Strawberry and Tangerine Kanten

When Warren Kramer was in Seattle a little more than a week ago, he used tangerines in several recipes. They were such a colorful, sweet addition that I have decided to share the fun with you.

Kanten is another term for agar which is used to thicken the juice in this recipe. Agar is derived from sea vegetables. You can find it in most natural food stores, or order it like I do. When it’s used in a dessert like this one, it has a refreshing and cooling quality perfect as we head into the warmer months of the year.IMG_20140423_153811

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Rice Balls with Nori

We are experiencing a string of REALLY nice weather here in Seattle. The kind that makes me want to eat every meal outside, nap outside and basically hang out and never head back inside. These pack and go rice balls are a sure thing.

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I like to make these rice balls with leftover pressure cooked rice because it packs into a ball nicely. They are healthy, travel well and children seem to like them, which is not always easy to find. At least the children I have encountered.  Continue reading

Nori Rolls and Hand Rolls

I love the meals that are easy to personalize for various family members. Nori rolls, burritos and fresh salad rolls all fall under this category. In families with older children you can bring all the ingredients to the table and everyone can make their own. This is great for those nights when you have to get a meal on the table fast. Just start pulling various leftovers and condiments out of the fridge. Get ready for some interesting combinations. I haven’t really had the desire to try it, but I have heard that some children love nut butter and apple slices in their nori rolls. 

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