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  • Beer Can Chicken

    Kitchen Konfidence
    Brandon Matzek
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    I’m not a big sports fan, but I sure do love game day/tailgating eats. Like this Beer Can Chicken.  Kosher salt, brown sugar, paprika, cayenne and black pepper get rubbed on first.  Then, the chicken takes a seat on a can filled with light beer, onion, garlic, lemon zest and thyme.  Cooked upright on the grill, this brazen bird gets infused with flavor from the inside out.  I like to serve simply with  lemon wedges.  And beer of course If you’d like to take this recipe on the go (to your next tailgating party), prep everything in advance for easy game day execution.  The…
  • Fresh Salmon Cakes – Uncanny

    Food Wishes Video Recipes
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Salmon cakes are one of my go-to, emergency meals. We keep a few cans of salmon in the pantry, and when faced with that dreaded “there’s nothing in the house to eat” situation, we pop one open, and are soon enjoying a batch of these easy, affordable, and pretty delicious patties. That’s the typical scenario, but every once in a while I like to use fresh salmon. Salmon is one of those products, like chicken, that’s very easy to get into a rut with. People generally find a few recipes that work for them, and just stay with those, but this fairly simple preparation should be easy to…
  • It's Friday....and some bits & things for the weekend!

    80 Breakfasts
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    It's Friday and I'm down with horrid bug.  It's been going around these parts, first with the little girl, then with the little boy, and then finally with mama...where it has settled with some vengeance in the form of achy bones and a really painful throat.  Not much of a Friday night for certain but I'm burrowing down with my family and that, above all, gives me great comfort.Between managing the sickies and work there hasn't been much time for puttering in the kitchen.  As such, I thought I'd share as some of the delicious food (and drink!) I have been enjoying in and around…
  • Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Cookie Madness
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I bought a box of Bisquick a few months ago so I that I could make some Impossible Pies.  I’d planned on making the taco kind, which is one of the first things I learned to make as a kid, but I never got around to it and ended up just making an Impossible Cheesecake. […]
  • Green Juice

    101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Everyone should have a green juice recipe in their repertoire, and this one is a ringer. Its heart and soul is straight green, not at all sweet, with a good amount of lemon-lime tang, and invigorating ginger lift. Like many green juices, it makes you sing from the inside, and is reason enough to invest in a juicer, or dust one off. When I traveled to Paris last year, I spent a beautiful first day and night there, then came down with a (particularly miserable) cold - throat on fire, raspy cough. Being sick away from home is hard, begin sick in a city like Paris, when you're there for just a…
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Green Juice

    Heidi Swanson
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Everyone should have a green juice recipe in their repertoire, and this one is a ringer. Its heart and soul is straight green, not at all sweet, with a good amount of lemon-lime tang, and invigorating ginger lift. Like many green juices, it makes you sing from the inside, and is reason enough to invest in a juicer, or dust one off. When I traveled to Paris last year, I spent a beautiful first day and night there, then came down with a (particularly miserable) cold - throat on fire, raspy cough. Being sick away from home is hard, begin sick in a city like Paris, when you're there for just a…
  • Momo Dumplings

    Heidi Swanson
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    I'm in France right now, for a relatively quick trip. Or, another way to think of it, a quick trip flanked by two long flights. I took it as an opportunity to up my dumpling game, making and freezing an assortment of them in the weeks leading up to my trip. It made it easy to leave some for Wayne to enjoy while I was gone, and to pack a box, bento-style, for my flight. Dumplings at 30,000 feet are a treat, and worth the effort - filling, nutritious, plane-friendly finger food. Here's the wildcard. This time I made my own dumpling wrappers. It's only about half as crazy as it sounds. In…
  • A Good Shredded Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:53 pm
    One of the things I love about having a work studio is our location. It means most days, at one point or another, I find myself standing in the middle of San Francisco's Chinatown. It's a neighborhood in transition spanning a handful of steeply sloping blocks east to west, from the dragon gate at Bush Street north to Broadway. There's a new subway stop scheduled to open in the coming years, and a good number of cranes reaching skyward to facilitate the construction of new buildings. My hope was that we'd have a Chinatown dispatch ready to follow our summer one, but here it is, summer gone,…
  • 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…
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    A Year of Slow Cooking

  • Weekly Slow Cooker Meal Plans

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    I did it! This summer I worked on creating 14 individual meal plans with a complete coordinating grocery list, and I'm happy to be able to offer them on my new Meal Plan Page.Each Meal Plan has 5 recipes and the packets have been selected to reflect the wide variety of slow cooker meals that I have available in my cookbooks and on the A Year of Slow Cooking website. I decided to offer 5 recipes, because it's the busy work week that really needs meal plan help, and since slow cooking lends itself to leftovers, I think you'll find that the meals can easily be stretched to last longer than…
  • 10 Slow Cooker Clean out the Pantry Meals

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Sometimes the very best meals are the ones thrown together at the very last minute. I love slow cooking because it allows me to play in the kitchen. I love opening the fridge and dumping last night's vegetables into the cooker with some spices and seasoning to make an entirely new dinner.Less is More.I encourage you to "cook for free" with what you've already got in your fridge, freezer, pantry, and spice cabinet. Hopefully these recipes will inspire you to use your slow cooker like an Easy Bake Oven for grownups --- cooking should be fun and easy, and there is truly no easier way to cook…
  • Introducing the "Flat Slow Cooker"

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:07 am
    You've heard of Flat Stanley, but how about "Flat Slow Cooker"? Not everybody travels with their slow cooker, but this way you can! DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN "FLAT SLOW COOKER" HERETake pictures of yourself traveling with either your slow cooker, or your "Flat Slow Cooker" and email them to me at steph @ to add to the facebook album!Have a wonderful summer!!stay safe, and remember to wear sunscreen!--stephcamping with your slow cookerslow cooking during the summer monthsa slow cooker meal planslow cooker freezer mealsnever miss a recipe! sign up to receive the newsletter(s) to…
  • How to Make Perfect Fudge in the Slow Cooker

    6 Jun 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I started reading about Intermittent Fasting this week which naturally got me to find a way to make fudge.I know. I don't understand me, either.Don't wait until the Holiday season to make fudge again. This is SO easy a four-year-old could do it (unless her mom shoos her out of the kitchen so nobody knows how much fudge got eaten in the name of Quality Control).The Ingredientsserves 10-20 (or Adam and Me on date night)3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 tablespoon salted buttercooking spray to spray down the…
  • Have a Recipe of Your Very Own Featured in Zynga's FarmVille 2!

    3 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Farmville is a super popular game on Facebook that was developed by Zynga and has been played by more than 400 million people.Holy smokes, that's an awful lot of people.Zynga has partnered up with BlogHer and in honor of the new release of Farmville 2 they are creating a Farm to the Table cookbook featuring recipes that will be available for download on your phone, tablet or computer. and that's super cool!The premise of FarmVille 2 is that when you are growing and shopping for your food, you can then use the food that is in your shopping basket to create one of the in-game…
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    80 Breakfasts

  • The Wagyu Bacon Giveaway...We Have a Winner!!

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    How is everyone doing this wet and windy Friday?  Another typhoon has hit our shores and, as I've seen report after report on the news, floods abound and power is already down in some areas.  Now is the time to stay home and hunker down with your family...or with a good book and a bowl of something extra yummy.  Others are not so lucky, so do check out relief operations nearby.  I know San Antonio Parish in Makati has already started accepting donations -- just look for this hashtag on twitter:#SanAntonioReliefOpsOn other news, rain or shine, I promised one of you some…
  • It's Friday....and some bits & things for the weekend!

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    It's Friday and I'm down with horrid bug.  It's been going around these parts, first with the little girl, then with the little boy, and then finally with mama...where it has settled with some vengeance in the form of achy bones and a really painful throat.  Not much of a Friday night for certain but I'm burrowing down with my family and that, above all, gives me great comfort.Between managing the sickies and work there hasn't been much time for puttering in the kitchen.  As such, I thought I'd share as some of the delicious food (and drink!) I have been enjoying in and around…
  • Breakfast #72: Wagyu Bacon & Eggs, Indulgence, and A Giveaway!

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I left you last week while I was bemoaning my sorry state of having been reduced to wearing all flats…my heels gathering dust as they no longer fit my post-pregnancy feet (not to mention my post-pregnancy lifestyle).  What is a girl to do?  Do I resign myself to the fact that tottering around, 3-5 inches off the ground, my less-than-perfect legs feeling like a million bucks, is no longer in the cards for me?  Do I accept the fact that I can no longer say “fashion before comfort” with as much youthfully brash confidence as I did before I had children?  Do I start…
  • 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…
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    Cooking the Books with Kelly-Jane

  • Future Postings

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Hello Readers,I have been very short on time for a good while now, hence the real lack of blog postings. Still it's the cookbook season once more, and I still buy books and cook from them, so if you are interested in my more recent makes and bakes, I'm going to post pictures and book information on my blogs Facebook page.Thank you for your support. :)Best wishes,KJ x
  • Sophie Conran Boards Product Review

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    I was approached recently to see if I fancied working with the Sophie Conran website by doing a product review. I said yes (it was a no-brainer!) as I’ve been a fan for a long time of Sophie’s Portmeirion range of dishes, plates, mugs and glass ware. Indeed I know some of my readers have spotted the distinctive white beauty of them before on le blog. Anyhow, Sophie Conran has recently branched out into a few different areas, and one of the newest ranges she has designed is her wood boards by T&G Woodware, made from natural beech wood, harvested and manufactured in Europe. There…
  • Sally's Baking Addiction Cook Book - Review

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Sally's Baking Addiction Irresistable Cookies, Cupcakes & Deserts for your Sweet Tooth Fix by Sally McKenney. Published in 2014 by Race Point Publishing. I collect cookbooks, but it would be fair to say I’m obsessed by baking books, I can’t get enough. I don’t think a baking book is a waste if I never use it, I’m happy to read them too. This one however, most definitely falls into the category of ‘a book to bake from’ too. Do note that as this book hails from the U.S. the measurements are in American cups, though often, helpfully, grams are given too for things like flour and…
  • Sally's Soft Gingersnap Molasses Cookies

    1 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Here is a little bonus before the proper Sally's Baking Addiction Cook Book review in a few days. A recipe from her fabulous website.  I printed off this one (and three more while I was looking!). My friend Jodie of Jo Blogs, Jo Bakes ( )  pointed me in the direction of these, a couple of days ago, and loving ginger as I do they had to be made!  Here is the link for Sally's recipe.
  • Fay Makes it Easy - Review

    29 Mar 2014 | 4:55 am
    Well, I’d been anticipating this one, her third cook book. Fay Makes it Easy - 100 Delicious Recipes to Impress with No Stress by Fay Ripley published by Harper Collins in 2013. Perhaps I should look back before going forward, I enjoyed her first book, then her second one more, which to be fair probably puts Fay (or any other book author of any type) under some pressure to live up to expectations. ”And does it?” I hear you ask. Yes, I think it does!I look to Fay for family suppers, you know inspiration for weeknight teas, that don’t take too long to make, but still deliver on taste…
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    Cookie Madness

  • Magnolia Pie

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Also known as Buttermilk Pie, Magnolia Pie is a dessert I re-discovered last Thanksgiving when my sister-in-law served one she’d bought from a lady in Llano. I don’t know the lady’s name or what recipe she used, but my family was crazy for that pie. I vowed to make it one day, but forgot about […]
  • Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I bought a box of Bisquick a few months ago so I that I could make some Impossible Pies.  I’d planned on making the taco kind, which is one of the first things I learned to make as a kid, but I never got around to it and ended up just making an Impossible Cheesecake. […]
  • Layered Chocolate Dessert

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    In our family this dessert goes by the name “Layered Chocolate Dessert”. It’s descriptive, but not very exciting, so I had to laugh a little when I saw that it had resurfaced on Pinterest as “Chocolate Lasagna”. Way to get attention! I like it. And wouldn’t it be fun to serve it on lasagna night […]
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The tomatoes are coming in fast and furiously, from our garden and from the gardens of friends. We have big ones and little ones, red ones and yellow ones. We're eating them on salads, in sandwiches and many other dishes, but it's hard to keep up.  Yesterday, I slow-roasted a small tray of tomatoes of various sizes and varieties and knew I could do something with them for dinner that night.If you've never slow-roasted tomatoes, cut them in half horizontally if round, lengthwise if the long paste type.  Cover your rimmed baking sheet with foil and then with baking parchment.

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    More kale!  These days I'm constantly looking for great ways to use the ever-abundant kale supply coming out of our garden. Today I give you my version of an old Martha Stewart recipe (from 2009), to which I made a few changes.  1.) I lowered the oil content from 1/2 cup to 2 tablespoons (and I used olive oil); 2.) I used julienned carrots instead of "coins"; and 3.) I "massaged" the kale-- which is just rubbing the sliced raw kale for a very few minutes to break down some of the connective tissue of the kale leaves so that it is softer. I really liked the idea of the peanut…

    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…
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    Simply Recipes

  • Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    One of my favorite recipes from childhood is one for stuffed bell peppers. (We love them so much both my mom and dad have their own versions!) I’ve been experimenting with a quinoa stuffed version and have settled on this one as a great meatless approach to stuffed peppers.  Continue reading "Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers" »
  • Classic Baked Chicken

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    If there is one recipe that every home cook should know, it’s this baked chicken recipe. All you need is chicken, olive oil, salt, and pepper (and maybe some stock or white wine for gravy). Continue reading "Classic Baked Chicken" »
  • Apple Pie

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    When the nights start getting cooler after a long hot summer, and the leaves show glimpses of turning color, that’s when apple season starts around here. We grow Granny Smith, Gravenstein, Pink Lady, and Fuji apples, all great for making apple pie! Continue reading "Apple Pie" »
  • Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    September is a great time of year for fresh green beans here in Sacramento. I was too busy to plant them this year, but have been finding beauties at our local market. Usually we just boil them until tender, place a dab of butter on them, sprinkle with salt and pepper and call it a day. Here’s a quick and easy way to take them up a notch, Continue reading "Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans" »
  • Chicken Parmesan

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Oh how we love chicken parmesan—chicken cutlets, breaded and fried, smothered with tomato sauce, covered with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, and baked until the cheese is bubbly and melts into every nook and cranny. Like its sister recipe, my mother’s parmesan chicken (chicken nuggets dipped in melted butter, breaded and baked), this dish is pure comfort food. Continue reading "Chicken Parmesan" »
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • Grilled Zucchini Low-Carb Lasagna with Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Grilled Zucchin Slices made into Lasagna for a low-carb and gluten-free treat!(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites.  Phase One Recipes are also Low-Carb and Gluten-Free.  I love this method of making lasagna with thick slices of barely-grilled zucchini replacing the noodles, and this is a favorite zucchini dish I look forward to every fall.  This post was updated with better photos and instructions in September 2014.) This recipe is for vegetable gardeners in the northern hemisphere who might be wondering how to use those…
  • Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Southwestern Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Poblanos (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Delicious Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Southwestern Flavors! It's been more than four years since I first tried Cauliflower Rice, but I'm barely starting to explore the possibilities with this idea of substituting low-carb grated cauliflower for rice.  (So many recipes; so little time!)  I'm a huge cauliflower fan so I love the cauliflower rice on its own.  But I know some people don't love cauliflower like I do; however even for people who aren't big of fans of caulflower I think many of you might enjoy these Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Southwestern Stuffed Peppers with…
  • September Means Stuffed Zucchini, and Things I'm Thinking About on Tuesday (9-16-2014)

    Kalyn Denny
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Low-Carb Meat, Tomato and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups are perfect for September!In mid-September gardens are still flourishing in most parts of North America, but you may be thinking it's time use those garden veggies in fall-focused dishes.  This is the time of year when stuffed zucchini seems like a perfect choice, don't you agree?  There are as many recipes for stuffed zucchini as there are gardeners who grow zucchini, but the Low-Carb Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups shown above have been one of my favorites since September 2009 when I first posted the…
  • Garbanzo and Tuna Salad Recipe with Parsley and Red Pepper

    Kalyn Denny
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    For all the parsley fans, this is a perfect No-Heat Lunch salad!(Updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, September 2014.)  All summer I've been making old favorites from the blog and re-shooting the photos to show off the recipes a little better, and now fall is coming and I want to share those updated favorites like this Garbanzo and Tuna Salad with Parsley and Red Pepper while fresh garden herbs and veggies are still available.  So this week I'm going to have to give the Meatless Monday people a raincheck, but you can always click that link and scroll through all…
  • Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)

    Kalyn Denny
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Baked green tomatoes, coated with seasoned almond flour and served with a spicy Sriracha-Ranch sauce!(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites.  Phase One Recipes are also Low-Carb and Gluten-Free.  These amazing Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes are seriously delicious, but almond flour is calorie-dense, so use portion control if you're eating this for phase one!)This is the time of year when people with vegetable gardens have a lot of green tomatoes on the vines, and some of those tomatoes are never going to get ripe. And if you…
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    Vegetarian Recipes | Simply Recipes

  • Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    One of my favorite recipes from childhood is one for stuffed bell peppers. (We love them so much both my mom and dad have their own versions!) I’ve been experimenting with a quinoa stuffed version and have settled on this one as a great meatless approach to stuffed peppers.  Continue reading "Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers" »
  • Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    September is a great time of year for fresh green beans here in Sacramento. I was too busy to plant them this year, but have been finding beauties at our local market. Usually we just boil them until tender, place a dab of butter on them, sprinkle with salt and pepper and call it a day. Here’s a quick and easy way to take them up a notch, Continue reading "Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans" »
  • Arizona Cheese Crisp

