Recipe Review // The World’s Worst Chicken Parmesan

“Thus began the most traumatizing experience I’ve ever had in a kitchen. Gather round, all, and hear the harrowing tale of #ChickenParmGate.” You’re probably thinking I got that title wrong. I didn’t. I meant that. The World’s Worst Chicken Parmesan. This is the story of how one of my favorite recipes in the world got butchered, battered, broken….

Recipe Review // Ruby Red Trout with Fingerling Potatoes

“Honestly, if I got this in a restaurant for $12, I would order it again and again and again. If you are looking for a fish recipe, this one won’t fail you.” Two weeks ago, I got a free Plated box from my friend Christine and I made three | different | recipes with varying…

Recipe // Sweet & Spicy Salmon Teriyaki Tacos with Cucumber Salad

“Spicy, sweet, protein packed, plenty of textures. It’s absolutely a must try.” I’ve been having some fun with the Plated meals and learning a lot about their process – as well as my own tastes and inspirations as a cook (and blooming chef!). I’m learning a lot about textures, flavors, seasoning, spice, and the untold importance of appropriate side…

Recipe Review // Teriyaki Salmon Tacos

“Salmon? Tacos? Teriyaki? What’s there to NOT like?” I used to live in Washington, D.C. – “the big city” – and in the city it can be very hard to cook every night. Whether you’re getting home at 9 p.m. or you can’t bring home enough fresh vegetables on the metro, sometimes you’re just not…

Recipe // Home Style Vegetarian Chili

“Sometimes simple really is best. We couldn’t be happier to have perfected this chili.” I am a huge proponent of a meat-conscious lifestyle. So at home, I usually cook pescatarian or vegetarian. The problem is making chili vegetarian – especially for people who are used to eating meat chili – is two fold. (1) It’s gotta be…

Recipe // House Style Fried Rice

“If you’re looking for a meal that’s got everything – and is also cheap and easy – look no further than right here. House Style Fried Rice is the answer to your lazy-night-dinner-prayers.” I found this article a while ago about why everyone should have a “house meal” – something that you always have the…