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تاریخ افتتاح سایت، مرداد 1386
 
 
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نکات مهم در مورد پخت برنج با ایران شف

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مشکلی داشتید به بخش پاسخ و پرسش رجوع کنید. 1- براي اينكه برنج شما سفيد شود مي توانيد چند قاشق ماست، داخل ظرف برنج درحال جوشيدن بريزيد. 2- اگر برنج شما بيش از حد معمول جوش خورده بود. مي توانيد 2-3 قاشق غذا خوري آبليمو به آن اضافه كنيد تا برنج شما خراب نشود. براي از بين بردن بوي سوختگي برنج: 1- يك تكه نان روي برنج قرار دهيد و موقع كشيدن، نان را برداريد. 2- يك عدد پياز را پوست كنده و در داخل برنج فرو كنيد پياز بوي سوختگي را بخود مي گيرد. براي خوشمزه تر شدن شويد پلو: براي اينكه شويد پلوي شما خوشمزه تر شود مي توانيد از ادويه مخصوص پلو كه سبزرنگ است و ( در عطاري ها موجود مي باشد) استفاده كنيد بعد از آبكش كردن برنج كمي ادويه لابه لاي برنج بپاشيد. براي خوشمزه تر شدن شير برنج: اگرميخواهيد شير برنج شما خوشمزه تر شود، برنج را با شير خيس كنيد. اين كار باعث مي شود كه شير برنج شما خوشمزه تر شود. اگر برنج شما بي نمك شد: اگربراثر فراموشي برنجتان بي نمك شد اصلاً نگران نباشيد، موقع كشيدن برنج مقدار مورد نياز نمك را با مقدار بسيار كمي آب و روغن مخلوط كنيد و روي برنج بريزيد. با اين كار بي نمكي برنج شما رفع مي شود هرگز نمك را مستقيم در روغن نريزيد، زيرا نمك در روغن حل نمي شود. اگر برنج شما شور شد: اگر قبل از آب كش كردن برنج متوجه شديد، كه برنج شما شور شده است موقع آب كش كردن برنج آب بيشتر روي برنج داخل آبكش بريزيد . اما اگر بعد از آب كش كردن برنج متوجه شوري آن شديد ديگرچاره اي براي برطرف كردن شوري آن نداريد. مگر اينكه خورش را بي نمك درست كنيد. آب برنج براي بچه ها: وقتي مي خواهيد برنج را آبكش كنيد يك ليوان از آب آن را برداريد و با يكي دو قاشق ماست مخلوط كنيد. اين آب برنج درصورتي كه شور نباشد براي بچه ها خيلي مفيد است. از بين بردن بوي نامطبوع برنج: اگر به هر دليلي برنج خشك شما بو گرفت برنج را روي يك سطح پهن كنيد. البته بايد حتماً در سايه باشد تا بوي نامطبوع برنج از بين برود. زيرا اگر برنج را جلوي نورآفتاب قرار دهيد باعث خرد شدن برنج مي شود و برنج حالت خود را از دست مي دهد و وقتي آن را داخل آب جوش مي ريزيد از هم پاشيده مي شود. پخت برنج براي خانم هاي كارمند: خانم هايي هستند كه بيرون ازخانه كار مي كنند و وقتي ظهر به خانه مي آيند، فرصت پختن برنج را ندارند، و يا اين كه دوست ندارند از شب قبل برنج آماده كنند. اينگونه افراد از اين روش مي توانند كمك بگيرند: صبح يا شب قبل برنج را آبكش كنند البته كمي آن را خشك بردارند، سپس ته ديگ برنج را آماده كرده و برنج را داخل قابلمه بريزند و قابلمه را داخل يخچال قرار دهند، ظهر برنج را كمي آب و روغن دهند و آن را دم كنند تا سالاد را آماده كنند برنج هم دم كشيده است. Vegetarian RecipesRed Pesto Ravioli - July 20, 2009iranchef farhood zafari hashjin iran For the sun-dried tomato lovers out there. Goat-cheese raviolis tossed in a sun-dried tomato red pesto sauce, served over baby spinach. Carrot, Dill & White Bean Salad - July 15, 2009 Warm, coin-shaped slices of pan-fried carrots, white alubia beans, and chopped dill tossed with a tangy-sweet lemon shallot dressing. It tastes good the day you make it, even better the day after. Almond Soba Noodles - July 10, 2009 A bit of a twist on the peanut noodle salad - this version features soba noodles with a spicy Thai-curry and almond butter sauce, topped with some sauteed tofu and pea shoots. Lasagna Tart - June 28, 2009 My mom's friends hosted a shower for my sister and served something similar to this. A noodle-free lasagna baked in a pie crust - layers of zucchini, ricotta, and tomato sauce. Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad - June 22, 2009 A simple tofu salad recipe made by marinating cucumbers and chopped dill in lemon juice and olive oil, then tossing with tofu, pine nuts, and avocado. Summer Squash Gratin - June 11, 2009 A decadent, crunchy-topped summer squash gratin made from thinly sliced summer squash, potatoes, oregano pesto, and brown-buttered breadcrumbs- all baked at high-temperature until the squash is tender and the top is crunchy. Giant Black Bean Salad - June 7, 2009 A twist on the ubiquitous black bean salad - giant black beans and toasted almonds are tossed with a honey-jalapeno-lime dressing and served with a bit of crumbled feta over a bed of baby arugula. Orzo Super Salad - June 3, 2009 And orzo salad packed with nutritious ingredients - asparagus, almonds, feta, sprouts, broccoli, cucumber, and a zesty lemon dressing. Simple Cauliflower - May 25, 2009 A favorite week-night cauliflower recipe. Tiny florets of pan-fried cauliflower are tossed with garlic, chives, lemon, Parmesan, and flaky sea salt. Asparagus Salad - May 24, 2009 Inspired by the new farmers market up the street from my house, I made this sauteed asparagus and broccolini salad. Finished with slivered radishes, a chunky lemon-pinenut dressing, and a bit of shaved Parmesan it works alongside pasta, topped with poached eggs, or, on its own. Baked Sweet Potato Falafel - May 17, 2009 Baked Sweet Potato Falafel recipe from the Leon cookbook -made from mashed sweet potatoes, chickpea flour, spices, a nice amount of garlic and plenty of chopped cilantro. Monica Bhide's Chile Pea Puffs - April 29, 2009 Monica Bhide's Chile Pea Puff recipe - crispy-skinned baked snacks stuffed with peas, paneer cheese, chiles, and garlic. From her new cookbook - Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen. Fresh Pea Salad - April 22, 2009 A pea salad jazzed up with spicy mint-date dressing and tossed with shredded romaine and toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch and texture. A tasty, off-beat, almost burner-free recipe. Ginger-Poached Noodles - April 19, 2009 Poached spinach noodles, tofu, and baby broccoli in ginger broth. Finished with a splash of soy sauce, mint, basil, lime juice and red pepper flakes. Quick, simple, and invigorating. Asparagus Stir-Fry - April 15, 2009 A favorite stir-fry recipe. Asparagus and tofu form the base, but it has quite a lot going on beyond that. You get a bite of tang from the lime, heat from the red chiles and fresh ginger, mint and basil cool things down, and a touch hoisin sauce gives you just enough sweetness to balance it all out. Whiskey & Wheat Berry Salad - April 12, 2009 A wheat berry salad recipe inspired by a crostini I tasted in Denver, Colorado made by chef Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja. It features whiskey-soaked golden raisins, adobo-kissed goat cheese, herbs, and toasted pine nuts are tossed with a bit of lettuce. Carrot Soup - April 8, 2009 A simple, weeknight carrot soup recipe finished with a thread of toasted sesame