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  • Summer Berry Crisp

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    Heidi Swanson
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Heading into the holiday weekend, I thought I'd share this variation of my favorite summer berry crisp. I made it recently to finish a dinner celebrating my good friend Chanda's birthday. Blackberries, strawberries, and cherries cook into a thick, jammy, wine-spiked fruit sludge beneath a crispy, oat-flecked top. It's the good stuff, and silly simple. If you're heading out to do some camping, I bet you could do a brilliant campfire version in a cast iron Dutch oven. There's a version of it in my last book, but I doubled-down on the topping for this one. No one ever complains about too much of…
  • Orange Honey Tilapia Slow Cooker Recipe

    A Year of Slow Cooking
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    Fish! It's what's for dinner. I love making fish in the crockpot. I love making pretty much anything in the crockpot, but the ease of making fish is just so wonderful, I'm surprised everyone doesn't cook fish this way. It's easy. It's moist and flavorful. It doesn't heat up the house on a hot day. it doesn't stink up the kitchen. and clean up is practically non-existent. SCORE! I had a bunch
  • The Pioneer Woman's Flat Apple Pies

    Cooking the Books with Kelly-Jane
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl  by Ree Drummond,  William Morrow 2009.  Do you remember when this book came out? Everyone was wild for it! It was all over the internet and getting rave reviews.  At that time our internet was very poor and dropped out if you just looked at it, so I found it hard to load the posts from Ree’s website.  Still, I bought the book, flicked through it, and that was that.  A few years later, after seeing Ree on her foodnetwork show I decided to start cooking some of her recipes…. And I’ve never…
  • Brownie Flats

    Cookie Madness
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Last week my friend Linda dropped off a “Welcome to Chicago” dinner of homemade fried chicken, salad, roasted carrots, granola, giant chocolate chip cookies (made our newest Levain copy cat recipe) and some brownies she’d labeled as “Brownie Flats”. Everything was spectacular, but what I couldn’t stop thinking about were the Brownie Flats. I normally... Read More » The post Brownie Flats appeared first on Cookie Madness.

    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table
    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:40 pm
    It was such an early spring and summer, and the weather has been so warm, that my basil is doing wonderfully well. I had to use some of it, so I thought I'd share the two easy recipes, a spread and a salad dressing, that I came up with-- both use a whole cup of fresh basil leaves, packed down.PS: We had the basil dressing on our whole-meal lunch salad toda. The salad was comprised of home-grown freshly-picked lettuce with snap peas, oven-broiled Crispy Tofu (or B of T- recipe at the end of this post but this time I crisped it under the broiler instead of sautéing in a skillet);…
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Summer Berry Crisp

    Heidi Swanson
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Heading into the holiday weekend, I thought I'd share this variation of my favorite summer berry crisp. I made it recently to finish a dinner celebrating my good friend Chanda's birthday. Blackberries, strawberries, and cherries cook into a thick, jammy, wine-spiked fruit sludge beneath a crispy, oat-flecked top. It's the good stuff, and silly simple. If you're heading out to do some camping, I bet you could do a brilliant campfire version in a cast iron Dutch oven. There's a version of it in my last book, but I doubled-down on the topping for this one. No one ever complains about too much of…
  • Iced Green Tea

    Heidi Swanson
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:15 pm
    There was a man behind me at the grocery store the other day. I was in the bulk section surrounded by large jars of dried herbs, tea blends, spices, and sea vegetables. The man inquired about a rose & green tea blend, and the young woman overseeing the teas replied that she thought they used to carry a black tea & rose blend, but not green tea & rose. I drink a good amount of green tea, and thought the green tea with rose combination sounded particularly nice. I imagined it iced, and made a pitcher as soon as I got home using green tea I had from my trip to Tokyo, along with rose petals I had…
  • Red Lentil Dumplings

    Heidi Swanson
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I thought I'd jot off a quick post for those of you who like to see what I pack to eat when I travel. I have one more day in Hong Kong before flying back to San Francisco, and I'll be sad to leave. This trip has been far too quick - Hong Kong is an amazing city, and the people couldn't be more kind, friendly, or generous. Lots of pictures and a bit of video to come. In the meantime, I made these little dumplings for the flight. They're protein-packed pureed red lentils, flared out with deeply roasted cherry tomatoes, and a simple smoked paprika and garlic oil. I meant to finish them with a…
  • Cherry Smoothie

    Heidi Swanson
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Two days from now I'll be en route to Hong Kong. It's a quick trip to one of the world's great cities, and I'm excited to have quite an adventure planned. We'll be in Hong Kong, before driving to see Near & Far at the printer. It's a part of the bookmaking process I don't know as much about, and I'm excited to better understand some of the related minutiae. I'm not sure what sort of internet connection I'll have outside the city, but I'll try to post a few pics to my Instagram account while I'm there, and publish a couple more comprehensive posts when I get back (favorite places, visiting the…
  • Making A Cookbook

    Heidi Swanson
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    I wrote a post a while back about writing a cookbook proposal. It explained how I typically approach the first stages of a cookbook project. I thought I'd follow that up with a post primarily (but not entirely) focused on some of the details that have taken place in the time since - between signing a contract and sending the book to the printer. I should mention, it has been incredible hearing from so many of you - each at a different stage in your own projects. Whether it's my own book, or a book someone else is working on, I find the process fascinating. The more you talk to different…
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    A Year of Slow Cooking

  • Orange Honey Tilapia Slow Cooker Recipe

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    Fish! It's what's for dinner. I love making fish in the crockpot. I love making pretty much anything in the crockpot, but the ease of making fish is just so wonderful, I'm surprised everyone doesn't cook fish this way. It's easy. It's moist and flavorful. It doesn't heat up the house on a hot day. it doesn't stink up the kitchen. and clean up is practically non-existent. SCORE! I had a bunch
  • Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    [ originally posted 9/16/09 -- steph ] This is an easy copy-cat (or sort of copy-cat) of Julia Child's famous Beef Bourguignon. I cut the butter completely, and simplified the spices, but the flavor is all there. And, I have STILL not seen the Julie and Julia movie. I was all set to go with a group of friends, but then got another wave of all-day-I don't-know-why-they-call-it-morning-sickness
  • Summer Time Picnic Beans with Fun Shoes from Crocs!

    1 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    These are my absolute favorite beans to take along to a picnic or any sort of potluck occasion. I like to eat them kind of lukewarm -- so even if you don't have an outlet at the park or on the beach, it's okay!   Eat them right out of the crock! SPEAKING OF CROCK.... Did you know that Crocs makes super cute sandals and wedges? I didn't either! [psst, did you see what
  • Slow Cooking in the Summer Months

    28 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    The weather has warmed, and we're spending more and more time out in the yard.  I love it. But I STILL use my slow cookers more often than not for our family dinners, and I urge you to, too. Slow cookers take up very little electricity to run when compared to your stove or oven, and they do not heat your kitchen up the way those other appliances do. You're not going to notice that your
  • CrockPot Cream Cheese Chicken Recipe

    23 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    Originally posted 5/23/08.  Image and post updated 5/15 via deposit photos @imagesetc Day 144. Cream cheese chicken is usually one of the first dishes tried in a crockpot. It is delicious. There are many different variations, but the standard recipe revolves around a can of cream-of-something soup, a package of Italian salad dressing mix, and a block of cream cheese. I have a
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    Cooking the Books with Kelly-Jane

  • The Pioneer Woman's Flat Apple Pies

    14 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl  by Ree Drummond,  William Morrow 2009.  Do you remember when this book came out? Everyone was wild for it! It was all over the internet and getting rave reviews.  At that time our internet was very poor and dropped out if you just looked at it, so I found it hard to load the posts from Ree’s website.  Still, I bought the book, flicked through it, and that was that.  A few years later, after seeing Ree on her foodnetwork show I decided to start cooking some of her recipes…. And I’ve never…
  • Nigellissima - Third Helpings!

    11 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    Here is a bumper  round up post for my cooking from Nigellissima, that I’ve not blogged so far.  Been a while since Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson published by  Chatto & Windus 2012 came out.  Whilst it isn't my favourite book of hers, we have eaten a number of good meals from it.   As an aside I am so looking forward to her new book Simply Nigella due out October 2015! Not long to wait now….   Roll on October….. Chocolate Olive Oil CakeI first ate this cake at my friend Anna’s house. It was really good. I then made it myself, but I used too…
  • New England Open House Cookbook

    10 Jun 2015 | 6:24 am
    New Book!  I’ve been anticipating this book for months now. New England Open House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase, Workman 2015.   I have all Sarah’s book, and especially liked The Nantucket Open House Cookbook and also Cold-Weather Cooking.  She hasn’t written a book in a long while though, which has made for a long, long wait!    It’s a lovely book, not a book if you need a picture of every recipe, because although there are pictures of some recipes and also scene setting ones too, there is not a picture of each dish. That aside it is a cooks’…
  • Ree Drummond Raspberry Tiramisu

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    For quite a while now I’ve been having a bit of a Ree Drummond Pioneer Woman recipe obsession.  This recipe is a dessert I made this last weekend as a trial for having friends round later in the Summer. I know one of them can’t go past Tiramisu on a dessert menu, so I had to try this raspberry tiramisu to make sure it was good!It was gorgeous, the raspberries add a nice fruity edge to the Tiramisu.  Now, I have a slight confession to make, I don’t really like mascarpone in sweet things, so I used light cream cheese, and it worked out just fine.   At the time of…
  • Rachael Ray Cashew Orange Chicken

    7 Jun 2015 | 9:40 am
    Hello!  I’ve been gone from the blogsphere for a good while now.  In the meantime I’ve been posting (much more) regular updates in the Facebook page, and although I enjoy that I miss blogging.... so here I am, back again. J   Sometimes you’ll get food, sometimes recipes, sometimes pictures of my latest books, because despite attempting to curb by cookbook-aholic tendancies I still get such a huge thrill from holding a new book in my hand, sometimes I’ll read through them for ideas and sometimes cook from them, neither is a waste to me! The recipe here is one I have…
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    Cookie Madness

  • Brownie Flats

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Last week my friend Linda dropped off a “Welcome to Chicago” dinner of homemade fried chicken, salad, roasted carrots, granola, giant chocolate chip cookies (made our newest Levain copy cat recipe) and some brownies she’d labeled as “Brownie Flats”. Everything was spectacular, but what I couldn’t stop thinking about were the Brownie Flats. I normally... Read More » The post Brownie Flats appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • European Style Butter Chocolate Chip

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:48 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Last week I bought some Land o’ Lakes European Style Butter. I couldn’t find it in Austin, but it’s in several Chicago stores, and I’ve been testing it in various recipes. One of the first recipes was Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie from Land o’ Lakes. At first glance I thought the recipe was just a... Read More » The post European Style Butter Chocolate Chip appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Pure vanilla is one of the best flavors around, but adding a little honey makes a good thing better. Case in point, this honey vanilla ice cream. Not only does the honey add a hint of flavor, it enhances the ice cream’s texture. Unlike some homemade ice creams that are great on day 1 but... Read More » The post Honey Vanilla Ice Cream appeared first on Cookie Madness.
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:40 pm
    It was such an early spring and summer, and the weather has been so warm, that my basil is doing wonderfully well. I had to use some of it, so I thought I'd share the two easy recipes, a spread and a salad dressing, that I came up with-- both use a whole cup of fresh basil leaves, packed down.PS: We had the basil dressing on our whole-meal lunch salad toda. The salad was comprised of home-grown freshly-picked lettuce with snap peas, oven-broiled Crispy Tofu (or B of T- recipe at the end of this post but this time I crisped it under the broiler instead of sautéing in a skillet);…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    My late mother-in-law, Ruth Stuhr Clark, was very fond of Hot German Potato Salad,which I had never heard of before I married her son, my late husband Wayne Clark. It just wasn't part of my mother's culinary repertoire. Ruth was half Irish and half German and from a very large family, so I'm sure she grew up with this tasty and economical dish, which utilized leftover cooked potatoes, with little bits of ham or bacon-- a good meal-stretcher!Southern German Potato Salad ("Kartoffelsalat") is one of a number of warm (or room temperature) potato salads from various European, Balkan, Middle…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    14 Jun 2015 | 5:03 pm
    My husband isn't crazy about quinoa.  I often cook it half-and-half with bulgur wheat because he likes it better that way.  But last night I made a recipe that I had devised back in 2008 for my old newsletter.  It seemed like the perfect dish to accompany cutlets from my book "World Vegan Feast", topped with my low-fat vegan version of the Peruvian Salsa de Mani-- a creamy peanut sauce spiced up with aji amarillo (a Peruvian yellow chile pepper). He loved it-- success!I hope you'll enjoy this pilaf as much as we did.Printable CopyBRYANNA'S GREEN AND GOLD QUINOA-VEGETABLE…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    28 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    "Not quite a doughnut and not quite a popover, an ebelskiver ( pronounced "able-skeever") is a light, puffy, filled pancake cooked in a special pan on the stovetop."  And, I might add, no oven is necessary and no frying is involved!Aebelskivers (the more common spelling) are Danish pancakes cooked in a special pan with deep, round cavities so that they emerge as small "puffs", or "balls", which are traditionally filled with an apple slice, or, more recently,applesauce or jam, and dusted with confectioner’s sugar. The round shape…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    23 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    This is the time of year that I switch from making soup several times a week to making hearty full-meal salads with whole grains, potatoes, pasta and noodles, or sweet potatoes, with beans or tofu or other vegan protein and lots of vegetables (and sometimes fruit-- fresh or dried-- and nuts).  This ensures that we have something ready-made, nutritious and tasty in the refrigerator at all times for quick meals or snacks.These recipes are two that we have enjoyed recently-- one an old favorite, and one new, made up to utilize what I had in the freezer and fridge.NOTE: About Szechuan chili…
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  • Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Anyone up for shrimp on a stick? Grilled, slathered with garlic butter, and sprinkled with chives, these big beautiful prawns are perfect party food for a backyard cookout. Continue reading "Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers" »
  • Apricot Cherry Galette

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:41 pm
    What I look forward to most in the summer? Stone fruit! We have trees, our neighbors have trees, and when the fruit on a tree ripens, it usually ripens all at once, setting up a flurry of activity. We eat (more like gorge on) the fresh fruit, make pies and cobblers, and freeze, dry, and can whatever’s left. Apricots and cherries come into season about this time, early summer, which is a great excuse to pair them in a rustic tart such as this one. Continue reading "Apricot Cherry Galette" »
  • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

    27 Jun 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Flank steak is a lean, somewhat tough but flavorful cut of beef that benefits from the tenderizing effects of a marinade. It is best cooked medium rare and thinly sliced at an angle across the grain of the meat. Prepared this way, marinated, cooked quickly at high heat, thinly sliced, flank steak practically melts in your mouth. This recipe calls for grilling the steak, but if you don’t have a grill, you can prepare the steak on a large cast iron frying pan as well. Continue reading "Grilled Marinated Flank Steak" »
  • Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Hot days are here! Today we are cooling off with a crisp watermelon salad with a southwestern flair. It’s sort of a spin off of a classic watermelon salad with feta and mint, but with cotija instead of feta, and cilantro in place of the mint. Continue reading "Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime" »
  • Plum Cobbler

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:38 pm
    My parents are blessed with several plum trees whose fruit all seem to ripen within a couple week period in the summer. When that happens? We’re raining plums. Every spare counter is filled with shallow trays and plums arranged in a single layer. Continue reading "Plum Cobbler" »
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  • Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Thai Flavors (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    It's the first day of a brand new month, which usually means I'll be sharing one of my round-up of 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from the previous month. But I'm pretty sure most people aren't thinking about low-carb menu planning on the week of July 4th, so we'll get back to that after the holiday!Plus in Utah it's hot, hot, hot, with temperatures still hovering around 100F for five days straight now, and that kind of weather can really make you appreciate a cooling dish like this Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Thai Flavors. I actually made this salad…
  • Lentil Salad with Green Olives, Red Bell Pepper, Green Onion, and Herbs (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    If you're looking for a slightly unusual salad for a picnic or holiday pot-luck, try this Lentil Salad with Green Olives, Red Bell Pepper, Green Onion, and Greek Oregano.Last night I got home from Chicago, where I had fun attending Eat Write Retreat, hanging out with my friend Stephanie, eating at some favorite spots like Greek Islands and Frontera Grill, and meeting some food bloggers that I'd known online but hadn't met in person. While I was gone Salt Lake has been having a heat wave, with temperatures hovering around 100F for a few days now, so cold dishes like this Lentil…
  • Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    Make "noodles" from zucchini and use them for this Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad; so deliciously healthy and low-carb!(For Friday Flashbacks I feature past recipes that have been my personal favorites, and this Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad has all my favorite pasta salad flavors in a low-carb and gluten-free version made with zucchini noodles.  Zucchini season is here again; enjoy!)When I posted Three Ways to Make Noodles from Zucchini and Other Vegetables, I promised to share some new recipes using the noodles, and I've made this Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad…
  • Quick and Easy BLT Salad (Low-Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    When you need a quick lunch or pot-luck salad, this Quick and Easy BLT Salad will hit the spot!By the time you read this I'll be headed for Chicago, where I'll be attending Eat Write Retreat as well as exploring a few Chicago restaurants with my real-life and blogging friend Stephanie. I'm scheduling a few recipes to post while I'm gone, starting with this Quick and Easy BLT Salad that I made recently with Kara. We gobbled up the salad, and both of us loved how much bacon flavor we could get with only a small amount of crumbled bacon. Because, bacon!Click to continue reading
  • Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    I think Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan is a great vegetable side dish for any summer holiday celebration.It's Father's Day, a day that's definitely full of mixed emotions for me.  On the one hand, it makes me miss my amazing dad even more than usual, and I'm sure anyone who's lost their father understands how Father's Day won't ever be the same. But on the other hand, there are so many great fathers in the second generation of my family, and I love celebrating the day with some of them.Today I'll be going to a family Father's Day celebration and I'm…
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  • Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Hot days are here! Today we are cooling off with a crisp watermelon salad with a southwestern flair. It’s sort of a spin off of a classic watermelon salad with feta and mint, but with cotija instead of feta, and cilantro in place of the mint. Continue reading "Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime" »
  • Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

    21 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    In my parent’s garden, there lives The Beast, a 5 foot tall zucchini plant that puts out 2 full-sized zucchinis a day. Even with all the great zucchini recipes we have, it’s hard for three people to consume 14 zucchini a week. (There’s also a pattypan squash plant.) So around this time of year I’m always looking for ways to use up my overflowing vegetable drawer of zucchini. Continue reading "Zucchini Breakfast Casserole" »
  • New Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

    19 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    My father is a connoisseur of potato salads. Anything potato actually. Just add it to the list along with pork, sauerkraut, and rhubarb. (It’s the Minnesota German in him.) So no surprise when we sent him home with some of this sour cream dill potato salad that he came back the next day asking for more! Continue reading "New Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Dill" »
  • Kale Caesar Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing

    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Everyone loves a good caesar salad. It’s all about the garlic, the parmesan, the crisp romaine lettuce, and crunchy garlicky croutons, right? Well, try adding some fresh kale leaves to your caesar next time! You don’t have to replace all the romaine with kale. In fact, an equal amount of each is just right in our opinion. You get the green goodness that is kale along with the cool crispness of the romaine, the best of both worlds. Continue reading "Kale Caesar Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing" »
  • Strawberry Arugula Quinoa Salad

    19 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    When I first encountered strawberries in a green salad years ago I didn’t quite know what to make of it. They’re red, but they’re not tomatoes, what are they doing there? One bite and I was a convert! Strawberries are juicy, tart, and sweet and make a playful addition to salads of all kinds, including a quinoa salad. Continue reading "Strawberry Arugula Quinoa Salad" »
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  • oven ribs, even better

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    As I’ve already admitted, I’m a boring preggo. No crazy dreams, sobbing at diaper commercials, middle of the night ice cream binges, pickle benders, sheesh, about the only thing I’ve ever gotten downright stereotypical about — eh, aside from months of frenetic nesting as evidenced by a gardening frenzy, walls! freezer stash and perhaps a few hasty furniture purchases — was when my husband came home from the store without the requested watermelon. How could he! Watermelon is edible air conditioning. It might be the only reason I’ve survived the summer thus…
  • chocolate chunk granola bars

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    As I shuffle towards the finish line of this family-expansion project we began so long ago that it’s become a running joke* there are days when I honestly do not understand why human beings need to gestate beyond 37 weeks. I mean, pretty much the minute the doctor estimated this kid to be 6 pounds, I concluded “it’s cooked! It can come out now, right?” and imagined our 4th of July, baby snuggled in wrap, beer in one hand, medium-rare burger in the other and, lo, it sounded pretty grand to me. Because, of course, we know from experience that’s exactly what the…
  • herbed summer squash pasta bake

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    One of the things I’ve first-world struggled with since the beginning of this incubation period is a lack of appetite. Of course, there’s the glib side of me — great for managing weight gain! why “eat for two” if you can eat for half?! — but mostly, it’s a bummer. I thought that after the first trimester nausea passed, I’d be good to go and yes, I’m back to eating regular meals, but my enthusiasm has only returned in short bursts. Sure, I’ve shamelessly consumed all matter of crispy eggs with soy sauce, sesame oil and chile flakes…
  • strawberry cheesecake ice cream pie

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    Sure, there’s nothing glamorous about carrying a watermelon, so to speak, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I rather enjoy many parts of being pregnant. For example, you get to wear elastic-waist pants all the time. Your hair gets really thick and shiny; I mean, sure, it doesn’t last but if this is as close as I’m going to get in my lifetime to my Pantene Moment, you’d better believe I’m going to revel in it. It’s so very wrong, but I even secretly enjoy the soft bigotry of low expectations as literally nothing I admit — that…
  • strawberry cornmeal griddle cakes

    11 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    Somewhere it is written, or it is now, that if your mom is a gazillion (cough, 35 weeks and 4 days, not that anyone is counting) weeks pregnant and she is the one that under ideal circumstances provides you with dinner, sooner or later that dinner is going to be breakfast pancakes with a side of bacon. You probably won’t mind. ... Read the rest of strawberry cornmeal griddle cakes on © smitten kitchen 2006-2012. | permalink to strawberry cornmeal griddle cakes | 164 comments to date | see more: Breakfast, Pancakes, Photo, Strawberries, Summer
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  • Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Anyone up for shrimp on a stick? Grilled, slathered with garlic butter, and sprinkled with chives, these big beautiful prawns are perfect party food for a backyard cookout. Continue reading "Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers" »
  • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

    27 Jun 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Flank steak is a lean, somewhat tough but flavorful cut of beef that benefits from the tenderizing effects of a marinade. It is best cooked medium rare and thinly sliced at an angle across the grain of the meat. Prepared this way, marinated, cooked quickly at high heat, thinly sliced, flank steak practically melts in your mouth. This recipe calls for grilling the steak, but if you don’t have a grill, you can prepare the steak on a large cast iron frying pan as well. Continue reading "Grilled Marinated Flank Steak" »
  • Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts

    28 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    I’ve recently been cooking my way through some of the older recipe on Simply Recipes and came across this gem—Moroccan spiced grilled chicken breasts. It’s a winner! Continue reading "Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts" »
  • Easy Grilled Salmon

    20 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    With warmer weather comes grilling season and one of the easiest and healthiest foods you can prepare on a grill, gas or charcoal, is salmon. There is a trick to grilling salmon though, that once you know will transform your success with grilling this fish forever. The secret? Continue reading "Easy Grilled Salmon" »
  • Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup

    Garrett McCord
    13 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    This Chinese egg drop soup from my friend and guest contributor Garrett McCord couldn’t be easier! It takes no more than 20 minutes to make start to finish, and is perfect for a quick, healthy meal. ~Elise In college one of the dishes I relied on was my own version of egg drop soup. It was simple, tasty, comforting and (most importantly) budget friendly. As I started to make it more and more I began to notice that friends started to drop by for dinner with increasing frequency. This was fine as all I had to do was add a bit more chicken stock and soy sauce and toss in another beaten…
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  • Strawberry Milk

