Category Archives: Appetizers

Chinese Dry Fried Green Beans with Bacon

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling. All opinions are my own. Chinese Dry Fried Green Beans and potstickers are two of my favorite foods. Served together, they make up one of my go-to quick and easy dinners. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Curry Hummus with Jalapeno, Cilantro + a Secret

Curry hummus on my mind. See, it’s January 8, it’s cold, it’s raining, and I just made a big batch of homemade pita bread. I need something to dip it in, and I want something spicy and flavorful, hearty and … Continue reading

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Green Bean Salad with Crispy Fried Onions

I once made a Thanksgiving green bean casserole from scratch. You know, the old-fashioned kind with the creamy mushroom sauce and crispy fried onion topping? Was it good? Sure. But it  took me a ridiculously long time to make. Like, … Continue reading

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Crispy Scallion Pancakes

It’s one of my foundational food memories: My little-kid legs sticking to the red vinyl of the restaurant chair, my stomach growling, as I wait eagerly for the dim sum cart to clatter by piled high with my favorite—Scallion Pancakes, … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Pie Crust #RecipeMakeover

Disclaimer: I received a free jar of Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Coconut Oil to try for this post. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. Gluten-free pie crust has been a source of frustration and many a mediocre … Continue reading

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Salt Cod Tartlets with Cilantro-Jalapeno Sauce

Salt cod—or any salt fish—is one of life’s beautiful accidents, a genius invention born of necessity. Way back when, before refrigeration, some brilliant person (or people) thought to pack fish in salt to preserve it. The salt not only enhances … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrot Spread with North African Spices

Roasted Carrot Spread is the answer to your appetizer dreams. Flavored with olive oil, tahini, and North African spices (fennel, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika), it is pretty much the best thing since hummus. And let’s face it, as great … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Pizza in a Cast Iron Skillet

Prepare to have your mind blown. The best gluten free pizza comes from a classic Italian recipe. It’s a traditional recipe, called farinata (it’s called socca in france), that uses chickpea flour. Cook it in your cast-iron skillet and you’ll … Continue reading

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Homemade Paneer — So Easy, So Delicious

I love Indian food, but I’ve never been crazy about the paneer I’ve had either at my local Indian restaurants or the stuff I can buy at the market. So, obviously, I had to eventually try my hand at making … Continue reading

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Red Hot Cauliflower Wings for My Valentine #FoodBloggerLove

If you’ve read anything here at all, you know that we lazy gourmets love a recipe that’s simple, delicious, and healthy. But you know what we love even more? An easy recipe that calls for ingredients that we already have … Continue reading

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