Coq a vin

Like most people, I would imagine, the way I cook during the week is dramatically different from the way I cook during the weekend. During-the-week Callie finds the prospect of feeding herself three times a day, five days in a row, unspeakably daunting, hence the collection of Tender Greens takeout bags I’m amassing (which has…

Baked eggs with sweet potato & kale

Happy New Year, friends! Like most humans, I’ve kicked off 2018 with some resolutions, or really one resolution with an addendum. In general, I’d like to cook more. I realize this probably won’t come as a shock given you have landed on my food blog. But to achieve this goal, I’d like to cook less…

Pappardelle with wine-braised short rib ragú

What I love about cold weather in December is not just that it encourages us to eat hearty comfort foods but that we’re able to do so without pretense. Come February, eating a giant bowl of pasta feels like both an obligation and a failure to live out your New Year’s Resolutions. But in December…

Mediterranean sweet potatoes

December is always one of the busiest months of the year, and this December promises to be no different. Between the shopping for presents and baking of cookies and hosting of brunches (I’m hosting a brunch this Sunday! It’s going to be easy! Only 3 different casseroles and homemade biscuits and cookies and also fudge!…

Vegetable bibimbap with cauliflower rice

Call me crazy but the best bibimbap I’ve had in NYC is from The Smith. It may be tied with the bibimbap from Do Hwa but it’s definitely top two. Don’t know what the heck I’m talking about? Bibimbap is (and pardon the oversimplification) Korean food’s answer to fried rice. Rice is cooked until it…

Red wine chocolate cake

I assume we’re on the same page when I say that there are three things I’m in the mood for after work on a Monday, and all three can be found in the title of this post. Back story: a few weeks ago I made my favorite recipe of all time to celebrate moving into…

Blackened cauliflower tacos

While I’ll never be a vegan (sorry, I love meat), I’m very glad that so many people are. This is completely selfish because for me, it means I have easy access to things that make a dairy-free gal’s life much, much brighter. Vegan cheese for vegan pizza, dairy free creamer so I don’t have to…

Bucatini amatriciana

Despite my better judgement, I’ve decided to come back from vacation. It was a tough decision, let me tell you. But after subsisting on pastries, french fries and a steady stream of wine for 10 days, it seemed prudent to return to my New York routine of kale and meals in bowls. …That and also…

Brown butter cherry bars

I’m about a month late with this recipe because I’ve been posting boring things like salads when clearly all we really needed was something dessert-y to get us to the weekend. Silly me. So with that out of the way, I will now turn my attention wholeheartedly to sweets made with the season’s bounty of…

Sweet potato Cobb salad with Dijon vinaigrette

Let me start by saying that while this may possibly sound like a vegan or just generally healthier version of a Cobb salad, it is not. See, it includes bacon because in my opinion, if you’re going to make a Cobb salad without bacon then you might as well not make a Cobb salad at…

Seared salmon with avocado salsa verde

Something I’ve learned now that I live in a studio is that there are certain things you cannot cook, unless you want to relive them for the next week. These include foods like bacon or any kind of fish. I learned this the hard way when I made salmon a few weeks ago. I thought…

Pasta with vegan pesto and roasted tomatoes

I feel like a broken record here but work has been crazy, I haven’t had time to post, it’s been a month since I shared a new recipe and somehow it’s almost the end of July… …Wait. What!!?? It’s complete madness! I can’t remember a summer that’s gone faster. It might have something to do…