Month: March 2008

Miso Soup

Ingredients:4 1/4 cups water4 oz extra firm tofu, diced.5 oz bonito flakes2 2-inch squares kombu1/4 cup miso paste* dissolved in an equal amount of water3/4 cup baby bok choy or seaweed cut into manageable strips Directions:At no point do you want the water/soup to come to a full boil. Watch […]

Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry

Ingredients:2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces3 bunches baby bok choy, cut into 1 inch strips1 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces4 oz extra firm tofu, cubed1 cup snow peas1 bunch chives, cut into 2 inch pieces6 dried shiitaki mushrooms2/3 cup hot water2 tablespoons canola oil1 1/2 tablespoons […]

Southwestern Meatloaf

Ingredients: for the meatloaf: 1 lb lean ground beef 15 oz canned black beans, drained 10 oz diced tomatoes with green chile, drained 1/4 cup bread crumbs or panko 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 clove garlic minced 1 small onion, minced 1 egg salt pepper for […]

Mango-Chile Cupcakes

Ingredients:1 cup flour3/4 cup sugar6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature3/4 cup milk, at room temperature1/4 cup mango nectar*, at room temperature2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder1 egg, at room temperature1 mango, cubed (about 2/3 cup) key lime cream cheese frosting Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Line or […]

Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar1 tablespoon key lime juicefood coloring, optional Directions:In a large bowl, beat together all ingredients until well blended. Frost on cooled cupcakes or cake. Yield:icing for about 12 cupcakes or a single layer cake. My thoughts: I still find a […]

Caribbean-style Mango Chicken

Ingredients:2 cups fruity red wine1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in 1/2 inch wide strips4 cloves garlic, minced2 mangos, sliced*juice from 2 key limes (about 3 tablespoons)1 1/2 teaspoons allspice1 4 inch stick cinnamon1 inch knob fresh ginger, grated1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme2 tablespoon dark soy sauce1 tablespoon butter […]

Fresh Basil Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 10 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced length-wise 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 handful fresh basil, minced white pepper salt Directions: Place yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, basil, and pepper in food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Spoon an equal amount into each of the egg halves. […]

Gingered Carrot Cornmeal Muffins

Ingredients:1 egg1 3/4 cups flour1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup cornmeal1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature1/2 cup carrot, grated2 tablespoons canola oil1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg1/8 teaspoon salt Directions:Preheat oven to 375. Grease or line 15 wells in a cupcake pan. In […]

In the news…

Just a quick note: I was interviewed for an article about marshmallows last month and it appeared in the Baltimore Sun food section today. Read the online version here. It was actually a lot of fun, the reporter and photographer came to my house to interview me and document the […]

Double Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Ingredients:4 oz semisweet chocolate chips PLUS 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup dark brown sugar2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 egg DirectionsPreheat oven to 350. Line with parchment paper, use a Silpat or grease one cookie sheet. In a small pot, melt […]