Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times

Ben Mims

Los Angeles Times

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Recent articles by Ben:

Crab recipes to switch up weekday meals

The often-overlooked, pre-picked, jumbo lump crab meat that shines in sandwiches, salads and fried cakes is great for shaking up meals at this time of year. → Read More

L.A. meets New Orleans when you put some zing in this springtime crab salad sandwich

Inspired by the sandwiches of both Galatoire's and Bub & Grandma's, this tangle of crab meat on a warm buttered brioche bun has a bright, lemony vinaigrette, with pops of crunch and pickle-y punch from sugar snap peas and gherkins. → Read More

Spring Crab Sandwich Recipe

A tart vinaigrette and plenty of crunchy fresh and pickled vegetables brighten rich crab in this springtime sandwich. → Read More

Simple red-sauce recipes for Italian weeknight cooking

Sheet-pan sausages, a creamy tomato pasta and easy garlic bread bring an Italian red-sauce joint to your dining room table. → Read More

Recipes for spring's snappiest green vegetable

Sugar snap peas add vibrancy and crunch to potato salads, chicken skillet braises, pasta and a greens-packed salad. → Read More

Recipes for soups and stews on cool spring nights

Brothy and bright soups and stews — with your choice of meat and spring vegetables — that are perfect for making on cool nights. → Read More

At Dunsmoor, a bowl of pork and chile stew with fluffy tortillas has a story to tell

The journey of a humble bowl of stew, from rural Colorado to urban California, and how it became a beloved restaurant dish on the menu at Dunsmoor. → Read More

Recipes for spring onion season

Spring offers an opportunity to focus on the wonderful qualities onions bring to a dish, from relishes with heat to braised chicken and tacos with a vibrant sharpness. → Read More

Indian-inspired recipes for weeknight cooking

A week of easy dinners with pressure-cooker tamarind lamb shanks, spiced greens and a cool mango pudding. → Read More

Recipes for paella — the perfect spring dish

Spring produce like artichokes, fava beans and peas stand out in this classic Spanish rice dish perfumed with aromatics and saffron. → Read More

Quick and tasty noodle recipes to wake up your midweek dinners

Quick-cooking Asian noodle dishes with spicy, creamy and aromatic sauces to make for dinner. → Read More

How to make a last-minute spring feast (easy cinnamon buns included)

Dishes like easy cinnamon buns, roast lamb and herbed new potatoes that let you celebrate spring with friends. → Read More

Recipes to make the most of spring fava beans

Fava beans add toothsome freshness to pastas, salads and a hummus-like dip. → Read More

Make-ahead salad recipes for a week of easy lunches

Simple protein plus salad lunches that let you eat on the go or make ahead to enjoy as much time as possible outside. → Read More

Recipes for healthy grain-based breakfasts

Turning to grains for more breakfast alternatives that don't rely on the egg. → Read More

No eggs? Eggless recipes for breakfast, dinner and dessert

To cope with the current egg shortage, here are recipes that won't leave you missing your daily eggs. → Read More

Cooking for health — and yourself — in the new year

Simple meals that come together quickly to maintain health and sanity. → Read More

What a food columnist eats when he cooks for himself

As a cooking writer and recipe developer, my workday meals aren't as glamorous as you'd think. Here's what I really want for dinner. → Read More

Seared Tuna With Marinated Vinegar Cucumbers and Sesame Recipe

Vinegar and chili crisp add shortcut flavor to cucumbers in this quick weeknight dinner paired with tender slices of seared tuna steaks. → Read More

Steak and Asparagus 'Sauté-Fry' With Dijon-Sesame Dressing Recipe

Slices of tender, seared steak with blistered asparagus make a simple weeknight dinner, drizzled with a punchy mustard and vinegar sauce. → Read More