Slow Cooker Maple-Brown Sugar Spiral-Cut Ham

1 1/2 cups pineapple juice 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (7-10 pound) bone-in, spiral-cut ham* 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 15 whole cloves In a small bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and pepper; set aside. Place ham into a slow cooker. Sprinkle… Continue reading Slow Cooker Maple-Brown Sugar Spiral-Cut Ham

Slow Cooker Spiral-Cut Ham with Orange Glaze

1 cup orange marmalade 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Zest of 1 orange 1 (7-10 pound) bone-in, spiral-cut ham 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 15 whole cloves In a small bowl, whisk together orange marmalade, Dijon, orange juice and orange zest; set aside. Place ham into a 6-qt slow cooker.… Continue reading Slow Cooker Spiral-Cut Ham with Orange Glaze

Roasted Salmon With Asparagus, Lemon and Brown Butter

4 (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and pepper 1 pound asparagus, tough stems trimmed, stalks sliced 1/4-inch-thick on a slight bias (leave tips whole) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus wedges for serving 2 tablespoons drained capers 1/2 cup thawed frozen peas 1/4 cup coarsely… Continue reading Roasted Salmon With Asparagus, Lemon and Brown Butter

Indian Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

2 tsp oil divided 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 lb brussels sprouts 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 green chili 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp garam masala or use spices and blends like curry powder, jamaican curry powder, ethiopian berbere for variation 1/3 tsp cayenne 1/2 tsp salt divided 1… Continue reading Indian Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Bhutanese Ema Datshi

10 oz. chili peppers (a combination of jalapeƱo, serrano, anaheim or red chilies) 1 red onions, sliced 1 tomato, sliced 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 10 oz cheese, grated (see note) Salt to taste 1 cup water (to cook the veggies) Heat a pan and add butter. Add the sliced onion, tomato… Continue reading Bhutanese Ema Datshi

Bhutanese Potatoes and Cheese (Kewa Datshi)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as desired 4 chile peppers, slit and coarsely chopped, or more to taste 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 cups water, or more if needed 1/2 teaspoon chile pepper powder Salt or to taste 1 cup grated fresh cheese (see note) 1 pinch… Continue reading Bhutanese Potatoes and Cheese (Kewa Datshi)

Bhutanese Pork with Potatoes (Kewa Phagsha)

3/4 pound pork chopped into small chunks 2 potatoes peeled and cut lengthwise into 8 pieces each 3 green chilies cut in half 1/2 onion diced 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 3 cloves garlic crushed 1 piece Ginger minced 1/2 tablespoon canola oil Szechuan pepper to taste Cilantro, for serving In a sauce pan put in… Continue reading Bhutanese Pork with Potatoes (Kewa Phagsha)

Bhutanese Pork Stew (Phaksha Paa)

2 Tbsp cooking oil 5 shallots (peeled and finely chopped) 4 cloves garlic (peeled and minced) 1 thumb-size ginger (grated) 2 red or green bird’s eye chili (seeded and chopped) 2 lbs pork loin (cut into thin slices) 1/2 lb Chinese radish/ daikon (peeled and slice thinly) 1 tsp paprika powder 2 cups chicken stock… Continue reading Bhutanese Pork Stew (Phaksha Paa)

Stir-Fried Garlic Scapes with Pork, Chicken, or Beef

8 ounces pork shoulder (cut into thin, 2-inch strips; can also use pork loin, pork butt, or even pork belly) 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons water 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine 1 teaspoon oyster sauce 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil FOR THE REST OF THE DISH: 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided) 5 dried chili peppers (optional)… Continue reading Stir-Fried Garlic Scapes with Pork, Chicken, or Beef

Chinese Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

12 oz. flank steak or sirloin steak (340g, sliced) 1 teaspoon oil (plus more for cooking) 5 teaspoons light soy sauce (divided) 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 pound fresh asparagus 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 cup hot chicken stock (or water) 3 tablespoons shaoxing wine… Continue reading Chinese Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chinese Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

For the chicken & marinade: 12 ounces chicken breast (thinly sliced) 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon oil (any neutral oil, such as vegetable or canola oil) 1 teaspoon oyster sauce For the rest of the dish: 1/2 cup water (or low sodium chicken stock) 2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper… Continue reading Chinese Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Sheet-Pan Gnocchi With Asparagus, Leeks and Peas

2 (12-ounce) packages gnocchi (preferably fresh, refrigerated, precooked gnocchi) 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Kosher salt and black pepper 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into thirds 2 small leeks, trimmed, halved lengthwise, then sliced 1/2-inch thick (about 2 cups) 2 shallots, trimmed and sliced lengthwise 1/4-inch thick 1… Continue reading Sheet-Pan Gnocchi With Asparagus, Leeks and Peas

Lemony Asparagus Salad With Shaved Manchego and Nuts

3/4 cup pistachios or other nuts 1 pound asparagus, woody ends trimmed 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons soft herbs, such as dill, parsley and tarragon, or a combination 3 tablespoons minced shallots, red onion or scallion 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or cider vinegar) Large pinch of kosher salt, plus more as needed 1/4… Continue reading Lemony Asparagus Salad With Shaved Manchego and Nuts

Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Miso Butter

4 tablespoons oil or rendered pork or bacon fat 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and peeled if necessary Salt and pepper 1/4 cup not-too-salty miso, preferably white 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar 2 poached (or warm-bath-cooked) eggs Put oil or fat in skillet and turn heat to medium-high. Add as much asparagus as… Continue reading Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Miso Butter

Spring Green Soup with Leeks and Peas

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced into half-moons (about 3 cups) 12 ounces waxy potatoes, such as new potatoes or creamers, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 cups low-sodium chicken or… Continue reading Spring Green Soup with Leeks and Peas

One-Bowl Skyr Cheesecake

8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup (133 grams) plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided 2 cups (16 ounces/453 grams) plain low-fat skyr (Icelandic yogurt), at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced 1/2 teaspoon… Continue reading One-Bowl Skyr Cheesecake

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pistachio Pesto

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER: 1 head cauliflower, preferably orange (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 small yellow onions, sliced 1/4 inch thick lengthwise 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt Pinch of black pepper FOR THE PESTO: Zest of 1 lemon 1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro and flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus more for garnish 1/4… Continue reading Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pistachio Pesto

Yogurt Parfait with Warmed Strawberries

2 cups strawberries, quartered 2 Tbsp turbinado sugar 2 cups Greek yogurt 2 Tbsp honey Granola, as much as you desire Whip cream, as much as you desire Slice the strawberries into quarters. Line the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper (optional) and place the strawberries in the air fryer. Sprinkle the sugar on… Continue reading Yogurt Parfait with Warmed Strawberries

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

5 cups Cauliflower chopped, about one large head 6 cloves Garlic peeled and chopped 4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt FOR THE SAUCE 1/3 cup hot sauce 2 tablespoons Butter or coconut oil for vegan 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce FOR THE AIR FRYER Chop the cauliflower into evenly-sized florets and put them in… Continue reading Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Cauliflower Adobo

1 large cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) Kosher salt 2 teaspoons black pepper, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons canola oil, plus more as needed 1/2 cup rice-wine vinegar 5 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons raw or light brown sugar 6 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled 3 bay leaves 1 Thai chile, halved lengthwise,… Continue reading Cauliflower Adobo