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Kids love it! The strawberry sauce can also be used over pancakes or yogurt. -- posted by Jen in Victoria, BC
  • Red White and Blueberry Popsicles

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Homemade Red White and Blueberry Popsicles (or Bomb Pops) with coconut milk, berries, and a touch of honey. A healthy dessert for the Fourth of July! -- posted by Elana's Pantry
  • Pavlova

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Classic Kiwi pavlova, slightly adapted from the Edmond's cook book. -- posted by Pimpie92
  • Glazed Doughnuts

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Simple doughnut recipe, can be glazed with desired topping. -- posted by Pimpie92
  • Camper - Less S'mores

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:18 pm
    S'mores without the campfire? Yes please! Not only do these not require tromping outside at dusk with the blackflies and mosquitoes, but they're also seasonless - if you have graham crackers, chocolate and egg whites on hand and the butane topped up, nothing is stopping you from enjoying a little Summer at Christmastime! -- posted by YummySmellsca
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Chili’s(tm) Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    Today’s secret recipe is for one of my guilty pleasures from the menu at Chili’s.  I love the honey chipotle chicken crispers.  These fried chicken tenders are nice and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  Tossed in a tangy honey-chipotle sauce that has a great balance of sweet and spicy flavors.  Serve with fries and corn on the cob to complete your meal. You can also find a great selection of Chili’s recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Secrets To Heartburn & Acid Reflux Relief Free video presentation reveals…
  • Crudo’s Squid Ink Risotto

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe comes from Crudo in Phoenix, Arizona.  At Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell has an imaginative menu of Italian inspired small plates. One of the signature dishes at Crudo is the squid ink risotto.  This tasty risotto dish is dyed black with natural squid ink and is topped with pickled chiles.  Squid ink is available at gourmet markets, seafood stores and online here. We have some more delicious risotto recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 5 Memory-Killing Foods You Should NEVER Eat Free video reveals how to improve your memory and…
  • Grilled Portabello Mushroom Sandwich

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    The weekend is here and I have some tasty new recipes (below) for you to enjoy.  These restaurant quality dishes are easy to prepare.  First I have a flavorful secret recipe for a grilled portabello mushroom sandwich. This recipe is only one of the delicious sandwich recipes featured in the “Great Sandwiches” recipe book.  In this book, you will find an incredible collection of both traditional and unique sandwich recipes that are sure to please. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this entire cookbook with their membership.  If you’re interested in joining the club,…
  • McDonald’s(tm) McChicken

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    Today’s secret recipe will show you how to make one of the tasty sandwiches served at McDonald’s.  The McChicken sandwich has perfectly crispy chicken with shredded iceberg lettuce and a special sauce on a toasted bun.  Enjoy these sandwiches for lunch, dinner or even a snack. You can easily make your own McChicken sauce for this sandwich by following this recipe on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This Food DAMAGES Your Digestion… Free video reveals how this food damages your intestines and the top 4 insider secrets to rid your…
  • Morton’s the Steakhouse Porter House Steak

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe comes Morton’s The Steakhouse.  With more than 70 locations, Morton’s is known for the best prime steak anywhere.  In addition to the amazing steaks on the menu, they serve a delicious selection of appetizers, sides and seafood dishes. With the summer grilling season upon us, you can use this secret recipe to prepare a Morton’s quality steak with au jus at home.  The secret to a perfect steak is letting the meat rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and cooking on a very hot grill. We have a fantastic collection of steak recipes…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • How To Cook A Perfect NY Strip Steak

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The secret to a perfectly cooked steak is a really hot pan and making sure the meat is at room temperature.  The recipe below will show you how to make a restaurant quality steak at home. 12-oz. NY strip steak (about 1 inch thick) kosher salt fresh cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 sprig of thyme 1 garlic clove, crushed Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.  Pat dry on both sides with a paper towel. Season the steak with salt and black pepper on all sides. Heat a heavy cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot.  Add oil to pan…
  • Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    3 pounds small red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon thyme Salt & black pepper Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Place whole potatoes on a rimmed baking dish. Pour 3/4 cup water into pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool for about 10 minutes. Toss potatoes with half of olive oil. Smash potatoes with bottom of a drinking glass. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Season with thyme and salt & black pepper. Bake for 40 more minutes. Serves 4
  • Risotto with Peas & Ham

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    If you’ve never made risotto before, this is a great recipe to start with.  It’s pretty easy to make and is a great dish to impress someone with.  You could also get creative by using asparagus instead of peas for a great alternative.  Don’t forget the lemon zest, it adds a nice brightness to the dish. 1 1/2 cups arborio rice 6 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 garlic cloves 4 tablespoons butter 1 leek, thinly sliced and rinsed well (white and light green parts only) 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups fresh or frozen peas (thawed) 8 ounces thickly sliced deli ham, cut into…
  • Tender Stout Pot Roast

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:39 pm
    I made this stout pot roast for dinner and was blown away by how great it came out.  The meat came out so tender, with nice pieces of carrots and onion in a rich sauce.  Serve over egg noodles.  I prepared this with Victory Storm King Stout but you can use your favorite stout in this dish. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 6 large carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces 3 celery stalks, cut into 1 inch pieces 2 white onions, cut into quarters 1 (4 lbs) chuck roast, well marbled 1 to 2 tablespoons Kosher salt 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons flour 12 ounces stout beer 2…
  • Blooming Onion Bread

    19 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    Found this video recipe and this blooming onion bread looks amazing! Check out the video below: Bloomin' Onion Bread, so gooey so tempting! (via Home Cooking Adventure) Full video and recipe here: by Tastemade on Saturday, May 16, 2015
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • 4th of July Special: Red, White & Blueberry Grilled Chicken!

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    These colors don’t run, but they do stain, so I recommend eating this delicious, red, white and blueberry chicken outdoors, preferably at some type of 4th of July barbecue. While the Independence Day wordplay was very much intentional, this grilled chicken is no gimmick. Smoky, spicy meats have been paired with sweet-and-sour, fruit-based sauces since we’ve had cooks, so that this combo works beautifully is no big surprise. And yes, other juicy fruit like peaches, or other berries will work nicely. Like I said in the video, I made my spice rub extra hot, so I could really take advantage…
  • Sweet Potato Buns – Great for Burgers, and Learning How to Bake Without Fear

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    Not only does adding sweet potatoes to a burger bun make it more nutritious, delicious, and significantly more beautiful, but it also presents the perfect opportunity to get pass your flour amount phobia, and finally be able to make dough by feel. Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from someone whose dough was way too wet, or dry, and I always think the same thing; why would you stop? Some actually tell me they had to throw out the whole batch, which is insane. Your dough’s too wet? Add some flour. Too dry? Add some water. No matter how exact a recipe is written, you simply can’t…
  • Teriyaki Burgers and a Sweet Potato Bun Tease

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Your classic teriyaki burger is usually nothing more than a plain patty, which has been glazed in teriyaki sauce; and by “teriyaki sauce,” I mean a thick, one-dimensional syrup made from sugar, soy, and MSG. If you’re enjoying your third pint at a sports bar, these work out just fine, but good luck adapting them for your next cookout. Here we’re using a different, drier approach, and adding the key teriyaki flavorings to the ground meat. This gives us a burger or slider with the taste of teriyaki, without having to deal with a sauce. This recipe should work no matter the cooking…
  • Butter Puff Biscuit Dough – Faster, Easier, and Not Great for Shortcake

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:56 am
    As promised, this is the puff pastry-like dough I used in the apple roses video, and while not exactly “ quick and easy,” this was definitely quicker and easier. Just don’t try and make strawberry shortcake with this stuff. I wanted to use this dough as the centerpiece of our strawberry shortcake video, but unfortunately the cold pastry was way too hard to cut with a spoon, and so I ended up using a much more traditional, and user-friendly biscuit.   That aside, as a puff pastry substitute, I think this was a huge success. Hopefully, you saw this in action in the apple roses…
  • Chef John’s "Sunset" Michelada – I Only Refer to Myself in the 3rd Person When I Drink

    19 Jun 2015 | 3:33 pm
    About halfway through this video production for how to make a Michelada, I realized I was getting paid to drink beer, which made the experience that much more enjoyable, and that’s saying a lot. This spicy, savory, tangy, amazingly refreshing beer-based cocktail is considered one of the best hot-weather, adult beverages ever. I’ve heard it described as “Bloody Mary meets Mimosa,” which makes me never want to go to brunch again, but it’s also kind of accurate. While that may not sound like something you would enjoy, most people do, and very much so. And the hotter it is, the more…
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    Around Mom's Kitchen Table

  • Farmhouse Kitchen Decor: Roosters and Chickens

    Linda Sue
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the most attractive kitchen themes, in my opinion, is the farmhouse roosters and chickens theme décor.A huge variety of kitchen items, from cookie jars to curtains to bowls to dishware to cutting boards are available to fit this theme, making it easy to decorate to your hearts content.My daughter's kitchen has lots of rooster decorations. When she moved into her house, we gave her kitchen curtains that prominently displayed roosters and sunflowers.She is especially fond of her rooster cookie jar. This theme goes really well with her light yellow walls, but a kitchen painted in…
  • Ginsu Knives Cutlery Set

    Linda Sue
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ginsu Knives: Long Lasting Kitchen Cutlery SetThe first ever commercial for Ginsu kitchen cutlery set knives aired in 1978. I remember my dad shaking his head and saying there had to be a trick to it.As a knife collector and sharpener, in addition to his carpentry skills, Dad just didn't believe the blades would hold an edge well enough to cut a tomato after being used to hack at a tree limb.However, over the intervening years, the Ginzu reputation for quality has continued to grow.These days, the old familiar black handled knives are still available, but Ginsu also has nice selection of…
  • Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

    Linda Sue
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The recipe for today is a quick chicken chow mein recipe. No, it is not a traditional dish made the traditional way, but it takes less than an hour from start to finish, which is the guide I use for all but the most important meals of the year.I was privileged in 1995 to attend a training workshop in a retired dietician's home. She was teaching a group of young wives how to make budget wise meals for their families. One of the most important things I took from her lessons was that the same ingredients can be used in different ways to make so many different dishes. For instance, take the…
  • Ranch Style Chicken Casserole Recipe

    Linda Sue
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    My mother-in-law, Mamaw (Dorothy Pogue), was a great cook. The entire family often gathered at her house on Sunday afternoons for dinner and dominoes. She had several recipes that were enjoyed by her family, but the Ranch Style Chicken Casserole recipe was a favorite of everyone.I have no idea where the recipe came from originally, or if she came up with it herself.  My family loves it, and I was happy she shared it with me. We lost Mamaw in April 2008. This recipe brings her back to our minds when we serve it.For this casserole, Mamaw would cook a full chicken and bone it. I…
  • Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe

    Linda Sue
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    My family loves chicken and chicken casseroles. That's good, because a little chicken can feed a lot of people when you use it in a casserole. One of our favorite dishes is my Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo recipe.I have taken this to covered dish dinners, and I seldom have any to bring home. Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe1 can chunk chicken1 (15 to 16 oz.) jar alfredo sauce2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese1 package egg noodles1 tbsp. minced garlic (optional)1/2 sweet onion, chopped very fine (optional)1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated  Cook noodles according to package…
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  • Eight of My Favorite Summer Salads

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    It’s hot outside! In an effort to keep my temperature down, I’m looking for salads for dinner.  It occurred to me, that I’ve created quite a few, so I thought I’d revisit some of them myself and then I had the idea to share them with you – I mean, I can’t expect everyone to root through my recipes, over and over again, right? So here are eight of my favorite summer salads.   Roasted Stone Fruit and Arugula Summer Salad I created this for a contest and guess what!  It won Judges Choice!  It’s delicious and tangy sweet, using in season stone…
  • Roasted Potato, Cucumber and Parsley Pasta Salad

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Bear with me folks. You’re just going to have to trust me on this one.  Until you try it for yourself, that is. I opened the fridge today to see what was available and surprise!  There wasn’t much.  We had cucumbers, potatoes, and celery that needed to be used – so here’s what we did. Two pounds of rotini a huge bag of potatoes five cloves of garlic two cucumbers quite a bit of celery a bunch of parsley extra virgin olive oil white balsamic vinegar one large shallot salt and pepper Line a baking sheet with foil and set the oven for 400*. Wash and dry the potatoes…
  • Applebee’s In Ocala

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:12 am
    My daughter has been obsessed with the commercial for Applebee’s and the free french fry refills (we love fries). So last Sunday, we were looking for someplace to go for dinner when we remembered the commercial that had us longing for crispy fries. We drove over to Applebee’s and were surprised when we walked in – the entire place had been remodeled.  It still has the same areas, but there were lovely banquettes in the bar area as well as the hightops that I love.  We got a table and started to look over the completely redesigned menu and I have to say, we were overwhelmed…
  • Roasted Potatoes with Spicy Rice, Peas and Corn

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    It’s been cold and dreary here, I think I’ve mentioned it recently.   A hearty meal of roasted potatoes with spicy rice, peas and corn is very welcome – the heat from some serranos make this a great meal to end this horrible cold with.  Satisfying, spicy, crunchy and delicious! 1 5 lb. bag of potatoes, washed and chopped into small pieces 5 cloves of garlic, minced 5 serranos chiles chopped (I left the ribs and seeds in for maximum heat – you decide what’s best for you) 5 small which onions peeled and quartered 2 cups uncooked rice of your choosing one bag…
  • Spicy Cabbage and Potato Soup

    9 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    It’s that time of year… You know, when everyone you know has some sort of ailment or another.  Well, I got hit with a bug and I knew just what I needed.  Fortunately a friend has some surplus garden bounty that she brought over and I made an incredible, satisfying, spicy, soup.  It’s the kind of soup that helps you breathe better.  You really don’t need to measure much here – just taste and adjust until you’re happy with it. Excuse the quality of some of the pictures, and keep in mind that I was not feeling well. Here’s what I did. Two heads green…
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  • Basil-Cucumber Gin Cooler

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    With the holiday weekend coming, if you're looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! Made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer, it's light and summery and perfect to serve at your next party.This cocktail recipe is from a great new book I just got, 150-Calorie Cocktails; All Natural Drinks and Snacks. Filled with lots of great cocktails I plan on trying this summer as well as tips on how to make a low calorie cocktail. Some tips include choosing a lower-proof liquor,…
  • Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    Summer zucchini hollowed out and stuffed with lean Italian chicken sausage, then topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. You guys are going to love these!With zucchini season in full bloom, I thought I would revive these low-carb favorites from the archives because they are one of my absolute summer favorites! One boat fills me up, but you can enjoy two and still keep it at around 300 calories. I love Polly-O part-skim mozzarella because it melts beautifully as you can see in the photo. I'm pretty picky about my Italian sausage, but I love al fresco's sweet Italian chicken…
  • Lemon and Ginger Ice Pops

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
     Keep cool this summer with these mouth-puckering pops! If you love contrasting sensations of sour, sweet and spicy, you'll love these ice pops. My five year old is a lemon lover and she really enjoyed them, but found the ginger a little too spicy for her palette so next time I make them I may do half without, but my husband loved these and asked me to make them again.These are slightly adapted from the Ice Pops! Cookbook, lots of fun ideas for the summer in this book. I followed the recipe exact but cut back on the sugar a little. You could honestly sweeten them with whatever you…
  • Seaside Florida, A Hidden Gem

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    I love it when business and pleasure collide and that's exactly how I spent a weekend in Seaside Florida (the popular Northwest Florida beach community that is best known as the location for the film The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey) a few weeks back.  Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

    27 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    A heavenly mixed berry trifle made with summer fresh blueberries, strawberries, white chocolate pudding, angle foods cake and whipped cream.This is an oldie, but very popular on Skinnytaste. With the fourth of July coming up next weekend, and all things red white and blue I'm sharing this from the archives.Using store bought angel foods cake makes this quick and easy to prepare and no need to heat up the kitchen, but you can use a box mix or make it from scratch if you prefer, whatever you decide this will still be fabulous! Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • Dazzling food and complex business logistics at Dodger Stadium

    Erika Kerekes
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Once a year the Los Angeles Dodgers invite food bloggers like me to visit Dodger Stadium, sample the new menu items from the stadium's ever-improving concession stands, and take in a game. I've been lucky enough to be on the list twice now, and it's one of my favorite events of the year. The food at Dodger Stadium, where Executive Chef Jason Tingley is in charge of all the kitchens, seems to
  • Truffled white bean puree

    Erika Kerekes
    22 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Photo: Lynne Hemer, Cook and Be Merry I'm often in need of a quick, elegant hors d'oeuvre to keep guests busy and on the other side of the counter while I'm finishing dinner preparations in the kitchen. I like this truffled white bean puree because it's simple, I can make it ahead, and it's an unusual combination that raises the eyebrows a bit. You could serve it with crackers or toasted
  • 5-minute cucumber salad

    Erika Kerekes
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Today I'm sharing with you my 5-minute cucumber salad - a side dish for days when you need to get some vegetables on the table and there's no way in hell you're actually going to have time to cook anything. (Just to be clear, that's 5 minutes of active time. It does need to sit and marinate for at least 5 minutes at room temperature, or 20 minutes in the refrigerator.) Peeling, seeding and
  • Deviled eggs with duck skin "cracklins"

    Erika Kerekes
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    My younger son, a newly minted teenager, knows what he likes and wants what he wants. And this week what he wants are deviled eggs. I believe in turning out self-sufficient young men who can feed themselves - and a dozen of their friends, too. So I taught him how to make deviled eggs. He has now made three batches on his own. Well, two and a half. The first time he didn't let the eggs come
  • Glazed salmon fillets with Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup

    Erika Kerekes
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    When I first created my Not Ketchup fruit ketchups, I really only thought about using them on meat. Burgers, steak, chicken, sausages, lamb chops, pork chops, ribs. Meaty meat. But after spending a lot of time at Santa Monica Seafood - the best retail seafood market, wholesale seafood distributor and seafood cafe in southern California, and an enthusiastic supporter of Not Ketchup from the
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    Lite Bite

  • Recipe |Sorghum Pilaf aka Jowar Ghoogri – And life goes on

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:33 am
    “Secure your dreams for they are the wings of your soul” Bianca Bower. What do you do when you are caught in the hectic happenings of the week? The never-ending household grind, grocery shopping, dropping and picking children from school, driving daughter from one corner of the city to other for sports & music classes in evening, dropping son for his evening extra classes, organizing for shoots and then squeezing time in between to manage this blog. Well, in reality there’s not much I can do about it but to vent my feelings and anger in every other…
  • Recipe | Sorghum Patties and Jowar ki Keech

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    Continued from here. I was delighted to find a new organic store opened close to my house loaded with many unusual food products I would love to cook with. I bought a few packets of red Sorghum (jowar) and sweet smelling pure cane sugar or as they call it sucanat (which stands for sugar cane natural). The red Sorghum has harder skin and more nutty taste than the white grain and takes a little longer to cook. These nutty grains combine beautifully with both savory and sweet recipes. The cooked Sorghum grain comes handy to make a quick and filling snack (Patties, Ghoogri, kathi rolls),…
  • Recipe & Food Styling | Eggless Mango Semolina Squares

    sanjeeta kk
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:54 am
    It has been 7 years already, the kind of euphoria that Lite Bite is creating, year after year is beyond words. Lately I have been so wrapped up in constant outdoor photo-shoots and family commitments that this online baby is completely neglected. But then, it never ceases to surprise me any less. Lite Bite is listed in the ‘Indian Top Blog’ List‘ of 2015  yet again….Lite Bite was already on the list of Top food bloggers on rediff and Awesomecuisine in 2013-14…some good online karmas I suppose Hmm…on a happy note, here is a snippet of one another fun-filled…
  • Recipes | Two Indian Curries with Mango – Colours of my childhood

    sanjeeta kk
    30 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    I did my first few years of primary schooling in a small town called Zawar Mines, in Rajasthan. Dad was a doctor, we lived in an independent spacious bungalow surrounded by huge garden on all the three sides of our house. Mom converted the front portion into a cozy sit out. Small cement benches placed in the centre of soft and neatly manicured lawn decked with some rare and exotic varieties of flowering plants she collected from our LTC trips every year. Rest of the garden was completely dedicated to vegetables and fruits. We had two live-in house helps who helped mom in managing the garden.
  • Recipes | Cooking with Thuthuvalai – A tiny herb and a few healthy recipes

    sanjeeta kk
    8 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    ‘All good food comes with a story, and the stories need sharing as much as the food‘. “Wait, don’t keep that box for washing…taste the dish in it and tell me how is it?” asked hubby, who saw me holding and sniffing that small blue box. The tiny box and the food inside looked unfamiliar to me. “ does taste good, but what is it and how did it come in your lunch-bag?” I asked, staring at him. “My colleague KC brought this Kulambu (curry) for lunch today. I found the recipe quite interesting and asked him to pack a little for me so that you can taste and try it…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Boozy Blueberry Plum Sorbet

    Lauren Keating
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    This dreamy blueberry plum sorbet hits all the right notes: sweet, sour, floral, and bitter. It’s made with fresh summer fruit and sweetened with half sugar and half honey for the best flavor and texture. When I saw that this month the Progressive Eats group was skipping dinner and heading straight for dessert with an ice cream social, it took me about 3 seconds to decide what to make: I’ve been dreaming about blueberry plum sorbet for ages. (Keep reading for our full menu!) I always add a splash of alcohol to my ice creams and sorbets, since it keeps them from getting to icy in…
  • Spiralized Seame Carrot Salad

    Lauren Keating
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Carrots stand in for seaweed in this refreshing, Asian-inspired salad. Serve it with hoisin glazed chicken kebabs or pack it in a basket with my favorite ham + asparagus picnic sandwiches. Last summer, Shawn and I stopped by the co-op for a picnic dinner and I impulsively grabbed a container of sesame carrot salad. I can’t remember what else I ate that night, but the carrot salad is permanently seared into my memory – it was so good! Of course I had to recreate it at home. This easy recipe has a lot of the same flavors as seaweed salad (one of my favorites!), with carrots standing…
  • Raspberry and Coconut Cake with Greek Yogurt

    Lauren Keating
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    This time of year, it seems like there’s always something to celebrate. Memorial Day, Father’s Day, birthdays – even just casual summer nights spent grilling on the deck can suddenly take on a celebratory feel. And what celebration is complete without cake to top it off? None that I want to be a part of. This raspberry coconut cake is perfect to have around for these occasions. It’s big so, unless you have a large gathering, it will last for a while. It’s one of those cakes that just seems to get better and better as it sits. And, since it’s made with…
  • Blueberry Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Pops

    Lauren Keating
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Sweet-tart blueberry rhubarb frozen yogurt breakfast pops, naturally sweetened with maple syrup, are my answer to hot summer mornings. My first apartment after college was a half mile away from the nearest metro stop. I didn’t think twice about the distance when I signed my lease, but I also had no idea how hot and sticky DC summers could be. During the summer months, that walk was brutal. In an effort to beat the heat, I started making frozen yogurt breakfast pops that I could enjoy on my way. I’ve made them in a ton of different flavors and with cereal or granola mixed in, but I…
  • Farro Salad with Creamy Vidalia Poppyseed Dressing

    Lauren Keating
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Picnic-perfect farro salad is studded with juicy peaches, cucumbers, and frizzled onions and tossed with creamy Vidalia Poppyseed dressing. It’s great as a side dish, but it’s also hearty enough to enjoy as as your main course. Last week, I finished my culinary program‘s unit on pantry staples. It was all about sauces, stocks, dressings, and quick pickles. More than any other unit so far, it really made me want to get in the kitchen!  I spent the weekend making vegetable stock, marinara sauce, and an amazing cashew bechamel that I’ll use to make creamed spinach later…
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    Pots and Frills

  • Cauliflower in a Herbs and Mustard Sauce

    Pots and Frills
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:55 pm
    When I am in Poland I like my cauliflower to be cooked and served in a traditional Polish way, sprinkled with fried breadcrumbs and accompanied by a tomato and onion salad. But this dish tastes best in Poland where cauliflower and tomatoes taste different than here. So whenever I make a cauliflower here, I am always looking for a recipe that is not similar to that Polish dish. Since this is a high season for a locally grown cauliflower I have been buying it more often at my local farmers market. Besides the traditional white ones, now they also come in yellow and purple varieties, which look…
  • Parmesan Cream

