Being vegan, lactose-intolerant, or gluten-intolerant almost always involves trade-offs. It’s especially evident when it comes to desserts. But whatever your situation, this no-bake tiramisu is the perfect dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free dessert to give you your sugar fix in a rich wholesome ...
Ratatouille is a bowl of summer’s bounty, elevated beyond the sum of its parts, through the magic of heat and time. Sadly, out of season ingredients, and bad preparations have left most people craving the Disney flick over the summer stew from Provence. If you’ve ever had a good ratatouille though,
Sesame Soba Salad
Summer’s upon us, and while the mornings remain cool here in Napa, the blazing summer sun heats the valley like a giant clay oven. It’s the kind of weather that discourages any serious cooking, which is why I like to rely on salads like this which can be made before my place gets too hot. [...] ...
For Americans, the word “pudding” may evoke images of Bill Cosby hawking cups of the rich creamy chocolate dessert on TV, but elsewhere in the world, “pudding” is a word used to describe a whole family of dense starch-based dishes that can be either sweet or savory. Summer pudding hails form the UK
Gyoza(餃子) is the Japanese version of the Chinese dumpling Jiaozi(饺子). Better known as “potstickers” in the US, they’re delightful little dumplings made with garlicky meat and vegetables, wrapped in a thin noodle-like wrapper with pleated edges. I created this meatless version for a vegan client, ...
Steak with Brie
For many, there’s a direct relationship between fancy food and effort. But with a few quality ingredients, it’s not difficult to make a dinner-party-worthy dish in less time than it takes to order a pizza. This steak with cheese and mushrooms is incredibly simple and yet the melted Brie turns into
Shrimp and Avocado Pasta
For me, cravings often manifest themselves as an emotional reaction to something I see, rather than from a recollection of something I’ve actually eaten. I was out grocery shopping the other day and as I walked through the mall connecting the grocery store to the train station, I noticed a big ...
Vegan Zucchini Scones
Don’t let the “vegan” in the title turn you off because these savory scones are mighty tasty, thanks to some caramelized onions and powdered shiitake mushrooms in the dough. Head over to PBS Food this week to check out my secrets for making a dairy-free scone that’s moist and fluffy on the inside
Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes
If I’m going to eat something called blueberry pancakes, I want a sweet indigo marble to burst into a pool of tart flavor with every bite. Sadly, most pancakes I’ve come across that proudly proclaim their contents, are a far cry from the berry spangled pancake of my dreams. Devoid of flavor and ...
In Japan, where wasting food is tantamount to heresy, they’ve taken this humble upcycling of stale bread and turned it into a culinary craze. But rusk is ridiculously simple to make at home and not only does it prevent waste, it makes for a delicious teatime snack. Head over to PBS Food for the ...