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I’ve been passionate about food from a young age. When other kids were still turning their noses up at spinach, I was eating lima beans and chicken gizzards. My blog, Sel et Sucre, is all about being creative and having fun with food.

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Member Since: Dec 13, 2011


Last Posted Recipe: Dec 20, 2012

Pickled Sugar Snap Peas

Pickled sugar snap peas: crisp sweetness complemented by the acidity of vinegar and flavored with garlic and chiles.

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Giant Ice Cream Sandwich

Giant ice cream sandwich. Salted brown butter caramel ice cream between two chocolate brownie cookies.

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Salted Brown Butter Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Brown Butter Caramel Ice Cream. Unbelievably decadent.

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Brownie Cookies

Some people love brownies, some people love cookies, but most love both. For all of them, these are a revelatory dessert: brownie cookies.

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Sausage and Lentil Stew

A hearty stew of sausage, cabbage, and lentils to keep you warm and full during a cold February.

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Thai Corn Salad

Raw or grilled sweet corn both taste amazing in this Thai corn salad with a dressing of Thai basil, cilantro, lime, honey, and ginger.

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Kimchi Omelet

My new favorite breakfast: kimchi omelet with zucchini and scallions.

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Cucumber Sesame Salad

This Asian cucumber salad with black sesame seeds is quick to make and perfect for a picnic!

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Salted Chocolate Toffee Cookies

The (surprisingly simple) cookie recipe I make whenever I want to impress someone - Salted Chocolate Toffee Cookies

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Coffee-Rubbed Pulled Brisket

Brisket rubbed with ground coffee, smoked paprika, brown sugar, smoked salt, chili powder, and lemon zest, then slow cooked for hours on end.

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Garam Masala Cookies

Garam Masala Cookies: yes, they're sweet, as cookies are meant to be, but they’re also nutty from brown butter and spicy from garam masala.

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Japanese Curry

Japanese Curry with carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms, chickpeas, and peas, sweetened with a grated apple and thickened with a roux.

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3-2-1 Stir Fry

The key to this delicious stir fry is Cantonese 3-2-1 sauce. It's so easy to make - the recipe is in the name!

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Candied Kumquats

Candied kumquats with brown sugar, bourbon, and arbol chile can be used for savory or sweet dishes - and are perfect for an old-fashioned!

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Smoked Duck

Smoking a whole duck took 24 hours total, from brining it overnight to slowly cooking it in a haze of cherrywood smoke, and it was worth it!

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German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage: because a great side helps make a great meal.

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Red Lentil Dal

My take on a red lentil dal, in homage to one of my first realizations that vegetarian food could be just as tasty as its meaty counterpart.

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Pomegranate Curry Shrimp

This unexpected combination of curry leaves, pomegranate molasses, and shrimp ends up being spectacularly tasty.

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Cauliflower Rice

This mound of rice is actually made from grated cauliflower - and is quicker and more foolproof than rice itself, not to mention healthier!

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Garam Masala

Garam Masala: spice up your kitchen with this classic North Indian spice mix. (vegan, gluten-free)

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Crab and Avocado Salad

Crab, red onion, cilantro, and raisins with an Asian-inspired dressing, served inside an avocado crusted with seeds and spices.

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Crab and Avocado Salad

An avocado stuffed with crab salad and crusted with a mixture of pumpkin seeds, black pepper, fried red onions, sesame seeds, and masago.

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Vegetarian Feijoada

This vegetarian take on feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew) replaces the usual cuts of meat with mushrooms and quinoa (vegan, gluten-free)

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Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasted Curried Cauliflower: Sometimes I crave simplicity. Nothing too crazy here, just four ingredients and a hot oven. Vegan & gluten-free

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Habanero Infused Mezcal

Smoky mezcal infused with spicy habanero peppers - an amazing combination!

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Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Shrimp and sausage jambalaya - my first tentative connection to New Orleans until I can get there myself.

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Stir-Fried Pork and Vegetables

Crisp stir-fried brussels sprouts & long beans alongside pork marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, and five-spice is miles ahead of take-out!

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Blackened Catfish

Quick and simple blackened catfish - only four ingredients (and that's including vegetable oil and salt!)

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Pomegranate Asparagus Quinoa Salad

Pomegranate Asparagus Quinoa Salad (w. mint, walnuts, and lime) is perfect for spring: take it on a picnic or serve it at a dinner party!

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Roasted Chickpea Fajitas

Chickpeas tossed with chili powder and cumin and then roasted form the perfect base for vegetarian fajitas!

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Carrot Cake Muffins Baked in Eggshells

Carrot Cake Muffins (a more breakfast-friendly take on carrot cake) with cream cheese "yolks" baked inside of eggshells for visual impact!

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Maple Bacon S'mores

Maple Bacon S'mores - the best of both worlds: playful enough to tap into your inner kid but complex enough to please your adult taste buds.

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Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade graham crackers, sprinkled with turbinado sugar, cinnamon, and smoked salt

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Maple Bacon Marshmallows

Maple Bacon Marshmallows. Homemade marshmallows are far superior to the store-bought ones, especially when you fold in candied bacon bits!

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Tuscan Three Bean Soup

Tuscan Three Bean Soup. Vegan, gluten-free, and delicious!

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Ginger Shiitake Salmon

Salmon topped with a glaze of bell peppers, shiitake mushrooms, ginger, honey, soy sauce, and scallions. And, of course, a dash of Sriracha!

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