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  • Lemongrass Miso Soup

    101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    One thing I've most enjoyed experimenting with over the past year is broth. I suppose the style of broth I'm interested in would technically be considered vegetable broth. That said, this isn't what one tends to think of as a typical vegetable broth - I rarely kick things off with the holy trinity of onion, carrots, and celery. Instead, I might focus one around a favorite chile pepper, or varietal of dried mushroom, or, in this case, lemongrass. It might be more helpful to think of this as thin, flavor-forward soup, where I attempt to build on a short list of intense flavors. I like broths to…
  • The Singapore Cooking Cookbook Giveaway...We Have a Winner!!

    80 Breakfasts
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I hope everyone is having a great Friday, and looking forward to an even greater weekend!  Before we all go off into our own weekend shenanigans though I wanted to finally announce the winner of my latest cookbook giveaway!As mentioned in this post, I, along with the generous folk at Tuttle Publishing, are giving away a copy of Singapore Cooking by Terry Tan & Christopher Tan to one lucky reader.  I've already made some delicious Kari Ayam from this book and I'm looking forward to cooking from it even more...especially making spice pastes from scratch, as well as pretty much…
  • Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings Giveaway

    Cookie Madness
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I have a fun giveaway from Smucker’s® today. To celebrate National Ice Cream month, they are offering one reader samples of their new ice cream toppings, a $50 gift card, plus an assortment of goodies to help create the best sundae bar in town! There are seven new toppings in total, four of which are […]

    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table
    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    This is a meal that I made pretty-much on the spur of the moment last week, utilizing some ingredients that I need to use up.  It turned out to be one of our favorites so far! Lots of veggies and flavors and creamy goodness, and a minimum of effort.I originally set out to make an orzo salad (my husband loves orzo, the pasta that looks like rice), but I ended up serving it hot because we didn't want to wait!  It was super-delicious that way, as a sort of pilaf.  The next day, we enjoyed it cold, for lunch, as a salad.  I love making versatile recipes!CONFESSION:  There…
  • Turkey Zucchini Burger with Garlic Mayo

    Simply Recipes
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Turkey meat is much leaner than beef or pork, so it can be a challenge to make a burger with ground turkey that still gives you the satisfaction of eating a juicy burger. One trick I use to infuse moisture into ground turkey is to add freshly grated zucchini. (Perfect for summer when those of us who garden have more zucchini than we can possibly use.) Continue reading "Turkey Zucchini Burger with Garlic Mayo" »
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  • Lemongrass Miso Soup

    Heidi Swanson
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    One thing I've most enjoyed experimenting with over the past year is broth. I suppose the style of broth I'm interested in would technically be considered vegetable broth. That said, this isn't what one tends to think of as a typical vegetable broth - I rarely kick things off with the holy trinity of onion, carrots, and celery. Instead, I might focus one around a favorite chile pepper, or varietal of dried mushroom, or, in this case, lemongrass. It might be more helpful to think of this as thin, flavor-forward soup, where I attempt to build on a short list of intense flavors. I like broths to…
  • Feta Oregano Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:29 pm
    What you can't see in the photos here is the river running just a few feet out of frame. You can't smell the pine and redwood or their sun-warmed tree bark. What you can see is a good lunch. We were greeted at my friend Bonni's sweet, little alpine cabin with this deliciousness. I thought I'd share her feta-olive preparation - it was beautiful, and it is something you can throw together and serve as part of a series of mezze for people to pull from. It's comprised of good feta and olives served with a lot of fresh oregano, slivered lemon rind, black pepper, and a thick finishing thread of…
  • Pineapple Coconut Water

    Heidi Swanson
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Once or twice a year, I buy a pineapple. It feels like a strange thing to purchase in San Francisco. Pineapples = hot tropics, beaches, bare feet, and endless summers. San Francisco = fog, wind, Victorian architecture, and year-round denim. I remember driving between San Diego and Northern California, along the Pacific coast, when I was in my early twenties, driving home from college, and coming across a small pineapple farm near Oxnard. But, aside from that, this isn't pineapple country. I never see them at the farmers' markets here, so I don't think about them much. That said, the other day…
  • A List of Summer Picnic Bowls

    Heidi Swanson
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
    This coming weekend I'm planning a break from the fog. If all goes well, there will be sun-bright days, star-lit skies, pine trees, bare feet, and eating outdoors. There will be a river. There will be a grill. There will be a cabin. All the necessary components for California mountain summering. I'm incredibly excited. As soon as we solidified our plans I started going through my archives looking for ideas for good picnic-style salads to make, and found myself drafting a list of contenders. It occurred to me that it might be helpful to post the list here as well. Most of these salads are the…
  • Spiced Spinach with Walnuts

    Heidi Swanson
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Simply stated, this is a spinach recipe you should try. It's an adaptable dish that downshifts seamlessly from main attraction to supporting role depending on the quantity of leftovers at hand. The jist: a hot pan filled with all manner of things that work well with spinach - toasted walnuts, shredded mint, lemon, a host of spices, and a good amount of leeks that are cooked until silky tender. Loaded with spinach greens and healthful spices like turmeric and cumin - this is the sort of preparation I favor, in part, because it adds such a nutritional punch to my day while still being…
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  • The Singapore Cooking Cookbook Giveaway...We Have a Winner!!

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I hope everyone is having a great Friday, and looking forward to an even greater weekend!  Before we all go off into our own weekend shenanigans though I wanted to finally announce the winner of my latest cookbook giveaway!As mentioned in this post, I, along with the generous folk at Tuttle Publishing, are giving away a copy of Singapore Cooking by Terry Tan & Christopher Tan to one lucky reader.  I've already made some delicious Kari Ayam from this book and I'm looking forward to cooking from it even more...especially making spice pastes from scratch, as well as pretty much…
  • Pea & Bacon Soup (with bacon bits and garlic croutons)

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    We are beset by rains once again.  It's typhoon season and another big one has just hit us.  Actually, more than big, she was strong...and ravenous.  She flew in Wednesday morning and left havoc and debris in her insolent wake.  I feel lucky that we have a roof over our heads, a safe place to hunker down during these times.  We watched the wind whip the trees and the rain come down in slanted sheets while we were in our pajamas, dry behind our windows.  Little C’s eyes were round saucers as typhoons are very much new to her 4-year-old consciousness.  It…
  • Kari Ayam Spicy Chicken Curry & A Giveaway

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    We just got back from a short but sweet holiday in the vibrant, energetic city of Hong Kong.  Although I am an absolute island girl, and I do enjoy the great outdoors (as long as no sports or creepy-crawlies are involved), I am also a city girl (as contradictory as that may sound) -- I love tall buildings, busy streets, and concrete jungles.  And as far as cities go, Hong Kong is pretty amazing.  It is a tiny little island teeming with activity and action…from executive offices high up in the sky to back rooms in sketchy alleyways, there is always something happening in Hong…
  • Chickpeas and Chorizo

    2 Jul 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Pork and beans is something that I have eaten, and loved, throughout my whole childhood (and well into adulthood).  Yes, I do mean good old pork and beans in the can.  It may not be the healthiest, but it was something my brother and I always looked forward to when we were little, and as such, something that can never be truly “bad” for me, because it holds such a strong sense of nostalgia.   I remember what my parents would do, to make it taste more “home-cooked”, was to sauté some onions and garlic, and perhaps a bit of bacon, before adding the pork and…
  • Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce

    25 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    Did I mention I work from home?  I must have, somewhere along the way.  In any case, I do.  Work from home that is.  Not in the freelance, make your own schedule and take your own projects kind of way, but in the fully-employed, full-time, shifting schedule kind of way.  A lot of people have the misconceived notion that I type blissfully on my keyboard everyday, writing about food and blogging about my random, and (let’s be honest) often trivial thoughts.  Well…I do do that.  Otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading this now.  But it's something I…
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  • Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings Giveaway

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I have a fun giveaway from Smucker’s® today. To celebrate National Ice Cream month, they are offering one reader samples of their new ice cream toppings, a $50 gift card, plus an assortment of goodies to help create the best sundae bar in town! There are seven new toppings in total, four of which are […]
  • Chocolate Cream Pie

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Over the past few years I’ve made a lot of chocolate cream pies, and one thing I discovered was that I really like the ones made with evaporated milk. It gives the filling a slick, smooth texture, plus it doesn’t taste overly rich. Not that there’s anything wrong with cream pies made with heavy cream […]
  • Fresh Blueberry Bread

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    Yesterday’s blueberry cake got a thumbs up from everyone who tried it.  Or at least that’s what I like to think.  Maybe a couple of people hated it and didn’t say anything, but all I heard was the good feedback, so that’s what I’m going with.  It was, however, more of a cake than a […]
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    This is a meal that I made pretty-much on the spur of the moment last week, utilizing some ingredients that I need to use up.  It turned out to be one of our favorites so far! Lots of veggies and flavors and creamy goodness, and a minimum of effort.I originally set out to make an orzo salad (my husband loves orzo, the pasta that looks like rice), but I ended up serving it hot because we didn't want to wait!  It was super-delicious that way, as a sort of pilaf.  The next day, we enjoyed it cold, for lunch, as a salad.  I love making versatile recipes!CONFESSION:  There…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Just wanted to let you know that an article of mine is featured in the latest issue of VegNews magazine (Aug 2014)-- a little bit of history and four colorful and scrumptious vegan-style Peruvian recipes, inspired by foods that I remember from a childhood visit to my father's family in Lima.  I hope you get a chance to see the article and try the recipes.  The print version is available at Whole Foods, Chapters and other stores, and *you can access it for free online* at  (Personally,…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    On Monday some old friends from Portland, OR came over to Denman Island for a quick visit and a picnic.  We took a driving tour around the island, stopped at one of the more interesting beaches, and then landed at Fillongley Park, with it's lovely long beach and view of the snow-capped coastal mountains on the mainland, and walk through the old-growth forest to the lovely meadow that was once a homestead.I brought a picnic lunch to share (our guests brought a watermelon for dessert-- perfect!) and we set everything out on one of the picnic tables near the beach.  I made a vegan…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:15 pm
    This is going to be short and sweet!  Last night I was making a last minute quick meal and looked to see what needed using.  I found a cauliflower and 1/2 cup each of my homemade mayo and some Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream that I had bought for another recipe, as well as some green onions and parsley.  Loving roasted cauliflower as I do, here is what I did with it (and it was delicious!): Printable RecipeBRYANNA'S ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH ROASTED ALMONDS & VEGAN SOUR CREAM DRESSING  Serves 4   1 large head    cauliflower…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:50 pm
    A couple of years ago I had three articles on vegan protein alternatives featured in Alive Magazine.  I just realized that I never mentioned them on this blog!  I was looking up a recipe from one of the articles to make again, and thought some of you might welcome some new recipes for tofu, tempeh and basic seitan. So, I'm posting the links to the articles and recipes with the photos below.  I hope you'll find something new and intriguing in this collection.The photos are all by Scott Yavis.***The first article was "Versatile Tofu: The Kitchen Chameleon", from the June 2012…
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  • Turkey Zucchini Burger with Garlic Mayo

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Turkey meat is much leaner than beef or pork, so it can be a challenge to make a burger with ground turkey that still gives you the satisfaction of eating a juicy burger. One trick I use to infuse moisture into ground turkey is to add freshly grated zucchini. (Perfect for summer when those of us who garden have more zucchini than we can possibly use.) Continue reading "Turkey Zucchini Burger with Garlic Mayo" »
  • Confetti Cucumber Salsa

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I love growing cucumbers, truly I do! But boy are they prolific. With just one Persian cucumber plant I have enough cucumbers for the neighborhood. If you too are a summer gardener faced with the same dilemma of too many cucumbers, or if you just love the taste of cool and crunchy cucumbers, here’s an easy and fun way to use them, in a colorful salsa! Continue reading "Confetti Cucumber Salsa" »
  • Squash Blossom Quesadillas

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Have you ever eaten squash blossoms? The thought of preparing them always seemed a little daunting to me, until a friend made some for me for a traditional Mexican quesadilla (Quesadilla de Flor de Calabazas). They’re so easy! You just roughly chop them and sauté them with onions and garlic. The flavor is lovely, like zucchini but more delicate, and perfect in a quesadilla with cheese and corn tortillas. Continue reading "Squash Blossom Quesadillas" »
  • Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Creole Style

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    There’s a reason why the Southern dish of stewed okra and tomatoes is timeless. It’s just plain good. First you start with browning some bacon, then you add the holy trinity—onions, bell pepper, and celery, then the tomatoes, okra and spices. Everything is cooked together until tender and almost falling apart. Continue reading "Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Creole Style" »
  • Chocolate Bundt Cake

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:46 pm
    My father is somewhat of a homebody. He doesn’t often drop by unannounced, but when he does, there’s usually food involved, especially if that food includes chocolate, or cake, or in this case both. This chocolate bundt cake can feed many, so I was happy to have dad’s enthusiastic support enjoying it. (He gives it “two thumbs up”!) Continue reading "Chocolate Bundt Cake" »
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  • 25 Favorite Amazing Salads with Feta Cheese

    Kalyn Denny
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    For all the other people who love Feta like I do, here are my 25 favorite amazing salads with Feta cheese.For more than nine years I've been posting new recipes several times a week on Kalyn's Kitchen, as well as regularly updating older ones that aren't up to current standards.  And no doubt about it, doing that regularly plus the social-media related tasks that go along with blogging is very much a full-time job.  Not that I am complaining; I love doing it, but sometimes even bloggers  need a vacation, and in the next couple of weeks I'm going to be taking two of…
  • Cucumber, Avocado, and Garbanzo Salad with Feta, Lemon, and Mint (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Loved the fresh garden mint in this Cucumber, Avocado, and Garbanzo Salad with Feta, Lemon, and Mint.A few weeks ago I had a couple of avocados on my counter that were crying out to be used, so I started thinking about how to use them.  I improvised with inspiration from this salad and the lemon-Feta vinaigrette from this salad, and the resulting combination of flavors in this Cucumber, Avocado, and Garbanzo Salad with Feta, Lemon, and Mint was really a wow for me. The first time I made the salad I didn't take photos, so the next time my nephew Jake came to cook we made the salad again,…
  • Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Grilled zucchini replaces the cucumbers in this delicious Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad!  (For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites.  For four weeks in a row now I've gotten zucchini at the farmers market, so I think zucchini season is officially here and it's time to make this Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad!  This is a simple idea, but it's something I've made over and over since I came up with it years ago.)When I visited Athens in 1998, I ate salads with cucumbers, tomatoes, green bell pepper, cucumbers, onions,…
  • Grilled Fusion Chicken (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    This Grilled Fusion Chicken has a great combination of flavors.(Updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, July 2014.)  Back in the early days of my blog I wrote about how to make juicy grilled chicken breasts that are perfect every time and I followed it up with some grilled chicken recipes.  Here's a recipe from back then that I adapted from Sunset Magazine, and really enjoyed the result.  I made this again recently with my niece Kara so we could take some new photos, and we changed the ingredients just slightly to give it even more flavor.  In the new photos I'm…
  • Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Make "noodles" from zucchini and use them for this Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad; so delish!When I posted Three Ways to Make Noodles from Zucchini and Other Vegetables, I promised to share some new recipes using the noodles, and I've made this Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad several times now, and gobbled it up every time.  This recipe is a low-carb and gluten-free offspring of my Pasta Salad with Italian Sausage, Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Olives, a recipe I've been making for years and years for family parties.  This mock pasta salad could be served as a side dish,…
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  • Confetti Cucumber Salsa

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I love growing cucumbers, truly I do! But boy are they prolific. With just one Persian cucumber plant I have enough cucumbers for the neighborhood. If you too are a summer gardener faced with the same dilemma of too many cucumbers, or if you just love the taste of cool and crunchy cucumbers, here’s an easy and fun way to use them, in a colorful salsa! Continue reading "Confetti Cucumber Salsa" »
  • Squash Blossom Quesadillas

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Have you ever eaten squash blossoms? The thought of preparing them always seemed a little daunting to me, until a friend made some for me for a traditional Mexican quesadilla (Quesadilla de Flor de Calabazas). They’re so easy! You just roughly chop them and sauté them with onions and garlic. The flavor is lovely, like zucchini but more delicate, and perfect in a quesadilla with cheese and corn tortillas. Continue reading "Squash Blossom Quesadillas" »
  • Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Fellow gardeners, do you ever plant something because you like the look of it, but grow more than you know what to do with? That’s been my relationship to the Japanese eggplants in my garden. I love to grow them. They hide out trellised against a fence behind my garden bed. They’re a beautiful deep shade of purple, long and elegant. Continue reading "Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce" »
  • Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    (It’s corn season! From the recipe archive. First posted 2007.) The first time I tried grilling corn-on-the-cob, by placing shucked corn directly on the grill, the results weren’t all that stellar. Too dried out and chewy. I consulted “She-who-knows-everything-when-it-comes-to-home-cooking” (a.k.a. mom) who informed me that the best way to grill corn is to cook the corn in their husks, directly on a hot grill. Continue reading "Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob" »
  • Cucumber Mint Quinoa Salad

    7 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Are you a gardener? What kind of cucumbers do you grow? I used to grow lemon cucumbers, but gave up because they got too big and seedy. These days I’m growing Persian cucumbers, which are beautifully thin skinned, with delicate seeds. I usually pick them when they are still on the small side, but even when they grow as big as regular cucumbers, they’re still not at all bitter. Continue reading "Cucumber Mint Quinoa Salad" »
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  • bourbon slush punch

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Nothing to see here, guys. Really, you wouldn’t like this. Who’d want to drink a half-frozen blend of strong tea, lemonade, orange juice and bourbon garnished with fresh mint on a sticky, hot summer day? It might give you a little brain freeze. It would probably feel like liquid air conditioning. It could improve your outlook to the point that you might forget to dread the next heat wave. Nothing good could come of this. Trust me, I know from experience. My friends brought bags of this slush up to their roof last month and I had but a few crunchy sips before I turned to my husband…
  • summer squash gratin with salsa verde

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    For someone who has, at best, only moderate interest in eating all things zucchini and summer squash, this site’s archives tell different story. I mean, how about a torte, some fritters, zucchini bread or zucchini bread pancakes? Maybe a rice gratin, crisps or my favorite 5-minute side dish is more your speed? The 40-plus recipes from previous summers would make you think I jump for joy when the inevitable August glut of green and yellow piles at the Greenmarkets; instead, I approach them warily. I blame my weird need for a challenge. I find zucchini and summer squash a little……
  • grilled peach splits + news!

