Tag Archives: Shiitake

Thai-Flavored Pork Meatballs (Paleo & Gluten-Free)

25 Nov

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. I’m writing a post that has nothing to do with Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving-related/leftover food recipes. Mainly it’s because I don’t have any. I’ve been a bit at a loss this year—I didn’t have to make anything for the two Thanksgiving meals we had except my Brussels sprouts—so the Tiny Kitchen has been a bit quiet. Continue reading


Virtual Vegan Potluck 2: Mushroom, Leek and Kale Cottage Pies

31 Oct

I loved participating in the first Virtual Vegan Potluck—what a great concept it is! I get so much of my inspiration in the Tiny Kitchen from other blogs, even if there are parts of it that aren’t friendly to my stomach. It just makes me more creative!

Like this recipe. I wanted something that would be both vegan and paleo for this potluck; after all, it’s no fun making something you can’t eat. I had a ton of ideas, but not enough time to try them all out, and this idea seemed like a winner. Something perfect for the fall weather that finally arrived in California. Something to put in the oven, since it’s cool enough to turn it on. Plus, something orange to celebrate the season! Continue reading

Summer in January? A Light Dinner of Halibut and Shiitake Broth

1 Feb

Delicious, light meal with that lovely shiitake flavor.

We’ve been getting the Sunset Wine Club selections for probably close to a year. It’s a great wine club—I don’t think that we’ve not liked any of the wines, plus they send recipes to do wine pairings with. And everyone knows how much I love a Sunset magazine recipe! (Okay, if you’re new to this blog or don’t know me, Sunset magazine is my absolutely favorite magazine ever. EVER.)

But have we actually made any of these recipes to pair with the wine? No. Not a one. Until recently, that is, when The Husband decide we should go for it. And, since the fish boycott seems to have been lifted (mainly because he’s not going to the acupuncturist anymore who started the ban), we were excited to try the fish recipe that paired with a Pinot Noir.

WHAT?! I know! Red wine with fish? Have those nutty Northern California magazine people lost their minds? Continue reading