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  • 14 Must Know Recipes For Every Household

    Sian's Magazine
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    What’s on your list of essential recipes? Recipes that the family love, recipes that can be cooked with your eyes closed, recipes that are regularly used in the weekly meal plan and recipes that spell out health. Does your list include a good variety of ingredients and healthy cooking methods and are they served loaded with vegetables or salads.These are mine:1. Burger (with or without a bun)Burgers are very much part of the modern family dinner tables. And our home is no exception. This recipe is one we all love. The lime pairs well with the heat of the chili. However the important element…
  • Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon

    Simply Recipes
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    A lovely way to prepare salmon is with a simple glaze made with honey and apple cider. You might think that this combination would make the dish too sweet, but it just adds a delicious caramelized flavor to the fish. Continue reading "Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon" »
  • Chicken Fajita Skillet

    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog
    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…
  • 12 Back To School Crock Pot Dinner Ideas for 2014

    Red Beans and Eric... err Rice!
    Eric Olsson
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Didn’t it seem like summer flew by?  I can’t believe the kids are going back to school already.  Plus, it’s not just the kids, it’s the teachers too.  In all the rush of getting everyone ready in the morning and picking them up at the end of the day, sometimes it seems like preparing dinner just gets in the way. I can’t lower your stress on getting everyone up and out the door, but I can help ease the stress of getting dinner on the table.  Here are a few of the crock pot recipes that I’ve added to Red Beans & Eric along with a new recipe, the BBQ…
  • Tomato Pie

    Simply Recipes
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Here’s one of the best loved recipes on the site—tomato pie! Perfect at the peak of summer tomato season. First posted Aug 2009. ~Elise One of the great things about going on vacation is I get to hang out with my friends, and sometimes meet their friends, who sometimes have OMG-this-is-so-GOOD dishes that they bring over. This tomato pie recipe is a result of one of these encounters. Continue reading "Tomato Pie" »
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  • Zucchini Agrodolce

    Heidi Swanson
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    I suspect we've talked about this before. I fight a losing battle to keep my kitchen under control. Looking at the counter tops this morning I see - Corsican honey, clary sage-blackberry honey, also olive blossom honey. There are voatsiperifery peppercorns I picked up in Paris months ago, preserved kumquats from the Saturday farmers' market here in San Francisco, dried candy cap mushrooms, dried celery blossoms in a small bowl, camu and wheat grass powders, midnight beans, and a lavender thyme za'atar blend I made over the weekend with dried rose petals and black sesame. The sprawl extends to…
  • How to Make Ghee

    Heidi Swanson
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    I make homemade ghee from good butter every few weeks. It's a process I enjoy, and it yields one of my favorite cooking mediums. For those of you who might be unfamiliar, ghee is an unsalted butter that has had the milk solids removed after separating from the butterfat, resulting in beautiful, golden, pure fat with an unusually high smoking point. This means ghee (and its cousin, clarified butter) is remarkably stable, even at higher temperatures. The process for making clarified butter is similar to that of making ghee, ghee is simply cooked longer and has more contact with the browning…
  • Favorites List (8.06.14)

    Heidi Swanson
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Friends - we finally have shelving in the QUITOKEETO studio. It's a small miracle. There's still a centimeter of dust on the floor, and an 1800s bathroom to deal with - in short, a few more things need addressing if we think we're going to open the doors to anyone aside from our UPS guy. My not-so-secret hope is we'll have some open studio days/evenings/weekends in the near future, where people can stop by, chat, handle knives, and smell perfume - in person. I'll let you know when I have a better sense related to timing. I tend not to post most updates related to QK here, so if you think…
  • Pluot Summer Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    A lot of the fruit salads this time of year are sweet. Juicy, ripe fragrant fruit with a sweet dressing - summer bliss bite after bite. These compositions live in the dessert category of my brain. That said, there are often times I feel compelled to snap fruit salads out of dessert-land and lead them over to the savory side of the spectrum. One of the more popular examples of this is watermelon, feta, and mint. You probably know the combination well. Sweetness from the melon, salty from the feta, tingly herbaceous from the mint. That's one example, but there are other realms to explore, and…
  • 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…
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    80 Breakfasts

  • Three Cups Chicken

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I swear.  I look around and realize that I have, suddenly and frightfully, reached the depths of un-sophistication.  Ok, I’ll be honest, maybe not so “suddenly”.  But most definitely frightfully.  I was puttering around one morning, organizing my shoes (puttering?? organizing my shoes?? Why am I not out changing the world? Or at the very least sipping a gin & tonic at that swanky new place?), and I realized…they are all flats!  I have nothing against the occasional ballet flat, especially in animal print, but to go from stilettos to 99% flats is a bit…
  • Breakfast #71: Golden Granola

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    I’m back from a weekend away with my work-mates that I mentioned in this post (where I also mention lots of chocolate so do head back there!) and we are now smack in the middle of a new week.  Catching up with everything left behind does that I suppose.  But I am invigorated, or should I say re-invigorated, and ready to seriously boogie…whether it is at work or at play!Our company has had a team building every year, as most companies do, but this year I wanted something a bit different.  Work is certainly never a walk in the park (maybe for some lucky people but not for…
  • Double Chocolate Brownie Bites

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Never enough hours in the day!  I often find myself thinking this, wishing for a magic wand or time-management fairy godmother to grant me some extra hours to get just a little bit more done.  Finish off a couple more emails, take the kids to the park, go through just one more extra report, cook a big pot of Bolognese in advance so my family will have something to eat when I’m at meetings.  Just a tiny spot of time more.Oh why didn’t I clean up my inbox instead of sleeping in for two extra hours last Sunday (well, because it was Sunday…for starters)?Sigh…the constant…
  • It's Friday...and some links for the weekend!

    8 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    It's Friday...finally!  The weekend leans close enough for us to touch, for us to get a whiff of her entrancing perfume.  The smell of fresh sheets, cookies baking, lime in an icy gin & tonic, and warm buttered popcorn in a darkened cinema.  Hours to fill with anything you want...sleeping in (a personal favorite), riveting books, making a slow-cooked stew while it drizzles outside, being with the people you love best, taking your high heels out for a spin.  Anything really.  Monday may seem to always arrive mercilessly soon, but until then...enjoy!!So, if you've…
  • Lapu-lapu with Cantonese Style Steamed Fish Sauce

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Although I live in the city, you can’t take the island girl out of me.  I think everyone that lives here is, essentially, an island person.  We are, after all, living in an archipelago with over 7,000 islands. And, technically, I am on an island myself…just a very large one, and living nowhere near the shore of it, surrounded by buildings.  But, hey, I am not going to quibble about these small details.  We are island people, and I for one intend to reap the benefits…even from my little flat in the urban jungle.One of those benefits, and one of my favorites at that,…
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    Cookie Madness

  • Scratch Neapolitan Layer Cake

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    I’ve been super busy so it took me a while to get around to it, but here’s the scratch version of Neapolitan Layer Cake. We loved it! The boxed cake mix version was good, but it was fun putting together this one with flour sugar and butter. For the chocolate layer, I used the most […]
  • Neapolitan Layer Cake

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    To celebrate Fuzz’s 13th birthday, I made the famous “Neapolitan Cake” which has a layer of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.  Truth  be told, Fuzz wanted nothing to do with this cake because she can’t stand strawberry cake mix, but her friends thought it was neat.  I did too, but I like anything Neapolitan because I associate […]
  • David’s Double Fudge Cookies

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Today’s recipe was given to me by a reader named David who says that without a doubt, these are the best cookie he’s ever eaten. He got the recipe years ago from the Raleigh News and Observer which credits the source as The Guglhupf Bakery in Durham.  David, thanks so much for this recipe!  The […]
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table


    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    This is a different take on the Charred Corn, Black Bean & Toasted Barley Salad from an excellent book in my cookbook collection called “Spilling the Beans” by Julie Van Rosendaal and Sue Duncan.  My husband doesn't like barley in salads and I had no mangoes or red onion, so this is my riff on this colorful full-meal salad. It is filling, colorful and delicious! I made this for lunch last week when we had guests and it was very well-received.Printable RecipeBRYANNA’S CHARRED CORN, BLACK BEAN, VEGETABLE AND QUINOA SALAD WITH PEACHES (OR…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I'm sorry I haven't blogged for so long!  This is company time on the island, so we've been super-busy entertaining. I haven't had time to devise anything new lately-- I've been cooking up tried and true recipes for my guests! So, I'm posting an old favorite family recipe this week.This was a spur of the moment recipe that I devised several years ago. I wanted to do something different with Butler Soy Curls® (see this post for info), but any "chicken-style" seitan cut into strips or commercial vegan “chicken” strips will work, too. Kids of all ages love them! Serve them with…

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    When I posted this blog post about a recent picnic, I promised to  post the recipe for my multi-grain inari sushi.  It took me a few years to get this recipe right-- I had tasted enough bland and either dry or mushy brown rice sushi in my time to make me determined to do better!  I wanted a sushi that was nutritious, and delicious enough so that anyone eating it would enjoy it for what it was and not immediately think " health food"!My rice mixture is made from short grain brown rice with some millet or quinoa added, and it is nicely seasoned.  The grain mixture provides…

    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,…
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    Simply Recipes

  • Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Every summer gathering should include a fruit salad, don’t you think? Nectarines and peaches are in season right now and when I saw some beautiful white nectarines at the market I couldn’t resist. Continue reading "Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad" »
  • Spanish Rice

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    My mother’s Spanish rice (aka Mexican rice) is a mandatory accompaniment to any Mexican dish we serve at our house, whether it’s with enchiladas or tostadas, or with steak and black beans. This rice is our family’s comfort food. My mom always makes a big batch when she makes it, because we can’t get enough! Continue reading "Spanish Rice" »
  • Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    A lovely way to prepare salmon is with a simple glaze made with honey and apple cider. You might think that this combination would make the dish too sweet, but it just adds a delicious caramelized flavor to the fish. Continue reading "Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon" »
  • Tomato Pie

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Here’s one of the best loved recipes on the site—tomato pie! Perfect at the peak of summer tomato season. First posted Aug 2009. ~Elise One of the great things about going on vacation is I get to hang out with my friends, and sometimes meet their friends, who sometimes have OMG-this-is-so-GOOD dishes that they bring over. This tomato pie recipe is a result of one of these encounters. Continue reading "Tomato Pie" »
  • Blueberry Muffins

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Did you know that blueberries are good for you? They’re considered a “superfood“. Good for the brain. At least that’s what I tell myself when I’m on my third (fourth, fifth) one of these blueberry muffins. Continue reading "Blueberry Muffins" »
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • Slow Cooker Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowl with Avocado Salsa (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I love all the flavors in this Slow Cooker Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowl with Avocado Salsa. When I look back in the monthly archives on Kalyn's Kitchen, it's interesting to see that the things I'm cooking at certain times of the year have a definite pattern.  For example, I obviously like to hold on to summer as long as I can, so every September I have Zucchini Recipes and Tomato Salads posted long after many bloggers have moved on to soups and pumpkin.  I'm sure there will still be more zucchini and tomato recipes coming this year, but I hope I can get a little…
  • Easy Calabacitas or Cheesy Summer Squash with Onions and Chiles (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    If you have a surplus of zucchini, use some of them to make this delicious and easy Calabacitas.(Updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, August 2014.)   Calabacitas is a traditional recipe from the American southwest, and it's a quick and easy way to use up abundant summer squash if you have them in your garden.  Traditional recipes for Calabacitas sometimes include things like corn or tomatoes, but in my version I concentrate on the flavors of the squash, onions, cheese, and green chiles.  This is definitely a recipe that should be made to individual taste, and when…
  • Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Herbs, Capers, Kalamata Olives, and Lemon (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Herbs, Capers, Kalamata Olives, and Lemon is an easy dinner!(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites.  Phase One Recipes are also Low-Carb and Gluten-Free.  This quick and easy dinner on the grill is perfect for this time of year when gardens are bursting with squash; hope you enjoy!) For years I've been a fan of Fine Cooking Magazine, so when so when they invited me to sign up for their daily e-mail recipe, I did. Normally I'm not a fan of e-mail like this, but since it was Fine…
  • Chicken Pesto Zucchini Noodle Salad (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Can Be Paleo)

    Kalyn Denny
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    A delicious zucchini noodle salad with pesto-marinated chicken and a pesto vinaigrette.I've been making zucchini noodles with the Spiralizer all summer long, and I need to get busy sharing the new recipes I've come up while some of you have a surplus of zucchini.  I created this Chicken Pesto Zucchini Noodle Salad with help from my niece Kara, and we both agreed it was easy to make and really tasty.  What bumped up the flavor here was marinating the chunks of chicken in the pesto vinaigrette for a few hours before we tossed the salad together, along with additional pesto vinaigrette…
  • Summer Means Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, and Things I'm Thinking About on Tuesday (8-19-14)

    Kalyn Denny
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    For years I've loved this Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Fresh Herbs.  It's tomato salad and tomato sandwich season, and even though my new town has a weekly farmers market where I've been stocking up on tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini, I can't get over how much I'm missing my garden.  I love all the summer veggies, but tomatoes are the summer treat I wait for every year, and my favorite way to eat them is this Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Fresh Herbs.  I've probably been making this salad for at least…
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  • Spanish Rice

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    My mother’s Spanish rice (aka Mexican rice) is a mandatory accompaniment to any Mexican dish we serve at our house, whether it’s with enchiladas or tostadas, or with steak and black beans. This rice is our family’s comfort food. My mom always makes a big batch when she makes it, because we can’t get enough! Continue reading "Spanish Rice" »
  • Tomato Pie

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Here’s one of the best loved recipes on the site—tomato pie! Perfect at the peak of summer tomato season. First posted Aug 2009. ~Elise One of the great things about going on vacation is I get to hang out with my friends, and sometimes meet their friends, who sometimes have OMG-this-is-so-GOOD dishes that they bring over. This tomato pie recipe is a result of one of these encounters. Continue reading "Tomato Pie" »
  • Eggplant Parmesan

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Eggplant parmesan is one of those great Italian comfort foods—a layered casserole much like lasagna but with slices of globe eggplant taking the place of pasta. Continue reading "Eggplant Parmesan" »
  • Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    It’s chile season! My poblanos are taking over the garden right now so I thought I would cook up a few into a hearty corn chowder. The soup consists of onions, celery, garlic, yukon gold potatoes, corn, green poblano chiles, and chicken stock. Near the end, you swirl in cream (chiles love cream) to balance out the heat of the chiles, and add a splash of lime juice for brightness. Continue reading "Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder" »
  • Pasta with Eggplant, Feta, and Mint

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Usually if an eggplant and pasta are in the same room together, there’s tomato sauce involved. Here’s a recipe that bucks this convention and features eggplant without the sauce, but with red onions, garlic, baby spinach, and mint, all sautéed in olive oil and tossed with spaghetti pasta and crumbled feta cheese. Continue reading "Pasta with Eggplant, Feta, and Mint" »
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    smitten kitchen

  • strawberries and cream with graham crumbles

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    To unforgivably botch something great, if all of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone, I’m starting to believe that all of Smitten Kitchen’s problems stem from my inability to leave exquisitely simple things like berries and cream alone. Or maybe it’s about me being unable to sit in a room alone with strawberries and cream and not eat them? One thing is clear; I think we know better than to entrust me with the work of great philosophers ever again. I’m sorry, Pascal. Let me rewind. Because my son has been going to a…
  • smoky eggplant dip

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    The first weeks in a new apartment are always about comparisons: The living room is smaller; the kid’s room is a little bigger. Our room is narrower and contains only one closet that we must share (uh-oh) but also maybe six inches longer, and in those inches, we no longer routinely stub our toes on our dressers while fumbling around in the morning like the old people we’ve unfairly become. The living room gets less natural light, but for the strangest reason: a massive leafy oak tree outside, something I’ve walked by at the sidewalk level for over five years and never…
  • raspberry swirl cheesecake

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    It’s been a little quiet around here this week and I bet you already know why: moving out is the easy part! Moving in, hoo boy. You walk into an empty new home with freshly painted walls and there’s nothing but possibility. You run from room to room, whee! Then your stuff arrives and the pristine landscape is forever compromised. The first boxes aren’t so bad: you prioritize bedding, toilet paper, toothbrushes and whiskey (um, just play along here.) The next few boxes are pretty doable too: glasses go where they always have, books go in bookcases and lamps go on tables. But…
  • apricot pistachio squares

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Let me just get the obvious out of the way because I know what you’re thinking: what am I doing here? Shouldn’t I be packing for our move, which is less than 24 hours from now? These are all valid questions, but you see, there is history here, a long history of kitchen-related procrastination. Two days before our last move, I sheeted pasta and peeled favas. I spent the last week of my pregnancy stocking the freezer with foods to bribe charm labor and delivery nurses with. When I was done with that, I made a cake for people coming to visit the new baby. When my induction was…
  • cold noodles with miso, lime and ginger