    6 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    I’ve been going through the Simply Recipes archives lately, updating recipes that seem a bit neglected and in need of a little love. Here’s one of my favorites from my mother—what she calls a “Sonoran Quesadilla,” known in Tucson, Arizona where they’re from as “cheese crisps”. Unlike our usual stove-top quesadilla made with corn or flour tortillas and jack cheese, Continue reading "Arizona Cheese Crisp" »
  • 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" »
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    smitten kitchen

  • cucumber lemonade

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    I began this summer by expressing, in no uncertain terms, just how terrible New York City summers really are — sticky airlessness occasionally broken up by eerily refreshing droplets of cool water on your head that turn out to be filthy window a/c run-off, and you know, given that NYC lets people with absolutely no relevant skills install their own window a/c units, you might not want to walk underneath them at all, is all I’m saying. Right, I’ve digressed again. I think I hoped that if I aired my grievances about summer early and unflinchingly, I could get through the…
  • cauliflower slaw

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    Given my druthers, a word I’ve been looking for an excuse to type in a sentence for at least eight years, I would never choose a salad with lettuce in it over one that’s mostly shaved or shredded raw vegetables. I mean, lettuce — the dewy, freshly-plucked-from-the-earth stuff that spends a couple months a year gracing local farmer’s markets — can be absolutely delicious, but nine times out of ten, the same word is used to refer to that packaged stuff that doesn’t taste like a whole lot. And can we talk for just a second about that prematurely rotten red…
  • herbed tomato and roasted garlic tart

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    I had a friend in town this week and just when we were at the point in the conversation when we’d usually pick a place to meet for lunch, something terrible happened. Caught up in a moment where I forgot that I am me and not, say, Ina Garten, I suggested he come over and I’d make lunch for us instead. I realized I’d lost my ever-loving mind. Sure, I’d like to be the kind of person who makes “just lunch, nothing fancy!” for friends on a whim but I am not. I don’t really do “whim” cooking, as a website with nearly 918 intricately detailed…
  • chocolate and toasted hazelnut milk

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Like most people with at least a passing interest in foods made from recognizable ingredients, I’ve heard a lot about almond milk in the last decade. But my love of all things milk, cream, crème fraîche, sour cream, double-cream, triple-creme, dulce de leche, sweetened condensed milk and milk fudge (you know, just to get started) was such that I had little interest in making it a regular part of my life. Plus, there was so much that I didn’t understand. First, most recipes call for raw almonds. Have you ever tasted a raw almond before? They taste, to me, terrible, like…
  • corn, cheddar and scallion strata

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I have a lot of feelings about lunch boxes, none of them especially genial. But as this teeny tiny person that I only just recently brought home from the hospital, barely able to utter a “beh” and now able to fill a 2-hour car ride back from a beach house with all the words every uttered (hm, wonder where he gets it) begins kindergarten this week, and will do so with a lunchbox in hand, I’ve realized that the only way to move forward with my grouchy feelings about lunch boxes is to air them here, in this town’s square, and then move on. And so here goes: I, Deb…
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    Low Carb Recipes | Simply Recipes

  • Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    One of my favorite recipes from childhood is one for stuffed bell peppers. (We love them so much both my mom and dad have their own versions!) I’ve been experimenting with a quinoa stuffed version and have settled on this one as a great meatless approach to stuffed peppers.  Continue reading "Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers" »
  • Classic Baked Chicken

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    If there is one recipe that every home cook should know, it’s this baked chicken recipe. All you need is chicken, olive oil, salt, and pepper (and maybe some stock or white wine for gravy). Continue reading "Classic Baked Chicken" »
  • Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Here is a family favorite for a weeknight dinner—chicken thighs, floured and browned and then baked, served with a creamy mushroom sauce. You can serve it with rice, or if you put it over egg noodles, you have something resembling a chicken stroganoff. Continue reading "Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce" »
  • Easy Poached Eggs

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Poaching eggs couldn’t be easier. It’s also a great low-calorie way to prepare eggs—you don’t need to use added fat to cook them, as you would with scrambled or fried eggs. Not only do eggs prepared this way make a great breakfast all on their own (with a little salt and pepper and maybe some toast), you can also use them to top a French salad Lyonnaise, bathe them in luxurious Hollandaise sauce in an Eggs Benedict, or go super healthy and serve them over sautéed greens. Continue reading "Easy Poached Eggs" »
  • 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" »
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  • Gluten Free, Casein Free Copycat IHOP Pancakes

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Oh, how we miss "the real deal," and how expensive the store-bought GFCF pancake mixes are! If you're not casein- or dairy-intolerant, you can use 3 cups buttermilk in place of the rice milk/vinegar combination for more authentic flavor and texture. -- posted by IrishEyes.NYC
  • Grain-Free Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    from Against All Grain -- posted by gracerowe
  • Honeyed Cranberries

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    From Taste of Home Magazine (one of my favorites) describes this as nature's own Sweet Tarts and suggests adding to your bowl of oatmeal - Yum had to guess at serving size as I suppose it depends on how many you use -- posted by Bonnie G #2
  • Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Against All Grain -- posted by gracerowe
  • Salted Caramel Apple Cups

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The delicious combination of caramel and apple all baked up in a little cup of goodness. Source: -- posted by Rhodes Bake-N-Serv
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Joe’s Crab Shack Blue Crab Dip

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Today’s secret recipe is for one of the most popular appetizers served at Joe’s Crab Shack.  Their blue crab dip is full of flavor and ridiculously easy to prepare.  For the best results, use fresh crab meat.  For a healthier version you can substitute low fat cream cheese. Enjoy this before dinner or serve it for friends the next time you have a party.  Once you try these, you’ll see how addictive they can be. We have many more Joe’s Crab Shack recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This 1 Deadly ‘Recipe’ Is…
  • Spago’s Pink Lady Apple, Fennel and Rhubarb Crumble with Buttermilk Sherbet

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    This weekend we went apple picking and now I have a bounty of fresh apples to make use of.  Of course you have your apple pies and crumbles, but today’s 5 star secret recipe takes it to another level.  This crumble from Spago is jam-packed with apple, fennel and rhubarb for a wonderful flavor.  Fennel in a dessert may sound odd, but its delicate anise flavor complements that sweet-tart mix of apples and rhubarb. The result is brilliant. Spago is one of Los Angeles’ most iconic restaurants.  Wolfgang Puck opened Spago in 1982 and it’s been a huge success ever since.  Spago…
  • Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    I have some delicious new recipes to make your weekend cooking nice and easy.  These dishes come together with a few simple ingredients and can be cooked in about 30 minutes.  First I have a secret recipe for a yummy chocolate caramel pecan cheesecake.  A wonderful dessert to enjoy this weekend. This recipe is only one of the decadent cheesecake recipes featured in the “Cheesecake Lovers Cookbook“.  This cookbook contains a wonderful collection of rich and delicious cheesecake recipes. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this entire cookbook with their membership.  If…
  • Panda Express Chow Mein

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Today’s secret recipe will show you how to prepare Panda Express’ chow mein.  Chow mein is a popular Chinese dish of stir-fried noodles with shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, celery and a flavorful sauce. This recipe can be whipped up in a few minutes and tastes just as good as at the restaurant.  You can serve this dish as a side dish, or make it into an entree by adding some shrimp, diced pork or chicken. We have many more Panda Express recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Weird Asian Spice Clinically Shown To Help Reverse…
  • Huckleberry’s Roasted Carrots with Avocado

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe is for a delicious side dish from Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe in Santa Monica, California.  Everything served at Huckleberry is made on site using the best quality ingredients.  The menu changes with the seasons and fans line up to sample the sweets and treats dished out by Huckleberry’s chef. At Huckleberry’s they serve an amazing side dish of roasted carrots with avocado.  Colorful, bright and refreshing.  They taste more like French fries, even though they are just roasted carrots.  This is a great side dish that can be made ahead of time. If…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • Pickled Red Onions

    Thomas Grossmann
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    These pickled red onions can be made quickly and taste great on wraps and sandwiches. 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 red onion, thinly sliced Whisk first 3 ingredients and 1 cup water in a small bowl until sugar and salt dissolve. Place onion in a container; pour vinegar mixture over. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Related Posts:Spicy ColeslawGerman Potato SaladHoisin SauceChicken Fajita SkilletHot & Spicy Green Bean, Pepper & Mushroom Saute
  • Citrus Honey-Soy Glazed Chicken

    Thomas Grossmann
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    4 chicken breasts 1/4 cup honey 1/3 cup light soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped juice of 1 lime In a bowl, mix together honey, soy sauce, pepper, garlic, ginger and lime juice. Place chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag with marinade. Set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to marinate. On a heated grill or broiler, cook chicken breasts until done. Serves 4 Related Posts:Chipotle-Glazed Roast ChickenHoney Glazed ChickenChicken Avocado Salad with Sriracha DrizzleBarbecue Broiled Chicken BreastsChicken Thighs…
  • Sausage & Squash Risotto

    Thomas Grossmann
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    11 oz. Arborio rice 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 oz. butter 2 oz. extra virgin olive oil 1/2 lb. ground sausage meat (or 3-4 sausage links, casing removed) 1/2 cup white wine 1 medium yellow squash, diced salt & black pepper, to taste 1 quart chicken stock 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated chopped parsley, for garnish Saute the sausage meat in a pan until cooked through, set aside. In another large saute pan, saute the onion in butter and oil until transparent. Add the rice, stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes then add the wine and diced squash. Let the wine evaporate and then…
  • Spicy Corn & Zucchini

    Thomas Grossmann
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    2 ears corn, kernels cut off 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 tablespoon butter 1/8 teaspoon Ancho chile powder dash cayenne pepper dash smoked paprika salt and black pepper, to taste In a saute pan over medium-low heat add the butter.  Then add the corn and zucchini and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the seasoning and cook another 2-3 minutes then serve. Serves 2-3 Related Posts:Spicy Southwest CornRed Pepper, Onion and Zucchini FrittataHearty Vegetable SoupBeef Tacos !Simple Spicy Pasta
  • 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…
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Remoulade Sauce 2.0

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    I believe there’s a very old remoulade video floating around the channel somewhere, but after making some to go with our salmon cakes, I figured it was high time to share an updated version. Better known as tartar sauce, this easy and adaptable condiment isn't just for fish sticks anymore. As I mentioned in the video, it was originally invented to go alongside meat, so it comes as no surprise that it’s excellent on everything from grilled pork chops to double cheeseburgers. And when it comes to sandwiches, as long as you have some of this sitting around (should last at least a week), no…
  • Fresh Salmon Cakes – Uncanny

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Salmon cakes are one of my go-to, emergency meals. We keep a few cans of salmon in the pantry, and when faced with that dreaded “there’s nothing in the house to eat” situation, we pop one open, and are soon enjoying a batch of these easy, affordable, and pretty delicious patties. That’s the typical scenario, but every once in a while I like to use fresh salmon. Salmon is one of those products, like chicken, that’s very easy to get into a rut with. People generally find a few recipes that work for them, and just stay with those, but this fairly simple preparation should be easy to…
  • Video 1,000! Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:57 pm
    As I joke in the video, this little Q & A should serve as irrefutable proof that I’ve made the right decision to stay off camera. Talking while being filmed isn’t that hard; it’s the part about making sense that’s the real challenge. And if you’re thinking I took the easy way out here, just sitting around, talking to the camera, think again. These things are like a hundred times harder than a regular recipe video, so you’ll have to pardon all the questionable editing techniques. Despite the challenges, I really did enjoy finally getting to solve some of these mysteries for…
  • Next Up: Video 1,000!

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    It wasn't for a lack of great ideas, but I'm here to confess, I wasn't able to decide on which recipe to film for the big milestone. It was just too much pressure. So, instead I'm going to finally answer the most commonly asked questions I've received over the last seven years. Do you have a restaurant? Why no written recipes? What's with the cayenne? I'll also make a rare appearance on camera, which will help answer the one about "why don't you appear on camera?" Stay tuned!
  • Fried Peach & Pancetta Pizza – A Savory Twist on a Childhood Sweet

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Growing up, I always loved when my family made pizza from scratch, but what I loved even more was what came after the meal. Any extra dough and scraps were rolled out, left to rise, fried, and sprinkled with sugar to create a simple, but delicious donut-like treat. Here we’re doing a savory twist; using the technique to make a pizza featuring ricotta, pancetta and peaches. Obviously, you can use any and all classic pizza toppings, but this particular combo comes highly recommended.Besides a fun change of pace, this method is great for making a bunch of crusts ahead of time, and then…
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    Savory Sweet Life - Easy Recipes from an Everyday Home Cook

  • Ginger Apple Cream Scones

    Alice Currah
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Waking up on the weekends is always a struggle between wanting to sleep in and my body waking up on its own sleep cycle.  Yesterday I lay in bed motionless with eyes closed hoping if I waited long enough I would fall back into a deep slumber. Ten minutes go by… then twenty.  With every […]
  • Autumn Carrot Basil Soup

    Alice Currah
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I’m in day 3 of the kids back at school and it is amazing how much more I can get done when I have hours of time to be creative in silence and just cook the way I want to without someone asking me to do anything for them or take them somewhere. Up until […]
  • Summer Tomato Basil Salad

    Alice Currah
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    I love this time of year when the last of the summer tomatoes hang on their vines. Where there were many only a few remain.  Easily picked with very little resistance, these tomatoes are perfectly ripe, beautiful in color, and naturally sweet from long days of being left uninterrupted basking in the warmth of the […]
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  • Turkey Picadillo Stuffed Sweet Plantains

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    These sweet plantains are baked in the oven and then stuffed with a savory turkey picadillo filling and topped with cheese – pretty hard to resist! Similar to a Puerto Rican Pastelón which is really more of a plantain lasagna, instead these are made as individual boats which are easy to make, filling and perfect as a main dish.If you're not very familiar with plantains, they are similar to bananas only they need to be cooked. Green plantains are usually meant for salty chips or tostones, but when the plantains are very ripe, almost black, that's when they are at their sweetest!
  • Applesauce Nut Bread

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Moist cinnamon apple bread made with homemade applesauce, small chunks of fresh apples and walnuts in every bite. It's so moist and delicious, you won't believe it's low fat!I'm going apple picking tomorrow upstate New York and I am totally planning on making my crock pot applesauce and this awesome applesauce bread so I thought I would revive this from the archives for anyone else out there who might also be apple picking. The scent of cinnamon and apples baking in the oven all morning makes my kitchen smell like Fall.You can also make this with store bought apple sauce, but…
  • Skinny Garlic Parmesan Fries

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    These delicious fries are baked in the oven with garlic, a little olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper, then sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan and parsley – to die for!Inspired by a night out with friends, my girlfriend ordered something very similar although fully fried and I couldn't stop eating them – I knew I had to make them at home!Yesterday I set out to see if I can recreate them, and luckily I had a houseful of people who helped me taste test them. BIG HIT with everyone in my house!! You don't miss the fact that they are not fried at all, and the garlic smells…
  • The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Get a 19-Page Bonus Pack, a 4-Week Dinner Plan Plus 3 New Bonus Recipes with Pre-Order

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    It's hard to believe in only a few weeks The Skinnytaste Cookbook will be hitting the bookstores – I'm beyond excited!! And have I mentioned how grateful I am for all your support?Well this week, as an added bonus (and a thank you to all of you who have already pre-ordered the book!), if you pre-order The Skinnytaste Cookbook BEFORE September 30th, I will send you a FREE 19-page bonus pack with a 4-week dinner plan, a weekly shopping list, an early look at a few of the recipes from the book plus 3 new exclusive recipes that do not live on or in the cookbook:Slow Cooker…
  • 50 Light and Healthy Soup Recipes

    7 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Here's a great roundup of 50 easy, healthy, low-calorie soup recipes made with real food!Fall is fast approaching and you know what that means...we're looking for more comforting food to make for our family.  And what's more comforting than a bowl of soup? Here's a roundup of some of my most popular soup recipes, most of them are freezer friendly and make great leftovers! Enjoy!Crock Pot Minestrone Soup– the BEST Minestrone soup recipe you'll ever tryTurkey Meatball Spinach Tortellini Soup is an easy, kid-friendly soup and a great way to warm up on a cold winter night. One…
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • A giveaway from the Women Food Entrepreneurs

    Erika Kerekes
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    When I started Not Ketchup at the beginning of this year, I never imagined I would find so many creative, generous people willing to help me on my entrepreneurial journey. I've been lucky to fall in with a group of other women building natural food businesses. We call ourselves the Women Food Entrepreneurs and we "meet" in a private group on Facebook. Over the past few months we've shared
  • 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
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    Lite Bite

