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    edjusted
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    We all love ramen, but how much do you love gyoza? Do you love it enough to plop your cell phone in your gyoza dish?Do you love gyoza enough to put them all over your iPhone?Thanks to Hamee, you can do *both*, with their new gyoza cell phone stand and iPhone case (for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus).Too bad it’s only available in Japan…at least for now…via Akihabara News. Tags: ramen news
  • Cranberry Orange Braided Bread

    The Italian Dish
    [Elaine]
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
      I love making these kinds of breakfast breads, leaving them on the kitchen counter and letting everyone nibble on them for a couple of days.  These breads really are not hard to make -... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • This Soup’s for You!

    Cooking with Friends Blog
    ajbermack@msn.com
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    With the recent transformation of my daughter from carnivore to vegetarian, my cooking challenges have suddenly become a whole lot more interesting. My skirt steak loving and lovely daughter Sofia is now a vegetarian and there’s no stopping her.
  • Fun with Garnishes

    Amateur Gourmet
    Adam Roberts
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Something that annoys me about the food world is the notion of a dish or an ingredient being dated. “Sun-dried tomatoes are so 1986,” some pretentious food person might say. Really? Well I really love them, especially in Cavatappi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes which doesn’t taste like 1986 to me, it just tastes good. And I suppose there’s a similar notion that garnishes–big gestural ones–are passé. It’s a shame, though, because–as I’ve discovered recently–garnishes can be a lot of fun, especially when they enhance whatever dish…
  • Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Langhe Nebbiolo

    NYT > Food
    By ERIC ASIMOV
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    The wine comes from the same general area as Barolo and Barbaresco, but it is usually softer and more accessible.
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    Amateur Gourmet

  • Fun with Garnishes

    Adam Roberts
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Something that annoys me about the food world is the notion of a dish or an ingredient being dated. “Sun-dried tomatoes are so 1986,” some pretentious food person might say. Really? Well I really love them, especially in Cavatappi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes which doesn’t taste like 1986 to me, it just tastes good. And I suppose there’s a similar notion that garnishes–big gestural ones–are passé. It’s a shame, though, because–as I’ve discovered recently–garnishes can be a lot of fun, especially when they enhance whatever dish…
  • Slow-Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt and Quick-Preserved Lemons

    Adam Roberts
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:15 pm
    It’s one thing to ask a friend for a recipe, it’s another thing to pilfer their signature dish. For the past few years, my friend Diana has dazzled dinner guests with her take on Suzanne Goin’s Slow-Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt; a recipe that you won’t find in any of Goin’s cookbooks but, rather weirdly, on the Hollywood Bowl website. It’s such a winning dinner party dish because you get to serve fish to any number of people without having to stress; the slow-cooking in the oven guarantees a moist interior and also ensures that all of the fillets…
  • Carrot Top, Fennel Frond Pesto

    Adam Roberts
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Today’s my blog’s 11th birthday. I was going to do a post about that, but there’s really not much to say that I didn’t already say last year (see: Ten Years a Food Blogger). So instead of a navel-gazing post, here’s a produce-maximizing post. It’s a post that came about through necessity. See, my CSA came this weekend, and after I unpacked it, I was a little angry. Look at the photo above: there were 4 or 5 dinky carrots attached to a huge mound of carrot greens. And a fine bulb of fennel attached to so many wisps of fennel fronds, it looked like Rapunzel.
  • New Year’s Pavlova

    Adam Roberts
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    On New Year’s Eve, I cooked for some friends and realized that dessert needed to be on the lighter end of things, because who wants to go out to New Year’s parties feeling all weighed down with chocolate and butter, etc. etc.? That’s how I came up with Pavlova, something that I’d only really made once before (actually twice) but never served to guests because it always seemed so delicate and ephemeral and kind of risky. But a risky dessert on New Year’s Eve is a good way to kick off the new year: taking chances, living on the edge, whipping egg whites. So I got…
  • My Favorite Food Moments of 2014

    Adam Roberts
    23 Dec 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Life came at us like a Roman chariot race this year, and what a year it was. Craig’s movie The Skeleton Twins premiered at Sundance in January, and since then it’s taken us all around the world–me as far as Edinburgh and Berlin, Craig as far as Hong Kong–and even now our lives still feel like they’re moving at warp speed. That said, I always enjoy these moments in December when I can look back on the year that was and soak it all in. Normally, I do a ranking of the Best Things That I Cooked and The Best Things That I Ate, but this year I’m just choosing ten…
 
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    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking

  • Slow Cooker Bone Broth – Asian Style

    Jaden
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:23 pm
    In Asian culture, soups and broths are part of everyday meals. A traditional Japanese breakfast would include a bowl of Miso Soup to warm the body. Chinese restaurants feature a long list of house soups, from an appetite stimulating Hot and Sour Soup to even a light broth served after dinner to cleanse the palate and complete the meal. Growing up, Mom always had soup simmering on the stove. Every night, without doubt, there was a Chinese style soup on the table. I remember saving the soup for last, as a ritual to conclude a delightful home-cooked meal. I’ve tried to emulate Mom, but…
  • Giveaway: Puracy Housewarming Bundle

    steamykitchen
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Are giveaways running or loading slowly for you? Some users have reported success with clearing their browser cache and reloading the pages. It’s easy to assume that the cleaning products that we use at home eeryday are safe. When we go to the supermarket to pick up, say, a bottle of dishwashing soap we expect one thing from it: TO CLEAN! Well, surprise, suprise! Did you know that a good lot of them are actually frighteningly toxic to your family’s health? In fact, in 2000, cleaning products were responsible for nearly 10% of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control…
  • Giveaway: The Air Dock 2.0

    steamykitchen
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Are giveaways running or loading slowly for you? Some users have reported success with clearing their browser cache and reloading the pages.The most convenient way to charge your mobile device in your car. The Air Dock is a wireless charging station for your mobile device. Simply place your device onto the Air Dock to wirelessly charge! How does it work? The Air Dock is a wireless car charger and dock for smartphones and tablets that are equipped with Qi inductive charging technology, which creates an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects, such as your device and The…
  • Giveaway: Crisp™ Cooking Tools

    steamykitchen
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:58 am
    Are giveaways running or loading slowly for you? Some users have reported success with clearing their browser cache and reloading the pages.I’m not 100% certain when I say this but I think only people who have been cooking for a long time know the difference between great cooking tools and not-so-great ones. Say, a peeler or a knife, for example. To most people, a peeler is just a peeler. You go to the store and pick up the first one that you see, not giving it a second thought and you go home feeling accomplished. Well, I’m sorry to have to be the one to tell y’all this…
  • Giveaway: Baking Chez Moi Cookbook by Dorie Greenspan

    Jaden
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    Are giveaways running or loading slowly for you? Some users have reported success with clearing their browser cache and reloading the pages. We love this book from Dorie Greenspan! Book description from Amazon.com: “A “culinary guru” and author of the award-winning Around My French Table and Baking: From My Home to Yours returns with an exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs With her groundbreaking bestseller Around My French Table, Dorie Greenspan changed the way we view French food. Now, in Baking Chez Moi, she explores the fascinating world of…
 
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    Culinary Media Network | Gilded Fork

  • Ginger & Honey Crème Brûlée

    info@culinarymedianetwork.com (Culinary Media Network)
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Something magical happens to the ginger when it is infused into the cream and baked with the honey in the custard.  The flavor is sweet, without being cloying, and the ginger on the afterpalate is divine.  Ultra rich and creamy thick, this is the very definition of elegance and indulgence. Makes eight (8) 4- to 6-ounce servings Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh peeled ginger, coarsely chopped 4 cups of heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoon wildflower honey 12 egg yolks Preparation Preheat the oven to 325 F.  Place the ramekins for the crème brûlée in a deep baking pan, making sure the…
  • Rosemary & Honey Roasted Pears

    info@culinarymedianetwork.com (Culinary Media Network)
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to simple desserts, there are few things as comforting and satisfying as warm pears. Don’t be deceived by the simplicity of this recipe; treated to a simple roasting, this is an elegant and flavorful way to enjoy them. Fragrant sprigs of sweet rosemary add a wonderful, yet unusually aromatic and peppery flavor to an otherwise ordinary dessert. This is also a perfect dessert for effortless entertaining — just prepare ahead of time and pop into the oven to roast while enjoying your main course. Buy firm pears, as they maintain their shape best with heat. 6 servings…
  • Lavender & Honey Roasted Chicken

    info@culinarymedianetwork.com (Culinary Media Network)
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    This marinade is great for roasted chicken, duck, hens, or any poultry.  The sweetness of the honey and balsamic vinegar bring out the aroma of the lavender, and create a lovely brown glaze on the bird.  You may also use this as a glaze for grilling chicken pieces, but be sure to baste it near the end of the cooking time to ensure that the glaze doesn’t burn. Makes about 1 cup of marinade Ingredients 1 tablespoon thyme 1 tablespoon rosemary 1 teaspoon lavender ½ cup honey 1 ½ teaspoons marjoram 1 garlic clove, minced 1 shallot, minced ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar Whole chicken, chicken…
  • Persian Honey Almond Brittle

    info@culinarymedianetwork.com (Culinary Media Network)
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    These tasty candies, called Sohan Asal in Farsi, are a traditional sweet in Iran.  The honey, saffron and rose water all conspire to make this seemingly simple candy an alluring, exotic temptation to bring you back to the cradle of civilization. 24 small pieces Ingredients 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons honey 4 tablespoons corn oil 1 ½ cups unsalted slivered blanched almonds ¼ teaspoon ground saffron 2 tablespoons rose water 4 tablespoons unsalted chopped pistachios, for garnish [Chef’s Note: Rose water, pistachios and saffron are all traditional staple ingredients in the Persian Kitchen. If…
  • Honey Soufflé with Earl Gray Anglaise

    info@culinarymedianetwork.com (Culinary Media Network)
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Ethereally delicate, soufflés carry a dramatic mystique that marvels and captivates just about any diner. As temperamental as they seem, soufflés are actually quite a simple, forgiving and playful pursuit. Consisting of only two components – a base (most often a pastry cream, purée or béchamel) suspended in a stiff meringue – a soufflé rises into an impossibly light, fluffy custard with a melting texture as it bakes. Warm and uniquely comforting, this honey soufflé alone is breathtaking, but the Earl Gray anglaise is a charming match for it. Contrary to the popular assumption that…
 
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    Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes

  • Roasted Shrimp Scampi

    Rasa Malaysia
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Roasted Shrimp Scampi - the easiest and BEST roasted shrimp scampi ever. 5 mins to prep, 5 mins in the oven and dinner is ready for the entire family. The post Roasted Shrimp Scampi appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Crock Pot Honey Sesame Pulled Pork

    Rasa Malaysia
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Crock Pot Honey Sesame Pulled Pork - the easiest and best pulled pork recipe made with a crock pot or slow cooker, in an amazing honey sesame sauce. The post Crock Pot Honey Sesame Pulled Pork appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Crock Pot Chicken Adobo

    Rasa Malaysia
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Crock Pot Chicken Adobo - the best and easiest chicken adobo in a crock pot. Just add the chicken, garlic and seasonings and dinner will be ready. The post Crock Pot Chicken Adobo appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Scallion Oil Noodles

    Rasa Malaysia
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Scallion Oil Noodles - 3-ingredient noodles with aromatic scallion oil. So easy, delicious and takes only 15 mins | rasamalaysia.com The post Scallion Oil Noodles appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Crock Pot Asian Beef Stew

    Rasa Malaysia
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    Crock Pot Asian Beef Stew - easy Asian beef stew in a crock pot. Quick and delicious one pot meal that you can make for the entire family. The post Crock Pot Asian Beef Stew appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
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    101 Cookbooks

  • January Cleanses & Detoxes

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

    Heidi Swanson
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:34 pm
    You are looking at the simplest of carrot soups. One I love, in part, because it's an example of how a beautiful meal can come together with a bit of care, and an impossibly short list of ingredients. Carrots and onion form the base, which is spiked with dollop of red curry paste, and then pureed into silky oblivion. Once pureed, you can flare it out with whatever you have on hand for the toppings. This is a soup we make often, and it was my special request after a tooth extraction this week. I'm short one wisdom tooth thanks to a brawny, bee-keeping oral surgeon, and I ate a lot of this soup…
  • Ayocote Bean & Mushroom Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo writes one of my favorite newsletters. For those of you who don't know Steve, you've likely encountered his beautiful heirloom beans, they're celebrated by some of the country's best chefs, and fanatically embraced by just about every great cook I know. If not, you're in for a treat. Cooking my way through Steve's beans over the years has been a grand culinary adventure - one I hope to continue for many more years - and I like to look to the Rancho Gordo newsletter for ideas. I always find myself wishing other businesses would take inspiration from newsletters like…
  • Rye Crepes

    Heidi Swanson
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The new year is here, and so far it has been crisp air, clear skies, thickest softest sweaters, afternoon reads, and big stews. We made crepes New Years Eve, and celebrated fresh starts, optimism, and our hopes for the coming months - a simple night of sparkling wine, crepes, and a far-away view of the downtown fireworks. A drive north for a quick escape over the weekend was all about big coastal vistas, antique store treasures, full moons, and sea air. I'm looking forward to more of this sort of thing in 2015 - crepes, treasures, ocean horizons, and good health for all. The crepes, they're…
  • Lacinato Kale and Pecorino Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:15 pm
    UPS sent two U-Haul trucks on Tuesday to pick up the last of the QK holiday orders. We pack each box with a lot of love, then send them off with a kiss, and I catch myself in a cycle of reloading the tracking dashboard to see how they are progressing across the country. Thankfully some quiet and calm has descended in the days since, and I've spent much of the extended holiday weekend tidying, both at home and the studio. Bills are getting paid, emails returned, articles are being read, and books have now been picked up where I abandoned them. And, I've had a few nice culinary stints in the…
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    Dona Lupe's Kitchen

  • Family Base to the Rescue

    Gina Ruiz
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Disclosure: I am a member of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Program which gives me free access to mobile technology and other benefits.  The opinions expressed here are my own, as is the cursing and the Spanglish.  I am, as always myself. #VZWBuzz It happened quickly and I was completely unprepared. Potential disaster was glaring me in the face and I was almost overwhelmed with the shock of it. This is a techy kind of household. I always seem to have a new gadget or a phone to test laying around the house in addition to the three types of Kindle devices, desktop computer, laptop and Wii. So…
  • The Writing Life Made Easier with Droid Turbo

    Gina Ruiz
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Disclosure: I am a member of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Program which gives me free access to mobile technology and other benefits.  The opinions expressed here are my own, as is the cursing and the Spanglish.  I am, as always myself. #VZWBuzz   When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can. ~Samuel Lover, Handy Andy, 1842 I don’t remember when I first knew that I would be a writer, but it seems I was born with a pencil in my hand. My father once told me…
  • Sugar Cookie Ornaments & the Scents of Christmas Past

    Gina Ruiz
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:47 pm
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Easy to find these great scents It’s the holiday season and we’re excited in my home. Southern California won’t have a white Christmas, but the spirit of the holidays is here. To get in the mood, we light Glade® Winter Collection scented candles. I was lucky enough to find the Glade® Winter Collection at our local Ralph’s Grocery in Glendale. The display was set up just as we walked in, making it hard to miss amidst the madness of holiday shopping. You can save on Glade® …
  • Pasta, Animated via Droid

    Gina Ruiz
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Disclosure: I am a member of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Program which gives me free access to mobile technology and other benefits.  The opinions expressed here are my own, as is the cursing and the Spanglish. I am, as always myself. #VZWBuzz I am amazed at the functionality of phones now. Seriously. Tomorrow I turn 53 years old (holy crap!) and I grew up with rotary phones, graduated to push buttons, walked around with a BIG ASS mobile phone looking like a complete dork, stumbled into those original heavy-duty Blackberry’s and Palm Pilots. The changes, strides and advances in our now…
  • Bordeaux Wines for the Holidays

    Gina Ruiz
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    I’m working on my holiday menus and checking out some wine from Bordeaux What are you drinking for the holidays?
 
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    SimplyRecipes.com

  • Cheesy Bread

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

    Elise
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    One of my favorite comforting soups is Mexican chicken posole, with a hominy-rich chicken broth, chunks of chicken, and heaped with toppings. And as anyone who loves posole knows, it’s all about the toppings—avocados, cabbage, radishes, cilantro, Mexican cheese. So why not turn those into a salad? Continue reading "Chicken Posole Salad" »
  • Potato Skins

    Elise
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    There is nothing like a plate full of crispy potato skins, filled with melty cheddar cheese, and topped with bacon bits, sour cream and green onions. Continue reading "Potato Skins" »
  • Pickled Beets

    Elise
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Beets are a weekly ritual around here. Usually we boil them and toss them in a sweet sour vinaigrette and keep them in the refrigerator to eat all week. The vinegar in the dressing “pickles” the beets, helping them last longer in the fridge. Continue reading "Pickled Beets" »
  • Bourbon Maple Glazed Chicken Wings

    Elise
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:11 pm
    These are sticky. These are messy. These are the best darn chicken wings I’ve ever had. As in keep them away from me or I’ll eat them all. As in protect your wings or I’ll take them when you’re not looking. As in you’ll need more napkins because these wings really are finger-licking awesome. Continue reading "Bourbon Maple Glazed Chicken Wings" »
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    Food & Wine: Articles

  • Indulge in Napa Valley Restaurant Month

    8 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Photo Courtesy of Napa Valley As some of the Napa Valley's finest eateries re-vamp in January 2015, Napa Valley Restaurant Month has moved to February, and with it comes an incredible selection of special culinary offerings that reflect the season and only happen once a year. Come sip, sup and savor the valley's finest cuisine and wines throughout February 2015. The Napa Valley offers more Michelin-star rated restaurants per capita than any other wine region in the world and ...
  • Find the Right Wine for the Holidays With Gnarly Head

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Photo Courtesy of the Gnarly Head The Office Party Show your boss you have finesse, strength, and the ability to multitask with a bottle of Gnarly Head Authentic Red. The juicy core of lush blackberry, plum, and black cherry flavors layered with spice and chocolate make it complex, yet delicious. A blend based on Zinfandel grown on some of the oldest vines in California, Syrah, and Merlot with a splash of Malbec, this wine is the result of creativity and experience The Cookie...
  • Kate Krader's Year of Awesome Eating

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    In this Article Bergen Hill Edible Schoolyard NYC Questlove Salon WD-50 Fête Blackberry Farm Southern Picnic in Aspen Petit Trois Modern Chinese at Next Ivan Ramen Epiphany Photo © Peter Bagi January: A New Brooklyn Hangout A small seafood bar with a great playlist becomes my go-to spot When I lived in Brooklyn, I spent most of my time eating in Manhattan. Then a little place called...
  • The Art of Crafting Authentic Jamaican Rum

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Photo Courtesy of Appleton THE HISTORY Rum is the pride of Jamaica, and an integral part of the Jamaican economy —Jamaica was the first country to produce the spirit commercially. The Appleton Estate is Jamaica's oldest continuously operating sugar estate and distillery, dating back at least to 1749. But the Estate's history may date back as far as 1655, when England took power of Jamaica from Spain. It's believed that Frances Dickinson — whose descendants are the earliest kn...
  • City Guide: Rouen, France

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Photo Courtesy of Christiane Lemieux The City Rouen is one of my favorite destinations in France. It is the capital of Normandy and has been claimed by some to be the birthplace of Impressionism. As a student of Art History, I can't resist a stop at Monet's gorgeous home in Giverny, which is on the road between Rouen and Paris. Impressionist painters from Monet to Gaugin and Pisarro flocked to Rouen from Paris for the gorgeous light and change of scenery. To this day, Monet’s ...
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    Portland Oregon Food and Drink

  • Boxer Ramen to Offer Free Bowl Ramen at New Alberta St. Location

    PDX Food Dude
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Boxer Ramen will be opening a second location on NE Alberta on January 22nd FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Boxer Ramen is opening the doors to a new restaurant in the heart of bustling Alberta Street, the second location for the highly-acclaimed ramen shop. The opening marks the expansion of the restaurant that has won the hearts of Portland noodle lovers, being named one of the 10 best noodle spots in the city. Slurp your way through the opening with a free small bowl of ramen on Thursday, January 22 from 5-9pm. “We’re so excited to bring Boxer Ramen to the Alberta District,” said Katie…
  • Hood River’s Nora’s Table Restaurant Sold

    PDX Food Dude
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:46 pm
    For those of you who wander out to Hood River now and then, an interesting piece of news. The popular stop, Nora’s Table has been sold. The owners announced yesterday that it had been purchased by chef Roman Deingruber and wife Amy Kaefer. They take ownership on February 7th. Deingruber is is a native of the Czech Republic, where he studied culinary arts. His experience includes nine years managing both Café Gitane and Bread Restaurants in New York. He then managed the kitchen of the well-regarded Los Angeles restaurant Gjelina, which Los Angeles magazine named “One of the 99…
  • Portland Culinary Alliance and Oregon Culinary Institute Fundraiser

    PDX Food Dude
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Brunch with Benefits: A Fundraiser for The Curriculum of Cuisine This is a great benefit, and the price is a steal! The four-course gourmet brunch will be served family style and feature some of Portland’s culinary stars including: Scott Dolich, Bent Brick Alissa Frice, Frice Pastry Emily Kohlhepp, Gruner Eve DeNies, Trifecta Tavern and Bakery Lisa Schroeder, Mother’s Bistro Brian Flick, Pitch Dark Chocolate Amelia Lane and Matthew Barbee, Perfect Bake Anh Luu, Tapalaya One drink ticket included in ticket price. Cocktails include mimosas and michelados. Date/Time: Sunday, Jan.
  • Sunday School Nights at the Bent Brick

    PDX Food Dude
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Chitarra Production at the Bent Brick The good folks at The Bent Brick are starting a Sunday School Nights program, with 10% of all sales from the day being donated to a public school. This includes proceeds from the happy hour which runs all evening – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Woodlawn School is the first jumping on board, but they are looking for more! The schools can contact Anna Josephsonanna@thebentbrick.comfor more information. Follow@TheBentBrickon social media for upcoming Sunday School Nights as we schedule them.   This post appeared first on Portland Oregon Food and Drink,…
  • Catching up: PDX Food News for January 13th

    PDX Food Dude
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Chef Adam Kaplan is joining the owners of the Aalto Lounge to take over the former Hoda’s space in Beaumont. According to Eater, the restaurant called Bang Bang will include a full bar, and will feature Thai curries and drinking snacks. Kaplan, who was the chef at Genoa (before it closed the first time in 2008) as well as the Uptown Billiards Club and an instructor at In Good Taste, says the rest of the menu’s salads, snacks, wings, and skewers will be grounded in Southeast Asian flavors from Thailand and Vietnam. The curries will be classics like red, green, panang, and…
 
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    Start Cooking

  • Santa Fe Chili

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Santa Fe chili is a classic recipe. Learn how to make your own Santa Fe chili with this simple step-by-step video.
  • Baked Cod and Microwave Salmon

    7 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Two great ways to make a tasty fish dinner with almost no preparation at all.
  • Nutella Crepes

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Are you having people over for brunch? Watch this startcooking recipe video to learn how to make Nutella crepes. They are easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. You cannot go wrong with crepes and Nutella. Enjoy!
  • Rudolf’s Christmas Cookies

    7 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The holiday season is here - time for Christmas cookies. This recipe video shows you how to make these special treats. They remind me of Rudolf and so I thought I would call them Rudolf's Christmas Cookies. I hope you like them. Enjoy!
  • Roasted Chicken

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It may seem daunting, but with this simple recipe, you CAN roast a chicken!
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    the ramen blog & other goodies! » the ramen blog & other goodies! | the ramen blog & other goodies!

  • *someone* has to plow the snow…

    edjusted
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:49 pm
    I love this pic.via Nothing To Do With Arbroath Tags: ramen tidbits
  • start the new year right, with ramen!

    edjusted
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Itching to buy stuff with your Holiday money? Yeah, us too!Fake Food Hatanaka has some really interesting and cool food jewelry and accessories, including various ramen straps and even…naruto patches?!?Or maybe you’d rather have a ramen ring or keychain?How about a great cookbook by Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen fame (it’s actually also an autobiography of sorts. I highly recommend it!)And finally, what kitchen would be complete without an automated noodle maker?via Boing Boing, Popsugar & Akihabara News Tags: ramen news
  • gyoza gyoza gyoza!

    edjusted
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    We all love ramen, but how much do you love gyoza? Do you love it enough to plop your cell phone in your gyoza dish?Do you love gyoza enough to put them all over your iPhone?Thanks to Hamee, you can do *both*, with their new gyoza cell phone stand and iPhone case (for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus).Too bad it’s only available in Japan…at least for now…via Akihabara News. Tags: ramen news
  • 3-second fried shrimp

    edjusted
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Yes, I would love to try this on my ramen, please. I wonder if this would work with chashu?via Tags: ramen tidbits
  • ready for ramen…pizza?

    edjusted
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Post by Redneck Repairs.Thanks “Hoof”! Tags: ramen tidbits
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    NPR: Food

  • Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

    Eliza Barclay
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.» E-Mail This
  • Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

    Maria Godoy
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.» E-Mail This
  • Live, From Iceland: It's A Hamburger

    Bill Chappell
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    They call it "The last McDonald's hamburger in Iceland." Purchased more than five years ago, it has been displayed in the Na­tional Museum of Iceland. Now it has its own webcam.» E-Mail This
  • Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

    Cassandra Profita
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.» E-Mail This
  • Watch 'Bob's Burgers'? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

    Poncie Rutsch
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    What happens when you try to make a burger out of a pun? One blog, two years, and dozens of recipes later, millions of fans can now cook up their very own Bob's burgers.» E-Mail This
 
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    Vegan Bits

  • Millennium Restaurant in SF Closing

    Lane
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Most people LOVE Millennium in SF. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion... I took Jane there for her birthday last year. We both were quite disappointed. Today, Millennium announced that they will be closing their restaurant in April as their lease is expiring and the new owners are not interested in having Millennium as a tenant […]
  • How do I become vegan?

    Lane
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    I've heard from many people motivated to become vegan by animal welfare issues. Health and the environment are other reasons to discuss, but this week, about halfway through my month chronicling my vegan ways, I’m going to turn to some practicalities. Just how hard is it to become a vegan? If you’re new to it, […]
  • Vromage Shop

    Lane
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    This is a vegan mozzarella and tomato hero. This is vegan goat chive cheese. Do I have your attention? There is a new vromage shop in Los Angeles. Vromage, get it? Fromage, French for cheese, but the V is for vegan. A vegan cheese shop. For those of you who aren't in LA, Vromage will […]
  • Oatmeal every day….

    Lane
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Eating a small bowl of oatmeal may be the secret to a longer life, a large new study suggests. Harvard University researchers reviewed two large studies that followed more than 100,000 people who were periodically quizzed about what they ate and how they lived for more than 14 years. It turns out the folks who […]
  • Veganuary

    Lane
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:13 pm
      A global campaign known as Veganuary asks people to make a New Year’s pledge to give up all meat, eggs and dairy for the entire month of January. The movement is the brainchild of British husband and wife team Matthew Glover and Jane Land. Inspired by Movember, a viral campaign that asks men to […]
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    Average Betty

  • LIL BALLS #DeflateGate

    Sara O'Donnell
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    One can only dream of a wardrobe malfunction during Katy Perry's halftime show. That's why I'm celebrating #DeflateGate at my Super Bowl party with LIL BALLS The post LIL BALLS #DeflateGate appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Lil Balls Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lil Balls are a crowd pleasing appetizer that freeze perfectly for when unexpected guests pop by. But why are they called Lil Balls? The post Lil Balls Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Potato Skins – Three Ways! Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Potato Skins are as steeped in sports history as the Super Bowl itself. And don't get me wrong, I love a cheesy, bacony The post Potato Skins – Three Ways! Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Potato Skins Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    Potato Skins are great anytime, but especially when your living room is crowded with hungry, beer-filled friends and family drooling at the sight of multi-million dollar burger commercials The post Potato Skins Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • How to Make Buttermilk Scones Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    Here's a classic, tender scone recipe that you can transform to fit your tastes. Blueberry? Cranberry? Chocolate Chips? It's up to you The post How to Make Buttermilk Scones Video appeared first on Average Betty.
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    Red Cook

  • Hot Pot for the Non-Blizzard of 2015

    Kian Lam Kho
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of New York City,” and governor Andrew M. Cuomo said, “This is going to be a blizzard. It is a serious blizzard. It should not be taken lightly.” The national media, which is centered in New York City, was calling this Snowmageddon 2015 or Snowpocalypse 2015. The subway in the city was shut down and a travel ban was imposed overnight on Monday of January 26th. That was the kind of caution and hype being doled out for an impending winter storm — our first major one of the season. I was quite excited by the…
  • Christmas Turkey Chinese Style

    Kian Lam Kho
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    When it comes to holiday celebrations, Warren and I are traditionalists. For Thanksgiving, a New England turkey dinner, accompanied by oyster stuffing, pan gravy, mashed potato and orange cranberry sauce, is the undeviating menu. For Christmas a prime rib roast or a ham would be added as we host a larger crowd. Lately though, there’s been grumbling by the family that we should be more modern and innovative with our Christmas dinner. But how does one inject creativity into a classic Christmas dinner? I decided to search for an answer in my Chinese cooking tradition.
  • What’s This Fried Milk Custard?

    Kian Lam Kho
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    In Singapore during the 1960’s, drinking milk meant reconstituting white powdery dried milk that came in a large can. The powder needed to be dissolved in hot water, and no matter how vigorously it’s stirred, the result was always slightly gritty with a rather bland taste. “Fresh” milk, which came in a triangular pyramid-shaped paper carton, was expensive and only available in the few exclusive supermarkets. I remember its taste was closer to what we now get in an UHT milk rather than the fresher taste of U.S. milk. It was considered a luxury and we would indulge only occasionally.
  • The Busy Wooden Horse

    Kian Lam Kho
    3 Feb 2014 | 3:10 pm
    My Chinese zodiac sign is the wooden horse, and since this is the year of the wooden horse I’m not surprised I’m starting out the year with a busy schedule. For the first time in a very long while, I did not make a family Chinese New Year dinner at home. But I do have very good reasons for this lapse. First of all I’ve been busy with the manuscript for my upcoming book, which is now due in the spring that I was supposed to have completed last fall. Then I was asked by my very good friends Amy and Romy at Purple Yam restaurant in Brooklyn to help them develop a Chinese New Year menu for…
  • Duck, Duck, Bao

    Kian Lam Kho
    13 Jan 2014 | 11:32 am
    When my brother got married in Singapore more than two decades ago, the wedding banquet included a braised wild duck dish. As a city state Singapore does not produce much of its food, never mind finding wild ducks. So the banquet chef at the restaurant provisioned imported wild ducks from Germany. In order to show evidence that the ducks were in fact wild, I remembered the chef showing us bullets left in the duck before butchering and cooking them. That was my first encounter with wild fowl.
 
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    Coconut & Lime // Rachel Rappaport

  • Broccoli Green, Beet Green and Mushroom Sauté

    Rachel Rappaport
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:1/2 cup bread crumbs or matzo meal, toasted1 bunch broccoli greens, chopped1 bunch beet greens, choppedstems from 1 bunch beet greens, diced8 oz sliced crimini mushrooms1 shallot, minced2 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon olive oilsaltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the shallot, stems, mushrooms and garlic and saute until the shallot and mushrooms have oftened. Add the greens saute until the greens have wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Serve immediately. My thoughts:Broccoli farmers must be pretty clever.
  • Chorizo Tacos with Mushrooms, Zucchini and Potatoes

    Rachel Rappaport
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients: 2 lb Mexican chorizo (casings removed)1 large onion, diced4 cloves garlic, minced3 serrano peppers, diced8 oz crimini mushrooms, diced1 small zucchini, diced4 cups diced Russet potato, parboiled1/2 cup waterto serve:warm tortillas (corn or flour)favorite taco toppings (tomatoes, salsa, avocado, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, crema etc)Directions:Saute the meat in a nonstick skillet, breaking up any chunks with a spoon. When nearly fully browned, drain off any excess fat. In a second skillet, cook the remaining ingredients EXCEPT water until the potatoes, zucchini and onions…
  • Sugar Snap Peas with Light Peanut Sauce

    Rachel Rappaport
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:sauce:1/2 cup water1/4 cup mirin1/4 cup lightly salted roasted peanuts*1 tablespoon fish sauce1 tablespoon dark sesame oil1/2 tablespoon minced ginger2 cloves garlicother:1 lb sugar snap peas1/2 cup waterDirections:In a mixer, pulse all sauce ingredients until very smooth. If using a VitaMix or other powerful blender, continue mix on high until the mixture is hot. Steam will come out of the top when you remove the lid, about 1-2 minutes. Allow to cool. Place the peas and water in a small pot. Cover and bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the peas are bright green.
  • Indian Spiced "Popcorn" Cauliflower

    Rachel Rappaport
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets2/3 cup panko1 teaspoon garam masala1/2 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon Indian chili powdersea saltfreshly ground black pepper2 eggs, beatenDirections:Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with foil.Place the cauliflower in a small bowl. Pour the beaten eggs over the cauliflower and toss to thoroughly coat. Set aside.In a small bowl, whisk together the panko and spices. Dredge the cauliflower in the panko mixture and arrange in a single layer on the lined baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until crisp.My thoughts:I got this neat Indian…
  • Turkey Kale Stuffing Bake

    Rachel Rappaport
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:12 oz soft potato bread cubes*1 1/4 lb boneless turkey breast cutlets, cubed1 cup turkey or chicken stock1 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 large onion, diced3 stalks celery, diced1 bunch lacinato kale1/4 teaspoon celery seed1/2 teaspoon marjoram1/2 teaspoon oregano1/4 teaspoon celery seedsea saltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400.Heat the butter and oil in a skillet. Saute the onion, kale and celery over very low heat until the kale is wilted, the onion is translucent and the celery is soft but…
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    Cooking with Anne

  • Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

    Anne Coleman
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Slow Cooker Orange ChickenIs there any better tool in a busy person's cooking arsenal than a slow cooker?  The best part about them is the fact that they can be used year-round, as well. If it's too hot to cook, pull out the slow cooker. If you want something warm and comforting in the cooler months ... the slow cooker is just the thing!With few ingredients and a very short prep time, this recipe is perfect for busy days. Throw everything in the slow cooker and go about your day. Using chicken thighs is a more affordable option than other chicken parts. The use of the slow cooker cuts…
  • Cheddar and Italian Cracker Snacks

    Anne Coleman
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Who remembers these? Way back in the 80's we were all making ranch flavored pretzel snacks and oyster cracker snacks for the holidays. Nothing new at all, but for this version I've changed up the flavor in a very delicious and slightly healthier way.In lieu of the usual amount of oil and packet of ranch dressing, I've used a packet of Italian dressing and a new and wonderful find, Cabot Cheddar Shake! Powdered Premium Cheddar Cheese. Wow, is this stuff ever good and addictive.We, of course, tried it first on popcorn and it took everything we had not to make bowl after bowl after bowl. After…
  • Butternut Squash, Potato and Cheddar Mash

    Anne Coleman
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    In my family we have mashed potato lovers and butternut squash lovers, and those who love both. This dual mash with sharp cheddar is so good you'll want to make it for more than just holidays. It's savory-sweet with a tang from sour cream and cheddar that just puts it over the top on flavor. Serve with your favorite protein and a heaping serving of green veggies.Butternut Squash, Potato and Cheddar MashServes 82 pounds potatoes - peeled, cubed and cooked until tender2 pounds butternut squash - peeled, seeded and roasted until soft1/2 cup milk1/2 cup sour cream1/2 stick butter1 Tablespoon…
  • Kids Quest at Sands Bethlehem Review and Giveaway

    Anne Coleman
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    We have a winner! With each comment given a number in the order in which they were received, the random number generator gave me #2, which is Bobbie Butz! Congratulations to our winner and thanks to all who entered.*Please note: This Giveaway is lightning fast! It will end on Thursday, December 4th at 11:59 PM EST so the winner will have time to use the Kids Quest Certificate. See instructions below.All Smiles at Kids Quest!I don't know about the rest of the parenting world, but for me the biggest obstacle in going out on dates has been childcare. There are many qualified sitters out there,…
  • Candy Acorns

    Anne Coleman
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Candy AcornsTwo favorite flavors, peanut butter and chocolate, combine in these adorable little acorn-shaped candies. They are a perfect complement to any autumn holiday table and fun for everyone when paired with real or artificial oak tree leaves.The amount of powdered sugar you need will depend on the humidity in the room and the texture of the peanut butter you use.Candy AcornsPrep Time 10 minutesCook Time 1 hour 15 minutesYields 48 candiesIngredients:3 to 4 cups powdered sugar2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips1 cup creamy peanut butter1 stick unsalted butter, softened1/2 teaspoon vanilla…
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    Cheese and Biscuits

  • The Art School, Liverpool

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    I'll let you into a little secret. Up until a few years ago, I operated a system on this blog I called 'Liverpool scoring'. Unwilling, due to residual Scouse pride, of being quite as brutal about places in my home town as those in the capital, I'd generally bump up the mark out of ten in Liverpool restaurant posts by a point or two - not enough to completely alter the thrust of the review, but just enough to take out a bit of the bite. I stopped doing this in 2012ish when I realised firstly that to be kinder on anywhere than it deserves is as patronising as it is unhelpful, and secondly that…
  • You Decide 2015

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    Well, it's that time of year again and a chance for you all to show your love and appreciation for my blog by deliberately sending me somewhere for a really miserable time. Last year, it was Frankie & Benny's, and I suppose the one tiny glimmer of relief this year is that the same place can't win twice. But never let it be said that London doesn't have more than its fair share of really desperately awful places to eat, so as ever, my fate is in your hands. I mean you could decide to send me to Le Gavroche or Alyn Williams at the Westbury? Wouldn't that be nice for a change? No? Oh, who am I…
  • Rabbit, Chelsea

    7 Jan 2015 | 4:09 am
    A quirky Modern British restaurant is probably the last thing you expect to find on the King's Road in Chelsea, but there it is anyway, looking right at home nestled in-between the Sloaney clothing shops and candle emporiums, largely because at first glance it looks like either a Sloaney clothing shop or an overpriced candle emporium. It's only when you look closely, spot the tables and chairs inside and the menu on the door that you realise it's not a rustic interiors shop or a branch of Cath Kidson but a restaurant. Some of the customers look slightly bewildered by the situation too, like…
  • Chifafa, Clerkenwell

    6 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    I had heard rumblings of appreciation about Chifafa, about how they were trying to do for the kebab what MeatLiquor did for the burger, about how they were making their own bread, pickling their own vegetables, and generally going about things in a way guaranteed to grab the attention of any overeager foodie (that would be me, then). And so when I made the trip myself and spotted a Big Green Egg lurking in the back of the Chifafa kitchens, I knew I was onto a good thing. Other than that Egg though (every home should have one) at first glance Chifafa doesn't look that much different from any…
  • Kitty Fisher's, Mayfair

    5 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    It's Christmas Eve (babe), and having being the only person stupid enough to fight my way into a deserted office to do a final morning of work before the Great Central London Shutdown, I thought I deserved a nice lunch. A little office Christmas party of my own, maybe, where I get to choose the venue, don't have to mark in a shared spreadsheet a preference for "turkey" or "mushroom", and doesn't end with anyone being sick in a bin. Well, that was the plan. First, the parts of the Cheese and Biscuits Office Christmas party that went to plan: 1) The venue - Kitty Fisher's in Shepherds Market,…
 
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    Fussy Eater

  • The Top 15 Posts of 2014

    4 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    Thank you as always for being a fan, for visiting, and for loving dessert as much as I do! This blog has always been a labor of love and while it has been a year of transition for me, writing here has always been a fun escape and provided much solace and comfort during the craziness.Also, did you know that THIS BLOG IS 10 YEARS OLD? Is it possible for a blog to apply for AARP membership?? We'll be celebrating this year by revisiting some favorite places and checking out new ones. More to come!For now, back to dessert. You voted with your visits!Some rights…
  • More Frozen Custard Options with BurgerFi

    23 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Were you aware that there are now at least three places you could get frozen custard in town? At least I've sampled the three I'm aware of (and if I'm missing any kindly drop me a clue). I haven't been to Abbott's Frozen Custard in awhile although I would love a revisit. I blogged a previous visit to Shake Shack and, coincidentally, this reminded me the most of tonight's visit to BurgerFi in West Roxbury.There are a number of similarities between Shake Shack and BurgerFi. Both use all natural ingredients.Both are from outside Massachusetts and use industrial design.Both serve good…
  • Market Basket I've Missed You and Your Baked Goods