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Because we did not move this past weekend after all, we ended up with a bit of free time which we used to do some overdue purging. I’m sorry if this shatters your misplaced image of me as some sort of domestic goddess, but my signature move is shoving something into a closet and slamming the door before anything falls out and then willfully ignoring its pleas for mercy — come on, you do it too, right? anyone? Sigh. And so we dug out, removing three giant trash bags of stuff we should have gotten rid of a while ago, two of clothes and one of (shh, please don’t tell on us)…
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  • Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    A lovely way to prepare salmon is with a simple glaze made with honey and apple cider. You might think that this combination would make the dish too sweet, but it just adds a delicious caramelized flavor to the fish. Continue reading "Honey Apple Cider Glazed Salmon" »
  • How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    I love hard boiled eggs. They’re great for deviled eggs, egg salad, or just eating plain with a sprinkle of salt. For years I ate one every morning until my doctor told me that you shouldn’t eat the same food every single day. So now I eat them only a couple of times a week. Used to be that people were scared of eating eggs because of the cholesterol in the egg yolks. Continue reading "How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs" »
  • 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…
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  • Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    I found this on the inspired dreamer and it sounds delicious. -- posted by MarraMamba
  • Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    From Eating Well Magazine. -- posted by Nancy's Pantry
  • Sweet and Savory Quinoa Salad

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Created for Quest - South America - a combination of the ingredients I love best. -- posted by Nancy's Pantry
  • Cilantro Parsley Pesto

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    There's a ton of recipes out there similar to this one, and I've tried many of them. This is my own adaptation using a combination of cilantro and parsley. Toasting the pine nuts is crucial for enhanced flavor. Make a day ahead to let the flavors intensify. This is an amazing condiment to grilled fish, seafood and chicken. It's also great as a sauce mixed in pasta. -- posted by Moseslakecooker
  • Crispy Eggplant Sandwich

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Easy and delicious! You can prepare in advance, store in the fridge and fry at the right moment. Enjoy! -- posted by Chef #1803073767
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    One of my favorite flavors of chicken wings served at Wing Stop is the garlic Parmesan wings.  These are perfect for anyone who is not in the mood for the popular hot and spicy buffalo wings.  This secret recipe will show you how to make these wings along with the signature garlic Parmesan sauce at home.  This buttery garlic-Parmesan sauce is so simple and tastes sinfully delicious. We also have a great selection of chicken wing recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Lose The “Mommy Belly” & Bring Back Your Flat Tummy! Discover how a…
  • Oxheart’s Chocolate-Juniper Cake with Milk Jam Crème Fraîche

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe for a rich and decadent dessert from Oxheart in Houston, Texas.  At Oxheart they take Texas’ best ingredients and cook them in a focused and creative way.  Everyone that has dined there raves about the wonderful flavors that chef Justin Yu creates. They make a delicious chocolate-juniper cake topped with milk jam crème fraîche.  The toasted juniper berries bring a unique flavor to this cake.  The cake itself is moist and absolutely wonderful. You can make your own milk jam crème fraîche by using this recipe on our forum: Go Here Enjoy!
  • Fried Ice Cream

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    I want to take a moment to share some great tasting dinner recipes with you.  These dishes (shown below) can be prepared in a flash with a few simple ingredients to create an enjoyable meal.  Of course I couldn’t forget about dessert.  I have a secret recipe for a yummy fried ice cream treat.  You can customize this recipe by using your favorite flavor of ice cream. This recipe is only one of the delicious recipes featured in the “101 Deep Fryer Recipes” cookbook.  In this book, you will find an amazing collection of deep fryer recipes for an ultimate taste treat. Members of…
  • Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Today I have another amazing secret recipe for all the cheese lovers out there.  Longhorn Steakhouse makes a delicious macaroni and cheese that is loaded with four flavorful cheeses.  You have to love the ooey gooey cheesy goodness of this dish.  Its filling enough to be a main dish but can also be served as a side dish for your favorite meal. If you’re like me and can’t get enough cheese, check out these cheesy recipes from our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= One Unusual Trick Restores Blood Sugar Levels Free shocking video reveals this…
  • Casa Cordoba’s Pollo De Aceitunas (Olive chicken)

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe comes from Casa Cordoba, a new Spanish restaurant in Montrose, California.  Casa Cordoba offers a unique dining experience that features southern Spanish cuisine.  From the flavorful dishes to their house-made sangria, everything on the menu is authentic. One of their popular dishes is the olive chicken.  A whole chicken is brined in a flavorful marinade and then stuffed with a bold filling of olives and roasted garlic.  Slow cooked until the chicken is moist, tender and just falls off the bone.  It makes quite a presentation when it’s served and…
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  • Heirloom Tomato Tilapia

    Thomas Grossmann
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    2 tilapia filets 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 4 thin slices heirloom tomatoes 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning salt & black pepper, to taste 2 lemon wedges for serving Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking pan with some olive oil.  Place the tilapia filets in the pan.  Drizzle with fresh lemon juice.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place 2 tomato slices on top of the filet.  Drizzle with some olive oil, then season both filets with Italian seasoning. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges,   Related…
  • 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…
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  • Bread & Butter Pickles – One of the Great Depression’s Greatest Hits

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    During the Great Depression, sandwiches weren’t quite what they are today. Forget about choice of aioli, or did you want roast tri tip or smoked turkey; back then it was more like, “Did you want cucumbers in your sandwich, or nothing in your sandwich?” Okay, cucumbers it is. At the end of summer, the excess "cuc" crop was sliced, salted, pickled, and put up in jars for the cold, lean months ahead. If you thought summer Depression-era sandwiches sucked, it was much worse in winter, when you couldn’t even find a bland vegetable to slap between your slices of buttered bread. I can just…
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    25 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
  • Lattice Top Peach Pie – How to Weave Dough Like a Dream

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    We are right in the middle of peach season, and what better way to show them off, than in this classic, lattice-top pie? And by classic, I mean the peek-a-boo crust design, not the filling, which has a few ingredients that are definitely not classic. By the way, if you’re peaches are too ripe to peel, then you can remove the skin by cutting an “X” on the bottom and dipping in boiling water. Of course, if they’re really ripe and juicy, you probably shouldn’t be making pie with them anyway. Those are the kind of peaches where you take off your shirt and just eat them over the sink.
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    21 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
  • Easy “Squeezy” Corn on the Cobb

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    I saw this technique on the Huffington Post a while back, and while it wasn’t the first time I’d seen, or used the micro-method, it was the first time I’d seen it in video form, thanks to the lovely and talented, Carl Blemming. By the way, I’m assuming Huff Po didn’t pay him anything for it, so to make up for that, neither will we. This proves something that I’ve known for years…no matter how great a kitchen technique is, unless you use it regularly, you’ll forget about it. Usually, as soon as I get home from the store, I shuck the corn, and go from there, but as soon as I saw…
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  • Mustard Seeds

    8 Jun 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Mustard Seed Mustard seeds are very small seeds, and are seen in colors ranging from yellowish, white and black. The flavor of Mustard seeds adds nice and mild aroma. There are three types of mustard seeds; White Mustard seeds are small, round hard seed, beige or straw color. Its light outer skin is removed before sale. It has a mild flavor and good preserving quality.They are used in picking. Black Mustard seeds are also small, round and hard and has black color. These seeds have a very strong distinctive flavor. Brown Mustard seeds are also small, round and hard and its color varies from…
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  • Zucchini Fennel Soup

    Alice Currah
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    I love discovering new dishes and ingredients combined together in ways I have not experienced before, especially when the dish is good and memorable.  Today I’m sharing with you an adapted recipe I learned from Chef Romney Steele of the famous Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur, Ca. I recently participated in a cooking class with […]
  • Sweet Zucchini Bread Loaf

    Alice Currah
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Next week school starts for my kids and in the famous words of late night comedian Jimmy Fallon, this is when the expressions on kids and parents faces switch places.  We’ve had a good run of summer finding refuge on 90 degree plus heat at the beach under the shade of trees while the kids […]
  • Ready Set Go – Rancho La Puerta Guacamole

    Alice Currah
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    In my teenage years I lived on a steady diet of regular Coke, chips, ice cream, and whatever else I wanted to eat… without much thought about the consequences.  Keep in mind I had been a year round competitive athlete since I was a young kid and my metabolism probably neutralized the negative impact of […]
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  • Okra and Eggplant

    10 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    High summer in Florida – the local farms have plenty of okra, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes… And sometimes it gets a little overwhelming trying to figure out yet another recipe for some of these veggies.  We made this from local okra and eggplant – it’s super abundant right now and very affordable, not to mention healthy and delicious! If you’re local to Ocala, make sure you check out 326 Market.  Thursday afternoons from 4-7.  It’s a smallish market and the people couldn’t be nicer!  There’s local honey, locally made jams,…
  • 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…
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  • Grilled Veggie Towers with Mozzarella

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and bell peppers are marinated in a white balsamic vinaigrette then grilled, stacked and topped with fresh mozzarella. These are DELICIOUS and such a great use of the end of summer's bounty! If you prefer to make them indoors, you can also grill the vegetables on a grill pan, then preheat to oven to 350°F, make your vegetable stacks on a baking sheet and melt the cheese in the oven. The vegetables can also be grilled a day ahead and reheated in the oven as well. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Raw Spiralized Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Pesto

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    I combined all of my favorite end-of-summer garden vegetables and created this simple, raw, vegetarian spiralized zucchini and pesto dish.As much as I look forward to the Fall, I'm not quite ready for summer to be over. Having fresh herbs at my fingertips is what I'll miss the most, so I'm taking all my basil and making skinny pesto with it to freeze and use throughout the year.I'm also going to miss eating zucchini 4 days a week, especially in a zoodle form... although I'm not putting my spiralizer away just yet!! I have lots of fun Fall recipes planned for it, so if you…
  • Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    This simple, kid-friendly chicken dish is quick and easy to make for any night of the week – ready in under 15 minutes!When Karina, my oldest daughter (and the pickier of the two) was younger, and I was making something spicy I knew she wouldn't eat, I used to quickly whip up this dish. Nothing fancy, it was simple and easy with ingredients I always had on hand.Funny because once she went off to college I never made it again. Recently I ask her which of my recipes she likes most, this one is in her list of top 10. Considering how much she likes it and how quick and easy it is to make, I…
  • Homemade Sazon Seasoning Mix

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
     Making your own Sazon spice blend is EASY to do – and the best part, no MSG!Sazon is like the magic spice blend in many of my Latin dishes. It's commonly found in the supermarket in small envelopes that you add to stews, beans, rice, etc. It gives yellow rice that yellow color and basically makes anything taste good! Goya is the most popular brand, but I stopped buying it years ago when I realized it had MSG, and started using Badia Sazon, but it's not easy to find so now I make my own which I keep stored in a small spice jar, so instead of using a packet of sazon, I use one and a…
  • Coconut Lime Raspberry Chia Pudding

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Chia pudding is the ultimate guiltless dessert, you can even have this for breakfast – if you're into that sort of thing!  Me, I'm a huge fan of chia seeds. They have no taste so it basically takes on the flavor of anything you mix up, and those tiny seeds expand to more than triple in size when soaked in any liquid and did I mention they have a satiating quality to them? Win! It's also gluten-free, dairy free and vegetarian.One of my go to chia puddings has always been my Mango Coconut Chia Pudding, but I thought let's put the lime in the coconut and this was born! Enjoy…
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  • Recipes | Healthy Dill and Potato Oats Crackers – One opportunity leads directly to another

    sanjeeta kk
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    ‘When you take the step towards your dreams, you will be met with fears because you have never traveled this way before. As you go, you will discover that you had nothing to fear.’ ~ Gardner Just as risk leads to more risk, one opportunity leads directly to another. And talking about this opportunity, quite honestly, I never thought that such opportunities could come my way through food blogging. Some days back, I received a call from a representative of a very popular multinational food manufacturing company Kellogg. “Kellogg’s Asia pacific has organized a two day…
  • Recipe |Easy and healthy Purple cabbage Coleslaw – Life is too short to be anything but happy

    sanjeeta kk
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Like many other enthusiastic food bloggers, I too started blogging with the notion of organizing my recipes and connecting with like-minded people. Little did I know that this simple hobby of mine would bestow me with countless precious gifts and many remarkable moments of life to cherish. Good friends, hours of endless entertainment and wonderful creative outlet are a few. I recently had a chance to attend IFBM 2014 in Bangalore, which was organized exclusively for Indian food bloggers. And what a fabulous meet it turned out to be. There were workshops on photography & styling, lessons…
  • Baking | Indian Parathas Calzone Way – There is nothing better than being able to bring a smile on someones face

    sanjeeta kk
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    There is nothing better than being able to bring a smile to someones face and make them happy. Yes, I did it again! “I have other commitments lined up for this week already and I may not be able to take up this project. Moreover I am not a professional photographer, I can only style the food to some extent. And doing 60 dishes in such a short span of time is practically impossible.” I replied showing my helplessness to accept the said project to my friend ‘P’ on phone. “You cannot say ‘no’ Sanjeeta, you are doing this project for me. This is a small family cook book…
  • Recipes | Healthy and Refreshing Indian Summer Mocktails with Barley, Jamun and Plums

    sanjeeta kk
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    Nothing screams summer like dark, plump and fleshy Jamun or Java plums. Local markets in many places of India gets flooded with these purple beauties during summer months. I remember how crazy we were to buy a handful of salted Jamuns wrapped loosely in a newspaper (yes, you read it right) from an old lady outside our school premise. And the stubborn purple stain on our uniform, tongue and hands would never let us hide our mischief from mom. I love Jamuns but am not able to convince my children enjoy this summer fruit. That is when the idea of making a drink with it stumble upon. And out…
  • 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…
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  • Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

    Lauren Keating
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I can’t believe we’re coming up on Labor Day weekend already. This August absolutely flew by! It’s already starting to get dark a little earlier and the mornings are feeling a little chilly, but for now I’m hanging onto summer for dear life. This month, Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is hosting a backyard barbecue themed dinner party for Progressive Eats. I signed up to make a salad and decided on this grilled vegetable panzanella – a hearty salad that makes the most of the late-summer harvest. This salad is full of eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and cubes of…
  • Chewy Earl Grey Granola Bars #RecipeRedux

    Lauren Keating
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Chewy Earl Grey Granola Bars are perfect for a lunchbox treat or for breakfast on the go! I’m absolutely giddy over these granola bars! They’re soft and chewy with the most amazing bergamot-lemon-honey flavor. They’re also whole grain, gluten free (as long as you use gluten free oats) and surprisingly filling. In case that’s not enough, they’re also ridiculously easy to make! If you can make cookies, you can definitely make these granola bars. They take practically no effort and are a zillion times better than even my favorite store-bought bars. There’s…
  • Steamed Clams with Chorizo Oil

    Lauren Keating
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Steamed clams with chorizo oil, served over spaghetti, is a delicious weeknight meal that’s perfect for these last days of summer. If you’ve never made clams at home before, don’t worry – it’s easy!  When I came across a recipe for chorizo oil in an old issue of Food + Wine, I’m pretty sure I squealed out lout. I adore chorizo, and infusing it in oil seemed like an awesome way to stretch its flavor and really make the most of a small amount of sausage. The magazine paired the oil with scallops and yogurt, but I decided to use it over steamed clams and…
  • German Pork and Red Cabbage Sandwiches

    Lauren Keating
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Today, I’m guest blogging on ALDI’s Simply Smarter living blog, where I’m sharing my recipe for German Pork and Red Cabbage Sandwiches. When ALDI first asked me if I was interested in creating some healthy recipes for their collection, I was hesitant. They have a store about 10 minutes from my office, but I hadn’t been there in years and I honestly had no idea what to expect. Knowing that they have a reputation for being cheap, I assumed finding healthy options would be a challenge. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of items I found there – from a pretty…
  • Spicy Broccoli Triangles

    Lauren Keating
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    These Spicy Broccoli Triangles are another one of those recipes that I’ve been making for year but somehow never got around to sharing here. I get so focused on creating new recipes for the blog that I forget about some of my old favorites! These broccoli triangles came into existence back when I was in grad school. I was on a major spanakopita kick at the time, so I always had frozen phyllo sheets on hand. One day I decided to switch things up and give them a southwestern twist with broccoli and cheddar cheese. Things haven’t been the same since. These were a huge hit at my Christmas…
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  • Greek Eggplants with Tomato Sauce and Feta Cheese in the Oven

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    This is another Greek recipe with eggplants and is very easily prepared. Ingredients6 medium eggplants1kg very ripe fresh tomatoes grated300g feta cheese crumbled8 cloves garlic finely chopped3 tbsp fresh basil roughly cut200ml sunflower oil 2 tbsp olive oilSalt to tastePreparationCut the eggplants in half lengthwise.Leave them in a bowl of salty water for 1 hour, making sure they are all covered by the water.When you remove them from the water, squeeze them to drain off the water.Put the sunflower oil in a shallow oven dish and place the eggplant halves in the dish with the flat white…
  • Greek Rice Pudding - Rizogalo

    10 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Greek Rizogalo is not a 'pudding' as such, but is a delightfully refreshing sweet that can be eaten at any time - for breakfast it is especially enjoyable! It is very easy and quick to prepare and can be served in small bowls (as in the photo) with cinnamon sprinkled on top, or larger bowls if you so wish.Ingredients1 litre milk250ml heavy cream (approx. 35% fat)100g glasse rice70g sugarCinnamon to sprinkle on topPreparationPut the milk, cream, rice and sugar into a pan and bring to the boil.Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon.Pour into small bowls and set aside…
  • '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
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    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
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  • Caponata--Sicilian Eggplant Salad

    Pots and Frills
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    It seemed to me that caponata recipes featured in every Italian cook book and on every culinary blog. But when I served it a couple of times recently to my friends no one knew caponata, everyone though liked it very much. Particularly, my vegetarian friends enjoyed caponata as a rich and satisfying dish. Ever since I discovered that caponata was not as popular as I thought, I have been making it very often. It can be prepared even a day ahead which makes it a very handy party dish. It can be served alone or with grilled meats. Before I left on vacation I bought some beautiful Sicilian…
  • 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…
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  • No bake | Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse #dessert #inseason

    Deeba Rajpal
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse is light, fun and a beautiful way to use produce in season. Use any seasonal berry if you can't find these. It's a sublime make ahead dessert option. The post No bake | Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse #dessert #inseason appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Food Festival Review | Dehlvi cuisine @ The Oberoi, Gurgaon … celebrating the flavours of India #India #independenceday

    Deeba Rajpal
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Dehlvi cuisine {pertaining to the Delhi region} as the name suggests is an evolutionary melange of the cuisine of the Mughals, Rajputs, Punjabis, Marwaris, Kayasthas and Vaishyas blended by the centuries. As the British empire moved it's capital from Bengal to Delhi, it brought with it a potpourri of folk to run the administration. As Delhi became the hub of political, social and commercial activity, people from different communities found livelihood here. With them came interesting and unique culinary influences. The post Food Festival Review | Dehlvi cuisine @ The Oberoi, Gurgaon ……
  • Baking | Whole wheat Fresh Cherry Cocoa Brownies #comfort food #wholegrain #one bowl

    Deeba Rajpal
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Moist, fresh and healthy. Here's yet another divine wholegrain chocolate brownie. Whole wheat Fresh Cherry Cocoa Brownies are one bowl goodness which can be stirred together in minutes. The post Baking | Whole wheat Fresh Cherry Cocoa Brownies #comfort food #wholegrain #one bowl appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Blog Event | “Cook for a smile” … with The Smile Foundation & Michelin starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna

    Deeba Rajpal
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    The Smile Foundation and 3-time Michelin starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna came together today to create a unique charity cookout – “Cook for a Smile” hosted by Hyatt Hotels in India The post Blog Event | “Cook for a smile” … with The Smile Foundation & Michelin starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna appeared first on 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.
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    The Daily Dish

  • Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders

    Kristina Vanni
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s the last Monday in August and for many of us that means back to school or back to work!  Summer vacations have come to a close and it’s time to get back into a weekday routine. If you are looking for a new twist on a sandwich for your brown bag lunch, this is it!  Don’t just make lunch. Make Lunch Fun. Keep reading for the recipe… This recipe is a twist on a classic lunchtime standby, chicken salad.  With fresh Hawaiian flavors, it is sure to bring a little taste of your summer vacation into your lunch hour. These “Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders” are…
  • Top 10 Recipes with Zucchini

    Kristina Vanni
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    On the lookout for new and exciting ways to zucchini?  We have 10 recipes from appetizers all the way through dessert that will renew your love for this summer squash! Keep reading for the recipes… Click on the title or photo to be directed to the recipe! 1)  Grilled Zucchini and Chickpea Salad 2)  Spaghetti with Zucchini “Noodles” 3)  Zucchini Bread Bundt 4)  Summer Squash Saute over Polenta 5)  Grilled Vegetable Sandwich 6)   Italian Zucchini Pie 7)  Zucchini Bars with Cinnamon Frosting 8)  Ratatouille On-A-Stick 9)  Vegan Grilled Vegetable Tacos  10)…
  • Creamy Tomato Soup

    Kristina Vanni
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    You don’t have to wait until the colder months to enjoy soup – it’s a fantastic lunch or light dinner any time of year. I could have soup just about any day of the week – a trait I share with my grandma, who is turning 93 years old today!  This blog post is dedicated to her.  I think this recipe is right up her alley! (Happy Birthday Grandma!  I promise to make this when I come to visit soon!) Keep reading for the recipe… There are a few secrets behind this rich and creamy soup.  You would think that it is overflowing with heavy cream…think again!  The…
  • Gooseberry Jam

    Kristina Vanni
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gooseberries….yes, they are a real thing.  (Unlike snozzberries.)   In fact, they are in season right now and if you have never tried one, head on over to the farmer’s markets right away!  The flavor similar to a grape, but with a hint of sour, making it perfect for homemade jam. Keep reading for the recipe… Of course, you can spread this jam on toast, but I like to have a little fun and swirl it in Greek yogurt for breakfast.  You can’t get better than this to start your day! Making and canning your own homemade jams and jellies is fun and not as difficult as it…
  • Honey-Walnut Boozy Bundt Cake

    Kristina Vanni
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    By now it’s no secret – I love a good boozy bundt cake.  This recipe was inspired by a nice amount of honey liqueur leftover from in a bottle, and I wanted to find a creative way to use it up.  Honey and walnuts seemed like a good pairing, so I gave it a try!  Enjoy a slice with a scoop of Greek vanilla frozen yogurt and dessert is served. Keep reading for the recipe… No one needs to know our little secret – this recipe starts with a mix! All you really have to do is jazz up a yellow cake mix with vanilla pudding and a good swig of honey liqueur.  The real magic…
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  • End-of-Summer KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Yes, you have a chance to win a KitchenAid mixer. But here’s the even better news: you get a fun freebie!*   Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway We love giveaways here at Cooks&Books&Recipes, and this one has us pumped up for several reasons. First, we collaborated with a great group of bloggers to offer an amazing prize: a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer. Buying one would cost you $300 and up! Why do you want this? I’m sure I don’t really need to answer that question, but just in case you need some encouragement, I’ll point you to four fun recipes to…
  • {Today’s Cookbook} Coolhaus Ice Cream Book: Custom-Built Sandwiches with Crazy-Good Combos of Cookies, Ice Creams, Gelatos, and Sorbets

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Why do you want to read Coolhaus Ice Cream Book, by Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, with Kathleen Squires? You can still stock your own freezer with these addictive goodies thanks to Coolhaus’ first cookbook. Inside, alongside the inspiring story of would-be architects turned ice cream entrepreneurs Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, you’ll find ice cream recipes from the classic to the wacky—Blueberry Cobbler, Nutella Toasted Almond, Olive Oil & Rosemary, Whiskey Lucky Charm—and equally creative cookies for sandwiching, including Vegan Ginger Molasses, Peanut…
  • Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love {Cookbook}

    EA, The Spicy RD
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love by Carlyn Berghoff, Sarah Berghoff McClure, Suzanne P. Nelson, Nancy Ross Ryan Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: April 2013 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup With more than 100 recipes for teen and family favorites such as Pizza, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Sweet Potato Fries, and Almond Streusel Coffee Cake, Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen proves that teens and their families don’t have to sacrifice on foods, flavor, or convenience to eat gluten-free. Sarah…
  • Chicken Noodle Soup {Recipe}

    EA, The Spicy RD
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup, from Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love cookbook   Chicken Noodle Soup. Photo credit: EA, The Spicy RD Author Sarah Berghoff McClure: I usually use homemade chicken broth for this soup, but when there’s none in the freezer and I’m crunched for time, I use prepared broth. The vegetables, noodles, and chicken meat make a hearty dish. Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook EA: I picked the Chicken Noodle Soup recipe to share with you here because homemade chicken noodle soup has been on my {long} list of…
  • {Today’s Cookbook} The Southern Cake Book

    Cooks & Books & Recipes
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Why do you want to read The Southern Cake Book, by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine? Cheramie Sonnier, in The New Orleans Advocate: Each recipe, illustrated with a full-color photograph, is clearly written and easy to follow — perfect for both the beginner and the experienced baker. The Southern Cake Book is a keeper for anyone who believes every celebration deserves a cake for dessert. Looking for a sample recipe from this cookbook? Find the Chocolate Turtle Cake recipe here.   The Southern Cake Book
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  • Anne Burrell At Chevy Court Today: 8-27-14

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Celebrity chef and Central NY native Annu Burrell will host a cooking demostration today at the New York State Fair. Andrew Donovan is at the Fairgrounds with seven of the great new york state fair — and the day is dedicated to women. Dan: women’s day they call it — and it’s an all woman’s line-up on the stages today. newschannel nine’s andrew donovan joins us live from chevy court. andrew, one woman has some special meaning to central new york? Andrew: that’s right dan. cazenovia native and celebrity chef anne burrell will take to the chevy…
  • Bend Seniors’ ‘Brew Crew’ Win Ribbons

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    The Brew Crew at Aspen Ridge Retirement brought home some top ribbons for their beers from the Oregon State Fairoregonians are no strangers to receiving awards for beer. in fact we celebrated a whole weekend of beer at the brewfest just a week ago… some folks at aspen ridge retirement are celebrating their wins at the oregon state fair in the home brew category. the brew crew has been working hard on their baltic porter and saison. ### “we wanted to put whole new face on assisted living, so people don’t just think, oh it’s this place you come when you’re old and…
  • Dining Out: Nezuntoz

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Dining Out: NezuntozIf you’re on the south side of Binghamton… …And I’m right there now… …You know about Nezuntoz. Fresh ingredients, great coffee and desserts… …And most of all, it’s different. It really is unique… …And most of their food is made in house. i live across town…and go there often. This is Dining Out with wbng. This is Nezuntoz. Nezuntos owner Christopher Taylor made the move from Endwell to Binghamton’s south side nearly nine years ago… …And he says it’s one of the best decisions…
  • Chequamegon Co-op Debate In Ashland

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Demolition is underway in ashland to make room for their growing food co- op. The Chequamegon co-op acquired a couple of buildings next door to their space to make room for a parking will be forced to join or to pay dues. demolition is underway in ashland to make room for their growing food co- op. the chequamegon co-op acquired a couple of buildings next door to their space to make room for a parking lot. yesterday, the general manager told us that one of those buildings has now come down. however, the ásmithá building is still standing, and he says he’ll listen to those who…
  • Docks N’ Brats

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Ashland opens it’s ore dock pier fornthe first time – for residents to enjoy some brats – and discuss it’s future.ago, ashland acquired the soo ago, ashland acquired the soo line ore dock back from the candian national railroad company. well tonight… it’s finally open! they had a ádocks n’ bratsá celebration as a way to gain community input for the future of the site. even with a couple years of closure, and the threat of demolition … this dock has withstood nearly 100 years. community members say it’s brought a lot of character to the…
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Tamarind Juice

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Before I go into the tamarind juice post I feel it necessary to talk about my tamarind tree.... From the kitchen window the tamarind or tambran tree appeared as a wall of green, towering above the Julie Mango tree and still trying to compete with the peewah tree for as much sunlight it could get [...]
  • Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Never liked tofu? Well, today I hope to change your mind...... For some time I've been meaning to do this post but as usual other recipes get in the way and I forget.  But, I have some readers who don't forget and always remind me that I didn't do the recipe as yet.....Say hello to [...]
  • Compere Magazine Issue July 2014

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The July issue for Compere is out and ready for you.  This issue was a joy to prepare as some of my favourite desserts was showcased in it; and I felt a need to put a voice out there on encouraging families to build positive relationships.  Lately, the debate on the best way to discipline [...]
  • Soursop Cheesecake

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    I am on a mission to incorporate tropical ingredients like soursop, mango, caimit, sugar apple and even mamey apple in a number of desserts we enjoy.  Well, at least when they're in season.   So, how about some soursop in a cheesecake? Soursop Cheesecake  is yet another very promising dessert treat.  Everyone loves soursop; it is [...]
  • Trini Style Paprika Chicken

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Mmmmm!  Paprika chicken was all the rage recently at my home.  It came, it wowed me, and it Talk about flavour! It was a flavour to share.  This paprika chicken had a Trini spin which made our mouth water with delight.  So, it was only a matter of time before it eventually ended up [...]
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    The Creamright Blog » The Creamright Blog |

  • Raspberry Yogurt Mousse

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Ingredients: 1 cup Natural yogurt 3/4 Cup Raspberry purée 2 pieces Sheet of gelatin 3 TBSP Orange juice 1 1/4 Stevia granules 4 TBSP Powdered sugar Preparation: Soften the gelatin in cold water. Heat the orange juice. Remove the softened gelatin sheets from the water, press out the excess water and dissolve in the orange juice. Slowly stir in the remaining ingredients. Sweeten to taste with Stevia. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve or a fine mesh sieve into the 1 us Pint dispenser. Screw on 1 n20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Shake…
  • Baileys Espuma

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    3/4 cup White chocolate 1 cup heavy cream 3 1/2 TBSP Baileys liqueur 2 pieces Egg(s) 2 pieces Yolk(s) Preparation: Stir the melted chocolate with the egg and yolk over steam until foamy. Gradually add the Baileys and heavy cream. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Serving Suggestion: Arrange in a waffle dish with vanilla ice cream.
  • Strawberry Meringue

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Ingredients: 3/4 Cups heavy cream 3 1/2 TBSP Milk 7 TBSP Yogurt 7 TBSP Strawberry syrup 7 TSP Orange liqueur 1/2 Lb Strawberries 1/2 Lb Sugar 4 pieces Egg white Preparation: For the strawberry cream: Mix together the cream, whole milk, natural yogurt, strawberry syrup, and Grand Marnier, and pass through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 Us Pint Dispenser. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. For the meringue: Beat together the egg whites and sugar until the mixture forms stiff peaks. Bake in the oven at 212 – 266 °F for 1 hour…
  • Peppermint Vinegar

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Ingredients: 2 cups White balsamic vinegar 1 oz peppermint Preparation: Coarsely rip the peppermint and put with white balsamic vinegar into a 1 Us Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake vigorously 5 times, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Afterwards quickly vent the Whipper by pressing the lever. Pour the vinegar through the iSi funnel & sieve into a glass.
  • Potato Espuma

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Ingredients: 1 cup Butter 10 tbsp heavy cream 10 tbsp Beef broth 2 pinches of Salt 1 pinch of Pepper 1 pinch Nutmeg Preparation: Boil the potatoes until soft, then peel and press through a potato ricer. Mix with butter, cream, salt, pepper and ground nutmeg, stirring constantly. Combine the potato puree with the beef broth and briefly bring to a boil, again stirring constantly. Pass the warm mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the dispenser, screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Keep the dispenser warm at max. 167 F in a bain-marie or water bath.
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    Easy Recipes Menu

  • Surprise Jelly

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Cooking time: More than 2 hours Serves: 6 Type: Easy-Kids Ingredients 13⁄4 cups clear apple juice 1⁄2 of a 9g packet (1 sachet) low-joule lemon jelly crystals (we used Aeroplane) 1 small red or green apple, cored and finely diced 1 small carrot, grated Preparation method 1. Bring 1 cup of the juice to the boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in jelly until completely dissolved. Add remaining juice. Chill for 1-11⁄4 hours until jelly thickens to the consistency of thick unbeaten egg whites. 2. Fold through apple and carrot. Pour into 6 x 1⁄2 cup-capacity…
  • Salsa Cheese Boats

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Cooking time: Less than 15 minutes Serves: 4 Type: Easy-Kids Ingredients 1⁄2 cup low-fat cottage cheese, well drained 1 tablespoon favourite mild salsa 1 small red capsicum, quartered & trimmed 1 large pimiento-stuffed olive Sliced baby cos leaves and carrot sticks, to serve Preparation method Combine cheese and salsa. Spoon into capsicum boats. Decorate with olive slices on wooden picks. Serve on cos leaves; garnish with carrot sticks. Substitute ricotta for cottage cheese if you prefer a smoother texture.
  • Pizza Muffin Sando

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Cooking time: Less than 15 minutes Serves: 2 Type: Budget-Kids Ingredients 1 9-grain muffin, split and lightly toasted 1 tablespoon pizza sauce 2 slices fat-reduced tasty or Jarlsberg cheese 20-30g shaved low-fat turkey or chicken Handful baby rocket leaves Capsicum sticks and button mushrooms, to serve Preparation method Preheat oven-grill to moderate. Spread muffin halves thinly with pizza sauce; top with cheese. Grill until cheese melts; cool. Sandwich halves with turkey and rocket. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Pack capsicum and mushrooms separately. Fat-reduced rice custard or yogurt and…
  • Mini Spanakopita

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Cooking time: Less than 60 minutes Serves:6 Type: Easy-Family-Kids Ingredients Olive or canola oil spray 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 250g frozen spinach, thawed 150g low-fat ricotta 75g low-fat fetta, diced 2 green onions, finely sliced 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 8 sheets fresh or frozen filo pastry Poppy or sesame seeds, to garnish (optional) Mixed salad leaves, to serve Preparation method 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Lightly spray a non-stick frying pan with oil and place over moderate heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic for 3…
  • Ham and Vegie Wrap

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Cooking time: Less than 15 minutes Healthy options: Healthy Serves: 2 Type: Kids Ingredients 1 small red or yellow capsicum, cut into 2cm squares 1 Lebanese cucumber, quartered lengthwise, cut into 2cm chunks 200g grape tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon finely diced red onion (optional) 80-100g feta cheese, cubed 8 kalamata olives, drained and pitted 1⁄2 of a 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley or mint 1-2 tablespoons favourite Italian or Greek salad dressing Wholemeal pita, to serve Preparation method Combine vegetables, cheese, olives and chickpeas…
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • Green Goddess Guacmole

    Brandon Matzek
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    You guys, this guac is so darn tasty. A mashup of green goddess dressing and guacamole, this rich, herb-flecked dip is completely and utterly addicting.  Rumor has it that green goddess salad dressing originated in the 1920′s in San Francisco.  The dressing is typically made with mayo, sour cream, anchovy, lemon and a flurry of finely chopped fresh herbs.  Here, I’ve taken some of these flavors, and applied them to one of my favorite Mexican dips, guacamole.  This recipe starts with cool jade cubes of ripe avocado.  Finely chopped shallot, garlic, parsley, cilantro, chive and…
  • Watermelon Ginger Spritzer

