The Duo Dishes

The Duo Dishes (62)

Chrystal Baker is a private cook, recipe developer, and freelance online contributor, as well as a culinary production team member for various TV shows, commercials, photo shoots and online content. She maintains DuoDishes.com, a Los Angeles-based food blog that features dishes influenced by family tradition, regional fare and worldly flavors. You can follow her trail on Instagram and Twitter--@TheDuoDishes and @AnynEverywhere.

 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 09:25

Savory Squash, Porcini & Bacon Crumble

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What makes this dish stand out is that it is a savory crumble.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:01

How to make Toum (Lebanese Garlic Sauce)

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How to make Toum (Lebanese Garlic Sauce) and Pomegranate Molasses Pickled Shallots

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 07:53

Linguine with Roasted Tomatoes & Ricotta

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One of the last summer dishes I made was centered around pasta and two seasonal vegetables that tend to be at their peak this time of year–corn and tomatoes.

Friday, 11 September 2015 07:54

Crème Fraîche Pimento Cornbread

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One of the foods I miss the most during the year is cornbread.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:11

Mini Spinach and Cheese Quiche

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When you see the word quiche, do you immediately think about a flakey, buttery crust cradling a creamy, cheesey filling?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 21:16

Manchego, Cotija and Chorizo Queso

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We’re well into summer thanks to the glorious seasonal kick off associated with Memorial Day weekend, as well as the recent Summer Solstice.

My torturous relationship with dessert continues with this batch of ice cream and a fruit topping to go with it.I didn’t plan for these two to go together, but I’m happy they were a match. The ice cream is rich and, well, creamy. Super thick–almost like a custard. The compote on top is also rich, from the natural sugars in the fruit, but it also has a light tang that echoes the characteristic flavor of buttermilk. So when you put the two together…it’s just the right combo.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 08:50

Grape Mint Tomato Salad from Ally's Kitchen

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I’ve mentioned Ally Phillips’ (the woman behind Ally’s Kitchen) name a few times on the blog, and it’s all thanks to our meeting at last year’s Dole Blogger Summit.

Monday, 20 April 2015 07:52

Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad

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Towards the end of January, I received a copy of Paulette Lambert’s new cookbook, The Wellness Kitchen. Years of hosting a food blog, and working in the food industry in general, have definitely played a role in expanding pant sizes and plumper cheeks.

Monday, 23 March 2015 21:05

Vegan Double Chocolate Avocado Cake

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“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That old familiar saying tells you exactly what to do when a hefty lot of negative is flying your way. No one tells you what to do when you have eight or nine perfectly ripe avocados on hand, and we all know that the worst thing you can do with perfectly ripe avocados is let them go to waste. I had this figurative batch of “lemons” in one hand and a bag of cocoa powder in the other. The logical thing to do was make a cake.

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