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  • Muhammara

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    Heidi Swanson
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Muhammara (or mouhamara) is something I love to turn people on to. It's a traditional red pepper spread originating from Syria made with a beguiling blend of red peppers, walnuts, olive oil, pomegranate molasses, and a handful of other ingredients - depending on the cook. I included a recipe for it years ago in Super Natural Cooking, and make it when something reminds me of how much I love it. Which is exactly why you're seeing it today. I was having dinner the other night at Aziza, here in San Francisco, and always order Mourad's beautiful spreads - one of which reminds me of muhammara…
  • Three Cups Chicken

    80 Breakfasts
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I swear.  I look around and realize that I have, suddenly and frightfully, reached the depths of un-sophistication.  Ok, I’ll be honest, maybe not so “suddenly”.  But most definitely frightfully.  I was puttering around one morning, organizing my shoes (puttering?? organizing my shoes?? Why am I not out changing the world? Or at the very least sipping a gin & tonic at that swanky new place?), and I realized…they are all flats!  I have nothing against the occasional ballet flat, especially in animal print, but to go from stilettos to 99% flats is a bit…
  • Frozen Millionaire Pie

    Cookie Madness
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    This pie is a family favorite, yet there are so many variations I’m not sure I’ve ever made it the same way twice. This version, our special Labor Day Weekend dessert, calls for cream cheese, pineapple and whipped cream. It’s also a little different in that it uses a baked pastry crust instead of graham. […]

    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table
    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    We have such beautiful kale this year and such alot of it!  I'm trying to incorporate it into as many dishes as possible.  (Fortunately, we both love it!). Last night we had our friend Brenda over for dinner and I made a kale lasagne, using up 1 1/2 lbs of fresh kale, and some tofu ricotta and homemade spaghetti sauce that I had in the refrigerator.  It was delicious and definitely a keeper!  I served it with some lovely roasted beets from my friend Holly, just sprinkled with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh parsley.We ended the meal with some tea and organic green…
  • Blackberry Shortcake

    Simply Recipes
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Who says strawberries have a monopoly on shortcake desserts? In serious denial regarding the end of August and the daylight hours that get shorter and shorter, I bought a huge basket of blackberries at the market today. I tossed them with a little lemon juice and sugar and let them macerate while I made a batch of butter and cream biscuits. Continue reading "Blackberry Shortcake" »
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  • Muhammara

    Heidi Swanson
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Muhammara (or mouhamara) is something I love to turn people on to. It's a traditional red pepper spread originating from Syria made with a beguiling blend of red peppers, walnuts, olive oil, pomegranate molasses, and a handful of other ingredients - depending on the cook. I included a recipe for it years ago in Super Natural Cooking, and make it when something reminds me of how much I love it. Which is exactly why you're seeing it today. I was having dinner the other night at Aziza, here in San Francisco, and always order Mourad's beautiful spreads - one of which reminds me of muhammara…
  • Zucchini Agrodolce

    Heidi Swanson
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    I suspect we've talked about this before. I fight a losing battle to keep my kitchen under control. Looking at the counter tops this morning I see - Corsican honey, clary sage-blackberry honey, also olive blossom honey. There are voatsiperifery peppercorns I picked up in Paris months ago, preserved kumquats from the Saturday farmers' market here in San Francisco, dried candy cap mushrooms, dried celery blossoms in a small bowl, camu and wheat grass powders, midnight beans, and a lavender thyme za'atar blend I made over the weekend with dried rose petals and black sesame. The sprawl extends to…
  • How to Make Ghee

    Heidi Swanson
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    I make homemade ghee from good butter every few weeks. It's a process I enjoy, and it yields one of my favorite cooking mediums. For those of you who might be unfamiliar, ghee is an unsalted butter that has had the milk solids removed after separating from the butterfat, resulting in beautiful, golden, pure fat with an unusually high smoking point. This means ghee (and its cousin, clarified butter) is remarkably stable, even at higher temperatures. The process for making clarified butter is similar to that of making ghee, ghee is simply cooked longer and has more contact with the browning…
  • Favorites List (8.06.14)

    Heidi Swanson
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Friends - we finally have shelving in the QUITOKEETO studio. It's a small miracle. There's still a centimeter of dust on the floor, and an 1800s bathroom to deal with - in short, a few more things need addressing if we think we're going to open the doors to anyone aside from our UPS guy. My not-so-secret hope is we'll have some open studio days/evenings/weekends in the near future, where people can stop by, chat, handle knives, and smell perfume - in person. I'll let you know when I have a better sense related to timing. I tend not to post most updates related to QK here, so if you think…
  • Pluot Summer Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    A lot of the fruit salads this time of year are sweet. Juicy, ripe fragrant fruit with a sweet dressing - summer bliss bite after bite. These compositions live in the dessert category of my brain. That said, there are often times I feel compelled to snap fruit salads out of dessert-land and lead them over to the savory side of the spectrum. One of the more popular examples of this is watermelon, feta, and mint. You probably know the combination well. Sweetness from the melon, salty from the feta, tingly herbaceous from the mint. That's one example, but there are other realms to explore, and…
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    80 Breakfasts

  • Three Cups Chicken

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I swear.  I look around and realize that I have, suddenly and frightfully, reached the depths of un-sophistication.  Ok, I’ll be honest, maybe not so “suddenly”.  But most definitely frightfully.  I was puttering around one morning, organizing my shoes (puttering?? organizing my shoes?? Why am I not out changing the world? Or at the very least sipping a gin & tonic at that swanky new place?), and I realized…they are all flats!  I have nothing against the occasional ballet flat, especially in animal print, but to go from stilettos to 99% flats is a bit…
  • Breakfast #71: Golden Granola

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    I’m back from a weekend away with my work-mates that I mentioned in this post (where I also mention lots of chocolate so do head back there!) and we are now smack in the middle of a new week.  Catching up with everything left behind does that I suppose.  But I am invigorated, or should I say re-invigorated, and ready to seriously boogie…whether it is at work or at play!Our company has had a team building every year, as most companies do, but this year I wanted something a bit different.  Work is certainly never a walk in the park (maybe for some lucky people but not for…
  • Double Chocolate Brownie Bites

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Never enough hours in the day!  I often find myself thinking this, wishing for a magic wand or time-management fairy godmother to grant me some extra hours to get just a little bit more done.  Finish off a couple more emails, take the kids to the park, go through just one more extra report, cook a big pot of Bolognese in advance so my family will have something to eat when I’m at meetings.  Just a tiny spot of time more.Oh why didn’t I clean up my inbox instead of sleeping in for two extra hours last Sunday (well, because it was Sunday…for starters)?Sigh…the constant…
  • It's Friday...and some links for the weekend!

    8 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    It's Friday...finally!  The weekend leans close enough for us to touch, for us to get a whiff of her entrancing perfume.  The smell of fresh sheets, cookies baking, lime in an icy gin & tonic, and warm buttered popcorn in a darkened cinema.  Hours to fill with anything you want...sleeping in (a personal favorite), riveting books, making a slow-cooked stew while it drizzles outside, being with the people you love best, taking your high heels out for a spin.  Anything really.  Monday may seem to always arrive mercilessly soon, but until then...enjoy!!So, if you've…
  • Lapu-lapu with Cantonese Style Steamed Fish Sauce

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Although I live in the city, you can’t take the island girl out of me.  I think everyone that lives here is, essentially, an island person.  We are, after all, living in an archipelago with over 7,000 islands. And, technically, I am on an island myself…just a very large one, and living nowhere near the shore of it, surrounded by buildings.  But, hey, I am not going to quibble about these small details.  We are island people, and I for one intend to reap the benefits…even from my little flat in the urban jungle.One of those benefits, and one of my favorites at that,…
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    Cookie Madness

  • Frozen Millionaire Pie

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    This pie is a family favorite, yet there are so many variations I’m not sure I’ve ever made it the same way twice. This version, our special Labor Day Weekend dessert, calls for cream cheese, pineapple and whipped cream. It’s also a little different in that it uses a baked pastry crust instead of graham. […]
  • Individual Spinach Pies or Spanakopita

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Once in a blue moon I post a savory dish, and today is one of those days — -or evening, rather. I had some leftover phyllo dough and decided to make individual spinach pies as a prequel to our dinner. These are larger than what you’d find in the grocery store freezer, but not quite […]
  • Scratch Neapolitan Layer Cake

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    I’ve been super busy so it took me a while to get around to it, but here’s the scratch version of Neapolitan Layer Cake. We loved it! The boxed cake mix version was good, but it was fun putting together this one with flour sugar and butter. For the chocolate layer, I used the most […]
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    We have such beautiful kale this year and such alot of it!  I'm trying to incorporate it into as many dishes as possible.  (Fortunately, we both love it!). Last night we had our friend Brenda over for dinner and I made a kale lasagne, using up 1 1/2 lbs of fresh kale, and some tofu ricotta and homemade spaghetti sauce that I had in the refrigerator.  It was delicious and definitely a keeper!  I served it with some lovely roasted beets from my friend Holly, just sprinkled with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh parsley.We ended the meal with some tea and organic green…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    This is a different take on the Charred Corn, Black Bean & Toasted Barley Salad from an excellent book in my cookbook collection called “Spilling the Beans” by Julie Van Rosendaal and Sue Duncan.  My husband doesn't like barley in salads and I had no mangoes or red onion, so this is my riff on this colorful full-meal salad. It is filling, colorful and delicious! I made this for lunch last week when we had guests and it was very well-received.Printable RecipeBRYANNA’S CHARRED CORN, BLACK BEAN, VEGETABLE AND QUINOA SALAD WITH PEACHES (OR…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I'm sorry I haven't blogged for so long!  This is company time on the island, so we've been super-busy entertaining. I haven't had time to devise anything new lately-- I've been cooking up tried and true recipes for my guests! So, I'm posting an old favorite family recipe this week.This was a spur of the moment recipe that I devised several years ago. I wanted to do something different with Butler Soy Curls® (see this post for info), but any "chicken-style" seitan cut into strips or commercial vegan “chicken” strips will work, too. Kids of all ages love them! Serve them with…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    When I posted this blog post about a recent picnic, I promised to  post the recipe for my multi-grain inari sushi.  It took me a few years to get this recipe right-- I had tasted enough bland and either dry or mushy brown rice sushi in my time to make me determined to do better!  I wanted a sushi that was nutritious, and delicious enough so that anyone eating it would enjoy it for what it was and not immediately think " health food"!My rice mixture is made from short grain brown rice with some millet or quinoa added, and it is nicely seasoned.  The grain mixture provides…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    This is a meal that I made pretty-much on the spur of the moment last week, utilizing some ingredients that I need to use up.  It turned out to be one of our favorites so far! Lots of veggies and flavors and creamy goodness, and a minimum of effort.I originally set out to make an orzo salad (my husband loves orzo, the pasta that looks like rice), but I ended up serving it hot because we didn't want to wait!  It was super-delicious that way, as a sort of pilaf.  The next day, we enjoyed it cold, for lunch, as a salad.  I love making versatile recipes!CONFESSION:  There…
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    Simply Recipes

  • Blackberry Shortcake

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Who says strawberries have a monopoly on shortcake desserts? In serious denial regarding the end of August and the daylight hours that get shorter and shorter, I bought a huge basket of blackberries at the market today. I tossed them with a little lemon juice and sugar and let them macerate while I made a batch of butter and cream biscuits. Continue reading "Blackberry Shortcake" »
  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    It’s Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of the summer holidays (though for some kids, school started a couple weeks ago!) We’ve been experimenting with grilled shrimp lately and I thought I’d share this festive shrimp taco for those of you still looking for ideas of what to grill this weekend. Continue reading "Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa" »
  • Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Every summer gathering should include a fruit salad, don’t you think? Nectarines and peaches are in season right now and when I saw some beautiful white nectarines at the market I couldn’t resist. Continue reading "Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad" »
  • Spanish Rice

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    My mother’s Spanish rice (aka Mexican rice) is a mandatory accompaniment to any Mexican dish we serve at our house, whether it’s with enchiladas or tostadas, or with steak and black beans. This rice is our family’s comfort food. My mom always makes a big batch when she makes it, because we can’t get enough! Continue reading "Spanish Rice" »
  • Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    A lovely way to prepare salmon is with a simple glaze made with honey and apple cider. You might think that this combination would make the dish too sweet, but it just adds a delicious caramelized flavor to the fish. Continue reading "Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon" »
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • Easy Roasted Baby Summer Squash with Feta and Thyme (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If kids help cut up the zucchini, they might eat this Easy Roasted Baby Summer Squash with Feta and Thyme!(Updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, August 2014)  One of the wonderful things about having summer squash in your vegetable garden is that soon you'll have so much of it you feel perfectly justified in picking them when they're tiny, similar to the baby squash you get in the fanciest of restaurants. I first posted this wonderful recipe for Easy Roasted Baby Summer Squash with Feta and Thyme back on 2007 when I had an abundance of baby squash from my garden,…
  • Favorite Healthy Grilling Recipes for the Last Weeks of Summer (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Can Be Paleo)

    Kalyn Denny
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    There's still nearly a month before the official end of summer, so here are some favorite healthy grilling recipes.I know in the U.S. most people consider Labor Day weekend to be the unofficial end of summer, but I'm sharing these Favorite Healthy Grilling Recipes to remind you that there is still nearly a month left before the official end of summer, and there'll still be quite a few warm evenings and weekend days for you to enjoy cooking on the grill.  To entice  you not to put the grill away too soon I picked out ten of my all-time favorite recipes for this grilling public…
  • Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Red Boat Fish Sauce (and Ten Favorite Recipes Using Fish Sauce)

    Kalyn Denny
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Red Boat Fish Sauce is amazingly smooth and flavorful!In 2012 I recommended Three Crabs Fish Sauce as one of the products I buy over and over, so let me start out here by saying I'm still a fan of Three Crabs and I'd happily use it in a recipe.  But about a year ago I started hearing a lot of talk about Red Boat Fish Sauce, and when I saw it in a new Real Foods Market in Salt Lake, I had to try it.  Some of the buzz surrounding this product comes from the fact that it contains only fresh caught wild black anchovies and sea salt, making it Paleo and Whole 30 approved.  But if you…
  • Slow Cooker Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowl with Avocado Salsa (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I love all the flavors in this Slow Cooker Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowl with Avocado Salsa. When I look back in the monthly archives on Kalyn's Kitchen, it's interesting to see that the things I'm cooking at certain times of the year have a definite pattern.  For example, I obviously like to hold on to summer as long as I can, so every September I have Zucchini Recipes and Tomato Salads posted long after many bloggers have moved on to soups and pumpkin.  I'm sure there will still be more zucchini and tomato recipes coming this year, but I hope I can get a little…
  • Easy Calabacitas or Cheesy Summer Squash with Onions and Chiles (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    If you have a surplus of zucchini, use some of them to make this delicious and easy Calabacitas.(Updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, August 2014.)   Calabacitas is a traditional recipe from the American southwest, and it's a quick and easy way to use up abundant summer squash if you have them in your garden.  Traditional recipes for Calabacitas sometimes include things like corn or tomatoes, but in my version I concentrate on the flavors of the squash, onions, cheese, and green chiles.  This is definitely a recipe that should be made to individual taste, and when…
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  • Spanish Rice

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    My mother’s Spanish rice (aka Mexican rice) is a mandatory accompaniment to any Mexican dish we serve at our house, whether it’s with enchiladas or tostadas, or with steak and black beans. This rice is our family’s comfort food. My mom always makes a big batch when she makes it, because we can’t get enough! Continue reading "Spanish Rice" »
  • Tomato Pie

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Here’s one of the best loved recipes on the site—tomato pie! Perfect at the peak of summer tomato season. First posted Aug 2009. ~Elise One of the great things about going on vacation is I get to hang out with my friends, and sometimes meet their friends, who sometimes have OMG-this-is-so-GOOD dishes that they bring over. This tomato pie recipe is a result of one of these encounters. Continue reading "Tomato Pie" »
  • Eggplant Parmesan

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Eggplant parmesan is one of those great Italian comfort foods—a layered casserole much like lasagna but with slices of globe eggplant taking the place of pasta. Continue reading "Eggplant Parmesan" »
  • Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    It’s chile season! My poblanos are taking over the garden right now so I thought I would cook up a few into a hearty corn chowder. The soup consists of onions, celery, garlic, yukon gold potatoes, corn, green poblano chiles, and chicken stock. Near the end, you swirl in cream (chiles love cream) to balance out the heat of the chiles, and add a splash of lime juice for brightness. Continue reading "Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder" »
  • Pasta with Eggplant, Feta, and Mint

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Usually if an eggplant and pasta are in the same room together, there’s tomato sauce involved. Here’s a recipe that bucks this convention and features eggplant without the sauce, but with red onions, garlic, baby spinach, and mint, all sautéed in olive oil and tossed with spaghetti pasta and crumbled feta cheese. Continue reading "Pasta with Eggplant, Feta, and Mint" »
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  • strawberries and cream with graham crumbles

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    To unforgivably botch something great, if all of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone, I’m starting to believe that all of Smitten Kitchen’s problems stem from my inability to leave exquisitely simple things like berries and cream alone. Or maybe it’s about me being unable to sit in a room alone with strawberries and cream and not eat them? One thing is clear; I think we know better than to entrust me with the work of great philosophers ever again. I’m sorry, Pascal. Let me rewind. Because my son has been going to a…
  • smoky eggplant dip

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    The first weeks in a new apartment are always about comparisons: The living room is smaller; the kid’s room is a little bigger. Our room is narrower and contains only one closet that we must share (uh-oh) but also maybe six inches longer, and in those inches, we no longer routinely stub our toes on our dressers while fumbling around in the morning like the old people we’ve unfairly become. The living room gets less natural light, but for the strangest reason: a massive leafy oak tree outside, something I’ve walked by at the sidewalk level for over five years and never…
  • raspberry swirl cheesecake

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    It’s been a little quiet around here this week and I bet you already know why: moving out is the easy part! Moving in, hoo boy. You walk into an empty new home with freshly painted walls and there’s nothing but possibility. You run from room to room, whee! Then your stuff arrives and the pristine landscape is forever compromised. The first boxes aren’t so bad: you prioritize bedding, toilet paper, toothbrushes and whiskey (um, just play along here.) The next few boxes are pretty doable too: glasses go where they always have, books go in bookcases and lamps go on tables. But…
  • apricot pistachio squares

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Let me just get the obvious out of the way because I know what you’re thinking: what am I doing here? Shouldn’t I be packing for our move, which is less than 24 hours from now? These are all valid questions, but you see, there is history here, a long history of kitchen-related procrastination. Two days before our last move, I sheeted pasta and peeled favas. I spent the last week of my pregnancy stocking the freezer with foods to bribe charm labor and delivery nurses with. When I was done with that, I made a cake for people coming to visit the new baby. When my induction was…
  • cold noodles with miso, lime and ginger

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Because we did not move this past weekend after all, we ended up with a bit of free time which we used to do some overdue purging. I’m sorry if this shatters your misplaced image of me as some sort of domestic goddess, but my signature move is shoving something into a closet and slamming the door before anything falls out and then willfully ignoring its pleas for mercy — come on, you do it too, right? anyone? Sigh. And so we dug out, removing three giant trash bags of stuff we should have gotten rid of a while ago, two of clothes and one of (shh, please don’t tell on us)…
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  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    It’s Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of the summer holidays (though for some kids, school started a couple weeks ago!) We’ve been experimenting with grilled shrimp lately and I thought I’d share this festive shrimp taco for those of you still looking for ideas of what to grill this weekend. Continue reading "Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa" »
  • Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    A lovely way to prepare salmon is with a simple glaze made with honey and apple cider. You might think that this combination would make the dish too sweet, but it just adds a delicious caramelized flavor to the fish. Continue reading "Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon" »
  • How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    I love hard boiled eggs. They’re great for deviled eggs, egg salad, or just eating plain with a sprinkle of salt. For years I ate one every morning until my doctor told me that you shouldn’t eat the same food every single day. So now I eat them only a couple of times a week. Used to be that people were scared of eating eggs because of the cholesterol in the egg yolks. Continue reading "How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs" »
  • Confetti Cucumber Salsa

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I love growing cucumbers, truly I do! But boy are they prolific. With just one Persian cucumber plant I have enough cucumbers for the neighborhood. If you too are a summer gardener faced with the same dilemma of too many cucumbers, or if you just love the taste of cool and crunchy cucumbers, here’s an easy and fun way to use them, in a colorful salsa! Continue reading "Confetti Cucumber Salsa" »
  • Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber, Jicama, and Ginger

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    School is out, summer is here, and potluck season has commenced. That said, one cannot live on lasagna every day. (Or at least I can’t, maybe you can?) The best way to survive hot days or heavy dishes is to balance them out with something cool and light, like these salmon lettuce wraps. Continue reading "Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber, Jicama, and Ginger" »
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  • Crock Pot Cube Steak With Gravy

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Crock pot cube steak with gravy. -- posted by betsychapman
  • "My Version and Favorite" Chocolate Chip Cookies

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    This is my version of chocolate chip cookies rather than make a comment to a chocolate chip recipe I made that is as long as a book, I made my own recipe with my changes :) hope you like -- posted by Tattedsweetheart
  • Brandied Candied Yams Casserole

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Made this for thanksgiving at Riverwood. The topping is fantastic -- posted by kisalarisa01
  • Beer Can Chicken

