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  • The Original Irish Flu Shot

    YUM eating
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    March is here. March is here! I know a lot of you faithful readers were not her last year so you missed out on my month of Irish Traditional Recipes. Yes, you read that right. A WHOLE month. I’m going to be sharing some of those in current posts and I’m really excited to bring those forward another year. I had some gems that I am really proud of. I am putting the final touches on this month’s March list. One of the things I am really looking forward to is creating Scottish Pie. I know it’s not Irish, but it is Celtic and in my house we share.   What that really means…
  • Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken

    Low Carb Recipes |
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:17 pm
    One of the blessings of our mild California climate (aside from the shorts and flip-flops weather while much of the country is bundled up in several layers of wool and fleece) is that I can look outside my kitchen window in February and see a lemon tree heavy with fruit and bushes of rosemary, oregano, and other herbs. Thus the inspiration for this easy skillet chicken thigh dish! Continue reading "Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken" »
  • Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup Recipe

    A Year of Slow Cooking
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Baked potato soup is complete and utter comfort food. There are cheater ways to make it with boxed potato flakes or hashbrown potatoes from the freezer section, but I wanted to see if I could make an awesome all-from-scratch soup that was just as good, if not better!We all really liked this soup---the kids ate a ton, and we have a bunch leftover. I made a big batch so we'd have leftovers in the freezer. I'd guess this serves 10.The Ingredients.5 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced in 1 to 2-inch chunks1 teeny onion, diced (a bit less than 1 cup)4 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon seasoned salt1/2…
  • All American Pot Roast -- 10 Ways to Slow Cook

    A Year of Slow Cooking
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Pot Roast is usually one of the first dishes new slow cooker owners prepare. If you find that the meat isn't quite as tender as you'd like near dinnertime, remove it from the pot, and cut it into a few pieces before returning it to the pot for a little while longer.Tough or dry pot roast is a sign that it simply hasn't cooked long enough. You want the meat to relax, and soak up the cooking liquid -- it should literally cut apart with a fork when it's time to serve.TRADITIONAL POT ROASTserves 61 tablespoon garlic powder2 teaspoons dried basil1 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon ground black…
  • Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

    Vegetarian Recipes |
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Are you ready for asparagus season? This has to be one of the easiest ways to cook asparagus. Just trim the ends, lay out on a foil lined baking sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Parm, and then bake until done. I eat them like French fries. Addictive? Yes. They’re a perfect side to salmon, scallops, shrimp, or ham and delicious with eggs of any kind—poached, fried, or hard boiled. Continue reading "Baked Asparagus with Parmesan" »
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Tokyo Photos & Soba Water

    Heidi Swanson
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:54 pm
    I didn't take many photographs on my recent trip to Tokyo - 100, or so? As I was browsing them on the flight home it was clear that a good percentage were of the view from our hotel room thirty floors above Ginza. Spending a week in the sky made me understand why one would want to live in a high-rise, something I've never given much thought before now. The huge windows framed the horizon and cityscape, and the colors, reflections, and mood changed by the minute depending on the weather, time of day, and how the light was progressing. I wanted to share a few snapshots today, and also one of my…
  • Near & Far: A New Cookbook

    Heidi Swanson
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:26 pm
    I've been living with a mammoth binder and a pair of double-sided bulletin boards covered with photos for the past few years. The binder held notes, recipes, ideas, and to-do lists. The bulletin boards allowed me to see dozens of photos at a glance. It's how my next book slowly started to take shape. I'd keep the boards and binder close so I could easily add photos, move recipes, tweak, and prune as I'd go about my day. One of the things I loved about working on my last cookbook, Super Natural Every Day, was establishing a sense of place through the photos, recipes, and writing. That book was…
  • Kale Quinoa Bites

    Heidi Swanson
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:40 pm
    These little kale-packed quinoa bites came with me to Tokyo. I wedged eight of them into a structured container, tucked that into my purse, and onto the flight we went. I know some of you like to know what I bring to eat on flights, and four hours from SFO, I was wishing I'd brought more. My travel pockets were also lined with kishus (holding steady as my favorite winter citrus), a buttery, ripe avocado, and a bar of dark chocolate. The quinoa bites were nearly perfect for travel, in part because you can do most of the prep ahead of time. A week before my flight I made a batch, shaped them,…
  • Pomelo Noodles

    Heidi Swanson
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    There's a bit of a joke around our house, because of a saying I have. It's more of a sentiment, actually. But I say it out loud sometimes. For example, it goes something like this - just a minute, I'm being nice to my future self, folding this laundry! That's the gist of it - being nice to my future self. If I make a big pot of soup I'm able to take to the studio throughout the week - I'm being nice to my future self. If I leave the gas tank in the car on empty, requiring an early morning stop - not being nice to future self. If I make sloppy notes related to a recipe, and have to start over.
  • January Cleanses & Detoxes

    Heidi Swanson
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    I find myself in the midst of strangers a lot, a lot - crammed onto buses, in line at a cafes, grabbing lunch at favorite spots, grocery shopping - and I can't tell you how many conversations I've overheard in the past week related to cleanses, detoxes, and diets. An unusually high number, even for January - month of fresh starts, clean slates, and focused intentions. And there seem to be two veins of conversation - the individuals excited about cleansing or fasting, and the debunkers (link, link). My immediate reaction is that you don't really need to be in one camp or the other. There might…
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    A Year of Slow Cooking

  • Gluten Free Search Engine

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Not all of my readers are gluten free, I know.If you aren't gluten-free, feel free to file this away for a "just in case I need to cook for someone who happens to be gluten free" event or forward along to somebody you think might benefit.And THANK YOU!We are a gluten free family because my 10 year old has Celiac, which is an intolerance to gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, and rye.We don't miss gluten, it doesn't define us, and it just simply isn't something that I think about much except for when I'm grocery shopping. All of the recipes that are on my website and in the cookbooks…
  • Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup Recipe

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Baked potato soup is complete and utter comfort food. There are cheater ways to make it with boxed potato flakes or hashbrown potatoes from the freezer section, but I wanted to see if I could make an awesome all-from-scratch soup that was just as good, if not better!We all really liked this soup---the kids ate a ton, and we have a bunch leftover. I made a big batch so we'd have leftovers in the freezer. I'd guess this serves 10.The Ingredients.5 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced in 1 to 2-inch chunks1 teeny onion, diced (a bit less than 1 cup)4 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon seasoned salt1/2…
  • Slow Cooker Super Bowl Food

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The Super Bowl lends itself to slow cooker food.  No matter if you're cooking at home, or bringing a potluck item to share to a party --- this list has got you covered.Sandwiches. They make everyone happy, can be eaten easily on your lap, and these recipes can feed a good 12 people or so. I use gluten free hoagie rolls (Udi's makes some, as does Against The Grain).Italian Beef SandwichesPeperoncini Beef SandwichesBarbecued Pulled PorkFrench DipPhilly CheesesteakLoose MeatBeef and BeanPortobello Mushroom (for the veggies!)Dips. No, not your cousin Howard.  I'm talking cheesey, gooey,…
  • All American Pot Roast -- 10 Ways to Slow Cook

    10 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Pot Roast is usually one of the first dishes new slow cooker owners prepare. If you find that the meat isn't quite as tender as you'd like near dinnertime, remove it from the pot, and cut it into a few pieces before returning it to the pot for a little while longer.Tough or dry pot roast is a sign that it simply hasn't cooked long enough. You want the meat to relax, and soak up the cooking liquid -- it should literally cut apart with a fork when it's time to serve.TRADITIONAL POT ROASTserves 61 tablespoon garlic powder2 teaspoons dried basil1 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon ground black…
  • CrockPot Tex Mex Pot Roast Recipe

    5 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
     There's nothing like a big hunk of meat to warm you up on a chilly day. This is man-pleasin' food. That sounds totally sexist. I'm sorry. The thing is that my brother, dad, and Adam all ate big helpings. Although I only used 2 pounds of meat, the beans and the corn really stretches both the servings and the number served. If you have a larger hunk of meat, that's okay --- there's more than enough liquid in the pot to handle double or 2.5 x the amount of meat.The Ingredients.serves 82 to 4 pounds boneless beef chuck roast1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder1 (15-ounce) can…
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    80 Breakfasts

  • Guava Bars

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:33 am
    So, I’ve been walking lately.  A brisk morning walk several times a week, as well as walking wherever I can vis a vis taking the car.  Although I have always espoused a life of decadence (i.e. rationalising my laziness), a pain au chocolat in one hand and a good book in the other, cozily ensconced in a mass of duvet covers, I can’t deny that time takes its toll on all of us unless we do something to counter it.  And so, a little movement is in order to get this old ticker in some semblance of satisfactory shape so I will be able to one day walk my now-little-ones down the…
  • Sesame Soba Noodles

    14 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    I was at our neighborhood coffee shop yesterday morning.  I woke up a just a tiny bit earlier so I could sneak a solo coffee before I went to market.  Which I suppose is a funny thing to do on Valentines, but I love it when I have time to grab a cup of coffee before heading to the market on Saturdays, so there you go.  Just me, my flat white, doing my little (and I do mean little) market list, and watching my neighbors.  A little bit of calm before the weekend bursts upon us.I sat there, like I have done many Saturdays before, sipping my coffee, looking around.  I let…
  • Quick Blueberry and Chia Seed Jam

    4 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    Did I ever tell you that my father was a photographer?  If not by profession then definitely by heart.  Long before the arrival of digital cameras, he lugged his (what seemed to me then) huge camera everywhere.  I had to pose for so many photos.  “Look up…look left…look down…chin up…”  I obeyed like the dutiful daughter that I was (still am actually).  And then there were the photos that weren’t posed…which where much worse.  Did I ever tell you that I am an ugly sleeper?  Well, we have the photos that prove it.  As we do the…
  • Peking Pork Chops

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    If you are thinking that much of what we eat at home is Asian food, or at the very least Asian-influenced food, then you would be absolutely right.  My pantry is packed with everything from soy sauce (regular and dark) to sesame oil (Chinese and Korean), oyster sauce and hoisin, Shaoxing wine, rice wine, rice wine vinegar, mirin, fish sauce, coconut milk, various chili pastes (with and without soy) hailing for different Asian countries, plum sauce, sweet chili sauce, and probably a few other items that I can’t recall at the moment.There are two very good reasons for this.  One,…
  • Bulgogi Korean BBQ

    11 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    My little neighborhood has been getting spiffier by the minute.  I still remember when I just moved in, my pregnant belly swaying before me, excited to be in the heart of the city (that’s me…the city girl), eager to explore my new home.  There were definitely some gems already in place back then, but lately it seems like the gastronomy gods have been smiling down at me.  Almost one on top of the other, lovely new places have sprouted, like so many answers to my fervent prayers: my favorite bakery/cafe that is going to be the death of me (they make a mean kimchi fried rice…
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    Cookie Madness

  • Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time This week I discovered how to get on my 13 year old daughter’s good side. I put a chocolate covered marshmallow square in her lunchbox and she’s been nice to me all weekend! Okay, so it’s only Saturday and she’s been at a school event most of the day, but I’ve gone a full 24 hours... Read More... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Squares

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time This recipe is a twist on an old favorite called Lake Travis Mud. The mud, which is one of my favorite easy candies, uses mini marshmallows, but these chocolate marshmallow squares use large marshmallows so you get a higher ratio of marshmallow to chocolate, making each piece a little lighter. So yes, these are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mini Black Bottom Cupcakes

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time My first taste of a Black Bottom Cupcake was at an an Easter Egg Hunt in 1978. It certainly made an impact, and I remember searching for the recipe and making it for my teachers. Things haven’t changed much because I’m still making Black Bottom Cupcakes for teachers! And one thing I’ve learned is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    In 2010, I wrote a blog post about a new (to me) discovery-- drinking chocolate. "Technically speaking, hot cocoa and hot chocolate are two very different beverages. Hot cocoa comes from a powder, while hot chocolate is (once again, technically speaking) what many call "drinking chocolate" or "sipping chocolate" - it's made from chopped bits of chocolate or small chocolate pellets that are melted (slowly and painstakingly) and then blended with milk, cream and/or  water. True hot chocolate tends to be much denser and richer than its powdery relative.  Interestingly enough, some…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    It's Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)-- I almost forgot! What is Shrove Tuesday and what does it have to do with pancakes?  Here's a short history.  It's known as "Mardi Gras" in French-speaking regions (including New Orleans, as I'm sure you are aware). "Mardo Gras" means "Fat Tuesday", the day before Ash Wednesday, when Christian Lent begins.  It's referred to as "Fat Tuesday" because fat and eggs, etc. had to be used up before the Lenten fast. Cakes, rich breads and pastries, and pancakes were made in order to consume these foods and not let them go to waste, and also…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    This is what I made for my husband for Valentine's Day yesterday, and we brought some for dessert to some friends who invited us for dinner.  They were a big hit!This recipe is a variation on my nut-butter-based truffle recipe at an older blog post here. I wanted to make a salted chocolate truffle this time--  if you've never tried this, you're in for a treat!  The tiny portion of  salt flakes crunch and then melt and create the perfect contrast and balance to the dark chocolate coating and sweet truffle inside.BTW, I have never coated truffles with melted chocolate…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:59 pm
    I haven't been blogging alot-- this virus we are getting over is still making me cough at night, so I'm not sleeping as well as I should.  (Otherwise, I'm pretty well and back at work.)  Consequently, meals are simple.But, the other night I had some Brussels sprouts to use up, so I used those as a starting point for a quick and yummy stir-fry.  I felt like using adding some tofu and I also had some of my Tofu "Bacon" marinating in the refrigerator and thought that might be a good addition to a simple stir-fry, to add more flavor. My Tofu "Bacon"-- recipe hereBut I wanted…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:17 pm
    RECIPE UPDATED ON JAN. 23, 2015-- I added some photos and a few extra notes and corrected the size of the bread pans I use and the amount of water used in the recipe.  Sorry about that-- should not write recipes when I'm sick!I'm sorry it's taken so long to get this post (or any post!) up-- I've been sick with the flu.  But, at last I'm finishing this post on how to make a delicious sprouted wheat bread (with minimal flour) that is not heavy, flat and/or overly moist, that has the texture and appearance of a good whole wheat loaf.I started this journey because I was interested in…
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  • French Onion Soup

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    Is there anything more comforting on a chilly day than a hot bowl of French onion soup? Especially with a thick slice of toasted bread loaded with melty Gruyere cheese and lots of caramelized onions. Continue reading "French Onion Soup" »
  • Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

    Steve-Anna Stephens
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Here is a favorite recipe for buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, updated from the archives, first posted in 2011. It’s from my Alabama-native friend Steve-Anna Stephens, and if anyone knows how to do Southern right, it’s Steve-Anna. Please welcome her as she shows us how to make her wonderfully indulgent biscuits and gravy. ~Elise If there is one true expression of Southern love on a plate, it’s homemade buttermilk biscuits and gravy. There are so many ways to make biscuits and gravy, but this one’s my favorite. The biscuits are easy to make, and the gravy is loaded…
  • Colcannon Potato Soup

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever had colcannon? It’s a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes, with chopped kale or cabbage mixed in, and a nob of butter on top. Delicious! With most of the country enduring freezing temperatures right now we thought, why not make a hearty, belly-warming colcannon potato soup? All the great flavors of colcannon, in soup form. Continue reading "Colcannon Potato Soup" »
  • Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:17 pm
    One of the blessings of our mild California climate (aside from the shorts and flip-flops weather while much of the country is bundled up in several layers of wool and fleece) is that I can look outside my kitchen window in February and see a lemon tree heavy with fruit and bushes of rosemary, oregano, and other herbs. Thus the inspiration for this easy skillet chicken thigh dish! Continue reading "Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken" »
  • Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

    13 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Are you ready for asparagus season? This has to be one of the easiest ways to cook asparagus. Just trim the ends, lay out on a foil lined baking sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Parm, and then bake until done. I eat them like French fries. Addictive? Yes. They’re a perfect side to salmon, scallops, shrimp, or ham and delicious with eggs of any kind—poached, fried, or hard boiled. Continue reading "Baked Asparagus with Parmesan" »
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  • Ultra-Easy Double-Dill Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce Recipe (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Most tartar sauce is definitely not diet-friendly, which is why I came up with my Ultra-Easy Double-Dill Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce Recipe.How do you feel about tartar sauce? I'm sure some food snobs consider it to be a very boring and ordinary condiment, but I absolutely love tartar sauce and don't think I'd ever pass it up in a restaurant if I was having some kind of mild-flavored fish.  Unfortunately, most tartar sauce is a long way from being diet friendly for South Beach or any other type of diet.  The reduced fat ones you buy at the grocery store are loaded with sugar, and…
  • 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from February 2015 (Gluten-Free, SBD, Paleo, Whole 30)

    Kalyn Denny
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    Here are the 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from February 2015 that I posted on Kalyn's Kitchen or found on other great blogs!It seems like the month of February went flying by, although if you live in the part of the U.S. where you were buried in snow, it probably was a different experience!  But at my house in Utah we had two puny little storms where the snow was gone in a day.  I'm loving the warm winter weather, although it also gives me an uneasy feeling that something is just not quite right.And even though February is a short month, I still managed to find a lot of…
  • Quinoa Side Dish Recipe with Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

    Kalyn Denny
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    This Quinoa Side Dish has extra flavor from Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro (or use flat leaf parsley if you're not a cilantro fan.)(For Friday Flashbacks I feature favorite recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this Quinoa Side Dish with Pine Nuts, Green Onions and Cilantro is a quinoa recipe that was really a wow for me.  This is also one of my easy Five Ingredients recipes; hope you enjoy!)How do you feel about quinoa?  It's something I was slow to warm up to, and for a long time I didn't think I'd ever be much of a quinoa fan.  Then I…
  • Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage and Carrots (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    It might not win any beauty contests, but Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage and Carrots is still a beautiful thing to come home to!I've had a life-long attraction to split pea soup, even though I don't remember my mother ever making it when I was a kid.  Not only do I love the creamy flavor of the split peas, but this type of soup is about as budget-friendly as you can get, and this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage and Carrots is a healthy dinner that can cook all day while you're at work.  And even though some people don't like the looks of this…
  • Cold Weather Comfort Food, Pinterest, The Oscars, and Other Things I'm Thinking About on Tuesday (2-23-15)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Better-Than-Mom's Stovetop Goulash with Macaroni, Tomatoes, and Ground Beef is one of my favorite cold weather comfort foods!This has been the strangest winter I can remember, with below zero temperatures and huge piles of snow on the east coast while in Utah we've been having temperatures in the 60s for weeks now.  So for about a month now I've been feeling bad for my friends who are buried in snow, (especially my good friend Lydia, who was moving from Rhode Island to Boston right during Boston's Winter from Hell; luckily the movers she hired could handle the storm.)Call it…
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  • Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

    13 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Are you ready for asparagus season? This has to be one of the easiest ways to cook asparagus. Just trim the ends, lay out on a foil lined baking sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Parm, and then bake until done. I eat them like French fries. Addictive? Yes. They’re a perfect side to salmon, scallops, shrimp, or ham and delicious with eggs of any kind—poached, fried, or hard boiled. Continue reading "Baked Asparagus with Parmesan" »
  • Easy Sautéed Spinach

    9 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    Popeye was the best thing that ever hit the spinach industry. When I was a kid you couldn’t pay me to eat lima beans or peas, but spinach? I begged for it; we all did. Especially if it came from a can. We wanted to be cool like Popeye, who could knock Bluto to Kingdom Come just by downing a can of spinach, which always conveniently found its way to Popeye’s mouth when his situation was most dire. Our parents worked hard to convince us that cooked fresh spinach was just as good, if not better than the canned stuff. Continue reading "Easy Sautéed Spinach" »
  • Grapefruit Avocado Salad

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    Two simple foods that pair perfectly together are grapefruit and avocado. Avocado loves the bright splash of acidic citrus, and grapefruit loves the warm richness of avocado. Sprinkle everything with a citrusy vinaigrette and you have a salad that is delicious as it is pretty! Continue reading "Grapefruit Avocado Salad" »
  • Roasted New Potatoes

    3 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    One of the easiest side dishes to prepare for almost any meal is one of roasted new potatoes. Cut the potatoes into manageable sized pieces, toss them with some olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and salt, and then roast them in the oven at a high temperature until they are brown and crispy at the edges and cooked though in the center. Great with steak or chicken. Continue reading "Roasted New Potatoes" »
  • Cheesy Bread

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    My friend Michelle loves to throw big parties, with plenty of food and plenty of friends. I think it must be the large Italian family thing, one is never at a loss for food or great company at her house. One of my favorite dishes that usually makes an appearance at Michelle’s is this “cheesy bread”, a sort of cross between garlic bread and pizza. Continue reading "Cheesy Bread" »
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  • the ‘i want chocolate cake’ cake

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:48 am
    About six weeks ago, around 9 p.m. on a day I had consumed mostly air and maybe a slice of toast because I couldn’t for the life of me imagine how food had ever tasted good, without any warning, I wanted a slice of chocolate cake with swirls of chocolate frosting and probably some sprinkles and the sprinkles, so help them, better be rainbow. Except the word “wanted” doesn’t accurately describe the craving; it was suddenly everything. I needed a piece of chocolate cake so badly that I began to regret every cupcake shop I’d ever walked past and not gone in during…
  • spaghetti pangrattato with crispy eggs

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Several years ago, because we didn’t have a kid yet, didn’t know about things like school break schedules and figured midway through February was as good of a time to escape the snow as any, we decided to get away to someplace warm and winter-free during Presidents’ Day week. We found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a beach resort that had to have easily been 75% children, and the kind that were at that time my worst nightmare of what kids could be [insert yours here, then multiply it as far as you can see] and we decided to both never have kids and never ever go away…
  • perfect corn muffins

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    We escaped the Frozen North this week to someplace warm and tropical and it almost feels like cheating. Shouldn’t we be shivering? Shouldn’t we be eating rib-sticking comfort food and not slurping fresh passion fruit from a spoon? How can we have the audacity to shuffle-smack around in sandy flip-flops while our arctic puffers collect dust in the closet? It turns out it’s not so difficult at all. But I’m not here to gloat, promise; I, too, was bone-chilled, quietly resentful of people anywhere that their face didn’t freeze within half a block of their apartment…
  • pecan sticky buns + news!

