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Vegetable Spotlight: Puntarelle

Posted December 18, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Puntarelle from plant to plate

Puntarelle – Chicory elevated
If you’ve ever spent time walking the markets of Rome chances are you’ve seen thin curled slices of a celadon to white hued vegetable piled high or floating in a bowl of water.  Hopefully you had a salad of the puntarelle, a labor-intensive gift of fresh crunch with a hint of bitterness, often napped with a powerful anchovy garlic dressing. It’s …

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Recipe: Cabbage Umami Bomb

Posted May 7, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Soy Cabbage

The more I use my pressure cooker, the more I marvel at it’s usefulness. Once a year, on or around St. Patrick’s Day we have an old-fashioned corn beef and cabbage dinner. I cook the cabbage with potatoes in the resultant broth from cooking the corned beef. The meat is a treat, but eaters clamor for seconds on the cabbage. There is something about cabbage that is cooked in a salty broth until totally tender that is completely satisfying…

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Kajsa Alger, Chef at Susan Feniger’s Street, Shares Her Vegetarian Taco Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Posted May 3, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Susan and Kajsa 2

Cinco de Mayo = Taco Party, right? Not that we Angelenos need an excuse to eat tacos, but this Sunday my guess is a lot of people will be firing up the grill for tacos al pastor or carne asada. For those of us who are interested in a vegetarian taco party, Kajsa Alger has some ideas. She’s the chef and co-owner of Susan Feniger’s …

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Recipe: The Holy Grail of Homemade Almond Milk

Posted April 26, 2013 by | 33 Comments | ]
Not Milk

I don’t need an expert to tell me that I eat too much dairy.  I live with a 93 year old mom who puts sour cream on everything.  So when I decided to prepare for my interview with Mark Bittman on his new diet book VB6:  Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…For Good (well that’s a mouthful), I knew …