Posts Tagged: Sam

Add Potato Pancakes and Kale to Your Thanksgiving Feast

Add Potato Pancakes and Kale to Your Thanksgiving Feast

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For lovers of food-centric holidays and holy days, this November is extra special. For the first time in nearly 100 years, and the last time for 70,000 years,  the dates of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincide. What does this mean? More food to eat, and more things to be thankful for! Along…
How to Be a Stellar Couch Guest

How to Be a Stellar Couch Guest

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about being a young adult without major commitments (marriage, career, mortgage, school, etc.) is your ability to travel. Take advantage while you can! Travel is without a doubt much more expensive than it was in the time of the beat poets or the era of Parisian bohemians, but staying with…
Sam’s Fall Sausage and Lentil Stew

Sam’s Fall Sausage and Lentil Stew

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
To celebrate the first day of autumn, embrace the warm, earthy flavors of the fall and share with your friends this easy, comforting meal. Sausage and Lentil Stew with Acorn Squash and Kale Serves 6 2 pounds, green lentils, dry 1 1/2 pounds, sweet Italian sausage links, whole 1 each, large yellow onion, sliced 1/8”…
Sam’s 5 Pro Tips To Make You A Better Cook

Sam’s 5 Pro Tips To Make You A Better Cook

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ask yourself: Does cooking seem like too much of a hassle? Do you think of dinner as an event that requires hours of tedious preparation? Do you not cook because the food you make just isn’t very tasty? Do you wait until your chef friends come around to suggest a group dinner? Well, the latter…
Sam’s Tips About Moving Abroad

Sam’s Tips About Moving Abroad

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For years I fantasized about picking up and shipping off across the sea to Europe; a one way ticket and an unforgettable experience. People would ask me, “Where do you want to go after (culinary) school?” “To Spain!” I would reply. This all started years ago before ever going to the Culinary Institute of America.…
Homemade Peach Pie 101

Homemade Peach Pie 101

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Talk to anyone over 50, and they will likely tell you (depending on where they were raised) that “neighbors” aren’t what they used to be. Growing up in the 50s and 60s, my mother and father knew their neighbors because they were all part of a community. These days, you could live in a house…
Sam’s Simple Spanish Picnic

Sam’s Simple Spanish Picnic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the summer weather and city-wide events have begun to take full effect in NYC (as well as in my current local of Barcelona, Spain!), the sun, music, outdoor film showings, and plush green grass are far too inviting to spend your evenings indoors. For that matter, summer is a time where it feels like…
Beat the Cold with Sam’s Five Onion Soup

Beat the Cold with Sam’s Five Onion Soup

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the winter weather closing in, soup sales are up and salad sales are down at the on-campus restaurants here are the Culinary Institute of America. Nothing is better on a cold day than a hearty, heart-warming bowl of homemade soup! The best thing about making soup at home is that you can use leftover…
Sam’s Halloween Party 101

Sam’s Halloween Party 101

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, it’s almost Halloween; the holiday that once meant cruising your neighborhood with a pillowcase full of candy and that now, at least for me and my friends, means a party; dressing up, having drinks, and letting loose! In my opinion, a successful party doesn’t have to have extensive decorations, elaborate menus, expensive drinks, or an…
Signature Vegetarian Dish: Stir-fried Eggplant and Tofu with Glass Noodles

Signature Vegetarian Dish: Stir-fried Eggplant and Tofu with Glass Noodles

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A few weeks ago I blogged about having a first apartment signature dish and included a recipe for a simple steak dinner.  Now it’s vegeterians’ turn to learn an Asian-flavored stir-fry. One of the most challenging things when cooking a vegetarian meal is creating something that has substance–something satisfying and at least somewhat protein-rich. There are several ingredients…