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  • The Secret to Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs...Every Time!

    Cooking Light: Editor's Picks
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Get a perfect, creamy yolk, firm white exterior, and an easy-to-peel shell with this hard-boiling technique.
  • Carrot Recipes

    Cooking Light: Food
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    A sure sign of spring, carrots can be used in a variety of recipes from soups and side dishes to desserts.
  • Deviled Eggs

    101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    This past weekend I saw coastal wildflowers blooming purple and yellow, misty morning vistas, colorful buoys and wave-whipped fishing boats. I saw a friendly covey of quail, flashy red-winged blackbirds, sleek, needle-nosed blue herons, and a single jack rabbit with ears tall and straight. There was crystallized honey the color of creamy butterscotch, and seals bobbing amidst the rocks at the surf line. I was visiting friends in Bolinas - the perfect overnight. We had a tasty dinner of mostly leftovers, morning coffee by a fire. When it came time to fall asleep, it was so quiet compared to…
  • Smoked Sausage and Pinto Beans Dinner

    A Year of Slow Cooking
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    I'd like to preface this post with the following disclaimer: I love my family. This is just a story.Let's just say that your husband coaches soccer for 10 twelve-year-old girls. And let's just say that due to some rather inclement weather, soccer practice has been cancelled and awful lot lately. And let's just say that somehow your house has been offered up to have soccer "practice" -- which really means that 10 hungry twelve-year-olds are going to be in your home between the hours of 4:30 and 6pm.But you're cool. You're easy-going. Instead of freaking out, you place four empty laundry…
  • Harissa Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa

    80 Breakfasts
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    Because I left you with such a heavy, stick-to-your-ribs dish last week, I thought to share something a little bit lighter now, lest you think I am totally over-indulgent (although that wouldn’t be too far from the truth).  While I do admit that I am leagues away from being a virtuous eater, I don’t eat rich, fat/meat/starch/pastry-laden meals every day.  I do, however, maintain that I only ever eat food that I like.  I cannot, even if I wanted to (and why would I want to??), eat food that feels like punishment.  Food, for me, is about pleasure.  And not all…
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    Cooking Light: Food

  • Carrot Recipes

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    A sure sign of spring, carrots can be used in a variety of recipes from soups and side dishes to desserts.
  • Cooking with Asparagus

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Don't miss out on all the ways to enjoy one of spring's brightest stars.
  • 30 Gorgeous Spring Recipes

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    From the markets and out of the gardens come the first sweet offerings of the season. Dig in with these delicious spring recipes.
  • 100 Vegetarian Meals

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Our healthy and hearty main dishes will have you swooning—sans meat.
  • Superfast Mediterranean Recipes

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    From Morocco, to Italy, to Greece, to Turkey, to the Middle East, these recipes are tasty and none take more than 20 minutes to make.
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Deviled Eggs

    Heidi Swanson
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    This past weekend I saw coastal wildflowers blooming purple and yellow, misty morning vistas, colorful buoys and wave-whipped fishing boats. I saw a friendly covey of quail, flashy red-winged blackbirds, sleek, needle-nosed blue herons, and a single jack rabbit with ears tall and straight. There was crystallized honey the color of creamy butterscotch, and seals bobbing amidst the rocks at the surf line. I was visiting friends in Bolinas - the perfect overnight. We had a tasty dinner of mostly leftovers, morning coffee by a fire. When it came time to fall asleep, it was so quiet compared to…
  • Olive Oil Braised Spring Vegetables

    Heidi Swanson
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Back in the late 90's Vogue Entertaining + Travel was the Australia-based magazine I splurged for any time I came across it on the news stand. It was gorgeously produced with the likes of Mikkel Vang, Petrina Tinslay, David Loftus, Quentin Bacon, and Con Poulos filling the pages - imagery that was modern, aspirational, and (often) lit naturally. About that time, they started publishing a series of little seasonal Vogue Entertaining Cookbooks. Over the years I collected five of the volumes, and all of them have survived multiple moves (and brazen cookbook purges). Paperback, and roughly 160…
  • Mung Yoga Bowl

    Heidi Swanson
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:51 pm
    I thought I'd show you how I took a favorite component of a recent recipe, made a minor tweak, and turned it into something completely different. Do you remember the herb-packed coconut milk from this green curry porridge? Well, it's good. Good in its own right. And if you have some on hand, it's a nice jumping off point for a meal. The luxe, cilantro-ginger creaminess makes it brilliant as a dressing, drizzle, or sandwich spread...add some eggs and you have an easy tart filling. For today's recipe I thought I'd try a version with yogurt in place of the coconut milk, and it did not…
  • Favorites List (3.25.14)

    Heidi Swanson
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Apologies in advance, I feel like I should be posting this favorites list prior to the weekend, when people have a bit more time to stretch out and read longer-format pieces. I came across a lot of great articles this month, and put a selection of them into this list. I also couldn't resist a handful of recipes that caught my attention, and a few wildcards. Enjoy! -h - The Dalai Lama's Ski Trip - Arms Wide Open - Trouble - Sarah Kersten Fermentation Crocks (thx for the custom glaze SK!) - 4-2-1 Vegetable Soup - Reading: Finished this, starting this. Looking forward to this. - Thinking these…
  • Giant Lemon Fennel Beans

    Heidi Swanson
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Baby fennel, big white beans, sliced lemon, a honey-kissed in-pan white wine sauce, all finished with a shower of chopped dill. If any of you are in a side-dish rut, I'm going to lobby for trying this. It's fast, it's good, and as a base idea, it's flexible. You can make the beans as instructed below, or use the recipe as a jumping off point. Add a poached egg on top to make a complete one bowl meal. Or, add a few cups of water (or herby broth), season well, and you have a bright, substantial stew. If you make it in an oven-proof skillet, you can top it with feta, chopped olives, and…
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    A Year of Slow Cooking

  • Smoked Sausage and Pinto Beans Dinner

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    I'd like to preface this post with the following disclaimer: I love my family. This is just a story.Let's just say that your husband coaches soccer for 10 twelve-year-old girls. And let's just say that due to some rather inclement weather, soccer practice has been cancelled and awful lot lately. And let's just say that somehow your house has been offered up to have soccer "practice" -- which really means that 10 hungry twelve-year-olds are going to be in your home between the hours of 4:30 and 6pm.But you're cool. You're easy-going. Instead of freaking out, you place four empty laundry…
  • 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Dump Cake

    21 Mar 2014 | 11:09 am
    I've wanted to post a "dump cake" recipe for a while --- but was a little worried about how it would look. I mean, I'm supposed to be a PROFESSIONAL and all --- and don't professionals keep under wraps that they shoo the kids out of the kitchen so they can lick pie filling off the lid of the can with no one watching?So when I saw Kristen, from Dine and Dish write about her insecurities blogging about dump cake I felt better. Because you know what? Not everything can be perfectly made-from-scratch with nothing-at-all artificial. This is real life, not a magazine!You'll love this customizeable…
  • Chipotle Pork Soft Tacos

    3 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    It looks like I'm on the Rachael Ray show today!I'm sorry for the last minute notice, I only just found out about 4 seconds ago. :-)  The show was taped a few weeks ago during the Great Big Huge Snow Storm of The Year of The Century and I was only supposed to be in New York for 10 hours.Instead I was there for 3 days.But all is wonderful, and today is the airing. This is the recipe I used:The Ingredientsserves 104 to 5 pound pork shoulder roast/butt (bone in or out, your choice)3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil½ teaspoon kosher salt½ teaspoon ground black pepper1 medium yellow…
  • Camping with Your Slow Cooker

    6 Feb 2014 | 11:11 am
    I didn't always like camping. I much preferred hotels or motels with maid service and a restaurant and clean towels.And then I had kids. Don't get me wrong, I still love maid service and clean towels, but I hate spending lots of money and I hate having to get kids to sit still and have "restaurant behavior" when we are on a long trip. A few days here and there is absolutely fine, but sometimes you really just want a grilled cheese sandwich or a bowl of naked pasta and don't want to wait around in a booth at Applebees.And I want my kids to be unplugged as much as possible, and I have got to…
  • Cold Weather Meal Plan for the Slow Cooker

    12 Jan 2014 | 11:16 am
    I feel like a fraud pointing out that it's been cold lately because I am right outside of San Francisco and our cold is NOTHING compared to real cold.I know. I stink. But I do have CNN and twitter so I am very very aware at how REALLY cold it can be. And I hate it if you are cold and I wish I could make global warming happen even quicker so you are no longer cold (KIDDING. that is a joke  .....  save your (frozen) tomatoes!!)If I could send everybody heating blankets and fluffy slippers, I would. Most definitely.Instead, I've got a cold-weather meal plan for you that is easy on the…
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    80 Breakfasts

  • Harissa Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    Because I left you with such a heavy, stick-to-your-ribs dish last week, I thought to share something a little bit lighter now, lest you think I am totally over-indulgent (although that wouldn’t be too far from the truth).  While I do admit that I am leagues away from being a virtuous eater, I don’t eat rich, fat/meat/starch/pastry-laden meals every day.  I do, however, maintain that I only ever eat food that I like.  I cannot, even if I wanted to (and why would I want to??), eat food that feels like punishment.  Food, for me, is about pleasure.  And not all…
  • Fabada

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    I don’t have an actual exact fabada recipe that I follow.  I have basically cobbled together bits and pieces from the way different people in my family (my mom, my dad, my uncle…you get the picture) make fabada, coupled with what I personally enjoy in it.  I've never posted it before because I didn't really have a recipe to share.  But people have asked and so I've decided to share the story of my fabada, if not the recipe, here with you.There are people who would argue what exactly makes a traditional fabada...that is not an argument I want any part of.  I make it my…
  • Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    24 Mar 2014 | 6:55 am
    Something is horribly wrong with my internet connection.  I’m loading and reloading web pages, checking and rechecking my email on the treacherous MS Outlook, starting and restarting my router…and yet still, the connection remains tenuous, sporadic, wonky.  I sigh noisily in frustration.  How can I work??  How can I do anything??Being almost fully dependent on the internet for my job, and being likewise dependent on it for my hobby (this blog), leaves me, as you can imagine, in quite the frazzled state when my ISP decides to toy with me.  I can neither work nor…
  • Orange Ginger Chicken

    15 Mar 2014 | 10:08 am
    As summer rolls around, we all look for ways to escape the steamy city fug.  Sometimes that means jetting off to one of our 7,000 (plus, plus) islands to lie on white beaches, sip chilled fruit drinks, and marvel at glorious sunsets.  Other times it means packing a whole host of toys and snacks into our car and driving to the suburbs – to one of our friends who are lucky enough to have both a garden and a pool – for a much needed break from the heat that our concrete jungle so skillfully traps within its walls.The other week, with city-escape in mind, we were at friends’ house…
  • Double Chocolate Cupcakes

    6 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    I was never any good with kids.  Which seems strange considering that I am the eldest amongst all my cousins, on both my mother’s and my father’s side.  You would think that I would be besieged with babysitting duties growing up.  But for some reason unknown to me, this was not the case.  My cousins grew up around me, and it only was when they were a little bit older that I was comfortable around them.  Babies did not enthrall me the way they did other girls, who would coo and carry them as if they were born to the task.  I took one of my toddler cousins to a…
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    Cooking the Books with Kelly-Jane

  • 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…
  • Save with Jamie

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:03 pm
    I've been absent from the blogging world for a while now, but hopefully I'm back now. There have been a variety of reasons I've not been blogging, and in the past few weeks, it's been because I cannot, no matter what I do, upload my own pictures to my draft posts. I'm thinking to do my pictures through my blog's Facebook page, so if you'd like to se them, do please 'like' on FB, see bar at the right hand side of the page.I’m starting off with Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver first published by Michael Joseph an imprint of Penguin Books in 2013. The by-line of this book is…
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    Cookie Madness

  • Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Bar Cookies

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    If you need a little baking therapy, but don’t have the energy to go shopping for ingredients, chances are this recipe will be just the ticket. It was for me. I didn’t have chocolate chips and had to use chopped milk chocolate for the topping, but other than that there weren’t any issues and I […]
  • Frozen Chocolate Brownie Mint Ice Cream Pie

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    It’s a rainy, dark morning here in Austin which suits my mood perfectly. There’s a lot going on here right now, so to unwind a bit I made something I’d been craving for a while – a frozen ice cream dessert with a brownie base. The thing with frozen brownies as a base is that […]
  • Carrot Cake Baked in an 8×12 Inch Glass Dish

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    If you need an excuse to bake a carrot cake, this carrot cake needs you! The tasting panel chose it in a side-by-side comparison to another recipe, but I’d like to hear from another baker. The recipe appears similar to other carrot cakes, but the texture is tight crumbed and light and the cake is […]
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    NOTE: Apologies for my lack of posting and this short post!  I'm trying to get ready for Easter company and I have a knee that's acting up, so I'm not getting as much done as I would like.  I'll post a proper post very soon!HAPPY EASTER AND HAPPY PASSOVER/PESACH!Above is a photo of our dinner the other night-- Farinata (Italian chickpea flour "pancake") with a topping of lightly sautéed veggies and a bit of vegan cheese, accompanied by roasted cauliflower. This is one of my favorite dishes. The recipe for the basic Farinata (and some history, too) is at this post on my…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    This recipe is an old one in our house-- I developed it for my book "The Fiber for Life Cookbook", published back in 2002.  Nothing fancy, but nutritious and delicious. My granddaughter has been enjoying them today, too.  No need for butter on these-- just a little of your favorite jam!Printable CopyBRYANNA’S PEANUT BUTTER-BANANA BRAN MUFFINS (can be soy-free)    Makes 12      All you need is a little jam or jelly on these delicious and healful muffins.ALLERGY NOTE:  If you are allergic to peanuts, use any other favorite nut butter…
  • MY VEGAN VERSION OF HUMMUS BIL “LAHME” (Hummus with Spicy “Meat” & Nut Mixture)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:38 pm
    This is a dish that I brought to a casual dinner the other night.  It's a hearty variation on plain ol' hummus, of Jordanian and Palestinian origin-- one that I've been planning to "veganize" for a while now.  I've been researching this dish for some time.  I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone's mother in that part of the globe has a different recipe for it!  Some versions use ground meat (from lots to just a little), and some use cubes. Some decorate the dish with whole chickpeas and some don't.  Yogurt or labeneh (yogurt cheese) may oor may not be dolloped on…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Since I've been limping around  with what appears to be "water-on-the-knee" I haven't exactly been cooking up a storm.  It's getting better, but I'm nervous about "2 steps forward, 1 step back", so I'm being careful.I made two simple dishes on Monday, to have on hand for lunches and snacks.  The soup is an old favorite, which I'm going to reproduce below, but the salad was a new one.  I had purchased some frozen green garbanzo beans from Costco-- something new to me-- and decided to devise a nice hearty grain and veggie salad utilizing them. ( I had previously used them in…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I like combining traditional ingredients (Southern USA, in this case) in untraditional ways.  This combo makes a delicious, fiber-and-nutrient-rich, colorful salad, which can serve as a hearty side dish or a meal in itself. It's a wonderful hot-weather dish, of course, but it's also hearty enough for a winter salad and utilizes staples you might have in your kitchen during cold-weather months. The zingy dressing is practically fat-free, too.Printable CopyBRYANNA'S SWEET POTATO AND BLACKEYED PEA SALADServes 6Salad:3 cups cooked or canned blackeyed peas, drained1 lb. orange sweet potato,…
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    Simply Recipes

  • Eggs Mimosa with Artichoke Tapenade

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    So pretty!  Have you ever heard of eggs mimosa? Neither had I until my French sweetheart introduced me to them. They’re like deviled eggs, except they’re not deviled. Instead, you stuff hard boiled egg whites and then grate the yolks over everything, resulting in a gorgeous platter reminiscent of the puff-like brilliant yellow mimosa flowers that abound in Provence and along the Mediterranean coast. Continue reading "Eggs Mimosa with Artichoke Tapenade" »
  • Ham and Asparagus Strata

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:20 pm
    You know those times when you make something so good, you can’t wait for an excuse to make it again? This is one of those times. Wow. Perfect for a spring family gathering, such as an Easter brunch, Mother’s Day, or a graduation. This ham and asparagus strata is basically a breakfast casserole, taken up a notch or two. It’s a layered casserole with cubes of rustic bread, eggs, Gruyere cheese, milk, cream, diced ham, and asparagus. It feeds a crowd. You can easily make ahead. Leftovers (if you have them, which I seriously doubt) will reheat beautifully for days. Continue…
  • Glazed Baked Ham

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Preparing a glazed ham for Easter? Check out these, from the archives. First published 2009. ~Elise A big baked ham is one of the easiest things to prepare for a holiday celebration. It’s economical, even a half-ham can feed a dozen people with leftovers, and a full ham typically goes on sale the week before Easter bringing the per-person cost down even more. The ham is already cooked, all you have to do is heat it to a serving temperature and if you want, apply a simple glaze. Continue reading "Glazed Baked Ham" »
  • Pan Simmered Pacific Black Cod

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Have you ever tried pacific black cod (also known as sable fish)? It’s a delicate, fatty fish, sustainably fished, filled with good Omega-3s, and absolutely delicious. The Whole Foods in my neighborhood has been carrying it with regularity. Here is a beautifully simple way to prepare it, taught to me by my friend and avid fisherman Hank Shaw. The fillets are simmered in a Japanese-style broth of sake, soy sauce, rice vinegar, oil, and ginger. While the fillets are cooking, you spoon the simmering sauce over the top of the fillets so that the top gets infused with the sauce as well. The…
  • Apple Pie Smoothie

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Wow! I’m doing a happy dance just thinking about this apple pie smoothie. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and it’s GREAT. Anytime you have that many “-free”s in a recipe, I’m doubtful. But I will happily drink this anytime. In fact, I drank the whole batch. (Uh huh, no self control.)  Continue reading "Apple Pie Smoothie" »
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • Slow Cooker Frittata with Broccoli, Ham, and Swiss (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    An easy-to-make and delicious slow cooker frittata for brunch or lunch!It feels like Easter has been on the back burner at my house, but I do have the excuse of having very cute houseguests for five days, an internet outage for a day, and a couple of days recovering from food poisoning!  Of course there are plenty of Easter menu ideas if you check the Easter Recipes, but I wanted to get this Slow Cooker Frittata with Broccoli, Ham, and Swiss posted just in case you're looking for a new idea for brunch, or have a surplus of eggs in the fridge after Easter.  This is my fourth time making…
  • Green Goddess Salad Dressing (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Green Goddess is one of my favorite salad dressings, and also a sign of spring!(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a flavor combination I've loved for years.  It's also something that feels like a sign of spring, because I love to make it with the earliest chives, scallions, and parsley that peeks up in the garden.  If you're never tried making this, you're in for a treat!) Have you tasted Green Goddess Salad Dressing? Green Goddess was hugely popular when I was a kid, and…
  • Twenty Favorite Asparagus Recipes from Kalyn's Kitchen (plus many more recipes from my friends)

    Kalyn Denny
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Lots of asparagus recipe ideas to feed your asparagus addiction; happy Spring!I don't know if anyone notices the schedule on the blog like I do, but I've had a couple of unplanned days off from both my blogs due to a bout with food poisoning that was definitely not fun.  I got it from a restaurant, and my sister Pam and her baby grandson were also sick from our dinner together. So there hasn't been much cooking or blogging going on around here and I'm still not totally up to par, but it's nice to be back!  I don't feel much like cooking yet, so I thought I'd…
  • Spinach and Kale Salad with Greek Flavors and Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Eat your greens with all the flavors that make Greek salad so popular in this Meatless Monday dinner salad!It's not hard to tell how much I love the Greek Salad flavor combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, and Feta, and recipe ideas with those ingredients are always popping into my head.  This Spinach and Kale Salad with Greek Flavors and Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette was inspired by my love of those traditional Greek ingredients combined with the need to use up two big containers of baby kale and spinach that somehow ended up in the fridge at the same time.  But what really…
  • Artichoke, Kale, and Ricotta Pie with Eggs and Parmesan (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    This delicious Artichoke, Kale, and Ricotta Pie would make an elegant dish for any time of day.(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this Artichoke, Kale, and Ricotta Pie is a dish that would be perfect for Easter brunch. I'd love this with any variety of kale to start out the day with a healthy dose of greens.) How do you feel about kale?  Truthfully it's something I hadn't eaten much until a few years ago when I started growing Red Russian Kale in my garden.  That sweeter and less bitter red kale turned me…
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  • Things I’m Loving

    Rebecca Crump
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Eleanor Roosevelt’s gun permit. Look at that broad. Spectacular. Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube. This new YouTube channel features videos on beer, wine and how to make craft cocktails at home, including how to garnish your drinks. I’m in. “How a Real Corpse Ended Up in a California Fun Park Spookhouse.” This story has it all: Old West justice, a shifty carnival owner AND The Six-Million Dollar Man. Arya and The Hound. Their closing scene was my favorite in last Sunday’s Game of Thrones premier, “Two Swords.” Also, “Arya and The…
  • Whole30 Days 27-30: Boom! I made it.

    Rebecca Crump
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Freddie Mercury, created by Redditor keepyourfork. Holy cow, I made it. Thirty days without grains, dairy, legumes or added sugars. Or a constant stuffy nose. Or hives. I will never be the poster girl for self-control (it’s overrated), but I’m really proud of myself for following through with this. There were days when it sucked, but now my brain fog and congestion are gone, the days seem longer (in a good way), my energy’s consistent, my appetite’s under control, my nails are growing like crazy, my skin is clear, and my pants are falling off. I’m down…
  • Whole30 Days 24-26: Steak is the new pizza.

    Rebecca Crump
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    No sugars or grains. No dairy or legumes. Yep, I’m doing the Whole30 for the next 30 days. Here’s how it’s going:  Weekends on the Whole30 can be tough, especially on Friday nights, when you just want to order a pizza and watch Hannibal, as God intended. Before I started this, I was setting aside a cheat day (usually Friday or Saturday) for things like hot chicken, biscuits, cheeseburgers and (small) chocolate malts, so when the weekend rolls around, my Inner Child can be a real turd. She doesn’t wannnnnt to sauté vegetables for breakfast again. She…
  • Things I’m Loving

    Rebecca Crump
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Via KillerKenyan on Reddit. This kid’s school photo (shown above). I think we know exactly what happened there. Minecraft Marshmallow Peeps! Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I stayed up until 2 a.m. to finish this book two days ago, and I’m still thinking about these characters. True Detective. We finally saw the first episode this week and proceeded to binge-watch the entire series. I still can’t get over Matthew McConaughey as Rust CohleContinue reading: Things I’m Loving© 2013 Rebecca Crump. All rights reserved.
  • Whole30 Days 21-23: Oh, come on.