    12 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    Long after our son turned one, two, and then three; a good while after my first cookbook was published, which I liked to refer to as my “second” baby, much to the disappointment of grandparents, who were hoping for the kind they could snuggle with; a sizable amount of time after we’d more or less accepted that we’d be a family of three and three only, and thus made a few decisions that might make a fourth human seem a tiny bit poorly planned […adored new apartment with no space for a fourth resident, a second cookbook and expanding midsection racing towards…
  • oven-braised beef with tomatoes and garlic

    9 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    I realize that if you’re scouring the internet this week looking for something romantic to cook for that little Hallmark holiday this weekend, the words “pot roast” probably didn’t cross your search threshold. It’s not sexy food; nobody is writing aphrodisiac cookbooks about bottom rounds and boneless chucks. But if you ask me, it’s something better, something cozy, warm, and classic, which neither steals the show nor keeps you from enjoying it. It’s for people who long ago stopped aspiring to entertain in multi-course and completely exhausting meals…
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  • French Onion Soup

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    Is there anything more comforting on a chilly day than a hot bowl of French onion soup? Especially with a thick slice of toasted bread loaded with melty Gruyere cheese and lots of caramelized onions. Continue reading "French Onion Soup" »
  • Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:17 pm
    One of the blessings of our mild California climate (aside from the shorts and flip-flops weather while much of the country is bundled up in several layers of wool and fleece) is that I can look outside my kitchen window in February and see a lemon tree heavy with fruit and bushes of rosemary, oregano, and other herbs. Thus the inspiration for this easy skillet chicken thigh dish! Continue reading "Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken" »
  • Easy Sautéed Spinach

    9 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    Popeye was the best thing that ever hit the spinach industry. When I was a kid you couldn’t pay me to eat lima beans or peas, but spinach? I begged for it; we all did. Especially if it came from a can. We wanted to be cool like Popeye, who could knock Bluto to Kingdom Come just by downing a can of spinach, which always conveniently found its way to Popeye’s mouth when his situation was most dire. Our parents worked hard to convince us that cooked fresh spinach was just as good, if not better than the canned stuff. Continue reading "Easy Sautéed Spinach" »
  • Roast Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Sautéed Mushrooms

    8 Feb 2015 | 3:46 pm
    There are two kinds of special meals—those that take all day to make and require meticulous attention to detail lest you mess them up, and those that are easy and relatively foolproof, but are still delicious crowd pleasers. You can guess which one I prefer. Here is a perfect example of the latter—a beef tenderloin roast. Imagine a filet mignon, but as roast, one that you slice to serve, tender like a prime rib, but lean. Yes it is a rather pricey cut of beef; it is not an every day roast, but one for a special somebody or occasion. Continue reading "Roast Filet of Beef Tenderloin…
  • Kale Sausage Soup with Tomatoes and Chickpeas

    13 Jan 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Oh my it has been a cold week in much of the country—a good reason to stay inside and keep warm with a big pot of hearty soup! Kale is plentiful in the markets these days, mostly because it’s one vegetable that seems to thrive in cold temperatures. Kale and Italian sausage are one of those heavenly combinations, and together with beans, onions, tomatoes, and stock? Truly delicious. Continue reading "Kale Sausage Soup with Tomatoes and Chickpeas" »
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  • Creamy Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:33 pm
    I dare you to bring this to a potluck or backyard bbq. I guarantee there will be nothing left. With adaptations from Food Network Kitchen. -- posted by gailanng
  • Quick Fix Pot Roast

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Crock Pot Roast -- posted by Anonymous
  • Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Easy to make crockpot soup. Add more or fewer jalepenos to adjust the spice level to your taste. Add some cooked chorizo for extra flavor if you want. -- posted by kjoeisu
  • Jeff's Tuna Noodle Casserole

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Simple tuna noodle casserole with green beans, cheese and bread crumb crust. -- posted by Chef #1803258671
  • Beef With Broccoli

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    favorite Chinese dish, just like take out. -- posted by Anonymous
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • The Village Idiot’s Beans and Bitter Greens

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    Today I have a 5 star secret recipe for a tasty beans and bitter greens dish served at The Village Idiot in Los Angeles.  This incredible rich and meaty dish is full of flavor and is actually vegetarian.  This makes a hearty one-dish meal. The Village Idiot is a welcoming wood and brick gastropub with modern American pub grub, including house-butchered meats.  They also feature an impressive selection of whiskeys and draft beers. We also have some great bean dishes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 4 Foods To Never Eat For Breakfast Most people are eating the wrong…
  • Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    The weekend always goes by so fast, so I have some delicious time-saving recipes from our forum (shown below) for you to enjoy.  These dishes are easy to whip together with just a few ingredients.  First, I have a secret recipe for a tasty chicken tetrazzini that is ready in about 30 minutes. This recipe is only one of the tried and true chicken recipes featured in the “300 Chicken Recipes” cookbook.  This essential collection of mouthwatering chicken recipes has everything from casseroles to appetizers to pot pies, and more. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this…
  • McDonald’s(tm) McGriddle

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    Today I have a delicious secret recipe for one of McDonald’s most popular breakfast offerings. If you haven’t tried a McGriddle yet, then you are missing out on a sweet and savory creation. Two soft, warm griddle cakes with the sweet taste of maple baked right in with fluffy eggs, sausage and cheese in the middle. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and breakfast is complete. We have many more secret recipes from McDonald’s on our forum: Go Here =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Improve Your Health – Avoid These Food Combinations Starchy foods require alkaline…
  • Iron Horse Hotel Smyth Steak Sandwiches

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Today I have a delicious 5 star secret recipe for a steak sandwich served at the Iron Horse Hotel’s Smyth Restaurant.  Perfectly seasoned beef tenderloin served with caramelized onions and blue cheese on a roll.  So simple, yet so tasty. The Iron Horse Hotel is the transformation of a 100-year old warehouse into a one-of-a-kind hotel.  Their Smyth Restaurant features a menu crafted of soulful dishes and seasonal ingredients’ delivering fantastic food in an iconic setting. Serve this sandwich with some bacon ranch potato salad by using this recipe on our forum: Go Here Enjoy!
  • Easy Chocolate Graham Torte

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    I have some fantastic new recipes for your weekend dinners that are super easy and absolutely delicious.  First, I have a secret recipe for a sweet treat that is perfect for anyone who is diabetic.  This easy chocolate graham cracker torte is so simple and yummy enough that anyone will enjoy it. This recipe is only one of the yummy diabetic recipes featured in the “Delicious Diabetic Recipes” cookbook.  In this book, you will find over 500 fantastic recipes that are diabetic friendly. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this entire cookbook with their membership.  If…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • Fruit Loop Marshmallow Treats

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    If you like Rice Krispy treats, then you’re going to love this!  The same yummy treats you enjoy but made with fruit loops.  This recipe is ridiculously easy to make.  You can get creative and incorporate your favorite cereal in place of the fruit loops.  Fruity pebble treats…Honeycomb treats…Coco Puff treats… the possibilities are endless. 1/4 cup butter 1 package mini marshmallows (about 6 cups) 8 cups of Fruit Loops cereal Microwave the marshmallows and butter in a large bowl for about 2 minutes until melted and stir it up. Pour in the cereal and mix together.
  • Freebie Friday! Sugar

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Today through Sunday, get a free 1lb. box of Domino® or C&H® Brown Sugar! Click the image below to get your free coupon:
  • Mini Mac & Cheese Cups

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Who doesn’t love cheese and bacon?  These little appetizers are easy to make and are sinfully delicious. 1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups hot water 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni Salt, to taste 1/2 cup shredded sharp or medium Cheddar cheese (2 oz) 1/2 cup Colby-jack cheese 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 mini muffin pans with cooking spray. In 2- to 3-quart saucepan, heat evaporated milk, hot water, macaroni and salt to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 7 to 9 minutes,…
  • Roasted Beet Ketchup

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    1 lb. red beets, peeled and diced 1 cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup diced onion ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. ground coriander ¼ tsp. ground cloves ¼ tsp. garlic powder Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Line a baking sheet with foil.  Toss the diced beets with olive oil, salt and black pepper.  Spread the beets out on the baking sheet.  Bake in a 450 degrees F oven for about 40 minutes or until they are fork tender. Combine the roasted beets, vinegar, brown sugar, and onion in a 6-qt. saucepan and stir to combine. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to…
  • Cauliflower with Homemade Cheese Sauce

    3 Feb 2015 | 10:52 pm
    My Aunt makes this recipe for every holiday and it’s always a hit.  Everyone is always requesting this recipe, so here it is!  A whole head of cauliflower cooked to perfection and topped with a rich cheddar cheese sauce. Cheese Sauce: 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 6-8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on Medium heat. Stir in the flour and mix well until any possible floury clumps are worked out. Let the flour cook for a minute or two. Slowly add the milk, a tablespoon at a time at first, incorporating each spoonful completely…
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    Diet Recipes Blog

  • Asian-Style Plum Sauce recipe – 26 calories

    On a Diet
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    [pinit count=”horizontal”] Chilli, ginger and pepper promote digestion, invigorate blood circulation and strengthen our immune system. And of course, they provide a little spice! This sauce goes well with low-fat stir-fries or grilled meat. Asian-Style Plum Sauce recipe Ingredients: 1 kg plums 1 piece of ginger (about 60 g) 1 star anise 75 ml rice vinegar 1 dried chili pepper 1 tsp cinnamon 3 pinch cloves 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 pinches ground allspice 150 g jam sugar 3:1 salt, to taste Preparation: 1. Take 3 glasses or jars (each 400 ml) together with the cover, rinse with boiling…
  • Fish and Vegetable Skewers recipe – 100 calories

    On a Diet
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    [pinit count=”horizontal”] The fish in these low-calorie skewers provides 1/5 of the daily vitamin D requirements. This vitamin improves the coordination between muscles and nerves. In addition, fish is very rich in iodine. Fish and Vegetable Skewers with Lime Dip recipe Ingredients: 1 small ripe mango (about 250 g) 1 lime 1 small zucchini (150g) 4 cherry tomatoes 200 g cod fillet salt pepper 1/2 tsp yogurt butter 1 tsp pink peppercorns 100 g yogurt (0.1% fat) Preparation: 1. Peel the mango. Cut the fresh into thick stripes and dice. 2. Cut the lime in half and squeeze out the…
  • Green Smoothie recipe – 137 calories

    On a Diet
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    [pinit count=”horizontal”] A delicious and nutrient dense powerhouse smoothie. Green Smoothie recipe – 137 calories Ingredients: 2 ounces spinach 3 ounces kale 2 bananas 1 apple (cored) 2 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped) 1 ounce fresh ginger root (grated) 1/2 ounce fresh turmeric (grated) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 garlic cloves 1 ounce flax seed (ground) 32 ounces water (or to fill blender to 64 oz) Preparation: 1. Combine all the ingredients in a large blender and process until smooth 2. Serve immediately. 3. Note: Bananas and apples may be frozen in advance. Ice may be…
  • Best Low-Carb Recipes on the Net (September 2013 Edition)

    On a Diet
    4 Oct 2013 | 3:12 am
    Here are the best low-carb recipes published on the internet in the month of September 2013. If you think other recipes also deserve to be on this list, please leave a comment! More diet recipes from September 2013: Low-calorie recipes Low-fat recipes Gluten-free recipes Dairy-free recipes Paleo diet recipes Diabetic recipes LOW-CARB RECIPES Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie recipe by Julie @ The New Lighter Life Low-Carb Loaded Baked Cauliflower Low-Carb Loaded Baked Cauliflower recipe by Rhonda @ Just A Pinch Recipes Fresh Peach and Blueberry Yogurt Parfait Fresh Peach…
  • Best Low-Fat Recipes on the Net (September 2013 Edition)

    On a Diet
    3 Oct 2013 | 6:42 am
    Here are the best low-fat recipes published on the internet in the month of September 2013. If you think other recipes also deserve to be on this list, please leave a comment! More diet recipes from September 2013: Low-calorie recipes Low-carb recipes Gluten-free recipes Dairy-free recipes Paleo diet recipes Diabetic recipes LOW-FAT RECIPES Low Fat Egg White Chocolate Chip Cookies Low Fat Egg White Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe by Muscle Egg Low-Fat Pumpkin Cheesecake Low-Fat Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe by Cascia @ The Healthy Moms Magazine Low Fat, Low Calorie Chicken and Dumplings Low Fat,…
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Buckwheat Pancakes – Our Gang Loved Them

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    There’s nothing like a Little Rascals reference to make sure everyone knows you’re at least 50, but I just couldn't help it. I decided to do this video for buckwheat pancakes for a few reasons: I get lots of requests for anything breakfast; I’m trying to cook with more whole grains (see age reference above); and I heard someone say it’s almost impossible to make a great pancake using 100% buckwheat flour. Conventional pancake wisdom says you need to cut this nutty, earthy flour with regular flour to lighten the texture and taste, but I’m happy to report that’s not true. It…
  • Next Up: Buckwheat Pancakes

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
  • Brandade – Hot Cod

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    There are certain things that if I see on a menu, I will almost always order them, and brandade is one of those things. This amazing dish from the south of France can be made many different ways, but it’s usually some sort of combination of salt cod, potato, garlic, and olive oil. Once made, it can be eaten as is, or turned into a beautifully browned and bubbly gratin. Actually, forget I said that, as this should always be baked and eaten piping hot, ideally with some homemade crostini.The biggest (and only) challenge with this dish is handling the salt cod. It needs to be soaked in cold…
  • Homemade Beef Jerky – A Real Convenient Store

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Until recently, beef jerky was a late night, convenience store impulse buy, and what was in it was the least of your worries at that hour. I’ve had beef jerky where MSG was the most nutritious thing in it, but times have changed. Thanks to a new wave of modern day cave-people, eating healthy, high-protein snacks is all the rage, and while you can find many artisan brands out there, making your own is fun, easy, and using this method, relatively quick.  You can get great flavor with as little as a 3-hour marination, but feel free to go as long as 24-hours. I did half a batch using…
  • Next Up: Beef Jerky

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:33 pm
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  • Spiralized Shanghai Beef and Broccoli

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    Marinated sirloin steak with broccoli and spiralized broccoli noodles in a delicious hoisin sauce. This dish is out-of-this-world good, and so filling I couldn't even finish it! You NEED this in your life!Here's the deal, you know those broccoli stems you usually throw out? Well you can spiralize them and use them in place of noodles in dishes like this easy Asian stir fry for a low-carb alternative to noodles. There's lots of spiralizers out there and I'm often asked which I use, I love my Paderno Spiralizer, it's the easiest way to make zucchini noodles, sweet potato…
  • Baked Chicken with Dijon and Lime

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Easy weeknight dinner solution – grab some chicken, remove the skin, brush it with this Dijon-lime sauce and put it in the oven. I've been making this recipe for years using thighs until the USDA changed the calories and fat contact for thighs. Now I do this with drumsticks, you can use any parts you like.While the chicken's cooking, grab a bag of lettuce, and top it with one of these delicious DeLallo SaladSavors® that make life so easy. These are the BEST, and come in 6 varieties with top quality ingredients. All you have to do is add some oil and vinegar, and you have an amazing…
  • Petite Crust-less Quiche

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    Loaded with turkey kielbasa, veggies and cheese, this slimmed down quiche will not dissapoint.I like to make these on weekends, and reheat leftovers for the week. I usually refrigerate them for up to 3 days or freeze them to reheat at a later time.You can swap the veggies for anything you like, and the kielbasa can be swapped with ham or sausage. Two muffin sized quiches are perfectly satisfying, and to be honest, who needs the crust? If you try, let me know what you think! Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Oven Roasted Cauliflower

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Roasting cauliflower brings out its nuttiness flavor and caramelizes the edges. This is such an easy way to prepare it, I toss it with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and top it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some lemon zest when it comes out of the oven.I can eat a whole bowl of this for lunch, but I usually make this as a side for steaks, pork chops or chicken. An irresistible side dish, even to people who don't like cauliflower. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Spiralized Mediterranean Beet and Feta Skillet Bake

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Beet noodles baked with tomatoes, red onion, olives and Feta. Serve this as an appetizer with some baked pita chips, as a side dish or even as a main dish, topped with grilled shrimp or chicken – this dish is a keeper!I think most of you know I'm pretty obsessed with my spiralizer, (I LOVE my Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer) but my friend Ali is even more obsessed than me, if that's even possible. So obsessed, she devoted her entire blog to this gadget and just came out with a cookbook that you will need to get your hands on! The book is called Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into…
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    Lite Bite

  • Recipe | Amaranth Flat breads with Onion-Tomato Relish – Food, a language we all speak

    sanjeeta kk
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Food is an invaluable asset to connect with people across the globe and is also a perfect medium to get access to the cultural habits and cooking traditions of any region. “Are you free for an hour or so in the day to meet, do let me know”, the mail from chef Saransh read. What do you do when you get a mail from a celebrity chef asking you to take time out for a food walk in your city. You count your blessings and leave every important work aside to make it happen A few more mails exchanged and  we zeroed in on a few local eateries around Mylapore and T. nagar in the city to visit for…
  • Recipe | Foxnuts in Spinach Gravy aka Palak Makhane ki Subji – Moms will always be moms

    sanjeeta kk
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    “Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story. Because hers is where yours begin.”~M. Albom “I prepared ‘Panjiri’ today with fresh gond & Makhane. ‘M’ got it for me from Jaisalmer” told mom during our telephonic conversation the other day. “Awee…I already miss your gond ke ladoo and Palak Makhane ki subji , big time. Okay, mom, I have got to go now” I said and disconnected the line, stuffing my washing machine with soiled clothes. Two days later, I received a parcel from mom. I hurriedly removed the brown paper and saw a beautiful set of…
  • Recipes | Arachuvitta Sambhar and Vatha Kulambu – Indian spices and aromatic cooking

    sanjeeta kk
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:45 pm
    “But your looks, accent, mannerism…I can’t believe you are not a South Indian….you don’t look like a Rajasthani  to me from any angle” her gaze narrowed on my face. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” I replied with a cheery grin pulling out my glasses from the box and getting ready for the interview to follow. She nodded with a naughty smile and started the audio recorder. Some days back, Kalyan Karmakar a food blogger friend contacted me and connected me to ‘S’ from IMRB international who was looking to source out expert opinion in regional cuisine of Tamil Nadu. “We…
  • Recipe | Baby Potatoes in Spices & Yogurt aka Dum Aloo – Dreams don’t work unless you do

    sanjeeta kk
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”~ Maxwell A crazy week of food photo-shoot at Isha Life in Chennai, and I am back home…finally. With no more running around carrying heavy loads of props and no shots to plan for the days, it feels good to relax & enjoy a bowl of home-cooked ‘Poha’ and ginger tea on my swing. Hmm… it has been 4 years since I started my first food styling shoot for Brown Tree. I now have successfully completed more than 15 projects for well know companies and brands of India. I remember how anxious and skeptical I was when I said ‘yes’ to my first…
  • Recipes | Mixed vegetable curry in freshly ground spices aka ‘Gobbi Kootu’ with coconut rice – Tradition is to feed the fire

    sanjeeta kk
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:37 am
    “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” ~ G. Mahler Not so long ago, Sankranti to me was all about flying kites and gorging on some delectable winter specialties. Yes, I could not think beyond my crunchy revadis, gajak, til ladoos, Gajar halwa and sinful Panjiri when the festival of Lohri or Makar sankranti approached in mid January. It was only after my marriage and settling down in South India I came to know that Sankranti is more than our kite flying frenzy and throwing puffed rice in bonfire. Though this festival of harvest called Makar Sankranti or…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Italian Eggplant Grilled Cheese

    Lauren Keating
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Italian eggplant grilled cheese sandwiches feature all the flavor of eggplant parmesan, but take only 15 minutes to make. Plus they’re lactose-free, thanks to GO Veggie! smoked provolone slices! A few months ago we were eating at a local restaurant when an item on the menu caught my eye: a roasted broccoli and mozzarella panini. I was seriously tempted, but I knew that amount of cheese would probably give me a terrible stomach ache and it wouldn’t be worth the calories anyway. I tucked the idea away in the back of my mind and figured I would make it at home with GO…
  • Irish Lamb and Barley Soup with Turnips

    Lauren Keating
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    This brothy soup features tender pieces of lamb cooked with potatoes, carrots, and turnips. Fresh parsley and lemon juice brighten it up and remind you that Spring is on its way!  It’s time for another edition of Progressive Eats, a virtual dinner party where we share recipes following a themed menu. This month I’m hosting, which meant I got to pick the theme! Of course, I picked my absolute favorite thing to eat: soup! I’m so excited for this menu. In addition to a bunch of soups that look amazing, we’re having salad, rolls (what good is a bowl of soup without some…
  • Baked Apple Cheesecake Empanadas

    Lauren Keating
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Tender-crisp empanada shells are stuffed with homemade apple pie filling and sweetened cream cheese for a delicious twist on hand pies. These hand-held treats are baked instead of fried to help save calories.  Today I’m sharing my third and final recipe featuring Ruby Frost apples. Since they’re grown in New York, I thought it would be fun to make a recipe that highlights my home state – and what says “New York” more than cheesecake? I considered making an apple pie I considered making an apple pie cheesecake, but decided to make apple cheesecake empanadas instead.
  • Dairy Free Banana Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

    Lauren Keating
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    These tender banana cupcakes are made with coconut oil and cashew milk, so they’re completely dairy free. Top them with swirls of brown sugar buttercream for a crave-worthy treat! Do you ever get a craving that you just can’t shake? I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve been craving banana cake since December. It came out of nowhere and just would. not. go. away. Of course every recipe for banana cake that I could find was incredibly rich and full of buttermilk, sour cream, and calories. Of course every recipe for banana cake that I could find was incredibly rich and…
  • Roast Sausages with Apples and Parsnips {+ a giveaway}

    Lauren Keating
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    You can never go wrong with a sheet pan full of roasted vegetables, but when you add chicken sausages and sliced apples it’s a sure bet that dinner will be a hit!   I’ve been really into sheet pan dinners lately: They’re delicious, impossibly easy to make, and they give me an excuse to turn on the oven and warm the house up a little bit. Plus, since everything cooks together, I’m only left with one pan to wash! As I mentioned last week when I shared the recipe for my breakfast risotto, I’ve been working with the New York Apple Growers to develop some recipes…
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • 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
  • Greek Recipe Index

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    Just a reminder that you can take a look at our Recipe Index to see at a glance all the Greek recipes on our blog (over 150) and go directly to your choice. Just click here or click the tab at the top of the page.Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 7 Greek Clean Monday Recipes

    21 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    In 2 days time it is Clean Monday in Greece. This is the start of the Lent period before Easter and there are several traditional dishes that are eaten on this day. Below, you'll find 7 of them. Just click on the links to go to the recipes. Kala Koulouma!Taramosalata Greek Pickles (Toursi)Lagana Bread Butter Beans Plaki (Gigantes)Fried Squid (Kalamari)Stuffed Squid (Kalamarakia Gemista)Cuttlefish with Spinach (Soopyes me Spanaki)Eat and Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 25 Most Popular Greek Recipes In 2014

    6 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    This is a look back at 2014 and the most popular recipes on our blog over the last 12 months. Thank you all for checking them out - we hope you enjoyed those that you tried. The recipes are listed in ascending order of popularity, with Tzatziki being the No.1.How many of these did you try this year - and how many are you going to try in 2015? 25.  Avgolemono SoupAvgolemono is a Greek egg and lemon juice mixture - avgomeaning egg and lemoni meaning lemon. The soup is made with this juice added to chicken and rice and, as well as being tasty, is also very healthy. 24. …
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    31 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
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    Pots and Frills

  • Very Light Napa Cabbage Salad

    Pots and Frills
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    Today a very light and easy salad. I used to buy Napa (also called Chinese) cabbage very often and made many salads with it. However, somehow drawn to different types of lettuce available those days I forgot about Napa cabbage for a while. I made this salad this winter and tested it on my vegetarian friends over Christmas. They enthusiastically approved this recipe for sharing. Yesterday, I served it again and a young friend asked me for the recipe. This salad has some exotic flavors thanks to mango and jicama. Both are those days widely available in all grocery stores. Jicama, which has a…
  • Upside Down Apple Cake

    Pots and Frills
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This cake is a prefect dessert for today's weather as it tastes best when it is warm. And it is also very easy to make. It is neither a typical tart Tatin nor a true upside down cake. It is rather a combination of both. The crust of this cake is soft like in upside down cakes but it is much thinner, more like in tart Tatin, and a little bit similar to muffins in texture. My son, who is a lover of all simple apple cakes, praised it very much and had half of it before it cooled down. You can serve it with a dollop of crême fraîche, sour cream , or whipped cream, which will melt slightly on…
  • Lemon Grass and Chicken Thai Soup

    Pots and Frills
    7 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    In the past couple of months I have been exploring the secrets of Thai cuisine. One of my friends from our yoga class is Thai. Sometimes we talk about food before classes so I asked her if she was willing to teach me a couple of Thai dishes. She said she was not a pro or chef but would be happy to teach me home made Thai food that she learned from her mother and grandmother. That was exactly what I dreamed of. My friend turned out to be a great, very meticulous teacher. During our three meetings she taught me several basic Thai dishes that became already my family's favorites. I have learned…
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Tart with Truffle Cream

    Pots and Frills
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:37 pm
    It looks like the season for Jerusalem artichokes, which are among my favorite winter vegetables, has started. I saw them in several places, so last week I got a pound of them for the first time this year. I had a vague idea of but not a concrete recipe for what I would do with them. I wanted to make a tart, something that always works and that I like very much. I imagined that a tart similar to a sweet apple tart, French style but with Jerusalem artichokes could taste great. I made a pie crust but this time I rolled it out very thin, to the size of a large pizza dish. First, I baked it until…
  • Brutti ma Boni—Hazelnut Meringue Cookies

    Pots and Frills
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Over the holiday season when I cooked and baked a lot, I collected almost a half-pint of leftover egg whites. I had to use them before they became too old, so I started to look for the recipes calling just for whites. First, I made a batch of basic white meringues, which I make quite often. But I had still a lot of whites left. Looking into many culinary resources I found two other interesting recipes. One was for a soft meringue dessert which I will try some time soon. The other was for easy hazelnut cookies which many Italian cookbooks mention. They seem perfect for this season. So today I…
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    A Cornish Food Blog | Jam and Clotted Cream

  • Let’s taste the Royal drink- a perfect Cuppa

    Beth Sachs
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:12 am
    Tea has become the most quintessential part in British beverage. It is just not about a drink rather it is a great tradition in Britain to take a cup of tea to gratify the moment of charm. We must express our gratitude to the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung, who introduced the elegant taste of tea leaves to the world around 3000 years back and noted the herbal qualities of tea leaves. Therefore, though tea is a typical British drink but it has its root to the ancient China. It was 17thcentury, when the Great Britain first came to know about tea and it gradually has become the essential part of the…
  • ​Making His Valentine’s Day With the Perfect Gift

    Beth Sachs
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    Valentine’s Day is approaching! It’s the perfect time to show the special man in your life just how much you care. However, finding the perfect present for the man who seems to already have everything can be tricky. Here are a few ideas to get you started.Hampers for Him Specially prepared hampers for him take the pressure out of shopping and these hampers are packed with decadent treats that your partner is sure to love. There’s a wide range of hampers for him available from Thorntons, complete with tasty chocolates. One of the best things about giving your partner a hamper is that…
  • Meal Plan 19th January - 25th January 2015

    Beth Sachs
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    It's about time I got back to posting my meal plans. With 11 weeks until baby #3 is due I'm conscious I need to get organised. As well as starting to make meals for the freezer I've also started a major decluttering of the house using the KonMarie method. If you haven't heard about it have a google. It is AMAZING, if a little bonkers in places. In other news I'm due to start Maternity Leave in 6 weeks so have been reigning in the finances in preparation. I've managed to get our weekly food shop down to between £40-£45 which I'm pretty happy about. Obviously this will go up when baby arrives…
  • Giveaway: £25 House of Fraser Gift Voucher