oil. You can leave it slightly chunky, or puree it until smooth - whatever your preference. Walnut Miso Noodles - April 1, 2009 A hearty noodle bowl recipe - whole wheat noodles, plenty of sliced asparagus and other seasonal produce are tossed with a creamy, walnut-miso dressing. Tokyo Five Grain - March 29, 2009 A colorful grain blend inspired by a recent trip to Japan. It features equal parts brown rice, red rice, and millet, plus some quinoa and amaranth. Japanese Pizza - March 21, 2009 Known in some circles as Japanese pizza, this is my take on okonomiyaki. Plenty of egg-battered cabbage is pressed into a skillet and cooked until deeply golden on both sides. It is served cut into wedges and sprinkled with toasted almonds and chives. Jamaican Veggie Patties - March 17, 2009 A favorite recipe from chef Bryant Terry's newest book, Vegan Soul Kitchen. A richly spiced potato, pea, corn, carrot, and cabbage filling is wrapped with a turmeric-hued pastry crust made with coconut oil. Pan-fried Chickpea Salad - March 11, 2009 A salad made by pan-frying chickpeas with leeks and a bit of garlic. The creamy dressing is made with plain yogurt and curry powder, and the salad is finished off with plenty of chopped cilantro and chopped red onion. Nut and Seed Biscotti - March 2, 2009 Thin, biscotti-style crackers densely pebbled with all manner of nuts and seeds - green pistachios, rust-toned hazelnuts, and off-black poppy seeds. Wild Fried Rice - February 25, 2009 Fried rice made with wild rice, a thin omelette cut into strips, a splash of soy sauce, tofu, and whatever seasonal greens you have on hand - peas, asparagus, pea shoots, spinach. Chile Lime Tequila Popcorn - February 22, 2009 Fresh popcorn is tossed with melted butter, lime juice, jalapeno peppers, red pepper flakes, cumin and a splash of tequila. Almost Cheeseless Pasta Casserole - February 18, 2009 Trying to keep this pasta casserole recipe on the lighter side, I tossed a rustic farro pasta in yogurt that had been beaten with a bit of egg along with garlic, toasted almonds, chard, butternut squash, and olives. Baked until golden. Brussels Sprout Salad - February 14, 2009 A shredded brussels sprout salad recipe, slaw-like in spirit, accompanied by lots of toasted hazelnuts, and shard after shard of aged cheese. The sprouts are tossed with a few glugs of olive oil and a big squeeze of fresh, fragrant lemon juice. Adzuki Butternut Squash Soup - February 11, 2009 A hearty adzuki and butternut squash soup recipe adapted from Jae Steele's Get It Ripe cookbook. The soup has a bit of chipotle flavor and is made even better with a drizzle of cilantro olive oil prior to serving. Cashew Curry - January 29, 2009 A simple, last-minute curry recipe - curry powder in coconut milk, deeply toasted cashew nuts, a handful of green beans, two handfuls of tiny cauliflower florets, and a bit of tofu for good measure. Seaweed Risotto - January 28, 2009 A seaweed risotto recipe inspired by a trip to Chile. This version calls for dried nori seaweed, pearled barley, lots of finely chopped spinach, and a blend of cheeses. Miso Soup - January 25, 2009 A simple, everyday approach to miso soup - it yields me a bowl of soup in five or ten minutes. You can keep it simple if you like, but in this version I add soba noodles and tofu, and a few garnishes. Orange Pan-glazed Tempeh - January 21, 2009 The best tempeh recipe I've highlighted to date - it features a simple ginger and garlic-spiked orange glaze that plays of the nutty earthiness of the pan-fried tempeh beautifully. Wheat Berry Breakfast Bowl - January 18, 2009 A perfect breakfast - thin slices of sautéed pears, ruby-hued cranberries, and plump, golden wheat berries are sweetened with generous dollops of maple-sweetened yogurt and finished with plenty of toasted pecans and a sprinkling of dried persimmons, ginger, and dates. Triple Ginger Cookies - January 14, 2009 This ginger cookie recipe is made special with three kinds of ginger and a hint of lemon zest. Cracked and sugar-crusted on the outside, dense and moist within. Porcini Mushroom Soup - January 11, 2009 A porcini mushroom soup recipe made from seven ingredients including potatoes and porcini mushrooms in an intensely flavorful broth peppered with rosemary and tiny pools of golden olive oil. Great with a big chunk of garlic bread. Giant Chipotle White Beans - January 7, 2009 A riff on Laurence Jossel's fantastic NOPA beans - plump, creamy beans baked in a bright, chunky chipotle tomato sauce, topped with crunchy breadcrumbs, plenty of oozy queso fresco, and an emerald drizzle of cilantro pesto. Lentil Almond Stir-Fry - January 3, 2009 A good cold-weather stir-fry recipe. Tiny potatoes, brussels sprout wedges, toasted almonds and lentils are served with a drizzle of mint and a bit of thinned-out, salted plain yogurt, and a sprinkling of chopped dates. Wild Seaweed Salad - December 28, 2008 Toasted wild nori alongside cilantro, tofu, and plenty of wild rice. The dressing for this salad isn't shy - assertive notes of sesame, ginger, cayenne pepper and soy sauce work their way into the wild rice and tofu. Lots of flavor. Classic Cheese Fondue - December 26, 2008 A classic cheese fondue recipe. I've included dozens of my favorite things to dunk - don't limit yourself to just bread! Bulgur, Celery and Pomegranate Salad - December 23, 2008 This lovely, jeweled pomegranate salad recipe is from Samuel and Samantha Clark's book Moro East - toasted walnuts, celery, mint, parsley, and garlic. An easy, delicious, and a pretty addition to any table. Garlicky Greens - December 21, 2008 If you love sauteed greens, give this recipe a go. I avoid overcooking, and throw plenty of garlic into the pan. You can use kale, chard, or spinach. Sante's Hermit Cookies - December 17, 2008 My friend Sante shared his hermit recipe with me - a simple, drop-style, spice cookie loaded with tiny currants, chopped walnuts, and finished with a bit of icing. Chunky Celery Soup - December 14, 2008 A chunky celery soup perfect for a winter day - celery, carrots, a potato, an onion, a bit of garlic, and some leftover wild rice. Swedish Rye Cookies - December 11, 2008 Powder-kissed and pretty, these Swedish Rye cookies are perfect for holiday cookie enthusiasts who are after a not-too-sweet, shortbread-style butter cookie. Fantasy-ish Fudge - December 9, 2008 My take on the classic fantasy fudge recipe - made with Scharffen Berger chocolate, butter (not margarine) , and organic cane