    23 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Image SourceOh Market Basket, I am thrilled that you finally worked out your organizational kinks and stood by your workers. I am so glad these days are behind us.Image SourceLet's revisit shall we? CAKE.And of course I am most thrilled to have one of my favorite doughnuts back, a yellow cake perfection doused in powdered sugar and filled with vanilla cream frosting. Also your cheeseburger and fries for $2.99? ON IT.
  • What a Munchkin Aspires to: Sweet Potato Doughnuts at Bostonia Public House

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    You should definitely read Lisa Johnson's fabulous post on our lunch at Bostonia Public House. Here's a sneak peak of our sweet potato doughnuts:The doughnuts were served warm with vanilla glaze laced with cinnamon. Lisa described them as tasting like French toast. The natural sweetness from the sweet potato base made inside taste naturally sweet not just cakey like other doughnuts. We were served about 9 doughnuts so they were great for sharing. Read more about the rest of our experience here! Lunch at Bostonia Public House
  • Comfort Food with Stephen Colbert and Jamie Oliver

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    I need this book. Watching Stephen Colbert and Jamie Oliver dish over comfort food is kind of like watching carb prozac. Enjoy!The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook
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    Passport Delicious | Chicago Restaurant Blog | London Restaurant Blog and Reviews | Londonelicious

  • Don’t Worry, This Gratefulness Thing Will Be Over Tomorrow

    Krista
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Day #4! I’ve survived. So have you!!! Don’t worry…by the weekend, I’ll be back to my easily-annoyed self, especially when it comes to London restaurants. Maybe I’ll write about that next week. Easily Annoyed Week! (Maybe you can convince me otherwise.) But for now, let me tell you what else I’m grateful for while I’m still concentrating on this gratefulness thing. This Article about Snapchat in The New York Times: I thought Snapchat was for kids! I like reading something that inspires me to do something different. So I’ve downloaded Snapchat as a first step. We’ll see what…
  • I am Grateful that Bonapeti Sent Me a Box of Food When I was Hungry…

    Krista
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Gratefulness week, Day #3! I’m still feeling it, people. I get a lot of random emails via this blog, some more random than others. (No, I am not interested in advertising your online casino.) But every so often, the right pitch arrives on the right day. Here is the situation. Every so often, I work from home. And working from home is weird for me from a food standpoint. What do I do? Do I cook something? What if the phone rings? Do I go out for lunch? What if someone wants to talk to me on Lync (instant messenger). For a while, I was really into Waitrose and Marks & Spencer’s meals, but…
  • It’s Gratefulness Week Here at PassportDelicious…

    Krista
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:36 am
    Yes, I’m on a gratefulness kick these days. Let’s see how long it lasts. It’s Day 2! I’m optimistic. Today I would like to take the time to thank the London restaurant bloggers and other websites that have provided me with traffic over the last 12 months. Without you, well, I’d have no traffic. I’m grateful for you. I wish there were more people like you, especially these days when no one cares about blogs and sidebar links anymore. (We live in a “Twitter is the New RSS” world, my friends.) Thank you, those in this list, for being a friend. I appreciate it. (Although given…
  • Kouzu, London

    Krista
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    I am feeling grateful a lot these days. Lest I become one of those self-help blogs (not that there is anything wrong with them), I will leave that there and refrain from writing a post entitled “10 Reasons Why You Should Be Grateful Too.” Instead I will simply reflect, positively so, on the mindshifts I’ve been experiencing lately. Guys, I think I’m going to become a Buddhist. Who am I kidding? I don’t even know what being a Buddhist means means. I just know I like this guy, whom my friend Aileen introduced me to a couple of months ago. (She didn’t introduce him to me in person…
  • Where I’ve Been Eating in London Lately, Winter Edition

    Krista
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    #London from above A photo posted by Krista (@kristainlondon) on Jan 14, 2015 at 12:07pm PST Ah, how I admire the passion, enthusiasm and commitment of any new London restaurant blogger. “MUST GET TO NEW RESTAURANT IMMEDIATELY!!!” Me, I’m sitting in front of Netflix on a Friday night with a bottle of wine. Go out to eat on a Friday night? No thanks. Hummus and pretzels for dinner for me! (Penn State pretzels, sour cream and chive. My favorite.) Every so often, I do leave the house. And you know what? I’m feeling particularly generous in 2015. Life is good! Restaurants are good!
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    David Lebovitz

  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

    David
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    Sometimes when I write posts for the blog, I write so fast that my mind can barely keep up with my fingers. (Hence the occasional frequent typo.) Ideas fly into my head and I literally have to jump up from my chair and make them. Such was the case with this Dulce de Leche Cheesecake recipe, which combines two of everybody’s favorite things: cream cheese and dulce de leche. The French are fans of le Philadelphia, a catch-all word for cream cheese (just like we say Band-Aids and Kleenex, which are actually specific trademarks) and they are also fans of confiture de lait (milk jam), their…
  • Meeting the Producers and Cooks in Paris

    David
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    An anonymous SMS (text) popped up on the screen of my phone late Saturday afternoon, letting me know that there was a journée de rencontre les producteurs on the rue du Nil in Paris, where there would be wine and food, and a chance to meet the producteurs (producers). There was no name attached to it — someday, I will figure out how to sync my iPhone with my contact list so that it doesn’t lose contacts. But I presumed it wasn’t a trap (albeit a tasty one…) or anything. And since the street is known for great food shops that carefully source their ingredients, and…
  • Orange-Glazed Polenta Cake

    David
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    Apparently I’m not the only one who loves polenta cake. The Italians like it so much that it’s called Amor Polenta. Which means “Polenta Love.” Well, at least that’s what I thought it meant, because amour in French means “love.” And I assumed that it was the same in Italian. (Another reason for finally getting on that life-long ambition to live in Italy and learn Italian.) But for now, checking in an Italian dictionary, I found out that “amor” means “sake.” (As in, for the purpose of.) So I’m not sure how it got its name,…
  • La Tuile à Loup

    David
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    Zut! Just after I walked into La Tuile à Loup, the owner of the shop was presenting a customer with two cassoles that he’d retrieved from his store-room, to choose from. As the customer scrutinized each one, I also was eyeing them both longingly, with the same feeling that you get when you’re at a flea market and someone is holding something that you really, really want, and gently negotiating with the vendor. But there’s nothing you can do except wait for that precise moment when they set it back on the table and their hand unclenches the object. And it’s fair game,…
  • Cranberry-Glazed Meatballs

    David
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    It’s cranberry season! Well, it was back around the holidays a month or so ago. And now that it’s over, as much as I love cranberries, it’s hard to get people enthusiastic all over again. And that’s made even harder when you live in a place where cranberries don’t hold the same sway over Parisians, as they do with Americans. People often express dismay that expats exalt certain foods that “foodies” (which doesn’t have a translation in French) would otherwise find reprehensible, such as stuffing mix, canned pumpkin, and tinned cranberry sauce. (I…
 
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  • 6 Iconic Roast Chicken Recipes

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    In this week’s Chefs in Conversation video, Kristen Kish and Michael Symon chat about their absolute, hands-down favorite roast chickens in the country. For Symon, nothing tops the wood oven-roasted chicken at Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto...
  • 3 Classy Jell-O Shots for Your Super Bowl Party

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Admit it, you miss Jell-O shots. Jiggly, sweet and—most importantly—deceptively boozy, they were college party staples. Then adulthood set in, and you replaced the wiggly shooters with classy cocktails and craft beers. But somewhere de...
  • 7 Super Bowl Recipes for New England Patriots Fans

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Don’t just cheer for the Patriots this Sunday—cook for them. Here, seven incredible New England recipes that will make your Super Bowl party wicked awesome. 1. Crispy Potato, Bacon and Clam Flatbread  Topped with littleneck clams,...
  • 7 Game Day Recipes for Seattle Seahawk Fans

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Rooting for the Seahawks? Make your whole Super Bowl party Seattle-centric with these delicious recipes. 1. Smoked Salmon Involtini with Guacamole  Seattle loves its smoked salmon. Here, it’s rolled up and stuffed with creamy guacamole....
  • The Ultimate Umami-Packed Ingredient

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    We asked chefs to peek into their crystal balls and tell us what foods we’ll be talking about in the next five years. Here’s what they predicted. Umami, a.k.a. deliciousness, can be found in many foods like mushrooms, soy sauce and das...
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    Eater NY - All

  • Craftbar's Sugar Shack Dinner; Talde's Pretzel Dumplings Join Caviar

    Devra Ferst
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Plus, El Presidente's fiesta brunch, The Cagen hosts a special omakase dinner. FLATIRON — Craftbar is hosting Sugar Shack, a four-course dinner inspired by cabanes a sucre, log cabins in Canada where maple syrup is made and celebrated with feasts. Dishes include maple syrup with venison sausage, cornmeal pancakes, and cured eggs. The February 6 dinner is $85 a person, including beverage pairings. For reservations, email Mejken Poore at mpoore@craftrestaurant.com. [EaterWire] EAST VILLAGE — The Cagen is hosting a special omakase dinner on February 10. The 15-piece sushi dinner will…
  • Tom Valenti Reflects on How New York Has Changed Over His Career

    Andrew Friedman
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Welcome to Kitchen Time Machine, an interview series in which author and Toqueland blogger Andrew Friedman sits down with some of New York's most iconic chefs and restaurateurs. Right now: Part one of Andrew's interview with Tom Valenti. Chef Tom Valenti has been operating his popular Upper West Side restaurant Ouest since spring 2001.  Prior to that, he was chef of such fondly remembered places as Butterfield 81 and Cascabel, as well as the short-lived Ouest spinoff The West Branch.  He first garnered mainstream attention in 1989 at Alison on Dominick Street, where his robust, rustic style…
  • Ligaya Mishan Finds a Filipino Buffet With Countless Stewed Options

    Devra Ferst
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    The critic finds another place to try in Elmhurst. Ligaya Mishan is back on the Elmhurst Southeast Asian trail again. This week, she writes about Filipino restaurant Sariling Atin, which means "our own" in Tagalog. Here, the food is served "turo-turo" (point-point) style like in a cafeteria. Rotating dishes may be kalderetang kambing, goat cooked until it shivers apart, in a meld of tomatoes, olives, pickles and — an essential of the Filipino kitchen...Seafood kare-kare is equally rich, with a base of shrimp stock thickened with peanut butter and tomato sauce and loaded with banana…
  • Old Classic, New Classic: From Hop Kee to Red Farm, Chinese Food Grows Up

    David Yee
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    All this week, as a Classics Week special, Eater is sending correspondents to classic New York restaurants and their newer counterparts, to see how the two compare. Up today, David Yee, visits Chinatown stalwart Hop Kee and Red Farm on the Upper West Side. Chinese food in New York was born a fusion cuisine — less as a term of art, and more as a kind of assimilation, which is the story of immigrant food and cultural identity in 20th-century America, writ large. It's the means by which a society and its new inhabitants find each other in turn opaque, grotesque, thrilling, comforting, and…
  • This Concludes Long Lost Lamented Restaurants Power Hour

    Marguerite Preston
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Pour one out for the late, great, restaurants of decades past. This concludes Long Lost Lamented Restaurants Power Hour. Let's all take a moment of silence for the great restaurants that are no longer with us. There are many more of them out there, and they all deserve to be remembered. And with that, we return to our regularly scheduled Classics Week programming.
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    gastropoda

  • First the dog must be dead . . .

    regina
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    I read KKKrazy people, so I know there was a shitstorm over the Big Os’ dinner destination on New Year’s Eve. Somehow it’s beyond the pale (so to speak) when the most powerful man in the country if not the world chooses a $295 prix fixe. Personally, I’d rather have a president worthy of perks. [...]
  • Executives, overalls

    regina
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    “Not the Onion” is the easiest joke in the lead-in book, but the news deemed fit to print on the new California cage law for laying hens really did need a disclaimer. The reporter (or editor) was working so hard to give what Jay Rosen calls “the view from nowhere” that the story nearly veered [...]
  • Farts in Williams-Sonoma’s gratin aisle

    regina
    3 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    In the beginning there was the recipe headnote. Then stories expanded to fill the ad space allotted, and readers got a little foodplay along with four or five recipes. Now the headnote sprawls across two pages. And the recipe is someone else’s. And has been made ridiculous. Having clipped his interpretation way back in the [...]
  • RT/MT/UT

    regina
    3 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Just learned the best word ever for kids: crotchfruit. ($Palin’s, of course.) // Behind paywall, but WSJ has a good story on Citymeals helping olds with their teeth. Can’t chew, can’t be nourished.  // To the point where it’s only noteworthy when Marcus is not in the WSJ. // Whose bright idea was supersizing spice [...]
  • Clear clam chowder in the press bus tank

    regina
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:49 pm
    For once I’m feeling glad America has Panchito to kick around again. He’s out bloviating on the Florida PAC-attracting monogram, and on a fiscal fraud in New England, when people are still reeling from the Bushwhacking. Fool us once, shame on him twice. And he can’t be winning many converts by complaining that paying $10 [...]
 
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    Orangette

  • We adopted the habit

    Molly
    17 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Oaxaca! As I said, I’m no expert, but I can tell you what I liked. I hear that some of you are hoping to travel there, and I hope what follows is helpful. This was our second time going on vacation with our friends Brandi and John. If you can find two people you enjoy and won’t want to stab after ten days in close quarters, I highly recommend it. Traveling with friends has allowed us to feel
  • January 12

    Molly
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:31 pm
    We got home this past Tuesday night, after spending Christmas with my family and then ten days in Oaxaca, Mexico, with a couple of friends, and I’m so relaxed that I can hardly remember how to type. I’ve never been particularly good at relaxing, but in the past year, I’ve started to get the hang of it: how to do nothing but read for an entire day, how to be a fair-skinned person on a tropical
  • A good reason

    Molly
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    WE ARE WELL! And now that I have dared to type that, I will spend the rest of the day sanitizing my hands, taking swigs straight from the echinacea bottle, and knocking on every piece of wood within a one-mile radius of my person. And it’s the holidays! Right! A couple of weeks ago, during a reprieve between viruses, my mother, June, and I managed to bake a double batch of Russian Tea Cakes,
  • Gifts 'n' stuff, yo ho ho

    Molly
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Hello again, approximately four days later than intended. Thank you for your well wishes and general kindness. I am happy to report that June, at least, is back to health, even if Brandon and I both still look and feel as though someone has crammed our sinuses full of cotton balls. Or no, scratchy wool blankets? Wet down comforters? Wet down comforters! Anyway, we’re tired of it. Of course,
  • December 5

    Molly
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    Greetings from here, where the three of us are still sick.  Brandon told me that he counted it up in the bathtub this morning, and he’s now been sick for 27 days. I keep wanting to sit down and write a new post, but all that comes out is blah blah blah mug of hot broth, blah blah blah homemade vap-o-rub that smells nice and feels good and maybe helps or maybe it’s just the placebo effect, blah
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    Serious Eats

  • Upgrade Your Tamale Pie With Braised Skirt Steak and a Brown Butter Cornbread Crust (Plus: A Quick and Easy 45-Minute Skillet Version!)

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Tamale pie is a dish that screams for an update. I mean, it's cornbread and chili all rolled into one! Just imagine how great it could be if we took the time to make a real, deeply flavored, meaty chili from scratch, and topped with tender, moist, crisp-edged, buttery cornbread with those chili juices seeping up into it as it bakes in the oven. That's the kind of meal I'd love to come home to after a long day out in the cold. Read More
  • 15 Drink Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party

    The Serious Eats Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    You've got your wings, your dips, and your big pot of chili ready. But what about the drinks? Read More
  • Mexican Tamale Pie (Cazuela de Tamal): All the Flavor of Tamales With a Fraction of the Work

    Daniel Gritzer
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tamales are delicious, but forming them is a small pain in the culo. The baked tamale pie (known as a cazuela de tamal in Mexico) is the solution to your problems: all the joys of tamales, but way less work. Read More
  • 15 Hearty Chili Recipes for Game Day

    Hayley Daen
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Some of them have beans. Some of them don't. Others are so bare bones that there's little more than chilies and meat. However you like your chili, you will most certainly want a recipe to keep you full and happy through the Super Bowl. And we've got a list of 15 of our favorite variations below. VIEW SLIDESHOW: 15 Hearty Chili Recipes for Game Day
  • North Jersey Special: The Tale of Belmont Tavern's Chicken Savoy

    Drew Lazor
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Celebrity customers are just one part of the Belmont's repute. A far greater part is evidenced by a sign visible from the sidewalk: Stretch's Chicken Savoy. It's a simple dish: Cut-up chicken rubbed down with a fat handful of garlic, hard cheese, and herbs, then roasted in a screaming-hot oven and splashed with vinegar, which sends aromas of schmaltz and spice right up to your nose. It's now a dish found all over—but only in—northern New Jersey, and as with most hyper-regional foods, its devotees are as idiosyncratic as its birthplace. Read More
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    Slice

  • The Best Pizza by the Slice in San Francisco

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    I moved to San Francisco from New York a few months ago, and it's been fantastic. But despite it all, there's one thing I've been missing: A good New York-style slice of pizza. And I'm not talking a sit-down-at-the-table-order-and-wait-thirty-minutes type of slice. I'm talking the kind of slice that you grab on your way out of the train station or late at night while stumbling home from the bar. The kind of slice that can be hot and in your hands for a couple of bucks and a wait of no longer than five minutes. Luckily, it turns out there is great pizza by the slice in San Francisco. You've…
  • How to Make Meatball Pizza

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Growing up in New York, I'd never eaten a meatball pizza. Pizza is for eating out, meatballs are home cooking. It wasn't until I tasted the meatball pizza at Motorino and then at Best Pizza in Williamsburg that I discovered how great the idea is. But like all mashups, there's a bit of finesse to getting it right. Read More
  • In Defense of St. Louis-Style Pizza

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Of the myriad styles of pizza we've got in this country, St. Louis-Style has got to be the most maligned.* Its thin, unleavened cracker crust bears no resemblance to the real dough that great pizza is built on. It gets loaded high with toppings that span all the way from edge to edge. It's so unbalanced that it has to be cut into squares just to be able to support its own weight. And let's not get started on that Provel cheese—if it can even be called cheese, am I right? And yet, ever since tasting for the first time I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I've finally figured…
  • Adam Kuban's '8 Pizzas That Haunt My Dreams,' 2014 Edition

    Adam Kuban
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Every year since 2009 I've compiled a roster of eight pizzas and/or slices from the past year that I still crave weeks and months after the fact. Here's my 2014 rundown. Read More
  • The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Kale Pizza

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Kale turns crisp, sweet, and nutty when exposed to the high heat of a pizza-ready oven. In this white pie, we pair it with two cheeses (for a mix of more nutty flavor and some creamy stretchiness), plenty of garlic, and a little heat. Read More
 
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  • caramelized onion and gruyère biscuits

    deb
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    We’ve been on a huge breakfast-for-dinner kick this winter and while I’d like to tell you it has been triggered by earnest, respectable inclinations such as the fact that scrambled eggs, toast, and whatever vegetables or citrus salad we can scrounge up from the fridge for dinner is budget-minded, high in protein, fairly balanced and wholesome, the truth is that it’s been mostly about laziness. Once we figured out that our kid would now not only eat scrambled eggs but be excited to see them on the table [although, let’s be honest, doubly so if he can also talk us into…
  • fried egg salad

    deb
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    Did you fall in love with The Crispy Egg? Did you, too, find yourself obsessed with the crackly lacy edges, the potato-chip like crisp underneath, the souffled egg whites, and the high melodrama of all of that hissing and sputtering? Did you go on a Crispy Egg Bender? Come, sit down. You’re among friends. This is the next chapter in the crispy egg saga. It was intended for the next day, but I mistakenly got distracted with chicken pot pies, chocolate babka and fall-toush salads instead — my priorities are whack, I know. It came into my life when I went on the hunt for something…
  • key lime pie

    deb
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    January, as far as I’m concerned, is a pretty mediocre month. The holiday party tinsel-and-bubbly frenzy of November and December is replaced with hibernation and Netflix binges. The charming first and second snowstorms pass and the ones that follow are met with more of a really? it’s snowing again? Squarely between Christmas and mid-Winter break, it’s too early in the season to be so weary of the cold, but here I am, counting down the days until the hi/bye gloves can literally come off. Fortunately, just when I’ve resigned myself to thinking it’s going to be as…
  • mushroom marsala pasta bake

    deb
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    Over the last couple years — a dark time in which I’ve slowly had to accept that my once-tiny baby with fairly simple needs now required real square meals at very specific times of the day, such as dinner, far earlier than we ever do and that he’d likely be looking to me (me!) to provide them or face the hangry consequences — I’ve attempted to increase my repertoire of two things: 1. Dinners that can be made easily in under an hour that I actually want to eat, and 2. Casseroles. No, no, I don’t mean the canned cream of soupiness things. I mean, the idea of…
  • butterscotch pudding

    deb
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    One of my worst cooking traits is that when I get frustrated with a recipe, it can take me years to get back to it. I mean, I’m theoretically too old to be having tantrums, kitchen or other, but there’s no other way to describe this behavior where I get frustrated, throw my jangly measuring spoons in the sink and huff off to gaze at jeans I could probably fit half a thigh into, which is how I mope.* Sure, you could just say that I need a little space, a break, it’s-not-you-it’s-me from the recipe so I can gain some perspective, and consider other approaches but six…
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    FoodChannel.com Articles

  • Coffee Art For Valentine's Day

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    with credit to Caffebene Food News Looking for something extra special to brighten up your Valentine’s morning? Try making this. The infographic features step-by-step tips on how to create the perfect heart foam art, courtesy of George Kim of Caffebene. Coffee has been on our radar for years—back in 2011 we even called it out in our beverage trends, knowing that it was only getting hotter. Caffebene’s been one of the companies we watched, too. Caffebene USA® is a coffeehouse franchise that started in South Korea, with the idea of integrating culture and tranquility into…
  • Missouri Baking Company

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    Destination: St. Louis, MO Reviews Isn’t it nice when a favorite place also turns out to have nice people running it? For years, my family and I have been fans of The Hill in St. Louis. Anytime we happen to be going through there, we make it a point to stop for a little pasta, a little Volpi salami and prosciutto, a little Miller ham and supplies at Urzi’s deli, ending it all with a visit to the Missouri Baking Company. It’s the kind of place where you can just feel better walking in the door, perhaps because of the lovely odors of bread and pastry. The possibilities feel…
  • Repeal Day Celebration

    16 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    The Mob Museum, Las Vegas Food News Every year the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, hosts a celebration to mark the anniversary of the end of Prohibition. The annual Repeal Day Party is a chance for guests to kick up their heels and don their best Prohibition-era attire while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, casino games and live entertainment inside what was once the Las Vegas Federal Courthouse. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and former mayor Oscar B. Goodman kicked off the event on the courthouse steps along with cabaret dancers and vintage…
  • Soup's On!

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Soul-Satisfying Recipes from Your Favorite Cookbook Authors and Chefs Reviews What’s better than a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day? A cookbook packed with unique and delicious soup recipes from multiple chefs, of course! In Soup’s On!, Leslie Jonath and Frankie Frankeny have compiled popular recipes for this very versatile food. Traditional tomato soups, gourmet gazpacho, and comforting chili; this book has all of these and more. This bright and colorful cookbook makes it easy to find a recipe for the soup that will satisfy your taste buds while warming your soul.
  • Learning to Make Cream Puffs

    13 Jan 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Comments from the Kitchen Office Chefs & Experts I watched, in order to learn how to cook. Maybe you always thought that learning to cook was about reading a recipe, or simply getting in the kitchen and learning by trial and error. Those methods work, sure. However, if nothing else, years of food TV have shown us that we learn best by watching. We want to see the steps as they happen. While I knew that, it never hit me until recently how much the nuances of watching someone cook could actually change how much you understand about a recipe. For years, the family favorite from my sister-in-law…
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    Greedy Gourmet

  • Pineapple & Avocado Smoothie

    Michelle
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you a smoothie that doesn’t contain even a hint of banana or kale. To be fair banana lends a creaminess and sweetness to drinks. But kale? It’s vile. I truly tried to like the first green smoothie I ever made. Some say it’s an acquired taste and you […]
  • Koto-Bacon

    Michelle
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    For those of you on Paleo or low carb diets such as Atkins, these Athenian chicken and bacon skewers are your dream meal. A special thanks to Alan May, who is the executive chef at The Real Greek, for demonstrating a few Greek dishes from the restaurant’s menu. Although he is Jamaican, he might as […]
  • Beetroot, Feta & Lentil Salad

    Michelle
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:06 am
    A simple, straight-forward salad that will fill you up, especially when you’re on a diet during the winter months. It’s that time of the year again, my annual trip to The Real Greek. By now I know the menu off by heart, ordering my favourites without even referring to it. You can read two in-depth […]
  • Coriander and Chili Marinade

    Michelle
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    If you’ve not fallen off the dieting bandwagon yet, you’ll love this versatile marinade recipe. As a single mother, over the course of the past year, I’ve found myself turning more and more to ready-made food. Not necessarily junk, just cooked, easy to eat when on the run kind of food. One excellent example is […]
  • Pumpkin Cupcakes

    Michelle
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    Pumpkin cupcakes have become synonymous with Halloween but it doesn’t always have to be the case. If you look at my calendar, which resembles a colourful mosaic of entries, you’ll notice that I like to plan things. Lots of things. Things like my children’s schedules and when they need what for school or extracurricular activities. […]
 
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    delicious:days

  • Almost there - Reisehunger, my 4th cookbook

    Nicky
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    The very last weeks before the cookbook finally hits the shelves are my favorite. The work is done, no more pondering over whether you should change this or that, no emergency calls from your editor. Combined with the thrill of anticipation, it’s a wonderful, though slightly nervous feeling, that you can not really put your finger on.Read the rest of Almost there - Reisehunger, my 4th cookbookCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • Coconut macaroons - Undercover stars on the cookie plate

    Nicky
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:58 pm
    What do you typically look out for on a Christmas cookie plate, that is offered to you? Is it the fancy sugar cookie coated in brightly coloured icing with glittering pearls? Or something rather plain, like jam-filles sablés, spritz cookies or Vanillekipferl? I probably gave it away already, but I almost always opt for the later, and there is a good reason for it.Read the rest of Coconut macaroons - Undercover stars on the cookie plateCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • My Fourth Cookbook - A Parallel Universe

    Nicky
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Hey there! I missed you! You may have guessed it already, I am most definitely not a multi-tasker. Certainly when it comes to shooting a cookbook and blogging at the same time. It just doesn’t work for me, I tried, I really did, several times. Approaching the last few cycles, I finally managed to escape my parallel universe consisting of my kitchen, pantry and props storage. Food shopping, styling, cooking or baking, food styling, shooting, doing the dishes, post-processing – and again. And again. Close to 100 times.Read the rest of My Fourth Cookbook - A Parallel UniverseCopyright…
  • Woodruff ice cream - Wait for it!

    Nicky
    30 May 2014 | 8:49 am
    Tell me, what is the very first thing you think of, when you see or hear the word “woodruff”? Probably the same I connect it with, a pretty nasty green color. For sure if you grew up in the 70s and 80s.Read the rest of Woodruff ice cream - Wait for it!Copyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • How to do magic to stale bread rolls

    Nicky
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    A simple sentence with an unimaginable impact. A couple of years ago I inconsiderately suggested something along the lines of “What do you think, should we try to bake our own sourdough bread?”Read the rest of How to do magic to stale bread rollsCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
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    La Tartine Gourmande

  • Looking ahead

    Béa
    3 Jan 2015 | 6:51 pm
    I can hardly believe that about half of a year has gone by since I last updated my blog. And although I have many good reasons why this happened, I am not necessarily pleased to realize that time flew out of my hands in such manner, and that a long absence from this space occurred for me. So before moving into 2015 and start fresh, I thought I would still gather images highlighting some of what 2014 looked like for me . I’ve been meaning to share them with you for a while, and now is a perfect time to do so. The year 2014 involved a lot of memorable trips, some for work with…
  • August 16-17: a food styling and photography workshop in Brooklyn with Sunday Suppers

    Béa
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Hello everyone, I am currently in East Sussex England teaching a food styling and photography workshop at Hawthbush farm. It’s incredible here! The countryside is gorgeous, the people are oh so friendly, the weather (yes English weather!) is stunning. You can see some of my pics in Instagram. I feel lucky to be surrounded by such a group of people right now… So I need to tell you about another event that will take place im Brooklyn in August at Sunday Suppers. You may remember that I taught a few workshops there in the past. Karen’s loft is really inspiring. The event is…
  • In May we celebrate

    Béa
    19 May 2014 | 8:06 am
    This is the second time in a short lapse that you see us eating this chocolate mousse cake. The truth is that we are May people around here. With my birthday early in in the month, and P.’s birthday two weeks after. Today in fact. This is one of the reasons why, I am sure, I am very fond of lilac and lily of the valley. They are in full bloom right now in the garden. To celebrate, I decided to organize and cook my way through un déjeuner champêtre (garden lunch) with friends. Some of our favorite moments. We ate verrines and asparagus and smoked salmon baked eggs ; Spring risotto and…
  • Food Styling and Photography Workshop in Baja California, Mexico

    Béa
    17 May 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I am very pleased to announce that I will be teaming again with Ace Camps this coming November (4th to 10th, 2014) for a fantastic workshop in Baja California, Mexico. This workshop offers 3 1/2 days of instruction and 6 nights in the beautiful peninsula of Baja, with adventures that will take us in Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos and El Pescadero. The emphasis will be on styling shots that include entertaining, outdoor beach picnics, farms + gardens of Mexico. You will learn about what to look for when taking travel and lifestyle shots of a local food community. We will spend 4 nights in the…
  • With Purple

    Béa
    9 May 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Out Take from a Photo Shoot on Eggplants A few pictures are better than a blank page and letting days go by without popping in to write something. Non ? Et en plus elles sont toutes colorées en violet ! (And what’s more, they are all colored in purple! Lulu would certainly exclaim joyfully.) Hello everyone! I am once again sorry for not having come to visit my creative space, ici, for a while. In a nutshell: I traveled to France with Lulu, and I taught two workshops with my food stylist friend Sandra Mahut in her Parisian studio (and oh the lovely people I met, the lovely props I…
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    Grub Street New York

  • Study Finds Recycling Efforts Fall ‘Significantly Short’ at Pretty Much Every Fast-Food Chain

    Hugh Merwin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Hooray for zero-ply napkins! A new study conducted by the nonprofit group As You Sow asserts that no major players in the fast-food or fast-casual market are observing best practices when it comes to implementing green packaging materials and minimizing total waste. Of the more than 16 companies analyzed, which included Chipotle, Panera, Wendy's, and Domino's, Starbucks emerged as a contender for "top recycler." Although a mere 39 percent of stores had front-of-store programs to receive recyclable materials in 2013, the Seattle-based coffee chain has endeavored to cut down on paper-cup use…
  • Danny Meyer Could Make $140 Million From Shake Shack’s IPO

    Clint Rainey
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    He'll definitely be able to afford to shave now. We're now in the final countdown before Shake Shack's hotly anticipated IPO, and the demand's already so high that they've raised the price for a piece of SHAK from $14-16 to $17-19. Danny Meyer, who founded a dynasty of well-regarded fine-dining places but hit pay dirt with a hamburger kiosk, must be a happy fellow right now. And nervous: New estimates are that the restaurateur stands to gain $140 million from the deal. Meyer controls 21 percent of Shack shares, or an imposing 7.4 million as an actual number. The company hopes to sell about…
  • Taco Bell Joins the Fight to Make the Much-Wanted Taco Emoji Real

    Clint Rainey
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    This emoji is practically a cartoon Taco Bell taco. The inability to text a taco has become one of life's biggest outrages — one that America's biggest Tex-Mex-ish chain may singlehandedly rectify with the insane new media campaign its running. It's working in overdrive to convince people on social media to sign a Change.org petition demanding the Unicode Consortium make "taco" one of the new food emoji. While the fast-food company has offered no position so far on "burrito," it has been asking the hard questions: "Why do we need four different types of mailboxes? Or 25 different types…
  • This Is a Real Line to Get Into Burger King

    Hugh Merwin
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    Oh no. Burger King left France in 1997, shuttering 40 stores and leaving behind a market of customers who were apparently ambivalent about flame-broiled things. The fast-food giant returned to the country in 2013, however, in an attempt to unseat McDonald's and gain 20 percent of the market, and much to the chagrin of fine-dining crusaders, one in every two sandwiches sold in the country is a hamburger as of last year. Now, thanks to a particularly aggressive social-media push, Burger King has seemingly put the final nail in the cassoulet coffin by giving out free food in promotional blitzes.
  • Congress Moves to Create a Single Food-Safety Super-Agency From FDA and USDA Components

    Clint Rainey
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Things could get less complicated around here. As an eye-opening feature by Wil S. Hylton in this week's New Yorker made pretty much painfully clear, the federal government's approach to protecting Americans from outbreaks of things like E. coli and botulism is what you might call a bit complicated. To ensure eggs contaminated with salmonella aren't working their way into the food supply, one agency monitors the health of farmed chickens, another oversees what's in their feed, and a third sets overall quality standards, though this doesn't include testing the eggs themselves for the errant…
 
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    The Passionate Foodie

  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. **********************************************************1) Bergamot Chefs Keith Pooler and Dan Bazzinotti along with Beverage Director Kai Gagnon will make Valentine’s Day even more romantic with their aphrodisiac inspired multi-course menu. The Valentine’s Day menu includes six courses for $95 with a wine pairing available for an additional $60.The menu includes:First Course: Broiled Oyster with poblano pepper, sweet potato…
  • Blue Kudzu Sake: Artisan Brewering In Asheville

    Richard Auffrey
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    “Kanpai y’all.”As the popularity of Sake grows in the U.S., interest in establishing Sake breweries within the U.S. also has risen. Initially, these breweries were primarily on the West Coast, in California and Oregon, but they have now spread all across the country, from Texas to Minnesota. There are ongoing plans for Sake breweries in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut. In the South, there are 2 breweries in North Carolina, with plans for additional breweries in other Southern states. I'm intrigued by these new, artisan Sake breweries, and wish them the best.This past December, I…
  • How To Cook Seafood, Vol.3

    Richard Auffrey
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Are there reasons why you don't cook more seafood at home?Do you have difficulty, or feel intimidated, preparing seafood at home?Do you know how to best cook fish and shellfish?As I have previously said, on repeated occasions, Americans don't eat enough seafood. You should eat seafood at least twice a week, garnering its significant health benefits. A significant reason why people don't eat enough seafood is that many are not comfortable cooking seafood at home. They feel intimidated, and don't want to potentially ruin an expensive piece of fish. I have found that even some of my more…
  • Rant: Snowmaggedon & Deflategate

    Richard Auffrey
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    As a fan of the New England Patriots, I'm looking forward to their Super Bowl appearance next Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, I think it's going to be an excellent game, a true clash of football professionals. Unfortunately, the media has been over-saturated with the issue of Deflategate, partially due to the NFL's slow progress in their investigation. As such, it seems I should dedicate this week's Rant to Deflategate, but that isn't going to happen. There are much more important issues to address, rather than talk about some deflated balls.Snowmageddon! Snowpocalypse!The weather…
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. **********************************************************1)  This Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, “Top Chef” star Tiffani Faison is closing her restaurant for normal service to host her annual “Valentine’s Day Meat Market.” Beginning at 8pm, Sweet Cheeks will be transformed from an authentic Southern BBQ destination into a prom night to remember. For all you single ladies and gentleman, or for the Valentine’s…
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  • Our favourite brews for Hot Tea Month

    DanP
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Tea, tea glorious tea! When hot water hits the leaves of the tea plant, an alchemical reaction takes place producing an invigorating and refreshing cupful of pure bliss. Originating in the East, for thousands of years tea was a bitter medicinal draft. Finally, in the 17th century tea came of age with the historic addition of milk and sugar. This match-made-in-heaven oiled the wheels of the British Empire and it developed more than just a passing fancy for the beverage, swilling down its heavenly hot-and-wetness by the drum-load. Tea has weathered many a storm since (not least the…
  • A smorgasbord of Christmas foods

    Connie Ngo
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    In many parts of the world, Christmas does not lack in spirit or rich flavors. Though sweets are a major highlight to this festive holiday, there are quite a few notable savory foods to consider. As you are sitting down to your third helping of turkey, take a look through just some of the Christmas foods people will be eating this year: What sorts of Christmas foods do you have every year? Let us know in the comments below. Headline image credit: Christmas decoration. Image by Hades2k. CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr. The post A smorgasbord of Christmas foods appeared first on OUPblog.
  • A holiday food tour

    PennyF
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    With the holiday season upon us, many of us are busy in our kitchens cooking secret family recipes and the season’s favorite delicacies. Looking at the delicious options in The Oxford Companion to Food, we compiled a list of various holiday specialties and treats from around the world that you may want to incorporate in your next holiday feast. Speculaas, otherwise known as Christmas biscuits were traditionally baked for St Nicholas’s Eve on 5 December. They are made of wheat flour, butter, sugar, and a mixture of spices in which cinnamon is predominant. The dough is baked in decorative…
  • The food we eat: A Q&A on agricultural and food controversies

    PennyF
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    The world is more interested in issues surrounding agriculture and food than ever before. Questions swirl around the safety of our food, how it’s made, and what we can do to ensure we eat the best food. We asked F. Bailey Norwood, one of the authors of Agricultural and Food Controversies: What Everyone Needs to Know, to answer some of today’s most pressing queries. Why has agriculture become so controversial? There are many reasons, but a major one is the fact that agriculture today involves both big corporations and big government. Individuals with left-leaning political beliefs…
  • A look at Thanksgiving favorites

    Connie Ngo
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    What started as a simple festival celebrating the year’s bountiful harvest has turned into an archetypal American holiday, with grand dinners featuring savory and sweet dishes alike. Thanksgiving foods have changed over the years, but there are still some iconic favorites that have withstood time. Hover over each food below in this interactive image and find out more about their role in this day of feasting: What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Let us know in the comments below! Headline image credit: Image by Nemo. Public domain via Pixabay. The post A look at Thanksgiving…
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  • pizza, with crackly crust

    Dave
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Past couple weeks we've had the occasion to eat pizza at Tommy's Pizza and Subs on OSU's campus.  It's an interesting pizza, super thin crackly crust with layers of crackly goodness.  I think it's similar to Rubino's and Clintonville Pizza (some time ago, recently CP changed and their pizza is awful).  We observed, in the basement of Tommy's is a sheeter, I've also seen one in Cville Pizza, so I figured this had something to do with the texture of the crust. If one searches for this crust style using terms like "thin," "crackly," etc. results are filled with various dough…
  • popovers (yet again)

    Dave
    10 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Popovers - 3 ingredients (not including salt).  This is a food challenge I dream of.  Last time I spun out of control in pursuit of this ethereal delicacy it was for a friendsgiving in 2012.  Despite some good batches, I still realized too much of the dreaded post bake popover collapse. I was inspired to resurrect this battle after an episode of @GuyFieri's TripleD (I happen to be Guy's only fan in the world, I watch marathon sessions of TripleD Friday nights).  A cook in a diner made gruyere and pepper popovers that looked fantastic and demonstrated a prep in which I…
  • south indian food notes

    Dave
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Having settled down a bit from my trip to Bangalore, I have some notes, things I wanted to remember.  It wasn't a food adventure, but I did get to taste enough to get a good sense of southern Indian food.  And, it was amazing.  I had one chicken dish and one merguez appetizer and that's it for meat for two weeks.  I never yearned for meat though, too satisfying.  Given that I was there with a specific purpose that was not pleasure, I was dedicated, above all else, to staying healthy, so very little produce either.  Still, not disappointed at all.1. Dal.
  • mac n cheese

    Dave
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Dishes like mac n cheese are exciting to me.  A few ingredients and a million ways to put them together.  And, even though it's just a few ingredients, the results can be sublime or disasterous. Most common, a cheese sauce is made from a roux and cheese.  It's always been touchy for me.  Sometimes smooth, sometimes grainy, just not reliable.  Cheese and condensed milk is pretty good, better than a roux, definitely more reliable.Then a year ago I saw this Modernist Cuisine variation that uses just water or milk and cheese *plus* a few grams of sodium citrate.
  • roasted roots

