Blog Archive

Recipe/Article Index

Appetizers and Starters
Artichoke-Olive Tapenade
Asian-Style Chicken Meatballs with Lime-Sesame Dipping Sauce
Avocado-Cannellini Beans-Preserved Lemon Dip or Spread
Avocado Fries with Cilantro-Lemon Dipping Sauce
Chicken, Leek, and Mushroom Mini Pies 
Chile Ancho and Honey-Baked Brie with Figs and Pumpkin Seeds
Goat Cheese Spread with Honey, Almonds, and Orange Blossom Water
Goat Cheese Squares/Tart with Chipotle-Raspberry Chutney by Marcela Valladolid
Brandy-Roasted Pears with Gorgonzola Cheese
Butternut Squash, Sage, and Goat Cheese Ravioli with Hazelnut Brown-Butter Sauce
Fig Jam and Pepita Goat Cheese Log
Fresh Corn Ravioli with Herb Cream Sauce
Galaxy Fruit Pops
Greek-Style Hummus
Guava and Cheeses Empanadas
Heart-Shaped Goat Cheese Ravioli with Arugula-Lemon Sauce
Heidi Swanson's Goat Cheese Liptauer Cheese Crostini
Kale Chips
Manoush:  Pita Bread with Za'atar
Mexican Flag Dip
Miniature Spring Rolls (Lumpia)
Mini Mac 'n' Cheese Bites
Mini Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Parmesan Coins
Pigs in a Blanket with Curried Ketchup and Avocado Mayonnaise
Pizza Bites with Marinara Dipping Sauce
Potato Samosas (Sambusas)
Potstickers:  Chinese Pan-Fried Dumplings with Dipping Sauce
Puff Pastry "Ravioli" with Caponata and Buttery Tomato Sauce
Pulled Barbecue Chicken on Mini Sweet Potato Biscuits
Roasted Grapes with Garlic and Rosemary
Smoked Trout Blinis with Crème Fraîche and Dill
Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Dip
Spuma de Tonna (Italian Tuna Mousse)

Sauces, Salsas, Dips, and Condiments

Harira:  Moroccan Soup (Vegetarian Version)
Hungarian Mushroom Soup (Vegetarian Version)
Italian Wedding Soup
Jamaican Carrot Soup with Pear Relish and Fried Plantain Chips
Jamaican Chilled Avocado Soup with Fresh Ginger and Lime Crema
Jícama (or Beet), Carrot and Apple Salad with Lime-Vanilla Dressing
Moroccan Gazpacho
Mushroom Soup (Anthony Bourdain's)
Okroshka:  Cold Russian Yogurt Soup
Paprika and Red Pepper Soup with Pistachio Puree
Pineapple Gazpacho with Pepper Garnish
Potato, Green Cabbage, and Leek Soup with Lemon Crème Fraîche
Pozole--Mexican Hominy Soup
Provençal Potato “Bouillabaisse” with Rouille
Red Lentil and Bulgur Soup with Chile–Mint Butter
Roasted Eggplant Bisque with Honey-Harissa Sauce and Parmesan Crisps
Roasted Garlic-Chayote Bisque and Red Pepper Bisque
Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup and Roasted Tomato Soup with Serrano Cream
Tomatillo Gazpacho with Feta-Olive Relish
Tortilla Soup (Sopa Azteca or Sopa de Tortilla)
Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Yogurt and Pistachio Dukkah
West African Peanut Soup with Chicken

Salads and Salad Dressings
Chard and Mozzarella Salad
Chopped Egg and Garlic Vinaigrette
Cilantro-Tomatillo Dressing
Cole Slaw for Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches (Southern Style)
Green Salad with Peaches and Blackberry Vinaigrette
Grilled Corn Salad with Citrus Aioli
Hearts of Palm, Black Bean, Red Onion and Corn Salad with LIme-Cilantro Dressing
Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette
Indo-Pakistani Potato Salad
Island Pork Tenderloin Salad with Coconut Bread
Jícama, Carrot, and Green Apple Salad with Lime-Vanilla Dressing
Kale and Avocado Salad with a Japanese-Inspired Vinaigrette 
Lao Mixed Salad with Peanuts and Fried Shallots
Lemon-Maple Vinaigrette
Mango-Blackberry Kale Salad with Toasted Sesame OIl Dressing
Mango Vinaigrette
Mediterranean Pearl, or Israeli, Couscous Salad
Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
Melon and Prosciutto Salad
Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad
Mexican-Style Summer Olive Salad
Middle Eastern Salad with Allspice Vinaigrette
Middle Eastern-Style Potato Salad

