Raspberry coulis is the red sauce that pastry chefs often use to decorate your dessert plate with swirls. While it borders on overuse in restaurants, I don’t know why it hasn’t caught on more as a home condiment. I mean think about it… it’s like the fruity cousin of ketchup that turns ordinary ...
Vegan Spinach Dip
I’d be a liar and you’d never believe a thing I said if I told you that this vegan spinach dip tastes exactly like the full fat, full cheese, full mayo version. But I’d be an equally big fibber if I neglected to convey just how ridiculously good this spinach dip is. To help you […] The post Vegan
Hiyashijiru (Chilled Cucumber Sesame Soup)
As a young child, I spent most summers visiting my mom’s side of the family on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. At the time, my grandparents and great grandmother lived in a small, rural fishing/farming village about 2 hours from the nearest small airport, which for an island about the size
Corn with Bacon Vinaigrette
What happens when you take two of my favorite foods and season them with one of my favorite herbs? You get this marvelous warm corn salad that may just be my new go-to way of having corn! Creamy, smokey and brimming with umami, and yet crisp, fresh and balanced. Head over to PBS Food this […] The
Sweet and Sour Pork
I once wrote a post about my feelings about sweet and sour pork. It’s never been one of my favorites, mostly because of all the additives (like corn syrup, food coloring and MSG) that go into the typical version of the dish. Bent on making it better, I came up with The post Sweet and Sour Pork ...
Fig and Endive Salad
This simple autumn salad comes together in minutes and yet it presents well enough to serve for a dinner party. With sweet figs, salty ricotta salata, and a crisp bed of shredded endives dressed in a roasted almond vinaigrette there’s no shortage of flavors, textures and colors to keep senses ...