    Beth Sachs
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The lovely folks at House of Fraser have kindly given me a £25 gift voucher to give away to one Jam and Clotted Cream reader ....just in time for Christmas!To enter:To win the prize all you need to do is;1. Complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries2. Entries can be via blog comment, Twitter, Facebook etc3. UK entrants onlyFor more information on how to enter blog giveaways using Rafflecopter please see this short video.Rafflecopter will tweet, like and follow on your behalf. For information on finding the URL of your tweet please see this. a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Christmas Meal Plan 2014

    Beth Sachs
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    Its been way too long since I was here. Those that follow me on Instagram or Twitter will know I'm currently expecting baby number 3 and working 5 days a week so its been extra busy. The baby is due at the beginning of April and I am due to start Mat Leave during February half term (when I hope to be able to start blogging again more regularly). Anyhow, to ease me back in gently I thought I'd post my Christmas week meal plan which will hopefully provide you with some inspiration and ideas for your festive get togethers. Due to moving to a bigger house in Februrary (with a rather large…
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  • Light and Airy Tofu Tacos

    Better Recipes Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    We know, we know. When tofu’s in a recipe, it’s usually bland and has the consistency of soaked cardboard. However, we’ve finally found a recipe which includes tofu that actually tastes good! These tacos are a wonderful meatless way to enjoy some delicious Tex-Mex flavor without piling on the calories. Serve these with some low-fat cheese, Greek yogurt, and freshly prepared guacamole on the side for a surprisingly healthy meal idea. If you’re feeling like making it a first atmosphere, you can prepare some whole fruit margaritas and really get the party started! Keep…
  • Luscious Japanese Daifuku Cakes

    Better Recipes Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:29 pm
    No, that’s not a typo and we didn’t sneeze. Daifuku means “great luck” in Japanese and is a type of cake served in the country. If you’ve never tried them, you’ll love the wonderfully dense flavor and delicate lightness to the dessert. Try them the next time you’re having a dinner party, as they’re a wonderful dessert to enjoy while people are having conversation. As a single serving dessert idea, they also make a great item to bring along to your next potluck. Serve these with some coffee or green tea on the sides and people will love them!
  • Party-Ready Pickle, Pepper, and Cheese Skewers

    Better Recipes Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    There’s something about hosting or attending a party and having to bring food that gives people the shivers. It really doesn’t have to be that crazy, you can whip up just a few items with simple ingredients and people will love it! Also remember that the party is not so much about the food as it is about the company and conversation. That being said, these simple  skewers make a wonderful appetizer people can pick up and snack on without slowing down the party! Keep reading for the recipe…  This recipe is a wonderful base, and you can vary the recipe to you and your guests…
  • You Can’t Deny This Baklava

    Better Recipes Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:08 am
    Baklava is such a wonderful dessert that comes from Greece (or Turkey, depending on who you talk to). We love it because it’s loaded with wonderfully sweet flavors, and is lighter than something like a brownie. This makes a wonderful winter dessert if you’re getting tired of all the cakes and pies but still crave a sweet dessert. This goes wonderfully with your favorite tea or coffee, and we like to enjoy it as a weekend breakfast. Keep reading for the recipe…  This makes a wonderful dessert to enjoy after a meal of filling gyros or roasted shawarma. You can also freeze…
  • The Mini Pizzas of Your Dreams

    Better Recipes Staff
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    We can’t get enough of pizza, and might actually be in love with the easy recipe. However, it can be really easy to go overboard with America’s favorite food. Instead of calling the local delivery place and ordering yourself a greasy pie, why not prepare these simply scrumptious mini pizzas? They’re a perfectly portion controlled way of enjoying the cheesy deliciousness. Keep reading for the recipe…  These mini pizzas make a wonderful appetizer for a party, and can even be enjoyed as a main course for a slightly healthier party. We love to prepare the dough and bake…
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  • For the Love of … Chocolate!

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Check out For the Love of … Chocolate! by Cooks&Books&Recipes at We’re in the month of February, and you know what that means … chocolate! OK, maybe it also means flowers and kisses and Valentine’s Day and snow and grime and winter and nothing to cheer for on the weekends (football withdrawal), but let’s get back to the chocolate. Science shows that there is indeed proof that it produces pleasurable sensations, perhaps even better than being in love. And dark chocolate has all those healthy flavonoids, so we can tell ourselves we’re doing…
  • 12 Quick Healthy Dinner Recipes: Get Fit, Spend Less, Enjoy More

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Check out Recipes for Getting Fit, Spending Less, & Enjoying More by Cooks&Books&Recipes at It’s January. Clearly, there are three things top-most on your mind: (1) losing weight & getting fit, (2) spending less money, and (3) enjoying more of your life/family/friends. Did I guess your New Year’s resolutions correctly? The food that you cook and eat can help you meet your goals in all three categories. You can prepare food that is healthier for you (lose weight & get fit), that is less expensive (spend less money), and that is quick to make (have more time…
  • Stone Fruit and Almond Jam {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Stone Fruit and Almond Jam recipe from Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Bread Every Day by Donna Currie Stone Fruit and Almond Jam. Photo credit: Donna, Cookistry Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee}: I told you all about aebleskivers — and gave you Donna’s easy & quick recipe —  here. What I forgot to give you is ideas on what to serve with the aebleskivers. And really, that’s pretty darn critical. First I get out the peanut butter, because I love the nuttiness with breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles, even plain ol’ toast. But…
  • Cookbook Giveaways!

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    12 Days of Christmas Cookbook Giveaways, 2014 The deadline for the first four cookbooks in our “12 Days” of cookbook giveaways has come and gone, with the winners now chosen and announced. But hey, we still have EIGHT amazing cookbooks to give to lucky Cooks&Books&Recipes readers! I don’t want you to miss out — the deadline for these is Monday, January 19 — so here is the list (with links) for the remaining cookbooks: Day 5: Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere, by Dorie Greenspan Day 6: Eggs on Top: Recipes Elevated by an…
  • French Onion Dip {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    French Onion Dip recipe from Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook French Onion Dip. Photo credit: Todd Coleman The Editors of SAVEUR magazine on French Onion Dip: Our favorite recipe for this classic dip showcases onions three ways: fried, roasted, and fresh. Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee}: I didn’t grow up eating gourmet food cooked by my mom. For one thing, in the 60s and 70s I don’t think there were too many mothers following blogs (well, of course, there weren’t blogs back then) and worrying about cooking the most-Pinned recipes for their families. There was amazingly…
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  • Local Chef Cooking In “Hell’s Kitchen”

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Chef Meghan Gill from Stefano’s On The Market is competing on “Hell’s Kitchen” starting tonight right here on Your Fox 2127.the special on the menu that week. long-time viewers of our newscast will remember meghan made her television debut right here on your fox 21/27 morning news in our “what’s for ?ñlunch wednesdays” segments back in 20-12 and 2013. the season 14 premiere of hell’s kitchen airs tonight, at 8 o’clock, right here on your fox 21/27. we’ll take a look at the day’s headlines coming up next. you’re watching…
  • Crunch Berry Doughnut

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    ozarks today in case you missed itchain hopes to raise three-and-a-half million-dollars. #### taco bell is teaming up with cap’n crunch to offer an unusual sweet treat. cap’n crunch delights. they’re deep fried crunch berry doughnut holes–filled with a creamy icing center. get 2 for a dollar… or 4 for a dollar-69. the company says if the item does well in its testing phase–then it could go nationwide. #### Check out Crunch Berry Doughnut on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an…
  • National Pancake Day Benefits Children’s Miracle Network

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    It is National Pancake Day. IHOP restaraunts all over the country are serving up a free short stack of flap jacks to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.restaraunts all over the country are serving up a short stack of flap jacks to raise money for the children’s miracle network. with more, we’re joined by from the children’s miracle network. Check out National Pancake Day Benefits Children’s Miracle Network on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an extensive food dictionary. Also…
  • TMN List: 3-3-15

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    The Morning News Team reveals that some foods are what they claim to be.dan: whether you’re dining out or whipping up an easy dinner at home, you like to think that the foods you eat are as advertised, right? that may not always be the case. here’s five foods that are masquerading as something they’re not. red velvet. sadly, the trademark red hue doesn’t signify any special flavor: most red velvet recipes are just artificially colored chocolate cake. staci lyn: breakfast syrup. whipping up a batch of waffles for breakfast? you might want to think twice before adding…
  • National Pancake Day Raises Money For Local Kids

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    If you get a short stack of pancakes, you’re asked to make a small donation to help Children’s Miracle Network. The money raised will stay local.can help local sick children and eat pancakes at the same time. Several ihop restaurants are partnering with Children’s Miracle Network for National Pancake Day. wdbj7 Mornin’s Alison Parker is live in Roanoke at the Valley View ihop to show us where exactly donations will go. All the money raised from the ihop locations in Roanoke, Salem and Christiansburg will go straight toward helping local sick children. I’m here…
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Curried Goat and Pigeon Peas

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    This curried goat and pigeon peas is the bomb.  When you're tired of the same old same old way of preparing goat I would recommend that you try adding some pigeon peas into the mix. It really brings out the taste of the curried goat and makes it a complete side dish that you could [...]
  • Multigrain Loaf

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:52 am
    This multigrain loaf or bread was made especially for all those health conscious individuals who read my blog regularly.   Even if you're not as health conscious as you should be, this healthy multigrain bread can give you some variety in your daily nutrition. But, once you start eating multigrain breads you tend hardly to ever [...]
  • Traditional Coconut Drops

    8 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    I like the taste of the traditional coconut drops. And, I am not the only one.  My son gobbled these delicious, light cake-like coconut drops in a little while.  This is the traditional coconut drops, not like the coconut drops sold in most bakeries. They religiously scrimp on the coconut ingredients, add more flour and [...]
  • A Healthy Salad

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Some time last year I embarked on a 7-day detox.  During that detox, I had lots of fresh salads (as a matter of fact it was mostly fresh salads).   I have to admit, at first it was unbearable - all I had was "bush" to eat without the slightest hint of dressing.   I overcame that [...]
  • Curried Tofu

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Curried tofu for me is indeed an experiment gone right. After an exciting episode with the tofu vegetable stir fry I have gained some experience with tofu and was ready for another challenge. As I explained before, tofu takes some skill when you're preparing it because of the inherent bland taste and the texture you [...]
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  • Broccoli Cream Soup

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Ingredients: 3/4 cup broccoli 1/2 cup vegetable stock 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 pinch of salt ( to taste) 1 pinch of pepper 1 pinch of cayenne pepper Preparation: Cook the broccoli in the vegetable stock until soft, then puree in a blender until smooth. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Add the cream. Pass through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the Whipper, screw on 1 cream charger and shake vigorously. Keep the Whipper warm at max. 165 °F in a bain-marie or in a water bath.
  • Caramel Cream

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Ingredients: 1.5 cups heavy cream .5 cups caramel sauce Preparation: Put all ingredients into a 0.5 L (1 US Pint) Whipper. Screw on 1 cream charger and shake vigorously. Serving Suggestion: Goes well with ice cream. Fill 1 waffle ice cream cone per person with caramel cream and arrange on a chilled plate with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. Tastes great with a berry garnish.
  • Berry Mousse

    29 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    Ingredients: 1/2 lb forest berries 3/4 cup heavy cream 2.5 oz. powdered sugar 2 tbsp. Grand Marnier 4 pieces sheet(s) of gelatin 1 pieces vanilla bean(s) 1 pieces lemon(s) Preparation: Puree the berries with sugar until smooth. Add vanilla seeds and finely grated lemon zest. Heat the Grand Marnier to 122 °F and dissolve the pressed gelatin in it. Stir the heavy cream into the berry puree and pass through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Serving Suggestion: Garnish the berry mousse with fresh fruit.
  • Gingerbread Cream

    3 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Ingredients: 1.5 cups heavy cream .5 cup milk .5 cup chocolate sauce 1/4 cup gingerbread spice mix ( to taste ) Preparation: Stir together all ingredients and pass through the iSi funnel & sieve. Put into a 1 US pint Whipper, screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Meringue

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Ingredients: 10 pieces Egg white 3/4 cup Sugar 1 tsp Lemon juice 1/2 tsp Salt Preparation: Pass the egg white through a fine mesh sieve and stir in sugar in a casserole dish. heat to 50 °C (122 °F). Ensure that the sugar fully dissolves. Beat briefly with an egg whisk, remove from the heat, and cool the dish by placing on ice water. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Shake vigorously before serving. Tip: Can be served warm by pouring the mixture into…
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • The Sunday Dish

    Brandon Matzek
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    When I started The Sunday Dish, I told myself I was going to do everything I could to not miss a week.  To stay consistent.  To not break the chain.  And three weeks in, I broke the chain  This is why I usually don’t do regular features around here on Kitchen Konfidence.  My work/personal life schedule can sometimes get hectic, so the only regular standard I hold myself to is to share at least 1 recipe a week.  However, today, I am getting back up on the horse, because I really enjoyed writing and sharing The Sunday Dish parts 1 and 2, I want to keep this going, and I’m…
  • Dark Chocolate Brownies with Pistachios and Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

    Brandon Matzek
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    I’ve got a real treat for you guys today. Take a moment and just indulge in these deep, dark chocolate brownies.  The delicious mess on top features several layers of rich, salty caramel, grassy shelled pistachios, and glistening flecks of flakey sea salt.  I just love the combination of salty pistachios and bittersweet chocolate.  But if you’re not a pistachio fan, you can definitely substitute in pecans or walnuts. I’ve actually have another recipe on Kitchen Konfidence for salted caramel sauce.  My 2011 recipe has several additional ingredients and steps that…
  • Inventive San Diego Cocktails [with recipe!]

    Brandon Matzek
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    It’s a well-known fact that San Diego is the craft beer capital of the US, but did you know that our cocktail game is equally on point?  We’ve got bars and restaurants that are making their own flavored syrups, ginger beer, bitters, shrubs and alcohol infusions. Pairing these handcrafted elements with thoughtful flavor combinations results in some seriously inventive and damn tasty cocktails. Below, I teamed up with Expedia Viewfinder to share a variety of libations from 3 hot bars and restaurants in San Diego plus a recipe for an incredible tequila cocktail.Continue reading:…
  • The Sunday Dish

    Brandon Matzek
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Greetings everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this fine post-Valentine’s Day Sunday.  Summer has officially arrived here in San Diego.  All week long, we’ve been enjoying 80 – 90° weather, full sunshine, and warm, steady winds.  I would be at the beach right now; however my full time job has me working this weekend.  I do have tomorrow and Tuesday off, so I might still be able to get a beach day in soon. If you’re wondering what “The Sunday Dish” is, please check out this article here.  So much happened this week that needs to be shared!  Let’s…
  • Porchetta Pork Tenderloin

    Brandon Matzek
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    I have been dying to share this recipe for Porchetta Pork Tenderloin with you guys. Why?  Because it’s quickly become my new favorite weeknight meal.  With just 10 minutes of prep work and 30 – 40 minutes cook time, this show-stopper entree can turn a boring weeknight dinner into a dazzling pork on pork extravaganza.  And I mean, how bad could that be? Before we get to this pork-tastic recipe, let’s talk about porchetta in general.  Porchetta, Italian in origin, is traditionally made by stuffing an entire de-boned pig with ground pork (usually offal), and seasonings.
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    Within the Kitchen

  • Chocolate Banana Muffins with Avocado

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    This is a simple way to make use of overripe bananas and avocados. Feel free to add chocolate chips (1/2-1 cup) for even more chocolate flavor. If chocolate isn't your thing, you can also omit the cocoa and add an additional 1/4 cup of flour (I'd also add 1 tsp cinnamon).Ingredients3/4 c overripe banana (2 medium)1/4 c very ripe avocado (1/2 small)2 eggs2/3 cup brown sugar1/4 c vegetable oil1 tsp vanilla1/2 tsp salt3-1/2 tsp baking powder1 - 3/4 c flour1/4 c cocoa12 banana chips (optional)InstructionsSpray 12 muffins tins with nonstick spray.Preheat oven to 400 degrees (if using nonstick or…
  • Broccoli Farro Salad

    2 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    This salad is easy to make. I make it for dinner and take lefts overs for lunch. I've only recently started adding farro to our shopping list but I love it! It makes the dish more substantial and adding whole grains is always a plus to any meal. There are many different kinds of farro and some are quicker to cook than others. I use Trader Joe's 10 minute farro but what ever you use just follow the package's directions. You can even make it ahead or make more than you will use so you have left overs!If you can't find farro, you can substitute something else - rice, barley, bulgar wheat, quinoa…
  • Basil Pesto

    20 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    The Busboy (Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld)(Jerry, George, and Elaine are all eating at an Italian restaurant. George hasn't eaten anything)GEORGE: Why do I get pesto? Why do I think I'll like it? I keep trying to like it, like I have to like it.JERRY: Who said you have to like it?GEORGE: Everybody likes pesto. You walk into a restaurant, that's all you hear - pesto, pesto, pesto.JERRY: I don't like pesto.GEORGE: Where was pesto 10 years ago?LOL. Classic. But seriously, who doesn't love pesto? So fresh, so green, so delicious!Can you ever have too much basil?Ingredients200 g basil leaves…
  • Mango Tango Berry Smoothie

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Smoothies in the morning are an easy way to grab a nutritious cup of fruits and veggies especially for people who don't like a big breakfast.This one is easy peasy. And it doesn't have anything but fruit in it - no dairy. Throw in a handful of frozen mango, fresh or frozen strawberries, pineapple and a 2 peeled oranges. I add 1/2 c  water (more if needed). Blend away and it's done! It honestly tastes like spring feels - clean, fresh, pure and refreshing. If you want you can add some hemp hearts for added nutrition.Ingredients1/2 cup frozen mango1 c strawberries2 medium orange, peeled1/2…
  • Orange Spiced Tea Poppy Seed Loaf with OJ Glaze

    9 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    I drink coffee. A lot of coffee. For the most part, I only drink tea if I'm feeling sick or my mom is in town. But baking with tea is something different - I love it. I didn't really think about it until I attended the IFBC 2014 in Seattle last September. There, I attended a session led by Cindi Bigelow, President & CEO of Bigelow Tea. I learned an amazing amount of facts and information about tea. We also tasted amazing baked goods with tea as a main ingredient. This what inspired this loaf. Bonus: My kids loved it!Brush with tea glaze - poke holes in top of loaf to ensure maximum tea…
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    Eat In Eat Out

  • Turtle Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Sweet of the Month for March: salted caramel, pecans, chocolate cake and hot fudge! In my last post I was kind of whining about the weather, whining about work, and feeling a bit sorry for myself. Believe me, working on March Sweet of the Month really helped cheer me up! Sometimes you’ve just got to have some hot... Read More » The post Turtle Hot Fudge Pudding Cake appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • February Roundup: Top 4 recipes

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    The best and worst of a really bitter month. I am so glad to see the back-end of February! It just plain sucked. Here’s four reasons why… 1 – Where I am, in Toronto, February 2015 is on track to be the coldest month of February ON RECORD. That says a lot, after all it’s Canada man. With... Read More » The post February Roundup: Top 4 recipes appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo

    22 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    This slow cooker version is a delicious twist on traditional ‘gumbo’. The slow cooker is one of the best time-saving appliances in the kitchen. Have you tried one yet? It’s great for beginner cooks because all you have to do is fill it and turn it on. Hours later, you come home to a house filled with... Read More » The post Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Minute Steak with Ratatouille

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The Meal Maker: super fast week-night meal with a fresh new twist! Heading home from work, but rushing back out with the kids to hockey or ballet?  Looking for a nutritious meal that gives everyone the boost of energy they need, but is on the table in 20 minutes? I have the solution… Did your Mom make you Minute Steaks... Read More » The post Minute Steak with Ratatouille appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Cauliflower Pineapple Fried Rice

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    Celebrate Meatless Monday with this delicious 20-minute meal that actually has no rice! Have you guys been trying to go Meatless on Mondays? It’s a great way to find new ways to use veggies and add alternatives to meat proteins to your meal plan. As you may have gathered from past posts, I’ve been experimenting with using cauliflower... Read More » The post Cauliflower Pineapple Fried Rice appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
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    Veena's Kitchen

  • Microwave chicken biriyani

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:52 am
    Microwave chicken biriyani very quick and easy to make chicken biriyani in very less time using a microwave   Ingredients: (for 1 portion) Long grain rice or Basmati rice (1/2 cup) Dried red... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Pink tea cupcakes

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    Pink tea cupcakes are soft and yummy. they make fantastic tea time snacks. Ingredients: All purpose flour (1 cup) Cornflour (1/2 cup) Baking powder(1/2 cup) Baking soda(a pinch) Eggs(4) Powdered... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baked french toast

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Celebrate this valentine’s day with this special breakfast dish and please your loved ones with this quick and tasty baked french toast. Ingredients: Cinnamon & raisin bread (8 slices) Eggs... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lauki ka halwa (microwave recipe)

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Lauki ka halwa/Dudhi halwa or Bottle Gourd dessert recipe is a microwave recipe, It is a different version of the recipe than the original recipe as it is made in microwave. It tastes the same and is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple cinnamon jam (microwave recipe)

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Apple cinnamon jam is a fun way to celebrate breakfast. This microwave recipe shows you an easy way of how to make apple jam. Ingredients:  Apple (skin pealed & cut into pieces, 2 apples)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Eclectic Recipes

  • Easy Basic White Bread (Bread Machine)

    Angie McGowan
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    A few months ago, when I was browsing the yard sales in my neighborhood, I made an awesome find, a bread machine! I had been looking for one for a few years. It’s one of those things I wanted to add to my kitchen appliance collection, but necessarily didn’t want to pay full price for, because I knew  I wouldn’t be using it that much. Well, I was wrong, I’ve been using that little bread maker every week. There’s just something special about freshly made bread. The aroma it fills your house with , the taste and the texture is just so superior to anything you buy…
  • Eggs Benedict with Spinach, Tomato and Avocado Hollandaise

    Angie McGowan
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    For the past year or so, I’ve gotten really good about making breakfast every morning. Part of it is to make sure my son eats something good before school, and part of it  is to make sure my husband and I have a healthy breakfast that prevents us from binge eating later at night. I think, for us, the main struggle with our weights over the years has been eating too much at night because we skipped breakfast or ate very little, and then ate almost nothing at lunch. Then by the time dinner comes around, it was like an all out smorgasbord. But now I make sure to get up early, even on…
  • Wake Up with 100% Florida Orange Juice

    Angie McGowan
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. March is almost here, and many of us are still trying to keep on track with our heealthy eating habits. Making lifestyle changes that help us live healthier aren’t the easiset things to do. There’s so many things that many of us could do to improve. From improving our eating habits and eating more homemade wholesome meals and snacks to exercising religously everyday. It just doesn’t seem like there’s enough time in the day does it? Back when my husband…
  • Grapefruit Margarita {Giveaway} #VivaLaRita

    Angie McGowan
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Guess what today is!?! It’s National Margarita Day! And while I can’t enjoy a tequila filled delicious margarita, I’ll be happily celebrating with a virgin margarita. There’s so many wonderful margaritas, but simple always wins, doesn’t it? By starting with the best quality tequila and using the freshest ingredients, you always end up with the best margaritas. I may be a bargain hunter when it comes to wine and beer, but life’s just too short for cheap…
  • Florida Strawberry Parfait

    Angie McGowan
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. A few weeks ago I spotted the very first Plant City Florida strawberries in my local grocery store. I almost did a happy dance right there in the produce isle. I just get so excited every year when strawberry season rolls around. Florida may be known for their outstanding citrus, but to me it’s the Florida strawberry that should get all the attention. We have a huge strawberry festival every year in Plant City. It’s so much fun, we’ve been several times and…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Creamed Kale

    Lynne Webb
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:16 pm
    A touch of half-and-half and some lightly caramelized shallots add creamy richness and extra flavor to this simple recipe for sauteed kale. Continue reading →       
  • Pan-Seared Pork with Tomato-Orange Sauce

    Lynne Webb
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    A sweet-savory tomato sauce, lightly flavored with orange is a delicious way to dress up quick-cooking medallions of pork tenderloin. Continue reading →       
  • Artisanal Cheese: Choosing and Storing

    Lynne Webb
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:44 am
    A brief introduction to artisan cheese and why artisanal cheese is popular in the U.S. Continue reading →       
  • Tom Collins

    Lynne Webb
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    A simple, classic cocktail made with gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar. Continue reading →       
  • An Avocado Primer

    Lynne Webb
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    Avocados are healthy and versatile fruits high in unsaturated fats, available in numerous varieties including the most popular Hass avocado. Continue reading →       
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Maison du Chocolat Valentines 2015 Selection Box

    Judith Lewis
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    I’ll say it here – visit the shop on Piccadilly and buy a box. Stand up now, leave wherever you are and just go and buy a box of these now. Get the 15 piece box and it’ll come in … Continue reading → The post Maison du Chocolat Valentines 2015 Selection Box appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Hotel Chocolat The Sleekster Valentine’s Selection

