Recipe: Roast Beef and Endive

Now that springtime is FINALLY here (for a while there I thought winter would never end), its time for fun light salads that are easy to make and fill you up after a run, or in my case, a challenging yoga class. Endive is a great lettuce, totally under-utilized if you ask me, so I…

Recipe: Greek Style Shrimp and Feta

This recipe is awesome. I made this for The Russian when we first started dating, and I’m still making it. Every so often he’ll get a gleam in his eye and ask me to make him this dish. It’s that memorable. It’s also that simple. Juicy shrimp, salty feta, and a hearty tomato sauce is…

Cheap Eats: Fried Scallop Sandwich @ Bento

It’s a lazy Friday kinda day, at least for me, and I’ve needed one. I’ve been working myself crazy in the kitchen, and loving every second (not the same can be said for my feet, however). On my days off, I get a little lazy, because I’m pretty active on the days I work. Sometimes…

Repost: Budget Friendly Alternatives to Expensive Ingredients

A friend showed me this article by BuzzFeed the other day, and I just had to share it. Frugal Foodie is all about finding cheap ways to make food taste wonderful, so this article is in the same vein as this blog’s philosophies. Check it out! -L Photo via BuzzFeed

Recipe: Classic Greek Salad with Steak

Who doesn’t love a Greek salad? No one, that’s who. I personally like mine without lettuce, a simpler salad that lets the veggies shine (and the traditional salad is without lettuce also, so it’s more accurate). Thanks to Food Network for inspiring the dressing, but you can really use any dressing you choose (or just…

Cheap Eats: Stacked Donuts Pop-Up

Last weekend, I did the impossible and I got up early. Why, you say? I had a good reason: donuts. Lots of donuts. I checked out Stacked Donuts, a pop-up donut shop that was the brainchild of Chef Stephanie Cmar, one of my favorites from Top Chef last season ( and who happens to be…

Recipe: Simple Tomato Soup

Even though its March, it certainly doesn’t feel like it. It’s still cold and I heard that there’s gonna be snow this week. Lame. My mom always used to tell me that “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” All I know is, I better not still be wearing my winter…

Cheap Eats: The Hop, Beacon, New York

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to get to go home and see my parents for a bit. I didn’t just steal my mom’s recipe from her, I also went out into the town as well. I’d been meaning to try The Hop for a bit, since I’ve only heard good things from friends that…

Recipe: Moms Roasted Potatoes

What a crazy month it’s been. Besides picking up a third job, I’m moving this week and decided to visit my parents home in New York this weekend. I’m glad I did, because I was looking for a new recipe to blog about, and then my mom served me her roasted potatoes. Problem solved. Thanks…