Tom Yum Soup

It’s soup season!! And I love soup. Tom Yum is a delicious Thai hot and sour soup, and I think I’ve finally gotten it just about right! Obvs, I’ll still tinker with it a bit as I make it each time, but you can’t go wrong with this version. It’s great as a meal on…

Nasu Dengaku

There’s this Japanese restaurant we always went to for sushi and this – nasu dengaku, or basically eggplant with a miso sauce. Sadly, we don’t go anymore because they don’t have or use tamari (srsly, Nishino? You charge a LOT, and you can’t help a gluten-free patron out? Make me bring my own bottle? Come…

Petrale Sole

A new fish we recently tried was petrale sole. Way cheaper than halibut, but still a very mild, flaky, light fish. Yay! Very easy preparation – drizzle a bit of olive oil (or spray) on the fish, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a bit of garlic. Bake in the oven at 375 for maybe 8-10…

Korean Bowls – Bibimbap

I always had these with various meat (namely pork), but then we realized, we could make these vegetarian, or with fish! And ta-da – yummy bowls are ours to be had again. The base is brown rice (or white, whatever you want). I sliced and blanched some carrots (these were those pretty red carrots). Quickly…

Salad with Rice Noodles and Veggies

Salads are great – and so many options to make them interesting, by changing the dressing, the veggies, adding a grain or a legume, hot or cold… This one, we found in a cookbook from “Rebar Modern Food Cookbook” and it’s called Saigon Salad. We made a couple changes, but overall this one is a…

Zucchini Wrapped Halibut “Scallops”

I found a recipe on pinterest that piqued my interest – halibut scallops! We had to try it out. So we did, and it turned out pretty awesome! I did make a few modifications, as the recipe as-is just didn’t sing quite right to me. You will need 1 zucchini, using a peeler to make…

Manchurian Dumplings

There are very few pre-packaged/frozen meals available for us now (not that we ate them all that often, but for those rare times when you want convenience…). And then of those available, how many are actually edible? One. Exactly one. (perhaps an exaggeration, but there’s only been one I found acceptable.) It’s Saffron Road’s Manchurian…

GF FLOUR TORTILLAS OMG

You know one of those things you’ll miss a lot but don’t really think about until it happens that you can’t have it anymore – tortillas. Don’t get me wrong, corn tortillas are the bomb, but a good, solid, plain, flour tortilla is irreplaceable. And you know what? I found a substitute that is JUST.…

Quick and Easy: Rice and Veggies

Sometimes the simplest things can be the best. I had a hankerin’ for something easy, yet hearty and filling. I had some greens and squash from the CSA, some beans in the pantry, and some rice, so what was I going to do with it? Make a layered something-or-other! In a large skillet, I sauteed…

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!!

I made some gluten free, no knead bread! (replace egg with flax egg) I made some dairy-free vegan meltable monterey jack cheese! (from the Artisan Vegan Cheese book) Stick ’em together? Toast it up in a pan? You get a grilled cheese! And it even looks legit. BOOM.

Lemon Cucumbers

Something new I discovered with my latest CSA share! I thought it was another kind of squash, but upon closer inspection and a detailed lineup of the packing list, I figured out these bad boys are “lemon cucumbers.” They look like lemons (ish) but taste like cukes! They are a bit on the seedful side,…

Veggie Stir Fry

With a CSA, you get a ton of vegetables each week. What to do with all of them? I don’t want anything to go to waste, so at the end of the week, I generally just to a stir fry or noodle dish that uses up most/all of the remaining vegetables. Here’s a quick stir…

Fresh Spring Rolls and Lemongrass Tofu Satay

I love me some fresh spring rolls! And have recently found a love for tofu satay. I wasn’t much of a tofu fan before, but, as I keep mentioning, when things change, so must I! It’s amazing how one adapts… Anyway, making your own spring rolls are actually pretty easy, especially when you have someone…

Grilled Portobellos and Radicchio with Veggies and Rice

Summer is grilling season!! Even though meat is no longer on the table (unless you count fish, but  I don’t, that’s more just fish, and meat is meat… Which probably doesn’t make much sense, but whatevs), there’s plenty to grill. M and I are not really fans of the portobello. But, times change, and so…

Spicy Lentils

I attribute this find to “M” yet again! He’s been great at finding new recipes for us to try, plus he’s my trusty partner in the kitchen every day. We have a nice little groove going. It’s nice to have company while cooking. He found this one in Joanne Wier’s “From Tapas to Meze” cookbook.…