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  • Coconut Quinoa Bowl

    101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I'm looking at the photo I'm posting here, and realizing it looks like a good number of bowls I've posted in the past. But the photo doesn't tell the whole story, so I hope you'll look at it with fresh eyes. What you're looking at is a quirky, unique bowl of quinoa, with a couple of secrets. And the next time you have leftover quinoa (other other favorite grain) give it a try. You toast almonds and coconut in a skillet before adding crushed garlic. Then use the same skillet to flash cook a bit of kale, finishing it off with a dousing of lemon juice. Everything comes together in a bowl with…
  • Hi, Hello.

    80 Breakfasts
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Hi there.  I know I’ve been away for a bit.  I know it’s been a little quiet over here.  I wish I could tell you (as I usually do) that work, Halloween planning, big school decisions, friends, life, and a million and one everyday things kept me too busy.  I wish.  I wish for the insistent demands of the many mundane things that usually vie for my attention.  Vie for all our attentions.  That steady, sometimes tedious, sometimes dull, sometimes frenetic, yet steady thrum of normalcy.  I wish.My father is sick and has been in and out of the hospital…
  • Soft Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies

    Cookie Madness
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    After making this week’s Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Squares and using half a can of pumpkin, I needed a recipe to use up the second half of the can. These cookies were the result. They have a cream cheese filling that’s baked on top, and then swirls of cream cheese icing are piped out over […]

    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table
    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    These dishes made up a fine fall dinner we enjoyed the other night. They are both easy to make, and very tasty and satisfying, as well as nutritious.  Both definitely to be made again!I recently obtained some organic whole oat groats from a friend who rolls his own oats in a little manual mill every morning for breakfast.  He buys them in a bulk and charged me much less than what I would have paid even in our local bulk store (where they are selling for $6 a pound, can you believe!). If you live in the States you can buy them for a good price from Bob's Red…
  • Maple Syrup Roasted Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    About a month before Thanksgiving, my parents and I start planning our holiday meals. To keep from going completely crazy we divide and conquer the cooking. (Props to those of you who do the whole meal on your own, how do you manage?) For Thanksgiving, my mother is in charge of the roast turkey and stuffing (they’re the BEST), my father the mashed potatoes, and I the pies. Dad and I split the sides. Continue reading "Maple Syrup Roasted Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts" »
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Coconut Quinoa Bowl

    Heidi Swanson
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I'm looking at the photo I'm posting here, and realizing it looks like a good number of bowls I've posted in the past. But the photo doesn't tell the whole story, so I hope you'll look at it with fresh eyes. What you're looking at is a quirky, unique bowl of quinoa, with a couple of secrets. And the next time you have leftover quinoa (other other favorite grain) give it a try. You toast almonds and coconut in a skillet before adding crushed garlic. Then use the same skillet to flash cook a bit of kale, finishing it off with a dousing of lemon juice. Everything comes together in a bowl with…
  • Beet Caviar

    Heidi Swanson
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
    I'm lucky to be the occasional recipient of Josey Baker experimentations. The other day Josey handed me a still-hot loaf of 100% einkorn bread - substantial, fragrant, a dark brown crumb with a craggy top-crust. It smelled like a great brewery - all malt, and grain, and warmth. And it begged to be treated right. The first question to come to mind was slicing strategy...the consensus was: 1) Allow the bread to cool completely. 2) With this loaf - not too thick, not too thin. Not to digress too much, but when it comes to toast, the thickness or thinness of the slice is key. Some breads lend…
  • Favorites List (10.17.14)

    Heidi Swanson
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    I've been waking up on the early side lately, and tend to do a bit of reading before the sun rises. Which means(!), I have a few things to share with you. Also, if any of you have any podcasts you're particularly excited about, give a shout in the comments. I'd love to add a few to my list... - Reading this, and reading this. - Watching this, and this. - Honey hunters - Armchair traveling: here, here, here, and here - The Interpreter - Find Your Beach - Lotta + Oaxaca - Rise & Shine - The magic. - To cook: Sprouted Rye Berries & Roasted Cauliflower & Vegetarian Pho - The Head Scarf Tie (via…
  • Spicy Chickpea and Bulgur Soup

    Heidi Swanson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    I'm deep in the middle of a streak where I cook primarily from other people's cookbooks. Every now and then it's a groove I fall into, sometimes lasting a few weeks, other times a month or two. There's something creatively energizing, and at the same time, relaxing about following a recipe written by another cook or writer I admire. I like to mix it up a bit by alternating between recipes from new volumes (like the one today), and recipes from older titles (the Sopa Verde from last week). It's a practice that tends to shake out the creative cobwebs for me. So, that's where my head was at when…
  • Sopa Verde de Elote

    Heidi Swanson
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Not that I need much encouraging, but I've been compiling a good number of older cookbooks - early titles by authors I love, first editions, and such. The intent is to make them available at some point related to Quitokeeto - perhaps not on the site, more likely at the studio so people can pick and choose and browse in person. An example would be a book like this one - Diana Kennedy's Recipes from the Regional Cooks of Mexico published in 1978. It's the sort of title I like to revisit, for inspiration in my own kitchen, but also to understand what was inspiring Diana Kennedy in the 1970s. One…
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    80 Breakfasts

  • Hi, Hello.

    11 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Hi there.  I know I’ve been away for a bit.  I know it’s been a little quiet over here.  I wish I could tell you (as I usually do) that work, Halloween planning, big school decisions, friends, life, and a million and one everyday things kept me too busy.  I wish.  I wish for the insistent demands of the many mundane things that usually vie for my attention.  Vie for all our attentions.  That steady, sometimes tedious, sometimes dull, sometimes frenetic, yet steady thrum of normalcy.  I wish.My father is sick and has been in and out of the hospital…
  • Buttery Broiled Sole

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    I was flipping through a parenting magazine a couple of days ago, reading all the articles packed to the brim with how-to’s and good advice and words of wisdom…and I felt a familiar sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.  Familiar because I realized, surprised, that I always feel this way when I read parenting magazines – like everything I’m doing is not exactly right and that grave consequences will surely follow.I realized further, although fashion magazines get a lot of censure for giving girls negative body image, and impossible (and quite limited) standards of beauty, I…
  • The Wagyu Bacon Giveaway...We Have a Winner!!

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

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

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

  • Soft Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    After making this week’s Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Squares and using half a can of pumpkin, I needed a recipe to use up the second half of the can. These cookies were the result. They have a cream cheese filling that’s baked on top, and then swirls of cream cheese icing are piped out over […]
  • Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Squares

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    If you like the idea of pumpkin at Thanksgiving, but aren’t too crazy about pumpkin pie, a pumpkin ice cream dessert is a nice alternative.  You get your pumpkin, ice cream and cookies all in one!  The only thing missing is chocolate, but if you’re like me you’ll find ways to make up for it. […]
  • Is This the Best Key Lime Pie in the Country?

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Could this be the best Key lime pie in America? I don’t know, but it might just be a contender. Our family loved it (it kind of reminded me of Fleming’s Steak House Key Lime Pie), and the American Pie Council awarded the recipe 1st place in the Citrus category of the National Pie Championships. […]
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    These dishes made up a fine fall dinner we enjoyed the other night. They are both easy to make, and very tasty and satisfying, as well as nutritious.  Both definitely to be made again!I recently obtained some organic whole oat groats from a friend who rolls his own oats in a little manual mill every morning for breakfast.  He buys them in a bulk and charged me much less than what I would have paid even in our local bulk store (where they are selling for $6 a pound, can you believe!). If you live in the States you can buy them for a good price from Bob's Red…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I was so  excited when I heard about Kathy Hester's new book on cooking with oats!  I love oats and regard them as a staple in my kitchen.  They are so healthful, homey, accessible, inexpensive and, well, indispensable.  We have oatmeal (with rolled oats) almost every morning, and I had used oats to make flour, in muffins, cakes, cookies, breads, waffles and pancakes, even to thicken soups.  But, in this book, Kathy has revealed what a chameleon the humble oat can be in the kitchen-- the vegan kitchen in this case!When I agreed to review the book and be a part of the…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    What DO vegans eat for holiday meals??The big rectangular pan holds my Tofu Pot Pie; bread and cornbread stuffing to the right; Pelka's "Wadorf-y" green salad above that; Sarah's mashed Comox Valley German Butter potatoes above that. Center right-- a trio of condiments-- orange-y homemade cranberry sauce, my homemade palm oil-free vegan "Buttah" and  vegan "ham" gravy, flanked by a platter of my roasted beets with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Above that is a platter of roasted local veggies, and beside that roasted home-grown cauliflower and red peppers.  At the top corner…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    I've worked on this recipe on-and-off for a little while. Besides making them vegan, I wanted to use ingredients that most North Americans would be able to obtain easily. These vegan savory omelets or pancakes, however you choose to think of them, are so simple, cheap and quick to make, but absolutely addictive!  They originated as frugal street food and were eaten often in the days of reconstruction after WWII. According to the book "Let's Cook Japanese Food!" by Amy Kaneko (now out of print, but a nice little book of Japanese home cooking and amazon has some 2nd hand…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I'm going to start out by apologizing for being TWO WEEKS between blog posts!  I have been working on a few ongoing cooking experiments/projects, but, for the most part, we have been eating pretty simple meals with our own or local produce that is in such abundance.  For a few days, when my husband had some sort of flu, he wasn't eating at all, so I wasn't doing much cooking at all.  In between, I was tackling my pantry, which was badly in need of a good clean-out and re-organization.  It felt so good to get that done!The above "tile" of photos represents four of the quick…
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  • Maple Syrup Roasted Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    About a month before Thanksgiving, my parents and I start planning our holiday meals. To keep from going completely crazy we divide and conquer the cooking. (Props to those of you who do the whole meal on your own, how do you manage?) For Thanksgiving, my mother is in charge of the roast turkey and stuffing (they’re the BEST), my father the mashed potatoes, and I the pies. Dad and I split the sides. Continue reading "Maple Syrup Roasted Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts" »
  • Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Cream Sauce

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    We all know what magic a buttermilk marinade can do for chicken, but have you ever tried a buttermilk marinade for pork? It’s lovely! Continue reading "Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Cream Sauce" »
  • Caramel Apples

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Caramel apples are one of those things that are as much fun to make as they are to eat. I made this batch with my goddaughter Piper with apples she had picked apple picking at a nearby orchard. The last time I made caramel apples with young Piper she was barely 4 years old, and she covered her apple with pink sprinkles. Continue reading "Caramel Apples" »
  • Classic Baked Acorn Squash

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Always a favorite at our Thanksgiving table is baked acorn squash. They’re so easy! The hardest part is cutting the squash in half—you need a sharp knife and a strong, steady hand. But then all you have to do is scoop out the seeds, score the inside, dot with butter and brown sugar or maple syrup and bake. To eat you can cut them in wedges, or keep them in halves and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Continue reading "Classic Baked Acorn Squash" »
  • Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Do you ever eat farro? It’s an ancient grain related to wheat. It has a wonderfully nutty, rich flavor and works beautifully as a side dish to chicken and pork. You cook it much like you would prepare a rice pilaf—sautéing garlic and onions first, adding the farro and water and simmering until done. Continue reading "Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio" »
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans Recipe, with or without Gorgonzola Cheese (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola, wow!  Or make them without the Gorgonzola if you prefer!(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites. Phase One Recipes are also Low-Carb and Gluten-Free.   This recipe was first posted a few years back with my collection of Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes, and I think this would make a great side dish for the big Thanksgiving celebration.)The very best recipes of all are probably ones that people excitedly describe and urge their friends to try, and if that's true, then…
  • Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin also has green bell pepper and cheese, and it's delicious.I'm developing an obsession with Delicata Squash, so forgive me for a minute while I rave on about this delicious user-friendly variety of squash.  And if you're wondering how a squash can be user-friendly, it's because you can eat the skin of Delicata squash, unlike other winter squash varieties!  How cool is that?  I got so excited I almost typed it in all caps, which is a blogging no-no. Delicata Squash is also lower in carbs and higher in fiber than many types of winter…
  • Mushroom, Green Pepper, and Feta Breakfast Casserole (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Meatless)

    Kalyn Denny
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    (Updated with better photos and step-by-step photo collages, October 2014. Before you make this you may want to read Basic Instructions for Low-Carb Breakfast Casseroles which has instructions for different sizes of pans and ingredient options for this type of breakfast casserole, as well as 15+ of my favorite low-carb breakfast casserole recipes.)It's been more than ten years now since I started on my personal journey of carb-conscious eating, and if I had to pick one thing that's helped me to stick with lower-carb eating, it would be  low-carb recipes that can be made on the…
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocados and Pecans (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Roasted Brussels sprouts are already amazing, and they get kicked up a notch with avocado and pecans!(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites. Phase One Recipes are also Low-Carb and Gluten-Free.  This would be a great option if you're looking for Thanksgiving ideas, or just serve as a nice side dish for dinner.) For years I wasn't much of a brussels sprouts fan, and then I tried roasted brussels sprouts.   Roasting them gave the brussels sprouts an amazing nutty flavor (and the fact that the recipe had balsamic vinegar,…
  • Slow Cooker Cauliflower Rice Greek Chicken Bowl (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Can Be Paleo)

    Kalyn Denny
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Shredded Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken is served over Cauliflower Rice and topped with Greek Salsa.Have you tried Cauliflower Rice yet? I've been having fun experimenting with it as a carb-conscious substitute for rice or other grains, and I'm especially liking it in dishes like this Slow Cooker Cauliflower Rice Greek Chicken Bowl where the cauliflower rice gets a flavor boost from slow-cooked lemony Greek chicken and a Greek salsa mixture that's layered over the chicken.  This is a perfect crock pot dish to start in the afternoon on a busy day.  The chicken cooks in about 3…
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  • Maple Syrup Roasted Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    About a month before Thanksgiving, my parents and I start planning our holiday meals. To keep from going completely crazy we divide and conquer the cooking. (Props to those of you who do the whole meal on your own, how do you manage?) For Thanksgiving, my mother is in charge of the roast turkey and stuffing (they’re the BEST), my father the mashed potatoes, and I the pies. Dad and I split the sides. Continue reading "Maple Syrup Roasted Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts" »
  • Classic Baked Acorn Squash

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Always a favorite at our Thanksgiving table is baked acorn squash. They’re so easy! The hardest part is cutting the squash in half—you need a sharp knife and a strong, steady hand. But then all you have to do is scoop out the seeds, score the inside, dot with butter and brown sugar or maple syrup and bake. To eat you can cut them in wedges, or keep them in halves and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Continue reading "Classic Baked Acorn Squash" »
  • Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Do you ever eat farro? It’s an ancient grain related to wheat. It has a wonderfully nutty, rich flavor and works beautifully as a side dish to chicken and pork. You cook it much like you would prepare a rice pilaf—sautéing garlic and onions first, adding the farro and water and simmering until done. Continue reading "Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio" »
  • Butternut Squash Apple Soup

    10 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    It’s the season for butternut squash! The workhorse of the winter squashes, butternut squash is perfect for cooking up into a hearty soup, so welcome when the cold weather arrives. Butternut squash can be a challenge to cut raw (see our easy how-to here), it’s so much meatier than mostly hollow pumpkins. Continue reading "Butternut Squash Apple Soup" »
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Fall has arrived and with it, the pumpkin season. There are always plenty of pumpkins to carve up around Halloween time and a great way to make use of the pumpkin seeds is to roast them for an easy, healthy snack. I love to eat them shells and all. If they’re properly toasted and are small to medium sized, they are wonderfully crunchy and easy to eat. Continue reading "Roasted Pumpkin Seeds" »
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  • squash toasts with ricotta and cider vinegar

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Lest you operate under the idea that when I go in the kitchen to work on a new recipe, adorable forest creatures gather around, bringing me my whisks and measuring cups, tiny birds whisper in my ear all the right seasoning notes and then, when I snap my last photo, my team of minions file silently in to wash the dishes while I go out on the deck to ponder my next free-form food essay, the single, completely unexciting reason I am late to share a new recipe this week is because I was chasing an exasperating salted peanut butter caramel-flavored ghost. Five rounds in, I have concluded that…
  • cauliflower cheese

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    What, you’ve never had cauliflower cheese before? Why, it’s right up there on the American Heart Association’s recommended diet, above the kale and below the oat bran. Okay, well, maybe just the cauliflower is. I realize this dish may sound strange if you’ve never heard of it. The first time I saw it on a menu in the UK last fall, I thought a word was missing, perhaps “with” or “and.” I mean, you cannot make cheese out of cauliflower or vice-versa, or at least I hope not.* And then I tried it, bubbling and brown in a small ramekin aside my…
  • homemade harissa

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    One of my secret food shames is that I don’t love spicy foods as much as would probably make me cool these days. I’ve got no Thai chile-eating bravado, no Sichuan peppercorn count to throw around, and I never even once in college went to one of those Buffalo wings places where they make you sign a waiver (such as the delightfully named, late Cluck U Chicken near Rutgers University) and lived to brag about it, the way others might boast about how much they bench press or how fast they run a mile (nope, nothing to swagger about there either). My ideal hot sauce can’t be found…
  • carrot cake with cider and olive oil

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Not 10 seconds after I hit “publish” on Tuesday’s fall-toush salad, pretty much out of the clear blue sky, wherever it might be hiding, I simultaneously began craving carrot cake, feeling vaguely annoyed that we didn’t have any around (because I haven’t made it in six years, maybe?) and more pressingly for the breadth of this site, why I didn’t have what I’d consider a go-to recipe for the kind of hearty, craggy thud of a carrot cake loaf I want more of in my life. Sure, there’s a carrot cake cupcake/layer cake in the archives, but it’s a…
  • fall-toush salad

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    This probably makes no sense. The classic Levantine fattoush salad that I’ve mercilessly punned upon is the epitome of summer: tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, mint, parsley, garlic and lemon with pita chips that both do and do not soak up the dressing, in the best of ways. It’s bright, crunchy and the absolutely ideal thing to eat on a hot day. But at least on this coast, we’re done with beach days for a while. We’re done (or were supposed to be before today’s confusion) with open-toed shoes, permanently open windows, and going out without a jacket and not…
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  • Panko Crusted Salmon

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A simple recipe that is sure to impress. This recipe is written for individual fillets but it can easily be done with a whole salmon fillet. Simply cook the whole fillet how you normally would and add topping and broil at the end. -- posted by skwiatk
  • Applesauce Muffins

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    These applesauce muffins are moist and very delicious. I hope you enjoy these simple applesauce muffins. We sure had fun making them and eating them too! -- posted by pandora_filipov
  • Apple Crisp

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Wonderful fall dessert. Best served slightly warmed. -- posted by Chef #1803280091
  • Praline Rhubarb Small Pie

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Small pie made in small rectangular baking tin with 4 per tin. Serving at Farmer Market Cafe at the Northside Indoor Winter a Market, November 2, 2014. -- posted by MadCity Dale
  • Chai Smoothie

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Inspired by The Blender Girl -- posted by giani23
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Crispy String Beans

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Halloween is here and if you’re looking for some fun and festive treats to make today, we have a great selection of Halloween recipes on our forum.  Check them out here. I also have some delicious new recipe ideas (below) to try this weekend.  First, I have a secret recipe for an Asian style crispy string bean dish that is easy to prepare. This recipe is only one of flavorful vegetable recipes featured in the “Delectable Vegetable Dishes” cookbook.  This new cookbook features a fantastic collection of vegetable dishes from sides to main courses. Members of our Discount Cookbook…
  • Boston Market Cornbread

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Boston Market makes a delicious corn bread that they serve with their meals.  What makes this sweet corn bread so special is its fluffy cake-like texture.  Today’s secret recipe (shown below) will show you exactly how to recreate this corn bread at home.  This recipe makes a nice size batch which is good because everyone always devours these yummy treats. We have a great selection of Boston Market recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= A Fun New Way To BOOST Your Bank Account [Secrets Inside] Did you know there are thousands of companies…
  • August’s Charred Broccoli Salad

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe comes from chef John Besh’s August restaurant in New Orleans.  At August they serve up contemporary French fare in a chandelier-studded 19th-century space.  The menu is based on fresh local ingredients along with excellent wine pairings. They have a wonderful salad of charred broccoli, citrus and a nice, light dressing.  Broccoli is cooked over a hot grill until crisp-tender, then tossed with tangy sections of grapefruit, orange and thinly sliced shallot.  This salad is tossed with a bright vinaigrette and garnished with crumbled cotija cheese and…
  • Mummy Face Pizzas

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Today I have some exciting new recipe ideas (below) for your weekend meals.  These dishes are bursting with flavor and are sure to please your palate.  First I have a secret recipe for a fun Halloween inspired dish that your kids will love.  With a little creativity, a boring bagel is turned into a yummy pizza that looks like a spooky mummy. This recipe is only one of many Halloween recipes featured in the “Spooky Fun Halloween Recipes” cookbook.  This new cookbook features over 50 creative and fun Halloween recipes. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this entire…
  • Olive Garden Herb Roasted Chicken

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    It’s always enjoyable when you can easily prepare a home cooked meal.  Today’s secret recipe (below) is an excellent dish to make for a nice family dinner.  Olive Garden’s herb roasted chicken comes out perfectly moist and tender.  Every bite is full of fresh vibrant flavors of rosemary, sage, thyme and lemon. No meal is complete without a side dish, so prepare some broccoli and cheese topped potatoes by following this recipe from our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Reliable Workers Needed (Only 23 Openings Left) If you want to earn…
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  • Crock Pot Chicken Stew

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    This easy to prepare crockpot dish is full of flavor and perfect for a mid-week meal. 3 skinless boneless chicken breast – about 2 pounds – trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 large onion – diced 4 carrots, pealed and diced 2 celery stalks diced 4-5 potatoes, pealed and cut into 3/4 to 1 inch cubes 8 oz. mushrooms, cleaned and halved 2 – 14 oz cans chicken broth 1 – 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained 1 tsp celery salt 1 tsp dry thyme 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp black pepper salt, to taste 16 oz package frozen mixed vegetables Prepare vegetables. Clean, trim and then cube chicken. Place all…
  • Wiener Schnitzel

