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TARO CHIPS & CHICKPEA MASH

taro root is hairy and funky on the outside but pretty swirly wiggly purple and white on the inside. the first time i had taro was in some kind of dessert bun at a friend’s house, but most recently i’ve had them in chip form. eric and i were on vacation last year and we ordered about half the menu at nombe, a freaking delicious izakaya restaurant in the mission district of san francisco (where we also saw a flyer for a staged version of hedwig and the angry inch–we had tickets before dinner was over <3). the taro chips and edamame hummus were amaze, and i knew i needed to make my own version when i saw them in the store. i went with the smallest of the large roots and decided to do a kind of mashed chickpea dip (not quite hummus) to go with them.

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NEW SERIES: I FOUND IT AT ASIAN FOOD MARKET

the asian grocer a few minutes from my house is pretty much my favorite supermarket. it stinks like fish and has some really interesting ingredients- a million kinds of choy and citrus, a ton of sauces and pastes, a huge tea selection and countless other goodies (including SEEDS!!). it’s where i stock up on tofu because they have blocks and skins and drieds and pre-frieds and it’s all so cheap. love it. anyway, in this series i’ll be exploring some of unfamiliar (to me) food items i find in one of my favorite places, and hopefully i learn some new things : )

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LAZY SATURDAY PEANUT SESAME NOODLES

i was STARVING when i got home this afternoon, and decided to make the fastest noodles possible– peanut sesame noodles. from start to finish it takes about ten minutes, and most of those minutes are spent waiting for the water to boil.

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BLACK AND WHITE EGGPLANT

i first thought this up when eric and i were preparing for a dumpling date. he requested some long japanese eggplants (for some dumplings which may or may not make it onto here) and i got one extra for myself for an experiment. i remembered a recipe for sesame crusted tofu on abeautifulmess and it looked so purdy i had to crust something in sesame seeds. i added a little flavor to the dredging process because i didn’t feel like marinating or making a dipping sauce..

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