sugar. Caramelized Onion Dip - December 6, 2008 A grown-up remake of the onion dip I loved as a kid. This one features lots of deeply caramelized onions, sour cream and Greek yogurt. Ginger Jeweled Salad - December 3, 2008 A jewel-inspired holiday salad recipe - mixed leafy salad greens, wild rice, toasted hazelnuts, dried figs and pluots, tossed with a simple ginger juice vinaigrette that I spiked with just a hint of jalapeno. Mushroom Casserole - November 30, 2008 A remix of the mushroom casserole I loved as a kid. Brown rice, mushrooms, garlic, onions along side a bit of cottage cheese and sour cream and Parmesan for texture and creaminess. Nikki's Sweet Potatoes - November 23, 2008 Decadent, delicious baked sweet potato recipe made from seven ingredients - sweet potatoes, ginger, coconut milk, shredded coconut, maple syrup, macadamia nuts and a bit of butter or olive oil. Shared with my by my friend Nikki. Firecracker Cornbread - November 19, 2008 A moist, tender buttermilk cornbread packed with corn kernels and flecked with red pepper flakes. Simple and delicious. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes - November 16, 2008 A collection of past favorite vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes - plenty of seasonally inspired main dishes, sides, salads, and desserts. Baby Lima Soup with Chipotle Broth - November 13, 2008 Made from just five ingredients, this is a vibrant, chipotle-spiked, brothy soup that requires minimal babysitting. The dainty baby lima beans soften up in about an hour without any pre-soaking or fuss. Matchstick Pasta - November 11, 2008 A great pasta dish using just six ingredients. Whole grain linguine matchsticks and barely cooked red kale are tossed with golden pistachio dressing. Pomegranate seeds provide ruby-colored accents and little pops of sweetness. Cornmeal Crunch - November 8, 2008 This is what happens when you cook a pot of cornmeal until it is thick and creamy. Add a bit off cheese, some deeply caramelized onions, spread it in a pan, drizzle generously with olive oil and bake until the bottom and sides are deeply golden and crunchy. Unfussy Apple Cake - November 5, 2008 A deliciously unfussy and relatively healthy apple cake recipe. Red-skinned apples punctuate a buttermilk batter and a final sprinkling of sugar before baking lends a nice top crust. Vegetarian Gumbo - November 2, 2008 A vegetarian gumbo recipe taught to me by my friend and neighbor Kim. A rich and delicious gumbo served over rice, and just before serving, eggs are poached in the simmering gravy. Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Apples - October 29, 2008 Shredded brussels sprout ribbons, apples, garlic, pine nuts, and tofu in a skillet with a hint of maple syrup. Ten Minute Couscous Soup - October 26, 2008 a pot of quick-cooking, beautiful, brothy couscous soup topped with a bit of melted goat cheese and bright broccoli and cauliflower florets. It is all punctuated with a spoonful of finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Pepita Salad - October 20, 2008 A great pepita salad that can brighten up any table. Made from a simple combination of yellow split peas, toasted pepitas, and cilantro pesto. Caramel Apples - October 15, 2008 A caramel apple recipe made from apples, honey, cream, and salt - all-natural, with no processed corn syrup or other funky ingredients. Roasted Pumpkin Salad - October 14, 2008 A roasted pumpkin salad made with wild rice, tiny, caramelized red onions drizzled with a simple, honey-kissed, creamy sunflower seed dressing. A colorful harvest salad perfect for Fall festivities. Borlotti Bean Mole with Roast Winter Squash - October 11, 2008 A rich, hearty vegetarian mole recipe from Denis Cotter's new book. Seasonal beans, squash, and kale are baked in a rich, hearty chocolate and paprika-spiked mole. Hummus en Fuego - October 8, 2008 A beautiful, spicy hummus recipe made from pureed garbanzo beans, toasted walnuts, and spicy crushed red pepper oil finished with a few chopped olives and a bit of cilantro. Broccoli Crunch - October 5, 2008 A great broccoli recipe, one of my favorites! Tiny green florets, crisp apples, crunchy shallots, candied nuts and slivered red onions are tossed in a barely sweet, creamy almond vinaigrette. Add baked tofu or pan-fried tempeh and you can easily turn this side into a main course. Animal Cracker Cookies - October 2, 2008 Kids love these animal-shaped cookies. They bake up fragrant, golden and crisp and are made from whole wheat pastry flour, a dollop of coconut oil, shredded coconut, ground walnuts, a touch of salt, and as little sugar as I thought I could get away with. Slurp-tastic Herb Noodles - September 30, 2008 A big, slurpy bowl of whisper-thin spinach noodles draped in a spicy curry and herb broth - inspired by a beautiful box of noodles I picked up in Mill Valley, Ca. Heather's Quinoa - September 27, 2008 A one-skillet quinoa recipe - quinoa, corn, chopped kale and pan-toasted tofu tossed with a big dollop of pesto and finished off with a few roasted cherry tomatoes. Peach Gnocchi - September 19, 2008 A savory peach gnocchi in a champagne shallot sauce inspired by a trip to Valparaiso, Chile. TLT Sandwich - September 17, 2008 A vegetarian TLT sandwich inspired by the classic BLT sandwich. This version includes chipotle-marinated tempeh alongside oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, a bit of shredded lettuce, and a generous avocado slather on a thin slice (or two) of great bread. Nikki's Healthy Cookies - September 14, 2008 A remarkable healthy cookie recipe - banana-batter, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chunks, and oats. Butter-less, flour-less, egg-less, and potentially sugar-less cookies make great after school or after work treats. Chopped Miso Salad - September 10, 2008 A favorite chopped salad recipe - fresh and crunchy with toasted, plenty of pan-fried shallots, chives, cabbage, red onions, and tossed with a simple miso dressing. Lemony Chickpea Stir-fry - September 4, 2008 A tasty, quick, and easy stir-fry recipe featuring golden crusted, pan-fried chickpeas, chopped kale, summer squash, tofu, and a bit of lemon zest. Apple Zucchini Crostini - August 31, 2008 Inspired by a trip to Argentina, small crackers topped with an apple-zucchini relish, a tiny kiss of goat cheese, and a couple flecks of black pepper. Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies - August 28, 2008 Chocolate stuffed sandwich cookie recipe made with a poppy-flecked brown sugar dough. Cilantro Noodle Bowl - August 24, 2008 This zesty, cilantro-centric soba noodle bowl features a hefty dose of the green stuff, pan-toasted tofu, and plenty of vegetables. Curried Bean Salad - August 20, 2008 This bean salad recipe salad features pretty heirloom beans along with a few black lentils, splashed with a brightly-flavored ginger-curry vinaigrette. Grandma's Grain - August 13, 2008 A simple, single pot mixed grain recipe inspired by a reader email from a grandmother of four - rice, oats, barley, and millet. Lemon Achiote Grilled Tofu - August 6, 2008 Simple to make, this lemon achiote grilled tofu recipe gets a nice tangy backbone from and achiote and cayenne-spiked marinade made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and a bit of brown sugar. Harissa Spaghettini - August 3, 2008 A unique and flavor-packed pasta recipe. Whole wheat pasta noodles, olives, kale, pine nuts tossed in a pan for a tangle with a garlic-charged harissa and olive oil sauce. Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake - July 30, 2008 A savory, summertime ricotta cheesecake recipe made with shredded zucchini, dill, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Perfect picnic fare. Herb Salad - July 27, 2008 A lovely herb salad recipe made from lots of summertime herbs, green beans, and corn. Spinach Rice Gratin - July 13, 2008 A delicious rice gratin recipe - a hearty casserole of baked rice flecked with spinach. The top bakes into a golden cheese crust made even better with a generous sprinkling of black olives, red onions, and toasted pine nuts. Maple Grilled Tempeh - July 10, 2008 A fantastic salty-sweet grilled tempeh recipe. The marinade is made from a simple (but effective) combination of maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic and ground chipotle pepper. Salt-kissed Buttermilk Cake - July 8, 2008 A favorite buttermilk cake recipe, I love the way smashed berries bleed into the sugar-crusted top of this cake. Swap in whatever fruit is in season. Lime & Peanut Coleslaw - July 2, 2008 This feather-light, mayo-free, coleslaw recipe uses toasted peanuts, cherry tomatoes, and lime vinaigrette and is perfect alongside fajitas, or whatever you have coming off the grill. Keep in mind - great coleslaw is rooted in great knife skills. Vegetarian Tortilla Soup - June 19, 2008 My tortilla soup recipe - a full-bodied, spicy vegetarian broth envelops a nest of baked tortilla matchsticks. Tiny roasted tomatoes along with a bit of goat cheese lend tang and texture, and flecks of sun-dried tomatoes bring depth and richness to each bowl. Spring Panzanella - June 12, 2008 A spring twist on a panzanella recipe. This panzanella features asparagus, spinach, and peas with hearty, garlic and time toasted bread cubes. Cracker Lasagna - June 9, 2008 Not a traditional lasagna recipe by any account - a healthier version that is still quite decadent. Imagine a lasagna, but instead of using pasta noodles, I used crispy, whole-grain crackers. Most people use pound after pound of beef and/or sausage, and then more beef. Instead, I pureed cottage cheese (which gets silky smooth), and thinned it out with a bit of milk and a couple eggs - some chopped mushrooms and spinach are included as well. Sushi Bowl - June 5, 2008 This sushi bowl recipe is simply a de-constructed sushi roll - brown rice, tofu, avocado, toasted nori and green onions served with a citrus-soy dressing. Simple and delicious. Orzo Soup - June 2, 2008 Itty-bitty pasta plays the lead role in this simple orzo soup recipe with an egg drop soup style broth that has been boosted with flecks of chard and topped with vibrant, fire-roasted tomatoes. It's finished with an all-important thread of golden olive oil and a flurry of grated cheese. Heather's Farro - May 22, 2008 A farro recipe I did for my sister's baby shower. Farro, a citrus dressing, roasted spring onions, yellow split peas, fresh peas, a bit of mixed salad greens, and a touch of goat cheese and chives. In a Hurry Green Curry - May 15, 2008 A quick and delicious green curry recipe - peas, asparagus, and tofu swimming in a fragrant, not-overly-rich Thai green chile broth. Big Slurp Dumpling Soup - May 8, 2008 A quick and delicious dumpling soup - tender, translucent pasta pillows, pale green from their pea-stuffed bellies, are buoyed by yellow lentils in a simple clear broth. Golden puddles of olive oil are suspended across the surface, pooling in various cracks and crevices. Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa - May 4, 2008 A stunning berry-studded breakfast quinoa with pecans and blackberries, sweetened with agave nectar or honey. A Simple Spring Salad - April 28, 2008 Spring Ragout - April 24, 2008 This spring ragout recipe delivers a stunning pan of fava beans, green peas, and asparagus finished off with a tiny touch of cream, lemon zest, and grated cheese. Plump Pea Dumplings - April 21, 2008 A vegetarian dumpling recipe featuring a simple pea, lemon, ricotta filling. Bright flavors and delicious steamed or pan-fried. Spring Tabbouleh - April 14, 2008 A springtime twist on a traditional tabbouleh recipe featuring peas, asparagus, chives and farm-fresh hard-boiled eggs. Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad - March 30, 2008 A peanut noodle salad recipe featuring soba noodles punctuated with spring onions, tofu, peanuts, and asparagus. Serve it up family-style on a platter at a potluck, party, or buffet - it holds up perfectly at room temp. Spring Wild Rice Salad - March 24, 2008 A spring-inspired wild rice salad - vibrant asparagus, yellow split peas, and wild rice tossed in an almond butter dressing and finished off with a bit of goat cheese and chives. Video: Citrus Parmesan Farro Salad - March 20, 2008 This is the farro salad I took to Jack's first birthday party. My favorite citrus Parmesan vinaigrette dressed a bowl of healthy salad greens, plump farro grains, crumbled goat cheese and almonds. Baked Pasta Casserole - March 13, 2008 This baked pasta recipe features vibrant flecks of chopped spinach and lemon zest, toasted almond slices and oozy, bubbly cheese all enveloping sturdy little pasta shells. Garlic Soba Noodles - March 3, 2008 Delicious garlic soba noodle recipe made with soba noodles, Parmesan, greens, and garlic powder topped with golden Parmesan-crusted tofu. Chickpea Hot Pot - February 21, 2008 Not a traditional hotpot recipe, instead...a