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    24 Feb 2015 | 5:52 am
  • CrockPot Korean Ribs Recipe

    A Year of Slow Cooking
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Originally published on April 10, 2008. Photo updated in April 2015 by Deposit Photos HHLtDave5 Day 101. These are quite possibly the very best ribs I have ever had. They were so good they made my eyes roll backwards, which is nearly impossible right now because I have a hive on it. Yes. I have a hive on my EYEBALL. My left one. It's been rather windy here lately, so the
  • Cocagne Bean & Artichoke Salad

    101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    My parents live an hour south of us in the house my sister and I grew up in. They built on a pretty plot of land in the suburban foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains in the 70s, when I was four, and they've lived there since. We got together there, as a family, for Easter this year, and I think it occurred to everyone that this will likely be the last holiday in Los Gatos. They're moving relatively soon, and will likely list the property sometime in the next few months. On one hand I'm excited they'll have a new adventure to embark on, on the other I'll miss being able to visit the place I…
  • Caramel Croissant Pudding

    80 Breakfasts
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Have you ever had one of those days when you just needed caramel, croissants, and rum in the morning?  Don’t we all just have days like that?  When only sugar, booze, and French boulangerie, will help?Well, if you are better able to manage your feelings, going out for a run or finding peace in your yoga class instead of calories in your pantry, then absolutely more power to you.  I wish I were that virtuous and disciplined.  But, just like the lady from where this recipe originated, when I feel up against it, it is carbs I crave.  And I have no qualms indulging…
  • Butter’s Famous Marshmallows

    Cookie Madness
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time I’ve tried a lot of marshmallow recipes, but this one tops them all. It’s from Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery by Rosie Daykin, owner of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver.  The book has over 100 recipes for showstopping muffins, scones, cookies and cakes, but Butter’s Famous Marshmallows, a recipe for the popular marshmallows... Read More » The post Butter’s Famous Marshmallows appeared first on Cookie Madness.
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  • Cocagne Bean & Artichoke Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    My parents live an hour south of us in the house my sister and I grew up in. They built on a pretty plot of land in the suburban foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains in the 70s, when I was four, and they've lived there since. We got together there, as a family, for Easter this year, and I think it occurred to everyone that this will likely be the last holiday in Los Gatos. They're moving relatively soon, and will likely list the property sometime in the next few months. On one hand I'm excited they'll have a new adventure to embark on, on the other I'll miss being able to visit the place I…
  • Writing a Cookbook Proposal

    Heidi Swanson
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:57 pm
    I get a lot of questions related to cookbook proposals. There are a number of reasons to write one. Most believe it's the step you need to take just before pursuing a book deal, which is often true. You write a proposal to get a book contract. To this I say yes, but that's only part of it. I'd argue that a good proposal has the ability to do much more than land you a deal. A book deal is just one of the first steps in the long, very collaborative process specific to bookmaking. The real challenge, as an author, is getting a book at the end of the process that reflects your vision, or what you…
  • A Simple Asparagus Soup

    Heidi Swanson
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:16 pm
    The markets here have shifted from yellow and orange orbs of citrus to banks of green asparagus, baskets of artichokes, bouquets of green garlic, and tiny favas the size of my ring finger. There are massive tangles of purple lilac and eggs for sale in shades of cream, pale blue, and soft mocha. I've braised baby artichokes every night this week, and made this soup twice. Spring it is. Do you remember the simple carrot soup I highlighted back in January? This is the asparagus version. I trade in asparagus for the carrots, then tweak a bit depending on what I have in the kitchen. But, really,…
  • Green Curry Dumplings

    Heidi Swanson
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Big hugs. If you're up for a bit of a project, and you want to make something to lift the spirits, this is where you need to land. A few of you asked about these dumplings when I posted a snapshot of them to Instagram a couple of weeks back. They were a Friday night project after a busy week. Instead of going out, an evening of repetitive filling and folding sounded perfect. The filling was inspired strictly by the contents of the refrigerator, as a trip to the store would have defeated the entire purpose :) The filling: caramelized leeks, green curry paste, and cooked mung beans. Everything…
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    Heidi Swanson
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:18 pm
    The Fall 2015 Ten Speed Press catalog did the dive through my mail slot the other day, and it looks incredible. I feel so fortunate to be in such good company. This is the point for me in the book process where things start to get very real. Behind the scenes, we're still putting some of the final touches on pages, tweaking little details here and there, but the catalog announces what is not far over the horizon. I took a few snapshots of the Near & Far catalog pages so you can see how things are shaping up (I'll thread them in below), I'm also chipping away at a post related to the cookbook…
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    A Year of Slow Cooking

  • CrockPot Korean Ribs Recipe

    11 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Originally published on April 10, 2008. Photo updated in April 2015 by Deposit Photos HHLtDave5 Day 101. These are quite possibly the very best ribs I have ever had. They were so good they made my eyes roll backwards, which is nearly impossible right now because I have a hive on it. Yes. I have a hive on my EYEBALL. My left one. It's been rather windy here lately, so the
  • CrockPot Bread Pudding Recipe

    2 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    April 2, 2008 * Day 93. I had two pieces of rock hard bread leftover from when I made bread last week.  Since I worked oh-so-hard on the bread (that was sarcasm. could you tell?)  I hated to throw any of it away. We had a loaf of Trader Joe's brown rice bread in the fridge, so I decided to combine the bread and make a yummy bread pudding. Oh! And I used a crockpot. doy. The
  • Pomegranate Beef CrockPot Recipe

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    February 19, 2008 * Day 50. Fifty! 50! ack! This recipe is straight from the Gluten Free Goddess' site. I followed it word-for-word down to the organic, free-range, grass fed, massaged, and sung-to-sleep beef.  I have been a fan of Karina's for quite a while---her website taught me to not be afraid of gluten free cooking. I owe our love to Pamela's to Karina, and my new-found
  • St. Patrick's Day Slow Cooker Round-Up

    9 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    It's almost St. Patrick's Day! Bring on the Shamrocks! Adam and I have been married for 100 million years 16 years this upcoming July. Before marrying into an Irish family, I ate corned beef a handful of times, and honestly wasn't all that impressed. That's because I was wrong. Corned beef is DELICIOUS. And (unless you like it that way), it doesn't need to be soggy and greasy. You can
  • Gluten Free Search Engine

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Not all of my readers are gluten free, I know. If you aren't gluten-free, feel free to file this away for a "just in case I need to cook for someone who happens to be gluten free" event or forward along to somebody you think might benefit. And THANK YOU! We are a gluten free family because my 10 year old has Celiac, which is an intolerance to gluten, which is found in wheat, barley,
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  • Caramel Croissant Pudding

    5 Apr 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Have you ever had one of those days when you just needed caramel, croissants, and rum in the morning?  Don’t we all just have days like that?  When only sugar, booze, and French boulangerie, will help?Well, if you are better able to manage your feelings, going out for a run or finding peace in your yoga class instead of calories in your pantry, then absolutely more power to you.  I wish I were that virtuous and disciplined.  But, just like the lady from where this recipe originated, when I feel up against it, it is carbs I crave.  And I have no qualms indulging…
  • Lemon Butter Chicken

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    So many new places to eat are opening up these days.  Not just in my neighborhood (in which there are a lot of great new places to explore and turn into hangouts…yay!) but all over.  Our local dining scene has never been more vibrant.  It is truly a diners market where one has a dizzying array of choices.  There are those maverick independents whose delicious and creative offerings are the work of a brave soul armed with just his (or her!) passion and the desire to share it.  Then there is the multitude of seeds being sowed by big gutsy restaurant groups – whose…
  • Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Hi!  How have you all been doing?  Good I hope.  I’ve been under the weather this past week.  One of those nasty, unidentifiable bugs that make you feel generally lousy (runny nose, itchy throat, achy body) but not lousy enough to render you totally bedridden.  And if I’m not feeling lousy enough to be bedridden, then you know where I am…doing everything else but.  Slogging through work, going to meetings, cooking for my home (and for my blog…which incidentally is really the same sort of cooking), running errands, and then going to bed at night feeling…
  • Double Chocolate Pancakes

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:06 am
    When it’s time to do the grocery I always (ideally) like to fly solo.  When the whole brood comes along, things no doubt get crazy with all sorts of stuff mysteriously appearing in the cart by checkout time.  And don’t think this is solely from the little ones.  C always sneaks in some contraband – Vienna sausage, Spam, and his beloved instant noodles.  As far as little C goes, the aisles are both a treasure trove and a minefield…sugary snacks lurking in every corner and, gasp, again, the instant noodles.  As for the littlest one, although he has yet to learn…
  • Guava Bars

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

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time I’ve tried a lot of marshmallow recipes, but this one tops them all. It’s from Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery by Rosie Daykin, owner of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver.  The book has over 100 recipes for showstopping muffins, scones, cookies and cakes, but Butter’s Famous Marshmallows, a recipe for the popular marshmallows... Read More » The post Butter’s Famous Marshmallows appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • Quiche for Two or Three

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time More often than not the quiches I make are lightened up versions which use egg whites, low fat cheese and some sort of pastry crust alternative. But that kind of quiche wasn’t on the menu yesterday! This weekend we were in the mood for a smooth, no-holds-barred quiche made with half & half, cheddar cheese,... Read More » The post Quiche for Two or Three appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

    11 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time I bought some macadamia nuts thinking I’d make white chocolate macadamia cookies, but as usual I couldn’t resist the pull of actual chocolate and ended up making double chocolate macadamia nut biscotti instead. This is a good, solid, double chocolate biscotti recipe which may or may not replace my old favorite chocolate biscotti recipe .  It... Read More » The post Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti appeared first on Cookie Madness.
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
     UPDATE!  Jeannie, another Blogger, wrote and asked me how this shortening would work in a vegan "buttercream" frosting and how it would hold up at room temperature.  I didn't want to make a big dessert, since we overindulged at a family event over the last two days, so I made a very small version of my basic vegan "buttercream": 1/2 cup of the Rainforest Shortening, frozen and sliced into tiny cubes; 12 oz. organic powdered sugar, 5 tsp. non-dairy milk or other liquid of choice; 1 tsp. vanilla.  I beat it in an electric mixer until fluffy and left it at room…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:20 pm
    I haven't been blogging for weeks now!  Between the holiday, granddchildren visiting, and getting over a cough that just doesn't want to quit, time has gotten away from me!Today I made this soup for our lunch.  I've been making it since the 1970's, but have never posted it, for some reason. Took it for granted, I guess. It's a soup version of Francis Moore Lappe's recipe for Lentils, Monastery Style in her ground-breaking book "Diet for a Small Planet", which was very influential in starting me on the road to vegetarianism. I have made a few changes over the years-- this…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    HAPPY EASTER!The Aztec royalty liked their chocolate with some chile in it, and modern chefs and chocolatiers have made this combo popular with at least a portion of chocolate lovers. This is my contribution-- a spin-off from the Fudge-y Light Vegan Brownies in my book "The Fiber For Life Cookbook". These are a little richer-- they taste positively decadent! Printable RecipeBRYANNA'S SPICY CHOCOLATE-PECAN BROWNIES WITH A HINT OF ORANGEServes 12Yield: one 9 x 9" OR 7 x 11" pan, 12 bars Dry Mix:1/2 cup regular whole wheat flour (not pastry flour)2 1/2 tablespoons your favorite chile…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    My Homemade Colloidal Oatmeal Skin CreamI know this is a food blog, but I just have to share this skin cream recipe with you-- actually, though you wouldn't really want to eat it, it wouldn't harm you to do so!I have an off-and-on problem with eczema on my face and chest, and it's been "on" for the last few years.  It's better since I got rid of all detergents and palm oil from my life (there are detergents in SO many things-- shampoos, conditioners, etc-- and many of them derived from palm oil). I don't use anything scented.  I won't go into everything I do or use, or have tried,…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:04 pm
    UPDATE MARCH 23, 2015: I MADE A VARIATION THIS MORNING-- FRUIT UTTAPAM!  SEE END OF RECIPEThis is something I've been working on for several weeks.  Uttapam (or ooththappam or Uthappa) is a South Indian or Tamil pancake-like dish made with a batter of grain (such as rice, semolina or millet), or grain and legumes, similar to dosa batter. Dosa is thinner and crepe-like--sometimes crisp and sometimes softer. Uttapam is a thick pancake, with toppings of vegetables added to the "pancake" when it is just ready to be flipped over. Uttapam is sometimes called an "Indian pizza".  It's…
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  • Cauliflower Pasta with Bacon and Parmesan

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A friend told me the other day that cauliflower is “in” (as in hip, trendy, cool). What? In the vicious struggle for vegetable world domination cauliflower is knocking kale off its mighty perch? And for those of us who are fangirls of both, do we take sides? Hah! If cauliflower is finding a place among the trendy fooderati, well I say, about time. I mean really. Cauliflower is delicious. It’s great in cauliflower soup, roasted with Parmesan, or in curry. It’s also great with pasta. Continue reading "Cauliflower Pasta with Bacon and Parmesan" »
  • Roasted Asparagus

    11 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Roasted asparagus in the oven is one of the easiest way to prepare asparagus. Just coat them with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and maybe a little minced garlic, and roast them until lightly browned and tender. Continue reading "Roasted Asparagus" »
  • Baked Ziti

    10 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Do you like lasagna, but not the fuss? Make baked ziti instead! It’s a lot like a classic lasagna casserole, but easier to make and without lots of layers or broken noodles. It makes for a perfect midweek or weekend meal, or a hot dish to bring to a potluck. Make extra and freeze for later. Continue reading "Baked Ziti" »
  • Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    I made a serendipitous discovery the other day, a discovery that countless bakers have made throughout time eternal. On a quest to make chocolate chip cookies it was discovered by my young charges that no chocolate chips remained in the cupboard. Instead, we found a bag of Hershey bars. So, we chopped them up into large chip-sized pieces and used them instead. You know what happens when you use chunks of chocolate bars instead of chocolate chips in cookies? Continue reading "Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies" »
  • Avocado Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Quick, grab a pen and paper and write down your top 5 favorite foods. What are they? No matter what year, what season, or where I am, the numero uno top food item on my list is always avocado. I once read that some ultra-thin celebrities avoid eating avocados because the are fattening (never mind that avocados contain good fats, the ones your body needs). That is reason enough for me to never ever want to be an ultra-thin celebrity. Yikes! Give up avocados? Never! Continue reading "Avocado Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette" »
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  • Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos with Spicy Slaw and Avocado (Low-Carb)

    Kalyn Denny
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Beef roast is cooked in the slow cooker with Mexican flavors; then it's shredded apart and made into tacos with low-carb tortillas, spicy slaw, and avocado.  Yum!(For Friday Flashbacks I feature favorite recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and I love these Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos with Spicy Slaw and Avocado.)I'm always checking out recipes for my slow cooker blog, and slow cooker shredded beef tacos are a recipe idea with endless variations, because who doesn't like shredded beef in tacos? What makes me crazy over these Slow Cooker Shredded Beef…
  • Low-Carb Baked Swedish Meatballs Recipe (Gluten-Free, Can Be Paleo)

    Kalyn Denny
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs, and they're baked instead of fried.I'm always happy when I can get a halfway decent photograph of meat, especially ground meat, and these Low-Carb Baked Swedish Meatballs that I first posted in 2007 were desperately in need of a photo update!  The recipe was inspired by Oven-Baked Swedish Meatballs from a Swedish food blog called Anne's Food, but if your experience to Swedish Meatballs is limited to Ikea Swedish Meatballs, it might be only the seasonings used in this recipe that are familiar.  What I loved about Anne's recipe is…
  • Fun at the White House, A New Blog Feature, and Other Things I'm Thinking About (4-14-2015)

    Kalyn Denny
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Michelle Obama, my niece Alyson, and Judd.  (Photo by Nick Gilson.)Let's start out this collection of things I've been thinking about with an exciting adventure for my niece Alyson, her husband Nick, and their charming and adorable18 month old son Judd.  It began when Alyson entered an online contest and won tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll.  Nick and Aly decided they couldn't pass up the trip even though they're in the middle of a big house remodeling project, so off they went to roll Easter Eggs, along with many thousands of other people.  At the event they…
  • Cauliflower Rice with Basil, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    Cauliflower rice gets a big flavor boost with fresh basil, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts!My love for fresh basil is pretty obvious on this blog, and every summer I look forward to things like Basil Pesto with Lemon, Basil Vinaigrette, and Chicken Salad with Basil and Parmesan.  But it's not summer yet and fresh basil weather is months away, so why am I bringing you a new recipe for Cauliflower Rice with Basil, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts? It's those gorgeous big basil plants you can buy in the spring at Trader Joe's that have me craving fresh basil this early in the season.Even though this…
  • Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe with Feta and Sumac (Gluten-Free, Meatless)

    Kalyn Denny
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac are a perfect flavor combination!(For Friday Flashbacks I feature favorite recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac are something I've made over and over since I first posted this in 2011. In fact, I like these so much I'd even bake them in my toaster oven when it's too hot to heat up the oven! If you don't have Sumac, you can use smoked paprika or even regular paprika, but I love the interesting flavor the Sumac adds.)I knew I'd like this recipe after…
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  • Roasted Asparagus

    11 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Roasted asparagus in the oven is one of the easiest way to prepare asparagus. Just coat them with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and maybe a little minced garlic, and roast them until lightly browned and tender. Continue reading "Roasted Asparagus" »
  • Avocado Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Quick, grab a pen and paper and write down your top 5 favorite foods. What are they? No matter what year, what season, or where I am, the numero uno top food item on my list is always avocado. I once read that some ultra-thin celebrities avoid eating avocados because the are fattening (never mind that avocados contain good fats, the ones your body needs). That is reason enough for me to never ever want to be an ultra-thin celebrity. Yikes! Give up avocados? Never! Continue reading "Avocado Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette" »
  • Crispy Hash Browns

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    My father, being of the solid German stock that he is, is naturally a connoisseur of all things potato. In particular he loves nothing more than very crispy shredded hash browns for breakfast with his eggs. Now, there are many ways of frying up potatoes for breakfast, and I think we do all of them. But the shredded variety of hash browns holds a special place in his heart (mine too!) and for that reason he has mastered the way to make them extra crispy. He explained his approach to me one day, while my mother was in the room and couldn’t help but overhearing: Continue reading…
  • Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    The trees outside my bedroom window decided to leaf out this week, signaling that spring is in full bloom here. A week ago all I could see was filaments of grey and brown, and now the view is awash in the bright lime green of budding leaves. Here’s a quiche to celebrate the green of spring, with spinach, artichokes, shallots, and goat cheese. So good! Continue reading "Spinach and Artichoke Quiche" »
  • Colcannon

    12 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Have you ever had colcannon? A St. Patrick’s day favorite, it’s a mixture of creamy mashed potatoes and usually kale or cabbage. I first encountered colcannon while doing research on traditional Irish cooking. Not surprisingly the Irish have all sorts of ways of cooking potatoes, with festive names like champ, bruisy, pandy, boxty, and this one, colcannon. Continue reading "Colcannon" »
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  • maple pudding cake

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    There is a whole catalog of cooking devoted to what to make when you peer nervously into your bank account and find the balance lacking — one could even argue that the affordable preparation and dissemination of nutrients has always been the primary goal of cooking, before we got distracted by $700 blenders and organically milled heirloom cornmeal porridge (ahem, guilty as charged). Yet what better time to celebrate meals that don’t weigh heavily on our wallets than in the hours after our annual reckoning with the IRS? From the world’s cheapest protein (eggs, crispy,…
  • artichoke gratin toasts

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    As someone who claims that her favorite food on earth is artichokes, it’s strange that this cooking website boasts so few recipes that feature them, that the last one was over 5 years ago, and I came to the conclusion years later that I liked it better without the artichokes. Something is not adding up. But while I like to believe that I cook what I want — it’s all about me, me, me, baby — and not solely that which will please a real or imagined audience, the reality is that it’s not much fun to make food that few people get as excited about as you do. It would…
  • strawberry rhubarb soda syrup

    10 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    There are a lot of great reasons to make your own soda syrup. You can use real sugar, rather than the HFCS devil that lurks in most bottles. You can make flavors that make you happy, from real seasonal ingredients with complexity and intensity, and you can use up excesses of things in your fridge like, say, the time you assumed strawberries being on sale meant that you were going to eat a few pounds of them before they went bad. You can use the syrup as a foundation for cocktails, because it’s Friday and baby, you’ve earned it, and you can package bottles up as gifts for friends,…
  • obsessively good avocado cucumber salad

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s been 29 weeks since I first made this avocado and cucumber salad, which means two things: it predates this news, meaning that all of my theories about this kid making me crave avocado, grapefruit, and chocolate are perhaps completely bogus, elaborate projections on my part. Two, I’ve probably made it 29 times since then and never shared it with you, which is a huge shame. I’m clearly addicted to it, but every time I went to take a few photos and write it out in recipe format, I convinced myself it was too simple to make a big deal of. You know, as if what anyone has…
  • wild mushroom pâté

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Every spring, I promise I’m going to share a recipe for chopped liver. And every year I lose steam, perhaps because there are probably few more divisive foods than organs, or maybe because my instructions on the matter are quite short: just make Ina Garten’s. Ina can do no wrong, and I like to amuse myself by imagining that I’m only eight bestselling cookbooks and three homes in two countries away from basically being her when I grow up. (Sure Deb. Okay.) ... Read the rest of wild mushroom pâté on © smitten kitchen 2006-2012. | permalink to wild…
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  • Roasted Asparagus

    11 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Roasted asparagus in the oven is one of the easiest way to prepare asparagus. Just coat them with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and maybe a little minced garlic, and roast them until lightly browned and tender. Continue reading "Roasted Asparagus" »
  • How to Steam Hard Boiled Eggs

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Pssst! You want to know the best way to make hard boiled eggs? Steam them! That’s right, forget about boiling the eggs, just steam them. Some of the air from the hot steam permeates the egg shell making the egg more easy to peel.  Continue reading "How to Steam Hard Boiled Eggs" »
  • Roast Leg of Lamb

