Spinach Salad with Zucchini Patties and Champagne Vinegar Dressing

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This recipe was inspired by a post from blogger Emily Levenson, Zucchini Patties with Tahini Sauce. The zucchini patties are quite versatile and can also be served in a pita with a yogurt sauce or done with tahini dipping sauce and a small side salad. What I really like about this recipe is how quick [...]

Whole Foods Goes Sustainable in the Seafood Aisle

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If you love seafood, you might notice this blog isn’t very helpful when it comes to seafood recipes that’s due to my wife not liking seafood and my being quite picky about it.  While I am an infrequent eater of seafood, I was impressed today about Whole Foods decision to ban unsustainable fishing. See this [...]

Chickpea Biryani

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I love Biryani. Usually I’ll order it with chicken, but it makes a decent vegetarian option for a Meatless Monday.   This simple recipe is worth trying. My only change is use 1 serrano pepper instead of two.  We found the two peppers too spicy.  Adjust to your preference. Full Recipe: Chickpea Biryani

Mario Batali’s Mint Love Letters

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  If you are ever in New York City, I highly recommend Babbo.  It’s an Italian restaurant from celebrity chef Mario Batali.  It’s amazing.  I say Mario is a “celebrity chef” but he is the real deal and is by far my favorite chef. His approach to Italian food that used to be featured in [...]

Nespresso Marinated Steak

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Last night I went to a food event with other writers and bloggers hosted by Nespresso USA (@NespressoUSA on Twitter.)  It was an event hosted at the popular Private Social restaurant here in Dallas, restaurant of Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry. There were several coffee inspired tastings being sampled that evening including an excellent halibut appetizer [...]

Mushroom Pasta Divine

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Since moving from Michigan, I have definitely missed the bounty of fresh pasta I could buy at Ventimiglia Italian Market. Tired of the occasional dry pasta I decided it was time to take action and by action I mean using some of my American Express member reward points to do some Williams Sonoma shopping. A well-reviewed pasta [...]