Skip to Content

Appetizers and snacks

Easy Hummus, chickpea and tahini magic

Hummus is such a simple mix of ingredients. When stripped down to the essentials, it’s really just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The word “hummus” means “chickpeas” in Arabic. And people have been swiping bread through similar versions of this mixture for centuries. Because when it works, it works. But homemade hummus can be …

Read More about Easy Hummus, chickpea and tahini magic

Curried Sweet Potato Latkes with Cilantro Mint Chutney

It’s not hard to make a good latke. I mean, they’re fried crispy potato cakes–what’s not to like? But these curried sweet potato latkes are so good. Especially if you, like me, have a soft spot for Indian flavors.  And while latkes are classic for Hanukkah, they certainly don’t need to be limited to that …

Read More about Curried Sweet Potato Latkes with Cilantro Mint Chutney

Cranberry Lapsang Poached Apples

These cranberry lapsang poached apples taste like the essence of fall. They are at once familiar and surprising, a sweet apple with no cinnamon to be found. And yet there are still warming, fragrant spices in the form of allspice and fresh ginger.  Lapsang souchong tea infuses the apples with a subtle smokiness, like a whiff …

Read More about Cranberry Lapsang Poached Apples

Cacio e Pepe Popcorn, a cheesy, peppery snack

I have a funny relationship with popcorn. I can go for long stretches without making it, during which time I almost forget about it completely. And then all of a sudden I have a craving for it, pull the container of forgotten kernels from the back of the kitchen cabinet, pop a batch on the …

Read More about Cacio e Pepe Popcorn, a cheesy, peppery snack

Cucumber Kimchi

Can we talk about fish sauce for a minute? It smells terrible, but it tastes delicious—so salty and funky with all of that wonderful umami flavor. When I was a vegetarian (before I slid into pescatarianism and then back to omnivorism), the only exception I made was for fish sauce. I didn’t eat anything made …

Read More about Cucumber Kimchi