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Healthy, Hearty, and a Happy New Year! – Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon w/ Dill Yogurt over Roasted Potatoes

Similar to most New Year’s resolutions, the idea of living an even healthier life in some respect is also on my resolution list and cutting out unnecessary calories is right up there.  While it’s only a few days in, it is also dumping snow in the northeast and hearty is the way to go.  This ...

Seared Scallops, Crispy Maitake, and a Parsley Pesto

Last night we wandered around the supermarket with a desire to cook seafood, while incorporating mushrooms.  Upon arrival at the seafood counter, the selection was fantastic although reminiscent of our sushi lunch.  Standing out from the normal salmon, tuna, and mixed whitefish were the scallops.  Large, fresh, wild caught.  We picked up six large pieces ...

Birthday Bike Ride

For my birthday, I wanted to keep it mellow, stay local, and hang with friends.  If you throw exercise into that mix, it equals to exactly what we did.  We started in Hoboken and took the 14th street ferry over to midtown, rode the west side bike path down around Battery Park, over the Brooklyn ...

Early Fall Pork Chop

Right now, weather in the Northeast is trying to make up it’s mind with some days resembling fall and others more-so, summer.  I had an amazing aged, Berkshire pork chop in my refrigerator but wasn’t quite sure if I was in the mood for a more fall driven dish or if I should get one ...

Bucatini Carbonara with Pea Shoots

Fall is starting to settle in – colder temperatures, crisper air, and the last good push of summer vegetables.  So, it seemed perfectly appropriate to pull out the smoky bacon from the crew at Salumeria Biellese and make up a quick, true,  Carbonara – Bacon, Egg, Pasta, Parm, and Pepper.  However, I wanted to add ...

End of Summer Lobster Feast

Grilled lobster tails and corn, gallo pinto, no-mayo cole slaw.  All of the shells and claw meat was saved for a cool night, homemade lobster risotto…

Summer Hike – 45 Minutes North of NYC

Recently the weather has been up and down, leaving varying ideas for how to spend our time.  We woke up bored one Sunday morning, got breakfast, and decided to head out to Bear Mountain for a quick hike.  After a quick scurry to pack gear for the afternoon and to map out the trail, we ...

Earthy Salad Packed with Nutrition

Blanched brussels sprout leaves mixed with arugula and baby spinach, crispy shiitake mushrooms, walnut, pickled shallot, parmesan cheese, sliced dates.  Drizzle of olive oil and honey over top.

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