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CONDIMENTS Recipes

Jicama slaw with cilantro + avocado and a lime dressing

POSTED ON April 11, 2015

Posted in Dressings, Gluten free, Salads

Jicama slaw with cilantro + avocado and a lime dressing

I’ve never posted a recipe using jicama here mostly because the unusual root vegetable isn’t available organically or locally grown where I live. And, I don’t generally like promoting the use of vegetables that are neither of these things. But, it was a long drawn out winter here on the East Coast and there [...] continue reading ->

Fennel dill dressing with lime and mint + a rainbow bowl

POSTED ON February 15, 2015

Posted in Dressings, Gluten free, Mains, Side Dishes

Fennel dill dressing with lime and mint + a rainbow bowl

This year, winter seems to me to be more bleak and grey than in seasons past.  And I’m not sure if it’s striking me so because I’ve had a bit more time to observe the weather, or if it is in fact, greyer than usual.  The last couple of winters I was wrapped up [...] continue reading ->

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 ->

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