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Pop open a cold one for you & your chicken -- posted by Chef #1139310
  • Sweet Hawaiian (NOT CROCKPOT) Chicken

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    After seeing many horrifying reviews of the original recipe posted on facebook, I reworked it to my own liking. As written, there is NO CROCKPOT involved, but if anyone can provide technical support for that method I'd welcome any suggestions! -- posted by Nina's Mom
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Chicken & Almond Salad

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over.  Time to start all of that fun back to school preparation.  To help maximize the summer time you have left, I’ve selected some great-tasting recipes that are inexpensive and can be made in a flash.  First, I have a secret recipe for a delicious chicken salad with almonds and white grapes.  Serve it on bread or over lettuce for an enjoyable lunch or dinner. This recipe is only one of the tried and true chicken recipes featured in the “300 Chicken Recipes” cookbook.  This essential collection of mouthwatering…
  • Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    One of my favorite flavors of chicken wings served at Wing Stop is the garlic Parmesan wings.  These are perfect for anyone who is not in the mood for the popular hot and spicy buffalo wings.  This secret recipe will show you how to make these wings along with the signature garlic Parmesan sauce at home.  This buttery garlic-Parmesan sauce is so simple and tastes sinfully delicious. We also have a great selection of chicken wing recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Lose The “Mommy Belly” & Bring Back Your Flat Tummy! Discover how a…
  • Oxheart’s Chocolate-Juniper Cake with Milk Jam Crème Fraîche

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe for a rich and decadent dessert from Oxheart in Houston, Texas.  At Oxheart they take Texas’ best ingredients and cook them in a focused and creative way.  Everyone that has dined there raves about the wonderful flavors that chef Justin Yu creates. They make a delicious chocolate-juniper cake topped with milk jam crème fraîche.  The toasted juniper berries bring a unique flavor to this cake.  The cake itself is moist and absolutely wonderful. You can make your own milk jam crème fraîche by using this recipe on our forum: Go Here Enjoy!
  • Fried Ice Cream

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    I want to take a moment to share some great tasting dinner recipes with you.  These dishes (shown below) can be prepared in a flash with a few simple ingredients to create an enjoyable meal.  Of course I couldn’t forget about dessert.  I have a secret recipe for a yummy fried ice cream treat.  You can customize this recipe by using your favorite flavor of ice cream. This recipe is only one of the delicious recipes featured in the “101 Deep Fryer Recipes” cookbook.  In this book, you will find an amazing collection of deep fryer recipes for an ultimate taste treat. Members of…
  • Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Today I have another amazing secret recipe for all the cheese lovers out there.  Longhorn Steakhouse makes a delicious macaroni and cheese that is loaded with four flavorful cheeses.  You have to love the ooey gooey cheesy goodness of this dish.  Its filling enough to be a main dish but can also be served as a side dish for your favorite meal. If you’re like me and can’t get enough cheese, check out these cheesy recipes from our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= One Unusual Trick Restores Blood Sugar Levels Free shocking video reveals this…
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  • Heirloom Tomato Tilapia

    Thomas Grossmann
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    2 tilapia filets 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 4 thin slices heirloom tomatoes 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning salt & black pepper, to taste 2 lemon wedges for serving Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking pan with some olive oil.  Place the tilapia filets in the pan.  Drizzle with fresh lemon juice.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place 2 tomato slices on top of the filet.  Drizzle with some olive oil, then season both filets with Italian seasoning. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges,   Related…
  • Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

    Thomas Grossmann
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    2 zucchini, thinly sliced 2 yellow squash, thinly sliced 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons butter 3 Eggs 3/4 cup heavy cream 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, dried basil and oregano 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups (8 ounces) Cheddar cheese 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 2 pastry shells (9 inches) In a large skillet, saute the zucchini and onion in butter until tender; drain. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, heavy cream, parsley, salt, garlic powder, basil, oregano and pepper. Stir in cheese and zucchini mixture. Spread mustard over pastry…
  • Sweet & Spicy Beer Nuts

    Thomas Grossmann
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    These sweet and spicy IPA beer nuts are super easy to make and are so addicting.  You can adjust the heat on these by adding more or less Sriracha and Cayenne. 1/3 cup IPA beer (I used Great Divide Brewing Titan IPA) 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 1/2 cups mixed nuts (I used a mixture of peanuts, cashews and almonds) Add the beer and brown sugar to a large saucepan over medium heat.  Stir until sugar has melted.  Bring to a boil. Allow to boil untouched for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in butter, Sriracha and…
  • Chicken Fajita Skillet

    Thomas Grossmann
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1/2 inch thick) Salt 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 medium onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips 2 bell peppers, sliced into 1/4-inch strips 1/2 jalapeno pepper, sliced Marinade: 2 Tbsp lime juice 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 pinch cayenne pepper 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro For Serving: 4-6 flour tortillas – or serve over rice Salsa Sliced avocado Sour cream shredded cheese Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Add…
  • American Flag Ice Cream Cake

    Thomas Grossmann
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Here is the perfect cake to make for this July 4th weekend!  It takes a bit of time to put this together but it tastes (and looks) amazing! 16oz box white cake mix (plus required ingredients) 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 (.3 oz) bottle blue food coloring 5 drops red food coloring non-stick cooking spray 3 pints raspberry sorbet 2 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream 2 pints heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioners sugar Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Coat a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the package.  Add the cocoa powder and food…
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day Eve

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    As everyone knows, tomorrow is National Toasted Marshmallow Day, and while I’ve never done an actual toasted marshmallow video (because that would be ridiculous), I do have something even better to celebrate with...this s’more ice cream pie! Not only is this very easy to make, and a proven crowd-pleaser, but just think of all the money you’ll save on sticks. Follow this link to read the original post. Enjoy!
  • Coq Au Vin – Rock Out with Your Coq Out

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Some recipes just shouldn’t be translated to English. It’s not that telling your guests they’re having “Cock with Wine,” sounds so bad, it’s just that after dinner I want them tweeting about how great the dish tasted, not how funny/inappropriate the name was.  The other issue would be one of false advertising, since I have no idea where you get an old rooster these days. I like to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs instead, which I think work perfectly here. Like all braised dishes, tougher cuts with lots of connective tissue work best, and on a chicken that would be the…
  • Bread & Butter Pickles – One of the Great Depression’s Greatest Hits

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    During the Great Depression, sandwiches weren’t quite what they are today. Forget about choice of aioli, or did you want roast tri tip or smoked turkey; back then it was more like, “Did you want cucumbers in your sandwich, or nothing in your sandwich?” Okay, cucumbers it is. At the end of summer, the excess "cuc" crop was sliced, salted, pickled, and put up in jars for the cold, lean months ahead. If you thought summer Depression-era sandwiches sucked, it was much worse in winter, when you couldn’t even find a bland vegetable to slap between your slices of buttered bread. I can just…
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    25 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
  • Lattice Top Peach Pie – How to Weave Dough Like a Dream

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    We are right in the middle of peach season, and what better way to show them off, than in this classic, lattice-top pie? And by classic, I mean the peek-a-boo crust design, not the filling, which has a few ingredients that are definitely not classic. By the way, if you’re peaches are too ripe to peel, then you can remove the skin by cutting an “X” on the bottom and dipping in boiling water. Of course, if they’re really ripe and juicy, you probably shouldn’t be making pie with them anyway. Those are the kind of peaches where you take off your shirt and just eat them over the sink.
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    8 Jun 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Mustard Seed Mustard seeds are very small seeds, and are seen in colors ranging from yellowish, white and black. The flavor of Mustard seeds adds nice and mild aroma. There are three types of mustard seeds; White Mustard seeds are small, round hard seed, beige or straw color. Its light outer skin is removed before sale. It has a mild flavor and good preserving quality.They are used in picking. Black Mustard seeds are also small, round and hard and has black color. These seeds have a very strong distinctive flavor. Brown Mustard seeds are also small, round and hard and its color varies from…
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    Savory Sweet Life - Easy Recipes from an Everyday Home Cook

  • Zucchini Fennel Soup

    Alice Currah
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    I love discovering new dishes and ingredients combined together in ways I have not experienced before, especially when the dish is good and memorable.  Today I’m sharing with you an adapted recipe I learned from Chef Romney Steele of the famous Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur, Ca. I recently participated in a cooking class with […]
  • Sweet Zucchini Bread Loaf

    Alice Currah
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Next week school starts for my kids and in the famous words of late night comedian Jimmy Fallon, this is when the expressions on kids and parents faces switch places.  We’ve had a good run of summer finding refuge on 90 degree plus heat at the beach under the shade of trees while the kids […]
  • Ready Set Go – Rancho La Puerta Guacamole

    Alice Currah
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    In my teenage years I lived on a steady diet of regular Coke, chips, ice cream, and whatever else I wanted to eat… without much thought about the consequences.  Keep in mind I had been a year round competitive athlete since I was a young kid and my metabolism probably neutralized the negative impact of […]
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  • Okra and Eggplant

    10 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    High summer in Florida – the local farms have plenty of okra, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes… And sometimes it gets a little overwhelming trying to figure out yet another recipe for some of these veggies.  We made this from local okra and eggplant – it’s super abundant right now and very affordable, not to mention healthy and delicious! If you’re local to Ocala, make sure you check out 326 Market.  Thursday afternoons from 4-7.  It’s a smallish market and the people couldn’t be nicer!  There’s local honey, locally made jams,…
  • Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Summer is in full swing and cool dinners are a staple in our house in Florida.  I love experimenting with new salads and in particular, slaw – I had a Ruby Red grapefruit that needed to be used, so I decided to try a Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing.  I’m really glad I did. It was wonderful! One large head of finely shredded cabbage Juice of one Ruby Red grapefruit 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons raw sugar salt and pepper to tast In a bowl, or large measuring cup, add the liquid ingredients, the sugar,  a big pinch of salt, and a couple…
  • Summer Harvest Warm Pasta Salad

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Down here in Florida, it’s really hot.  This room temperature, or slightly warm pasta “salad” is a great way to use up all those summer veggies!  This warm pasta salad is unexpected and marvelous! My version makes enough to feed an army, feel free to scale it down – don’t worry about measurements, it will be awesome, I promise. 2 Zucchini sliced thin 2 Yellow Squash sliced thin 3 Sweet onions sliced thin 2 large cloves garlic minced 3 medium tomatoes rough chopped 3 yellow nectarines rough chopped 1 yellow bell papper julienne 1 orange bell pepper julienne…
  • Linguine with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Potatoes

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Decadent.  Did you ever feel like you just need carbohydrates?  Rough day?  Week? Month?  Yeah.  I had one of those days and I could not get the idea of pasta and potatoes out of my brain.  So?  I went with it.  This was so very good – comforting, very satisfying.  Feel free to halve the recipe if you’re rather not have leftovers for three days. I’m not complaining, but the leftovers could not be ignored and it turned into three days of eating lots of carbs.  Let me know if you try this, I’m very interested in hearing what everyone else things about Linguine…
  • Zoodle (Zucchini Noodle) Salad

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    These things are awesome!  I’ve been hearing about Zoodles (zucchini noodles) for years, but I’d never tried them.  This week I changed that.  I was really dying for some pasta, we all were and in our ongoing effort to stay off the processed carbs, I bought zucchini. I don’t have a spiralizer and I was really dreading the thought of trying to cut that much zucchini by hand -  but then I remembered that I have a mandoline and I thought that one of the blades, had to be able to get me close… It did. Honestly?  This is one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment…
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  • Asian Farro Medley with Salmon

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    Farro, shiitake mushrooms, and snap peas are sauteed with ginger, garlic and spices and served with wild salmon marinated with honey, lemon and soy sauce. Not only is this dish absolutely delicious, it's also high in protein, omega-3's and is ready in about 30 minutes.I've been getting requests for more farro recipes. If you haven't tried farro, it's a wonderful ancient grain with a nutty texture that is usually found in health food stores. I buy the pearled variety which takes only about 20 minutes to make, and I actually prefer it over brown rice, especially since…
  • Grilled Veggie Towers with Mozzarella

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and bell peppers are marinated in a white balsamic vinaigrette then grilled, stacked and topped with fresh mozzarella. These are DELICIOUS and such a great use of the end of summer's bounty! If you prefer to make them indoors, you can also grill the vegetables on a grill pan, then preheat to oven to 350°F, make your vegetable stacks on a baking sheet and melt the cheese in the oven. The vegetables can also be grilled a day ahead and reheated in the oven as well. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Raw Spiralized Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Pesto

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    I combined all of my favorite end-of-summer garden vegetables and created this simple, raw, vegetarian spiralized zucchini and pesto dish.As much as I look forward to the Fall, I'm not quite ready for summer to be over. Having fresh herbs at my fingertips is what I'll miss the most, so I'm taking all my basil and making skinny pesto with it to freeze and use throughout the year.I'm also going to miss eating zucchini 4 days a week, especially in a zoodle form... although I'm not putting my spiralizer away just yet!! I have lots of fun Fall recipes planned for it, so if you…
  • Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    This simple, kid-friendly chicken dish is quick and easy to make for any night of the week – ready in under 15 minutes!When Karina, my oldest daughter (and the pickier of the two) was younger, and I was making something spicy I knew she wouldn't eat, I used to quickly whip up this dish. Nothing fancy, it was simple and easy with ingredients I always had on hand.Funny because once she went off to college I never made it again. Recently I ask her which of my recipes she likes most, this one is in her list of top 10. Considering how much she likes it and how quick and easy it is to make, I…
  • Homemade Sazon Seasoning Mix

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
     Making your own Sazon spice blend is EASY to do – and the best part, no MSG!Sazon is like the magic spice blend in many of my Latin dishes. It's commonly found in the supermarket in small envelopes that you add to stews, beans, rice, etc. It gives yellow rice that yellow color and basically makes anything taste good! Goya is the most popular brand, but I stopped buying it years ago when I realized it had MSG, and started using Badia Sazon, but it's not easy to find so now I make my own which I keep stored in a small spice jar, so instead of using a packet of sazon, I use one and a…
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • How to dress up rotisserie chicken, and big news about Not Ketchup

    Erika Kerekes
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup on the floor at Sam's Club - yes, that's right, Sam's Club I haven't had a lot of time to cook lately, and the photo above is one reason why. This summer has been all about Not Ketchup, my new food business. While my kids were away at camp, I made cold calls, met with new retailers, spoke at a conference, did store demos, and generally ran around trying to get
  • Erika's ultimate chicken burger, no grill required

    Erika Kerekes
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    I know you're supposed to grill burgers. But for chicken burgers - even when the ground chicken mixture includes plenty of dark meat - I find the grill too aggressive. There's nothing worse than a dry chicken burger. And that's what I get when I cook chicken burgers on the grill. My favorite chicken burger is moist, well seasoned, studded with chopped green onions, and cooked in a skillet on
  • A Not Ketchup fruit ketchup #giveaway to celebrate the Not Ketchup Tour O' Texas

    Erika Kerekes
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I just flew back from the Not Ketchup Tour O' Texas, and boy, are my arms tired. {ba-dum bum} Seriously arms are tired. As are my legs, my feet, my back, and my brain. My 12-year-old son and I went to Texas to demo Not Ketchup, my new line of artisan fruit ketchups, at all nine Central Market gourmet superstores. Nine stores in five cities in 12 days. At each six-hour demo, we
  • Pulled pork baked taquitos

    Erika Kerekes
    2 Jun 2014 | 6:11 pm
    If it were January, I'd be making some New Year's resolutions. Work less. Pay more attention to the kids. Stop multitasking. Breathe. Exercise. Cook dinner. Blog more! But it's June. I can't work less or important things won't get done. My kids are busy themselves, thank goodness, too busy to realize just how distracted I've been. Multitasking feels essential. I'm breathing and occasionally
  • Arianna Trading Company organic tomatoes: A "good news, bad news" story

    Erika Kerekes
    5 May 2014 | 5:46 pm
    GOOD NEWS: Last week I got to see my friend George Menzelos of Arianna Trading Company. George has been importing the most beautiful single-estate organic olive oil from Greece for a few years now, and this year he's also bringing in organic tomatoes, currants, and a sesame herb salt. George left me samples of all his products to inspire my cooking and, we hoped, a blog post or two. BAD NEWS:
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    Lite Bite

  • Recipes | Healthy Dill and Potato Oats Crackers – One opportunity leads directly to another

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    ‘When you take the step towards your dreams, you will be met with fears because you have never traveled this way before. As you go, you will discover that you had nothing to fear.’ ~ Gardner Just as risk leads to more risk, one opportunity leads directly to another. And talking about this opportunity, quite honestly, I never thought that such opportunities could come my way through food blogging. Some days back, I received a call from a representative of a very popular multinational food manufacturing company Kellogg. “Kellogg’s Asia pacific has organized a two day…
  • Recipe |Easy and healthy Purple cabbage Coleslaw – Life is too short to be anything but happy

    sanjeeta kk
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Like many other enthusiastic food bloggers, I too started blogging with the notion of organizing my recipes and connecting with like-minded people. Little did I know that this simple hobby of mine would bestow me with countless precious gifts and many remarkable moments of life to cherish. Good friends, hours of endless entertainment and wonderful creative outlet are a few. I recently had a chance to attend IFBM 2014 in Bangalore, which was organized exclusively for Indian food bloggers. And what a fabulous meet it turned out to be. There were workshops on photography & styling, lessons…
  • Baking | Indian Parathas Calzone Way – There is nothing better than being able to bring a smile on someones face

    sanjeeta kk
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    There is nothing better than being able to bring a smile to someones face and make them happy. Yes, I did it again! “I have other commitments lined up for this week already and I may not be able to take up this project. Moreover I am not a professional photographer, I can only style the food to some extent. And doing 60 dishes in such a short span of time is practically impossible.” I replied showing my helplessness to accept the said project to my friend ‘P’ on phone. “You cannot say ‘no’ Sanjeeta, you are doing this project for me. This is a small family cook book…
  • Recipes | Healthy and Refreshing Indian Summer Mocktails with Barley, Jamun and Plums

    sanjeeta kk
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    Nothing screams summer like dark, plump and fleshy Jamun or Java plums. Local markets in many places of India gets flooded with these purple beauties during summer months. I remember how crazy we were to buy a handful of salted Jamuns wrapped loosely in a newspaper (yes, you read it right) from an old lady outside our school premise. And the stubborn purple stain on our uniform, tongue and hands would never let us hide our mischief from mom. I love Jamuns but am not able to convince my children enjoy this summer fruit. That is when the idea of making a drink with it stumble upon. And out…
  • Recipe | Fresh Plums and Tofu Kofta Curry with Tawa Pulav – My race against time

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ~ Oprah Back then I had loads of time in hand. My home and life was well organized and I never knew what ‘racing against time’ meant. I was happy, but still felt a void in life and was searching for ways to fill it. As they say, change your perspective when you think your life is incomplete without something. And then, food blogging happened. Now the equation of life has changed. Five days to go for a food blogger meet, a deadline to…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Steak Sandwiches with Spinach + Strawberry Salad

    Lauren Keating
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    That’s right – instead of topping our salad with steak, we’re topping our steak with salad…and then throwing it all onto an awesome sandwich.  These hearty steak sandwiches are my favorite kind of meal – they’re interesting enough for a special occasion (say, this weekend’s Labor Day cookouts) but fast and easy enough to make on a weeknight. In fact, they can be on the table in just about a half hour! Since Shawn hates raw tomatoes, I’m always on the lookout for interesting sandwich toppings to use in their place. Strawberries might not be…
  • Peanut Butter, Banana + Bacon Muffins

    Lauren Keating
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    These whole wheat peanut butter and banana muffins have fun twist – bacon baked right inside! They bake up tall and fluffy in just about an hour.  This month Jones Dairy Farm challenged me to come up with a make-ahead breakfast recipe that included bacon. At first, I was stumped. It seemed like nothing I could come up with would keep very well. Then it came to me – muffins! Back-to-school time always puts me in the mood for muffins, and the cool mornings we’ve had for the past week or so have been perfect for baking. Once I decided on muffins, the hardest part was coming up with a…
  • Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

    Lauren Keating
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I can’t believe we’re coming up on Labor Day weekend already. This August absolutely flew by! It’s already starting to get dark a little earlier and the mornings are feeling a little chilly, but for now I’m hanging onto summer for dear life. This month, Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is hosting a backyard barbecue themed dinner party for Progressive Eats. I signed up to make a salad and decided on this grilled vegetable panzanella – a hearty salad that makes the most of the late-summer harvest. This salad is full of eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and cubes of…
  • Chewy Earl Grey Granola Bars #RecipeRedux

    Lauren Keating
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Chewy Earl Grey Granola Bars are perfect for a lunchbox treat or for breakfast on the go! I’m absolutely giddy over these granola bars! They’re soft and chewy with the most amazing bergamot-lemon-honey flavor. They’re also whole grain, gluten free (as long as you use gluten free oats) and surprisingly filling. In case that’s not enough, they’re also ridiculously easy to make! If you can make cookies, you can definitely make these granola bars. They take practically no effort and are a zillion times better than even my favorite store-bought bars. There’s…
  • Steamed Clams with Chorizo Oil

