Indian Eggplant with Lemon-Garlic Butter Over Mint Labneh

I just purchased like 8 pounds of Allsorts Licorice and am flying high. My dentist won’t be thrilled but my soul is satiated. (I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m certainly feeling hyperbolic today.) After a lunch break of ribs and Tindering with my bosses, I’m settling into a full afternoon of work and meetings, but a dear friend asked me to post … Continue reading Indian Eggplant with Lemon-Garlic Butter Over Mint Labneh

Blood Orange, Almond Ricotta Cake

With the bouts of El Nino happening, I’ve been in a very serious nesting mode. The apartment is ridiculously clean, paintings have finally been hung, corners scrubbed and flowers out. So naturally, I’ve also gravitated toward comfort food. Last week, I came home and made grilled rockfish tacos with homemade guac and pico de gallo plus charred corn tortillas. Then went to spin. And then … Continue reading Blood Orange, Almond Ricotta Cake

Molasses-Ginger Cinnamon Rolls

They see me rollin’. They hatin’. Everyone seems to be afraid of baking, yeasting, kneading and anything that requires more than 1/3 cup oil, 2 eggs and some water. (That’s the funfetti boxed cake recipe if you’re wondering.) And as my friend Carrie very often reminds me, “Baking requires chemistry.” Which is why I am not at all suited for it. I just prefer bunging … Continue reading Molasses-Ginger Cinnamon Rolls

Sunday Supper: Sausage Stew (In Less Than 15 Minutes)

Life is moving fast these days – with travel, work, new projects, unfinished business and posting on Instagram, I’ve had little time to chill aka make extravagant meals. In fact, I’ve been feeling a bit rough around the edges, which always calls for comfort food that I can make in less than fifteen minutes. In the colder winter months, meaning anything under 72 degrees, I … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Sausage Stew (In Less Than 15 Minutes)

Sunday Supper: White Bean Soup with Bacon, Thyme and Curried Brown Butter

I’ve always found soups rather boring and underwhelming. The texture is always sort of mushy, seasoning never strong, and overall, just blah. However, my family gifted me with an handheld liquidizer/emulsifier over the holidays and I’ve been going HAM on the whole soup business. The goal? A flavor fusion, high on the seasoning and bacon. Always bacon. A few notes on my cooking, I do … Continue reading Sunday Supper: White Bean Soup with Bacon, Thyme and Curried Brown Butter