mexican fried rice

At La Brasa in Somerville, I may have had the best steak I've eaten this year (so far). That's a big claim, I know, because I am a very enthusiastic carnivore. At La Brasa,...

overnight chia oatmeal
July 10, 2014

Overnight Chia Oatmeal

I realize that chia pudding falls in the love-it-or-hate-it category. I definitely belong in the former group. I can't get enough of the cold, creamy, almost jelly-like pudding (my favorite is coconut chia pudding). And...

beet pasta

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been writing a collection of my Good Eats where I share some some of the great foods I’ve enjoyed but were previously undocumented. I ate plenty of...

banana bread with candied bacon

I love banana bread and I've been wanting to make one studded with dark chocolate chips. I decided to amp it up even more by adding chopped up candied bacon

polpette

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, especially to my own super dad! After my graduation last month (where Aretha Franklin sang the national anthem!) I took a couple of weeks off...

cherry garcia smoothie

This Healthy Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is low-fat, vegan, gluten-free, and filled with fiber and protein. It has all the flavors of Cherry Garcia ice cream, but it's much more nutritious. And you don't have...

hatchery
May 26, 2014

Hatchery Giveaway

Happy Memorial Day, folks! I have a very nice giveaway for you all today. I’m very picky about hosting giveaways here (I’ve only done six in the last three years) and I only do...

pampanga coliseum

We were at the cockfighting arena in San Fernando, Pampanga, a province in the Philippines. Dark, humid, loud and thumping, I could feel a frantic energy pulsing in the air. It was my first...

chocolate chip cookies

I know we're all friends because we like Sweet and Salty, right? And by Salty, we're not talking about a former Red Sox catcher (even though he is very good-looking, and actually looks sweet). We're talking...

tarte flambee

"I can make a meal out of these appetizers!" How many times have you heard someone say that? If we're friends in real life, then you probably hear it from me every time we're out for...