fast-cooking bulgur cooks in a light orange-juice accented broth. Plenty of chickpeas, tiny cauliflower pieces, onions, and greens add texture and substance to the hearty pot. Poppy Seed Pancakes - February 18, 2008 My go-to poppy seed pancake recipe. Made with buttermillk, a generous amount of poppy seeds, toasted sunflower seeds. Drizzled with an simple-to-make, chunky citrus syrup. Garam Masala Tofu Scramble - February 11, 2008 A favorite (and quick) tofu scramble recipe using shaved fennel, caramelized onions spices and dried fruit, and then counter-balancing those flavors with cilantro and chopped nuts. Vegetarian Split Pea Soup - February 5, 2008 A delicious, healthy, textured split pea soup recipe made from an impossibly short list of ingredients. Vegetarian, no ham hocks in this version. Curried Egg Salad - February 4, 2008 A variation on my favorite egg salad recipe, this version uses plain yogurt in place of mayo and incorporates curry powder, chopped apples, toasted pecans, and minced chives. Video: Big Sur Power Bars - January 31, 2008 A homemade powerbar recipe packed with lots of toasted nuts and coconut, crisped rice and ground espresso beans. Video how-to as well as written instructions. A Twist on Guacamole - January 30, 2008 My very favorite guacamole recipe. Served with toasted naan bread (or chips!), I've added a couple pinches of cumin and curry powder for to incorporate a slightly unexpected flavor profile. Caramelized Tofu - January 28, 2008 One of my favorite tofu recipes, caramelized strips of tofu served over sauteed shredded brussels sprouts. It come together quickly and uses just one pan. Olive Oil Crackers - January 24, 2008 This cracker recipe makes thin, snappy, rustic crackers - sturdy enough to stand up to a hearty dip. The technique is simple and straightforward (utilizing just a few ingredients) and the dough is a welcoming canvas to all manner of seeds, salts, cheeses, spices, or flavored oils that you might want to use as accents. Baked Artichoke Dip - January 21, 2008 An updated, healthier version of my favorite artichoke dip recipe. Artichokes pureed with yogurt, tofu, Parmesan cheese, and garlic and baked until golden. Rustic Cabbage Soup - January 14, 2008 Hearty, healthy, and satistfying - this cabbage soup recipe is super simple to make. Slice a cabbage into thin ribbons and cook it down in a simple pot of sauteed potatoes, onions, beans, garlic and flavorful broth. Finished each bowl with a generous drizzle of great olive oil and a dusting of shredded cheese. Vegan Caesar Salad - January 9, 2008 Vegan Caesar salad recipe from best-selling authors Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero - no eggs, no dairy. Delicious, creamy lemon-caper dressing and garlic croutons. Poached Eggs Over Rice - January 7, 2008 An unassuming yet satisfying little rice bowl recipe - simply a reasonable serving of chard-flecked whole grain rice topped with a poached egg. Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup - January 3, 2008 Healthy, quick, and satisfying this lentil soup recipe delivers layer after layer of flavor. The tang of the tomatoes plays off the earthiness of the lentils, and the fragrant bolt of saffron yogurt brightens each bowl. Raspberry Mega Scones - December 28, 2007 A fun twist on a traditional scone recipe. Instead of cutting dough into small pieces, a big piece of lemony scone dough is slathered with raspberry jam and folded in on itself. A Tasty Frittata - December 20, 2007 The prettiest, tastiest, frittata recipe. Made with potatoes, onions, and eggs drizzled with a cilantro chile sauce. Lori's Skillet Smashed Potatoes - November 29, 2007 This skillet smashed potato recipe make delicious, golden-crusted potatoes. With a bit of prep you can boil them off (pre-cook) the night before. They come together in just a few minutes just as you are ready to serve the rest of your breakfast or brunch. Hazelnut & Chard Ravioli Salad - November 25, 2007 Plump raviolis tossed with toasted hazelnuts, sauteed ribbons of chard, and caramelized onions are at the heart of this ravioli salad recipe. The colorful platter is finished off with a dusting of cheese, snipped chives, and lemon zest. You can prepare most of the components ahead of time. Yeast-raised Cornbread - November 14, 2007 Yeast-leavened corn bread recipe, heavily flecked with kernels of bright yellow corn and generously spiked with chives. Perfect for stuffing and soup-dunking. Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts - November 11, 2007 A quick and easy brussels sprouts recipe that will convert the biggest skeptics. Vibrant green, tender brussels sprouts that become deeply golden and crusty where they touch the pan, dusted with cheese. Tapioca Pudding - November 4, 2007 Ultimate tapioca - a creamy, classic, delicious, vanilla-spiked tapioca pudding recipe. Mark Bittman's Autumn Millet Bake - October 26, 2007 This millet bake recipe is a largely hands-off, winter squash-based casserole that uses golden millet, baked squash, pumpkin seeds and jewel-toned cranberries. A perfect Thanksgiving recipe for those of you collecting ideas. Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash - October 16, 2007 A wonderful farro and roasted butternut squash recipe. Balsamic roasted butternut squash, deeply toasted walnuts, and nutty farro come together in this delicious recipe. Porcini Mushroom Fettuccine - October 4, 2007 This fettuccine recipe was inspired one of the many trips I made to the Testaccio Market while in Rome. Fresh ribbons of pasta with olive oil, porcini mushrooms, garlic, black pepper, and pecorino cheese. Red Rice Salad - September 19, 2007 Indonesian red rice salad with boiled eggs and macadamias. Riveting to look at, with a wonderfully complex array of flavors and textures to enjoy. Vegetarian Lentil Burgers - September 9, 2007 Tasty, hearty vegetarian lentil burger recipe. Slathered with saffron yogurt and stuffed with avocado, lettuce, and onions. Spinach and Zucchini Soup - August 30, 2007 Simple and delicious, vibrant green spinach and zucchini soup recipe. Light-and-healthy, but still creamy textured and plenty tasty. Potato Crouton - August 26, 2007 Golden, crisped potato crouton recipe. Great in place of bread croutons in soups and salads. Quinoa and Grilled Zucchini - July 30, 2007 A great way to use nutritious quinoa. This quinoa and grilled zucchini recipe is tossed with a pretty, pale green cilantro-flecked avocado dressing. Rosewater