It’s been a while.

Umami & MeHi friends. It’s been a while.

You can tell when I haven’t been cooking when my blog is barren. I haven’t written a post in almost 3 weeks!!! Way too long and I’m so sorry! I was away in San Francisco for a weekend and the rest of the time I haven’t cooked. I hadn’t grocery shopped, my fridge and cupboards are barren… WHO AM I!??

Well, the wait is over and I’m back! Up on the menu today? Moroccan vegetable stew.
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My own version of Foundation’s “Molten Tofu”.

Roasted tofu and broccoli with maple tahini dressingWhen you dine out a restaurants, don’t you ever think that “Damn, I could easily make this at home”? I feel like this happens to me quite often and sometimes upon leaving I feel like “Damn, I could have easily made this at home AND I would have made it 10x better”. Does this happen to other people!??! Maybe it’s the cheap Asian in me but it happens.

Foundation, it’s your turn to be dominated by me. Tonight, I recreated Foundation’s Molten Tofu dish with my own twist — roasted tofu and broccoli with maple tahini dressing.
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Asian pesto.

Soba noodles with chive, parsley and miso pistouWell, technically it’s a pistou but since so many people are more familiarized with the term pesto, I decided to use that term instead (a pistou is similar to a pesto but it does not contain cheese or nuts). But this recipe here is very close to a pesto, you’ll see why. But…an Asian pistou!? Yes, my friends, I was inspired. Inspired to experiment in the kitchen with yet another chilled noodle salad. This time around? Soba noodles with chive, parsley and miso pistou.

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