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Spicy Cucumber Salad with Dry Roasted Almonds & Cilantro

This spicy cucumber salad is a refreshing side for almost every summer meal: crisp vegetables meet spicy sour dressing & a contrasting toasty topping.

I’ve been making this spicy cucumber salad at least once a week since it’s heated up here as our annual intro to summer. Which has been a big surprise for me, given that I’ve always been extremely avoidant of the sourer, vinegar-based dressings. (I blame that on growning up in the Land Of Malt Vinegar. […]

Watermelon Salad with Yogurt, Dukkah & Olive Oil

Feta doesn't get to have all the fun! This watermelon salad is crisp, creamy & studded with a savory spiced seasoning, then finished with fruity olive oil.

If you go wandering through the internet looking for watermelon salad recipes, you will inevitably find that 109% of them are that classic, delicious yet predictable pairing of watermelon and feta cheese. But I say, why does feta get to have all the fun? Watermelon does absolutely benefit from having some lightly savory accompaniments. The […]

Speedy Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma

This weeknight take on chicken shawarma is beautifully spiced and hits the table fast, with no marinading time needed.

This gloriously vibrant, speed demon take on chicken shawarma is the best thing to come out of my kitchen in a while. It’s generously, warmly spiced in a way that is less about heat and more about celebrating the layers of seasoning that turn everyday chicken thighs into something to savor. The clue is in […]

Cuban Pork Bowls with Mojo & Yellow Cauliflower Rice

These Cuban pork bowls have tender pork piled on herbed cauli rice, drizzled with citrusy mojo sauce, finished with creamy avocado & crispy plantain chips.

Earlier this week I shared a delicious way to make luscious, juicy pork shoulder in the Instant Pot, inspired by the citrusy-garlicky-cumin-y heaven that is Cuban mojo. That’s a recipe I usually make over the weekend so that I have plenty of ready to go protein for the week ahead. Now I’m gonna show you […]