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HJ
Brooklyn
I am a chef, wine professional, mother, wife and indie filmmaker.
Interests: music, film, food, wine, history, entertaining, culture, people.
Recent Activity
This recipe creates one of my favorite condiments: West Indian Pepper Sauce. Could not be easier! Many thanks to my wonderful guest, Margaret! Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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As you might guess from the title, today’s post is about McDonalds, and no, this mom's not loving it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of fries over the years, but as anyone who has visited SoGood.tv... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
I shot this a while back for an audition/contest (didn't get it) but never posted it because I have a similarly yummy recipe made with the now utterly unaffordable red snapper. I'm posting it now because I briefly touch on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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My primer on spices for Essence Magazine is on newstands now! I'm even in the Contributors box! Pick one up today! Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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Butter for pan 1 tablespoon orange zest 1/2 cup orange juice 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (0% or 2%) 3 large eggs 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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4 russet potatoes, about 3 pounds 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoon olive oil ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 1/3 cups plain Greek yogurt (0% or 2%) 2 tablespoons chopped chives salt and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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1 rye or whole wheat loaf of bread, cut into 2 ½ inch slices, 16 slices 2 slices nitrate-free bacon, minced 2 shallots, sliced, about ½ cup 3 ounces sliced mushrooms 2/3 cup Dannon Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt (0%)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
Forget the contest, I did not win but was included in the Oikos Dannon Cookbook which is nice. Best of all, the cake is really lovely. Easy and moist. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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The beautiful Lauren Hill! Yummy recipes including a romantic Steak with Red Wine Sauce just in time for Valentine's day. Here's my SoGood.tv version. Cheers! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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Love the Shrimp Fried Rice recipe from this issue. Here's my SoGood.tv version of the sausage and polenta. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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Just in time for summer, here are the Essence recipes for July. Do not miss the Orzo with Grilled Vegetables. Fabulous at a family cook out! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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This just might be my favorite month yet because I got to test and adapt recipes from the amazing Marcus Samuelsson. The best of the best is the Creamy Curry Soup. Delish! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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Tis the season to eat lighter! These recipes have tons of flavor without mad calories. Don't miss the Cajun Catfish! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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Butter beans! Can I tell you how long I searched for butter beans for this? Delicious, but elusive! Swap them for large lima beans. Great vegan meal, though. Don't miss the Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce! Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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The pick of this month's yummy food pages is definitely the Corn and Shrimp Soup. Easy and delicious! Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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Here are our April recipes. A very tasty issue: Seared Scallops, Dijon Broiled Lamb Chops and a Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie! Plus Denzel Washington is on the cover. Pick it up today! Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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This issue includes one of my all time favorites, Shrimp and Grits. A pleasure to test because then I get to eat it! Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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Our food pages feature a beautiful story from Bernice King, Dr. King's daughter. Also, the Pineapple Ginger Glazed Ham is lovely. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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This month in Essence I helped create the following menu: seafood and fennel stew, chicken marsala, beefy ziti, smokey two bean chili, and goat cheese pizza. Get a copy (November 2005) they are all yum! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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I've been helping produce Essence's Good Food Fast for a while now. I test and develop recipes for Jonell Nash, Essence's Food Editor. Can I mention I've noticed that Susan Taylor, Executive Editor and Founder, cooks many of the recipes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ
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As part of the Good Food Fast section, this month (March 2007) I tested five recipes: Seafood Stew, Acorn Squash and Mushroom Pilaf, Stir-Fry Orange beef, Turkey Potpie, and Penne Alla Vodka (the last a mainstay in our house). Delicious! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at SoGood.TV: Cooking With HJ