Stir Fry Sauces

Make these sauces from your own pantry. Most of them have only 3 or 4 common Asian ingredients.

Chickpea Sousé

Chickpea sooSAY,  You Say? These beans make a unique marriage of parsley, garlic, fennel seed, and red wine. The flavor is deep and subtle—like nothing I’ve tasted before. With a load of red wine I honored the name of a W.C. Fields movie character—Edgar Sousé—who was “soused” most the time. I happened upon a recipe…

Tapioca Pudding

A Mystery Ingredient Spells Comfort Tapioca pudding offers a creamy, textural wonder I enjoyed tapioca pudding so much as a child, yet never wondering what this exotic root was doing as a dessert. Now I grow “cassava” in my garden. It’s a beauty to look at, too. Tapioca is a thickening agent in flour form….

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Nothin’ Like A Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie This cookie has a classic balance of texture, sweetness, and richness. Lots of fiber with the oats and flax seed! Eat one or two and you will be sated! Great with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk. INGREDIENTS: butter- 6 TBS., room temperature sugar, light brown- 1/2…

Miso Eggplant

Just 3 Ingredients and Voilá! a Veggie Spectacle! Are you ready to add a top-shelf “effort-vs-reward” dish into rotation! Eggplant becomes creamy, sweet, and salty with a simple sauté or grill. The marinade couldn’t be simpler: mix a TBS. of sweet miso with a TBS. of soy sauce. Halve the slender Japanese eggplants through the…

Ginger Turmeric Tonic

From garden splender into a beverage wonder, these two roots will make a rich elixir.

Winter Greens My Way

I accidentally used some leftover Japanese stock—called dashi—with a pressure cooker full of greens…