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Four 5-ounce veal cutlets, pounded 1/8_inch thick (about 11 inches long and 3 inches wide) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons German hot mustard 3 eggs 2 cups plain dried breadcrumbs 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 1 lemon, cut into wedges Place each veal cutlet in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound using the spiky side of a meat mallet. This is not to further flatten the meat, but to tenderize it. Lightly sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set up the breading…
  • Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

    3 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
      These chicken Parmesan meatballs is a wonderful dish that is full of flavor.  Serve them over pasta, with bread, or you can make chicken parm meatball sliders. For the meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken ¼ cup dried Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 3 tbsp grated onion 1 tbsp dried parsley 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¾ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 large egg, beaten pinch of red pepper flakes 2 tbsp olive oil For baking: 12 oz marinara sauce 8 oz mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese To make the meatballs: Preheat oven to 400° F. Add…
  • Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    12oz assorted small tomatoes, cut into quarters 10oz mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tablespoon oregano salt & black pepper, to taste Place the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over the tomato and mozzarella mixture and toss to combine. Serves 4 Related Posts:Easy Beef Empanadas with Chimichurri – Served with…Tomato-Cucumber SaladSauteed Chicken Breast with Quick Tomato & Artichoke…Prosciutto &…
  • Smoked Paprika Steak Wraps with Horseradish Cream

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    4 sirloin steaks (6oz each) 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons smoked paprika olive oil 1/2 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons minced prepared horseradish 8 small flour tortillas 1/3 cup baby greens 2 ripe avocados, sliced pickled red onions salt and black pepper, to taste Rub the steaks with garlic on both sides.  Season both sides with salt, black pepper and smoked paprika. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat and brush with oil.  Add the steaks and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.  Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together the horseradish and sour cream. …
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    Diet Recipes Blog

  • Green Smoothie recipe – 137 calories

    On a Diet
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    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 substituted for a portion of the water.
  • 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,…
  • Best Low-Calorie Recipes on the Net (September 2013 Edition)

    On a Diet
    3 Oct 2013 | 1:41 am
    Here are the best low-calorie 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-fat recipes Low-carb recipes Gluten-free recipes Dairy-free recipes Paleo diet recipes Diabetic recipes LOW-CALORIE RECIPES Low Calorie Broccoli Soup Low Calorie Broccoli Soup recipe by Low Calorie Low Carb Diets Simple & Elegant Low-Calorie Lunch – Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon Simple & Elegant Low-Calorie Lunch – Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon…
  • Low-Calorie Garlic Lentil Soup recipe – 171 calories

    On a Diet
    24 Apr 2013 | 4:27 am
    A very simple but tasty lentil soup. Not hard to make either. You can thin it with a little veggie stock or water, or serve it as it is if you like thick, hearty soups. Low-Calorie Garlic Lentil Soup recipe – 145 calories Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained 2 garlic cloves 2 onions, finely chopped 1 carrot, thinly sliced 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pinch oregano or 1 pinch dried marjoram 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 6 1/4 cups vegetable stock salt and pepper, to taste Preparation: 1. Put the lentils, garlic, onions, carrot, bay leaves, oil, oregano or…
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Celery Root Puree – Three Fats Beat as One

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Thanks to social media, food bloggers, and celebrity chefs with too much time on their hands, pork belly was/is all the rage. It’s a common site on menus across the land, and you can’t channel surf past a food show without seeing it. It also helps that people are no longer terrified to eat a little fat, and that’s what I’m banking on with this pork belly recipe. Yep, turns out sugar and the simple carbs do the real damage, so belly up to the bar. Sure, the fat content is a tad high, but it’s no different than that your average sausage link, and when paired with a tart, aromatic,…
  • Next Up: Belly of Pork

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
  • Meringue Bones and Ghosts – Scary Easy

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    While I know no one is ever actually scared by the "spooky" Halloween treats you see posted this time year, I do know for a fact that many people are terrified to work with meringue. Hopefully, these bones and ghosts will help chase those demons away. As long as your bowl is clean, and you don’t accidentally get any egg yolk in there, you should be fine. It may take a while, especially if you do it by hand, but if you keep whisking, eventually you should get a nice, glossy meringue that will hold a shape when piped.Speaking of which, you can make this in any shape you want, in case you were…
  • Butt Seriously, Folks

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The next video won’t be posted until Wednesday this week, as I’m taking a couple days off for a little medical procedure that men my age are recommended to get. Hair transplant? No, it’s much further down. That’s right, I’m going in for a colonoscopy, and as a minor YouTube celebrity, I feel it’s my duty to encourage all my fans and viewers over the age of 50 to do the same. I just skimmed the brochure, but apparently this simple test can save your life. Remember, the longer you’re around, the more traffic these videos get. So, if you’re my age and haven’t had one…
  • I Love New York

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The recently posted Beef on Weck served as a reminder of just how many great regional recipes come from Upstate and Western New York. Here are a few of my favorites that you may have missed. To see the full post and recipe, just click on the title, and away you go. Enjoy! Chicken RiggiesThe pride of Utica! Easy and delicious, this is Italian-American comfort food at it's finest. Chicken SpiediesThis sandwich hails from Binghamton, and besides learning a great, new chicken recipe, you'll also learn what "zuzu" is. Syracuse Salt PotatoesNot only is this Syracuse salt potatoes recipe one of the…
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    Savory Tv | Delicious chef recipes, videos, and culinary tips

  • Pumpkin love! Chef Peter Oleyer’s pumpkin seed granola recipe

    Savory Tv
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Well hello and happy October! Here’s a quick and easy nutritious use of remnant pumpkin seeds you may have, via Chef/Owner Peter Oleyer of Brooklyn’s food truck turned restaurant Calexico Red Hook. Enjoy! ♥ Pumpkin Seed Granola Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup slivered almonds ½ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup vegetable oil ¼ […]
  • Culinary Tip: How To Rinse Quinoa

    Savory Tv
    11 Oct 2013 | 12:16 am
    Quinoa has an outer seed coat of saponins which need to be thoroughly rinsed off, otherwise the grain will have a bitter unpleasant flavor. There are several ways to do this. 1) Rinse the grain under running water several times using a fine mesh strainer. This is the preferred and simplest method. A typical colander […]
  • A Free Online Harvard Class Demystifying Science and Cooking

    Savory Tv
    2 Oct 2013 | 7:18 am
    This is the coolest online concept we’ve seen in a long time!  Harvard University and MIT have created edX, and are offering free online classes for everyone. And look at this course beginning October 8th!  Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science.  We’re in!  Our instructors are Chefs Ferran Adrià, José Andres, […]
  • Chef Lance Seeto’s Turmeric Tea

    Savory Tv
    23 Sep 2013 | 1:08 am
    Chef Lance Seeto, star of the Fiji TV show “Taste of Paradise”, is the Executive Chef for the award winning exotic Castaway Island resort in Fiji. Culinary school was just the beginning of Chef Seeto’s higher education, he continued on to receive training in nutritional medicine,  and he is a proud member of the Australasian […]
  • Chef Meredith Kurtzman’s Coconut Gelato Recipe

    Savory Tv
    20 Sep 2013 | 1:40 am
    Summer is almost over! We have one day left before the Autumnal Equinox on September 22. As we embrace the season’s end, we present to you a deliciously simple coconut gelato recipe from Pastry Chef Meredith Kurtzman of Mario Batali’s Otto Restaurant in NYC. “Since it’s less fatty, we add stronger fresher flavors” says Chef […]
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    Savory Sweet Life - Easy Recipes from an Everyday Home Cook

  • Crispy Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Artichokes, and Beans

    Alice Currah
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Ever have one of those days you feel like crud and all you want is a satisfying home-cooked meal to enjoy in a therapeutic kind of way?  Sometimes my mind starts thinking about certain types of comfort food that may feel good eating at the time but the next day has me feeling all sorts […]
  • Bourbon Bacon Jam Recipe

    Alice Currah
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Imagine being a successful independent banker until the eve of the Civil War, only to find your fortune gone the day after the South was defeated.  Edmund Mcllhenny had no idea how his new future would unfold after leaving New Orleans and fleeing to Avery Island, Louisiana with his in-laws, or that the best was […]
  • Fire Roasted Poblano Pepper and Eggs

    Alice Currah
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    One of the most rewarding culinary experiences I recently experienced involved having to hike every morning for my breakfast for seven days.  At the crack of dawn just as the sun was about to rise, I would wake up from a deep slumber with the famous and sacred Kuuchamaa mountain showing off her glory in […]
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  • Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    I took my Healthy Baked Chicken Nugget recipe and and added a touch of spice!We eat a lot of homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets for lunch in my house. Madison loves them, I love them and they're so easy to make. Every now and then I take my standard recipe and change it up. This week I thought why not try it with hot sauce – we loved them! Not overly spicy, but enough to know it's there. You could of course kick it up a notch by using tabsaco sauce and adding some ground cayenne pepper to the seasoning.Serve them with celery and carrots if you wish, and my homemade Low Fat Blue Cheese…
  • Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    This family friendly soup is perfect to warm up to on a chilly autumn night. It's made with mini turkey meatballs, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, spinach and my secret ingredient for the best tasting soup – a parmesan cheese rind. I always keep the rinds in my freezer just for making soup, so don't throw them out!It also makes great leftovers and can be frozen if you want to make this ahead for the month. Enjoy! Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast with Prosciutto, Pears and Brie

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Roasted stuffed chicken breast is the perfect Fall dish, filled with a savory-sweet stuffing of prosciutto, pears, sage, brie and arugula. It's delicious with a salad on the side, but also can be served with roasted butternut squash or brussels sprouts to make it a meal. It also happens to be naturally gluten-free and low-carb.I've teamed up with Harry & David with the launch of The Skinnytaste Cookbook, and have some fabulous things planned, so stay tuned! This recipe was created with their Royal Riviera pears exclusively for their blog Field Notes. Please head on over to their blog to…
  • Fig Balsamic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    This is a great, quick and easy pork tenderloin recipe topped with a sweet & tangy glaze. It's super simple to make with just a few ingredients which is perfect for weeknight cooking.I'm pretty obsessed with Trader Joe's Fig Butter and combined it with some balsamic vinegar to create this glaze. Then I roasted it in the oven for about 25 minutes and served it with these awesome brussels sprouts. If you can't find fig butter, any fruit butter such as apple butter would work great. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Gluten-Free Lightened Up Banana Nut Bread

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Low-fat, gluten-free banana nut bread made two-ways! My family went bananas for this!!My aunt recently started following a gluten-free diet, and my close friend has Celiac, so lately I've been dabbling more with gluten-free baking. I had a large bunch of over-ripe bananas sitting on my counter and decided to experiment taking my favorite Low-fat Banana Nut Bread Recipe and making it gluten-free. Since the recipe makes two loafs (yes you can halve it if you wish) I thought why not use two different gluten-free flours to see which yields the best results. Not having a ton of experience baking…
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • Falafel stuffed mushrooms and the joy of unexpected visitors

    Erika Kerekes
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    We live in a drop-in house. I know some people hate drop-in visits. I love them. They remind me of college, four happy years of back-to-back unexpected visitors. It helps that I'm not embarrassed by the mess that is my house. I assume friends will understand the Not Ketchup chaos. I'll clean up when I'm a millionaire. This past Saturday morning our friends G and N popped in during their
  • A giveaway from the Women Food Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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

  • Recipe | Healthy Agathi leaves with Lentil – The city I proudly call home

    sanjeeta kk
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Adapting to new situations is absolutely essential to any kind of success or happiness in life. I was not born and raised in Chennai but have been living here for close to eighteen years. New language, hot climate, different food habits and strict rituals at in-laws’ home in Chennai intimidated this simple girl from Rajasthan at first. Change is always unpleasant to some degree, I guess. But over a period of time this city has grown on me. I fell in love with my new city as I learned to speak the local language and started to follow the rituals at home. And now, Chennai is the place I…
  • Recipe | Easy Gulkand Mewa Burfi or Fig & Date Fudge with Rose preserve – And I am not complaining..

    sanjeeta kk
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    There are many things in life that I wish I could keep with me forever. The memories and days spent at my hometown in Udiapur tops that list. I had a chance to visit Udaipur last week, which incidentally was my shortest ever trip to my hometown. I started at the wee hours of morning, left my children behind for a week, changed two fights, killed never-ending transit time at airport, and then traveled by road again to finally reach Udaipur late in night. Yes, I did it all in one day. But I am not complaining. I never believed in the saying that one travels more useful when they travel alone…
  • Recipe | Indian style open-faced Sandwiches – A walk down the memory lane

    sanjeeta kk
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    “We do not know the value of our moments until they have become a memory.”  ~Sam H. The saying reflects my school days, perfectly. I didn’t give much thought back then, but school days and school friends were the best. Days pass and memories fade. We just didn’t realize how soon time flew past. Distance, family commitments and work pressure is keeping many of us away from each other. But our bond of friendship is still strong and the good memories are with us forever. I recently got a chance to attend an alumni meet of my old school in Udaipur.  I grabbed the golden opportunity…
  • Recipe | Quick Fried Rice with Capsicum and Almonds – It’s all Greek to me..

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Any recognition feels good, as it is a reward and an affirmation of what one does…Hmm..agreed. But what one does when one is featured in two different magazines and is still trying to decipher what is written in there. Google translation of both the articles makes it a comic read. Well, sometimes, somethings are best if left unsaid. Hoping good is written about me  here is how it all started… The other day I received this mail from the editor of a popular Italian magazine; “Dear Sanjeeta, I’m writing you from the Cucchiaio d’Argento office in Italy. We liked your blog and…
  • Recipes | Three Quick Indian Stir-fry recipes aka Subzis

    sanjeeta kk
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    A Subzi or vegetable stir-fry is an integral part of an Indian Thali (platter. If Subzi is one of the important components alongside a flat bread in a North Indian thali then it takes the form of an accompaniment to rice dishes in South India. Subzi also refers to any vegetable in Hindi. I like these quick subzis made with fresh vegetables more than the slow-cooked curries wherein the vegetables are completely lost in the flavors of spices and gravies they are cooked in. Whether it is a rich Peas and paneer butter masala or a creamy malai kofta, to me they all taste same. I prefer the…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Chili Rubbed Pork Loin with Apple Salsa (Gluten Free)

    Lauren Keating
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes Launch as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time creating this recipe. This roast pork loin with apple salsa looks fancy, but it’s the easiest recipe I’ve made in weeks. 5-10 minutes to prep the salsa, 20 minutes in the oven, and you’re ready to eat! A simple rub made with McCormick’s new gluten-free chili seasoning and brown sugar gives the pork loin great earthy and smokey notes (and a gorgeous color!) It pairs really well with tart apple and…
  • Cider, Ginger and Bourbon Cocktail {Northern Spy}

    Lauren Keating
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    This month, Progressive Eats is hosting a virtual cocktail party in celebration of Barb’s 3rd year of Cocktail Friday! Join us for appetizers, libations, and dessert and find out my thoughts on bourbon… I’m not normally a bourbon girl. In fact, I’ve only ever ordered bourbon cocktails three times in my life. The first time it was a special at a place that isn’t exactly known for mixed drinks, but it sounded too good not to try. It was called a Northern Spy, and it was a combination of bourbon, apricot brandy, and lemon juice. To my surprise, I actually like it a…
  • Tofu Curry Pot Pie

    Lauren Keating
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Last week, it rained and rained and rained. It was grey and gross and completely terrible. It rained so much that my poor roof couldn’t take it anymore; I woke up one morning to find a big chunk of my ceiling on the floor. It was literally raining in my kitchen. Awesome. Comfort food was totally a necessity. And what says comfort more than pot pie stuffed full of rich, spicy curry? If you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal, the curry filling is delicious over rice. I made it extra thick, so it would hold up when I sliced into my pie, and it’s heavily spiced but not spicy.
  • Rigatoni with Pumpkin, Fennel and Maple Sausage

    Lauren Keating
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Are you the kind of person who loves it when the syrup from your stack of pancakes creeps across your plate and onto your sausage? I totally am. Which is why I was through-the-roof excited to learn that Jones Dairy Farm makes an all natural maple sausage. I bought a few packs the last time I went to the grocery store, and it exceeded my expectations. It’s seriously good – and seriously maple-y. (I don’t know why I was so surprised; Jones doesn’t mess around when it comes to sausage.) Even though it’s breakfast sausage, I thought it might work well in a savory recipe…
  • Taco Veggie Burgers {Gluten Free}

    Lauren Keating
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes Launch as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time creating this recipe. These taco veggie burgers are a fun dinner that the whole family can enjoy – and they’re gluten free! I really love making my own veggie burgers. Once you get the hang of it, they’re super easy and so much tastier than anything you can buy at the store. Plus, the flavor options are practically limitless! For these taco burgers, I made patties out of brown rice and black beans, with a…
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • Imam Bayildi Recipe

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    This is an easy recipe for Imam Bayildi - a Turkish dish, which has for a long time also been part of Greek cuisine.You need to use the long eggplants, not the round ones, and if you can get the striped eggplants, they are even better.Ingredients1 kg eggplants (long ones, not round. Preferably the striped variety.)5 medium onions finely sliced3 garlic cloves finely chopped1 kg fresh, ripe tomatoes grated4 tbsp parsley finely chopped500ml sunflower oil1 tsp sugarSalt and pepper to tastePreparationRemove the stems from the eggplants and deeply score each one 3 times lengthwise, spacing the…
  • Greek Beef with Plums and Quince

    5 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
     This is a delightful Greek recipe with a combination of beef and fruit. Try it - we're sure you'll love it!The grape syrup we mention in the ingredients is called Petimezi in Greek.Ingredients1kg beef (from a tender part) cut into 6 portions½ kg plums cut in half (remove stones)½ kg quince peeled and sliced2 large onions cut into thin slices½ kg fresh tomatoes grated1 tbsp tomato paste12 medium-size garlic cloves cut into thin slices150ml olive oil60ml grape syrup (petimezi)60ml vinegar5-6 juniper berriesSalt and pepper to tastePreparationRinse the beef and dry in kitchen paper.Put…
  • 10 Most Popular Greek Recipes On Pinterest For September

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    These are the 10 most popular Greek recipes from our boards in Pinterest this last month. Bean Soup (Fasolada) comes out on top! To go to the recipes, just click on the links. Follow us on Pinterestsymposio Bean Soup (Fasolada)Eggplant PapoutsakiaTzatzikiGreen Beans (Fasolakia)Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)Cheese Pie (Tiropita) with Feta and Bechamel BouyourdiPeinirliKeftedakia (Small Meatballs)Baklava Eat and Enjoy! ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 9 Greek Bread Recipes

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

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

  • Round Zucchinis Roasted with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

    Pots and Frills
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Fresh zucchinis, even those late fall ones are so perfect that they do not require much cooking. Just sliced and lightly fried in olive oil with herbs can be absolutely delicious. And today's recipe is based on this idea. It came to me when I found in refrigerator a piece of leftover Gorgonzola cheese that had to be used rather fast. I decided to use it with round zucchinis I bought at Friday market. I also made a tomato sauce from fresh, barely cooked, tomatoes. Then I cut the zucchinis, baked them, and finished them with the cheese-walnut stuffing. A simple yet delicious fall dish was…
  • Barley Salad with Pomegranate and Halloumi

    Pots and Frills
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    The season for pomegranates, one of my favorite fruits, has just started. I have been experimenting with them again, adding to any dishes for their wonderful taste and health benefits. Today, then, a middle eastern style barley salad with pomegranate arils. The green salad with barley that I shared some time ago, and made at home I do not remember how many times, has been one of the most popular salads I ever served. Although there are many ingredients in that salad I would mostly credit the barley for its uniqueness. Barley is quite popular in Poland but I never saw it served as salad. But I…
  • Butternut Squash Party Dip

    Pots and Frills
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This squash dip is a perfect idea for all kind of fall parties. It can be made either from squash, which will be slightly sweeter and more intensive in color, or from a Halloween pumpkin. The recipe is very simple but very healthy and the really worth sharing. First, the squash is baked then puréed in a food processor with all the additional ingredients. This particular one is made from butternut squash. I made it on the spicy side, by adding red chili pepper. I finished it with nigella (black onion) seeds that add an extra taste, which contrasts nicely with the orange squash. The dip can be…
  • Plum Pie with Pistachio Crumbs

    Pots and Frills
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    This season in Poland, my grandmother used to make plum cakes. They were made on different bases but always were absolutely delicious. The smell of the freshly baked cake filled her whole house. The most aromatic were those made on the yeast base. They took some time to be ready as the dough had to rise for hours in a warm kitchen. Then she put the plums on top and covered them with sugar crumbs. Sometimes, she made plums cake on a delicate, butter, short crust. I make excellent tarts using my grandmother's recipe but, unfortunately, I have never mastered her yeast cake. So when the fall…
  • Light Garlic Soup—from Spain

    Pots and Frills
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Weather became finally cold enough, at least in the evenings, to think about a bowl of hot soup. All the garlic soups I ate were rich and creamy. They usually either included cheese, cream, eggs, flour, or sometimes, all of them in one recipe. But this garlic soup is very different. It comes from Spanish cuisine. And, when I was making it, I even had doubts if these two basic ingredients used in it—chicken stock and garlic—can really produce anything tasty. In less than half an hour the soup was ready. When I tasted it, I was surprised how light and good it was. Definitely garlic surfaced…
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    Quick Free Recipes

  • 3 Simple Recipes That Showcase Quality Chocolate

    Joe Thomas
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Image courtesy of Garry Knight When you buy really good quality chocolate to cook with, it’s best to choose simple recipes that let the ingredient speak for itself. Here are three desserts that perfectly showcase the stunning flavour of this fabulous ingredient. Chocolate fondue Fondues are great for dinner parties. This sociable, sharing dish is the ideal way to end a meal with family and friends. The best thing is, it’s quick and easy to prepare. All you’ll need is 400g of good quality dark chocolate, 85g of unsalted butter, 284ml of double cream and 300ml of milk. Place all of these…
  • Tomato Salsa

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    Tomato Salsa Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 2-4 Ingredients 4 large tomatoes (chopped) 6 spring onions (finely sliced) 2 garlic cloves (crushed) 3 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander ½ red or green chilli (chopped) (optional) 2 tablespoons of lemon juice salt and pepper Instructions Chop the tomatoes, slice the spring onion, crush or slice the garlic and chop the coriander. Add everything to a bowl and give it a good mix up. Chilli is optional, so are the seeds. Personally, I like chilli so I throw in the seeds too. I prefer red over green.
  • Dress up Your Cheese on Toast With This Incredible Recipe

