Tag: cheese

Cavatappi e Salami alla Vodka

Cavatappi e Salami alla Vodka

When asked where I grew up, I almost always answer, “New York”. The reality is that I grew up 15 minutes (95 minutes with traffic) out of the city in Bergen County, New Jersey. For all the reasons, NJ just has a bad rap and 

Spaghetti with Coconut Milk & Curry

Spaghetti with Coconut Milk & Curry

  SPAGHETTI W/ COCONUT MILK & CURRY

Dippy Eggs & Spicy Feta Provolone Soldiers

Dippy Eggs & Spicy Feta Provolone Soldiers

I can’t recall where I first learned about toast soldiers for dipping into soft boiled eggs but I remember thinking it was genius. My family did it a bit differently. Instead of boring plain toast, my mother would make a grilled cheese of sorts and 

Walnut Brie Mac & Cheese

Walnut Brie Mac & Cheese

I have a huge soft spot for Kraft® Macaroni & Cheese. Yes, the dirty hooker of the mac & cheese world. I’m not ashamed. I easily go through a box by myself. Not sure why they started putting the “lighter” version instructions on there. Pffftttt, 

Turkish Cilbir Toast

Turkish Cilbir Toast

Çilbir. This is right up my alley. I live for runny yolks, butter, and labne. I nearly fell off my chair when I came across this Turkish dish of poached eggs in a garlicy yogurt with aleppo spiked butter. It’s as if life gives you 

Ejjeh Quiche

Ejjeh Quiche

Ejjeh: a Lebanese omelette or frittata of sorts made with tons of herbs. I’ve seen it as a very thin green omelette that is then stuffed into a pita with tomato. I’ve also seen it as little herb and zucchini fritters. Which leads me to believe that 

Matza & Labne Toasts

Matza & Labne Toasts

Sometimes I prefer matza to bread. Keyword there is sometimes. It’s basically just a giant cracker with endless possibilities. So instead of my usual toast snacks I’ll have during the week, when passover comes around the matza is a-playin’. These are two of my go-to snacks. 

Matboucha Shakshuka en Cocotte

Matboucha Shakshuka en Cocotte

Is it french? Is it Middle Eastern? Is it delicious? Is it easy? Can you (kind of) make it ahead? Will you like it? Are you obsessed with Shakshuka yet? Yes. To all the things. Plenty of times have I had Oeufs en Cocotte at 

Croissant Croque Madame

Croissant Croque Madame

This is going to be the fanciest ham and cheese sandwich you will ever have. Leave it to the French to take something so simple and humble, slather it with béchamel, top it with tons for cheese and toast it. And to top it off, 

Mushroom & Spinach Breakfast Skillet

Mushroom & Spinach Breakfast Skillet

It’s Saturday morning in Toronto. The first thing I think about as I open my eyes is, “Wow. I’m hung-over.” Then second thing is, “I want brunch… and now.” If you live in Toronto, you know that grabbing brunch can sometimes be a three-hour endeavor.