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Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

Paella is easy to make at home and should be fun and low stress to make. Think of it as a one-pot...

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Where I grew up in Almaden Valley, a suburb of San Jose, California, my mom and the other ladies...

Shrimp Escabeche

Shrimp Escabeche

Quickly cook the shrimp, deglaze the pan with a splash of wine, warm the fennel, carrots, celery,...

Black Rice Salad with Kale

Black Rice Salad with Kale

The deep purple hue and nutty texture of black rice (Lotus Foods' Forbidden Rice) make it one of...

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken

Crispy chicken from the oven? Yes! This has been a favorite recipe of mine since 2008, when I...

How to Cook Beans

How to Cook Beans

These giant white beans are Royal Coronas from Rancho Gordo. Serve them simply with olive oil and...

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

This one-pot chicken and rice dinner is perfect for weeknights, as it comes together in about half...

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This Thai-inspired soup can be yours in less that 30 minutes! Inspired by Thai it Up Chicken Soup...

Same Day Pizza Dough

Same Day Pizza Dough

When I want pizza and haven't planned ahead, I make a yeasted dough and add some of my sourdough...

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This pesto is made from pumpkin seeds, the green ones known as "pepitas" which come from hulless...

Pasta with Clam Sauce

Pasta with Clam Sauce

There are no canned clams on the shelves of my grocery stores at the moment...I wonder if the word...

Brothy Clam Chowder

Brothy Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder cooks quickly and is something you can whip up on a moment's notice if you have a few...

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

I was in the mood for a new soup last week so I did a little googling to find out about one of my...

Sourdough Pizza Dough

Sourdough Pizza Dough

Making pizza dough at home isn't hard, but it helps to think in advance and get the dough made...

Slow Cooker Posole

Slow Cooker Posole

Posole is a slow cooked stew/soup made with cooked hominy (the namesake of the dish), pork (but...

Cream Cheese and Lox

Cream Cheese and Lox

Brunch is one of my favorite ways to get together with people. It's casual because of the timing...

Polenta Tomato Tart

Polenta Tomato Tart

When it's fresh tomato season here in Montana, I'm usually satisfied with a plate of sliced...

Flank Steak Teriyaki

Flank Steak Teriyaki

I grew up in Almaden Valley, the country-fringe of San Jose, back when apricot orchards were the...

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

  Chicken Soup makes about 2 quarts of chicken broth for soup Phase 1 soup broth/stock2–4...

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

A text with a friend yesterday reminded me to post some of my "just stir it together" favorites,...

Brothy Beans with Bacon

Brothy Beans with Bacon

A little bit of bacon goes a long way with this pot of beans. Keep them brothy or reduce to barely...

One Pot Rice and Beans

One Pot Rice and Beans

New York Times Cooking ran a one-pot meal feature and it inspired me to simplify our rice and bean...

Osso Buco

Osso Buco

Osso buco refers to a cross-cut piece of beef shank that exposes the "hole in the bone" and...

Gravlax

Gravlax

Salmon is easy to cure at home but for some reason has people intimidated. No more! As long as you...

White Bean and Kale Soup

White Bean and Kale Soup

This is Jackie Page's white bean and kale soup that we published in the Fall 2021 issue of Edible...

Fish and Fennel

Fish and Fennel

Weeknights call for minimal prep and minimal cleanup. Fish fits right in this plan if you bake it...

White Beans and Kale

White Beans and Kale

If you're serious about good food you need to get serious about cooking beans. Not just any beans,...

Montana Chicken Soup

Montana Chicken Soup

This soup has been on repeat in our house ever since I tried Joshua McFadden's recipe, "Quinoa and...

Garden Tomato Soup

Garden Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese...comfort food doesn't get much better! And tomato soup doesn't get...

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

These Vietnamese style spring rolls make for a cool and refreshing dinner. Set up all the...

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

This sweet heat dressing pulls together all the farmers market vegetables and shredded rotisserie...

Broccoli Beef

Broccoli Beef

My son and I adapted this recipe from a Cook's Illustrated page I ripped and filed from the...

Dry Fried Green Beans

Dry Fried Green Beans

It's late summer and green bean season here in Bozeman Montana. Try these dry fried green beans...

Chile-Garlic Pork

Chile-Garlic Pork

I discovered something wonderful last week. I needed a quick dinner, wanted to use the Amaltheia...

Crispy Lentils

Crispy Lentils

Pantry items are a whole lot easier to incorporate into meals when you get them cooked. This photo...

Mignonette for Oysters

Mignonette for Oysters

Most of my oyster memories are midday affairs with either a waterfront view or heaping mounds of...

Barbacoa

Barbacoa

I love the limey acidity in this slow cooked, spicy beef that I like to serve as soft tacos with...

Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer

This is a cheater saag paneer, quick and easy for when you need dinner on the table (and maybe...

Fish Curry

Fish Curry

Curry is not difficult to make, but I do recommend using the best coconut milk (Chaokoh), fish...

Extra-Crispy Baked Tofu

Extra-Crispy Baked Tofu

I began to like tofu when I learned how to get it hot and crispy instead of cold and squishy....

Channa Masala

Channa Masala

Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni has been helping me learn how to make simple Indian food at...

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Receiving a weekly farm box from Gallatin Valley Botanical has shifted my starting point for meal...

Grilled Eggplant Gyros

Grilled Eggplant Gyros

To salt or not to salt the eggplant? That is the question. Short on time the last time I made...

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Yummy, feel-good dinner coming right up!  Another great recipe from Kathryne Taylor of the whole...

How to Cook Dried Hominy

How to Cook Dried Hominy

Sometimes you can find red hominy instead of the regular white (thanks Rancho Gordo!) but no...

How to Make Refried Beans

How to Make Refried Beans

Back when I worked a lot and hired a nanny to help around the house, Via's cooking sustained me...

Pot Roast (Beef or Bison)

Pot Roast (Beef or Bison)

  Pot roast, daube, stew, even ragu, they're all very similar: meat seasoned and browned on...

Spicy Winter Squash Soup

Spicy Winter Squash Soup

Collecting colorful winter squash and cooking up a batch of soup without having to first go to the...

Pesto

Pesto

Our growing season is short here in Montana, but a lot seems to happen in mid-summer. I returned...

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

The Kvichak Fish Company is a family business, Montana people who head up to Alaska for the summer...

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