Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary and Thyme

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Roasted vegetables are a great way to add more warmth to your diet during cooler weather. Root vegetables also add a grounded, rooted energy that helps sustain our energy through what can often be dark, cold months. I like to … Continued

Making Bitter Greens Tasty

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Sometimes I love bitter greens straight up; blanched, steamed, sauteed, it doesn’t matter. Other times I need a little help. Some greens definitely taste more bitter than others and this is one place where freshness is really noticeable. Vegetables tend … Continued

Slow Cooked Whole Onions with Sweet Tahini Sauce

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Have you ever cooked whole onions nishime style? Nishime is a style of slow cooking with minimal water or liquid in the covered pot. As the vegetables cook, they gather heat and all the energy concentrates within the vegetable. It’s … Continued

Sauteed Rapini with Button Mushrooms

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Rapini, or broccoli raab, is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s a bit bitter, but I don’t find that overpowering in this green. I often have a hard time finding it organic, so it’s one of the few vegetables I … Continued

Slow Cooked Daikon with Sweet Tahini Sauce

Have you ever cooked daikon nishime style? This is a great dish for cooler weather, especially right now as we head into fall. Nishime is a style of slow cooking with minimal water or liquid in the covered pot. As … Continued

Daikon Rounds with Mirin

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A few days ago I was craving daikon and looking for inspiration. I looked through a few of my cookbooks and noticed a recipe in Alicia Silverstone’s book The Kind Diet that looked perfect. I have made a few changes to reduce the … Continued

Beet and Onion Nishime

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I grew up on beets and kohlrabi from my parent’s garden. It was so much fun having a deep red color juicing up the plate at dinnertime. I don’t eat kohlrabi as often as I did as a child, but I … Continued

Summer Style Kinpira

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Kinpira, a dish utilizing a combination of saute, steam and simmer, perfectly illustrates how the same cooking technique can be tailored for warmer or cooler weather. During warmer weather, our bodies need lighter, more cooling dishes. Cutting vegetables smaller and cooking … Continued

Simply Delicious Steamed Greens with Leeks

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While attending macrobiotic culinary school, I was taught to not blanch onions. Supposedly this was because they lose too much flavor and so they aren’t appropriate for that style of cooking. I was also taught to blanch each vegetable separately. … Continued

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