Category Archives: Side Dishes

Szechuan Shrimp for Chinese New Year

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I loved Chinese food so much when I was a kid that a story started circulating in my family that I was actually part … Continue reading

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Garlic Noodles from Burma Superstar–So Easy, So Addictive

Along with their famous Tea Leaf Salad, the Garlic Noodles from Burma Superstar are among the deep-down, soul-satisfying comfort foods that I crave. Always. Maybe it’s because they remind me of the carefree days of my youth (okay, my 30s) … 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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Homemade Pita Bread

I may have made a big mistake as a mother by leading my son to believe that it’s perfectly normal to come home from school on a Wednesday afternoon to find a fresh batch of homemade pita bread cooling in … Continue reading

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Superfood Kale Salad with Miso Dressing

  I know kale salads are yesterday’s news, but this one—with miso dressing, toasted almonds, dried blueberries, and sautéed mushrooms—is so good that it has replaced all other kale salads in my book. It has become my go-to healthy salad. … 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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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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