Cookus Interruptus

  (Seattle, Washington)
how to cook fresh local organic whole foods despite life's interruptions
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Santa Fe Black Bean Salad

(Joaquin thinks Batman is slapstick)
Oops!  Nothing for the lunch box?  Company coming over to watch the game?  Keep your pants on!  This recipe saves the day.

Utilizes fresh corn and red peppers that are currently in season.

Watch by clicking here (and print recipe too).

 

 
 

How to Cook Beans

(Ginger tries gardening)

Beans from scratch are much tastier than canned ones.  One two three.  All your questions answered.  From soak to gas. To watch click here

 
 

Clear the Bar Hoppin' John

Clear the Bar Hoppin' John

Another flavorful vegetarian dinner that complies with the “Eat real food. Mostly plants.” message.  Serve it with polenta or your favorite cornbread and braised greens.  That’s a good meal.

 

 
 

Saffron Buttered Millet with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Using the beautiful red bell peppers that are in season right now, you can make this glamorous dish using the inexpensive, nutritious whole grain millet, Saffron Buttered Millet from Cookus Interruptus.

 

 
 

Huevos Rancheros

The farmer's markets are rich with peppers, tomatoes, corn and farm fresh eggs.  Put it altogether and make brunch for a friend or two.  Huevos Rancheros.  I want some now.

 

 
 

Polenta with Asiago Cheese

Did you know that you can throw polenta on the grill, alongside some vegetables, chicken or whatever and make a swell meal? The polenta gets those grill marks and crisps up on the outside.  Nice. 

 

You can add any kind of cheese you like to polenta.  Throw in some fresh corn off the cob too.
I like polenta with beans, some folks like a marinara or roasted red pepper sauce or roasted red pepper on top.  Interrupt and tell us how you like your polenta!  Full of love I hope…


 
 

Summer Fruit Ambrosia with Vanilla Nut Cream

Ambrosia means “food of the gods” and I swear if you’ve ever studied the perfection of a perfectly ripe raspberry or swooned over the sweet golden apricot, this is the recipe for you:
Summer Fruit Ambrosia with Vanilla Nut Cream
(Darrell tries to fix Cynthia’s hot flash fan)

Get gorgeous summer fruit at your local farmer’s market and top it with simple sensuous nut cream (made from cashew, vanilla, maple syrup and water – that’s all!).  Then sit back with your dessert bowl and spoon and read about Margaret Wittenberg’s New Good Food, then find out why tomatoes like girly voices better than man tones.  

 

 
 

Fruitsicles

Frozen treats that can be made using fresh summer fruit.  Make 'em creamy with coconut milk or vanilla yogurt.  Watch the video and print the recipe on Cookus Interruptus.

 

 
 

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.

 

 
 

Rosemary Red Soup

Gorgeous red color, bursting with nutrients, Cookus Interruptus brings you this savory sweet soup.  Using red lentils, beets, carrots, fresh rosemary and a dab of miso you can create this impressive starter course or vegetarian main entree.  Enjoy!

 

 
 

Three Sisters Stew

This week on Cookus Interruptus:

Need a new idea for using the last of the squash harvest?  Here it is.  This is a hearty sweet chili-spiced stew that we know you will enjoy.

 
 
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