Pasta alla Norma

About This Recipe: Pasta alla Norma is one of my favorite pasta dishes because it’s fresh, healthy, and filling. It is very simple to make, and only really requires 3 main ingredients- pasta, eggplant, and tomatoes. You can use any type of tomatoes- I have made this with plum and beefsteak tomatoes, but would definitely … More Pasta alla Norma

Arroz con Pollo

About This Recipe: There is an amazing Peruvian restaurant in Long Island City called Jora that I used to love getting dinner at when I lived in Queens. My favorite main dish to get there by far was the arroz con pollo (with a mango pisco sour to wash it down with.) I’m not sure … More Arroz con Pollo

Spaghetti Bolognese

About This Recipe: Spaghetti bolognese is an uncomplicated, yet time intensive dish. It consists of everyday ingredients and techniques, but really needs to simmer away for at least two hours to achieve the depth and richness associated with a good bolognese. The red wine and milk give the meat and vegetables amazing flavor, and nearly … More Spaghetti Bolognese

Greek Orzo Salad

On a nice, sunny day, a colorful and light pasta salad is what I crave the most for lunch. Of course the classic macaroni salad is nostalgic of childhood summers, but all of the mayonnaise and sugar make it hard to justify as a meal. This Greek orzo salad is the perfect healthy pasta salad … More Greek Orzo Salad

Lomo Saltado

About This Recipe: One of my favorite eateries in Forest Hills is this little Peruvian restaurant called Pollo Inka. Pretty much every neighborhood in Queens has it’s own version of Pollo Inka that specializes in rotisserie chicken with amazing sides such as tostones and yuca fries, and some delicious Peruvian entrees. My go to order … More Lomo Saltado