Fast Food (not that kind)

Gnocchi with Bison and Wild Boar Ragu

Today is “Gnocchi Thursday” at the divine @nostranapdx, but in case you’re too lazy to leave your house, this is a *really* good and very fast knockoff of their gnocchi with beef and pork ragù with red wine and parmigiano ($19). It’s Nicky Farms ground […]

Kamut-Black Radish-Radicchio Salad with Pistachios

Revisited this winter salad for dinner, padding out the toasty kamut with a little more asparagus, black radish and radicchio (added a little more pistachio and a dash of red wine vinegar), and served with a simple seared chicken breast seasoned with za’atar and orange. […]

Semihomemade Manduguk

Super fast manduguk for lunch, made by simmering sliced chonggak radish, tteok (rice cakes) and frozen store-bought mandu (dumplings) in homemade chicken/pork stock with a spoonful of instant dashi, a teeny bit of soy sauce, and a dribble of sesame oil. Sloppy shredded omelet “noodles” […]

Dandan Chili Dog

Look, I know this looks ridiculous, but if Cincinnati can put chili on spaghetti then I can put dandan topping on a hot dog.   I totally did the thing: dandan chili dog using Nicky Farms ground wild boar and lots of garlic and Lao […]

Dandanmian

This is such a deceptively simple dish to make, provided you have a well-supplied larder. For the ragu, I browned ground Nicky Farms wild boar (pork would work, obviously) with a little bit of sesame oil, a few cloves of minced garlic, finely diced zha […]

Cheese Toast & Tomato Soup

When you receive a gift of homemade cheese bread, there are worse things you could do than melting even more cheese on it to dip into heirloom tomato soup. 🧀 🍞 🧀 🍞#lunch #comfortfood #grilledcheese #bread #gluten #cheese #tomatoes #homecooking #winter #food52 #foodgawker #foodstagram #instafood […]

California Roll Chirashisushi

HONKINESS. California roll-style chirashisushi sounded really good to me, because I love the honkiness of a California roll but was just feeling too lazy to roll maki. I topped stovetop Calrose rice (seasoned with rice vinegar, sugar, salt) with surimi, a brunoise of cucumber and […]

Yu Choy Gratin

Fact: all crucifers taste really great with cheese sauce. Broccoli, cauliflower, doesn’t matter! They’re made for each other. Here’s leftover mushroomy Gruyère Mornay sauce with leftover romanesco and yu choy baked with bread crumbs (made from leftover baguette) strewn over the top. To serve with […]

Fast Caramel Corn

Caramel corn: not just for the holidays anymore! Fun fact: as long as you have a paper bag, all popcorn is microwave popcorn. I made dead-simple caramel corn by drizzling and tossing hot popcorn with warm @almachocolate habanero caramel and @jacobsensaltco flake salt, and it’s […]

Pelmeni with Chanterelles and Salicornia

Store-bought pelmeni from the Russian market make a fast phone-in dinner, but serving them en brodo with wild things makes it special. Beef pelmeni in a reduction of beef/rabbit/duck stock (deglazed the pan first with my homemade Doug-fir eau de vie), with Misty Mountain chanterelles […]