    Joe Thomas
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:45 am
    link to image If anybody asked you if something as quick and simple as cheese on toast was a classy snack, you’d think they’ve gone crazy. But with the variety of ingredients and sides available to us nowadays, you can dress up any dish that’s fit for a king or queen. This cheese on toast recipe comes with apple compote and a baby beetroot salad. Served that on a presentable piece of fine china and you’ve got yourself some posh cheese on toast, or as the expert chef’s call it: ‘A delightfully melty cheese rested on a divine piece of sourdough toast, served here with a classy…
  • Don’t Eat Your Greens – Drink Them! Delicious Smoothie and Juice Recipes

    Joe Thomas
    29 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Many people struggle to eat their greens, but a new craze is sweeping the world where people get all of the vitamins and minerals they could ever need by drinking them instead! That’s right, green juices and smoothies are very popular, and it isn’t hard to see why – they’re delicious. You can literally create any combo you like, using a mixture of veg, fruit, ice, water, almond milk, coconut milk, herbs, and spices. However, here are some of my most favourite concoctions for you to enjoy: Image Source The Immune Booster The immune booster can help when you’re feeling under the…
  • Healthy Lunch Recipes You’re Going to LOVE

    Joe Thomas
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    When lunch time rolls around, it isn’t easy to think of something healthy to prepare. This is why many people decide to go and buy a microwave meal or store bought sandwich instead (or even worse, a chocolate bar or donut)! These meal choices aren’t very good for us though, so read on for some healthy lunch recipes you’ll LOVE: The Tasty Chicken Sandwich This is a great recipe you can make for lunch at home or to take to work. Use whole grain or gluten free bread to make it as good for you as possible, and cook the chicken yourself to avoid that store bought rubbish. You can find mini…
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  • Plov

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    (Uzbek rice pilaf with lamb or beef) Image by Wikipedia: Ji-Elle Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5Cancel rating No votes yet Pilafs are an important part of central and south Asian cuisine, and the making these savory rice dishes is often taken to the level of high culinary art. The Uzbek version of pilaf, called plov (ПЛОВ), is considered the national dish of Uzbekistan. Uzbeks traditionally use lamb and sheep's fat for plov, but you can use beef and vegetable oil if you like. Choose a fatty cut of meat if you can. It will yield exceptionally tender…
  • Pomodori Verdi sott'Aceto

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    (Italian green tomato pickle) Image by Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5Cancel rating No votes yet This simple recipe is a perfect fit for early fall, when your garden's remaining tomatoes have no chance of ripening further. The Tuscan solution to an overabundance of pomodori verdi (green tomatoes), is to pickle them. After a month or so of rest, these emerald gems develop a depth of flavor that makes them the perfect accompaniment to roast meats or part of a cool-weather antipasti platter. Makes about 6 pints or 3 quarts Ingredients…
  • Wat Tan Hor

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    (Chinese shrimp chow fun with egg gravy) Image by avlxyz 4 Average: 4 (1 vote) This delectable chow fun dish is a favorite with kids. Tender rice noodles are tossed in a wok with shrimp and scallions, then covered with a light gravy and tender poached egg. Chow fun noodles are wide and flat and can be found dried in Asian markets or online. If you can find them fresh, so much the better. They will just need a quick soak in warm water to make them more pliable. Wat tan hor (滑蛋河), also known as kong foo chow, is popular in the southeast of China, as well as in Singapore and Malaysia. 4…
  • Willkommen zum Oktoberfest 2014!

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
  • Braised Short Ribs

    16 Mar 2013 | 11:51 am
    (Jewish beef ribs simmered in red wine) Image © iStockphoto 5 Average: 5 (1 vote) While brisket is the traditional choice for Passover, more and more Jews are turning to braised beef short ribs as a more tender, flavorful and luxurious option for their post-Seder meal. Short ribs are a fatty cut of meat, which is one reason why they're so flavorful. But ribs swimming in grease aren't very appetizing. This recipe uses a simple two-step process to get rid of excess fat. First you roast the ribs in a hot oven to render excess fat while also giving them a nice caramelized crust. Then…
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  • Mustard Chips: Easy 2-Ingredient Snack!

    Kristina Vanni
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    With Halloween this weekend there will be lots of sweet treats just within arms reach.  At some point we all are going to be a little over saturated with chocolate and candy corn, and will find ourselves reaching for something salty. This super easy savory snack fits the bill.  For those who love potato chips, these warm and crispy mustard chips are pure bliss! Keep reading for the recipe… The idea is so simple and yet so genius.  The recipe comes from our friends over at Maille Mustard.   All you have to do is take a bag of kettle-style potato chips and lightly coat them with…
  • Homemade Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

    Kristina Vanni
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Let’s kick off the week with a flavorful fall breakfast that will knock your socks off! Don’t worry about snatching up those “limited edition” holiday flavors of cream cheese in the grocery store.  It’s easy to make your own homemade pumpkin cream cheese spread.  I enjoy a hearty schmear on top of a warm bagel on a cool autumn morning like today. Keep reading for the recipe… The recipe is easy – all you have to do is combine softened cream cheese with pumpkin puree, a little bit of powdered sugar and orange juice and zest.   For serving, it’s…
  • 10 Favorite Apple Recipes

    Kristina Vanni
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    From the tart Granny Smith’s to the sweet Fuji or Gala, apples are in season!  This versatile fruit can be used in sweet or savory dishes.  Today I have assembled a list of my Top 10 Favorite Apple Recipes! Keep reading for the recipes… Click on the title or image to view the recipe! 1)  Sparkling Apple Cider Cake 2)  Apple Thyme Mashed Potatoes 3)  Apple Berry Crisp with Fig Ginger Caramel Drizzle 4)  Easy Caramel Apple Cake 5)  The Big Cheese Apple 6)  Apple Rings with Cinnamon Cream Sauce 7)  Caramel Apple Pecan Coffee Cake 8)  Savory Apple Risotto with Bacon and Goat…
  • Turkish Candied Pumpkin

    Kristina Vanni
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    With winter squash season in full swing, I am always on the lookout for new recipes using pumpkin.  I first tasted this recipe over the summer when I was traveling in Istanbul.  In Turkish it is called “Kabak Tatlisi” but we would recognize it as candied pumpkin!  With only 3 simple ingredients, this dish is definitely one to add to your holiday lineup. Keep reading for the recipe… I first tried this Turkish Candied Pumpkin at a stunning restaurant called Nar.  They offered one of the most impressive dessert buffets I had ever seen!  You can see their version of Kabak…
  • Pumpkin Spice Smoothie (on the go!)

    Kristina Vanni
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Imagine all your favorite flavors of a pumpkin pie…without the guilt!  Sounds impossible, right? This “Pumpkin Spice Smoothie” not only tastes like a slice of pie, it just happens to be packed with fruits and veggies.  It is the perfect on the go treat to enjoy for breakfast or a snack during the fall months. Keep reading for the recipe… To prepare this recipe, I used the new Vitamix S30.  This personal blender not only makes preparing food easy, it makes it portable!  The unit comes with the option of a traditional container or a portable one that easily fits into…
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  • Southern Living Bourbon and Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Food Groups

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South's Favorite Food Groups by Morgan Murphy Publisher: Oxmoor House Publication Date: September 2014 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Bacon Bourbon Waffles A high-proof adventure, Bourbon and Bacon includes 140 of the South’s most amazing recipes that use one (or both) of these smoky ingredients. Morgan’s collections of cocktails, new infusions, punches, appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts will be a hit, whether you’re hosting a cocktail party, backyard barbecue, or elegant dinner. For bourbon enthusiasts,…
  • Bacon Bourbon Waffles {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Bacon Bourbon Waffles recipe from Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Food Groups Author Morgan Murphy: Bacon for breakfast: not a problem. But we had to work a bit harder to put whisky on the menu. Fortunately, the elegant and luxe Kessler Canyon resort in Colorado helped us out with this winner. Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee}: Bacon. Bourbon. Waffles. Bourbon, bacon drippings, and crumbled bacon are in the waffle batter, and there’s bourbon-spiked whipped cream to top the dish. Honestly, what more needs to be said?  My advice?
  • From Spiders to Ghosts: Halloween Recipes to Treat Everyone

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Check out From Spiders to Ghosts: Halloween Treats for Everyone by Cooks&Books&Recipes at Halloween Recipes to Treat Everyone I love Halloween. Well, let me be more specific. I love the non-gruesome version of Halloween: the “cute scary” version of spiders and ghosts and witches and vampires and costumes and treats (not so much the tricks). So when I look for recipes for Halloween treats, I don’t want the “monster brains” or the “severed fingers.” What do I want to serve up instead? Edible spiders: I’ve found three no-fail…
  • Pork Scaloppine with Arugula Salad {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Recipe for Pork Scaloppine with Arugula Salad from An American Family Cooks by Judith Choate Pork Scaloppine with Arugula Salad. Photo credit: Steve Pool. Author Judith Choate: This is a favorite recipe that I make using the small cutlets that I cut from the loin and then pound to the requisite thinness. The finished dish rather mimics the classic and expensive veal scaloppine; in fact, I think it is better. You can also purchase thick boneless pork chops and cut them in half, crosswise. I generally allow two pieces per person. This recipe can be used with boneless chicken breasts instead.
  • An American Family Cooks: From a Chocolate Cake You Will Never Forget to a Thanksgiving Everyone Can Master {Cookbook}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    An American Family Cooks: From a Chocolate Cake You Will Never Forget to a Thanksgiving Everyone Can Master by Judith Choate Publisher: Welcome Books / Rizzoli Publication Date: September 2013 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Pork Scaloppine with Arugula Salad With its irresistible recipes, gorgeous photographs (by renowned food photographer Steve Pool), charming illustrations (by Stephen Kolyer),  and narration by award-winning cookbook author Judith Choate, An American Family Cooks sets the table to which we all want to be invited. Choate and her family of foodies celebrate the new American…
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  • Explore With George: Fairport 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    This go round George is visiting with Skip Watkins on the Ferris Wheel.the cape fear fair and expo gets started tonight. for the next 10 days … wilmington international airport is officially the ‘fairport’ … with more rides, animals and food than ever before. w-w-a-y’s george elliott is live at the fair now to find out more. george? animals and than ever before. george elliott is at the fair now with more dough yes defenders with right now we have to get been noted that similar. i miss out on weeknights watkins admitted he and between writing a on a commode not…
  • Yellow City Street Food’s Tacos

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Yellow City Street Food’s Tacosmaybe you want a crunchy taco. >> i always love it when yellow city street food rolls into the kitchen. i know i’ll have so many layers of food and i’ll get to see an art piece at the end. scott and elliott joining us in the kitchen. how have things been? >> great. >> great? what are we serving up here today. i’m kind of excited. >> it’s halloween, so we’re not going to do anything scary. halloween is also a celebration of the harvest. back in the day, everyone plans for food. we have butternut squash and seasonal vegetable, a…
  • Gracie The Granny

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Little Gracie dressed up.Our slide into the colder weather continues. Yesterday featured a good deal of clouds which kept temperatures from rising too much. After lows in the 40s, the Check out Gracie The Granny on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an extensive food dictionary. Also visit FoodFeed, the largest Food Tweeting website by Food Advertising firm, Gourmet Ads.
  • Kneaders Delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Kneaders shows us their classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Check out Kneaders Delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an extensive food dictionary. Also visit FoodFeed, the largest Food Tweeting website by Food Advertising firm, Gourmet Ads.
  • Homemade Halloween Treats Part 2

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Best Friend’s Kitchen shares easy homemade Halloween treatsinformation from the live shot. news 13 this morning will be right back. Gummy Worms Ingredients: 2 3 oz packages Jell-O envelope unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 slice bread 1 box chocolate cookies, crushed in food processor or with a rolling pin in a plastic bag 20 straws Tall glass with straight sides and wide enough to hold all of the straws Rubber band Directions: Put 3 cups of water in a sauce pan, bring to a boil Remove pan from heat and add Jell-O and unflavored gelatin, stirring continuously until completely…
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Compere Magazine September issue

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    It is now here for everyone to read.  I am referring to all the e-zines and giveaways we published for Simply Trini Cooking through the Compère Magazine.  In the past you had to subscribe to gain access to the magazine.  We have decided it would be best for all readers of Simply Trini Cooking and [...]
  • What you should know about diabetes

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Diabetes is a growing problem in our country. With our population at an all time high in weight gain and a low in health care, the problem is only growing. Diabetes (or Diabetes Mellitus)  is a disease characterized by a malfunctioning metabolism and a high blood sugar level. The result can be low levels of [...]
  • 22 Tips to Treat and Prevent Kidney Stones

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:50 pm
    There are several things that you can do at home to treat and even prevent kidney stones. Here are 22 tips. 1. Drink Water. Probably one of the simplest things that you can do, drinking water can really help lessen your chance of getting kidney stones. You should drink a minimum of 50% of body [...]
  • Sleek

    26 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    I love to eat Sleek. I've known this Syrian/ Lebanese dish for a long long time, and today I finally feel the time is right to share this recipe with you all.  Since the earliest of my love affair with Local Trini Syrian dishes this was on the top of the list followed closely together [...]
  • Beef Fingers

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Ever felt bored thinking about  what to eat while watching T.V.? You know like you had enough popcorn or sweetbread or the mundane fries and chicken. Well, that's how I felt one day while watching T.V. at home with the family. I just didn't know what to eat.  So, with belly in hand, I rummaged [...]
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  • 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…
  • Panna Cotta Espuma

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Ingredients: 1 cup Milk 1/2 cup sparkling wine 1/4 cup Powdered sugar 1/4 cup Milk powder 2 pieces Sheet(s) of gelatin 2 tbsp. Amaretto 2 cups Sugar syrup 1 pieces Bunch of basil 5 pieces Sheet(s) of gelatin Preparation: Bring the milk, water, milk powder, and sugar to boil. Dissolve the pressed gelatin in the mixture. Add amaretto. 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. For the basil jello, dissolve the pressed gelatin in 2…
  • Jalapeño Tequila ( Rapid Infusion )

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Ingredients: 36 g of thinly sliced, seeded and deveined green jalapeño pepper 470 ml abv blanco tequila Preparation: Put all ingredients into a 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake and then vent by pressing the lever down fully. Screw on 1 more N20 cream charger. Rest for 2 minutes and then vent by pressing the lever down fully. Rest for 1 minute. Pour through the iSi funnel & sieve into a container. Rest for 10 minutes.
  • Thyme Vinegar ( Rapid Infusion)

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Ingredients: 1 cup White balsamic vinegar 35 g thyme Preparation: Coarsely cut the thyme and put with white balsamic vinegar into a 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake vigorously 5 times, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Afterwards quickly vent the iSi Whipper by pressing the lever. Pour the vinegar through the iSi funnel & sieve into a glass.
  • Pumpkin Seed Cupcakes with Cinnamon and Apricot Topping

    3 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Ingredients: 1/2 cup Flour (fine) 1 cup Granulated sugar 3 pieces Egg(s) 6 3/4 cups Pumpkin seed oil 1 cup Yogurt 5 g Baking powder 1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds, chopped, roasted Lemon peel Pinch of Salt 3/4 cups Apricot purée 3/4 cups Mascarpone 6 3/4 cups heavy cream 3 tbsp Milk 3/4 tbsp Sugar 1 pieces Cinnamon 1 tsp. Apricot liqueur For the Pumpkin Seed Cupcakes: Whisk the eggs with the sugar until foamy. Mix the dry ingredients. Stir the pumpkin seed oil and yogurt into the foamy egg. Stir in the dry ingredients. Spoon the mixture into a muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at…
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts 2014

    Brandon Matzek
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Let’s remix this business. I first featured Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts back in 2010.  2010??  Sometimes it still shocks me that I’ve been blogging for over 4 years!  Anyway, despite the fact that I made these nuts a long time ago, they’re still a staple at my house.  I serve Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts each year at my Thanksgiving extravaganza, and I also like to prepare them occasionally as a travel snack.  The 2010 nuts are tasty, easy to prepare and completely addicting.  So, why would I update the recipe? To be honest, I’m just switching things up a bit.  I…
  • The Patio’s Plumosa

    Brandon Matzek
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Jorge and I had a suuuuper tasty brunch at The Patio on Goldfinch recently.  I’ve got highlights from our meal below along with a recipe for their mezcal-based Plumosa cocktail. Let me start by saying that The Patio on Goldfinch is one gorgeous restaurant.  Lush living walls.  Reclaimed wood accents.  Marble counter tops in hues of red, gray and deep green.  The space is luxurious yet still comfortable and approachable.  Led by executive chef John Medall, The Patio on Goldfinch is the sister restaurant of The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach.  Serving breakfast, lunch and…
  • Avocado Toast 5 Ways

    Brandon Matzek
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    If you enjoy avocado as much as I do, then you’re going to love today’s article.  I’ve got 5 fresh avocado recipes for you below! In particular, Avocado Toast.  The concept is fairly simple.  Mash up half an avocado with salt, pepper and some sort of acid (lemon or lime juice) to taste.  The flavors should be bright without covering up the cool grassiness of the avocado.  Spread this mash over a lightly toasted piece of bread, and you have Avocado Toast.  It’s that easy!  I like to use whole wheat bread here, but sourdough or country bread would also work…
  • Maple Bacon Cookies

    Brandon Matzek
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Maple Bacon Cookies start with a brown sugar-sweetened dough spiked with pure maple syrup, vanilla extract and maple extract. Tiny bits of maple-caramelized bacon are then folded in, providing a salty counter to the sweet dough.  These cookies are like a warm blanket wrapped around you on a cool autumn evening.  So so comforting. Although bacon desserts are fairly widespread nowadays, I still encounter people who raise a skeptical eye at the idea.  If you are one of those people, just think of these cookies as a plate of pancakes and bacon, but in cookie-form.  They are so damn tasty, and…
  • Charred Onion and Bacon Dip [Giveaway]

    Brandon Matzek
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Remember when I told you how much I enjoy Game Day grub?  Well here’s another recipe I love to eat while pretending to watch the game: Charred Onion and Bacon Dip.  Also, I’m giving away a $100 gift card! Thick slices of sweet red onion are cooked in bacon fat AND butter until melting and blackened around the edges.  Honey, garlic and white wine are added to boost sweet and savory flavors.  After a quick chop, this charred onion flavor bomb is mixed into a rich blend of cream cheese and sour cream.  The dip is finished with chopped bacon, chives, smoked paprika, cayenne…
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    Within the Kitchen

  • Blueberry Ricotta Muffins Recipe

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    On cold, rainy Vancouver days like today, the long, hot sunny days of summer seem far way indeed. Thankfully, during the summer we froze at least 5 lbs of plump, succulent local blueberries! They are perfect in recipes like this one for blueberry ricotta muffins. Maybe summer isn't that far away afterall.Ingredients 2 c all purpose flour2 tsp baking powder1/3 c white sugar1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)2 eggs, large1/3 c honey1/3 c milk2 tsp vanilla1/2 c ricotta1 tbsp lemon or orange zest1-1/2 c blueberries (fresh or frozen)InstructionsPreheat oven to 375 degrees F.Spray…
  • Smoky Three Bean Beef Chili

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Fall is here. This weekend we're in Whistler, BC. My favorite seasons to visit Whistler are summer and fall. Obviously, I'm not a skiier - I took a few snow boarding lessons but they weren't money well spent! I'll stick to running. Anyways, Whistler in fall is beautiful - a full palate of colours are awaiting outside my door. Walking through and around the village is always time well spent.Whistler, BC. Snow will be here soon.With fall comes cooler temperatures and cravings of warmer comfort foods. Chili, like this three bean beef chili, is perfect for cool days, and even cooler evenings. Add…
  • Favorite Finds at IFBC 2014

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Some of the swag and goodies received at IFBC 2014!Cosmos CreationsCosmos Creations - these little puffs of corn goodness come in a variety of flavours including:Aged Cheddar and Cracked PepperCoconut CrunchSea Salt VinegarSea Salt ButterSalted CaramelCinnamon CrunchCaramelCosmos Creations are made from non-GMO corn and are gluten free. Even better? They taste great. My favorites are:Coconut Crunch - I eat this one to satisfy my coconut cream pie craving without the fat and calories Aged Cheddar and Cracked Pepper - it has a sharp cheese flavour and the cracked pepper comes through at…
  • IFBC 2014 - Fun Facts!

