Chicken with Caramelized Onion and Cardamom Rice

Ascetic January, as I like to call it, is officially over! If you’ll recall, James and I (and his family) embarked on a no-booze, no-added-sugar January, to reset our bodies and our minds, and test our spirit and resolve in the name of better health. Here are some reflections, in no particular order: No added … Read moreChicken with Caramelized Onion and Cardamom Rice

Pan-Roasted Swordfish with Garlic Peppercorn Butter

Happy belated New Year, everyone! I know, I know, I’ve been MIA for almost three months! That is crazy! Long story short, I got a new job at the end of October! It’s been going well, and I’m really enjoying it, but I was forced to confront the sad fact that I did a whole … Read morePan-Roasted Swordfish with Garlic Peppercorn Butter

Carnitas Tacos with Green Onion Cabbage Slaw

We have been eating a lot of pork lately! The way I decide what to make usually goes like this… Jackie procrastinates by perusing food blogs and food magazines… Jackie is sucked in by some yummy looking food photos or tasty food description… Jackie obsesses over this recipe for the rest of the day/week until … Read moreCarnitas Tacos with Green Onion Cabbage Slaw

World Peace Cookies

I know I’ve bit a rambly lately, so back to discussions only on FOOD!!! And by food, I mean the most decadent, buttery, crumbly, intensely chocolatey cookies you can imagine. This recipe is also sort of a cheat, as it’s fairly famous and has been around for ages. But hey, things are a classic for … Read moreWorld Peace Cookies

Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken + CRAZY RICH ASIANS

I finally, finally saw Crazy Rich Asians this past weekend, and it was a wild and delicious ride. I know this is a food blog, but I have so many thoughts about the movie, I have to share them! However, SPOILER ALERT – minor plot points and my very strong opinions follow, so if you … Read moreTaiwanese Popcorn Chicken + CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Marcella Hazan’s 3-ingredient Tomato Sauce

I’m back!! Sorry for the extended absence, August was a flurry of vacations, friends, and animal sightings! James and I had our one-year anniversary of marital bliss (bliss sometimes; general tolerance the rest of the time), and celebrated by going back to Boston, where we met, and traipsing with some friends to Cape Cod, where … Read moreMarcella Hazan’s 3-ingredient Tomato Sauce