A ginger sesame pasta salad that works! I've tried a bunch of these, but the combination is always too bland or too strong. This one, from jae steele's Get It Ripe is a nice combination of flavor and subtlety. I'm so glad, too, because before this week's PPK Challenge, I hadn't made anything from this book and thought it might have been a waste of money and space. But between the pasta (above) and the apple crumble (below, super yum) and her basic tofu marinade (not pictured but holy crap was it delicious), this book has already paid for itself. I'm not done trying new recipes from it either; tonight will be cannellini kale soup. And sometime this week I want to try her baba ganouj and maple roasted roots (not together though).