Miso Vegetables and Rice with Black Sesame Dressing

Yotam Ottolenghi’s newest cookbook, “Plenty More,” arrived yesterday. I confess – I preordered – and was so excited when it arrived at my door! This dish looked perfect for a night in where I was feeling “comfort food” with an Asian angle. The key to this recipe is to prepare all the vegetables ahead of time, because they each braise quickly in a miso, vegetarian … Continue reading Miso Vegetables and Rice with Black Sesame Dressing

Senegalese Peanut Soup

I made this Senegalese Peanut Soup from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian for an annual work soup event. Somehow, this simple soup (I doubled the hot peppers and added additional peanut butter) got even better reviews than my spicy udon shitake soup. The key to the soup (besides the fresh kale and good quality peanut butter) is a healthy spoonful of crushed peanuts right … Continue reading Senegalese Peanut Soup