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Tofu Island

Several years ago I picked up a generic vegetarian cookbook in a discount store. While flipping through my new cookbook at home, I came across a striking dish of pan-seared tofu on a bed of sauteed bok choy all atop

P1040836

Tofu Island

Several years ago I picked up a generic vegetarian cookbook in a discount store. While flipping through my new cookbook at home, I came across a striking dish of pan-seared tofu on a bed of sauteed bok choy all atop

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Almond and Rose Hip Tea Cookies

Though I’ve made almond milk regularly for two years, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never added the leftover almond grounds to anything other than the compost pile. I decided to rectify this last week and experimented with making almond

P1040521

Almond and Rose Hip Tea Cookies

Though I’ve made almond milk regularly for two years, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never added the leftover almond grounds to anything other than the compost pile. I decided to rectify this last week and experimented with making almond

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Potato and Stonecrop Curry

Playing off of their freshly-shelled pea flavor, I used the stonecrops in my WWOOF CSA basket this week to make a mock aloo matar.   Aloo matar (aloo meaning potatoes and matar meaning peas) can be made as a dry or

P1040638

Potato and Stonecrop Curry

Playing off of their freshly-shelled pea flavor, I used the stonecrops in my WWOOF CSA basket this week to make a mock aloo matar.   Aloo matar (aloo meaning potatoes and matar meaning peas) can be made as a dry or

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Saag Paneer

Though now my favorite cuisine, it took a special dish for Indian food to grow on me.  Remembering the heavily salted, bland curries from a local Indian food buffet near my university, I was less than enthused about the Indian

P1040595

Saag Paneer

Though now my favorite cuisine, it took a special dish for Indian food to grow on me.  Remembering the heavily salted, bland curries from a local Indian food buffet near my university, I was less than enthused about the Indian

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Making Paneer

Just before coming to Korea, I was fortunate to be a part of a (private) raw milk co-op for a three month period.  During this time, I enjoyed making mozzarella and experimenting with other simple cheeses each week. Oddly enough,

P1040584

Making Paneer

Just before coming to Korea, I was fortunate to be a part of a (private) raw milk co-op for a three month period.  During this time, I enjoyed making mozzarella and experimenting with other simple cheeses each week. Oddly enough,

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Quick Kombucha Kimchi

One of our favorite days in Korea was spent crowded in the living room of a co-worker’s relative, making kimchi with women we had just met.  Sitting around a tarp arranged in the center of the room, we watched as

P1040451

Quick Kombucha Kimchi

One of our favorite days in Korea was spent crowded in the living room of a co-worker’s relative, making kimchi with women we had just met.  Sitting around a tarp arranged in the center of the room, we watched as

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Fresh Stonecrop Soup

Newly introduced, I was intrigued by the stonecrops in my WWOOF CSA box last week. Appearing as tiny shoots with well-developed leaves, the vegetable suggested a non-showy place as a filler in dinner salads.  But when I popped one in

P1040503

Fresh Stonecrop Soup

Newly introduced, I was intrigued by the stonecrops in my WWOOF CSA box last week. Appearing as tiny shoots with well-developed leaves, the vegetable suggested a non-showy place as a filler in dinner salads.  But when I popped one in

P1040309

WWOOF CSA + Garlicky-Spinach Buckwheat Crepes

Living in Nashville, it was easy to know where our food came from. On top of my urban farming job growing organic veggies and raising chickens, my husband and I were members of a CSA. Standing for Community Supported Agriculture,

P1040309

WWOOF CSA + Garlicky-Spinach Buckwheat Crepes

Living in Nashville, it was easy to know where our food came from. On top of my urban farming job growing organic veggies and raising chickens, my husband and I were members of a CSA. Standing for Community Supported Agriculture,

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A Malaysian Progressive Dinner: Spiced Coffee

Our best memory of Malaysia is from our second to the last day of the trip. After touring Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden, we decided to splurge with a meal at Tree Monkey, a Thai fusion restaurant located inside the garden.

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A Malaysian Progressive Dinner: Spiced Coffee

Our best memory of Malaysia is from our second to the last day of the trip. After touring Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden, we decided to splurge with a meal at Tree Monkey, a Thai fusion restaurant located inside the garden.

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A Malaysian Progressive Dinner: Char Koay Teow

While at first glance it may look like a knock-off of Thailand’s popular Pad Thai,  the unmatched flavor of Char Koay Teow (literally translated as stir-fried ricecake strips) is solely its own. We watched as the street food vendors in

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A Malaysian Progressive Dinner: Char Koay Teow

While at first glance it may look like a knock-off of Thailand’s popular Pad Thai,  the unmatched flavor of Char Koay Teow (literally translated as stir-fried ricecake strips) is solely its own. We watched as the street food vendors in

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A Malaysian Progressive Dinner: Penang Laksa

“We call it the soup of many flavors,” he said, pointing to the picture of Penang Laksa.  The guesthouse in Penang had provided us with a brochure that listed all of the regional delicacies found on the island, and a

P1040230

A Malaysian Progressive Dinner: Penang Laksa

“We call it the soup of many flavors,” he said, pointing to the picture of Penang Laksa.  The guesthouse in Penang had provided us with a brochure that listed all of the regional delicacies found on the island, and a

P1040233

A Malaysian Progressive Dinner: Nasi Lemak

At our hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia, the lobby advertised banana leaf-wrapped packets of nasi lemak for two ringgit each ($0.66 USD). Though nasi lemak (nasi meaning rice, lemak indicating the presence of coconut milk) is the traditional breakfast food for Malaysia, we

P1040233

A Malaysian Progressive Dinner: Nasi Lemak

At our hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia, the lobby advertised banana leaf-wrapped packets of nasi lemak for two ringgit each ($0.66 USD). Though nasi lemak (nasi meaning rice, lemak indicating the presence of coconut milk) is the traditional breakfast food for Malaysia, we