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Five Minute Photo Shoot: Tofu, Shiitake, and Spinach Soup with Soba Noodles

For a recent dinner: an ersatz pho, mostly following this recipe, using a boatload of shiitake, some soy-marinated tofu, spinach, and soba noodles on the bottom of the bowl.  Avocado garnish because avocado is mandatory. I used some broiler-charred onions to make the stock, which was a lovely touch.

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Linguine with Kitchen Sink Pesto

A busy-season dinner: linguine with a pesto made from whatever bits and bobs were hanging out in the fridge and pantry, topped with a generous dusting of well-crisped paprika breadcrumbs. Oh, and pecorino romano too.  Don’t forget the pecorino.

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Panko-Fried Eggs and Soldiers

A little post-election night breakfast while getting to work: fried eggs, arugula, and soldiers for dipping. I’ve taken to frying eggs over some toasted panko, an idea picked up from the Zuni Café cookbook.  Your eggs get all crunchy and amazing.  Couldn’t be easier, either: pan over medium-high heat, olive oil, panko, stir until just […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Leftovers

What do you do with a whole bunch of leftover roasted Delicata squash? 1.  Boil some long pasta.  Toss with chunks of roasted squash and leftover avocado sauce.  Top with wodges of goat cheese, ultra-toasted panko and pepitas, and leaves of Spicy Globe Basil.  Red wine. 2.  Sauté chopped Tuscan kale.  Add chunks of roasted […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: White Beans and Celery, Wheatberries and Tomatoes

Two dinners: 1.  Pan-seared white beans, celery, garlic, almonds, green onions, parsley, basil, chile in some format or another.  Ricotta and fresh-basil-infused olive oil.  Made after (but not exactly) this recipe from 101 Cookbooks. 2. Wheatberries, some gorgeous green (and almost purple) tomatoes, sautéed onion and anchovy, green onions, mint, parsley, feta.  Arugula.  Needed green hot […]

Recent Food

I made some food recently.  Maybe you’d like to see it? This was a smoked duck and soba noodle soup, made with an ultra-reduced rabbit and pork stock, and garnished with a heavy hand of cilantro and green onions.  AKA: stuff I had sitting around in the fridge (one of the perks of my job). […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Roasted Curry Cauliflower

Cauliflower roasted with curry, tossed with herbs.  Served with bread, salad, cheese, and wine.  A lovely Spring dinner.

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Garlic Kale with Preserved Lemon

Dinner the other night: Tuscan kale, sautéed with a boatload of garlic, red pepper flakes, and minced preserved Meyer lemon.  I tossed in some ultra-concentrated smoked turkey stock (see these headnotes for more info) to help it wilt down.  All topped with a tiny mountain of Parmesan.  I cannot get enough kale lately. There were […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Quinoa Sushi

Last night’s dinner: maki filled with Gulf shrimp, avocado, water chestnut, green onion, and Serrano pepper.  Because, you know, Wednesday. Also, did you know you can make sushi with quinoa instead of rice?  Cook some quinoa, purée half, mix it all together, and voilà!, sticky quinoa.  Thanks, Heston Blumenthal!  I used a combo of red […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: King Cake

Mardi Gras was on Tuesday, y’all!  And my most wonderful parents sent us a king cake! It’s hard to take a good photo of a garishly-colored pastry in a plastic bag, but I tried anyway. Those pieces up there looked a little lonely, so we gave them some companionship. Much better.