| Jul 15, 2010
Quinoa lentil salad with tomatoes
Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times
1 cup French green or brown lentils, sorted and rinsed
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup white wine vinegar or cider vinegar, plus more for drizzling
| Mar 17, 2011
Chickpea and noodle soup with Persian herbs
Total time: 3 1/2 hours
Note: Kashk, a flavorful Persian yogurt-like dairy product, is widely available at Middle Eastern markets and can be substituted with labneh (strained yogurt).
| May 26, 2011
This is a lesson: Good food is hiding everywhere, and you might come across it when you least expect it. You just need to be open, willing and ready to seize the moment.
Namastey India looks like any Indian grocery, on a mostly empty stretch of a semi-...
| Nov 25, 2010
There'll be no potato latkes on my Hanukkah table this year. Yes, I know they're traditional — my mother made them every Hanukkah when I was growing up. I've also prepared them for my children in years gone by, along with sufganiyot, an...
| Aug 26, 2010
Lentils with turkey sausage
Total time: About 1 hour
Servings: 8 to 10 (1/2 cup) servings
Note: Adapted from Cook for America / The s'Cool Food Initiative
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 pound fresh turkey sausage, uncased
1/2 cup finely...
| Dec 15, 2011
Quick orange lentil soup
Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
2 cups red lentils
1 sweet potato (about 10 ounces), peeled
1 large carrot
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 quarts water
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
| Dec 15, 2011
For Jewish parents, the Hanukkah holidays are particularly challenging; they last not one day but eight. Beginning this year at sunset Tuesday and ending at sunset Dec. 28, there will be lots of candles to light, loads of latkes to fry and eight nights of...
| Mar 10, 2011
Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof.
The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
| Jul 7, 2011
Crisp-skinned salmon with lentils, bacon and dandelion greens
Total time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
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| Jul 7, 2011
When you reconnect with an old friend you haven't seen in a long time, it's only natural that you want to make the occasion kind of special. Maybe have them for dinner. In this case, literally. After a long three-year dry spell, California's salmon are...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Another in our series of rediscovered gems from food historian Charles Perry: In England, a traditional breakfast dish dating from the days of the British Raj is kedgeree, usually consisting of lightly curried rice mixed with flaked smoked fish, and......