Are you bored of traditional pasta salad? Yawn at the sight of the proverbial bowl of rotini with Italian dressing at your annual picnic? Well, today I’m going to give you a recipe for a pasta salad with a twist. An Asian twist! […]
Lately, now that the evenings here where I live aren’t unbearably frigid, my husband and I have been spending a few nights a week sitting around a crackling fire on the deck, wrapped in cozy blankets. We love having friends and family join us […]
I first heard of smashing an avocado onto your salad as a salad dressing last summer, but other than a “that’s weird”, I didn’t give it much thought.
Avocado has long been the star ingredient of my homemade salad dressings, making them thick and creamy and so delicious, and I’m going to share some of my favorites with you today. Avocado is a great source of healthy fats, which are crucial to almost all of our body systems.
But when I first heard of this way of dressing a salad, I thought plain avocado would be a little bland by itself, so I kept creating my salad masterpieces, leaving this much simpler solution behind.
Today, I want to share with you a recipe for a pizza crust made from ground garbanzo beans. It is a great healthy way to enjoy pizza, even if you are avoiding gluten in your diet. I’ve been reading lots of books and articles lately, […]
I love potatoes. I REALLY love them. I might even go so far as to name them as my favorite food. Maybe. Sorry, chocolate, you might have been demoted. :) Lately, my suppers (and if I’m lucky and have leftovers, my lunches) have been comprised […]
I am a fairly new lover of sushi. I always thought it was interesting, but until very recently, I’d only tried it once, and though I liked it, it was expensive and not something I thought about much. Then my daughter, Sierra reintroduced me to it via a little takeout sushi joint near her campus. It was so delicious, and I began wishing I could have it all the time!
This began a small obsession with learning how to make my own so I could have it any time I wanted. I watched videos and read tutorials, then assembled my ingredients. Now I want to share with you how to make vegan sushi rolls – sheets of roasted seaweed filled with jasmine rice and veggies, rolled and sliced and dunked in a sweet and spicy (more…)
If you like hummus, I think you’ll love this recipe for a sweet and spicy, creamy and delicious vegan black bean dip for vegetables or chips. My sister, Lizzie came over for lunch one day last week and brought a bowl of Asian Black […]
I wish I could share with you how my kitchen smells right now. Soft summer breezes carry the scent of freshly mown grass, and somewhere a candle is burning. But the smell I’m most enjoying at this moment is the aroma of vegetables roasting […]
I recently discovered an amazing thing: you can actually grind dried beans – just regular beans you’d get in a bag at the grocery store – into flour, and use it to make things like these delicious crepes!
Apparently, this is not a new concept for everyone. In fact it is a common practice in other cultures. Garbanzo bean/chickpea flour is known in many Asian countries as ‘gram’. It is a staple ingredient in Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, and Bangladeshi cuisines. Chickpea flour is used in other cultures as well, showing up in pancakes with delicious fillings in Italy, France and Morocco, and in tortillas in Spain.
Interesting to me, and maybe to you, is that (more…)
In today’s recipe, crunchy raw veggies, folded with a creamy dressing, are wrapped in crisp, cool lettuce leaves–perfect for a light lunch or dinner! I’ve had this as a meal several times already and really enjoy it. I got the idea from a picture I […]