Three Cups Chicken

I cook this more like 6 or maybe 9 cups chicken. I often eat a pound of chicken by accident because this recipe’s so delicious. We had extra chicken thighs from the crazy paella weekend, which I cubed and marinated a little in corn starch, soy sauce, and mirin. I then sauteed the chicken with …

Steamed Mussels and Creamed Spinach & Corn

I had about 1.5 pounds of extra mussels from the paella dinner that I iced and refrigerated to keep alive. I cooked some shallots and celery in butter, threw the mussels on top, and doused them in the leftover white wine from last night. They opened up and were ready to eat in 5 minutes. …

Seafood Paella with Squid Ink

Recently I decided to switch away from teflon pots and pans. So I bought this 12in stainless steel pan with aluminum interior from Calphalon. We had to christen it properly, and my bf suggested paella. It looked a little complicated at first, and given how much we love authentic paella, it seemed doomed for dissatisfaction. …

Red Barn Bakery

I was sent an amazing spread of goodies from Red Barn Bakery the other day. Their foods are all organic. Here are my favorites: This simple muffin reminds me of the delicious moist muffins that some really nice restaurants hand you on the way out. It was so spongy that it was almost like a …

Tang Yuan – Chinese Dessert

Chinese Dessert Soup Balls. I’m convinced that this is one of those foods that will be served in a lot more restaurants one day. It uses very few ingredients, are simple to make, and can be so elegant. There is also a lot of room for innovation. Tang Yuan are sticky rice balls, often with …

The Nomad Rooftop – New Menu

When someone asks you if you want to go to the NoMad for an awesome dinner on the rooftop in the summer air…. your response would probably be “yeah sure.” This time, we were sitting right outside of the cupola. It was about 90 degrees when we started, so we got some refreshing drinks. I …

Homemade Dumplings – Lazy Style

Remember the dumplings I posted about 2 months ago? Probably not. Just to remind you, the dough was home made, and it took 3 people 45 minutes to make the dough and wrap all the dumplings. This recipe will take 2 people about 30 minutes to make almost the same amount of food. Chinatown dumpling …

Green Pasta with Sausage Ragu

You know those thick sausages that taste like meat and lard? There are so many better sausages to eat as a sausage… but these sausages make great ragu! I learned this recipe from one of Batali’s cookbooks. (Someone gave me the book before the insensitive comment) The sausages were cut into chunks and pan fried …

Singaporean half-cooked egg

The egg is one of the most versatile foods ever. There are many different types of eggs, but I’m talking about the number of different ways to prepare an egg: hard boiled, soft boiled, scrambled, sunny side up, over easy, poached, coddled, 65 degree egg…. and those are just the ones where the egg is the only ingredient. If you add some …