    Judith Lewis
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I’m a bit of a HC fangirl truth be told. As you might have spotted from my Hotel Chocolat factory tour, I am really impressed with what Hotel Chocolat are trying to do. Last year they had a solid chocolate … Continue reading → The post Hotel Chocolat The Sleekster Valentine’s Selection appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Paul A Young Valentines Collection Chocolate Box

    Judith Lewis
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Any box of chocolates that includes a salted caramel dome is a winner to me. Luckily while I had photo’d other Valentine’s treats, I had saved this for last so I have images of it. And the chocolate. YUM! But … Continue reading → The post Paul A Young Valentines Collection Chocolate Box appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • iPhone Stolen With a Year of Unsaved Images

    Judith Lewis
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
    I know I am stupid. I don’t have FindMyPhone or anything to remote wipe it. I know I’m stupid for not backing it up and saving the images. I would still have lost the images of my niece but I’ve … Continue reading → The post iPhone Stolen With a Year of Unsaved Images appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Pastry Team UK Take 6th Place in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon

    Judith Lewis
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    It all started with an ice sculpture. We were greeted at the entrance to the training ground by an ice sculpture of Rafiki and from there on in we knew the secret that had been kept from us and they … Continue reading → The post Pastry Team UK Take 6th Place in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    The Menu Mom

  • Coupons 2/24/15

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:09 pm
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  • I Can’t Wait Until my Kids Have Teenagers of Their Own

    6 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    It’s a rant post – it’s an authentic post…. It has been a week.  Living with a 16 year old, 14 year old and two tweens (oh and a “sweet” 6 year old), has made things interesting this week. There has been yelling (not my proudest moment…) There have been tears (by the kids and me) There has been negotiating There has been lots of blaming There has been guilt (at least on my part – can’t say if the kids have felt any guilt.  I like to hope so, but…) There has been chore re-arranging Attitudes have been thrown Punishments have been…
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  • Crescent Rolls Recipe

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Here it is, my absolute favorite crescent rolls recipe – Crescent Dinner Rolls.  This recipe makes 48 rolls – yes you read that right… and my family will eat that many within a couple days.  If you have a smaller family, you can either cut the recipe in half or freeze the extras.  They freeze great!  They also smell AMAZING while baking. Fair warning – You really need a heavy duty stand mixer for this recipe. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 c. milk 3/4 c. + 1 T. Sugar 1 egg 1 T. salt 2 T. quick acting yeast 2 c. of warm water 9-10 c. of all purpose flour  (Can also do 1/2 all…
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    Simple Plate

  • Nona’s Chicken Cacciatore {Hunter’s Stew}

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Chicken cacciatore is a classic Italian dish, which roughly translates as hunter’s stew. Early recipes might have been made with pheasant, rabbit or chicken, and each recipe was adapted for those who might be traveling or hunting for several days and would require an easy to prepare recipe for outside cooking. Wine being readily available and a […]
  • Simply Sundays Link Party #2

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Welcome to Simply Sundays on Simple Plate, link party week number two! We are so excited that you are joining us to share your best food, DIY, and crafting posts from the week! We look forward to seeing how creative, inspired, and delicious you’ve been. Every week we’ll find the best of the best and […]
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Spicy Bean and Quinoa Salad with “Mole” Vinaigrette

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
    I love making quinoa salads! Quinoa adds great texture, a healthy dose of whole grains, and a balance of essential amino acids to any meal – so why not throw it into a salad? This is a protein packed dish with bright Mexican inspired flavors: quinoa, pumpkin seeds, jalapeno pepper, black beans, and mixed greens tossed with a spicy mole vinaigrette. It’s healthy, filling, and has fresh clean flavors. I had tons of leftovers, so I actually ended up throwing this into a whole wheat wrap the next day with some guacamole and enjoying it for lunch – it was great! The husband is…
  • Sweet Sesame Noodles with Tofu and Broccoli

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    Noodles just got a makeover! Crispy tofu, buckwheat soba noodles, scallions, sesame seeds, and broccoli tossed in a spicy peanut sauce makes this dish super tasty but also very light. Peanut noodles, or most Asian noodle dishes, aren’t usually the healthiest (tons of fat and refined carbs from the peanuts, sauce, and noodles), so I had to make a few modifications to keep all of the flavor of the original recipe but make it much more guilt-free. I was inspired by this recipe from CookingLight, but obviously changed out the chicken for tofu to make it lighter and veggie friendly. This…
  • A Superfood Protein Powder Giveaway from Oriya Organics!

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hi Everyone! This month’s giveaway is brought to you by Oriya Organics – the makers of a super healthy, organic-certified, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, and raw protein powder that is absolutely perfect for mixing into smoothies for an added protein punch! I love protein powders in concept, but I’m often not a fan of the ones on the market today because they can have too many artificial ingredients/sweeteners, soy protein isolate (which I avoid), whey protein (which can be hard to digest), and sometimes are loaded with sugar (not great!) Oriya Organics has a great…
  • Rosemary Potato and Onion Hash

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    A couple weeks ago, I posted one of our favorite breakfast/brunch dishes: my French Toast Bread Pudding. Along with that I usually like to serve a healthier potato hash – made with fresh herbs and spices. This is that glorious recipe. It has all of the savory goodness of hash browns without any of the guilt! It’s super easy to make, but tastes like restaurant quality potatoes. The husband absolutely loved this and said it was even better than hash browns he’s had at restaurants in the past! The Ingredients 1lb baby red potatoes, diced with skins on 2 tsp extra virgin olive…
  • Palak Tofu: A Healthy Palak Paneer

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Palak Paneer is a classic North Indian dish. Walk into any Indian restaurant, and you’re almost guaranteed to see “Palak Paneer” or “Saag Paneer” on the menu. It is traditionally a rich stew made with heavy cream, butter or ghee, paneer (which is a type of cheese used in Indian cooking), spinach, and tons of warm spices like cumin, turmeric, and coriander. It’s definitely an indulgent dish, since the heavy cream, butter and cheese are usually more prevalent in the dish than the spinach I’ve gotten tons of requests for a healthier palak paneer recipe…
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    Wow Yummy..!

  • Channa Capsicum for chapathi

    10 Feb 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Channa Capsicum for chapathi is so simple and easy to prepare yet tastes awesome. With readily available ingredients, this Channa Capsicum for chapathi  can be prepared in just 20 minutes.You can also use the red and yellow capsicums to make it more colorful and yummy.The post Channa Capsicum for chapathi appeared first on Wow Yummy..!.
  • Mango Smoothie

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Mango Smoothie –  the delicious and creamy dessert that makes one drool… Irresistibly delicious, this yummy Mango Smoothie cannot be stopped with just one serving…The post Mango Smoothie appeared first on Wow Yummy..!.
  • Corn Cheese Cutlet

    19 Feb 2014 | 6:04 am
    Easy and simple – This tempting and tasty Corn Cheese Cutlet is a perfect evening snack not only for the kids but also for the grown ups. Kids would surely love these corn cheese cutlets when served with their favourite ketchup or mayonnaise. You can make it more healthier by adding boiled and mashed carrots [...]The post Corn Cheese Cutlet appeared first on Wow Yummy..!.
  • Easy Mushroom Curry

    19 Dec 2013 | 9:30 pm
    Simple yet Easy, this Mushroom Curry is delicious and tasty too… Can be prepared in just a few minutes, this curry will surely wont let you down when you have unexpected guests.The post Easy Mushroom Curry appeared first on Wow Yummy..!.
  • Baby Corn Mushroom Masala

    17 Dec 2013 | 9:30 pm
    This unique combination of tender baby corns and mushrooms along with capsicum, onions and tomatoes will surely yield a scrumptious gravy. Make it yummier by adding fresh cream. This colorful and flavorful gravy is a perfect side dish for rotis and chapathis. Also tastes best when served with veg fried rice or pulav.The post Baby Corn Mushroom Masala appeared first on Wow Yummy..!.
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    Simply Good Eating

  • Taiwanese Style Braised Beef

    Jerry Ko
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Cold days and cold nights have me thinking about food more so then ever before.  There are times that I am just craving for something with rice or noodles with bold flavors that explode in your mouth with each and every single bite.  This past weekend, my wife and me made a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe version of a very popular dish originating from Taiwan called Taiwanese braised beef.  If you love beef and also love bold flavors, this recipe will absolutely fit the bill to perfection. I realize that some of the ingredients may not be easily accessible so I have included some…
  • Whipped Shortbread Cookies

    Jerry Ko
    24 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious cookie every now and again?  Especially one that literally melts in your mouth and taste so rich and buttery.  This whipped shortbread cookie is an easy to make recipe that does not require a lot of ingredients. Although, there may not be much to this recipe, do not let it fool you on how the result will turn out.  In this case, less is more.  These whipped shortbread cookies are great for this time of the year and you can jazz them up especially for Christmas time with red and green sprinkles. Merry Christmas and Happy new year everyone! Ingredients: 1…
  • Grain-Free Classic Bagels

    Jerry Ko
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    It has been a while since my wife had a real bagel other than Udi’s gluten free bagels which you can find in a super market.  My wife bought a wonderful paleo recipe book called “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry” and really was interested in making this wonderful sounding grain-free bagels.  We decided to make a slightly adapted version of the bagel this past weekend and it came out great!  Now she has another option for breakfast or lunch.  I think that being able to have a bagel as part of your gluten free or paleo diet really opens up a lot of possibilities in…
  • Gluten-Free Classic Tuna Casserole

    Jerry Ko
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Tuna casserole is something that my wife and me made a lot before she went on a gluten free diet.  One of the obstacles that got in the way for me to make a quick and easy gluten free tuna casserole, was finding a gluten free cream of mushroom condensed soup. I knew it existed for a bit but unfortunately didn’t see it available in my local markets until now.  The possibilities for other convenient recipes suddenly are not possible for other casseroles and sauces. Thanks to Pacific for making this gluten free cream of mushroom!  My wife loves it a lot! I used one of our favorite…
  • Cotton Candy Grapes

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

  • Week 22: Weigh Watchers Weigh In

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I got some bling this week… For every 25-lb increment you lose on Weight Watchers, you get one of these charms. Yes, I think it’s cheesy, but that didn’t make me any less excited to get it. It had been a while since I’d been to a meeting, so the 3.6 lbs I was down at this weekend was a cumulative loss over several weeks during January. But I finally got past the 25-lb mark, for a total loss of 26.6 lbs on Weight Watchers and 30 lbs total since the beginning of July. In the meeting, I was asked to share some differences losing 25 pounds has made in my life. I…
  • I Would Usually Quit Right Now

    4 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, I haven’t given up on Weight Watchers or gained back a ton of weight. This month has been a hectic blur between cruising, mourning a loss, flying to NYC for 18 hours to get a new cat (long story), new job stuff (more about that later!), etc. I’ve missed quite a few WW meetings so I haven’t done my usual weekly weigh in updates. My weight is still hovering around where I was during the holidays. I was gone for a week on a cruise at the beginning of January. I was up about 4 lbs after my cruise but I have since taken it off. I ate and…
  • Week 20 & 21: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    28 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    I haven’t fallen off the wagon! Sorry for the lack of checking in over the holidays. I’m about to head off on a week-long cruise, but wanted to post an update before setting sail. (Hopefully my cruise tips will come in handy once again). Last week I was down 0.8 lbs. This was just 0.2 lbs away from my official WW 25 lb milestone. My leader tried to get me to take off more clothes/go to the bathroom, but I refrained. I know I will get there soon enough, no need to try and trick the scale. This week I was up 1.8 lbs. I expected this after eating/drinking a lot on Christmas! This…
  • Week 19: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    BIG loss this week — I’m down 3.2 lbs! It is really weird to lose weight this time of year. I’m so used to hitting the reset button every January 1. I hope to hit my official 25 pound milestone next week. I get a charm for that one. I had an emotionally draining week after finding out my cat Hank has cancer. Instead of drowning my sorrows with food, it seems the stress made me eat less. So, this loss was a silver lining to an otherwise hard week. HOWEVER… I did have a moment where I wanted to eat my feelings and go get some french fries and a double cheeseburger when…
  • Week 18: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Sorry for my long absence! I did go weigh in this past Saturday. It’s been a hectic week so I haven’t sat down to write up a post… I was up 0.4 lb after Thanksgiving/visiting NYC. I’m totally pleased with that. Just maintaining/not gaining much over the holidays will be a win for me. I added a new section to the site this week –> Weight Watchers FAQ I know this time of year everyone is thinking of their New Year’s resolutions (well, maybe not yet… that’s what December 31 is for), so I came up with some questions people thinking about joining…
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    The Culinary Life

  • One-Pot Butterflied Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    - A mustard chicken recipe that might keep you from jumping off a bridge. Because chicken is magical. - Snow. Lots of it. Ice on the roads and sidewalks. Gray skies popping in and out of visibility between equally monochromatic buildings and lampposts. If you’re anywhere near the northern and/or eastern part of the country, this is your reality right now. Still bundled up in mittens and earmuffs and wool socks, coat zipped all the way up to your eyeballs, halfheartedly greeting each new day along with the additional four inches of snow it’s brought with it. All of this snow…
  • Cinnamon Apple Cake Recipe with Sour Cream

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    - For this little birthday, as apple cake recipe that takes 15 minutes to prepare. - Guess what? My 8th year blog birthday just passed! That’s right — back on February 4, 2006, I wrote my very first post, about vegan cupcakes. The photo is ridiculous and I didn’t even include a recipe. Wow, things have sure changed. For one thing, this website was called “Wasabimon” back then, a weird nickname I’d picked up on BattleNet, an online gaming community. (Long story… I eventually became “NachoBiznatch” after that – another long story.)…
  • Wintertime Spiced Cranberry Jam

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    - I can’t think of a more warming breakfast treat than spiced cranberry jam on toast. - - …and don’t forget the clotted cream! - Winter is a time of warming spices, I think most of us can agree on that. Can you think of a more satisfying way to fend off frigid weather than by eating delicious things made with cinnamon? Or nutmeg? Or allspice? Cinnamon and nutmeg are two of the most comforting flavors I can think of. They always remind me of pumpkin pie, gingerbread, and my sock drawer. “Wait. Did she just say sock drawer?” Let me explain. ... Read the rest of…
  • Christmas Pastries: Eclairs with Chocolate Peppermint Ganache

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    - Yay for Christmas pastries! These chocolate mint eclairs will ring your jingle bells. - When the holidays roll around, I turn to my staple Christmas sweets: cookies. Some candy. The occasional seasonal pie at dinner. While these tried and true favorites are always appreciated, have you ever thought about doing something a little different? Why not try Christmas pastries? I mean, seriously. WHY NOT? A lot of folks cringe when they think of making pastry at home, believing the process is complicated, and that pastry projects are riddled with pitfalls at every turn. While some pastries…
  • Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Soufflé Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    - How about a pink and white chocolate soufflé recipe for Valentine’s Day? – Yes, please! When it comes to romance, can you think of a culture more associated with grand, sweeping gestures of love than the French? There’s a reason they call Paris “the city of love.” Then it makes sense to celebrate Valentine’s Day with another simple dessert straight out of France’s pastry canon, a recipe for white chocolate soufflé. Plus soufflés only take about 10 minutes of work to create, so you’ll be able to spend your time doing, um, other things with…
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    Spanish Food and Cuisine

  • Chicken Croquettes Recipe

    15 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Chicken Croquettes RecipeSpanish chicken croquettes recipe! A super yummy and homemade croquettes recipe with chicken and béchamel (white sauce). Discover how to cook this authentic and popular Tapas recipe from Spain! Calories : 342 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: HardNotesRemember that you can easily freeze croquettes before frying! Check our Serrano ham croquettes recipe! Food type: AppetizersChickenSide dishesTapas
  • Chorizo Empanada Recipe

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    Chorizo Empanada RecipeEmpanada is a typical Tapas recipe from Spain, it is larger than the Mexican one and it can be stuffed with many different ingredients but the most common are chorizo, tuna and ground beef! Calories : 412 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: MediumNotesCheck out our delicious beef empanada recipe!  Food type: AppetizersMeatPorkSide dishesTapas
  • Baked Tuna In Tomato Sauce

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Baked Tuna In Tomato SauceBaked tuna fish recipe with tomato sauce! Discover how to prepare this delicious and easy to cook Spanish tuna recipe with tomato sauce. Calories : 439 calPrice estimation: More than 10 $Complexity level: MediumNotesThe best and juiciest tuna cut for this recipe is the head, but you can also use the uppper back meat (see tuna cuts). Food type: FishMain dishesTapas
  • Beef Tenderloin Recipe With Red Wine Sauce

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Beef Tenderloin Recipe With Red Wine SauceSpanish grilled beef tenderloin recipe with red wine sauce! A yummy beef recipe with an easy red wine sauce from Spain. Calories : 435 calPrice estimation: More than 10 $Complexity level: Easy Food type: Main dishesBeefTapas
  • Tuna In Tomato Sauce Recipe

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Tuna In Tomato Sauce RecipeTuna fish stew in tomato sauce, a typical fish stew recipe from Spain in a yummy and easy tomato sauce with onions and peppers. Calories : 354 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: MediumNotesIf you like tuna stew, take a look to our homemade Marmitako recipe, the famous Basque tuna stew with potatoes!  Food type: FishMain dishes
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    My SriLankan Recipes

  • Point Pedro Vadai

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Vadai is a savory snack made from deep-fried lentils. Some they call it Paruthi Thurai (name of a place in Sri Lanka) vadai. These point pedro vadai (s) are made from broken urad dhal and roasted rice flour.These crisp deep fried point pedro vadai is incredibly moreish, especially when accompanied … Continue reading The post Point Pedro Vadai appeared first on My SriLankan Recipes.
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    Rawfully Tempting™

  • Sesame-Almond Milk (Dairy Free)

    Barbara Shevkun
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
     There is practically nothing on this Earth as yummy as fresh Almond Milk...(okay, well maybe Coconut Milk). Once you realize how easy this is to prepare, you can begin creating variations, adding even more nutrients and flavor to this remarkable beverage!  Today I prepared Sesame Almond Milk and it is delicious! Don't forget to LIKE us on FACEBOOK.READ MORE »
  • Apple Walnut Muffins - Gluten-Free

    Barbara Shevkun
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    Served warm from the dehydrator, these muffins are very reminiscent of the SAD (Standard American Diet - aka BAKED) version. I didn't make them too sweet, and sunflower seeds can have a little bite, so sweeten according to your taste. I love the "Autumn Spiciness." Drizzle with raw honey, cashew cream, or your favorite fruit "syrup"...oh, and some raw ice cream - HEAVEN!READ MORE »
  • Muesli Breakfast Mix - "Cream of NO-Wheat"

    Barbara Shevkun
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I'm in LOVE with this delicious blend. Just so you know, some of these ingredients are not raw. Feel free to substitute with a sprouted/dehydrated version. It's Winter on the East Coast, and popped Amaranth and toasted sesame seeds bring out the flavor in this mix! This is one of the tastiest mixes I've made and a favorite in our home.READ MORE »
  • Fig Halvah (Sesame) Smoothie

    Barbara Shevkun
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    "Open sesame"—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.Growing up, Halvah, (a ground sesame paste, fudge-like snack), was a huge treat in our household, and I've always loved the flavor and consistency. This smoothie is very reminiscent of  my favorite childhood treat.READ MORE »
  • Pecan-Carob Maca Milkshake

    Barbara Shevkun
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Oh Yum! Thank you Living Tree Community for another fantastic product. Of course this is lick-off-the-spoon-fantastic, but I was in a hurry and wanted to toss together a quick, satisfying beverage. I didn't quite measure everything, so amounts are approximate, but this is so reminiscent of a frothy milkshake. Feel free to adjust as needed.READ MORE »
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    The HauteMeal

  • Tuxedo Jeans

    Stephanie Augustine
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m a sucker for embellished denim, so these jeans caught my eye right away. Tuxedo-style striping makes for a cool touch, and I decided to double down on that theme by pairing it up with a tux jacket. I’ve been wearing this lip clutch from Torrid with everything lately, so I see no reason to stop now. Blazer by Merona, similar style here | Top by Apt.9 | Jeans by Rock & Republic | Clutch by Torrid | Shoes by JustFab | Ring from Forever 21 Today’s earworm: First by Cold War Kids The post…
  • Stuffed Meatloaf with Spinach and Pepper Jack Cheese

    Stephanie Augustine
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
    I’m all about stuffing things, whether it’s french toast, jalapenos, mushrooms, or burgers. However, I rarely take the time to stuff meatloaf, mostly because I love classic meatloaf on its own. Stuffing the loaf is a great way to add a little pizzazz to an otherwise routine recipe, though. And also it’s fun. If you liked playing with clay as a kid, the rolling process will probably feel familiar: it’s tactile, a little messy, and you have to resist the urge to put your fingers in your mouth while you’re doing it. Once you have the rolling technique down, you can…
  • Puff Pastry Waffles with Apple-Bacon Jam

    Stephanie Augustine
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Puff pastry waffles, or “puffles,” are a pretty extraordinary thing. It’s sort of like toaster strudel, only made in the waffle iron instead of a toaster. They have all the buttery, flaky tenderness of puff pastry and you can stuff them with whatever you want: chocolate, fruit, deli meats, pulled pork, goat cheese, the moon, etc. And since heat is being applied from both sides, they cook up in about 5 minutes. Fast, versatile, and delicious? I can get behind all of that. For this version, I stuffed the pastry with a variation on this bacon jam recipe. Each bite is a sublime…
  • Winter Maxi

    Stephanie Augustine
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    I don’t often wear maxi dresses in the winter, mostly because I’m usually in pants, but also because maxis tend to strike me as warm weather clothing. However, they really are great for cold weather; the length protects your legs, and hides the various layers of tights, socks, and leggings that you’re bundled into underneath. But my favorite feature is how relatively tall maxi skirts make me look and feel. The secret is to choose a skirt that falls in a long line until the hem just barely floats above the ground. In this case, the mitered stripe pattern further adds to the…
  • Pink Leopard

    Stephanie Augustine
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    This outfit goes somewhat against the general convention of balancing full pieces on the bottom with slimmer-fitting pieces on top (and vice-versa), but hey – everything can’t be about “convention.” Sometimes you just want to wear things together because they’re cute, and not because they fit some general ideal of what’s supposed to be flattering. And this pink leopard and soft gray skirt are definitely cute. Top by Eloquii via Gwynnie Bee, similar here Skirt by Lauren Conrad Jacket by Boom Boom Jeans, nice alternatives here and here. Shoes by ShoeDazzle…
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Lime, Chili and Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad

    Jennifer Schmidt
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:29 pm
    A hearty and substantial gluten free and vegan quinoa salad of sweet caramelised pumpkin with lime zest, juice and chili. Serve at your next bbq or party and watch it disappear! There are few things I love more than roasted butternut pumpkin, otherwise known as squash to my Northern Hemisphere readers. The post Lime, Chili and Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad appeared first on Delicious Everyday. ©2015 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and…
  • Pea and Mint Pancakes {gluten free}

    Jennifer Schmidt
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    These gluten free savoury pea and mint pancakes are perfect for lazy weekend brunches. I know, I know, I’m late for pancake day. Better late than never right? The post Pea and Mint Pancakes {gluten free} appeared first on Delicious Everyday. ©2015 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you suspect copyright infringement please contact me.
  • Mexican Black Bean Salad with Cumin, Lime and Smoked Paprika dressing {vegan}

    Jennifer Schmidt
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    This quick and easy vegan Mexican Black Bean Salad is filling and nutritious, and packs a punch thanks to a lime, cumin and smoked paprika dressing. If you follow me on Instagram, this salad may look vaguely familiar. The reason being it is one of my favourites and makes regular appearances at lunch time. The post Mexican Black Bean Salad with Cumin, Lime and Smoked Paprika dressing {vegan} appeared first on Delicious Everyday. ©2015 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full…
  • Honey and Rosemary Upside Down Fig Cake

    Jennifer Schmidt
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:48 pm
    This Upside Down Fig Cake is a beautiful cake, with a tender crumb, and a subtle surprise of rosemary.  There have been figs aplenty at my local farmers market of late and I’ve been lapping them up. It’s hard not to resist eating them as is, but when I picked up two large boxes the other week I just had to do something a little special with them. The post Honey and Rosemary Upside Down Fig Cake appeared first on Delicious Everyday. ©2015 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished…
  • Caramelised Cauliflower with Chickpeas, Baby Kale, Lemon & Toasted Buckwheat {vegan + gluten free}

    Jennifer Schmidt
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    A wonderfully addictive vegan and gluten free cauliflower salad recipe with caramelised cauliflower, cumin, onions, chickpeas with a bright finish thanks to lemon zest and juice. Toasted buckwheat adds a final crunch. To say I love chickpeas is an understatement. The post Caramelised Cauliflower with Chickpeas, Baby Kale, Lemon & Toasted Buckwheat {vegan + gluten free} appeared first on Delicious Everyday. ©2015 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written…
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    The Dinner-Mom