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    The most important thing to remember about cooking a lamb roast is to not over-cook it. Lamb has such wonderful flavor on its own, and is so naturally tender, that it is bound to turn out well, as long as it is still a little pink inside. Continue reading "Roast Leg of Lamb" »
  • Deviled Eggs

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Deviled eggs! Easter egg hunts and summer picnic potlucks. I have been known to devour a dozen of these in one sitting. Deviled eggs are easy to make and are always a hit at gatherings. To make them extra pretty, just pipe the egg yolk mayonnaise filling with a star-tipped piping bag (or cut off the corner of a plastic sandwich bag). Continue reading "Deviled Eggs" »
  • Shrimp Scampi

    10 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Do you have a favorite meal for those need-something-quick-and-don’t-want-to-have-to-plan-or-work-too-hard days? I keep a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer just for those times when I’m too busy to plan, but want a quick and easy meal. I’ll put some frozen shrimp in a bowl of ice water, and if I’m serving them with pasta, by the time the pasta water has come to a boil the shrimp are defrosted enough to cook. Continue reading "Shrimp Scampi" »
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    18 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    This recipe is a combination of several recipes I found in a Chinese cookbook for a marinated loin of pork. You can also use pork tenderloin. I sliced a loin of pork roast across, making 4 slabs about 1/2 inch thick. Prep time includes marinating time, which can be anywhere from 1/2 hour to 4 hours. -- posted by manushag
  • Apple Cider Reduction

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:43 pm
    I saw a post about this on Facebook and gave it a try. It is now a staple in my fridge. This sauce is incredible on salmon, pork, oatmeal...even over warm apple pie ala mode!! -- posted by CindiJ
  • Celery Casserole

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:10 pm
    My aunt made this many years ago for a holiday dinner and I was hooked from the first bite! The crunch, the buttery very good! Simple fare - ultimate comfort food. This is great with turkey, chicken, ham, pork chops...heck anything! Hope you try and enjoy as much as we do. -- posted by CindiJ
  • Orange Cranberry Scones

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    This is an adaptation of a recipe I received from a cookbook. My hubby and I have been removing refined sugar from our diet so I made several changes to this recipe. These are delicious and have a wonderful flavor and texture. -- posted by Litl Irish Angel
  • BBQ Pork Chinese Steamed Buns

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    A bit of work, but well worth it. Because this makes so much, buns can be frozen and steamed later for an easy meal. From -- posted by Jen in Victoria, BC
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Macaroni & Cheese

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    I have some fantastic new comfort food recipes (below) for you to enjoy this weekend.  These recipes are easy to prepare and guaranteed to make dinner a success.  First I have a secret recipe for the ultimate comfort food, macaroni and cheese. This recipe is only one of over 200 homestyle recipes featured in the “Comfort Foods” cookbook.  The recipes in this cookbook are a guide to simple and delicious comfort foods from a centuries worth of cooking. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this entire cookbook with their membership.  If you’re interested in joining the…
  • IHOP(tm) Corn Cake Pancakes

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    If you enjoy the taste of cornbread then you’ll love today’s secret recipe for IHOP’s(tm) corn cake pancakes.  This recipe takes the classic buttermilk pancake and enhances it with the addition of cornmeal.  Serve these tasty pancakes with butter and syrup. When you make this batter, let it sit for at least 10 minutes before pouring the batter on the griddle.  This will allow the batter to thicken a bit. Don’t forget, we have many of your other favorite recipes from IHOP on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Online Video Lesson:…
  • La Posta de Mesilla’s Red Chile Posole

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe comes from the historic La Posta de Mesilla in New Mexico.  They serve up an outstanding red chile posole.  This spicy stew is loaded with the vibrant flavors of New Mexico. La Posta de Mesilla is a 75 year old restaurant set in an 18th century stagecoach station.  The menu features local Mexican and Southwestern inspired dishes.  This posole recipe was originally prepared by the founder’s mother.  Now you can bring a taste of New Mexico into your own home. If you enjoy a bit of heat in your dishes, check out these spicy recipes we have on our…
  • Rice Pudding

    10 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    Today I’ve selected some tasty dinner recipes (below) that are easy to make and guaranteed to please.  First, I have a secret recipe for a rice pudding that is perfect for a snack or dessert. This recipe is only one of over 150 delicious pudding recipes featured in the “Delicious Puddings” cookbook.  This book contains a fantastic collection of pudding recipes to satisfy everyone’s taste. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this entire cookbook with their membership.  If you’re interested in joining the club, you can download your first 5 cookbooks right…
  • Red Lobster’s(tm) Crab Alfredo

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    Today’s secret recipe combines some of the best things in life – butter, cheese and fresh crab legs.  Red Lobster’s(tm) crab alfredo puts a delicious twist on the classic pasta dish.  If you want to kick this dish up another notch you could prepare it with fresh lobster meat. We have more secret recipes from Red Lobster on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Free Online Class: “Complete Knife Skills” Learn all the knife skills you need in the kitchen with this free Online class with chef Brendan McDermott! Get his easy to follow…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake: 1 cup Guinness beer (or other stout) 1 cup + 1 tbsp butter 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1 3/4 cups confectioners sugar 2/3 cup sour cream 2 eggs 1 tbsp vanilla extract 2 cups plain flour 2 1/2 tsp baking soda Baileys Cream Cheese Icing: 4 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 8oz. cream cheese at room temperature 5 tbsps Baileys Irish Cream Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Melt the butter into the Guinness in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the cocoa and sugar and take the…
  • Vegan “Parmesan Cheese”

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    This is a great cheese alternative and is easy to prepare. The nutritional yeast adds a nice cheesy flavor to the mixture. Nutritional yeast is inexpensive and you can find it at most health food stores or you can order it online here. 3/4 cup raw cashews 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp garlic powder Add all ingredients together in a food processor and process until a fine meal or powder is formed. Don’t over-process. Sprinkle over your dishes like Parmesan cheese. Will keep covered in the fridge for about a month.
  • Freebie Friday! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix

    10 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    Today through Sunday, get a free Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix! Click the image below to get your free coupon:
  • Fruit Loop Marshmallow Treats

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

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

  • Spring Pea Green Curry with Black Cod and Strawberry – Channeling My Inner Spa Chef

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    I’ve always loved green curries, but until a recent visit to Al’s Place, I’d never thought of using fresh, sweet peas as the base. It was amazing, and after only a few bites I knew I'd steal this idea and make it my own. Sorry, Al. Their version featured pickled strawberries, but I decided to try a different approach, and used diced, fresh berries instead. I didn’t use any palm sugar or coconut milk, so the sweetness they provided paired perfectly with the brightly seasoned sauce.As I mentioned in the video, I used a jarred curry paste, Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste, to be exact, and…
  • Tonnato Sauce – Not Just for Cold Veal Anymore

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Some things sound really amazing the first time you hear about them, and other things, like this tonnato sauce, really don’t. I was probably in my early twenties when this first appeared on my culinary radar as, “vitello tonnato.” At the time, a plate of cold, thinly-sliced poached veal dressed with a chilled, runny tuna sauce didn’t make a lot of sense, but I tried it anyway, and have been a fan ever since.I don’t often serve it with the traditional veal, as in never, but ironically that’s the only thing I don’t serve it with. It’s tremendous as a spread, and equally…
  • Next Up: Tuna Smoothie

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
  • Avgolemeno Soup – Totally Epic

    5 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Avgolemeno is one of those soups that I’ve made many times, but rarely from scratch. It’s usually a “there’s nothing in the house” type of thing, made with a carton of broth. Even in its quick-and-easy form, it’s a delicious, and comforting meal, but when you use a fresh, whole chicken, it becomes epic. By the way, I mean “epic” as in ancient Greek poetry, not hipster cliché. Okay, I mean it both ways. Speaking of whole chickens, that’s your big decision here.If you want chicken meat in your soup, then you’ll only want to simmer the bird for about an hour, or just until…
  • Chef John is on Vacation

    5 Apr 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be on vacation this week. I'm looking forward to a great Spring break, where I plan on doing absolutely nothing. We’ll continue to publish your comments and questions, but fortunately I won’t be around to respond to them, so that means you’ll have to rely on your fellow foodwishers for the answers. I’m sure everything will be fine. Thank you, and we’ll see you next week!
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  • Mustard Herb Crusted Chicken Breasts

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    These chicken breasts are are lightly brushed with Dijon mustard and herbs and breaded with panko and parmesan cheese. Then they are lightly pan fried until golden and finished in the oven. A quick and easy weeknight chicken dish that I served with a simple green salad on the side. This would also be great with roasted parmesan green beans or roasted broccoli with smashed garlic on the side. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Stir Fried Pork and Mixed Veggies

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Stir-fries are perfect for busy weeknights because they take under 15 minutes to prepare, and you can us any protein or vegetables you wish!I chose to use lots of colorful veggies and lean pork, but you can also make this with chicken, beef, shrimp or even tofu if you wish. The stir fry sauce has a slight kick from the sriracha which I love, but if you're not a fan of spicy food, leave it out (or add more if you like it HOT!)I ate a big bowl of this and felt completely satisfied, but if you want to serve this with brown rice, perfect! I am loving Trader Joe's frozen brown rice,…
  • Grilled Fennel with Parmesan and Lemon

    12 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!When raw, it has a licorice-like taste I'm not a fan of, but when you grill it, the flavor changes completely, and has more of a mild taste like a bok choy.The charred edges, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice and finished with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano is my new favorite way to prepare it. You can serve this as a side dish for four, or have it as a warm salad for two. You can do this indoors on a grill pan,…
  • Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken

    9 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    Sweet, savory and a little spicy, this simple Asian inspired chicken dish has a balance of flavor combinations – serve this over your favorite rice and dinner is ready!Madison is off from school this week so I'm trying to spend less time working and more time doing family stuff. This is in my slow cooker today so I thought it would be perfect to share here from the archives.I'm not a fan of sweet foods as a main dish, unless it's balanced with savory and spicy flavors. In this dish the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha compliment each other and balance out the…
  • Shrimp Zoodles Parmesan for Two

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Baked Shrimp Parmesan over Zucchini Noodles – an easy, light and delicious shrimp dish made in under 30 minutes!I love shrimp parmesan and make it often at home because it's so much healthier to make it yourself. Rather than frying the shrimp like you'd get from a restaurant, I bake them in the oven until golden.I've had the idea of making shrimp parm over zucchini noodles for quite some time, so when I was approached by Tuttorosso to be a part of their Inspiralize the Spring campaign, I knew this was what I was going to make. Every day this week, five bloggers are participating…
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • 5-minute cucumber salad

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

    Erika Kerekes
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    My younger son, a newly minted teenager, knows what he likes and wants what he wants. And this week what he wants are deviled eggs. I believe in turning out self-sufficient young men who can feed themselves - and a dozen of their friends, too. So I taught him how to make deviled eggs. He has now made three batches on his own. Well, two and a half. The first time he didn't let the eggs come
  • Glazed salmon fillets with Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup

    Erika Kerekes
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    When I first created my Not Ketchup fruit ketchups, I really only thought about using them on meat. Burgers, steak, chicken, sausages, lamb chops, pork chops, ribs. Meaty meat. But after spending a lot of time at Santa Monica Seafood - the best retail seafood market, wholesale seafood distributor and seafood cafe in southern California, and an enthusiastic supporter of Not Ketchup from the
  • Broccoli fritters

    Erika Kerekes
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    I never liked deep-frying. It always seemed like a huge production. So much oil. Such a mess. Having to clean the stove after it was over. I avoided it for years. But then there was that day a few years ago when I made onion pakora according to instructions from Rashmi of YumKid. Such sizzle! So crispy! And I remembered: Fried food is downright delicious. These broccoli fritters are worth
  • My gift to you: The Not Ketchup Holiday Recipe eBook

    Erika Kerekes
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    I've been experimenting with my Not Ketchup fruit ketchup sauces for more than a year now. One of the things I discovered last Thanksgiving and Christmas is that Not Ketchup added a ton of flavor - with very little corresponding work - to my holiday menus. I've compiled some of my favorite holiday recipes into The Not Ketchup Holiday Recipe eBook, a free ebook that I'm delighted to share with
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    Lite Bite

  • Recipe and Food Styling | Easy dessert with Rice dumplings in coconut milk aka Paal Kozhukattai – Follow your efforts

    sanjeeta kk
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    “With extreme joy, we thank Sanjeeta KK of Lite Bites for photographing the recipes in Indu Bokaria’s “Recipes from a Diary”. Her warmth and friendliness coupled with dedication and passion makes her a pleasure to work with. We look forward to seeing our 76-page, all-colour cookbook in the hands of our readers. If you think the pages look delectable, then you know where the credit lies! Thank you Sanjeeta.” Indu Bokaria, cookbook author. These beautiful words of appreciation are written by the author of a cook book on her Facebook page for whom I did a…
  • Recipe and Food Styling | Vegetable Biryani – Life does exist. It’s the purpose that counts

    sanjeeta kk
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    “Life does exist. It’s the purpose that counts.” ~Toba Beta “Is your life passion-driven or purpose-driven?” the lady sitting next to me in the lunch room asked. I looked at her and smiled. I couldn’t comprehend her question and was at a loss of words for a minute. It was during a photo-shoot last week where I met this beautiful lady who works as an art director. She was assisting a jewellery shoot adjacent to my room. We were having lunch together when she checked my blog on her mobile and asked me about my work. “Hmm…well, the blog was started to fill the…
  • Recipe | Desi Health Bites – Tofu Pasanda aka Tofu in White Gravy

    sanjeeta kk
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Creamy, mildly spicy and an exotic recipe, Paneer Pasanda (cottage cheese curry) is a very elaborate Indian dish served in many hi-end restaurants in India. Cottage cheese are sliced into thin triangles which are stuffed with a paste of nuts, coated with chickpea flour marinate, deep fried and then dunked into rich creamy gravy to make a delicious Paneer Pasanda. The preferred gravy for Paneer Pasanda is deep red in colour, which comes from ground tomatoes, deep fried onions and turmeric powder. Such recipes make a rare appearance during celebrations or to entertain special guests at my…
  • Recipe | Desi Health Bites – Soya Nugget Pops

    sanjeeta kk
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:37 pm
    “Ehh..not this oil…wait a minute” mom said and moved away hurriedly only to be back with another bottle of oil in her hand. She lovingly tilted the bottle and poured a thin stream of that dark coloured oil on my steaming hot savory Baafla baatis (steamed savory buns). “Baafla Baatis must be eaten only with ‘Kachchi Ghani til ka Tel’ (cold pressed sesame oil)” she told as a matter-of-fact and sat down on the chair next to me. Back then, I never questioned her food choices….not that I knew much about it either But some of her preferences started to bother me once I took…
  • Recipes | Quick and easy breakfast cakes – Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments

    sanjeeta kk
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments”~ Rose Kennedy. Well, well…it took almost 25 years and an article in New paper for my mom to get convinced that I am doing well in life. I left Udaipur in 1990 for higher studies and worked for a few years before getting married & settling in Chennai for good. But then, my mom was always concerned about me leaving my job, until I got myself involved in activities related to my blog Lite Bite. Later, whenever I called her to tell about my food styling projects or send her a paper cutting of Indian daily or a magazine featuring…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Whole Wheat S’mores Cookies

    Lauren Keating
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    These s’mores cookies are made with whole wheat flour and coconut oil – and they’re absolutely delicious!  Every afternoon around 3:00, I have a mug of tea and a small snack to satisfy my sweet tooth and tide me over until dinnertime. Lately, I’ve been snacking on a few of these subtly sweet whole wheat cookies studded with marshmallows and milk chocolate chips. They’re crispy on the edges and soft in the middle, with an amazing texture and slightly nutty flavor from whole wheat and graham flours. I first used coconut oil in cookies a few months ago when I really…
  • Loaded Greek Fries

    Lauren Keating
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Reinvent dinner with loaded Greek fries topped with sauteed chicken, vegetables, and tzatziki sauce. On the table in about a half hour, it’s the perfect way to add a dose of fun to a weeknight! I don’t usually mind cooking dinner, but sometimes I don’t actually feel like eating it. I get burned out pretty easily and feel like we always eat the same things – or slight variations on the same things – all the time. It gets boring. I came up with the idea for loaded Greek fries on one of the nights. It looks like junk food and eats like a snack, but when you break it down…
  • 15-Minute Sautéed Shrimp with Artichokes

    Lauren Keating
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    I created this quick and easy recipe for sautéed shrimp with artichokes using Bumble Bee® SuperFresh® Lemon Shrimp with Garlic & Herbs as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars. #bbsuperfreshfan Can you believe it took me longer to photograph this recipe than it did for me to cook it? Seriously. It only takes 15 minutes to whip up this dish of sautéed shrimp with artichokes, white beans, and spinach –and a pot of quinoa to serve with it. Weeknight dinner just doesn’t get much easier than this! One of my favorite things about this shrimp and artichoke sauté is that…
  • Mushroom Melt Grilled Cheese

    Lauren Keating
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    What better way to celebrate Grilled Cheese Month than with a gooey grilled cheese stuffed with sautéed mushrooms, mozzarella, and cheddar? These sandwiches are made with GO Veggie, so they’re lactose-free! (I created this recipe for my client, GO Veggie! Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen.)  Remember the Italian Eggplant Grilled Cheese that I made with GO Veggie! lactose-free provolone slices earlier this year? It’s one of my absolutely favorite sandwiches and every time I make it, I’m super impressed with how beautifully the…
  • Beans and Greens Pasta

    Lauren Keating
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Beans and Greens Pasta is my latest meal solution for busy weeknights. It’s easy, healthy, and on the table in less than 30 minutes!  It’s a new month, and apparently it’s also time for a new recipe theme. March was all about healthy snacks and it looks like April is shaping up to be all about fast and easy weeknight meals. I didn’t do it on purpose, but we could all use a few more of easy healthy recipes in our repertoire, right? Most people I know – myself included – rely heavily on pasta as a weeknight staple. It’s fast and takes practically no thought,…
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • Greek Easter Magiritsa

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

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

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

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

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

  • Saffron Parfait with Pistachios

    Pots and Frills
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:31 pm
    A couple of weeks ago my oven broke irreparably and I had not been able to bake anything before the new one arrived just this week. This also meant that I could not bake any cakes. Luckily, I have many recipes for the desserts that are not cakes but can be served cold. I tried a couple of them instead as I can hardly live without any dessert. I read recently a lot about desserts made with saffron. They usually come from the Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cuisine. Saffron adds beautiful color to desserts and also has this nice mysterious flavor which makes the dessert taste even more…
  • Leeks Baked with Cream and Gorgonzola

    Pots and Frills
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Years ago, when vegetables and fruits were only available in certain seasons, leeks were one of the few that survived winter and lasted until the first new spring vegetables were available. Maybe for that reason I still like most to cook and eat leeks from late fall to early spring. So the other day, which was still very cold and windy, I made a leek dish for dinner. I wanted to try a simple Italian dish of leeks baked in cream. But when I was about to put a dish in the oven, I found in my refrigerator a piece of Gorgonzola cheese. I thought that Gorgonzola would go well with leeks in cream…
  • Radicchio and Potatoes Cake

    Pots and Frills
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Another milestone of culinary sophistication has been attained by my local Safeway when it has started to carry radicchio treviso on a regular basis. I knew radicchio treviso  (Radicchio di Treviso) only from Italy where it is used for all cooking dishes, while the round one is mainly served fresh. So when I spotted treviso I have been buying it every couple of days and making all the dishes I have always wanted to try with a true cooking radicchio. And today's recipe is a combination of two dishes that I ate. In a magazine that I brought last time from Italy I found a recipe for…
  • Chocolate-Mint Creams--Easy Sunday Dessert

    Pots and Frills
    8 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Last week, while cleaning my food pantry, I found in different boxes several pieces of leftover, quality chocolate, mostly Belgian. There were pieces of dark bitter and milk chocolate and a little bit of white chocolate. It turned out I had quite a lot, almost half a pound of chocolate--perfect amount for chocolate-mint cream that I always wanted to try. I imagined that this dessert would be delicious, but I was even more sure that it would be pretty caloric and rather irresistible. I decided to make it over the weekend when my son had his friends over, so the dessert did not last for too…
  • Very Light Napa Cabbage Salad

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

  • Fresh | Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Salad … go light with summer #healthy #summerfood

    Deeba @ PAB
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Salad is a simple, refreshing, make ahead or make instantly glass of joy. Strawberries and kiwi are two very vitamin rich fruit. Throw in a bunch of fresh herbs from the garden, sit back and refresh yourself this summer! The post Fresh | Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Salad … go light with summer #healthy #summerfood appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Grilling | GRILL IN with summer … a charcoal grill & herby lime chicken

    Deeba @ PAB
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    Summers here, and that means GRILL GRILL GRILL! Here's a nice herby Italian chicken that is simple, full of flavour and beautifully smoked on the bbq. The post Grilling | GRILL IN with summer … a charcoal grill & herby lime chicken appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Blog Event | DMBLGiT March 2015 … ‘Does My Blog Look Good in This’. It’s back! #foodphotography #contest

    Deeba @ PAB
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    There's something about food photography that makes the heart skip a beat. It's a truly rewarding experience, a visual delight, an instant connect. The immense sea of talent that food blogs now offer hits the ball out of the park. It fills me with pleasure to have the privilege to host this months DMBLGiT, a food photography contest, on PAB. The post Blog Event | DMBLGiT March 2015 … ‘Does My Blog Look Good in This’. It’s back! #foodphotography #contest appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Blog Feature | Continuing with the GOQii lifestyle … a step at a time #BeSummerReady #BeTheForce

    Deeba @ PAB
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    “Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” Sasha Cohen It’s been a few weeks since I joined the GOQii lifestyle campaign, and I have to admit I am enjoying it. It’s worth every step I take, with […] The post Blog Feature | Continuing with the GOQii lifestyle … a step at a time #BeSummerReady #BeTheForce appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | ‘Upcycled’ Butterscotch Blondie Pudding … when things go wrong as they sometimes will!

