Pad Thai

Pad Thai

The first time I had pad Thai was in Boston. I’ve mentioned before that I wasn’t a terribly cosmopolitan eater before moving to Boston, so many of my firsts happened there: bialys, mooshoo pancakes, mango lassi, and pad Thai. My boyfriend attended Berklee College and we’d often eat at a place right across from the […]

Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

Our friends from Spain came to visit for my brother’s wedding last year and taught me how to make paella. Carlos and María José live in Málaga, but she is from Valencia (where some of the most famous paella is from) and Carlos’s dad is an excellent paellero (I think that’s what he called him, […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

pulled-pork-sandwich

This slow cooker pulled pork recipe is straight outta my Slow Cooker Recipes book! It’s been tested and retested and eaten and re-eaten … err, that doesn’t sound right. The point is, this is a damn near impossible to screw up pulled pork recipe. I know — I know — the best pulled pork is really […]

How to Cook Rice

How to Cook Rice

Don’t laugh. Don’t laugh like it’s funny. Lots of people struggle with how to cook rice. I know, because I hear about it every week. So to appease the masses and throngs of youngsters and oldsters who’ve requested help with rice, here is another video in the Learn to Cook series: How to cook rice […]

Butternut Squash Puree with Caramelized Onions

butternut squash puree

I’m already starting to think about Thanksgiving, even though it’s only August, but that’s not completely my fault since butternut squash has been popping up at the farmers’ markets and butternut squash reminds me of fall and Thanksgiving. This will also be our first Thanksgiving with our very own baby, so forgive me if I’m […]

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

I did it! (I think) I finally made a belieber out of Chris! (Mostly) Chris finally ate some eggplant and didn’t think it was (very) terrible and gross! Yay for Chris! Yay for me! Yay for you! Yay for eggplant!

Crispy Onion Rings

crispy onion rings

Sweet onions are in season now and I can think of no better way to enjoy their wholesome goodness than by battering and deep frying them. Extra crispy onions rings are what the doctor ordered! (Not my doctor, but surely some doctor at some point in history? Even a dentist?) This recipe is adapted from […]

San Diego Vacation

San Diego Vacation

Recap of our recent San Diego vacation – our first real vacation in three years! Highlights of the trip: Watch the video for footage of sea lions, harbor tour, and some animals in the Aquarium of the Pacific! Read on for more details and San Diego restaurant recommendations. Balboa Park – This is the crowning jewel […]

Super Spirulina Smoothie

spirulina smoothie

Spirulina is a blue-green algae (though that is a misnomer for cyanobacteria — a photosynthesizing bacteria) that can be found in healthy places like the ocean and Whole Foods. In dry, powdered form, it’s a deep, rich forest green and reminds me of a high-quality dry tempera paint. Once blended into a green smoothie, it […]