Roasted Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Cashews Tossed in Spicy Tahini

This is my version of Smitten Kitchen’s Crispy Cabbage and Cauliflower Salad recipe. I used napa cabbage instead of savoy, I squeezed more veggies onto the sheet pan (including onions in the mix), and I slightly adjusted the dressing amounts/ingredients. I also added cashews in at the end, which really rounds out the dish with a flavor and texture that I love.

Pimienta Albahaca Ahumada

This smoky mezcal cocktail has sweetness and herbal flavors from red bell pepper, fresh basil, and amaro, yet is quite refreshing shaken with lime juice and served over ice.


Yet another fool-proof, delicious recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Rich homemade ricotta.

Chickpea Cakes

Easy, flavorful, protein-packed dish that can be served any time of day as a meal, side dish, or snack.

Orange Sage Olive Oil Cake

Orange Sage Olive Oil Cake

With all the flavor of a pound cake, this lighter variety has a wonderfully springy mouthfeel. I love to pair herbs with desserts and found orange and sage to be a gorgeous match, but you can play with the combinations to suit your preferences- perhaps grapefruit with rosemary, or lemon and thyme, lime and black pepper even.

This is not an overly sweet cake, and it pairs nicely with a simple vanilla ice cream, plain whipped cream that allows to orange to do all the talking, or with a simple piece of dark chocolate or almonds. And like so many baked goods, this cake is exceptional the day after it’s baked.