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Hands Down Our Favorite Vinaigrette Recipe…and It’s Made With Miso!

There are certain foods that are standards in our Dinners on Demand freezers because they’re favorites. We almost always carry them because, frankly, people always ask for them.  This is one such recipe.  Our Miso Sesame Vinaigrette is a popular item, and it was a hit at Tuesday Lunch this week.  Enjoy making it with the following recipe – or stop by The Kitchen Shop to pick up a pint made by our Culinary Center of Kansas City chefs.

Miso Sesame Vinaigrette

Miso Sesame Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1  jalapeno pepper (or Serrano pepper), minced
  • 2 teaspoons pure sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

In a blender, add vinegar, water, paste, sugar, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, chili, sesame oil, and mustard.  Puree until smooth.  With machine running, slowly stream in canola oil until incorporated.  Add sesame seeds and stir to combine.  (If mixture seems too thick, add water until vinaigrette can be poured.)  Transfer to a covered bowl and refrigerate until needed.  Vinaigrette will keep for up to 2 weeks in refrigerator.  Serve cold. 

Makes 3 cups. 



A Recipe To Treat Your Canine Kids

Downtown Dog Day in Overland Park on Saturday was a blast. Not only was it fun to see all the adorable dogs who stopped by The Culinary Center, we were proud to offer a book reading and signing of ‘Gaby Lost & Found’ by award-winning children’s book author Angela Cervantes. Some folks even decorated “Pupcake” dog treats, while others purchased frosted Pupcakes and Doggie Dip treats in our Kitchen Shop.

A doggone good day! (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

Doggie DipDowntown Dog Day walkers received a free Doggie Dip treat at The Culinary Center, and they were a hit. So, we decided to share the recipe so you can make these treats at home!

There are several options for how to share the treat with your pooch.

  1. Freeze them in ice cube trays, then pop them out and let your dog lick or chew them frozen.
  2. Store them in the fridge in small plastic cups or storage containers, and let them slurp it up in the consistency of yogurt.
  3. Buy a 4-pack of Doggie Dip treats (or a 6-pack of our Pupcake dog treats!) from our Dinners on Demand freezers!

Doggie Dip

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 very ripe banana (or a large jar of baby food fruit, any flavor)
  • 1 (16 oz.) container vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

In a bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. Stir together until well blended, and set aside. In a separate bowl, add yogurt and flour. Stir to combine. Add the fruit mixture to the flour mixture and stir together. Keep cold in refrigerator.

NOTE: You can also use this dip to coat or dip biscuits and treats. Allow treats to chill in refrigerator until coating is set and firm to prevent big messes!