Cauliflower Soup

It was soup kind of day – cold and rainy with occasional sleet. The head of cauliflower was beginning to discolor and needed to be used, so cauliflower soup it would be. Appearance wouldn’t be important so I shaved the entire top of the flower head with a vegetable peeler. But first, I sautéed sliced … More Cauliflower Soup

Jalapeño Crepes with Caramelized Pear & Blood Orange Compote

This was a simple but delicious breakfast. It started by blending together a couple large jalapeños (without seeds), milk, an egg, kosher salt and little bit of sugar.   All purpose flour was added and blended till it was a thin, runny batter. You didn’t expect me to measure anything, did you? It rested in … More Jalapeño Crepes with Caramelized Pear & Blood Orange Compote

Elephant Garlic Soup

Elephant garlic looks like garlic (in giant form), tastes like garlic and smells like garlic yet it is said to be more closely related to leeks. Methinks that may be just because somebody said so. Either way both leeks and garlic are in the same genus (Allium), as are onions, shallots, ramps etc.   I … More Elephant Garlic Soup

Sprouted Green Chickpea Nuggets & Salad With Sprouted Peanuts

It is easier to explain what they are not than what they are. They are not vada/vadai nor are they falafel, but they are somewhere in the vicinity. A couple days ago I started some green chickpeas sprouting with the intention of using them to make falafel.   I ground the sprouted chickpeas adding a little … More Sprouted Green Chickpea Nuggets & Salad With Sprouted Peanuts