Hazelnut-crusted field roast? Yes please!

In Uncategorized On August 24, 2012 2 Comments

Today I picked up a hazelnut-crusted field roast patty from Whole Foods, a staple in their deli section. Field roast is a delightful, local product that (I think?) graces the… Read More »

Avocado, grilled corn and hearts of palm chopped salad

In Recipes, Vegan Recipes On July 17, 2012 3 Comments

I first saw hearts of palm years ago on a menu at local Cuban restaurant Mojito. I was far less adventurous with the culinary world at the time, and… Read More »

Asian wrap with grilled peanut butter, miso and beer tofu and daikon slaw

In Recipes, Vegan Recipes On July 3, 2012 5 Comments

Today’s culinary inspiration is adapted from the folks at feeding my ohana – after my friend Dave posted a link to their version of a Sam Choy dish on Facebook, I knew… Read More »

sri lankan radish goodness

Sri Lankan-style radishes with curry leaves, tomato and aromatics

In Recipes, Unique Ingredients, Vegan Recipes On July 2, 2012 1 Comment

Radishes = garnish. At least, that’s what I used to think. From peppery salad mix-ins to crisp taco toppings, radishes are rarely a leading lady. So color me surprised when… Read More »

Sweet sago pudding with dried plums, coconut milk and jaggery (sago kanjee)

In Recipes, Unique Ingredients, Vegan Recipes On June 26, 2012 3 Comments

First up from Cook Kandalama Style is sago kanjee, which the book describes as “a coolant considered to take away the body’s ‘heat-ness’, and can be enjoyed any… Read More »

What is Jaggery?

In Unique Ingredients On June 25, 2012 2 Comments

Jaggery has to be one of the coolest words ever. It’s also a type of unrefined, whole cane sugar found in Asia, Africa and Latin America, amongst other… Read More »

How I keep track of self-created recipes…

In Uncategorized On June 25, 2012 1 Comment

So organized, neat and tidy! . . .. .. .. . … … .. o_o


What is Sago?

In Unique Ingredients On June 24, 2012 1 Comment

While investigating recipes from the Sri Lankan Cook Kandalama Style book, I’ve run across a variety of unique ingredients, one of which is sago. At least. to me… Read More »

Pistachio, shitake mushroom and tomato spaghetti

In Recipes, Vegan Recipes On June 18, 2012 0 Comments

Though I haven’t been to the restaurant yet, I was intrigued by a menu item at The Golden Olive in Wallingford: Pistachio & Mushroom Spaghetti sliced mushrooms sautéed… Read More »

Cook Kandalama Style

In Reviews On June 16, 2012 1 Comment

After a friend posted about the Heritage Kandalama hotel in Sri Lanka on Facebook the other day, I knew I needed to visit. But getting there would be… Read More »