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…

Banh Mi Bowls

This dish is a winner. As I’ve made clear, I love making meatballs. I especially love meatballs that have completely different flavor profiles than your run-of-the-mill italian variety, and this recipe is EVERYTHING I could ever hope for. As with everything we post here, pretty much all of this recipe is adaptable to whatever you…

Abel’s Famous Bloody Mary

I try to keep the long-winded origin stories on these recipes to a minimum, but sorry folks, this one is worth it. It all started on Thanksgiving day, four years ago. It was Abel’s and my first Thanksgiving together, and we were hosting a friends-giving at my house. I had told him that I love…

Pasta Primavera

My roommate for life has a thing for pasta primavera. To be honest, I’ve never totally understood it. Given a choice, I would order pretty much any other type of pasta dish, every time, hands down. BUT, I love him, so recently I thought I would try my hand at making it at home. I’m…

Lomi Salmon

Warning: this is the blog post you’ve been waiting for. This is the dish I would take to my desert island with me if I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life. Salmon lovers only read on. Lomi Salmon was taught to our dad by our Uncle Harry, who is Hawaiian….

Summer Salad with Nuts & Seeds

This salad was one of those rare culinary moments where I wasn’t sure what I was making the whole time and then it was fan-freakin-tastic. The kind of meal where my husband and I couldn’t speak to each other like civilized humans because we were just shoveling food into our mouths and grunting with appreciation….

Vegetarian Rice Bowls

This is magical meal is my happy place, my comfort food, my “it’s been a hard day” dinner. I have spent years making and improving upon this signature bowl of heaven, and the best part is, it’s infinitely adaptable and flexible to whatever you have the house. The only must-haves are rice, eggs, and some…