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...]

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...]

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...]

Coq Au Vin

I love Coq au Vin.  There's something so amazing about chicken simmering slowly in red wine - the acidity and the sweetness working together to make the most delicious stew.  While most versions are served over mashed potatoes, I decided to add diced potatoes to the recipe for a one-pot stew that's both simple and hearty. … [Read more...]

Habanero Pepper Sauce

I have a pretty awesome garden on my patio thanks to Raphael and the pounds upon pounds of soil he carried up our four flights of stairs last spring. Amongst our tomatoes, eggplant, peas, cucumbers, herbs, and lettuce grows, a habanero pepper plant so active and plentiful I don’t know what to do with all fruits of it’s … [Read more...]