Taiwanese Five Spice Pork

Adapted from Milk Street 1 1/2 pounds lean ground pork 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or tamari sauce, divided 2 tablespoons avocado oil 6 ounces…

Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of the best recipes I’ve found for chocolate chip cookies. Recipe by Jacques Torres Makes1 1/2 dozen 5-inch cookies (see below for small batch) Requires 24-36 hours…

Pumpkin Pie

This is the most perfect, simple pumpkin pie recipe. Adapted from Libby’s. 3/4 cup granulated sugar (I use 1/2 cup) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon…

Cassava Pumpkin Bread

1 cup (260g) canned pumpkin puree (I use Trader Joe’s brand available seasonally – stock up around Thanksgiving) 2/3 cup (133g) granulated sugar 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2…

Beet & Carrot Salad with Black Rice & Kale

Inspired by Mendocino Farms’ Healthiest Side Dish in the World (aka Healthiest Side Dish Ever) Salad dressing adapted from Pinterest 2/3 cup uncooked black rice (forbidden rice) 1/2 pound…

Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Recipe adapted from ohemgoodness.com Wet Ingredients 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (approximately 2 large bananas) 3/4 cup pumpkin purée 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup olive oil  1/4 cup water ½ cup coconut…

Egyptian Barley Salad

From Americas Test Kitchen 1 1/2 cups pearl barley (not hulled barley or hull-less barley) ⅓ cup golden raisins ½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro ¼ cup pistachios, toasted and…

Spinach Carbonara

Untested Recipe from How to Cook Everything Fast by Mark Bittman Serves 4 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound spinach 2 cloves garlic 1 pound spaghetti 3 eggs 4…

Gluten Free Monster Cookies

Adapted from cakedbykatie.com 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature 1/4  cup (60g) smooth/creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar 1 large…

Chocolate Banana Baked Oats

Makes 2 servings 2/3 cup rolled oats 1 large banana 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons cacao powder 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon…

Better Fettuccini Alfredo

Supposedly, this is the authentic method for Italian Fettuccini Alfredo, which contains no heavy cream. Adapted from Milk Street Serves 4 8 tablespoons butter (I use 4 tablespoons) 6…

Seafood Fra Diavolo

Adapted from Cooks Country –UNTESTED RECIPE– 12 ounces extra-large (21 to 25) *shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed 12 ounces large *sea scallops, tendons removed, cut in half horizontally…

White Fish with Cherry Tomato Broth

Adapted from ATK Pesce All’Acqua Pazza 1½ pounds haddock fillets, ¾ to 1 inch thick 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3…

Tommy’s Dragon Rolls

Sushi Rice 2 cups Japanese short-grain rice (“sushi rice”) 2 cups water 4-inch square of kombu (optional) 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 4 teaspoons sugar (or honey) 1 teaspoon fine sea salt Rinse the rice with cold…

Plantain Wraps (Gluten/Grain Free)

For a delicious treat, fill the wrap with peanut butter and Nutella. 2 plantains, unpeeled, cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon salt Place plantains in a small pot and…

Ethiopian Cabbage & Potatoes

This is a great recipe for an easy and nutritious vegetarian dish. The only thing I would change in the recipe is to cook it over low heat (not…