Category Archives: Vegetable

Stupidly Simple Salad

You know the old trope, “write what you know”.  And most of the time, the things closest to you are too close to notice.  There are those things that you do and see every day, and you’re too familiar with them to even notice what they are anymore, let alone that they might be special […]

Spicy Kale Sauté with Cashew Butter

In my line of work, I always seem to have random bits and bobs knocking around in my fridge.  It’s half a chile here, a wedge of onion there, sometimes a handful of chopped kale.  Dinner, therefore, mostly ends up being a rough jumble of ingredients tossed together on a sauté pan and a prayer.  […]

Fennel and Beet Relish, with Salmon

My oh my, I haven’t given you all a recipe in ages, have I?  Poor darlings, here you go. Over dinner the other night, I helped a dear friend brainstorm ideas for her family’s Christmas feast.  They planned on salmon, but needed ideas for something festive to dress it up.  Fennel immediately sprung to mind, […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Beets, Oranges, and Black Olives

Dinner, from the book I cannot stop using: Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi.  I must be sounding like a broken record, but that cookbook has majorly influenced the way I cook, both at home and for clients. This is his Beet, Orange, and Black Olive Salad (and I didn’t send you, but you can find the […]

Radish Kimchi Rice

Did everyone get their fill of Halloween candy? Oh, good. And now for something a little virtuous on All Saints’ Day, to help bring you down from the sugar high: radishes sautéed with brown butter and a spot of anchovy, tossed with kimchi, radish tops, and brown rice.  Top it all off with a luscious […]

Fall Cleaning

It’s well into October. The days are still sunny and edging on warm, but the nights are quickly cooling and coming on sooner.  Leaves are just starting to make brilliant yellow carpets to crunch under feet not yet in Winter boots.  Loose buttons on coats begin eyeballing me ruefully, threatening to finally jump ship this […]

Sichuan Pepper Tofu and Broccoli on Soba

I have a problem when it comes to following recipes.  Unless it’s a baked good, I appear to be almost entirely incapable of following those carefully-written instructions. Sometimes, it works quite well.  I tweak an ingredient (or four), and all is well in the end. But sometimes, my ego gets the best of me, and […]

Two Generous Salads

I don’t typically travel a heck of a lot.  Most of the time, you’ll find me within a five-mile radius of my kitchen. But tomorrow (Thursday), I’m jetting off to my hometown, New Orleans.  First I’ll be attending the International Food Blogger Conference (and if you’re going too, I’d love to meet up with you!).  After that, […]

Brown Rice Onigiri; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make My Lunch

I love cooking.  That’s probably quite apparent, what with the food blog and all; and it’s even more apparent when you consider that I cook for a living, too. So why, then, can I never be bothered to make myself lunch?  In the middle of the day, if it takes longer than about two minutes […]

Kimchi

Yes, I’ve posted about kimchi before.  But for all its ease, and as much as I enjoy that recipe, that was ersatz kimchi, whipped together in a few hours and not even fermented.  Horrors, I know. After a recent wedding in my boyfriend’s family, and the related chance to chat with his charming Korean cousin, […]