True to its name, this recipe was born as my best friend and I sat on her kitchen floor hungrily peering through the oven window waiting for our dinner to roast.
During one of our favorite dinners, we were served a side of coconut jicama slaw. Light and crunchy, it was dressed with just lime juice and fish sauce. I had about four sizeable servings before I realized it wouldn’t be that hard to make at home. So, here you have it!
The dressing. It’s magic. Just trust me. This salad can be amended to accommodate any dietary restriction or preference without losing its goodness. Just don't skimp on the dressing.
I created this gem of a recipe last November and have been waiting to share it with you: homemade crispy fried onions. Delicious on their own, but even better over green beans. This Thanksgiving, don’t serve mushy green beans, swimming in a pool of canned mushroom soup.
With three ingredients and one step, it couldn't be easier. And the unexpected part? The entire orange goes in, including the peel. But with a touch of sugar, the sweetness balances any potential bitterness. It beats any store-bought cranberry sauce out there and will elevate your turkey.
Bread salad. It’s a thing. And if you’re feeling fancy, you can refer to it as panzanella. It’s an excellent way to use stale bread and a fast, satisfying contribution to an end-of-summer picnic.
You’ll feel a little dangerous making this recipe—an open fire, a pair of tongs, and one juicy red bell pepper just waiting to be charred.
I love recipes that create zero waste, like these roasted carrots drizzled with a pesto made from carrot leaves instead of basil (buh-bye half-consumed-wilted-container of basil).
I made my first batch of pickled onions a few months ago and haven’t been able to stop. The jar sits in my fridge, and I just grab a little forkful for tacos, salads, nachos, even avocado toast. They add the prettiest pop of pink.
There’s a lot to love about elotes, or Mexican street corn. Think grilled corn on the cob fancied up with lime juice, chile powder, and cotija cheese. But, this dish posed two problems for me. First, I don’t have a grill. Second, I really dislike one of the main ingredients: mayonnaise.
The contrast between the tart grapefruit and sweet, caramelized sugar is magic. Drizzle with homemade balsamic reduction for a show-stopping dish.
I love the combination of lemon, Parmesan, and cracked pepper with this asparagus salad, but there are lots of other flavors you can try: sun dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, mozzarella, or even chopped pistachios.
This roasted delicata squash is so festive, ridiculously simple, and tastes so buttery and rich you’d think it was bad for you.
Recently at a backyard picnic, I was trading English lessons for French lessons with a 14-year-old boy, when he asked a great question: Why do Americans call French fries French fries?