My approach to architecture and cooking (ballet and gardening, too) are quite similar.  There are vocabularies to learn, conventions and rules to respect (or break), situational adjustments, simplification, and clarification.  And in the end, an assembly.  Here are some recipes.  Because of changing tastes, geographical location, and time constraints, most have evolved from the original.  (Downloadable recipes are in 4″x6″ card format.)

Coconut Almond Granola

Chinese New Year

East Coast Luau