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…

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…

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…

Shakshuka

Brunch is the ultimate utility meal. Think about it: one meal covers breakfast and lunch, and sometimes, if you’ve particularly overindulged, you can stretch it to dinner. Not to mention it’s usually made up of dishes that combine protein, starch and veggies into one. And also that when hosting brunch for a group, almost all the work can…

Fajita chicken bowls with cauliflower rice

I don’t mean this lightly when I say this recipe may be one of the best things I’ve ever cooked, and it’s coming your way just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Added to the list of reasons I should probably stop binge-eating Mexican food is an extremely exciting event that will require me to…

Zucchini “enchiladas” with tomato-braised chicken

Ahhh how has it been a month since I shared a new recipe? Actually, I’ll tell you how… I could give you the standard excuses: work has been insane, I’ve been busy, blah blah blah. But the real reason is that my sister got married on Saturday and the whole wedding business ended up taking…

Kale salad with za’atar cauliflower & avocado-tahini dressing

Well, that’s a mouthful. (Literally and figuratively, hehe food jokes.) However, I feel a lengthy name is necessary for this salad because every part is equally important. The za’atar cauliflower is so addictive you could eat it on its own, and the avocado-tahini dressing is a total show-stopper. This is one of those lunches you prep the…

Zoodles with avocado pesto and shrimp

Don’t get me wrong, zoodles and shrimp are great but this post is really about the avocado pesto. It should actually be renamed “magic pesto” because that is how great it is. Last April, I made pesto for my book club and to accommodate various members’ dairy allergies, myself included, I made one batch dairy-free. What I…

Cumin roasted carrots with avocado

Growing up, cooked carrots were one of my no-go foods. Truthfully, most foods were on that list. This seems almost impossible to believe now but I was an extremely picky eater as a child. I simply refused to eat. So every night, after my parents and sister had finished their dinner, I got moved to the kitchen…