Posole, also spelled “pozole,” is a Mexican dish which takes its name from the Nahuatl languages and their name for hominy, a product made by soaking dried corn in an alkaline solution. This traditional soup contains a few ingredients that are less commonly used in the northern United States, like hominy and tomatillos. They’re still […]
Category: Challenge Yourself
Provençal Tofu Salad
This fancy salad is well worth the work. If black rice isn’t readily available, swap it out for your favorite rice. Instant brown rice will speed up the salad preparation significantly.
Fresh Spring Rolls with Sesame-Tamari Grilled Steak
If steak isn’t your thing, try substituting shrimp or extra-firm tofu. Or just use extra veggies and noodles. Remember that when assembling the rolls, arranging the ingredients in neat parallel lines gives the best visual effect when you cut them in half to serve.
Buckwheat Pancakes (Gluten-Free)
If you choose the source of your buckwheat flour carefully, these pancakes are gluten-free. Using whipped egg whites gives them loft and tenderness to rival a traditional pancake–well worth the work.
Herb Roasted Turkey
Turkey doesn’t need any help to be delicious, of course, but if you’re looking to kick your culinary game up a very simple notch this Thanksgiving, this is your recipe. The flavor of the oranges shines through with special brilliance, playing off the earthiness of the herbs and savory onions. A wine and paprika rub, […]
Toasted Spice Eggplant
You can either grill or broil the eggplant in this complex and delicious dish–don’t let the absence of grilling weather slow you down! The rich, Indian spices are quickly toasted in a large frying pan to develop and deepen their flavors.
Roasted Tomato Sauce
Start with scratch for the most amazing tomato sauce! Stoneware or enameled cast iron is best for this recipe, but any non-reactive (i.e., not plain cast iron or light-colored aluminum) will work fine. The additions of fresh basil leaves and a bit of fresh orange juice brighten all of the flavors and balance the deep […]
Secret Weapon Bread Dough
This dough is your secret weapon because this bread is packed with protein, which is especially helpful if you’re trying to feed a picky eater. While we’ve given you only two baking suggestions below, this dough is a great base for anything that calls for a basic bread dough, including cinnamon rolls, breadsticks, and even […]