Green Papaya Salad with Avocado

I’ve made lots of variations of  green papaya salad over the years (I’ve shared 10 on this site to date). Before it becomes the bright orange tropical fruit, an unripe papaya reveals itself as a crisp, light, mildly-cucumberesque vegetable that is most often seen at Thai restaurants as som tam salad.  On a recent night…

Delicata Squash with Apple Cider Rosemary Dressing

Kale (Green curly & purple) Roasted delicata squash (warmed) Oven baked, marinated tempeh (warmed) (Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Balsamic vinegar, Trader Joe’s Apple Cider Jam, Fresh rosemary) Dry toasted hazelnuts Red onion Goji berries (dried lychee fruits/wolfberry) Dressing: Apple cider vinegar Balsamic vinegar Olive oil Trader Joe’s Apple Cider Jam Bragg’s Liquid Aminos Fresh rosemary Shallot…

Speckled Black Beans & Bell Peppers

Spinach El Frijol Mechudo (speckled black beans) Pan fried bell peppers Pan fried onion Dressing Red wine vinegar Grainy Dijon Salt Smoked paprika A dinner born of necessity is sometimes surprisingly filling, don’t you think? I had planned to enjoy these creamy speckled black beans with pan fried bell pepper strips & onions folded in….

Thai Yellow Curry & Carrot Soup

Carrots Yam Coconut milk Shallot Fresh ginger Thai yellow curry paste Trader Joe’s grapefruit marmalade Rice wine vinegar Salt Water Serve with a sprinkle of sumac Marinated baked tempeh Tempeh Thai yellow curry paste Rice wine vinegar Bragg’s liquid aminos Trader Joe’s grapefruit marmalade Chinkiang vinegar Microfleece blankets, with their light, soft texture, invite you…

Autumn Salad

Spinach Roasted sugar pumpkin Marinated, baked tofu (apple cider jam, Dijon mustard, Thai red curry paste, Bragg’s liquid amino acids, red wine vinegar) Red onion Pink apple Cilantro Tangerine zest Dressing: Dried Chile Colorado  (dry skillet toasted & rehydrated) Thai red curry paste Red wine vinegar Apple cider vinegar Tangerine juice Fresh ginger Apple cider…