Sweet and Sour Tofu with Fried Rice

The classic sauce known as “Sweet and Sour” is not a tradition of Chinese cuisine. What became known as Chinese-American food started in the late 1800s, when Chinese laborers formed communities to support each other, bringing flavors from home to offer comfort to the longing of familiarity left behind. Other laborers began experiencing the Chinese […]

Chickpea and Carrot Pitas with Tahini Dressing

In the Middle East, flatbread – known as pita – was made by mixing together flour and water, then letting the dough sit out to gather yeasts from the air. When the dough showed signs of life with little air bubbles forming and popping, the pita was then baked at a high temperature, causing the […]

Rainbow Salad

Ingredients for two:5 oz baby spinach1/2 cup shredded carrot1/2 cup shredded red cabbage (I only used a 1/4 cup because of riffinose sensitivity)1/2 cup dry-roasted cashews1/4 cup black sesame seeds3 scallions, sliced thin4 sprigs of fresh cilantro, choppedRainbow dressing:Mix 1 Tbs coconut oil, 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 Tbs maple syrup, 1 Tbs tamari […]

Quick Chickpea and Cashew Sauce

with Baby Kale, Peas, and Carrots on Rice Okay, so this post is about cheating… In the kitchen! Let me start over…This post is about shortcuts in the kitchen. Much better. Occasionally, we all find ourselves extra busy. Life can be a little crazy – maybe a little chaotic from time to time. When ever […]