Seared Tuna and Avocado Burgers

A twist on the classic lobster roll, these seared tuna salad burgers are easy to pull together and perfect for summer nights. Make sure your tuna is fresh- it shouldn’t be brown and instead, a bright red. Specks of white are okay, and a little black is too. I did the unimaginable and actually purchasedContinue reading “Seared Tuna and Avocado Burgers”

Pistachio Pesto Flatbread

What it is: Pistachio Pesto Flatbread Where is it: Garces Trading Company, Philadelphia, PA Price: $10 What’s in it: Thin cracker-y flatbread with pistachio pesto and mozzarella, topped with arugula and (who would have guessed?) horseradish Why you need it: you can choose between vegetarian pizza dough or dough made with duck fat. The vegetarian dough is perhaps too matzo-like butContinue reading “Pistachio Pesto Flatbread”

Grilled Swordfish Kebab Salad

What it is: Grilled Swordfish Kebab Salad [Special] Where is it: Rapscallion Table + Tap, Acton, MA Price: $11 What’s in it: Grilled swordfish kebab with red pepper and onion over mixed greens, with a vinaigrette, blood oranges, and pine nuts Why you need it: the portions are spot on and this was perfect for lunch. The fish wasContinue reading “Grilled Swordfish Kebab Salad”

D&N Have Exact Change Sandwich

What it is: D&N Have Exact Change Sandwich Where is it: Hi Rise Bakery, Cambridge, MA Price: $10 What’s in it: Avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, roasted tomatoes, arugula, smoked serrano mayo, on sourdough Why you need it: this is heaven in sandwich form, though frankly any sandwich sounds good at this joint. The smoked serrano mayo is what brings thisContinue reading “D&N Have Exact Change Sandwich”

Reflections on Running [Part 1]

Nearly two years ago, I had a dangerously close call at the Boston Marathon. People who I hadn’t spoken to in years came out of the woodwork, wondering if I was okay. My professors called, saying they alerted the deans that I was running and “would you just call us back?” My heart shudders when IContinue reading “Reflections on Running [Part 1]”

Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here–life took over for a bit. Don’t worry, I’ve still been cooking. In fact, I’ve written a few pieces for Daily Burn including my favorite White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini [recipe]: But for today, I’ll leave you with a fantastic muffin recipe that will knock your socksContinue reading “Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

Tuscan Orzo Salad

I’m happy to announce that I will be doing some writing for DailyBurn, a fitness start-up focused on helping you get to a better, stronger, healthier you. If you’re looking for a way to use up some of summer’s last bounty, check out this Tuscan Orzo Salad. Combining ripe tomatoes with fresh arugula and shavedContinue reading “Tuscan Orzo Salad”

Barb’s Cookies: The Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

I almost didn’t want to post this recipe, since it is such a treasured one. Here’s why: 18 years ago, my family moved into a new house. The neighbors across the street, Bob and Barb, brought over housewarming cookies. They were so delicious that we asked for the recipe. We’ve since given a batch ofContinue reading “Barb’s Cookies: The Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies”