Vietnamese pomelo salad

Vietnamese pomelo salad

This salad is the perfect combination of sweet, sour, spicy, savory.  I had it during my first trip to Vietnam – it’s perfect for a…

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Nectarine, beet, and blue cheese salad

Nectarine, beet, and blue cheese salad

You wouldn’t think it, but nectarines, beets, and blue cheese are delicious together.  The almonds sautéed in butter are the icing on the cake.  Adapted…

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Savory tomato and bread salad

Savory tomato and bread salad

This makes a great fresh summer salad, for when the most flavorful tomatoes are available.  If you want extra punch, add more anchovies to the…

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Braised bok choy

Braised bok choy

This recipe makes a sweet, syrupy sauce that makes you want to eat it by the spoon.  Use fresh bok choy that have firm stalks. …

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Spicy green bean, cucumber, and tomato salad

Spicy green bean, cucumber, and tomato salad

This recipe is inspired by a recent trip to Vietnam – it’s an attempt to combine the crunchiness of green beans and cucumbers with the…

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Japanese one-pot udon soup

Japanese one-pot udon soup

This is a surprisingly simple and delicious soup.  Don’t be fooled by the long-ish list of ingredients – everything is done in one pot, making…

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Quick pickles

Quick pickles

I like making these pickles, which are pretty sweet, as an accompaniment to summer dishes.  Adapted from Smitten Kitchen. Ingredients 2 large seedless cucumbers, cut very…

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Watermelon, feta, and mint salad

Watermelon, feta, and mint salad

This is one of my favorite summer salads – the freshness of the watermelon and mint is perfectly balanced by the tanginess of the feta. …

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Pasta with bitter greens and breadcrumbs

Pasta with bitter greens and breadcrumbs

This is a simple but delicious pasta that combines the bitterness of greens, umami of anchovy, and crunchiness of breadcrumbs. Adapted from Bon Appetit. Ingredients 2…

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Zucchini herb soup

Zucchini herb soup

This is a great way to use up extra zucchini, that combines the freshness of the vegetable and herbs like dill and parsley.  The soup turns…

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