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...]

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...]

Thanksgiving Turkey

On Thanksgiving, your turkey is the main event.  And let me tell you, there's nothing better than a Heritage Breed Turkey.  Most of the turkeys bred in this country are of the broad-breasted white variety because - you guessed it - they have a lot of breast meat.  Not to mention the fact that they're injected with all sorts … [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...]

Pulled Pork

Slow-roasted meats are not only super easy, they're excellent make-ahead dishes that can certainly feed a crowd.  On a recent episode of HiB, we got the low-down on all things Pork Butt.  Use this easy and delicious recipe for pulled pork sandwiches, serve alongside mashed potatoes, or make BBQ pork tacos - just a few … [Read more...]

Blueberry Gin Sparkler

This refreshing cocktail is amazing when fresh blueberries are abundant at the farmers' market. If blueberries are not in season, you could always use frozen berries. Remember that berries contain high levels of pesticides when they are not organic, so try to buy them in-season from your local farmer or organic from the … [Read more...]

Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

  SHEA’S SPIKED STRAWBERRY LEMONADE Ingredients: 4 organic strawberries 1/2 oz. simple syrup juice of 1 lemon (about 2 oz) 1 1/2 - 2 oz. good vodka 6 oz. soda water Steps: First, add strawberries and simple syrup to your glass.  Muddle the strawberries until very broken up.  Add the lemon juice, … [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...]

Baked Eggs in Cast Iron

As you may have read in posts past, my mom is a huge influence on my food philosophy,  so I decided to create the perfect breakfast to honor her this Mother's Day.   Need a great gift idea for a Mother’s Day?  Why not buy your mom a cast iron skillet and use it to cook up this delicious egg dish? Breakfast in bed, and … [Read more...]