A Tribute to Travel, Food and Cats: Volume 1

While I have been thinking and thinking about the amazing food I gorged on in Asia this summer, I’ve also been thinking a lot about all the street cats I saw and how very few cats I see these days. Of course my response is to try to cook the food that I ate, soContinue reading “A Tribute to Travel, Food and Cats: Volume 1”

chickpea, beet and kale soup and enough broth to live on for years…

It has been a long time since I have blogged, but I’m sticking to the excuse that while in Korea I didn’t have a full kitchen to test recipes, I was backpacking around Asia after my teaching contract ended and upon returning home I was bombarded with grad school homework. In my free time IContinue reading “chickpea, beet and kale soup and enough broth to live on for years…”

the sprouted chickpea files: volume 1

Last week I was going over to a friend’s house to cook so I decided to soak some chickpeas overnight and bring over a bag full. I couldn’t fill the whole bag, so tons were left over and I figured I’d cook them relatively soon. Then I proceeded to have a very lazy Sunday andContinue reading “the sprouted chickpea files: volume 1”

sweet potato lentil soup and tea culture

Lentils are hard to come by in South Korea. Unfortunately for me, I normally eat lentils about once or twice a week. However, I was very lucky to have my pal Kaz visit me about a month ago and bring me an ample supply of split red lentils and toothpaste with fluoride (OK, I knowContinue reading “sweet potato lentil soup and tea culture”

a very hummus sunday

To me, there is no food more satisfying and delicious as the chickpea. The recipe variations endless and it is both filling and nutritious. Like lentils, chickpeas provide plenty of protein, are tasty and are satisfying. At home, chickpeas and lentils are a staple in my diet. Of course at home, it is easy toContinue reading “a very hummus sunday”

the curried persimmon soup of cultural dissonance

The past week has been a challenge, but I’ve decided to stop being a hermit, make a batch of soup and then write about it. I will start by saying I have had a cold (most likely sinus infection) for over a week and a half now. This, of course, has not slowed down myContinue reading “the curried persimmon soup of cultural dissonance”

me encanta postres de frutas!

This week the CSA fairy brought cantaloupe, nectarines and peaches along with some beautiful green veggies. I love CSA day, however, my biggest problem is that I get so much food, but I can’t seem to eat it fast enough. Or I try to make the whole box last two weeks, a feat I amContinue reading “me encanta postres de frutas!”

Eggplant, lima beans, food bank, oh my!

I am going to start out by thanking the Bellingham Food Bank, without whom this blog would not have been possible. Let me back up. Anyone, yes, anyone can go to the Food Bank. It’s a really awesome place with fresh, locally grown veggies and kind friendly people. I’ll admit juicing was the main reasonContinue reading “Eggplant, lima beans, food bank, oh my!”