  • Recipes | Healthy Wholegrain and Lentil Crepes with quick Spreads – Memories which root us in a time and place

    sanjeeta kk
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Growing up, we used to visit our granny every holiday. Reaching late at her house and being treated with warm and comforting Bajra khichda (millet porridge) was the best part of our trip. She would welcome us with a sweet smile and rush to her kitchen to cook a quick meal. The wooden hearth would be hurriedly filled with charcoal to light the fire. She would then open the large round aluminum box placed neatly on wooden shelf and take out handful of wholegrain and lentil grits from it. The spice-mixed grits were added to the earthen pot of boiling water on the hearth. In between her cooking,…
  • Recipe | Healthy Papdi Chaat Tarts- It’s all about sharing my love for food

    sanjeeta kk
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    “What keeps me motivated is not the food itself but all the bonds and memories the food represents.” M. Chiarello I was slightly disturbed reading a message from a reader last evening which read like this “I love your recipes, but please include step-wise pictures of the recipes and increase the frequency of your blogposts.” To which my reply was, “I am glad that you like the recipes here. But please understand that Lite Bite is not just a recipe blog, it’s my personal diary where I also love to share my experiences and stories behind the food I present. There are millions of…
  • 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…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Baked Breakfast Taquitos

    Lauren Keating
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    It’s not much of a secret around here that I’m pretty obsessed with baked taquitos. Over the past few years I’ve made a few versions, filled with everything from buffalo chicken to farm-fresh veggies. I’ve been meaning to make a breakfast version for a while, but I never got around to it – until now. It seems like out of nowhere the mornings are cold again, and I’ve found myself looking for a warm breakfast instead of my usual smoothie. Combine that with the fact that September is National Breakfast Month and, well, how I could I not make breakfast taquitos?
  • Creamy Apple Cider Slush {Dairy Free}

    Lauren Keating
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Creamy Apple Cider Slush? Apple Cider Smoothie? I honestly don’t know what to call this recipe – and I’ve done way more research on what makes each type of frozen drink unique than any person should. Whatever you call it, these rich, creamy frozen apple drinks are downright delicious. I give in. As much as I want summer to last for forever, I just can’t resist the flavors of fall any longer. This recipe for creamy apple cider slush/apple cider smoothie is perfect for September’s in between-y kind of weather. I’m sure you know the kind of weather I’m…
  • Island Jerk Pork + Slow Cooker Giveaway

    Lauren Keating
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    There are big things happening in this post – from an awesome recipe for Island Jerk Pork to a brand new cookbook aimed at helping end hunger in America to a giveaway for a Hamilton Beach slow cooker! This summer, I’ve gotten really good at keeping secrets. I’ve been working on a few really exciting projects, including a whole new look for Healthy Delicious. I can’t wait to share it all with you! For now though, I can at least share one of the projects I’ve been working on for the past few months – 30 food blogger, including myself, wrote a book! An honest to…
  • Coffee-Hazelnut Spritz Cookies

    Lauren Keating
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Last winter, I got a few requests for spritz cookie recipes. I had to be honest – I hadn’t made spritz cookies since I was a kid. I didn’t remember them being particularly good and I did remember them bing kind of a pain in the butt and making a huge mess. The spritz gun always got clogged and the shapes never seemed to come out quite right. Apparently they’ve come a long way since the ’80s though – these spritz cookies were a breeze to make. With the addition of hazelnut meal and instant espresso, they’re also incredibly delicious. I couldn’t stop…
  • Shrimp with Peach Salsa Over Creamy Polenta

    Lauren Keating
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    It seems like the second the clock struck midnight on August 31, with internet exploded with pumpkin recipes. I’m just as excited about fall flavors as everyone else, but I’m still not quite ready to let go of summer. There’s still so much fresh produce to enjoy! Right now peaches, tomatoes, and corn are all in their prime. I combined all three into a fantastic salsa thats just as good with chips as it is spooned over soft polenta. This meal looks incredible elegant – especially when you use big shrimp – but it’s super simple to make. All you need is one skillet,…
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • 9 Greek Bread Recipes

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    There are several types of bread traditionally made in Greece - some of them at particular times of the year. We've put together a list of 9 breads for you. Just click on the links to go to the recipes.Cheese Bread (Tiropsomo) A lovely bread with Greek feta cheese. It's a wonderful accompaniment for any dish, but especially for Greek Bean Soup (Fasolada) along with olives.  Christmas Bread (Christopsomo) This is a traditional bread eaten at Christmas and right up to New Year. The name Christopsomo means Christ's Bread.  LaganaA bread traditionally eaten on Clean Monday at…
  • Greek Sesame Cookies

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    This recipe for sesame cookies (Koolooria me Soosami) is very simple and you'll find them really lovely to accompany your coffee or tea!Ingredients500g soft flour300g butter200g icing sugar1 egg50ml brandy/cognac2 tsp baking powder300g sesame seedsPreparationBeat the butter and icing sugar well in the mixer.Add the egg and continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes.Add the brandy and continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes.Sprinkle the baking powder over the flour and add to the mixture in the mixer.Using the kneading attachment in the mixer, beat lightly until it has become a dough.Cover the…
  • Authentic Greek Recipes - Get Our Updated Kindle Book!

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    We're happy to announce that we've just updated our Kindle Book - Authentic Greek Recipes! Lots of delicious recipes plus How to Make Your Own Filo Pastry!Click on the photo above to check it
  • 20 Delicious Greek Pies You'll Just Love!

    7 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Greeks love making pies! There are hundreds of different recipes, depending on the part of Greece and the ingredients. Most people outside Greece just know of Spinach Pie (Spanakopita) and Cheese Pie (Tiropita) but there are countless varieties of those two as well as many other different types. So we've put together a small list of 20 savoury Greek pies for you to try for yourselves - just click on the links to go to the recipes. If you want to make your own Filo pastry, then just go here. Artichoke Pie6 Cheese Pies 6 Ways to make Cheese Pie (Tiropita) Cheese Pie with…
  • 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…
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    Pots and Frills

  • South Indian Rice and Yogurt Salad

    Pots and Frills
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    This is one of my all time favorite salads. I had it ready for one of my first posts but somehow never found the right moment to publish it. When I made it this summer for a BBQ dinner, my friends loved it so much that I finally decided to share this recipe. This rice and yogurt salad comes from the South Indian tradition and was invented to use old yogurt, which in India is usually home made. It is also an excellent idea to use any leftover basmati rice, which in my home I cook at least once a week. I discovered it thanks to my neighbor who prepares it often when yogurts gets too tart. Once,…
  • Another Cabbage Salad--with Ketchup Dressing

    Pots and Frills
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    As promised last time, today, cabbage salad. Since it is about a sixth cabbage salad on my blog I do not really have much more to rave about. However, to convince those who have not found their way to embrace cabbage, I would like to mention an article from one of the health magazines I recently read. Once again it, quotes a study proving that cruciferous vegetables, which include Brussels sprouts, kale, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, and of course all kinds of cabbage, are a powerful remedy against any inflammations in our bodies. Consumed daily, they help prevent heart disease and other…
  • Fava Bean Spread

    Pots and Frills
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:12 pm
    During my recent visit to Poland I noticed that fava beans had become very present at farmers' markets. Some sellers offered them in pods but most often they were sold in bags, already shelled. Fava was displayed in large quantities at every stand and seemed even more popular that cabbage. I also saw fava beans on the menu of many restaurants, among them at the restaurant offering molecular cuisine. Inspired by this newly discovered popularity of fava beans in my native country, I decided to post today a fava bean spread, which I had made just before I went to Poland. Since fava bean has…
  • Caponata--Sicilian Eggplant Salad

    Pots and Frills
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    It seemed to me that caponata recipes featured in every Italian cook book and on every culinary blog. But when I served it a couple of times recently to my friends no one knew caponata, everyone though liked it very much. Particularly, my vegetarian friends enjoyed caponata as a rich and satisfying dish. Ever since I discovered that caponata was not as popular as I thought, I have been making it very often. It can be prepared even a day ahead which makes it a very handy party dish. It can be served alone or with grilled meats. Before I left on vacation I bought some beautiful Sicilian…
  • Dip from Roasted Peppers and Walnuts

    Pots and Frills
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Dips can nicely enhance your dinner party starters or add flavor to whatever accompanies a glass of wine or an apéritif, if this is all you serve. I have been making several different dips recently and noticed that the original ones that are home made are always very popular among my guests. Today's dip can also be used as a sauce to accompany grilled meats. It comes from the Middle Eastern tradition and is made from roasted bell peppers and walnuts. I served it with Arabic flat bread or pita bread. It has a distinct taste thanks to the peppers, which should be slightly charred, and a bit…
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    Passionate About Baking

  • Baking | Wholegrain Coffee Chocolate Chip Pound Cake #healthy #wholegrain #delicious #coffee #teacake

    Deeba Rajpal
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    A moist and light Wholegrain Coffee Chocolate Chip Pound Cake that makes for a wonderful tea cake. It's healthy and delicious; a treat for coffee lovers! The post Baking | Wholegrain Coffee Chocolate Chip Pound Cake #healthy #wholegrain #delicious #coffee #teacake appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Wholewheat Cocoa Almond Biscotti #comfortfood #biscotti #chocolate

    Deeba Rajpal
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Wholewheat Cocoa Almond Biscotti ... what's not to love about a crisp twice baked chocolate cookie. This is a wholegrain healthy version with roasted almonds. You could use toasted walnuts instead and make a brownie biscotti! Use a good-quality cocoa powder as that really makes the difference to how deeply chocolaty the biscotti will be. The post Baking | Wholewheat Cocoa Almond Biscotti #comfortfood #biscotti #chocolate appeared first on 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.
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    The Daily Dish

  • Baltimore Bed and Breakfast

    Kristina Vanni
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last weekend I had the extraordinary pleasure of visiting Scarborough Fair, a quaint bed and breakfast nestled in the row houses along historic Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland. This charming property run by innkeeper Barry Werner is a unique oasis in the heart of the city.  Scarborough Fair is more than just a place to rest your head for the night, walking through the front gate feels like being welcomed into the home of an old friend. Keep reading for the recipes… The bed and breakfast has six guest rooms, and I was lucky enough to stay in the distinctive Edgar Allen Poe Suite,…
  • Top 5 Baltimore Originals

    Kristina Vanni
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last weekend I escaped from New York City and enjoyed a weekend getaway to Baltimore, Maryland.  Little did I know Baltimore was such a foodie destination!   Of course, I knew the weekend would involve lots of amazing seafood, but I had no idea how many snacks and treats are Baltimore originals. Keep reading for a taste of Baltimore… 1)  Utz Potato Chips and Pretzels Utz Quality foods began in 1921 when William and Salie Utz began making potato chips out of their home in Hahanover, PA.  Salie cooked the chips and Bill delivered them to local groceries and farmer’s markets in…
  • How to Make a Moscow Mule

    Kristina Vanni
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Guess what?  Today is my birthday! I know most people expect cake and candles for a birthday, but I felt like a celebratory cocktail.  If you have never tried a Moscow Mule, make one today and toast with me!   Keep reading for the recipe… The recipe is easy – all you have to do is combine a bit of lime juice with vodka then top off with a generous pour of ginger beer.  A bit of mint garnish is beautiful, but the key to success in this recipe is a classic copper mug. On a warm day, this drink will be your 5 o’clock refresher.  The copper quickly takes on the icy…
  • Roasted Carrot Hummus Vegetable Sandwiches

    Kristina Vanni
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    This veggie-packed sandwich just might be my new favorite lunch.  Not only is it colorful and healthy, but these pita pockets are easy to eat on-the-go! Keep reading for the recipe… The inspiration for this recipe came from a few different sources.  I recently signed up for a 6-month CSA subscription from Chef’s Garden through Farmer Jones Farm.  They offer specialty, heirloom vegetables delivered right to your door.  (I read that this Ohio farm even provides produce to some of the Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago!) The box is packed fresh and shipped overnight  - each…
  • Pumpkin Spice Granola

    Kristina Vanni
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Even though the weather man disagrees, the culinary world has decided fall is here! If you want your entire kitchen to be filled with this sweet and spicy aromas of fall, I suggest you make homemade granola.   Not only will you be convinced that autumn is right around the corner, but you will have a delightful treat for breakfast! Keep reading for the recipe… This granola recipe is made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and even pumpkin seeds.  I added flax seeds into the mixture for a bit of variety and tossed in dried cranberries and dried apples at the end to fit the fall…
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  • {Today’s Cookbook} Will It Waffle? 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Why do you want to read Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron by Daniel Shumski? Library Journal: Whether curious, rebellious, or short on cooking equipment, readers who try recipes such as waffled chicken fingers and red velvet waffle ice cream sandwiches will delight in discovering whether or not they will waffle as promised…  J. Kenji López-Alt, The Food Lab and Dan Shumski’s genius lies in asking not what his waffler can do for him, but what he can stuff into his waffle, and following that question through to all of its…
  • Perfect Pasta Dishes, Cookbook-Style!

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Check out Perfect Pasta Dishes, Cookbook-Style! by Cooks&Books&Recipes at Perfect Pasta Dishes For me, pasta really is perfect. Left on my own, I would have some form of pasta for dinner every night (as the husband could tell you). That’s the reason pasta is perfect: there are so many forms! Pasta is made in countless shapes and sizes, prepared with different flours or rice or vegetables, topped with anything you can possibly imagine, served hot or cold. These twelve recipes are a place to start, beginning with three for the perennial favorite: spaghetti. Kids (and…
  • {Today’s Cookbook} Beach House Baking: An Endless Summer of Delicious Desserts

    Dee, 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

    Dee, 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

    Dee, 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…
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  • Cakes De Fleur

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    Learn how to decorate your cakes and cupcakes with delicate chocolate toppers. Check out Cakes De Fleur 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.
  • EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: North Carolina Rice Festival

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Hopefully your plate won’t be too full this weekend.hopefully your plate won’t be too full this saturday and sunday. you need to fill it up with rice!!! it’s the first ever north carolina rice festival at the brunswick riverwalk. wway’s george elliot is live with more as we explore with george! Check out EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: North Carolina Rice Festival 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…
  • Guest Chef: Green Giant Easy Meals 9-19-14

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Easy meal ideas.make life simple is quite honestly they are easy to whip up. >> i don’t know about you all but for me the time of the year we are in with school activities and school itself and homework and my life added to it it is that time of year or making meals seems to be the last thing on my priority list. today, we are going to get solid advice from t.v. show host and chef who i know can help me and you too. gina neely welcome to good day live. >> hello, thank you for having me. >> this is one of those topics you and i are going to talk about i know is going to help a lot of…
  • Delicious Cupcakes

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Andrea Henderson, owner of Smallcakes is here to talk about that the store serving over 150 flavors to choose from, baked daily, can’t get any better than that! Check out Delicious Cupcakes 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 Community: Savoy Orchard Days

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Savoy – This weekend the comunity is welcoming your family to their festival.? >>matt: champaign county community gearing up to welcome you to their community weekend this is a favorite event every year. >>joe: that’s right. it starts tonight in savoy. we have village president bob McCLEARY here. this is your big thing. >> the big think, yeah. issavoy orchard day. >> give us the overview. >> it all used to be orchards, so we decided to honor the end of the year, a nice get together for the family, bring a carnival in and — >> you’re serving apples. >> there will be…
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Beet Punch

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    I always buy beetroot when I go to the supermarket. Beetroot is one of our favourite vegetables. It is mostly placed in my salad, raw; it livens up the salad with its brillant colour. It does the same to beet punch. Its brillant colour and texture lends well to making a wonderfully super nutritious punch. [...]
  • Mango Custard

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Baking this mango custard was an entirely new experience for me but it was well worth the trip.... I never knew it would taste so exquisite. One spoonful together with some whipped cream was all I needed and I was transported to another time and place........ The restaurant was abuzz with casual chatter that accompanies [...]
  • Mango Kiwi Sorbet

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    I'm always looking for new interesting ways of presenting fruits in recipes and when I picked up some Kiwi fruit at the supermarket the recipe adventure began. Through a bit of trial and error and some itching throats along the way from eating it not fully ripened I eventually had a recipe worthy of being [...]
  • Spinach Pastry

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    When we think of Spinach in Trinidad and Tobago we usually associate it bhaji. And, with it comes really local "poor people" or peasant food like bhaji rice and pigtail, rice and bhaji or as simple as sada roti or bake and bhaji. Today we're coming out of the box and present to you a [...]
  • Biscuit Cake

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Before I get into this Trini Biscuit Cake recipe I have to clear the air over the recipe as to my actions in the past. I am guilty as charged for holding back this recipe from you all. At one time I even required visitors to subscribe to Compère Magazine before they got access to [...]
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    The Creamright Blog » The Creamright Blog |

  • Cauliflower Espuma

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Ingredients: 500 g cauliflower florets 3/4 tbsp Curry powder 2 pieces Shallot(s) 1/3 cup Butter 1 Cup heavy cream Preparation: Place the cauliflower florets in cold water and bring to a boil. Dice the shallots into cubes and sauté them in butter, then add the curry powder and allow it to fry with the shallots a little, and finally add the cauliflower. Infuse with the cream, reduce, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Puree in a blender until smooth. Pour through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 US Pint Dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Keep the…
  • Sangria With Carbonated Fruit

    5 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Ingredients: Orange Segments Apple Chunks Peach Chunks Grapes For the Sangria 1 bottle red wine 1/4 cup brandy 1/2 cup triple sec 1/4 cup simple syrup 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup lime juice Preparation: Chill the fruit and place in the dispenser. Seal the dispenser and charge with 1 C02 charger. Vent the dispenser and then full charge with C02 again. Place in the refrigerator for several hours or preferably overnight. When ready to serve, vent the C02 from the dispenser. Pour the fruit in the sangria and serve. The fruit will usually hold their carbonation for 10 to 20 minutes. For the…
  • 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…
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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

