Vegetarian Kimchi Fried Rice

There was a time, not that long ago, when Kimchi Fried Rice was very popular on the internet, and ever since then it's been one of my favorite things to eat. I put a kimchi fried rice bowl in Bowl, but today wanted to share a spin on that recipe.  It's inspired in part by the 10 pounds of kimchi that …

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Ginger & Coconut Braised Cabbage

Cabbage is a vegetable that puts up with a lot. You can project onto it. You can say, "You're a sweet and crunchy, refreshing condiment," and it says, "That's me!" Or you can say, "You are a spicy, funky, perfect example of what lactic fermentation is good for," and it says, "Exactly." Or you can appreciate …

Chili and Bowls

Last weekend, while it was still unseasonably warm here in New York, I bought a bag of mixed soup beans at the farmers market and set out to make chili. (I found the beans—beautiful beans!—through a great new initiative called the Greenmarket Regional Grains Project.) I wondered if it was too warm, that chili was the wrong thing for the weather. But …

Reset: Spinach Soup

I avoid making resolutions, but the new year is a always good time to "reset." After the holidays, and all the excess of excess, it feels right to return to a healthy baseline normal. This is a roundabout way of advocating "manageable expectations" if you're the goal setting-type. Find the healthy habits that work for …

S.L.S.C. Almond Cake

"I brought you a cake!" Is there ever a time when that isn't a nice thing to hear? This cake is that offering, for your friends and loved ones and hosts and hostesses. It's something of a "little black dress" (LBD) cake, but in my case more of a "slick little sport coat" (SLSC) cake: perfect for …