Spicy Marinated Vegetables

This is my version of a common side dish in local mexican restaurants:  mildly spicy, toothsome vegetables in a balanced light brine.  I make mine with carrots, cauliflower, jicama, and jalapenos. This is a great recipe to make in the winter, as these vegetables are all readily available.  These will last for several weeks in…

Homemade Hummus

Smooth, tasty, and as old school as it gets, homemade hummus is really simple – and a delicious DIY Basic.  This classic chickpea and tahini paste has been made for centuries in the middle east — no food processors needed.  But if you have one, it’s easier. Learn to make hummus at home and you…

Mermaid Popcorn

This is a riff on a familiar treat – popcorn.  It’s a crunchy, umami-laced snack that any mermaid would love. The addition of the common Japanese seasoning furikake makes gives it a great taste.  I find that grinding the furikake using a mortar and pestle helps to evenly distribute the flavor onto the popcorn.  You…