Spicy Marinated Vegetables

This is my version of a common side dish in local mexican restaurants:  mildly spicy, toothsome vegetables in a balanced light brine.  I make mine with carrots, cauliflower, jicama, and jalapenos. This is a great recipe to make in the winter, as these vegetables are all readily available.  These will last for several weeks in…

Pomelo Avocado Salad

There is a beautiful array of citrus in season right now, including one of my favorites — the pomelo. If pomelo is new to you, you’re in for a treat.  It’s basically a huge, less bitter grapefruit.  There are several types of pomelo, either white or pink fleshed, and all with yellow rind and a…

Lime Chipotle Slaw

If you’re getting some beautiful cabbages in your CSA box, or spy some nice ones in the produce market, I have a great winter salad – a fresh twist on coleslaw. I make this one with tart lime juice and spicy chiptole powder.  It’s crunchy and tangy — and perfect with grilled fish or chicken. …

Perfect Chocolate Sauce

Here is my version of perfect hot fudge sundae chocolate sauce.  It’s chocolatey, mildly sweet, smooth and unctuous without being too rich, bitter, or cloyingly sweet.  It also happens to be a very simple and frugal recipe that you can make and use in under an hour. Just measure, mix, boil and snap! . ….