Monthly Archives: August 2010

Quick & Easy Chicken w/ Homemade BBQ Sauce

I love to barbeque; I’ve been spoiled this summer to be at my parents’ house a lot, and they have an amazing charcoal grill. We made this recipe one hot summer evening, but now that summer is coming to a close, I’ll be baking the chicken, or using a grill pan on my stove top….

Garlic & Tarragon Pickled Beets

I used to hate beets. No joke, for years I refused to eat them. The funny thing is, my incredibly picky brother, Eytan, was the one who finally convinced me to try them pickled, and voila! Now I just can’t get enough of beets–raw in salads, roasted, poached, braised, and best of all–pickled! Some of…

White Wine & Ginger Braised Chicken & Radishes

The first time I had a cooked radish, it took me a while to even figure out what I was eating because the concept was so foreign to me. Since that time, I’ve experimented with cooking radishes in a variety of ways, but I think my favorite is braising them. It soothes the bitterness while…

Toasted Coconut Banana Muffins

I love my old favorite chocolate chip banana nut muffins, but I was in the mood for something different. I happened to grab a bag of coconut in the store today (I’m planning try an un-granola bar with coconut [sadly, oats bother me now too]), so I figured, how can banana and coconut be bad?

Grilled Summer Peaches

Grilled fruit is amazing. The smoky heat brings out the wonderful flavors while caramelizing the natural sugars for an added layer of sweetness. This was the first time I had ever used peaches. I’ve grilled pineapple which is also pretty amazing, but sadly you can add that to my seemingly endless list of food allergies….