    5 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Seattle - the land of coffee, great restaurants, Pike Place Market and the International Food Blogger Conference. I spent the weekend soaking up all IFBC2014 had to offer.What exactly did they offer you ask? Well, let me tell you:·        A chance to meet other fabulous food bloggers,·        Exposure to new products and companies·        Attend educational, informative and often once in lifetime sessions with renowned authors, CEOs, photographers, writers, chefs and industry experts·   …
  • S'more Snacks Recipe

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    My son's snack mix was such a hit in our house my 10 yr old daughter decided to get in on the act too. Her's is more of a treat than a healthy snack but the cereal is low in sugar, fat and salt so that makes me feel a little better about it!She chose a classic s'more mix - chocolate, mini marshmallows and Shreddie(tm) cereal. She threw in some sweetened dried cranberries too.Ingredients6 cups cereal - we used Shreddies2 cups (1 bag) mini Hershey Kisses2 cups mini marshmallows1 cup sweetened dried cranberriesInstructionsMix everything in a large bowl.Divide into snack bags - 1/2 c of mix in…
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    Good Food Life

  • Pan Haggerty – Northumberland’s Scalloped Potatoes

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    This English potato dish is Northumberland’s take on the delicious combination of potatoes, onions and cheese. The trick is to use something other than your generic potato. A variety like the Purple Viking potato has the perfect amount of earthy flavor along with a fluffy, light and soft consistency when cooked. PrintPan Haggerty – Northumberland Scalloped Potatoes Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 40 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients3 Tbsp butter 2 onions, thinly sliced 1lb heirloom or other flavorful potatoes such as Purple Viking 1 cup mature cheddar, grated…
  • Healthy Candy Alternative to Calm the Sugar Beast

    Guest Blogger
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Does it often feel like candy-palooza from Halloween to New Years Day? One of the things I hear the most as a Nutrition Coach “Why get healthy now. It feels hopeless this time of year.” The thing is that it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, there are loads of healthy ways to calm the sugar beast and I’ll even share a couple of recipes to help you out. First for a couple of tips: Don’t say I can’t have sweets. Instead decided to have a healthy version. Make one of these recipes and pop it in the freezer so you have something handy when the sugar beast comes around. Eat sweet…
  • Beef Stroganoff Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    This is a dish that my wife requests on occasion. Each time I make it I forget that the mushrooms are often the most enjoyable part, even more so than the thin, well-browned bits of steak. For vegetarians I would suggest making this meal with a variety of mushrooms, letting thin slices of portobello stand in for the beef. Make sure to make plenty of sauce as well, a few chunks of rosemary bread and butter make the perfect clean-up utensil! PrintBeef Stroganoff Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 40 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: Makes 4-6 servings A quick, simple and delicious weeknight…
  • 3 Creepily Delicious Recipes Inspired by The Undertaker

    Guest Blogger
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    They say that “no grave can hold him, no God will claim him, and no devil will have him!” He is The Deadman, The Phenom. He is sports-entertainment’s “grim reaper of justice.” And he rolls his eyes all the way to the back of his head. I’d say he amplifies the entire spirit of Halloween! If you know WWE, you most definitely know The Undertaker. The Undertaker looking famished Here are 3 creepily delicious recipes inspired by the aforementioned grave- digger for your Halloween party this year. These are sure to make your guests, as The Undertaker would say, “Rest in Peace;”…
  • Fall Fritatta Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Fritattas are a great dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. You can make them ahead of time and then heat them up in the oven. Feel free to play around with the ingredients, the only real necessities are the potatoes and the filling. Serrano ham, prosciutto, bacon and chives are great additions. PrintFall Fritatta Recipe Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients3 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium yellow creamer potatos (about 13 ounces), peeled, thinly sliced 1 medium sweet potato, sliced thinly as potatoes 1 medium shallot, thinly…
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    Eat In Eat Out

  • Roasted Cauliflower Soup

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    The dish possibilities are endless with this low in fat and high in fiber vegetable. The leaves are falling and there is a real nip to the air lately. I totally love that!!! Sorry, I’m a cool weather gal all the way. The fall means it’s time to start thinking about comfort foods: pumpkin, squash and my fave, cauliflower. What an awesome performer – it can be roasted, boiled, fried, sautéed, steamed or even raw. This soup makes an amazing light meal. Take the time to roast the cauliflower. Roasting brings out a nutty goodness that adds a rich flavor to the soup. The soup is…
  • Grab-and-go Breakfast Cookies

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    On the road to a healthier me! Let’s start with cookies? Getting older really sucks. I never dreamed that someday I would have to make “healthy” choices on what to eat, how to exercise, when to sleep… Let’s start at the beginning. Last month I went for an annual physical (not quite ‘annual’ as I haven’t been to see my doctor in over 10 years!). He told me that as we get older you lose lean muscle mass, an important element in keeping you younger, longer. We all want to stay young right? I found out I needed to changing a few thing today,…
  • Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Allergy-free Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Looking for something healthy that the kids will eat? This recipe for Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers from Kelly at The Pretty Bee is sure to please! Kelly is a wife, mother, and blogger living in Southeast Michigan. When her children were diagnosed with multiple food allergies and intolerances, she began to alter her favorite recipes to be wheat, egg, and dairy free. On her blog, she shares her recipes and encourages those with food allergies to experiment in the kitchen and find food that is safe and fun to eat. She believes that…
  • Spanish Turkey Stew

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Easy Spanish Turkey Stew is a great way to use up leftovers after the holidays Did you roast a delicious whole turkey over the holidays? What a perfect meal – I never get tired of it. Now it’s the next day and reality sets in… what do I do with all that leftover turkey? Not a bad question to ask yourself ’cause there’s always turkey sandwiches for the lunch bag. Why not try something new? Here is a delicious Spanish Turkey Stew that turns that leftover cooked turkey into an awesome dish you are going to love love love. It’s so fast and simple you can come…
  • Blood Orange Turkey Breast

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Try Blood Orange Turkey Breast as a unique change this Thanksgiving Does everyone in your family only like the white meat? You’re not alone. The problem with that is cooking the turkey breast alone can be a bit dry, and uninspired. No worries, Blood Orange Turkey Breast is a unique twist on an old-time favorite. Baked in 45 minutes, you don’t have to plan 2 days in advance for the big day! I love the nummy flavors in this recipe. The tart sweetness of the blood orange compliments the grainy mustard and savory herbs in a totally awesome way. Why don’t we use tarragon more…
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    Nicole's Nutrition

  • Zucchini Soup Made with Cashews

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I have been loving using cashews as a “cream” instead of conventional cow’s milk cream. The cashew cream gives foods a decadent nutty flavor. Plus, it is approved on my LEAP diet. I came up with this zucchini soup recipe that is made with cashews and is perfect for the cool weather ahead! And it is a pretty easy recipe! It can be made vegan if you use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. This recipe is also gluten free if you use gluten free stock. Dairy free as well. Zucchini Soup Made with Cashews Ingredients: 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 yellow onion 4 cloves garlic,…
  • Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Great alternative to 500 calorie lattes! Sweet Leaf was kind enough to send me two bottles of their Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia to try out. I got the peppermint mocha and English toffee! I had never tried them before because I thought, “what’s the point? I use plain stevia to sweeten some foods, why do I need different flavors?” Well, they come in handy when you are wanting a sweeter guilt-free treat! Positives: Natural, Zero Calories, Zero Sugar, Gluten Free, fun flavors, guilt-free There are many more positives to the Sweet Drops than negatives! There are so many different…
  • Dairy-Free Butternut Squash Soup

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    In the past, I didn’t like winter squashes, but over the last year I have come to love all squash. I especially love squash soup! To get in the mood for fall, I decided to make some butternut squash soup. I tried my own variation by using cashews as the creaminess in the soup, and coconut milk instead of cow’s milk or cream. I actually prefer this recipe since it has more depth of flavor from the nuts and coconut! But, if you prefer regular milk, then you can substitute it equally for the coconut milk, and substitute in some yogurt or cream for the cashews. Dairy Free Butternut…
  • Daiya Cheese Review

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    I have always been a skeptic of non-dairy cheeses. I always just thought they were frankenfood. Daiya recently contacted me to see if I would be interested to try their “cheese”, and I happily agreed because it would be a great way to test out the product and see if I can stop calling it “frankenfood”. I was especially interested in Daiya cheese since it is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free–perfect for those with allergies and/or food sensitivities. You may ask, well what could it be made out of? Tapioca flour, oil, and pea protein mainly.
  • Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken with a Kick!

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    I call this Mexi-chicken because I don’t really know what to call it! Haha. It is very simple–mostly a can of Rotel, seasonings, and chicken! Super easy and great for weeknight meals. I added my chicken on top of a bed of lettuce and added avocado. But, you could also use a tortilla and make tacos. Whatever you prefer! Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Ingredients: 4 small-medium chicken breasts (about 1 lb.)  TIP: It is OK if your chicken is still frozen; it will cook perfectly 1 can of Rotel 1 yellow onion, sliced (I forgot to add to mine this last time!) 1-2 tsp. olive oil 1-2 tsp.
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    Eclectic Recipes

  • Grilled Chicken Normandy salad

    Angie McGowan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    There’s a little restaurant downtown that my husband takes me to every once in a while. It’s a beautiful special little French cafe with the most gorgeous French dessert case.  It’s filled with colorful macarons, delectable chocolates and my favorite, napoleons. They also have the best French salads and sandwiches. I’ve had just about everything on the menu, but the one thing I keep going back to is their Normandy salad. In fact I crave it so much that I had to start making my own version of  it at home. It’s a simple, beautiful salad made up of fresh spring…
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice Martini

    Angie McGowan
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    It’s that time of year again, pumpkin time! There’s pumpkin patches popping up everywhere and I can’t wait to take my little guy to pick out his perfect pumpkin. We love this time of year and this weekend I”m going to decorate for Halloween. It seems to be a tradition in our area that everyone brings their kids to our neighborhood. It’s a complete madhouse, and you either love it or hate it. We’re in the love it camp. Not one year did we ever get a trick or treater when I was a kid. We lived too far out in the country. And at the neighborhood we lived at…
  • {Giveaway} Tomato and Olive Rotini

    Angie McGowan
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    It’s National Pasta Month and I’m partnering with my friends form Dreamfield’s Pasta. Each day this month they’ve invited 31 bloggers from  around the country to come up with their most delicious pasta recipes for everyone to share and enjoy. Today I’m sharing with you one of my son’s favorite pasta recipes. It’s a quick and easy family friendly dinner everyone is sure to love. You can keep up with all these amazing recipes by following the hashtag #IHeartDreamfields on social media. Each week has a different theme, and each day has a different…
  • Bruschetta Chicken Lettuce Wraps and a $100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!

    Angie McGowan
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Fall is in the air, and it feels so good! The past few mornings have been cool and wonderful. Now that the nights have cooled a bit, we’re planning our first camping trip for the year in the next few weeks. I’m so excited because it seems like forever since we’ve been, and my son has been asking to go for weeks. There’s nothing better than just disconnecting from all this electronic stuff and enjoying the great outdoors! I’ll also be doing menu planning for our trip, so that we have some quick and easy meals that will conveniently heat over the fire. My family loves when I make…
  • Parmesan Potatoes

    Angie McGowan
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    This post brought to you by Simply Potatoes. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband's favorite side dish is crunchy roast potatoes, so I'm always trying to find new ways to serve them. I love to add different spices, and sometimes even ranch seasoning to them, but I've found with these wonderful little potatoes less is more. So for these potatoes. I simply roasted them with salt and pepper and served them with lots of freshly grated Parmasan and fresh Italian parser. These make a wonderful side dish to any weeknight meal, and are even elegant enough to serve on holidays and when…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Gimlet Cocktail

    Lynne Webb
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    A classic, refreshing cocktail made with gin or vodka, lime juice and simple syrup. Continue reading →       
  • Whiskey Sour

    Lynne Webb
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    An iconic cocktail made with a simple blend of bourbon whiskey, fresh lemon juice and sugar. Continue reading →       
  • Cider-Glazed Pork Chops with Apples

    Lynne Webb
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Boneless pork chops, seasoned with a fragrant blend of cinnamon and coriander combine with sautéed apples, onions and an easy cider pan sauce to make a fast, delicious skillet dinner. Continue reading →       
  • Mexican-Spiced Burgers w/Chipotle-Caramelized Onions

    Lynne Webb
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Pan-seared burgers seasoned with cumin and coriander and topped with Monterey Jack cheese and chipotle and honey caramelized onions. Continue reading →       
  • Fusilli with Crumbled Sausage, Sage and Orange

    Lynne Webb
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Fusilli and mild Italian sausage combine with fresh sage, orange zest and sun-dried tomatoes in this easy and delicious pasta dish. Continue reading →       
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Fashionable Indulgence in W1 on Regent St – Where Else?

    Judith Lewis
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    Once a year one of the most anticipated events on my and most women’s calendar takes place (if they are fashionable that is). #RegentTweet is a chance for over a hundred women (and men) to hit Regent Street and shop … Continue reading → The post Fashionable Indulgence in W1 on Regent St – Where Else? appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Urzi Cacao rar Merida Sur de Lago 65% Review

    Judith Lewis
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    When I saw this chocolate in Selfridges, I thought I would buy it. Spendng £8 for a bar isn’t unknown to me and so I thought – why not? But I knew nothing about the chocolate or the company so … Continue reading → The post Urzi Cacao rar Merida Sur de Lago 65% Review appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Idilio Carenero Urrutia Superior Chocolate Bar Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    This particular Idilio chocolate bar is only 70 percent and hails from Barlovento, Venezuela. The Idilo website says: “Urrutia in Barlovento produces particularly fine superior Carenero, a Trinitario variety whose name is attributed to the former port of export Carenero. … Continue reading → The post Idilio Carenero Urrutia Superior Chocolate Bar Reviewed appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • The Chocolate Show At Olympia West

    Judith Lewis
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    It is always nice to be invited as press to The Chocolate show. I enjoy the chance to catch up with all the chocolate makers and chocolatiers as well as shop around for chocolates myself. Yes, I buy far too … Continue reading → The post The Chocolate Show At Olympia West appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Wilkie’s Chocolate Amazonas 75% Stone Ground Chocolate Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:13 am
    There seems to be a lot of new chocolate makers popping up all over the country. Wilkies Chocolate is, as any microbatch bean to bar company is, a very small chocolate making business based in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. Wilkie’s create … Continue reading → The post Wilkie’s Chocolate Amazonas 75% Stone Ground Chocolate Reviewed appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    The Menu Mom

  • Coupons 10/17/14

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
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  • Jif To Go Dippers to the Rescue

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    This post is part of participation in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers.  I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own. In mylast post about Jif To Go Dippers we were just becoming familiar with these handy snacks.  Now I can say they are becoming a staple (although still a treat as my kids could go through $30 of these babies in a week if I let them!)  I hide them in a special place and pull them out when we are truly going somewhere.  Otherwise they would eat them every…
  • The Hoopla Around Contact Lenses

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    As Halloween approaches and I have teens in the house, I have heard more and more about cosmetic contact lenses from both my kids and their friends.  “They are so cool mom, they can make your eyes RED!”  Ummm yeah…. amazing…  I get it to some extent, I was fitted for my first pair of contact lenses as a teen, and I admit, I did get colored lenses that changed my eye color from my normal hazel to aqua.    It was pretty fun at the time! One of my teens does wear prescription contact lenses – he has since he was 10.  In order to play sports, it has helped him…
  • My Baby Turned Six

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
      Yesterday my “baby” turned 6.  She is my only girl – full of drama and fun.  We love her to pieces!     Name Email
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    15 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
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    Simple Plate

  • Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Cookies! The quintessential  treat are now easier than ever using Bisquick™ Gluten Free mix. And ohhhhhhh so yummy! You won’t even know these are gluten free, they’re so full of deliciousness! Eat them straight from the oven warm and gooey or use them to make homemade ice cream sammies. However you like your cookies these are […]
  • Perfectly Grilled Corn

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Fall brings all the goodness of a harvest and some of the best of that harvest is the last of sweet corn! We love grilled corn more than I can say and even when its too chilly (is it ever?) to fire up the grill you can make the most delicious ears of corn right […]
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    An all time football party favorite for just about everyone are Buffalo Chicken Wings! But oh the mess! And the clean up!  We’ve got  the perfect buffalo chicken dip with all the flavor of your favorite wings without the mess! Easy to make in the oven or the crockpot (though I prefer the bubbly goodness […]
  • Slow Cooker Ratatouille

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Time to get those slow cookers and Crock Pots out of the cabinet! More fall harvest goodness in this recipe than you can count! This slow cooker ratatouille will be a hit with your family and friends this fall!  Use the freshest of produce for those bright fall colors. I buy loose herbs at the […]
  • Perfectly Simple Party Meatballs

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Fall. Football tailgaiting, parties and get togethers.  The season has begun! And just in time for your next tailgate or even your halloween parties, we’ve got the best ever party meatballs! These are so good just for snacking, there won’t be any leftovers (even the kids love these!)  You need only  THREE (3) ingredients and […]
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • A National Chocolate Day Giveaway from Next Organics!

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    National Chocolate Day is today!! What an amazing holiday right? One devoted entirely to chocolate. My dessert weakness is definitely chocolate, and I always end my day with a couple pieces of dark chocolate — sometimes with a tiny bit of red wine for a health(ier) treat. So in honor of national chocolate day and my favorite dessert: dark chocolate, I’m excited to announce this month’s giveaway from Next Organics! They make natural, organic, dark chocolate covered dried fruits and nuts. They have everything from dark chocolate covered brazil nuts (these are so good for you…
  • Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    We have been making a lot of soups in our house lately. Mainly because: as a busy parent, they are such easy go-to-one-pot meals; soups are super easy for babies to eat (thanks to them being relatively soft); and soups are perfect in fall weather! I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, who has turned this soup into a bit of a family favorite. Kids love it, babies love it, and husbands love it too The best part about tortilla soup is you can add any mix-ins you like, all of which are delicious and healthy. Some of our favorites include: avocado (1 tbsp per bowl), diced red onion, chopped…
  • Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna and a Giveaway from Snack Girl!

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Photo credit: SnackGirl   Hi Everyone! This month’s giveaway comes from one of my favorite healthy food bloggers – Lisa Cain at SnackGirl! Lisa makes healthy food super easy and simple – through her family-friendly recipes and real-life solutions for losing weight and getting healthy. She recently wrote an amazing cookbook – Snack Girl to the Rescue!: A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy – and that’s what today’s giveaway is all about This book: Will show you how small, easy tweaks can change your lifestyle to be healthier and…
  • Linguine with Garlicky Kale and White Beans

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Fall has arrived, and with it comes the king of all seasonal flavors – pumpkin pie spice. A versatile blend of comforting ingredients like nutmeg and cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice can flavor a lot more than Thanksgiving pie. Add it to a savory pasta dish, like Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo. The post Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Family Flavorful Dinners Made in a Snap

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    You don’t have to be a master chef to create great meals that your family will love. Simple yet flavorful and warming dishes are the perfect solution for busy cooks with hungry families to feed. Using high-quality ingredients helps guarantee you’re serving family meals you can be proud of, even when you’re short on time. The post Family Flavorful Dinners Made in a Snap appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Warm Up to Toasty, Tasty Chili

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Whether cooking for a crowd or serving up a regular weeknight meal, nothing warms the body and pleases the appetite like a bubbling pot of rich, flavorful chili. Easy to double up into big batches, it’s the ultimate time saver for busy families. You can even freeze it to enjoy later or portion it out for delicious lunchtime leftovers the next day. The post Warm Up to Toasty, Tasty Chili appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Spanish Pork and Fennel Stew with Saffron Rice

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Comfort food is a staple in every kitchen - it's the perfect way to unwind with familiar flavors and aromas. But those moments that call for a soul-soothing dish are also great opportunities to spice up traditional favorites by introducing less common ingredients and preparation methods for an unexpectedly delicious twist.  Stewing, for example, is one method you might never have tried - but, when you use a tender meat that's full of comforting flavor like pork, the result is well worth the adventure. The post Spanish Pork and Fennel Stew with Saffron Rice appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • 5-Layer Hummus Dip

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    It just isn't game day without great food to help fill your belly and spirits as you cheer your favorite team to victory. While traditional tailgate fare has a rightful place in any pre-game celebration, adding interesting new tastes and textures to your typical spread only enhances the excitement. Quick, flavor-rich appetizers are an easy way to amp up your tailgate experience. The post 5-Layer Hummus Dip appeared first on CulinaryChat.
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    Simply Good Eating

  • 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…
  • Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

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

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

  • Week 13: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Down 1.8 lbs! This puts me at 16 lbs lost “officially” since joining WW and 20 lbs (!!!) down total since the beginning of July. I skipped my weigh in last week since I was out of town to enjoy a day of tailgating in Gainesville (despite the many beers I drank while tailgating, I still had a significant loss on the scale). So really, this has been 14 weeks on Weight Watchers, but my 13th weigh in. Twenty pounds is a milestone I’ve anxiously been waiting to hit. Sure, it’s just a number, but to me it’s a number that signals real progress and confirmation that…
  • Trader Joe’s Weight Watchers Shopping List

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are obsessed with Trader Joe’s and those who don’t get the hype. I fall into the first camp, obviously. We finally got a Trader Joe’s in Tampa earlier this year. Before that, I would occasionally make an hour drive to the nearest store in Sarasota and before they were in Florida it was a huge deal getting to visit a TJs when I was out of town. I think of Trader Joe’s as a hybrid between a normal chain grocery store and a Whole Foods/Fresh Market (but without the crazy prices). Personally, I love going to TJ’s…
  • Week 12: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    I’m down 0.2 lbs this week. Once again, I was expected a gain, so even a small loss is a nice surprise. I was kind of a mess this week… 1. I was HUNGRY. I felt much hungrier than usual but I barely tracked my food either — so, I can’t really look back at what I ate all week to try and figure out why I kept feeling ravenous before lunch and dinner. A lot of absent minded snacking was happening when I get home from work in the evenings. To curb hunger, I’m going to eat more filling breakfasts (it’s been kind of an afterthought lately) and an afternoon snack…
  • Week 11: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    I’m down another 2 lbs! There seems to be a pattern that when I don’t expect to lose much, I do. This weigh in followed a night of pizza and wine, so I was expecting to be UP. For those of you keeping score, I’ve lost 18 pounds in less than 3 months (!!!). It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around that because for a while my weight loss seemed so slow — which just goes to show that a little bit at a time really adds up. Hopefully I’ll be celebrating the 20-pound mark soon. I wish I could share some secret trick for how I’ve done this. It’s as…
  • Week 10: Weight Watchers Weigh In

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

  • Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders

    Lalaine Manalo
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Has it been a month since I was last here? Oh my. I am so sorry for having forsaken you like this. You see, I’ve been sporadic with my recipe posting here at Onion Rings and Things since June and it just seemed, the more irregular I posted, the harder it was to get back on the saddle.  I’ve had these slow cooker root beer pulled pork sliders, among other things, in my draft box for weeks but every time I sit in front of the computer to work on it, my brain cells freeze and I  am stumped for words. I am hoping to slide back into my blogging groove as the “among other…
  • Southwestern Quinoa Salad

    Lalaine Manalo
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    I have to admit, this is the very first time I’ve ever tried quinoa. Before today, I didn’t even know how to pronounce the darn seed.  I went to our nearby Sprouts Market looking for kwuh-NO-ah and I was greeted by blank stares. “Oh, you mean KEEN-wah?”, answered an employee after I repeated myself for the fifth time and lead me to the appropriate aisle. You see, I saw my doctor a few weeks ago regarding persistent discomfort and swelling on my knees. Fortunately, he said my complaints were from nothing major. Unfortunately, he said they were from the weight I gained…
  • Potato Meatball Crockpot Stew

