Farmers Market Final Yee-Haw!

Hi folks, thanks for joining me on this fabulous last day of the market. Here are the recipes I prepared: End of Summer Ratatouille Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish or 4-6 as an entree Prep time: 10 minutes    Cooking time: 20 minutes 2 medium hearty, round tomatoes 2 zucchinis 1 medium red […]

Herbed Goat Cheese Dip

Serves 6-8 as an appetizer 1 tablespoon or more dried herb blend, crumbled 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley 3-4 ounces goat cheese, softened 1-2 cloves of garlic ¼ cup or more Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1-2 teaspoons chestnut or other savory honey (optional, but lovely) A few pinches of sea salt A few grinds of […]

Snootch to tha Nootch!

Here’s my quick and clean recipe for “Vegan Parmesan,” which doesn’t taste anything like Parigiano-Reggiano but instead is like a delightful savory umami magic sprinkle for All the Things. If I add some lemon and parsley to it, it becomes a gluten-free, vegan gremolata. WHAT. 1 cup toasted walnuts 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon […]

Mushrooming, Dark and Light

You can do this yourself at home, you know. It’s stupid. It’s easy. It works. It’s good for you. It’s karmically good for other stuff. The real struggle for me is, honestly, I often can’t be arsed to do the stupidest, easiest things.

Lentil Love

This is one of my favorite comfort foods, and I will eat it warm, cold, or right out of the pot with a spoon. All spices can be ordered from World Spice Market. Dal Makhani (Kali Maa di Dal) Serves:6 Prep Time:PT0H15M 0H   15M Cook Time:PT0H30M 0H   30M Total:PT0H45M 0H   45M Ingredients […]

A Few Notes on Pressure Cooking

Ain’t no party like a pressure cooker party! #pressurecooker #instantpot #Fagor A post shared by Lesa Sullivan-Abajian (@lesacooks) on Oct 7, 2017 at 10:13am PDT General guidelines for SPC (stovetop pressure cookers) and IP (Instant Pot, but includes all electric models): Read the manual. Read the manual. Read the manual. Every pressure cooker has its […]