  • Beer Can Chicken

    Brandon Matzek
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    I’m not a big sports fan, but I sure do love game day/tailgating eats. Like this Beer Can Chicken.  Kosher salt, brown sugar, paprika, cayenne and black pepper get rubbed on first.  Then, the chicken takes a seat on a can filled with light beer, onion, garlic, lemon zest and thyme.  Cooked upright on the grill, this brazen bird gets infused with flavor from the inside out.  I like to serve simply with  lemon wedges.  And beer of course If you’d like to take this recipe on the go (to your next tailgating party), prep everything in advance for easy game day execution.  The…
  • Romesco’s Cucumber Martini

    Brandon Matzek
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    It’s about to get all sorts of tasty up in here. Several weeks ago, I had an outstanding meal at Romesco in San Diego with my boyfriend Jorge.  David Nelson, a friend and food writer extraordinaire, also joined us for the afternoon.  Romesco, known for its upscale Mexican-Mediterranean cuisine, is a must-visit restaurant by Chef Javier Plascencia.  Jorge and I had a fantastic experience at Misión 19, another Chef Plascencia hotspot, just months earlier in Tijuana, so I had a feeling that Romesco would be a treat.  And let me tell you.  It was.  Continue reading for highlights…
  • Yogurt Panna Cotta with Easy Plum Compote

    Brandon Matzek
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    I’m not ready to give up summer just yet. Apples, pears, quince and pumpkins will all have their turn.  But for now, I’m holding on to summer with this Yogurt Panna Cotta with Plum Compote.  Panna cotta is a favorite dessert of mine, because the process is easy, and the results are spectacular.  Typically made with heavy cream, panna cotta is custard-like dessert that is thickened with gelatin instead of eggs.  The texture is smooth, rich and silky.  In this recipe, tangy whole-milk yogurt is flavored with sugar, citrus zest and an entire vanilla bean, then firmed up with…
  • 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…
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    Within the Kitchen

  • IFBC 2014 - Seattle

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    I'm heading to my first food blogging conference - IFBC 2014. Since it's in Seattle, the conference is just a hop, skip and jump away from Vancouver. I excited about it for many reasons:the authors of The Flavor Bible are giving the keynote address - the most used reference book in my kitchen!a chance to meet other bloggers - there will be over 400 bloggers in attendance!meet a great list of sponsors including:to learn more about:food photography, writing, recipe development, technology,wine!shopeatThe conference itself is priced right at $95 (not including hotel) - to receive…
  • Roasted Tomato and Jalapeno Salsa

    5 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    So far we have collected about 15 lbs of tomatoes from our little garden. I've made tomato sauce and kept some of the cherry tomatoes for snacks and salads. I would normally make pico de gallo too but this year I roasted a couple of pounds of tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic and onions to create this roasted salsa. I also roasted a nectarine I had on hand for some extra sweetness.We ate this salsa with homemade baked tortillas. You can use this recipe to make your own...just leave off the cinnamon sugar and sprinkle with salt and pepper before putting them in the oven.Almost ready - the jalapeno…
  • 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…
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    Good Food Life

  • Hearty Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Although the days are getting shorter and the cold foggy mornings are less frequently parting way to sunny afternoons, the chilly nights and rainy days herald fall’s inevitable arrival. As we enjoy this time of year, nothing warms the blood and bones better than a thick soup of hearty vegetables and chicken. Potatoes, beets, turnips, carrots or parsnips, can all contribute wonderful, rich and nutty flavors. Instead of adding flour to your soup to get that thick consistency, try adding bread. The starches of the bread will not only thicken your soup, but give it a creamy consistency.
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    This is a simple, delicious sauce that you’ll soon be putting on everything. A great dip for breads and veggies or spread for sandwiches, it can also be served as a sauce for fish and roasted chicken, or in this case roasted cauliflower. Although the recipe calls for almonds, any nut or mix of nuts will do and canned roasted tomatoes work just fine. PrintRoasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: Serves 2-4 Ingredients1 large head of cauliflower, stem removed 1 tsp plus 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 cup…
  • Your Simple Fall Detox

    Guest Blogger
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    My favorite thing about Fall is the abundance of gentle transitions the season brings — Foods become richer and reflect the colors found in changing leaves outside, while the air becomes more crisp in the evening, yet daytime is still so beautiful. Fall is a feast for the senses and it’s the perfect time to do a detox. I use the word “detox” to describe a process of improving the body’s own systems of removing “trash”. I view detoxing as an integral part of my routine to be done at least once, if not twice, per year! How do we detox? The primary detox organs are the liver,…
  • Grilled Peaches and Plums Dessert Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Holy moley. This really is a great time of year for us eaters. Not only are we getting the bounty of the summer coming in off of the fields, but we are also getting the early spike of fall flavors. Pears, plums, pluots and apples are all available. This recipe blends the summer flavors of grilled peaches with the shoulder season plums and a few other simple ingredients for a can’t-resist dessert that will really put a smile on your face. PrintGrilled Peaches and Plums Dessert Recipe Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes Yield: Serves 4-6 Ingredients12 red or…
  • Basic Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    As the weather cools and summer gives way to fall we have a whole host of delicious flavors to look forward to, but none quite marks the season as much as winter squash. An amazing variety are soon to be coming in off the fields and the first to grace our table is the acorn squash. A delicious squash with creamy, sweet and flavorful flesh, the acorn is great for stuffing (like this delicious Curried Apple-Filled Acorn Squash recipe) or baking and then adding to soups (like this Carrot and Acorn Squash Soup recipe). Whichever way you decide to go, acorn squash is best roasted to a nice golden…
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    Eat In Eat Out Magazine

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Galette with Goat Cheese and Cracked Pepper

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Delicious new pastry recipe with the goodness of Canola Oil O.K. I admit it, I’m not a big fan of summer. I know that sounds crazy, but the hot temps and lazy days are just not my thing. However, what I do adore about summer are all the local fruits and veggies – what a bounty to choose from! Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries… the list goes on. Now let’s talk fall… love, love, love it! The crispness has returned to the air, we are back-to-school and back-to-business. I love all the hustle and bustle! We’re all keen to start cooking with…
  • Triple Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: The Recipe Rebel In the new Fall 2014 issue of Eat In Eat Out Magazine we are featuring five new bloggers that have really caught our eye this season. Featured this week in the spotlight is Ashley Fehr, high school teacher, recipe developer and the author of the blog THE RECIPE REBEL. Ashley’s Creamy Nacho Potato Soup recipe (find it on page 59 in the magazine), is the perfect go-to soup as temps begin to fall. Simple. Healthy. Hearty. But first, check out this recipe she has sent along for Triple Chocolate Raspberry Cookies… totally have to try these babies!
  • Eat In Eat Out Magazine – Fall 2014

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The FALL 2014 issue – it’s all about family! It’s tough to get back to routines after the slow-pace of summer. Our new Fall issue is here to help! Great recipes for fast healthy breakfast ideas from our West Coast Editor Stephanie of Global Dish. Her glorious photo of PB and J Yogurt Parfait made our cover! Don’t miss this yummy recipe, it’s sure to be an instant hit with kids (and adults) on the go. I was busy for this issue creating recipes for make-ahead easy family meals with the goodness of turkey and game-day party foods from Canadian Beef. This is the…
  • 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…
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    Nicole's Nutrition

  • Cilantro Pesto Black Bean Pasta

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    I discovered this amazing black bean “pasta” at Costco the other week, and I cooked it up for the first time yesterday! I love it! It tastes great, holds its texture nicely, and is packed with excellent nutrition. Black Bean Pasta Nutrition Per 2 oz. serving Calories: 180 Fat: 2 g Carbohydrate: 17 g Fiber: 12 g Sugar: 5 g Protein: 25 g As you can see, 2 oz. will give you 25 grams of protein! This is great for those who are trying to eat more plant proteins. And, it is loaded with fiber as well. Plus, 2 oz. gives you 36% of your daily value for iron–again, a great nutrient to…
  • Healthier Spice Mixes

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Healthy Solutions Spice Blends was kind enough to send me 4 seasonings to try. I received a salmon with dill seasoning, herb crusted tilapia seasoning, encrusted haddock seasoning, and a burger seasoning. They are comparable to Mrs. Dash seasonings, except I would say they have more spices in them, and even more flavor. Most of their seasoning mixes has no salt added! So, if you like to monitor how much sodium is in your diet, these would be great. Another positive is that the seasonings are all natural and contain no filler or MSG! I enjoyed the tilapia seasoning which had excellent lemon…
  • Healthier Slow Cooker Frittata

    6 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    I was surprised how well this recipe turned out! I didn’t think it would work well in the crock pot. I managed to take an unhealthier recipe and turn it into a healthier slow cooker frittata! Healthier Slow Cooker Frittata Ingredients  1 bag frozen hash browns (I used the Alexia brand). *You will use half the bag if it is a smaller crock pot, and you will use the whole bag if it is a large crock pot. 7-10 oz. approx of a breakfast chicken or turkey sausage (I found one with no nitrites) 1 small onion, diced 2 bell peppers (1 orange, 1 red), diced 9 eggs (for a smaller crock pot) OR 12…
  • 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…
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  • Classic Soft Pretzel

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    Hello hello! It’s me. Stephen. Long time no see, I know I know. I’m not going to lie, it was a busy summer and I feel like I’ve barely cooked in ages. Hopefully now that autumn is fast approaching, I’ll be able to spend more time in the kitchen! So… My mom has been on my case to post a new recipe so after debating what to post, I decided to share a soft pretzel recipe from my “fancy” food files (aka thousands of papers/printouts scrawled with notes). It’s a classic soft pretzel recipe by Alton Brown from the Food Network. I know I’ve said…
  • 10 Benefits of Red Wine

    14 May 2014 | 7:48 am
    The weather is warming up and that means it’s outdoor dining season! Love it. Every time I walk by an outdoor cafe I want to grab a seat and lounge with friends over multiple bottles of wine while we pretend to live in Europe without a care in the world. Ah dreams. Wine is just a perfect beverage with which to unwind.; sophisticated, calm, and tasty. What can I say, I like it! After my office threw an spontaneous wine and cheese party, I thought it would be fun to look up some health benefits of red wine. Please note that any potential benefits obtained from wine would only be…
  • White Bean and Artichoke Tarts

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    No, this isn’t an April Fools joke, I am actually posting a recipe today. Who knew I had it in me haha. I know I constantly claim that I’ll become a better blogger and post this or that, but hey, I’m human and do the best I can with the limited free time that I have. So yeah! Enough excuses from me; onto the recipe! I made this recipe a while ago and the pictures have been sitting in limbo on my hard drive ever since. Totally kicking myself for not posting it sooner because it’s so tasty, flaky, creamy, satisfying, and simple to make. Curious what this recipe could be?
  • Blackberry Clafouti

    4 Mar 2014 | 10:16 am
    Clafouti patooti footi. It’s time for a French dessert recipe, everyone! The Northeast has experienced frigid temperatures and record snow falls this year. It’s driving me up the wall. On the news I heard there is even something called “snow rage”. Snow rage? Like….really? I’m a bit skeptical that it’s an actual thing, but the way I’ve been feeling, who knows. Everyones mood has been flipper faster  than a table on New Jersey Housewives (yes, you have permission to roll your eyes at me for writing that). Basically it’s just a regional…
  • Ranch Party Mix

    17 Feb 2014 | 9:09 am
    Hi. Remember me? Stephen. The blogger who hasn’t blogged recently? Yeah, me. Now you remember. Sorry I disappeared for a while. Blame the craziness of everyday life, depressing cold weather, juggling multiple jobs, and laziness for keeping me away. But I’m back now and have some fun recipes to share with you…if you’ll let me! I think I’ll start out with something small. How about a zesty snack mix that’s perfect for parties or days on the couch? Sounds pretty great to me. This particular recipe helped get me through the horribly played SuperBowl a couple of…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Coq au Vin

    Lynne Webb
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    A traditional country French dish of chicken, mushrooms, carrots and pearl onions braised in a red wine sauce flavored with bacon, garlic, thyme and brandy. Continue reading →       
  • Apple Brown Betty

    Lynne Webb
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Apple Brown Betty is an easy dessert of sliced apples layered with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and buttered panko crumbs. Continue reading →       
  • Pasta with Meat Sauce

    Lynne Webb
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    This flavorful and versatile meat sauce can be made with ground beef, pork, turkey or chicken and is ready in just about 30 minutes. Continue reading →       
  • Homemade Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

    Lynne Webb
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Cooked overnight in the crockpot, this rich, smooth apple butter uses several varieties of apples, flavored with a subtle blend of spices and vanilla. Continue reading →       
  • Making Simple Syrup

    Lynne Webb
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Instructions for making and storing simple syrup and recipes for 3 infused variations. Continue reading →       
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    Indian Food and Recipes

  • Bread Chat

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Bread Chat - you can make this excellent tasty snack with leftover breads Ingredients Bread pieces- aprrox quarter pound Black Chana (boiled)- 1/2 cup Plain curd- 1/2 cup Tamarind chutney or lemon as per taste
  • Char Magaz

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:52 am
    Char Magaz Proper Char Magaz is a combination of four seeds and nuts viz. Almonds, Pumpkin seeds, Cantaloupe Seeds and
  • White Chicken

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    White Chicken Ingredients: Chicken 250 gms capsicum 1 (chopped) ginger paste 1 tbsp onions 2 (chopp
  • Tomato Chicken

    24 Jun 2014 | 10:55 am
    Tomato Chicken Ingredients: Chicken 250 gms tomato 3 (finely chopped) bay leaves 2-3 onions 2
  • Ladakhi Chicken

    24 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    Ladakhi Chicken Ingredients: Chicken 250 gms tomato 1 (chopped) green chilli 3 onion paste 1 tbsp
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Illanka Truffles by Nadege Toronto Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    While I was in Toronto, and in fact I think less than 24h after I landed, I found myself in Nadege Patesserie on Queen St West with the owner herself, two Valrhona representatives and the Valrhona chef who was teaching … Continue reading → The post Illanka Truffles by Nadege Toronto Reviewed appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Domori Hot Chocolate at the Illy Café on Regent Street Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    As part of the RegentTweet event, the Illy Café on Regent Street just north of Oxford Street (meaning you walk towards the BBC, away from the Apple store at the corner) held an espresso art event and gave away an … Continue reading → The post Domori Hot Chocolate at the Illy Café on Regent Street Reviewed appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Take A Fancy’s Gooey Pecans Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    While I was home I resolved to buy as much local chocolate as I could and try it out. I was pleasantly surprised by some (like Wild Sweets) and disappointed by others. But on the pleasantly surprised camp came Take … Continue reading → The post Take A Fancy’s Gooey Pecans Reviewed appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Stellar Line Up Joins The Cake & Bake Show London for Baking Fun This October

    Judith Lewis
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    The Cake & Bake Show is excited to welcome top names Rachel Khoo, Lisa Faulkner and Phil Vickery into the Cake & Bake family for this year’s London edition of the show, returning 3-5 October at Earl’s Court. Trained at … Continue reading → The post Stellar Line Up Joins The Cake & Bake Show London for Baking Fun This October appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Barros Colheita 40 Year Old Tawny Port

    Judith Lewis
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    It has been 40 years now since the revolution in Portugal. No one really thinks about it outside Portugal unless you like your port. If you are in to port like I am, then you know not only was this … Continue reading → The post Barros Colheita 40 Year Old Tawny Port appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    The Menu Mom

  • Jif To Go – Where Would You Go? (Sponsored)

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Is your family on the go?  With five kids, most in sports, we ALWAYS are!  And it never fails… as soon as we get somewhere (or half-way there) I hear the famous words… Can you guess?  “I’m HUNGRY…”   I make it a habit to not purchase much from the concession stands because with our large family, that adds up fast.  (Not to mention, it is mostly junk).  Therefore, almost always I pack a cooler bag with lots of snacks.  I generally throw in apples, string cheese, yogurt, and sometimes a special treat.  I am super excited about the new JIF TO GO®…
  • Apple Butter Muffins

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Fall is upon us and this makes me think of recipes to make with apples.  For some, it seems, they think of pumpkin things, but apples is more my thing. I had some Apple Butter that needed used up as it was canned last year.  I figured I could replace applesauce with apple butter and it should work OK, yes? Thankfully, it did, because really, apple butter is a great amount of work to make.  The muffins where nice and moist and the flavor was amazing.  I loved the dark color the apple butter gave the muffins.  This will be a great breakfast for mornings that need to be quick! Apple Butter…
  • Roman Meal Bread

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Bread.  I don’t eat a ton of it (unlike my children) but when I do, I like it to be good.  I love homemade bread, but sometimes when I make it, it just turns out too dense for my preference.  I am good with rolls and breadsticks, but a loaf of bread sometimes just doesn’t turn out “right”.    I like the convenience of store bought bread, but it just tastes artificial most of the time.  This week I was introduced to a new product that I am loving!  Roman Meal Bread. Roman Meal bread is baked fresh, locally.  They have partnered with more than 90 regional…
  • Fudgesicles

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A few years ago I shared a traditional summer treat that has been in my family since I was little – Peanut Butter Popsicles.  On the same recipe card are the directions for Fudgesicles but I’ve never liked them.  They were icy when you ate them which made me not like the texture. I’ve looked at other recipes over the years but I’ve always been afraid they would be the same.  Finally, though, I think I’ve found a keeper.  Great chocolate taste and a smooth texture.  Yum! The kiddos loved them and voted I make them again {my PB loving boy suggested I swirl…
  • Sweet Beef Brisket

