Sunday, April 09, 2023

Potato knish

Yield 3

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  •  1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch teaspoon table salt
  •  2/3 egg
  •  1 Tbsp cup vegetable oil
  •  1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  •  2 Tbsp water
  •  1 medium russet potato, peeled and quartered
  •  1/3 small yellow onion, diced
  •  1 tsp vegetable or olive oil
  •  1 tsp unsalted butter
  • Pinch teaspoon table salt
  • Black pepper
  •  1/3 egg yolk
  •  1/3 teaspoon water

Make dough: 
  • Make dough: Stir together dry ingredients
  • Mix together the egg, oil, vinegar and water. Pour it over the dry ingredients and combine
  • Knead it until smooth, about a minute
  • Cover and rest 1 hour, while you make filling
  • Preheat oven to 375 f
  • Filling: Boil potato about 20 minutes and cool
  • Caramelize onions in butter about 45 minutes. Season with salt and paper
  • Roll dough into a thin sheet, cut into 3 3x6" strips
  • Fill and roll, overlapping dough and folding bottom and pinching top
  • Place knishes on a baking sheet and brush on glaze
  • Bake about 45 minutes
  • Cool and serve with spicy mustard or sour cream


Saturday, March 18, 2023

Mug Pancake




Friday, March 03, 2023

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Curly Fries

 These come out really crispy and tasty.

Prepare cookie sheet. Use parchment for easy cleanup
  • 2 tbs olive oil
    Bowl 1
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
    Bowl 2
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    Bowl 3
  • 1 cup panko
  • ¾ ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces spiralized zucchini noodles (2 large)
    Dip or dressing
  • ½ cup dip or dressing

425 degrees for 10-15 mins

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Steamed dumplings, homemade wrappers


Sep 12, 2021 


These wrappers are so simple, but the exact moisture of the dough changes from day to day. For 30 4" wrappers, start with

  • 2 cups a/p flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup warm water

and adjust from there to get the right texture. Let it sit for 30 minutes before rolling with only a bit more flour, if needed. It's perfect when you don't need more flour.

For 5 dumplings, I use

  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp water

Add turmeric to the dough for yellow tint, an herb for green - sage is nice depending on our filling, steam on red cabbage for that beautiful purple leaf

 And what about the filling? Use what you like. For my vegetarian/vegan dumplings:

  • Mushroom
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom
  • Sometimes tofu or tempeh

Dipping sauce

  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp white rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp toasted sesame oil


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Buckwheat noodles




Thursday, May 20, 2021

Keto Avacado Toast




Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Porridge variations

The porridge you don't know. Yet.

Porridge is a great way to start the day. Warm, filling spoonfuls of comfort and joy.

Steel cut oats are wonderful. But I just don't want them every day. And they take so long to cook, or planning ahead to soak overnight. So here are some great, fast alternatives that I love and make me forget to go back to the oats. Note that I don't add sweeteners and don't miss them.

In general, about 1/4 cup of dry ingredients per serving. About a cup of breakfast.

Ready in 5 minutes or less, in the microwave, or a couple of minutes on the stove:
Masa porridge. Masa harina hydrates very quickly. Top with some tasty favorites and you have a porridge that's like a very, very soft taco you eat with a spoon. 3-to1 water and a pinch of salt and chili powder. Microwave for 45 seconds. Topping options: grated cheese, avocado, tomato, lime and hot sauce. Tip: I love Valentina hot sauce in this.

Masa porridge with egg. For masa, 3-to1 water and a pinch of salt and chili powder. Drag a knife through the yolk before you microwave or it might explode! Top with a plate just to be safe. Put cheese on top of the masa, then the egg over that. Microwave in 30 second blasts, or shorter, to check the progress. My microwave is good at a total of about 1:30. Topping options: avocado, tomato, lime, hot sauce. Tip: I love Valentina hot sauce in this. Stop cooking when the egg yolk can be its own sauce. 

Masarepa porridge. Masa harina's Central American cousin tastes very different, more like instant polenta. Add a pinch of salt and chili powder and microwave for 45 seconds. Top with yogurt and cinnamon. Tip: add some chickpea flour for protein and to deepen the flavor,  or add leftovers: lentils, beans, rice, quinoa, potatoes, sweet potatoes. Photo: masarepa porridge with white beans, onions and kale.