Side Dish Recipes

Pickled Turmeric Eggs

Pickled Turmeric Eggs

If you've got hard-boiled eggs and five extra minutes, you can make these beauties! They're the best. Hard-boiled eggs pickled in turmeric, shallot, and apple cider vinegar - beautiful, quick to make, and delicious.

Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad

Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad

A flavor-forward potato salad you can make a meal of - French lentils, sun-dried tomatoes, ginger, garlic, almonds, and basil. All together. In one beautiful roasted potato salad.

Roasted Tomato Salad

Roasted Tomato Salad

The next time you think of making a caprese salad, consider this instead. The special combination of both raw and roasted tomatoes, with bright harissa oil brings an element of the unexpected.

Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells

A stuffed shells recipe made with lemon zest and bright tomato sauce. Classic, with a hint of a twist. Everyone loves these.

Summer Melon Salad

Summer Melon Salad

A simple summer melon salad. Sweet chunks of melon combine with toasted almonds for crunch, serrano chiles and scallions counter the sweet, there's small dollops of crème fraîche, cilantro, and a wash of sake. A real summer refresher.

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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.

Caramelized Fennel on Herbed Polenta

Caramelized Fennel on Herbed Polenta

A creamy, herb-flecked polenta spiked with Pecorino, and topped with caramelized slabs of pan-seared fennel. A favorite recipe from Sarah Britton's beautiful My New Roots cookbook.

Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad

Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad

A peanut noodle salad recipe featuring soba noodles punctuated with spring onions, tofu, peanuts, and asparagus. Serve it up family-style on a platter at a potluck, party, or buffet - it holds up perfectly at room temp.

Asparagus Panzanella

Asparagus Panzanella

A simple asparagus panzanella - a quick, mustard buttermilk dressing accents good asparagus, alongside crusty shards of toasted bread, and a dusting of sesame seeds. Shred a hard boiled egg over the top and you've got an even more substantial meal.

Diana Henry's Uzbeki Carrots

Diana Henry's Uzbeki Carrots

The most interesting carrot recipe I've attempted in a long time - infused with fragrant spices like saffron, cumin, and cinnamon. Punctuated by dried fruit, savory from caramelized onions and tomatoes, with spots of fresh, green herbaceousness from mint, and chiles, and cilantro. Things just get increasingly delicious from there.

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