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Persian Pilaf and Lemon-Cashew Tofu

I made Persian Pilaf in honor of those in Iran who were outspoken about their beliefs and jailed for it…so they can’t enjoy such dishes.  This was probably the most time consuming rice dish I’ve ever made start to finish, and that even included risottos.  Unlike a risotto, a lot of the time with this [...]

Green Beans with Shitakes and Orange Seitan

I used the Brand Name Chinese Cookbook again last night, with mixed results.  The green bean and shitake recipe which I followed to a T was pretty good, if not entirely mind-blowing.  Since I’ve been doing chinese food lately I’ve also been using a lot of cornstarch, which I’m not too keen on, but that’ll [...]

Asian Marinated Green Beans

These green beans weren’t actually marinated…they were cooked with the remaining marinade from the portabella mushrooms, which thickened considerably during that cooking process and created a sauce I just couldn’t throw out. The beans were sautéed in a bit of peanut oil to keep an Asian flavor, and after a couple minutes the remaining marinade [...]