Like the convenience foods of my childhood, but gussied up: light and herbal, but still being deeply satisfying, with a garden’s worth of colorful vegetables
Just a simple weeknight meal that makes the best of midsummer vegetation and pantry staples.
Not any one taco style, these are a mashup of some of my favorite things: warm corn tortillas, lightly marinated cabbage, sweet juicy peppers, warm velvety sweet potatoes.
My homage to the fabulous potatoes one of my scout leaders cooked on most campouts. We had to beg for leftovers back then, but now I can make these spicy, salty fried potatoes any time I want.
Pozole is one of the classics of Mexican cookery, a rich and hearty hominy stew. It’s also a time commitment, so this weeknight version uses fresh, spicy chorizo to shortcut both time and spicing.
Earthy, hearty black-eyed peas in a thick, satisfying sauce brightened by tomato and spices, sweetened by coconut, and studded with tender green okra: I can think of no better start to a new year.
Tender, flavorful chicken; hearty potatoes and carrots; bright, fresh green beans and tomatoes; a thick broth with soft, comforting spices. Yep.
Migas are a great way to use up old corn tortillas, or for that matter old corn chips. This version used sauteed cauliflower for a quick, satisfying vegetarian breakfast.
Butternut squash soup for people who think they don’t like butternut squash soups: salty and savory, rich with green onion and studded with chewy ham. Just right for the slow creeping-in of sweater weather.
Salty, spicy green beans, just a little oily. Pan-fried seitan soaking up the sauce. A bed of rice, and a plateful of heaven.