Duck Liver Pâté for a Friend

Recently, I received a windfall of duck livers.  My friend Bethany got a new duck cookbook and had, over the last few months, cooked who knows how many ducks in who knows how many delicious ways.  Bethany has been my neighbor while she attended medical school nearby, but I’ve known her since she was a teenager…

Hakurei Turnip and Spring Onion Pakora with Chat Masala/ Farmshare Cooking

We joined a Flatbush Farmshare this Spring!  Vegetables from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing, fruit from Hepworth Farms and eggs from Brookside Farm farm are delivered to an old Church in the middle of our bustling, crowded Brooklyn neighborhood.  They also have milk, yogurt and beef, but I did not decide to buy those.  I know what your thinking.  “How dull….

Radish Snack with Avocado Crema and Spicy Pepita Powder

I love radishes.  It is odd that I have not talked about more on this blog.  I guess that  I don’t actually cook with radishes.  I just eat them as a snack with olives, salted nuts or cheese….and add them to every salad I make…and sprinkle them, minced on top of my eggs.  Really, I eat…

Pro snacking for lazy yet well-intentioned students

I’m studying biology right now (well I was until taking a break to write this blog post) and snacking on a delicious hummus and yam sandwich. Truth is I have a better diet when I’m sharing meals with others. When it’s just for me I find the best trick is to stock my fridge and…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Sweet Lime Sriracha Sauce

As I have mentioned before, I am not much of a deep fry cook.  I like deep-fried food, but I leave it to the experts.   The food that I deep fry ends up burnt on the outside and raw in the middle,  or it’s cooked through, but soggy with oil.  I know,  I am…

Aloo Chaat Inspired Oven Fries

As the weather got cold here,  I became overwhelmed by a craving for Aloo Chaat.  Aloo Chaat is a spicy potato snack served with a variety of chutneys and yogurt.  In my opinion, it is everything a snack food should be. The potatoes are coated in a special chaat masala.  Chaat Masala is different from…

Broiled Eggplant with Miso Honey Glaze

I ate this dish way, way too often in college.  Eggplant is the mainstay food of reluctant vegetarians, because it is really very meaty and absorbs fat and seasoning well.  I have taken a LOOOOOOOONG break and I am happy to report that this eggplant dish is still ridiculously easy to make and delicious even…

Hawaii Style Sushi in New York

I lived in Hawaii between the ages of 9 and 18.  Whenever this comes up in conversation here in New York City, people look at me with a pained expression and ask me how I ended up moving here.  It’s a long complicated story involving the realities of earning a living in paradise, my inability…