Chorizo and Snap Peas with Cilantro-Lime Olive Oil

The thing about chorizo is, when it’s good, it’s big, smoky, spicy, eyes-to-the-back-of-your-head good. When it’s bad, it’s crusty, greasy, day-old 7-Eleven hot dog bad. Uck. There are lots of things that fit this category – shrimp, pizza, tomatoes, burgers, fish and chips, mixed drinks – the kind of stuff you can’t stop eating when … Continue reading Chorizo and Snap Peas with Cilantro-Lime Olive Oil »

Homemade Big Mac: Make Your Own, Have a Party

Has it been that long? Twelve years ago. The last time I stepped foot into a McDonald’s. At least I think – it’s not like it was momentous enough to recall dates and times. But surely my oreo/ramen/milkshake regimen of freshman year included a nugget or two from Mickey D’s. Probably some fries too slopped … Continue reading Homemade Big Mac: Make Your Own, Have a Party »

Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank Bolognese

I spent quality time as a vegetarian. I say quality because living meat-free is invigorating. I felt clear-headed, energized – pointedly opposite of sluggish. But I couldn’t help feeling I was missing out. Like the awkward teenager mulling home on Saturday night, or the child sent to bed while her parents fraternized with guests downstairs. … Continue reading Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank Bolognese »