Recipes

Lunch

Vietnamese Curried Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Vietnamese Curried Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

This simple chicken curry—laced with hunks of sweet potato and served with a copious helping of baguette—is a colonial era Vietnamese dish called cà ri gà that includes influences of French and Indian cuisines that compliment this Vietnamese staple. It’s adapted here from the wonderful Vietnamese cookbook called Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table by Mai Pham.

Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup

Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup

Every kitchen repertoire needs a solid tomato soup recipe, especially in fall & winter.

Cold Peanut Soba Noodles

Cold Peanut Soba Noodles

We often make a large batch of these noodles early in the morning before the swelter of summer kicks in. The reason? It’s served cold and it stores nicely so we like to have it on hand at this time of year.

Chard, Leek & Gruyere Panade

Chard, Leek & Gruyere Panade

This hearty Autumn dish is best served at room temperature. For a flourish on Thanksgiving, you could serve this in place of dressing, but it also doubles as a main dish for vegetarians.

Broccoli Farro Gratin

Broccoli Farro Gratin

A simple and complete whole grain meal right out of the oven.

Lime-Scented Quinoa with Roasted Summer Vegetables

Lime-Scented Quinoa with Roasted Summer Vegetables

A solid quinoa recipe for the height of summer.

Chickpeas & Arugula

Chickpeas & Arugula

Beans are easy, economical, and oh-so-tasty. Try this simple, satisfying way to prepare them.

Orecchiette with Sausage and Rapini

Orecchiette with Sausage and Rapini

Spring is this dish’s most perfect season. Spring is when flowering greens make their grand entrance for the year, and you can try making this dish to equally good effect with flowering turnip, collard, or kale. The tiny flowers peeking out are a lovely burst of the season.

My Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

My Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Okay, hold it. If you’re part of the authenticity squad, you may want to turn around and leave. This is my carbonara, and I don’t give a damn if you don’t think cream belongs here. This is a dish that I throw together by my whimsy to please my own sense of delight.

Split Pea Soup with Meyer Lemon & Prosciutto Gremolata

Split Pea Soup with Meyer Lemon & Prosciutto Gremolata

The evenings are lengthening, but it’s still cold outside. Try this soup for a bridge between winter and spring.

Hoppin’ Johns

Hoppin’ Johns

This is good luck food, and as with anything that has to do with luck, you better arrive with an open heart and be a willing participant or it will pass you right by.

Rustic Lentil Soup

Rustic Lentil Soup

For this lentil recipe, we decided to keep it simple so the heady flavor of the beans could really shine.

Potato Rösti

Potato Rösti

This incredibly versatile potato dish can be served as breakfast hashbrowns, a quick hot lunch, or a dinner side dish.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins are everywhere! I made this recipe with the purée of two sugar pumpkins, which is roughly equal to two 15-ounce cans of pumpkin purée. There’s no shame in popping open a can of pumpkin. We all know how busy life gets, and you can have this soup on the table in a half-hour, or less.