Quick Pickled Turmeric Tomatoes

Quick Turmeric Pickled Tomatoes

The first time I made turmeric pickled tomatoes, I didn’t even own a dinner table. I served an elaborate Indian feast on a blanket spread out on my living room … Read more

Superfood Kale Salad with Miso Dressing

I know kale salads are yesterday’s news, but this one—with miso dressing, toasted almonds, dried blueberries, and sautéed mushrooms—is so good that it has replaced all other kale salads in … Read more

Green bean salad with crispy fried onions

Green Bean Salad with Crispy Fried Onions

Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving classic, but this green bean salad with crispy fried green onions is a fresh alternative that I’m positive your family will love.

thai peanut sauce on a gado gado salad

Easy Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

I don’t remember when I first tasted Thai peanut sauce, but I know for sure that I have been obsessed with it since childhood. Seriously, Thai peanut sauce is a … Read more

Smoked trout spread on crackers on a cutting board

Super Lemony Smoked Trout Spread

Have you noticed, attentive readers, how much I love smoked fish? (Permit me to introduce into evidence Exhibit A and Exhibit B.) This is because smoked fish has a very delicious … Read more

Sardine salad in a blue bowl with bread on the side

Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

Tapas-style sardine salad makes a good appetizer, lunch, small dinner plate, snack, or even breakfast. I owe a big thank you to my food-loving friend Carolyn for introducing me to … Read more

fuyu persimmon salad

Persimmon Salad with Curry and Cashews

My mother’s bountiful Sonoma, California garden has been the cause of many of my cooking adventures. Such blog hits as Israeli Salad, Basil-Mint Pesto, and Zucchini, Corn, and Almond Salad were … Read more

Miso Caesar Salad with salmon roe

Miso Caesar Salad Recipe

They say the cause of most marital discord is disagreement about money, but in my house, it’s definitely more about leftovers. I don’t so much mean leftover meals—though those cause … Read more