Something Savory

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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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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Pork Kebabs with Peach Melba Sauce

by Janelle 07.01.2013
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After a short break which involved getting married (!) and moving across the pond (Hello, London!), the chic brûlée is back and better than ever. I will be transitioning the blog to be London-based, reporting on the latest and greatest London food and style scene, while still of course posting every type of sweet and savory […]

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Almond Butter Rice Cakes

by Janelle 04.11.2013
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I am so excited to share with you all my latest food obsession: almond butter. Luckily, almond butter is not only delicious and satisfying, but it is good for you too. I hate to admit it, but I learned about this snack from a recent episode of Dr. Oz where Snooki (yes, Jersey Shore Snooki), […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

by Janelle 11.27.2012
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Last night I made a hearty Roasted Cauliflower Soup with homemade garlic croutons. If you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner packed with nutrients and good-for-you vegetables, look no further than this recipe. I decided to roast the cauliflower in the oven before I added it to the soup to bring out all of […]

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Lightened Up Italian Wedding Soup

by Janelle 11.20.2012
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Here is a recipe I created for a lightened up version of Italian Wedding Soup. Traditional Italian Wedding Soup consists of chicken broth, hearty greens and tasty homemade meatballs. Instead of using the higher-fat meats traditionally used to make meatballs (pork, veal or beef), I used lean ground turkey breast and the results were excellent.

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