Chicken and White Bean Soup

Simply simmering a spice blend into store-bought chicken broth instantly turns it into a deeply flavorful soup. A mix of canned white beans and shr...

Cranberry Gin Fizz

This gin cocktail uses a spiced cordial I make from cranberries (it's an older recipe from 2017!). The Sri Lanka blend lends great depth, and makes...

Za’atar Roasted Chicken With Lemons & Olives

Za’atar refers to both the dried leaves of the za’atar plant as well as a blend made with those leaves, sumac, and sesame seeds. Here I start with ...

Sesame-Roasted Fish

An already crackly spice crust gets more crunch from whole sesame seeds here. The funkiness of preserved lemons, together with black olives,  gives...

Cara Coquito

I've heard this drink referred to as Puerto Rican eggnog a lot, but based on how I was taught to make it I think that's a misnomer. My version invo...

Stuffed Shells with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

These stuffed shells are just a few simple steps (and few pantry ingredients) away from a warm and creamy dish of inside warming, savory goodness. ...

Crab & Artichoke Dip

Growing up in California I always awaited those brief months when the Dungeness crab and artichoke seasons overlapped. This dish is my effort to re...

Pomegranate Chicken with Sweet Potato and Arugula

The sheetpan dinner is an easy set it and forget it meal with minimal cleanup and maximum delicious results.

Shabazi Potato Wedges

This is one of my favorite quick recipes to make for a side dish or appetizer. It can be made in advance and reheated before serving. You can sprin...

Seafood Chowder

Dress it up with nice china and a silver spoon served as a seafood course with a buttery wine or get cozy with a big bowl, sitting crisscross in a ...

Coconut-Cilantro Chicken Soup

Creamy coconut milk gives this soup a luxurious richness, and fish sauce adds a savory depth. A Southeast Asian–inspired blend of cilantro, lemongr...

Hummus and Lemon Tartine

I love making quick and simple tartines that are a fancy name for an open faced sandwich. The particular one makes a great breakfast dish or snack...