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Larb

While we’re on the topic of salad, and non-traditional salads at that, let’s talk about larb. Have you had larb yet? Because, besides the unfortunate-sounding English name, it’s totally worth eating, and then eating again. It’s that kind of good.

Tabouli Cauliflower

Is it too soon to talk about cauliflower? New Year’s resolutions often involve healthy eating and fresh starts but it is only January 1. It’s a day for hangovers – both food and alcohol – and resting from the holiday festivities. But if you’re interested in something with less booze and more vitamins then cauliflower…

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Puttanesca Sauce

When it comes to comforting meals, a bowl of pasta hits pretty high up on the list. But I’ve realized that the real joy is not the noodles – unless they’re homemade in which case, stand back – it’s the sauce. I will eat good homemade pasta sauce with a spoon. And by “good” and…

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Sweet-Sour Caramelized Alliums

Onions and shallots are the runner-up of the vegetable world. They’re always there but rarely get to take center stage. The closest it gets in French onion soup and even then the onion flavor competes with the broth. French onion soup is a great dish in itself but it’s time to let alliums take a…

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Meatballs

Up until a year ago, I was getting a few pounds of ground meat a month through our monthly meat CSA which means I needed something to do with a few pounds of ground meat. What I did was spend a lot of time making meatballs. There are no Italian grandmothers in my past and…

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