    Rebecca Crump
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    Pure chocolate torture, via Hershey’s. No sugars or grains. No dairy or legumes. Yep, I’m doing the Whole30 for the next 30 days. Here’s how it’s going:  When I decided to do the Whole30 from March 12 to April 10, I thought I’d found the only 30 days on the calendar that didn’t include a major holiday or big family event. I figured that if I avoided the big temptations – fried chicken, Granny Myra’s Mexican cornbread, birthday cake – I’d be halfway home. The timing has definitely worked for me, except for one huge…
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    Vegetarian Recipes | Simply Recipes

  • Eggs Mimosa with Artichoke Tapenade

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    So pretty!  Have you ever heard of eggs mimosa? Neither had I until my French sweetheart introduced me to them. They’re like deviled eggs, except they’re not deviled. Instead, you stuff hard boiled egg whites and then grate the yolks over everything, resulting in a gorgeous platter reminiscent of the puff-like brilliant yellow mimosa flowers that abound in Provence and along the Mediterranean coast. Continue reading "Eggs Mimosa with Artichoke Tapenade" »
  • Apple Pie Smoothie

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Wow! I’m doing a happy dance just thinking about this apple pie smoothie. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and it’s GREAT. Anytime you have that many “-free”s in a recipe, I’m doubtful. But I will happily drink this anytime. In fact, I drank the whole batch. (Uh huh, no self control.)  Continue reading "Apple Pie Smoothie" »
  • Boiled Asparagus with Sieved Eggs and Caper Vinaigrette

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    It’s asparagus season! Here is a beautiful and classic way to serve them—quickly cooked in simmering water, drained, and sprinkled with a tangy caper vinaigrette and grated hard boiled egg. This recipe serves four, but you could easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe. With more asparagus you could arrange them in a circle on a large platter for a dramatic presentation. Continue reading "Boiled Asparagus with Sieved Eggs and Caper Vinaigrette" »
  • Roman-Style Braised Artichokes

    22 Mar 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Raise your hand if you love artichokes! Usually I prepare mine steamed, with a little balsamic mayo for dipping. But this classic Roman-style braising method is quickly becoming a favorite. Quartered and prepped artichokes are braised in white wine and olive oil with shallots, garlic, bay leaves, parsley and mint. The artichokes are served slightly warm or at room temperature, having marinated in their braising juices. A perfect make-ahead dish. Continue reading "Roman-Style Braised Artichokes" »
  • Roasted Root Vegetables with Tomatoes and Kale

    20 Mar 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Spring has arrived! Though it’s still cold in many parts of the country. Enough time perhaps to sneak in one more winter recipe? If you still have root vegetables in your fridge looking for a perfect recipe before the spring weather catches up with the calendar, try this one. It’s a ragout of sorts, roasted root vegetables that are tossed in a chunky tomato sauce with shreds of kale. Great for a side, or a hearty meatless meal in itself. Continue reading "Roasted Root Vegetables with Tomatoes and Kale" »
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  • baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    My brunch arsenal, the dishes I’ve made enough times that they no longer cause any furrowed brows — a core entertaining principle here at House Smitten Kitchen (sigil: cast-iron skillet) — is as follows: bacon (always roasted in the oven, I mean, unless you were hoping to mist yourself with eau de pork belly*); some sort of fruit salad (either mixed berries and vanilla bean-scented yogurt or mixed citrus segments, sometimes with mint and feta); buttermilk biscuits; a pitcher of Bloody Marys, a bottle of champagne and a couple carafes of freshly-squeezed grapefruit or orange…
  • dark chocolate coconut macaroons

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    2014 has been mostly about the chocolate thus far, which is the kind of thing that happens when you outsource what-to-cook-next decisions to my husband and his Mini-Me. We bounced from Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Hearts to Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake before landing on a Double Chocolate Banana Bread which, even a month later leads to the weekly “accidental” purchase of way more bananas that we’d ever eat, so we “have” to make more, no violins necessary. Thus, it would be easy to blame the boys in my family for what I did to an innocent coconut macaroon…
  • asparagus-stuffed eggs

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    Deep in the Julia Child archives, past the boeuf bouguignon, onion soup, jiggling aspics and the patently untrue yarn about the chicken that fell from the counter, mid-trussing, and was dusted off and put back into use with a remark about “nobody’s in the kitchen but you,” there are recipes so low in butter and bacon that they hardly fit the stereotype of French food as gluttony, as are thus rarely mentioned. A good lot of them are in From Julia Child’s Kitchen; published in 1975, it contained recipes and kitchen wisdom that came from episodes of her PBS show. Gentler…
  • three-bean chili

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    In my fantasy recipe-writing league, I’d cover everything, a million questions you hadn’t even thought to ask yet. Every recipe would work on a stove, slowly braised in the oven, on a grill, in a slow-cooker, a pressure-cooker, on a train, in a car, or in a tree. You could make the vegetarian carnivorous, the carnivorous paleo, the gluten-full gluten-free, the sour cream could always be swapped yogurt which could always be swapped with buttermilk, or milk and lemon, or soy milk and vinegar. We’d find a way to put kale in everything. You could use flat-leaf parsley instead of…
  • whole-grain cinnamon swirl bread

    28 Mar 2014 | 8:04 am
    A couple weeks ago, when we lamented the fact that the people who raised us and claimed to love us still didn’t find it in their hearts to provide us with the specific food products we yearned for (basically, we are all the Honest Toddler on the inside), I remembered yet another item on the denied list which was quickly added to my Writ of Grievances with my progenitors that I will carry with me to the grave and blame for all of my misfortunes, like that Amazon reviewer who said my cookbook was “tantamount to culinary fanfic.” Just kidding, I just took too many melodrama…
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  • Pan Simmered Pacific Black Cod

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Have you ever tried pacific black cod (also known as sable fish)? It’s a delicate, fatty fish, sustainably fished, filled with good Omega-3s, and absolutely delicious. The Whole Foods in my neighborhood has been carrying it with regularity. Here is a beautifully simple way to prepare it, taught to me by my friend and avid fisherman Hank Shaw. The fillets are simmered in a Japanese-style broth of sake, soy sauce, rice vinegar, oil, and ginger. While the fillets are cooking, you spoon the simmering sauce over the top of the fillets so that the top gets infused with the sauce as well. The…
  • Boiled Asparagus with Sieved Eggs and Caper Vinaigrette

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    It’s asparagus season! Here is a beautiful and classic way to serve them—quickly cooked in simmering water, drained, and sprinkled with a tangy caper vinaigrette and grated hard boiled egg. This recipe serves four, but you could easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe. With more asparagus you could arrange them in a circle on a large platter for a dramatic presentation. Continue reading "Boiled Asparagus with Sieved Eggs and Caper Vinaigrette" »
  • Seared Sea Scallops with Browned Butter Caper Sauce

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:38 pm
    A beautifully seared scallop is a delight to behold and a pleasure to eat. It can be just a little challenging to accomplish though. First, you need to start with good quality “dry packed” scallops, or natural scallops, not “wet packed” that are soaked in preservatives. The scallops should be fresh and sweet smelling, not fishy, or you are buying scallops that are past their use-by date. Continue reading "Seared Sea Scallops with Browned Butter Caper Sauce" »
  • Roman-Style Braised Artichokes

    22 Mar 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Raise your hand if you love artichokes! Usually I prepare mine steamed, with a little balsamic mayo for dipping. But this classic Roman-style braising method is quickly becoming a favorite. Quartered and prepped artichokes are braised in white wine and olive oil with shallots, garlic, bay leaves, parsley and mint. The artichokes are served slightly warm or at room temperature, having marinated in their braising juices. A perfect make-ahead dish. Continue reading "Roman-Style Braised Artichokes" »
  • Guacamole Deviled Eggs

    16 Mar 2014 | 10:43 am
    Something tells me that Theodor Geisel never had guacamole stuffed deviled eggs, otherwise Sam would have had no problem with green eggs and ham. “I am Sam. Sam I am. I do LOVE green eggs and ham!” End of story. Have you ever tried deviled eggs with guacamole? So simple, yet brilliant. The “deviled” part comes from the chile in the guacamole. Avocados are naturally creamy so you don’t need mayonnaise. They’re delicious, and beautifully green! Continue reading "Guacamole Deviled Eggs" »
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  • Mega Chewy Molasses Cookies

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    I set out to create a flatter cookie with lots of chew rather than a tall fluffy cookie like some recipes make. One way I did this was to use bread flour. It has higher protein which makes the cookies chewier. You can make these using all-purpose flour; just know that they will be a little less chewy. -- posted by Kooch
  • Betty's Southern Gravy

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    This is what I used to wake up to every morning living in North Carolina with my step-mom Betty. I just had to get the recipe from her to bring with me a little taste of home! -- posted by Richie352
  • Tom Ka Gai

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Thai chicken soup with coconut milk -- posted by Flatulus Maximus
  • Turkish Beef Stew (Guvec)

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    An authentic Turkish recipe -- posted by Flatulus Maximus
  • "skinny" Banana Blueberry Muffins

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    From: -- posted by Chef #765036
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Smooth and Spicy Bean Dip

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    With Easter Sunday only two days away, now is the time to finalize your menu.  I’ll be hosting dinner at my house this year and I’m preparing a delicious spread of food for 15 people.  In case you’re in need of a little inspiration, I’ve included some fantastic Easter recipes (below) that you should try. First, I have a secret recipe for a smooth and spicy bean dip.  This is a great-tasting appetizer to start off with.  Serve the dip with fresh vegetables and toasted pita bread. This is only one of the tried and true appetizer recipes featured in the “Amazing…
  • Texas Roadhouse Buttery Dinner Rolls

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Today’s secret recipe (below) would make a great addition to your Easter dinner.  Texas Roadhouse has these buttery dinner rolls that are out of this world.  These roll come out so much better than those store-bought ones and they go well with pretty much any main dish. Serve your fresh baked rolls with Texas Roadhouse’s cinnamon butter using this recipe from our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= NEVER eat this fish (EVER) Learn about the 4 types of fish you should never eat and the #1 worst oil ever for your heart, brain and skin: Go Here…
  • Mendocino Farms’ Curried Couscous with Roasted Cauliflower

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= FIX Your Broken Metabolism To Achieve RAPID Fat Loss If you eat carbs at the wrong times, like most folks do, you’ll be scratching your head wondering why your belly isn’t shrinking.  Discover how to carb “cycle” so you can eat LOTS of carbs and NEVER store them as fat with a unique carb cycling nutrition method: Go Here =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Today’s 5 star secret recipe is for an incredible cold couscous salad that’s out-of-this-world yummy.  This cold yet tangy salad combines so many vibrant flavors and is the perfect way to celebrate…
  • Beef and Peppers in Black Bean Sauce

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Today I have some new dinner recipes (below) that are full of flavor and incredibly easy to make.  First I have a secret recipe for beef and peppers in a black bean sauce.  This Chinese flavored dish is great because odds are you probably have most of the required ingredients in your kitchen already.  Just pick up some steak and green peppers and you’re all set. This recipe is only one of the authentic Chinese recipes featured in the “Real And Healthy Chinese Cooking” cookbook.  This book contains an amazing collection of healthy Chinese recipes that are easy to prepare. Members…
  • Bonefish Grill’s Wild Alaskan Salmon Cedar-Plank Stlye with Chorizo Topping

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Bonefish Grill is known for its fresh and flavorful seafood dishes served in a casual atmosphere.  With today’s secret recipe you can prepare one of their delicious dishes at home.  This hearty and unforgettable dish takes fresh salmon and grills it over a cedar plank to give it a wonderful smokey flavor.  To add even more flavor, the salmon is topped with chopped chorizo sausage and a lemon butter sauce.  You can get your own cedar planks to use with this recipe here. If you want even more salmon recipes then check out this great recipes from our forum: Go Here Enjoy!
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  • Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers

    Thomas Grossmann
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 1 carrot, diced 1 shallot, diced 2 cloves garlic 15 ounces can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup Italian seasoned dried breadcrumbs 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoons olive oil In a small pot, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside. In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, shallot, garlic, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, salt, and pepper; pulse until combined but…
  • Spicy Beer-Braised Pot Roast

    Thomas Grossmann
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
      This is a kicked-up version of the classic pot roast recipe that adds lots of heat and flavor!  Make sure you remove the seeds from the cherry peppers otherwise your dish will come out super spicy. 1 (4-5 lb.) beef chuck roast 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 medium onions, halved 4 carrots, peeled and roughly cut into chunks 2 red cherry peppers, seeds removed and chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 (12-ounce bottle) dark beer (I used Saranac Black Forrest beer) 4 medium, Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters 2 to 2 1/2…
  • Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

    Thomas Grossmann
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    2 (3 1/2-ounce) bags boil-in-bag long-grain white rice 2 tablespoons dry sherry, divided 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce, divided 1 teaspoon sugar 1 pound boneless sirloin steak, cut diagonally across grain into thin slices 1/2 cup lower-sodium beef broth 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce) or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 tablespoon bottled ground fresh ginger 2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 cups prechopped broccoli florets 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup sliced green onions Cook rice according to directions.
  • Spicy All Day IPA Hummus

    Thomas Grossmann
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
      If you like beer and jalapenos then you will love this hummus recipe. I used Founders All Day IPA in mine but feel free to experiment with your favorite IPA in this recipe. 16oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 fresh jalapenos, seeded and chopped 3 tbs tahini 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tbs olive oil Juice from one lime 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup IPA Beer Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. Add additional beer if it is too thick. Taste and add more salt and/or garlic powder if needed. Serve with pita bread or pita chips. Serves 6-8…
  • Hoisin Sauce

    Thomas Grossmann
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:26 am
    Hoisin sauce is a Chinese barbecue sauce that goes great with various meats. Make your own hoisin sauce using this simple recipe. 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon molasses or 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar 1 garlic clove, finely minced 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil 1 teaspoon chinese hot sauce (more or less to taste) 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Mix with a whisk until well blended. Related Posts:Beef & Broccoli Stir-FryTom’s Kickin’ Barbecue SauceBeer Braised Chicken Sliders With…
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • How to Debone & Butterfly a Leg of Lamb for Fun and Profit

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:43 pm
    As promised, here’s the video for how to debone and butterfly your own leg of lamb. Since I am going to save you a few dollars, when the butcher asks you if you want it deboned, I'd appreciate it if you said something like, “I watch Food Wishes, so I’ve got it covered.” By the way, I was only half kidding about using a fat, dull knife. Bored cooks have been known to do this with butter knives, steak knives, pairing knives, or any other knife they think would win them an after shift beer (I've heard from a friend). The point is, cooks drink a lot, and you don’t need a…
  • Roasted Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate, Garlic & Herbs – Happy Easter Indeed

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I’ve done more than a few lamb dishes dedicated to Easter, but inexplicably have never posted one for a whole leg of lamb. It’s such a classic Easter menu option, and when prepared using this method, makes for a very user-friendly hunk of meat. The key here is removing the bone, and replacing it an extremely flavorful wet rub. You have two options here; the easy way, or the fun way. You can go to a butcher and buy a ready-to-roast, boned and butterflied leg of lamb. They’re not cheap, but they’ll happily butterfly, trim, and tie it to your specifications. Or, you could watch the…
  • “Quick Cured” Salmon – 3 Minutes? But I Want it Now!

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Whenever I hear people criticizing millennials for being self-absorbed, having short attentions spans, and for expecting to get what they want, exactly when they want it, I think to myself, “Hey, that sounds like my generation!” Well, if that’s the case, then they’re (and we’re) going to love this quick-cured salmon technique. While the process is incredibly simple, the potential variations are endless. Whenever I show a new technique, I usually keep things simple, as to not distract people, but whether you’re talking about the brine, or post-cure seasonings, this is something…
  • Easter Eggshell Cupcakes!

    12 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    My lovely and talented friends at have come up with a way to combine two of my all-time favorite things; colored Easter eggs and cupcakes! Okay, so the first part of that wasn't true, but neither was the second part. However, if you're into this kind of seasonal foodcraft, and apparently many of you are, then I think this would make a brilliant addition to your Easter baskets. Enjoy!
  • Grilled Brie & Pear Sandwich and a Great Excuse to Make One

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:14 pm
    This grilled brie and pear sandwich is dedicated to National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, which happens every April 12, thanks mostly to bored food bloggers, and cheese industry marketing cartels…I’m looking at you, Wisconsin. No matter its origins, this cheesy, savory/sweet, flavor bomb is probably my favorite non-traditional grilled cheese sandwich. If you’re going to do this, don’t get scared and omit the pepper and thyme. This is required to tip the sweet/savory scale toward the later. Just add a tiny bit your first time, and work up from there. By the way, this grilled…
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    Chili Cheese Fries

  • CCF’s Extreme Sliders

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Sliders are fun. Easy to eat, easy to cook, right? Well they can be as simple or as complex as your taste prefer and your time will afford. Today we offer you CCF's own Extreme Sliders. Not too complicate but surely a notch above your run of the mill. We will grind our own fresh beef, make a bourbon maple onion jam as well as a custom condiment I like to call "not so secret sauce". I always choose fresh cuts of meat when making burgers and either chopped the meat at home or pulse it in a food processor (this method is no longer recommended). Chopping yielded pretty good results but for…
  • Enchiladas de Camote

    8 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Enchiladas are another truly Mexican dish that dates back to who knows when. They were originally sold by street vendors and were simply corn tortillas dipped in a chile sauce and rolled up without any filling. Don’t worry they fixed that oversight and are now stuffed with just about any king of tasty meat, cheese or veggie imaginable. This enchilada recipe is an adaptation of Thomas Schnetz and Dona Savitsky’s version. They are co-owners of a popular tequeria style restaurant in San Francisco called Doña Tomás and have published a cook book by the same name. The enchilada recipe calls…
  • Honey Glazed Baby Back Ribs in Rum Marinade

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    I think this makes my fifth rib post! I can’t help it, I love ribs and especially pork ribs, and especially baby back ribs. Oh and I love rum as well. In fact I invent recipes that allow me to eat rum for those times when it isn’t appropriate to drink it. But I digress. I have utilized several different methods of cooking ribs over the years but I find this process to produce consistently great tasting, scrumpty, moist, tender ribs with relative ease, regardless of how you season them. I call this winning rib cooking process the Rib MBG process. M stands for marinate. We all know that…
  • Cask & Larder’s Florida Shrimp

    26 Mar 2014 | 7:38 am
    Living in Louisiana for many years with New Orleans a mere hours drive away has regrettably jaded me when it comes to dinning out. I will not waste time ranting about the awesomeness of restaurants in the Big Easy but ever since I left the state it has been hard to find anything close, anywhere else. I live in Orlando Florida now going on 20 plus years and let's just say when I arrived here, Olive Garden was considered haute cuisine. But things are changing and have changed over the past few years. Orlando is quickly becoming a micro hot bed for passionate chefs leading a flourishing…
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding

    18 Mar 2014 | 12:27 pm
    This is a signature dessert of The Palace Cafe in New Orleans. This recipe is not exactly the same as theirs, but it is close and a little less rich. But it is still very rich and will wreck your diet in a second. You will be seens a as a friggin hero if you delivery this to any gathering. It shall be proclaimed the best dessert anyone has ever ate and you will likely hear phrases like “this is better than sex” and “this is orgasmic”. Yeah, it’s that good. Use day old French bread or dry it out in the oven a bit if fresh. You can use a double boiler to melt the chocolate or just…
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    Savory Sweet Life - Easy Recipes from an Everyday Home Cook

  • Easy Breakfast Pizza

    Alice Currah
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:35 pm
    When I wrote my cookbook, SAVORY SWEET LIFE: 100 Simply Delicious Meals for Every Family Occasion (HarperCollins/William Morrow), I developed the recipes with busy people and families in mind.  Most of the recipes have never been published online because I wanted to share a more complete collection of recipes from our family kitchen with personal […]
  • Easy Kung Pao Recipe

    Alice Currah
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:29 am
    It’s no secret that most American Chinese food restaurants serve dishes that have been adapted to please the Westernized American palate.  In fact, if you go to China, authentic dishes vary from region to region. Here in Seattle, these dishes have a large degree of different versions depending on the cook.  If you go to […]
  • Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes

    Alice Currah
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:01 am
    Since when did frosting become the show stopping centerpiece piled inches high on top of a humble cupcake? I will never understand this phenomenon of decorating cupcakes with so much frosting that in volume almost meets or sometimes exceeds the cake itself. It used to be I would only see this happen in grocery store […]
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  • Chickpea Curry

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    I am beyond determined to get super comfortable with Indian inspired dishes.  The flavors and the ingredients are so perfect for us, as I’ve mentioned many times over the last few years.  I found a recipe for Chickpea Curry and I started there, but of course I changed it to suit what I had and what I was in the mood for. Here’s my own version of Chickpea Curry Chick Pea Curry Ingredients: Three large cans of Chickpeas (1 lb. 16 oz. cans), drained and rinsed 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, fruity – but whatever heat you’d like diced 2 inch piece of…
  • Roasted Corn and Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Looking for vegetarian meal ideas that aren’t “salad”, I came across this recipe on Pinterest.  Of course I had to make it my own and on the day I planned to make it, my friend dropped of some non-GMO corn that she bought at the farmer’s market.  What? You don’t have friends that bring you non-GMO corn and other awesome produce?  Anyway – I started thinking and, well – we came up with Roasted Corn and Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup.  Yeah. Here’s what we did: 2 heads cauliflower cut into small pieces 2 ears of corn shucked a couple of pinches…
  • Ranch Potatoes with Omelette

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last weekend we had our monthly potluck/jam and I decided to make Southwest Ranch Pasta Salad, which is so good you can’t believe it.  I made a double batch of the Ranch Dressing because, yum. I filled 1 l large Ball jar and one medium jar to capacity and there was a little bit left over in the bowl. Too much to throw away, but not really enough to start another jar.  The plan for dinner that night was roasted potatoes and eggs, and I had the brilliant idea to toss the potatoes in the dressing before roasting.  So good!  Here’s what I did. One bag of fingerling potatoes cut…
  • Roasted Broccoli, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Garlic with Rice Noodles

    25 Mar 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, healthy… oh.  And easy.  Quick dinner of roasted broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, garlic, with rice noodles. This is so delicious and it tastes so good you won’t realize how good it is for you. Three heads broccoli, trim the florets, then peel the stems and cut into coins Two pounds asparagus, cleaned and trimmed Five tomatoes, chopped Lots of crushed garlic – we used about six cloves olive oil sea salt One box of pad thai noodles (or any really, but these feel like linguini and that’s what I wanted) Preheat the oven to 350, toss the…
  • Pesto Pasta Salad

    24 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    Every month, we have a pot luck at our house, and usually I make some sort of grain salad – they’re delicious, not too expensive, super easy and a real crowd pleaser!  This month, I decided to go with a pesto pasta salad and boy was it’s delicious!  Here’s what I did. 4 boxes bow tie pasta 3 packages mozzarella pearls 3 pints grape tomatoes, sliced in half 1 large English cucumber 2 jars Classico pesto sauce (basil is not in season and Classico brand is quite delicious) salt and pepper to taste Olive oil Prepare the pasta, cool and set aside (we cook two boxes per…
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  • PB2 Flourless Chocolate Brownies

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    These brownies are pretty amazing! Made with PB2 (powdered peanut butter) instead of flour plus cocoa powder, raw honey and chocolate chips – moist and delicious, you won't believe they're only around 130 calories each!I'm not a baker. Baking is an edible science that requires accuracy and precision. It requires the perfect balance between flours, leaveners, fats, and liquids. When I bake, I feel more like a mad scientist because I break all the rules. So when something actually works and turns out awesome, I'll be honest, I'm often surprised! These brownies are the…
  • Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    This simple slow cooker chicken taco salad is high in fiber and protein which means it's very satisfying – all for under 300 calories. Trust me, you won't miss the tortillas!I'm on a salad kick now that Spring has sprung. Last week I whipped this salad up for dinner, and it was so good and simple I knew I had to make it again to share. I basically added chicken breasts and black beans to the slow cooker, seasoning it with taco seasonings and topped it with salsa. Doesn't get easier than that! A few hours later I shredded the chicken and combined everything for this wonderful…
  • Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    I love the combination of this simple salad of asparagus, hard boiled egg and bacon tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette – it has Spring written all over it!I've been dying for this salad all week. Asparagus and eggs are a match made in heaven, but not just for breakfast, it's great for lunch too! I always keep hard boiled eggs on hand in my fridge to use throughout the week, therefore this salad came together in less than 10 minutes. It's perfect to pack for lunch, and you can easily double or multiply the recipe to feed more. It's also very inexpensive to make, low-carb, high…
  • Carrot "Rice" Leek Risotto with Bacon

