A spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish that’s easy to adjust to any heat level. I created it after eating a similar dish at a Santa Monica restaurant, and it’s one of my favorites. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if desired. As an option, it’s delicious with creamy goat cheese stirred in at the end.

A spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish that’s easy to adjust to any heat level. I created it after eating a similar dish at a Santa Monica restaurant, and it’s one of my favorites. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if desired. As an option, it’s delicious with creamy goat cheese stirred in at the end.

A marinated cucumber and carrot pickle mix tops off grilled pork burgers that have been flavored with sesame oil and ginger. The cucumber pickle mix is made ahead of time and marinated for several hours. The burgers are served on sesame seed buns for a southeast Asia-inspired treat.

A marinated cucumber and carrot pickle mix tops off grilled pork burgers that have been flavored with sesame oil and ginger. The cucumber pickle mix is made ahead of time and marinated for several hours. The burgers are served on sesame seed buns for a southeast Asia-inspired treat.