    Lauren Keating
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Steamed clams with chorizo oil, served over spaghetti, is a delicious weeknight meal that’s perfect for these last days of summer. If you’ve never made clams at home before, don’t worry – it’s easy!  When I came across a recipe for chorizo oil in an old issue of Food + Wine, I’m pretty sure I squealed out lout. I adore chorizo, and infusing it in oil seemed like an awesome way to stretch its flavor and really make the most of a small amount of sausage. The magazine paired the oil with scallops and yogurt, but I decided to use it over steamed clams and…
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • Greek Eggplants with Tomato Sauce and Feta Cheese in the Oven

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    This is another Greek recipe with eggplants and is very easily prepared. Ingredients6 medium eggplants1kg very ripe fresh tomatoes grated300g feta cheese crumbled8 cloves garlic finely chopped3 tbsp fresh basil roughly cut200ml sunflower oil 2 tbsp olive oilSalt to tastePreparationCut the eggplants in half lengthwise.Leave them in a bowl of salty water for 1 hour, making sure they are all covered by the water.When you remove them from the water, squeeze them to drain off the water.Put the sunflower oil in a shallow oven dish and place the eggplant halves in the dish with the flat white…
  • Greek Rice Pudding - Rizogalo

    10 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Greek Rizogalo is not a 'pudding' as such, but is a delightfully refreshing sweet that can be eaten at any time - for breakfast it is especially enjoyable! It is very easy and quick to prepare and can be served in small bowls (as in the photo) with cinnamon sprinkled on top, or larger bowls if you so wish.Ingredients1 litre milk250ml heavy cream (approx. 35% fat)100g glasse rice70g sugarCinnamon to sprinkle on topPreparationPut the milk, cream, rice and sugar into a pan and bring to the boil.Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon.Pour into small bowls and set aside…
  • 'Supermoon' Over Ancient Greek Temple

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    This weekend there was a massive full moon - known as a 'supermoon'. This short, rough video shows the supermoon over the Ancient Greek Temple at Cape Sounion.The moon appears brighter and larger due to its proximity to the earth during its
  • Mediterranean Diet Manifesto

    10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
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    23 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    Some delicious Greek dishes accompanied by delightful music! Just to get you in the mood for the Greek summer! Delicious Greek Dishes by Slidely Photo Galleryca-pub-5932202259726035
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    Passionate About Baking

  • No bake | Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse #dessert #inseason

    Deeba Rajpal
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse is light, fun and a beautiful way to use produce in season. Use any seasonal berry if you can't find these. It's a sublime make ahead dessert option. The post No bake | Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse #dessert #inseason appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Food Festival Review | Dehlvi cuisine @ The Oberoi, Gurgaon … celebrating the flavours of India #India #independenceday

    Deeba Rajpal
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Dehlvi cuisine {pertaining to the Delhi region} as the name suggests is an evolutionary melange of the cuisine of the Mughals, Rajputs, Punjabis, Marwaris, Kayasthas and Vaishyas blended by the centuries. As the British empire moved it's capital from Bengal to Delhi, it brought with it a potpourri of folk to run the administration. As Delhi became the hub of political, social and commercial activity, people from different communities found livelihood here. With them came interesting and unique culinary influences. The post Food Festival Review | Dehlvi cuisine @ The Oberoi, Gurgaon ……
  • Baking | Whole wheat Fresh Cherry Cocoa Brownies #comfort food #wholegrain #one bowl

    Deeba Rajpal
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Moist, fresh and healthy. Here's yet another divine wholegrain chocolate brownie. Whole wheat Fresh Cherry Cocoa Brownies are one bowl goodness which can be stirred together in minutes. The post Baking | Whole wheat Fresh Cherry Cocoa Brownies #comfort food #wholegrain #one bowl appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Blog Event | “Cook for a smile” … with The Smile Foundation & Michelin starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna

    Deeba Rajpal
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    The Smile Foundation and 3-time Michelin starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna came together today to create a unique charity cookout – “Cook for a Smile” hosted by Hyatt Hotels in India The post Blog Event | “Cook for a smile” … with The Smile Foundation & Michelin starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Dark Chocolate Wholegrain Brown Sugar Cake … wholesome and delicious #wholegrain #cake #chocolate

    Deeba Rajpal
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Dark, moist and divinely chocolaty, this Dark Chocolate Wholegrain Brown Sugar Cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser. A great tea tray bake, a picnic cake or a tiffin filler, this is sure to become a favourite soon The post Baking | Dark Chocolate Wholegrain Brown Sugar Cake … wholesome and delicious #wholegrain #cake #chocolate appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
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  • 10 Recipes with Fresh Tomatoes

    Kristina Vanni
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is the time of year to savor every bite of the stunning red tomatoes from your backyard garden or Farmer’s Market. Today we have 10 recipes with fresh tomatoes that will knock your socks off! Keep reading for the recipe… Click on the title or photo to view the recipe! 1)  Santa Fe Bean and Barley Salad 2)  Roasted Bruschetta 3)  Panzanella Pasta Salad 4)  Ultimate BLT 5)  Lamb and Vegetable Kabobs 6)  Santa Fe Salsa Salad 7)  Triple Tuscan Tomato Sandwich 8)  Tomato Conserve Crostini 9)  Triple Decker Sandwich 10)  Prosciutto Wrapped Cod with Vine Roasted Tomatoes
  • Greek Yogurt Herb and Cheese Biscuits

    Kristina Vanni
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Biscuits…made without butter?  Yes, it can be done! This unique recipe is made using a container of Greek yogurt.  Along with Parmesan cheese and a blend of herbs, I think these biscuits might be one of my new favorites! Keep reading for the recipe… Besides the Greek yogurt, there is one other secret ingredient in these biscuits that give them a distinctive flavor – fennel seeds.  The flavor really piques your interest and perks up your tastebuds. This recipe is a great addition to your bread basket at dinner time.  I also suggest making poached eggs for breakfast and…
  • Baja-Style Fish Tacos

    Kristina Vanni
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I have such a soft spot for fish tacos, and sometimes I simply crave them for dinner!  I think it is because they remind me of the years I lived in Los Angeles.  There’s something about that combination of corn tortillas, crispy fish, vegetable slaw and a spicy kick that takes me right back to dinner at sunset along the Pacific ocean. This beer-battered fish version is one of my favorites.  I suggest using one bottle of Corona in the recipe and serving the rest of the six-pack with dinner! Keep reading for the recipe… Start by making a homemade cabbage slaw with radishes for a…
  • Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

    Kristina Vanni
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Would you believe this rich, creamy and healthy soup is made with only 5 ingredients? Plus, blended vegetable soups are a great way to increase your daily veggie intake.  I love having this soup for lunch with a piece of warm crusty bread, or a smaller bowl as a starter to an evening meal. Keep reading for the recipe… Making this soup is a snap.  All you have to do is simmer cauliflower florets in milk until they are tender.  Then add curry powder and season with salt and pepper.  Blend the soup until it is creamy and you are done! I like to garnish with Italian flat leaf parsley…
  • Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders

    Kristina Vanni
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s the last Monday in August and for many of us that means back to school or back to work!  Summer vacations have come to a close and it’s time to get back into a weekday routine. If you are looking for a new twist on a sandwich for your brown bag lunch, this is it!  Don’t just make lunch. Make Lunch Fun. Keep reading for the recipe… This recipe is a twist on a classic lunchtime standby, chicken salad.  With fresh Hawaiian flavors, it is sure to bring a little taste of your summer vacation into your lunch hour. These “Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders” are…
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  • {Today’s Cookbook} Beach House Baking: An Endless Summer of Delicious Desserts

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Why do you want to read Beach House Baking: An Endless Summer of Delicious Desserts by Lei Shishak? Chef Michael Mina, James Beard Award-winning chef and CEO of Mina Group: I was always impressed with Chef Shishak’s ability to create simple, tasty pastries. Beach House Baking gives readers the confidence to make easy, yet delicious recipes inspired by life on the water. Packaged nicely with tips and tricks, as well as anecdotes about her favorite beach spots, Beach House Baking will conjure up images of sun, surf and sand. The S’mores Cupcake is a favorite and hits all the flavors of what…
  • End-of-Summer KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Yes, you have a chance to win a KitchenAid mixer. But here’s the even better news: you get a fun freebie!*   Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway We love giveaways here at Cooks&Books&Recipes, and this one has us pumped up for several reasons. First, we collaborated with a great group of bloggers to offer an amazing prize: a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer. Buying one would cost you $300 and up! Why do you want this? I’m sure I don’t really need to answer that question, but just in case you need some encouragement, I’ll point you to four fun recipes to…
  • {Today’s Cookbook} Coolhaus Ice Cream Book: Custom-Built Sandwiches with Crazy-Good Combos of Cookies, Ice Creams, Gelatos, and Sorbets

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Why do you want to read Coolhaus Ice Cream Book, by Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, with Kathleen Squires? You can still stock your own freezer with these addictive goodies thanks to Coolhaus’ first cookbook. Inside, alongside the inspiring story of would-be architects turned ice cream entrepreneurs Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, you’ll find ice cream recipes from the classic to the wacky—Blueberry Cobbler, Nutella Toasted Almond, Olive Oil & Rosemary, Whiskey Lucky Charm—and equally creative cookies for sandwiching, including Vegan Ginger Molasses, Peanut…
  • Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love {Cookbook}

    EA, The Spicy RD
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love by Carlyn Berghoff, Sarah Berghoff McClure, Suzanne P. Nelson, Nancy Ross Ryan Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: April 2013 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup With more than 100 recipes for teen and family favorites such as Pizza, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Sweet Potato Fries, and Almond Streusel Coffee Cake, Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen proves that teens and their families don’t have to sacrifice on foods, flavor, or convenience to eat gluten-free. Sarah…
  • Chicken Noodle Soup {Recipe}

    EA, The Spicy RD
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup, from Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love cookbook   Chicken Noodle Soup. Photo credit: EA, The Spicy RD Author Sarah Berghoff McClure: I usually use homemade chicken broth for this soup, but when there’s none in the freezer and I’m crunched for time, I use prepared broth. The vegetables, noodles, and chicken meat make a hearty dish. Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook EA: I picked the Chicken Noodle Soup recipe to share with you here because homemade chicken noodle soup has been on my {long} list of…
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  • GRILL KID 8-31-14

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    GRILL KID 8-31-14may be in the cards for a local teen. he and his family have taken barbecuing to the next level. labor day weekend tends to be a time for cookoutsbut for the robbins family of linton… cookouts… have become a compettion. nbc 2′s caitlin centner has the story. <<matthew robbins and his wife own robbins nest catering… but matthew’s real passion lies in much… that he owns six smokers… and drove all the way to alabama for one.his love for smoking meat has been passed on to his son, 13-year-old sammy robbins.sammy…
  • ‘LIttle Woody’ Craft Brew Fest

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Saturday was the wrap-up of the Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer and Whiskey Fest in downtown Bendto end the summer with a brew fest, but not any kind of brew fest. this one…is the little woody craft brew fest. today wrapped up a weekend filled with craft brew and barrel-aged whiskey. in its sixth year of existence, the brew fest had 23 different brewers and four distilleries. the little woody took place at the deschutes historical museum in downtown bend. but what makes this brew fest special is that the beer is aged in oak barrels and you can’t get them anywhere else. ###…
  • Winery Woes

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    (NBC News) While dozens of wineries in Napa, California’s famed wine region are still cleaning up and tallying damage after last weekend’s earthquake, their focus is changing. Check out Winery Woes 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.
  • In The Kitchen: The Veranda

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The Verandathanks so much for joining us. we have a delicious special for you guys. this is a simmons farm raised catfish. we’re going to sautee this. we have crab stuffing as well. it’s got a bit of lemon and zest in there. we’ll stir that with a mushroom risoto. we do lemon, lime, and orange butter. citrus and seafood go hand in hand. this is the special this weekend, but we also have several other options. on sunday we’ll have bruch as well. we’ll let this cook during the break. we’ll be back. if you’re interested in the dishes at the veranda, you…
  • Grilled Tuna – August 28, 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Grilled Tuna – August 28, 2014>> ((michael)) if you’d like to see our savor report again…or to get today’s recipe..just log onto our home Check out Grilled Tuna – August 28, 2014 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.
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Tamarind Juice

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Before I go into the tamarind juice post I feel it necessary to talk about my tamarind tree.... From the kitchen window the tamarind or tambran tree appeared as a wall of green, towering above the Julie Mango tree and still trying to compete with the peewah tree for as much sunlight it could get [...]
  • Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Never liked tofu? Well, today I hope to change your mind...... For some time I've been meaning to do this post but as usual other recipes get in the way and I forget.  But, I have some readers who don't forget and always remind me that I didn't do the recipe as yet.....Say hello to [...]
  • Compere Magazine Issue July 2014

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The July issue for Compere is out and ready for you.  This issue was a joy to prepare as some of my favourite desserts was showcased in it; and I felt a need to put a voice out there on encouraging families to build positive relationships.  Lately, the debate on the best way to discipline [...]
  • Soursop Cheesecake

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    I am on a mission to incorporate tropical ingredients like soursop, mango, caimit, sugar apple and even mamey apple in a number of desserts we enjoy.  Well, at least when they're in season.   So, how about some soursop in a cheesecake? Soursop Cheesecake  is yet another very promising dessert treat.  Everyone loves soursop; it is [...]
  • Trini Style Paprika Chicken

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Mmmmm!  Paprika chicken was all the rage recently at my home.  It came, it wowed me, and it Talk about flavour! It was a flavour to share.  This paprika chicken had a Trini spin which made our mouth water with delight.  So, it was only a matter of time before it eventually ended up [...]
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    The Creamright Blog » The Creamright Blog |

  • Quick Sweet Pickles ( Rapid Infusion)

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Ingredients: for the Brine 1 cup of Water 1 cup of Vinegar 1.5 cups of Sugar 1/2 tsp of salt Pinch of mustard seeds coriander, celery seed and turmeric for the Pickles 1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced 1 medium cucumber, sliced 1/4 in thick. For The Brine Combine all the ingredients for the brine in a pot and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar and salt dissolve completely. Remove from the heat. For The Pickles Add the onion and cucumbers to the still-hot brine. Let the brine cool then pour it and the begetables into the 1 US Pint Dispenser, being sure not to overfill it. Seal the dispenser…
  • Light Waffles

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Ingredients: 3/4 Cup Milk 180 g Flour 1 tsp Stevia 2 pieces Egg(s) 1 pinch Salt Preparation: Stir all ingredients together to form a smooth batter. Sweeten with Stevia if necessary. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve or a fine mesh sieve directly into the 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Serving Suggestion: Serve with powdered sugar and  whipped cream
  • Raspberry Yogurt Mousse

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Ingredients: 1 cup Natural yogurt 3/4 Cup Raspberry purée 2 pieces Sheet of gelatin 3 TBSP Orange juice 1 1/4 Stevia granules 4 TBSP Powdered sugar Preparation: Soften the gelatin in cold water. Heat the orange juice. Remove the softened gelatin sheets from the water, press out the excess water and dissolve in the orange juice. Slowly stir in the remaining ingredients. Sweeten to taste with Stevia. 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 at least 6 hours. Shake…
  • Baileys Espuma

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    3/4 cup White chocolate 1 cup heavy cream 3 1/2 TBSP Baileys liqueur 2 pieces Egg(s) 2 pieces Yolk(s) Preparation: Stir the melted chocolate with the egg and yolk over steam until foamy. Gradually add the Baileys and heavy cream. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Serving Suggestion: Arrange in a waffle dish with vanilla ice cream.
  • Strawberry Meringue

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Ingredients: 3/4 Cups heavy cream 3 1/2 TBSP Milk 7 TBSP Yogurt 7 TBSP Strawberry syrup 7 TSP Orange liqueur 1/2 Lb Strawberries 1/2 Lb Sugar 4 pieces Egg white Preparation: For the strawberry cream: Mix together the cream, whole milk, natural yogurt, strawberry syrup, and Grand Marnier, and pass through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 Us Pint Dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. For the meringue: Beat together the egg whites and sugar until the mixture forms stiff peaks. Bake in the oven at 212 – 266 °F for 1 hour…
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    Easy Recipes Menu

  • Honey and Ricotta Ice Cream

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes Serves: 10 or more Type: Budget-Easy-Family-Kids Ingredients 4 eggs 2⁄3 cup caster sugar 2⁄3 cup clear honey, plus extra, to serve 500g fresh ricotta, well drained 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1½ cups milk 600ml cream, stiffly whipped Fresh fruit, to serve Preparation method 1. Line a 23 x 33cm baking dish with baking paper, allowing it to overhang at two opposite sides to make handles. 2. Place eggs, sugar and honey in a large mixing bowl; beat using an electric mixer for 6-8 minutes until mixture triples in volume. 3. Push ricotta through a…
  • Cranberry and Orange Icypoles

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Cooking time: Less than 15 minutes Serves: 8 Type: Budget-Easy-Family-Kids Ingredients Cooking: about 3 minutes 100g frozen cranberries 1 cup caster sugar 2 cups cranberry juice ¾ cup orange juice Preparation method Place berries in a saucepan; use a potato masher to lightly crush. Add sugar and juice. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cool. Pour into icypole moulds. Freeze overnight. TIPS: Summer is berry season but, all year round, any frozen berries will give you a delicious foundation for these tangy treats.
  • Chocolate Freckle Roughs

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes Serves: 10 or more Type: Budget-Easy-Family-Kids Ingredients 500g pkt Basco Gluten Free Double Choc Muffin Mix 1 cup desiccated coconut 100g butter or margarine, melted 1⁄3 cup milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 200g pkt (48) choc buds with hundreds and thousands Preparation method 1. Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced. Grease 3 baking trays. 2. Place muffin mix, coconut, butter, milk and egg in a large bowl. Mix to combine. Place 2 heaped teaspoons of mixture into mounds on trays (allow room for spreading). Press a choc bud into each. 3. Bake for…
  • Vegie Frittata Cups

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Cooking time: Less than 60 minutes Healthy options: Healthy Serves: 6 Type: Kids Ingredients Olive oil spray 300g butternut pumpkin, cut in 2cm dice 200g red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, cut in 2cm dice 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 50g reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled 50g reduced fat tasty cheese, grated 50g roasted capsicum, chopped (from the deli) 50g baby spinach, roughly chopped Preparation method 1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Lightly spray a 6 x 1-cup non-stick muffin pan with oil. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Scatter pumpkin and potato on tray; lightly spray…
  • Surprise Jelly

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Cooking time: More than 2 hours Serves: 6 Type: Easy-Kids Ingredients 13⁄4 cups clear apple juice 1⁄2 of a 9g packet (1 sachet) low-joule lemon jelly crystals (we used Aeroplane) 1 small red or green apple, cored and finely diced 1 small carrot, grated Preparation method 1. Bring 1 cup of the juice to the boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in jelly until completely dissolved. Add remaining juice. Chill for 1-11⁄4 hours until jelly thickens to the consistency of thick unbeaten egg whites. 2. Fold through apple and carrot. Pour into 6 x 1⁄2 cup-capacity…
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • What I Drink: Old Fashioned Cocktail

    Brandon Matzek
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    If you’ve been reading Kitchen Konfidence for a little while, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I love a good drink.  Sometimes I like to go all out, and make cocktails like: Summer Crush, El Comediante, or Strawberry Letter 22.  They’re a bit more involved to prepare, but they taste damn good once everything comes together.  Usually however, you can find me drinking an almost-classic Old Fashioned Cocktail.  It’s my go-to.  My standard.  My after-work drink.  It’s a cocktail I know I can always prepare with ingredients from my pantry/liquor cabinet.
  • Green Goddess Guacmole

    Brandon Matzek
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    You guys, this guac is so darn tasty. A mashup of green goddess dressing and guacamole, this rich, herb-flecked dip is completely and utterly addicting.  Rumor has it that green goddess salad dressing originated in the 1920′s in San Francisco.  The dressing is typically made with mayo, sour cream, anchovy, lemon and a flurry of finely chopped fresh herbs.  Here, I’ve taken some of these flavors, and applied them to one of my favorite Mexican dips, guacamole.  This recipe starts with cool jade cubes of ripe avocado.  Finely chopped shallot, garlic, parsley, cilantro, chive and…
  • Watermelon Ginger Spritzer

    Brandon Matzek
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    I’m keeping things short and sweet today. And when I say short, I’m referring to the serious lack of time it takes to blend up this delicious, non-alcoholic beverage.  The sweetness comes in two forms.  First, chunks of watermelon ripe with fragrant, sweet juices are blended and strained, forming the most vibrant-colored liquid.  The pure essence of watermelon really.  Second, sweet and spicy Ginger Syrup is added to the mix for depth of flavor.  The drink is finished with freshly squeezed lime juice for balance, and sparkling water to lighten the texture.  This Watermelon…
  • Kitchen Konfidence Reader Survey

    Brandon Matzek
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    I’m shaking things up today. And not in the cocktail kindof way Instead of your regularly scheduled Kitchen Konfidence recipe, I’m sharing my first ever Kitchen Konfidence Reader Survey.  I am dying to know what you think of Kitchen Konfidence, including my recipes, photography and website design.  Also, I really want to know the types of recipes you’d like to see here.  More decadent desserts?  More healthy dinner ideas?  More DRANKS?  Whatever it is, please let me know! If you’d like to participate in this brief survey, continue reading below.  Your time…
  • White Bean, Fennel and Chorizo Salad in a Jar

