Green Beans with Coconut-Mustard Sauce

2 tablespoons black mustard seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons butter, optional 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard (I used a raspberry whole-grain mustard that I’m trying to finish up, hence...

Basque-Style Green Beans for the Feast of St. Bernadette

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped red peppers 1 1/2 lbs. green beans, trimmed sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/2 cup chopped Basque/Bayonne Ham, or Jamon Iberico or Serrano, or...

Chicken, Potato and Green Bean Salad

Adapted from Epicurious. 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices 3 cups water 1 whole chicken breast with skin and bones (about 1 1/4 pounds) 1 yellow onion, sliced 10 whole cloves 2 teaspoons salt 4 Yukon Gold potatoes 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and...

Chop Suey, a repost

A recipe I originally posted in 2005 at b5media’s Noodles and Rice (now Blisstree). Chop Suey has long been rumored to be an American creation rather than a Chinese one. A search around the ‘net will show you just how much this story has spread. From tales of an...