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    The problem, if there could be one, is that if a 30-something with a kid out of diapers ever says to a group of people, “I have news!” certain presumptions are made. So, to quell any wild ideas before they take off, no, this is not that kind of news. I’m sorry; we’re bummed too. But I have other news, which means we are so overdue for a catch-up/tell-all/gossip session, so pull up a chair. I’ll go first: ... Read the rest of grilled peach splits + news! on © smitten kitchen 2006-2012. | permalink to grilled peach splits + news! | 226 comments…
  • easiest fridge dill pickles

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Every summer, I make a note on my Oh My God Good Vegetables Are Finally Here! cooking to-do list (what, you don’t keep one?) to post about how to make classic dill pickles. Every week they’re available, I pick up nearly a bucket of perfect-for-pickling kirby cucumbers from the Greenmarket for my cucumber-junkie family with the greatest intention of finally making good on this promise. And I never, ever do. It might be that the first couple times I tried, many years ago, my always-too-hot kitchen molded both jars, traumatizing me at the end of the jars’ incubation periods. It…
  • brownie ice cream sandwiches

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Within reason, I think if you’re craving something, you should go for it, although this theory is mostly born of my own poor logic. I’ve all too many times craved, say, a brownie but thought I shouldn’t eat a brownie and so instead snacked on (just for a completely random example) 12 almonds, 1 slice of cheese, half an apple, 1 banana and then, oops, a handful of chocolate chips, amounting roughly 3x the calories of a brownie, a brownie that I craved exactly as much as I did 500 calories ago. And so, when I really want a brownie, I make my favorite brownies and we each eat…
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  • Confetti Cucumber Salsa

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I love growing cucumbers, truly I do! But boy are they prolific. With just one Persian cucumber plant I have enough cucumbers for the neighborhood. If you too are a summer gardener faced with the same dilemma of too many cucumbers, or if you just love the taste of cool and crunchy cucumbers, here’s an easy and fun way to use them, in a colorful salsa! Continue reading "Confetti Cucumber Salsa" »
  • Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber, Jicama, and Ginger

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    School is out, summer is here, and potluck season has commenced. That said, one cannot live on lasagna every day. (Or at least I can’t, maybe you can?) The best way to survive hot days or heavy dishes is to balance them out with something cool and light, like these salmon lettuce wraps. Continue reading "Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber, Jicama, and Ginger" »
  • Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Lemon Oregano Marinade

    30 May 2014 | 7:58 pm
    What’s your favorite way to prepare swordfish? Mine is marinated in an herby vinaigrette, and then grilled. Swordfish is a sturdy fish. It holds up like steak when you cook it, and like beef, takes well to marinating. A quick and easy marinade is just a bottle of your favorite Italian dressing. Or if you, like me, prefer to make your dressings and marinades from scratch, here’s a lovely Greek-inspired vinaigrette with which to marinate the swordfish. It’s made with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano and thyme. Continue reading "Grilled Swordfish Steaks with…
  • Broiled Lobster Tail with Brown Butter Sauce

    7 May 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Broiled lobster tail—the quintessential fancy dinner menu item, isn’t it? Unlike whole boiled or steamed lobster, which is almost impossible to eat delicately, with broiled lobster tail the work has already been done for you. The perfectly cooked meat sits atop the lobster’s bright red shell. All you have to do is cut and eat. Of course this requires a bit more effort on the part of the one preparing the lobster tail. The lobster’s hard shell must be cut open, the meat dislodged from the walls of the shell and pulled out to rest on top before broiling. But in the end,…
  • Perfect Guacamole

    5 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    Updated, from the recipe archive. First posted 2005. Happy Cinco de Mayo! Guacamole, a dip made from avocados, is originally from Mexico. The name is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words – ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce). All you really need for guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. After that, a little lime or lemon juice—a splash of acidity to balance the richness of the avocado. Then comes chopped cilantro, chiles, onion, and tomato, if you want. Continue reading "Perfect Guacamole" »
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  • Sunburnt Margarita

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    A cute idea is to serve in a Mason jar. From What's Gaby Cooking BlogSpot. -- posted by gailanng
  • Almost Raw Green Veggie Dip (With Fermented Veggies)

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The only cooking is to steam the Swiss chard (or spinach) lightly. If you don't have fermented veggies, use regular. Great for crackers or veggies. -- posted by WI Cheesehead
  • Limpin Susan

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    A South Carolina low country recipe, It is said that Susan is the wife of Hoppin' John. -- posted by MarraMamba
  • Smoky Pork Chops With Maque Choux-Style Vegetables

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    A lighter, crisper combination of vegetables without the traditional use of bacon grease served over a succulent pork chop. -- posted by gailanng
  • Georgia Peach Chicken Salad

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    This sounds delightful, I would probably use a rotisserie chicken to make it even easier. -- posted by MarraMamba
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  • Maraschino Lemonade Pops

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    I’m sure you’re looking forward to a wonderful weekend.  In addition to some delicious recipes that are perfect for your weekend meals, I have a secret recipe for a sweet treat that everyone will love.  Kids love to enjoy these maraschino lemonade pops on a hot summer day and they can have fun making them. This recipe is only one of the yummy kid friendly recipes featured in the “Kids Cookin’” cookbook.  This book contains a great collection of easy-to-follow recipes that taste amazing and are perfect for your own junior chefs in training. Members of our Discount…
  • Hooter’s Irresistible Daytona Wings

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    If you haven’t tried the Daytona Beach style wings at Hooters, then you’re missing out.  These wings are tossed in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce that is completely addictive.  Luckily for you, I have the secret recipe that will show you how to make a boneless version of these wings along with this amazing sauce. Don’t forget that we have some more great Hooters recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= One Super Food That Forces You To Lose Weight Free video will show you how transform your body, without starving yourself or…
  • Red Fish Grill’s Crab Cakes

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe is for an amazing crab cake that is served at the Red Fish Grill in New Orleans.  These generously sized crab cakes are rich and tender and can work as a meal.  This dish has so many wonderful layers of flavor.  The crab cakes are served atop very creamy corn made choux and topped with a homemade grilled green onion tartar sauce and tomato relish.  A lot of steps go into recreating this dish at home, but after one bite you will agree it’s well worth the extra effort. Red Fish Grill is located on Bourbon Street in New Orleans French Quarter.  They…
  • Pepper Steak

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    After this busy week, I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend with the family.  To kick off the weekend I’m going to make a quick and easy dinner for us to enjoy together.  To help you do the same, I’ve selected a few delicious recipes (below) that can be prepared in a flash.  First, I have a secret recipe for pepper steak which is full of wonderful flavors and can be served over white rice. This recipe is only one of the award winning recipes featured in the “Blue Ribbon Recipes” cookbook.  This book contains over 400 tried and true recipes for all of your…
  • Taco Bell Waffle Taco

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Today I have another secret recipe from Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu that couldn’t be easier to recreate at home.  The waffle taco contains fluffy scrambled eggs and sausage wrapped in a waffle “taco” with a touch of sweet maple syrup.  You can make these at home in under 10 minutes for a yummy breakfast that is easy to take on-the-go. If you’d like to make your waffles from scratch then try this recipe on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Big Pharma Panicked When This Secret Was Leaked. There is a simple thing you can…
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  • Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

    Thomas Grossmann
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    2 zucchini, thinly sliced 2 yellow squash, thinly sliced 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons butter 3 Eggs 3/4 cup heavy cream 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, dried basil and oregano 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups (8 ounces) Cheddar cheese 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 2 pastry shells (9 inches) In a large skillet, saute the zucchini and onion in butter until tender; drain. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, heavy cream, parsley, salt, garlic powder, basil, oregano and pepper. Stir in cheese and zucchini mixture. Spread mustard over pastry…
  • Sweet & Spicy Beer Nuts

    Thomas Grossmann
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    These sweet and spicy IPA beer nuts are super easy to make and are so addicting.  You can adjust the heat on these by adding more or less Sriracha and Cayenne. 1/3 cup IPA beer (I used Great Divide Brewing Titan IPA) 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 1/2 cups mixed nuts (I used a mixture of peanuts, cashews and almonds) Add the beer and brown sugar to a large saucepan over medium heat.  Stir until sugar has melted.  Bring to a boil. Allow to boil untouched for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in butter, Sriracha and…
  • Chicken Fajita Skillet

    Thomas Grossmann
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1/2 inch thick) Salt 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 medium onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips 2 bell peppers, sliced into 1/4-inch strips 1/2 jalapeno pepper, sliced Marinade: 2 Tbsp lime juice 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 pinch cayenne pepper 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro For Serving: 4-6 flour tortillas – or serve over rice Salsa Sliced avocado Sour cream shredded cheese Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Add…
  • American Flag Ice Cream Cake

    Thomas Grossmann
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Here is the perfect cake to make for this July 4th weekend!  It takes a bit of time to put this together but it tastes (and looks) amazing! 16oz box white cake mix (plus required ingredients) 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 (.3 oz) bottle blue food coloring 5 drops red food coloring non-stick cooking spray 3 pints raspberry sorbet 2 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream 2 pints heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioners sugar Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Coat a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the package.  Add the cocoa powder and food…
  • Brownie Milkshakes

    Thomas Grossmann
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:51 am
    1 pint vanilla bean ice cream 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups crumbled brownies 2 square brownie pieces for garnish In a blender, place all ingredients.  Cover; blend on low speed about 10 seconds or until smooth.  Add more milk if too thick. Pour into glasses.  Garnish each glass with a brownie square. Serves 2 Related Posts:Green Pea SoupOktoberfest Beer Cheddar SoupCrunchy Cabbage SaladChicken & Mushrooms with Roasted Garlic Cream SauceHomestyle Macaroni and Cheese
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Shrimp Fra Diavolo – The Brother Devil Made Me Do It

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    This latest test of still how little I know about editing in Adobe Premier, features a devilishly delicious shrimp fra diavolo, or “shrimp brother devil,” if we’re being literal for comic effect. I think this came out looking pretty good, although it took me so much longer to edit, since I’m still barely at novice level using the new software. So, with it being Friday afternoon and all, I’m gong to keep this short and sweet, and simply suggest you do two things.First of all, if you know any great Premier tips, tricks or resources, send them my way! You’ll notice I don’t have…
  • Korean Fried Chicken Sauce – The Sauce of Things to Come

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Who says you have to read H. G. Wells to reference him? Anyway, this lovely sweet and sour sauce is part one of a two-part series on Korean fried chicken. That video will be posted on Wednesday, and if you want to enjoy it at 100% awesomeness, you’ll want to whip up a batch of this stuff. As I disclaimed in the video, this is just my take, and while I think it’s pretty classic, there are a couple of things I do differently. I like to add lots of green onion and garlic, as well as not cook this quite as long as most recipes call for. The result is a sauce with those ingredients a little…
  • Korean Fried Chicken is the Best Fried Chicken

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    I've always considered myself something of a fried chicken expert. Whether we’re talking sports bars, casual dining, or white tablecloth restaurants, if there's some kind of fried chicken on the menu, I'm going to order it. Because of that fact, and my advanced age, I’ve pretty much had every single style known to man, and this Korean fried chicken is officially my favorite. No other method I've come across has the same combination of tender, juicy, flavorful chicken, and plate-scratching crispiness as this recipe does. It's simply a must try if you're a fan of the genre. The…
  • Next Up: Korean Fried Chicken Week!

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The vacation is coming to an end, and while I certainly enjoyed my time off, I'm really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things this week by featuring the mind-blowing awesomeness that is Korean fried chicken. Tomorrow, I'll ease back into it by showing you my take on the traditional KFC sauce, and then Wednesday, we'll cover the actual chicken recipe. With apologies to the Colonel, this is the world's best fried chicken. Stay tuned!
  • Summer Drinking

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    I know, I'm supposed to be on vacation, but I wanted to post links for a couple of spectacularly refreshing summer drinks. Not only is the timing perfect for either of these beautiful beverages,  but I was getting really tired of looking at that hairy, photoshop'd beach guy. To see the full post, and get the ingredients, click on the title, and away you go. Enjoy, and see you next week! Watermelon Agua Fresca  Homemade Strawberry Soda 
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    Chili Cheese Fries

  • Pickled Tomatoes & Jalapenos

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I am gonna keep this one short and sweet today. This is a quick flashback to a popular post from the old site which happens to still be a favorite dish of mine. There is nothing like having a big jar or three of these zingy, spicy pickled tomatoes and jalapenos in the fridge to snack on or to top salads or grill fish with. Is it a condiment? Is it a snack? Hell,I don't know but it is wonderful, especially when the tomatoes are in season and fresh and ripe. Take this recipe to new levels by using a mixture of heirloom tomatoes locally sourced from a farmer market or vegetable stand. Oh and…
  • Gumbo Z’Herbes

    4 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Ahh the King of Gumbos as it's called in old New Orleans. Gumbo Z'Herbs, in parts of Louisiana that are predominantly Catholic, was traditionally served on Good Friday. The reasoning was that after so many days of Lenten the body needed to be rejuvenated with high potency vitamins like the ones found in many greens. And when this tradition was in full bloom the more types of greens the better. The old saying was that for every type of green added to the Gumbo Z'Herbs, you would make a new friend in the coming year. Nowadays this dish is mostly referred to as vegetarian gumbo, My version…
  • Mexican Chorizo

    28 Jun 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Hey it’s a freakin sausage fest here at CCF lately. Literally, because we are making chorizo. Yes it is true that many of the recipes here call for spicy chorizo. It can add a nice kick to many dishes. Again when I call for chorizo I am referring to the fresh (not cured and dried) version, of which I simply remove from the casing and add the meat mixture as an ingredient. Well it turns out that many of you don’t have a local deli or meat market that regularly churns this stuff out at an alarming rate like we do here in Florida. I am sure that states in the southwest have ample resources…
  • Boot Camp – Burger Grilling Basics

    15 Jun 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The fourth of July is right around the corner so todays boot camp will focus on the quintessential of all July 4th menu items, the hamburger. You've heard me say it before, great hamburgers are 90% technique. That’s right, if you want to graduate from grilling ho hum ordinary hockey puck burgers to back yard greatness, it will take practice.  We will review the key steps that make up that 90% as well as arm you with a couple of kicked up condiment and topping ideas to help take your burgers over the top. First let’s start by talking about how the perfect burger should feel. Yes, I said…
  • Kitchen Cheat Sheet

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:25 am
    The awesomely creative folks over at created this very handy kitch cheat sheet infographics which covers just about everything you may ever need to reference. Click on the image to link to them if you are into that sort of thing. Cool.
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  • Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Summer is in full swing and cool dinners are a staple in our house in Florida.  I love experimenting with new salads and in particular, slaw – I had a Ruby Red grapefruit that needed to be used, so I decided to try a Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing.  I’m really glad I did. It was wonderful! One large head of finely shredded cabbage Juice of one Ruby Red grapefruit 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons raw sugar salt and pepper to tast In a bowl, or large measuring cup, add the liquid ingredients, the sugar,  a big pinch of salt, and a couple…
  • Summer Harvest Warm Pasta Salad

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Down here in Florida, it’s really hot.  This room temperature, or slightly warm pasta “salad” is a great way to use up all those summer veggies!  This warm pasta salad is unexpected and marvelous! My version makes enough to feed an army, feel free to scale it down – don’t worry about measurements, it will be awesome, I promise. 2 Zucchini sliced thin 2 Yellow Squash sliced thin 3 Sweet onions sliced thin 2 large cloves garlic minced 3 medium tomatoes rough chopped 3 yellow nectarines rough chopped 1 yellow bell papper julienne 1 orange bell pepper julienne…
  • Linguine with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Potatoes

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Decadent.  Did you ever feel like you just need carbohydrates?  Rough day?  Week? Month?  Yeah.  I had one of those days and I could not get the idea of pasta and potatoes out of my brain.  So?  I went with it.  This was so very good – comforting, very satisfying.  Feel free to halve the recipe if you’re rather not have leftovers for three days. I’m not complaining, but the leftovers could not be ignored and it turned into three days of eating lots of carbs.  Let me know if you try this, I’m very interested in hearing what everyone else things about Linguine…
  • Zoodle (Zucchini Noodle) Salad

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    These things are awesome!  I’ve been hearing about Zoodles (zucchini noodles) for years, but I’d never tried them.  This week I changed that.  I was really dying for some pasta, we all were and in our ongoing effort to stay off the processed carbs, I bought zucchini. I don’t have a spiralizer and I was really dreading the thought of trying to cut that much zucchini by hand -  but then I remembered that I have a mandoline and I thought that one of the blades, had to be able to get me close… It did. Honestly?  This is one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment…
  • Caponata Rice

    7 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Sometimes a good idea just comes to you when you’re looking through the fridge for what to put together.  I love the taste of caponata, but we were hungry – so I needed something a bit substantial.  Caponata Rice fit the bill, quite nicely. 2 large eggplant, cut into cubes 5 large red tomatoes (I only had 3, 5 would have been better! 4 large cloves of garlic, mined 1 large sweet onion, chopped a big handful of kalamata olives, chopped olive oil salt brown rice   Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil. Add all the vegetables and the olives –…
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  • Summer Breakfast Quinoa Bowls

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
     Of all the ways to eat quinoa, this is my favorite! Served as a warm cereal topped with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey – it reminds me of eating a bowl of farina as a kid, memories I hold dear and near.I cook the quinoa in almond milk sweetened with just a touch of brown sugar (you can use any sweetener or omit if you wish) and serve it with extra warmed milk on the side. That's just my preference, if you prefer your cereal thicker you can add less milk. Using almond milk makes this a great dairy-free, gluten-free breakfast option for people with allergies.  And for a Fall…
  • Steak & Caramelized Onions with Arugula and Quinoa Penne

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Grilled steak with sweet balsamic caramelized onions are tossed with baby arugula, gluten-free quinoa, amaranth and brown rice penne pasta (you can use whatever pasta you like) topped with fresh shaved parmesan – I'm a sucker for a good steak salad, and this one is AWESOME! Packed with protein, it's made with lean sirloin, which I cooked on the grill pan, but you can cook it outside on the grill, or in a large skillet. The gluten-free quinoa pasta was from Tru Roots, it cooks al dente and tastes just like regular pasta, I was very impressed! You can also make this with whole wheat…
  • Lentil Salad

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    This healthy salad is made with cooked lentils and diced fresh diced carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, parsley and lemon juice – perfect to make ahead for lunch for the week as the flavors only get better overnight. It's also vegan, high in fiber, protein and only about 100 calories per serving.I've LOVE making my chicken and lentil soup, but I was never really a fan of using lentils in a salad (I'm a picky legume eater). But the other day I bought a small lentil salad at my local health food store to try and take to the beach and really enjoyed it, but I paid twelve dollars…
  • Mediterranean Boneless Pork Chops

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Talk about a delicious weeknight summer meal! These thin and lean thin pork chops are pan seared and served topped with julienned summer squash, roasted tomatoes, lemon juice, olives and Feta cheese. So much flavor and color in this dish!And it's hard to believe how light this is! One serving is two thin chops with a generous amount of vegetables on top for only 230 calories (or 6 Weight Watcher Points) I had to actually double check that to see if I was wrong because it sounded too good to be true. If you have a spiralizer, you can use that instead of a mandolin to cut the zucchini and…
  • Crock Pot Minestrone Soup

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    This is by far the best recipe you'll ever try for Minestrone soup – a classic, hearty Italian soup with tomatoes, white beans, vegetables and pasta. You can use Swiss chard or baby kale instead of spinach if you wish and you can omit the pasta if you don't want the carbs – honestly you won't miss it with everything else in this soup.It's just my preference, but I like to puree the beans in this soup, it thickens it and you don't even know they are in there (great for picky eaters). What makes this soup extra special, is using the rind from a wedge of parmesan or…
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • Erika's ultimate chicken burger, no grill required

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

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

    Erika Kerekes
    2 Jun 2014 | 6:11 pm
    If it were January, I'd be making some New Year's resolutions. Work less. Pay more attention to the kids. Stop multitasking. Breathe. Exercise. Cook dinner. Blog more! But it's June. I can't work less or important things won't get done. My kids are busy themselves, thank goodness, too busy to realize just how distracted I've been. Multitasking feels essential. I'm breathing and occasionally
  • Arianna Trading Company organic tomatoes: A "good news, bad news" story

    Erika Kerekes
    5 May 2014 | 5:46 pm
    GOOD NEWS: Last week I got to see my friend George Menzelos of Arianna Trading Company. George has been importing the most beautiful single-estate organic olive oil from Greece for a few years now, and this year he's also bringing in organic tomatoes, currants, and a sesame herb salt. George left me samples of all his products to inspire my cooking and, we hoped, a blog post or two. BAD NEWS:
  • Passover matzoh kugel with bananas and chocolate chips

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

  • Recipe | Fresh Plums and Tofu Kofta Curry with Tawa Pulav – My race against time

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ~ Oprah Back then I had loads of time in hand. My home and life was well organized and I never knew what ‘racing against time’ meant. I was happy, but still felt a void in life and was searching for ways to fill it. As they say, change your perspective when you think your life is incomplete without something. And then, food blogging happened. Now the equation of life has changed. Five days to go for a food blogger meet, a deadline to…
  • Recipe | Fresh Plum and Almond Pudding aka Aloobukhara Phirni and a contest on IFBM

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ~ Oprah Back then I had loads of time in hand. My home and life was well organized and I never knew what ‘racing against time’ meant. I was happy, but still felt a void in life and was searching for ways to fill it. As they say, change your perspective when you think your life is incomplete without something. And then, food blogging happened. Now the equation of life has changed. Five days to go for a food blogger meet, a deadline to…
  • Recipes | Instant Oats Idly Satay with crunchy peanut sauce – Coming out of the comfort zone again

    sanjeeta kk
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:23 pm
    “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” ~ Paulo Coelho Life throws challenges when we least expect it. I received a call from ‘Deccan Chronicle’, an Indian daily news paper the other day. “We have been browsing your blog and are very impressed, would you consider being a columnist for our daily?” a media representative inquired in a sweet voice on other end. With on- going workshops and a food styling project I was not sure if I can commit myself for one another work. I asked her a…
  • Recipes | Healthy Indian snack called Muthiya and an exciting food blogger meet

    sanjeeta kk
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    I have attended many blogger conferences over the last few years but have never been so excited for a meet, ever. Yes, I am referring to IFBM here, our very first Food blogger meet at Bangalore next month. IFBM meet is organized by four talented food bloggers and will showcase a series of  workshops, panel discussions, useful interactions and events to span over two days on August 1st and 2nd. The meet is supposed to be attended by enthusiastic food lovers who are good cooks, esteemed cook book writers, publishers, professional food photographers & stylists and social media activists…
  • Recipes | Finger Millet Bread and Wheat Bran Slices – When the going gets tough, bake a bread

    sanjeeta kk
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:08 am
    I picked up the bowl, pulled out the soft & sticky dough, placed it on my wooden board and started punching it vigorously. Yes, you got it right, I am baking bread again. Well, with the dates of an important family function nearing, bread making should be the last thing on my mind. But then, when your to-do list is a mile long and it is getting difficult to focus on the mounting task at hand I resort to baking bread. Baking bread at home is the best remedy when nothing is working and you don’t know where to start. I love getting lost in the rhythm of bread making process and like the…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Confetti Crunch Salad

    Lauren Keating
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’ve been making variations on this chickpea salad for years – along with my mayo free potato salad, it’s my go-to recipe to take on picnics and bring to potlucks. It’s simple, healthy, and always a crowd pleaser. I can’t believe I’ve never posted it before! I recently told someone I’d send them a link, but sure enough… it didn’t exist. That needed problem obviously to be rectified immediately. The salad has evolved over the years, but the base always remains the same – chickpeas, artichoke hearts, cucumber, red onion, and red bell pepper.
  • Spanish Breakfast Panini + Anolon Giveaway

    Lauren Keating
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Portable breakfast sandwiches loaded with chorizo, red peppers, and fried eggs will turn an on-the-go morning into a special occasion. To save time in the morning, the bell pepper and chorizo filling can be made ahead and will keep in the refrigerator for several days. This post was sponsored by Anolon. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen. Anolon recently invited me to join their #GoCook campaign and create an “on the go” recipe that will help people squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer. I have to admit, I did a little bit of a…
  • Banoffee Yogurt Parfait with Puffed Millet Clusters

