Saucy cucumber side-salad*

Saucy cucumber side-salad*

*This is actually a Chinese dish called liangban huanggua 涼拌黃瓜, which more literally translates to “cucumbers [tossed] in cold sauce.” But although the dish is best served cold, its nature is downright firey. Spicy. Saucy, even, because this dish can and will sass you back…

Cold bean salad

Cold bean salad

Sometimes it’s simply too hot for cooking, but you need something more substantial than cold cereal, or hummus and carrots, or whatever else your “too hot/lazy for fire” go-to meal is. Enter the cold bean salad, or as some people call it, “cowboy caviar.” Fuck…

Japchae

Japchae

Japchae is a Korean favorite that can be eaten warm or cold, as a side or main, and is easily modifiable depending on what you have on hand and what you can and cannot eat. You can find a traditional recipe, including more detailed cooking…

Antje’s Avocado Salad

Antje’s Avocado Salad

I’ve always loved avocado, but the first time I had this “salad” was at my former advisor’s house, and for me it was love at first bite. Very simple ingredients working to balance each other, but enhancing the taste of each – perfection! {insert exaggerated…

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Ingredients: 2lbs of carrots, tops removed, washed and rough chopped 1 large knub of ginger (2-6 tbsps to taste?) , peeled and rough diced Several cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 1/2 to 1 whole onion, rough diced 2 tbsp butter, ghee or neutral oil…

Kimchi pancakes

Kimchi pancakes

In cold weather, I crave heavy foods. Fried, fattening, salty, savory foods (the best of the worst kind of foods). Besides trying to offset these by eating them as part of a meal balanced by steamed greens and other digestive aids, stuffing them with sour…

2+ Ingredient Cookies

2+ Ingredient Cookies

A scale-able cookie recipe for those with blood sugar flux, those who “aren’t good at baking,” and anyone trying to use really old bananas. Mix together: 1/2 cup of rolled oats per 1 very brown banana. Bake at 350′ for 20-30 minutes, until lightly browned…