Plum Compote - July 8, 2007 A stunning jewel-colored rosewater plum compote. It can make ordinary french toast, waffles, pancakes, and crepes, and vanilla ice cream extra special. Fourth of July Roasted Tomato Salsa - July 1, 2007 A deliciously vibrant, earthy, and slightly smoky-tasting salsa recipe. Different from salsa fresca, the deep, caramelized flavors of the roasted tomatoes and onions alongside the smokiness of the chipotles make for a richly beautiful and balanced salsa. My Favorite Grilled Kabob - June 27, 2007 A kabob recipe featuring grilled mushrooms, lemons, tofu red onions and a delicious red pepper walnut slather. How to Make Gnocchi like an Italian Grandmother - June 18, 2007 A platter of petite, potato pillows coated with glistening flecks of basil pesto. The gnocchi recipe taught to me by Francesca's mother. Skinny Omelette - June 13, 2007 Eggs cooked crepe thin and stuffed. A delicious and lighter alternative to heavy, cheese-stuffed omelette recipes - great for lunch and brunch. White Bean Salad - June 8, 2007 A tasty white bean salad topped with toasted walnuts, crumbled cheese, and a hint of citrus. Makes a good side dish, a satisfying lunch, or light dinner. A Beautiful Bulgar and Spinach Pilaf - June 3, 2007 A bejeweled platter of bulgur wheat,chili roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, spinach, and yogurt cheese. A perfect companion for grilled kabobs. Moroccan Baby Carrot Salad - May 25, 2007 Carrots tossed in a honey-kissed orange dressing, punctuated by toasted pine nuts, black olives and a hint of cumin. Baked Peas with Tarragon, Yogurt, and Pistachios - May 14, 2007 Creamy tarragon spiked yogurt pistachio sauce combined with sweet green peas. Thousand Layer Lasagna - May 10, 2007 My favorite lasagna recipe. Dozens and dozens of whisper-thin sheets of fresh pasta brushed with the most vibrant red tomato sauce imaginable all intersecting layer after layer of warm, oozy, fresh mozzarella. Savory Asparagus Bread Pudding - March 30, 2007 This bread pudding recipe highlights spring ingredients - asparagus, mushrooms, dill, Gruyere cheese, and shallots. Nearly all the prep can be done the day or night before. How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother - March 25, 2007 This favorite, stunning, vibrant pesto recipe was taught to me by my friend Francesca's mother who came to visit recently - handchopped basil, garlic, Parmesan, olive oil and pinenuts. Ravioli Pasta Salad - March 19, 2007 Trying to improve on typical pasta salads, this ravioli salad recipe features ricotta-stuffed raviolis, asparagus, peas, spinach, and toasted pine nuts. Ultimate Veggie Burger - March 14, 2007 One of my favorite recipes from Super Natural Cooking - this hearty veggie burger recipe is made with garbanzo beans, cilantro, onions, lemon zest, eggs, bread crumbs, and sprouts. Kale and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes - March 8, 2007 My favorite mashed potato recipe - creamy mashed potatoes flecked with finely chopped greens and garlic. Adding a green like kale, and golden threads of drizzled olive oil is a great way to add color and nutritional umph to America's favorite starch-packed side dish. Maranui Surf Club Salad - March 3, 2007 Inspired by a visit to the Maranui Surf Club in Wellington, New Zealand. This chickpea salad recipe combines a big bowl of roasted winter squash, garbanzo beans, cilantro, and red onions with a quick coconut curry dressing. Delicious Big Bowl - Quinoa - February 26, 2007 This quinoa recipe shows you how I might clean out my fridge - white quinoa, potatoes, onions, toasted nuts, and asparagus. My Dad's Garlic Bread - February 21, 2007 My dad shares his oft-requested garlic bread recipe - garlic, lots of butter, chives, and lemon zest slathered on a wide baguette. A garlic-studded, golden crusted masterpiece. Meyer Lemon Risotto - February 7, 2007 I prefer this barley-based risotto recipe to many other rice based versions - and it is more nutritious. A pearl barley base is accented with white wine, creme fraiche, lots of meyer lemon zest, chopped greens, and Parmesan cheese. Curried Noodle Patties - January 24, 2007 A great way to use up leftover noodles. These savory noodle cakes make a great lunch and are easily adaptable a hundred different ways. Cauliflower Soup with Gorgonzola - January 15, 2007 From Skye Gyngell's cookbook A Year in my Kitchen this simple, satisfying cauliflower soup recipe is perfect served up with a bit of cold winter weather. Simple Butternut Squash Tart - January 10, 2007 Puff pastry serves as the foundation for this simple yet eye-popping butternut squash tart. The golden crust supports a ricotta cheese slather, caramelized onions, thin slices of bright orange squash, and goat cheese. Black Pepper and Lime Oven Fries - January 6, 2007 A healthy, simple and delicious alternative to deep-fried potatoes. These baked oven fries are finished with salt, pepper, a spritz of lime juice, and a dusting of Parmesan cheese. Ultimate Chickpea Noodle Soup - January 1, 2007 The ultimate noodle soup recipe - imagine garbanzo beans bobbing about in a rich broth with thick ribbons of pasta noodles weaving in between them, droplets of olive oil suspended on the surface of the broth, and the whole thing punctuated with crisped fresh pasta that had been fried in olive oil. Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn - November 29, 2006 Oven-roasted cauliflower florets with breadcrumbs, garlic, red chile pepper, salt and olive oil. Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes - November 8, 2006 This mashed sweet potato recipe is an all-time favorite, perfect for Thanksgiving. Plump vanilla beans, cream, orange zest, and butter are combined with sweet potatoes that have been roasted in the oven. A quick whirl in the food processor produces a smooth, creamy, subtly sweet puree haunted by the delicious vanilla and citrus undertones. The consistency is that of a thick frosting. Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup - November 2, 2006 This Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup couldn't be easier to make - roasted winter squash, coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, and sea salt come together in a pot of vibrant, rich, flavorful soup. A total crowd pleaser. