sesame tofu

Sesame Tofu

This sesame tofu tastes exactly like what is served in U.S. Chinese restaurants. Honey, rice vinegar and red pepper flakes make it sweet, sour and spicy; sesame oil and seeds add sesame deliciousness. As a bonus, the dish takes no...
mediterranean chicken salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

This mediterranean chicken salad is full of delicious flavors from a rainbow of vegetables all the way from kalamata olives to artichoke hearts, a drizzle of lemon sumac dressing and tender grilled chicken marinated in a yogurt and homemade ras...
chocolate bourbon donuts

Chocolate Bourbon Donuts

These delicious, light, cakey, baked chocolate Bourbon donuts are wonderfully moist thanks to a hazelnutty Nutella batter. The glaze is a wonderful espresso chocolate bourbon ganache made with heavy cream, butter, chocolate, vanilla extract, espresso powder and, of course, Bourbon....
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Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This delicious roasted cauliflower salad makes a great side dish, lunch or light summer dinner. It’s drizzled with a nicely sharp and intense lemon Dijon dressing and is served with buttery and smoky tarragon grilled baguette slices on the side....
coffee borgia mousse

Coffee Borgia Mousse

This delicious chocolate orange mousse is modeled after the coffee Borgia and made with dark chocolate, espresso powder and orange zest. This dessert was inspired by one of my favorite espresso drinks, the coffee Borgia. A Borgia is like a mocha (espresso,...
spicy edamame

Spicy Edamame

This super-quick and easy spicy edamame recipe takes edamame beans from plain to spectacular. The cooked beans are simply tossed in a mix of hot oil, liquid smoke, garlic, salt, sambal and red pepper flakes and are bursting with delicious...
cold sesame noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles

These cold sesame noodles take five minutes to make, require almost only pantry ingredients and taste absolutely delicious. A few weeks ago we watched the series Cooked, a documentary about the history of cooking that is based on Michael Pollan’s...
bees knees cocktail

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

This Bee’s Knees cocktail tastes phenomenal and is just a simple mix of only three ingredients that (I’m guessing) most of us always have in the house: gin, lemon and honey. It’s intensely sweet, sour and juniper berry/piney. A wonderful spring and...