Crispy Za'atar Flatbread

I’ve been putting za’atar on just about everything recently.  I really wanted to make some flatbread with it on top, but it got late and I didn’t want to wait around for the dough to rise.  I remembered a recipe for Crisp Rosemary Flatbread I saw on Smitten Kitchen a […]

Pot Stickers

I have made these quite a few times and I love them.  I find the repetition of filling and folding them is soothing, and they taste amazing!  They would not be complete without the soy-vinegar dipping sauce, which you see in the photo above. The filling is primarily composed of […]

My favorite appetizer

Allow me to introduce you to my favorite appetizer of all time … … SALAD ROLLS. Since I first tasted these little beauties at a Vietnamese restaurant in Portland about 7 or 8 years ago, I’ve been in love with them.  I always thought they were way too involved to […]

Roasted Vegetable Canape (Canape de Escalivada)

I almost never make real hors d’oeuvres.  Instead, I usually just throw together a plate of crackers and cheese or a bowl of hummus with some vegetable sticks. I think canapes look so glamorous, that last night when our neighbor invited us for dinner, I jumped at the chance […]

Two Salsas

I love chips and salsa, but I don’t feel like one salsa is enough.  So here are two recipes: one is red, one is green; one is spicier, one is mild; one is all fresh, one has some roasting.  They are both very simple and quick. [adapted from Mexico […]

Humble Hummus

A simple bowl of hummus with some assorted crudites for dipping may not be the flashiest appetizer around, but it is so simple and satisfying.  Underneath the lemon zest and cilantro garnish, this hummus has just the right balance of flavors and a nice smooth texture.  Play around with […]

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