    Pots and Frills
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:44 pm
    I found very similar recipes for this cream in both Italian and French cuisine books. They seemed rather simple to make, especially if you are familiar with the bain marie method, and looked very delicious. Both recipes called for almost the same ingredients although the Italian was richer because of the heavy whipping cream, and the French was richer in eggs but lighter on cream. Just by reading of all the nice ingredients of this recipe I imagined that it could taste really nice so recently, when I bought a big chunk of genuine Italian Parmesan, I thought it was good time to experiment with…
  • Lemon-Wine Mousse with Berries

    Pots and Frills
    31 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    This light mousse is a perfect dessert for hot days. Very light and not too sour but, at the same time, almost spicy from the wine, this mousse can be served alone just with a delicate cookie. It can be also served with any berries. It goes great with strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries, or all of them mixed together. I made it this mousse last week and finished it with sweet raspberries and blueberries. Wherever they come from, they are now at their best in our region and their taste and sweetness go nicely with the tartness of the mousse. Lemon-Wine Mousse with Berries(Six servings)…
  • Tomato Pancakes with Herbs and Goat Yogurt

    Pots and Frills
    24 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    I was raised in the culinary tradition where pancakes were always served sweet. In my quest to get to know other cuisines I have discovered that very often they are savory and can be made almost from any vegetable. My latest discoveries were pancakes made from corn and today's recipe--tomato pancakes. In a book about Greek cuisine I found out that fresh tomato pancakes are served in Santorini. I could only imagine how wonderful they can taste made from sweet ripe tomatoes and served on a hot evening with a glass of wine. The original Greek recipe is very simple and plain, easy to make. It…
  • Jerusalem Artichokes Soup

    Pots and Frills
    18 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Just before the season for Jerusalem artichokes (aka Sunchokes) ends, here is a recipe for a soup made from those artichokes. There is probably no simpler, practically, two-ingredient, and at the same time more intriguing soup. Because it is so easy I served it many times to my friends and each time I was asked for the recipe. The recipe is similar to some Italian recipes for the chestnut soup, where chestnuts are cooked with cream or milk, and turned into a purée. And that is what this sunchokes soups is too. Artichokes are cooked in milk, puréed, decorated, and the soup is ready. The…
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    Passionate About Baking

  • Product Review |Rich, creamy, delicious ice-cream. #TheRealYumm in Belgiyum

    Deeba @ PAB
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    When I took my first bite of Belgiyum, I seriously went yummmmmm. This was #TheRealYumm. For someone who often makes fruit based ice creams at home, this was a welcome break. A rather delicious one too. The play of textures is so noticeable. The crackle of the smooth Belgian chocolate coating pairs really well with roasted slivered almonds. Then the rich, creamy, luxurious French vanilla ice creams floods your mouth. Need I say more? The post Product Review |Rich, creamy, delicious ice-cream. #TheRealYumm in Belgiyum appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Product Review | Classico ‘Espresso Coffee Machine’ from Tecnora #perfectcupofcoffee

    Deeba @ PAB
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Classico 'Espresso Coffee Machine' from Tecnora is a neat machine, the colours stylish in steel and black. Sleek with classic good looks, it blended seamlessly onto my kitchen counter. It is lightweight, quick off its feet and quite simple to use. Switch it on, push a few buttons and it surprises you with how snappy it is. It's also really simple to wash up, with a handy removable drip tray. Easy clean is what I love! The post Product Review | Classico ‘Espresso Coffee Machine’ from Tecnora #perfectcupofcoffee appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking |GF Blueberry & Mango Yogurt Trifles … Mother Dairy #SummerOfHappiness #dessert #healthy

    Deeba @ PAB
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    A gluten free trifle which is light, refreshing, healthy! With the goodness of balsamic vanilla peaches & plums, the GF Blueberry & Mango Yogurt Trifles go light using Mother Dairy Fruit Yogurt instead of traditionally using cream. It's the #summerofhappiness with Mother Dairy. The post Baking |GF Blueberry & Mango Yogurt Trifles … Mother Dairy #SummerOfHappiness #dessert #healthy appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Ptasie_mleczko Cake or Birds Milk Cake … birthday cake and memories of Down Under

    Deeba @ PAB
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Ptasie_mleczko or Birds Milk Cake adaptation. With a name as intriguing as that, I quickly jotted it down as my Ukranian friend translated it out of her mothers cookbook. There is an eternal charm in handwritten recipes of times gone by, this recipe book is from the 1960's. Neat, and well explained, the recipes all written In Ukranain talk to you, explaining each step. The measures are often in glasses from the Old Soviet Union, standardised at 200ml, a measure my sweet friend continues to use as her mother once did. The post Baking | Ptasie_mleczko Cake or Birds Milk Cake ……
  • Review | Coppre … Indian traditional copperware. Reviving old traditional skills, timeless designs

    Deeba @ PAB
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    To reconstitute and revive is the Coppre promise. To breathe new life into our heritage. What a beautiful journey they've undertaken. It's no small task but look at how brilliant the beginning is. Because this is what they do best - design | craft | propagate. This will bring the spotlight back on our artisans, our craft, and our heritage. Do stop by and look at their range - everyday use, corporate gifting, wedding souveniers. It's uplifting, it's inspiring and it celebrates the revival of an almost lost art... The post Review | Coppre … Indian traditional copperware.
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    A Cornish Food Blog | Jam and Clotted Cream

  • Vanilla Yogurt Scones - Supporting South West Dairy Farmers

    Beth Sachs
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    I was asked to develop a recipe using Westcountry dairy products in support of the Support South West Dairy Farmers campaign - set up by local company Stephens Scown. I received some goodies from Rodda's and Stapleton Farm and created these light fluffy vanilla scented scones - perfect for a Cornish Cream Tea! Enjoy the sunshine and don't forget to pledge your support to the campaign by signing up on the website. VANILLA YOGURT SCONESBy Beth Sachs, 10 June 2015Ingredients350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting¼ tsp salt1 tsp baking powder85g cold butter, cut into cubes4 tbsp golden…
  • Meal Plan 1st - 7th June 2015

    Beth Sachs
    31 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Well half term flew by! We've had a couple of lovely days out - Rosemoor Gardens in Torrington and Antony House in Saltash - which the kids thoroughly enjoyed, Heidi had her 8 week immunisations and I've done some much needed gardening in between the showers!I'm keeping the meals simple this week to ease us back into the school routine. The kids are having their favourite paprika pork on Monday which they love with noodles, whilst Hubby and I are looking forward to the sticky sausage baguettes on Saturday which I'll serve with coleslaw and salad. Monday 1st JunePaprika Pork with Noodles…
  • Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake

    Beth Sachs
    28 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    Baileys recently asked me to develop a recipe using their famous whisky and cream liqueur. With the summer barbecue season nearly here I decided to make an indulgent creamy baked cheesecake to feed a crowd. This can be made a day in advance but leave off the cocoa powder and crushed Flake until just before serving.BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE RECIPEBy Beth Sachs, 28th May 2015An indulgent baked cheesecake, perfect for summer BBQ's Ingredients: for a 25cm Springform tinFor the base85g Hot melted butter14 Dark Chocolate Digestives, blitzed in a processor to crumbs For the cheesecake filling900g…
  • Wild Garlic, Mushroom and Bacon Sauce

    Beth Sachs
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:05 am
    Wild garlic is in abundance in my garden at the moment. I've already made some batches of wild garlic pestowhich are stashed in the fridge (great for a quick and easy pasta supper) but decided to make a more robust sauce for pasta using the raw leaves. I stirred the sauce through some four cheese tortellini but any type of pasta, fresh or dried would be fine.WILD GARLIC, MUSHROOM AND BACON SAUCEBy Beth Sachs, April 29th 2015A creamy garlicky sauce, perfect stirred through pasta  Ingredients 4 Rashers Smoked Bacon, chopped150g Chestnut Mushrooms, slicedHandful of Wild Garlic,…
  • Meal Plan 27th April - 3rd May 2015

    Beth Sachs
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Heidi is nearly 4 weeks old and we are slowly getting into a routine. Meals up to now have either been batch cooked from the freezer or quick simple dishes like pasta. I'm still going to keep things easy this week but really want to experiment with making a pasta sauce using some of the wild garlic in the garden - as long as she sleeps long enough! Fridays is tennis night for the older two so we've started making use of our panini press and having ham and smoked cheese panini's with lots of salad, coleslaw, crisps and dips - a really easy Friday night feast.I've been making batch after batch…
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  • American Flag Fruit Kebabs

    Better Recipes Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Celebrate America with these healthy fruit kebabs. Present this delicious dish to look like the American flag and see how much your family and friends love it. It’s quick, easy, and if there are kids around they can join in on the fun! Keep reading for the recipe… You can use any red, white, and blue fruit you like for this fun dish. Once you arrange the fruit in the shape of the flag you will see your beautiful, but very easy fruit masterpiece come together. It’s perfect for this 4th of July weekend and no one can resist foods that are arranged to look like anything, but…
  • Bold Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Better Recipes Staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    For every great party there is an equally great dip. This buffalo chicken dip is that perfect dip, that will impress all of your family and friends. Make sure you bring the recipe because people will definitely ask for it.  Serve hot with toasted French bread, tortilla chips, or veggies. Keep reading for the recipe… A much easier and less messier way to eat buffalo chicken wings this dip gives you all of the flavors you love but made easy in a crockpot! This dish is perfect for game day or even potlucks at the office. If you’re in a hurry or you need to make a dish that you…
  • Delicious Barbecued Salmon Steaks

    Better Recipes Staff
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:21 am
    Salmon is delicious, but grilled salmon is even better. Try this recipe for your 4th of July weekend and have a little more variety for your protein choices. The marinade really brings out the delicious flavor and makes the salmon grill perfectly! Eat with some grilled veggies and feel like you are on an island. If it’s too cold to grill, you can always broil the fish. Keep reading for more… Key limes, garlic, honey and balsamic vinegar make up the marinade that just completes this dish. The sweetness of the honey combined with the citrus of the limes and vinegar creates a perfect…
  • Grilled Chicken Kabobs Made Easy

    Better Recipes Staff
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    The 4th of July is this weekend, so get your grill ready for delicious food, like these delicious chicken kabobs. This recipe is quick and easy to make, which means that you can enjoy them faster! Dry chicken will no longer be an issue because the marinade is packed with the key ingredients that will keep your kabobs flavorful and juicy from the grill to your plate. Keep reading for the recipe… These kabobs are marinated in a mixture of plain yogurt, tomato paste, mustard, and garlic that just keeps the chicken from becoming too dry, all the while, keeping that great flavor. Add a few…
  • Colorful Summer Salsa

    Better Recipes Staff
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Summertime is here, so that means food dishes that are light and refreshing will be feature at many bbq parties. This salsa will go great with tortilla chips drizzled with lime flavor. The red and yellow tomatoes offer great taste as well as great flavor that is just perfect for the warm season.   Keep reading for the recipe The jalepeño peppers offer the salsa a nice spicy kick that gets cooled down quickly by the yellow tomatoes. We love that you can taste each fresh ingredient with every bite and are tempted to not double dip. Lime tortilla chips are a great addition that pairs…
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  • Crab and Celery Remoulade Wraps {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Recipe from Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome cookbook by Virginia Willis   Crab and Celery Remoulade Wraps. Photo credit: Angie Mosier   Author Virginia Willis on Crab and Celery Remoulade Wraps Rémoulade is a fairly mild classic French mayonnaise-based sauce much like tartar sauce, but in Louisiana where I grew up, they kick it up a notch with paprika and a dose of cayenne pepper. I’ve lightened up the base and included a bit of horseradish for flavor, but not too much so it won’t overpower the crab. This sauce is addictive and would be…
  • Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome {Cookbook}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome by Virginia Willis Publisher: Ten Speed Press Publication Date: March 2015 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Crab and Celery Remoulade Wraps A mouth-watering collection of classic Southern recipes for true comfort food—including chicken and gravy, slow-cooked greens, macaroni and cheese, and chocolate brownies—made lighter, healthier, and completely guilt-free. Virginia Willis is one of the most respected authorities on Southern cooking, so when she decided to lighten up her diet, she wanted to do it without sacrificing…
  • Brussels Sprouts and Petite Edibles {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Recipe from The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook: 150 Home-Grown Recipes from the Nutmeg State   Brussels Sprouts with Petite Edibles. Photo: Cooks&Books&Recipes Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee}: I adore roasted Brussels sprouts. Yes, that sounds weird, but there you have it. So as soon as I saw this recipe, there was no way I wasn’t going to make it. All I had to do was take what I already do often (roast Brussels sprouts in the oven with olive oil and garlic) but add “petite edibles.”* This recipe is courtesy of Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, established in…
  • Artisan Italian Sausage, Onion, and Kale Frittata {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Recipe from The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook: 150 Home-Grown Recipes from the Nutmeg State Italian Sausage, Onion, and Kale FrittataPhoto credit: Cooks&Books&Recipes Authors Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo, on Artisan Italian Sausage, Onion, and Kale Frittata: Serve this savory, protein-rich dish with a green salad and a crusty baguette for the perfect country lunch or dinner. Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee}: Check out the photo above. Does this look like a frittata, or does it look like a pizza? I’m a bit clueless: we cook frittatas often — maybe even every…
  • Salad of Mixed Baby Greens and Beltane Farm Goat Cheese {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Recipe from The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook: 150 Home-Grown Recipes from the Nutmeg State Salad of Mixed Baby Greens and Beltane Farm Goat Cheese. Photo credit: Oliver Parini Authors Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo, on Salad of Mixed Baby Greens and Beltane Farm Goat Cheese: This refreshing salad has a nice lingering tanginess from the goat cheese croutons. Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee}: The source for this recipe is Union League Cafe, described by the authors as “one of Connecticut’s most enduringly romantic and lavishly lauded restaurants.” Chef-owner…
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  • Cook Right And Eat Safely During The Fourth Of July Holiday

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Millions of Americans are gearing up to celebrate our country’s independence around the grill, but before you light up you will want to be sure not to send your guests home sick. Check out Cook Right And Eat Safely During The Fourth Of July Holiday on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an extensive food dictionary. Also visit FoodFeed, the largest Food Tweeting website by Food Advertising firm, Gourmet Ads.
  • Rory’s 4th Of July Feast!

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Rory’s 4th of July Feast!i’m getting into this. >> hey, welcome back. we’re here with rory. we’re going to do something you kind of don’t notice. sometimes there’s kitchen magic involved. but we’re going the make this real fast. >> we’re going the make this real time. i want to welcome you to the kitchen with me. this is our first time. andy and i are going to have a talk. we talked about him going on vacations without discussing it with me. that man. since it’s fourth of july, everybody loves the cookout. we’ll this an aged ribeye…
  • Food Truck Safety Concerns

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    The popularity of local food trucks is on the rise and so is the concern about safety of what they are serving Check out Food Truck Safety Concerns on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an extensive food dictionary. Also visit FoodFeed, the largest Food Tweeting website by Food Advertising firm, Gourmet Ads.
  • ‘Cookie Temptations’ Opens 2nd Location In Fitger’s

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    ‘Cookie Temptations’ Opens 2nd Location in Fitger’sdan>> thanks travis. diane>> good news… for all you… cookie lovers! ‘cookie tempations’…. has opened… a second location… in the fitger’s complex. this new location… offers something…. customers… have been itching… to get their… hands on. coffee! owner… jennifer young… says the… coffee industry… is new to her… but her partner… duluth coffee…. has taught… her everything… she needs to know!
  • Texas Station Marks 20th Anniversary With Big Barbecue

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    News 3’s Krystal Allan talks with Chef Richard Holland from the Feast at Texas Station, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary all month long with a kicked-up barbecue menu.164 ground meat and 165 for all poultry. those are the barbecue basics. we will talk about taking that cookout to the next level. i already had a plate of deliciousness. we have shut richard howland from texas station. priority have my plate of ribs. i can tell you right now whatever he is doing out there is amazing, krystal. krystal: we are so happy to have richard. he is a red shutout texas station. look at —…
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  • Chili and Honey Hollandaise

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    Ingredients: .25 tsp pepper 1 x bay leaf 0.5 x onion(s) 3 tbsp. white wine 300 g butter 3 x yolk(s) 1 x egg(s) .25 tsp chili powder 1.5 tbps. honey 1 tsp.  lemon juice .25 tsp salt .25 tsp white pepper Preparation: Melt the butter in a saucepan and cook off until it is clarified (this takes approx. five minutes). Skim off the foam. To make the reduction, cook the peppercorns, diced onion, and bay leaf in white wine and allow to reduce for approx. 3 minutes. Leave the reduction to stand until it is lukewarm, then beat the eggs in a bowl with 4 tbsp. of the reduction and the butter. Add…
  • Caramel Cream on Fried Apple

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    Ingredients: 1.75 cups heavy cream .5 cups caramel sauce 1 tbsp. rum 300 g flour 4 x egg(s) 2 tbsp. oil 1 cup milk 6 x apple pinch of salt 1 tsp. lemon juice pinch of  cinnamon pinch of  sugar 1 cup shortening Preparation: Put the heavy cream, caramel sauce, and rum into the 1 US pint dispenser. Screw on 1 cream charger and shake vigorously. For the Apple: Mix flour, salt, eggs, oil, and milk into a thick batter. Peel and core the apple, cut into finger-thick slices, splash with lemon juice and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Dip the apple slices in the batter and drop into hot oil.
  • Sweet Pumpkin Mousse

    23 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    Ingredients: 200 g uncooked pumpkin, cubed 1 tbsp. granulated sugar 4 x orange(s) 1 x lemon(s) .5 cups heavy cream .5 cups white couverture chocolate pinch of ground cinnamon Preparation: Squeeze the juice out of 4 x oranges. Caramelize the sugar and deglaze with orange and lemon juice. Add the pumpkin and cinnamon and simmer over a low heat for approx. 15 minutes. Puree and leave to cool. Melt the white chocolate and heavy cream over a bain-marie or in the microwave. Add the cooled pumpkin purée. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and put into a 1 us pint whipper. Screw on 1 N20…
  • Pepper Vodka (Rapid Infusion)

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    Ingredients: 1.75 cups Vodka 50 g black pepper Preparation: Grind the pepper using a mortar and pestle, and put with vodka into an dispenser.  Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake vigorously 5 times, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Afterwards quickly vent the dispenser by pressing the lever. Unscrew the head from the bottle and pour through a sieve into a glass.
  • Mango and Cream Cheese Cream

    22 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    Ingredients: .5 cups  mango puree .75 cups cream cheese, full fat .75 cups  yogurt 7 g Stevia granules 50 g powdered sugar Preparation: Stir all ingredients together to form a smooth mixture. Sweeten with Stevia if necessary (you can use either 30-35 tsp of Stevia or 50 g of powdered sugar). Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve or a fine mesh sieve into the 1 US Pint dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Shake vigorously before serving.
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  • Basil Turkey Burger Recipe

    Brandon Matzek
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Aaaaaaand I’m back. For the past couple of weeks, Jorge and I have been adventuring around Europe, including stops in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.  A big thanks to all who provided recommendations!  I’m not going to dive into our trip just yet, because I haven’t processed all the photos; however, you can find some foodie highlights on Instagram. Now that we’re back, I’m in full 4th of July mode.  This year, I will be grilling up a batch of Basil Turkey Burgers inspired by one of my favorites from Burger Lounge.  Flavored with tons of fresh basil,…
  • St. Germain Ice Cream Float

    Brandon Matzek
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    I’m keeping things short and sweet today. This ice cream float has been… floating around in the back of mind for almost two years now.  Back in August 2013, Jorge and I were exploring the Seattle food scene when we came upon Hot Cakes, a small restaurant that specializes in boozy milkshakes and molten chocolate cakes.  There were so many tasty things on the menu (including a St. Germain Float), and we wanted to order all of them!  Unfortunately, stomach space was minimal (we just had dinner), and the St. Germain Float option was trumped by an Extra-Dark Caramel Milkshake, a…
  • Europe Recommendations: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Amsterdam

    Brandon Matzek
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    I’ve got some exciting news!!  And, I need your help. Next week, Jorge and I are leaving for a twelve day (mostly) Scandinavian adventure, including stops in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.  Also, for the first few days of the trip, we are visiting friends in Ulricehamn, Sweden where we’ll be celebrating Midsommar!  I’ve been told that the festivities will go a little something like this.  Should be a fun experience :)! My parents treated me to several trips to Europe while in High School and College, and I’m still so thankful for their…
  • Cinnamon Chile de Arbol Donut Holes

    Brandon Matzek
    29 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    National Doughtnut Day is coming up on June 5th.  Let’s celebrate. These Cinnamon Chile de Arbol Donut Holes are inspired by my latest donut obsession in San Diego, Nomad Donuts.  If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of donut photos that feature their tasty creations.  Nomad regularly serves flavored donut holes, and my favorite is their cinnamon chile de arbol variety.  So much so, that I decided to recreate them at home.  After several wonderful rounds of recipe testing, I finally landed on a method that may just be tastier than the original…
  • Throw a Backyard Memorial Day Bash with these 12 Simple Recipes (and tips!)

    Brandon Matzek
    19 May 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Memorial Day is right around the corner, and it’s about that time to dust off your grill, gather friends and family, and throw a big, backyard bash.  I’ve put together a short list of simple recipes to help you get the party started.  But first, let’s talk party tips: Don’t make your whole menu from scratch.  Pair one or two (or three) of the recipes below with store-bought items to keep your event stress-free.  Just make sure everything is good-quality. If friends or family ask to bring something, tell them alcohol or ice.  I always forget to buy extra ice.
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  • Behind the Food: Hodo Soy

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Full Circle works with the best farmers, ranchers and artisan producers in the industry to source only top-quality organic produce and other all-natural foods for our members. This week, we’re taking a deeper look at an Oakland-based company that crafts organic soy products. Hodo Soy As a child in Vietnam, Minh Tsai often took walks with his grandfather to the neighborhood tofu shack and the taste of those fresh flavors stayed with him throughout his life. Later, Tsai discovered that the artisan-quality soymilk, tofu and yuba he remembered fondly proved elusive in the US. Inspired by the…
  • How to Make Almond Milk at Home

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Almonds have been in the news a lot lately because of the often repeated statistic that it takes an estimated one gallon of water to produce one almond. With 80 percent of the world’s almond supply coming from California–which is in the middle of an historic drought–this delicious and healthy nut is unluckily caught in the crosshairs. A 2014 article from Slate helps put the situation into perspective: California almonds use a stunning 1.1 trillion gallons of water each year, or enough for you to take a 10-minute shower each day for 86 million years (using a low-flow…
  • Hungarian Inspired Cherry-Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:02 pm
    You are likely as excited as I am about the joyful appearance of cherries bringing life to our Full Circle boxes and roadside stands. There is nothing like sitting down to a big bowl of cherries for a snack or dessert. Of course we are excited to throw any extra cherries into jams, strudels and pies, but I love using cherries in savory dishes. The tart-sweet flavor intensifies and cooks down to create a gorgeous sauce that, especially with this blend of flavors, lends a perfectly balanced juxtaposition to a tender, juicy slice of roasted pork loin. I hope you enjoy this simple yet impressive…
  • Grilled Mexican Street Corn

    23 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Bring the best of Mexican street food to your summer BBQ with this delicious grilled sweet corn recipe. With just a few ingredients and quick prep, your guests will be transported south of the border in no time. PrintGrilled Mexican Street Corn Ingredients1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 organic lime, juiced 1 tablespoon ground ancho chile pepper 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 8 ears organic sweet corn on the cob, husked 1/4 cup butter, melted, or as needed 1/2 cup freshly grated Cotija cheese Fresh organic cilantro, coarsely chopped Salt to taste 1 organic lime, slicedInstructionsPreheat the grill for high…
  • Behind the Food: Firefly Kitchens

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    Full Circle works with the best farmers, ranchers and artisan producers in the industry to source only top-quality organic produce and other all-natural foods for our members. This week, we’re taking a deeper look at a Seattle-based company that crafts organic fermented foods. Firefly Kitchens In January 2010, Julie O’Brien and Richard Climenhage started Firefly Kitchens in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with the desire to create and grow a great company that people would consider a go-to resource for healthy, fermented foods. The founders wanted to share their passion and belief in…
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  • Tex-Mex Tacos with Sriracha Mayo

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    Let’s spend the weekend poolside with cool cocktails, great friends and lots of tacos! Summer means long weekends relaxing at the pool or lakeside at the cottage. And what’s the key to that easy-going lifestyle you ask… simple-to-prepare meals. Sometimes that means doing a little work in advance with the help of your BFF, the freezer!... Read More » The post Tex-Mex Tacos with Sriracha Mayo appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Mom’s Patio Salad

    27 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    A perfect summer salad to celebrate the holiday weekend with family and friends. Once again I’m tackling an update to one of my Mom’s best recipes. I’ve decided to post one of her recipes each month, with a bit of a twist from me, to let all of you know what a fantastic cook she was. The upcoming holiday long weekend seemed... Read More » The post Mom’s Patio Salad appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Double Almond Breakfast Smoothie

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    Here’s a creamy protein rich shake that you’re going to love! A shake for breakfast? Not for me, I’m a muffin girl all the way. This Double Almond Breakfast Smoothie needs just 5 simple ingredients you already have on hand in your pantry… whaaaat? Count me in! Well, it wasn’t really that simple, I needed a lot of not-so-gentle... Read More » The post Double Almond Breakfast Smoothie appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Mango Salad

    21 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Time for some pork on the grill! Summer barbecue doesn’t always mean steaks and burgers. This simple, tender and delicious BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin grills up in just 20 minutes. Marinate the tenderloins during the day and when you come home it’s a weeknight meal that’s ready in a snap! Serve with a side of Fresh Mango Salad and... Read More » The post BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Mango Salad appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • 10 Desserts you must-try this summer!