    Brandon Matzek
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    I have a confession to make.  Over the past several years, I’ve developed quite a jar obsession. Two and half years ago, I was only a few months into dating my boyfriend Jorge.  He was heading up to San Francisco at the time to visit friends, and I asked him to bring me some items from the city.  Can you guess what I asked him for?  Not a loaf or two of glorious SF sourdough.  No chocolate from Ghirardelli.  No artisan, hand-crafted this or that.  Instead, I asked for jars.  Particularly Weck Jars from Heath Ceramics.  At the time, they were a bit of a rarity.  Crate &…
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    Within the Kitchen

  • School Snack Mix

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    My kids are old enough to make most of their own lunches. They can reheat leftovers for their Thermos and usually make their own sandwiches. For snacks, we keep a big bowl of treats that they can choose to go along with whatever fruit or veggies they pack. The bowl has a mix of prepackaged treats like granola bars and krispie treats but we also have homemade goodies too. These homemade treats might be healthy muffins, nut-free granola or my son's homemade cereal mix. The one I'm sharing today has pumpkin seeds, cereal, dehydrated raspberries, dried cranberries and mini Hersey kisses. My…
  • Fruit Salad Smoothie

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Lots of fruit along with a little plain yogurt and peach nectar makes this smoothie quick, easy and healthy. You can add whatever fruit you have on hand - fresh or frozen. At the cabin, soaking in some sun? Then maybe you want to kick it up a notch with the addition of a little tequila or vodka.Makes one smoothie.Ingredients1 cup fruit - I used strawberry, orange & watermelon but any combo will do1/2 cup peach nectar (or other juice or even water)1/2 c plain yogurta handful of ice cubes if NOT using frozen fruit1/2 tsp vanilla (optional but adds another level of flavor)InstructionsBlend…
  • Pucker Up Lemon Loaf

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The heat of summer requires the refreshing taste and smell of lemons! This lemon loaf fits the bill with three layers of luscious lemon.Ever so slightly adapted from EpicuriousIngredientsCAKE3 cups all-purpose flour2 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt2 1/4 cups sugar8 large eggs, at room temperature1/4 cup grated lemon zest (from about 3-4 lemons)1/4 cup fresh lemon juice2 cups unsalted butter, melted and cooled1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1 tsp vanilla powder (optional)SYRUP1/3 cup fresh lemon juice1/3 cup sugar (berry or castor sugar is…
  • Blueberry Orange Smoothie

    3 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    We have an abundance of local blueberries in our freezer and a bag of almost too old oranges on the counter. So as an afternoon snack for the kids we made this smoothie. The ginger adds a little zing. Once peeled I throw the oranges in whole. In just a couple of minutes a healthy, sweet and delicious snack is ready!Note: if your oranges aren't juicy enough, add 1/2 cup of water to help blend things up!Ingredients2 oranges, peeled1 cup frozen blueberries1 tsp grated ginger or 1 tsp ginger syrupwater (if needed)InstructionsPlace everything in blender or Nutribullet.Blend for 1 minute.Makes 2…
  • Product Review - Nairn's Oat Crackers and Cookies

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Nairn's oat crackers with cream cheese and a variety of toppings: cucumber, green olives and chives, smoked chili pepper jelly, Kalamata olives and basil, cranberries.When Nairn's offered me a chance to review a variety of their line of Scottish oat crackers and cookies I immediately signed up!I received a big box of seven of Nairn's products:Roughly milled oat crackersCheese oat crackersOrganic oat crackersSunflower seed oat crackersStem ginger oat cookiesDark chocolate chip oat cookiesMixed berries biscuits oat cookiesWhat's in a name?Don't go in thinking these are North…
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    Good Food Life

  • Nectarine and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    With fresh delicious nectarines in season I’ve been putting these amazing stonefruits in everything. Grilled Chicken with Nectarine Chutney, Nectarine and Mint Milkshakes, cobblers and more. To maximize both flavor and nutrition I always try to include at least one nut and one fresh fruit in all my salads. Try this delicious combination the next time you make a salad. Using a spicier green like arugula or mizuna or even a softer, sweeter green like spinach helps to accentuate the bright, tart sweetness of these seasonal fruits. PrintNectarine and Prosciutto Salad Prep Time: 20 minutes…
  • Delicious Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    One of my wife’s favorite summer meals is also one of my favorites. Mainly because it takes a minimum of preparation, is healthy, offers great variety and is fast. A great toss-together meal for a summer porch night. I’m not sure what the traditional version of this consists of but this slightly up-scaled tribute is worth the extra dollars. Especially for the tuna, because who wants to eat canned tuna when a seared piece of ahi is at hand? PrintDelicious Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 25 minutes Yield: 2-4 servings Sear ahi in an…
  • 6 Ways to Savor Summer

    Louise Hasson
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    The Northwest is big on summer flavor. We have an abundance of top quality fresh local produce. It may be coming from your garden, the farmers market or even local grocery peak season specials. And if you are savy, you even may be receiving a weekly box from a your local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers fresh organic produce and local products to your door. The fact is we have an “embarrassment of riches” here in the NW that starts early spring and runs through late fall. Winter though not extreme seems long here. So beginning with spring I start to gather the bounty…
  • 3 Chilled Soup Recipes for Hot Summer Nights

    Guest Blogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In the summertime my meals tend to revolve around bright flavors and cooling ingredients. The farmers markets are bursting with local produce that is so perfect and ripe, you want to enjoy the bounty just as it is – raw and ready. The main benefit to whipping together a raw meal is the lack of any added heat in your kitchen. In my top floor apartment, this is crucial to my enjoyment of my summer meals. Chilled soups are not only a joy to make, but are also relieving after a long warm day outdoors! They are perfect for serving up at a dinner party or potluck, as they can be made ahead of…
  • North African-Style Grilled Eggplant Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Late summer is the perfect time to be eating Japanese eggplant. These smaller eggplants, generally coming in a lighter shade of purple than their rounder cousins, are sweet and more tender with less seeds and an intense flavor when roasted. Grilling eggplant is one of the easiest methods of preparation. Eggplant will soak up whatever marinade it’s left in, but will also become more dense and heavier. To retain a light and delicate flavor and texture, rub marinade on only 5-10 minutes prior to grilling. This delicious eggplant recipe pairs well with lamb, fish and chicken. PrintNorth…
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    Eat In Eat Out Magazine

  • Blood Orange and Quinoa Salad and Readers Survey

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Have you tried blood oranges yet? Until this spring, I had never tasted a blood orange… maybe it’s the name… no it’s definitely the name. Let’s call it a “ruby” orange instead, sounds so much more appealing and down right tasty! So what’s the difference? Due to its pigments, the blood orange contain greater amounts of antioxidants than other oranges. They have a unique flavor profile, with a distinctly different raspberry-like addition to the usual citrus notes. The difference is subtle, but you notice it, in a good way. We decided to try this…
  • Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Turkey Thai Noodle Salad

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Make ahead, chill and serve… This basic spice rub is an awesome recipe. The turkey breasts can be grilled well in advance, served hot or packed way in the fridge to make salad or sandwiches. Check out our feature on page 26 of the Summer 2014 issue of EIEO Magazine!. So easy to assemble the rest of this salad  – in a flash  – the next day. Who does not  love the added twist of watermelon? Fresh, clean and refreshing flavour … pure summer! Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Turkey Thai Noodle Salad Print Serves: 4 Ingredients RUB INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp paprika 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt…
  • Ginger Pear Upside-Down Spice Cake

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Cake of the month – August 2014 I love the last gasps of summer… local strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are just starting to give way to peaches, pears and plums. I thought this would be a perfect time to use local pears in this month’s cake. I must admit I’m not a big fan of pears raw, I find the texture weird… a bit like eating grains of sand. However, when cooked, pears become  sweet and jammy … oh so yummy! Unlike apples, most pear varieties do not ripen nicely while still on the tree.  If allowed to tree-ripen, pears typically ripen from the…
  • 5 Must-Follow Cake Baking Rules

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Five rules everyone should follow when baking a cake
  • Lemon-Blueberry Loaf

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Eat local blueberries – perfect for the season! Blueberries are in! Local blueberries are starting to appear in farmers markets and grocery stores across Canada. Time to stock up! Blueberries freeze really well, making them so easy to add to loafs or muffins for a little bit of summer in the middle of January. The best way to freeze blueberries: Do NOT WASH. Lay them out on a parchment lined baking sheet with berries separated from each other. Place in freezer for 2-4 hours. Take berries out and transfer to a zipper freezer bag (they should be frozen and separated). Push out as much air…
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    Nicole's Nutrition

  • New Nana’s Nola Granola

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Nana’s Nola sent me a few packs of their new granola to try! Of course I gladly accepted because I love granola–but usually will make my own before I go out and buy some. They came in these little 2 oz. snack/meal packets convenient for travel. I enjoy the taste–not too sweet tasting, and it’s crunchier like a cereal would be. Each pack is 270 calories, so you could possibly eat this for a snack, or add some milk and fruit and eat it as a meal. If you are watching your calories, this is a little over the recommended 200 calorie snack guideline I give patients.  The…
  • Easy Summer Squash Recipe

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    One of my favorite side dish recipes in the summer is this yellow squash recipe with caramelized onions, basil, thyme, and goat cheese. I could probably eat 4 squash and make a meal out of it. That is how much I love it! Before the squash has been fully cooked. Easy Summer Squash Recipe Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil 4 medium size yellow summer squash 1 large yellow onion, or 2 small-medium sized onions 2-3 cloves garlic, minced (or about 2 tsp. minced jarred garlic) 1-2 tsp. ground dried thyme (or fresh if you have it) handful of fresh basil, chopped 4 oz. goat cheese Salt and pepper to taste…
  • Now Scheduling Nutrition Consultations in Buckhead

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Exciting announcement: Now scheduling nutrition consultations in Buckhead (Atlanta, GA). I will have a new location opening August 18th. The office will only be open on Mondays, but hours will be flexible. Location: 3495 Piedmont Rd. (The Fountains at Piedmont Center) Building 11 Atlanta, GA 30305 If you have other appointment requests, please feel free to e-mail me ( your availability and more information about you! Why see a Dietitian? A RD (Registered Dietitian) is the number one authority on food! We have to meet specific credentialing qualifications, complete…
  • Quest Bar Nutrition Review by an RD!

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Back in 2010, I reviewed some of my favorite picks for healthy granola and protein bars. But, 4 years have passed and there are many more new favorites that I will share with you! I will start off this series with one of my favorites: the Quest Bar! *I have not received any type of compensation in writing this post.* Quest Bars These are definitely my number one pick at the moment. Why? They are packed with protein (20 grams of quality whey protein). They are lower carbohydrate since they are an excellent source of fiber, you can subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrates to…
  • Vinegar: The New Healthy Condiment

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    I love adding vinegar to recipes and meals because it adds tanginess and flavor to excite my taste buds without adding loads of calories or tons of additives. Vinegar also contains anti-bacterial properties, but other nutritional benefits are not well known. More research is needed especially for apple cider vinegar. Important to note: Do not take apple cider vinegar as a daily supplement without speaking to your Doctor or Registered Dietitian. Taking vinegar on a daily basis as a supplement is an unproven treatment. But, for cooking–go right ahead and use it! Mizkan (company that…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Avocado-Shrimp Tostadas

    Lynne Webb
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Crispy corn tortillas topped with a fresh-made guacamole, lettuce and flavorful sautéed shrimp make a quick, easy lunch or light dinner. Continue reading →       
  • Grilled Reuben Dogs

    Lynne Webb
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    An easy-to-make mock sauerkraut and Thousand Island spread make a great topping combination for grilled hot dogs. Continue reading →       
  • Speedy Stovetop Baked Beans

    Lynne Webb
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A quick-to-fix recipe for homemade baked beans flavored with bacon, barbecue sauce and caramelized onions. Continue reading →       
  • Honey-Peach Fizz

    Lynne Webb
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Muddled peaches and mint blended with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey and topped with lemon-lime soda. Continue reading →       
  • Savory Pesto-Zucchini Bread

    Lynne Webb
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    A flavorful change from sweet quick breads, this savory zucchini bread is flavored with basil pesto and Parmesan cheese. Continue reading →       
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Magnum Summer 2014 Specials

    Judith Lewis
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    There are two new kids on the Magnum block for their 25th anniversary at Selfridges in London until the end of August – crème brulee Magnums and Make-Your-Own-Magnums. The Crème Brulee Magnum is a Selfridges exclusive. With pieces of caramelised … Continue reading → The post Magnum Summer 2014 Specials appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Chocolate Tasting Workshop at Loncon3 Worldcon

    Judith Lewis
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    I will be running a chocolate tasting workshop at Loncon3 on Sunday at 13:30 in Capital 9. I’ll be walking everyone through how chocolate is made, where beans come from, the different types of beans, and then teaching everyone how … Continue reading → The post Chocolate Tasting Workshop at Loncon3 Worldcon appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Haagen Dazs #RealOrNothing Demonstrates Commitment to Quality Ice Cream

    Judith Lewis
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    For some edible oil products in the freezer section of the supermarket, the bold claim of only five ingredients is a threat. Why? Because they have so much going on in a simple vanilla to cover up for the fact … Continue reading → The post Haagen Dazs #RealOrNothing Demonstrates Commitment to Quality Ice Cream appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Shocking Gluten Free Brownies from Paul A Young

    Judith Lewis
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    As someone allergic to wheat, I’m supposed to not be eating brownies but the things being touted as gluten-free brownies taste terrible to me. I *taste* everything from the soya which I am also allergic to, to the sub-standard chocolate, … Continue reading → The post Shocking Gluten Free Brownies from Paul A Young appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Nespresso Releases Cubania Coffee in A Little Bit of Cuba in London

    Judith Lewis
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I was whisked away to Havana in Shoreditch by bus – probably the only time I’ll be able to visit Cuba. The scene was somewhere in town, next to a mechanic’s shop, which was by a barber and between the … Continue reading → The post Nespresso Releases Cubania Coffee in A Little Bit of Cuba in London appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    The Menu Mom

  • Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This year I did not grow zucchini in my garden.  I seem to have issues growing it as it always gets attacked by worm like bugs.  Fear not though – my friends are growing them like crazy and I have more than I need from them! I thought I’d hide them in a cake for my kiddos to enjoy without knowing.  It worked.  They had no idea {except the child that helped me}.  It didn’t last long in our house! Have you hidden veggies in things so your children will eat something healthy? Chocolate Zucchini Bread 1/2 stick butter, softened 1/2 cup oil 1 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup…
  • 1st Day of School

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
      Yesterday was the first day of school here.  I have a Kindergartener, 4th Grader, 6th grader and two 9th graders.  So all categories – K, Grade School, Middle School, High School.  After 14 years straight of having babies at home, they are all in school now.  We’re starting a new season of life.  It feels strange, the house is quiet, but I am sure I will get much more done!             Name Email
  • Just a Rainy Day

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    It’s a rainy Saturday and Ryan’s 14th Birthday.  Our Baseball Games got cancelled, and all in all nothing too exciting happened…  we did order pizza to celebrate and of course will have cake tonight! Name Email
  • My Football Boys

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I was out most of the day shopping.  I stopped on the way home to peek in on my football boys having a scrimmage.  Ryan is 4, Igor is 3.   Name Email
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    19 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
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    Simple Plate

  • Perfect Hash Brown Casserole

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    The famous Cracker Barrel hash brown  casserole has been copied and copies of it copied, most of the recipes are EXACTLY the same. (hash browns, cheese, eggs. boring!) Here at Simple plate we took  a road less traveled and developed  THE  Perfect Hash Brown Casserole ! Chock full of  fresh veggies, this one pan breakfast casserole can […]
  • French Toast Casserole

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    This french toast casserole is a great way to use up stale bread, and a delicious start to a school day or weekend morning!  Added plus, mom doesn’t have to get up hours before everyone else to get a hearty breakfast on the table!   I buy day old texas toast for this and freeze […]
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • A Healthy Snack Bar Giveaway from Corazonas!

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Giveaways are back! And I’m very excited to re-start my monthly giveaway series with this one from Corazonas: the heart-healthy snack bar you can feel good about eating. Corazonas makes delicious and healthy snack bars – aka “oatmeal squares” – made with natural ingredients and plant sterols to help with heart health. Their oatmeal squares taste just like a chewy granola bar, but can actually be considered a decent on-the-go snack because they are well balanced, low in calories, and low in sugar compared to most snack bars out there. Each bar has: 15-16g of…
  • Back-to-School Lunchbox Makeover: 5 Quick and Healthy Lunch Recipes

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    What’s in your lunchbox? When I was a kid, it was standard, dependable: some sort of sandwich – usually PB&J on wheat, a fruit – usually an apple or banana, some veggies – usually carrot sticks, and a drink – usually boxed juice. Of course I didn’t make any of it, since my mom packed my lunch. When I went to college and then started working, my lunch became all over the place: oatmeal one day, deli sandwiches the next. And frankly it was a challenge to find healthy options every day when someone (my mom) wasn’t packing my lunch for me! Whether…
  • Making Moves

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Hi Everyone! I know you’ve probably all been wondering where I’ve been the past couple weeks. In case you haven’t guessed from the picture – this Bay Area girl is making a big move to… Ann Arbor, Michigan! That’s right: after living my entire life in the Bay Area, I’m off to start a new adventure in the Midwest. The husband just got an amazing tenure-track job at Michigan State (hence my Spartans t-shirt), and so we took Layla on her very first flight about 1.5 weeks ago and moved cross-country! The past few weeks have been unbelievably hectic:…
  • Healthy Vegetable Fried Rice

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Fried rice has always been one of mine and the husband’s favorite Asian dishes. I usually avoid it at restaurants because it’s just full of fat, made with white rice (empty calories!) and is so easy to eat a ton of without even realizing it. I was convinced that I could make a healthier version of fried rice that still tasted as sinful as the original recipe. The husband was skeptical. But with a few secret swaps: tofu and edamame for the egg/meat traditionally used, and brown rice instead of white rice — this recipe turned out great! Thanks to the veggies, lean protein and…
  • Healthy Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Photo courtesy of CookingLight The husband and I are both suckers for pumpkin or butternut squash ravioli. Whenever it appears on a restaurant menu we are all over it! It’s a great indulgence once in a while, but not always the healthiest option because most restaurants add a lot of extra butter or oil to the recipe and the ravioli is usually topped with a “brown butter sauce” or a “cheese sauce.” All delicious things for your tastebuds, but not so great for your waistline! I had always wanted to make ravioli from scratch at home, so when I found this recipe…
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  • Hydrate with Juicy Watermelon

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Americans thirsting for more energy can refresh their hydration habits by thinking outside the water glass. Some foods - including flavorful, water-rich produce like watermelon - can help hydrate the body as well. Tips for picking the perfect watermelon The post Hydrate with Juicy Watermelon appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Spicy Korean Pork Skewers

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Whether at the game or in your backyard, a tailgate party is the perfect opportunity to share small but tasty plates with your neighbors, friends and family - perfect bites to enjoy while keeping a close eye on the action on the field.  Spicy Korean Pork Skewers deliver snack-sized game-winning flavor without a lot of preparation time, and without messy plates and silverware, the clean-up is something to cheer about, too. Marinated in an Asian sauce that gets a bold kick from chili garlic, soy and fresh ginger, bite-sized cubes of pork ribs are skewered and then grilled for an unbeatable…
  • Make Your Own Backyard Pizza

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    With 93 percent of Americans consuming it at least once a month, and an average annual consumption of 46 pieces per person — it’s easy to see that pizza is a national obsession.  These numbers from the National Association of Pizzeria Operators paint a powerful picture of the nation’s love affair with pizza. Just because it’s the heart of grilling season and the food focus is on steaks, burgers and hot dogs, it doesn’t mean we have to push aside this favorite Italian import. The post Make Your Own Backyard Pizza appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Pancake Breakfast Sandwich

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Make that meal count and lessen your hectic morning life with this delicious, travel ready, pancake breakfast sandwich.  Sausage, hashbrowns, red peppers and eggs sandwiched between two fluffy pancakes. The post Pancake Breakfast Sandwich appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Coconut-Lime Fruity Pebbles Rainbow Whoopie Pies

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    One of my favorite cereals as a child has now been combined with another childhood treat.  Fruity Pebbles, meet Whoopie Pies!  What a delightful and colorful snack for you and the kiddos. The post Coconut-Lime Fruity Pebbles Rainbow Whoopie Pies appeared first on CulinaryChat.
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    Simply Good Eating

  • Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce

    Jerry Ko
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Manhattan is known for a lot of different type of foods throughout the city ranging from restaurants, cafes, diners, fast food, hole in the wall spots and of course various food cart trucks.  I often hear people mention hot dogs as the first thing that comes to their minds when I ask what they know about food cart trucks in New York city.  However with today’s food scene, there is simply so much more such as Korean taco trucks, burger trucks,  Asian Mexican fusion food truck and a whole lot more. One of my favorite food trucks to eat dating back to when I used to work in Manhattan is…
  • Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

    Jerry Ko
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    I made these Mini Lemon Cheesecakes today. These cheesecakes are probably are as natural as they can possibly be.  You wont find any filler ingredients being used here so the result is a very simple delicious cheese cake that can be served with fruit pie filling, preserves or my favorite, fresh fruit! Ingredients: 2 (8 oz. package) cream cheese (softened) 2 eggs 1/2 cup organic cane sugar or 12 packets of stevia 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp lemon zest Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. 2. Boil water in tea kettle and set aside for later use. 3. Line muffin tins with 12 paper baking…
  • Avalon Bay AB-ICE26 Portable Ice Maker & Giveaway

