Szechuan Spiced Chicken Wings

After a prolonged absence I am back, with a recipe I’m super excited to share with you. I’ve been meaning to come back for a while, but, I wanted to make sure I came back with a recipe you’d be excited about. Something a little different but totally “me” all at the same time. Something…

Sweet potato and sausage breakfast hash

  As most of you may know we recently had a baby girl, hence my LONG spell of no writing. She is adorable and worth all the work, and believe me it’s a lot of work! It’s incredible how quickly you resort to eating crap simply because it’s easy and you can’t find time to…

Paris 2012 – Part 1, Marche Bio

This post marks continued coverage of our whirlwind trip to Florida, London and Paris in 2012. Paris is a city known for it’s culinary prowess, however, it is remarkably easy to have a terrible meal there. More and more restaurants in the “center” are starting to take short cuts previously reserved for Applebee’s and TGI…

Rotini Con Salsa Fresca

Growing up I loved pasta salad. I ate it all the time until I was about 7 or 8 years old. Then, for whatever reason, I stopped eating it. A few years ago I tried it again and was sorely disappointed. The dish I had loved so much as a child tasted horrible. The dressing,…

Kale, Mushrooms, Navy Beans and Chicken over Quinoa

5 years ago when I first started working at Microsoft a coworker and I were discussing the dinners we’d had the night before. She told me she had made a stir fry with something called Mustard Greens. I had never heard of it before and found myself, intrigued. Would they taste like mustard? It looked…

Creamy Pesto Garden Pasta

I love pesto pasta, especially the creamy kind. Sadly, it has a ton of fat and calories. What with a half a cup of olive oil in the pesto and at least a 1/4 cup of cream, it’s a miracle I survived as long as I have eating it as much as I did. Now…

Delicias De España

There are few things I enjoy in life as much as a simple Spanish tapas meal. Sadly, here in Seattle the only decent Spanish restaurant is Harvest Vine and they charge ridiculous prices for what they offer. So, I usually leave that for a special ocassion and am denied the joy of a good, reasonably priced tapas…

Chicken and Rice For a Crowd

You would think that with my history of chicken and rice I can make it in any quantity and for any crowd. That I could make it in a house or make it for a mouse or make it here or there, that I could make it anywhere! Sadly, that is not the case. A…

Harrod’s Food Hall, aka the Forbidden Food Photographs

I have done a bad thing. I have angered the Twinning’s Tea Man. Not only did I photograph the food halls at Harrod’s department store, I continued to do so after I was told by the Twinnings Tea Man that I must not do so. I am likely to serve time for this, surely I…

Paella de Mariscos

We had a dinner party at our house last night with two dear friends, Omeed and Rachel. Rachel has recently returned from a trip to Europe, in which she ran the Paris marathon and took a cooking class in Barcelona! So proud of her for the former and so jealous of the latter. We have…

Kale and cannellini bean stew with a side of GMAT

The last 5 months have been terribly busy for me. Between moving house, my responsibilities at work tripling and studying for the GMAT, I barely had a free moment to eat, let alone cook anything. I just kept my head down, nose in the books/computer and my mind focused on the November 3rd 12:45 test…

Havana Harry’s

For my birthday dinner we all went to Havana Harry’s, a Cuban restaurant near our home in South Miami. I miss Cuban food terribly while in Seattle as there are no Cuban restaurants, so whenever I come home I try and make up for lost time. Now, there are many great Cuban restaurants in Miami,…