Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients: 10 ounces (290g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped 7 ounces (200g) butter, salted or unsalted, cut into pieces 5 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup (200g) sugar unsweetened cocoa powder, for preparing the cake pan Preheat the oven to 350F (175C). Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan and dust it with…

Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Dressing

Ingredients: 2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved and rinsed in cold water ¼ cup vegetable oil Salt 4 teaspoons champagne vinegar 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup 2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter, creamy or chunky Hot sauce or chile oil (optional) 1 large navel orange 3 tablespoons dried tart cherries or cranberries, plumped in warm…

Roasted Cauliflower with Garam Masala

Ingredients 1 medium cauliflower, leaves removed and cut into 3/4-inch vertical slices neutral oil for drizzling salt and freshly-ground black pepper 1 tsp garam masala 2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee) 1/2 cup finely diced onion 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric     To make your own garam masala: 1-2 dried red chilies, stemmed and broken in…

Carrot Soup with Tahini

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds carrots, peeled, diced or thinly sliced 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon table salt, plus more if needed Pinch of Aleppo pepper or red pepper flakes 4 cups vegetable broth 3 tablespoons (25…

Roasted Green Beans with Harissa

Ingredients: 1 pound fresh green beans 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons harissa paste Salt and freshly-ground black pepper 2 tablespoons sliced almonds Preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the upper position. Wash, thoroughly dry, and trim the ends off the beans. In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil…

Cuban Roasted Pineapple Salad

Ingredients: 2 bunches watercress One pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into four 1-inch thick slices 1 tablespoon sugar 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar or fresh lime juice 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 avocados 1 small red onion,…

Sugar Buns

For the dough: ¼ cup warm water ½ cup milk, at room temperature 1 large egg, at room temperature and lightly beaten 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting ¾ cup whole wheat bread flour 2 ¼ teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup (8…