Charred Corn with Chile, Lime and Queso Fresco

We’re heading into the thick of summer, which means peak season for the most delectable corn. And so it is the perfect time to be making my version of Mexican street corn. I love Mexican street corn as is, but not keen on eating lots of mayonnaise or sour cream at home, which are often…

Spinach Gruyere Galette

Today’s recipe is a flaky and buttery galette made with spinach, caramelized onions, and Gruyere cheese using an important shortcut: store-bought frozen puff pastry. Instead of making a dough to use for the galette, I’m using thawed puff pastry, which works perfectly to make any type of sweet or savory galette. I’m also using frozen…

Roasted Carrots with Medjool Dates, Lemons, and Tahini Sauce

There are a few ingredients I believe the Western world should be cooking with more. One of those ingredients is tahini, a creamy paste made from sesame seeds used widely in the Middle East. It provides a wonderfully creamy, nutty taste, not to mention is an excellent source of protein. Here it shines drizzled onto…

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Who doesn’t like a marinated artichoke heart, really? Sure, you can buy them already marinated in a jar, but there never seems to be enough artichoke hearts in there, they are very expensive (for some reason), and just not worth buying since you can make them easily at home. Keep them in a mason jar,…

Zucchini Carpaccio

So, there’s a story behind this. I was having dinner once at a very trendy, very expensive restaurant well-known in LA and New York called Fig and Olive. My friend wanted to order this Zucchini Carpaccio. Carpaccio is usually thinly sliced raw meat or fish, but zucchini? Couldn’t we just make that ourselves? Well, we…

Avocado Toast – The Pesto and Arugula Way

Avocado Toast – One of the easiest things to make, and with so many different varieties. Here, I’m making it with Pesto and Arugula. Serves 1 Ingredients: Any good loaf bread (I used an olive loaf, but you I’d recommend any whole-grain loaf) – 1 to 2 slices 1/2 to 1 whole avocado (depending on…