Thai Noodle Soup

I love making food that I would happily pay tons of money for in a restaurant, and this fits that bill: flavorful, gorgeous, seems complicated (but isn’t). One day I’ll graduate to making my own curry paste, but for now, I just use store bought curry paste and it works like a dream. I use…

Broccoli Curry Pesto Bowls

We all have that extremely healthy-vegetable-obsessed–foodie-vegan friend. Sometimes when “that friend” comes over for dinner I feel vague anxiety about what I could make that would be satisfying for the vegan and me, the never-ever-ever-vegan. I’m pleased to tell you that this delightful bowl of goodness has transcended the “what I make for vegans” category…

Thai Lettuce Wraps

These are all my favorite flavors in one place. Fresh herbs: check. Crazy delicious salty sweet umami: check. Fresh lime: check. This was my first time making this super simplified version of thai “larb,” so I made a pork version and a chicken version to see which was better. Interestingly, they were both great and…

Tortilla(ish) Soup

This recipe’s name is a bit of a misnomer, because legit tortilla soup has actual tortilla strips in it. I’ve always found that to be more work than it’s worth, because really I just like eating this soup with tortilla chips on the side. This more-chili-like-chip-approach allows you to alternate between treating your soup like…

Miso Peanut Salmon Rice Bowls

I love a good rice bowl. I think half the recipes on this blog are rice bowls at this point. Well, here’s another one……..EXCEPT THIS ONE HAS SALMON. This is unexpectedly delicious, and just as flexible and adaptable as you need it to be, with whatever suits your fancy. Would make good leftover lunches as…

“The Stew”

Have you heard of “The Stew” yet? If you are at all like me and your social media consumption is 95% food porn, then you probably have seen this viral phenomenon. Seriously, for a few months this winter, it was like everyone, everywhere, all at once, was obsessed with this single bowl of goodness. I…

Poke Bowls

Raw fish raw fish raw fish. If you could live inside my head when I’m day dreaming that’s all you would hear. On repeat. Poke bowls are the greatest trend of the 21st century as far as I’m concerned. So being able to make them at home exactly the way I want them (and none…

Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

I thank the universe every day for giving us Yotam Ottolenghi, the originator of this recipe from his cookbook Jerusalem. These little balls of joy are an absolutely go-to for me for everything from dinner parties to regular old weeknight meals. They are great the night you  make them, and they are great for several…

Cranberry Pistachio Salsa with Goat Cheese

A dear family friend in Texas made this dish a few years ago, and my reaction to it was so disproportionately huge and effusive that she (being an extremely classy and thoughtful woman) promptly mailed me a copy of the cookbook it came from. This dish would be a festive and impressive crowd pleasing appetizer…

Good Luck Black Eyed Peas

I grew up with Hoppin’ John as a New Years food: black eyed peas, ham hock, onion, celery, a few spices. Eating black eyed peas on New Years to bring good luck is a Southern tradition that my supremely superstitious Yankee mother felt strongly about, and so we ate it every year. Unfortunately, I HATED…