Shanghainese Sticky Pork Belly Recipe

24. September 2018 Pork 0
What do you feed a boy who just biked 108 miles with an elevation gain of 6,421 feet? Ingredients: 2 pounds pork belly, skin on, in a single piece 2 tbsps vegetable oil 2 tbsps brown sugar 1/2 inch knob ginger, peeled and finely sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced 2 scallions, white part only, ...

Eggplant and Corn Salad

12. July 2018 Vegetables + Salads 0
For July 4th, we had an awesome time at my friend’s farm in New Jersey. We had all our barbecue items ready until it started raining–the eggplants and corn didn’t make it to the grill. We ended up boiling the corns on the cob and put away the eggplants for later use. I then used ...

Sancocho, Colombian Chicken and Plantain Soup

30. June 2018 Chicken, Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
It’s World Cup time again and I made the bold choice of picking Colombia going all the way since neither the Netherlands and the United States made it. During the first stage when Colombia played Poland, I invited my Colombian neighbors to watch the match in my apartment. They brought their family and we ended ...

Chicken with Homemade Za’atar

20. June 2018 Chicken 0
Thanks to Christopher Kimball’s free Milk Street recipes every Tuesday, I always get an idea of what I can make for dinner that week. Za’atar is a Mediterranean spice blend that a lot of people use to grill meats. I was craving that grilled flavor, but because I don’t own a grill and I don’t ...

Beef and Chickpea Spring Stew

22. May 2018 Beef 0
I can’t seem to get rid of the carrots and celery in my fridge. As I get ready for my big trip to Paris and San Sebastian this year, I need to clear the fridge to avoid as much food waste as possible. What else can I do with carrots and celery besides mirepoix for ...