    Lauren Keating
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    The first time I heard of banoffee pie, I think my jaw hit the floor. I wasn’t even entirely sure what it was, but I knew I wanted some. Once I got over my initial wave of disappointment that there wasn’t any coffee involved in the dessert, I discovered that it really is one of the loveliest desserts ever If you’ve never had it, it involves layers of fresh bananas, whipped cream, and dulce de leche. It tastes like magic. I set out to capture those flavors in a yogurt parfait that can be eaten for breakfast (but it still delicious enough to be dessert.) Earlier this month, I…
  • Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki + Cookbook Giveaway

    Lauren Keating
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Fact: Tzatziki makes pretty much anything taste a zillion times better. These zucchini fritters – crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and stuffed with feta cheese – are no exception. I’m obsessed! They’re definitely my new favorite way to cook zucchini. Every spring, the Greek church down the road from out house hosts a festival. We look forward to it all year – the food is out of this world! I was totally bummed that I had to miss this year’s event (it was the same weekend that I was in Miami for Blogher Food). When I was offered a review copy of Debbie…
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Muffins

    Lauren Keating
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Last year, I created a few “perfect pairing” recipes for Liberté yogurt. Earlier this spring, they asked me to create a few more pairings using their newest flavors — cappuccino and caramel. They sent me a sneak preview and let me tell you, these flavors are every bit as delicious as I hoped they’d be. They have the same thick, luxurious texture as the rest of the line, but the sweeter flavors make them perfect for breakfast or dessert. When I first heard what the new flavors were going to be, I was naturally most excited about the cappuccino one (me + coffee = BFFs).
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • 'Supermoon' Over Ancient Greek Temple

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    This weekend there was a massive full moon - known as a 'supermoon'. This short, rough video shows the supermoon over the Ancient Greek Temple at Cape Sounion.The moon appears brighter and larger due to its proximity to the earth during its
  • Mediterranean Diet Manifesto

    10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
     This is a summary of the wonderfully healthy Mediterranean Diet, as presented by Elena Paravantes in What do you think?  ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • Delicious Greek Dishes

    23 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    Some delicious Greek dishes accompanied by delightful music! Just to get you in the mood for the Greek summer! Delicious Greek Dishes by Slidely Photo Galleryca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 11 Greek Seafood Recipes

    14 May 2014 | 2:29 am
     The sea is everywhere in Greece, so it's not surprising that there are so many seafood dishes. We've put together a list with 11 seafood recipes for you. Just click on the links to go to the recipes.   'Bianco' Fish A simple Greek fish recipe, which is a speciality from Corfu. It's a simple and nutritious dish and very popular in the villages here.Cod (Bakaliaros) With Garlic Sauce (Skordalia) A fish dish is normally accompanied by garlic sauce (skordalia) and beetroot. Cuttlefish with Spinach (Soupyes and Spanaki) A dish traditionally eaten on Clean…
  • 9 Easy Greek Recipes For Kids

    6 May 2014 | 5:30 am
      Want to find some easy Greek recipes for kids? We've listed 9 below that we have found to be favourites with kids. Just click on the links to go to the recipes. CHEESE PIE (TIROPITA) Nice, light and delicious.CHICKEN LEMONATO A simple and traditional Greek recipe for preparing chicken. Very popular with the kids!  KEFTEDAKIA These are especially good at kids' parties. They disappear really quickly! PASTICHIO Just watch this disappear down their throats! A favourite with adults as well. PATATOPITA (POTATO PIE) A relatively easy to…
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    Pots and Frills

  • Dip from Roasted Peppers and Walnuts

    Pots and Frills
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Dips can nicely enhance your dinner party starters or add flavor to whatever accompanies a glass of wine or an apéritif, if this is all you serve. I have been making several different dips recently and noticed that the original ones that are home made are always very popular among my guests. Today's dip can also be used as a sauce to accompany grilled meats. It comes from the Middle Eastern tradition and is made from roasted bell peppers and walnuts. I served it with Arabic flat bread or pita bread. It has a distinct taste thanks to the peppers, which should be slightly charred, and a bit…
  • Zucchini Blossoms Omelette--Easy Brunch Idea

    Pots and Frills
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Let's then say that this is a kind of lazy post because of the busy time I have before a long trip on vacation. And it is even hard to called today's recipe a recipe. It is more of an idea that I would like to share. My beloved zucchini blossoms got frostbitten in the late spring. Last year, I had plenty of them, this summer I harvested only a few. Before I had enough to make any dish of them some already turn into small zucchinis and any dish of stuffed blossoms that I dreamed of unfortunately became impossible. So when last Sunday when I woke up after a long party all I dreamed of was an…
  • Roasted Tomatoes and Bell Peppers Spaghetti Sauce

    Pots and Frills
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Summer is a tomato season and tomato is my beloved summer vegetable. For the past few weeks local tomatoes have been coming to our stores, fresh from the field, absolutely the best. Because in my house pasta is among the most loved dishes I decided to make my own tomato sauce from scratch. I thought about a sauce made with roasted tomatoes, which is a bit denser and more smokey in taste than just a regular tomato sauce. In Italian cuisine there is a classic recipe for pasta with roasted tomatoes. Tomatoes, or often cherry tomatoes, are roasted then thrown on hot pasta. My kids love tomato…
  • Summer Carrot Salad from Tunisia

    Pots and Frills
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    There are cooked carrot dishes or raw carrot salads. But the recipe I would like to share today is for a salad that is made from cooked carrot and, as all salads, it is served cold. It comes from the Tunisian culinary tradition. I have been reading about this salad in different Mediterranean and African cookbooks and always had the impression that it was worth trying. Last week, I bought a large bag of organic carrots and turned them into a bowl of cooked carrot salad. It is a simple salad but the several recipes for it I read differed somewhat in that they called for slightly different…
  • Tuscan Kale Frittata

    Pots and Frills
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:29 pm
    The variety of greens at farmers' markets and in some stores is very impressive this season. Among them, particularly kale is the one that comes in many leaf shapes and colors I did not know before. Given all the healthy properties of kale I have been trying to incorporate it into may family's daily diet for a long time. But it is not easy to find a really good way of preparing kale so it does not change color too much or become too dry. Each week when I buy kale at my market I listen to people exchanging recipes while digging in kale bunches. So far I heard about kale soup or kale served…
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    Passionate About Baking

  • Baking | Dark Chocolate Wholegrain Brown Sugar Cake … wholesome and delicious #wholegrain #cake #chocolate

    Deeba Rajpal
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Dark, moist and divinely chocolaty, this Dark Chocolate Wholegrain Brown Sugar Cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser. A great tea tray bake, a picnic cake or a tiffin filler, this is sure to become a favourite soon The post Baking | Dark Chocolate Wholegrain Brown Sugar Cake … wholesome and delicious #wholegrain #cake #chocolate appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Peaches & Cream Cake … light summer cake. Trifles too. #stonefruitlove #dessert # cake #summer

    Deeba Rajpal
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    A light summery birthday cake, the crème patisserie lends a nice, deep flavour to the frosting on the Peaches & Cream Cake. Use fresh peaches or even apricots in season. The cake would work really well with mangoes too. The post Baking | Peaches & Cream Cake … light summer cake. Trifles too. #stonefruitlove #dessert # cake #summer appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Dark Chocolate Fresh Plum Wholewheat Meringue Tray Bake …. delicious mouthful!

    Deeba Rajpal
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Dark Chocolate Fresh Plum Wholewheat Meringue Tray Bake. One bite later and it was pure joy. Moist, deeply chocolaty, delightful plum undertones, what a fun bake this tuned out to be. Must have been the plums that created some berry like magic in there The post Baking | Dark Chocolate Fresh Plum Wholewheat Meringue Tray Bake …. delicious mouthful! appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking | Peach & Cherry GF Granola Crumbles … delightful, healthy summer dessert #glutenfree #healthy #dessert

    Deeba Rajpal
    5 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Peach & Cherry GF Granola Crumbles ... Fruit crumbles are fun. Real fun. You can find several crumbles on PAB, gluten free and otherwise. They take minutes to rustle up, bake beautifully and make for wonderful summer dessert. Serve them warm, at room temperature, or chilled ... this is one dessert which will never let you down The post Baking | Peach & Cherry GF Granola Crumbles … delightful, healthy summer dessert #glutenfree #healthy #dessert appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Blog Event | Search Out Loud #GoogleHouse, Google Café Day, Delhi

    Deeba Rajpal
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Google India hosted a Google Café Day in Delhi showcasing the search experience for Indian users: English Voice Search in the Indian accent, The Knowledge Graph, and Google Now. The post Blog Event | Search Out Loud #GoogleHouse, Google Café Day, Delhi appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
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    Quick Free Recipes

  • Tomato Salsa

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

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

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

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

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

  • Malteser Cheesecake

    Beth Sachs
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    Oh my goodness this was good but not for the faint hearted! I felt compelled to do a 3 mile run the morning after the night before. A little slice goes a long way.I was trialling this for the safari supper that I'm hosting in August and it's definitely going on the menu! Now I've just got to figure out what else I'm going to make to feed 100+ people - eeek!!print recipeMalteser Cheesecakeby Beth Sachs July-7-2014An indulgent chocolaty double layer cheesecakeIngredients200g Malted Biscuits, crushed100g Salted Butter, melted10 Maltesers, crushed4 TBSP Caster Sugar600g Cream Cheese300ml Double…
  • Meal Plan 7th July - 13th July 2014

    Beth Sachs
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    Apologies for the short absence -I think its called end-of-term-itis! It seems to be a merry go round of sports days, school fete's, parents evenings, gardening and DIY projects at the moment. I've also been asked to host the dessert course for the village Safari Supper in August which means 100+ people through my house - and making enough desserts to feed them all. I haven't firmed up what I'm going to make yet so need to do that asap!I made a really nice pot roast chicken in a creamy tarragon sauce on Saturday which I will blog soon and trialled a couple of cheesecakes for the Safari…
  • Really Easy Apple and Gooseberry Crumble

    Beth Sachs
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:17 am
    My mum gave me a bag of early season gooseberries the other day - lovely and tart at this time of year and perfect for cooking with. The kids and I decided to make a HUGE apple and gooseberry crumble to enjoy over the weekend  - and there is plenty leftover for weekday puddings too.I'm a custard with crumble kind of person (apart from I have it for breakfast with Greek Yogurt!), as is my daughter, but the boys prefer theirs with clotted cream. Whichever you decide I can guarantee deliciousness!print recipeApple and Gooseberry Crumbleby Beth Sachs June-9-2014A delicious fruity crumble…
  • Meal Plan 9th June - 15th June 2014

    Beth Sachs
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:36 am
    The weather is hotting up now  - Yay!! -so meals this week are going to be reflecting this - more salads, BBQ's and fresh summer veggies. Englands first match of the World Cup is on Saturday so hubby has requested Chilli Beef and Chorizo Nacho's and on Sunday we are eating out for Fathers Day! Roll on the long hot days of summer.Monday 9th JuneBaked Fish, Rice and VeggiesTuesday 10th JuneSmoked Salmon, Pea and Chorizo RisottoWednesday 11th JuneChicken SaladThursday 12th JuneSausage and Fennel Seed BologneseFriday 13th JuneBBQ Burgers and SaladSaturday 14th JuneChilli Beef and Chorizo…
  • Creme Fraiche Banana Loaf Cake

    Beth Sachs
    5 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This turned out to be a fantastically moist banana loaf thanks to the crème fraiche. I also used salted butter for this recipe, rather than my normal unsalted and it gave the cake a lovely salted caramel undertone. One of the best banana loafs I’ve made and the perfect way to use up those pesky black banana’s that always get left at the bottom of the fruit bowl. Hint: I guarantee it will be gobbled up quickly but if you do find yourself with a stale end cut, its also beautiful toasted under the grill, spread with butter and drizzled with honey. Have a lovely weekend. I’m…
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    The Daily Dish

  • Spaghetti and Vegetable “Noodles”

    Kristina Vanni
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    By now most of us know that a serving size of pasta is much smaller than what we tend to put on our plates.  So how do you indulge in a big bowl of pasta without throwing your diet off track?  Supplement your spaghetti with vegetable “noodles!” Nowadays it is easier than ever to bulk up your plate with veggies using the popular “spiralizer” tools now on the market.  Really, its just a fancy way of cutting your favorite vegetables into noodle ribbons so they can be easily tossed into your favorite dishes.  Why not make your big bowl of spaghetti half pasta and half…
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

    Kristina Vanni
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I have always had the theory that biscotti were the perfect little treat.  It’s essentially a cookie, yet totally acceptable for breakfast.  Having an afternoon coffee break?  So much better with biscotti.  How about a little something sweet after dinner?  The answer is once again biscotti. Keep reading for the recipe… Biscotti is so easy to make at home – really all you have to do is (as the name suggests) bake it twice!  First in one large sheet, then the second time after it is sliced. This recipe might be my new favorite because the hazelnut in the cookie combined…
  • White Bean Bruschetta

    Kristina Vanni
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of my favorite go-to restaurants in New York City is Mario Batali’s Otto in the Village.   It’s casual yet every dish is made with high-quality ingredients.  Best of all, it is right down the street from my sister’s apartment, so its an easy choice when we are craving Italian. Keep reading for the recipe… Lately we have found ourselves making a point of going there on Tuesdays, because that is the day they serve their White Bean Balsamic Bruschetta as an appetizer.  In fact, we have concluded that this appetizer (along with a few glasses of Italian red wine) is…
  • Avgolemono Soup

    Kristina Vanni
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Avgolemono Soup – an egg and lemon chicken broth soup, seems to pop up on diner menus all across New York City.  The emulsion of the egg and citrus thicken the broth into a a tart and creamy soup with bits of orzo pasta floating in each spoonful. Keep reading for the recipe… After seeing this dish on so many menus, I wanted to try making it myself.  The key to the perfect thick and creamy consistency is tempering the eggs before they are incorporated into the chicken broth. Eggs and lemon juice are whisked in a separate bowl until frothy.  Then you add a bit of warm chicken…
  • Cherry Crisp

    Kristina Vanni
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    As I walked into Whole Foods this week, a display of glistening ruby red cherries called my name. I picked up a package, not knowing what I would do with this beautiful fruit.  Maybe I would enjoy them straight out of the bag, maybe would make a jam.  I had all the ingredients on hand to make a crisp and voila!  Summertime dessert is served. Keep reading for the recipe… I love cooking with fresh cherries, but I am not the biggest fan of pitting them.  It’s messy, and my hands end up looking like a scene from a horror film. Lo and behold, I discovered this genius invention at…
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  • Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies Recipe & Joy the Baker Cookbook

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Remember these Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies? Photo credit: Joy Wilson Yes, of course that was a silly question. How could you forget peanut butter saltiness mixed with sugary sweetness, tied together with bacon smokiness? This recipe comes from Joy the Baker Cookbook, the first cookbook from Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker blog. I’m thrilled to discover that (1) Joy has moved to New Orleans, (un)arguably the premier foodie city in the United States. (If you follow this blog, you know my fondness for Louisiana, and New Orleans, and the Deep South.) I’m loving her New Orleans posts on…
  • Grilled Chicken and Fruit Summer Salad

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Recipe from Southern Living Country Music’s Greatest Eats: Showstopping Recipes & Riffs from Country’s Biggest Stars   Cooks&Books&Recipes Editors’ Note: True, when you think about Southern food, “grilled chicken” and “fruit” and “salad” probably aren’t the first words that pop into your mind (maybe you’re thinking about fried chicken, fruit cobbler, and poke salad, plus ribs, hushpuppies, biscuits, & pecan pie?). But hey, ya’ll, Southerners are actually a more diverse bunch of eaters than you might…
  • Southern Living Country Music’s Greatest Eats

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Southern Living Country Music's Greatest Eats: Showstopping Recipes & Riffs from Country's Biggest Stars by Editors of Southern Living Magazine, with Tanner Latham Publisher: Oxmoor House Publication Date: May 2014 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Fruit Summer Salad For the first time ever, Southern Living and CMT are partnering to celebrate two of America’s favorite things—delicious home-cooked food and country music—in Southern Living Country Music’s Greatest Eats: Showstopping Recipes & Riffs from Country’s Biggest Stars. Much more than a…
  • A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels by Kim Sunée Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: May 2014 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Pan-Seared Salmon with Pistachio-Herb Goremolata Food lovers everywhere, prepare your tastebuds for a diverse tasting experience as Kim Sunée brings traditional recipes from around the world to readers’ kitchens in A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels. The best-selling author of the travel memoir Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home, former food…
  • Pan-Seared Salmon with Pistachio-Herb Gremolata

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    Recipe from A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels Author Kim Sunée, on Pan-Seared Salmon with Pistachio-Herb Goremolata: Salmon is abundant in Scandinavia, but one can only eat so much of the gravad lax-cured salmon—found in every home kitchen as well as on restaurant menus. This is one of my favorite ways to give a touch of color and flavor to the ubiquitous fish and boiled dill potatoes. It’s such a pretty dish with the rosy salmon and green pistachios and herbs, but almost any fish would pair well with this flavorful gremolata. A fragrant bowl…
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  • Shrimp Crustini With Arugula Salad

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Shrimp Crustini with Arugula Saladcompetitive of a fat cells and then went gerry adams and you doubt me as fascinating land a and a snow and i and as now carefully a finger to the timeline i and translating that me some in that you have run at head i. wilson at the the for the day out to 10 in may process and a tomato tomato 2 a.m. and a and wells a everyone ugly yeah Check out Shrimp Crustini With Arugula Salad on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an extensive food dictionary. Also visit FoodFeed, the largest Food…
  • Easy Lemonade Pie

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    easy lemonade pieoff in the early and you and i do you dominating as very pleasant somewhere in and snow rain as we are in any and snow made rain will be now if our start their as a so anything is day if you are a thing you have a cracker grass is crafted of her way in you really haven’t made you live later today and you don’t have to get wednesday and or end of the air in a of tuesday and they are raised and you are failing start with a you are a thing of the week and landing a and i that’s a high of by 1 of our the area and i are a medium and it don’t think as a age…
  • Wegmans Grilling: July 25

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Wegmans Grilling: July 25Another Friday, another start to what is expected to be a great weekend. So, plenty of people are getting out and enjoying it. That includes Howard, who’s standing by at Wegman’s in Johnson City… …For another edition of Weather by the grill. Preheat grill on high for 5-10 minutes. Place ready to cook kabobs on to lightly oiled grill. Sear on one side for 3-5 minutes, turn and sear all surfaces. Turn heat to medium and close lid. Allow chicken to cook through. We recommend using a food service thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of…
  • Delicious By DaVita – Stuffed Chicken Breast

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Check out Delicious By DaVita – Stuffed Chicken Breast on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an extensive food dictionary. Also visit FoodFeed, the largest Food Tweeting website by Food Advertising firm, Gourmet Ads.
  • Et Tu, John? Curtas Shows Proper Caesar Salad Preparation

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Eating Las Vegas blogger John Curtas demonstrates the original and proper way to prepare a Caesar salad.>> our resident foodie has just had it. he wants everyone to know what really goes into a caesar salad. >> he says he can’t make one unit 2 minutes. that she can — he can make one in 2 minutes. >> use some good olive oil — not some cheap rancid stuff. a pinch of salt and a lot of black pepper. >> back to 1924. who is responsible for this recipe? >> a restauranteur in tijuana, mexico in 1924. you can see it has get the basic ingredients. parmesan cheese. trader joe’s,…
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Garlic Channa Salad

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Garlic channa salad is a little something we came up with when I was on a health drive for 21 days. It was a delicious substitute for meat on those evenings I really wanted to have some but I couldn't because of my commitment to getting better. To read more about my journey you can [...]
  • Coconut Cheesecake

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:10 pm
    If I could really share a piece of this coconut cheesecake with you I would.  But then with so many thousands of you visiting each day , I certainly wouldn't have any leftover for me lol :) However, you will have to make it yourself and discover how delicious and creamy this coconut cheesecake really [...]
  • Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:40 pm
    This is a simple frosting that can be used on cakes, biscuits, cupcakes, pastry, cheesecakes.....Well you get the idea lol :) You will see this topping in an upcoming recipe.  It is simple to make and is very delicious.  And, you also have the added benefit using less sugar in this frosting. Here is how [...]
  • Compère Magazine Special

    12 Jun 2014 | 6:27 pm
    This month we are celebrating.  Compère Magazine has been out for one year already, so this issue is special because you will be able to access this months issue right here on STC.  Normally, only subscribers to my mailing list has access to this magazine but we decided to share this issue with you all [...]
  • Coconut Biscuit

    31 May 2014 | 10:07 pm
    I did not plan to bake a coconut biscuit recipe, but as I had a lot of coconut I felt that this was one to do.  Long story short, I am very pleased with these coconut biscuits.  They are a terrific alternative to the regular bread or pasta for dinner.   My son enjoyed them with [...]
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  • Fizzy Fruit -The Ideal Summer Refreshment

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Ingredients: 1 Cup of Fresh juicy fruits Preparation: Fill the dispenser with fresh, juicy fruit (or vegetables) and screw on the head. Screw on 1 C02 soda charger. Carefully turn the bottle so that the fruit is distributed evenly inside. Leave in the refrigerator overnight to create an especially fizzy effect. Shortly before serving, press the lever and release the pressure. Unscrew the head and serve. Serve as fruit salad, on ice cream, as a garnish, or even in a cocktail. For an especially fizzy effect, use juicy pears, grapes, pomegranate seeds, and any other fruit with a high water…
  • Chili Olive Oil

