Soba Noodles Beef Stir-Fry, Shiitake Mushrooms, Baby Bok Choy

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This week I attended a Q&A with Justin Rosenberg, the CEO of Honeygrow. Honeygrow is a Philadelphia-based fast-casual restaurant chain that offers stir-fries and salads. Justin came up with his concept while he was vegan, and most of his diet consisted of stir-fries. He realized that he could build a business around that dish and that people would surely line up for delicious take-out food they’d feel good eating. In other words, Honeygrow resembles an Asian spin on Chipotle‘s “healthier” and local take on Mexican food. Their motto is that they’re “Honestly Grown Locally,” which reflects a search for the best ingredients possible. Yet, the stores aren’t organized in the same way, and the customizing rather happens on handy tablets that face the open kitchen. Continue reading “Soba Noodles Beef Stir-Fry, Shiitake Mushrooms, Baby Bok Choy”

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Bento Inspired Lunch

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Note that I shall be back on a regular posting schedule now that I’m at school. Look for recipes on Fridays!

School is back in full speed and I’m already overwhelmed. It’s course selection period, which is when I have the most doubts about the future course of my semester. I always change my mind a few times before I settle for a final schedule that I’m perfectly happy with. During that “shopping period,” I have very little time to eat because I go to as many classes as possible, including over lunchtime. That got me thinking about strategies to keep eating healthy, homemade food even away from my kitchen. Since sandwiches can only be good for so long, I turned towards “bentos” (or Japanese lunch boxes). Continue reading “Bento Inspired Lunch”

Quattro-Mushrooms Risotto

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I don’t know about you, but we’re freezing here in Philly! I mean, quite literally, as ice puddles took over the streets. With the temperature dropping to new lows, nothing screams warmth and comfort like a big bowl of delicious mushroom risotto! I’m serious. I just got home from a long day of classes and as my fingers partly defrost (while typing these very words), the only thing that keeps me going is the delicious risotto-perfume emanating from my kitchen. And not just any kind of risotto, but a mushroom risotto to the power of 4! Continue reading “Quattro-Mushrooms Risotto”

One Sweet Potato, Three Meals: Warm Fall Salad with a Yogurt-Cider Dressing

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“Two words, eleven letters, say it and I’m yours”. S w e e t  P o t a t o.

There’s something so comforting about sweet potatoes. They never fail to brighten up a dish. The subtle sweetness and the richness they bring to the plate always hits the spot for me. I absolutely love to add some roasted cubes to any salad I make, or as a simple side dish. Continue reading “One Sweet Potato, Three Meals: Warm Fall Salad with a Yogurt-Cider Dressing”

Scrambled Eggs on Toast with Broccoli Rabe and Shiitake Mushrooms

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Simple is best. I’ve said it before, but that’s my kitchen-motto. This recipe is a perfect example of that idea. When you think about it, there not much that’s more simple than toast. Yet, however simple the base may be, you can make the tastiest toppings ever, and end up with a really sophisticated dish.

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