Showing posts from May 15, 2011

Summer Squash with Lime and Hot Sauce!

I just finished a run today and was starving. When I got home, and looked in the fridge it was a sad sight. There was nothing in there of any worth. Some herbs, and one squash. That was it. I mean there were some other scattered things, but nothing that I could really make a meal out of. I looked in the cabinets and there was some pasta, and pistachios. I wanted neither of those. Looked like my lunch was going to be a protein shake. I actually liked it, but it isn't my idea of a good time. I want to chew my meals if you know what I mean. So my next thought was that I needed to get to work soon, and would need to bring food with me for dinner. I guess it's going to be that one Summer Squash! I figured I would doctor it up and just deal with it. So I pulled it out of the fridge along with some basil, parsley, and dried chives from the spice cabinet. On further thought I decided I wanted a little heat too so I took out the Cholula ! What happened was magic!!! I mean, I w

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

     When I was running Gotham Lunch last year, once the summer came the need for light and low carb lunches came into demand.      One thing that sold every time was the Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps that I made at least once a week.It's a crisp, tangy, easy to make, and totally satisfying, all while staying perfectly on your summer diet.There is mayo in it, but that is easily modified to become even more figure friendly if you want. Best part is that this is something you can make Sunday and have ready for your lunch Monday at the office. Another great thing about this recipe is that it cost me about $20, and that is for about 3 servings. You will never get 3 lunches for $20 in NYC. Not a healthy ones at least!      First thing you need to do is bake your chicken breasts. I used boneless skinless breasts, but by all means use the breasts with skin and bones. Chances are you will end up with a more tender chicken. I couldn't find organic breasts on the bone, and it tr

Leek Spinach and Tomato Frittata

This weekend was Anthony, one of P2's closest friend's bachelor party. So while they were off to do what bachelors do, Kristen (the bride) and I had our own party! Ok... so drinks at Vynl in Hell's Kitchen and Saganaki at Uncle Nick's might not seem like a "party" per se, but to us its pretty close. If you do not know what Saganaki is, it is amazballs! Greek cheese, fried, and then doused in liquor and lit on fire! Then the fire is put out with lemon juice. It is sinful, delicious, and once you have it you can't stop from wanting it all the time. We actually ordered a second round! The picture to the right is our second serving being sent over. Just seeing it makes me want to hop into a cab and rush to Hell's Kitchen with a lighter and half a lemon! Anyway... So as we knew this weekend was our little slumber party, Kristen had emailed me a recipe from WebMD   that she thought might be nice to make for brunch the morning after. It looked great s