Pear and Prosciutto Salad

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On Valentine’s Day my friend Tanisha posted the most amazing salad on Instagram — it involved caramelized pears, prosciutto and dates and it was stunningly presented.  I gave her 12 hours to enjoy the day with her sweetheart and then immediately emailed her for the recipe. She was working with love in her heart so… 

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Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Jeweled CousCous

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Two summers ago I spent a few days in Marrakech,  Morocco on a side trip while visiting Spain. It was July and 110 degrees outside, but the kind people, stunning architecture, bustling markets and delicious food definitely made up for the oppressive heat.  Especially the food — olives, preserved lemons, eggplant, dried fruit, refreshing salads,… 

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Steak with Garlic-Herb Butter

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I love Valentine’s Day soooooo much!  I know its a fake, commercialized holiday and all that…but I just love it! The hearts, the cards, the candy, the flowers, the teddy bears — sigh… so great! Love is awesome and even though it should be celebrated every day, I’m all about celebrating it a little bit more on February 14th…. 

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Tuna Tartare with Avocado and Radish

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Today is my bridesmaid Ashley’s birthday! Nope… I’m not getting married. Neither is she. We’ve just been calling each other that for 10 years — way before I even thought I ever wanted to get married. I don’t know how it started or why it keeps going on, but its hilarious to see the reaction… 

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

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After a weekend in Atlanta eating the most obnoxiously unhealthy food (Chick-fil-A, pork belly, apple fritters) and drinking way to much of everything, I’m back in New York and craving… salad? I know—I was pretty surprised too.  I mean… honestly, I’m also craving tonkatsu ramen to counteract some of this rye whisky still lingering in… 

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Crab Cakes (With No Breadcrumbs!!!!)

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A good friend of mine used to work right beside Del Frisco’s in Manhattan. He HATED his job but he loved steak— so when he’d have a particularly bad day I’d offer to throw on some mascara and meet him in Midtown for an unnecessarily expensive, yet, delicious dinner.  My absolute favorite thing on the menu is their crab cake appetizer…. 

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