The Real Food Journal
Robin Asbell is your experienced guide to cooking and eating healthfully, sustainably, and deliciously. Her cookbooks, articles and blog are valuable resources for anyone interested in the good life with good food.
If you’ve looking for a fantastic meal that comes together quickly, look to the Banh Mi. It’s a sandwich, but it’s so much more than the usual sandwich. Packed with chewy, five-spice and garlic laced seitan, a sweet and sour quick radish pickle, sliced jalapenos, cilantro, and garlicky aioli, it’s a riot of flavors that will keep your palate in a state of excitement through the last bite.
In this video, you’ll see just how easy it is to take an ingredient you used to throw away and make it into a creamy , delectable condiment. You won’t feel bad about slathering it on bread or vegetables, when you make it yourself from clean, plant-based ingredients.
I’ve been using the chemistry of plant-based umami to create luscious, satisfying plant-based food for many years. Click on the link to watch me cook in my kitchen, and learn to harness the power of umami.
The big question is, do you want to buy juice at your favorite juice bar, or do you want to make it yourself? If you’ve looked at the price tag on your local juicery’s bottles of green juice and thought “it can’t cost that much to make it at home.” you aren’t alone. When I wrote my book Juice It! I delved into the cold press, slow juicer method of making pure, fresh juices, and did a few blender juices just to cover all the bases. A few years later, when I wrote 300 Best Blender Recipes, I went all in on making “whole juices” in the blender.
These individual Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumbles are pots of gingery filling with a crunchy crumble topping, the easiest way to bake a great dessert without breaking a sweat. Chop, stir, bake, it really is that simple.
Cocktails in your Ice Cream Maker? Yes, and they don’t have to be made with ice cream. With the right amount of alcohol, they freeze to smooth perfection, and keep in the freezer for a week!
Think you are too busy to cook? Not when you can make this easy, plant-based pasta in minutes! Good extra virgin olive oil is key to the flavor, so you need to learn more about where your oil comes from.
Garlic Scapes appear briefly at the Farmer’s Market and in CSA boxes in early summer, and are worth snapping up for a seasonal feast.
Do you feel overwhelmed at the end of a long day, with no ideas for a quick meal for the family? Try an easy Korean-style Stir Fry, made with canned mock duck and an easy, flavorful sauce.
https://youtu.be/M7uZtT7ddmM Have you ever known something for so long that you forget about it, then suddenly realize that it's time to get back into it? That's just how I feel right now about tofu on the grill. It seems that our time has come, because of the...
Red Lentil-Carrot Hummus I recently put together a cooking segment for my favorite local TV show, Twin Cities Live. Since Covid, we are doing them via skype, from my kitchen. In light of the current situation, with so many people out of work, I wanted to get the word...
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