The Art of Food

  On a Sunday morning, I am cleaning my new room – just down the hall from my old bedroom of 4 months; I was anxiously excited to get a move on with my herbal studies that I added on to my self-teaching of different cooking subjects, whether they are cooking techniques or healing topics….

Creamy Corn Soup Garnished with Love

Every time I kept typing “soup” to tell a friend of the amazing corn soup I made, auto correct on my phone kept transitioning it to “soul’. How can you tell someone is spiritual? Don’t worry, auto correct will remind you. Recipe: Ingredients: 2 ears corn, remove ears and strings 2 cups veg stock 1…

Thai tonight- Sriracha-cauliflower curry

If anyone else enjoys reading the “Yoga Journal” as much as me (I have it mailed to my home; although it is not the same experience of going to the store, it is nice to still receive snail mail),  you may have stumbled upon this recipe. Some may even have tried to make it themselves,…

Cinco de Ingredients

I don’t usually like to celebrate holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I celebrate… but holidays make me anxious. I prefer celebrating by doing yoga, cooking, and eating. Typical Yogi Foodie. I felt inspired and creative, by the weather and holiday. The weather is a bit cool here in New York City. I have noticed the…

PeacePopcorn – Italia Style

Follow the directions in the TJ’s Popping Corn. What makes this popcorn version, Italia style, is the fact that I cook basil and fresh rosemary as I cook the olive oil, before adding the kernels. The oil absorbs the flavor. What does the kernel do? It absorbs the oil and…POPS! You are saving yourself effort…

Trader Joe’s Organic Popping Corn

Popping Instructions: Measure 1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s Organic Popping Corn (or any popcorn). In a 3-quart pan, pour in 3 tablespoons (or enough to cover the base of the pan) of oil. add 2 – 3 kernels into pan, cover and heat. When the kernels pop, add remaining popcorn, then cover and shake pan…

Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice & Quinoa Spaghetti Pasta

Price: $2.99 Cooking Instructions: In a large pot, bring water to boil, adding salt, if desired. Add pasta and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 7 – 10 minutes or until al dente. Do not overcook. Remove pasta from heat and drain thoroughly. Rinse if desired. Serve as you would any regular pasta. *Add marinara…

Lettuces, In General

Season: spring – autumn Function: cooling Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate – loud  

Meyer Lemons

Season: autumn – spring Taste: sour – sweet Weight: light volume : moderate – loud Tips: add to your dishes to brighten them up; add at the end of your salad; make ’em as yummy candies!  

Leeks

Season: autumn – spring Taste: sweet Botanical relatives: chives, garlic, onions, shallots Weight: light – medium Volume: quiet Techniques: boil, braise, fry, grill, roast, steam Tips: add early in cooking process I have a fond memory of leeks. The last time I visited my homeland, Poland,  I was about 6 years old. I have vague…

Fiddlehead Ferns

Season: spring Taste: bitter Weight: medium Volume: moderate loud techniques/tips: always serve cooked: blanch, boil, saute, steam  

Dandelion Greens

Season: late spring – early autumn Taste: bitter Weight: medium Volume: moderate Techniques: raw, saute, steam