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Lemon Vinaigrette | Component Cooking

Lemon Vinaigrette | Component Cooking

If there’s one thing I tell people to start making at home right away, it’s dressing. Homemade salad dressing is as easy as whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. From that base, the possibilities of dressing are endless. While most people say you want a dressing that is 1 part acidity (lemon juice […]

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Cashew Cream | Component Cooking

Cashew Cream | Component Cooking

I was a bit slow to use cashew cream. I’ve never been shy about using heavy cream but over the years, my diet has tended a bit more towards vegan. This cream is a really useful recipe whether you’re trying to eat vegan or not. The cream sauce can be thick and used as a […]

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Homemade Red Harissa | Component Cooking

Homemade Red Harissa | Component Cooking

If there’s one thing that rules my component cooking, it’s sauce and sauce-like recipes. Making a sauce or two a week can bring all your meals together. I can’t remember how I started making harissa but it’s become a favorite component of mine. The smoky, spicy flavor works well with many different recipe types and […]

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Spiced Black Beans | Component Cooking

Spiced Black Beans | Component Cooking

In my list of components, these spiced black beans are at the top. We eat a lot of quesadillas, tacos, and enchiladas around our house. Having these beans on hand makes these meals much faster and tastier! I typically cook large batches of dried black beans with minimal added flavors then freeze them. From there, […]

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Garlicky Greens | Component Cooking

Garlicky Greens | Component Cooking

In cooking, full recipes are usually my last resort. I like improvisation behind cooking and challenging myself to do this completely changed the way I cooked. Sure, I share quite a bit of recipes but I’ve also tried to extend what I’m doing to include the idea of improv. My second book was a branch, […]

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