Sexy Bran Muffins

December 21, 2015

  By Nandini Ahuja It’s hard to imagine a sexy bran muffin. Can you picture your bran in a two-piece swimsuit, lounging on a Caribbean beach? Or in a slinky red dress at the bar? Or taking a body shot off a friendly stranger? At this point, you may be picturing your gran, but remember, I said bran, and it’s entirely your fault that you’re thinking about gran. Anyway, when…


Coconut Corn 10PM Soup

October 28, 2015

By Nandini Ahuja A few weekends ago, my parents were out of town, and I saw it as a golden opportunity to spend some time alone in the kitchen. I was planning to cook something straight from the random assortment of ingredients in the kitchen, a la Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off. Side note: I was a vegetarian by the time this movie came out and even so, that cereal-encrusted chicken…


Eat Like a Gilmore Girl: Rory Pancakes

September 30, 2015

Post by Nandini Ahuja Breakfast is fuel for the day. It’s the most important meal of the day. The most! This is something the Gilmore girls take very seriously if “fuel” means “sugar” and “day” means “one hour.” To pay homage to this wise daily Gilmore ritual, I made Rory Pancakes. Rory, the show’s quietly quippy lead, loves her daily pancakes at Luke’s full of chocolate chips and sugar. I…


Eat Like a Gilmore: Jalapeno Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese

September 14, 2015

By Nandini Ahuja Last night my left hand was in a bowl of milk. I left it in there for ten minutes while watching some Aziz Ansari standup and trying to ignore the sensation that my fingers were on fire. Before the milk, I had already doused them in mustard, coated them in Vaseline, and massaged them with yogurt and honey. No, I hadn’t burned my fingers in some horrific stovetop…


Eat Like a Gilmore Girl: Rocky Road Cookies

September 8, 2015

Season 1 Episode 8 “Love and War and Snow” About a year ago, I started rereading the Harry Potter series (for the thousandth time) and found myself shopping for more sweaters and blankets. A few years ago, I was more tolerant of the Kardashian clan than I am now and started filling in my already thick eyebrows with black pencil. I was also allowing a camera crew to follow me…


Restaurant Review: Malatesta Trattoria

August 12, 2015

My boyfriend, Aaron, came down from Toronto to New York City last weekend, arguably the hottest weekend of the summer. Those who have walked through NYC streets on 95 degree days know it feels like being trapped in former Mayor Bloomberg’s armpit for hours without relief. I didn’t want to subjugate him to this height of pain. Rather, we chose to camp out at home until the sun set (very…


Tofu and Chickpea Patties with Cucumber Mint Relish

Have you ever googled a random grouping of ingredients and hoped something delicious would turn up? Last week I did just that with tofu, chickpeas, and mint and found a recipe for Tofu and and Chickpea Patties with Cucumber Mint Relish, found on, originally from Oxmoor House. Everything about this dish is appealing to a greedy vegetarian like me. I want my meals hearty and flavorful, and I refuse…

July 13, 2015

True Confessions: Overrated Foods

I didn’t cook all weekend. I’ve been paying others to cook with my friends in Boston, and we’re all pretty content with our culinary choices, no matter how light our wallets feel. Since I didn’t cook at all last weekend, I have no wisdom to share with all of you about how much lime juice to squeeze on your noodles and how much turmeric to sprinkle on your potatoes. I…

June 25, 2015