Paella Party


All I’ll tell you is I have the best friends in the world. And oh goodness do they have a way with sangria. They really outdid themselves on Sunday. Because oh I’ve got a tender spot for tapas and for bellies and simply tossed greens and bowls filled with rich saffron-scented rice and mussels who’ll…

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Double Coconut Jasmine Rice


Long grain rice, meet double coconut. Double coconut, meet long grain rice. Really beautiful couple, the two of you make. Once steeped in coconut milk for the ultimate creamy, satin mouthfeel. Once tossed with sweetened coconut flakes for a taste of far away islands and sand that burns underfoot and sun that seeps into your…

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Spicy Garlic and Lime Black Bean Enchiladas


Everyone loves an enchilada or two. Or three. Sometimes four. Everyone doubly loves a plate of enchiladas with loud, boisterous flavor and straightforward ‘structions. These spicy enchiladas are both: simple to make and wild with cumin and cilantro, garlic and tart lime. I kept them vegetarian because any meat might have muted the sweet and…

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Shrimp Cakes

  This may startle you: I have difficulty following recipes. Strange, I know, considering my obsession with baking and the art of perfection. And maybe it’s not recipes for cakes, cookies, and cream puffs that make me squirm at the very thought of precise completion, but more the ones for savory stuff. Cooking. Whereas with…

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