Recipes

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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.

Buttered Barley with Lemon

Buttered Barley with Lemon

Barley is often overlooked, but makes for a lively whole-grain side dish.

Fava Bean Purée

Fava Bean Purée

It’s our understanding that we should all be eating more cover crops; it gives farmers a small boost for improving their soil. Turns out, eating cover crops is also a very tasty thing to do. Fresh favas are only available in springtime, but they work wonders for our tilth.

Pain D’Épices

Pain D’Épices

Nothing like a little French snacking cake on hand with an exotic perfume of anise and honey.

Butternut squash with hazelnut oil & rosemary

Butternut squash with hazelnut oil & rosemary

This squash side dish cooks up quickly, but also tastes great at room temperature, which means you can squeeze it into a busy cooking schedule then leave it out until you get the big meal on the table.

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.

Harissa-Roasted Cauliflower

Harissa-Roasted Cauliflower

This is one of those recipes discovered in the vivacious atmosphere of a night out. To add zing to your vegetable repertoire, try this spicy and satisfying dish.

Seedy Spinach Salad with Curried Vinaigrette

Seedy Spinach Salad with Curried Vinaigrette

Amp up a bed of simple greens by loading it with aromatic and flavor-boosting seeds.

Dutch Street Fries

Dutch Street Fries

This is the recipe you pull out when you want the quintessential fry—the kind you get on the street all over Europe, perfectly crispy and salty and dolloped with mayo.

Chickpeas & Arugula

Chickpeas & Arugula

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

Tahini-Honey Beets

Tahini-Honey Beets

Play up the beet’s naturally sweet tendencies by dousing them in a honey-tinged sesame dressing. The results are kind of addictive.

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet and savory meld together to heighten this diner standard into a revelatory plate of breakfast fare.

Cyril’s Radicchio Salad

Cyril’s Radicchio Salad

An updated version of the chopped salad.

Warm Lemony Greens with Chili Flakes

Warm Lemony Greens with Chili Flakes

This dish is so simple, it hardly warrants a recipe. Come into the kitchen and we can make it together.

Caponata

Caponata

Caponata is from Sicily and represents humanity’s finest romance with the season. You’ll frolic around the kitchen, dicing and cutting, roasting and sautéing, and in the end, you’ll have the climax of summer in a dish.

Roasted Fennel with Parmesan

Roasted Fennel with Parmesan

This is a birthday recipe for my friend Kyle Eagle, born on the vernal equinox.

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.