    17 Jun 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Great Dads, need great desserts! Here’s a few to try for Father’s Day. Hey everyone, I’m still on a break this week so I thought I’d end it off with a great roundup of desserts that are not only summer favourites, but ‘Best Dad‘ worthy. From ice cream to pie to delicious cakes here’s a roundup... Read More » The post 10 Desserts you must-try this summer! appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
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    Nicole's Nutrition--Atlanta Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • Light 4th of July Dessert Recipe

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    My sister made this dessert recipe a few months ago, and I loved it! Probably because it was a Giada recipe. My favorite chef inspiration. Very light 4th of July dessert recipe and you can make it dairy or gluten free depending on your preferences. If you are dairy free, you could easily substitute a coconut yogurt. Strawberry Cream Parfaits Ingredients: 1 lb. bag of strawberries (Frozen or fresh: If fresh, you will want to add 1-2 tsp. sugar and let sit to allow the strawberries to get “juicy”). 1 cup heavy whipped cream, refrigerated 2 Tbsp. sour cream Meringue cookies – 1…
  • Grain Free Coconut Cookies

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    I was looking to make a completely sinless cookie that is also gluten free. Tough idea, but I haven’t eaten cookies in forever since I have been avoiding wheat and cutting back on sugar as much as possible. This “cookie” recipe does not make true cookies–they are definitely more of a health food cookie. Just letting you know so you don’t make these and expect a different final product! I cooked them on a griddle pan so that the outside got crispy. You want to almost have a pancake cooking technique with these. Grain Free Coconut Cookies Makes about about 9 small…
  • Now Available: Adrenal Cortisol Testing

    17 May 2015 | 2:28 pm
    How Stressed Are You? Low energy? Fatigue? Belly fat? Sleep issues? Hard to cope with stress? These are common complaints of those who suffer from cortisol imbalances. As a Registered Dietitian, adrenal testing is not fully a nutritional service or treatment. However, it is my goal to empower my patients with the most knowledge to be able to reach their health goals more independently.  I want to help you understand your body clock and stress response. This is one reason why I am now offering adrenal cortisol testing. Why test your cortisol levels? This can help us understand your…
  • Meal Planning for Monday

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    I am going to start a new weekly recipe round-up post that will include recipes I find all over the blogosphere. I am always recommending to clients to pick out a few new recipes each week and shop for them. So, I will make it even a little easier and list a few of my favorite recipe ideas each week. These may not be recipes that I have already cooked. They are more of an inspiration, and helpful in prepping and planning for the week ahead! Snacks Honey bananas from Rachel Schultz Cucumber cream cheese bites recipe here (or, simply eat cucumbers with cream cheese!!) Lighter stuffed jalapenos…
  • 3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes!

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    These are the easiest protein pancakes that I have ever made. They do get a little crumbly because they are only 3 ingredients. But, the taste is still great, and they are very filling due to the high protein and fiber content. I will also give you options of other ingredients you can add to enhance the texture and flavor. 3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes Makes 1 serving of 4 medium pancakes 1.5 scoops of a good quality grass-fed whey protein (sweetened with stevia is preferable) about 1/4 cup coconut flour about 2 Tbsp. brown rice flour Other ingredients you could add if you have on hand: 1/2…
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    Eclectic Recipes

  • Cinnamon Pecan Pinwheels

    Angie McGowan
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    While I’m spending some time with the new baby, I’m sharing some of my older recipes that I developed for different companies over the years. This recipe was developed for
  • Huevos Rancheros with Pico de Gallo

    Angie McGowan
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    While I’m spending some time with the new baby, I’m sharing some of my older recipes that I developed for different companies over the years. This is one of my favorites I still make for weekend breakfasts. This recipe was developed for Betty
  • Prosciutto and Basil Pesto English Muffin Panini

    Angie McGowan
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Now that summer is here, and school is out, I’ve been trying to think of fun breakfast ideas that work well to eat at home and on the go. Before the baby arrives, we’ve been trying to do as much fun little activities with my son as possible, so he doesn’t feel like he’s playing […]
  • 7 Tips to Help Maintain Balance for Moms

    Angie McGowan
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:52 am
    Maintaining balance as a busy mom and wife are something that I struggle with every day. I feel though, as I get older, I get better at it, even though my life seems to become more and more complicated and busy with each passing year. Here are a few tips on how I try and […]
  • Apricot Scones

    Angie McGowan
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    While I’m spending some time with the new baby, I’m sharing some of my older recipes that I developed for different companies over the years. This recipe was developed for
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Cedar Planked Salmon

    Lynne Webb
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Center-cut salmon fillets rubbed with brown sugar, salt and pepper and grilled on a cedar plank are deliciously moist and have a mild smoke flavor. Read more →
  • Perfect Grilled Chicken Breasts

    Lynne Webb
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    A short time in a simple salt and sugar brine ensures that your grilled, boneless chicken breasts turn out consistently tender and juicy. Read more →
  • Tropical Breakfast Smoothie

    Lynne Webb
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    A creamy, nutritious breakfast smoothie made with cashew milk, pineapple juice, Greek yogurt, banana, mango, flax seeds, chia seeds and spices. Read more →
  • Fruit-Topped Greek Yogurt Pie

    Lynne Webb
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    This tangy combination of Greek-style yogurt, cream cheese and honey makes a rich, creamy pie filling that's delicious with a topping of fresh cherries, strawberries or mixed berries. Read more →
  • Chipotle-Seasoned Grilled Strip Steaks

    Lynne Webb
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Elevate the flavor of a tender cut of steak like New York strip in just 30 minutes with this quick-to-fix wet rub made with chipotle pepper sauce, garlic and Worcestershire. Read more →
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Cramele Recas – Romanian Vineyard, Destination & Wine Buff’s Dream

    Judith Lewis
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Cramele [literally ‘cellar’] Recas is a premium wine estate located on the far western fringes of the Romanian region of Transylvania/Banat – near Romania’s third largest city, Timisoara. From 1722 until 1786, Recas attracted waves of immigration from Schwaben region … Continue reading → The post Cramele Recas – Romanian Vineyard, Destination & Wine Buff’s Dream appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Rococo London Open Gardens Chocolate Selection

    Judith Lewis
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    I often get chocolate sent to me and I enjoy it but sometimes I fail to notice the time limitation on the label which is what happened in this case. What I thought was a new summer selection is only … Continue reading → The post Rococo London Open Gardens Chocolate Selection appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Les Vignobles Foncalieu with East London Wine School

    Judith Lewis
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    I go to a lot of wine tastings as press and generally they are sedate affairs. We swallow little wine, chat a little but mainly are there to absorb knowledge and chat with the wine maker. The experience I had … Continue reading → The post Les Vignobles Foncalieu with East London Wine School appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Drinking the Wine Rack – What to Choose When You’re Shopping

    Judith Lewis
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:08 pm
    It was not the most epic tasting I have ever been faced with but I must admit that it was larger than some. The numbers for the wine went from one to seventy seven and Jancis Robinson was already there … Continue reading → The post Drinking the Wine Rack – What to Choose When You’re Shopping appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Healthy Breakfast Muffins with Sweet Roasted Pears and White Chocolate Chips Recipe

    Judith Lewis
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    When you are as busy as I am, having something I can grab and eat on the go is incredibly useful. These sort-of healthy breakfast muffins have delicious oats, sweet pears and yummy white chocolate chips. You do need proper … Continue reading → The post Healthy Breakfast Muffins with Sweet Roasted Pears and White Chocolate Chips Recipe appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Outdoor parties, fireworks, great food, spending time with family and friends, my birthday (on July 5th) – it doesn’t get much better than that! Here are some of my favorite recipes for backyard get-togethers: they are healthy, light, summery, and absolutely delicious. Happy long weekend everyone! Starters and Sides Grape and Avocado Salad: Juicy grapes and creamy avocados make this salad filling, satisfying, and refreshing. White Bean and Veggie Bruschetta: A great way to sneak in some extra veggies, sandwiched in between…
  • A Dark Chocolate Giveaway from Theo Chocolate!

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Hi Everyone! In celebration of summer, this month’s giveaway is a little more indulgent than usual It is brought to you by Theo Chocolate – one of my absolute favorite chocolate companies out there! Their chocolate is: organic, fair-trade, non GMO, and they work closely with cocoa bean farmers throughout the world to ensure the highest quality beans and ethical business practices possible. Their dark chocolate bars are REAL dark chocolate: Their 85% dark bar has only 3 ingredients (cocoa beans, sugar, ground vanilla bean) and 7g sugar for half of a HUGE bar. And their 70% dark…
  • Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean Chili

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    27 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    Spring and summer are here, and I’ve moved more towards making lighter dishes, but over Memorial Day I had a craving for chili that I just had to satisfy. Enter: This slow cooker white bean chili. I was inspired by this recipe from CookingLight, and powered by my slow cooker (which I absolutely love for cooking dried beans and lentils) – we ended up with a delicious smoky chili packed with veggies, protein and deep spices. And can I just tell you – the leftovers the next day were even more rich and flavorful. The perfect balance of heat from the ancho chilis, the…
  • Cannellini Bean Gratin

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    15 May 2015 | 6:40 pm
    At one of my favorite restaurants in SF, Nopa, they serve the most delicious baked white beans, topped with feta, herbs and breadcrumbs. It comes warm and sizzling in a skillet: crispy from the breadcrumbs, creamy from the beans, and with a little bit of bite from the feta. Since we’re far far away from Nopa now, I was determined to try to recreate their “Wood Baked Giant White Beans” at home. And when I came across this recipe from Vegetarian Times, I knew I had found the inspiration I was looking for! You can make it with dried beans but I chose to do it with canned to…
  • Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    2 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Tomatoes are coming in season! I absolutely adore summer tomatoes. They are juicy, ripe, plump and there are so many varieties that are available: heirloom (my fav), roma, beefsteak, plum, cherry, grape – I could go on and on. One of our guilty pleasures is freshly made creamy tomato soup with grilled cheese. I like to healthify it by making my grilled cheese on sprouted wheat bread, using olive oil spray instead of butter, and using a secret ingredient instead of cream for the tomato soup. My lighter tomato soup was inspired by a recipe from CookingLight. I roast the tomatoes and…
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    A Guy Who Loves to Cook!

  • Fettuccini and Prawns with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

    Ted Hall
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Way back before the turn of the century while living in San Francisco, one of our favorite restaurants was Caffe Sport, whose specialty is Italian seafood. This dish is inspired by one of their most popular menu items, “Scampi al’ Antonio”, created by Chef and founder Antonio La Tona.Our version is bursting with two garlic flavors; piquant fresh and sweet roasted then adds enough cayenne pepper to brighten things up without burning. We’ve added just the right amount of the king of Italian cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, to give this white sauce a perfect creaminess and a hint of cheese…
  • We’re back in the kitchen!

    Ted Hall
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    At the end of July we packed up our kitchen and moved it, along with the rest of our life, to the Coachella Valley in Southern California. Michigan had been our home for the last twenty years but after experiencing our first “polar vortex” and all that entails, we decided we had had enough.Settling into our new home has consumed the lion’s share of our energies until this time but now we’re ready to get back in the kitchen and begin cooking again. Our change of venue won’t alter our food strategies; we remain committed to preparing dishes that invoke the foods we love with a more…
  • Cannellini and Escarole Soup

    Ted Hall
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Whether you prepare Consommé, Bisque, Chowder or just Soup, you’re making something that just about everyone loves. 
Some soups, especially intense and clarified consommés or rich and creamy bisques are usually served as one of several courses in a meal. Others are equally appropriate occupying the “soup course” or as the star of the meal. 
This is one of those soups that serve as a complete meal - it’s hardy without being heavy and when served with a fresh loaf of crusty bread, a few crisp greens and some fruit no one will be looking for anything else to come out of the…
  • Baked Scampi

    Ted Hall
    22 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    Here’s a dish that is so easy to prepare you’ll feel guilty when your dinner companion raves about it. The flavor combination of tarragon, garlic and lemon are a natural with just about any mild seafood. We use them all sparingly to avoid overpowering the distinctive but delicate taste of the shrimp.If truly fresh shrimp is available to you, by all means use it for this recipe and any other time you prepare a dish with shrimp as the primary ingredient. But be sure that they are truly fresh and not “previously frozen” and then thawed. Almost all commercially available shrimp is frozen…
  • Simply Roasted Asparagus

    Ted Hall
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:47 am
    Number one on the list of the simplest things you can make in your kitchen is boiled water. Tap, pot, heat, done. Number two has got to be this dish. But roasted asparagus has boiled water beat, hands-down, when it comes to delicious things to eat. Frankly, asparagus prepared and served in any way is pretty okay in my book.Next time you’re tempted to steam up a batch of asparagus, remember this recipe. You won’t need to look it up, it’s that simple.Simply Roasted AsparagusYield: 2 Servings     Preparation Time: 5 Minutes     Cooking Time: 15…
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    The Culinary Life

  • Fearless Fresh: It’s FINALLY Here!!

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Oh my GOSH! I am so excited and I can barely contain myself. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had a big project under way, one that would totally redefine what I do in this newsletter and on the website. And it’s finally done! ​Before I ramble on for paragraphs about how elated I am to push this baby out into the world, here she is: The new is ready! Click here to tweet and help spread the word! The new Fearless Fresh website is for people who want to get serious about cooking. It’s where I share friendly­-fierce guidance with steps and…
  • The Dark Knight Cake (Triple Chocolate Layer Cake)

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    I love cake, but I have a serious aversion to bad cake. What do I mean by bad cake? Too-sweet cake. Too-dry cake. Boring cake. Uninspired cake. Cake that tastes like it’s made from a cake mix, or cake that has a texture resembling a used sponge from a college cafeteria dish pit. Some people believe that any and all cake is good, just for the sheer fact that it’s cake. I’m not like that. For me, bad cake is the worst form of baking heresy. And there are a lot of bad cakes out there. I’m always tinkering with recipes, trying to make them more interesting. More……
  • Join the Fearless Fresh Ninja Community: Your Key to the Kitchen

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    18 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    We all need help sometimes, no matter how good a cook we are. Things go wonky: Cake pans overflow, vegetables melt into a gray gelatinous puddle, chicken suddenly decides to go rubbery in the frying pan. Even those of us who wrangle food for eight hours a day run into our fair share of problems. Like, just today I put a few potatoes in the oven to bake. One &@$#!% potato refused to cook while all the other potatoes in the oven baked just fine. Either this potato had nine lives or there was something seriously wrong with it. I’m not sure who cursed this demon tuber, but it sat…
  • Learn How to De-Stress Dinner

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    8 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    I get so many questions from home cooks about learning how to prepare quick, healthy meals that taste delicious. Dinnertime stress is a real problem, even for me! But I learned how to eat awesomely every night, even while crazy busy. Do you have a burning question about how I did it? I really want to share everything I discovered. Here are a few examples of the questions I’ve gotten just this week: What can I do to improve my knife skills? How can I make my bland dinners taste better without expensive ingredients? Do I need a cabinet full of spices if I want to be a good home cook? How…
  • Exciting Changes – They’re Coming Your Way!

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    5 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The past few months have sailed past, and spring is officially here. Woot! And to celebrate the new season, I’ve got something really exciting on the horizon: the new FearlessFresh launch. In the next few months, I’m officially launching, with the intention of helping regular, everyday home cook become ninjas in the kitchen. My goal is to up the ante when it comes to skill and technique, teaching you exactly what you need to know to turn out dishes that you’ll be proud to call your own. The tagline for the new site is “Tame & reclaim your…
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    Rawfully Tempting™

  • "Root Beer Float" Smoothie

    Barbara Kessler
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    As a little girl, I'd get utterly giddy at the thought of a Root Beer Float, and to this day, it's strongly connected with many pleasant childhood memories. One of my goals as a recipe developer is to recreate comfort foods, replacing processed ingredients with healthy ingredients. While visiting a local spice shop the other day, I picked up a natural Root Beer Extract. The smell alone sent me straight down memory lane. I arrived home inspired to create. While not an actual "soda," the flavor is quite reminiscent of Root Beer floats. When I obtain my dream ice cream maker, I…
  • Living Tree Smoothie Spectacular

    Barbara Kessler
    6 Jun 2015 | 11:59 pm
    One of my favorite online stores, Living Tree Community sent me a lovely sample pack of their vibrant living butters. Yesteday, although it's really easy, I wasn't in the mood to cut open a coconut, and opted to create a spectacular blend of these delicious ingredients without having to make a nut milk or coconut milk base. I have to say, everything from this store vibrates with LOVE...and this smoothie, was indeed SPECTACULAR. Turmeric Butter, Mesquite, Maca and extracts are always optional, but take some time to read about them. The added flavors are great, but they are also super…
  • Dairy-Free, Raw Ice Cream

    Barbara Kessler
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    Ok! Bad picture! It was evening, and it was metling. I had very little lighting, but wanted to capture it. You'll have to trust me..It was GREAT! Some time back, I did a post on  how to prepare ice cream using a juicer and blank plate. It's been awhile since I pulled out the old Champion...but I'm sooooo glad I did. Last night I literally threw together some Blueberry Banana Coconut Ice Cream. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!READ MORE »
  • Blueberry Muffin Tops (Gluten-Free)

    Barbara Kessler
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Blueberry Muffins have always been a big comfort food in my life. These no-bake, raw vegan treats are well worth the effort. The taste and mouth-feel are outstanding! Now you can have them too! READ MORE »
  • Water Kefir Lab/Workshop - 3-22-15

    Barbara Kessler
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Learn how to prepare this refreshing, effervescent "soda" for pennies a bottle. Water kefir contains over 40 strains of probiotics. Fermenting this mildly sweet liquid into a healthy, hydrating beverage is tons of fun...easy to do, and good for your gut.READ MORE »
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:34 pm
    You’ll never guess the key ingredient that makes this vegan chocolate mousse so light and fluffy. And no, it’s not avocado or coconut cream! This delicious 3 ingredient easy vegan chocolate mousse is dairy free, gluten free and nut free!  I’ve tried more than a few vegan chocolate mousse recipes in my time. There have been recipes that use avocado, and those that use coconut cream, but none of them really had that light cloudlike quality that a good chocolate mousse should have. Click to continue reading Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}. The post Vegan…
  • Apple Spice Cake

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    This beautifully fragrant apple spice cake is the perfect excuse to sit down to afternoon tea. There’s something so special about making time in the afternoon to sit down for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. It’s something I grew up with. My Nan or Mum would always be baking something, and we’d all take turns going to each other’s houses for tea and cake. Mum liked to make Victoria Sponge, Meringues (although these were more of a special occasion thing) and Apple Cakes. Click to continue reading Apple Spice Cake. The post Apple Spice Cake appeared first on Delicious…
  • Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
    This hearty Tuscan bean soup is so warming and nourishing. It’s sure to cure whatever ails you! Serve with your favourite crusty bread. My husband and I have been taking turns getting sick with the flu over the last few weeks. I don’t know about you, but the first thing I feel like is a big bowl of nourishing soup. The more vegetables packed in the better. Somehow it feels the more vegetables I pack into a soup, the faster I will recover. Click to continue reading Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}. The post Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free} appeared first on Delicious…
  • Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:21 pm
    These scrumptious brunch toasts are topped with earthy mushrooms and slightly bitter cavolo nero which contrast beautifully with sweet pear and leeks. The finishing touch is a sprinkling of toasted walnuts. One of the things I particularly love about mushrooms, apart from how amazingly good they are for you, is how versatile they are. They are completely at home on your plate at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and always fantastic. Click to continue reading Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}. The post Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}…
  • Annabel Langbein – This Is How I Cook

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I’m so excited to launch a new interview series here on Delicious Everyday called This Is How I Cook. Each month you’ll meet a cookbook, author, chef or food personality that has inspired me. Throughout this series, we’ll learn a little about what makes each of these fabulously inspiring people tick, learn some of their kitchen tips and discover the type of food they like to eat best. I hope you find reading these people and interviews as inspiring as I do. To kick off this series I can’t think of a more wonderful or inspiring person than the lovely Annabel Langbein.
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    The Dinner-Mom

  • Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries with Almond Dust

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dark chocolate covered blueberries are dusted with finely chopped almonds in this easy recipe that looks and tastes decadent, but uses healthy ingredients for a guilt-free treat! Fresh and juicy blueberries are coated with dark chocolate and dusted with finely chopped almonds. Each bite is bursting with flavor and pretty healthy as far as treats go…if you don’t eat too many. I’ve got you covered on portion control because this small batch recipe makes about 6-7 clusters. It’s perfect for date night! (Of course, it’s easy to double or triple it for a larger…
  • Monterey Chicken Recipe

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:50 am
    This Chili’s Copycat Monterey Chicken recipe takes minutes to prep. Then, sit back and relax while the chicken smothered with barbecue sauce, bacon, tomatoes and cheese bakes to perfection. This is one of my hero dishes. It’s a copycat of Chili’s Monterey Chicken. Boneless, skinless chicken is coated with barbecue sauce, topped with bacon and, of course, Monterey Jack cheese. Fresh tomatoes and green onions finish this beauty. When I announce that we’re having Monterey Chicken for dinner, I get a hugs, smiles, thank you’s…I’m elevated to hero…
  • Orzo Pasta with Scallops and Artichokes

    11 Jun 2015 | 3:51 am
    Orzo Pasta with scallops, artichokes, tomatoes and asparagus is tossed in a lemon dill dressing and topped with feta cheese. Serve it warm for a no-fuss dinner or cold for a sensational salad. Once summer arrives, dinners are a little more relaxed at our house. There are fewer scheduled activities and more time to enjoy family dinners. Some nights cooking is a fun family affair. Other times, it falls entirely on The Dinner-Mom to get a nice meal on the table. (I can’t begin to count how many times I’m reminded of this blog’s name at the 5:00 hour!) Soooo…this gem of…
  • Layered Chicken Enchilada Pie

