Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Many Faces of Kimchi

Let me count the ways I love you, kimchi. With rice, on your own, in homemade soft tofu soup, I can’t get enough of you. Ever since the Fermentation Workshop at The Cog, I’ve been dipping into the kimchi jar like it was hooch. I’ve discovered that it’s great for lunch with brown rice, with [...]
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Yes You Can Make Great Pizza At Home

I have a serious crush on a particular pizza. It’s the Italian Combo thin crust pizza at Little Star Pizza that has salami, pepperoni, sliced onions, sliced bell peppers, black olives, and pepperoncini strewn across its crackly surface. For me, it’s the combination of salty cured meat with the vinegary, spicy pepperoncini that really does [...]
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Fun & Easy Things to Do with Beans

  In my classes I'm always saying, "if you've got cooked beans in the fridge, you always have food". Here's just one example. I don't remember what kind of beans they are but they look like Rio Zapes, a rich, dense bean with an appealing sweetness and a thick broth. They could just as deliciously [...]
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Rice Noodles with Daikon Pickle and Mushrooms

I developed this recipe for EcoSalon as a way to use daikon radish. It's abundant in the markets right now, sweet, crisp, and super healthy. My body craves it lately which tells me it's doing something good for me, though I'm not sure what exactly. I wanted a rice noodle dish that tasted like a [...]
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Miso-Marinated Mahi Mahi

Looks boring, but this was an easy, healthy, and pretty tasty dinner. It’s been a long time since I cooked up a protein, starch, vegetable dinner. I’d written up a recipe for miso dressing for my EcoSalon gig the day I made this. I also had 1/2 cup of coconut milk, and some lemongrass, curry [...]
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