Beef Shank Stew

Someone said oxtail to me randomly in a conversation (or maybe not so randomly), and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I was determined to have oxtail stew. Whole Foods only has frozen oxtail and a much more expensive veal equivalent, so I decided to go with beef shank instead, …

Gumbo with Andouille Sausage!

It’s no secret that we love some good ole southern food, especially when it’s freezing outside. This is the way we like our gumbo! nice and goopey. My bf was the cook again because a) he’s the gumbo guy, and b) I’ve been really freaking out of it lately. I prefer andouille sausage over all …

Ribs!!

Before my bf became famous for making chicken burgers, he made ribs. He was supposed to write a guest post about his methods, but as I suspected, it was too much to ask. That’s like asking me to go to the gym and then blog about it. He marinated the ribs with a mix of …

Tribeca Canvas

Iron Chef Morimoto used to be my favorite chef. He was the consummate chef and team player.  He didn’t steal ingredients (unlike Batali), was humble (unlike Flay), and not a sellout (Wolfgang Puck). I used to love his namesake restaurant, Morimoto, but it’s gone down hill over the years. The menu has become outdated, the …

Bao Zi and Hua Juan (Chinese steamed buns)

This is basically “bread” in some parts of Asia. It this all went down during the weekend when a certain someone left me all by myself. My main food experiment (yet to be revealed) ran the risk of sending me to the hospital and required lots of baby sitting, so I decided to make something …

Home Grown Bean Sprouts

It doesn’t get fresher than this. I don’t have land, so I can’t really do farm to table, but how about random container to table? Bean sprouts can be grown any time of the year. You start with dry green beans. The hard kind that comes in a plastic bag in most Asian or Italian …

Spark’s Steakhouse

I always thought that if I were starving in midtown east, I would have to resort to stale pizza and M&Ms, but fear not, fellow food lovers. You can have surf and turf. There are steakhouses tucked around around every corner… they seem accessible only during off peak hours, and don’t forget to suit up! …

Yellowtail Jalapeño at home

One of the great things about Sunrise Mart is that they have all the ingredients for yellowtail jalapeno in one place. Nobu never serves enough… who eats only 6 slices?! All you need is the following: yellowtail (duh) jalapeno (duh again) garlic – I’m quite sure that a lot of imitation restaurants miss this ingredient. …

Inside Out Egg

Back when I was looking for the Singaporean egg recipe, I came upon this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbKSx3mAVbc&feature=player_embedded Since then, I’ve been waiting for one of my tights/pantyhose to get a run in it so that I can try this out. It all starts with an egg: and a stocking. These got old. I did wash them …

Bourgeois Crepe Suzette

One morning, I wanted some crepe suzette. I had no orange liqueur of any kind, and had just run out of powdered sugar. I didn’t even have milk. However, I had a swig of orange juice, 2 eggs, some flour, butter, and sugar. They turned out pretty delicious. The crepes were non-alcoholic, but suzette-y nonetheless. …