I believe good, homemade meals are transcendental. Home cooked food has the power to comfort, nourish, and excite the senses! I wholeheartedly encourage you to cook more and more often, as much as you can. The more you cook, the more you will be able to make fast meals and undertake cooking projects. Cooking will feel easier or like a welcome challenge when the time is right.
Below you’ll find my recipes that were good enough to warrant sharing and have become my well-loved favorites. You can also read recipes from my old blog here.
Question as you cook- why is the technique described this way? Why are ingredients added at different times? What acidity, umami, seasoning, or texture are different ingredients contributing to the dish? I read a lot of cookbooks and food literature, and I have learned much about cooking and the wide world of food culture from pursuing these questions.
I also encourage you to build a pantry. It is not fast, and I wouldn’t call it easy, although I hope you may find such an endeavor enjoyable. Make jams, jellies, pickles, sauces, salsas, dried herbs, spice mixes, beer, cider, vinegar, and bread! I put in time on weekends and the occasional late night to craft these jars and concoctions, often with the help of many friends. On weeknights, cooking often feels easy for me because I can take out a jar, a bread, and random vegetables lurking in the back of the fridge and turn it into something delicious.
With a curious mind and a well-stocked pantry tool box, your food will be better than most you can buy. I’m sure it will be delicious.
- Beet Gazpacho
- Butternut Miso Soup
- Herb Latkes
- Pumpkin Empanadas
- Pumpkin and Tofu Potstickers
- Root Vegetable Latkes
- Summer Corn Chowder
- Thai Curry Pizza
- Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)
- Tortilla Espagnole
- Veg Sushi
- Vegan Pumpkin Mapo Tofu
Snacks & Sides
- Carrot Salad
- Cultured Cashew Cheese
- Garden Salsa
- Green Tomato Salsa
- Grilled Broccoli Salad (scroll down)
- Grilled Garlic Scapes
- Kimchi Poutine
- Pimiento Cheese Salad Dressing
- Romesco Sauce
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad
- Raspberry Kefir Smoothie
- Savory Greens and Mushroom Tart
- Savory Crepe Cake with Zucchini and Goat Cheese