    Deeba @ PAB
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Whatta great idea that was. And that is just what I did the next morning. Such fun. Just the very name 'Upcycled' Butterscotch Blondie Pudding gave me the energy and soon I had sweet little glasses of up-cycled dessert! They turned out a HIT! The post Baking | ‘Upcycled’ Butterscotch Blondie Pudding … when things go wrong as they sometimes will! appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
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    The Daily Dish

  • Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Over Grilled Asparagus

    Better Recipes Staff
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    With summer just on the horizon, we thought we’d share a delicious seafood recipe that’s loaded with flavor and can eventually be prepared outdoors when the weather warms up. When it’s too chilly to prepare this recipe outdoors, just make it on a grill pan inside and serve over a bed of wild rice. This also makes a wonderful lunch recipe when placed into a toasted pretzel bun. Keep reading for the succulent recipe… We especially love this recipe with a very light drizzling of maple syrup over the top or a dollop of a fresh herb cream cheese. This makes an absolutely…
  • Delicious Blue Cheese and Spring Green Pizza

    Better Recipes Staff
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    This delicious blue cheese and Spring green pizza is a fantastic addition to your menu. We especially love to serve this recipe for lunch, and pair it with a light and creamy soup. This is a great way to enjoy your greens while still indulging just a little bit. If you aren’t a fan of blue cheese, this recipe works wonderfully with any other type of cheese you might enjoy! This is a fantastic way to enjoy some seasonal flavors in one delicious dish. Keep reading for the recipe…  This easy pizza recipe is just so wonderful, because it’s the right mix of indulgent and light…
  • Luscious Low-Calorie Potato Casserole

    Better Recipes Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    Don’t you just love the classic potato casseroles from when you were younger? We especially love the classic potatoes au gratin, but it can just weigh us down so much.  That’s why we absolutely love this low calorie casserole that uses potatoes. It’s filling, has just the right amount of cheesy goodness, and has a kick of garlic to give it some extra flavor. We really love serving this simple side dish recipe alongside a roasted chicken and a light Spring salad with some oil and vinegar dressing. Keep reading for the recipe…  You can even modify the recipe to use…
  • Cheesy & Crunchy Chicken Swiss Casserole

    Better Recipes Staff
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Don’t you just love an easy casserole recipe that combines a crunchy topping with a bubbly, cheesy center? Well, look no further than this absolutely delicious chicken Swiss casserole. It uses a rotisserie chicken, which means it’s just so easy for you to prepare and enjoy during a hectic weeknight. Just stop and pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way home, and have a meal ready to enjoy in no time at all! Plus, you can customize this recipe to your liking. It’s just wonderful! Keep reading for the recipe…  This casserole is just wonderful when served alongside a…
  • Hearty Halibut and Couscous Mediterranean Stew

    Better Recipes Staff
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    We absolutely love Mediterranean cuisine, and this hearty halibut and couscous stew is loaded with tremendous amounts of flavor. What’s even better? This stew is loaded with nutrients and vitamins that are sure to keep you full and energized! Plus, you can prepare this recipe with a few ingredients and in a short amount of time. This makes an absolutely perfect lunch to serve on the weekends! Just pair it with some toasted pita bread and hummus, and you have a great Mediterranean meal! Keep reading for the recipe…  This stew is just wonderful for a Spring potluck, as both kids…
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  • Venison Tenderloin with Blackberry Brandy Beurre Blanc {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Venison Tenderloin with Blackberry Brandy Beurre Blanc recipe from BBQ Bistro: Simple, Sophisticated French Recipes for Your Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig Venison Tenderloin with Blackberry Brandy Beurre Blanc. Photo credit: Steve Legato Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig (“The BBQ Queens”) on Venison Tenderloin: Venison tenderloin, chops, and steaks are coveted cuts from deer and elk. If you don’t have time to make the sauce, simply grill them with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. But once you taste the sauce you’ll find time to make it. This sauce is wonderful…
  • BBQ Bistro: Simple, Sophisticated French Recipes for Your Grill {Cookbook}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    BBQ Bistro: Simple, Sophisticated French Recipes for Your Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig Publisher: Running Press Publication Date: April 2015 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Planked Scallops with Pistachio Butter BBQ Bistro will take your barbecue from yum to ooh-la-la, bringing the charm and flavor of the French bistro to your own backyard. Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig share their favorite quick and casual bistro recipes for a hot grill. With recipes like Grilled Salmon Benedict, French Feta and Charentais Melon, Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Onion Straws, and more. BBQ Bistro…
  • Planked Scallops with Pistachio Butter {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Planked Scallops with Pistachio Butter recipe from BBQ Bistro: Simple, Sophisticated French Recipes for Your Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig Planked Scallops with Pistachio Butter. Photo credit: Steve Legato   Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig (“The BBQ Queens”) on Planked Scallops: Show your grilling savoir faire with this easy recipe that looks and tastes like you worked all day. Nap these scallops with the wonderful pistachio butter that has all the flavor of a fancy sauce, but it’s no-cook! Just stir the ingredients together for a colorful and delicious…
  • Yummly: Not Just Another Recipe Site

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    I’ve been hearing about Yummly for five years: it launched the same year as Cooks&Books&Recipes. Quite honestly, since there were then, and there are now, so many food sites claiming to collect every single recipe, ever, on the Internet, I figured this was just one more. But Yummly is still around, and it is continuing to grow (~1 million recipes + over 15 million monthly users, and counting), and it is adding more features every day (yes, they have a very cool app). It’s mission is “to be the world’s largest, most powerful, and most helpful food site in the…
  • For the Love of … Chocolate!

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

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    There may no better way to kickoff the weekend after a busy work week then with a refreshing drink. UNLVino is hosting a “Sake Fever” event where celebrity chefs are on hand cooking up some VIP dishes. News 3’s Vicki Gonzalez is at the Red Rock Casino resort to show us the festivities.– for wife, it is not good. marie: a better way to kick off the week after 8a busy work week — a refreshing drink. reed you are at red rocks for the sake of event. reporter: i am lucky. we are at unlv.last night was p. tonight is — p- bubbliscious. tonight is suck a favor. it…
  • Molly Schuyler Takes On The 72 Oz Showdown

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Molly Schuyler Takes on the 72 oz Showdownstay tuned for that. >> we’re cooking a whole lot of steak. listen. we’re among eating royalty. molly skyler, you broke the record. you’re kind of a big deal around here. i heard, as a matter of fact, when you walked into the big texan steak ranch recently, somebody freaked out and they’re like, oh, my god, that’s her. >> i photo bombed them. they were taking a picture of my picture, so i jumped into that their picture. >> first everybody wanted me to ask you, where does it go? you are so thin. it just goes in there. >>…
  • Lago Restaurant Now Open At Bellagio | 3PM

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Lago by Julian Serrano is now open and sits right on the Bellago Fountain lake. The new restaurant offeris great food and amazing views. News 3’s Vicki Gonzalez is there for the opening.and caught fire. marie: back here at home we have the ip reservations off-limits . reed: lago sits right on the bellagio fountain laket food an. the two guns alice kicked and screamed whethey — sent her th. sorry, vicki. i got the short end of the stick today.[inaudible] it is a crisp and clean restaurant. a huge departure from the restaurant thawe are going to ms from toronto. thank you for…
  • Lago Restaurant Now Open At Bellagio | 330PM

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Lago by Julian Serrano is now open and sits right on the Bellago Fountain lake. The new restaurant offeris great food and amazing views. News 3’s Vicki Gonzalez is there for the opening.joining his brother. as what they consider to be a martyr. marie: there’s a new restaurant to explore alago is now open. reed: vicki gonzales is getting a first look. i think you need to lean over and give that guy i know. they say i should give you a kiss. you provided a lovely view for a beautiful friday afteri’m joine. you made the beautiful lobster. talk to us about this. >> selma, tuna,…
  • GMK Talkers

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    GMK Talkersunderway in london… as that city gets ready for the arrival of prince william and kate’s second child. (talkers)-(desk)-10 parking restrictions have been put into place outside the hospital where the duchess of cambridge is due to give birth, the duchess is expected to give birth any day. prince william and kate don’t want to have the same media circus that built up around the hospital when their first child… prince george… was born almost two years ago. authorities have made clear they won’t allow media to camp outside the building until the…
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    The Creamright Blog » The Creamright Blog |

  • Traditional Sweetened Old Fashioned Whipped Cream

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    You’re just minutes away from clouds of pure awesomeness. Nothing beats the flavor and freshness of real whipped cream. Ingredients for 1 pint Whipped Cream Dispenser: 1 pint (2 cups) chilled regular whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar* 1 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional) Procedure: Add sugar and vanilla extract to regular cream and swirl or stir to dissolve completely. Screw on one N20 cream charger and shake 3 to 5 times, depending on desired consistency. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 10 days until needed. Note: Granulated sugar can be substituted. However, with all…
  • 43 Espuma

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Ingredients: 0.5 cups water 7 tablespoons of sugar 0.5 cups white wine 1 x vanilla bean(s) 0.5 tablespoons Licor 43 2 g Xanthan gum Preparation: Scrape out the vanilla bean, combine with the water, white wine and sugar, bring this to the boil and then let sit for 30 minutes. Pass through a fine sieve, bring to the boil once more and mix in the Xanthan. Add the Licor 43 and pass through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously.
  • Sweet Orangerie

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Ingredients: 0.5 cups coffee 0.5 cups amaretto liqueur 0.5 cups orange juice 1.75 cups heavy cream 0.5 cups amaretto syrup 5 x orange(s) 10 x ice cubes 10 x mint leaves Preparation: Mix the coffee with orange juice and amaretto liqueur, and flavor with sugar to taste. Place two orange slices per person and some ice cubes in a high glass and fill with the coffee mixture (makes 8 portions). Put the fresh heavy cream and amaretto syrup into a 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Top each drink immediately with an amaretto crown. Garnish with orange peel shavings…
  • Americano

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    .5 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, blanched 1 cup Martini Rosso 1 cup Martini Bitter 2 x sheet(s) of gelatin 1 3/4 tbsp. blood orange juice Preparation: Soften the gelatin in water. Mix the Martini Rosso, Martini Bitter, and water. Heat up a small amount of the mixture and dissolve the pressed gelatin in it. Add the rest of the mixture and stir well. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 01 US pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Shake vigorously before serving. Pour 21 3/4 tbsp. blood orange juice…
  • Kir Royal Espuma

    9 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    3 x sheet(s) of gelatin 1 3/4 cups Champagne 0.5 cups Crème de cassis Preparation: Heat 1 3/4 cups of champagne, dissolve the softened and pressed gelatin in it, then mix with the rest of the champagne and cassis liqueur. 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. Serve immediately.
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Feta, Mint and Harissa

    Brandon Matzek
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Good morning and Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing a vibrant raw salad made with purple carrots and beets.  These nutrient-packed vegetables are grated, and then tossed with fresh herbs and a bold citrus-harissa vinaigrette.  After a brief rest in the fridge, the salad is finished with crumbles of salty feta cheese. Carrots and beets have been showing up regularly in my weekly Specialty Produce Farmers Market Box, so I’ve been trying out all sorts of cooking preparations to use them up.  This method of soaking grated veg in a spicy, acidic dressing is common in Moroccan cuisine.
  • The Sunday Dish

    Brandon Matzek
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Good afternoon and Happy Sunday!!  I am kicking things off today with a photo from a pink donut tasting I experienced on Friday.  Yes, a pink donut tasting.  On May 3, I am hosting a VIPink Brunch at Westfield Mission Valley (my full-time gig), and there will be a pink Nomad Donut station at the event.  Nomad Donuts is my new favorite donut spot in San Diego, because they can bring. the. flavor.  Seriously, they switch up their donut flavors daily, and they’re always coming up with new, intriguing combinations (sweet and savory).  Check out some of my Nomad Donut Instagram…
  • Roasted Pecan Butter, Honeycomb and Sea Salt Toast

    Brandon Matzek
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Good morning and Happy Monday! Perhaps you are wondering why I am so cheery on a post-Holiday Monday morning.  The reason?  I’m currently enjoying a slice of this Roasted Pecan Butter, Honeycomb and Sea Salt toast.  Crispy, smooth, salty and sweet, this loaded toast starts with a slice of crunchy bread slathered with homemade Roasted Pecan Butter.  Finished with chopped pecans, glistening Maldon salt and dots of sticky honeycomb, this simple-to-prepare breakfast can make any morning a special occasion (especially Mondays!). I mentioned a homemade Roasted Pecan Butter above, and let.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Hand Pies

    Brandon Matzek
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    One of the most classic on-the-go eats, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, gets a dessert makeover in this recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Hand Pies. Stuffed with crunchy peanut butter cream and tangy grape jelly, these golden brown beauties would be a perfect addition to any picnic or afternoon at the beach.  And given that it’s going to be 80+ in San Diego this week, and I’ve got the next 4 days off, I see an afternoon or two at the beach in my very near future. Luckily, these hand pies are super simple to prepare, so I can easily whip them up as needed.  The key?
  • The Sunday Dish

    Brandon Matzek
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Hello and Happy Sunday!!  Today, I’ve got some deeeeelicious links to share with you plus some fun personal updates.  I catered part of a wedding last weekend!!  Oh, and I’ve also got a new donut addiction.  So grab a cocktail, get comfy, and let’s dish.Continue reading: The Sunday DishThe post The Sunday Dish appeared first on Kitchen Konfidence.
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    Within the Kitchen

  • Dragon Fruit Sorbet

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Ingredients2 ripe dragon fruit2 tbsp sugar1/2 lemon, juicedInstructionsScoop out inside of dragon fruit into blender.Add other ingredients.Puree until liquid.Pour into loaf pan and place in freezer.Stir every hour or so until frozen. Takes about 4 hours.Serve.
  • Easy No Bake Cheesecake Cups

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    Shaved chocolate and a cool martini glass finishes off this easy dessert!As much as I love creating desserts from scratch, there are times when I don't have time to make a complicated know, when you are making a big dinner for family or perhaps making so many other dishes you don't have oven space for a dessert. And of course, sometimes you just want a sweet bite of something that doesn't take much time!Layers!This dessert is perfect anytime you don't have the desire to bake or the time! It may not be "gourmet" but it's delicious! Kids love helping create with this dessert so…
  • Chocolate Banana Muffins with Avocado

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

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

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

  • Badshahi Baingan Recipe

    Rambabu Uppada
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:57 pm
    The post Badshahi Baingan Recipe appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Badshahi Baingan Recipe Badshahi baingan recipe is one of the typical Indian curries made with fried brinjals and special Indian spices. It is served as main course, its gravy and texture makes it perfect to have with either rice or parathas. Ingredients: Brinjals – 300 gms. Onions – 2 (Large size and chopped) Tomatoes – 2 (Large size and chopped) Yogurt/ curd – 1 cup Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp. Chilli powder – 2 tsp. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp. Garam masala powder – 1 tsp. Coriander powder – 1 tsp.
  • Potato Raita

    Rambabu Uppada
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    The post Potato Raita appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Potato Raita Potato Raita is one of the simple yet appealing raita recipes. You might have tried different combinations but here you find ingredients which are always available in your kitchen. Yogurt is rich in probiotic bacteria which help in digestion of your food. It helps in absorbing vitamins and minerals from the food you have during your meals. In simple words an Indian food cannot be said complete without accompanied with raita.   Ingredients:   Potatoes (medium sized) – 3 Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (If…
  • Raabdi Recipe

    Rambabu Uppada
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:14 pm
    The post Raabdi Recipe appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Raabdi Recipe Raabdi is known to be one of the traditional Rajasthan sweet recipes. From past Indians are known to trademark as traditional sweet dishes based on their nutritional values. Rabri can be consumed in all kinds of climates. Yes you are right, it’s filled with Iron, calcium, minerals and vitamins. It also helps in reducing cholesterol levels. Now days it has become so popular that Rabdi is known even in south India. Raabdi is loved by all age and is shared on all famous festivals of India. Ingredients: Whole Wheat flour/…
  • How To Make KFC Chicken At Home

    Rambabu Uppada
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The post How To Make KFC Chicken At Home appeared first on Indian Recipe Info How To Make KFC Chicken At Home How to make KFC chicken at home? Yes you are right it’s been trade secret for many years but I tried to break through the magical ingredients of KFC chicken recipe. Although I might miss few secret ingredients here and there but you get almost same taste. I made it easy and you can easily try at your home. To get crispy and spicy chicken recipe, you need to simply follow my tips here. I tried to simplify procedure for your comfort.   Ingredients:   Whole chicken – 1…
  • Aratikaya Masala Pulusu

    Rambabu Uppada
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:33 pm
    The post Aratikaya Masala Pulusu appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Aratikaya Masala Pulusu Aratikaya Masala Pulusu is one of the south Indian spicy vegetable curries made from raw banana and tamarind pulp. It goes well with chapatis or plain rice. It is one of the healthy recipes, it is rich in fiber and starch which helps in controlling blood sugar levels and lower your weight by lowering cholesterol. Ingredients:   Raw bananas – 4 Curry leaves – 8 Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp. Black mustard seeds – ¼ tsp. Tamarind paste – 1 ½ tsp. Red chilli powder – ½ tsp. Cumin seeds…
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    Good Food Life

  • Good Karma Kale Salad Recipe

    Guest Blogger
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Spring is a great time of year for kale and I look forward to it in my Full Circle deliveries. Many times people aren’t sure what to do with it and this is a super simple, no cooking recipe. You can do the kale in advance and top with the tomatoes and sunflower seeds right before serving. The massaged kale is great for days in the refrigerator. It is also really easy to get creative with this recipe. Just change up the toppings based on what you have on hand. PrintGood Karma Kale Salad Ingredients8-12 kale leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil juice of half a lemon pinch of sea salt 1 avocado…
  • Grilled Pork Chops with Peach-Mustard BBQ Sauce

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Nothing brings me back to childhood summers quite like the aroma of smoldering charcoal. If it required heat for cooking, we put it on the grill—meat, seafood, vegetables and everything in between. It was always a family effort and I miss those early evening dinners out on the porch. But daydreaming about summer meals doesn’t make them a reality, so with BBQ season quickly approaching it’s time to experiment with a new recipe: peach-mustard pork chops. PrintGrilled Pork Chops with Peach-Mustard BBQ Sauce Yield: 4 servings Ingredients4 farm-raised pork chops (look for cuts about 1 ½…
  • Winter Couscous Salad Recipe

    2 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Spring is in sight and boy are we ready for it. Until then we’re in a place of squash and soul-warming food. Stored away for times like this, when hearty dishes are all you crave. So I’m calling this salad hearty, not because it’s fatty and has tons of meat but because it’s mostly couscous dotted with some tasty veggies and other treats and I think that counts for something. This salad is great to serve to guests or to prepare at the beginning of the week and keep in your fridge to have for weekday lunches or dinners. Serve with grilled chicken breast or steak for a…
  • Orange & Celery Salad Recipe

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    A bright salad to brighten your week. With crunchy celery and refreshing oranges, this salad is a perfect way to use whats available in the Full Circle boxes. Walnuts add a nice crunch and nutty flavor to this otherwise crisp dish. PrintOrange & Celery Salad Recipe Ingredients2 blood oranges 2 oranges 1/2 head celery, cleaned and cut into stalks 1/2 head fennel, green tops removed 1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces 1/3 cup shaved parmigiano cheese 2 1/2 Tbl olive oil juice of one lemon salt & pepperInstructionsPeel the oranges with your knife by cutting off a small piece from both ends. Stand…
  • Farro & Vegetable Winter Casserole Recipe

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    A hearty one dish meal featuring whole grains and winter vegetables. This rich and filling recipe is easy to prepare ahead and heat up in the oven, making it great for quick weeknight dinners. While this is a vegetarian recipe you can also add ground meat, or additional root vegetables that you have in the house. PrintFarro and Vegetable Winter Casserole Recipe Yield: 6-8 Servings Ingredients1 cup Emmer farro 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced 1 cup sweet onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic, finely diced 1 large bunch of spinach, steamed and chopped 2 cups milk 6 eggs, whisked with 1 tablespoon of…
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    Eat In Eat Out

  • Savoury Zucchini Waffles

    8 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Not just for breakfast anymore! These Savoury Zucchini Waffles are delicious alone or a perfect partner for chicken. What’s up with waffles lately? I’ve always loved them, but lately I’m seeing sweet waffles shared everywhere from Instagram to Pinterest. Waffles can easily be changed up by swapping out white flour for whole wheat and adding flax seeds or chia. The options for breakfast waffles... Read More » The post Savoury Zucchini Waffles appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Milk Chocolate Nutella Cream Pie

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Sweet of the Month for April: is perfectly light while still deliciously decadent I don’t know what is it about April, or maybe Easter, but I start thinking about Nutella… weird? Last April I came up with this delicious Milk Chocolate Nutella Torte, that was a real Easter table stunner! I love the combination of chocolate with hazelnuts, what... Read More » The post Milk Chocolate Nutella Cream Pie appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Eat In Eat Out Magazine – Spring 2015

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    THE SPRING ISSUE IS ONLINE AND IT’S ALL ABOUT HEALTHY EATING At this point, bringing up the fact that this was the coldest February in Toronto – ON RECORD – is just pushing salt into an old wound. Let’s instead think ‘happy’ thoughts of tulips, green grass and fresh local produce… ahh… Spring at last! Even though I... Read More » The post Eat In Eat Out Magazine – Spring 2015 appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Tell us about your favourite food blog

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Now it’s your turn to tell us about your favourite food blogger. Is there a food blog that you love to read each week? Is there a food blogger that truly inspires you to learn and be be a better cook? Is there a food blogger that shoots photos that are a work of art? YES??... Read More » The post Tell us about your favourite food blog appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Lori’s Famous Maple Baked Beans

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Maple Baked Beans aren’t just for summer bbq, they make a great side for that Easter ham. Starting to plan your Easter dinner? It’s not that far away. Even though I love love love me some delicious turkey, I usually plan for a roasted ham at Easter. My famous Maple Baked Beans as a side to the ham along with a... Read More » The post Lori’s Famous Maple Baked Beans appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
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    Nicole's Nutrition--Atlanta Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • 3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes!

