Braised Cod in Tomato Fish Sauce Broth

When I make tomato salad, I find myself slurping up the salty tomato juice and oil mixture that remains at the bottom of the bowl. I wanted to create a soup based on this flavor profile, while still keeping it light and fresh for summer. Enter this braised cod, poached gently in an ethereally light…

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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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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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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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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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Asparagus, Basil, and Green Curry Soup

Using just a handful of ingredients, this creamy soup is plant based eating at it’s best. Don’t be scared by the word “vegan” here. This baby has tons of healthy fat in the form of coconut cream and satiating starchy potatoes, making a filling lunch sure to win over any meat/dairy lover. The green curry…

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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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Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup with Garlic Parmesan Broth

Frigid nights are no match for this super comfy cozy roasted cauliflower and leek soup! It’s incredibly savory (thanks to that garlic parmesan broth), a bit nutty, and oh so creamy. Top it with an absurd amount of dill and a big ole dollop of creme fraiche because you deserve it. Technically, there are a…

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Black Cod with Tomato Ginger Beans and Fennel Slaw

A hug in a bowl. The brothy beans are spicy and gingery, the black cod is buttery and flakey, and the herby fennel slaw has the acid needed to brighten the whole dish. Black cod, also known as sablefish, is very forgiving when it comes to cooking, making it perfect for a hard pan sear.…

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Lentil Soup with Lamb Sausage and Saffron

This lentil soup looks simple, but it’s a flavor BOMB. The broth is rich and deeply satisfying, enhanced with spices, saffron, the fat from the lamb sausage, and my new favorite secret weapon: better than bouillon mushroom stock base. Make this vegan by subbing the beef stock for vegetable stock and omitting the lamb sausage.…

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Dashi and black vinegar beef stew

This stew takes my favorite combo – dashi and black vinegar – to a new level. It’s an umami bomb—beefy, tangy, mildly smoky, and tongue prickly because of the yuzu kosho (fermented yuzu zest and chili). If you can’t find black vinegar or yuzu kosho near you, try ordering from Oakland local small business umami…

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Easy seafood stew in lobster cognac broth

Every country has a version of seafood stew for a reason— it’s delicious, it stretches a modest amount of fish into a meal for many, and it’s incredibly easy! I like to use black cod— it’s sustainable and hard to overcook— but really any combo of whitefish and shellfish will do. Don’t pass on the…

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