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

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

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

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

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Halloumi and Arugula

1 large head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into 1 1/2-inch wedges 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon Aleppo or 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric Kosher salt and black pepper 1 small shallot, minced (about 1/3 cup) 1/4 cup golden raisins 1 large preserved lemon, seeded, halved,… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Halloumi and Arugula

Buffalo Cauliflower

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER: 1 large head cauliflower, cut into medium and large florets (about 8 cups) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and black pepper FOR THE BUFFALO SAUCE: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup Buffalo-style hot sauce FOR THE YOGURT RANCH (OPTIONAL): 1/2 cup full-fat yogurt 1/4 cup buttermilk or mayonnaise 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Buffalo Cauliflower

Turmeric Black Pepper Chicken (or Tofu or Pork) with Asparagus

3 tablespoons honey 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste Kosher salt 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon coconut or canola oil 12 ounces asparagus, trimmed and thinly sliced on an angle 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar or soy… Continue reading Turmeric Black Pepper Chicken (or Tofu or Pork) with Asparagus

Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives, and Parmesan

1 large head cauliflower (about 1 3/4 pounds), trimmed and cut into bite-size florets (about 8 cups) 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed 1/3 cup olives, crushed, pitted and chopped 1 fat garlic clove, finely grated or minced 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives, and Parmesan

Baked Sriracha-Mango Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower mine was small-medium-ish size Batter 1 cup (250 ml) water 3/4 cup (94 g) + 2 Tbsp flour (I used half whole wheat + half white , (use 1/2 cup chickpea flour + 1/4 cup or more rice flour to make gf) 3/4 to 1 tsp salt or to taste 1… Continue reading Baked Sriracha-Mango Cauliflower

Spicy Baked Cauliflower (or Potato Wedges)

For the batter: 2 to 3 Tbsp (2 to 3 tbsp) hot sauce 1 Tbsp evoo 1/2 to 3/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne/ red chili powder 1.5 tsp garlic powder 1.5 tsp onion powder 1.5 to 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp cumin powder 3/4 tsp (0.75 tsp) salt 3 Tbsp cornstarch… Continue reading Spicy Baked Cauliflower (or Potato Wedges)

Crispy Kung Pao Cauliflower

For the Baked Crispy Cauliflower 5 tbsp corn starch or other starch 6 tbsp bread crumbs use gluten-free crumbs to make gf 5 tbsp or more water 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) cayenne use a 1/3 tsp for less heat 2 tsp soy sauce 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) salt 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) roasted sesame oil… Continue reading Crispy Kung Pao Cauliflower

Golden Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into small florets 3 tsp oil 1 tsp lemon juice or lime juice 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp garam masala or use curry powder of choice 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp cayenne or use 1 tsp sweet paprika + pinches of… Continue reading Golden Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower