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Yasmin Fahr

Yasmin Fahr

Pretty obsessed with food.
Fun Fact #1: I'm a trained yoga teacher.
Fun Fact #2: I can wiggle my ears.

  • Location: United States
  • Favorite foods: All-things tomato except for sun-dried, clementines, Sumo oranges, feta, coconut, delicious salads (lame sounding, I know, but I really do),meatballs, oysters, shrimp, chile peppers and almost everything else but sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Last bite on earth: Late August heirloom tomatoes (the uglier the better) with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt. Maybe a little feta too.

One-Pot Wonders: Coconut Rice With Chicken Thighs

Why I don't cook everything in coconut milk is beyond me. It adds a rich flavor, creamy texture, and a sweetness that's perfectly at home in savory dishes. This particular one-pot recipe, made with tender chicken thighs, fresh, crunchy snow peas, and lightly spiced rice cooked in coconut milk is not from any particular tradition, but it sure is a tasty way to make a quick, weeknight meal. More

One-Pot Wonders: Spicy Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Baked Eggs

This recipe is essentially a twist on shakshuka, a perfect brunch/dinner/any-time-of-day dish that involves poaching eggs in a spiced tomato sauce, typically filled with an assortment of peppers. I decided to bulk it up by adding lentils to make a heartier, stew-like consistency and swirl in kale at the end of the cooking process for added greens. I finish the eggs under the broiler so they set quickly, crisping up the kale in the process. More

One-Pot Wonders: Baked Eggs With Butternut Squash and Kale

I'm sure you've all heard the endless chatter about how good kale is for you and that it's the new trendy 'it' food, which is all probably true; it's just not the reason I love it. It's an incredibly versatile and hardy green that can be manipulated in countless ways. Here, it's combined with butternut squash, baked eggs, and toasted pumpkin seeds for a hearty one-pot dinner that'll hit the table in just 20 minutes. More

One-Pot Wonders: Lemon Chicken and Rice With Kale

Other than this replacing broccoli with kale, this is a basic chicken and rice dish that's spruced up with cumin and saffron for a hint of color and depth of flavor that helps to balance the natural bitterness of kale. A finishing touch of lemon brightens up the meal and you'll find that this is one of those recipes that fills your house with an inviting aroma from the basmati rice and saffron. More

One-Pot Wonders: Huevos Rancheros

The inspiration for this week's recipe came from a major bout of food envy. We've all fallen prey to it: drooling over a plate at a neighboring table, eyes glued as they devour their incredibly delicious looking food, ignoring our companion and they nudge under the table as if to say, "Get it together!" I'm not alone in this, right? More

One-Pot Wonders: Easy Skillet Cassoulet

Don't scoff at the idea of a skillet cassoulet that's done in 30 minutes. We've managed it before, and we'll surely do it again—after all, this column is dedicated to reinventing classics to cut down on time without detracting from flavor. Here, beans, sausage, and pork tenderloin combine in a rich, garlicky stew with a crisp breadcrumb crust. More

Coconut Rice With Chicken Thighs

Hi there!

Yes, the coconut milk, once stirred, makes up for the rest of the liquid needed to cook the rice. I did not meed more than that and it didn't burn, but keep an eye on it, if you're concerned, and stir to make sure it doesn't stick.
Yes, you can use water or chicken stock -- sorry about that!
I haven't heard of a lime boycott, but there is actually a shortage that accounts for the very high price of limes, which I recently discovered. You can definitely use lemons instead. And I wish I had a lime tree!
I think I got all of the questions, but please let me know if I missed any!

Hope you all enjoy!

Greek-Style Rice Pilaf With Chicken Thighs

Definitely! Just cook it according to the package instructions, but it should be fine! Enjoy!

One-Pot Wonders: Curried Coconut Noodles With Shrimp

Thanks for catching that! Just fixed it!

Curried Coconut Noodles With Shrimp

A little less than half I'd say, but I saved the rest and made mussels with the rest of the curry paste for dinner the next night and it was great!

Vegan Curry Butternut Squash Soup With Kale

Thanks for the feedback!

Vegan Curry Butternut Squash Soup With Kale

Interesting, my worry was that it would become too soft and mushy if I cooked it with the quinoa, but I'm glad you liked it overall! I've definitely become a little addicted to it.

