Heat Wave

Grilled Turkey Meatballs with Jalapeno Queso Sauce

Grilled Turkey Meatballs with Jalapeno Queso Sauce: I have a fond memory of cooking with my grandmother on a warm spring day. It was one of those moments, where laughter constantly filled the room, and when you can see the … Continue reading

Orient Express

Mongolian Pork with Lemongrass Rice

Mongolian Pork with Lemongrass Rice: Last weekend we hiked for miles. The kind of mind-clearing walk, through quiet and heavily wooded areas, that even Henry David would be inspired by. It’s always rejuvenating when spring finally springs and long hikes … Continue reading

That’s a Wrap

Caesar Salad & Quinoa Grilled Wrap

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap with Quinoa: On occasion, I find that the simplest ingredients are best, but the unconventional approach to tradition can be equally fulfilling. Much has changed in the culinary world since Julia Child showed us fashionable … Continue reading

Beyond The Sea

Seafood Lasagna with Mornay Sauce & Gruyere

Seafood Lasagna with Mornay Sauce & Gruyere: Somewhere, beyond insanity and utter confusion, there lies an essential need for comfort. As Boston sighs a deep relief after a week-long terrorist assault on our liberty following the Marathon bombing, we return … Continue reading

Take Me Out

General Tso’s Chicken with Ginger Rice & Broccoli

General Tso’s Chicken with Ginger Rice & Broccoli: It’s usually on those more busy workweeks, when you glance at the clock and realize you should have left for home hours ago, that we commonly reach for the stack of take-out … Continue reading

Spring Ahead

Thai Chicken Enchiladas

Thai Chicken Enchiladas with Spicy Peanut Ginger Sauce: Everything about this dish screams Thai – except for the fact that they’re rolled in tortillas and covered with smoky cheese. I often find myself at crossroads. The preverbal crossroads in cooking … Continue reading

Fooled Again

Braised Chicken with Spring Fettuccini

Braised Chicken with Spring Fettuccine: It’s funny, even when you have a clearly defined plan the final results can often be positive surprises in the end. The seasons have this way of steering my subconscious, especially in cooking. Last week … Continue reading

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Coconut Cottontail Cookies

Coconut Cottontail Cookies (Gluten-free): Easter desserts tend to gravitate toward all things sugary, so we wanted to make a cookie that did not compete with the overabundance of those qualities generally consumed during this particular holiday. I was motivated to … Continue reading

Will Love for Food

Spring Risotto with Mushrooms & Edamame

Spring Risotto with Mushrooms & Edamame: Risotto easily represents the pinnacle of nurturing, indicative of taking one’s time to craft something understandable and significant. What I love about the best risottos is their inherent restraint of ingredients in order to … Continue reading

Socked in the Eye

Pecan-Crusted Sockeye Salmon

Pecan Crusted Sockeye Salmon with Coconut Balsamic Edamame: I’m often surprised at how acute some people are with random, yet decisive, acts of kindness. Not just the occasional driver waving you first at the synchronous stop sign competition, or a … Continue reading