THINGS DONE EASY: BEET AND APPLE NAPOLEON WITH ORANGE GINGER VINAIGRETTE
Cut Apple into 1/4-inch-thick slices, remove the center with the piths. Drizzle a bit of lemon juice over the apple slices, so they do not get brown. Cut out 18 rounds from slices using cookie cutter. To assemble napoleons, put 1 apple round, 1 beet round, goat cheese, repeat these 3 layers, top with 1 apple slice and finish with beet slice, on each of 6 plates and top with an arugula leaf. Toss greens with some of vinaigrette and place around each napoleon. 1/3 cup fresh orange or grapefruit juice.
THINGS DONE EASY: TEKKA DON
Soak rice in a bowl of cold water, mixing occasionally with your hands. As the water becomes cloudy, drain through a strainer and rinse until water runs clear. Let the rice drain in the strainer for about 30 minutes. Put the drained rice with the appropriate amount of water into a heavy medium sized pot and cover tightly. DO NOT lift the lid at any point until the rice is finished cooking, or steam will escape and it will not cook the rice properly. Sprinkle the vinegar mixture over the rice and fold the...