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Curried Egg Salad on a Baguette with Pickled onions and Arugula

*This week I’m bringing one of my favorite recipes out of the archive since it seems so appropriate for this beautiful weather! These sandwiches pack well and will be a great lineup to your Spring picnic set-up.*   Picnics are one of my favorite parts of spring and summer, and an excellent way to get together with friends to enjoy great food, conversation, and nature. Even if your idea of nature is a walk through Central Park, this easy... Read More

Leftover Soup Ravioli

This week I am sharing a dish from a meal I had cooked previously. Recently, I made a cream of wild mushroom and bok choy soup. After eating it over a couple days, with a few ladles left, I decided to use my left over soup as the filling for fresh ravioli. I took the last of the soup, drained the excess liquid and was left with an easy, delicious and don’t mind if I say quite creative second life for an already great meal.  INGREDIENTS: -12... Read More

Chef Bueno’s Octopus Salad

An Interview with Chef Bueno of Rancho Pescadero + Octopus Salad Recipe       Where did you start cooking? And why.    My culinary adventure started in Mexico City when I was a kid. My family used to visit different restaurants on Sundays; for me that was a great school, even if I didn’t know yet that I wanted to become a Chef. I tried foods from a lot of different cultures: Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French (I had escargots... Read More

Glazed Baked Salmon

*This is part of my Bourne living series, which promotes healthy ways to eat while pregnant!*   Baked fish is such a quick meal, and it makes you feel like you’re really feeding your body with wholesome, nutritious food. Salmon is one of the healthiest animal-proteins you can eat, and is an amazing source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids,  and vitamins A, D, B, B6, and E. As if that weren’t enough the marinade for this recipe... Read More

Superbowl Sunday

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your football party menus! I was the Director of Business Development of a boutique catering company in the Meat Packing district for four years, and one of the most requested hors d’ouevres was, yup, pigs in a blanket. It didn’t matter if it was a fancy charity event or a fashion line launch — there is always a nostalgic hankering for these iconic finger foods. I... Read More