    Brandon Matzek
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    I’m keeping things short and sweet today. And when I say short, I’m referring to the serious lack of time it takes to blend up this delicious, non-alcoholic beverage.  The sweetness comes in two forms.  First, chunks of watermelon ripe with fragrant, sweet juices are blended and strained, forming the most vibrant-colored liquid.  The pure essence of watermelon really.  Second, sweet and spicy Ginger Syrup is added to the mix for depth of flavor.  The drink is finished with freshly squeezed lime juice for balance, and sparkling water to lighten the texture.  This Watermelon…
  • Kitchen Konfidence Reader Survey

    Brandon Matzek
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    I’m shaking things up today. And not in the cocktail kindof way Instead of your regularly scheduled Kitchen Konfidence recipe, I’m sharing my first ever Kitchen Konfidence Reader Survey.  I am dying to know what you think of Kitchen Konfidence, including my recipes, photography and website design.  Also, I really want to know the types of recipes you’d like to see here.  More decadent desserts?  More healthy dinner ideas?  More DRANKS?  Whatever it is, please let me know! If you’d like to participate in this brief survey, continue reading below.  Your time…
  • 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…
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    Within the Kitchen

  • Fruit Salad Smoothie

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Lots of fruit along with a little plain yogurt and peach nectar makes this smoothie quick, easy and healthy. You can add whatever fruit you have on hand - fresh or frozen. At the cabin, soaking in some sun? Then maybe you want to kick it up a notch with the addition of a little tequila or vodka.Makes one smoothie.Ingredients1 cup fruit - I used strawberry, orange & watermelon but any combo will do1/2 cup peach nectar (or other juice or even water)1/2 c plain yogurta handful of ice cubes if NOT using frozen fruit1/2 tsp vanilla (optional but adds another level of flavor)InstructionsBlend…
  • Pucker Up Lemon Loaf

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The heat of summer requires the refreshing taste and smell of lemons! This lemon loaf fits the bill with three layers of luscious lemon.Ever so slightly adapted from EpicuriousIngredientsCAKE3 cups all-purpose flour2 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt2 1/4 cups sugar8 large eggs, at room temperature1/4 cup grated lemon zest (from about 3-4 lemons)1/4 cup fresh lemon juice2 cups unsalted butter, melted and cooled1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1 tsp vanilla powder (optional)SYRUP1/3 cup fresh lemon juice1/3 cup sugar (berry or castor sugar is…
  • Blueberry Orange Smoothie

    3 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    We have an abundance of local blueberries in our freezer and a bag of almost too old oranges on the counter. So as an afternoon snack for the kids we made this smoothie. The ginger adds a little zing. Once peeled I throw the oranges in whole. In just a couple of minutes a healthy, sweet and delicious snack is ready!Note: if your oranges aren't juicy enough, add 1/2 cup of water to help blend things up!Ingredients2 oranges, peeled1 cup frozen blueberries1 tsp grated ginger or 1 tsp ginger syrupwater (if needed)InstructionsPlace everything in blender or Nutribullet.Blend for 1 minute.Makes 2…
  • Product Review - Nairn's Oat Crackers and Cookies

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Nairn's oat crackers with cream cheese and a variety of toppings: cucumber, green olives and chives, smoked chili pepper jelly, Kalamata olives and basil, cranberries.When Nairn's offered me a chance to review a variety of their line of Scottish oat crackers and cookies I immediately signed up!I received a big box of seven of Nairn's products:Roughly milled oat crackersCheese oat crackersOrganic oat crackersSunflower seed oat crackersStem ginger oat cookiesDark chocolate chip oat cookiesMixed berries biscuits oat cookiesWhat's in a name?Don't go in thinking these are North…
  • 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…
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    Good Food Life

  • Delicious Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    One of my wife’s favorite summer meals is also one of my favorites. Mainly because it takes a minimum of preparation, is healthy, offers great variety and is fast. A great toss-together meal for a summer porch night. I’m not sure what the traditional version of this consists of but this slightly up-scaled tribute is worth the extra dollars. Especially for the tuna, because who wants to eat canned tuna when a seared piece of ahi is at hand? PrintDelicious Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 25 minutes Yield: 2-4 servings Sear ahi in an…
  • 6 Ways to Savor Summer

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    The Northwest is big on summer flavor. We have an abundance of top quality fresh local produce. It may be coming from your garden, the farmers market or even local grocery peak season specials. And if you are savy, you even may be receiving a weekly box from a your local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers fresh organic produce and local products to your door. The fact is we have an “embarrassment of riches” here in the NW that starts early spring and runs through late fall. Winter though not extreme seems long here. So beginning with spring I start to gather the bounty…
  • 3 Chilled Soup Recipes for Hot Summer Nights

    Guest Blogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In the summertime my meals tend to revolve around bright flavors and cooling ingredients. The farmers markets are bursting with local produce that is so perfect and ripe, you want to enjoy the bounty just as it is – raw and ready. The main benefit to whipping together a raw meal is the lack of any added heat in your kitchen. In my top floor apartment, this is crucial to my enjoyment of my summer meals. Chilled soups are not only a joy to make, but are also relieving after a long warm day outdoors! They are perfect for serving up at a dinner party or potluck, as they can be made ahead of…
  • North African-Style Grilled Eggplant Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Late summer is the perfect time to be eating Japanese eggplant. These smaller eggplants, generally coming in a lighter shade of purple than their rounder cousins, are sweet and more tender with less seeds and an intense flavor when roasted. Grilling eggplant is one of the easiest methods of preparation. Eggplant will soak up whatever marinade it’s left in, but will also become more dense and heavier. To retain a light and delicate flavor and texture, rub marinade on only 5-10 minutes prior to grilling. This delicious eggplant recipe pairs well with lamb, fish and chicken. PrintNorth…
  • Meet a Full Circle Grower: Farmer’s Own Organics

    Full Circle
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The Farmer’s Own label started with a grower cooperative in Olympia called Farmer’s Wholesale Cooperative. Charlie’s Produce, a Seattle based distribution company, purchased the label in 1991 to provide a consistent sources of quality organic produce to their customers and to secure a market for local Washington and Oregon grown produce. Currently, Farmer’s Own represents about 20 organic family farms, whose properties range in size from 5 to 200 acres. Their farms are located from the Skagit Valley-Mt. Vernon area to North Powder, Oregon. From south of the majestic Olympic…
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    Eat In Eat Out Magazine

  • Blood Orange and Quinoa Salad and Readers Survey

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Have you tried blood oranges yet? Until this spring, I had never tasted a blood orange… maybe it’s the name… no it’s definitely the name. Let’s call it a “ruby” orange instead, sounds so much more appealing and down right tasty! So what’s the difference? Due to its pigments, the blood orange contain greater amounts of antioxidants than other oranges. They have a unique flavor profile, with a distinctly different raspberry-like addition to the usual citrus notes. The difference is subtle, but you notice it, in a good way. We decided to try this…
  • Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Turkey Thai Noodle Salad

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Make ahead, chill and serve… This basic spice rub is an awesome recipe. The turkey breasts can be grilled well in advance, served hot or packed way in the fridge to make salad or sandwiches. Check out our feature on page 26 of the Summer 2014 issue of EIEO Magazine!. So easy to assemble the rest of this salad  – in a flash  – the next day. Who does not  love the added twist of watermelon? Fresh, clean and refreshing flavour … pure summer! Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Turkey Thai Noodle Salad Print Serves: 4 Ingredients RUB INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp paprika 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt…
  • Ginger Pear Upside-Down Spice Cake

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Cake of the month – August 2014 I love the last gasps of summer… local strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are just starting to give way to peaches, pears and plums. I thought this would be a perfect time to use local pears in this month’s cake. I must admit I’m not a big fan of pears raw, I find the texture weird… a bit like eating grains of sand. However, when cooked, pears become  sweet and jammy … oh so yummy! Unlike apples, most pear varieties do not ripen nicely while still on the tree.  If allowed to tree-ripen, pears typically ripen from the…
  • 5 Must-Follow Cake Baking Rules

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Five rules everyone should follow when baking a cake
  • Lemon-Blueberry Loaf

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Eat local blueberries – perfect for the season! Blueberries are in! Local blueberries are starting to appear in farmers markets and grocery stores across Canada. Time to stock up! Blueberries freeze really well, making them so easy to add to loafs or muffins for a little bit of summer in the middle of January. The best way to freeze blueberries: Do NOT WASH. Lay them out on a parchment lined baking sheet with berries separated from each other. Place in freezer for 2-4 hours. Take berries out and transfer to a zipper freezer bag (they should be frozen and separated). Push out as much air…
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    Nicole's Nutrition

  • New Nana’s Nola Granola

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Nana’s Nola sent me a few packs of their new granola to try! Of course I gladly accepted because I love granola–but usually will make my own before I go out and buy some. They came in these little 2 oz. snack/meal packets convenient for travel. I enjoy the taste–not too sweet tasting, and it’s crunchier like a cereal would be. Each pack is 270 calories, so you could possibly eat this for a snack, or add some milk and fruit and eat it as a meal. If you are watching your calories, this is a little over the recommended 200 calorie snack guideline I give patients.  The…
  • Easy Summer Squash Recipe

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    One of my favorite side dish recipes in the summer is this yellow squash recipe with caramelized onions, basil, thyme, and goat cheese. I could probably eat 4 squash and make a meal out of it. That is how much I love it! Before the squash has been fully cooked. Easy Summer Squash Recipe Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil 4 medium size yellow summer squash 1 large yellow onion, or 2 small-medium sized onions 2-3 cloves garlic, minced (or about 2 tsp. minced jarred garlic) 1-2 tsp. ground dried thyme (or fresh if you have it) handful of fresh basil, chopped 4 oz. goat cheese Salt and pepper to taste…
  • Now Scheduling Nutrition Consultations in Buckhead

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Exciting announcement: Now scheduling nutrition consultations in Buckhead (Atlanta, GA). I will have a new location opening August 18th. The office will only be open on Mondays, but hours will be flexible. Location: 3495 Piedmont Rd. (The Fountains at Piedmont Center) Building 11 Atlanta, GA 30305 If you have other appointment requests, please feel free to e-mail me ( your availability and more information about you! Why see a Dietitian? A RD (Registered Dietitian) is the number one authority on food! We have to meet specific credentialing qualifications, complete…
  • 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…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Fried Ripe Tomatoes

    Lynne Webb
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Ripe tomatoes coated with seasoned flour and cornmeal and shallow fried until lightly crisped are a fabulous way to use fresh, in-season tomatoes. Continue reading →       
  • Basil Pesto

    Lynne Webb
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Our version of the classic Italian sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Continue reading →       
  • Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

    Lynne Webb
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Combine this simple, uncooked "sauce" of ripe garden tomatoes, basil, parsley, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic with your favorite cut of pasta to make a deliciously satisfying meatless dinner. Continue reading →       
  • French Dip Sandwiches

    Lynne Webb
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Caramelized onions, mushrooms and Muenster cheese add extra flavor to these easy-to-make French Dip sandwiches. Continue reading →       
  • Southside Cocktail

    Lynne Webb
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    A refreshing, versatile cocktail that combines mint, fresh lemon, fresh lime with your choice of gin, vodka or rum and a splash of soda. Continue reading →       
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Magnum Summer 2014 Specials

    Judith Lewis
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    There are two new kids on the Magnum block for their 25th anniversary at Selfridges in London until the end of August – crème brulee Magnums and Make-Your-Own-Magnums. The Crème Brulee Magnum is a Selfridges exclusive. With pieces of caramelised sugar all through the custard ice cream and a ribbon of caramel encased in chocolate, it is a bit much if you, like me, are dehydrated. But given you don’t enjoy food properly when you are dehydrated (and you likely won’t be running around to Christmas events like I was) I’m sure you’ll remain properly hydrated and get the full effect. The…
  • Chocolate Tasting Workshop at Loncon3 Worldcon

    Judith Lewis
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    I will be running a chocolate tasting workshop at Loncon3 on Sunday at 13:30 in Capital 9. I’ll be walking everyone through how chocolate is made, where beans come from, the different types of beans, and then teaching everyone how to taste chocolate like a pro. We’ll be sampling seven different chocolates as well as trying a roasted cocoa bean. Almost all the chocolate was donated to the tasting by five different chocolate companies and another donated the roasted beans. I’m really extremely grateful to all the chocolate companies for donating the chocolate and I hope I’ll convince…
  • Haagen Dazs #RealOrNothing Demonstrates Commitment to Quality Ice Cream

    Judith Lewis
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    For some edible oil products in the freezer section of the supermarket, the bold claim of only five ingredients is a threat. Why? Because they have so much going on in a simple vanilla to cover up for the fact that the ice cream is chock full of additives that they will never be able to strip themselves that bare. Haagen Dazs sits within the lofty heights of the luxury ice cream market. A place few inhabit, it excludes many ice creams whose air-whipped bulk festoon the frozen section. While they may not have the largest share of the market, they are definitely a strong contender for that…
  • Shocking Gluten Free Brownies from Paul A Young

    Judith Lewis
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    As someone allergic to wheat, I’m supposed to not be eating brownies but the things being touted as gluten-free brownies taste terrible to me. I *taste* everything from the soya which I am also allergic to, to the sub-standard chocolate, to the weird flour. I can taste it all and while I rate it against other gluten-free things and so often they taste better than I’ve been subjected to. I decided not to give Paul that out. I evaluated Pauls’ gluten free brownie against his own brownie. I expected greatness. I expected fudgy, creamy smooth, amazing taste and mouth feel…
  • 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…
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    The Menu Mom

  • Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This year I did not grow zucchini in my garden.  I seem to have issues growing it as it always gets attacked by worm like bugs.  Fear not though – my friends are growing them like crazy and I have more than I need from them! I thought I’d hide them in a cake for my kiddos to enjoy without knowing.  It worked.  They had no idea {except the child that helped me}.  It didn’t last long in our house! Have you hidden veggies in things so your children will eat something healthy? Chocolate Zucchini Bread 1/2 stick butter, softened 1/2 cup oil 1 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup…
  • 1st Day of School

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
      Yesterday was the first day of school here.  I have a Kindergartener, 4th Grader, 6th grader and two 9th graders.  So all categories – K, Grade School, Middle School, High School.  After 14 years straight of having babies at home, they are all in school now.  We’re starting a new season of life.  It feels strange, the house is quiet, but I am sure I will get much more done!             Name Email
  • Just a Rainy Day

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    It’s a rainy Saturday and Ryan’s 14th Birthday.  Our Baseball Games got cancelled, and all in all nothing too exciting happened…  we did order pizza to celebrate and of course will have cake tonight! Name Email
  • My Football Boys

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I was out most of the day shopping.  I stopped on the way home to peek in on my football boys having a scrimmage.  Ryan is 4, Igor is 3.   Name Email
  • Coupons 8/19/14

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
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    Simple Plate

  • Perfect Hash Brown Casserole

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    The famous Cracker Barrel hash brown  casserole has been copied and copies of it copied, most of the recipes are EXACTLY the same. (hash browns, cheese, eggs. boring!) Here at Simple plate we took  a road less traveled and developed  THE  Perfect Hash Brown Casserole ! Chock full of  fresh veggies, this one pan breakfast casserole can […]
  • French Toast Casserole

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    This french toast casserole is a great way to use up stale bread, and a delicious start to a school day or weekend morning!  Added plus, mom doesn’t have to get up hours before everyone else to get a hearty breakfast on the table!   I buy day old texas toast for this and freeze […]
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • A Healthy Snack Bar Giveaway from Corazonas!

