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.

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 […]

Ginger Miso Dressing

  2-4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1-2 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon white miso 1 cup salted, roasted almonds 1 tablespoon tamari sauce Juice and zest of half a lemon Pinch of salt, optional Enough water to blend (I start with half a cup and add about half a cup more as the motor is running, […]

Brazilian Sides and Snacks!

Fried Polenta with Garlic Sauce and Chimichurri… snack time!! A post shared by Lesa Sullivan-Abajian (@lesacooks) on Jun 8, 2017 at 1:46pm PDT For the polenta crisps: 1 cup dried polenta 4 cups salted water or stock 1 tablespoon freshly chopped herbs, or 1 teaspoon dried Rice bran or other high heat oil, about 2 […]