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  • Chia Breakfast Bowl

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    Heidi Swanson
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:52 pm
    I know many of you are always on the lookout for quick, healthy breakfast ideas, and I have a solid for you. This chia breakfast bowl has been in high rotation here for the past couple of weeks. It's summery and bright, and if you can get on board with chia seeds in general, it's a nice way to start the day. Chia can be a funny ingredient to experiment with, and quite honestly, I'm not always a fan of chia preparations. That said, when I've found my groove with them, they're great - high in fiber, omega-3s, an ancient energy seed used by the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans. I make a version of…
  • CrockPot Spanish Braised Chicken Recipe

    A Year of Slow Cooking
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    originally posted on July 29, 2008. Updated July 2015. Day 211. The kids and I went to the "good" library over the weekend and I checked out a bunch of cookbooks. One of the books was put out by Cook's Illustrated, and was called The Complete Book of Poultry. There are probably a good five hundred recipes in this book, but narrowing down what I was going to attempt first was rather easy---I
  • Giant Coconut Macaroons

    Cookie Madness
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time My favorite coconut macaroon recipes have always been Condensed Milk Macaroons and Chewy Chocolate Macaroons , but I have a new favorite — Giant Coconut Macaroons. Giant Coconut Macaroons do not call for condensed milk.  They’re made with egg whites, sugar, coconut and a couple of extracts. The chocolate drizzle is up to you, but I... Read More » The post Giant Coconut Macaroons appeared first on Cookie Madness.

    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table
    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    I must confess that Julie Hasson inspired this dessert with her scrumptious-looking creamy vegan chocolate-crushed vegan "Oreo"-topped pie that I never got to taste a  demo we did in Portland OR together several years ago.  So, I devised my own recipe for my old Vegan Feast subscription newsletter 10 years ago and now I'm going to share the slightly revised and updated recipe with you here.  It makes a fabulous summer celebration dessert-- for a birthday, perhaps.Printable CopyBRYANNA'S VEGAN ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE "OREO" ICE CREAM PIEServes 12I do love "Oreo"type…
  • Cheesy Baked Zucchini Noodle Casserole
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    You know what my favorite kitchen gadget is this summer? A spiralizer, or a spiral vegetable slicer. It’s basically a lathe that lets you turn a cylindrical vegetable such as a zucchini or sweet potato, into “noodles”, or in the case of zucchini, “zoodles”. I love pasta as much as anyone, but the truth is my body will not cooperate and let me eat as much pasta as I want without undesired consequences. So, the idea of making noodles with zucchini? Tempting, but could it possibly be as good as pasta? Continue reading "Cheesy Baked Zucchini Noodle Casserole" »
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Chia Breakfast Bowl

    Heidi Swanson
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:52 pm
    I know many of you are always on the lookout for quick, healthy breakfast ideas, and I have a solid for you. This chia breakfast bowl has been in high rotation here for the past couple of weeks. It's summery and bright, and if you can get on board with chia seeds in general, it's a nice way to start the day. Chia can be a funny ingredient to experiment with, and quite honestly, I'm not always a fan of chia preparations. That said, when I've found my groove with them, they're great - high in fiber, omega-3s, an ancient energy seed used by the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans. I make a version of…
  • Summer Melon Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    I made this quick melon salad with the frog prince of melons - the piel de sapo. It has creamy, sweet, pale green flesh, and a blotched, pebbled green-yellow appearance. Piel de sapo means toad's skin. I bought mine heavy, with streaks of yellow edging out the green on one side - both indicators of ripeness. If you come across one of these hefty summer gems, spring for it. I wasn't sorry. Combined with some toasted almonds for crunch, serrano chiles and scallions to counter the sweet, small dollops of crème fraîche, cilantro, and a wash of sake, it's a summer refresher. Particularly if you…
  • Seed Pâté

    Heidi Swanson
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Make this seed pâté when you want something in your refrigerator that can easily assimilate into just about any snack or meal. It's one of those things that can cozy up to chilaquiles, be slathered on a quesadilla, dolloped on a yoga bowl, enjoyed alongside (or in place of hummus), spread on a get what I'm saying. The base is made of seeds that have been soaked for a stretch and then blended into a creamy, full-bodied puree. In this instance I've worked in fresh herbs and garlic, but it's not hard to imagine many different ways to approach the base. I like to finish seed pate…
  • Printing a Cookbook

    Heidi Swanson
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Settle in for a longer post than usual - this one covers some territory. I took a bit of a field trip a couple of weeks back. I went to see where my book was being printed because, more than anything else, I was curious. I had an idea of what happens when a cookbook goes to the printer, a general concept of what it might be like, but at the end of the day, I really had no clue. I spent twelve hours at a printer far from home, with a group of individuals who care deeply about how books are made, and I walked away with my understanding of the whole process flipped on its head. Let me start…
  • Summer Berry Crisp

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

  • CrockPot Spanish Braised Chicken Recipe

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    originally posted on July 29, 2008. Updated July 2015. Day 211. The kids and I went to the "good" library over the weekend and I checked out a bunch of cookbooks. One of the books was put out by Cook's Illustrated, and was called The Complete Book of Poultry. There are probably a good five hundred recipes in this book, but narrowing down what I was going to attempt first was rather easy---I
  • CrockPot Chow Mein Recipe

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    originally posted in 2008. Photo and text updated via deposit photos @bhofack2 in 2015 Day 204. I made this chow mein with chicken, but you easily could keep it vegetarian, or use your favorite kind of meat---even pork! Debbi (who doesn't have a blog, but totally needs one) sent me this recipe in May, and I made it just yesterday. This is a good one; I'm excited to share it with you.
  • CrockPot Tapioca Pudding

    14 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    originally posted July 14, 2008. Image updated via deposit photos @MSPhotographic 2015 Day 196. Adam has fond childhood memories of eating homemade tapioca pudding. I have fond memories of peeling back the foil of a Handi-Snacks and then licking it. Repeatedly. Yesterday, we made some new memories. I love it when things work the way I want them to in the crockpot!! The
  • CrockPot Cheesecake Recipe

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    originally posted July 6, 2008. Reposted July 6, 2015. Long live cheesecake!! Day 188. I've never made a cheesecake before; I always thought it sounded complicated. I'm a pretty picky cheesecake eater, I hate it to be dried out, and I don't want the cheesey part to be too thick. I like a bit of crust in every bite. I had a reader ask quite a while ago if I thought cheesecake could be made in
  • Orange Honey Tilapia Slow Cooker Recipe

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

  • Giant Coconut Macaroons

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time My favorite coconut macaroon recipes have always been Condensed Milk Macaroons and Chewy Chocolate Macaroons , but I have a new favorite — Giant Coconut Macaroons. Giant Coconut Macaroons do not call for condensed milk.  They’re made with egg whites, sugar, coconut and a couple of extracts. The chocolate drizzle is up to you, but I... Read More » The post Giant Coconut Macaroons appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • Almost Junior’s Cheesecake

    26 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time When I think of iconic cheesecakes, three come to mind — Eli’s, Lindy’s and Junior’s. Eli’s is from a Chicago cheesecake company, and I haven’t had any in a while and can’t remember the texture. Lindy’s is associated with an old restaurant in New York and is dense, creamy, and has a shortbread crust. As... Read More » The post Almost Junior’s Cheesecake appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • Red Food Coloring Paste in Red Velvet

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time My favorite red velvet cake recipes call for a full bottle of red food coloring. At $3.00 a bottle, that’s pretty steep for a one-time use ingredient. On the other hand, red food coloring paste is more concentrated and a small bottle usually lasts for months. I’m not sure why it took me so long,... Read More » The post Red Food Coloring Paste in Red Velvet appeared first on Cookie Madness.
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    I must confess that Julie Hasson inspired this dessert with her scrumptious-looking creamy vegan chocolate-crushed vegan "Oreo"-topped pie that I never got to taste a  demo we did in Portland OR together several years ago.  So, I devised my own recipe for my old Vegan Feast subscription newsletter 10 years ago and now I'm going to share the slightly revised and updated recipe with you here.  It makes a fabulous summer celebration dessert-- for a birthday, perhaps.Printable CopyBRYANNA'S VEGAN ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE "OREO" ICE CREAM PIEServes 12I do love "Oreo"type…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
     I was lucky enough to get a copy of Miyoko's new book to review and to participate in the "blog tour" for the book.  Miyoko Schinner is well-known for her ground-breaking book "Artisan Vegan Cheese" (2012), which I own. (I must confess, though, that I haven't made very recipes out of it due to all the nuts required-- a bit too rich for our way of eating, and I lack the space to air-dry cheeses--but I love her easy Meltable Mozzarella recipe!) In any case, I've been following Miyoko since her first book, "The Now and Zen Epicure" (now out of print) was published in 1991, and I…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Freshly-picked chard and Kale from our gardenWe are NOT great gardeners, by any stretch of the imagination. We live on an island of fabulous gardeners, so we don't even try to compete. But we manage to grow kale and chard, summer squash, herbs, lettuce and tomatoes.  No tomatoes yet, of course, but it's so nice to be able to run out and pick enough veggies for a salad or a vegetable dish. Lettuce growing in a long planter on the deck (the lighting looks odd because I took the pics late in the evening)A little green tree frog beside a pot of basilFreshly-picked basil from potted…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    As you probably have noticed, I like to find ways to add legumes to our meals, as a protein alternate to soy foods and seitan, and also for the texture, mild flavors, fiber and nutrients that legumes give us.  This quiche recipe features inexpensive and protein-packed lentils as well as umami-rich mushrooms, and is low in fat. (PS: What's "umami"? Back in 2006 I wrote this article about umami for vegan cooking. Here's another post I wrote about umami, and  this one discusses umami in bread making; this one discusses umami in roasted vegetables; and this one shows how you can…

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

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    You know what my favorite kitchen gadget is this summer? A spiralizer, or a spiral vegetable slicer. It’s basically a lathe that lets you turn a cylindrical vegetable such as a zucchini or sweet potato, into “noodles”, or in the case of zucchini, “zoodles”. I love pasta as much as anyone, but the truth is my body will not cooperate and let me eat as much pasta as I want without undesired consequences. So, the idea of making noodles with zucchini? Tempting, but could it possibly be as good as pasta? Continue reading "Cheesy Baked Zucchini Noodle Casserole" »
  • Blueberry Buckle

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Have you ever had blueberry buckle? Think blueberry muffin meets coffee cake and you’ll be somewhere in the vicinity of a blueberry buckle. It’s a blueberry cake with a dense batter and a streusel topping that “buckles” as the cake cooks. Continue reading "Blueberry Buckle" »
  • Summer Minestrone Soup

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    When it’s summer’s high season, and the garden is overflowing with more vegetables than one can reasonably consume, a great way to make use of the bounty is to make minestrone soup. A few zucchini here, a couple chopped tomatoes there, some beans, grab the lonely leek that’s sitting in the fridge, add some chicken stock, a handful of pasta, and in a few minutes you have summer in a soup. Continue reading "Summer Minestrone Soup" »
  • Zucchini Bread

    20 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    I still remember the first time I encountered zucchini bread as a teenager. I had a hard time getting my mind around the concept. At the time, zucchini was something my mom made me eat, and not anything you would bake into something sweet. Fortunately, the pathway into my naturally resistant-to-new-foods teenage mind had already been cut with carrot cake. Heck, if you could get something that good out of carrots, why not zucchini? After one bite, I was sold forever. Grated zucchini, mixed into the batter, brings moisture and tender texture to what is essentially a spice cake. Continue reading…
  • Microwave Strawberry Jam

    17 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Do you ever buy more strawberries than you can eat? It happens to me often enough during berry season, especially when I see huge tubs of berries on sale. The problem is that often when they are on sale, they don’t have many days left in them, so you need to use them up right away. My mother, bless her heart, has the perfect solution for too much fruit. She makes small batch jams in her microwave. She does it with the plums and figs from her trees (see her Microwave Fig Jam).  Continue reading "Microwave Strawberry Jam" »
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  • Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    I love these Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps with buffalo-spiced ground turkey, thinly sliced red cabbage, and crumbled blue cheese folded inside iceberg lettuce. This recipe for Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps is my latest low-carb recipe creation using Frank's Red Hot Sauce, and I promise to any Buffalo Sauce avoiders, this is the last recipe with this spicy sauce for a while. On the other hand, if you're a big fan of Frank's like I am, check after the recipe for links to my other tasty ideas with Buffalo Sauce!This recipe has a generous amount of hot sauce, so we're relying on…
  • Sauteed Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Mint, and Sumac (and Ideas for Using Sumac)

    Kalyn Denny
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    If you haven't tried Sumac, get some soon and then make this Sauteed Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Mint, and Sumac! This salad is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and delicious!When you read Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Mint, and Sumac, I'm hoping it's the word Sumac that jumps out at you.  If you're not familiar with it, Sumac is a middle eastern spice made from the dried berry-like fruit of some species of the Sumac plant.  (Don't confuse it with the invasive Sumac that grows wild in some places and causes a skin reaction similar to poison…
  • My Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Choosing a short list of favorite summer salads with garden tomatoes was a challenge, but here are my picks!There's no other food I look forward to quite as much as ripe summer tomatoes, and when good tomatoes are coming from the garden or farmers market, I can eat tomato salads or tomato sandwiches (with or without bacon) for days on end without getting tired of them. I first shared my picks for Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes back in 2011, when I'd just finished cleaning out my father's house with my siblings, and it was definitely tomato sandwiches (with…
  • Bacon, Tomato, and Zucchini Salad Recipe with Feta (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    There's a lot of tomato and zucchini in this Bacon, Tomato, and Zucchini Salad with Feta, and just enough bacon and Feta to make it taste amazing.I recently discovered that this Bacon, Tomato, and Zucchini Salad with Feta had been hanging out back in the 2005 archives on Kalyn's Kitchen for more than ten years without a photo. Well yikes! Needless to say this recipe went immediately to the top of the list for must-cook-and-shoot-photos. It actually took me two tries to get a photo I loved for this so I made it once with Jake and again with Kara, and we enjoyed the flavors and the…
  • Greek-Style Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, South Beach Diet)

    Kalyn Denny
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    We loved these Greek-Style Zucchini Noodles with all the flavors that make Greek Salad such a perfect summer dish!I've been infatuated with zucchini noodles for a few years now, and I used to make them with a simple julienne peeler before I discovered the Spiralizer. So I guess it's not too surprising that when I recently set out to make zucchini noodles with spicy peanut sauce with my niece Kara, as we talked about the idea I realized I had a very similar recipe already on the blog! But it turned out just fine in the end because that led to a brainstorming session that produced…
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  • Black Bean Salad

    16 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    What is it about a black bean salad that practically shouts, “summer potluck”? The mercury has been edging past a hundred degrees lately here and I’ve been getting nostalgic for some of the picnic foods I remember having often as a kid. The basic structure of a black bean salad is black beans (canned or freshly made) with corn kernels (canned, frozen, or fresh). Parsley, basil or cilantro add an herby note to the flavors. Tomatoes or red bell pepper some sweetness and color. Lemon juice and or lime juice some acid. Jalapeno or cumin will give it a kick, and avocado and…
  • Quinoa Greek Salad

    10 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    When summer is in full swing and the garden is producing plenty of tomatoes and cucumbers, one of our favorite salads to make to beat the heat is my dad’s Greek salad. Tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onions, cucumbers, feta cheese—it’s summer in a bowl! You know what tastes amazing with all of those ingredients? Quinoa. Continue reading "Quinoa Greek Salad" »
  • Zucchini Fritters

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    When zucchini are in season, we can barely keep up with the bounty! One vigorous zucchini plant can easily supply a family of four. Two or three plants and you are leaving bags of zucchinis on your neighbors’ porches. Here’s a quick and easy zucchini fritter recipe that’s perfect for a side or snack. The trick to keep them from being mushy? Continue reading "Zucchini Fritters" »
  • Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime

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

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

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Last November, I finally got my chicken noodle soup exactly the way I always wanted it but when I brought it to the table, I couldn’t eat it. This happens sometimes. Sometimes I just spend too much time working on a dish and I’m rather sick of it by the time we eat it, in only the way that a person with first world problems can be. I chalked it up to that. I did not chalk it up to the pregnancy I’d found out about approximately 15 minutes prior, because my mother never had morning sickness with either me or my sister, I never had morning sickness with my son, and certainly…
  • look what else we baked!

    15 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    It has always amused me that despite being a species with only two options, we get so excited to learn that the next member of it will be one or another. But there I was blubbering like I had never heard news so unusual and wonderful when they told me it was a girl, because like my favorite childhood movie that we dusted off a couple rainy weekends ago, we’ve never had a little girl. We hope she’s going to like it here. ... Read the rest of look what else we baked! on © smitten kitchen 2006-2012. | permalink to look what else we baked! | 1261 comments to date |…
  • very blueberry scones

    9 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    My son was served an eviction notice at the 38.5 week mark, which means that as I now approach my 40th week of manufacturing a new human (that, ironically, we will likely spend the next few years threatening to eat) I have unquestionably never been this pregnant before. I’m beginning to feel a bit like a circus sideshow; I think that most women in my condition simply stay home, what else could explain what a spectacle I must be when I go anywhere? Yesterday, I had to go up to the hospital to fill out some paperwork, which led to possibly a new world record of awkward conversations in an…
  • green beans with almond pesto

    7 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Just when I thought if my appetite ennui became any more listless I might have to change lines of work, the greatest thing happened: I ran out of space. I mean, I am fully At Capacity right now with baby, there is literally not another inch of my midsection that this child can annex for his/her condo renovation or whatever it does at night (you hear that, darling? mama even ceded her belly button!) and this has shifted my appetite one final time, yet at last for the better. Meat is out, starchy carbs are out, I just can’t, they’re too heavy, and in their place are heaps of…
  • oven ribs, even better

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

    9 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I once was the proud owner of a fly reel. Just the reel mind you. I was 10 years old and I never did get a fishing rod for that reel. The fishing rod I did have came with its own reel, and was the type with which you used a little bobbing float, and a hook to attach something wriggly. Hapless in the fishing department, I eventually gifted my gear to my younger brother, and stuck to collecting crawdads, tadpoles, and minnows. Over the years my brother regularly brought home trout (usually steelhead), salmon, and assorted other fish he caught in the American River, a short walk from our…
  • Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers

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

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

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

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

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Never seem to have Chili Sauce on hand when I am ready to make recipes that call for it - Found this recipe and didn't want to loose it ! It was Perfect to use in my Shrimp (or Lobster) Salad Recipe ! -- posted by Chef #379453
  • Temarizushi - Sushi Balls

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Making sushi rolls seem a little intimidating? Don't have a sushi matt? These sushi balls are for you! From "Sushi for Wimps". "Te" means hand and "Mari" means ball. The author explains that "the name actually derives form the Samurai era, when the daughters of the wealthy samurais were given beautifully colored and designed (hand) balls, made of silk to play with. These are a typical sushi that a Japanese mom would make at home - and kids love to make them too!" And if kids can make them so can you!!! The recipe calls for "sushi rice". My…
  • Shrimp Salad (Or Lobster)

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Quick and Easy recipe. I can not remember where I first had it or where the recipe came from. I have found it is one of those recipes you think of from time to time and wonder why you forgot it ! -- posted by Chef #379453
  • Crock Pot Beans in Molasses

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    Easy can't miss bean recipe -- posted by Dommel09

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    Enchilada chicken -- posted by Jose Y.
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  • Ruby Tuesday’s(tm) Asian Glazed Salmon

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    Today’s secret recipe will show you how to prepare a delicious Asian glazed salmon dish that is served at Ruby Tuesday.  Fresh salmon filets are baked to perfection in the oven with a sweet Asian inspired glaze.  If you’re not a fan of salmon, you can prepare this recipe with a halibut filet instead. To complete your meal, serve the salmon with some steamed rice and sauteed vegetables by following this recipe on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Lose The “Mommy Belly” & Bring Back Your Flat Tummy! Discover how a frustrated new Mom…
  • Fresco By Scotto’s Honeydew Melon and Cantaloupe Soup with Prosciutto

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe comes from Fresco by Scotto in New York City.  Fresco is a popular family-run Tuscan restaurant that serves authentic Italian dishes in a quaint setting. One of the seasonal dishes on the menu this time of year is a refreshing melon soup served with prosciutto and marscapone cheese.  This soup couldn’t be easier to prepare and is a wonderful first course to serve with your dinner. We also have a great selection of soup recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This Type of “Sugar” Is A Healing Superfood 99% of other…
  • Fruity Smooth and Creamy Smoothie

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    I have some new recipes for you that are bursting with flavor to make this weekends dinners a snap to prepare and absolutely delicious.  First, I have a secret recipe for an energizing smoothie that is the perfect way to start your day.   This fruity smoothie is just the thing to give you that boost you need in the morning. This recipe is only one of the delicious and healthy smoothie recipes featured in the “Smoothie Recipes for Optimal Health” cookbook.  This book contains a fantastic selection of smoothie recipes that are meant to energize, detoxify and nourish your body. Members…
  • Longhorn Steakhouse(tm) Parmesan Crusted Chicken

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    Today’s secret recipe will show you how to make a great tasting chicken entree served at Longhorn Steakhouse.  This dish is easy to prepare at home and your family is guaranteed to love it.  Boneless chicken breasts are marinated to infuse more flavor and then grilled to perfection.  Next the chicken is topped with a ranch spread and a Parmesan crumb topping.  The result is a restaurant quality chicken dish with many layers of flavor. Serve this dish with a delicious broccoli casserole by following this recipe on our forum: Go Here Enjoy!
  • Sycamore Kitchen Oatmeal Cookies

    20 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe comes from the Sycamore Kitchen in Los Angeles.  Sycamore Kitchen is a favorite spot for breakfast and amazing baked goods.  Chef Karen Hatfield showcases a stellar selection of New American cooking and fabulous pastries. One of the delicious creations they serve at Sycamore Kitchen is the oatmeal cookies.  What elevates this cookie recipe is the yummy coconut toffee that each cookie is topped with. We also have a great selection of cookie recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This Type of “Sugar” Is A Healing Superfood…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • Corn & Zucchini Tacos

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 2 cups fresh white or yellow corn kernels 1 cup chopped white onion 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 medium yellow squash, diced 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper cayenne pepper, to taste 8-10 warm corn tortillas 1/4 cup tomatillo (green) salsa 8 teaspoons grated Monterey Jack cheese Heat half of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Toast corn 5 minutes, stirring; season with salt. Remove corn; set aside. Heat remaining 1…
  • Watermelon Margarita

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    It’s national tequila day…so why not celebrate with this refreshing recipe for watermelon margaritas. 1-2 cubes of fresh watermelon 1/2 oz. agave nectar juice of 1/2 lime 1 1/2 oz/ silver tequila ice watermelon wedge, for garnish Combine the watermelon, agave and lime juice in a glass and muddle together. Top with ice.  Add tequila and shake vigorously. Pour over fresh ice and garnish with a wedge of watermelon. Serves 1 Looking for some authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes?  Check out Recipes From South Of The Border !
  • How To Cook A Perfect NY Strip Steak

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

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

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

  • Turkish Chicken Kebabs – Expect More

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:31 am
    I’d like to think that all the chicken coming off American grills this summer will be as tasty, juicy, and tender, as these Turkish chicken kebabs, but I know better. This has nothing to do with cooking skills, or quality of grills, but rather the unremarkable residue of low expectations. People simply don’t expect much from their grilled chicken, and that’s exactly what they get. They use too little seasoning, and way too much time on the grill, followed by the inevitable barbecue sauce cover-up. Sure, the chicken was dry, but at least we couldn’t taste it. It doesn’t have to be…
  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. Ever.

