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 […]

Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

This is a favorite midweek meal that takes about twenty minutes to prepare.   1 large flank steak, about 1-3/4 lb. to 2 lbs. salt, pepper Rice bran, canola, grapeseed, safflower or other high-heat oil   1-1/2 cups Italian parsley, or a combination of parsley, mint, basil, thyme, dill and tarragon ¼ cup cilantro 1 […]

the Pinkening

I love this time of year when everything goes red pink magenta. It means spring is almost here! My favorite food in that color category is, of course, beets. While working in a French style bistro in Seattle’s Capitol Hill in the nineties, we made a lovely pasta tossed with goat cheese, roasted beets and […]