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a classic wedge

a classic wedge

a crisp wedge salad is the perfect lunch or start to a meal. it’s always been a favorite salad of mine. this is a simple dressing for a wedge salad. found on bon appetit, the recipe also include ideas for other accoutrements, including croutons, crispy shallots, diced avocado, and hard boiled eggs. ______________________ wedge salad  … Continue reading

rich risotto

rich risotto

everyone’s scared of risotto. but it ain’t no thang. all it is… is a lot of stirring. like, 25 minutes worth of stirring. they key is to be prepared; make sure you have a couple cups of stock in a saucepan over low heat to keep it hot so you can add it when you … Continue reading

carbonara revisited

carbonara revisited

i have a brussels sprouts addiction. and i’m feeding it. i made this originally with leftovers from the brussels sprouts hash to make something different the next day. i tossed the leftover brussels sprouts & onion with pasta and the egg/parmesan mixture (see below). that is a quicker way to do it with leftovers, but … Continue reading

breakfast bake

breakfast bake

hosting a brunch can be difficult and stressful. making it as simple as possible for yourself will make life easier. for our girls’ secret santa brunch, i decided to try out a breakfast bake that would allow me to hang out with friends instead of making made-to-order eggs. a few snacks beforehand didn’t hurt the … Continue reading

green, eggs & bacon

green, eggs & bacon

my fondness for brussels sprouts and bacon is undeniable. any new way to serve or mix & match these two ingredients will pique my interest. i found the inspiration for this recipe on pinterest. i decided to do my own spin on it to fit my needs and likes. is it breakfast for dinner? or … Continue reading

breakfast for dinner

breakfast for dinner

the egg is one of the most versatile ingredients out there. it’s also one of the cheapest, making it one of the best on a budget. for a quick, simple, cheap dinner, i got reacquainted with the egg. to make it more dinner-friendly, i opted for pan-fried polenta instead of bread. i’ll be the first … Continue reading

get your greens

get your greens

with winter creepin’ around the corner, this means (for me) lotsa bacon & veggies… because, why not? don’t veggies cancel out the fat in bacon? it’s a theory. not proven, but i will do lots of scientific test. on one such occasion, i opted for a classic combination of bacon, brussels sprouts (gasp!), & onions … Continue reading

a working lunch

a working lunch

as a young professional in the district of columbia, i’ve been finding it hard to make time to cook in the evenings and bring in leftovers for lunch. unfortunately, it’s getting expensive to keep buying lunch everyday at work — whole foods & chipotle don’t help my cause! thus, i decided to make a dinner … Continue reading

carbonara

who doesn’t love comfort food? especially on a sunday night. i’m currently in NYC and thought i’d give my boyfriend’s credit card a break and cook dinner. i gave him a couple options, but this one made his eyes light up! carbonara pasta his roommate is dating an italian guy, antonio, so there was extra … Continue reading