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CONDIMENTS Recipes

Bright turmeric dressing and a spring black rice salad

POSTED ON March 23, 2014

Posted in Condiments, Gluten free, Grains

Bright turmeric dressing and a spring black rice salad

The recent appearance of fresh fava beans at the health food store in my neighborhood was a welcome sight. Although they’re not yet grown locally, they were a sure sign of the lovely spring vegetables to come. Fava beans are a great way to make any simple salad, sautéed greens or grain dish special and [...] continue reading ->

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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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 ->

Kimchi

POSTED ON October 1, 2009

Posted in Condiments, Gluten free

Kimchi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was introduced to the excitement and delight of fermenting foods by Sandor Katz (mentioned here).  After a five day workshop with him all I wanted to do was retreat to a country kitchen and experiment. He showed us [...] continue reading ->

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