Category Archives: Five Minute Photo Shoot

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Kale, Lentils, Hazelnuts, Manchego

I made a salad.  It was kale, these cool blond lentils I saw at the store, celery, red onion, hazelnuts, a mountain of manchego, and a spicy dressing of piri piri oil + hazelnut oil + sherry vinegar.

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Some Boring Salmon with Maybe the Best Carrots Ever

For dinner: coho salmon with oregano pesto breadcrumbs that aren’t browned enough.  Boring.  Alongside: Ottolenghi’s Spicy Carrot Salad, with couscous mixed in (regular and Israeli, because Ottolenghi). I finally broke down and bought myself Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest book, Jerusalem.  I got all starry-eyed over the first recipe I looked at: a recipe in the way, […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Bahn Mi

Lunch today: a bahn mi with pork and pâté, from a local place. Enjoyable, but just okay.  Not the best bahn mi ever.  But I don’t think there exists such a thing as a bad bahn mi. Hipster ketchup on the side.

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Arugula + Cherries, Peas + Orzo

Two recent dishes: first, a little salad of arugula, fresh cherries, and some fancy-pants blue cheese.  Lots of black pepper.  Looks like I served it with some soup or whatever. Such a lazy salad.  I couldn’t be bothered to pit the cherries, so I went full-lazy and left the stems on too. Second, orzo with […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Noodle Times

Two recent noodle dishes, very dissimilar in character: First, some Sesame Noodles with Chili and Scallion.  This is one of my new favorite recipes.  I added peas because, hey, peas.  Also appearing are soba noodles, because soba + sesame = luuurve. I’ve made this with shrimp added to the mix which is also luuurvely. Next […]

FIve Minute Photo Shoot: Deviled Avocado Pasta, Take Two

Remember the Deviled Avocado Pasta I made last year with some extra deviled egg yolks?  Because I sure do.  It looked a little something like this: Last year, it was more green.  I do not know why. This year, I made it twice; one time with soba noodles instead of traditional pasta.  So freakin’ good. […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: All Seafood, All The Time

Two recent dinners: linguine and smoked salmon in an ersatz alla vodka sauce.  I didn’t have onions or fish stock, but I did have the dregs left over from a huge batch of Pickled Shrimp.  That, reduced with some tomatoes, a heavy pour of vodka, and a splash of cream, made an incredible sauce. Then, […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Tofu, Soba, Shiitake, and Celery. I Think.

This was originally intended to be a proper post, with a recipe and errything. But turns out I don’t remember what the hell I put in this dish.  It’s clear there’s tofu, shiitake mushrooms, celery, and soba noodles.  Kinda looks like cabbage too.  Probably sesame oil and fish sauce.  Other than that, I haven’t a […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Slow-Scrambled Eggs and Bagels

A recent breakfast of eggs, slowly scrambled in leftover beef fat and butter, with Herbes de Provence mixed in.  Arugula with olive oil and smoked salt on the side.  Nothing better than really, really slowly scrambled eggs.  They’re flat-out creamy. These incredible bagels are from a new place in town.  They’re exactly the kind of […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Cabbage, Pasta, Hummus

Cabbage is a highly underrated vegetable.  It’s not glamorous or trendy.  And isn’t that strange to think about?  Vegetables being trendy?  But look at kale and Little Gem lettuce.  It happens. This is a decidedly glamorous presentation of cabbage: shaved thin, sautéed in bacon fat and olive oil with plenty of black pepper, tossed with […]