Archive for July, 2012

Soy Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1 teaspoon vegetable broth concentrate 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder Salt to taste Instructions: Mix ingredients in a bowl until incorporated. Serve on a green salad. Enjoy! Advertisements


Continuing with the theme of stone fruit, I wanted to experiment with making plum soda. I received a soda-maker as a gift at Christmas, and have been wanting to experiment with different sodas. Given my issues with feeling obliged not to waste, we first had to work our way through the icky syrups they provided […]


I was inspired by the beautiful bounty of stone fruit that Northern California yields during the summertime. So, I developed two recipes for peach pie, one with the more experimental basil, and one with an old favorite, ginger.


peach basil pie

22Jul12

As a thank you for some friends who helped us out in a pinch, I wanted to make a pie. Because of the season, I decided to make it a peach pie. I wanted to experiment with a peach basil pie because I know the combination goes well in salads and other savory dishes. It […]


As the days of summer whiz by, I realized I needed to take more advantage of the beautiful Northern California produce, especially stone fruit. I really like the combination of peach and ginger, so I developed this pie recipe. I chose a cream cheese crust to provide more structure for the bits of crystallized ginger […]


kale salad

15Jul12

This salad is often found in natural food store deli cases at upwards of $7 a pound. In reality, it is a cheap, quick and easy recipe to make at home. The secret is massaging the kale (read more here) which breaks down the fibers and makes the otherwise tough veggie edible without cooking. Enjoy […]


I was recently reading this month’s Cook’s Illustrated which featured a recipe for turkey burgers and potato rolls. I got inspired. I used techniques from both the turkey burger recipe as well as Cook’s recipe for veggie patties to create this version. I used vegetable broth, soy sauce, onions, tomato paste, and spices to boost the umami […]