Chicken Dhansak

Ingredients The spice mix 2 tsp indian restaurant spice mix or curry powder – recipe link below 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder or 1/4 tsp cayenne mixed with 3/4 tsp paprika 1 tsp kasoor methi – dried fenugreek leaves 1/2 tsp kosher salt The curry ingredients 3 Tbsp oil 1 Tbsp garlic/ginger paste – recipe… Continue reading Chicken Dhansak

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

Crispy Spiced Kale

4 cups roughly chopped curly kale (about 1/2 bag or 1 small bunch, stemmed) 1 bunch scallions chopped (about 1/3 cup) 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon garam masala Salt to taste FOR THE BATTER 1 cup chickpea flour 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus… Continue reading Crispy Spiced Kale

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

Ham and Cheese Pasta With a Handful of Peas

Pasta shells Ham steak Peas Swiss or jarlsberg Parm Pick up a box of large shells — the ones the size of a knuckle, so they hold a little pasta water in them. Pick up a ham steak from the butcher or the corner of the supermarket meat display, and dice it. Pick up a… Continue reading Ham and Cheese Pasta With a Handful of Peas

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

Maple-Baked Salmon

1 (1 1/2-pound) skin-on or skinless salmon fillet 12 fresh cilantro sprigs 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon mayonnaise Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Lemon wedges, for serving Remove salmon from the refrigerator. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Bundle the cilantro sprigs by their stems and hold… Continue reading Maple-Baked Salmon

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

Slow Cooker Pork Vindaloo

1 large yellow or red onion, roughly chopped 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger (about a 2-inch length of peeled ginger) 1 tablespoon black or brown mustard seeds 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns Kosher salt 5 green cardamom pods or 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or… Continue reading Slow Cooker Pork Vindaloo

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

Pressure Cooker Garlicky Beans With Broccoli Rabe

1 pound dried cannellini or other white beans 7 garlic cloves: 4 smashed, 3 thinly sliced 4 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 large sprig fresh rosemary 1 bay leaf 1 carrot, trimmed 1 large or 2 small red onions,… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Garlicky Beans With Broccoli Rabe

Baked Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Spinach and Bocconcini

400 – 500 g gnocchi (14-16 oz.) fresh or shelf-stable 2 cloves garlic chopped 1 tsp dried basil 398 ml canned cherry tomatoes (13.5 oz.) with juice 1/2 cup water 2 handfuls baby spinach chopped, or baby arugula 7 large bocconcini large cherry sized bocconcini Salt and freshly ground pepper Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for… Continue reading Baked Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Spinach and Bocconcini

Butter Shrimp

16-18 frozen raw or cooked shrimp jumbo or large, peeled and cleaned, if necessary (no need to thaw unless required to clean or peel) Indian Spice Mix: 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp cinnamon For the Sauce: 1 1/2 Tbsp butter can… Continue reading Butter Shrimp

Vietnamese Oven-Roasted Salmon

1 Tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed 3 Tbsp Asian fish sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger Finely grated zest of 1 lime Juice of 1/2 lime 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 4 fresh skinless salmon fillets, preferably centre cut (or frozen, fully thawed) For garnish:… Continue reading Vietnamese Oven-Roasted Salmon

Maple-Mustard Grilled Salmon

4 salmon fillets, center-cut, skin on or off, as you like Vegetable oil, for brushing Salt and pepper Glaze: 1/2 cup real maple syrup 1/4 cup grainy mustard 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1 tsp. cider vinegar 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme, or a pinch of dried In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine… Continue reading Maple-Mustard Grilled Salmon

Seared Salmon with Coconut Lime Sauce

Ingredients 4 centre-cut salmon fillets 2 Tbsp butter 6 baby bok choy stem end removed and sliced in half if large 1 clove garlic finely chopped 1 tsp cooking oil 1/4 cup water or as needed Sugar Rub: 2 Tbsp white sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper Coconut Lime Sauce: 1… Continue reading Seared Salmon with Coconut Lime Sauce