Photo of the Day: April 17, 2018

When you can never get your homemade pizza to come out round, so you make them rectangle and call them flatbread to spare the hit to your ego.

Photo of the Day: March 28, 2018

Let me be an absolute basic white bitch with some avocado toast. And I’ll make matters worse: the avocado was purchased at TARJAY! The horror! The horror! (The spinach, meanwhile, is not so basic).

Photo of the Day: March 18, 2018

Homemade beef with scallions. It was as delicious as it looks. While it cost about the same to make as it would have been to order a quart, there is some satisfaction in pulling off this dish and it tasting just as good. Not to mention how much sodium and calories we save. This only…

Photo of the Day: March 10, 2018

Ah, the culmination of this three day series: Steak Au Poivre! I used London Broil which I rubbed in fresh ground peppercorns—the signature aspect of the dish. Then comes the sauce, with a side of fingerling potatoes and sauteed spinach.

Photo of the Day: March 8, 2018

The next three pictures are part of a series. Last month, I decided to give the classic Steak Au Poivre a shot. These are one of the side dishes I served with it: fingerling potatoes cooked in—you guessed it—homemade garlic butter. A nice change of pace from mashed potatoes or homefries.

Photo of the Day: February 28, 2018

Chinese takeout from Bei Jing II with a friend. We wanted a meatless night, and went with steamed broccoli (garlic sauce on the side), moo shu vegetables, and veggie dumplings. It was delicious. The meat was not missed.

Photo of the Day: February 27, 2018

Asparagus sautéed in olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. I boil them for a few minutes to soften them slightly before adding them to the pan. As for price, what a difference time makes. They went from $6.99 a pound to $3.99 in just a matter of days. Three weeks later, they…

Photo of the Day: February 25, 2018

Know where to shop and you can have a seafood feast for a fraction of what you would pay in a restaurant. Mussels from Trader Joe’s and lobster tails from Aldi (only $6 each). Placed on top of some spaghetti which I tossed in olive oil and homemade garlic butter.

Photo of the Day: February 20, 2018

Preparing to make homemade garlic butter. I used a recipe from my friend Walter that could not be any easier. Let two sticks of butter soften at room temperature, add a half a head of garlic and some fresh chopped parsley, and mash it all together with a fork. After that, let it rest in…

Photo of the Day: February 19, 2018

The first time I ever had venison, and I cooked it myself. My friend’s family hunts and brought back a slew of deer steaks. So here is one of them. Cooked in butter and olive oil for seven minutes on each side. I threw in a few cloves of garlic midway through for additional flavor….

Photo of the Day: February 10, 2018

A quick and easy vegetarian meal consisting of a grilled Kontos* flatbread topped with hummus and sautéed spinach. Served with a side of oven-fries and a splash or two of hot sauce. Delicious…and dare I say, healthy? *Look for Kontos “Mediterranean Lifestyle” flat bread. They purport it has some of the benefits of Greek yogurt….