    3 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Chicken Enchilada Pie layers the ingredients of this Tex-Mex favorite so it can be served like a pie. Easy assembly and hands-off cook time make it a perfect dish for easy entertaining or busy nights. You’d never know that this Chicken Enchilada Pie was in the freezer, waiting to be enjoyed, for almost a month! But, that’s just where it was…until I needed a night off from dinner! Then, I pulled it out, baked it, and felt like I was being treated to a night out. There is literally no work involved at that point. You’ll like this recipe because: It’s healthier…
  • Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas #WeekdaySupper

    27 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas are a fun twist on this pizza parlor favorite. Flour tortillas are slathered with barbecue sauce, topped with ham, pineapple, red onion and cheese, and then pan fried until everything is melty on the inside and crispy on the outside. Quesadillas always go over big at our house…they’re festive. And, I love festive, especially mid-week. But, it’s easy to fall into a rut and make the same old ingredient combination over and over and over again. No more! A new flavor profile has taken over at our house…ham, pineapple, BBQ sauce, red onion, and…
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • mushroom curry recipe, punjabi mushroom masala recipe

    dassana amit
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    mushroom curry recipe with step by step pics – easy curry recipe of punjabi mushroom masala. again an easy recipe of white button mushrooms in an onion-tomato based medium spiced gravy. i use this recipe as base for making mushroom or paneer masala. i also make veg or paneer bhuna masala gravy with some tweaking of this recipe. again like most of my recipes, this one too is easy to prepare. there is some prep work like making onion paste and tomato puree, which can be easily done in a good blender or mixer-grinder. fresh yogurt/curd is also added in this recipe. if you do not have curd,…
  • bajra vada recipe, how to make gujarati bajri vada recipe

    dassana amit
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    bajra vada recipe with step wise pics – gujarati style vada or patties made from pearl millet flour, spices and herbs. recently on one of the days when it was raining heavily, i had made these vadas. they are easy to prepare and makes for a nice monsoon snack with the evening chai. a variation of this tasty snack, has methi or fenugreek leaves added to it. there is also curd added to the recipe, which gives these patties a good soft texture. bajra is a warming food, so good when the climate is cold. instead of deep frying, you can also shallow fry the vadas or even make flat breads and…
  • eggless lemon muffins recipe, whole wheat lemon muffins recipe

    dassana amit
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    eggless lemon muffins recipe with step by step pics – easy to prepare eggless lemon muffins made with whole wheat flour or chapati atta. i had made these muffins recently with the ingredients i had at home. even before making them, i knew they would turn out good. call it intuition or over confidence ;-). so while preparing i clicked the pics and voila, really good, soft and fluffy lemony muffins were baked. the recipe uses simple ingredients which pretty much will be there in your kitchen. the recipe does not use curd or buttermilk as i feel the acidity of lemon juice work very well…
  • poori masala recipe, potato masala recipe for pooris

    dassana amit
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    poori masala recipe with step by step pics – hotel style potato masala for pooris. sharing one more potato side dish that goes very well with pooris. you can also serve this south indian potato masala with dosa or neer dosa or even chapati. the dish is one of those potato gravy dishes that i make on sundays. not that i make poori everytime. i also make chapatis or dosa to go along with this dish. poori masala makes for a good breakfast or lunch or brunch. when i took the pics, i had also made aamras to go along with the pooris. the combo of aamras and any potato sabji with pooris is too…
  • paneer bhurji gravy recipe, how to make paneer bhurji curry recipe

    dassana amit
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    paneer bhurji gravy recipe with step wise pics – spiced and easy to prepare scrambled paneer in a gravy or curry base. paneer bhurji is usually a dry or semi dry recipe. this gravy or curry version is slightly different than the way the dry paneer bhurji is made. fairly simple and easy and you don’t need to grind or puree anything. this recipe is my mom’s recipe of making the bhurji with a tari or rassa or gravy. what sets apart this recipe is the sauteing of whole garam masala first and this is what gives the final dish an aromatic flavor. also fresh curd/yogurt is added in…
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    Vegetarian Indian Slow Cooker

  • How to Make Blueberry Lemonade: Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

    Pravina Parikh
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Finally now it does feel like summer in Texas. I have made this simple ice cream  (no ice-cream maker required) couple of times already. Other day I ended up buying 3 packs of blue berries as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Make Jam Using Slow Cooker

    Pravina Parikh
    19 May 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Few weeks back we went for strawberry picking with our grand-kids and ended-up picking lot more strawberries than we would consume. How can you blame two very excited 5 year olds ! Two of my Hetzler... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slow Cooker Chocolate Cashew Cluster and Mother's Day Gift Idea

    Pravina Parikh
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Some time back I had talked about homemade mother's day gift  ideas using slow cooker. Today I am posting one of the similar homemade mother's day gift - Chocolate Cashew Clusters. It is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Potato, Peas, Tomato Curry In Slow Cooker

    Pravina Parikh
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Last week  I posted about how to make khichdi or khichadi in slow cooker. Today I am posting this simple curry that goes very well with khichadi. In our gujarati household it is called tameta,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Vegetable Khichdi In Slow cooker

    Pravina Parikh
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Khichdi or Khichuri is my go-to comfort food. In many region of India it is made with slight variation of spices. However basic concept is same. Rice and Split Lentils (Dal) are cooked together with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    YUM eating

  • #SummerofPudding with #KozyShack : Chocolate Cherry Cake Cups

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:21 pm
        Did you know this is the summer of pudding??? YUM, right? The Summer of Pudding kicked off June 26 with National Pudding Day. *raises hand* I admit, I had no idea there was a day to celebrate pudding!! Here at YUM eating we’re celebrating all summer long; kicking off the tasty event with Kozy […] The post #SummerofPudding with #KozyShack : Chocolate Cherry Cake Cups appeared first on YUM eating.
  • Quick Guide: How to Make Tasty Treats with Brown Rice Cakes #meatlessmonday

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    Hey look! A recipe! I know, right! (in my best Monica voice..) Summer is always the crazy time and with that crazy time comes changes in the way I cook.  It also gives us more opportunities to hit the road and test out new eats. But, today is Monday and I have an extra special […] The post Quick Guide: How to Make Tasty Treats with Brown Rice Cakes #meatlessmonday appeared first on YUM eating.
  • Food & Travel & #FreebieFriday

    19 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Is everyone having a great summer so far? I know for some of you summer has just begun and for a few of you, the kids still have a few more days left in school. I took a full-time temporary gig for the summer and we’ve been working extended hours during the week and overtime […] The post Food & Travel & #FreebieFriday appeared first on YUM eating.
  • All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
      Guys, I love this book! You MUST add it to your summer reading list! Ok, so sure, as a food blogger I was drawn to the title. But, who wouldn’t be? Look at how cute that cover is. All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant was a pure joy to read. […] The post All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes appeared first on YUM eating.
  • Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie in Frankenmuth, MI

    17 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    It has come to my attention that many of you actually have heard of Frankenmuth, MI. It has often splashed the pages of many travel magazine, websites and articles. As, it should. It is one of the cutest little towns if I have ever seen one. Of course, it is in my backyard so I […] The post Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie in Frankenmuth, MI appeared first on YUM eating.
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Our First eCookbook!

    Kenton Kotsiris
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:34 pm
    In our last post, we said that we had a big announcement coming July 1st. Well, being that it’s the 1st, I guess we’d better get to spillin’ the beans and share the news. After a lot of hard work, Jane and I are happy to announce that we’re launching our first ever eCookbook!!! Click the...  Read More »   The post Our First eCookbook! appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Kreatopita | Greek Phyllo Meat Pie

    Kenton Kotsiris
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    My birthday was a few weeks ago (the 14th) and Jane got me a new e-reader – the Kindle Voyage. See, I love books. I own a lot of them. We have some on display in our home, boxes in the garage, and more at my parent’s house A good amount of those books date back...  Read More »   The post Kreatopita | Greek Phyllo Meat Pie appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Tyrosalata | Spicy Feta Dip

    Kenton Kotsiris
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    This past weekend we attended an engagement party for some friends. We had a great time and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The next day Jane and I were discussing the events of the previous night, when it kind of hit us — we’re going up.  We’re newly married, so maybe it hasn’t hit us yet,...  Read More »   The post Tyrosalata | Spicy Feta Dip appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Spicy Feta Spread

    Kenton Kotsiris
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Recently, Jane and I were in a department store just browsing. We found a little area that had a bunch of knick knacks so we went over to have a look. We found this awesome little wall decoration that I took a picture of and shared over on Instagram today. I think we can all...  Read More »   The post Spicy Feta Spread appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Octopus With Ouzo

    Kenton Kotsiris
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    This past weekend Jane and I did absolutely nothing. It was fantastic. You see, for the past 6 months, every weekend had been filled with wedding planning, decoration design and making, and discussions. You know, those talks of who is coming, where are they sitting, how should the this or that be set up. But...  Read More »   The post Octopus With Ouzo appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
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    Penny's Recipes

  • Lemon Mousse

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Easy and delicious dessert recipe, impressive enough for a dinner party or special occasion and can be prepared in advance but simple enough for an every day dessert. Read More... The post Lemon Mousse appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Cheese And Tomato Quiche

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    It is so easy to make home made quiche. Make your pastry in minutes (or even used ready made) and add some simple ingredients and flavourings. Perfect for supper or a picnic, buffet or packed lunch Read More... The post Cheese And Tomato Quiche appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Stuffed Peppers With Rice

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    Stuffed peppers make a lovely simple supper - use up leftover rice and vegetables and flavour with onions, garlic and peas. Read More... The post Stuffed Peppers With Rice appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Waitrose 20% Discount Offers

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    Waitrose have a new offering - 20% off selected products that you choose for yourself. But is it any good? Read More... The post Waitrose 20% Discount Offers appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Date And Walnut Cake

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:25 am
    This easy Date And Walnut Cake is a lovely recipe I found in my Grandmother's handwritten cake book - a good old fashioned bake! Read More... The post Date And Walnut Cake appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
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  • Clear Chicken Stew

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    Ingredients: Chicken: 1/2 kg Onion, finely chopped: 1 cuo Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp Black pepper to taste Water: 3 to 4 cups Salt to taste Method Heat oil in a pressure cooker or pot, saute onion and then add salt, turmeric powder, black pepper and mix well. Add any pieces of chicken of your choice and water. Preferably, the pieces that is not used in the curry. Pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles. If not using a pressure cooker cook for 30 minutes. Strain the Stew and its ready. Also you can consume it with straining along with chicken. Note: You can also add vegetables of your choice and…
  • Chicken Stew Kerala Style

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:21 am
    Ingredients: Chicken: 1 kg White vinegar: 4 tsp Cubed potato: 1 Cloves: 4-5 Cinnamon:  1 inch Onion, chopped: 1 Garlic, chopped: 1 tsp Coconut milk: 2 cups Carrots, diced: 1/2 cup French Beans, long cut: 1/4 cup  Ginger, chopped Green chilies, chopped: 2 Green cardamoms: 4 Curry leaves: 8-10 Oil: 4 tsp Salt to taste Method: Cook chicken, potatoes, carrot, beans, salt, white vinegar and water in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook it for 1 whistle. In a pan, heat 3 tsp of oil, then add onion and saute it for some time. Then add ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute it well till…
  • Kung pao chicken

    28 May 2015 | 1:48 am
    Ingredients 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes. 1 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp sesame oil/ veg. oil 3 green onion chopped. 2 garlic cloves, minced A pinch of powdered ginger. 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp sugar 1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts 4 cup cooked rice Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste. Method : Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Now coat chicken cubes with cornstarch mixture. Heat oil in a skillet. Now stir-fry the coated chicken for 5-7 minutes. Now keep the fried chicken aside. In the same skillet add onion, garlic red pepper and…
  • Spicy chicken curry Indian style

    18 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    Ingredients  Chicken – 2 lbs Garam Masala – 3 tbsp Mustard Cumin Seeds Curry leaves -2 strands 100 grams- chopped onion 2 green chilies chopped Chilli powder – 1 tbsp Crushed peppercorns – 1 tbsp 2 diced tomatoes Coriander powder -2 tbsp Cumin powder -1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste -1tbsp Salt – to taste Coriander leaves – to garnish   Method 1.Heat oil in a deep vessel. 2.put mustard,cumin and wait till it become brown. 3. add garam masala. 4.Add chopped onions and saute until golden brown. 5.Add salt, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste,green chillies and…
  • Egg omelette with cucumber and dill

    17 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    If your kid doesn’t like dill (saipu), then this recipe will work wonder for you. Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cucumber, diced with skin 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil or any other edible oil 2 tbsp chopped dill (saifu) Salt and pepper to taste Steps: 1. Preheat non-stick pan on high flame. 2. In bowl, add cucumber, vinegar and 1 tbsp olive oil. 3. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. 4. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, until it doubled in volume. 5. Add dill, salt and pepper. 6. Spread whisked eggs on non-stick pan evenly. 7. Once it becomes brown, put cucumber on half of the…
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Honey Crusted Pork Chops with Honey Soy Sauce

    28 Jun 2015 | 3:24 pm
    This is a sponsored post for Honey Bunches of Oats. All opinions are my own. I blame my love of pork on my German heritage. Pork chops are definitely a family favorite. Recently, I was tasked with creating a recipe using Honey Bunches of Oats. Now, you might at first think that a sweet breakfast cereal would make a perfect addition to desserts, but of course I just had to be different! I’ve used honey when cooking with pork in the past, so I thought, why not give it a try? And I’m so glad I did…because these pork chops are da bomb. People still say da bomb right? No? Just…
  • Orange Mango Banana Spinach Smoothies

    7 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I’ve been resisting the green smoothie trend for a long time. But no more! This month, for Secret Recipe Club, I was given Fit Mama Real Food, and reveal day happens to be today, on the last day of #HotSummerEats. What is summer without a refreshing smoothie? Heather’s refreshing Green Orange Mango Banana Smoothie recipe made me totally nervous. Spinach in a smoothie? Ew! I’m an adventurous eater, but for some reason, the thought of spinach in my smoothies always made me wrinkle my nose. If fact, as much as I wanted a smoothie recipe for the last day of #HotSummerEats, I…
  • Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler #HotSummerEats

    7 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes, old recipes are the best. We love trying out new things here on The PinterTest Kitchen, but we also have a lot of family favorites – and we wanted to share one of those for today’s #HotSummerEats recipe! We’re nearing the end of #HotSummerEats, so wanted to give a big THANK YOU to Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla, who organized all of this! And don’t forgot – there’s still time if you want to enter the #HotSummerEats giveaway to win sauces, kitchen gear, herbs, and more. Enter here! Our recipe for peach cobbler is something we make…
  • Asian Sesame Salmon #HotSummerEats

    6 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I grew up in the very land-locked state of Pennsylvania, so we didn’t eat much seafood. When I did have it, it was typically some kind of frozen fish patty. Appetizing, I know. On special occasions, my mom would make shrimp (YUM), but it wasn’t until I moved to Virginia that fish became a regular part of my diet. These days, I live a few blocks from the beach, and there is fresh seafood available everywhere. There’s even a dock about 1/2 mile from my house where we can catch our own! I know I already posted a seafood recipe for #HotSummerEats a few days ago, but I…
  • Orange Sugar Cookies #HotSummerEats

    5 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I know, I know…orange sugar cookies sound totally weird. At least, that’s what I thought when I first saw this recipe! But I was looking for a citrus-y recipe to use my brand new juicer and reamer from Casabella (one of our #HotSummerEats sponsors), and this idea popped up on Pinterest… I just couldn’t get it out of my head. So, I made a half batch, thinking they were going to be nasty. And…oh my god, were they ever delicious! We scarfed down that whole measly batch in about five minutes! These cookies are sweet with a little tangy from the orange – totally…
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    RasoiMenu - A Foodie Blog

  • Samosa Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:35 am
    Samosa is a crispy, spicy and delicious Indian snacks r […] The post Samosa Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Fruitcake Ice-Cream Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    Fruitcake ice-cream is a delicious and best option to c […] The post Fruitcake Ice-Cream Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Patra Recipe – Delicious Gujarati Snacks Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Patra is very famous snacks recipe from Gujarat state. […] The post Patra Recipe – Delicious Gujarati Snacks Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Coconut Pineapple Burfi Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Coconut Pineapple burfi is a delicacy of Indian sweet d […] The post Coconut Pineapple Burfi Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Cinnamon Cookies Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Cinnamon cookies is a yummy and delightful cookie recip […] The post Cinnamon Cookies Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
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  • Kakrol Pur (Stuffed Teasel Gourd)

    22 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Article: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Kakrol pur Hey guys it’s time for some aromatic Bengali recipes. The teasel gourd is an egg-shaped yellowish green fruit, covered with a thick layer of soft spines. It is locally available during the monsoon season. I had always found teasel gourd completely unsavory till my granny came up with ‘ Kakrol Pur’. Now let me tell you kakrol with its seeds removed and with its luscious stuffing inside tastes beyond words. Stuffed Teasel Gourd has a unique taste that you’ll love and relish. So, if you want to savor the oriental flavor…
  • Spicy Chayote ‘ChowChow’ Stew

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:23 am
    Recipe & Photography: Brinda Bungaroo Chayote Chayote, also known as “Chow Chow”, is this lovely pear shaped light green vegetable of gourd family. It is one of the well-recognized vegetables in Mauritius, mid-American regions and in some southern US states like California, Louisiana, and Florida. Chowchow is a perennial vine that climbs by clinging and it needs a well-drained moist soil and long, warm growing season to flourish. When I think of chowchow, I remember them in their natural habitat, running along fences, over shrubs, and even straight-up trees. My memory of these lovely…
  • Spicy Meat Ball in Rich Tomato Sauce

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    Recipe & Photography: Brinda Bungaroo Spicy Meat Ball in Rich Tomato Sauce Ingredients: For the meat ball 250 g quality lean minced beef 1 medium size small chili, finely chopped ( should you wish you may consider deseeding the chilli before chopping, I used purple hazel chilli in this recipe) 1 free-range egg 2 tablespoons semolina (instead of breadcrumbs) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds 1teaspoon Sumac spice (Sumac is a north African spice from berries with a pleasant fruity-tart flavour) Pinch of powdered clove and cinnamon A few fresh sage leaves, finely…
  • Adam silly mocktail

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Mocktail Ingredients: Caramalized sugar Peach syrup Cherries Cranberry juice Preparation: Muddle caramalized sugar and peach syrup in a tall glass. Add crushed ice to the glass. Add two cherries and fill the glass with cranberry juice. Garnish and serve. Recipe Video: The post Adam silly mocktail appeared first on Food Recipes.
  • Udipi Sambar

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Udipi Sambar Ingredients: Brinjal – 250 gm Bottle Gourd – 200 gm Carrot – 200 gm Drumstick – 2 Shallots – 200 gm Tomato – 250 gm Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Cooked Toor Dal – 100 gm Tamarind puree – 1/2 cup Jaggery – 2 tsp Water For Masala paste: Chana dal – 2 tsp Urad dal – 2 tsp Fenugreek – 1/4 tsp Coriander seeds – 3 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Red chilli – 6 A pinch of Asafoetida powder Grated fresh Coconut – 2 tbsp For Tempering: Coconut oil – 2 tsp Mustard seeds –…
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  • 10 of America's Best Farmers Markets

    Lindsay-Jean Hard
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    The ten must-see farmers markets you should add to your bucket list. We love visiting farmers markets—and judging by the photos you share with us every week, you love them, too. Farmers markets provide some of the best places to get fresh, seasonal produce (often at prices better than a grocery store's, too). But they also play other important roles in our communities. By purchasing your goods directly from the people who grow it, you're supporting family farms, stemming the rapid loss of farmland, and helping to guarantee that more money stays in your community. According to American…
  • 9 Foods to Stress-Eat While Marathoning "True Detective"

    Caroline Lange
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Last season, True Detective gripped us: Every week, it was an hour of nail-biting and adrenaline rushes. The show is finally back, and we expect nothing less of its second season.  With the tangled, brooding plots of the new characters on our minds, this is not a time for prim, delicate snacking (though there is a time for that), nor for guiding a spoon into your mouth. This is a time for shoveling things in haphazardly, eyes glued to the screen. (We're only two episodes in and already sweating over—spoiler alert—whether Ray is alive or not!) So,…
  • If You Love Beer, You'll Love This Chicken Sandwich

    Leslie Stephens
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win. Today: A boozy chicken sandwich that was made for long weekends. With a long weekend full of outdoor barbecues on the horizon, we'll need more than just a flimsy sandwich to keep us going long enough to catch the fireworks. And if our midday meal makes good use of our weekend drink of choice, then all the better. This chicken sandwich with beer-braised caramelized onionsc hits all the right marks: It's hearty enough to stave off hunger until it's time to throw hot dogs on the…
  • It's Time to Change the Way You Feel About Cheesecake

    Sarah Jampel
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Today: The story of a person who rejected birthday cake for his birthday—and the cheesecake he got in its stead. It's hard to make a birthday cake for someone (especially someone you care about) who doesn't like cake. I tried to fight it—to offer a pistachio cake or a chocolate-chocolate cake or even the Neopolitan refrigerator cake his grandmother used to make every year for his birthday (with cake mix and Jello-mix and instant pudding mix)—but nothing…
  • Surprise! Our Salad Expert is Famous for Her Pie

    Elizabeth Stark
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    We interrupt our regularly scheduled Salad Days content to bring you the next in our "Meet Our Contributors" series—Food52's version of show and tell. We're asking some of the voices behind your favorite columns to share a recipe that represents them (and explain why).  Today: Sure, Elizabeth Stark makes a lot of salads, but she can bake a mean pie, too. Tell us about this recipe—what about it makes it you?Peach pie was one of the first things I ever made really well. In college and just after, I'd make three things: samosas, burritos, and…
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  • Berry, spinach and avocado milkshake

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    The holy month of Ramadan started about 2 weeks ago. It is the most superior month in the Islamic calendar.  Before I talk about the recipe, I would like to wish the entire Muslim nation a blessed and happy Ramadan, and may Allah accept everyone’s prayers. During the holy month of Ramadan we fast from […] The post Berry, spinach and avocado milkshake appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Moroccan Fried Eggs

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:22 am
    The combination of the cumin and olive oil give these Moroccan fried eggs a unique taste and aroma. It is a Morocco tradition to serve cumin with eggs weather they’re fried or hard boiled. Some people might find cumin a bit bitter and too strong to use as a condiment on eggs, but you know […] The post Moroccan Fried Eggs appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

    1 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    These cinnamon sugar Palmiers are a great treat to bring to potluck or make for dessert to end a dinner party.  They’re easy to make, they can be ready in less than half an hour, and boy are they delicious. They’re also look so cute, just look at them. You can never go with puff […] The post Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Almond Quinoa Parfait

    27 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    This almond quinoa parfait is a great and healthy way to start your day. It’s a quick and easy breakfast that is gluten free and high in protein. It will keep you full and focused for a good 3 to 4 hours. Ever since I found out about all the quinoa health benefits, I started […] The post Almond Quinoa Parfait appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Easy Grilled Salmon

    25 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    I am all about healthy, quick and delicious meals. This easy grilled salmon helps me accomplish all that. It literately takes less than 5 minutes to prep and under 15 minutes to cook. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Salmon is a great source of omega 3, which helps prevent hearth disease, premature aging […] The post Easy Grilled Salmon appeared first on Tajoon.
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    Behind The Blue » Recipes

  • Budget-Friendly Cookout: Chicken Fajita Kabobs

    Ashleigh Evans
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:03 pm
    One of my favorite things about summer is a great cooko […] The post Budget-Friendly Cookout: Chicken Fajita Kabobs appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Valentine’s Day Smoothie: Pomegranate Berry Love

    Aiyana Baida
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Valentine’s Day calls for a “Love Potion No. 9.” While […] The post Valentine’s Day Smoothie: Pomegranate Berry Love appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Healthy Spicy Shrimp

    Lynette Rice
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Sometimes all it takes for me to eat healthy is a great […] The post Healthy Spicy Shrimp appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Kale and Herb Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette

    Aiyana Baida
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Prior to my newly adopted vegan diet, I only juiced kal […] The post Kale and Herb Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • No-Stress Easy Appetizers for Parties

