Breaking News: Zucchini Noodles are Actually Good

Have you tried zucchini noodles? Up until recently, I assumed they were a hoax. Any internet sensation claiming a vegetable is “as good as real pasta” rarely holds my attention. But then, one day not long ago, I was browsing HomeGoods and stumbled on this tiny little zoodle maker — you just stick a zucchini in and twist, almost like… Read More

How to Make the Best Salads at Home

Salads are always better at a restaurant, right? Well, now that I work at one, I’ve picked up a few insider tips. Starting with… 1. Properly drying the greens. This first step is so important. We use an industrial-sized salad spinner (read: giant), and we don’t stop until the lettuce is COMPLETELY dry. Bonus: it’s usually my arm work… Read More

A New Dinner Ritual

So…..I’m not religious, but recently, I’ve started a little dinner ritual. Every night, before eating, I say a prayer. Basically, I take a moment to reflect; I’ll usually mention one thing that I’m grateful for or want to remember from that day (good fish tacos, a conversation with my mom, a beautiful full moon), and then I’ll… Read More

Pasta with Garlic, Pine Nuts and Parsley

For “fendie night,” when I’m not ordering a cheeseburger or digging into leftovers, I love making 10 minute pasta dishes. Aglio e olio is simply garlic and olive oil, but with the addition of nutty pine nuts, tons of fresh parsley, and a hefty pinch of red pepper flakes, this dish sings with comfort and simplicity… Read More