Archive for October 2013

Soba Noodle, Spaghetti Squash and Seaweed Salad


Just toss a gourd in the oven and prepare the rest. Fast, delicious, nutritious.

Beautiful GLUTEN FREE Soba Noodle, Spaghetti Squash, and Seaweed Salad- rich in nutrition, and easy!

You need:

1 roasted and cooled spaghetti squash, removed from rind.
1 package of cooked and cooled soba noodles (about a pound)
1/2 cup wakame, rehydrated
1/2 cup laver, rehydrated
1 mixed cup of julienne shaved carrots and red cabbage
1 cup of finely chopped bamboo shoots or water chestnuts
1 tbsp black sesame seeds, whole

* Stir all of the above together, and then add these items to dress, 20 mins before serving:
3-5 tbsp of plain hoisin sauce, to taste
2 tbsp minced green onions
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tbsp sesame oil
juice of one lime, plus a pinch of zest (grapefruit works well too)
drizzle of coconut milk
siracha red chilli sauce to taste
finely chopped cilantro, basil, or perilla sprinkles.
pinch of white pepper
salt and pepper to taste

*feel free to add bell peppers or broccoli to chunk it up, or even a dollop of smooth peanut butter and hot peppers to give it a Thai vibe. 

eat and live well!

Hazelnut Brownie and Vanilla Cherry Sauce

Wow, it seems I really like/have clients who like cherries and chocolate. Here is a chunky hazelnut brownie atop a rose vanilla cherry sauce, with some cashew cream cheese filigrees.  If you have fun vegan dinner party you can pick another tasty dessert that you like.


Vegan Jelly Doughnuts

doughnutsPre-Jelly: doughnuts sit patiently, because they know they are too delicious to be rushed. These are PERFECT and will remind you of a bakery from your youth. THe bakery from my youth had a kid about my age then harassing them constantly about how he’d one day make vegan doughnuts as good as these.doughnuts2

The home- made strawberry jelly guts of the home made doughnut!