Sometimes, I just don’t have an appetite. I love food, I’ll go to the ends of the earth for a quality cup of coffee or really good dumplings, but sometimes, everything just makes me shrug. when that happens, I know there is one answer.
Hello! I made you a kale salad overflowing with pomegranate berries.
I know its been a year. a year of many weekends spent studying, candy for dinner, and a lot of bad take out. then summer came, I threw out my candy collection- yes, I had a collection! and joined a csa to force myself to return to cooking and baking. and it’s made me realize why I am into food in the first place and re-invigorated my love- for pie for breakfast topped with greek yogurt, late night milkshake inventions, and putting loads of lemon zest in everything. I want to share some of the summer gems before I descend back into a busier, less food-love-filled existence.
Pukk, one of my favorite restaurants for vegetarian Thai food in New York serves a divine “duck” salad. It has this potent spicy, sour, and sweet dressing offset with chewy cashews, crispy mock duck, and fresh bursts of pineapple. I am obsessed. Because it is on the other side of town from me, and even though it is potentially the best $5 you can spend in the city, I had to forage and figure how to make it for myself- so I can eat it, basically every day if necessary.