S’mores Pizza

Last week two of my friends, Manny and Sam, came over to study math with me for the big math final the next day. Before they came, I made some pizza dough so that we could make pizza for lunch. After we ate the yummy pizza, we had some leftover dough and used it to make a S'mores Pizza for dessert. We had all the ingredients for it in the pantry so it was perfect! I have alway loved s'mores and consider pizza one of my favorite foods so I was excited to try this different ...

Grilled Romaine Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

For as long as I can remember, I have not been into salads. I would always go for the carbs instead of the salad any day of the week. But recently, I had been trying to eat healthier and I have started eating salads. While a slice of pizza with fries is way tastier, I just overall feel better after eating a bowl of salad. After adding in salads into my diet I have just felt more energetic and its overall helped my productivity. As a proud workaholic, I will do almost anything to increase my ...

The Teaneck Farmer’s Market

Today I took a trip to the local Farmer's Market! I live in and have grown up in a beautiful town called Teaneck. Teaneck is a large town just 15 minutes away from Manhattan located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It is a pretty quiet town with lots of parks and nice tree lined streets. We have a huge diverse Jewish community and I am lucky enough to live just a few blocks away from all the kosher restaurants located near and around West Englewood Avenue. I often walk down by ...

Garlic Rosemary Focaccia

If you watch my Instagram stories, then you know that every day I have a slice or two (or three or four..to be honest) of pizza from my school's insanely amazing cafeteria. Now, I don't mean to offend the cheese and sauce but my favorite part of the pizza is the definitely the crust. That is why focaccia is a new favorite of mine. It is basically pizza dough, without the sauce and cheese, drenched in olive oil olive and topped with garlic and rosemary. Now I know ...

Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa

I love this time of year when the weather is just right, the sun shining but still a cool breeze. It is the perfect time to eat some feel good food, outside with family and friends. That is why this recipe is perfect for this time of year. The versatility of the salmon allows this dish to be eaten hot or cold. You can serve it fresh off the pan or cold from a cooler at a picnic. Also, that the mix of the spicy salmon with the freshness from the salsa is what makes this recipe a ...

Tequila Lime Skirt Steak Tacos

Happy Taco Tuesday! To be totally honest with you, I don't need it to be Tuesday to eat tacos. I like tacos any day of the year and any time of the day. But it being Tuesday is another great excuse, so imma going with it! Aside from giving you a rocking taco recipe, I wanted to give you my views on the philosophy of a taco. I consider tacos one of my favorite foods so I've got a lot to say! I hope you enjoy reading it! In order to make a great taco, you need to have a good ...

Mango Lassi

I'll be the first to admit that I am, kind of, addicted to Indian food. What can I say?!? It is my all-time favorite cuisine. When I am eating Indian food, I like it when it's so hot that I am practically sweating and my mouth feels as if it's engulfed in flames. After eating spicy Indian food, the best thing, in the world, to drink to cool your mouth down is an ice cold Mango Lassi. The genius people that cultivated the Indian cuisine also invented the perfect drink to ...

Mediterranean Dips Crudités Bar

For this year's Mothers Day, I wanted to elevate our family's typical mothers day brunch with this beautiful Mediterranean Crudités Bar. A lot of people are intimated by making their own crudités bar. Sure, there are many components in a nice crudités bar, but all you need to make one is a bunch of vegetables and some killer dips. It also helps to have a variety of types of vegetables with all different colors and shapes. You can totally go with just the classics like ...

Salsa De Molcajete

Ever since I have been cooking my two culinary idols were Guy Fieri and Marcela Valladolid. They are the people that inspired be to get in the kitchen and start cooking. They also taught be to be proud of my cooking.  I learned from them that I should not be embarrassed and that cooking really is cool.  I have been fortunate enough to have met both of my culinary idols. I met Marcela a few years ago on the set of "The Kitchen". It is filmed not far from where I live so my ...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes

Today is my 15th birthday! Wow...time has really flown. I am so grateful for everything that has happened this year. This was definitely the best year yet. Some of the highlights of this year were, meeting Lilly Singh, making cooking videos with Jamie Geller, working for Susie Fishbein, being hired as a professional food photographer, having a recipe of mine in a published cookbook, winning a trip to Orlando for my family from a box of cereal and much much more.  I am sure ...

Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas

Today on the blog I am sharing a new "one-pot" dinner recipe. This Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas recipe is my current favorite. It is packed with flavor from the Mina Harissa that I used. It is such an easy weeknight dinner to make. To start, you sear the chicken thighs to get the skin nice and crispy, remove the chicken then saute some onions and garlic. Next, you add in some tomato paste, the Mina Harissa, chicken broth, chickpeas, and the chicken. Finally, you pop it in the ...

Mini Balsamic Strawberry Pavlovas

These Pavlovas have got my name written ALL over them! Hands down, pavlovas are my all time favorite dessert to eat on Passover.  They almost make up for how much I miss chocolate chip cookies. Speaking of chocolate chip cookies...I spend this week before the holiday stuffing my face with all the chocolate chip cookies that I can get my hands on. Being the cookieholic, that I am, I can barely go the eight days without my cookies. The struggle is real!  I am not 100% ...