    Jerry Ko
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Can you believe it? Summer is about to be upon us right around the corner.  The weather is really starting to heat up around here in Long Island and it’s time again for all those nice ice bold beverages. Up until this point, I never imagined having a need for an ice maker.  Prior to having an Avalon Bay ice maker, if ever I needed ice, I would have to either make it hours ahead of time with the ice trays or go out to a nearby convenience mart for a bag of ice. So when I received this portable ice maker from the mail man, to my surprise it was actually a pretty big package. The box you…
  • Starbucks Coffee Egg Roll

    Jerry Ko
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Every now and again I come across something unique or new to me.  I been to Starbucks all over Long Island and New York City and never saw these coffee egg roll available for sale ever before.  My mother in law was kind enough to hook us up with a box of these.  She apparently found them available in their T&T store in Alberta, Canada during the Chinese New Year holiday. I was blown away at how delicious these coffee egg roll really was because you could really taste the signature Starbucks coffee flavor and also that oh so wonderful buttery goodness after taste. These were made to go…
  • Mango Guacamole Bruschetta

    Jerry Ko
    5 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    The crunchy French baguette bread or Italian bread serves as the perfect host to the guacamole, which is infused with fresh lime juice, mango, tomatoes, red onion and chopped cilantro. This time my wife and me put a spin on our traditional guacamole by serving it up as the centerpiece in this quick and easy delicious mango guacamole bruschetta recipe.  Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Ingredients: 1/2 loaf French bread or Italian bread 2 tbsp olive oil 2-3 avocados, (chopped) 1/3 cup  red onion  (finely chopped) 1 mango (peeled, pitted, chopped) 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped) 2 tbsp lime juice…
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    Snark & Pepper

  • Week 7: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    I’m down 1.4 pounds this week! This is obviously good news, but I’m actually more excited by non-scale victories this week. I now fit into old pants and shorts I hadn’t worn since the beginning of this year. I’m eager to go clothes shopping but trying to hold out until I drop some more weight, so for now shopping in my own closet will have to do. :) There are quite a few things I look forward to fitting in to again. I still haven’t set an “ultimate” goal weight. My mini-goal for now is losing 20 pounds (I’m down 14 so far, so this is getting…
  • How to Go on a Cruise and Not Be a Fatass

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    I’m used to getting home from a cruise and being extremely hungover, bloated and sleep deprived. It can take days before I feel normal again. My friends and I refer to this as being “landsick.” Being that I’ve spent most of my life within a short drive of a cruise port, I’ve been on a lot of cruises. On most, I gave in to every temptation and walked off the ship feeling awful and several pounds heavier. But on my recent cruise, I felt fine when I got off the ship. I did drink quite a bit, but nowhere near what I normally would. I did eat more than I do at…
  • Week 6: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I didn’t break even as I was hoping after going on my cruise, but I can’t say I’m disappointed with this week’s weigh in. I’m up 0.4 lbs. But I don’t think this is bad considering I had about 10 drinks a day on my cruise (oops!). I got back from the cruise on Sunday and immediately got back into my routine. When I think of all the times I have failed at dieting, it’s usually after gaining a little bit of weight (from something like a trip or busy weekend). I normally would “wait til Monday” to get back on track. Or I’d just give…
  • Week 5: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The pounds keep coming off. I’m down another 2.5 lbs this week! I had an extremely busy week and felt pretty distracted, so I wasn’t incredibly diligent about tracking points and I only made time to exercise twice all week. But the fact that I wasn’t 100% focused and still made healthy choices (and laid off the booze!) tells me these new habits are becoming second nature.   After a long week, I’m really looking forward to taking off on a cruise. Yes, I’m about to embark on a floating buffet. As someone on a diet, this is a little terrifying. I typically…
  • Week 4: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    After a bit of a let down last week, I’m happy to report a 4.6 lb loss this week! Yes — 4.6 — that isn’t a typo. I’m now about 10 pounds lighter than when I saw the scary Number on the Scale a month ago. Here’s an overview of how this week differed from the rest… For one, I’ve had a cold for most of the week so I haven’t been out and about as much as usual. Which means, less drinking. I also cut back on eating bread/starch with every meal. I’d been eating two slices of Ezekiel bread topped with avocado for breakfast and I swapped…
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    Onion Rings and Things

  • Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken, Caramelized Onions and Bacon

    Lalaine Manalo
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    My friends, look at that gooey mess of a mac and cheese. Just look at that spoonful filled with succulent chicken, cheesy macaroni, crisp bacon and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jalapeno Poppers

    Lalaine Manalo
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    One of the most shared and most pinned recipe here at Onion Rings and Things is the bacon-wrapped cheese stuffed anaheim peppers I posted last year.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Split Pea Soup

    Lalaine Manalo
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    I was clearing the freezer to make way for my freshly-bought meat when I found a lone ham bone tucked between trays of chicken leg quarters and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chili Garlic Shrimp

    Lalaine Manalo
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    Looking for a meal that packs a punch? Spicy and garlicky, this chili garlic shrimp has all the robust flavors you’d want in your seafood... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

    Lalaine Manalo
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    This post brought to you by KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese and Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine. Last Thursday night when I went to our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    The Development of Taste

  • My writing process and a wordsmith’s cocktail recipe

    Renia Carsillo
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. This thing we’re doing, this thing right here, it used to be called a carousel. My writing process compares to that most tame of children’s rides too. Faulkner and I have something in common. I write round-and-round in circles, completely lacking the soaring and plunging of a thrill-ride called fevered inspiration. My first blog was on...  Read More » The post My writing process and a wordsmith’s cocktail recipe appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Grass-fed beef and sustainable farming: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part Two

    Renia Carsillo
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. At Hickory Nut Gap Farm, a fourth generation family farm, just 20 minutes outside of downtown Asheville, running a farm capable of supporting a family is as much about remembered history as it is about innovative new practices. On a visit there last week, Jamie Ager taught me a few things about sustainable farming, choosing grass-fed...  Read More » The post Grass-fed beef and sustainable farming: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part Two appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Meet me in Foodtopia: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part One

    Renia Carsillo
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. In Asheville, Foodtopia® doesn’t just refer to what’s on the plate. As good as that is, the varied perspective of the people creating this food-haven are the real story here. This small city, nestled unassuming in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is home to one of the most vibrant farm-to-table movements in the country. Add to this...  Read More » The post Meet me in Foodtopia: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part One appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • How To Chop An Onion, Weekend Cooking Techniques #2

    Renia Carsillo
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Ah, the humble onion! It is, perhaps, the most versatile and useful of all flavoring ingredients. Unfortunately, onions are also notoriously difficult to dice uniformly. More than one tear has been shed over this humble vegetable, and not just because of its famously potent juices. Health benefits of onions According to family legend, I used...  Read More » The post How To Chop An Onion, Weekend Cooking Techniques #2 appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Weekend Cooking Techniques #1: Handling your knife

    Renia Carsillo
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. It’s been fifteen years since I fell in love with food. I consider myself a pretty good cook. At least a few people must too, since they continue to follow and cook my recipes. But I am often sloppy in my work. I’ve largely learned the building blocks by accident, which means I’ve skipped more...  Read More » The post Weekend Cooking Techniques #1: Handling your knife appeared first on The Development of Taste.
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    Forex Broker Review

  • Kesalahan yang Buat Liburan Berantakan

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Siapa sih yang tidak senang berlibur? Semua orang pasti menginginkan bisa bersenang-senang, bercanda tawa, melakukan atraksi, dan menghilangkan penat di tempat liburan. Walaupun biaya yang harus dikeluarkan cukup bervariasi tergantung dengan lokasi dan fasilitas, tetap saja liburan menjadi aktifitas yang diminati banyak orang. Namun, terkadang keindahan liburan yang diharapkan tidak sesuai dengan kenyataan. Hal ini tidak lain diakibatkan oleh kesalahan dari mereka yang melakukan liburan. Alhasil, kesalahan yang mereka lakukan justru membuat liburan berantakan. Ketinggalan paspor. Jika ingin…
  • Biaya Sekolah Pilot Mahal, Mengapa?

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Meskipun sekolah pilot memiliki prospek yang menjanjikan, namun tidak semua orang melirik dan berminat untuk sekolah pilot. Mengapa demikian? Alasan yang cukup mendominasi adalah biaya. Mahalnya biaya yang ditawarkan sekolah buat pilot terkadang kendala dan pemicunya. Suatu hal yang terjadi tentunya ada alasan dan penyebabnya, begitu pula dengan mahalnya biaya pendidikan di sekolah pilot. Sebetulnya, tahukah Anda mengapa biaya sekolah pilot itu mahal? Dikutip dari beberapa sumber, berikut beberapa alasannya: Fasilitas Mahalnya biaya sekolah pilot tidak lain disebabkan karena fasilitas di…
  • Kriteria Website yang Baik

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Saat ini, website bisa dibilang sudah menjadi kebutuhan oleh semua pihak entah itu pihak sekolah untuk menjaring calon siswa atau pun bagi para pebisnis untuk media promosi. By the way, apakah hanya dengan memiliki website saja sudah cukup? Tentunya tidak. Untuk dapat merasakan manfaat dari sebuah website, maka baik pihak sekolah maupun pebisnia haruslah membuat website memenuhi beberpa kriteria seperti berikut: Desain responsive. Saat ini, memiliki website dengan desain yang responsive menjadi suatu keharusan. Mengapa demikian? Hal ini tidak lain karena website dengan desain yang responsive…
  • Ingin Sewa Jasa Wedding Planner? Perhatikan Tips Berikut

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Merencanakan pesta pernikahan memerlukan keahlian khusus dan kreatifitas. Untuk membuat pesta meriah dan berkesan, kita tidak bisa asal-asalan memilih lokasi dan gedung pernikahan, jenis hidangan, hiburan, dekorasi, dan aspek-aspek yang berkaitan lainnya. Itulah mengapa alangkah baiknya jika kita mempertimbangkan jasa wedding planner. Wedding planner adalah seseorang atau suatu organisasi yang bekerja membantu klien menyusun rencana pesta pernikahan dan juga mengorganisir pelaksanaannya. Bagi yang ingin menyewa jasa wedding planner, ada baiknya memperhatikan dan mengikuti beberapa tips…
  • Trik Anak Kost Mengelola Keuangan

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Entah karena tidak didukung sarana dan prasarana yang kurang baik di daerah tempat tinggalnya, ingin mendapatkan pengakuan, atau pun agar lebih mandiri tak jarang sebagian anak memutuskan untuk mengenyam pendidikan di luar kota, daerah, negeri, atau tempat yang jauh dari orang tuanya. Namun, terkadang yang jadi kendala mereka ketika jauh dari orang tua adalah keuangan. Bagi mereka dari kalangan menengah atas meminta uang dan berapa pun uang yang dibutuhkan tentu bukanlah masalah. Berbanding terbalik jika mereka dari kalangan menengah bawah yang sepatutnya memiliki taktik dalam mengelola…
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    The Culinary Life

  • Summertime Macaroni Salad with Chèvre and Grilled Peaches

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    - ‘Tis the season for grilled peaches, fresh goat cheese, and incredible macaroni salad. - When I was writing Melt: the Art of Macaroni and Cheese, I had to relearn almost everything I thought I knew about flavor. Cooking with cheese is a unique experience, and when you’re working with artisan cheese, it’s important to take the cheese’s personality into consideration when picking herbs, spices, or other additional flavors for a dish. You certainly don’t want to drown out the flavor of the cheese, given it’s probably your intended star of the show! There…
  • Buttermilk Tomato Pie Recipe + Easy Pie Crust

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    - How about a buttermilk tomato pie recipe with homemade cottage cheese? - Last week I posted a recipe for how to make homemade cottage cheese out of leftover buttermilk, and I have to admit I had an ulterior motive for posting that recipe. Sure I wanted to share a super simple recipe to kick off the Super Simple Series, but the underlying reason was I wanted to make sure you had that technique in your repertoire before I gave you this week’s recipe for my favorite thing ever, buttermilk tomato pie. And now, here we are! Because, really, buttermilk pie – or any variation…
  • Super Simple Series: 5-minute Homemade Cottage Cheese Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    - After making blueberry pecan buttermilk pancakes, try this homemade cottage cheese recipe with the leftovers. - This post kicks off an ongoing series I’m starting to highlight amazingly easy recipes that maximize your time in the kitchen. Because I’m overly fond of alliteration, I’m dubbing it the Super Simple Series. I’ll be sharing a bunch of things – from DIY projects to whole dishes – and every last one of them will take almost no work. Amen to that! To start the series, I’ve got something really interesting that will come in handy when…
  • A Miraculously Simple Cherry Coconut Vegan Scones Recipe and My Jiffy Lube Assault

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    - A superlative cherry vegan scones recipe can fix even the most f—ed up day - I consider myself a very fortunate person. As lives go, mine is pretty damn good. I’m very lucky to have an abundance of blessings that outweigh any drama that may come my way, though I occasionally have a day where I keep pressing CTRL-Z in my head, praying for an existential UNDO feature. Despite how senselessly random life can be, there are a few things I’m pretty sure will not happen during any given day. I expect a safe will not fall out of the sky and smash me into the sidewalk; I am…
  • Chicken Pasta Salad with Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Balsamic Vinaigrette (semi-sponsored post)

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    - My olive-averse boyfriend LOVES this chicken pasta salad. Yay. - It’s time for my yearly cold picnic salad recipe. I don’t post these kinds of dishes very often because I’m not generally a fan, but when I develop a good one, I sing it far and wide. This chicken pasta salad with feta cheese and Kalamata olives is one such winner. Not only do I love it, but so does my boyfriend – and he’s about as anti-olive as they come. So that’s a winning endorsement if I Someday I would like to visit Greece. I’m captivated by all I’ve read about its culture, its…
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    Whiskey Bacon

  • Crispy Smashed Potatoes

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    Traveling and eating are two of our favorite things.  When they can happen at the same time…BOOM goes the dynamite! This spring/summer was a heavy travel season for me and it proved delicious. Of all the things I tried, one stuck with me because of it’s simplicity and tastiness. Tender yet crispy, the smashed potatoes changed breakfast for the rest of the summer. Where did I have these tasty taters…of all places, the Minneapolis Airport.  Realistically, it’s just a boiled potato smashed flat and fried. But with that simple preparation you get something fun and…
  • OXO BBQ Review #WhatAGrillWants

    9 Aug 2014 | 2:47 am
    OXO BBQ Review Recently we had the pleasure of receiving some slick cooking utensils from OXO at no cost to try out. (disclaimer points: achieved) Coincidentally, it was the week before the Big Damn Cookout, which was BBQ kismet for some fun pics and real good food! All in all, we  received the Bladed Meat Tenderizer, cute as a button Salad Dressing Shaker, silly Silicone Basting Brush, sexy Corn Stripper and the full reach BBQ Tongs. What we liked The meat tenderizer had the bonus of a Safety Lock, which is immeasurably handy for when you are drunk and tenderizing. It was fun to use…
  • Summer Scape Salsa

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    Things we love about summer: Sun, Patio Drinking, Drive-Ins, Patio Drinking and Garlic Scapes. Garlic, in general, is a fave, but scapes are a magical summer treat. They come from the green tops of garlic (think scallions to an onion) and have a great mild garlic flavor that goes delish in almost any dish. This salsa gets a garlickly-tastic kick and a nice crunch along with the other fresh veggies for an even better texture. It’s almost like having roasted garlic without having to turn the stove on…which is a blessing in the summer heat! If you’re looking for a fresh and…
  • Summer Lovin’ Throwback to the Food Porn of 2013

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    We’re ready for summer, and in preparation of the joys of this summer, here’s a throwback to the great things we ate last summer! Strawberry pie by Anna Yaya’s phenomenal lemon and olive oil ‘oh I just didn’t boil them’ shrimp Pate – oh hey. Omelet success! What the Fork Truck  WTF Grilled Cheese. Grilled cheese burger with fried egg and tater totes. Bacon fries with ranch. Roadside fried dough. Cakes by Anna. Chocolate pies! The post Summer Lovin’ Throwback to the Food Porn of 2013 appeared first on Whiskey Bacon.
  • Bacon Nation: A Tasty Recipe Book Review & Giveaway

    24 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    This isn’t really a review. It’s more of a healthy thanking for recipe books that are practically edible …and now covered in bacon grease. And a giveaway. Let’s just be clear, at the bottom, there are details on how to win this cookbook. You may recognize the symptoms of being ‘that bacon person.’ You have links posted to your Facebook wall so often, that you’ve seen the same recipe three times from three different people. People continually ask “Do you have bacon in that?” or “Don’t you worry about eating so much bacon?”…
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    Rawfully Tempting™

  • Sunny Cherry Mango Smoothie

    Barbara Shevkun
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    I had some leftover mango in the freezer along with delicious fresh cherries. On top of that, a tray of freshly sprouted sunflower shoots was smiling at me. Why not combine them all?This was such a pleasant change and W and I enjoyed it a lot! Remember this is just a suggestion. Please feel free to make any changes, depending upon what you have available at home.READ MORE »
  • Mango Almond Milk

    Barbara Shevkun
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
    YUM! YUM! YUM! Simple, light and totally refreshing. For a quick, easy, and delightful beverage that you can prepare in minutes, try this!  Feel free to add additional fruit, as desired, but the simplicity of this made my taste buds smile!READ MORE »
  • Bachelorette Party Fun

    Barbara Shevkun
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Pistachio Pesto Pizza It's always fun to demonstrate some of my more decadent dishes to the uninitiated.This past weekend, I had the honor of hosting my first Bachelorette Party for a group young ladies that were pretty much unfamiliar with raw vegan. Wasn't that an awesome gift to give a friend? For me, it was a JOY to watch them sample Pistachio Pesto Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Almond Milk, Spiralized Pasta with Creamy Marinara,Cookies 'n Cream and Chocolate Rum-Caramel Swirl Ice Cream!!! The Bride-to-Be got spoon-licking privileges!!READ MORE »
  • Sprouted Rum Buckwheat Crunchies

    Barbara Shevkun
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    Sprouted Buckwheat Crunchies can be made in almost any flavor...just change the extracts. My favorite flavors are rum and mint, but caramel is yummy too! Use the basic recipe and switch up extracts for variety.  Store these in an airtight container, or glass ball jar in the freezer and always have them on hand. READ MORE »
  • Rawfully Tempting on Pinterest

    Barbara Shevkun
    30 May 2014 | 8:02 am
    Follow Rawfully Tempting's board Recipe Books, eBooks and eRecipes by RT on Pinterest.
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    The HauteMeal

  • Mojitea

    Stephanie Augustine
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Labor Day Weekend! This is one of the most popular holiday weekends of the year for cooking out, and families all over the country are celebrating with ribs, burgers, vegetables, salads, and sweets. But don’t forget to make something to wash it all down! There’s nothing like a signature cocktail to get the party started, and I think this refreshing take on the classic Mojito is just the ticket. The usual recipe is a combination of muddled mint, lime, and rum, and all of that is present here. However, I think a summer barbecue just begs for iced tea, so instead of topping off…
  • Diced! Contest Results

    Stephanie Augustine
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    As many of you know, I’ve been participating in the Diced! dessert contest sponsored by Rantings of an Amateur Chef. Final votes have been tallied, and… I WON! I can’t fully express how grateful I am for everyone who voted for me round after round, but you definitely have my thanks. It was fun and challenging to create a new dessert for each round, especially competing against so many other good cooks. I know I couldn’t have won without the support of my friends and blog followers. Thank you! If you missed any of the entries, they’re all listed below. Thanks…
  • Mini & Moto

    Stephanie Augustine
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    My default position on length for skirts and shorts is nearly always around the knee, but if you can’t show off a little leg in the summer, then when can you? With the busy pattern and short length, I went with a “less is more” philosophy for accessories, and paired it with nude pumps and minimal jewelry. A moto jacket adds some edge, and is also a welcome option for cover when the evening turns cool. Since I don’t tend to wear mini skirts very often it’s important to consider how I can work that kind of piece into my wardrobe on days when I prefer more coverage,…
  • Zucchini Waffles

    Stephanie Augustine
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you have a garden, it’s likely overrun with zucchini about now. And if you know anyone with a garden, they’ve probably pawned more zucchini off on you than you know what to do with (and you keep taking it because, hey, home-grown vegetables! Duh!). But once you’ve stuffed it, and sauteed it, and made your umpteenth loaf of zucchini bread, what else is there to do? You make waffles, that’s what. This is my basic waffle recipe that I modified slightly to incorporate the zucchini I had hanging out in my vegetable bin, with a little lemon zest thrown in to accent the…
  • Diced! 6-Layer Chocolate Elvis Cake

    Stephanie Augustine
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    UPDATE: The Diced contest is over, and I won! Thank you to everyone who voted throughout the contest!! The final round for Diced! is here, and the limits are gone – we can make whatever we want. So what do you make when the sky’s the limit? Well, my favorite desserts tend to be those that play with contrasting flavors and textures: sweet and salty, or soft with a contrasting crunch. Those are the flavor combinations that people tend to think will taste weird but which often end up tasting the best. And what’s the “king” of weird food combinations if not…
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    HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate

