Tofu Banh Mi

Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich which takes it’s name from the type of bread on which it’s normally made. There’s a bit of work involved to make all of the components, but they come together in under 40 minutes. The sandwiches can be served on their own or with sides. Mint spring rolls pair very nicely with the banh mi. Continue reading

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Half Sours – Fermented Pickles

This quick recipe is made even faster by using a mandolin to create cucumber chips. Crispness of the pickles will vary based on the type of cucumber chosen. I used large slicing cucumbers because that’s what I had on hand. Smaller varieties typically result in a crunchier final product.

You can vary the seasonings in these pickles, but make sure to keep the brine proportions the same to prevent spoiling or overly salted pickles. Fermentation will happen more quickly in a warm place, but is possible even in cooler temperatures. Keep room temperature below 80 degrees while these are fermenting. Continue reading