Stewed Summer Tomatoes

Stewed Summer Tomatoes 10 tomatoes (roma or plum), split length wise in 1/2 2 teaspoons salt 1 small onion, medium dice 1 clove garlic, sliced 2T extra virgin olive oil 1 cherry bomb pepper, sliced *optional 3-4 large leaves of fresh basil 1-1/2c boiling water Heat up a large cooking pot; add the olive oil […]

Delicious Quicky Potato Salad

Delicious Quicky Potato Salad I literally had one large potato starting to grow eyes staring at me from the hanging basket – I needed to use it soon! So today was the day! A few weeks back when I was on my scallion cream cheese kick, I planted a bunch of scallions in a pot […]

Cheesy White-Bean Béchamel Sauce

I had just enough Red Sauce and Tofu Ricotta Filling left over for a personal sized lasagna and I also had cooked some Baby Lima Beans this weekend that I had made Escarole & Beans with hanging out in my fridge so I thought about experimenting with a white cheese sauce. White beans have such […]

Broccoli Mushroom Onion Black Olive Red Pepper Tofu Ricotta Lasagna with Red Sauce

I love lasagna. I love it. I have my Nana’s small and large lasagna pan. Usually by the fall I am ready for some serious food- This. Is. Serious. Food. I created a twist on my favorite tofu ricotta with some little local beauty peppers, including a cherry bomb, my favorite of all peppers. It […]

Herbed Tamarind Dipping Sauce

A delicious and fresh tasting sauce perfect for dipping or over savory rice and lentil dishes. Tamarind Dipping Sauce 1/4c fresh cilantro 2T fresh mint 1T fresh parsley 2/3c tamarind paste ½” piece of fresh ginger 1/4c water 2T coconut sugar or sucanat OR 3-4 dates 1/4t pink salt 1/4t fresh black pepper — 2T fresh […]

Chickpea Chana Masala

Chana Masala You can make this as spicy hot or mild as you prefer, I LOVE a good kick so I put a whole hot pepper into it- whole, so I can fish it out after cooking so as not to mistake it for a cooked tomato. You can use canned or jar tomatoes with […]

Homemade Fermented Sriracha Sauce (sweet hot chili sauce)

This stuff is STRAIGHT UP AWESOME. Fermented, local, fricken amazing….I used my fermented hot sauce as the base and tried to get it taste like my favorite sulfite sugar laden bottled stuff…..I NAILED IT. I gather you could make this simply using fresh peppers, garlic etc, but the fermented aspect gives it a flavor unlike […]

Easy Peanut Butter Sauce

This sauce can literally transform everyday foods into new meals, on veggies, grains, noodles-  I created this recipe while living in New York City. I had the tiniest kitchen, I cried my first night, not because of being homesick but because of my new kitchen! I had two jars of peanut butter which were clearly […]