Vegan Curry Butternut Squash Soup With Kale

Hmm, well are you browning them first? I agree, it will not cook in 2 minutes, but that's not what I was saying. If you brown it first, and then add it in later (as directed), you should have squash that's firm to the bite but not mushy - ditto with the carrots. I've made it several times with the same result, so please let me know if you're hung up on a certain step in the process because it works just fine for me. thanks!

One-Pot Wonders: Spicy Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Baked Eggs

yes! #fetaforlife :) So happy you liked it!

Easy Cold Sesame Noodles With Shredded Chicken

Awesome! I love soba noodles and will def try with that, thanks guys!

Easy Cold Sesame Noodles With Shredded Chicken

You could definitely try soba, I would just say that the buckwheat will change the taste a bit as egg noodles tend to be a little richer and the texture will be a little different as well. Let me know how it comes out!

Tortilla Soup With Chicken and Avocado

Hmm the charred or roasted flavor would be there and nice, but it depends how much time you have/want to spend. I found the dish to have enough flavor for a 20-minute recipe to be something I'd make again and again, but I don't think it could hurt.

Tortilla Soup With Chicken and Avocado

Yes, so sorry about that chicken glitch! To make it vegetarian, you could try adding black beans or chickpeas at the end. Hope you all enjoy!

Weeknight Turkey "Bolognese"

Sorry about the confusion! Yes, you should add the pasta to the pan and cook it in the broth. It's unconventional, but also super easy and saves you a pot!

Vegan Black Bean and Squash Chili

@currymonster I think it should be fine to freeze. I'd just add fresh avocado when you reheat it instead of freezing the avocado, but you probably already knew that :)

Vegan Black Bean and Squash Chili

Definitely, glad you asked! And that's so smart to freeze them for next time!

One-Pot Wonders: Seared Scallops With Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts

Love all of the Brussels love! They really are so good :) I agree, the shredded sprouts are a great base for any protein and as a side dish -- Thanksgiving anyone?

Vegan Black Bean and Squash Chili

Chopped up please! You can break them apart in the pan with a wooden spoon, but I think chopping is more effective.

One-Pot Wonders: Vegan Black Bean and Squash Chili

Sweet potato sounds like it would be delicious! And thank you for the nice comments :) Much better than what I was anticipating!

Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Sauce

@siliconvalleygeek brown rice sounds perfect for this dish! I think Greek yogurt could definitely work to tone it down or more feta! I know you said it was a big batch so not sure if you want to try this option, but you could dilute the sauce with more tomatoes -- maybe freeze some if there's too much?

Easy Skillet Steak Tacos With Charred Corn and Sriracha

I agree with @BarbaraD I make tomato sauce along with other acidic foods in my skillet, but make sure to take care of it and don't have any problems with it. In fact, it's one of my favorites pieces of kitchen equipment!
@BarbaraD love that the skillet is over 60 years old, congrats!

Skillet Pasta with Sausage, Squash, and Spinach

Hi @t-dawg Nope, add the whole can!

Pork Chops with Fresh Peaches and Basil

@Nasochkas Hmm, that's interesting because I've made them in a cast iron skillet as well and the timing is the same -- are you using a meat thermometer? That's typically the best way to determine when the meat is done.

Herb-Filled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar Cheese

@scriba I in fact do not live in an alternate universe, but I have been in the Maine woods for a week with no service, so I apologize for the delay. I cannot speak for every supermarket across the country, but I was given the choice between the two types of ground turkey at the whole foods that I went to and included the information to be helpful in case anyone was in a similar situation. However, you can make the recipe with any type of ground turkey meat so I wouldn't stress too much. @Tuscguy i hope you enjoy them!

Skillet Pasta with Sausage, Squash, and Spinach

Hi there!

@scagnetti Good eye, it's not either of those two because I was shopping at Chelsea Market since I was making the recipe at my sister's apartment and went to the Italian store there to purchase the pasta. This is one of my favorite types, so I let myself buy it since I rarely shop there, but I'm sorry, I can see how it is confusing! The idea is essentially the same though because you want a type of pasta that will allow the bits of sausage to get stuck in the curls or the tubes. I can find out the exact name if you want me to.

@chefmarekti2 yes, you do want to remove it from the casing -- thanks!

Skillet Pearled Couscous with Tomatoes, Feta, and Spinach

@dadwhocooks so happy to hear that!

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