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I’m sorry for what I’m about to do, but… This recipe invites you to have  ball with curry! These tender, flavorful meat balls take the elements of Thai curry—coconut milk, fish sauce, curry paste, herbs—and roll them into a friendly ball that’s quick-cooking and fun to eat. The […] Continue Reading ->
Humans can recognize five basic tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami. Umami was discovered by scientist Dr. Kikunae Ikeda, and the Japanese word is based onuami  (delicious or savory but not meaty) and mi (taste). In practical terms, it’s that almost undefinable thing that makes certain foods so […] Continue Reading ->
Ah, the 1920s. Flappers, bob haircuts, and restaurants that created recipes in tribute to famous people! Green goddess dressing was invented by Philip Roemer, the chef of San Francisco’s Palace Hotel, to honor the actor George Arliss. He starred in a play called The Green Goddess, an adventure […] Continue Reading ->
This recipe is based on a mind-blowing stir-fry I ate at a Burmese restaurant in San Francisco. My husband David and I had been walking—and book shopping in fabulously cramped and dusty used bookshops—all day. Our energy was tapped out, and we were heading toward Hangryville. We’d never […] Continue Reading ->
You know those luscious salmon and crab rolls you can get at the sushi bar? The ones that are creamy and luxurious, studded with sesame seeds and then layered with avocado and cucumbers, and just after you think mmmmm, it turns into oh! because it’s a little bit […] Continue Reading ->
Satay—marinated meat that’s grilled on a skewer and served with cucumbers and peanut sauce—originated in Java, but it’s a popular street food all over Indonesia and Holland. It’s also a ubiquitous appetizer on the menus of Thai restaurants in the United States. Let’s be honest: The best part […] Continue Reading ->
I’m not saying you’re required to institute Taco Tuesday in your house like President Business does in The Lego Movie, I’m just saying it’s a pretty awesome idea. Why not turn a regular old week night into a fiesta?! Imagine the good-time party in the kitchen as you […] Continue Reading ->
It’s been a rare occurrence in my food-focused life, but every once in a while, I have the thought: “Grrrr… I’m too busy to eat!” Like I said, it’s rare. What’s more important than food?! But it does happen. When food becomes a must-do, rather than a want […] Continue Reading ->
In each issue of Paleo Magazine, I team up with Steph Gaudreau to bring you the story of a traditional recipe and adapt it to fit into a healthier Paleo lifestyle. (I make the food; she makes the gorgeous photos.) In this installment, it was a trip to Puerto […] Continue Reading ->

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