Pomegranate, Avocado, and Fennel Salad (Recipe)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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

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…

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

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

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

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…

Getting Retro with Waldorf Salad: A Modern Take on the Classic

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Some of my readers may not be familiar with this dish, which is decidedly old-school. In fact, Waldorf salad was created at the turn of the twentieth century. It was particularly popular in the early 1900s, even getting a shout-out in Cole Porter‘s classic song “You’re the Top” from Anything Goes (1934) alongside Shakespeare and Mickey Mouse. Waldorf salad also played a starring…

A Kale Tale: How I Fell in Love with the Headless Crucifer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Have you ever eaten kale, the headless crucifer? If you haven’t (or if you have and hated it), I beg you to keep reading, because I’ve had nothing short of a revelation and I’m down-right giddy about sharing it with you. Following is my kale tale. Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad: Who Knew? It was an article in Bon Appétit by Molly Wizenberg that…

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