Mandalay Mushroom and Tomato Curry

I’m still eagerly exploring Naomi Duguid’s Burma: Rivers of Flavor, and you know that I’ll jump on anything that includes mushrooms. The recipe for “Mushroom and Tomato Curry” calls for toyster, portable or king mushrooms, I went for toothsome trumpet mushrooms, which I purchase organic at my local H Mart. The ingredients are simple: peanut oil, turmeric, shallots, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, chili powder, shallot oil, salt. For … Continue reading Mandalay Mushroom and Tomato Curry

Steamed Eggplant with Miso-Tomato Sauce

I bought some adorable little asian eggplants, and there they lay, lingering in my fridge, waiting for me to make myself a dinner. I love asian varieties of eggplant, as they tend to be more tender, and less bitter than their larger, Italian cousins. With not much time or desire to put together a large meal for just myself, and even less desire to spend … Continue reading Steamed Eggplant with Miso-Tomato Sauce

Welcome Spring! Wheat Berries with Roasted Radishes

  After a long Winter, everyone is eager for Spring. It’s so wonderful to go into farmers’ martkets and co-op, or maybe you visit a local farm or are participate in Community Supported Agriculture, and see these first Spring vegetables arriving. Though I have planted my spring garden, all I currently see are little, encouraging green shoots and leaves, and so I was excited to … Continue reading Welcome Spring! Wheat Berries with Roasted Radishes

Cauliflower Soup with Cashew Cream and Spinach Garlic Pesto

I just received Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook “Super Natural Everyday,” in the mail. I pre-ordered this cookbook months ago, and was so excited when it arrived! Look for many upcoming posts about “Everyday.” Meanwhile, I’ve still been making my way through her first cookbook, “Super Natural Cooking.” The above soup has three simple steps – the basic cauliflower soup, with onions and vegetable stock, the … Continue reading Cauliflower Soup with Cashew Cream and Spinach Garlic Pesto

Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens

I’ve been enjoying recipes in Heidi Swanson’s “Simply Natural Cooking.” While I don’t usually follow recipes to a T, a new cookbook always offers new inspiration, and Heidi’s recipes aren’t so complicated that they can’t be made for a weekday evening dinner. I also love her focus on vegetarian superfoods, grains, and vegetables! Above is the salad. I soaked the beans overnight and made the … Continue reading Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens

Broccoli Polenta from Veganomicon, with Spring vegetables

I’ve admitted before that I find broccoli a bit of a chore. I know that it’s good for me, and arrives beautiful and fresh in my CSA, but there just aren’t that many ways that I like it. Whenever I find a recipe I like, I’m thrilled. With a giant head of broccoli on my hands, I finally decided to try the broccoli polenta from … Continue reading Broccoli Polenta from Veganomicon, with Spring vegetables

A few of my favorite Christmas things

I received some wonderful Christmas presents, most of them food-related. Here are some of my favorites, which I’m sure you’ll hear more about in the future. Above, the cherry red La Crueset 7 1/4 Qt. dutch oven (with matching spatuala set) that Señor Lanky got me.  I’ve already made two meals in it, and am in love. A selection of canning jars from my mom. … Continue reading A few of my favorite Christmas things