Raw and Paleo Nori and Lettuce Wraps


You can put whatever you want in these wraps. Once all the veggies are chopped, it's just a matter of throwing it all together. I shredded some carrots and beets, chopped some cucumber half-moons, grated some cauliflower as a rice replacement, added a layer of sauerkraut and some … [Read more...]

Vegan Comfort: Brown Rice Pilaf with Fava Beans, Sauerkraut and Seaweed


I have a feeling this might be macrobiotic in addition to vegan, but I confess to not knowing for sure and I don't want to make any false claims. Still, it was warm, soft, and savoury, full of nutrients and deep, earthy umami flavours. Did I also mention it was simple? And a … [Read more...]

Red Cabbage Salad with Apple and Toasted Cashews (aka “tasty kraut for cheaters”)


Cabbage gets a bad rap. Sure, nothing smells like cabbage. Maybe smelly shoes. But there's a trick to making it delicious. Actually, there are two. First, massage it with salt. Or, second, roast it. Sounds weird to roast cabbage, right? It's not. It's a one roasting pan … [Read more...]

Smoked Maple Syrup and the World’s Best Pastrami in the Modernist Cuisine Competition BBQ Smoker


This smoker has never seen a Carolina BBQ competition as far as I know. But that's what it was built for - the most tender brisket and ribs that side of Texas (I joke!).* It was built for the Modernist Cuisine lab to do exactly this - make the best pastrami I've ever eaten. It … [Read more...]

(Almost) Raw Bowl #3: Roasted Fennel, Cabbage, Steamed Carrots, Raw Sauerkraut and Sprouts on Quinoa with Parsley


My oven got the better of me. Don't get me wrong, I love raw fennel and shredded carrots, but fennel roasted with a little lemon, salt, and pepper and simply steamed carrots have a sweetness that the raw versions just don't understand. Plus I had leftover roasted red cabbage from … [Read more...]