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Giveaways are back! And I’m very excited to re-start my monthly giveaway series with this one from Corazonas: the heart-healthy snack bar you can feel good about eating. Corazonas makes delicious and healthy snack bars – aka “oatmeal squares” – made with natural ingredients and plant sterols to help with heart health. Their oatmeal squares taste just like a chewy granola bar, but can actually be considered a decent on-the-go snack because they are well balanced, low in calories, and low in sugar compared to most snack bars out there. Each bar has: 15-16g of…
  • Back-to-School Lunchbox Makeover: 5 Quick and Healthy Lunch Recipes

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    What’s in your lunchbox? When I was a kid, it was standard, dependable: some sort of sandwich – usually PB&J on wheat, a fruit – usually an apple or banana, some veggies – usually carrot sticks, and a drink – usually boxed juice. Of course I didn’t make any of it, since my mom packed my lunch. When I went to college and then started working, my lunch became all over the place: oatmeal one day, deli sandwiches the next. And frankly it was a challenge to find healthy options every day when someone (my mom) wasn’t packing my lunch for me! Whether…
  • Making Moves

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Hi Everyone! I know you’ve probably all been wondering where I’ve been the past couple weeks. In case you haven’t guessed from the picture – this Bay Area girl is making a big move to… Ann Arbor, Michigan! That’s right: after living my entire life in the Bay Area, I’m off to start a new adventure in the Midwest. The husband just got an amazing tenure-track job at Michigan State (hence my Spartans t-shirt), and so we took Layla on her very first flight about 1.5 weeks ago and moved cross-country! The past few weeks have been unbelievably hectic:…
  • 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…
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  • Spicy Korean Pork Skewers

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Spicy Korean Pork Skewers deliver snack-sized game-winning flavor without a lot of preparation time, and without messy plates and silverware, the clean-up is something to cheer about, too. Marinated in an Asian sauce that gets a bold kick from chili garlic, soy and fresh ginger, bite-sized cubes of pork ribs are skewered and then grilled for an unbeatable addition to your game-day spread. If you want to keep your menu authentic, serve with white rice. The post Spicy Korean Pork Skewers appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Make Your Own Backyard Pizza

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    With 93 percent of Americans consuming it at least once a month, and an average annual consumption of 46 pieces per person — it’s easy to see that pizza is a national obsession.  These numbers from the National Association of Pizzeria Operators paint a powerful picture of the nation’s love affair with pizza. Just because it’s the heart of grilling season and the food focus is on steaks, burgers and hot dogs, it doesn’t mean we have to push aside this favorite Italian import. The post Make Your Own Backyard Pizza appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Pancake Breakfast Sandwich

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Make that meal count and lessen your hectic morning life with this delicious, travel ready, pancake breakfast sandwich.  Sausage, hashbrowns, red peppers and eggs sandwiched between two fluffy pancakes. The post Pancake Breakfast Sandwich appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Coconut-Lime Fruity Pebbles Rainbow Whoopie Pies

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    One of my favorite cereals as a child has now been combined with another childhood treat.  Fruity Pebbles, meet Whoopie Pies!  What a delightful and colorful snack for you and the kiddos. The post Coconut-Lime Fruity Pebbles Rainbow Whoopie Pies appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • 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. The post Hawaiian Turkey Burger appeared first on CulinaryChat.
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    Snark & Pepper

  • How to Go on a Cruise and Not Be a Fatass

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    I’m used to getting home from a cruise and being extremely hungover, bloated and sleep deprived. It can take days before I feel normal again. My friends and I refer to this as being “landsick.” Being that I’ve spent most of my life within a short drive of a cruise port, I’ve been on a lot of cruises. On most, I gave in to every temptation and walked off the ship feeling awful and several pounds heavier. But on my recent cruise, I felt fine when I got off the ship. I did drink quite a bit, but nowhere near what I normally would. I did eat more than I do at…
  • Week 6: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I didn’t break even as I was hoping after going on my cruise, but I can’t say I’m disappointed with this week’s weigh in. I’m up 0.4 lbs. But I don’t think this is bad considering I had about 10 drinks a day on my cruise (oops!). I got back from the cruise on Sunday and immediately got back into my routine. When I think of all the times I have failed at dieting, it’s usually after gaining a little bit of weight (from something like a trip or busy weekend). I normally would “wait til Monday” to get back on track. Or I’d just give…
  • Week 5: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The pounds keep coming off. I’m down another 2.5 lbs this week! I had an extremely busy week and felt pretty distracted, so I wasn’t incredibly diligent about tracking points and I only made time to exercise twice all week. But the fact that I wasn’t 100% focused and still made healthy choices (and laid off the booze!) tells me these new habits are becoming second nature.   After a long week, I’m really looking forward to taking off on a cruise. Yes, I’m about to embark on a floating buffet. As someone on a diet, this is a little terrifying. I typically…
  • Week 4: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    After a bit of a let down last week, I’m happy to report a 4.6 lb loss this week! Yes — 4.6 — that isn’t a typo. I’m now about 10 pounds lighter than when I saw the scary Number on the Scale a month ago. Here’s an overview of how this week differed from the rest… For one, I’ve had a cold for most of the week so I haven’t been out and about as much as usual. Which means, less drinking. I also cut back on eating bread/starch with every meal. I’d been eating two slices of Ezekiel bread topped with avocado for breakfast and I swapped…
  • Full Out vs. Marking It

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    In the dance world, there are two phrases you hear a lot: “full out” and “marking it.” Doing choreography “full out” means you’re performing it to your highest ability. You’re dancing like you’re on stage in front of a packed house. You’re dancing like you’re at an audition for your dream job. “Marking it” means you’re just going through the motions (this happens a lot when you’re just committing choreography to memory or working on staging). You’re not performing, you’re just rehearsing.
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    Onion Rings and Things

  • Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken, Caramelized Onions and Bacon

    Lalaine Manalo
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    My friends, look at that gooey mess of a mac and cheese. Just look at that spoonful filled with succulent chicken, cheesy macaroni, crisp bacon and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jalapeno Poppers

    Lalaine Manalo
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    One of the most shared and most pinned recipe here at Onion Rings and Things is the bacon-wrapped cheese stuffed anaheim peppers I posted last year.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    The Development of Taste

  • Grass-fed beef and sustainable farming: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part Two

    Renia Carsillo
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. At Hickory Nut Gap Farm, a fourth generation family farm, just 20 minutes outside of downtown Asheville, running a farm capable of supporting a family is as much about remembered history as it is about innovative new practices. On a visit there last week, Jamie Ager taught me a few things about sustainable farming, choosing grass-fed...  Read More » The post Grass-fed beef and sustainable farming: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part Two appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Meet me in Foodtopia: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part One

    Renia Carsillo
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. In Asheville, Foodtopia® doesn’t just refer to what’s on the plate. As good as that is, the varied perspective of the people creating this food-haven are the real story here. This small city, nestled unassuming in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is home to one of the most vibrant farm-to-table movements in the country. Add to this...  Read More » The post Meet me in Foodtopia: Food Blog Forum 2014, Part One appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • How To Chop An Onion, Weekend Cooking Techniques #2

    Renia Carsillo
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Ah, the humble onion! It is, perhaps, the most versatile and useful of all flavoring ingredients. Unfortunately, onions are also notoriously difficult to dice uniformly. More than one tear has been shed over this humble vegetable, and not just because of its famously potent juices. Health benefits of onions According to family legend, I used...  Read More » The post How To Chop An Onion, Weekend Cooking Techniques #2 appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Weekend Cooking Techniques #1: Handling your knife

    Renia Carsillo
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. It’s been fifteen years since I fell in love with food. I consider myself a pretty good cook. At least a few people must too, since they continue to follow and cook my recipes. But I am often sloppy in my work. I’ve largely learned the building blocks by accident, which means I’ve skipped more...  Read More » The post Weekend Cooking Techniques #1: Handling your knife appeared first on 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.
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    Forex Broker Review

  • Kesalahan yang Buat Liburan Berantakan

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Siapa sih yang tidak senang berlibur? Semua orang pasti menginginkan bisa bersenang-senang, bercanda tawa, melakukan atraksi, dan menghilangkan penat di tempat liburan. Walaupun biaya yang harus dikeluarkan cukup bervariasi tergantung dengan lokasi dan fasilitas, tetap saja liburan menjadi aktifitas yang diminati banyak orang. Namun, terkadang keindahan liburan yang diharapkan tidak sesuai dengan kenyataan. Hal ini tidak lain diakibatkan oleh kesalahan dari mereka yang melakukan liburan. Alhasil, kesalahan yang mereka lakukan justru membuat liburan berantakan. Ketinggalan paspor. Jika ingin…
  • Biaya Sekolah Pilot Mahal, Mengapa?

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Meskipun sekolah pilot memiliki prospek yang menjanjikan, namun tidak semua orang melirik dan berminat untuk sekolah pilot. Mengapa demikian? Alasan yang cukup mendominasi adalah biaya. Mahalnya biaya yang ditawarkan sekolah buat pilot terkadang kendala dan pemicunya. Suatu hal yang terjadi tentunya ada alasan dan penyebabnya, begitu pula dengan mahalnya biaya pendidikan di sekolah pilot. Sebetulnya, tahukah Anda mengapa biaya sekolah pilot itu mahal? Dikutip dari beberapa sumber, berikut beberapa alasannya: Fasilitas Mahalnya biaya sekolah pilot tidak lain disebabkan karena fasilitas di…
  • Kriteria Website yang Baik

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Saat ini, website bisa dibilang sudah menjadi kebutuhan oleh semua pihak entah itu pihak sekolah untuk menjaring calon siswa atau pun bagi para pebisnis untuk media promosi. By the way, apakah hanya dengan memiliki website saja sudah cukup? Tentunya tidak. Untuk dapat merasakan manfaat dari sebuah website, maka baik pihak sekolah maupun pebisnia haruslah membuat website memenuhi beberpa kriteria seperti berikut: Desain responsive. Saat ini, memiliki website dengan desain yang responsive menjadi suatu keharusan. Mengapa demikian? Hal ini tidak lain karena website dengan desain yang responsive…
  • Ingin Sewa Jasa Wedding Planner? Perhatikan Tips Berikut

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Merencanakan pesta pernikahan memerlukan keahlian khusus dan kreatifitas. Untuk membuat pesta meriah dan berkesan, kita tidak bisa asal-asalan memilih lokasi dan gedung pernikahan, jenis hidangan, hiburan, dekorasi, dan aspek-aspek yang berkaitan lainnya. Itulah mengapa alangkah baiknya jika kita mempertimbangkan jasa wedding planner. Wedding planner adalah seseorang atau suatu organisasi yang bekerja membantu klien menyusun rencana pesta pernikahan dan juga mengorganisir pelaksanaannya. Bagi yang ingin menyewa jasa wedding planner, ada baiknya memperhatikan dan mengikuti beberapa tips…
  • 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…
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    The Culinary Life

  • Summertime Macaroni Salad with Chèvre and Grilled Peaches

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    - ‘Tis the season for grilled peaches, fresh goat cheese, and incredible macaroni salad. - When I was writing Melt: the Art of Macaroni and Cheese, I had to relearn almost everything I thought I knew about flavor. Cooking with cheese is a unique experience, and when you’re working with artisan cheese, it’s important to take the cheese’s personality into consideration when picking herbs, spices, or other additional flavors for a dish. You certainly don’t want to drown out the flavor of the cheese, given it’s probably your intended star of the show! There…
  • Buttermilk Tomato Pie Recipe + Easy Pie Crust

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    - How about a buttermilk tomato pie recipe with homemade cottage cheese? - Last week I posted a recipe for how to make homemade cottage cheese out of leftover buttermilk, and I have to admit I had an ulterior motive for posting that recipe. Sure I wanted to share a super simple recipe to kick off the Super Simple Series, but the underlying reason was I wanted to make sure you had that technique in your repertoire before I gave you this week’s recipe for my favorite thing ever, buttermilk tomato pie. And now, here we are! Because, really, buttermilk pie – or any variation…
  • Super Simple Series: 5-minute Homemade Cottage Cheese Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    - After making blueberry pecan buttermilk pancakes, try this homemade cottage cheese recipe with the leftovers. - This post kicks off an ongoing series I’m starting to highlight amazingly easy recipes that maximize your time in the kitchen. Because I’m overly fond of alliteration, I’m dubbing it the Super Simple Series. I’ll be sharing a bunch of things – from DIY projects to whole dishes – and every last one of them will take almost no work. Amen to that! To start the series, I’ve got something really interesting that will come in handy when…
  • A Miraculously Simple Cherry Coconut Vegan Scones Recipe and My Jiffy Lube Assault

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    - A superlative cherry vegan scones recipe can fix even the most f—ed up day - I consider myself a very fortunate person. As lives go, mine is pretty damn good. I’m very lucky to have an abundance of blessings that outweigh any drama that may come my way, though I occasionally have a day where I keep pressing CTRL-Z in my head, praying for an existential UNDO feature. Despite how senselessly random life can be, there are a few things I’m pretty sure will not happen during any given day. I expect a safe will not fall out of the sky and smash me into the sidewalk; I am…
  • Chicken Pasta Salad with Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Balsamic Vinaigrette (semi-sponsored post)

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    - My olive-averse boyfriend LOVES this chicken pasta salad. Yay. - It’s time for my yearly cold picnic salad recipe. I don’t post these kinds of dishes very often because I’m not generally a fan, but when I develop a good one, I sing it far and wide. This chicken pasta salad with feta cheese and Kalamata olives is one such winner. Not only do I love it, but so does my boyfriend – and he’s about as anti-olive as they come. So that’s a winning endorsement if I Someday I would like to visit Greece. I’m captivated by all I’ve read about its culture, its…
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    Spanish Food and Cuisine

  • Caprese Skewers Recipe

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

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

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

  • Crispy Smashed Potatoes

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    Traveling and eating are two of our favorite things.  When they can happen at the same time…BOOM goes the dynamite! This spring/summer was a heavy travel season for me and it proved delicious. Of all the things I tried, one stuck with me because of it’s simplicity and tastiness. Tender yet crispy, the smashed potatoes changed breakfast for the rest of the summer. Where did I have these tasty taters…of all places, the Minneapolis Airport.  Realistically, it’s just a boiled potato smashed flat and fried. But with that simple preparation you get something fun and…
  • OXO BBQ Review #WhatAGrillWants

    9 Aug 2014 | 2:47 am
    OXO BBQ Review Recently we had the pleasure of receiving some slick cooking utensils from OXO at no cost to try out. (disclaimer points: achieved) Coincidentally, it was the week before the Big Damn Cookout, which was BBQ kismet for some fun pics and real good food! All in all, we  received the Bladed Meat Tenderizer, cute as a button Salad Dressing Shaker, silly Silicone Basting Brush, sexy Corn Stripper and the full reach BBQ Tongs. What we liked The meat tenderizer had the bonus of a Safety Lock, which is immeasurably handy for when you are drunk and tenderizing. It was fun to use…
  • 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?”…
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    Rawfully Tempting™

  • Sunny Cherry Mango Smoothie

    Barbara Shevkun
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    I had some leftover mango in the freezer along with delicious fresh cherries. On top of that, a tray of freshly sprouted sunflower shoots was smiling at me. Why not combine them all?This was such a pleasant change and W and I enjoyed it a lot! Remember this is just a suggestion. Please feel free to make any changes, depending upon what you have available at home.READ MORE »
  • 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.
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    The HauteMeal

  • Zucchini Waffles

    Stephanie Augustine
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you have a garden, it’s likely overrun with zucchini about now. And if you know anyone with a garden, they’ve probably pawned more zucchini off on you than you know what to do with (and you keep taking it because, hey, home-grown vegetables! Duh!). But once you’ve stuffed it, and sauteed it, and made your umpteenth loaf of zucchini bread, what else is there to do? You make waffles, that’s what. This is my basic waffle recipe that I modified slightly to incorporate the zucchini I had hanging out in my vegetable bin, with a little lemon zest thrown in to accent the…
  • Diced! 6-Layer Chocolate Elvis Cake

    Stephanie Augustine
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    The final round for Diced! is here, and the limits are gone – we can make whatever we want. So what do you make when the sky’s the limit? Well, my favorite desserts tend to be those that play with contrasting flavors and textures: sweet and salty, or soft with a contrasting crunch. Those are the flavor combinations that people tend to think will taste weird but which often end up tasting the best. And what’s the “king” of weird food combinations if not Elvis’ infamous fried peanut butter and banana sandwich? Elvis sandwiches aren’t a dessert, but the…
  • Pink Pencil Skirt

    Stephanie Augustine
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    I love a good pop of pink, and if it takes the form of a seasonless skirt, then so much the better. This one works from spring through winter, and it’s versatile enough to dress up for work, or down for drinks. I paired it here with a soft, casual tank and denim jacket. Tank from Old Navy | Skirt by Kiyonna | Jacket from SimplyBe (alternative here) | Necklace from Nice Shop (similar here) | Shoes from JustFab (old, similar here)
  • African-Inspired Print

    Stephanie Augustine
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    African-inspired prints are definitely on-trend right now, appearing recently on celebrities like Jill Scott and Beyonce, and I’ve been craving those lively cotton fabrics in my life. There are numerous shops on Etsy offering custom-made designs for dresses, skirts, and jackets, but – as with anything custom-made – they can be a bit pricey. So you can just imagine how pleased I was to come across this dress while rummaging the racks during a recent trip to the Salvation Army. The store also happened to be having a 50% off “Back to School” sale, so this little gem…
  • Chicken & Black Garlic Pizza

    Stephanie Augustine
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve probably had chicken pizza before, so I’m going to get right to the question you’re probably thinking right now: “What the heck is black garlic??” Black garlic is really just regular garlic that has been heated over a long period until it becomes sticky and sweet, a process that takes several weeks. The cloves have a soft, gelatinous texture, and there’s no need to cook the garlic before using it to top salads, crostini, or in this case, pizza. The garlic lends a nice tang that’s similar to a syrupy balsamic vinegar, which helps to cut through…
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    HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate

  • Chocolate Strawberry Roses Bouquet

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    A fresh bouquet of chocolate strawberry roses makes a beautiful and creative gift.  Perfect for chocolate lovers everywhere. Chocolate strawberry roses ingredients: cake pop sticks 200g (7.05 ounces) chocolate: you can use tempered real chocolate or melted compound chocolate there … Continue reading →The post Chocolate Strawberry Roses Bouquet appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • iPad Cake Recipe

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    All your favourite Apps on two iPad cakes.  A few weeks ago I asked you to name your favourite Apps and the response was absolutely huge!  So after adding them all up, here are the most requested icons squeezed onto … Continue reading →The post iPad Cake Recipe appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

    8 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Do you ever find yourself peering through the glass at the ice cream shop wishing you could have a little taste of everything?  Now you can make your own ice cream, add an endless variety of flavours and sample them … Continue reading →The post Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes appeared first on HowToCookThat : Cakes, Dessert & Chocolate.
  • Giant Kit Kat recipe

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Is this the world’s biggest Kit Kat? To make your own all you need is wafers and chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate.  The tricky bit is getting that lovely crisp Kit Kat shape. To help I’ve done all the … Continue reading →The post Giant Kit Kat recipe appeared first on 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.
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Flourless Chocolate Fondants {gluten free}

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

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

  • Vege Loaded Chick Pea Salad

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    This Chick Pea Salad is loaded with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and spinach. The longer you let the vegetables and garbanzo beans soak in the dressing, the better it tastes which makes it the perfect make-ahead recipe. Keep a can of chick peas in your pantry and you can make this salad on a whim. […] The post Vege Loaded Chick Pea Salad appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Go ahead and eat the cookie dough! Have it for breakfast, pack it in a lunch box or save it for a snack. It’s okay. These flourless chocolate chip cookie dough bites are packed with healthy ingredients. I’m mourning the end of care-free, relaxing summer days. School has started. Long days and homework woes have […] The post Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Zucchini Noodle Alfredo – Just 5 Ingredients!

