Tag Archives: quinoa

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 […]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans, and Preserved Lemon

Man, who doesn’t like a big ol’ bowl of roasted Brussels sprouts? If you don’t, I suspect you haven’t had them prepared correctly.  And while it’s tempting to treat Brussels sprouts like any other vegetable when roasting, the usual “toss ’em in olive oil, add salt and pepper, roast at 400º F” business doesn’t really […]

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 […]

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, […]