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October Unprocessed

October Unprocessed 2013: Discover New Cuisines and Ingredients

My post for Eating Rules’ October Unprocessed challenge — use inspiring ingredients, like pomegranate molasses, to expand your unprocessed food repertoire.

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Tamarind

Tasting Jerusalem: Tantalizing Tamarind

Tasting Jerusalem’s October ingredient is tamarind. A complex flavor profile that is both sweet and sour with plum, molasses, and lemon undertones. Wow!

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Farmer's Market Pasta

Farmers Market Pasta with Asparagus, Peas, and Cherry Tomatoes

Spring weather means the farmer’s market bounty is back! Drawing inspiration from my overflowing vegetable basket, I prepared this Farmers Market Pasta with organic asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and fresh English peas.

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Tasting Jerusalem

Tasting Jerusalem: Couscous, Creativity, and a Contest!

Tasting Jerusalem is cooking with couscous in April. Tiny grains of couscous are most commonly made with durum wheat semolina. Join our virtual cooking community as we explore the flavors and ingredients of the Middle East through the lens of “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Ottolenghi and Tamimi.

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Tasting Jerusalem

Tasting Jerusalem: Goodbye Roses, Hello Barberries!

Tasting Jerusalem is cooking with barberries or zereshk in March. Barberries are tart and tangy, resembling miniature cranberries in form and texture. Join our virtual cooking community as we explore the flavors and ingredients of the Middle East through the lens of “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Ottolenghi and Tamimi.

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Nutella

Food Poetry: Ode to Nutella

I interrupt my regularly scheduled food stories, for a poem! In honor of the Nutella Breakfast Truck Tour reaching the Bay Area, I bring you a poem about Nutella, written by my very own Nutella-loving daughter.

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strawberry jam

Strawberry Jam Spiked with Pineapple Guava

An unexpected fall fruit, pineapple guava marries beautifully with your last stash of strawberries for an unusual tropical strawberry jam

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Eat With Your Eyes Open – Join the October #Unprocessed Challenge

Eat with your eyes open – join the October #unprocessed challenge — learn how to see and choose healthy unprocessed food over processed artificial options.

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