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    These are the easiest protein pancakes that I have ever made. They do get a little crumbly because they are only 3 ingredients. But, the taste is still great, and they are very filling due to the high protein and fiber content. I will also give you options of other ingredients you can add to enhance the texture and flavor. 3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes Makes 1 serving of 4 medium pancakes 1.5 scoops of a good quality grass-fed whey protein (sweetened with stevia is preferable) about 1/4 cup coconut flour about 2 Tbsp. brown rice flour Other ingredients you could add if you have on hand: 1/2…
  • Healthy Snack Idea: Roasted Chickpeas

    15 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Sometimes get tired of the usual snacks: veggies, hummus, fresh fruits, bars, seeds, and nuts. And that is when I whip up some roasted chickpeas! I had been buying the pre-packacked Good Bean snacks from Target, Whole Foods, or HomeGoods. I love them, but one pack is about $4. You can make them on your own for about $2 (plus the cost of energy to cook them) and you can make double or triple the amount. I will say that The Good Beans snacks come out much dryer and crispier than the ones you make at home (unless you have a good quality dehydrator–you could get closer). Roasted Chickpeas…
  • Loaded Baked Cauliflower

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Instead of a loaded baked potato, how about loaded baked mashed cauliflower? Sounds like a delicious idea to me. It is grain free, gluten free, soy free. It is not dairy free, although you could use a vegan cheese or skip the dairy altogether and use more garlic and olive oil. This isn’t the prettiest picture, but I was too excited to eat it that I couldn’t wait to fancy up my picture! Haha. I would recommend making either one large casserole of this in a 9×13 pan or using individual ramekin baking dishes to make everyone their own loaded faux-potato side dish. That makes for…
  • Mobile Nutrition Counseling

    11 Jan 2015 | 6:29 am
    NOW AVAILABLE: Mobile Nutrition Counseling via your phone! Users will have a Registered Dietitian (Nicole) assigned to their personal, private account for daily tracking, feedback and recommendations on your daily diet, 7 days per week. Users will record their diet with the mobile application throughout the day and automatically build a daily profile of their diet. At midnight, the profile is passed to your assigned Registered Dietitian for evaluation and feedback on that specific 24 hour timeline. The relationship is private, secure and convenient for users. Who Can Benefit? Those looking…
  • Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

    5 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I have seen this cauliflower “fried rice” idea on Pinterest, and have been wanting to try it out to see if it is as good as it looks. It turned out really well! And it was easier to make (and took less time) than I thought. This recipe works well on my grain free diet that I am doing right now. And is gluten free as long as you use gluten free soy sauce. Cauliflower “Fried Rice” Ingredients: 1 lb. chicken breast or tenderloins diced and marinated ahead of time in San-J cooking sauce (gluten free, GMO free) 1-2 Tbsp. gluten free tamari soy sauce (I use the San-J brand)…
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    Eclectic Recipes

  • Do More With Your Dollar and Help Improve Kids Reading Skills

    Angie McGowan
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This is my son, and his dog, Coco. When Coco’s not attached to my hip, he can be found with Julien. He’s such a good  dog, and a great family pet. He helps teach my son responsibility, patience, and […]
  • Individual Springtime Fillo Quiches

    Angie McGowan
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Can you believe it’s almost Easter! It’s just a few days away, and I think this is the first Easter in years I haven’t bought a pretty new Easter dress shiny new white shoes. I’ve got to get on the ball. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, must be this rapidly growing baby in […]
  • Mexican Couscous Chicken Salad

    Angie McGowan
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever envisioned yourself on one of those cool cooking shows on Food Network? Maybe that show Chopped? When I watch shows like that I find myself always screaming at the T.V. “No don’t add that!” or “Those flavors don’t go together!” When I’m safe within the confines of my living room, it’s easy to […]
  • Celebrate Bahama Breeze’s #VivaLaRita

    Angie McGowan
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s been a long cold winter, even here in Florida. I know it sounds crazy to all you guys who have to tough it out in the real cold, but we’re just as ready for […]
  • Puff Pastry Egg Tarts

    Angie McGowan
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    Last week when I made my Mixed Berry Napoleons, I made extra puff pastry for a quick breakfast the next morning. I split the puff pastry, added some Nutella and fresh fruit and served it to my overjoyed family. My husband loved those breakfast treats so much, he insisted I find more ways to incorporate […]
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Shrimp Tacos with Corn and Avocado Salsa

    Lynne Webb
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    A light, flavorful taco filled with sautéed shrimp and a fresh salsa made with corn, tomato, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro and lime. Read more →
  • Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

    Lynne Webb
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    A one-dish, meatless meal of rich, creamy risotto flavored with a puree of asparagus, fresh lemon, olive oil and a bit of garlic. Read more →
  • Tilapia With Curried Grapefruit-Banana Sauce

    Lynne Webb
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    Top mild white fish like tilapia with this uniquely-flavored, creamy pan sauce made with grapefruit, banana, fresh ginger, shallots and a bit of yellow curry powder. Read more →
  • Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Asparagus

    Lynne Webb
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:53 am
    Chicken tenders, fresh asparagus and whole wheat spaghetti combine with fresh, Asian-style ingredients like scallions, ginger, sesame and garlic to make a light and easy, one-dish dinner. Read more →
  • Salmon Burgers w/Sun-Dried Tomato-Chive Mayo

    Lynne Webb
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Made with fresh salmon, garlic, parsley and panko, and topped with a sun-dried tomato and chive mayonnaise, these flavorful, pan-seared salmon burgers are a good choice for an light and easy weeknight meal. Read more →
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Green & Blacks New Thins REVIEWED: 100g Chocolate Bars in Dark, Milk, Mint, and Salted Caramel

    Judith Lewis
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    I have to admit to something – before I was sent these bars I had already tasted and judged them. It’s hard to mistake the distinctive logo of G&B on bars, plus their distinctive leaf logo and so as the … Continue reading → The post Green & Blacks New Thins REVIEWED: 100g Chocolate Bars in Dark, Milk, Mint, and Salted Caramel appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Academy of Chocolate Awards

    Judith Lewis
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The Academy of Chocolate Awards, now taking place for the 7th time, is a highly anticipated event in the international chocolate calendar. This year’s Awards received a record number of entries with over 500 products. As a result more judges … Continue reading → The post Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Academy of Chocolate Awards appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Paul A Young Easter Collection for 2015

    Judith Lewis
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    I absolutely love Paul A Young chocolates and before my office relocated I used to walk to his shop frequently to buy salted caramels or a billionaire shortbread or a cookie or, you know, all of the above One of … Continue reading → The post Paul A Young Easter Collection for 2015 appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Chococo Easter Eggs in Coffee and Cocoa Nibs

    Judith Lewis
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Chococo celebrated its 12th birthday in December 2014 and yetthey are still making all their chocolates by hand, still using fresh ingredients, using even more local ingredients than ever before, still being innovative, giving that personal service to its customers … Continue reading → The post Chococo Easter Eggs in Coffee and Cocoa Nibs appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Selfridges Easter 2015 is Rather Exciting

    Judith Lewis
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    Pierre Marcolini who have a rather lovely range of chocolate Easter eggs and are in Selfridges exclusively have shipped their lovely Russian Doll eggs over from Brussels and into London. They are slightly deceptive in that the two larger eggs … Continue reading → The post Selfridges Easter 2015 is Rather Exciting appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    The Menu Mom

  • Coupons 4/8/15

    8 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
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    1 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
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  • W.W.A.Y.D. – What Would Awesome You Do?

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    One of my dear friends is looking for 1111 people to make an “Awesomization Nation” I have joined up and am really looking forward to it – this is about being purposeful. I think it might be a great fit for some of you! What Would Awesome YOU Do? – Awesomize your Business, Your Life, and the World Check it out here: Name Email
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    24 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
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  • My Life

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    Life has been on the crazy chaotic side (as always) – let me see if I can give you a synopsis Taxes – I got the crazy idea to start using GoDaddy Books instead of Microsoft Money.  Well…  it is nice now, but it took me literally a week – full time – to get it all organized as I imported every single transaction over the past 15 months and categorized them all.  Hopefully tax time next year will be much simpler, but this year… BLECH!  They are done.  So now it is just paying the big tax bill. Adoption parenting has been HARD the last month.  Matt and I…
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    Simple Plate

  • Lemon Herb Chicken Piccata

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    This Chicken Piccata makes for a wicked easy mid-week dinner, that your family will love and guests will ooooooh and ahhhhhh over. Lighter than classic piccata, but still full of bright lemon notes as well as the famed briney capers. I use fresh herbs, and dry white vermouth to bring out the herbal flavors. And […]
  • Simple Sundays Link Party #8

    Social Guru
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to Simply Sundays on Simple Plate, link party week number eight! You are all so full of inspiration and great ideas!  Did you bake something delicious this week? Repurpose or refashion something beautiful for your yard? Whatever it may be, keep the great posts coming! Every week we find the best of the best […]
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Smoky Vegetarian Fajitas

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    There is nothing better than the sound of a sizzling fajita platter coming to your table at a Mexican restaurant. Served with warm corn tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, and avocado – this dish just screams deliciousness. I’m a creature of habit – every time the husband and I go to a Mexican restaurant, I’ll usually order fajitas. I love them not only because they are tasty, spicy and served right off the grill, but also because it allows me to customize my own tacos/burritos from the platter: I can add more veggies and less cheese, just a tiny smidgen of sour cream…
  • A Healthy Snack Giveaway from Tosi Superbites!

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Hi Everyone! This month’s giveaway is brought to you by Tosi Superbites — the makers of a vegan, gluten-free, low glycemic, high-fiber, organic, non-GMO snack! These crunchy and delicious superfood snacks are available in two flavors – Cashew and Almond. They feel like a cross between a crunchy granola bar and a nut-cluster. They are filling and taste absolutely amazing. Each (HUGE) bar has 240 calories, 8g fiber, 4g sugar, and 10g protein. I usually eat about half the bar for a snack and feel totally satisfied. And now, one lucky reader will win a prize pack of Super…
  • Simple Slow-Cooker Yellow Dal

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    “Dal” is an absolute staple in our house. It is pure and simple, Indian comfort food. Essentially, it is spiced lentil stew. Rich, warm spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander fill my kitchen when I’m cooking dal. And the husband always loves it. Layla does too! She eats it up with no problems at all. You can make dal with just about any type of lentil. I like using yellow split peas – or “chana dal” because of their flavor and texture. But I’ve made dal with red lentils, small black lentils, even black eyed peas! You can use the same spice combo…
  • Spicy Bean and Quinoa Salad with “Mole” Vinaigrette

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

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

  • My New Fitness and Nutrition Plan

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:08 am
    Sorry about the cliffhanger in my last post. I figured it would be easier to split things up instead of having one giant ramble. I’m turning 32 next month. The abundance of advice I have read about being in your thirties all seem to spew the same nugget of wisdom: get your health under control now, because this is when things start going south. I’ve been extremely fortunate to be in good health my entire life (knocking on some IKEA wood right now), but it’s definitely in the back of my mind that my luck will run out if I don’t take better care of myself. Eating…
  • The Next Phase

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Ready for a bit of a shock? I cancelled my Weight Watchers subscription last night. I have spent the last few weeks contemplating whether or not to continue with Weight Watchers. I have barely tracked since the beginning of the year. I have also only attended a handful of Weight Watchers meetings. I’m paying almost $45/month for something I’m just not using. I haven’t gained weight back but I also haven’t been losing any more. I  felt stuck the last few months, so I’ve decided it’s time to change things up. Hopefully these biceps will be a little more…
  • Week 22: Weigh Watchers Weigh In

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

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

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

  • Egg in a Nest

    2 Apr 2015 | 1:05 am
    Like the avocado egg cups I posted here some months ago, this egg in a nest was inspired by a pin I discovered on Pinterest. When I followed the link, I was not suprised in the least to find that it was a Pioneer Woman’s recipe on Food Network. She is, afterall, the Queen of Yumminess. Guys, I can’t tell you how awesome these baked eggs are. Easy to make and requiring simple ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can make a huge batch in a jiffy to enjoy breakfasts or any time of the day you need a quick energy boost. Enjoy! Egg in a Nest Print Prep time: 15 mins Cook…
  • Beef Fajitas

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Fajitas are a popular Tex-Mex cuisine consisting of grilled meats and vegetables presented taco-style with corn or flour tortillas with pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and lime wedges are often served on the side as condiments. The fajita traces its humble beginnings as far back as the late 1930’s in the South Texas ranch lands. It was then a common practice to give tougher cuts of meat to Hispanic ranch workers as partial compensation for their services. These less desirable meats were often marinated in spices and tenderizers, grilled over wood flames and then rolled between warm…
  • Spinach Stuffed Chicken

    14 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    Here I am (finally) with a spankin’ fresh recipe, spinach-stuffed chicken. In this delightful dish, chicken breasts are filled with creamed spinach and rolled in seasoned Panko crumbs. The stuffed chicken parcels are then baked in the oven until moist and gooey in the inside and golden and crisp on the outside. They’re wonderful paired with a green salad for a light lunch or served over pasta for a satisfying dinner meal. Enjoy! Spinach Stuffed Chicken Print Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 55 mins Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients 4 (4 ounces each) boneless,…
  • Italian Meatballs

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Planning your Superbowl shindig? Guys, these Italian meatballs are a must! Plump, juicy, moist, flavorful, they’ll surely be the first to disappear on your buffet table. When I make these meatballs for parties, I usually serve them plain with different kinds of sauces on the side (sweet and sour sauce, marinara and BBQ sauce are favorites) so guests can help themselves to the flavor boosts they prefer. For super tender meatballs, I use equal parts of ground pork and ground beef to achieve a good ratio of fat. I grate my onions instead of chopping which gives the meatballs wonderful…
  • Cajun Buffalo Chicken Bites

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    With a recipe archive heavy on jalapeno poppers, sweet chili bacon-wrapped chicken tenders and beef taquitos, it is safe to assume I am all about fun foods. Every year, I look forward to Superbowl, not because I can tell a linebacker from a quarterback, but because I can’t get enough of the fabulous game day eats. These cajun buffalo chicken wing bites have been making regular appearance on my Football Sunday menu. Inspired by a recipe I found on Frank’s Red Hot site, I used breaded and deep-fried boneless chicken pieces instead of bone-in wings for a less-mess enjoyment. I also…
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    The Development of Taste

  • Sometimes a writer needs to eat alone

    9 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. This short piece was originally meant to be a chapter in my forthcoming memoir: Born Hungry, Stories about sweet love, bitter greens and losing my religion. It didn’t make the final cut for the book, but I enjoyed it and hope you do too. Dining out alone is the toughest thing I force myself to...  Read More » The post Sometimes a writer needs to eat alone appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts: I am a writer. On writing a story worth reading Party like an Introvert
  • 9 Ways to Rock Your Meal Plan: Meal Planning 101

    29 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Over the years I have discovered that music and meal planning have an awful lot in common. The same basic rules apply to pulling off weeknight dinners as are necessary to garner good reviews of a show. Most of us will never make-like-Mick Jagger and rock out an arena, but if you follow these nine...  Read More » The post 9 Ways to Rock Your Meal Plan: Meal Planning 101 appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts: One Simple Mom’s 2 Weeks of Stress-Free Food: quick recipes for $150 and 4 hours Be A Real…
  • A Chocolate Lover’s Hot Chocolate Recipe and the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself This Year

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. This is the sixth installment in our annual Savor the Holidays series. For today’s thoughts, we welcome back Joy B. Rudolph to share here thoughts on self-care and hot chocolate. As part of my faith tradition I celebrate Advent. This means I spend intentional time each day of December anticipating Christmas and what that day means...  Read More » The post A Chocolate Lover’s Hot Chocolate Recipe and the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself This Year appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts:…
  • Peppermint Chocolate Cherry Cookies

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Can a cookie change the world? Maybe it can. This month it brought over 500 food bloggers together to take a whack at kids cancer. This year I participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014. The annual holiday tradition helps to raise money for Cookies for Kids Cancer, an organization that helps fight...  Read More » The post Peppermint Chocolate Cherry Cookies appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts: Valentine’s Day Cherry Cookies Recipe A Minimalist Guide to Holiday Baking Savor the…
  • How to Peel Tomatoes, Weekend Cooking Techniques #7

    6 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Jacques Pepin mentions using a peeled tomato as a garnish. I tried it and it tastes great, but let’s be honest, that’s a lot of fussy nonsense for a garnish. The real reason we want to peel and seed tomatoes is to make a good sauce. This technique takes less than one minute to complete,...  Read More » The post How to Peel Tomatoes, Weekend Cooking Techniques #7 appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts: How to seed a cucumber: Weekend Cooking Techniques #5 How to make duxelles: Weekend Cooking…
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    Whiskey Bacon

  • Le Manhattan Bistro – Wilkes Barre, Pa

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    ‘Where are we?’ We literally blindly followed the advice of friends, which is always a 100% totally reliable way to make meal choices, to come to Le Manhattan. We knew there was French food, that fellow Traveling Circus fiends liked the place, and that was it. We had fallen head over heads for the menu. It was a blind-date for sure. On arrival, we were underdressed, over enthusiastic,  and really bad loud. (So a bad blind date?) Truth be told, it was more fun than it should be. (Should French dining be… fun?) But no matter what, Le Manhattan is a blind date worth…
  • Creamy Shrimp and Grits

    5 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
      There’s an ongoing joke that I’m a non-southern Southerner. My family is from the South and cooking wise, I tend to identify with those roots. While I’ve lived all over the U.S., I’ve only ever visited the South. So I guess I’m Southern-by-association. What’s the point of this? I love Southern cooking and Southern dishes. I grew up eating them and when I visit, diet be damned, I’m eating like a backwater native!  The last time the Whiskey Bacon crew went south we had shrimp and grits, with the grits being a spicy grit cake with bacon. So…
  • Peanut Butter Bacon Brownies

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    Two reasons I should not be the one making brownies – I don’t bake well and I hate chocolate. Not despise or dislike. Hate. Without the presence of peanut butter, chocolate is a crime against humanity. Yeah, I said it…bring it on! So why did I attempt these brownies? Why the hell not! Peanut butter and bacon are sexiness personified and without that nasty chocolate fellow hanging around, they both get a chance to shine. All kidding aside, I also love peanut butter… probably in an unhealthy way. I saw and tried one of those ’3 ingredient magical…
  • Bacon Puff Cookie Stars: Cookies for Kids Cancer

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    When OXO offered some kitchen cookie freebies, the literal first thought I had was, “Can I make bacon cookies?” Kids love cookies. It’s perfect logic in a crispy bacon brain. So that, on top of the charity bonus, made it a great big yes to another OXO post. In addition to giving 10 cents from select items sold to the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer cause, OXO is donating $100  for each blog post dedicated to the cause in September. OXO Good Cookies will be donating up to $100,000 to the cause, so we’re hoping to make them shell out in the name of awesome causes…
  • Broccoli and Kale Soup

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

  • Sri Lankan Recipes E-Book Giveaway

    12 Apr 2015 | 3:13 am
    Dear recipe lovers, Sinhala Tamil new year is around the corner and everyone must be busy with preparing mouthwatering sweets and snacks for this new year. While you preparing delectable sweets and snacks why don’t you share your recipes with us? And those who are sharing delicious recipe with us … Continue reading The post Sri Lankan Recipes E-Book Giveaway appeared first on My SriLankan Recipes.
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    Rawfully Tempting™

  • Dairy-Free, Raw Ice Cream

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

    Barbara Kessler Shevkun
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Blueberry Muffins have always been a big comfort food in my life. These no-bake, raw vegan treats are well worth the effort. The taste and mouth-feel are outstanding! Now you can have them too! READ MORE »
  • Water Kefir Lab/Workshop - 3-22-15

    Barbara Kessler Shevkun
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Learn how to prepare this refreshing, effervescent "soda" for pennies a bottle. Water kefir contains over 40 strains of probiotics. Fermenting this mildly sweet liquid into a healthy, hydrating beverage is tons of fun...easy to do, and good for your gut.READ MORE »
  • RAW FOOD Interview - What Matters Most (with Eric Anzalone and Rawfully ...