    Lalaine Manalo
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    I know, I know. The photo doesn’t leave much to get excited about. But my favorite people, let not this potato meatball crockpot stew be judged by my uninspired picture taking.  Just imagine coming home after a day’s labor to chock full of meatballs, potato chunks and baby carrots swimming in a creamy, flavorful broth. Or waking up to it. I prepared it in my slow cooker before I went to bed Friday night and when I got up Saturday morning, the whole house smelled heavenly. The aroma of piping hot stew was so inviting, I couldn’t resist serving myself up a hefty bowl for…
  • Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken, Caramelized Onions and Bacon

    Lalaine Manalo
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    My friends, look at that gooey mess of a mac and cheese. Just look at that spoonful filled with succulent chicken, cheesy macaroni, crisp bacon and caramelized onions. Do I really need to go on and on to sell you on this? It’s enough to make my heart go pitter-patter. This macaroni and cheese with chicken, caramelized onions and bacon has all the comforts of our childhood favorite but with extra goodies for grown-up tastes. It’s definitely a one pot meal that is sure to please the whole family. I used chicken breast tenders I lightly pan-fried with olive oil but you can easily…
  • Jalapeno Poppers

    Lalaine Manalo
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    One of the most shared and most pinned recipe here at Onion Rings and Things is the bacon-wrapped cheese stuffed anaheim peppers I posted last year. Can’t blame ya, folks. With crisp bacon, creamy cheese and spicy peppers all in one bite, they’re pretty hard to resist. Seriously good stuff. But as much as I love ‘em, the preparation can be a hassle what with the seeding and stuffing and wrapping. G and I had a few friends over the weekend and since I expected the bacon-wrapped peppers to go like crazy, I had to figure out a way to make a good amount in half the…
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    The Development of Taste

  • 7 Warning signs your diet won’tsurvive a zombie apocalypse

    Renia Carsillo
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Americans are absolutely obsessed with zombies. Noam Chomsky thinks he knows why. While listening to his opinion on the fears of the oppressor, I couldn’t help wondering what a zombie apocalypse–or any global disaster–might mean for the average American diet. It would probably be terrifying. Simply put, unless you’re a homesteading prepper, you’re probably doomed...  Read More » The post 7 Warning signs your diet won’tsurvive a zombie apocalypse appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • How to make duxelles: Weekend Cooking Techniques #4

    Renia Carsillo
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Want a 25 minute dinner that tastes and presents like a gourmet restaurant main dish? Jacques Pepin’s Crispy Chicken is it. Simple, clean and full of earthy flavor for less than $10 and 30 minutes. In order to make this easy chicken recipe, you’ll need to learn our next Weekend Cooking Technique from Complete Techniques–how to make...  Read More » The post How to make duxelles: Weekend Cooking Techniques #4 appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • How to Julienne, Weekend Cooking Techniques #3

    Renia Carsillo
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. In terms of technique, learning to julienne is a step up from the basic chop. If you’ve ever referred to carrots as “matchsticks” then you’ve encountered this somewhat tricky skill in action. When to julienne Most of our grandmothers and even many of our own mothers knew this technique well. Ever encountered a raisin and...  Read More » The post How to Julienne, Weekend Cooking Techniques #3 appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Katie Button and John Fleer: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part Three

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

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

  • 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 Spanish fish stew recipe 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
  • Caprese Skewers Recipe

    3 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    Caprese Skewers RecipeCaprese skewers, discover this Spanish-style appetizer recipe typical from Italy with Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil! Calories : 132 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: Easy Food type: AppetizersSaladsSide dishesTapasVeggies
  • Tomato Salad Recipe

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    Tomato Salad RecipeSpanish tomato salad! Discover this easy summer salad recipe from Spain with tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and fresh parsley! Calories : 56 calPrice estimation: Less than 5 $Complexity level: Easy Food type: AppetizersSaladsTapasVeggies
  • Mediterranean Salad Recipe

    4 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Mediterranean Salad RecipeMediterranean salad recipe, a delicious and easy summer salad recipe from Spain with extra virgin olive oil, fresh cheese, eggs and oregano! Calories : 75 calPrice estimation: Less than 5 $Complexity level: EasyNotesFor this salad, you can use any kind of lettuce or cabbage! Food type: SaladsSide dishes
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    The HauteMeal

  • Heart to Heart

    Stephanie Augustine
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Shift dresses are a reliable source of stress-free dressing for me. I paired this one with a soft blazer to give it a little shape. Dress by Carmakoma (also available via Gwynnie Bee) | Jacket by Lane Bryant | Shoes from Report Signature | Necklace from Ava Gray Direct Today’s Earworm: She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) by Carl Carlton The post Heart to Heart appeared first on The HauteMeal.
  • Cherry Baby

    Stephanie Augustine
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’m such a sucker for conversational prints. They’re a fun way to add color and print to an outfit, and I like a touch of whimsy now and then. And basic black is a not-too-simple backdrop for the mix of prints. Sweater: ASOS (fun option here) Shirt: Simply Be (cute alternative here) Skirt: Alfani (similar style) Boots and bag: Shoedazzle Sunglasses: Eloquii Today’s earworm: Cherry Bomb by The Runaways The post Cherry Baby appeared first on The HauteMeal.
  • Old-Fashioned Style Ginger Doughnuts

    Stephanie Augustine
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    There is a dearth of good doughnut shops in Chicago. I don’t mean bakeries, I mean shops that specialize in hot, fresh doughnuts. When I was growing up, there was a shop that I’d pass on the way to school, Old Fashioned Donuts, that even now has arguably the best doughnuts in the city. I didn’t know that at the time; I just knew that they were excellent doughnuts, and there always seemed to be a line. It wasn’t until years later that I realized just how spoiled I’d been. I never realized it because I passed one every day, but there are probably no more than a…
  • Sweater Coat

    Stephanie Augustine
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Chicago is at that time of in-between weather, when a coat is simply too heavy, but a light sweater isn’t enough. The thick warmth of sweater coat is perfectly cozy. This one has gorgeous embroidery and a mandarin collar, which I think looks great open or closed. The coat is no longer available, but I think it’s a great example of using statement outerwear as a way of making your outfit special. I’ve linked to a couple of other sweater coats below that I think fit the bill. Sweater coat by Lucky Brand (I also love this one and this one) | Jeans from Old Navy | Striped…
  • Creamy Chicken Fricassee with Pearl Onions and Mushrooms

    Stephanie Augustine
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    My darling boyfriend recently had to go on a business trip, so I thought it would be nice to make him a special dinner since he wouldn’t have anything home-cooked for a while. I wanted it to be good, homey comfort food, and I knew almost right away what it would be – Julia Child’s scrumptious fricassee. What is a fricassee exactly? I used to think it was something strange and exotic, so you can imagine my surprise the first time I actually took the time to look up a fricassee recipe and found out I’d been making it half my life. If you’ve ever browned a chicken…
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Lemongrass, mint, ginger and kaffir lime syrup

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Hot days call for cold drinks. Lots of them. Continue reading Lemongrass, mint, ginger and kaffir lime syrup or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you suspect copyright infringement please contact me.     
  • Fragrant Coconut poached Romanesco & Chickpeas {vegan}

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    My favourite thing about weekends is not sleep-ins. In part that is probably because I seem incapable of sleeping beyond 6am, but in reality the thing I look forward to most about the weekend is the farmers markets. Continue reading Fragrant Coconut poached Romanesco & Chickpeas {vegan} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you…
  • Creamy mushroom vegan alfredo {vegan + dairy free}

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    I’ve been absent from this space for far longer than I had originally anticipated. I’ve had a lot going on behind the scenes, including moving house, but I’m back and I’m back for a good cause. Continue reading Creamy mushroom vegan alfredo {vegan + dairy free} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you suspect…
  • Flourless Chocolate Fondants {gluten free}

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

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

  • Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding is creamy, decadent and delicious…and just happens to be healthy too! Happy Halloween! Would you like a trick or a treat? How about both in one fantastic dessert?! The trick? I’m known for being sneaky on occasion…and, totally getting away with it. Zucchini brownies anyone? {wink} So trust me when I tell […] The post Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs have all the ingredients of this family favorite recipe neatly packaged into meatballs that can be served over spaghetti, in a sub roll…or as a tasty appetizer. Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, marinara sauce, egg and basil. Yep. These meatballs really do have every single ingredient you would find in a […] The post Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Fall at #BuschGardens and Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    We may not have leaves turning, but here in Florida we do have easy access to Busch Gardens…and fall is the perfect time for a getaway. Check out pictures, a video of Falcon’s Fury and a recipe for Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies. We interrupt school, soccer and dance and a generally busy fall to bring you […] The post Fall at #BuschGardens and Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Creamy White Bean Chicken Chili

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Creamy White Bean Chicken Chili is the perfect blend of cheesy, sweet and spicy. Transform last night’s leftover chicken into a delicious bowl of comfort in under 30 minutes! Cook once, eat twice. That’s what this recipe is all about. If you have leftover chicken, then this recipe will transform that chicken into a whole new […] The post Creamy White Bean Chicken Chili appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip is made with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Paired with the right dippers, you can enjoy this low-cal, gluten-free dip with a smile! Pinch me! I’m giddy because I can sit down with a serving of this caramelized onion dip and some veges and enjoy it…guilt-free…because it has been lightened-up! Here’s […] The post Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • eggless chocolate chip cookies recipe | soft chocolate chip cookies

    dassana amit
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    eggless chocolate chip cookies recipe – sharing a step by step recipe of making a really easy one bowl healthy eggless chocolate cookie recipe. these cookies are not the usual crisp and chewy cookies. they have a cake like soft texture and a bit of chewiness. they are slightly crisp from out and soft from the center. the chocolate chip cookies are made from whole wheat flour or atta. the flour which we use for making rotis. i have used chakki ground atta here. you can also make them from all purpose flour/maida. for health reasons, i use whole wheat flour in cookies and muffins. i do…
  • achari paneer tikka recipe, how to make achari paneer tikka recipe

    dassana amit
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    achari paneer tikka recipe with step by step photos – yet another variation of the popular paneer tikka flavored with pickling spices. if you enjoy biting into pickle and relishing the sour taste of lemon or mango then you will like this recipe. achar or pickle is a condiment which often accompanies indian food. the spices which are used to make the achar masala is more or less the same everywhere in india. mustard (sarson), fenugreek (methi seeds), red chili, turmeric and asafoetida are the common spices used in many pickles. these spices flavor this achari paneer tikka recipe too. i…
  • chakli recipe, how to make instant chakli recipe | stepwise

    dassana amit
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    instant chakli recipe – step by step instant chakli recipe. so i am still making diwali snacks and sweets before the badi diwali (big diwali) & laxmi puja tomorrow. made quite a number of goodies today, but managed to click only two recipes, which includes this chakli and corn flakes chivda. chakli is a deep fried snack made from rice flour, gram flour, wheat flour or a mixture of lentil flours. they are also known as murukku in south. chakli or chakri are made as a part of the diwali faraal (diwali snacks & sweets) in maharashtra and gujarat. there are many versions of making…
  • corn flakes chivda recipe, how to make corn flakes chivda | makai chivda

    dassana amit
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    corn flakes chivda – easy to prepare step by step recipe of corn flakes chivda. today i made these crisp makai chivda and also managed to take step by step pics. the recipe is easy to prepare. chivda is a deep fried savory mixture consisting of many ingredients. these include dry fruits as well as spices. here i have used the variety of dried yellow colored corn flakes. these are deep fried to make the chivda. they are also known as corn poha or makai poha. you get them easily in the indian grocery shops. these are not the ready to eat cereal corn flakes. you can make this chivda, with…
  • gujiya recipe, how to make gujiya recipe | baked & fried gujiya recipe

    dassana amit
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    gujiya recipe with step by step pics – sharing both fried and baked version of gujiya for diwali. gujiya is a deep fried pastry stuffed with a sweet filling of khoya. the do resemble empanadas and very much popular in north india, especially during holi festival. its not they are made only during holi. they are also made during diwali. this time i did not want to make karanjis and hence made these gujiyas. both karanji and gujiya are similar sweets, except for the stuffing. karanji which is popular in maharashtra has a stuffing of coconut, poppy seeds, sesame seeds and dry fruits.
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    Healthy from Scratch | Healthy from Scratch

  • Japanese Hot Pot

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    UncategorizedCourses: Main /  SoupCuisines: JapanesePreparation30 min.Cooking20 min.Ready in50 min.
  • Japanese Hot Pot (Shabu Shabu) – Spicy Miso Broth

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

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

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

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

  • Recipe: Halloween Mix
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    I have to tell you that I am a sucker for a festive party mix and Halloween is just the time to do it! I made my first one about a year ago and I can already predict it will be a tradition in my house. The kids obviously LOVE it and this nosh is the perfect nibble to whip out for some company. Just know my friends, that it is VERY ADDICTING! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Ingredients 2/3 cup sunflower butter 1/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup white chocolate chips 9 cups Chex Rice Cereal 1 cup powdered sugar 1 /2 cup M&M’s (only yellow, brown and orange colors) 1 cup packaged…
  • Recipe: Tomato Vodka Sauce Fussili with Broccoli
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Back in the early stages of our relationship, my husband, without fail would always order the “Pasta alla Vodka” whenever we did Italian food on our dates.  Cute it was, but it started to get a little boring.  I used to corner him and try to convert him into some other rustic Italian fare.  However, he wasn’t budgeting; not even more a second on this meal.  Many years later…we are talking a good 13 or so, crazily enough, I’m not sure that he has picked up a fork to this dish at all.  Could he have forgotten about it OR maybe his healthier side kicked in a…
  • Recipe: Glazed OREO Bars
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    I was contemplating posting something healthy to kick off the school year, but just had to share this one with you first!  (We have the whole school year to go that way!)  These bars are by far (am I rhyming) one of my favorite treats ever.  Why?  Because they are simple, delicious and with just few ingredients.  Plus they are always…and I mean ALWAYS a hit!  Let me know what ya think Ingredients 22 Oreo Cookies crumbled 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup dark chocolate chips 1 cup white chocolate chips half stick of butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2…
  • Truffle & Mushroom Ravioli
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    You open your fridge and find yourself staring blankly for a minute, maybe two, until it hits you; there is nothing!  That defrosted chicken that you could have sworn was in the back of the shelf is no longer there. You frantically open the freezer and “Hallelujah,” frozen truffle ravioli is staring at you in the face.  Oh, the possibilities you have and here is one that is just so simple and delicious.  Dinner is “Oh so DONE!” Phew….. INGREDIENTS • 1 package of prepared truffle ravioli • 1/4 cup low-fat half & half • ½ cup white wine or cooking broth • 2…
  • Peanut Butter Noodles
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Back in the 80s my father introduced me to “Peanut Butter Noodles” and I never looked back.  What is it about the twirly Chinese Pasta with a creamy coating of Peanut Butter Sauce.  I know….it’s just plain delicious!!  Here we have my version of this lovely authentic treat.  Care to know the best part?  It gets even tastier the next day chilled in the fridge! YUM! Serves 4-6 Ingredients • 8 ounces lo mein noodles (If you cannot find in your specialty store use spaghetti) • 1/4 cup smooth reduced-fat peanut butter • 2 tablespoon honey • 2 tablespoon…
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    Vegetarian Indian Slow Cooker

  • Vegetarian Kids Lunchbox Ideas

    Pravina Parikh
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Some time back I was invited to participate in Kids Lunch Box Recipes Event by IndusLadies - the largest online community for Indian women in the world. The selected recipes were to be published in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Colorful Protein Pancake (Puda) Recipe

    Pravina Parikh
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Did you like Spinach Paneer Wraps recipe I published last week? Well this week I am writing about these simple pancakes or pudala (puda) my daughter usually makes as simple way to sneak-in some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spinach Paneer ( Cottage Cheese ) Wrap Recipe: How to make Spinach Paneer Wrap

    Pravina Parikh
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    This is a simple and healthy lunch box recipe. Just like my slow cooker spinach daal , vegetable pulav and kansar, Spinach Paneer wrap are also staple for my grand-kids lunch-box. It is very easy to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kansar Recipe Using Slow Cooker: How to Make Kansar in Crockpot

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

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

  • Tink and Casey want to wish you Happy Halloween

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    This October was sort of slow compared to last year. We didn’t get a chance to carve pumpkins from my cousins pumpkin patch because he had so many that were damaged in the late summer storm. That meant we could not make a lot of homemade pumpkin seeds. We did buy 2 pumpkins and painted them. We’ll gut those and roast the seeds so my father-in-law can expect them in his Christmas basket this year. Mr. Yum is working a lot of weekends and since that is our only time with kiddo, our October activities have been limited. We did make it out to a new corn maze at Johnson’s Giant…
  • Family Fun on Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Farm

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    It’s almost Halloween! Are you prepared??? I am. But I’m not. There isn’t much preparation for me. We don’t get trick-or-treaters. Hubs has to work Friday and Saturday so we won’t be attending any parties. Kiddo has 2 older siblings and a younger sibling so they usually spend Halloween together. I haven’t been feeling up to par lately, so I didn’t even bother dragging out the few decorations I had. Despite that, we DID take a family day and try out a new corn maze. We love corn mazes and make it a point to try a new one every year. It’s been a…
  • Cheesy Stuffed Grilled Veal Burgers

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I’m never one to miss an opportunity to share a meal. You guys are well aware of some of my failures so this may come as a shock, but Mr. Yum didn’t want me to post this. Stuffed veal burgers were going to be his return to YUM but he felt they were not up to par with his other dishes. Ok. Fine. I can understand that. But darn it, if  he won’t post them, I will! We are grillers. Nothing makes me happier than goodies char broiled to my specific tastes and I won’t miss an opportunity to do so. Bring on Fall. Bring on Winter. It doesn’t stop us from grilling…
  • Provolone Potato Cakes

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hey, guess what? I tried something new on my potato cakes. “What are potato cakes?” you ask. Well I am happy to tell you. Potato cakes are an Irish tradition to make use of the potatoes left over from the previous meals. Traditional Irish women were taught the ways of using every last piece of your meal from beginning to end. I come from a long line of those women. We always used everything we purchased. If we had leftovers we eat them. Even if that meant we had some sort of leftover pie, we ate them. I learned how to use skin and bones to make my own chicken stock for future use.
  • Fall Flavors: 12 Soups and Chowders

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    It’s fall y’all. I just love this time of year. Summer vegetables have all been picked over and the fall harvest is in prime time picking season. As part of my partnership with I’m going to bring you some of their best fall flavor soups and chowders in this months sponsored post. But you don’t mind, right? You were all about meal planning this week that centered around all of falls wonderful harvest, right? First, you’ll need to turn your ad blocker off or you won’t be able to see the carousel of photos And trust me, you’ll want to see all…
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Bougatsa | Lemon Orange Pie

    Kenton Kotsiris
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Hi everyone! This is our last autopost. We’ll be back soon so things will get back to normal. We hope you enjoy today’s Greek dessert that’s rooted in the northern capital. Have you ever been to Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη)? It’s north of Athens and is the second largest city outside of her walls. It’s a nice city that unless you make plans to go, you won’t as it’s a bit far, driving there would take about 5 hours. It’s a beautiful city that has some wonderful views of the Aegean and is the capital of the Greek region of…
  • Fried Cheese Balls From Crete

    Kenton Kotsiris
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    While we’re writing this before our trip, we’ll be posting it while we’re gone. I’m going to imagine both Jane and I are sitting at a cafe people watching while drinking some strong coffee right now. We’re taking in every moment of it; a well deserved break from the work routine. With that in mind, we hadn’t forgot about you, are wonderful readers and followers! Hence this 3rd autopost. When Jane and I sat down to discuss what recipes we should “drip feed” (blog talk) while we were gone, we knew that we wanted to make another dish from Crete. The last cretan dish…
  • Pistachio Ice Cream

    Kenton Kotsiris
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    -Hi everyone, this is our second autopost. As you may know Jane and I are on vacation and will be back at the end of October- Let me tell you about this recipe right here. This recipe to date has been pre-blog made more times than any other. What I mean is that we made it more times than any other recipe before we were happy enough to post it. Let me talk about the failures. Since we got our KitchenAid mixer, I’ve been dying to make ice cream. It’s my favorite food group Well, being Greek, and having a love for pistachios that’s been with me since birth, I wanted to try to make–…
  • Greek Stuffed Cabbage With Avgolemono

    Kenton Kotsiris
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Well, this is our first autopost. Currently, Jane and I are soaring overhead at roughly 40,000 feet. We’re making our way across the Atlantic, Europe bound. We’ll soon be down in the land of writers, poets, Guinness, and Jameson. It seems like a long time coming. Naturally, I’m writing this post in advance, but the feeling is like I’m already in the air. We’ve been waiting for this trip for quite some time, having bought our tickets back in April. So for about 6 months, we’ve talked about what we’re going to do 100s of times, changed places, changed hotels,…
  • Chicken With Tomatoes and Orzo

    Kenton Kotsiris
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    That song from Peter Paul & Mary has been stuck in my head these past few days: I’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again. However, it’s not I’m, it’s we, and I do know when I’m coming back. However, it would be cool to have an open ended ticket and just travel the world. Speaking of traveling, it is hands down one of our favorite things. I’m not talking about visiting major cities, I mean traveling to smaller towns on the outskirts. It doesn’t need to be significant. I am not talking about living in a hut for a week, though I have no doubt you’d…
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    The Baguette Diet

  • What do French people eat for dessert?

