Soooo happy with the outcome of the Top Chef finale. And I’ll leave it at that, to avoid a spoiler alert… Reunion show next week!
So excited for Leap Day Panini Party at work tomorrow!
A Lunch Break... Can be Fantastic
Today is Ash Wednesday, which means many people are giving something up for Lent. Caitlin, the other intern I work with, decided to give up meat (I guess this is the go-to) and chips. So, in West Philly, where’s one of the best places to go all out the day before Lent to have meat and chips? Distrito, of course! And a two-course delightful Iron Chef crafted meal, with a drink, is definitely...
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to try Marc Vetri’s take on rustic Italian food when I enjoyed several courses as we celebrated Slip’s birthday. This charming trattoria is quietly tucked away at 13th and Waverly, and a wonderful spot for a dinner or a drink and some small plates. Amis offers small(er) plates, so you have the chance to try a lot of dishes. Here’s the...
I am kind of obsessed with Top Chef tonight. Totally annoyed at all the super gimmicky challenges that lack some of the “it’s about food” component of the show… but loving the drama. Good job, Top Chef producers.
Meatless Mondays: Roasted Root Vegetables with...
Mondays I have night class until 7:30 so by the end of quite a long day I get home pretty tired. Lucky me, in part due to menu planning and in other part due to wonderful boyfriend, I came home to a great smelling apartment and this in the oven… Roasted root vegetables in the oven, including sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets, brussel sprouts, and vidalia onions. Perfectly tender...
I’ve been trying to do some menu planning in order to save some money and eat healthier, and when I’m good at it it actually kind of works. So I thought I’d share my plans for this week, and in the future I might even include some shopping lists (idea inspired by Shrinking Kitchen). Monday: Meatless Mondays. I have late class so I like to eat light on Mondays (in addition to it...
Grown-up Noodles and Cheese
When I was a kid I was a pretty picky eater (go figure). Not a problem now, but when my parents took us out to dinner I would often order noodles with butter and cheese. Even though my palate is now much more mature, I still love this comforting childhood dish (especially on a night like tonight during which I’m not very inspired to do any heavy cooking). Tonight this favorite kids recipe...
Cheesy Polenta with Asparagus
Tonight merited a quick and tasty dinner with some green in it. I was inspired by this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen (which I’m dying to try sometime soon), and in need of something hearty of a cold night went with polenta as a base. Easy enough to make, check the recipe on a package of polenta and follow directions accordingly, adding butter, salt, pepper, and cheese as it...