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Zucchini Noodle Alfredo is the healthy answer to cravings for a decadent pasta dish. It’s creamy, cheesy, low-carb and best of all…it takes just minutes to prepare! I have just one more zucchini recipe before summer’s end! Consider it an addendum to 25 Unique Uses for Zucchini. This one is just too good not to share […] The post Zucchini Noodle Alfredo – Just 5 Ingredients! appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Savory Popcorn with Parmesan Cheese and Herbs #PledgeforEVOO

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
    Reach for Savory Popcorn with Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs for a healthier popcorn with lots of flavor…and no butter. I took the #PledgeforEVOO I’m not saying you should eat popcorn for dinner. But, I am saying that this savory popcorn tossed in a cheesy olive oil blend is very satisfying. If you happen to eat […] The post Savory Popcorn with Parmesan Cheese and Herbs #PledgeforEVOO appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Fun at #BuschGardens and Animal Truffles

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    We escaped to Busch Gardens and beat the back-to-school blues! Check out pictures from our adventure…plus a recipe for truffles shaped into cute little animals! I know what you are thinking…NO WAY did she get a picture of chimpanzees posing like that…it must be a post card. You would be totally wrong!  :) This was taken […] The post Fun at #BuschGardens and Animal Truffles appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • eggless orange crinkle cookies recipe, how to make orange cookies

    dassana amit
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    eggless orange crinkle cookies recipe with step by step photos – vegan recipe of eggless orange cookies made with whole wheat flour/atta & fresh orange juice. these eggless cookies have a light orange flavor and taste. also they have a moist and soft texture. they are not crisp or crumbly or chewy. i had made these crinkle cookies some months back, a few days before the new year and the recipe was in drafts from then. usually i prepare cookies with whole wheat flour or a combo of whole wheat flour + all purpose flour and gram flour/besan. these cookies too have gram flour in them.
  • gobi matar recipe, how to make gobi matar recipe | gobi recipes

    dassana amit
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    gobi matar recipe with step by step photos – gobi or cauliflower is a much loved veggie in our punjabi household. so its not surprising that we make a cauliflower dish at least once a week. usually i just make gobi masala or dry aloo gobi or aloo gobi curry or gobi paratha or aloo gobi matar. aloo or potatoes have to be added in a dish where there are cauliflower and peas. somehow i restrain myself from adding potatoes when i prepare this gobi matar. this is again a family recipe. its different in the sense that whole spices aka garam masala are sauteed. generally whole spices are…
  • kantola fry recipe or kakrol fry recipe, how to make kakrol fry recipe

    dassana amit
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    kantola fry recipe – easy recipe of kantola or kakrol fry with step by step photos. kantola is a spiny green gourd. its also called as kakrol, kankoda, phagil, phagla and kartole locally in various parts of india. these green gourds with tiny spines, appear during the indian monsoons. they have a slight bitter taste. not bitter like karela or bitter gourd, but a faint bitterness. when cooked, they have a nice soft texture. kantola or kakrol is often made in various regional indian cuisines.during monsoons, we usually buy them and make this kantola fry, which is my mom’s recipe.
  • paneer tikka on stove top – tawa paneer tikka made on gas stove & without oven

    dassana amit
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    paneer tikka recipe on stove top or tawa with step by step photos – sharing this recipe of paneer tikka made on tawa since i have got many comments on the paneer tikka post, on how to make paneer tikka on tawa. plus also got some requests for this recipe method. i have already posted paneer tikka masala made in the oven and quick paneer tikka recipe recipe which does not use yogurt. some years back, i did not have a baking oven. we had a microwave oven, but its only function was to heat or cook food with the microwave energies. those days, i used to make paneer tikka on tawa. when…
  • veg cheese toast sandwich recipe | bombay style cheese toast sandwich

    dassana amit
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    veg cheese toast sandwich recipe with step by step photos – toast and sandwiches recipes are easy and quick to make. specially good for morning hours when you are running short of time. you can also pack sandwiches for tiffin box or for a short picnic. i always prefer to use whole wheat bread or brown bread or multi grain bread for making toast, sandwiches or bread pakoras. but honestly speaking the best taste comes with white bread. so there is always tempation to use white bread knowing well that it is not healthy and made with all purpose flour/maida. but i choose health over taste,…
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    Healthy from Scratch | Healthy from Scratch

  • Japanese Hot Pot (Shabu Shabu) – Spicy Miso Broth

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

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

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

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

    6 May 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Ahi Tuna with Avocado Salsa 2014-05-06 19:09:50 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 min 297 calories 7 g 53 g 15 g 34 g 2 g 213 g 107 g 1 g 0 g 12 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 213g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 297 Calories from Fat 128 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 23% Saturated Fat 2g 11% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 53mg 18% Sodium 107mg 4% Total Carbohydrates 7g 2% Dietary Fiber 4g 16% Sugars 1g Protein 34g Vitamin A9%Vitamin C23%…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Truffle & Mushroom Ravioli
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    You open your fridge and find yourself staring blankly for a minute, maybe two, until it hits you; there is nothing!  That defrosted chicken that you could have sworn was in the back of the shelf is no longer there. You frantically open the freezer and “Hallelujah,” frozen truffle ravioli is staring at you in the face.  Oh, the possibilities you have and here is one that is just so simple and delicious.  Dinner is “Oh so DONE!” Phew….. INGREDIENTS • 1 package of prepared truffle ravioli • 1/4 cup low-fat half & half • ½ cup white wine or cooking broth • 2…
  • Peanut Butter Noodles
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Back in the 80s my father introduced me to “Peanut Butter Noodles” and I never looked back.  What is it about the twirly Chinese Pasta with a creamy coating of Peanut Butter Sauce.  I know….it’s just plain delicious!!  Here we have my version of this lovely authentic treat.  Care to know the best part?  It gets even tastier the next day chilled in the fridge! YUM! Serves 4-6 Ingredients • 8 ounces lo mein noodles (If you cannot find in your specialty store use spaghetti) • 1/4 cup smooth reduced-fat peanut butter • 2 tablespoon honey • 2 tablespoon…
  • 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…
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    YUM eating

  • The Yuck Stops Here {22} #stoptheyuck

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Is it Tuesday night already? I just got back from the vet and the news is not good. 2 weeks ago I took my 9 year old boxer, Casey to the vet as she had a broken nail that did not want to fall off. They cut the nail and put her on meds. Now shes bothering it more. Now, after that $350 bill and taking her today to get more meds at $60ish. I am now looking at $500-$800 to have her toe removed. It seems like everything around me is breaking as well. Our dishwasher is leaking, the washer stopped spinning and it won’t stop raining long enough for me to clean up the pool.Kiddo is living with…
  • Liebster Blogger Award

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    About a week ago, Jillian from Creating Silver Linings, nominated me for a Liebster Award.  Just like she said -”Yeah, I didn’t know what it was either.” I have seen the badge floating around the blogosphere.  Thanks to Jillian, I found out that it’s a way for bloggers to acknowledge the work of newer bloggers. Yum is about to celebrate her 1st birthday here really soon. I am not sure if I should make the birthday the day I bought the domain , the day I put my first real post up, or the day I really started to get readers and post on a regular schedule. Either way,…
  • Blueberry Donuts with Lemon Glaze

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Oops. I did it again. I got lazy and resorted to using a Jiffy box mix. I try really hard to cook as much and as often as I can, but sometimes I just have to resort to the box. Sometimes Jiffy and I can be best buds and there are times when I am cursing them like an angry sailor. I tend to do a lot of experimenting with Jiffy mixes, too because I have a local outlet which sells them for 25 cents a box. Plus, they remind me of my great-grandma and grandma. I just can’t imagine my life without those little Jiffy box mixes. You know why else I love them so much? Perfectly portioned for me…
  • The Yuck Stops Here {21} #stoptheyuck

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ever since I started YUM I have been on a quest to really get to know my dslr camera. I have high hopes that someday I am going to take breathtaking food photos like those so often found on FoodGawker or TasteSpotting. The real problem is the natural lighting. I have finally made my own distressed wood photography board and have plenty of foam board for bouncing the natural light.  Then, there are the tutorials and workshop classes I have been taking on Udemy. The weather hasn’t been too kind in the area of natural bright light. It’s been a lot of rain and gloom. Not helpful.  I…
  • Pistachio Delight

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ok. I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna share with y’all my favorite dessert growing up. I’m not kidding. My mother made the best Pistachio Delight. This is one of those desserts I would beg for when we were celebrating things. It’s one of those things that I love so much I could literally eat the whole pan. I’m sure there has been a time or two (maybe three) where I have polished off the last row or two to myself. Yup. I am THAT girl. Since she doesn’t make it very often these days, every once in a while I have to make a small pan for myself. Since Mr. Yum…
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Visiting Santorini | Overview Of The Island

    Kenton Kotsiris
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Anyone that has visited the Greek island of Santorini (Σαντορίνη) knows all about how unique and breathtaking this pristine destination is. Santorini, also known as Thira (Θήρα), is one of the more picturesque islands in all of Greece, highlighted by the distinct whitewash walls and blue domes. This small island was created by a volcano eruption that is believed to have taken place thousands of years ago. The results of the volcanic activity is an island that attracts millions of tourists each and every year. Here’s a brief background and overview of Santorini.
  • Greek Tomato Fritters | Domatokeftedes

    Kenton Kotsiris
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Can you believe we’re more than halfway through August? I’m telling you, we’ll be welcoming 2015 before we know it. This past weekend, Jane and I visited a few different ethnic food stores in search of inspiration. It’s fun for us to infuse Greek cuisine with another country’s food. It also helps us grow as amature chefs, learning about the different spice combinations one may have not thought about before. We put up a picture over on our Instagram page, so you can check it out. Side note: we’re going to be using that for not only food pictures, but also behind the scenes and…
  • Greek Halva | Pistachio and Almond Halva

    Kenton Kotsiris
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    It’s been an interesting week for us thus far. Jane and I have been talking a lot about the website, new ventures, and things we’d like to see happen. More than our normal talks, we’ve began to set dates and timelines. Because as they say, “a goal without a timeline is simply a dream.” We’re really excited for what’s ahead. We think you’ll like it. So stay tuned On an unrelated note, as you probably know by now, actor Robin Williams has passed away. Jane and I were both stunned. In a way we both grew up with him. Mrs. Doubtfire remains a childhood classic. Ask Jane, she can…
  • Zucchini Gratin With Greek Yogurt

    Kenton Kotsiris
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    This past weekend, Jane and I were in the kitchen cooking up some perfect recipes. Well, we thought they were perfect, until we tasted them. Yeah, not so much. We’ll be tweaking them this week before they make it on here, so rest assure we’re still constantly trying to perfect recipes before posting them. That’s not to say our tastes our the same as yours or that everyone will agree with us 100% of the time. Remember, your kitchen your rules. Feel free to alter/change our recipes or any recipe to fit you and your family’s preferences. That’s half the fun of cooking. It’s…
  • Sfougato | Rhodes Quiche | Greek Style Omelette

    Kenton Kotsiris
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    Today, Jane and I take you to Rhodes (Ρόδος). It’s located in the south Aegean sea, pretty close to Turkey. At one time, a huge statue stood 98 feet tall, legs spread across the port of entrance where trade boats came and went. It was so grand it is known as one of the, “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” That’s my ancestors for ya, why build a normal size statue when they could have one of the tallest statues in the ancient world? I think it’s because Rhodes didn’t have TV at that time, so what else were they to do? This dish, which gets it’s name from the Greek…
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    Penny's Recipes

  • Spelt Fruit Scones

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    These Spelt Fruit Scones are really surprisingly light, yet filling. Spelt flour is an ancient grain which is enjoying a revival in recent times for its low gluten and high vitamin content. Plus it makes delicious scones! Read More... The post Spelt Fruit Scones appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Apple Sponge Pudding

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Apple Sponge Pudding is a sweet and easy way to use you apple harvest and create a delicious dessert! Read More... The post Apple Sponge Pudding appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Cauliflower And Apple Soup

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    Soup is great for making the most of seasonal ingredients and using unusual combinations to create something delicious! Cauliflower and apple soup will delight you! Read More... The post Cauliflower And Apple Soup appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Easy Carrot Cake

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    This carrot cake - with sultanas and flavoured with cinnamon could be the best carrot cake in the world! Read More... The post Easy Carrot Cake appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Sausage And Leek Casserole

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    This casserole can be adapted for both vegetarian or meat sausages and it is easy to prepare two separate casseroles - whicha re the same apart from the sausages! Read More... The post Sausage And Leek Casserole appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
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    Red Beans and Eric... err Rice!

  • Red Beans And Eric accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Eric Olsson
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    If you’ve been on any social media site throughout the summer, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen videos of someone doing the ice bucket challenge for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  You may have been challenged yourself and put someone else up to dumping ice-cold water on their head along with making a donation.   In fact, donations have reached more than $62 million dollars!  According to, on July 29th, the ice bucket challenge raised $10 million dollars – that’s in one day!  In 2013, at the end of August, the group had raised just $2.2…
  • 12 Back To School Crock Pot Dinner Ideas for 2014

    Eric Olsson
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Didn’t it seem like summer flew by?  I can’t believe the kids are going back to school already.  Plus, it’s not just the kids, it’s the teachers too.  In all the rush of getting everyone ready in the morning and picking them up at the end of the day, sometimes it seems like preparing dinner just gets in the way. I can’t lower your stress on getting everyone up and out the door, but I can help ease the stress of getting dinner on the table.  Here are a few of the crock pot recipes that I’ve added to Red Beans & Eric along with a new recipe, the BBQ…
  • Cajun Inspired Peppery Hash Browns

    Eric Olsson
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    With a typical hash brown recipe, you’re seasoning the potatoes with salt and pepper, cooking it in butter, and using a diced onion.  It’s a classic recipe, a favorite of mine topped with ketchup, and it’s the perfect side to fried eggs. But what about a tasty hash brown that can stand alone by itself?  A hash brown that’s a meal in itself? I used some of the basic “Cajun” cooking skills I’ve picked up in the years I’ve been cooking with New Orleans and South Louisiana on my mind.  I’ve learned that just by adding a few key ingredients…
  • Forgotten Red Beans And Rice

    Eric Olsson
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of my favorite recipes in my cookbook, RED BEANS & CROCK POTS, is the Forgotten Red Beans.  It’s a classic red bean recipe that uses canned beans and is simple enough to just dump in the crock pot and forget about it. One of the things I learned once I became a stay-at-home-dad was that the kids needed my attention as soon as I was about to do something for myself – like reading or starting dinner.  I would need to chop vegetables or brown chicken, but the one-year-old would decide to get stuck between the couch and the wall and scream while the older one would just…
  • Svenska Kottbuller (Swedish Meatballs)

    Eric Olsson
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Anders Osborne sings, “Its summer time in New Orleans.”  It’s a great song from his 2002 BURY THE HATCHET album with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.  He sings about the different daily activities around New Orleans as “O-Z” plays different New Orleans musicians like James Andrews, Kermit Ruffins, and Satchmo – we all know who dat is! “O-Z” is the great local New Orleans radio station WWOZ.  If you have an iPhone, there’s an APP for that!  You can listen to “O-Z” whenever and wherever you are.  It’s free and totally worth…
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    Non Veg Recipes

  • Teekha Murgh

    Nitesh Singh
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Ingredients: Chicken leg cubes, boneless: 1 kg  Mustard oil: 75 ml  Onion seeds (kalonjee): 1 tsp  Fennel seeds (saunf): 1 tsp  Garlic, chopped: 2 Tbsp  Onion, chopped: 200 gm  Tomatoes, chopped: 150 gm  Ginger, chopped: 1 tsp  Green chillies: 2-3  Curry leaves: 2 Tbsp  Tomato paste: 1 Tbsp  Red chilli powder: 1 Tbsp  Black pepper, crushed: 1 tsp  Cumin powder, roasted: 1 tsp  Coriander
  • Chicken Kheema Paratha

    Nitesh Singh
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Ingredients Oil: 2 tbsp  Chicken Keema or minced chicken: 250 gms  Onions Finely Chopped: 2  Green Chilies Chopped: 3  Ginger Finely Chopped: 1 One inch  Garlic: 6-7 Cloves  Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder): 1 tsp  Red Chili Powder: 1 tsp  Coriander Leaves - Chopped: 1 tbsp  Mint Leaves Chopped: 1 tbsp  Salt to taste For the Dough: Ghee or Butter: 2 tbsp  All
  • Karaikudi Chicken (Curry)

    Nitesh Singh
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Ingredients: Tomato (large) – 1 Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp Onion (large) – 1 Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Green chillies – 4 Karaikudi Masala – 2 tbsp Chicken Marination: Chicken – 500 gms Chilly powder – ½ tsp Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Curd (yogurt) – 2 tbsp Seasoning: Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Fennel seeds – 1 tsp Pepper corn – ½ tsp Curry leaves – 7-8 leaves
  • Chicken Baked in Buttermilk