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Chocolate mousse. Tarte tatin. Profiteroles. All the things Americans drool over when we imagine a vacation in France…Yes, French people eat these for dessert, and they’re proud of their national cuisine. But I always want to roll my eyes when my friends from home ask the inevitable: “How do French people eat éclairs all the time and not get fat?” because, well, they don’t! I think the French dessert eating paradox has three explanations.: 1. All of those classic French desserts? They’re not for every day. Indulgent desserts like éclairs, tartes, and gateaux are reserved for…
  • Hearty and healthy pumpkin chili

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Despite the 1,001 cultural differences between France and the United States, I’ve noticed that we do share a few common characteristics. Like a love of chocolate, for example. And an obsession with Beyoncé. And McDonald’s consumption, unfortunately. Every time we visit Alex’s family, I can’t help but notice another common denominator that I suspect is shared not just between France and the U.S. but over the entire world: doting grandparents. For example: force feeding (since every grandchild is obviously far too thin), sweet stories about the good old days, homemade jams as Christmas…
  • A day of Parisian life

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Before I moved to Paris, I had a romanticized view of Parisian life that I think many Americans share, complete with ample croissants, cafés, and high heels. But like any city, Paris looks completely different from behind a tourist’s camera than what we see in everyday life. My daily routine probably sounds a lot like a New Yorker or Londoner’s, but there’s definitely some French flair thrown in, like the long lunch break. Here’s how it goes: 8:00 a.m. Alarm clock! I get up, get ready for work and have breakfast. I made a big cup of coffee to drink on my way to work! 8:45 a.m. I…
  • Konjac noodles (miracle pasta substitute) review

    10 Jun 2014 | 12:44 am
    Have you seen those weird packages of “miracle noodles” in the grocery store? There a few different types of noodles made from various Asian plants that are marketed as zero-calorie pasta. My normal reaction to these types of claims is that it has to be too good to be true…but last week my curiosity got the better of me and I picked up some konjac noodles to try with my favorite Cajun chicken pasta recipe. Konjac noodles are made from the root of the giant konjac plant that grows in eastern Asia. The Japanese have been eating the plant for 1500+ years, but it seems like konjac is just…
  • Weekly favorites: strawberry pesto salad, Paris aquarium and more…

    8 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    Summer finally seems to have arrived for good, which means that the overall quality of Parisian life has increased by about 700% over the past couple of weeks. Picnics on the Champ de Mars, outdoor markets, casual lunches on sidewalk terraces…my favorite things about life in France are finally back on the schedule To celebrate, here are a few of my favorites lately: Favorite recipe: Strawberry pesto pasta salad from Kath Eats Real Food. It’s finally salad season again, and Kath has some of the best salad recipes! This strawberry pesto pasta salad was fresh and light enough for a…
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    Penny's Recipes

  • Stuffed Butternut Squash

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Delicious and easy way to use seasonal vegetables for a fabulous vegetarian supper Read More... The post Stuffed Butternut Squash appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Easy Christmas Cake Recipe

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Christmas Cake - And other Christmas recipe ideas - prepare ahead and enjoy your Christmas relaxed! Read More... The post Easy Christmas Cake Recipe appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Mackerel Salad

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    This easy to make Mackerel salad is recommended by fitness expert Ulrika. Easy to make and delicious Read More... The post Mackerel Salad appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Lesley’s Celery Soup

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Easy to make, warming an light this Celery Soup shows there is much more to celery than diet food! Read More... The post Lesley’s Celery Soup appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Pescatarian Recipes

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    These delicious fish recipes show that the pescatarian lifestyle is a very happy and tasty one! Read More... The post Pescatarian Recipes appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
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    Red Beans and Eric... err Rice!

  • COOKBOOK REVIEW: The Food of New Orleans by Periplus World Cookbooks

    Eric Olsson
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Periplus World Cookbooks presents: The Food of New Orleans Authentic Recipes from the Big Easy!   I actually found this book at a used book store here in Michigan a couple of years ago.  It came out in 1997 and I was surprised by how good the quality of the book was still in – it looked brand new!  Which isn’t a surprise now because you can still buy this edition online! The hardcover is split up into three different sections.  Part One is seven articles; covering the culture, historical origins, dining around New Orleans and it even covers the drinks that make New…
  • How Do You Red Bean, KIT WOHL?

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Kit Wohl has written over ten New Orleans cookbooks.  Her “New Orleans Classic” series covers different aspects of the Crescent City’s traditional and mainstream cuisines. The series includes Desserts, Seafood, Appetizers, Cocktails, Gumbos and Soups, Brunches, Celebrations, and most recently, Creole recipes. She finds the finest recipes for that books theme from restaurant kitchens and professional chefs. Kit then tests each and every recipe and adapts them for the home-cook along with photographing each dish for the cookbook. Gourmet Magazine chose New Orleans Classic:…

    Eric Olsson
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    I’m excited to announce my newest cookbook! RED BEANS & FAMILY FAVORITES: Traditional Home Style Recipes and New Favorites!  34 of my favorite recipes that I love to cook for my family. In the cookbook you find recipes for: Apple Pork Chops BBQ Cherry Pork Ribs (crock pot) Cajun Meatballs Chicken Creole Chicken with Green Olives and Cranberries Cherry Topped Ham Steaks Creole Shake’n’Bake Cucumber Fire Salad Fried Chicken Garlic Butter Steak Garlic & Thyme Broiled Chicken Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pasta-Jambalaya Peppered Round Steak with Gravy Pizza Mac Casserole…
  • How Do You Red Bean, AL SUNSERI?

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    from Al Sunseri owns the oldest continually operating oyster dealer in the United States.  The P&J Oyster Company has been in business for over 138 years with an oyster shucking house that has been located in the French Quarter since 1921.  P&J’s has had the reputation of harvesting the freshest and highest quality of oysters in the business.  In fact, their oysters were used by Jules Alciatore in the 1880’s at Antoine’s Restaurant when they invented the famous Oysters Rockefeller. In the time that P&J has been in business, it has survived through…
  • COOKBOOK REVIEW: EAT DAT by Michael Murphy

    Eric Olsson
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    EAT DAT by Michael Murphy New Orleans: A Guide To The Unique Food Culture Of The Crescent City I know, I know, I say I’m going to do a cookbook review and this isn’t a cookbook.  You won’t find one single recipe in it.  However, it’s a food book.  And EAT DAT covers the New Orleans food scene by guiding you to the best places to eat in NOLA today. Author Michael Murphy profiles 250 restaurants from the French Quarter, Bywater & Marigny, the Treme, Mid-City & Bayou St. John, Garden District, Uptown and more.  He also includes a “Brief and (Mostly) Bona…
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    Non Veg Recipes

  • How to Cook Ginger Chicken

    Nitesh Singh
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Ingredients: Chicken cooked and cut : 500 grams Ginger chopped: 1 tbsp Dried mushrooms: 4  Soy sauce: 2 tbsp Chili Sauce:  1/2 tbsp Onion finely chopped: 1 Garlic clove crushed: 1  Vinegar: 2 tbsp Sugar: 1 tsp Tomato puree: 1 tsp Salt to taste Black pepper powder to taste Chicken stock 1 1/2 cups Oil: 1 tbsp Corn flour : 1 tbsp Image Source: Method:
  • Chicken Kathi Rolls

    Nitesh Singh
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Ingredients: Refined flour (maida) rotis 4 Boneless chicken breasts:  250 gm Ginger: 1/2 inch piece Garlic: 3 cloves Hung Curd:  4 tbsp Green chillies, chopped: 4  Salt to taste Cumin powder: 1 tsp Chaat masala: 1/2 tsp Onions, sliced: 2 medium Carrot, cut into thick strips: 1 medium Oil: 2 tablespoons Green chutney: 4 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, chopped:2 tbsp image source:
  • How to cook Chicken Saronno

    Nitesh Singh
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Ingredients: Chicken breasts, boned, skinned and halved: 6 Flour Butter or margarine:1/4 cup.  Fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced: 1/2 lb.  Amaretto di Saronno: 1/4 cup.  Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon Chicken broth: 1 1/2 cup.  Cornstarch: 1 tbsp.  Patty shells Salt Pepper: as required Garlic powder: as required Curry powder: as required Image Source: Method: Cut
  • How to Cook Chicken Pecan Quiche

    Nitesh Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Ingredients: Chicken, cooked and cooled: 2 cup. Chicken broth: 1/2 cup. Flour: 1 cup. Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded: 1 1/2 cup Chopped pecans: 3/4 cup. Coarse pepper: 1/4 tsp. Veg. oil: 1/3 cup. Eggs, beaten: 3 Sour cream: 8 oz. or 224 gm Mayonnaise: 1/4 cup. Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded: 1/2 cup. Onion, minced: 1/4 cup. Dillweed: 1/4 tsp. Pecans, chopped: 1/4 cup. Salt: 1/2 tsp.
  • How To Cook Chicken Enchiladas

    Nitesh Singh
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Ingredients: Chicken breasts, cooked and diced: 6 Cream cheese, softened: 8 oz. or 227 gm. Cream of chicken soup: 1 can Onion, chopped and sautéed in butter: 1 med. Green chilies, chopped: 5-7 Flour tortillas:1 medium pack. Cilantro: for garnishing. Water: 3/4 cup. Sour cream: 8 oz. or 227 gm. Cheddar cheese, shredded for topping Image Source: Method
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    In my house, we love chocolate chip cookies. But…although my mom gave me an amazing chocolate chip pudding cookie recipe, sometimes I’m not in the mood for scooping out cookies. Y’all have to admit, that as a dessert, cookies are pretty high-maintenance. So, when my boyfriend requested chocolate chip cookies for the millionth time last week, I decided to look for a bar form instead. Spread ‘em in a baking dish, pop ‘em in the oven, and spend your time doing something better than scooping yet another tray full of cookies. My kind of recipe. The recipe I found on…
  • Spinach Bacon Carbonara

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    I seriously never get sick of carbonara. This dish is not great for the diet, but it’s so good for the soul. There’s just something so right about the combination of the creamy egg sauce, the salty cheese, and the smokey bacon. I add spinach to mine so I get some veggies in there, and sometimes I’ll add a second protein as well – juicy chicken breast or large, sweet shrimp, or even thin slices of beef. It’s kind of like this one-pot Italian pasta dish – you can add ingredients to make it their own. No one really knows who “invented” carbonara,…
  • Gold Peak Coffee: A Warm #SipofHome for This Pennsylvanian

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Recently, I got the opportunity work with Gold Peak Coffee on this sponsored post, which means that I was able to try Gold Peak Coffee, formerly Georgia Coffee. Yum! And doing so reminded my of holidays in Pennsylvania. When I was younger, coffee was really special. I actually didn’t drink it often until a few years ago. But I would drink it around the holidays. Around the holidays, my grandma always come over to my mom’s house for a cookie-making-palooza. They make dozens of cookies every year – enough to cover an entire table and then some! And of course, my pap always…
  • Caramel Apple Cookies

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Okay, time for a truth bomb: While we love pumpkin here on The PinterTest Kitchen (so much we did an entire pumpkin recipe round-up last year), that is not the top flavor of fall for me. In fact, I put it third on the list, behind my two favorites, tied for first place: apple and chai. Go out and yet’cha a chai latte, because this recipe is all about the apples! Caramel apples, to be exact. In cooking form, no less. Say goodbye to the mess and hello to a quick and easy cookie guaranteed to have your family begging you for a double batch! Originally, I found this recipe because I had…
  • Ultimate S’mores Dessert

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Just a really quick post for today, Pinter-Testers! I sent out the above picture on Instagram and Facebook the other day, and one of my friends said that it was the most delicious picture I’ve ever taken! I have to agree – but the picture is nothing compared to the real thing! I told my friend that it was the s’mores dessert from Joe’s Crab Shack, and she lamented that there wasn’t a Joe’s Crab Shack anywhere near where she lives in the rural mountains of Pennsylvania. Even here, where we’re near the beach, you have to drive downtown to get this sweet…
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    Oak Recipes

  • Almond Blancmange

    Site Admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Method: In a large mortar or heavy bowl, pound the almonds as fine as possible, adding the water very gradually. … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Matcha Crepes with Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Tapioca Pearls with Sweet Coconut and Honeydew Quince Blancmange
  • Quince Blancmange

    Site Admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    Method: Put the quinces with the water into a stainless-steel, enameled or tin-lined saucepan, and simmer gently until they are… Read full recipe >> Related posts: Tapioca Pearls with Sweet Coconut and Honeydew Pot-au-Feu Meat Rolls in Potato Pastry
  • Gooseberry Huff

    Site Admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Method: Prepare a syrup with sugar and water, cooking it to the small-thread stage. Let the syrup get almost cold. … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Gooseberry Fool Tapioca Pearls with Sweet Coconut and Honeydew Apple Ginger Mint Iced Tea
  • Gooseberry Fool

    Site Admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Rhubarb fool is made in just the same way as gooseberry fool, but it needs an even larger proportion of … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Asian Pear Frozen Yogurt Boiled Beef Matcha Crepes with Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Apricot Whip with Madeira

    Site Admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Method: Place the apricots and their water in a saucepan. Add half of the sugar and additional water, if necessary, … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Apricot Sweet Chilli Sauce Asian Pear Frozen Yogurt Cultured Meat Balls
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  • Huevos Rancheros – Mexican Breakfast

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Huevos rancheros is an awesome Mexican breakfast meal that’s packed full of energy to kick your day off. There’s lots of ways to do cook huevos rancheros but this is my take on the popular recipe. I love a mixture of beans within the dish as it adds lot of different textures and gives the whole meal a little more substance. It’s also worth noting that this makes a great lunchtime snack as well as a breakfast dish, plus it keeps well for a few days in the fridge so you can just reheat any leftovers in the morning for breakfast. If you want, you can serve the huevos rancheros…
  • Italian Stuffed Aubergine

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Stuffed aubergines always look like they take a lot of skill to pull off but they’re actually really simple to put together. It’s also a really flexible meal to cook because you can fill them with pretty much anything you’ve got in the fridge. If you’re after a small, light meal then you could just go with a little cheese and tomato filling. If you’re looking for something more substantial then you could fill the aubergine with rice, quinoa or cous cous. Even if you’re not a huge fan of aubergine in other meals, you may like this – that’s…
  • Plum Frangipane Tart

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    The rich autumnal flavours of this tart make it perfect for any Autumn dinner parties you may be having. Stunning and fairly simple to make, this plum tart is mouth-wateringly good. I always prefer to make my own short crust pastry, but shop bought is fine if your low on time. If you are making your own pastry, you can adapt to suit you; I’ve used nutmeg, however cinnamon or orange zest would go equally well in this wonderful dessert. Plum Frangipane Tart Prep Time: 40 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Serves: 4 peopleServing Size: 301gCalories per serving: 915Fat…
  • Vegetarian Quesadillas with Cheese

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Quesadilla couldn’t be simpler to make and it tastes fantastic. I used to make quesadilla all the time when I was at university because it’s seriously cheap to make and you can often muster something up with very little ingredients. Within this recipe, I’ve kept things fairly similar because this is how I like it best. There’s a nice kick from the chillies and paprike, but also a rich sweetness coming from the peppers and tomatoes. I’d recommend frying your tortillas within a griddle pan, but a non-stick frying pan will work just as well if you’ve not got…
  • Mussels in Tomato and Chilli Sauce

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    When it comes to shellfish, mussels are definitely up there with my favourites. They’re quick and easy to cook and they have that beautiful strong seafood taste that I love. The first time I tried mussels with tomato and chilli, rather than the classic white wine and garlic sauce, was on holiday in Madeira with my family. The rich, deep sauce complimented the mussels beautifully and added a wonderful touch of spice. I’ve tried this recipe out a few times and I think I’ve finally perfected it. Serve with crusty white bread, so that you get every drop of the sauce! Mussels in Tomato and…
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    Spicely Organics - Recipes

  • Pumpkin Panna Cotta

    ila nguyen
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    This simple dessert is a perfect end to a big meal - flavorful yet light, and beautiful on a plate! It’s like pumpkin pie, but without the extra work to make pie crust (so it’s gluten-free!).If pumpkin is not your thing, the puree can be substituted with pureed sweet potatoes or butternut squash. PUMPKIN PANNA COTTA 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup pureed pumpkin 1/2 cup sugar 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1 tsp Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice Seasoning Garnish: Spiced Syrup, Chopped Nuts, Marshmallows In a large bowl, combine ½ cup of milk with…
  • Pear & Ras El Hanout Jam

    ila nguyen
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Last week we talked about combining spices and herbs with fruits to make exotic jams. Here’s a seasonal one that is easy to make and does not require pectin. Spread it on toast to jazz up your morning, add a dollop to your black tea to make Russian Tea, or add some to your baked goods! Make sure to preserve the jam so that you can enjoy it year round. PEAR AND RAS EL HANOUT JAM Makes 3 pints 6-8 cups peeled and chopped pears (about 5 lbs) 4 cups sugar juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp Organic Ras El Hanout Seasoning Combine fruit and…
  • National Mulled Cider Day

    ila nguyen
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    September 30th is Hot Mulled Cider Day – what a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of fall! Mulling is a very old technique that is used to infuse spice flavors to drinks like sweet wines and ciders. Most European countries have some sort of a rendition – British Wassail, Nordic Glögg, Germanic Glühwein, French Chaud Vin, Russian Glintwein... And the list keeps going on and on! The spice combination differs by region, but is usually some mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and/or citrus. While mulled drinks have been around since the Roman Ages, it became a holiday tradition after it…
  • Achiote Grilled Fish Tacos

    Melissa Lopez
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    Our achiote marinade gives these tasty grilled fish tacos a warm, earthy flavor. Dressed in our creamy chipotle dressing, they're unequaled. Serve these at your summer BBQ along with jicama sticks and our Spiced Guacamole. Achiote Grilled Fish Tacos serves 4 Marinade ¼ cup olive oil 2 tbsp organic achiote seasoning juice of 1 lime ½ tsp salt Dressing 1 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt) ½ cup adobo sauce 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tsp lime zest ¼ tsp organic cumin, ground ¼ tsp organic chili powder ½ tsp organic paprika, smoked salt and pepper, to taste Fish Tacos 1 ½ lbs tilapia 1 cup shredded…
  • Grilled & Spiced Peaches

    Melissa Lopez
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:40 am
    Peaches have no better home than on the grill. Tossing them over the flame intensifies their deep sweetness and natural juiciness, and adding a bit of spicy flavor on top of that makes for an incomparable summertime dessert. Just make sure to clean the grates extra well before tossing these (or any fruit) on the grill. And (as if it has to even be said) pair with vanilla ice cream to complete the treat. Grilled & Spiced Peaches serves 3-6 3 white peaches, cut in half and pitted 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted 2 tsp honey ½ tsp organic cake spice seasoning pinch of organic chili powder Preheat…
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    RasoiMenu - A Collection of Tasty Recipes For Foodies

  • 12 Tips to Consider in Diwali Snacks Making

    Kavita Parmar
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Diwali is almost here. Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated with lots of sweets and snacks. In current time you can easily get Diwali special snacks and sweets readymade from the market. But still many women prefer to make Diwali snacks at home. Today I am going to share tips for Diwali snacks preparation. Sometimes it happens that just because of small mistake all made snacks are become
  • Sweet Shakkar Para Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Shakkar para is a crispy sugar coated biscuits made from maida and milk. Shakkar para is a tea time snacks and it’s specially made for Diwali. Let learn how to make sweet shakkar para. Preparation Time: 15 MinutesCooking Time: 30 MinutesServings: 3 Persons Ingredients 2 cup maida 1 cup ghee 1 cup castor sugar 1 cup milk Oil for deep frying How To Cook? Step 1: In a bowl, add maida, ghee
  • Besan Sev Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sev is a Gram flour based deep fried savory which is made for Diwali celebrations. You can easily made besan sav at home, it’s very easy recipe. Let’s learn how to make besan sev in just few steps. Preparation Time: 15 MinuteCooking Time: 10 MinutesServings: 6-8 Persons Ingredients 2 ½ cups gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) A pinch of bicarbonate
  • Gujarati Snacks Pauva No Chevdo Recipe - Poha Chivda Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Pauva no chevdo or poha chivda is very easy and instant Guajarati snacks recipe. For Diwali celebrations, you can easily make Poha chivda at home. Here is the complete recipe for phova chivda, include it in your your Diwali snacks list and let’s make it. Preparation Time: 5 MinutesCooking Time: 15 MinutesServings: 3-4 Persons Ingredients 100 gm peanuts 2 tablespoon Aniseed Sugar as required
  • Mathri Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mathri is a crisp flour biscuits flavored with carom seeds. Mathri is a famous snacks recipe from north India, especially from Rajasthan. Mathri served with tea or you can have it as a snacks. Make mathris for Diwali and also can store it for 10-15 days in air-tight container. Preparation Time: 15 MinutesCooking Time: 15 MinutesServings: 4-6 Persons Ingredients 1 cup refined flour (maida) 1
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    I Eat Therefore I Cook

  • Baked Chicken Flautas

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Flautas don’t have to  be a greasy mess. Yes, greasy messes are quite delicious but not quite as healthy as these guys. Mix some rotisserie chicken with chiles and cheese. Add to flour tortillas and make the sauce. The key here is to make sure to pickle to onions. Pickled onions are not just for hipsters. These are quick and effortless to make. Throw some queso fresco on top and enjoy. Add the chicken, chiles and cheese to the flour tortillas. Roll tightly and put two flautas next to each other. Add toothpicks onto either side. Spray baking sheet with olive oil spray. Place flautas on…
  • Roasted Avocado Salsa

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This dip takes classic flavors and turns them on their heads. The roasted veggies give the salsa a slightly smoky flavor while still maintaining its creaminess. This would be great for a party or just sitting by yourself eating a whole bowl (I won’t tell, I promise). I used this as a side to one of my many Mexican inspired dishes. The key is to let it sit for a few hours in the fridge to let the flavors blend. Place all ingredients on a baking sheet. Roast avocados till then are slightly browned. Dice avocado in the skins. Add the corn, tomatoes, lime and cilantro. Roasted Avocado Salsa…
  • Short Rib & Barley Soup

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    This is a real “stick to your ribs” kind of soup. I usually eat about half a bowl and am super full.  It is so comforting and perfect for fall. The basis for this recipes comes from my grandma (Hi Grandma!) as she used to make this for us quite a bit as a kid. I loved it so much that I decided that I had to share it with all of my lovely readers. It seems like it takes a long times to cook, but most of the time is just letting the soup simmer. There really is not a whole lot of “hands-on” cooking time. I made this on a busy weekday and you can too. Enjoy! Brown short…
  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    So if you took a chocolate chip cookie and a pumpkin muffin and mixed them together, you would have these bars. And yes they are egg less, which sprung more out of necessity than planning. You all know what I am talking about. The moment where you realize your ran out of eggs, and there is no way you are running out to get some more. But even egg less, these are so good. I think we ate most of them in one sitting. Grab some fresh out of the oven and a big glass of milk and you have heaven on a plate. The pumpkin spice flavor mixes with the chocolate chips for some great eats. Make the batter.
  • Salmon Tostada Salad

