Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry (A Seat at the Table)

This Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry is a fast, delicious, hearty meal that I really enjoyed.  As with most stir-fries, you’ll want to have your ingredients ready before you begin since it’s a fast cooking process.  Stir-fries are also great because they’re so versatile, if you’ve got extra veggies you need to use up, you canRead more

Soba Noodle Bowl with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Soba Noodle Bowl with Sesame Ginger Dressing (A Seat at the Table)

I have definitely been in a cooking low spot.  My new home doesn’t have air conditioning in the kitchen, and it is totally enervating to even be in the kitchen.  So this summer has been an experiment in how to make quick and satisfying meals without having to spend a lot of time in theRead more

Thai Cabbage Salad

Thai Cabbage Salad (A Seat at the Table)

This was a big hit at last month’s Carroll Cafe.  I even had people coming back for seconds.   So I’m apparently not the only one that loves Thai food.  And while this might not be a traditional dish, it is packed with flavor, texture and crunch.  Cabbage is great for mixing up the usualRead more

Emperor’s Rice Salad

Forbidden Rice Salad (A Seat at the Table)

I’m a bit obsessed with Pinterest.  I can spend hours browsing on there, and love all the inspiration that it provides.  It’s especially useful for salad inspiration.  Salads can be a little boring, and aren’t exactly something I crave in these cold months.  But I’m a firm believer of eating your veggies, so with aRead more

Asian Cabbage and Kale Slaw

Asian Cabbage and Kale Slaw (A Seat at the Table)

Lots of people have mixed feelings about coleslaw.  With the watery, mayo-laden minced versions out there, I can understand the less than enthusiastic response that slaw gets.  However, here’s a new take on your average cabbage coleslaw.  This version has just a hint of mayo, combined with some fresh ginger and other Asian flavors for aRead more