An easy recipe for a vegetarian Tex Mex-style hash with black beans, tofu, potatoes, tomatoes, and chiles.
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This smoothie version of the classic Southern California Date Shake is a healthier choice that let’s you indulge in the regional specialty without making the trip.
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A Pretty. Easy. recipe inspired by Nomad NYC and Eleven Madison Park’s chef Daniel Humm’s poached egg dish. Made with a poached egg, crunchy quinoa, roasted asparagus, and a balsamic-brown butter sauce, this is an elegant yet easy dish.
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A quick recipe for a ham and egg breakfast pizza with serrano ham, Manchego cheese, and asparagus that works as well for breakfast as it does for an easy weeknight dinner.
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French toast is one of those dishes everyone should master for, say, a brunch when you want to cook for a crowd or a decadent breakfast-in-bed for Valentine’s Day. Either way, this recipe is the perfect place to start. It’s a departure from tradition because it’s baked rather than pan-fried, so you can put the focus on your guests or significant other rather than tending to a hot pan.
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Not every meal needs something totally off-the-charts different; sometimes a simple riff on a classic will do.
This time of year, when I’m in San Francisco and the rain is slanted sideways and the fog so thick I feel alone in a city of nearly 1 million people, that’s when I crave easy recipes that are simple riffs. That’s when I crave brunch dishes that are a bit heartier, like, say, steak and eggs. And a cup of coffee — French press served black, thank you very much.
But the steak and eggs? I want them only so simple. I want them low maintenance enough that I don’t need to put in too much effort, hearty enough to soak up the remains of last night’s libations, yet interesting enough that I don’t feel like I’m just eating another plate of steak and eggs. So, usually, I throw on my sunglasses, tug on a large hat, and stay out of the glare of the sun — not too much of a problem in a place like SF — and head over to my go-to brunch joint for spot-on steak and eggs.
But, when I’m not in San Fran and I can’t roll myself to the brunch joint for this classic dish? That’s when I throw it together myself, but, as I tend to do, I add my own twist — this time with some Thai flavor. The base is a seriously versatile Thai-inspired marinade that would work just as well coating shrimp, pork, or chicken as it does this steak. And, after a brief marinade and some quick stove time, breakfast is as simple as that. Or brunch, or lunch, or dinner, because, let’s be real, this type of dish has a place at the table any time of day. Usually, I serve it over just-steamed rice (so it can soak up the marinade) though it would be even more satisfying served with a simple hash, like these beets or sweet potatoes.
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You know what bums me out? When I read a menu and find a dish that gets me salivating in anticipation, only to have it arrive looking completely different from what I imagined. Is that just me? Or do those sort of menu fake outs happen to you too? It makes me so dissatisfied that I spend the meal pushing my food around my plate like a 5-year old. But there’s an edible silver lining because that disappointment motivates me to create what I originally imagined. My most recent silver lining is a chile relleno-stuffed omelet I coined the Chile Relleno Relleno. Here’s how it came to be:
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We’re in full swing season: that few weeks a year when flavors of both this and last season are in the market.
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I’m not one to play favorites so I’ve never understood people who pander to the thick versus thin asparagus debate.
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