    Dave
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    In the zillion years we've been using heat to cook food, how is uncertainty possible when it comes to roasting vegetables?Listening to a recent @atkradio podcast, Chris Kimball asks Mario Batali for his favorite goto fast dish.  Batali describes a bunch of 1-2" square chopped vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper roasted at 425F for 30 minutes.  In my hands, using mostly root vegetables, this yielded an inconsistently cooked bunch of veggies.Slowing things down a bit, I used an enamel-coated steel pan filled with root vegetables (yellow beats, russets, carrots, green onions),…
 
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  • The Other Thing To Do With Bacon (Besides Eat It)

    Matt Duckor
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Photo by Ellen Silverman I didn't grow up eating bacon at home. Some kids look forward to going to a friend's house to binge on the sugar cereals they aren't allowed to eat at home--I looked forward to a plate of crisp bacon.  All of this is to say that I came to one of the best cooking tips later in life than most--bacon fat is meant to be saved and cherished, not discarded in the trash.  The process of saving bacon fat couldn't be easier. Whether you're cooking your strips on a sheet tray in the oven or in a cast iron pan on the stovetop, the process is the…
  • The Juicy, Meaty Cut of Chicken You Forgot About

    Rhoda Boone
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    When it comes to chicken, we're not the only ones who advocate going to the dark side. By now most people know that chicken thighs are not only more affordable, but also more flavorful than chicken breasts. But what about the other half of the chicken leg, the oft-forgotten chicken drumstick? This cut is just as cheap (if not cheaper), juicy, and meaty as the thigh--and they have the finger-food fun of wings. Since drumsticks have more fat and connective tissue, they stand up to a wider range of cooking methods than breasts. They do well with high-heat, quick-cooking methods,…
  • How To Turn an Overstocked Pantry Into an Addictive Meal

    Sheela Prakash
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    For a lot of the country, Winter Storm Juno was nothing more than 5 inches of disappointment. All that preparation, all that unearthing of blankets and flashlights--it was all for naught. And don't even get us started on the groceries we stockpiled. Actually, let's do get started on those. If we don't, all those groceries will go to waste. Let's turn all those pantry products and loaves of bread into a few seriously delicious meals. Yesterday, our food editor Rhoda Boone shared some great ideas on how to do just that with the NYPost; here, we share the…
  • We Buy These 7 Fruits and Vegetables Already Prepped, and Feel No Shame About It

    Anna Stockwell
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    At the Epicurious Test Kitchen we believe in cooking from scratch. We are home cooks who love the process of every step that goes into preparing a meal. Except that sometimes we don't. Because sometimes, we need to get dinner on the table faster than it would take if we washed and dried all our salad greens and peeled all our veggies. So when we shop the produce aisle at our local grocery store, we sometimes--sometimes--buy certain fresh fruits and veggies pre-prepared.  We're not maniacs, of course. We have standards. These seven pre-prepped produce items are cool; stay…
  • These Cookies Can All Be Made In Less Than An Hour

    Anna Stockwell
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Sometimes a cookie craving comes on strong and you need cookies fast--like five minutes ago fast. If that's happened to you--hey, maybe it's happening to you right now--fear not. With short ingredient lists and even shorter baking times, these eight crave-satisfying cookie recipes are just what you need: Chocolate Brownie CookiesSomewhere between a fudgy brownie and a chewy chocolate chip cookie, these naturally gluten-free cookies only take six ingredients and about half an hour to make.   Shortbread CookiesUse your favorite jam for these simple, buttery six-ingredient cookies.
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  • Have a “Souper” Start to 2015

    ajbermack@msn.com
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    It’s only the first week of the New Year and I’m already feeling frenzied as I try to fit everything in. There’s no need to define “everything” since you have your own “everything” going on. I’m just jam packed this week, overwhelmed and spinning in circles.
  • Holiday Cookies Galore

    ajbermack@msn.com
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    I’m not sure how time has flown quite the way it has, but it’s already holiday cookie time and another year will soon come to a sweet end. An end-of-year tradition continued for me, as my friends and I gathered this past Sunday at my house to ice and decorate cut out sugar cookies.
  • Celebrate National Oatmeal Day with my Breakfast Cookies!

    ajbermack@msn.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    In honor of national oatmeal day, I’m going to share my breakfast cookie recipe with you since it’s loaded with oatmeal—the best kind—Quaker Old Fashioned Oats!
  • Applelicious

    ajbermack@msn.com
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    We finally went apple picking, the last possible weekend in our area to do so.
  • This Soup’s for You!

    ajbermack@msn.com
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    With the recent transformation of my daughter from carnivore to vegetarian, my cooking challenges have suddenly become a whole lot more interesting. My skirt steak loving and lovely daughter Sofia is now a vegetarian and there’s no stopping her.
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  • Run — Don’t Walk — To Orchard City Kitchen

    foodgal
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
      It’s been a long two years in coming for Chef Jeffrey Stout. The former opening chef-partner of Alexander’s Steakhouse in Cupertino, Stout was let go rather unceremoniously back then from that establishment, where he earned a Michelin star and maintained that rating for three years. He set about to start over — this time […]
  • David Tanis’ Wok-Fried Lamb with Cumin

    foodgal
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
      I’ve always loved the no-nonsense, forthright title of Chef David Tanis‘ 2013 cookbook, “One Good Dish” (Artisan). I’ve enjoyed even more the recipes inside, created by the former co-chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley. So many recipes from other chefs come packed to the gills with flourishes and garnishes that are a project in […]
  • Napa Truffle Festival

    foodgal
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
      Carefully tucked inside Chef Ken Frank’s walk-in at La Toque restaurant in Napa last weekend sat 20 pounds of prized black Perigord truffles. Valued at more than $13,000 — wholesale. They were destined to be the highlight of dinners, cooking demos and special restaurant offerings during last weekend’s Napa Truffle Festival. And they all […]
  • Piggish for Tea

    foodgal
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
      I am piggish for tea after trying samples of Teapigs. I mean, you just gotta love the name right off the bat, right? Plus, you have to smile at a tea company that has a sense of humor. Its Chamomile tea has a drawing of an easy chair on the package, while its Chili […]
  • Yotam Ottolenghi’s Squash with Chile Yogurt and Cilantro Sauce

    foodgal
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
      He has been dubbed a genius with vegetables. His cooking may not be vegetarian per se, but Yotam Ottolenghi, the chef-owner of four London restaurants, definitely is a champion of putting vegetables front and center, in especially vibrant ways. His three previous cookbooks have all been best-sellers: “Ottolenghi,” “Jerusalem,” and “Plenty.” No doubt, his […]
 
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  • Cook Like Your Grandmother: The Next Generation

    Drew Kime
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Paul asked if he could do Jenn’s pumpkin bar recipe at the church bake-off. Well of course he can! First place on his first try. This is how you make the next generation of cooks. The post Cook Like Your Grandmother: The Next Generation appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Hoppin’ John

    Drew Kime
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I'm not real big on holiday traditions. Colored lights and cardboard decorations just don't interest me all that much. But food related traditions, like the Thanksgiving spread or an Easter ham? Yeah, those I'll do. I first heard about Hoppin' John from Michael Ruhlman several years ago. It's supposed to bring luck in the new year. This is a hearty, one-pot meal that you can serve as-is or with rice or cornbread. Like many soups, it's better the second day. Make ahead, or make enough to have leftovers. The post How To Make Hoppin’ John appeared first on How To Cook Like Your…
  • How To Make Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

    Drew Kime
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    Biscotti are usually dipped in coffee, tea or wine. I'm not into coffee or wine, and I don't like my tea with crumbs in it, so if I'm going to eat biscotti it's got to taste good on its own. Like this chocolate walnut version ... yum. The post How To Make Chocolate Walnut Biscotti appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Creamy Chicken Penne

    Drew Kime
    10 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    When you think pasta sauce, you probably think of either tomato based like marinara, or cream based like Alfredo. But did you know you can combine them for a creamy tomato sauce? Well now you do. The post How To Make Creamy Chicken Penne appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Pizza Soup

    Drew Kime
    3 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    My junior high school cafeteria was probably no better or worse than the average cafeteria. But there were two things they made that were exceptional: pizza, and pizza soup. The pizza was thick and cheesy, and I never heard anyone say a bad word about it. The pizza soup, on the other hand, was great mostly for the idea of it. I’ve never seen it on the menu anywhere else, and had to create my own recipe for it. The version below is probably far better than what they served, but I still get nostalgic for times when they served it. The post How To Make Pizza Soup appeared first on How To Cook…
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  • How Hollywood Accounting Works

    Melissa Phipps
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hollywood accounting practices ensure that, when it comes to certain films, no one makes much money except the studios. Learn about Hollywood accounting.
  • How Black Ice Works

    Kristen Hall-Geisler
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Black ice is hazardous. Even worse, it's nearly invisible on the road surface. Learn more about black ice at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Audience Testing Works

    Alia Hoyt
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Audience testing can radically change the course of a movie. See how audience testing works and view famous movies that were changed after feedback.
  • How Trend Forecasters Work

    Nicholas Gerbis
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Trend forecasters make educated guesses about what the future holds. Is this the job for you? Learn more about what it takes to be a trend forecaster.
  • How Perfumers Work

    Julia Layton
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Perfumers test scents and rely on chemistry and a superb nose to get the job done. Learn more about a career as a perfumer.
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  • My Favorite Homemade Granola

    Jennifer McHenry
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    After I shared that Granola Banana Bread earlier this week, I received several requests for the recipe for my favorite granola that I used in that bread. This delicious granola is full of oats, seeds, nuts, and coconut, and sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup. A couple of years ago, I was on the hunt for a good granola to add to my morning yogurt habit. I was looking for a nutty granola with great flavor. As much as I like using dried fruits in baking, I really don't like them in granola. I wanted my granola to focus more on oats and nuts, and be sweet and crunchy. I tried several…
  • Granola Banana Bread

    Jennifer McHenry
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    As often as I eat granola and as much as I love banana bread, I'm a bit perplexed as to how I've not combined the two before now. It's really a perfect combination. Sweet, moist banana bread filled with crunchy granola? Now it seems so obvious! And don't you just love banana bread? It's great for a breakfast treat or just a snack. The same can be said for granola, whether you're eating it by the handfuls or with yogurt. Now you can have both at the same time! Of course, the great thing about this bread is that the taste and even the texture will vary depending on the granola you use. I…
  • Cinnamon-Caramel Sandwich Cookies

    Jennifer McHenry
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    You know the phrase "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts"? Well, that's the situation with these cookies. The cookie portion of these sandwich cookies is a simple vanilla cookie with a good dose of cinnamon. The filling is a cream cheese frosting flavored with store-bought caramel sauce. Both are very good on their own. Put those two things together, though, and you've got a wonderfully delicious cookie sandwich. There's just something about combining all that caramel with cinnamon that makes these irresistible. Honestly, I had a pretty good idea that these would be good, but I…
  • Red Wine Brownies

    Jennifer McHenry
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    I've had "make brownies with wine" on my baking to-do list for quite a while now. I remember seeing a chocolate dessert made with wine and thinking that brownies made that way would just have to be amazing. Chocolate and wine, after all, are two of my favorite things! Now I'm only sad it took me so long to make these. There isn't a huge wine flavor in these brownies. Rather, the wine adds a lovely complexity to the chocolate flavor for an unforgettable brownie experience. With as many different things I bake, I really don't like to make any definitive proclamations. But I can confidently tell…
  • Best Breakfast Recipes

    Jennifer McHenry
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    While most of my morning meals consist of a bowl of yogurt and granola, I really do adore baking something special for breakfast. A freshly baked biscuit, a warm muffin, a slice of coffee cake, or a homemade doughnut can take your morning from routine to fabulous. These are some of my favorite breakfast recipes. I hope you'll find some new favorites! Buttermilk Biscuits Banana Oatmeal Crumb Cake Cinnamon Bun Scones Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread Chocolate Chip-Hazelnut Scones Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts Touch of Grace Biscuits Blueberry Sour Cream Drop…
 
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  • How to Cook with Chia Seeds

    Jennifer Iserloh
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    Chia seed, bursting with nutrients, was first cultivated by both ancient Aztecs and Mayans. The Mayan word for the plant means “strength” and there is no wonder since these crunchy seeds delivery high levels of nutrients you need like fiber, protein, omega fatty acids, calcium, and antioxidants. Chia is primarily grown in South America but in 2008, Australia was the world’s largest producer. Chia is a top source for fiber, vital for weight loss, gut health, and blood sugar balance and even digestion. I’m a big fan of this tiny superfood since it plumps when it comes in contact…
  • Healthy Spreads for Superbowl Sunday

    Jennifer Iserloh
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    A few years back, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette published my Healthy Spreads for Superbowl Sunday article — so just wanted to put this out here, in time for this weekend’s Super Bowl. Here’s an excerpt from the article that features two of my recipes from my book, Secrets of a Skinny Chef: Eating smart is never easy, but during the Super Bowl? It’s nearly impossible. High-calorie bar foods such as hot wings, dip and nachos typically crowd the table. You’ve got to pity the poor fool who’s trying to stick to his (or her) New Year’s resolution of eating…
  • Food Myths Debunked

    Jennifer Iserloh
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    I‘ve always wondered how many of the most popular cooking myths got started, and why so many people still think they’re true. Do you know the one about keeping avocado from turning brown by using the pit? I used to believe that one too! You Can Get Botulism From Garlic Oil This is true. Due to garlic’s low pH, it can be the perfect breeding ground for the botulism bacteria given the right environment. You might be tempted to make your own garlic oil, and leave it out on the counter next to the stove for convenient cooking but don’t. Moisture, lack of oxygen and warm…
  • Healthy Meals for One

    Jennifer Iserloh
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    Cooking for one can seem like a waste of time. But eating out all the time has major drawbacks too — it’s expensive, the portion sizes are too big for one person, and they can be loaded with calories. The trick to eating for ones lies in simple meals with few ingredients that you can use over and over again. Learn to use them in different ways throughout the week so there is plenty of tasty variety and absolutely no waste. Here’s a plan that shows you how you can make best use of just a few healthy ingredients. Mix and match the seasoning to make the dish your own. Protein…
  • Is Your Food Creating Iron Absorption Problems?

    Jennifer Iserloh
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    I used to think that eating a big, juicy sirloin burger with a slice of cheese was my ticket to satisfying my meat craving while getting a hefty dose of iron. There are two different types of iron in foods — heme iron and non-heme iron. Heme iron is much better absorbed and utilized than non-heme iron, which makes it a superior source. Heme iron is found in animal foods like meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish. Non-heme iron is found in vegetarian sources like molasses, leafy green vegetables, cocoa, and dried fruits. Vegetarians can easily get enough iron in their diets, but they may…
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  • Storks, Pollo al Andaluz and the Facts of Life

    Jonny & Amy
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    As an icebreaker at the beginning of the birthing classes we took in preparation for the arrival of our first-born, participants were divided into male and female groups and invited to sit together and discuss their greatest hopes and apprehensions for impending parenthood. The biggest concern of our fellow soon-to-be-parents turned out to be making sure their birth plan was followed to the letter and that on no account should their spouse be somehow duped into accepting analgesics against her wishes by velvet-tongued medical professionals offering relief from the agony. We were surprised to…
  • All I Want for Christmas is… Baby Octopus

    Jonny & Amy
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    For much of what we are accustomed to seeing around Christmas, the candles, trees, the mistletoe, the decorations, and many of the songs, we need to thank the Germans. Not specifically those residents of the modern nation state of Germany, but the historic Germanic-speaking peoples of central Europe, for whom the birth of our Lord and Savior was a thinly-veiled opportunity to get out there into the frosty air, bedeck conifers with a variety of junk, quaff heavily-spiced glühwein, and bellow carols in to the night in return for sweetmeats. I would wager that among the English-speaking…
  • How to Deliver on Duck Liver

    Jonny & Amy
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Since we defected to the suburbs, started going to bed at 9.30 and became generally boring and matronly, one aspect of the luxury of space afforded by our new location that we have enjoyed particularly is having two fridge-freezers. The second appliance has not only allowed us to give free-reign to our kleptomaniacal tendencies — with leftovers and other scraps of barely edible, semi-discarded flotsam now littering our principal fridge like turds on a cat hoarder’s parlor floor — it has also meant that our collection of frozen comestibles keeps growing and growing. A…
  • Book Review: The Vietnamese Market Cookbook

    Jonny & Amy
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    If the path from high finance executive to cookbook author isn’t a well-beaten one, then the path from stock-broker to market stall-holder is even more poorly trod. But, for Oxford-educated former bankers turned Banh Mi vendors-cum-restaurateurs, Van Tran and Anh Vu, that was their peregrination. They certainly don’t say so in the book, but it’s the kind of riches to rags to riches (kind of) story that I’m sure fills the day-dreams of many of us who feel trapped in the limits of our corporate lives, straining at the virtual leash as we break rocks for the man. And,…
  • Papas a la Huancaina: The Humble Potato Bids for Immortality

    Jonny & Amy
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Of all the miracles of modern science that we have witnessed over recent years, few have received as little attention as the 2009 announcement by the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, that it had successfully sequenced the potato genome. It is a sad reflection on the state of our priorities as a species that this seminal discovery was overshadowed by other, flashier technological breakthroughs that year – including Apple’s launch of Siri, the utterly humorless, and mostly useless, personal assistant on the iPhone 3GS – because after rice, potatoes are the most…
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  • Cuban Sliders Recipe

    Bobby
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    These Cuban sliders are loaded with ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles. What is great about this recipe is how easy it is to prepare. The process to making this dish is very simple—the sandwiches are prepared and then a mustard sauce is poured over them and they are baked in the oven. The best part about this recipe is the sauce which uses ingredients such as butter, Dijon mustard and minced onion. For the buns, Hawaiian rolls go great with these sandwiches. These Cuban sliders are another great sandwich recipe for the upcoming Super Bowl. I like to serve this recipe with French fries. Enjoy.
  • Fried Pickles Recipe

    Bobby
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    These fried pickles are dill pickle spears, ham, and Swiss cheese that is rolled up in an egg roll wrapper and then fried. The combination of flavors from the ingredients come together to create this delicious appetizer. These appetizers are sometimes called Frickles. You can experiment with different types of cheeses for this recipe, or even use cream cheese. These fried pickles are easy to prepare and are a great item to serve for the Super Bowl for any part of event. You can serve them with ranch dressing if you would like. Enjoy. Fried Pickes Ingredients: 1 package egg roll wrappers 1lb…
  • Sweet and Spicy Wing Sauce Recipe

    Bobby
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    One of the most common foods to prepare for the Super Bowl is chicken wings. Whether you are a fan or traditional or boneless chicken wings, having a delicious sauce to toss them in is always important. This sweet and spicy wing sauce combines ingredients such as hot pepper sauce, butter, ketchup and honey to give the chicken wings a delicious flavor. This sauce has a touch of sweetness from the honey but it is mostly spicy. The sauce is very similar to buffalo wing sauce. If you are not a fan of spice you can use a more mild hot sauce in place of the hot pepper sauce. This sauce is very easy…
  • Black Bean Dip Recipe

    Bobby
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    This black bean dip is a healthy alternative to using refried beans in your dip. Dip recipes make a great appetizer to serve for your Super Bowl party. This recipe combines black beans with sour cream, jalapeno peppers, cheese and diced tomatoes to create a delicious and slightly spicy dip that goes great served with tortilla chips. The beans, chilies and sour cream are blended in a food processor until smooth and then placed into a baking dish. The dip is served warm and is baked in the oven. The dip is topped off with cheese, tomato, cilantro and green onion. Enjoy. Black Bean Dip…
  • Alice Springs Quesadillas Recipe

    Bobby
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    If you are a fan of Alice Spring’s Chicken at Outback Steakhouse restaurant, you will love these quesadillas. These Alice Springs quesadillas are loaded with chicken, cheese, mushrooms and crispy crumbled bacon. The quesadillas are served with a homemade honey mustard sauce which is a simple combination of Dijon mustard, honey and lemon juice. There are numerous ways to save time in this recipe such as buying precooked chicken and bacon, and purchasing premade honey mustard. For the tortillas, you can either use a good wheat or flour tortilla. These quesadillas are a great option for dinner…
 
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  • afternoon at the zoo

    katy
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    I have been extremely busy lately.  After starting my own law practice a year and a half ago, I’ve really felt like I hit my stride in the last six months, which is an awesome feeling.  However, the flip side of that awesome feeling is that I have been working really, really hard.  Bear and I have settled into a fairly predictable schedule in the last few months, and as long as I don’t have court appearances, meetings, or depositions, I usually stay home with him in the mornings and work during his nap, and then take him to school in the afternoons.  I…
  • making it look easy?  i hope not.

    katy
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    Sometimes when I post a particularly sweet photo, video, or blog post about our son, I get a comment back: “You make it look easy.” Undoubtedly, this comment comes from a good place.  It’s someone telling me that I’m doing ok at this whole mothering thing (hopefully, I am), that life seems pretty good (it is) and that the baby and I are clearly happy (we are).  But, oh my gosh.  The last thing I would want to do ever is make it look easy. Social media and blogging are such wonderful additions to our culture; they let people connect across huge distances…
  • career: where it all began

    katy
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    One of the things that I promised in 2015 was that I’d share more with you guys about my legal career.  From the start of this blog, I’ve struggled with how to incorporate my professional life with the content here, and up till now, I’ve never felt like I had the right solution.  Honestly, in the past seven years since Sugarlaws was founded, I’ve largely ignored the topic of my job on here.  Except for writing about the challenges of being a working mom, I haven’t written much about my life as a lawyer, and often it feels like a gaping hole that…
  • CHOPPED!  (introducing my post-partum haircut!)

    katy
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
    This is sort of rite of passage, right? I scheduled a haircut for this weekend, and in the morning, as I was getting ready, I looked at my insanely long hair, and suddenly realized… I was sick of it. It was as simple as that: the ends of my hair have been growing for about a decade, nearly untouched.  After a terrible crop my freshman year of college, I’ve pretty much let my hair grow with just bare minimal trims twice a year.  But now that I’d grown my hair out to nearly waist-length, I found myself looking in the mirror and it just suddenly looked……
  • what a week this one has been.

    katy
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Have I got a story for you guys today.  (Skipping to the end, I’ll tell you: we’re fine, everything is fine.  As you can see in that picture above, Bear is totally ok, but… here goes.) So, last Friday, when I picked Bear up from the school he goes to in the afternoons, he felt a little warm.  A few hours later, his temperature had gone up to about 100 degrees, which is definitely a fever, but a pretty low-grade one.  It came down with Tylenol, and persisted for about a day and a half, and then he kicked it.  Almost immediately afterwards, he started…
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    The Fresh Loaf

  • "More than 15 but less than 30" Ingredient Sourdough (Based on BBA Basic Sourdough)

    dosco
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:05 pm
    "More than 15 but less than 30" Ingredient Sourdough (Based on BBA Basic Sourdough)Submitted by dosco on January 29, 2015 - 7:05pm.I was intrigued by dabrownman's "more than 15 but less than 30 ingredient challenge" so I decided to give it a try by modifying Reinhart's BBA Basic Sourdough. I bought a package of Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain 10 Grain Hot Cereal, which appears to be coarsely milled whole grains, and chose to substitute 5 oz of starter with 5 oz of dry whole grain (Reinhart's recipe calls for 10.2 oz of preferment, in this bread I used about half as much). I made a bit of…
  • 48-Hour Sourdough Torpedos, Three Ways

    a_warming_trend
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    48-Hour Sourdough Torpedos, Three WaysSubmitted by a_warming_trend on January 29, 2015 - 5:56pm.Who could have imagined that the lid of a cheap turkey roaster would give me the confidence to explore whole new areas of shaping and scoring my sourdough loaves? I feel like it’s given my baking stone a new purpose in life.Last weekend I posted my first pointy batards. I have done a number of early morning bakes since then, and I'm pretty much transfixed by the shape. They just have this...I don't know...this subtle elegance, I guess. And working with them also allows me to practice some of the…
  • Starter Revived

    MichaelH
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Starter RevivedSubmitted by MichaelH on January 29, 2015 - 4:50pm.My starter died this summer due to starvation and neglect. It was watery and foul, but I seem to have revived it after a few feedings.However, the point of this post is that in 2009 I took a couple of Tbs of this starter and smeared it on a piece of parchment, put it in the oven on the proof cycle (80*F) and left it overnight. The next morning I scraped of the dried flakes, put them in a freeezer bag and into cold storage it went at 0*. I revived them 2 days ago with water and flour; after 3 feedings at 12 hour intervals I have…
  • Oatmeal Bread

    FueledByCoffee
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Oatmeal BreadSubmitted by FueledByCoffee on January 29, 2015 - 3:06pm.New oatmeal bread formula I've been working on at home in my free time.  Feel free to try it and share the results (hopefully good ones).  Bread ends up with a really nice clean flavor, great toasted up in the morning with some jelly or eggs.  No need for a sourdough starter which makes it nice and simple though you could certainly incorporate one into the recipe pretty easily and I think the results would be quite pleasing, it will probably be my next adventure with this one.Total Formula -Flour 100% - 750 gramsWater…
  • Side by side comparison

    Conjuay
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Side by side comparison Submitted by Conjuay on January 29, 2015 - 1:23pm.Just decided to bake two loaves (the same dough) on the left, cast iron DO, on the right in an unglazed Romertopf. Both pots placed into a cold oven, and bread plopped in after the preheat (475*F).  Temperature of cast Iron bread when it hit the cooling rack 208, clay pot 198. I thought that was interesting.
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    Homesick Texan

  • Chile verde con carne (beef green chili)

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    Like most people, I grew up eating food cooked in a slow cooker. Whether it was an easy way to have dinner on the table after a long day of work, or a place to park your queso during a party, slow cookers were a large part of my life in Texas. Yet for some reason I never bought my own. I’m not quite sure why though I think it’s probably a space issue more than anything. My kitchen is small and as it is now, my stand mixer lives on my desk. Whenever I thought about getting a slow cooker I wondered where it would go. Then a bunch of friends started reading a popular book about tidying up…
  • Smoky black-eyed pea and sausage soup

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    A few weeks ago I was visiting family in Oregon. I was staying at my dad’s and as a fellow homesick Texan who enjoys spending time in the kitchen, he has an extensive collection of cookbooks on Texan cuisine. One morning I was flipping through one of his books and saw a recipe for black bean enchiladas. I thought to myself, “That would be fun to make with black-eyed peas for New Year’s Day,” and then started scribbling down notes.After I returned to New York, I started testing my recipe for black-eyed pea enchiladas. Like most enchilada dishes made from scratch, there were lots of…
  • Gingerbread doughnut muffins

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    There’s a doughnut store around the corner from me, and while I’m not usually tempted by their doughnuts (my best strategy is to just look the other way when I walk by their shop), this time of year they sell a gingerbread doughnut that I have been curious about. Unfortunately, this doughnut shop has a tendency to sell out of their more popular doughnuts, and by the time I finally gathered the courage to actually go to the shop and get a gingerbread doughnut, they no longer had any on hand. Yes, I say courage because this doughnut shop’s doughnuts are all very appealing and yet…
  • Spicy pecan brittle

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    This is the season of giving, and one of my favorite things to give is candy. Texans have a long tradition of making and sharing candy at the holidays, and my family is no different. When I was young, a Christmas visit wasn’t complete until a tin of homemade candy had been passed around, and we’d enjoy everything from pralines to divinity.One of my favorite candies, however, is nut brittle. Typically in the past, I’ve usually made it with peanuts. This, of course, is the traditional nut brittle and it’s no wonder as those nuts go very well with the crisp candy coating. That said,…
  • Texas turkey chili

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    The other day someone asked me what I always keep in my refrigerator. After going through the usual list of things such as salsa, cilantro, and jalapeños, I added that you will usually find a jar of chili gravy in my refrigerator, as well. “What do you do with it?” he asked. I then explained that I use it for impromptu batches of enchiladas, drizzle it on eggs, or pair it with leftover meat to make a quick and flavorful stew. Now, speaking of leftover meat, one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the few days afterwards when you have a refrigerator loaded with food. Not only does…
 
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    The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

  • Super Bowl Food!

    Ree
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and man oh man…I can not wait. Part of this is because I love a good football game…and part of it is that I love Super Bowl food. For my entire archive of Super Bowl-friendly foods, click here: Super Bowl Recipes on The Pioneer Woman Cooks. To make it easy, though, I’m listing some of my very favorites here. I link to some of these every year…but that’s ’cause they’re so darn good.   Queso Fundido! Absolutely to die for, and very pretty, too.       Dark Chocolate Brownies. Rich, chocoholic-pleasing…
  • Chicken Nachos

    Ree
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:51 am
    It’s Super Bowl week, and you know what that means: NACHOS! I mean, come on. It really is all about the nachos. (Don’t tell the Seahawks and Patriots I said that.) Here’s the step-by-step recipe for the luscious Chicken Nachos I made on Saturday’s football-centric episode of my Food Network show! The chicken is super flavorful and every-so-slightly spicy, and piled on chips with a bunch of melted cheese, it’s about the best football food you can ask for. As I pointed out on the show, you can leave the nachos plain and unadorned in their most basic state (as shown…
  • Butterscotch Pudding

    Ree
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    I had a busy day yesterday because I’m getting ready to start shooting more Food Network episodes on the ranch, and by late afternoon I had a little block of time alone in the house before I had to to run Bryce to the end of our road to meet Marlboro Man, who had to run him to his out-of-town basketball game, before I had to drive the other direction to our town to pick up Todd at basketball practice, just after my girls left for soccer practice in yet another town. And by the way, I have no idea what I was thinking when the kids were all babies and toddlers and I thought life…
  • Mediterranean Orzo Salad

    Ree
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    I love a good orzo salad, and this is one of my favorites because it’s tangy and fresh and there are approximately fourteen million fun ingredients…so it goes with pretty much everything! You know what Confucius always said: “There’s just something about that orzo!”     First, make the delicious dressing (alliteration alert): Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a jar…       And shake it for approximately 38.5736222 seconds to combine. Give or take a year.       Place the cooked, cooled orzo into a…
  • Tomato Soup with Parmesan Croutons

    Ree
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    I made this luscious soup on Saturday’s “Souper Good” episode on Food Network, and it’s also going to be in my next cookbook, which, if I play my cards right (translation: if I get it done), will be out this fall. But it’s so scrumptious, warm, satisfying, and luscious, I wanted to share the recipe here so you could benefit from all the soupy goodness now, not next winter! (Saving recipes for a later time has never been my strong suit. But you probably already knew that.) Here’s the step-by-step recipe, friends! (And psssst. As good as the soup is, the…
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    This Mama Cooks! On a Diet™

  • Plum & Banana Smoothies

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    Even though we’re weeks past the indulgent holiday season, I’m struggling with trying to get my kids to eat healthfully. Just recently I logged on to my son’s lunch account and discovered that lunchtime trips to the salad bar had been replaced by pudding, cookies, and ice cream. So much for wanting to eat healthy for wrestling team this year! I also found out that my daughter’s been buying up candy at the tennis club before games! So I’m stocking up on healthy foods that they both can take to school and to sports practice. In addition, I want to encourage the whole family to start…
  • Grilled Flatiron Steak Salad with Yogurt Dressing

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    I love grilling year-round no matter what the weather. Lately, one of my favorite things to grill up are flatiron steaks. (Also called flank steak or top blade steak.) Since I’m trying to eat smart after an indulgent holiday season, I thought I’d create a recipe that combined flatiron steak with a wholesome salad filled with vegetables, and a homemade yogurt dressing. And since I’m a big believer in real ingredients, I made my marinade with Kraft’s recently revamped line line of barbecue sauces. Kraft Barbecue Sauces feature high-quality ingredients like tomatoes, sweet molasses,…
  • Start the New Year right with a $4 coupon off your next purchase of Centrum® multivitamins

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Centrum®. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Centrum® as a product or its effectiveness. Did you make one of those “gotta get healthy and fit” resolutions for the new year? Maybe you decided to eat more vegetables or drink more water. Did you sign up for a yoga class? Or possibly you promised yourself that you’d walk for at least 30 minutes a day? Well, did you know that only 8% of Americans successfully achieve their New Year’s resolutions? Disheartening, isn’t…
  • Sweet Potato Skins

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    With the Big Game coming up, I’m sure you’re searching for just the right recipes. You know, ones that are crowd pleasers, but won’t require too many extra trips to the gym. That’s why this recipe for Sweet Potato Skins is sure to be a winner! These look so good that if I were you, I’d make up several batches to have for Game Day healthy snacking in case you’re expecting a big crowd. Holly shares some wisdom below on diabetic diets and cooking. If you have someone in your family with diabetes, I’m sure it’ll be of interest. You can find more of Holly’s trim& TERRIFIC®…
  • Cuban Sandwiches and Cuban Sliders made with Naturally Fresh

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    On our recent trip to Washington, D.C., I was surprised to see that many restaurants we visited served Cuban sandwiches. I had only recently discovered these myself last year after a visit to the Columbia Restaurant in the Ybor City section of Tampa, Florida. Since then, I’ve become a Cuban sandwich connoisseur. Some believe it’s all about the bread, like they do at the Columbia Restaurant, though I enjoy a lovely gluten free version at a local sandwich shop. Even my favorite foodie movie from last year, Chef, featured a Mojo Pork Cubano version of the Cuban sandwich. Go Cuban for the Big…
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    foodgawker | foodgawker

  • Cheesy Rice Balls

    theblondechef
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Delicious rice balls stuffed with mozzarella, tossed in a panko dredge, and baked to perfection! They're perfect for game day!
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes

    cookwithmanali
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Classic soft, moist Red Velvet Cupcakes topped with creamy Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting are perfect for Valentine's Day!
  • Honey Garlic Little Smokies

    damndelicious
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Easy peasy, fool-proof cocktail sausages that are amazingly sweet, savory, and of course, completely irresistible!
  • Pecan Linzer Heart Cookie

    thebeachhousekitchen
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Show your Valentine how special they are with these delicious Pecan Linzer Heart Cookies!
  • Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip

    MariaUshakova
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    A healthy and easy to make Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip. Gluten-free.
 
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    Flourish - King Arthur Flour

  • Game day greats

    Susan Reid
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    By the time they get to Phoenix, you’ll be waiting. Your posse’s invited, the extra chairs are in place, and you’ve rummaged for all the extra heating trays, slow cookers, and serving dishes you own, getting ready for the party. If you’re looking for those last one or two menu items to secure your title of all-time-great hosts, allow me to recommend my personal 4th down and 9 yards to go ingredient strategy: Cheese!!! Cheesy things can be crunchy or soft; or in the case of today’s most valuable player, an ingredient that brings a number of others together to…
  • Gluten-Free Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets

    Alyssa Rimmer
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    With Super Bowl Sunday only 5 days away, and if your social media feed looks anything like mine, then I’m guessing you’ve been completely inundated with appetizers, snacks, and other game-day recipes. Problem is, they’re usually super unhealthy or loaded with ingredients that I can’t eat. We’re headed to a friend’s house to watch this year’s game, but I’m certainly not one to show up empty-handed. Bringing my own dish is also a good way for me to make sure that I have something safe to eat, and I won’t end up getting cranky because all I’ve had are a few celery sticks…
  • The King vs. the International Biscuit Festival champ

    PJ Hamel
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    It all started with a letter. Not an email, mind you – a good, old-fashioned letter. Yes, typed on a computer; but printed on paper, put into an envelope with a stamp, and mailed. I was going to quote from the letter to you; but it’s so sweet, I thought you’d like to see it in full, as follows: Well, who can resist a challenge like this? The Biscuit Throwdown is on. I answer Doris with an actual letter – complete with a postage stamp, as payment in advance for sharing her recipe. Doris quickly writes back, saying, “Thank you for responding to my biscuit challenge. I…
  • We’re on a roll

    Natasha Wood
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    You may remember reading that our new King Arthur Flour Bake Truck hit the road in July. We’ve done quite a lot since then – including making 18 stops from Vermont to Florida, and collecting over $8,000 for local charities along the way. Setting up camp at fairs, festivals, and grocery stores, we gave out over 20,000 cookies – and chatted with many King Arthur Flour fans and avid bakers. We love meeting our customers and hearing your stories. Here are some highlights from our summer/fall 2014 tour – Our first stop was the Waterbury Arts Festival in Vermont. People of all ages…
  • Pretzel dough 9 ways, part 2

    PJ Hamel
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    For the prelude to this paean to pretzels, see Pretzel Dough 9 Ways, part 1. Now, where did we leave off with all the wonderful, amazing, and totally yummy things you can do with pretzel dough? Part 1 of this two-part series covers classic pretzels, plus rolls: sandwich, onion, and soft garlic butter knots. Those are the basics; let’s jump right in to some rather more decadent variations on simple pretzel dough. The photos here illustrate treats made from our easy Soft Buttery Pretzel Mix. Let’s start with pigs in a blanket. Divide your pretzel dough into 24 pieces. Flatten each…
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    My Sweet and Saucy

  • Valentine’s Day Treats

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Well it’s that time of year again when love is in the air and our bakery is super busy making yummy treats to help you shower those you love! It seems like we have found a winner with these handsome man desserts!  We are selling them on sugar cookies, oreos and cupcakes now too!  Below is our set 6 pack of cookies that is $25 boxed and bowed.  This set cannot be changed for the $25 price.  If you want to do a custom order you can pick one guy of your choice and we can print him on the cookies, but it has to be a minimum of 6 and there is a $5 add on charge so then the boxed set…
  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Pancake Cake

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Hello! How’s it going? Out here, we’ve had a bananas winter, or lack thereof. I know it’s been a lot crazier and colder out there, so, sorry for the gloating, but this post ought to help you feel a bit better. Cuz this week, we go over a really excellent winter breakfast food, pancakes!! Kaytee made this cake a few months back and recently discovered she’d documented the process, so she’s here to share it with you! First we had a taller tier for this order. It really is up to you, how tall you’d like your cake to be, because realistically, you’re not…
  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Teapot Carved Cake

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Well hello there! It Has been a minute, hasn’t it? Thanks to the holidays being over, we can resume our showing you fine folks how we make our cakes, ok? This week, Kasey made a really cute carved teapot cake! So she starts by carving up her layers of cake into a ball type shape.Then she fills the cake with her flavor, damming up the sides with Swiss Meringue buttercream. She then frosts the outside with buttercream, using a piping bag.She scrapes the sides then puts the cake in the fridge to set up. Then, with rubber gloves, uses her warm hands to smooth the cake into its round…
  • Thanksgiving Desserts + What I’m Thankful for…

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
            Well this year I definitely have a lot to be fhankful for!  We just had our second little cutie pie on November 3rd…little Donovan James Brandon!  He actually wasn’t little haha at 9 lbs 9 oz, but he still seems so tiny now compared to my sweet Blake! We have lots of delicious treats again for you this year!  Everything from our Pumpkin Naked Layer cake (can be ordered with 3 or 4 layers of cake) to our Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust!  Those are just two of my favorites, but scroll below to see what all we have in store for…
  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Carved Dinosaur Cake

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Hello! This week we’re showing you a super special little guy! We had an order last week of a dinosaur cake and a Hello Kitty cake for a lucky family’s two kids’ birthday parties. We had so much fun making them, and Kaytee‘s going to show you how to put the dinosaur together! Here he is all finished up! A note about how this cake was made: we’ve been incredibly lucky to have Melody’s brother-in-law be such a handy man, that he’s been building us wooden supports for our sculpted cakes. So we’ve been able to up our structured cake game,…
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    The Perfect Pantry®

  • 40 fabulous recipes with peanut butter

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
    As my husband Ted and I prepare for the move back to Boston (and much smaller pantry space), I've been cleaning out and using up some ingredients that have been languishing. I'm embarrassed to tell you I found three jars of peanut butter on the shelf, which is weird, considering that I'm not a huge peanut butter fan. I do love PB in sauces (especially spicy Asian-inspired ones), but there's so much more you can do with it. And if you bake, you can probably give me a hundred ideas of how to use some of what I've got on hand. These 40 recipes that feature peanut butter…
  • Pressure cooker chickpea gremolata with green olives, pine nuts and raisins {vegan, gluten-free}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Other than in hummus, chickpeas don't turn me on. Or they didn't, until I tried this chickpea gremolata and pumped it up with pine nuts and raisins and green olives. This dish was the kind of perfect storm that can occur when you have a perfect pantry: a long-forgotten gift package of dried chickpeas discovered on the back shelf of the cupboard; a bag of giant mixed raisins from Trader Joe's; and a pressure cooker standing empty. The best thing about this dish is the texture of the chickpeas. Without any presoaking, add the dry chickpeas to the pressure cooker, and what comes out…
  • Raisins: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, even favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell. In the house where I grew up, raisins were everywhere: in noodle puddings, in cinnamon-raisin bread (the squishy grocery-store kind I still secretly crave), and in my lunch box almost every day. I love golden raisins, and I use them in curries, tagines and chutneys as well as oatmeal…
  • Slow cooker shredded beef chili with beans

