Cook Main Dishes Sandwiches

It’s Just…A Thai Tuna Burger Recipe

Thai Tuna Burger

It is Fall (ok, tomorrow is Fall). I went apple picking. I bought bourbon. I shot an apple canon. I wore pants. Fall. I was going to do some super-mega-autumnal-pumpkin-bourbon-apple-omg-fall post, but Mommy bloggers and girls who love SoulCycle beat me to it. You know the type. You ask them what they do and they tell you that they “experience the city”, go to yoga, love $10 green juice, and go nuts for pumpkin spiced lattes. So, no Fall recipe here (yet). Just a Thai tuna burger recipe. It’s not a pumpkin spiced latte, but it’ll do. read more »

Drink Summer

It’s Just…A Pandan Infused Water Recipe

Thailand

About six months ago, I took a trip to Thailand. It was my first time in Asia and an unforgettable experience. The scenery was stunning and the food was absolutely amazing and absurdly cheap. Since I’ve been back, I’ve been experimenting with Thai ingredients and flavors making curries, Tom Kha Gai soups, Thai beef salads, and coconut ice-cream with kaffir lime and lemongrass. read more »

Bake Pastry

It’s Just…A Mexican Hot Chocolate Doughnut Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Doughnuts

Doughnuts rank as one of my favorite foods right alongside pickles and fried chicken. I could seriously eat these three items for the rest of my life. But, that is probably a “bad” life choice. Probably.

This was my first foray into doughnuttering so I clearly opted to start small with a multi-component yeasted doughnut based off of Mexican hot chocolate. Why Mexican hot chocolate and not regular chocolate? The truth is I just saw a bar of Mexican chocolate at the store. Clearly my inspiration runs deep.
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Drink Spring Summer Video

It’s Just…A Cold Brewed Iced Coffee Video

I got Google Glass. Ok, you have 30 seconds to make fun of me. Got it out of your system? Ok good.

Glass has been a interesting experience so far. People often ask me “…but what does it DO?”, and I tell them that it does a lot of what your phone does. I can email, text, take photos, google search, and get notifications. It’s a cool concept, but I don’t need a face mounted computer to do these things. Glass’s greatest potential is in its ability to enhance moments or interactions with people. Being able to snap a photo and share it with friends is not only faster than using my phone but it doesn’t take me out of the moment. I can do it all hands free in just seconds. But, the feature I’m most excited for is the head mounted camera.

When Glass was first announced, I instantly thought about using it for cooking. I usually develop, cook, shoot, and edit my posts by myself, and it is NOT easy trying to shoot anything in this tiny, Brooklyn kitchen. I want to use Glass so I can capture each step in the process rather than just polished before/after shots.

For my first foray into cooking #throughglass I decided to start small. A simple iced coffee. I’m going to keep playing around with Glass to see how else I can use it. But for now, coffee.

Know this: Cold brewed coffee is concentrated. Use a 1:1 ratio of coffee:milk to dilute.
Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Serves 1
  • 4 oz cold brewed iced coffee
  • 1 tbsp Grade B maple syrup
  • 4 oz whole milk
  • ice
Measure out 4 oz of cold brewed coffee. Stir in 1 tbsp of maple syrup and add ice. Pour sweetened coffee into a glass and add an equal amount of milk, about 4 oz.
Cook Main Dishes

It’s Just…A Flounder with Poblano and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Flounder with Roasted Red Pepper and Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts

Wow, these are old photos. I was organizing my photos when I stumbled upon shots from an early Spring trip to Cape Cod with my friends, Darroch and Mikey. I am lucky they have a great little Cape home right in Chatham within walking distance to town, insanely good chowder, and the beach.

Every time we meet up there, we rarely go out for dinner and opt to cook in using the local seafood. This wasn’t based on any recipe and was more just cooking from the hip. In fact, I don’t even have a recipe for this. We had picked up some fresh flounder from the fishmonger and built the meal as we went. For sides, we served the fish with marinated, grilled asparagus and crispy bacon brussels sprouts.
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Bake Bread

It’s Just…A Banana Bread with Lemongrass Caramel Recipe

Banana Bread with Lemongrass Caramel

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with Thai ingredients by incorporating flavors like ginger, lemongrass, and coconut milk into recipes where they normally wouldn’t be found. Key lime pie with topped with whipped coconut cream and kaffir lime or vanilla ice cream made with a base of lemongrass infused coconut milk. The combination of spicy ginger and lemongrass or the smooth buttery flavor of the coconut milk pairs really well in pies, cakes, and ice creams.

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Bake Pies + Tarts Summer

It’s Just…A Cherry Clafouti Recipe

Cherry Clafouti_3

I should never try to buy groceries when I’m hangry (hungry + angry). My hunger fueled rage temporarily distorts my ability to rationally purchase food, and I end up with a shopping cart of impulse buys. The most recent trip earned me an unbalanced bag filled with Flaming Hot Cheetos and an inappropriate amount of fruit. Given I’m leaving town in a few days and I just picked up a box of cherries from my CSA, I may have buyer’s remorse. Right now, fruit needs to go in everything. read more »

Cook Pasta + Rice

It’s Just…An Orecchiette Recipe

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I recently joined my local Brooklyn CSA. It is a great way to support local farms, but I’ve quickly learned that cooking with what you’re given is different than cooking with what you’ve purchased. Right now, I seem to have an endless supply of greens. Kale, chard, arugula, spinach, and radish greens. However, the lack of purchasing control over my comestibles is approximately eleventy-billion times better than joining the Park Slope CoOp. read more »

Bake Pies + Tarts

It’s Just…A Banana Cream Pie with Salty Bourbon Caramel Recipe

Banana Cream Pie with Salty Bourbon Caramel

It is pie day. Make pie. Eat pie. Pie. Pi.

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Bake Frozen Things

It’s Just…A Matcha (Green Tea) Ice Cream Recipe

Matcha Ice Cream

Last week I learned that I have unfairly neglected matcha over the years. I drink a myriad of teas but never matcha. Turns out, it is delicious.

Buzzing on a (caffeine) high, I felt compelled to spread the good word. After a quick visit to wikipedia, I was the erudite scholar ready to purport matcha’s health benefits and discuss it’s cultural originations. Unfortunately, most conversations followed thusly:

Evan: Have you heard about matcha? It’s ground up green tea and tastes really awesome.
Friend: Yeah. Actually, it’s kinda trendy right now. Like everyone drinks it. People at work have those little whisks.
Evan: What are you a wizard? A genius? Why didn’t you tell me that before?

#Matchafail.
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