Thai Coconut Chicken Soup/ Farmshare Cooking weeks 8 and 9

FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 8 Lettuce, Beets and Cucumbers-  Made into Salads Starring Beets Broccoli-  Made into Curried Broccoli Soup with Cashew Cream Eggplant- Broiled with Miso Honey Sauce Plums- Made into Plum Chutney for Spicy Chickpea Pancakes Blueberries-  Eaten on top of gluten-free whole grain cereal for breakfasts Peaches-  Eaten with Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes and…

Furikaki Crusted Seared Ahi with a Salad of Spicy Vegetables

My mother and I got to cook Christmas dinner together this year.  She made a very delicious lamb roast and I made a salad from all of the amazing locally grown vegetables that you can buy on Maui in the dead of winter (watercress, kohlrabi, watermelon radishes).   The salad was spicy, crunchy and full of…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Sweet Lime Sriracha Sauce

As I have mentioned before, I am not much of a deep fry cook.  I like deep-fried food, but I leave it to the experts.   The food that I deep fry ends up burnt on the outside and raw in the middle,  or it’s cooked through, but soggy with oil.  I know,  I am…

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You can’t fool children, and there are only so many times you can feed them sprouts…

Black Sesame and Ginger Poached Pear Tart (Gluten-free)

This tart would be good as part of a fancy tea menu, although I mostly packed it for lunch and ate it along with cold soup.  Are you noticing the packed lunch theme across the recent posts here?  That is because I have been working very long days for the last two months teaching, rehearsing…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Kim Chee Sauce

I am planning on making these Brussel sprouts for Thanksgiving.  They are unconventional, but delicious.  I ate this dish at Star Noodle in Lahaina when I went home to visit my mother on Maui last spring.  Star Noodle is an AMAZING restaurant, and if you have the pleasure of visiting Maui you should go eat there.  Ironically,…

Tea Time in Taipei/ Black Sesame and Lemon Tea Cake (gluten-free)

This October, my husband and I returned to Taiwan for two weeks.   This is our third time traveling to Taiwan, and we love it more each time we visit!  Last year, we were teaching a puppetry workshop for the Close to You Puppet Festival (You can see last year’s post about traveling in Taiwan here)….

Lemon Mochiko Cake

Mochi flour, also known as mochiko flour, sweet white rice flour or glutinous rice flour is used to make delicious sweet treats in Japan.  In Hawaii, where  spent the second half of my childhood, American style cakes made with mochiko flour are a very popular treat.  It has a springy texture that I love.  When…