simonlimks

14 Flips | 4 Magazines | 4 Likes | 33 Following | 1 Follower | @simonlimks | Keep up with simonlimks on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “simonlimks”

12 Bright Salads for Spring

We believe in eating spring with abandon. The minute winter slips away, we’re dreaming of asparagus on our plates and pea shoots for days -- atop sandwiches, in stir fries, and woven around forks. But most of all, we celebrate the season simply, with a dozen bright salads.<p>On these sunny days, your …

Miso-Charred Mushrooms and Black Rice Salad

I can't help it. I am addicted to self-improvement. At least in January, I can get away with it more easily when the rest of the world joins in. New year, new us.<p>I specialize in French recipes, as you know, and sometimes, those can be pretty not self-improving. I do, quite happily, fall prey to a …

Lazy Meatball Shakshuka

It feels like shakshuka is just all over the blogosphere these days.<p>Luckily for me, shakshuka is something that actually fits into my diet. Yes, I’m …

Fall Vegetable Risotto with Blue Cheese | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This novel take on risotto is packed with caramelized onions, tender Brussels sprouts, earthy shiitake mushrooms and creamy blue cheese. It’s a great way to show off autumn vegetables. Serve an endive salad to round out the meal.<p><b>Fall Vegetable Risotto with Blue Cheese</b><p>5 cups (40 fl. oz./1.25 l.) …

Blue Cheese

Baked Brie with Figs Recipe by Rochelle Ramos

<b>You don’t really need a recipe to make this tantalizing appetizer, you just needed someone to put the mouther-watering idea in your head.</b><br>By Rochelle …

Broccoli Rabe & Olive Pizza | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Calorie-laden pizza gets a makeover in this healthy rendition. Part-skim mozzarella keeps the topping creamy but low in fat, while nutty nicoise olives develop a lovely wrinkled texture in the oven. The pizza is perfect for lunch and dinner, but, cut into small squares, it also makes a tempting …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Brown Butter

I’m not one to wax poetic about soup.<p>Soup is soup and often quite boring soup at that.<p>For me, soup is usually a vehicle for eating more bread. Creamy …

Fettuccine with Peas, Ricotta & Prosciutto | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Pasta makes an easy and delicious weeknight dinner, especially when dressed according to the season. Make this wholesome sauce in the spring, when you can find fresh peas — it can be assembled in the time it takes to boil the pasta water.<p><b>Fettuccine with Peas, Ricotta & Prosciutto</b><p>Fine sea salt and …

Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This is one of the most heart-healthy salads you can eat. Perfect for a light supper or a lunch, it can be prepared quickly just before serving, or the salmon, potatoes and asparagus can be prepared up to a day ahead, then dressed just before serving.<p><b>Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad</b><p>1 lb. (500 g.) …

Seafood

Kale Salad with Red Cabbage, Carrots, and Pine Nuts

Kale Salad with Red Cabbage, Carrots, and Pine Nuts<p><b>Yield:</b> 4-6<p>Ingredients<p>For the salad:<br>• 1 bunch kale<br>• 1 1/2 cups thinly chopped red cabbage<br>• 1 1/2 cups …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit …

The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth with wheat noodles, slices …

14 Incredible Outdoor Kitchens That Go Way Beyond Grills (PHOTOS)

There's nothing like dining alfresco and enjoying beautiful weather while taking in a pretty view. But <i>cooking</i> outside is even better. And some very lucky homeowners have fabulous outdoor kitchens to boot. We're talking way more than the standard barbecue setup, with a range of amazing appliances …