  • Slow Cooker Sicilian Chicken #McSkilletSauce #WeekdaySupper

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Slow Cooker Sicilian Chicken takes minutes to prepare, simmers all day and is ready to enjoy when you get home from work. It doesn’t get any easier thanks to McCormick’s Skillet Sauces! If I were to sum up this recipe and McCormick’s tasty Sicilian Chicken Skillet Sauce with Tomato, Basil and Garlic in one word, it would be […] The post Slow Cooker Sicilian Chicken #McSkilletSauce #WeekdaySupper appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Zucchini Noodle Crusted Pizza Pie with 3 Cheeses

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Go ahead and have a second slice. Spiralized Zucchini Noodle Crusted Pizza is loaded with vegetables, low-carb and gluten free…and absolutely delicious! I love pasta and pizza…and my spiralizer. (And zucchini. I love zucchini too!) So, it was no surprise to my family when Spaghetti Pizza Pie morphed into Zucchini Noodle Pizza Pie. It’s an obsession a […] The post Zucchini Noodle Crusted Pizza Pie with 3 Cheeses appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Tomato Florentine Soup with Pasta

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Even though this easy Tomato Florentine Soup recipe is ready in under 20 minutes, it’s infused with flavor from a Parmesan Cheese rind that simmers along with the pasta. Make extra to freeze! Florentine is my latest twist on classic tomato soup because I just looooove tomato soup.  You? It’s based on a basic recipe that stands […] The post Tomato Florentine Soup with Pasta appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Black and White Bean Chicken Chili #McSkilletSauce #SundaySupper

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Gorgeous and tasty Black and White Bean Chicken Chili is ready in no time thanks to a helping hand from McCormick Fire Roasted Garlic Chili Skillet Sauce. Whether you’re getting ready for a game day celebration with family and friends or a quiet evening by a cozy fire, chili is a beloved menu choice, at least […] The post Black and White Bean Chicken Chili #McSkilletSauce #SundaySupper appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • 15 Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Who doesn’t love crispy chips or fries dunked in their favorite dip? I’ve rounded-up 15 healthy alternatives to potato chips that will satisfy your need to crunch and sneak fruits and vegetables into your diet too! I feel as though I’m laying out my case for a chip obsession! Below you’ll find 15 different fruits […] The post 15 Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • baingan pakora recipe, how to make baingan pakoda recipe

    dassana amit
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    baingan pakora recipe with step by step photos – easy snack of fried eggplant fritters made with gram flour. there are occasions when i make pakoras. for the last few days we had sudden unseasonal rains and i did make pakoras in the dull cold weather. rains and pakoras are a never fail combination. not to forget the masala chai that is served with the pakoras. i had made bread pakoras on one of these days. these eggplant pakoras were in drafts from a long time and its time i posted this recipe. serve the baingan pakoda hot or warm with coriander chutney or tamarind chutney or tomato…
  • veg manchurian dry recipe, how to make dry vegetable manchurian

    dassana amit
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    veg manchurian dry recipe with step by step photos – an indo chinese starter dish of fried veg balls in a spicy, sweet and tangy sauce. veg manchurian is one of the dishes that we order when we have a dinner in a chinese restaurant. its one of my favorite chinese dishes from childhood and a recipe i would make from my teens. this veg manchurian recipe as the title suggests is a dry version. there is no gravy in the recipe. on occasions i make this dry version as a side dish with veg noodles or mushroom noodles. the veg manchurian gravy version i make with steamed rice or veg fried rice.
  • malpua recipe, how to make malpua rabdi | fluffy malpua recipe

    dassana amit
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    malpua recipe with step by step photos –  a traditional north indian sweet of soft, fluffy and yet crisp pancakes coated with sugar syrup and served with rabri or thickened sweetened milk. holi festival is around the corner, so thought of sharing this malpua recipe. plus i also had some requests to share the recipe of fluffy malpuas. so this recipe is indeed a fluffy version of malpua. the inner texture is fluffy and the outside edges are crisp. i have stayed true to the way this recipe is traditionally made except for the deep frying and allowing the batter to ferment overnight. so…
  • methi pakora recipe, how to make methi pakoda recipe

    dassana amit
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    methi pakora recipe with step by step photos – crisp as well as soft textured fritters made with fenugreek leaves and gram flour/besan. pakora or pakoda is a popular indian snack of fried fritters. pakoras are made with different veggies. there are also many regional variations in the recipes. gram flour or besan is the flour that always used in making pakoras. sometimes for more crispness, rice flour can also be added. but the main flour is gram flour. this recipe is quick chai time snack that we like on occasions. for health reasons, i don’t make pakoras often. but once in a…
  • mix vegetable kuzhambu recipe, how to make mix veg kuzhambu

    dassana amit
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    veg kuzhambu recipe with step by step photos – spiced & tangy mix vegetable kuzhambu recipe. kuzhambu is a south indian curry based dish from the tamil nadu cuisine. there are quite a number of varieties and variations in preparing kuzhambu. the kuzhambu gravy may have lentils or entirely skip them. this mix veg kuzhambu does not have lentils. in this kuzhambu recipe tamarind as well coconut is added to the gravy. its a simple gravy preparation made with mix veggies like brinjals, potatoes, carrots and drumsticks. to make this recipe, you can use a mix of veggies like okra, radish,…
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    Ale Simple Recipes | Ale Simple Recipes

  • My Saint Valentine’s Coffee Moments

    Alessandra Neri
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Saint Valentine’s Day is all about moments more than chocolate and roses.  It is really important that the couples spend romantic time together on that day. Heart shaped candle as decorationsMy ideal romantic day would be to have a morning coffee with pancakes, to be ready to go out for a walk. I also love wandering at the National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin or the Wicklow Gardens. These two are perfect for a picnic.Once I got back home, I love seeing my husband to prepare a Romantic dinner for me.  He always prepare for me focaccia or pane arabo. Then…
  • How to make Minestrone Soup

    Alessandra Neri
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Varying your lunch or dinner is important to avoid getting bored with the same meals all the time and to ensure you have a balanced diet.In this post, you can find a simple recipe to make a minestrone soup. All you have to do is get the ingredients and chop them. This recipe doesn’t require you to be a master chef.  Minestrone soup: Final result Minestrone is  a thick soup made with vegetables, often with addition of pasta or rice. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, chickpeas, courgettes and tomatoes. Ingredients involved are…
  • How to make tagliatelle pasta

    Alessandra Neri
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Home made Pasta is never out of fashion because it is simple to make in your own kitchen. All you need it is just patience, be well organised and follow few golden rules I am going to explain in this post homemade tagliatelle pasta I personally made What tools you need to make tagliatelle pasta1. hand-cranked pasta roller2. Guitar pasta cutter3. Wooden worktop4. Rolling pin  Ingredients you need for tagliatelle pasta (4 people):300 grams flour3 eggs 300 grams of flour and 3 eggs to make tagliatelle pasta How to prepare tagliatelle pasta:Place the flour into a…
  • Chocolate and Pear Cake (Torta cioccolato e pere)

    Alessandra Neri
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    There is always an occasion to celebrate with a cake: a birthday or a party in your friend’ s house. So why do not to bake something new and original too? I thought to show you how to bake a Chocolate and Pear cake.If you haven’t thought about it, why don’t let your kids help you baking this cake? Children love to be involved in food preparation, especially when it is an important event for them like a Birthday.I’m also sure that every mother checks what kind of food is better for their children. This attention to an healthy food balance style becomes…
  • How to make Lasagne? Try this simple recipe

    Alessandra Neri
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    I want to share with you a classic recipe called Lasagne. I made it easy for you to prepare, so you can easily prepare at home, just following my instructions. The image below is the real result, the lasagne I made myself. Isn’t delicious? A portion of Lasagne served warm. This is what you are going to get following my instructionsA little history about lasagneLasagne originated in Italy, traditionally associated to the city of Bologna in the Region of Emilia-Romagna, where the first modern recipe was created and published and became a traditional…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Recipe: Simple Thyme Baked Chicken
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The plan for dinner was, there was no plan.  Fortunately, I had some chicken thighs in the fridge and a few sprigs of thyme hanging around, which gave me the idea for thyme baked chicken. This simple baked chicken takes only a few minutes to prepare. It’s a one-pan dish, perfect for those nights when the thought of fussing with more than one pan is just not in the cards. A little brush of olive oil with some seasoning and fresh herb, put it in the oven and let the delicious smells fill up your kitchen. Toss up a hearty salad and you’ve got one healthy delicious meal in the matter of…
  • Recipe: Sweet Mini Oreo Magic Bars
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    When it comes to desserts, I take the Easy Street.  No-fuss or muss (is that a word?) for me is usually the way to go!  Naturally decadent and delicious are the two “d’s” that are absolutely imperative for Valentine’s Day without a doubt!  These “Sweet Mini Oreo Magic Bars are just 6-ingredients and a cinch to make The soft chocolate-coconut center with the crunchy Oreo topping is seriously heaven on a plate!!! And remember…a nibble never ever hurts. Servings: 24 Nibbles Ingredients 1/2 cup butter (4 tablespoons) 1-14oz. bag or box of mini OREOS 14 oz. can sweetened…
  • Recipe: Caramelized Onion Dip
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    With a little more than a week to go until Super Bowl XLIX it’s time to start planning the game-day feast. And what’s better than a new dip to add to the big-game menu?  Nothing! Update the old-school onion soup mix version of onion dip with caramelized onions for a new spin. This made from scratch caramelized onion dip is a bit cleaner with a savory and sweet flavor that gets tied together with a blend of creamy Greek Yogurt, Sour Cream and Cream Cheese. You’ll never want to go back to be pre-made dip. So, dunk in your favorite veggies and enjoy crudité heaven all around.
  • Recipe: Zucchini Pasta with Grated Parmesan Cheese
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:41 am
    Resolutions…Resolutions…blah blah blah. I’m not here to read you the riot act on healthy eating.  We all know what we have to do and what we shouldn’t do.  However, I am here to provide you with some delicious foodie tools that just might get you motivated to cook a bit more and order in a bit less.  This Zucchini & Roasted Garlic Pasta with Grated Parmesan Cheese uses half the carbohydrates of traditional pasta replacing some noodles with zucchini, which holds on to the authenticity of the dish while cutting out some major calories.  Twirled together with…
  • RECIPE: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Glazed Squash
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    What do you get when you combine two of your absolute favorite winter veggies together?  Complete and phenomenal holiday side-dish success. That’s what!! Ingredients 1 lb. fresh green or purple baby Brussels sprouts washed, trimmed & discarded of any loose leaves 8 garlic cloves (if too large cut in half so all are uniform) 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon “aged” balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup maple syrup (make sure you use 100 % natural;  pancake syrup won’t do this dish justice.) 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper to taste 1 large butternut…
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    YUM eating

  • The Original Irish Flu Shot

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    March is here. March is here! I know a lot of you faithful readers were not her last year so you missed out on my month of Irish Traditional Recipes. Yes, you read that right. A WHOLE month. I’m going to be sharing some of those in current posts and I’m really excited to bring those forward another year. I had some gems that I am really proud of. I am putting the final touches on this month’s March list. One of the things I am really looking forward to is creating Scottish Pie. I know it’s not Irish, but it is Celtic and in my house we share.   What that really means…
  • Freebie Friday : 15 Totally Free Cookbooks

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Happy Friday!!! Got big plans for the weekend? Not too sure what is going on around here yet, but I foresee a lot of writing for me. I have been spending a lot of time on my pen name lately. I cleaned up some files, wrote new blurbs, changed some of the backmatter in the actual books and even changed a lot of prices to test out a new pricing structure. I took almost 2 years off so it was something I really had to do.  In the last couple of months I have published 3 new books and I have 5 more on the editing block and lord knows how many more in drafts. While that is exciting, it tends to…
  • Vegan Avocado Breakfast Toast

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:34 am
    Welcome to my new favorite breakfast. Avocado’s aren’t really in season here right now but I was able to pick up a few the other day for 88 cents each! That’s a steal. I spent some time cruising around FoodGawker recently. It’s where I go when I just want to focus on food and nothing but food. Well, it’s one of my places, but for the sake of not listing every single one of them, we’ll just go with FG. mmmmkkaaay? So, trying to find some recipes for avocado. I wanted something vegan that also incorporated chickpeas. I found a lot of stuff that combined the…
  • Skinny Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I love mushrooms. I love my moms stuffed mushrooms with all their full fat cream cheese and cheddar cheese glory. I love portobello mushrooms because you can cram so much more in there! I also like them grilled to replace a hamburger. They are actually quite yummy saute and put on a whole grain bun with some seasoning. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. We have a little while before it gets to be grill season here in Michigan. Bummer. The other day I was scoping out the clearance section at my local market. I love these little nooks because I always find something on super sale that I…
  • Vegetarian Quinoa Enchillada

    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    There comes a time in my eating world where I have to step out of my comfort zone and think outside the box. Since leaving my Oklahoma life behind and moving to Michigan, I’ve become so much more of meat eater and I personally don’t like it. The first year after my divorce I lived with my mom. My grandparents had both just passed with a year of each other. My mother had left everything in OK to move to MI to take care of them as they battled their cancer. When they passed and I divorced, mom saw no point in coming back to OK since I felt it would be best for me to come to MI…
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Sfakianopita | Cretan Cheese Pie With Nuts And Honey

    Kenton Kotsiris
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    There has been a lot going on these past few weeks in our home. First off, the wedding planning is into the final stages. We’re finishing up the last minute details, and with only a few months away, I still need to book a DJ. Despite it being our wedding, Jane and I don’t really like the whole plan months and months in advance stuff. I think it’s because it’s not us. Sure we plan out stuff to an extent, but we’re more of a go with the flow type. We sway back and forth doing what we like or what we discover to be interesting. I think a part of us just wants to skip everything and go…
  • Lamb Stew With Vegetables

    Kenton Kotsiris
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    One of the things Jane and I do is go on walks. Sure it’s for the exercise and movement, but it is really our time to talk. To discuss things, life, the future, etc., It has always been our thing. It’s become so ingrained in us, that if there is a big topic to discuss or contemplate, we’ll go on a walk. Should I take that new job? Let’s go on a walk. Should we up and move? Let’s go on a walk. Sometimes its for 20 minutes, other times it’s for a an hour or two. What’s funny is that I don’t really know how this came to be. I guess we just like to get some fresh air and the blood…
  • Homemade Pita Bread

    Kenton Kotsiris
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    It feels great to be back in the swing of things. There was a little lull here because I got sick. I tried my best to avoid it but in the end, it caught me. I went to the doctors and got some antibiotics, so I’m on my way to a speedy recovery. Thank God. What’s awful about cooking and being sick is that as soon as you start to feel bad, you’re done. You have to leave the kitchen. So when this happens, I’m left watching Jane do all the work. I do not like this. I love cooking and like moving around and doing stuff even more. To sit idle is such a waste and I get bored easily. For…
  • Cauliflower With Tomatoes and Feta

    Kenton Kotsiris
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    We have some great news to share with you: Jane found a wedding dress! Yes, after a few ups and downs, both good and not-so-good appointments, she’s said yes to a dress. The whole process has been a battle. From a man’s perspective, we know the dress is important, but we don’t really understand how important. Not until going through it with our significant other that is. There are literally thousands of different kinds, styles, etc., Despite me being completely removed from the entire process, as I am not going to see her in the dress, the dress itself, or even pictures of said dress…
  • Pita Stuffed With Veggies

    Kenton Kotsiris
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    I’m happy to report that Jane and I have, up until now, stuck to our plan of healthy Mediterranean eating until our wedding. It’s actually been really fun coming up with recipes and trying dishes we normally wouldn’t have tried. We’re also eating fish a lot more and a vegetarian meal once a week. To help in our quest, and to make cool things like zucchini flatbread and veggie noodles, we bought a spiralizer. Jane discovered it a few weeks ago and decided it would be fun to have on hand. She was right, it’s funny how simply changing the shape of a vegetable opens up a whole new…
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    The Baguette Diet | French eating habits

  • Tuna stuffed zucchini

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    It’s widely accepted that French cuisine ranks among the world’s best culinary traditions. I can’t argue–French gastronomy offers variety, rich flavor, and is usually prepared with a know-how that’s rare in other countries. But it’s not my favorite. For me, … Continue reading → The post Tuna stuffed zucchini appeared first on The Baguette Diet | French eating habits.
  • Sugar free apple cake

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    Are you making any Lenten sacrifices this year? None of my Parisian acquaintances observe Lent. In fact, in Paris it seems that far more people observe Ramadan than Lent, which came as a big surprise when I first moved here. … Continue reading → The post Sugar free apple cake appeared first on The Baguette Diet | French eating habits.
  • Easy Cajun salmon

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Cajun salmon might not be the most traditional Mardi Gras dish, but I’ve been in need of some Cajun flair lately. After all, I’m from Alabama–the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the U.S., so all those parade pictures on Facebook have me … Continue reading → The post Easy Cajun salmon appeared first on The Baguette Diet | French eating habits.
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    Penny's Recipes

  • Healthy Pizza For Kids

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    This wholegrain pizza base recipe with healthy topping is easy to make so get your kids cooking and have a great pizza party! Read More... The post Healthy Pizza For Kids appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • How To Cook Curly Kale

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    Kale is a staple of vegetable box schemes and Farmers Markets. Boil, steam or add to pasta dishes, quiches and stews. Read More... The post How To Cook Curly Kale appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Shop

    8 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    The post Shop appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Great Kitchen Things

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Best Kitchen Utensils And Gadgets - Some of my favourite kitchen things that I wouldn't be without Read More... The post Great Kitchen Things appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • A Very Lidl Christmas

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    A Christmas dinner from Lidl. Deliciously good value and so easy to make too! Have an easy Christmas this year! Read More... The post A Very Lidl Christmas appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
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    Red Beans and Eric... err Rice!


    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I know that for the most part, Campbell’s makes soup. And very good soup. But they came out with a new ‘HOME STYLE’ canned meal called, CREOLE-STYLE CHICKEN with RED BEANS & RICE. The picture on the can looks good! Plump red beans, green and red peppers, a chunk of chicken in a bed of white rice. The can was even saying, “Try Me!” Seriously, it does. As the can requested, I did try it. I should warn you, read the fine print. I’ve had cans of red beans and rice in the past, the insides plop out like cranberry sauce sometimes. You use the fork to break it…
  • How Do You Red Bean, CHEF GASON NELSON?

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    As with most children throughout New Orleans, they begin to love cooking at an early age. Personal Chef, instructor, and New Orleans chef to the stars, Chef Gason Nelson was inspired to cook after watching his father. That passion lead him to following in his father’s footsteps – both cooking and in the military. The army is where Gason started his formal culinary career. He cooked off the recipe cards, unable to deviate from the standard-issue menu, for the hundreds of troops while working in small, tight kitchens. Though he knew that he would eventually advance through the ranks…
  • Cookbook Review: SOUL FOOD LOVE by Alice Randall & Caroline Randall Williams

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Soul Food Love is a cookbook that has the intent of changing the way that you see and cook food – even if it’s recipes that have been passed down. Caroline Randall Williams saw that the food her family had been cooking and eating for generations was causing them to struggle with their weight and it was causing health problems. She took those family recipes and gave them a healthy twist. The first part of the cookbook, about 70 or so pages of the 224 pages, reads like a history book. It tells the story of a black family growing up in the kitchens of the south. The authors share…
  • NEW FEATURES: I Partnered With BigOven!

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    If you read my Crock Pot Red Beans & Rice post, you may have noticed something different with the way the recipe looks. You now have the option to ‘SAVE’ or ‘PRINT’ the recipe. I’ve been receiving emails from readers, especially my mother, that they wish there was a way to print just the recipe – now you can! Plus now you can go one step further. I partnered with BigOven! BigOven allows you to easily save recipes from my blog to your phone or tablet! You can even use those saved recipes to make grocery lists and menu plans. Best of all, it’s…
  • Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    As you know, Monday in New Orleans is the time for red beans and rice. It’s being cooked and celebrated all across the city in a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. The home cook, and the seasoned chef, are both in their kitchen putting their special touches on a recipe that’s probably been passed down. There is nothing better than a great homemade pot of red beans. Even though I’m in Michigan, and not even from New Orleans, (though most think I am!) I cook a pot each and every Monday – my four-year-old thinks that it’s normal! I love the smell of the…
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Coconut Cream Pie

    22 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    When my husband and I were first married his family had a lot of get togethers. He was the youngest of five children, and everyone was starting to have kids, so it was always somebody’s birthday. His mom’s coconut cream pie was requested quite often. It was piled high with the luscious cream filling and meringue on top. The pie is one of my husband’s favorites. His mom has since passed away, but before she did, I managed to get her recipe. It took me a couple of tries but now it is pretty darn close to hers. A few weeks ago it was our 30th anniversary. It was cold and snowy…
  • Beef Bolognese with Asiago Cheese

    14 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    One cannot talk about Beef Bolognese without talking about Julia Child. If there’s one word that describes Julia, it is: fearless. “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child I love how she wasn’t afraid to make waves and try new things. I love how she was tall and proud. I love how she didn’t hide how smart she was, even though intelligence wasn’t necessarily a quality appreciated in women at that time. And I love her unapologetic enjoyment of food. I wish I could have met…
  • Chocolate Almond Spritz Cookies – My Happy Accident Cookies

    6 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes the best recipes are happy accidents. One time, for example, I made a pie with iced coffee because I forgot to pick up milk at the store, and now that’s how I make the recipe every time! This recipe came into existence because my boyfriend Jeffrey is super nosy! I was in the cookie mood one day and asked Jeffrey what kind he wanted. “Chocolate Chip,” I answered before he even had time to reply, because I knew that’s what he was going to say. “But pick something else because I’m sick of chocolate chip.” So, he requested some kind of…
  • What’s for Dinner: February 2015 Meal Plan

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    We’re back with another meal plan! Can you believe that 2015 is already 1/12th over? I’m still writing 2014 everywhere, and it’s February. At least I got my Christmas decorations down in a timely fashion this year. One year, I actually contemplated just taking the ornaments off the tree and decorating it for Valentine’s Day, haha. Anyway, last month with the holiday craziness, we didn’t get a meal plan posted, and the month before that it was posted a few days late, so I wanted to make sure I got this one done for the first. Man, those fall months leading up to…
  • Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad (Plus, a $50 Giveaway!)

