Kitchen Notes

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what do you do with… seaweed?

The greens of the sea can be an incredibly healthful addition to your diet. Seaweeds are loaded with naturally occuring minerals, iodine, fiber, calcium, and iron, and there are so many varieties to choose from that you will likely find many favorites! Though there are many type of sea vegetables to choose from, the ones […]

March 8th

what do you do with… dried mushrooms?

Maybe you have some dried mushrooms hiding somewhere in your pantry? Well, dust them off because we’re going to share with you some secrets to make the most of these little fungi. Dried mushrooms, which are very common in Asian cooking, don’t often make an appearance in food here in the US. But they should! […]

March 4th

foodie field trip: Mana Foods in Paia, Maui

Last weekend I spent the day on Maui for a big event for work. Being at the airport at 6:15 made for a terribly early wake-up call, but the day went well and we served kale salad, pasta salad, and vegan summer rolls to the masses of tourists and residents in Kihei for the Pacific […]

February 23rd

a quartet of Brussels sprout recipes

Oh, the humble Brussels Sprout. These teeny cabbages are a great source of fiber, iron, vitamin K, and vitamin C and has a host of other great nutritional benefits. Yet these little veggies don’t get as much love as they should- I will embarrassingly admit that I ate my first Brussels sprouts just a few […]

January 22nd

when good foods go bad

Surely even the best chefs among us must make mistakes sometimes. Living with and learning from our mistakes is humbling, and it teaches us not to take ourselves too seriously. I’ve had many years of baking failures, and each time I’ve been able to learn something interesting about how certain flours work, or understand individual […]

January 14th

Homemade Coconut Butter

Coconut Butter is the spreadable, spoonable, creamy, melty version of coconut, and it belongs in your kitchen alongside almond butter and peanut butter. Perfect for spreading on fruit, toast, or just eating by the spoonful! It’s different than Coconut Oil (think of the difference between peanut butter and peanut oil). After the oil is pressed out, […]

December 4th

happy thanksgiving!

For our food security, for our diversity of crops, for all animals great and small, for our knowledge of health and wellness, for our friends and family. For everything you have and everything you’ve become, be grateful.

November 22nd

Thanksgiving recipes to share: desserts to live for

Some would suggest that dessert is the most important part of any meal, and far be it for me to disagree with them! During the holidays, it just seems right to have a nice dessert after a long dinner. Here are some favorites from all the foodies at the Important Media Network and other favorite […]

November 21st

Thanksgiving recipes to share: soups to love

Do you have your Thanksgiving meals all planned out? If you are looking for just one more thing to round out your meal, try some of these awesome soup recipes. Filling, easy, and comforting, they will make all your dinner guests happy. And if not… well, you get great leftovers. The following links are some […]

November 20th