Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Season has come.

I see many different kinds of pumpkins and winter squashes in markets now. It's such a treat to make dishes from season's harvests. Today I made this pie with gluten free crust. We don't have to sweeten the pie much to enjoy pumpkin's natural sweetness.

Pumpkin Pie: 21inch pie dish

Crust: (Gluten Free Crust)
Brown rice flour                    1 cup
Walnuts                               1/2 cup
Rolled oats                           1 cup
Sea salt                               1/4 tsp
Safflower oil                         1/4 cup
Apple juice                           1/2 cup

Mashed pumpkin                   3 cups
Silken tofu                            12 oz
Maple syrup                           3 tbs
Pumpkin pie spice                 1 tsp
Kuzu                                     2 tbs
Vanilla                                   1/2tsp
Sea salt                                 2 pinch

Crush dry ingredients with food processor and mix with wet ingredients.
Spread on oiled pie dish and Bake for 15 minutes at 350F.
Mix all ingredients in food processor well.
Place filling in crust and bake for 20 minutes at 350 F.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Frogtown artwalk

Last saturday night, I was at the Frogtown artwalk. It was such a interesting event. I never knew about Frogtown. It's near Silverlake and is a very artchy district. 4 photos of mine are in a gallery called, Starchriot. I have been to many artwalk in LA but this one really I felt I can belong there. Interesting and sophisticated works are there. music, Dj, food, people watching, dancing...great time.

Warren Kramer's cookig class

I assisted Warren's cooking class last weekend. He is a long time macrobiotic teacher and counselor. I always learn so much with him. Macobiotics is a life study, never stop learning!
This photo is from his Sushi making class. We prepped so many things can go inside sushi. After he showed how to make it, everybody tried making sushi. He sometimes uese tahini, almond butter inside sushi. As a Japanese, I would never think of it. Very cool. new idea! After the delicious lunch, we had a lecture about visual diagnosis.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Autumn has come!

We have lots of sun in LA. Still in the air, I feel the presence of Autumn now. It is the time to adjust our body and prepare for the winter season. My best friend has been under the weather, coughing a lot. It is true this is the time our body discharge. I made this soup for her. It's lotus root soup. It is medicinal and it's good! It helps Lungs to clear toxins. I hope she gets better!
Lotus root soup:

4 cups of water
1 cup of grated lotus root
1/2 medium yellow onion diced
1 tsp of sesami oil
salt and soy source to season

In a souo pot, heat oil and sauté onions until it becomes translucent. Add broth or water then let it boil. Add grated lotus root, let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add the seasoning. Serve with chopped green onions.