    Barbara Kessler Shevkun
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
  • Sesame-Almond Milk (Dairy Free)

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

  • Thai Pumpkin Soup {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Thai Pumpkin Soup is the ultimate winter warmer. Serve this fragrant soup with a swirl of coconut milk and fresh coriander (cilantro). Today I’m revisiting (and rephotographing) an old recipe. In fact it is the first time I have revisited an old recipe in 7 years of blogging. Click to continue reading Thai Pumpkin Soup {vegan}. The post Thai Pumpkin Soup {vegan} appeared first on Delicious Everyday. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now to get the latest updates from Delicious Everyday (formerly Delicieux)This feed has moved to:…
  • Miso Honey Glazed Pumpkin with Quinoa {gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Butternut pumpkin is roasted in a miso honey and sesame oil glaze on a bed of quinoa. The quinoa becomes beautifully crispy at the edges to contrast with the soft pumpkin. Serve with your favourite steamed greens. Click to continue reading Miso Honey Glazed Pumpkin with Quinoa {gluten free}. The post Miso Honey Glazed Pumpkin with Quinoa {gluten free} appeared first on Delicious Everyday. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now to get the latest updates from Delicious Everyday (formerly Delicieux)This feed has moved to:…
  • Tahini Caramel Buckwheat Balls

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    These Tahini Caramel Buckwheat Balls are a wonderful healthy chocolatey treat to enjoy this Easter. I’ll start by admitting that these are a little fiddly, but, in my opinion at least, totally worth it. Click to continue reading Tahini Caramel Buckwheat Balls. The post Tahini Caramel Buckwheat Balls appeared first on Delicious Everyday. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now to get the latest updates from Delicious Everyday (formerly Delicieux)This feed has moved to:              
  • Chickpea Pancakes with Avocado, Tomato and Watercress {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    These gluten free and vegan chickpea and avocado pancakes are a healthy and satisfying way to start your day. This colourful, healthy and satisfying breakfast of chickpea pancakes with avocado, tomato and watercress is something I look forward to each morning. Click to continue reading Chickpea Pancakes with Avocado, Tomato and Watercress {vegan}. The post Chickpea Pancakes with Avocado, Tomato and Watercress {vegan} appeared first on Delicious Everyday. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now to get the latest updates from Delicious Everyday (formerly Delicieux)This feed has moved to:…
  • Spelt, zucchini and lemon cake

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:51 pm
    This Spelt Zucchini and Lemon Cake is a beautiful, moist, dairy free cake with a fresh zing of lemon. And it is a wonderful way to get kids to eat their vegetables! As far as vegetable cakes go it is hard to beat a good carrot cake, but I think this Spelt, Zucchini and Lemon Cake comes a close second. Click to continue reading Spelt, zucchini and lemon cake. The post Spelt, zucchini and lemon cake appeared first on Delicious Everyday. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now to get the latest updates from Delicious Everyday (formerly Delicieux)This feed has moved to:…
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  • Roasted Radishes and Carrots with a Lemon Dill Sauce

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Roasted radishes and carrots drizzled with a lemon butter dill sauce will be the talk of the table. Not only are they trendy, but they’re healthy and delicious too!  Looking for a new and trendy side dish for spring? Try roasted radishes. They’re on the list of food trends for 2015. Really! Who knew that this vibrant-colored vegetable, that pops up so easily in a garden (even for a brown thumb like me) would be so tasty when caramelized in the oven? They are good for so much more than just a pretty salad garnish! These are typical radishes that you find in a grocery store. I…
  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    22 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps topped with cashews come together in minutes for an easy fake-out of this restaurant favorite. Completely transform last night’s chicken dinner with this cook once, eat twice meal! I sure hope you have some extra Blackened Chicken Breast with a touch of honey tucked away! If so, these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps will come together in minutes. Minutes. (I’m just saying, my mantra is: it’s always a good idea to make lots of chicken when you’re cooking!) If so, this is a cook once, eat twice meal. And…if that’s something that…
  • Blackened Chicken Breast with a Touch of Honey

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Blackened Chicken Breast is kissed with a touch of honey for the perfect combination of heat and sweet. Make plenty of this easy bake recipe. I’ll give you lots of ideas for the leftovers!  It’s March madness around here…and not just the basketball variety (although we are following that too!) School projects. Tests. Soccer games. Dance class. Spring break. Easter. There’s a lot going on. When life gets crazy, I pull out a tried and true recipe that is easy to prepare. Blackened Chicken Breast for the Win! Here’s why I like it so much: It’s not super…
  • Curried Cauliflower Rice in Minutes

    11 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    It takes less time to make a batch of Curried Cauliflower Rice than it takes to order takeout…and you won’t have to leave the house either. It’s a bold claim! But, I’ve got a tip that will put this recipe on your plate in less than 15 minutes. Prepping the Cauliflower Making cauliflower “rice” is sooo much easier than you might imagine. (I’m talking to all the naysayers out there who haven’t tried making this trendy “rice” before.) It might take 10 minutes the first time you do it. But, you’re going to fall in love with this…
  • Crock Pot Beef and Vegetables Plus Easy Pot Pies

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Crock Pot Beef and Vegetables simmer all day in a rich Red Wine Sauce that you’ll enjoy sopping up with a piece of bread…which just happens to be the inspiration for Easy Pot Pies the next day. This is a cook once, eat twice recipe! You need this Crock Pot Beef and Vegetables Recipe in your life! This dinner is special occasion worthy and weeknight friendly! Beef and vegetables are slow cooked in a red wine sauce that fills the house with an amazing aroma of good things to come…with very little effort on your part. Just come home from work and enjoy. It’s also loaded…
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • undhiyu recipe, how to make gujarati undhiyu | surti undhiyu recipe

    dassana amit
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    gujarati undhiyu recipe with step by step photos – a not so time taking and easy surti undhiyu recipe. undhiyu is a one pot vegetable casserole dish that is the hallmark of gujarati vegetarian cuisine. generally preparing undhiyu takes a lot of time and needs patience. traditionally the veggies are cooked or fried in batches. this recipe of undhiyu does not take much time, as all the veggies along with the methi muthia are steamed in a pressure cooker. though, if you want you can also cook the veggies in a large pot or pan. thus the recipe is easy as well as healthy. i have also added…
  • achari paneer recipe, how to make achari paneer| paneer recipes

    dassana amit
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    achari paneer recipe with step by step photos – robust flavored paneer gravy made with achari masala or pickling spices. paneer gravies are often made at home. i experiment and try making various gravies for paneer. i had experimented with achari paneer a couple of time before, but the results were not that great. i again tried making achari paneer some days back and this time the result was too good. so made it again and clicked the pics. this is a really good achari paneer recipe. the robustness of the pickling spices or achari masala makes its presence felt without getting over…
  • mango falooda recipe, how to make mango falooda recipe

    dassana amit
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    mango falooda recipe with step by step photos – a summer indian dessert full of mango flavors. the mango season has officially begun in india. so do expect some mango recipes on the blog. this mango falooda is kind of death by mangoes as one of my friend pointed out, or you can also say mango heaven. mango puree, chopped mangoes and mango ice cream all go into the falooda. the rose syrup, milk and sabja seeds give a lovely cooling touch. this is a very simple falooda without the addition of mango custard and mango jelly. though if you want, you can add both mango custard and jelly. you…
  • oats upma recipe, how to make vegetable oats upma recipe

    dassana amit
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    oats upma recipe with step by step photos – easy to prepare vegetable oats upma recipe. sharing oats upma as i have got many requests to share oats recipes. i will try to add some more oats recipes. the recipe is simple and gets done within 30 minutes including both the preparation and cooking. i prepare this oats upma the way i make rava upma. i have added some finely chopped veggies and i do suggest to add them as they give a good texture and of course a nutritional boost to the upma. you can add your choice of veggies. i usually stick to the trio of carrots, french beans and green…
  • jowar roti recipe, how to make jowar roti | jowar bhakri recipe

    dassana amit
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    jowar roti recipe with step by step pics – jowar roti or jowar bhakri are flat breads made with sorghum flour. these rotis are also called as jolada rotti in karnataka. sorghum is a healthy millet which is good in minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorous and iron. being rich in antioxidants, its good for the heart too and is diabetic friendly. jowar is also an excellent gluten free flour. jowar rotis have a nice soft texture and even on cooling do not become hard or chewy. on my visits to some parts of maharashtra, we were served jowar rotis in a thali with pitla (a thick but…
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    Ale Simple Recipes | Ale Simple Recipes

  • Yogurt and Apple cake (butter free) for a perfect Spring Cake

    Alessandra Neri
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness according to Jane Austen.Why don’t combine apples and yogurt to bake a butter free cake then?In this post I prepared a healthy and simple yogurt and apple cake. Healthy because doesn’t contain butter. This  cake is soft, yummy and lemon scented thanks to lemon zest. It worth a try. As usual, please let me know what you think in the comment at the end of this page. yogurt and apple cake with sugar decorations on topHere below another photo taken by myself about the cake when it is ready.
  • My Saint Valentine’s Coffee Moments

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

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

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

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

  • 4 Modern Passover Recipes
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you find yourself struggling at all this year with the seder you are not alone.  Mother Nature threw us for a loop this year with some crazy snow falls this year that brought the holiday on fairly quickly.  Hence, I thought could share with you some of my best Passover-friendly dishes that have been quite successful on my end.  Relax, Enjoy and Happy Pesach! Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Crunchy Walnuts Let’s talk cabbage for a moment, shall we?  Frankly, I think this veggie has been severely masked for quite some time now.  Chopped up in cole slaw,…
  • Recipe: Simple Thyme Baked Chicken
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The plan for dinner was, there was no plan.  Fortunately, I had some chicken thighs in the fridge and a few sprigs of thyme hanging around, which gave me the idea for thyme baked chicken. This simple baked chicken takes only a few minutes to prepare. It’s a one-pan dish, perfect for those nights when the thought of fussing with more than one pan is just not in the cards. A little brush of olive oil with some seasoning and fresh herb, put it in the oven and let the delicious smells fill up your kitchen. Toss up a hearty salad and you’ve got one healthy delicious meal in the matter of…
  • Recipe: Sweet Mini Oreo Magic Bars
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    When it comes to desserts, I take the Easy Street.  No-fuss or muss (is that a word?) for me is usually the way to go!  Naturally decadent and delicious are the two “d’s” that are absolutely imperative for Valentine’s Day without a doubt!  These “Sweet Mini Oreo Magic Bars are just 6-ingredients and a cinch to make The soft chocolate-coconut center with the crunchy Oreo topping is seriously heaven on a plate!!! And remember…a nibble never ever hurts. Servings: 24 Nibbles Ingredients 1/2 cup butter (4 tablespoons) 1-14oz. bag or box of mini OREOS 14 oz. can sweetened…
  • Recipe: Caramelized Onion Dip
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    With a little more than a week to go until Super Bowl XLIX it’s time to start planning the game-day feast. And what’s better than a new dip to add to the big-game menu?  Nothing! Update the old-school onion soup mix version of onion dip with caramelized onions for a new spin. This made from scratch caramelized onion dip is a bit cleaner with a savory and sweet flavor that gets tied together with a blend of creamy Greek Yogurt, Sour Cream and Cream Cheese. You’ll never want to go back to be pre-made dip. So, dunk in your favorite veggies and enjoy crudité heaven all around.
  • Recipe: Zucchini Pasta with Grated Parmesan Cheese
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:41 am
    Resolutions…Resolutions…blah blah blah. I’m not here to read you the riot act on healthy eating.  We all know what we have to do and what we shouldn’t do.  However, I am here to provide you with some delicious foodie tools that just might get you motivated to cook a bit more and order in a bit less.  This Zucchini & Roasted Garlic Pasta with Grated Parmesan Cheese uses half the carbohydrates of traditional pasta replacing some noodles with zucchini, which holds on to the authenticity of the dish while cutting out some major calories.  Twirled together with…
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    Vegetarian Indian Slow Cooker

  • Potato, Peas, Tomato Curry In Slow Cooker

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

    Pravina Parikh
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Khichdi or Khichuri is my go-to comfort food. In many region of India it is made with slight variation of spices. However basic concept is same. Rice and Split Lentils (Dal) are cooked together with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Pizza

    Pravina Parikh
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    My daughter has been making whole wheat pizza for some time now in oven. However few weeks back when I blogged about making pizza in slow cooker in my round up about slow cooker vegetarian game... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eggless Slow Cooker Desserts for Valentine's Day

    Pravina Parikh
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Have you ever felt that going to restaurant on Valentines day is waste of time and money? Most restaurants are over crowded and food is prepared in rush. Well if you feel same way then here is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slow Cooker Vegetarian Super Bowl Recipes

    Pravina Parikh
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Super Bowl is almost here and I have some wonderful vegetarian and eggless slow cooker/crockpot Appetizer, Main Dish and Dessert recipes to share with you, that you can easily make for Super Bowl... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    YUM eating

  • 4 Skinny Recipes for Snack Time #PutItOnARitz #giveaway #ad

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PutItOnARitz #CollectiveBias Enter for a chance to win one of forty $100 Walmart e-Gift Cards (10 per week) by uploading an Instagram photo of your RITZ-topped creation with #putitonaritzcontest. Purchase of RITZ is not required. Ritz Snackify Challenge Instagram Contest Click HERE to enter the Snackify Challenge with your own RITZ-topped creation for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card! Oh RITZ®. With your creamy buttery topping and never-ending supply of snack options…. How I love…
  • I’m Inspiralized #getinspiralized

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
      I am so excited to share this cookbook review with you guys today. Whether you follow your own plan, no plan, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, sugar-free, keto or you just want a different option once in a while; this is a perfect cookbook for you. So, that means, pretty much everyone. Let’s face it, we all know that white startchy pasta, no matter how good it tastes, really isn’t that good for us. Oh, who am I kidding, it’s not good for us. At all. It holds no nutritional value and spikes our blood sugar like whoa. Wheat pasta? Whole grain pasta? Shiritake noodles? Have…
  • 7 Tips for Making the Best Iced Coffee

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Spring is is finally upon us, summer is right around the corner. Most days are just too warm for hot cup of java juice. So what do you do? Well, I don’t know about you but I make iced coffee! It’s super simple and still gives me that great coffee taste that I love and enjoy.Here are some tips to help you make a great iced coffee. 1. Start with fresh coffee beans. mmmmm I love using fresh beans and grinding them myself. It only takes an extra minute or two and you coffee tastes so much better. A great iced coffee was never made using stale beans so avoid buying your beans on…
  • When Potatoes Are About To Go Bad…….Make Soup

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Welcome to my first official edition of Meatless Mondays. I know I have some meatless recipes that were posted on Monday’s in the past, but starting from this day forward I am going to be showcasing my meatless recipes in effort to help you go meatless on Monday’s too. I took the pledge and now I am ready to walk-the-walk. I am pretty excited about this. I am a firm believer in being the best you can be and eliminating meat from our diet once a week (especially red) is a wonderful start to any healthy lifestyle. It’s also much more budget-friendly and I am all about…
  • How We’re Going Green on Earth Day #NaturalGoodness #ad

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Celebrating Earth Day has been something that has always been important to me. It’s a day for awareness. Let’s face it, there are plenty out there who have no idea what toxins are in the environment or that they may be contributing to the problem. I’ve been using natural products for many years but it wasn’t until a few years ago I really started to get serious about it. Did you know that Earth Day is turning 45 this year? I recycle,…
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Roasted Leg Of Lamb With Potatoes

    Kenton Kotsiris
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    42 days. 42 days until Jane walks down the aisle to meet me and we start a new chapter in our lives. These past few weeks have been jam packed! We’ve done the food tasting, last minute venue planning, tux rentals, dress fittings, wedding invitation planning and sending out,  DJ booking, engagement photos, marriage licence, and lastly our meetings with the Father of the church where we will be getting married. Despite all that, there is still more to do!  However, since we’re coming to the final stretch things should start to slow down a bit. Seriously, every weekend has been packed with…
  • Banana and Orange Salad

    Kenton Kotsiris
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    They say, “Time and tide wait for no man” and boy is it true. So much has happened since our last post it is almost crazy to think how much time has went by. First and foremost, we’ve locked up all the main details of our wedding! Which took what seems like forever to get done. Now it’s just the little things, which as you know how ‘little things’ work, it’s going to be probably just as much stress as the other bigger things.  That’s life though, right? Secondly, Jane had her bridal shower. It was a huge success and she loved it very much. Granted while you’re planning for…
  • Sfakianopita | Cretan Cheese Pie With Nuts And Honey

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

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

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

  • Easy sugar-free strawberry tart

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Today’s Lent-friendly treat = Super simple sugar-free strawberry tarts. Grocery shopping in Paris reminds me of a treasure hunt. I plan meals for the week and make my detailed, borderline OCD shopping list. Then I head to the grocery store … Continue reading → The post Easy sugar-free strawberry tart appeared first on The Baguette Diet | French eating habits.
  • Whole wheat blueberry biscuits

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    I grew up eating biscuits with everything. Biscuits and gravy, biscuits with butter, honey, apple butter, jelly, or chocolate sauce, country ham biscuits, fried chicken biscuits…or even as the bread to go with casseroles and stews. Whenever I’m back home, … Continue reading → The post Whole wheat blueberry biscuits appeared first on The Baguette Diet | French eating habits.
  • Tuna stuffed zucchini

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

  • Discount Deals For You From Groupon

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:33 am
    Groupon vouchers - no more waiting for others - just get the voucher and go get your bargains! Read More... The post Discount Deals For You From Groupon appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Buying A Kettle

    2 Apr 2015 | 1:47 am
    There is more to buying a new kettle than you might think - there is such a variety of style, colours and prices Read More... The post Buying A Kettle appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Making Mother’s Day Special

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    Keeping Mother's Day low cost, keeps It priceless. Giving a gift of time and home cooked food can make Mother's Day much more special than spending money ever could! Read More... The post Making Mother’s Day Special appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Healthy Pizza For Kids

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

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

  • Creole Seasoned Holiday Ham

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    There are two things that I love the most when it comes to a holiday meal: my mom’s cheesy potatoes and a juicy baked ham! It has always been a tradition that those two dishes are on the Christmas and Easter menu. The ham starts off as a mega sandwich piled high; lettuce, tomatoes, mustard, cinnamon raisin bread. I love it. As the helpings go on, I lose the bread and just start snacking on the ham. On Christmas day, my parents and oldest brother come over for a nice dinner. They can spend time with my kids along with playing with the toys they got them for Christmas. Its just been a…
  • Emeril’s 25th Anniversary | Quail Milton and Crab and Corn Cheesecake Recipes

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Time flies when you’re having fun! Can you believe that Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurant, Emeril’s, has been open since 1990? This month marks the 25th Anniversary of the restaurant, which is located at 800 Tchoupitoulas Street in the Warehouse District, and it’s a month long celebration. Throughout the month of March, there will be different throwback menus along with Emeril sharing some of his favorite dishes and the unique stories behind them. The celebration leads up to a three night special event, a trio of dinners, called 3 Nights with Emeril. Emeril himself…
  • Cookbook Review: PALEO CHEF by Pete Evans

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    It seems like everyone is on some form of diet nowadays. One of the popular ones is the Paleo Diet. The food is a protein heavy system with lots of grain free, gluten-free, dairy free meals. You’re going to be eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seafood and free-range quality meats. Sounds good to me. I’ve been looking for a change in how I eat. I want to eliminate all the processed foods and sugars. Since Paleo seems to be big, I thought I’d look into it. While trying to find cookbooks on this ‘new way of cooking’, I came across the Paleo chef, Pete…
  • Red Beans & Rice using Blue Runner Dried Premium Select Red Beans

    15 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    At one time, when you asked someone what type of red beans they were using in their scratch-made pot they would either tell you Camellia or Blue Runner. That was all you needed to know because you knew that Camellia signified dried red beans and Blue Runner was canned. That’s all going to change because Blue Runner now offers a dried “premium select” red bean. I was fortunate enough to get a few packs of Blue Runner‘s dried red beans to sample. That’s especially nice since they are only selling the dried beans locally to New Orleans as of right now. Let’s…
  • How Do You Red Bean? THE MOVIE!

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:16 pm
    I pretty much make a pot of red beans and rice every Monday. It’s tradition in New Orleans and in my house in Detroit. I usually try to make a different recipe so I have something new to post here on the website. Plus I like experimenting with different ingredients and red bean-techniques. But I do have my favorite recipes that I make often. There really isn’t a need to post the same recipe every time I cook it, right? So, instead of writing out the recipe for how I red bean, I thought I’d share a little video of me preparing my red beans.  Don’t you wish making a…
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • 4-Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Last week while browsing through Pinterest I came across a pin for homemade dog treats. Normally, I’d skip over a recipe like this since I don’t have a dog (I’m generally not a pet person). But one of my closest friends just added a new German Shepherd puppy to the family, in addition to the two other dogs they already have! I decided to be a good Auntie and made them some treats. With 3 dog in the house (plus 2 other big dogs  that often visit), they go through a lot of treats! Meet my excited taste testers… Kiah, Axle, and Tank! I even found a cute bone shaped…
  • Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies for #SecretRecipeClub

    12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This month’s Secret Recipe Baking Club assignment for us is The Harried Cook. I checked out the recipes from Marsha’ s blog this month, since Allison and Jessica had extra-busy months with work. Marsha has a lot of baking recipes, which are right up my alley. I would rather bake then cook. I love to try new cookie recipes. At Christmastime my daughters call me the cookie lady. I make trays of cookies to give out with many different kinds of cookies on the tray. I decided to choose Marsha’s recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies w/ Chocolate Centers. Make sure you check out her…
  • Chocolate By the Pound for Mother’s Day

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:10 pm
    What mother wouldn’t love an entire pound of chocolate delivered straight to their door for mothers day? Because, after all, we all know that chocolate has no calories on holidays, especially if you are a mom. Okay, chocolate probably had calories on holidays, even for moms, but I’m no doctor… Anyway, ClubsGalore wanted to sponsor an honest review of one of their “of the month” clubs for Mother’s Day, so I decided to send my mom a sample of their chocolates to try. They have more than 40 clubs to choose from, plus their “mix & match” club,…
  • What’s for Dinner: April 2015 Meal Plan

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:40 pm
    We can all breathe a sigh of relief, because April Fool’s Day is (nearly) over once again. Did you get pranked today? What isn’t a joke is the meal plan this month. It is packed with yumminess! That’s a word, right? Yumminess. Well, it is now! Speaking of words, I started Camp NaNoWriMo today, which is a month-long commitment to novel writing. The main event is in November, but I decided to take part in this month’s virtual “camp” as well. Basically, it’s a bunch of crazy people all trying to write as much as possible before the month is over.
  • Kale Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    As you can probably tell by our archives, we like cookies better than salads. But this salad is the bomb diggity. People still say “bomb diggity,” right? In our last post, my mom talked about how she works at a winery and we posted an awesome wine jelly recipe that you really need to check out. Every week, my mom travels with the winery to sell bottles at this big farmer’s market and flea market in northeastern Pennsylvania. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend checking it out. Anyway, a few stands down from the stand where my mom works, an Amish family sells…
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    Oak Recipes

  • Chicken Confit

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Ingredients: Originating from south-west France, confit is one of the oldest methods of preservingpoultry. After cooking, the meat is … Read full recipe >> Related posts: CHICKEN STOCK Maridel’s Chicken Adobo CRISPY DUCK
  • Beet Gravlax

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Ingredients: Authentic Gravlax is a Scandinavian method of preserving salmon by burying andcuring it in salt under a weight … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Gravlax (Salmon Marinated In Dill) BEET-GREEN SALAD Red Sockeye Salmon Special
  • Anchoïade

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Ingredients: Serve this classic Provençal paste spread on thin slices of toasted French bread or as adip with raw … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Thai Curry Paste Red Bell Pepper & Olive Tapenade Harissa Paste
  • Moroccan Preserved Lemons

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Ingredients: Expensive to buy, yet so simple to make, Moroccan Preserved Lemons are an essentialingredient in authentic chicken and … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Goat Cheese in Olive Oil Golden Clementines Watermelon Rind Pickles
  • Thai Curry Paste

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Ingredients: An essential ingredient in so many curry recipes, it is useful to have a jar of thistucked in … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Harissa Paste Indian Curry Paste For Seafood THAI MONKFISH CURRY
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    RasoiMenu - A Foodie Blog

