Blistered Green Beans with Walnut Vinaigrette

We received a truly astonishing quantity of green beans from our farmshare in August and September. This is how we ate them for weeks and we didn’t get tired of it! Green Beans are not in season here in November, but I like to have them at Thanksgiving. This recipe would make a great Thanksgiving dish. It is very fast and easy to make.

Fish Braised in Tomato and Simple Homemade Thai Curry Paste

It’s time to make this dish.  There are so many ripe tomatoes today, but they will be gone before we know it.  Make this dish with all of the tomatoes that you have purchased in a moment of tomato hoarding, or that have arrived in your farmshare.  Make this dish before your tomato stockpile starts…

Miso Butter Broiled Cauliflower

Well it’s finally snowing in New York.  Here is a proper, healthy, no fuss winter dish.  If you are someone who makes Asian food on a regular basis, you will have all of these ingredients in your pantry, so you can make it without running around in the snow.  This is another recipe that I…

Cauliflower Almond Turmeric Soup

In the summer, I was contacted by an editor at The Guardian who wanted to use my recipe for Sticky Boozy Chocolate Plum Pudding Cake in their 10 Best Plum Recipes article.  I was very, very excited.  It took a couple of months for the article to come out, and while I was waiting I’ll…

Four more weird and delicious pestos

In celebration of tender green things and the spring time, I like to make pesto.  Also, I tend to be very busy in the Spring and pesto is a fast way to add a homemade touch to quick food.  I am not actually a big fan of the classic basil and pine nut pesto.  I…

Pro snacking for lazy yet well-intentioned students

I’m studying biology right now (well I was until taking a break to write this blog post) and snacking on a delicious hummus and yam sandwich. Truth is I have a better diet when I’m sharing meals with others. When it’s just for me I find the best trick is to stock my fridge and…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Sweet Lime Sriracha Sauce

As I have mentioned before, I am not much of a deep fry cook.  I like deep-fried food, but I leave it to the experts.   The food that I deep fry ends up burnt on the outside and raw in the middle,  or it’s cooked through, but soggy with oil.  I know,  I am…

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You can’t fool children, and there are only so many times you can feed them sprouts…

Chilled Avocado Soup/ Last Minute Cold Soup Roundup

The weather has been a weirdly beautiful this  August in NYC.  We only had a few weeks of unbearable heat and humidity (back in July).  August has been sunny and not too hot and only occasionally a little bit muggy.   It has not been the kind of weather that demands cold soup    I…