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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The Best Roast Chicken with Chicken Fat Potatoes

There are a million and one recipes for “the best” roast chicken. Over the past few years, I have tried a lot of them, and this guide combines my favorite techniques to form, in my opinion, the best of the best. A little buttermilk brine ala Samin Nosrat, spatchcocking the bird and making a backbone…

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Turkey and Eggplant Meatballs

With kale, yogurt, and pomegranate I love tangy dried spices, and this recipe uses two of my favorites: sumac and ground omani black lime. The omani lime adds some funky citrus notes to the turkey meatballs, and the sumac provides some bright fruitless to the yogurt sauce. Even better, the meatballs stay super moist thanks…

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Banh Mi Inspired Shrimp Salad Toasts

I love banh mi and I love New England shrimp rolls, so why not a combo of the two? This dish features some of my favorite flavors of a banh mi–buttered bread, crisp pickled carrot and daikon, lots of cilantro and jalapeño–while still making saucy shrimp salad the star. This recipe is pretty flexible, so…

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Curried Tomato Chicken Skillet

Ok, boneless skinless chicken breast is NEVER a first choice for me, but this is seriously the easy weeknight dinner of my dreams! It’s healthy, satiating (lots of protein and a little cream for fat), uses ONE PAN, and gives off low key tikka masala vibes with minimal effort. The trick is pounding the breasts…

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Spicy Tamarind Salmon with Coconut Wok Fried Cabbage

Need an go-to healthy dinner packed with flavor? How about one that’s easily weeknightable but also stunning enough to impress a crowd? Tamarind is one of my favorite ingredients and it does double duty here– bringing tartness to the salmon marinade as well as sweetness to the sticky peanut crunch. Tips: This recipe can easily…

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Beef and Chard Stir Fry with Berbere and Toasted Couscous

Stir frying is a great technique that doesn’t need to be reserved for strictly asian flavors. Here, beef and chard are stir fried with pine nuts, lemon, and lots of north african spices. Served on top of toasted pearl couscous with apricots and oregano, it’s a balanced and easy high protein dinner. Tips: This recipe…

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Feta and Leek Scarpinocc

There’s a new feta pasta in town! These delicate pasta parcels are stuffed with feta, ricotta, and caramelized leeks, and are swimming in unctuous brown butter, toasty pine nuts, and herbs. Scarpinocc stems from the word scarpa, which means shoe, as these shapes are meant to resemble the italian wooden clogs of yore. Traditionally they…

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Roasted Mushroom Kale Caesar

with avocado and focaccia croutons Here’s my philosophy on salads: If you are going to eat a salad for dinner, put some fat and carbs in it! Fat is delicious and satiating and ensures you aren’t hungry again in an hour, and this salad has creamy avocado and decadent homemade caesar dressing (hail to the…

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Lemony Spaghetti with Crab and Tarragon

I’m not going to call this a carbonara because I don’t have a death wish, BUT you do make the creamy lemony sauce by tempering eggs with parmesan and pasta water… so I guess we can settle on carbonara-esque. I wanted to put the flavors of crab and hollandaise into pasta form, and thus this…

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Seared Scallops over Saffron Couscous Salad with Citrus Olive Vinaigrette

This is my ideal healthy meal. It’s got a good balance of satiating fat, carbs, lots of greens, and some lean protein. Succulent scallops, briny and bright olive vinaigrette, toasty saffron couscous, and wilty spinach and herbs — I’m getting hungry again just thinking about it! If you are intimidated by searing scallops, fear not!…

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Lazy Wonton Soup with Spring Veg

To clarify, this is not wonton soup. Sometimes you want the flavors of wonton soup, without the fuss of shaping wontons, and that’s where this bad boy comes in. Porky meatballs (aka wonton filling), simmered in delicious broth, and finished with lots of green veg (because..vitamins). Go on, flourish, and be lazy when you need…

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