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    While you dig your fork into this fluffy bowl of “rice,” you won’t believe it’s not real rice. Made of spiralized carrots with leeks and bacon – it's quick, gluten-free, paleo-friendly and dairy-free. If you just bought a spiralizer and need new recipe ideas, look no further! Ali, from Inspiralized loved her spiralizer so much, she created a blog dedicated to spiralized vegetables. (By the way, this is my favorite spiralizer, Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer which you can buy on Amazon or Williams Sonoma) Please welcome her....First off, ever since I started food blogging,…
  • Egg Tomato and Scallion Sandwich

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Sliced hard boiled eggs, juicy ripe tomatoes, chopped scallions with a touch of mayonnaise, salt and pepper – enjoy this for breakfast or lunch.With Spring in the air, I thought I'd share this sandwich from the archives which I often make for my older daughter, Karina. It's inexpensive, easy to make and she loves it!Before I left my previous job in Manhattan, there was a small cafe that served this simple egg sandwich that I was hooked on. It's so simple but the flavors just work with the tomatoes and scallions. Now that I work at home, I make it quite often for myself and my…
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • Passover matzoh kugel with bananas and chocolate chips

    Erika Kerekes
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I can't seem to escape the combination of bananas and chocolate. Not even at Passover. Then again - why would I want to? Banana chocolate chip bread pudding is a favorite in our house. (By the way, there's a reason I named it Better Than Make-Up Sex Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding. Because it is.) The matzoh left over from last night's Passover seder got me thinking: Could I make a
  • California Sunshine breakfast sandwich with pesto and peppers

    Erika Kerekes
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    For many years I made my boys a hot breakfast every single day. But as they've gotten older and I've gotten busier, I've left them to their own devices in the mornings more and more. They're pretty self-sufficient on school days. Neither kid loves cereal, but between leftovers, toast, smoked salmon (the elder), Nutella (the younger), and the Keurig, they do pretty well. One morning not long
  • Blueberry Not Ketchup lamb chops

    Erika Kerekes
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:23 am
    Lamb chops take a bath in Blueberry White Pepper Not Ketchup Photo: Karen Ard/ How do you like your lamb chops? I always want a little sweetness with my lamb, but I've never understood mint jelly. It always makes me think of toothpaste - definitely not what I want with a nice meaty lamb chop. Lately I've been pairing lamb chops with Blueberry White Pepper Not Ketchup. Lamb
  • Sausage sauerkraut pancakes with Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles

    Erika Kerekes
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:54 am
    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jimmy Dean, and I am being compensated for creating this recipe. The sauerkraut obsession, however, is mine - for now. I'm warning you, the combination of sausage and sauerkraut may be contagious and highly addictive. I am obsessed with making sauerkraut. Do you know how easy it is to make homemade sauerkraut? Cabbage. Salt. Pressure. Time. That's it.
  • Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup tofu steaks

    Erika Kerekes
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The men in my household probably could live on meat alone. But sometimes I need a lighter option and a meat-free meal. They go out for burgers. I eat tofu. I love a good tofu steak. Searing the tofu gets it crispy on the outside, but the interior stays nice and creamy. But you still need some flavor - which is where the Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup came in. Sweet, tangy and just a little spicy
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    Kate in the Kitchen

  • red quinoa, kale & roasted cauliflower

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    I have a tendency not to share these dishes we eat, mostly thrown together with ingredients from the fridge that likely need to be used up before they become this years compost material. This ‘Cowboy Cooking’, as Mike calls it, is a strange gift that I have, an ability to see what’s available and be able to make something delicious from it. Plenty of people do it, I’m sure. I just need to share it more often. Because the results are often pretty spectacular. On one of my last trips through CostCo, I came across a 4-lb bag of red quinoa for $15.99. At $4 a pound, this…
  • smoky blood orange vinaigrette

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Did you know that the Chocolate Lava Cake was an accident? In a rush to provide a warm dessert, the chef who created it took the cake out of the oven too soon, and when a fork was pressed in to it, the soft, melty interior slipped out. The chef was aghast, but the customer loved it. Boom. Herald the ubiquitous appearance of it on restaurant menus for decades, and a spot in the Dessert Hall of Fame. This Smoky Blood Orange vinaigrette was also an accident. A delicious and colorful accident. Back at the beginning of the month I had a dinner party to celebrate my 50th birthday, and invited some…
  • pasta for the familiar

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:03 am
    Just 10 days ago, I underwent LASIK eye surgery and my life shifted in ways that I’m still learning to understand. I’m trying to make sense of it all, but only those who’ve been under the burden of eyeglasses for their entire life, then freed from the need in a quick, 7 minute procedure would be able to know why this is such a huge, life-changing shift. So for the rest of you, I’ll just talk about pasta. Because that’s just not that big of a deal, right? But this dish I created recently, well, this IS a big deal. I’ve been pasta-less most of the past year,…
  • boston baked brown bread

    10 Mar 2014 | 6:50 am
    Sometimes you just need something like this bread; a dense, slightly sweet loaf, with a firm, pebbly crust and a texture that wakes up your mouth, giving it plenty to chew on. Something that seemingly defies convention, that marries best with thickly spread chilled butter and a steaming cup of coffee, that says straight away to your belly a soul-satisfying ‘Ahhhhhhh!’ Baked in a cast-iron skillet, this bread, with it’s molasses laced crumb, rich with rye, cornmeal and stone-ground wheat goes by multiple names depending on who you ask, or possibly, where you’re from.
  • ginger-lime tuna with coconut quinoa

    4 Mar 2014 | 6:25 am
    How pretty is this dish?? Now that we’re in to March, the month where Spring makes it’s appearance on the calendar, I’m hoping for a speedy turnaround to the cold. Although my cats would likely argue for the continuing need for cozy, warm lap snuggles, I argue for lighter, greener, and crunchier. To anyone committed to eating better foods, we know that spending a bit more money is sometimes the means to achieving our goals. I enjoy having cans of tuna around for a quick meal, but have become more particular about what canned tuna I’m willing to buy. Wild Planet has…
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    Lite Bite

  • Recipes | Yogurt and a few Indian Curries – Time Management in my kitchen

    sanjeeta kk
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    Not so long ago, mornings at home used to be quiet and slow. There was ample time to go for a brisk walk, get fresh vegetables en route, sit back, read newspaper and relax with a cup of tea. And yes, there was absolutely no temptation to check the social media status, answer emails or to update the blog either. Five years of online journey and suddenly life has become so fast-paced. I find myself  chasing ‘time’ with thousand dreams each day. Times when I feel how much media causes to miss out on simple pleasures of life. Whoever said that, “Media has a trade-off between its…
  • Recipes | Yogurt and three Indian Curries – Time Management in my kitchen – II

    sanjeeta kk
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
    Continued from here… Here are a few easy yogurt based recipes from my treasure of ‘time-management in kitchen’. These recipes make sure that my cooking time is saved without compromising on the nutrient quotient of the food I prepare for my family. 1. Sweet potato in yogurt gravy Ingredients (serve 2 ) 1 cup chopped Sweet potato 1 small onion 1’ ginger piece 2 tbsp. yogurt 2 tbsp. oil Salt to taste Water as required Spices; 2 dry red chilies 1 tsp. Fennel powder 1 tsp. coriander powder 1/2 tsp. garam masala 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds 1/4 tsp. Nigella seeds Method; Add about one cup of…
  • Recipes |Four Easy & Healthy Indian Curries with Amaranth leaves, Lentils and Bean Sprouts

    sanjeeta kk
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:50 am
    While the lentils cooked, I started chopping the red Amaranth on my cutting board, watching the two tiny squirrels play catch-me-if-you-can on the mango tree outside. As I stood there silent, my mind began to wander and I started reminiscing about my childhood days…yet again. When in school, I and my brother disliked leafy foods in any form. So much so that our school lunchboxes never saw any vegetables other than potatoes and Okra for as long as I remember. “Who on Earth loves eating this laal chawli bhaji (red Amaranth) mom. It looks so yuck?” I would make faces in vain after…
  • Recipes |Indian Spiced Wheat-Germ Muffins and Finger Millet Cookies – Food brings people together

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    ‘Friendship is horizon – Which expands whenever we approach it.’ ~ E R Harlip. Thanks to food blogging, each day given to me is a blessing. I breath, talk, walk and dream about my blog every moment and my friend circle is brimming with enthusiastic food bloggers across the globe. A couple of days back I was invited to attend the wedding of Niki, daughter of a very friendly food blogger Lata. I was so fortunate to meet some of my old food blogger friends and to get introduced to some new bloggers too. The one who needs special mention is Harini who flew down to Chennai just to…
  • Recipes | Healthy Sweet Empanadas or Gujiyas and A refreshing Drink, Thandai – Celebration of colours and nostalgia

    sanjeeta kk
    15 Mar 2014 | 2:53 am
    “Mom, what is Holi and why is it celebrated?” asked my daughter the other day. “Festivals are an integral part of Indians. Though the rituals and customs to celebrate these festivals vary from one region to another, the spirit of festivity remains the same. Holi is one such religious festival when fun, frolic and feasting go hand in hand.” I continued in same breath. “Holi – the festival of colours, marks the beginning of spring season and is celebrated for two days. The first day eve begins with a bonfire or Holika dhahan which depicts the victory of good over evil. The next…
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  • Green Morning Smoothie Recipe

    Shell Harris
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    The post Green Morning Smoothie Recipe appeared first on Green smoothies are still quite popular but have been waning over the last year, at least according to my informal polls and site analytics. But they are still some of the most healthiest smoothies you can make and drink. The real key is to make ... The post Green Morning Smoothie Recipe appeared first on Related recipes: Green Julius Smoothie Recipe Surprising Cucumber Honeydew Melon Smoothie Green Envy Avocado Smoothie
  • Winter Smoothie for Staying Healthy with a Pinch of Cayenne

    Shell Harris
    8 Dec 2013 | 10:37 am
    The post Winter Smoothie for Staying Healthy with a Pinch of Cayenne appeared first on Winter is almost officially here (Dec. 21) and the cold and flu season is rapidly approaching. And while we love winter smoothies that give you wonderful aromas and great flavors reminding you of nostalgic tastes such as the Merry Christmas Smoothie, Santa’s Smoothie and the ... The post Winter Smoothie for Staying Healthy with a Pinch of Cayenne appeared first on Related recipes: Ginger Winter Green Spinach Smoothie Healthy Broccoli & Spinach Smoothie with Apple…
  • Heart Healthy Oats & Fruit Smoothie with Almonds

    Shell Harris
    6 Oct 2013 | 9:48 am
    The post Heart Healthy Oats & Fruit Smoothie with Almonds appeared first on Well, it’s October and the weather is slowly turning a bit chillier, at least here in Virginia. As the weather gets colder it seems as if smoothies are more of an afterthought (at least according to my visitors every year), but that shouldn’t be the ... The post Heart Healthy Oats & Fruit Smoothie with Almonds appeared first on Related recipes: Wake Up Breakfast Smoothie with Wheat Germ 12 Heart Healthy Foods for Smoothies to Decrease Your Risk Of Heart Disease…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops

    Lauren Keating
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    These garlic and herb lamb chops – which take less than 20 minutes to make – are a great way to celebrate National Garlic Day! Keep reading to get the recipe and find out how you can win a Garlic Lovers Prize Pack worth over $100. I use garlic just about every time I cook, but it’s usually just to add flavor in the background of a dish – unless I’m making something like shrimp scampi, it’s rarely the star. Today is National Garlic Day, though, so some of my friends and I are sharing recipes that really emphasize the flavor of garlic. I decided to celebrate in style with…
  • Love Your Leftovers: Pulled Pork Banh Mi

    Lauren Keating
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Use leftover pulled pork to make this banh mi from the new cookbook Love Your Leftovers. Get the recipe – and my take on the book – below! Shawn and I are terrible when it comes to eating leftovers. I try to bring them to work with me for lunch, but after a day or two I get tired of eating the same exact thing. Unless I made something amazing, Shawn generally won’t even touch them (he says he’ll bring them for lunch, but he never seems to remember.) That’s why I was so excited to hear about fellow food blogger Nick Evans’ new book, Love Your Leftovers. The premise is simple, but…
  • Sweet Corn Waffles with Blueberry-Bourbon Sauce

    Lauren Keating
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    These hearty whole grain waffles have a secret ingredient – pureed sweet corn! Top them with blueberry-bourbon sauce for a delicious way to start (or end) your day. When I was a kid, corn was my absolute favorite vegetable. Served with butter and salt, I’m pretty sure I would have been happy eating it every single night (maybe with a break once in a while for lima beans… yeah, I was the weirdo that didn’t hate lima beans.) These days though, corn has sort of fallen to the wayside. We occasionally grab a few ears to throw on the grill in the summer, but it doesn’t make a regular…
  • Lemon S’mores Cupcakes

    Lauren Keating
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Fluffy white cupcakes filled with tart lemon curd and topped with marshmallow frosting and toasted graham cracker crumbs.  I’m not going to lie – these cupcakes take a little more effort than most of my recipes. They’re worth every last dish they’ll dirty though. They’re my new gold standard for cupcakes. The white cake is light, fluffy, and has the most delicate crumb I’ve ever experienced in something homemade. The cake is mild and sweet – similar to angelfood cake – making it the perfect backdrop for the shocking tartness of lemon curd hidden inside. Each cupcake gets…
  • Brie and Blackberry Grilled Cheese

    Lauren Keating
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    April is National Grilled Cheese Month – one of my very favorite food holidays. While you can never go wrong with the standard grilled American cheese on white bread, it’s so much fun to come up with fun, gourmet versions of this classic recipe. Last April, I snuck some vegetables onto my sandwich with a spinach and artichoke grilled cheese that ended up being my #1 most popular post of 2013. Then, back in September, I decided to spice things up with my personal favorite – a gourmet grilled cheese featuring jalapeno jelly and sliced apple. This week, the Sunday Supper group is…
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • Greek Easter Sweets

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
     Greek Easter is this coming Sunday and time for us to enjoy our Easter sweets! Tsoureki - Easter Cake or Bread - and lovely cookies!For the recipes, just click on the links.TSOUREKIEASTER COOKIESEat and Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • Greek Paximadia with Aniseed

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:56 am
     This is a recipe for Greek paximadia, which are a kind of rusk. This recipe includes aniseed, which makes it a wonderful snack or 'nibble'!Ingredients1kg all-purpose four50g fresh yeast180g sugar10 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp aniseed350ml water1 tsp saltPreparationPut 1 tbsp of aniseed in the water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 min.Wait for it to become tepid and then pour through a sieve.Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the water.Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the other 1 tbsp of aniseed on top. Make a well in the centre of the four and add the water and then the…
  • 8 Greek Spinach Recipes

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
     Spinach is very popular in Greece - especially in pies. Fresh spinach is used and is an integral part of the healthy Greek diet, and you don't have to be Popeye to like it! Here are 8 delicious recipes you can try - just click on the names to go to the recipes. Spinach Pie - Spanakopita   Spinach Pie (Round)- Spanakopita Strifti Spinach Pies (Spanakopitakia) With Pine Nuts (Koukounares)   Spinach Rice - Spanakorizo Chickpeas with Spinach (Revithia me Spanaki) Spinach Patties Spinach Pie With Cornmeal (Plastos)  Cuttlefish with Spinach -…
  • 9 Most Popular Greek Sweets

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    Greek sweets are so delicious - no doubt about it! There are so many of them and we have thousands of people checking out the recipes here, so we've listed the 9 most popular on our blog. To go to the recipes, just click on the links.1. Baclava2. Walnut Cake (Karidopita)3. Loukoumades4. Galaktoboureko5. Halva Tis Rinas6. Sweet Orange Pie (Portokalopita)7. Bougatsa8. Pumpkin Pie (Kolokithopita)9. Panorama Trigona (Triangles)Eat and Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • This Month's 9 Most Pinned Greek Recipes

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:46 am
    These are the 9 Greek recipes from our blog that were most pinned on Pinterest this month. Many thanks to all you pinners!ca-pub-5932202259726035
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    Pots and Frills

  • Roman Artchichokes--Best in the World

    Pots and Frills
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    When I ask myself what the culinary hallmarks of Rome would be, two vegetables always come to my mind: agretti and artichokes. Agretti, a unique sour vegetable similar in its look to seaweed and in taste to sorrel, is not much known even outside Rome and not available in my part of the US. Artichokes fortunately are available almost all year round so, today, I would like to talk about a Roman artichokes dish. I have been experimenting with artichokes for quite some time and have been more or less successful with different recipes. But only once I ate Roman artichokes I fully understood their…
  • Kale and Cilantro Pancakes--Breakfast Afghan Way

    Pots and Frills
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Last time I shared a recipe for my son's favorite American breakfast. Today, I offer you a breakfast meal from a different culinary tradition. This is another recipe I learned thanks to my Afghan friend. These pancakes may seem a little bit spicy or fulfilling for a first meal of the day but if you look at the ingredients it turns out that they add up to a very healthy meal. And if you think that kale has been proclaimed by some the most healthy vegetable, it may sound even more interesting to those who look for another kale recipe. Kale is also often used to make a green juice--one of the…
  • Buttermilk Pancakes--American Breakfast

    Pots and Frills
    23 Mar 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Buttermilk pancakes accompanied by a glass of milk are my younger son's favorite breakfast meal or an evening snack. I usually make a shortcut and buy organic pancakes which we preheat, whenever needed in a toaster. Then on the still warm pancakes he spreads a little bit of his favorite President salted butter and cream cheese on top, and he enjoys them deeply. To honor his love for pancakes I decided to make them from scratch at home. I had an old recipe that I have always wanted to try. Surprisingly, the recipe worked from the first time. It was easy and pancakes turned out perfect. The…
  • Carrot and Tarragon Savory Tart

    Pots and Frills
    16 Mar 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Many sources fuel my culinary inspiration. One of them are dinners at friends who are good cooks and always prepare something new and interesting. I have learned to make from my neighbors the recipe for this savory carrot tart. Whenever their invite me over for lunch or dinner, dishes their prepare are always very good, so I often leave their house with a new recipe that I replicate at home. This tart is one of them. I love tarts and they often feature on my blog. Tarts make for a simple and delicious one-dish meal that can be served either for lunch or dinner. Mostly vegetarian tarts can be…
  • Wine Cookies from Tuscany--Otherwise Ciambelle

    Pots and Frills
    12 Mar 2014 | 5:16 pm
    It is easy to fall in love with Italian food. But even among the dishes I tried I found some that I liked more than others. One of them were ciambelle--the Italian wine cookies. Italian cookies are different than American. Not only because of different ingredients they are made of but also because they are barely sweet. I could eat many of them enjoying their taste without worrying about their sugar content. I am not a breakfast person and eat hardly anything with my morning coffee but a cup of espresso and a couple of delicate sandy cookies will always be my sweet breakfast memories from…
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    Passionate About Baking

  • Frozen Dessert | Strawberry Quark Ice Cream … have a refreshing Easter! #icecream #froyo #healthy #frozen #summer

    Deeba @ PAB
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Celebrate summer with the 'bursting with flavour' and the goodness of strawberries low fat Strawberry Quark Ice Cream. It will leave you asking for more! The post Frozen Dessert | Strawberry Quark Ice Cream … have a refreshing Easter! #icecream #froyo #healthy #frozen #summer appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Multigrain Granola … breakfast o’clock! #glutenfree #healthy #DIY

    Deeba @ PAB
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Full of fibre, crisp, sweet, buttery too, this Multigrain Granola is sure to please! You can always substitute the butter for oil, and play around with different grains and nuts. Go ahead, make it into the granola you love! The post Baking | Multigrain Granola … breakfast o’clock! #glutenfree #healthy #DIY appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Eggless Almond Honey Wholegrain Cookies … #comfortfood #cookies #eggless #wholegrain

    Deeba @ PAB
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Eggless Almond Honey Wholegrain Cookies offer deep delicious butterscotch flavour thanks to the brown sugar and butter. Almond meal adds interesting taste, and chocolate chips are thrown in to make another quintessential chocolate chip cookie, this time eggless. These whole grain cookies are nice, chewy if you underbake them a little, and crisp if you bake them longer! The post Baking | Eggless Almond Honey Wholegrain Cookies … #comfortfood #cookies #eggless #wholegrain appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Book Review | Vicky Goes Veg … green, fresh and exciting – and a copy to giveaway

    Deeba @ PAB
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
    Vicky Goes Veg - Everything about the book is colourful, fresh, exciting, full of flavour and vegetarian of course! It's an exciting new book by Chef Vicky Ratnani and holds a LOT of promise. Vegetarianism is no longer considered 'second food. Slowly but surely vegetarian centric cookbooks are appearing on bookshelves, grabbing eyeballs as they do so! The post Book Review | Vicky Goes Veg … green, fresh and exciting – and a copy to giveaway appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • No Bake | Strawberry & Cape Gooseberry Quark Mousse … delicious eggless dessert in season #vegetarian

    Deeba @ PAB
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
    Light, healthy, addictive, refreshing, Strawberry & Cape Gooseberry Quark Mousse is a wonderful spring dessert. Use fruit in season to give a burst of natural flavours and sweetness! The post No Bake | Strawberry & Cape Gooseberry Quark Mousse … delicious eggless dessert in season #vegetarian appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
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    Quick Free Recipes

  • A Summertime Toad in The Hole Recipe for Everyone to Enjoy

    Joe Thomas
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Credit There’s nothing better than a good old English toad in the hole. That’s what my grandmother used to say, and she was a master at this dish. Over the years, I saw her make it so many times that I picked up in the method and ingredients pretty quickly, and this is why I thought it might be a good time to write a post relaying my knowledge. Don’t get me wrong, you’re obviously free to change and add to this recipe in any way you see fit, but in my own humble opinion, it’s already perfect. You don’t even have to be the best chef to produce this meal, which is obviously…
  • Learn How to Cook Like a Pro – Just Like Jamie

    Joe Thomas
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:05 am
    If you’re one of those people who finds themselves eating microwave meals when you get home from work simply because you don’t have the skills needed to create something tasty and healthy, you’re definitely going to benefit from reading this post. Learning how to cook like a pro, even when only at home on your own, is essential if you want to stay healthy and ensure meal times are always exciting. Considering that, this article will give you a few handy tips for becoming a whizz in the kitchen. If nothing else, at least you’ll become more attractive to the opposite sex, right? I used…
  • Stir-fry Chicken with Broccoli Recipe

    Quick Free Recipes
    2 Feb 2014 | 1:35 am
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  • 2 Delicious Mexican Style Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

    Joe Thomas
    28 Jan 2014 | 1:01 am
    Planning a Mexican style dinner party? Perhaps you just want to cook up a South American feast for your family? We’ve put together a couple of the most delicious Mexican recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less; so you can enjoy more time devouring the food and less time in the kitchen. Flickr credit Guacamole There is nothing more Mexican (and yummy) than a bowl of guacamole; it also takes just 15 minutes to make! Ingredients 2 ripe avocados 1 small vine ripened tomato 1 small jalapeno pepper ½ small white onion 1 large garlic clove Juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper to taste Scoop…
  • A Taste of Morocco

    19 Dec 2013 | 4:24 pm
    In Morocco the cuisine is as much about how it is prepared as the recipe. You find food cooked over open fires, in tagines, and with a myriad of spices and flavors. Meals can consist up to 50 courses with savory and sweet mixed about. The hostess will spend all day preparing dishes and decorating for guests. Meals often start with Bstilla then a kebab, followed by a tajine served with khubz which is delicious flat bread that compliments the meal. People who travel to Marrakech can expect a variation of classic Moroccan cuisine. Delicious lamb dishes such as Kefta are real favorites with the…
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    Modern Mrs. Cleaver

  • The Marinade Express & Giveaway!!

