Lemon & Artichoke Paella

To get all the pleasure of artichokes without the pain of preparing spiky fresh ones, I pop open a can. Of course, fresh artichokes taste, well, fr...

Sweet Spicy Pork Shoulder

Caramelized with a little kick, the sweet spicy pork shoulder is slow roasted to tender richness.  Pair it with rice, lettuce wraps, scallion panca...

Root Vegetables with Orange and Silan

I love vegetable salads with both roasted and raw vegetables.  I made an easy vinaigrette with orange and silan to toss through this dish to add sa...

Salmon with Winter Salsa

I know you can get passable tomatoes in the wintertime nowadays, but I guess it's hard to break some old habits so I almost never buy them. Simply ...

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...

Sangarita

Here's my ode to a dear departed hangout that used to serve these, Rocking Horse Cafe in Chelsea (RIP). I make a sangria syrup using our Reims blen...

Mini Kebabs

Full of herbs and spices, these mini kebab patties (or kefte) are a delicious crowd pleaser. We chose Pasha for this one as it really brings brigh...

Crumb-Crusted Smoky Pork Chops

Similar to schnitzel, these pork chops have a lighter crunchy crust, smoky with pimenton, hot with Aleppo pepper, and aromatic with coriander.

Winter Avocado Toast

I grew up in California and this was a regular food for us, and fairly inexpensive during avocado season. Nowadays avocado time is pretty much anyt...

Hot Pot and Sauces

Hot pot is fun and delicious. I love the versatility of the broth, the array of vegetables, the paper-thin variety of proteins, extras like wide no...

Pasha Roasted Chicken

There could never be enough chicken recipes. I know I've said it before but roasted chicken is a staple at our table.  Pasha has a well-rounded ble...

Sesame dressing

I love sesame in all of its forms and this dressing is a home staple for me.  I use it as a dipping sauce, a sauce to slather onto roasted sweet po...