Cook The Book: Coconut Tofu and Sour Beans with Cauliflower Grains

I’m really, really good at saving recipes. I copy and paste items from menus that look interesting. I save links from websites. I bookmark and make lists of recipes in cookbooks. I feel like I am overflowing with ideas of what to cook.

I’m not so good at sticking to a plan of what to cook when. After a week of not being home at dinner time, or eating something simple and quick to get to various school functions, I’m ready to spend some quality time with my knives and pans. I put the responsibility on a dear friend to choose if I should cook from a link, a restaurant menu, or a cookbook, and she picked book. Which works out great, because almost all my library cookbook holds came in at the same time and I have a huge stack to get through.

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Natural Selection Challenge: Kabocha Squash Polenta

So…does anyone remember when I entered the world of food blogging in 2012? No? Could be because I started a dozen draft posts and only published three.

The intent of this intended series was to recreate one Natural Selection dish off each week’s changing menu. The idea was that I wouldn’t have tasted the dish, and would have nothing to go on but the menu description. I wouldn’t know if I came even close to what the chef intended. But I would know if it tasted good.

Funny story, I began this post on May 17, 2012, referencing a restaurant dish listed for the week of May 9, 2012. Off to a pretty good start. It is now September 5, 2016. Continue reading “Natural Selection Challenge: Kabocha Squash Polenta”