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Soba Noodles with Edamame and Bok Choy

Sometimes you just want to slurp some noodles. That’s the mood that struck me yesterday. Since I’m trying to avoid wheat, finding an appropriate noodle was more challenging than I thought it would be.

I knew soba noodles were made from buckwheat and that buckwheat was gluten-free, so I wanted to make a dish featuring soba. [...]

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Summer Rolls with Ponzu-Glazed Tofu

So what’s the difference between an egg roll, a spring roll and a summer roll? Here’s what I think. If any of my Asian friends would like to comment or make corrections, I’d welcome it.

Wrapper Ingredients
Typical Filling

Egg roll
Egg & wheat flour
Pork, shrimp or chicken, cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts

Spring roll
Pork or shrimp, rice noodles, mushrooms, carrots

Summer [...]

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Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Avocado Timbale with Roasted Tomatillo Dressing

What’s a timbale, you ask? It’s usually a drum-shaped pastry mold filled with meat, cheese, chicken, fish or vegetables in a custard-like sauce. Our version today, in celebration of World Diabetes Day, will be lightened up significantly. Protein-rich quinoa replaces the pastry, we’re skipping the meat and cheese and our sauce is a low-fat dressing [...]

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