American · Apps & Snacks · Best of Basic · Cheap & Easy · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Side Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Best of Basic: Roasted Baby Potatoes

One of my favorite items at the market is the 1 pound bags of baby potatoes. They make cooking potatoes so effortless. Plus, when the potatoes are bite-size, the whole bite of potato is surrounded by roasty, crispy skin, which is the best part of a potato in my opinion. This is an easy side… Continue reading Best of Basic: Roasted Baby Potatoes

American · Dinner · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · No-Cook Recipes · Sauces & Spreads

Super Green Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Happy St. Patty’s Day! I’m still in Florida, soaking up my last few days of vacation, trying not to concern myself with the goings-on of the world. And because of that, I’m going to make this post short and sweet. But in honor of SPD I felt compelled to share a recipe that’s a least… Continue reading Super Green Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

American · Brunch · Dinner · Greek · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · No-Cook Recipes

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwiches with Feta & Peppers

Greetings from Florida! I can’t even begin to express how nice it is to be totally checked out of reality for the week. No work, no hustle and bustle, no mass transit. It’s just sun, sand, and relaxation here in Boca Grande, Florida. I’ve been coming to Boca Grande since I was a tot. It’s… Continue reading Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwiches with Feta & Peppers

American · Breakfast · Brunch · Dairy-Free · Dinner · Healthy · Lunch · Mexican · Vegan

Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

I try really hard to eat fresh, whole foods as much as possible. And if I do purchase packaged foods, I like them to be made with only recognizable ingredients. For example, pasta isn’t difficult to buy prepackaged because it’s easy to find organic pasta made with only 100% whole wheat flour and water. But… Continue reading Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

American · Dinner · Healthy · Main Dishes · Mexican

Balsamic Veggie & Goat Cheese Tacos

This past weekend was essentially the last weekend in the Brooklyn apartment I share with my boyfriend, Matt, and two of our friends. Matt and I are moving into our very own apartment at the end of this month, and before that, we’re heading to Florida for a week with my family. I can’t hardly… Continue reading Balsamic Veggie & Goat Cheese Tacos

American · Appetizer · Breakfast · Brunch · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan

Everything Bagel Sausage Rolls with Bloody Mary Ketchup (Vegan Optional!)

Cooking together is an almost daily ritual for my boyfriend, Matt, and me. Although Matt didn’t grow up addicted to Food Network and spending hours cooking like I did, he’s actually quite skilled in the kitchen. He often says that I critique too much and that I don’t fully trust him the kitchen, but that’s… Continue reading Everything Bagel Sausage Rolls with Bloody Mary Ketchup (Vegan Optional!)

American · Dinner · Main Dishes

Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese

February is just around the corner, and for many, that means the climax of the never-ending football season…the super bowl. However, I am most definitely not one of those people. I may be a fool to admit this, but I don’t care about football. It just doesn’t do it for me. But because Super Bowl… Continue reading Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese

American · Breakfast · Brunch · Dessert

Classic Homemade Biscuits

Biscuits. A family favorite in my house, and in most other households, if I had to guess. Every holiday in my family includes biscuits; always has and always will. But not all biscuits are created equal. Homemade biscuits are not only simple to make, but include very few ingredients. All of which you probably have… Continue reading Classic Homemade Biscuits

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Diner Favorite: Portobello Patty Melts

Oh man, what a busy week it has been. Parents in town visiting me and my sister in NYC and unexpected dramas have kept me from cooking (and blogging). Not that I’m complaining. One of the best parts about mom and dad in town is the food; my mom’s cooking, trying new restaurants, and visiting old… Continue reading Diner Favorite: Portobello Patty Melts

American · Breakfast · Brunch · Egg Dishes · Healthy · Main Dishes · Vegan

Sweet & Savory Vegan Sausage Burgers

I’m a serious breakfast person, rarely ever do I skip it. Not only am I starving when I wake up, but some of my favorite foods are breakfast dishes. I eat a homemade egg sandwich almost every day before work and 99.9% of weekends involve at least one bagel, but as a vegetarian, I miss out… Continue reading Sweet & Savory Vegan Sausage Burgers

American · Dinner · Healthy · One-Pot Meals · Soup

Classic Vegetarian Chili

Although the official first day of fall isn’t until Wednesday, today is the first day that truly feels like the summer is coming to a close. While walking from the subway to my office building this morning, I actually regretted wearing a warm weather outfit. I guess that makes this an appropriate day to share my ultimate… Continue reading Classic Vegetarian Chili