This incredibly simple dessert is my version of the Italian classic, crema al mascarpone. It's a breeze to whip together, and makes an elegant end to any meal. A dusting of cocoa is a lovely, simple garnish, but this dessert also is a wonderful base for fresh fruit, shaved chocolate, and toasted nuts. Get creative!
This bean salad is what I think of as an "instant classic." With a strong amount of lemon and plenty of fresh herbs, the savory and creamy beans and silky avocado manage to be both cozy and refreshing. Wonderful as a side during grilling season, but also a great as a main event, topped with a poached egg and scooped up with crusty bread.
Nutty bulgur is rounded out perfectly with a classic combination of mint and dill, then further lifted with a squeeze of fresh lemon. The spiced crispy chickpeas are an easy way to level-up any dish, and come together easily while the bulgur cooks. The perfect summer side or easy-breezy main course!
This simple and easy crust will make your buttery, tender pastry dreams come true. It comes together easily and quickly, and can be used with any recipe, from rustic savory galettes to perfectly crimped pies.
Huevos Rotos gets a cute upgrade as a 1-skillet breakfast hash. A homemade chorizo flavored salt blend adds extra oomph to the well-browned potatoes and keeps this meal vegetarian. Perfect for breakfast or brunch, but also a great weeknight dinner idea.
This Sardinian sausage ragù is close to perfect: glossy, richly flavored sauce, juicy morsels of sausage, fresh basil, and a hint of saffron. Vegetarian as written, but easy to swap in pork!
Tender roasted cauliflower steaks are made even more delicious with a salsa macha-inspired cashew sauce. It has brightness from fresh cilantro and lime, smoky heat from chipotles, and buttery crunch from roasted cashews.
The flavors of these juicy little meatballs are inspired by cravings after browsing one of my favorite cookbooks, Vietnamese Food Any Day by Andrea Nguyen. The savory and complex flavors are balanced with bright clear pops of fresh herbs and lemongrass. Enjoy them tucked into a sandwich, as lettuce cups, or atop a salad!
A cousin of salsa macha, this salsa has brightness from fresh cilantro and lime, gentle smoky heat from chipotles, and buttery crunch from roasted cashews. It plays beautifully with pretty much anything, from cauliflower steaks, to tacos, to avocado toast. A satisfying and easy way to boost any weeknight meal!
The tomato-based sauce is savory and bright, pairing perfectly with your favorite toppings in tacos or burritos, or atop a green salad.
This bean fritter recipe is a tidy little formula that will help you satisfy almost any flavor or texture craving. It's designed to be a stress-free, simple, crunchy, fritter that is tasty as-is AND easy to customize.
This salad really checks all the boxes for texture and bold flavor. Thin slices of crisp-crunchy zucchini, juicy chopped tomato, creamy feta, and bouncy pearl couscous--there's a little bit of everything!
Technically a citronette, this bold lemon-based dressing is an easy way to add quick flavor to any meal. Excellent as a salad dressing, but particularly good with grain or pasta salads, drizzled over roasted or grilled veggies, and even swirled into soups just before serving.
The simple secret to this salad is using the brine from a jar of pickled jalapeños in the dressing. It adds the necessary acidity, while also adding extra flavor without too much more heat! This can easily pair with any number of main courses, but thanks to the grains it can stand alone as a whole meal, too.
Using the brine from a jar of pickled jalapeños is a quick and delicious way to infuse an extra kick of flavor into your salads. It has a bit of heat, but is still very mild.
A quick and delicious tomato salad, easily customizable by switching up the herbs and spices. The powerhouse flavors make even wimpy winter tomatoes taste good!
This dish of Spanish-style simmered vegetables is the ultimate way to take advantage of summer produce. The super-savory veggies are perfect with a loaf of crusty bread and an ice-cold glass of rosé. Don't forget the nutty Manchego cheese!
An incredibly simple salad of marinated sliced cucumbers. An excellent side for poached salmon brunch, stuffed in pita with falafel, or with anything from the grill.
A simple salad of leafy greens that relies heavily on fresh herbs instead of lettuce. Your gateway into the flexible and fabulous world of herb salads!
This simple and classic tortilla española is an elegant addition to any gathering. It's delicious at any temperature, making it an easy make-ahead option both for entertaining and nestling into lunchboxes throughout the week.
The perfect bright accompaniment to deeply savory dishes, especially if they came from the grill or the fryer. Easy to whip up, and easy to customize based on accompanying dishes (or your mood!).
This quick weeknight meal was heavily inspired by Mussakhan, a Palestinian dish of spiced chicken and onions, doused in the fruity tang of sumac. In this version, tender mushrooms make an excellent, savory vehicle for the rich blend of spices, and fresh herbs make everything pop.
This sausage and mushroom ragù is the ultimate weeknight comfort food. It's meaty, nostalgic, and...vegetarian! Vegan and meat options provided, so you can follow your carb-loving bliss.
A rustic and hearty bowl of beans gets dressed up with tomato, tender fennel, and fresh greens. Serve with crusty bread or fresh rolls to mop up every drop. For even more coziness, top with a poached egg.
This is an incredibly easy-to-make cake, with a tender crumb that is packed with citrus flavor. Perfect with coffee for breakfast/brunch, with tea for a snack, or as a crowd-pleasing dessert.
Buttery, tender, fluffy, utterly delicious. What more is there to say? Bake with confidence. Eat with reckless abandon.
Cooking pearl couscous like risotto makes a perfect, creamy foundation for a fried egg, tangy yogurt, harissa, and a shower of fresh herbs. And don't forget that finishing swirl of olive oil!
This herby frittata is a cozy and delicious way to use up any odds and ends of pasta kicking around in your pantry. Packed with nutty Gruyere and fresh herbs, it has a very Alpine, "après-ski" flair. Serve it as-is or pair it with a simple salad with toasted nuts to feed a crowd.
Summer in a bowl: fresh zucchini, vibrant fresh herbs, nutty shaved cheese, and crunchy toasted almonds.
A scaled down version of my favorite almond cake. Gluten-free.
Ripe summer plums star in this quick and delicious free-form tart, featuring a simple Italian pastry crust laced with citrus and fennel.
A simple and comforting combination of tender braised green beans and potatoes, in a savory tomato sauce.
Incredibly easy and absolutely delicious, this is perhaps my favorite almond cake ever. And it just happens to be gluten-free!
Simple and forgiving, the cookie-like texture of this Italian pastry dough makes the perfect buttery base for fruit tarts, free-form crostatas, and savory bakes.