mint recipes

Detoxifying Mint Tea
Detoxifying Mint Tea - December 29, 2013

A homemade blend of detoxifying mint tea - green tasting from mint and coriander, and fennel-sweet. It has layered peppery-ness from black peppercorn and freshly muddled ginger. I've been brewing this quite a bit lately, and took it in a thermos on our drive to Big Sur.

Persian Yogurt Soup
Persian Yogurt Soup - December 8, 2013

Traditional and tasty, this soup is a test of patience and restraint. If you're easily distracted, skip it. If you can mind a pot, stirring, singularly-focused, for a half hour, perhaps longer, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful, vegetarian version of the herbed, Persian yogurt soup, Ashe Mast.

Fresh Mint Chip Frozen Yogurt
Fresh Mint Chip Frozen Yogurt - August 1, 2012

A luscious fresh mint frozen yogurt recipe from the soon-to-be-released(!) Sprouted Kitchen cookbook.

Green Rice with Smoked Paprika
Green Rice with Smoked Paprika - May 15, 2012

The green rice recipe that got away from me - lots of spring produce, finished with smoked paprika and toasted pine nuts.

Moroccan Mint Roasted Vegetables
Moroccan Mint Roasted Vegetables - February 22, 2012

A few snapshots from my week in Marrakesh, Morocco + the recipe for a platter of roasted vegetables spiced with dried mint, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and a kiss of chile. So good with a dollop of salted yogurt and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.

Roasted Lemon Chutney
Roasted Lemon Chutney - October 27, 2011

A beautiful roasted lemon chutney from Molly Steven's new book & some Mendocino coast photos.

Pappardelle with Spiced Butter
Pappardelle with Spiced Butter - May 18, 2010

A recap of my Sunday, including a few portraits I shot, plus a top-notch pasta with spiced butter and asparagus inspired by a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi's new book.

Ginger-Poached Noodles
Ginger-Poached Noodles - April 19, 2009

Poached spinach noodles, tofu, and baby broccoli in ginger broth. Finished with a splash of soy sauce, mint, basil, lime juice and red pepper flakes. Quick, simple, and invigorating.

Asparagus Stir-Fry
Asparagus Stir-Fry - April 15, 2009

A favorite stir-fry recipe. Asparagus and tofu form the base, but it has quite a lot going on beyond that. You get a bite of tang from the lime, heat from the red chiles and fresh ginger, mint and basil cool things down, and a touch hoisin sauce gives you just enough sweetness to balance it all out.

Lentil Almond Stir-Fry
Lentil Almond Stir-Fry - January 3, 2009

A good cold-weather stir-fry recipe. Tiny potatoes, brussels sprout wedges, toasted almonds and lentils are served with a drizzle of mint and a bit of thinned-out, salted plain yogurt, and a sprinkling of chopped dates.

Yellow Split Pea Soup
Yellow Split Pea Soup - March 6, 2008

Healthy, beautifully textured, and colorful this split yellow pea soup makes for a terrific lunch. The yellow split pea soup base is topped with a tzatziki-inspired yogurt dollop, a touch of mint, a spoonful of finely chopped black olives, and a drizzle of olive oil.

A Beautiful Bulgar and Spinach Pilaf
A Beautiful Bulgar and Spinach Pilaf - June 3, 2007

A bejeweled platter of bulgur wheat,chili roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, spinach, and yogurt cheese. A perfect companion for grilled kabobs.

Moroccan Baby Carrot Salad
Moroccan Baby Carrot Salad - May 25, 2007

Carrots tossed in a honey-kissed orange dressing, punctuated by toasted pine nuts, black olives and a hint of cumin.

Curried Apple Couscous
Curried Apple Couscous - October 3, 2006

Couscous, apples, curry powder, butter, mint, toasted pine nuts and green onions are highlighted in this dynamic, colorful couscous recipe.

Dukkah
Dukkah - June 7, 2006

Great for dipping with olive oil, this dukkah recipe is a crumbly nut and spice blend typically associated with Egypt - hazelnuts, cariander seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, dried mint leaves, and salt.