peppery zucchini bake

cacio e pepe

made the easiest way — with

grain-cooking water

serves 4

3 c cooked grains; 1 c grated parm + 1 T black pepper + cooking water from grains to form a sauce; 4 zucchini, sliced thin, seared in oil & salt; basil

arrange grains, zucchini in an oiled baking dish; 400 F, 20 minutes; broil; add basil

quinoa tomato gratin

chop tomatoes but

leave a few slices to place

on top for baking

source, 4 servings

4 tomatoes, chopped; 2 T olive oil, 2 T minced garlic, 1 onion, chopped; 2 zucchini, chopped; salt & pepper, 2 T thyme, 1 c rainbow quinoa, cooked; 3 eggs, 1/2 c cubed gruyere, 2 T basil

in a skillet cook onion, garlic, oil, spices 5 minutes; add zucchini, cook 5 minutes; add tomatoes, cook 5 minutes; stir in all but basil, 375 F, 45 minutes, top with basil

tomato tart

a late-night package

delivery truck or just

25 bullfrogs?

source, 3 servings

dough: 1 c flour, 1/2 c cornmeal, 1/4 t kosher salt, 10 T cold butter, 1/2 c grated cheddar, 1/2 c cold water: chopped together, chilled 30 minutes, rolled out to 1/4-inch on parchment; 1 c grated cheddar + kosher salt & pepper; 3 tomatoes, sliced, well salted with kosher salt, rested 30 minutes, drained; 2 T cider vinegar + 2 T honey + 5 thyme sprigs, simmered; 2 T olive oil + 3 T minced garlic, caramelized; 1 egg + 1 t water

assemble on parchment on rimmed baking sheet in order, fold dough to form 1/2-inch crust before egg wash; 425 F, 35 minutes

deep dish pizza

put scissors next to

the pizza and people can

cut their own slices

source

dough: 1 3/4 c + 2 T flour, 3/4 c warm water, 1 T olive oil, 3/4 t kosher salt, 1/2 t yeast; 1.5 T olive oil, 1 1/4 c grated mozzarella, 1/2 c tomato sauce, herbs, parm

mix dough; rest 5 minutes, fold 3x, fold & rest 4x total; rest 40 minutes, chill overnight, oil dough, press & dimple into oiled skillet, rest 15 minutes, press & dimple, proof 2 hours, sprinkle 1 c cheese over entire dough, add sauce, rest of cheese; 450 F 25 minutes on bottom rack; remove, add herbs & parm, loosen from pan with knife

pea greens paella

remove the curly

tendrils from the pea shoots first

or just leave them on

source, 4 servings

4 c hot broth + pinch saffron, 3 T olive oil, 1 onion, cut up; 2 c rice, kosher salt & pepper, zest & juice of 2 lemons, 2 c pea greens

cook onion, oil, salt, pepper in a skillet 5 minutes; add rice, cook 2 minutes; add rest; 500 F, 25 minutes

cheesy tomato rice

it’s light at bedtime

it’s light in the morning, light

switches never touched

source, 6 servings

2 T olive oil, 1 onion, chopped; 1 chile, chopped; 10 roma tomatoes, halved; 1 T kosher salt & pepper, 3 c rice, cooked; 2 c shredded cheddar

cook onion, spices, chile in oil in a cast iron pan 5 mins; add tomatoes, cook 5 minutes or until tomatoes wilt; add rice; sprinkle cheese, broil, serve with red pepper flakes 

crispy zucchini, white beans, & pesto

serve hot or cold or

on a bed of greens or in

a sandwich later

source, 3 servings

3 medium zucchini sliced long and thin, roasted with olive oil, kosher salt & pepper until dark brown, then drizzled with lemon juice; 1 can small white beans, rinsed and drained; pesto: 1 T minced garlic, 1/2 c basil, kosher salt & pepper, 1/4 c olive oil, 2 T white wine vinegar

put beans over zucchini, blend pesto, pour on top, serve with red pepper flakes

coconut black beans

serve with plantain chips

and hot sauce to compliment

the rich, salty beans

source, 4 servings

2 cans black beans — 1 can rinsed and drained, 2 T oil, 2 T cumin, 1 T ginger, 1 can coconut milk, kosher salt & pepper, juice of 1 lime; topping: 1/2 c unsweetened coconut flakes + zest of 1 lime + kosher salt & pepper

heat oil and spices, add beans and milk, simmer 15 mins, add juice of 1 lime; serve with topping, plantain chips, hot sauce

saffron coconut rice

one can coconut

milk and one can of water

for two cups of rice

source, 4 servings

2 c rice, 2 T oil, whites of 1 scallion, cut up; 1 t turmeric, kosher salt & pepper, 1 can coconut milk, 1 pinch saffron, 1 lb greens; toppings: 1/2 c unsweetened coconut flakes toasted with 1 T sesame seeds + zest of 1 lime, kosher salt & pepper, greens of 1 scallion, cut up; lime wedges. 

heat oil, scallion white, spices, add rice, milk, 1 can of water, simmer 10 minutes without stirring, covered; put greens on top, sprinkle with kosher salt, cook without stirring, covered, until rice is done, stir; add toppings and hot sauce