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yummy wakame salad

December 31, 2010

I completely agree with the post on girlie girl army about sea veggies. She claims that sea vegetables are overlooked in terms of taste and nutritional value, at our loss. Here’s what she writes: Sea vegetables contain high levels of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, iodine, chlorophyll, enzymes and fiber and offer more vitamins and minerals […]

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tofu salad with sweet -n- spicy ginger mustard rice vinegar sauce

December 20, 2010

I was excited by the idea of this recipe when I saw a tofu salad at my local Whole Foods. It was in the salad bar, sold by weight. Helpfully, they listed all the ingredients that they used, though not the quantities or directions (that must be a trade secret.) In particular, their ingredient list […]

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Japanese inspired “sea vegetable” salad

May 21, 2010

I prepared this Japanese inspired salad with home-cured gravlax and white rice. The gravlax had dill and was Swedish inspired. The “sea vegetable” salad was Japanese inspired. Despite being from two far distant culinary traditions, they seemed to match well together. Perhaps because they’re both “ocean foods?” This salad is easy to make and would […]

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scallion pancakes

December 17, 2009

Last night I was feeling peckish for Asian food. Immediately I was drawn to memories of scallion pancakes. I’ve not made them in a while and it was time. I first tried these savory wonders at a Korean restaurant in New York City a few years ago. We were there to celebrate Steven’s birthday with […]

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vegetarian kimchi fried rice

October 20, 2009

With all of this kimchi that I made last week, it’s like we’ve been running the kimchi marathon, sort of like the spinach version from the spring. Maybe I should really say the kimchi Olympics to show my Brazilian pride. Yeah Rio de Janeiro 2016! Besides the regular baechu kimchi, we made a wonderful silken […]

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