Recipe: Beet Slaw

It’s winter time, which means lots of root veggies, and root veggies mean beets. I love beets, guys.  Love them. They’re also good for you, which is awesome.  If you like beets, this recipe is for you.  This slaw was inspired a little by Food Network, a little by my job, which I have written…

Recipe: Quickest–Ever Glazed Salmon

In light of my recent laziness (and brokeness, thanks new car), I have been really excited about making simple, quality meals. This is one of them, adapted from a Martha Stewart cookbook my mom gave me ages ago. Served with jasmine rice and broccoli sauteed in a little soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes,…

Recipe: Pizza Night!

I’m super excited about this post cause I have wanted to try and make my own pizza for a while now.  I even trained on the pizza station at my job on Newbury Street (the same place that inspired one of my pizzas in this recipe).  I heard from a good friend that I could…

An Awesome Opportunity, pt. 2

On Sunday, The Russian and I went to Rialto for a cooking demonstration by Jody Adams, the owner and master chef who has been a famed Boston chef for many years. This demo was made even better because Rialto had partnered with Brooklyn Brewery (made even better than the Brewery is located in my native…

Recipe: Pumpkin–Coconut Pie

I have a confession to make: up until a few months ago, I didn’t like coconut.  I’ve always been hesitant about the flavor and the texture of the flakes, but I have so many friends that love it, I have been slowly incorporating it into my life.  Enter this awesome recipe from Food Network, which…

Recipe: Shrimp and Beef Lo Mein

As I have mentioned before, I love Chinese take out, so of course I wanted to learn to make my own. I’ve already made dumplings, which are my favorite, so I decided to make The Russian’s favorite: shrimp and beef Lo Mein.  As usual, this is easy for my lazy butt to make and cheap…

Recipe: Pumpkin–Stuffed French Toast

Breakfast is an awesome time of the day, because bacon.  Brunch is even better because mimosas.  I finally found myself off from work this past weekend and decided to celebrate with a seasonal brunch that brought smiles to everyone’s faces: pumpkin–stuffed french toast. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything, and I am no different that…

Recipe: Apple–Berry Mini Pies

Fall is apple season, and in honor of that, there should be pies.  If there should be pies, why not mini pies? They’re a lot cuter than regular pies, and easier to make (lattice top not required).  I saw this great recipe from Food Network, and of course put my own spin on them, making…

Eating for Monkeys

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to represent my job at a benefit for Helping Hands, a wonderful organization that pairs the paralyzed with a Capuchin monkey to help them with tasks and provide companionship throughout their lives. The cause is incredible, and I really wish the monkeys could have been there (although we…

Recipe: Pork Dumplings

I love Chinese takeout.  It’s definitely I vice I have, and I don’t care.  I love the grease, the salty flavors and the rich meats.  I decided it’s about time I learned how to make one of my favorite Chinese takeout dishes: dumplings.  Turns out, it’s super simple and only requires few ingredients. Ingredients: 1…