Smoky Chermoula Chicken with Roasted Carrots, Cauliflower and Feta

Last month my husband attended a business dinner with colleagues, and because the out-of-towners didn’t want to take home a doggie bag, he was able to snag half of someone’s roasted chicken dinner for me from Harvest in Cambridge. Score! The herbaceously pungent chicken and garlicky side of romanesco, as it turns out, was delectable….

Recipe: Garlic-Lime Spatchcocked Chicken with a Honey-Soy Glaze

There’s nothing more comforting than a roast chicken. You salt the skin to crisp it up, you stuff it with some aromatics, and you set it in the oven for an hour or so. It’s probably the easiest prep you can do for the amount of deliciousness you get. My go-to roast chicken is all…

Recipe: Peach-Raspberry Custard Pie with Streusel Topping

Is there anything more summery than the combination of juicy peaches and tangy raspberries? I make this tart, creamy pie once a year in the hotter months and adore the sunset-like blended colors it creates. Feel free to buy a pre-made shell, but I prefer to make my own shortcrust base, tightly adapted from Mark…

Recipe: Pomegranate-Rosé Pulled Pork

There’s nothing quite as versatile as pulled pork. Once a shoulder or butt has been braised on low heat for several hours, the meat becomes tender and juicy, and easily shreddable for a number of dishes: sandwiches, quesadillas, pizza, pasta, soup. You name it. This recipe came about like many of my other creations: I…

Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Milk Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the lemon cake for people who don’t typically like lemon cakes. I know, because I’m one of them. My friend Sarah recently celebrated her 30th birthday, and I wracked my brain for at least a month beforehand to come up with the perfect birthday cake for her. She’s an accomplished baker in her…

Recipe: White Chocolate-Raspberry Cake with Coconut

Now this is what I consider the quintessential spring cake. Creamy white chocolate, tart raspberries, and a hint of tropical coconut – what would be more perfect for a wedding dress-like Easter cake? I don’t celebrate Easter, but my husband grew up with it and I like to indulge him in his favorite seasonal/holiday treats….

Recipe: Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup

It’s early spring in New England, which naturally means high winds, slushy sidewalks, and an occasional snow storm. The lingering chill calls for just one remedy: hot, comforting chicken tortilla soup. This nutritious recipe provides the perfect amount of heat, umami, and richness to thaw your insides in this endless winter. The additional cilantro gives…

Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic, Almonds, and Parmesan

Growing up, my perception of green beans was grim: they came from a can looking a sickly dark green and flopped when you touched them. Don’t even get me started on the smell. And in casseroles, they were even worse. I didn’t fall in love with green beans until my early 20s, during a meal…

Recipe: Garlic-Lime Grilled Chicken for Salads

We all know how it happens when we “Add Chicken” to our salads at a restaurant or lunch joint. Out comes an anemic-looking flop of tasteless protein that resembles a sliced-up breast implant. I’m here to change that. This recipe comes from my husband, who is typically in charge of putting together our lunches for…