Spicy Miso Bird’s Nest Soba Soup

Spicy Miso Bird’s Nest Soba Soup

There is something innately soothing about a bowl of miso soup.  I have always been fascinated by the umami taste, and yet prior to this week, I had never cooked with miso.  Honestly, I didn't even know what miso looked like or where to buy it. As someone who usually cooks in the Italian style, [...]

Buckwheat Soba Veggie Stir Fry topped with Wild Salmon

Buckwheat Soba Veggie Stir Fry  topped with Wild Salmon

My roommate and I spend a lot of our evenings cooking up large tasty dinners for each other and whatever starving friend we've adopted this week.  There's nothing more soothing after a stressful day than a big bowl of noodles and vegetables. I'd been craving an Asian noodle dish to replace our usual Italian dishes, and [...]

Work Week Lunch: Zucchini Lasagna 

Work Week Lunch: Zucchini Lasagna 

I was on the phone the other day with Laura Till, future doctor, food safety advisor, and college roommate extraordinaire. She was hosting a dinner for her USC coop and was calling me for advice on vegetarian dishes to serve twenty people. I helped her run through her ideas for the evening and gave her [...]