    Nitesh Singh
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Ingredients: Chicken cut into 8 pieces, rinsed and patted dry: 1 (3 pound)  Buttermilk: 2 cups  Lemon Juice : 1/2  Hot sauce: 1 tablespoon  Yellow onion, sliced: 1/2  Thyme: 5 sprigs  Garlic, smashed: 3 cloves  Crushed corn flakes: 2 cups  Grated Parmesan cheese: 3/4 cup  Chopped fresh thyme: 2 teaspoons  Kosher salt  Freshly ground black pepper Method: Preheat the oven to 400
  • Spicy Thai Curry Chicken Soup with Noodles

    Nitesh Singh
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Ingredients: Skinless boneless chicken thighs, thinly sliced: 3/4 pounds  Vegetable oil: 2 tablespoons Chopped shallots: 3 tablespoons Garlic, chopped :3 cloves Minced lemon grass : 2 tablespoons  (use the bottom 4 inches of about 3 stalks, discard the outer leaves) Hot chili paste: 1 teaspoon Unsweetened coconut milk, divided: 2  13.5 – 14 ounce cans  Minced, peeled garlic: 2 tablespoons
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Summer is here (well, for a few more weeks at least!). Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables are available from the gardens. What do you do with it all if you have your own garden? My mom is supplying me with tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green beans and zucchinis. We freeze some of the fresh veggies, but we’re always on the lookout for recipes to use them before freezing. What do I do with all the zucchinis? I’m not much for fried zucchini. I have a basic zucchini bread recipe (boring). So I look for dessert recipes to use the zucchini up, like the fudgy brownie recipe we recently…
  • Double Chocolate Banana Scones

    16 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    I love a warm scone and tall glass of iced coffee in the morning. And trust me, I don’t love much in the morning. Until about an hour after I wake up, I speak more in growls and grunts than actual sentences, unlike my boyfriend and mother who both have the annoying gene that causes them to pop out of bed fully awake and ready to attack the day. Weirdos. It’s worth getting out of bed for these double chocolate banana scones. Plus, like these banana cookies or this tropical banana bread, it’s a great way to use up a banana that’s too ripe for eating. Hat tip to Marla at…
  • Stuffed Summer Squash Boats

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Okay, I’ll admit it. I originally pinned this recipe from Thyme for Cooking for stuffed zucchini because it looked pretty. But after I made it – YUM! This is definitely a winning recipe. The really great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to your family’s tastes. Add some pepperonis and you have more of a pizza flavor. Some ricotta cheese on top would be delicious too, giving it more of a lasagna taste. You could try it with chicken instead of beef or leave out the meat completely for a hearty vegetarian meal. The original recipe uses quinoa instead of…
  • Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Gooey, fudgy brownies are the best. The. Best. I don’t mean to offend those of you who like more cake-style brownies, but you’re wrong. This recipe is not only fudgy, but includes zucchini, which means it counts as a vegetable side dish. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself to avoid the all-too-appropriate fact that fudgy rhymes with pudgy. On the plus side, I got new running shoes! So I’m allow to have another brownie, right? Right. On a more serious note, this recipe is fan-freakin-tastic for all those zucchinis you’ve been harvesting from your…
  • What’s for Dinner: August 2014 Meal Plan

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    We’re back again for another monthly meal plan to help you figure out what’s for dinner! This month, I’m featuring lots of recipes that are excellent on the grill. Time to get some quality grillin’ time in before summer comes to an end! (Don’t have a grill? Almost all of these recipes can be made on your stove top or in the oven instead.) Without further ado, our recommendations for August: August 1 – Honey Lime Sriracha Grilled Chicken, Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Poppers, Charred Corn with Basil Vinaigrette and Crumbled Feta August 2 – Lemon & Spice…
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  • Pan Fried Lemon Sole with Brown Shrimp

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    This is such a simple meal to make but it always looks beautiful when it’s plated up. It’s really high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates (perfect if you’re watching your figure). As always, you can get all of the ingredients within our recipe from the supermarket. The brown shrimp can be a little expensive sometimes but you don’t need to use a whole pack within one meal – half a pack (45g) will easily be enough. Alternatively, you could fry down some shallots with the potato if you’d prefer to leave out the shrimp altogether. Pan Fried Lemon Sole…
  • King Prawn and Crab Spaghetti

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This beautiful seafood dish is light, fresh and a perfect summer staple. The seafood used can also be switched around depending on your favourites; I tend to head down to our local fish market and pick up whatever tickles my fancy. If you’re not keen on the hassle of eating crab legs, you could easily use crab meat or scallops instead. If you do have a local fish market nearby you should definitely check it out. I find that they always have really fresh, responsibly sourced fish and usually at prices much cheaper than the supermarkets! I usually choose to make my own spaghetti for this…
  • WIN: a Brand New Judge Pasta Machine

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’ve teamed up with TK Maxx to give away a brand new Judge pasta machine to one of our lucky readers; perfect if you want to make your own homemade pasta. All you need to do is enter our giveaway via the widget below. There are a number of ways that you can enter the competition. The first is by selecting to like our Facebook page – as soon as you do this you’ll be entered directly into our giveaway. You can increase your chances of winning by also following us on Pinterest and Twitter. If you do all three options, you’ll have three entries into our giveaway and…
  • Fresh, Homemade Egg Pasta

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    I adore fresh egg pasta; it’s fairly quick and simple to make and you can experiment by adding your own favourite herbs and spices to it. Fresh egg pasta is also surprisingly easy to make, especially if you are using a pasta machine. Our pasta machine has 2 cutting attachments – a spaghetti cutter and a tagliatelle cutter and a variety of thickness settings, depending on what type of pasta you are making. I occasionally have trouble getting hold of type ‘00’ flour in my local shops, however you can easily get by using half plain flour and half strong white (bread) flour. Fresh,…
  • Thai Vegetable Massaman Curry

    14 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Thai cuisine has to be the top of my list of favourite foods. Both Laura and I have spent a fair amount of time over in Thailand and as a result, it’s shaped the way we cook a lot of our food. This dish, the massaman curry, is a Thai staple. I don’t know how many of them I ate when we were backpacking over there but they were hand-down my favourite meal. One of the awesome things about a massaman curry is that it can be as spicy or as mild as you’d like it to be. With a lot of other Thai curries it can be fairly tough to judge the level of spice, but because the massaman…
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    Kip Kitchen

  • Madeleine Cookie Recipe — An Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe

    Arnaud Pinoit
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two This madeleine cookie recipe is my customized version of the traditional French Madeleine recipe. Look into your kitchenware to see if you have a shell shaped madeleine baking pan, or simply get one here. This French pastry recipe requires very little effort. I bet you'd soon be baking these madeleine cakes for friends. Be prepared to see your popularity skyrocket! The post Madeleine Cookie Recipe — An Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Easy Muffin Recipe with Yummy Fresh Mangoes & Coconut Milk

    Arnaud Pinoit
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two It's very easy to find blueberry muffin recipes online and yes, they're very good. To introduce more variety, I'm going to share with you today an easy muffin recipe that contains mango, coconut milk and white chocolate. The post Easy Muffin Recipe with Yummy Fresh Mangoes & Coconut Milk appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Vegetarian Cake Recipe–How to Make a Vegetarian Cake by Oven

    Arnaud Pinoit
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two As it's almost summer, I decided to cook a quick, easy and healthy summer vegetarian meal using the oven: a Mediterranean flavor vegetarian cake without sugar. And you know what? It's your turn to try it! The post Vegetarian Cake Recipe–How to Make a Vegetarian Cake by Oven appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Shrimp Stir Fry in Hot Sauce–A Healthy Shrimp Dinner Recipe

    Arnaud Pinoit
    20 May 2014 | 5:50 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two "Shrimp stir fry" murmured my dear wife in her sweet dulcet voice when I asked for dinner suggestions. An hour later, I found myself pounding the streets in the pattering rain. The pattering rain soon turned into a deafening downpour but I was a man on a mission. I had to buy those shrimps fresh from the food market. The post Shrimp Stir Fry in Hot Sauce–A Healthy Shrimp Dinner Recipe appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • [News] Kip Kitchen Blog Now Featured in Alltop Most Popular Recipes Directory

    Arnaud Pinoit
    26 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two Hi readers, Kip Kitchen is now proudly featured on Alltop Recipes! Which means we kick ass and are kind of a big deal (autographs available, if you ask nicely). The post [News] Kip Kitchen Blog Now Featured in Alltop Most Popular Recipes Directory appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
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    Rasoi Menu - A collection of tasty recipes for foodies

  • Motichur Ladoo Recipe - Ganesh Chaturthi Special

    Kavita Parmar
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Ladoos are very famous sweets of India. All most in all festival you may find ladoos as a prasad. Ladoo is Lord Ganesha's favorite food. You can make motichur ladoo on this Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Here i am sharing a motichur ladoo recipe which is very quick and easy to make at home. Let’s check out how to make motichur ladoo recipe. Preparation Time: 20 Minutes Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
  • Mawa Modak Recipe - Ganesh Chaturthi Special

    Kavita Parmar
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Modak is an Indian sweet usually made on the holy festival Ganesh Chaturthi in the form of Prasad of Lord Ganesh. You can find many types of modaks available in the market: steamed modak, chocolate modak, fried modak and many more. Today I am sharing a mawa modak recipe which is made from Khoya, sugar and cardamom powder which makes it more delicious and yummy. Celebrate your Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Churma Ladoo Recipe - Ladva Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Churma Ladoo is a traditional rajasthani recipe. In Gujarat it is called a ladva. In India, Churma Ladoo or ladva is made during all festivals or other ocassions. Churma Ladoo is most delicious sweets which is to make for Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Churma ladoo is basically a deep fried wheat and gram flour dough balls which is mixed with jaggery and shaped into small round balls (ladoos). Enjoy
  • Kesar Peda Recipe - Indian Sweet Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    Peda is very common Indian sweet dish. For every holy occasions like Diwali, Rakhi, or any special occasions Indian people celebrate it with Peda. Kesar Peda is made from of white milk fudge (khoya), milk and Kesar. Here I am sharing an easy and quick Kesar Peda recipe which you can make for your Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan Celebration. Preparation Time: 15 MinutesCooking Time: 40 MinutesServings:
  • Baked Potatoes Recipe - Italian Recipe

    Kavita Parmar
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Potatoes are everybody’s favorite. Baked potatoes are one of the tastiest recipe to cook the potatoes. Potatoes are not fattening if taken the right way. Frying makes them a high calorie food. Enjoy this baked potatoes recipe. Preparation Time: 10 MinutesCooking Time: 1 hourServings: 6-8 Persons Ingredients 2 cups yogurt - hang for half an hours in a cloth 500 gm medium potatoes (boiled) 2
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    I Eat Therefore I Cook

  • Spice Rubbed Steak with Chimmichurri

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Steak is the reason I could never be a vegetarian. Seriously. I wanted to make a steak that would be different than just a regular everyday steak (if there is such a thing). The chimmichurri is so easy to make and gives the steak an acidic kick. You could use any type of steak you want. I used a ribeye steak. Mix the spice rub. Add garlic, onion, chili, cumin, coriander and paprika powders. Rub the spices on both side of the steaks. Place on the a grill pan or grill. Make the chimmichurri by blending spices, garlic, olive oil and vinegar. Spice Rubbed Steak with Chimmichurri   Print Prep…
  • Tex Mex Salad

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    I know this recipe is a fairly simple one, but I have a hard time coming up with quick salad side dishes. Instead of having tortilla chips or rice with a Mexican entree, you can throw this easy salad together for a healthy and fresh side. If you wanted to make this an entree, you could quickly cook some ground beef and make it a taco salad. Either way it is delicious. Tex Mex Salad   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Fresh Salad with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, lime and salsa. Toss it together for a quick side. Author: Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook} Serves: 2 Ingredients 2…
  • Quick Quesadillas

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    When you have those days that you don’t feel like cooking, but want something satisfying for dinner, try these quesadillas. You can use any meat you want and use your favorite salsa. Combine what you have in the fridge to make your family a satisfying meal. Cook ground beef with spices until no longer pink. Spread cheese on a tortilla. I used cilantro tortillas from Whole Foods. But use whatever you like. Place about quarter cup of ground beef  on top of the cheese. Add salsa on top of the ground beef. Place a few cherry tomato halves on top of the ground beef. Quick Quesadillas  …
  • Italian Prosciutto Panini

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Paninis are a great weeknight meal. They are so fast and simple to make. This one takes the basic panini and amps it up to a gourmet level. Try it for a quick and easy meal. Blend the sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. Spread the mixture on a piece of bread. Shred the chicken and place on the bread. Place the arugula on top of the chicken. Lay a piece of prosciutto on top of the arugula. Place two pieces of cheese on top of the prosciutto. Italian Prosciutto Panini   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 6 mins Total time 16 mins   Crunchy Bread with…
  • Eggplant Rollatini

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The great thing about this recipe is that you can make this dish with or without the prosciutto. That way, if you need or want to have it vegetarian you can, or if you want to spice it up a bit, you have that option. This is a great way to get a good serving of veggies and make something even the meat eaters will like. Place eggplant on baking tray and add spices. Mix cheese with spices and spinach. Spread tomato sauce on bottom of a glass baking dish. Lay a slice of prosciutto on top of a slice of eggplant. Roll eggplant and place seam side down. Repeat for the rest of the eggplant. Eggplant…
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  • Mixed vegetable soup recipe,how to make mixed vegetable soup| Healthy vegetable soup recipe

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Mixed vegetable soup recipe is a healthy and hearty soup that you would love to have during monsoons/winter.This mixed vegetable soup recipe is a very wholesome and healthy food for growing kids/toddlers as it contains potatoes,carrots etc.In this soup I have added sweet pumpkin along with other veggies and this addition of sweet pumpkin renders a brilliant color apart from a slight natural sweet taste to this soup.This soup is more of home style and tastes subtle with mild flavors,not like something served in restaurants.I have adapted this mixed vegetable soup recipe from Chef Sanjeev…
  • Vinayaka chaturthi special recipes | Ganesh chaturthi recipes|Pillayar chaturthi recipes|Collection of festival recipes

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Vinayaka chaturthi 2014 recipe collection.This year vinayaka chaturthi falls on 29/08.Here I am presenting the collection of recipes prepared on vinayaka chaturthi,that I have blogged so far. Read more about how vinayaka chaturthi is celebrated. Neivadhyam recipes: click on the images for full recipes: Upma kozhukattai:                         Besan ladoo: Ulundhu vadai/medhu vadai Ulundhu bonda: Pasiparuppu payasam:             Vadai morkuzhambu: Thakkali morkuzhambu:           Kadalai paruppu sundal:              Mani kozhukattai…
  • Upma kozhukattai recipe | pidi kozhuattai recipe,how to make upma kozhukattai

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Upma kozhukttai recipe is one of the kozhukattai recipes (steamed dumplings) we make for vinayaka chathurthi.Apart from vinayaka chathurthi upma kozhukattai is also made for breakfast or snacks.It is extremely easy to make upma kozhukattai and it is one of the very healthy and wholesome food for toddlers/growing kids.As this upma kozhukattai recipe calls for very less oil (only for tempering),this is a great food for elders and weight watchers too.You could make the rice rava before itself and store or use store bought idly rava too.The preparation is very similar to arisi upma,except for the…
  • Eggless breakfast cookies recipe,how to make breakfast cookies | Eggless baking recipes

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Egg less breakfast cookies recipe is a tasty finger food/breakfast/snacks for toddlers/kids.I used to love breakfast cookies from unibic and buy them whenever I get a chance,somehow my interest faded away or I am not able to find them in store these days,so I went without breakfast cookies ,but the idea of baking my own breakfast cookies was clinging in my mind and I used to plan every now and then and obviously forget. But yesterday I was determined to bake these cookies and searched for a good recipe,I found many egg less recipes but somehow this recipe from food network inspired me. Though…
  • Aloo methi sandwich recipe,how to make grilled aloo methi sandwich | Easy bread recipes

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Aloo methi sandwich recipe is one more easy to make breakfast with bread.I am one big lover of sandwich,I can eat sandwich daily,in fact when I was working I used to have them very often for breakfast,I simply love grilled veg sandwich.Sometimes I used to add cheese and sometimes skip cheese,both are delicious.The aloo methi sandwich recipe I am blogging today is a very filling,healthy and tasty snack for toddlers and kids who fuss over eating.In this recipe,boiled and mashed potatoes are sauteed with fresh methi leaves for a brilliant flavor and taste. Fres methi leaves pairs up beautifully…
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    The Low Fat Chick | Healthy, Low Fat Recipes

  • Weekend Cooking: Beer-Braised Ribs With Clams and Mussels

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Last weekend I opened an old box of magazines I have had sitting in my garage for a while. When I moved from Atlanta, GA to Norwalk, CT, I had the movers pack up all my foodie magazines. Well, since I cracked open the box, I discovered almost 100 magazines!  So, I am going through […]
  • Buffalo-Style Chicken Fingers

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Hot and spicy chicken fingers is something this former southern gal cannot resist. But, the traditional fried version is not healthy. What are my options? Well, I have tried a few baked recipes but none came out as well as this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. It was really easy, had solid flavor, is low […]
  • Meatless Monday: Smokey Mushroom Stroganoff

