Coconut Rice with Fragrant Onion Sauce

In my early 20’s my younger sister and I shared an apartment.  We had two cats, two bedrooms, and groups of friends five years apart.  Somehow it all worked.  I was big sister to many of her friends, and my responsibility for her kept me with my feet firmly on the ground.  We started off…

Rice Salad with Ginger & Lemongrass

Potlucks are easy ways to gather for a meal.  They’ve been around for years, and will continue for many to come. One way to hold a potluck is to give no rules, and just see what turns up.  There have been stories of twelve bowls of green salads lined up, with nothing else.  Or the…

Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

I am always on the lookout for vegetarian main dishes that can hold their own on a menu.  Gone are the days of simple substitutions for animal protein, to satisfy the needs of a few vegetarians. As I’ve mentioned before, meat is just one of several dishes that go together to make a meal.  There…

Quinoa Tabouleh

In the spring of 1976, my best friend and I headed to San Francisco for the weekend in her dear old VW bug.  We had 4 days off from college, and knew that we could make it.  A friend of a friend had a house that we could stay at, and that’s about all we…