Recipes

Chicken Saltimbocca

by Janelle 09.23.2013
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Chicken Saltimbocca is an old-school Italian dish with a ton of flavor and pizazz. Saltimbocca translates to “jump in the mouth” and it’s easy to understand how this meal got its name once you take your first bite. You may think Chicken Saltimbocca is only something to enjoy at your favorite Italian restaurant, but my […]

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Frittata with Bacon & Fresh Ricotta

by Janelle 09.13.2013
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Frittatas are famous for being quick and easy to make and for that reason I find myself baking them quite often whenever I am in need of a simple, weeknight dinner. In the past I have experimented with many different combinations of ingredients, one of my favorites being asparagus and gruyere. Your creativity as a […]

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

by Janelle 09.09.2013
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Last night I made the classic Provençal recipe, “Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic.” This recipe has been around for decades and I’m determined to make it trendy again. I love garlic, so I knew I’d enjoy any sort of recipe that features it in a large quantity, but you really don’t have to be a […]

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Authentic French Cassoulet

by Janelle 09.04.2013
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It’s quite possible that making a cassoulet has been my greatest culinary achievement to date. A cassoulet is a rustic, slow-cooked stew hailing from the southwest region of France, full of hearty beans, herbs, and rich, juicy meats. Whenever my husband and I are in Paris, we stop at our favorite bistro smack dab in […]

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Frosted Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

by Janelle 08.30.2013
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It’s a tradition every year for me to cook a special dinner for my husband on his birthday, August 28th. This year he mentioned he’d like some homemade chocolate donuts, reminiscent of the irresistible ‘donut shop style’ doughnuts he enjoyed as a kid. This was my first attempt at making *real* doughnuts and I wanted […]

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Lightened Up Eton Mess

by Janelle 08.02.2013
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I’m super excited to share this post with all of my American readers in particular because chances are they have never heard of the dessert “Eton Mess.” Here in the UK, Eton Mess is hugely popular and a fixture on everyone’s summer menus. It’s a shame America hasn’t caught on yet, because Eton Mess is […]

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New England Baked Cod with Ritz Cracker Crumbs

by Janelle 07.25.2013
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My recipe for Baked Cod is a tried and true family favorite perfect to enjoy year round. The secret to the crunchy, golden crumb topping is

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken

by Janelle 07.22.2013
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This past weekend I set out to make one of my favorite Indian dishes, the hugely popular Tandoori chicken. There are many different variations on tandoori chicken, but I wanted to recreate the most authentic one possible based on some great dinners I have had at top Indian restaurants. It was a scorching hot Sunday here […]

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Buffalo Mozzarella, Broad Bean & Pea Salad with Lemon & Mint

by Janelle 07.12.2013
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Check out this fresh and light summer salad I made last night. I was inspired to make it after seeing broad beans at a few farmer’s markets in London last weekend. I’ve never cooked with broad beans before, so I was exciting to give it a shot. I have to warn you though, the cooking […]

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Chermoula Eggplant With Bulgur and Yogurt

by Janelle 07.10.2013
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Yesterday I made Chermoula Eggplant With Bulgur and Yogurt for dinner, a North-African-inspired vegetarian main. I made a similar dish about a year ago in NY and loved it, so I decided to try it again here in London with a few modifications. The original recipe comes from Yotam Ottolenghi, a well-known Israeli chef and cookbook writer. I immediately […]

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