Month: August 2007

Miso Eggplant

Ingredients:4 Japanse eggplants, sliced lengthwise4 tablespoons shiro miso3 tablespoons rice vinegar2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons water2 inch knob fresh ginger, finely gratedoil Directions:In a small bowl, whisk together the miso, vinegar, sugar, ginger and water until the sugar is dissolved. Brush the cut sides of the eggplant with oil and broil, […]

Carmelized Pears

Ingredients: 4 pears, cored* and halved lengthwise sugar Directions: Sprinkle about a 1/4- 1/3 cup of sugar on a plate. Heat a large skillet. Press cut side of each halved pear in sugar. Place each pear half on the skillet, sugar side down, cook until beginning to brown, 7 to […]

Six Flavor Summer Somen Salad with Cucumber and Green Onion

Ingredients: 150 gram package somen noodles 4 scallions, chopped 1 cucumber* sliced 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sake 1 tablespoon miso (your choice) 2 inch knob fresh ginger, finely grated sesame seeds to taste Directions: Cook somen in boiling water […]

Pear Ginger Muffins

Ingredients: 2 pears, diced (about 2 cups, I used Scarlet pears)1 3/4 cup flour3/4 cup brown sugar1/3 cup sour cream (reduced fat is okay)2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg2 inch knob fresh ginger, grated*2 eggs […]

Red Bean Steamed Buns

Ingredients: dough: 2 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup warm water PLUS 2 tablespoons 4 tablespoons sugar 1/4 oz active dry yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling: red bean paste 12 4-5 inch wide wax paper or parchment paper squares Directions: For the dough: In a small bowl, dissolve 2 tablespoons of […]

Sweet Red Bean Paste

Ingredients:1 cup dried red beans*1/2 cup light brown sugar2 tablespoons oilwater Directions:Place the beans in a large pot. Cover with water and boil until soft (warning: this can take about 2 hours, depending on your beans) adding additional water if needed. Drain. Mash the beans with the sugar. Heat the […]

Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Pasta

1 1/2 pounds eggplant, striped* and cut into 3/4 inch wedges1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges1 pepperoncini pepper, sliced, seeds & stem discarded3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes6 anchovy fillets4 cloves garlic, chopped1/4 cup olive oilfeta cheese 1 lb cooked short pasta *Cut the skin off in alternating rows, […]

Balsamic Onion Jam

Ingredients: 4 onions, cut into 1/4 inch thick half rounds 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil pinch salt Directions: In a large saute pan with a lid, heat the oil. Add the onions, cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally, until […]

Goji Berry Brownies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour 1 cup applesauce 1 cup light brown sugar 2/3 cup cocoa 1/3 cup goji berries, soaked in 3 tablespoons of water 1/4 cup oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder pink sea salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease and […]

Chocolate Malted Cupcakes

Ingredients:2 eggs, at room temperature1 ⅔ cup flour2/3 cup malted milk powder*1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup milk, at room temperature1/4 cup light brown sugar1/4 cup dutch process cocoa4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon vanilla Preheat oven to 375. Line or grease and flour 12 wells in a […]