Cashew Sour Cream

    I’m in love with this cashew sour cream. While I’m not the biggest fan of the nuts themselves, cashew milk has always been my favorite nut milk. It’s so rich and creamy, and happens to be the easiest nut milk to make as it doesn’t require any straining. Just a little bit of…

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is one of the most popular fermented dishes, especially in Wisconsin. It’s easy to make and is as rich with vitamins as it is history. It’s been around for 4,000+ years and was the only vegetable that supplemented the rice fed to workers building the Great Wall of China. It was used as an ancient Roman pharmaceutical. The antioxidant…

Beet Pesto Granola

To quote a recent status I wrote on Facebook: ‘I’ve been going through a bit of a granola renaissance lately, after making it for years I’m finally “into it”‘. Getting into granola is a dangerous thing in terms of pantry space, as you can see this recipe is lengthier than some movie scripts. As usual, none of…

Quick-Pickled Red Onions

Pickling is transformative. It takes entirely ordinary ingredients and adds a new dimension to them. In today’s case, that ingredient is red onion. Unlike canning, pickling doesn’t require the food or container to be completely sterile beforehand (due to the low pH killing/prohibiting most bacteria. onions themselves are antimicrobial too!) The term pickle was procured from the…

Roasted Chickpea and Cauliflower Salad

While eating this salad for the first time, I knew it was something that would stick around. It’d become one of those recipes whose ingredients don’t belong on the grocery list, nor would you see it on the weekly menu; it’d become second nature to blindly reach into the fridge and grab a serving, or eat it straight from…

Romesco Sauce

Romesco is an intensely flavorful and endlessly useful nut and pepper based sauce. It’s a bit time consuming to make, so I suggest making A LOT of it at once whenever you see beautiful bell peppers at a farmer’s market or they’re on sale at the grocery store. It stays in good condition for up…