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds: Three Ways - October 28, 2006 Don't let all those pumpkin seeds go to waste, toasting pumpkin seeds is easy! This year I tried some different flavor combinations: Sweet & Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Black Tea & Butter Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Curried Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. Sage, Walnut and Dried Fig Stuffing - October 21, 2006 A hearty, fragrant, savory stuffing recipe punctuated with a pop of sweet from decadent dried figs. Made from herb bread, cranberries, apple juice, onion, dried figs, walnuts, butter, and vegetable stock. Toasted Peanut Bread - October 16, 2006 A hearty, yeast-based bread made from a butter-kissed dough that has been supplemented with ground toasted peanuts, chile powder and cumin. The base liquid is coconut milk which adds another layer of flavor, richness and moisture. Curried Apple Couscous - October 3, 2006 Couscous, apples, curry powder, butter, mint, toasted pine nuts and green onions are highlighted in this dynamic, colorful couscous recipe. Purple Jasmine Coconut Rice - September 26, 2006 My favorite coconut rice recipe - rich, fragrant, and just sticky enough. White Whole Wheat Pizza Dough - September 20, 2006 Fantastic Peter Reinhart inspired rustic, thin-ish crust pizza dough recipe - made from white whole wheat flour, yeast, olive oil, salt, and ice water. Lemon-scented Quinoa Salad - September 8, 2006 An impromptu quinoa salad recipe made by tossing a quick tahini dressing with chickpeas, red onion, and cilantro. Golden, Crispy Gnocchi - August 28, 2006 My favorite new way to make gnocchi in a flash - no boil. Cook them in a skillet until they are golden and crusted, and in this case serve with summer shell beans and shredded cheese. Baked Polenta Fries - August 13, 2006 Great party finger food. A thick slab of polenta is sliced into the shape of a french fry and baked off. Cheesy, Heirloom, Panini Batons - July 29, 2006 One-inch wide slabs of toasted, cheesy, heirloom tomato filled deliciousness slathered with a basil-chive ricotta spread. Animal Crackers - July 9, 2006 Make crispy crackers from wonton wrappers. The great thing about this cracker recipe is the way the wrappers provide a quick and easy blank canvas to experiment with - sweet or savory, spicy or seedy - there are countless directions to explore. Broiled Goat Cheese with Pumpkin Seed Sauce - June 29, 2006 The tanginess of the goat cheese works nicely with the bite of jalapeno, and strength of cilantro. A great party recipe, you can make it well ahead of time and bake it off at the last minute. Dukkah - June 7, 2006 Great for dipping with olive oil, this dukkah recipe is a crumbly nut and spice blend typically associated with Egypt - hazelnuts, cariander seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, dried mint leaves, and salt. Rajasthani Buttermilk Curry - May 18, 2006 Rajasthani buttermilk curry recipe from the award-winning cookbook Mangoes & Curry Leaves, by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. A Good Soup for the Sick - April 21, 2006 Turn to this miraculously delicious soup when you are feeling sick - beans, water, garlic, shallots, chiles. Total active prep time was under five minutes, the rest is just waiting and anticipating. Whipped Chickpea Hummus - April 15, 2006 Actually two different takes on hummus. One with an Italian twist, and one a lovely shade of green from the incorporation of a bit of sauteed spinach. Thousand Layer Lasagna - April 5, 2006 I'll never make lasagna any other way. Impossibly thin layers of feathery-light pasta with just enough sauce and cheese between each layer to keep it moist and flavorful. Homemade and All-natural Thin Mint Recipe - March 12, 2006 As promised, an all-natural Thin Mint recipe for you. No shortening, no trans-fats from partially hydrogenated vegetable oils - just good old-fashioned butter, cocoa, vanilla, sugar, chocolate, whole grain flour, and peppermint turned into delicious, thin minty goodness. Edamame Salad with Shiso + Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette - March 2, 2006 Makes a fantastic lunch, and it comes together quick and easy. For those of you unfamiliar with shiso, it is a fierce looking herb with spiky leaves, and wonderful edgy green nose. Dylan Pad Thai - February 25, 2006 Elaborate Pad Thai Recipe from the beautiful Dylan Amsterdam cookbook. The Madame's Souffle - February 14, 2006 The most exhaustive, detailed instructions on how to make a souffle excerpted from La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange - there are few better teachers. Best Pizza Dough Ever - January 30, 2006 Peter Reinhart's Napoletana pizza dough recipe. It makes my all-time favorite pizza dough using a delayed-fermentation method. Yin and Yang Salad with Peanut-Sesame Dressing - January 11, 2006 Colorful cabbage salad with peanut sesame dressing, ginger tofu, toasted sesame seeds, green onions, and carrots. Onion Soup without Tears - January 7, 2006 A twist on a classic onion soup recipe adapted for cry-babies (like me). Caramelized onions, white wine, butter, vegetable stock, and grated cheese. Rustic Potato Chowder - December 28, 2005 From my first book, this rustic potato chowder recipe is super easy. Totally doable on a weeknight, and chances are you have the bulk of the ingredients on hand. Braised Celery with Crunchy Bread Crumb Topping - December 18, 2005 Molly Stevens' Braised Celery recipe - take a dish of celery segments topped with a dose of sauteed aromatics (celery hearts, shallots, and thyme), and a bit of broth. Slowly cook it all down under a roof of tinfoil until it is nice, moist, and tender - then finish it off gratin-style with crunchy bread crumbs and a bit of nutty gruyere. Whole Wheat Butterhorns - November 20, 2005 Perfect for the Thanksgiving table, butterhorns recipe creates a honey-wheat tasting, soft roll. Sweet Pistachio Butter - November 10, 2005 My fingers are a little raw from shelling pistachios for what felt like two hours at the crack of dawn this morning. Note to self, recipes that require shelling, blanching, and skinning usually take a long time... Baked Spelt Macaroni with Cashew Cheddar Cheese - October 28, 2005 A vegan macaroni and cheese recipe from Real Food Daily restaurant - cashew cheddar cheese, and spelt pasta. Almond Chocolate Chip Biscotti - October 24, 2005 An almond chocolate chip biscotti recipe made with whole grain flours, a minimally refined sweetener, and punctuated with oozy chocolate. Truffled Chanterelle, Celery Root and Potato Gratin - October 19, 2005 Sean Baker, the sous chef at Millennium restaurant, teaches a hearty, vegan mushroom, celery root, potato gratin recipe at the farmers' market. Cozy food for cold weather. Butternut Squash Muffins - September 25, 2005 Michel Nischan's time-intensive (but rewarding!) butternut squash muffin recipe - butternut squash, spelt flour, apple juice, coriander, black peppercorns, cinnamon... Salt-crusted Baby Potatoes - September 20, 2005 Spring Roll Salad - September 14, 2005 Imagine a spring roll without the wrapper and you've got this Myra Kornfeld salad. A familiar chorus of flavors - sweet, sour, tangy, hot, and nutty all projected onto a mound of serpentine rice noodles and crispy mushrooms. Armenian Apricot Soup - August 25, 2005 The Soup Peddler uses dried apricots, red lentils, and cumin to shape the flavor and personality of this hearty number. Salsa of the Year - August 21, 2005 Smoky and creamy, this salsa recipe is best drizzled over eggs, quesadilla, and crepes. Amaretto-spiked Chocolate Mousse - August 17, 2005 Simple-yet-decadent this dairy-free chocolate mousse recipe wins over non-vegans and vegans alike. Heirloom Tomato Tart in a Parmesan Crust - August 5, 2005 A knock-out tomato tart recipe - it highlights the flavor and vibrancy of the tomatoes while remaining mush-free. Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes - July 27, 2005 Amagingly moist cupcakes with dense chocolate flavor. A great way to use up zucchini. Beluga Lentil Crostini - July 23, 2005 This has become one of my favorite crostini recipes - goat cheese, black beluga lentils, and chives on garlic-rubbed crostini. Corn Quiche in a Tef Crust - July 14, 2005 Rebecca Wood's perfect summertime quiche - creamy corn flavor hits your tongue first, the summer tomatoes burst next, and then you are hit with accents of slivered basil and scallions. Made in a tef flour crust. Homemade Yogurt - June 18, 2005 All about making yogurt from scratch - includes Wayne's special homemade yogurt recipe. Honey-toasted Fruit Muesli - June 9, 2005 Michele Cranston's Honey-toasted Fruit Muesli Recipe. Made from lots of oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut, honey, dried fruit and seeds. Crema de Guacamole - June 2, 2005 This crema de guacamole recipe makes the ultimate chilled summertime soup. Artichoke Pancakes with Goat Cheese - May 19, 2005 Artichoke pancake recipe that is delicious, fun, and not-time consuming. Make them small, blini-sized, and you'll have a perfect, finger food treat for friends at your next party. Power Waffles - May 7, 2005 A delicious yeast-leavened waffle recipe featuring oats, buckwheat flour, and crystallized ginger. A denser, heartier, more nutritious waffle, they also take longer to cook than a standard waffle, so they might not be the best choice for a waffle bar get-together. Butterscotch Calypso Bean Soup - May 3, 2005 A soup inspired by a visit to Delfina restaurant. Sweet Crepes - April 30, 2005 The perfect standard crepe recipe from Larousse Gastronomique, I've included many variations and topping suggestions here as well. Fresh Shelling Peas: Four Ways - April 25, 2005 I went to the market and came back with fresh peas - here's how I cooked them. Pea recipes, time four. Chocolate and Green Tea Pudding - April 4, 2005 A rich, delicious dairy-free pudding recipe made with chocolate soy milk, tofu, matcha, and semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips. Butter Lettuce Sunshine Salad - March 19, 2005 A lovely salad recipe utilizing a vibrant citrus and Parmesan vinaigrette. I did a demo of this salad at the San Francisco Ferry Building Farmers Market. Irish Mum's Brown Bread - March 16, 2005 This recipe makes a warm, hearty, substantial Irish soda bread best served with a generous slab of salty butter on each slice. Cheesy Potato Spoon Bread - March 11, 2005 Outrageously good cheesy potato spoon bread recipe. Warm, tasty, cheesy, crusty, cayenne-kissed, oven-baked goodness. If you are a fan of comfort food - look no further. Spinach-Mushroom Quiche - March 3, 2005 This is a spinach mushroom quiche recipe that features no dairy, no eggs, and no butter. Sounds like it would lack something in the taste department, right? Wrong. It was delicious. Best School Lunch: Sicilian Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta - February 21, 2005 This healthy, colorful Sicilian broccoli and cauliflower pasta recipe comes from chef Tracy Bates at The Oxbow School in Napa - the students there love it. Dates filled with Chocolate Cream and Almonds - February 14, 2005 Stuffed dates are rich, indulgent, and delicious. I strongly suggest trying this recipe the next time you are looking for a nice, simple dessert to top off a nicer than average meal. Herb Jam with Olives and Lemon - February 9, 2005 A Paula Wolfert recipe - this is a fantastic Moroccan spread made of a thick mash of herbs and greens, accented with smokey spices, chopped olives, and lemon. Gateau Surprise Chocolat Pistache - February 3, 2005 Clotilde's rustic, moist, swirling delicacy of dense chocolate and pistachio. Roasted Beet and Blood Orange Salad with Spicy Greens - January 7, 2005 A beautiful beet salad, it can be done without the greens, or with just a bit of greens as a side dish. The vinaigrette is delicious, and the salad looks stunning as part of a larger spread. It would make a great addition to any winter buffet. Herbed Buttermilk Popcorn - December 7, 2004 The seasoning from this popcorn recipe hits you in waves - the smell of the dill, the tang of the buttermilk powder, a bit of kick from the onion and garlic powder. You'll never go back to the movie theatre variety. Bourbon Baked Sweet Potatoes - November 26, 2004 Sweet Potato Pot Pies - November 15, 2004 A recipe from my first book that was featured in the Washington post - sweet potatoes, chipotle, corn, onions, and puff pastry. Roast Banana-Pumpkin Breakfast Bread - October 11, 2004 Stephan Pyles' banana bread recipe includes rum-soaked golden raisins, toasted pumpkin seeds, coconut milk, and oven-caramelized ripe bananas. Otsu - July 19, 2004 Soba noodles are tossed with a fiery ginger-sesame dressing and a generous dose of cucumbers, scallions, and pan-seared tofu - it's the sort of recipe you could serve anytime... A Luxurious and Deeply Aromatic Noodle Dish - December 21, 2003 A delicious noodle bowl recipe - you use a fragrant spice paste with stock, coconut milk, lime juice, and a sprinkling of mint.