Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Ah, the dreaded risotto. I avoided it for years, picturing Gordon Ramsay screaming in my face about how much I suck. But I have overcome my fear, and have learned that risotto doesn’t have to be as difficult as one might think. As long as you understand a few basic steps and why you are ...

Potato Gnocchi with Aged Balsamic, Tomatoes and Basil

Potato Gnocchi with Aged Balsamic, Tomatoes and Basil

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

First off, let me say THANK YOU to my friend Melinda who was kind enough to supply me with fresh potatoes from her parents’ garden!! They were red potatoes and I would normally use Russet potatoes, but I thought I’d give it a shot. They turned out great, but required way more flour than I’m ...

Our Lord Seitan

Our Lord Seitan

Posted by on Nov 1, 2010 in American, basics, entrées, Recipes | 2 Comments

Today is World Vegan Day and we’d like to take a moment to honor Our Lord Seitan. This is a basic recipe for homemade seitan, a versatile protein which can be marinated and cooked just like any old slab o’ flesh. There are some vegans who refuse to eat anything resembling meat… well, we ain’t ...

Roasted Balsamic Tofu and Farm Vegetables on Rosemary Skewers

Roasted Balsamic Tofu and Farm Vegetables on Rosemary Skewers

Posted by on Oct 1, 2010 in American, entrées, Recipes | One Comment

I was up until 4 am photographing this damn thing. Enjoy! Marinade Ingredients: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup safflower oil 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 1 sprig of thyme, chopped 1/2 tsp chopped oregano couple pinches of sea salt and freshly ground pepper Combine all the marinade ingredients in a small ...