  • Pineapple Sponge Cake Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Pineapple Sponge Cake is super delicious cake which you […] The post Pineapple Sponge Cake Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Orange-Glazed Carrot with Bacon Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Orange-glazed carrot with bacon, these beautifully glaz […] The post Orange-Glazed Carrot with Bacon Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Easy Lemon Cake Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    Let’s tryout simple and impressive lemon cake recipe on […] The post Easy Lemon Cake Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Carrot Fruitcake Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Carrot fruitcake is a perfect holiday dessert to tryout […] The post Carrot Fruitcake Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
  • Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Spinach salad is a perfect springtime recipe to welcome […] The post Spring Spinach Salad Recipe appeared first on RasoiMenu.
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    The Kitchen Gift Company: Latest News

  • 10 Easy Bake Sale Ideas for Kids

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Check out our list of 10 easy bake sale ideas that you can make with the kids as well as some free bake sale printables  You're just settling down to watch your favourite TV show when someone suddenly remembers... it's the school bake sale tomorrow!!! which means they need something delicious to sell. Fear not! Whether you're baking for the School Fair, the Church Coffee morning or the Village Fete here are our 10 top picks for fun and easy bake sale ideas that are tasty, impressive and kid friendly, so you and your children can enjoy cooking them together. “Easy Bakes   …
  • ​Top Fathers Day Gift Ideas - Free Printables, Recipes And Downloads

    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Fathers Day Gifts & Some Cool Ideas For Dad To Make His Big Day Extra Special Yes!! it`s coming up to that time of year again when we celebrate Dads across the country. When is Fathers Day? we hear you ask.....well we are giving you fair warning before the special day so you plenty of time to plan an extra extra special Father`s Day? A card, present, food and drink are essential elements of a great Father`s Day, so here are some Top Fathers Day Ideas. Father`s Day Card Whatever you do NEVER forget a Father`s Day Card, otherwise you could find that Dads chauffeur service has shut up shop.
  • Valentines Day Gifts and Personalised Mugs

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

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

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Creative wedding projects, including DIY Wedding Favours, Vintage style Flower Arrangements and Unique Entertainment Ideas. Plus FREE Wedding Printables and a Mr & Mrs Wedding Gift Guide. Your wedding day, one of the happiest days of your life. One which has to be special, memorable and absolutely perfect. Of course it is an exciting time and you want a nice dress, the perfect venue, delicious food and gorgeous flowers, so proper planning is essential if you want to get hitched without a hitch!! Every couple wants their day to be the best ever, not only for themselves but also for their…
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  • Fresh Oregano & 4 Foods to Eat it With

    Lindsay-Jean Hard
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. Today: All this month we'll be stocking up on fresh herbs to get our spring fix. Next up, oregano. Start plotting how to use fresh oregano and it's likely that you'll first turn to either a Greek or Italian dish. Even though oregano is used in a variety of Italian dishes (and in a lot of other cuisines, too), you’re likely to connect it with pizza first—and that’s thanks to its association with Italian pizza during World War II. Oregano grew in…
  • Your Favorite Tips from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    Mei Chin
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are so many great conversations on the Hotline—it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge—and to keep the conversation going. Today: It's time for some spring cleaning—what are your best tips for getting a cleaner, more organized house? Have you heard about Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method? Or, as my dad asked me the other day, "That Japanese cleaning thing?" If you haven't, here's a quick review: Marie Kondo is a lifestyle and organizing consultant from Japan. She…
  • Our Favorite #F52Farmstands of the Week

    Leslie Stephens
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today: Wherever you live, we want to know what you or your local farmers are growing. Tag your bounty with #F52farmstand, and we'll share our favorite photos every week here to celebrate spring and summer produce. This loot from the Culver City Farmers Market in Los Angeles:   A photo posted by LA Phoodie (@laphoodie) on Apr 14, 2015 at 6:52pm PDT   This colorful take-home from Glen Park Village Farmers Market in San Francisco:   A photo posted by Leeja (@leejapatel) on Mar 29, 2015 at 12:52pm PDT   Hues of red and green from the Dekalb Farmers Market in…
  • 6 Things We Managed to Learn While Whiskey Tasting

    Leslie Stephens
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Today: Last week, the Food52 team toured Kings County Distillery, and learned a thing or two in the process. Up until last week, my relationship with whiskey had been limited to my mom's favorite photo-taking demand ("Everybody say 'whiskey!'") and a sorry attempt at an Old Fashioned inspired by a lazy afternoon of binge-watching Mad Men. Now that I think of it, the cocktail I created probably had more sugar in it than it did whiskey, so that I could say I was drinking whiskey without actually having to taste it. I figured that an appreciation…
  • Too Many Cooks: Who Has Changed the Way You Cook?

    Hannah Petertil
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more. Today: Was it a never-ending vegetable harvest, an extremely well-written cookbook, a food blogger, or your parents? We want to know what made you a more confident cook.  Here at Food52, we live for Genius Recipes—but cooking smarter doesn’t just happen overnight. Often there is an influencer, a moment, or a recipe that forever changed your kitchen outlook. It might have been your mom (no,…
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  • Chicken With Potatoes And Broccoli

    7 Apr 2015 | 10:18 pm
    One pot chicken meals are my favorites for those busy weeknights. I especially like this chicken with potatoes and broccoli because it is the ultimate one pot dish. You have the protein from the chicken, the vitamins from the broccoli and celery and starch from the potatoes. I have posted a similar dish in the […] The post Chicken With Potatoes And Broccoli appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    I love the combination of the chocolate and cinnamon. So I came up this fabulous chocolate chip cinnamon bread recipe. The chocolate chips give the bread a mild chocolate flavor and keep it moist, while the cinnamon spice it up a bit. Just like my other cake and bread recipes, I use yogurt to make […] The post Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Taktouka, Moroccan Cooked Tomato And Pepper Salad

    16 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Taktouka, Moroccan cooked tomato and pepper salad is another Moroccan traditional salad served as a side dish or appetizer. It almost tastes like Mexican salsa and uses the same ingredients, roasted peppers and tomatoes. Except that Mexican salsa can a be spicy. Like most Moroccan dishes, this salad uses a combination of garlic and cumin, […] The post Taktouka, Moroccan Cooked Tomato And Pepper Salad appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Cocoa Brownies

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    A while ago, I wanted to make my moist chocolate chip brownies , but I didn’t have all the necessary ingredients. So I looked for a recipe that uses cocoa powder. I found this cocoa brownies recipe on epicurious, and they came out just as moist and a bit dense. They were definitely a winner […] The post Cocoa Brownies appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Moroccan White Beans

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

  • Food for the Soul - Indian music traditions meets jazz and funk!

    11 Apr 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Are you as excited to discover fresh new music as I am? Then check this out -                         Sumkali is an Indian music group based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have just launched a kickstarter campaign to produce their third album - Tihai. I am a backer and if you like good music too, this one is a no-brainer! So what's in it for you? Other than backing this project and having the satisfaction of promoting and supporting independent musicians, you  also reap fantastic rewards such as:Private…
  • Tim's Homemade Wood Fire Pizza with Step by Step Dough Recipe

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:27 am
    There are very few things better than getting together with wonderful people and creating wonderful food. One of my work colleagues, Tim, is an IT manager by day and pizza chef extraordinaire by night! He has a wood fire pizza oven in his front yard and graciously invited a few of us over to his lovely home for a wood fire pizza making crash course. He didn't even mind me following him around like the paparazzi with my camera and even provided me with an SD card when I realized that I had forgotten to bring one along (D-oh)! The happy chef with his pizza oven Before I get into the…
  • Cuban Black Beans On Rice

    21 Mar 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Don't be fooled by its humble name, beans are some of the most satisfying meals to put together for a weeknight. They are easy, healthy and hearty enough for the most die hard carnivores to not miss meat. A fantastic source of protein, beans are a vegetarian staple and true comfort food.Though cans of beans are really easy to use, cooking beans from scratch is not nearly as labour intensive as commonly believed. I usually soak the beans overnight but there are many that skip this step, swearing by the flavor of un-soaked beans. This recipe is adapted from Nydia's Kichen, which…
  • Lamb Kofta Curry

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

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

  • Spicy Baked Shrimp

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m a big fan of “luxury” meals that are really easy and take almost no time. Seafood is one of those things that always looks fancy. This is probably one of the first meals I made to impress my now-husband, lol. Now that we live in Charleston, fresh shrimp is abundant. We picked up these beauties at Mount Pleasant Seafood and they did not disappoint. Other than peeling and de-veining the shrimp, this recipe takes almost no effort. Even though I’m allergic to shrimp, I had to sneak a bite. Divine! 5.0 from 1 reviews Spicy Baked Shrimp   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 10 mins…
  • Cheesy Pesto Artichoke Bites

    6 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    These are the perfect breakfast/brunch food. The eggs are light enough to just hold the dish together without dominating the flavor profile. It’s so easy to just pop a couple of them in your mouth and hit the road or heat up a few and linger over them with a glass of pink champagne. So versatile! When you’re making them, it won’t seem like there are enough eggs, but there are. The pesto and the cheddar add an incredible sophistication. I’ve yet to meet someone who didn’t enjoy these. Cheesy Pesto Artichoke Bites   Print Prep time 2 mins Cook time 20 mins…
  • Caribbean Hot Dogs

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    As a kid, my dad always made hot dogs for me cooked down with tomatoes and onions and garlic. When I first lived in New York City, I remember reaching straight for the red onion hot dog sauce on the hot dog carts because it tasted the most like home. Caribbean people have a gift for jazzing up “poor people’s food”, so it’s not surprising that almost every Caribbean country has a version of this dish. In Spanish-speaking countries, it’s usually called salchichas guisadas (pronounced sal-CHI-CHAHS gwee-SAH-dahs). They taste like next-level hot dogs. Just, the best. Caribbean Hot Dogs…
  • Cucumber Salad with Gin Dressing

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I generally think it is total bollocks when people describe tasting the various “notes” in wine and spirits. I never seem to pick up that “hint of burnt pineapple”, lol. Until I came across the most magnificent local gin, Hat Trick Extraordinarily Fine Botanical Gin made by High Wire Distillery here in Charleston, SC. It was a revelation to actually, really taste the bouquet of flavors. We went through the bottle much too quickly to save some for a recipe, but it did get me thinking about experimenting with bringing the cucumber flavor to the forefront and dialing back the gin in…
  • 5 Things To Do The Night Before To Make Breakfast A Breeze

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Whether you make breakfast every morning or you need a plan for feeding overnight guests, these tips will make sure that breakfast time runs smoothly and that you enjoy the process. Mis en place. Get out everything you will need for breakfast – skillets, spatulas, plates, forks, chopping knives, mixing bowls, nonstick spray, all of it. If you don’t, the temptation to bypass the kitchen and head out for some bagels or donuts will be strong! I am one of those people who hates to have anything out when I go to sleep, but the payoff here is unbelievable. Once you wake up and see everything in…
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    Chef Masterclasses

  • Pierrick Boyer’s Chocolate Sphere

    Chef Masterclasses
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Thanks to Flowerdale farms, Pierrick Boyer from Le Petit Gateau shows us how to make this amazing dessert. Pin It
  • Review – Perri Pizzeria e Cucina

    Chef Masterclasses
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    We have all become very fussy when it comes to pizza, these days. Everyone seems to have a favourite pizza restaurant and the competition is fierce. But there is Pizza, and then there is PIZZA.  So this week, after hearing about ‘Perri Pizzeria e Cucina‘ in Northcote (Melbourne) from a few different people, I decided to go check it out. I took some harsh critics with me too – my 3 kids.  They are very lucky to have eaten some of Australia’s best pizza, from internationally awarded pizza chefs, so I was keen to see what they thought. My husband & I kicked off with a…
  • Chinese Dumplings

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

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

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


    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    I barely go a day without drawing. Although I began the ‘art’ section of my blog by sharing my paintings, I’ve also been eager to share my drawings and illustrations. Drawing and sketching was my first love prior to painting, and is something I really enjoy doing. Most days I find some inspiration from my nearby surroundings and just do a simple sketch, but other days I find myself sat for hours focused on an intricate drawing. The other day, I turned to the internet for inspiration. I love drawing portraits, and decided to draw an animal. After some consideration, I chose…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Katsu curry is one of my favourite dishes to eat in existence. It’s a recipe that I discovered in a restaurant many years ago, which I now have an absolute obsession with – Wagamama. Ever since my first taste of the curry, I was hooked. There’s just something special about its rich, creamy, flavoursome sauce. It’s a fairly mild curry dish, but still full of taste and has a subtle sweetness. So, inspired by my love of the classic Katsu curry, I knew I had to recreate my own version that I could enjoy repeatedly at home. The dish is originally called Katsu due to the…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    I currently have a new muse for my artwork. Before, when I used to paint I was inspired by my emotions and created art as a form of release. However, as I have moved on from that time and the seasons have changed, I can definitely say I have a new inspiration. As the weather becomes warmer, I tend to spend a lot more time during the day outside. Due to this, I find myself becoming more enamoured and influenced by my natural outdoor surroundings. Under the light of the sun today, I sat down to paint. Looking around me, I put paint to canvas, choosing colours inspired by the vibrant…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    I’ve really started to enjoy making my own granola at home. It’s so easy to do, and it’s fun to play around with different flavour combinations. I use coconut oil in a lot of my recipes, as it gives the perfect tropical taste. As the weather gets warmer, it seemed fitting to create a recipe with a tropical twist, so I thought I’d create a granola with coconut oil. Granola makes a really simple breakfast dish that you can prepare ahead of time, and this recipe would be perfect to enjoy for breakfast under the warmth of the sunshine! For sweetness, I used a combination…

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    As the summer draws closer, I find myself dreaming more and more of tropical holidays. A place I think of frequently at the moment is Florida. A state I’ve now visited twice, I can easily say that I’ve spent some of the happiest times of my life there so far. This area has left me with some of the most beautiful memories that I know I will always carry with me. So, in light of my recent and frequent Florida daydreams, I thought I would share with you one of the travel diaries from my last visit. During this stay, I spent time in three beautiful, iconic areas: Fort Lauderdale,…
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    Recipes, Easy and Healthy

  • Coffee and Chocolate Cream Recipe

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    This recipe is a true delight! It is a great dessert to serve to your guests and they will surely be delighted with this Coffee and Chocolate Cream. As a side note, we would like to leave you with this message… chocolate can be good for your health, due to its cocoa. This is one […]The post Coffee and Chocolate Cream Recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Cod Roasted with onions and potatoes

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Roasted Codfish is already plays a big part in our gastronomy and this is just one of many ways of cooking codfish. All you’ll need is codfish, onions, garlic, olive oil, salt and milk. Ingredients: 4 soaked cod loins 10 garlic cloves Salt 2 onions Olive oil to your taste Milk to your taste How […]The post Cod Roasted with onions and potatoes appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Lemon Molotov with Raspberry Sauce Recipe

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Molotov is already a famous dessert for many of us. This recipe provides a variation on it by including raspberry sauce. Using only eggs, sugar, lemon and raspberries, you can make this very original and very delicious dessert. Ingredients for the Molotov: 15 egg whites 50 millilitres lemon liqueur 1 tablespoon lemon juice Lime juice […]The post Lemon Molotov with Raspberry Sauce Recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Almond and Egg Biscuits

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    This Almond and Egg Biscuits is delicious. It is ideal to accompany tea or even when you feel like eating something sweet… and why shouldn’t you keep these biscuits at home? Try it. It’s easy and perfect for any occasion. Ingredients: 4.58 ounces (130 grams) sugar 1 egg 2.46 ounces (70 grams) butter (at room […]The post Almond and Egg Biscuits appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Lamb with Potatoes au Gratin Recipe

    10 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    Lamb with Potatoes au Gratin is a different way of cooking Lamb. The tradition of eating Lamb on Christmas Day and Easter is over 100 years old. And there are many ways of cooking it. This is our very pleasurable suggestion. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon red pepper flesh 3.3 pounds (1.5 kilos) Lamb 2 decilitres white […]The post Lamb with Potatoes au Gratin Recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
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    Yummy Indian Kitchen

  • Tahari Recipe,Tehari

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:08 am
    Tahari recipe or tehari or tehri are all mixed version of biryani or pulao/pilaf or rice recipes. Tahari is usually  a mixed rice recipe usually mixed with either mutton or vegetables. It can also be named as mutton pulao recipe.                         Tahari or tehari in this post is rice mixed with mutton or meat and cooked in some aromatic and flavorful spices. Teheri or tahari recipe is something which can take its level below biryani and above Pulao.                          This rice recipe here is made with mutton pieces which are cooked well and added to…
  • Hyderabadi Chicken Korma Recipe

    8 Apr 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Hyderabadi Chicken Korma Recipe is an authentic Hyderabadi Chicken Curry also called as Hyderabadi Chicken Korma or Murghi Ka Korma is a special delicacy made with some roasted ingredients like dessicated coconut,  roasted peanuts, roasted onions and roasted poppy seeds. This dish is served during special occasions in almost every Hyderabadi Muslim household.                      The Korma appears slightly thick, tastes absolutely delicious and tastes even more better with Bagara Khana or Pulao which is mainly made during small gatherings or on special days.              …
  • Bhindi Gosht Recipe

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
     Bhindi  Gosht Recipe orHyderabadi Bhindi Ka Sherva(Shorba) or bhindi gosht kadhiis an authentic Hyderabadi recipe made with mutton adding into lady’s finger / bhindi /okra. It is made using the combination of bhindi(okra) and mutton or meat.             Bhindi Gosht Recipe is a very tangy dish as it has got the tangy flavor of the tamarind pulp. This is one of the popular dishes in hyderabadi cuisine usually made with okra and mutton added to it.                        In Hyderabadi dishes , meat or mutton is usually added to most of the veggies. The flavor of…
  • Moong Dal Dosa Recipe

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:27 pm
     Moong Dal Dosa Recipe is a special kind of moong dal dosa usually popular in South Indian state Andhra Pradesh. It is in the form of a pancake or dosa form but it does not contain urad dal. The dosa batter is made up of split green gram.                              The green gram is soaked for hours and dosa is made. It is a breakfast and a snack item. It is a very healthy dish as it contains lots of healthy ingredients like split yellow  (moong dal)/ split green gram and semolina(sooji).                            It can be made in different ways but the…
  • Indian Fish Curry Recipe

    16 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
     Indian Fish Curry Recipe is a very common curry  in South India and in the coastal regions. This Fish curry is one version of different fish curries made in India. Indians love eating fish be it a fish fry or in the form of curry.                Fish curries definitely should give out a tangy taste and when tamarind extracts are added to it then it is a complete fish curry. It is incomplete without a tangy flavor into the dish.                   I have picked up different ways of making fish curries from my family and I am glad to post one of its kind in my…
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    Natural Chow

  • Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

    Margaret Anne
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it’s so much healthier than storebought creamer. While I was on vacay last week, you can bet I spent a few nights staying up a little later than I’m used to.  And of course, with less sleep, I always woke up late and still felt groggy. So every morning, coffee was a necessity. But the thing is, there was a big bottle of french vanilla coffee creamer sitting in that fridge just waiting to be used (spoiler alert: I used it). I hadn’t ever…
  • Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal

    Margaret Anne
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also much healthier than storebought granola. I’m baaaack! It’s been QUITE a while since I last shared a recipe, and I apologize for such a hiatus. But this girl needed a vacay. BIG TIME. Now, you guys know I loooove granola. With a passion. It’s like cereal but 8,000x better. Seriously. But why should you love homemade granola, you ask?  Well, for starters, since you’re making it at home, you can control the…
  • The Best Homemade Bagels + An Announcement

    Margaret Anne
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Made with only 8 ingredients, these homemade bagels are easy to make and taste heavenly. They’re of much higher quality than the store bought kind and are also way cheaper! So, a long, long time ago, I shared with you a recipe for easy homemade bagels. Turns out you guys loved the heck out of it despite the god awful pictures included in the post. To date, it is in my top ten most popular posts. And it still has crappy pictures. So today, I decided to do that amazing bagel recipe justice with new pictures, more explanation of HOW to make them, and improved recipe instructions. And…
  • Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bites

    Margaret Anne
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with that comforting “cinnamon roll” flavor. They’re so easy to make and are actually healthy for you! Not too long ago I shared a recipe for sweet potato fries, and while I was making them, a brilliant idea popped into my head… “Cinnamon roll flavored sweet potato fries” Of course, whilst cutting the sweet potatoes I changed my mind and decided to make them bites. I also decided that instead of coating them with olive oil (because cinnamon and olive oil don’t go together), I’d use melted…
  • Chipotle Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

    Margaret Anne
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    These sweet, salty, and spicy chipotle sweet potato black bean tacos are a simple and delicious meal. Topped with a tangy chipotle crema dressing, you’re sure to love these delicious tacos. I have always been a taco kind of girl. I would eat tacos everyday of my LIFE if I could. But until a couple of days ago, I had only ever tried a “regular” taco—beans, meat, cheese, lettuce—the whole shabang.  I’ve never had sweet potato in a taco before, but after remembering how fabulous and tasty last week’s sweet potato fries were, I kinda wanted to try something…
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  • Hummus Veggie Wraps

    C. McCord
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    We just got back from a freezing cold spring break to Boston where my husband has been working. It has been a brutal winter on the East coast. No matter how much I miss the seasons, making snowmen and cold nights by the fire with mugs of soup and hot chocolate, my bones are still achy from being in the windy, cold wintery weather for weeks… in March and April! Now that we’re back and in the swing of things for school I’m wanting to come up with a few simple school lunches that are easy to prepare and remind me of real southern California warm weather flavors that we all love and missed.
  • Allergy Substitutions Video

    C. McCord
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    One of the biggest stresses when you or someone in your family has food allergies is how to make small changes in a recipe without affecting the taste of a recipe. Not every single one will work, but this Allergy Substitutions Video will give you a bunch of ideas and solutions to help you make small changes whether you have a gluten, diary, nut or egg allergy so you can enjoy eating and feel as good. If you have any other ideas, please leave them in the comments below! Gluten Substitutions Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour BlendThis was created by Chefs Lena Kwak and Thomas Keller as a baking…
  • 7 Ways to Use Ground Turkey

