Chili Con Queso (vegan)

Chili Con Queso (vegan)

Although I'm not vegan, I love the challenge of coming up with plant-based versions of junk food. Whether it's Better ...

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How to Peel Tomatoes

How to Peel Tomatoes

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and wondered how the raw cherry tomatoes lack their normally tough skin, or how their pasta sauces are free of the curled filaments ...

Spring Onion Risotto

Spring Onion Risotto

With fava beans and a ton of sweet spring onions added in at the end, this risotto embodies one of my favorite seasons. Pair it with some Lemon Pepper Chicken ...

Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing)

Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing)

My first experience with Cong You Bing (葱油饼), or scallion pancakes was in Shanghai a number of years ago. I was staying in one of the city's first boutique hotels, ...

Insalata Sushi

Insalata Sushi

I know this might sound like a crazy combination, but tomatoes, prosciutto, basil and white balsamic make for a fun new take on the classic Japanese chirashi sushi. Head over ...

Best Pico De Gallo

Best Pico De Gallo

When made properly, Pico De Gallo is a fabulous condiment that not only adds color and texture to a dish, it can add a breath of freshness to a heavy ...

Penne all'Arrabbiata

Penne all'Arrabbiata

Today I'm going to share with you the secret to making any pasta sauce taste better, along with a recipe for a delicious Sugo all'Arrabbiata. It's a pasta that takes ...

Fennel Chicken

Fennel Chicken

By braising fennel together with chicken and wine, the fennel not only acts as a vegetable but as an herb and garnish, imparting a sweet anise flavor that transforms the ...

Hash Browned Chicken

Hash Browned Chicken

I'm pretty sure I may have mentioned once or twice that fried chicken is one of my favorite foods of all time. There's something fundamentally satisfying about the textural contrast ...