I Know What You Missed This Summer

I'm hurt. Crushed, really. No, no, it's ok. I understand. You had more important things to do this summer than refresh your browser constantly in hopes that there was a new recipe to check out. You were probably, oh, camping with your kids or hiking around Europe or running away from a hurricane or something. I'm trying not to take this personally!

Seriously though, I know a lot of folks are just getting back from vacations and settling back in, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite posts from the summer. Check 'em out:

Three Easy Banchan Small

Three easy Korean banchan (side dishes). Bean sprouts with sesame oil, spicy stir-fried zucchini, and squash in sweet soy sauce. The active working time on each of these is about 5 minutes! 

Seared Watermelon with Summer Flavors Small

Have you ever seared your watermelon before? This is probably my most experimental recipe of the summer.

Coconut Rice with Black Beans, Plantains, and Mango Salsa SmallCoconut rice with black beans, plantains and mango salsa. Because a vegetarian should never run out of delicious ways to make rice and beans!

Frijoles Charros SmallIt turns out that a simple stovetop smoking setup is a great way to flavor the onions which then go into these frijoles charros (Mexican cowboy beans.)

Tomato Sushi SmallYou might not think that tomatoes belong in sushi, but give this a chance. The one-two umami punch of tomato and nori was a real eye-opener for me. 

Watermelon Gazpacho Small And finally, how about watermelon gazpacho? Cold, with a punch from sweet onions, and supremely refreshing.

I hope you all had a great summer. I know my family and I did! I'm looking forward to sharing lots of exciting new recipes this fall.

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Posted by Michael Natkin on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 in Miscellany.

4 Responses to “I Know What You Missed This Summer”

  1. September 10, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    Seriously loving the idea of the char grilled watermelon. Would be delicious with a bit of ashed goats cheese. . .

  2. Michael Natkin
    September 10, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    That sounds like a perfect combination!

  3. ben
    September 11, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    i stay “connected” where ever i go so that i never miss one post! i only made two of them on THIS page so far …..

    thanks for all your hard work and sharing it! your creations have graced our table on many occasions!

    ben

  4. swarna mani
    September 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Your creations are always sight to sore eyes…

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