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    On a cold day a few weeks ago, my husband Ted and I had pre-theater dinner with our friends Mary and Mike at our favorite across-the-street-from-the-house restaurant. We shared an appetizer-sized portion of short rib chili, just a few heavenly rich and sweet bites for each of us. When I decided to make my own version, I knew I wanted something a bit leaner; after all, some of the amazingness of the chili came from the fatty short ribs. So, instead, I used my stand-by, brisket. Coffee and cocoa give this chili a deep Mexican mole undertone. A hit of fresh lime juice at the very end is an…
  • Turkey, brie, roasted red pepper and arugula panini with honey mustard sauce

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Nothing, but nothing, beats a really great grilled cheese sandwich. If you've seen the movie Chef, you know how much of an event a grilled cheese sandwich can be. Like the dad in the movie, my father was our family's official grilled cheese master, carefully buttering white bread, precisely positioning a few square slices of yellow cheese, pressing it flat under a plate in a frying pan on the stove, tending it until the bread turned perfectly golden. Well, that was a bit of heaven to me. Nowadays my grilled cheese creations tend to end up in the panini press, and there's usually…
 
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    My Wooden Spoon

  • Wholesome and Happy

    A Cowboy's Wife
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve shared, with you, our goals for Truett and I’m finding that changing Truett’s eating habits/choices, is not as hard as I thought it would be. He seems to be embracing it all very well and so I wanted to share a couple of my tips & ideas with you on how to encourage different eating habits/choices and how to manage ‘food’ in this busy world we live in!  I’m just a mom trying to keep my family wholesome and happy!  That’s what life is all about y’all. PLAN AHEAD I know, I know. It’s one of those things that you start, with good…
  • Quick Taco Salad

    A Cowboy's Wife
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Quick and easy recipes are the way to go y’all.  Since we are trying a little bit harder to make smart eating choices with Truett, we’ve been trying to switch up the full blown 3 course meals with some more balanced, nutritious dinners, like this quick Taco Salad. I realized that Truett loves lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and of course meat so I thought, why not make a taco salad for him. He’s eaten traditional salads and we’ve eaten taco salads in town but I’ve never really made one at home.  The thing I love about this, is that he’s getting some balance…
  • Grillin’ and Chillin’ Orange Barbecued Ribs

    A Cowboy's Wife
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Grillin’ in January? That’s right y’all! Not even the 34′ temps can keep Texans from grillin’! While my husband has a tried and true rib recipe, he’s been dying to try these orange barbecued ribs and it would be crazy to wait until Summer to have something so good, especially when we need chow food for all these football games! Working on a cattle ranch, you’d expect us to be grillin’ beef ribs but sometimes, having pork makes for a nice change, which is why we chose to make Kraft’s Orange Barbecued Ribs.  The recipe calls for pork…
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  • 10 Delicious Things from the Winter 2015 Fancy Food Show

    Amy Sherman
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    If I had to make a shopping list based on what I tried at the Winter 2015 Fancy Food Show, here is what I would recommend buying.I thought I knew something about maple syrup, but now after talking to Dori Ross of Tonewood Maple I know so much more. Tonewood Maple has gotten some serious attention for their solid maple cube that you can shave to create maple sugar, but it was their single estate varietals of maple syrup that blew my mind. When processed separately (something that doesn’t happen everywhere) you get amazing differences in the flavor. Each bottle is…
  • Christmas Lima Bean & Butternut Squash Stew Recipe

    Amy Sherman
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    One of my new year's resolutions is to use more of the food stored in my pantry. My shelves are overflowing with packages of grains, heirloom beans, dried pasta, Asian sauces, jams, mustards, sardines, cans of tomatoes and more. My goal is to cook with something that is languishing in the pantry or my equally stuffed-to-capacity freezer, every single day. Yesterday I chose some Christmas lima beans to transform into a vegetarian main dish. Eat less meat and more vegetarian food! That is yet another new year's resolution.Christmas lima beans are sometimes called chestnut lima beans. When…
  • Winter Fancy Food Show 2015 Trends: Turmeric, Beef Jerky & Fermented Foods

    Amy Sherman
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Attending the Winter Fancy Food Show (which is a trade show for the specialty food association) is a terrific opportunity to see what's new and happening in the world of speciality food. The biggest trends I noticed this time around were teas with turmeric, beef jerky and fermented foods, which included kombucha, probiotic drinks (most dairy based) and raw live active culture salsas, pickles, kimchi and sauerkraut. Interestingly enough, they each have a health angle to them. Fermented foods provide probiotics which are healthy bacteria and yeasts. Turmeric has…
  • Juice & Smoothie Books & Giveaway

    Amy Sherman
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    After the indulgences of the holiday season come the resolutions of the new year. And when it comes to food, there's a popular belief that you can atone for the sins of the past with repentance in the form of detoxing, cleanses and juicing. Juice is a delicious thing to drink, but relying on it instead of actual food can be downright dangerous to your health; this isn’t just my opinion, but what nutritionists say—you can read more in articles like Juice Cleanses: Not healthy, Not Virtuous, Just Expensive and Juice Cleanses: Health Hocus Pocus. Also you can't detox your body,…
  • The Search for General Tso: Movie Review

    Amy Sherman
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:14 pm
    New Year’s Day is a traditional time to go see a movie, but if you can wait a little longer, I highly recommend checking out The Search for General Tso, which begins a theatrical release as well as being available on video on demand January 2nd, 2015. It’s a documentary about the origins and popularity of General Tso’s chicken, a dish that has practically become as American as apple pie. But even if you know the basics about the dish—where it came from and why it’s named after the general—this documentary is well worth watching.The film covers Chinese immigration to the US, a bit…
 
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  • Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Peppers (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)

    Kalyn Denny
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    This simple recipe for Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and roasted Red Peppers is one of my favorites!Sometimes I feel like a very bad blogger indeed!  This week food bloggers everywhere are posting Superbowl party food and I'm over here sharing updated photos for this deliciously healthy Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Peppers. Of course, if you're looking for carb-conscious Superbowl recipes, there are plenty of good ideas on the blog, but since the entire east coast of the U.S. is snowed in, it seems like soup is a good menu choice for lots of people. …
  • Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Cups (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Cups are a delicious treat for dinner or game-day snacking.I grew up with a wonderful dad who thought shrimp was about the best possible food, which might explain my own fondness for all things shrimp.  Another flavor I love is horseradish, the ingredient that gives that spicy kick to my low-sugar cocktail sauce.  This fun new recipe for Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Cups combines those ingredients in lettuce cups that would be a treat for a healthy low-carb dinner or game-day snack.When I tested out this recipe with Jake, we first mixed the cocktail sauce with the shrimp,…
  • Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Feta, and Mozzarella (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Meatless)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Feta, and Mozzarella is delicious for a side dish or a Meatless main dish.I don't have any kind of clever creative story about how I came up with this Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Feta, and Mozzarella except for the fact that my local store had organic kale on sale for $.99 a bunch (!), and I went a little crazy buying kale.  So then I had to start thinking of ways to use it, and I had a big spaghetti squash on the counter staring me in the face.  Most definitely this is a riff on the Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Pesto and Parmesan…
  • Baby Kale Paleo Taco Salad Recipe with Chile-Lime Dressing (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, SBD Phase One)

    Kalyn Denny
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    Baby Kale Paleo Taco Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing has all my favorite taco salad flavors!Ever since I fell in love with baby kale, I've had fun experimenting with it in different salad combinations, and this Baby Kale Paleo Taco Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing is another baby kale salad that I loved.  The word Paleo in the recipe title means I think this salad will work for the Paleo or Primal way of eating.  (When I told my friend Bonnie about this salad, she asked "What is Paleo?" so click that link if this is new to you as well.)  Since Paleo eating fits so perfectly with…
  • Easy Turkey Chili with Peppers, Mushrooms, and Olives (Gluten-Free, Freezer-Friendly)

    Kalyn Denny
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    This Easy Turkey Chili with Peppers, Mushrooms, and Olives is my favorite new chili recipe!I first made this Easy Turkey Chili with Peppers, Mushrooms, and Olives nearly three months ago, and I put a few containers of it in the diet-friendly section of my freezer.  Then every single time I pulled one of those containers of chili out of the freezer and heated it up for a quick lunch, I was reminded of just how much I loved this chili with ground turkey, green pepper, mushrooms olives, diced green chiles, and two kinds of beans, especially with a little sour cream and grated cheese, which I…
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    A Mindful Carnivore

  • Reclaiming the Land Ethic: An e-course for our times

    Tovar
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    A new, free, online course offers us an opportunity to examine hunting, conservation, and respect for nature. [Click on the post title to read more...]
  • A poem for the woods

    Tovar
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:14 pm
    A few words on learning to listen. [Click on the post title to read more...]
  • Kaia: A eulogy for you, our sweet girl

    Tovar
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Whoever we are--vegetarian or not, hunter or not--individual animals often become part of our families. For us, dear Kaia, losing you has been hard. [Click on the post title to read more...]
  • Adult-onset hunting: Had to make the T-shirts

    Tovar
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    The joke, like the syndrome itself, turned out to be contagious. I decided I had to have the T-shirt made—"Adult-Onset Hunting: It's Never Too Late to Go Wild." [Click on the post title to read more...]
  • “Does hunting make us human?”: A collection to savor

    Tovar
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Over the past eight months, the Center for Humans and Nature has assembled an essay collection worth chewing on. [Click on the post title to read more...]
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  • Hearty Game Day Mexican Dip

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Prep Time:15 min Cook Time:0 min   Tagged: dip, game day, green chilies, ground beef, mexican, onion, picante sauce, A super dip for a Game Day (or tailgate) party! This recipe courtesy of Pioneer Brand, C.H.Guenther & Son, Inc.   Foodie Byte Ingredients 1 pound Lean ground beef 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 jar (16 ounces) Picante sauce 1 can (4 ounces) diced or chopped green chilies, undrained 1 cup Water, divided 1 package Pioneer Country Gravy Mix (2.75 ounces) 16 ounces processed Mexican cheese food, cubed 1 teaspoon Cumin 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper…
  • Eggplant Parmesan with Homemade Red Sauce

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Prep Time:30 minutes Cook Time:1 hour Serves:8   Tagged: eggplant parmesan recipe, italian, marinara, meatless, red sauce, vegetarian recipes, This recipe is a delicious, modern interpretation of an Italian classic--and a meatless meal the whole family will enjoy. The homemade red sauce is easy to make, and tastes better than jarred marinara. Why Try? Many people are trying to cut back on meat consumption. This entree makes an excellent meatless choice--it has such a rich, "meaty" flavor, your kids may not realize it's not Chicken Parmesan unless you tell them.   Foodie Byte We…
  • Wild Rice and Peppers

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:20 minutes Serves:8   Tagged: green bell, green onions, long grain and wild rice mix, mushrooms, red bell pepper, white rice, Jazz up rice by adding earthy wild rice, mushrooms and colorful peppers. See the video for step-by-step instructions by clicking here. Recipe courtesy of Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC® Too Hot in the Kitchen Diabetic Exchanges: 1.5 starch, 1 fat   Foodie Byte Nutritional Nugget: The carotenoid-rich bell pepper provides powerful protection helping reduce the risk for certain cancers and boosting the immune system.
  • Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time:20 minutes   Tagged: buffalo, dip, frank's redhot, super bowl, the big game, This robust creamy dip tastes like Buffalo Chicken Wings but without the mess! Serve hot with celery sticks or veggies. Recipe courtesy of Frank’s® REDHOT®. Microwave Directions: Prepare as above. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 5 minutes until hot, stirring halfway through cooking. Tip: For a party buffet table, keep this dip hot in a small crock pot or fondue pot.   Foodie Byte Ingredients 8 ounce package cream cheese1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing1/2 cup…
  • Guacamole Grilled Chicken Club

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time:15 minutes Serves:4   Tagged: chicken, chipotle mayo, club sandwich, cojita cheese, guacamole, mexican, sandwiches, Add a Mexican accent to your run-of-the-mill club sandwich with a scoop of fresh guacamole. ¡Olé! Why Try? It’s a simple way to bring exciting new flavor and color into an old favorite.   Foodie Byte The crumbled cojita cheese adds another nice layer of flavor. Don’t skimp here…it’s worth it. Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast filets (about 1 pound total) Salt and black pepper, to taste 4 Ciabatta…
 
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  • Devouring the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show

    Kathy Strahs
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    So many booths, so many dreams! Imagine the world’s largest Whole Foods on a Friday evening…plus sales reps…and speed dating. At the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco on Monday, I was overwhelmed — dizzied, even — by the sheer volume of specialty food products and people looking to buy, sell, package and promote them. Meeting Nancy Silverton (see above) was definitely a highlight of the show for me. I’ve long admired her success as a chef and businesswoman and was extra proud to let her know that I used La Brea Bakery bread throughout much of The…
  • Diving Into Butter

    Kathy Strahs
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:08 pm
    My butter experience has changed, and I’ve been telling everyone about it. The initial shift happened during my 40th birthday dinner at Coi, in San Francisco. When it was time for the bread course, about an hour into our tasting menu, our server bothered to mention that the little individual loaves of Japanese milk bread he was setting on the table were accompanied by the restaurant’s housemade cultured butter and Maldon sea salt. The butter wasn’t just some anonymous off-white spread in a dish…they’d made it themselves, and there was rhyme and reason behind…
  • Those Cuban Sandwiches from the “Chef” Movie!

    Kathy Strahs
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    There’s a memorable scene in Chef — if you saw the movie this summer, you know the one — where John Leguizamo sways to Cuban music, massaging mojo marinade into a pork shoulder in a manner that probably deserves some privacy. When it’s falling-off-the-bone roasted, Jon Favreau, like a surgeon, shaves off a few test pieces…and determines it’s pretty perfect. It can’t be possible to watch that movie without desperately wanting to get into that roast pork and the Cubanos they assemble from it (well, unless you don’t eat pork). So I was excited to…
  • Why You Need This Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

    Kathy Strahs
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Because I’ve made them many times over the years and they’re the best pumpkin muffins I’ve tasted — fluffy, flavorful, unfussy, nice doming. Because even though baking with pumpkin can be kind of a seasonal fad, it’s a delicious one, so pumpkin on! Because now that it’s October you’re undoubtedly going to need to bring a crowd-pleasing, autumn-appropriate dish to school/work/church/soccer, etc. Or you’re simply going to want one at home on a brisk autumn afternoon. Because you can easily double the recipe for a big group — in fact, the…
  • Smoked Sausage, Fig and Manchego Skewers plus Win a $100 Visa Gift Card from Johnsonville Sausage

    Kathy Strahs
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    To me, appetizers are the ultimate comfort food. They’re a treat – party food, or something to share when my husband and I are out at a restaurant. With just a few bites through which to deliver something delicious and memorable – the flavors and textures of appetizers can be bolder, more intense, maybe even more decadent. Just a few amazing bites are all I’m after. When I began building these Smoked Sausage, Fig and Manchego Skewers in my mind, I could already taste the sweet and the salty, the smoky and the buttery. I could envision the grill marks on the sausage, the…
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  • Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Cupcakes {giveaway!}

    Lori Lange
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    A big-time favorite in my house:  Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Cupcakes These are such a good sweet munchie for a party because everyone loves cupcakes, and everyone loves cookies, and everyone loves peanut butter cups.  Put them all together and you’ve got these Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Cupcakes!  They’re always a big hit. This recipe comes from my cookbook: The Recipe Girl Cookbook.  80% of the recipes in my book are brand new, created just for the cookbook (never published on RecipeGirl.com). So that means that 156 of the 195 recipes… you’ve never seen before! The…
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

    Lori Lange
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a go-to appetizer that you’ll make over and over again:  Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe  This is one of those dip recipes that you’re going to want to dip into immediately… and then you’re going to have a really tough time not coming back to it again and again for more indulgent dipping! Just a few ingredients mixed together and baked until bubbly makes this a very easy appetizer to prepare.  It’s a nice choice for Game Day too (since that’s one of the days of the year where it’s perfectly okay to eat creamy, hot bubbling dips like this!)…
  • Greek Yogurt Banana Bread (big giveaway!)

    Lori Lange
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    Another great banana bread recipe!  Greek Yogurt Banana Bread As the first month of the new year progresses, I’m continuing to make as many positive changes as my life allows.  We’ve had a rough start as my husband broke his leg just after Christmas in a sledding accident.  The silver lining in this story is that we have been able to spend a lot of time together as a family, and I’ve made healthy meals for us to eat at home almost every day since it’s been tough for my husband to get around.  When the bananas on the counter begin to blacken, it’s always a…
  • Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

    Lori Lange
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m so glad I finally made these- they’re as close to authentic as you can get:   Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches If you love Philly cheese steak as much as my family does… and if you’ve ever ventured into Philadelphia… then you’ve likely tried Geno’s and Pat’s for their take on cheese steaks.  Geno’s and Pat’s are two competing Philly cheese steak restaurants, and they are directly across the street from each other.  I’ve tried them both, and I don’t really have a preference of one over the other.  They’re both…
  • Salmon Pasta {BIG GIVEAWAY}

    Lori Lange
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m crazy about pasta.  And I’m crazy about salmon.  So it makes sense that I’m crazy about this Salmon Pasta recipe! My never-ending quest to be healthy and feel great means I’m making small changes this year in my eating habits.  So far so good… I’m cutting down on sugar, eating more fruits and vegetables, and subbing healthy grains like quinoa for white rice.  As far as I’m concerned, those are some positive, healthy changes.  This year I’ve partnered with Kroger to encourage everyone to reach their goals and attain these ‘little…
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  • Art of Food 2015 Is Almost Here!

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    It’s back! Art of Food at the Carnegie’s opening night is on February 20 from 6-9 p.m. This one is a fun and unique event — not only do you get to try great food from chefs around the city, you get to experience art inspired by food by artists like Pam Kravetz and Eric Brass. This year’s theme — executed by Kravetz– will revolve around Candyland.  Get there early — the Carnegie fills up fast. Shalini Latour of Chocolates Latour at the 2014 Art of Food.   Featured chefs this year include: • Chef Alfio Gulisano, Alfio’s • Chef Mike…
  • Review: Lachey’s Bar

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    The Better Half likes to go to sports bars.  He’s a far bigger sports fan than I am, and sometimes he just wants to watch a game on a gigantic screen with a couple of beers. I, of course, go with him because I am that kind of wife, despite the fact that most sports bars have terrible food.  Plus, someone needs to be the designated driver, since there aren’t a lot of spots to do that within walking distance of downtown or OTR. When I heard about Nick and Drew Lachey opening a sports bar in OTR, I’ll admit — I was skeptical.  And a reality show attached?  Publicity…
  • AAA Diamond Awards 2015 out, Cincinnati Wins.

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    The AAA Diamond Awards 2015 for restaurants were announced today.  Cincinnati, as usual, represents well, with Orchids at Palm Court leading the pack with 5 stars, the only 5-star restaurant in Ohio. Four Diamonds were awarded to Boca, The Palace at the Cincinnatian, The Celestial and Nicola’s. Cincinnati — for the record– has more 4- and 5- diamond restaurants than any city in Ohio. What do you think of their list? Are they on point? Any additions or deletions? Let me know in the comments. The post AAA Diamond Awards 2015 out, Cincinnati Wins. appeared first on wine me,…
  • Ryan Santos Please Kickstarts for a Permanent Home

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Pop-Up dinners are popular around the country, and for a year or so here, we had several running in various locations around the city.  The standout? Please, headed up by Ryan Santos.  That consistency — and creativity– has paid off, as Santos is now looking to fund his first-ever permanent home — via Kickstarter. He’s looking to raise $35,000 in the next 22 days (he’s about a third of the way there).  Donations range from $1 to $5000+, with incentives like a dinner for you and 16 of your friends anywhere in the Tri-state area (that would be for $5,000) to…
  • Giveaway: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Taste of the World

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Taste of the World is coming up on Saturday.  You’re going, right? used under Creative Commons license; photo by photoantenna on Flickr.   You should: it benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Cincinnati, which helps find cures for blood cancers.  To date, the LLS has provided more than $1 billion dollars for research, and the survival rates for blood cancers are going up each year. Taste of the World is at the Newport Aquarium (who doesn’t like drinking Champagne with jellyfish?) and features wines, beers and spirits from The Party…
 
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    What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses

  • Wild Herbed Pumpkin and Persimmon Soup

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:15 pm
    2015 is well underway with the last week of January already upon us! My schedule has picked up and the quiet few weeks around the Holidays have evaporated. They gave me plenty of time to contemplate about the year past and my goals and core desires for the new year. These thoughts brought me into... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • April 2015: Food Photography and Styling Workshop in Vienna, Austria

    19 Jan 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Vienna, Europe's cultural capital and a metropolis with a unique charm and flair, will provide the backdrop for my first Food Photography and Styling Workshop in 2015. We start in style this year! Together with my colleague Jeanne Horak-Druiff, who will co-instruct with me and the lovely Monika... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Thuringia Meets Asia: Dumpling Sushi and Dim Sum

    14 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    If the British have their roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and the French the Blanquette de veu – then this is Thuringia's all-time classic Sunday lunch - beef roulade stuffed with paper-thin slices of bacon, onion and gherkins and spread with a hint of sharp mustard and served with braised red... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Retrospective 2014

    11 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    Happy New Year! Hope you all had a fantastic and safe start to 2015! After a relaxing break over the Holidays with 2 weeks off I am back ready to kick-start 2015 with much enthusiasm. As I do each year, I’d like to review my year 2014, looking back and reflecting the past year. This is a moment to... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Orange Marmalade and Port Glazed Duck with A Parsnip Pumpkin Truffle Butter Mash

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:23 am
    It looks it’s going to be another snow-less Christmas this year again. Last Christmas was mild, the temperatures hardly falling below 0 degrees Celsius. This year we had a spot of snow. It made my heart flutter a bit, but that fluttering disappeared soon enough when the next morning I had to slip... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
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  • Homemade Onion Dip

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Everyone loves this dip. It’s so easy and you can whip it up really quick. I bet you have all these ingredients in the pantry or fridge too. You can’t go wrong with an onion dip made from scratch!Homemade Onion Dip Ingredients2 Tbsp, Olive Oil2 large Onions (diced)1 tbsp, Garlic (minced)16 oz, Sour Cream2 tsp, Worcestershire Sauce1/2 tsp, Garlic Powder1/4 tsp, Black Pepper1/4 tsp, Kosher or Sea SaltHomemade Onion Dip DirectionsAdd olive oil to pan over medium heat.Add onions, garlic and Worcestershire and saute until caramelized (15-20 minutes).Remove from heat and allow to…
  • Remke Biggs: 3 Day Sale January 23 – 25

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Remke and Bigg’s stores double coupons up to $0.50 every day, plus coupons $0.51 – $0.99 are adjusted up to $1! Remember to use your Pump Perks card so that you can save on gas while you shop! Review the full Remke Bigg’s Coupon Policy + FAQ for more information.View the full list of Remke Bigg’s sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of the best deals to pick up this week:3 Day SaleWhile supplies last. No rain checks.Cookies, Snacks & CandyNabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies, 9.5 – 13 oz – $1.88Limit 4$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie, or Cracker Products,…
  • Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Ohio is such a temperamental state. We have gone from -10 to 40 degrees in the span of a week. On those super cold days, whipping up a batch of this crockpot potato soup really fits the bill. It’s comfort in a bowl, and doesn’t take you any time to prepare.Crockpot Potato Soup Ingredients8 medium Potatoes (cubed)1 Onion (finely chopped)1 quart, Chicken Broth1 lb, Bacon1 cup, Shredded Cheese1 cup, Half and Half1/4 cup, Butter1 tbsp, Garlic Powder1 tsp, Pepper2 tsp, SaltCrockpot Potato Soup DirectionsChop bacon into 1″ pieces and fry.Reserve a little of the bacon as a…
  • Ultimate DIY Bundle, $34.95

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    I haven’t posted many deals recently because there isn’t much that is exciting to me. Plus, I’m honestly purchasing less and trying my hand at doing/make more and more on my own.I am sharing this DIY bundle with you because it’s perfect for someone who wants to save more – after all, that’s what Savings Lifestyle is all about!! For $34.95 you will get 76 ebooks and courses valued at over $1,200! The Ultimate Bundles website can offer this great discount because they work with publishers who self-create or self-publish, which is a perfect combination! Plus,…
  • Giant Eagle Deals: Sale Week of January 22

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Before you shop, be sure to review the Giant Eagle Coupon Policy + FAQ. The sale items below are some of the better deals you will find at Giant Eagle this week. Please leave a comment in this post if you find any other deals that are noteworthy and not on the list.View the full list of Giant Eagle sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of the best deals to pick up this week:Coupons up to $0.99 double!Multi-Item DealsBonus $0.10 Fuelperks wyb $10 in participating Unilever products (up to additional $3.00 savings wyb 30 gallons)Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, 30 oz –…
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    Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog

  • Fullerton Train Station Chili Cheese Fries Added By Shelly Chili Freis.

    FoodBlog
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Have you seen our Orange County Chili Cheese Fries Comparison Report? Just added to it are the pictured Chili Cheese Fries at Santa Fe Cafe at Fullerton Train Station. It’s entertaining watching the trains go by, while lounging on Santa Fe Cafe’s patio with Chili Cheese Fries, an $8 or $10 Pitcher of Beer and the sunset.  It’s what I’ve enjoyed there thus far. Be aware of occasional loitering oddballs, otherwise all should be good. View these Chili Cheese Fries and several others on our on-going Chili Cheese Fries post. In relation to the post title… Shelly…
  • Where To Eat While In Jury Duty In OCSC: It Started With Chapter One.

    FoodBlog
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Jury Duty is always fun — Not, though I did appreciate the hour-and-a-half lunch and not having been impaneled this year.  It wasn’t so bad under those circumstances, especially with a multitude of above-average food options within walking distance.  I wanted to eat at several.  The Jury Room at Orange County Superior Court’s Central Justice Center in Santa Ana provided a map and list of restaurants to help all get to a tasty meal and back to the courthouse again.  It was very helpful. The website associated with the Restaurant Guide and Downtown Santa Ana Map is…
  • Best Dessert In Fullerton: Sticky Toffee Pudding At The Olde Ship.

    FoodBlog
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Have you had the Sticky Toffee Pudding at The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant?  It’s one of the BEST Desserts I’ve had in my life and it’s perfectly served in warm Heavy Cream. I’ve had it three times and still can’t stop thinking about going back for it again.  I suggest going to The Olde Ship each time we’ve dined out recently, but my husband needs more food variety.  It’s a rich dessert that’s best shared, so not to be put over the Sugar edge.  The unsweetened Heavy Cream balances the sweetness beautifully.  I love The Olde Ship…
  • Happy New Year From Nibbles Of Tidbits: We’re Back In 2015.

    FoodBlog
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Food reports coming your way — Happy 2015. The post Happy New Year From Nibbles Of Tidbits: We’re Back In 2015. appeared first on Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog.
  • Food Blog Hacker Special: Poop Sandwich With A Side Of Nothing.

    FoodBlog
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    A Poop Sandwich goes to the A-Hole that hacked a humble food blog — It’s an appropriate meal for a dumb-shit.  You (hacker) accomplished nothing.  Yes, I’m unhappy about it, but will move on. Unfortunately, you’re just a hack and deserve no more than today’s Food Blog Hacker Special. Attention: All Visiting Nibbles of Tidbits (Regulars & New Arrivals) — Please bear with us as we fix a few issues.  There’s no danger here.  Some links are currently disabled and should be functioning soon.  If you’re looking for something and can’t…
 
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  • Almost there - Reisehunger, my 4th cookbook

    Nicky
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    The very last weeks before the cookbook finally hits the shelves are my favorite. The work is done, no more pondering over whether you should change this or that, no emergency calls from your editor. Combined with the thrill of anticipation, it’s a wonderful, though slightly nervous feeling, that you can not really put your finger on.Read the rest of Almost there - Reisehunger, my 4th cookbookCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • Coconut macaroons - Undercover stars on the cookie plate

    Nicky
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:58 pm
    What do you typically look out for on a Christmas cookie plate, that is offered to you? Is it the fancy sugar cookie coated in brightly coloured icing with glittering pearls? Or something rather plain, like jam-filles sablés, spritz cookies or Vanillekipferl? I probably gave it away already, but I almost always opt for the later, and there is a good reason for it.Read the rest of Coconut macaroons - Undercover stars on the cookie plateCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • My Fourth Cookbook - A Parallel Universe

    Nicky
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Hey there! I missed you! You may have guessed it already, I am most definitely not a multi-tasker. Certainly when it comes to shooting a cookbook and blogging at the same time. It just doesn’t work for me, I tried, I really did, several times. Approaching the last few cycles, I finally managed to escape my parallel universe consisting of my kitchen, pantry and props storage. Food shopping, styling, cooking or baking, food styling, shooting, doing the dishes, post-processing – and again. And again. Close to 100 times.Read the rest of My Fourth Cookbook - A Parallel UniverseCopyright…
  • Woodruff ice cream - Wait for it!

    Nicky
    30 May 2014 | 8:49 am
    Tell me, what is the very first thing you think of, when you see or hear the word “woodruff”? Probably the same I connect it with, a pretty nasty green color. For sure if you grew up in the 70s and 80s.Read the rest of Woodruff ice cream - Wait for it!Copyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • How to do magic to stale bread rolls

    Nicky
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    A simple sentence with an unimaginable impact. A couple of years ago I inconsiderately suggested something along the lines of “What do you think, should we try to bake our own sourdough bread?”Read the rest of How to do magic to stale bread rollsCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
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  • Orange Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry ~ 31 Days of Skillet Dinner Recipes

    Jenn K
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    As I look back at all that we’ve shared in this skillet dinners series, we didn’t feature enough stir-fry meals. (Sorry about that!) To make up for it, we’ll share more on the website soon. But for now, we’ve got this delicious Orange Ginger Chicken Stirfry. It’s not your typical restaurant Orange Chicken because I didn’t coat the chicken in breading. Partly because I just like to keep things simple. This is a delicious non-breaded version with a hint of ginger that perfectly compliments the orange flavors. Because the orange juice is tart, you might need…
  • Costco Top Deals for February 2015: Tyson Chicken, Pull-Ups, Cottonelle, Brawny, Gain + More

    Jenn K
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Have you seen our Costco Meal Plans yet? We’ve got SIX of them including our latest featuring all slow cooker freezer packs! It’s a great way to save on dinners, using bulk ingredients from Costco!!! Included are a price list, shopping list, full recipes, assembly instructions, printable labels, and more! Sign up for the $5 Dinners free email newsletters to receive all of our recipes, promotions, and savings! Plus, Costco Store Deals and all the coupon match-ups for dozens of other stores are available on our Store Page every week! Here are the top deals at Costco for this coupon cycle:…
  • Checkout 51: Save on Fresh Avocados, Bananas, Limes, and Tomatoes

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on the following items: Avocados, any variety = cash back 25¢ Bananas, any brand excluding frozen = cash back 25¢ Limes, any fresh = cash back 25¢ Tomatoes, any fresh, excludes canned = cash back 25¢ Before you head over to the grocery store, check out these 5 ideas to make the best Guacamole! And, they use all the produce savings above except bananas, which would be weird in guacamole. All these are part of Checkout 51’s ongoing “Pick Your Own Offer” program. In the offer list, look for…
  • Skillet Nachos ~ New 31 Days of Skillet Dinners Recipe!

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Ok. More iphone picts. I apologize that they aren’t as great as what we usually share. I have found my SD card and will get back to regular photos in Feb! Let’s talk about these skillet nachos and why we love them. It’s all in one pan. You know how I love One Dish meals. I devoted an entire cookbook to them. This is basically all the flavors of 7 Layer Dip…just assembled in a different way. They are a great ‘counter snack’ – as long as your people know that the pan might be hot and to not touch it. PERFECT Game Day food! (The big game is this…
  • Chocolate Lava Popcorn

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    This stuff will knock your socks off. We love making popcorn in the air popper. Just the other day, the kids figured out that they could put the popped popcorn back into popper and it will fly everywhere when they plug it back in! (Yes, I was watching…and was curious as to what they were up to and closely supervised the entire event. I had just popped some popcorn and had removed the plastic top because it’s hot and I didn’t want them to touch it. Tyler (5) and Cuatro (2) were munching for a few minutes when they decided to start putting to popcorn back in. So they dropped…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Tequila-Marinated Wings

    Lynne Webb
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Tequila, fresh lime juice and garlic make a delicious marinade for chicken wings to serve with blue cheese dipping sauce. Continue reading →       
  • Spaghetti with Bacon, Onion and Thyme

    Lynne Webb
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
    Crumbled bacon, sliced onion, fresh thyme leaves and a touch of cream make a quick, flavorful sauce for spaghetti or linguine. Continue reading →       
  • Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

    Lynne Webb
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Tender lettuce leaves filled with a spicy-sweet combination of shrimp, shredded cabbage and bean sprouts make a light, healthy meal. Continue reading →       
  • Avocado and Egg Toast

    Lynne Webb
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Whole wheat toast topped with lightly-seasoned, mashed avocado and a poached egg makes a delicious, satisfying breakfast. Continue reading →       
  • Maple-Mustard Pork Sliders with Caramelized Onions

    Lynne Webb
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    These mini sliders are made with pan seared slices of pork tenderloin glazed with maple-mustard sauce and a topped with caramelized onions. Continue reading →       
 
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  • Grapefruit & Kumquat Campari Syrup Cake

    Sheila Jarnes
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    I first drank Campari overseas, when all my French and Italian friends pressured me into my first easy sip. Easy, it was, and I’ve now come to love bitter aperitif, as well as almost anything it touches, like grapefruit and kumquats. Oh, and sign me up for all cakes with bitter and sweet citrus flavors. Sign yourself up for Sheila’s cake too, because everyone will be so impressed you worked booze into a cake. -Maggie I have to be totally honest: I am not really a cake person. While I love to indulge in cookies, pies, and the like, I just am not usually excited about cakes. Is that…
  • Feast On This: The Beauty and Charm of Calligraphy with Jenny Milwid

    Kate H. Knapp
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    It’s rare to receive a handwritten anything, really, these days (let’s start sending postcards, ok?), which is why we are in awe of those who put pen to paper with an artistic and elegant flourish. Jenny Milwid, a Boston-based calligrapher and artist (launching a leather goods business later this month), is just such a person, and she is just as darling in person as the incredibly beautiful and whimsical works she creates. We are especially fond of her because she designed the gorgeous signage for our Holiday Pop-Up Shop last December, as well as these lovely gift tags for…
  • In Maggie’s Kitchen: Jam Tarts, Valentine’s “Care” Packages, and How I Live What I Love​

    Maggie Battista
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Hey there, Welcome to Monday. The weekend was a quick blur but it looks like we’ve got a couple extra days off coming, in the northeast anyway. What the weather folks are calling a “potentially historic blizzard” is set to cover the northeastern United States and, honestly, I could use a little time nestled on the sofa with a cookbook. I also want the time to ponder all of these things: Jam Tarts: I’ve become fast friends with Cathy Barrow. Kate interviewed her last year and talked about her first cookbook “Mrs Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry” but we…
  • Jam Tarts from Mrs Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry

    Maggie Battista
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    I could type a million wonderful things about Cathy Barrow. I could tell you about how sweet she was to me and so many others as an early Food52 community member; we were all just doing our thing, sharing our favorite dishes, and she was the cheerleader of every good recipe. I could tell you about our very first meeting which was, of all possible places, in Paris. We met when I attended her Charcuteapalooza celebration in 2011. (Meeting food-fans in Paris is highly recommended, but let’s talk about that another time.) I could tell you about her new cookbook and I will, but first,…
  • What We’re Loving: Pick-Me-Up Comfort Foods

    Amy Feiereisel
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    It must be something about the holidays, or January, or the fact that we all had to leave warm, cozy kitchens for the real world, but everyone (including me!) seems to have something. Sniffles, colds, or just feeling a little under the weather… something. The sub-zero temperatures aren’t helping, I imagine. But what can help is a generous serving of homemade goodness. Bring your friends a one-dish casserole, give your family a tureen of soup, or drop off a batch of chewy, nutty rolls, and make it all better. If you’re feeling particularly heroic, brighten everyone’s…
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    We are not Martha

  • Southwestern Lettuce Wraps (and a Crisp giveaway!)

    Sues
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    When I first moved to Boston after college, it was to attend graduate school at Emerson College. After I took a little tour around campus, I came up with a serious plan. I would be getting lettuce wraps from P.F. Changs and ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery every single night after class. Grad school was going to be ah-mazing. Guess how many times I ended up getting lettuce wraps from P.F. Changs and ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery after class in the 2.5 years I was at Emerson? ZERO. Considering I got out of class at 10:00 p.m. and had a 20 minute T ride home so I could go to bed and go…
  • Frozen Pineapple Coconut Margarita

    Sues
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Uhh I know a couple weeks ago, I wished for a blizzard. But then the temperatures seriously dropped. To like negative degrees. Not even my fleece-lined leggings could protect me. It’s warmed up a little bit and we’re actually in the midst of a pretty big snow, but at this point, I think I’d rather just have a tropical vacation instead. So much so that I actually stopped in the middle of my work the other day and started looking up how much a tropical vacation would cost right about now. But since I sadly won’t be heading on one any time soon, I’m just going to have to keep…
  • Seared Halloumi with Dates, Clementines, and Pomegranate Arils

    Sues
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    When it’s freezing cold out and it’s still pitch dark by 5:00 p.m., you need to find the little things that make you happy. Here’s my shortlist of little things that make me happy in the winter: pomegranates blood oranges grapefruit meyer lemons kale squash sweet potatoes the fact that I can eat a lot of cheese and don’t have to put on a bathing suit fireplaces blizzards when I’m inside and my loved ones are safe … I think that’s everything? I told you it was short. And mostly food related. My friends at POM Wonderful sent me this lovely gift that definitely brightened up a long…
  • Ginger Coconut Whipped Sweet Potatoes

    Sues
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    This recipe makes me want to travel back in time 20 years and yell at my 12-year-old self. Like seriously yell. I don’t believe in spanking children and a 12-year-old is probably too old to spank anyway, but I’m pretty sure my 12-year-old self deserved it. Because I did not eat sweet potatoes when I was 12. I don’t think I ate them until I was 18 or so. Which means I wasted a whole lot of years not eating sweet potatoes. And that is not OK. My excuse? “Potatoes should not taste like dessert.” Um, but why not?? Why did nobody think to ask me why not?? If a potato tastes like dessert,…
  • Jalapeño Parmesan Quinoa Tater Tots

    Sues
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:14 pm
    The other day I tried to figure out what cooking skill I perfected the most in 2014. And I’m not sure if I should be proud to say it or not, but it was totally frying. From doughnuts to fritters to chicken, I spent a decent amount of time waiting for pots full of oil to hit the right temperature. I also set off the smoke detectors a time or two (or 34). And learned that there’s literally no way to turn them off in our house. And they’re obnoxiously loud. And say things in a creepy voice, like “smoke in the kitchen. Evacuate now!” Except you can’t really hear the voice because the…
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    Simple Comfort Food

  • St. Louis Style Pizza

    Dax Phillips
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I’ve always been a big fan of making pizza for my family. If I could have it my way, I would probably eat pizza on a daily basis. I love it that much. The great thing about pizza is you can make it your own. Everything from the dough to the sauce to the toppings. That’s what I truly love about it. I’ve been trying to master my artisanal dough for some time now, and I think I am getting really close, but recently I found out about a pizza dough that was no mess, no fuss, and it’s coined as St. Louis style pizza. I was intrigued, and pleasantly surprised. This dough has…
  • Spicy Beef and Kimchi Tacos

    Dax Phillips
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    Recently I made a stop at one of my favorite taquerias in town, El Rey Supermercado, as I normally do, and decided to shop around for a few minutes after I had a delicious taco lunch. Often times when I go there, I load up on limes, chilies, avocados, and corn tortillas, but this time around I loaded up on fresh fruits, and meat. I can say I get a bit intimidated when ordering from their butcher as my ten years or so of Spanish is a bit weak, but heck, I give it a try every single time.  One thing that stood out to me while I was browsing was these great beef ribs that we thinly sliced.
  • Asian Style Beef Stew

    Dax Phillips
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Comfort food season is still in full effect here in chilly Wisconsin. Who am I kidding, it seems as though comfort food is always in full effect in my house! Recently as I was rummaging through my freezer, I happened to see a rump roast, and I decided to set it out for the following meal. My kids have yet to get into the whole idea of beef stew, or a pot roast if you will. I have no idea why as I consider that meal totally comforting, however you make it. With that said, and with the notion that my kids were not going to be all that interested in it, I decided to take a spin on a beef stew,…
  • Avocado Egg Rolls

    Dax Phillips
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
    Are you a fan of the avocado? I know my wife and I are big fans, and we typically buy a handful of them on a weekly basis. Some times however those darn, and delicious avocados tend to get a bit too soft, and if you are like me, I am just not a fan of really soft avocados. I was not going to let those avocados get soft on me this time around, and that when I decided to make an attempt at stuffing them inside of egg roll wrappers and see if they would turnout. Whoa! I love me some egg rolls, but now I really, really love them, especially avocado egg rolls! It doesn’t get any simpler to…
  • Baba Ghanoush

    Dax Phillips
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    My wife and I are really big fans of homemade hummus. To be honest, personally, I do not think there is any good store bought hummus out there. I’ve tried various brands and they all go to waste, which is a shame in my opinion. There is something about the texture, and flavors, that when scooped with vegetables, or simple pita bread, well, it just makes everything better. There is a similar Levantine dish that my wife was not aware of, and one that I truly love as well, and that is Baba Ghanoush. Typically this dip can be made with an array of ingredients, but the base is grilled and…
 
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  • My Refresh Update + The Giveaway Winner

    Caroline
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    How is everyone doing with their refresh?  Don’t let the momentum of January resolutions fade! A few weeks ago, I accepted a challenge from Plum Vida™ to refresh part of my life. I chose my snacking routine, which was in need of a healthy makeover. To avoid low blood sugar downers, I had dry snack bars tucked in every pocket and pouch. The new organic Plum Vida™ pouches seemed like the ideal opportunity for keeping accessible, healthy snacks with me at all times. If you read the last post, you saw that I tucked the convenient pouches in my work bag, gym bag, pockets and glove…
  • Refreshing my Snack Routine (+ Plum Vida™ Giveaway!)

