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Boulettes

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Boulettes (North African style) might be my new favorite food.  In fact, I enjoyed this meal so much that I might break my self-imposed rule—I try not to cook meat for myself unless I’m having guests over—and make them.  A new friend invited me over to his cool, Architectural Digest-style apartment to eat these tiny meatballs on Sunday night.  I didn’t watch him make the sauce, but I know that he added bright, stewed cherry tomatoes and that he was missing a few of the spices. Despite these missing ingredients (definitely turmeric and maybe even saffron), these boulettes were fan.tast.ic.

Click below the jump for the recipe (and photo), courtesy of the New York Times.

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September 19, 2012 at 6:49 am

Wit & Delight’s Rigatoni w/ Kale & Prosciutto

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How amazing and delicious does this recipe look?  I will be buying italian sausage and chopped pancetta from the grocery store this weekend to store in my freezer for hearty winter recipes.  Will have to whip this recipe up on a Friday night during finals to impress myself.

Source: Wit & Delight

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November 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Daily Dose: 10-31 {Happy Halloween}

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Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope your day is filled with candy and friends and ghoulish gin buckets.  I will be wearing a giant dice costume for the second time this week/weekend–I put in too much effort to toss it after one wear.  And now for something orange and delicious-a Barefoot Contessa Mac & Cheese recipe.  I’d love to try this recipe soon….maybe I’ll half it in order to justify making it.

 

Source: Martha Stewart, GQ
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October 31, 2011 at 9:44 am

Health Kick

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After eating five-too many Shake Shacks, bagel sandwiches, iced coffees with too much sugar, pasta from new and old favorite restaurants (here and here), etc., I’ve finally decided to do my body a favor and eat something green.  While my girl, Martha Stewart, serves a mean dose of healthy inspiration on her website Whole Living, there are clearly some other bloggers that make eating healthy look delicious and easy, as well.  The website, Canal House, has a great photo-based food blog, which consists of what they cook for lunch.  I think I might try to make their “salad of cannellini beans, canned tuna, and tender lettuces and nasturtiums from the garden, served with warm toast” for lunch next week.

In the meantime, here is my lunch for tomorrow.  I’ve never eaten raw asparagus before, but there is no turning back now, as it’s packed and ready for me to bring to work tomorrow.  The vinaigrette supposedly breaks down the asparagus starches so the ribbons become pasta-like.  Good.  I’ve also added chicken because I know that’s what people on a diet love to eat.  Blegh.

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June 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese: New York Deli Style

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For those of you in NYC, or for those of you who live near a legitimate bagel shop (no, CTB does not count), consider treating yourself to a delicious bacon, egg, and cheese this weekend.  I have been craving one since my friend Jane made the most memorable breakfast last summer.  A plain bagel, good cheddar cheese, whiskey on the rocks, a coors light, sitting poolside with best friends.   You can make your own or get one from the closest best deli.  Until I reach the home front this June, eat them.  For me.

Source: Martha Stewart

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April 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Posted in Food, New York City, Recipes

New Years Eve Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

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INGREDIENTS

  1. 3 tablespoons sugar
  2. 1 cup pomegranate juice
  3. Two 750-milliliter bottles sparkling wine, chilled
  4. 3/4 cup late-harvest white wine, such as late-harvest Riesling, chilled
  5. 2 oranges, thinly sliced crosswise
  6. 1 cup diced fresh pineapple (1/2 inch)
  7. 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  8. Ice cubes, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a punch bowl, dissolve the sugar in the pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously. Add the sparkling wine and late-harvest white wine, then add the orange slices, diced pineapple and pomegranate seeds. Serve the sparkling pomegranate punch over ice cubes.

Sources: 1. Tory Burch, 2. Food and Wine

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December 30, 2010 at 11:54 am

Lobster, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad

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Yesterday as I was reading my friend’s blog, Nom and Glug, I remembered that I love avocado and grapefruit all muddled together.  It’s so simple and.. fancy in a weird way?  Add some lobster and arugula and it’s really a perfect meal for any time of year.  Will someone come and make this for me while I study for torts and con law?  Finals period makes me so hungry.

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Written by doorr

December 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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