Category Archives: brunch/breakfast

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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Chocolate Chickpea Muffins (for Breakfast!)

This post was sponsored by S&W Beans. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. I love garbanzo beans. Or chickpeas. Whatever you call them, I love them in soups, stews, mashed and formed into patties and fried, in … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie #RecipeMakeover

Gluten free chicken pot pie has been my unicorn for years, ever since my husband went wheat-free making my old standby recipe useless. And then he cut out dairy, too. But chicken pot pie is just too good to live … 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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Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter

  The search for good, gluten-free replacements for your favorite baked goods never ends, does it? I don’t post much about my gluten-free cooking experiments, but these gluten-free banana muffins with peanut butter are so delicious I would make them … Continue reading

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Candied Ginger Peach Scones Cooked in Cast Iron

As a consumer of cookbooks, there is nothing that irks me more than cookbook recipes that don’t work. As a cookbook author, there is nothing more mortifying than discovering that a cookbook you wrote has a recipe with errors in … 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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Turning Found Fruit into Treasured Quince Jelly (Super Simple Recipe!)

I’ve always gotten a kick out of “finding” food and turning it into something delicious like quince jelly. At my first sleep-away camp at age 7, my buddies and I plucked huckleberries from vines alongside a hiking trail. We proundly … Continue reading

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Herb Mayonnaise and More at SF Cooking School

People assume that since I’m a freelance food writer, I must eat amazing meals—like the heirloom tomato sandwich with homemade herb mayonnaise pictured above—all the time. The truth is a bit more dismal. Lunch usually involves snacking on random leftovers … Continue reading

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