Almond and Orange Florentines

Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s Splendid Table is one of our favorite radio programs. And Yotam Ottolenghi is one of our favorite chefs. So when we found this recipe by Mr. Ottolenghi, on Ms. Kasper’s website, we had to make it. These are flipping easy – very few ingredients and very few steps. If you need a cookie that wows, and you need it now, this is the cookie for you.

Almond & Orange Florentines
Almond & Orange Florentines

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Sweet Winter Slaw

This winter slaw is hearty and satisfying, and the mango, papaya and candied macadamia nuts add some extra joy. It goes great as a side with fish – we had it with the pan fried trout. The recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi‘s book Plenty, which is full of amazing vegetable recipes and gorgeous photos.

Red Cabbage, Macadamia Nuts, Mango, Papaya and More!
Red Cabbage, Macadamia Nuts, Mango, Papaya and More!

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Banh Xeo – Vietnamese Coconut Pancake with Vegetable Filling

This vegetarian version of the Vietnamese pancake takes a little extra time to prep, but it also is complex in flavor and deeply fulfilling in taste. This recipe comes from Plenty, a great cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, that was a holiday gift from Book Larder in Fremont. (If you’re in Seattle, be sure to visit and support this community cookbook store. It’s full of beautiful and inspiring cookbooks.)

Banh Xeo Makings - A Delicious Vietnamese Pancake Wrap
Banh Xeo Makings - A Delicious Vietnamese Pancake Wrap

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