  • Disney Frozen Snowflakes Jelly Cups

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    These little Frozen jellies, complete with frosty rims and snowflake icing will be a wonderful dessert to go along with an Elsa, Anna or Olaf cake at a Disney Frozen party.  As a little girl growing up in a very … Continue reading →The post Disney Frozen Snowflakes Jelly Cups appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Frozen Elsa Cake

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:32 am
    Little girls everywhere have fallen in love with the Disney Frozen movie, watching it repeatedly.  Singing the ‘Let It Go’ song until parents don’t want to hear it anymore.  Come birthday time they are of course wanting an Elsa cake. … Continue reading →The post Frozen Elsa Cake appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Chocolate Strawberry Roses Bouquet

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    A fresh bouquet of chocolate strawberry roses makes a beautiful and creative gift.  Perfect for chocolate lovers everywhere. Chocolate strawberry roses ingredients: cake pop sticks 200g (7.05 ounces) chocolate: you can use tempered real chocolate or melted compound chocolate there … Continue reading →The post Chocolate Strawberry Roses Bouquet appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • iPad Cake Recipe

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    All your favourite Apps on two iPad cakes.  A few weeks ago I asked you to name your favourite Apps and the response was absolutely huge!  So after adding them all up, here are the most requested icons squeezed onto … Continue reading →The post iPad Cake Recipe appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

    8 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Do you ever find yourself peering through the glass at the ice cream shop wishing you could have a little taste of everything?  Now you can make your own ice cream, add an endless variety of flavours and sample them … Continue reading →The post Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Flourless Chocolate Fondants {gluten free}

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    As a chocolate lover there are not many chocolate things I don’t love. Chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, chocolate macarons, and chocolate ice cream – I love them all. But there is nothing quite like the anticipation of digging your spoon into the centre of a chocolate fondant. A dry cooked centre is bitterly disappointing, but a soft centre that bursts and oozes onto the plate the moment it is freed from its chocolatey walls is a thing of pure joy. Continue reading Flourless Chocolate Fondants {gluten free} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed…
  • Parsnip Latkes with Mustard Cashew Cream and Honey Roasted Apples {gluten free, dairy free}

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    These parsnip fritters were born of a desire to find a new way to enjoy one of my favourite vegetables – the humble parsnip. Traditionally I’ll roast them so they become lovely and caramelised, sometimes I’ll serve them mashed with carrots (one of my childhood favourites) or even slip them into a parsnip risotto. But these latkes have shot to the top of the favourite list. Continue reading Parsnip Latkes with Mustard Cashew Cream and Honey Roasted Apples {gluten free, dairy free} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs…
  • Barley and mushroom salad with poached eggs

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    As much as I look forward to winters comfort foods, all too soon I’m craving lighter dishes, such as salads. As it’s not quite summer the salads I crave at this time of year are little more robust, such as this Warm Barley and Mushroom Salad with Poached Eggs. Continue reading Barley and mushroom salad with poached eggs or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for…
  • Smoked Sea Salt Flourless Chocolate Cookies {gluten free}

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Ugh. I’ve been sick. Again. A few weeks after recovering from the cold I managed to get the flu. Continue reading Smoked Sea Salt Flourless Chocolate Cookies {gluten free} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you suspect copyright infringement please contact me.    Related StoriesSmoked Sea Salt Flourless Chocolate…
  • Soba Miso Soup with Chickpea Tofu {vegan}

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    There is nothing quite so comforting as a bowl of soup on a cold winters day. And, at the moment at least, my soup of choice is a big hearty bowl of this Soba Miso Soup with Chickpea Tofu. Continue reading Soba Miso Soup with Chickpea Tofu {vegan} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you suspect copyright infringement please contact me.
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    The Dinner-Mom

  • Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Bites for #SundaySupper

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Indulge with these Mushroom Pizza Bites at your next party. They have all the flavors of a mushroom and spinach pizza minus the carbs…so go ahead enjoy! Pizza night comes around once week at our house…on Friday. It signals the end of the week and everyone looks forward to it. At this point: Pizza = […] The post Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Bites for #SundaySupper appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Creamy Open Faced Tuna Melt Sandwiches #BumbleBeeB2S

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    Open Faced Tuna Melt Sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food. A creamy, cheesy tuna “dip” is slathered on whole grain bread and topped with fresh tomato slices and cheddar cheese. They’re sure to make you smile at the end of long day! If you’re a fan of creamy, cheesy dips, then this recipe is for you. Honestly, I […] The post Creamy Open Faced Tuna Melt Sandwiches #BumbleBeeB2S appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Vege Loaded Chick Pea Salad

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    This Chick Pea Salad is loaded with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and spinach. The longer you let the vegetables and garbanzo beans soak in the dressing, the better it tastes which makes it the perfect make-ahead recipe. Keep a can of chick peas in your pantry and you can make this salad on a whim. […] The post Vege Loaded Chick Pea Salad appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Go ahead and eat the cookie dough! Have it for breakfast, pack it in a lunch box or save it for a snack. It’s okay. These flourless chocolate chip cookie dough bites are packed with healthy ingredients. I’m mourning the end of care-free, relaxing summer days. School has started. Long days and homework woes have […] The post Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Zucchini Noodle Alfredo – Just 5 Ingredients!

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Zucchini Noodle Alfredo is the healthy answer to cravings for a decadent pasta dish. It’s creamy, cheesy, low-carb and best of all…it takes just minutes to prepare! I have just one more zucchini recipe before summer’s end! Consider it an addendum to 25 Unique Uses for Zucchini. This one is just too good not to share […] The post Zucchini Noodle Alfredo – Just 5 Ingredients! appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • boondi ladoo recipe, how to make boondi laddu | ladoo recipes

    dassana amit
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    boondi ladoo recipe with step by step photos – sharing this boondi ladoo recipe which was pending in drafts from some time. this festive season of ganesh chaturthi, i have not been able to prepare or post any sweet or savory recipe. a few family issues have kept us busy and in travelling mode. so could not get time and space to prepare the sweets. hence posting this recipe of boondi ladoos, that i had made some time back. these ladoos are called boondi ladoos, since the batter is poured through a ladle or sieve with perforations while frying. these give rise to round shaped droplets,…
  • eggless orange crinkle cookies recipe, how to make orange cookies

    dassana amit
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    eggless orange crinkle cookies recipe with step by step photos – vegan recipe of eggless orange cookies made with whole wheat flour/atta & fresh orange juice. these eggless cookies have a light orange flavor and taste. also they have a moist and soft texture. they are not crisp or crumbly or chewy. i had made these crinkle cookies some months back, a few days before the new year and the recipe was in drafts from then. usually i prepare cookies with whole wheat flour or a combo of whole wheat flour + all purpose flour and gram flour/besan. these cookies too have gram flour in them.
  • gobi matar recipe, how to make gobi matar recipe | gobi recipes

    dassana amit
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    gobi matar recipe with step by step photos – gobi or cauliflower is a much loved veggie in our punjabi household. so its not surprising that we make a cauliflower dish at least once a week. usually i just make gobi masala or dry aloo gobi or aloo gobi curry or gobi paratha or aloo gobi matar. aloo or potatoes have to be added in a dish where there are cauliflower and peas. somehow i restrain myself from adding potatoes when i prepare this gobi matar. this is again a family recipe. its different in the sense that whole spices aka garam masala are sauteed. generally whole spices are…
  • kantola fry recipe or kakrol fry recipe, how to make kakrol fry recipe

    dassana amit
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    kantola fry recipe – easy recipe of kantola or kakrol fry with step by step photos. kantola is a spiny green gourd. its also called as kakrol, kankoda, phagil, phagla and kartole locally in various parts of india. these green gourds with tiny spines, appear during the indian monsoons. they have a slight bitter taste. not bitter like karela or bitter gourd, but a faint bitterness. when cooked, they have a nice soft texture. kantola or kakrol is often made in various regional indian cuisines.during monsoons, we usually buy them and make this kantola fry, which is my mom’s recipe.
  • paneer tikka on stove top – tawa paneer tikka made on gas stove & without oven

    dassana amit
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    paneer tikka recipe on stove top or tawa with step by step photos – sharing this recipe of paneer tikka made on tawa since i have got many comments on the paneer tikka post, on how to make paneer tikka on tawa. plus also got some requests for this recipe method. i have already posted paneer tikka masala made in the oven and quick paneer tikka recipe recipe which does not use yogurt. some years back, i did not have a baking oven. we had a microwave oven, but its only function was to heat or cook food with the microwave energies. those days, i used to make paneer tikka on tawa. when…
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    Healthy from Scratch | Healthy from Scratch

  • Japanese Hot Pot (Shabu Shabu) – Spicy Miso Broth

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Japanese Hot Pot (Shabu Shabu) - Spicy Miso Broth 2014-08-17 19:57:57 Serves 4 For this recipe you can use any combination of meat / seafood and veggies, this is just what I chose to use. I am using a spicy miso but there are many to chose from. Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 50 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 50 min 565 calories 50 g 97 g 22 g 51 g 7 g 951 g 1685 g 14 g 0 g 13 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 951g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 565 Calories from Fat 194 % Daily Value * Total Fat 22g 34% Saturated Fat 7g…
  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

    20 May 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast 2014-05-20 18:42:40 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 55 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 55 min 200 calories 5 g 123 g 6 g 31 g 2 g 109 g 219 g 0 g 0 g 3 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 109g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 200 Calories from Fat 51 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 123mg 41% Sodium 219mg 9% Total Carbohydrates 5g 2% Dietary Fiber 0g 1% Sugars 0g Protein 31g Vitamin A2%Vitamin C0%…
  • Posole – Mexican Pork and Hominy Stew

    15 May 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Posole - Mexican Pork and Hominy Stew 2014-05-15 19:04:37 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 2 hr Total Time 2 hr 15 min Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 2 hr Total Time 2 hr 15 min 206 calories 28 g 1 g 11 g 6 g 2 g 185 g 1162 g 5 g 0 g 7 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 185g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 206 Calories from Fat 89 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 16% Saturated Fat 2g 8% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 1162mg 48% Total Carbohydrates 28g 9% Dietary Fiber 13g 52% Sugars 5g Protein 6g Vitamin…
  • Maple Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

    15 May 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Maple Chicken and Brussels Sprouts 2014-05-15 18:39:51 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr 5 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr 5 min 457 calories 36 g 82 g 20 g 34 g 4 g 329 g 324 g 22 g 0 g 15 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 329g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 457 Calories from Fat 180 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 31% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 3g Monounsaturated Fat 12g Cholesterol 82mg 27% Sodium 324mg 13% Total Carbohydrates 36g 12% Dietary Fiber 5g 22% Sugars 22g Protein 34g…
  • Ahi Tuna with Avocado Salsa

    6 May 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Ahi Tuna with Avocado Salsa 2014-05-06 19:09:50 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 min 297 calories 7 g 53 g 15 g 34 g 2 g 213 g 107 g 1 g 0 g 12 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 213g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 297 Calories from Fat 128 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 23% Saturated Fat 2g 11% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 53mg 18% Sodium 107mg 4% Total Carbohydrates 7g 2% Dietary Fiber 4g 16% Sugars 1g Protein 34g Vitamin A9%Vitamin C23%…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Truffle & Mushroom Ravioli
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    You open your fridge and find yourself staring blankly for a minute, maybe two, until it hits you; there is nothing!  That defrosted chicken that you could have sworn was in the back of the shelf is no longer there. You frantically open the freezer and “Hallelujah,” frozen truffle ravioli is staring at you in the face.  Oh, the possibilities you have and here is one that is just so simple and delicious.  Dinner is “Oh so DONE!” Phew….. INGREDIENTS • 1 package of prepared truffle ravioli • 1/4 cup low-fat half & half • ½ cup white wine or cooking broth • 2…
  • Peanut Butter Noodles
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Back in the 80s my father introduced me to “Peanut Butter Noodles” and I never looked back.  What is it about the twirly Chinese Pasta with a creamy coating of Peanut Butter Sauce.  I know….it’s just plain delicious!!  Here we have my version of this lovely authentic treat.  Care to know the best part?  It gets even tastier the next day chilled in the fridge! YUM! Serves 4-6 Ingredients • 8 ounces lo mein noodles (If you cannot find in your specialty store use spaghetti) • 1/4 cup smooth reduced-fat peanut butter • 2 tablespoon honey • 2 tablespoon…
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes!!” Even typing the words makes me drool.  My daughter requested this interesting, yet so perfect combo one day and was shocked that I had never dreamt it up before! I mean talk about a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup on serious breakfast steroids!  So fantastically decadent and delish that it has actually become one of my most famous go-to brunch-y company treats.  Ingredients * 2 cup white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour or all-purpose flour *1/4 cup cream peanut butter ¼ cup Nutella (hazelnut-chocolate spread) *1/4…
  • Parmesan Dip with Roasted Veggies
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but I am a huge “Veggie & Dip” person!  The crunchy crudité with a creamy swipe of something what healthy summer parties is all about! Now the only issue with this nibble is that it could become a bit monotonous to say the least.  Hence, I decided to change things up a bit and twist this classic around.  A little Olive oil, a baking pan, and one tangy dip to finish! Ingredients “Veggies” • roasting vegetables • olive oil • Kosher salt • ground pepper • spices of your choice “Dip” • 8-ounce container of low-fat sour cream…
  • Strawberry Butter French Toast
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    If I could have it my way, we would be lighting the candles every Friday night.  Some wine, candles, a loaf of challah and good old fashioned tradition.  However, the problem many of us face with a huge loaf of challah is that there is often, at least half left over.  Mind you, it’s not because we couldn’t polish off the whole thing, but for obvious reasons that just can’t happen!  So….what to do?  Well, I don’t know if you are away…however….Challah based French Toast is one of the best things in this world.  Thick, egg-y & slightly sweet to the…
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  • 14 Super Easy Everyday Paleo Recipes

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Where did the summer go? I know we all say that time flies as we get older, but this summer went by really fast for me. I had so much going on. My Trash to Treasure Garden was supposed to be my big summer project. Sadly, the terrible storm we experienced in towards the end of July destroyed a lot of my growth. I’ve had a few things appear out of the garden, but most of it was destroyed. I still have squash coming in and I have come to the conclusion that what I thought was eggplant is actually bok choy or swiss chard and that actually survived! Corn is still coming in as well as…
  • Bring the Family Together Lasagna

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Lasagna was a staple in my house growing up. I remember getting excited because there would always be leftover noodles. Those noodles were the highlight of lasagna creation for me. I would patiently watch my mother make her sauce, cook the noodles and cook the beef followed by the process of going layer by layer in the cake pan. I would watch her hand grab noodle after noodle as I secretly hoped there would be pieces and extras. My mother never failed me. No matter how big or small of a pan she made, we always had leftover pieces and a few broken strands.  Once the lasagna had hit the oven,…
  • The Yuck Stops Here {22} #stoptheyuck

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Is it Tuesday night already? I just got back from the vet and the news is not good. 2 weeks ago I took my 9 year old boxer, Casey to the vet as she had a broken nail that did not want to fall off. They cut the nail and put her on meds. Now shes bothering it more. Now, after that $350 bill and taking her today to get more meds at $60ish. I am now looking at $500-$800 to have her toe removed. It seems like everything around me is breaking as well. Our dishwasher is leaking, the washer stopped spinning and it won’t stop raining long enough for me to clean up the pool.Kiddo is living with…
  • Liebster Blogger Award

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    About a week ago, Jillian from Creating Silver Linings, nominated me for a Liebster Award.  Just like she said -”Yeah, I didn’t know what it was either.” I have seen the badge floating around the blogosphere.  Thanks to Jillian, I found out that it’s a way for bloggers to acknowledge the work of newer bloggers. Yum is about to celebrate her 1st birthday here really soon. I am not sure if I should make the birthday the day I bought the domain , the day I put my first real post up, or the day I really started to get readers and post on a regular schedule. Either way,…
  • Blueberry Donuts with Lemon Glaze

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Oops. I did it again. I got lazy and resorted to using a Jiffy box mix. I try really hard to cook as much and as often as I can, but sometimes I just have to resort to the box. Sometimes Jiffy and I can be best buds and there are times when I am cursing them like an angry sailor. I tend to do a lot of experimenting with Jiffy mixes, too because I have a local outlet which sells them for 25 cents a box. Plus, they remind me of my great-grandma and grandma. I just can’t imagine my life without those little Jiffy box mixes. You know why else I love them so much? Perfectly portioned for me…
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Visiting Santorini | Overview Of The Island

    Kenton Kotsiris
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Anyone that has visited the Greek island of Santorini (Σαντορίνη) knows all about how unique and breathtaking this pristine destination is. Santorini, also known as Thira (Θήρα), is one of the more picturesque islands in all of Greece, highlighted by the distinct whitewash walls and blue domes. This small island was created by a volcano eruption that is believed to have taken place thousands of years ago. The results of the volcanic activity is an island that attracts millions of tourists each and every year. Here’s a brief background and overview of Santorini.
  • Greek Tomato Fritters | Domatokeftedes

    Kenton Kotsiris
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Can you believe we’re more than halfway through August? I’m telling you, we’ll be welcoming 2015 before we know it. This past weekend, Jane and I visited a few different ethnic food stores in search of inspiration. It’s fun for us to infuse Greek cuisine with another country’s food. It also helps us grow as amature chefs, learning about the different spice combinations one may have not thought about before. We put up a picture over on our Instagram page, so you can check it out. Side note: we’re going to be using that for not only food pictures, but also behind the scenes and…
  • Greek Halva | Pistachio and Almond Halva

    Kenton Kotsiris
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    It’s been an interesting week for us thus far. Jane and I have been talking a lot about the website, new ventures, and things we’d like to see happen. More than our normal talks, we’ve began to set dates and timelines. Because as they say, “a goal without a timeline is simply a dream.” We’re really excited for what’s ahead. We think you’ll like it. So stay tuned On an unrelated note, as you probably know by now, actor Robin Williams has passed away. Jane and I were both stunned. In a way we both grew up with him. Mrs. Doubtfire remains a childhood classic. Ask Jane, she can…
  • Zucchini Gratin With Greek Yogurt

    Kenton Kotsiris
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    This past weekend, Jane and I were in the kitchen cooking up some perfect recipes. Well, we thought they were perfect, until we tasted them. Yeah, not so much. We’ll be tweaking them this week before they make it on here, so rest assure we’re still constantly trying to perfect recipes before posting them. That’s not to say our tastes our the same as yours or that everyone will agree with us 100% of the time. Remember, your kitchen your rules. Feel free to alter/change our recipes or any recipe to fit you and your family’s preferences. That’s half the fun of cooking. It’s…
  • Sfougato | Rhodes Quiche | Greek Style Omelette

    Kenton Kotsiris
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    Today, Jane and I take you to Rhodes (Ρόδος). It’s located in the south Aegean sea, pretty close to Turkey. At one time, a huge statue stood 98 feet tall, legs spread across the port of entrance where trade boats came and went. It was so grand it is known as one of the, “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” That’s my ancestors for ya, why build a normal size statue when they could have one of the tallest statues in the ancient world? I think it’s because Rhodes didn’t have TV at that time, so what else were they to do? This dish, which gets it’s name from the Greek…
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    Penny's Recipes

  • Spelt Fruit Scones

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    These Spelt Fruit Scones are really surprisingly light, yet filling. Spelt flour is an ancient grain which is enjoying a revival in recent times for its low gluten and high vitamin content. Plus it makes delicious scones! Read More... The post Spelt Fruit Scones appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Apple Sponge Pudding

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Apple Sponge Pudding is a sweet and easy way to use you apple harvest and create a delicious dessert! Read More... The post Apple Sponge Pudding appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Cauliflower And Apple Soup

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    Soup is great for making the most of seasonal ingredients and using unusual combinations to create something delicious! Cauliflower and apple soup will delight you! Read More... The post Cauliflower And Apple Soup appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Easy Carrot Cake

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    This carrot cake - with sultanas and flavoured with cinnamon could be the best carrot cake in the world! Read More... The post Easy Carrot Cake appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Sausage And Leek Casserole

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    This casserole can be adapted for both vegetarian or meat sausages and it is easy to prepare two separate casseroles - whicha re the same apart from the sausages! Read More... The post Sausage And Leek Casserole appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
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    Red Beans and Eric... err Rice!

