Carob Chip Cream Scones

Carob Chip Cream Scones

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in breakfast, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

Now that I reside in Seattle, I have become obsessed with coffee. I’ve always loved it, but now I REALLY love it. How can I not indulge on a regular basis? I live in America’s coffee capitol…home to the world’s most densely populated radius of coffee addicts. Naturally, I often require a little snack to ...

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

My mom recently came to Seattle for a visit, and I had suggested to her that it could be fun to make a recipe together. This was especially meaningful to me since I learned to bake with my mom and grandmother. What better way to pay tribute to the main culinary influences in my life, ...

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in American, breakfast, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Ok, I’ll admit it…I have a cherry addiction. It’s true. Now that I live in Washington, how can I not take advantage of the amazing cherries I see every week at the farmers market?! Not only are they delicious, but they have many health benefits. Cherries contain red pigment antioxidants called anthocyanins, which have been ...

Fava Bean Bruschetta

Fava Bean Bruschetta

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in appetizers, Italian, Recipes, sides | 4 Comments

I know that I recently posted a fava bean recipe…but they’re so good!! Since they’re in season and I can’t get enough of ‘em (despite the extra work they require) I am posting yet another delicious way to prepare them. This is super simple, but takes a little time. It’s a great summer appetizer when ...

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in American, appetizers, entrées, sides | No Comments

I think the obvious thing to do here is reference Silence of the Lambs…but I’ll refrain. The hubs did enough of that for me This salad is absolutely perfect right now. All of these veggies are in season (at least in the Pacific Northwest) so try it while you can! If you can’t find fava ...

Fingerling Potato Salad with Spring Onions and Apple Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Fingerling Potato Salad with Spring Onions and Apple Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in American, appetizers, dressings, Recipes | No Comments

Last week was the first day of the Bellevue, WA farmers market, and man oh man…best day of the year! I love springtime. I found lots of great produce, but was particularly happy about some fingerling potatoes, spring onions, dill and apple cider balsamic vinegar. Ingredients for a delicious potato salad! I’ve never really been ...

How to Make Your Own Tofu

How to Make Your Own Tofu

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in basics, Japanese, Recipes | 2 Comments

This is kinda the ultimate vegan recipe because it yields 4 ingredients, with which you can make a multitude of dishes. The first portion of the recipe consists of making soy milk, from which you will have a bi-product called okara, the solids extracted from the liquid soy milk. Next you’ll make the tofu by ...

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in American, appetizers, Recipes, sides | No Comments

Asparagus often marks the arrival of spring, so naturally I had to make a simple dish that really showed off the wonderful flavor of this vegetable. I found the most beautiful looking purple asparagus, but have since read that it contains more sugar and less fiber than the green and white varieties. Regardless, asparagus is ...

Lotus Root & Lemongrass Soba Noodle Soup

Lotus Root & Lemongrass Soba Noodle Soup

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in entrées, Japanese, Recipes, soups | No Comments

Today is Earth Day! Well…technically yesterday was…but it was Earth Day when I wrote this. What better way to celebrate than with a dish that’s vibrant and full of delicious vegetables?! I have to admit, I think its kinda perfect that I was also born on Earth Day Sometimes the best way to prepare great ...

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Considering that my last post was a ridiculously decadent carrot cake, I thought, perhaps a little salad is in order? Upon moving to Bellevue I discovered that blueberries are the fruit of choice among farmers in my area. Awesome! I love fresh blueberries and even better, I’ll be able to frequent u-pick farms during the ...