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today I am posting an old recipe from my family that has been passed around and revised to suit our tastes. Aren’t those old family recipes the best? (Plus, scroll to the end to enter a $50 giveaway!) This old fashioned macaroni salad is a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe (like our PA Dutch Pot Pie). The recipe originated with my Grandma Reitz. My mom changed it slightly and now I make it, too. When we growing up we would go to my Grandmas house on a Sunday morning and pick her up to go to Sunday School and church. After church we would finish making the lunch she had gotten started before we…
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    Oak Recipes


    3 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Ingredients: 3 lb. carrots, sliced 1 med. onion, thinly sliced 1 sm. green pepper, thinly sliced 1 can tomato soup … Read full recipe >> Related posts: SWEET AND SOUR CARROTS GLAZED HOLIDAY CARROTS APRICOT – GLAZED CARROTS

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    Ingredients: 4 c. shredded cabbage 1 green pepper, shredded 2 c. diced celery 2 lg. onions, sliced thinly 2 tomatoes, … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Cabbage & Potato Curry Cabbage & Mashed Potato Curry Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes
  • 1/4 ts Anise seeds

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:44 am
    Ingredients: Place coffee in a blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade. In cup, combine remaining ingredients. With … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Buttered Rum Coffee Chocolate Mint Coffee Chocolate Almond Coffee
  • Mocha Coffee Mix

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:34 am
    Ingredients: 1/4 c Powdered non-dairy creamer 1/3 c Sugar 1/4 c Dry instant coffee 2 tb Cocoa Method: Place all … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Mocha Flavoured Coffee Viennese Coffee Mix Cappuccino Orange
  • Viennese Coffee

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    Ingredients: 2/3 cup dry instant coffee 2/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup powdered non-dairy creamer 1/2 tsp cinnamon dash each of … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Viennese Coffee Mix Mocha Flavoured Coffee Fireside Coffee Mix – Flavoured Coffee Creamer
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    Kip Kitchen

  • Easy Bread Pudding Recipe. An Old-Fashioned Dessert How-to

    Arnaud Pinoit
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two The easy bread pudding recipe you’d find below reminds me of home and Xmas. In my childhood days, my mom had to manage four kids running around, playing and screaming every day. She knew she had to find activities to keep us occupied if she wanted to have moments of peace and quiet. Being a smart and practical woman, she introduced us to cooking from a young age. Come Christmas time, she would whip out her Xmas bread pudding recipe and put us to work. I have great memories of making the bread pudding…
  • Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe. How to Make a Hot Chocolate in 2 Minutes

    Arnaud Pinoit
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two It’s not really winter yet but it’s getting colder. You feel like wearing your woolly socks, sitting in front of a crackling fireplace, and nursing a piping hot drink in your hands. What could the hot drink be? How about a delicious homemade hot chocolate which you can prepare in 2 minutes? It’s good for the cold and good for you! Below is the best hot chocolate recipe I’ve tried as the only ingredients required are a chocolate bar and milk. (Remember to get good quality chocolate…
  • Deep Fried Camembert Cheese Recipe — Fried Cheese Wedges Starter

    Arnaud Pinoit
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two Camembert cheese. Some love it. Some hate it. If you love it, read on. (Sorry, haters, there are probably other recipes you’ll like here) You’re probably acquainted with one of the better known camembert recipes, camembert au four (also known as camembert roti or baked cheese). Today, I’m going to introduce you to a lesser known camembert recipe — deep fried camembert cheese (also known as camembert frit). When my granddad turned 70, he decided to celebrate his birthday with the…
  • Madeleine Cookie Recipe — An Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe

    Arnaud Pinoit
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two This madeleine cookie recipe is my customized version of the traditional French Madeleine recipe. Look into your kitchenware to see if you have a shell shaped madeleine baking pan, or simply get one here. This French pastry recipe requires very little effort. I bet you’d soon be baking these madeleine cakes for friends. Be prepared to see your popularity skyrocket! Depending on your mood, you can try a few madeleine recipe variations. You can stick to the ingredients below, replace the pecan nuts…
  • Easy Muffin Recipe with Yummy Fresh Mangoes & Coconut Milk

    Arnaud Pinoit
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two It’s very easy to find blueberry muffin recipes online and yes, they’re very good. To introduce more variety, I’m going to share with you today an easy muffin recipe that contains mango, coconut milk and white chocolate. I also put cranberries or pears sometimes, that can be for future posts. For now, you’ll see that these muffins’ flavor is a bit exotic, the white chocolate makes them sweet and the coconut milk makes them soft. If you like them – or if you don’t…
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    RasoiMenu - A Foodie Blog

  • Kanji Vada Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Kanji vada is a tasty liquid extract of a food. Kanji v […] The post Kanji Vada Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Bhang Lassi Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    Holi is a festival of colours. It’s celebrated all over […] The post Bhang Lassi Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Badam Halwa Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Badam Halwa is very quick and healthy Indian sweet reci […] The post Badam Halwa Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Roasted Capsicum Salad Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Roasted capsicum salad is very healthy, tasty salad rec […] The post Roasted Capsicum Salad Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Matar Paneer Bhurji Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Matar paneer bhurji is a north Indian recipe. It’s a ve […] The post Matar Paneer Bhurji Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
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  • Thandai recipe | How to make thandai drink recipe | Holi recipes

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    Thandai recipe, a very rich delicious and healthy drink especially made during holi festival or Maha shivrathri. I tasted thandai for the time in Bangalore in Gramin restaurant and it was love at first sip From then on whenever we go there I used to order thandai drink and I even asked them how they make it. If you are wondering what is thandai,it is a milk based drink with almonds,fennel seeds,poopy seeds,rose petals and few more ingredients. How rich and delicious can a drink get with all these wonderful ingredients,yeah it is so very delicious and rich that a small quantity goes long way.
  • Veg manchurian gravy recipe | Vegetable manchurian recipe |side dish for fried ricerice

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    Veg manchurian gravy recipe,this is one tasty and flavorful recipe,a very popular side dish for fried rice. Vegetable manchurian recipe is a popular fare among varieties of manchurian recipes. Deep fried veggie balls simmered in a lip smacking tangy sauce,this veg manchurian gravy recipe is a delight to cook and eat. This is a very adaptable and easy recipe,you can use one or all the veggies given here and make delicious crisp balls and make yummy veg manchurian gravy recipe,do not forget to savor few crisp balls as such,they make an excellent starter too. This is a restaurant style recipe…
  • Bread cutlet recipe | Easy snack recipes

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    How about a quick and delicious snack within 15 minutes, are you tired of throwing the 2-3 bread that is not enough for a full recipe, bread cutlet recipe is a perfect bet for you,this is a easy to make snack that is very filling and delicious,a very nice finger food for toddlers,this bread cutlet tastes good even after cooling,so you can even pack this as snack for kids, the main ingredients for this bread cutlet recipe are bread,potatoes and sooji/rava for coating. Other than that the seasoning is purely your choice. Here I have used green chillies,ginger and cilantro leaves,just a change…
  • Instant rava paniyaram recipe | Easy spicy rava paniyaram recipe

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Instant rava paniyaram recipe, a very quick and easy snack as the name implies its instant!,it gets ready in less than 10 minutes. I actually whipped up the batter and kept the pan for heating and started to chop the veggies,by the time the batter was ready pan was also hot and we had these delicious paniyaram in less than 15 minutes :). Instant rava paniyaram recipe is very similar to my oats paniyaram recipe, only more easy. In this recipe, I have not even added tempering of mustard,if you wish you can add though. The only thin to keep in mind is,you need to cook this in medium flame for…
  • Easy gobi tikka recipe | Tandoori gobi on stove top recipe

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:39 am
    Easy gobi tikka recipe, a very tasty and popular starter/street food recipe that is loved by most. Cauliflower is a veggie that is loved by most and there are umpteen number of recipes that one can prepare with cauliflower. Tandoori gobi recipe or gobi tikka recipe is a dry snack where cauliflower florets are coated and marinated in gram flour based batter and then typically cooked in a tandoor. When making at homes we can either grill it in OTG or on a stove top grill pan or use an electric tandoor if you have one. I purchased a stove top grill few months back and tried this easy gobi tikka…
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    The Kitchen Gift Company: Latest News

  • Valentines Day Gifts and Personalised Mugs

    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    New Personalised Mugs For Valentines Day GiftsOur hearts are all a pitter patter with the arrival of our brand new Valentines themed personalised mugs. Included in this fabulous range are mugs featuring a classic heart design aswell as some quirky new designs from Purple Ronnie. We just Love, love love the Personalised Mathmatics of Love Mug and the Elephants in Love Bone China Mug (soooo cute!!)We are confident that our wonderful range will inspire you to choose the perfect gift this Valentine's Day. If you are looking for something unique and special for the one you love then take…
  • Christmas Gifts @ The Kitchen Gift Company

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Great Christmas Gift Ideas For The Kitchen This festive season we have made it our mission to source the most fabulous, cool and quirky kitchen gifts, and Santa's little helpers have just delivered!! From Kitchen Gadgets to unique Kitchen Accessories we are confident that our wonderful range will inspire you to choose the perfect gifts this Christmas. Browse Gifts For Men , For Women and even for the kids, where you will find an exciting range of Baking Gifts. So pull up a chair, have a glass of mulled wine and shop for the whole family from your kitchen table....Merry Christmas!!
  • DIY Wedding Ideas - Flowers, Favours and Fab Table Decor for a unique DIY Wedding

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Creative wedding projects, including DIY Wedding Favours, Vintage style Flower Arrangements and Unique Entertainment Ideas. Plus FREE Wedding Printables and a Mr & Mrs Wedding Gift Guide. Your wedding day, one of the happiest days of your life. One which has to be special, memorable and absolutely perfect. Of course it is an exciting time and you want a nice dress, the perfect venue, delicious food and gorgeous flowers, so proper planning is essential if you want to get hitched without a hitch!! Every couple wants their day to be the best ever, not only for themselves but also for their…
  • ​Top Fathers Day Ideas - Free Printables, Recipes And Downloads

    13 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Fathers Day Gifts & Some Cool Ideas For Dad To Make His Big Day Extra Special Yes!! it`s coming up to that time of year again when we celebrate Dads across the country. When is Fathers Day? we hear you ask.....well we are giving you fair warning before the special day on Sunday 15th June, which gives you plenty of time to plan an extra extra special Father`s Day? A card, present, food and drink are essential elements of a great Father`s Day, so here are some Top Fathers Day Ideas. Father`s Day Card Whatever you do NEVER forget a Father`s Day Card, otherwise you could find that Dads chauffeur…
  • £100 Gift Voucher Giveaway from The Kitchen Gift Co

    9 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    WIN a £100 Gift Voucher in our 1st Birthday Giveaway  To celebrate our 1st Birthday we are giving away £100 to spend on our website, To enter simply click the image above. We would also like to say a very big thank you to all our customers, followers and supporters who have helped us shape The Kitchen Gift Company over the last 12 months. From the setup and launch of the website to our first sales, they have all been milestones to remember but we couldn't have done it without the encouragement of our family and friends, who in the early days often bought things "just because"…
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  • How to Make Sauce Out of Your Pan's Brown Bits (aka Fond)

    Mark Schwartz
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today: Don't wash away them most flavorful bits in your pan. They're called fond, and they're the start of a very good pan sauce. Here's what you need to know. In the universe of cooking, fond is the dark matter. Undetectable in a finished dish, these concentrated brown bits may seem small, but the impact they have on flavor is huge. Fond, quite simply, is the stuff that sticks to your pan after browning meat or vegetables on the stove top, or…
  • Spicy Thai Steak Salad + Sesame and Coconut Sugar Cookies

    Jenny Xu
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today: Get tropical tonight with a taste of Thailand and quick coconut sesame cookies.    Don't get us wrong, soups and stews are glorious and hot chocolate is a blessing, but it's time to switch things up. You can't change the weather, but you can change your meals. Let the chiles in this steak salad warm you up while the limes carry your taste buds and thoughts to warmer climates. Top it off with a spin on the classic sugar cookie, golden and familiar, but with a tropical twist from coconut and sesame folded into the batter. Don't be…
  • Meet Lisa Jones, the Creative Mind Behind Pigeon Toe Ceramics

    Leslie Stephens
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    We think every merchant we work with in our shop is special -- but when we find one with a great story, we'll be featuring them here. Because we want to tell the world about our favorite makers.  Today: Until 6 years ago, Lisa Jones hadn't sat at a potters wheel since she was a child. Now (lucky for us) she can't be stopped. "Don't you want to know about the name? Everyone always asks about the name," Lisa Jones, the owner and designer of Pigeon Toe Ceramics, tells me. Even over the phone, it's clear that she is brazenly passioniate about her work and her…
  • 7 Ways to Cook with Frozen Spinach

    Katherine Oakes
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whether your dinner plans look bleak, or a carefully planned menu is on the horizon, frozen spinach can be the answer to the nagging question, "What else can I put in this dish?" It's also among a few other foods touted for their frozen virtuosity: It's full of flavor, even when it's been sitting in the freezer for awhile, and it's convenient. Already blanched and chopped, it's ready to be added to dishes at a moment's notice. Dig around your freezer for the box of spinach that's been in there for who knows how long. Here are 7 dishes you can happily cook in a…
  • From Babylon to Brooklyn: The History of Rooftop Gardens

    Amy Azzarito
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm by Brooklyn Grange, installed in 2012 in Brooklyn, NY As soon as it’s warm enough to wander outside on the streets of New York, I like to look up and see if I can spot trees -- the city’s tell-tale sign of a roof garden. In nearly every city across the country, you can find restaurants that utilize their roof space for growing produce: Roberta’s in Brooklyn, New York; The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Post & Beam in Los Angeles, California; and Park 75 in Atlanta, Georgia. But this rooftop garden craze isn’t…
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  • Moroccan White Beans

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
    These Moroccan white beans are my kind of food. They are easy, healthy and absolutely delicious. They can be ready in under 30 minutes with very little effort and ingredients. Speaking of ingredient, the of cumin, garlic and tomatoes give these beans a lot of aroma and flavor. In Morocco, white beans are usually served during […] The post Moroccan White Beans appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Skinny Banana Nut Bread

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Baby Arian loves banana nut bread. So I challenged myself to make him a healthy version so I won’t feel guilty feeding it to him. I came up with what I call a skinny banana nut bread. It is sugar free, fat free, and gluten free bread. It can’t get better than that I was […] The post Skinny Banana Nut Bread appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Beef Tagine With Green Beans

    2 Feb 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Beef tagine with green beans is another one pot Moroccan dish that I would like to share with my readers. The preparation of this dish is very similar to the previous tagines I have posted before. You just cook the meat then add the desired vegetables. The only thing you have to adjust are the […] The post Beef Tagine With Green Beans appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Moroccan Potato Pancakes

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Moroccan potato pancakes are also called “maakouda”. They are usually served as an appetizer or side dish. We like to serve them with fish or kebabs.  They also taste great by themselves as a snack with some plain yogurt or wrapped in lettuce.  The combination of the cumin, garlic and cilantro give these pancakes a […] The post Moroccan Potato Pancakes appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Chocolate Yogurt

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    This chocolate yogurt is a great alternative to ice cream if you are on a diet. You could also serve it as a dip with fruit for dessert or an afternoon snack. It practically takes 5 minutes to prepare and can last a few days in the fridge. If you love chocolate as much as […] The post Chocolate Yogurt appeared first on Tajoon.
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    Musings from the other side

  • Lamb Kofta Curry

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:07 am
    Sometimes, I am at a complete loss for words when I sit down to write a post. I really just want to say "This is good. Eat it!"Meatballs exist in every culture in some form or other and they are always some of the heartiest, most satisfying dishes. "Kofta" is essentially the Indian version of this well loved hearty dish. The word "kofta" isn't exclusive to India, it is used all over the Middle East and there are just as many varieties. In this recipe, I have used ground lamb. Ground beef can be used too. A while ago, I discovered that I could substitute wheat bran for breadcrumbs in…
  • Char Kway Teow

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    I have been really enjoying the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine lately. The flavors are intense but the cooking process is quick and not too complicated. "Char Kway Teow" is a Malaysian stir fry made with fresh flat rice noodles, very common on the streets of Penang . It can be described as Pad Thai's Malaysian cousin to the uninitiated (like me!). I recently ordered "Char Kway Teow" at a restaurant in Auckland called Mix Moon (very close to a certain infamous sculpture) . It was fantastic. Though traditionally it is cooked with shrimp, Chinese sausages, blood cockles and cooked in lard,…
  • Malaysian Sambal Eggplant

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:42 am
    I picked up some Chinese eggplants from the Asian grocery store with the very noble intention of including more vegetables in my diet. Eggplants are not my favorite vegetable, so you can appreciate just how noble an intention this was. The only way I enjoy eating them is in a baingan bharta - mashed and spiced beyond recognition. Sometimes when you are an adult you have to sneak veggies in your meals, even the ones you don't like. These long skinny eggplants though, are not ideal for bharta so I decided to try something new and exciting. Sambal Eggplant! The idea came to me in a flash - I am…
  • Pico de gallo

    10 Feb 2015 | 12:51 am
    Pico de gallo, or very simply "pico", is a fresh mild salsa that is a must have on taco nights. No chiles were harmed in the making of this salsa. It is mild enough for the meekest of Mexican food lovers.Pico takes me back to warm Florida summers. Scratch that. HOT Florida summers. Tomatoes are the real star of this show, so make sure the tomatoes are ripe, firm and fresh. In this recipe I have used lemons instead of limes, just because I had them on hand. If you have limes, use limes. If you have Key limes, use Key limes. And give Florida a kiss for me. Pico de galloIngredients6…
  • Pipi - Tuatua Masala

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:37 am
    If you are planning to visit the most loved beach in New Zealand - Ohope , make sure you take a bucket with you and collect some Tuatuas during low tide. There is something very satisfying about foraging and harvesting your own food. Tuatuas are a species of clams. They are closely related to Pipis and the names are often used interchangeably (though incorrectly!). They are plentiful around this time of the year and are absolutely delicious. So last weekend, we headed to the beach armed with a bucket. Of course we didn't get our act together…
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    The Eat More Food Project

  • Jansson’s Temptation (Daikon Radish Gratin)

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    For a few reasons, I eat a fair amount of Swedish food. I tracked down a place that serves a traditional Swedish smorgasbord for Christmas here in Charleston and I’m super excited to go at the end of the year. Until then, without a doubt, this is my favorite Swedish dish! I have no idea who Jansson is, but we are tempted by the same things. I ate this for lunch with a slice of meatloaf for an entire week! Traditionally, it’s made with potatoes, but cooked daikon radish is an excellent substitute. It tastes like much more flavorful potatoes au gratin. The recipe is adapted from Sten…
  • 5 Ways to Eat Low Carb High Fat on a Budget

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    I generally eat a diet that is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, otherwise known as LCHF or Keto. Sixty percent of my calories come from fat, thirty-five percent come from protein, and five percent come from carbohydrates. This ratio is commonly referred to as your “macros”. I eat this way both for weight loss and also to improve my health. A lot of the ways we usually stretch food farther involve carbohydrates like bread, rice or pasta. So when you cut these out of a meal, it can feel expensive to put a meal together. Here are 5 ways to eat low carb, high fat on a budget!
  • Vegan Broccoli Curry Noodles

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    I have a couple of vegan friends and I was thinking to myself the other day that there’s a really lack of low-carb vegan options. I came up with this mash up of Japanese Soul Cooking’s Curry Udon and Post Punk Kitchen’s Broccoli Curry Udon. I managed to keep it low carb by using shirataki noodles. This is what they look like: If you haven’t had them before, use something else like gluten-free noodles, spaghetti squash, or strips of sautéed cabbage. People have some really strong feelings about these noodles, and I agree that they can taste a bit like trying to chew rubber bands.
  • Zesty Cauliflower Ham and Cheese Casserole

    16 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ugh. Can we talk for a minute about this stupid name – Zesty Cauliflower Ham and Cheese Casserole. I was trying to convey that this wasn’t just a cauliflower version of mac and cheese. That it’s different and has a little kick to it because of the addition of a lot of sour cream and scallion. But the only word that comes to my mind to describe it, and I wish there was another word that could get the job done, was “zesty.” Ugh, so lame! Lol! Well, this is adapted from Lost Sentiment’s Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Ham Casserole. This is perfect for potlucks, to take to a new…
  • Salmon with Lemon-Caper Aioli and Warm Tomato Sauté

    9 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    I despise going out to eat for Valentine’s Day. It feels like every restaurant jams twice as many tables and chairs into the dining room and slaps together some kind of bland fixed-price menu they can make ahead and reheat. I much prefer to eat at home. I love this recipe because, like my Steak and Asparagus Dinner and Garlicky Lemon Chicken, it’s elegant and really easy to make. The sauce, which is adapted from A Healthy Life for Me’s Tuna Lemon-Aioli Bruschetta, takes no time to mix up and salmon cooks so quickly on the stove. All that’s left to do is lightly cook the tomato…
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    Chef Masterclasses

  • Chinese Dumplings

    Chef Masterclasses
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:50 am
    Because the shape of Chinese dumplings looks like a silver ingot – a kind of ancient Chinese money, Chinese people believe eating dumplings during the New Year festival will bring more money and wealth for the coming year. Dumpling Filling: 650g pork belly,roughly chopped 2cm ginger, peeled (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger) 2 teaspoons onion flakes 1 tablespoon water chestnuts, sliced 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1⁄2teaspoon black pepper 1 clove garlic 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine 1 teaspoon sesame oil Packet of wonton wrappers DIRECTIONS : Add all ingredients to food processor and whizz up, until…
  • Four Generations of De Bortoli

    Chef Masterclasses
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:22 pm
    One thing I really love about the De Bortoli family, is the beautiful way their family interact with each other. The fourth generation of De Bortoli’s are coming up through the ranks now, and they bring a fresh perspective to the winery. While we were in Griffith recently, I sat down with Emery, her daughter Leanne, (who heads up the winery at the Yarra Valley) and two of Emery’s grand-daughters – Anna and Sophie.  We had a chat about the ‘Deen’ range of wines, named after Emery’s late husband. Each bottle features a different picture of Deen in action, representing all…
  • Emeri De Bortoli’s Perfect Cheese Plate

    Chef Masterclasses
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
    A good cheese plate doesn’t have to be intimidating or expensive to put together for some quick, low-fuss entertaining, and match it with some lovely wine. See how Emeri De Bortoli (the beautiful matriarch of the De Bortoli wine family) does it,and what wine she matches with it. SOOOO good!
  • Tips to Make Your Next Picnic Awesome

    Chef Masterclasses
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Picnics are one of my favourite things about summertime — both spur-of-the-moment sandwiches on the lawn, and well-planned out feasts. What’s not to love about sitting out in nature, enjoying some company and a plate full of delicious food? In an ideal world, we would all have servants to carry the silver and crystal along, as well as chairs and tables, tents, and a fancy multi-course meal – just like they did in the ‘olden days’. In reality, our family picnics are mostly of the last-minute variety that involve me grabbing a bread stick, and a roast chook and a roll of…
  • Corrie’s Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

    Chef Masterclasses
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Forget those sports drinks! Keep yourself hydrated this summer with this wonderfully refreshing salad containing protein for energy, and its naturally high fluid levels, vitamins, and electrolytes. Ingredients: 6 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes, well chilled 1 cup feta, crumbled ½ Spanish red onion, finely sliced 2 Lebanese cucumber, cut into cubes ¼ cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped ¼ cup mint leaves, chopped 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar (or normal balsamic vinegar) 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and black pepper Method: Mix the chopped mint, balsamic vinegar, olive oil…
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    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:51 am
    These have always been one of my favourite chocolate treats. I know I have an endless amount of chocolate recipes, but they are my favourite sweet RECIPES to make. I always used to make crispy treats when I was younger, they’re such an easy, quick and tasty dessert to make – as well as being delicious. There’s something amazing about the combination of smooth chocolate with a crunchy, crisp texture like puffed rice. I also used to enjoy making these with corn flakes too, anything that gives that nice snap! You could also try these with puffed quinoa, millet, buckwheat or…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    If you had asked me a few months ago what my favourite kind of recipes to create were, I would have undoubtably said dessert. However, I definitely think my palette has changed now, even in such a short space of time. I’ve actually found that I really enjoy coming up with new ideas for dinners and main meals. I love taking a few simple ingredients and mixing them with some spices to create a dish that’s full of flavour. There are so many amazing things you can make when you use some of your creativity. My latest creation was this casserole dish. Originally, I made this as a…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:32 am
    Here’s the video for my classic chocolate recipe! I hope you all like it! I’ve included the recipe below for it here, as well as the link back to the original post for it.   First post of recipe (which includes variations):   Chocolates – makes up to around 15, depending on size of moulds: Ingredients: 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp (30g) cocoa powder 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup (50g) cacao powder 1/3 cup (55g) raw coconut oil 1/4 cup + 3 tbsp (52g)* cocoa or cacao butter 3 tbsp maple syrup generous pinch of salt and some vanilla, to taste   *…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    It’s only recently that I started to learn about yoga. I’ve always admired the practice, and peoples ability to twist and turn into so many amazingly complex poses like Yoganidrasana (yoga sleep pose) or Gandha Bherundasana (formidable face pose). Although there’s much more to it than becoming bendy, achieving those poses are definitely something I one day aspire to be able to achieve! Yoga is something that I have instantly fallen in love with, and with so many types out there to try, the journey into it feels endless.   I’ve really began to enjoy practicing…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    I love overnight oats. Although it may seem a bit eager to prepare your breakfast the night before eating it, it does save a lot of time in the morning. You then also get to enjoy a bowl of something that’s really delicious. When I make my overnight oats, I like to combine a few flavours that I think really compliment each other. So, with this recipe I went for a citrusy/tropical theme. Mixing orange, lime and dried apricots give a really nice fresh taste, and adding orange zest gives a very light zingy bitterness. The apricots also plump up from the fruits juices giving a sweet, soft…
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    breakfast ideas for kids - Clever ideas and delicious breakfast recipes

  • Cute American Kids taste several Breakfasts From Around the World

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Breakfast ideas for kids    a bunch of American kids have been invited to come in and try traditional breakfasts from around the world. Here are the hilariously adorable results…   Cet article Cute American Kids taste several Breakfasts From Around the World est apparu en premier sur breakfast ideas for kids - Clever ideas and delicious breakfast recipes.
  • Mango lassi

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
      drink breakfast ideas for kids Mango lassi breakfast ideas for kids A lassi is an Indian drink, and traditionally a few drops of rosewater are added to the mango mixture before blending. This cooler is a cross between a fruit smoothie and a sherbet. Serve with mint sprigs, if desired. 1 ripe medium mango (about 12 ounces) 1 cup plain reduced- fat or whole milk yogurt 1 heaping cup ice cubes 12 cup pure mango nectar, apricot nectar, or unsweetened apple juice or orange juice 1 tablespoon honey drink breakfast ideas for kids:  Preparation 1. Cut up the mango: Place the fruit flat on a…
  • Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    breakfast ideas for kids : Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie breakfast ideas for kids This tastes like a tangy blueberry milk shake. For a surprise treat, add a peeled fresh peach (or some drained canned peaches in light syrup) to the mixture before blending. 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen blueberries 1 graham cracker square 1 cup ice cubes 12 cup prepared lemonade or limeade 4 tablespoons Neufchâtel (reduced- fat) cream cheese 1 tablespoon honey breakfast ideas for kids : Preparation Combine all of the ingredients in order in a blender. Blend at medium and then high speed until smooth, about 2…
  • Boardwalk Fresh Lemonade

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:10 pm
      breakfast ideas for kids : Boardwalk Fresh Lemonade breakfast ideas for kids We love getting freshly squeezed lemonade at the boardwalk or from roadside stands helmed by little ones. For a different taste, try adding a little sprig of fresh mint to the fi nished drink. 14 cup fresh lemon juice ( from 2 medium lemons) 34 cup water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon honey Ice, for serving breakfast ideas for kids : Preparation Combine the lemon juice and water in a tall glass. Add the sugar and honey and stir for about a minute to dissolve. Add ice to fill the glass, and serve. “It’s…
  • Cold and Warw drink for thirsty kids

