Fresh out of the kitchen

Thai Coconut Curry with Vegetables


Last weekend, NYC was a very unpleasant place to be. Due to Joaquin’s hurricane-y wrath, it was unseasonably cold, wet and grey. Rene and I originally planned to spend Saturday brunching and digging for treasures at Williamsburg thrift stores (I know, so cliche…), but once we stepped foot outside, we resolved not to leave again until the… 

Read More »

Parmesan-chips-kale-apple-salad (1)

Kale-Apple Salad with Parmesan Chips and Tahini Dressing

It is a rare occurrence to come across a truly great salad and this, ladies and gentlemen, is a truly great salad. Here’s how it all goes down: you begin by shredding kale and massaging it until softened. Slices of sweet-tart apple go in next, followed by crunchy Parmesan chips (also known as frico), which… 

Read More »


Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Crostini

I’m pretty sure my friends and I were the only kids who threw dinner parties in high school; they wanted to feel like sophisticated adults and I wanted to cook. My friend Sofya and I literally used to sit in class and write the menus in our notebooks. The gatherings never turned out super sophisticated… 

Read More »

Faro-Bushwick (2)

A New Generation of Pasta at Faro in Bushwick

Do you listen to Burnt Toast, the Food 52 podcast? I didn’t until a few days ago, when I binge-listened to several episodes at work, and I’m here to tell that you it’s a keeper. Back in May, they hosted guest Adam Platt, the long-time restaurant critic at New York Magazine, for a show called… 

Read More »


Savory Oatmeal with Shiitake Bacon, Kale and Fried Egg

Savory oatmeal is a concept I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. I love how it takes a run-of-the-mill food like oatmeal and turns it into a blank canvas for myriad possibilities. This recipe is a stick-to-your ribs kind of meal, ideal for chilly weekend mornings that implore you to stay in your PJ’s just… 

Read More »


Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Chipotle-Lime Dressing + a fun photo shoot

A few weeks ago, my good friend Michelle and I spent an afternoon in the kitchen taking some photos. Because you are not a health food blogger until there’s a photo shoot centered on you making a salad, amirite? I decided to make this awesome quinoa and black bean salad. Although super easy to make, it… 

Read More »


Cocktail Hour: Cilantro-Cucumber Gin and Tonic

Hellooo, blogosphere! As you may have heard, I moved apartments last week, which explains why this is my first new post in two weeks. I am very excited to be up and running again, and equally excited to be sharing this cocktail recipe with you. My relationship with gin started out rocky. I first tried it… 

Read More »