    Brittany Smith
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Let me share with you how this whole post came about…. I’m a food geek {not news right} As such, I constantly search for products that pique my interest and THOROUGHLY put them to the test! Some pass…some fail….Some EXCEED expectation. As I was perusing products one day, I happened upon this Marinade Express and it caught my eye. It LOOKED nice and the brief info on Amazon was enough to make me look into this product further. What I read on the Marinade Express Website had me VERY curious. If this little beauty could do everything it claimed….I was bound to be in…
  • Breakfast Enchiladas

    Brittany Smith
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:31 am
    Sometimes life gets busy…like fo’ real busy! Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays are ridiculous actually The cosmos shift…planets align…chaos ensues Those are the days where my oldest goes to work early, 12-year-old has competitive swim training, husband has late days, and homeschool science labs all happen in one gigantic cluster-wind of craziness. I could go on….but it’s Tuesday and…AGGGGGG TUESDAY!!! {deep breaths} Let me just get right down to it: We’re hopping from the minute our feet hit the ground, until we sit down for dinner. These…
  • Chicken Pot Pie w/ Parmesan Herb Pastry Crust

    Brittany Smith
    7 Mar 2014 | 12:48 pm
    {there’s bacon…..just so ya know} This meal is one of my all-time favorites to make! It’s about the process….enjoying the steps….slowly layering flavors. I make this when I want that dish that screams old-fashioned goodness. You can taste the time put into it and you allow your eyes to close when you take a bite. It’s THAT! So here’s the deal: My chicken pot pie contains a couple of my favorite techniques, homemade pastry and from scratch cream sauce. If you’re new to these things….DON’T be intimidated. I’m going to walk you…
  • Winners of the Fischer & Wieser Gift Pack Giveaway!

    Brittany Smith
    18 Feb 2014 | 9:30 am
    Thanks again to the folks at Fischer & Wieser  who have generously allowed me to give away TWO of their Flagship Gift Sets! Each set includes: The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce® Mango Ginger Habanero Sauce Charred Pineapple Bourbon Sauce These sauces are FULL of flavor and can enhance any number of dishes! The winners are…… D   A   N   I   E   L   L  E        W   I   L   L   I   A   M   S and G   I   G   I         C   U   C   C   A   R   O Please submit your mailing addresses to to claim your prize!
  • Caprese Zoodle Salad

    Brittany Smith
    14 Feb 2014 | 7:45 am
    Are you new to the whole zoodle, voodle, coodle thing? What I’m talking about are noodles that can be made from many of your favorite fruits/vegetables. I have a GIANT crush on them! Look at these little veggie noodles….. There are many products on the market that will “spiralize” these faux noodles, however I use the Paderno Spiral Slicer and couldn’t be happier with it. It quickly spiralizes zucchini, carrots, cucumber, apples, and potatoes with ease. This is a photo of my spiral slicer showing some of the different thicknesses you can achieve with this slicer.
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    A Cornish Food Blog | Jam and Clotted Cream

  • Creamy Chicken Soup

    Beth Sachs
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend. We've been doing some DIY in our new house in readiness for the arrival of my Sis in Law and niece from New Zealand on Wednesday. We managed to get an almost new double bed on freecycle last week so I'm rather pleased with that. Tomorrow after Church we are off to the car boot to see if we can find some bed side tables for one of the spare bedrooms and curtains! The kids and I love going to to car boots but the hubby refuses - is it a man thing?....he can stay home and do some more DIY!We had this creamy chicken soup for lunch today and it…
  • Meal Plan 14th April - 20th April 2014

    Beth Sachs
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    A busy one this week with Lowen's 7th birthday, Easter weekend and lots of juggling childcare/work. Lowen requested Roast Chicken for her birthday tea which she wants with mashed potato and Fish and Chips for her birthday sleepover on Friday.I'm looking forward to the Beef Cobbler on Easter Sunday which I'm going to serve with purple sprouting broccoli from my Mother in Laws allotment along with some carrots and peas.Have a good week. I currently have some Banana Crumble Bars in the oven which are smelling very good indeed - will post the recipe soon.Monday 14th AprilRoast Chicken, Mash and…
  • Blueberry, Oatbran and Yogurt Muffins

    Beth Sachs
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    A lovely light breakfast muffin that I stuff into big and little hands as we run out the door in the morning.The oatbran gives the muffins a really good flavour and makes me feel like they are doing us some good. You could replace the blueberries with other fruits like raspberries and blackberries - whatever you can get your hands on. We have just bought a blueberry bush so I'm hoping by the summer we will be making these with homegrown blueberriesprint recipeBlueberry, Oatbran and Yogurt Muffinsby Beth Sachs April-12-2014Breakfast muffinIngredients120g Plain Flour120g Oatbran1 TSP Baking…
  • Meal Plan 24th March - 30th March 2014

    Beth Sachs
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:21 am
    Here is this weeks meal plan. I'm already looking forward to a meal out on Mothers Day!Monday 24th MarchChilliTuesday 25th MarchChicken CurryWednesday 26th MarchLeft Over Chicken CurryThursday 27th MarchTuna Pasta BakeFriday 28th MarchHomemade Pizza and SaladSaturday 29th MarchSpaghetti Carbonara with peasSunday 30th MarchOut for Lunch
  • Fudgy Chocolate Brownie

    Beth Sachs
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:43 pm
    This brownie has THE BEST fudgy texture. It's also quite a frugal bake using only store cupboard ingredients ....just don't look at the butter and sugar content, it might give you a fright! Definitely a weekend treat kind of bake and not for those watching their waistlines.I added a few tablespoons of peanut butter to the mix but if you don't like peanut butter substitute for dessicated coconut or dried fruit.Enjoy the weekend! I will be back on Sunday with my weekly meal plan.print recipeFudgy Chocolate Brownieby Beth Sachs March-21-2014A fudgy chocolate brownieIngredients250g Butter450g…
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    The Daily Dish

  • Oats and Flax Blueberry Crumble with Greek Yogurt

    Kristina Vanni
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This easy dessert will serve you well this holiday weekend, or throughout the summer!  You can’t get much better than a fruit crumble. The version I have for you today features one of my favorite fruits – blueberries! Keep reading… There are a few things that make this crumble just a little bit different.  First, I used a bit of vanilla sugar tossed with the blueberries.  You can purchase vanilla sugar at specialty markets (its often used in Scandinavian cooking, so IKEA is a good place to look), or you can make vanilla sugar yourself. I also added a bit of flaxseed meal…
  • Currant-Orange Bundt Cake

    Kristina Vanni
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Looking for a show-stopping dessert to serve this Easter weekend?  This Currant-Orange Bundt Cake is ready to wow. It just happens to be another recipe I picked up at the Four Seasons Boston and comes straight from the pastry kitchen of the luxury hotel. Keep reading… If you saw my post yesterday, a few weeks back I had the pleasure of staying at the Four Seasons Boston for a weekend getaway with my sister.  One of the many highlights of the experience was a chance to tour the hotel kitchens! This is a peek inside the pastry kitchen.  Oh what I wouldn’t give for that countertop…
  • New England Lobster Roll

    Kristina Vanni
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’m not kidding when I tell you this might be the best lobster roll I have ever tasted!  Now, I can’t take all the credit, because this recipe actually comes from Chef Vosika at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.  I knew it was going to be good because New Englanders know their lobster! Keep reading… A few weeks back I planned a surprise getaway for my sister and I to go to Boston.  Now that we are both living in New York City, this fantastic city is just a bus ride away. She had no idea I arranged this all to be her surprise bachelorette weekend! It’s so fun to be…
  • Our Favorite Egg-cellent Recipes with Eggs

    Kristina Vanni
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes using eggs! From egg whites, to hard boiled eggs there’s something for everyone in this recipe round-up. Click on the title or the image to view each recipe.   Keep reading for the recipes… 1)  Avocado Baked Eggs This egg baked in an avocado is the perfect Paleo meal.  (I like a little sriracha drizzled on top!) 2)  Southwest Eggs and Veggie Skillet This is one of my favorite “breakfast for dinner” meals! 3)  Sourdough Scramble If you love soup in a bread bowl, you will love…
  • KitchenAid Food Processor Giveaway

    Kristina Vanni
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you ready to slice and dice your way into summer?  This appliance from KitchenAid will make food preparation a snap! Did you enter the “Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker” giveaway last week? Click here to find out if you are the winner!  (Winners have three days to respond before an alternate winner is selected!) Keep reading to learn how to win! Here is what you can win this week: KitchenAid 9 cup Food Processor Here’s how you can enter to win: Leave a comment below telling us what spring or summer meals you just can’t wait to make!   One lucky winner will be randomly…
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  • Tyler’s BBQ Brisket Sandwich

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Tyler’s BBQ Brisket Sandwichsandwiches and talk about the price increase of beef. <http://www.texasmont best-bbq-joints- world> < /> <https://www.facebook .com/tylersbarbeque> twitter @tylersbarbeque <http://tylersbarbequ> when we come back… Tyler’s Barbeque 2014 Paramount (806) 331-2271 m Check out Tyler’s BBQ Brisket Sandwich 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…
  • MN Among Best With Food Insecurity

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    MN Among Best With Food Insecurityall right thank you so much, chris >>> a new study shows minnesota is one of the best in the nation at keeping its citizens fed abc 6 news reporter john doetkott tells us how >> when it comes to food and security, minnesota is second only to one in a recent study, minnesota ranked second in the country for lowest rates of food insecurity trailing only north dakota forrifiest people at risk for hung — for fewest people at risk for hunger researchers say minnesota fairs so well partly because of the state’s low unemployment rate but also because of…
  • RJ Corman Dinner Train 4-18

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    RJ Corman Dinner Traindinner train… there are some new spring trips that you can be a part of. public affairs director april corman colyer and executive chef jeff sidebottom are here to explain. ##### 1230 open-sot-2 VO 1-VO-2 L31-Line:101156:PUSH for new laws Check out RJ Corman Dinner Train 4-18 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.
  • Ree Drummond: Not Exactly An Overnight Sensation

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    She tells AGN TV’s Jay Ricci she’s been doing this “Pioneer Woman” stuff for a while. Check out Ree Drummond: Not Exactly An Overnight Sensation 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.
  • Get Fit With Bob Harper

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Get Fit With Bob Harperto ref thanks, jesse. with the weather improving, perhaps you are thinking of doing some remodeling around your house. maybe you want to do some serious work in the back yard, even add a pool. no better time than now to get a home equity line of credit or even refinance your home in order to save money. old national bank is currently offering both with no closing costs. that’s a saving of like two thousand dollars. i visited the south side branch of old national bank in terre haute and spoke with miriam warrick about both of these options and personal LOANS,…
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Quinoa Tabbouleh

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Quinoa tabbouleh is our introduction to Syrian/ Lebanese cooking here in Trinidad and Tobago. As I continue to explore our exotic and exciting culinary culture here on the island, I'm amazed at the richness and depth I haven't even begin to uncover as yet. It's like this; the more recipes I put up on the [...]
  • Sauteed Tomatoes

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    I love sauteed tomatoes with bake or sada roti. I am never tired of it.   I love it for breakfast or dinner along with a warm cup of tea or creole cocoa. you know, eaating it the usual. Ah, that's the life...I'm sure many of you will be able to connect with a simple dish [...]
  • Cornmeal Fry Bake

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    There are many variations for bake; one of my favourite is cornmeal fry bake.  I like the texture and crunchiness of the crust, due to the coconut oil and the coarseness of the cornmeal.  This bake will go with just about anything: cheese, sausage, fish, tomatoes, avocado, jam or jelly, etc.  It always taste great [...]
  • Meatless Loaf

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    What does it take for you to review your personal ideology on food? A threatening disease? A spiritual experience? or just a walk in another person's food reality. Be it as it may, I recently had to step back and review how I saw food and the bigger picture to which it appends itself. You [...]
  • Fish in White Sauce with Vegetables

    29 Mar 2014 | 6:12 am
    It seems any dish with a white sauce, such as this fish in white sauce with vegetables,  is a dish begging to be eaten or maybe, you will be begging for more.   During this season of Lent my family eat more fish than any other time.  This is because we hardly eat any other type [...]
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  • Chocolate Peppermint Cream

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Ingredients: 400 ml heavy cream 80 ml Chocolate peppermint syrup 20 ml Peppermint syrup Preparation: Put all ingredients into a 1 US Pint Whipper. Shake to mix the ingredients together and  screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously.
  • Ginger and Rosemary Lemonade

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Ingredients: 0.5 tbsp. Ginger 2 pieces Sprigs of rosemary 1 tbsp. Granulated sugar 0.5 pieces Lime(s) Ingredients (per Glass): Fill the Soda Siphon with cold water. Screw on 1 C02 soda charger and shake vigorously. To ensure the water is really fizzy refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Serving Suggestion: Pour all the ingredients into a glass and stir with a bar spoon until the granulated sugar dissolves. Top up with soda water from the Soda Siphon.
  • Lavender Simple Syrup

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Ingredients: 430 ml Sugar syrup 15 g lavender, dried Preparation: Crush the lavender with a mortar and pestle, and put with simple syrup into a 1 Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake vigorously 5 times, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Afterwards quickly vent the Whipper by pressing the lever. Open the bottle and pour the simple syrup through the iSi funnel & sieve into a glass.
  • Rose Cream

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Ingredients: 450 ml heavy cream 50 ml Rose syrup Preparation: Put all ingredients into a 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously.
  • Measurement Tips and Tricks

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    So many people struggle with understanding measurements and finding the right conversion for a measuring system they understand best. So we wanted to add what we have found as the best and quickest online measurement calculator for quick conversions. Check it out!
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    Easy Recipes Menu

  • Thai Green Prawn Curry

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    This dish is called Leeli Kolmi Ni in Thailand. Less than 30 mins preparation time 10 to 30 mins cooking time Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp oil 1 onion, finely sliced 6 garlic cloves, crushed 4cm/1½in piece of fresh ginger, crushed 2 hot green chillies, seeds removed, finely chopped ½ tsp ground turmeric 450ml/14fl oz can coconut milk 4 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed 4 cloves 5-6 curry leaves (available from Asian grocers) 2cm/¾in piece cinnamon stick 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 500g/1lb 2oz tiger prawns, cleaned and de-veined, shells removed but tail intact Preparation method…
  • Thai Pork Kebabs

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    This recipe is for cooking on a barbecue. Overnight preparation time 10 to 30 mins cooking time Makes 6 Ingredients 200ml/7fl oz carton of coconut cream 1 heaped tbsp Thai green curry paste 2 tsp light muscovado sugar ½ lime, juice only 2 tsp Thai fish sauce or light soy sauce 800g/1¾lb lean pork (fillets are particularly tender or you could use pork steaks or thick boneless chops) 3 medium red onions, cut into 12-18 wedges 3 limes, cut into 12 wedges Preparation method Mix together the coconut cream, curry paste, sugar, lime juice and fish or soy sauce in a non-metallic bowl. Cut the…
  • Thai Fishcakes Served with Thai Cucumber Salad

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    Overnight preparation time 10 to 30 mins cooking time Serves 4 Ingredients For the fish cakes 500g/1lb 2oz fish fillets ½ red pepper, chopped 2 red chillies, chopped 2 tbsp coriander 3 spring onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 stalk lemongrass, tender part only, chopped 1 tbsp fish sauce 125ml/4fl oz coconut milk 1 whole egg 125g/4½oz green beans vegetable oil For the Thai cucumber salad 2 cucumbers peeled, halved lengthways and de-seeded 35g/1¼oz caster sugar 50ml/2fl oz rice vinegar 2 hot chillies, finely diced 2 shallots, finely diced 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves…
  • Green Curry Paste

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Homemade Thai curry paste has tonnes more flavour that shop-bought versions. Make double the recipe and freeze half for later. Less than 30 mins preparation time No cooking required cooking time Serves 8 Ingredients 4-6 medium green chillies, de-seeded and roughly chopped 2 shallots, roughly chopped 5cm/2in piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed small bunch of fresh coriander, stalks and roots attached if possible 2 lemongrass stalks, chopped (if unavailable, use 2 tbsp dried) 1 lime, grated zest and juice 8 kaffir lime leaves, torn into pieces (if unavailable, use…
  • Raw Salsa Veg

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    This salsa recipe is a real crowd pleaser – fresh, healthy, low-fat and made in one step. Enjoy with Mexican corn chips. Less than 30 mins preparation time No cooking required cooking time Serves 4 Ingredients 250g/9oz fresh tomatoes, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 mild chillies, finely chopped bunch coriander, finely chopped salt, to taste lime juice, to taste 1 tbsp water Preparation method To make the salsa, combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve immediately.
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Cups

    Brandon Matzek
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    And the chia pudding obsession continues. In this recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Cups, creamy lemon chia pudding is layered with sweet-tart rhubarb, and chopped strawberries infused with lemon and vanilla.  As you are eating this sweet treat, you can either mix everything together all at once, or you can leave the layers intact, allowing for a variety of tastes with each bite.  I prefer the second option. Chia pudding is something I eat for breakfast or dessert several times a week, so I am always looking to switch up my flavor combinations.  If you are unfamiliar with chia pudding,…
  • Deviled Eggs Three Ways

    Brandon Matzek
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    It’s the post you’ve all been waiting for… Not one.  Not two.  But three deviled egg recipes.  With Easter just around the corner, I’ve come up with a game plan in advance to use up all of those leftover hard-boiled, dyed eggs.  Step 1:  Make deviled eggs.  Step 2:  Throw a Deviled Egg Party. Let’s dive right into Step 1.  Below, I’ve provided recipes for a variety of deviled eggs: Chile Garlic, Avocado Bacon and Pickled Beet.  My Chile Garlic Deviled Eggs are made with fiery Sambal Oelek, chopped cilantro, and plenty of fresh lime juice.  These…
  • What Are Your Favorite Food Blogs?

    Brandon Matzek
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:50 pm
    I am always on the hunt for new sources of inspiration when it comes to writing, cooking, styling and photography.  Sometimes I pull inspiration from food magazines and cookbooks, and other times, inspiration strikes after having a top notch experience at a restaurant.  However, most of the time, I am inspired by other food blogs. With over 130 blogs currently in my Feedly, I’m not going to list my favorites here one by one.  I will give Smitten Kitchen and 101 Cookbooks special mentions, because I’ve cooked many recipes from both blogs, and the results are consistently…
  • Breakfast Quinoa

    Brandon Matzek
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:44 am
    Eat this Breakfast Quinoa for… breakfast, and you’ll have all the energy you need to punch any early morning right in the face. Like earthen red confetti, tender quinoa is tossed with jewel-toned beets and tangerine.  Honey is added for sweetness, and toasted almond for crunch.  This bowl full of superfoods is finished with a rich cloud of whole milk ricotta, and a final flurry of grated tangerine zest.  Healthy?  Check.  Hearty?  Check.  Delicious?  Double check. In addition to becoming the newest recipe in my healthy breakfast repertoire, this Breakfast Qunioa is also…
  • Rye Pecan Pie

    Brandon Matzek
    13 Mar 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Did you know that tomorrow is Pi Day? For those of you who are not fully dialed into the geek world, Pi Day is an annual celebration of the never-ending number, π.  This special occasion falls on March 14 each year, because this date represents the first 3 digits of π (3.14).  In celebration of Pi Day this year, I’ve prepared a tasty Rye Pecan Pie.  Sweet and smokey with just a hint of spice, this Rye Pecan Pie is to. die. for.  Let me explain. First, this is a deep dish pie.  That means each slice has almost double the amount of crust and filling compared to a regular slice of…
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    Within the Kitchen

  • Millionaire Bars

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    If your family is anything like ours, your family calendar is bursting at the seams - between all the kids' activities like  play-dates, soccer, swimming, homework, homework and more homework, violin practice, track and field,  not to mention the occasional workout for yourself, work, appointments etc etc - there is not always time for family dinners! And family dinners that are relaxed, homemade and without pressure to get somewhere else are even more rare.To combat all this craziness, we try to have a bit more of an old school family dinner on Saturday or Sunday. Each week dessert…
  • Cardamom Vanilla Tea

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    So simple, so good.A former work colleague of mine would occasionally bring a cup of this delicious tea into work for me. Her husband makes her a cup every morning! Makes 2 cups of tea.Ingredients1.5 cups water1 cup milk2 black tea bags2-3 cardamom pods1 tsp vanillaInstructionsAdd all ingredients to a small sauce pan.Simmer for 20 – 30 mins. You can also add a little bit of fresh ginger if desired. Enjoy!
  • Peanut Butter Cocoa Smoothie

    4 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Did you know a Canadian was the first to patent peanut butter?In 1884, Marcellus Gilmore Edson (February 7, 1849 - March 6, 1940) from Montreal, Quebec was issued a patent for peanut butter. According to Wikipedia, “His cooled product had 'a consistency like that of butter, lard, or ointment' according to his patent application. He included the mixing of sugar into the paste so as to harden its consistency.”As a child of the 70s, I grew up on Kraft dinner, lime soda and peanut butter and often watched The Six Million Dollar Man, Little House on the Prairie, &…
  • No Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:08 pm
    My workplace is filled with amazing people, many of whom have a keen interest in food and great cooking talent. Last year, we created a company dessert "bake-off" competition (I'm happy to say I won). It was such a success that we decided to do it again this year. Each week we have a different theme - avocado, chocolate, marshmallow, quinoa, banana etc. Up to five people create their best recipe using the featured ingredient and it's judged by three colleagues. After all of the weekly competitions are completed, the weekly winners then make their best dessert for a no restrictions final…
  • Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Brownie Sandwiches

    25 Mar 2014 | 2:46 pm
    "I scream , you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" How many times have you heard or said that line? Did you know it was actually a hit song from the late 1920s? I didn't but here is recording:And let me tell you, I would scream for these ice cream sandwiches! Oh man, these are good! The chewy, fudgy brownie layer and the creamy, chocolaty ice cream are perfect together. Kids and adults will rave about this dessert treat. Chocolate Chip Ice CreamIngredients2 cups whipping cream2 cups half and half1 vanilla bean5 egg yolks1 cup granulated sugar1 cup mini chocolate…
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    | Indian Recipe Info

  • cabbage vada

    Rambabu Uppada
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Cabbage Vada   Cabbage vada is one of the south Indian deep fried snacks which are made from ground lentils and finely chopped cabbage. You will never know that this recipe is made of cabbage, it tastes like onion.   Ingredients: Bengal gram (split) – ½ cup. Urad dal – ½ cup. Cabbage (finely chopped) – 2 cups Green chillies – 2 no. Fennel seeds – ½ tsp. Black Pepper powder – ½ tsp. Ginger (finely chopped) – ½ inch size Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp. Asafoetida – 1 pinch Salt – As per your taste Oil – for deep fry. Method: Soak Bengal gram and urad dal for overnight…
  • Egg Curry

