Cabbage and Kumquat Slaw

It’s the most magical time of year again: kumquat season! These teeny tiny citrus fruits are short-lived in stores and markets so get some while you can (just close your eyes, grab a handful and pretend you don’t see the $10 per pound price tag as you jam them in your pockets and walk out of the […]

Chunky Beef Tacos

These chunky beef tacos might look familiar — they’re a ripoff of Chile Colorado, but that’s usually made with pork. These are a simple and a great way to use beef stew meat (besides in beef stew, though if you want that, I have two: vegetable beef stew and beer beef stew). Chile colorado is […]

HHH10 Interview with Richard Lawson | Vanity Fair Film Critic

In this episode of Hilah’s Happy Hour, I got to talk with Richard Lawson, the film critic for Vanity Fair! I “met” him through my YouTube channel (he wrote me up this little blurb in the March issue of VF) and now we’re Twitter buddies. We talk about how he got into the critic business, what […]

HHH09 Interview with Josh Elkin

I met Josh Elkin a few months back when we taped an episode of Chopped together for Food Network. (Our episode airs March 28.) The shoot day was kind of a whirlwind, but we did get to hang out enough that I could see he is a genuinely nice and warm person and a really […]

HHH08 Interview with Rachel’s English

Rachel’s English is an educational YouTube channel teaching American English pronunciation to ESL students. Even as a native speaker, I find her videos very interesting and entertaining. In this interview, we cover her start as an opera singer and how that led to teaching English pronunciation then we give some great advice and discuss New Yorkers […]

Roasted Vegetable Tacos

We’ve been eating more vegetarian meals lately. For the last year, really, I’ve been feeling the pull back to my vegetarian roots. I suspect it might be a response to the harshness of the world. A desire to be gentler to other living things. An increased tenderness towards all creatures — human, animal, insect — just trying to […]

HHH07 Interview with Adriene Mishler | Yoga with Adriene

Adriene Mishler is the fantastic yogi and teacher of Yoga with Adriene. We’ve been friends for about 10 years and my husband Chris is her production partner for the yoga channel. We also made this “Prenatal Yoga” video series together when I was pregnant with my son. In this episode, we talk about how acting and […]

Simple Lentil Soup (and also the best!)

I’ve said it before, bean soups are some of my favorite soups. And this simple lentil soup has quickly wormed its way into my heart and stomach and that turn of phrase is slightly inappropriate on a food blog but you know what I mean. The key is a little bit of bacon. I know! […]

Creamy Orzo with Mushrooms

Ooh lala! If you’re looking for a super easy thing to make that kids and grown-ups will all eat, creamy orzo with mushrooms is the thing. Orzo is a tiny rice-shaped pasta (orzo means barley in Italian) that is most often used in soups, but I like to cook it as a side dish and […]