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Greens and Mushrooms with Fermented Tea Leaf

Inspired by my Korean cooking course, I went seeking more fermented products, and came across something especially tasty from Burma: fermented tea leaf (laphet.) The beloved San Francisco restaurant Burma
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Chickpea Pancakes with Korean Fermented Sauces

This month I’m taking a wonderful online course in Korean temple cooking, offered by Tricycle and taught by the amazing Shin Kim from Banchan Story. In addition to some innovative

Vegan Salade Niçoise

It’s been a month of bad news on every possible level: personal losses, professional disappointments, you name it. To keep our spirits up, we’re trying to eat healthy and well,

Morning Tofu Scramble

It’s been a long morning; I started working at 5am and will be working until 10pm. Fortunately, I have a brief lull getting from home to the office and managed

Stunningly Wonderful Carrot Soup

I’ve just made a simple and marvelous carrot soup! I’m not usually fond of pureed soups, but I had fresh organic carrots and coconut milk and this turned out to

Middle Eastern Summer Dinner

Our friend Daniel is staying with us for a couple of days, and we were very happy to host him and his son for dinner. It was a nice summery

Kasha with Greens, Squash, and Mushrooms

I just found out something amazing! You can soak kasha (buckwheat) in water, and the result is just as tasty as cooked kasha. It was the result of a happy

Chard from the Garden!

These are two or three chard plants from our garden, fresh and ready to eat! I stir-fried them with tofu, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, and sriracha, and served the whole

Spring Stir-Fry

This simple and delicate dish combines many spring flavors and uses vegetables from our CSA and rosemary from our garden. 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 tbsp grated ginger1 tbsp safflower

Leek Fritters

It’s Passover Eve! Hurrah! And we are invited to celebrate this holiday of spring, freedom, and questionable historical existence, with our good friends of 15 years from the East Bay!