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    I know, everybody says that, but I really mean it. These are, these have to be, the best chocolate chip cookies, ever. Crispy around the edges, chewy and chocolaty in the middle, and thin, oh so thin. The only way someone doesn’t love these, is if they prefer thick cookies instead, which, in that case, makes their opinion invalid, since they’re obviously crazy. Besides, you know you can just press two thin cookies together to get a thick one. Right?My “secret” formula has been adapted from Alton Brown’s famous, “The Thin” recipe, and is fairly foolproof. The only real variable…
  • Next Up: Chocolate Chips Cookies

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
  • Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil – An Exceptional Summer Exception

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    There are many people, myself included, that think cooking prosciutto is basically a crime against nature; but there are exceptions, and this plate of grilled peaches with burrata is one incredibly delicious example. Having said that, I used a domestic version, which works beautifully here, so we’re not expecting you to use up your precious prosciutto di Parma. As far as the peaches go, you want something ripe, and sweet, but still somewhat firm. Above and beyond not being too soft, you must also make sure you’re buying “freestone” peaches. Non-freestone varieties will not…
  • Next Up: Something with Peach

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    I think I’m going to start a new tradition, where the first video I post after a vacation, is whatever the most delicious thing I had during my time away was. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I can tell you it involved peaches, and was amazing. Stay tuned!
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    Around Mom's Kitchen Table

  • How to Clean Cowboy Hats

    Linda Sue
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It never fails that something will get on a cowboy hat, even when you use a good hat rack to keep the hat off table tops and chairs. There are different methods to cleaning a cowboy hat, depending on whether you have a felt hat or a straw hat.How To Clean Felt HatsFor a felt hat, use a brim brush for the brim and a crown brush to clean the crown. For dark colored hats, use a brush with dark bristles, and light bristles for a light colored hat.Hat care kitscome in light and dark, so that you can match the kit to the color of your hat. Lightly brush in a counterclockwise motion…
  • Home Remedies: Common Kitchen Pantry Remedies

    Linda Sue
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo: Petr Kratochvil Herbs, Spices, and Kitchen Pantry Staples to Heal By The following list of herbs and spices that are good for your health is by no means exhaustive. There are other uses for the listed kitchen herbs, spices, and cabinet staples, as well, but these are the ones most well known. Your herbal home remedy may be in your cabinet.CayenneFights germs. Helps keep hands and feet warm on cold winter days if you spring a very small amount in shoes or gloves during cold weather. Be careful not to use too much, since it can blister in large amounts. Cayenne will also help stop…
  • Cowboy Hat Racks: Keep Cowboy Hats Clean

    Linda Sue
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The cowboy hat racks pictured here are perfect for keeping your favorite cowboy hat in good shape.The cowboys I know are very particular about how their hats are treated.After spending so much on a quality hat, they don't want to set it down just anywhere, and they especially don't want anything to get on it.The hat racks keep them off surfaces where something might be spilled on the hats.For the cowboy with more than one hat, or the cowboy family where more than one person has a hat, these racks are the answer to the problem of where to store them safely. One, two, three, or even four hats…
  • Home Remedy: Cranberries and Blueberries for Bladder Infections

    Linda Sue
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo: Wikimedia CommonsNature's Healing Berries for Urinary Tract InfectionsA urinary infection is a bacterial infection in the bladder that causes pain during urination. The bladder feels as if it never completely empties. Often, there is pain in the lower back. If the infection isn’t dealt with soon enough, it can cause fever or even lead to a kidney infection. Cranberries and blueberries both contain arbutin, which is a natural antibiotic and a diuretic. There are compounds in both these fruits that prevent bacteria from attaching to bladder walls, which helps prevent bladder…
  • Western Belt Buckles: A Guest Post

    Linda Sue
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A Guest Post by Charles PogueNot all western belt bucklesare those big rectangle or oval solid metal ones, that a fellow has to put his boots on before his belt, or he won't be able to bend over far enough to put those boots on at all. No, some of them are just square buckles with a hole in the middle for the end of the belt to slip through like the one "Duke" wore in the movie Hondo. Some western belt buckles, also known as cowboy belt buckles, have some fancy engraving on them, but at least they aren't so heavy that walking a mile or two with them on will drop you a pound or two…
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  • Chopped Summer Salad

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Who doesn’t love a chopped salad? And with the surprising sweetness of watermelon thrown in, this was perfect!  Made a ton and it kept very well for a couple of days. Chopped Summer Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing 1 small seedless watermelon, peeled and chopped small 4 avocados, peeled, seeded, chopped small 1 2 lb. bag of frozen corn, thawed 2 english cucumbers, chopped 1 16 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped fine 1.5 hearts of Romaine Hearts, chopped Combine all the above in a large container. For the dressing: 2 cups yogurt 2 cloves…
  • Ten Great Summer Vegetable Recipes

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    What the heck  are you going to do with all that (insert summer vegetable abundant harvest here)? You know how it goes…   It’s the season of abundance – Summer Vegetables are all over the place and you are running out of ideas on what to do with them.  Well, I went through a bunch of my recipes and chose ten of my favorites for using up that Summer Vegetable Harvest!   Roasted Okra and Eggplant Something a little bit different.  Roasted Okra and Eggplant with Balsamic Tomato Sauce and Rice. It was kind of like a vegan, Italian, I don’t know… gumbo? Roasted…
  • Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad

    20 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Wow.  Yum.  Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Peas, Dill, and Feta in a Lemony Vinaigrette. So, Haley has really been coming into her own when it comes to cooking. We were discussing this dish and what we would do with it – and I was pretty set on blanching the broccoli.  She decided that she really wanted to roast the broccoli and since she was doing all the heavy lifting, I decided to let her make the decision.  I have to say – she was right.  The slightly crispy, brown broccoli really made this dish sing.  This is lick your bowl, delicious! 2 pounds corkscrew…
  • Nine Cole Slaw Recipes

    17 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Nothing says summer like Slaw, right?  Here are some of my favorite summer dishes, nine of the best cole slaw recipes you’ve ever had! Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing Spicy Mango Slaw Mango Cabbage Slaw Tuna Sandwich, Coleslaw and Potato Salad with a Greek Twist Kohlrabi Apple Slaw   Simple Pleasures Slaw The Slaw for Fish Tacos without the Taco Sesame Crusted Tuna with a Soy Balsamic Reduction And the Original.  ColorMeColeSlaw  The post Nine Cole Slaw Recipes appeared first on ColorMePink!.
  • Mushroom Balsamic Cream Sauce

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Oh. My. Word. Fettuccine and peas in a mushroom balsamic cream sauce. TKO. Two pounds fettuccine 6 tablespoons butter, divided 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 5 huge cloves of garlic, minced big pinch of red pepper flake 2 pints of sliced, baby portabella mushrooms 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 bag frozen peas – thawed 1/3 cup heavy cream half a bunch of parsley, chopped finely fresh cracked pepper sea salt Put a large pot of water to boil – salt generously.  In a dutch oven, over med/high, heat 4 tablespoons each of butter and olive oil – when the butter is…
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  • Strawberry Cucumber Salad

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    This easy light summer salad, made with cucumbers, strawberries, almonds and fresh herbs is great alongside grilled chicken, fish or for a light lunch you can double the serving and add some goat cheese to the mix or serve it over quinoa for more protein.I'm love using balsamic glaze over salads, it's not just pretty it's sweet and tangy and there's no need for oil. Delallo makes the best one I've tried, but I've also seen the glaze at Trader Joes. If you don't have it, you can certainly drizzle the salad with regular balsamic, although it won't be as pretty.
  • Cedar Plank Spice-Rubbed Salmon

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    I'm excited to share this guest post from my friend Jackie from CAFE, Celiac and Allergy Friendly Epicurian (A great source for gluten-free recipes!). A wonderful salmon dish made on a cedar plank topped with a brown sugar spice rub. If you follow me on Snapchat (username Skinnytaste), you probably saw me making this on the grill last week. I've included both my grilling method as well as Jackie's oven method. Please welcome her...I went to a friend’s house for dinner and they served a dish that ultimately inspired me to write this recipe. Besides the presentation being…
  • Low Fat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
     A super moist zucchini bread loaded with chocolate chips in every bite. Made with a whole wheat flour blend and lots of apple sauce in place of butter for results that are moist and delicious.I have so much zucchini I don't know what to do with it, then I was reading some comments on this older recipe and remembered how much we all loved this so I remade it and updated the photos. Madison was one when I first played around with this and loved it then, bit I wasn't sure how she would feel seeing small green specs (she doesn't like zucchini) in her bread now that she's five,…
  • White Bean Caprese Salad

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Nothing says summer like a Caprese salad, and this one is made with white beans for added protein and fiber. It's EASY to make, and there's no cooking required which is a bonus during these hot summer temperatures we're having this week.I served this as a side salad last night along with grilled fish and my husband really enjoyed it, but this would also be great as a main dish to pack for lunch if you increase the servings to 4 people. Perfect to make ahead and this can easily be halved. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Zucchini "Meatballs"

    20 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    These meatless meatballs were a HUGE hit in my house, I even let my neighbors and friends try and everyone loved them! Made with grated zucchini, garlic, Pecorino Romano, basil, bread crumbs and egg, then baked in the oven and finished in a pomodoro sauce. Serve them as an appetizer, over zoodles, whole wheat pasta or with a crusty piece of bread on the side.A few weeks ago I made these awesome eggplant "meatballs" and the most asked question I got in the comments and on Facebook was can you make them with zucchini? Loving the idea, especially since I have a few giant zucchinis on…
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • How to make perfect cheese popcorn

    Erika Kerekes
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Every afternoon around 3 p.m. I look around my home office and think "Yep, time for a snack." Popcorn is one of my go-to afternoon snacks. I used to do the nasty microwave bags. But then I read Elise's "Perfect Popcorn" method on Simply Recipes and threw the bags away. A pot, some oil, popcorn kernels, salt, and five minutes: That's all it takes to make truly perfect popcorn with virtually
  • Roasted Hatch chile mayonnaise

    Erika Kerekes
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    It's almost Hatch chile season again, and foodies around the U.S. are getting excited. The long, tapered green chiles from New Mexico have a cult following here in southern California. I can get both the hot and mild varieties at just about every grocery store within a 10-mile radius. Many stores have chile-roasting events in their parking lots so you can take home bags of freshly roasted
  • Dazzling food and complex business logistics at Dodger Stadium

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

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

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

  • Recipe & Food Styling |Brown rice and lentil pilaf or Rajasthani channa dal pulao – Work is fun when your comfort levels are high

    sanjeeta kk
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    It all started with scribbling recipes and struggling to click good food photos for Lite Bite, seven years back. And now I feel really lucky enough to stumble on a way of life that I not only like, but love to live. There are three completed food photo-shoot assignments which are pending to be written about on Lite Bite. But I could not resist to pen down the experience and all the fun that went into yesterdays’ shoot for ‘The Park Hyatt’ with Kunal Daswani. The photo-shoot was finalized after a couple of meets and exchange of mails between the Ad agency (Rubecon), client,…
  • Recipe | Pumpkin and Carrot Barley Risotto – You never know how much you can achieve until you try

    sanjeeta kk
    11 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    “People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.” ~ Michael Bassey Moving through my own life, I have crossed path with many such persons who have left a lasting impression on me. Some of them are talented writers, passionate bloggers and excellent cooks who constantly inspire & motivate me at every step. One such person for me has been Pratibha, a wonderful writer and a remarkable friend whose warmth, simplicity and achievements I appreciate. The trust and faith she has on me…
  • Recipe |Sorghum Pilaf aka Jowar Ghoogri – And life goes on

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

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

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

  • The end of the fuel subsidized in Morocco

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    The former Minister of energy of Ricardo Lagos, who faced the trasandino fuel cuts, says that policies of freezing of prices affected the exploration of new deposits of hydrocarbons in the country. If the consumer has any of these rates you can subscribe this company Iberdrola offer. It is a rate that is designed for small businesses, where does not have a term of abuse and that complies with these requirements. The trade to the retail gas cooking involves the purchase of large quantities of cooking gas, store it in tanks, and their sales people business gas prices in the uk that used…
  • Your Twitter Fans To Boost

    7 May 2015 | 2:50 am
    Twitter (IPA pronunciation /ˈtwɪtər/) is definitely an online social networking assistance that allows people to deliver and examine brief 140- character communications termed “tweets”. Based on the Fake Fan Check resource from StatusPeople, which claims the capability to decide just how many of a useris Twitter followers are fakes, 71% of Girl Gagais over 35 million followers are fake or sedentary, along with 70% of President Obamais almost 30 million enthusiasts. Use it your business card, utilize it inside your guest blogger biography, once you talk at meetings and mention…
  • Bags Galore: The Camera Backpack to get a Fashionable Camera Carrying Equipment

    2 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Whenever you walk out the home to move elsewhere, you always remember to create your case. Bags are extremely important; it is where you place all of your material. Actually, you have been utilizing it since you were within the pre school. And today that you are all-developed, you still can’t-live without it. Bags are utilized in several various ways. You will find college bags, custom bags for women and men, notebook bags, addition bags, & most of, a camera case for the valuable camera. Should you enjoy photography, and you also consider your most precious possession along with you…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Sauteed Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Herbs + Hazelnuts

    Lauren Keating
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Long strands of zucchini (use a spiralizer or a box grater) tossed with fresh herbs and toasted hazelnuts is destined to become a summertime favorite. Top it off with burrata for an elegant weeknight meal that’s ready in about 20 minutes. Since I recently confessed my love of zucchini noodles, I thought I should actually share a recipe that uses them. These zucchini noodles with fresh herbs and toasted hazelnuts are exactly why I love them so much: they’re healthy, easy (on the table in 20 minutes!), and absolutely delicious. I’m excited to share them as part of an…
  • Vanilla + Lime Dutch Baby with Fresh Mango

    Lauren Keating
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Say goodbye to standing over the stove cooking pancake after pancake – serve up a Dutch baby instead! This big, fluffy pancakes flavored with vanilla and lime zest is baked in one pan and serves in slices. They’re perfect for breakfast, dinner, or dessert! Once in a while, laziness can have it’s rewards. I had every intention of making waffles for dinner the other night, but it had been a long week and I was exhausted. Honestly, I was dreading making them. On my way home from work, the idea of a Dutch baby pancake popped into my head. An easy to make batter that bakes up in one…
  • Crispy Crust Wild Mushroom Pizza

    Lauren Keating
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    This crispy-crust mushroom pizza is seriously one of the best pizzas I’ve tasted in my life. I can’t wait to make it again and again. The easy to make crust is full of flavor but has no yeast so it’s ready in about 10 minutes – perfect for a weeknight! I’ve been really into mushrooms lately. It started with a swoon-worthy dinner of roasted mushrooms over soft polenta. It was so delicious that I went to bed dreaming about it and promising that I’d have it again the next chance I got. Shortly afterwards, I made sautéed garlic mushrooms as homework for the…
  • Grilled Lamb Tacos with Cucumber Salsa and Yogurt

    Lauren Keating
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Mix up your summertime grilling routine with these easy lamb tacos filled with bold North African spices and cool cucumber salsa. With just 30 minutes of active cooking time, they’re perfect for a weeknight! By this point in summer I usually start to feel a little “meh” about dinner. It’s still gorgeous and I love the ease of throwing something on the grill, but I start to get a little tired of steaks, hot dogs, and my other weeknight standards. When the American Lamb Board asked me to help participate in their Brews + Ewes grilling contest, it was like a lightbulb…
  • Boozy Blueberry Plum Sorbet

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

  • Perfect Greek Summer Day

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    The perfect Greek summer day - early morning swim (7.30) and then Gemista for lunch, stuffed tomatoes, peppers, eggplants & marrows with potatoes. Accompanied by Feta cheese and eggplant dip (melitzanosalata).  Here you can see Maria with the Gemista just after they came out of the oven. Wish you were here!! If you want the recipe for Gemista, you'll find it here.  ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 6 Delicious Greek Lamb Recipes

    3 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Although lamb is especially associated with Greek Easter, there are several recipes which can be eaten at any time. We've put together 6 of these Greek recipes for you. Just click on the links to go straight to the recipe. Lamb with Artichokes in Avgolemono Sauce Lamb Kleftiko Youvetsi with LambRoast Lamb with Potatoes and Feta CheeseLamb Ribs on Vine StalksLamb with Yoghurt SauceEat and Enjoyca-pub-5932202259726035
  • Greek Lamb and Artichokes in Avgolemono Sauce

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    This is a delicious Greek lamb dish. The artichokes are a delightful accompaniment and the Avgolemono Sauce just tops it off perfectly. We have included endives (antidia in Greek) in the recipe, but if you can't get them it doesn't matter - they add body to the dish, but are optional. Ingredients1kg (approx.) leg of lamb, in 6 portions6 artichokes½ kg endives (optional)6 spring onions chopped2 tbsp. fresh dill chopped2 tbsp. fresh wild fennel chopped1 tbsp. fresh mint chopped2 eggsJuice from 2 lemons200ml olive oilSalt and pepper to tastePreparationHeat the oil in a pan and then add the…
  • Greek Easter Magiritsa

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
       Magiritsa is a traditional dish associated with the Greek Easter. It is eaten to break the Fast before Easter and is prepared on Holy Saturday and eaten directly after the midnight service. There are variations in the recipes used, but this recipe (which is not a soup) is a simple, traditional way of preparing it - called Tsilihourdi - from a village in northern Corfu.For recipe, click here.  Vegetarian MagiritsaThis is an easy recipe for a vegetarian alternative to Magiritsa. It's basically an alternative soup for those who are vegetarian or who do not like magiritsa. It's…
  • 4 Greek Spoon Sweets