    Ryan Sterner
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    When most people hear the word “turkey” they think of the big bird that takes 12 hours to cook on Thanksgiving. For many, though, turkey is a once a year food, when really it should be a year round staple. Turkey is delicious, easy to cook, and serves as a great substitute for–or maybe even a break from–beef and chicken. “But what can I do with turkey?” you may be asking. Well, it’s simple. Ground turkey isn’t an exotic meat. It has a great, mild flavor and you can do with it nearly everything you can with ground beef. Plus, with it’s combination of iron, B-vitamins,…
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

    C. McCord
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    This past October, January and February we shot tons of episodes of Guys Grocery Games up in Santa Rosa, CA. It’s always a ton of fun eating what the chefs make for us (some recipes being a lot better than others), but after a long day of shooting all I generally want is something simple and heartwarming. There’s a Whole Foods near our hotel, so it’s always easy to find something reasonably healthy and tasty, but one night I zeroed in on their burrito bowls and since then I can’t get enough of them. For New Years night this year we invited some good friends over to celebrate the first…
  • Whole Grain Fruit Filled Bars Video

    Catherine McCord
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    When I was writing the Weelicious Lunches cookbook I asked readers on Facebook what recipe they would most like to see in the cookbook. I can’t tell you how many people asked for a Nutrigrain Bar style recipe and why not?! They’re a favorite snack of many kids, filled with a sweet jam and wrapped inside a soft grain filled exterior. The idea sounded simple enough except for the fact that this type of bar is made by a machine, not a mom. I can’t tell you how many times I tested this recipe before nailing it. You can make it with any type of jam, jelly or preserves you enjoy, but…
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    Arousing Appetites

  • Griot

    Cyrus Roepers
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    This was an exploration that we were really, really looking forward to. We’d had some background into Haitian foods (and how distinctly different it is from other Caribbean cuisines), so we already had a pretty strong inkling that this griot would end up a pretty magical recipe. Even then, we still completely underestimated everything, both... Read More » Come see the full Griot post on Arousing Appetites.
  • Jerk Chicken

    Heather Rodgers
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Up until now, we were living in blissful ignorance. Sure, we’d tried (and even tried making) what we considered to be “jerk chicken,” but it’s very surprising – even a bit shocking – to see how far off we were. Thankfully, we’re now a little closer to being in the know, and we’re very glad for... Read More » Come see the full Jerk Chicken post on Arousing Appetites.
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    My Real Food Family

  • An Exotic Spice Jouney to Iran

    8 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    When many people start eating (or considering) a real food diet, they aren’t quite sure how to make their foods taste great without creamy or heavy sauces.  Sauces are a quick way to pack on the calories and often aren’t made with real food.  Exploring different spice options is a great way to add zest to your food without having to sacrifice flavor or calories.  A few months ago, I published this list of some of my favorite spices and how to use them in your dishes.  Recently, RawSpiceBar contacted me about trying their monthly subscription service.  I was super excited…
  • 7 Reasons to Go Vegan

    2 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    Over the past few years, I have concentrated on a healthier diet for my family based on real, unprocessed ingredients.  Because our definition of a balanced meal was a meat and two sides (often something processed from a box), it was a gradual change for us.  Surprisingly, we started to really enjoy clean eating – not only how our food tasted but how it made us feel.  Real, unprocessed food gave us more energy and helped get us to a healthy weight.  But the more I learned about our food – specifically how it’s processed and made – the more I realized there were…
  • Vegan Banana Bread

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I started experimenting with a vegan diet about 6 weeks ago.  In all honesty, I thought it was going to be much harder than it actually has been.  I was worried about cutting cheese out of my diet but that hasn’t been all that difficult.  But I hadn’t really ventured into vegan baked goods.  I’ve read a lot about substituting flax seed for eggs and vegan butter for dairy butter but I didn’t want a recipe that was full of substitutions.  It never seems to turn out quite the same.  So this vegan banana bread recipe isn’t full of substitutions….and…
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

    17 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    We’ve been trying to incorporate more vegetarian meals into our diet and gradually decreasing the amount of meat we consume.  Mr. Real Food has always been a big meat eater but he was willing to give it a try.  He loves beans so was willing to try more meatless meals that involved beans.  I can definitely accommodate that request since beans are easy meals!  This vegetarian black bean soup was a great way to enjoy a hearty weeknight meal with no meat.  And Mr. Real Food never even missed the meat! I normally make my soups and chilis in the slow cooker and just throw the ingredients…
  • 29 Kitchen Hacks You Need to Know About

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I am all about saving time and money in the kitchen.  I save a lot of money by cooking at home but that takes time.  Since it’s so important to me to eat a healthy diet and that can best be done at home, I decided to compile a list of some of the handiest kitchen hacks to save both time and money.  Perhaps I can save enough money to hire a personal chef.  Hey – a girl can dream, can’t she? I’m sure you can find one or two of these that will save you time or money (or both)! The Easiest Way to Shred Cooked Chicken How to Cut an Avocado Kitchen Hacks: Uses for Ice…
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    The Kitchen Invader

  • Yang Chow Fried Rice

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

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

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

    1 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    freshly cooked morcon topped with sauce Morcon is always a staple during the holidays and special occasions like fiestas and weddings. At home, we usually have morcon during the holiday season and we cook it for the entire family (dad’s side). Each of my dad’s siblings have their share of the this dish, and the best way to do it is to shop and cook in one place (usually my grandma’s house). Here’s our morcon recipe and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Ingredients: Lean beef, thinly sliced and butterflied Pork fat, sliced into strips Pork liver, sliced into strips…
  • Our Holiday 2014 Menu

    26 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Merry Christmas to all! Here’s to a great year and a lot of cooking in the kitchen. Our Holiday menu is for two days and we’ve been cooking since the 22nd of December. It starts with morcon. My grandma commissioned my mom on the 22nd to cook morcon – a type of meat roll (usually beef) slowly cooked in tomato and liver sauce until tender. Every cook and household has their own versions depending on the preferred ingredients that are stuffed inside the beef roll. This dish is a bit similar to pot roast and can be cooked over the stove or in the oven. On Christmas Eve we had…
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    The Tastes of India

  • Balushahi Recipe – How to Make Badusha at Home

    6 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Balushahi Recipe – Balushahi (also called Badusha in Southern India) is a sweet dish made using all purpose flour. A look at this sweet will be enough for you to find its similarities to Doughnuts. The only difference between the two being the glazy look of Balushahi. The glazed look of Balushahi is courtesy the final step in the process where it is dipped in sugar syrup. This sweet is my husband’s favorite, thanks to it being low on sweetness and the flaky texture that it has. Balushahi is primarily a north Indian sweet but somehow at some point in time, it looks like it crossed over…
  • Creamy Green Peas Masala

    4 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    The term “Masala” attached with any recipe, brings a tangy taste to your mouth. While the term “masala” is associated with “spiciness” more often than not, it is actually incorrect to do that. Masala is not always spicy though that could be just one aspect of it. To be frank with you, until about a few years back, I only knew about making just one thing with peas. It was “aloo matar”. Other than that the most use that I found with peas was to add that into other recipes like aloo poha, Pulao etc. But, my quest for variety made me experiment a lot with peas. Some of them turned…
  • Mooli Ka Saag – How to make mooli ka saag recipe

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    Mooli Ka Saag – Radish or, mooli is something that you will see most people in the northern part of India eat raw along with rice. Its crispiness and the slight tangy taste is a nice add-on to rice and dal. Mooli ka paratha (Radish Paratha) is also very famous and when served with white butter, it tastes great. But none of this is what today’s recipe is about. Not too many people make this recipe, primarily because of the fact that Radish leaves are normally considered a waste and is hence thrown away. But it is one tasty thing that you need to savor to know. Radish Leaves are not…
  • Motichoor Ladoo recipe – how to make motichur laddu recipe

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    Motichoor Ladoo recipe – Motichoor Laddu or Laddoo are basically a ball-shaped sweets very famous in India. Motichur or Motichoor ladoo is a combination of gram flour, ghee, Cardamom powder, sugar and dry fruits. Motichur Ladoo tastes real good if it is made in suddh desi ghee. The aroma of desi ghee gives a very nice flavor to it and you can,t just have one.:) In India Laddus are considered a favorite sweets of lord Ganesha as well as Lord Hanuman. I have seen people offering Boondi or, motichur ke laddu on Tuesday to Lord Hanuman. The only difference between motichur and boondi laddus…
  • Veg Momos – how to make vegetable momos recipe stepwise

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    Veg Momos – Momos make a healthy snack, they make you crave for more. Momos are easy to cook and can be prepared using both veggies and minced meat. These are served with a spicy tomato-chilli chutney and can be served both steamed and fried . Print Yum Veg Momos Prep Time: 25 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes IngredientsFor Filling: Cabbage - 500 gm Carrot- 3 Soya chunks- 250 gm Onion- 2 Peas- 250 gm Ching’s Paneer Masala Salt Soya Sauce- 1 tbsp Vinegar- 1/2 tbsp For Chutney: Red Chilli- as per your taste Garlic- 6-7 buds Tomato- 5 Vegetable oil- 1 spoon Salt Sugar…
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    Good Cake Food

  • Lighter Chocolate cake with chocolate icing - Recipe

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    By Angela Nilsen  Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3Ingredients25g butter140g self-raising flour25g cocoa powder, sifted1½ tsp baking powder50g light muscovado sugar75g golden caster sugar25g ground almonds175g natural yogurt¼ tsp vanilla extract2 large eggs, beaten2 tbsp rapeseed oilFor the icing25g dark chocolate (preferably 70% cocoa solids), finely chopped50g icing sugar1 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted25g butter, room temperature1 tsp semi-skimmed milk100g light cream cheese, straight from the fridge100g Quark cheese10 sugared almonds (optional)MethodHeat oven to 180C/160C…
  • Duck egg sponge cake - Recipe

    7 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Duck eggs make this sponge extra light and fluffy - cover in a rich buttercream for a showstopping Easter bake or stunning birthday cake.Recipe By Miriam Nice Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3IngredientsFor the sponge250g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing5 duck eggs, or 250g weight of beaten hen's eggs250g white caster sugar1 tsp vanilla extract250g self-raising flour1 tsp baking powderFor the buttercream250g unsalted butter, chopped, at room temperature600g icing sugar2 tbsp milk1 vanilla podfood colouring (optional)For the decorationcocoa powder, for dustingselection of…
  • Cupcakes - Recipe

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Ingredients100g Butter, softened120g Self-raising flour20g Cornflour140g Caster sugar1 teaspoon Baking powder1 teaspoon Vanilla extract2 Large eggs3 tablespoons milkMethodPre-heat the oven to 180c / 160c Fan / Gas 4Beat all the ingredients together in a mixer for one minute. (Ingredients need to be mixed well but not over beaten)Fill cupcake cases half way and place these in a deep muffin tin to keep their shape.Bake for 20 minutes in the centre of the oven. Cool for a few minutes in the pan and then take out to cool on a wire rack.Top Tips for perfect cupcakes
  • Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    Ingredients200g butter, softened200g golden caster sugar4 eggs175g ground almonds (to make it nut free see below)250g mashed potatoeszest 3 lemons2 tsp gluten-free baking powder (Supercook does one)For the drizzle4 tbsp granulated sugarjuice 1 lemonMethodHeat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a deep, 20cm round cake tin. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, then gradually add the egg, beating after each addition. Fold in the almonds, cold mashed potato, lemon zest and baking powder.Tip into the tin, level the top, then bake for 40-45 mins or until golden and a…
  • Chocolate Sponge Cake - Recipe

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    This is an easy and foolproof recipe for chocolate sponge cake, perfect for an occasion or just a wanted treat!Ingredients6oz/170g unsalted butter, softed, not melted6oz /170g caster sugar4oz/115g self-raising flour or plain flour with a teaspoon of baking powder3 large egg2oz/ 55g cocoa powder, not drinking chocolatepinch of saltFor the buttercream3oz/85g unsalted butter, soften, not melted6.5oz/185g icing sugar2oz/55g milk or dark chocolateMethodPreheat the oven to 190c/170c fan or gas mark 5. Grease and line two 20cm sandwich tins.Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix until creamy…
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    Bread & With It

  • Homemade Vapor Rub

    Laurel Blow
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I never realized that something as simple as homemade vapor rub would make me so completely happy. The Blow household is under the weather... in a major way. It's a lot of work when one person gets sick, because it begins to spread; making its way from one person to the next. Michael brought it home from work and now we're suffering from his generosity. A family that gets sick together, stays together... right? During this time of suffering and misery our busy life is on hold. The baby refused to eat all day yesterday. It was nothing short of painful to watch her cry, knowing there…
  • Vegetarian Chili

    Laurel Blow
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Vegetarian Chili is one of my favorite meals. I used to top it with cheese and sour cream, but due to my not so new resolution to get fit, I haven't been doing that. Instead I'm focusing on eliminating dairy because of my sensitivity to it, and reducing calories because of my desperate hope to drop excess pounds. It's a difficult task for anyone, but this time I'm determined. Over the last few weeks, eating a healthy diet and working out at the gym has become a major part of my life. I've spent my entire adult life overweight. My weight has always been a struggle for me. I have…
  • Simple Juicing Tip

    Laurel Blow
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    It's been an exciting week! Not just because we are sharing this simple juicing tip, but because Bread & With It topped the scale with its first $100 dollars of earnings in one month. I described how it all work out, in my March Income Report. On top of such a successful month, there is another Bread & With It Little Warrior. His name is Damien. If you haven't read his story, or seen his custom-made Chiari Doll, then check it out when you are done learning about this simple juicing tip. In addition to all these wonderful things happening on Bread & With It, the weather…
  • 2015 March Income Report

    Laurel Blow
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Ok, pardon my language but... HOT DAMN! Did do you see that! WOOT WOOT! Touch down dance, WOOT WOOT! This is a huge milestone for Bread & With It. It's so exciting to reach this point. I mean seriously, how can you not leap with joy when finding out your blog just made it's first $100? YES! Super excitement! *Clears throat* Ok... Now lets get serious and talk numbers like true professionals. Shall we? The post 2015 March Income Report appeared first on Bread & With It.
  • Damien’s Chiari Malformation Story

    Myriah Hagen
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Bread & With It donates a unique "Chiari Doll", specially made by a crochet artist, to each of these featured Little Warriors with Chiari Malformation! This is Damien's Story... The post Damien’s Chiari Malformation Story appeared first on Bread & With It.
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    Gourmet Project

  • Pasta Salad in a Jar

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:08 pm
    A fresh, made from scratch, cold pasta salad... in a jar, for yur picnics! - Un'insalata fresca di pasta... in barattolo! per i tuoi picnic!
  • Stephanie (Girl versus Dough)

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:42 pm
    interviewing Stephanie about Italian food, ingredients and fave recipes! - intervistando Stephanie sulla cucina italiana, gli ingredienti e le sue ricette!
  • The Rosemberry Lemonade: Picnic Delight!

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:53 pm
    A fresh strawberry lemonade for your spring picnics. Add a special aroma and you have a gourmet homemdae drink! - Una fresca limonata alle fragole per i tuoi picnic primaverili. Aggiungi un'aroma speciale e hai un drink fatto in casa super gourmet!
  • Strawcamole: the Unauthorized Spring Guacamole Recipe

    9 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    a fresh, seasonal salsa for picnic dipping or salads! - una salsa fresca e di stagione per i tuoi intingoli o le tue inalate da picnic!
  • The Dirty Little Secrets of Gourmet Picnics – Phase 2

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:15 pm
    flowers, paper and fabrics... but how to use them? - fiori, carta e stoffe, ma come usarli?
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    The Yummy Lounge

  • Cucumber Raita

    The Yummy Lounge
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    Cucumber Raita                Cucumber has countless health benefits. It is one of the very low calorie vegetables. It is a good source of potassium. Cucumber contains unique anti – oxidant. So Cucumber Raitais ideal for summer season.  Cucumber is one of the cheapest vegetable and also available easily in almost all part of India as well as in major part of world. Cucumber is part of majority of side dishes and the good to have it to fill the gap of necessary nutritional value of the meal. To get Cucumber nutrition, never squeeze out the…
  • Whole Wheat Nachos Chips

    The Yummy Lounge
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    Homemade Indian Whole Wheat Nachos Chips               Nachos is a Mexican dish. Often it is served as a snack and topped with cheese sauce, cream, olives, jalapeno, etc. Here is Indian version of nachosnamed Whole Wheat Nachos Chips. It is made from whole wheat flour and with fenugreek leaves to give nice twist and aromatic flavor. Here also used some regular spices.                This is a crunchy simple finger food recipe. There is no spoon or no fork required. This is…
  • Corn Salsa

    The Yummy Lounge
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    Easy Homemade Corn Salsa                Salsa is a nice appetizer deep or side dish. It goes well with nachos or corn chips. Here is a colorful Corn Salsa Recipewhich gives sweet, spicy and tangy taste. This is homemade Corn Salsa Recipe. It is made from corn, onion, tomato and seasonings. This is simple Corn Salsa Recipe. You can also add your choice of bell peppers as well. This is very quick and easy corn salsa recipe.                Corn is very healthy food. Here simple…
  • Fruit Salad with Custard

    The Yummy Lounge
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    Fruit Salad with Custard                Fruit salad with custard is a famous Indian cuisine dessert. This is very easiest custard powder recipe. It is made of fruits, custard, and milk. You can also serve this with topping of vanilla ice-cream. This recipe is Indian style fruit custard recipe.                 Custard Fruit Salad Recipe is prepared on any occasion or on any festival. This is very easy to make fruit salad with custard recipe. Here chikoo, banana, apple and to…
  • Vaghareli Rotli | Chapatti Curry | Roti Ki Subji

    The Yummy Lounge
    5 Apr 2015 | 1:37 am
    Vaghareli Rotli - Chapatti Curry                Vaghareli Rotli is a Gujarati traditional Recipe. In English, we can define as chapatti curry. Sound strange? It is nothing but chopped roti(chapatti) in butter milk (yoghurt sauce). In Gujarat, it is also known as Rotli nu Shaak means roti ki subji. It is a whole wheat Indian flatbread curry. Majorly it is made from leftover roti (chapatti).                 Do you have stale roti(chapatti)? Don’t know what to do with…
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    Mom's Recipes Handbook

  • Veg Paneer Frankie Roll Recipe How to Prepare

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:48 pm
       Hi friends happy Saturday.... Today one different recipe 'Veg Paneer Frankie' is simple and easy method delicious recipe. It is very tasty as well as healthy. It is one of the good snack to eat. Vegetable Frankie is good for diet people. Its everyday’s question, what can be made instantly, which should also be tasty and healthy. here I’m giving you  something which can be made very easily, which require very less ingredients, still full of nutrition and its perfect for lunch box. Very easy to make, i have made the Roti with whole wheat…
  • How to Prepare Sweet Puri With Milk Sauce Recipe

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
        Hi friends, today one sweet and cool recipe "Sweet Puri with Milk sauce" recipe.... My sister recipe. This milk dessert is my fathers, my mother and my favourite recipe. We are always delighted when we prepare this for use. I am sharing this recipe as it is very yummy.... If you prepare this recipe and function are any occasion are take it like a snack as we like it...    This is a authentic desert which taste so rich and creamy. I made this today and everyone in my family loved it a lot..Traditionally to make it even more special.. It's one of my absolute…
  • Andhra Crab (Peethala) Curry Recipe How to Cook

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
      This Indian crab curry has blend of good spice and coconut. All this makes this curry special and mouth watering. Once you have this I bet you will make it always. The crab curry taste will linger on your taste-buds always. You could also tell me a cocktail of 2 regions :)…..  Since childhood I have been eating coastal food along with south Indian food. Like dosa, idlis , fish curry, goan food. May be that is why I love coastal food. But love coastal food especially fish & prawns. Seafood. Indian Crab Curry Recipe non vegetarian dishes. Actually, my grand…
  • Pachi Pulusu Andhra Recipe How to Prepare

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
      Hi, today one different recipe My dad recipe "Pachi Pulusu".  I am so happy to share my dad recipe here.. Its a simple recipe, and it is a desi recipe.. In Andhra and Telangana states... Actually this recipe is my grand mother (Nana amma) recipe. My dad will learn this recipe in my grand mother.. This is desi recipe simple to prepare and taste also so good.. Simple ingredients, simple process.. In this recipe main ingredient is tamarind puree, onions and jagarry... This is so sour and sweet.. like khatta mitha.. Pachi Pulusu is an unheated version of pulusu. This is a…
  • Simple Pav Bhaji Snack Recipe How to Prepare

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
       Pav Bhaji: Pav Bhaji is the traditional fast food dish native to Maharashtra and one of the most famous street food in metropolitan areas of India. Pav means a small loaf of bread which served with Bhjai,vegetable dish especially in the central and western Indian states. The quick meal of Indian street as well as Indian restaurants served with butter fried pav,or some more varieties like Cheese Pav Bhaji,Paneer Pav Bhaji and Mushroom Pav Bhaji. Pav Bhaji is one of the most common snack to have between lunch and dinner, it is also a party favorite food item.  The famous…
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    A Side of Sweet

  • High Tea at the Palace Hotel

    Kelly Egan
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    There’s something absolutely romantic about the notion of high tea. When I think about nibbling at pretty bites of food and sipping tea it makes me think of the glamorous ladies of days past. I sometimes joke that if I hadn’t decided to go to medical school, I would have been just as content being a lady who lunches. High tea at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco is a little peek into what that might be like. I gathered there for tea service with a few friends and it was so much fun! Definitely a must-do if you’re in San Francisco. Every dish was delicious, and almost too…
  • Recipe Update :: Kimchi Fried Rice

    Kelly Egan
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    My recipe for lightened up kimchi fried rice was one of the first recipes I ever posted on A Side of Sweet (at that time it was called Running Blonde). Although it was delicious, my food photography skills at the time were definitely beginner level. As a part of the Food Bloggers Central blog hop, Bobbi from Bam’s Kitchen gave my kimchi fried rice a much-needed update! You might remember me mentioning the Blog Hop recently during this 5 Ingredient Baked Egg Boats post. Bobbi is an amazing food blogger based in Hong Kong. She shares tons of healthy international cuisine recipes. You…
  • My Casual Weekend Style

