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Stir-Fry Flavors in Balance – Umami

Many people have learned to enjoy the flavor of soy sauce, but have also learned that soy sauce, even the low sodium versions add more sodium that they would like. It would be so nice to receive the flavor of soy sauce, plus the benefits of blood pressure lowering – a double benefit.


Timely Gringo Confetti (hints of Chili)

Now I know that I don’t live in Texas (where at Terlingua the worlds’ greatest chili champion is crowned) and my chili is certainly not hot enough to take your tonsils out without surgical instruments, but it makes Dr. Grandpa happy all the same. So if some of you gringos like me enjoy some zip […]

Wheat Berries and Flavors of the Basque

Wheat Berries and Flavors of the Basque

Have you ever noticed when you’re cooking, the instructions frequently tell you to put the herbs or spices into the oil? That’s because the oil absorbs and carries the flavor. Some people even put their garlic cloves into jars of oil to serve two purposes; 1) the garlic lasts longer, 2) the oil becomes infused […]

Flavors of the Basque - tofu

Wheat Berries, Tofu and Flavors of the Basque

This is my Wheat Berries and Flavors of the Basque recipe, with tofu instead of the fish. The lime really completes the flavor. Ingredients 2 cups cooked wheat berries 14 oz. extra firm tofu, drained, cut into ½ inch cubes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes 1 cup chopped onion 1 […]