    Courtney
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    I’m attempting a healthy snacking revolution. Anyone want to join me? Confession #1: I’m a snack hoarder. Confession #2: I am pretty messy. Together, these two traits have worked together resulting in a number of unforgotten snacks-turned-science-experiments stashed in the bottom of purses and bags. I can’t believe I am admitting this but when I was selling an old diaper bag at our garage sale last fall, I found a petrified black mass at the bottom of one of the pockets that was later identified as a 3-year-old banana. It turns out there is a shrunken, rock solid, odorless stage after…
  • Cherry Chocolate (Spinach!) Smoothie

    Caroline
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    I am SO late to the Green Smoothie party but thrilled to finally be enlightened. At a doctor’s appointment a month ago, my daughter was advised to up her intake of fiber and eat 3 servings of vegetables a day to improve her digestive health. I’d been saying it like a broken record but it took the authority of the woman in the white coat for Mini Whipped to get serious about eating her veggies. Initial determination sparked happier dinners as she tried new specimens and worked hard to get all her broccoli down the hatch. After a week or so, we returned to sour faces, gagging…
  • Swedish Dream Cookies – Drommar

    Caroline
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Ever heard of baker’s ammonia? Or perhaps you know it by ammonium carbonate, Hartshorn, hjorthornssalt or  sal volatile? It’s an old ingredient, new to my kitchen. I’ve been completely off the radar because we had guests for 20 days over the holidays. My in-laws visited from Greece and we were lucky enough to have my sister-in-law and her boyfriend for half of the time as well. It gave me an excuse to do quite a bit of cooking! Hosting Christmas brunch and dinner  was a treat. I wish I’d had the time to blog about it along the way. My mom visited Chicago a few…
  • Whipped Picks – Cookbook Gifts (and Give Away!)

    Courtney
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:44 pm
    If you haven’t finished your shopping, consider these foodie gift picks.  There is something special about leafing through the pages of a book in your lap. No browsing on the Internet, or pressing a button, or swiping your finger across glass to progress to the next page. Everything today seems to be electronic, it has almost become decadent to slow down, crack open a book, and enjoy the feeling of pages in your fingers. With the holidays in full swing there are only a handful of moments that can come anywhere close to resembling “easy and slow,” but this year I have decided to…
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  • Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Egg

    Skinnytaste Gina
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:31 am
    This is MY kind of egg sandwich! Whole grain toast with mashed avocado, a runny egg and a few dashes of hot sauce – only 5 ingredients, 5 minutes to make, doesn't get better than that!I'm not much of a breakfast person, most mornings I usually grab a cup of coffee, a hard boiled egg and a piece of fruit, or whip up a smoothie. But lately, I've been obsessed with avocado toast for breakfast, especially when I have avocados in my fridge that need to be used up.If you're like me and love avocado toast, I'd love to hear how you top yours! Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • 50 Light and Healthy Soup Recipes

    Walking on Sunshine
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Here's a great roundup of 50 easy, healthy, low-calorie soup recipes made with real food!Here in NY we're expecting a blizzard of the century! I can't think of a better way to keep warm than with a bowl of soup! Here's a roundup of some of my most popular soup recipes, most of them are freezer friendly and make great leftovers! Enjoy!Crock Pot Minestrone Soup– the BEST Minestrone soup recipe you'll ever tryTurkey Meatball Spinach Tortellini Soup is an easy, kid-friendly soup and a great way to warm up on a cold winter night. One large bowl is under 300 calories and very…
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts

    Skinnytaste Gina
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    These Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts taste like mini pizzas, a fun Superbowl appetizer if you're having friends over!You may recall me mentioning I am guest posting for Better Homes and Gardens blog, Delish Dish this month! I'm really enjoying testing out some of their recipes and adding my own spin. These are really simple to make, using only a handful of ingredients: frozen puff pastry, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil. I didn't change their recipe much, my only changes to make them a bit lighter was to use shredded part skim mozzarella in place of slices of fresh…
  • Lasagna Soup

    Skinnytaste Gina
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Everything you love about lasagna – all in one bowl of soup! Loaded with chicken sausage, lasagna noodles, marinara and cheese. It's easy, filling, hearty and perfect for a cold winter night.This soup is SO darn good! Very family friendly – my kids love it! The dallop of ricotta on top really makes it! I used chicken sausage which gave it such great flavor.Some of my favorite soups are those that are adapted from classic meals. A few examples of this: my Stuffed Pepper Soup, Baked Potato Soup, Chicken Pot Pie Soup, Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup, and in my cookbook my yummy…
  • Chicken Zoodle "Lo Mein" For Two

    Skinnytaste Gina
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    This faux lo mein dish is made with zoodles (zucchini noodles) in place of noodles and the results are DELISH (and bonus under 300 calories)! Each bowl is loaded with chicken and vegetables in a savory sauce. If you want to make this meatless, tofu would also be great in this dish. Start to finish this takes about 20 minutes to make... quicker than waiting for your take-out to get delivered!To make the zoodles you can use a vegetable spiralizer such as the Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer or a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade although the spiralizer is so much easier and safer.Since…
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  • Estrogen-Fest at the Fillmore on Saturday: Go See History Being Made With This All-Female Lineup

    Emma Silvers
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:13 pm
    File under: Firsts we were kinda surprised to hear were firsts, but so be it? On Saturday, Jan. 31, The Fillmore will host the first all-female lineup in the venue's storied existence.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Incident Report on Body Parts in Bag Case Reads "Death Report. Cause Unknown."

    Joe Eskenazi
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Police yesterday were jolted to discover a suitcase on 11th Street between Market and Mission stuffed with human body parts.  Well, who wouldn't be? A lesser surprise — but a surprise nonetheless — was how this case was described on the police incident report.  Police sources tell us it was classified as "Death Report.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Tasting-Menu-Only Californios Turns Authenticity on Its Head

    Pete Kane
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    At first glance, everything about Californios suggests its intention is to clone Saison and unleash it upon a pocket of the Mission where so far, gentrification’s high tide line has been a putt-putt golf course in a former funeral parlor. They’re half-right.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Reel Trendy: Oscars and the Movies That Court Controversy

    Jonathan Ramos
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Hollywood’s biggest night of self-congratulatory pat-on-the-backs known as the Academy Awards is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited to partake from afar in the high status circle jerk.  On Sunday, February 22, in a span of approximately three hours to eternity gold trophies are won, “teams” of strangers thanked, careers will flourish while others go stagnant, cosmetic contracts are sealed and everyone the world over is left with the same burning question, “What was she wearing?” The fact that this is an evening meant to honor and celebrate the year’s best…
  • Adore Delano:RuPaul’s Drag Race Contestant Performs in S.F., Talks to SF Weekly

    Pete Kane
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Adore Delano, runner-up on last season’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, is touring the world in support of her debut album, the EDM-inflected and at times outright sinister Till Death Do Us Party. It’s a return of sorts, as Delano—performing under her birth name of Danny Noriega—initially came to fame as a Top 16 contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, getting dispatched by Simon Cowell et al. after performing “Tainted Love.” Season seven of Drag Race is just around the corner, but Delano's star is on the rise.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    Stephanie
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Bacon + Bourbon. Some things were destined to be. Now, I know, some people say that this whole “bacon trend” is so 2009, but in my book, bacon will never go out of style. So there. I
  • Best of the Fancy Food Show 2015

    Stephanie
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    The Fancy Food Show is always a flurry of tastings and first looks at new products. Without fail, we always eat too much chocolate and get way too excited about the cheese aisle, or should I say cheese aisles, plural. And, it’s always such a treat to chat with producers and taste the goods they’ve been working hard on. Here are our favorites from this year. Seek them out at your local grocery store or specialty goods shop — they are worth it! 1. FARM BELLE, LEMON HONEY CREME Farm Belle infused honey creme, made in Oregon, is unheated, unfiltered, raw honey that’s thick, smooth, and…
  • Persimmon Butter

    Stephanie
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    When persimmon season is at its peak, I just can’t help but load up on these sweet beauties. They are wonderful eaten raw, sliced thin on salads or sandwiches, roasted into a side dish, or baked into a tart, but when I find that I have more than I know what to do with, I turn my persimmon bounty into persimmon butter! Similar to apple butter or pumpkin butter, persimmon butter is simply cooked down fruit that is pureed into a smooth, creamy consistency. Because the fruit is so sweet on its own, no added sugar is needed. I just add a bit of apple juice, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon juice, and a…
  • Chocolate Mousse Meringue Cake

    Stephanie
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Happy New Year! While everyone else is jumping on the green smoothie program right now and ladling out bowls of nourishing soup, I thought it best to start the new year with chocolate cake (sorry, not sorry) … because what better way to leap into 2015 than with chocolate mousse on your tongue? Also known as Concorde Cake, this Chocolate Mousse Meringue Cake is a symphony of exquisite textures, with layers of light-as-air, crispy cocoa meringues alternating between blankets of velvety dark chocolate mousse. Broken batons of meringue decorate the cake and make it a stunner worthy of any…
  • Roasted Grape and Ricotta Crostini

    Stephanie
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    The holiday season can often feel like a flurry of entertaining — there are holiday parties, and impromptu get togethers, cocktail parties, and potlucks. This Roasted Grape and Ricotta Crostini recipe has been my secret weapon all season, and is so good, I have no doubt I’ll carry it with me year round. It is a total over-achiever — it’s a breeze to whip up, can be prepped ahead of time, and can sit at room temperature while remaining utterly delicious. Speaking of delicious, these crostini hit the perfect balance between savory and sweet, creamy and crunchy. Like I said,…
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    Food Storage Made Easy

  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 3: Car Kits and Evacuation Plans

    Jodi and Julie
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    We are excited to be starting week 3 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! Last week we saw more great progress from all those participating and we are excited to keep going. If you didn’t catch last week’s post you can see it here. You should also make sure to check out the amazing spreadsheet Julie put together for us all as part of her do-over. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you’d like to receive email notifications of each week’s do-over assignment you can join…
  • Financial Preps: Julie’s Do-Over

    Jodi and Julie
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    For our Food Storage Do-Over this week we are focusing on financial preps. Like all aspects of food storage and preparedness you can’t just do this once and be done with it forever. You have to “rotate” so to speak. In other words, you need to update. For a complete list of things we have thought about updating see the week 2 do-over post here. Today I’m sharing one of the things I have been working on this week. This isn’t a one-size fits all kind of project. It’s personal, some of it private, and custom to each families situation. Some of these ideas may…
  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 2: Financial Preps

    Jodi and Julie
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    We are excited to be starting week 2 of our food storage do-over! Last week we saw a lot of great progress from all those participating and we are excited to keep going. If you didn’t catch last week’s post you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you’d like to receive email notifications of each week’s do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun…
  • 72 Hour Kits: Jodi’s Do-Over

    Jodi and Julie
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:57 pm
    This week we’ve working on 72 hour kits during our Food Storage Do-Over 2015. If you haven’t signed up to do the Do-Over with us it’s not too late! Today I wanted to share a little of my thought process as I work on the tasks this week, hopefully it helps you as you go through your OWN do-over! 1. Evaluate my needs I talked through a few potential evacuation scenarios with my husband. In our situation I need to be prepared to evacuate quickly with a high probability of him not being there. This means I need a complete bag for myself and can’t depend on being able to…
  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 1: 72 Hour Kits

    Jodi and Julie
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    We are sooooo excited to be starting off the food storage do-over! Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group click here. If you’d like to receive email notifications of each week’s do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! We heard a statistic once that if you have 3 days of food and water on hand you will be more prepared for an emergency than…
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    Living the Culinary Life, Every Day.

  • Winter’s Bounty Breakfast Cake Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    - A quick breakfast cake recipe for those snowy winter mornings - As anyone with a CSA membership knows, winter can be a season of consistency; when you open your weekly winter produce box, you generally find a rotating cast of kale, beets, fennel root, carrots, celeriac, parsnips, and other cold-weather goodies. I’m 100% pro-hearty greens and root vegetables, but even I can only make so many root-based soups and creamy gratins. After a while, I get bored and need something else to do with all of these starchy roots… I need a recipe compelling enough to curb my winter…
  • Wintertime Spiced Cranberry Jam

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    - I can’t think of a more warming breakfast treat than spiced cranberry jam on toast. - - …and don’t forget the clotted cream! - Winter is a time of warming spices, I think most of us can agree on that. Can you think of a more satisfying way to fend off frigid weather than by eating delicious things made with cinnamon? Or nutmeg? Or allspice? Cinnamon and nutmeg are two of the most comforting flavors I can think of. They always remind me of pumpkin pie, gingerbread, and my sock drawer. “Wait. Did she just say sock drawer?” Let me explain. ... Read the rest of…
  • Mandarin Marmalade with Lemon Verbena & Campari

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    29 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    - Mandarin marmalade gets a little kick from Campari. Huzzah! - Recently, someone asked me how I came up with my now infamous recipe for mandarin marmalade with Campari. The truth is, it took me a while to get into cooking with liquor. Sure I’d add a little wine to sauces or vodka to my pie crust, but as far as cooking with spirits goes, it took me a while to jump on the bandwagon. I’m just not a big drinker. And honestly, I didn’t see the need to add yet another set of ingredients to my already packed pantry. Eventually, on my never ending quest for flavor, I got curious about adding…
  • Christmas Pastries: Eclairs with Chocolate Peppermint Ganache

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    - Yay for Christmas pastries! These chocolate mint eclairs will ring your jingle bells. - When the holidays roll around, I turn to my staple Christmas sweets: cookies. Some candy. The occasional seasonal pie at dinner. While these tried and true favorites are always appreciated, have you ever thought about doing something a little different? Why not try Christmas pastries? I mean, seriously. WHY NOT? A lot of folks cringe when they think of making pastry at home, believing the process is complicated, and that pastry projects are riddled with pitfalls at every turn. While some pastries…
  • Steph’s Epic Christmas Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    - Mashed potatoes for the yuletide history books. - This time of year is all about reflection and appreciation, and I’m one of those people who feels compulsively grateful for every little thing in my life. That said, I’ve had a minor gripe building inside of me for the past few years. I’d like to get it off my chest. Let’s talk about one traditional Christmas dinner dish many of us take for granted: mashed potatoes. You probably sit down with your family on Christmas and enjoy a plate packed full of many delicious things, one of which is mashed potatoes. When I picture your holiday…
 
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    Food GPS

  • 10 Great California Barleywines

    Sean Inman
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Before I make my California barleywine choices clear, here’s a little history to muddle up the picture. Barleywine as a style unto its own has both evolved and changed course since its first tentative mentions in history. Much like stouts and porters being intertwined, barleywines and old ales were sometimes one and the same. Names being less rules than vague guideposts. The name barleywine started popping up more frequently starting in 1870, though it was seen before then. It wasn’t really until 1900 that Bass actually became known for it. Fast…
  • L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

    Joshua Lurie
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. The L.A. Beer Blast lets Food GPS readers know what’s new at select L.A. bars and restaurants with great beer selections. You’ll also discover beer-related events in the area. 10 GREAT CALIFORNIA BARLEYWINES The name barleywine started popping up more frequently starting in 1870, and in 1900, Bass became synonymous with the style. Learn about 10 great California barleywines. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below for easy reference. Please note that craft beers rotate frequently at these establishments, and kegs might kick…
  • Bigmista’s Barbecue Pulled Pork Sammich (Dose of Vitamin P)

    Joshua Lurie
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. At Bigmista’s Barbecue & Sammich Shop, which Neil Strawder and Phyllis Strawder planted at Los Coyotes Center in northeast Long Beach, they smoke meat with almond wood or compressed oak “mojo bricks.” A firetruck red smoker rests out front, they’ve got a spare on wheels in the street, and most people grab their barbecue to go. Still, they do have four tables on-site, protected with red and white checked cloths. Just order from a white board at the counter. Their Pulled Pork Sammich ($8.80) features an open-faced bun piled with…
  • Le Comptoir Cauliflower Velouté (Food of the Week)

    Joshua Lurie
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Le Comptoir is the meticulous chef’s counter from Gary Menes inside Koreatown’s revamped Hotel Normandie. 10 bar stools face a stainless steel kitchen, which relies on a convection oven, a row of induction burners, and produce from the talented chef’s Long Beach garden. Decorative gourds and candles dot the counter, wordless jazz plays, and the printed menu rotates regularly, based on micro-seasons. Le Comptoir debuted on December 26, 2014, featuring seatings at 6 pm and 8:30, a base price tag of $64 for six courses, and a vegetable focus, with…
  • Culture Brewing Sour Medley (Drink of the Week)

    Joshua Lurie
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Sure, people flock to North Park to drink craft beer, but San Diego County now has destinations at almost every turn. For instance, Culture Brewing Co. is located in surf-friendly Solana Beach, in the Cedros Avenue Design District. The airy space features tanks, concrete walls lined with pop art and skateboards, and a wood-fenced patio. Steve Raganm the multi-talented brewmaster and designer, teamed with John Niedernhofer and Dennis Williams in February, 2013, and the trio already expanded south in November, 2014, to Ocean Beach. One frequent benefit of…
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  • Peruvian Tiradito Explained

    Greg Henry
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    I’ve got more culinary delights to share from my recent trip to South America. The first stop we made was in Lima, Peru. The oldest parts of Lima are rich in Spanish colonial history. Architecture buffs could wander the streets in awe for days. While its connection to ancient Incan civilization will keep a visitor occupied even longer. However, I fall into the category of gastro-tourist and the new Lima is so rich gastronomically that it puts many of the world’s other great cities to shame. In fact thanks to the time I spent on Visit Peru’s, Cooking in Peru website, I came…
  • Seaweed Fritters (Buñuelos de Algas) from Rochas, Uruguay

    Greg Henry
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    When I travel I like to try new things. I was recently in Uruguay where I sampled Buñuelos de Algas, otherwise known as seaweed fritters. Seaweed Fritters are a specialty of the Rocha region of Uruguay. Humble hostels and high-end, ocean view restaurants all serve Buñuelos de Algas. All the guidebooks mention them as a must-try food. I agree. I know I shouldn’t, but I have a weakness for deep-fried food and fritters may top my list of favorite deep-fried foods. From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. Piping hot fried dough, be it sweet or savory, is a decadent treat I just…
  • The Beaches of Uruguay

    Greg Henry
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    We saved the best part of our South American trip for last– the beaches of Uruguay. We spent the final eight days and seven nights of the 3-week trip driving along the coast of Uruguay. After a hectic schedule in Peru and a week of late nights in Buenos Aires, it was time for some laid-back days, spectacular views, fresh seafood, and an open-ended schedule full of possibilities. For me this spells roadtrip. The beaches of Uruguay are perfect for a roadtrip. The entire coast from Colonia, Uruguay to the border with Brazil is only 300 miles long. I may be yearning for a roadtrip, but if the…
  • Colonia, Uruguay: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, More

    Greg Henry
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    I’m in Uruguay. I realize it’s a bit off the typical tourist path, at least for North Americans. However, in South America, Uruguay is a glamorous summertime destination, and it’s summer here now. So I’m excited to include a sun-drenched, weeklong drive along the coast of Uruguay in our travel itinerary. We’ll be driving almost the entire seaside of this country. Starting in Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest town in Uruguay, and cruising along the coast almost as far as the Brazilian border. Our end goal is Rocha, which is well off the grid so you may not hear…
  • Best Parrillas in Buenos Aires

    Greg Henry
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Buenos Aires is like no other city I’ve been to. I was told to expect a city quite like Paris with its wide boulevards and fashionable apartments overlooking the chicest shopping areas. While it’s true that Buenos Aires has both those features, it has a whole other vibe than Paris, especially when it comes to food. Where Paris seems to quietly evoke its culinary superiority, Buenos Aires jumps out right in your face, and begs you to love her. She’ll leave you screaming for more. The abundance doesn’t stop at the dinner plate either. Architecturally, it’s the kind…
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    Chez Us - The Daily Dish

  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery Partnership

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    28 Jan 2015 | 11:05 pm
    We are beyond thrilled to announce a new partnership between Chez Us and Francis Ford Coppola Winery.  Francis Coppola’s wines are produced in a manner that they should be shared, with friends and family.  We feel the same way about food, it is always best when shared with those around you.  As well, winemaking has been a part of the Coppola family since his grandfather was producing wines in his New York basement;  love this story.  His wines weren’t fancy, just enjoyable everyday drinking wines that anyone could enjoy.  This resonated with me when making the decision to…
  • Hot Honey Chex Mix

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Chex™ Mix is our go-to snack at the airport;  full of goodness and filling!  If I am honest here, it is kind of on the healthy side as well, which is something we strive for when snacking.  When Chex™ asked us to come up with a recipe for the Super Bowl, the first thing that came to mind was Mike’s Hot Honey being spread all over a pan of Chex™, and then browning until crunchy and golden.  If you do not have access to Mike’s Hot Honey, this recipe works well with regular honey and your favorite hot sauce.  Butter is a necessity, so don’t skimp by trying to use…
  • Buttery Zahtar Hummus

    Denise Woodward
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Oh yes, you did read that right.  This is a recipe for Buttery Zahtar Hummus, and it is made with BUTTER.  I know what you are thinking, is she completely insane?!  When we were shopping at Oaktown Spice Shop last week, the girl asked if we had tried hummus made with butter.  Hum, no, but I knew I had to do it.  You have to do it as well.  So good …. We came home armed with a recipe, and immediately tried it out.  It was good, but could be better as the chunks of butter were just too chunky, and it didn’t have enough garlic or chickpeas;  it needed more pizazz.  I got…
  • Spiced Pita Chips

    Denise Woodward
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Pet Peeve is when I buy a bag of pita chips, which is overpriced, and I bring it home and it is only 1/4th of the way full.  And half of the chips are crushed.  Not to mention, half the times, the chips are not that fresh.    I quit wasting my money, and now I make my spiced pita chips at home.  It is easy, and it tastes better than a bag of pre-made.  Not to mention, it ends up being less expensive. Making these spiced pita chips only takes the ingredients and a little extra time.  It is so simple, it is, trust me!  I buy a bag of small pitas, cut them in half, then cut the halves in…
  • Crushing On

    Denise Woodward
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Happy Friday!  I am so glad it is the weekend, how about you?  We had a busy week with our first client event of 2015, and I have been working on back end stuff with Chez Us.  I am ready for a cocktail, and some R&R.  We have a kind of busy weekend planned.  Dinner with a friend from out of town tonight, a birthday party for a client/friend tomorrow night, and then the usual weekend stuff (farmer’s market, laundry, picking up, and a little work).  As well, I am going to try to get a couple new recipes up for y’all.  Just need to shoot and write.  What do you have…
 
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    Foodess

  • Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Jennifer Pallian
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies - chewy and perfectly thick with lots of melty dark chocolate and a crunch of flaky sea salt. The post Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies appeared first on Foodess.
  • Date Night In – Book Review

    Jennifer Pallian
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    A review of Date Night in, a cookbook by Ashley Rodriguez. The post Date Night In – Book Review appeared first on Foodess.
  • Peanut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Jennifer Pallian
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Moist, tender chocolate chip banana bread studded with crunchy peanuts. Heavenly! The post Peanut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread appeared first on Foodess.
  • No-Knead Cheesy Garlic Bread Fingers

    Jennifer Pallian
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Hot, tender, fluffy bread baked under garlic butter and a blanket of stretchy, gooey mozzarella. Serve with spaghetti, or as an appetizer with warm marinara! The post No-Knead Cheesy Garlic Bread Fingers appeared first on Foodess.
  • 9 Apps Every Blogger Needs

    Jennifer Pallian
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The best apps for bloggers: A collection of indispensable tools to organize, plan, manage expenses for, and schedule your blog and social network. The post 9 Apps Every Blogger Needs appeared first on Foodess.
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    80 Breakfasts

  • Peking Pork Chops

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

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

    1 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    Hi.  I hope you’re still here.  Because I am.  I always have been in a way.  All throughout these past months of little sleep, of no respite, of tiredness and sadness.  Of trying to get by, trying to make sure everything was at least a decent amount done.  Of squeezing in work, and children, and food, and a household…while watching my father leave this world.  As I knew he was.  As I always knew.  Even when people gathered around with extra loud voices – as if the volume of it could somehow push the sickness away – I stood by and did what I…
  • Fight Food Waste -- Love Food Don’t Waste

    4 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Hi folks…you still there?  I hope so, because I've been a bit pensive lately, a bit meditative, and usually, when I surface from these states, I have a thing or two to share.  And where else would I share it but here…a space where no one can interrupt me and I can ramble to my heart’s content.  So apologies in advance in case I am a bore!For those of you who are wondering, after this post, my father is a little better, although the general condition has not changed.  Right now, all we can do is make sure he is as comfortable as possible.  Emotionally I don’t…
  • Hi, Hello.

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

  • Tiramisu with Japanese Matcha Green Tea

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Updated pictures and recipe from the archives on January 24, 2015: While hanging out with one of my former students at Love to Go - San Gabriel, she mentioned wanting to learn how to cook. We were eying the tiramisu in the display case, when I said that it was easy to do and that I had been meaning to re-make my Tiramisu with Japanese Matcha Green Tea for the blog. Backtrack a little before
  • Bun Thit Heo Nuong, Tom, Cha Gio (Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork, Shrimp, and Egg Rolls)

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Updated pictures and recipe from the archives on January 23, 2015: After experimenting with a bunch of food lately, I've been craving Vietnamese comfort foods. Which is great because it gave me a chance to update photos of some of my more popular recipes. One of my favorites is Bun Thit Heo Nuong, Tom, Cha Gio (Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork, Shrimp, and Egg Rolls).
  • Taiwanese Minced Pork Rice

    2 Dec 2014 | 11:13 pm
    On days when I'm too lazy to cook much, but I want something comforting, I often turn to a quick rice bowl for dinner. I almost always have ground pork in the freezer for just such instances. Whenever I go to the Asian grocery store, I buy a pound of ground pork, and if I don't have any plans to cook with it immediately, just stick it in the freezer. Ground pork is a staple in my kitchen
  • Easiest Moist Turkey Crispy Skin Recipe - Salt Rub and Baking Powder Turkey

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:49 pm
    This year, with both siblings out of town, I only had eight guests so I decided to splurge and bought a freshly slaughtered turkey from Chinese American Live Poultry - Rosemead, where my family buys fresh chickens for Hainanese chicken rice. The shop ordered 350 turkeys this year, which came in the Monday before Thanksgiving. By the time I made it to the store on Tuesday afternoon, nearly
  • Wynotts Wands - Salem - Massachusetts

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    While on our loop around Salem, second-oldest nephew pointed out Wynotts Wands, makers of fine wands since 1692 (not really). After all, if Salem is capitalizing on its notoriety for witchcraft, stands to reason that someone would cash in on wizardry and Harry Potter. Butter beer anyone? Actually, it's Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer, neither it, nor Wynotts Wands, is affiliated with Harry
 
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    Edible Garden

  • Chicken Biryani Recipe, Step by Step Pressure Cooker Method

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Easy Chicken Biryani made in a pressure cooker. When I posted the layered chicken biryani recipe, I had mentioned that Amma used to make this one pot, simple chicken biryani for me and often for my large groups of visiting friends during various stages of my college life. That biryani would forever remain my favourite kind, a reminder of my 'interesting' childhood and the days I didn't need to bother with things like chopping and cooking. Amma and I made this biryani together and apart from slicing the onions and preparing the ingredients, it's quite hands off. If you get chicken pieces…
  • Flourless Almond Coconut Cake Recipe, Gluten-free, Step by Step

    6 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    Flourless almond cake with coconut, butter, eggs, and sugar. This is probably the most simple cake recipe you can make that's flourless and completely gluten-free. A few of you have emailed me asking about gluten free cake recipes, especially for kids so I decided to try a flourless cake at home. This recipe is a spin off of the frangipane cake recipe I shared a few weeks back except that I made it without any fruit and also replaced the plain flour with desiccated coconut. Total win! TH and I both like almond-y things like marzipan, almond fudge (the almond version of the popular kaju katli)…
  • No-Bake Dessert Recipes - easy desserts that need no baking

    12 Dec 2014 | 9:29 pm
    No-bake desserts are a bit of a specialty of mine. Yes, I love baking cakes and cookies but when it comes to making desserts, especially for a crowd for a party or potluck, I generally default to no-bake recipes that need no baking, no oven, and in some cases, no cooking or heat at all. Mind you, no baking does not necessarily mean it takes lesser time. Some of these recipes do need to set in the fridge or be cooked in a particular way for them to be ready but yet, if your oven is not working or it's a particularly hot time of year and you just don't want to bake anything, these recipes are…
  • Vegetable Jalfrezi Recipe, Easy Veg Jalfrezi Recipe, Step by Step

    4 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Vegetable jalfrezi - Learn how to make vegetable jalfrezi,  a semi-dry Indian recipe with a mix of vegetables cooked in a tomato-based gravy. I love paneer jalfrezi and make it often mainly based on Sanjeev Kapoor's vegetable jalfrezi recipe but last weekend, I was out of paneer and opted for this vegetable version with my own adaptations. Can I just say it was delicious? A healthy mix of vegetables cooked with minimum spices to bring out the flavour of the individual vegetables, that's really my favourite style of cooking. Restaurants tend to make vegetable jalfrezi and paneer…
  • Easy Gobi Mushroom Masala Recipe, Step by Step

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:21 am
    Gobi Mushroom Masala recipe with gobi (cauliflower), and button mushrooms cooked in an onion-tomato spiced gravy. This gobi mushroom masala goes best with pulao or jeera rice but will also serve as a good side dish for roti or chapati. My everyday recipes are often the same, following the same method using similar ingredients and cooking method. I often share these recipes with you all in the hope that it helps your menu planning and getting some food quickly on the table. This particular gobi mushroom masala recipe has a tomato onion base and I have used some whole spices (garam masala) for…
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    The Gotham Palate

  • French Bistro Serves Up Health-Conscious Fare – Review of Le Village

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    8 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Le Village 127 E. 7th St. East Village (212) 539-0231 levillagenyc.com The Gotham Palate was invited to a menu tasting at Le Village, Chef Didier Pawlicki’s East Village bistro. Pawlicki, also owner of La Sirene and Taureau, highlights gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan fare here. Seeing any sort of nutrition information on a French [...]
  • UES’s New Thai-Inspired Gastropub – Review of Flight

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    12 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN 1479 York Avenue at E. 78th Street Upper East Side 212-988-5123/flightnewyorkcity.com Flight is a new gastropub featuring 16 rotating craft beers, happy hour food, and soon, live jazz. The chef is inspired by the flavors of Thailand, which he features in dishes like PEI mussels with a wonderfully spicy coconut curry sauce. [...]
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    The Italian Dish

  • Sara Jenkins' Italian Porchetta

    [Elaine]
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
      What do you do when you miss a dish that you can get in Italy but doesn't exist here? If you're Chef Sara Jenkins, you open your own storefront and start making and selling that dish. That's... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Winter Caprese Salad

    [Elaine]
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Have you ever wanted to fix a Caprese Salad during the winter months but didn't, because you knew it just wasn't going to be any good with bland, anemic winter tomatoes?  Well, if you use this... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Homemade Layered Peppermint Bark

    [Elaine]
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This homemade candy not only looks so pretty but it's absolutely delicious, and I'm not even a big peppermint fan. Making it yourself is quite a fun project and you can make it quite a bit ahead as... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Cranberry Orange Braided Bread

    [Elaine]
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
      I love making these kinds of breakfast breads, leaving them on the kitchen counter and letting everyone nibble on them for a couple of days.  These breads really are not hard to make -... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Make Ahead Buffet Mashed Potatoes

    [Elaine]
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Are you one of those people who find it stressful at Thanksgiving to get the bird and the mashed potatoes and the gravy and everything else on the table at the same time?  Well, there are tricks... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
 
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    RecipeGirl

  • Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Cupcakes {giveaway!}

    Lori Lange
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    A big-time favorite in my house:  Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Cupcakes These are such a good sweet munchie for a party because everyone loves cupcakes, and everyone loves cookies, and everyone loves peanut butter cups.  Put them all together and you’ve got these Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Cupcakes!  They’re always a big hit. This recipe comes from my cookbook: The Recipe Girl Cookbook.  80% of the recipes in my book are brand new, created just for the cookbook (never published on RecipeGirl.com). So that means that 156 of the 195 recipes… you’ve never seen before! The…
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

    Lori Lange
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a go-to appetizer that you’ll make over and over again:  Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe  This is one of those dip recipes that you’re going to want to dip into immediately… and then you’re going to have a really tough time not coming back to it again and again for more indulgent dipping! Just a few ingredients mixed together and baked until bubbly makes this a very easy appetizer to prepare.  It’s a nice choice for Game Day too (since that’s one of the days of the year where it’s perfectly okay to eat creamy, hot bubbling dips like this!)…
  • Greek Yogurt Banana Bread (big giveaway!)

    Lori Lange
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    Another great banana bread recipe!  Greek Yogurt Banana Bread As the first month of the new year progresses, I’m continuing to make as many positive changes as my life allows.  We’ve had a rough start as my husband broke his leg just after Christmas in a sledding accident.  The silver lining in this story is that we have been able to spend a lot of time together as a family, and I’ve made healthy meals for us to eat at home almost every day since it’s been tough for my husband to get around.  When the bananas on the counter begin to blacken, it’s always a…
  • Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

    Lori Lange
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m so glad I finally made these- they’re as close to authentic as you can get:   Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches If you love Philly cheese steak as much as my family does… and if you’ve ever ventured into Philadelphia… then you’ve likely tried Geno’s and Pat’s for their take on cheese steaks.  Geno’s and Pat’s are two competing Philly cheese steak restaurants, and they are directly across the street from each other.  I’ve tried them both, and I don’t really have a preference of one over the other.  They’re both…
  • Salmon Pasta {BIG GIVEAWAY}

    Lori Lange
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m crazy about pasta.  And I’m crazy about salmon.  So it makes sense that I’m crazy about this Salmon Pasta recipe! My never-ending quest to be healthy and feel great means I’m making small changes this year in my eating habits.  So far so good… I’m cutting down on sugar, eating more fruits and vegetables, and subbing healthy grains like quinoa for white rice.  As far as I’m concerned, those are some positive, healthy changes.  This year I’ve partnered with Kroger to encourage everyone to reach their goals and attain these ‘little…
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    Tamarind and Thyme

  • Sweet Potato Soup

    Su-Lin
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Winter time means soup time! It’s certainly chilly here in London and my frosty lawn is testament to that but I still find myself living vicariously through the east coast of North America and their snowmageddon (I miss the snow – c’mon, London, just one little dusting…). While I continue on in hope that snowflakes will come sometime this year, I’m making lots of soup in my kitchen. This sweet potato soup was inspired by something very similar we had for lunch a while ago in Bistroy Les Papilles in Paris. It’s very simple too, with the main ingredients…
  • El 300 del Born, Barcelona

    Su-Lin
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    One of the newest visitor attractions in Barcelona is El Mercat del Born, a former market and wholesale market in Barcelona that functioned from 1878 to 1977. I remember my first visit to Barcelona, over ten years ago, when Blai took me there to peep through the railings and into the then excavation site. For under the market, the ruins of the preexisting 18th century Born neighbourhood were in remarkable condition. Today, the market is El Born Centre Cultural, a cultural centre, all centred around the ruins and holding exhibitions, theatre space, meeting rooms, a shop and a restaurant. It…
  • Butifarring, Barcelona

    Su-Lin
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    You can’t turn a corner in Barcelona without coming across yet another hamburger joint. And if it’s not a standalone burger place, it’ll be a hip restaurant with hamburgers showing up somewhere on their menu. I was more interested in a more recent fad that owes its origins to somewhere more local. I was interested in botifarra, the large Catalan sausage that comes in a couple of varieties, some ready to eat and others requiring grilling. It was the latter type that featured at Butifarring, one of the first ‘fast food’ botifarra restaurants in Barcelona.
  • Seeing in the New Year in Barcelona

    Su-Lin
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    We saw New Year’s Eve in in Barcelona in our usual quiet way – at home and with lots of amazing food! 31 Dec 2014 first started with breakfast for me and my brother at La Pubilla (Blai and I had a fantastic lunch there before) near the Mercat de La Llibertat. Tallats (espressos with milk) to start… … with pa amb tomàquet (excellent execution here) on the side while we waited for our main dishes. Their breakfasts are esmorzars de forquilla, or fork breakfasts, proper hearty, savoury dishes on a plate, as opposed to the usual handheld pastry most people have. We split…
  • A Day in Ripoll

    Su-Lin
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Happy new year, everyone! We’ve been spending the last week and a bit in Barcelona where we were relaxing and working and I was mainly playing tour guide to my brother who was also visiting. It was a hectic but a very good visit. Before all the craziness though, we did have a couple days to ourselves, of which one was used for a trip to the historic city of Ripoll. It was a two hour train ride there, which we whiled away by staring out the window at the beautiful scenery and trying to pop our ears as the train rose with the elevation towards the Pyrenees. It was cold in the town when…
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    Jacqueline Church .com

  • Oyster News!

    Jacqueline Church
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Come slurp with me: Saturday January 31 Boston Wine School is hosting “Oysters Deluxe” a master class including fun oyster facts, a shucking demo, and Capt. Marden’s lobster dinner to follow. We’ll learn about merroir and pair oysters with various wines. Ticket price also includes membership in the Oyster Century Club, your own tasting sheet and shucking knife. Learn why BostInno said the OCC is one of five social clubs Bostonians must join! You’re over your resolutions, you want a break from shoveling. Come let the bubbles and bivalves carry you away……
  • Don’t Let Food Allergies Ground You – me in the Boston Globe

    Jacqueline Church
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Thrilled to share my food allergy/travel piece in this morning’s Boston Globe. This has been in the works a while and my editor did a great job preserving the heart of the piece while trimming it enough to accommodate the section’s need for space. Don’t let food allergies ground your travel Online version includes this recipe for Fruity Chocolate Energy Bites, delicious and also allergy- and travel-friendly I wanted to share some of the info omitted due to space constraints. In addition to those Energy Bites, TSA travel-friendly foods include: Wild Planet Tuna in…
  • So Glad You Asked! What is Canola Oil?

