Side Dish Recipes

Yellow Bean Salad

Yellow Bean Salad

A summer yellow bean salad with a green chile-spiked, cilantro-flecked, and coconut milk dressing, toasted pepitas, and (if you want to make a meal of it) pan-fried tofu.

Parmesan Celery Salad

Parmesan Celery Salad

A breezy summer-spirited lunch salad made with celery, beans, and Parmesan. And a glance at my attempt at organizing some of my pictures into albums.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

My favorite tomato salad this year - made with roasted and ripe tomatoes, capers, mozzarella, almonds, and chives.

Sunchoke and Cashew Stir-fry

Sunchoke and Cashew Stir-fry

A beautiful fried rice made with brown rice, egg, sunchokes, cashews, and basil when Grace Young came over for lunch last week.

Kale Market Salad

Kale Market Salad

There's a pizza restaurant in my neighborhood that makes amazing salads. This one, for example, had farro, kale, avocado, carrots, fennel and a creamy green garlic dressing.

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Nettle Pasta

Nettle Pasta

Nettles in a pasta with feta, sesame, almonds, and onion sprouts & a few pics from the Golden Gate bridge birthday fireworks.

Sprout Salad

Sprout Salad

One of the best salads I've made in a long time (mung bean sprouts, avocado, arugula, yogurt, almonds) & a look at the QUITOKEETO packaging.

Green Rice with Smoked Paprika

Green Rice with Smoked Paprika

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

Broccolini Salad

Broccolini Salad

Big bowl of green - broccolini tossed with big croutons, tons of scallion slices, mozzarella, toasted almonds, and a hit of serrano pepper.

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.

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