I really, really miss pizza. Over the last few years, I have made some good and a lot of really awful pizza crusts trying to replicate the crispy chew of pizza dough (straight into the trash with those!). I still haven’t been able to replicate quite the right “chew” for pizza crust (yet!), but this […]
Cabbage is a delicious and incredibly cheap super food. It’s rich in vitamins K and C, antioxidants, and there have been many research studies about the cancer prevention and even treatment properties of cabbage. Purple (also referred to as red) cabbage has the highest nutritional value, plus I think it tastes the best. And it’s […]
For me, there is nothing more delicious than a cool, refreshing granita to top off a summer meal. Here I pair strawberries with a little coconut milk and a hint of cinnamon, but if you like this also works great with whatever fruit is in season: Peaches, pineapple, or even melon. Strawberry Coconut Granita Ingredients: […]
It’s funny how something from another culture can become a comfort food, but Asian flavors like mirin (Japanese rice wine) and miso have become part of my everyday cooking repertoire. After a long day, sometimes all I want is a big bowl of noodles with steamed veggies and a sesame-soy dressing.
One of my favorite things about summer is stone fruits, which make the most delicious jam. I’ve gotten really into making my own jams, because I can control the flavors, spices, and especially the sugar content. So when I saw that Costco had 3 lbs of ripe apricots for $8.49 (less than $3/lb!!), I knew […]
For the Super Bowl this year, AK really wanted a hot dog bar. We made some of the usual hot dog toppings (caramelized onions, pickled cabbage), but I was at Shoppers and red peppers were on sale 4 for $5, which is amazingly cheap at least in my area, so I wanted to do some […]
I started experimenting with jam last winter when I started reading an awesome blog called Food in Jars. If you have any interest in canning, or just want to see some cool recipes, definitely check it out. Unfortunately I don’t really have space to actually can and store anything, so I stick with refrigerator jams.
I’m a big fan of cold fruit soups, but good fresh fruit isn’t really available in the winter. While frozen fruit will never be as good as fresh, flash frozen fruit is actually a pretty good substitute. I’ve done a lot of cold berry soups, so this time I opted for peach and mango, with […]
I know I’ve posted a lot of roasted nut recipes, but hey, I like nuts 🙂 This time I went sweet and spicy with curry, ginger, and maple. I chose to use half almonds and half cashews, but you could use any nut you want–macadamia, pecan, walnut, etc. These nuts aren’t too spicy, so add […]
**This post is part of a month-long series as I participate in the Salad as a Meal Challenge. It’s fitting that my last recipe of salad as a meal involves quinoa.