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Edible Flowers

This post was originally published on this siteI like to use edible flowers – both fresh and dried – in my cooking. The fragrance, the color, the range of petal shapes – it all makes them irresistible to me. Spring… Continue Reading →

Simple Sautéed Zucchini

This post was originally published on this siteI saw a table at the market the other night groaning under the weight of a mountain of summer squash. Squash that looked like it wanted to avalanche its way into my basket…. Continue Reading →

Lime & Blistered Peanut Coleslaw

This post was originally published on this siteIf you ask me, a great coleslaw recipe is created with good knife skills and a short list of easy-to-find ingredients. Equal importance being placed on both ingredients and the cut of the… Continue Reading →

Brilliant Non-Alcoholic Cocktails Everyone Loves

This post was originally published on this siteNon-alcoholic cocktails don’t have to be a bummer. And, there are an increasing number of reasons to enjoy them over their boozy counterpoints. For example, if you’re pregnant, if you’re attempting to improve… Continue Reading →

Green Falafel Bowl

This post was originally published on this siteNo surprise, the cornerstone of this recipe is the golden-crusted, spinach falafel. If you look at the photo, you’ll see the pan-seared patties hanging out in the 5 o’clock position. They’re crusted, golden,… Continue Reading →

Favorites List (6.9.19)

This post was originally published on this siteHi all! Here’s a fresh list of links, recipes, reading, and watch-worthy gems for the week ahead. I’m working on a garden edition for the next one.  – Road Tripping with Diana Kennedy… Continue Reading →

Avocado Asparagus Tartine

This post was originally published on this siteLunch on Monday was pretty great, and dead simple. I smeared avocado across toasted, day-old slabs of sesame bread, and started by layering a bit of arugula on top. Added a few stalks… Continue Reading →

A Simple Asparagus Soup

This post was originally published on this siteIt is asparagus soup season. The markets here have shifted from yellow and orange orbs of citrus to banks of green asparagus, baskets of artichokes, bouquets of green garlic, and tiny favas the… Continue Reading →

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’ve ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn’t the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto from a real… Continue Reading →

Rhubarb & Rosewater Syrup

This post was originally published on this siteThis, my friends, is how you want to use that rhubarb you’ve been seeing at the market lately. It’s a syrup, sure, but I’d venture to guess it’s a syrup unlike any you’ve… Continue Reading →

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

This post was originally published on this siteYou all know by now how much I love a rustic, family-style dessert. And really, the list of desserts that fit the bill better than a simple fruit crumble is short. For those… Continue Reading →

Favorites List (5.19.19)

This post was originally published on this siteA fresh list of links, recipes, reading, and watch-worthy gems for the week ahead. Enjoy! – Watching This: Street Food – the Jay Fai episode is gold. – Excited about: Heirloom, Single-Origin, 100%… Continue Reading →

15 Inspiring Spring Recipes

This post was originally published on this siteAsparagus, fava beans, and artichokes are the holy trinity of my springtime cooking. I’m always slightly crushed as citrus season phases out, but baby favas on everything makes up for it. Almost. Oh,… Continue Reading →

Roasted Strawberries

This post was originally published on this siteThis is a recipe I tucked into the final pages of a cookbook I wrote eight(!) years ago. You’d likely miss it if you skip the little recipes that tend to find their… Continue Reading →

Curried Tomato Tortellini Soup

This post was originally published on this siteI installed the Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen app on my phone last year, and it was a real eye opener for a few reasons. The app is actually just a simple checklist of… Continue Reading →

A Few Words on How to Cook Artichokes

This post was originally published on this siteThis is a primer on how to cook artichokes – if you’re going to invest the time into cooking artichokes, you want them to be fantastic. Spring is the time I tend to… Continue Reading →

Ten Turmeric Boosted Recipes + Giveway

This post was originally published on this siteTurmeric fans, this is for you.  I’m teaming up with @diasporaco for a GIVEAWAY of a year’s supply of my favorite turmeric. That’s FOUR jars of vibrant, potent, organically farmed, single-origin turmeric grown in… Continue Reading →

The Creamiest Vegan Soup (Cauliflower)

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’re looking to make a silky smooth, creamy vegan soup, today is your day. This gem caught my attention because it is quite different than most “creamy” vegan soups I come across…. Continue Reading →

Favorites List (3.24.19)

This post was originally published on this siteA fresh list of links, recipes, reading, and watch-worthy gems for the week ahead. Enjoy! – To Make: Folkloric Immunity Tonic (Andrea Gentl + CAP Beauty) – Let’s talk about eye health! (In… Continue Reading →

How To Make the Creamy, Toasted Coconut Milk of Your Dreams

This post was originally published on this siteLet me start by saying, if you already make your own nut milks at home, you have to try this. I mean – walk to your kitchen, turn the oven dial, and get… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Vegan Nachos

This post was originally published on this siteLet’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… Continue Reading →

Pie Crust Design, These Pie Crust Masters Show you How it’s Done

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s an art to creating a beautiful pie crust, and it doesn’t have to be intimidating. If you’re looking to move beyond a simple, basic crust this season, there are a host of… Continue Reading →

These Incredible Italian Grandmas Teach you to Make Pasta from Scratch

Pasta videos are one of my favorite things on the internet. To be specific, the making and shaping of pasta using traditional ingredients and methods. There are all sorts of videos out there, and pasta enthusiasts on all the different… Continue Reading →

Ten Weeknight Express Recipes eBook

This post was originally published on this siteHi all! I made a free ebook for anyone who signs up for the 101 Cookbooks newsletter. It’s a collection of favorite weeknight-friendly recipes, and by being on the mailing list, it’ll be… Continue Reading →

Most Popular Soup Recipes of 2018

No one loves a good soup or stew more than I do. That said, some soups get much more love than others when I post them here. Seeing as we’re deep in the heart of soup season, I thought I’d… Continue Reading →

Mushroom Scallion Tartine with Poblano Yogurt

I think of this as a sheet pan sandwich recipe. You roast a bunch of mushrooms and scallions in a hot oven as your main components. And you whip up a simple poblano yogurt while those are roasting. Pile everything… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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