Category Archives: Vegetarian/Vegetarian option

Briny, Zesty Preserved Meyer Lemons

Is it me or are preserved lemons the skinny jeans of the culinary scene? They may not be for everyone, but for those with a tangy, salty, slightly astringent zest for food, they’re the perfect fit. While traditionally these are

Briny, Zesty Preserved Meyer Lemons

Is it me or are preserved lemons the skinny jeans of the culinary scene? They may not be for everyone, but for those with a tangy, salty, slightly astringent zest for food, they’re the perfect fit. While traditionally these are

Moist Buttery Almond Cake

I’m pretty certain I acquired my love of marzipan and all things almond from growing up in the frozen Midwest with all those German-Norwegian bakeries that would make and sculpt their own adorable marzipan “fruits” and creatures not to mention

Moist Buttery Almond Cake

I’m pretty certain I acquired my love of marzipan and all things almond from growing up in the frozen Midwest with all those German-Norwegian bakeries that would make and sculpt their own adorable marzipan “fruits” and creatures not to mention

Zesty Lemon Blueberry Cake Cookies

I’ve said it before and it bears repeating. Baking is chemistry. Change a few key ingredients or even adjust a ratio or two and you’ve got a bird of a completely different feather. Whenever we wing our way south for

Zesty Lemon Blueberry Cake Cookies

I’ve said it before and it bears repeating. Baking is chemistry. Change a few key ingredients or even adjust a ratio or two and you’ve got a bird of a completely different feather. Whenever we wing our way south for

FDNY Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

For the longest time, I was blissfully ignorant of the intricacies of rice pudding. “It’s vanilla pudding with rice in it, how complicated can it be?” my naive younger self (version 1.2) crowed. You see, the hubby, despite all his

FDNY Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

For the longest time, I was blissfully ignorant of the intricacies of rice pudding. “It’s vanilla pudding with rice in it, how complicated can it be?” my naive younger self (version 1.2) crowed. You see, the hubby, despite all his

Blistered Eggplant, Chickpea & Artichoke Tagine With Spicy Harissa-Tomato Sauce

In a brilliant display of versatility, Climate Change has flexed its muscles to say, “Just because 2012 was the hottest year on record doesn’t mean that I’m a one note diva.” Yup, apparently radical mood temperature swings can go both

Blistered Eggplant, Chickpea & Artichoke Tagine With Spicy Harissa-Tomato Sauce

In a brilliant display of versatility, Climate Change has flexed its muscles to say, “Just because 2012 was the hottest year on record doesn’t mean that I’m a one note diva.” Yup, apparently radical mood temperature swings can go both

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie (Or How To Make Friends & Influence People)

I’m not sure how it came about but the hubster’s nursing staff have been clamoring for pie and not just any pie, frozen strawberry margarita pie. So how did they find out about this delectable cold concoction? Apparently Dr. Blabberovsky

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie (Or How To Make Friends & Influence People)

I’m not sure how it came about but the hubster’s nursing staff have been clamoring for pie and not just any pie, frozen strawberry margarita pie. So how did they find out about this delectable cold concoction? Apparently Dr. Blabberovsky

Farfalle With Sausage & Vegetable Ragú

Sometimes I think my freezer is a repository for UFOs, unidentified frozen objects. Periodically, I go through a ruthless cleansing rampage and find gelid surprises, like gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread (?!) to frostbitten mango chunks to mystery meat from the

Farfalle With Sausage & Vegetable Ragú

Sometimes I think my freezer is a repository for UFOs, unidentified frozen objects. Periodically, I go through a ruthless cleansing rampage and find gelid surprises, like gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread (?!) to frostbitten mango chunks to mystery meat from the

肉じゃが: Hearty Yet Light Japanese Meat & Potatoes?

Like many people, after weathering the cold and hectic frenzy the winter holiday season seems to bring into our lives (not to mention the additional celebratory poundage), I feel the need to eat something hearty and belly-warming but not coma

肉じゃが: Hearty Yet Light Japanese Meat & Potatoes?

Like many people, after weathering the cold and hectic frenzy the winter holiday season seems to bring into our lives (not to mention the additional celebratory poundage), I feel the need to eat something hearty and belly-warming but not coma

Crunchy Velvety Chocolate Bread Pudding

It’s been a busy winter season at Chez Gekiuma. Lots of work, fanciful experiments, and food comas with interludes of play. Oh, and a few possessed electronics that shuffled off this mortal coil to be replaced by shinier and more

Crunchy Velvety Chocolate Bread Pudding

It’s been a busy winter season at Chez Gekiuma. Lots of work, fanciful experiments, and food comas with interludes of play. Oh, and a few possessed electronics that shuffled off this mortal coil to be replaced by shinier and more

Hearty Nostalgic Pasta e Fagioli

It’s amazing how food can be so contextual and nostalgic, likely cuz while we may live in our minds, we mainly experience through our bodies and eating is closely tied with the sense of smell. And why is smell so

Hearty Nostalgic Pasta e Fagioli

It’s amazing how food can be so contextual and nostalgic, likely cuz while we may live in our minds, we mainly experience through our bodies and eating is closely tied with the sense of smell. And why is smell so