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:11 am
    It's common practice in Greece if you visit someone during the day or early evening, to be offered a spoon sweet, or 'gliko koutaliou'. This is a sweet made from fruit and kept in a jar, to be served on a sweet dish (preferably glass) whenever someone comes.These are 4 recipes for you to try.Apple Spoon SweetGrape Spoon Sweet Orange Spoon SweetQuince Spoon SweetEat and Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
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    Pots and Frills

  • Peach Crostata

    Pots and Frills
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Crostata is a type of Italian, rustic pie or tart. It is very easy to make, does not require any special baking pan or skills. I make mine in a food processor, which is even easier. There are many crostata doughs. I have been often experimenting with a basic crostata base adding different types of flour or nuts and trying it with different toppings. Crostata can be made with almost any seasonal fruit. Even those most juicy once like blueberries or raspberries are good since you can always add extra flour to absorb the juice. Peach crostata made with local peaches has recently become my…
  • Cauliflower in a Herbs and Mustard Sauce

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

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

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

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

  • Cooking | Smoked Bhopali Köfte – a curry with a Turkish twist of taste

    Deeba @ PAB
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Lightly spiced, moist, flavourful lamb mince Smoked Bhopali Köfte with a Turkish influence. Enjoy them in this Indian style curry, else grill them as kebabs if you like. The post Cooking | Smoked Bhopali Köfte – a curry with a Turkish twist of taste appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Feature | What’s Hip in Food This Summer? #onlinecontest #foodpanda #icecream

    Deeba @ PAB
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    What's Hip in Food This Summer? For me, ice cream is Hip in Food This Summer! Eat anytime, store ahead, get creative with it, or then just DIG IN! It's a fun contest, a simple one that spoils you too as you get vouchers to order the food you blog about! More information here, and the rules here. Hurry because the contest is limited to the first 40 participants. The post Feature | What’s Hip in Food This Summer? #onlinecontest #foodpanda #icecream appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Blogevent | Does My Blog Look Good in This {DMBLGiT}, Jul 2015 …yes back again

    Deeba @ PAB
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:37 am
    “It’s the same principals of great photography. Even though it doesn’t move, food still has a moment.” Penny De Los Stantos Remember when I said “There’s something about food photography that makes the heart skip a beat. It’s a truly rewarding experience, a visual delight, an instant connect. Food photography and food styling are best […] The post Blogevent | Does My Blog Look Good in This {DMBLGiT}, Jul 2015 …yes back again appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Wholewheat & Oat Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies – deep dark chocolatey + chewy + fudgy = comfort food

    Deeba @ PAB
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:29 am
    “Remember, there are cookies waiting here for you.” Dean Koontz Wholewheat & Oat Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies. A new baking recipe. An easy baking recipe. A chocolate chip cookie recipe gone healthier, yet still deeply satisfying. This is not your everyday quintessential chocolate chip cookie. This one is better. Deep dark chocolatey + chewy + […] The post Baking | Wholewheat & Oat Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies – deep dark chocolatey + chewy + fudgy = comfort food appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Product Review |Rich, creamy, delicious ice-cream. #TheRealYumm in Belgiyum

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

  • Meal Plan 27th July - 2nd August 2015

    Beth Sachs
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Its the first full week of the holidays here. Hopefully the weather will improve so we can get out and about and in preparation I've batch cooked several meals which I can just pull out of the freezer the night before. Whats everyone else having this week? Looking at the weather forecast I don't think its going to be BBQ weather!Monday 27th JulyChicken Curry, Rice and Naan BreadsTuesday 28th JulyCreamy Sausage PastaWednesday 29th JulyChicken Kievs, Sweet Potato Mash and BroccoliThursday 30th JulyOven Baked RisottoFriday 31st JulyPanini's and SaladSaturday 1st AugustSpaghetti BologneseSunday…
  • Strawberry & Milk Chocolate Cookies

    Beth Sachs
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    As you can probably tell there's been lots going on here at Jam and Cream HQ over the past few weeks. Fellow Cornish blogger and designer ByRosanna has created a fantastic new blog template for me, which will hopefully allow me to take Jam and Clotted Cream to a new blogging level. Any feedback on the new design is much appreciated as I continue to tweak and tinker.In other news Heidi is now 4 months old - where did that time go?! Lowen and Rory are on their school holidays and my house looks like a bomb site. Unfortunately the weather hasn't been good enough to get on the beach yet so we've…
  • Vanilla Yogurt Scones - Supporting Dairy Farmers

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

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

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

  • What A Tasty Broccoli and Mozzarella Quiche You Can Have For Breakfast

    Better Recipes Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Quiche is such a wonderful dish. It’s easy to make and it can be done pretty quickly. However, this quiche is different from all the rest, in-fact, it’s better, tastier, and faster! Keep reading for the recipe…This quiche can be done in exactly ONE HOUR! That’s really fast for a food that taste this good. This quiche is creamy, filling, and it’s pretty good for you. Also, all the ingredients you need to make this dish are stuff you probably have lying around your house anyways! You need broccoli, mozzarella, eggs, milk and thats really it. It’s as easy and…
  • Spicy Turkey Lasagna In A Crockpot?

    Better Recipes Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Everything can be made in a crockpot, we mean everything! This spicy turkey lasagna is going to be one to add to the cookbook and one to try for dinner tonight, tomorrow and the next day! Keep reading for the recipe…The magnificent wonders of the crockpot! It makes cooking delicious foods simple. Lasagna is such a great Italian dish that is really easy to make either way, but this lasagna dish is way better than any other lasagna you’re gonna eat! With just a few ingredients you can have a meal you’ll remember and want to eat all day. The spicy ground turkey adds a tender…
  • Sensationally Slow Cooked Rigatoni And Meatballs

    Better Recipes Staff
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    The go-to comfort food for most people is a simple pasta and meatballs. Once you try this fantastically delicious crockpot pasta, you’ll know why! It’s simple and tasty, which is why this is a great dish to make for dinner tonight, or tomorrow, or any other day! Keep reading for the recipe…You have to try this dish! It’s way to simple and savory to not try. All you need is some pasta, meatball, sauce, and a crockpot! Also, you don’t have to work over the stove because the crockpot does all the work! Just toss in the ingredients and wait for your amazing meal to…
  • Chicken Parmesan In A Crockpot? Just What We’ve All Been Waiting For

    Better Recipes Staff
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Chicken parmesan is one of the most iconic Italian dishes out there. It’s basically breaded and fried chicken. You may be wondering how you can you make something that is normally fried in a crockpot, but trust us, we have found a way! Keep reading for the recipe…As with most crockpot recipes, this one is ridiculously simple! They way that we’re able to get the nice crust on the chicken is because of breadcrumbs and allowing the crockpot to do it’s work on the low setting. It’s really that easy! Just prepare the chicken and let the crockpot do the rest of the…
  • The Most Important Meal Of The Day, Serving It Up The Breakfast Bagel Way

    Better Recipes Staff
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    Bagels are such a great breakfast food. They fill you up until lunch and they taste amazing! Now, you can make your own bagel right from home with this delectable breakfast bagel recipe! Keep reading for the recipe…Making your own bagels sounds like it can be hard but, trust us, it’s really not all too difficult. With under 10 ingredients and in just about an hour, you can have yourself a breakfast meal that you’ll be eating every morning! Also, these bagels are gluten free so they’re a little bit on the lighter side, which is always a good thing. Don’t worry, we…
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  • Brandied Wild Mushroom Pâté {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Recipe from Sharing the Table at Garland’s Lodge cookbook by Amanda Stine and Mary Garland   Brandied Wild Mushroom Pâté. Photo: Cooks&Books&Recipes   Chef Amanda Stine on Brandied Wild Mushroom Pâté: I first made this in the early 70s when I worked in Jackson Hole at the Steak Pub. At that time we used basic white mushrooms. I recalled it after my first wild mushroom foray into the San Francisco Peaks with Bogomir Pfeifer, the owner of Slide Rock Lodge and an old forager from way back in Slovenia. He very generously took me to many great spots to find Boletus…
  • Sharing the Table at Garland’s Lodge {Cookbook}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:20 pm
                           {Featured Partner} Sharing the Table at Garland's Lodge by Amanda Stine and Mary Garland Publisher: Garland's Oak Creek Lodge Publication Date: November 2005 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Brandied Wild Mushroom Pâté Sharing the Table at Garland’s Lodge contains the collected wisdom of 30 years in the Garland’s Lodge kitchen, always the heart of this special place in Oak Creek Canyon. Built as a homestead in 1908, the Lodge became the home of the Garland family in 1972. Carrying on the tradition of their predecessors, the Garlands…
  • Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge {Sedona, Arizona}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
                           {Featured Partner}   Where: Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge Sedona, Arizona Garland’s Lodge, Sedona, Arizona   If you’re looking for scenery, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat the 30-mile stretch of Hwy 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona, following the dramatically beautiful Oak Creek Canyon and named part of “America’s Most Scenic Route” and “Arizona’s Top 5 Scenic Drives. Right smack in the middle of this gorgeous picture-postcard is Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge. But this…
  • Salsa Roja {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Recipe from Mi Comida Latina: Vibrant, Fresh, Simple, Authentic cookbook by Marcella Kriebel This recipe looks a bit different from how we normally present them, because this cookbook is a bit different — in a very stunning way! As noted here, the cookbook author Marcella Kriebel, who is also an artist, created vivid, charming watercolors to accompany all the recipes. The result, as you can see, is a true work of art. The cookbook is unusual for another reason as well: the publisher, Burgess Lea Press, donates 100% of its after-tax publishing profits on every book to organizations that…
  • Mi Comida Latina: Vibrant, Fresh, Simple, Authentic {Cookbook}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Mi Comida Latina: Vibrant, Fresh, Simple, Authentic by Marcella Kriebel Publisher: Burgess Lea Press Publication Date: April 2015 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Salsa Roja A stunning, hand-lettered, fully illustrated cookbook featuring more than 100 authentic recipes collected from home kitchens across Latin America, Mi Comida Latina was discovered as a successful self-published Kickstarter project. The cookbook captures the warmth and depth of culinary traditions in–and the author’s travels to–Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Puerto Rico. Artist/author Marcella…
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  • Southside Social

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Welcome to Southside Social. Check out Southside Social 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.
  • Award-winning Wine On Madera Wine Trail

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    You can’t miss the Madera County ‘Fasi Estate Winery’ in Friant right off Highway 41. It’s one of many on the Madera Wine Trail. They’re known for their quality wine. They recently received prestigious awards at state wine competitions. General Manager Gina Chicconi and Tasting Room Assistant Jonathan Cook to talk about the wine varietals.carina a winery in madera county received prestigious awards at state wine competitions. fasi estate winery in friant is known for their quality wine. that’s where teresa sardina is live this morning. good morning teresa.
  • Fasi Estate Winery Receives Two Prestigious Awards For Their

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** nnCSU Campuses Host Thousands of PreK-12 Teachers nat First-time One-Day Summitn** Better Together: California Teachers Summit to focus on higher standards **nWHAT:nThe California State University (CSU), New Teacher Center, and the Association of Independent California Colleges, Universities (AICCU) and State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson are Better Together: California Teachers Summit. This first-time one-day professional learning event is designed to foster dialog and the exchange of best practices to promote higher standards and student achievement. The event is free.
  • Martine’s Pastries 7-29

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Martine’s Pastries 7-29you … welcome back in weddings are typically known for being more about the bride that about drea however that new husband can take a little but will spotligh … awesome looking grooms cake mad just for him here with … the samples are martine and jim holtzman … donors workings pastries guys they could so much for being here today and this is a concep of yours can make a little bit of the history on … and started mingled … and … d- and … definitely more ready in the southern part of this … united … they…
  • ‘Sweet Gourmet’ Helps Cool Off With Iced Tea Recipes

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    with Pam Gabrielcourse locals are using creative ways to cool off. icy beverages are always popular– so let’s beat the heat with some beat the heat with some delicious iced tea recipes. pam gabriel with sweet gourmet is helping us out. good morning. coming up next on fox 51 today… summer’s coming to a close and it’s time to start that back to school shopping. we have a financial now it’s not just playing bags of ice tea . there’s healthy tea there is green tea. republic of tea which is a huge team manufacturer in the united statesa new ice tea. they…
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Quick and Easy Sauteed String Beans

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Simply Trini Cooking Sauteed string beans; a perfect meal that's quick and easy to prepare....... A holiday on a Saturday does not feel like a holiday at all. At least, that is my opinion. Saturday feels normal and the routine is always the same; get up, have breakfast, do chores, cook lunch etc. So, to make my Saturday... Read More » The post Quick and Easy Sauteed String Beans appeared first on Simply Trini Cooking.
  • Curry Tannia and Saltfish

    10 Jul 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Simply Trini Cooking Tannia (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) is one of the rarer provisons or staples available here on the islands. At least to me, it seems rare because the only time I see it, most times, is around the lenten season or once in a while at the market. Maybe I'm wrong, but it could be one of the... Read More » The post Curry Tannia and Saltfish appeared first on Simply Trini Cooking.
  • Couscous Pie

    31 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Simply Trini Cooking Couscous (originally called seksu or kesksu) is now becoming a favourite at home because it is a light and wonderful substitute for rice when I don't feel like cooking rice at all. It is popular in North Africa, Egypt and the Middle East and is made from millet, barley, or cornmeal. This is also a... Read More » The post Couscous Pie appeared first on Simply Trini Cooking.
  • How to Peel a Cassava

    30 May 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Simply Trini Cooking This month's Compère magazine issue focused on the 6th important food, a staple food eaten by many, 800 million people, mostly in the developing countries. This starchy tuber is also a favourite for my family and for this reason we showcase, along with the recipes, six of our favourite cassava meals.   However, before you rush... Read More » The post How to Peel a Cassava appeared first on Simply Trini Cooking.
  • Baked Kalounji

    24 May 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Simply Trini Cooking Kalounji has come from humble beginnings; from being fried over many wood fired chulhas to gracing many tables with its spicy bitter presence. Today I'm taking it to new heights - let's serve it as an appetizer instead of a side dish. Generally, caraili is eaten with a meal, hardly as an appetizer.  But if... Read More » The post Baked Kalounji appeared first on Simply Trini Cooking.
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    The Creamright Blog » The Creamright Blog |

  • Simple Yogurt Mousse

    8 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    Ingredients: 1 cup yogurt 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup vanilla syrup Preparation: Stir all ingredients together and put into a 1 Pint N20 Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. The quantity of syrup can be reduced or increased to taste. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Serving Suggestion: Sweeten fresh berries to taste with granulated sugar and crush with a fork. Fill a glass, layering the yogurt mousse with the crushed berries and crunchy muesli. Enjoy immediately.
  • Mint and Lime Soda

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Ingredients: 1 tbsp. lime juice 3 pinchesgranulated sugar 0.5 x lime(s) 1 x sprig of mint Preparation: Fill the Soda Siphon with cold water. Screw on 1 soda charger and shake vigorously. To ensure the water is really fizzy refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Serving Suggestion: Pour the lime juice and granulated sugar into a glass. Pour over the soda water from the  Soda Siphon and serve with the lime slices and mint.
  • Peppermint Vinegar ( Rapid Infusion )

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Ingredients: 1.75 cups white balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. peppermint Preparation: Coarsely rip the peppermint and put with white balsamic vinegar into a 1 us pint dispenser.  Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake vigorously 5 times, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Afterwards quickly vent the dispenser by pressing the lever. Unscrew the head from the  bottle and pour the vinegar through the iSi funnel & sieve into a glass.
  • Berry Espuma

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    Ingredients: 1 cup forest berries 3/4 cup heavy cream 5/8 cups powdered sugar 1.25 tbsp. Grand Marnier 1 x vanilla bean(s) 0.5 x lemon(s) 2 x sheet(s) of gelatin Preparation: Puree the strawberries with the sugar in a blender until smooth (the mixture should not contain any seeds). Add vanilla seeds and finely grated lemon zest. Heat the Grand Marnier to approx. 122 °F, dissolve the gelatin sheets in the liquid and whisk the mixture into the strawberry purée. Stir in the heavy cream. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 pint Whipper. Screw on 1 cream…
  • Chili and Honey Hollandaise

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

  • Crispy Fish Taco Recipe + The Best Fish Taco in San Diego

    Brandon Matzek
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    You guys are in for a treat today!  Two treats really. A few months ago, Jorge and I went on a hunt for the best battered fish taco in San Diego.  Given the massive amount of fish taco options available, we decided to start our search by polling friends, family and fellow foodies about their favorite spots for fish tacos.  This poll resulted in these top 3 restaurants/trucks (also vetted on Yelp): Mariscos Alex, TJ Oyster Bar and Oscar’s Mexican Seafood.  After we found a favorite fish taco, I then made my own Crispy Fish Taco recipe paired with a spicy Chipotle Crema.  This week,…
  • Peach Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

    Brandon Matzek
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    It has been so HOT in San Diego recently. For those of you in typically warmer summer climates, you may laugh at me when I say that it’s been an uncomfortable 75 – 80 for the past week.  But those seemingly normal temps have been accompanied by a thick blanket of humidity, something that we rarely get here in San Diego.  I used to deal with humidity all the time when I lived in New Jersey, but I’m coming up on my 11th year in SD, and I’ve completely lost all tolerance. This uncharacteristic heat has me craving cold, sweet treats nighty.  My freezer is stocked with…
  • The Cucumber Lime Zinger + 5 Years [Giveaway]

    Brandon Matzek
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Kitchen Konfidence is officially 5 years old!!  Gosh, can you believe it?! I started Kitchen Konfidence back in 2010 as a way for me to express and share my passion for food through recipes and photography.  And I’m glad to say that Kitchen Konfidence continues to act as my creative happy space 5 years later.  I love cooking, I love photography and I love sharing my recipes.  I love that moment when someone tastes something I’ve made, and their eyes grow wide, the corners of their mouth turn up to a smile, and they exclaim, “YUM!”  These are the things that keep…
  • Fluffy Cardamom Pancakes Recipe

    Brandon Matzek
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    I met Cheryl at a conference last year. Winner of Saveur’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Best Writing Blog award, Cheryl was one of the guest speakers at the conference.  I remember being particularly enthralled by Cheryl’s creative writing presentation, and I’m always impressed with her stories on 5 Second Rule.  I find that I pour most of my creativity into my cooking, styling and photography, and my writing often gets the short end of the stick!  It’s a skill I’m continuously trying to improve, and Cheryl’s blog is a good source of inspiration In…
  • Basil Turkey Burger Recipe

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

  • Peach Cinnamon Ginger Freezer jam

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    I'm on a bit of a freezer jam kick! When I think of homemade jam I think of berries - raspberry, blueberry and strawberry. But every once in awhile I crave something different, like this peach freezer jam with cinnamon and ginger.Chop the peaches quite small but don't completely puree - you can use your food processor for this or a knife.My kids love this with yogurt for breakfast and with ice cream for dessert!Ingredients4 cups well chopped peaches (about 6 large peaches)1 package freezer pectin1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp ginger powder1-1/2 cups sugarInstructionsIn a large bowl, whisk sugar, zest…
  • Strawberry Freezer Jam

    14 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    Homemade freezer jam is so easy. More importantly, it tastes so much better than store bought jam. The zest in this jam really brightens the strawberries. It's great with peanut butter sandwiches, or fresh buttermilk biscuits. It also makes a fantastic ice cream sundae topping!!Ingredients2 lbs strawberries1 package freezer pectinzest of one large lemon1-1/2 cups sugarInstructionsRinse and hull strawberries.Place in food processor and pulse until crushed.In another bowl, whisk sugar, zest and pectin.Add strawberries and stir for 3 minutes.Divide among five 1-cup jars.Let sit for thirty…
  • Old Fashioned Banana Bread

    17 May 2015 | 7:20 pm
    There are lots of fancy modern banana breads out there. I'm sure they are all delicious but sometimes you just want something that reminds you of an afternoon spent in the kitchen with your Mom or Grandma or maybe those special care packages your family would send you when you went off to college. I'm guessing they weren't the fancy banana breads but just plain, basic stuff with the occasional chocolate chip thrown in. If you are yearning for a slice of THAT banana bread, try this. It's delicious, simple and will take you back to the excitement of opening those care packages or your Grandma's…
  • Wheetabix #mybixmix

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    As a Mom of two kids aged 9 &10, I try to make sure they eat well. This is especially true at breakfast. I think a great tasting and nutritious breakfast sets them up and fills them up for all of the activities throughout their day including their ability to focus at school.My kids are old enough to make their own breakfast, so I try to make sure there are lots of healthy options for them. Our kitchen is usually stocked with items such as:lots of cut/washed fruit - berries, pineapple, melons are favoritesmilkwhole grain breadsyogourtcereals - whole grainhomemade muffins filled with fibre,…
  • Dragon Fruit Sorbet

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Ingredients2 ripe dragon fruit2 tbsp sugar1/2 lemon, juicedInstructionsScoop out inside of dragon fruit into blender.Add other ingredients.Puree until liquid.Pour into loaf pan and place in freezer.Stir every hour or so until frozen. Takes about 4 hours.Serve.
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    Good Food Life

  • Sweet Corn Fritters

    Adam Harkness
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Sweet corn is one of my favorite parts of summer. As a child in Northern Michigan, we usually boiled corn on the cob after it had been carefully shucked to remove all the fine little hairs. Now as an adult, I’ve learned to appreciate that the wonderfully sweet flavor of this seasonal corn can be enjoyed in so many different ways. This fritter recipe is perfect for fresh organic Full Circle corn during the summer and frozen corn in the winter. Enjoy! PrintSweet Corn Fritters Ingredients3 large uncooked ears of organic sweet corn, husked and rinsed 1 shallot, diced 2 scallions, diced 2…
  • What is an heirloom vegetable?

