Japanese Tamago Sando with Kimchi

Classic tamago sando, but add kimchi. That’s it! Luxuriously creamy, funky, and a bit spicy, it’s only as difficult to make as plopping some eggs in boiling water and setting a timer. Japanese egg sandwiches are not complicated or revolutionary, but their magic lies in their ability to transport you to childhood memories of mayo-laden…

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Fattoush Salad with Halloumi Croutons

An Arabic bread salad, Fattoush traditionally combines toasted stale flatbread and lots of fresh vegetables. Here, we replace the flatbread with crispy oozy halloumi for a stunningly easy and healthy dinner or lunch. What makes Halloumi Special Halloumi, a semi hard cheese made from sheep’s and goat’s milk, has a very high melting point. When…

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Shio Koji Cured Scallops with Ginger Scallion Sauce

My favorite seafood topped with my all time favorite sauce? Yes please! Plump scallops drizzled in ginger scallion sauce are the perfect easy weeknight treat. What makes this recipe even more special is that the scallops are first cured in shio koji, the Japanese rice mold used to make miso. The curing process gives the…

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Grilled Peaches with Burrata and Prosciutto XO Sauce

Sweet and jammy grilled peaches and fresh burrata are slathered in an Italian inspired version of Chinese XO sauce, using prosciutto and anchovies instead of the traditional ham and dried seafood. Don’t fear the anchovies in this recipe, they simply provide additional oomph to the already heavy amounts of umami, but you won’t be able…

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Elote Pasta Salad

Just because we can now be inside with people doesn’t mean we have to! This picnic or barbecue friendly dish brings the spicy, salty, and creamy notes of Mexican street corn (elote) to an easy to prep and travel-friendly pasta salad. For more picnic and barbecue friendly dishes, click here. What is Elote? A masterclass…

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Grilled Sardines with Preserved Lemon and Pepper Relish

Grilled sardines are a classic Spanish tapas, and for good reason– they are cheap (like $2-$5 a pound), sustainable, delectably oily, and easy to punch up with different spices and flavors. A bit different than their canned counterpart, fresh sardines are often bigger and fatter, making them the perfect appetizer to tear apart with your…

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Tonkatsu Glazed Salmon with Creamy Miso Slaw

Adding to my repertoire of super easy salmon recipes, this tonkatsu glazed salmon with creamy miso slaw exceeds all my expectations for a weeknight meal: ready in about 20 minutes, healthy but still fun (enter: mayo), and uses the absolute minimum number of dishes. Tips: For 4 filets of salmon, this recipe makes enough slaw…

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One Pan Halloumi Skillet

Who can say no to fried cheese? This is the perfect end of the week, clean out the fridge kind of meal. Crispy yet gooey halloumi, lemony greens, and blistered tomatoes all sauced up in a calabrian-balsamic number that is *chefs kiss* ready under 15 minutes. Plus, you only have to clean one pan because…

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Crispy Potatoes with Minty Pea Pesto and Creme Fraiche

I used to not be a big potato person. I love french fries, but roasted potatoes always seemed boring to me. Enter, these perfect SUPER crispy on the outside creamy on the inside roast potatoes. The trick is two fold: steam roast the potatoes first to get them super soft then rough them up a…

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Spicy Coconut Milk Brined Chicken

This recipe is a perfect dairy free alternative to the buttermilk brined chicken I posted a few days ago. The coconut milk and lime juice combo penetrates the chicken to create ultra luxurious and moist meat, and the chili crisp adds some irresistibly subtle heat. Serve with lots of fresh herbs and lime wedges for…

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Impossible Beef, Kimchi, and Tofu Stew

Want a 100% plant based, vegan, dinner you can have on the table in about 15 minutes? Inspired by some of my favorite Korean kimchi and tofu soups, this easy saute is spicy, saucy, comfort and feel good food rolled into one. I love cooking with kimchi because you have salt, spice, and vegetables all…

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Kitfo Spiced Impossible Breakfast Sandos

In playing around with impossible burger meat, I found that spice is key. Living in Oakland, I am surrounded by fantastic Ethiopian restaurants and markets, and one of my all time favorite dishes is kitfo: a beef tartar laden with mitmita (a very spicy chili blend) and lots of clarified butter. So I thought, why…

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