Apple Cake

Baking cakes is tough work. Bake them for too long, and they turn out dry. Too little time in the oven? The center is dense and mushy, two words you never want associated with your baked creation. That's what makes this cake stand out from the rest of the pack - with all of the … Continue reading Apple Cake

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Curried Cauliflower Grain Salad

There's nothing better than a simple salad after an overindulgent Thanksgiving meal. This particular recipe shines the spotlight on cauliflower, a vegetable whose flavor and attractiveness I find to be vastly underrated. Growing up, I only saw cauliflower in one of two ways: steamed (with absolutely no flavor) or covered in cheese (decidedly delicious, but … Continue reading Curried Cauliflower Grain Salad

Caramelized Tofu and Brussels Sprouts

I'll admit, the first time I read this recipe I was doubtful. In my Own "Flavor Bible" that I've developed over the years, I never imagined that Brussels sprouts would pair well with tofu. Roasted with olive oil and bacon? Definitely. Pan fried with Parmesan cheese? Delicious. But stir fried with soy and Asian flavors? … Continue reading Caramelized Tofu and Brussels Sprouts

Plum Torte

Despite being knee deep in October, plums are still bountiful at my local farmers market. This unexpected harvest inspired me to try the recipe below, shared long ago by the NY Times and now a mainstay in many home cook's kitchens. This plum dessert makes a surprisingly great neighbor to your other fall favorites, pairing nicely with the season's … Continue reading Plum Torte