(Updated) Zucchini Bread

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini 1 cup canola oil 2  (generous) Tsp vanilla 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 3 cups of flour 1 Tsp salt 1 Tsp baking soda 1 Tsp baking powder 1 Tsp cinnamon 1/2 Tsp pumpkin pie spice 1/4 Tsp ground ginger 1/4 Tsp ground nutmeg   In a medium-sized…

Eat DC: Pappe

Pappe is relatively new to the 14th Street Restaurant scene in DC and boy, am I happy it has!  I love Indian food, and after Rasika, I felt like the “cool” Indian” restaurant options were sort of lacking.  Pappe is changing that.  The food is authentic, modern and delicious and the restaurant is fun and…

Eat DC: Maydan

Maydan is one of DC and the country’s hottest restaurants right now and it is no surprise why.  Located in the back of the Manhattan Laundry area of DC (think: W and 14th Street), Maydan’s entrance is pretty easy to miss.  In fact, while I was waiting for my friends to arrive, several people asked…

Kale & Zucchini Pasta

Ingredients 1 box of large macaroni pasta 2 medium-sized zucchinis; diced 2 large handfuls of curly kale (or any dark leafy green) 3 tbsp pesto sauce (premade or homemade) 1/2 cup mozzarella balls or chunks 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp of chili flakes Parmesan cheese for topping   Pasta In…

Eating Paris: Miznon

Miznon is easily one of my go-to places to eat in Paris.  When I make restaurant recommendations for my friends and family in Paris, this is the place they cannot miss. Owned by a Jewish Israeli family- Miznon is the perfect example of blending cultures.  Their menu is filled with classic French and Mediterranean dishes…

Eating Paris: Le Comptoir

Le Comptoir (9 Carrefour de l Odeon) is a Paris classic.  Loved by the late Anthony Bourdain, this unassuming bistro will blow your mind.  They don’t take reservations, but this place is absolutely worth the wait. Located in the bustling left bank of Paris in the Saint Germain neighborhood, Le Comptoir serves a combination of…