Pork and Vegetable Miso Soup (Tonjiru)

Ingredients 300 grams sliced pork belly  1 burdock root  1 taro potato (150 grams) 100 grams daikon radish 1 carrot  1 onion  2 green onions ½ block (125 grams) konnyaku (yam cake) 8 cups dashi water*  6 tablespoons miso  1 tablespoon sesame oil  Ginger, peeled and grated (optional) Garlic, minced (optional) * Tomomi recommends Hondashi…

Lebanese Olive Oil Soap

Ingredients 1,000  grams olive oil (1 litre of oil = 920 grams) 340  grams water 124  grams lye (also called caustic soda or sodium hydroxide) Laurel leaves Tools 2 large plastic containers – one for the lye, one for the water Large stainless steel bowl for mixing the oil and lye Pot for heating oil Stainless steel…

Lebanese Stuffed Grape Leaves (Warak Enab)

100-120 grape leaves  2 tablespoons vegetable oil 500-600 grams ground beef 1 teaspoon salt  2 teaspoons 7 spice  1 1/2 cups short grain white rice 2 potatoes, sliced  1/4 cup lemon juice 3-4 cloves of garlic, sliced 2-3 tablespoons olive oil for drizzling over the layers, or more as needed    Pick grapes leaves in the…

Pizzette Fritte

Yield: 20 balls INGREDIENTS  2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast ½ teaspoon sugar  1 ½ cups lukewarm water 3  ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Additional vegetable oil for frying Salt Optional Chopped basil Mozzarella, cut into small cubes Anchovy paste In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in…

Maple Granola

5 cups rolled oats 1 2/3 cups mixed nuts, such as walnuts, slivered almonds, pistachios, pecans, peanuts, etc.    1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ⅔ cup vegetable oil ⅔ cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup mixed seeds, such as chia, sesame, flax etc. (optional) ⅔ cup dried fruit, such as…

Maple Glazed Squash, Green Beans and Walnuts

1/2 butternut or acorn squash 2 cups green beans 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 teaspoon soy sauce 2/3 cups toasted walnuts Salt and pepper to taste Set a medium pot of water on to boil, add 1 teaspoon salt. Heat a small skillet for a few minutes over…

Apple Stuffing

Enough stuffing to dress at 15 pound (7.5 kg) turkey, with little left over that can be baked in a separate dish beside the turkey during the last 40 minutes of cooking. Prepare 4 cups chopped onions Drop them into 6 cups boiling, salted water Simmer for 10 minutes, drain then add: 12 cups bread,…

Tangy Lemon Curd

¾ cups lemon juice ¾ cups sugar 3 eggs ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed In a medium pot, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, eggs, and butter. Cook over medium-low heat until thick enough to hold marks from whisk, and first bubble appears on surface, about 6 minutes.

Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf

2 cups pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cups water 3 cups white sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 11/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 11/2  cups fresh cranberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees…

Traditional Apple Butter

INGREDIENTS 25 medium apples 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 4 cups water Sugar (1/4 cup per 1 cup puree, or to taste) Salt 4 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon nutmeg Zest and juice of 2 lemons INSTRUCTIONS Cut apples in quarters, without peeling or coring them. Cut out damaged parts.Put the apples…