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Green beans in soy sauce and sesame

Here’s another simple dish — pan-fried green beans with soy sauce and sesame seeds. I used super-fresh green beans we’d bought earlier that day at the market, and seared them on high heat so they’d be slightly blistered on the outside but still crispy and bright green (when they’re so …

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Green curry

This is my favorite kind of Thai curry. Luckily, it’s not too complicated — most of the taste comes from the basil-rich green curry paste. You can think of it as a kind of Thai pesto — in Thailand they pound the spices together by hand, but here you can …

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Garlicky potato salad

This recipe is inspired by the ali oli potato tapas they serve in Spain. I made this potato salad to bring to a party, and the real reason I chose this dish is that it’s completely homemade (and looks it), but takes only 10-15 minutes to make. I used about …

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Sushi

Tonight I made sushi. More California than Japan, I filled half the rolls with cucumber, avocado, and two kinds of chives. The other half were filled with cucumber, chives and torn oyster mushrooms doused with mirin and soy sauce, and this combination turned out to be quite good. In fact, …