This is the week each year I get asked for vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe ideas, so I thought I'd update my list of favorite recipes and ideas from the archives.
There is a soup I've had stuck in my mind for the past couple of years. I encountered it at Namu Gaji, a lively, welcoming, neighborhood spot run by the three (Dennis, Daniel, and David) Lee Brothers.
I'm getting better and more creative when it comes to lunches at QUITOKEETO. Soups are the easiest, and I bring them most often.
This is the recipe I was working on when Sarah Lonsdale came to visit to do this interview. You can see my little recipe notepad in some of the photos in that piece.
I'm off to New York this week, and thought I would leave you with this Heirloom Apple Salad recipe from the archives.
Before we talk about today's soup, I just want to mention that I'll be in Seattle this week for an event at Book Larder - Wednesday evening, October 14, from 6:30-8pm.
I know a lot of you like to see what I pull together for a quick lunch when I'm working at the Quitokeeto studio.
As you drive south on Oakland's Grand Avenue toward Lake Merritt, on the right hand side, you'll notice a beautiful exposed brick building.
For those of who are curious about what the kitchen I cook in is like, I spent a recent afternoon with Sarah Lonsdale from Remodelista.
One of the reasons you write a cookbook is to share what you love about cooking with others. It's a feeling, as an author, you hope is infectious.
We don't have an elaborate kitchen at the QUITOKEETO studio. There's a sink, a single induction burner, a huge silver champagne bucket (that floods brilliantly with water and ice-packs for "refrigeration"), a stack of cutting boards, and as you can imagine, no shortage of knives.
I have a couple of announcements before we dive into today's recipe. First! It feels a bit surreal, but there are only two weeks until Near & Far is released.
If you've been to my house at any point in recent months, you've likely had these dates. They take only slightly more effort to make than placing dates unadorned on a plate.
I've started to post some of the events and book signings I'll be doing in September and October related to the release of Near & Far.
Onigiri are so cute! I make these little on-the-go rice balls all the time with leftover rice, and whatever fillings and seasonings are convenient and on hand.
My intent here was to make a chilled, pureed, Thai curry soup. It would be summery and refreshing, and at the same time, strong with green curry flavor.
And a few favorite things from around the house, pictured above clockwise from top left. Leaves & Flowers Rosella Mint I drink it cold-brewed & iced, fresh marjoram, white pine deodorant, natural fiber jewelry, dried flowers.
I'm delivering a list of quenchers today. A quick summer drink round-up to keep you hydrated and full of good ingredients while enjoying the sunshine.
I know many of you are always on the lookout for quick, healthy breakfast ideas, and I have a solid for you.
I made this quick melon salad with the frog prince of melons - the piel de sapo. It has creamy, sweet, pale green flesh, and a blotched, pebbled green-yellow appearance.