Chicken Almond Loaf

Here’s a tasty chicken dish made with an unusual ingredient — almond pulp. After making Homemade Almond Milk, I was left with a cup or so of soft, moist almond pulp. Wanting to make the best use of this ingredient, I was struck by the idea of including the soft, moist almond pulp as a…

Miso Broth Chicken or Tofu

This rich, brothy dish tastes much richer and more complex than it should, as it takes just 15 minutes to get together. Why?  The umami-bomb flavors of miso, soy, and shitaki create instant depth.  Sauteed onion gives this dish backbone, while fresh grated ginger adds sparkle.  Use sliced chicken breast or tofu for substance, and…

Asparagus + Chicken + Quinoa = the Beauty of One

I just returned from a multiple city trip to look at colleges for my daughter.  Though we ate fabulous restaurant meals, I found myself longing for fresh, simple food centered on the seasonal produce I find here in the Bay Area.  One of the college students we ate with was a California girl living in…

Spicy Tomato Chicken

Ready for a super easy but mysteriously delicious chicken dish?  This is the one.  After I made it, I was discussing how simple it was with my college age son.  We agreed that this is definitely a dish that a less experienced (aka college student) chef can master. You can set the spice level to…

Chicken Cabbage Salad

Here’s a simple dinner salad that’s perfect for hot days.  It’s simple, light, tasty, and good for the body. Chicken Cabbage Salad 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces 2 TB vegetable oil 1 small head green cabbage, shredded 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 2 carrots, shredded 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar I…