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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Mussels Mariniere

On a recent episode of Hungry in Brooklyn, we had the pleasure of stopping in at Williamsburg seafood spot, Sel De Mer for a lesson on how to make the perfect Mussels Mariniere.  Despite what you may think, mussels are actually VERY easy to cook and, believe it or not, are some of the most inexpensive shellfish out there. … [Read more...]