Broccoli & Feta Salad

I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy classic vegetables, particularly when they're in season and at their peak in the middle of summer!  I've always loved broccoli but leafy greens like kale and chard have seemed to replace it lately in my shopping cart. I have no explanation for it!  What has broccoli ever done to me? … [Read more...]

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder: An Easter Recipe

If you are entertaining this Easter, you'll want a dish that can wow your guests that doesn't require a lot of work once they arrive. That's why I'm always a fan of slow-roasted meats since all the work is done in the oven while you take care of other things (or in my case sleep since I am a fan of roasting overnight)! And … [Read more...]

Bloody Mary

It's almost the weekend, and there's nothing better than day-drinking on a lazy Saturday - especially when that Bloody Mary is essentially a meal!  Whip up this super fresh and spicy Bloody Mary mix if you're looking for a kick with brunch. The secret?  Instead of using tomato juice that's overly salted - put your favorite … [Read more...]

Poached Pears in White Wine

Poached fruit is always an elegant and light dessert that makes such a gorgeous presentation.  I'm rather obsessed with poached pears at the moment.  The great thing about pears is that they're available virtually year round since, much like apples, they store so well in root cellars.  It's amazing to have a local pear in … [Read more...]

Skate w/ Lemon, Butter & Capers

Skate is a delicious fish in the ray family.  The meat is tender, flaky, and mild in flavor much like that of other white fish such as flounder or sole.  The best part is, it's usually very inexpensive, and super easy to make.  Click here to watch me demonstrate how to make this elegant dish on our Season One Finale of HiB. … [Read more...]

Roasted Beet Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese & Arugula

Beets are an amazing vegetable - they store really well in a root cellar and because of that, are available virtually year-round at your local farmers' market. They're also really good for you!  On a recent episode of HiB, Chef Cal Elliott of Rye made us a Beet Ravioli that was by far the best beet dish I had ever tasted. … [Read more...]

Mushroom Tacos

Recently on Hungry in Brooklyn, we were lucky enough to get a lesson in taco making from the very talented Chef Ivan Garcia of Mesa Coyoacan.  Armed with a new confidence in Mexican cooking and a tortilla press, I set out to create the perfect do-it-yourself Mushroom Tacos.  These tacos make a delicious hearty vegetarian … [Read more...]

Walnut & Basil Pesto

One of the most beautiful places in which I've ever set foot was a walnut farm. The majestically gorgeous trees do not only provide shade and beauty, but some of the tastiest nuts on earth.  And while most of us find walnuts in sweet and decadent desserts, they also make wonderful savory dishes. In fact, they are a … [Read more...]

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock is a kitchen staple I try to have on-hand at all times. It's perfect for soups and sauces, and gives quinoa and rice extra flavor when you use it in place of water. And the best part is, it's a cinch to make yourself, and a whole lot cheaper than buying it pre-made. Plus, those pre-packaged stocks contain lots … [Read more...]

Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa

We’ve been back in New York now for about a month but I still long for the sunshine of Miami since it’s dreary all day and dark by 4:30 PM here in Brooklyn.  I’ve tried drinking Hemingway Daiquiris to warm my soul and drown my sorrows, but without the sunshine and ocean breezes, they seem inappropriately fruity.  So I … [Read more...]