Japanese Eggplant

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Difficulty: Easy  Servings: 2  INGREDIENTS For Eggplant: 1 Japanese Eggplant Shichimi Togarashi  4 tablespoons Peanut Oil Sesame Oil For Dressing: 4 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar 2 tablespoons Mirin 1 tablespoon ponzu or soy 1 teaspoon Red Miso 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil DIRECTIONS Eggplant:Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch roundsLightly coat a sheet pan with oilPlace eggplant on sheet, drizzle … Read more

Pickled Peppers

Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 25 min Difficulty: Easy Servings: About 8 pints  Source: tasteofhome.com  INGREDIENTS 4 quarts long red, green or yellow peppers (Hungarian, Banana, etc.) 1-1/2 cups canning salt 4 quarts plus 2 cups water, divided 10 cups white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 2 garlic cloves, peeled DESCRIPTION Making your own pickled peppers is so easy and you will never have to buy store-bought peppers ever … Read more

In a pickle

After taking Serious Eat’s advice on making sauerkraut and buying an Easy Fermenter kit, I’ve started pickling this year’s crop of Hungarian Wax Peppers. Here’s the basic recipe. Lacto-Fermented Peppers Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 5-10 days Difficulty: Easy Servings: 1 quart  Source: culturesforhealth.com  INGREDIENTS Sweet peppers Sea salt Filtered water Seasoning of choice: cumin or cayenne, peeled garlic, sliced onion; cilantro … Read more

Oscar’s Okra Salad

Servings: 4 to 6 Source: Oscar Levy  INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound Okra (small, whole)  1 Vidalia onion  1 tablespoon red wine vinegar  3/4 tablespoon olive oil  1 splash lemon juice  1 dash tabasco  1 tablespoon white wine vinegar  DIRECTIONS Pierce okra (leave whole). Boil with white wine vinegar until bright green. Blanch. Chop onion finely. Marinate okra, onion, vinegar & oil (refrigerate overnight). Season with lemon … Read more

Vegan American Goulash

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 110 min Total Time: 2 hours  Servings: 6  Source: Paul Harsha, adapted from a recipe by Ben Fink  INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. olive oil 3 tbsp. smart butter 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped (1/4 inch dice) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lb. plant based ground beef 1/4 cup red wine 2 tsp. garlic powder … Read more

Vegan Red Beans and Rice

This week marks the start of Mardi Gras, so I was hungry for Red Beans and Rice. We’ve been trying to have Meatless Mondays so I decided to try a Vegan recipe I found on the Internet. I made several modifications, but the base recipe is pretty much untouched. The original author suggests adding coconut … Read more

Pork Tenderloin with White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS Pork: 2 Whole Pork Tenderloins (1.5 to 3 pounds total) Cherry Coke Marinade: 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Cherry Cola 1/2 Tablespoon Sour Cherry concentrate (optional) 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Minced Onion 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke (if searing) Vinaigrette: 1/4 Cup grapeseed oil 1/3 Cup thinly sliced shallots Kosher salt … Read more

Sriracha Tofu Skewers

Servings: 4 | Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 1 16-ounce container extra-firm tofu 3/4 cup Sriracha 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon white miso paste 2 garlic cloves 1 bunch scallions 1 container cherry tomatoes bamboo skewers Directions: Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes. Drain well on paper towels. Put Sriracha, soy sauce, and white miso paste … Read more