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Dinner Tonight: Indian Burrito with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Tomato

My wife has demanded politely suggested I create something like this, but I valiantly resisted for four months. Though the beloved oversized Mexican dish (or is it Californian?) shares certain similarities with the kati roll, it's not exactly the same thing. And if I couldn't track down the authentic paratha used in the original, I thought, then it wasn't worth making. Then I got over it. More

Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Shiitake Mushrooms and Pumpkin Seed Sauce

Whenever I'm looking for a side dish to pair with steak, my mind tends to gravitate toward mushrooms, since the two are such a fantastic pair. The only problem is a visual one: both are brown, making for a monochromatic dish. Steakhouses solve this problem by adding a completely unnecessary sprig of parsley; I decided to go all in and add as much green as possible, in the form of a lime-heavy pumpkin seed pesto. More

Pan-Fried Noodles with Shrimp, Snap Pea, and Carrot

Why go to the trouble of boiling noodles, draining them in a colander, rinsing them under cold water, draining them again, and then stir-frying them? Sure, sometimes I love making things needlessly difficult for myself, but this is not one of those cases. Instead, I was after a crunchy noodle base, which would maintain its integrity even after toppings and a strong sauce are poured on top. More

Dinner Tonight: Lamb Sausage with Pea Purée and Pea Sprouts

It's that point in the year when I'm starving for fresh produce. Right now, that means peas. While I have a serious affection for mushy peas (I'll spare the reasoning), I looked instead for other ways of highlighting the vegetable. Here, I've made them into a colorful purée seasoned with mint and topped with savory lamb sausage, served alongside some warm pita. More

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