Sourdough Recipe

Origins: The origin of bread has been a difficult thing to nail down. Afterall, every culture eats bread in one form or another. Sourdough is most likely one of the first risen breads due to the natural fermentation process of yeast collected from the air. The oldest sourdough bread was found in Switzerland in 3700…

Cucumber Kimchi

Origins: Cucumber kimchi is a less-common version of the traditional Korean cabbage kimchi that has crazed popular Western cuisine for the past couple of years. Kimchi is a side dish, or banchan in Korean, and is served alongside rice and a main dish. Banchan are not to be mistaken for appetizers, but rather, compliments to…

Sourdough Starter

Total Time: 3-6 days + weekly maintenance Tools: Permanent container for a sourdough. I recommend something that is taller so that when the starter ferments and rises, it doesn’t overflow Stirring utensil Plastic wrap Ingredients: start with 1c whole wheat flour start with 2/3c water (if it is cold in your house, add lukewarm water,…

Salvadorian Slaw | Curtido

Origins: Often eaten with a Salvadorian pupusa, curtido is a naturally fermented delicious, tangy and spicy topping – great for the coming hot weather. Pupusas are a savory filling of beans, cheese or meat (usually pork) if you prefer to go that route, covered in a thick corn tortilla. They are topped with boiled and pickled veggies…

Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich

This sandwich is the perfect mix of vegan, comfort and traditional Thanksgiving flavors to transform your leftovers. Or simply make this when you’re missing these down-home flavors. If you’re not from the U.S. or do not celebrate Thanksgiving, get a taste of the flavors that are experienced during this food-filled holiday. Also, the veggie patty in…

The Well Fed Community Garden: Local Produce and Volunteering

Wherever you go, there are going to be pockets of communities that hold the same values as you do, but it is up to you to find them. This requires you to know what your values are. The Feasting on Fusion brand values supporting local comunities and small businesses, local food, sourcing responsibly, and the fusion of…

Dill Salsa | Salsa de Eneldo

Origins: Most known for its presence in dill pickles, dill’s earliest known mention was in Egypt, arond 5,000 years ago. Its uses ranged from a soothing agent in Egypt, a wound-healer by Greeks and Romans, a home deodorizer and a flavor addition to wine in Greece, and a mouth freshener. The seeds were called “meetinghouse…

Savory Sautéed Kale | Vegan Soul Food

Origins: “Soul Food” is a term used to describe African American cuisine from the Southern region of the United States. Though the food dates back to times of slavery, the literal term “Soul Food” originated in the ’60s during the Civil Rights Movement, where the term “soul” was used to describe “black culture.”* Back to…

Seitan | Buddha’s Food

Origins: Seitan (say-TAHN), lovingly called “Buddha’s Food”, has originated from the diets of Chinese Buddhist monks who were looking for meat alternatives other than tofu. It is said that they were making dough out of wheat and water when they noticed that the starch from the water-dough mixture turned a texture more similar to meat.* It…

Keema | Indian-Style Ground “Meat”

Origins: This dish comes from the Northern regions of India, where non-vegetarian cuisine is more popular partly due to the influence of Islamic and Christian practices and to the rise of different interpretations in Hindu beliefs in the Central and Northern Indian regions.* This dish is traditionally made from goat/lamb/beef; however, through different regional commodities…

Sesame “Chicken”

Origins: Most of us know this dish as a chinese food staple in the US, but Sesame Chicken is actually a very “Americanized” entrée. I can’t image a buffet without it. I’ve taken it a step even further and hopped the “veganizing”-a-traditionally-meat-based-dish bandwagon. The history of Sesame Chicken starts back in Taipei with Geojeol Tso’s…

Matcha Butter Cups| 抹茶

Origins: Matcha, a powdered green tea traditionally ground by millstone, originated from China as a medicine for samurais. However, the grassy, mellow, distinctive flavor of matcha today has been cultivated by Japan in various agricultural methods. Matcha has gained popularity in many countries today and is used as a flavor, but also a natural dye.The…