Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad (Kachumbar) + Asian Salads Cookbook Review

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. Have you ever had kachumbar before?  It’s a delicious salad from India, made with tomato, cucumber, and onion, that is especially […]

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Garden Vegetable Chowder

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Garden Vegetable Chowder Makes 3 to 4 servings For the mushroom stock: 3 1/2 cups water 1/2 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms 1 piece kombu (approximately 6-square inches in size) For the chowder: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium-size carrot, sliced 1/4 cup diced onions 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons […]

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Sweet Potato Ginger Risotto

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Sweet Potato Ginger Risotto Makes 3 – 4 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 cup rice 4 to 6 cups warm dashi salt 1 cup sweet potato cubes (1/2-inch cubes) 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium […]

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bell’alimento’s Tortellini in Brodo (Tortellini in Broth)

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bell’alimento’s Tortellini in Brodo {Tortellini in Broth} Recipe from Paula of bell’alimento.com 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 stalks of celery – chopped 1 small onion – chopped 1 carrot – peeled & chopped 2 cloves of garlic – minced 8 cups chicken broth 4 cups water 1 small Parmigiano Reggiano Rind {optional} 20 ounces cheese […]

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Arancini alla Siciliana—Sicilian Croquettes, aka Italian Rice Balls

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Arancini alla Siciliana (Sicilian Croquettes) 1 1/2 cups long grain rice 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons Parmigiano Reggiano – grated 3/4 cup ground beef 1/2 onion – minced 1 tablespoon fresh flat leaf Italian parsley – roughly chopped 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese – cubed 2 […]

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Oyakodon—Japanese Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl

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Oyakodon Adapted from At Home with Japanese Cooking, by Elizabeth Andoh Makes 4 servings 1/2 pound boneless chicken breast 1 medium onion 2 cups dashi 1/4 cup soy sauce 3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (mitsuba would be more authentic, if you can find it) 3 cups cooked Japanese […]

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Spaetzle und Linsen—Homemade Spaetzle Noodles with Lentil Sauce

Oma’s Spaetzle und Linsen (Spaetzle and Lentils) Makes 4 generous servings Lentil Sauce: 1 pound dried brown lentils (about 2 cups) 2 quarts of water 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 2 beef bouillon cubes 1 cup cold water 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) pepper to taste 1. Rinse and […]

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Come-to-the-Rescue Chicken Soup

Hello LFM readers! Thank you so much for all of your kind comments! Little Fuji is doing well and I am recovering nicely. However, I’m not quite ready to take back the reins here and so you have the opportunity to hear from a few more of my favorite people in the meantime while I […]

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Veggie Chili, Crash Hot Potatoes, & Chocolate Coconut Cookies

I'm always on the lookout for new yummy healthy recipes to add to my arsenal. This is especially important as Squirrel gets older and with me being pregnant. No matter how much I would rather have a chocolate truffle tarte for dinner some nights, I want to make sure that I instill healthy eating habits […]

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