    Rambabu Uppada
    27 Feb 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Egg curry recipe made in Andhra style is one of the spicy dishes which can be made within in minutes. Egg curry is simple and tastes good with chapathi or plain rice. Ingredients:   Eggs – 6 nos. Onion (finely chopped) – 1 no. Coconut (grated) – ½ piece (dry) Red chillies – 5 no. Fenugreek  (roasted) – 1 pinch Coriander seeds (roasted) – 2 tsp. Cumin seeds (roasted) – 1 pinch Tymol seeds (roasted) – 1 pinch Salt – Required. Oil – 2 tps. Method: Grind coconut, red chillies, fenugreek, coriander seeds and tymol seeds to fine paste Heat 2tsp. oil in a vessel, add…
  • Bhindi Masala

    Rambabu Uppada
    19 Dec 2013 | 6:26 pm
    Bhindi Masala   Bhindi Masala is one of the popular spicy curry recipes which are served with chapati.   Ingredients:   Okra – ½ kg. Tomatoes (chopped) – 2 no. Chilli powder – ¾ tsp. Onions (thinly sliced) – 2 no. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp. Oil – ¼ cup. Lemon juice – 1 tsp. Garam masala – 1 tsp. Fresh ground pepper – to taste Salt – As per your taste Coriander leaves – to garnish Water – ½ cup. Method:   Wash okra and remove ends. Cut into two half’s and keep aside. Heat oil and sauté onions until light brown colour, then add tomatoes and…
  • Murukku recipe

    Rambabu Uppada
    11 Dec 2013 | 5:51 pm
    Murukku recipe   Murukku recipe which I am going to explain today is one of the easiest snacks which can be prepared with rice flour and other regular kitchen ingredients. Murukulu recipe gonna be soft and crispy snack.   Ingredients: Rice flour – 1 ½ cup Besan flour – ½ cup Cumin seeds – ¾ seeds Red chilli powder – 1 tsp. Butter – 3 tsp. Baking soda – 1 pinch Salt – 1 tsp. Asafoetida powder – ¾ tsp. Oil – 5 cups Water – ½ cup. Method:   Take a plate and sieve besan, rice flour, salt, soda, chilli powder, asafoetida and cumin seeds. Add butter (room…
  • Vegetarian Omelette

    Rambabu Uppada
    19 Nov 2013 | 5:07 pm
     Vegetarian Omelette   Vegetarian omelette is one of the easy to make recipes made with gram flour. It can be prepared within 15 minutes and can be used as evening snack.   Ingredients: Gram flour (Besan flour) – 1 cup. Onion (finely chopped) – 1 no. Green chillies (finely chopped) – 2 no. Milk – 2 tsp. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp. Turmeric powder – A pinch Coriander leaves (finely chopped) – 2 tsp. Curry leaves (chopped) – 1 tsp. Oil – 1 tsp. Salt – As per your taste Method:   Take a bowl and mix gram flour, salt and turmeric powder. Add milk and…
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    Good Food Life

  • Two Delicious Sides for Easter Dinner

    Guest Blogger
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    No Easter dinner is complete without Grandma’s favorite country ham. But, you can still play with the side dishes! Potato Gruyere Gratin provides the old fashioned creamy elegance while Freshly Grilled Spicy Lemon Asparagus adds a bit of deliciously modern flair! Enjoy. PrintPotato Gruyere Gratin Recipe Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Yield: Serves 8 Easter is the perfect time to serve the comforting creamy goodness of Potato Gruyere Gratin. Warm the sauce, assemble the casserole, and then let it cook while you catch up on all the latest…
  • Meet a Full Circle Farmer: Tieton Farm and Creamery

    Full Circle
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Tieton Farm & Creamery is a 21-acre farm located in the beautiful Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington owned by Farmer Ruth Babcock and Cheese Maker Lori Babcock. Ruth Babcock graduated 1987 from the WSU MBA program. She has worked in the computer software industry for the past 21 years. Lori Babcock trained at a London culinary school and holds a degree in software engineering, and studied chemistry. After falling in love with cheese while living in France for two years and to satisfy a long-term desire to farm, in 2002 they started running a small farm in Bellevue, WA on 1.5 acres of…
  • Simple Passover Brisket Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    This simple and delicious brisket can be modified to suit a wide variety of tastes. Looking for something a little more gourmet? How about adding some tart cherries or apricots in place of tomatoes. Something a little darker and sweeter? Substitute Coca Cola for red wine. This simple brisket recipe can be adapted to suit your family’s tastes. PrintSimple Passover Brisket Recipe Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 3 hoursTotal Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes Yield: Serves 8-10 Ingredients2 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 (5-pound) brisket of beef, shoulder roast of beef, chuck roast, or…
  • How to Make Homemade Gluten-Free Matzah Balls

    Guest Blogger
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Matzah balls may be a part of your Passover celebration, or maybe you’ve just been curious to try this historically profound food. I had never tried matzah balls myself until I was an adult. I was asked to cook for a private event at a client’s home and they requested matzah ball soup. They also needed to be gluten free. As always, I was up for the culinary challenge. I already make a delicious chicken soup (my hints below), I just needed to learn how to make the matzah. Basically, the matzah is an unleavened bread, not very different than making a cracker. You can purchase matzah meal,…
  • 4 Spring Brunch Recipes

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    With the sun breaking through the clouds and Easter on the horizon it’s time to start breaking out the spring brunch recipes. Whether you’re hosting a gathering of friends or family, or just bringing something to a potluck, here are four delicious recipes for any brunch. Easy Spring Quiche Recipe When I’m thinking brunch, the first thing that comes to mind is quiche. From veggie-filled shells of asparagus, chives, broccoli and leeks, to meaty ensembles of bacon, sausage, chorizo or prosciutto. Start with this basic recipe and make it your own. Celeriac and Sunchoke Hash…
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    Eat In Eat Out Magazine

  • Baked Berry French Toast

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Thinking about an Easter Brunch? This Baked Berry French Toast, by our West Coast Editor Stephanie Arsenault, kicks the classic breakfast nosh up a notch. It’s bursting with fresh blackberries between soft, egg-drenched layers of bread, and finally, drizzled with maple syrup. While it looks and tastes more like a dessert, it is just like regular French toast, but better. It’s French toast’s better looking, sweeter cousin. Baked Berry French Toast Print Ingredients 8 thick slices bread of your choice 1 cup blackberries (or berry of your choice), plus more to serve 4 large eggs 5 egg…
  • Milk Chocolate Nutella Torte

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Cake of the Month April 2014 I have recently re-discovered the awesome yumminess of Nutella… now I can’t get enough! So when planning April’s cake, it made total sense to build a recipe around it. I thought I would build on the creamy-nuttyiness of the Nutella by adding more milk chocolate. Who knew it would be so hard to find a good recipe for MILK chocolate cake. Why is that? Oh well, time to develop one of our own using the goodness of Canola oil. Did you know you can also make a great Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from scratch if you don’t want to use Nutella?
  • Spelt Berry and Fennel Salad

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Try new grains in this delicious salad BY Kelly Brisson, Easy Coast Editor Spring is back! with it, comes a much needed shift in our eating habits. Health becomes a priority again and we muddle through the crispers and cabinets for those whole grains and fresh vegetables we’ve been neglecting since fall blew through. Despite our body’s lust for indulgence, swapping out carb-heavy starches for some healthy grains is the quickest way to tame a lion of a hunger while keeping your taste-buds happy and your body energized all day. Add a few other nutrient-rich ingredients and your lust for…
  • Caribbean-style Vegetable Stir Fry

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Blogger Spotlight: Olive & Ruby This week we are showcasing an awesome Canadian food blogger Rhonda Hogan. Rhonda was raised in Trinidad and now lives in Toronto. In her Blog, Olive & Ruby, Rhonda shares her adventures in and out of the kitchen with her own added personal touches! Check out this recipe for Caribbean-style Vegetable Stir Fry along with her not-to-be missed Nutella Peanut Butter Brownies in the Spring 2014 issue. Just Click   Caribbean-style Vegetable Stir Fry Print This is one of those everything plus the kitchen sink kind of recipes. There is no right or wrong…
  • Weeknight Indian for 2

    31 Mar 2014 | 11:01 am
    With a little help from Patak’s and Tilda Check out this great feature in the new Spring 2014 issue – just click!
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    Eclectic Recipes

  • Ham and Pineapple Flat Bread Pizzas

    Angie McGowan
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    My husband and I have really tried to cut our calories and increase our cardio over the last month and a half. Between the two of us, we’ve shed right at 30 pounds, most of it was my husband of course. One of our key things to cut calories, besides to cut all the junk foods, was to cut out sandwiches and pizza for dinner. Eliminating our weekly pizza takeout has made a huge difference. But I just can’t live without pizza. I just love it too much. In the past, I’ve made pizzas on pita bread, on zucchini and I’ve even tried that cauliflower crust. But my favorite quick…
  • Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

    Angie McGowan
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NJOP for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Passover is almost here. It begins on April 14th and lasts for 8 days. I have become completely fascinated with all the foods and traditions that surround this holiday. I never experienced the culture and foods of people of the Jewish faith when I was growing up. I only knew a handful of kids that were even Catholic, and that was only on holidays. Now living in a more populous location, we run into lots of people from so many backgrounds. My son has lots of questions for me about his friends…
  • Guest Room Makeover

    Angie McGowan
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    I wanted to share with you today my guest room that I finished a few weeks ago. It’s been a long, slow process to re-paint and decorate our home. Right now my son’s room is in progress. We finished his bathrooom a few weeks ago and have been working on his room. We’re covering a mural and repainting a small porch like area in his room. It’s a little hard to describe, but hopefully we’ll be done sooner than later and I can explain it in photos. This guest room is something I didn’t want to spend too much money on, so I repurposed as many items as I could…
  • DIY Coconut Citrus Sugar Scrub

    Angie McGowan
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    I’ve recently discovered the joy of sugar scrubs. Over the past year I’ve had more and more problems with dry skin. Mainly because of our pool and hot tub. The chemicals really strip your skin, leaving it dry, scratchy and just plain uncomfortable. I’ve tried the best of the best creams, but nothing  seemed to really relive the  itch and tightness until I started using sugar scrub. Someone sent me a wonderful citrus sugar scrub that was amazing, Unfortunately I ran out of the scrub in a week, and when I went to check the price I was shocked, so I decided to make my own for…
  • Coffee Mug Herb Garden and a Giveaway

    Angie McGowan
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:37 am
    Spring is here, well sort of. I see things blooming and I can’t stop sneezing because there’s so much pollen in the air. However it’s still really cool, even for Florida! Hopefully it will warm up in the coming weeks so I’ll be more motivated to start some Springtime gardening. In the meantime, I’ve started some seeds for our garden. I planted several things outside, and a few things inside. After last year, and losing some of my prize herbs to the heat, I decided to move some of my herbs to my sunny kitchen window where the temperature will be a little cooler…
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  • 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…
  • Au Gratin White Beans & Kale

    21 Jan 2014 | 9:24 am
      We’re in the thick of winter and all I can think about is comfort food. I need a filling meal morning, noon, and night….as well as forty billion snacks a day. Yet no matter what I eat, I’m still hungry from the minute I wake up to the time I close my eyes to fall asleep. It’s especially weird since the rest of the world is in diet mode. Due to my insatiable hunger these days, I’ve been trying to give a healthy twist to everything I cook. One of my favorite new recipes is a delicious au gratin white beans and kale dish that I came up with while stranded…
  • 10 Foods for Clear Skin

    17 Jan 2014 | 9:48 am
    I don’t have the best skin. For some reason, I didn’t grow out of acne as I got older. Because of this, I’ve become conscious of the fact that we really are what we eat. It’s important to be mindful of what I put in my mouth if I want to be break-out free. To help minimize awkward blemishes and help with cell re-growth, I need to include certain foods in my diet. Here’s a list of my 10 favorite foods for clear skin. Keep in mind that anything with fiber and vitamins A, C and E will be great for your skin. Enjoy! 1. Beets: Beetroot is high in vitamin A,…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Deviled Eggs Two Ways

    Lynne Webb
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    Deviled eggs are a popular choice to serve at Easter celebrations and spring get-togethers. We've prepared them two ways - a classic flavor profile made slightly lighter by substituting plain yogurt for some of the mayo, and a somewhat spicier version flavored with curry powder, ground cumin and a pinch of cayenne. Get the full recipe →        
  • Fruity Prosecco Sparklers

    Lynne Webb
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Liqueurs and fresh fruit topped with sparkling wine create refreshing, flavorful cocktails that complement lighter fare. Continue reading →        
  • Food-Friendly Riesling

    Lynne Webb
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    When it comes to food, a dry Riesling pairs nicely with seafood and chicken; semisweet varieties pair with spicy Asian cuisines and sweet varieties work well as dessert wines or aperitifs. Continue reading →        
  • Baked Ham with Pineapple-Mint Chutney

    Lynne Webb
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    A fully cooked baked ham is perhaps one of the easiest entrées you can prepare for a crowd, and with a little information about the different varieties and a few cooking tips, you can be certain that yours will turn out deliciously moist and tender. Get the full recipe →        
  • Herb Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb

    Lynne Webb
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    Inspired by traditional Italian Easter celebrations, this succulent boneless leg of lamb is richly seasoned from the inside out with a flavorful rub made with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and fresh rosemary, thyme and parsley. Get the full recipe →        
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Harry Hopalot 1.1kg Chocolate Bunny

    Judith Lewis
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    It’s absolutely impossible not to be impressed by this piece of chocolate magnificence. While husband tried to prevent me from breaking in to it, I pointed out that this was not a gift but, in fact, a review bunny and if I wanted to gnaw his face off, nibble his ears or bite his fluffy tail, it was my right as the blogger writing the review to do so. Husband was not amused. I think he kind of reverted to childhood when he saw the bunny and his only child nature kicked in. “MINE” he proclaimed. “No so”, countered I. “For you have already claimed the 1.4kg…
  • Godiva Easter Treats Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    I’m not the world’s biggest praline fan so don’t shop as often as maybe I should at Godiva. That said, they did do a range of origin ganaches I was able to try at a press event that blew me away. Sadly they did not become part of the core range but that was some wicked kick-butt stuff from Godiva I’d love to see more of! Easter is a time for slightly more predictability I feel. If I buy a Godiva egg I need to know I’ll be getting the core range I love (if I’m a Godiva fan) and perhaps Ugandan bean ganache is slightly too much of a flavour gamble for me. After all, single origin…
  • Rococo Easter Bird of Paradise Eggs Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    I got a small box in the post which husband put aside for me filled with something chocolaty from Rococo. They have just released a new line of filled eggs for Easter and they are delightful. With three flavours to choose from in a box, it’s easy to keep everyone happy. There are three flavours going from savoury to fruity to floral. I’m not a massive fan of Tonka from my time working with incense but I can fully understand why people love it. This tour of flavours is really interesting in a set of Easter egglets and it was amazing to be lucky enough to be sent a set to try. They were so…
  • Fortnum & Mason Easter Treats – High Quality Ethical Chocolate Beyond Fairtrade

    Judith Lewis
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    There are few places you can be assured of quality ethical chocolate no matter what you choose and Fortnum & Mason is one of those few places. No matter what you choose from the little eggs, through the bunnies and small eggs to the Ultimate Egg, you know the chocolate is quality and free from any taint of Ivory Coast chocolate. That means whether it is a milk chocolate bunny or a hand-decorated egg, the chocolate is quality and to train your kids to appreciate proper chocolate, there is no better way. Yes, it makes it expensive but if we all choose to buy quality, we support the farmers…
  • Cadbury’s Easter Treats plus Egg ‘n’ Spoon Crafts To Do With Your Kids

    Judith Lewis
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Cadbury’s is a trusted household name and I swear they do something to their mini eggs to make them more addictive than caffeine. Their range each Easter includes some standard household names like Dairy Milk eggs, Crème Eggs, Freddy the Frog and now Egg & Spoon. I thought Egg ‘n’ Spoon was basically a Crème Egg but with chocolate rather than fondant inside and frankly couldn’t bring myself to try them. The thought of that gooey interior was just too much to contemplate, I was wrong. The inside of an Egg ‘n’ Spoon carton are 4 eggs filled with a…
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    The Menu Mom

  • Cheesy Pretzels

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We love making pretzels here.  My girl came across this recipe and wanted to give it a try.  I had everything on hand so we set to work.  They were easy for us to make together.  Everyone loved the flavor. The recipe says that they can make 16, but they will be rather small.  We made a bit less so we could have bigger pretzels! Cheesy Pretzels 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1 egg 2 tablespoons coarse salt {Kosher salt works} Heat oven to 400.  Spray cookie sheet with…
  • Chicken Oahu

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This was a recipe I came across while making my grocery list last week.  I love trying new things and I knew this would be a hit with my family.  It would make a perfect freezer meal too.  Just toss it all in a freezer bag and freeze.  Thaw and then they cook as normal! The flavor of the pineapple, orange, and lemon juice was wonderful.  I was also surpassed that they chicken was not dry.  We served it with brown rice and there were nothing but empty plates at our table that night! Chicken Oahu 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 8 oz unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained 1/2 cup…
  • Free Ebooks Today

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    As of right now… here are some freebies for you.  Remember these deals sometimes expire FAST!  If something is gone, I am sorry.  Also, I have not had a chance to preview these – wanted to get them out ASAP, so no guarantees on how good they are… but for free, you don’t have anything to lose. Name Email
  • Gluten Free Friends – This is For You

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Gluten Free Friends, I just heard about a new magazine – “Living Without” “Living Without magazine offers you thoughtful articles and columns that cater to concerned parents, intelligent consumers, and those who wish to take control of their dietary intake. If you’re overwhelmed with the thought of learning a new style of cooking, it shows you basic techniques, tips, and tricks for creating exciting meals and baking successfully without dairy, eggs, or wheat. For those with children, Living Without magazine offers kid-friendly snack and meal ideas that are sure…
  • Coupons 4/3/12

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Sweet and Sour Tofu with Vegetables

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Sweet and sour tofu loaded with veggies and a delicious sauce — what could be more satisfying? This recipe is a guest post from my friend (and name twin!) Anjali at Vegetarian Gastronomy. I met Anjali a little over a year ago – she’s a blogger who I instantly connected with, she’s also vegetarian and offered to share this recipe with us today. It’s a healthified version of Chinese Takeout — with all of the flavor but none of the guilt. Welcome Anjali! I have been a follower of The Picky Eater for a while, and I am thrilled to be guest posting here! When I…
  • How to Make Vanilla Extract at Home

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Mmm… vanilla. It has to be one of my most favorite flavors in baking and sweet treats. I even add it to my oatmeal some mornings! A few weeks ago, my brother and his girlfriend came over to visit us, and with them they brought a jar of homemade vanilla extract! How cool is that? My brother’s girlfriend made it. I usually buy vanilla extract from the store, but when she told me how easy it was to make at home I was inspired to share the recipe with all of you. All you need is 8 vanilla beans and Vodka. It is super easy to make, but just takes a little patience because it has to sit…
  • Creating a Healthy, Non-Toxic Nursery and Home for a New Baby

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:17 pm
    There are so many things to learn when you’re a new parent. Beyond all of the baby-care basics, there’s the whole world of figuring out what products you need, what items you want in your nursery, how to avoid getting too much “stuff”, and how to ensure that everything you buy is safe and non-toxic for your baby (BPA free, free of dyes, etc.) — it can be so confusing! Here are 5 easy things you can do to make your nursery greener and healthier for your little one (these tips are from my friend Dana Govern at Wild Mint, a company dedicated to providing safer,…
  • Healthy Tips for The New Mom

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    16 Mar 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Our baby girl is 9 weeks old today! I can’t believe it’s been 9 weeks already. It has seriously flown by. In this time we have had tons of amazing and helpful visitors, been on one date night, gone on a bunch of walks, had 3 “play dates,” had just a few completely sleepless nights, dealt with fussiness and a baby gas, been in love with Layla’s smiles and “a-goos,” and took Layla out to 3 nice dinners (Chez Panisse, Greens, and Millennium) – where she did great! It’s been a crazy and amazing ride with our super active, kick-punching,…
  • The Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sugar is an ingredient we all know that we should be eating sparingly — too much sugar is never good for you. But there are actually two very different types of “sugar”: naturally occurring sugars and added sugar. So what’s the difference between the two? And is one healthier for you than the other? Added sugar includes any sugars or sweeteners that are added to foods during processing or preparation (such as putting sugar in your coffee, or eating flavored yogurt, or adding sugar to your cereal). You’ll see them on the ingredients list as:…
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    Celtnet Recipes Blog

  • Coconut Cream Almond Joy Easter Egg Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    Happy Easter!! To all my readers. As it's Easter, here is a simple to make Easter egg recipe for you.Bee on the lookout, as tomorrow I will have a recipe for a classic chocolate Easter cake.Coconut Cream Almond Joy Easter EggsServes: 15Ingredients:115g (1/4 lb) butter, softened225g (8 oz) cream cheese, softened900g (2 lbs) icing sugar (confectioner's sugar)1/4 tsp sea salt1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract400g (15 oz) flaked coconut600g (22oz) dark chocolate chips30 almondsMethod:Dice the butter and mix in a bowl with the cream cheese. Place in your microwave and cook on full power for about 30…
  • Whole Orange and Chocolate Cake Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    I've been submitting savoury, main course and snack recipes for a while now — so it's time to add a recipe for a cake, particularly as it's almost Easter.This cake is unusual, as it's base is a whole orange that's cooked until tender before being added to the cake batter.Whole Orange and Chocolate CakeServes: 12Ingredients:175g (6 oz) butter, softened1 small orange (about 200g [8 oz])100g (4 oz) self-raising flour1 tsp baking powder1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground coriander seeds2 tbsp cocoa powder100g (4 oz) ground almonds175g (6 oz) light muscovado sugar4 eggs, separatedMethod:Place the…
  • Satay Pork Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Today's recipe is for a classic Indonesian-style dish of pork strips in a sweet chilli marinade that are cooked on a barbecue (grill) and served with a peanut and coconut milk sate sauce.This recipe can serve two as a main meal or four as a starter. It also makes an excellent addition to any barbecue.Satay PorkServes: 2Ingredients:450g (1 lb) thin pork loin steaks6 tbsp dark soy sauce3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce2 tbsp brown sugar2 tbsp lime juice2cm (4/5 in) length fresh ginger root, peeled and finely grated1 garlic clove, crushedFor the Satay Sauce:1 garlic clove, crushed1 tbsp chilli-infused…
  • Sticky Lime and Coconut Drizzle Loaf Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    I love limes, I really do... so I am always on the lookout for a new recipe that uses this tart and citrusy fruit.The marriage of the acidity of citrus with the sweetness of coconut milk is an ideal one (and a combination found throughout the tropics). This makes an unusual cake, that is nonetheless very tasty and goes well as an accompaniment to tea or coffee.Sticky Lime and Coconut Drizzle LoafServes: 10Ingredients:100g (4 oz) butter, softened175g (6 oz) self-raising flour1 tsp baking powder175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar2 eggs400ml (14 oz) tin of coconut milkfinely-grated zest of 2…
  • Country-style Blackberry Pie Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    OK, so it's only early spring... but at this time I like to clear out my freezer to remove some of the autumnal glut that wasn't eaten over winter. During the clear-out I came across a very large bag of blackberries.As well as a blackberry suet pudding (my personal favourite) I also prepared a rustic-style pie that works well both as a dessert or as a tea-time treat. This is a very rich pie with an even richer pastry, given the twist of adding a little custard powder to the mix, which both helps colour the pastry and also gives it a subtle custard flavour.Country-style Blackberry PieServes:…
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    Simply Good Eating

