Appetizer Recipes

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds: Three Ways

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds: Three Ways

Toasted pumpkin seeds are the tiny, edible trophies you get for carving pumpkins. There are a couple of tricks to roasting perfect pumpkin seeds.

Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps

Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps

Ginger and garlic tempeh rice, folded into lime-spiked lettuce wraps with lots of herbs, cucumber, and carrots. A one-pan meal that comes together in no time!

A Big List of Things You Could Be Putting on Toast, Crackers, or Rice Cakes

A Big List of Things You Could Be Putting on Toast, Crackers, or Rice Cakes

Some nutritious, flavor-packed spreads, slathers, and toppings for anything flat and relatively crispy.

This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

Imagine guacamole topped with fragrant, Indian-spiced onions and garlic, green chiles, and mustard seeds. It's great with chips, toasted naan, or toasted pita.

Green Chile Whipped Goat Cheese

Green Chile Whipped Goat Cheese

This is the recipe I was working on when Sarah Lonsdale came to visit for an interview for Remodelista. Whipped goat cheese is simply combined with flecks of sautéed garlic and green chile resulting in an easy spread that pairs perfectly with a long list of things.

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Seed Pâté

Seed Pâté

Make this seed pâté when you want something in your refrigerator that can easily assimilate into just about any snack or meal. The base is made of seeds that have been soaked for a stretch and then blended into a creamy, full-bodied puree. In this instance I've worked in fresh herbs and garlic, but it's not hard to imagine many different ways to approach the base. Finish seed pate with a bit of miso - for flavor, seasoning, and easy nutritional boost.

Red Lentil Dumplings

Red Lentil Dumplings

I have one more day in Hong Kong before flying back to San Francisco, and I thought I'd jot off a quick post for those of you who like to see what I pack to eat when I travel. Red lentil dumplings flared out with roasted cherry tomatoes, and a simple smoked paprika and garlic oil.

Turmeric Cashews

Turmeric Cashews

Turmeric Cashews tossed with cayenne, nori, and sesame. Inspired by The Good Gut written by Stanford researchers Justin and Erica Sonnenburg. Keep your microbiota happy.

Superfood Tapenade

Superfood Tapenade

A superfood tapenade of sorts - green olives, walnuts, and good olive oil boosted with anise, and a bit of the wheatgrass powder I sometimes add to drinks or dressings - crumbled nori would be a great substitute.

Beet Caviar

Beet Caviar

Inspired by a loaf of 100% einkorn bread passed to me by a friend (and the cookbook by Silvena Rowe I had in my bag at the time) - a beet caviar. Perfect for slathering - sweet earthiness of roasted beets accented with toasted walnuts, chives, dates, and a swirl of creme fraiche.

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