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Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing

(Steve throws a curve ball)
Buckwheat (soba) noodles, sesame seeds and fresh vegetables are tossed with a strong sesame dressing. To make the meal complete add grilled steak strips or fried tofu.

Bok Choy Tofu Yaki Soba

(Where will Doris sleep?)
Vegetable Yaki Soba is one of my go-to meals when I can't think of anything to make. It's easy.  It's inexpensive.  Warm, nourishing garlic ginger broth with simmered vegetables ladled over noodles.  Young and old love this one-dish meal.  Maybe Doris would like it too.

Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker

(Jane's no dummy)
You need more water when cooking brown rice in the cooker. Jane's got this one down.

Chinese Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

(Breathless in Seattle
Open your mind to a better breakfast.  Sweet breakfasts don't suit everybody.  Many of us prefer a savory start to the day.  With cooked brown rice on hand preparation is only few minutes.  This dish works as a one-dish lunch or dinner too.

Creamy Sesame Noodles

(Will Phil and Jane ever do something?)
Holy toledo what's going in the lunchbox today?  Forgot to shop for dinner?  No problem.  These are speedy to make, yummy going down.

Edamame Tofu Salad w/Sesame Chile Dressing

(Steve recruits Darrell)
A beautiful composed salad with soba noodles, fried tofu, blanched edamame, fresh cabbage and carrots with a zippy Asian dressing. You'll want more.

Emerald City Salad

(Mothering skills have eluded Jane)
Wild rice, local seasonal greens, fennel and red cabbage melded with a clean lemon olive oil dressing makes this a northwest favorite.

Farro Mushroom Risotto with sage and thyme

(Two weeks till the wrecking ball )
Farro (aka emmer) is a chewy, satisfying whole grain grown locally in Washington State.  Soak it and cook it slowly to maximize flavor and tenderize the texture.  The fresh herbs and mushrooms add amazing aroma.

Golden Spice Rice

(No blame, no gain)
By simply sauteing brown rice in ghee, cardamom and turmeric before simmering you change the color and flavor dramatically. Don't tell me brown rice is boring.

Holly's Pilgrim Stuffing

(Has anyone seen the bird?)
Aromatic artisan bread, fresh apples and sage, roasted chestnuts, celery and butter - what more could a bird want? Perfect meat-less vegetarian side dish too.

Mediterranean Quinoa with Mint, Feta & Pine Nuts

(Steve strains the relationship)
Cook nutrient-dense quinoa until it's light and fluffy, dress it with lemon juice and olive oil and then add Mediterranean treasures.

Mexican Brown Rice

(Was that Joaquin?)
Serving tacos, enchiladas, chicken in mole? Use cumin, chili powder and a touch of tomato paste to brown rice for a perfect side dish.


(Ward goes nuts)
Cooked brown rice provides the sticky base for these vegetarian burgers made with nuts and spices. No soy analogs here!

Peasant Kasha, Potatoes and Mushrooms

(Where is everybody?)
Toasted buckwheat groats (aka kasha) is a superior gluten-free grain that is underutilized. Cynthia shows you how to make it with potatoes, mushrooms and onions added.

Polenta with Asiago Cheese

(A stirring family tale)
Cooking can be a joyful way to nurture yourself, your family and your corn grits. Stir a little cheese in at the end and the love blossoms even more.

Saffron Buttered Millet with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

(Where's Doris?)
Millet is a tricky grain to make fluffy and separate. Cynthia not only has the right tips but a dress-up for this plain jane grain that includes saffron, leeks, currants, nuts and roasted red peppers. Tastes good.

Saffron Rice

Lemon Kissed Saffron Brown Rice

Cynthia adds zesty citrus and exotic saffron threads to knock the plain Jane out of simple brown rice.

Soba Noodles

(Cynthia answers the call)
Soba noodles are made from buckwheat ( which strangely is no relation to the wheat plant) and wheat. This noodle makes a quick whole grain dish that can be dressed with peanut sauce or lemon tahini sauce or a simple vinaigrette. 100% soba ( all buckwheat) is available for those who are wheat sensitive.

Sweet Potato Corn Muffins

(Steve horses around)
The vegetable in these muffins are not hiding, they are starring. These babies stay moist much longer than most cornbreads.  Why?  The added sweet potatoes of course!
Sweet Rice Timbales

(Joaquin seeks Scrabble partner)
Like the refreshing flavor of sushi rice?  This video recipe shows you how to make it using whole grains and natural sweeteners.  Plus we show you how to make shapely rice and a glimpse of Jane's boy. 

Wild Rice

(Does Cynthia really measure up?)
A unique and nutritious grain worthy of the patience involved to make it come out tender. Using the right amount of heat and time is imperative. Can be done as a family member embarks on a new hobby.