  • Almond Flour Pancakes (Gluten Free)

    Jerry Ko
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Looking for a nice simple delicious gluten free pancake? I gotcha covered with these almond flour pancakes. My wife is on a gluten free diet and one of the things we both love to have for breakfast are pancakes.  In the past, we would normally just buy the gluten free pancake mix from the market but I wanted to make it from scratch.  After various trial and error attempts I nailed down a recipe that comes out consistently nice every time.  My wife loves it when I serve this classic style pancakes with her favorite condiments.  These almond flour pancakes are a wonderful alternative option…
  • Baked Classic Kale Chips

    Jerry Ko
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:48 pm
    My wife loves eating Trader Joe’s zesty nacho kale chips.  She could go through a bag a day every week and that can definitely sting the wallet.  Some bags of kale chips go for over 5 or 6 bucks for a small bag. So today we decided to get some fresh kale and try to bake our own version. It wasn’t Trader Joe’s zesty nacho version but the kale chips was equally as addictive for my wife.  So with that said, I’d say this was a hit.  Making kale chips is easy but just requires that you keep a close eye on them when you are baking them in the oven. You can feel free to…
  • South Bay Market (Plainview, New York)

    Jerry Ko
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:20 pm
    South Bay Market located in Plainview, New York is an upscale gourmet deli that serves prepared foods for a quick bite for lunch! They also serve  you a variety of salads, sandwiches, wraps and paninis. ​Dennis Garren, the proud owner of South Bay Market, has been in the restaurant and catering business for over 30 years, providing great food and outstanding service. Dennis wanted to open up a great location that would incorporate high quality, fresh and wholesome food in an upscale environment. The deli looked nice and clean inside and has a dedicated seating area in the front. Behind…
  • Rustic Steak House Au Gratin Potatoes

    Coral Ko
    9 Mar 2014 | 8:30 pm
    After months of being away on hiatus from posting due to a number of personal matters, I am glad to be back. Mostly, I’m glad to come back to being able to doing what my husband and I love doing and that is cooking!!! With that said, its been long overdue, but Happy Belated New Year to those who been regulars and we are back!  It’s amazing how time seems to fly by especially with day light savings going into effect today and losing one hour.  I woke up later then usual today and did a bunch of errands during the day.  We had decided to have a pot roast for dinner and felt…
  • Hanger Steak and Broccoli with Balsamic Raspberry Vinaigrette

    Coral Ko
    25 Aug 2013 | 5:26 pm
    This is a nice quick and easy dish that can be done around half hour or so and comes out real delicious.  The heart and sole of the dish if you have not guess already is the vinaigrette.  It really makes this meal stand out with the sweet and tangy flavors complimenting the steak along with the broccoli. I didn’t have any potatoes on hand but I do suggest that you can have a side of mash or baked potatoes to go along with this as well. Ingredients: 2 lbs. hanger steak 2 medium broccoli bunch (cut into small pieces) sea salt  (as desired) ground black pepper (as desired) 1/2 cup…
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    Onion Rings and Things

  • Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

    Lalaine Manalo
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    Unfortunately, I do not have any primped up photos of this marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip. Fortunately, I have candid photos of adorable kids... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baked Ziti

    Lalaine Manalo
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Hiya! It’s been awhile. Been two weeks since you’ve last heard from me. Don’t fret. I am here now and I have something for you. A... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Asian Meals for Sunday Dinners

    Lalaine Manalo
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    My mother is not one you’ll find busily fiddling with pots and pans, concocting everyday meals. Growing up, her cooking was more like a special... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tuscan Chicken

    Lalaine Manalo
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:13 pm
    I know I haven’t been here as often as I should. Only 6 whopping recipes in March! Not good. Not good at all. The thing is, I do cook a lot. My... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

    Lalaine Manalo
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Halabos na hipon is a type of Filipino dish where shell-on shrimps are cooked in butter, garlic and 7-up. It was what I planned to cook for dinner... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • If you tell your daughter she’s beautiful, will she believe it?

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. We learn about love from our parents. What no one ever tells us is how we learn about beauty from our mothers. If we tell our daughters how beautiful they are, while tearing ourselves apart, how will they ever believe it? Join my for a [&hellip The post If you tell your daughter she’s beautiful, will she believe it? appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Own your scarlet letter: On overcoming labels

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. She tattooed it to my forehead when I refused to pin it on willingly. My scarlet letter–A is for adulterer. Never mind the fact that I was already separated, living alone, divorced in all but formality. When you’re tearing someone else down, reality is often inconsequential. [&hellip The post Own your scarlet letter: On overcoming labels appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Fancy Pants Cheap Dessert Recipe: Tangerine-infused Creme Brulee

    4 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. In my never-ending quest to figure out how to live life in alignment with my dreams, April is all about money–the making of it and spending it smart. This was decided back in December, before the mess made it seem like the perfect moment to [&hellip The post Fancy Pants Cheap Dessert Recipe: Tangerine-infused Creme Brulee appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • How to look better naked: On Barney the Dinosaur, John Lennon and Ravioli Soup

    31 Mar 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. The John Lennon Letters sits on my nightstand. Every day I read a few pages of Lennon’s scribbles. I learn the stories behind them. Much of the words are nonsense, some of them are genius. Not being a Lennon scholar, more than I expected are cruel. [&hellip The post How to look better naked: On Barney the Dinosaur, John Lennon and Ravioli Soup appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Homemade Creole Seasoning Recipe

    27 Mar 2014 | 1:43 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Gumbo, minus the shrimp, is one of my top ten favorite things. In the past I bought pre-made creole seasoning and used it primarily in this one dish. That all changed two weeks ago. I made a triple-size batch of Emeril Lagasse’s Chicken and Sausage [&hellip The post Homemade Creole Seasoning Recipe appeared first on The Development of Taste.
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  • Incredible Tomato Sauce With Just Three Ingredients!

    A Cougar In The Kitchen
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    I’m back, at least for today!  I wrote the following post the day after my last post at the end of January, but somehow never got around to publishing it.  Indeed, I have a handful of posts that are languishing … Continue reading →
  • Polar Vortex, Reprise and REAL Chicken Pot Pie

    A Cougar In The Kitchen
    28 Jan 2014 | 6:33 pm
    It’s cold again around the nation’s capital, yet my crazy son Ken wears just a sweatshirt hoodie and walks gloveless out to the bus stop.  Clearly he inherited those Germanic genes from his dad!  Last night I made a roast … Continue reading →
  • A Riff on Shrimp and Grits

    A Cougar In The Kitchen
    20 Jan 2014 | 5:48 pm
    A few weeks ago, probably at my Christmas dinner Costco run, I picked up a large bag of frozen, cooked langoustine tails.  I’ve already experimented with creating a dish with black rice and these little tails in a spicy tomato … Continue reading →
  • Bosc Pear Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

    A Cougar In The Kitchen
    30 Oct 2013 | 9:35 pm
    Bosc pears are in season!  Compared to the squat, bright green d’Anjou or yellow Bartlett, these cinnamon brown-gold beauties, elegant and shapely, are the royalty of the pear family. These fruits make the most delicious and visually stunning desserts; I … Continue reading →
  • Fall Fare for the Old Guard and My Guys: Magret Duck Breasts

    A Cougar In The Kitchen
    26 Oct 2013 | 8:16 pm
    I love the fall.  The cool, crisp weather, despite periods of rain, marks the advent of car camping, cozy fires and a return to more substantial meals. For me, mid-October is also the beginning of my holiday preparations; I recently … Continue reading →
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    A Guy Who Loves to Cook!

  • Sweet and Sassy Chicken

    Ted Hall
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Sweet is a nice word. It makes you think of nice things. Sour is not as nice a word. It makes you want to clench your jaw and pucker. And sassy is a kind of naughty word. It makes you giggle. The combination of sweet and savory doesn’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re a fan of Sweet and Sour Chicken, this recipe is great. We’ve made a light and fresh sauce that’s more about complementing our flavorful grilled chicken than covering it with a red-dye enhanced shellac-like sweet & sour sauce.All of the sweet and tart flavors in this recipe are derived from the foods themselves; no…
  • Black Bean Maque Choux with Cajun Chicken

    Ted Hall
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Maque Choux, pronounced “mock shoe”, is traditionally thought to have come to us through the courtesy of the original French Acadians who migrated from Canada to Louisiana and the Caddo Nation Native Americans who introduced them to corn. I’m just grateful that someone had the good sense to invent this dish!When sweet corn is abundant and fresh we can’t get enough, and this dish lets those golden nuggets shine!  But don’t wait for summer to make this if you had the forethought to freeze some of last summer’s corn. Even if you didn’t freeze the fresh farmstand stuff you can…
  • Coconut Curry Chicken

    Ted Hall
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Sometimes, when developing a recipe, I’ll begin with the idea of what I would like the dish to become. In this case I knew I wanted the essences of curry and coconut. Now comes the fun part; I get to smell all kinds of wonderful things! I started by sniffing some shredded coconut that I keep on hand for making granola. With that scent in my head, I went searching for the curry. First I came across a yellow curry, the aroma of which leads with cumin. That was good, but when I sniffed the coconut and that curry together something was missing. So I grabbed some Madras curry powder (to add a…
  • Italian Beef Sandwich - Chicago Style

    Ted Hall
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:17 am
    There are things that people do when they travel. You can call them traditions or habits or even superstitions. We’ve all seen photographs of the Pope, kissing the tarmac upon descending from an airplane. For me, it’s about food. (I know, who’da figured?) Within the first day or so of arriving in some of my favorite destinations, I have to visit certain places for specific food items or the whole trip is in danger of going all cattywhompus.  I have my place for Italian Seafood in San Francisco, Turtle Soup in New Orleans, Calamari in Grand Rapids, Oysters and Shrimps in Homosassa,…
  • Nonna’s Italian Giardiniera

    Ted Hall
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:57 am
    Giardiniera is a staple condiment found anywhere in Chicago where you can get an Italian Beef sandwich. You can usually choose a hot or mild version of this delicacy depending on your tolerance for heat. My recipe is pretty much right in the middle. Aside from a sandwich condiment, Giardiniera can also be included in Antipasto or just served as a side for just about any dish hot or cold.This simple combination of crunchy, marinated vegetables is basically an Italian relish. Most commercial brands sold in jars are made with vinegar. Since mine doesn’t have to sit on a grocer’s shelf for…
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    The Culinary Life

  • An Unfortunate Affinity to 70s Soft Rock, and Sweet Potato Biscuits

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Mmmm sweet potato biscuits… /homerdrool Here’s an annoying fact: I get music from my parents’ generation stuck in my head. All. The. Damn. Time. Perhaps it’s because my mom listened to music constantly when I was small, but regardless of the cause, the end result is the vast majority of the 70s soft rock genre has wormed its way into my subconscious like an earwig on a coke bender. Air Supply, Chicago, Bread, the Carpenters, the entirety of the Yacht Rock canon. It’s all very good music, to be sure, but it’s little out of context in the land that is Steph’s Brain… And…
  • Spring 2014 Le Creuset Giveaway

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    As a break from what seems to have become my regular emo drudgery these days, I’ve got something fun to post today. One of my favorite topics: cookware. When Garrett and I were writing Melt: the Art of Macaroni and Cheese, we both made crazy use of our huge collections of Le Creuset cookware. We each have a ton of it, for many reasons. First, this stuff is bulletproof. We’ve both abused the hell out of our cookware – especially through developing and testing 75 recipes – and it all still looks brand new. Second, it’s gorgeous. I mean, he-llo beautiful gorgeous.
  • The Heartbreak of Success, and A Healthy, Easy, and Cheesy Chicken and Brown Rice Enchilada Casserole

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes, everything hinges on a simple chicken enchilada casserole.I’m doing good right now. In fact, many would look at my current circumstances and think I’m doing damn fine. I’ve got a handful of amazing friends, a stable job with benefits, a book that just came out, a cozy apartment all to myself, and a little money set aside for a longtime dream that’s about to be realized. I’m relatively healthy and I’ve got big plans for the future. I’m living the goddamn dream, right? Why, then, does it feel so… icky? And what does this have to do with…
  • [Mostly] Authentic Mexican Enchilada Sauce

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    - A recipe for enchilada sauce that brings a little heat and a lot of flavor. -  Last week I posted a recipe for making super easy homemade enchilada sauce from scratch, and that recipe used tomatoes. Oooooh, that post caused all sorts of drama with the purists! Anyone deeply familiar with Mexican cuisine knows that traditional enchilada sauce doesn’t actually contain tomatoes – as several folks flamed me last week to remind me. Traditional sauce is made with dried chilies that have been rehydrated and then toasted until they take on a nice, hot, smoky flavor. While dried…
  • The Ultimate Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    - Why eat the canned stuff when you can make your own easy homemade enchilada sauce? - I mentioned a few months ago that I lost my grandmother, and I lamented how sad I was that it didn’t look like I was going to be able to get her recipes from my relatives. Not much progress has been made on that front, but it made me think of something my grandmother was always famous for: her enchiladas. For year people begged my grandmother for her homemade enchilada recipe, but she refused to give it out. This was strange, because my grandma loved to share recipes. All, but this recipe. My other…
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    Spanish Food and Cuisine

  • Spanish Beef Empanada Recipe

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Spanish Beef Empanada RecipeBeef empanada recipe, get this yummy and easy Spanish Tapas dish from Galicia (northern Spain)! Calories : 397 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: Medium difficultyNotesCheck out our tuna empanada recipe! Food type: AppetizersMeatBeefSide dishesTapas
  • Spanish Rice Recipe With Clams And Squid

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Spanish Rice Recipe With Clams And Squid Spanish rice with clams and calamari rings! Discover this yummy and easy Spanish rice recipe, an authentic Tapas dish from Spain! Calories : 367 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: Easy Food type: FishMain dishesRiceTapas
  • Mushrooms With Garlic And Serrano Ham Recipe

    5 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    Mushrooms With Garlic And Serrano Ham RecipeSautéed mushrooms with garlic and Serrano ham! Discover this easy to cook Spanish Tapas recipe with mushrooms, Serrano ham and garlic! Calories : 186 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: EasyNotesYou can also use bacon dices instead of Serrano ham! Food type: AppetizersSide dishesTapas
  • Pumpkin Soup Recipe

    28 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Pumpkin Soup RecipeSpanish pumpkin soup recipe! Get this easy vegan recipe for pumpkin soup with carrots and Serrano ham dices, an easy and creamy side dish from Spain! Calories : 164 calPrice estimation: Less than 5 $Complexity level: Easy Food type: Fruit and VegetablesSide dishesVeggies
  • Chorizo And Potato Soup Recipe

    17 Mar 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Chorizo And Potato Soup RecipeChorizo and potato soup recipe! Discover this delicious and easy potato soup recipe with Spanish chorizo sausage, a popular Spanish Tapas dish! Calories : 412 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: Easy Food type: Main dishesMeatPorkTapas
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    Whiskey Bacon

  • Whiskey Roasted Veggie Burger

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:14 am
    sWith all the bacon we consume, every now and then we like to do our hearts a favor and bulk up on the veggies. Though the idea of one of those cardboard tasting veggie burgers is less than desirable. So we revamped the veggie burger into a roasted stack of awesomeness.  These thick cut veggies roast up perfectly and make for an awesome meatless option. What you end up with is a mouth busting stack of smoky roasted veggies. The whiskey and oil mixture helps to keep the veggies moist at such a high temperature. You get a big messy burger without all the guilt of…well, a big messy…
  • Bacon and Shrimp Burger

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    In case you haven’t noticed, we love to travel and eat. You should try it some time! (In fact, we have a cult following – the Whiskey Bacon Traveling Circus, which you should probably check out!) It’s great, you get to experience new and awesome places, as well as try new dishes that may not be available wherever you are. One of our trips lead us to South Carolina to visit a friend of ours. Her little port city seemed to be know for two things – its  military training base and shrimp. While a certain Lush was all about trying out the military men, I wanted to try the…
  • Baked Bacon & Crab Rangoons

    3 Mar 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Who doesn’t love these tasty dumplings filled with cream cheese and crab meat? No really, who? Because you have severe taste issues that should be thoroughly examined! Looking at the best way to make these, I stumbled across the idea of baking them. So much easier than frying and you don’t have to worry about perfectly sealing them! A quick and easy appetizer and no mess of a frying pan and oil. And I guess it’s a wee bit healthier… though there is the heavenly addition of bacon.  Not only do we add bacon, but we kicked it up a bit with snappy siracha mayo, lemon…
  • Cheddar Bacon Drop Biscuits

    24 Feb 2014 | 4:38 pm
    I will admit it…I love bread, probably a little too much. The problem is I don’t have the patience to actually make bread. Or the patience for most baking, really. So I’m constantly looking for quick breads and biscuits that I can make with pretty standard items. This has lead me to a love of drop biscuits. Tasty, airy, quick and addictive. We have a basic drop biscuit recipe that’s a great breakfast side, but not too long ago I wanted a dinner biscuit and couldn’t get the Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits out of my head. So I began searching recipes and playing…
  • Whiskey Bacon Popcorn Cake

    17 Feb 2014 | 3:41 pm
    As a kid, I loved having school parties. Not because the parties were overly fun, but because my mother would always make a popcorn cake. It was a gooey, sugary treat that only came out for special occasions, ie- when I wasn’t going to be at home having a sugar rush! To us, it was magical. Peanuts, M&M’s, pretzels, and popcorn, all held together by sticky, gooey marshmallows.  It was like an entire movie concession stand rolled into one treat! I’ve mastered making the cake since then, and in certain circles it’s become known as the ‘diabetes cake’…
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    Rawfully Tempting™

  • (Gluten Free) Coconut Zebra -Striped Cookies

    Barbara Shevkun
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    What started out as an attempt to modify a macaroon, turned into a delicious, crunchy coconut almond cookie. These cookies are very light, a little dry, and as crunchy as you want - Just dehydrate them longer. Want them chewy? Pop cookies  in freezer and don't dehydrate at all, or dehydrate for a couple of hours to set the chocolate stripes. Change up the extracts and you can prepare these in almost any variety. Fabulous from bowl to plate or dehydrator to dish. You decide!READ MORE »
  • (Dairy Free - Raw Vegan) Chocolate Rum-Caramel Ripple Ice Cream

    Barbara Shevkun
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    This is NOT a picture of this recipe, but an earlier recipe I made. Every time I make this recipe, it gets eaten so fast, we never get a good picture - so use your imaginations. BUT THIS RECIPE is a RAWfully Tempting favorite!!!READ MORE »
  • (Dairy Free) Chocolate Covered Strawberry-Cheesecake Pudding Parfait

    Barbara Shevkun
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Okay, so I'm on a pudding parfait roll...Can you blame me? Pudding has always been one of my favorite treats, and raw vegan pudding is just exquisite! I get bored with the same thing over and over, so I keep changing up ingredients. For all of you that really want to make pudding, but don't have access to young Thai coconuts,  I used Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream instead. Yes, it turned out as tasty as it looks and definitely thickens as it chills and the coconut cream starts to set. Your family and friends will LOVE you for making this for them!READ MORE »
  • Classic Raw Vegan Chocolate-Vanilla Pudding Parfait

    Barbara Shevkun
    8 Mar 2014 | 1:21 pm
    I've published several pudding/mousse variations, but here is the BASIC recipe which can be modified in so many ways. Don't like cashews? Add more coconut meat and chia seeds. Dislike chocolate? Add frozen fruit and/or extracts. Instead of Vanilla Pudding, add caramel, butterscotch or rum extracts. Instead of Chocolate Pudding, add hazelnut, almond, or coffee extracts.You all know what a fan of Medicine Flower extracts I am. Right now they are Certified Organic, cold extracted, and super concentrated. If you have not tried them, I highly suggest you check them out. Mention…
  • 2014 - Best Raw Vegan Gourmet Chef/Best Raw Vegan Blog - We Won!!!

