Recipes

Moroccan Couscous with Roasted Vegetables and Feta

Recipe from Cooking Classy, my changes in bold. Ingredients 1 large red bell pepper, cored and diced 4 medium carrots, peeled, then halved through length and sliced fairly thin 1 small red onion, diced into 1-inch chunks 1 medium zucchini, halved through the length and sliced 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp minced …

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Potato Gnocchi

  Pomodoro sauce (recipe based on Italyum): 1 1/2 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, cored, seeded, deskinned, chopped 1 medium Walla Walla onion, chopped fine 2T tomato paste 2T butter 2 ounces olive oil 20 basil leaves 2 cloves garlic, minced Salt to taste Core then blanch the tomatoes so the skins peel.  Cool, remove the skins, …

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Fruit and Vegetables

Over on Facebook, several of my friends were posting this meme of ten favorite albums, “no explanations.”  The “no explanations” aspect of the record meme made it just a bunch of random covers someone posted. Since I have an eclectic, arguably terrible music tastes, I started my own un-meme using fruits an vegetables.  I’m also going …

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Lemon ricotta pancakes

The original recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated, and is a pretty tasty diversion from the standard buttermilk pancake.  To offset the weight of the ricotta, you fold in extra, whipped whites. Lemon ricotta pancakes (original source Cook’s Illustrated) 1 C all-purpose flour 3/4 t baking soda 3/4 t salt 1 1/2 C whole-milk ricotta 3 …

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Aash-e-Reshteh

Janet and I took the Persian Cuisine demo cooking class at the local hippie grocery store last week.  I reproduced two of the recipes: Khoresh-e kadu Halvai-o Alu ba Morgh (Braised butternut squash and chicken stew with prunes and walnuts) and Aash-e-Reshteh (beans, fresh greens and noodle soup). Aash-e-reshteh (beans, fresh greens & noodle soup) …

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Paseo-like Cuban pork sandwich

And now for something completely different… Paseo-like Cuban pork sandwiches, using a recipe from the Seattle Times food blog, originally based on Paseo reverse-engineering done by Lorna Yee, presented in her cookbook The Newlywed Kitchen. This took me about 1 1/2 hours of attentive cooking, but elapsed time was about 20 hours as most of the marination happened the night …

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Dumpling Cube

I love making gyoza, but because I am not adept enough at it to hand-make them at the rate my family consumes them, I wanted to try the Dumpling Cube my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas.  The result was my best batch of gyoza using the Classic Pork Gyoza from Japanese Soul Cooking as a starting point. …

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