Salads

 
Fresh Fava Beans

Fresh Fava Beans -
One of my favorite early signs of spring are the lovely pale green curves of fresh fava beans.  It takes a good pound of shell-on fresh favas to serve one person so plan on buying a few pounds.  You’ll need…

Thanksgiving Plates

Thanksgiving Plates -
Roast turkey and gravy are usually the star for the big Thanksgiving meal but a little love on the side can come from the equally stellar supporting players.  On this plate of Roast Turkey with Pancetta and Prunes (lovingly styled…

Recipe from A Mouthful of Stars: Avocado Papaya Salad

Avocado Papaya Salad -
This salad is a combination of Caribbean influences and Mexican flavors inspired from my travels to both places. Creamy avocado and papaya come to life with fresh lime juice and the crunch of jícama. Sometimes I substitute a large Korean/Asian…

Fresh Spring Rolls with Crab Recipe

Fresh Spring Rolls with Crab -
Spring rolls, also called summer rolls, are versatile and offer a burst of freshness and crunch with every bite.  Often made with unseasoned rice noodles, fresh herbs, and cooked shrimp and served with a dipping sauce.  What’s great about these…

Raw Shaved Asparagus Salad

Raw Shaved Asparagus Salad -
I was testing recipes the other day for individual crustless asparagus quiche. Muffin tins don’t allow for long, slender pieces of asparagus, so we trimmed the tips and wondered what to do with the rest.  In an earlier recipe post…

Raw Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Raw Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette -
Photo by Maya Evoy “Spring in Alaska is much different than springtime in my home state of California. While trees are blossoming and sun is shining down south, we have a seemingly endless continuation of winter up north. While the snow…

Burrata Salad with Tomato and Basil

Burrata Salad with Tomato and Basil -
It’s almost March, not quite winter and not nearly close enough to spring, but I wanted something light and beautiful yet fully satisfying for a simple lunch while editing at my desk.  Burrata is a fresh ball of cheese, so…

Porkbelly

Crispy Pork Belly and Watermelon -
This recipe takes very little prep time but does call for slow and low cooking. Your patience will be rewarded with tender, juicy belly that’s delicious with watermelon, or slipped into a steamed bun with a slice of pickled cucumber…