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Ingredients: 495 ml Olive oil 10 g chili(es) Preparation: Seed the chilies and cut into rings. Put chili rings and olive oil into the 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake vigorously 5 times, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Afterwards quickly vent the whipper by pressing the lever. Pour the olive oil through the iSi funnel & sieve into a glass.
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Ingredients: 150 g Dark chocolate 200 ml heavy cream 100 ml Milk 25 g Powdered sugar Preparation: Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a bain-marie. Add the remaining ingredients and briefly warm through. Sweeten to taste with Stevia. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve or a fine mesh sieve. Put into the 1 US Pint dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Tip: To make serving easier, leave the dispenser to stand for 10 minutes at room temperature before serving, or briefly hold the whipper under hot water. You can also…
  • Orange Simple Syrup

    7 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Ingredients: 430 ml Sugar syrup 70 g orange zest Preparation: Put the orange zest and the simple syrup into the 1 US Pint Dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Afterwards quickly vent the dispenser by pressing the lever, keeping the dispenser in the upright position. Pour the simple syrup through the iSi funnel & sieve into a glass.
  • Mustard Sauce

    3 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Ingredients: 300 ml Water 100 ml heavy cream 20 g Dijon mustard 5 g Mustard flour 100 ml Veal stock 50 g Butter 10 g Flour Preparation: Bring all ingredients to boil and reduce a little. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Keep the iSi Whipper warm at max. 167 °F in a bain-marie or in a water bath. Shake vigorously before serving.
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    Easy Recipes Menu

  • Kingfish with Fennel and Lime Salt

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Cuisine: Modern Australian Serves: 2 Type: Fish Ingredients ½ tsp each white peppercorns and fennel seeds, dry-roasted 1 tsp finely grated lime rind 200 gm piece of kingfish fillet, thinly sliced To garnish: micro-herbs Cucumber dressing 1 tbsp finely chopped Spanish onion 2 tsp lime juice 25 ml extra-virgin olive oil ½ small Lebanese cucumber, seeds removed, finely chopped Preparation method Serves 2 Prep time 10 mins, cook 2 mins For dressing, combine onion and lime juice and stand for 5 minutes or until onion turns pink, add oil and cucumber, stir and set aside. Combine spices in a…
  • Fish House Punch

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Cuisine: Modern Australian Serves: 6 Type: Fish Ingredients 220 gm (1 cup) white sugar 8 lemons, juice only 1 750ml bottle of Inner Circle or other dark rum 400 ml Rémy Martin or other Cognac 100 ml peach brandy To garnish: lemon slices To serve: cold black tea or soda Preparation method Serves 6 An 18th-century classic that packs a wallop. Dilute with black tea as per tradition. It’s best prepared at least a couple of hours ahead of serving. Combine sugar, lemon juice and 3 cups water in a saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Mix with spirits and chill. To serve,…
  • Garfish with White Bean, Avocado and Chipotle Chilli Salad

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Cuisine: Modern Australian Serves: 6 Type: Fish-Salad Ingredients Garfish 2 limes, halved and thinly sliced 12 (about 150gm each) garfish For brushing: olive oil 1 tsp cracked black pepper and chipotle chilli mix, or to taste (see note) To serve: lime wedges White bean salad 400 gm canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 2 avocados, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 small Spanish onion, thinly sliced ½ cup (loosely packed) coriander leaves 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes, zested rind and juice only ¼ tsp cracked black pepper and chipotle chilli mix, or to taste (see note)…
  • Fish Soup with Olives and Wine

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Cooking time: Less than 15 minutes Cuisine: Mediterranean Healthy options: Healthy-Low carb Serves: 4 Type: Budget-Seafood-Soup-Family-Fish Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, coarsely chopped 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 375g calamari, cleaned, bodies cut into rings, tentacles left whole ½ cup (125ml) dry white wine 4 cups (1L) fish or light chicken stock 375g black mussels, beards removed and scrubbed, if necessary 600g ling fillets, cut into 4cm pieces 1/3 cup kalamata olives, stoned and halved 1 stalk celery with leaves, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons coarsely…
  • Fish Pie with Potato Topping

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Cooking time: Less than 60 minutes Cuisine: British Serves: 6 Type: Kids-Easy-Seafood-Fish-Family Ingredients 4 eggs 1¼ cup (300ml) milk 500g thick white fish fillets, such as snapper or blue eye, skin on 200g hot-smoked salmon 30g unsalted butter 250g leeks, white and pale green part only, thinly sliced 3 teaspoons plain flour 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Topping 1kg floury potatoes, such as sebago ½ cup (125ml) hot milk 70g unsalted butter Preparation method 1. Preheat oven to 220° (200°C fan). 2. Bring a pan of water to a boil, add eggs and simmer gently for 8 minutes.
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • White Bean, Fennel and Chorizo Salad in a Jar

    Brandon Matzek
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    I have a confession to make.  Over the past several years, I’ve developed quite a jar obsession. Two and half years ago, I was only a few months into dating my boyfriend Jorge.  He was heading up to San Francisco at the time to visit friends, and I asked him to bring me some items from the city.  Can you guess what I asked him for?  Not a loaf or two of glorious SF sourdough.  No chocolate from Ghirardelli.  No artisan, hand-crafted this or that.  Instead, I asked for jars.  Particularly Weck Jars from Heath Ceramics.  At the time, they were a bit of a rarity.  Crate &…
  • Rainbow Fruit Purees

    Brandon Matzek
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    San Diego LGBT Pride is this weekend, and I’m celebrating with a kaleidoscope of organic fruit purees.  Each puree destined for a glass of champs of course Making your own fruit purees at home is an easy task.  Simply blend ripe, organic fruit with sugar and citrus juice, strain, and serve!  That’s it.  For reals.  Sugar and citrus (lemon, lime or orange) help to amp up the flavors of any fresh fruit.  Once you’ve mastered one puree, try making a vibrant rainbow of purees with strawberries, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, blueberries and blackberries.  All the…
  • Brown Butter Old Fashioned + 4 Years

    Brandon Matzek
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Kitchen Konfidence is officially 4 years old!!!  And I’m celebrating with a cocktail. A Brown Butter Old Fashioned to be exact.  This recipes starts with a rapid infusion of bourbon and nutty brown butter.  And by rapid, I mean 24 hours.  In the infusion world, that’s fast.  Toasty, aromatic brown butter is added to smokey bourbon, forming, quite possibly, one of the best things EVER.  The smell is incredible, and the taste is just as good.  I had a hard time keeping myself from drinking it straight up. An Old Fashioned cocktail is typically made with bourbon, sugar, and…
  • Tomato Confit Pasta

    Brandon Matzek
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    With just 3 fresh ingredients and minimal effort, you can have a plate of this seasonal pasta on the table in under 1 hour. I know the word confit may conjure up some feelings of worry and anxiety, but I assure you, the process couldn’t be easier.  The term confit is typically associated with meat (especially duck), but can also be applied to fruits and vegetables.  Confit simply means to cook something in fat at a low temperature for a longer period of time. Here, I’m tossing cooked pasta with slow-roasted tomato confit and chopped fresh basil.  To make the tomato confit,…
  • Ultimate Summer KitchenAid Giveaway

    Brandon Matzek
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    OMG!  I’m giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.  And other goodies. Let me start by saying that I really love each of these 3 giveaway items.  I personally own a KitchenAid Stand Mixer (same color too), the Ice Cream Maker Attachment and The Perfect Scoop.  The stand mixer makes preparing baked goods (cookies, cake, scones, muffins, meringues) so incredibly easy that I find myself making them more often.  Once I purchased the Ice Cream Maker Attachment, I found the same trend happening with cold desserts.  When you have the right equipment, the process of cooking or baking can…
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    Within the Kitchen

  • Mashed Purple Potato Salad

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    My 8 year old loves being in the kitchen. Last weekend he decided he wanted potato salad. We went to a farmer's market and he picked out some purple and yellow potatoes for his "creation". I usually prefer a vinaigrette type dressing on my potato salad but he was adamant that he wanted a creamy dressing. He also insisted on mashing them up vs chopped. Can't say he doesn't know what he wants! He added celery and some green onions. The dressing was a combo of reduced calorie miracle whip (you could use mayo), mustard, relish and some extra vinegar for some "zip". I gotta be honest - I wasn't…
  • Oh the Irony Smoothie

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    My 8 year old has low iron so in addition to iron supplements, we've been trying to increase iron rich foods in his diet. He's not a big meat eater so it's not exactly an easy task!I had to laugh last night when he bounded down the stairs to tell me that I just had to buy him Fruit Loops! Now he knows that type of cereal is usually only allowed on his birthday but he insisted I should buy a box to improve his iron levels! Turns out a serving of Fruit Loops contains 50% of a person's daily iron need....seriously.I'm still not convinced that everything else in it outweighs it's iron…
  • Refrigerator Raisin Bran Muffins

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Versions of this recipe have been around for decades. The great thing about it is you can keep the batter in your fridge and bake up a fresh batch in the mornings for breakfast or after school for snacks. I've read you can keep it for up to 6 weeks! While I haven't tested that, I doubt they'd last that long just because they are sooo delicious and moist! To be honest, I usually bake up the whole batch and throw them in the freezer so we can grab these muffins anytime we're running out the door. They don't take long to thaw and are much healthier than a store bought muffin or processed…
  • Chickpea Ramen Noodle Salad

    5 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    When I first moved out on my own, I was, like so many other students, broke...all the time. I remember having money to pay my rent but only enough left over to eat rice cakes and yogourt...for a month! When I had a bit more money I added instant ramen noodles to my grocery list! lol My roommates and I became masters of 101 ways to eat them - raw, as per the package,  with frozen peas, with ketchup (don't judge!) and sometimes with hamburger and tomato sauce (gourmet!). Fast forward a couple of decades and you'll still see the occasional package of these noodles in my pantry. My 8 yr…
  • Lemon Curd Shortbread Tartlets

    26 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    Lemons. Funny that something so mouth puckering is also the thing that holds smiles and memories. Childhood lemonade stands. Adult lemonade and vodkas. Summertime lemon meringue pie. Late night lemon chicken takeout. Even just the smell of lemons is refreshing. And, seriously, what's better than watching a toddler's first bite of a lemon!These little bites of happiness won't make you pucker quite like those adorable toddlers but they will satisfy your intense desire for a zingy-tangy-sweet dessert. The shortbread base brings it all together in a finger food style dessert. And really, any…
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    Indian Recipe Info

  • Upma

    Rambabu Uppada
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    The post Upma appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Upma Upma is one of the quick south Indian breakfast recipes which can be prepared in no time. Today I am going to show you how to prepare upma recipe in microwave oven using suji rava. This is not only nutritional but also tasty.   Ingredients: Rava (Suji) – 3/4 cup Oil – 2 tsp. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp. Black gram – 1 tsp. Green chillies (slice ) – 3- 4 no. Curry leaves – 7-8 leaves Onion (sliced) – 1 medium size Lemon juice – 2 tsp. Salt – As per your taste Sugar – 1 tsp.
  • Rice Kheer Recipe

    Rambabu Uppada
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The post Rice Kheer Recipe appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Rice Kheer Recipe Rice kheer is one of the south Indian traditional and healthy sweet recipes prepared during festivals. It is an Indian style rice pudding made with rice, dry fruits, sugar and milk. In this recipe you can substitute sugar with jaggery and milk with milkmaid. It comes with creamy and delicious taste.   Ingredients: Rice – 1/4 cup Dry grapes – 1 tsp. Sugar – 2 tsp. Milk – 5 cups Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp. Pista – 1 tsp. saffron – 1 pinch Almonds (soaked overnight)…
  • Paneer Tikka

    Rambabu Uppada
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:24 pm
    The post Paneer Tikka appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Paneer Tikka Paneer tikka is one of the best starters in vegetarian section. This is done by marinating and applying special spices to get authentic taste, it is also considered as one of the supplement for vegetarians during functions held in India.   Ingredients:   Paneer (sliced into 2 inch pieces) – 250 gms. Yogurt (curd) – ½ cup Chilli powder – 1 tsp. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp. Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp. Dry mango powder (Aamchur) – ½ tsp. Garam Masala powder – ½ tsp. Lemon juice – ½ tsp. Chat…
  • Bharwan Aloo

    Rambabu Uppada
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:05 pm
    The post Bharwan Aloo appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Bharwan Aloo Bharwan Aloo – Indian stuffed potato and paneer recipe made in microwave oven in short time. It is one of the authentic healthy and spicy foods which go well with Tandoor roti or rice.   Ingredients:   Potatoes (medium sized) – 5-6 no. Paneer – 100 gms. Chilli powder – 1 tsp. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp. Garam masala – ½ tsp. Raisins – 2 tsp. Cashewnuts (broken) – 2 tsp. Aamchur (dry mango powder) – 1 tsp. Funnel seed powder – 1 tsp. Coriander leafs- 1tsp. Oil – Required Salt – As per…
  • Apple Cake Recipe

    Rambabu Uppada
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The post Apple Cake Recipe appeared first on Indian Recipe Info Apple Cake Recipe Apple Cake Recipe is one of the delicious moist aroma filled dessert. It is a perfect cake for all kinds of birthday and other events. Creamy icing sugar decorated with apple slices and designs make you irresistible.   Ingredients: Apple slices – 200 gms. Sugar powder – 200 + 20 gms. All purpose flour (maida) – 300 gms. Eggs – 2 Butter – 180 gms. Lemon juice – 4 tsp. Sugar – 4 tsp. Milk – 6 tsp. Lemon skin grate – 20 gms. Cinnamon powder – 2 tsp.
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    Good Food Life

  • Nectarine Mint Milkshake Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    Summer sun has brought on stonefruit early and strong. Nectarines, pluots, peaches and apricots are all harvesting well. Make the most of these delicious varieties by eating them in different ways. Add them to fruit salad, put them in your morning granola or make a simple crisp, tart or compote to accompany ice cream. If you’re looking for an easy treat that doesn’t take too much time in the oven try out this delicious recipe for Nectarine Mint Milshakes from food blog How Sweet It Is. PrintNectarine Mint Milkshake Recipe Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 2 cups Ingredients2 cups milk 1…
  • 3 Delicious Summer Fruit Recipes

    Guest Blogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Summer has some of the most delicious fruits and I honestly can’t get enough of them. These three treats not only celebrate some of the healthiest and most delicious summer fruits, but they are easy to make as well! Simply perfect on a warm summer day! Cherries PrintCherry Chia Jam Prep Time: 10 minutes Yield: 2 cups Cherries are low in calories, packed with antioxidants and B vitamins, and as an added bonus, they can help you sleep better. So, when you make this simple treat, you are not only getting the great benefits of chia seeds, but you are practically making a beauty…
  • Spiced Pickled Beets Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    I love beets. Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved them. I used to eat pickled beets with a fork right out of the can. That’s right, a can. My mother may have made some during her canning phase, but I mostly remember eating them from cheap, generic cans. So delicious. Usually I have some beets rolling around in the back of the fridge, or in a drawer somewhere. In colder seasons I would roast them, or steam them and toss with walnuts, Gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar for a rich and decadent salad. But lately in the summer heat I’ve been craving some cool pickled beets to top off…
  • Fresh Summer Pickle Relish Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    I love relish. Especially that bright green weirdness that’s served at stadiums. It makes a hot dog, and when mixed with a bit of mayo and ketchup, it turns a simple burger into a deluxe surprise. I figured like all things processed and artificially preserved with modern chemistry miracles the fresh version would be even better. And I was right. Bright cucumber crunch and taste, sharp contrasts of mustard, ginger, vinegar and turmeric and that tangy delicious condiment is reinvented. Of course their are a million varieties to suite every mangles taste memory, but start here, you…
  • 3 Simple Tips for Healthy Summer Eating

    Guest Blogger
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It wasn’t until our grill, full of burning coals, literally fell apart during a party last summer that I realized what everyone else knows: the grill is the star of summer cooking. Summer means grilling for most people around here and I feel the same way. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the beautiful weather outside and share the bounty of our produce boxes with loved ones. I love grilling and indulging in delicious summer dishes as much as anyone, but at the same time, I am always thinking of ways to improve my health through diet and lifestyle. As a Naturopath, my practice is focused…
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    Eat In Eat Out Magazine

  • Blackberry Key Limeade

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Time for a summer mocktail! As the hazy dog days of summer quietly whisper in through the open windows, I find myself perpetually consumed by the thought of two things; Patio. Cocktails. And while venturing out to have someone else muddle and shake on my behalf sounds awfully accommodating and luxurious, I know my relaxed state will be quickly swallowed up when the bill is placed on the table in front of me. So… time to make a mocktail at home! This refreshing cocktail created by our East Coast Editor – Kelly first appeared in our Summer 2012 issue. Limes go a long way in…
  • Simple cake that is pure wow!

    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Cake of the Month – Zebra Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream and Strawberries July is birthday month… for me! Because I make so many cakes (… love them all!) I find it hard to choose… chocolate… or… vanilla? Great problem to have. The easy solution was to try a ‘zebra’ cake. You ask… What is zebra cake? Well it’s the perfect blend of half dark chocolate and half vanilla batter poured into a presentation that will wow. Any simple cake batter can become a zebra cake, it’s all in the method you use to pour it into the pan. I go…
  • Canada Day and Food Day Canada

    1 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Celebrate the local summer bounty! It’s Canada Day, so as I write this post I can’t help but think about how lucky we are to be celebrating the greatest country in the world! We are also lucky at this time of year to have an endless bounty of local fruits and vegetables to enjoy at our table. At a recent visit to the farmers market I decided to bring home lots of Ontario strawberries which are just at their peak… so yummy! See the results in July 2014 Cake of the month. Did you know that Food Day Canada is coming up August 2nd? Food Day Canada was founded in 2003 as The…
  • Feeding a crowd on the holiday weekend

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:06 am
    Curried Mango, Turkey and Walnut Salad The first long weekend of the summer is finally here! Time to invite all your friends and family over for a backyard barbecue to celebrate. That means you’ll need to feed a crowd – I have the perfect go-to. Made with gluten-free quinoa, this salad is a nutritional powerhouse! Plus, did I say it was super-easy… yah super easy. I have been a bit obsessed with mango lately… I know they are not local (and never will be in Toronto), but they are in season right now and oh so good. Now add curry, walnuts and the goodness of turkey and…
  • Blogger Spotlight: Sassy-Kitchen

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    Gluten-Free OLD-FASHIONED BUCKWHEAT SKILLET CORNBREAD with WHIPPED HONEY BUTTER You know how sometimes you find a blog that you instantly love? Sassy-Kitchen is one of those… so beautiful! Julia Gartland is a food and lifestyle photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her love for food and photography led her to create her site, Sassy Kitchen, a gluten-free, whole-foods & seasonal cooking blog. We had the pleasure of featuring Julia in the Summer 2014 issue of EIEO – don’t miss her CHESTNUT SUNFLOWER JAM THIMBLES on page 62. This time, Julia has shared a great recipe…
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    Nicole's Nutrition

  • Quest Bar Nutrition Review by an RD!

