Category Archives: Side Dishes

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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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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Fuyu Persimmons with Savory Goat Cheese Pasta

Fuyu persimmons are almost too gorgeous to eat. Bright orange and shiny, they hang from their branches like holiday ornaments, brightening the gray fall skies. In season from mid-October through December, fuyu persimmons grow all over my neighborhood, but judging … Continue reading

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Palak Paneer (Indian Cheese in Spinach Curry)

Palak paneer (Indian cheese simmered in curried spinach sauce) has always been one of those dishes that I want to love. I mean,  I love cheese. I love curry. And spinach. But all the restaurant paneer I had ever had … 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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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara with Pecorino Romano

If you’re ever invited to a seven-course Pecorino Romano-themed dinner party — especially at San Francisco’s Cookhouse, a glamorous culinary event venue located  upstairs from Vesuvio bar with a stunning view of the heart of North Beach — say YES! … Continue reading

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Green Tomato Fritters

For many of you across the northern hemisphere — those who are currently wrapping yourselves in full arctic expedition gear just to get to work — this will not be a timely post. Here in dull-weather California, however, I still … Continue reading

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Beets Brighten Up this White Bean Hummus

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

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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