LA Cooking Classes

September 3rd, 2013

                  
First Series:  LATE SUMMER COOKING
When: Sundays, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Dates: September 22nd, 29th, and October 6th
Where: My place.  If you register by emailing me, I'll give more details
Price: $60 per class, or $150 for the 3-class series, if paid upfront. 
I love late Summer.  The heat has really settled into the earth, [...]

Yams with Roasted Garlic

November 29th, 2012

                                         
This is a very sexy recipe, donated by Sarah Loring, a Connecticut MILF and mother of three.  There is something about the sweetness of the yams and the zing of the garlic that makes this dish a winner. 
Approximately 3 lbs garnet yams (or other yam or sweet potatoes)
1 bulb garlic
sea salt
olive oil (optional)
black pepper(optional)
Scrub yams [...]

Gobble Gobble

November 19th, 2012

I hate to re-blog, but we ARE getting close to Thanksgiving and it is ESSENTIAL that you are all prepared to make amazing Tofu Turkeys, so I am re-posting the recipe below.
Remember: it is easy. You're basically just stuffing a dome of tofu with delicious stuffing and baking it. No biggie. It's just that the [...]

Squochi

October 11th, 2012

This is for all of you who are watching leaves turn and pulling out your sweaters…
 
 
Squochi
 
This is a favorite of mine and was a big hit with my mother.  It combines the lovely sweetness of onions and winter squash with the gooey-ness of melted mochi.  A great dish for fall and even colder months.
 
1 tablespoon [...]

Come Cruise with Me

September 22nd, 2011

 
Nine years ago, Sandy Pukel decided to take veganism and macrobiotics on the high seas.  Since then, every spring, a huge cruise ship hauls just under a thousand of us pasty health food freaks out into the sunshine of the Caribbean.  If you've never been, I can't recommend it enough.
Next Spring, the ship is leaving [...]

Holy Moly

February 2nd, 2011

I have had a serious case of blogstipation.  My worst yet. 
You see, I went to Israel in December and had one of the best times of my life.  Between the landscape, the history, the people  and the classes I taught , it was an incredibly rich and layered experience. 
Hence, the blogstipation.  There is just too [...]

Ladies Who Lunch

October 6th, 2010

I've known Mayumi Nishimura for 15 or 16 years. She was not only a teacher at the Kushi Institute (who taught me deep-fried, miso-stuffed lotus root–thanks!), but she was also the greatest head chef in the kitchen there. If Mayumi was cooking that day, you knew it would be gooooood.
Roughly ten years ago, word got [...]

Letter from Tomorrow

September 4th, 2010

I’m not sure one can really understand Japan without experiencing it.  I mean, I’d seen Lost in Translation, read a novel by Mishima in college and heard many friends’ anecdotes…  I remember the Hello Kitty days (not entirely over, by the way) and I have a handful of close Japanese friends I’ve met through macrobiotics…  [...]

Taking a Straw Poll

August 16th, 2010

 
I just don't understand Strawberry People .  I just don't.  I don't GET wanting to eat a berry that makes me feel like I'm French kissing a cat .  Call me crazy.
This time of year is so hard.  My beloved raspberries  come out to play and I am once again reminded of just how deeply [...]

The Dog Days of Summer

August 6th, 2010

 
When I was a kid, being curious  was the gold standard in my father's house.  "He's a nice guy, but he's just not… curious" my Dad would say, about my, or a sister's, prospective boyfriend.   That was the kiss of death.  He could be ugly, unemployed, a fascist… but lacking curiosity??? A dealbreaker.  
I [...]