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Back in 2010, I reviewed some of my favorite picks for healthy granola and protein bars. But, 4 years have passed and there are many more new favorites that I will share with you! I will start off this series with one of my favorites: the Quest Bar! *I have not received any type of compensation in writing this post.* Quest Bars These are definitely my number one pick at the moment. Why? They are packed with protein (20 grams of quality whey protein). They are lower carbohydrate since they are an excellent source of fiber, you can subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrates to…
  • Vinegar: The New Healthy Condiment

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    I love adding vinegar to recipes and meals because it adds tanginess and flavor to excite my taste buds without adding loads of calories or tons of additives. Vinegar also contains anti-bacterial properties, but other nutritional benefits are not well known. More research is needed especially for apple cider vinegar. Important to note: Do not take apple cider vinegar as a daily supplement without speaking to your Doctor or Registered Dietitian. Taking vinegar on a daily basis as a supplement is an unproven treatment. But, for cooking–go right ahead and use it! Mizkan (company that…
  • Thai Salmon Salad

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    I recently joined this Blogging for Books program where I get free books of my choosing in exchange for a blog review about them after I am done reading them. I chose the book, “Simple Thai Food”, by Leela Punyaratabandhu since the author is a fellow foodie blogger and I have been dying for some legit Thai recipes. All of the recipes look tasty, but I tried the Thai Salmon Salad recipe first. It is a marinated salmon mixture (no lettuce here) that you can serve with brown rice or I chose to serve it with whole wheat couscous. I won’t reveal her secret recipe because that…
  • Muesli: Easy, Quick, and Healthy Breakfast

    2 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Over the last year, I haven’t eaten much cereal at all because I was just tired of all the junk ingredients in most cereals. But, recently I started eating more muesli because I can create variety with it, and I get a balanced meal out of it. What is Muesli? The idea for muesli came from the Swiss and Germans. The base of muesli is just raw rolled oats like you would use for oatmeal (uncooked). Then, you combine the raw oats with other grains like barley or rye, and some nuts, seeds, and dried (or fresh) fruit–whatever you like! You take the dry ingredients, and you can soak them…
  • New Healthy Snack: Super Seedz

    23 Jun 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Super Seedz sent me a bunch of their flavored pumpkin seed snacks. I was super excited when they arrived at my door, and even more excited when I discovered how tasty and healthy they are. I get tired of eating nuts all the time for my snacks, so these flavored seeds will help me add some variety to my diet. They have spicy flavors, plain, gourmet flavors, and sweeter flavors as well. What are Super Seedz? They are flavored, shelled pumpkin seeds that you can eat for a snack like nuts. These are the “cocoa joe” flavored pumpkin seeds. They only have 3 grams of sugar per serving,…
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    Eclectic Recipes

  • Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-dried Tomato Panini

    Angie McGowan
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    For the past several months, I’ve been on a panini kick. Every day for lunch I make something different in my panini press. I hadn’t used my press for a couple of years, but a few months ago I pulled it out of the depths of the pantry and put it to good use again. Today I made a simple spinach, artichoke and sun-dried tomato panini using Mezzetta® Sun-Dried Tomato Spread and Mezzetta® Grilled Artichokes. The tomato spread gave so much added flavor to my sandwich, while the grilled artichokes were just too good for words. Mezzetta® has a whole line of different olives, peppers,…
  • Caribbean Chicken and Pineapple

    Angie McGowan
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    With all this summer heat and craziness, I’ve been feeling really lazy. I feel like I’ve been dragging myself into the kitchen every night. I’ve really not been in the mood to cook, much less clean up all those dirty dishes after dinner. So instead of starting to going out to dinner every night, I’ve been trying to rack my brain for the simplest recipes. So I’ve went back to the basics, and started re-create recipes that I made when we first got married. This Caribbean Chicken one of those recipes. This recipe used to be a baked chicken recipe, but I thought it…
  • Chocolate Almond Pudding Pops

    Angie McGowan
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few weeks ago, when my son and I were shopping at Marshals’, he spotted popsicle makers. I’ve had popsicle molds before, but I had never seen the little makers. The one we picked out is made by Zoku. It’s pretty cool. You just freeze the little popsicle maker and then make popsicles in just a matter of minutes. It’s perfect for little ones with no patience. I’ve been making all kinds of simple juice pops, but today I wanted to try something rich and chocolatey, so I made some pudding pops. For these pops, I simply made some instant chocolate pudding with almond…
  • Salty Kiss Cocktail

    Angie McGowan
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    I just realized today that my son’s summer vacation is almost over. It’s come and gone so fast, and I don’t feel like we’ve done enough stuff yet. So this weekend, we’re going to take him for the day to Daytona Beach. I love that you can drive on the beach there. It makes things so convenient. I don’t even have to unload the truck, we just leave the back hatch open and take things out as we need them. In celebration of this weekend beach trip, I wanted to make a beach themed cocktail with my new favorite rum, Blue Chair Bay. I first used this rum last…
  • Chocolate Chip Pink Velvet Cookies {Giveaway: KitchenAid Mixer}

    Angie McGowan
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    It’s that time of year again to think pink. Pink foods, pink clothes and pink convertibles. Maybe a pink car is too much, unless it’s a Caddy and you’re hocking Mary Kay. But really, anything pink that helps raise awareness of breast cancer. Even something as simple as these little cake mix cookies that can be made in a snap. These are perfect for sharing with friends and family at school, work or church. This July, Susan G. Komen® and KitchenAid are partnering again for 1,000 Cooks for the Cure, a program that aims to enlist 1,000 cooks from the U.S. to host a…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Grilled Rib-Eye Sandwich with Blue Cheese

    Lynne Webb
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    Rib-eye is a very flavorful, tender cut of beef and it makes a top-notch steak sandwich. Served on a crusty baguette, this sandwich combines thin slices of balsamic-marinated steak, fresh spinach, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and a layer of tangy, melted blue cheese. Get the full recipe →        
  • Baked Stuffed Vidalia Onions

    Lynne Webb
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Try these baked stuffed Vidalia onions as a satisfying substitute for potatoes or pasta. They're easy to prepare and the dish really capitalizes on the delicious sweetness of the Vidalia variety. Get the full recipe →        
  • Chipotle Crab Cakes w/Jalapeño-Honey Mayo

    Lynne Webb
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    A perfect blend of smoky, spicy, sweet and tangy flavors, these crab cakes are made with lump crabmeat, scallions, cilantro, chipotle chiles and lime and served with a light, flavorful combination of mayonnaise, chopped jalapeños, honey and fresh lime zest. Get the full recipe →        
  • Grilled Chicken and Tomatillo Tostada

    Lynne Webb
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Chicken tostadas generally call for either sliced avocado or guacamole to add a smooth, creamy element to the dish. We decided to mix things up a bit and use a sauce made from tangy tomatillos instead. Tomatillos quickly cook down to a thick, smooth sauce and their citrusy flavor offsets the spicy rub on the chicken quite nicely. As a shortcut, you can use pre-cooked chicken from the supermarket instead of grilling your own, but be sure to make your salsa fresh for best flavor. Get the full recipe →        
  • Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Lynne Webb
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    This recipe requires a lot of cooking time, but the prep time is really minimal. Mix up your rub ingredients, sauce ingredients and coleslaw and you're pretty much done and waiting for the low, slow oven (or slow cooker - see notes) to work it's magic on the pork. Get the full recipe →        
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Nespresso Releases Cubania Coffee in A Little Bit of Cuba in London

    Judith Lewis
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I was whisked away to Havana in Shoreditch by bus – probably the only time I’ll be able to visit Cuba. The scene was somewhere in town, next to a mechanic’s shop, which was by a barber and between the two was a café. The café had music, and dancing and fashion and all the elements of nothing at all like a Barry Manilow  song It was absolutely perfect. There I learned about the about-to-be-released Cubania coffee. A whopping 13 on the Nespresso scale of intensity. The coffee was being released with a real cane sugar box in order to create the perfect Cuban coffee – a mixture of…

    Judith Lewis
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    In 1840 Anne, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, started requesting tea, bread and cake at 4pm to stave off hunger until dinner, and soon after afternoon tea became a much-loved, quintessentially British tradition. National Afternoon Tea Week celebrates this great heritage with a week of activities, themed menus and offers in hotels, restaurants and tearooms across the UK in August. Whether you’re an afternoon tea aficionado or yet to enjoy the delights of delectable treats with tea, during National Afternoon Tea Week you’ll be able to enjoy 25% off a range of afternoon teas. Iconic…
  • Chococo Milk Chocolate Drops Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    There’s nothing like a bit of chocolate and little drops of chocolate are perfect to satisfy that craving. I don’t always eat dark chocolate and as such sometimes I like milk chocolate. Now, sometimes I eat “trashy” chocolate and sometimes I eat high quality chocolate. These drops are some of the best quality milk chocolate. If you want your kids to grow up with a taste for better things, this is what you want in your cupboard. These drops are a 43% milk chocolate (the 57% is sugar and milk powder) made with chocolate sourced from Venezuela criollo and trinitario beans. The…
  • Dairy Milk Marvellous Mix-Ups – Maynards & Oreos

    Judith Lewis
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    When I first thought there were chocolate covered wine gums, I was excited, then confused. I wondered how that would work but it didn’t matter. Chocolate covered Oreos I was also excited about but again I was wondering how it would work. The Oreos were tiny but that didn’t matter – I wanted chocolate. The Maynards actually was a bag of wine gums and chocolate buttons (including caramel ones) and some chocolate covered fudge bits. I do love wine gums and to be able to buy a bag which has a few wine gums, some chocolate and some fudge meant that I could have something different depending…
  • The Chocolate Library at Selfridges

    Judith Lewis
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Where can you go to get some of the world’s rarest chocolate? Some of the weirdest chocolate? Chocolate made with camels’ milk? Chocolate from Hispanola beans? Chocolate from a batch run so small the labels are hand written? Selfridges No I mean it – Senfridges has now opened a chocolate library with one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of chocolate. Now, I was surprised to not see chocolate philanthropist Askinosie there given how much he does for the communities he works with but I gues Selfridges still has to work on their ethical chocolate selection. Thankfully they…
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    The Menu Mom

  • Baby Coupons 7/24/14

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
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    22 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
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  • Zucchini Pizza

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes we need an afternoon snack that is a little more than a granola bar.  I had some zucchini on hand and remembered a pizza I used to make with shredded zucchini as the crust.  I had an idea. I sliced the zucchini and used the “coins” as my crust for a quick snack the kiddos LOVED!  These will certainly be made again at our house.  I think, though, I’ll use mozzarella slices instead of shredded next time as it would be a bit easier. Zucchini Pizza 2 zucchini, sliced into 1/2 rounds pizza sauce mozzarella cheese pepperoni {optional} Broil or grill zucchini on both…
  • Fudgy Brownies

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Chocolate is my BFF.  I love trying new recipes with that lovely ingredient. A friend knows this about me and shared a recipe for fudgy brownies.  Oh my goodness… I am in heaven.  I loved how they are all ingredients I always have on hand {although I guess that could be bad} and it only makes a 8×8 pan.  Just enough to enjoy, but not enough to eat too much. I am curious to try these with some variations – maybe some raspberry jam swirled in the batter.  The ideas could be endless. Cut the pieces small… these truly are fudgy! Fudgy Brownies 1 1/2 sticks butter 1…
  • Coupons 7/14/14

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
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    Simple Plate

  • Mojito Tart {With Homemade Lime Curd}

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Birthdays are pretty special at our house ! I tend to over celebrate my own, setting aside the entire month of November as a birthday celebration. And I’ve extended that to my husband. He’s not a cake aficionado, I love cake. But he does like a good lime pie and he enjoys a frozen lime […]
  • Blue Ribbon Rustic Peach Cobbler

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    This rustic peach cobbler is a Southern tradition. Easy and quick to make, I’ll warn you its anything but pretty; but oh my goodness its delicious! Top with a dollop of fresh  whipped cream or a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. We love peaches! And this time of year, when the peaches have hit […]
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Healthy Vegetable Fried Rice

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Fried rice has always been one of mine and the husband’s favorite Asian dishes. I usually avoid it at restaurants because it’s just full of fat, made with white rice (empty calories!) and is so easy to eat a ton of without even realizing it. I was convinced that I could make a healthier version of fried rice that still tasted as sinful as the original recipe. The husband was skeptical. But with a few secret swaps: tofu and edamame for the egg/meat traditionally used, and brown rice instead of white rice — this recipe turned out great! Thanks to the veggies, lean protein and…
  • Healthy Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Photo courtesy of CookingLight The husband and I are both suckers for pumpkin or butternut squash ravioli. Whenever it appears on a restaurant menu we are all over it! It’s a great indulgence once in a while, but not always the healthiest option because most restaurants add a lot of extra butter or oil to the recipe and the ravioli is usually topped with a “brown butter sauce” or a “cheese sauce.” All delicious things for your tastebuds, but not so great for your waistline! I had always wanted to make ravioli from scratch at home, so when I found this recipe…
  • Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Outdoor parties, fireworks, great food, and my birthday (the next day) – it doesn’t get much better than that! Here are some of my favorite recipes for backyard get-togethers: they are healthy, light, summery, and absolutely delicious. Happy long weekend everyone! Starters and Sides Grape and Avocado Salad: Juicy grapes and creamy avocados make this salad filling, satisfying, and refreshing. White Bean and Veggie Bruschetta: A great way to sneak in some extra veggies, sandwiched in between crispy bread and gooey cheese. Red,…
  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:28 pm
    One of my guilty pleasures is chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Whenever our family would go to Hawaii, we would literally bring back boxes of the stuff – and enjoy them for weeks after we got home. But the problem was, each tiny piece of chocolate was 50-80 calories (depending on the brand) — and it was so addicting you couldn’t stop at just one! I had never thought a healthier version was possible until I came across this recipe on Dr. Oz’s website. Made with just 5 ingredients, these truffles have zero added sugar but are still amazingly sweet and decadent!
  • Corn, Zucchini, and Onion Flatbread

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Summer vegetables are some of my favorite produce to cook with. Fresh corn, squashes and herbs – they are light and airy, with a nice texture and bite. Inspired by a recipe from CookingLight, I thought I’d create these easy-to-make weeknight flatbreads for dinner with, you guessed it: squash and corn for the toppings. I really wanted to use green onions like the original recipe suggests, but I left mine in the fridge too long and they were spoiled by the time I was ready to make this! So I substituted red onions instead, which I felt like still worked really well. Next time…
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    Wow Yummy..!

  • Mango Smoothie

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

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

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

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

    4 Dec 2013 | 9:30 pm
    So easy and simple, this Coleslaw recipe is a favorite among kids and also grown-ups.  Just mix thin slices of cabbage, finely chopped onions and grated carrots along with mayonnaise and lemon juice and Voila! Coleslaw is ready. Even kids can prepare this tasty and delicious salad in just a few minutes.The post Coleslaw – simple and easy appeared first on Wow Yummy..!.
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    Celtnet Recipes Blog

  • Tuna and Chive Cakes Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    Today's supper is for something lighter... a cheap supper dish whose main ingredient is mashed potato and tinned tuna.Of course, if you have a fish dish accompanied by potatoes you can mash the potatoes and then flake the fish to use the recipe below as the basis of a leftovers dish.The version I am presenting here is slightly more chefy than many other fish cakes you will see, but that just enhances the flavour and prevents them from being bland and boring. Indeed, I used this recipe to persuade my wife to make more roasted and poached fish, as she knew that the leftovers would be converted…
  • Baked Egg Custard Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    A custard is essentially a blend of eggs and liquid, where the mixture is then either baked, simmered or microwave until the mixture thickens. The classic custard is made with eggs and milk or cream, but any liquid can be used and in the past this was made from a blend of nut milks and eggs.The ancient Romans were the first to write down the recipe for a custard and they enjoyed egg custards, flavoured with fish sauce as both an accompaniment and a dessert.Egg custards are so fundamental in cooking (many pies, all quiches and a number of desserts depend on them) that I am giving  a…
  • Sweet and Sour Eggplant Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Today's recipe is a classic sweet and sour vegetarian eggplant (aubergine) stir-fry made from parboiled vegetables that are finished by stir-frying with sugar, red wine vinegar and chilli flakes.This is a healthy and very easy to prepare dish, just make sure you use home-made vegetable stock to cut down on the salt!!The use of garden mint lends this dish a very North African twist.Sweet and Sour EggplantServes: 4Ingredients:2 large aubergines (eggplants)6 tbsp olive oil4 garlic cloves, crushed1 onion, cut into eight wedges4 large tomatoes, blanched, peeled, de-seeded and chopped3 tbsp mint,…
  • Warm Date and Mascarpone Tart Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    8 Jun 2014 | 3:21 am
    Today's recipe is for a delicious, yet simple to make dessert of a date and mascarpone cheese custard baked in a filo (phyllo) pastry shell.Though it sounds decadent (and it does taste heavenly) this is actually a quite a healthy low-fat option for a dessert (if you choose low fat Mascarpone, that is!!).It's great for a lazy Sunday morning as it's a snap to make, yet is sure to delight even the most fussy eater.Warm Date and Mascarpone TartServes: 6–8Ingredients:4 sheets of filo (phyllo) pastry40g (1/4 cup, scant) butter, melted and cooled30g (1/4 cup) ground almonds10 fresh dates, pitted…
  • Marmalade Breakfast Muffins Recipe

    Dyfed Lloyd Evans
    7 Jun 2014 | 1:20 am
    This recipe grew partially out of necessity and partially because I hate waste. Recently I bought a tin of marmalade, to try it out. But it was far too sweet and not bitter enough for my personal tastes. So, rather than throw it away, I decided to have a go at baking with it instead.The obvious thing to try was a muffin, and I decided to adapt a Christmas muffin recipe I had lying around for use with marmalade instead. To make up for the lack of bitterness I added lemon and grapefruit zest, prepared the batter and into the oven they went.About 18 minutes later the muffins were ready. I had…
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  • Hawaiian Turkey Burger

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    Have the taste of Hawaii in your own back yard with this delicious Hawaiian Turkey Burger. Loaded with pineapple, pepper Jack slices, green pepper and of course turkey, this will surely bring some "wow" to the table.
  • Italian Summer Kabobs

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Move over the burgers and brats and light up the grill for these delicious Summer Italian Sausage kabobs.  Grilling has never tasted so good!  
  • Grilled Avocados with Vegetable Relish

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    The grill isn't just for burgers, hot dogs and steaks anymore.  Grilling vegetables is becoming a more common menu item once the grill is fired up.  Here is an excellent addition to your grilling fare this summer.
  • Honey Marinated Chicken

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    It's an all-natural sweetener that keeps things simple with only one, pure ingredient: honey. And it's not only limited to desserts and drinks.
  • 3-Ingredient Marinade for Pork Tenderloin

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Three ingredients plus three minutes equals one tasty marinade. Let the kids help pour the ingredients into a resealable plastic bag to flavor juicy pork tenderloins with a subtly sweet, spicy marinade.
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    Snark & Pepper

  • Confession: I Drank All of my Extra Points Last Night

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    On Weight Watchers, you’re given a daily allotment of “points” that you can eat. In addition to my daily allotment, I have 49 extra points that I can use throughout the week. For example, you can use them all for a special meal or spread them out so you get a few extra points each day. You also don’t have to use them, but it’s nice knowing they’re there if you need ‘em. Keep in mind 49 points is a lot — it’s almost twice the amount I’m allotted each day. Well, I’m pretty sure I drank all of my  extra points last night at a…
  • Week 2: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:02 pm
    I have some good news from my second meeting this morning: I’m down another 1.8 pounds! I’ve lost 5.8 pounds total since my traumatic experience on the scale two weeks ago. (via) My Weight Watchers leader made a great point today. This is the 30th week of the year (where has this year gone, by the way?). So, that means there are 22 weeks left. At an average of a pound a week, it’s possible to lose at least 22 pounds by the end of the year. Small, consistent losses can really add up. So, in the spirit of the video I posted yesterday, I’ll continue focusing on the…
  • Andie Mitchell’s TEDx Talk

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    I’ve read Andie Mitchell’s blog for years. After losing 135 pounds — and keeping it off — Andie started a healthy food blog where she also shares how she lost the weight (and the struggle of maintaining). She’s a huge inspiration to me as a fearless writer and accomplished blogger (her book is coming out next year). When I found out she was doing a TEDx talk earlier this year, I knew she’d share an inspiring message. I recommend spending the time watching this if you want a powerful reminder to take weight loss (or anything, really) one day at a time.
  • My First Weight Watchers Meeting

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Just checking in for a quick update… As some of you may know, Weight Watchers offers both in-person meetings/weighs ins and an online program (which is a suite of tools and resources). I’ve chosen to use both. I love their online stuff but I know I need the weekly weigh ins to keep me accountable. This morning I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting. I was the youngest person there, but it was a good group. It’s just a quick 30-minute meeting each week talking about a different topic related to weight loss or specific to the Weight Watchers program. You also weigh in…
  • How I’ll Lose the Weight (And Why Failure is So Common)

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    I’ve always hated admitting when I was on a diet. Only the people who would absolutely need to know would be told (my mom, my roommate, anyone I frequently had meals with). By telling people it not only meant that I was admitting I had a weight problem, but it also would let other people be aware when I inevitably failed. I have failed at losing weight more times than I can count. Once you have failed so many times at something, you accept that you will always fail. I knew that every diet, even when somewhat successful, would eventually result in failure. Once you have become a chronic…
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    Onion Rings and Things

  • Split Pea Soup

    Lalaine Manalo
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    I was clearing the freezer to make way for my freshly-bought meat when I found a lone ham bone tucked between trays of chicken leg quarters and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chili Garlic Shrimp

    Lalaine Manalo
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    Looking for a meal that packs a punch? Spicy and garlicky, this chili garlic shrimp has all the robust flavors you’d want in your seafood... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

    Lalaine Manalo
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    This post brought to you by KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese and Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine. Last Thursday night when I went to our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Candy Crunch Dip

    Lalaine Manalo
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:51 pm
    I found this candy crunch dip recipe on one of my visits to The Kitchn and with cream cheese, brown sugar and toffee bits as ingredients, it sounded... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Asparagus Mushroom Saute

    Lalaine Manalo
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:25 am
    G’s parents are in the midst of a major remodeling of their house. Their whole kitchen has been torn down all the way to the floors that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    The Development of Taste

  • The Radical Housewife by Shannon Drury: B.A.R.B. Book Club, August

    Renia Carsillo
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Shannon Drury is a badass feminist bitch. And she is seriously pissed off about the state of family values in America. She will kick you in the face with her Chuck Taylor-wearing good sense about what it means to be a Mommy in a post-Baby Einstein world, how feminism’s infighting hurts us all and why middle...  Read More » The post The Radical Housewife by Shannon Drury: B.A.R.B. Book Club, August appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Be A Real Beauty, 30 Day Meal Planning Guide Try an easy recipe from the guide today!