    Mary Hoover
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Holiday season is approaching and that means it’s […] The post No-Stress Easy Appetizers for Parties appeared first on Behind The Blue.
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    Taste Chronicles

  • Bengali Shorshe Bata Maach - Mustard Fish

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:41 am
    Here is a bit of advice. Don't ever come between a Bengali and his fish. In fact, just to be safe, don't ever come between a Bengali and his food. They take it very seriously. Afternoon naps are the only other thing that are as dear to a Bengali as his fish. A Bengali meal is incomplete without some kind of fish curry in it. When I went back to visit my grandmother this past December, at some point I counted two types of fish curry, fried fish along with two other vegetable preparations on my plate. Yes, we take our fish very seriously indeed! "Shorshe bata maach", or fish cooked in…
  • Sausage and Pasta Marinara

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:11 pm
    I am so excited to welcome you to my new and improved blog! I started "Musings from the Other Side" when I first moved to New Zealand without an idea of what waiting for me on the other side of the world. Pretty soon though, it was clear that it was going to be a food blog. My little blog has grown out of its old name and un-matching URL! So, I have been working pretty hard on giving it a new design, new name and URL. It has been so much fun redesigning this blog and giving it some much needed TLC. It has felt like I have had two full time jobs this past week though! And as a…
  • Indo-Chinese Shrimp Chow Mein

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Indian Chinese Shrimp Chow Mein Noodle BowlWhen Chinese food arrived in India more than a couple of centuries ago, it incorporated the influences of Indian flavors and resulted in the most delicious marriage of cuisines - The Indo-Chinese cuisine. The Chinese community in India settled in the eastern part of the country, mainly around Kolkata - formerly known as Calcutta, the birthplace of Indo-Chinese food. Chow mein is standard Indian Chinese fare. You can swap the shrimp out for any protein of your choice - chicken, beef, pork, tofu and even paneer. Now on to the fried spicy garlicky…
  • Masala Chai - Indian Spiced Tea

    5 Jun 2015 | 6:37 pm
    This is not your yuppie chai latte. This is the real McCoy - or the real chai if you will! The stuff that takes you back to Indian monsoons and fills you with nostalgia. India has a very strong tea culture. If you visit someone, they'll offer you a cup of tea within the first minute of you walking in through the door. There are two very different types of tea though. The strong Indian milky sugary tea is popular in most parts of India except for in the Eastern part, where  the lighter Darjeeling tea is more common. "Chai" is the hindi word for tea. So calling this drink "Chai…
  • Thai Inspired Basil Chicken Stir Fry

    30 May 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Calling this dish a weeknight lifesaver is a bit of an understatement! It takes about 20 minutes from start to finish and tastes absolutely delicious. Use Thai basil if you can find it, but regular Italian basil works too if you're not too fussy. You can adjust the spice level by changing the amount of red chilies in the dish. I wouldn't recommend leaving it out all together. For palates with lower heat tolerance, I'd suggest using one chili pepper and discarding the seeds.Total Time - 20 MinutesYield - Serves 2Ingredients1 LB Ground Chicken6-7 Cloves Garlic2 Red Chili Peppers1 Red Bell…
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    The Eat More Food Project

  • Tuscan Chicken with Zoodles

    22 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    I first saw this recipe on KetoKarma’s youtube channel. If you aren’t already subscribed to her channel, definitely check it out for some really good recipe ideas. I didn’t realize Carrabas has a similar chicken dish called Chicken Bryan. I like the sound of “Tuscan Chicken” better, lol. I swapped around some things in the ingredients and cooking process to suit my tastes and it came out beautifully. Tuscan Chicken with Zoodles   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 1 hour   Balsamic rosemary grilled chicken breasts, topped with medallions of goat cheese…
  • Quick Relief Chicken Soup

    15 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I was incredibly sick. My throat felt like sandpaper and I could barely breathe out of my nose. I despise being sick and I was desperate for some relief. This soup was awesome. The butter, egg and cheese make sure this coats your whole mouth and throat. The cream helps fill you up when it’s impossible to keep heavier foods down. Alternate between bowls of this and whiskey with honey and lemon and you will be back on your feet in no time! 5.0 from 2 reviews Quick Relief Chicken Soup   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Creamy,…
  • Pastrami Kimchi Scramble

    8 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    We love going to a local deli for breakfast. They have an amazing reuben omelet and I thought it might be interesting to swap out the typical sauerkraut with kimchi. This is what kimchi looks like: It is fermented cabbage and you can find it in the fresh produce section of your supermarket. The second interesting thing about this recipe is the technique. I don’t really care for scrambles that look like a big goopy mess on the plate with a thin layer of egg just sort of covering everything. So I cooked this in a manner that let the eggs set up on the bottom of the skillet and the pastrami…
  • Summer Pork Chops

    1 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    I saw a version of this on a Publix Apron recipe card. Does anyone else look at those cards for recipe ideas? They’re a really good resource. The recipe called for thick boneless chops and teriyaki sauce. I wasn’t in the mood for such a heavy Asian flavor, so I used ponzu sauce instead. Using thin-cut chops meant I was barely at the stove. Toss it on a plate with some salad and you have the perfect summer lunch. Summer Pork Chops   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 40 mins   Bright and tangy pork chops marinated in beer and spices and quickly grilled for an…
  • Perfect Crockpot Chicken

    25 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m so desperate to be done with decorating my house. Every day when I come home, there are boxes in front of my door and phone calls to return from delivery people. I have to remind myself to live and enjoy life now and not to wait for everything to be perfectly in its place. Today’s recipe is all about the technique. Elevating a whole chicken off the base of the crockpot allows it to brown beautifully and cooking it at a lower temperature than in the oven means the meat is fall-off-the-bone-tender. I used Goya Sazon seasoning because that’s what I like, but you could easily swap it…
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    Harriet Emily
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:21 am
    There’s nothing more refreshing than a nice, cool smoothie on a Summers day. When it’s hot outside, I love sipping on sweet, fruity smoothies! And when it comes to fruit, I definitely have a few favourites. Although pretty much every fruit is delicious to me (except lychees – I can’t quite bring myself to like them), particular fruits like mango, bananas, nectarines, cherries and raspberries – to name a few, make my heart content. So, when it came to making this smoothie, I knew I had to involve a few of my favourite ingredients. Keeping it simple to begin with,…

    Harriet Emily
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    I’ve actually had a few suggestions from people recently to create some food illustrations. Strangely, I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought of doing this myself before. Spending most days cooking and creating recipes, it would make sense for me to enjoy drawing food as much as eating it! However, I’ve never really drawn any food before. So, due to my requests, I finally decided it was time for me to begin some food illustration. For my first illustrations, I decided to go for a food that everyone loves – cupcakes! They’re always so beautiful, well decorated,…

    Harriet Emily
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    Couscous is definitely a summer staple in my household. I’ve said before how much I love to make salads at this time of the year, so experimenting with different flavours, recipes and ingredients for them is something I love to do at the moment. When it comes to salads, I often like to mix and match different foods and transform them into a big, mixed bowl full of different flavours. Usually, I prepare different things – like grains, pastas, roasted vegetables, dressings and dips ahead of time, and then merge them all together for a comforting dinner. One of the dishes I really…

    Harriet Emily
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:18 am
    Everyone knows that pesto and pasta is a classic combination. Whether we’re eating it as a weeknight dinner or serving it up as a simple dish over the weekend, it’s one food that we all love to make. The flavours in pesto itself are always so delicious, refreshing and vibrant, and make the perfect addition to any meal. I really love the way that such a simple combination of ingredients like lemon, olive oil, garlic and fresh basil can merge together and transform into a sauce that’s simply mouthwatering. With the tang and strength of lemon and garlic, toasted pine nuts…

    Harriet Emily
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    I’m really fascinated by all types of symbolism, but definitely animal symbolism in particular. Where I live, I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by lots of beautiful wildlife and see several different species of wild animals every day. Some days, there are specific animals I see repeatedly, but on other days there can be a species I’ve never even seen before. There’s definitely something magical about having an untamed, wild animal appear in front of you. Whenever I see one during my day, I’m always eager to find out whether there could possibly be a…
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    Recipes, Easy and Healthy

  • Chicken Rice with Red Wine

    10 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This Chicken Rice with Red Wine recipe is a great chicken recipe which deserves every effort it takes to make. It’s easy and quick – it will only take you 40 minutes to make. Why don’t you try it? Ingredients: 28.12 ounces (800 grams) chicken breast 1 medium sized onion (chopped) 50 millilitres oil 3.5 … Continue reading Chicken Rice with Red WineThe post Chicken Rice with Red Wine appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Layered Chocolate Cake Recipe

    3 Jun 2015 | 3:51 am
    This is yet another delicious Chocolate Cake recipe. There are many and different Chocolate Cake recipes, but this one won’t disappoint anybody for sure! Ingredients for the dough: 7 ounces (200 grams) brown sugar 6 eggs 1 decilitre milk 3.5 ounces (100 grams) butter 3.5 ounces (100 grams) powder cocoa 8.8 ounces (250 grams) flour … Continue reading Layered Chocolate Cake RecipeThe post Layered Chocolate Cake Recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Sautéed Shrimps with Mushrooms

    18 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    This is a great shrimp recipe! Shrimp has a few interesting nutritional qualities, and it is curious that some of its elements help to fight arthritis and arthroses. One such element is glucosamine, which is helpful in reducing the advance of weariness in articulations. It also improves the general well-being and life quality of those … Continue reading Sautéed Shrimps with MushroomsThe post Sautéed Shrimps with Mushrooms appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Coffee and Chocolate Cream Recipe

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    This recipe is a true delight! It is a great dessert to serve to your guests and they will surely be delighted with this Coffee and Chocolate Cream. As a side note, we would like to leave you with this message… chocolate can be good for your health, due to its cocoa. This is one … Continue reading Coffee and Chocolate Cream RecipeThe post Coffee and Chocolate Cream Recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Cod Roasted with onions and potatoes

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Roasted Codfish is already plays a big part in our gastronomy and this is just one of many ways of cooking codfish. All you’ll need is codfish, onions, garlic, olive oil, salt and milk. Ingredients: 4 soaked cod loins 10 garlic cloves Salt 2 onions Olive oil to your taste Milk to your taste How … Continue reading Cod Roasted with onions and potatoesThe post Cod Roasted with onions and potatoes appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
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    Yummy Indian Kitchen - Indian Food Recipes - Indian Vegetarian Recipes - Indian Non Veg Recipes - Indian Cooking

  • Shami Kabab Recipe Hyderabadi,Mutton Shami Kabab Recipe

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    Shami kabab recipe Hyderabadi or mutton shami kabab recipe is a famous hyderabadi kabab dish which is made with mutton. The shami is an authentic Hyderabadi cuisine which is made by a paste of meat and chana dal(chick pea lentils). The shami kabab are in the form of mutton patties which are shallow fried in oil and they are usually eaten with rice or can be eaten as a side dish along with dal recipes such as khatti dal hyderabadi recipe. The texture is very smooth and they can be made into any shape be it round or oval or the shape you prefer. They are a widely popular snack item in muslim…
  • Shimla Mirch Keema Recipe Hyderabadi,Capsicum Keema Curry Recipe

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Shimla Mirch Keema Recipe is a mixed curry recipe of shimla mirch(green capsicum ) and minced meat. Minced meat is also known as keema or kheema. This recipe is quite interesting with capsicum flavor in meat and also added into it is aloo or potatoes to give a tasty flavor to the shimla mirch keema recipe. The keema and shimla mirch combination goes well with roti or rice. The recipe which I posted is a gravy dish with tomatoes into it and also lifting the flavor is methi leaves or fenugreek leaves in the keema capsicum recipe. I  use this combination when I feel like trying different shimla…
  • Methi Gosht Recipe Hyderabadi, Indian Mutton and Fenugreek Leaves Recipe

    18 Jun 2015 | 12:48 am
    Methi Gosht Recipe is yet another  Hyderabadi  mutton curry  which is made by adding methi leaves or fenugreek leaves to the mutton or gosht curry.                    It is a gravy recipe with juicy tomatoes that goes into it with an aromatic flavor of methi leaves or fenugreek leaves. ‘Methi’ is a hindi term for fenugreek. One usually does not prefer eating methi, therefore, using methi with different combinations is a wonderful idea.            This method of combining methi leaves not only brings good aroma  but also lifts up the flavor of the recipe. Methi…
  • Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan Ka Salan Masala Recipe | Bagara Baingan

    14 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan is another authentic Hyderabadi cuisine which is a mouth watering eggplant dish or baingan ka salan as it contains a masala paste which brings up the flavors of the baingan in the curry.                           Bagara baingan or bagare baingan is a wonderful dish made with brinjals/baingan/eggplant and is an amazing combo with rice or roti. It tastes amazing with even biryani.                              Brinjal curry is not commonly liked by most of them but if made in the form of bagara baingan, one can never resist eating it as it is…
  • South Indian Sambar Recipe For Rice|How To Make Sambar Recipe

    13 Jun 2015 | 2:41 am
     South Indian Sambar Recipe :  This recipe is the traditional South Indian recipe since ages. Sambar is as popular in South India as dal recipes.                           Sambar recipe is a variation of dal recipe where the dal is mixed with different kinds of vegetables like drumsticks, radish, lady’s finger or okra, bottle gourd, carrots, pumpkin, brinjal/eggplant etc… Also adding onions and tomatoes along with tamarind pulp to give some tangy flavor to the recipe. Sambar is mainly originated in South Indian kitchens and is also common in Sri Lankan cuisine. It…
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    Natural Chow

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + A Giveaway

    Margaret Anne
    12 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    This refreshing, sweet, and rich mint chocolate chip ice cream is loaded with flavor and will surely become your go-to summer dessert!  I think it goes without saying that it’s unreasonably hot outside.  And rather than going the whole summer without a healthy treat to help you cool off, I’m here to arm you with a recipe that you’ll be making again and again. Plus, since you’re making it from scratch, it’s already way healthier than storebought ice cream. By now, you all should know that I am quite *obsessed* with chocolate. Honestly, I don’t think I…
  • Blueberry Coconut Protein Smoothie

    Margaret Anne
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    This blueberry coconut protein smoothie is so rich and creamy you’d think it was a milkshake! Made with only 5 simple ingredients, this refreshing and healthy smoothie is guilt-free and tastes amazing! I don’t know about you but I like my smoothies thick and creamy, not watery and thin.  Hence why I love using unsweetened canned coconut milk in them. It just takes them to a whole new level of creamy goodness. That’s also why I like to use frozen fruits in my smoothies. It just makes them that much creamier… But enough about creaminess—let’s talk about this…
  • The Best Gluten Free Meatloaf

    Margaret Anne
    27 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    This classic meatloaf with a gluten free twist is tender and bursting with flavor! Using ingredients you already have at home, you can get this dish in the oven in less than 10 minutes. This past Sunday, we went to church earlier in the day than usual.  But every week after church, we go to Publix to grab any groceries we need for the week along with flowers for the table. It was my week to make Sunday dinner, and I planned on making gluten free meatloaf with mashed potatoes and garlic butter sauteed green beans.  Well, less than a minute after leaving the parking lot, we were at a stop…
  • How to Freeze Strawberries

    Margaret Anne
    19 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Learn all the tips and tricks on how to freeze strawberries for use all year long! It’s SO easy and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare before it goes into the freezer. I don’t usually like to show favoritism towards certain fruits, but right now, I’m a little in love with strawberries. Okay, a lot in love with strawberries. Ever since I shared that strawberry piña colada smoothie recipe a while back, I’ve been quite obsessed. And when I went strawberry picking with my aunt, I knew I HAD to freeze a ton of them to be used for that smoothie later on this year when…
  • Mocha Hazelnut Granola Cereal

    Margaret Anne
    13 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Packed with dark chocolate coffee flavor, this mocha hazelnut granola is soon to become a breakfast staple. It’s crunchy, chocolaty, and super easy to make! Granola is starting to become my favorite breakfast food. I mean, I can practically whip it up in 5 minutes. Then it bakes for 45 minutes, whilst filling my house with the wonderful smells that granola produces, and then I have breakfast for 3-4 days. And I love those mornings where I can grab a double shot espresso out the fridge, pour milk over a bowl of granola, sit down at the table, and take in the morning. I also like to…
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  • Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad

    C. McCord
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    If you’re like me you’re always looking for a really simple salad to go along with something easy to toss on the grill like a good steak, piece of fish or something a bit more special like Southern Style Pork Tenderloin or Persian Chicken Kabobs. When I walked around the farmers market a few weeks ago I wanted to buy every last heirloom tomato, avocado and Persian cucumber I could find. These are three of the kids favorite vegetables, although they will remind me they’re actually fruits, so we buy and eat them every week. The zippy quality of the tomato, with the buttery flavor of…
  • BLT Bites Video

    C. McCord
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    In planning our Fourth of July this year I wanted to make a really fun appetizer that the adults and kids would love. For the first time in years we’re going to be on the east coast to celebrate with family and friends making it quite an adventure for the kids. I’m already looking forward to small town street parades, the kids holding sparklers, catching fireflies and eating all of the traditional foods I remember during the red, white and blue holiday. BLT’s are one of the most nostalgic sandwiches you can make during the summer, but with all of the running around that happens on the…
  • 12 Snacks Under 200 Calories

    C. McCord
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    We were just on vacation in the Caribbean which meant we were all running around in our bathing suits all day long for two weeks straight. One of the bonuses of being pregnant is that you really don’t care how you look in a suit as long as you’re feeling good, so snacks are still really important for keeping your energy up. It’s amazing how the heat kept us from wanting big meals, preferring to have lots of nutritious snacks on hand. I found myself making tons of smoothies, popsicles, yogurt dip, salsas and more for all of us. Even when it comes to snacking I try to offer a variety of…
  • Chilled Avocado Soup

    C. McCord
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    Is there anything more luscious and creamy on a hot summer’s day then a bowl full of Chilled Avocado Soup? To be completely honest I hadn’t ever tried it before until a few months ago when I saw it on a restaurant menu and a pregnancy craving screamed for it. As Chloe is my avocado loving child, over the years she’s turned me from an avocado loather to an avocado lover! With all of the incredible varieties of avocados that we stock up on at our famers market like Hass, Fuerte, Bacon and Zutano, it’s easy to get inspired to come home and prepare recipes like Avocado Toast, Avocado…
  • BBQ Chicken Burgers Video

    C. McCord
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    Last week I showed you how to make these delectable burgers and this week I’m giving you a host of tips on how to make them in this BBQ Chicken Burgers Video. We make them all year round, but honestly there’s no better time then summer time our on the barbecue or for a Fourth of July Celebration with a group of friends. The best part is that they can be formed ahead of time, so you just need to cook them up at the last minute. If you don’t have a big grill you can easily do them in a sauté pan in the kitchen, but those grill marks you get on the barbecue really do give them a ton of…
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    Arousing Appetites

  • Apple Pie: The All American Dessert

    Heather Rodgers
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    As American as apple pie. If you grew up in the US like we did, chances are good that you’ve probably heard this saying at least a few times in your life. Never minding that we Americans sometimes use strange proxies to qualify our patriotism (i.e. Budweiser beer, Uncle Sam, PB&Js, etc), we were curious as to how the apple pie really came to be so American after all. Where that simple question took us we couldn’t have ever expected. Want to keep this recipe? Grab our free downloadable Apple Pie special recipe booklet – including the photos and step by step instructions…
  • Mansaf: Jordanian Lamb, Yogurt & Rice Pilaf

    Cyrus Roepers
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    Sometimes calling a dish “traditional” can be misleading. Sure, mansaf has been long associated as the national dish of a young modern Jordanian nation, but key parts of this yogurt, meat and rice pilaf were introduced as recently as last century. For a land with such a deep and rich history – like Petra, one of the 7 World Wonders – a dish with 100 years of history seems almost like a drop in the bucket. Nevertheless, through its many different parts, mansaf is as deeply woven into various woven into Jordanian culture as you might find anyplace else. Mansaf, Thereed,…
  • Tabouli: Syrian Parsley & Bulgur Salad

    Cyrus Roepers
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    Sure, there are some foods that have become so popular that everyone knows about them. Tabouli certainly qualifies in that category. Even in non-Mediterranean, non-Levantine restaurants around our area, chances are good you can find at least some form of this parsley and bulgur wheat salad on the menu. And yet, despite its ubiquity, it seems like few actually know about what makes tabouli so special. After all, there had to be something that caused it to become as popular as it has. We kept this in mind as we pursued our research into the wonders of tabouli, and what we found was so very…
  • Lamingtons: Australian Sponge Cakes

    Cyrus Roepers
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:13 am
    It’s funny how food can have a certain lasting power little else can match. Surely, lamingtons are a fabulous sponge cake dessert, but that it has monopolized the Lamington name – and a decorated political career to boot – serves as a testament to the power of food. It kind of makes you feel for Lord Lamington, the former Governor of Queensland and the catalyst for this prized Australian dessert. Lord Lamington, His Political Career, and Sponge Cakes Indeed, the lamington (which we’ll explore much more in depth soon enough) is a decadent sponge cake dessert worthy…
  • Anzac Biscuits: New Zealand Rolled Oats Crisps

    Heather Rodgers
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    There is an unmistakeable power of food that can, at times, evoke powerful memories and emotions in all of us. In Australia and New Zealand, the Anzac biscuit most certainly qualifies as one of those foods. Even as a relatively simple recipe featuring little more than rolled oats and honey, these little cookies serve as an invaluable symbol of a seminal period in both nations’ histories. In the case of this particular culinary memorial, its delicious taste is just the tip of the iceberg. Anzac Biscuits and The Gallipoli Campaign Understanding the true power of the Anzac biscuit involves…
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    My Real Food Family

  • Kielbasa and Spinach Soup

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Since reducing my family’s meat consumption over the past year or so, I’ve been trying to find ways to incorporate a little meat into our diets from time to time.  You see, my family seems to think they cannot live without meat in their lives.  While I disagree with that and can live a full and meaningful life without meat, in the interest of family harmony, sometimes I make something with meat in it.  The difference in my meat dishes now is that I make every effort to have the meat play a supporting role rather than being the star of the show.  That can be somewhat of a…
  • Healthy Snacking for Kids + 25 Simple Snack Ideas

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    **I’m super excited to be sharing a special post with you today!  Dana blogs at RealFood-RealFamily and will be a monthly contributor here.  She’s got some great tips for creating healthy snacking habits for kids and evens shares an extensive list of snacks that kids will love!  Be sure and stop by her blog and check out all of her other amazing tips and recipes!** Hi there!  My name is Dana Ewing.  I am a wife and a mom to two boys, ages 4 and 7.  Almost four years ago we started eliminating processed food and switched over to a {mostly} real food diet. You can find me…
  • Balsamic Roasted Peppers and Onions

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Since focusing on eating more of a plant-based diet, I’ve found myself eating a lot more bell peppers.  Sure they are scrumptious bites of yumminess but I love the color they add to every dish.  As part of a healthy diet, nutritionists recommend eating a rainbow of colors.  Bell peppers make it extremely easy to incorporate a variety of colors.  The amazing part of this recipe is that it doesn’t use any oil so it’s a really low calorie dish.  I could eat these by themselves all day long but they’d be a great compliment to fajitas, salads, or as a side dish. The…
  • Spinach Lentil Soup

    15 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    A couple of weeks ago I started a 21 day purification program that eliminated certain foods from my diet.  While most people do detox programs like this to lose weight, I am trying to figure out if I have any food sensitivities that are causing problems for me.  As part of the program, I can eat as many vegetables as I’d like as well as half as many fruits as vegetables.  I can also have lentils and quinoa and a few other things (spices, vegetable broth).  I ordinarily eat really clean and healthy but eating only fruits, vegetables, lentils and quinoa was a challenge.  To create…
  • Wedding S’mores Bar (with free printable)

    29 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored I’m not a fan of Valentine’s day at all (don’t worry – this isn’t a Valentine’s post) and we generally don’t celebrate or do anything special.  But this Valentine’s day was different; while we were busy doing our usual Saturday night nothing, our daughter Facetimed us.  We text often and talk from time to time, but rarely do we Facetime.  But when I saw her call, I knew exactly why she was…
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    The Tastes of India

  • Bhindi Masala Curry Recipe

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Bhindi Masala Curry Recipe – Bhindi (Lady Finger) is a vegetable that a lot of people do not like primarily because of the mucilage that you normally see in these species of plants. It looks like a slime and irritates a lot of people. But it is noteworthy that Bhindi is an extremely good vegetable when it comes to its nutritional value and this mucilage contains a usable form of soluble fiber. It is a good source of calcium and potassium. But with the way most of us cook it in India, a lot of its nutritional aspects are lost. I always liked Bhindi even as a kid and Bhindi bhujia, a stir…
  • Kerala Style Potato Curry

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    Kerala Style Potato Curry – I had posted the recipe for one of my favorite South Indian foods called “Appam” a few days back. The potato curry (urulakizhangu curry, urulakizhangu meaning potato in Malayalam) is a kind of stew that goes really well with Appam. Vegetable Stews are the favorite side dishes when it comes to breakfast dishes made from rice, like appam, puttu, noolappam etc. And how it tastes is something that you can only experience. It is difficult putting it in words. Most stews made in Kerala has coconut milk as an essential ingredient. And the process of extracting…
  • I Used to Cry for My Shoes….

