Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya
Jambalaya is not a beautiful dish. It, like its name, resembles a jumble—but eating it is some kind of beauty, instead.
Lemony Pasta with Mushrooms and Fried Kale
Extra-virgin olive oil becomes a wonderfully flavored infusion after frying kale and sauteeing mushrooms and garlic.
Pizza Frittata
If French bread, bagel, and English muffin pizzas can be accepted into the canon of household variations on pizza, so can this.
Chicken Soup with Farro and Fennel
I’m not sure if Tchaikovsky would appreciate his elaborate ballet being compared to a humble, peasant-style soup. But you don’t need to have glitter and tutus to impress the palate with food.
Raw Carrot & Parsnip Salad
Parsnips look visibly hardy, kind of like a rugged sailor with its scraggly wisps and deeply punctured wrinkles. And they are, too, withstanding the months locked in cold storage staying crisp.

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Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya
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Jambalaya is not a beautiful dish. It, like its name, resembles a jumble—and I’m even told by a Southern co-worker that people in the South tend to pronounce it more like “jumbla,” too. It doesn’t play nice with restaurant-style plating. Rice grains cling to every shrimp, tasty bits like sausages and nearly-dissolved vegetables are embedded within the mysterious mass. I suppose you could deconstruct your jambalaya to place prime bits ceremoniously... Read More

Lemony Pasta with Mushrooms and Fried Kale
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These cold, tough months of winter, I’m always in the mood for a warm bowl of pasta. But marinara sauce can get tiresome, and it looks like we’ve got a long winter still to go. So I made this simple pasta with garlic, mushrooms, and crispy slivers of olive oil-fried kale. I had it as leftovers next, and its flavors had really combined and popped. The oil was deep-green... Read More

Pizza Frittata
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It’s a mashup that keeps to the same cuisine: pizza, and a flattish beaten-egg dish topped with anything you like (frittata). Who didn’t try to forge pizza with a toaster oven and whathaveyou at home when growing up? English muffins and French bread are a favorite pizza pasttime. I remember spooning stuff from a jar of “pizza sauce” onto halved bagels and English muffins for these after-school snack purposes growing... Read More