Cookus Interruptus

  (Seattle, Washington)
how to cook fresh local organic whole foods despite life's interruptions
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Whole Grain Butter Crust

Hey.  Don’t get all snobby on us.  There IS a way to make a delectable crust using whole wheat pastry flour.  The whole grain crusts get a bad rap because people often use oil to make them and end up with a heavy, cracker-like texture.  Not so here. (watch video and get recipe).  We give you the tiny tips that make it right.

 

 
 

Which Whole Grains and Flours Need to be in Your Pantry and Why?

Keep a variety of whole grains and flours in your pantry to make meal-preparation easier.  Find out which basics to stock and why.

 

 
 

Edamame Tofu Salad with Sesame Chile Dressing

Dazzle your family and friends with this deceptively simple platter of beautiful food.  It’s a well-balanced and beautiful meal.  Did you hear the report dissing organic?  Read Sandi’s rebuttal.  And don’t forget to enter our 2nd Annual Haiku Contest and win a free microplane zester.  Interrupt-us and you actually WIN something.  Nice.

 

 
 

Top Ten First Foods for Baby

Feed baby the best.  Find out how to simply take part of the delicious whole foods the family is eating and make fresh food for baby this week on Cookus Interruptus.

 

 
 

Golden Spice Rice

This week on Cookus Interruptus:

Golden Spice Rice

(No blame, no gain)


Sautéing the rice before cooking it results in a more separate finished grain.  By adding a few simple spices you add fragrance to the rice and add a lovely golden color.  Serve this with Vegetable Chickpea Curry, Black Bean Stew, Fried Tofu and Coconut Peanut Sauce, French Lentils with Sage Butter or Thai Yellow Curry.  Very versatile whole grain dish. Want to do something fun and easy with rhubarb, make Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce and serve it on Ben’s Friday Pancakes.  Food and recipes sprouting up everywhere on Cookus Interruptus where we await whatever comments you might spring on us.

 

 
 

Fried Tempeh

Hey!  Do you know how to make fried tempeh?  Do you know what tempeh is?  Find out.  And share ideas for how you use this Indonesian soy food in the comment section below the video at Cookus Interruptus.

 

 
 

Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce with Mascarpone

This is a sweetheart of a dessert.  Perfect for Valentine's Day.  Uses seasonal fruit.  Low in calories, high in nutrients, vegetarian, gluten-free and who cares about all that because it tastes fabulous! Watch the video this week on Cookus Interruptus.  Visit our blog for a talk on pomegranates.  Check out our menus page for Valentine's dinner suggestions.


 

 
 
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