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FALAFEL

You know those warring Philly Cheese Steak spots across the street from each other in Philadelphia? Well, welcome to the French version, falafel-style. On this narrow street in the Marais, falafel joints compete for your affections, but L’As Dus Fallafel won my heart in the end. Literally my best bite in Paris and only 5 euro.  This blend of crunchy, […]
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SHRIMP BURGER WITH WAKAME SLAW

Shrimp toast is one of my favorite things ever, so I figured, why not switch out the toast for burger buns? The shrimp burgers are filled with fresh herbs and bright flavors and when topped with a crunchy wakame (seaweed salad) and spicy sriracha. I am practically addicted, I love this combination so much.  I might even try rolling the […]
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CHIPOTLE VEGGIE BURGER

Sofrito, depending on where you are, is the base of many many dishes. Typically onion, fat, and a couple of other ingredients, it provides the foundation for other flavors to be layered.  For the base of these veggie burgers, I used an Ecuadorian style sofrito, with onion, toasted garlic, tomatoes, cumin, and cilantro.  The result is a rich and flavorful […]
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MEXICAN STYLE CHICKEN AND SWEETCORN STEW

On my YouTube channel today I collaborated with the lovely Donal Skehan where we traded some of our favorite recipes. He shared this deliciously simple soup that takes under 20 minutes to put together. For more recipes like this one, make sure to check out his website. If you don’t make your own chicken stock for this recipe be sure […]
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DECONSTRUCTED FALAFEL SALAD

Falafel is one of my favorite meals. Crispy, fresh, and usually wedged between bright pickles, creamy tahini, and fluffy pita – it’s all about layering textures and flavors for the perfect combination. I took that idea out of the pita and into the salad bowl, and simplified things by using crispy fried chickpeas rather than balls of falafel. I’m pretty […]
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GREENEST GREEN JUICE

The farthest I’ve gotten with a juice cleanse is about 8 hours. Lame, I know, but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that juice is just a delicious breakfast and snack for me. There’s something about a glass of green juice that just revives. I love this blend for all of the bright herbs, refreshing cucumber, and a hint of […]
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THE GREEN MARY

I’m new to the whole Bloody Mary thing, as I’m not really into tomato juice, but I love the idea of a savory cocktail. The key is balance and liberal heat. So in celebration of St. Patty’s, I thought a green take on the hungover brunch classic was in order. In this version I lose the tomatoes and include an […]
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ZA’ATAR QUICHE

Made with the wild thyme and hyssop that grows on the hillsides of the Levant, Za’atar is versatile spice blend that can be used on anything and everything. Each country and region in the Middle East has their own twist on this classic. Some add caraway seeds, some add fennel, but at its base is the earthy blend of hillside herbs. I […]
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BRUCE’S SPICY CORNBREAD DRESSING

Last year I had two thanksgivings, back to back. My fiance’s family had a Thanksgiving lunch, and a little later my family had an early Thanksgiving dinner.  My family kills it at Thanksgiving. My mom’s stuffing is wonderful, Tina’s pies are next level, and on the whole, we have very high expectations when it comes to Thanksgiving sides.  My intention […]
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PUMPKIN PANZANELLA

I have spoken many times about how I’m not a salad person. I get about halfway through, and then filled with malaise and ennui, loosely drop my fork to the side and zone out. I just. Can’t. Finish. It. Something about chewing through that much roughage leads me to distraction. I would rather eat almost anything else. But, panzanella gets […]
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