RECIPE COLLECTION

 

Salt & Such Recipe Collection

MANDARIN ORANGE MARMALADE + BROWN BUTTER CARDAMOM w/ BLACK PEPPER BISCUITS

So to kick off the season, I figured why not make mandarin orange marmalade? Not only is it good to have on hand, but it makes a great present as well. Plus, what better way to preserve these lovely oranges? But I thought I would also throw in some biscuits your way…

THE BEST PUMPKIN OATMEAL COOKIES
(Oh My)!

One of the things I do look forward to when coming home are my mom’s oatmeal cookies. I know, I know, it’s oatmeal, and it doesn’t really scream holidays, but in all honesty, she makes them all year long and it’s a must-have in her pantry when we all come home.

LIVE LONG AND NOODLES!

I am a sucker for everything noodles. It’s like a blank slate. I can pretty much add anything I want and make them any way I want. This simple dish is one of my favorite creations. Why you ask??? Because it’s super easy, but has a punch-full of flavors, and can even be healthy (and I say that loosely).


APPLE CAKE WITH WHISKY CARAMEL SAUCE

My first thought was to bake the iconic apple pie, but, how boring is that? I wanted to make something out of the ordinary, and I remembered this whisky cake that I made last year that was just incredibly delicious. So for my first fall weekend, I decided on an apple whisky cake…

IF THERE’S CHEESE AND CRACKERS WITH MY WINE, IT’S DINNER!

I’m a big fan of charcuterie boards. It’s a fancy way to snack and it makes me feel like I’m somewhat still winning at this adulting game. It’s a small win, but I’ll take it. They’re also good to have on hand for last minute guests…

 

 

BABY PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS SAUTEED IN BUTTER

One thing about this recipe is that you can make it as easy on yourself as possible. If you are truly in a rush, you can use precooked polenta (but seriously it’s not that hard to make it) but I won’t judge if you do this…


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CRISPY PURPLE POTATOES THAT WILL GNOCCHI YOUR SOCKS OFF!

Making gnocchi takes me back to my modeling clay years, and is probably the reason why I choose different kinds of potatoes whenever I make it. These purple potatoes are by far my favorite ones. I mean, the colors just speak for themselves…

STICKY FIG MUFFINS

So it now became a challenge for me to make a really good fig muffin, because there’s nothing more I love than a good challenge. After my endless search for a really good recipe, I finally found something that didn’t disappoint…

TOMATO-POACHED SALMON

Thinking of my mom’s fish stew, I wanted to make something similar, but make it my own. I also wanted to use up some of the gorgeous tomatoes that are still in season. The simplicity of this dish goes well with a medley of roasted vegetables…

 


WILD MUSHROOM & ROASTED PUMPKIN RISOTTO

This recipe is an adaptation of a basic risotto recipe from the Martha Stewart cookbook that I’ve made many variations of. I wanted to incorporate the pumpkin, which add creaminess and sweetness to the dish…

QUICK CHICKEN ADOBO

There are many versions of adobo, much like there are many variations of spaghetti sauce. I use balsamic vinegar in my version, and I also use coconut milk for extra flavor, and to thicken the sauce. I hope this dish invites you to try more Filipino dishes in the future…

MEXICAN CHOCOLATE CAKE (GOODNESS CAKE)

I’ve made this chocolate cake and variations of it on several occasions for several people. It’s not only rich and moist, but it has a depth of flavor that is complex and unique.  From the rich dark chocolate and coffee flavor…

 


RICE TAFEL

This is my rendition of Rice Tafel, which I found in the 1951 edition of the Joy of Cooking. I have loved the Joy of Cooking since I can remember, and when I finally found an old version…

LAMB BURGERS WITH GOAT CHEESE + PICKLED CHERRY RELISH

The burger recipe below is adapted from the Sheila Lukins All Around the World Cookbook. To make it my own, I added the goat cheese and rosemary, and of course, the pickled cherry relish. This combination of flavors is just out of this world!

CHILLED GUACAMOLE SOUP + MANGO-LEMON MARGARITA

There’s a beautiful avocado tree around the corner from my home, and every day, I walk by it ever so slowly just so I can admire it. I’m sure my neighbors are wondering why I’m always stopping and looking up. But come on, the tree is gorgeous!

 


THE ULTIMATE GRILLED CHEESE

I wanted to step up my grilled cheese game, so during tea time, I had this brilliant idea to incorporate my mid-afternoon snack with the grilled cheese: brie, goat cheese and some fig and apricot jam. My mouth waters just thinking about it!

TOASTED SESAME DRESSING + ROASTED ROOT VEGGIES

I like to experiment with different flavors, and this one is really fantastic, and is a perfect accompaniment to this warm roasted veggie salad I am sharing as well. It’s so easy and yet so full of flavor!