Nashi Pearls & Mandarins (Asian Pears & Tangerines)

Nashi Pearls & Mandarins (Asian Pears & Tangerines)Nashi Pearls – Luscious, Light & Lovely

What a challenge I gave myself. Coming up with a dessert for this Saturday’s Flavors of Japan cooking class wasn’t easy. Classic Japanese meals usually end on a savory rather than sweet note. Although sweets are loved in Japan, they’re more likely to be served with tea in the afternoon. Continue reading

Sunomono – Japanese Cucumber and Wakame Salad

Sunomono – Japanese Cucumber and Wakame SaladSunomono – Quick & Easy, Light & Refreshing

You’ve probably enjoyed Sunomono any number of times at Japanese restaurants. So refreshing and satisfyingly crisp it had to be on the menu in my upcoming Flavors of Japan Cooking Class. So I’ve had a tasty week researching, perfecting and eating ever more balanced versions of sunomono. Continue reading

Matcha Almond Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Matcha Almond Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day Matcha Almond Shortbread – Rich, Tender and Slightly Crumbly

It’s been about nine months. That’s how long, off and on, that I’ve worked on perfecting these dairy and gluten-free Matcha Almond Shortbread. With my Flavors of Japan cooking class in a few weeks the pressure was on. Continue reading

Flavors of Japan – Winter Healthy Cooking Class

Flavors of Japan – Winter Healthy Cooking Class Flavors of Japan – Bozeman, Montana
Saturday, February 28th

Come explore the flavors of Japan. Discover and taste a number of the unique ingredients that make Japanese cuisine so inimitable. Learn to make perfect sushi rice, your own dashi, miso soup and Chirashi Sushi and Kinshi Tamago. Continue reading

Moroccan Cinnamon Oranges – A Perfect Dessert

Moroccan Cinnamon Oranges - A Perfect DessertMoroccan Cinnamon Oranges – Refreshingly Luscious & Easy

Throughout Morocco, seasonal fresh fruits are more typical than cooked desserts. In Saturday’s Moroccan cooking class, these traditional Moroccan Cinnamon Oranges won kudos all round as “the perfect dessert.” Refreshing, luscious and easy to do. A great combination alongside Pistachio Date Truffles and Fresh Mint Tea in gold patterned glasses. Continue reading

Quinoa Couscous – Lighter, Fluffier, Tastier

Quinoa Couscous – Lighter, Fluffier, Tastier A Better Way to Cook Quinoa – Quinoa Couscous

After so many years of making and eating quinoa, it’s rather unbelievable that there just might be a better way to cook it. I’ve become a believer. Lighter, fluffier, tastier quinoa than we ever knew possible. I’m guessing you’ll be equally pleased once you taste quinoa made this new way Continue reading

Pistachio Date Truffles – A Taste of Morocco

Pistachio Date Truffles – A Taste of MoroccoPistachio Date Truffles — Easy No-Bake Confections

Moroccan Orange Blossom Water adds an exotic and intriguing flavor to Pistachio Date Truffles. One of a number of Moroccan recipes I’ve recently been testing and sampling. Some of them we’ll enjoy in my January 31st healthy cooking class featuring the Bright, Bold Flavors of Morocco. Continue reading