Coconut Curry Kabocha Squash Soup

IMG_3570Here’s a deliciously warming soup, easy enough to make on a weeknight after a long day at work. Super nutritious kabocha squash is simmered in coconut milk and spiced with garam masala along with some other good stuff. The result is a creamy and surprisingly filling soup, perfect for this sweater weather we’ve been having in Brooklyn.

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Shaved Mushroom and Fennel Salad

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If you ever find yourself in downtown Brooklyn, please do yourself a favor and do check out Gersi. It’s a cozy neighborhood restaurant that specializes in northern Italian fare. I’ll let you in on a secret: they have one of those idyllic little backyards that are secretly tucked away in nooks and crannies around south Brooklyn, perfect for summer nights and fair weather evenings.

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Healthy-ish Creamy Butternut Squash Rigatoni with Lemon and Arugula

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During the week, in order to keep my life from spinning out of control and maintain some semblance of routine and self-care, I’ll try my best to eat “healthy-ish”.

This is mainly done to counteract my weekends, which is an entirely different story thats often sang to the tune of laissez-faire indulgence and complete gluttony.

“Healthy-ish” to me used to mean eating take out sushi three times a week (what? Sushi is healthy…right?) After being continually shocked by my seamless bills month after month (those salmon rolls really add up), I’ve turned a leaf and have made a concerted to focus on nourishing myself through cooking and eating my own food.

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