    Kelly Egan
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    So two casual outfit looks in a row makes it a thing right? I told you in my last style post that I was digging casual neutrals these days! Everything about this outfit screams comfort – boyfriend jeans, a soft over-washed tee shirt, and loafers. They are also pieces that I’ve had on hand for a while, just polished up with a new statement necklace. The accessories are what keeps things chic and not too casual. My friend Leah, of Leah Bentley Photography, and I hit the streets of the Mission district for this pretty ‘street style’ inspired shoot. Mission Street,…
  • Healthy Spinach Dip Endive Appetizers

    Kelly Egan
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:35 am
    For me, part of being healthy is being balanced. For every slice of pie, there has to be a balance, whether that is a date with the treadmill or cutting out snacks for a few days after. When the balance is off is when we find ourselves avoiding mirrors and reaching for a baggy sweater. It’s a feeling I know all too well, especially with the weather getting warmer and those pasty legs getting ready to see the sunlight again! I feel like I’m still in a pretty good place fitness-wise after starting The Dailey Method and I don’t want to undo all my hard work! This healthy…
  • Rhubarb Galettes for Edible Magazine

    Kelly Egan
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Just a quick post today for you friends! I just wanted to let you know you can find this amazing recipe for rhubarb galettes over on the Edible Silicon Valley blog today. Edible is a network of food magazines that celebrate local and seasonal foods. It’s a great resource for inspiration great things to eat and do in your community. You can find a full list of Edible communities here. Rhubarb is coming into season and I can’t think of a prettier way to use it than to make mini galettes out of it! You can find the article here. The post Rhubarb Galettes for Edible Magazine appeared…
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    Rainstorms and Love Notes

  • If My Cats Were on Instagram

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’ve had this post idea on my running list of things to write about for at least a year, but when I found out about Erin’s link-up for “meet the felines”, I knew it would be a great time to finally sit down and write it. As you probably know, TJ and I are pretty much obsessed with our cats, so I sat down and thought about what they would post if cats could post to Instagram (or Instacat, as I’ve elected to call it). I had way too much fun putting this together, and I think it might be my favorite post ever. Owen: Taby: Riley: And that’s what my cats would…
  • The Moment I Knew It Was Love

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    With our third wedding anniversary coming up in 5 days (seriously, where does the time go?!), I thought it’d be fun to write about the very moment that I first knew I was in love with TJ, and that I’d be in it for the long haul with him. If you’ve read our love story, then you know that we met at work, and took things pretty slowly to begin with. As the months went on, we went from hanging out about once a week to seeing each other several times a week, and slowly letting some of our friends from work know that we were dating. Around mid-June 2010, we decided to take a day…
  • Chicken and Goat Cheese Crepes

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    So, it’s kind of hard to take good, appetizing pictures of crepes, because all the good stuff is on the inside, but let me just tell you, this is one of my new favorite meals. For real. It’s light, and the flavors are just kind of perfect for spring and summer. Know what I mean? Some meals just taste like they’re for certain months, and this is one of them. Also, I don’t know about you, but to me, crepes always seemed kind of hard to make, but let me reassure you that they’re super easy. If you can make pancakes, you can make crepes. If you’ve never made…
  • The Ultimate Book for Snail Mail Lovers

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    I received a copy of “Love Letters” by Hannah Brencher from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. Now, let’s get to the fun stuff! As if the second half of my blog name didn’t give it away, I’m into love notes. And also just notes and letters in general. In fact, I think snail mail is one of the best things ever, and I hate that it’s largely been replaced by quick snippets of digital correspondence. So, when I got this book that’s dedicated to the art of snail mail, I instantly fell in love with it. The idea of the book is simple: it’s…
  • Cayenne Pepper Brownies

    10 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Raise your hand if you think putting cayenne pepper in your brownies sounds like the worst/grossest idea ever. It’s ok, I used to be one of you too! Then, about a year ago, I tried this chili chocolate bar, and I realized how amazing spicy peppers and chocolate are together. Now, I’m on a mission to convert you over to the spicy side. So, let me tell you about these brownies. First of all, they are the gooiest brownies of all time, and it’s amazing. Secondly, they have the perfect crusty top that I think should be a requirement of every single brownie in the world. And…
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    Whole Food Republic

  • Shaved Viola Asparagus in a Lemon Vinaigrette

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Full of flavor and color, fresh asparagus, whether it be green, white or purple, is a celebration of spring! I love it when asparagus starts flooding the farmer’s markets, especially when I get my hands on fresh purple asparagus. The fabulous thing about it is that it’s tender enough to be eaten raw. Just use […] The post Shaved Viola Asparagus in a Lemon Vinaigrette appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
  • Pasta with Prosciutto and Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Here’s a little secret: there are three things I really love – prosciutto, arugula and lemon! Put all three of them together and well…I’m experiencing a little bit of heaven. The saltiness of prosciutto and baby arugula with its mild, nutty, peppery taste team fabulously with zesty lemon. I’m generally not a fan of creamy […] The post Pasta with Prosciutto and Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
  • Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your table with the tastes of the Mediterranean. There is nothing more Mediterranean, than fresh, sunny, coastal flavors. Simplicity paired with quality ingredients is the centerpiece of this tasty combination of orzo tossed with tuna, artichokes, sweet pointed red pepper, capers and herbs in a […] The post Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
  • Tender Greens in a Champagne Vinaigrette with Asparagus, Strawberries & Avocado

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Champagne vinegar is considered the “king of vinegars” in France as it is incomparably smooth, subtle, and light. It makes a great choice for dressing up delicately flavored salads using ingredients that are fresh, ripe and in season. In the early spring, blanched asparagus and spring strawberries make a perfect match. A buttery avocado also […] The post Tender Greens in a Champagne Vinaigrette with Asparagus, Strawberries & Avocado appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
  • Asparagus (Purple, White & Green)

    10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Asparagus has a wonderfully subtle flavor that works well with almost anything—in summer salads or as a perfect side dish for pretty much any meal. When I see all sorts of asparagus start to appear at the farmers market each spring, I really can’t resist buying some and so starts my short stinted asparagus binge. […] The post Asparagus (Purple, White & Green) appeared first on Whole Food Republic.
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  • Marshmallow Frosting with Chocolate Cake

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is all about the marshmallow frosting. The chocolate cake is just something to eat it with, like a piece of toast for homemade raspberry jam. I have never liked marshmallows. A lot of people find this strange, but you’ll find it less bizarre after I tell you I have a sister who does not like chocolate. The worst of all were the mutant “marshmallow” confections found in lucky charms. They were (and still are) like crispy, sugary freeze-dried styrofoam. One day at my friend’s 10th birthday party, she asked me to have a piece of her birthday cake with her favorite marshmallow…
  • Southwestern Chipotle Lasagna

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s time for some cuisine confusion. Or should that be fusion? Sounds like the same thing to me. Tonight’s dinner is a Mexitalian inspired lasagna in form, but with the soul of a taco. I’ve been making variations of this lasagna since college, but the chipotle makes this one my favorite. I also added the broccoli and spinach this time. Vegetables were not in my vocabulary as an undergrad, unless they happen to be delivered on top of a pizza. Southwestern Chipotle Lasagna 1 ½ cup broccoli 4 oz spinach 1 medium onion 4 oz green chili peppers 1½ cups crushed fire-roasted tomatoes 1 lb…
  • Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

    11 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes pureed veggie soups can taste a bit monotone, like a mouthful of “meh”.  We can’t have that here.  Sad soups do nothing to help motivate one to eat healthy. However, pre-roasting the vegetables changes things drastically for the better. Just like making a face-melting habanero salsa, roasting brings out a better range of flavors. This is a good quick & healthy recipe to make when you don’t feel like putting a lot of effort into dinner, yet it tastes like something you cooked for hours. Note: You can buy the pesto or make your own. I had some leftover asparagus…
  • Roasted Asparagus Jalapeno Pesto

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Of all the Easter leftovers, asparagus is one of the most perishable.  I tried to come up with a creative way to sneak it into dinner…again.  What could I make that was as far from lamb and mint jelly as possible?  Pizza! I considered doing a shaved asparagus topping, but just imagine how difficult it would be to eat long, skinny strands of asparadudes on top of a slice of pizza. I’d need a tarp. This pesto has a small bit of spiciness, although probably a bit less than normal because it was roasted first and not raw. You could also use just half a jalapeno and it would likely…
  • Crochet A Bowl

    4 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    After you come home from a baby shower, you discover precisely how a Baby’s R Us would look if it were stuffed into a cannon and shot into your house. It’s amazing just how much space all the cute stuff requires. Even things like itty bitty socks can be a challenge to keep track of.   If she is anything like her Dad, I know her little tiny socks will end up dispersed throughout the house, and some will inevitably be lost. I am counting on this being the case, but I still have to try to be a little organized in the beginning. (Her socks will also never match, unless by overcoming odds…
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    One Mans Kitchen

  • Gluten Free Victoria Sponge

    2 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Gluten Free Victoria Sponge Ingredients  225g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour 225g Sugar 225g Butter ( Not margarine!!) 4 Large Beaten Eggs 1/2 Bicarbonate of Soda Strawberry Jam I have no idea how much jam I use. I just kind of do it by eye so you’ll have to do the same! Butter Cream Ingredients 85g Softened Butter ( Just leave it out the fridge for  hour to soften it) 225g Icing sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence 1 Tablespoon of Milk Most shop brought gluten free cakes are a little lack luster in both the taste and texture department. This is not the case if you are willing to put the…
  • Bacon & Gruyère Cheese Quiche

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

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

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

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

  • Chinese Chicken Nuggets

    Han Tang
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. Today I am going to share with you guys the recipe for an easy-to-make yet super delicious Chinese Chicken Nuggets dish. I am 100% sure you will fall in love with this dish. It’s a perfect snack for sharing with the family and friends. You could wow your friends with knowing how to make Chinese chicken nuggets now.Ready to learn how to make this dish? Let’s get started.Continue reading: Chinese Chicken NuggetsChinese Chicken Nuggets Han Tang
  • Egg and Tomato

    Han Tang
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography.  Today I am going to share a recipe about a tasty vegetarian dish, the egg and tomato stir-fry. It is one of the most common dishes in China, almost every family knows how to make this dish. I also feel this dish is a great comfort food choice. For the ingredients, all we will need are: tomato, egg and green onion. That’s pretty simple, right?Continue reading: Egg and TomatoEgg and Tomato Han Tang
  • Beef and Onion Stir-fry

    Han Tang
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. Chinese people love eating shaved beef, especially when we are eating a hot pot. We would dip the beef in the boiling broth and wait for a few seconds until the color of the beef has changed. Today I am going to share a recipe about how to make a simple and tasty stir fry dish using this convinient ingredient. It only takes about 15 minutes to make this dish from scratch to finish. All we need for ingredients are: shaved beef, red onion and peppers.Continue…
  • Korean-style Pork Rib and Potato

    Han Tang
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. Today I am going to share one of my favoriate pork rib recipes with you guys, which is the Korean-style pork rib and potato. In the “Korean Style Pan-fried Pork Belly” recipe I shared a couple of weeks ago, I introduced a Korean hot pepper paste. And today, we will need another common seasoning for making Korean food which is the Korean soybean paste in order to make this dish.Continue reading: Korean-style Pork Rib and PotatoKorean-style Pork Rib…
  • Beef and Tomato Stew

    Han Tang
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Spice the Plate Spice the Plate - A food blog with authentic Chinese recipes, cooking tips and resources for food photography. Today I am going to share a great recipe for a cold winter day, the beef and tomato stew. It is also one of my favoriate dishes. To keep the beef in this dish tender and juicy, I have two small tips to share with you. Tip number one: Put the raw beef in cold water, and bring it to boil, after the beef has changed color, discard the water and rinse the beef under cold running water, drain well and set aside (as shown in the picture below)Continue reading: Beef and…
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    Prolific Pantry

  • Portobello Mushroom Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese

    Courtney Buchanan
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Portobello mushrooms aren’t a crowd pleaser by any means. In fact, many people can’t think about choosing that over steak (often the two choices at formal events). But for those of us who prefer portobellos over a piece of meat, it’s refreshing to find a recipe that truly plays to a portobello mushrooms strengths and brings out all the right flavors and textures. This recipe, which features several components that pair well together, is simple in execution, yet complex in flavor. Ingredients: > 2 tablespoons walnuts > 1/4 cup fresh parsley, leaves separated from stems…
  • Lentil and Cauliflower Soup with Gruyere Cheese

    Courtney Buchanan
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I’ve always loved veggie-dominant soups, preferring minestrone to chicken noodle, even before I stopped eating meat. When I stumbled upon this recipe from Martha Stewart, I knew I had to try it because it combines the components that I love about lentil soup (minus the ham) with those from minestrone soup. The smoked gruyere cheese on top is the perfect finishing touch, especially as the cheese melts atop the cauliflower and other veggies. It reminds me a bit of French Onion soup, without being too dominant of a cheese layer. Enjoy! Ingredients: > 1 tablespoon olive oil > 1 onion,…
  • Zucchini Salad

    Courtney Buchanan
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
    When summer decides to come in the middle of March, the last thing I want to be doing is slaving over a hot stove or oven. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or variety just because you aren’t turning the temperature up to 350°. This raw zucchini is simple, healthy and delicious. The lemon flavor truly shines in this recipe, while the almonds provide a crunch and the feta a creaminess. Ingredients: > 6 medium-sized zucchini > juice and zest from 1 lemon > 1 tablespoon olive oil > 1 package alfalfa sprouts > 1/4 cup slivered almonds > 4 ounces…
  • Raw Fig Bars with Pecans

    Courtney Buchanan
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    I was never a fan of Fig Newtons growing up — I opted for Oreos or chocolate chip cookies. But as people say, your preferences, including your tastebuds, change every seven years. While I still love sinking my teeth into a rich piece of fudge, my sweet tooth often opts for fruit flavors instead. Last year, I followed a raw diet for three days, and after three days, I was ready to eat simple things like steamed vegetables and cooked quinoa. Nonetheless, I still like to experiment with raw recipes because eating foods in their raw form keeps all of nutrients intact and at their highest…
  • Vegetable Farro with Figs and Sunflower Seeds

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

  • Basic Rules for Saving Orphaned Baby Goats

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

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

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

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

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

    6 Apr 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Are you looking for a new recipes for jalapeno poppers? These bacon wrapped baked jalapeno peppers are stuffed with little smokies and cheese. These are a perfect addition to your next game or movie night.Jalapeno poppers are one of the most sought after appetizer dishes when served at a party. I love these, they are easy to put together, and when I serve these, the dish always comes back empty. One thing I just love about jalapeno poppers is their endless variety. There are so many ways you can put these together.These are stuffed jalapeno peppers are not fried, these can be baked your…
  • Chilis Chili Recipe – Orignal

    5 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    Did you know Chilis chili recipe was the foundation for this famous restaurant chain a time ago. Their recipe changed, but this was the recipe they used to pass out as their original recipe.I was recently researching recipes for my column at Parade Community Table, when I came a across for a couple of blog posts about someone who loved Chili’s original chili, and he was upset that they changed their recipe. Now I know that Chili’s used to make most everything in the restaurant, and now it is made in a central location and sent out to Chili’s. Yes, they still cook some things…
  • Hot French Onion Dip

    5 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Do you love the flavors of French Onion Soup Dip? For me when I was growing up my Mom would often throw cocktail parties, if you were doing in this the late 70s you were serving up French onion dip and chips. As an adult I have often been known to serve this up at a party. Here is an updated version of the French onion dip.This recipe has just three ingredients. What could be better than this. You will need ingredients that you already have in your pantry. For this recipe you will need sour cream, cream cheese, and a can of French Onion soup, and you will have a party with just these three…
  • March 2015 Favorites

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Another month has gone by blazingly fast. Thankfully here in Texas, I believe Spring has arrived. So let’s get started on what are some of my favorite things for March. This last month I had the pleasure of going to the farms for Tasteful Selections potatoes. If you have been following my blog, you know that I really enjoy using these potatoes. So often when it comes to large agriculture we have the wrong idea. We think that the farmers may not care what they plant, what they do to the environment, and they are only concerned for their financial gain. I met the people who own the farm,…
  • Parmesan Cheese Spread

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Who doesn’t love a good cocktail party? I am serving up a homemade Sriracha Parmesan Cheese Spread. This April 5, 2015 Mad Men comes back for the last time. Perhaps like you I have been looking forward to this season for a long time.This Parmesan Cheese Spread is my inspiration for celebrating the final season of Mad Men. I have scanned through old cookbooks and read old recipe cards from my grandparents who were always throwing cocktails parties during the 60s, and I wanted to serve up something that they would have with a slight twist. They would serve up a dip like this with…
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Daily Cleanse Recipe: Green Citrus Ginger Juice

    Jessa Nowak
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Everyone Needs a Great Cleanse Recipe After a weekend full of going overboard on food and drinks, we all could use a great juice cleanse recipe. It happens to the best of us. After all, it would be a sin to not take advantage of every morsel at the best French restaurant in town! And a relaxing day at the pool is just not as fun without a margarita or two. Then of course, chips and dip must accompany any sort of Mexican cocktail! It’s all fun and games until Sunday night comes and we start to feel the effects of it all. The post Daily Cleanse Recipe: Green Citrus Ginger…
  • Organic Produce: The Truth Behind the Sticker

    Jessa Nowak
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Either you’re with um or against um. Are you choosing to spend your hard earned dollars on organic produce? What’s your reason? Just like all great debates, opinions on organic farming has people spread from end to end with opposing views. On one hand there are advocacy groups fully against conventional farming aiming to educate the public on how dangerous pesticide use is. Run to the other end of the spectrum and you’ll see the same amount of passion defending the U.S. government and their decisions on what pesticides are safe to use on America’s…
  • Christian Songs: Keys to Unlock a Broken Heart

    Jessa Nowak
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    When was the last time you listened to Christian music? A while ago? Never? If the first thing you think of is a semi tone deaf band leader singing on stage at your childhood church, you’re in for a big surprise. Christian songs aren’t what they used to be. To tell you the truth, a lot of them are actually better than secular music. And no, I’m not just saying that because of the positivity that it imparts. The actual quality of the music is awesome.  The Music Will Change Your Life When I began listening to Christian music, it changed my The post Christian…
  • Millennials – A Misunderstood Generation Set to Dominate

    Chris Nowak
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Over the last decade, Millennials have matured and become an increasingly dominant part of society. This has led to more attention, various opinions forming, and a whole lot of criticism. Generation Y has become synonymous with being lazy, overconfident and entitled. I am here to explain that our generation is filled with entrepreneurs and ambitious talent and we’re not just a bunch of lazy bums. The fact is, we are set to dominate the workforce and spend the most money in the years to come. What does this mean for society? Don’t worry, the big economies of the world…
  • 5 Awesome Resources for New Moms

    Jessa Nowak
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Being a new mom is overwhelming in many ways. What’s the best piece of advice I can give you? Read. Educate yourself so you feel confident! And this is a great place to start. After all, everything here is research-based and written by a Registered Dietitian. This re-cap of 5 previous articles will give you a little bit of everything you need to be confident your baby is safe, healthy and happy. My advice: pin now, read later…you just may find yourself needing some late-night reading material.  Resources for New Moms Babies have such delicate skin, there is no…
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  • Mini Egg Brownie Tart

    Carrie Louise
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Buying holiday candy is always a good idea, because since it's seasonal, and only available for a short time, you know it's fresh from the candy factory, and produced just for the occasion. I'd have to rank Reese's Reester Bunnies as my favorite Easter candy, but all things Cadbury come in tops, as well: Creme Eggs, all varieties, and of course, the sometimes harder to find, Mini Eggs! These uniquely crispy shells are filled with chocolate, and consumed by the dozens...for me, at least. Adding them to the inside, and top, of a fudge brownie, seemed like a logical next step. Use a store bought…
  • Easy Cinnamon Topped Mini Muffins

    Carrie Louise
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Who wouldn't love a basket of warm mini muffins as a gift? Use them to say, "Thank You" or, "Happy Birthday" or sometimes..."I'm Sorry!" Homemade muffins work every time. I promise. These are made using a mixer, and not the traditional wet/dry muffin method, due to the butter. They're still super quick to mix up, and can be made using ingredients you surely already have in the cupboard. I make these all the time, for a quick breakfast treat, a warm dessert, or a last minute gift. Easy Cinnamon Topped Mini Muffins Makes 20-24 mini muffins Recipe By Carrie Louise Ingredients: 1 stick of…
  • Rich and Chocolatey Nutella Stuffed Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting

    Carrie Louise
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Apparently, there is no end in sight to the world's love for Nutella. Personally, I prefer Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, but to each his own (feel free to use either in this recipe). Biscoff is appearing a lot more these days too, but I find that it isn't as versatile as Nutella...and I've done a lot of recipe experimenting with both! Stay tuned. Even if you choose to leave these cupcakes alone, and don't fill them, they are still perfect in their simplicity. Chocolate on chocolate. Sometimes it's the only way to go. And forget the milky stuff...these are so rich and dark they are…
  • Soft Burger Buns

    Carrie Louise
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    As you may already know, I make almost all of my own bread. I can't stand all of those unnecessary (and unhealthy) ingredients in store bought bread, especially in something that is meant to be so basic and pure. With just a few simple ingredients, namely flour, water, salt and can have an amazing loaf of bread, hot out of your own oven. There's nothing like it. Burger Buns are no exception. These are delicious and soft, and you can dress them up with whatever kind of topping you prefer, or leave them plain. Once you've made your own homemade buns, there really is no turning back,…
  • Banana, Chocolate Chip, Pecan Mini Muffins

    Carrie Louise
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:26 pm
    I really like a good mini muffin. I generally use the standard sized pan to make cupcakes, and I use the mini pan for the healthier recipes, like this one. Not only does using the smaller pan make these only 57 calories apiece, but I find that they stay nice and moist for a longer amount of time.These have no refined sugar, and are sweetened only with honey and the ripe bananas. They can easily be made vegan by substituting a nutmilk for the dairy milk, and a soy or coconut yogurt for the greek yogurt, and a flax or chia egg for the egg. The result is nearly the same, in this case. These…
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