Garden Vegetable Stir Fry w/ Black Rice & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Garden Vegetable Stir Fry w/ Black Rice & Spicy Peanut SauceHome Again

After a great weekend attending the Food Media Forum in Saint Louis, there’s lots of catching up to do on my Bozeman home front. And this is without even reviewing my notes from two great days Continue reading

Long-Cooked Green Bean, Tomato & Chickpea Stew

Long-Cooked Green Bean Stew after 15 minutes (c) jfhaugenA Pan for Almost Everything

Great pots and pans make cooking so much more enjoyable. For a number of months I had been admiring a certain All Clad simmer/sauté pan—the perfect size, 12 inches, with high (5 ¾ inch) sides and a lid Continue reading

Mint & Scallion Soba Noodle Salad w/ Cucumber, Carrot & Green Bean Threads

Mint & Scallion Soba Noodle Salad (c) jfhaugen“Everything is Great with Soba Noodles.”

That is a direct quote from my husband, Paul. Our introduction to soba noodles came while we lived in Los Angeles and frequented an area around Sawtelle & Olympic Boulevards that has many Japanese shops and restaurants. We discovered what was soon to become our favorite restaurant, a “noodle bar” named Mishima. Continue reading