Mocha Coconut Rice Pudding

This Mocha Coconut Rice Pudding is the second recipe I’m featuring from Leslie Cerier’s newly published Gluten-free Recipes for the Conscious Cook: A Seasonal, Vegetarian Cookbook. Leslie has generously agreed to give a signed copy of the book to one of my readers. If you’ve already entered the giveaway, I’ve got my fingers crossed for … Read more

Rice Pasta with Peas, Prosciutto, and Lemon Balm

This Rice Pasta with Peas and Prosciutto is a gluten-free (and slightly lighter) version of this delicious recipe. What you see here is no less fantastic, though…my son and I happily gobbled it up for dinner just moments ago. I’ve got A LOT of lovely peas in my garden right now. They are wonderful eaten … Read more

Roasted Tomato Risotto

The 2010 March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of MelbournefoodGeek and Jess of Jessthebaker. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make risotto. The various components of their challenge recipe are based on input from the Australian Masterchef cookbook and the cookbook Moorish by Greg Malouf. I’ve always been intimidated by risotto. This … Read more

Okayu with Mushrooms, Edamame and Matcha Salt

Okayu is a Japanese porridge renowned for its ability to cure anything from garden-variety stomach ailments to hangovers. Healing properties aside, I just love it as a savory breakfast. To make okayu, you use a larger volume of liquid than is typically used to make rice and you cook it for a fairly long time: … Read more

New Year’s Resolution Ochazuke

Happy New Year! I hope you had as nice and restful a week as I did. I don’t generally venture into resolution territory, but this year I decided I really need to do something about my “breakfast problem”. For several reasons (the main ones being that I am not generally hungry first thing in the … Read more