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    breakfast ideas for kids breakfast ideas for kids Cold and Warw drink for thirsty kids Nutritionists will tell you there are few dietary evils greater than softdrinks. These should be exiled from mostthat children can have only on rare occasions. If, from the beginning,soda is accurately described to kids as artificarbonated chemicals, perhaps fewer will opt to drink it.households and be an itemcially colored, calorie-rich, A regular Coca-Cola packs about 155 empty calories in a 12-ounce can, so if a child has one at lunch and dinner, that adds 310 excess calories a day, nearly a quarter…
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    Recipes, Easy and Healthy

  • Roasted Pork

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Roasted Pork is yet another way of making roasted pork, but this time you will use small potatoes and spouts. Ingredients: 26.4 ounces (750 grams) clean pork to roast white wine salt, pepper, paprika 3 garlic cloves 1 onion 3.5 ounces (100 grams) lard 2.6 pounds (1.2 kilo) small potatoes 1 small bunch of spouts […]The post Roasted Pork appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Ham Rolls with Spaghetti

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    This recipe is very easy to make and it’s ideal for those who have children during school time. They will love these Ham Rolls with Spaghetti. Ingredients: 7 ounces (200 grams) spaghetti 8 peeled ripe tomatoes 8 slices of ham 2 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 small packages of béchamel sauce 2 tablespoons […]The post Ham Rolls with Spaghetti appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Quick Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    This Turkey Stroganoff recipe is very simple and ideal to make on any occasion! Ingredients: 1.7 ounces (50 grams) margarine 17.6 ounces (500 grams) turkey 1 chalice of Port wine 1 teaspoon mustard 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 decilitres cream 1 can of mushrooms salt and pepper to your taste white rice to use as a […]The post Quick Turkey Stroganoff Recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Ovar’s Own Sponge Cake (Portuguese recipe)

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    For those who appreciate Sponge Cake, here is another quick and easy recipe. Ingredients: 5 eggs 12 egg yolks 4.4 ounces (125 grams) sleeved flour 8.8 ounces (250 grams) sugar Drawing paper How to make Ovar’s Own Sponge Cake: Start by lining the bottom and sides of a smooth and round mould with drawing paper […]The post Ovar’s Own Sponge Cake (Portuguese recipe) appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Trás-Os-Montes’ Own Roasted Codfish

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    This Trás-Os-Montes’ Own Roasted Codfish is a traditional Portuguese recipe. It’s very easy to make and delicious! Ingredients: 4 slices of gammon 4 codfish loins 2 onions 2 garlic cloves 1.5 decilitres olive oil Peeled boiled potatoes How to make Trás-Os-Montes’ Own Roasted CodFish Start by boiling medium sized potatoes. They should be whole and […]The post Trás-Os-Montes’ Own Roasted Codfish appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
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    Marie's Cravings

  • Cheesecake Brownies

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    For over a month I tried many, many different brownie recipes but none came close to the taste I remembered from a distant past. I couldn’t remember where or when I had it, and having exhausted the plethora of recipes I found on the internet I was starting to think that maybe I had imagined it. To complicate matters even more, I wanted a recipe that used cocoa powder instead of melted chocolate because a part of me dies every time I melt a chocolate bar. I always feel like I’m wasting the effort of the person who so painstakingly put the chocolate bar together only to…
  • Sushi

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:03 pm
    With all the new year resolutions kicking in, I thought this would be a good time to start on a healthy note. I’m hoping to keep on track at least till March with the help of this blog. Thought it’d be an interesting experiment to see how far having a blog would aid oneself in keeping resolutions. Anyway, on to the real deal: sushi. I’m not going to include the recipe because the photos are intuitive and who likes wordy posts anyway. The ingredients and quantity are also according to individual preference so really, feel free to roll with whatever you like. [See what I did there? I…
  • Homemade Brownies

    23 Dec 2014 | 4:15 pm
    After a week-long vacation to China, it sure feels good to be home again. Not that I’m complaining – it was definitely the break I needed. The soaring mountains and cascading waterfalls were truly a sight to behold, combined with its rich and ancient culture – China was a very enriching experience. And all that just from the few places I visited, barely even scratching the surface of what the country has to offer. Nevertheless, coming back to a familiar place, to a language I understand, warmer temperatures, and bowel-approved food is comforting. But I digress. Moving on to why…
  • Macarons with Chocolate Ganache Filling

    1 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    I’ve eaten quite a few macarons in my lifetime but I never took a fancy to them because they were overly sweet. The ones I’ve eaten at least. They were so sweet, the sweetness would go straight to my head. Like a brain freeze but perhaps more aptly termed “sugar freeze”. Macarons are known to be notoriously finicky and difficult to make. Just look at ‘em wrong and they won’t come out right. But coming across a couple of food blogs I saw that many have bravely attempted to make macarons in their home kitchen and succeeded at it. Being a kiasu person I rose to the…
  • Lemon Curd

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    My mom brought back lemon curd from a recent vacation and before two weeks were up, there was barely an eighth of the jar left. Yes, it was that good. So good I think it practically ranks right up there with Nutella. The fact that my mom bakes the most delicious bread could’ve also been one of the contributing factors to the quickly diminishing lemon-y goodness. Knowing I wasn’t about to find any lemon curd next to the kaya spread at the supermarket, added to the fear I was going to wake up one day with no lemon curd left to spread on my bread, I decided to take things into my own…
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    Natural Chow

  • Baked Sweet Potato Fries

    Margaret Anne
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    After one bite, you’re sure to fall in love with these crispy baked sweet potato fries. They’re a healthy and delicious snack that everyone is sure to love! I’m just going to come right out and say it. I am obsessed with sweet potato fries. Actually, I think I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes in general. I mean, I have like 3 bags of them in my house (so roughly 37). I’ve never tried sweet potato fries from the store, or from a restaurant, since I hardly ever makes trips to the freezer or go out to eat. And anyways, the sweet potatoes fries you get from the store…
  • Chai Banana Bread Muffins

    Margaret Anne
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    These chai banana bread muffins will blow you away with how tender and flavorful they are. Super easy to make and healthy to boot, these muffins are sure to become a favorite. I really love muffins. But you know what I love more? When the oven actually works. Like ACTUALLY works. Lemme explain a little. One sunny Friday morning, I decided I was going to turn my favorite banana bread recipe into muffins, with a chai spin. All was well and good until I realized that my oven temperature was too low. We’re not baking bread ladies, we’re baking muffins.CLICK to continue reading Chai…
  • Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

    Margaret Anne
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A low-calorie dip that’s way healthier than the storebought kind. This Greek yogurt ranch dip will knock your socks off with it’s incredible flavor and ease of making. Who doesn’t love a little drizzle of ranch dressing on their salad? Oh, yeah. I don’t. I have to be honest. There is something about dressing on salad that just gives me the willies. BUT I do love dipping sliced vegetables like carrots and celery into ranch dip.  After switching to real food two years ago, all the processed and bad-for-you salad dressing had to go. Not to mention no more of those…
  • Skinny Dark Chocolate Chia Granola

    Margaret Anne
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who says breakfast can’t be indulgent? This skinny dark chocolate chia granola has an intense chocolate flavor and is perfectly crunchy and sweet. Most mornings, I just have plain ‘ol oatmeal for breakfast, with maybe a little cinnamon and maple syrup—nothin’ fancy.  But you know what I WANT most mornings? Something that’ll excite my taste buds. Something that is indulgent and heavenly, but not loaded with sugar. If that’s what you’re looking for too, this skinny dark chocolate chia granola definitely fits the bill. An intense chocolate chocolate…
  • 15-Minute Shrimp Scampi

    Margaret Anne
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    This lighter version of shrimp scampi only takes 15 minutes to make and is packed with garlicky lemon flavor. Serve over noodles or enjoy it by itself! If your days are anywhere near as busy as mine, you understand the importance (and the necessity) of quick, easy meals. You don’t have time to cook and prepare an extravagant dish that takes 1 1/2 hours to make, especially when you know it’ll be devoured in less than 10 minutes. This mouthwatering shrimp scampi is super easy to make, is 15-minutes start-to-finish, and tastes like HEAVEN! I am not exaggerating when I say, you need…
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  • Chocolate Sun Butter Pancake Sandwiches

    C. McCord
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Given their choice of spreads, my kids would probably opt to live on Nutella over peanut butter, apple butter, hummus or anything else. My apples didn’t fall too far from the tree as Nutella has always been one of my favorite guilty pleasures as well. It’s actually impossible not to love. Even people I know who aren’t fans of hazelnuts will find themselves diving into a jar of this Italian chocolate spread like nobody’s business. It’s a massive bummer that my kids can’t have Nutella at their nut-free school, so I cooked up the idea for this uber-simple sunflower butter…
  • Avocado Toast

    Catherine McCord
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    It’s funny how some of the simplest pleasures in life become the ones we embrace the most. Over the past months we have been making avocado toast at least twice a week, sometimes more. It’s the perfect breakfast, lunch, snack or even light dinner to fill your belly it’s when grumbling away. On the weekends when we would rather be doing an art project or play a board game then be in the kitchen I’ve been toasting up tons of olive bread purchased from our favorite bread vendor at the farmers market, mash tons of ripe avocado with a touch of salt and lime juice (preventing the avocado…
  • All Veggie Nachos

    Catherine McCord
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    When we have a party with a big group I almost always make a big platter of Greek or Healthy Nachos. As much as I adore chips and gobs of sauce and melted cheese on top, we tend to pay for it later feeling heavy and weighed down. When I started thinking about vegetable inspired recipe ideas for Bolthouse Farms UnBake Sale I realized that you don’t have to have chips with all the amazing array of toppings in traditional nachos, why not make your own All Veggie Nachos. You could still include a handful of grated cheese for flavor and make a luscious topping of plain greek yogurt with lime.
  • MightyNest Giveaway

    Catherine McCord
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    For years I investigated the best containers to use when storing food. The obvious choice was to use plastic containers as they’re light weight, easy to find at the local grocery and inexpensive. But what happens to your food when you add it warm to the plastic, try to warm foods in them or freeze the foods you’ve spent time and love preparing to end up pouring into plastic? I’ve read enough articles and spoken to physicians and scientists to know that taking a chance on using plastic containers to store our food isn’t a great idea as you run the chance of the plastic leeching into…
  • Slow Cooker Bone Broth

    Catherine McCord
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    I’ve always been fascinated by food trends. The past few years it’s been all about kale and why it’s the only vegetable you should be eating in salads, smoothies, baked as chips and more. But just the other day I read a lengthy article about an author who was breaking up with kale. Should you really break up with healthy foods?! The past few months all I’ve seen are recipes containing bone broth. Asian countries have been making bone broth for centuries using it as a base in luscious soups. A few months ago a bone broth shop opened in New York City offering large cups of the warm,…
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    Arousing Appetites

  • Shakshouka

    Cyrus Roepers
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    There really is an art to keeping things simple. No matter how you spell it, shakshouka – or chakchouka.. or shakshuka – is one of those elegantly simple recipes. In fact, the spelling of its name might be more complicated than the recipe itself! Kidding aside, shakshouka is one of those fantastic dishes that works […] Come see the full Shakshouka post on Arousing Appetites.
  • Coconut Oil As A True Science-Backed “Superfood”

    Cyrus Roepers
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:43 pm
    The word “superfood” has been thrown around a lot recently. One day it’s baby spinach saving the day. The next it’s kale to the rescue. Even chia seeds have garnered at least sidekick status! But have you ever heard of about coconut oil being a superfood? My guess is that you probably haven’t… even though […] Come see the full Coconut Oil As A True Science-Backed “Superfood” post on Arousing Appetites.
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    My Real Food Family

  • Sweet Potato Dessert Fries

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias There has been a debate going on in my kitchen for a while now.  You see, I love sweet potatoes and would eat them with almost any meal.  Mr. Real Food….not so much.  I love the sweetness of sweet potatoes and the flavor they add to some of my other favorite foods like quinoa and avocado.  The combination of quinoa, sweet potato and avocado might just be my ideal flavor combo.  Mr. Real Food doesn’t like anything sweet in a savory dish so…
  • Clean Eating Tips, Tricks and Recipes

    19 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    When talking to people about clean eating, I have realized that there is a lot of confusion about what it really is.  Many people seem to think you have to eat all fruits and vegetables and never get to have any good food.  But that’s not the case at all! As with anything in life, a healthy balance is important.  While it’s best for your body to eat 100% clean, that’s not realistic for a lot of people (myself included).  So I’ve compiled this list of tips and tricks from some of the best bloggers out there to help you incorporate clean eating into your life or to…
  • Easy Homemade Ketchup

    17 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    When my girls were growing up, we always had to have ketchup on hand.  They loved typical kid foods like chicken nuggets and fish sticks and always insisted on having ketchup for dipping.  Have you ever read the label on a bottle of ketchup?  I was shocked when I looked at it.  Some brands have lots and lots of ingredients with several of them being chemicals!  One thing that almost all of them have in common is high fructose corn syrup.  That’s definitely not something I’d like to eat!  I knew you could make your own ketchup but I figured it was difficult and time…
  • Quinoa Veggie Stir Fry

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is a special recipe brought to you by Mr. Real Food himself!  He cooks pretty regularly around here but getting him to blog his recipes is a challenge.  But I finally talked him into blogging one of our favorite recipes.  This quinoa veggie stir fry recipe is great for us because it is easy to modify for our different preferences.  I try to eat a mostly vegetarian, plant-based diet these days but Mr. Real Food still has to have his meat.  This dish is the perfect compromise for us.  I get my meatless meal and he gets his meat.  And we live happily ever after.  Ok, so maybe the…
  • Udi’s Gluten Free at Walmart

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is a sponsored post for which I have been compensated by the Advertiser.  All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.  I’m sure many of you have heard all the buzz around gluten free lately.  I’ve been reading up on it myself and trying to learn more about it since I’m not one to just jump on the bandwagon of any new diet craze and eliminate items from my diet.  I’m not gluten intolerant or sensitive but I wondered if there was any benefit to going gluten free or at least reducing the amount of gluten I consume in my diet.  A walk down almost any…
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    The Kitchen Invader

  • 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…
  • Our Holiday 2014 Menu

    26 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Merry Christmas to all! Here’s to a great year and a lot of cooking in the kitchen. Our Holiday menu is for two days and we’ve been cooking since the 22nd of December. It starts with morcon. My grandma commissioned my mom on the 22nd to cook morcon – a type of meat roll (usually beef) slowly cooked in tomato and liver sauce until tender. Every cook and household has their own versions depending on the preferred ingredients that are stuffed inside the beef roll. This dish is a bit similar to pot roast and can be cooked over the stove or in the oven. On Christmas Eve we had…
  • No-bake Blueberry Cheesecake (updated)

    26 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Christmas 2014 dessert – we never get tired of our no-bake blueberry cheesecake =)   We’ve always wanted to bake our own cheesecake. Unfortunately, we don’t have an oven right now. So, we decided to make a no-bake version of blueberry cheesecake last Saturday for my sister’s advanced birthday celebration at home on the following day. We searched the web for some recipes and found one. But we used the recipe written on the carton package of Magnolia Cream Cheese. Here’s the recipe… Ingredients: Graham Cracker Crust: 2 packs crushed Graham…
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    The Tastes of India

  • 35 Shocking Fishing Facts Which You Will Wish You Never Read About

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:23 am
    Do you eat fish? Then you might not want to read this post. Because the below fishing facts are sure to make at least a few of you stop eating fish. Fish is one of my favorites, while Puja prefers being a vegetarian. My mom cooks fish in the traditional Kerala way using mud pots and I can tell you that the taste of the fish curry cooked that way tastes totally different from any other style of cooking. Though Fried Fish is my favorite, I like Fish curry as well. Fish is a staple food for a lot of people living in coastal Kerala and fishing the only earner. It is hence that there are a lot of…
  • Orange and Khoya Barfi

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Orange and Khoya Barfi No to sweets never….. I can never say no to any sweets. Sweets are my weakness. Though I can’t have too much of it at a time but Sweets are something I always look for, when I finish my breakfast, lunch or dinner. So even if there is no occasion I prefer making some kind of sweets or desserts to delight myself and my family. Ohh! how can I forget my little daughter, she is fond of these kind of sweet items and she keeps asking for more. Orange sweet barfi is a combination of orange, khoya and sugar. Due to its orange flavor it tastes great and is very simple…
  • 18 Health Benefits of Black Pepper

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    It was during one of my first visits to Kerala that I saw a lot of small green shiny ball shaped seeds clinging onto the trunks of a lot of trees. At first I couldn’t understand what it was but a closer look told me that it was pepper. It was then that my husband told me about the many different spices that are grown in Kerala. I could then deduce the reason for the low prices of most spices. But the fact that with changing times and the shrinking green blanket in the state, the cultivation of most spices have also taken a beating. But one thing that I could still find being grown in some…
  • Minty Egg Korma Recipe

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    Minty Egg Korma is a quick Indian recipe made with boiled eggs, flavored with mint and roasted spices, cashew and coconut. Adding mint to this curry gives a nice aroma to the curry. There are many other versions of making Egg curry. But amongst all, I like the egg korma recipe very much. My family loved this curry very much. Just about one month back, suddenly we got a call from one of our relatives saying they would visit our house. Since they were coming around lunch time, my in-laws asked me to prepare something special for the lunch. I had no clue what special to make since I was not…
  • Peanut-Coconut Cookies

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    Peanut-Coconut Cookies – It is very funny how fast our tastes change. A lot of things that we never liked sometime in our lives are things that we start to like and enjoy in a different phase of life. Take for example, bitter gourd. I never liked it as a kid because of its bitter taste. Fast forward it to today and it is one of the vegetables that I liked the most. If you are wondering why all this discussion about bittergourd in a cookie recipe, then I was just trying to be philosophical and building a context for what it to come below….Lol. Just like bitter gourd in my story…
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    Good Cake Food

  • Orange Bavarian Cream - Recipe

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    A pint and a half of cream, the juice of five oranges and grated rind of two, one large cupful of sugar, the yolks of six eggs, half a package of gelatin, half a cupful of cold water. Soak the gelatin two hours in the cold water. Whip the cream, and skim off until there is less than half a pint unwhipped.Grate the rind of the oranges on the gelatin, Squeeze and strain the orange juice, and add the sugar to it. Put the unwhipped cream in the double boiler.Beat the yolks of the eggs and add to the milk. Stir this mixture until it begins to thicken, and add the gelatin. As soon as the gelatin is…
  • Victoria Sponge Cake - Recipe

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Ingredients :170 gms Powdered sugar170 gms Butter or margarineSelf – raising flour - 170 gms or plain flour with 1 ½ tsp baking powder3 Eggs1 tsp Vanilla essence½ cup Milk Method :Sieve the flour.Take out the butter from the refrigerator 1 hour in advanceCream the butter and sugar very well.When the mixture is light and creamy, add the eggs, one at a time, beating each time thoroughly.If the mixture curdles while adding the eggs, add a little flour before adding the next egg.Finally, fold in the flour and add milk until the mixture forms a dropping consistency.Add the vanilla…
  • Cake Black Forest

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:31 am
    Ingredients :Refined flour – 60 gmsCocoa powder – 60 gmsBaking powder – ¼ tspSoda bi-carb – a pinchSugar – 120 gmsEggs – 4Melted butter – 120 gmsVanilla essence – 2 dropsFor decoration:Whipped cream – 200 gmsGrated chocolate – 15 gmsWalnuts or broken cashew nuts or cherries – 50 gmsMethod :Line and grease two 175 mm diameter cake tins.Sift flour, cocoa, soda bicarb and baking powder together twice.Beat eggs and sugar over hot water till thick like custard sauce. Add vanilla essence.Fold in lightly the sieved flour and melted butter, adding a little water to get pouring…
  • Angel Food Cupcakes

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Makes about 20 cupcakesIngredients3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp caster sugar (or granulated sugar, pulsed in the food processor)1/2 cup cake flour (how to make cake flour)1/4 tsp salt6 egg whites, room temperature2 1/2 tbsp warm water1/2 tsp vanilla extract1 tbsp lemon juiceLemon Cream Cheese Frosting8 oz cream cheese, softened1/2 stick of butter, softened1 cup powdered sugar1/2 cup heavy whipping cream1/2 tbsp lemon juice (about half a lemon)1 tbsp lemon zest (about 1 lemon)pinch of saltMethodPreheat oven to 350 F. Sift together half the sugar with cake flour and salt, set aside. In a separate mixing…
  • Orange Pie Recipe

    21 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Take half a dozen Seville oranges, chip them very fine as you would do for preserving, make a little hole in the top, and scope out all the meat, as you would do an apple, you must boil them whilst they are tender, and shift them two or three times to take off the bitter taste; take six or eight apples, according as they are in bigness, pare and slice them, and put to them part of the pulp of your oranges, and pick out the strings and pippins, put to them half a pound of fine powder sugar, so boil it up over a slow fire, as you would do for puffs, and fill your oranges with it; they must be…
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    Bread & With It

  • Homemade Butter

    Laurel Blow
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I wasn't ready for this post, because I didn't even think it was going to make its way to Bread & With It. I thought making homemade butter would be really difficult. Boy was I wrong! Homemade butter is delicious, easy and just plain cool to make! Deborah at the Stinky Kitchen wrote an article back in December, how to make raw butter. I shared her article on the Bread & With It Facebook page. Along with the "share", I mentioned that Emma and I were excited to make our own homemade butter, and here I am in February finally sharing it with you! After going through the…
  • Homemade Muffins

    Laurel Blow
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Holy, hecticly, homemade muffins Batman! It happened. I didn't think there would be any time to make these babies, but I'm so glad I was able to! We all have busy schedules, but this one is like "Holy cow! Stop the car, or I'm going to jump out!" busy. I think we've just about peaked our ability to pack everything in scale. I'm starting to realize that this lifestyle is very common with families that home-school. It's a busy life, but as a family we've never been so happy. Really. When the kids were in public school, Michael was at work and I was either working or going to school. We…
  • Cooking Times For Cupcakes

    Laurel Blow
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you found a really wonderful cake recipe that makes your taste buds sing? Now you can turn your cake recipe into a cupcake recipe whenever you want to, with one simple trick! I'm not going to drag this out and make you wait for it. The trick to adjusting the cooking times for cupcakes is to just fill your cupcake liners half-full and reducing the recipe time by one-half. Yes, it's that easy! I discovered how to alter the cooking times for cupcakes in one of my cookbooks, and I'm incredibly excited about it now. This opens up so many opportunities now! Basically I can make any of my…
  • Filling a Pastry Bag: 1 Easy Trick

    Laurel Blow
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    This quick trick makes piping chocolate or frosting so much easier! Filling a pastry bag always results in a mess and such a hassle! I can't begin to share how many times I've thrown in the towel (sometimes literally), because of the mess these pastry bags can make. Nothing irritates me more than a huge mess when I'm doing detailed projects. Once the outer-side of your pastry bag gets messy it's all down hill from there. Most people, when they first begin working with pastry bags, they try scooping their frosting into the bag with a spoon (I really wish I had a game show buzzer…
  • Lego Mini-fig Recycled Crayons

    Leila Winiecki
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Valentines day comes at the time of year when our family has just settled down from the holidays, birthdays, travel, our anniversary and beginning school again. It's not the most convenient of times, to say the least. Valentine's day seems so commercialized that I can barely make myself buy things knowing it will end up being thrown away or eaten in a fury of sugar-induced excitement. This is where I buckle down and get creative by making Lego Mini-fig recycled crayons. I'm sure you also have a box of dirty broken crayons somewhere, that no one even colors with…
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    Gourmet Project

  • PB&J Croissants

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:49 pm
    an easy, ready in minutes, recipe that will still keep your brunch gourmet and fancy! - una ricetta facile, pronta in pochi minuti, ma che lascerà comunque al tuo brunch il suo status di gourmet e fancy!
  • Vanilla & Nutmeg Coffe Syrup

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    vanilla & nutmeg coffee syrup for your fancy brunch! - vaniglia e noce moscata per lo sciroppo del caffè del tuo fancy brunch!
  • Parmesan & Sage Potato Pancakes

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    soft, delicious potato pancakes with sahe butter... aren't you super tempted? - soffici e deliziosi pancake di patate con burro alla salvia... non sei super tentata/o?
  • Homemade Sage Butter

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    homemade, DIY butter, it takes 10 minutes! - burro fatto in casa: ci vogliono solo 10 minuti!
  • DIY, Homemade Hummus

    22 Feb 2015 | 2:27 am
    DIY, easy, from scratch, hummus recipe. - Ricetta per l’hummus fai da te, facile e fatto in casa.
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    The Yummy Lounge

  • Sev Tameta nu Shaak | Sev Tamatar ki Sabji

    The Yummy Lounge
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Sev Tameta nu Shaak - Sev Tamatar ki Subji                Sev Tameta nu Shaak is a famous traditional easy Gujarati Recipe or Kathiawadi recipe. See more Gujarati Recipes. In Gujarat, Sev Tameta nu Shaak is known as Sev Tamatar ki Sabji. It is a popular  and delicious main course subji prepared with sev, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and other spices. It is a very quick and easy to make. Sev Tameta nu Shaak (Sev Tamatar ki Sabji) is often cooked in Gujarati’s home. It gives very tangy in flavor.Sev is a Gujarati snack but now it is…
  • Carrot Halwa | Gajar ka Halwa

