Category Archives: Side dish

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,

Dungeness Crab Risotto

Although the sun is shining brightly, the trees have a fuzzy misting of chartreuse, and the tulips and cherry blossoms have made an appearance, it’s still Dungeness crab season here in Portlandia so why not enjoy the sunshine with a

Dungeness Crab Risotto

Although the sun is shining brightly, the trees have a fuzzy misting of chartreuse, and the tulips and cherry blossoms have made an appearance, it’s still Dungeness crab season here in Portlandia so why not enjoy the sunshine with a

Broiled Asparagus With Balsamic Vinaigrette & Shaved Parmesan

Sometimes the hubster has to remind me I forget that just because something is embarrassingly easy doesn’t mean that it isn’t any less delicious or blog-worthy. This quick sort-of-salad side dish is a great way to welcome spring with all

Broiled Asparagus With Balsamic Vinaigrette & Shaved Parmesan

Sometimes the hubster has to remind me I forget that just because something is embarrassingly easy doesn’t mean that it isn’t any less delicious or blog-worthy. This quick sort-of-salad side dish is a great way to welcome spring with all

Gnocchi With Tangy Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

I admit it. I’m an impulse shopper. I’m not drawn in by $XX.99 signs, buy 1 get half off deals or convenient displays at the checkout counter. Nope. I see something succulent or unusual at the produce department or in

Gnocchi With Tangy Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

I admit it. I’m an impulse shopper. I’m not drawn in by $XX.99 signs, buy 1 get half off deals or convenient displays at the checkout counter. Nope. I see something succulent or unusual at the produce department or in

No More Mushy Stuffing Three Cheese Wild Mushroom Dressing

For the longest time I dreaded being invited over to my friends’ homes for the holidays. Fear of bizarre charade games with Uncle Bernie or reenactments of scenes from A Christmas Story aside, I really hated stuffing. It was wet,

No More Mushy Stuffing Three Cheese Wild Mushroom Dressing

For the longest time I dreaded being invited over to my friends’ homes for the holidays. Fear of bizarre charade games with Uncle Bernie or reenactments of scenes from A Christmas Story aside, I really hated stuffing. It was wet,

Teutonic Dichotomy Or Pfifferlingknöpfle: Herbed Knöpfle With Chanterelles

In many ways, the humble spätzle (spaetzle for the umlaut averse) seems to embody (to me) the Teutonic psyche in a nutshell. Traveling abroad in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, the fellow tourists we kept running into time and

Teutonic Dichotomy Or Pfifferlingknöpfle: Herbed Knöpfle With Chanterelles

In many ways, the humble spätzle (spaetzle for the umlaut averse) seems to embody (to me) the Teutonic psyche in a nutshell. Traveling abroad in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, the fellow tourists we kept running into time and

Me, Myself, And I: 根菜の煮物共に油揚げ Stewed Root Vegetables With Fried Tofu

Food for me is more than taste and sustenance. It’s a social axis where I can (re)connect with people who are important to me. My motto is life’s too short and my metabolism is too slow to eat mediocre food.

Me, Myself, And I: 根菜の煮物共に油揚げ Stewed Root Vegetables With Fried Tofu

Food for me is more than taste and sustenance. It’s a social axis where I can (re)connect with people who are important to me. My motto is life’s too short and my metabolism is too slow to eat mediocre food.

Leek-y Squash-y Beet Greens Risotto

The problem with having a 2 person household is that while we’re happy to have leftovers for lunches the next day, some things do and others don’t reheat well. Fortunately risotto is one of those things that tastes almost as

Leek-y Squash-y Beet Greens Risotto

The problem with having a 2 person household is that while we’re happy to have leftovers for lunches the next day, some things do and others don’t reheat well. Fortunately risotto is one of those things that tastes almost as

Blistered Eggplant & Smoky Bell Pepper Stew With Chickpeas

The hubster hates it when we go to a restaurant and I eat something and say, “I bet I could make this at home.” He interprets it as, “Meh, I can do it better so we shouldn’t come here anymore,”

Blistered Eggplant & Smoky Bell Pepper Stew With Chickpeas

The hubster hates it when we go to a restaurant and I eat something and say, “I bet I could make this at home.” He interprets it as, “Meh, I can do it better so we shouldn’t come here anymore,”

Roasted Beets With Figgy Balsamic Vinegar & Blue Cheese

This is one of the hubby’s favorite side dishes. Whenever beets appear on the menu, odds are he’ll order them and who can blame him? Sweet yet earthy but not in an I’m-eating-fuchsia-topsoil kinda way with a firmer crunch than

Roasted Beets With Figgy Balsamic Vinegar & Blue Cheese

This is one of the hubby’s favorite side dishes. Whenever beets appear on the menu, odds are he’ll order them and who can blame him? Sweet yet earthy but not in an I’m-eating-fuchsia-topsoil kinda way with a firmer crunch than