    Adam Harkness
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    With the resurgence in popularity of “heirloom” vegetables over the past decade or so, I receive a lot of questions about what separates them from regular vegetables. In this edition of Full Circle Explains, I’ll break it down as simply as possible. There are three cornerstones of heirloom cultivars: age, pollination type and quality. Heirloom Cultivars are Old Unfortunately, it’s not quite as simple as “heirlooms are at least XX years old,” because the use of the word to describe fruits and vegetables is fiercely debated among agricultural circles. One side of the argument…
  • French Onion Soup 2.0

    Adam Harkness
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Onion soups have been popular since at least as far back as the Roman times. These soups were typically seen as food for poor people, as onions were plentiful and easy to grow. The modern version of this soup–with croutons and cheese on top–originates in France during the 18th century, but underwent a resurgence in the United States in the 1960s due to increasing interest in French cuisine. Cook like a French Chef But while this popular dish is rooted in French tradition, you don’t have to be a French chef to pull it off successfully. And with the absolutely amazing Walla…
  • Full Circle’s Chimichurri

    Adam Harkness
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Chimichurri is a green sauce, originally from Argentina, that is used for grilled meats. This colorful sauce can double as a marinade, is the perfect accompaniment to all cuts of beef and can be used to complement seafood as well. Traditional chimichurri can be highly acidic and is not for all palates, but this new twist on the classic–with cilantro and lemon juice–is mild and ideal for backyard barbecue parties. PrintFull Circle’s Chimichurri Sauce Ingredients1/2 cup lemon juice 1 tsp kosher salt 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 Fresno chile or red…
  • Mom’s Mintade

    Guest Blogger
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Oh mint, why do you have to be so happy to spread yourself everywhere!?! I swear, one little plant turned into 10 square feet of mint plants in just five short years–it multiplies copiously. I used to bemoan my mint condition, over-minted for sure, but soon I realized I could complain or I could change my perception of it. I started to adore mint and suddenly I began to wonder if I had enough. Mint Love Since I decided to start LOVING mint I’ve used more of it than ever. I started by drying it, a lot of it, for mint tea all winter long. I make fizzy bath bombs with dried mint in…
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    Eat In Eat Out

  • Raspberry and White Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    Sweet of the Month for August: A NO BAKE way to take advantage of summer berries With summer comes berries; strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. What could be more simply sweet? These precious little morsels don’t need much added to them, they are naturally delicious. That’s why placing them on a light cheese tart with just a drizzle... Read More » The post Raspberry and White Chocolate Mascarpone Tart appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Dressed-up Dogs

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Take a Brat, wrap it in bacon and load up on toppings, it’s going to be so good… Summer wouldn’t be summer unless you themed one of your barbecue events around some glorious Bratwurst sausages. I decided to dress these babies up even more by adding cheese and wrapping them in bacon… too much? No way! What is... Read More » The post Dressed-up Dogs appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Rainbow Zucchini Noodle Salad with Blueberries

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    It’s easy to eat a rainbow with the summer bounty now in local markets! O.K. there are two things I need to talk about in this post. 1. OMG local blueberries are in store finally! 2. Have you tried the ‘spiralizer‘ gadget yet? I am in love, love, love!! First off, I was so happy to... Read More » The post Rainbow Zucchini Noodle Salad with Blueberries appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Skinny Banana Oat Muffins

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    When you need a quick low-calorie breakfast on the run Work. Kids. Work. Life is busy. When I have to rush off in the morning, I like to have a stash of muffins already frozen that I can grab and run out the door. These little gems do the trick, not only are they delicious… check. Nutritious… check. They... Read More » The post Skinny Banana Oat Muffins appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Salmon Cilantro Sliders

    15 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Any really great summer BBQ calls out for some really great finger food! I love, love love these sliders! For one thing, I love anything small, I can eat with my hands. Makes life so simple. For a second thing, after a month or two into a long hot summer, I really can’t look at another meaty... Read More » The post Salmon Cilantro Sliders appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
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    Nicole's Nutrition--Atlanta Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • Bulletproof Coffee, Bulletproof Life?

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:13 am
    My brother Matthew has been experimenting with improving his own health now that he has just graduated from college. Maybe he has been trying to detoxify his body from all of those wild, fun, slightly toxic college years.  I asked him to write a guest post about his experiences with “Bulletproof Coffee”. All it is is a few more healthy fats to start off your morning. But, he loves it! Coffee does contain many potent antioxidants, caffeine, and stimulates a part of the immune system that may make others feel like they are on top of the world… Anyhow, let’s hear what he…
  • Healthy Cooking Oils: Top 3 Healthiest

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    No one can deny that frying or sauteing is typically the most mouth-watering way to prepare your food, yet it is equally certain that this method is also much less healthy. Most people believe that the main reason sauteing is considered unhealthy is from the added fats from the cooking oil, or the loss of nutrients that occurs when cooking with high heat, but there lies a third controversial factor that could be dangerous to one’s  health in big ways. Smoke Points This danger lies in the smoke points of oils. When you are frying or sauteing your food, fat molecules in the oil are beginning…
  • Light 4th of July Dessert Recipe

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

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

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

  • Microwave masala peanut (oil-free recipe)

    8 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    You might have tried masala peanut by frying it. Here is another method to make masala peanut without using oil. An oil free and tasty tea time snacks Microwave masala peanut (oil-free recipe)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to roast a peanut in microwave

    8 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    A quick method of roasting peanut using a microwave. Unlike the traditional method, we need not stir continously, instead, microwave it. How to roast a peanut in microwave Ingredients: Peanuts (2... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microwave popcorn recipe

    8 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    You might have tried the how to make popcorn. Here is another method to make one using a microwave.  Popcorn recipe using microwave Ingredients: Oil (1 tsp Salt (1/2 tsp) Dried corn (2 tbsp) Method:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microwave potato chips(oil-free recipe)

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    A very quick and great for your health recipe with no oil. A guilt free recipe, Microwave potato chips(oil-free recipe). Ingredients: Potato(1, cut into thin slices) Salt to taste Method: In a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Savory cookie for kids tifin box

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    Savory cookie is made of whole wheat flour and bengal gram flour. This is not a sweet cookie. This is very good for your health as well as kids health. It is a wonderful tea time snack and a kids... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Eclectic Recipes

  • Marshmallow Berry Tarts

    Angie McGowan
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    My absolute favorite treat when I was a kid was marshmallows. I remember from when I was old enough to reach the stove, I would stand there and carefully roast marshmallow after marshmallow on little skewers over the burners. I was so meticulous, being carful to very evenly toast them not let them catch on […]
  • After School Snack Time with State Fair Corndogs

    Angie McGowan
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    My son has such a huge appetite for such a little guy. At 7, I’ve seen him eat a whole footlong meatball sub, and then look for more food. And he’s a skinny kid too. It’s incredible. I mean how can a 55 lb kid eat as much as a grown man. And is his […]
  • Back to School with Jimmy Dean

    Angie McGowan
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    I can’t believe the summer is almost over and school is right around the corner. My son is so excited for this school year. He’ll be starting a new school that’s closer to our home, and it’s also a school where many more of the neighborhood kids go. He can’t wait to start back. And […]
  • Everything Bagel BLT with Pesto Aioli

    Angie McGowan
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Summer is already halfway over, and we’re planning our first little weekend getaway. This weekend will be a quick trip to Grandma’s house. She can’t wait to get her hands on our little bundle of joy, for lots of snuggles and kisses. Nothing’s better than Grandma’s kisses is it? Except maybe for Grandma’s cookies. Her […]
  • Cooper Tire Summer Drive Event

    Angie McGowan
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tires for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Today instead of talking about groceries, let’s talk about our grocery getters. The vehicles that help take us to the farmer’s market, grocery store and u-pick farms are so important to maintain.  Living in Florida, […]
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Greek Potato Salad

    Lynne Webb
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Made with Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, zest and fresh oregano, this potato salad recipe is a lighter alternative to more traditional, mayonnaise-based versions. Read more →
  • Savory Pesto-Zucchini Bread

    Lynne Webb
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    A flavorful change from sweet quick breads, this savory zucchini bread is flavored with basil pesto and Parmesan cheese. Read more →
  • Stir-Fried Lamb With Mint

    Lynne Webb
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    This easy stir-fry recipe combines lamb, spinach, jalapeño and fresh mint with a sweet-and-salty, Southeast Asian-style sauce. Read more →
  • Caribbean Turkey Burgers with Pineapple-Pepper Salsa

    Lynne Webb
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    These grilled turkey burgers are flavored with a homemade, Caribbean-style seasoning blend and topped with a quick-to-fix pineapple and sweet bell pepper salsa. Read more →
  • Stir-Fried Orange Peel Shrimp

    Lynne Webb
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    This fast shrimp and snap pea stir fry has a flavorful sauce made with orange juice, dried orange peel and sherry that's great for serving over rice. Read more →
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • L is for… Supper Club – The Underground Restaurant in Toronto with a Chocolaty Edge

    Judith Lewis
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    It was raining cats and dogs and salamanders. The rain was relentless. From a bright and sunny morning, they day had turned increasingly cold and cloudy with the rain moving in to blanket all of Toronto in a cold, wet … Continue reading → The post L is for… Supper Club – The Underground Restaurant in Toronto with a Chocolaty Edge appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Beyond Brussels for Beer – Breweries in Flanders to Visit, Tour and Stay Over In

    Judith Lewis
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    It’s the most talked about region for beer but have you taken the time to travel outside Brussels or Brugge and investigate where your beer was made? In fact, did you know that there is a proud tradition of women … Continue reading → The post Beyond Brussels for Beer – Breweries in Flanders to Visit, Tour and Stay Over In appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Canadian Wine Tourism & BC Wine Country – Food, Deserts and Vineyards

    Judith Lewis
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    I like to go to places that are unexpected places to go to for wine. As an Ontario girl, I have not yet visited BC wines but I was lucky enough to try a large number of them at an … Continue reading → The post Canadian Wine Tourism & BC Wine Country – Food, Deserts and Vineyards appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • It’s a Complete Clusterphuck at America at Trump Toronto Over Lunch

    Judith Lewis
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Lunch started out wonderfully, especially I wasn’t expecting it. I had shown up to review desserts and I got a chance to experience an absolutely wonderful lunch at America unexpectedly. As I am just learning about wine, I took the … Continue reading → The post It’s a Complete Clusterphuck at America at Trump Toronto Over Lunch appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • How to Make Lavender, Vanilla and Cinnamon Sugars

    Judith Lewis
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    One of the most pleasurable things is to make your own naturally flavoured sugar and use it in baking. I’ve only given three examples here and they all involve dry ingredients but there are many more possibilities. What you need: … Continue reading → The post How to Make Lavender, Vanilla and Cinnamon Sugars appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    Simple Plate

  • Wellspring Wednesday Proverbs 16

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
      I am a planner in life; it’s rare that I don’t have plans set for the week and weekends. My months are usually planned in advance, if I am free on the weekends I usually pencil in something. But regardless of all my planning that I do, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll go my way. Just because we plan doesn’t mean that it will go the way we need it to, the path that we chose may be the correct one in our eyes. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the path that God needs us to take. Proverbs 16:9 tells us that the Lord determines our steps. As humans we like to have…
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” in the summer. I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, a bit of plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved! But thanks to the creaminess from the yogurt and sweetness from the banana, it tasted just like a milkshake. This recipe takes inspiration from my mom’s healthy tricks from my childhood. This smoothie packs an antioxidant punch from the frozen wild blueberries and spinach (or kale – your choice!),…
  • The Milky Way Index: How Much Sugar Is In Your Food?

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The husband was drinking a glass of orange juice a few days ago when he turned to me and asked “Is juice bad for you?” I said, “Yeah, it is – because it’s basically full of sugar.” And he said, “What do you mean ‘full of sugar?'” And the nutritionist in me started listing facts: “Well, the average man is only supposed to eat 36g of added sugar a day. And that juice has 28g of sugar for an 8oz glass, and you’re drinking a 12oz glass, so that means you’ve basically eaten more than the amount of added sugar you should have…
  • Greek “Nachos” with Baked Chickpeas

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    I’m obsessed with Greek food right now. Maybe it’s because some of the key ingredients in Greek cuisine: cucumbers, yogurt, and tomatoes are cooling and perfect in the summertime. Or maybe it’s because I’m always looking for ways to use chickpeas and beans to amp up the texture and protein in my recipes. Either way, when I saw this recipe for baked chickpeas as a topping for Greek “Nachos” – I knew I had to try it out! Crispy homemade pita chips topped with creamy, warm, baked chickpeas, a homemade cucumber-tomato relish, and a drizzle of lemony…
  • The Secret Way to Make Guacamole without Avocado (Edamame Guacamole!)

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Summertime is perfect for enjoying cookout foods at your outdoor BBQ, on a picnic, or just lounging on your deck at home! One of my favorite summertime foods are different, unique, and healthy versions of “chips and dip.” While the traditional “chips and dip” can run you over 500 calories per serving, my made-over guacamole is insanely rich and creamy and you can enjoy 1/3 of a cup for under 100 calories! Add to that one serving of healthier chips that are organic, high in fiber, and all natural and you end up with a perfect summertime snack for about 200…
  • Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

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

  • Berry Salsa with Honey-Lime Dressing

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    I have a couple of fruit salsas already in the archive but I have to say, this berry salsa with honey-lime dressing is the best one yet. I made a large bowl this afternoon and very much enjoyed scooping generous piles of the plump berries with my stash of cinnamon tortilla crisps. The flavor combo of sweet and tangy plus the juicy over crunchy textures were out-of-this-world amazing! But, folks, this quadruple berry salsa is not only for dunking chips. It’s equally wonderful spooned over roasted chicken, grilled fish (salmon, please!) or pan-fried pork chops. Delicious, you guys, just…
  • Fiesta Chicken Chili

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods, LLC. for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. You know how it is when you come home after a long day’s labor all tapped out and the last thing you want to worry about is how to appease hungry mouths (yours included)? It was crazy at work today and I spent the whole nine to five dealing with both minute and crucial issues nonstop. By the time I reached our front door, I was dead tired of body and mind. All I wanted was to tuck myself in bed but I was also famished and needed a quick bite before I hit the sheets. And, of…
  • Magic Cookie Bars

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    Ohhh yeah, my fourth recipe in July! After almost two years of posting sporadically and often months apart, this is definitely a woo-hoo moment for me. I’d like to think I’ve got my blogging groove back. So, my peeps, please check back often and see what deliciousness I am up to. I’ll be waiting for ya! I found this magic cookie bars recipe in a 1978 Home Economics booklet (you know, the kind schools, churches and organizations publish and sell as fundraisers) and I am assuming they’ve been around longer than that. It’s not suprising, really, that these bars have…
  • Avocado Fries

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:13 am
    Please allow me a few minutes to gosh over the ingenuity of these avocado fries. I am fresh from posting a chizza recipe on my other blog and I am still blown away by the many creative ways we play with our food. Oh. What’s a chizza? It’s a new menu item KFC rolled out in the Philippines last month as the craziest thing that happened to pizza and chicken. Simply and deliciously put, it’s a pizza with a chicken crust! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try the real thing when I home for a vacation because, bummer, it was made available at their restaurants a week or so…
  • Strawberry Banana and Cream Salad

    11 Jul 2015 | 8:59 pm
    I was in the middle of hulling strawberries and cutting bananas when G walked in on me in the kitchen. He readily helped himself to a big bowl and quickly polished the generous helping in a few bites, exclaiming these are so good between forkfuls. The big guy sure loves his fruit. I, on the other hand, am not much into these superfoods. #shamefaced. I need more prodding to dig in than just the fact that they are sweet, juicy and good for ya. To enjoy my fruits, I need them generously doused in somethin’ creamy and sinful. This strawberry banana and cream salad is one of the very few…
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    a cougar in the kitchen

  • A Mid-Summer Day: Roller Coasters and Blackberry Pie for My Two Guys!

    A Cougar In The Kitchen
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Today, my husband Kurt took our son Ken to King’s Dominion, the big amusement park here in the DMV (that’s District, Maryland and Virginia for those not from these parts).  Every summer, they drive ninety minutes to just outside Richmond … Continue reading →
  • Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

    A Cougar In The Kitchen
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Although Kurt is the soup maestro in the family, I do like to try my hand at crafting something he hasn’t made.  When he reminded me we had several bags of sliced country ham left from New Year’s in our … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
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    The Culinary Life

  • Making Kimchi: How Long to Ferment Kimchi

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Five years ago I never thought I’d be asking myself how long to ferment kimchi. I consider myself an adventurous eater, but Korean food was something I’d never connected with. Kimchi in particular was tough for me, as it carried a bunch of flavors and smells I wasn’t used to. I generally limited my cabbage intake to either my Russian beef and cabbage stew, or the occasional stuffed cabbage roll. It didn’t matter that several dieticians and naturopaths had recommended I eat kimchi – aka, fermented cabbage – regulary to help with some digestion problems I…
  • Bellini Peach Jam Recipe with Champagne

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    – My peach jam recipe just got a whole lot more awesome with a little added champagne. –  Hallelujah, it’s PEACH SEASON! This is hands-down my favorite time of year for produce, that period between June and August where peaches are just bursting with color and flavor. When I go to the farmer’s market, I can smell them halfway down the aisle. Between the strawberries I’m grabbing for making strawberry-cranberry jam, my little basket it pretty full every week. Over the weekend I wanted a nice, summery drink that tasted like sunshine, and with so many peaches in my…
  • Ethel’s Easy, Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

    Julie Dreyfoos
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week’s super easy, super fresh recipe comes from our own Julie Dreyfoos, production manager for Fearless Fresh and The Culinary Life. I’ve been trying to coax Julie into the limelight for a while now, and I’m excited that she’s decided to step out from behind the curtain and share a little bit of her childhood through a story about strawberry pie. (If you’re in a super pie mood, also check out my Spiced Summer Blackberry Pie and Nectarine Bavarian Pie.) This fresh strawberry pie recipe is made with the sweet strawberries of summer inside a buttery pie…
  • Fearless Fresh: It’s FINALLY Here!!

