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Here on Dish + Drink, we publish a good deal of stories relating to a meatless diet. Thanks to resident vegetarians and vegans, we’re all learning more about what it’s like to lead a plant-based lifestyle. While I am not part of this group, I do look to make more conscious decisions than many Americans.
Exactly one year ago, I reviewed Tisha’s Fine Dining in Cape May after having gone on an extended weekend trip to the tip of New Jersey. The restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Cape May on the Washington Street Mall, was just as busy this time as it was the last.
This dish is a rice stir fry, with ties to both standard stir fry and standard fried rice. So, if you’d like to turn this into a fried rice dish, you can do so easily by adding eggs and even some carrots or broccoli.
This recipe brings together garlic chili shrimp with lemon, goat cheese, zucchini, white mushrooms, and fresh egg pasta. Three kinds of pepper add another layer of flavor to this zesty and spicy dish.
Amanda's Restaurant in Hoboken, NJ boasts incredible reviews, an impressive menu, and a wonderful wine list, but it'll cost you a pretty penny (or two).
In the spirit of comfort food for Happiness Week, I thought today would be the perfect time to share an update on a classic: spaghetti and meatballs. This isn’t your grandmother’s spaghetti and meatballs, though, because this recipe calls for a combination of summer squash and zucchini noodles as well as ground turkey instead of ground beef.
This dish has all of the notes and flair of summer in Italy without having to spend too many moments outdoors in the sweltering weather. Fresh lemon, spinach, and rosemary meet in this pasta and grilled chicken dish alongside garlic, wine, and sauteed onion.
More from the summer salad series brings a Mexican-inspired dish. At the forefront of this salad is spicy grilled shrimp, which pairs with refreshing spinach, cucumber, avocado, and red peppers. Skip Chipotle tonight and make this instead.
This simple, summery grilled chicken recipe requires just seven household ingredients to make. Fresh rosemary joins together with lime juice, garlic, and pepper to create an aromatic and zesty dinner that is healthy and easy to move from outdoors to indoors if the weather isn’t cooperating.
This three cheese macaroni and cheese recipe also includes black pepper, bourbon, and soy milk. The bourbon and black pepper add a nice punch and kick, respectively, while the soy milk adds a sweetness that pairs well with the bourbon.
There's no grill necessary here to create an element of southwest summer barbecuing. It's the perfect meal to cook on a weeknight when there’s a heavy thunderstorm that prohibits outdoor cooking.
It has been quite a while since I ran a recipe that resembles something of a “garbage” dish. This one does just that and combines leftover shrimp and arugula with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and rigatoni.
Over the course of the past year or two, zucchini pasta, or “zoodles,” have become quite popular. Zoodles are spaghetti-shaped zucchini slices and are much lower in carbohydrates than actual spaghetti. There are several ways to make these, but the most simple is to use a spirelli.
Unfortunately, because halibut hails from the North Pacific, it can be rather difficult to find it at a reasonable price--or at all--in the Northeast. It's around right now and this recipe is light, with a subtle dry heat that it perfect for the warmer months.
This shrimp dish is full of flavor. It’s packed with a dry heat thanks to cayenne pepper, but it is also a bit sweet from loads of fresh tomatoes and herbal from parsley, oregano, and basil.
This grilled chicken recipe combines ginger, garlic, and mustard for a perfect Memorial Day Weekend dish. Say goodbye to boring, dry grilled chicken at the barbecues this holiday weekend.
Unfortunately, April showers are all too real, which means it isn’t always easy to make meals outside. This salad is perfect for springtime because it doesn’t require a grill, but you’ll still feel good about yourself eating salad for dinner.
Buckwheat, which we call kasha in my home, is amongst the healthiest grains. Up until recently, I had only eaten it in a traditional dish called kasha varnishkes (buckwheat, bowtie pasta, and usually onions), but have been looking for more healthy grains to adapt to my diet in versatile ways.
Champignon is a cafe located on Seventh Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Street in Manhattan. The Chelsea cafe is named after the champignon mushroom, a popular and widely-known ‘shroom, Champignon is just a quaint neighborhood spot that seems to fly comfortably under the radar.
Spatchocked, or butterflied, chicken is one of the best ways to grill a whole chicken without needing to put forth a terrible amount of effort. You’ll need to remove the backbone from the chicken (this is essentially all butterflying is) before you cook, but that’s all there is to it. This recipe is a bit different because it’s not only butterflied, but also bricked chicken with a citrusy, peppery gravy.
The owners of Ferraro’s Ristorante in Westfield, NJ recently opened Anna’s Ristorante in the nearby town of Summit, NJ. The popular Italian spot is located on Union Place directly next door to The Office Beer Bar & Grill.
In the spirit of continuing to share recipes that are even more health-focused than usual, Dish + Drink ventures into chicken paillard. This dish is heavy on leafy greens and includes a solid amount of lean protein, thanks to both spinach and chicken.
Offer up some self-serve dinner to your family and friends with this fun taco bar. Fresh guacamole and spicy salsas mixed with homemade pulled adobo-seasoned chicken make these tacos perfect for any time.
Oven-baked chicken is still in season.
Learn to make potato chips at home with just three ingredients.
Harlem's Pisticci serves up authentic Italian fare, great cocktails, and a whole lot of ambience.
A firsthand look into one of the hottest kitchen trends.
This soup is hearty, not carb-y.
Dish + Drink does Restaurant Week right.
This wintry dish is both light and hearty.
Fried chicken and champagne aren't Birds & Bubbles only strong suit.
This Italian-Sardinian spot owns up to its high ratings.
Cooking by yourself shouldn't be so daunting.
This lighter fare meal is full of flavor and low in fat.
Learn to make skirt steak and french fries in under one hour.
Egg, avocado, cheese, and spices come together in this homestyle sandwich.
This Peruvian spot is authentic, high quality, and down right superb.
Wine, oregano, and basil come together in this light Italian dish.
Mushrooms, zucchini, and chicken come together in this dinner recipe.
This wintry stew is filled with hearty vegetables as well as vitamins and protein.
This Peruvian-inspired dish is both spicy and zesty.
Escape to the coast with this summery recipe.
This easy, Mexican-inspired dish is great for lazy days.
This light, but spicy dish is a great alternative to heavy meat, especially during Fitness Week.
This sweet and savory chicken recipe is simple and perfect for making in larger quantities.
This ramen dish is spicy, savory, and even a little sweet all at once.
Whip up a batch of Cornish game hens this winter.
A simple lemon and garlic pasta dish goes a long way with a little bit of vegetables and sausage.

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