Arugula Pecan Pesto

Arugula is a tricky beast. It’s got a bit of a sharp flavor that can be overwhelming. But if I find  some other element to mellow it out it can be really delicious. I made a fairly standard pesto using arugula instead of basil and pecans instead of pine nuts: 3 C arugula, packed 1-2 … Continue reading

Shrimp Etouffee

When I’m feeling crappy and stressed, sometimes I like to cook something slightly more involved. This is probably a little crazy, but having lots of stuff to keep track of and do with my hands is kind of mantra-like for me. And so yet again I profess my love for Emeril Lagasse and his recipes. … Continue reading