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Pickled Ginger, Japanese Style (Sushoga)

Ingredients: 4oz                              Ginger (preferably young) 1tsp                              Salt (non-iodized) 4oz                              Rice vinegar 1T                                Sugar 1T                                Water   Procedure: Peel and slice ginger using the mandoline Combine with salt in a colander and let sit for two hours Dry ginger Combine vinegar, sugar and water and mix until sugar is dissolved Place ginger in a sterilized jar […]

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Vietnamese Style Cured Melon

Ingredients: 4oz                                         Watermelon steaks or thick slices (about 1 inch thick) 1/2 ea                                     Lime juiced ¼ teaspoon                           Minced Thai chili ½ teaspoon                           Fish sauce ¼ teaspoon                           Rice vinegar 2 Tablespoons                      Sugar   Procedure: Place melon into 1 or 2 cryo-vac bags Add marinade Cryo-vac,  20-25#s of pressure Place in fridge and allow to cure […]

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Quinoa and Bulgur Tabbouleh

Ingredients: ½ cup                                       Bulgur wheat 2 cups                                      Cooked quinoa 1 small                                     Onion, minced 2 Tablespoons                                     Mint, chopped fine 1 cup                                       Parsley leaves, rough chopped 1 cup                                       Cooked kale or spinach, fine chop* 1 cup/1 medium                                   Tomato, ripe, chopped small 10 ea                                        Nasturtiums, rough chop (optional) 2 Tablespoons                         Olive oil ½ cup/tt                                    Lemon […]

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Vietnamese Cabbage Salad

Ingredients: 2ea                               Chilies, Thai style 2 T                                Sugar 2 cloves                       Garlic 1 T                               Rice vinegar 3T                                Lime juice 3T                                Fish sauce 3T                                Canola or sunflower oil 1 ea                              Small onion, thinly sliced 4 cups                          Cabbage, thinly sliced (chiffonade) 1 cup                           Carrot, shredded or thinly sliced 12 oz protein               Chicken, tofu, squid or shrimp, poached […]

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Almond Confection

Ingredients: 1 ½ cup                       Almonds 1 ½ cup                       Boiling Water 2 tablespoon                Milk or Cream 2/3cup                         Sugar 1 tablespoon                Butter 1teaspoon                    Vanilla Procedure: 1.         Soak nuts in water for 1 hours. 2.         Drain nuts thoroughly. Process nuts in a food processor or blender.  Add milk and sugar process until […]

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Bhurta (Spiced Eggplant Puree)

Ingredient: 1 each                          Eggplant 2 tablespoon                Mustard Oil or Vegetable Oil 1 each                          Medium Onion, finely chopped 2 clove                         Garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon                   Ginger Root, finely minced 1 teaspoon                   Mustard Seeds ½ teaspoon                  Ground Cumin ½ teaspoon                  Ground Coriander ¼ teaspoon                  Turmeric ½ teaspoon                  […]

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