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    Introduction to Intuitive Cooking & Recipish

    Introduction to Intuitive Cooking & Recipish! First off, what the heck is a “recipish”?? To me, a recipish is a method of cooking a dish, like a loose equation. There’s a general formula for a certain type of dish, and you plug in the various ingredients and follow certain steps to get the final dish. You start with X, then do Y, add Z, and that gives you the finished dish. Unlike a formal recipe, it does not provide exact quantities of any of the variables for the final dish. This is something that has been developed by me through . But how did I get here and how can…

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    Spring CSA 2020 – Week 3

    Spring CSA 2020 – Week 3 starts today! This week’s box brought us the following produce for an encore: asparagus, spinach, and strawberries. The new stuff includes broccoli, bok choy, arugula, and red leaf lettuce. All of these I am very familiar with and love to eat so none will go to waste. Also, this week’s recipe card was for a kale salad with warm cranberry almond vinaigrette. Very easy to veganize – swap honey for agave and the cheese for tofu or vegan blue cheese crumbles if you have them. This recipe was not really my favorite…I prefer tangy dressings than sweet ones, so meh. What will I make…

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    Spring CSA 2020 – Week 2

    Spring CSA 2020 – Week 2 starts today! This week’s box brought us the following produce for an encore: asparagus, spinach, and strawberries. The new stuff includes broccoli, bok choy, and red leaf lettuce. All of these I am very familiar with and love to eat so none will go to waste. Also, this week’s recipe card was for a crunchy ramen noodle salad with the bok choy. An interesting recipe that I will not be trying since I’m not a fan of eating raw ramen noodles or raw bok choy. I will probably keep it simple and stir-fry the bok choy with garlic and soy sauce. What will I…

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    Spring CSA 2020 – Week 1

    Spring CSA 2020 – Week 1 starts today! We’re trying out a CSA and we picked up our first box today! What’s a CSA? Well CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which basically means getting your fruits and veggies from local farms in your community instead of from far-off sources. A more detailed description can be found here.CSAs are great because: you get to eat the freshest produce (you get what’s in season at peak freshness) you support real people running local businesses it’s more eco-friendly (less fuel used to transport your food from “farm to table”) you also may get to try new produce you otherwise wouldn’t have bought…

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    Halloween 2019

    Trick or Treat! Smell my feet, give me something good to eat!Happy Halloween 2019! Monster Apples These were really fun to make, and they look pretty cool at the end. I found the recipe here. Witches Fingers Cookies

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    Autumn Squash Soup

    Autumn Squash Soup is a delicious way to warm up and get cozy while using ingredients that are in season. This recipe is a vegan inspired version of Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup. The soup itself is very easy to make, but it can involve a bit of time. You can save time by buying the shortcut version of the ingredients (pre-cubed butternut squash and a can of pumpkin puree). I usually do the squash prep the night before I want to have the soup. That way, it all comes together in a flash the night I want to make it.

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    Kabocha Croquettes

    The other night I picked up one of my favorite vegan Japanese cookbooks, Kansha, and created the Crispy and Creamy Kabocha Croquettes. It’s a very easy and delicious recipe perfect for using fall’s squash bounty. Here’s how it went: Kabocha I started of course with the main ingredient, kabocha. What is kabocha you ask? It’s a Japanese pumpkin, almost identical to buttercup squash here in the states. Its skin is dark green and hard, yet edible; while the inside is orange-yellow with seeds and guts like a pumpkin. I didn’t need to use up the whole squash for this recipe, so I simply took a sharp knife and cut it…

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    Hearts of Palm Po’ Boys

    I tried out Rabbit and Wolves’ Vegan Hearts of Palm Po’ Boys. Please read on to see what I thought of it. Lately I’ve been trying to become more acquainted with classic American foods (see vegan meatloaf). During my research I came across something I’ve never heard of before, a po’ boy. What is a po’ boy? It’s a sandwich from Louisiana that’s typically made with meat or seafood, lettuce, tomato, pickles, a creamy sauce, and all on a French baguette. I’m not sure where the name comes from, but the ingredients list made it still worth trying in the kitchen. I ended up at one of my favorite blogs,…

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    Summer Risotto with Corn, Tomatoes, and Basil

    Got extra summer produce? Try this fresh and delicious vegan summer risotto with corn, tomatoes, and basil. It’s velvety and creamy without any dairy due to the starches in the short-grain Arborio rice. This dish needs a bit of tending to, but the results are worth it! Visual Instructions for Summer Risotto Start by gathering your ingredients and doing the prep work for them such as warming the broth and chopping the vegetables. Soffritto Melt the vegan butter over a large pan on medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, add the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Cook until the edges of the onion…

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    Vegan Caprese Salad

    Vegan caprese salad, the perfect quick and easy summer appetizer or side salad!There are typically only three main ingredients: tomatoes, basil, and cheese.Each coinciding with one of the colors on the Italian flag. 🇮🇹 Since there are so few ingredients, freshness is key to making this simple dish absolutely delicious! Tomatoes 🍅 If you’re growing tomatoes in your garden, you’re gonna really see their flavor shine with this recipe.If you don’t grow tomatoes and don’t have a friend/family member/neighbor who is, then please try to go to a farmer’s market for some fresh tomatoes. It really makes a difference! Otherwise, I suppose you can settle for the ripest tomatoes you…