Category Archives: <40 minutes

Tequila-Lime Copper River Salmon

One of the many perks of living in the Pacific NW is the surfeit of amazing fresh seafood throughout the year but my favorite part of the year is the regrettably brief few weeks it’s Copper River salmon season. Summer

Tequila-Lime Copper River Salmon

One of the many perks of living in the Pacific NW is the surfeit of amazing fresh seafood throughout the year but my favorite part of the year is the regrettably brief few weeks it’s Copper River salmon season. Summer

Meyer Lemon Curd Fool With Rhubarb Sauce

“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle

Meyer Lemon Curd Fool With Rhubarb Sauce

“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle

石狩鍋: Hearty Salmon Hotpot

Even though Spring has finally made its presence known with sunny heat waves and 80+ temps driving eager gardeners to ravage the local nurseries in anticipation of summer, Mother Nature has pulled the rug out from under our feet with

石狩鍋: Hearty Salmon Hotpot

Even though Spring has finally made its presence known with sunny heat waves and 80+ temps driving eager gardeners to ravage the local nurseries in anticipation of summer, Mother Nature has pulled the rug out from under our feet with

豆腐じゃが: “Meat” & Potatoes, The Tofu Version

The hubby and I had very different childhoods but for some reason we have very similar tastes in food and my comfort food has become his comfort food. While it’s true that I do make ~80% of the food that

豆腐じゃが: “Meat” & Potatoes, The Tofu Version

The hubby and I had very different childhoods but for some reason we have very similar tastes in food and my comfort food has become his comfort food. While it’s true that I do make ~80% of the food that

Aloha Loco Moco

When you’re stupid enough to do the Pihea to Alakai Swamp trail (cuz it’s normal to find swamps at 4000 ft, right?) with a brief stop at the Kilohana lookout on your second day in paradise while it’s raining you’d

Aloha Loco Moco

When you’re stupid enough to do the Pihea to Alakai Swamp trail (cuz it’s normal to find swamps at 4000 ft, right?) with a brief stop at the Kilohana lookout on your second day in paradise while it’s raining you’d

菜食主義者野菜焼きそば: Vegetarian Yakisoba

My oven remains MIA for an indefinite period. Apparently the igniter needs to be replaced but as the fates would have it, the manufacturer is out of stock and they don’t know when they’ll have more or how long it

菜食主義者野菜焼きそば: Vegetarian Yakisoba

My oven remains MIA for an indefinite period. Apparently the igniter needs to be replaced but as the fates would have it, the manufacturer is out of stock and they don’t know when they’ll have more or how long it

竹の子ご飯: Nothing Says Spring Like Bamboo Shoot Mixed Rice

It’s been perfect cycling weather with highs in the 70s and gorgeous cerulean blue skies. Spring is here. I love reverse engineering recipes and after some fascinating conversations of her delectable gastronomic tour of Tokyo with Thai cuisine guru Miranti,

竹の子ご飯: Nothing Says Spring Like Bamboo Shoot Mixed Rice

It’s been perfect cycling weather with highs in the 70s and gorgeous cerulean blue skies. Spring is here. I love reverse engineering recipes and after some fascinating conversations of her delectable gastronomic tour of Tokyo with Thai cuisine guru Miranti,

Spring Heat Waves & Ahi Tuna Avocado Poke

Although the vernal equinox occurred a week ago and our Hawaiian tans have long since faded, there’s nothing like a brief heat wave (It’s been in the 70s but more importantly, what’s that bright disc in the sky?) and a

Spring Heat Waves & Ahi Tuna Avocado Poke

Although the vernal equinox occurred a week ago and our Hawaiian tans have long since faded, there’s nothing like a brief heat wave (It’s been in the 70s but more importantly, what’s that bright disc in the sky?) and a

味噌ラーメンの帆立: Miso Ramen With Scallops

Although the sun has been making an guest appearance and everyone’s been scurrying about readying their gardens for the (dream of) summer, it’s still cold at night with lows in the 40s so I’ve been indulging in soup weather. Hot

味噌ラーメンの帆立: Miso Ramen With Scallops

Although the sun has been making an guest appearance and everyone’s been scurrying about readying their gardens for the (dream of) summer, it’s still cold at night with lows in the 40s so I’ve been indulging in soup weather. Hot

銀鱈のかば焼き: Black Cod With Kabayaki Sauce

While I enjoy the savory-sweet flavors of うな丼 (unadon) or grilled freshwater eel brushed with かば焼き (kabayaki), that addicting sweet soy sauce-based glaze, eel is off the menu for us. It’s really being overfished cuz young eels at the glass

銀鱈のかば焼き: Black Cod With Kabayaki Sauce

While I enjoy the savory-sweet flavors of うな丼 (unadon) or grilled freshwater eel brushed with かば焼き (kabayaki), that addicting sweet soy sauce-based glaze, eel is off the menu for us. It’s really being overfished cuz young eels at the glass