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    The salmon just keeps on coming. It has been so cheap lately that I have had to contemplate “how can I use all this salmon?” Seriously. First world problems. But it has lead me to be a bit creative with my salmon. This is a fresh take on a tostada that takes out all the heaviness and grease and replaces it with healthy omega-3s and fiber. Eat this a couple of nights and watch how healthy your skin becomes. Add green chilies and salsa on top of a fillet of salmon. Make a foil packet and place in oven. Make avocado cream, get out lettuce, cheese, cilantro, salsa. Bake tortillas in…
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  • Restaurant style peas masala recipe | Peas masala recipe | Side dish for roti

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Restaurant style peas masala is an absolute culinary delight for peas lovers. Very flavorful,tasty and creamy gravy despite the fact this recipes needs no cream. No fancy ingredients,not much of work yet a very much restaurant style dish that everyone would love. This peas masala recipe is my to go one when fresh peas is in abundance. I have tasted peas masala many times in restaurants and wondered how it is so creamy without the distinct flavor of cream,did I mention I really don’t care for cream in spicy gravies,cream added to a dessert or in cake is absolutely fine but if it is in…
  • 10 recipe ideas to use leftover rice | Recipes with leftover rice

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    10 recipe ideas to use leftover rice … This post has been in pipeline for quiet some time,I should rather say a few months. When I blogged about 10 foods that toddlers will actually eat, I was really surprised by the response and the number of re tweets that particular post received,along with also came many requests for such compiled list posts. I had a bunch of readers email me asking the same thing-how to use up leftover rice and that is quite natural,rice being our staple food and cooked everyday,we will definitely have some leftover rice one day or the other. We would have cooked…
  • Sabudana upma recipe | Javvarisi upma recipe

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Let me begin this post with a disclaimer,this sabudana upma recipe is NOT the traditional sabudana kichadi from Maharashtra. Sabudana/sago/javvarisi is not something we oftenuse in our far as I can recall I have eaten javvarisi vadam and javvarisi payasam that’s all,but once I tried sabudana vada,I was all hooked to the taste and I was keen on trying more recipes with javvarisi. I came to know that sago kichadi is also a very popular dish eaten during fasting just like sabudana vada and the other day I soaked some sago for making kichadi but I started craving for some spicy…
  • Onion tomato chutney recipe | Easy side dish recipes

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Hello :), hope you all had great Diwali :). Back to blogging after a short break and today’s featured recipe is an easy one. Onion tomato chutney recipe is a very versatile and easy to make chutney during rushed morning hours. It is the different types of chutneys that makes idly or dosa more appealing and tasty during breakfast. Though coconut chutney is what most of the people like,I always love tomato chutney and make it with different combinations. This onion tomato chutney is a very very flavorful and tasty chutney that you will forget the number of idlys you have eaten :). The…
  • Chocolate sandesh recipe | Easy diwali sweet recipe

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Chocolate sandesh recipe is a chocolatey twist to the very famous Bengali sweet sandesh. As most of you must be knowing West Bengal is very popular for its delicious array of sweets always reffred as Bengali sweets,these are mostly sweets prepared from fresh chenna (Paneer). Rasgulla,rasmalai,sandesh,chum chum are a few to name. I love rasgulla and often prepare it at home,I have seen sandesh in sweet shops but I never bought them,last week I saw this recipe for chocolate sandesh in a magazine.,it was actually a stuffed sandesh,but I just took the chocolate part and made chocolate sandesh.
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    The Low Fat Chick | Healthy, Low Fat Recipes

  • Hearty Paella…A Spanish Favorite

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I went to Spain a few years ago and had the pleasure of visiting three cities. Everywhere I went there was Paella, especially at the market in Madrid. When I think back on that trip, it was one of the best culinary adventures I ever had. So, I learned how to make Paella. My cousin […]
  • Quick & Easy: Rosemary Cheddar Muffin Biscuits

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

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

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

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

  • Adam silly mocktail

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Mocktail Ingredients: Caramalized sugar Peach syrup Cherries Cranberry juice Preparation: Muddle caramalized sugar and peach syrup in a tall glass. Add crushed ice to the glass. Add two cherries and fill the glass with cranberry juice. Garnish and serve. Recipe Video: The post Adam silly mocktail appeared first on Food Recipes.
  • Udipi Sambar

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Udipi Sambar Ingredients: Brinjal – 250 gm Bottle Gourd – 200 gm Carrot – 200 gm Drumstick – 2 Shallots – 200 gm Tomato – 250 gm Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Cooked Toor Dal – 100 gm Tamarind puree – 1/2 cup Jaggery – 2 tsp Water For Masala paste: Chana dal – 2 tsp Urad dal – 2 tsp Fenugreek – 1/4 tsp Coriander seeds – 3 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Red chilli – 6 A pinch of Asafoetida powder Grated fresh Coconut – 2 tbsp For Tempering: Coconut oil – 2 tsp Mustard seeds –…
  • Coconut Poli

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Coconut Poli Ingredients: For Dough All purpose flour – 1 cup A pinch of Salt Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Water – 1 cup Coconut oil – 1 tsp For Filling A little Water Jaggery – 1 cup Grated fresh Coconut – 1 cup A few Cardamom pods Ghee Preparation: In a wide bowl add All purpose flour, salt, turmeric powder and water gradually while knead it. Once dough is ready, add coconut oil, gently rub into the dough, its gonna make it little more softer and smoother, just knead it little. Keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Grind the grated fresh coconut without adding…
  • Kakrar Bhaja (Bengali Crab fry)

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Kakrar Bhaja (Bengali Crab fry) Ingredients: Crab – 250 gm Ginger & garlic paste – 2 tsp Coriander powder – 2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Chilli powder – 2 tsp Besan flour – 50 gm Rice flour – 50 gm A few Coriander leaves Salt to taste Oil for frying Kakrar Bhaja (Bengali Crab fry) Preparation: Mix all the ingredients and marinate for an hour. Fry the crab, until it’s golden brown & crisp. Recipe Video: The post Kakrar Bhaja (Bengali Crab fry) appeared first on Food Recipes.
  • Dahi Arbi

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Dahi Arbi Ingredients Cooked Colocasia – 250 gm Carom seeds – 1 tsp A pinch of Asafeotedia powder Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Chilli powder – 2 to 3 tsp Coriander powder – 2 tsp Salt to taste Curd – 1/2 cup Oil – 2 tbsp Preparation: Wash and pressure cook the Colocasia. Once it is cooked, let it cool down, peel the skin & chop it. Heat oil in a pan, add Carom seeds, Asafeotedia powder, Turmeric powder, Chilli powder, Coriander powder & salt. Mix all the ingredients gently. Add Cooked Colocasia, Mix well. Fry the Colocasia in the spicy powder…
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  • 4 Very French Recipes from Mimi Thorisson

    Charlotte Greenbaum
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    All week long, Mimi Thorisson -- the blogger behind the beautiful blog Manger -- has been sharing recipes and stories from her new book, A Kitchen in France. Follow along to win a book + a bundle of Staub cookware each day, so you can pretend like you also live in the French countryside. Today: We look back on a week's worth of French food from Mimi Thorisson -- it's the next best thing to a week in a château.  All week long, Mimi Thorisson has tempted us with recipes from her new book A Kitchen in France -- like Potatoes a la Lyonnaise,…
  • 8 Food Blog Links We Love

    Lauren Kodiak
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it. Happy Halloween! Once you've had your fill of fun-sized candy bars, turn your attention to more sophisticated sweets, like cupcakes with dark chocolate créme fraîche frosting, pumpkin-pistachio bundt cake, and sticky buns with caramelized apples and coconut. And for those who are still kids at heart, you can always make a Totoro cake or pancakes. Prepare your sweet tooth, then read these links.
  • 15 Recipes for Staying in on Halloween

    Sarah Jampel
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    There's nothing like Halloween to make you feel old and washed-up. Because as much as your inner child wants to be outside collecting candy like it's your birthright, if you're over 20 and you follow social norms, you're trapped at home or at a lame party. And this confinement makes you shake your fist at all the rascals wreaking havoc, ringing your doorbell, and making your dog bark uncontrollably. So how can you avoid hating Halloween? Invite some friends over (costumes optional), put on Hocus Pocus, and make a couple of festive recipes that will remind…
  • What to Do with an Overload of Potatoes

    Alexandra Stafford
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Winter is coming and we're serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks shows us how to store, prep, and make the most of it, without wasting a scrap.  Today: Too often overlooked in a world of more beautiful vegetables, potatoes deserve to be shown off, starting with this Rösti. Grate. Press. Fry. Flip. Fry. Making potato rösti sounded simple enough. It turns out that peeking under an 8-inch wide potato pancake isn’t so easy. And flipping it is another story altogether. Two too many…
  • Put a Filter on It: Genius Recipes

    Sarah Jampel
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's no secret -- we love a good 'gram. Here, we'll be posting our favorite Instagrams from the food world, on a different theme each week. Today, we're having a stroke of Genius Recipes.  The bad news: You'll have to wait until April to get a copy of Genius Recipes, the cookbook that Executive Editor Kristen Miglore has been working tirelessly on.  The good news: Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to preorder one on Provisions! And while that's not as good as having the physical version to cradle like a newborn, you will get 3 exclusive recipe cards to tide…
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  • Moroccan Lentil Soup

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Moroccan lentil soup is a super easy, quick, delicious and healthy soup that is just perfect for those cold winter nights. This is also a great dish to serve your family if you are on a budget while still enjoying a very nutritious meal. Growing up my mom used to make us this lentil soup […] The post Moroccan Lentil Soup appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Fried Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Amir loves grilled cheese sandwich and eggs. When I combine the two and make him this fried egg grilled cheese sandwich, he is in heaven.  It is the perfect comfort food breakfast. I don’t make it all the time though, it can be a bit heavy thanks to all the cheese, butter and eggs. It’s […] The post Fried Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Angel Hair Pasta With Creamy Tomato Meat Sauce

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    I like to make pasta once a week. It’s an easy and quick dish you can whip in less than an hour, yet you and your family will still be eating a delicious, hearty and comforting meal. I used to use jarred marinara and mix it with Alfredo sauce. It tasted pretty good, but I […] The post Angel Hair Pasta With Creamy Tomato Meat Sauce appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Lemon Pound Cake

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Lemon Pound Cake is another one of my favorite cakes to have with my afternoon coffee. It is so refreshing and more importantly, really easy to make. I make this lemon pound cake with plain yogurt just like my other cakes so I don’t have to use as much butter. The cake itself is pretty […] The post Lemon Pound Cake appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Baked Mac and Cheese

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Baked Mac and Cheese is my kids’ favorite dinner. They could probably have it everyday if I let them. Amir has been telling me that I make the best mac and cheese and that I had to share it on the blog so that other moms can make it for their kids. He also tells […] The post Baked Mac and Cheese appeared first on Tajoon.
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  • Parsley Tuna Salad

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’m always on the look out for new ideas for creating that perfect mix of ingredients that really make a salad exciting. My recent obsession with using fresh herbs inspired this one, which is truly tasty. The refreshing combination of fresh flat-leaf parsley, cool mint, red sweet pointed pepper, crunchy celery, red onion, and chunky tuna tossed with an ever-so-vibrant tangy lemon dressing with salty capers and anchovies is nonething less than tasty. This parsley tuna salad is so simple, so delicious. Packed with an array of flavors and loads of vitamins, this is a fantastically quick salad…
  • Using Fresh Parsley

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    For me there’s nothing more delicious than a beautifully prepared meal using simple, high quality, fresh ingredients. This includes glorious fresh herbs, in all their light, clean, fresh glory. As the mainstay of the culinary herb world, no kitchen should be without fresh parsley. It’s mild, savory, slightly peppery and grassy flavor goes with just about every dish you cook and still allows the flavors of other ingredients to come through. It’s also great for adding a burst of color and freshness to any dish when added at the end of cooking. Plus, it’s one of the herbs that is ,…
  • Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Capers in a White Wine Sauce

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    This dish is delicious and quick to prepare, requiring only a few ingredients, making it the perfect mid-week meal. And one that remains impressive enough for a spontaneous dinner invitation. The subtle saltiness of the capers and smoked salmon will keep you coming back for more! This paghetti with smoked salmon and capers in a white wine sauce is actually my go-to pasta dish. It’s super speedy to pull together and tastes fantastic. I have been making this one at least once a month for years now. It’s also perfect for when you are looking to make a meal for one and don’t…
  • Amazing Health Benefits of Apples

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Apples are incredibly delicious, are amazing cooking ingredients and also have many amazing benefits—some of which you may not even be aware! Though, if you want to fully benefit from all an apples health, don’t peel it. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel. Organic apples don’t cost an arm and a leg, and are a great snack. Or rock out the frugal food scene by picking your own apples or buying bulk. No organic? Peel your apples. More pesticides are found on apples than any other fruit or vegetable. Yes, they are number one of the “dirty…
  • Nothing Says Fall Like Apple Picking

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Here in Germany, nothing says fall like apple picking. Tangy apples are the essence of autumn. When thinking about this beautiful season, we decided to take a drive out to the Old Land (Altes Land), Germany’s largest continuous region of fruit orchards, south-west of Hamburg. And wow are we ever rolling in apples now! We went apple picking and brought home a whopping 25 kilograms! Picking apples goes so quickly. Amazingly fast. Overwhelmed with enthusiasm, we never imagined we would pick so many. Yes, an impossible amount to munch your way through, no matter how enthusiastic of an…
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    Behind The Blue » Recipes

  • Drink Your Pumpkin Pie! Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

    Aiyana Baida
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    When fall comes around, my world becomes a pumpkin wond […] The post Drink Your Pumpkin Pie! Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Pie Smoothie appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • The Art of Making Pumpkin Pie

    Marie Hickman
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Nothing evokes autumn like the taste of pumpkin. Now th […] The post The Art of Making Pumpkin Pie appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Old Fashioned Barbecue Sauce

    Marie Hickman
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This delicious BBQ sauce can be used to baste ribs, mea […] The post Old Fashioned Barbecue Sauce appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Soy-Dijon Grilled Salmon

    Yoly Mason
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Although we love to grill year-round, there’s not […] The post Soy-Dijon Grilled Salmon appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Mango-Avocado Salsa

    Marie Hickman
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    A perfect companion to savory, hot barbecued meats is t […] The post Mango-Avocado Salsa appeared first on Behind The Blue.
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    Musings from the other side

  • Bo Kho - Vietnamese Spicy Beef Stew

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    The first time I had Bo Kho was at a Vietnamese restaurant called Far East Cuisine at a strip mall in Tallahassee. I kept going back again and again to that restaurant just for their Bo Kho. I am sure they had other things on their menu, and I might have even tried a few over the years but their Bo Kho was love at first bite. Bo Kho is Pho's distant spicy, stewy cousin flavored with ginger, star anise and lemongrass. I haven't found it on the menu at any of Vietnamese restaurants I have frequented here in NZ, which is such a shame! I have decided to try and recreate the magic by turning to…
  • Roasted Bell Pepper and Tomato Soup with Black Pepper and Rosemary

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Do you ever feel like your body needs some TLC in the form of nourishing food after a business trip?I have been eating out every single day this past week because I was away for work. I had disappointing Mexican food, disappointing Italian food, disappointing Chinese food, disappointing kebabs, disappointing Malaysian food and disappointing peri peri. I think I have managed to convey the theme - Disappointing. Step up your game Auckland!  I couldn't wait to get back home and nourish my body with healthy home cooked goodness. The long weekend couldn't have come at a better time. With the…
  • Abraham's Bolivian Hot Chocolate

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
    The weather has been playing ping pong lately. Warm days followed by chilly nights. I am still getting used to the weather in New Zealand. Definitely a change from the long hot and humid Florida summers. This hot chocolate recipe is one that will warm your soul on those chilly in-between nights. One of our friends, Abraham, makes this deliciously spiced hot chocolate using cacao from Bolivia, which is to die for.  I always demand request a cup when we visit him and his beautiful family. And he always graciously makes some. This is his recipe, except I have used Whittaker's dark chocolate…
  • 17 Essential Indian Spices

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Are you new to Indian cooking and feel overwhelmed by the long list of ingredients in a typical recipe? Overwhelmed by the vast array of spices at any Indian grocer? Not sure where to start and what it is for? This list will help you take the mystery out of what you need to start with. This list only includes the absolute essential spices that make a great start to an Indian pantry: 1) Turmeric (Haldi)Turmeric, in its dried powdered form is ubiquitous in Indian cooking. It is one of those spices that we add in our dishes without giving it a whole lot of thought. It goes in…
  • Chingri Machher Malai Curry

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Chingri Machher Malai Curry is one of those iconic Bengali dishes that needs no introduction. But to the uninitiated, it is a dish of prawns or shrimp cooked in a rich coconut curry. It is an absolute favorite and a sinfully indulgent dish. Ideally cooked using the largest possible shrimp you can find in the market, cleaned but with the heads and tails on.  When my grandmom, mom and aunts cook it, they spend an eternity coring the coconut and squeezing the milk out. The flavor of the dish when cooked this way is off the charts. Sometimes in life though, we settle for second…
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    The Eat More Food Project

  • Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Ham

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    It’s a super special Halloween edition! Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love all the scary movies, the creepy ghost stories, seeing teeny tiny kids dressed up in costumes. Love it! Instead of candy or a dessert, why not whip up a unique pumpkin soup for your Halloween soirée? This version is grown and sexy. What makes it grown and sexy? This guy… COGNAC. It adds so much more flavor than the traditional white wine. Gather together: 1 onion, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp dried rubbed sage 1 tbsp ground ginger 1/4 cup of Cognac 28oz can of pumpkin puree 4…
  • Orange Balsamic Chicken Tenders

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    My college friend Cheryl posted something the other day on Facebook about a snack of cucumbers in orange-balsamic vinegar. You can buy it online, but I didn’t want to wait for shipping, so I started coming up with ways I could incorporate those flavors into a quick, light dinner or appetizer. The sauce is an adaptation from Martha Holmberg’s Modern Sauces. Using chicken tenderloins means the dish cooks in record time – just a quick boil to reduce the balsamic vinegar mix and cook the chicken and then a quick swirl of butter to complete the sauce. I made this at the end of a 10-hour…
  • Spinach Ricotta Pimento Pie

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The whole of my mid-twenties was an emotional roller coaster. I met a really nice lady on a message board who was so calm and wise and full of advice. So much so that I still have everything she ever wrote to me! We lost touch, but I was looking through those notes the other day for some guidance and inspiration and I found this recipe. I’ve removed the whole wheat pie crust and added some onions, but otherwise the recipe is hers. A warm and comforting dish from a warm and comforting woman. According to my husband, this is the best thing I’ve ever made. Get together: • 1 lb bag…
  • Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage and French Onion Cream Sauce

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I think it’s time we come together as a nation, as a people, as ONE… and stop telling the lie that spaghetti squash tastes like spaghetti. It has many a good quality, but tasting like pasta is not one of them. Let’s own that. Spaghetti squash tastes very faintly like a mix of yellow summer squash and butternut squash. Other than that, the most memorable thing about spaghetti squash is that it feels like angel hair spaghetti in your mouth because of the strands. It doesn’t taste like it, it just feels like it. In any event, the star of this particular dish is THE…
  • Dijon Ham and Egg Cups

    6 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I usually get up super early in the morning. I don’t really like sleeping and when I have a couple of hours downtime in the morning, the rest of the day just seems less stressful. Even though I’m usually up, it’s still a struggle to actually make and eat breakfast. Sometimes I’m just not hungry or sometimes I don’t want to be standing at the stove or doing dishes, you know? Maybe I should stop trying to push myself to eat breakfast. Does anyone have any experience with Intermittent Fasting? (Click here for Nerd Fitness’s Beginner’s Guide to…
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    Sian's Magazine

  • Easy Weekly Family Meal Plan

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Friday November the 7th is National Healthy Eating Day in the USA and as some of the team are out there at the minute I thought I would dedicate this weeks plan to a very worthy day.
  • 5 Mistakes Parents Are Making and How to Solve Them!

