Leftover Healthy Vegetable Bowl

09. May 2018 Vegetables + Salads 0
I don’t have measurements for this recipe because it truly is a leftover bowl of whatever I needed to use up in the fridge. The only thing I bought is the sweet potato. Ingredients: sweet potato red cabbage broccoli scallion sprouts quinoa carrot avocado lemon juice oil, salt, pepper For the dressing: 2 garlic cloves ...

Urban Spring Gardening for Low-Light Plants

07. May 2018 Gardening 0
It’s finally spring in New York City and I have to accept the fact that the muscari bulbs that I planted–and that bloomed last year–froze during the winter and have no chance of coming back up again. This means the tulips from Amsterdam that I planted prior to them are definitely d-e-a-d. For this season, ...

Instant Pot: Lu Rou Fan, Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly

25. April 2018 Instant Pot 0
Don’t think I haven’t been using my Instant Pot–I have–but I haven’t found a cool new toy that could write this post for me while I’m actually going through the recipe. So recipes are being tested, but I haven’t made the time to sit and write and edit them down. Here’s one though, a remake ...

Flash-Fried Squid

17. April 2018 Shellfish, Vegetables + Salads 0
I wanted to eat shrimp tonight but picked up a pound of squid instead from Whole Foods that called out my name. My intent was to eat light for dinner with the least amount of time spent cooking. I got just that with this Asian-flavored salad. I used the Chinatown-bought wok here that I inherited ...

Instant Pot: Pork Shoulder with Pineapple and Red Bell Pepper

05. April 2018 Instant Pot 0
What do you do when you have a whole fresh pineapple leftover from a party? This is a great mix of sweet and sour. Waiting to add the red bell pepper for last leaves them tender and with more bite than if you include them in the pressure cooking. Same for the pineapple: they will ...