    Renia Carsillo
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. On July 19 the Be A Real Beauty, 30 Day Meal Planning Guide will go live! In it, I’ll share over 30 recipes that are mostly vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free and low-calorie. But not really on purpose! Cooking at home, the key to a healthy diet I’ve spent 10 years learning how to meal plan. This...  Read More » The post Be A Real Beauty, 30 Day Meal Planning Guide Try an easy recipe from the guide today! appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • A Fourth of July recipe: Teaching kids about social justice

    Renia Carsillo
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. “I thought girls couldn’t have short hair?” “Why can’t my uncles have the same last names even though they had a wedding?” “Why does Grandpa get upset when I play with Jaylan?” Little boy questions, their first experiences with sexism, homophobia, racism…questions I often answer with tears and the inadequate explanation, “Because some people are...  Read More » The post A Fourth of July recipe: Teaching kids about social justice appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Five Minute Friday: A lost soldier

    Renia Carsillo
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” –John Steinbeck You stand at the intersection of two big grocery stores. Big brown eyes, squinting into the sun. The 90s-era sandy fatigues you’re wearing in this 90 degree heat soaked with sweat, one...  Read More » The post Five Minute Friday: A lost soldier appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Five Minute Friday: Messenger

    Renia Carsillo
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:26 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. “Don’t cry, Jesus knows best.” My Daddy told me you were gone. All I wanted was to know why. My 5-year-old self just didn’t understand. A few minutes before singing, Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world spinning circles on shaggy carpet, Daddy on the phone one room over, begging us to...  Read More » The post Five Minute Friday: Messenger appeared first on The Development of Taste.
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    Forex Broker Review

  • Trik Anak Kost Mengelola Keuangan

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Entah karena tidak didukung sarana dan prasarana yang kurang baik di daerah tempat tinggalnya, ingin mendapatkan pengakuan, atau pun agar lebih mandiri tak jarang sebagian anak memutuskan untuk mengenyam pendidikan di luar kota, daerah, negeri, atau tempat yang jauh dari orang tuanya. Namun, terkadang yang jadi kendala mereka ketika jauh dari orang tua adalah keuangan. Bagi mereka dari kalangan menengah atas meminta uang dan berapa pun uang yang dibutuhkan tentu bukanlah masalah. Berbanding terbalik jika mereka dari kalangan menengah bawah yang sepatutnya memiliki taktik dalam mengelola…
  • Avoid These Mistakes While Shopping

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    Shopping is one of fun things that are liked by many people all around the world. People are usually willing to spend thousands of dollars every time they shop both offline and online. How about you? Do you like doing this fun thing? If you do, you are required not to follow your desire and emotion while shopping, unless you want to waste a lot of money. Besides, you should follow these shopping tips and avoid doing mistakes like mentioned below: Take decision in hurry You don’t have to take decision to buy certain products in hurry after salesclerk says “you will look gorgeous if you use…
  • Tentang Mesin Laser Cutting

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:04 am
    Perkembangan teknologi yang begitu pesat nyatanya tidak hanya mengubah gaya hidup manusia yang semakin praktis saja tetapi juga memunculnya alat-alat canggih yang dapat memudahkan pekerjaan manusia. Selain komputer dan telepon genggam, mesin laser cutting juga menjadi salah satunya. Apa itu mesin laser cutting? Ketahui semua tentang laser cutting di bawah. Apa kegunaan dari mesin laser cutting? Mesin laser cutting merupakan sebuah mesin yang menjadikan laser cutting sebagai media utamanya untuk dapat memotong, membolongi, menggores, dan mengukir semua bahan. Bahan tersebut mulai dari kertas,…
  • Apa yang Membuat AAA Academy Unggul?

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Setiap sekolah pilot/penerbangan memiliki kelebihan dan kekurangan masing-masing. Para calon siswa pastinya mempertimbangkan kedua dengan baik dan benar agar bisa menentukan mana yang terbaik dan sesuai. Kelebihan atau keunggulan sekolah pilot akan mengantarkan cadet ke gerbang kesuksesan di bidang penerbangan. Mungkin beberapa dari Anda tertarik bergabung di All Asia Aviation Academy atau singkatnya AAA Academy karena sekolah pilot ini adalah salah satu yang terunggul di Filipina. Apa yang menjadikan AAA Academy sekolah pilot yang unggul? Program pendidikan yang singkat Rata-rata durasi…
  • Awas! Ada Bahaya Dibalik Obat Kurus

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Bagi sebagian wanita kecantikan yang seutuhnya adalah mampu memiliki tubuh yang kurus. Tak heran ketika wanita yang merasa mengalami berat badan berlebih melakukan berbagai cara untuk dapat menurunkan berat badan. Minum obat kurus umumnya menjadi salah satu cara favorit yang dipilih oleh sebagian wanita. Praktis, mudah, harga terjangkau, dan dapat memberikan hasil yang cukup cepat menjadi alasannya. Apakah Anda pun minum obat kurus untuk turunkan berat badan? Sepatutnya Anda harus waspada, sebab ada banyak bahaya yang mengintai dibalik penggunaan obat kurus. Coba lihat penjelasan singkatnya…
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    The Culinary Life

  • Morning Baked Oatmeal with Berries and Coconut

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    - Whole lotta baked oatmeal lovin’ here - There’s no way around it – I’m a huge breakfast fiend. There’s nothing I love more than big plate full of fluffy blueberry pecan pancakes, tender French toast, or a hearty cheese and avocado frittata alongside hash browns and bacon. And of course, I can’t forget about my favorite coconut-lime waffles with a hint of vanilla. Dammit, now I’m hungry for breakfast and it’s almost dinnertime. These days, I’m looking for breakfast recipes that are not only delicious, but take care of my body. Notice I…
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, Gluten-Free

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:04 pm
    - Gluten-free chocolate chip peanut butter cookies never had it so good. - Some time back I was playing with a gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe that I’d developed over the years. I was happy with it, but I can’t help but get annoyed by the mixing of flours and the occasionally interjecting flavors of the standard array of gluten-free flours. There are some very good mixes on the market – and I’ve got a good recipe here, on my own site – but still, I often ache for gluten-free recipes that don’t require a lot of fuss. ... Read the rest of Chocolate…
  • California Strawberries: A Splendid Tour

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:40 pm
    I’m a California girl born and bred, so god knows I’ve eaten probably 100 pounds of strawberries in my life. This state was made for strawberries, and every summer our farmers markets are filled with endless rows of glowing red berries, begging to be nibbled by every passer-by. You can’t set foot in this state without eating a strawberry. I think I read somewhere that it’s the law. Given my strawberry predilection, I was invited to attend a farm tour in Monterey to celebrate California Strawberries and all the farmers who sweat in the fields, tending their crimson…
  • Tetley Sweet Chai Iced Tea Latte

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    - Looking for a cool kiss of sweet tea on a hot day? - There’s a new tea in town, an exciting little hybrid that is brightening up my afternoons in the kitchen lately: Tetley’s Black and Green. Combining the best of both black and green teas, I’m loving it in both hot and cold drinks – but given the temperatures lately, I’m leaning towards any beverage with the word “iced” in it. Anyone who’s ever sat down to enjoy an iced tea on a hot day knows exactly how refreshing this classic drink is. The same goes for a hot cup of chai, which, it just so happens, finds a new lease…
  • Homemade Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheese from One Hour Cheese

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    23 May 2014 | 12:30 am
    Yes, you can make homemade Meyer lemon ricotta cheese with nothing but milk, lemon juice, and an hour on your hands. It’s no secret that I’m a cheese fiend. Hell, I wrote a whole book on the topic of artisan cheese. You know you’re passionate about something when you spend two years steeped in the process of writing about it! I recently discovered another person who is an excited about cheese as I am. Meet Claudia Lucero, another passionate cheese-ista. Claudia runs an Etsy store where she sells simple kits for making cheese at home. Her store has become so popular that she also…
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    Spanish Food and Cuisine

  • Tomato Salad Recipe

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

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

    17 Jun 2014 | 2:26 am
    Chicken Thigh With Mushrooms RecipeChicken thighs with mushrooms and potatoes, one of the most delicious and easy Spanish chicken thigh recipes with mushrooms, potatoes and herbs! Calories : 418 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: Medium Food type: Main dishesMeatChicken
  • Chorizo In Red Wine Sauce Recipe

    5 Jun 2014 | 10:06 am
    Chorizo In Red Wine Sauce RecipeSpanish chorizo with red wine, a delicious and super easy to to cook Spanish Tapas recipe! Calories : 392 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: EasyNotesIf you like this dish, check our chorizo in cider recipe! This recipe is commonly served with some fried green peppers and bread. Food type: AppetizersPorkSide dishesTapas
  • Tuna Stuffed Eggs Recipe

    12 May 2014 | 11:40 am
    Tuna Stuffed Eggs RecipeTuna stuffed eggs recipe! An easy to cook and yummy Spanish Tapas recipe with tuna and homemade mayonnaise sauce! Calories : 217 calPrice estimation: Less than 5 $Complexity level: EasyNotesYou can use lemon juice instead of vinegar to make mayo! Some mayo recipes also add some ground black pepper (1/4 teaspoon should be enough). Food type: AppetizersEggsFishSide dishesTapas
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    Whiskey Bacon

  • Summer Scape Salsa

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    Things we love about summer: Sun, Patio Drinking, Drive-Ins, Patio Drinking and Garlic Scapes. Garlic, in general, is a fave, but scapes are a magical summer treat. They come from the green tops of garlic (think scallions to an onion) and have a great mild garlic flavor that goes delish in almost any dish. This salsa gets a garlickly-tastic kick and a nice crunch along with the other fresh veggies for an even better texture. It’s almost like having roasted garlic without having to turn the stove on…which is a blessing in the summer heat! If you’re looking for a fresh and…
  • Summer Lovin’ Throwback to the Food Porn of 2013

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    We’re ready for summer, and in preparation of the joys of this summer, here’s a throwback to the great things we ate last summer! Strawberry pie by Anna Yaya’s phenomenal lemon and olive oil ‘oh I just didn’t boil them’ shrimp Pate – oh hey. Omelet success! What the Fork Truck  WTF Grilled Cheese. Grilled cheese burger with fried egg and tater totes. Bacon fries with ranch. Roadside fried dough. Cakes by Anna. Chocolate pies! The post Summer Lovin’ Throwback to the Food Porn of 2013 appeared first on Whiskey Bacon.
  • Bacon Nation: A Tasty Recipe Book Review & Giveaway

    24 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    This isn’t really a review. It’s more of a healthy thanking for recipe books that are practically edible …and now covered in bacon grease. And a giveaway. Let’s just be clear, at the bottom, there are details on how to win this cookbook. You may recognize the symptoms of being ‘that bacon person.’ You have links posted to your Facebook wall so often, that you’ve seen the same recipe three times from three different people. People continually ask “Do you have bacon in that?” or “Don’t you worry about eating so much bacon?”…
  • Whiskey Roasted Veggie Burger

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

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

  • Mango Almond Milk

    Barbara Shevkun
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
    YUM! YUM! YUM! Simple, light and totally refreshing. For a quick, easy, and delightful beverage that you can prepare in minutes, try this!  Feel free to add additional fruit, as desired, but the simplicity of this made my taste buds smile!READ MORE »
  • Bachelorette Party Fun

    Barbara Shevkun
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Pistachio Pesto Pizza It's always fun to demonstrate some of my more decadent dishes to the uninitiated.This past weekend, I had the honor of hosting my first Bachelorette Party for a group young ladies that were pretty much unfamiliar with raw vegan. Wasn't that an awesome gift to give a friend? For me, it was a JOY to watch them sample Pistachio Pesto Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Almond Milk, Spiralized Pasta with Creamy Marinara,Cookies 'n Cream and Chocolate Rum-Caramel Swirl Ice Cream!!! The Bride-to-Be got spoon-licking privileges!!READ MORE »
  • Sprouted Rum Buckwheat Crunchies

    Barbara Shevkun
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    Sprouted Buckwheat Crunchies can be made in almost any flavor...just change the extracts. My favorite flavors are rum and mint, but caramel is yummy too! Use the basic recipe and switch up extracts for variety.  Store these in an airtight container, or glass ball jar in the freezer and always have them on hand. READ MORE »
  • Rawfully Tempting on Pinterest

    Barbara Shevkun
    30 May 2014 | 8:02 am
    Follow Rawfully Tempting's board Recipe Books, eBooks and eRecipes by RT on Pinterest.
  • Mint Carob Smoothie

    Barbara Shevkun
    21 May 2014 | 11:23 am
    I received a complimentary jar of Living Tree Community Almond Tahini Carob Butter. All I can say is - LTC - you've created another WINNER! Eat it right off the spoon, spread on dehydrated crackers, or add  it to smoothies, puddings, "cheesecakes," etc.READ MORE »
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    The HauteMeal

  • Cobalt & Cream Lace

    Stephanie Augustine
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    This has been the worst week in a long time. A lot of that can be attributed to my bright idea to take an extra class this quarter, so this round of finals was especially brutal. But a number of personal disappointments this week made it an especially trying time, and I’m relieved that Friday is finally here. On the bright side, I now have almost a month before my next quarter of classes begins, so my evenings are finally my own again – for a time. What does all that have to do with what I’m wearing? Absolutely nothing. Except lace dresses and leopard heels make me happy.
  • Fried Green Tomato Benedict

    Stephanie Augustine
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’m at least 2 generations removed from the south, but somewhere along the line my mother still managed to instill in me a love of southern cuisine that’s so strong you’d swear I was from the land of Dixie. Lovingly fried chicken? Check. Grits & gravy? Check, check. Green beans with smoked hocks and a little hot water cornbread? Yes, please, and heaven help you if there isn’t a side of sliced fresh tomatoes on my plate. Heaven. Help. You. So you know I can’t ever let summer pass without sticking some fried green tomatoes into the mix. This is definitely…
  • Geometric Midi

    Stephanie Augustine
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    I picked this skirt up in a resale shop because I really liked the length and shape, but also because the something about the geometric pattern reminded me of a video game. Space Invaders, maybe? If I use my imagination, I think I can almost see those small diamonds shifting into the empty spaces…    Top from Worthington | Vintage skirt, but love this option here | Belt by Eloquii | Wedges by Pour la Victoire | Clutch (old) Today’s earworm: Shut Up and Let Me Go by The Ting Tings
  • Textured White

    Stephanie Augustine
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    There’s nothing quite like a shift dress in the summer. It’s cool and comfortable, with a classic shape that can be dressed up or down as the occasion requires. I love that this one has texture to the fabric, for a little something extra, but the color is a blank slate that you can pair with anything. Try it with slingbacks and bright jewelry, or gladiator sandals and a cute tote.   Shift dress from ASOS | Purse from GX by Gwen Stefani (sold out, similar style here) | Necklace from Target | Slingbacks by Sophia & Lee (sold out) | Sunglasses from (SheVamps) Today’s…
  • Diced! Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Stephanie Augustine
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    UPDATE: Voting is over for Round 3 of Diced! contest, but you can still see my original contest entry at Rantings of an Amateur Chef. Or, scroll down for the full recipe! If you’ve been following along, you already know that I’ve been participating in a dessert contest sponsored by Rantings of an Amateur Chef. I was initially assigned the category of non-fruit pies, but this time I was allowed to make a recipe from any category in my bracket, meaning I could choose from non-fruit pie, ice cream, cheesecake, or pudding. I wanted ice cream, and my DB wanted cheesecake. I consider…
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    HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate

  • Rainbow Loom Band Cake

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Rainbow loom band bracelets are banned at my kids school.  The reason? Because they are not uniform.  They are however creative, good for fine motor skills and fun so all the kids still make them  They just don’t wear them … Continue reading →The post Rainbow Loom Band Cake appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Mini Hamburger Cake Recipe

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    I’m not sure whether to call these a mini hamburger cake or chocolate cheeseburgers. Either way they will make a delicious sweet surprise for your friends. Makes 5 mini hamburger cakes Muffin Rolls: 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup white … Continue reading →The post Mini Hamburger Cake Recipe appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Rainbow Tie Dyed Heart Surprise Cake

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    Rainbow tie-dyed heart surprise cake. A beautiful bright cake with a colourful surprise inside. You can swap the heart for any shape that you have a cutter for. Or you could make your own cutter using the instructions in the … Continue reading →The post Rainbow Tie Dyed Heart Surprise Cake appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Youtube Cupcakes

    4 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    YouTube is a crazy, hilarious, fascinating, educational, weird and inspiring world, often all at the same time. I just love how the ‘How To Cook That’ YouTube channel has become so interactive over the years. From teenagers sharing their teary … Continue reading →The post Youtube Cupcakes appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • How to make Jelly Beans Recipe

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:31 am
    This is a great activity for the school break, make jelly beans at home.  Parent supervision is needed when handling the hot sugar syrup. My wonderful husband is away speaking interstate and I miss him greatly.  I go to bed … Continue reading →The post How to make Jelly Beans Recipe appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
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  • Barley and mushroom salad with poached eggs

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    As much as I look forward to winters comfort foods, all too soon I’m craving lighter dishes, such as salads. As it’s not quite summer the salads I crave at this time of year are little more robust, such as this Warm Barley and Mushroom Salad with Poached Eggs. Continue reading Barley and mushroom salad with poached eggs or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for…
  • Smoked Sea Salt Flourless Chocolate Cookies {gluten free}

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Ugh. I’ve been sick. Again. A few weeks after recovering from the cold I managed to get the flu. Continue reading Smoked Sea Salt Flourless Chocolate Cookies {gluten free} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you suspect copyright infringement please contact me.    Related RecipesNutella Roulade (swiss roll cake)…
  • Soba Miso Soup with Chickpea Tofu {vegan}

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    There is nothing quite so comforting as a bowl of soup on a cold winters day. And, at the moment at least, my soup of choice is a big hearty bowl of this Soba Miso Soup with Chickpea Tofu. Continue reading Soba Miso Soup with Chickpea Tofu {vegan} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you suspect copyright infringement please contact me.
  • Honey Roasted Banana Bread {dairy free}

    6 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Cutting into a slice of this honey roasted banana cake after it had emerged from the oven reminded me of my childhood. One of the desserts I remember eating often as a child up was banana custard. Mum would make up a batch of thick custard and top it with slices of fresh banana and nutmeg. Simple, but oh so delicious, and it was that memory that was evoked as I sliced into this Honey Roasted Banana Bread. Continue reading Honey Roasted Banana Bread {dairy free} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to…
  • Burmese Chickpea Tofu recipe {vegan + dairy free + gluten free}

    2 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    As a known tofu hating vegetarian you might be scratching your head wondering why I’m sharing a tofu recipe with you today. Well, you see, this Burmese Chickpea Tofu recipe I’m about to share isn’t really tofu. Tofu is made from bean curd, however Burmese tofu is made from chickpea flour. Burmese tofu, or chickpea tofu or shan tofu, as it is sometimes called, is actually more similar to polenta than tofu, as I’ll explain. Continue reading Burmese Chickpea Tofu recipe {vegan + dairy free + gluten free} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this…
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  • Crispy Kale Chips – Salad Topper or Snack!

