Quick Tomato Sauce

So, I have officially been through my first hurricane – and it was a doozy! Hurricane Sandy, or Frankenstorm, as I like to refer to it, has shut down NYC and most of the East Coast for that matter! I have been huddled in my apartment listening to the swirling wind and rain splattering against […]

By |October 30th, 2012|Pasta, Sauce, Vegan, Vegetarian|1 Comment

Soba Noodle Salad with Miso Dressing

We are in the middle of summer and it seems like a heat wave has swept across the country. I was watching the weather on the news the other day and pretty much the whole country was red- meaning hot, very hot! Even here on the California coast, the fog clears early and it warms up by mid-morning.

When it is hot, I never want to eat a heavy meal. I made this salad the other day and it was so light, cool, and refreshing. Flavorful umami dressing is tossed with delicate soba noodles and crunchy vegetables.


By |July 24th, 2012|Meatless Monday, Pasta, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetarian|8 Comments

Santa Barbara Spot Prawns

What is the difference between a prawn and a shrimp? This is the question many people ask me when I tell them about spot prawns. The terms prawn and shrimp are generally interchangeable. There are some differences in body structure, but to a non-crustacean connoisseur, they look pretty much the same. A┬áspot prawn is the […]

By |October 29th, 2011|Fall Recipes, Fish and Seafood, How-to, Main Courses, Pasta, Summer|3 Comments
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