What’s Cooking This Weekend, Ariel Knutson?
Every weekend we like to ask a fellow cook what’s going on in their own kitchen, and this week one of our own editors is in the hot seat. Ariel, our Engagement Editor, lives in Brooklyn, is obsessed with citrus right now, and has a rather ambitious weekend cooking plan!
What are you cooking this weekend, Ariel?
I’ve been feeling super inspired to cook lately, and can’t wait to get in the kitchen this weekend. That being said, my plan is kind of all over the place.
Here’s what I really want to make:
- Chicken Ragù with Bacon with Cauliflower Rice
- Roasted Radishes
- Sriracha-Honey Popcorn Clusters (page 161 in The Kitchn Cookbook)
- Kale & Quinoa Salad with Dates, Almonds & Citrus – My go-to weekday lunch salad lately. I make it on Sunday and eat it Monday – Wednesday.
- This avocado + orange + date + olive oil + Maldon salt salad thing I’ve been eating a lot
- Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze (page 149 in The Kitchn Cookbook)
- Salmon – I need some vitamin D in my life
- The Ward Eight – I use pomegranate molasses in mine.
Is there an ingredient wildly inspiring to you right now?
There are few ingredients I can’t get enough of right now: all the citrus (especially Meyer lemons), dates, beets, kale (ugh, I know, but lately I’ve been craving kale like crazy).
Do you like to drink something in particular while you cook?
I go through phases. This weekend I’ll probably be drinking a bottle of Palate Wrecker from Green Flash or a glass of Txomin.
Who’s on dish duty?
Me, because my boyfriend James is out of town and my dishwasher is broken (*sob*).
Thanks Ariel! OK readers, your turn: what’s cooking?