Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette – A Standout

Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette – A Standout Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette & Watermelon Radishes, Apple, Romaine, Walnuts, Celery, Cranberries, Radicchio

Rather than an afterthought, this year make your holiday salad a standout. Crisp and fresh Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette is just made for the holiday table from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day and beyond. In this lighter than the usual Waldorf salad, 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

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