SOS Adzuki Beans: The Roundup

Here it is again, the start of another month. That means it is also the end of another¬†SOS Kitchen Challenge (and I’m not foolin’!). ūüėČ ¬†In March,¬†Kim and I featured none other than the delicious and nutritious adzuki bean. Our readers were inspired by both the sweet and savory possibilities, and delivered a multitude of […]

SOS Adzuki Beans: Adzuki Spread

If you are (or were) an English major in university–or even if you know someone who studied English–you are probably familiar with one of the most common themes in literature,¬†“appearance versus reality.”¬† You know the one: it’s the notion that¬†things are not always what they seem to be on the surface, and the way we […]

SOS Adzuki Beans: Asian-Inspired Red Bean Pastry Cookies

When I was growing up, “Chinese Food” meant gelatinous, hot pink chicken and pineapple balls, chop suey (bean sprouts, frozen peas and carrots and some white rice in soy sauce), and egg rolls as greasy as Elvis’s pompadour.¬† It wasn’t until my undergraduate years at the University of Windsor that I¬†first tasted authentic Chinese food. […]