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...]

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...]

Spiced Chestnut Cookies – Gluten-Free

Well the holidays are just around the corner and you have one week and one weekend left to get those Christmas cookies going!  Lisa Ludwinski of "Funny Side Up" decided to stop by Hungry on Spreecast to spread the holiday cheer and give us some tips and tricks for Holiday Baking. She just moved to Detroit and has started … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Soup

This dish was inspired by the flavors of fall, and a fantastic lesson on all things pumpkin in our Hungry in Brooklyn: Pumpkin episode.  Who says pumpkins were just for pie? For a festive twist on this simple soup, try serving it in hollowed out small pumpkins for a presentation your guests will be sure to … [Read more...]

Kale Salad with Apples, Dried Cherries, and Pepitas

I have to apologize for being so MIA over the past two months.  I was busy working on a new Off-Broadway show called Hereafter Musical.  The amazing run just ended - and I really got into my character as a pregnant woman - I decided that I would eat for two in Theatre 80’s food rich neighborhood of the East Village.  Let’s … [Read more...]