All in Recipes

Spaghetti with Zucchini, Parmesan + Garlic (Noodles + Zoodles)

Zoodles on their own just don't do it for me. I eat an entire bowl of them and am starving 10 minutes later. Just me? I also love pasta so freaking much that damn it how can you say the two are the same? Ok don't worry, this isn't a rant on zucchini noodles. They too have their merits. They are delightful in salads and excellent when you want to keep things light and tight. And even more so, they're perfect when you want zucchini with your pasta, but not huge chunks of veg that don't really blend in.
 

Red White & Blue Spritzers

This year, my Fourth of July looks a little bit different. With the wedding just a few months away, Brandon and I wanted some quality time away from the hustle and bustle. We snuck away to Miami for a few days of nothingness. I know, there’s South Beach, and Bal Harbour Mall, and Wynwood, but don’t you ever just want to partake in the art of nullity?

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

It was foggy and gray outside; my farmer’s market plans were quickly abolished. I moved sluggishly out of bed, my eyes took an eternity to focus on the room in front of me. I brewed some coffee, sat on the couch, contemplated what was next. I knew I wanted to take on a hefty weekend baking project. Because when, if not on a rainy saturday, would you go through the trouble of making dough from scratch? 

Parisian Dinner Party: Chicken a la Moutarde

I chose chicken with mustard sauce for my Parisian dinner because I love the complexity of the thick mustard sauce, and the subtle tartness that crème fraîche provides. When planning parties, I limit the time-consuming dishes to one or two, max. I want the evening to feel special, but I don't want to be so exhausted by the time people come over that I'm ready for bed. And while this chicken require a few extra steps, you will be repaid handsomely for your efforts.

Parisian Dinner Party: Charcuterie, Cheese & Vegan "Boards"

When thinking about the guests at my party, I recognized that it was a diverse bunch. My brother's friend Jakob was coming, who is a vegan. My mom is a cheese-lover, and my father adores salami. So I figured this was the perfect chance to create a trio of "boards" if you will. I love setting these up on my living room coffee table so that as guests come in, they can nibble. It also buys you (the host) some time to put together finishing touches. 

Summer Linguine with Clams

To me, summer symbolizes abundance. There is a cornucopia of food, of greenery, of salty beach days; until she zips right by like she always does, and before you know it, summer is over. I try to tell myself it's going to fly by "so enjoy it!" Savor it. Don't waste it watching Netflix on the couch. Can you think of a better way to spend a summer night than slurping pasta, fishing clams out of their shells, little morsels of sweet corn and salty capers? I can. Just add 1 rooftop and 2 glasses of cold white wine.