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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Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer

This is how I like to cook saag paneer - chopped spinach, golden-crusted paneer cheese, assertively spices, and finished with toasted sesame seeds and fresh lemon juice.

A Simple Tomato Soup

A Simple Tomato Soup

A simple tomato soup recipe inspired by a Melissa Clark recipe - pureed, warmly spiced, and perfect topped with everything from toasted almonds and herbs, to coconut cream or a poached egg.

Ginger Grapefruit Curd

Ginger Grapefruit Curd

A vibrant ginger grapefruit curd recipe & scans from my Marrakesh photographs.

Moroccan Mint Roasted Vegetables

Moroccan Mint Roasted Vegetables

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.

Toasted Four Grain Cereal

Toasted Four Grain Cereal

A hot, filling, wintertime DIY four-grain breakfast cereal that you can trick out with all sorts of different toppings.

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Oregano Brussels Sprouts

Oregano Brussels Sprouts

New year, new brussels sprouts recipe. This one pan-fried and then finished with a drizzle or oregano deliciousness, and toasted almond slices.

Gougères

Gougères

Gougères - I have these little cheese puffs in my freezer, ready to bake, nearly always. This version, a favorite, is made with whole wheat flour, sharp white cheddar cheese, fennel, and ale.

Super-eggy Scrambled Eggs

Super-eggy Scrambled Eggs

A slight twist makes these scrambled eggs extra special. I drizzled them with oregano pesto and served with a thick slab of toast.

Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts

Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts

I made these Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts as a snack to take for my long travel day to The Greenbrier for the annual Symposium for Professional Food Writers. Recipe & photos from my visit.

Tortilla Salad

Tortilla Salad

A tortilla salad made from all sorts of good stuff - heirloom beans, avocado, watermelon radish, and cauliflower. Electric colors, punchy dressing, fresh and filling.

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