Chaval

Well, I made it to the end of my culinary tour of Portland, Maine! I was stuffed! Well, after this last meal at Chaval, I was stuffed. Chaval came recommended from some friendly barkeeps at The Press Hotel as well as several a blog. I was happy to try something new, that wasn’t on every…

Eventide Oyster Co.

Eventide is touted as one of those Portland “must-eats” by everything you read and anyone you may speak with, near or far. After some time in Copenhagen this summer where acclaimed restaurants failed to deliver on repeat. Maybe it was just the pricing, but the Danish experience made me a tad skeptical of major magazine…

Central Provisions

Eating my way around Fore Street over the course of a weekend was becoming my full-time job. My girlfriend who travels to Portland often for work insisted that I hit up her personal favorite, Central Provisions. She is small, but bossy so I had to listen and found myself there for an early lunch on…

Fore Street

Fore Street was hands down my favorite Portland dining experience. It comes with a pedigree of James Beard accolades and was once a top 50 best restos in the US by Gourmet magazine. Most importantly, Fore Street introduced me to Standard Bakery so how could it not be the creme de la creme? It’s hard…

Earth at Hidden Pond

For my only meal in Kennebunkport, I just HAD to try Earth at Hidden Pond which came highly recommend by about everyone.  Earth touts itself as “farm to fork” and grows many a plant on site – I can attest, as I walked by many during my grounds stroll. The food was fresh and creative….

The Tides Beach Club

After the longest, most exhausting conference of the year ends (and nearly a year in prep work!) I always need a massive escape for some R&R afterwards. Last year, somehow I hopped on 17 hours worth of flights, 22 hours with a layover in Taiwan and headed to Bali. This year, I rented a rather…

Super Model Project: Tangy Slaw

Ugh, you guys, I am still pawing through the new Chrissy Tiegan cookbook for non-rice, meaty, cheesy, crunchy bits in favor of….salad. That’s right, my second recipe from the newest Super Model bible was Chrissy’s Tangy (Herby) Slaw. I was kind of OK with it, since her Asian chicken salad was one of my go-to’s…

Super Model Project: Eggy Mozzarella Ham Cups

Honestly, this weekend was kind of shitty. One of the saving graces was the C.Tiegan new cookbook, ‘Cravings:  Hungry for More.’ While I’m dying to dive into some red curry or any of her coconut-centric recipes, I opted for some less rice-heavy items that could be prepped on Sunday for the week. First up, her…

ROYGBIV Salad

After a weekend of hurricane carboloading ( you know, for strength?) it was time to get back to veggies n’ thangs. I whipped up a big batch of a Thai inspired salad that was supposed to have a couple cups of quinoa mixed into it, but I can behave….sometimes. So all veg it is! Can…

Caramelized Zucchini Pizza

This “sayonara summer” recipe was so delicious, that I ended it up making it twice in one week. The first time was on a Saturday night, feeding some slightly intoxicated friends. I informed them that this was not drunk food, but they persisted and claimed it the best pizza ever. The next morning, upon eating…

Funk Food: Roasted Veg Quinoa Salad

You know what’s freaky? Quinoa. It’s like risotto with creepy tails. The sperm of the small pasta world. I never know what to make of it or what those tails really are. And don’t even get me started on the quinoa from hell, red quinoa. Racism is rampant in the superfood world and I don’t…

Constant Cravings

Just a friendly reminder that Chrissy’s new cookbook is out next week. Did I already buy one? Of course. Should you? Of course? Get ready for a bevvy of new Supermodel-icious cooking experiments. I assume, I’ll end looking just like her with a husband who adores me. Stay tuned.