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week my son came home from working and had a fourteen {14} pound brisket with him that he got FREE.  It was frozen solid and since my big freezer died I had to let it thaw and cook it as my freezer above my refrigerator would never had fit that huge piece of meat. As soon as my husband heard what I had he requested I cook it just like his Mama did.  Now, I love that man, but his memory of how she cooked things is not always the best.  She was a great cook, but the details on what to do are fuzzy for him.  I googled what he said she used and came up with this recipe. It was delicious…
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    Simple Plate

  • Homemade Fruity Oat Bars {Delicous Protein With #NATUREVALLEYGRANOLA}

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    hangry-(adjective) : Feeling or showing anger caused by hunger. Combination of “hungry” and “angry”. I’m not a breakfast eater. You might have noticed I don’t post much about it. I’ve found a delicious way to kill off the 10 o’clock slump. You know, that time of day when you’re tired, and hungry and grumpy angry and […]
  • 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 […]
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Linguine with Garlicky Kale and White Beans

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    I absolutely love garlic. I put it in everything: pasta, pizza, Indian food, stir frys, veggie sautes, the list could just go on and on. It’s one of my favorite seasonings because it makes any veggie taste absolutely delicious, and it’s so good for you: it has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it good for heart-health and for helping to prevent cancer. So when I saw this recipe for Linguine with Garlicky Kale on CookingLight, I knew I had found a go-to pasta meal for any night of the week! Healthy greens, creamy beans, and whole grains make this the perfect…
  • Spicy Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    One-pot meals are definitely on my list of must-haves these days. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get a balanced meal for dinner without a ton of prep work or cooking time. This soup totally fits the bill. You just throw everything into a pot, let it simmer for ~20 minutes, whip out your immersion blender and voila! You have a delicious and healthy meal ready to go (and that also freezes really well). I served it with some toasted whole wheat pita, which made for the perfect dipping “croutons” for this recipe.  The base of this soup is spicy and warming, thanks to the…
  • It’s Easy Being Green: Smoothie Recipe

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    I am a huge fan of green smoothies. It’s the easiest way to get a ton of fruits and veggies (especially green veggies which are the best for you!) into your diet in an easy, quick, and effortless way. I recently bought a Vitamix when we moved to our new house in Ann Arbor, because 1) it was a moving gift to myself 2) I wanted a more powerful blender with the ability to make food in bulk and with easier cleanup for making Layla’s baby food and 3) we finally had the counter space to store it! The Vitamix is definitely pricey, but it is worth every penny. The husband was super…
  • Baby Food Recipes: Sweet Potato Puree

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Sweet potato is another Layla favorite! I think she just loves orange veggies haha. I’m fine with that because like it’s cousins butternut squash and pumpkin, sweet potato is another nutritional powerhouse. They are loaded with carotenoids, Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. There are many options for cooking sweet potatoes. If you’re in a bind for time, you can microwave them by wrapping them in saran wrap and using the “baked potato” setting on your microwave. You can also cut them up and steam or boil them. But ideally, you would roast the sweet potatoes in the…
  • Baby Food Recipes: Zucchini, Apple and Carrot Puree

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Veggies mixed with fruit is always bound to be a hit in our household. Zucchini and carrots are already pretty mild / on the sweeter side, so when paired with some apples, it becomes a true sweet treat! I often mix this puree with Layla’s oatmeal in the morning and she loves it! Print Baby Food Recipes: Zucchini, Apple and Carrot Puree 1 ice cube = 1oz food!Ingredients1 pound organic zucchini 1/2 pound organic carrots 2 organic fuji apples (6oz each) 12oz waterDirectionsWash all the produce. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and cut each half into 8 pieces. Peel carrots. Cut in half…
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  • Shrimp Scampi Tacos

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Make dinnertime simple, delicious and fun by using different proteins, such as shrimp, for tried-and-true dishes like tacos, pasta or even slider sandwiches. To make the most of evenings together, smart families shop for time-saving ingredients. Using the frozen food aisle can help save time preparing dinner, without sacrificing quality. The post Shrimp Scampi Tacos appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Coco-Mango Smoothie

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Looking for creative ways to get your family to eat healthier? Registered dietitian nutritionist and mom of three, Frances Largeman-Roth, finds inspiration from the color spectrum, creating vividly-hued homemade culinary creations that encourage her children to explore new foods while incorporating good nutrition. "When planning meals and snacks, include the colors of the rainbow - like vitamin C-rich mango or protein-filled red lentils. The post Coco-Mango Smoothie appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Simple Ways to Infuse Fall Flavors with Apples

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    There's no time like fall to experiment with new recipes, especially those savory and sweet comfort dishes that highlight the season's favorite fruit - apples. Delicious when spread over a warm slice of fresh-baked bread, apple butter is also an unexpected but ideal ingredient for creating rich flavors in baked, cooked and grilled dishes that add warmth to any meal. Traditional apple butter is made by simmering apples long and slow in kettles with sugar, apple cider and spices. The post Simple Ways to Infuse Fall Flavors with Apples appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Easy Ways to Go Italian

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    What's not to love about slow cooking? You combine a few ingredients and let them simmer all day in your slow cooker - and then comes the best part - coming home to a house filled with the most delicious aroma that hints at the meal that's yet to come. Slow cooking is perfect for busy fall schedules - it's an easy way to makes sure you and your family can still enjoy a home-cooked meal together no matter how hectic your day becomes. The post Easy Ways to Go Italian appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Beat the Morning Meltdown

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Mornings can be mayhem for moms. In fact, according to the Johnsonville Sausage Report, nearly half of moms say that mornings can be so hectic that most days everyone in the family needs to fend for themselves for breakfast. One mom who is all too familiar with handling hectic mornings is Elisa All, founder of 30Second Mobile, a mobile website and app that keeps busy moms "in the know while on the go. The post Beat the Morning Meltdown appeared first on CulinaryChat.
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    Simply Good Eating

  • Cotton Candy Grapes

    Jerry Ko
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    It was a typical weekend for me shopping at Whole Foods Market on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  As I was walking through the produce section of the store looking around the fruit section, my wife brought to my attention these cotton candy grapes. At first glance it looked like green grapes with the exception of it being packaged in a hot neon pink transparent plastic bag.  I took a closer look at the grapes and saw that the description mentioned the California grown grapes tasting like cotton candy so right then and there I knew I had to try these grapes out. Who doesn’t like cotton…
  • Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

    Jerry Ko
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Serving bo luc lac, is an easy and fantastic Vietnamese dish to make for a dinner for two or for hosting a party. You can use any cut of steak you like such as filet or rib eye or sirlion. Vietnamese shaking beef has many variations on how it’s served. Some restaurants serve it with sauteed onions, lettuce, and rice, while others may serve it more like a steak salad presented on a bed of watercress and tomatoes, topped with pickled onions. I went with the latter today because I wanted to avoid carbs for dinner this evening. Ingredients: Beef Marinade: 1.5 lbs beef sirloin (or any cut you…
  • Cilantro Lime Shrimp

    Jerry Ko
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Shrimp in a tasty, light and fresh cilantro lime marinade that is seared to perfection. This is a great quick and easy recipe that I believe you will love especially if you are a fan of lime and cilantro. One of the great things about the cilantro and lime flavor combination, is that it is so light and refreshing and perfect for summer or just on a beautiful sunny day like today. You simply make the marinade, marinate the shrimp,and stir fry them. You can enjoy these shrimp by themselves or in other dishes like rice, pasta, burritos, tacos, nachos,salad, etc. Ingredients: 1 lb. shrimp…
  • 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…
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    Snark & Pepper

  • Week 10: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    I’m not sure HOW I lost 2 lbs this week, but it’s a welcomed surprise! I had a lot going on over the weekend (a.k.a. lots of drinking and eating), so I expected to gain weight. I went to a brunch/wine tasting event, had a BBQ at my house, drank by the pool, went to a housewarming party, and watched the Gator game with friends. In addition to drinking at each of the aforementioned get togethers, I ate things like french toast casserole, cupcakes and cookies. So yes, the weight loss is mind boggling. I suppose the difference compared to when I’d normally have a big weekend…
  • 21 vs. 31

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    My roomie Cassie and I have been talking about how hard it is to lose weight now compared to when we were in college. Back then we’d do some crazy crash diet for 2 weeks and be bikini ready once again. Today, well, not so much… Which got us thinking that — despite feeling like we’re still 21 at times — life is A LOT different than it was then. Thus, I decided to take a Buzzfeed-style look at life at 21 compared to life at 31… Weight Loss 21: You’re not phased by a sudden weight gain. You can easily drop 10 pounds after two weeks of dieting. source…
  • My Before Photo (And Why I Couldn’t See How Fat I Was)

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The picture below is what I looked like at the end of May of this year. When this was taken, it had been a while since I’d seen a full body photo of myself. I remember seeing this picture and thinking “I don’t look like that.” When I look at this picture now, I see someone who was in denial. For a very long time, I lived in denial about my weight. I thought “no one will realize I’m overweight if I don’t bring attention to it.” I know this may sound crazy to most people (since I clearly need to lose some weight in the picture above), but being…
  • Week 9: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    I’m down 0.8 lbs this week. I hit my “official” 10 pounds at Weight Watchers and I’m down a total of 14 pounds since seeing The Number on the Scale (I started dieting a week before  officially joining WW and lost 4 pounds). This week marks my second month on Weight Watchers. Two months is the longest I’ve stuck to a diet plan in a long time. It’s definitely different this time. I’m losing slowly, but that’s good. Weight Watchers isn’t a quick fix.  I’ve lost this amount of weight in less than a month before, so I’m not…
  • 5 Time Saving Tips for Quick and Easy Healthy Eating

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I’ll be honest… Healthy eating is a pain in the butt. It requires way more conscious effort than rolling up to a drive through or grabbing several handfuls of Cheez-Its. Finding ways to save time on meal prep and cooking has been invaluable so far on my weight loss journey. I make sure I always have enough things on hand so I can throw together breakfast, lunch and dinner within minutes. At first I struggled with “cutting corners” since I typically like to make everything from scratch. Now that I’m eating healthy, I’m eating out much less often, which…
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    Onion Rings & Things

  • Potato Meatball Crockpot Stew

    Lalaine Manalo
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    I know, I know. The photo doesn’t leave much to get excited about. But my friends, let not this potato meatball crockpot stew be judged by my uninspired picture taking.  Just imagine coming home after a day’s labor to chock full of meatballs, potato chunks and baby carrots swimming in a creamy, flavorful broth. Or waking up to it. I prepared it in my slow cooker before I went to bed Friday night and when I got up Saturday morning, the whole house smelled heavenly. The aroma of piping hot stew was so inviting, I couldn’t resist serving myself up a hefty bowl for breakfast.
  • 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 caramelized onions. Do I really need to go on and on to sell you on this? It’s enough to make my heart go pitter-patter. This macaroni and cheese with chicken, caramelized onions and bacon has all the comforts of our childhood favorite but with extra goodies for grown-up tastes. It’s definitely a one pot meal that is sure to please the whole family. I used chicken breast tenders I lightly pan-fried with olive oil but you can easily…
  • 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. Can’t blame ya, folks. With crisp bacon, creamy cheese and spicy peppers all in one bite, they’re pretty hard to resist. Seriously good stuff. But as much as I love ‘em, the preparation can be a hassle what with the seeding and stuffing and wrapping. G and I had a few friends over the weekend and since I expected the bacon-wrapped peppers to go like crazy, I had to figure out a way to make a good amount in half the…
  • 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 stewing beef cubes. The bone was from the honey-glazed ham we had for Easter, which I bagged and meant to use for soups and stocks the next few days. Typical Lalaine fashion, I have forgotten about it as new purchases piled on top of the other in the freezer. With the hottest days of summer upon us, we are definitely quite a ways from soup season but the thought of a hearty bowl of split pea soup was too hard to resist even in the sweltering heat. I…
  • 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 dinner.  It makes a quick and easy appetizer for a party but is equally delicious as main entree served over rice or noodles. And to top amazing flavors, the dish pulls together from kitchen to table in less than twenty minutes.  Enjoy! Print Chili Garlic Shrimp Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 5 minutes Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients1 pound large shrimps 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon sesame…
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    The Development of Taste

  • Katie Button and John Fleer: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part Three

    Renia Carsillo
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. As you’ve probably noticed in Part One and Two of my adventures in Foodtopia, we ate a lot of incredible food at Food Blog Forum 2014. What we haven’t talked about yet are Asheville’s chefs. Two of my favorite Asheville culinary masters where Katie Button and John Fleer. Many of you have heard those two...  Read More » The post Katie Button and John Fleer: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part Three appeared first on 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.
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    The Culinary Life

  • Ultimate Artisan Cheeseburger Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m a cheese person at heart, so it should go without saying that I love a good cheeseburger recipe. I am not, however, a purist. While I can appreciate the joys of a standard burger with a slap of American cheese on top, I’m always looking for ways to improve and explore. This may be sacrilege to some, but I like to mix other ingredients into my ground meat to play with the burger’s flavor and texture. It was only a matter of time, then, before I added shredded cheese in an attempt to concoct the ultimate melty, meaty experience. My first experiment was so promising that I…
  • Easy Blackberry Pie Recipe with Spiced Sour Cream Custard (and No-Roll Pie Crust!)

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    - Pretend summer isn’t over with this incredibly easy blackberry pie recipe - Can I ask you a question? Where the hell did summer go? I’m not really sure what happened, but I woke up this morning and realized, Cripes! It’s almost September! Were I still a youngling, I’d be heartbroken that it’s time to go back to school; but as I’m in my 20th year of adulthood, I’m more bewildered than anything else. I’m a little panicked. I didn’t eat enough peaches while I had the chance! No more tomatoes in the markets! The nectarines will be gone…
  • 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…
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    Whiskey Bacon

  • Broccoli and Kale Soup

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    I’m a big fan of thick and creamy soups. In trying to eat a little healthier (have to do something to balance out the amounts of whiskey and bacon we consume!) I find that that combo leads to potatoes and/or cream being added to the soup. No ma gusta. Then the idea hit…beans. Loads of good stuff and nowhere near as heavy. Thanks to my CSA box from Fertile Grounds, I had tons of veggies to choose from when deciding what kind of soup to make. Given that my fridge and freezer were full of kale, it made the most sense. The broccoli though… that was a matter of ‘use it…
  • 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.
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    The HauteMeal

  • So Tasty: 5 Favorites for Fall

    Stephanie Augustine
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fall officially begins next week! Goodness gracious, where did the summer go? I can say for a fact that my summer disappeared down a black hole of school and work; I took an extra class, and summer is also my “busy” season at my job, since that’s when we get everything ready for the incoming fall students. I feel as though I barely saw the sun, and now it’s already time for ubiquitous neck scarves, brilliantly colored leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes. On the bright side, fall means new wardrobe choices that will keep you warm – and fashionable! – when the…
  • Pre-Fall Pink

    Stephanie Augustine
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Shirtdresses are the perfect piece to take you through the pre-fall and fall season, so I was incredibly happy to find this Melissa Masse dress (with the tags still on!) during my last trip to the thrift store. The deep pink is a lovely color for fall, and the fabric is light enough to layer with jackets and sweaters during this transitional weather. I also love the fullness of the pleated skirt, which is a nice change from the usual straight skirt of most shirtdresses. There’s just something about a skirt swishing around your legs that makes you feel lovely, like you should be moving…
  • Spare Ribs with Honey-Sriracha Barbecue Sauce

    Stephanie Augustine
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    I had planned to post these spare ribs a few weeks ago, but life got in the way and now that it’s getting chilly outside I thoroughly regret waiting so long to post them. I did wonder if anyone would get a chance to try making these, since it’s technically no longer grilling season. But then I remembered: it’s football season! And if you’re not making ribs for your friends on game day, you’re doing it wrong. One of the nice parts about these ribs is that you start the cooking process in the oven, which you can do in advance, and then finish them on the grill when…
  • How to Work Denim on Denim

    Stephanie Augustine
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Denim on denim is one of my favorite trends of recent years. Since denim comes in so many different silhouettes, from overalls to pencil skirts, you’re really only limited by your own imagination. And as with many things, the only real rule is that there are no rules (other than do what makes you happy). But there are some guidelines I personally like to follow when I’m combining denim pieces. Mix rinses. I usually prefer to mix different washes of denim to break up the color a bit and keep from looking like I’m wearing a denim onesie. Unless that’s the look…
  • Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

    Stephanie Augustine
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Does the world really need another post extolling the many virtues of homemade pesto? Probably not, so let’s just skip with the pleasantries, shall we? Listen: it’s fresh, it’s delicious, and you should have some in your mouth. And when the recipe basically consists of dumping everything in a food processor or blender and pressing the “on” button, you don’t even have the excuse of it being too difficult or taking too long. The only way it could get any easier is if the basil magically came to life, pressed the button on the food processor for you, and then…
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    HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate

  • Louis Vuitton Hand Bag Cake

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Inspired by the $20K Louis Vuitton alma bb alligator skin bag in lively pink, this handbag cake is a delicious and affordable alternative for those of us who would never dream of spending that much on an accessory. I’m frequently … Continue reading →
  • Giant Twix Bar Recipe

