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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.

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.

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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.

Ginger Coconut Milk Soup

Ginger Coconut Milk Soup

I posted a picture of my lunch the other day, and a few of you requested specifics - it was a spring soup made with a ginger & shallot coconut milk broth, spring vegetables, served over egg noodles.

Buttermilk Asparagus Salad

Buttermilk Asparagus Salad

Simple side - asparagus tossed with a garlicky buttermilk dressing, perky radish sprouts, lots of fresh cilantro, and a handful of cooked posole.

Cold Soba Noodles

Cold Soba Noodles

Cold soba noodles with a big dollop of ginger-scallion paste for the flight to Tokyo, plus pics from Japan, and a link to a few favorite spots in Tokyo.

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