Gunpowder Potatoes

1 lb small new potatoes 3 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp lime juice – about 1/2 of one lime 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder 1 tsp chaat masala 1/2 tsp kasoor methi – dried fenugreek 1/2 tsp salt pinch cumin seeds 1 green chili minced small handful of cilantro handful of diced green onions or chives… Continue reading Gunpowder Potatoes

Dal with Spinach and Tomatoes

The spice mix: 1 Tbsp coriander powder 2 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder 1 1/2 tsp salt The dahl: 1 cups red split lentils masoor dahl 3 1/2 cups water 1/2 tsp turmeric 8 oz baby spinach coarsely chopped The tempering: 4 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion finely chopped 2 green chilies… Continue reading Dal with Spinach and Tomatoes

Avocado and Tomato Salad

1 medium (12 oz) English cucumber, cut into quarters through the length then sliced 16 oz. grape tomatoes* 1/2 small red onion,** sliced into small pieces 2 medium avocados (firm but ripe), sliced into bite size pieces Dressing: 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice*** 1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 3 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin… Continue reading Avocado and Tomato Salad

Kale Salad With Peaches and Cornbread Croutons

FOR THE CRISPY CORNBREAD CRUMBS: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon onion powder Kosher salt (Diamond Crystal) and black pepper 4 to 5 ounces store-bought or homemade cornbread, torn into small pieces (about 2 cups) FOR THE DRESSING: 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 4 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil… Continue reading Kale Salad With Peaches and Cornbread Croutons

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad With Pear and Halloumi

1/2 small garlic clove Kosher salt and black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for frying 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 4 ounces thinly sliced lacinato kale, ribs removed before slicing (about 4 cups) 6 ounces brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 2 cups) 1 Comice or Bartlett pear, cored… Continue reading Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad With Pear and Halloumi

Kale Salad with Apples and Cheddar

4 cups very finely chopped or slivered curly kale or Russian kale (about 6 ounces on the stem, or half of a 3/4-pound bunch, stemmed and washed in two rinses of water) 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted almonds 1 apple, sweet, like a Fuji, or a sweet-tart, like a Gala, Braeburn or Pink Lady, cored… Continue reading Kale Salad with Apples and Cheddar

Kale Salad with Carrots, Apples, and Cheddar (with Variations)

1/2 cup olive oil 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp real maple syrup 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 lb. curly kale (about 2 large bunches) 1 large (9 oz.) apple, recommend gala, julienned 2 medium carrots, shredded (1 cup) 3/4… Continue reading Kale Salad with Carrots, Apples, and Cheddar (with Variations)

Savory French Toast With Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Eggs Bread Basil Cherry tomatoes Whisk the eggs as you usually would, but omit the sugar and cinnamon, hitting it instead with black pepper, chopped basil and a dash of hot sauce. Slide some slices of old bread in there to soak, then fry the toasts up in butter just as you would at breakfast.… Continue reading Savory French Toast With Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Rotisserie Chicken Salad With Greens and Herbs

Rotisserie chicken Arugula Scallions Cilantro Avocado Lime vinaigrette Pick up a heat-lamp roast chicken at the market on the way home — it’s O.K.! — and tear it apart to feed four, or half of it for two, shredding the meat with your fingers. Mix the chicken with a few handfuls of baby arugula, a… Continue reading Rotisserie Chicken Salad With Greens and Herbs

Kale Salad with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese

Mustard vinaigrette Kale Dried cranberries or currants Pecans Blue cheese Croutons Make a mustardy vinaigrette that’ll stand up to the greens — mustard, olive oil, a splash of lemon juice, salt and pepper — then drizzle it over clean, chopped kale with a host of big-flavored mix-ins that wink at whatever season you’re in without… Continue reading Kale Salad with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese

Sheet Pan Lemon Dill Salmon with Baby Bok Choy

1 lb salmon fillets (in 4-6 oz pieces) 1 lb baby bok choy, each cut into quarters lengthwise 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup lemon juice, plus 1 additional lemon thinly sliced for roasting 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill, plus additional dill sprigs for roasting 2 cloves crushed garlic Salt and pepper to taste Preheat… Continue reading Sheet Pan Lemon Dill Salmon with Baby Bok Choy

Ground Beef Chili With Chocolate and Peanut Butter

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 8 ounces) 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 3 canned chiles in adobo, finely chopped 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon… Continue reading Ground Beef Chili With Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Glazed Cod With Bok Choy, Ginger and Oyster Sauce

3 tablespoons canola oil 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 1 pound baby bok choy, halved lengthwise Kosher salt and black pepper 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless cod fillets, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon lime juice… Continue reading Glazed Cod With Bok Choy, Ginger and Oyster Sauce

Butter Cauliflower

1 cup basmati rice 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 teaspoons garam masala 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 cup tomato paste 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce 2 cups vegetable stock Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to… Continue reading Butter Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

1 small head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds), cored and cut into small florets (about 4 cups) 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt and black pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup Buffalo-style hot sauce, such as Frank’s 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces and softened (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup sour cream 1/3… Continue reading Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken 1/2 cup Buffalo-style hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup sour cream 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces and softened 1/2 cup freshly shredded white Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped chives, or to taste Celery sticks,… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Dip

Basic Vegetable Soup with Ginger and Chilies

In a big stock pot: Heat up some coconut oil, canola, or peanut oil till it shimmers Throw in a couple cups of chopped onion, a quarter cup of chopped garlic, about a half cup of thick slices of fresh ginger, and one or two chopped serrano chilis. Once they have sweated down, pour in… Continue reading Basic Vegetable Soup with Ginger and Chilies