    Jacqueline Church
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    I’m starting a new feature here, a series called “So Glad You Asked!” – I want to hear from you. I’ll tackle topics like ingredients you’re curious about, techniques, recipe revisions or whatever piques your culinary curiosity…for example: What coriander is? How to use it? Wondering about a new cuisine and looking for a starter recipe? Curious about an ingredient? Pros and Cons of the latest fad or trend? All are fair game. Simply drop a comment with your question. If you’re curious, you know lots of other people are, too. I’m going to get…
  • 30 Days of Vitamix: Lemon Meringue Pie Smoothie

    Jacqueline Church
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    One of the best things about winter is citrus. Enjoying citrus on a cold, snowy morning is one of our digressions from “eating local.” I have had lemon chess pie, lemon bars, and lemon meringue pie on my mind. Thanks to my in-laws, I have a big supply of beautiful, organic Meyer lemons. This is a delicious and healthy smoothie that evokes a lemon meringue pie, with a side of virtue. Enjoy! Lemon Meringue Pie Smoothie Juice & zest of 1 lemon, preferably Meyer 1/4 C plain soy yogurt (you can use any plain yogurt you prefer) 2 Tbsp oats 2 egg whites 1-2 tsp ground flax 1/3 C…
  • Tomorrow’s Bean

    Jacqueline Church
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    This video is going around asking you to imagine your life in jelly beans and how you will statistically speaking, spend them. It’s an interesting graphic depiction of the fact that our days ARE numbered. On average (US stats) we have 28,835 days (that’s 79 years y’all).   My Beans Maybe we could reimagine this bean count in terms I can relate to: – start with coffee beans – calculate the number of beans spent acquiring coffee beans – take away the number of beans spent worrying about whether said beans are fair trade, organic, shade grown, locally…
 
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    Provecho Peru

  • Holiday Pisco Coffee Cocktail

    Gretchen Noelle
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Holiday Pisco Coffee Cocktail is a delicious mix of milk, coffee, and Pisco with enough sweetness to bring you joy and enough Pisco to bring a punch. When I was looking into similar recipes to the Peruvian Homemade Eggnog I made recently, I ran across another drink that sounded curiously delicious. The Cola de Mono is a traditional holiday beverage in Chile and is made from milk, instant coffee and aguardiente or rum. It could be considered their version of eggnog, although there are no eggs used at all. Given that I love coffee, I could resist making some of this. Although, I knew…
  • Peruvian New Years Traditions to Ring in 2015

    Gretchen Noelle
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    New Years traditions are a great way to greet the coming of the new year. Sometimes traditions come from families, communities, or even cultures. Peru has a number of unique, interesting New Years traditions! Celebrating the ending of one year and the coming of a new year is always like completing another book in a series. You read late into the night because the ending is terrific and then immediately start the next book because you simply cannot wait to find out what happens. Wait, is that just me? So many people take time to reflect on what the last year held personally or for your family.
  • Shambar Bean Soup

    Gretchen Noelle
    29 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Shambar is a Peruvian bean soup from Trujillo that combines beans, grains, meats, and peppers into a hearty, delicious meal, served on Mondays. North of Lima lies the town of Trujillo. It is the capital of the La Libertad region. Twice, it was named the capital of the country or Peru and was the birthplace of the judiciary system in Peru. It’s independence from Spain was declared on December 29, 1820. Trujillo is well known for a variety of things: the marinera dance, the totora fishing boats made entirely of reed, and ruins like Chan Chan and Luna y Sol. But one thing that will always…
  • Christmas Dinner 2014

    Gretchen Noelle
    28 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Christmas is only a couple days gone and the leftovers are still getting eaten here. Everything was delicious and we had a terrific Nochebuena and delicious Christmas dinner. Yes, we celebrated both Peruvian style and American style this year and I think it was a wonderful blend of celebrations and an exceptional way to truly enjoy it all! After posting some of the pictures from all of our celebration, there were some questions about what exactly I had prepared and wanted to give you a bit of information on how we blended the holidays this year. For our Nochebuena celebration, we always have…
  • Pork Loin with Orange Port Wine Sauce

    Gretchen Noelle
    26 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pork Loin with Orange Port Wine Sauce is a delicious and elegant way to ring in the New Year. I love making special meals for my husband. Even more, I enjoy making something new for him to try and find that he thoroughly enjoys it. So much so that he clears a couple plates worth of it. That is exactly what happened when I made this pork loin dish. The original pork loin recipe seemed to have triple the amount of liquid, which seemed too much. Besides that, there was talk of lighting the liquid on fire and well, that is just something I try to avoid. Back in high school, when we were busy…
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    Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

  • Valley Chef Shares His Favorite Super Bowl Recipe

    The Food Hunter
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    By: The Food Hunter Executive Chef for the Hotel Valley Ho, Charles Wiley enjoys a career that spans more than 35 years, during which Wiley has earned national acclaim for his innovative cuisine and natural presentations. His signature cooking style takes advantage of local, seasonal ingredients, and time-honored flavor marriages; dishes which tend to be light, yet intensely flavored and robust. Wiley is responsible for the day-to-day development and operation of dining venues, which include the hotel’s signature restaurant, ZuZu. On Sunday's Chef Wiley and his family enjoy making Potato…
  • Party with a Purpose at The Taste of The NFL

    The Food Hunter
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter By now I'm sure you've heard me mention, at least 10,000 times, how excited I am to be attending this year's Taste of the NFL's Party with a Purpose. Now in it's 24th year the "Party with a Purpose" pairs chefs from all 32 NFL markets with some of the greatest NFL players ever in an effort to raise money for food banks around the United States. Chefs John Howie of Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar in Seattle and Steve DiFillippo of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Boston are representing this year's two Superbowl Bound Teams, along with 40 award winning chefs from…
  • Wigwam's Chef Hinojosa Shares What He'll Be Showcasing at The Taste of The NFL's Party With A Purpose Event

    The Food Hunter
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Richard Hinojosa, Executive Chef at The Wigwam Resort & Spa, an Arizona landmark for over 80 years. Chef Rich’s passion for food, attention to detail and vast experience in both resorts and restaurants provides the foundation and leadership for The Wigwam’s talented culinary team. He has been recognized with several awards throughout his career and most recently was one of the top 4 restauranteurs in the valley to raise the most money during the city's "Flavors of the Valley" competition. Nearly $60,000 was…
  • Hearty Italian Pork & Pasta

    The Food Hunter
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Fork tender pork that melts in your mouth is the base of this hearty Italian inspired meal flavored with fresh herbs. A cinnamon stick and some anchovies are also added to the simmering liquid, giving it yet another tasty dimension. The stew is perfect for those cold winter nights we are all experiencing right now. Serve it over pasta for a comforting family dinner. ****Enter below to win a Whole Foods Market Gift Card**** Italian Pork & Pasta (inspired by Taste of Home)  (printable recipe) 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch…
  • Green Chile Chicken Rolls Perfect for Super Bowl

    The Food Hunter
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    By: Brandi O'Neil It's mid-winter and I am ready for some heat. So I was thrilled to get my hands on some authentic New Mexican green chiles from The Hatch Chile Store. Chiles aren't in season right now, but these are roasted, peeled and then flash frozen so with a quick defrost in cool water, I had fresh and flavorful hatch green chiles in no time. The biggest football game of the year is almost here giving me the perfect reason to try a new appetizer featuring the green chiles. The Green Chile Chicken Rolls below were much easier to prepare than I had initially planned and my taste testers…
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    Flanboyant Eats™: Latin Fusion Cooking & Tasty Travels Under Pressure!™

  • Jackson Hole: Fresh Snowboarding for Days, Part II

    Chef B
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    By Jonathan D.  I had heard of this place out west where the cowboys still walk the streets and the moose mingle with the locals.  That small western town is dwarfed by the mountain range known as the Tetons.  Oh the Tetons.  Backdrop to many movies and TV shows and …
  • #FlanFriday: Calming Chamomile & Star Anise

    Chef B
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Tis that time when I must go to my roots and share with you know what I know so well. The Flan. The almighty crème caramel purposed with tantalizing you and eliciting feelings of edible seduction. It’s been revered as the IT dessert… or at least was being positioned that …
  • Raw Beet Smoothie

    Chef B
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    New year, new you, right? Are you sticking to those resolutions we make every time the clock strikes midnight? It’s now the 12th of  January, well into the second week of a new year and hopefully we’re doing well and treating ourselves right! I’ve personally not been blogging because I’m …
  • Winter in Grand Teton National Park, Part I

    Chef B
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    One of the best things I did this year was take a 5-day snowboarding vacay with my 2 of my 4 siblings. We’ve all engaged in and loved winter sports since we were younger, but in the last 7 or so years, we’ve been super intense about that powder life. …
  • Toasted Coconut & Hazelnut Coquito For the 12 Days of Christmas

    Chef B
    25 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    The angel herald spoke of joyGod’s gift to humankindAnd humble shepherds quickly came,Incarnate joy to find.  The wise men, guided by the star,Rejoiced with purest joy;Their journey led them where they foundThe Mother and Her Boy!  And now this blessed Christmas joyIs …
 
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    Tiny Farmhouse

  • This Week in the Garden: Early January

    Amy
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:16 pm
    That’s right. There may be snow on the ground, and temperatures may have dipped low enough that when uttered out loud, the temp is prefaced with a curse word, but earlier this week – what seems like an eternity ago now, given the cold blast – earlier this week, we harvested thyme. In January. In New England. We have had cold frames in the past, but this year, with the installation of a new herb bed, we decided to use hoops and a row cover to extend the season a bit. JR drilled holes into the raised bed to provide footings for the hoops, formed the hoops from 1-inch diameter…
  • Happy 2015

    Amy
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Hi there! As we start the new year, I want to thank you for visiting me here, and wish you a year filled with love, joy, and plenty. May the seeds you sow bloom beautifully, may all your meals be delicious (even those on the run – after all, we’re going for the ideal here!). May your days be filled with work you enjoy and when not working, may they be filled with fun, good friends, and time with those you love. And may both the big and the little things in life bring you great joy. Happy 2015 to you!
  • Easy Orange-Cranberry Sauce

    Amy
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    The weekend before Thanksgiving is always a bit hectic – for all of us – and this one was no different, though between the food preparation and tidying of the house (or, in our case, the studio in the barn, as we’re hosting our family for barbecue in the barn the night before the feast), we were spoiled with one last warm(ish) day, a glimmer of spring, almost, if not for the piles of leaves on the ground, and the occasional whiff of rotting leaves and warming soil – the certain inspiration for patchouli, so indistinguishable from one another as they are – and, then, this cranberry…
  • Green Salad with Roasted Squash, Apple, and Grapes

    Amy
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    My friend Aimee from Small Eats recently posed a question about food phases. She was talking specifically about her Thai food phase, having posted a photo on Instagram of Meatless Kabocha Curry (the recipe for which is on her site, btw). This whole mention of food phases started me thinking. Aside from a year or so during college when I was vegetarian, I haven’t had too many food-world sanctioned food phases, or so I thought. No vegan, no paleo, no Atkins. Not even a Thai food phase. Though the short-lived Thai food restaurant in my hometown did know my order before I’d say it when I’d…
  • Thank You + Fun News

    Amy
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    There’s been an awful lot going on here the last few weeks: travel to LA for my father’s birthday, harvesting the last of the tender crops from our garden, drying herbs, pregnancy-watching one of our sows, curing and smoking bacon (interconnected, yes. Apologies to those of you who don’t love the connection). While we were doing those tasks and that travel, you all totally hooked me up. Thanks to your support, voting, and general niceness, my Wild Rice and Fall Fruits Salad won third place in the Whole Grains Council’s Make the Switch contest. Thank you so much for…
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    Food Loves Writing

  • Green Healing Soup

    Shanna Mallon
    11 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Tim and I were both a little under the weather this past week, something I always forget how much I hate until it happens. This was the first time we’ve ever had colds together, at least anything that didn’t go away in a day, and whether it was holiday traveling, my weaker pregnant immune system or just a trickier virus that caused it, we’ve been using every natural remedy possible to knock it out fast. Case in point: this green-loaded, hearty, healing puréed soup. When Tim first told me everything that was going into it, I braced myself for the kind of soup I’d have…
  • Classic Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Shanna Mallon
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:02 pm
    I know today is the first of the year and the time for resolutions and healthy recipe searches, but while we were in Ohio last week, Tim got talking about some chocolate chip cookies his mom used to make, crisp around the edges and soft on the inside. It turned out his sister, Gina, had his mom’s original recipe book on hand, one of those spiral-bound church club versions where Myrtle shares her meatloaf and Veera provides her famous recipe for banana cream pie. That’s how I found out the cookies from Tim’s memories came from the kitchen of one Marcia Maki and were marked…
  • Christmas Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls + Some News

    Shanna Mallon
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Sometime in early October, on a day when our driveway was getting torn up for plumbing issues, I had just come back from a trip to Chicago and Tim and I were in the throes of heavy budget talks, we got some life-changing, almost unbelievable, genuinely good news that has been hard to keep from you until now: We’re having a baby. We who, this February, grieved the loss of a little one sat, two weeks ago, in my midwife’s office, hearing this baby’s heartbeat, loud and strong like horses galloping so fast, I cried with joy and relief. I’m 13 weeks along, I have the…
  • Let’s Talk about The Einkorn Cookbook

    Shanna Mallon
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    It technically released over two weeks ago, but here we are, finally, bringing you a post of updates about the book. First thing: There were some shipping delays. A bunch of you who preordered books got yours before Thanksgiving, and another bunch of you waited until last week. We’re sorry about that! From what we’re seeing on social media, the book is slowly trickling out to the public and we hope you all get yours soon. We also hope you like it. Meanwhile, though, we thought we’d talk a little bit more about the book, what’s in it, why you should buy it and what our…
  • Einkorn Spelt Homemade Graham Crackers + Little Gems USA (Giveaway)

    Shanna Mallon
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    My friend Leslie runs a Chicago-based jewelry business called LittleGemsUSA, from which 50 percent of all proceeds go straight to charity. Today it is our pure honor to feature that business here, alongside a recipe for the homemade graham crackers I am obsessed with, and accompanied by a giveaway for the sweet little bracelet I’m wearing in the pictures. I love Leslie and I love what she’s doing, so it was my idea that she do an interview/giveaway (UPDATE: congratulations, Katrina!) here. When she sent me the answers to her questions, I cried, because, in case you’re…
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    White on Rice Couple

  • Killer Sweet and Sriracha Spicy Oven Roast Pulled Pork

    Todd & Diane
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    This week has been like a hurricane. In fact, the whole month of January feels like it disappeared in a flash. We’ve been fortunate to be working on some amazing projects and wonderful clients, but seriously, where did this month go to? We’ve been able to pull aside some time and tend to the garden, which has been totally happy with all this rain. In fact, they haven’t been happier! This years rainfall has been such a treat and we can never complain about wet days. So to relieve ourselves from this manically crazy 2015, we tend to the garden, like old folks. Gosh, we do feel…
  • Sweet & Sticky Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Strips

    Todd & Diane
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Funny how scary fish sauce can be to some folks. That’s why some of you were a little cautious about trying our recent sticky fish sauce chicken wings recipe. It’s certainly an ingredient that needs to be slowly introduced. Fish sauce is stinky, yes, there’s no doubt about that. But the umami flavors are pretty amazing. Because we want to slowly introduce some of you to the joy of cooking with fish sauce, we’ve adapted our last recipe with soy sauce. The technique is the same and instead of fish sauce, we’ve added soy sauce. BUT, if you’re a lover of fish…
  • Cream Puffs with Fluffy Creamy Meyer Lemon Curd

    Todd & Diane
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    It’s this time of year that we’re raining citrus in Southern California. Over the course of our gardening journey, we’ve become a little greedy. Call us hoarding if you wish, but what ever the confession is, we’ve always been obsessed with citrus, especially meyer lemons. Since we started planting our garden in 2002, we’ve collected almost 40 fruit trees, over half have been citrus trees ranging from the everyday lemon to exotic yuzu and buddhas hands. It’s not that we haven’t had our challenges. Some citrus trees have and continue to flourish, while…
  • Todd & Diane’s Sticky Fish Sauce Chicken Wings

    Todd & Diane
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    You might need some extra hand wipes for this post. Or you just might want to skip this recipe all together because the thought of fish sauce makes you scrunch your nose and cringe. If you love chicken wings, but you’re not a fan of fish sauce, please wait. Don’t turn away just yet. Give us a chance to make our case, hopefully to get yourself to the kitchen to make a batch! A few years ago our friendLara Ferroni met up with us for lunch while we were in Portland. She suggested one of her favorites, Pok Pok. When there we ordered the Vietnamese fish sauce chicken wings and our…
  • Chopped Roasted Beet Salad with Feta and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette

    Todd & Diane
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    The rain has been such a welcome treat over the last few weeks. Our garden suffered the consequences of drought over the last few years but today, all the fruit trees are soaking up every drop of welcome rain. The citrus are glistening with a fantastic wash of water from the sky, the seedlings are ready for another growth spurt, and our pups…..Sierra and Lexi…..are hiding under their blankies, hoping all this dreaded rain will stop so they can go on their next dog-beach field trip. Oy, the pups are never happy when it pours from the sky. But the rain is ok with us because…
 
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    Bay Area Bites

  • Super Bowl Snack: Finger-Licking, Crispy Spicy Chipotle Buffalo Wings

    Kim Laidlaw
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Finger-Licking, Crispy Spicy Chipotle Buffalo Wings. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend If you happened to read my last chicken wing post you’ll know that I’m a chicken wing fan. To me, the perfect wings have a terrific ratio of tender morsels of meat to crispy-chewy skin, lovingly coated in some kind of well-balanced tangy sauce. I also like chewing on bones. And because they are small, they a great snack, especially when you are kicking back with friends—perhaps watching sports—and drinking plenty of beer (something has to cool down all that spiciness!). This version takes its cue from classic…
  • Super Bowl Party Food: A Mountain of Grilled Steak Fajita Nachos with Chile con Queso

    Kim Laidlaw
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Grilled Steak Fajita Nachos with Chile con Queso. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend I’ll be honest. I’m really not into American football. Probably blasphemous for me to say that right around the Super Bowl. However, in direct opposition to that ire-inspiring statement, I kind of like the Super Bowl itself. Why? Because I love the party. And all the crazy, decadent food that goes along with it. Plus, it’s a great way to give “dry January” the finger and welcome “wet February!” To me, the Super Bowl just isn’t the Super Bowl without a massive tray of over-the-top, gooey-crisp nachos. And…
  • Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

    NPR Food
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Clean Water Services held a brewing competition in Sept. 2014, inviting 13 homebrewers to make beer from its purified wastewater (as well as water from other sources). Now the company is asking the state for permission for brewers to use its wastewater product exclusively to make beer. Photo: Courtesy of Clean Water Services by Cassandra Profita, OPB at The Salt at NPR Food (1/28/15) Just when we thought craft beer couldn’t get any zanier, we learn that Oregonians want to make it with treated wastewater. Clean Water Services of Hillsboro says it has an advanced treatment process that…
  • Cheese Please: Tex-Mex Chile Con Queso Dip For Your Super Bowl Party

    Kim Laidlaw
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    Tex-Mex Chile Con Queso Dip. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend I’m was born in Texas, and once you are born in Texas you are always a Texan. No matter that I’ve lived in California for over 20 years, and am coming up on living here for as long as I lived in Texas. I will still always consider myself a Texan. There are many things that I *do not* miss about Texas: the politics, the gun-lovers, the sometimes backwards attitude towards others. But there are also plenty of things I do miss about Texas: the Southern hospitality, swimming at Barton Springs or in the lake, big booming thunderstorms, and…
  • Watch ‘Bob’s Burgers’? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

    NPR Food
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Bob Belcher, titular hero of Bob’s Burgers, bites into one of his creations. Each episode features daily burger specials with chuckle-inducing names. The burgers were born in the show writers’ imagination and brought to life in Cole Bowden’s kitchen. Image: Fox/via Getty Images by Poncie Rutsch, The Salt at NPR Food (1/27/15) The animated Fox series Bob’s Burgers centers on the Belcher family, who is trying to run a halfway successful restaurant. A cult favorite, the show is full of pathos and humor — including the daily burger specials with chuckle-inducing names…
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    Umami Girl

  • Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    Carolyn
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This blog will turn seven in a few months, and after all these years, there’s not much more I can say about the “Super” Bowl. Suuuuuuuperrrrrr. Here’s my party line: Food, yes. Football, no. (Commercials? Meh.) The nice thing about this attitude is that it’s portable across cultures. Even where “football” means soccer, I can still […]
  • Considered Comfort: Zucchini and Chickpea Curry

    Carolyn
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Toto, we’re not in London anymore. And I’m not just talking about this blizzard. Lots of people have been asking us about our transition back home after three years abroad. I get a kick out of their unstated reasons for inquiring: part empathy, part testing the waters to see what such an adventure could look like for their […]
  • Books in Brief: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

    Carolyn
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:19 pm
    THE TAKEAWAY. This is a reference book you’ll use weekly, if not daily, in your kitchen. How often can you say that about a cookbook? Instead of recipes, it’s organized around ingredients (Cabbage, in General; Cabbage, Chinese; Cabbage, Green; Cabbage, Red; Cabbage, Savoy). For each entry, you’ll find a sophisticated but accessible list of complementary ingredients and […]
  • Dispatches from a Cleanse

    Carolyn
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Despite my well documented, above-average coziness with juices, smoothies, and good, clean food, I’d never attempted a cleanse before now. Reason being, eating is awesome. I really like doing it. I really don’t like the idea of spending more than a few hours in a row not doing it. And I definitely don’t dislike myself enough […]
  • A Visit to Amsterdam

    Carolyn
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Well hello again. It’s been a little longer than I’d planned since the last time I checked in. We’ve been busy settling back into our life in New Jersey — reconnecting with old friends in that day-to-day way that you miss when great distances are involved, reminding ourselves of the ways we do things in […]
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    MarxFoods.com Blog

  • Cranberry Negroni

    Matthew
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    Cranberry Negroni Take your negroni to the next level with beautifully tart Cranberry for Concoctions with some of the Campari. A gin that’s not heavy on juniper (a “feminine” gin instead of a “masculine” gin) works best for this one. Ingredients:                       Makes 1 Drink 1 oz Gin (we used Uncle Val’s. Could substitute Hendricks, New Age or Aviation) 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 1/2 oz Campari 1 oz Cranberry for Concoctions Garnish: Orange Twist Directions: Pour the gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and cranberry into an old fashioned glass with ice. Stir.
  • Sausage & Kraut Casserole

    Matthew
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Marko’s Sausage & Kraut Comfort Food Casserole So good, so easy, so hearty.  This casserole is perfect for a drizzly (or snowy) weeknight. Ingredients:                                       Makes 4-6 Servings 1-2 pats of Butter, or a quick glug of Oil 1 lb. Yukon Gold Potatoes 1 Medium Yellow Onion 1lb. Raw Sausages (we used Mangalitsa pork Beer Bratwurst sausage) 1 Jar (16 oz) Horseradish Leek Kraut (or another Midori Farm Kraut flavor) Salt & Pepper Directions: Preheat your oven to 350° F. Butter or lightly oil the bottom and sides of a…
  • Veal Flank Steak Tacos

    Matthew
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Veal Flank Steak Carne Asada Tacos Tangy, spicy and meaty, these delicious tacos take advantage of veal flank steaks’ small size.  It’s easy to make just a few servings and they make a delicious week night meal (especially if you start them marinating the night before). Wine Pairing: Red Zinfandel Ingredients: 2 Pastured Veal Flank Steaks Chicaoji Chipotle Chile Sauce (could substitute other chipotle hot sauce) Small Corn Tortillas ¼ cup crumbled Cotija Cheese Mojo: 2 tsp Soy Sauce (we used Aged Tamari Soy Sauce) 2 tbsp Orange Juice 2 tbsp Lime Juice 1 tbsp Orange Zest 1 tsp Lime Zest 1…
  • Our Favorite Winter Vegetable Recipes

    Matthew
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    Wild Mushrooms Matsutake Mushroom Rice Wild Mushrooms on Toast Points Though we originally developed this recipe using dried mushrooms, it’s even easier with fresh mushrooms…just skip the rehydrating water used in the deglazing step. Winter Squash Saffron Roasted Squash Medley Butternut Squash Soup Twice Baked Delicata Squash   Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes) Roasted Sunchokes Sunchoke Soup With Kobe Beef Dumplings & Pickled Radishes The post Our Favorite Winter Vegetable Recipes appeared first on MarxFoods.com Blog.
  • How to Make Duck Rillettes

    Matthew
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:34 pm
      Duck Rillettes The above video (and this text version of the recipe) will de-mystify the process of making duck confit and rillettes.  You can make your own with time, some spices, duck fat and a whole duck. Ingredients:  1 Whole Duck Extra Duck Fat Salt 15 Cloves of Garlic, peeled 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns 1 tbsp Whole Coriander 5 Allspice Berries ¼ cup Dijon Mustard Optional: 1 tsp Juniper Berries Directions: 1. Cut up the duck (video tutorial).  Use the duck breasts in other recipes. Trim all excess fat from the carcass & render it. Heavily salt all the other parts of the…
 
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    Fine Furious Life

  • Getting rid of termites in Brisbane

    Lke85d
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:14 pm
    You should have quite a bit of background termite treatment knowledge, because this will assist you when you budget your extermination as well as deciding whether you should use bait or insecticide first. After recognizing what you’re dealing with, then you should do a comparative study for your favored termite treatment when it comes to […] The post Getting rid of termites in Brisbane appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
  • How to Choose the Best Rhinoplasty Brisbane Surgeon

    Lke85d
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:35 pm
    A few years back, a good friend of mine decided to get a nose job. Rhinoplasty is not even new technology, definitely not in brisbane. People have been getting their noses altered for one reason or another for years. But then she asked, “What rhinoplasty Brisbane surgeon credentials should I look for to avoid complications?” […] The post How to Choose the Best Rhinoplasty Brisbane Surgeon appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
  • What You Need to Know About First Home Owner Grants

    Lke85d
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    What’s a New Home? If you live Down Under and thinking of buying a new home, then you have one amazing perk available to you. It’s called the First Home Owner Grant scheme and those that are eligible can get grants amounting to $15,000. Here’s everything you need to know about it. For anyone to […] The post What You Need to Know About First Home Owner Grants appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
  • Why Good Web Design is Important

    Lke85d
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:25 pm
    You may not realize it yet, but your website is one of the most important investments you can make for your business. Many business owners overspend or under spend on their websites, and they mostly do not have any idea what they’re doing. If you want to hire a good web design agency, have a […] The post Why Good Web Design is Important appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
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    Alosha's Kitchen

  • Sausage and Spinach Tortelloni

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Sausage and Spinach TortelloniIngredients1 teaspoon olive oil1 pound bulk Italian sausage (I use my homemade version)1 medium sweet onion, finely diced3 cloves garlic, minced1 8-oz. can tomato sauce2 cups water1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried oreganopinch of red pepper flakes8 ounces raw spinach, steamed and minced (yields about 5 ounces cooked; you can substitute frozen)12 to 16 ounces refrigerated cheese tortelloni** (see note)MethodHeat oil in large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook for 4 or 5 minutes, breaking the meat into chunks with a wooden spoon, until no…
  • Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans

    5 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Slow Cooker Barbecue Beansadapted from The Slow Roasted ItalianIngredients32 ounce package dried pinto beans1 pound thick cut bacon, diced, cooked until crisp1 medium yellow onion, finely diced4 cloves garlic, minced8 cups water1/4 cup molasses1 cup packed light brown sugar1/2 cup ketchup2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar1 tablespoon ancho chili powder1 tablespoon New Mexican chili powder1 tablespoon ground cumin1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1 tablespoon kosher salt1/2 cup barbecue sauce (I use my homemade sauce)MethodPour beans into a large sieve or…
  • Peanut Butter Honey Banana Bread

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Peanut Butter Honey Banana Breadfrom ChowIngredients2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon fine salt8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), melted, plus more for coating the pan1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs, at room temperature1 cup mashed very ripe banana (from about 3 medium bananas)2/3 cup unsalted chunky natural peanut butter (or substitute 2/3 cup unsalted creamy peanut butter + 1 ounce chopped peanuts)1/3 cup honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/3 cup whole milkMethodHeat the oven to 325°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  • Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Risotto

    5 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar RisottoIngredients1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized piecesSalt and pepper1 small onion, finely chopped1 teaspoon Kosher salt1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1-1/2 lb broccoli crowns, chopped into stems and florets1/4 cup white wine1 1/2 cups arborio rice4 cups chicken stock, heated1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheeseMethodBring 1 inch of water to a boil in a saucepan with a steamer. Add the broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5 minutes, or until a broccoli floret can just be pierced by…
  • Cranberry-Orange Pecan Bread

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Cranberry-Orange Pecan Breadadapted from ChowIngredientsBread2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup granulated sugarFinely grated zest of 1 medium orange (optional)1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon fine salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 2 medium oranges)2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick), melted and cooled slightly, plus more for coating the pan1 large egg, lightly beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 1/2 cups whole cranberries, thawed if frozen, sliced in half1/2 cup (2 oz) pecan chipsGlaze1/3 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup orange juiceMethodHeat the…
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    foodista.com

  • Crispy Cheddar Bacon Potato Skins

    lrodrigues
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    While you are watching the boys on the field throw around the pig skin, you can comfortably enjoy enjoy a tray of cheesy bacon potato skins.  This easy appetizer can be made for 2 or 200 people and the amount of work is almost the same.
  • 4 Easy Tequila Game Day Cocktails

    lrodrigues
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    No matter which team you are rooting on Super Bowl Sunday, I think all fans would agree that a tasty cocktail is essential.  These tequila cocktails range from a classic lime margarita to shady-esque drinks spiked with a shot or two of tequila.
  • Green Power Salad

    lrodrigues
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    This delicious green power salad makes it easy to eat your vegetables.  Mixed greens and fresh spinach are combined with an assortment of green foods including scallions, cucumber, avocado, green beans and a homemade edamame hummus.
  • Jersey Barnfire- One of the best Hot Sauces in America!

    wbobrow
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    I don't normally write about food.  That's not to say I don't enjoy the art- in fact in my third book: Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails and in my second book, Whiskey Cocktails, I devoted plenty of space to recipes including food.
  • 5 Awesome Pretzels For Your Superbowl Party

    ajeanroy
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:59 pm
    The perfect snack for your Superbowl festivities has to be handheld, flavorful, and make enough of a taste impact that even the most intense party goer will notice. These pretzels fit the bill with warm glazed outsides, and savory cheese and pancetta inside, or gooey caramel.
 
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  • Super Healthy, Super Tasty, Super Bowl Chili

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Pizza, salsa, dips  and chips are typical game day munchies, but there’s something really special about a hearty bowl of spicy chili on Super Bowl Sunday. Chili is a universal favorite, an easy one-pot wonder that feeds a crowd and is easy to make in advance. This is especially true in Texas, where the dish [...]
  • Chambers Farms’ Outstanding Harvest and Unique Roasted Soy Flour

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Chambers Family has been farming on the same fertile land in Iowa near the Minnesota Border for 131 years. Samuel Chambers, a veteran of the Civil War and his wife, Elenora settled just outside Corwith Iowa in 1883.   The couple had traveled from Ohio and lived in the upper portion of the barn [...]
  • My Vegan Journey

    Glen Merzer
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I began thinking about becoming vegetarian when I was 16. Two of my mother’s brothers died as a result of  heart attacks – one in his fifties and the other in his forties. Most of my father’s male relatives died in their fifties and my grandparents were dead before I was born. So the first [...]
  • Holiday Gingerbread ~High Protein, Low Fat and Fabulous

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    29 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread. ~William Shakespeare, “Love’s Labor’s Lost” While Ginger originated in Southeast Asia, it has a long history of being cultivated in other countries and has been considered a therapeutic root for more than 5000 years in India and China. In [...]
  • Bring in the New Year with Vegan Hoppin’ John and Southern Greens for Good Luck and Good Karma

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    25 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hoppin’ John is a traditional dish with black-eyed peas believed to bring good luck when served on New Year’s Day. According to the legend, if you serve black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, you’ll have plenty of pocket change in the New Year. If you serve “Hoppin’ John” with cooked greens you’ll also have plenty [...]
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    Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen

  • It Just Keeps Snowing + Slow Cooker Barley & Bean Soup

    Liz
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Too cold to think about anything BUT a warming bowl of soup? Try my meatless yet oh-so hearty (and healthy) slow cooker Barley & Bean Soup.It’s been a wild few days here in New England. With 20 inches of snow on the ground and more in the forecast, I’ve been cooking up some nutritious new soup recipes for my resident snow blowers, Tim (crazy dad removing snow from roof) and Simon (helpful teen making sure crazy dad doesn’t fall off ladder).Just another day in the neighborhood …Tim doesn’t eat meat, so this soup (like most of the soups I make) is…
  • Chicken Veggie Stir Fry + a GIVEAWAY for The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan {Podcast #260}

    Meal Makeover Moms
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    Eating for overall good health and diabetes prevention just got a whole lot easier with this family-pleasing recipe for Chicken Veggie Stir Fry.  Over 80 million Americans of all ages have prediabetes, which puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes—a disease that can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel damage. Obesity, inactivity, a low fiber diet, and a high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages are common risk factors for diabetes.To the rescue is registered dietitian, Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD whose new book, The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan outlines simple eating…
  • Smoky Salmon Tacos with Greek Yogurt Sauce – Recipe Redux Challenge

    Liz
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    Family dinners don’t have to be bland or boring. Add a subtle smoky twist to your next make-your-own taco night by using my secret flavor booster: chili chipotle powder. Sunday dinners at my house often revolve around some sort of fish taco recipe. This weekend Josh was home from college, so I wanted to make something satisfying, nourishing, and super flavorful before he headed back to school; the food he eats at school is none of the above. My new creation for Smoky Tacos with Greek Yogurt Sauce met all three criteria.Besides Josh’s presence at our dinner table, my recipe…
  • Nachos for Two — For Lunch, Snack, or a Tailgate Party

    Meal Makeover Moms
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
    We created these easy Nachos for Two topped with guacamole, cilantro, and black beans for a fast and healthy Meal Makeover Mom lunch this week, but you can also serve it as an after-school nosh for the kids or a party snack while you’re watching football (in which case, you may want to double or triple the recipe). Our favorite food EVER is avocado, and just this week, a new study revealed that eating an avocado a day as part of a healthy diet along with other healthy fats can lower your bad LDL cholesterol. We were hooked well before this latest study, but it’s always nice…
  • Recipe Inspiration from Yotam Ottolenghi and an Ottolenghi-Themed Dinner Party {Podcast #259}

    Meal Makeover Moms
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    Are you the kind of home cook who makes meals on the fly, or do you look for inspiration from cookbooks, food bloggers, and celebrity chefs. On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, Liz reveals her favorite chef and cookbook author, Yotam Ottolenghi. With four cookbooks under his apron strings—Plenty, Plenty More, Ottolenghi, and Jerusalem—and restaurants in London, she can’t get enough of his flavor-filled recipes.Liz is obsessed with Ottolenghi whose cookbooks and recipes feature Middle Eastern flavors with a western twist. LISTEN TO COOKING WITH THE…
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  • Strength in Flavors

    dan
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    When you have lots of strong flavors, it can become quite a balancing act to combine them and make it all work. Two dishes over the last week or two stood out in that vein – both dishes that took a fair amount of practice to get the combination just the way I wanted it. Playing around more with our Nomiku sous vide circulator, I’ve been experimenting here and there with red meat. Given that we don’t eat a lot of it at home, it’s been a slow process. One of my favorite steak combinations is with a bit of blue cheese melted over the top – it’s just such a…
  • Bite Marks #10

    dan
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    There’s always somewhere, new, old, interesting to try out to eat, that’s one of the things I love about this city. time once again for another round of casual bites…. There’s nothing like finding a place that understands the roots of local cooking, and thinks that there’s nothing wrong with serving dishes that could have been found on a menu 20, 30, 40 years ago or more. Classic local cooking with no updates and no apologies. And, appropriately named, you can find just that at Old Times Bar, Hipolito Yrigoyen 561, in Centro. The place has a bit of an old saloon…
  • Random Acts of Training #5

    dan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    I find myself this morning thinking that I should have a political blog in which I can comment on things that incense me about the way the world works, or doesn’t, around me. And I could use this one – I have now and again delved into local Argentine politics and the system here, and what it’s like to live here, of course, but I’d probably just end up a raving loony. Waking up to the news that the federal prosecutor who just last week accused the president and several advisers of being complicit in the cover-up of the AMIA bombing in 1994 that took the lives of 85…
  • The Squid-Ness Monster

    dan
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    It’s time once again for the results of our online cooking challenge, Reinventing the Whisk! I bring to you, right here on this page, Episode #7, with behind the scenes tales and photos. There were three challengers this time around, as there have been most of the past few episodes, myself, Kevin Hopp coming to you live from Key Largo, and Jennifer ringing in from the highlands of Morelia, Mexico. Kevin and I had decided that our favorite challenges were the ingredient ones, and we decided to give a shot at just three ingredients, with each of us picking one and revealing them 48 hours…
  • Inner Secrets

    dan
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    Once again, two different menus during the last week, and a couple of dishes that for me stood out. A bit of an Italian, French and Peruvian mashup here for the pasta course. Fish mousse, a classic preparation – starting with a humble white fish, the merluza, or hake, and processing it with sauteed leeks, salt, white pepper, egg whites and cream. Into a semolina pasta dough in the form of sorrentinos, large round ravioli. Served over a salsa huancaina made with toasted peanuts, aji amarillo, fresh cheese, bread, milk, and salt. Atop, a saute of bell pepper, green onion, and szechuan…
 
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    MANGO and GINGER

  • Birthdays Birthdays Birthdays!

    Kit Pollard
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    Back in October, when I wrote about my mom's 65th birthday and Dixon's 8th birthday, I mentioned that around here, fall is birthday season. And is it ever - especially when you let "fall" stretch into early winter. Since those first two September birthdays, we have been in full-on celebration mode. This is just a taste of the fun.October: Patsy, Cail, Xander and BillClockwise from top left: Chicken tortilla soup; Chickens at the Stambaughs; Cail's cake in progress; Stambaugh chili; Cail's cake, the final product.Cooper's mom's birthday celebration was low-key this year but Cail's was a…
  • Trend Mapping

    Kit Pollard
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    On Facebook this morning, I discovered an infographic - courtesy of Kathy - that was absolutely calling my name. Put together by a British company called thefoodpeople, it's a graphic representation of 2015 food trends, including several fairly specific food trends (things like the rise of fermentation and multiple condiments on the table), how broad food trends fit with larger consumer trends, flavor markers (smoke, hay, spice, etc) and how national cuisines fit as overall influencers. Needless to say, I am all about it.Trends have been on my mind lately, as they often are at the end of…
  • Speaking of Regionalism...

