Archive for September, 2011

This recipe was a happy outcome of an experiment gone wrong. I was attempting to make goat cheese filled roasted peppers, but the peppers kept falling apart. So instead I decided to blend the cheese and pepper and spread the mixture on toasts. The result is a delicious, summery appetizer. Sweet Pepper-Goat Cheese Toasts with […]



Though we haven’t had much of a summer in San Francisco this year, thankfully there has been a summer in the rest of Northern California, yielding wonderful dry farmed Early Girl tomatoes. Bruschetta is a classic appetizer that features fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic. To incorporate the garlic, I use a mortar and pestle and […]

On a recent trip to Chicago, I ate one of the very best vegetarian meals of my life at the Chicago Diner. One of the dishes I enjoyed there was a seitan steak salad (Chicagoans love their seitan!). This is my attempt to recreate the entrĂ©e dish. This salad features the sweet-savory charred flavor of […]