Honey-Molasses Chicken Drumsticks

Sauce 1 T. brown sugar 2 T. water 2 T. honey 2 T. balsamic vinegar 1 T. Dijon mustard 1 T. molasses 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. olive oil 6 chicken drumsticks, skinned 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper Combine first 7 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Heat oil in […]

Yougurt-curry Marinated Chicken Thighs

1 cup nonfat plain yogurt (Greek Gods Plain preferred) 1/3 cup grated onion (about 1 medium) 3 tablespoons curry powder 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 4 large or 8 small bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), skin removed Whisk yogurt, onion, curry powder, oil, salt, and crushed […]

Tofu and Sweet Potato Patties

1 box firm or extra-firm tofu (12.5 ounces) 2 medium sweet potatoes, baked (350 degrees for an hour) or boiled, keep whole with skins on 4 or more cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped OR 2/3 tsp. dried crushed rosemary 3 green onions, green parts only 1 T. or more of finely chopped […]

German-Style Potato Salad

2 pounds (6 medium-sized) white new potatoes or Yukon gold 1 quite small, mild red onion 10 slices bacon 1 egg, slightly beaten 1/2 cup sugar 1 T. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. each dry mustard and salt 1/3 cup each water and white wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Dry or chopped fresh parsley […]

Baked Chicken, sorta sweet, sorta savory

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup plus 2 T. honey, divided* 2 T. Dijon mustard** 1 T. chopped fresh rosemary OR 1 tsp. dry rosemary 3 or more cloves garlic, minced Pinch of cayenne pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 3 lbs. chicken drumsticks Sea salt to taste Combine first 7 ingredients and salt. […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Fresh Ginger

2 cups medium diced sweet potatoes, Okinawan preferred (or a mixture of orange and purple) 1/2 cup raisins, golden preferred 1/3 cup finely diced celery 2/3 cup finely diced red onion 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt) 1 T. finely chopped parsley Source: Courtesy […]

Chocolate Ganache

14 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate*, broken into pieces 3 T. espresso or strong coffee 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 cup sugar* (confectioner’s, granulated, or light brown) 3/4 cup heavy cream, preferably not ultra-pasteurized* 1 pinch coarse salt or to taste Source: appeared in the Honoluly Star Advertiser, 7/16/14 from the NY Times‘Julia Moskin of […]

Quinoa Salad with sweet potatoes and apples

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups quinoa Salt 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice Freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 to 1 tsp. (or to taste) agave 2 large Granny Smith apples, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced 8 packed cups […]

Green Goddess Dressing

2 T. anchovy paste or 2 to 4 canned anchovies 2 or more small garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt (not fat free) 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (1/3 this amount if using dried) 1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon (1/3 this amount if using dried) 3 T. chopped […]

Asparagus Bisque with variations

2 pounds fresh asparagus 2 T. butter 4 green onions, including tops, sliced 1 small potato, peeled and diced OR 1/4 cup or more uncooked quinoa 47 oz. regular strength chicken broth 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. each Worchestershire and dill weed 2 egg yolks, beaten 1/2 cup whipping cream or half-and-half […]