Category Archives: Lunch

An Epic Fight Ends With Herb-Marinated Cod With Plantains & Black Beans

Share, if you dare…Yesterday, I had an epic fight with my husband. It was one of THOSE. A brutal, push-each-other’s-buttons complete with tears, accusations and furrowed brows that show frustration. If you were watching us, anyone would have been uncomfortable enough … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Week Menu You’ll Really Love

Share, if you dare…Are you ready for the November meal that leaves you stuffed and comatose? I am very ready. Shopped and prepped ready. But there’s a huge presumption that all parties can’t wait for the big bird, potatoes, stuffing, … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Garlic-Infused Greens Over Creamy Polenta

Share, if you dare…“It tastes amazing. Greens and corn, but better. Healthier. Man, this is fucking good.” This was one of the comments about my Garlic-Infused Greens Over Creamy Polenta, when serving this at a dinner party a few months back. … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Sun-dried Tomato, Feta, Basil & Black Olive Pasta Salad

Share, if you dare…It’s summer. Folks like me come up with reasons to get together and eat. And sometimes the food obsessed will ask you to bring something. Don’t go into a panic, and please don’t go to the largely … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Shakshuka what your mama gave ya!

Share, if you dare…Note: if you’re not a fan of eggs over easy, then Shakshuka just isn’t for you. Scrambled just doesn’t work in this dish. If you like your yolks a bit runny, then you’re in for an exceptional … Continue reading

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Show me how to make it for you baby

Share, if you dare…Mona came back from a trip to Spain, Germany and France recently. After three weeks, she returned with a glow in her face and also managed to even come back smaller. Just so you know, I think … Continue reading

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Five minutes to make this meal

Share, if you dare…So here’s the thing about food. You need it. Everyday. What you eat is entirely up to you, but let’s talk about all of your options. OPTION ONE: Spend tons of money eating out with ingredients that … Continue reading

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Rib Eye Steak with a Lime/Parsley Butter & Pomegranate Asparagus

Share, if you dare…Penned by Craig You thought this was a vegetarian/vegan blog, didn’t you? Well, me and my wife cook for every type of eater (except the unhealthy kind). And even though I’m a vegetarian, I know how to … Continue reading

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What Men & Women REALLY Want For Valentine’s Day

Share, if you dare…What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase, Valentine’s Day? WOMEN: Chocolate! MEN: Oh shit. I know it sounds harsh. But I mince garlic and not words on my blog. Many women have high expectations … Continue reading

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Butternut squash risotto for my wife

Share, if you dare…It’s Craig. Mona’s husband. I want to show you something about how to setup a home dinner date, that’ll also show you how this blog works. I cook for my wife every week. Risotto is one of my wife’s … Continue reading

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