Chicken Parmesan

Valentine’s Day was this week.  I was too busy to do much of anything, but my gift to myself was to get in five miles of aerobic exercise on Thursday after work.  I’ve been so stressed with work and life that it can feel hard to take the time to do things to take care…

A “Super” Celebration

In the United States, Super Bowl Sunday is a holiday.  Sure it is not an official holiday, but it might as well be one.  The Super Bowl is the second biggest food holiday after Thanksgiving.  In a single weekend, Americans consume 1.38 billion chicken wings, 88 million pounds of cheese, 63.5 million pounds of pepperoni,…

Global Eats: Hungary

For the second meal for my Global Eats project, I traveled to the Central European country of Hungary.  I brought the other two members of the Hungry Trio along with me. Hungarian cuisine is quintessential Central European food.  The focus is on meats and cheeses.  Starches like potatoes and noodles are also commonly found.  Of…

Chickpea/Lentil Pasta

I took a much needed break from writing these past couple weeks.  It has been a very busy month for me between work and some pressing personal deadlines.  I love writing for my blog more than I could ever explain, but I knew if I didn’t hit pause, I was going to accomplish what I…

When Disaster Strikes in the Kitchen

Yesterday just did not seem to be my day in the kitchen.  It was a hot mess, literally.  Fortunately, all the food turned out great, and my kitchen was okay.  This was certainly a night to remember though, or more like one I hope to forget. The Patriots were playing the Chiefs in the AFC…

Miso Brussels Sprouts

I went out to brunch at Pennsylvania 6 DC on Saturday.  I was truly impressed with the entire experience from the my steak and eggs to the bottomless mimosa bar.  However, my favorite part of this brunch was the fried miso Brussels sprouts.  I had never thought to use miso in Brussels sprouts before, but…

Soup’s Up!

I’m stuck at home today due to a snow day, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make the ultimate winter food: soup! Chris, Andrew, and I were supposed to meet up last night to make dinner, but it wasn’t safe to travel during the snow storm.  Instead, I made soup.  I had all…