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

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

  • Rawfully Tempting Raw Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark

    Barbara Kessler
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Picture = not so great...but it was gone gone gone before I could get another photo. Tempering raw chocolate is possible, but challenging. I'm not a great chocolatier as I don't have the patience or the equipment, however, I try to attempt manually tempering whenever possible. For a quick..."I don't care about fussing" treat...DO NOT temper. Throw this tastiness together, and store in the refrigerator or freezer. WARNING: It will melt in your EAT it quickly, or break into smaller, bite-sized pieces. This will cure any junk food craving for sweets!  There are…
  • "Root Beer Float" Smoothie

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

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

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

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

  • Zucchini Noodle Salad {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    This vegan salad is packed full of veggie goodness with raw zucchini noodles, tomato, mint and rocket (arugula) and spring onions. Toasted sunflower seeds sprinkled over the top add a deliciously nutty crunch. I know, salads aren’t really a winter thing, but we had the most wonderful preview of spring weather here in Brisbane last weekend, that I just had to celebrate it with more weather appropriate fare. Out came my summer dresses (if only for a few days) along with this gorgeous, if messy looking salad. Click to continue reading Zucchini Noodle Salad {vegan}. The post Zucchini…
  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}

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

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

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

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

  • Spicy Ranch Chicken Grilled Foil Packets

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Confetti Vegetable Medley topping these Spicy Ranch Chicken Grilled Foil Packets gives this recipe a festive feel…which is exactly why you’ll want to enjoy them at your next backyard BBQ!  Our grilling adventures continue this summer with Spicy Ranch Chicken Grilled Foil Packets. It’s the type of dinner you might enjoy on a camping trip. But, you won’t be roughing it. Nope. You and your family and friends will be savoring chicken slathered with a spicy ranch dressing and topped with a confetti of diced vegetables. They’re as tasty as they are pretty!
  • Tomato Bacon Quiche with Fresh Basil

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Tomato Bacon Quiche with lots of fresh basil. Make two. One to enjoy now and another to freeze and savor when summer’s bounty is long gone. Are there particular fruits and vegetables that take over your counter come summer, either because your garden runneth over…or you were feeling a bit too ambitious at the farmer’s market? (Me, me, me at the market!) Tomatoes and basil. You’ll find plenty of these at my house this time of year. (Ok…zucchini too!) If you find yourself with an abundance of produce, or you just love fruits and veggies, then my healthy foodie and…
  • Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza with Veggies

    8 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Gather ’round the grill with family and friends to make this Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe with zucchini, mushrooms, onions and peppers. Not only will you enjoy a flavorful pizza, but you’ll make some memories in the process. We just crossed grilled pizza off our Food and Recipe Bucket List! Do you have one? It’s a list of recipes or foods or even restaurants your family wants to try.  There’s no need to be formal. It can just be an ongoing discussion. Once you start one, I bet your family will become a little more adventurous and everyone will become more…
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries with Almond Dust

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

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

  • shorba recipe for biryani | side gravy recipe for biryani and pulao

    dassana amit
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    shorba recipe for biryani and pulao with step by step pics – spiced tomato-onion based side gravy served with biryani and pulao. i had got a few requests for sharing the side gravy that is served with biryani. usually when i make biryanis, i often make raita. but when i make pulao, i make this side gravy at times. as i feel its goes better with a pulao than a biryani. just a personal preference. shorba is the indian term for soups. the consistency of this vegetarian shorba is thin, but not soupy. this gravy tastes very good, if you have vegetable stock. i had some vegetable stock in…
  • whole green moong dal recipe | punjabi sabut moong dal recipe

    dassana amit
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    sabut moong dal recipe with step by step photos – homely punjabi style dal made with whole moong beans. this green moong dal recipe is one of those dals i make often. just that i never clicked the pics and shared. i also make urad dal in a similar way. the green moong beans are cooked in a pressure cooker. you can cook the dal in a pot or pan too. i have mentioned the details on how to cook the beans in a pan, in the notes section of the recipe card below. moong beans as well as moong lentils are my preferred choice of legumes, to make dals or khichdis as they are easy to digest and…
  • capsicum toast sandwich recipe | quick cheese capsicum toast sandwich

    dassana amit
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    capsicum toast sandwich recipe with step by step photos – quick & easy cheese capsicum toast sandwich recipe. i make these sandwiches for quick breakfast when running short on time. capsicum gives its own flavor to the sandwiches. depending on what i have, i add the other veggies like grated carrots or tomatoes. while clicking the post pictures, i have added tomatoes and onions. though you can add either and also you can add the spare carrot or beetroot which you have in the fridge. even boiled sweet corn or potatoes can be added. i have also added cheese. but you can even add…
  • coriander rice recipe, how to make coriander rice | cilantro rice

    dassana amit
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    coriander rice recipe with step by step pics – one pot and easy cilantro rice recipe. sharing another of those recipes that are a part of my everyday cooking. i make pulaos and rice based dishes often as they are easy to put together and cook quickly in a pressure cooker. i just need to pair a raita or a salad with the pulao. so kind of easy and also rice recipes go well in the tiffin box. this coriander rice recipe can also be made in a thick bottomed pot or pan. i have mentioned the pointers in the notes section of the recipe card below. usually in coriander rice, i also add the…
  • baby potato fry recipe – how to make small potato fry recipe

    dassana amit
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    baby potato fry recipe with step by step pics – homely south indian style baby potato fry recipe. i make this potato fry as a side dish with sambar or rasam. so this time again i thought of taking pics and adding the recipe. there are some recipes i make often, but have never posted them. somehow some of these recipes which i make often do not get added. what we do often or as a routine, always gets overlooked. so i have decided to add these everyday recipes too and you must have seen lately many such recipes being posted. i make this potato fry with both baby potatoes or regular…
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    Vegetarian Indian Slow Cooker

  • Fun in Kitchen with Kids: 5 Fun Recipes for Kids

    Pravina Parikh
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    It is summer and kids are off from school. So my daughter has been doing some fun food projects in kitchen with both the kids. She hasn't gotten chance to upload the pictures yet that I can share ,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Make Blueberry Lemonade: Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

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

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

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

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

  • Roasted Squash and Beet Salad Recipe

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Roasted Squash and Beet Salad Recipe by RecipeCorner Monday. Oh Monday. Why do you taunt me so. If you have the Monday blues like I do, and need something quick to put on the table, check out this Roasted Squash and Beet Salad Recipe from Recipe Corner. It’s the perfect addition to your #meatlessmonday recipe […] The post Roasted Squash and Beet Salad Recipe appeared first on YUM eating.
  • Summer Time Means Grill Time

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I can’t believe we’ve made it through half the summer. I noticed my sister-in-law posted Monday about how her kids started back to school already in AZ. Kiddo doesn’t go back until September, after the holiday. So we’ve still got a few weeks left. I’m thankful for that because that means more time for grilling. […] The post Summer Time Means Grill Time appeared first on YUM eating.
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate Banana Smoothie {giveaway}

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Happy 40th birthday to me! And, guess what? In honor of my big day, I have a giveaway for you! Most of you know I am a brand ambassador for Hamilton Beach products and they were kind enough to send me this fabulous new Wave-Action blender. Not only that, I get to give one away! […] The post Sugar-Free Chocolate Banana Smoothie {giveaway} appeared first on YUM eating.
  • Sugar-Free Fresh Peach Iced Tea

    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Summer is in full swing here in the Great Lakes state. It’s been a rainy one and a few weeks ago we had a tornado touch down right by my house. I spent majority of my life in Oklahoma, right in the middle of Tornado Alley. So, when I don’t hear sirens, I don’t tend […] The post Sugar-Free Fresh Peach Iced Tea appeared first on YUM eating.
  • Minion S’mores

    15 Jul 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Kiddo and I have been hanging out the last few days. I needed to take some time away from the website and regroup. We decided to have some girls time. Four whole days of no dad and no interruptions. I felt inspired and created a few healthy recipes while we hung out. I didn’t get […] The post Minion S’mores appeared first on YUM eating.
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Greek Leek Pie | Prasopita

    Kenton Kotsiris
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Sometimes I wish I were a kid again – you know, so I’d get summers off to do nothing but sit around playing games. I say this because Jane and I have been crazy busy working on our first eCookBook and planning out a few other special projects we have. Whoever said being creative, building...  Read More »   The post Greek Leek Pie | Prasopita appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along with us!
  • Overview Of A Greek Orthodox Wedding

    Kenton Kotsiris
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    As some of you know, Jane and I recently got married! Since our pictures came in, so we thought it would be cool to write a bit about the Greek wedding service (as Orthodox wedding in general differ) and share some photos from our wedding. The links throughout are great places to dive in and read further into the...  Read More »   The post Overview Of A Greek Orthodox Wedding appeared first on Lemon & Olives | Greek Food & Culture Blog. A food blog exploring Greek Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and creating dishes that are inspired by Greek flavors. Follow along…
  • Our First eCookbook!

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

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

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

  • Ten Food Money Saving Tips

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:19 am
    Here are some useful tips to reduce your spend on your food bill at any time of year. Read More... The post Ten Food Money Saving Tips appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Eve’s Pudding

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    Delicious, traditional apple pudding recipe - easy to make - the family will love it - sliced apples with a sponge topping. Read More... The post Eve’s Pudding appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Why Food Gets Such A Bad Wrap

    10 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Weight Loss And Food - Think you know about weight loss? Well here is a fresh approach that could get you thinking - and even losing weight! Read More... The post Why Food Gets Such A Bad Wrap appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Easy Lentil Bake

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Lentils are versatile and be used for many, tasty low cost meals. This lentil bake is easy to make and filling for a family meal. Read More... The post Easy Lentil Bake appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Lemon Mousse

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

  • COOKBOOK REVIEW: GRILL IT, BRAISE IT, BROIL IT and 9 Other Easy Techniques For Making Healthy Meals by The American Heart Association

    14 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    There are a lot of great cookbooks out there – I own a ton of them! But there hasn’t really been a cookbook more inspiring that the American Heart Associations GRILL IT, BRAISE IT, BROIL IT and 9 Other Easy Techniques For Making Healthy Meals. The cookbook has 175 recipes organized into different cooking techniques. You will find recipes to grill, braise, broil, slow cook, microwave, blend, stir-fry, stew, steam, poach, roast and bake! The bonus, this book will get you cooking! The book begins with ‘shopping smart and eating well.’ Why you should eat more nutrient rich…
  • Pretzel Chicken with Mustard Sauce

    6 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    I love pretzels. The soft ones with mustard across the top are the best. At a local mall, there is a pretzel booth that has soft ‘pizza’ pretzels – it is one of the greatest food inventions of all time! I can’t get enough of them. Even the hard pretzels are good. I’ll buy a bag of the Better Made brand (a Detroit company!) and use mustard as a dip. It’s one of my favorite late night snack foods. The other night I was planning dinner – boneless chicken breasts – and I didn’t know what to do with them. I know that there are 1,000 ways to…
  • COOKBOOK: FRANKLIN BARBECUE – A Meat Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay

    4 Jun 2015 | 5:52 am
    FRANKLIN BARBECUE: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin & Jordan Mackay My wife will be the first one to tell you that I’m not that great working the barbecue. I have mastered the hot dog but anything past that – it’s a toss-up. The whole process of barbecuing is new to me. For most of our time together, my wife and I had an apartment and couldn’t own a barbecue. Now that we have a house, I felt that I needed one just as I need a lawnmower. Cutting the grass is nothing, especially since it needs to be done at least once a week. With the barbecue, since I…
  • Inlagd Gurka – Swedish Cucumber Salad

    24 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Now that we are at the ‘unofficial start of summer’, I wanted to share with you my ‘official’ summer side item: inlagd gurka – a Swedish cucumber salad. I actual make this throughout the winter and spring months – it reminds me of summer and the events held at the Swedish club that my family is apart of. During the midsommer smorgasborg, this is one of the many side dishes served. And sometimes multiple people bring it. I’ve been conscious of what I’ve been making lately – that may be a different post – but one of the main things…
  • COOKBOOK REVIEW: FIKA: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break by Anna Brones & Johanna Kindvall

    19 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    I’ve always known that fika was special to Sweden. It was a time for those to come toegther and take a break over coffee (or tea) and enjoy a treat. And this can happen often. Sweden is the world’s top coffee consuming nation. FIKA: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall is an amazing little recipe book that covers everything you need to know about joining in fika at home. The authors start with the history of the Swedish coffee break, the importance of it, and what you need to create it at home – and that’s by making some sweet treats!
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Shrimp Pasta with Spinach Cashew Pesto

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    The last time we went shopping, they had these big, beautiful shrimp on sale. They were cleaned, cooked, and peeled… so I just couldn’t resist buying a bag of them. Seriously, when the hardest part of working with shrimp is figuring out what awesome recipe to make with them, life is pretty good. In true Allison fashion, I had not planned ahead at all for these shrimp, but I had a hankerin’ for pesto. And once I get a hankerin’, the beast needs to be fed! True pesto is made with garlic, basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and cheese (usually Parmigiano-Reggiano). But…
  • Quick Cinnamon Swirl Bread

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I enjoy making quick breads. They aren’t as time consuming as a yeast bread and you have something wonderful when you are done. I was in a baking mood the other day and was searching for a new quick bread recipe. I came across a version of the cinnamon swirl bread on Something Swanky. Reading the recipe and seeing that sour cream and oil were in it made me know that it would be moist and delicious. There is 3 different parts to making the bread; the batter, the swirl part, and the crumb topping. All the parts come together fairly easy and the ingredients are found in most pantries. The…
  • Juicing to Health Giveaway: Win a Breville Juicer

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Hey y’all! I’ve teamed up with My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life and some blogger friends to bring you and awesome Juicing to Health Giveaway with a Masticating Breville Juicer (worth $599)! If you’re the lucky winner, you can use this juicer for smoothies, fresh breakfast juice, and more. I recent fell in love with green smoothies and juice, and this juicer would be PERFECT for getting more greens into your diet in a really tasty way! This would also be prefect for the berry component of the recent Berry Beer Cooler recipe I posted. Remember how I mentioned it was annoying…
  • Katie’s Chicken Asparagus Quinoa Bake

    16 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I love when my family comes to visit! I’m about a 7-hour drive from where most of them live in Pennsylvania, so it’s a bit of a hike. BUT… at the end of the trip, at least they’re at the beach. Plus I always tempt them when really yummy food. Perks of being related to a food blogger! My cousin Katie loves asparagus (and so do I), so when her and my sister planned a trip down to Virginia, I knew I had to find a recipe that included asparagus as a main ingredient to make one night after a long day at the beach. Oh man, we had so much fun. We always do when the three of…
  • Berry Beer Coolers #SecretRecipeClub

    12 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Every month, our little group swaps blogs “Secret Santa” style and we all try out recipes from our assigned blogs. This month, we got Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen, and oh man it was hard to choose which of Kelly’s recipes to try. But then we decided to have an impromptu game night at our house, and I was put in charge of coming up with a fun cocktail… so I decided to give her Wild Blackberry Beer Cooler recipe a whirl. I mean, who doesn’t like berries in their beer? Now, her recipe used wild blackberries, as the name…
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  • Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce

    15 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    5/5 2 rates 2 ratesX Yuk! Not great Tastes okay Yum :) Delicious! 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 5/52 This is a summertime favourite for me and Laura. The smoky smell of the barbecue, the sound of cold beers opening and the company of friends; this BBQ sauce is a perfect accompaniment for all three. Whether you’d like to use the barbecue sauce as a marinade for some fish or to lather over some fresh veg – aubergines are great for this – it works perfectly. One of my favourite ways to serve up the barbecue sauce is with some thick potato wedges. If you don’t get through it all in one…
  • Surf & Surf with Dauphinoise Potatoes

    11 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    5/5 1 rate 1 rateX Yuk! Not great Tastes okay Yum :) Delicious! 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 5/51 Both Laura and I love tuna steak. It’s really simple to cook and has so much flavour that you don’t need to do much to it for it to taste great. To add a little crunch to the dish, one large tiger prawn with it’s shell on will do the trick. If you’re planning a barbecue then I’d highly recommend the tuna and prawn combo! If you’re not a huge fan of dauphinoise potatoes or you just want a slightly healthier version then you can swap this for a side salad or some fresh cous…
  • Organic Caprese Pasta Salad

    8 Jul 2015 | 3:33 am
    4.8/5 4 rates 4 ratesX Yuk! Not great Tastes okay Yum :) Delicious! 0% 0% 0% 25% 75% 4.8/54 There’s nothing like a fresh Italian salad on a hot summer’s day. This caprese salad with fresh penne pasta is light, fresh and perfect as a lunchtime snack. Not only that but it’ll last for 2-3 days in the fridge; a quick squeeze of lemon can freshen it up after a few days too. The other great thing about this recipe is that it will take you a maximum of 10 minutes to prepare and cook. The pasta is the only part that you have to cook and it’s usually ready within a couple of…
  • Conchiglie Prawn Pasta

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    5/5 2 rates 2 ratesX Yuk! Not great Tastes okay Yum :) Delicious! 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 5/52 Conchiglie has to be one of my favourite forms of pasta. You can pick it up at most supermarkets and it comes in lots of different sizes – the bigger the better for me. If you come across the really large conchiglie shells then you can even fill them and serve them like an open tortellini. Either way, they’re delicious and have a great texture to them. This recipe is a particularly easy one to pull off. It’s ideal for those nights you get back late from work and don’t feel like…
  • Coconut Prawn Curry

    4 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    5/5 3 rates 3 ratesX Yuk! Not great Tastes okay Yum :) Delicious! 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 5/53 This meal was a staple part of my diet when Laura and I were travelling across Thailand. This means that for me, it’s not only a great tasty meal but it’s also filled with nostalgia. As we’re moving closer to winter now, this is a great warming dish and you can add more chilli if you’d like it to have more of a kick – it’s already got a fair kick so be careful! Coconut Prawn Curry Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Serves: 2 peopleServing…
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    RasoiMenu - A Foodie Blog

  • Apple Pie Punch Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    A delicious apple pie punch recipe which is perfect rec […] The post Apple Pie Punch Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Pina Colada Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Pina Colada is a creamy, refreshing summer mocktail rec […] The post Pina Colada Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Kele Ke Kofte Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Kele Ke Kofte is an interesting recipe as it is made wi […] The post Kele Ke Kofte Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Sev Khamani Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Sev-Khamani or Amiri Khaman is a famous Gujarati Cuisin […] The post Sev Khamani Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Kaddu Ki Sabji Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    Kaddu Ki Sabji, it is one of the most delicious dish ma […] The post Kaddu Ki Sabji Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
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  • Are Fresh Chickpeas Overrated?

    Sarah Jampel
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I thought I would fall in love with fresh chickpeas—but I was wrong. The produce that we only ever see at the farmers market—the weird stuff that makes us slow down, trip on that person Instagramming tomatoes, and take a second look—exudes a magical aura. It's a well-known phenomenon that microscopic fairies flutter near the fiddleheads, chanting in your ears: "They must be good! They're almost gone! You must buy them, eat them, and rave about them—immediately!"  Earlier this spring, restaurateur Danny Meyer and food…
  • How Tomatoes Drop the Mic

    Phyllis Grant
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    A summer tomato tart that pulls out all the stops from Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella.  Loving our sons is easy. I get there ten minutes early to secure seats. It has to work. They spend the day stumbling on sidewalk cracks and bubbling with goofy unconditional love.  There is always a reason we can’t get together. We can almost see them growing in their sleep. A dying father, sick kids, a deadline. But our daughters just want to quietly close their bedroom doors, moving away from any sense of family, escaping into devices and daydreams and vlogs. A forgotten email thread,…
  • 10 (Mostly) No-Cook Meals to Eat Cold on Hot Nights

    Caroline Lange
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    It's hard to be a cook, or to enjoy cooking, when it's this hot outside. (Do ice pops for dinner count as "eating seasonally"? Please?) For days when every fan is pointed directly at you and the last thing you want to be doing is making dinner, don't look too hard at the thermometer—is it 80°? 90°? Just pour yourself something tall and icy and make one of these 10 cold, (mostly) no-cook meals. Is it in the 80s? Cold Sauce by Roxanne DeRosa   Cold Vegetable and Noodle Salad with Ponzu Dressing by Sarah Jampel   Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash,…
  • Winner of Your Best Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    A big congratulations to EmilyC, whose Roasted Cherry Sorbet was voted Your Best Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert. We partnered with Califia Farms for this contest—and they're giving the lucky winner a Vitamix. This week, EmilyC's Roasted Cherry Sorbet won the contest for Your Best Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts! Winning one of our recipe contests is nothing to sniff at—but this most recent win is EmilyC's eighth title. In addition to the fame and glory that comes from being a contest winner, EmilyC will also receive a Vitamix from…
  • 5 Ways to Hit Your Hot Dogs out of the Park

    Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today: Take your dogs from hot to haute.  We're not trying to dethrone ketchup and mustard here, but hot dogs could use a little revamping. The cheap eat is no longer relegated to ballpark fare: Hot dogs are worthy of any backyard barbecue or dinner party, so here are 5 ways to add a little haute to your dogs: 1. Get your toppings grilling.  If you're already grilling hot dogs, it's only logical to grill the toppings, too; it adds a superior smoky depth that standard condiments just can't reach. Try grilling slices of avocado and onions, or grill ears…
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    Behind The Blue » Recipes

  • Sandra Lee’s Key Lime Starita

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Pretend like you’re visiting our home state and s […] The post Sandra Lee’s Key Lime Starita appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Watermelon Refresher

    Ashleigh Evans
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    Nothing says summer like coconut and watermelon! Have y […] The post Watermelon Refresher appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Budget-Friendly Cookout: Chicken Fajita Kabobs

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

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

    Lynette Rice
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Sometimes all it takes for me to eat healthy is a great […] The post Healthy Spicy Shrimp appeared first on Behind The Blue.
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    Taste Chronicles

  • Minty Cilantro Chicken Kebabs

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I have been thinking about getting a George Foreman grill a lot lately. I am attracted to the idea of grilling veggies, kebabs, chicken, just about anything. Paninis for lunch? Sure can do! Just think about it - marinate the meat and then fuggedabouddit. When ready, stick it on the grill and you're done!Then why haven't I gone and got one already? Should I really buy yet another kitchen gadget that I may realistically only use a couple of times? You know what I am talking about! You see a a new kitchen appliance and it seems to be radiating a glow and all of a sudden the angels start singing.
  • New England Style Seafood Chowder