    11 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    After enjoying the weekend, it’s always nice to go meatless on Mondays. My choice for this week is Smokey Mushroom Stroganoff, which I found in Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorites 2012 Cookbook. The recipe says to use 1 1/2 pounds mushrooms but that was too much for my large skillet, so I only used 1 […]
  • Low Cost and Easy: Rosemary Potato Soup

    6 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    I am trying to take my lunch to work more often and resist the temptations of NYC lunches. I work in the financial district and the restaurants live to provide lunches to all us busy professionals. But, the problem is many of the lunches are not healthy and if they are, expect to shell out $10 for […]
  • One Pot Spaghetti with Mushroom Meat Sauce

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    I have been stressed with work lately, so I took a week and a half off.  Sometimes I wonder if I should have chosen a different career, but hey, I make a nice living. After 15 years, it is what it is. When I retire, I want to go to culinary school. I’ll keep thinking […]
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  • Prawn and Raw Mango Curry

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Prawn and Raw Mango Curry Prawn and Raw Mango Curry Ingredients: Prawns – 200 gms Grated Raw Mango – 2 tbsp Onions – 2 finely sliced Garlic – 3 finely minced A few Curry leaves Tomato – 1 Ginger green chilli paste – 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp A pinch of Turmeric powder Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Water Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Cooking oil – 1 tbsp Kasur methi – 1/2 tsp (optional) Garnish it with Coriander spring Prawn and Raw Mango Curry Preparation: In a pan add oil, garlic & cook it for a while…
  • Apple Pudding

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Apple Pudding A recipe that has been followed from a very long time. It’s just a simple and easy “Apple pudding” recipe. When you are in a hurry and have only few ingredients at home, you will have to give this dessert a try. Mix apple and cinnamon powder and microwave it. If you don’t have a microwave you can cook it on the stove top, but make sure you don’t overcook it. Beat the ingredients together, for this first take the sugar and butter (115 gm) add some salt, flour, baking powder, finally add some warm milk, and beat it well. (This batter should not be too thick). Drop the…
  • Andhra Egg Curry

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    Andhra Egg Curry Eggs are a wonderful and nutrition rich food which are used all over the world in different cuisines and dishes. Owing to their versatile characteristics, eggs can be integrated into any recipe with ease. Here is a simple Andhra egg curry with savory spices and that makes a delightful delicacy. Ingredients: Boiled Eggs – 10 Tomato – 3 chopped Onion – 2 finely chopped Tamarind puree – 1/2 cup Water – 1 cup Oil – 3 tsp A few cloves of Garlic Green Chilli – 1 cut up Salt to taste Chilli powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4…
  • Kitchen-Friendly Baked Drumsticks

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Chicken Drumsticks I am a bit intimidated by drumsticks cause I love to eat them. Last weeknight my husband expressed his deep desire to savor some tender and juicy drumsticks. Since it was a no-time-to-cook night, I decided to use chicken that was in my freezer that particular day. Fortunately, I had three drumsticks in my freezer for the easy weeknight dinner. It is then that the Khala (Aunt)  next door gave me a kitchen-friendly chicken drumstick recipe. The recipe calls for 20 minutes of marinating time but you could marinate the…
  • Mutton Keema Soup

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Mutton Keema Soup This soup is simple, quick and effortless recipe of nutritious mutton soup. This soup is generally prepared during the Ramadan season.. In the Islamic Tradition, during Ramadan’s 30 days, this soup is generally made. There are varieties of rice soup like coconut milk rice soup, veg rice soup, oats veg chicken soup,mutton keema rice soup, chicken kheema rice soup,biriyani noobu kanji , tomato soup, cream of chicken soup,palak soup, etc. and this soup is among one of them.  This easy to make mutton keema soup is nicely seasoned with cinnamon, mint and coriander.
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  • 9 Essential Tools for Cooking Vegetables

    Deborah Madison
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens. Today: Deborah Madison, produce whisperer and author of Vegetable Literacy, instructs us on how to stock our vegetable-centered kitchens (but reassures us that our five senses are the most important tools, anyway).  What is essential in the vegetable-based kitchen depends, as with any other kitchen, on what you…
  • 11 Recipes to Cook Right Now

    Kenzi and Marian
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul. Today: Marian and Kenzi have compiled their most summery recipes so that you know what to cook before the season ends -- a.k.a. right this instant. We've both headed north toward the woods and the sea, and we're taking this week off. We hope you're on a vacation somewhere too, and that it involves tomatoes on toast and blueberry schlumpf. We know ours will.  Here's what we've spent our summers cooking, and what you should cook while we're away.  Roasted…
  • 12 Recipes to Cook on Your Summer Vacation

    Kenzi Wilbur
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them. Today: 12 very Phyllis dishes to cook on your summer vacation and beyond.  Phyllis’ first post went up in June of 2013. She’s been with us since, giving us stories and ideas and the food she really wants to cook -- and even if you don't know it before you read each piece, it’s the food you want to cook, too.  Here are 12 of our collective,…
  • Our Essential Coffee-Making Tips and Techniques

    Talia Ralph
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.  Today: Get back into the grind with these coffee tips, from bean selection and brewing to roasting and pouring.  September is here, and with it comes a feeling of getting down to brass tacks. Like a cool, bracing wind blowing through, the post-summer weeks remind us that there are things to do...and coffee to be made. Sure, New Year's resolutions are fun, but it often feels like fall is the true fresh start -- whether you're stocking…
  • 27 Genius Recipes for Labor Day

    Kristen Miglore
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius. Today: 27 of our favorite summer Genius Recipes to end the season with a bang. (Naturally, 3 of them are pies.) Whether you're at the beach, or at the lake, or just bumping around home soaking up your last long weekend for a good while (don't think about it), these recipes will make the weekend happier, more festive, more memorable, and therefore make it last, maybe forever. Don't just grill a burger; stuff it with bacon and chorizo and…
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  • Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Grilled mushrooms have a distinct taste when they’re grilled. So whenever I have a barbeque, I make sure I throw a few mushrooms on the grill. These Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are easy to make, don’t require a lot of ingredients, yet loaded with flavor. I like to use the medium size Portobello mushrooms because they […] The post Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms appeared first on Tajoon.
  • The Best 10 Minute Workout Videos For Moms on YouTube

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I, like most moms, was anxious to get back in shape and lose all those extra pounds (23 lbs in my case) I packed during the pregnancy. But when you take care of an infant, you only have a window of 90 minutes at most during nap time to do a bunch of chores, let along workout. So […] The post The Best 10 Minute Workout Videos For Moms on YouTube appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Cranberry Walnut Muffins

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Fall season is almost here, that means a lot of baking and warm comforting food in my house.  Actually, I feel like the fall is already here since my son Amir has started 3rd grade on July 28th, thanks to his year-round school program. So I thought I’d start with my fall baking even though it’s still pretty warm here in California. I decided to make these cranberry walnut muffins. Let […] The post Cranberry Walnut Muffins appeared first on Tajoon.
  • The Best Grilled Chicken Ever

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    This is the best grilled chicken ever because  it is super easy to make, extremely delicious and very healthy. It is also the best grilled chicken ever my son Amir told me so :)  He loved this chicken so much, he actually gave me a compliment the day I made it, which doesn’t happen often with Amir. He told me, […] The post The Best Grilled Chicken Ever appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Date and Walnut Energy Bars

    8 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    I love to make these date and walnut energy bars and store them in the fridge for a quick and healthy snack. They are really easy to make, cost a lot less than the energy bars you buy at the store, and more importantly they don’t have any preservatives or added sweeteners. We use orange blossom water in […] The post Date and Walnut Energy Bars appeared first on Tajoon.
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  • Foods That Are Good For Your Smile‏

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Dental care is a very complex theme. Both scientists and dentists have differing opinions, only to confuse us even more. One says we should brush our teeth with a soft “manual” toothbrush, the other says, no, you should definitely use an electric brush. Yes, and fluoride is good, only to told later, actually it is not good. I’m confused, which is it? Mein liebste Schwabe is doing everything possible to correctly care for his teeth and still suffers at the hands of a dentist. I, on the other hand, haven’t had a cavity since I was seven and the worst thing I ever experienced was…
  • Blackberry, Pink Peppercorn and Rosemary Sorbet

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Since I don’t happen to have an ice cream machine (my kitchen is tiny – think European-sized in a turn of the century building, yes…tiny), this sorbet would actually be considered a “granita”, which is an Italian style sort of sorbet that has not been churned. Meaning, it’s completely made by hand, and mixed with a fork as it freezes. As a result, it is has more granular (less smooth) ice crystals. I’ve been told that sorbet, not granita, is far more superior in texture and definitely worth all that churning at the expense (I mean lost cupboard space) of owning an ice cream…
  • Sorbet, Granita and Sherbet Differ How? Here’s the Scoop.

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:56 pm
    So what’s the difference between sorbet, granita and sherbet? Here’s the scoop: Sorbet and Granita Both are technically ices. They are semi-frozen dairy-free treats often served between meals to refresh the palate. Generally, they are thought of as being fruit but can also be made from vegetable purées, juices, champagne, or infused tea and include the flavorings of herbs and spices. The slight difference between the two is that sorbet is frozen in an ice cream maker, giving it a smoother texture whereas granita is made by hand, resulting in a more granular and icy texture. Refreshing,…
  • Braised Chicken Marsala with Capers and Cherry Tomatoes

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A sauce made from deglazed homemade chicken broth , Marsala, capers and cherry tomatoes, creates a quick, rich sauce. Enjoy this chicken Marsala with capers and cherry tomatoes dish with a glass of white wine and fresh garden salad – just add a serving of pasta or potatoes if you are looking for something a little more substantial! Marsala is Italy’s most famous version of fortified wine. Produced in Sicily, it ranges from dry to sweet, with the most common flavors being a mix of vanilla, brown sugar, tamarind, and fig, apricot or plum. How about Chicken Marsala sans Marsala? If…
  • Thai Watermelon Salad

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This is the ultimate refresher salad for a warm summer evening. Had it not been a Sunday, I would have made a quick trip to my local fish monger to pick up some prawns. The addition of jumbo prawns or even shrimps, would have been made this Thai watermelon salad even more fabulous. Germany, like most European cities, is a barren wasteland on a Sunday. Shops are closed and the streets empty. Thankfully, in Hamburg there are a still a number of restaurants, cafés and a handful of bakeries open. Forget about the supermarket though. In large, Germans respect ‘quiet time’ on Sundays…
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  • How to make Guacamole - like a boss!

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Avocados are becoming plentiful again here in New Zealand and you know what that means? Guacermoles!That's right, I like guacamole so much I have a nick name for it. It is not a very good nick name and I am aware of that but it is always spoken with much love. Guacamole has previously featured on this blog pretending to be a salad and hanging out in the background in my picadillo and lechon asado posts and I expect it will keep coming back over and over again greeting us like an old friend. Now this is not a historical or cultural lesson so I will not explain why I have guacamole as a…
  • Chicken Korma

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Korma is a rich Mughlai dish of meat or vegetables (Navratan Korma) slow cooked in a rich sauce of yoghurt, cream and nuts. Korma was introduced in India by the royal Mughal kitchens. The ingredients are therefore generally rich and extravagant. Saffron, the queen of spices gives this dish the extra oomph.Nuts, poppy seeds and tahini are necessary ingredients in a korma as they help bind the yoghurt so it doesn't split during the long cooking process. If you have ever tried to cook with yoghurt you will know exactly what I mean! Now I am going to tell you something that you probably…
  • Lechon Asado - Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    Lechon Asado is a timeless Cuban roasted pork dish. Traditionally, a whole pig is slow roasted over hot coals. This, unfortunately, is not always practical when you live in an apartment, are feeding two people and it is a weeknight. Enter - the lechon asado loving busy professional's best friend - The Slow Cooker (or crock pot, if you are from the south).I have a love-hate relationship with my slow cooker. I love that I can come home after a busy day to a cooked meal, but I hate that sometimes it just tastes like hospital food (No disrespect to hospital cafeterias around the world). I am…
  • Ma's Home cooking: Chicken Curry

    2 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    I am taking you back to my mom's kitchen today with her recipe for chicken curry. Technically, this dish should be called murgi'r jhol. Mostly though, it is very simply referred to as "Murgi" or "Chicken".This is not the kind of chicken curry that you will find in "indian restaurants". This is the kind of curry that you will taste in a bengali home on a lazy sunday afternoon, served with rice and a refreshing cucumber - onion raita. A curry around which memories are made.This curry needs love, attention and time. You want to cook it nice and slow. The more patience you have with it, the more…
  • Yaki Udon : Udon Stir Fry Recipe

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    I will be honest with you. This is the first time I have cooked Japanese food. After spending two fantastic weeks in Japan a couple of months ago, and gorging on the most mouth watering food, I have made it my mission to learn to cook authentic Japanese food. I would definitely call my first attempt a success!Before I get to the recipe, I want to share some photos I took in beautiful, vibrant Kyoto - a city of ten thousand shrines.Omusoba at the Toji Temple Market, Kyoto(The stunning beauty of Fushimi Inari)(Street food, Shijo Dori, Kyoto)Now for today's recipe: Yaki Udon. Stir fried udon…
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    The Eat More Food Project

  • Crockpot Thai Sweet Chili Ribs

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I love ribs. Up until I ran across Steamy Kitchen’s Thai Sweet Chili Ribs recipe, I had only ever had them slathered in BBQ sauce. Jaden’s recipe is an amazing twist! I’ve adapted her recipe by adding sriracha and bbq rub to take the flavor up a few notches and also modified it to be made primarily in a crockpot and then quickly broiled in the oven. You’ll need: 3.5 lb pork loin baby back ribs 1 tbsp sriracha 2 tbsp bbq rub (I use Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub) 2 tbsp thai sweet chili sauce (I use A Taste of Thai brand) Get out your slab of baby back ribs. Flip it…
  • Damn Fine Chicken

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever had a dish that was so incredibly good, but you couldn’t figure out why? Something that looked totally ordinary, but tasted absolutely extraordinary? The first time that happened to me was during a business lunch at a Japanese restaurant. I ordered some sea bass and it arrived with a nice sear and was served with some wasabi mashed potatoes. I took one bite of the bass and just stared at my plate. Why on earth was on this piece of fish so good?! It tasted so sweet, but also really earthy and the meat was so tender and juicy even though it had a dark crust on the outside. I…
  • Cheese Crust Pizza

    8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I made this pizza a while ago and, while it is excellent, I really hesitated to put it on the blog. Part of why I started the blog was because I want to eat more whole ingredients and discover new ingredients and just revamp my eating habits. So I get a little anxious if I start eating too many “lookalike” foods that just swap out certain ingredients. I don’t want to be eating a different kind of pizza, I want to move away from eating pizza in general and expand my knowledge of other foods and flavors. You know? And now that I’ve said that, here is a recipe for a low…
  • Thai Style Beef Salad

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Let us pretend that I’m not completely running out of ideas for these intro photo badges. I mean, you HAVE to try this recipe. It’s postively . . . celestial. Okay, moving right along. Prior to a couple of years ago, most of my exposure to Thai food was limited to curries and noodle dishes. One day we were dead tired after work and looking for something to order outside of the typical Chinese or pizza. We found a Thai place that delivered and ordered a few meaty sounding salads, including a version of this called yum nua. Since that time, I’ve seen this made several…
  • Sausage Peppers and Onions

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I adore Italian food – pizza, pasta, sausage and peppers, garlic knots, you name it! During college, my family went on a trip to Rome. I spent most of the time leading up to the trip mapping out the location of restaurants near our hotel, that’s how excited I was to eat authentic Italian food. I imagined it would be like New York City food-wise, only with everyone speaking Italian. Imagine my surprise when I first laid eyes on a piece of Roman pizza. I was baffled to see that pizza in Rome was served in a square shape and eaten like a sandwich with two slices stacked on top of…
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  • No Stress Midweek Meal Plan

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
  • How to Bake Courgettes in the Oven

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Courgettes (or zucchinis as our friends in the USA call them) are easily prepared and full of health properties, whether it’s helping to prevent colon cancer or to sharpen our eyesight. Random fact of the day is that courgettes are actually a fruit because they contain seeds. Not sure if I’d add them to my strawberry and peach fruit salad.As they are available all the year round (locally grown during the summer and imported during the winter) it makes good sense to know how to cook them and there is no easier option than to bake courgettes in the oven.Unfortunately courgettes are quite…
  • Eat Your Way to Better Skin

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Would you believe me if I said you could eat your way out of zits, spots, wrinkles and crows feet? it helps if you have ‘good skin’ genes, but as with all organs in the body, the skin responds best when the right foods are consumed regularly.Follow my HEALTHY SKIN foods below and give glowing and clear skin a better shot:H is for Healthy oils and wHolegrainsHealthy oils like Omega 3 (an essential fatty acid) helps reduce the risk of skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, eczema and the more serious condition, Psoriasis. According to Nicholas V. Perricone, MD author of The Wrinkle Cure,…
  • Summer Holiday Meal Plan

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
  • 14 Must Know Recipes For Every Household

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    What’s on your list of essential recipes? Recipes that the family love, recipes that can be cooked with your eyes closed, recipes that are regularly used in the weekly meal plan and recipes that spell out health. Does your list include a good variety of ingredients and healthy cooking methods and are they served loaded with vegetables or salads.These are mine:1. Burger (with or without a bun)Burgers are very much part of the modern family dinner tables. And our home is no exception. This recipe is one we all love. The lime pairs well with the heat of the chili. However the important element…
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