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Spicy Kohl Slaw

2 medium-large bulbs kohlrabi, cut into matchsticks1 baby cucumber, spiralized1 baby yellow squash, spiralized1 baby zucchini, spiralized1/4 cup rice vinegar2-3 tablespoons shichimi togarashi Directions:Place all ingredients in a medium bowl, toss to evenly distribute all ingredients. Show More Summary

Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles and Lemon-Garlic Butter

A couple of years ago, I had a major bumper crop of zucchini. I found a million ways to eat it and cook with it, but this simple meal of shrimp with zucchini noodles and lemon-garlic butter was one I went back to again and again. Continue reading "Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles and Lemon-Garlic Butter" »

the red and black

For many Junes, this was my favorite cocktail. Yes, I realize that I sound particularly like a weird food writer person and not a person who lives among other people because most normal, sane people do not have a favorite cocktail for...Show More Summary

Oven-Roasted Salmon, Asparagus and New Potatoes

My dad pulled out a favorite recipe from his collection of decades old Food & Wine magazine to make and share with “the people on the website.” A “discussion” then ensued between the rental units for at least half an hour along the lines...Show More Summary

Apple Watch Sport Giveaway

Over the past 5 years, we've given away iPads, iPad Minis and Apple Watches. This post is sponsored by me, Steamy Kitchen! The last Apple Watch Sport was won by Carl Veaux this week. It's our way of saying thank you for being a loyal...Show More Summary

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

My mother often made these brownies on the spur of the moment. She’d see a bunch of kids in the house, and an hour later, she’d offer all of us a treat. “Let’s have a bite of brownie!” she would announce, and proceed to hand out small,...Show More Summary

broccoli rubble farro salad

I’m sorry, I know I have a broccoli rubble problem. But you see, broccoli rubble in itself was a solution to another problem and perhaps we’ve created a monster, but it’s a delicious monster. We are going to keep it. Let me rewind and explain. Show More Summary

Shrimp & Feta Recipe

I have made many versions of shrimp and feta over the years and maybe you have too. Sweet shrimp and salty feta is such a great combination and while you really don’t need a recipe to make it, this one is a particular favorite. I’ve simplified the steps—no need to saute and bake as many recipes require. Show More Summary

Pickle-Spiked Cheeseburgers

Ingredients:for the burger:1 1/4 lb 90% lean ground beef1/4 cup chopped "Hamburger" dill pickle chips1/2 medium onion, finely diced2 tablespoons horseradish deli mustard1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce4 slices Butterkäse cheesefreshly ground black pepper. Show More Summary

Chang Sensory Trails & Learning About Thai Food

If you’re looking for something fun to do this upcoming holiday weekend, I have a suggestion. Chang beer, one of the leading beers in Thailand is sponsoring Chang Sensory Trails, a free un-ticketed festival in San Francisco that focuses...Show More Summary

Spicy Grilled Chicken Tacos

We have a family motto and it is this: Everything goes better in a tortilla. Any and every kind of leftover can go inside a warm tortilla, usually with a healthy dose of pickled jalapenos. I can always sniff out a late-night snackerShow More Summary

Baked Vegetable and Cream Cheese Wontons

Making dumplings is a big tradition in my family. When I was young, my mother would wake me up early on Sunday mornings to make dumplings with her and my grandmother. We would spend an hour or two filling and shaping dumplings, and then...Show More Summary

strawberry graham icebox cake

I have expressed in the past — oh, one, two, three, four, five, or perhaps 500 times — my adoration of cakes where the layers are thin and many and you have my word that one day, I will get to all of them so please tell me about your favorite here and now. Show More Summary

Chia Pudding with Blueberries and Almonds

Have you ever tried chia seeds? They’re nutrient dense, fiber rich tiny seeds of the chia plant that expand when you soak them in liquid to something like tapioca, but with really small pearls. You can add them to smoothies for extra protein and fiber, or let them soak for a while and plump up to make an easy dairy-free pudding. Show More Summary

Chicken Breasts with Mustard Cream Sauce

This elegant dish is so easy to make, it’s almost criminal. But luckily, I don’t think anyone will get in trouble just for making really special chicken fit for anything from a weeknight meal to a dinner party — even if it does only take a half an hour. Continue reading "Chicken Breasts with Mustard Cream Sauce" »

The Basque Culinary World Prize

Do you know a chef who is making a difference? The Basque Culinary World Prize is a competition not based on the typical achievements of the kitchen and dining room, but on a ‘transformative project’ in gastronomy that has had a positive impact on society. Show More Summary

Japanese Restaurants in Honolulu Spring 2017

It’s not uncommon for restaurants and or chefs to come to Honolulu from Japan and set up shop. This phenomenon leads to a particularly exciting Japanese food scene. Here are my top picks of recently opened Japanese restaurants in Honolulu, direct from Japan, from my most recent visit. Show More Summary

Pear, Honey and Almond Cake

We really are a nation of wasters in the United Kingdom, especially when it comes to fruit.Fruit of course doesn't last too long and our first instinct when an apple or a banana gets a bit bruised and soft is to throw it away. But please...Show More Summary

potatoes anna + new cookbook preview

So, ahem [taps on microphone]… In the summer of 2014 I announced that I had not learned my lesson the first time and would be writing another cookbook. My editor and agent told me the second book always goes faster; it’s like they didn’t think I’d rise to the challenge. Show More Summary

Greek Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Up your burger game and be the hero of your next barbecue with Greek lamb burgers and homemade tzatziki! I season these lamb burgers with some of Greece’s most-loved flavors – like garlic, dried lemon peel, and oregano – before grilling...Show More Summary

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