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:17 pm
    I often come across a lot of people who would tell me their stories of “STRUGGLE” and why this struggle is keeping them away from doing what they want in life. And these stories of struggles cover a wide range of topics from monetary problems and over-weight problems to family problems. I was no different until about a couple of years back. I had my own stories of struggle. I could easily find a hundred reasons for not doing something until I found out that I was suffering from a disease called as “Excusitis”. Are you suffering from Excusitis? I changed myself. Will…
  • 5 Herbs With AntiOxidant Properties that You can Use in Your Recipes

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    What is an anti-oxidant? Before I put it in simple terms, let us look at what the Wikipedia has to say about “anti-oxidants” – An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction involving the loss of electrons or an increase in oxidation state. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and…
  • Wet Coconut Chutney for Appam

    18 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Wet Coconut Chutney for Appam – Coconut oil is one of the few foods that has been classified as “Super Foods”. Research shows that Coconut has a lot of benefits and so does coconut oil. Some research says that Coconut oil is good for heart and yet others say that it helps prevent obesity. All of this makes it one essential part of your food habits. Once of the reasons I like Dosa, Idli and Appam is because of the tasty Coconut chutney it is served with. The flavor of coconut gives it a nice aroma and taste that adds to anything that it is served with. While there are many different…
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    Good Cake Food

  • Victoria Sponge Cake

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:37 pm
    A Victoria Sponge was the favorite sponge cake of Queen Victoria, and has since become a tried-and-true recipe for tea-time sponge cakes. Victoria Sponges are generally filled with jam, and are undecorated on the top, but you can serve each piece with a dollop of whipped cream, or shake some powdered sugar over the top if you'd like.PREP TIME   15 MinCOOK TIME 20 MinREADY IN     35 MinINGREDIENTS1 cup all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 cup confectioners' sugar1 cup butter, softened2 eggs1/2 cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla extractMETHODPreheat oven to 400…
  • All chocolate moist cake

    28 Jun 2015 | 8:05 pm
    INGREDIENTSFor the biscuit:4 separate white and yellow eggs250 g icing sugar100 g butter40 g of orange marmalade125 g flour30g cocoa powder2 pinches of saltFor the ganache:17 cl cream250 g dark chocolateFor the decoration:40 g of crushed and roasted almondscandied fruitsMethodMelt the icing sugar, butter and jam in a saucepan over low heat, stirring, for a homogeneous preparation.Whisk the egg yolks by incorporating the butter / powdered sugar until pale preparation.Sift together flour, cocoa powder and salt. Add flour to the first preparation.Mount the egg white until stiff. Gently fold the…
  • Cake with apples and cinnamon

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:50 pm
    INGREDIENTS4 eggs150g caster sugar2 packets of vanilla sugar12 cl of sunflower oil250g of flour2 pinches of salt14 g baking powder125g natural yoghurtTo garnish:1 apple1 c. cinnamon50 g sliced almonds or crushed1 c. tablespoons of caster sugarFor the decoration:1 c. tablespoons icing sugarMethodWhisk eggs with sugar and vanilla sugar until the mixture is pale and doubled in volume.Stir in net oil while whisking the mixture to keep it aerated.Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Stir in the flour to the egg mixture in small amounts and stirring gently for a smooth paste.Add the yogurt to…
  • Custard tart recipe

    27 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Here is my ultimate recipe pastry flan, that which is above all calling me at home. The test is believing!Difficulty     EasyPreparation 5 minCooking       40 minTotal time   45 min8 peopleIngredients1 puff pastry or broken (homemade or commercial)1 liter of semi-skimmed milk3 eggs160 g of sugar100 g cornflour2 packets of vanilla sugar3 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder coffee (or a vanilla bean)MethodDarken buttered and floured pan with dough, prick the bottom and edges with the tines of a fork. Refrigerate while preparing…
  • Quick and easy recipe for sponge cake

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Here is the recipe of the cake known all! Really simple but succulent, so light that eats too much ...difficulty        EasyPreparation  10 minCooking        25 minTotal time     35 minIngredients60 g flour50g cornflour100 g of sugar1 baker's yeast sachet4 eggsMethodSeparate egg whites from yolks. Blanch the egg yolks with 50 g sugar by mixing. Add little by little the flour and cornstarch while mixing. Then add the yeast and mix.Beat the egg whites snow, add 50 g of sugar and gently add to the previous preparation (yolks, sugar,…
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  • 6-21-2015

    Laurel Blow
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy Father’s Day all you dads out there! Here is a one-of-a-kind piece of toddler art for our favorite dad! Email Address The post 6-21-2015 appeared first on Bread & With It.
  • Strawberry Ice-cream

    Laurel Blow
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    The strawberry fields opened up near our house, and guess what we did! We went strawberry picking! Oh yes! With what was leftover after making several batches of strawberry jam and strawberry syrup for our pancakes, we made fresh strawberry ice-cream. Strawberry ice-cream during strawberry season is the best! This dairy free vegan recipe is not … Continue reading Strawberry Ice-cream → The post Strawberry Ice-cream appeared first on Bread & With It.
  • Quick Cinnamon Rolls

    Laurel Blow
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Women in the 1930's knew how long it takes to make cinnamon rolls, so they came up with a quick solution! Take pride in quick, homemade & from scratch! The post Quick Cinnamon Rolls appeared first on Bread & With It.
  • 6-1-2015

    Laurel Blow
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    You know you are loved, when you get Torch & Ramekins for your Birthday! <3 Loved Email Address The post 6-1-2015 appeared first on Bread & With It.
  • 5-31-2015

    Laurel Blow
    31 May 2015 | 3:35 pm
    …because it’s the Northwest, and the sun is out 😉 Email Address The post 5-31-2015 appeared first on Bread & With It.
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    Gourmet Project

  • The Apricot Ceviche Recipe

    Claudia Rinaldi
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:47 am
    A Summer seasonal ceviche recipe with farmer's market ingredients: juicy, sweet apricots. Enjoy your apricot ceviche on a hot summer pool party day! The post The Apricot Ceviche Recipe appeared first on Gourmet Project.
  • Rome’s White Dinner & Coconut Mango Ceviche

    Claudia Rinaldi
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:28 am
    The perfect recipe for a white urban picnic: Coconut Mango Ceviche. Here's what happened at the diner en blanc in Rome. The post Rome’s White Dinner & Coconut Mango Ceviche appeared first on Gourmet Project.
  • The Sicilian Ceviche

    Claudia Rinaldi
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:33 am
    Eat Ceviche like an Italian! Sicilian ceviche is the second recipe of the Ceviche Project: tuna, mint, basil and olive oil give fabolous flavor to this gourmet dinner! The post The Sicilian Ceviche appeared first on Gourmet Project.
  • The Ceviche Project: Story of a Brave Foodtrotter Girl & Lime Zest Ceviche Recipe

    Claudia Rinaldi
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    How to make delicious ceviche. The Holbox, mexican adventure & a Summer Cooking Project. First recipe: The post The Ceviche Project: Story of a Brave Foodtrotter Girl & Lime Zest Ceviche Recipe appeared first on Gourmet Project.
  • The Aperitif Infused Water

    Claudia Rinaldi
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:29 am
    This is the tastiest Infused Water I made this season. A brand new aperitif concept, an Italian tasty, delicious, healthy aperitif. - Questa è l'acqua aromatizzata più saporito tra quelle di quest'anno. The post The Aperitif Infused Water appeared first on Gourmet Project.
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  • Masala Dosa Recipe | How To Make Masala Dosa Potato Filling and Masala Dosa Batter Recipe

    The Yummy Lounge
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:58 am
    Masala Dosa with Potato Filling                Masala Dosa is a traditional South Indian Cuisine Recipe. It is a thin crispy crepe fill with potato curry.  It is a worldwide popular vegetarian dish. It is one of the common breakfasts in South India.                 Masala Dosa is one type of Dosa which filled with cooked Potato curry. Masala Dosa Potato Filling is made from potato, onion, curry leaves, mustard seeds, green chili, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice etc.
  • Mexican Tacos | Mexican Vegetarian Tacos Recipe Using Rajma

    The Yummy Lounge
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    Easy Mexican Vegetarian Tacos Using Rajma                Taco is a traditional Mexican Cuisine Recipe. It is folded crispy corn bread stuffed with verities of filling. This folded crispy corn bread is called Taco shell. This Mexican Taco Recipe is a vegetarianversion and made using Rajma (kidney bean).                 Learn how to make easy homemade Mexican Vegetarian Taco Recipe using rajma(kidney beans). Here is step by step process of Mexican Vegetarian Taco Recipe Using…
  • Dosa Recipe | How To Make Dosa And Dosa Batter

    The Yummy Lounge
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    Plain Dosa                Dosa is a traditional south Indian cuisine recipe. It is a flat thin crispy crepe eaten as a breakfastor meal in south India. Now days, it is very popular in all over India and abroad to.                It is made from rice and split black lentils. There are so many dosa varieties are available like plain dosa, masala dosa, rawa dosa, paper dosa, mysore masala dosa etc. This is a plain dosa recipe.  You can also use Idli batter to…
  • Idli Stir Fry | Recipe From Leftover Idlis or Idli Batter

    The Yummy Lounge
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    Idli Stir Fry Using LeftOver Idlis                Do you have leftover idlis or idli batter? Don’t know what to do with leftover idlis or idli batter? Here is very quick and easy recipe from leftover idlis. It will become your snackor next day breakfast.                 Idli Stir fry is a very quick and easy to make snack or breakfastrecipe. Masala Tea or Coconut Chutney is a great accompaniment for this Idli Stir…
  • Idli Recipe | How To Make Idli And Idli Batter

    The Yummy Lounge
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Easy Soft Fluffy Idli                Idli is a south Indian cuisine recipe. It is savory molded rice cake. It is eaten at breakfast or as a snack in whole south India and neighboring countries like Sri Lanka.                This Idli is made from rice and urad dal. To make it more soft, sometimes baking soda or fruit salt is also added. But you can make it without them also. You can served as a breakfast or as a lunch and dinner as well. Always it is served with Coconut…
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    Mom's Recipes Handbook

  • Palak Rice Recipe How to Prepare Andhra Style

    6 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
         Hi friends, today one different and tasty recipe "Palak Rice"... Palak rice also called Spinach rice is an easy and yet healthful recipe blended with rice and palak. There are probably many ways to prepare this recipe. I am sharing the simpler way which I have tried. The Spinach Rice Recipe, is a simple, healthy preparation of cooked rice, mixed and spiced up with spinach and spices. I moist often like to use cardamom, cloves as the main ingredients to make the spinach rice, but you can use a combination of spices and experiment to suit your taste. The Spinach Rice…
  • Vegetable Soup Konkani Recipe How to Make

    5 Jun 2015 | 7:25 pm
         Hi good morning to all.... Today one different and tasty soup "Konkani Vegetable Soup".... Its so easy and tasty morning break fast recipe... In this soup I use vegetables, like carrot, beans, cauliflower and some spices for taste... Temperatures are dropping here way too quickly. This kind of weather calls for some hot soup. So I thought of posting this recipe which we love so much. I have been cooking with lots of vegetables lately. Â This soup is A a one pot, wholesome dish in itself. I have prepared this couple of times for potlucks and it is loved by my family…
  • How to Prepare Idiyappam with Sweet Recipe

    4 Jun 2015 | 8:44 pm
        I usually make sweetened coconut milk ( with sugar) for idiyappam as served in restaurants.I make coconut milk with jaggery only for vendhaya dosai. When i was seeing t.v there came this wonder full recipe... Actually I went kerala in my childhood for 'swami darsanam'.. first time I eat this tasty Idiyappam... Its so tasty and delicious, but there serve it in hotels, restaurants it's a compulsory recipe.... It tastes great for idiyappam and also there is no need to extract coconut milk. So this milk is less in calories too. But it tastes more like coconut milk.
  • Paneer Tomato Curry Recipe How to Prepare

    3 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
        Hi friends, I am back to here... I miss u all my friends... This is my first post after marriage am so happy.... Today I prepare some different curry is "Tomato Paneer"... My hubby likes non veg very much, but first time I will prepare this paneer recipe to his... He is so happy to eat my curry first time, he is so impressed... Its so simple to prepare.. only some ingredients I will use in this recipe.... Tomato Paneer is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Indian Tomato Paneer by following this simple & easy recipe. Cottage Cheese or Paneer is…
  • Muskmelon Milkshake Cursted Recipe How to Prepare

    26 May 2015 | 8:41 pm
        This May in my place it is so hot and windy and we people are in continuous search for various thirst quenchers. Bountiful amounts of fresh muskmelon is available in our-nearby fruit shops till now. Nowadays varied varieties of muskmelon are available in the market, with different color, outer texture and even shapes. My amma would love to make this muskmelon milkshake often as it is very easy!! she enjoys making it and would always expect positive reception from others. Chilled muskmelon milkshake definitely tastes great and I use honey instead of sugar which blends well…
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  • Dream Vacations :: Luxury Yurt Airbnb in LA

    Kelly Egan
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    If you follow me on Instagram, you know I spent a week in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. It was such a fun trip as LA has an amazing food scene. One of the coolest things I did there was stay in a yurt that I found via Airbnb. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was an awesome experience! It was so peaceful it was easy to forget that I was actually in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the country! On top of that, it was gorgeously decorated. I love AirBnB for travel. You can really find something to suit almost any taste. Last year, Pat and I stayed in a treehouse in wine…
  • Best Homemade Lemonade

    Kelly Egan
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    If you’ve been around here long, you’ll know that I pretty much spent all winter talking about lemons and how much I love lemon desserts. It’s funny though, no matter how wintry citrus desserts are, nothing says summer like fresh-squeezed lemonade! What’s up with that!? Secrets to the perfect lemonade – stop frantically stirring your drink trying to dissolve that sugar! Make a simple syrup instead to ensure perfectly sweetened lemonade every time. Also, make sure you taste test frequently as you add the water – it’s a hard job, but someone has to do…
  • Wine Country Style to the Max(i)

    Kelly Egan
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    I just wanted to write a quick post to share the details of my wine country style from our recent trip. You can read all about what we did in my last post. For me, quintessential wine country style includes a maxi dress. It’s the perfect thing for sitting and sipping a glass of wine while looking over the gorgeous seemingly-never ending rows of grape vines. It’s chic, but unfussy, and doesn’t require much thought. Perfect for a casual weekend of relaxing. P.S. – If you find yourself in wine country, our new favorite town is Healdsburg. It’s super close to Sonoma…
  • A Perfect Day in Sonoma :: Sonoma-Cutrer Winery

    Kelly Egan
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions are my own. Pat and I had day free last weekend and we took the opportunity to sneak away to wine country for the day. We’re not much for hopping from winery to winery. We much prefer to pick one place, explore it and relax. This time, we chose Sonoma-Cutrer to explore. We’ve actually been one time before in the past, but it was for an event to benefit the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Side note: This year’s event raised almost $100,000!) We took Sonoma Cutrer’s Winery Tour, which…
  • Healthy Leftovers :: Whole Grain Rice Bowls with Massaged Kale & Veggies

    Kelly Egan
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    I love hearing from everyone who reads A Side of Sweet. That’s why I respond to every comment (seriously!) and read every email. If someone who leaves a comment have a blog, I always click through and see what they’ve been up to. It’s that sense of community and reciprocity that has helped me find my place in this crazy internet reality. I recently read that there are over 227 million blogs. Can you believe that!? There are 227 million blogs and somehow you ended up here. Reading the silly things that I share. The fact is, I feel grateful every day that people read my…
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  • 4 Romantic Decor Ideas for Your Master Bed & Bath

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a sponsored post written by Zillow for Rainstorms and Love Notes Setting the scene for romance might not be at the top of your list after a long day. But creating a master bedroom and bath that regularly evoke balance and relaxation can help reduce that stress – and set the mood – after a long day. No matter what your budget constraints are, consider these four décor ideas to create a calm, romantic space. 1. Update Wall Treatments Control the mood of your room through wall treatments. Evoke romantic energy with warm colors, such as burnt orange, fire engine red or light pink. Or…
  • 5 Products Every Cat Owner Needs

    17 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    First things first, this is NOT a sponsored post. This is a post from me to you, as a cat owner, about products that TJ and I genuinely love for our cats. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that we totally spoil our cats, but that’s part of the fun of being a pet owner! Here are 5 of the tried and true products that we (and our cats) have come to love over the years. 1. Drinkwell Platinum Fountain This filtered water fountain is one of the best things we’ve gotten for our cats. Not only is it perfect for every day use, but it also makes going on trips easy, because it holds a…
  • PB and J Smoothie

    14 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s Secret Recipe Club day again! These monthly posts always make me realize how quickly time goes by – it seems like I was just writing March’s SRC post, and here I am doing June’s already. Life is crazy, man. This month, I was assigned Mangia, written by Chelsy. She’s got all kinds of yummy looking recipes, and a lot of them are Gluten Free, so if you’re looking for a variety of GF recipe ideas, Chelsy is your girl! I was so torn about what to make this month, because honestly, everything on Chelsy’s blog looked delicious! I thought about making…
  • Strawberry Ice Cream with Magic Shell

    12 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Favorite.Recipe.Ever. But really, I think this is the best thing I’ve ever made. Summer practically begs for homemade ice cream, so when my mom gave me some strawberries that she picked up from a roadside stand a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to make them into my favorite creamy dessert. But I couldn’t stop there, right? I’d heard or read somewhere that you could make a homemade version of magic shell topping with chocolate and coconut oil, so I gave that a try too. Guys, I am shocked at how much it tastes like store-bought magic shell. It’s insane. It hardens within…
  • Highlighted Kindle Quotes Part 2

    10 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    I did a post like this back in October, and since I’ve read some great stuff over the past few months, I thought it was about time to do it again. I might just have to make this a bit of a regular feature every six months or so! 10 (More) Quotes I’ve Highlighted on my Kindle: 1. “Life was full of small instances, little moments when a simple decision had extraordinary consequences years down the road.” – The Affair, Colette Freedman 2. “I suppose all couples feel this way at some point—that their bond is the most special, the strongest, the Greatest Love of…
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    Whole Food Republic - Simple. Healthy. Living

  • Superfood Spotlight: Quinoa (Health Benefits, Cooking Tips & More)

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    For those of you who aren’t already familiar with quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah), get ready to have your mind blown. Originating from the South America Andes, quinoa has been referred to by the Incas as being the “mother of all grains” (though, technically quinoa isn’t a grain at all, but the seed of the Goosefoot plant, which is related to beets, Swiss chard, and spinach). Dubbed a super-food, not only is quinoa gluten free, but it’s also a balanced and complete source of protein that’s rich in vitamins and minerals, with a notable Vitamin E content, making it the…
  • Summer Berries with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This is definitely not a brand new discovery, but it is oh-my-goodness-how-could-something-so-simple-be-so-delicious good! What’s not to love about fresh summer berries and my secret dessert weapon – mascarpone. Naturally sweet, yet surprisingly light, buttery soft mascarpone cheese makes everything taste glorious (and with 1/2 the calories of butter, it’s not as bad you might think, plus who would ever think of being so self indulgent to squirrel away a whole tub of it for themselves? Okay, I could consider this…). Even with two generous servings you could work this one off…
  • Seasonal Spotlight: Chive Buds & Blossoms

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Chives with their beautiful purple buds are one of the prettiest things I’ve stumbled across at the farmers’ market lately. And guess what? The entire plant is edible, even when in full bloom with its pale purple flowers! You’re probably familiar with chives and their delicate just-the-right-amount-of onion-without-being-overpowering flavor. But what about their pretty little buds or blossoms? Just like the stem, both the purple buds and the light purple flowers are flavorful and aromatic with a mild, light onion flavor. They are perfect for adding a decorative touch to any…
  • Cucumber Salad Rings with Cilantro-Honey-Lime Dressing

    19 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Yes, we already know that I love the fresh combination of cucumbers and cilantro. With the addition of creamy fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula, crisp apples and crunchy peanuts, this refreshing and tasty starter makes a wonderful accompaniment to any summer menu! The inspiration for this recipe came from my friend Denise. It’s based on a version she raved about. I made a number of adaptions to Denise’s original version because, frankly there are some things I love and so added them them to the list of ingredients. Case in point: cilantro. Love it in practically e v e r y t h i n…
  • Antioxidants vs Free Radicals

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    The science is clear: plant-based foods are good for you — the dietary superstars. But what’s all this talk about antioxidants? I think we have all heard claims on how important they are for maintaining youth, vitality, and health and so on. But what does it all mean? WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS? Antioxidants are compounds that primarily come from vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that may protect us from the harmful effects of oxidation and counteract the effects of damage caused by free radicals. Without pulling out the biochemistry books — simply put…when cells in our…
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  • 13 Sensational Fresh Blueberry Recipes

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    This is the time of year when the blueberries are in season. July is national blueberry month. Blueberries are in season during the month of July and here is a collection of fresh blueberry recipes you must try.Every year when the blueberries come into season I always want to make fresh blueberry recipes. Blueberries are typically in season from late June through August.Before we get to the sweet dishes I have a couple of savory dishes you don’t want to miss.Blueberry Goat Cheese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dijon Dressing – This is a hearty salad that makes a wonderful main dish.
  • Pretzel Bites

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    Have you ever gone to the mall and fallen in love with the cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites. They are a little sweet and salty at the same time. These are easy to make, and one batch can make enough for a hungry crowd.Who doesn’t love pretzels? So often we just enjoy the crunchy ones, they are known for being somewhat healthy. These are soft and chewy pretzels. These are soft on the inside and they have an almost crisp exterior. You will soon fall in love with these cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites.These are perfect to serve up with your next game night, or perhaps you want to serve…
  • Stick of Butter Rice

    28 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    This rice side dish is super easy, and it is just as tasty as it is easy. Don’t be surprised if your guests really enjoy this dish.Are you ever looking for a simple side dish? This recipe requires just 4 ingredients, you will need a can of French Onion Soup mix, a can of Beef consume, and a stick of butter, and uncooked rice. Some people call this recipe French Onion Soup Rice, others just call it “Stick of Butter Rice”. This is a completely easy dish to make and the canned soup makes it easy. So if you are a beginner cook you may want to give this recipe a try. I like to…
  • Applebees Queso Blanco

    21 Jun 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Applebees Queso Blanco is a favorite appetizer of so many. This white queso recipe is smooth, creamy, and has just that little bit of spice.White Queso dips, or queso blanco may at first seem like a mystery, I promise, it isn’t. A quick trip to the deli and you will be in the queso making business. I don’t know why, but white queso seems to be very perplexing. Many of the cheese sauces you find in restaurants have American cheese as their base. Before you recoil in horror consider that American cheese has its place. Quite honestly it does a fantastic job of melting, and making…
  • Grilled Buffalo Wings

