The Fashionable Foodie

The Fashionable Foodie

Creating at the intersection of fashion and food.

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Duck Breast with Olives, Cherries, and Almonds

Duck Breast with Olives, Cherries, and Almonds

When Gretchen gets a craving, as she did last night when she proclaimed that she needed duck breast, I jump at the opportunity to run to the store and experiment. I immediately darted off to Wegmans knowing it’s the only local market that seems to […]

Hot Dog Banh Mi

Hot Dog Banh Mi

The classic Vietnamese Banh Mi and the classic American Hot Dog have a lot of similarities. They both often use ground meat of questionable origin, often include a pickled garnish, and are served on a long split bun. For fans of both sandwiches, many people […]

Maple Roasted Parsnips


This is fast becoming my new favorite side dish.  Amazing things happen when the maple syrup cooks down… it becomes sticky and almost candy like.  I urge you to try this dish tonight!  Parsnips are very inexpensive and who doesn’t have some maple syrup on hand?  (Pssst…. if you don’t, you can substitute with honey!)

  • 1 bag of parsnips
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400.

Peel and remove ends from parsnips.  Halve them length wise and cut into about 2″ chunks.  Toss them in a baking dish with maple syrup, salt and pepper.

Roast for about 30 minutes.

Remove, allow to cool (don’t burn your mouth because you can’t wait like me) and enjoy!

Cordon Who?

Sort of like a Cordon Bleu, only minus the cheese, and made with Italian ingredients instead of French.  Okay, so it’s nothing like a Cordon Bleu but it’s definitely delicious! 1 lb of scallopini style chicken breast (or, you can pound your own) 4 slices […]

Amrita Singh

Amrita plays with different metals and textures, incorporating gold, silver, wood, plastic and stones into her designs.   Her work includes a variety of beautiful rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets but bangles are what she’s really known for. There is something so satisfying about layering on tons […]

Apple Cauliflower Puree with Chevre


The secret here is the Honeycrisp apple.  The sweet, tartness of the apple combined with the earthiness of the caulfilower and the tangy goat cheese makes for one winning combination!

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, chopped into 2″ chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 oz Chevre

Preheat oven to 400.

Place apples and cauliflower on a large roasting pan and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper.  Roast for 30 minutes.

Place in food processor and pulse until it reaches a smooth consistency similar to mashed potatoes.  Add in chevre and pulse again to incorporate it into mixture.  Now devour!

90's Revival

Ah the 90’s …. Many a day was spent in my room, fueling my teenage angst by listening to bands like Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails or Rage Against the Machine and pouring over the latest issue of Sassy magazine (R.I.P.) My fashion choices mainly consisted of gross […]

Halibut with Pea Pesto

I recently acquired a lovely piece of Halibut (my favorite!)  from a dear friend’s Uncle.  He was sharing a story with James about how he caught a 98 lb – yes, you read that right – Halibut.  James jokingly said, “Don’t tell her (pointing to […]


While I”m loving all the menswear inspired pieces that are so hot right now, there’s just something so uniquely feminine about the look of lace.  This timeless material evokes glamour and elegance.  You don’t have to channel Madonna circa Like a Virgin, just add little lace touches in here and there and embrace your inner feminista!

Cheap Monday Lace Jean

Lna Lace Back ss tee Singer22

F21 Floral Lace Leggings

Rachel Leigh Lace Headband

Potato Crusted Chicken with Portobello Red Wine Reduction

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 cup instant mashed potatoes 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder salt and pepper 2 eggs 2 tbs butter 1 pack of baby bellas 1/2 white onion, sliced 1/2 cup Merlot (or your favorite red wine) 1 […]