Legumes · Mealing Planning

Maple Balsamic Glazed Garbanzo Beans

One of my strategies when cooking for busy families is to make dishes that can be eaten as is or added to other dishes. My style is kind of mix and match. I often create components rather than cooking full meals. I find this gives families greater flexibility in meeting the needs of a wide range… Continue reading Maple Balsamic Glazed Garbanzo Beans

Recipes · Vegetables

Orange-y Carrot Jewels

Often, just changing the way you cut a vegetable can add variety and interest to a simple dish. One cutting technique, which I learned as the jewel cut, is actually my favorite way to cut root vegetables. I think it's kind of fun. Lay the root vegetable on its side, horizontal, with the top to your left if… Continue reading Orange-y Carrot Jewels

Recipes · Vegetables

Root Vegetable Fritters

I have been making simplified versions of Carrot and Coriander Fritters for over a year. By now, you probably know that I simplify almost every recipe I come across. Personally, I have found that if I use a really good sea salt and organic, fresh vegetables, I don't need a whole lot of other seasonings. With… Continue reading Root Vegetable Fritters

Dessert · Recipes · Sea Vegetables

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… Continue reading Strawberry and Tangerine Kanten

Dips and Spreads · Recipes

Yummy, Gooey Mochi Sauce

My friend Jen came over to cook with me last week. We have both been needing some richness to help us feel more satisfied with our meals. In my last post, I talked about how children need this richness, too. I think this recipe is a great one to add to your list of super simple… Continue reading Yummy, Gooey Mochi Sauce