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 Review // Pizza Dough Tostadas

“Serve immediately. Don’t bother with a knife and fork. Bite right into that beautiful, crispy base. Enjoy immensely.” Day Three of our Plated Trial Journey and I’m starting to get the hang of this. I know what I like and I know what I don’t like and I’m starting to trust myself a little more – and Plated…

Recipe Review // Shakshuka with Roasted Eggplant

  “The idea of ‘poaching’ the eggs within the food itself is so interesting, I will definitely be trying this again and again.” Day Two of our Plated Trial Journey had us trying out something I’ve never had before: Shakshuka. According to Wikipedia, Shakshuka [شكشوكة‎‎] “is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes…

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…