Chickpeas and Cheese

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and dried Neutral oil, such as vegetable or canola Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup heavy cream 4 ounces cheddar, grated (preferably a younger, not super-aged variety) Separate out 1/4 cup of chickpeas and roughly chop. Heat a glug of oil in a skillet over medium… Continue reading Chickpeas and Cheese

Unfussy Eggplant Parm

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 (28-ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling 1 medium globe eggplant 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated low-moisture, whole-milk mozzarella 2 tablespoons grated parmesan Get the tomato sauce going. Add the olive oil to a pot and set over… Continue reading Unfussy Eggplant Parm

Speedy Shrimp With Horseradish Butter

2 lemons, preferably organic 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, plus more to taste Kosher salt 1 pound large to extra-large shrimp, shelled and deveined 1 handful chopped dill Crusty bread, hot pasta, or whatever starchy thing you want, for serving Finely grate the zest of 1 lemon and set aside. Now… Continue reading Speedy Shrimp With Horseradish Butter

Back-Pocket 2-Ingredient Marinade for Grilled Chicken

Marinated chicken 2 or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 to 1 1/4 pounds) 1/2 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons hot sauce (like Cholula or Frank’s) 1 pinch kosher salt (optional) Spicy mayo 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon hot sauce, plus more to taste Marinate the chicken: Halve the chicken breasts horizontally. (If you’re an overachiever,… Continue reading Back-Pocket 2-Ingredient Marinade for Grilled Chicken

Mozzarella Schnitzel

2 to 4 slices low-moisture mozzarella 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 large egg 1/4 cup panko Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Neutral oil, such as canola or grapeseed Stack enough mozzarella slices to reach about 3/4 centimeter in height. (For me, this is three, but it depends on how thick your slices are.)… Continue reading Mozzarella Schnitzel

Tuna-Artichoke Melt

4 slices bread 1 (12-ounce/340-gram) jar marinated artichokes, marinade reserved 1 (5-ounce/140-gram) can oil-packed tuna, drained 4 slices cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss, provolone, or mozzerella Broil the bread on a baking sheet until both sides are deeply golden brown. Roughly chop the artichokes, then add to a bowl with the tuna. Mash with a fork,… Continue reading Tuna-Artichoke Melt

Mixed Vegetable Sabzi

3 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1 tablespoon ginger paste or grated ginger 1 tablespoon garlic paste or grated garlic 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 2 plum tomatoes, chopped 2 Thai green chiles or small hot red chiles, finely chopped 1 teaspoon garam masala 1/2… Continue reading Mixed Vegetable Sabzi

Red Pepper, Potato and Peanut Sabzi

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 small yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 large russet potato, cut into 1/2-inch dice (8 to 10 ounces; unpeeled) 2 medium red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch dice 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or more as needed 1/4 cup… Continue reading Red Pepper, Potato and Peanut Sabzi

Oven-Finished Kitchdi

1 cup dried long grain white rice (not basmati) 1 cup dried moong dal 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (or ghee) 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 6 dried cloves 2 small cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons turmeric powder 1 teaspoon red chile powder salt to taste sweet mango pickle (optional, for serving) Preheat your oven to 350°F. In… Continue reading Oven-Finished Kitchdi

Pressure Cooker Chana Masala

1 1/2 cups dry chickpeas, (soaked in water 12-24 hours or see notes) or sub 4-5 cups cooked or canned chickpeas 3 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil. ( GHEE elevates this to the next level of goodness!!!) 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons cumin seeds (whole) 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 2 onions, diced 4 fat garlic… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Chana Masala

Pressure Cooker Mulligatawny

3 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon whole coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seeds 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 serrano chili, slit in half leaving the stem intact 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder 1 carrot, chopped 1 yam, cubed 1… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Mulligatawny

Pressure Cooker Lentil Curry

1–2 tablespoons coconut oil, or ghee(ghee tastes best) 1 onion, diced 6 garlic cloves, rough chopped ( 3–4 tablespoons) 2 tablespoons ginger root, finely chopped 2 cups carrots, diced (or sub 1 cup celery) 1 tablespoon cumin (seeds or ground) 2 teaspoons coriander ( seeds or ground) 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Lentil Curry

Pressure Cooker Birria

3 lbs stew meat (beef, lamb or goat) cut into 1- 2 inch pieces 1 tablespoon salt pepper to taste 2 cups chicken or beef broth 4 dried guajillo chile (see notes) 2 dried Pasilla chilies (optional) 1–2 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, diced 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Birria

Next Day Turkey Stuffing Panzanella With Cranberry Vinaigrette

FOR THE STUFFING CROUTONS: 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for greasing the pan 3 cups leftover stuffing FOR THE CRANBERRY VINAIGRETTE: 1/4 cup pepitas (or another seed or chopped nut) 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons homemade, jarred or canned cranberry sauce 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar Kosher salt and… Continue reading Next Day Turkey Stuffing Panzanella With Cranberry Vinaigrette

Next-Day Turkey Salad With Fried Shallots and Herbs

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced shallots 4 tablespoons peanut oil 2 cups leftover cooked turkey meat, pulled into bite-size pieces 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced Handful of cilantro and mint leaves, torn Divide the sliced shallots: Soak 1/3 cup of the shallots in cold water for… Continue reading Next-Day Turkey Salad With Fried Shallots and Herbs

Next-Day Turkey Silog (Garlic Fried Rice With Eggs)

1/2 cup canola or other neutral oil, plus more as needed 8 to 12 garlic cloves, to taste, peeled and ends trimmed Kosher salt 8 cups day-old cooked white jasmine rice 1 to 1 1/2 cups leftover gravy (omit if using ham) 1 1/2 pounds leftover turkey or ham, sliced 1/4-inch thick 4 eggs Make… Continue reading Next-Day Turkey Silog (Garlic Fried Rice With Eggs)

Next-Day Turkey Pav

3 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1/2 pound roast turkey meat, chopped finely, or pulled from carcass after making stock Kosher salt 1 white onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 1/2-inch piece ginger, finely chopped 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped 1 beefsteak tomato, chopped 1/3 cup frozen peas (optional) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1… Continue reading Next-Day Turkey Pav

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

1 pound medium elbow macaroni 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided 2 cups grated American cheese 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 3 cups whole milk 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon onion powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to… Continue reading Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

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 Potato Gratin

1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Pinch of nutmeg 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves In a medium saucepan,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Potato Gratin