    Kit Pollard
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    VinePair totally just got me with this map: Is it totally reliable? No chance. There aren't even any actual sources attached, so even the wine vs. beer attributions are suspect. But still, it's cute. And it made me laugh. And...maps!
  • Regional Resurgence

    Kit Pollard
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Years ago, when I was just a couple years into blogging, I wrote a series of posts (here, here, here, and here) lamenting the promotion of global cuisine and flavors over regional ones. The posts were written between 2006 and 2008, a time when, it seemed, the notion of global cuisine was eclipsing regional foods - and some of those local foods were in danger of disappearing altogether.By 2008, "local" had become more of a buzzword in food culture, though at the time, it had more to do with producers than with flavors. But even then, there were regional movements bubbling under the surface,…
  • Year Ends, Year Begins

    Kit Pollard
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Unsurprisingly, we both ended 2014 and started 2015 with a lot of great food and fun and laughter. As busy as December always is for us, it's also stacked with family and friends.And food. And booze.Speaking of food and booze, the above is just a small taste of our Christmas festivities. My brother and sister, plus Cail and Clark, were all in Maryland for Christmas - it was the first time we were all together for the holiday. For logistical reasons, Bill didn't go home to his parents' until after Christmas, so he was there, as well.Dinner at my parents' house was festive and fun. Oysters,…
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    Mango & Tomato

  • How To Throw A Soup Swap Party

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    This past Sunday four of my friends came over to my condo for lunch. The theme was Soup Swap Party. What is a Soup Swap Party and why/how/where could you have one? Well, I'm about to tell you. Here's what happened: one of the assignments for Apartment Therapy's January Cure was to throw a little get together and invite a few friends over in order to motivate yourself to keep your house/
  • Cheddar Chive Biscuits Recipe From Pinch My Salt

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Yesterday I had four friends come to my condo for a Soup Swap lunch. What's a Soup Swap? Well, you'll have to wait till Wednesday or Friday to find out. I decided to keep things simple and make two soups, a salad, and "bread." When thinking about the menu, I was considering making focaccia, bread, or maybe savory scones. In the end, however, I ended up making Cheddar Chive Biscuits that I very
  • Too Much Broccoli? Make Soup! Cheesy Broccoli And Spinach Soup

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Do you have too much broccoli on hand? Are you clueless about what to make for dinner? Are you craving a bowl of hot delicious soup? If you answered yes to these questions, my Cheesy Broccoli And Spinach Soup recipe will be perfect for you! Last week I had too much broccoli and wasn't sure what to do with it. That's when my friend Megan sent me a recipe for Broccoli Cheese Soup from Cook's
  • What To Do With Chickpeas? Roasted Chickpeas With Parmesan And Basil

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    I love chickpeas. You can add chickpeas to soups or salads, make hummus from them, stir them into pasta sauces or eat them simply drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. You can also mash them and spread them onto a crostini with some herbs. Whether you buy chickpeas in a can or cook them from scratch, they are an incredibly versatile food to have on hand. This past
  • Easy Hot & Sour Soup Recipe: My Take on Food52

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    When I saw Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup on Food52, I knew I wanted to try it. Unlike a bunch of other recipes that I pin or print out or bookmark, I actually went to my grocery store, picked up the ingredients and MADE IT! The soup starts by sautéing garlic, ginger, scallions and ground pork in vegetable oil. I used all 16 ounces of ground pork instead of 8 as the recipe called for
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    SheSimmers

  • Salted Chicken Shreds ไก่คั่วเกลือ

    Leela
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Last November marked the 6th anniversary of SheSimmers. I’ve been doing this thing for six years. And though it doesn’t feel that way to me, that’s a long time. In most relationships, this is long enough for people to feel so comfortable with each other that even certain bodily functions no longer present an issue. […] ....
  • Spicy Fresh Tomato “Hell” Relish (น้ำพริกมะเขือเทศ)

    Leela
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    A few weeks ago, I had a short conversation with @dawnwow on Twitter who said to me that she had always felt like pico de gallo was a flavor short of being Thai. I completely agreed with her. In fact, if you’re familiar with both Mexican and Thai cuisines, surely you’ve noticed some similarities as […] ....
  • A Tote Bag for Your Thoughts

    Leela
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Many of you have bought Simple Thai Food, and for that I thank you so very much. I hope you’ve found the book useful, and I would love to hear about what you’ve cooked from it. Every time you share with me photos of the dishes that you have made on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, […] ....
  • Khao Man Gai Encore ข้าวมันไก่ (มาอีกแล้ว)

    Leela
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Remember khao man gai (RTGS: khao man kai)? If it’s been a while since you last made it, or if you’ve never made it at all, maybe I can encourage you to visit that old post? (Oh my word, the post is five and a half years old now. Time flies.) ....
  • My Holiday Gift Recommendations for Cooks and Bakers

    Leela
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    I’ll keep my intro short, because I want to direct your attention to the books on this list as quickly as possible. This is a list of books released in 2014 that I’ve bought for myself and felt compelled to buy them for my friends and family as holiday gifts as well. Anyway, for what […] ....
 
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  • Happy New Year 2015!

    Alana
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
      Coinciding with launching my fledgling enterprise USA Ambassadors, I’ve moved from the bustling San Francisco Bay Area to a small town in beautiful Eastern North Carolina.  I lived in San Francisco after college then moved slightly north to Marin County at age 29.  The following 20 years, I enthusiastically enjoyed the food, wine and […]
  • USA Ambassadors Wine Food Culture & Giving Community

    Alana
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
      USA Ambassadors is a community of people who share the belief that we can positively impact the world and have a good time doing it. Presently, it is an online community where we can get to know each other and share inspiration and information. You will find these categories: wine, food, culture.  Articles, photos, […]
  • International Wine Friends

    Alana
    3 Nov 2013 | 2:57 pm
    I enjoy collecting pictures of famous folks in the wine business (and chefs, too). This is Beyers Truter, a delightful, down-to-earth, and extremely famous winemaker in South Africa.  He was relatively young when he was awarded the Robert Mondavi Trophy as the International Winemaker of the Year at the 1991 International Wine and Spirit Competition […]
  • Catalan Spain in Sonoma CA

    Alana
    9 Oct 2013 | 11:46 am
      Why do I advocate drinking global wine? It satisfies my desire to dream about other places, cultures and people, and it’s a favorite game, quite entertaining. Food and wine is an easy way to explore the world. Chianti with Italian Foccacia sandwiches at San Francisco’s Mario’s Bohemian Cafe was my first introduction to pairing, at age […]
  • Where I Want To Be, A Novel by Cortney Roudebush

    Alana
    26 Sep 2013 | 10:38 am
    In my line of work, I meet a lot of fun, attractive, smart wine lovers and Cortney Roudebush is one of them.  On our first date, she was my guest at a media event. She reciprocated by introducing me to one of her favorite intimate (and insider) food and wine haunts in San Francisco. I […]
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    Unbreaded Site

  • Using LED Signage can Improve Advertising for Your Business

    Jess
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:13 am
    With modern advancements like the Internet, social networking and television technology, advertising these days looks entirely different than it did even just a decade ago. Billboards are slowly becoming transformed into electronic displays to capture the average on-the-go audience. With marketing changing in this direction, it is essential to keep up with the times. Large-scale LED displays are being used more frequently to improve advertising opportunities for any business. Here are some reasons to consider going with an LED panel for your marketing needs. Can be used indoors and outdoors…
  • Comparing rifle hunting and bow hunting

    Kelly Bateson
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    You know you love to hunt. You love hunting gear. You love bow hunting. You love hunting with guns. You love it all: the preparation, the dreaming, the tracking, the excitement, the kill shot. Which do you love more, though? Are you a greater bow hunter or a gun hunter? Which subtype of the sport is superior? Well, both gun hunting and bow hunting have positive aspects and both have challenges associated with them. Many hunters use both types of hunting, though of these hunters, a good number prefer bow hunting over gun hunting because of its inherent challenge relative to gun hunting; at the…
  • A home automation controller can transform your living space

    Phelan
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:24 am
    Technology has truly transformed the way we live.  From the computers we use to work, to the cars we drive, technology is evident in most aspects of our lives; however in this advanced day and age, technology in the home is still lacking.  You would think that with all of the advanced technology on the market, you would see more ‘smart’ homes which creatively incorporate technology into our living spaces, but overall, this is not something which is common.  Even though we do not see many homes which incorporate technology, they are growing and the market for these types of…
  • An insurance company can offer many different types of insurance

    Joy Nalywalko
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    There are many different types of insurance companies out there today. You can find insurance companies that solely sell one type of insurance, such as auto insurance, or you can typically find insurance companies that sell many different types of insurance. Finding an insurance company, such as Archibald insurance company, that fills all of your insurance needs in one stop is the ideal way to shop for insurance. An insurance company can offer many different types of insurance and some of these types are listed below.  1. Auto insurance. One of the many types of insurance that an insurance…
  • Getting professional help with your cannabis growing

    Shauna
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    For the first time now, people are able to talk freely and openly about their techniques and tips for how to get the best results from their marijuana cultivating without having to worry about any sort of precautions. Already with the Internet people were finally given a way to discuss such things and find out the best possible ways for the maximum amount of yield and production while growing their marijuana. Now that in many states at least medical marijuana is legal and in a few gems like Colorado, even full legalization of marijuana, people are free to open about and discuss something that…
 
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    Marinate Me Baby

  • Tequila Touchdown

    Danielle Edwards
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    I stumbled upon this fantastic recipe this evening on Patron’s Facebook page. Considering the Big Game is this weekend, I knew I had to share with you all. Friends, this is a good one, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Royal Hot Wings

    Brian Child
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Tasty Meat Treats like chicken wings are a fantastic thing at a casual party.  They are bite sized, portable and a vessel for carrying amazing flavors to your mouth.   When you are hosting a party,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bourbon Chicken Wings

    Brian Child
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    I find that simple homemade chicken wings are an ideal finger food for any casual party, or for the big game day meal.  Wings in my mind are the quintessential party food, they can be made ahead of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Episode 11 | The Art of a Great Super Bowl Party

    MarinateMeBaby
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    The Art of a successful Super Bowl Party Brian and Dani sit down to talk about the Art of a Great Super Bowl party.  We of course bring you fantastic food and cocktail recipes!  Go New England... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beef Enchilada Dip & Cocktail Pairings

    Brian Child
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    One of my favorite dinners in the whole wide world is Tapas.  Now, if your not familiar with Tapas they are snacks, canapés or finger food that originated in Spain.  Tapas can be practically anything... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Culture Espresso Now Serving Meat Hook Sandwiches

    brianhoffman
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    For those who are ignoring the weather forecast and went into work today, you can be the first to have a taste of The Meat Hook’s sandwiches in Manhattan. The Williamsburg butcher and sandwich shop is supplying Culture Espresso with some of their critically-acclaimed sandwiches. Today is a test run so they are only offering The [...]
  • Your Lunch Container is Changing

    brianhoffman
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    Most food carts already seem to use plastic or paper containers for their food, but now they have one less choice. NYC City Council passed a ban on expanded polystyrene (read: foam) food containers that will be effective July 1. An article in Scientific American states that the styrofoam containers cannot be economically recycled and so [...]
  • Eater’s Midtown Lunch Map

    Zach Brooks
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    Our pal and former contributor Jarret M is now running Eater’s forums, so it didn’t surprise us to see this Midtown Lunch map pop up over on their site yesterday.  It won’t break any new ground if you’re a regular reader of this site, but it’s pretty looking and a nice confirmation that our hard [...]
  • Get Your Fingers on Sticky’s Chicken Fingers

    brianhoffman
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Sticky’s Finger Joint became somewhat of a sensation among the NYU crowd down on 8th Street. It was never my scene, but I stopped by once or twice to fill a craving and their creative chicken finger creations did the trick. They’ve spread out to another bro-heavy neighborhood which is thankfully also just on the [...]
  • Crisp Express Out, Legit Tacos Grand Central In

    Andrea H
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    If someone were to ask me where to find good tacos in Midtown East by Grand Central, I would likely give a halfhearted suggestion for the Oaxaca on 47th + Lex, or one of the many food trucks that parks on that block between Lex and Park, but then the well would run dry. That [...]
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    Burp!

  • Chicken Apple Meatballs with Bourbon Sauce

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    We're not here to sell anything.Nor are we here to tell you what to eat.OK -- maybe take that last part back. We are totally here to tell you what to eat. And these meatballs are it.Tender. Savory. And Bourbon!What more do you need to hear?I could sell you on the fact that grated apples add both moisture and a bit of flavor to the meatballs, ensuring they aren't dry.If I tell you they are brushed with butter and baked, does that make them additionally tempting?AND they have cheese in them!  Cheese, people. Delicious Parmesan cheese.What if I told you they keep nicely in a crockpot and…
  • Best of Burp! Top 5 Posts of 2014

    8 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    It's become a tradition for me to sit down for an hour or two, after the new year dawns, and glance through posts from the last year.  It's a good way to review where we've been and start to think about where we'll go in the new year.This year was tough. We were busy with our new business, and there were times when our posts were few and far between.  But, as I looked over posts from the last year, I'm both amazed and grateful to see how many of you kept on coming back to see what we were up to.So, as I lift my glass to 2015, I also lift my glass to YOU, readers. Thank you for…
  • Gorgeous AND Delicious: Pomegranate Cheese Ball

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    When it all comes down to it, I'd rather a recipe taste fabulous than look attractive.  But, I love it when you can have both.This year, I found myself concentrating on working up some new appetizer recipes for entertaining over the holiday season. And one of my favorite recipes just happens to be both attractive AND delicious.In fact, when it comes to looking festive, this cheese ball always steals the show. The cheese ball itself is based on the flavors in one of my own personal "guilty" pleasures -- the Merkt's Swiss Almond cheese spread. Turns out its easy to make, and (no…
  • A Very Retro Christmas: Butter Rum Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    This ham is, I must confess, one of my favorite recipes. And I'm not a huge lover of ham (is that sacrilege to admit that around Christmas?).  In fact, prime rib is generally my Christmas protein of choice, especially now that I have my timing down so that I can achieve a perfect medium rare.But, I have a bit of a soft spot for retro dishes lately. And very few things scream “iconic holiday centerpiece” like a glazed ham. But, I've never really been a fan of the pineapple and clove-studded variety. So, I decided to go there. Create my own recipe.I'm very glad I did.This easy…
  • Hassle-Free Pull-Apart Garlic Loaf

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    It's the little things that get lost in the shuffle.In the midst of holiday crazy, short-cuts are often where it's at.We know. We've been there. And we confess, we've fallen prey to less-than-domestic-goddess options on numerous occasions. We order carryout for dinner instead of cooking. We opt for goods we picked up at the bakery instead of the dessert we planned to make for company. We buy those frozen dinner rolls at the supermarket...YES!  We've done it too.But, thanks to quick, easy recipes like this, I'm not sure we'll have to -- at least not around the holidays.First -…
 
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    GoodLife Eats

  • Arrabbiata Sauce

    EmilyD
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
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  • 15 Dip Recipes for Super Bowl 2015

    Katie Goodman
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
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  • 15 Things in 2015 – Family Edition

    Katie Goodman
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
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  • Lemon Cheesecake Pudding Cookies

    Brielle Gundersen
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
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  • Kids Ski School at Keystone

    Katie Goodman
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
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    Tomato

  • Barry Vera wants to sue me

    Ed
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Here is the solicitor’s letter in full. As in my terms on this site I state that every email is for publication, I’m publishing all correspondence. Confidential – Not for Publication Dear Mr Charles Re: http://tomatom.com/2007/04/14-ways-to-tell-when-a-restaurant-will-close-down/ We are a firm of solicitors from England, acting for Mr Barry Vera. As you may be aware Mr Vera is a professional Chef who previously held the position of Head Chef at the now closed Australian Restaurant ‘VERAS’. Mr Vera now resides and works in the UK. We are writing in relation to an article…
  • The new venues shaping St Kilda

    Ed
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    You’ve probably noticed that everything hip that is happening is in Fitzroy, Collingwood or the CBD. And perhaps Northcote or Yarraville. People are also doing things in St Kilda and somebody has to tell the story. St Hotel Imagine what the illegitimate love child of the Royal Saxon and The Prahran Hotel would look like. It would probably be very much like the St Hotel, the reimagined Saint nightclub in St Kilda, which is almost finished and may open very soon. Last week 700 or so local riffraff, venue owners, girls, boys, girls who are boys, girls looking for boys (and daddies) packed…
  • What next for St Kilda and the Dog’s Bar?

    Ed
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Has St Kilda lost its mojo as a destination or has the rest of Melbourne caught up? As I write this the Dog’s Bar is ten minutes from re-opening (at 4pm October 2 2014) under a new manager and what was Slow Down at Harley Court is now The Nelson, a cool looking rum bar, that opens on October 17 at 4pm I see the story of St Kilda’s decline and potential for rejuvenation as the story of the Dogs Bar, where the former owner operator of 12 years was kicked out for reasons you can read about here. Once St Kilda was the place to be. Circa The Prince with its white leather banquettes was the…
  • The rules to order a Lune Croissant

    Ed
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Queues who needs them? I’ve learnt to accept the queues for restaurants on Flinders Lane. I’ll pick an unpopular night and/or time for a visit. Or I’ll plan a Negroni or two around the corner for the hour or so I have to wait. Lune Croissant is a different story. People are rising before dawn to queue for croissants (see pics). Not only that they are queueing in the dark and the cold but are leaving empty handed, myself included. It’s utter madness. And I have several problems with what is going on. First, of all there is a lot of guesswork as the website doesn’t…
  • The Lobster Cave and the confusions of confusions

    Ed
    7 Jun 2014 | 11:05 pm
    by Pam and Ed Imagine you were going to spend $330 on a meal for two. You could go for a four course a la carté at Vue de Monde for $150 a head (subject to the day and time of the week). You may bust your budget when you order a glass of wine each. Still, you get the full Vue De Monde experience. And the view. Or you could visit the Tuesday night Chef’s Table at Attica for $125 a head for five course meal and find plenty of options for the remaining $89 wine budget. Or you could leggit down to Beaumaris to the bizarro world of the Lobster Cave and for $329 a three course meal complete…
 
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    Cooking In Stilettos™

  • Healthy Snacking On The Go – Spiced Dried Plum Streusel Muffins #TheFeelGoodFruit #CG

    Aly
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
                
  • Grilled Barbecue Chicken Salad with Smoky Barbecue Vinaigrette #Evergriller #Sponsored

    Aly
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
                
  • A Plea For Help #FindTully

    Aly
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    Sadly, this is a post I would never ever think I’d have to write. I try to keep things light around here. However, these past few weeks, I have watched a childhood friend and his family go through something that you only see about on news reports and tv shows. On January 6, 2015, our friend Chris Tully went missingContinue reading: A Plea For Help #FindTullyThanks for reading A Plea For Help #FindTully on Cooking In Stilettos™™. Want to get social? Join Cooking In Stilettos™™ on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest…
  • 12 Delicious Healthy Meal Ideas

    Aly
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own. Have you found that being in January that there are more people in the gym, more people ordering salad instead of that burger and everyone seems to be doing a cleanse of some sort? With the richness of the holidays behind us, I find myself looking forward to comfort food faves made a bit lighter and am looking forward to meals with a bit of a healthier focus. Continue reading: 12 Delicious Healthy Meal IdeasThanks for reading 12 Delicious Healthy Meal Ideas on Cooking In Stilettos™™. Want to get social? Join Cooking In Stilettos™™…
  • Wild Greens And Quinoa Salad With Baked Lemon Chicken #EatSmartVeggies

    Aly
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:57 pm
                
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    Kahakai Kitchen

  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "One Step Too Far" by Tina Seskis, Served with Diana Henry's "Crazy Salad"

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:35 am
    An intense mystery and psychological drama One Step Too Far: A Novel by Tina Seskis, is what is on today's TLC Book Tour. Since things get a little crazy in this book and it kept me guessing to the final page--which made me a little crazy, I made a variation of Diana Henry's Crazy Salad to accompany it.  Publisher's Blurb:The #1 international bestseller reminiscent of After I’m Gone, Sister, Before I Go to Sleep, and The Silent Wife—an intricately plotted, thoroughly addictive thriller that introduces a major new voice in suspense fiction—a mesmerizing and powerful novel that will…
  • Leek and Potato Soup with Beans and Barley: A Hearty Soup Mash-Up for Souper (Soup, Salad and Sammie) Sundays

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    My Libra tendencies often present themselves in my difficulty in making certain decisions--especially when there is more than one good choice. It's not that I can't make a decision, it's just that sometimes I simply don't want to choose. This week I couldn't decide whether I wanted a bean and barley soup, or if leek and potato soup was what I craved. So I decided to put them together and thus this Leek and Potato Soup with Beans and Barley was born. Sometimes it's good to not choose...A soup mash-up, Rachael Ray would call it a 'stroup' but I would just say it's a very hearty thick soup that…
  • Seared Tuna with Avocado and Wasabi Puree and Brown Rice-Quinoa Blend with Chia & Hemp Seeds {One Photo Friday}

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Easy and healthy dinners that taste great are my favorite way to end the week. I have had my eye on this Diana Henry recipe from A Change of Appetite for a while now because of the simplicity and the combination of the ahi tuna and the guacamole with a punch of wasabi. I recently ate lunch at a restaurant that had what they called "Rich Rice"--a blend of quinoa, brown rice and chia seeds. It was good and added more nutrients to regular rice so I made my own version (adding hemp seeds to the mix) to serve with the tuna. Diana says, "Ready in minutes, filling, zingy ... everything you could…
  • Curried Deviled Eggs for Food 'N Flix January: Bridget Jones's Diary (And Trying Out "Steam-Boiled" Eggs)

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    How many times have I seen Bridget Jones's Diary? I actually have no idea. But, time to spill my geekiness here... I read the book, saw the film when it came out in 2001, bought the DVD, later upgraded and bought the 'collector's edition' DVD, and have caught countless random pieces of it on cable because it always makes me smile. It's one of those movies that I can watch over and over and just enjoy its silliness and its heart. So I was beyond excited that Evelyne of Cheap Ethnic Eatz picked it as our January Food 'N Flix selection. (You can see her announcement post here.) Traditionally, I…
  • Ottolenghi's Thai Red Lentil Soup with Aromatic Chile Oil & Sugar Snap Peas for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:13 pm
    It's always a joy to cook the recipes of Yotam Ottolenghi, especially his soups which always have layers of flavor and unique toppings that set them off so well. This Thai Red Lentil Soup with Aromatic Chile Oil (from Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking From London's Ottolenghi) is a classic Ottolenghi recipe where the different components come together into soup perfection. Creamy, spicy Thai flavored soup, topped with the pleasing crunch and sweetness of sliced sugar snap peas and accented by a spicy and very aromatic chili oil.*I made just a few small changes noted in red below. Thai…
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    Chocolate & Zucchini

  • Seaweed and Seed Crackers Recipe

    clotilde
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:41 am
    The story of these crackers started quite serendipitously. I had prepared my trusty olive oil tart crust to make one of my favorite dishes ever, the onion and cumin quiche featured in my first book. I was left with some scraps, which I usually bake in whatever shape they happen to come out in, to nibble on at a later date. But this time I decided to go one step further and stamp out crackers using an actual cookie cutter, and the first one I grabbed when I reached into my cavernous miscellany cabinet was a puzzle shape I’ve owned for years and years. I had enough leftover dough to make,…
  • Parents Who Cook: Laurie Colwin

    clotilde
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    Have you read anything by Laurie Colwin? She was an American author based in New York City, who wrote novels and also penned a column in Gourmet magazine for a few years, writing about her kitchen life in such a warm, witty, and approachable way that it was impossible then, and remains impossible now, for the reader not to develop a strong connection to her. These essays were published as two collections, Home Cooking: A Writer In The Kitchen and later More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns To The Kitchen, which have become cult reads for admirers of quality food writing, sharing shelf space…
  • Black Sesame Sablés (Shortbread) Recipe

    clotilde
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    After last week’s events in Paris, it’s not so easy to break the silence here. Writing about news and politics isn’t what I do, and I suspect it’s not what brings you here either, yet I can’t not acknowledge what has happened. In the wake of these senseless, horrifying acts, which only reinforce the great concerns I have about the world we’re building and the society I live in, I choose to see the silver lining: how French men and women came together in historic numbers in the immediate aftermath, and how much international support has poured in. I am too…
  • Best of 2014

    clotilde
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy New Year! I hope your 2015 is a year full of joy, exciting ventures, great conversations, rich relationships, enlightening experiences, and plenty of delicious meals. It certainly promises to be a full year for me, and I look forward to keeping you updated on my various projects. As we bid 2014 adieu, I have great pleasure in recalling this excellent year through these few highlights: Biggest changes on C&Z: A brand new design, in which I’m happy to say I continue to feel wonderfully at home, the return of the monthly desktop calendars, and the recent addition of a shop…
  • January 2015 Desktop Calendar

    clotilde
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Happy New Year! At the beginning of every month in 2015, I am offering a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month. The desktop calendar is available in two versions: a US-friendly version that features Sunday as the first day of the week, and a French version (shown above) that complies with international standards, featuring Monday as the first day of the week. Our calendar for January is a picture of my perfect madeleines, based on a fabulous recipe by Fabrice Le Bourdat, pastry chef at Blé Sucré. Instructions…
 
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  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

    David
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    Sometimes when I write posts for the blog, I write so fast that my mind can barely keep up with my fingers. (Hence the occasional frequent typo.) Ideas fly into my head and I literally have to jump up from my chair and make them. Such was the case with this Dulce de Leche Cheesecake recipe, which combines two of everybody’s favorite things: cream cheese and dulce de leche. The French are fans of le Philadelphia, a catch-all word for cream cheese (just like we say Band-Aids and Kleenex, which are actually specific trademarks) and they are also fans of confiture de lait (milk jam), their…
  • Meeting the Producers and Cooks in Paris

    David
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    An anonymous SMS (text) popped up on the screen of my phone late Saturday afternoon, letting me know that there was a journée de rencontre les producteurs on the rue du Nil in Paris, where there would be wine and food, and a chance to meet the producteurs (producers). There was no name attached to it — someday, I will figure out how to sync my iPhone with my contact list so that it doesn’t lose contacts. But I presumed it wasn’t a trap (albeit a tasty one…) or anything. And since the street is known for great food shops that carefully source their ingredients, and…
  • Orange-Glazed Polenta Cake

    David
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    Apparently I’m not the only one who loves polenta cake. The Italians like it so much that it’s called Amor Polenta. Which means “Polenta Love.” Well, at least that’s what I thought it meant, because amour in French means “love.” And I assumed that it was the same in Italian. (Another reason for finally getting on that life-long ambition to live in Italy and learn Italian.) But for now, checking in an Italian dictionary, I found out that “amor” means “sake.” (As in, for the purpose of.) So I’m not sure how it got its name,…
  • La Tuile à Loup

    David
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    Zut! Just after I walked into La Tuile à Loup, the owner of the shop was presenting a customer with two cassoles that he’d retrieved from his store-room, to choose from. As the customer scrutinized each one, I also was eyeing them both longingly, with the same feeling that you get when you’re at a flea market and someone is holding something that you really, really want, and gently negotiating with the vendor. But there’s nothing you can do except wait for that precise moment when they set it back on the table and their hand unclenches the object. And it’s fair game,…
  • Cranberry-Glazed Meatballs

    David
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    It’s cranberry season! Well, it was back around the holidays a month or so ago. And now that it’s over, as much as I love cranberries, it’s hard to get people enthusiastic all over again. And that’s made even harder when you live in a place where cranberries don’t hold the same sway over Parisians, as they do with Americans. People often express dismay that expats exalt certain foods that “foodies” (which doesn’t have a translation in French) would otherwise find reprehensible, such as stuffing mix, canned pumpkin, and tinned cranberry sauce. (I…
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    Dorie Greenspan - On the Road and in the Kitchen with Dorie

  • Double-Chocolate Marble Cake: A treat for National Chocolate Cake Day

    Dorie Greenspan
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
     Thank goodness for Twitter!  Without it I might have missed a very important holiday: National Chocolate Cake Day.  I don't know who to thank for creating this day, but I'm glad to be celebrating, especially since it falls on a day when I'm snowbound (and for once, we haven't lost electricity) and want to do nothing but bake, bake, bake.  I've already made chocolate shortbread cookies and almond biscotti.  Next up: Double-Chocolate Marble Cake from Baking Chez Moi.  It's a white and dark chocolate cake, a perfect cake for today because it's simple to make,…
  • Merveilles: A Miracle for Hanukkah and a Recipe from Baking Chez Moi

    Dorie Greenspan
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
     Where is it written that every fried treat for Hanukkah must be a donut?  Given that Hanukkah lasts for eight nights, you've got plenty of time to try something new, which is why I'm suggesting a French specialty, Merveilles, whose name translates to the perfect sweet for the holiday: Miracles.  The recipe comes from my new book, Baking Chez Moi, and while the introduction explains that they're usually served with just a dusting of sugar, there's nothing that says that you can't dip them in jelly.  Or honey.  Or maple syrup. Or even a little brandy or rum.  'Tis…
  • Cookbooks by Friends: The 2014 Edition

    Dorie Greenspan
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
     Finally, I'm managing to post my list of Cookbooks-by-Friends early enough so that it might actually be a help when you're ready to buy holiday gifts for family, friends or yourself.  As always, I've included only books by friends.  And, as always, since my friends are so amazingly talented, the list is pretty swell. If I've forgotten anyone of my friends, forgive me.  Also, please write and tell me. And if you, dear readers, have holiday favorites, please write and tell.  Since organizing my cookbooks, I now have room for a few more. Let's start with…
  • Raspberry-Cranberry Cheesecake: For Now and For Thanksgiving Too

    Dorie Greenspan
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
      Some of my favorite recipes are the ones that invite what I call Playing Around or, in Baking Chez Moi and Around My French Table, a Bonne Idée, a good idea, or a way to change them a bit and make them more your own.  Few recipes are as tweakable as the formerly all-American cheesecake.  I say 'formerly', because once I started making cheesecake in Paris, my second home, my French friends happily adopted it as a Gallic delight.  And when I added fresh raspberries and a quickly-made raspberry-cranberry jam, the cake became a citizen of the world and my go-to…
  • Baking Chez Moi Hits The New York Times Bestseller List and I Hit The Road

    Dorie Greenspan
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    Baking Chez Moi was born October 28, 2014 and got the best birthday present on November 9 – a place on The New York Times Bestseller List! I got the news when I was in a car going from one event to the next and feeling sooooo tired. You'd be surprised at how energizing a spot on that coveted list can be! If I hadn't been in a seatbelt, I might have hit the roof. Thank you to everyone at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, my publishers, especially Rux Martin, my fabulous editor, and to everyone who bought a copy of the book. As the French would say, “Merci mille fois” which is a…
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    Alexander Lobrano

  • Bouillon, Paris–A Simmering New Bistro in the 9th Arrondissement, B-/C+

    Alexander Lobrano
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:40 am
    Chef Marc Favier’s new restaurant Bouillon in the 9th Arrondissement in Paris has been getting very good reviews, but while I liked it, I’m not sure I’d go back. Why? It’s expensive for what it serves, and I found a perceptible lack of generosity in the restaurant’s DNA. To wit, there was no amuse bouche, or little madeleine served with the coffee–instead, the waitress offered a jar of cheap brightly colored hard candies that were of not interest whatsoever, and when we didn’t finish our 50 Euro roast duck, the leftovers were spirited off to the…
  • Hexagone, Paris–The New Shape of French Gastronomy, A-/B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Dining room at Hexagone @Jérôme Galland   There are many things to like about chef Mathieu Pacaud‘s new restaurant Hexagone in Paris. Not only does it serve some exquisitely refined contemporary French cooking that tips its hat at the great traditions of Escoffier, it also has one of the best wine lists of any recent restaurant in Paris. This lavish list, which also includes a spectacular selection of grand cru wines by the glass, is run by Benjamin Roffet, one of the city’s most talented and charming sommeliers, too. There’s also a serious bar at this address with a…
  • Clover, Paris–JF Piège’s Great New Bistro in St-Germain-des-Prés, A-/B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    Maigre (croaker fish) in nasturtium sauce with shaved radishes   Clover, Jean-François Piège‘s new table in  Saint-Germain-des-Prés, is the bistro this storied Left Bank neighborhood has been wanting for a longtime. Think of this intimate forty-square meter place as sort of a post-modern Brasserie Lipp, or a place that offers a deep experience of the moods and mores of this chic and still intellectually vibrant part of Paris. Happily, however, they part ways entirely when it comes to their menus, since Piège’s witty, delicious and intriguingly wholesome contemporary…
  • Gare au Gorille, Paris–A Great New Beast of a Bistro in Les Batignolles, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    Though Gare au Gorille is both a bad pun** and the title of a 1952 song by French musician Georges Brassens, what you really need to know is that it’s also the name of a charming and very good new bistro in the Batignolles district of the 17th Arrondissement in Paris. And that this engaging address comes with an impressive pedigree  which really delivers, since chef Marc Cordonnier was formerly Bertrand Grébaut’s sous-chef at Septime, where his business partner and good-natured maitre d’hotel Louis Langevin was sommelier and picked up the relaxed but gracious serving style…
  • Les Poulettes Batignolles, Paris–A Great French Bistro with a Catalan Accent, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    After working for twelve years in Barcelona, Parisian-born chef Ludovic Dubois, son of the distinguished fromagere Martine Dubois, has returned to Paris and opened Les Poulettes Batignolles. It’s a good-looking modern bistro in a quiet side street with a very appealing Catalan inflected contemporary menu. “I really like the way the Catalans marry seafood and meat,” says Dubois, who runs the kitchen while his Catalan wife Judith Cercos, former sommelier at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Barcelona, supervises the dining room and excellent wine list. “I also developed an…
 
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    John Talbott's Paris

  • Zebulon in the 1st: Another smashing success for the Pirouette gang.

    John Talbott
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:52 am
    7.1 Zebulon, 10, rue de Richelieu/7, rue Montpensier in the 1st (Metro: Palais-Royal), 01.42.36.49.44, closed Sundays, is the second restaurant of the Pirouette team, but with a new chef, one Yannick Lahopgnou, originally from Cameroon but via a starred Michelin in Osaka.  I entered to great fanfare from greeter-frontman Thomas Chaput who told me they had 140 different wines upstairs and in the cellar.  The outside is gunmetal grey, the inside quite warm and the chairs are really special. My friend, a famous blogger, had what was called lettuce but was tender pork with and…
  • Martin in the 11th: What's all the fuss all about?; just another place unless you've been eating pasta for a week.

    John Talbott
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    5.0 Martin, 24 blvd du Temple in the 11th, 01.43.57.82.37, closed Saturday lunch, Sundays and Monday dinner (Metro: Republique or Filles du Calvaire) has got one great PR agency - it's all over.  The location is a bit off-putting, one wonders if it's a used tire store, but the interior design, business cards (shown) and music (85.5 dB) are super-cool.  The carte is nothing special and to spoil the story, neither is the food. I went with one of my oldest and dearest friend's youngest daughter who is studying theater here and she loved her lentil salad saying that after…
  • Les Gourmands Disent in the 15th: Wonderful welcome, great product, interesting flavors, very promising chef.

    John Talbott
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    5.5 Les Gourmands Disent, 235 bis rue Saint Charles in the 15th, 01.45.54.05.31, closed weekends (Metro: Balard) has been open in its new format, best as I can tell from its Facebook feed, for only about a year.  It's chef Pascal Champ is well-travelled, having been in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Malasia, Thailand, Argentina and the Carribean.  But he's put in his time here at the Plaza Athénée, Righi, la Coupole, Boeuf sur le Toit and his own eponymous resto in the 14th.  This place has the feel of his dream decor with ultramodern…
  • Collaboration 1940-1945 at the Archives Nationales until March 3rd.

    John Talbott
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    A friend brought this exhibition to my attention and asked me to pick up a catalog.  Well, of course I also went in.  Being greeted by two of my least favorite people - Hitler & Petain - started me off and by the end of the exhibit of films, photos and documents I think I had had quite enough of the Nazis and their wish to get rid of the Jews in France. I cannot recall who said it but it kept coming back to me "This Hitler will we ever get rid of him."
  • Les Pinces in the 4th: Traif in the Marais; Yankees eating Yankee food.

    John Talbott
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    7.0 Les Pinces, 29, rue du Bourg Tibourg in the 4th, 09.83.56.47.93 (but reservations for parties of 6+ only), Metro: equidistant from the Hotel de Ville & St Paul, looks really inviting from outside with its neon lobsters and jolly clientele - but wait, how does one enter? Ah, there on the left is another jolly place full of jolly folks, but no way to get inside, wait, there is a big unmarked door between the two - push et voila.  Yup, this is the place; menu simple - whole lobster, lobster roll or cotes de boeuf - ah no thanks, in a lobster joint.  "Two lobsters…
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    Pham Fatale Recipe Feed

  • Oyster Israeli Couscous Salad Recipe

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Israeli couscous, also known as Middle Eastern couscous or pearl couscous, is a great alternative to potatoes, rice or pasta. I served the less-common starch with oysters and marinated artichokes as a starter during a recent dinner party.  I served the Israeli couscous salad with wild cherry-flavored red pepper and walnut sauce, which complements the dish wonderfully and provides a pleasant color contrast.  Full Recipe...
  • Zucchini Potato Gratin (Gratin Dauphinois aux Courgettes)

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    Gratin dauphinois is one of the gourmet potato dishes featured in my first cookbook Haute Potato. It consists of just potatoes, cream, cheese, butter and a little salt, with fresh-cut herbs on occasion.  This potato gratin is delicious and easy to make. Today, I prepared a version using zucchini. This is a great way to conceal a nice portion of vegetables, especially if you're trying to feed children who don't like to eat their veggies. You can easily replace it with other greens such as broccoli. It's that easy! "Le tour est joué" (That's all there is to it! in…
  • Artichoke Crab Cakes

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Whenever I see fresh crab available at the market, I buy a few, boil or sauté them and reserve at least one for cracking later to make another dish the following day. This is exactly what we did and this time I made crab cakes. I flavored the crab with capers, tarragon, chives and marinated artichoke hearts. My tip is to chill the crab cakes for a few minutes before cooking them to help them hold their shape.  I served the crab cakes with twice-baked potatoes and grilled asparagus on a bed of homemade hollandaise sauce. I wanted to serve the crab cakes…
  • Triple Pine Nut Savory Free-Form Rustic Pie Recipe

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    It's Meatless Monday and I'm sharing with you today a dish I especially prepared for my friend Vincent whom I  visited in Los Angeles last week. My main concern was to prepare something that would let me pass security at the airport and of course, something delicious! I made a savory, 3-layered pine nut free-form pie (crostata-like pie). The savory crust was made from scratch with quality butter. First, I used a basil pine nut pesto, then topped it with an arrabbiata sauce (garlic, tomatoes and bell peppers) mixed with pine nuts and harissa (for a hint of spiciness); the last thick…
  • Matcha Green Tea Pot de Creme Recipe

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    We gave another dinner party last night. Daddy (my father-in-law) had new friends over; they're a delightful couple who recently moved from Boston to the Bay Area. We had a lovely, fairly light meal consisting of lots of seafood, such as crab cakes with muhammara (pomegranate sauce) accompanied by seafood Israeli couscous salad, then roasted Chilean seabass with homemade preserved citrus hollandaise sauce. I wanted to keep the same delicate mood for dessert, so I prepared lightly sweetened matcha green tea pot de creme. I believe that food should be a visual experience, so I decorated…
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    bell'alimento

  • Raspberry Nutella Frangipane with Pistachios

    Paula
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    I believe in moderation. So since I’ve been a VERY good girl this week and put in the time with my workouts I’m rewarding myself with a tart. A raspberry Nutella frangipane topped with powdered sugar and pistachios (insert smile and sigh). I’m not going to eat the entire thing (although I could, I really could). If I did that, that would require me to be on the treadmill even more hours of the day than I already am and I’m so not willing to do that, which means one (okay maybe two) slices for me. You know for being so good and all. (...)Read the rest of Raspberry…
  • Roasted Curried Cauliflower Soup

    Paula
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Have I mentioned lately that one of my new favorite vegetables is cauliflower? ‘Tis true. I might have a problem considering I buy a head of it every time I’m at the market. Every. Single. Time. I kid you not. I guess there are worse things to be enamored with. 9/10 I roast it up with just a simple drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of salt, pepper and chili pepper flakes. Because spice is nice.  I’ve also heard that spicy foods help to speed up your metabolism. I can use all the help I can get so woot. Winner winner roasted curried cauliflower soup dinner. Okay so maybe…
  • Spicy Meatball Sliders with Quick Pickled Cabbage

    Paula
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    I know you’re all familiar with meatball sliders. There’s a good reason for their popularity. They’re GOOD. Really good. I can’t even say the name without wanting one, and now (you guessed it) I want one! I have little to no willpower when it comes to foods that I love. It’s the reason I exercise. The only reason. Because I like to eat. I’m not one of those people who LOVES to exercise. I wish I was but nope I dread it but I suck it up and do it.  I may or may not even think about what I’m going to eat for lunch while I’m doing said exercise.
  • Starting off the New Year With #FitTeaDetox

    Paula
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    It’s a New Year. That’s means resolutions right? Did you make any resolutions? I have to tell you I’m not a resolutions girl. I do however like to set GOALS for myself. One of my goals is to MOVE more. To be ACTIVE and often. Which should ultimately give me more energy and help my clothes to loosen up. I’m not alone in my goal if the parking lots at the gym and the sheer amount of workout clothes that are on SPECIAL at every retail store I enter are any indication.(...)Read the rest of Starting off the New Year With #FitTeaDetox (305 words) © Paula for bell'…
  • Chicken with Charred Lemon and Gnocchi

    Paula
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    I’m not sure about y’all but we eat a lot of chicken. That means a girl has to have a plethora of chicken recipes in her culinary arsenal to keep the family’s taste buds from turning on her.  Her meaning me. Hence, I’m always looking for new inspiration in the chicken department and am willing to try new recipes. Some are definitely better than others if you know what I mean. I get inspiration from ingredients at the market, from flipping through the magazines with all the pretty pictures that make me want to make every recipes in the pages, from restaurants. You name…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • Classic Butter Cookies

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    These cookies are sweet and buttery. Simple yet so good. Great for the holidays or any time of year. Kids love to help decorate them too. 1 cup butter 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon salt For decorating: Colored sprinkles Colored sugar Chocolate sprinkles Baking cherries Or your favorite topping Preheat oven to 400 degrees F before baking. Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl, gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Our Massive Recipe Forum Is Back Online!

