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A blog about cooking and food, and how to make it taste good and be healthy. The dishes are almost all gluten/dairy free, and many are vegetarian. The focus is on techniques and ingredients over recipes - this is about everyday cooking, and that means making it work with whats on hand!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Breakfast Salad

One Saturday morning, I woke up and went to the kitchen with the intention of making a bacon and egg on bagel sandwich, but was out of bagels and bread. I did have some fresh salad greens that I needed to eat, so I improvised and made a breakfast salad.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cucumber, Strawberry, and Basil Salad

A great summer dish just in time for late fall! Cucumbers and strawberries are two wonderful summer foods. They're fresh and in season, and their high water content makes them lighter foods that are agreeable in hot weather. The basil helps bring the flavors of both together. Paired with salad greens and grilled shrimp, it's a nice lunch and can be served on its own as a side dish with other courses.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Whitefish with Endive

I got this idea from a recipe in a book I like called Simple Cooking. If you look for it, try to get an edition with nice, big pictures. They were in the one got from the library, but not the one I got from Amazon.  It uses the idea of vegetable juices and purees in many of the recipes. The first four chapters are "Building Blocks": Juices, Vinaigrettes, Flavored Oils, and Vegetable Broths.

The recipe I was loosely following was "Whiting with Endive Broth". The dish consists of fish (whitefish in the book, cod here) with endive puree and juice. The tartness of the endive goes well with the delicate flavor of the fish.