What's Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food by Gaby Dalkin

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  • Lemon shishito peppers

    • southerncooker on July 09, 2021

      Used shishito peppers from my farm share. Quick, easy and delicious.

  • K-town beef bowl with kimchi

    • EmilyR on August 19, 2021

      I used short ribs but that was the only thing I changed. The layers of flavor are interesting,though I wanted the rice to be more exciting, so it might benefit from a drizzle of sesame oil or hoisin. I'm going to use the leftovers for a David Chang inspired Ssäm burrito.

  • Strawberry, pineapple, and coconut smoothie

    • julesamomof2 on August 22, 2018

      Delicious, we love trying out new smoothie recipes and this one is a keeper !

  • Mango tuna poke bowl

    • bwhip on August 16, 2019

      These are excellent, just a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Nice and light for a summer evening. Super quick and easy too. The mango really puts it over the top, adding just the right amount of silky sweetness. The dressing is excellent. Only change I made was using brown rice. We'll definitely have these again.

  • Rainbow summer rolls

    • bwhip on July 26, 2018

      A delicious, light, interesting and colorful recipe for a hot summer evening. Prep took a bit of time with all those ingredients, but the result was very attractive and tasty. My first time making spring (summer) rolls, and it was easier than I expected to create them.

    • Partyof7 on July 16, 2019

      So good! Subbed shrimp for the mango for my husband. Served for dinner for 6, so everyone rolled their own. The dipping sauce is so much more than a peanut sauce. Complex and delicious! A perfect summer dinner without using a stove or oven.

  • Pea pesto and burrata crostini

    • bwhip on July 26, 2018

      These were great. The pea pesto was delicious. Burrata seemed to be out of stock everywhere around here, so we used fresh buffalo mozzarella instead, and it worked fine. We topped it with some nice microgreens. We made these as a light dinner entree on a very warm summer evening.

  • Chimichurri cauliflower rice bowl with grilled fish

    • bwhip on June 13, 2019

      Excellent dish, light and flavorful. The cauliflower “rice” with salsa verde was a lovely upgrade to traditional rice, and the pineapple mango salsa was the perfect accompaniment. I used halibut as the fish, and it was delightful.

  • Sesame-miso market salad

    • bwhip on February 15, 2020

      Great salad. Light and refreshing, and the dressing is delicious. I used a Cara Cara orange instead of mandarins because I didn’t want to buy a whole bag of them.

  • Spring Cobb with asparagus, artichokes, and avocado

    • bwhip on March 27, 2019

      Delicious salad, perfect for spring, with a nice mix of flavors. I added a couple of hard-boiled eggs to make it just a bit more Cobb-y.

  • Cedar plank salmon with blistered tomatoes

    • bwhip on June 30, 2019

      Loved this. I thought the idea of soaking the planks in white wine was a great touch. The combination of flavors was fantastic. Light, easy, and really good. Looking forward to making this again.

  • Sun-dried tomato turkey burgers with balsamic onions

    • bwhip on August 03, 2018

      These were really tasty burgers. I made my own balsamic glaze with this recipe (cut in half): https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/228418/balsamic-glaze/, and it was quite good. Only substitution otherwise was Jarlsberg cheese in lieu of mozzarella.

  • Pulled pork pizza with cabbage slaw

    • sstyles on April 28, 2018

      This is a really good pizza and comes together really quickly if you made the pulled pork burgers earlier in the week and had leftover pork and slaw like I did. Just make sure to put some BBQ sauce aside before cooking the pork.

  • Cheesy pulled pork sandwiches with jalapeño slaw

    • sstyles on April 28, 2018

      This is another delicious recipe from Gaby. I didn't have time to use the slow cooker so I cut the pork into 3 pieces and pressure cooked on high for 50 mins with natural release and it was perfect. Just make sure to save some of the bbq sauce at the beginning so you can make the pulled pork pizzas with the leftover pork and slaw.

  • Taco skillet bake

    • sstyles on April 28, 2018

      This recipe came together quickly and was delicious. It looks like a long list of ingredients but its mostly herbs/spices you would have in your pantry. I had my son measure them out for me while I started on the prep and we had dinner on the table in no time. Will definitely make again.

  • Homemade BBQ sauce

    • sstyles on April 28, 2018

      This is the best BBQ sauce I've made. I like the fact it doesn't have loads of added sugar as it uses mango for added sweetness. It is used to cook the pulled pork recipe.

  • Lazy girl chicken enchiladas with cumin crema

    • laur0684 on January 19, 2019

      Super easy and fast enchilada recipe! On the milder side so good for kids as well. Have made a few times now and it’s always well received

  • Pepper Jack bean dip

    • Xyz123 on October 21, 2019

      This was excellent!

  • Santa Maria tri-tip with salsa and guacamole

    • Xyz123 on October 28, 2019

      Delicious rub

  • Chicken Parmesan pappardelle

    • Partyof7 on December 28, 2020

      So yummy. So delicious. Easy prep. My 17 yo son could eat it every week.

  • Meyer lemon bars

    • janelyra on February 01, 2021

      I needed 5 medium-large lemons to produce the zest / juice called for.

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  • Joy the Baker

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  • Two Peas and Their Pod

    ...she has a salad chapter with Cobb salads for all seasons. These aren’t your traditional Cobb salads, they are updated Cobb salads stuffed with all kinds of fabulous ingredients and flavors.

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  • ISBN 10 1419728946
  • ISBN 13 9781419728945
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  • Published Apr 17 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 272
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Abrams

Publishers Text

In What’s Gaby Cooking Everyday California, Gaby Dalkin shares more than 125 of her favorite simple and fresh recipes and offers a glimpse into what it’s like to “go coastal.” It’s about always having something tasty to eat, thanks to handy and delicious pantry staples (avocado oil! quinoa! limes! dark chocolate!), as well as an arsenal of easy and healthy recipes, like Chimichurri Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Grilled Fish, Taco Skillet Bake, and Street Corn Pizza. The book covers all the staples—avocado toast, grain bowls, greens, carbs, healthy mains, cocktails, and more.

For Gaby, California is not so much a place but a state of mind, and this cookbook proves that no matter where you live, you can still apply the same philosophy. All it takes is finding the freshest produce you can, stocking up on some versatile pantry staples, and keeping flavors and techniques simple. After that, the only thing left to do is kick back, pour yourself a California Girl Margarita, and listen for those ocean waves.

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