Miso Sweet Potato, Kale, and Tofu Stir Fry

Miso Sweet Potato, Kale, and Tofu Stir Fry

Everyone seems to be into fermented foods these days, and I am no different. I love anything umami or pickled and fermented foods tend to be foods with these complex flavor profiles. What are fermented foods? Fermented foods are basically food products made/altered by microbes (often bacteria or yeast). The fermentation process has been used [...]

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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 [...]

Recipe for Wellness: Mugwort Soba Miso Stew

Recipe for Wellness: Mugwort Soba Miso Stew

  I know I haven't posted a recipe in a while and this blog is way overdue.  It's not that I haven't been cooking, I just haven't been cooking anything blog worthy.  Nursing a cold this weekend and craving hot spicy soup, I remade this stew this weekend. Upon seeing these photos you may be [...]