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Crispy Kale Chips stand alone as a tasty snack or take a salad to the next level and use them as a crunchy salad topper!  This is not just another plain Jane post assailing the health benefits and great taste of kale chips! (Although there is a recipe to make the perfect crispy chip below.) Instead, […] The post Crispy Kale Chips – Salad Topper or Snack! appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Margarita Shrimp and Slaw with Mango

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Margarita Shrimp is baked in a sweet and tangy marinade that is spiked with just a little tequila. The sauce is sooo full of flavor, we drizzled it over colorful slaw tossed with mangoes and red onion. Delish! A good marinade can take a dish from simply good to spectacular. Such is the case with […] The post Margarita Shrimp and Slaw with Mango appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Shish Kabobs in Red Wine Rosemary Marinade #SundaySupper

    13 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A fragrant red wine rosemary marinade tenderizes these beef shish kabobs. Add your favorite veges, cook ‘em on the grill and you’re in for a memorable meal!  Summer is for grilling and chilling! As for the grilling, let me suggest shish kabobs. This meal touched the heart of my Chief Grilling Officer (a.k.a. my hubby) […] The post Shish Kabobs in Red Wine Rosemary Marinade #SundaySupper appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • White Chocolate Popcorn with Dried Cherries

    29 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    White chocolate popcorn with pops of dried cherries and festive sprinkles is an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing treat for a special occasion…or your next family movie night! I’ve caught the flavored popcorn bug. Dear readers…consider yourself warned! I was perusing P&Geverday™ for easy ways to add patriotic touches to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend festivities.  I could […] The post White Chocolate Popcorn with Dried Cherries appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Easy Shrimp Pad Thai #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

    26 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Forget takeout! Make this Easy Shrimp Pad Thai recipe instead. It’s ready in under 30 minutes and no stove-top prep (except for the noodles.) The sweet, salty and spicy sauce you crave is mixed with tender rice noodles and, of course, topped with lots of fresh goodies. In spite of a love for experiencing new food […] The post Easy Shrimp Pad Thai #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • matki amti recipe, how to make matki amti recipe | amti recipes

    dassana amit
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    matki amti recipe - a step by step post of a flavorful & spiced sprouted matki or moth beans curry. this is a light and nutritious sprouts curry that goes very well with chapatis and even steamed rice. not time consuming and makes for a quick lunch or dinner. all you need are some sprouted moth beans and the usual indian ingredients. i sprout the moth beans at home and the process takes about 2 to 3 days. after they are sprouted i keep them in the fridge and use them within two days. whenever i want to make a sprouts curry like this amti or usal, i make it a point to sprout the beans in…
  • goda masala recipe, how to make maharashtrian goda masala recipe

    dassana amit
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    goda masala recipe - finally updating the post of maharashrian goda masala with step by step photos. i have got so many requests for goda masala and i keep on getting requests. so i decided its high time i make a batch of goda masala and also take the pics and post the method. goda masala is a special spice blend unique to maharashtrian cuisine. the spices used here are aromatic spices and these lend a subtle sweet aroma without hints of pungency & heat. so when you smell goda masala, you won’t sense the heat & pungency which is felt in other spice blends like garam masala and…
  • chocolate sandesh recipe, how to make chocolate sandesh recipe

    dassana amit
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    chocolate sandesh recipe with step by step photos - another delicious fudge from west bengal with a chocolaty variation. sandesh is often made for festive occasions and specially during durga pooja celebrations. there are many variation of sandesh like kaju (cashew) sandesh, pista (pistachios) sandesh, bhapa (steamed) sandesh, dates sandesh, ice cream sandesh and this chocolate sandesh recipe. sandesh is made from chenna which is basically curdled or coagulated milk stripped of all its whey. basically, if you know how to make chenna then half the recipe is done. you can read a detailed…
  • chenna recipe, how to make chenna for sweets

    dassana amit
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    how to make chenna at home – this is a step by step post on how to prepare chenna for sweets. when i make sweets like sandesh and its various versions, i prepare chenna. chenna is a main ingredient in bengali sweets like rasogulla, cham cham, sandesh, chanar payesh, rasmalai etc. i make chenna and paneer both by the same method. chenna is the coagulated milk and paneer is the coagulated milk which has been set firmly. chenna is more moist than paneer. i usually follow this quick method, where i keep a weight on the chenna for 6 to 7 minutes, rather than keeping the chenna tied up in the…
  • kathal pulao recipe, how to make kathal pulao | jackfruit pulao recipe

    dassana amit
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    jackfruit pulao or kathal pulao recipe with step by step photos – a dum cooked recipe of pulao made with unripe raw jackfruit. on occasions i buy, both ripe and unripe jackfruit during its season. we consume the ripe sweet jackfruit plain as it is. with the raw jackfruit, i usually make kathal biryani or a curry/sabzi. this jackfruit pulao is a fragrant & mild pulao. the dum cooking technique is used here towards the end and this results in a flavorful and delicate pulao. the entire pulao is made in a pot and so you don’t need a pressure cooker. you have to cook the…
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    Ale Simple Recipes | Ale Simple Recipes

  • Chocolate and Pear Cake (Torta cioccolato e pere)

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

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

    Alessandra Neri
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:53 am
    Ragu or Ragú is an Italian classic meat-based sauce well known in the Italian cuisine. Every Italian knows about and it is usually served with pasta or used to make Lasagne. So today i am going to teach you how to make an authentic Beef Ragu Recipe, as simple as usual.Italian ragu sauce with minced beef once it is completedIn North of Italy, Ragu is typically a sauce based of meat, often minced, chopped or grounded. It is cooked with sauteed vegetables in a liquid. For tradition a ragu is a sauce of braised or stewed meat that may be flavoured with tomato, to distinguish…
  • Traditional Italian Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

    Alessandra Neri
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:16 pm
    This is my Traditional Italian Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe, gotten from my mother in Italy where it is called there “Pesto alla Genovese“. If you have never tried this kind of sauce or even better you tasted this sauce from a ready made sauce jar, I advise you to try this and compare: you will be amazed to discover how it is so fresh and taste different from the packaged one.Fresh Basil Pesto Sauce once you finish!Please Note that Pesto is always made to taste, based on the ingredients at hand. So after you made this sauce, you can adjust the ingredients to your taste the next…
  • How to make Bechamel Sauce from scratch

    Alessandra Neri
    25 May 2014 | 11:33 am
    This post will teach you how to make Bechamel Sauce from scratch. An easy and cheapest way to have fresh “Italian Besciamella” at home whenever you need.Bechamel sauce features in a variety of dishes, including macaroni cheese (made with a touch of  cream and grated Gruyere or Emmental), cauliflower cheese, Italian lasagna or Savoury Crepes.Bechamel sauce once is preparedIngredients required to make a 500 ml of bechamel sauceWith the following ingredients you will make around 500 – 800 grams of Bechamel sauce, for an average of 5 people.50 gr butter50 gr plain flour500…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes!!” Even typing the words makes me drool.  My daughter requested this interesting, yet so perfect combo one day and was shocked that I had never dreamt it up before! I mean talk about a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup on serious breakfast steroids!  So fantastically decadent and delish that it has actually become one of my most famous go-to brunch-y company treats.  Ingredients * 2 cup white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour or all-purpose flour *1/4 cup cream peanut butter ¼ cup Nutella (hazelnut-chocolate spread) *1/4…
  • Parmesan Dip with Roasted Veggies
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but I am a huge “Veggie & Dip” person!  The crunchy crudité with a creamy swipe of something what healthy summer parties is all about! Now the only issue with this nibble is that it could become a bit monotonous to say the least.  Hence, I decided to change things up a bit and twist this classic around.  A little Olive oil, a baking pan, and one tangy dip to finish! Ingredients “Veggies” • roasting vegetables • olive oil • Kosher salt • ground pepper • spices of your choice “Dip” • 8-ounce container of low-fat sour cream…
  • Strawberry Butter French Toast
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    If I could have it my way, we would be lighting the candles every Friday night.  Some wine, candles, a loaf of challah and good old fashioned tradition.  However, the problem many of us face with a huge loaf of challah is that there is often, at least half left over.  Mind you, it’s not because we couldn’t polish off the whole thing, but for obvious reasons that just can’t happen!  So….what to do?  Well, I don’t know if you are away…however….Challah based French Toast is one of the best things in this world.  Thick, egg-y & slightly sweet to the…
  • 6-Ingredient Glazed Chicken
    23 May 2014 | 11:16 am
    Boring chicken…nope, it doesn’t “fly” well with me!  I won’t do it…let alone cook it.  Now you don’t need much to make it taste great, basically just the proper cooking technique to ensure you captivate every drop of juice the chicken has to offer.  Today I decided to whip out the cast-iron skillet and crisp up the skin followed by baking it off until just perfectly cooked.  Now, if you don’t have cast iron skillet, any oven proof frying pan will do, however the cast iron is definitely worth the investment.  It creates a deep richness that was just…
  • Eggplant Parm Pile-Up
    13 May 2014 | 3:37 am
    As much as I try to teach the kids to be as neat as they can with dinner, sometimes it’s fun to get a little down and dirty.  Now what better food is there than “Eggplant” to take us there?  As a loyal eggplant lover, one of my favorite was to cook up the dish is crisp it up in a sizzling pan and then pile on lots of tomato sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.  No need for the heavy mozzarella cheese; a dollop of ricotta is all you need.  YUM!!! “EGGPLANT PARM PILE-UP” INGREDIENTS • 2 eggs beaten • 2 cups whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs • 1 cup of…
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    Vegetarian Indian Slow Cooker

  • Slow Cooker Gujarati Kadhi or Tempered Buttermilk Recipe

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

    Pravina Parikh
    21 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    My niece Swati makes best ice creams. She always told me to try her recipe. She said it is very simple recipe, it requires 5 easily available ingredients and hardly needs 10 minutes of prep time to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simple Cold Pasta Salad Recipe: How to make pasta salad

    Pravina Parikh
    6 Jun 2014 | 9:40 pm
    With hot summer months here, this is a simple cold pasta salad recipe. Even though ingredient list looks long, you do not have to have all ingredients on hand. You can skip some vegetables/fruits or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slow Cooker Mango Jam Recipe: How to Make Mango Jam in Slow Cooker

    Pravina Parikh
    15 May 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Last year during mango season I had blogged about my mother's mango halwa recipe and how I made it in only 15 minutes using microwave. Today I am posting about my mother's another mango recipe, Mango... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Homemade Slow Cooker Gifts for Mothers Day

    Pravina Parikh
    2 May 2014 | 8:54 pm
    I was thinking to blog about my mom's special mango jam using slow cooker or crock pot on upcoming occasion of Mother's Day. That got me thinking about all the gifts that can me handmade using slow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Ending the Day with a Summer Treat

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Klondike, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #KandyBar I can’t believe it’s back to school time already. Kiddo still has another month before she heads back but I am noticing some children have already gone back to school. In July! This summer has been pretty mild. There have been a couple of warm days but it sure has been raining. I know the garden likes it but I would like to enjoy the pool now that it’s fixed and up.  Another thing I like…
  • 2014 Income Reports : January – June

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I first started YUM I had this idea that I would create income reports. I wanted to be completely transparent and show people that they can make money with a food website. When I started my other site, Self Employed Writer,  I never really took the time to monetize it as it served more as a sounding board and portfolio. I’ve been working behind the scenes to clean things up and try to bring some of the older posts forward and pin them since Pinterest came after. I am not sure why I stopped writing the income reports. It could be a combination of things. First, I felt like no one…
  • Greek -ed Out Bananas and Honey

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    Every once in a while I’ll toss some goods in a bowl and call it breakfast. Looks like I am having one of those times again. This little recipe is one of my favorites. It’s so good, I’ll often have it as dessert when I am trying to aim for a healthier option. It makes a great treat and often will squash my ice cream cravings. Unless I make homemade ice cream, I have a bad habit that carries over from childhood of craving super creamy ice cream at all times of the year. If I have neither on hand, this works out in a pinch. And oh gosh, I hate to think of what happens to make…
  • The Yuck Stops Here {17} #stoptheyuck #linkparty

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
      So here we are, another party week and guess what? We’re also celebrating my birthday! So, head on over to the birthday post to enter my awesome radtastic birthday giveaway!  Also this week I decided to step outside my cooking box and try to invent my own little drink. I like to think that I did pretty will with the tequila with twist of cherry and lime. I’m really excited that our #stoptheyuck link party. It is growing by leaps and bounds. We’ve added a new co-host so I do hope you all will make Kim feel as welcomed as you did me when I joined the party!
  • Happy Birthday To Me {#Giveaway for You}

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I mentioned last week that it was my birthday today. I’m still waiting on my presents to arrive from you guys. They were lost in the mail weren’t they? No matter. I still have a fabulous giveaway for you guys because I’m great like that. This isn’t a sponsor post or giveaway. This is all me. A little thank you from me to you for being a fan of  YUMeating.  For my 39th birthday I am giving away a brand new ollo clip 3-in-1 photo lens. Quick change camera lens for iPhone5. Will fit 16, 32 and 64 GB models. Includes: Fish eye lens Macro lens Wide angle lens Microfiber…
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Feta Cheese Pancake | Tiganopita Me Feta

    Kenton Kotsiris
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    For those of you that have been to Greece, you’ll know all about the wonderful mezethes (μεζέδες), but for those of you that aren’t sure what they are, there Greece’s tapas, small bites, or appetizers. The Greek meze can be all types of things, from Kolokythokeftedes to Dolmathes, it’s the perfect way to try a plethora of different foods. Actually, a lot of main dishes can be had as a meze in places across Greece. Just picture sitting in a taverna in Santorini overlooking the water, a few small dishes of food, and a glass of wine (or ouzo if you’re looking for some courage…
  • Greek Yogurt Lemon & Chocolate Bundt Cake

    Kenton Kotsiris
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    In case you didn’t know, today is, “National Junk Food Day.” It’s that one day a year where we should set aside to indulge in sweets, desserts, cookies, cakes, etc., because obviously we don’t eat any of that stuff the other 364 days a year. So from both Jane and I, happy national junk food day! Please accept this as our contribution to this event If any of you are interested, there are a ton of other food days (175+), at least here in the USA. Almost every day is something new, and each month has it’s own celebration. You can check them out here: food holidays. The idea for this…
  • White Bean Dip | Navy Bean Puree

    Kenton Kotsiris
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    This past weekend, my niece was baptized and Jane and I officially became her godparents (nouno/nouna)! It was a very nice ceremony and she did so well. I’ll be writing a detailed post about how a baptism is performed in the [Greek] orthodox faith next week, so lookout for that. Let’s just say, yes, olive oil is involved. After the baptism, my parents hosted everyone back at their house for lunch. Naturally, Greek food was on hand – pastitsio for everyone. Since we knew a good amount of people would be there, both Jane and I wanted to make a snack people would enjoy. She suggested…
  • Greek Rice Pudding | Rizogalo

    Kenton Kotsiris
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    This recipe is not for the faint of heart. It is a labor of love. The results just might be the best rice pudding you’ve had (disclaimer: our humble opinion). For those of you that don’t know, in addition to running this blog, Jane and I are the “Greek Food Experts” over at I use the term in quotations since that’s what we’re called, but can one ever really become an expert at something? One of the biggest request we’ve gotten between both sites is this recipe. Greek Rice pudding, in Greek – Rizogalo – Ρυζόγαλο, is something we’d never wanted to…
  • Pasteli | Ancient Greek Honey Sesame Bar

    Kenton Kotsiris
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    Want to eat like the Ancient Greeks? Well, with today’s recipe, you’ll have that opportunity. Pasteli (Παστέλι) might be one of the easiest Ancient Greek recipes you can make and one that is still eaten by countless Greeks all around the world. It’s made pretty much the same way, yet you may find it with different types of nuts – we added pistachios to mix it up a bit. We know that sesame seeds have been known to the Ancient Greeks for along time. The Linear B tablets (a syllabic script that was written in Mycenaean Greek), which date back to around 1450 BC, actually…
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    Penny's Recipes

  • Courgette Recipes

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Recipes For Courgettes In July and August and into the Autumn – when things have gone to plan – courgettes are in abundance. In fact for some households they are more than enough and people are seeking ways to cook them – so here are a few recipe ideas to use your courgettes. Fresh produce is really amazing and home grown courgettes are so much nicer than shop bought – firmer, tastier. So make the most of them in all these many ways. And if you have courgette recipe ideas – then please do get in touch and share. I will add further recipes as they are sent to…
  • An Inspirational Young Chef

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Courgette Bake - Cooked By Chris I love getting feedback from readers who have tried my recipes. I was incredibly moved, inspired and touched by this feedback from Veronica Dowell who told me about her son, who uses Penny’s Recipes for his weekly cooking:- Just wanted to share this with you !! For months now our son Chris has been cooking your recipes on a Wednesday …and they have all been fab. Chris has Down’s Syndrome (23yrs) and we feel he needs to learn healthy/budget meals, as if he ever decides to leave home, he will be living off a very small income. He has a part…
  • A Spanish Supper

    18 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Sponsored Post Lidl’s Sol Y Mar Range In summer time, thoughts turn to holidays and relaxed suppers in the sun. If you have been abroad you know it is not always easy to reproduce those sunny dinners. Lidl have brought out a range of products to make you feel that you are on sunny shores called Sol Y Mar and I was lucky enough to be asked to try some of them out. Lidl is always good value so you can have a Spanish style supper at low cost too! I created a buffet supper for 4 from some of their products. The prepared products are authentic and delicious and I used their chorizo to create…
  • Spanish Cucumber and Tomato Salad

    18 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Light And Flavoursome Spanish Style Salad Cucumber Salad Recipe This simple salad recipe is lovely with spicy food as its cool flavour offsets the tangy flavours and complements them wonderfully. It is also lovely as part of any buffet or salad meal. It is very easy to prepare taking only 5 minutes but it is best prepared a little ahead of time sas this allows the flavours to develop I originally served this as part of a buffet meal I prepared – A Spanish Supper Spanish Cucumber and Tomato Salad Ingredients 1 cucumber peeled and sliced 3 medium tomatoes each sliced into 8 pieces 1/2…
  • Stuffed Peppers With Chorizo

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:28 am
    Sponsored Post Spicy Chorizo Stuffed Peppers Stuffed Pepper Recipe These stuffed peppers are part of a buffet meal made with Lidl’s Sol Y Mar products – giving you a taste of Spain. This recipe uses Lidl’s Sol Y Mar chorizo as the main ingredient for the filling. The full set of products and the buffet menu can be found at A Spanish Supper Stuffed Peppers With Chorizo Ingredients 1 green onion, diced 8 cherry tomatoes, chopped 280g chorizo, chopped 1 tablespoon tomato puree 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 large peppers 1 ball mozarella Cooking Directions Preheat the oven to 220…
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  • THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cincinnati Style Chili over Spaghetti

    Eric Olsson
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Throwback Thursday is the popular thing to do on all the social media sites.  But instead of torturing you with old photos of me, I thought I would share some of my favorite “old” recipes from the old RedBeansAndEric.WordPress website.  You can hopefully see my camera skills have somewhat improved along with my writing!  Hopefully!  Regardless, the recipe is still great!   This weeks THROWBACK THURSDAY recipe is: CINCINNATI STYLE CHILI OVER SPAGHETTI NOODLES!  Originally published on March 7, 2012. Being in the Detroit area, I love a coney dog.  The coney dog has…
  • How Do You Red Bean, LOLIS ERIC ELIE?

    Eric Olsson
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    New Orleans is a place for storytellers.  Ask anyone there, or even one outside of the city who simply loves it, and they’ll have some anecdote for you about the Crescent City.  The story can be about the food, the music, or the culture.  It can be a comedy, a tragedy, or an autobiography filled with fantasy, drama, and history.  But one thing you’ll undoubtedly hear in all the stories, for better or worse, is what New Orleans is really about. One of New Orleans master storytellers is award winning writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and cookbook author, Lolis Eric…
  • THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cajun Jambalaya

    Eric Olsson
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Throwback Thursday is the popular thing to do on all the social media sites.  But instead of torturing you with old photos of me, I thought I would share some of my favorite “old” recipes from the old RedBeansAndEric.WordPress website.  You can hopefully see my camera skills have somewhat improved along with my writing!  Hopefully!  Regardless, the recipe is still great!   This weeks THROWBACK THURSDAY recipe is: CAJUN JAMBALAYA!  Originally published on November 7, 2011. At the time I wrote this in November 2011, the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans had a Louisiana Swamp Festival…
  • How Do You Red Bean, RAY “DR. RACKLE” WILLIAMS?

    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The word “griot” (gree-oh) comes from West African tribes and is a member of a group of traveling poets, musicians, or storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history. They entertain with stories, poems, songs, and dance. A teacher of sorts. Raymond Williams was born and raised in New Orleans. He started playing the trumpet at an early age after hearing neigbors playing while in his backyard. His grandfather showed him how to get a sound. His school bands, brass bands and studying under Ellis Marsalis at the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts helped him carry on the…
  • THROWBACK THURSDAY: Blackened Blue Burger

    Eric Olsson
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Throwback Thursday is the popular thing to do on all the social media sites.  But instead of torturing you with old photos of me, I thought I would share some of my favorite “old” recipes from the old RedBeansAndEric.WordPress website.  You can hopefully see my camera skills have somewhat improved along with my writing!  Hopefully!  Regardless, the recipe is still great!   This weeks THROWBACK THURSDAY recipe is: BLACKENED BLUE BURGER!  Originally published on January 10, 2012. A group of onlookers watch a brass band play on as a fog roles in across Jackson Square in the…
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Freezing Your Extra Vegetables (Plus, How I Get My Green Beans Freezer Ready)

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Do you have a garden that is producing more vegetables than you can use at the moment? If you extra space in your freezer start freezing the vegetables. I pinned a site that offers hands on pictures and instructions. It also has instructions for freezing fruits and also for canning fruits and vegetables too. Take some time to check it out! My mom, Lena, has a big garden and always has extra vegetables. Today she gave me an entire ice cream bucket full of green beans. I decided to freeze them. It had been awhile since I had frozen green beans so I looked on the site linked above to see how…
  • Honey Lime Sriracha Grilled Chicken

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    From the end of April until the beginning of October, our grill doesn’t get much rest. We love cookouts with friends or even just grilling up some dinner for the two of us. And one of my favorite dishes is grilled chicken. I really love chicken in general, actually. (Try this OMG Sour Cream Chicken recipe if it’s too rainy or cold for grilling wherever you live.) I’m always on the hunt for new chicken marinades that are perfect for grilling, and I think I have a new favorite! I mean, look at those awesome grill marks and the beautiful color. It’s making my mouth water…
  • Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Do you like lemon flavored desserts with lots of lemon flavor? Sometimes when I bake lemon desserts the lemon flavor isn’t as strong as I think I should be. And if it gets a lemon glaze, the lemon flavor’s a little too tart. I like to have a balanced flavor. With blueberries getting ripe here in Pennsylvania, I started looking for some new recipes to use the blueberries. I make the Raspberry Coffeecake Muffins using blueberries which is my favorite muffin recipe and the Blueberry Snack Cake. I pinned a version of the blueberry pound cake from I read…
  • 7 Summer Side Dishes for Your Next Picnic

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s that wonderful, lazy point of summer that I love. Time slips away sitting with my toes in the sand, and it seems like one of our friends invites us to a cook out every other day. I can’t get enough picnic food even on rainy days spent indoors, and I live for my next watermelon slush. But what to take to all of those picnics? Showing up empty-handed is not an option! Today, I’ve collected our seven favorite summer side dishes, all of which are awesome to carry with you to any potluck, barbeque, or party you’re invited to attend over the next few months: First up,…
  • White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

    4 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I am always looking for a new cookie recipe to make. And the easier the better! Because as you know, we don’t have a lot of time these days to cook and bake. I have tested out quite a few of the pudding cookie recipes; white chocolate puddding snickerdoodles, peanut butter pudding cookies, and chocolate chip just to mention a few. I pinned a version of this pudding cookie at This is easiest recipe so far because it starts out with a devils food cake mix. Of course when I went to my pantry all I had was a milk chocolate cake mix. It will work, no big deal. And it did!
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  • Broccoli and Cauliflower Cheese Bake