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If I was to have my ‘cooking dinner’ time over again with children, there are lots of things I would do different. Each stage of a child’s food education and development is special and this includes discovering good food, cultivating exciting palates, appropriate size portions, cultivating a healthy attitude to food, fostering an interest in the preparation of food and connecting with the source of food. Research also shows that getting it right at mealtimes also provide a bucketful of opportunities for children to learn other skills as simple as holding a knife and fork, to doing well…
  • Why Eating In Is Better Than Eating Out

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I love eating out; someone else doing the work for me, a chance to try some new dishes and an opportunity to be spoilt for a couple of hours. What’s not to love? But do you know what? Sometime it just pisses me off and here’s why:The BillIt’s not so much the quantum of the bill that upsets me (though it often racks up before you know it), but just its very existence and the politics involved. I was lucky to travel for an extended period of time a few years ago and it meant that pretty much every meal for 7 months was eaten in a cafe/bar/restaurant/paid establishment of some description.
  • 10 Healthy Foods That Are Better To Make Than Buy

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    If it says healthy, whole grain, natural or even gluten free’ on the pack, it is often enough to convince hungry, time poor shoppers to buy, without checking the price or reading the small print blurb on the wrapper. Giving into these marketing ploys isn’t good for your pocket and, surprisingly often, is not so good for your health!Check out the list of the 10 most ‘healthy’ convenience foods, you would be better making from scratch.1. PorridgeAs we all know, porridge is one of the best ways to start the morning, but as there are a number of different types of porridge, do they all…
  • Make it Fresh – Meal Plan

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    There's two rules I use for eating healthily. 1. Cook from scratch using good quality ingredients and 2. .....
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    Chef Masterclasses

  • Tour the De Bortoli Cheese Room

    Chef Masterclasses
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Join us as we take a tour of the amazing Cheese Room at the De Bortoli Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley.
  • Adam Mead’s Perfect Cheese Platter

    Chef Masterclasses
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Chef Adam Mead from De Bortoli in the Yarra Valley shows us how to put together the perfect cheese platter, matched with sparkling wine. Pin It
  • Leanne De Bortoli Talks Rococo Premium Cuvee

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Our friends at De Bortoli Wines have recently launched a new sparkling just in time for Spring; Rococo Premium Cuvee.  Now in actual fact, it is not NEW, new. But it’s a new take on this fabulous sparkling wine.
  • Bread and Butter Pudding with Currants

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup currants juice and zest of one orange 3 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup cream ¼ cup caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped ½ tsp ground cinnamon 6 slices of day old white bread 40g unsalted butter softened, plus extra for greasing 1 tbs demerara sugar METHOD Preheat oven to 170c fan forced Heat the orange juice gently in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add the currants, set aside to cool. Combine the eggs, milk, cream, caster sugar, orange zest, vanilla seeds and cinnamon in a jug. Whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside. Spread both sides of bread slices…
  • Kingfish Carpaccio with Blood Orange, Fennel & White Anchovies

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    INGREDIENTS 400gm fillet Kingfish 400gm castor sugar 400gm sea salt Zest of one lemon Zest of one orange 2 fennel Segments from two blood orange 100gm watercress 50gm white anchovies Lemon juice Extra virgin olive oil METHOD Combine the sugar, salt, lemon zest, orange zest and the juice of the lemon together. Place a small amount in an even layer on the bottom of a tray. Place the kingfish on the curing mix and cover with the rest of the mix. Cover with cling film and transfer to a fridge for three hours. Remove the kingfish from the curing mix and rinse under cold water. Dry with paper towel…
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    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    So maybe I have a slight chocolate addiction.. I’ve only just realised nearly all of my sweet recipes are chocolate based! As chocolate is my favourite food, the recipes I enjoy creating most are ones using cocoa or cacao powder. Somedays you really want some chocolate, but know what you really need is something a little bit healthier. This recipe is perfect for that. I combined simple ingredients of nuts, dried fruit, coconut oil and cocoa powder to create these raw brownie squares. This way, you can enjoy something that’s healthy but still gives you that cocoa hit to satisfy…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    My mood always feels instantly uplifted as soon as I see a huge stack of pancakes on my plate. So is there any greater way to start your day than with these light and crisp buckwheat pancakes? Before I started making my own pancakes with gluten free flour, I always had low expectations of how they would turn out. I can gladly say that I’ve proved myself wrong. If you ever have a gluten free guest, or are gluten free yourself, you could so easily whip up this batch of pancakes and realise that they are just as good as any kind made using standard wheat flour! In my opinion, many of us…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    I’m beginning to really dislike the hour change. Already I was struggling to cope with the darkness creeping in earlier in the day, but now it’s pitch black outside by 5pm. I much prefer the summer months when it stays light all evening! The only things that keeps me going through this time of year are the kind of recipes like I made today. This sweet potato and walnut chilli is full of spice and flavour, and the dish provides nice levels of contrast. The two particular contrasting elements I’m fond of in this meal is the difference between the sweetness of the sweet potato,…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    I’ve been thinking about creating some falafels quite a lot recently, as I haven’t had them in so long that I’d almost forgotten how good they taste. I love the subtle spices and soft, slightly crumbly texture they have when you bite into them. After doing some planning and realising I was all out of chickpeas in my house, I decided to create a different dish. I was still so inspired by the texture and taste of a falafel, that I decided to incorporate some of the original flavours in this recipe. When realising that the only legumes left in my kitchen  were aduki beans, I…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    I find that when it comes to roasting vegetables, we mostly tend to focus on potatoes. Although we all know that roast potatoes are delicious, roasting other vegetables as well, can taste amazing, and be a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your meal. With this recipe, I focused on root vegetables as their flavours always manage to complement each other. I combined a baking potato with a carrot, parsnip and beetroots to make a delicious selection of vegetables. I then added a mixture of my favourite herbs to add a nice depth of flavour. Before, I would normally use whatever oil I…
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    breakfast for kids - good recipes and ideas

  • Cheese Omelet

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    We love omelets with almost anything. See below for some ideas. 4 large eggs 1/2 tablespoons cold water 2 pinches of kosher salt Pinch of freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or unsalted butter 1/2cup shredded (packed) cheese of your choice, such as Cheddar, Swiss, or Monterey Jack (2 ounces) 1.Combine the eggs, water, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; beat with a fork until well blended. 2.Add the oil to a 9-inch well- seasoned cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the eggs and cook, scrambling constantly with a fork, a silicone spatula, or a…
  • Skillet Whole-wheat Pita

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    These tender flat breads for breakfast for kids  are nothing like the usual dried-out thin storebought variety made of white flour. If this is your first time making bread, this is a great recipe to try. It was inspired by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Daguid, who wrote Flatbreads and Flavors.The breads cook quickly in a castiron skillet on top of the stove; the kids will love kneading the dough and then watching the small breads puff. The dough will keep for days in the refrigerator, so you can bake the flatbreads all at once or as you need them over a four- day period. 1/2 cups warm water…
  • Daily nutritional guidlines

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    what to feed your kids and why           scalling the food pyramid       There’s a reason why kids have to be in their late teens to vote, drink, or drive. It isn’t until then that they’ve gained some measure of maturity or self- discipline. That need for good judgment also applies to their nutritional choices. Just as we would never leave a six-year- old unsupervised with a kitchen knife, nor should we leave him with a cupboard packed with candy. Kids of all ages need some healthy eating guidance to ensure that they are getting a nutritious diet. This book will help you help…
  • Belgian Waffles

    2 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    These yeasted waffles are light, crispy on the outside, and slightly gooey (not cakey) on the inside. Although they take a little bit of planning, they are heavenly. Serve with warmed pure maple syrup. If you don’t have a Belgian waffle iron (see Cooks’ Note), use a regular iron, which will only result in thinner waffles. 1/2 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F) 2 tea spoons sugar One 1/4 -ounce packet active dry yeast 2 cups whole milk 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose fl our 2/3 cup whole-wheat fl our 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 large eggs, at room temperature…
  • Protein Power Pancakes

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    These are a healthy modification of a recipe Tanya’s friend Laura used to whip up after a late night of dancing. Serve these tender and delicious pancakes with warm pure maple syrup, a teaspoon of yogurt or sour cream sprinkled with sugar, or a dab of your favorite jam. 2 large eggs 3/4 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 cup whole milk ricotta, preferably organic 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose fl our 1/3 cup whole-wheat fl our 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 1.Place the whole eggs (in the shell) in…
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    Recipes, Easy and Healthy

  • Pork Loin Stew with Beer

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Pork Loin Stew with Beer recipe is a delicious recipe and it won’t be a hassle to prepare it. It’s quick and easy! Ingredients: 1 can of mushrooms (optional) 28 ounces (800 grams) pork loin 1 wheat beer (small) Salt and pepper to your taste 52 ounces (1.5 kilos) small potatoes 3 small onions 1 […]The post Pork Loin Stew with Beer appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Duchess Apples

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    This is a great way of cooking your apples! It’s quick, easy and delicious! Ingredients: 4 big apples 12 ounces (350 grams) flour 12 ounces (350 grams) sugar 4 eggs 16.5 fl.oz (0.5 litres) milk 2 tablespoons margarine 2 teaspoons yeast Margarine to grease the baking pan How to make Duchess Apples Start by peeling […]The post Duchess Apples appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Chocolate Muffin

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Children will love the chocolate muffins you’ll get with this recipe! They’re the ideal solution for your children’s or afternoon tea! Ingredients: 3.5 ounces (100 grams) margarine 3 eggs 7 ounces (200 grams) sugar 2 or 3 teacups milk 1 or 2 teacups cocoa 6 ounces (175 grams) flour 1 tablespoon yeast 1 or two […]The post Chocolate Muffin appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Chicken Curry

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    Those who appreciate the flavour of eastern cuisine, will certainly enjoy this chicken curry. Ingredients: 1 chicken – it should weigh at least 42 ounces (1.2 kilos) 1.65 fl.oz (0.5 deciliters) olive oil 1 chopped onion 2 tablespoons filled with curry powder 1 tablespoon tomato pulp 13.2 fl.oz (4 deciliters) coconut milk 1 reinette apple […]The post Chicken Curry appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Valencian Rice

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    This is a traditional Valencian Rice recipe! It will be hard not to like it! Ingredients: 1 chicken 7 ounces (200 grams) pork 3.5 ounces (100 grams) beef 7 ounces (200 grams) squid 17 ounces (500 grams) clams 3.5 ounces (100 grams) ham 5 ounces (150 grams) shrimp 8.8 ounces (250 grams) pees 17 ounces […]The post Valencian Rice appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
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    Marie's Cravings

  • 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…
  • Green Tea Cupcakes

    11 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    I started to develop a taste for green tea when I discovered the wonders of salmon sashimi. And when I’m spending a good chunk of my monthly pay check on a few slivers of fish, admittedly extremely good fish air-flown across the South China Sea, I’d think twice before forking out even more money for a fancy drink. Which is why I always order good ol’ regular green tea. I find green tea a hugely satisfying beverage whether ordered hot or cold. It doesn’t break the bank and I sure ain’t complaining about the health benefits. Definitely an added plus in my book. So when a good friend…
  • Batik Cake

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Batik cake was a childhood favorite of mine. I remember visiting friends and relatives during celebrations and at least one or two of the house we visited would definitely serve batik cake. Looking back at the time, I had no idea it was made of chocolate. To me, all that mattered was that it was delicious and plentiful. Imagine the mind-blow when I first found out. So that’s why it’s so good. I did know that it was made of Marie biscuits though and I thought it was pretty cool that something so delicious contained a biscuit named after yours truly. At least, I like to think of it that…
  • Easy Homemade Pizza Crust

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Still riding on the sugar high from my cinnamon rolls, I was raring to make something else with yeast. There’s just something about being elbow-deep in flour working that bread dough I find quite magical. Perhaps it’s seeing the combination of simple ingredients transforming into a product that looks nothing like what it’s made of. Or maybe it’s the fluffiliciousness you get from freshly baked breadOr that delightful smell. I contemplated making cinnamon rolls again, but I figured it would be best, health-wise at least, if I stayed away from anything…
  • Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    I was watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty last weekend when there was a scene where 2 men (I’m not gonna say who lest any of you haven’t seen it) sat down at the airport to eat their cinnamon rolls. My brother who was also watching with me – despite sweating out a high fever – suddenly turned to me and said, “Bi, that’s what I want. We need a Cinnabon in Miri.” I was caught off guard because those were the first few words he had spoken with such clarity since he got sick. To think that the mere sight of a Cinnabon could work through the fog…
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    Yummy Indian Kitchen

  • Mince Meat Recipe,Hyderabadi Kheema Curry

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Kheema/mince meat which is hindi terminology for mince meat in which the meat is chopped finely to get kheema. This kheema is a hyderabadi special dish and  is made very easily and turns out as a tasty dish if cooked with right ingredients. It doesn’t take too long to cook this dish. In this dish the kheema is marinated with some spices and later cooked. It is a wonderful dish to be eaten with rotis or parathas or naan. It tastes well when eaten with phulkas/puffed rotis. Kheema is tried with different combinations and every combination works well with it. The vegetables with which…
  • Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh Recipe,Lagan Ka Murgh Curry,Chicken Curries

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh recipe or Lagan Ka Murgh is a famous Hyderabadi nawabi dish prepared in every Hyderabadi kitchen. This dish is prepared with different nutty ingredients which are blended into a paste and dum cooked. Dum cooking is very slow cooking with the lid covered and not letting any steam go out. This is a very traditional Hyderabadi dish. It has all the creamy flavors of the yogurt and nuts that are added into it. It is usually prepared in a lagan and so called as ‘Lagan ka Murgh’. Lagan is a cooking vessel with the bottom wide and slightly curved which is available…
  • Hyderabadi Arvi Curry Recipe,Taro Curry

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Arvi/Arbi is a hindi terminology for taro root. It is made very rarely but a great dish to be eaten with rice. Arbi/Arvi curry is commonly made with tamarind extracted pulp. In this curry I have added mutton/meat as it is commonly made in this way in Hyderabadi style. But we can also exclude meat and make it which I will post in the days to come. Most of the recipes taste well if meat is combined with the vegetables. Taro appears similar to potato and all its curries can be made similar to potato curries. But this vegetable gets sticky while peeling, so this vegetable needs to be washed well…
  • Hyderabadi Aloo Palak Gosht Recipe,Spinach Lamb Curry

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Hyderabadi Aloo Palak Gosht Recipe is a very famous recipe from Hyderabad. This curry is made with spinach, potato and meat. It is usually made for breakfasts or lunch. It can be eaten with rotis or rice. It makes a good combination with anything. This recipe is simple to make and in this dish we need to cook the vegetables and add cooked mutton to it. This combination is very interesting and I am sure it would be liked by everyone when made and eaten. Spinach is also called as ‘Palak’ in hindi and its one of the heathiest vegetables to be eaten. Palak can be used to make many…
  • Yogurt Chicken Curry Recipe,Chicken Curries

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    Chicken Curry recipe  which I have posted today is an interesting yet simple curry with a very good flavor of the yogurt and tomato puree. Chicken can be made in different forms. It can be used to make thousands of varieties. Today I have done a special chicken curry into which I have added tomato puree and beaten yogurt. This dish can be served with any rice delicacy but it tastes well with plain rice or any pulav/bagara khana. It can be made during occasions or it can be made during lunch or dinners. Also read different versions of chicken curries which are mouth watering and they are…
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    Natural Chow | Natural Chow

  • Einkorn English Muffins + A Giveaway

    Margaret Anne
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    These Einkorn English Muffins are a healthy version of the chewy yeast bread we all love. It’s so easy to make, only has one rise, and is made with a more nutritious and easier to digest version of wheat. We have been on the real food diet for a while now, and the fact that homemade food tastes so much better than the stuff from the store has become perfectly clear. Bagels, pizza, muffins, granola bars… And somehow, in the year and half that I’ve been eating a real food diet, I haven’t even touched an English muffin. Haven’t even thought about ‘em. Nor have…
  • Natural Living Monday 10/27

    Margaret Anne
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Thank you for joining us on Natural Living Monday. I am excited to see the great things you have been doing to live a more natural, whole, holistic life. Your Hosts: Amanda from Natural Living Mamma Andrea from Homemade for Elle Margaret from Natural Chow Last week’s most popular posts were: Mini Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnuts by Raias Recipes Warm and Cozy Fall Foods by A Gypsy Herbal Whitening Toothpaste by A Return to Simplicity  Congratulations on being featured! These amazing posts (and a few others) will be tweeted, shared on my Facebook page and pinned on my Pinterest boards Are you…
  • Salmon Noodle Romanoff

    Margaret Anne
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    This salmon noodle romanoff is such a simple dish and only takes a little over 30 minutes to prepare! It’s packed with wonderful, savory flavors—everyone will be coming back for seconds. So it was my night to cook dinner last night. And this happened. When my mom showed me a recipe and told me to start making it, I honestly had no idea what it was (there was no picture), or what it was suppose to look/taste like. I was also really worried I would mess it up. Because apparently my grandmother used to make this for my mom. Let’s just say I was worried outta my mind the whole…
  • Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby Pancake

    Margaret Anne
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    This pumpkin spice dutch baby pancake is so light, airy, naturally sweet, and easy to make! It uses such simple and basic ingredients that you already have at home.  As far as easy breakfasts goes, dutch baby pancakes are probably pretty close to the top of the list. When all you have to do is combine a few ingredients in a blender, blend until it’s smooth, pour into a pan, and bake, you tend not to dread making breakfast. This dish may seem fancy shmancy, but really it couldn’t be easier to prepare.  The ingredients are simple: eggs, milk, flour, maple syrup, vanilla…
  • Natural Living Monday 10/20

    Margaret Anne
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Thank you for joining us on Natural Living Monday. I am excited to see the great things you have been doing to live a more natural, whole, holistic life. Your Hosts: Amanda from Natural Living Mamma Andrea from Homemade for Elle Margaret from Natural Chow Recipe to try: Anyone who loves chamomile tea should try these incredibly delicious Vanilla Cupcakes with Chamomile Frosting from Buddha Teas ! The best part? You don’t have to be a pro chef to make them and they are so delicious! Last week’s most popular posts were: A Look Into My Minimalist Closet by A Return To Simplicity How to…
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  • Nut Free Granola + Against All Grain Cookbook Giveaway

    C. McCord
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    The first time I made Gluten-Free Banana Porridge for my family, they went nuts. I make it all the time now even though we’re not gluten-free. Having said that, my husband and I would both admit we feel better when we consume less gluten. Danielle Walker’s first book — which contains the aforementioned Banana Porridge recipe — was (and still is) a gangbuster hit, so trust me when I tell you that her second book, Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple, is just as exciting and eye-opening when it comes to eating a gluten free and/or paleo diet. I was looking to try out a recipe or…
  • Apple Applesauce Muffins Video

    C. McCord
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    What foods do you most associate with the fall? For me it’s pumpkin, squash and lots and lots of apples, the latter of which are finding their way into lots of new Weelicious recipes. Yesterday I shared with you my super easy deconstructed apple pie recipe, Apple Pie Cups. Today I’m introducing you to a super healthy recipe that you will want to make a batch of to offer up at breakfast, put in school lunch, keep on hand for snacks and then freeze as many as possible to have on hand. What’s the secret? Watch this Apple Applesauce Muffins video and find out the tips to making them…
  • Apple Pie Cups

    C. McCord
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Wonder what happens when I go apple picking? I tend to get a just a wee(licious) bit over zealous and bring home bushels and bushelsof apples. At the Glen Oaks Orchard I picked everything from Galas to Granny Smiths to Arkansas Blacks and more. Some of the apples I gave away to friends, some I sent with the kids to school for snack and the rest I used to make a bunch of apple recipes like Apple Butter Turnovers, Apple Chips, Fruit and Oat Crumble Bars and these Apple Pie Cups. I really enjoy making a homemade apple pie, but it takes some time and I wanted to come up with a version…
  • 20 Easy Pumpkin Recipes

    C. McCord
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    PUMPKIN! Whether you roast your own pumpkin to whiz up into a silky puree or use it from a can (Martha Stewart admits preferring canned to fresh, so it must be ok) you need these 20 Easy Pumpkin Recipes. Super duper easy and kid friendly. Whether you make them for school lunch, with kids for a class project or for a gathering, they’re seasonal favorites! Pumpkin Pie Parfaits (above): I made these with Kenya’s class last year. Big hit!   Pumpkin Waffles: We’ve made these for Christmas every year since I can remember. Great sandwiched with Pumpkin Butter and cream…
  • Crock Pot Cook and Carry Giveaway – 3 Winners!

    C. McCord
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Mexican Pulled Pork Shoulder One of the ways that our school raises money is to offer what are called “party books”. Basically, families offer to host a party or activity at their house for other parents to attend and you sign up and pay to be part of the fun. I’ve gone to a cocktail making class, hiked and had lunch in the park, and went on a tour of the Los Angeles Zoo with my kids. This year I hosted a party book by offering up myself to teach a cooking class on easy weeknight meals. A group of mamas showed up at my house one night to have a drink as we cooked and ate our…
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    Arousing Appetites

  • Pulpo a la Gallega

    Cyrus Roepers
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Pulpo a la gallega was one of my favorite and more common dishes while living in Madrid. It’s a perfect embodiment of what tapas is, since it’s just as good as an afternoon snack as an appetizer for a larger meal. Yet despite my frequent consumption of this delightful dish, I never actually learned how to make it. […] Come see the full Pulpo a la Gallega post on Arousing Appetites.
  • Nasi Kuning

    Cyrus Roepers
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whenever Heather gets a new cookbook for the house, it’s always a good enough reason to have a celebration! This time around, she got a really delightful cookbook, Cradle of Flavor, that dives deep into some really exquisite looking Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean recipes. Needless to say that we’re both really excited to explore many more […] Come see the full Nasi Kuning post on Arousing Appetites.
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    My Real Food Family

  • Beer-Braised Pot Roast

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Pot roast is one of my family’s favorite meals.  It’s so easy to put everything in the slow cooker and have a complete meal that the entire family enjoys.  I’ve got a usual go-to recipe for pot roast here but ran across a recipe for one that looked good so I thought I’d modify it a little and give it a shot.  It was hard to sell the family on the idea of a different recipe but once they smelled this one, they were eager to try it.  And the taste was every bit as good as the smell!  This one takes a little more effort to brown the meat, but it’s well-worth…
  • Chocolate Date Bites

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Everybody loves chocolate, right?  Even though I typically eat really well, I do enjoy a treat now and then (okay….it MIGHT be more than that but that’s not what this is about).  But treats are easily justified when they contain no added sugar.  Yep, that makes it a healthier, non-guilt-inducing sweet treat.  And I’ve got to say, these chocolate date bites are a delicious treat!  Bring on the chocolate goodness!   Print Chocolate Date Bites IngredientsFilling 15 Medjool dates, pitted 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/8 teaspoon vanilla pinch of sea salt Chocolate 1…
  • Homemade Broccoli Beef

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I don’t typically eat a lot of meat and tend to lean toward a more plant based diet but I love broccoli beef.  I really can’t explain why either.  There’s just something about the flavor of the beef and having it mixed with beautiful green broccoli florets.  It’s actually one of the few Chinese-inspired dishes that my husband and I can agree on.  For him, the spicier the better but I prefer a little (or a lot) less spice.  But we both loved this one and can’t wait to have it again!   Print Beef and Broccoli Ingredients1 1/2 lb flank steak, thinly sliced…
  • Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    When I told my family we would be having lasagna soup for dinner, they looked at me quizzically.  You see, lasagna is always a big hit at my house but we don’t have it frequently because it takes so long to make and it’s probably more cheesy goodness than we really need.  So there has to be a solution to make it a little healthier and a lot easier to make, right?  Right!  This lasagna soup is the ideal solution and a healthier version of the real thing.  Just brown the ground beef and add the ingredients in the slow cooker.  The noodles are added near the end and you end up…
  • Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I can’t believe that I’ve never posted this recipe before now!  This is one of my all-time favorite dishes!  We eat it frequently at my house and always have an abundance of spinach on hand.  My teenage daughter likes to snack on spinach leaves right out of the container.  It’s hard to complain about a teenager that likes to sneak spinach out of the refrigerator!  Maybe I just haven’t posted this before because it’s so incredibly simple.  It’s quick and easy to make and you just can’t mess it up.  If it could be messed up, I assure you I could…
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