It is really astonishing how often I eat kimchi grilled cheese with hot borscht in the winter. It is comforting, filling and deeply nourishing. The kimchi grilled cheese is fatty and salty. The borscht is tangy and a bit sweet. It’s just a perfect combo.
Next up in the project of posting simple things that I cook often, is my version of Puttanesca Sauce. Puttanesca sauce is a tomato sauce for pasta flavored with whatever umami bombs you might have in your pantry. So, traditionally that would be anchovies, capers, olives, garlic and chilis. I do not keep olives on hand, so my version does not have olives. My version has fish sauce becasue I make a lot of Asian food.
Next up on my project of posting all of the simple food that I make….creamy dill and leek scramble. This is a special way of making eggs that makes a quick creamy scramble.
This is a very good way to pack a bunch of vegetables into your dinner. It also takes less than a half hour to make!
My husband and I call this “Skillet Breakfast” because we make it in our giant cast iron skillet and usually eat it directly out of the pan. We also eat it sometimes for dinner. It evolved directly out of the need to process as much of our farmshare as we could on the weekend, so that the vegetables were prepared and ready to eat with as little fuss as possible later in the week.
We made these delicious black rice bowls at the Run a Luncheonetter Camp in August and served them to the parents at the end of the week. I will absolutley be making this dish again. It is an ideal dish to serve to a large group of people with divergent tastes and dietary restrictions. Whichever topping they choose, it will taste great and look gorgeous!
Recipes and photos from the 2022 Run a Luncheonette Camp!
My favorite recipe for white beans and bitter greens with preserved lemon for umami.
First of all, I need to tell you that you can make this dressing with yogurt and/or buttermilk if you do not have kefir. Also, if you don’t make kefir and you want to…I have some kefir grains for you.
This is a comforting and healthful soup. We could all use some comfort and health at the moment.