Category Archives: Noms

Unglamorous Meals

IMG_2230I wish I could say that all of my meals look like the ones you see on this blog — all smoky mac and cheese and pretty Pop-tarts –but that would be a lie. Though I do pride myself on being a decent and somewhat adventurous cook, sometimes I either don’t have the money for lots of particular ingredients or the time/willingness to go to the grocery store. And it’s the meals that I make in these moments that I want to discuss in this post. Continue reading

Blackberry Ice Cream

IMG_7280I’ll never understand the weather anymore. While winter took its time hanging around, summer cut spring short and brought on the heat and humidity pretty quickly. The upside to the temperature rise was that it offered a great excuse to make some ice cream (not that I ever need a reason or an excuse). I went with a blackberry ice cream, even though blackberries aren’t in season — they should be ready next month or so. I’ll definitely be making some more of this with fresh blackberries then, because this recipe was really rich and creamy. Continue reading

Red Velvet Cake and Apologies


To my few but loyal readers — I’m so sorry that I haven’t posted in forever! I recently moved up to Brooklyn, and the process of becoming a hipster has kept me busy these past few weeks. I also just started an internship with Food52 this week, which I’m so excited about! I hope to learn lots there and step up my cooking game. Continue reading

Irish Soda Bread & A Raisin Theory


To be honest, before I tried Irish soda bread I was of the mind that raisins don’t belong in any baked goods. I’m fine with raisins in my cereal or granola, but it is so upsetting to bite into what you think is a chocolate chip cookie, only to discover it’s an oatmeal raisin one. Tough life, I know. Continue reading

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cups: Breakfast or Dessert?


Chocolate chips, peanut butter, and banana: The combination of the three is both amazingly delicious and easy on the taste buds — the stuff of children’s food. These oatmeal peanut butter cups from the blog Eat Real Healthy Food are easy to pull together and hearty. Part peanut butter cup, part oatmeal banana muffin, these oatmeal peanut butter cups are muffin-sized and taste amazing. They can be a slightly healthier dessert or an indulgent breakfast, depending on your mood. And you probably have all of the ingredients right now, if you’re doing things right. Continue reading

Vanilla Ice Cream


I’ve only recently started to appreciate the simple staple that is vanilla ice cream. Don’t worry, I still always pick chocolate over vanilla. But I’ve come to enjoy a good scoop of vanilla as a blank canvas to add on more sweet (usually chocolate) stuff. I’m a big fan of different textures with my ice cream, so this works out well (I still miss the chocolate fro-yo with natural peanut butter and whipped cream that I would eat almost every night in college). Continue reading

Smoky Mac & Cheese


I always hesitate before using the term “mac and cheese,” since technically “mac” stands for “macaroni and cheese,” so the “and cheese” addition makes the phrase redundant. But in the end, who really cares — and anyway, calling the dish just “mac” seems weird. Continue reading

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (Yes, They Are Delicious)


After my disastrous attempt at making bread with buckwheat flour, I was stuck with a ton of buckwheat flour left and an uncertainty about how I could get rid of it. I was wary of trying a new bread recipe (even though I’m sure that if I sought out a buckwheat flour recipe, it would be fine), and I couldn’t think of much else to do with the stuff. But then I was checking out Turntable Kitchen a few weeks ago and saw that they had a recipe for “Buckwheat and Sea Salt Cookie Sundaes.” What I saw: “buckwheat and sea salt cookies” = meh, “cookie sundaes” = yes please. Continue reading

Mustard Chicken with Root Vegetables: Or, The Story Of A Lost Recipe

IMG_7005So this is a story all about how…I tried a recipe this summer and can’t find it anymore. Legend (or memory) has it that I made this great chicken dish over the summer that was easy and healthy. I’m pretty sure the recipe was found on my Foodgawker app, but when I went back to make it again this fall, it had somehow disappeared from my world. I searched through Foodgawker and all of my bookmarked recipes (and believe me, there are a ton), but the elusive chicken was nowhere to be found.

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Crusty Bread With Toasted Grains: That’s The Stuff I Do Like

IMG_6995I know some readers will cringe at the thought, but I love the taste of really nutty, grainy bread. A thick slab of that, toasted and smothered in butter, is one of the best breakfasts out there. Continue reading