Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mashed Sunchokes and Millet with Cranberry and Purple Shelling Beans, Caramelized Onion, and Arugula and Persimmon Salad

Inspired by this post. I am not a big cauliflower fan, and I had some sunchokes in the fridge so I decided to use them instead. I think it came out great, and it was delicious with the sweet, caramelized onions and fresh shelling beans.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Roasted Beet Salad with Yogurt Dressing and Nigella Seeds (Reprise)

I made the beet salad from Moro again for our pumpkin carving party, and served it in these adorable little cups, with some daikon sprouts on top.


Spicy, roasted squash and hand-pulled mozzarella from our party the other night, served with lentils.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pluot Galette

Inspired by a tart I had at Chez Panisse last month, we served this with rosewater whipped cream, which really brought out the fragrance of the pluots. (Pictured below with our favorites from the River Cafe books: Chocolate Walnut Torte and Pear Almond Cake)

Spicy Squash and Hand-Pulled Mozzarella Skewers

Erik pulled the mozzarella just moments before we served the skewers. Recipe from Jamie.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Black Cod Tagine with Green Peppers, Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Olives

Also from Moro.

Fava Bean and Cucumber Soup

I had this at Moro when I was in London this summer, and now that I have their cookbook I've been dying to make it myself. It was just as delicious as I remembered and surprisingly easy to make. We made it with fresh fava beans instead of the dry ones in the recipe, which made it even quicker to put together.

Tagliatelle with Roasted Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, and Arugla

Inspired by River Cafe, as always...

Cranberry Beans with Arugula and Corn Salad

I cooked the beans with garlic, tomato and sage.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Smashed chickpeas, toast, roasted cherry tomatoes, pot roast from Chez Panisse, beet and carrot salads.