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    Giant Twix bar recipe makes two 1kg (2.2 pounds) twix bars, we gave this one to a wonderful young lady who volunteers some time each month to work with deaf children in Fiji.  Learn how to make the Twix bar … Continue reading →
  • Elegant Fruit Dessert Recipe

    5 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Sometimes  an elegant dessert is needed to finish off an evening.  The fresh tang of the fruit and the sauce, the rich creaminess of the chantilly and the crunch of the biscuit all compliment each other to make a grand … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →
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    The Dinner-Mom

  • Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad with Feta

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Don’t just eat the florets! Broccoli stalk ribbon salad makes good use of the bottom half of this superfood in this easy recipe that’s ready in minutes. I am so not done with this obsession…that is, broccoli ribbons. In case you missed it, I recently shared a recipe for Thai Beef Strips that were served with broccoli […] The post Broccoli Stalk Ribbon Salad with Feta appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins are always a good idea, especially when dotted with chocolate chips. They taste indulgent even though they’re packing plenty of healthy goodness. I’m bidding farewell to zucchini and welcoming the season of all things pumpkin to The Dinner-Mom site! Wohoo! I can’t think of a better way to kick things off […] The post Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Thai Beef and Shaved Broccoli Stalk Ribbons

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Move over broccoli florets. Ribbons made from broccoli stalks perfectly complement Thai Beef Strips in this easy, one-pan recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.  Confession. Up until now, I’ve just tolerated broccoli. I am a big fan of greens, particularly zucchini. And, there are plenty of other vegetables that you’ll run into all the […] The post Thai Beef and Shaved Broccoli Stalk Ribbons appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Easy Applesauce Muffins with a Crunchy Granola Topping

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Granola does double duty in these Easy Applesauce Muffins. It’s mixed into the batter for pops of crunchy flavor and beautifully crowns the top of this healthy muffin. You’re gonna want one for your lunchbox! Raise your hand if you could use just a wee bit more energy. I’ve got both hands raised. The transition from […] The post Easy Applesauce Muffins with a Crunchy Granola Topping appeared first on 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.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • paneer kheer recipe, how to make paneer kheer | kheer recipes

    dassana amit
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    paneer kheer recipe with step by step photos – one more quick sweet dessert recipe of kheer, that can be made for navratri, dussehra and diwali. i plan to add some quick and easy sweets for the upcoming festive season. the paneer kheer is one such recipe that can be made in a jiffy and will be done in less than 25 minutes. all you need is paneer and milk along with some dry fruits. the paneer kheer has been flavored with cardamom powder, saffron and rose water. cardamom powder is a must. rose water give a beautiful rosy fragrance to the kheer. good to add it, but skip if you…
  • rice pakora recipe | chawal ke pakore recipe

    dassana amit
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    rice pakora recipe with step by step photos – fried fritters or pakoras made from cooked rice or leftover cooked rice and gram flour. these rice pakoras have a crisp texture from out and are soft from within. they are so good, you won’t come to know that these pakoras are made from rice. i make these pakoras when i have some leftover rice. i prepare many dishes with leftover rice like idli, appams, kheer, cutlets, masala rice, lemon rice and these pakoras. talking of pakoras from leftovers, we also make pakoras from leftover chapatis or rotis. some recipes already shared on the…
  • appam recipe without yeast, how to make appam without yeast

    dassana amit
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    appam recipe without yeast – here’s a recipe of soft hoppers also called as appam. this version of appam recipe is made without yeast. when i had posted the appam recipe made with yeast, i had got some requests on how to make appams without yeast. the recipe was in drafts from a long time and i just missed it completely. the soaking and grinding is similar to dosa batter. depending on the temperature conditions, the batter can be fermented overnight or for about 10 to 12 hours or more. to make the appams, i have added soaked regular rice, cooked rice and soaked urad dal. ground…
  • basundi recipe, how to make basundi | quick basundi recipe

    dassana amit
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    basundi recipe with step by step pics. basundi is sweet thickened milk, flavored with cardamom and nutmeg, with the addition of dry fruits. this milk based dessert is popular in the western part of india, specially in the states maharashtra and gujarat. generally milk is reduced on a low flame till it becomes thick. the consistency is not thick like that of rabri, but more fluid and flowing. this recipe of mine is a quick one and does not ask you to simmer the milk for hours. in about 20 to 25 minutes the basundi will be ready. sweetened condensed milk makes the work easy and you just need…
  • bandh gobhi matar recipe, how to make patta gobhi matar recipe

    dassana amit
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    bandh gobhi matar recipe with step by step photos – a home cooked dry sabzi recipe of cabbage and green peas. like most of my recipes this is also lightly spiced sabzi. everyday home cooked indian food is not heavy on fat (oil, butter, ghee) and spices. they are healthy as well as nutritious too. this recipe is vegan as well as gluten free. this punjabi recipe of bandh gobi matar goes very well with chapatis or phulkas. i usually make this sabzi with chapatis and sometimes as a side dish with dal-rice. the veggie dish also goes well as tiffin box lunch. few more similar recipes in the…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Recipe: Glazed OREO Bars
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    I was contemplating posting something healthy to kick off the school year, but just had to share this one with you first!  (We have the whole school year to go that way!)  These bars are by far (am I rhyming) one of my favorite treats ever.  Why?  Because they are simple, delicious and with just few ingredients.  Plus they are always…and I mean ALWAYS a hit!  Let me know what ya think Ingredients 22 Oreo Cookies crumbled 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup dark chocolate chips 1 cup white chocolate chips half stick of butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2…
  • 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…
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    Vegetarian Indian Slow Cooker

  • Kansar Recipe Using Slow Cooker: How to Make Kansar in Crockpot

    Pravina Parikh
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    If you liked my last post regarding Traditional Gujarati recipe Kadhi using slowcooker or crockpot, you will also like this another Gujarati Traditional recipe kansar or kamsar using slowcooker.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slow Cooker Gujarati Kadhi or Tempered Buttermilk Recipe

    Pravina Parikh
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Kadhi is a traditional recipe from Gujarat region of India. It is very simple preparation of yogurt and some tempering which is very comforting food.  Kadhi is usually served with Khichadi (rice... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eggless Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

    Pravina Parikh
    21 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    My niece Swati makes best ice creams. She always told me to try her recipe. She said it is very simple recipe, it requires 5 easily available ingredients and hardly needs 10 minutes of prep time to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simple Cold Pasta Salad Recipe: How to make pasta salad

    Pravina Parikh
    6 Jun 2014 | 9:40 pm
    With hot summer months here, this is a simple cold pasta salad recipe. Even though ingredient list looks long, you do not have to have all ingredients on hand. You can skip some vegetables/fruits or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slow Cooker Mango Jam Recipe: How to Make Mango Jam in Slow Cooker

    Pravina Parikh
    15 May 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Last year during mango season I had blogged about my mother's mango halwa recipe and how I made it in only 15 minutes using microwave. Today I am posting about my mother's another mango recipe, Mango... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Saffron Rice Pilaf | Easy Rice Pilaf

    Kenton Kotsiris
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    I don’t know how it’s been where you live, but southern California has been incredibly hot this past week. We are in the midst of some kind of heat wave. Why? That’s all I want to know. While I’m sure there is some scientific explanation for this rare display of heat, the electric company isn’t going to care when they send us the bill for the air conditioner. Needless to say, both Jane and I are looking forward to fall/winter weather. In other news, we’re in the process of decluttering. Somehow we’ve accumulated too much stuff and now feel like it’s time to purge. We’ve…
  • Greek Yogurt Garlic Kalamata Aioli

    Kenton Kotsiris
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    There is one thing our closest friends know about us: we love moving around/changing directions. For example, Jane and I have been together for 6 and a half years. During that time, we’ve lived in 2 different countries, 5 different cities, and have moved about 7 different times – averaging about once a year. What’s funny is we’re getting the itch to move back to Europe again, and some things are in the works, but that’s a story for another day. With traveling to different cities, you are introduced to different foods. Sometimes they are simple alterations and others are things…
  • Greek Caramelized Onions | Metaxa Onions

    Kenton Kotsiris
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Jane and I are getting pretty excited. Our European trip is just right around the corner. This year we’ve decided to spend some time visiting other places besides Greece, which I must admit was a difficult choice. However, we’ll be spending roughly a month there next summer, so that helps ease the pain. If there is one thing Jane and I love more than cooking – it’s traveling. Europe has so much to offer via history, culture, and picturesque towns. When it comes time to plan a trip, it’s always so hard to pick where to go. In all our time traveling however, we’ve learned one…
  • Vyssinatha | Greek Cherry Cordial

    Kenton Kotsiris
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    In our last post, we talked about how we spent labor day weekend at the beach. It was hot. In Greece when it’s hot, and there is sour cherry spoon sweets being made, there is one thing that is never hard to find. It’s a refreshing drink made with the syrup from the spoon sweet. It’s delicious. It’s called: Vyssinatha (βυσσινάδα) It might just be the single most refreshing and easiest thing to make. I don’t know how well known it is with tourist, but in Greece it’s pretty popular in the summer time. Therefore, we’re excited to introduce it to those of you that haven’t…
  • Cherry Spoon Sweet | Γλυκο Βυσσινο

    Kenton Kotsiris
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Here in the states, we’re coming off a three day weekend. Jane and I love three day weekends (who doesn’t?) because it gives us a chance to decompress, unplug, and either do something grand or nothing at all. For some reason, we always feel guilty when a weekend passes us by. Normally, it’s reserved for running errands and doing all the other stuff you’re unable to do during the week, so we’re usually pretty busy. However, on three day weekends, we feel less guilty lounging around and relaxing. Some friends invited us to hang out at the beach for an all day event, and I mean all…
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    Penny's Recipes

  • Halloumi Cheese And Chickpeas

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Halloumi Cheese and Chickpeas - Quick and easy midweek supper recipe. Low cost too! Read More... The post Halloumi Cheese And Chickpeas appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Butternut Squash Curry

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    Butternut Squash curry - Easy and delicious vegetarian curry recipe with squas, peppers and lentils Read More... The post Butternut Squash Curry appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Goats Cheese Quiche

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Tasty and easy quiche recipe using leek and goats cheese which go together perfectly. Suitable for dinner, packed lunches, picnics or a buffet,. The pastry is made from spelt flour but you can substitute with wheat flour, either wholemeal or white if you prefer - or even use ready made pastry! Read More... The post Goats Cheese Quiche appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • How To Cook Cauliflower

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    This nutritious and often under rated vegetable, is available most of the year and is very versatile as a side dish, main course or soup. Read More... The post How To Cook Cauliflower appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Spelt Fruit Scones

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    These Spelt Fruit Scones are really light. Spelt flour is an ancient grain popular for its low gluten and high vitamin content. Read More... The post Spelt Fruit Scones appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
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    Red Beans and Eric... err Rice!

  • Pork Chop NOLA

    Eric Olsson
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is one of my favorite ways to cook pork chops.  Sometimes it’s a nice fat juicy piece of pork that goes perfectly as a side to red beans and rice on a Monday, sometimes it’s a thin cut boneless piece that has so many different uses.  I usually pan fry the pork chops, but I read about cooking them under the broiler from an old clipped out Good Housekeeping article my mother gave me.  My wife thinks it’s funny I get her old magazines after she reads them, it’s even funnier when she catches me reading Women’s Day! I used a light version of a Creole Seasoning…
  • How Do You Red Bean, GEORGE GRAHAM?

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you want to explore the uniqueness of the area of Louisiana called Acadiana, you have to follow George Graham’s blog, ACADIANA TABLE.  The blog features George’s life in the culturally rich area of southwest Louisiana with his wife and daughter.  He shares wonderful stories with some of the finest Creole and Cajun recipes you’ll find anywhere.  Besides the stories, you’ll also get lost in his photographs.  His pictures are amazing! Acadiana Table is not only receiving high acclaim from the growing number of followers, but also from the likes of Saveur magazine.
  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Creole Roasted Potatoes

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether it’s Mr. B’s Bistro‘s bacon wrapped shrimp and grits or the house made bacon at Cochon Butcher, there’s no shortage of places to grab some great bacon inspired meals in the land of gumbo and red beans.  In fact, if you love pralines, you have to stop by Elizabeth’s Restaurant at 601 Gallier Street and grab an order of the Bacon Pralines. I make every excuse at home to cook up a batch of bacon.  In the past, I’ve tried cooking bacon in the microwave.  It took forever to cook, the pieces cooked uneven, plus, I hated the trail of grease that…
  • How Do You Red Bean, LAURA CAYOUETTE?

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Laura Cayouette started the popular New Orleans blog, LA to NOLA, as an anonymous actress telling her journey about moving from LaLaLand to New Orleans. It was a way for her to stay in touch with friends that she left behind in California. As the blog’s following quickly began to grow, she began to share more about herself and what an amazing place her new hometown is. The 20-year veteran of movies, television and commercials, also has a Master’s Degree in creative writing and English literature. Before acting, Laura was a college teacher. In her current profession, she still…
  • French Bread Pizza

    Eric Olsson
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have always loved French Bread Pizza.  In the past when I made it, it was a frozen Stouffer’s, and honestly, nothing compared to it.  It’s like ravioli for me, nothing compares to Chef Boyardee.  Don’t laugh at me, but I would take a hot bowl of his canned ravioli over Olive Garden’s any day. The hardest thing with trying to make French Bread Pizza at home is the issue with soggy bread once all the sauce it added – the bread no longer supports the toppings.  Do you have the same issue?  When I wanted to make French Bread Pizza at home, I stuck with using…
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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

  • How to cook Spicy Prawns

    Nitesh Singh
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    This is a very tangy and spicy prawns recipe.This recipe has a lot of Indian flavouring. Note: You can avoid coconut oil and go with other cooking oil..but coconut oils brings the actual south indian flavouring. Enjoy this delicious meal!!! Image Source: Ingredients: White prawns : 250 gm Kashmiri red chilly powder: 1/2 tsp Coconut oil: 4 tsp
  • Mexican Grilled Chicken

    Nitesh Singh
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Ingredients: 8 chicken thighs Onion: 1/2  Garlic: 1 large  clove Mexican oregano: 1/2 teaspoon  Olive oil: 1/4 cup  Cumin: 1/2 teaspoon  Salt: 1 teaspoon  Black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon  Dried chipotle powder: 1/4 teaspoon  Paprika: 1 teaspoon  Lime: 1 Apple cider vinegar:  2 tablespoons  Cilantro leaf : 1 handful Image Credit: Method: Put all marinade
  • Pasta Salad

    Nitesh Singh
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Ingredients: Cooked Pasta: 1 pound Garlic Powder:  1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper: 1/4 tsp Green Pepper, sliced: 1 Chicken breast cooked and diced: 1 and 1/2 cup Grated carrot : 1 Stuffed olives, sliced : 1/4 cup Onion: 1/2 medium Celery stalk, chopped: 1 Thin sliced green piece: 1/2 cup Kidney beans, boiled or roasted : 1/2 cups Catalina Dressing or Bleu Cheese dressing: 1/2 cup Method:
  • Prawns Momo

    Nitesh Singh
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Ingredients: Prawn (small) boiled:500 grams (dark dorsal vein removed ) Rice flour: 1 cup Coconut grated: 1 cup (optional) Onions, finely chopped: 2 medium Oil: 3 tablespoons Curry leaves: 10  Salt to taste Turmeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon Coriander leaves: 2 tablespoons Tomato sauce: 3 tablespoons Green chillies, chopped: 2  Tomato, chopped: 1 medium Image Courtesy:
  • Fish Fry Northern Karnataka Style

    Nitesh Singh
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Ingredients: Fish: 4 (any fish which you would like) Ginger paste: 1 Tablespoon Garlic paste: 1 Tablespoon Chilli Powder: 2 Tablespoons Turmeric Powder: 1⁄4 Teaspoon Pepper Powder: 1 Teaspoon Salt Lemon: 1 Coconut Oil to shallow fry Rawa (Semolina): to coat the fish. Method: Clean the fish properly, make make small slits in to fish so that the marinade reaches the inner flesh In a
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Peach Ginger Smoothies

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Who doesn’t love a frothy fruit smoothie on a warm summer’s day… Wait. What? It’s not summer anymore, you say? PSH! Labor Day might be behind us, but fall doesn’t officially start until next week. So that means I can still have smoothies and eat watermelon and fire up the grill for at least a few more days. Regardless, I actually make these peach smoothies all year long. The trick to the perfect smoothie is to not use fresh peaches. So it doesn’t matter it peaches are in season or not! Here are a few peach smoothie tips: If you’re not a fan of ginger,…
  • Comfort Food Time: Sweet Cornbread Muffin Recipe

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The other night I was making chili, a less spicy version of Allison’s chili, and I wanted to make cornbread to go with it. I usually go the easy way and use a mix. But I didn’t have one. I started looking for a simple cornbread recipe to make and came across a recipe posted at Looked simple enough and I had all the ingredients. I also like to put it in a muffin pan. If you have extra you can wrap them individually and put them in the freezer for the next time you make chili. I baked the cornbread muffins while I made the chili. Nothing like having warm muffins…
  • Garlic Rosemary Baked Salmon with Feta

