Kale and Bacon Baked Risotto

Kale and Bacon Baked Risotto

    I really enjoy risotto. But I do not make it because I just do not have the time and patience needed to stand and stir for 45 minutes while the arborio rice absorbs the stock. Nope, not this gal. But luckily, you can make a baked risotto that tastes really, really good. I […]

Orzo Salad with Fava Beans, Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

Orzo Salad with Fava Bean, Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

Everybody needs an easy pasta salad in their recipe repertoire. A salad that can be thrown together at the last minute using pantry staples that you have on hand. Melissa’s Produce has a line of steamed, ready to eat vegetables, which can be stored in your refrigerator for weeks before use. You can grab a […]

Ramen with Choy Sum and Pork

Ramen with Choy Sum and Pork

A big bowl of ramen is such a beautiful thing. I wax poetic, but really, how can you not love a bowl of chewy noodles, unctuous broth, healthy greens and succulent meat? Not to mention a soft boiled egg, which when opened oozes a golden yolk , the texture like that of smooth custard.   The […]

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers | Black Girl Chef's Whites

  There is so much more to ramen than the sodium laden noodles with dehydrated vegetable and seasoning packs.  Don’t get me wrong, those packets of Top Ramen got me through college, but my palate has since become more refined. Traditionally ramen noodles are served in a bowl of rich broth, with assorted accompaniments such […]

Lemon-Tarragon Tuna Melt with Provolone

Lemon-Tarragon Tuna Melt with Provolone | Black Girl Chef's Whites

  Once upon a time a chef entered a contest for the best grilled cheese sandwich. It was only a grilled cheese after all, how hard could it be to come up with the winning recipe? That is how I began my post about the Brie, Gorgonzola and Pork Loin Grilled Cheese recipe I developed for […]