Swiss Chard Side Dish

("It will seem like a ton of swiss chard, but it shrinks a lot during cooking" says Elinor Brook) 1 Lb swiss chard (1 bunch) 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp heavy cream 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan Salt and Pepper Preheat the oven to 400F. Wash chard leaves in...

Pan Fried Cucumber with Perilla

2 Large Slicing Cucumbers, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise, seeded, and cut crosswise into 1/4" slices 3-4 Cloves of garlic chopped 2 tsp Premium quality light soy sauce 1-2 tsp Clear Chinese Rice vinegar 1/2 tsp white sugar 2 dried chilies de seeded 1 Tb Chili...

Edamame Ideas

(Soybeans) Literally translated, Edamame means “Beans on Branches” Strip the beans from the branches and then boil for 5-10 minutes in salted water.  Drain the beans and add a bit more salt or soy sauce.  Strip the beans from the pod either with...

Fairytale Eggplant in Ginger-Garlic

3-5 fairy tale eggplant, sliced in half lengthwise 3 tablespoons water 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sake 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch knob fresh ginger, minced Cornstarch Sugar Heat the oil in a large pan....

Thai Cucumber Salad

Salad: 2 large cucumbers  1 red onion, finely chopped  1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped  1 cup unsalted, roasted or raw, shelled peanuts  Dressing:  3 Tbs lemon juice  1 Tbs tamari or soy sauce  1 Tbs sugar, honey or agave...

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