I love LEVAIN Bakery. They are my rare treat and I've always wanted to try to make these "world famous, deliciously decadent cookies" on my own. They were my post-marathon indulgence (I ate 4 - oatmeal chip, dark chocolate cookie, chocolate walnut and peanut butter) literally in one day. I love these so much I don't trust myself to even go to their newest location mere blocks away on the Upper East Side. So I made them myself. I'll keep working on the recipe, but they came out prettyyy fine. Next up: Levain's Oatmeal Chip.
I have no comment except that this is f*cking delicious.
Another made up recipe incorporating my favorite Fly by Jing Sichuan chili crisp. I've never actually cooked with artichoke hearts so it was fun to test things out. I don't often cook meat at home, and these served as a hearty, filling plant-based side dish. Did you know they are packed with fiber and protein?
I'm not usually into heavy "salads" laden with mayo or dense dressings, but every once in a while I get the craving and end up buying a Waldorf chicken salad at Agata & Valentina (my favorite grocery store on the Upper East Side). There's something about the savory-meets-sweet combination of chicken with grapes and walnuts that made me want to make a version of it - my way - at home.
Try the resulting combo.