Stuffed Pepper Boats

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion (7 ounces), chopped 1 pound ground turkey, preferably 93 percent lean (may substitute ground beef) 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 3 tablespoons… Continue reading Stuffed Pepper Boats

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

4 large bell peppers ( red, yellow or orange, or a mix) 1 cup cooked brown rice, (or sub white rice, quinoa, freekeh, farro, or cauliflower rice) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small red onion, about 1 cup diced 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 pound of ground turkey or choice of protein ( ground plant-based… Continue reading Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Garlic, Chickpea, and Spinach Soup (with Variations)

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 large yellow onion (about 10 ounces), roughly chopped 4 to 5 large garlic cloves, minced or pressed 1/4 teaspoon fine salt, plus more to taste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon freshly… Continue reading Garlic, Chickpea, and Spinach Soup (with Variations)

Jamaican Rice and Peas

50g / 3 tbsp unsalted butter (or 2 tbsp canola or veg oil) 2 garlic cloves , finely minced 1 small onion , finely chopped 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp all spice powder (sub mixed spice) 2 bay leaves , preferably fresh 1 scotch bonnet or habanero chilli – any colour (optional), keep whole… Continue reading Jamaican Rice and Peas

Smashed Carrot Salad with Garlic and Ginger (with Variations)

2 pounds carrots, trimmed and scrubbed, large carrots sliced lengthwise into approximately 1-inch-thick pieces (see note for other options) 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as grapeseed or safflower, or peanut oil 2 teaspoons fine salt, plus more as needed 2 tablespoons black vinegar or rice vinegar, plus more to taste 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce,… Continue reading Smashed Carrot Salad with Garlic and Ginger (with Variations)

Apple and Cheddar Crisp Salad

DRESSING 1 small shallot, minced 3 tablespoons (45 grams) apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon smooth dijon mustard 1 tablespoon (15 grams) mayonnaise or Greek-style plain yogurt 6 tablespoons (80 grams) olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper CRISPY STUFF 1 cup (115 grams or 4 ounces) sharp cheddar, coarsely grated 1 cup (85 grams)… Continue reading Apple and Cheddar Crisp Salad

Sesame-Miso Slaw

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 medium garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons well-stirred tahini 2 tablespoons white miso 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons olive or a neutral oil Salt and Sriracha to taste SLAW 4 cups thinly sliced mixed carrots, cucumber, celery, bell peppers, sugar snaps,… Continue reading Sesame-Miso Slaw

Date, Feta and Red Cabbage Salad

1 to 1 1/4 pounds red cabbage (1 small head or half of a large one), sliced very thin 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice (I use lime) Salt and red pepper flakes (I used the mild Aleppo variety) to taste About 1/2 cup pitted dates, coarsely chopped or sliced 4… Continue reading Date, Feta and Red Cabbage Salad

Napa Cabbage Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons minced shallot 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives 1 pound Napa cabbage, cored and thinly sliced crosswise (4 cups) 6 radishes, diced 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced diagonally Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, shallot, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4… Continue reading Napa Cabbage Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Crispy Cabbage and Cauliflower Salad

VEGETABLES 1/2 pound savoy cabbage (from half a small head) 1/2 pound cauliflower (from half a small head) Olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper and/or red pepper flakes DRESSING 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons well-stirred tahini 1 tablespoon olive oil Water, as needed Harissa, to taste… Continue reading Crispy Cabbage and Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad with Dates and Pistachios

1 large head of cauliflower (2 pounds or 905 grams) Olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 bundle (6 ounces or 170 grams) of scallions About 8 dried dates 1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios Juice of 1 medium lemon Heat oven to 450°F and coat a large baking sheet well with olive oil,… Continue reading Cauliflower Salad with Dates and Pistachios

Ginger Garlic Chicken Noodle Soup

For the soup: 10 cups water 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of visible fat 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced One (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, minced or finely grated 1 bunch scallions (8 ounces), sliced, whites and greens separated 2 teaspoons fine salt, plus more to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)… Continue reading Ginger Garlic Chicken Noodle Soup

Orange and Cashew Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

For the dressing 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons mustard, preferably Chinese or Dijon 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon sesame paste, may substitute tahini 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon chili oil, or more to taste 1/2 cup peanut oil, or another neutral oil Fine… Continue reading Orange and Cashew Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

Glass Noodle Salad with Chicken

Glass noodle salad: 100 g / 3.5 oz bean thread vermicelli noodles / cellophane noodles (Note 1) 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 1/2 store bought roast chicken) (Note 2) 2 packed cups (180g) green cabbage, finely sliced 1 cucumber, cut in half, sliced 3mm / 1/8″ thick on the diagonal 1 carrot, peeled then… Continue reading Glass Noodle Salad with Chicken

Pressure Cooker Chili

2 cups dry pinto beans (or sub red beans or black beans) SEE NOTES. 1–2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 pound ground organic beef, chicken, turkey or vegan TVP (1 3/4 cups dry and rehydrated) Textured Vegan Protein or “Soy crumbles”) or soy chorizo! 4 cloves garlic, rough chopped (or 1 tablespoon granulated… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Chili

Alu’r Dum (Bengali Potatoes and Peas)

1 kg new baby potatoes 1 L water 30 g salt FOR THE COOKING 125 g onions 100 g tomatoes 10 g garlic 5 g ginger paste 50 g mustard oil 2 pc dried red chillies 2 pc bay leaves 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder 1… Continue reading Alu’r Dum (Bengali Potatoes and Peas)

Air-Fryer Chicken Breast

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 11 ounces) Salt Freshly cracked black pepper 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons olive oil Lime wedge (optional), for serving Heat air fryer to 375 degrees, if preheating is recommended for your air fryer. Pat chicken breast dry… Continue reading Air-Fryer Chicken Breast

Air-Fryer Pork Chops

2 (3/4 inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops (about 6 ounces each) Salt 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander Heat air fryer to 375 degrees, if preheating is recommended for your air fryer. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Season the pork chops with salt on both sides. In… Continue reading Air-Fryer Pork Chops

Tomato-Braised Cauliflower with Feta and Mint

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 pound head cauliflower, trimmed and cut to 2-inch florets Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1/4 cup tomato paste 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons raisins 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3… Continue reading Tomato-Braised Cauliflower with Feta and Mint