Spicy Sprouts & Red Bell Pepper Rolls

Nori Califlower rice (seasoned with Mirin, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, horseradish, cilantro, & sugar) Fresh bean curd sheets Toasted sunflower seeds Shredded carrots & daikon radish Spicy sprouts blend Red bell pepper Dipping sauce: Soy sauce Rice wine vinegar Chinkiang vinegar When the craving for toasty nori, with its rich echos of the sea,…

Roasted Corn & Hatch Green Chile Soup

My friends have called me “the Soup Whisperer” because, as I do with salads, I get a creative idea for a soup “starter” and then compose a pot that builds on and enhances whatever the inspiration was.  I used to give out “Soup Certificates” for the holidays: handmade “coupons for soup” that had lots of…

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…

Fennel & Golden Beets with Tart Cherry Dressing

Kale Fennel Roasted golden beets (olive oil, whole cracked fennel seed, coriander seed, black peppercorns, salt & thyme) Red onion Marinated, baked tempeh ( Bragg’s liquid aminos, balsamic vinegar, pomegranate molasses, Grainy Dijon mustard) Dried Bing cherries soaked in mandarin juice Mandarin zest Parsley Goat cheese Dressing: Mandarin juice Red wine vinegar Balsamic vinegar Olive…

Mint Chutney Coleslaw

Green cabbage Granny smith apple Sugar snap peas Quorn chicken cubes Salted peanuts Cilantro Dressing: Mint chutney (Mint, cilantro, serrano chile, coconut, salt, lime juice) Tangerine juice & zest Rice wine vinegar Agave Salt Cayenne

Sweet Potato & Avocado Rolls

Nori Califlower rice (Rice wine vinegar, Mirin, horseradish, cilantro, salt, sugar) Steamed sweet potato Avocado Orange bell pepper Soft bean curd sheet Pickled daikon (Rice wine vinegar, salt, sugar) Seed blend (Furikaki, sunflower & chia seeds, black & white sesame seeds, toasted millet)