Quick Recipes

Quick recipes often become my favorites. They are the ones I revisit most often, the ones that have a tendency to become staples. I’m a believer that just because a recipe comes together quickly, doesn’t mean it's less special or delicious.

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Shallot Vinaigrette

Shallot Vinaigrette

A bit of very belated Spring cleaning + a shallot vinaigrette made with rosé wine in place of vinegar.

Gin-marinated Olives

Gin-marinated Olives

Hot, gin-marinated olives. I used big, green Castelvetranos tossed with a mixture of gin and olive oil, big swatches of lemon peel, lots of herbs. Feta cubes were the finishing touch.

Miso Oat Porridge

Miso Oat Porridge

A simple bowl of toasted rolled oats finished with a bit of miso, then topped with a load of minced chives, walnuts, baby radishes, and a thread of cream. Also, a few snapshots from Los Angeles.

Yellow Wax Beans & Scallions

Yellow Wax Beans & Scallions

A quick sauté of yellow wax beans, golden almonds and pepitas, topped with threads of tiny micro scallions.

Saffron Raspberries

Saffron Raspberries

Beautiful raspberries tossed with saffron brown sugar, vanilla paste, olive oil, and toasted almonds.

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Salad Booster

Salad Booster

I often carry a small vial of this spiced kale and nori medley in my purse, refilling it every few days. Nutrient-dense and delicious, you use it as a healthful seasoning for salad, vegetables, stir-fries...

Mung Bean Hummus

Mung Bean Hummus

To get the smoothest, creamiest hummus using chickpeas, you have to peel them. For creamy hummus, without the extra effort, I use mung beans instead. They work beautifully. Top the hummus with shallot oil, fresh chives, and za'atar.

Red Fruit Salad

Red Fruit Salad

A seasonal fruit salad made with plump strawberries, sweet cherries, lemon zest, and coriander brown sugar. Plus a few photos from QUITOKEETO.

Steaming Vegetables

Steaming Vegetables

A reminder of just how good simple, steamed vegetables can be.

Cilantro Salad

Cilantro Salad

Perhaps the best salad I've had in the past year. And, unless you absolutely loathe cilantro, you must try it. Simply cilantro leaves and stems tossed with a simple shallot-forward soy sauce dressing, plus peanuts, and asparagus. So good.

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