  • Homemade Campfire Chicken

    Eric Olsson
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of my favorite stops while on vacation in Atlanta was eating at the popular homestyle southern restaurant, Cracker Barrel.  I’ve always liked eating there, the Chicken and Dumplings are excellent.  But the closest one to my house is about a 40-minutes drive.  Now that we’re eating out with a 4-year-old and a now 1-year-old, dinner out with the family usually involves a clown and happy meal or a loud restaurant in case the kids are crying .  Plus, when we’re looking to dine out, we’re looking for something nearby – just in case there’s a major…
  • Red Beans And Eric accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Eric Olsson
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    If you’ve been on any social media site throughout the summer, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen videos of someone doing the ice bucket challenge for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  You may have been challenged yourself and put someone else up to dumping ice-cold water on their head along with making a donation.   In fact, donations have reached more than $62 million dollars!  According to, on July 29th, the ice bucket challenge raised $10 million dollars – that’s in one day!  In 2013, at the end of August, the group had raised just $2.2…
  • 12 Back To School Crock Pot Dinner Ideas for 2014

    Eric Olsson
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Didn’t it seem like summer flew by?  I can’t believe the kids are going back to school already.  Plus, it’s not just the kids, it’s the teachers too.  In all the rush of getting everyone ready in the morning and picking them up at the end of the day, sometimes it seems like preparing dinner just gets in the way. I can’t lower your stress on getting everyone up and out the door, but I can help ease the stress of getting dinner on the table.  Here are a few of the crock pot recipes that I’ve added to Red Beans & Eric along with a new recipe, the BBQ…
  • Cajun Inspired Peppery Hash Browns

    Eric Olsson
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    With a typical hash brown recipe, you’re seasoning the potatoes with salt and pepper, cooking it in butter, and using a diced onion.  It’s a classic recipe, a favorite of mine topped with ketchup, and it’s the perfect side to fried eggs. But what about a tasty hash brown that can stand alone by itself?  A hash brown that’s a meal in itself? I used some of the basic “Cajun” cooking skills I’ve picked up in the years I’ve been cooking with New Orleans and South Louisiana on my mind.  I’ve learned that just by adding a few key ingredients…
  • Forgotten Red Beans And Rice

    Eric Olsson
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of my favorite recipes in my cookbook, RED BEANS & CROCK POTS, is the Forgotten Red Beans.  It’s a classic red bean recipe that uses canned beans and is simple enough to just dump in the crock pot and forget about it. One of the things I learned once I became a stay-at-home-dad was that the kids needed my attention as soon as I was about to do something for myself – like reading or starting dinner.  I would need to chop vegetables or brown chicken, but the one-year-old would decide to get stuck between the couch and the wall and scream while the older one would just…
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    Gratefully Grain Free


    Malakai Rouse-Kyle
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Hello everyone! I wanted to post an update saying that if you would like to find my latest recipes please check out my new website @
  • Baked Plantain Chips with Shrimp Ceviche

    Malakai Rouse-Kyle
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Simon was away last weekend and so I did what I always do when I am 1) supposed to be preparing for exams and 2) have the kitchen all to myself...I experiment and make myself some sort of elaborate meal like this shrimp ceviche recipe on baked plantain chips. It's actually not that complicated and there are a lot of different herbs and veggies you could add to the mix which makes it quite versatile. The shrimp is cooked, although in traditional ceviche it is served raw...I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to raw seafood. So if you are so inclined and feeling extra confident, by all means…
  • Dairy Free Hot Chocolate with Hidden Greens

    Malakai Rouse-Kyle
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:12 am
    It's been raining almost non stop for the past few days and so I've gone back to winter mode and started making this dairy free hot chocolate recipe almost every day. This one is really great because I use an herbal peppermint tea as the base and even though there is a scoop of greens and spirulina in there you would never know! I find that having good quality greens and seaweed powders in the pantry is a really great way to get these things into your diet...however I think that a lot of people use them as a replacement for real whole foods and that I think is kind of counterproductive. I use…
  • Grain Free, Sugar Free Granola Bars

    Malakai Rouse-Kyle
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:07 am
    I came up with this grain free, sugar free granola bar recipe a couple months ago while experimenting with different snack ideas in the kitchen one weekend. It is packed with a variety of nuts and seeds, dried fruit and cacao nibs! The secret to holding it together is two fold: 1) egg and pumpkin puree, 2) packing it down extremely tightly into the pan! I am so pleased with this recipe and have shared it with a number of friends already (so it has been tested)! In other is finally spring here in BC and boy oh boy is it beautiful outside. Simon and I are planning some fun…
  • Worms in Dirt Chocolate Pudding

    Malakai Rouse-Kyle
    1 Mar 2014 | 10:12 am
    Happy Saturday! The recipe for this week is a fun dessert that is very kid friendly. I call it worms in dirt with little red fire ants. If you have kids this is a great dessert to make...and if you don't you can just invite your inner 5 year old to come out and play and indulge yourself a bit like I do. I posted a gelatin based gummy bear recipe a few weeks back that works perfectly to make the gummy worms in this recipe. Just pour the gelatin mixture into a parchment lined shallow dish and allow it to set, you can then cut out thin strips to make the worms with a knife. On another note, If…
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    Non Veg Recipes

  • Punjabi Lemon Chicken

    Nitesh Singh
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Ingredients: Chicken thighs : 6 (without skin) Veg. oil: 3-4 Tbsp Onions sliced: 2 Cumin seeds:  2 tsp Garlic chopped: 6 cloves Ginger chopped: 1/2 inch Hot green chillies: 3-4 Turmeric powder: 3/4 tsp Coriander powder: 1 tsp Salt to taste Fresh lemon juice: 1 cup Fresh coriander, chopped: 1/2 cup (to garnish) Image Courtesy: Method: In a bowl place chicken and
  • Chicken Cooked in Paprika

    Nitesh Singh
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Ingredients: Whole fresh chickens, each cut into 4 or 6 pieces:  1.3 kg Chicken stock : 435 ml  (or 1 3/4 cups) Olive oil: 1 tablespoon Onions, halved, thinly sliced: 2 Garlic, thinly sliced: 2 cloves Sweet paprika: 1 tablespoon Tomatoes, chopped: 4 medium Fennel seeds: 2 teaspoons Light sour cream: 90g (1/3 cup) Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro: 1/4 cup Method: Sprinkle the
  • Chicken and Noodles in Satay Sauce

    Nitesh Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Ingredients: Chicken thigh fillets : 400g Peanut oil or any other vegetable oil: 1 1/2 tablespoon  Noodles: 450g  Shallots: 2  Green round beans, topped, halved: 180g  Carrot, peeled, thinly sliced: 1 Bought satay sauce: 125ml (1/2 cup) Salt to taste  Image Courtesy: Method: Cut chicken thigh fillets in 3 cm pieces Boil the noodles in salted water for 5
  • Cheesy Chicken Lasagna with Spinach

    Nitesh Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Ingredients: Cubed, cooked chicken meat: 2 cups  Chicken broth: 2 cups  Lasagna noodles: 9  Butter: ½ cup  Onion, chopped: 1 Garlic, minced: 1 clove  All-purpose flour: ½ cup  Salt: 1 tsp.  Cups milk: 1 ½  Shredded mozzarella cheese: 4 cups  Parmesan cheese, grated:1 cup  Dried basil: 1 tsp.  Dried oregano: 1 tsp.  Ground black pepper: ½ tsp.  Ricotta cheese: 2 cups  Frozen chopped spinach (
  • Teekha Murgh

    Nitesh Singh
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Ingredients: Chicken leg cubes, boneless: 1 kg  Mustard oil: 75 ml  Onion seeds (kalonjee): 1 tsp  Fennel seeds (saunf): 1 tsp  Garlic, chopped: 2 Tbsp  Onion, chopped: 200 gm  Tomatoes, chopped: 150 gm  Ginger, chopped: 1 tsp  Green chillies: 2-3  Curry leaves: 2 Tbsp  Tomato paste: 1 Tbsp  Red chilli powder: 1 Tbsp  Black pepper, crushed: 1 tsp  Cumin powder, roasted: 1 tsp  Coriander
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • What’s for Dinner: September 2014 Meal Plan

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    Can you believe that tomorrow is Labor Day already? Doesn’t it feel like we were just dusting off the grill for the first burger of the summer last week? Last month’s meal plan included a ton of grill-friendly recipes. This month, we’re going back to school, so I’m focusing on meals that make great left-overs the next day. Why pack a boring sandwich if you yummy leftovers in the fridge, just waiting to be eaten? Hope you enjoy this month’s recipes! Remember to sign up for our mailing list (on the sidebar) if you want a reminder when our monthly meal plan is…
  • 15 Perfect Labor Day Recipes

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    I’m in denial about the end of summer. I know that most people in the US consider Labor Day to be the unofficial start of fall, but since I live in Southern Virginia where the whether tends to stay warmer longer, I say that it is still summer until October 1. At least. At least the end of summer marks the start of football season! Anyway, Labor Day will be here in just a few days, so I wanted to do a quick recipe round-up of some of our favorite dishes for saying goodbye to summer with your friends and family. Without further ado, here are some awesome Labor Day recipes: Summer Squash…
  • Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Summer is here (well, for a few more weeks at least!). Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables are available from the gardens. What do you do with it all if you have your own garden? My mom is supplying me with tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green beans and zucchinis. We freeze some of the fresh veggies, but we’re always on the lookout for recipes to use them before freezing. What do I do with all the zucchinis? I’m not much for fried zucchini. I have a basic zucchini bread recipe (boring). So I look for dessert recipes to use the zucchini up, like the fudgy brownie recipe we recently…
  • Double Chocolate Banana Scones

    16 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    I love a warm scone and tall glass of iced coffee in the morning. And trust me, I don’t love much in the morning. Until about an hour after I wake up, I speak more in growls and grunts than actual sentences, unlike my boyfriend and mother who both have the annoying gene that causes them to pop out of bed fully awake and ready to attack the day. Weirdos. It’s worth getting out of bed for these double chocolate banana scones. Plus, like these banana cookies or this tropical banana bread, it’s a great way to use up a banana that’s too ripe for eating. Hat tip to Marla at…
  • Stuffed Summer Squash Boats

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Okay, I’ll admit it. I originally pinned this recipe from Thyme for Cooking for stuffed zucchini because it looked pretty. But after I made it – YUM! This is definitely a winning recipe. The really great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to your family’s tastes. Add some pepperonis and you have more of a pizza flavor. Some ricotta cheese on top would be delicious too, giving it more of a lasagna taste. You could try it with chicken instead of beef or leave out the meat completely for a hearty vegetarian meal. The original recipe uses quinoa instead of…
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  • Vegetarian Chilli Non Carne

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    I love chilli, but when I stopped eating meat I really struggled with making a flavour-filled, succulent chilli. However with this recipe I think I finally cracked it. Using a high quality vegetable stock pot really helps the Quorn mince take on flavour and the red wine adds a richness to the overall taste of the chilli. This recipe is fairly mild in terms of heat, however if you want to take it up a notch, just add an extra teaspoon of chilli powder or 2. The recipe serves 4 people, however I often make it just for Matt and me, then freeze the rest for another evening. Vegetarian Chilli Non…
  • Pan Fried Lemon Sole with Brown Shrimp

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    This is such a simple meal to make but it always looks beautiful when it’s plated up. It’s really high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates (perfect if you’re watching your figure). As always, you can get all of the ingredients within our recipe from the supermarket. The brown shrimp can be a little expensive sometimes but you don’t need to use a whole pack within one meal – half a pack (45g) will easily be enough. Alternatively, you could fry down some shallots with the potato if you’d prefer to leave out the shrimp altogether. Pan Fried Lemon Sole…
  • King Prawn and Crab Spaghetti

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This beautiful seafood dish is light, fresh and a perfect summer staple. The seafood used can also be switched around depending on your favourites; I tend to head down to our local fish market and pick up whatever tickles my fancy. If you’re not keen on the hassle of eating crab legs, you could easily use crab meat or scallops instead. If you do have a local fish market nearby you should definitely check it out. I find that they always have really fresh, responsibly sourced fish and usually at prices much cheaper than the supermarkets! I usually choose to make my own spaghetti for this…
  • WIN: a Brand New Judge Pasta Machine

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’ve teamed up with TK Maxx to give away a brand new Judge pasta machine to one of our lucky readers; perfect if you want to make your own homemade pasta. All you need to do is enter our giveaway via the widget below. There are a number of ways that you can enter the competition. The first is by selecting to like our Facebook page – as soon as you do this you’ll be entered directly into our giveaway. You can increase your chances of winning by also following us on Pinterest and Twitter. If you do all three options, you’ll have three entries into our giveaway and…
  • Fresh, Homemade Egg Pasta

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    I adore fresh egg pasta; it’s fairly quick and simple to make and you can experiment by adding your own favourite herbs and spices to it. Fresh egg pasta is also surprisingly easy to make, especially if you are using a pasta machine. Our pasta machine has 2 cutting attachments – a spaghetti cutter and a tagliatelle cutter and a variety of thickness settings, depending on what type of pasta you are making. I occasionally have trouble getting hold of type ‘00’ flour in my local shops, however you can easily get by using half plain flour and half strong white (bread) flour. Fresh,…
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  • Madeleine Cookie Recipe — An Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe

    Arnaud Pinoit
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two This madeleine cookie recipe is my customized version of the traditional French Madeleine recipe. Look into your kitchenware to see if you have a shell shaped madeleine baking pan, or simply get one here. This French pastry recipe requires very little effort. I bet you'd soon be baking these madeleine cakes for friends. Be prepared to see your popularity skyrocket! The post Madeleine Cookie Recipe — An Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Easy Muffin Recipe with Yummy Fresh Mangoes & Coconut Milk

    Arnaud Pinoit
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two It's very easy to find blueberry muffin recipes online and yes, they're very good. To introduce more variety, I'm going to share with you today an easy muffin recipe that contains mango, coconut milk and white chocolate. The post Easy Muffin Recipe with Yummy Fresh Mangoes & Coconut Milk appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Vegetarian Cake Recipe–How to Make a Vegetarian Cake by Oven

    Arnaud Pinoit
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two As it's almost summer, I decided to cook a quick, easy and healthy summer vegetarian meal using the oven: a Mediterranean flavor vegetarian cake without sugar. And you know what? It's your turn to try it! The post Vegetarian Cake Recipe–How to Make a Vegetarian Cake by Oven appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Shrimp Stir Fry in Hot Sauce–A Healthy Shrimp Dinner Recipe

    Arnaud Pinoit
    20 May 2014 | 5:50 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two "Shrimp stir fry" murmured my dear wife in her sweet dulcet voice when I asked for dinner suggestions. An hour later, I found myself pounding the streets in the pattering rain. The pattering rain soon turned into a deafening downpour but I was a man on a mission. I had to buy those shrimps fresh from the food market. The post Shrimp Stir Fry in Hot Sauce–A Healthy Shrimp Dinner Recipe appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • [News] Kip Kitchen Blog Now Featured in Alltop Most Popular Recipes Directory

    Arnaud Pinoit
    26 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two Hi readers, Kip Kitchen is now proudly featured on Alltop Recipes! Which means we kick ass and are kind of a big deal (autographs available, if you ask nicely). The post [News] Kip Kitchen Blog Now Featured in Alltop Most Popular Recipes Directory appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
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    Rasoi Menu - A collection of tasty recipes for foodies

  • Fried Modak Recipe - Ganesh Chaturthi Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Modak is the main Prasad which is served on Ganesh Chaturthi both in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Ganesh Chaturthi is very popular Indian festival which is celebrated by all over the country. As you see Ganesh holds motichur ladoo in his hands, modak is also another favorite dish of him. Fried modak is a deep fried or shallow fried with coconut stuffing and jaggery. Fried modak is very easy and
  • Ukadiche Modak - Steamed Modak Recipe - Ganesh Chaturthi Special

    Kavita Parmar
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    Ukadiche Modak or steamed modak is an authentic Maharashtraian recipe. It is made on the first day of the Ganesh Chaturthi as a Prasad of lord Ganesh. Modak is lord Ganesh’s favorite food. Ganesh Puja is incomplete without modak. You can make different types of modak like Mawa Modak, Fried Modak, Kesari Modak, Moong Dal Modak.  Ukadiche Modak is made with the rice or wheat flour and the sweet
  • Puran Poli Recipe - Ganesh Chaturthi Special

    Kavita Parmar
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Puran Poli is very popular sweet dish of Maharashtra which is specially made during Ganesh Chaturthi and other festivals. In Maharashtra and other part of India, Puran Poli, Motichur Ladoo, Mawa Modak are made during the Ganesh festival. Puran poli is flat bread which is stuffed with chana dal and jaggery. Puran Poli is very mouthwatering and delicious sweet dish. Praise the lord Ganesha with
  • Motichur Ladoo Recipe - Ganesh Chaturthi Special

    Kavita Parmar
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Ladoos are very famous sweets of India. All most in all festival you may find ladoos as a prasad. Ladoo is Lord Ganesha's favorite food. You can make motichur ladoo on this Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Here i am sharing a motichur ladoo recipe which is very quick and easy to make at home. Let’s check out how to make motichur ladoo recipe. Preparation Time: 20 Minutes Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
  • Mawa Modak Recipe - Ganesh Chaturthi Special

    Kavita Parmar
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Modak is an Indian sweet usually made on the holy festival Ganesh Chaturthi in the form of Prasad of Lord Ganesh. You can find many types of modaks available in the market: steamed modak, chocolate modak, fried modak and many more. Today I am sharing a mawa modak recipe which is made from Khoya, sugar and cardamom powder which makes it more delicious and yummy. Celebrate your Ganesh Chaturthi
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  • Spice Rubbed Steak with Chimmichurri

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Steak is the reason I could never be a vegetarian. Seriously. I wanted to make a steak that would be different than just a regular everyday steak (if there is such a thing). The chimmichurri is so easy to make and gives the steak an acidic kick. You could use any type of steak you want. I used a ribeye steak. Mix the spice rub. Add garlic, onion, chili, cumin, coriander and paprika powders. Rub the spices on both side of the steaks. Place on the a grill pan or grill. Make the chimmichurri by blending spices, garlic, olive oil and vinegar. Spice Rubbed Steak with Chimmichurri   Print Prep…
  • Tex Mex Salad

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    I know this recipe is a fairly simple one, but I have a hard time coming up with quick salad side dishes. Instead of having tortilla chips or rice with a Mexican entree, you can throw this easy salad together for a healthy and fresh side. If you wanted to make this an entree, you could quickly cook some ground beef and make it a taco salad. Either way it is delicious. Tex Mex Salad   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Fresh Salad with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, lime and salsa. Toss it together for a quick side. Author: Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook} Serves: 2 Ingredients 2…
  • Quick Quesadillas

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    When you have those days that you don’t feel like cooking, but want something satisfying for dinner, try these quesadillas. You can use any meat you want and use your favorite salsa. Combine what you have in the fridge to make your family a satisfying meal. Cook ground beef with spices until no longer pink. Spread cheese on a tortilla. I used cilantro tortillas from Whole Foods. But use whatever you like. Place about quarter cup of ground beef  on top of the cheese. Add salsa on top of the ground beef. Place a few cherry tomato halves on top of the ground beef. Quick Quesadillas  …
  • Italian Prosciutto Panini

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Paninis are a great weeknight meal. They are so fast and simple to make. This one takes the basic panini and amps it up to a gourmet level. Try it for a quick and easy meal. Blend the sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. Spread the mixture on a piece of bread. Shred the chicken and place on the bread. Place the arugula on top of the chicken. Lay a piece of prosciutto on top of the arugula. Place two pieces of cheese on top of the prosciutto. Italian Prosciutto Panini   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 6 mins Total time 16 mins   Crunchy Bread with…
  • Eggplant Rollatini

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The great thing about this recipe is that you can make this dish with or without the prosciutto. That way, if you need or want to have it vegetarian you can, or if you want to spice it up a bit, you have that option. This is a great way to get a good serving of veggies and make something even the meat eaters will like. Place eggplant on baking tray and add spices. Mix cheese with spices and spinach. Spread tomato sauce on bottom of a glass baking dish. Lay a slice of prosciutto on top of a slice of eggplant. Roll eggplant and place seam side down. Repeat for the rest of the eggplant. Eggplant…
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  • Quick chocolate burfi recipe | How to make quick chocolate burfi recipe

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    Quick chocolate burfi recipe or instant chocolate burfi recipe is a very easy to make quick sweet that fits for any occasion.As you all know  burfi is a very famous Indian sweet or mithai and there are many kind of burfis available through out the country,however making a perfect burfi is little tricky and time consuming.Here,today I am blogging a very simple recipe for making this delicious chocolate burfi within 10 minutes.Yeah this recipe uses condensed milk and milk powder so c0mes together very quickly and it is oh so rich. This recipe is based on my quick milk peda recipe and I have…
  • Bread rolls recipe,how to make bread rolls | Potato stuffed bread rolls recipe

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Bread rolls recipe is a healthy and filling breakfast/snacks for toddlers and kids.This potato stuffed bread rolls recipe can be prepared with easily available ingredients and take less time too.Initially you might not get the rolling part seamlessly but for sure you can master it a couple of trials. These bread rolls are so tasty that once you try,you will surely want to master the way of doing this,just like I did :). I have often seen bread rolls in menu cads of many restaurants but I don’t remember eating them anywhere outside.Whenever we eat out,it is mostly for dinner,so quick…
  • Mixed vegetable soup recipe,how to make mixed vegetable soup| Healthy vegetable soup recipe

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Mixed vegetable soup recipe is a healthy and hearty soup that you would love to have during monsoons/winter.This mixed vegetable soup recipe is a very wholesome and healthy food for growing kids/toddlers as it contains potatoes,carrots etc.In this soup I have added sweet pumpkin along with other veggies and this addition of sweet pumpkin renders a brilliant color apart from a slight natural sweet taste to this soup.This soup is more of home style and tastes subtle with mild flavors,not like something served in restaurants.I have adapted this mixed vegetable soup recipe from Chef Sanjeev…
  • Vinayaka chaturthi special recipes | Ganesh chaturthi recipes|Pillayar chaturthi recipes|Collection of festival recipes

