Kristina DeMichele

seared flank steak

How to Reverse Sear Flank Steak

Out of all the cuts of steak in the universe, flank steak is my favorite. This may very well be controversial, but hear me out. Flank steak is lean while still being pretty darn flavorful. The challenge with thinner cuts of steak like flank steak is that when you simply […]

veggie filled noodles and salmon

A 5-7 Day Flexitarian Meal Plan

The word “flexitarian” is a combination of “flexible” and “vegetarian.” A flexitarian diet allows someone to eat a mostly plant-based diet throughout the week, with a peppering of meat, poultry, and seafood dishes. ButcherBox offers several recipes that can serve as a meat-based dish or be vegetarian-modified. To make experimenting […]

mini hot dogs

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers – New Spins and Classic Recipes

Mini hot dogs, also known as “little smokies” or “lil’ smokies,” have been an appetizer staple for as long as I can remember. You can’t help but eat several of them however they’re prepared and plated. There are some tried and true recipes for mini hot dogs. But, you can […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Oregano Salt Rub

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Oregano Salt Rub

In May, I went to Pammy’s restaurant in Cambridge, MA to celebrate my birthday. Their menu at the time was prix fixe—any three dishes you want. One of them was a grilled pork chop that changed my perception of both how tender pork chops could be and how oregano can […]

grain bowl with vegetables like radishes, chickpeas, greens, avocado, and cauliflower

Grain Bowls Made Easy: Tips and Recipes to Try

Grain bowls are full of possibilities. You can make one anything you want it to be—sweet or savory, crunchy or soft, green or filled with the colors of the rainbow. And if you can’t decide, you can double staple ingredients to make a variety of grain bowls throughout the week. […]

roasted chicken, fennel, cranberries, figs, and quinoa in a bowl

Autumn Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Chicken

If you’re looking to tap into your favorite fall flavors, this grain bowl is sure to hit the spot. This recipe is filled with fall harvest ingredients like cranberries, figs, and fennel to give you those sweater weather vibes. However, don’t be afraid to customize it to your preferences by […]

roasted kale, carrots, chili mayo, and a fried egg over crispy rice in a bowl

Crispy Rice Bowl with Fried Egg, Vegetables, and Chili Mayo

Looking for a meal that you customize to your liking—or perhaps to your guests or family’s picky palates? We’ve got you covered with this crispy rice bowl. While this recipe features basmati rice and veggies, you can easily sub in your favorite ingredients and even add an additional protein like […]

steak tips on a plate with charred lemon halves

Lemon: The Secret Ingredient to Making Succulent Steak

Many food experts use lemon to marinate or tenderize steak prior to cooking. While they’re not wrong, you can also get a tender piece of steak by cooking it just right and adding a hint of lemon at the end. This simple cooking technique provides a salt-like punch that brings […]

pork wonton soup

How to Make the Most Comforting Pork Wonton Soup at Home

These days, we need to cultivate all the comfort we can at home. Spending time in the kitchen helps—especially when making nourishing and satiating soups. And while I love a good afternoon in the kitchen, sometimes I don’t feel like simmering soup on the stove for hours. That’s where wonton […]