Archive for the ‘leftovers’ Category

I first had this luscious Mexican street food at a cool haunt frequented by my daughter and her college friends in Manhattan’s East Village. Mexican street corn – elotes –  we’ve all have had, if not on the streets of Mexico, at most country fairs with its buttery cobs showered … Read More

There are many reasons to avoid lasagna…it’s complicated to prepare, a four-digit calorie count, the silent g, the loud g (luten), square meals aren’t your thing.

What if I told you delicious lasagna can be gluten-free, low cal possible and you can whip it up rather quickly, and remarkably quickly when … Read More

Leftovers need rebranding. Can we consider leftovers to be more like heightened ingredients?  Super-ingredients that give us a headstart toward another meal.  Uber-ingredients that are a crunchtimer’s dream. Ultra-ingredients that make miracle meals out of real food in minutes.  No, they’re not leftovers at all.  They’re mealstarters.  Mealstarters that turn … Read More

Anything boasting “instant dinner party” catches attention because it must mean that it’s even easier and special for family meals.  Braised pork ragu over tagliatelle is a hearty meal ideal for cozy eves, yet proves to be a welcome feast for weary weeknights after long work and school days.  It … Read More

What do ziploc bags, Adam Carolla podcasts, and pickled onions have in common?  Three topics I yarn about to the dismay of all involved. I challenge you to make a better sandwich than one with threads of perfectly brined red onion.  And then there’s the tartine or in my book … Read More

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