spinach artichoke toasts

from Bon Appetit. ingredients ½ tsp kosher salt, plus more 10 oz baby spinach 1 14-oz can artichoke hearts 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped 2 oz Parmesan, finely grated (about ½ cup) 2 Tbsp mayonnaise Juice of ½ lemon Dash or 2 of hot sauce Freshly ground black pepper 2 oz chilled cream cheese,…

creamy arugula, goat cheese, and tomato pasta salad

by Katherine Taylor. ingredients 8 oz whole wheat pasta (rotini, penne, bow tie, or any other small noodles) 4 oz goat cheese, crumbled (can also sub blue or other tangy cheese) 2 Tbsp olive oil, more if needed 2 Tbsp lemon juice, more if needed 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes Freshly…

winter panzanella

adapted from Food Network. ingredients FOR THE CROUTONS 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 tsp finely chopped garlic 2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme 6 cups day-old bread, cut into 1″ cubes 6 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish Salt and freshly ground black pepper FOR THE SALAD 1 small red onion, sliced thinly…

marinated manchego

from Bon Appetit. ingredients 1 head of garlic, cloves separated and peeled (about 12 cloves) 1 small orange, quartered through stem end, thinly sliced crosswise, seeds removed ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 sprigs rosemary Kosher salt 1 lb. young Manchego cheese, cut or broken into ¾” pieces method Cook garlic and oil in a…

cheesy puff pastry bites

ingredients 2 sheets (~18 oz) puff pastry, rolled out into ~10×12″ rectangles about 8 oz cheese (such as shredded dill garlic havarti, chunks of brie, etc.) 1 egg, beaten optional: cheese mix-in of choice (such as whole grain dijon, raspberry jam, etc.) optional: herbs for topping (such as thyme, basil, etc.) method Preheat the oven to…

agedashi tofu

adapted from Just One Cookbook. ingredients 1 block soft tofu 4 Tbsp corn starch or rice flour 3-4 cups neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc.) SAUCE 1 cup kombu dashi 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp mirin OPTIONAL TOPPINGS 1 daikon radish (1 daikon = 2.5 cm) 1 green onion/scallion Bonito flakes (katsuobushi) Japanese seven spice (shichimi togarashi) method Wrap the tofu with 2-3 layers of…

black bean taquitos

adapted from Budget Bytes. ingredients 4 oz cream cheese (room temperature) 15 oz can black beans 4 oz can diced green chiles hot sauce to taste 1/2 packet Ranch dressing mix 15- 6 inch corn tortillas oil spray (for oven cooking) or 3 Tbsp vegetable oil (for stovetop cooking) method Rinse and drain the black beans. Add the cream cheese, black beans, green…

squash on toast

from Jean-Georges Vongerichten. ingredients 2 1/2 – 3 pound kabocha or other yellow-fleshed squash, peeled, seeded and cut into pieces 1/8 – 1/4inch thick ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp dried chile flakes, more to taste 3 tsp kosher salt 1 yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced ¼ cup apple cider vinegar ¼…