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…

Mushrooms and Greens with Toast

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 pounds mixed mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed and torn into bite size pieces 2 thick slices bread from a large, crusty loaf 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar red pepper flakes, to taste Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 ounces…

Chocolate Cinnamon Meringues

Ingredients: 3/4 cup plus 7 teaspoons (180 grams) granulated sugar 3 large egg whites, at room temperature (about 1/3 cup plus 4 teaspoons, or 100 grams) 1/4 teaspoon molasses 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 390°F and adjust oven rack to middle position. Line a…

Pork Shoulder Ragu

Ingredients: 2 to 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast, tied with twine if there are any loose pieces 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small pat butter 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, with juice 1 cup red wine 5 sprigs fresh thyme 5 sprigs fresh oregano Generous pinch of fennel seeds 1 tablespoon hot sauce…