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Garlic & Lemon Spatchcock Chicken

I was at the gym yesterday and decided to watch the Food Network while working out. There’s nothing quite like the motivation of seeing a chef cook a juicy cheeseburger on tv to get you running faster on a treadmill. On yesterday’s show, a chef was making a spatchcock chicken on the grill. A spatchcock chicken is just a whole chicken, who’s backbone is removed, allowing the chicken to lay flat. This form of whole chicken is great because it roasts faster and more even, it can be grilled, and the skin gets crispy ALL over which is honestly the best part of the chicken. I have seen many versions of spatchcocked chicken involving dry rubs, basting with marinades, and more….but I wanted to make a compound butter flavored with bright summer flavors and rub that all under the skin of the chicken allowing the chicken meat to be flavored ...

Beet, Goat Cheese & Arugula Salad

Moving from New York City to Princeton, NJ has had more perks than I thought it would. While I always knew New Jersey was designated as “The Garden State”, I never actually knew just how many farms this state contains. Prior to moving to NJ, and having grown up a New Yorker, I always referred to it as the “armpit of America” … It was just a thing us New Yorker’s said and thought to be funny, but I must say, I take it all back now. Since moving to Princeton, my family has truly taken advantage of the various farms that surround our town. We take our daughter blueberry, strawberry and apple picking at one farm…..go to another farm for their grass-fed cows milk cheese….and take part in our friend’s farm’s CSA. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly ...

Creating the Perfect Cheese Party

A few weeks ago I received word that I was selected to host my very own Cheese party through the company Cheeselandia! After submitting an application telling them I live, breath and die for cheese, they found both me desperate and obsessed enough to pick me as a cheese host to showcase their newest cheeses. FIVE cheeses I may add…. and since this party is meant to be shared with your closest cheese-loving friends, they sent me a whopping 1.25 pound block of cheese for EACH of those 5 cheeses….so for those of you that aren’t great at math, I received over 6 pounds of cheese to my door, for FREE, in exchange for me posting a few photos of the party on Instagram. This may be the best chef win of my life. Seeing this massive cheese delivery as an opportunity to not only indulge in my favorite foods ...

Spicy Chicken Bibimbap

One of the greatest things about having friends from different countries is learning their native food the way their grandparents taught them to make it. One of my friends, Stacey is from Seoul, Korea, and cooks the best Korean food I’ve ever had. She first got me obsessed with her cooking through her Korean Fried Chicken, which I attempted to recreate here. Then I got to taste her slow cooked Korean Short Ribs (I died and went to meat heaven), and most recently, she gave me my first bowl of Beef Bibimbap (complete with homemade Bulgogi Sauce and Homemade Korean Hot Sauce). I not only got to watch her prepare the Bibimbap elements (incredibly impressed with her knife skills), but was then given a full tutorial on how to create/build the bibimbap bowl with said elements and then how to mix it all together for consumption. Needless to say, I ...

Yellowfin Tuna Poke Bowls

Let me preface this blog post by saying, this was the first time I ever indulged in a Poke Bowl. When we lived in NYC, Poke Bowls were just starting to become a fad, and a Poke place even opened right next to our apartment, but I had never actually tried one prior to making one last night. So what is Poke? Poke is diced raw fish served either as an appetizer or as a main course and is one of the main dishes of Native Hawaiian cuisine. Poke means “to slice or cut” hence the way the bowl looks with sliced or cubed fruits, veggies and protein. I was instantly attracted to the Poke Bowl because I think they just look sexy AF. The colors, the fresh fish, the ability to mix and match ingredients, and the fact that it can incorporate Japanese flavors all led to my desire ...

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