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Cinnamon Honey Cashew Butter

In Side Dishes, Snacks On May 21, 2014 0 Comments

Homemade nut butters are amazing!  You can easily customize it to the way you like, and jazz it up with your own mix-ins.

Please don’t try this in a regular blender.  I use a Vitamix 750.  If you don’t have that, follow the instructions for a food processor version (…

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Summer Salad

In Vegetarian On May 19, 2014 1 Comment

This is one of my all-time favorite salads.  It’s light, refreshing, and just screams summer!  The best thing is that I made it in less than 10 minutes.


The dressing recipe is approximately what I usually use.  I don’t really measure, just eyeball it.  If it’s too tart, add …


Aged balsamic vinegar and ice cream

In Cherry on top On January 10, 2013 0 Comments

Until recently, I thought that balsamic vinegar came from the supermarket and costed a few bucks. On December 25th, 2012, my mind was BLOWN. My brother and sister got me a bottle of aged balsamic for Christmas. They gave me a 250 ML bottle of Botte Piccola aged balsamic (…


Lemon Basil Salt

In For your pantry On January 5, 2013 2 Comments

Salt is delicious.  Sometimes people wonder why what I serve them tastes so good.  Spoiler: I put salt and butter in everything. I’m not claiming to be the world’s healthiest cook…and we all know a certain dietitian friend of mine hates how much salt I put in food.

This salt …


Homemade apple cinnamon infused vodka

In Drinks On December 27, 2012 4 Comments

A few weeks ago, my friends and I met at Hersh’s Pizza in Federal Hill ( for happy hour.  They have a great assortment of thin crust pizzas with a number of unique toppings.  Arugula and pistachio? Not a combination I would have ever thought of, but it was delicious.…


No recipe needed – Roasted tomatoes

In Side Dishes, Vegan Friendly On November 12, 2012 0 Comments

These roasted tomatoes are so simple you don’t really even need a recipe for them.  I choose to add a few things to make them even tastier, but you could easily roast your tomatoes with just olive oil, salt & pepper and still have them be delicious.

To start, preheat …


Single Servings: Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken

In Chicken On February 26, 2012 1 Comment

This “Single Servings” recipe was inspired by how dirty my house is.  It’s way too messy to invite other people over for dinner, and I don’t really do leftovers, so cooking for one it is.

The true inspiration for the dish came from the surplus of basil growing in my …


Pan Fried Gnocchi

In Vegetarian On June 7, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s a dish I made for my friend a few weeks ago.  I invited her over for dinner without have a real plan of what to make.  I had picked up some gnocchi earlier, so I thought I would spice it up with something different from your average sauce. The …


Broad Street Run – Trail Mix

In Snacks On May 3, 2011 2 Comments

This Sunday marked my brother’s girlfriend and my third time at the annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run.  For those of you not familiar, this is a 10 mile run through Broad Street which goes through center city Philly.  The one thing which we have learned doing this for two

Mobile post: food nibbles- Patzeria Pizza NYC

In Nibbles On April 8, 2011 0 Comments

I’m on vacation right now in NYC. I didn’t really come with a plan, instead I’m just winging it.

I’m using urbanspoon to pick my places to eat and seeing how they stack up. My hotel is right in Times Square.

Ubranspoon suggested Patzeria Pizza which didn’t disappoint. 231 W …