Yeah, sure, kale, we know. From salads to popsicles to Beyonce’s T-shirt, kale has seemingly taken over. And I’m bored with it. Or at least I thought I was.
As it gets to be more and more chilly outside, the demand on our tummies for warm, comforting dishes [like this one] is only growing stronger.
I had always been a particular eater – rolling paper napkins to make dividers on my dinner plate (a phase which nearly drove my mom mad), shunning breakfast (with the exception of egg whites scrambled into oblivion), loving gelatinous Vienna sausages in their odd sized tin, and loathing anything that was sweet and warm (hot chocolate & warm apple pie never made it to my hit list).
A few years ago, while I was staying at The Bowery Hotel in good old NYC, I stumbled upon a cooking show on TV with the most adorable gal, whipping up some tasty bites.
Don’t get me started on açai bowls; I am so deeply in love with them – thick and creamy açai berries blended and topped with fresh fruit, coconut, a drizzle of honey, some granola, and a sprinkle of bee pollen (allergy sufferers – take note, local bee pollen will make this season much easier for you!).
First of all, it’s easy as pie, and secondly, it’s packed with good fats, omegas, protein, and mad flavor. Impress your friends at brunch, or simply treat yourself to this paleo-friendly, and absolutely delectable breakfast recipe.
When it’s time to bring the romance, we turn to the kitchen to woo our beloved with a home cooked meal.
It was love at first bite – at Scarpetta in Beverly Hills – when once upon a time, we bit into the ever-so-perfect spaghetti now made famous by chef and restauranteur Scott Conant.
Whenever it was a special occasion or a fancy night on the town, my mom would suggest a restaurant called Grace. To us, it was, indeed, fancy. All these years later, that word, however, isn’t really the best description for what Grace restaurant gave.
When looking at the endless fads and diet trends, and of-the-moment dining delights meant to dazzle, it’s sometimes nice to get back to basics – to the bare bones, shall we say.