recipes: high

  • Banana Spring Rolls with Chocolate Coconut Sauce
    bananasbrown sugarcinnamonvanilla extracttoasted shredded coconuttoasted peanuts or cashewseggspring roll wrapperFrying oilcoconut milkcorn syrupA pinch of saltcoconut extractdark chocolate/semisweet chocolatePowdered sugar
  • BBQ Buckwheat & Chickpea Veggie Burger
    This veggie burger is so delicious and full of good-for-you ingredients. You'll want to set aside some time to enjoy preparations. It's not quick to put together, but they freeze well so you may even want to make a double batch for a quick meal later. After you try these you won't want to go back to the supermarket frozen variety. buckwheat groatsyellow onioncarrotred bell peppercelerygarlicsalt & pepperchili powdergarbanzo beansswiss chard leavessweet potatoBBQ saucechia “egg”
  • cannelloni
    The great thing about the cannelloni is that the crepes can be made ahead of time - filled and rolled. Wrap them in a Saran wrap so they are not touching and then put into a freezer bag to use when needed. I do not freeze the sauce because it gets watery. I have made them in advance when I am having 40 or 50 people over. Accompany these with a green salad. These are a hit! eggswaterflouryellow onionbutterwhite winetomato saucechopped spinachwesson oilparmesan cheesericottamozzarella ball
  • chenery park's grilled salmon with sherry vinegar sauce
    Collin's family threw him a surprise 30th birthday party in San Francisco. Carm made dinner arrangements for a party of thirty at Chenery Park, a local restaurant within walking distance from their home. Collin entered the restaurant to a long table of 30 guests holding up their menus to hide their faces. The group then started to sing Happy Birthday. After a festive dinner, the afterparty was at Collin and Carm's house. Mr. Oguro put on a great show of storytelling and karaoke for the guests. This salmon was one of the dishes that the guests enjoyed at Chenery Park that night. russet potatoesfresh garlicsoft butterheavy creamkosher salt and white pepperred onionsugarchampagne vinegartatsoiolive oilkosher salt and peppersalmon filletsolive oilkosher saltfreshly ground pepperbuttershallotscracked black peppercornsfresh parsleyfresh thymekosher saltdry sherrysherry vinegarheavy creamchilled buttersalt and pepper to taste
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
    Basmati ricecold watergarlicgingeryogurtcorianderchili powderturmericfenugreek leaveslimessaltolive oilolive oilcinnamonclovescardamomwhole macebay leaveschicken breastzucchinieggplantsummer squashonionRoma tomatoescashewsolive oilGaram masalacumin seedsonionsaltturmericcumin powderground coriandergingergarlicwater or chicken stockcilantrotoasted cashews
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
    Basmati ricewater or stockgarlicgingeryogurtground corianderchili powderturmericfenugreek leavesjuice of 2 limessaltolive oilboneless/skinless chicken meatred bell pepperszucchinieggplantsummer squashonionroma tomatoescashewsolive oilcumin seedslarge onionsaltground turmericGaram Masalacumin powderground corrianderminced garlicminced gingerwater or chicken stockcoconut milk or yogurtchopped cilantrotoasted cashews
  • Churrasco al Mojo Verde with Criollo-Saffron Rice
    light olive oillarge yellow onionsgarlicsaltsmoked paprikadried oregano leavesbay leaveschili flakescilantro stemspureed tomatoeswaterricecilantro leavesparsley leavesoregano leavesshallotsgarlicsmoked paprikaespelette pepperground cuminground black peppersaltextra-virgin olive oilred wine vinegarzest and juice of 2 limesskirt steakgarlicshallotsbay leavesrice bran oilsalt and pepper to tastelime juiceyellow onionslime wedgesoptional: sliced avocado
  • cook's illustrated chicken tikka masala
    Chicken tikka masala is one of our favorite dishes to order at an Indian restaurant. With all the cream involved, it probably isn't the leanest option on the menu, but the sauce sure is delicious! This recipe yields a lot of food, so invite people over to share or get ready to eat it for a few days in a row. We sometimes serve this with roasted cauliflower instead of rice. cumincoriandercayenne peppersaltchicken breastsgarlicgingerplain yogurtvegetable oilvegetable oiloniongarlicgingerserrano chiletomato pastegaram masalacanned tomatoessugarsaltheavy creamsaltbasmati ricecilantro
  • cook's illustrated mushroom bisque
    This soup is so comforting and earthy. The technique is brilliant and the taste is amazing! The recipe involves a few different phases and different types of equipment, but for us, the trouble is totally worth it since the taste is so delicious! We freeze leftovers to make easy meals for our two-year-old daughter. white mushroomscremini mushroomsshiitake mushroomssaltvegetable oilonionfresh thymepepperdry sherrywaterchicken brothheavy creamegg yolkslemon juicesalt and pepperheavy creamfresh chives
  • cook's illustrated's eggplant caponata (sicilian eggplant relish)
    We are huge fans of Beretta's eggplant caponata, so we were excited to find this recipe in Cook's Illustrated. This recipe takes about an hour for one person to cook, but the it lasts for a week in an airtight container in the fridge, so you can enjoy it for a few days. eggplantkosher saltV8 vegetable juicered wine vinegarlight brown sugarparsley anchovy filletstomatoesraisinsblack olivesextra virgin olive oilceleryred bell pepperonionpine nutsburratabaguette
  • crème brûlée
    Collin took Carm to his family's beach house near San Luis Obispo for their one month anniversary. Collin and Carm saw The Slackers, one of Collin's favorite ska bands, and ate dinner at Rosa's. That night, Carm tried crème brûlée for the first time. Collin gave Carm the honor of cracking the crunchy top layer. heavy creamvanilla beanvanilla sugaregg yolkshot watervanilla sugar