Crispy Cauliflower, Capers, and Almonds

The caramelized flavor of cauliflower is addicting. Paired with crispy, briny fried capers, fresh herbs, crunchy toasted almond slivers, simple cau...

Mango with Salt and Chili

All over the world mango with salt and chili is a refreshing and beloved snack.  The mild salinity in black salt paired with the sunny chili flavor...

Fresh Ricotta and Swiss Chard

This is one of my at home favorite appetizers.  Warm from the pan or prepared ahead and chilled, it's a great beginning to the table while you open...

Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Chili Oil with Lemon and Garlic is a great medium for cooking with flavor.  I like baby cauliflower (it can also be called Caulilini or Chinese cau...

Chili Oil Three Ways

There are so many amazing ways to enjoy chilies. You can have them fresh or fried, ground or whole, flakes or powder. And they're delicious in a wi...

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. ...

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish tortilla is a great thing to make for parties, but also perfect for dinner or a simple snack. And since it’s equally delicious served hot o...

End of Summer Salad

I love this time of year here in Brooklyn. Summer vegetables abound, and fresh herbs and radishes are returning now that the heat has died down. Th...

Radicchio with Zaatar and Olive

Grilled or pan roasted radicchio get a roasted flavor while remaining crisp.   

Green Olive Saffron Gremolata

Green olive and saffron make a great condiment supported by the green chili flavor of jalapeño peppers.  Rounding out with olive oil and lemon zest...

Grilled Salmon

I love cooking salmon on a grill because the size of the cooking surface allows you to cook a whole fillet at once. I have a few tricks that ensure...

Penang Coconut Curry Eggplant

Eggplant and herbs in a fragrant Penang Coconut Curry sauce with hot rice or crispy baguette – make extra so you have some for lunch the next day.