Pesto Potato Salad

I was eager to put the pesto I made a couple days ago to use. I thought a potato salad served cold but with a little heat from green chilis would be perfect. I skipped the usual mayonnaise dressing and strong flavored ingredients like mustard and pickles and used my pesto instead as the dressing. I … More Pesto Potato Salad

Shiitake Miso Soup

We are set for a big cool down in the weather tonight. It was a mild 61ºF  (16ºC) when I awoke this morning and is predicted to be a chilly 34ºF (1ºC) tomorrow morning. The coming change in weather, however, wasn’t the inspiration for having soup for our midday meal. I was eager to put … More Shiitake Miso Soup

Green Falafel

It is always with hesitation that I use the name of a traditional dish knowing I have used nontraditional ingredients or methods. I’m sure I have strayed off track with this interpretation of falafel but hopefully not so far that it doesn’t bear some resemblance to the real thing. This was a play-it-by-ear event which … More Green Falafel

Scrambled Tofu

I rarely purchase silken tofu so I was a little surprised to see that the tub of tofu in the fridge wasn’t the extra firm I normally buy. I must have had a specific purpose in mind but that was long forgotten, as was the tub of tofu languishing in the refrigerator on the wrong … More Scrambled Tofu