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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Ginger scallion soup with soba, tofu, and mushrooms

I love ginger scallion sauce– so I wanted to try to make that the base for a really delicious and nourishing soba noodle soup. You start by making an “abridged” ginger scallion sauce with less oil than traditionally used (this helps it blend better with the broth). Normally, I would make the sauce with a…

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Perfect carrot soup

I’m not going to lie, this recipe changes every time based on what I have available. Don’t be afraid to improvise! The key trick here is to cook your onions really low and slow– this helps build flavor. Serves 6 Ingredients Olive oil for sauteing 1 onion- chopped 2 small leeks, heads removed and sliced…

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