Pan-fried beans and greens

Ingredients: 1/2 bunch (6 ounces) dinosaur kale or lacinato kale, stems removed 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 big handfuls of cooked large white beans 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon allspice Generous pinch red pepper flakes…

Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved through the stem  1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons honey 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce Place a rimmed baking sheet in the oven and heat to 400°F. Place the…

Egg and Asparagus Sandwiches

Ingredients: 1/2 a bunch of asparagus spears (about 15-20 spears), trimmed 2 small baguettes 2 eggs, hard boiled 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons diced red onion 2 tablespoons French mustard 1/4 cup red wine vinegar lemon juice to taste fresh dill salt and pepper Prep eggs, asparagus, and onion. Place onion in a small…

Macarons

Ingredients: 212 grams almond meal 212 grams confectioners’ sugar 82 and 90 grams egg whites, divided 236 grams granulated sugar, plus a pinch 158 grams water Buttercream or ganache, for filling Preheat the oven to 350˚ F and place a rack in the middle of the oven.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a…

Indian-spiced Squash Soup with Crispy Quinoa

Ingredients: 2 pounds whole squash 1 shallot 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon curry powder 1/2 tablespoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups vegetable broth 1/2 cup coconut milk For the garnish: Fresh cilantro and crispy quinoa For the quinoa: 1/4 cup almonds 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa,…

Eggplant Caviar

Ingredients: 1 eggplant, about 1 pound Half a large tomato or one Roma 2 garlic cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt Few grinds of black pepper 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick the eggplant all over with a fork, and roast on a foil-lined baking sheet until soft,…

Indian Chili Chicken

Ingredients: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (6 to 8 smallish ones) 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce, plus extra if required Ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 teaspoon bouillon powder (or 1/2 a stock cube) 1 to 2 tablespoons neutral cooking oil 1-inch piece ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 to 2…