The Ume Remedy: a double shot of comfort food + cold elixir.
Black Bean Soup. Perfect as the weather cools!
A light, earthy simple prawn dish with a subtle tang from tamarind juice. Lovely with piping hot white rice!
Steamed baby bok choy, drizzled with ume plum vinegar and olive oil and topped with gomasio.
German Pflaumenkuchen (Plum cake)
Classic pea and ham soup for the last days of winter.
My best vegan chili recipe, naturally gluten free.
Bean Lentil Spinach Soup - it's vegan, it's full of goodness, it's made in 30 minutes! And it's delicious.
Lemon and Thyme Marinated Legume and Barley Salad with Radishes and Rucola
Sweet Summer Corn Salad
Chicken braised with cheek puckeringly tart umeboshi along with red perilla leaves makes for a colorful cross-cultural dish.
Chocolate with a side of snap, crackle and pop. Whats not to love about this Heston Blumenthal cake?
Strawberry, Mint & Almond Ice Cream : Homemade, light and eggless
Not only do the tiny jet-black lentils resemble beluga caviar in appearance, they also possess a warm, nutty flavor that is not unlike that of their namesake.
Roasted Tomato and Lentil Dip: healthy flavorful & lot of space to adapt to your own. Great for the 4th of July meet!
Heston Blumenthal's recipe for these madeleines helped him snag a wife. Would they win me over too?
Quinoa and White Bean Salad with Wasabi and Roasted Asparagus
Using bottled spices makes this Chicken Briyani with Tumeric Basmati Rice such an easy task.
Try rhubarb in a new way--this savory Sweet and Sour Chickpeas.
Legumes and clams seasonal stew. A great pairing!
Cool, refreshing Agua de Tamarindo...a popular beverage from Mexico; an Agua Fresca!
Red Bean Pozole - Mexican hominy soup, piled high with fried tortilla strips.
Marrakech in a bowl: chickpeas, veggies, spices, and harissa.
Sour plums from the Hollywood Farmer's Market lose their international borders as they go from one cuisine to another and become spicy salt pickled sour plums.
Add a salami "hood" to an onigiri for a fun, fairy-tale themed lunch!
Devil's food cake turns a bit holy with the addition of Trappist Ale and Trappist-style cheese.
Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Sumac - A simply designed soup with very subtle and exquisite flavors.
Ever mix your cheese into a chocolate ganache? You should!
A steaming bowlful of spicy chili con carne will make even the worst day much much better.
Lentil & Sausage Stew
Vegan pasta carbonara: creamy, smoky, totally lip-smacking good.
Lentil dal with homemade naan.
A great way to keep fresh herbs longer & other cool kitchen tips!
Tofu Peanut Stir Fry - with a spicy glaze and an addictive crunch.