“Tate’s” Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 4½ dozen three-inch cookies. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose pour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup salted butter ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon water 1 teaspoon vanila 2 large eggs 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Directions Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease two cookie sheets or line…

Hummus

Makes 1½ cups Ingredients 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed 1 clove garlic 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons tahini 1 teaspoon ground cumin kosher salt ¼ teaspoon paprika Directions In a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (if using), cumin, and…

Ginger Squash Soup

Serves: 6 Ingredients 2¾ pounds orange-flesh winter squash, such as butternut 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium leek, trimmed, white and green parts, cut into ¼-inch pieces (1 cup) 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger, or more to taste 1 medium parsnip, peeled and cut into ¼-inch pieces 4 cups…

Dried Anchovy Stir Fry (Myulchi Bokkeum)

Ingredients 1 cup dried anchovies 1 Tbsp olive oil ½ tsp minced garlic 1 Tbsp hot pepper paste 1 Tbsp sugar 4 tsp water ½ Tbsp corn syrup 1 tsp sesame oil sesame seeds Directions Stir 1 cup of small dried anchovy in a heated pan for 1 minute Add 1 tbs olive oil and stir it…

Dia Del Amor

Ingredients 2 parts reposado tequila 1 part St Germain ¾ part freshly squeezed lime juice 2 dashes hot sauce Directions Shake and strain into chili salt-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. Photo by Seadevi via Flickr used with CC Attribution, Non Commercial, Share Alike license

Curried Tofu

Ingredients 2 tablespoons of peanut oil (can be substituted with canola or grape seed oil) 1 large onion peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon of curry powder 1 can of unsweetened coconut milk 1 block of tofu cut into ¾ inch cubes 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, or to taste Salt and cayenne pepper to taste Directions…

Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

Serves  4 Ingredients 4 cucumbers, peeled and seeded 1 small or ½ large clove garlic 1 cup plain (or soy) yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste 4 scallions, white and green parts, cut into 1-inch pieces ¾ cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed ¼ cup water Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Cut…

Watermelon Tequila Refeshers

Ingredients 3½ pounds chopped seedless watermelon (about 12 cups) cut into 2 inch cubes 1 cup tequila 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (6–8 limes) plus lime slices for garnish 4 cups ice ¾ cup sugar Directions Stir together sugar and ¾ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until…

Broccoli-Cheese Soup

This recipe comes from America’s Test Kitchen. It’s a very delicious broccoli soup, the trick is overcooking the broccoli (right? I know!) but the color is brought back by adding fresh spinach. Ingredients 2 tbs. unsalted butter 2 lbs. broccoli, florets roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces, stems trimmed, peeled, adn cute into 1/4-inch-thick slices. 1…

Barley Tofu Salad

Ingredients 1 package of extra firm tofu (12 oz) 1 tablespoon brown sugar 4 tablespoons soy sauce fresh ginger Dark sesame oil 2 garlic cloves 1 cup uncooked barley 1 lb. green beans cut into 2 inch pieces 1½ lbs. of large shiitake mushrooms 2 bunches of scallions 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons…