A Vibrant Beet Caviar

I’m lucky to be the occasional recipient of Josey Baker experimentations. The other day Josey handed me a still-hot loaf of 100% einkorn bread – substantial, fragrant, a dark brown crumb with a craggy top-crust. It smelled like a great brewery – all malt, and grain, and warmth. And it begged to be treated right. … Read moreA Vibrant Beet Caviar

Glissade Chocolate Pudding

I’ve done chocolate pudding many, many ways over the years. And it’s nearly always good. But from this day forward if you come to my house for dinner, and I decide chocolate pudding might be a nice finish to the meal, this is the recipe I’ll be using. It’s from a whimsical, illustrated French children’s … Read moreGlissade Chocolate Pudding

Five Crazy Good Chocolate Recipes

I could do a list of twenty chocolate recipes here, but why mess around? Valentine’s Day is this week, and less is often more with chocolate, so let’s lock it down to an all-star list of five crazy good chocolate recipes. 1. Chocolate Puddle Cookies – A cookie I encountered while visiting Portland, Oregon years ago. It’s … Read moreFive Crazy Good Chocolate Recipes

A California Panzanella

This is a wildcard panzanella. And it is very Northern California inspired. I first featured a grilled version of it in Super Natural Cooking after enjoying a quirky sandwich while driving up the California coast to a spot near Anchor Bay. The sandwich was a mix of oven-roasted tomatoes, peanut butter dressing, grilled tofu, and … Read moreA California Panzanella

Make Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd’s Pie

This recipe uses a number of my favorite techniques: mashing, slathering, and drizzling. Imagine a Shepherd’s pie meeting the flavors of an Indian samosa. That’s where we’re headed. Shepherd’s pies are typically lamb or meat based, but this is a veg-friendly version. The Process Here’s how this shepherd’s pie comes together. It’s pretty straight-forward. You … Read moreMake Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd’s Pie

This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

This post was originally published on this siteI’m all for a straight-ahead, no-fuss, guacamole. Nine times out of ten, that’s how I approach it. Let the avocado shine. Don’t distract with tomatoes, or pomegranate seeds, or too much lemon, or too much lime. I wrote some thoughts about guacamole basics here. That tenth occasion? I’ll … Read moreThis is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

Magic Sauce

I call this my magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It’s magic like that. Technically, it’s a riff on a chimichurri sauce – one that veered off the rails in a big way. Much tweaking has rendered it a distant second cousin. If that. In fact, the … Read moreMagic Sauce

Instant Pot Dynamite Cold Tonic

If you need to jolt a cold out of your body with brute force, you might consider starting here. This head-clearing, sniffle-blasting cold tonic is the color of Tang, with flavor like a stick of ginger dynamite. It’s a nuclear version of the Honey-Turmeric Tonic in the Coco Morante Essential Instant Pot Cookbook – hydrating, … Read moreInstant Pot Dynamite Cold Tonic

Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is one of my signature breakfast and brunch moves, for all the typical reasons. Make ahead, check. Adaptable, check. Many five year olds love it, and most forty year olds too. Check, check. There are versions of it in my last two books, and I’m constantly riffing on the general concept based on … Read moreCoconut Baked Oatmeal

The Ultimate Vegan Nachos

Let’s do nachos today. I know the title says vegan nachos, but whether you’re vegan or not, when you need a nacho fix, this is how you should roll. At least once. Just to see if you like them. I mean, nachos are always a crowd pleaser, and this is no exception, I promise. Chances … Read moreThe Ultimate Vegan Nachos

Orange Pan-glazed Tempeh

This might be the best tempeh recipe I’ve highlighted to date. It features a simple ginger and garlic-spiked orange glaze that plays off the nutty, earthiness of pan-fried tempeh beautifully. Unlike many other tempeh recipes, there is no need for a long marinade time with this one, making it great for a last-minute weeknight meal. … Read moreOrange Pan-glazed Tempeh

Sunshine Pad Thai (Vegetarian)

Pad thai is nearly always a crowd-pleaser. It’s the sort of food that’s good, even when it’s bad. I mean, everyone loves a noodle-based stir-fry. Also, all the gluten-free people can get on board, because, rice noodles. Today’s pad thai recipe is the riff I’ve been making lately – combining a Thai heart and a … Read moreSunshine Pad Thai (Vegetarian)

Turmeric Soaked Chickpeas

This post was originally published on this siteRemember the turmeric-soaked turmeric noodles I used recently in this pad thai recipe? Well, these turmeric-soaked chickpeas build on that idea. I wanted to figure out a way to work turmeric into the chickpeas, and it was actually pretty straight-forward, thankfully. You can make them on the stovetop. … Read moreTurmeric Soaked Chickpeas

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I’m going to argue that this is the type of soup that needs to be made to order. While many soups and stews get more complex and enticing after a day or so in the refrigerator, I don’t find that to be true when it comes to soup of the broccoli variety. Am I alone … Read moreBroccoli Cheddar Soup

17 of the Easiest Dinners on 101 Cookbooks

This post was originally published on this siteA collection of the easiest dinners on 101 Cookbooks. These are some of my personal favorites – the ones that are super weeknight-friendly, with reasonable ingredient lists. And I’m pulling some long-time favorites from deep in the archives. I’ll update and add to it over time with bonus … Read more17 of the Easiest Dinners on 101 Cookbooks

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

This one is for semi-lazy nights when you still want to get something vibrant and seasonal on the table. All things green in a quick, weeknight pasta option. It’s feel-good food that won’t weigh you down. The ponzu dressing comes together in a flash, boosted with a good dose of garlic and a thread of … Read moreWeeknight Ponzu Pasta

Double Broccoli Quinoa

This post was originally published on this siteThis double broccoli quinoa bowl is a favorite of mine. And it’s quite simple. I cook up lots of broccoli, then puree half of it into a pesto. The other half is cut into little florets. Tossed with some quinoa, sliced avocado, and a drizzle of feisty chile … Read moreDouble Broccoli Quinoa