    Barbara Shevkun
    2 Mar 2014 | 6:28 am
    Dearest Friends - I want to extend a truly heartfelt "thank you" for all of your love and support. For those that took the time to are awesome/amazing! THANK YOU! I am honored to have received two awards in the 2014 Best of Raw Awards at the Raw Living ExpoBest of Raw Blog!! Woo hoo! Rawfully Tempting - This Blog,  was the recipient of this award. How wonderful is that! The truth is...I could not have done this without all of you. So keep on reading, enjoying, and commenting. We do LOVE feedback here at Rawfully Tempting. When I know what you are looking for, it…
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    The HauteMeal

  • Pop of Green

    Stephanie &#124; The HauteMeal
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    What can I say? I have a thing for crazy sweaters. I love the windowpane sleeves on this one, which are so much fun to wear. In fact, I probably would have been happy if the whole sweater had that same pattern, but the pop of green and coral adds a pretty pop of spring color. Kaleidohype Sweater by River Island | Ankle Pants by (Mossimo, similar at Mynt 1792) | Stacking Rings by (LLIwireworks) | Lucite Wedges by Paper Fox (similar by Qupid) | Fashion Playground nail color by Essie Today’s Earworm (music for driving with all the windows down):  Rill Rill by Sleigh Bells…
  • Coconut Chicken Tacos with Honey Mango Salsa

    Stephanie &#124; The HauteMeal
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    I can’t say exactly why I was craving coconut crusted chicken. Maybe I was thinking about those coconut shrimp from Outback (although I can’t recall having eaten in an Outback in years), or maybe I was just trying to come up with something to do with the heap of honey mangoes I’d picked up at the store, intending to make mango cheesecake with them, but then getting totally lazy about it. Note to self: do something with the 2lbs of cream cheese sitting in the fridge. Whatever the reason, these are absolutely delicious. The batter is very lightly sweet, just enough to accent…
  • Cool Culottes

    Stephanie &#124; The HauteMeal
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is it just me, or do culottes not get all the admiration they deserve? I love that they have the cool comfort of shorts, but with the length and flow of a skirt. And it’s great how the styles that are coming out now are available in a midi length that mimics the midi length skirts and dresses that are turning up everywhere lately. So, if you prefer a longer length, you’re in luck. Also, I don’t know about you (and this might be TMI), but when the weather gets warm, us ladies with more *ahem* generous thighs have to occasionally deal with some chafing, and skirts can be a bit…
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Brown Butter Hollandaise

    Stephanie &#124; The HauteMeal
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Asparagus is in season again, which means the markets are overflowing with bundles of these slim, tender little stalks. I love the way they snap between your teeth with a clean, bright crunch, and barely require any cooking at all this time of year. It’s probably our favorite vegetable around here, and while it’s wonderful on its own, dressed simply with olive oil and a little salt, it’s nice to do something a little different once in a while.   I love the way the asparagus plays against salty ham and creamy, lemony hollandaise in this recipe.  This also happens to…
  • Hemingway’s Favorite Hamburger

    Stephanie &#124; The HauteMeal
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
      It is a good burger because it is an honest burger. And while we may be accustomed to thinking of hamburgers as throwaway food because they’re so ubiquitous, a hamburger that is cooked well and true and has a depth of seasoning, and is generously heaped with fresh and flavorful toppings will not only please your taste buds, but may also touch your soul. With the laundry list of ingredients I was expecting an appetizing burger, and I wasn’t disappointed. The meat was juicy and flavorful, with delectable bursts from the onions and capers. The crunch of the toasted bun …
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    HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate

  • Spaghetti Birthday Cake

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    I get lots of requests for easy birthday cakes, this one is so easy that my kids made it for their dad’s birthday. His favourite meal is spaghetti and his cake of choice is carrot cake. Spaghetti Birthday Cake Recipe … Continue reading →The post Spaghetti Birthday Cake appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Giant Gummy Bear Kit Kat and m&m cake

    11 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
    “I made a giant gummy bear Kit Kat and M&M cake today while you were at school, do you want to see a photo?” “Woooaaahhh that’s awesome, can I have some when we get home?” “I gave it away” “What!!! … Continue reading →The post Giant Gummy Bear Kit Kat and m&m cake appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • How to Make Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    Learn how to make home made chocolate Easter eggs with a surprise inside.  Easter egg hunts are so much fun, with the biggest egg always last.  One year when I was a child my mum carefully set up an Easter … Continue reading →The post How to Make Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Divergent Movie Cake

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:42 am
    Which Divergent movie faction are you? Candor: I don’t want to write out this recipe tonight, I want to go to sleep. Honest Abnegation: Someone may want to make this cake and they’ll need the recipe so you must help … Continue reading →The post Divergent Movie Cake appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Pet Dragons & Castle Cake Tutorial

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:29 am
    The best pet is one that sheds no hair, makes no mess and is not too noisy.  Meet my pet dragons.  They live inside the castle cake but will be just as happy residing anywhere in your home. To make … Continue reading →The post Pet Dragons & Castle Cake Tutorial appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Spiced Fig and Mushroom Kebabs {vegan}

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I’m more than a little obsessed with mushrooms, as regular readers will know. From stews, such as my Mushroom Bourguignon, to pastries, like my Mushroom Wellington, and burgers and salads, they are the ultimate versatile vegetarian “meaty” substitute. They are also satisfying and “meaty” enough to satisfy carnivores too. Carnivores, such as my husband, who raves about my Mushroom Quinoa Burgers to his meat loving friends. Continue reading Spiced Fig and Mushroom Kebabs {vegan} or leave a comment ©2013 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including…
  • Friday Finds

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Last weekend my husband and I spent a wonderful weekend in Noosa. I always find it so relaxing there, with gorgeous sunsets (as you can see in the Instagram photo above taken on the Noosa Sunset Cruise) and the food is fantastic too. The highlight of the trip for me was a fabulous meal at Berardo’s, which offer some great vegetarian dishes, including this gorgeous fig one with battered radicchio, tortellini and the most amazing chocolate mousse filled with salted caramel! Need to clean the oven but hate using harsh chemical cleaners? Check out this great post on how to clean your oven…
  • Roasted Cocoa Chocolate Cake {gluten free}

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    “What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.”  - Katherine Hepburn Roasting may be one of the most basic methods of cooking, but it’s also, in my mind at least, the most wonderful. Roasting brings about rich complex flavours, which is a director result of the chemical reaction food undergoes when it is roasted. This reaction, called the maillard reaction, is responsible for that delicious crust on the outside of a loaf of bread and the caramelisation that happens when meats are roasted. Continue reading Roasted Cocoa Chocolate Cake {gluten free} or…
  • Honey, thyme and plum crostata

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Crostata’s – there’s something so homely and comforting about this rustic dessert. And it’s not just the combination of simple flavours, in this case a Honey, Thyme and Plum Crostata, enjoyed simply, for me at least, a lot of that comfort and joy comes from making it and ultimately sharing it with someone I love. There’s the slow deliberate rolling out of the pastry. No rushing here. Breathe and roll, easy does it. Perhaps I’m odd, but I find rolling out pastry relaxing. It’s about being there, in the moment, and focusing on what you’re doing,…
  • Herb and Garlic Amaranth Crackers {vegan and gluten free}

    25 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
    I don’t remember exactly when I purchased amaranth flour, but it’s presence in my pantry is testament to the fact I did. It’s also possible evidence of the fact I’m going senile, and that I need to clean out my overcrowded pantry, but lets ignore that for the moment shall we? Continue reading Herb and Garlic Amaranth Crackers {vegan and gluten free} or leave a comment ©2013 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and…
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    The Dinner-Mom

  • Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Quinoa fruit salad is the perfect blend of blueberries, strawberries, pineapple and quinoa with a delightful honey lime dressing. Need a healthy dish for a potluck? This one’s a winner! I assigned myself fruit salad for our upcoming Easter brunch. It’s at my brother’s house so I’m feeling very little stress at the moment. That […] The post Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Parmesan Paprika Chicken “Chips”

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Parmesan Paprika Chicken Chips are cheesy with just the right amount of kick from paprika. We pounded the tenders thin to make a one-of-a-kind chicken “chip.” The kiddos will love these! The other day I was surfing Pinterest and misread a recipe. It said chicken “strips.” But, I thought it said chicken “chips.” What??? The […] The post Parmesan Paprika Chicken “Chips” appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli #MushroomMakeover Week 4

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This  Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe and post were created as part of the #MushroomMakeover 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador for the Mushroom Council. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience. As you probably know by now, I’ve always enjoyed mushrooms. I’ve […] The post Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli #MushroomMakeover Week 4 appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese for #SundaySupper

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Monte Cristo grilled cheese is the ultimate sandwich.  Ham and Swiss cheese are pressed between slices of bread slathered with cinnamon butter and a layer of raspberry jam. Grill it, top with powdered sugar and prepare to be wowed.   Brunch? Dessert? Dinner? Lunch? I’m not sure there is an occasion when a Monte Cristo […] The post Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese for #SundaySupper appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries and Almonds

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Massaged kale salad with strawberries, almonds and cheese is so delicious you’ll forget that it’s good for you too. I’ve discovered the secret to making this healthy green tender and tasty. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. I’ll just come right out and say it. I have not been […] The post Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries and Almonds appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • cheese garlic toast recipe, how to make cheese garlic toast recipe

    dassana amit
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    cheese garlic toast recipe – a quick breakfast recipe for the early morning hours when we don’t have enough time to prepare an elaborate breakfast. in the hustle and bustle of city life we sometime skip our breakfast, which is an important meal of the day. toasts, sandwiches, porridge, smoothies, juices and fruit salad are good option for folks who don’t have much time in morning to prepare their breakfast. i have already posted a similar recipe of cheese chilli toast and few other quick recipes like rava toast, bombay toast sandwich, paneer veg sandwich and moong sprouts salad.
  • vegetable korma recipe, how to make veg korma | mix veg kurma recipe

    dassana amit
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    vegetable korma recipe – aromatic and spiced curry made with mix vegetables. korma or kurma is a curry dish which is popular in india as well as in central asia. the base of the  curry can be coconut paste or coconut milk, yogurt, cream, onion or tomato paste or nuts-seeds paste or a combination. in the north indian and mughlai cuisine generally yogurt and cream are added. whereas in the south indian versions, coconut is used along with some nuts-seeds. there are many many variations of making a korma. the taste and the flavor varies with the cooking technique and the ingredients that are…
  • appam recipe – how to make kerala style appam recipe with yeast

    dassana amit
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    appam recipe – these lacy soft hoppers also known as appam or palappam are a popular kerala breakfast served along with vegetable stew. this is one of our favorite breakfast combination and once in a month i make appams on weekends. the preparation is like making a dosa batter and needs some prep work before hand. this appam recipe is made with yeast. traditionally appams are fermented with toddy which is a local alcoholic drink made from from palm flower or coconut flower. toddy is also known as “kallu” both in tamil and malayalam. in hindi its called as “tadi”. since toddy is…
  • mango panna cotta recipe, how to make vegetarian mango panna cotta

    dassana amit
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    mango panna cotta recipe – smooth velvety vegetarian panna cotta made with mangoes. this famous italian dessert is hubby’s favorite dessert and i do make them occasionally. when the season of mangoes arrive, i make this variation of mango panna cotta with alphonso mangoes. i have been making the panna cotta for some years now. just that the recipes never got to the blog. along with this version, i also make strawberry panna cotta and the regular vanilla panna cotta. panna cotta means “cooked cream” in italian. its a softly set pudding which is creamy yet firm. generally gelatin is…
  • dal bukhara recipe, how to make dal bukhara recipe | dal recipes

    dassana amit
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    dal bukhara recipe – a dish that comes close to dal makhani and was made famous by the ITC maurya hotel in new delhi. the recipe of dal bukhara consists of minimal ingredients and this is what brings out the best in this recipe. unlike dal makhani, dal bukhara is made only with whole urad lentils (black gram) and not with rajma (kidney beans). also dal bukhara is slow cooked overnight on the tandoor. i first came across this simple creamy lentil dish in femina magazine many years ago. the recipe section in this issue had recipes from maurya sheraton and surprisingly the itc maurya sheraton…
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  • Seasoned Cod

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Seasoned Cod 2014-04-12 13:58:41 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 min 109 calories 1 g 65 g 2 g 21 g 0 g 116 g 461 g 0 g 0 g 1 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 116g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 109 Calories from Fat 16 % Daily Value * Total Fat 2g 3% Saturated Fat 0g 1% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 65mg 22% Sodium 461mg 19% Total Carbohydrates 1g 0% Dietary Fiber 0g 1% Sugars 0g Protein 21g Vitamin A6%Vitamin C0% Calcium2%Iron2% *…
  • Lentil Soup

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Lentil Soup 2014-04-09 20:04:58 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 10 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 10 min 398 calories 61 g 6 g 5 g 27 g 1 g 156 g 77 g 4 g 0 g 4 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 156g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 398 Calories from Fat 44 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 8% Saturated Fat 1g 4% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 6mg 2% Sodium 77mg 3% Total Carbohydrates 61g 20% Dietary Fiber 30g 122% Sugars 4g Protein 27g Vitamin A54%Vitamin C11% Calcium7%Iron42%…
  • Roasted Chicken with White Bean Salad

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Roasted Chicken with White Bean Salad 2014-04-09 19:36:25 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 55 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 55 min 611 calories 30 g 157 g 38 g 38 g 7 g 330 g 474 g 2 g 0 g 29 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 330g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 611 Calories from Fat 337 % Daily Value * Total Fat 38g 58% Saturated Fat 7g 33% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 5g Monounsaturated Fat 24g Cholesterol 157mg 52% Sodium 474mg 20% Total Carbohydrates 30g 10% Dietary Fiber 8g 33% Sugars 2g Protein 38g Vitamin…
  • Kidney Bean Hash

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
    Kidney Bean Hash 2014-03-27 11:20:17 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 25 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 25 min 495 calories 62 g 70 g 16 g 27 g 6 g 432 g 172 g 1 g 1 g 7 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 432g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 495 Calories from Fat 142 % Daily Value * Total Fat 16g 24% Saturated Fat 6g 29% Trans Fat 1g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 70mg 23% Sodium 172mg 7% Total Carbohydrates 62g 21% Dietary Fiber 5g 21% Sugars 1g Protein 27g Vitamin A0%Vitamin C48%…
  • Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

    27 Oct 2013 | 3:28 pm
    Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto 2013-10-27 16:27:57 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 45 min Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 45 min 359 calories 21 g 246 g 11 g 32 g 3 g 283 g 1267 g 1 g 0 g 8 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 283g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 359 Calories from Fat 100 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 17% Saturated Fat 3g 16% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 246mg 82% Sodium 1267mg 53% Total Carbohydrates 21g 7% Dietary Fiber 1g 4% Sugars 1g Protein 32g Vitamin A15%Vitamin…
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  • History of Easter, Traditions and Recipes

    Alessandra Neri
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    When Easter comes, I always think about my grandmother and my family Easter celebrations in South Italy, Naples, where she lived and where my mum comes from. My heart remembers beautiful memories. This year, I decided to do something different. I followed different traditions: two weeks ago, I decorated bushes with Easter eggs which is known as the Ostereierbaum, or Easter egg tree in Germany. For Good Friday, I bought some cross burns which my husband and I ate for breakfast. They already gone before I could take some photos. Today, I’m celebrating Easter…
  • Coffee and Amaretto Cake Recipe

    Alessandra Neri
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Coffee and Amaretto Cake is easy to prepare and delicious to the palate. Its coffee flavour is perfectly matched to the particular taste of the amaretto biscuitsAmaretti are one of many types of traditional italian biscuits, which are so perfect for this type of cake. If you live in Ireland, you can find amaretti in Lidl or Superquinn. Ingredients for 8 people:3 eggsBaking powder 16 g or 1 italian packet of baking powder for cakeCake butter or Butter for bakery 150 gSugar 150 gPlain flour 300 gMilk 180 mlEspresso coffee (4 espresso cups)Amaretti biscuits 200 gPreparation time : 30…
  • Pastiera Napoletana Easter Recipe

    Alessandra Neri
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Today I want to show you how to make the old recipe of true Neapolitan heritage: The Pastiera Napoletana.When I was a child, my grandmother used to bake pastiera every Easter’s time. This was for me a special occasion to visit her. So I grew up loving culinary traditions of the South of Italy. Bakings pastiera is like reliving childhood memories.Pastiera Napoletana is a type of Italian cake made with ricotta cheese. It originates from the area of Naples. It is a typical cake during Easter time.It was used during…
  • Baking essentials: What tool you need to buy?

    Alessandra Neri
    26 Jan 2014 | 9:54 am
    My friend asked me once: What baking tools do I need to buy? So I thought that this post might be helpful to her and all the people who are looking for a simple guide in Buying Bakery Tools.Rimmed Baking Sheet and Cakes Pans, essentials to make cakesIn this post I am writing a list of all baking essentials you need to have at home, so you can make the perfect cakes, desserts and baked food. As the wise says “The right tool for the right job”.If you think about it: having the right tools is essential to successful baking. With the proper equipment on-hand, you will have better…
  • Homemade Blueberry Thick Pancakes Recipe

    Alessandra Neri
    11 Jan 2014 | 11:20 am
    How to prepare easily at home thick pancakes for breakfast.Living abroad is a pleasure for me. I have the opportunity to know other cultures through the pleasure of eating something different every day.As the title says, today I am going to explain how to make pancakes. With this recipe you can make a thick pancake. Below a picture of the results. What do you think? Not bad ?A pancake is a relatively thin, flat, round cake prepared from a batter and cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan. It may be served at any time with a variety of toppings or fillings…
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  • Pretzel Fudge
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    PRETZLE FUDGE….do I even need to go any further?  Crunchy, sweet, salty and rich all one little bite.  Now if you think that is the best party….try again.  Only 3-ingredients…3-INGREDIENTS!! You heard right. (Read right)  Kids love it, adults adore it & get ready for your new favorite NIBBLE!!! Servings 12 Ingredients 3 cups milk chocolate chips 24 mini pretzels OR pretzel chips 1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk Directions 1.) Line an 8X8 baking pan with wax paper or parchment paper and spray.  Fold an extra crease against one wall to provide easy…
  • Skillet Panko Crusted Salmon
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:20 am
    I am certainly not one for tattling, but if cooking salmon ever gives you a hard time, you must let me know.  With such innately robust flavors, there is usually very little that needs to be done to it.  Lately, I have been on a huge salmon kick, often preparing it for lunch, dinner & even breakfast at times (smoked of course).  Sometimes, the sushi lover that I am will even sneak a piece off and go sashmi style before popping it into the pan.  Now here we have a recipe that I am completely confident that you are really going to enjoy.  This dish is made with…
  • Asian Cole Slaw
    19 Feb 2014 | 5:57 am
    It’s funny, but other than some nice greens with a tangy ginger dressing, I don’t typically do too many salads when it comes to my Asian food. I’m not quite sure why that is, however as a lover of crunchy shredded fresh veggies this, dish a super duper tasty. The depth of flavors complement pretty much any fish, chicken or beef entrée. As a matter of fact there are times I even do it solo for lunch when time is a factor. Simple & satisfying! Ingredients • 1 bag of Asian slaw mix • 1 quarter white onion • 2 garlic cloves • 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar • 3/4 teaspoon…
  • Valentine Banana-Chip Pancake
    7 Feb 2014 | 4:04 am
    What better way to show your family some LOVE than with a healthy & sweet Valentine’s breakfast? Since I am one to never opt out the flavor, upon my daughter’s request, we mashed up some bananas on their last legs and added some chocolate chip. (It is Valentine’s Day after all) We finished it up with some fiber-rich ingredients and a drizzle of warm maple syrup. Servings: 4-6 Ingredients • 2 cup white whole wheat flour (my new obsession; lighter tasting than pure whole wheat, with the same nutritional benefits) • 2 ripe bananas • ¼ cup chocolate chips • 1 teaspoon vanilla…
  • Pan-Roasted Salmon with Grapefruit, Fennel & Kale
    27 Jan 2014 | 2:14 pm
    If there is such a thing as “too healthy” this dish may just be it! Heart healthy salmon, fiber-enriched kale, vitamin C filled grapefruit and a garnish of avocado (which I’ve been told is one of the only foods that humans can sustain on solely for the rest of their lives). However, the best part of this well-rounded meal is the flavor combination.  The savory veggies with the tangy fruit and hearty salmon are literally like a dream come true. Try it and see what I mean! Please! Ingredients 3 pieces center-cut fresh salmon pieces (about 1 lb.) 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt Ground pepper…
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  • Eggless Pinwheel Cookies

    Pravina Parikh
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Its been long time since I made eggless sugar cookies for Christmas. My grand-kids have been asking me to make some cookies for them. So on occasion of Easter I made them these colorful eggless... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Make Ghee ( Clarified Butter ) In Slow cooker

    Pravina Parikh
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Ghee is one of the very common ingredient in Indian cooking. It is also used very heavily in traditional Indian medicine and to light holy lamp (diya) in temples and in homes. Ghee is also approved... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microwave Vegetable Makhani Recipe

    Pravina Parikh
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:53 pm
    After I made Mutter Paneer using Microwave last week, I tried this Vegetable Makhani or Vegetable Makhanwala recipe using Microwave. It is also equally simple and yet so tasty.  This recipe also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microwave Mutter Paneer Recipe: How to make Mutter Paneer in Microwave

    Pravina Parikh
    22 Mar 2014 | 10:12 pm
    After posting slow cooker recipes like slow cooker carrot halwa, slow cooker aloo-palak , slow cooker pav-bhaji etc for past few weeks, today I am posting Microwave recipe for Mutter Paneer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slow Cooker Aloo Baingan ( Potato Eggplant Curry) Recipe

    Pravina Parikh
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Today I am posting another simple recipe like slow cooker aloo-palak (potato and spinach curry) I posted last week. Aloo-Baingan  (Potato Eggplant Curry) is also simple recipe for quick week... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    YUM eating

  • My First Attempt at a Lime Poke Cake

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    I’ve done pudding mix with cake. I’ve done cake mix with diet soda. That was all the rage in the early 2000s when I was on Weight Watchers. I’ve done the cake mix with the can of fruit. Also, all the rage when I did Weight Watchers. I have no idea why I have never attempted a poke cake. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I honestly hate making cakes because husband doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth and kiddo is only here two days. What am I supposed to do with a whole cake? I have been buying those little Jiffy cake mixes because they make just enough…
  • Let’s Get Real Friday Party #35

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’m so excited to be co-hosting with Christine this week and the Let’s Get Real Friday Party! After my big March promotion of sharing all my Irish traditional recipes for Irish-American Heritage Month I had to take a few days in April to get some rest in. I’m not too big on Easter goodies like so many other’s are so I’ve had to get creative on a few of my April recipes. I’ve learned a very important lesson this week. I don’t have to play in the Easter category if I don’t want to just to get readers. Honest. It still works! My favorite post from…
  • A Table by the Window

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I’m in love with this book.  I’m already counting down until the next book in the series is released, which I am guessing since this book was just released March 18, 2014, it’s going to be a while before book two appears. Boo. On a positive note though, this book has so much going for it that I could probably read it again and find something that I missed. Yah. I’m a sucker for a good book that keeps me around and makes me want to read it again. It is very rare. Top of my most read list is Needful Things by Stephen King if that tells you anything. Prior to this review…
  • Layered Mint Oreo Loaf

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    While we were working on recipes to fill my March challenge of Irish recipes all month-long, we came across a few green recipes that we thought we might use. As the days ticked by, I decided to stick with traditional Irish recipes and save a couple of the green colored items for Easter. The color seemed much better suited. While the photos showcase some shamrocks, this wonderful little dessert will actually work well for any springtime holiday meal. Kiddo and I had a lot of fun making it. I found this recipe in a cookbook my mother purchased for me called “Magical Endings from Cool Whip and…
  • Recipes By Accident: The Bacon Bruschetta & Pasta that Brought Tears

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am
    Sometimes our best recipes happen quite by accident. When I made the blue cheese and bacon scallops I knew I was going to have to get creative when it came to my husband’s dish because he has no desire to eat scallops. Also, he isn’t much of a blue cheese fan unless it is to dip his hot wings in. Even then, he is very picky about it. Since I was already making bacon and pasta for my scallop dish I knew I had two ingredients ready to go.  I didn’t want to make sauce just for him because that would have required me to open a jar of homemade canned tomatoes and I was not sure…
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Tsougrisma | Egg Tapping Game

    Kenton Kotsiris
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Alright, it’s that time of the year again. Greeks get your eggs ready! Okay, so what exactly are you talking about, Kenton? I’m talking about the age old Greek Easter game, where people will gather around the table and discuss their best techniques and someone gets yelled at for holding their egg too close toContinue Reading The post Tsougrisma | Egg Tapping Game appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Koulourakia | Greek Easter Cookies

    Kenton Kotsiris
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Yay! It’s that time of year again to make Greece’s beloved Koulourakia. These delectable butter cookies are a favorite after Greek Easter.If you’ve never had these, you’re in for a treat. Jane says they remind her of the scrumptious butter cookies found in the round blue tins. So if you like something similar to that, you’reContinue Reading The post Koulourakia | Greek Easter Cookies appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Lamb And Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini

    Kenton Kotsiris
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    The other night Jane asked me what we should do for dinner. I told her I had a taste for lamb but I wanted to do something different with it. We’ve had the normal lamp chops, baked lamb, and lamb sliders, but what about stuffing it in a veggie? We’re no stranger to stuffing thingsContinue Reading The post Lamb And Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Lagana Bread | Clean Monday Traditional Bread

    Kenton Kotsiris
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    Clean Monday Traditional Bread Every year for Clean Monday, as a way to kick off lent, there is a special Greek bread that is made. It’s special because it’s only made once a year (some Greek families may make it a few times throughout the year however–but out and about, it’s hard to find). TheContinue Reading The post Lagana Bread | Clean Monday Traditional Bread appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Feta And Watermelon Meze

    Kenton Kotsiris
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    This past weekend we had a group of friends over for Jane’s birthday. Being the entertaining type, we wanted to offer a few small bites (tapas aka mezédhes) to our guest. While I do not know if our friends expect food when they come to visit us, everyone knows about our food blog and passionContinue Reading The post Feta And Watermelon Meze appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
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    The Baguette Diet

  • Come a Casa

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Since Italy and France are next door neighbors, finding authentic Italian food in Paris should be a cinch…right ? Unfortunately, not so much. There are quite a few Italian groceries (like RAP) that sell imported pastas, sweets, liqueurs and so on, but finding a restaurant that dishes out the real taste of Italy is next to impossible. Maybe it’s because Italian chefs have no desire to leave their sunny homeland for the grey and cold (in more ways than one) country across the Alps. Some days, I definitely wouldn’t blame them! I’ve had some truly terrible Italian food in Paris (please,…
  • French country food | Basque chicken recipe

