vegan lentil soup

A Delicious Lentil Soup With A Dirty Little Secret

What you need to know about lentil soup is everyone has their “simple” version.  Knowing this, it reminds me how easy it is to get a nutritious hot bowl of soup to the table.  It also tells me that it … Continue reading A Delicious Lentil Soup With A Dirty Little Secret

Recipe Reclamation: Bringing Back Chopped Steak

Japanese Chopped Steak with Onion Curry Gravy
Japanese Chopped Steak with Caramelized Onion Curry Gravy

While it might not be haute cuisine, chopped meat is surely economical, flavorful, and versatile. From meatballs to croquettes to tacos, it can do it all and can do it with ease. It is an uncomplicated ingredient, often interchangeable, and more often than not is a beacon signaling out comfort food to anyone within range.

Take for example chopped steak: it is nothing new. Salisbury steak for instance has been around since 1897. Named after a doctor, Dr. Salisbury, who created it. Salisbury was also a believer in a low-carb diet, fancy that. Continue reading “Recipe Reclamation: Bringing Back Chopped Steak”


Don’t let its simplicity fool you. A well made dashi packs a wallop and is the foundation of Japanese cuisine. If you want the real deal you have to make this stuff from scratch. Possibly the easiest stock of all to make but again you will have to make a trip to the Asian grocery. Never fear though the stock only takes a couple of minutes to throw together. Makes +- 8 cups 8 cups cold water one 8 x 4 inch sheet kombu, kelp one 2 1/2 inch finger of ginger, peeled and cut lengthwise into 4 slices 2 … Continue reading Dashi