Cookus Interruptus

  (Seattle, Washington)
how to cook fresh local organic whole foods despite life's interruptions
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"the soup notices"

This video has helped us articulate something in our brains that we've known in our guts for years: when you care a little extra about your food, it tastes better.   [Read More]
 
 

How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet

(heat, fat, smoke, cool)

Gentlemen, turn on your fans.  Everything you've been taught about smoking fat needs to go right out the window.  Steve powers through the step-by-step on this baby. You'll never wonder how to do this again.To watch how, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 
 

Green Eggs (no ham)

Cynthia promotes local eggs and gives us the low down on how to recognize a healthy egg. (plus the recipe is quite tasty!).  Watch?  Click here. 

 

 
 

Jeff's Potato Pancakes

(Jane practices for a date)
Everybody Loves Potato Pancakes.  It's true.  This recipe comes from Jeff Basom, chef at Bastyr University and it is quite the favorite among the students for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Watch the video and get printable recipe HERE

 

 
 

Mirin Baked Chicken with Shitake Mushrooms

(Facelift, the social network for Ward)
This succulent entrée is crazy simple.  The mirin (sweet rice wine) and tamari meld with the chicken to make a dark sweet sauce.  The oven does all the magic.  Watch video and print recipe here.

 


 
 

Split Pea Soup with Potatoes and Dill

(The new neighbor)
Not real pretty to look at but neither is the new neighbor.  We give you the how to on both a vegetarian version and one that includes ham. The cumin + dill marry well with peas.  Try it.  You'll see.  Watch video and get recipe here.

 

 
 

Aromatic Baked Apples

Try a warm one with Vanilla Nut Cream. It's magic. Click here for video and printable recipe.


 
 

Miso Happy Broth

(Cynthia answers the call)
Taking the time to allow land and sea vegetables to infuse a soup stock with their nutrients creates a powerful soup.  The probiotics in the miso make it easy to digest too.  For printable recipe or to watch the video, click here.

 
 

Medicinal Ginger Tea

(Jane measures thumbs)
Cookus goes therapeutic.  Jane shows you how to make this simple strong tea that will get your stagnation flowing. Here's how (click here).
 
 

How to cut lemongrass

The slender fragrant stalk that gives Thai food its unique taste can be daunting.  Not anymore.Watch Cynthia find the tender part.

To watch, click here.

 


 
 

Spice Chai Tea

If you take whole spices like star anise, black peppercorns, cardamom pods and whole cloves, buzz them in a small grinder to release flavor, then simmer them with fresh ginger and serve with honey and milk – you’ll throw back your head and guffaw at the lame liquid you pay $3.50 for at your favorite coffee shop.  Ha!  This is the real deal.  Let Jane show you how.

Watch video and get printable recipe HERE.

 
 

How to Cut up an Onion

Less tears, more efficient and safe!

Watch here.


 
 

How to Cut Up a Chicken

Watch how.

If Steve can do it, anyone can.

 
 

White Bean and Kale Minestrone

CAN'T run with scissors.  CAN stay warm with a bowl White Bean and Kale Minestrone. Cooked white beans, garlic, sage, ribbons of kale and a shredding of pecorino cheese on top.  This is the perfect cold weather meal.  Make some now.  Serve with Our Favorite Salad and a Pumpkin Pecan Muffin.  Also swell served with Emerald City Salad in a Roasted Squash half.

 

 
 

The Cookus Cupboard: Herbs and Spices

Get a list of basic herbs a spices to keep in your pantry so that you can make flavorful meals on Cookus Interruptus.  Storage information also provided.  Plus Jane's encounter with the grocery clerk is a little spicy! Runaway peppercorns.

 

 
 
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