Lupo Verde

Sooo I graduated from my Masters program at Johns Hopkins University last week! I can’t believe two years of writing papers and reading textbooks is already over! It’s such an enormous feeling of accomplishment, and I was BEYOND thrilled that my mom, dad, Madison & boyfriend were all able to celebrate with me.  To toast […]

Ruka Restobar

You know when you aren’t in the mood for a typical #dinna (i.e. protein, starch, vegetable all on one plate)? I’m usually either too full from a big lunch or want a more interactive dining experience where I can try several items on the menu without going overboard. For example, when I’m at 5 Corners […]

Summer Caesar Salad with Asparagus

Since it’s approaching the low 90’s this week here in DC… I’m gonna say HAPPY SUMMER to one and all!! And while I for one would certainly love to subsist almost exclusively on creamy deliciousness like Tuesday’s sausage linguine, my waning metabolism unfortunately demands intersplicing my indulgences with something light and nutritious.  Plus, there’s something about […]

Creamy Linguine with Sausage

I’m probably not alone in admitting how often I make our Chicken Noodle Soup recipe the second there is a chill in the air– but the real question is not how far into May can you keep eating hot soup, but rather, what do you do with the LEFTOVER CELERY after you make it?? Seriously? […]

Sunday Suppers’ Chopped Kale Salad

Happy Friday everyone!! It’s supposed to be cold and rainy here in Washington, DC all weekend… which just makes me want to curl up in sweatpants and survive exclusively on chicken pad thai and crab rangoon from my favorite Asian place.  However, there’s only so much fried food I should consume before ingesting some greenery. […]

Aria Trattoria

How else would a #dinnalady celebrate her 25th birthday than by having an 8-person dinner at one of the North End’s best restaurants before riding a party trolley around the city? We managed to get the best table at Aria Trattoria on Hanover Street, a second-floor restaurant with big windows overlooking bustling Hanover Street. Aria […]

Bad Saint

Like many people, every year I stalk Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants list, my eyes lusting over the glossy pages of delicious food and imagining taking a month off of work to do a national tour of the greats.  Lucky for me, in 2016 several DC restaurants were highlighted by the magazine including Bad Saint, […]

Poblano Chicken Enchiladas

What happened to April showers bring May flowers? May 1st was rainy and cold and in light of Cinco de Mayo this week, we decided to warm up with some homemade enchiladas inspired by one of the blogs we follow: What’s Gaby Cooking. She put together a roundup of her favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes […]