Category Archives: Appetizers
Seitan [pronounced say-TAN] was first developed by Chinese Buddhists in the seventh century as a vegetarian alternative to meat. It was popularized in Japan cuisine when the Japanese developed the process of simmering it in soy sauce and seasonings.
Satay is a dish of Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Traditional satay consists of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer and served with a spicy peanut sauce. My version is vegan substituting super-firm tofu for the … Continue reading
Wikipedia says that bruschetta is “toasted Italian bread drenched in olive oil and served typically with garlic or tomatoes.” I say it is a blank canvas upon which you can add any topping of your choice. I like to serve … Continue reading
So what is a terrine? My online Apple dictionary defines it as: 1. a meat, fish, or vegetable mixture that has been cooked or otherwise prepared in advance and allowed to cool or set in its container; 2. A container … Continue reading
This is a simple recipe with a nice combination of rich flavors and chewy textures and looks elegant when served. The adage you eat with your eyes is definitely applicable. Because it is made with puff pastry sheets, it is … Continue reading
Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. In addition they are a rich source of potassium, Vitamin-B6, Vitamin-E and Vitamin-C. No wonder they are often referred to as a “super fruit”.