Red Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

After spending the weekend eating, drinking, and socializing in San Francisco, my to-do list was not looking very fun… but I was REALLY excited to get back into the kitchen. Unfortunately for me, the cupboards were a little bare, so I knew a big shop was in order. I […]

Lemon-Lime Bars with Gingersnap Crust

The guys who put together the awesome dessert book Baked are completely right when they say “curd is an ugly word for a delicious dessert.” Why is this magical, velvety, citrusy better-than-pudding substance called something that sounds so gross? The guys who put together Baked are also not afraid […]

Lime Cilantro Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans

This is kind of a random dish, but it’s beautifully simple and adaptable. I could see using it in a burrito or taco or sprinkling the cold leftovers over salad greens, and of course it’s divine eaten warm, just after it’s been made. My mom emailed me the link […]

Broccoli-Avocado Pasta

Pasta normally just doesn’t do it for me. I don’t particularly care for Italian restaurants, and I’ve never been that into creamy Alfredop-type sauces. This recipe, however, won me over for two reasons: avocado and lime. It seems like far too often, pasta dishes rely on the same basic […]

Papaya Salad (Som Tam)

I’m a fraud. I tell people I’m vegetarian but I still eat fish sauce, and I probably always will. I just can’t imagine the rest of my life without eating things like this salad, and they would NOT be the same without that pungent liquid that so many people […]

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