Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon

Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon – Side Dish, Entrée or Salad for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Perhaps, like me, you’re feeling a bit behind in preparing for Thanksgiving this year. Thus I was so excited to make Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon and have it come out so deliciously. That’s why I’m rushing to share this Continue reading

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté – Creamy Lusciousness in a Bowl

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio SautéBaked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté Quickly Becomes a Favorite for Cool and Colder Days

I’ve rediscovered polenta. It’s been years since I first made it the traditional way, standing by the stove, stirring a pot of simmering polenta for 35-45 minutes or more. Yes it was delicious, though it’s easy to understand why it never made it onto my monthly or seasonal recipe rotation. Continue reading

Root Vegetable Barley Soup with Winter’s Galactic Star

Root Vegetable Barley Soup with Winter’s Galactic StarRoot Vegetable Barley Soup – No Galactic Battle Here,
Simply Comfort & Joy in a Bowl

With Star Wars on so many minds and movie screens, it’s easy to imagine this odd-looking object as an alien planet. “Perhaps it’s Coruscant, a big deal in the Star Wars universe,” wrote my son-in-law Peter. But fortunately, it’s not. This winter galactic star goes by the name celeriac, aka celery root. Continue reading

Farro Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Hazelnuts

Farro Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Hazelnuts Farro Beet Salad  — Crisp, Crunchy, Versatile, Vegan

What a great summer for our farmers’ markets and home gardens. With so many gorgeous vegetables available, I find myself craving them. Not being fussy (ha!), I’ll eat the just-picked vegetables raw, fermented, roasted, steamed, sautéed or all of the above. Most recently Continue reading

Crustless Quinoa Quiche with Greens

Crustless Quinoa Quiche with GreensCrustless Quinoa Quiche – Scrumptious & Satisfying

What a week. Neither soup nor spread nor strawberries nor saag came out to my liking. Each recipe needed work (as in lots of work) before it would be ready to share with you. Fine, I thought, I won’t post this week. Then Sunday morning I saw a recipe online that looked interesting. With a few adjustments in ingredients and techniques, we thoroughly enjoyed a Crustless Quinoa Quiche with Greens Continue reading

Chirashizushi – Scattered Sushi

Chirashizushi  –  Scattered SushiChirashizushi – Version 2, February 2015

Over the past month my Chirashi Sushi recipe, published almost three years ago, received lots of attention. However, I reviewed and revised that recipe for last Saturday’s Japanese cooking class. And I now want to share the updated version with you as well. Including the change of name. It’s more accurately called Chirashizushi. 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