“Bonjour, mon beau! You had me at wakame.” This gal is a charmer, and with no rice she’s a waistline pleaser! This is raw sushi with zucchini, cucumber, green leaf lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
Sometimes all it takes is one ingredient to elevate an otherwise ordinary dish. That ingredient could stand alone or be part of a whole–like Herbs de Provence to roasted poultry or green mango to a West Indian fish curry. When you’re eating it, you just know. I’ve discovered that everlasting ingredient for possibly every Asian dish I plan to make from now on. Black Bean Chili Paste. It’s so freaking good I could spread it on toast and eat it for breakfast! This is Chinese Stir-fry Noodles enhanced with the best chili bean paste I’ve ever had.
There’s this thing about blogging where if you don’t post something for more than say…5 days, you feel like you’ve fallen off the face of the earth and have no hopes of climbing back to the surface. I spent the past week there and it took a combination of things to get me back on track. The good thing is I’ve been eating, delicious food at that, and I kept cooking. Continue reading
I would be an awesome contender on Chopped. I think well on my feet and I have a magic fairy that follows me around the kitchen making sure that all the cockamamie things I throw into the pan come together in the end. Not to mention, all the other players will love me because I’ll be the first one to chop a finger off–I dice better in concentration. While I sit here waiting for Ted Allen to show up in my kitchen with a basket of mystery ingredients, this is the recipe that makes me feel like a Chopped Champ. Continue reading
I don’t know how anyone could really love tofu. In its natural (well, supermarket) state it’s nothing more than a gelatinous ball of squishy paper. I stay away from it for a majority of my shopping trips but there are rare occasions when I think tofu really works (I mean actually tastes like food and not a gelatinous ball of squishy paper)–my beefless-bolognese is one of them. This is tofu you’ll actually enjoy eating.
Valentine’s, Schmalentine’s. I don’t buy into Valentine’s Day, but I’ll definitely use it as an excuse to get juicy, organic strawberries drunk on champagne. Instead of plunging those poor strawberries into hot pools of fudge, why not get them happy on some sweet bubbly? This is strawberry and champagne made better in sangria