Spice of the Week!

White pepper: This tart, slightly sour pepper is great on fish and in soups. It looks really cool in a clear grinder with black lava salt.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Philly Cheese-steak Zen's style

A veggie-meat philly cheese-steak.

You will need:

3 jalapenos
1 bag morning star veggie crumbles
mozzarella cheese
swiss cheese
garlic salt
fresh garlic
hoagie roll

Add crumbles to a sauce pan with a pit of water and the chopped fresh jalapenos. Add a generous amount of garlic, garlic salt, paprika, and cayenne. Well thats cooking toast the hoagie and melt the cheese (keep it melted) when the crumbles are done spread mustard liberally on the bun and place washed lettuce on the bun as well sprinkle with garlic salt add the crumbles and pour the cheese sauce on top. Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Potato Salad with a Honey Mustard Dressing

You will need:

1 potato (boiled)
1 small onion (sliced)
1 egg
fresh rosemary
olive oil
about 1/4 cup white wine (all of the alcohol burns off!)

Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices. Slice onion thinly into rounds--set aside. Add olive oil, rosemary, and thyme to a pan and cook potatoes till both sides are browned. Put potatoes on newspaper to drain the oil. Melt butter in pan, add wine and onions. Let the onions brown and the wine reduce. Set on plate with potatoes. Cook the egg sunny-side-up and slide onto plate. Drizzle dressing on the potatoes and pop the egg yoke. Enjoy!

1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
fresh rosemary
1/3 cup pickled lemon brine (you can just use lemon juice with some salt or olive oil if nothing else is available)

Add all ingredients together in a medium bowl and whisk quickly.

Mia's Marmalade

A sweet citrus, ginger marmalade.

You will need:

4 large seedless oranges
2 lemons
1 small nub fresh ginger (grated)
1/4 cup crystallized ginger
8 cups sugar
8 cups water
substitute 1 grapefruit for 1 of the oranges (optional)

Cut fruit into thin half moon slices. Discard any seeds. Place sliced fruit and their juices into a large pot add water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and grated and crystallized ginger till the sugar is dissolved. Cover and allow to stand overnight. Enjoy!