Elegant Brown Rice & Lettuce Luncheon Salad

Below, a photo from earlier this year of Little Gems Sweet Lettuce by California’s Venerable Tanimura & Antle Farms *M-J’s Original Red Chile Oil One cup of liquid (room-temp) coconut oil One half-cup of red pepper flakes or crushed, dried chiles One or two tablespoons of cayenne pepper (optional) Two tablespoons of soy sauce (this…

Deep-Fried Gyoza

Gyoza skins were filled with health-promoting ingredients: purple cabbage, cooked adzuki beans, celery, carrot, red onion, cooked brown rice, chopped umeboshi plums and miso; I sealed them with an egg-wash and then the gyoza dumplings were deep-fried in peanut oil and drained on paper towels. I served half of these and froze the rest (it’s…