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Peruvian Lomo Saltado Recipe

Peruvian Lomo Saltado Recipe

Lomo saltado is a popular dish in South America that originated in Peru. It’s simple comfort food consisting of sliced steak, vegetables, rice, and… fries. The addition of french fries in this dish makes it seem fun and extravagant to someone used to an American […]

Alinea: A No-Star Person’s Experience at a Three Michelin Star Restaurant

Alinea: A No-Star Person’s Experience at a Three Michelin Star Restaurant

Back in 2017, I had the bright idea of celebrating my 30th birthday the following year at one of the most exclusive and acclaimed restaurants in the United States – Alinea in Chicago. Turning 30 wasn’t a prospect that upset me, it just felt like […]

Roasted Rainbow Veggies

Roasted Rainbow Veggies

As an adult-ish person, I feel like I’m constantly trying to do all the things I’m “supposed” to do to be healthy. Exercise. Drink water. Take a multivitamin. Exfoliate. Eat my veggies. Avoid sugar and dairy. It’s kind of exhausting to try to do it […]

Lemony Shishito Peppers

Lemony Shishito Peppers

Most of my menu planning centers around choosing a main dish and then finding one or two complimentary dishes to accompany it. I have been known, however, to plan an entire meal around a craving for refried beans or shishito peppers. Given the opportunity (and […]

Pork and Beer Chili with Skillet Cornbread

Pork and Beer Chili with Skillet Cornbread

Listen. I’m not Southern, okay? Let’s just get that out of the way. But just because I’m not Southern, doesn’t mean I can’t have a chili recipe, dammit. This won’t be a slap-your-mama, too spicy to speak kind of meal. This is fancy chili… or […]

Slow Cooker Cuban Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Cuban Pork Tacos

I love any kind of food that gives you multiple flavors and textures in a single bite: casseroles, sandwiches, a well-composed salad or, in this case, a freaking taco, man. But not just any taco. Today we’re making Slow Cooker Cuban Pork Tacos because, yeah, […]

Ginger Chicken Rice Porridge

Ginger Chicken Rice Porridge

Rice porridge. Congee. Arroz caldo. All of these names can lead you to the same place: smushy, gushy, deeply flavored rice with as many toppings and sauces as you desire. I’ve decided to use the name “rice porridge” to avoid any claims of authenticity. Alternatively, […]

Never Fail Crispy Chicken Thighs

Never Fail Crispy Chicken Thighs

Three ingredients. That’s all you need for the best and most reliable dinner staple. Just chicken thighs + salt + pepper. I love to throw these in the oven when I’m trying out a new recipe for a side dish or making vegetable soup and […]