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Fried Rice
Recipes Side Dishes Vegetarian

Perfect Fried Rice

Have you ever wondered how Chinese restaurants achieve that crisp and perfectly browned fried rice? Or how much oil goes into the pan to get the rice to that salty, umami perfection? I’ve tried so many methods to concoct the dish: I used to douse…

August 5, 2016
Zucchini Squash Fritters
Mexican Recipes Sauces Side Dishes

Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Crema

Sometimes it’s fun to have a side dish be the star of a meal. I often focus too much attention on the main entrée, neglecting the sideshow. Here, put these easy to prepare zucchini fritters in the spotlight. Drizzle with avocado crema, Latin America’s answer…

May 13, 2016
Roasted Cauliflower and Fennel Puree
Recipes Side Dishes Vegetarian Vegetarian

Roasted Cauliflower and Fennel Puree

Sometimes it’s nice to have a side dish that meets many needs. It’s what I call “One Stop Shopping.” This Roasted Cauliflower and Fennel Purée does that. Roasting the veggies pulls out their natural sweetness, creating a creamy, hearty stomach filler that is great for accompanying…

January 29, 2016
Nectarine caprese
Recipes Salad Side Dishes

Nectarine Caprese Salad

The Italian classic insalata caprese, pairing ripe tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and basil leaves, represents the red-white-and-green of Italy’s flag. It is also the iconic portrait of summer and leisure. Why not present another summer classic: the pink-and-golden glow of a summer sky at sunset. Change up the recipe…

July 3, 2015