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Are you ready for the BEST broccoli and cauliflower cheese recipe that you’ll ever make? At least I think it is! These is a great meal to have on its own or it can be a great side dish, especially if you’re cooking a nut roast or for a number of people. Alongside having this as a cheese bake, you could actually shape the mixture into patties and create veggie burgers out of them. Laura and I haven’t done this yet but plan to do so in the next couple of weeks, so we’ll let you know how it goes. Aside from this, I just love to bring this into the office for my lunch…
  • Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    I’ve been wanted to try out this recipe for some time now and I finally got around to it over the weekend – it was a huge success… well, for me and Laura at least. One thing I’d say with this recipe is that it makes a lot of burgers. With the measurements below it’ll create at least 10 big burgers. Just reduce the amount of quinoa and black beans that you use if you want to make less. We also made a tomato salsa to go with the burgers as it adds a lovely kick to the meal. Even though Laura hates it, I love a big dollop of mayonnaise on them as well! If you love…
  • Mediterranean Fish Stew

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Fish stews are awesome winter meals to make, but considering we’re deep into the summer, I thought I’d add a bit of sunshine to the dish. In terms of the fish that you add into this recipe, you can be pretty flexible. Next time I make this I’ll add in some prawns and maybe some quid, so give that a try. Another thing worth mentioning is that this a great dish to make when you’ve got a load of friends or family around. You can cook it all up in one big pot and let everyone help themselves. Just grill some fresh ciabatta drizzled in olive oil and you’ve got the…
  • Jam and Lemon Curd Tarts

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Jam tarts are a brilliant and simple little sweet treat and you can customise by using whatever jam you want. I personally love a good strawberry or blackberry conserve, with a high fruit content. Matt is a big fan of the lemon curd tarts and making your own lemon curd is so easy and tasty, you’ll never use shop-bought again. This recipe makes around 12 jam tarts which you’ll  get through in no time! Just remember to let the tarts cool before you take your first bite, as a burnt tongue will definitely ruin your jam tart fun! Jam and Lemon Curd Tarts Prep Time: 45 minutesCook Time: 15…
  • Thai Crab Cakes

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Since getting our new food processor, I’ve been trying out loads of new recipes that make use of it – this is one of them. To be honest, you could actually make these crab cakes fairly easily without the use of a processor, but it just makes it a lot simpler and quicker with one. When it comes to serving up the crab cakes, we just made some simple sticky rice using arborio rice, a squeeze of lemon and some chopped fresh chilli. To be honest, you could serve these up with a ton of different things. One idea would be with a fresh oriental salad, dressed with sesame oil, another…
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    Rasoi Menu - A collection of tasty recipes for foodies

  • Dry Chili Paneer Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chili Paneer is one of my favorite Chinese recipes. Here I am sharing dry chili paneer recipe. Chili Paneer is mouthwatering recipe. You can make it for the starters in your main meal. A perfect Chinese recipe cooked with green chilies, onions and capsicum. Try out this dry chili paneer recipe. Preparation Time: 10 MinutesCooking Time: 35 MinutesServings: 4 Persons Ingredients 350 gm
  • Watermelon Smoothie Recipe - Summer Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Watermelon is a best fruit for summer. You can make different juices and smoothies from it. Try out this watermelon smoothie recipe and enjoy.  Preparation Time: 10 MinuteCooking Time: No CookingServings: 2 Persons Ingredients 3 cup watermelon 1 cup milk ½ cup curd 3 tablespoon sugar syrup How To Make? Step 1: Remove the seeds from the watermelon and cut it into small pieces.  Step 2:
  • Instant Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Grilled cheese sandwich is very tasty and instant recipe. You can make it for breakfast or whenever you want to make it. It’s very easy and quick recipe. Preparation Time: 5 MinutesCooking Time: 5 MinutesServings: 3 Persons Ingredients 8 bread slice 1 cup cheese 8-10 tablespoon tomato sauce How To Make? Step 1: Take a bread slice and remove the bread corners. Step 2: Now, spread grated
  • Chocolate Lassi Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    21 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everybody loves chocolate. You can do experiment with chocolate to make different recipes. Today I am going to share another tasty chocolate recipe. Chocolate Lassi recipe is very easy to make it home. Try it yourself. Preparation Time: 15 MinutesCooking Time: No CookingServings: 3 Persons Ingredients 2 cup fresh yogurt 50 gm grated chocolate ½ cup sugar ½ cup ice cubes 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic Bread Recipe | Italian Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Quick and easy garlic bread recipe which can be eaten with the Italian meal. This is a step by step guide to make garlic bread. Preparation Time: 5 MinutesCooking Time: 15 MinutesServings: 4 Persons Ingredients 1 loaf of Italian Bread Cheese spread 2 tablespoon Garlic paste Salt to taste 1 tablespoon Mixed herbs How To Make? Step 1: In a bowl, mix cheese spread with salt, garlic and
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    I Eat Therefore I Cook

  • Cod Monterey

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    One of my favorite places on this spinning rock is Monterey, CA. One of the many reasons why this is true it the FOOD. The seafood created in that bay is just out of this world. That last couple times I have been there, the boyfriend and myself always end up at the Fishwife in Seaside. I really love their take on seafood, as they have dishes inspired from around the globe. My favorite is the Grilled Barramundi Celestun. It is just a fun dish. So this is my interpretation of that dish,Cod Monterey. Use a food processor to grind up rhw tortilla chips. Here in Texas we have some awesome local…
  • Summer Veggie Bake

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Have too many summer veggies and don’t know what to do with them? This dish is an easy, healthy and tasty dish that the whole family will enjoy made with 3 different summer vegetables. This dish is like summer on a plate. It is almost too pretty to eat. Mix the chicken with fresh corn, cheese and spices. Mix the chicken mixture with the orzo. Layer the tomato and zucchini on top of the orzo mixture. Sprinkle more spices and panko breadcrumbs on top of the veggies. Summer Veggie Bake   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 55 mins Total time 1 hour 15 mins   Fresh zucchini and…
  • Zucchini Fritters

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    If you have ever tried to grow zucchini, you understand how fast they can grow. You leave a baby zucchini alone for a few days and it becomes the size of a baseball bat. And you are asking yourself, “how did that happen”? Whether you have a zucchini the size of your head or normal size, you can make these zucchini fritters with them. When I used to make these at home, I would sit there for 30 plus minutes grating the stupid zucchini. I even tried to bribe the younger sister to do it for me it was so tedious. So I decided to try something different and use my food process to break…
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Enchiladas

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    You know when you have all these plastic bags with 1 or 2 pieces of chicken in the freezer and you don’t know what to do with it? This is one of my “clean out the fridge” meals that solves that problem. I used chicken breasts, thighs and bone in breasts, but you can use whatever you have in the fridge. Just make sure all of your chicken is defrosted before beginning. Place the chicken on the bottom. It is okay to stack the chicken on top of each other. At the very top, place the veggies. You want to keep the veggies separate because you will have to pull them out at the end.
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownie Cake

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    This cake sounds super rich, but it really isn’t.  The brownie cake is made with greek yogurt, so there is no oil or fat in the brownie.  The cream cheese is reduced fat and all that is left is the raspberries. The combo of flavors is a moist  chocolaty brownie with tangy cream cheese with tart raspberries. Make the brownie batter (from mix, yay!) and pour it into a pie plate. Add dollops of whipped cream cheese spread on top of the brownie mixture. With a skewer or anything sharp, swirl the cream cheese into the batter until evenly mixed. Place the raspberries in concentric circles.
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  • Baby corn roast recipe | Baby corn crispy fry recipe | How to make crispy baby corn fry

    Harini M
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Crispy baby corn fry that requires no deep frying...sound perfect right,yeah this is indeed a perfect recipe for you if you like crispy roasted veggies minus oil.We had this recipe in a restaurant and I really liked the way they served it. Marinated baby corns shallow fried until crisp,served with crushed kasuri methi and pepper powder,it was so tasty and light.In many places when we order for dry starter,they are little soggy with some kind of sauces or oil and not really dry,but these roasted baby corns were really dry and crispy from outside and the baby corns were perfectly cooked and…
  • 10 easy and tasty recipes with bread | Easy bread recipes | bread recipe collection

    Harini Mukundhan
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
     If there is one ingredient I like to play with in kitchen that is not much Indian,it has to be bread.It is really amusing to see how much, bread has become vital in  Indian kitchen these days.It is really versatile and one can be rest assured that there is something to eat when ever you are hungry if you have bread in hand.I always have bread handy,mostly wheat or multi grain bread and I also use white bread occasionally especially for desserts.Here I have complied 10 easy and tasty recipes that you can create with bread,a good change from normal bread-butter-jam.Hope you all will…
  • Veg momos recipe | How to make veg momos | How to make steamed veg momos recipe

    Harini M
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Veg momos is something I have often heard of never got a chance to taste,well until I made in my kitchen :). I saw a simple recipe for this veg momo in a small booklet of a magazine and I kept it safe as I wanted to try.That recipe finally saw the day of light after nearly an year,yeah I had taken me that long :). Momo is a kind of dumpling with/without filling.You can read more about momos here.What I am presenting here may not be authentic way of making it,I may have mised out few ingredients but what I can assure is these are EXCELLENT. Yes,I have written them bold intentionally,these are…
  • Murungakai vatha kuzhambu recipe | How to make murungakai(drum stick) vatha kuzhambu

    Harini M
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
     Murungakai vatha kuzhambu-drumstick vatha kuzhambu is a yet another classic authentic recipe from Tamilnadu. My favorite dish from Tamil cuisine is vatha kuzhambu,without a second thought.I can survive on this,there are so many types of vatha kuzhambu and I am the one who loves all the varieties. Though I do not like drum stick very much,I just love the flavor it imparts to this kuzhambu along with pearl onions.Very easy to make during rushed hours,this kuzhambu stays good for long time even at room temperature and tastes wonderful with steamed rice and sesame oil.Have you ever eaten…
  • Vada pao/pav recipe | how to make vada pao

    Harini M
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
     Here I present before you all my very own vada pao-yeah completely homemade,when you deconstruct vada pao-popular food across the streets of India,you get pav bun-Indian dinner rolls,batata vada-batter ried mashed potatoes along with some tongue ticking sweet and sour chutneys/dip and I made all these at home,I kind of feel accomplished :). Remember my homemade pav,which was a super hit both at my home and here,the day when I first baked pav bun I actually wanted to try vada pav or pav bhaji but that batch was gone in a whim and I baked a batch exclusively for making vada pav,yeah I was…
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    The Low Fat Chick | Healthy, Low Fat Recipes

  • Healthy Snacks for the Whole Family

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Living healthy is not just for adults, but everyone. Even if one person needs to lose weight in a family, the entire group can benefit from eating a bit better. Here are some ideas for healthy snacks for the family. Snacking is necessary. Many think that snacking is what kills your diet and ruins all […]
  • Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    I have recipe block.  It’s strange, as I go through times where I can make up creative recipes and then it just stops. Well, while I have this block, I continue to enjoy making recipes of others. I think my life has just changed so much since my dog of 17 1/2 years passed away in May. Cooking […]
  • Meal in One! Asparagus & Ham Stuffed Potatoes

    6 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I am a huge fan of potatoes but so many people claim potatoes are not good for you, hence the carbs. But, if you cook it in a healthy way, and eat in moderation, it fills you up great!  This recipe from Eating Well, surely does that. I had nothing to change other than baking the […]
  • How to Make Transition to Eating Healthier and Real Food

    14 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    So you want to make the transition to eating healthier, “real” food – first of all, good for you! This is a very important decision you’ve made, and you’ve made the right one. It can be hard to know where to start, though. You might be concerned about how you’re going to feed your family […]
  • Tasty Lunch: Asian Style Chicken Soup

    6 Jun 2014 | 4:55 am
    Do you love soup? Me too. It is a simple way to get a full meal of meat and veggies all in one dish. This soup is light with lots of flavor. Ideal for lunch, so make a batch and take it to work with you. Chicken soup is good for the soul! Print Asian […]
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    Food Recipes

  • Minced Meat Egg Kofta

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Minced Meat Egg Kofta Ingredients: Minced meat – 250 gm Onion – 1 finely chopped Ghee – 1 tsp Cinnamon Clove Green chilli – 1 chopped Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tsp Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Chana dal – 1 tbsp Boiled Eggs Boiled potato -3 Mint leaves Coriander leaves Egg – 1 Oil for frying Minced Meat Egg Kofta Preparation: In a pressure cooker add Ghee, Cinnamon, Clove, Onion, Green chill & saute it. Once onion turns transparent add Ginger & garlic paste, Minced meat. Chana dal soaked for…
  • Mouthwatering Bengali Bhetki Paturi

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Bhetki Paturi Bengali recipies is an all time favourite for its spicy, aromatic and mouthwatering flavours for fish. Bengali food generally consists of a variety of fish delicacies. Among these a royal famous and traditional Bengali favourite is bhetki paturi. The word ‘paturi’ comes from the bangla word ‘paata’. Marinated fish fillets wrapped in banana leaf with mustard paste and cooked in steam through slow cooking, usually reserved for very special occasions like jamai shasti. This dish has its origin in Dhaka but now has…
  • Stone Apple Sharbat

    12 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    Stone Apple Juice Although, it might seem that monsoon has finally hit this part of the world and it’s even very tantalizing to think so (taking cue from the downpour in the last couple of days), the truth is, it’s the summer that seems to not want to leave us entirely. Well, that’s what I felt when I returned home the other day, tired and completely drained, each vein in my body craving for a refreshing drink and that is the moment, I tell you, (the moment when I came into the living room and dumped my lifeless limp of a body into the sofa, to be precise) is precisely the moment when I…
  • Orange Chicken: Wonderful American Chinese Dish

    30 Jun 2014 | 3:49 am
    Orange Chicken Orange chicken is an American Chinese dish. It is most commonly found at North American fast food restaurants consists of chopped, battered, and fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet orange-flavored chili sauce, which thickens or caramelizes to a glaze. It is most often found as a variation of General Tso’s chicken rather than the dish found in mainland China. Here’s a recipe on how to make orange chicken. Orange Chicken is a popular chicken dish with a typical Chinese flavor. It gets its name from the use of fresh Orange juice in the recipe. Ingredients: 200 gms…
  • Parsi Delight – Lagan nu Custard

    26 Jun 2014 | 9:24 am
    Lagan nu Custard Parsi Wedding Story Now, a Parsi wedding is no quiet ceremony. It is known to be an event much celebrated; a lavish affair and a Parsi delight altogether. The ceremony takes place with mirth and laughter in front of guests, or an Anjoman (assembly) that is arranged to bear witness to the special event. A Parsi wedding greatly relies on the religious texts and a host of rituals are carried out during the duration of the wedding ceremony. Both the bride and the groom receive presents and after all the rituals are carried out, the priest and the bridegroom recite prayers from…
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  • Gazpacho Panzanella + Corn and Barley Salad

    Sarah Jampel
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.  Today: We're fighting salad-related misunderstandings, one dinner at a time.     It is not new information that cheese and wine get better with time. But salad? No, not salad: Salad collapses under the weight of dressing, the stale air of Tupperware containers, and the arctic temperatures in the back of the refrigerator. Salad needs pampering; salad needs immediate attention. This dinner is fighting that…
  • Hotline MVP of the Month

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    To thank our members for their dedication to helping out their fellow cooks, every month we’ll choose a Food52er whose activity on the Hotline has caught our eye, and treat him or her to a $25 gift certificate to Provisions.  Today: See who had the write stuff this month. We’re pleased to announce that July’s Hotline MVP is Pegeen! Pegeen is always jumping in to help on the Hotline -- from menu ideas for holiday meals to suggestions for cookware (from griddles to copper pans). She’s kind, and offers creative solutions: When…
  • Black Raspberries and 11 Berry Good Ways to Use Them

    Lindsay-Jean Hard
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, who like fresh, flavorful ingredients as much as we do. Today: A berry so dark, it’s empty inside. Black raspberries are inky purple-colored berries (technically, they're aggregate fruits, not true berries) that are often confused with blackberries due to their dark coloring. If you’re not sure whether you’re looking at a black raspberry or a blackberry, black raspberries tend to…
  • How to Use a Surplus of Zucchini

    Taylor Schwartz
    26 Jul 2014 | 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: Delicious ways to use up a bushel of zucchini -- one peck at a time.   If you're not struck by a wave of culinary indecisiveness come mid-summer, you're either an incredibly organized meal planner, or you have yet to experience the onslaught of sweet summer goods at the market. All the best produce seems to hit the stands at the same time, which puts…
  • 4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner. It's a recipe that may not have won -- or even been entered in -- a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Every other Saturday, we'll review our most recent favorites. Thanks to our community, we've got four more recipes to add to our arsenal -- and we wanted to give you a second look. See our most recent Wildcard Winners below, and get cooking! Fast Vanilla Oatmeal Biscuits with Strawberries and Brown Sugar Sour Cream by Modern Family Cooking - Nicole Green Green Dressing with a Little Salad by…
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  • Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    First of, I would like to dedicate this recipe to all the chocolate lovers out there. There is nothing better than starting the day or even ending an afternoon with a moist chocolaty muffin and a cup of coffee. Well, at least in my book :). That is how much I love chocolate, and that’s […] The post Double Chocolate Chip Muffins appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Marbled Banana Bread

    1 Jul 2014 | 11:19 pm
    I love Banana Bread and Chocolate so I decided to make Marbled Banana Bread. Oh and was it good! I followed the same recipe for my very moist Banana Bread Recipe but I changed it a little bit by using cocoa powder instead of walnuts and cinnamon. I also added 1/2 cup of flour. The recipe is […] The post Marbled Banana Bread appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    26 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
      During the summer, people often make or buy smoothies as a refreshing drink. However, smoothies can be loaded with sugar and calories resulting in unwanted weight gain.  So the best way to make a smoothy is use frozen sweet fruit in to avoid adding any sugar. I made this strawberry banana smoothie the other […] The post Strawberry Banana Smoothie appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Cheese and Olive Swirls

    23 Jun 2014 | 10:58 am
    Cheese and Olive Swirls is the perfect appetizer for any occasion or holiday.  In fact you should always have a few swirls recipes on hand for quick and easy appetizers or deserts. Imagine this scenario, it’s Friday night, you have made pasta and salad for dinner and planning to watch a Netflix movie with your […] The post Cheese and Olive Swirls appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Sauteed Mushroom and Garlic

    20 Jun 2014 | 10:16 am
    Sauteed Mushroom and Garlic is an easy and healthy side dish that take minutes to prepare. It goes really well with grilled chicken and steamed rice, or you can even add it to a salad. I came up with this recipe the other day because I wanted an easy side dish to my grilled chicken. […] The post Sauteed Mushroom and Garlic appeared first on Tajoon.
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  • Lemon Anchovy Dressing

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On a recent trip to Aix de Provence, I had an amazing yet simple Provencal style salad consisting of Belgium endives in a lemony anchovy dressing. I know anchovies aren’t for everyone but if they are good quality and packed in a decent quality olive oil their taste positively stands out from the rest of the pack. Yes, they are salty, but they shouldn’t be too salty. So trying to recreate this dressing myself, I thought best keep it simple. Isn’t that the magic of most Mediterranean dishes? This dressing would go so well with so many different salads. Next time I will try adding…
  • Crustless Spinach, Prosciutto and Mushroom Quiche

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Real men don’t eat quiche, they eat smoked bacon and egg pie! Well, I’d say quiche isn’t much different. The name itself originated from Germany (the word ‘quiche’ is derived from the German ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake) and was later called ‘Lorraine’ or ‘quiche Lorraine’ by the French. Although by definition, a quiche must be in a crust, it isn’t necessary, as demonstrated with this mouth-watering variation with spinach, prosciutto and mushrooms. The beauty of quiche is that you can virtually put anything you like in it and it’s delicious whether served for breakfast,…
  • Pesto Genovese Pasta

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My friend Magali writes that the weather is been rather chilly in Geneva and so she has been enjoying lots of pasta. Yes, don’t we all do that? Cold day, forget a salad, let’s go for something a little more heartwarming and satisfying? How else do we live with the fact that it’s July and still cloudy and 20 degrees? Okay, I am still jealous that Geneva has considerably better weather than here in the north. I have asked myself many of time, you left Canada for this? Okay, what chills me out a bit is the satisfaction of knowing that Vancouver has more rainfall then Hamburg and Munich…
  • Quinoa Salad with Peas, Asparagus, and Fava Beans

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This is a salad that can easily be served as a main or as a side – you can also skip the quinoa all together and just serve the veggies alongside grilled chicken or fish. As you like. The combination of these three green vegetable – peas, asparagus and fava beans (also widely known as broad beans), plus a little Belgium endive makes for a pretty great taste-bud-flavor-party. Along with a zingy dressing and a morsel of deliciously complex, and sophisticated prosciutto. A delicious quinoa salad and a great night had by all! When using fresh fava beans, they need to be removed from their…
  • Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms and Fresh Herbs in a Gorgonzola Sauce

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This pasta dish is inspired by a pizza that I quite often used to make for myself. I remember this phase well. I constantly had a hankering for wild mushrooms, gorgonzola and spinach. Something I secretly enjoyed when I had evenings on my own. Yes, we all have people in our lives that have a distain for stinky, moldy cheese. Mmmm, and how I love the combination. Not wanting to go through all the effort of making a pizza dough, I decided to give it a try with pasta. The result is a quick and deliciously rich dish delivered in less than 20 minutes. I use fresh thyme and marjoram as I think the…
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