Thanksgiving is such a wonderful food holiday. There is the obvious meal day of, but my favorite part is getting creative with the leftovers! I get started right away with breakfast the next morning.
If you live in the Northeast, then you know today's weather has been UNREAL. It is so beautiful outside! I've been in a pretty stubborn funk the last few months (hence my absence of regular blogging) but today's weather has been inspiring. In a pretty great way, too, because this broccoli slaw is insanely good.
Whether you're enjoying the spring-like warmth or actually living in the month of February, this slaw goes great with any light or heavy main dish you may be cooking up tonight.
I am so lucky to have a boyfriend that enjoys good food as much as I do. We are both talented in the kitchen and we both have our specialties that only that person makes because it comes out best that way. Whenever we want something like seared salmon, for example, I am the go-to cook that night. But chili on the other hand...that's Anthony's turf.
Valentine's Day is coming up quick and if you are anything like me you don't have a restaurant reservation made. For me it's partially laziness, but mostly it's more like I'd rather cook a fancy dinner at home and have some privacy with my boyfriend rather than be in a restaurant (though nothing is wrong with that - it is just my personal preference!). So if you are where I am, you're probably wondering what the hell you should make for you and your significant other this Valentine's Day. Or maybe you are single and want to have a friend date, roommate date, whatever. Either way, it's a time to get fancy.
We all want to get fancy without breaking the bank. The only splurge in this is the duck breast, which will cost somewhere around $10-15. Even then it still beats the cost of a fancy restaurant dinner! A few simple ingredients made the right way will impress whoever you are cooking for this Saturday and really set the mood right.
Don't you love when a good friend is visiting? This weekend my best friend from childhood came to Brooklyn and stayed with me - it was awesome! She and her husband are leaving in two weeks to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (wish them luck!) and I wanted to spend as much time with her as possible since I won't see her for a good 7-8 months. This included wanting to cook her some awesome food without having to focus on the cooking too much.
So I made this amazing broccoli dish! It involves minimal prep. Cooking = simply pop in the oven. It is such a pleasant combination of flavors! The earthiness of the broccoli, the saltiness of the pecorino, the smokiness of the bacon...all brought together by the deep tones of extra virgin olive oil.
I'm a young adult living it up in Brooklyn. I love cooking, baking, crafting, crocheting - you name it! Most of what I cook is healthy for you (and equally delicious) with the occasional "yolo" meal. My passion truly lies with inspiring others not only to cook at home but to try new foods in the process!