    20 Mar 2014 | 1:42 pm
    For us Americans, “French food” often brings to mind white tablecloths, tiny plates, and fine gastronomy served by a suave mustached gentleman named Pierre. While French chefs are certainly some of the best in the world (compare the French vs. U.S. versions of Top Chef if you want proof), there’s a whole other side of French cuisine that foreigners often overlook. French country cooking is simple and copious with plenty of protein and fat to give agricultural workers the energy they needed/need to get through the day. You won’t find any coulant or mousseline in the typical French…
  • Sweet Potato Bread | Sugar-Free and Oil-Free

    15 Mar 2014 | 7:27 am
    Sweet potatoes for breakfast? Yes, please! This sweet potato bread came out moist and cake-like…I almost felt like I was cheating on my lenten promise to give up sweets. But since there’s no sugar or oil in this quick bread, I guess it’s ok? I had a leftover sweet potato after making chili last week, so I decided to try something new. I adapted this sweet potato bread recipe to make a healthier version. I know it’s spring and I should be eating salads and fruit instead of cinnamon and sweet potatoes…but once  the smell of baking sweet potato and cinnamon started…
  • Healthy eating on a budget

    12 Mar 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Living in Paris comes at a price…quite literally! While there are plenty of things I love about this city, the expenses aren’t one of them. I know that there are more expensive cities out there, so I shouldn’t complain. However, since I still have Huntsville prices as a reference point, living in Paris can be frustrating sometimes, especially with my ”starting out” salary. Here are the average prices (in dollars) for a few common items in Paris to give you an idea: One liter of milk (about 1/4 gallon): $1.35 A dozen eggs: $4.45 Loaf of white bread: $2.25…
  • Paris springtime and Greek salad

    10 Mar 2014 | 3:33 pm
    This weekend, something extraordinary happened in Paris. It was all that Parisians talked about last week, and they’re still talking about it now. It even made the national news! That’s right, folks…there was sunshine.   Even if this winter hasn’t been overly cold (especially compared to all of this polar vortex business back home), warmer temperatures and a lot of sun were still very welcome after the dreary winter months. Needless to say, it was a great weekend! On Friday night I took Alex out for a late birthday dinner at Pottoka near the Eiffel Tower.  This tiny restaurant…
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    Penny's Recipes

  • Spicy Sausage And Bean Stew

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    Delicious and Spicy Sausage Supper Sausage Stews I love sausage stews and casseroles. They are warming, filling and it makes a cheap meal at any time of year. You can add vegetables and pulses to the stew in any combination you like. It is a good way to use up what you have in your cupboards or fridge. And you can serve it with lots of seasonal vegetables so you are well on the way to your 7 vegetables a day recommended requirement! A good sausage casserole can be filling and delicious and have lots of vegetables now that we all need 7 a day. It makes a fabulous, low cost supper I had some…
  • Rhubarb Crumble

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Rhubarb Crumble WIth Oaty Topping Spring Rhubarb If you love rhubarb, you’ll love it when Spring arrives and field grown rhubarb is available. Depending on the weather, then it’s either time for rhubarb crumble – or rhubarb ice cream! Rhubarb grown in the winter months is usually ‘forced’ rhubarb. Have you ever hear of the Yorkshire Triangle? It’s the area where most winter grown rhubarb comes from and you can find out more about it here Spring rhubarb means rhubarb crumble or rhubarb ice cream – depending on the weather! This rhubarb crumble dessert…
  • Vegetarian Lasagne

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    Delicious, Easy Supper Lasagne The term lasagne (or lasagna) refers to the flat sheets of pasta that are used in a Lasagne recipe. It typically consists of layers of pasta with a meat and tomato sauce with a cheese white sauce. This recipe is for a vegetarian lasagne, using green lentils instead of meat. You may also like the Wheat Free Lasagne recipe – using leeks instead of pasta sheets The combination of the pasta, tomato and cheese sauce, enhanced by herbs, is completely delicious. Since the lasagne you buy in cafes and restaurants is often not as good as it could be, creating your…
  • Moroccan Style Chickpeas

    1 Apr 2014 | 1:19 am
    Delicious Moroccan Recipe Served on Couscous! Moroccan Style Chickpeas With Couscous This recipe is really easy to make and very tasty. You can vary the spiciness according to your taste. And it costs just under £3 for four servings – not bad for a recipe that give you at least 4 of your 5 (or 7) a day. Serve with a good salad and you are almost there! The low cost and high nutrition value of pulses is why I often cook with lentils and beans. They are low cost – really low cost – and high in protein and nutrients as well as being low fat and low calorie.  Related…
  • Lemon Curd Recipe

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Zesty Lemon Curd How To Make Lemon Curd This lemon curd recipe, for me just epitomises the joy of cooking – to use simple and fragrant, fresh ingredients to make something that gives joy and delight. Many things baked or cooked disappear on the very same day, so it is lovely to create something that can give delight over a much longer period of time!  Related Recipes   Lemon Cheesecake   Lemon Drizzle Cake   Lemon Meringue Pie And lemons are so lovely to cook with – their colour and smell being full of brightness and joy! Your kitchen will smell…
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  • The BIG EASY Recipe of the Week: Brennan’s Red Beans and Rice

    Eric Olsson
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The BIG EASY Recipe of the Week! Each week I post a different recipe from one of the great restaurants in New Orleans.  Maybe it’s a restaurant you’re familiar with, or maybe it’s one you’ve always wanted to check out.  If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans and plan on eating at the restaurant, you can always call ahead or visit their website for any updated information.  Don’t forget to tell them Red Beans and Eric sent you!  On second thought… This weeks Recipe of the Week is RED BEANS & RICE from Brennan’s! Brennan’s, 417…
  • Red Beans & Rice with the Secret Ingredient! And it’s the perfect way to thicken the beans!

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    My goal with every pot of red beans and rice is to get the beans nice and thick.  Not refried beans thick but not thin to were it’s nearly a soup.  Have you ever had Popeye’s red beans?  Something like that. I’ve made some recipes that use to 10 cups of water.  At the end of cooking time I’m cranking the burner up trying to evaporate the liquid, then I’m adding a cornstarch mixture and finally I’m dropping sticks of butter in.  It’s fine but I just don’t like it soupy like that, do you? Whenever I make beans, and it has to be with Camellia…
  • HOW DO YOU RED BEAN? Knorr Cajun Sides Red Beans & Rice

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I always love a fresh pot of red beans and rice.  The way the smell of the cooking pot lingers in the air.  When the beans are so tender and the ham falls off the bone.  Even the next day they taste great.  But what about the times when it’s impossible to make a pot of red beans from scratch?  What do you do so you can have your traditional Monday bowl but all you have is a microwave or only 10-20 minutes? Like a mad man searching for his next fix, I’m searching through the grocery store shelves for the boxed, bagged, canned, frozen and dried versions of red beans and rice to…
  • The BIG EASY Recipe of the Week: Marinated Shrimp (Mr. B’s Bistro)

    Eric Olsson
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The BIG EASY Recipe of the Week! Each week I post a different recipe from one of the great restaurants in New Orleans.  Maybe it’s a restaurant you’re familiar with, or maybe it’s one you’ve always wanted to check out.  If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans and plan on eating at the restaurant, you can always call ahead or visit their website for any updated information.  Don’t forget to tell them Red Beans and Eric sent you!  On second thought… This weeks Recipe of the Week is MARINATED SHRIMP from Mr. B’s Bistro! Mr. B’s…
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken – I bet you a dollar!

    Eric Olsson
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    You may come across a lot of jerks on April Fools Day trying to pull one over on you.  I remember years back a local Detroit radio station reported that the NHL hockey team the Red Wings were moving.  The team was relocating to Windsor Canada – which is right across the Detroit River.  Everyone was shocked.  Callers were crying, pissed, angry.  A couple of members of the team called and confirmed the story.  It was crazy! Then the morning show came out and said April Fools!  It was all a hoax!  The members of the team that called in were in on the prank and they all fooled a…
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    Gratefully Grain Free

  • 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…
  • Pre Packaged Paleo Snacks from Cave Cravings

    Malakai Rouse-Kyle
    22 Feb 2014 | 3:51 pm
    I was pleasantly surprised when I was offered the opportunity to test out a line of Paleo snack products from Cave Cravings.  Cave Cravings is a monthly subscription service that delivers natural, organic snack options to your door. It is so hard to find pre-made snacks that are grain free, dairy free, sugar free and preservative free and so usually I just make my own but there are those times where I wish that I could just grab something without having to plan ahead. Simon and I took the day off on Friday and on a whim went out to Deep Cove for a hike. Since it was…
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • 5 Last-Minute Easter Side Dishes

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Okay, so you probably already have your entree picked out for tomorrow. Growing up, we usually had ham on Easter. Yum. But side dishes? Well, that rotated from year to year. Usually something potato-y. Usually at least three veggie dishes. Some kind of slaw, some kind of salad. Feeling a lack of side dish inspiration? Here’s a little list of options that are definite crowd-pleasers…and go great with ham (or poultry or whatever you’re having as the star of the show) Lick-Your-Plate Potato Salad – This is hands down one of my favorite recipes to make as a side dish on…
  • Thin Crust Pizza

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    I tried out a new product called Flatout Light Italian Herb Flatbreads. The package says it has 90 calories, 9 grams of protein and 74% fewer net carbs than 2 slices of wheat bread. A lot of times products like this tend to taste like cardboard, so I was a skeptical. We first tried them out making chicken wraps using lettuce, tomato, onion, shredded cheese and breaded chicken strips. They were pretty good. Then I saw on the package about making pizza with them. No affiliation with Flatout. We just like the product! My husband LOVES pizza but it has so many carbs. I checked out the website and…
  • One Pot Chicken Tortellini Dinner

    8 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    One pot to clean after making a delicious dinner? Sign me up! I make this one pot pasta recipe all the time, so I decided to test another one pot dinner from Pinterest – this time it’s for chicken and tortellini. You use the whole chicken, which I love since sometimes our supermarket has whole chickens on sale for a really great price! It’s much cheaper than chicken breasts. But if you love white meat or dark meat, you could use just those pieces instead of the entire chick. Just make sure you go for bone-in and adjust your cook time accordingly. The original recipe was…
  • Apple Pear Scones

    29 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every home chef has to have at least a couple of recipes up their sleeve that never fail to impress. We become known for these recipes, and when all else fails, we can whip up a batch and all else is forgiven, no matter how crispy and black dinner may be. For me, that “up my sleeve” recipe is this one for apple scones. I always put apples in them because that’s my favorite flavor, and in today’s blog post, I’m going to show you how I made them with pears. But you could also use dried cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips/chunks, berries, and nuts. Sometimes I…
  • Colorful Birthday Card

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    After the holidays there are so many birthdays in our family. My husband, my dad, my daughters, and my brother have birthdays in January and February. I was looking in my stash of handmade birthday cards and it was pretty dismal. Time to get to work! First I scoured Pinterest for some ideas. There are so many wonderful ideas out there. I liked this card I found.  The cards are very colorful and you can use scrapes of paper and ribbon. Plus you can make it to suit any occasion. I started looking through my papers. I like to fold my own cards to fit the envelopes I have. I usually buy paper…
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    Oak Recipes

  • Cashew Nut Dipping Sauce

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Serving: MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP (250 ML) Ingredients:1 tablespoon cooking oil3 cloves garlic, finely minced2 tablespoons hoisin … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Beef Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce Thai Dipping Sauce Chinese Dipping Sauce
  • Sweet Soy Sauce

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Serving: MAKES 3 CUPS (700 ML) Ingredients:3 tablespoons high-heat cooking oil3 cloves garlic, minced1 shallot, minced1 … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Pan-fried Tofu with Dark Sweet Soy Sauce Chinese Sausage with Rice and Sweet Soy Sauce Chili Garlic Sauce
  • Fried Garlic Oil

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Serving: MAKES 1 CUP (250 ML) Ingredients:1 cup (250 ml) cooking oil10 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed Method:… Read full recipe >> Related posts: Chili Garlic Sauce Baked Garlic Chilli Wings Garlic Butter Noodles
  • Chinese Dipping Sauce

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Serving: MAKES 1/4 CUP (65 ML) Ingredients:1/4 cup (65 ml) soy sauce1 tablespoon rice vinegar1 teaspoon sugar… Read full recipe >> Related posts: Thai Dipping Sauce Beef Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce Chinese Sausage with Rice and Sweet Soy Sauce
  • Chili Garlic Sauce

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
    Serving: MAKES 1/2 CUP (125 ML) Ingredients:1/2 cup (125 ml) cooking oil4 fresh chilli peppers of your choice, … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Baked Garlic Chilli Wings Garlic Butter Noodles Thai Dipping Sauce
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  • Baked Whole Sea Bream

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    Buying fish whole can often be quite daunting for a lot of people. They assume that it requires a load of extra work to get the fish into an edible position, but the reality is that you can cook fish whole without doing anything to them. Yes, they’re slightly more awkward to eat because you have to be wary of bones, but when you bake a fish whole, the meat going incredibly juicy and tender, and the bones will all come out really easily. I made this dish a couple of weeks ago when we were over at Laura’s parents house and it went down really well. Not only that, but it’s a…
  • Laura’s Mum’s No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    I love cheesecake, but it can be such a hassle to make and bake from scratch. This very quick and simple recipe is so rich and tasty and can be made a day or two before you need it. It looks beautiful in a large cake tin or in individual ramekins. Laura’s Mum’s No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Prep Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Serves: 8 people Ingredients2 tins of condensed milk 550 ml double cream 6 lemons – juice and zest 2/3 pack of ginger biscuits 50g butterMethodFirstly, bash up all of your ginger biscuits. Once this is done, melt the butter in a saucepan on medium heat and add…
  • Messicani Cheese

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    In case you were wondering, messicani is just a type of pasta. It’s really similar to macaroni except for the fact that it is in circular swirls. This recipe is based on my macaroni cheese dish that Laura and I often pig out on when we’re having a tough week of work (which seems to be more often than not) and the only change is with the pasta. The reason for this is simply because I love messicani pasta! You can pick it from all major supermarkets and you don’t need to worry about having it fresh. Dried pasta will do just fine. Messicani Cheese Prep Time: 15 minutesCook…
  • Apple, Blackberry and Strawberry Crumble

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    There is nothing better than beautifully British crumble and this lovely fruit-filled version is perfect for sunny afternoons in the garden. I prefer making an oaty crumble topping because it’s extra crunchy and adds a great texture. It’s best served hot with dollops of cream or custard. Apple, Blackberry and Strawberry Crumble Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients1 large cooking apple – peeled and cut into chunks 150g fresh British blackberries 120g fresh British strawberries – quartered 3 tbsp caster sugar Juice from ½ a lemon For…
  • Walnut and Vegetable Lasagne

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Vegetable lasagne is one of those dishes that I love to eat both on a cold winter night to keep me warm and on a sunny spring afternoon with a cold beer. It’s a really versatile dish and the vegetables that you use within it can be changed each time you make it. If I could, I’d add walnuts to every meal that I make but I think Laura would get pretty fed up with me doing it! Having said that, this vegetable lasagne dish is one where I have a free rein to add as many walnuts as I like (I LOVE walnuts). As a result, the lasagne has a nutty, crunchy top to it that adds a unique…
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    The Sushi Knife Store: Latest News

  • Sushi Knife Materials and Design

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Classic Sushi knives are generally made of ultra-high carbon steel, the same kind used in the forging of Katanas, the classic Japanese samurai swords of old. The usual modern sushi knives, sometimes called bento knives, typically seen used in modern kitchens do not make use of such prized materials. Instead manufacturers will use stainless steel as their medium to take to the forge. However, the best sushi knives today will still contain steel which is of a very high carbon content, also known as "White Steel". The other major distinction between a classic sushi knife and a more modernized…
  • The Skill of the Sushi Knife

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The  sushi knife is the storied and mysterious companion of the legendary Itamae, or Japanese sushi chef. The Itamae have a special word for the poise that they display while preparing sushi. The discipline, the precision, the cleanliness, elegance, and beauty of the presentation that they create in preparing a sushi arrangement is all part of the culture associated with Japanese cuisine and sushi. The Japanese sushi knife is a work of art in itself that has been hand forged by master craftsmen for centuries to meet the ultra demanding needs of the Itamae, as they require the utmost in…
  • Edge and Tip: Japanese Knives

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to high quality Japanese knives, you get what you pay for as the old adage goes. You will save money in the long run by investing in the highest quality knives you can afford the first time, rendering it unnecessary to continually replace broken or work out inferior quality knives. When it comes to value and being realistic, it is a much better idea to invest in just a few premium quality Japanese knives that you will use on a regular basis if not the most instead of cluttering up the kitchen with a cheap set of knives that include obscure and seldom used knife designs that you…
  • The Sushi Dictionary!

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Wanna impress your date? Learn how to talk like a sushi pro!However, not all these words are appropriate for every situation!Innie- Sushi roll that has the rice on the inside of the Nori. Outie- Sushi roll that has the rice on the outside of the Nori. Agari- Slang for Green Tea. Gari- Slang for Pickled Ginger, used for cleansing the palate between types of sushi.Yanagi- Sushi knife used to slice sashimi. Gyoku- Slang for Egg, Or Tamago. Standard meaning: JewelItamae-san- Title of Sushi Chef. Kusa- Slang for Seaweed, or Nori. Standard meaning: grass Murasaki- Slang for Soy Sauce. Standard…
  • Sushi Making Skills and Japanese Knives

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A beautiful presentation of colorful and top quality ingredients is what makes sushi so great. But it is the hand made traditional Japanese knife that sliced the sashimi for your Nigiri-Zushi that made that beautiful and artistic sushi arrangement possible in the first place. The Japanese Knife your sushi chef used represents a craft passed down for over 1,000 years from generation to generation, Japanese knives are the best knives on the planet, but on that note they are also the hardest to master and doing so could take years of practice and that means ruining lots of sashimi to do so. I…
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    Spicely Organics - Recipes

  • Chicken Rogan Josh

    Melissa Lopez
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Typically prepared with lamb, rogan josh is a fiery red Kashmiri Indian stew that consists of braised meat cooked in a gravy comprised of onions, yogurt, garlic and Kashmiri chilies or paprika, among other aromatic spices. With just a touch of heat, this dish is mild enough for most palates and goes excellently with basmati rice and naan. Chicken Rogan Josh serves 4 2 lbs chicken, cut into 1.5 inch chunks 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 box Spicely Organics Rogan Josh Seasoning 1 cup Greek yogurt 2 cups undrained tomatoes (or 16 oz diced tomatoes)…
  • Berry Chia Smoothie

    Melissa Lopez
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    Chia, a little black seed whose name means “strength,” has been consumed since ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures as an energy booster. Filled with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, calcium and antioxidants, chia makes an excellent addition to any fruit or veggie smoothie. We like pairing ours with berries, banana and Greek yogurt for a filling, fruity combo that even kids will love. Berry Chia Smoothie serves 1 ½ cup raspberries ½ cup blueberries 1 banana ½ cup Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon organic chia seeds, black ½ teaspoon organic cinnamon 1 tsp organic vanilla extract Place all…
  • Moroccan Spiced Chicken w/ Roasted Carrots

    Melissa Lopez
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    This quintessential lazy Sunday supper is the perfect way to wind down after a full weekend. Although a little time consuming, it's relatively easy to prepare and perfectly fuses simplicity and elegance for a first-class meal. Ras El Hanout, a complex, aromatic Moroccan spice blend that literally means "head of the shop" or "the best of the shop," features 13 flavorful spices and herbs that enhance every bite of this chicken dish. Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Roasted Carrots, Carrot Top Chimichurri & Cranberry Reduction Sauce serves 6 1 small (4 lb) chicken, roaster 3 tsp kosher salt 2…
  • French Toast

    Melissa Lopez
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    French toast takes on a new life with Spicely Organics' cake spice. With cinnamon, star anise, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg, this blend makes breakfast more special and delicious, with minimal effort. French Toast serves 4 8 slices bread (gluten-free bread works great) 4 eggs ⅔ cup milk 2 tbsp organic cake spice butter maple syrup fresh fruit (to top) In a large, shallow bowl, beat the eggs, milk and cake spice together. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, soaking up the liquid. In a skillet, melt a pat of butter on medium high heat. Add a bread slice into the skillet and…
  • Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

    Melissa Lopez
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Light, flavorful and simple to make, this Southwestern-inspired recipe makes an ideal weeknight dinner. The shrimp get a nice kick from Spicely Organics' Shrimp Crab Grill and Broil seasoning, and the crisp romaine balances the meal out nicely. Add avocado, sour cream and/or pico de gallo to take your meal to the next level. Grilled Shrimp Tostadas serves 4 1 tsp olive oil, plus additional for frying 4 corn tortillas 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp 1/2 tbsp Organic Shrimp Crab Grill and Broil seasoning 4 cups shredded romaine 2 tsp fresh lime juice 1/4 cup sliced jalapeño 1/4 cup cilantro…
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    Kip Kitchen

  • Italian Tiramisu Recipe Easy–How to Make Real Tiramisu Italiano Dessert

    Arnaud Pinoit
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick & easy meal ideas for 2 personsHave you ever eaten a traditional Italian tiramisu dessert in a restaurant or at a friend’s and thought about making it yourself one day? But worry that you are no Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay or Julia Child? No problem, our tiramisu hero is here to save the day! There’s some debate over Italian tiramisu history but thankfully, there’s none over our yummy original Italian tiramisu dessert recipe (with mascarpone, no alcohol). You only need a few ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare…
  • Apple crumble easy recipe — How to make apple crumble dessert, no oats

    Arnaud Pinoit
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick & easy meal ideas for 2 personsHere's another easy, quick and delicious apple dessert recipe. This simple, old-fashioned apple crumble recipe (without oats) from my grandma creates comfort food at its very best. This, in my eyes, is an essential recipe for every amateur chef.The post Apple crumble easy recipe — How to make apple crumble dessert, no oats appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Chicken stir fry recipe — How to make easy and healthy chicken stir fry

    Arnaud Pinoit
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:55 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick & easy meal ideas for 2 personsFor the best chicken stir fry recipe we've tasted in the past year, look no further! Our taste buds had a real treat in Thailand last year, and now back home, our taste buds are screaming for the same 5 star treatment.The post Chicken stir fry recipe — How to make easy and healthy chicken stir fry appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Apple pie recipe easy — How to make a homemade apple pie from scratch

    Arnaud Pinoit
    16 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick & easy meal ideas for 2 personsLooking for an easy to make dessert? Here's a delicious apple pie recipe with fresh apples. Why delicious? Coz the apples are baked in homemade caramel. Why easy? Coz we aim to be simpler than The Joy of Cooking. This quick and easy dessert is perfect in autumn/winter as it's served warm.The post Apple pie recipe easy — How to make a homemade apple pie from scratch appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Vegetarian lasagna easy recipe with eggplant and white sauce, no eggs

    Arnaud Pinoit
    8 Feb 2014 | 5:44 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick & easy meal ideas for 2 personsWant to eat well for Valentine's Day and thinking of what dishes to make? How about vegetarian lasagna with a taste of home? Our quick and easy recipe comes with eggplant and white sauce. This dish can be made ahead and left overnight and is perfect for winter.The post Vegetarian lasagna easy recipe with eggplant and white sauce, no eggs appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
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