Spice it Up with Moroccan Chicken

As you know, I love herbs and spices. They seriously make every dish so much better! Whatever you’re cooking – whether it’s homemade croutons, soup, or a myriad of other well-seasoned recipes – herbs and spices go a long way to making a flavorful recipe that stands out. I recently came across an article in Parenting magazine featuring recipes that use a cooked rotisserie chicken. I usually don’t buy a whole cooked chicken, but I was inspired (as I often am) by the reci… read more »

Sugar is a Scapegoat

Soda and sugar have been in the news way too much lately. Somehow sugar has become the scapegoat of our country’s obesity epidemic. Last week Mayor Bloomberg proposed a ban on the sale of soda and other sugar sweetened beverages greater than 16 ounces at stadiums, restaurants, delis, theaters, and other food sellers (although not grocery or convenience stores) in New York City. The ban has many loopholes – including the fact that you can buy two 16 ounce drinks and free refills would be allowed. I… read more »

Tips & Recipes to Help You Stay Cool

Here we go with another day of intense heat here in New York City. Temperatures are supposed to rise to almost 100 degrees today – and with the dry heat and lack of a cool breeze it may feel even hotter. It’s so important to keep yourself well hydrated in this kind of weather. To help you out, here are some tips and previously-posted recipes to make it through the day. Drink up – keep a filled, cold water bottle with you (on your desk, in your purse, car, etc) all day. Don’t like water… read more »

Tomato-Basil Mozzarella Frittata

It’s a scorcher out there! On days like this, who wants to be in her kitchen cooking a hot meal?! There’s a saying “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen!” It’s no fun standing over hot flames when it’s hot outside, but dinner still needs to be put on the table. A few weeks ago I made a delicious frittata that was inspired by the Tomato-Pesto Frittata from Everyday Food. Tonight is a perfect night for this dish. Tomatoes and basil evoke the flavors… read more »

Cilantro-Lime Steak

Last week I shared two guest posts by Kari Underly, a female butcher, about Kosher beef (in case you missed it, check out part 1 & part 2). I don’t make steak at home that often because i like my steak grilled and I find it doesn’t come out as good on a grill pan as it does on an outdoor grill. That said, I read a delicious-sounding recipe in Everyday Food and was inspired to make a summery steak at home. The recipe called for buttermilk, and since we keep Kosher I needed to find a substitute for i… read more »