Epicurious’s Linguine with Mussels & Herbs

My go-to for a loved one’s birthday is cooking them a scrumptious, decadent meal.  It doesn’t necessarily have to take me hours or require expensive ingredients, but it does have to be something they love that I can give from my heart to theirs.  Cooking for someone else is, in my view, one of the […]

Chrissy Teigen’s Perfect Seared Scallops

If you’re like us and always keep some red peppers and a bunch of scallions handy in case the mood strikes for our Ramen Salad, all you need is some fresh scallops and a can of corn and in 30 minutes you’ll be feasting on a restaurant-worthy dish: Chrissy Teigen’s Perfect Seared Scallops with warm corn salad. […]

Sriracha Cauliflower & Chickpeas

Are you ready for the easiest side dish recipe you’ve ever read?! This baked dish of cauliflower & chickpeas is so simple it’s astounding, especially considering how delicious it is.  The Sriracha is critical; it adds heat and flavor that really make this dish quite addicting.  Plus, it’s super healthy! A few ingredients, 35-40 minutes, […]

Mixed Veggie Pita Pockets

Sometimes, especially after a particularly eventful weekend with out-of-towners visiting or leading up to a date with a bikini, you just really need something light and healthy, but still of the delicious variety.  I invented a lunch or dinner meal solution for these times… the veggie-packed pita pocket! Though I’m sure pita pockets have existed […]


FINALLY, Pabu. I’ve been wanting to try this new, high-end Japanese restaurant from Chef Ken Tominaga and Chef Michael Mina in the swanky Millennium Tower since it opened downtown a few months ago and Ryan took me out to dinner there last week. Pabu offers a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style Japanese dining (tapas-style food […]

Chicken & White Bean Chili

Soooo if you’re like me, you were not basking in the sun in Turks & Caicos last week like Miss Madison (BEYOND jealous!).  Instead, I was trying to figure out how to nourish my soul during a cold and rainy weekend in Washington DC.  However, thanks to one of my nearest and dearest friends, I […]

Las Brisas, Turks & Caicos

Ahhh, the feel of returning from an island vacation to the frigid Boston winds– there is really nothing like it. But by all means, please feel bad for me! We just spent 6 days in Turks and Caicos, staying in a private villa on the island Providenciales hopping from beach to beach on our rented […]