Entrees

Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi

When I was living in France after college, my kitchen was very, very small. It consisted of two hot plates, a sink, and about six inches of counter space. With no oven and very few pots and pans, I was forced to get creative with […]

Creamy Seafood Pasta

Creamy Seafood Pasta

So by now we’ve already established that the garlicky, seafood broth that comes from steaming French mussels is near perfection.  Frites are good in it, crusty baguette is good in it, and I’m here to advocate that twirly pasta deserves to be paired with it […]

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Moules frites is one of those dishes that is quintessentially French to me.  It’s something that feels complicated or celebratory but in actuality is very unfussy.  The quality and simplicity of the ingredients are what elevates the meal, not hours of work or complicated preparation. […]

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

Thailand has some of the best food culture of any country I’ve ever been to hands down.  The abundant street food, the fragrant spices, and the super fresh ingredients all contribute to the wonder that is food in Thailand.  It’s not a cuisine I cooked […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Honey Sesame Glaze

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Honey Sesame Glaze

If you’ve been reading along with me for any length of time, you may have noticed by now that I’m not that much of a meat eater.  Sure, I think things like these blue cheese scones are next level good because of the inclusion of […]

Savory Carrot Tarte Tatin

Savory Carrot Tarte Tatin

I finally pulled all of the last of my carrots growing in the garden this weekend.  Knowing they were getting ready to harvest, I had been thinking of recipe inspiration all last week.  I knew I wanted to do something French inspired as carrots are […]

Honeydew Salad with Spicy Herb Dressing

Honeydew Salad with Spicy Herb Dressing

You know how in the summer you tend to make the same salads with slight variation over and over again?  Yea, this spicy honeydew salad is very firmly not one of those salads. This is a salad that’s bright, cool, and crunchy while at the […]

Rustic Italian Panzanella Salad

Rustic Italian Panzanella Salad

One of my favorite ways to experience the culture of a new place when traveling is to take a cooking class.  It’s a great way to pick up some new skills, learn about local ingredients and food customs, and it’s just plain fun. The first […]

Burek – Bosnian Spinach & Feta Pie

Burek – Bosnian Spinach & Feta Pie

By now you’ve probably heard of Croatia as one of the hidden gem destinations you need to add to your bucket list.  Croatia is admittedly wonderful, but the other countries in the Balkans deserve some love too.  Bosnia & Herzegovina in particular with its storied […]

Chả Cá – Vietnamese Style Fish with Turmeric & Dill

Chả Cá – Vietnamese Style Fish with Turmeric & Dill

You know those dishes you experience when you’re away on vacation that you just can’t wait to try or find when you get back home?  The ones where you think to yourself, how have I never tasted this combination of flavors before and how do […]