Fig & Oliveis one of those restaurants that just makes you feel you’re in the South of France, even if you're in the midst of Manhattan. We credit it to Laurent whose love for simple elegant French food is infectious. Recently, they published a long overdue cookbook and we got to raise a glass to celebrate with them for the occasion. The dish that stood out to me the most that night was this Citrus Scallops En Papillote With Herb Emulsion so we had to share the recipe.
It's easy to go overboard during the holidays. To make too much food, with too many flavors, and then it all gets to be just too much. That's why we always try to work in a side dish that's just so simple and straightforward it can mix and match with pretty much anything. These Roasted Beets are all that and get bonus points for being make ahead (and tasting better the longer they sit)!
The perfect side dish is like an amazing supporting actress — bold enough to be memorable but knows enough restraint that it doesn't steal the spotlight. And, when entertaining, that means the dish is largely make ahead and versatile enough to be served with a roast or a salad. This roast carrot dish is just that — a puree with all the flavors — lemon, pistachio, coriander — we love best with carrots.
This fall I've finally fallen for overnight oats and I've been topping it with the season's fruit from nutmeg-dusted pears to these cinnamon-sprinkled persimmons. And I'll keep it up because as the holiday shopping, wrapping, decking, and cooking begin, it's all the more reason to start the day off right.
On a taco-eating trip to Baja California, I became completely obsesed with the tostadas at La Guerrerense. And every tostada was even better when topped with their salsa; it's a toasted garlic and peanut salsa that was hot, smoky, crunchy — pretty much it was instant love. Since then, I reverse engineered that salsa and put it on everything from grilled chicken to seafood and, most recently, these squash tacos.
Look, sickness happens. And it always seems even more so around the holidays. Some swear by garlic toast, others by gargling salt water, but we're obsessed with electrolyte waters. This recipe is one of the simplest electrolyte waters made with coconut, citrus, and maple syrup.
I first heard about acai bowls when pro surfer Rob Machado talked them up as his healthy breakfast that he'd discovered while on tour in Brazil. Not that I often listen to surfers for nutritional advice but I sought out acai and started making smoothies and acai bowls on a regular basis and go re...
It's that time of the year when two summertime truths emerge: a) it’s too hot to really cook and b) you somehow find yourself with have a bushel of zucchini to get through. So, we thought we’d kill two culinary birds with one stone with this Marinated Zucchini Chicken Salad.
This time of year I can never get enough zucchini. That is until I can’t stand anymore zucchini. After you’ve made your share of zucchini pasta, zucchini carpaccio, and salads, it can get to be a bit overwhelming. That’s when I turn to this super easy zucchini soup.
I'm a romantic at heart so I have these swoon-worthy visions of summertime picnics. At the seaside, at sunset, or at a music performance, there's something about the perfect picnic that just makes my culinary heart pitter patter. And, yes, the vision of my perfect picnic has cold lemonade, a more adult sipper, and a great salad, but it's pretty much incomplete unless there's a sandwich like this Slow-Roasted Tomato and Cilantro-Cashew Picnic Sandwich.
Eating on a road trip is like eating at a sports game — your healthy-eating choices are limited at best. Sure, comfort food from a hole-in-the-wall diner sounds amazing but riding in the car after eating a gut-bomb is asking for a food coma. So, before I hit the road I make these no-bake Blueberry Almond Granola Bars. They're easy to make, loaded with good-for-me ingredients, satisfies both the sweet and savory tooth, and, best of all, they haven't been sitting on a gas station shelf for six months.
This is your summer potluck salad because it's easy and always gets major compliments. When you want a meal of a salad or just have made a lot of extra grains, this is your jam. Loaded with greens, tomatoes, mozzarella, and toasted pistachios, is a summer recipe that's a total keeper.