    The Yummy Lounge
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:36 am
    Carrot Halwa - Gajar ka Halwa                Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka Halwa is a very worldwide famous Indian dessert. It is a great combinations of milk, ghee, gajar(carrot), sugar and nuts. This is very quick and easy recipe of Gajar ka Halwa – Carrot Halwa.                Just sauté grated carrots in ghee, add milk and sugar, cook till milk absorb, add your favorite nuts. Its aroma is great while cooking. It is very healthy too.  Here you can also use sugar…
  • Puran Poli | Gujarati Puran Puri

    The Yummy Lounge
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:19 am
    Puran Poli - Guajrati Puran Puri            Puran Poli is also known as Puran Puri. It is popular in west and south India and known as its traditional name.  It is one type of Indian flat bread which is sweet in taste. It is one type of Indian desserts. It is made during some occasions or Indian festival such as Makar Sankranti, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Padwa, etc. Puran Poliis made from toor dal (yellow pigeon peas), sugar and whole wheat flour dough. Ghee (clarified butter) is used for serving. Here puran means stuffing which is stuffed in plain roti or…
  • Sago Pearls Balls Cutlet | Sabudana Tikki | Tapioca Pearls

    The Yummy Lounge
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    Sago Pearls Balls CutletSabudana TikkiTapioca Pearls                This is fasting food means you can take it in fasting. It is also main meal of fasting means you can take it in lunch or dinner. This recipe is known as sabudana ni tikki in Gujarati. It is also known as sago pearl balls cutletand tapioca pearls recipe.Ingredients:                Sago - 1 cup                Peanuts – ½…
  • Homemade Chocolate with Gift Idea

    The Yummy Lounge
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:34 am
    Homemade Chocolate                Are you chocoholic? Love to make chocolates at home? Here is the RECIPE OF HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE. Do you want to gift to someone else? Here is the GIFT IDEA OF HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE.                                 Here easy and simple recipe is used. Anyone, any age person can make it at home. And can get easy gift idea.                No…
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    Mom's Recipes Handbook

  • Prawn Pakora Recipe Andhra Style How Make

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
          Hi friends, today one side dish or snack non-veg item "Prawn Pakoda (Pakora)". In Andhra we call pakoda... Prawn pokoda is one of the wonderfully tasty appetizer for sea food lovers. Which is liked by many people throughout India.  This is a dish of prawn that have been battered in a spicy mix and deep fried item.         The recipe to prepare this popular snack or side dish recipe is very simple and requires very less ingredients. Everyone incliding kids love this crispy nibbles and it makes an excellent evening snack recipe, can also sever…
  • Andhra Style Potato Mashed Fry Recipe

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
           Hi friends welcome to my blog... Today I share one side dish recipe Potato mashed fry (Bangala dumpa pittu fry in telugu). We prepare this recipe for rasam, sambar or papupulu, etc... So tasty and delicious recipe so fast to prepare this recipe... U can serve this recipe with rice or chappat so tasty... In Andhra people try this so many types... So I will share this simple ingredients and easy to prepare to this.. Potato is one such vegetable which is loved by every one. We prepare this recipe for marriages, festivals we prepare this recipe... So tasty and tangy…
  • Sambar Vada South Indian And Also Karapodi

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:48 pm
              Hi friends, Today one different break fast recipe "Sambar vada". Its South Indian special recipe. In south side its very famous break fast recipe..... In Andhra we prepare festivals, marriages, morning break fast or evening snack time what ever u prepare easily........ This recipe is so old.... Not only that this very traditional recipe in south side... Its prepare also for god to prasadam in temples... In our home my prepare this item very regularly. My 'grand mom' will prepare this recipe with ghee so tasty and delicious...... My mom's family so big 2…
  • Crape Indiana Chicken Rolls Recipe With Creamy

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:34 am
             Hi, Today recipe "Crape Indiana Chicken" its Italy recipe, I saw in inter net this recipe. I like it then I tried this recipe in my home......  Tender crepes are filled with boiled chicken pieces, some selected vegetables, cream, tomato sauce and chilli are capsicum sauces and finished with cheese. I used boiled chicken for this recipe. Crapes can prepare with sweet also next time I will give the recipe method....... First chicken marinated for 4 hours a day...... Ingredients :-Bone less chicken 200 grmMaida flour 1 cupCorn flour 5 tbspBaking…
  • Chicken Capsicum Tikka Sauce Recipe How to Prepare

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
         Hi friends, today recipe is "Chicken Sauce Tikka",  or tandoori chicken tikka very easy starter recipe and specially good for chicken lovers. Ingredients also so simple and easy to prepare, but have some more time to take..... For the chicken is marinated for, take chicken breast. I fry the chicken shallow fry little bit of oil, to use this recipe it high proteins recipe.     But why is it so nutritious? Chicken is low-fat and high in protein. Curd  provides a lot of protein and calcium. Garlic is great for your heart and circulatory system, thanks…
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    A Side of Sweet

  • Fig & Chevre Bites with Candied Lemon + William Hill Estate

    Kelly Egan
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    Pat and I recently took a trip to Napa to do a little wine tasting. It’s so nice to get out of the city for a day trip and we love exploring new wineries! For this trip, we chose William Hill Estate. We decided to up our game a bit with their Collector’s ExperienceContinue reading: Fig & Chevre Bites with Candied Lemon + William Hill EstateThe post Fig & Chevre Bites with Candied Lemon + William Hill Estate appeared first on A Side of Sweet.
  • Personal Chef Date Night with Kitchit

    Kelly Egan
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    Previously, the idea of hiring a personal chef seemed to be a luxury that would just never be in our tight budget! I mean, does anything get more glamorous and fancy than hiring your own chef to cook you dinner!? Then I heard about Kitchit. Kitchit is a San Francisco-based company (currently with services only offered in San Francisco) that brings personal chefs into your home to do the cooking, often for less than you would spend at a restaurant! We decided to host our first dinner party in our new apartment. I love hosting dinner parties. Heck, hosting pretty much anything in general! I…
  • Mini Pavlovas for Four with Lemon Curd

    Kelly Egan
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:56 am
    I’ve had lemons on the brain lately. I mean, it’s hard not to with a backyard lemon tree brimming with possibilities in the form of bright yellow orbs of deliciousness. Coming from the midwest where a lemon means a trip to the grocery store, I just can’t bear to waste a single one. Our kitchen has been positively overflowing with lemon desserts these days. So much so that I had to invite some friends over to help me eat them all, including the mini pavlovas with lemon curd recipe you find below. But that’s a story for a different day, or a different blog post at…
  • Bow Ties + Tips for Perfect Skin for Spring

    Kelly Egan
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    I’m turning 30 in a few months (!) and it seems like overnight my skin has changed. I’ve noticed sun spots, fine lines and just an overall dull appearance for my skin. Seriously, what the heck!? If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing a ton of hype about BB and CC creams. I love the idea of a lightweight moisturizer with perfecting coverage. One of my favorite brands (and a San Francisco company!), bareMinerals, just came out with Complexion Rescue. It’s all the best features of a BB and a CC, plus a tinted moisture. Before this, I had two modes –…
  • Mixed Prints // Visiting Carmel Valley Wine Country

    Kelly Egan
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    During my San Francisco staycation, we had a mini girls getaway to the Carmel Valley. Sarah, Annie, Alexis and I piled in a car and headed a few hours south of San Francisco for some relaxation in Carmel Valley’s wine country. I really didn’t know Carmel even had a wine country, but it definitely gives Napa a run for its money! We sipped wine, soaked in the scenery, gossiped and giggled. There was lots of gigglingContinue reading: Mixed Prints // Visiting Carmel Valley Wine CountryThe post Mixed Prints // Visiting Carmel Valley Wine Country appeared first on A Side of Sweet.
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    Rainstorms and Love Notes

  • March Desktop Background Freebie

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    For the past several years, I’ve loved changing my desktop background each month. There’s just something about bringing in a new month with a fresh look for my computer. I guess it sounds pretty silly, but it’s true. This month, I decided to get creative and make my own. I hand lettered the quote, then made a pretty watercolor background and threw it all together. I hope you like it as much as I do! If you’d like to download it, click here. Speaking of March, how insane is it that we’re in the third month of the year already? Maybe it’s because we…
  • Weekly Snapshot: February 23 – March 1

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    A look back at February 23 – March 1… 5 things we ate: 1. A chicken burrito bowl 2. My favorite Chinese dish – simple chicken fried rice 3. The ultimate lazy dinner in the form of spaghetti and salad 4. Mini pierogies and mixed vegetables 5. A delicious Smashburger and smash fries 4 pictures I took: 1. We had a massive snowstorm (by Raleigh standards), and were snowed in for a few awesome days. 2. Cat sisters curled up on a blanket. 3. Owen watching the winter weather. 4. Our new baseboards were installed this week, and most of our walls were painted. SO excited to be…
  • Want to Be One of the Cool Kids?

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Who am I kidding, of course you do! Today, over on the Ashley Nevis Prints blog, I’m going over the three reasons you should sign up for the ANP email newsletter. I don’t want to give it all away, but freebies and promo codes are one of the reasons. So, go check out the other reasons, sign up for the newsletter, and be one of the cool kids, you guys! The post Want to Be One of the Cool Kids? appeared first on Rainstorms and Love Notes.
  • Currently

    20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    How about an easy post for this Friday? Hope you all have a great weekend! reading: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I really, really like it, but I have almost no motivation to read it for some reason. Every time I make myself pick it up though, I get sucked in, and I wonder why I haven’t finished it already. Strange. missing: Being able to do regular recipe posts. As soon as we’re back in our house, I’ll be posting recipes about twice a week again, but in the apartment, we have very limited cooking utensils and almost no cooking/baking staples like flour, sugar, etc.
  • What’s the First Blog You Ever Read?

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been blogging in some form since 2010, so now it’s kind of hard to even remember a life where I barely knew what a blog was. A few weeks ago, I was thinking back, trying to remember the very first blog I ever read, and how fun I thought it was that I could read about someone’s life, without knowing them at all. Hey, I’m a nosy person, and blogs are a gold mine for the nosy! I discovered The Sneeze in 2007, when I was here in Raleigh visiting my parents for the summer after my freshman year of college. Since they moved here during my freshman year, I didn’t…
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    Whole Food Republic

  • Sicilian-Style Romanesco with Capers and Lemon

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    It may seem new to some of us, but actually romanesco has actually been around forever! Forever as in ages, ages as in 16th century Italy. Like I said, forever. A cross between broccoli and cauliflower, it’s unapologetically captivating. I mean, really, it’s structure is quite a marvel. Such a marvel that I could even […] The post Sicilian-Style Romanesco with Capers and Lemon appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
  • Ginger – Simply Good For You

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Not only is ginger a versatile spice in the culinary world, it’s also one of the oldest and oh so popular natural remedies around. One I always kept on hand. Ginger has been used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and is said to help a number of common ailments, whether it be upset […] The post Ginger – Simply Good For You appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
  • Roasted Beet Salad in a Lemon-Pistachio Vinaigrette

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Roasting beets can take up to an hour, sometimes even longer so if you are squeezed for time, then just cut them up and steam them –you’ll shorten their cooking time by half! Simply trim and half the beets and steam them using a collapsible stainless steel steamer basket – remember these? They’re been around […] The post Roasted Beet Salad in a Lemon-Pistachio Vinaigrette appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
  • Braised Belgium Endive with Blood Orange and Pomegranate

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you’re a lover of Belgium endive and it’s pleasantly bitter flavor, then you are in luck! You’ll love it braised and bathing in the sweet juicy awesomeness of blood oranges and pomegranates — both of which help balance out its edge. This side dish has a fantastic array flavors, colors and textures — perfect […] The post Braised Belgium Endive with Blood Orange and Pomegranate appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
  • Banana and Raspberry Muffins

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Here’s another perfect on-the-go any time of day snack. This batch of beautiful, healthy banana and raspberry muffins are made with yogurt, homemade apple sauce (easy as pie, by the way) and sweetened with a little bit of natural cane sugar and a smidgen of honey. I used half all-purpose flour and half whole grain […] The post Banana and Raspberry Muffins appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
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  • Grilled Chicken Satay

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Lemongrass is one of my favorite flavors. I would put it in every marinade if I could. I even have a lemongrass plant, although he has yet to produce a real stalk. Right now he looks like a pot of overgrown grass. (I don’t know why I assign genders to my plants, just go with it). Chicken satay is usually more of a main course, or appetizer, but we served it as a side dish with vegetarian sushi rolls. I know, it sounds all backwards like ordering an olive with a martini on the side, but it’s pretty normal for me. The back-story is I used to be a vegetarian. Actually, I think I was born…
  • Rosehip Seed Oil & Jasmine Moisturizer

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Rosehip seed oil has gotten a lot of attention lately for its anti-aging moisturizing properties, but it’s far from a new discovery.  I originally posted on rosehip seed oil last year. Back in 1983, researchers in Chile began studying it as a natural source of trans-retinoic acid, (vitamin A). If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s known commercially as Retin-A. Then in 1988, two researchers published a paper on the benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil after running tests on everything from burns, to surgical scars and sun damage. The most interesting part to me, was the test they carried…
  • Chickpea Crab Cakes

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Despite growing up on the west coast, I’ve always refused to eat anything that came out of the ocean, except for a few varieties of fish. Some people call me a picky eater, but I think more accurately what I am is an ‘experienced’ eater, and therefore I know what I like! I read somewhere that your tastes change around every 7 years.  So now and then, I re-try foods on my “ick” list, just to make sure I still hate them. Or not.   Some things are an acquired taste, and I want to remain as reasonable as possible in my stubborn avoidance of shellfish, molds and fungus.
  • Sweet Potato & Swiss Chard Galette

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I love making galettes. Especially when I have an overflow of vegetables that I need to use. In the past, I’ve made quiches as a means to clean out the assorted veggies multiplying in the fridge. But I like the simplicity of the galette, with its rustic appearance, high vitamin dose of greens, and its eggless, reduced calorie content. The simple dough is my go-to for all sorts of crusts. It’s great because not only is it quick and easy, but also I know I always have the ingredients on hand; flour, salt, butter and water. However, my kitchen does not always have an eternal supply of fresh…
  • Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

    21 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    These sushi rolls are easy, yummy, and I don’t have to worry about dealing with raw fish. I leave that to the professionals! Besides, these are amazing just as their little veggie selves. Veggie Sushi Rolls 1 cup sushi rice 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 Tbsp sugar ½ tsp salt 4 sheets toasted Nori (seaweed) 1 avocado 1 carrot, julienned 1 cucumber, seeded and peeled 12 chives wasabi tamari or soy sauce Scoop the rice into a sieve and rinse out the starch until the water runs clear. Transfer the rice to a rice cooker with 2 cups of water. It should take about 15 minutes. You can also cook it on…
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    One Mans Kitchen

  • Bacon & Gruyère Cheese Quiche

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Bacon & Gruyère Cheese Quiche Ingredients  180g Smoked Thick Cut Bacon (Remove the rind and slice into little strips) 1 Chopped Onion 130g Grated Gruyère Cheese (You can use a strong cheddar cheese if you haven’t got Gruyère cheese) 180ml Fresh Double Cream 70ml Fresh Milk (Full fat works best) Ground Sea Salt (To Taste) Ground Black Pepper(To Taste) 2 Large Free Range Eggs For The Pastry 175g Plain Flour 85g Salted Butter (Dont use margarine is horrid stuff!) 3 Tablespoons Cold Water A Pinch of Sea Salt 1 Medium Free Range Egg For Gluten Free Pastry 225g Gluten Free Plain…
  • Butterscotch Popcorn!

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Butterscotch Popcorn Ingredients 2 Tablespoons of Pop Corn Kernels 30g Salted Butter 50g Fairtrade Caster Sugar (Make you use fresh clean sugar i.e it doesn’t have bits of coffee or dried up lumps in it) Pinch of Salt Organic Sunflower Oil  Well popcorn…. I absolutely love it, I’ve been making it since the age of like ten. To my delight I received a Cinema Popcorn Making Kit for Christmas last year which makes things so easy. If your buying  lots of popcorn like I was, a Popcorn Maker will be a good investment. Its also amazing fun to use, makes me feel like a little…
  • Avocado Coconut & Lime Mousse

    2 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Avocado Coconut & Lime Mousse Ingredients  One Ripe Avocado Strawberries Blueberries Half a Lime 1 1/2 Tea Spoons Coconut Oil (The girls used almond milk but i didn’t have any so i used coconut oil) 2 to 4 Table Spoons of Natural Yogurt 1 or 2 Teaspoons of Organic Honey Massive thanks to the girls at Cosofoodie for this recipe, it really is delicious. For more great recipes and foodie pictures check them out. They are two girls who live in Germany/Finland, that love traveling the world and exploring delicious new cosmopolitan dishes along the way. Insta – Cosmofoodie Tumblr…
  • Curried Parsnip Soup with Truffle Croutons

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    Curried Parsnip Soup Ingredients 120ml Double Cream 2 Chopped Onions 3 Pressed Garlic Cloves 2 Table Spoons of Butter 6 Chopped Parsnips 1.5 Liters of Vegetable Stock (If your not a veggie you can use chicken stock) 4 to 6 Teaspoons of Curry Power (I used madras curry power  any curry power will work) Salt to Taste 1/2 Thick Slice of Bread Truffle Oil (You can use olive oil) Chopped Coriander (To garnish) I don’t really eat soup, for one reason or another i don’t feel like I’ve eaten unless I’m chewing on something. But its a good quick winter meal and keeps well in…
  • Walnut & Rum Bundt Cake

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    Walnut & Rum Bundt Cake Ingredients 120g Chopped Walnuts (You can use pecans) 1 Teaspoon Organic Pure Vanilla Extract 245g Plain Flour (Use self raising if your making it  Gluten free) 250g Granulated Sugar 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Power 25g Corn Flour 70g Ground Almonds 1 Teaspoon of Salt 110g Sunflower Oil 3 Tablespoons of Captain Morgan Black Label Dark Rum 4 Large Eggs (Room temperature) 1/2 Baking Soda 125ml Milk  Fairtrade Icing Sugar (Used for dusting the cake) Bundt Tin ( Its basically just a doughnut shapes cake tin) Rum Glaze Ingredients 110g Unsalted Butter ( To be honest…
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    Spice the Plate

  • Shrimp Congee with Celery‏

    Han Tang
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. In my last Shrimp Congee with Lettuce post I shared how to make “Congee- a great comfort food for cold winter days” with cooked rice. Today, I am going to share a Shrimp Congee with Celery‏ recipe made with raw rice instead, in case you don’t have a rice cooker at home. I have a small but very effective tip to share with you that could help significantly shorten the cooking time from normally 45 minutes down to just 10 minutes. All we need…
  • Mapo Tofu

    Han Tang
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. "Mapo Tofu" is a signature dish from Szechuan cuisine. It has a spicy and bold flavor. If you like spicy food, then I am almost 100% sure that you will like this dish. To make authentic "Mapo tofu", there is one must-have ingredient that we will need,which is the broad bean paste. A spicy and salty paste made from fermented broad beans, soy beans, salt and spices, etc. The broad bean paste has been referred as “the soul of Sichuan cuisine” by people living…
  • Spicy Ground Beef and Green Beans

    Han Tang
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. This spicy ground beef and green beans is one of the most popular dishes in China, originated from Szechuan cuisine. It is also one of my favoriate dishes. First, deep fry the green beans until crisp outside, then sauté the garlic, ginger and dried chili pepper until fragrant. After that, stir in the marinated ground beef and stir fry until the beef has changed color. Finally, add the green beans back to the pan, stir fry and season with salt, sugar and soy…
  • Tasty Carrot Pancake

    Han Tang
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. This carrot pancake could be ready in less than 30 minutes and it tastes really good. I like to eat it as breakfast or sometimes as a snack. You only need three main ingredients to make this dish, that is, carrot, egg and flour. I am a firm believer that deliciousness often comes from basic and simple ingredients. And this recipe is a perfect example for it. If you end up liking this dish, I would recommend you to also check out the “Easy cabbage…
  • Tasty Beef and Bean Sprouts

    Han Tang
    10 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. Vietnamese cuisine like to put bean sprouts in their noodle soup dish called pho, while Chinese people prefer to use bean sprouts to make a variety of stir-fry dishes. This beef and bean sprouts dish is a good example of it. You could also replace the beef with pork or chicken, no matter what kind of meat you use, the cooking method will be almost the same. My personal prefernce is to have the bean sprouts to be soft at the end, if you like them to be crunchy,…
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    Prolific Pantry

  • Vegetable Farro with Figs and Sunflower Seeds

    Courtney Buchanan
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Every week I plan my meals for the next week or two, so I can do grocery shopping on the weekend and schedule the cooking throughout the week. Recently, I remembered my slow cooker, which hasn’t been used since last winter. The slow cooker can be a woman’s — or man’s — best friend. The only challenge is finding recipes that are healthy, and in my case, vegetarian. A majority of slow cooker recipes involve a large white rice, bean or meat component, which can be fine as long as you pair it with heavy dose of vegetables, but I wanted a recipe that was naturally good for…
  • Curried Heirloom Carrot Soup

    Courtney Buchanan
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Carrots are a staple in my fridge. If I don’t have any other veggies, I’m bound to have these — and most likely they’re the heirloom variety from Trader Joe’s. I’ve made carrot soup with crisped chickpeas before, but this soup has new textures and flavors thanks to the leek, fennel, celery and apple. Ingredients: > 2 tablespoons unsalted butter > 1 medium onion, chopped > 2 medium leeks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise > 1 medium fennel bulb, cored and chopped > salt and pepper > 2 pounds heirloom carrots, cut into 1/4-inch…
  • Pumpkin Banana Frozen Treat

    Courtney Buchanan
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Halloween and Thanksgiving are long gone, so what do you do when you find a can of pumpkin puree in your pantry? Recently I’ve seen many delicious recipes for a healthy version of homemade ice cream, so I decided to give it a try with my pumpkin puree. This recipe is simple yet delicious, and thankfully it’s healthy so when you find yourself eating nearly your bodyweight in this frozen treat, you’re not nearly as guilty as if you’d done the same with, say, Ben & Jerry’s. Ingredients: > 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen overnight > 1/2 cup pumpkin…
  • Bulgur Wheat, Beet and Chickpea Medley

    Courtney Buchanan
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:14 pm
    As I start to train for my fourth half marathon, I’m reminded how important it is to fuel my body with the right nutrients — alongside stretching, getting plenty of sleep and of course taking care of my body when it hurts. For my normal green salads to have the right combo of nutrients, I need to be more thoughtful about getting the right mix of protein and carbs. A grain salad full of vegetables is the perfect dish for high-intensity training. This dish, in particular, is characterized by a nutty texture from the bulgur wheat, a heartiness from the beets and chickpeas, a creamy…
  • Toasted Quinoa and Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Almonds

    Courtney Buchanan
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Trying a new recipes doesn’t always have to involve many new ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. In fact, often the flavors that you turn to most often can be combined in unique ways to create a flavorful yet simple medley. This recipe is just that — a salad made with ingredients that I buy on almost every grocery store run, yet I’d never combined them in this arrangement. Another notable addition is the toasted quinoa. I often cook with quinoa, but rarely do I toast it. Going that extra mile adds a nutty flavor and crunchy texture. I encourage you to experiment…
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  • Farm Hacks: Quick Tying a Hay Bale

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Nothing makes more of a mess than moving around an open bale of hay. It leaves a trail everywhere… and if you’ve ever dealt with trying to neatly open and divide a hay bale, you should know exactly what I mean. Here at the farm I feed about two and a half 2-string square bales…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    My parents refer to themselves as “aggressive composters and recyclers.” Every bit of food waste, spoiled leftovers from the refrigerator, orange peels, egg shells, and otherwise, was “composted” in the corn field surrounding our house — by this I mean, we threw stuff in the field. Simple, right? A family of any shape or size will…
  • Farm Hacks: Mucking Made Easy

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    Horses are wonderful and beautiful creatures, but like any living thing they must eat and therefore must poop… a lot!  Daily clean up can be an arduous chore if you let it be, but I prefer to think of it as a great workout and an exercise in mindful, active, meditation. Most people will admit…
  • Cold Day For a Ride!

    19 Feb 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Another day of this bitter cold down, a few more to go! Ronin didn’t seem to mind though, he was feeling GREAT! He said, “I don’t know why you’re complaining human! Gypsy Vanners are built for the cold!” Filed under: Farming, Ramblings Tagged: cold, gypsy vanner, horses, riding, winter
  • French Toast Popcorn with Maple, Cinnamon & Nutmeg

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    In case you missed it: it’s another nasty winter week in the northeast. Snow, gusting winds of up to 50 mph, and a wind chill of -10 F. So it’s one of those days when outdoor activities are limited and Lisa and I found ourselves on the couch watching movies and craving popcorn. Well, I…
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