Seared Salmon with Black Rice, Yuzu, and Wasabi

I remember first discovering forbidden rice when I was a chef at a tech company in California’s Silicon Valley. Rice had always been a kind of throw away element to me. It certainly has its place on specific dishes (paella, curry, sushi, etc.) but I never really understood the purpose of putting a dome of

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Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai with Zucchini Noodles

Ok so I get that it’s Friday and having a healthy bowl of veggies in your shrimp pad thai is maybe not what your stomach had in mind. But we’re literally days away from Spring (thank goodness!)…. which means lots of spring vegetables….. which also means beach season..? (I dont know, I dont particularly care

Shakshuka… Or “Yay, we’re not sick anymore” dinner

The saga of diversifying the munchkin’s palate continues. This week’s chapter unfortunately includes a painfully long family battle with an ugly virus so introducing any new flavors had to be put on the back burner. However, we all seem to be coming out of the dark as of last night (ish) so I jumped at

Fresh and Easy Green Papaya Salad

I’m not sure why I ended up becoming a chef. It’s not like I grew up in a family with a rich culinary history. In fact, to this day my mom wonders how I “got to be so good” with food because she’s… well, not (her words, not mine).  Both my parents valued our family

Turkish Hot Sauce

I love hot sauce. I wouldn’t call myself a die-hard hot sauce eater, but I do like have a few on hand to spice up a dish when needed. However, I don’t like hot sauces that just set your mouth on fire instead of adding anything complex to a dish. The end of summer is the