    17 Jun 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Grilled Buffalo Wings are a summertime favorite at my house. I love buffalo wings and it is hard to beat them, but you can grill, this makes your recipe for buffalo wings simply out standing.I make my own hot wing sauce for this recipe. I personally love Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, to me this has the best flavor. Many standard hot wing sauces are simply a mixture of butter and hot sauce, and I will admit this sauce tastes quite good. For my grilled wings I like to add a little something more. To prepare this sauce I like to add some fresh garlic and some fresh hot peppers to add some…
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Prenatal DHA: It’s Just as Important as Your Prenatal Vitamin

    Jessa Nowak
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:46 pm
    This article provides the opportunity to win Nordic Natural’s Prenatal DHA! (Scroll to the bottom for details.) What Every Mom Needs to Know About DHA One of the most important reasons to take a multivitamin early in pregnancy is to ensure adequate intake of folic acid. In 1996, the FDA felt it was so important, that they stepped in and required most grains to be fortified with the vitamin (among others). Now, most breakfast cereals contain the full amount of folate needed in a single serving. (1) Not to undermine the importance of the prenatal vitamin (as it is…
  • How to Cook Chicken Breast Better Than The Rest: A Step By Step Image Tutorial

    Jessa Nowak
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The Best Way to Cook Chicken Breast There is beauty in simplicity. A perfectly cooked chicken breast can top a good salad and make it great. It can stand alone on the plate, leaving you wanting more. Used as the base of another recipe, better chicken means a better dish. Cooking perfect chicken may seem easy but it’s deceivingly difficult…if you aren’t using the right method.  Chicken breast that is perfectly cooked has a beautiful brown crust, is seasoned perfectly, and has a juicy, tender middle. Can you say all that about your chicken? If not, you may wish to…
  • Creamy Cucumber Onion Salad

    Jessa Nowak
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    This cucumber onion salad brings back many memories of eating at Nana and Papa’s house. With a little alteration, Nana’s classic recipe now has 1/3 of the calories. Make a tradition in your house with this super simple, yet entirely satisfying salad. And you can enjoy it for just 150 calories.   Only having 4 main ingredients, this salad can be whipped up in no time at all. It’s great for weeknights that call for a quick meal, yet scrumptious enough to serve at a party. Thinly sliced cucumbers and white onions play the main roles in this re-done classic. The post Creamy…
  • Ditch the Sippy Cup & Bottle: 3 Real Health Reasons to Follow Through

    Jessa Nowak
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    I never thought twice about kids walking around with bottles, until I had my own. The unfortunate thing about this habit is that it can result in real health consequences. Teaching your baby to drink from an open cup early on will allow for an easy transition when she grows. Unbeknownst to many, due to the strong marketing influence from sippy cup companies, babies don’t need to go through cup “stages” to finally reach the ultimate open cup. Your 6 month old can master drinking from a small baby cup in a matter of days.  Begin as you mean to go. What…
  • Quinoa Tabbouleh

    Jessa Nowak
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:55 pm
    This vibrant main meal salad pairs perfectly with some hummus and cucumbers. Pour yourself a glass of wine and you’ve got the ideal meal for a hot summer night. Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe I love tabbouleh, but I’m not a huge fan of couscous. Couscous doesn’t offer too much when it comes to nutrition. It’s basically a pasta. So why not amp up the nutritional value without sacrificing flavor or texture? Swapping couscous for quinoa provides more than double the fiber, more protein, significantly more iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium. It also possesses a…
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  • Melty Smore's Dip

    Carrie Louise
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:26 pm
    This dessert doesn't need much of an introduction. It's basically an excuse to eat an entire dish of smore's, without having to keep track of how many actual smore's you've really eaten. They make a nice presentation, they're neater to eat, and can serve a crowd if necessary. Throw the dip together right before you plan to eat it, so the chocolate is perfectly melty and gooey, then dig in! Melty Smore's Dip Recipe By Carrie Louise (adapted from Spend With Pennies) Makes enough for up to 4 people Ingredients: 4 Hershey's Bars 2 tablespoons of any variety of milk 3 cups of mini marshmallows…
  • Healthy Granola

    Carrie Louise
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Some things are just way easier and cheaper to make at home. Granola is one of those things. You can be snacking on a batch of fresh, crunchy granola, in less time than it takes to run out to the store to buy a box. I like to control the quality of the ingredients, and the amount of each that is used. Store bought granola can be much too sweet, and typically has a lot of fat. Even worse, the sugar and fat comes from unhealthy sources. Use this recipe as a base, then modify it using any type of nuts or seeds that you prefer. Sprinkle it on yogurt, use it for snacking, add it to baked goods…
  • Yellow Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

    Carrie Louise
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:24 pm
    When I'm making a birthday cake for someone, I always offer lots of flavor choices, everything from pistachio to peanut butter, from white chocolate to raspberry, from mocha to coconut, but I almost always get the same request: yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I've made so many of these cakes I could never even begin to count them all. There are various recipes and methods that I use, depending on time and how I want the final cake to turn out, so this one that I'm sharing is very straight forward and can be made quickly and easily, with no fancy steps. The cake is moist and fairly dense,…
  • Biscoff Pretzel Bars with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate

    Carrie Louise
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:24 pm
    I was throwing a party and I had planned an ice cream sundae bar for dessert, so everyone could make their own huge sundae, with all the toppings you could desire. The morning of the party, it occurred to me that perhaps some (crazy) people don't like ice cream, and I needed a quick dessert so there was an alternative to serve. Bar cookies to the rescue! For something quick and easy, I often turn to bars, since you just dump it all into one pan, rather than making sheet after sheet of cookies. There are so many possibilities with these bars, so be creative and use whatever flavor combinations…
  • Lemon Creme Pie Bars with Gingersnap Crust

    Carrie Louise
    25 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Most often, you'll find that lemon flavored desserts are either lacking in the lemon flavor department, or they are seriously over sweetened. To be delicious, they must have a nice balance of sweetness to tartness. Traditional lemon bars have a strange texture to me; the consistency is a bit to much like a 'gel,' and the crust is too floury. Being a bit of a perfectionist, I love when desserts have a nice, clean slice, with no ragged edges. These Lemon Creme Pie Bars meet all the requirements for the perfect lemon dessert. Creamy, refreshing, lemony, and just the right amount of sweetness.
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    Omnivore's Cookbook

  • Oven Fried Chicken Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    These are the most crispy oven baked wings ever! Serve them with the sticky Korean BBQ sauce, and I guarantee you won’t have any left, as you’ll devour the whole batch! Wings are classic. Why? Because they have a magical power to cheer you up, whatever the occasion may be. Yesterday I officially retired. The first thing I did – I took a nice morning walk to a nearby supermarket, bought a batch of chicken wings, cooked them using this recipe, and ate them all with a chilled bottle of Chardonnay. I felt good immediately. I know, I know, I should have washed them down with cold beer.
  • Chinese BBQ Sticky Rice Cake

    26 Jun 2015 | 4:01 am
    This sticky rice cake recipe teaches you a fun way to enjoy leftover Chinese BBQ. It uses kale to create a gooey green-colored bun that has a delicate flavor and goes great with the meaty filling. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that Thomas and I had a great BBQ session a while back. We grilled so many things that I felt like I didn’t need to cook meat for a year. Well, in reality, I didn’t have to cook meat for nearly two weeks. What could we do with all the leftover BBQ? Tacos and salad were two obvious choices, and we did cook such dishes several times. By the way,…
  • Braised Crispy Tofu with Shrimp

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:01 am
    Braised crispy tofu is the BEST TOFU EVER! The tofu is coated with egg, grilled until crispy, and then braised in a rich shrimp chicken stock. The tofu is so tender and absorbs tons of flavor. It’s a protein-packed comfort dish that you can prep and cook in 25 minutes! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient that can be made into very different textures and flavors in Chinese cooking. I have already introduced Mapo Tofu, Sweet and Sour Tofu, Salt and Pepper Tofu, Green Onion Tofu Salad and Seafood Tofu Stew. But I just couldn’t stop there! I tried a new way to cook tofu recently and I LOVED…
  • Kimchi Chicken Quesadillas

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Kimchi chicken quesadillas use minimal seasoning to create the best flavor. Tender chicken + pungent kimchi + melted cheese = perfection! The minute I took a big bite of the kimchi quesadilla from Chi’lantro, I knew I would be stealing the idea. And I did. Chi’lantro serves creative Korean fusion Tex-Mex. They have a restaurant and a food truck in Austin. Thomas and I visited the food truck for a quick lunch. We ordered spicy chicken quesadillas and the original kimchi fries. It was like a dream come true – everything on the menu had kimchi on it! The quesadillas were loaded with…
  • Jambalaya Fried Rice

    16 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    This Jambalaya fried rice uses cajun spices, smoked sausage, and okra to create a fusion rendition of a classic dish in 30 minutes. Learn the method to cook the perfect rice in one pan. Fried rice is one of the ultimate comfort foods for me. Since it’s one of the quickest Chinese foods to cook, it’s almost certainly on our lunch menu every week. It is the type of dish where I rarely need to refer to a recipe in order to make. I just use whatever spices I have in the pantry, along with some leftover veggies from the fridge. After 30 minutes, I can always come up with a plateful of goodies…
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    The Skinny Chick's Cookbook

  • 3-Ingredient Lentil Dip

    Rachel K. Burke
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:58 pm
    The first time I tried this recipe, I didn’t even know what lentils were. A friend of mine served it at a get-together, and I couldn’t stop eating it. This was also the recipe that made me fall in love with goat cheese. Most lentil dip recipes use feta cheese, but my friend had used the crumpled goat cheese from Trader Joe’s. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked. I tend to replace feta in a lot of my recipes with goat cheese because I personally like it better. But you’re welcome to use feta if you prefer. You can serve this hot or cold, but I like to heat it up…
  • Rainbow Sangria

    Rachel K. Burke
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Sauvignon Blanc has recently become my new favorite white wine. I’m not sure what took me so long to fall in love with it, but it really is the perfect blend between sweet and sour. I discovered a gorgeous rainbow sangria photo on Pinterest by Gimmesomeoven (her pictures and recipes are amazing!) and I knew I had to grab a bottle of my new favorite wine and some fruit. There’s just something about a pretty, colorful drink… I concocted these beauties during my girls weekend in Palm Springs for another summer vaca poolside drink. YUM. I only mix the wine and the fruit, but…
  • Boozy Snow Cones

    Rachel K. Burke
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:20 pm
    I made boozy snow cones for the first time on Saturday. My friends and I went to Palm Springs for a girls weekend, and these were the perfect poolside drinks. At one point, my friend said to me “Is there even any alcohol in this?” to which I replied “A lot! Be careful.” She then proceeded to drink two more and was conked out for an afternoon nap by 4pm. They’re that good. (Just proceed with caution, since the sweetness tends to mask the booze.) And since they’re red, white and blue, they also make a great July 4th cocktail! Boozy Snow Cones   Save…
  • 3-Ingredient Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

    Rachel K. Burke
    13 Jun 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Did you know that butternut squash is technically a fruit? So are avocados, cucumbers and tomatoes. Crazy right? Not surprising though, since I love pretty much all fruit. Squash included. I’ll eat anything with butternut squash in it. Or on it. Ravioli, pizza, and of course, soup. I’m not a big soup lover (I tend to eat it only when I’m sick or in cold weather), but this butternut squash soup is TASTY. And it’s vegan friendly and super easy to make! Most butternut squash soup recipes instruct you to roast the squash in the oven, but I find steaming it much easier.
  • “Fried” Ice Cream Dessert (Vegan Friendly!)

    Rachel K. Burke
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
    So… I cook a lot. As you can probably guess. I play around with different recipes every day to see which dishes I like the most. And I can honestly say, this “fried” ice cream is the best thing I’ve ever made. I made a whole pan of this for the first time last week, and it was gone by the end of day. It didn’t stand a chance. I have a feeling this is going to be a weekly ordeal. Ironically, the first time I ever tried actual fried ice cream, I was a teenager and ordered it from a local Chinese restaurant (and I loved it so much that I ordered it every time I…
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    Gluten Free Method

  • Tangy Chicken Tacos (paleo & gluten free)

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Its funny how cooking is sometimes like a science experiment.  You add a little bit of this and a little of that, then wait to see if its amazing or blows up in your face.  There were many experiments that took place in our kitchen before I got a handle on the spices and ingredients that I now use on a daily basis.  We live in such an international world though, that I’m always finding new and unfamiliar ingredients that I want to play with and the experiments begin again.  I never thought food would be my thing, but it is.  I love happy faces after a good meal, I love cooking and…
  • Warm Brussel Sprout & Broccoli Salad (paleo, vegan, & gluten free)

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    I love salad!  Most of my lunches consist of some sort of salad, especially in the summer.  There is something about hot weather that makes me not want to eat piping hot food.  I don’t know what it is, but I prefer to have casseroles and things of that nature when it’s a little cooler. For lunch I’ll just throw together some veggies and have leftovers on the side or just have the salad.  A few weeks ago I had a fridge full of brussel sprouts and broccoli and needed to whip something up for lunch. I needed it to cook quickly, so I chopped everything up and threw it in…
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Bites (vegan, paleo, & gluten Free)

    4 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    The first time I tasted Nutella, I was a kid at my aunt’s house.  Some relatives had smuggled some over from Germany and I thought it was the greatest thing ever created!  Now that I’m sort of grown, I don’t really appreciate all of the sugar and unnecessary ingredients.  I occasionally get the Justin’s brand which is on the healthier side and you can actually see the little pieces of hazelnuts in it. I wanted something sweet the other day, and suddenly started craving Nutella.  Since that’s not happening, I mixed a little cashew butter, honey, and cocoa…
  • Goan Fish Curry (paleo, gluten free, & dairy free)

    3 Jun 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Along the Arabian Sea, to the South of Maharashtra, you’ll find India’s smallest state; Goa.  Goa is a tropical paradise known for its variety of fish and rich cuisine.  There is an abundance of coconut trees in Goa, so coconuts and coconut oil are used in many dishes along with an array of spices. I have yet to visit this wonderful place, but I adore fish curry and Goa is famous for theirs!   Goan fish curry is usually served on rice, and there are two kinds.  One type of fish curry has a tomato base and the other is made with coconut cream.  I haven’t been eating much…
  • Zucchini Pancakes with Piri Piri Aoli (paleo & gluten free)

    28 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
      Zucchini Pancakes Back when we were dating, the hubby came back from a trip to London raving about Piri Piri sauce. Pronounced Pee-ree Pee-ree, it is actually the African bird’s eye pepper. It was used by Portuguese settlers who found it while exploring in Mozambique and fell in love with it as we have.  A few ethnic markets near us started carrying Piri Piri hot sauce from time to time and we would stock up whenever we saw it.  Once I tasted it, I realized what all the hullabaloo was about!  The flavor in that stuff is off the charts!  It is not your typical hot sauce.  Now…
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    Joann's Food For Thought

  • Spicy Ginger Scallion Chicken Wings

    27 Jun 2015 | 5:59 pm
    What? Another chicken wing recipe? Yes. I know I have a chicken wing addiction. But what if I tell you the recipe is pretty simple and does not require that you have to deep fry and get burned by popping hot oil? Or am I the only one that seems to have that bad luck? If you are not so much into spicy food, then feel free to omit the peppers from this recipe. You will still have a delicious wing either way. INGREDIENTS: 3-4 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at joint and wing tips discarded Kosher salt to season wings 6-8 scallions (green onions) trimmed and chopped into 1 inch pieces 2 inch…
  • Chicken in Green Chile Sauce

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Do you stock up on chicken breasts when they are on sale at your local grocery store? I know I always do. My freezer can testify to that. But now that you have all that chicken, just what are you going to make with it? With just a few ingredients you can make this easy and delicious chicken. INGREDIENTS: 2-4 chicken breasts Kosher salt Black Pepper Garlic powder Mexican Blend seasoning (cumin, garlic, paprika, white pepper, thyme and onion) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 can, 28 oz Las Palmas Green Chile Enchilada Sauce (or your favorite salsa verde)  DIRECTIONS: Heat saute pan to medium high and…
  • French Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

    30 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Sometimes the hardest part of deciding what to  cook for dinner isn’t the main entrée, but actually coming up with a side dish. My go to vegetable side dish is French green beans. They pair nicely with most proteins. And they are fairly quick and easy to cook. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound of French green beans (haricot verts) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/3 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1 small red onion cut in half and sliced DIRECTIONS: Boil water in a saute pan. Add 1 tablespoon salt once water is boiling. Meanwhile, prepare an…
  • Triple Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

    21 May 2015 | 10:32 pm
    For Christmas, I like to gift my family boxes of homemade baked goods. I usually rotate what I bake each year, but these cookies are always included. Mmmmmm. Chocolate chip cookies! Who can resist them? Even better, who can resist a chocolate chip cookie made with three types of chocolate and dried cherries? I’ll admit it. I can’t.  If I see them. I will eventually eat them. Maybe that’s why I generally only bake them during the holidays. You know what they say about having too much of a good thing?! (But don’t let my lack of self-control prevent you from making these…
  • Miso Chicken

    16 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    In the winter time I love to make all kinds of soup, especially miso soup. But now that it’s spring and the weather is getting warmer, a hot bowl of soup just doesn’t pique my interest. So what do I do with that tub of miso paste I still have in the refrigerator? Well, I always have chicken in my freezer so why not make miso chicken? And once I saw how easy this was, I was kicking myself for not trying this sooner. INGREDIENTS: 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 tablespoons white miso paste 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons chopped ginger 1/2…
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    My Indian Taste

  • Chicken 65 recipe – Indian spicy deep fried chicken

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
      I finally did it! Chicken 65, the popular spicy deep fried starter, from South India. You may wonder why is it called 65. There are many funny stories out there about the name of this dish: is it called 65 because it takes 65 days to cook or because … @2014 My Indian Taste | My Indian Taste The post Chicken 65 recipe – Indian spicy deep fried chicken appeared first on My Indian Taste.
  • Medu vada recipe – South Indian crispy lentil doughnuts

    27 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
      Medu vada is a very tempting snack from South India, a gluten free little round shape snack, soft inside and crisp on the outside. It looks like a doughnut and is made with a spiced skinned black lentil (urad dal) batter. The traditional medu vada is deep fried but … @2014 My Indian Taste | My Indian Taste The post Medu vada recipe – South Indian crispy lentil doughnuts appeared first on My Indian Taste.
  • Tandoori chicken recipe – grilled chicken with spiced yogurt marinade

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
      Tandoori chicken …yum! This dish makes me think of my first experience with Indian food and my love affair with butter chicken. In my country, I used to go to an Indian restaurant pretty often and have most of the time – butter chicken. Of course there were plenty … @2014 My Indian Taste | My Indian Taste The post Tandoori chicken recipe – grilled chicken with spiced yogurt marinade appeared first on My Indian Taste.
  • Ripe mango curry recipe Kerala style – Pazha manga curry

    17 Jun 2015 | 4:35 am
      For a long time, I wanted to try this popular Kerala style mango curry. As I’ve already experienced the combination fruits with meat in the past (I had chicken with peach, fish with mango sauce, etc), I was curious about the taste of a hot curry with sweet mangoes, … @2014 My Indian Taste | My Indian Taste The post Ripe mango curry recipe Kerala style – Pazha manga curry appeared first on My Indian Taste.
  • Moong dal khilma recipe – Spicy green gram Rajasthani style

    13 Jun 2015 | 10:49 am
      In India, lentils (dal) are an important part of daily food. Rich in protein, lentils are one of the main sources of protein for vegetarians, as it serves as a good alternative to meat. There are hundreds of recipe options available for lentils – from main course to side … @2014 My Indian Taste | My Indian Taste The post Moong dal khilma recipe – Spicy green gram Rajasthani style appeared first on My Indian Taste.
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    Little Cooking Tips Newest Recipes

  • No bake sour cherry cheesecake in a glass

    16 Jun 2015 | 1:53 am
    No bake sour cherry cheesecake in a glass This is one of the oldest recipes we shared through our blog: No bake sour cherry cheesecake in a glass! Checking our site’s stats, we‘ve noticed that this recipe has always been popular. Read more
  • Baked shrimp with tomatoes and feta (garides saganaki)

    1 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Baked shrimp with tomatoes and feta (garides saganaki) If you've ever visited Greece, you must've had shrimp in tomato feta sauce, or Garides Saganaki as the dish it's called here. It's one of the top Greek appetizers and one of the tastiest dishes you will ever try. Read more
  • Feta and Sausage Mac and Cheese

    12 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    Feta and Sausage Mac and Cheese This one is a dish that's not so famous here in Greece. Perhaps the reason is the abundance of other Greek casserole dishes. Read more
  • Greek Traditional Meatballs (Keftedakia)

    21 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Greek Traditional Meatballs (Keftedakia) Keftedes: A classic Greek dish full of memories and flavors, the absolute comfort food. Keftedes or else Keftedakia (smaller Keftedes) are the Greek meatballs. Read more
  • Chocolate Mousse with Baileys

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    Chocolate Mousse with Baileys This recipe is a must-try for every chocolate lover: a decadent, rich, thick chocolate mousse! We took our classic, traditional chocolate mousse recipe and enhanced it with one of our favorite liquors: Baileys Irish Cream. Read more
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    Sins of the palate

  • Watermelon and Sage Lemonade

    Remington Reed
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    So, Lubbock does this really adorable thing where they let kids have their own little lemonade stand on a specific day called, “Lemonade Day.”It’s pretty adorable.Kids go and apply for a “small business loan” of $50.00 and proceed to make their lemonade stand, in an effort to teach them business smarts/financial responsibility.Well, I just really think that I should be allowed to participate because I would plunder those little miscreants with this recipe.Unless they’re your kids. In which case, they’re beautiful angels of the Lord. Watermelon and Sage Lemonade1 Small…
  • Moderately Guilt-Free Stuffed Pitas

    Remington Reed
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    When I was a young baby-child of 20 years old, I went to Washington D.C. for the first time. Whilst I was there, I had a gyro for the very first time. Have you ever had a mega-delicious gyro? Cause, oh man. Your life will change a little bit and you’ll probably start a blog 6 years later and write about how it changed your life to have something so delicious in and around your mouth.Just going by what I’ve experienced personally.Well, this is not an authentic gyro because I do not have one of those rotating “roasters” that is so awesome because mostly the cosmos hate me and want…
  • Cherry-Pom Margarita

    Remington Reed
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Sometimes, you just need a fancy drink. And if we’re going to keep it “trill” around here (that's how kids these days say "real"), those times are often accompanied by your "person" being coated in ratty, old sweatpants that may or not say “PINK” on the rump.The problem here, if any, is that someone wearing this attire may not be super welcome at an establishment known for serving fancy drinks.Unless your idea of a fancy drink is anything off of the Hooter’s "cocktail" menu.I don’t judge! I’ll judge you behind your back with my Sunday School Class. Like the Southern woman I…
  • Gluten-Free Salmon Cakes

    Remington Reed
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    So, you know that thing about how when you’re a kid there is an occasional meal that your mom makes where you can smell it as soon as you walk in the door from doing whatever stupid thing you were doing. And then you immediately think, “NOT AGAIN” and you kinda hate it?Well you know that other thing, where you grow up and kinda love the aforementioned meal and realize your mom was cooking delicious food on a budget?Both of these above scenarios are “real things.” Just admit it. Don’t be difficult. Everyone hates when you're difficult.Well, my mom made salmon cakes a…
  • Grilled Romaine Heart Salad

    Remington Reed
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    Gang, it is no secret that I love salad. It is also no secret that I should be much skinnier for how much I love salad.But we don’t really have to talk about that. #wineThis idea has been in a notepad on my iPhone for a long time. I’ve seen lots of spin-offs and versions of it and they are all just great looking. Maybe, probably not as great looking as mine but like, I seriously applaud people for trying.Totes JK.But, you should definitely try this for yourself and find your favorite version.I’m just here to be your spirit guide.Welcome.*arms extend in a "welcoming" fashion* Grilled…
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