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Roasted Shitake Mushrooms and a Golden Cauliflower Soup

POSTED ON February 18, 2011

Posted in Condiments, Gluten free, Soup

Roasted Shitake Mushrooms and a Golden Cauliflower Soup

I have seen orange colored cauliflowers around but never cooked with one; that is until today. What I’ve made here is basically this soup without the collard greens and dill, and added a small peeled celery root that I had on hand. Everything was blended until smooth and velvety, resulting in this lovely butter-hued puree.
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Beet Barley Risotto

POSTED ON February 12, 2011

Posted in Grains, Mains

Beet Barley Risotto

I’ve been thinking about making a barley risotto for most of winter and since it’s Valentine’s Day soon, I thought it was a good time to make it with beets.  This dish is something healthy and beautiful to make for someone in your life you love.

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Black Sesame Gomasio

POSTED ON February 10, 2011

Posted in Condiments, Gluten free

Black Sesame Gomasio

Gomasio is sesame salt, made from toasted sesame seeds and sea salt ground together. It is a delicious condiment that I think goes particularly well with simple grain dishes, especially brown rice.

You can buy prepared gomasio in many health foods stores but when you make it fresh the flavor is delicious and the smell, [...] continue reading ->

Gomoku; Japanese Winter Brown Rice Dish

POSTED ON February 2, 2011

Posted in Gluten free, Grains, Mains

Gomoku; Japanese Winter Brown Rice Dish

Gomoku is often called a five vegetable Japanese rice stew; but, I feel the word stew is misleading as it isn’t really stew-like. I thought maybe I could call my version a pilaf but that word doesn’t explain what it is well either.  Pilaf doesn’t conjure up the deeply warming and nourishing properties that this [...] continue reading ->

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