Vegetables and Side Dishes

Jalapeño Roast Chicken by Marcela Valladolid
Za'atar-Roasted Vegetables with Chicken and Orange-Scented Whole Wheat Couscous


English Berry Trifle with Cointreau
"Fettuccine" Crepes Suzette
Fresh Fruit Tart
Fruit Pizza with a Cookie Crust
German Chocolate Cake
German Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Gingerbread Biscotti
Grand Marnier Soufflé (Hot)
Guava and Cheese Empanadas
Irish Cream Cream Cheese Brownies
Key Lime Bars with Macadamia Crust
Key Lime Mascarpone in Puff Pastry with Mango Puree
Mango Tiramisu
Mini Cannoli Bites
Mini Cheesecakes with Seasonal Fruit
Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes with Gingered Whipped Cream
Ginger Biscotti with Candied Ginger
Grand Marnier Soufflés (Hot)
Molten Chocolate Cakes with Goat's Milk Caramel Filling
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Pear Chutney
Pears and Camembert
Pecan Pie Truffles
Pecan Squares
Pumpkin Pie with a Pumpkin Seed Crust
Pumpkin Pie Wontons with Maple Cream Dipping Sauce
Roasted Grapes with Rosemary
Spicy Mexican Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Chile
Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding Cakes
Strawberry-Mango Ice (Raspado)
Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecake with a Chocolate Crust
Swedish Cardamom Christmas Cookies

Herbs, Spices, and Plants

Miscellaneous Articles
Aguas Frescas:  Refreshing Fruit Drinks from Mexico
Avocado Leaves:  A Secret Mexican Ingredient
Avocado Oil
Beautiful, Beloved, Misunderstood Mexican Mole, Demystified
Chia Seeds:  Aztec Miracle, Modern Superfood
Cumin:  An Ancient and Thoroughly Modern Spice
Day of the Dead:  Images
Day of the Dead:  Market
Day of the Dead:  The Altars
Day of the Dead:  Setting Up the Altar
Dukkah:  An Egyptian Nut and Spice Blend
El Día de los Muertos  (see "Day of the Dead")
French Apèritifs
Harissa:  A North African Condiment
High Altitude Baking
The History of Beets and Borscht
The History of Mustard
Hoja Santa:  The Root Beer Plant
Hoppin' John, Southern Memories, and Mexican Black Beans with Avocado Leaf
How to Work with Puff Pastry
Hummus:  Really, what is hummus?
Kohlrabi:  Healthy, Versatile, and Overlooked
Las Rancheritas:  Women Empowered
Las Rancheritas, Part II, The Food (Mujeres en Cambio)
Making Tortillas and Quesadillas (Mujeres en Cambio)
Marrakech:  A Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe
Mariachis--a Bit of History
Moroccan Market Food
Moroccan Textures
Nixtamalization and Mexican Pozole Blanco
Noni:  The Mysterious Fruit
The Mexican Pantry:  Epazote
Mexico's Own:  Agave Nectar
Mughlai Cuisine

The Names of Cuts of Beef in Mexican Spanish/Cortes de Res

The Names of Cuts of Pork in English and Spanish

Names of Fish/Seafood in English and Spanish

Pomegranate Molasses
Preserved Lemons:  How to Make Preserved Lemons and Use Them
Purslane:  Weed, Culinary Star, and Cure-All
Las Rancheritas (Mujeres en Cambio) Part I  Women Empowered
Las Rancheritas (Mujeres en Cambio) Part II  The Food
Ras el Hanout: A Magical Blend of Moroccan Spices
Romeritos:  A Mexican Green
A Seasoning Trick
Sumac:  A Culinary Treat
A Tale of Two Restaurants, Part I  Las Cazuelas
A Tale of Two Restaurants, Part II  Néctar, Casa de Té
A Tale of a Third Restaurant:  Muelle 13
Tamarind--History and Fun Facts, with Recipes
The Tomato and Tomato Fun
Understanding Mexican Cheeses
A Wild Mexican Herb:  Hierba de Venado