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Vinayaka chaturthi 2014 recipe collection.This year vinayaka chaturthi falls on 29/08.Here I am presenting the collection of recipes prepared on vinayaka chaturthi,that I have blogged so far. Read more about how vinayaka chaturthi is celebrated. Neivadhyam recipes: click on the images for full recipes: Upma kozhukattai:                         Besan ladoo: Ulundhu vadai/medhu vadai Ulundhu bonda: Pasiparuppu payasam:             Vadai morkuzhambu: Thakkali morkuzhambu:           Kadalai paruppu sundal:              Mani kozhukattai…
  • Upma kozhukattai recipe | pidi kozhuattai recipe,how to make upma kozhukattai

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Upma kozhukttai recipe is one of the kozhukattai recipes (steamed dumplings) we make for vinayaka chathurthi.Apart from vinayaka chathurthi upma kozhukattai is also made for breakfast or snacks.It is extremely easy to make upma kozhukattai and it is one of the very healthy and wholesome food for toddlers/growing kids.As this upma kozhukattai recipe calls for very less oil (only for tempering),this is a great food for elders and weight watchers too.You could make the rice rava before itself and store or use store bought idly rava too.The preparation is very similar to arisi upma,except for the…
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  • Quick & Easy: Spaghetti with Parmesan-roasted Broccolini

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Thumbing through a Women’s Day magazine, I discovered this recipe. My eyes lit up when I saw it combined broccolini and spaghetti, as both are a favorite. Pretty easy to make, and when you roast the broccolini, your kitchen smells amazing. Would be good to serve with a side salad, so you have a nice […]
  • Weekend Cooking: Beer-Braised Ribs With Clams and Mussels

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Last weekend I opened an old box of magazines I have had sitting in my garage for a while. When I moved from Atlanta, GA to Norwalk, CT, I had the movers pack up all my foodie magazines. Well, since I cracked open the box, I discovered almost 100 magazines!  So, I am going through […]
  • Buffalo-Style Chicken Fingers

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Hot and spicy chicken fingers is something this former southern gal cannot resist. But, the traditional fried version is not healthy. What are my options? Well, I have tried a few baked recipes but none came out as well as this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. It was really easy, had solid flavor, is low […]
  • Meatless Monday: Smokey Mushroom Stroganoff

    11 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    After enjoying the weekend, it’s always nice to go meatless on Mondays. My choice for this week is Smokey Mushroom Stroganoff, which I found in Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorites 2012 Cookbook. The recipe says to use 1 1/2 pounds mushrooms but that was too much for my large skillet, so I only used 1 […]
  • Low Cost and Easy: Rosemary Potato Soup

    6 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    I am trying to take my lunch to work more often and resist the temptations of NYC lunches. I work in the financial district and the restaurants live to provide lunches to all us busy professionals. But, the problem is many of the lunches are not healthy and if they are, expect to shell out $10 for […]
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  • Bread Rolls

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Bread Rolls Bread rolls with stuffed potatoes – a snack that can be made in a jiffy if you have leftover boiled potatoes. This is a perfect mouthwatering snack. This is a perfect snack with afternoon tea or served as an appetizer. Bread Potato Rolls are crunchy outside, spicy and soft inside. Easy to prepare. Ingredients: Bread Boiled Potato – 4 medium size Boiled Green peas – 2 tbsp Chili powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Chat masala – 1 tsp A few Mint leaves A few Coriander leaves A few Curry leaves Salt to taste Oil for deep frying Preparation: In a…
  • Sloppy Joes Recipe

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Sloppy Joes Recipe Sloppy Joes Recipe Total Time: 50 minutes Preparation Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 1/4 kg Meat (minced) Burger buns 2 Bell pepper ( finely chopped) 1 Tomato (chopped) 1 Onion (finely chopped) A few Garlic cloves (chopped) Salt to taste Pepper to taste 1 tbsp Ketchup 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp Brown sugar 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard Cheddar Cheese (grated) Sloppy Joes Recipe Sloppy Joes Recipe Sloppy Joes Recipe Preparation: Take 2 tsp of oil, add onions, garlic, bell pepper and minced meat. Once the meat turns light brown color, add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce,…
  • Prawn and Raw Mango Curry

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Prawn and Raw Mango Curry Prawn and Raw Mango Curry Ingredients: Prawns – 200 gms Grated Raw Mango – 2 tbsp Onions – 2 finely sliced Garlic – 3 finely minced A few Curry leaves Tomato – 1 Ginger green chilli paste – 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp A pinch of Turmeric powder Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Water Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Cooking oil – 1 tbsp Kasur methi – 1/2 tsp (optional) Garnish it with Coriander spring Prawn and Raw Mango Curry Preparation: In a pan add oil, garlic & cook it for a while…
  • Apple Pudding

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Apple Pudding A recipe that has been followed from a very long time. It’s just a simple and easy “Apple pudding” recipe. When you are in a hurry and have only few ingredients at home, you will have to give this dessert a try. Mix apple and cinnamon powder and microwave it. If you don’t have a microwave you can cook it on the stove top, but make sure you don’t overcook it. Beat the ingredients together, for this first take the sugar and butter (115 gm) add some salt, flour, baking powder, finally add some warm milk, and beat it well. (This batter should not be too thick). Drop the…
  • Andhra Egg Curry

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    Andhra Egg Curry Eggs are a wonderful and nutrition rich food which are used all over the world in different cuisines and dishes. Owing to their versatile characteristics, eggs can be integrated into any recipe with ease. Here is a simple Andhra egg curry with savory spices and that makes a delightful delicacy. Ingredients: Boiled Eggs – 10 Tomato – 3 chopped Onion – 2 finely chopped Tamarind puree – 1/2 cup Water – 1 cup Oil – 3 tsp A few cloves of Garlic Green Chilli – 1 cut up Salt to taste Chilli powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4…
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  • Grilled Bread Salad with Broccoli Rabe and Summer Squash + Michelada

    Sarah Jampel
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.  Today: Turn your Labor Day leftovers into an acceptable meal.    Come tomorrow evening, Labor Day will have come and gone, and all you'll be left with is a case of sub-par beer, a tub of mayonnaise, stale hamburger buns, a semi-warm grill, and a sinking feeling in your stomach that, unless you live in the oasis that is southern California, snow will start falling tomorrow. Bundle up, kids. But maybe…
  • Hotline MVP of the Month

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    To thank our members for their dedication to helping out their fellow cooks, every month we’ll choose a Food52er whose activity on the Hotline has caught our eye, and treat him or her to a $25 gift certificate to Provisions.  Today: See who had the write stuff this month. We’re excited to announce that August’s Hotline MVP is Sam1148! Take a moment to congratulate him, and then go make his Cherry Tomato Tequila Butter Salsa -- it's perfect on fish, chicken, your spoon... Sam1148 not only has the perfect use for all of your…
  • Even More to Know About Cucumbers

    Lindsay-Jean Hard
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. Today: Think you know cucumbers? Brush up on additional cucumber knowledge to improve your cucurbit cred. Historically, late summer is considered an off-season for news. In the U.S., Congress recesses, and nightly news programs seem filled with stories best suited for the cover of an entertainment magazine. (Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be holding true this year, and we'd happily watch frivolous news stories if it meant we could magically whisk away the unrest…
  • Best of the Hotline: How to Grill Salmon

    Hollis Miller
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular. Today: When things get fishy on the grill, don't get green around the gills, just follow these tips. The idea of grilling often conjures up visions of heavier meats: burgers, hot dogs, steaks with perfect grill marks. But when you're in the mood for something lighter, there's nothing better than grilled salmon, paired with succotash or a bright tomato salad. Salmon can be cooked a number…
  • 4 Things to Pick Up at the Market This Weekend

    Lindsay-Jean Hard
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in.  We've reached the end of August, and if you're feeling down about summer's impending end, we prescribe a visit to the farmers market -- it's positively brimming with produce and sure to put a swing in your step. Here’s what the Food52 editors can’t wait to pick up this weekend -- and why you should be adding it to your bag, too.
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  • Spiced Banana Bread With Raisins

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    I know I just posted the marbled banana bread the other day, but I had some ripe bananas that I needed to use somehow. So I decided to make this spiced banana bread with raisins. It is almost fall after all, isn’t it? For this recipe I am using apple sauce instead of butter. I […] The post Spiced Banana Bread With Raisins appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Grilled mushrooms have a distinct taste when they’re grilled. So whenever I have a barbeque, I make sure I throw a few mushrooms on the grill. These Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are easy to make, don’t require a lot of ingredients, yet loaded with flavor. I like to use the medium size Portobello mushrooms because they […] The post Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Cranberry Walnut Muffins

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Fall season is almost here, that means a lot of baking and warm comforting food in my house.  Actually, I feel like the fall is already here since my son Amir has started 3rd grade on July 28th, thanks to his year-round school program. So I thought I’d start with my fall baking even though it’s still pretty warm here in California. I decided to make these cranberry walnut muffins. Let […] The post Cranberry Walnut Muffins appeared first on Tajoon.
  • The Best Grilled Chicken Ever

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    This is the best grilled chicken ever because  it is super easy to make, extremely delicious and very healthy. It is also the best grilled chicken ever my son Amir told me so :)  He loved this chicken so much, he actually gave me a compliment the day I made it, which doesn’t happen often with Amir. He told me, […] The post The Best Grilled Chicken Ever appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Date and Walnut Energy Bars

    8 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    I love to make these date and walnut energy bars and store them in the fridge for a quick and healthy snack. They are really easy to make, cost a lot less than the energy bars you buy at the store, and more importantly they don’t have any preservatives or added sweeteners. We use orange blossom water in […] The post Date and Walnut Energy Bars appeared first on Tajoon.
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  • Celery Root and Pear Soup

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In Germany, and the rest of Europe, we have experienced one of the chilliest Augusts in decades. So aside from clutching a hot cup of tea (and turning on the heat again) many of us have been keeping warm by eating lots and lots of hot soup. I don’t usually make much soup in the summer, since I would much rather be enjoying a refreshing salad, but really these past days with a high of 11° (!!) — come one, what’s that all about? — have turned me to craving something warm. Soup is soo very ridiculously easy to make yourself, so why venture out into the chill to order a…
  • Raspberry Lavender Scones

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    For this recipe, I choose fresh raspberries because the season is just too short to pass them up! Of course, frozen berries are easier to work with, but I’ll let you make that choice. I’ve described methods for using both fresh and frozen raspberries. The method differs slightly, since with fresh raspberries you won’t be able to knead the dough so easily – unless you want pink dough – so I add them at the end. That’s the easy part, just use your index finger to poke holes in the dough mixture and place a raspberry in each hole. Voila! However, I failed at some…
  • Foods That Are Good For Your Smile‏

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Dental care is a very complex theme. Both scientists and dentists have differing opinions, only to confuse us even more. One says we should brush our teeth with a soft “manual” toothbrush, the other says, no, you should definitely use an electric brush. Yes, and fluoride is good, only to told later, actually it is not good. I’m confused, which is it? Mein liebste Schwabe is doing everything possible to correctly care for his teeth and still suffers at the hands of a dentist. I, on the other hand, haven’t had a cavity since I was seven and the worst thing I ever experienced was…
  • Blackberry, Pink Peppercorn and Rosemary Sorbet

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Since I don’t happen to have an ice cream machine (my kitchen is tiny – think European-sized in a turn of the century building, yes…tiny), this sorbet would actually be considered a “granita”, which is an Italian style sort of sorbet that has not been churned. Meaning, it’s completely made by hand, and mixed with a fork as it freezes. As a result, it is has more granular (less smooth) ice crystals. I’ve been told that sorbet, not granita, is far more superior in texture and definitely worth all that churning at the expense (I mean lost cupboard space) of owning an ice cream…
  • Sorbet, Granita and Sherbet Differ How? Here’s the Scoop.

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:56 pm
    So what’s the difference between sorbet, granita and sherbet? Here’s the scoop: Sorbet and Granita Both are technically ices. They are semi-frozen dairy-free treats often served between meals to refresh the palate. Generally, they are thought of as being fruit but can also be made from vegetable purées, juices, champagne, or infused tea and include the flavorings of herbs and spices. The slight difference between the two is that sorbet is frozen in an ice cream maker, giving it a smoother texture whereas granita is made by hand, resulting in a more granular and icy texture. Refreshing,…
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  • Murgh Methi - Chicken Curry with Fenugreek Leaves

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Last week, I competed in the Tough Guy/Gal challenge in Rotorua, a 6K obstacle course through mud, cold cold water and mainly...manure! It was my second time at the mud run, I participated last year as well. It was fun enough that I got suckered into doing it again.This year though, I did not train for it at all, so my ambition really was to not die in the mud. I am happy to report that not only did I manage to complete the course, I also beat my time from last year, which felt really awesome.For about a day.The next day I got really sick!After a week of battling a horrible beast of a cold,…
  • Pepper Steak Stir Fry with Black Bean Sauce

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Stir fries are the perfect weeknight lifesavers. They are highly customizable, healthy and ridiculously easy to put together. There are just three things you need to keep in mind to create the perfect stir fry:1) Prep all of the ingredients before you start cooking. So slice the meat, chop the vegetables and the herbs before you even think of putting the wok/ skillet on the stove top.2) Cook everything fast and on high heat. This is quick work, the veggies will get soggy and over cooked if you take too long to cook them. Unfortunately, most domestic stove tops are not nearly as hot as…
  • How to make Guacamole - like a boss!

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Avocados are becoming plentiful again here in New Zealand and you know what that means? Guacermoles!That's right, I like guacamole so much I have a nick name for it. It is not a very good nick name and I am aware of that but it is always spoken with much love. Guacamole has previously featured on this blog pretending to be a salad and hanging out in the background in my picadillo and lechon asado posts and I expect it will keep coming back over and over again greeting us like an old friend. Now this is not a historical or cultural lesson so I will not explain why I have guacamole as a…
  • Chicken Korma

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Korma is a rich Mughlai dish of meat or vegetables (Navratan Korma) slow cooked in a rich sauce of yoghurt, cream and nuts. Korma was introduced in India by the royal Mughal kitchens. The ingredients are therefore generally rich and extravagant. Saffron, the queen of spices gives this dish the extra oomph.Nuts, poppy seeds and tahini are necessary ingredients in a korma as they help bind the yoghurt so it doesn't split during the long cooking process. If you have ever tried to cook with yoghurt you will know exactly what I mean! Now I am going to tell you something that you probably…
  • Lechon Asado - Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    Lechon Asado is a timeless Cuban roasted pork dish. Traditionally, a whole pig is slow roasted over hot coals. This, unfortunately, is not always practical when you live in an apartment, are feeding two people and it is a weeknight. Enter - the lechon asado loving busy professional's best friend - The Slow Cooker (or crock pot, if you are from the south).I have a love-hate relationship with my slow cooker. I love that I can come home after a busy day to a cooked meal, but I hate that sometimes it just tastes like hospital food (No disrespect to hospital cafeterias around the world). I am…
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    The Eat More Food Project

  • Summer Squash Casserole

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Remember when it used to be hell on earth to get a recipe out of someone? Everyone’s recipe was a “secret” and there was no way they could give it to you without some family member rolling in their grave. The first time I had summer squash was at an office potluck and it was served with a ton of onions and swimming in butter. Sooo good! The woman who brought it refused to say exactly how she made it. Thanks to the internet I later learned the “secret family recipe” was a totally standard recipe for yellow squash and made all over Florida. (Squash + Onion + Butter…
  • Crockpot Thai Sweet Chili Ribs

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I love ribs. Up until I ran across Steamy Kitchen’s Thai Sweet Chili Ribs recipe, I had only ever had them slathered in BBQ sauce. Jaden’s recipe is an amazing twist! I’ve adapted her recipe by adding sriracha and bbq rub to take the flavor up a few notches and also modified it to be made primarily in a crockpot and then quickly broiled in the oven. You’ll need: 3.5 lb pork loin baby back ribs 1 tbsp sriracha 2 tbsp bbq rub (I use Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub) 2 tbsp thai sweet chili sauce (I use A Taste of Thai brand) Get out your slab of baby back ribs. Flip it…
  • Damn Fine Chicken

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever had a dish that was so incredibly good, but you couldn’t figure out why? Something that looked totally ordinary, but tasted absolutely extraordinary? The first time that happened to me was during a business lunch at a Japanese restaurant. I ordered some sea bass and it arrived with a nice sear and was served with some wasabi mashed potatoes. I took one bite of the bass and just stared at my plate. Why on earth was on this piece of fish so good?! It tasted so sweet, but also really earthy and the meat was so tender and juicy even though it had a dark crust on the outside. I…
  • Cheese Crust Pizza

    8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I made this pizza a while ago and, while it is excellent, I really hesitated to put it on the blog. Part of why I started the blog was because I want to eat more whole ingredients and discover new ingredients and just revamp my eating habits. So I get a little anxious if I start eating too many “lookalike” foods that just swap out certain ingredients. I don’t want to be eating a different kind of pizza, I want to move away from eating pizza in general and expand my knowledge of other foods and flavors. You know? And now that I’ve said that, here is a recipe for a low…
  • Thai Style Beef Salad

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Let us pretend that I’m not completely running out of ideas for these intro photo badges. I mean, you HAVE to try this recipe. It’s postively . . . celestial. Okay, moving right along. Prior to a couple of years ago, most of my exposure to Thai food was limited to curries and noodle dishes. One day we were dead tired after work and looking for something to order outside of the typical Chinese or pizza. We found a Thai place that delivered and ordered a few meaty sounding salads, including a version of this called yum nua. Since that time, I’ve seen this made several…
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    Sian's Magazine

  • No Waste, Clear Plates – Meal Plan

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
  • 9 Everyday Foods to Boost Your Immune System

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Our bodies are fair game to invaders like viruses, toxins, germs and infections from colds to cancers and even bees stings. So it’s with great relief that each one of us has a system within us designed to fight such attacks. Salute the immune system, a complex web of glands, bone marrow, white cells etc. So important is this system that keeping it healthy should be a priority for everyone. The safest way to keep the immune system well is to develop a healthy lifestyle which includes eating a balanced diet of a large variety of fresh foods each with a multitude of nutrients. Here are 9…
  • How to Cook Beetroot (5 Ways)

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Do you love beetroot? Beetroot or beets are having a renaissance. Instead of the cooked and vacuum packed or bottled in vinegar brands that fill the supermarket shelves, we’re looking for healthier, tastier options. And we’re even prepared to cook beetroot from fresh at home. Here are the must know points if you want to cook beetroot.Don’t forget if you don’t like beetroot as a vegetable (which would be a pity) try our chocolate cake recipe as a decadent Sunday treat / dessert.SeasonabilityBeetroot has a long season; from June to end of February. You might even be able to extend it…
  • No Stress Midweek Meal Plan

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
  • How to Bake Courgettes in the Oven

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Courgettes (or zucchinis as our friends in the USA call them) are easily prepared and full of health properties, whether it’s helping to prevent colon cancer or to sharpen our eyesight. Random fact of the day is that courgettes are actually a fruit because they contain seeds. Not sure if I’d add them to my strawberry and peach fruit salad.As they are available all the year round (locally grown during the summer and imported during the winter) it makes good sense to know how to cook them and there is no easier option than to bake courgettes in the oven.Unfortunately courgettes are quite…
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    Chef Masterclasses

  • Cannoli alla Siciliana

    Chef Masterclasses
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    SHELLS 300g flour 10g caster sugar 125ml marsala Pinch salt Combine and add a touch of water if required. Knead together and let rest. After about ½ hour roll out in pasta machine (a couple of millimetres thick) and cut into 5cm x 5cm squares roll around an aluminium tube and deep fry until golden @ 180 degrees. FILLING 500g ricotta 250g icing sugar 100g mixed candied peel (orange ok) 100g chopped dark chocolate, fine 1 teaspoon vanilla syrup 1 pinch cinnamon Mix together the ricotta, icing sugar, peel, vanilla and cinnamon. Fold the chocolate gently so not to make the ricotta dark. a little…
  • Shellfish Paella with Fregola

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Fregola replaces rice in this Sardinian paella, the chewy, dot-shaped semolina pasta comes from the western part of Sardinia, near Oristano, where more than four centuries of Spanish occupation left Catalan influences that are still prominent today. In another change from the traditional Spanish recipe, this version is made with oniy seafood (no chorizo). Vermentino, Sardinia’s most widely known native white, has a zesty citrus character that makes it a perfect counterpoint to the shellfish. However, it can be difficult to find. Two terrific, easy to find alternatives  are the light,…
  • Steamed Mussels in White Wine

    Chef Masterclasses
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    This is Leanne De Bortoli’s Mussels in white wine, and it’s presented by Chef Adam Mead from Locale, in the Yarra Valley. A beautiful dish that’s perfect to share with a loaf of crusty bread to mop up the juices. Ingredients 1 1/2 kg mussels 1 tbsp oil 1 medium onion. chopped 1-2 cloves garlic, sliced 4 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped (or use a tin of drained, chopped tomatoes) 1 cup dry white wine, such as De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp fresh basil, roughly torn crusty bread METHOD Soak mussels in cold water for 30 minutes. Scrub…
  • How to Prepare Mussels

    Chef Masterclasses
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:16 am
    Adam Mead from De Bortoli gives us some great tips on preparing mussels, how to clean them, de-beard and more.
  • Handcut Spaghetti

    Chef Masterclasses
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    Joseph Vargetto showed us how to make this amazing pasta to go with his Sicilian Meatballs. For the full recipe, click here. Video thumbnail – Carl Milner via Flickr
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