Tag Archives: cilantro

Dukkah-Spiced Carrot Sauté with Red Quinoa

I’ll be honest.  I don’t love cooked carrots.  They’re too often mushy and have that somehow sweet blandness that screams “overcooked”. But I’ve found that a quick toss in a hot sauté pan does something to carrots that I really enjoy.  They stay al dente in the middle, but soften enough so you’re not eating […]

Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Pepita-Cilantro Pesto

I’m deeply aware that the way I cook on a weeknight is a skosh more involved than the way most of America cooks.  One might even go so far as to call it convoluted.  Or even flat-out crazy.  Exhibit A.  Exhibit B.  Exhibit C. But I figure that, given my job, it’s justified.  It’s all […]

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, […]