Rice, Grains, Noodles

Pad Thai

Pad Thai, a perfect balance of sweet, salty, and sour. Pad Thai quickly became popular street food described as "the...

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Lentil and Quinoa Cakes

These two readily available pantry items can be easily combined for a tasty, high plant protein treat to accompany fish,...

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Orzo with Shrimp, Roasted Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives

Here it is, a simple one pot Mediterranean style meal. You will need a little extra time to slow roast...

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Baked Rice with Tomatoes and Garlic

This is a great do-ahead recipe (with minor changes) from my new cookbook, “Simple” by Ottolenghi. This is the fifth...

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Creole Cauliflower Jambalaya

My friend Scott Gardner recently shared his coveted recipe for cauliflower jambalaya. This recipe can be adapted for vegetarians, carnivores,...

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Persian Saffron Baked Rice, Tachin

I love serving this crunchy baked saffron rice with spicy Indian food or any spicy food. I usually just make...

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Kale Jambalaya

Jim and Gladys Core were some of the original vendors at the Covington Farmer’s market twenty five years ago. Jim...

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Salmon and Coconut Rice Bowl with Cilantro Lime...

I recently visited Austin, Texas and was impressed with a salmon and coconut rice bowl that I enjoyed at Loro...

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Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice is not your typical Thanksgiving dressing. My family did not ever serve cornbread dressing or any other kind...

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Pastitsio, Greek Lasagna

This traditional Greek main course is usually made with ground lamb. Pastitsio is a hearty and rich baked pasta dish...

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Kabbouleh

Kabbouleh, a creative take on tabbouleh from Jessica Koslow, “Squirl and the New California Cooking.” Koslow reinterprets tabbouleh in her...

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Santorini Salad

Santorini, one of the Cyclades Islands in Greece, is as close as I believe that I will ever get to...

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