Fish Tacos recipe

For those days when I don’t feel like cooking, but I still want something different, we have a Fish Tacos recipe (adapted from Sylvia Fountain’s Feasting At Home), where everything can be purchased at Trader Joe’s. This serves three. Ingredients (and where to find them at Trader Joe’s): Spice rub (random canned and jarred ingredients […]

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Chicken Bun Cha bowl

Chicken Bun Cha Bowl

This recipe for Vietnamese-inspired Chicken Bun Cha bowls with fried shallots on top is based on a class I took at my local PCC in April 2023. It takes just under two hours from when I started until when we ate. When I redid this last night (2024-03-11), I made some of the sauces the

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Trying some new Recipes

I’ve been doing nearly all of the household cooking since 2018. While I find the process of cooking relaxing, meal planning causes stress, especially when I’m getting bored with my go-to meals. These go-tos include: Vegetarian chili with zucchini 1 T oil1 large onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced2 T chili powder2 t ground cumin2 medium

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Zucchini-Carrot waffles

This can also be made in a waffle maker. Ingredients: 3 zucchini, grated 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2t salt 3 eggs 1/2C flour 1t baking powder 1/2C feta 1T olive oil 3 chives, chopped (or use 1t dried leeks) 1/2 t dried dill butter (for frying) sour cream (optional topping) Place grated zucchini and

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Chicago-Style Pizza

I made Chicago-style pizzas using the King Arthur Baking recipe. It’s a keeper. I was meticulous in weighing everything for the crust. Dough: 482g all-purpose flour 35g cornmeal 11g Kosher salt 8g instant yeast 25g vegetable oil (I used the “light” olive oil Costco sells) 25g olive oil (I used the “premium California” olive oil

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Gnocchi Mushroom

This is a nice, easy meal for when I’m craving mushrooms and don’t have a lot of time to make something complicated. Recipe is from the Mixed Mushroom Gnocchi from Sheela Prakash. Ingredients: 1 package shelf-stable potato gnocchi 2 medium shallots, chopped 1 1/4 pounds mushrooms*, chopped or sliced 4T olive oil Kosher salt and

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Black Garlic

We received a head of black garlic in our CSA market basket and made the Black Garlic pasta recipe from Cooking on the Weekends. The flavor We enjoyed the black garlic enough, we looked at what was involved in making our own. I used Joshua Weissman’s method with the folding proofer to run 10 heads

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Roasted vegetables and falafel

So you’ve been self-quarantined for a few months and want to spend an afternoon cooking? This will help occupy your time. Falafel, roasted vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, beets, scallions), rainbow chard-tahini dip, garlic aioli, pita bread, roasted garlic and pomegranate seeds. Falafel (source) 2C dry chickpeas1 small onion, roughly chopped1/4 C chopped fresh parsley3-5 cloves roasted

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