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…

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…

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…

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…

Recipe: Chinese Cilantro Pork

I, like many other 24 year olds with a few (or three) jobs, rely on Chinese food at least a few times a week. It’s delicious. Don’t deny it. Sometimes, though, I feel a little sluggish after takeout. So what’s a girl to do? You probably already know the answer. If you like cilantro, this…

Recipe: 7 Layer Magic Bars

I love when a new recipe just falls into my lap, especially one as delicious as this. My friend Sierra, who is a standard fixture in my home and life, made this for me the other day. It was incredible. I was fighting people for the last bite. This is a crazy simple dessert, but…

Recipe: Herb-Crusted Roast

Sometimes, simple things are my favorite. I saw this recipe on Food Network and tweaked it to my liking. Roast beef, simply done with herbs and served with rice and green beans is a simple weeknight meal. The horseradish cream I made to go alongside really brought the dish together. Best part is, you can…

Recipe: Beef Stew Stuffed Potatoes

I have a love/hate relationship with rainy days. I hate going out, but while inside, reading a book, I like the sound of rain on my window. I also love eating stews on rainy days like today. Simple comfort food is always the best remedy for a wet and chilly day. This stew is rich…