Ceviche with Kumquats and Yuzu Kosho

Let’s talk ceviche! A seemingly intimidating dish, ceviche is actually incredibly easy to prepare at home. Here, we simply marinate chunks of firm white fish and sliced kumquats in a punchy lime-yuzu kosho mixture and finish with lots of bright crunchy vegetables. Unlike most citrus fruit, kumquat skin is entirely (and enjoyably) edible. The skins…

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Spiced Tomato Coconut Soup

Want a super flavorful soup on the table that needs only one pot and less than 10 minutes of active time? What if I told you it was also 100% vegan, despite being luxuriously creamy and satiating. Celebrate the start of tomato season with this spiced tomato coconut soup! Roasting the tomatoes first concentrates the…

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Radish Pistachio Salsa

Nothing screams summer more than the smell of grilled meat, and these grilled lamb chops with radish pistachio salsa are perfect for your next cookout. The lamb is rubbed with two of my favorite spice blends: North African ras el hanout and Middle Eastern za’atar. Made from paprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, and a long…

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Yogurty Cucumber Salad with Paprika Oil

This cucumber and radish salad is perfect for your next barbecue or potluck! Dress up crisp cucumbers and radishes with lots of dill and lemony labneh (or yogurt) and top it all with a salty paprika garlic oil. It comes together in about 15 minutes and can certainly be made in advance, just mix in…

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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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Calabrian Shrimp and Avocado Salad

If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I have a pretty big obsession with jarred Calabrian chili paste. It’s quite an incredible product: punchy and bright chili flavor with some subtle fermenty funk, all enveloped in the the most luscious spicy oil you have ever tasted. My go to brand is…

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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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5 Spice Braised Pork with Pickled Mustard Greens

Super saucy, fall-apart braised pork in a sauce laden with miso and 5 spice anyone? I fell in love with pickled mustard greens in Thailand, and they are the perfect compliment to cut through the richness of the luscious pork. Plan ahead, as your pork will need at least 3 hours to reach ultimate tenderness.…

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Strawberry, Avocado, and Radish Salad with Pistachio Sumac Vinaigrette

It’s prime strawberry season! I’ve been playing around the past few weeks with bringing strawberries into savory dishes, and finally I can say that I’ve found a winner. Crunchy radishes and creamy avocado help ground the sweet strawberries in something a bit more satiating. Top it all with tangy feta, mint, and a balsamic sumac…

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Tom Yum Glazed Carrots with Coconut Yogurt

The yogurt swoosh is probably my all time favorite plating technique, and these tom yum glazed carrots are absolutely stunning sitting atop dairy free coconut yogurt! Blend together lemongrass, lime leaves, fish sauce (or vegan fish sauce), chilies, galangal (or ginger), and some other goodies for delicious homemade tom yum paste that will last in…

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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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