Radicchio Salad with Balsamic, Chili Crisp, and Black Garlic

I’ve made a lot of recipes over the years, and but this may be my favorite. Radicchio is tossed is a sumptuous mixture of balsamic vinegar, chili crisp, and black garlic, resulting in a sticky sweet and deeply savory glaze that perfectly balances radicchio’s bitterness. Did I mention its vegan and gluten free? Recipe Notes…

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Roasted Maitakes with Gochujang Butter

These gochujang and butter roasted maitakes pack some serious wow factor as a vegetarian dinner centerpiece. Due to maitake’s loose structure, the craggy fronds get crisp and deeply caramelized, while the stems remain lusciously tender and buttery. This has quickly become a house favorite, as it’s easy to throw together, while boasting some serious funky-umami…

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Charred Spring Veg with Miso Butter and Chili Crisp Panko

Spring is in the air! Spring onions and radishes are charred then tossed in a savory miso butter and topped with spicy chili crisp breadcrumbs. Recipe Notes You could certainly use asparagus or another spring veg of your choice here, just note that cooking times bay be different.

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Simmered Squash with Pickled Pine Nuts and Chili Oil

We all love a roasted squash dish in the winter, but this recipe is here to prove that simmered squash, in all its soft, comforting glory, deserves a spot at your dinner table. I was inspired to embrace mushy squash after having an incredible banchan from Joodooboo in Oakland: winter squash simmered in anchovy dashi.…

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Charred Cabbage with Buttermilk Feta Dressing and Toasted Hazelnuts

I love a good knife and fork salad, and this charred cabbage with buttermilk feta dressing and toasted hazelnuts exceeds all my wintery salad dreams. It’s both fresh and hearty, making it seasonally appropriate but also a wonderful way to break up the richness of whatever stew or roast meat you serve it with.  Recipe…

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Celery and Radicchio Salad with Dates, Pine Nuts, and Parm

This is my favorite crunchy winter salad. In fact, it  may be my favorite all time salad. Here, I combine salad tips and tricks I have learned over the past few years: the wonder that is the Via Carota salad dressing (Nytimes), the magic of combining celery and dates (Bon Appetit), and the fact that…

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Radish Salad with Citrus Walnut Vinaigrette

Are you in dire need of something vegetal after your thanksgiving feast? Enter, this vitamin-rich, supremely satisfying, salad. It’s got crisp radishes, briny ricotta salata, peppery microgreens, little pomegranate seed jewels, and a super mustardy citrus walnut vinaigrette

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Super Herby Lamb and Wild Rice Soup

This lamb and wild rice soup is piquant and refreshing, thanks to the addition of fresh herbs, seranno chilies, and lots of lime. Why this recipe works: Adding in the herb/garlic/chili mixture at the very end maintains the freshness of the ingredients. Cooking and storing the rice separately keeps it from getting soggy. Cumin and…

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Honeynut Squash Soup with Spiced Cream

Honeynut squash, butternut’s tinier and more intensely flavorsome cousin, makes this fall classic soup even better. What’s a honeynut squash? Developed by Chef Dan Barber, of Blue Hill at Stone Barns fame, and plant geneticist Michael Mazourek, this palm sized gourd boasts a more concentrated flavor profile than the butternut squash because of its reduced…

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Celery Salad with Pecorino and Togarashi

Celery is easily one of the most underrated vegetables out there, and this celery salad is here to prove otherwise. It’s ⅓ of the classic french mirepoix, which adds a vegetal note to so many classic stews and soups. The stems can be eaten raw or cooked, and the leaves can be used as an…

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Black Bean Soup with Sichuan Peppercorns and 5 Spice

This black bean soup is a distant cousin of the classic tex-mex standard. Plump beans float in a thick and heavenly broth, spiced heavily with tingly Sichuan peppercorns and Chinese 5 spice. Top with togarashi and creme fraiche (or avocado) for a filling and easily vegan supper for a slow rainy Sunday. Sichuan Peppercorns –…

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Roasted Garlic, Mushroom, and Onion Soup

What do you get when you cross french onion, cream of mushroom, and 40 clove garlic soup? This baby is packed with roasted garlic, toasty mushrooms, and caramelized shallot flavor, and the classic french onion cheesy topping takes it to the next level.  Trust the process and don’t rush This isn’t a “get dinner on…

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