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Cold nights = Hot soup. It is a no brainer. Now, I understand that most of you are in the northern hemisphere wondering what in the world I am talking about in the middle of July. Save this one for when winter rolls in, okay? It took me three tries before I finally got this recipe perfected so I have been eating a lot of seafood chowder lately. It is just so hearty on a cold winter night. I do try to get a bit of swim in every now and again to justify such excessive chowder consumption.I know a lot of of you will turn your nose down upon my use of frozen seafood marinara mix here. It…
  • Butter Chicken

    9 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I feel like I am a bad Indian, posting a butter chicken recipe. Usually, I am the one dissing my friends who order it in restaurants. (Is 'dissing' a word now? Because I was totally expecting it to come up with a wiggly red line underneath.) But in my defense, the butter chicken you get in most restaurants are chicken pieces in ketchup and spices. So, yes, I nag my friends. Wouldn't you? If you saw them making a mistake? We do it because we're good people.I posted my butter chicken recipe a while ago but I felt like the recipe needed a revamp. With real butter. We're going to give our…
  • Shrimp Diablo with Mexican Rice and Homemade Refried Beans

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I am not in Florida anymore. I can't just drive down to El Jalesco #5 (I love saying the name) and order my favorite mexican meals for less than $15 and then proceed to to stuff myself on chips and salsa. You don't know what you're missing New Zealand! No, that stuff you get at Mexicali does not count. As a side note, the last time I went to Mexicali in Auckland for a quick bite, I counted 5 tortilla chips on my plate. Five. Cinco. Not cool, Mexicali. Not cool. So what do I do when I crave me a mexican fiesta? I cook some of course!Shrimp Diablo roughly translates to 'happiness'. Ok fine, it…
  • Bengali Shorshe Bata Maach - Mustard Fish

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

  • Grilled Lamb Chops

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’ve been super busy lately taking a technical writing course online. My husband has been a lifesaver when it comes to dinner! He’ll grill absolutely anything anytime! I picked up a frenched lamb rack from Trader Joe’s, seasoned it up and he tossed it on the grill. Dinner was ready in minutes! Grilled Lamb Chops   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Tekesha @ EatMoreFoodProject Serves: 2 Ingredients Rack of lamb, cut into chops 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp Salt 1 tbsp Dried Crushed Rosemary 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped 1 tbsp Fresh…
  • Tuscan Chicken with Zoodles

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

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

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

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

  • Italian Recipes-Great Chicago Italian Recipes and Cooking

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Enjoy the many Italian recipes Chicago has to offer. This is a culinary adventure. An adventure of discovery
  • Filet Mignon with Brandy, Cream and Peppercorns

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Delicious filet mignon topper with a brandy cream and peppercorn sauce.
  • Turkey Piccata

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    Turkey Piccata is a flavorful dish with about 4 grams of fat. The lemony flavor of the sauce, made with capers, gives this dish a rich taste without all the calories.
  • Shut Up and Mangia Newsletter

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    MANGIA E STATTI ZITTO If you like my site then you'll love getting "Shut Up and Mangia!", your personal copy of my free newsletter. This saying has lasted for generations in many Italian homes. A favorite among Parents and Grandparents everywhere. My Grandmother used to say "Mangia e statti zitto!". My mother used to say "Shut up and mangia! and I simply say "Shut up and eat!. They all work very well well when it's time for dinner.
  • Farfalle with Chicken

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Farfalle with Chicken is another family favorite. A quick and easy meal that everyone will enjoy. Of course like any dish, fresh ingredients are the secret to the delicious flavor.
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    Harriet Emily


    Harriet Emily
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    Growing up, cherry bakewell was always my favourite flavoured dessert. I’ve enjoyed this flavour in cake form, tart form and even in the form of fudge. No matter which form it came in, it was this beautiful dessert that enabled me to discover the magical combination of almonds and cherries. Usually, this dessert is made using a combination of ground almonds, almond extract, cherries and cherry jam, which give the cherry bakewell a uniquely sweet and fruity flavour. Out of these, it’s the almond extract that’s my favourite. It creates such a lovely, aromatic smell and a…

    Harriet Emily
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    After a couple weeks of eating a lot of cake, I knew that a few days of healthy eating filled with lots of green vegetables was definitely in order. After all, I have quite a few more dessert recipes coming up, and I don’t want to end up physically turning into a cake. So, when I’m in dessert overload and want to detox, one of my favourite ways to rebuild that healthy feeling inside of me is to make a load of green smoothies. When I make these drinks, I like to add lots of different ingredients and get a really good mixture of nutrients and vitamins etc. This smoothie is…

    Harriet Emily
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    Okay okay okay, I know. MORE chocolate. I just can’t help it. I live, eat, breath, sleep, dream chocolate. It’s definitely my ‘thing’, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon! I eat something chocolate based every day, and over the past week or so I’ve definitely had my fair share of chocolatey goodness.. (one day I even ate three of these cupcakes in a row after breakfast… Oops). I first made this recipe as an adaption of my ‘Mocha Muffin for One‘ recipe. Last weekend I was attending a special day for the People4Ponies charity,…

    Harriet Emily
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Recently, I teamed up with RawSpiceBar to try some of their freshly ground spice mixes. Every month, they supply their customers with 3-4 varieties of spice mixes centred around a specific theme. They offer a subscription service, so if you sign up, then you’ll receive a delicious selection of spices straight to your door every month! It’s such a great idea! This month, I received spices that were all inspired by Memphis. Now, I’ve never been to Memphis before, but if the food is as good as the flavours in my spice box, then I’ll be on the next plane over for a…

    Harriet Emily
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Recently, I teamed up with the amazing company, Graham & Brown to become  one of their brand ambassadors. I was so excited for this opportunity, as I love their products. They create the most beautiful homeware and home decorating materials, so becoming an ambassador for their brand was such a dream come true! From wallpaper, to paint or cushions, they offer the most stunning variety of things. As an artist, I’m always looking for new materials to create artwork with, and see how many ways I can expand and evolve my art. So, as I searched through their products and read through…
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    Yummy Indian Kitchen - Indian Food Recipes - Indian Vegetarian Recipes - Indian Non Veg Recipes - Indian Cooking

  • Yum My Recipes

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    Hello and a warm welcome to everyone!!! I am glad to announce you that I am now on the website and you can now view my recipes from this website. My publisher page is on yummly and to view my page click here and all my recipes can be viewed here. I request all my viewers to yum my recipes as much as you can so that they would occur on the yummly page and get more exposure to my recipes. You can yum my recipes from the social sharing buttons at the bottom of the post. Yummly is a major site for showcasing thousands of recipes and I suggest you all to join yummly and bring more…
  • Sheer Khurma Recipe, How To Make Sheer Khurma | Sheer Korma

    26 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Sheer Khurma Recipe is an Eid special sweet. Sheer Khurma literally  means “milk with dates” in Urdu and is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims all across the world.              It is a traditional Muslim dessert for celebrations. ‘Sheer’  is Persian for milk and ‘Khurma’  is Persian for dates. This dish is made from dried dates.                          The sheer khurma sweet contains lots of milk, dry fruits and the main ingredient in the sheer khurma recipe is Seviyan which is an urdu term for vermicelli. The…
  • Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe, How To Make Ginger Garlic Paste at Home

    19 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Ginger Garlic Paste recipe idea crossed my mind when I decided to start  “how to” series as this series is essential for every Indian Household or any family and this is my first post on how to do basic kitchen cooking stuff. Every kitchen definitely has all the basic ingredients and those are daily spices or curd, pickles or powders or any homemade stuff which we use in everyday cooking mainly in every non vegetarian recipe and few vegetarian recipes and cooking is definitely not possible without those ingredients. Today I have come up with an idea of sharing ginger garlic paste…
  • Gongura Mutton Recipe Andhra Style Curry | Ambada Gosht

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Gongura Mutton recipe is made with ‘gongura leaves’ and mutton. Gongura is a telugu term for ‘sorrel leaves’ in english. Gongura mutton curry is a mouthwatering recipe which is a South Indian Cuisine mainly it hails from the andhra region of Andhra Pradesh. It is like one of the most popular recipes in andhra. The recipe gives a different and unusual taste to the mutton as the gongura leaves or sorrel leaves have tangy taste. But adding the right amount of gongura or sorrel leaves would lessen the tangy flavor and gives the perfect taste if the ingredients are added…
  • Egg Pakoda Recipe, Egg Pakora Recipe, Egg Bonda

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    Egg pakoda recipe is yet another pakoda or fritters recipe with egg as a stuffing inside the batter of besan or chick pea flour batter. Egg pakoda recipe can also be called as egg bonda or anda bonda or anda pakora. Egg pakoda recipe or egg fritters is another variation of different pakodas made with different stuffings. We all love to eat pakodas but it gets boring to eat the same kind of pakoda all the time. Therefore, it is a great idea to try out various fritters and enjoy their taste with any chutney or sauce or ketchup. Egg pakoda recipe of mine comes with egg stuffing inside the…
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    Natural Chow

  • Double Chocolate Coconut Granola

    Margaret Anne
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Get double the chocolaty goodness in every bite with this easy-to-make healthy double chocolate coconut granola! With its intense chocolate flavor and light coconut notes, you’d never think this indulgent granola was good for you. I think I might be obsessed with the idea of chocolate granola. Or maybe I’m just obsessed with chocolate and I’d go to any lengths to make sure it shows up in my breakfast. Probably the latter.  But who wouldn’t want chocolate for breakfast? Especially in the form of healthy, delicious granola that you can feel good about eating. A crazy…
  • Mint Chocolate Almond Energy Bites

    Margaret Anne
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    These mint chocolate almond energy bites are a great way to refuel after a long day at work or an intense workout. Bursting with mint chocolate flavor and naturally sweetened, you’re sure to love this raw, indulgent treat! Can I be honest? I used to think that energy bites took FOREVER to make. But once I got finished making the first batch, I was wowed at how quickly I was able to put it all together. Of course, if you don’t have a food processor, it might take a couple of hours to get these mint chocolate almond energy bites juuuuuust right. Anywho, if you like the mint +…
  • Triple Berry Coconut Acai Bowl

    Margaret Anne
    11 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    This beautiful, colorful, fruity triple berry coconut acai bowl is the perfect way to start your day! It’s vegan, healthy, and it has freeze-dried acai powder in it, a superfood loaded with antioxidants and essential amino acids. Working out is tough. I’ve been trying to get more fit lately and having a post-workout is crucial for me. I hop in the shower, get dressed for the day, and then make a refreshing smoothie, or in this case, an acai bowl. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it’s also SO delicious. There’s nothing like cooling down and refueling after a…
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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

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

    C. McCord
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    When we were on vacation at farm camp in New York this summer, my hankering for Greek food hit an all time high. My poor children have been dragged through all of my pregnancy food needs for the past few months and it’s been exciting and interesting to see what they’ve enjoyed most. International food has been at an all time high on my list of food cravings and Greek right at the very top. I love anything grilled, crunchy or briny, so Greek cuisine makes a ton of sense. When we go out Chloe and I always order a double portion of grilled octopus, Kenya a meze platter with hummus, baba…
  • Superfood Salad Video

    C. McCord
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Now that I’m coming close to the end of my pregnancy I can look back at all of the foods I can’t seem to live without and have had endless cravings for on a daily basis. For the most part just keeping up with two kids and life it’s been about planning ahead as much as possible to get as many nutrients in my body as possible. If baby #3 has wanted anything, though, it’s a lot of salmon! I assume it’s all of the omega 3 fatty acids my body has been requiring which is essential as they’re a building block for babies brains. To mix it up every week I’ve made Maple Soy Salmon, Simple…
  • Veggie Burgers Video

    C. McCord
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Every since Kenya declared that he was a vegetarian months ago I’ve had to retool our meals a bit. Luckily our family loves vegetarian food as both my husband and I have been vegan or vegetarian at some point in our adulthood, but it’s interesting watching the mind of an 8 year old who’s try commited to this lifestyle at such a young age. Even when we were on vacation a few weeks and I went to squash a horse fly he protested and made me give him the fly swatter. He’s never been a huge meat lover, but now he’s become an animal activist on top of it. It’s actually adorable to watch.
  • Modern Home Ec

    C. McCord
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    This week I’m launching a new video series I couldn’t be more excited about with the Design Network called Modern Home Ec. Each week will be a new short video where you get to learn everything from how to changing air filters, filling all the holes in the walls from where I’ve been hanging pictures to getting the toughest stains out of counter tops. I’ve always loved being in school and learning. Whether it was grade school, high school, culinary school or taking writing or pottery classes I’ve always felt like a sponge for picking up hobbies or new found talents that I’ve…
  • Pregnancy Parfaits Video

    C. McCord
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    We just got back from an almost one month much needed family vacation which included visiting the Turks and Caicos. As much as we wanted to travel abroad and do something more adventurous, my midwife and doctor just weren’t having it as I’m over 8 months along in my pregnancy. A beach vacation wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for or planned on, but when I tell you I was in absolute heaven being in the Caribbean, I really mean it. I left Los Angeles right when school got out hobbling everywhere from horrific sciatica in my back and hips. Even after twice weekly chiropractic and…
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    My Real Food Family

  • Mexican Chopped Salad With Shrimp and Honey Lime Dressing

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve really been craving a nice summer salad recently and started browsing Pinterest for some inspiration.  I kept gravitating toward salads with shrimp and avocado.  And since my family loves Mexican food, I knew as soon as I saw this post from Dana at, my search was over.  I just love that my blogging friends love the same foods that I do! Hi there!  My name is Dana Ewing.  I am a wife and a mom to two boys, ages 4 and 7.  Almost four years ago we started eliminating processed food and switched over to a {mostly} real food diet. You can find me blogging…
  • 5 Tips to Help You Succeed at Clean Eating

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    In the processed world we live in, it can be challenging to eat a clean and healthy diet.  Clean eating is a great way to help you maintain your weight or lose weight and feel great!  I hear a lot of excuses about why some people aren’t willing to even try.  So today, I’m going to share 5 tips that can help you succeed at clean eating. 1.  Understanding what clean eating means.  There are many definitions about what clean eating really is but don’t get too caught up in some of the stricter definitions.  A good general rule is to eat as close to nature as possible.
  • Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I need to preface this post by saying that this is NOT a healthy, real food recipe.  You might have guessed that from the Chocolate Lava Cake title. Yeah, I know that’s what I promote and blog about but, if you’ve read some of my other posts, you’ll know that I encourage the 80/20 rule of clean eating.  That’s what’s most realistic for most people.  In my own life, I try to get closer to 90/10 clean eating and allow some indulgences.  This is one of those times.  I wanted to make a healthier version of it but my kids weren’t having any of that so…
  • Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

    16 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll know that my family loves all things salsa, taco, and Tex Mex in general.  We could eat it almost every day!  Last week, we made these fajita street tacos and that made the meat-eaters happy.  So I though I’d try out a vegetarian taco option.  Because I love the taste of sweet potato with avocado above all else, this was a no-brainer for me.  I needed sweet potato tacos in my life but didn’t know it.  Now I’m a little sad that I’ve missed out on eating so many of these over my life but I have every intention of…
  • Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Mini Muffins

    14 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerRealMedleys #CollectiveBias Sometimes there are things that I look back on as a parent and wondered what I was thinking.  There are definitely some questionable parenting decisions that were made over those years.  One of those was feeding my kids mini muffins for breakfast.  You know the kind I’m talking about, right?  They were really expensive and came in those super convenient packs so I could just hand my kids a little bag of them to eat on the way to school.
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    The Kitchen Invader

  • Chili con Carne

    11 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
      A great dish for the rainy days is something warm and spicy like chili con carne. This dish is simple, but very hearty and comforting. We’ve been craving for it for a long time, so my sister took charge of the kitchen in the afternoon and whip up this spicy chili con carne for dinner. Here’s our recipe… Ingredients: 300 grams ground beef 250 grams canned red beans (cooked; in plain, unsalted broth), drained 1 small pack tomato paste 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 med. onion, finely chopped 2-3 red, ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 tbsp. cooking oil salt to taste 1 pack…
  • Yang Chow Fried Rice

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Rice is a staple in the Filipino kitchen and dining table. It is our main source of carbohydrates and it’s always partnered with a viand to complete a day’s meal. Filipino cooks turn to tasty and inexpensive ingredients to make this staple more delicious and appealing. Typically, if it’s left-over rice, there’s always a variety of fried rice that can be concocted in the kitchen. One of our favorites to cook and eat at home is Yang Chow fried rice. Here’s how to cook it… Ingredients: leftover rice ( 3-4 measuring cups, grains separated) 2-3 pcs. diced…
  • Penne with Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

    9 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    We love pasta with tomato sauce – name it and we’ll enjoy cooking and eating it. My sister’s the pasta diva in this house ‘coz she loves cooking them Italian style. In general, Filipinos love pasta. But with the sweeter version of tomato or tomato and meat sauce. So, you if you want to try this recipe, you can turn it into your own version – whether you like it a little sweeter, especially if you have kids, or Italian style with oregano or basil in the tomato sauce. Ingredients: 1 kg penne, cooked according to package directions tomato sauce: 2 large cans diced…
  • A Guide To Cooking With Herbs

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Trying out different cuisines call for different flavorings, and herbs are great for this cooking adventure. You don’t need lots of them in your kitchen garden. A few of them will do if you’re just starting out. Here’s  A Guide To Cooking With Herbs infographic to help you select the herbs you’re most likely to cook with.    
  • Morcon Recipe

    1 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    freshly cooked morcon topped with sauce Morcon is always a staple during the holidays and special occasions like fiestas and weddings. At home, we usually have morcon during the holiday season and we cook it for the entire family (dad’s side). Each of my dad’s siblings have their share of the this dish, and the best way to do it is to shop and cook in one place (usually my grandma’s house). Here’s our morcon recipe and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Ingredients: Lean beef, thinly sliced and butterflied Pork fat, sliced into strips Pork liver, sliced into strips…
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    The Tastes of India

  • Hyderabadi Dum Egg Biryani – How To Make Dum Biryani in a Restaurant Style

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    Hyderabadi Dum Biryani is a mixture of original Andhra cuisine and Hyderabadi cuisine, having Mughlai influence. And the reason why it is called dum biryani is because it is cooked on low heat (dum) to get all flavors out from the spices. This is not a traditional style of making Dum Biryani. Because of logistical problems like using handi etc, I have simplified it in this recipe by using the pressure cooker. Biryani is considered to be a dish of Indian origin, more prominently considered to be dish of the Nizam (Ruler of the state of Deccan). South India has more varieties of biryani than…
  • Tangy Tomato Curry Recipe

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    A couple of days back I was faced with a very tricky situation. My father-in-law was on an Ayurvedic medicine and he was asked to avoid lentils, potatoes and grams. 2 other members had some stomach problems and were hence asked to avoid dals. And here I was who had to cook something for the day. You are faced with these kind of situations a lot of times and the biggest challenge in front of us during such times is to cook something tasty and still ensure that we are not using any of these prohibited items. It was this challenge that pushed me to look for alternatives and I ended up on…
  • Adai Dosa Recipe – Indian Lentil Crepes

    19 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    For me one of the most difficult part of cooking is the breakfast. Everybody has a different choice and something that is liked by half of my family members is not the favorite of the other half. Add to it the fact that every morning breakfast is a plan made in the hurry-burry that you just cannot avoid, and you have a complete recipe for disaster.   It is this challenge to cook something tasty, something that everybody loves and something that is quick that makes way for most of my experiments. Adai dosa recipe is a protien rich breakfast recipe, which comprises of different dals and rice.
  • Peanut Chutney

    14 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Something that I always liked at Domino’s and KFC was the “DIPS” that you would get with their snacks and meals. And maybe that is why I like Peanut Chutney because it looks very similar to these DIPs. Okay, to be frank, Peanut Chutney was my substitute for Coconut chutney, because of all the difficulty in making coconut chutney like grating, grinding etc. In fact I hated the grating part and hence avoided it whenever possible. But as luck would have it, I got married into the South Indian family (Of course, it was my choice and no complains about it.. lol) where Coconut was the first…
  • Kerala Kadala Curry – Coconut Black Chickpea Curry

    12 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The recipe that I am going to share today is another South Indian dish called Kerala Kadala Curry . One of the key ingredients in this curry like most other Kerala curries is coconut which is the primary component of the masala paste used in this curry. And the best part about this curry is that it goes well with idiappam (Nool-puttu), Idli, Puttu, Appam and even Plain dosa.This is a preferred curry in most Kerala hotels for the vegetarians. This curry reminds me of the chana-bhature that we used to get in the Shanichari Bazaar (Saturday Market) in Delhi. Not that it has the same taste but…
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    Good Cake Food

