Like a black tie version of grilled cheese, this super simple recipe is a winner at cocktail parties.
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A healthy winter salad of mango, kale, feta, and orange juice.
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Keeping it simple in the kitchen and tips for a fabulous winter salad.
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A riff on my childhood favorite B.R.C. (bean, rice, and cheese) burritos, this bean, quinoa, and cheese taco is a simple recipe that you could pull together for a last minute meal.
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Because the holidays begin earlier and earlier every year, here’s a load of simple, quick small bite ideas so you’re ready no matter when company calls.
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Missing Italy and a recipe for Mocha-Orange Granita with whipped cream and crumbly cookies.
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It’s peak poblano season and I’m celebrating with this charred poblano pesto pasta recipe that’s easy enough to throw together for tonight’s dinner.
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A recipe for Mediterranean-spiced lamb burgers served with arugula, feta, red onions, cucumbers, and an olive mayonnaise.
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An easy recipe for a vegetarian Tex Mex-style hash with black beans, tofu, potatoes, tomatoes, and chiles.
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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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