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

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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…

Savory Sicilian Cauliflower, the PK Way

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My regular readers are quite familiar with my crazy cruciferous ways and my deep affection for cauliflower in particular. I even highlighted it in my “Top 5 Foods for Autumn” in a recent interview on Fox TV. Many of my favorite cauliflower recipes begin with roasting, which creates a crispy texture and brings out the sweetness of the vegetable. Roasted cauliflower is lovely…

Mac and Cheese, the PK Way | What I Made on The Taste

Friday, December 5, 2014

All cooks have their own version of macaroni and cheese, that perennial favorite that everyone loves—including me. So I was thrilled when that was the first team challenge on The Taste. And how fun to see the Domestic Goddess make mac and cheese in her own kitchen! Anyway, after watching me on the show last night, one of my Twitter…

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…

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce: A Revelation

Friday, October 31, 2014


Sure, you can carve a pumpkin for Halloween and toast its seeds up all nice for a healthy snack or salad topping. But a pumpkin is far more than a decoration, and its orange flesh rich in nutrients like alpha- and beta-carotene and soluble fiber can be enjoyed in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Think: Thai pumpkin soup with…

Autumn Harvest Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette (Video)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Autumn Harvest Salad

Autumn abounds with hearty greens, lively herbs, crisp apples and pears, and squashes of all shapes and sizes. Here in Boston we’re also lucky enough to be seeing the final crop of sweet tomatoes and summer corn. It truly is a cornucopia of goodness at the local farmers’ markets, which makes for terrific eating that’s good for you and the…

From Farm to Fork, Why What You Eat Matters: Foods for Health Now On Sale!

Friday, September 5, 2014

I am excited to announce that my first book is now on sale here and will be available in stores around the country on September 9, 2014! Foods for Health is science-based (of course!) and filled with great food porn—and even includes a few of my very own photos like the one here. It’s a gorgeous, coffee-table type book that highlights 148 foods…

Blueberry Ginger Scones: Simply Scrumptious

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I’m always sad when strawberry season ends. Happily, the berry love keeps coming when other delightful summer berries next appear at my local farmers’ market. Enter the blueberry, that little fruit which packs a big nutritional punch due to its incredibly high antioxidant capacity thanks in part to anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are powerful phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found mainly in the skins and…

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