Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Sauce



I get so excited when I score Scotch Bonnets! Habaneros are easy to find, but these babies are elusive. When we went to Jamaica, I fell in love with the sauce at a little roadside place and have been re-creating it every time I am lucky enough to get my hand on these firey, floral little gems. 


Friday, March 17, 2017

Warrior Bowl - Unchained Pizza 960 William T Morrissey BLVD. Dorchester, MA

BBQ Tofu, Red Quinoa, Corn, Roasted Red Peppers, Roasted Carrots, Kale, Cabbage, Romaine, Creamy Chipotle Cashew Sauce 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pizza experiment - gone wrong!

Before baking.

I am always looking for ways to improve upon my recipes, and even though I like my gluten-free and vegan pizza, it's still fun to experiment. Sadly, I don't have any pictures of the pizza after baking, because I burnt it almost beyond recognition. There were small edible pieces, and from the taste of them, this pizza would have been amazing. Fortunately, this was only a small pizza for one. 
homemade vegan sunflower-soy mozzarella, shrooms, pepper, onions

I made the cheese out of sunflower seeds and tofu. So many people are allergic to tree nuts that I'm experimenting again with sunflower seeds for cheesemaking. I pulled out some of my old cheese recipes from 2006 and tweaked them a bit.
Sunflower-Soy cheese before baking

Fortunately, I have access to commercial pizza ovens, so I'm going to make another batch of cheese and dough (and sauce) and bake one up there. I will report back! 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Baby it's cold outside! Chickpea-Daikon Stew revisited


It's so cold! Fortunately, my slow cooker has been at work at home while I was away, cooking for work. I normally make this on the stove, but decided to test it in the crockpot. 
Daikon, carrots, potatoes, chickpeas in a savory Asian Fusion gravy is so delicious.The original recipe was born out of me attempting to recreate the Japanese Beef Curry my BF loves. I knew that I didn't want to try to replicate beef, but I love how the chickpea liquid gels when you cook them from scratch, so I knew chickpeas would be a great substitution. And they are! The chickpea liquid coats the veggies in a similar way that meat gelatin does (or so I'm told, I have never really eaten meat, but The Boyfriend confirmed this.) This is such a warming stew; perfect for the weather, but not nearly as heavy as a full potato based stew is. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Ethiopian Red Lentil Soup



Seventeen herbs and spices go into my Ethiopian Spice Blend and that makes this soup incredibly fantastic! Available at Unchained Pizza 960 William T Morrissey BLVD. in Dorchester, MA! 

Far East Rice Noodle Bowl - Unchained Pizza 960 William T Morrissey BLVD. Dorchester

Delicious rice noodles, 5 spice chickpeas, kale, cabbage, sesame ginger turmeric dressing! Yum!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Spicy Thai White Bean & Corn Chowdah!


This soup is available at Unchained Pizza 960 William T. Morrissey BLVD. in Dorchester, MA! Vegan, gluten free, 100% homemade with love. 

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Leftovers!

Leftover Love


One benefit of being a chef is eating leftover food. This bowl contains Edamame, Red Quinoa, Greens, Radish & Carrots, Toasted Sesame Seeds, and Spicy Sesame Ginger Dressing.  the actual bowl was served over rice noodles instead of quinoa. 

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Greek Style Tofu Frittata

Greek Style Tofu Frittata
My Vegan Feta was amazing in this delicious fritatta. Peppers, mushrooms, onions, sun dried tomatoes, fresh oregano and feta are such a great combination!

Ethiopian Feast!


I love being inspired to create the foods I love to eat in restaurants at home. For some reason, today feels like Saturday even though it's Thursday, and I have some free time, so let the cooking begin! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Vegan feta experiments.

Greek Salad with House-Made Vegan Feta


I've been doing a lot of recipe testing for MeloMeals lately, and this vegan feta is aaaaammmmaaaaazing!!! 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Spicy Panang Tofu Curry

Spicy Panang Tofu Curry

Spicy Rice Noodle Bowl with Roasted Chickpeas and Pickled Daikon

Spicy Rice Noodle Bowl with Roasted Chickpeas and Pickled Daikon

It's been a while!


It's been a long time since I've written here, but I have some free time today, so here I am. I'm very happy to report that my foot healed enough for me to be cooking again! I've been working as a plant-based chef at a localish juice bar. Soups, bowls, and meals to go are the main things I'm making. Fun times!

Spicy Chana Masala with Cashew-Tofu Raita

Spicy Chana Masala with Cashew-Tofu Raita

Roasted Tofu Taco with Avocado Salsa, Pickled Daikon & Jalapeno

Roasted Tofu Taco with Avocado Salsa, Pickled Daikon & Jalapeno

Korean Side Dishes


Carrot & Turnip Veggie Noodles, Roasted Tofu, Turmeric Sesame Ginger Dressing

Carrot & Turnip Veggie Noodles, Roasted Tofu, Turmeric Sesame Ginger Dressing

Homemade Gluten Free "Rye" Bread

Gluten-Free "Rye" Bread! 

Daikon Noodles with Sesame Ginger Sauce, Tofu, and Pickled Radish

Daikon Noodles with Sesame Ginger Sauce, Tofu, and Pickled Radish