Four Gent’s Spice Rubs

Four gents. Four spice rub recipes. All outstanding.

John’s Zesty Chicken Spice Rub

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Pinch onion powder
Pinch garlic powder

In a small mortar and pestle, mix all the dry ingredients. Grind until combined, then add enough extra virgin … Read more

Mediterranean Parsley Salad

I happened to buy some tabouli at my local co-op and got, instead, something with all the expected ingredients *except* bulgar. But this turned out to be a delicious mistake. Behold, Mediterranean parsley salad—cool, incredibly refreshing, delicious.

Mediterranean Parsley Salad

1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
1 cucumber, very finely chopped
2-3 bunches parsley, part of the stems removed, Read more

Baked Sicilian Halibut

Based on a recipe in the NY Times Food Section, this dish comes together easily, yet is elegant enough for special occasions.

Baked Sicilian Halibut
Serves 2

2 (6-8-ounce) halibut fillets, preferably at least 1-inch thick
1 ½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, more to taste
Sea salt
1 teaspoon ground Aleppo chili pepper
Alternative: Mix 4 parts sweet paprika
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Fish & Shrimp Stew

This is a seafood stew loosely-based on Cioppino. The fragrance of fennel, saffron, and fish is intoxicating.

Fish & Shrimp Stew
3 servings = 408 calories, 18g carbs / 4 servings = 307 calories, 13g carbs

3-5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 a large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup sliced fennel (or 1 stalk celery + Read more

Summer Bean and Vegetable Salad

Filling, fresh, delicious—perfect for a summer afternoon.

Since I have a tricky relationship with food—I tend to think in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’, then I binge in reaction to all that guilt-inducing bs—I recently joined Noom, a program that aims to change people’s eating habits for life. There’s an app with a lot of cheerful daily psychological support and
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Instant Chocolate Pudding

Here’s my current favorite quickie dessert. I call it ‘chocolate pudding’ for lack of something more creative. It’s yummy and low-everything (calorie, carbs, fat), and tastes super chocolate-y, sort of in the chocolate soufflé neighborhood. ❤️

Instant Chocolate Pudding
One Serving // 86 calories, 6 net grams carbs, 1 gram fat

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa … Read more