I’ve been wanting to re-make a really delicious cabbage slaw a friend of mine made me recently—it was red cabbage in a creamy dressing with sugared, toasted nuts and mango in addition to a bunch of herbs. Just incredible. Cabbage is one of the often forgotten vegetables. It isn’t famous and fancy like kale or cauliflower, but it has great flavor and crunch and man is it a bargain! Cabbage is so inexpensive, and one head of cabbage yields a massive pile of shreds. At the same time, there has been a package of firm tofu languishing in my fridge for far too long now. And so these marinated tofu and red cabbage peanut slaw tacos are born!
This salad of beets and chickpeas, from Good and Cheap was a surprise hit! Although I love it, I worried it might seem too odd for many people to try. But I hear about it a lot when I speak to people about what they’ve made. It’s especially popular among the early-twenties crowd! A very simple few ingredients, and it’s satisfying and balanced enough to be a meal in itself.
This dish is spicy, crunchy, and almost certainly the pinkest salad you’ll ever eat! Don’t be scared.
Here’s a repost of an article and recipe I shared on Food 52. Thanks to Alpha Smoot for the beautiful photo!
You know that feeling when dinnertime is near, but you have no plan, and no time to trudge to the grocery store? Maybe you’re thinking, “Yeah, that is every night of my life lady—what’s your point?” Me too guys, me too. Let’s explore how to make a delicious meal when you thought you had nothing.
This wonderful Ginger and Mushroom Tofu Hot Pot is inspired by my brilliant friend Iva. I was so excited when she asked me to create something that featured the Chinese flavors she grew up with. After all, Chinese cooking depends on the same general principles as Good and Cheap: build bright flavors from a few key ingredients; use lots of veggies and just a little meat or fish. The ginger-garlic broth in this hot pot is spectacular! You can use whatever vegetables you have around, but mushrooms help create an earthy broth. The effect of such a small amount of toasted sesame oil is remarkable, too—an investment, but a transformative flavor.