Pea & Chickpea Salad

My wife regularly makes a Southern salad using canned peas, and I regularly make variants since it's such an easy prep. This time we had an open ca...

Ohitashi

Here's another dish from my childhood and one of my favorite ways to eat spinach in warm weather. A light blanch, chill, then soak (ohitashi お浸し me...

Crispy Baked Wings

I love chicken wings but don’t always have time or the desire to deep fry them. This simple recipe is easy to make in the oven or on the grill, an...

Sabich Burgers with Peach Amba

We’re big on Meatless Monday’s in my house so I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to feed my family. Eggplants make a great substitute ...

Sour Cream Drop Biscuits

Drop biscuits are a classic Southern quick bread. I use sour cream and butter in place of lard and milk. They're incredibly easy to make even if yo...

Shabazi Michelada

Beer? yes. Mezcal? yes! Shabazi? Oh yes! One of my favorite long drinks for a warm spring afternoon.   

Avocado Zhug

I've been regularly making zhug, which you may also know as zahawiq, ever since I first had it with a Yemeni friend more than 20 years ago. In an o...

Enchiladas Suizas

My wife and I started making this dish years ago, and it's always a crowd pleaser. The acidity of the tomatillos and sour cream work beautifully t...

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a great condiment to keep in the fridge. The fact that it's hot, sour, salty, sweet, and bitter makes it extremely versatile, and ...

Guacamole

For me guacamole is at its finest when it is simple. Just a bit of spice, salt, and crunch allows the delicate flavor and opulent texture of avocad...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Depending on the type of chocolate you use, sometimes the top gets all crackly and shiny, like a really good brownie. It’s also relatively foolproo...

Lamb Burgers

I adore lamb, and often make burgers at home. One of the things I love about lamb is how it can stand up to other strong flavors. Enter assertive a...