Friday, July 25, 2008

Rollin' on the River

Dinner Last Night hits the LA River headwaters in a matter of hours.
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It sounds like I'll be eating a lot of energy bars, and drinking organic tea. Who knows what else? Hopefully not swallowing any river water!

Monday, July 07, 2008

root cause

poached salmon served atop mustardy mustard greens
steamed asparagus with lemon zest
roasted purple and golden beets with white sweets, salt, and pepper

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Coconut Pudding!

A lovely pudding beautiful with tropical fruit, berries, kiwi, whipped up July 2 for Julia & Luca. No photo, sorry. Add a little coconut extract for extra coco flav. Make with unsweetened soymilk for jolielaide results!

(recipe from Didi Emmons' Vegetarian Planet)

Boil 2 C milk & 2 T minced fresh ginger in a medium, heavy saucepan. Take pan off heat as soon as it boils, so that it doesn't boil over. Let steep 15 mins, then pour milk through a fine strainer into a bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together 4 egg yolks and 1/2 C of the strained milk. Add 3/4 C sugar and 1/4 C cornstarch, and whisk til smooth. While whisking, slowly add 1 14-oz can coconut milk and the rest of the milk.

Return the mixture to the saucepan & place over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the pudding begins to boil. Continue whisking 2 mins. Add 1 T unsalted butter and whisk until it melts.

Pour pudding into a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap so a skin doesn't form. Chill at least 2 hrs. Serve with colorful fruit.