  • Hummingbird Cake Recipe

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Hummingbird cake is moist, rich, and decadent. easy and delicious. In spite of the number of ingredients it requires, it is fairly straightforward and easy to make. On a note of trivia, many say it is called hummingbird cake due to its sweetness. It is a great recipe for birthdays or get together. usually make on weekends.IngredientsFor the Cakes:3 cups of all purpose flour2 cups of brown sugar1 tsp of baking soda1 tsp of salt1 tsp of cinnamon1/2 tsp of nutmeg1 tsp of salt3 eggs1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil1 can of crushed pineapples (8 oz)2 cups of mashed bananas1 cup of crushed walnutsFor the…
  • Queen apple cake

    22 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Ingredients2 large eggs1 3/4 cups of granulated sugar2 tsp of cinnamon1/2 cup of vegetable oil6 medium size Fuji apples2 cups of all purpose flour2 tsp of baking sodaMethodAdd the flour and baking soda to a mixing bowl. Whisk until they are well combined.In a separate bowl, add the sugar, cinnamon, vegetable oil, and the eggs. Whisk until everything is well incorporated.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.Peel the apples one at a time and cut them into quarters. Remove the core. Slice them into thinner wedges and put them into the sugar mixture immediately so they don’t brown.Add half the…
  • Mango Cheesecake Recipe

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    IngredientsFor the Crust:1 cup of graham crackers, crushed4 tbs of melted butter3 tbsp of brown sugarFor the Filling:1 pack (8 oz) Philadelphia cream cheese at room temperature3/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar3/4 tsp of vanilla extract3 mangoes for the filling + 1 mango for the topping1 tbsp of unflavored gelatin2 tbsp of warm water200 ml of heavy whipping creamMethodCrush the graham crackers using a blunt object, blender, or food processor.Add them to a mixing bowl. Put the butter and the sugar in and mix until everything is well combined. It should resemble a wet, sandy mixture.Add the…
  • Key Lime Pie Recipe

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    IngredientsFor the Crust:1¼ cups of crushed Graham Crackers4 tbsp of melted butter⅓ cup of brown sugarFor the Filling:2 14 oz cans of sweetened condensed milk⅔ cup of key lime juice or regular lime juice2 eggsMethodPreheat your oven to 350 degrees F (177 C.).Add the Graham crackers, sugar, and butter to a mixing bowl. Using a spatula, mix until they are well combined and a wet, sandy mixture forms. Add the mixture to a 9 inch pie pan. Using a spatula once again, press it down and spread it out until a pie shell forms. Bake the Graham crust pie shell in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Lemon Bars Recipe

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    IngredientsFor the Base:2/3 cup of melted butter1/3 cup of white sugar1 1/2 cup of all purpose flourFor the Topping:3 eggs1 cup of white sugar2 1/2 tbsp of all purpose flourJuice from 2 lemonsMethodHeat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, add the ingredients for the base.Mix until they are well combined.Spray an 8 by 8 baking dish with baking spray and add the contents of the mixture in.Using your fingers or a spatula, smooth it out so you get a level, even distribution. Place it in the oven and bake it for about 20 minutes until it’s golden and firm. In a separate bowl, add…
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    Bread & With It

  • Baked Eggs on Spinach

    Laurel Blow
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    After a beautiful and productive summer, I join you once again for a food-a-licious blog post. This summer we traveled, family visited, we swam, biked, ran, played, laughed, cried and bonded to our heart’s content. With all these beautiful memories we made, the one thing that I know, for sure, helped me survive the rushed mornings and … Continue reading Baked Eggs on Spinach → The post Baked Eggs on Spinach appeared first on Bread & With It.
  • 6-21-2015

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

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

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

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

  • Jam & Lemonade… & Slow Living Puglia

    Claudia Rinaldi
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    A Slow Living beach vacation and a trick to pimp up your lemonade. - una vacanza marina all'insegna dello Slow Living & un trucchetto per ravvivare la Limonata! The post Jam & Lemonade… & Slow Living Puglia appeared first on Gourmet Project.
  • Summer Warriors: The Chai Tea Popsicles

    Claudia Rinaldi
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    These are the warriors that will save our lazy summer afteroons from overheating. Slurp on Chia Tea Popsicles, grab your Lonely Planet and smile: Summer holidays are almost here! The post Summer Warriors: The Chai Tea Popsicles appeared first on Gourmet Project.
  • Iced Tea Brewing 3 ways and a Tea Love Story

    Claudia Rinaldi
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:50 am
    tried and documented: 3 ways for Iced Tea Brewing! - provate e documentate: The post Iced Tea Brewing 3 ways and a Tea Love Story appeared first on Gourmet Project.
  • Friggitelli Peppers & Chicken Skewers + the Colosseum

    Claudia Rinaldi
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:40 am
    To celebrate that I finally visited the Colosseum I made friggitelli green peppers & chicken skewers. Grilled & delicious. - Per festeggiare la mia visita all'interno del Colosseo (finalmente! The post Friggitelli Peppers & Chicken Skewers + the Colosseum appeared first on Gourmet Project.
  • Prawn Skewers with Maracuja Vinaigrette

    Claudia Rinaldi
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    Delicious prawn skewers, grilled, then seasoned with a passion fruit vinaigrette. - Deliziosi spiedini di gamberoni, grigliati e conditi con una vinaigrette al frutto della passione. The post Prawn Skewers with Maracuja Vinaigrette appeared first on Gourmet Project.
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    The Yummy Lounge

  • Punjabi Rajma Masala | North Indian Restaurant Style Rajma Recipe

    The Yummy Lounge
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Rajma Masala - Kidney Bean Recipe              Rajma is a traditional North Indian – Punjabi Cuisine RecipeRajma is just red kidney bean curry. Mostly it is served with cooked rice. So it is also known as Rajma Chawal. It is healthy, spicy and yummy one pot meal.                Rajma means kidney bean. This Rajma recipeis made from red kidney beans, onion, tomato, and some spices. This is very easy to make spicy recipe. It is also known as Rajma Masala. There are so many types…
  • Braided Pizza Recipe | Homemade Braided Pizza and Braided Pizza Loaf Dough Recipe

    The Yummy Lounge
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:24 am
    Braided Pizza               Braided Pizza is one type of variation of pizza. It is very easy to make, delicious, fun for kids, perfect for parties, starter, snacks or for meal as well. This is Homemade Braided Pizza Recipe. It looks very beautiful and inviting. Every time you can get appreciation from your family.                Braided Pizza is like stuffed pizza. This Braided Pizza is stuffed with onion, tomato, capsicum. Braided Pizza Loaf Dough Recipe is also very easy to…
  • Masala Dosa Recipe | How To Make Masala Dosa Potato Filling and Masala Dosa Batter Recipe

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

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

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

  • Lasooni Dal Tadka Recipe Indian Style How to prepare

    25 Jul 2015 | 11:58 pm
       Hi friends good after noon to all... Today recipe is one simple and easy to make Lasuni Dal... Very easy to prepare this tasty recipe... India is a land of diversities, which is well portrayed in its culture and cuisine. A land where taste changes at every 100 kms. Hence, it has a wide spectrum of food. Here we bring you an authentic Lasuni Dal Tadka Recipe from India that’s not only quick but, can be easily made at home. The Lasuni Dal Tadka recipe we listed below is most basic of Indian recipes also one of the tastiest! Trying this Lasuni Dal Tadka recipe at home is an easy…
  • Stuffed Soya Bread Rolls Recipe How to Prepare

    25 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
            Hi friends, I am back to work... After marriage now am free to start my work again here... I am really so happy to share my recipe again here to all  my friends and my blogger friends... After marriage this is my first post here... am so happy to share... Actually my husband likes tradition recipes only... now he will eat my special recipes also... :) Today I will share one different snack item "Soya bread rolls" its very easy to prepare... Its a healthy and tasty recipe.. Stuffed Bread are our favorite snack cum breakfast. I tried so many stuffing with bread.
  • Palak Rice Recipe How to Prepare Andhra Style

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

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

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

  • San Francisco Date Night :: Omakase Sushi

    Kelly Egan
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Pat and I are always looking for a great date night place to splurge on for a special occasion. We absolutely love Japanese food and dream about someday take a trip there. Until then, we’ve found the next best thing – the omakase tasting menu at the new Omakase restaurant in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. Omakase’s head chef, Jackson Yu, has been preparing sushi since he was a teenager and it was amazing to watch a master of his craft prepare the dishes in front of us. Omakase offers three fixed price tasting menus. The quality of the fish is incredible –…
  • How to Taste Wine Like a Pro + Video Tutorial!

    Kelly Egan
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Even though it shouldn’t be, learning how to taste wine can be pretty intimidating. It seems like there are so many steps and so many things to think about! I remember when I was first learning how to taste wine I would try to do the wine tasting steps like the people I was with, but I didn’t really know why I was doing them. I thought it would be fun to break down wine tasting into just a few easy steps, and also talk through why each step is important. I also made a video on how to taste wine like a pro to go with the post so you can see just how to do each step! Click through…
  • Chickpea Deli Salad from the Sprouted Kitchen

    Kelly Egan
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    An easy and healthy recipe for vegan or vegetarian chickpea deli salad from the new the Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon cookbook. Makes a great main dish, picnic dish or dish to pass. Simple and inspired whole foods recipes to savor and share. That’s the tagline of the new Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon cookbook, and I’m so into it. As a longtime reader of the Sprouted Kitchen blog, I’ve made many of their delicious healthy recipes. I was so thrilled to find out Sara and Hugh were coming out with a second cookbook and even happier to get my hands on a copy to review. As I…
  • DIY Gold Leaf Thank You Notes

    Kelly Egan
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    DIY gold foil notes will make your message so much sweeter! The gold leaf words can easily be customized with your message. Hooray for handmade cards! They are something I enjoy doing and even more enjoy sending. It seems like everything is digital and online these days, which makes receiving a snail mail note that more special. There are obvious reasons to send a thank you card, like a bridal shower or a birthday, but I think the best ones are complete unexpected. “Thanks for the ride home the other night.” or “Thanks for letting me borrow a dress for that…
  • Philadelphia Foodie Guide

    Kelly Egan
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    When I found out that I would have to spend two weeks in Philadelphia for work, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was in Philadelphia in middle school to check out the classics like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but I honestly didn’t know much about the city beyond the tourist stuff. My first inciling as to what a treat I was in for was how excited people who previously lived in Philly got when I told them I was headed there. They had lists of restaurants I needed to check out, ice cream I needed to eat and places to go to grab a drink. And these are people who are…
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    Rainstorms and Love Notes

  • We’re Moving Back When? (Part 2)

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is the second post in a series written by my husband, TJ, about our house flood experience. Here’s part 1, if you missed it!   Just a note: some of this post might seem a little all over the place, but I want to make sure we can look back on all the little details from this process at some point in the future. So, now we’ve visited the house and gotten a company called Builder Services to start with a lot of work.  They had a team boxing up and moving our stuff out of the house, a team taking pictures and recording the damage levels, and a deconstruction team that over the…
  • We’re Moving Back When? (Part 1)

    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    As you might remember, TJ and I had a house flood back on Christmas Eve. It was one of the most frustrating, scary, trying times of our lives, and I couldn’t be happier that it’s behind us. It took 13 weeks to have our house rebuilt, and it was quite the experience. TJ did a great job of documenting things, and I’m excited to announce that for the next few Wednesdays, he’s going to be sharing the story here. He originally wrote these posts on his blog, and I hope you enjoy reading them. If you’re currently going through a home disaster, I’m so sorry.
  • Brown Sugar and Cinnamon PopTarts

    19 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s Secret Recipe Club day again! This month, within about 2 minutes of getting my assigned blog, Pumpkins and Peonies, I knew exactly that I’d be making these PopTarts. The Brown Sugar and Cinnamon PopTarts were always my favorite flavor growing up, and I was so excited to try making some from scratch. There are so many tasty looking recipes on Jess’s blog, and I can’t wait to try her Cinnamon Roll Muffins and Grandma’s Creamy Baked Macaroni ‘n Cheese. I mean, everything just looks so delicious! So, let’s talk some more about these PopTarts. They…
  • Charleston: Sites and Eats

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you missed my post last week on sites and eats in Hilton Head, be sure to check that out! For now, I’m talking about what we saw and ate in Charleston. We spent 2 days in Charleston, so we didn’t have a lot of time to see everything, but what we did do and see was super fun. The hotel: My dad was in the Navy for 22 years, so we stayed at temporary lodging on base. It wasn’t the most updated room, but the bed was comfortable, and that’s all that really matters, right? My parents have stayed in the more renovated section of the Charleston base lodging in the past, and…
  • Penne Meatball Bake

    10 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I like making meals that provide leftovers, which is exactly why I decided to try this recipe out in the first place. When I initially made this, TJ was out of town, and I wanted to make something once that I could eat off of for several days. This dish did not disappoint! It’s the perfect mix of fresh, homemade flavors with the convenience of an easy meal. I really love homemade meatballs, and the simple tomato sauce complemented them well. The dish is really filling, so if you have something on the side like a salad, garlic bread, etc, you might be able to get more than 4 servings…
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    Whole Food Republic - Simple. Healthy. Living

  • Berry Sage Scones

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    When I was 18, I spent and summer in Scotland working on a little island called Colonsay. That is where I first discovered and fell in love with scones. And also put on 10 lbs in the span of one summer! Yes, I discovered more than just scones that year. Things like hearty meat pies! I’ve always been one to enjoy food…and thankfully sport. Which has managed to keep me in balance without the guilt of enjoying all the good things in life, like food, has to offer. These scones are quite healthy and easy to boot. I use a mix of all-purpose and whole grain spelt flour, but you can…
  • Watermelon Salad‏ with Basil Oil & Pumpkin Seeds

    26 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    As the juiciest fruit of summer, is there such a thing as savoring too much watermelon? I think not. Healthy and delicious it’s such a wonderful summer treat. It’s ideal by itself, but then again it’s also fantastic in a salad. And here, as the star attraction. Light and refreshing, this super easy watermelon basil salad has only handful of ingredients and can be put together in a flash. Besides mouth-watering watermelon, what I particularly love about this salad is the combination of freshly toasted pumpkin seeds and aromatic basil, plus my all time favorite salt on earth. A fantastic…
  • Lemon Risotto with Lemon Balm Pesto

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    This delicious and easy no-stir risotto creation, with its lemony flavor really brings back a touch of summer sunshine. I like to top my risotto with a lemon balm and basil pesto, it’s simply delicious and adds a bright, fresh flavor to a traditional dish. Lemon balm, despite its name, doesn’t taste like lemons, but rather it has a very light flavorful taste, an intense lemony scent, and is surprising sweet! The type of rice is important is this recipe as you’ll want to achieve a creamy texture. So go ahead and use the traditional Arborio rice. It’s a short, thick…
  • Healthy Summer Green Smoothies 3-Ways

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Knocking back a concoction of powerful nutrients in one drink is a great way to give your body a super-charged start to the day. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate loads of nutrients and health boosting antioxidants into your morning routine. With local strawberries in full season for the greater part of June and part of July, I have been enjoying vitamin C loaded strawberry smoothies. They ruby gems are one of the best sources of vitamin C, with just one cup of these berries giving you almost 113% of your required daily intake – the highest of all fruits! Not only are they super…
  • To Chill or Not to Chill? Storing Fruits and Vegetables: Tips from the Farmer’s Market

    20 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    I shop regularly, actually daily, but it’s sticky hot this summer in Hamburg and so I’m finding it hard to keep things like tomatoes fresh. Despite the inordinate indoor temperature, there are a few food items that we should avoid exposing to frigid temperatures. Many think, food should be kept well chilled to increase its lifespan. Truth is, not everything should kept in the refrigerator. Knowing this…are there any tips out there on prolonging the life of tomatoes in humid weather? I asked a local farmer at the weekly market, here’s what he he had to say about storing fruits and…
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    Prolific Pantry

  • Garden to Table Salad

    Courtney Buchanan
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:40 pm
    There’s nothing more pure than picking vegetables from your garden and making a meal from them. Organic in nature, homegrown vegetables are fresher and more flavorful than anything you’ll buy at the store. The farm-to-table movement has exploded across the U.S., and that same concept can be applied to your own cooking. If you don’t have a garden or a friend with a garden, simply join a CSA to get locally-grown produce. Feel free to improvise based on what’s in season in your locale. Ingredients: > 2 cups homegrown lettuce, torn > 1 homegrown cucumber, diced >…
  • Caprese and Beet-and-Chickpea Focaccia Pizza

    Courtney Buchanan
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    Homemade pizza is a fun meal to make since everyone can customize their pizza as they please. Since I wasn’t in the mood to roll out pizza dough or make it from scratch, I decided to make an easy pizza alternative using focaccia bread. The same can be done with flatbread, pita or any other bread product that can support the weight of cheese and vegetables. I made a caprese version and a beet and chickpea version. I preferred the latter since the chickpeas added a different texture. Feel free to experiment with the toppings!     Ingredients: > 1 package focaccia bread > 2…
  • Zucchini Noodles

    Courtney Buchanan
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:49 pm
    In health magazines I often read about the healthy versions of comfort foods. While I’ve never been a huge spaghetti person, I’ve always wanted to try making veggie pasta. It looks so simple, refreshing and flavorful. In the past I’ve made veggie pasta that doesn’t require a spiralizer such as raw zucchini lasagna, but last month I bought a basic spiralizer to experiment with new dishes. This recipe is a very basic recipe that relies on few spices and highlights the flavors of the homegrown veggies. Ingredients: > 2 medium zucchini > 2 small heirloom carrots…
  • Pea-Walnut Puree

    Courtney Buchanan
    24 May 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Once a month, I help out with the culinary demos as a volunteer with CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). Renowned chefs and cookbook authors come to share a recipe — and samples — with the public, and as a volunteer, I work alongside them to prepare the recipe. A couple weeks ago Sascha Weiss, the executive chef at The Plant Cafe in San Francisco, prepared a delicious chickpea panisse with roasted asparagus, maitake mushrooms and pea-pistachio puree. The entire dish was flavorful, but the puree in particular inspired me to start making more purees and…
  • Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Quinoa

    Courtney Buchanan
    11 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Vegetarians rejoice because you can have steak too — it’s just a different kind of steak. I’ve often read cauliflower steak recipes and thought It sounds so simple, yet the presentation is of restaurant caliber. This rendition uses all parts of the cauliflower to make a cauliflower puree that’s simple yet elegant. Ingredients: > 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch thick “steaks” > 2 tablespoons olive oil > salt and pepper > 1 cup quinoa > 1 leek, rinsed and sliced > 1 clove garlic, chopped Instructions: Cook the quinoa in 2 cups water over…
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    Homesteading NJ

  • Guest Post: Non-Toxic Pest Control Methods for the Organic Gardener

    11 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    A very special shout out and thank you to Patricia Cornwell of HomeMates Gardener who was kind enough to write and send us this post!   Pests are a real nightmare for all gardeners because they can be very persistent. The market offers a big variety of special products which can help with the removing of…
  • Basic Rules for Saving Orphaned Baby Goats

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    With spring now officially upon us, we’re heading into kidding season on the homestead — and by that I mean, this is the time of year that some of our female goats will soon be giving birth to baby goat kids. Around here, kidding season is both a happy and stressful time, especially when you find yourself trying…
  • Italian Pickled Carrots

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    One of the legendary snacks that Lisa’s grandfather makes are what I’ll call “Italian Pickled Carrots.” These tangy and slightly spicy carrots are something that Lisa used to snack on after school when her grandfather would make a big batch of these jarred carrots. Best of all, they’re super good for you! Yay for guilt-free eating! And like…
  • Farm Fun: Sometimes You Just Need a Friend to Scratch Your Butt! 

