Pomegranate, Avocado, and Fennel Salad (Recipe)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pomegranate and Fennel Salad | #pkway

I hope you enjoyed following my Healthy Holidays series in December, but now’s the time for new recipes. Much of my work this month will be on my books, so I’m not certain how often I’ll be blogging. Please do remember you can always search my food porn gallery for inspiration, or my recipe list. And don’t forget to pick…

Quick and Easy Baked Beans: Perfect for Meatless Monday

Monday, September 14, 2015

Baked Beans | #pkway

Beans refer to several genera of the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae), including the genus Phaseolus. Today’s bean-themed recipe is one of my dad’s favorite dishes: baked beans. They’re generally made with some kind of white bean, usually navy or Great Northern, which are seasoned with molasses (if Boston style) or maple syrup (for the Canadian version). The result is a savory-sweet…

Cucumber Lime Spritzer: Your Go-To Summer Drink, Any Time of Day

Friday, May 22, 2015


I love creating luscious cocktails, most of which star fruits, vegetables, and herbs. (Here’s a slideshow of my favorites.) But cocktails aren’t for all the time, or for everyone. And we all need things to sip when we just want to stay hydrated—without all the added sugar and calories that come from many of the beverages out there. Enter today’s…

Better-for-You Rice and Beans

Monday, May 11, 2015


This is the third of my black bean-inspired posts, and it feels great to give beans some love! The American Heart Association recommends people consume three to five servings of beans and nuts each week because of their nutrients like fiber, iron, and zinc. (One serving is about one-quarter cup cooked beans.) And because they’re so high in protein, beans can…

Black Beans: Quick, Easy, Delicious

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Happy Cinco de Mayo! I began my own party with a round-up of salsas last week and a full menu of tasty Mexican recipes, which has since been updated with scrumptious things like Mexican cauliflower. (That was one of my most popular 2014 recipes, by the way.) Between that and margaritas, watermelon to pomegranate to classic strawberry, I’ve got you…

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon and Lemony Hollandaise

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Eggs Benedict is a classic, and the classics never go out of style. But a contemporary twist on the traditional works, too, which is what I’m doing today with my take on one of my favorite brunch items. A few things happen to land this dish here on Cooking & Eating the PK Way, which focuses on making good-for-you foods delicious while…

Sweet and Spicy Candied Pistachios | What I Made on The Taste

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sweet. Spicy. Salty. Down-right addictive. Candied nuts are the perfect cocktail nibble or crunchy garnish and often appear in some form on my holiday menu. I generally use pecans and have a bowl out on the bar for people to munch while mixing a cocktail. (And usually add bourbon to the recipe, if we’re being honest.) Yet pistachios are smaller…

Sesame Seared Tuna with Radish Salad and Satay Sauce | What I Made on The Taste

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sesame Seared Tuna

Normally I don’t drag one story and recipe out for three blog posts, so please forgive me. However, if I tried to cover the “why” as well as the various “whats” in one post, well, let’s just say you would have stopped reading long ago. Plus, the health and sustainability messages about tuna are relevant no matter what its preparation,…

Simple Radish Salad with Southeast Asian Flavors

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Radish Salad | The Taste

Radishes. I love them, root to leaf, and it is one of the vegetables I munch on all year long. My radish horizons have been greatly expanded in recent years. Beyond the traditional red (globe) radish, they also come in purple, black, white, French breakfast, and watermelon varieties, with varying heat. And lucky me! I can get most of these…

Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Satay Sauce and Radishes | What I Made on The Taste (and Why)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Seared Tuna | The Taste.jpg

This is the first part of a three-part series on this dish. For the recipe itself, click here. What happens when you sear up a gorgeous piece of tuna with black pepper, Fleur de Sel, and sesame seeds and serve it with satay sauce and a crunchy radish garnish? This. This bite of deliciousness right here, which sorta looks like my spoon…

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