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The other day, I stopped by the grocery store for a few items…and ended up coming out with an entire cart. They were having amazing sales on items we use often, so no regrets! This actually happens more often than not, causing my boyfriend to shake his head and laugh. What can I say? I love grocery shopping, especially when I get good deals. He certainly doesn’t complain when I have enough money left over in our weekly budget to buy an extra video game for his new PS4. Anyway, one item that was on sale was salmon. This is a fish I don’t typically use – we prefer white…
  • 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…
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  • Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    These rich and velvety chocolate orange cupcakes are made with dark orange chocolate and topped with a soft, Peruvian milk chocolate and orange buttercream.  Yum! This beautiful recipe will make 12 perfectly sized cupcakes and enough buttercream to pipe onto them (with a little extra, just in case you like to lick the bowl). Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Serves: 8 cupcakesServing Size: 132gCalories per serving: 466Fat per serving: 19.7 IngredientsCupcakes 120g plain flour 140g caster sugar 1tsp baking powder 40g softened…
  • Grilled Swordfish Steak with a Pesto, Chili & Lemon Crust

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Swordfish is a particularly meaty fish and it can be cooked in a number of ways. The flavour and texture is fairly similar to tuna steak, but swordfish steak definitely wins in my opinion. I tried out this recipe after cooking swordfish the same way for a long time. It’s really easy to just get in your comfort zone with fish and just simply pan fry it with some sale and pepper seasoning. If you really want to do something different then this recipe is a perfect starting point. If you’ve never made pesto before, don’t worry, it’s SO easy. I made it all the time when I…
  • Win a Three Month’s Supply of Portlebay Popcorn

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Delicious, gourmet and hand popped in Devon: win a three month’s supply of Portlebay Popcorn! All you need to do to be in for a chance of winning is to enter via the widget below (UK only) – it’s as simple as that a Rafflecopter giveaway A bit different from your average squidgy toffee popcorn, Portlebay Popcorn has set the bar with unique and unusual flavours. Munch your way through bags and bags of Wasabi & Sweet Ginger, Sweet & Salty Kracklecorn, Chilli & Lime and Orchard Wood Smoked Cheddar. Plus try their brand new fruity sweet flavours: Lemon Sherbet, Cinnamon…
  • Cheese, Garlic & Tomato Pasta Bake

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    If you love a bit of comfort food then this pasta bake will be perfect. Whenever Laura and I have had a tough week of work we always cook up a pasta bake and then binge on some TV. Not the most healthy of nights but it’s a great way to relax! The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s incredibly cheap to make and it will last a few days after you’ve cooked it (in the fridge) so you can have it for a snack in the office during the week. I like to use fusilli pasta within this pasta bake but you can really use whatever you like. Both penne and conchiglioni are good…
  • The Perfect Seafood Paella

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    If you’re into seafood like me and Laura are, you’ll be drooling over this dish. We both love paella and it’s one of those meals that we will often look out for on the menu of restaurants, especially when we’re abroad. The strange thing is that up until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t actually made a paella myself. I’d eaten tons of the stuff out at restaurants but never got round to treating Laura (and more importantly, myself!) to a homemade version. Within most paella recipes there is chorizo, but because we don’t eat meat we’ve omitted it from…
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    Kip Kitchen

  • Deep Fried Camembert Cheese Recipe — Fried Cheese Wedges Starter

    Arnaud Pinoit
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two Camembert cheese. Some love it. Some hate it. If you love it, read on. (Sorry, haters, but there are probably other recipes you'll like here) The post Deep Fried Camembert Cheese Recipe — Fried Cheese Wedges Starter appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • 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.
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    Rasoi Menu - A collection of tasty recipes for foodies

  • Homemade Potato Chips Recipe - Snacks Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Potato chips are anytime and everybody’s all-time favorite snacks. Today I am sharing a homemade potato chips recipe which is sun dried chips. Sun dried chips taste better than microwave made or made with any other method. My mother usually prefers to make potato chips at home as its healthier way and also you can make it anytime as per your requirements.  To make potato chips at home you
  • Rava Ladoo Recipe - Suji Ladoo Recipe - Diwali Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    Rava Ladoo is very easy to make Indian sweet recipe which is suitable to all Indian festivals like Navratri, Diwali and other special occasions. Rava Ladoo is made from Rava (semolina), ghee and dry fruits. In this recipe I have not used coconut; if you wish to use it then you can also use it. Let’s learn easy to make homemade rava ladoo recipe with few steps. Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
  • Fafda Recipe - Gujarati Snacks Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Fafda is a traditional Gujarati Snacks which represents the identity of Gujarat. Fafda is made from gram flour and other Indian spices which is very easy to make and very delicious to eat. Fafda is eaten with Papaya sambharo and Gujarati Kadhi. During Navratri and Dasera it’s a tradition to eat Fafda and Jalebi. Here is the recipe for homemade Fafda. Preparation Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 30
  • Broccoli & Carrot Bake Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Enjoy a classic broccoli & carrot bake recipe, best for a holiday and festival seasons or for weekend meals. Let’s make broccoli & carrot bake recipe for family and friends. Preparation Time: 25 MinutesCooking Time: 45 MinutesServings: 4 Persons Ingredients 150 gm broccoli - broken into small florets 1 cup carrot - cut into small cubes 2 tablespoon corn flour 1 ½ cups milk 1 finely chopped
  • Gujarati Kadhi Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Gujarati Kadhi is a very famous, healthy yogurt based food dish. Kadhi is eaten with Plain Rice, Khichdi and also served with Gujarati Snackes like Fafda, Gota, Papdi and more. In India, Specially in Gujarat, on the occasion of dasehra, last day of navratri, people eat fafda with kadhi and papaya sambharo. Here is the recipe of Guajarati kadhi which is easy, quick, delicious and very tasty.
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    I Eat Therefore I Cook

  • Huevos Rancheros Pizza

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    So I know this recipe sounds kind of odd. But seriously, this is one of the best things I have made in a while. Re-fried beans replace pizza sauce and then it is topped with cheese, jalapeno, chicken chorizo, onion and egg. Once you take the pizza out of the oven, you add fresh tomatoes, cilantro and avocado. Super satisfying and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Mix re-fried beans with diced tomatoes and jalapeno. Make sure you get quality re-fried beans, since they are one of the main components of the pizza. Spread the beans on a pre-made crust. I used Rustic Pizza Crust that I got…
  • Sausage Ravioli Bake

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    When plain old pasta won’t cut it, this ravioli bake will satisfy that craving. Perfect for that transition into fall, this bake combines summer veggies with the heartiness of cheesy ravioli. And the great part is this reheats wonderfully and makes a fantastic work lunch. So make your co-workers jealous and bring some for lunch. Cut up the veggies. Cook and drain the ravioli. Cook the sausage and slice into bite sized pieces. Toss the ravioli, sausage and veggies. Top with cheese and place in the oven. Sausage Ravioli Bake   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45…
  • Peach Pulled Pork

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    With the peach season coming to a close, I wanted to incorporate those last sweet and juicy peaches into a savory dish. The peaches give the BBQ sauce a slight sweet and floral flavor without overpowering the BBQ flavor. Add some slaw with a crunchy tang and you have  a great and easy meal. I put the pork in before I left for work and came how to a tender, fall off the bone meat. This is truly a meal that is easy to make during the busy school week. Add pork, peaches, onion, garlic and spices to the crock pot. The peaches and onion after 8 hours. The peaches and onions pureed with the broth.
  • Texas BBQ Beef Rib Sandwich

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    I have never had a McRib, but if there were a gourmet version of it, I imagine it would taste like this sandwich. The boneless beef ribs and cooked with hatch chilies, bbq sauce and salsa. I threw this in before work and came home to some extremely tender beef. Toast some buns and your meal is complete. Throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on low for 8 hours. Texas BBQ Beef Rib Sandwich   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 8 hours Total time 8 hours 10 mins   Tender beef cooked with chilies, bbq sauce and salsa. Served on a toasted bun for a satisfying meal.
  • Lemon Herb Stuffed Chicken Thighs

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    These are one of the easiest things you can make and they are so juicy. I have made a version of this with bone in chicken breasts, but the thighs are much easier to cook and you can finish a thigh in one sitting. This is a perfect weeknight meal for the whole family. Throw these in the oven when you get home from work and in 40 minutes you will have a great meal. Lemon Herb Stuffed Chicken Thighs   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 55 mins   Juicy chicken thighs stuffed with bread crumbs, lemon, herbs and seasoning. Author: Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook} Serves:…
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  • Coconut pista ladoo recipe | Quick coconut ladoo recipe

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Coconut pista ladoo recipe is my twist to the ever famous quick coconut ladoo that comes together in less than 10 minutes using sweetened condensed milk.Quick sweets are the need of the hour in this festive season and here is one from me for you all.With a pleasing color and sublime taste of pistachios these coconut pista ladoo will surely be a show stopper in your upcoming festive meals. You can serve these coconut ladoos as sweet in south Indian meals or dessert after meals. Kids will love this coconut pista ladoo for its color and taste,you also get the satisfaction of feeding nuts to…
  • Oven roasted cashew nuts recipe,how to roast cashews in oven

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Oven roasted cashew nuts recipe is a great guilt free snack (of course cashew nuts contains fat,but far better than any store bought chips or something) that you can munch along with tea or flipping your favorite magazine on a cold day.The temperature is dripping here and it is raining almost daily since a week and during this time of the year all we need is a steaming mug of tea with something nice to munch.I like to snack on nuts rather than chips and I also want my daughter to get on healthy snacking,so I often roast various nuts with different seasoning to avoid boredom.I have been making…
  • Besanwali simla mirch recipe

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Besanwali simla mirch recipe is a simple vegan stir fry with a splendid concoction of green bell pepper(simla mirch) and gram flour(besan). This side dish recipe is from Karnataka. Just after getting married we lived in Bangalore for an year before moving to Chennai and the owner pf the house,where we stayed used to stay would treat us with many delicacies she prepared. I think she took pity on me as I did not even know to cook rice properly by then,she used to send some or the other kind of food very often. I still remember those days,two dishes that I could decently manage were vatha…
  • Aval cutlet recipe | Poha cutlet recipe

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Aval cutlet recipe/poha cutlet recipe is an easy to make all time favorite snack of mine. Aval/beaten rice/poha is one of my favorite ingredients that I largely depend up on for quick cooking.This poha cutlet recipe will be a great breakfast for kids/toddlers  and also a nice tea time snack for adults too. I grew up eating this cutlet,these poha cutlets were often made at home for quick evening snacks.I think mom got this recipe from a magazine years back and I got the recipe from her.What I like the most about this cutlet is the addition of peanuts,they add such a wonderful nutty…
  • Paneer capsicum masala recipe,how to make paneer capsicum

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    Paneer capsicum masala recipe is a rich cashew nut based gravy with paneer ans green bell pepper.whenever we restaurants,I end up ordering panner butter masala or kadai paneer or any other paneer recipes.,even though I go determined to try something new,my order would be butter naan-paneer butter masala . My husband gets irritated sometimes with the repeated order or he keeps teasing me,the other day when we went to eat out he did not allow me to order for paneer butter masala,so I was forced to look for some other option and saw this paneer capsicum masala,I ordered this thinking well there…
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    The Low Fat Chick | Healthy, Low Fat Recipes

  • Quick & Easy: Rosemary Cheddar Muffin Biscuits

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Found this recipe on but it was not skinny enough for me. I substituted some ingredients and fell in love with this recipe. Light, airy, and so tasty. I kept eating these with my breakfast, but it makes great muffins for a dinner meal as well. Very easy!  Goes into my vault of regular […]
  • Healthy Food on a Modest Budget

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    If you’ve tried to buy healthy food at the grocery store, you might have been put off by the price. After all, organic apples are so much more expensive than conventionally grown ones, and whole grain snack crackers cost more than white soda crackers. But those price comparisons are not the whole picture – maybe […]
  • Tuna Noodle Casserole

    3 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Tuna noodle casserole is an all time favorite. It can sometimes be a little rich with calories, so I opted to lower the calories and saturated fat by using 1% milk, olive oil, and reduced fat cheese. Unfortunately, I did not reduce the butter in the sauce because it is required for a bechamel sauce. […]
  • Cooking at Home – How It Can Make all the Difference

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    These days, with the economy faltering, people are turning to their home stoves and cookware rather than dialing up for take-out or delivery, or heading to a restaurant. Other times people choose to eat at home because they think it’s healthier and better for the family, and finances are only part of that. Regardless, cooking […]
  • Shrimp Enchiladas

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
    I love enchiladas but it is difficult to make a healthy version when lots of meat and cheese are involved. Using shrimp instead cuts the fat down significantly.  I have made shrimp enchiladas before, but these were very spicy and not for a family. This recipe can be shared with your family, as it is […]
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  • Rava Fish Fry

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Rava Fish Fry Ingredients: Fish – 250 gms( I used basa fish fillet boneless n skinless) Lemon juice – 1 tsp Salt to taste Ginger, garlic & green chilli paste – 1 tsp Red chili powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Rava / Semolina – 4 tbsp Oil for frying Rava Fish Fry Rava Fish Fry Preparation: Marinate the fish piece with lemon juice, salt, ginger, garlic & green chilli paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder & mix it well. Let the fish marinate for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes gently dust the fish with rava & coat well. Heat oil…
  • Dry Fruit Saffron Rice

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Dry Fruit Saffron Rice Ingredients: Cooked Raw Rice – 1 cup Chopped Cashew nuts Chopped Dates Chopped Almond Raisins Sugar – 3 tbsp Cardamom pods Ghee Saffron in milk Dry Fruit Saffron Rice Preparation: Heat some ghee in a pan and roast the chopped almonds and cashews. Once they start turning brown, add raisins and dates. Roast them and then transfer the mixture into a bowl. In the same pan, add some ghee & cooked raw rice. Toss them over low flame. Then, add saffron milk, cardamom powder, dry fruits – nut mixture and sugar to it. Mix well. Recipe Video: The post Dry…
  • 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…
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  • Fried Egg Advice, From a Few Professionals

    Hollis Miller
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In our Phone a Friend column, we'll be asking some of our friends around the food world about how they cook and eat. And we want you to join the conversation, too.  Today: We talk to the experts about how they make and take their fried eggs. After learning to boil pasta, the second thing most people master in the kitchen is how to fry an egg. And while it can be an easy task, perfecting this breakfast staple (and excellent addition to any meal) can take some time and wisdom. But once you have your favorite recipe and technique mastered, you'll be frying eggs all the time -- so you…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Garlic

    Lindsay-Jean Hard
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. Today: We're still all about alliums, and you should be too, assuming you've got a good head on your shoulders -- or a good head of garlic in your kitchen. There are many, many varieties of garlic, but they can all be classified as either hardneck or softneck garlic. Softneck garlic truly has a soft neck, meaning the central stalk is pliable enough to be manipulated -- this is the type used to make garlic braids. Softneck garlic tends to be milder in flavor and to…
  • What to Do with an Overload of Persimmons

    Hollis Miller
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going. Today: Discover the many ways to use these vibrant, cool weather fruits. If you’re looking for a bright, sweet fruit to enjoy throughout the fall and into the dead of the winter, turn to persimmons. These fiery-colored fruits go well in both savory and sweet dishes, but when you have, say, 20 pounds of them, as CLK does, figuring out how to use…
  • 4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner. It's a recipe that may not have won -- or even been entered in -- a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Every other Saturday, we'll review our most recent favorites. Thanks to our community, we've got four more recipes to add to our arsenal -- and we wanted you to have a second look. See our most recent Wildcard Winners below, and get cooking! Chicken Caesar Salad with Anchovy-Caesar Vinaigrette and Garlic-Parmesan Croutons by chilmarkgal    Spicy, Peanutty Udon with…
  • 3 Things to Pick Up at the Market This Weekend

    Lindsay-Jean Hard
    20 Sep 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.  Maybe we're inspired by the purple streaks in the sunsets lately, or the last of the purple-kissed Indigo Rose tomatoes that we're roasting with a sprinkle of N. 5 Breeze, but it just so happens that this week's shopping list was unintentionally brought to you by the letter P. Here’s what the Food52 editors can’t wait to pick up this weekend --…
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  • Chicken With Mushrooms And Saffron

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    As most of the recipes I have been posting, this chicken with mushrooms and saffron is a healthy, easy and loaded with flavor. I often make chicken with mushrooms and broccoli for a quick weeknight dinner.  But this time, I thought I’d change the flavor a bit and cook the chicken with saffron instead of […] The post Chicken With Mushrooms And Saffron appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Broccoli And Cauliflower Gratin

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Broccoli and cauliflower are a great source of vitamin C. But let’s be honest, they can be just a tad boring. Making them into a gratin will jazz them up a bit and give them more flavor. Also, this broccoli and cauliflower gratin is a great substitute for Mc & Cheese if you are looking […] The post Broccoli And Cauliflower Gratin appeared first on Tajoon.
  • How To Make a Béchamel Sauce (White Sauce)

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    In this post, I will show you how to make a béchamel sauce (white sauce) because I will be using it in a lot of gratin and casserole recipes. The béchamel sauce is the french white sauce. It sounds fancy and complicated, but it’s pretty easy to make. I had been making the béchamel since I […] The post How To Make a Béchamel Sauce (White Sauce) appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Olive Hummus

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    I have been buying Olive Hummus for years. It is my absolute favorite dip. Although, I have to say, I am not really big on hummus. But add some olives and I am in love. Actually, since I have a middle eastern background, anything with olives does it for me. One day I decided to […] The post Olive Hummus appeared first on Tajoon.
  • 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.
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  • Mango Insalata Caprese