    11 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    For many of us the barn is our second home and our barn friends are our second family. I know I can rely on my barn and horse friends for just about anything from helping me feed to taking on/putting on horse blankets. Most of our horses have friends too and these two buddies are always…
  • 5 Tips for Starting Seeds & Getting Growing

    8 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Lisa and I are starting our vegetables indoors from seeds this season… Which should be interesting considering we’ve always gotten our plants started from our neighboring farmer’s market and have managed to kill more than our fair share of innocent plants. Today it was time to get down to business…
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  • Overnight Oats Recipe

    22 Jul 2015 | 4:37 am
    You may have heard about these before, Overnight Oats are a hot trend right now when it comes to breakfast. Overnight Oats are an instant breakfast.If you haven’t heard about this type of oatmeal before, it is the oatmeal that you simply put in a container with a liquid, and you set in the refrigerator overnight. Then you eat this oatmeal without cooking it straight out of the refrigerator. This makes this recipe perfect for when you want something quick and easy straight out of the fridge. It is a cool breakfast that you don’t need to cook; that’s right this dish is eaten…
  • Subway – You Share, We Share

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    “This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and SUBWAY® blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.” I love the Houston Food Bank, so when SUBWAY® Restaurants and Social Moms invited us to be part of the “You Share. We Share.” program, we were thrilled to take one day to talk about this great organization and how you can help it, and other local charities in your neck of the woods. From now through August 31st, SUBWAY® Restaurants are partnering with local charities to give back to their communities. When you eat at SUBWAY® Restaurants in the…
  • June 2015 Favorites

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:41 pm
    A fun trip to Chicago, and learning about adult coloring books in more are in store this month. I seem to run late on these each month, I am just now recapping the month of June. For me, this has been an incredibly busy summer. This last month I went to the wonderful Eat, Write, Retreat Food Blog Conference in Chicago. I must say I love Chicago. It is hands down, one of my favorite cities.While there I came upon a new favorite Kalyn introduced me to Garrett’s Popcorn. I must say this popcorn is nothing short of magical. They don’t sell too many flavors, but what they do is…
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken

    12 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Do you love Sweet and Sour Chicken? I do. Growing up, I can remember when I first went to a Chinese restaurant. We were living in Pueblo, Colorado, and it was amazing.I feel in love with Chinese food at that moment. I thought Sweet and Sour sauce should go on everything. While I don’t feel that way now, I do love Sweet and Sour Chicken from time to time. You can recreate this dish at home. I will show you how to make sweet and sour sauce, and how to do the chicken just right.Don’t be intimidated by making restaurant-style Chinese food from scratch. You can do it. Your grocery…
  • Homemade Tapioca Pudding

    8 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    One of my favorite types of pudding when I was growing up was Tapioca pudding. It was simple to make, tasted wonderful, and you could put it together in no time.I have been working my way my Learn to Cook Series of videos, where I was cooking my way through my old Junior High School cookbook. While this recipe wasn’t in that book, it was one that had made when I in junior high school. I love this pudding, it is so easy to make. This pudding is also gluten free, and it tastes so much better than any pudding cup. Some puddings are a bit more difficult to make, but this recipe is so…
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps with Honey Garlic Glaze

    Jessa Nowak
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps   Meatless Monday is a godsend, especially after a weekend full of heavier foods. These Asian inspired vegetarian lettuce wraps provide the right amount of carbs to fill you up while remaining super light and tasty. Take a look, you’ll want to be sure to add this one to your recipe box.     Balance Makes Perfect The balance in this dish is what makes it superb. Opposing flavors jive together creating a sweet and savory taste with warm and cool mouth-feel sensations. The tempeh and garbanzo beans provide a meat-like substance without having to…
  • Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bars

    Jessa Nowak
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Every once in a while, it’s fun to make a sinful dessert. I reserve the right to create delectable treats for special occasions. This past Father’s day, I decided it was time to do something a little different. And so the Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bar recipe was created.  Remember, a healthy, sustainable lifestyle can include any food. ENJOY! Inspiration for these sweet and salty bars came from the recipe developed by Imperial Powdered Sugar found here.    A Great Dessert Varies Texture & Flavor A truly satisfying dessert must have the perfect balance…
  • Prenatal DHA: It’s Just as Important as Your Prenatal Vitamin

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

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

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

    Carrie Louise
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:46 pm
    This is a good recipe to have in your back pocket. It goes by many names. Puff pancake, German pancake, Dutch baby and Yorkshire pudding are among the most common. The pancake can be eaten at breakfast with fruit and maple syrup, or at dinner with meat and gravy. It's simple to throw together on a weekday, and can be doubled, or even tripled. Make these in any type of pan that you desire, from a muffin tin, to a 9x13 casserole dish. It's light and crispy around the puffed up edges, but eggy and firm in the center. A hot oven is key, as well as using plenty of real butter to help it bake…
  • Melty Smore's Dip

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

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

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

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

  • Thai Shrimp Pancakes

    26 Jul 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Hi there, my name is Bobbi, or some may know me as BAM, from Bam’s Kitchen. It is so nice to finally meet all of the Omnivores’ Cookbook followers and a special thank you to Maggie for the invite! Maggie is so full of life, smiles and is always curious about food no matter where her journey takes her. Our family adores Omnivores’ Cookbooks delicious and easy to follow traditional Chinese recipes, just like her grandma used to make. All of Omnivores Cookbook recipes are very delicious however if you don’t know where to begin, my teenagers would like to suggest;…
  • Crispy Bing Bread (家常饼)

    23 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    This bing bread is buttery-creamy in texture and crispy-crunchy on the surface. Simply seasoned with sesame oil and salt, it has such an addictive flavor that just makes you want more! Chinese bing bread (家常饼, jia chang bing) should be known by more people around the world. It’s a humble food, of which you can easily get a dozen for less than two dollars at most small markets in Beijing. Its flavor is so simple and delicious that I consider it to be the best staple food. To speak of stable foods in Chinese cuisine, there are countless varieties of them, including noodles, dumplings,…
  • Spicy Rice Noodle Salad

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Hi there Fellow Omnivore’s Cookbook Friends! My name is Lindsay Cotter and I blog over at Cotter Crunch. So happy Maggie is letting me share her space today, she’s so generous! And I can’t wait for her to move to Austin so we can share the same city and lots of good food! Anyways, about me and COTTER CRUNCH. I’m married to a pro triathlete and endurance sport coach from New Zealand. I’m also a Nutrition Specialist for Endurance Athletes and Gluten-Free eating. My blog is a gluten free guide (for all). I do my best to share proper nutrition tips and tricks as you work to…
  • Simple Millet Porridge (小米粥)

    16 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Millet porridge is an easy, comforting, and versatile side on the Chinese dinner table. Season it with sugar, pickled vegetables, or cheese; this porridge goes well with nearly any type of main dish. Millet porridge is one of the most important side dishes in Chinese home cooking, and we serve it from breakfast to dinner. We usually cook a handful of millet in a big pot of water, until the millet is tender and the broth creamy. Then we serve it as a simple soup, seasoned with a pinch of sugar, or with a small cold dish, such as pickled vegetables or fermented tofu. No matter whether you’re…
  • Nutty Steamed Buns (芝麻酱花卷, Sweet Hua Juan)

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:02 am
    These nutty steamed buns are a perfect side for dinner. The buns are stuffed with sesame paste and sugar, then steamed until fluffy and light. They’re so comforting and great tasting that you don’t even need to serve other dishes to create a nice meal. Have you ever heard of Hua Juan (花卷)? Hua Juan literally means flower roll, and refers to a steamed bun that has a very simple filling. The filling can be sweet or savory. The idea of the bun is quite similar to that of the cinnamon roll, with only one further step required to shape the bun. After you cut the rolled-up dough to reveal a…
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    The Skinny Chick's Cookbook

  • Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pizza

    Rachel K. Burke
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    I came up with this butternut squash and goat cheese pizza recipe completely by accident. I always keep tortillas, onions and goat cheese in my house, but for some reason, I had purchased a bag of sliced butternut squash earlier that day on a whim, not sure what I was going to do with it. After fiddling around in my kitchen for a bit, this beautiful little creature was born. As always, Trader Joe’s brown rice tortillas are my favorite for flatbreads, but feel free to use any tortilla of your choice. This recipe is also great with caramelized onions, but if you only have regular onions,…
  • Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

    Rachel K. Burke
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    For this breakfast smoothie bowl, I recommend using plain non-fat Greek yogurt, as it has only 120 calories per cup, 6 grams of sugar, and 22 grams of protein! I like Trader Joe’s brand, but Sage and Chobani are also good brands. The yogurt itself tends to be too bitter for me, so I like to blend it in a blender with a few strawberries and raspberries to sweeten it up. The toppings I’m including are just my personal favorites, but feel free to add or omit any ingredients of your preference. If you’re adding granola, I recommend purchasing a brand that is lightly and…
  • Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Goat Cheese

    Rachel K. Burke
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    One of the reasons I started this blog was because I wanted to turn your average everyday recipes into healthier versions. I do believe that we can continue to eat the things we love and stay healthy if we substitute the unhealthy ingredients for cleaner options. For sweets, I tend to substitute sugar with dates. For sandwiches, such as this grilled veggie sandwich, I always use sprouted grain bread, because it’s the healthiest bread on the market. I’ve mentioned the health benefits of sprouted grains in a few of my posts, but to name a few, sprouted grains are much easier to…
  • Hash Brown Egg Burrito

    Rachel K. Burke
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:10 pm
    I receive a lot of emails from readers requesting meal prep recipes that they can bring to work.  I find this hash brown egg burrito recipe to be one of the best on-the-go breakfast solutions. They’re quick to make, easy to wrap, and you can make a large quantity if you’re meal prepping for the week. I love to add hot sauce to mine, or sometimes salsa (Huevos Rancheros style), but of course, ketchup or any other topping of choice is always welcome. You’re also welcome to use any type of tortilla you prefer. I love brown rice tortillas for flatbread recipes, but they tend…
  • 4-Ingredient Vegan Corn Chowder

    Rachel K. Burke
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:44 pm
    I’ve been on a corn kick lately. It started a few weeks ago when I had the most incredible corn tamales at a local Mexican restaurant. Then last weekend, a friend of mine hosted a 4th of July party and made a spicy creamy corn dip for one of the appetizers. I don’t think I left the food table the entire time. (And I will no doubt be posting that recipe in the near future!) A few weeks ago, I was running low on groceries, and tried to see if I could concoct a vegan corn chowder recipe with the little ingredients that I had. Most recipes call for vegetable broth and other…
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    Gluten Free Method

  • Coconut Mocha Cream Pops (paleo, vegan, & gluten free)

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Summer days are here again, and there is nothing better than an ice cold treat on a hot summer day!  My girls have been enjoying their ice cream while I just stare and drool.  Now let me explain why I’m not eating spoonfuls of ice cream and sharing in the brain freezes with them. My doctor told me a few months ago that I need to intake more protein and that my cholesterol was a tad high. That caught me off guard, since I don’t really eat anything high in fat.  Well, other than cheese.  I’m basically a mouse, so I decided that must be what’s causing it.  I have…
  • Tangy Chicken Tacos (paleo & gluten free)

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

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

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

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

  • Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Okay, let me warn you that this recipe is not for the faint of heart. I do not claim that it is healthy or good for you in any way. So now that full disclosure has been stated, let me just say one word, bacon. Crispy, tasty bacon. The star of this recipe. It’s not really even much of a recipe. You need one piece of bacon per hot dog and a little brown sugar. That’s it. First wrap a piece of bacon around your hot dog. Continue to do this until you have wrapped desired amount of hot dogs. You might need toothpicks to hold in place. Heat a skillet on medium high and add a…
  • Infinity Dreams Award

    25 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    For the past few weeks, bloggers who I not only admire but inspire me to continue blogging have nominated me for blogging awards. Honestly, I was just happy for them following my blog back. I never thought they really read my little blog since compared to theirs it’s pretty basic.  It is such an honor to be recognized by them. I would like to thank SKD at Aromas and Flavors from My Kitchen for nominating me for this award. SKD’s blog is full of wonderful recipes and great blogging tips. SKD zeroes in on the point that aromas and flavors bring out so many wonderful memories from…
  • Chocolate Mint Brownies

    25 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    I’m usually pretty good about passing on sweets. I find it harder to resist savory foods more often than not. But every once in a while, I get a chocolate craving. And what better way to satisfy my craving than with a brownie? I could make a batch with a prepackaged mix and that would be fine. But why not make an even more decadent one by scratch and add a layer of mint and chocolate frosting? Why not indeed! BROWNIE INGREDIENTS: 2/3 cup unsalted butter (about 11 tablespoons) 3/4 cup baking cocoa 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups…
  • Premio Dardos Award

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Premio Dardos means “Prize Darts” in Spanish. The Award recognizes those who transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values through writing. Once again, I have been honored with an award nomination by Stephy at Stephysweetbakes. It means so much to me to be recognized by Stephy. Her blog is full of scrumptious recipes and beautiful pictures of her creations. Her blog is one of the first I subscribed to and I am so glad I found it. If you aren’t following her yet, then subscribe to her now. You’ll learn much from her. I know I have. THE RULES ARE: Thank the giver…
  • Vegetable Chow Mein

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Looking for something that takes just minutes to whip up but tastes like you spent time slaving in the kitchen cooking? Try my chow mein recipe. You’ll spend most of your time cutting the vegetables. But once that is done everything else takes just a few minutes. Vegetable chow mein you say? I’m not a vegetarian, so I was surprised how I never missed the meat in this dish. But the proof was my meat and potatoes loving, picky-eater son even enjoyed this. He was first to ask “Where’s the meat?” But after trying it out I didn’t hear any complaints.
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    My Indian Taste

  • Coconut milk recipe – How to make coconut milk at home

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
      I don’t think you’ll find, on my blog, other recipe with just two ingredients  – coconut and water. In India, we are using a lot coconut milk, coconut oil or fresh coconut, for cooking. It is not very expensive to buy canned coconut milk here, but I think it’s healthier the … The post Coconut milk recipe – How to make coconut milk at home appeared first on My Indian Taste.
  • Breakfast at No.101 Restaurant in Powai, Mumbai

    25 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
      Rocky and Mayur have ventured out to explore food from all parts of India and curate videos on I’m contributing my part by relishing my favorite dishes at No. 101 Restaurant and sharing my views with you all! You can also upload your video review on AskMe and … The post Breakfast at No.101 Restaurant in Powai, Mumbai appeared first on My Indian Taste.
  • Chicken with red lentils recipe – Murghi aur masoor dal

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:34 pm
    It’s been raining a lot this week and the yesterday I was in the mood for a hearty lentil soup made with chicken. While flipping through Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking cookbook, I came across this Bombay-style chicken with red split lentils recipe and decided that is exactly the type of meal for my crummy mood. Madhur Jaffrey … The post Chicken with red lentils recipe – Murghi aur masoor dal appeared first on My Indian Taste.
  • Cabbage with coconut stir fry recipe – Cabbage Senagapappu Vepudu

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
      If you are a fan of cabbage and looking for more ways to enjoy it, then the recipe I’m sharing today is definitely something different that you should try. It makes a nutritious accompaniment to rice or a grilled meat. I think that cabbage is such an underrated vegetable, … The post Cabbage with coconut stir fry recipe – Cabbage Senagapappu Vepudu appeared first on My Indian Taste.
  • Indian dessert: Rasgulla recipe – How to make spongy rasgulla

    14 Jul 2015 | 2:15 am
      Rasgulla (ras means juice, gulla means round) is a simply amazing Indian dessert made with fresh homemade cottage cheese (chenna/paneer) kneaded and shaped into balls and cooked in sugar syrup. These sweet, syrupy and soft cheese balls are so simple to make, unbelievable that with only few basic ingredients … The post Indian dessert: Rasgulla recipe – How to make spongy rasgulla appeared first on My Indian Taste.
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    Little Cooking Tips Newest Recipes

  • Ouzo flavored shrimp tomato pasta

    13 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Ouzo flavored shrimp tomato pasta This is a summer recipe we used a couple of weeks ago. It was a lazy Sunday, the sun was shining, cicadas were singing on the pine trees and we were taking our morning coffee in the balcony. Read more
  • No bake sour cherry cheesecake in a glass

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

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

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

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

    Remington Reed
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    This is not a first-time recipe.Let that sink in.You know why that is of utmost importance? Because this recipe is tried and true. And it is as delicious as having your office phone forwarded to someone else on a Monday morning.Monday’s are the worst.However, I love bacon on a burger. But you know what’s even better than that? I’ll tell you: Bacon IN a burger. This recipe combines literally everything you could ever wish for in a southern-style burger, with a little twist of elegance. If fresh mozzarella counts as elegance. And it does.  I hope you try it and…
  • Lime Vodka Press

    Remington Reed
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:23 pm
    It is really no secret how much I love a good refreshment. Especially during the summer, when my pits are all….normal and not weird or unattractive. Cause anything different would be weird, right?Well, this is a newer beverage I’ve discovered recently (thanks to such caring friends) and I’ve really just decided that the world needs to know about it.Vodka Press is delicious and does not take any fancy prep work or large biceps. Thank the lawd. Lime Vodka Press1 oz. VodkaSpriteSoda Water½ LimeThis is almost too simple to type. Like, seriously. Like, even if you’re sporting a “messy…
  • Guinness Infused Bratwurst

    Remington Reed
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    So, remember that thing about how sometimes I like really classy, “elitist” food and then other times, I really like trashy, guilty pleasure food exactly like majority of the rest of the population of the world does?Well, guess which one of those this recipe falls under…. Or don’t. Keep your tacky thoughts to yourself.Sometimes dudes just need to do dude stuff and we don’t need anyone’s judgment. We just need your carbs.A few years ago, we went to a Denver Broncos game (pretty standard thing for my life, nothing new). And before this particular day, I never really found…
  • Roasted Caprese Dip

    Remington Reed
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    So gang, here’s the deal. I did it again. I made something delicious.And honestly, I really want to keep it real here without sounding overly confident and “braggy.” We all know that isn’t cute.But like, what am I supposed to do? I made something awesome and there’s really no way to downplay it. And to downplay it, basically would be an insult to the product.WHY WOULD YOU INSULT THE PRODUCT?!?!I’m not kidding with you. This is a delicious dish. And if you do it the right way, it really is not that “laden with guilt.”Translation: You’ll still be able to see your feet while…
  • Watermelon and Sage Lemonade

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

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Sometimes it can be difficult to stay healthy during the summer. If you’re all out of of quick, delicious, and healthy recipes to whip up, try this refreshing black bean and chickpea salad! Not is it good for you, but also takes only minutes to make, saving you time in the kitchen. This salad especially tastes great on a hot, summer day when you need a dish that will cool you down. (Read more.....) Read Black Bean and Chickpea Salad post at Recipe Treasure
  • Masala Papad Recipe

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Papad give great company to Indian meals. But even the tastiest food tastes dull at time. This calls for a food-makeover! Top it up with onions and tart tomatoes, spice it up with Indian seasonings and finish off with a dash of fresh lime – a guilt free snack is ready to make the taste buds happy. Roast the papad to keep it healthy and choose the pepper-spiked papad to bring out the best flavors. Munch in and enjoy with a mango lassi or any drink of your choice! Step by Step Photos: Masala Papad Recipe 1. In a small bowl, mix together onion, tomato, cilantro, green chiles, red pepper,…
  • Microwaveable Besan Barfi (Gram Flour Sweet)

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you remember my previous post about the Besan Barfi, then you know how much I’ve loved this sweet ever since I was a kid. But nowadays, everyone is so busy trying to balance their personal and professional lives that we hardly get time to cook leisurely, let alone spend half-an-hour making a dessert! So when I came up with this, I fully embraced my inner lazy self and cut down the ‘cooking’ time by 2/3! And plus, standing on top of a stove-top in this blazing weather really isn’t my thing either so it’s the best of both worlds! Granted the result of this…
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob – Indian Style

    17 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Corn on the cob has been one of the simplest and yum ‘go-to’ side dish for cookouts and BBQ parties. While the classic pairing of butter with grilled sweet kernels can never go wrong, a desi twist makes it more fun! Chili-lime rubbed grilled corn on the cob is a typical Indian street food which you’ll find with the onset of monsoons. In this Indian version, the slightly charred plump corn kernels are spiked with the flaming heat of chili powder which hits the back of your palate and lingers. The citrusy tartness tames down the heat and turns this side dish into a sublime…
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  • Lotus seed pods

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    LOTUS SEED PODS | LOTUS HEAD PODS | KAMAL KAKDI FLOWER SEEDS… The post Lotus seed pods appeared first on INDIAN RECIPE.
  • Potato sticks recipe | Thin potato fries

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    Potato sticks recipe | How to make Thin Fries | crispy Potato… The post Potato sticks recipe | Thin potato fries appeared first on INDIAN RECIPE.
  • Kabuli chana gravy recipe

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    KABULI CHANA GRAVY RECIPE Kabuli chana gravy recipe is a traditional and… The post Kabuli chana gravy recipe appeared first on INDIAN RECIPE.
  • Bhindi curry without curd

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Bhindi curry without curd | How to make simple bhindi curry |… The post Bhindi curry without curd appeared first on INDIAN RECIPE.
  • Raw Banana Fry | Quick recipe

    18 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    Raw banana fry | kachha banana ki recipe | How to make… The post Raw Banana Fry | Quick recipe appeared first on INDIAN RECIPE.
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