The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)

“Preserving was almost a mania with Mrs. Bergson… When there was nothing to preserve, she began to pickle.” —Willa Cather, “Death Comes for the Archbishop” (1927) Fermented foods still amaze me. Not only are they bursting with flavor and so incredibly good for you, but they basically make themselves; you simply provide the proper conditionsContinue reading “The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)”

The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)

“Preserving was almost a mania with Mrs. Bergson…When there was nothing to preserve, she began to pickle.” —Willa Cather, “Death Comes for the Archbishop” (1927) Fermented foods still amaze me. Not only are they bursting with flavor and so incredibly good for you, but they basically make themselves; you simply provide the proper conditions and letContinue reading “The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)”

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)

This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I’ve even had a devout “tofu hater” say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and seaContinue reading “How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)”

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)

This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I’ve even had a devout “tofu hater” say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and seaContinue reading “How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)”

Lebanese-Style Chicken-and-Rice (yummm!)

So yes, I have posted this recipe before, but not in quite a while. Personally I have not actually eaten meat in about two months, but then I started craving this…it’s a recipe that is derived from one my sitti (grandmother) used to make. It is really (really) delicious, and simple to make, too. OneContinue reading “Lebanese-Style Chicken-and-Rice (yummm!)”

Lebanese-Style Chicken-and-Rice (yummm!)

So yes, I have posted this recipe before, but not in quite a while. Personally I have not actually eaten meat in about two months, but then I started craving this…it’s a recipe that is derived from one my sitti (grandmother) used to make. It is really (really) delicious, and simple to make, too. OneContinue reading “Lebanese-Style Chicken-and-Rice (yummm!)”

Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation

Yes this is yet another pizza variation I made for dinner tonight (click here to see other versions). As is often the case, when I was making bread today I took a third of the dough and turned it into pizza…two meals in one, or at least two things in one, I suppose. Anyhow, thisContinue reading “Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation”

Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation

Yes this is yet another pizza variation I made for dinner tonight (click here to see other versions). As is often the case, when I was making bread today I took a third of the dough and turned it into pizza…two meals in one, or at least two things in one, I suppose. Anyhow, thisContinue reading “Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation”

Anatomy of a Pizza

As is often the case, when I make bread I sometimes take a small piece of dough and make a pizza for lunch or dinner.And is also often the case, I usually put on it whatever I have in the fridge or freezer at the time. For this one there was homemade tomato sauce, pesto,Continue reading “Anatomy of a Pizza”

Anatomy of a Pizza

As is often the case, when I make bread I sometimes take a small piece of dough and make a pizza for lunch or dinner.And is also often the case, I usually put on it whatever I have in the fridge or freezer at the time. For this one there was homemade tomato sauce, pesto,Continue reading “Anatomy of a Pizza”

Buffalo Style Tofu Nuggets…yup, you heard me.

Ok, so first of all, I am fully aware that “Buffalo-Style” and tofu are usually not in the same sentence, but these are really delicious and easy to make, too. I am also fully aware that just because they are tofu does not make them any more healthier than if they were made of chicken.Continue reading “Buffalo Style Tofu Nuggets…yup, you heard me.”

Buffalo Style Tofu Nuggets…yup, you heard me.

Ok, so first of all, I am fully aware that “Buffalo-Style” and tofu are usually not in the same sentence, but these are really delicious and easy to make, too. I am also fully aware that just because they are tofu does not make them any more healthier than if they were made of chicken.Continue reading “Buffalo Style Tofu Nuggets…yup, you heard me.”

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Asparagus Aglio e Olio!

So this is yet another rendition of cooking vegetables (and usually pasta) aglio e olio, or with garlic and oil (and hot pepper and chicken broth). The recipe below contains broccoli but today I made it with asparagus (’tis the season). Substitute whatever vegetable(s) that you like or have at hand. This recipe is soContinue reading “Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Asparagus Aglio e Olio!”

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Asparagus Aglio e Olio!

So this is yet another rendition of cooking vegetables (and usually pasta) aglio e olio, or with garlic and oil (and hot pepper and chicken broth). The recipe below contains broccoli but today I made it with asparagus (’tis the season). Substitute whatever vegetable(s) that you like or have at hand. This recipe is soContinue reading “Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Asparagus Aglio e Olio!”

Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno (yum!)…

This is another variation of hummus that I’ve posted in the past. This is, as usual, really easy to make and super delicious. If you like hummus, if you like avocado, and if you like spiciness…try this, you won’t be sorry. Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno Makes about 4 cups 3 tablespoonsContinue reading “Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno (yum!)…”

Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno (yum!)…

This is another variation of hummus that I’ve posted in the past. This is, as usual, really easy to make and super delicious. If you like hummus, if you like avocado, and if you like spiciness…try this, you won’t be sorry. Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno Makes about 4 cups 3 tablespoonsContinue reading “Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno (yum!)…”

Naan (yum!)

This is a very simple recipe for classic Indian naan bread. It can be baked in an oven or on top of the stove. I used the stove-top method for these (as pictured below). This is so easy to make and really delicious.You can cut the recipe in half (or double it if you like),Continue reading “Naan (yum!)”

Naan (yum!)

This is a very simple recipe for classic Indian naan bread. It can be baked in an oven or on top of the stove. I used the stove-top method for these (as pictured below). This is so easy to make and really delicious.You can cut the recipe in half (or double it if you like),Continue reading “Naan (yum!)”

Bean Curd Souvlaki!

A couple comments on this recipe.the first is that I could go on and on about how much I love the flavors of this simple marinade–which can be used on any meat, poultry, or fish–but I won’t. You’ll have to experience it. The other is that this recipe–just as my recipe of tandoori tofu–is anotherContinue reading “Bean Curd Souvlaki!”

Bean Curd Souvlaki!

A couple comments on this recipe.the first is that I could go on and on about how much I love the flavors of this simple marinade–which can be used on any meat, poultry, or fish–but I won’t. You’ll have to experience it. The other is that this recipe–just as my recipe of tandoori tofu–is anotherContinue reading “Bean Curd Souvlaki!”