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Tahini proves tasty beyond hummus

Recently, I made the best tahini dressing ever. It’s so good, I’m pleading with you to make a salad so that you, too, will have an excuse to devour this dressing. Read more

Breakfast cookies a smart way to start day

These cookies are dense, like a baked oatmeal. This recipe is a create-your-own-adventure breakfast, where you pick your own mix-ins. Muesli, any kind of granola, raisins, coconut — even chocolate chips. Read more

Start with the familiar to expand food experiences

Shoyu chicken is a common dish around these parts, and there’s not much that’s easier to make. I’ve seen a few versions that try to complicate the preparation, but you really don’t need to marinate the chicken or throw in extra spices. Good shoyu and plenty of garlic and ginger will do. Read more

Chili, pork, eggs an ideal breakfast trio

In this recipe, between the chili and egg, you’ll get a mix of competing flavors and textures. The extra fry in the pan of a fatty kalua pork elevates your leftovers in an island version of carnitas. Read more

Black beans star in basic soup

This black bean soup is basic. Outside of toppings, it doesn’t improve much with a lot of extra fancy flavors. The beans themselves are the most important. Read more

Popsicles relieve heat of the day

Ice pops can range from ice cubes to sorbet soft. Sugar makes them a little softer, and fat from cream improves the texture. Sweetened condensed milk provides both qualities, especially because the sugar is already dissolved and not grainy. Read more

Don’t fear fat in these flavorful carnitas

Carnitas make for my favorite kind of taco but can be used in many ways: sandwich filling, with rice, in a nontraditional chili, or as a side to a bright and citrusy tomato salad. You Read more

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