Category Archives: Appetizers

Thai Chicken Satay

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After spending a few weeks in the polar vortex, my family and I returned to the Bay Area in mid-January to discover that summer has come early this year. Really early. Dire drought emergency and looming water rationing aside, I … Continue reading

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Beets Brighten Up this White Bean Hummus

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If you’ve ever wondered what to do with beets, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Two Lazy Gourmets, we love us some beets. We love them steamed, pickled, roasted, and even raw. We wouldn’t be lying if we … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrots with Rosemary

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I have a garden! And OMG IT MADE CARROTS! After decades of apartment living, last year I finally moved to a sweet little house with a beautiful, sunny backyard. But it’s still San Francisco, after all, so my first season … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Tricks To Make Dinner More Delicious

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I’m a sucker for a good gadget, or, well, let’s be honest, any gadget (that’s what “sucker” means, right?) When I got my first slow cooker, it was no doubt thanks to some marketing lackey’s storyboard fiction: Place random boring … Continue reading

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Brazilian Cheese Bread or Pão de Queijo

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With a blog constantly in need of filling, you can bet that we’re always on the lookout for interesting new recipes. You wouldn’t think that a preschool would be a hotbed of gourmet food, but when my son’s Brazilian preschool … Continue reading

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Magical Chawan Mushi (Japanese Savory Egg Custard)

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I was about to start this post talking about how cold and miserable San Francisco can be, but then I remembered that I can’t stand it when people belabor the fact that San Francisco is cold and damp. I mean, … Continue reading

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Maple-Glazed Bacon Beignets

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On the heels of my earlier success with homemade sufganiyot and a recent taste of Applewood-Smoked Bacon Beignets with Maple Crème Fraiche at Melissa Perillo’s San Francisco restaurant, Frances, I’ve been obsessing about fried balls of dough. As foodie obsessions … Continue reading

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Super Lemony Smoked Trout Spread

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Have you noticed, attentive readers, how much I love smoked fish? (Permit me to introduce into evidence Exhibit A and Exhibit B.) This is because smoked fish has a very delicious flavor! For lack of a more articulate explanation! A few … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe

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I recently moved to a new house. Though the new place is just a mile and a half from the old, I feel like the move has somehow turned me into a different person. Because it’s quite a bit smaller … Continue reading

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Five-Spice and Lemon Ginger Aioli

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I’m happy to report that I’m still on the Chinese five-spice powder kick that I wrote about back in February. This traditional Asian spice blend, which is easy to find at most supermarkets, is most commonly made of cinnamon, cloves, … Continue reading

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