Sardines & Toast

When you have the right spices and tins in your pantry a tasty meal is just minutes away. This is a frequent meal for me during the week when I wan...

Spring Sauces!

Mid-April is an uncertain time. Vegetables and fruits are beginning to appear at market but who knows when or how many. The weather can vary wildly...

Lablebi

Lablebi, sometimes also transliterated as lablabi, is a Tunisian chickpea stew often eaten for breakfast. I hadn't had any in a long time (the firs...

Espelette Salmon Tartare

My version combines radishes (which have a delightful crunch and are less pungent than winter onions), Mexican avocados (at the tail end of peak se...

Salmon Sashimi

Growing up with a Japanese mother I never ate salmon raw, now I know what I was missing! Simply sliced with a deft hand (a skill worth practicing),...

Daikon no Nimono

This is a perfect way to serve in-season daikon radish as a delicious appetizer. The recipe can be made vegan depending on what kind of stock you u...

Oysters

Oysters are something my wife and I often enjoy at home. They are easy, healthy, and feel special, especially with a few spices. My son Max is not ...

Chili Oil with Lemon and Garlic

This chili oil is a quick and easy one.  By adding excellent Espelette, fresh lemon zest, and perfectly dried garlic slices, the oil slowly infuses...

Ozōni 

Here is my take on a dish I grew up eating with my brother and mom back home in San Francisco. Nowadays with a young son I don’t always have time ...

Pasta Puttanesca

This is an easy and quick weeknight meal that's mostly pantry ingredients. It's ready in about a half hour, and is also perfect as a blank canvas f...

Mini Skillet Meatloaves

I grew up eating my parents' ideas of what American food was. This included a meatloaf that was loosely based on the Joy of Cooking recipe, but cou...

10 Minute Ratatouille

One of my favorite vegetable dishes! A great way to use slightly bruised or very ripe veggies, and it is ready in no time.