Banh Mi Guacamole

Banh Mi Guacamole

Guacamole inspired by the flavors of a banh mi sandwich, including bbq pork, pickled carrot and radish, cucumbers, hot peppers, cilantro and mint.

Kale Sesame Noodle Salad

Kale Sesame Noodle Salad

Thick rice noodles are tossed with kale, cauliflower, radish, banana peppers, sesame oil, ginger, and soy sauce. Works great as a side for your next bbq.

Lobster Roll Banh Mi

Lobster Roll Banh Mi

Whether you are a lobster roll purist, or a banh mi purist I think we can all get on board with this amazing sandwich.

The Avant Gardener’s Salad

The Avant Gardener’s Salad


I wanna grow tomatoes on the front steps. Sunflowers, bean sprouts, sweet corn and radishes.
This is what Courtney Barnett is planning in her song Avant Gardener before her day takes a bad turn. I imagine that things got better and she was able to plant that garden eventually so the neighbors would stop thinking that they have a meth lab in the house. Then one day after the garden grew, she made this sweet salad with the harvest.

Crispy Pork Jowl Buns

Crispy Pork Jowl Buns

The last time I went to the Somerville Winter Market (FYI – there are 2 more Saturdays before it’s over for the year!) I was lucky enough to find Pork Jowl at the Austin Brothers Farm stand. I have a history with Austin Brothers, I actually drove out to their farm in Belchertown, MA to buy pork belly when I made my own panchetta. I knew I had to buy the jowl and figure out what to do with it later. Don’t you love impulse buys? A craving for pork buns a few days later was all I needed to get going with this recipe.

Banh Mi Dip

Banh Mi Dip

The sandwich dips series returns! Banh mi dip has been in my head since the series began, but I was having a really hard time trying to find an appropriate situation where it would go over well. For most occasions I attend, it isn’t exactly ideal to show up with a plate of chicken livers. I was so glad to finally find some people who were interested in trying out the banh mi dip because it came out better than I had even imagined.