greek “wings”

adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients FOR THE WINGS Seitan “chicken” wings (follow this recipe, stopping before battering them)Zest and juice of ½ lemon3 garlic cloves, crushed¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil½ Tablespoon cracked black pepper1 teaspoon fine kosher salt1 teaspoon dried oregano ASSEMBLY ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil1½ Tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 small garlic clove, finely grated¼... Continue Reading →

pasta with mushrooms and cashew cream

adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients 1 cup cashews4 Tablespoons (or  more) extra-virgin olive oil, divided12 ounces mushrooms (I used cremini, but maitake would also be great), sliced or torn into bite-size piecesKosher salt1 medium leek, white and pale green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise2 medium shallots, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced12 ounces... Continue Reading →

cheesy winter squash gratin

lightly adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, plus more for pan3½ pounds delicata and/or acorn squash, halved, seeds removed, cut crosswise ¼" thick1 large white onion, thinly sliced10 garlic cloves, thinly sliced2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided12 ounces frozen kale, spinach or blanched greens, thawed, squeezed well½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1... Continue Reading →

cheesy hot pepper pasta

lightly adapted from Trader Joe's. ingredients 1 pound hearty pasta (orecchiette is great)¼ cup olive oil2 Tablespoons Trader Joe’s Italian Bomba Hot Pepper Sauce (or any Calabrian Chile paste)1 clove garlic, mincedZest and juice of ½ lemon1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for garnish method In a large pot, bring 4 quarts salted water to... Continue Reading →

crispy rice with ginger-citrus celery salad

lightly adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients FOR THE DRESSING 1" piece ginger, peeled, finely grated1 small garlic clove, finely gratedJuice of ½ orange or 1 mandarin orange1 Tablespoon vegetable oil½ Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce½ Tablespoon fresh lemon juice⅛ teaspoon toasted sesame oilKosher salt FOR THE RICE & ASSEMBLY 1 small head of broccoli (about 5... Continue Reading →

meyer lemon tea cake

lightly adapted from Toni Tipton-Martin. NOTE: The recipe makes one 8-inch loaf. If using a 9-inch loaf pan, start checking the cake about 10 minutes before the stated cooking time. The recipe can also be doubled to yield a 10-inch Bundt cake. ingredients FOR THE CAKE 1 stick unsalted softened butter, plus more for greasing... Continue Reading →

pasta e ceci

by Andy Baraghani ingredients 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained1 fresh bay leaf1 garlic clove1 sprig fresh rosemary1 dried chile de árbol or ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling½ medium yellow onion, finely dicedAbout 1 cup San Marzano tomatoes (about 4 tomatoes), crushed using your handsSalt... Continue Reading →

chili oil noodles with cilantro

slightly adapted from New York Times. ingredients 2 servings fresh Chinese-style egg noodles (I made my own using this recipe!)¼ cup chili oil with crunchy garlic (I recommend Trader Joe's)2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil2 teaspoons spicy oil of choice (or just use more chili oil)2 teaspoons soy sauce½ cup finely sliced scallions or garlic chives,... Continue Reading →

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