Roasted Eggplant Spread Recipe: How To Make It

roasted eggplant spread

I love being invited out to a friend’s house for dinner. “Bring an appetizer” is often the response that I get when asking what to bring.  That’s where I find myself stuck in the eternal appetizer dilemma. Choosing the perfect starter can be tougher than picking a restaurant to have dinner. As so the quandary […]

On The Stalk Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk

I think I grew up detesting Brussels sprouts as all my childhood memories were of being served them boiled or steamed, and they lacked any taste, or flavor, and were generally soggy.  But if you follow my Instagram account, you know that I often order them while dining out. They are delicious – how did […]

Easy Fig Jam Recipe

Say goodbye to store-bought fig jam and embrace the deliciousness of homemade jam

Easy Homemade Thai Pad See Ew

After a trip to Thailand, I fell in love with this noodle dish that is both sweet, salty, and sour. Pad See Ew literally means “stir-fried soy sauce noodles”. It uses extra-thick rice noodles, which is perfect for our family as our dishes need to be gluten and dairy-free. This dish is known as street-food […]

Easy chipotle salsa 

This is a super easy and delicious recipe for chipotle salsa.  It has fresh ingredients and will taste like restaurant quality salsa. Dice 1 pound of fresh tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, 4 finely chopped garlic cloves and half of a bunch of chopped cilantro leaves into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Add a small […]

Fruit-infused vodka recipe

Making your own fruit infused vodka with lemons, limes or peaches can easily be made at home with just a few simple steps.

Top Chef Hugh Acheson is not in a pickle with his book

When I was in Atlanta, I dined at Top Chef Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South – I will confess that I had both lunch and dinner there that same day.  I loved the food, service and ambiance, but what I loved the most, was that I purchased two of Hugh’s books on the way out. […]

Cooking plantains at home easier than you’d imagine

We were headed to a theme party last weekend and had to bring a side dish, so I selected to make plantains to go with the steak that the host was making.  I love having them when I dine at a churrascaria, but have never made them before.  After a bit of research, I found out […]

Bobby Flay’s Coconut-Cashew Basmati Rice recipe

It is every bit as delicious as it looks. Ingredients 4 tablespoons oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 2 cups basmati rice, rinsed several times in cold water and drained well Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup cashews, roasted 1 can […]