Kimchi Stew – The Perfect Winter Meal

Cincinnati is experiencing an unexpected cold snap this week. A few days ago, temperatures rose as high as seventy, leaving most folks around here to conclude that spring wasn’t far off. Now, lows are dropping into the teens, and snow flurries have been on and off for the past couple of days. Such fluctuation is…

A Day of Healthy Eating

On the whole, my wife and I are fairly healthy eaters. While we don’t diet, own gym memberships or jump on the bandwagon for hip new superfoods, we nevertheless remain conscious of what we consume. We do our best to eat a balanced, fulfilling diet, which is not only excellent for our overall well-being, but…

Marrakech Moroccan Cafe & Grill

My wife and I love debating our favorite restaurants in Cincinnati, and we enjoy discussing what single eatery best sums up the Queen City. One question we continually come back to – and one we’ve had to answer when friends and family come around – is what must-eat establishment makes the best go-to dining spot…

Two Hearty Winter Dishes

Winter has arrived in Cincinnati, and in the Ohio Valley, that means overcast days, long nights, snow, icy rain and plenty of windy Mid-Western cold. To stay warm and energized during the chilly season, my wife and I love to indulge in hearty and spicy dishes that stick to our ribs and tingle our taste…

Where’s The Beef?

Over the past couple of months, I’ve written several “Top Five” articles featuring my favorite recipes for vegetarian, chicken, pork and seafood dishes. One notable protein, however, has been omitted from my series: beef. Instead of bringing you “Top Five: Beef Dishes,” I want to take a moment to explain why my wife and I…

Top Five: Seafood Dishes

My wife and I absolutely love seafood, much more so, it seems, than our Mid-Western neighbors. Perhaps it’s the result of growing up in the South – where catfish, trout or shrimp come across a dinner plate on a weekly basis – or maybe it’s because we love the unique textures, flavors, colors and aromas…

Date Night Cincinnati

For the past few months, in addition to starting a new job as an employment service provider at Talbert House – a local non-profit – I’ve also become a contributor for Date Night Cincinnati. Touted as the Queen City’s “resource to plan a night out,” Date Night Cincinnati features restaurant reviews and information about local…

Lima Limon

On Friday, November 18, my wife and I journeyed South of the border to one of the top Hispanic restaurants in the greater Cincinnati area. Located in an unassuming strip mall in Florence, KY, Lima Limon offers authentic Peruvian cuisine, quite a rare find for the Queen City. Boasting an expansive menu with unique eats,…

Top Five: Pork Dishes

For the third installment of my “Top Five” series, I wanted to highlight my favorite pork dishes. Usually, my wife and I stick to shoulder roasts and sausage when we cook pork, although occasionally we foray into different cuts, such as ribs. By primarily eating these two types of pork, we promote more of a…

Gilpin’s Steamed Grub

My wife and I almost always go out for dinner on Tuesday evening. There are never any crowds, it’s a great way to take a break from cooking and it allows us to disconnect from the start of another busy workweek. On Oct. 11, however, my wife was feeling under the weather, so instead of…

Brown-Bagging It

Although few people do it and despite its reputation of difficulty, packing one’s lunch boasts a host of benefits. On the one hand, it saves money, as always going out for lunch can really rack up the week’s expenses. On the other hand, it’s a healthier and quicker alternative to going out or merely snacking….

Top Five: Chicken Dishes (No Breasts Allowed)

My wife and I love cooking with chicken. It is an incredibly affordable and versatile protein, and it works well with almost any seasoning, cuisine and cooking method. As a result, we end up cooking at least one chicken dish every week – sometimes two – and even when we buy high-quality organic poultry from…