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Insalata caprese (meaning, the salad from Capri) is the perfect summertime dish. I first experienced how delicious mangos in a caprese salad could be while enjoying a Thursday night (a.k.a. “little Friday”) get together with friends at a neighboring café that serves up authentic Italian slow food. The great thing about this salad is that you can throw it together in minutes. Though, because this salad is so simple, top-quality ingredients are imperative. Look for the most aromatic tomatoes you can get your hands on, a large ball of fresh buffalo mozzarella (mozzarella di bufala),…
  • Pasta with Lamb Merguez and Porcini Mushrooms

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sometimes you just crave something comforting. Comforting as I know it, usually means pasta. With 30 minutes, there is plenty of time to make this tasty dinner recipe, which takes about 3% effort! Lamb merguez and porcini mushrooms pair beautifully together. With porcini mushrooms earthy and somewhat nutty flavor and merguez signature spice, this dish boasts simplicity and full flavor. Merguez, is a North African lamb sausage. It’s spicy and delicious, with wonderful lamb flavor. Popular in Europe, especially in France, it pairs well with Mediterranean flavors, as well as traditional…
  • Spicy Black Bean and Roasted Corn Soup

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Roasted sweet, ripe summer corn with black beans makes for a richly satisfying soup. When fresh corn isn’t in season just use thawed frozen corn. I also like to use dried black beans rather than convenient canned beans. Yes, they may take a surprising amount of time to cook, but they are little bombshells of flavor and are completely worth the effort. Seriously, big difference in flavor and texture. Plus, just think about the cost savings (that is, if you eat loads of beans) not to mention what’s better for the environment. Preparing dried beans: Soaking beans in water helps them…
  • Pasta with Smoked Sardines and Lemon

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This was one of those unintendedly successful dinners. I had planned to make a nice homemade corn chowder, however that takes time. Yes, the kind with real corn and soaked black beans. The no shortcuts kinda corn chowder. And actually the kind of chowder, sans the chowder, since what defines chowder is that’s it’s actually a thick, rich soup made with cream. Mine is without cream. So I guess I will just have to call corn soup. How utterly dull. How about spicy black bean and roasted corn soup? Somehow that has a much more appetizing melody. So, with the sun shining and feeling the need to…
  • Octopus with White Wine, Cherry Tomatoes and Parsley

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Octopus is something I don’t make often, but I definitely love eating it. On our last trip to Greece, we devoured it every day, sometimes twice a day, grilled, marinated, you name it. It’s easy enough to prepare yourself, however takes a little time. If you are looking for a shortcut, then try picking up already cooked octopus, marinated in oil (not pickled in vinegar) at your local market. The key to cooking octopus it cooking it slowly, with no further ado. We don’t want rubbery octopus do we? Keeping the cooking time to a minimal will only give you a chewy texture; of course,…
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  • Ma's Home Cooking : Aloo Posto

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:13 am
    My blog posts (and diet) have become fairly meaty in the last few weeks and I am starting to crave the simplicity of some good old vegetarian classics. To a bong, there is no vegetarian dish more classic than 'Aloo Posto' - A simple potato dish cooked with poppy seeds. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a boring dish though, because it is packed full of flavor. Oh, and enjoy your tryptophan induced food coma!Yield - Serves 2-3Prep Time - 5 Minutes plus overnight soakingCook Time - 25 MinutesAloo Posto - A Bengali ClassicIngredients4 Tablespoons - Poppy Seeds*1/2 Cup - Water3 - Potatoes1/2…
  • Game Night Beer Chili

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    I love game nights! They are a fantastic way to get a group of people to relax, unwind and have an absolute ball of a time. My voice is still a bit hoarse from all the screaming and laughing during our last game night. Food, wine and 'Taboo' are sure shot ingredients for a smashing fun evening. Chili is an easy choice for game night food. It can feed a crowd and you can mix things up with a variety of toppings. Best of all, it tastes better the next day, so you can make it ahead of time for a stress free game night. The only thing to watch out for is the average heat tolerance of…
  • 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…
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    The Eat More Food Project

  • Baja Fish Salad

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    Are you a kitchen dancer? Certain songs are just made for dancing around your kitchen, singing at the top of your lungs – mainly those with lyrics that are total nonsense. Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do? Mama say mama sah mama koo sah? Su su sudio? Galileo Galileo will you do the fandango? Whatever Snow is saying in that song Informer?? This, super easy, Baja Fish Taco Salad is perfect for turning on your favorite nonsense lyric song, singing wildly into your carrot microphone, and still putting something really impressive on the dinner table. Other than baking the fish, it’s…
  • Pickled Red Onions

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    My husband and I honeymooned in Mexico on Isla Mujeres, a small island. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort, but our wedding guests generously sprang for us to eat and drink all over the island and tool around on golf carts. One of the things I enjoyed particularly were the pickled red onions. Even though these are made with strong, white vinegar, the flavor is really balanced because of the fruit juices. Put this on errrrrythang (click each phrase for pictures) – burgers, steaks, greens, deviled eggs, bagels with cream cheese, potato salad, BBQ Chicken Brats with Spicy Mustard. This…
  • Pork Stir Fry with Scallion Sauce

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Surprise!! If you are keeping up with me via RSS or email, this post will come as a big surprise. I’ve changed the schedule to posting every Monday morning to start off the week on the right note! What was I thinking sending my recipes out on Fridays when everyone’s thoughts are on takeout and sweats and watermelon beer?? Okay, moving along…. I love a good stir fry. After a long day at work or when it’s too hot to be in the kitchen for long, they are the best. Once you get all your ingredients chopped and ready to go, the dish is done very quickly. When I was thinking…
  • Sausage Dressing Mini Quiches

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Is it Thanksgiving yet?? My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the dressing. Or is it stuffing? Whatever we’re calling it these days, I adore that combination of flavors and I look for any excuse throughout the year to bring it back. These mini quiches are super easy to make, require very few ingredients and are great served hot for breakfast or served room-temperature as an appetizer. Ingredients: 3 pre-cooked, frozen breakfast sausage links, chopped 1 stick of celery, minced 1/4 red bell pepper, minced 1/4 white onion, minced 1/4 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese 2 eggs 1/2…
  • 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…
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    Sian's Magazine

  • Quick and Healthy Dinners – Meal Plan

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
  • 7 Natural Tricks To Get Rid Of Unpleasant Smells

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    While I love cooking up fresh fish, curries, cabbage and broccoli, I really hate the smell that lingers around the house after making these dishes. However,  with these ‘natural’ tricks, you can banish these smells by either blasting them away or replacing them with gently simmering bouquets of spices and citrus. They even work for my pet hate that greasy ‘deep fat fryer’ smell (not that I would ever advocate the use of that!!! :))1. Coffee RoastingMaking a good strong pot of ground coffee during and after cooking helps absorb and disguise unpleasant smells. Follow the Home Roast…
  • Can you cook chicken from frozen?

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I received a lot of response from the article last week on 17 Ways to Avoid Food Poisoning from Chicken. The feedback was good and many of the points were helpful, however there was still some concern as to whether you can cook chicken from frozen.The NHS says it is best to:Defrost meat and fish thoroughly before cooking. Lots of liquid will come out as meat thaws, so stand it in a bowl to stop bacteria in the juice spreading to other things.Defrost meat and fish in a microwave if you intend to cook it straight away, or put it in the fridge to thaw so it doesn’t get too warm.Cook the…
  • Easy, Delicious Dinners – Meal Plan

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
  • 11 Foods That You Can Use In Not So Traditional Ways

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whether it’s a treat, unexpected visitors or experimenting with a new recipe, there’s nothing like being in the mood for a bit of spontaneous cooking. So what’s going to stop the fun?  Just a missing ingredient or two could stop you in your tracks. I’ve been there too so check out my list of substitute ingredients which I’ve used in my time and in some cases have even replaced the original ingredient either because they are healthier or because they taste better.1. Avocado for cream in chocolate mousseThis is one I made because I had all the ingredients bar the cream (an essential…
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    Chef Masterclasses

  • Indonesian Eggs

    Chef Masterclasses
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Here’s a super easy (and healthy!) take on Indonesian Eggs, cooked with free range eggs from Valley Park Farms! Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 2 x eggs 1 x cup of mixed shredded Asian veggies 1 x cup fresh bean shoots 1 x cup pre-cooked brown rice 1 tablespoon mild chilli sambal ¼ cup of toasted peanuts (optional) ¼ cup of torn fresh coriander METHOD Get your wok or fry-pan nice and hot, and wilt down the shredded Asian veggies and the bean shoot. Add the rice & combine until the rice is heated through and remove to a serving plate. Fry two eggs until yolks are set and slide them onto your…
  • We Visit Valley Park Farms

    Chef Masterclasses
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    We were blown away by not only the caring staff and the actual set up of Valley Park farm in Seymour, Victoria, but also the happy, healthy chooks, pecking and scratching and just being happy chickens, in a massive expanse of glorious farm land. I was able to have a chat to Ralph Burd and Morry Wroby (owners) about the farm, so I could show you all what a true ‘free range egg farm’ looks like.   Pin It
  • Quick Chinese Fried Rice

    Chef Masterclasses
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 1 tsp light soy sauce 2 tbs vegetable oil 3 lap cheong (Chinese sausage), thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 brown onion, thinly sliced 100g Chinese broccoli, sliced 100g snow peas, sliced 150g frozen corn kernels 4 cups cooked rice 1/4 cup light soy sauce 3 spring onions, finely sliced 2 tsp sesame oil METHOD Whisk eggs with 1 tsp of soy and 1 tbs of water to make the omelette. Heat 1 tbs of vegetable oil in a wok over high heat, pour in egg mix and with a spatula drag the mixture from the centre out to the edges. When the omelette looks set on the bottom,…
  • 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,…
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    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    When you think of a side or even starter salad, I’m sure your mind probably fills with bad memories of dry, perhaps even soggy iceberg lettuce scattered onto a plat with a few cherry tomatoes or a slice of red onion – if you’re lucky! There’s no reason for salads to be this way, well not any longer. You can quite easily classify any dressed vegetables. I’m not even sure if this would class as a salad, but I will call it that anyway. It’s not hard to make vegetables taste delicious if you’re willing to put a small amount of effort into preparing them.

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Avocados are a great source of vitamin e, folate and fibre. There are just so many benefits to this fruit, I could go on promoting them all day. Asides from being great for you, they’re also such an amazing, versatile ingredient – not only able to make a dark, indulgent chocolate mousse, or a creamy smoothie, but also able to make a wonderful pasta sauce! Tonight, I made a creamy sauce combining almond milk, ginger, garlic and other delicious ingredients to make a bold, flavoursome sauce with some quinoa spaghetti. This is quite a rich sauce, so you only need a small amount per…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    I’m always looking for ways to create recipes that are simple, natural and healthy, but also delicious. To some, this may seem like a difficult task, but I don’t mind the challenge! I’ve found that once you’ve conquered the battle of removing harmful overly processed foods and refined sugars from your diet, you can appreciate the beauty of real ingredients and flavours. Not only do your desires for different tastes change, but you also begin to notice different textures of foods, and prioritise them as much as the taste. As you know, many pre-made preserves and spreads…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Making your own veggie burgers is such a fun and easy way to make a nutritious, filling and tasty meal. The lentils in these burgers provide a great source of lean protein and enable the burgers to leave you feeling full and replenished with energy. I also packed these burgers with spices and tomato to  create a rich, tangy flavour – which to me, makes the perfect taste. For an added crunch, I used grated carrot, to provide a contrasting texture between the smoothness of the lentils, and leave these burgers with a fresh taste.   Carrot, Lentil and Tomato Burgers – makes…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Once you make your own chocolate, you begin to doubt why you ever enjoyed the sugar filled, artificial kind in the first place. Home made allows you to decide the richness, sweetness and texture you desire to perfectly suit you. I love making my own chocolate, and today I decided to combine it with nuts and raisins for an extra crunch and sweetness. I could eat this all day! I hope you like this as much as I do. You can’t beat fruit and nut! Raw Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bark: Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups cacao 1 1/2 cups cocoa butter 1/2 cup coconut nectar sugar 4 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 cup…
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  • Stewed Vegetables

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    Vegetable dishes in Spain are often served as a separate course and sometimes as a main course. Pisto manchego can be served in these ways and also as a side dish. Ingredient :  1/4  c. olive or other cooking oil 1 medium-sized onion, sliced 4 small zucchini, sliced 3 medium-sized tomatoes, peeled* and chopped, or 1 16-oz. can (about 2 c.) tomatoes, cut up with a spoon 2 or 3 potatoes, peeled and 1/4 c. finely chopped fresh parsley 1 clove garlic, minced, or ¥ tsp. garlic salt Praparation :  1.Heat oil in a large heavy skillet or deep pot. Add onion and cook until Add zucchini,…
  • Paella

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
      Paella has no English translation. Served in nearly every home and restaurant, it is Spain’s national dish. Spanish cooks make it in a shallow, two-handled black skillet called a paella pan. The pan is taken directly from the stove-top to table, where the dish is served by the person at the head of the table. Ingredient  12 small fresh clams in shells or 1/2 c. canned cooked clams 12 medium-sized fresh shrimp in shells or 1/2 c. canned cooked shrimp 8 oz. chorizo or other garlic seasoned sausage 2 tbsp. olive oil or cooking oil 1 2¥-lb. chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces 2…
  • Raita and Pachchadi

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Raitas and pachchadis based on yogurt to act as coolers in contrast to the hot and spicy chutneys that dot the Indian meal. All the recipes below serve 4 to 6 . Yogurt with Cucumbers (Punjab – North India) Ingredients: 2 green cucumbers Salt and black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons finely chopped spring onion 2 cups yogurt 1’/2 teaspoons roasted cumin seeds (optional) Garnish: 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander or mint Method: Peel the cucumbers, halve them length ways and remove the seeds. Cut the cucumbers into small dice, sprinkle with salt and leave for 15 minutes, then drain…
  • Cheese Puffs ( Gougères Bourguignonnes )

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Ingredient :  ♦ 5 Tbsp butter ♦ 1 tsp salt ♦ ¼ tsp black pepper ♦ ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ♦ 1 cup all-purpose flour ♦ 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese (Order) ♦ 5 eggs, at room temperature Preheat oven to 425º. In a saucepan, add butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to 1 cup water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low when butter melts. Preparation : Add flour all at once to mixture and cook over low heat, beating with a wooden spoon until mixture pulls away from sides of pan, about 1 mn. Remove from heat. Add cheese to pan and beat with spoon until well…
  • Tomato Rice

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Ingredients Rice 1 cup Tomatoes 1/2 can Green Pepper 1 Onions 1-2 Green Chilies 2-3 Ginger 1/2 inch Garlic 2-3 cloves Fresh coriander bunch Random spices **************** Preparation • Fry cut onions, green pepper, ginger, garlic, random spices (cloves, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves) and salt for 5 – 10 minutes. • Add tomatoes, saute for a while. • Add washed and drained rice, fry for 5 minutes or so. Add more water and cook until rice is done easy indian rice
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  • Trás-Os-Montes Own Bean Stew (Feijoada)

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Bean Stew (Feijoada in Portuguese)  is a typical Portuguese dish which is normally made with red beans, pork, smoked sausage and cabbage. It’s usually served with rice. Ingredients: 1/2 small pig’s trotter 4.2 ounces (120 grams) of bacon 1/4 pig’s head with ears 8.8 ounces (250 grams) of red beans 4 tablespoons (0.5 decilitres) of […]The post Trás-Os-Montes Own Bean Stew (Feijoada) appeared first on Recipes - Easy and Healthy Recipes.
  • Coriander Soup Recipe

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Those who appreciate the flavour of coriander, will certainly enjoy this recipe, Coriander Soup! This delicious soup is very original, but also quick and easy to make! Ingredients: 1 bunch of coriander Alentejo (Portuguese) bread or two small breads cut into silvers 3 garlic cloves 4 eggs 2 tablespoons of olive oil Boiling water seasoned […]The post Coriander Soup Recipe appeared first on Recipes - Easy and Healthy Recipes.
  • Trás-Os-Montes Style Pork Meat (Rojões)

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    For those who appreciate pork meat, here’s a very tasty rojões recipe. We didn’t forget about the chestnuts! This is a Portuguese recipe. Ingredients: 5.3 ounces (150 grams) of pork liver 21 ounces (600 grams) of clean pork meat White wine, salt, pepper and paprika to your taste 1.8 ounces (50 grams) of lard 3.5 […]The post Trás-Os-Montes Style Pork Meat (Rojões) appeared first on Recipes - Easy and Healthy Recipes.
  • French Crème Caramel Recipe (Portuguese style)

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    The Fench Crème Caramel recipe is quick and easy to make and it’s great when you have visitors. It’s a delicious desert. Ingredients: 7 ounces (200 grams) of sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon of wheat flour 2 1/5 cups (0.5 l) of milk 1/2 chalice of Port wine Juice and zest from half orange 8 tablespons […]The post French Crème Caramel Recipe (Portuguese style) appeared first on Recipes - Easy and Healthy Recipes.
  • Golden Whiting Fish with Tartar Sauce

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    For this recipe you can use both frozen and fresh whiting fish. This is a medium difficulty recipe, but the result is great! Ingredients: Salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and chopped parsley to your taste Flour to powder the fish 4 frozen or fresh whitings 1 beaten egg Frying oil How to make Golden […]The post Golden Whiting Fish with Tartar Sauce appeared first on Recipes - Easy and Healthy Recipes.
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