Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile – A Star is Born

Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile – A Star is BornLime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile –
A Fresh and Crisp Winter Salad

We celebrate my husband’s birthday on New Year’s Day. This year we celebrated with a taco bar. Among the condiments sat a colorful bowl of cabbage slaw. In the few short weeks since the first of January, that cabbage slaw went from having a supporting role on a taco bar, to becoming a headliner. Continue reading

Tofu Wakame Miso Soup and Dashi, Too

Tofu Wakame Miso Soup and Dashi, TooTofu Wakame Miso Soup and Dashi — A Primer

Dashi, Japan’s traditional savory soup and cooking stock, requires minimal effort and 45 minutes or less to prepare. Yet it gives culinary staples such as miso soup a nuanced depth of flavor and an authentic taste. After learning the process for making Tofu Wakame Miso Soup during my recent Flavors of Japan Cooking Class, one student commented, Continue reading

New York City Highlights — Apples to Za’atar, Part 1

New York City Highlights from Apples to Za’atarNew York City Highlights—Apples to Miso & Mustard

Home again after a wonderfully rich and active week in New York with our grandbaby and his parents. We walked everyday taking in New York City’s vitality, passion, excitement, diversity and great food Continue reading

Miso Vegetable Soup w/ Shiitake, Kale & Soba — Camping Recipe

Miso Vegetable Soup w/ Shiitake Kale & Soba—Camping RecipeCamping, Dining & Hiking in Yellowstone National Park

Idyllic best describes our days of camping in Yellowstone Park. Our campsite had room for at least four tents. Lots of space lay between us and our tent-only neighbors from Germany, France and Minnesota. My outdoor kitchen Continue reading

Creamy Miso Soup w/ Veggies, Greens & Soba Noodles — Home Version

Creamy Miso Soup w/ Vegetables, Greens & Soba Noodles (c) jfhaugenCook Once, Eat Thrice!

Soup can be great for breakfast. On cooler mornings when I have an Japanese Symbol for Healthextra half hour or so, this Creamy Miso Soup is my choice. And then my husband Paul and I continue to appreciate the seemingly endless Continue reading

Miso Soup with Vegetables and Soba Noodles – Camping Version

Miso Soup with Veggies Camping Version (c) jfhaugenDining Creekside In Yellowstone Park

OUr view at the Otter Creek Picnic Area (c) jfhaugen

As we were camping in Yellowstone Park, no food or cooking items could be left unattended at the campsite. Our Toyota became our traveling dining car—packed with stove, utensils, knives, plates, bowls, wok with lid, and an ice chest filled with washed and partially prepped fresh veggies and already cooked soba noodles. Continue reading