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    I am happy to announce that after much delay the Recipe Snoop forum is now back online! The forum has been upgraded and it’s now integrated into my recipe blog. All of the old posts have been transferred over to this new site.  We have thousands of user submitted recipes on the forum. If you were a member of the old Recipe Snoop site, you should be able to login with your old username and password. If you forgot your password click here. If you would like to register a new account click here. Best part…we can now start chatting and posting new recipes again. I appreciate your…
  • Green Bean Casserole

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    We’re all familiar with the age old green bean casserole that combines frozen green beans with cream of mushroom soup. Don’t get me wrong, it tastes great. This recipe however kicks it up a notch by making all the components from scratch. The end result is so much more flavorful and will really impress your guests. Be sure to keep an eye on the onions for the topping as I burned my first batch. For the topping: 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoons panko bread crumbs 1 tablespoon regular unseasoned breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon kosher salt Nonstick…
  • Hearty Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    This flavorful soup is loaded with delicious vegetables, shredded chicken and a medley of rice. 1 medium onion, chopped 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped 1 turnip, peeled and chopped 1/4 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained 3/4 cup Trader Joes Brown Rice Medley (long grain brown rice, black barley, daikon radish seeds) 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Salt and black pepper, to taste 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds) 10 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley In…
  • Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    These mashed potatoes come out nice and creamy with rich flavor. A great side dish for roast beef or your favorite protein. 2 sticks butter, softened, plus more for the pan 5 pounds russet or Yukon gold potatoes One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon Lawry’s salt 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks. Bring a large pot of water to a simmer and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter a 4-quart…
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    The Bitten Word

  • Chocolate-Rye Crumb Cake

    Bitten Word
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
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  • Roasted Cauliflower and Grapes

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  • Kale and Apple Salad with Garlicky Dressing

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    22 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
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  • Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Cumin

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    20 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
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  • Spanish Chorizo, Kale and Cranberry Bean Soup

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    15 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
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    Restaurant Recipes - Popular Restaurant Recipes you can make at Home: Copykat.com

  • Opal Apples Makes a Difference

    Stephanie
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    I am a huge fan of Opal Apples. I think they are amazing apples because they are resistant to browning. How many times have you sliced up apples only to have them turn brown? These non-GMO apples resist browning due to their unique characteristics that come from the Golden Delicious and the Topaz apple something.The first time I tried these apples was last year, they are very new to the grocery stores. I mean who wouldn’t want an apple that won’t brown. Finally, I can make an apple salad, or simply some cut apples without them turning brown naturally. I have always loved sliced…
  • 100% Whole Wheat Creamy Chipotle Salad

    Stephanie
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Sweet Tomatoes 100% Whole Wheat Creamy Chipotle Salad is a wonderful healthy salad to prepare from scratch.First off, Sweet Tomatoes is the name of the restaurant, it isn’t that this recipe contains sweet tomatoes. I love this restaurant because it has a fresh and seasonal menu. They change dishes all of the time, so you will always get a few of your favorite standards, but they will also continually have new dishes for you to try.I really like this pasta dish, the whole wheat makes it more hearty and more heart healthy. It is packed full all sorts of great vegetables. It contains corn,…
  • 39 Hot Wing Recipes to Try

    Stephanie
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Chicken Wings are one of my favorite guilty pleasures. They are a great dish to make, no matter if you like them sweet or spicy I have you covered.Here are my CopyKat favorite recipes. I have several from places that you know and love. Some of the new additions are the two Wingstop copy cat recipes. My personal favorite are the honey habanero chicken wings, so crispy, they just can’t be beat.CopyKat.com’s Favorite Wing RecipesHooters Hot Wings Honey Habenero Hot Wings Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings Wings and Things Garlic Buffalo Wings Hooters Hot Wings…
  • 10 Piece Snapware Giveaway

    Stephanie
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:38 pm
    I am so excited to share with you a Snapware Giveaway. Be sure to take a moment or two to enter this exciting contest.If you are like me I am always on the hunt for a way to store food whether its for left overs or if I am taking my lunch to work. I love these glass containers. I feel that these are an ideal way to store food. This set contains a variety of storage containers so you can find the right one for your needs.These containers are BPA feel safe with these containers. These lids are easy to snap on and they lock tight so you don’t have to worry about liquids leaking out of your…
  • Caramel Syrup for Coffee

    Stephanie
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    Maybe just like you, we both love fancy coffees. I hate to say it but one of my vices is getting a nice cup of coffee out. I love adding a touch of caramel to my coffees. I can show you how to save money by making your own caramel syrup for coffee from scratch.I have purchased bottles of caramel syrup from time to time. They can be pricy if you don’t catch them on sale. What if I could show you how to make this an amazing caramel syrup for coffee from scratch? My version is very simple, with just two ingredients. So if you are trying to eliminate corn syrup from your diet this may be…
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    livefire

  • Wings Wings Wings

    Curt McAdams
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:13 pm
    It’s that time of year… The big game between the non-cheating Seahawks and the ever-cheating Patriots! I thought about doing some sort of Pacific Northwest seafood, parked with some kind of deflated lobster roll from the northeast… But I decided on wings instead. It’s simpler, and easier to make for the game. With wings, though, I didn’t want to add a lot of bad stuff to what can be pretty healthy fare. Typical wings are breaded, fried, and tossed in hot sauce and melted butter. Instead, my wings are grilled and either dry-rubbed or sauced near the end of…
  • Yorkshire Pudding – A Start

    Curt McAdams
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    As I was making roast beef for a post for Char-Broil, I was trying to think of something to do alongside that. I realized I was doing a form of an English recipe I’d seen on the roast beef, so I went right to what I think of as a traditional beef side dish for the British, Yorkshire pudding! Yorkshire pudding throws a lot of Americans, it seems. We all think of pudding as a creamy, dairy-laden concoction that typically comes out of a box and is simple to make. I’m thankful my mom used to make pudding from scratch, so I know there’s more to it than that, but chocolate and…
  • Christmas Goose

    Curt McAdams
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    It’s been a long time since I had goose of any sort. I’ve had lots of chicken, a good amount of turkey and some duck now and then. Even a bit of pheasant and/or quail. This year, it seemed a good time to bring out the Christmas goose again! People have odd reactions to goose (the bird, not the grab). Maybe the most common is they heard it will be greasy. Some just think it sounds gross. They’ll eat turkey or chicken, but a goose? No way… I don’t get that. It’s just another big bird. It’s actually easier to fix than turkey. The tricky part is that…
  • Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 5

    Curt McAdams
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Day 5 of the Thanksgiving Blitz is here, and it’s all about gravy! First of all, if you’re reading this on Wednesday, stop. Get in your car and drive to the closest Williams Sonoma. You might want to call first to make sure they still have it, I guess, but call, then get in the car if they have any more Turkey Gravy Base. Don’t question me; just get some of this stuff! However you’re cooking your bird for Thanksgiving, catch the juices. You’re going to want them for gravy. After you have the drippings, put the jar of Turkey Gravy base in a pan with the same…
  • Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 4

    Curt McAdams
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    I don’t have a lot of photos for today, but I want to talk about a controversial part of Thanksgiving: green bean casserole. Alton Brown has a recipe for the best green bean casserole I’ve had. It takes a bit of work, but it’s really worth it. It doesn’t include any canned soup or onions fried and dried in a container. It’s fresh, it’s great, and you should make it sometime. My wife, however, prefers the old Campbell’s soup, French’s onion, frozen green bean casserole that many of us have known for years. Objectively, it’s not as good as…
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    The Naptime Chef

  • Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

    Kelsey
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you read my newsletter last week you’ll know that I was taken down by the stomach flu and didn’t have the ability to type a sentence, let alone cook a speck of food. Luckily, that time is now behind me (seriously, thank god, because I never want to feel that awful again), and I’ve resumed naptime cooking and nourishing to the best of my ability. Over the weekend we had our first Nor’easter of the season which meant it was time for the slow cooker! And, given my recent recovery, I was excited to make something hearty and comforting for my crew. I’ve been dying…
  • How to Care for Copper Pans

    Kelsey
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last year I was gifted some pretty copper pots by various family members. I love cooking with copper and could never afford to buy a set myself so it was a real treat! The pots themselves are heavier than my favorite stainless steel workhorses, but they conduct heat more evenly and are perfect for warming soups and stews. They even make my kitchen look a little fancier, like a French kitchen! Someday I hope to have a little copper collection that I can hang from the ceiling or on a pegboard like Julia Child. In the mean time, though, I need to the care for the pots I have to make sure they…
  • Grapefruit Dark Chocolate Shortbread

    Kelsey
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The benefit of having in-law’s in Florida is that they regularly send citrus. Not just any citrus, the real deal Florida fresh citrus. We eat it non-stop, especially during snowstorms, to keep our spirits up. I also use it all the time for baking and cooking. Over the weekend I used one of our last grapefruits to make these sweet little shortbread cookies. I loved how the tangy grapefruit played with the dark chocolate, giving it the flavor of a dark chocolate covered orange peel. These simple cookies are the perfect sweet nibble to chase away the winter blues. Remember people, only 50…
  • Helicopter Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

    Kelsey
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Over the weekend we celebrated my son’s second birthday. I can’t quite believe time has flown so quickly. I remember when he was born so clearly it honestly feels like yesterday. We’ve transitioned from burp clothes and midnight feedings, to diggers and trampoline play dates in just minutes. Though he still has pretty apathetic about having an actual birthday there is no way I’d let the day pass without a delicious cake to celebrate. I let my daughter choose a cake she would love and asked her to help me style it for her baby brother. She was clever in her choice of…
  • How to Care for Rosemary Indoors

    Kelsey
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    In the winter I freeze my herbs from the garden and bring whatever plants I can inside for the winter. This year my Meyer Lemon tree is wintering in our dining room along with this beautiful rosemary plant. Not all herbs tolerate being dragged from inside to outside for season after season, but rosemary is one of the few that can withstand the change. I love that it is so easy to care for and makes the whole house smell incredible whenever I pinch a few leaves. It also means we’ve got beautiful fragrant rosemary to cook with year-round! Here are a few tips for caring for your rosemary…
 
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    Art & Lemons

  • a year of us | day 79

    ArtandLemons
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:54 pm
    day 79 Stories on the couch after school. I left them to read while I went to the library. Neil Smith’s “Bang Crunch” should have been on the list after recently reading his short story Isolettes from the collection. He pulled every emotional punch and I tried to stop reading it but couldn’t. Then lip-burning pho for dinner. I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other…
  • a year of us | day 78

    ArtandLemons
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:39 pm
    day 78 Radio on. Modern Lovers in the car. The little one buckled in back, bathed in light. He shook his fists in the air, like hollow maracas. Inside Stop & Shop, he ate cheese and yogurt while I pushed the cart. A bag of flour, pine nuts, and basil. Fluorescents, fish, Joe Verses the Volcano. One after the other. Mind numbing instrumental music, jazzy, though not really and the afternoon zombie walk. Stories carried in a curt stare and a stranger’s limp. I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan…
  • a year of us | day 77

    ArtandLemons
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    day 77 The blizzard turned out to be a good old-fashioned snowstorm with enough snow accumulation to cancel school (less than a foot), keep traffic off the roads, and walk the hills before sundown (which didn’t happen, unless you count taking the trash out). We had power and regular comforts to fall back on: chocolate, oranges, tea. Plus a surplus of soup, water, and candles, in case the super blizzard came through. I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story…
  • a year of us | day 76

    ArtandLemons
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    day 76 We walked home from school, sliding uphill on the ice. Like the rumpled sheets, the soup went unmade. So it went with the bread. I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn day to make this creative habit real.
  • a year of us | day 75

    ArtandLemons
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:48 pm
    day 75 Sunday: coffee, yoga, green juice, muddy jeans, blue sky, the blood, train expo, back to the future (at the model drive-in), sandwiches and fries, chai, gilmore girls, blood oranges. I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn…
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    Very Culinary

  • Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

    Amy Flanigan
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
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  • 8 All-Star Appetizers for SuperBowl Sunday (and a Tabasco Giveaway!)

    Amy Flanigan
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
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  • FitBit Giveaway!

    Amy Flanigan
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
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  • Sweet, Hot and Sour Cocktail Meatballs

    Amy Flanigan
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
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  • Iced Heart Sugar Cookies

    Amy Flanigan
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
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    POPSUGAR Food

  • Cheetos New Sweet Puffs Thankfully Involve No Cheese

    Nicole-Perry
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
    When we first learned that Cheetos was coming out with sweet puffs, we briefly puzzled over (and were frankly a little grossed out by) the concept of a sweet neon cheese snack. Thankfully, our fears were unwarranted. Sweetos Cheetos Cinnamon Sugar Puffs, the first sweet snack in Cheetos' history, contain not an ounce of cheese. Upon opening the bag, you're greeted with an overwhelming fake butter smell (think movie popcorn), but we're not mad at it. They share Cheetos Puffs airy texture, and a flavor like cinnamon toast turned up to 11. In short, they're bad-good and might just become our new…
  • Taco Bell's Cinnabon Delights Coffee Is Outrageously Drinkable

    Anna-Monette-Roberts
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Taco Bell released a new item to its beloved breakfast menu: Cinnabon Delights Coffee. Despite some fans' less-than-enthused response to the Premium Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee flavored with Cinnabon crème, I got my hands on a hot cup to determine for myself whether the drink is . . . palatable. Expecting the drink to be coffee-flavored syrup, I took a small sip and prepared for the worst. However, I must admit, I really, really enjoyed it. Not too sweet, slightly creamy, and smooth, the Cinnabon coffee tastes like a lighter version of a vanilla latte. I took a larger gulp, and…
  • You'd Butter Believe That Paula Deen Is Crying Tears of Joy Over This New Burger

    Brinton-Parker
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Somewhere in America, Paula Deen is watching this Jack in the Box commercial and shedding tears of joy. The fast-food chain is taking its already-decadent burgers to an entirely new level with the introduction of the Buttery Jack, which features melted garlic herb butter on top of every patty. Don't think your cheeseburger needs a healthy slab of butter? The real people who tasted this savory new sandwich would beg to differ. Give the advertisement a watch, and you'd "butter believe" that you'll be fantasizing about a buttery bite of meat and cheese in no time.
  • Make the Most Killer Pork Sliders For Your Super Bowl Party

    Brandi-Milloy
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    There's a whole wide world of game-day foods to prepare for the Super Bowl, and Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill shares its method for slow-cooking pork shoulder as well as the best way to build a pork slider. Hint: it's all about that Carolina sauce. But no game-day cuisine is complete without the right table decor. Show off some serious team pride with the help of NFL Homegating.
  • 5 Renditions of the Walking Taco to Try Out This Super Bowl Sunday

    Kelsey-Kennick
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    5 renditions of the walking taco - HuffPost Taste Yelp's 10 most reviewed places to eat - Yahoo Food Could living near a Starbucks really double the value of your home? - Grub Street 20 of the cheesiest recipes - Food.com Everything you've ever wanted to know about garlic - PureWow Make perfectly crisp, saucy chicken wings at home - Tasting Table 10 snacks that pair perfectly with a glass of red wine - Food52
 
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    Hedonia

  • The season of boeuf bourguignon

    Hedonia
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary Nomiku sous vide machine and wine from Cultivar Wine. On Christmas Eve, we went to our friends Matthew and Jim's house. We had boeuf bourguignon. It was delicious. On New Year's Eve, we went to our friend Maureen's house. We had boeuf bourguignon. It, too, was delicious. So guess what I wanted to make the next week? I started with the recipe in Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home -- one of our absolute go-to cookbooks for many years -- as a base. As... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • How to Cook a Lot of Bacon

    Hedonia
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    For a few years now, we've done an annual BLT party on New Year's Day. Being the way we are, of course, that doesn't mean just a quick run to the grocery store for supplies. Of the four primary ingredients for the sandwich -- bacon, lettuce, tomato and bread -- the only thing that we don't make by hand from scratch is the lettuce. Even we have limitations. Each year we improve the process. The first year I bought tomatoes, thinking I could get away with it, but even in temperate California, the... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • Making Mole Verde at La Cocina

    Hedonia
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    Are you familiar with mole verde? I've always loved mole poblano, the chocolate-based mole, and knew that there are many other types of mole -- red rojo, pumpkin seed-based pipián from the Yucatan, even a white mole made with pine nuts -- but had never tasted green mole verde from the Guanajuato region until last week. I was invited to La Cocina, the non-profit kitchen incubator, to learn how to make this regional dish at the hands of Lupe Guerrero of El Pipila, one of their charter businesses.... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • Things I learned from Rick Bayless

    Hedonia
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    Disclosure: I was compensated by Negra Modelo to attend this event, post about it on social channels, and write this blog post. I'm not going to mince words about it: Sometimes being a food blogger has pretty awesome perks. Like when your go-to Mexican beer approaches you with an opportunity to take a culinary tour of the Mission District with Rick Bayless, and pay you for the privilege. Twist my arm. We kicked our tour off at a well-known "Mexicatessen" on 24th street, a place I know well... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • The Eatsdropper is too old to bartend

    Hedonia
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    So I turned 45 last week. The salt has nearly overtaken my pepper. I'm fatter than I'd like, for reasons that are not even remotely mysterious. I make less money than I'd like at this stage, but as a result of deliberate decisions I've made over the past few years that I wouldn't change on a bet. I skidded into my 46th year on the tails of an inspiring trip to New York to bond with my colleagues at About.com, a fabulous week-plus of sun and relaxation with friends in Playa del Carmen, and a... Read more on Hedonia ...
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Next Up: "Warm Bath"

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
  • 2015 Super Bowl Prediction Using Chicken Wing Bones

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Once again, it’s time I let you cash in on my magical method for picking the Super Bowl winner, using the ancient art of chicken wing bone reading. I can't tell you how I learned this, or why anyone would take it seriously, but I can tell you the bones are NEVER WRONG.As you’ll see, the Seattle Seahawks will beat the New England Patriots. It's a guaranteed lock. Bet the farm, the house, and the farmhouse. Many people are saying that the Pats are going to lose because of bad karma, but that can’t be the reason. Have you ever seen a Bill Belichick press conference? If that were true,…
  • Next Up: Dem Bones

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
  • Reclaiming Your Cast Iron

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:48 pm
    I get a lot of emails asking for a video showing how we clean and season our cast iron pans. One of these days, when I burn whatever I was supposed to be filming, I may do that demo, but in the meantime, check out this great article by Noel Christmas from Allrecipes. This is pretty much the exact system I use, and I've never had a problem with rust or food sticking. Enjoy!
  • Quick Pickled Pepper Onion Relish – Not Just for Mini Philly Cheesesteaks Anymore

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:58 pm
    As promised, here is the pepper and onion relish you saw me accessorize my bite-sized cheesesteaks a few videos ago. The whole trick here is to find peppadew peppers, which have a very vibrant, sweet-hot-tangy flavor, and quickly and easily turn a pan of sautéed onions and jalapeños into a world-class condiment. Pretty much any large grocery store that has one of those self-serve salad/olive bars will have these peppers. Just be sure to ladle in some of the flavorful pickling liquid, as that’s what really brings this all together. You'll also sometimes see them in jars on the shelf, as…
 
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    Always Order Dessert

  • Flourless Pistachio Oatmeal Muffins (Gluten-Free)

    Alejandra Ramos
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    After a few weeks of heavy recipe testing for a client of mine, I ran out of all-purpose flour and sugar earlier this month. The large glass jars that usually sit on my counter have been empty for weeks, begging to be refilled, but for some reason, I've gone through three grocery orders, each time forgetting to get the flour and sugar. I'm not sure why this is. Some kind of weird mental
  • A Fruity Winter Brunch

    Alejandra Ramos
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Over the past few years, I've found that January and February have become two of my favorite months for entertaining. The buzz and expectations of the holidays have died down, and created the perfect opportunity for relaxed and cozy gatherings with friends. No need to worry about things like gifts or decorations or even elaborate recipes; it's now just about simple, good things to eat in the
  • Chickpea & Chorizo Soup

    Alejandra Ramos
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    This simple Spanish-style Chickpea & Chorizo soup is a favorite at our house, making an appearance at least once a month (if not more!) during the chilly months. While the base recipe--what I've shared with you here--is always the same, I also love to bulk this up with other goodies found in the fridge. Some of my favorite additions include wilted kale or spinach, diced turnip or butternut
  • Maialino's Orange Olive Oil Cake

    Alejandra Ramos
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:02 pm
    I've been wanting to bake this olive oil cake for a while now. At least a year, if not more, and since January is the month when we do all the things we've been meaning to do, here it finally is! This is my attempt at the famed citrus olive oil cake from Maialino, a restaurant here in New York City. It's one of those simple, but gorgeous restaurant desserts that people can't help but fall
  • Creamy Roasted Pepper, Carrot & Ginger Soup

    Alejandra Ramos
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    It's nearly 1PM and I still haven't been able to get my dog outside for a walk. Eugene tried this morning, but he snarled and growled and snapped at him so much that he gave up, leaving it in my hands. My attempts to put on his harness have been similarly successful, ending with him running away and huddling in a pile of pillows or sorted laundry. Hudson hates the winter. He hates rain and
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    Hungry Crowd

  • 6 Iconic Roast Chicken Recipes

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    In this week’s Chefs in Conversation video, Kristen Kish and Michael Symon chat about their absolute, hands-down favorite roast chickens in the country. For Symon, nothing tops the wood oven-roasted chicken at Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto...
  • 3 Classy Jell-O Shots for Your Super Bowl Party

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Admit it, you miss Jell-O shots. Jiggly, sweet and—most importantly—deceptively boozy, they were college party staples. Then adulthood set in, and you replaced the wiggly shooters with classy cocktails and craft beers. But somewhere de...
  • 7 Super Bowl Recipes for New England Patriots Fans

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Don’t just cheer for the Patriots this Sunday—cook for them. Here, seven incredible New England recipes that will make your Super Bowl party wicked awesome. 1. Crispy Potato, Bacon and Clam Flatbread  Topped with littleneck clams,...
  • 7 Game Day Recipes for Seattle Seahawk Fans

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Rooting for the Seahawks? Make your whole Super Bowl party Seattle-centric with these delicious recipes. 1. Smoked Salmon Involtini with Guacamole  Seattle loves its smoked salmon. Here, it’s rolled up and stuffed with creamy guacamole....
  • The Ultimate Umami-Packed Ingredient

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    We asked chefs to peek into their crystal balls and tell us what foods we’ll be talking about in the next five years. Here’s what they predicted. Umami, a.k.a. deliciousness, can be found in many foods like mushrooms, soy sauce and das...
 
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    Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

  • Touchdown! Game-Day Snacks Without the Guilt

    Silvana Nardone
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Switch up your game-day strategy with these lightened-up makeovers of your favorite guilty-pleasure snacks. They’ll satisfy all the usual Super Bowl cravings without all those calories. ** This is only a summary of our content.**
  • The School Food Truck Movement is on a Roll

    Amy Reiter
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Food trucks are rolling into school districts across America, driving lunch to a whole new level of health and creativity. ** This is only a summary of our content.**
  • Chatting with Dr. Frank Lipman, Co-Author of The New Health Rules

    Kiri Tannenbaum
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    You may have read about Dr. Frank Lipman if you’ve ever Googled “Gwyneth Paltrow diet.” Or Arianna Huffington. Or Donna Karan. Or Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon. They are all... ** This is only a summary of our content.**
  • The Chef’s Take: Gerard Craft’s Orange Salad at Pastaria

    Andrea Strong
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chef Gerard Craft's orange salad is the perfect antidote to winter! ** This is only a summary of our content.**
  • DIY Game Day Chips and Dips

    Silvana Nardone
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Pack on the protein — not the pounds — on game day with these DIY chips and dips. Healthy fats like Greek yogurt and cashews give dips their creaminess, while bold flavors like chipotle, dill and... ** This is only a summary of our content.**
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    Wholistic Woman

  • Is Happiness the Key to Weight Loss?

    Wendy Hammond
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Time: 66 minutes. Distance: 2.84 miles. Burning calories out in God’s creation instead of inside the soul -sucking gym: Priceless. Recently I read that bariatric patients have a better success rate if they have a positive attitude. My holistic health coach also told me about an episode of Extreme Weight Loss where a man was working with a personal trainer and watching his calorie intake, when he suddenly hit a stall. They couldn’t figure out what was going on. Then he started therapy and boom, the stall was broken! I’ve often felt like I couldn’t relate to people in…
  • A Marathon in 2015?

    Wendy Hammond
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    It’s been six weeks since weight loss surgery, and I hope to be cleared for exercise today. I’ve been limited to walking, which I didn’t mind when the weather was mild but when the temperature is in the single digits it is way too cold to walk outside. And walking around a circle at the gym is SUPER boring. DH has been bucking doctor’s orders and running a bit already. He said he feels fine. He’s planning to join a local running club. I haven’t decided yet. I know I will be the fat girl who can’t run yet. DH says someone has to be last. And I guess I…
  • 2014: A Wholistic Woman Year in Review

    Wendy Hammond
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    © Rolen Facundo | Dreamstime.com What a crazy year it’s been! I never would have believed you if you had told me that I would lose 50 pounds in 2014. I also did not think I would still be blogging. My first post in 2014 was actually a farewell as The Local Cook. However, four months later, I relaunched as Wholistic Woman. My husband and I decided to start the journey towards weight loss surgery. I have been doing my best to live a life in balance. I started running again. Even though I didn’t blog about it, I used Prep Dish to make cooking easier. I briefly had blue hair. And…
  • Tilapia with Avocado Aioli

    Wendy Hammond
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    We are finally eating real food! It’s so exciting I can’t even describe it. For our first meal after surgery, DH made Tilapia with Avocado Aioli. It went together super fast and was delicious. I think this will become a staple for us. Source: bariatriceating.com Ingredients: Four, 5-ounce tilapia filets 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt or reduced fat mayonnaise (we ended up using ricotta since we were out of yogurt) 3 garlic cloves, chopped Juice of one lime, about…
  • The Divine Hours {Book Review}

    Wendy Hammond
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    I came to discover The Divine Hours, Volume II: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime (Divine Hours) (v. 2) through another book, actually: The Book of Not So Common Prayer: A New Way to Pray, A New Way to Live. The book was only so-so, but it did recommend a lot of great resources including The Divine Hours. So I ordered a copy from Amazon and have been using it for about a month now. What I love about this book is that it provides four prayers for each day: Morning, noon, evening, and just before bed. The official “offices” are called morning, noon, vespers, and complin. I must…
 
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    The Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

  • 1-Minute Video: 4 Ways to Cook a Spaghetti Squash — Video Tips from The Kitchn

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If we had to choose one recent breakout star of the vegetable world, spaghetti squash would take home the award. Its unique texture makes it a terrific and tasty stand-in for noodles and pasta. All you have to do is cook it. Here's how to do that — four different ways! READ MORE »
  • How Do You Get Deep Scratches out of Stainless Steel? — Good Questions

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Q: Can anyone help? I have deep scratches on the door of my stainless steel fridge. Does anyone have any advice on how to remedy that? Sent by Sheila READ MORE »
  • Roasted Radishes Are the Vegetable That's Missing From Your Life

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to eating my vegetables, I have a habit of repeating myself: roasted Brussels sprouts. Check. Salad. Check. Sautéed greens. Check. Now repeat. Can you relate? But there are a few vegetables that, once remembered, lift the boredom and remind me how vibrant, exciting, and delicious they can be. My favorite? Radishes. Specifically, roasted radishes. If you are missing something fresh in your vegetable routine, let this be your habit-breaker. READ MORE »
  • Recipe: Open-Faced Chicken Salad Sandwich — Lunch Recipes from The Kitchn

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Generally speaking, I try not to eat sandwiches for lunch. I’m not carbo-phobic, but bread is one of the densest sources of calories among my usual lunch options. Sometimes, though, I get a strong sandwich craving. When that happens, I try to split the difference between sandwich and no-sandwich by making it open-faced, one piece of toast with the ingredients on top, eaten with a knife and fork. READ MORE »
  • Here's What Your Choice of Chili Says About Your Life — Personality Test

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    In a world full of chili recipes, you have a choice to make on cold, winter nights. Do you choose to get visibly upset at the idea of beans in your chili (you purist!), or do you pine after that sweet and saucy bowl of Cincinnati chili? Now, there's no wrong way to stuff your face with chili, but it does, in fact, say a lot about you as a person. What is your favorite kind of chili? Make your choice, then read on to see what this important life decision says about you as a person. READ MORE »
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    foodista.com

  • Crispy Cheddar Bacon Potato Skins

    lrodrigues
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    While you are watching the boys on the field throw around the pig skin, you can comfortably enjoy enjoy a tray of cheesy bacon potato skins.  This easy appetizer can be made for 2 or 200 people and the amount of work is almost the same.
  • 4 Easy Tequila Game Day Cocktails

    lrodrigues
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    No matter which team you are rooting on Super Bowl Sunday, I think all fans would agree that a tasty cocktail is essential.  These tequila cocktails range from a classic lime margarita to shady-esque drinks spiked with a shot or two of tequila.
  • Green Power Salad

    lrodrigues
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    This delicious green power salad makes it easy to eat your vegetables.  Mixed greens and fresh spinach are combined with an assortment of green foods including scallions, cucumber, avocado, green beans and a homemade edamame hummus.
  • Jersey Barnfire- One of the best Hot Sauces in America!

    wbobrow
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    I don't normally write about food.  That's not to say I don't enjoy the art- in fact in my third book: Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails and in my second book, Whiskey Cocktails, I devoted plenty of space to recipes including food.
  • 5 Awesome Pretzels For Your Superbowl Party

    ajeanroy
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:59 pm
    The perfect snack for your Superbowl festivities has to be handheld, flavorful, and make enough of a taste impact that even the most intense party goer will notice. These pretzels fit the bill with warm glazed outsides, and savory cheese and pancetta inside, or gooey caramel.
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    Gigabiting

  • Regulating junk food will make the tobacco battle look like a walk in the park.

    Janice
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    Unhealthy diets are now a greater threat to global health than tobacco. Just as the world came together to regulate the risks of tobacco, a bold framework convention on adequate diets must now be agreed. –from  the opening address of the [...]
  • Actually, Grandma Isn’t All That Good a Cook

    Janice
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
                                  [grandmothers and their cooking- images via Gabriele Galimberti]   According to a CNN/Eatocracy poll, Grandma’s cooking is pretty hit-or-miss. 21.5% report ‘wonderful’ food coming out of both of their [...]
  • Holy Cow! Faith-Based Farming

    Janice
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise, and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God made a farmer.                               –Paul Harvey [...]
  • The Surprising Names Behind the Brands You Trust

    Janice
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
        The average American supermarket carries nearly 40,000 products. It sounds like myriad options until you realize that most of them—estimates run as high as 90%—come from fewer than a dozen companies. Acquisitions and consolidation have left us with Unilever-Ben & [...]
  • We’re Hungry and We Want It Now

    Janice
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    We’re fussy, we’re fickle, we’re inconsistent, and unpredictable. We say we want healthy but opt for decadence. We chase the new but choose the familiar. We demand quality but reject premium price tags. Somehow, restaurant operators need to parse all the contradictions and inconsistencies to give us what we really [...]
 
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    Harmonious Homestead

  • The Luxury of Boiled Eggs {Recipe}

    Rachel
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Before raising chickens, I would never have imagined myself longing for a boiled egg. I rarely made them, and when I did, they were often over cooked because I tend to wander and forget about timers. But now I give them my full attention from choosing the right egg to measuring the cooking time to peeling and savoring the final egg. Backyard chicken boiled eggs are a rarely enjoyed luxury item around here, one we’re just returning to now that our replacement flock is laying eggs after the fox attack. You see, fresh chicken egg shells are stuffed full of albumin and yolk. The…
  • Homestead Happenings #1: Seeds, Trees, & Braces

    Rachel
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    I advise homesteaders to keep a journal. It’s a great practice because a record of daily homesteading activities is fun and useful to look back on. But I find myself not in the routine of writing daily now. “Do as I say, not as I do,” I suppose. I thought I’d try something different instead, for you and for me. I plan to share a weekly wrap-up of our major homesteading activities. Then I’ll have something to refer to in the future and perhaps you’ll be inspired to take on similiar chores, projects, and events. I’m not going to share regular activities…
  • Homesteading Hair Care – Baking Soda & Vinegar Hair Rinses

    Rachel
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    Over the last couple years, we’ve slowly simplified our bath and body routines and made the switch from “all-natural” manufactured toiletries to homemade concoctions from food ingredients. I discovered that making our own is cheaper, requires very little effort, and works better than what I can buy. Plus there’s no wasted packaging or unnecessary chemicals! The first beauty product I made was hair “conditioner” pictured on the right. This started when Lillian insisted on keeping her hair very long but hated brushing out the tangles. We tried commercial…
  • Homesteading Bath & Body – Handmade, Low Impact Routines

    Rachel
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    One area of homesteading I rarely write about is personal care. It’s a bit of a taboo subject and I’m a little shy about body talk. But what you put on your body has such a huge impact on personal and environmental health, not to mention a homestead budget, that it’s time to address the ring around the tub, so to speak. Once, we were traditional Americans who showered once a day with body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, and followed up bathing with lotions, deodorants, and the like. We needed the conditioner to soothe the dry hair, lotion to cure dry skin, and lots of…
  • 5 Places To Find Last Minute Gifts AT HOME

    Rachel
    23 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    We’re giving entirely handmade gifts this year, with the exception of a couple things on Lil’s list that can’t be made from scratch. (Pokemon cards don’t trade well if mom makes them.) Some of our gifts have been in the making for several months and they’ll be accessorized with items we will make from things we already have. Here are some of the places we’ve shopped in our own home for gifts and gift making supplies this year: 1) The Pantry – This is an obvious one. If you put up jam, sauce, or stock, chances are there are people on your list who…
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    Easy Recipes, Tips, Ideas, and Life Musings

  • Seahawks 12th Man Blue Green Jello Shots

    Alice Currah
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Seahawks fever is at an all time high in Seattle and with the possibility of another Superbowl appearance 12th Man fans are going crazy! Just this morning my daughter was panicked because she couldn’t find her Seahawks shirt for Seahawks Blue Pride Friday at school. It’s just hitting me that we may be on the […]
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

    Alice Currah
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Having to take public transportation to and from school from North Seattle to the Central District as an 11 year old has its privileges.  Well, actually just one benefit – having to transfer buses on University Way in the U-District (a main food and shopping area a couple blocks away from the University of Washington).  […]
  • Champagne Cocktail Recipe

    Alice Currah
    27 Dec 2014 | 10:51 pm
    New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to enjoy a little bubbly.  If you are like me, you are reflecting about the year – the good, the bad, and everything in between.  Personally, I’m ready to close this year out and start fresh in 2015. Life is a journey and I am so thankful you […]
 
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    Cooking with Thas

  • Chinese Green Onion Pancakes- Scallion Pancakes

    Thas
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Chinese green onion or scallion pancakes, crispy and delicious… Who wants to try Chinese pancakes??? I have to tell you that these are absolutely delicious, it’s crispy and the green onions impart a nice aroma and flavor to these pancakes. Well, these are totally different from the American pancakes, but are quite similar to South Indian parotta. However, unlike South Indian parottas these are pretty easy to make. Recently, I’d tasted these pancakes at a Chinese restaurant, I instantly fell in love with it. Since then, making these pancake was on my top to do list. Last…
  • Chicken and Potato Roast- Kerala Style

    Thas
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Chicken and potato stir fried together and made into a delicious roast, it’s the typical Kerala style roast… South Indian style roast is entirely different from the American or European style roast. In South India, for making meat roast, the seasoned meat is first cooked (chicken, beef or mutton) till tender and then it’s stir fried along with onions, tomato and other spices till everything gets browned. It’s a dry and spicy dish, caramelization makes the dish taste delicious. However, in American and European cuisine, roasting is done in the oven- whole chicken…
  • Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia- Baked Crusted Fish recipe

    Thas
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    Tilapia fillets coated with parmesan and corn flake crumbs and baked till crispy; turned out to be a delicious meal… A couple of days ago, my Man graced the kitchen and made baked crusted haddock for dinner. I was totally impressed and I enjoyed it thoroughly,the fillets were perfectly crispy yet juicy inside. Since, I came home so hungry after work, I just gobbled up and forgot to click pictures. I wanted to share the recipe with you all , so I decided to recreate the dish over the weekend, click pictures and blog about it. This is a rather simple dish to make, you just have to dip…
  • Beef and Red Lentil Soup Recipe

    Thas
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Beef, veggies and red lentil when cooked together makes a fantastic soup… I can only think of hearty soups these days. One or two bowls of soup makes me full and imparts the needed warmth too. I literally make soups out of anything, and making soups are my favorite and the easiest. If I’m making chicken or beef soup, I usually throw all the ingredients into a pressure cooker and just walk away. After 20 minutes or so, everything will be cooked well and I’ll be seen enjoying the soup. In this soup, I’ve added stew cut beef, veggies and red lentil. Red lentils made this…
  • French Toast Waffles Recipe

    Thas
    17 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    French toast made into waffles, now that makes a yummy breakfast or brunch… I am a French toast fanatic, and can have that almost everyday. On week days, I don’t have the time to make a fancy breakfast. So, during weekends, I insist that I make something different to pamper myself and my Man. Today, being a Saturday I got the craving for waffles. I was thinking of making my usual and my most favorite cornmeal waffles. Well, things got changed in just a matter of minutes. Whole wheat bread on my kitchen island evoked the thought of making French toast. But, I wanted waffles, then…
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    A Sweet Spoonful

  • Entertaining 101: Sam’s Homemade Cheez-Its

    megang
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    We had our annual mulled wine party (or winter party) a few weeks ago, a favorite of mine largely because it’s after all the holiday craziness and Sam likes to do a lot of the food, so I get to sit back and relax a bit. On the day-of, I ended up going for a long run, helping Sam with his famous Cheez-Its, buying flowers and chocolate and taking a nap — not a bad way to spend a Saturday. But having friends over to the house wasn’t always this easy: when I first moved to Seattle, I found hosting parties really stressful. I didn’t yet know Sam’s friends well enough…
  • Freekeh Salad with Zucchini, Green Olives and Walnuts

    megang
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    January is a month of contradictions, from the highs of New Years Eve and the momentum of fresh starts and cleaner closets to the reality of dark winter days filled with putting away holiday decorations and getting tax paperwork ready. There’s a noticeable lack of sugary cookies and far fewer twinkling lights. And during this month, I always find that my cooking becomes much more basic and stripped down, not for any of the more popular reasons (diets and cleanses), but more because I often look to our pantry to start really using up what we have on hand and trying to find vegetables…
  • White Salad with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

    megang
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    I don’t remember the first time I met Ashley Rodriquez, which in my experience is often the case with friendships that begin online and soon blossom to actual friendship. When I lived in San Francisco, I started reading Ashley’s beautiful blog Not Without Salt and when I moved to Seattle a few years ago, we had the opportunity to actually grab coffee and share meals in person. She’s someone I feel I’ve known for a long time, and I’ve been so looking forward to her first cookbook, Date Night In. I tested a few of the recipes for the book, and knew it was going to…
  • Our Wedding (and a Cocktail)

    megang
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    A few months ago I showed you a glimpse into our wedding day, compiled from cell phone photos we’d managed to gather from friends and family. Then on Christmas Eve we received a package from our photographers with all of our photos. It was quite the early Christmas present, and I’d be remiss in letting 2014 come to a quiet close without sharing them with you. Looking back at these photos, what really strikes me are all of the moments that I simply don’t remember — or, frankly, wasn’t there for. It looks like quite a party! As with many weddings, I suppose, we…
  • Nibby Chocolate Buckwheat Shortbread

    megang
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:04 pm
    I had every intention of starting a new tradition this year and hosting a cookie swap with some of our local friends, but somehow the season really got the best of me and it just hasn’t happened. But! That hasn’t stopped me from getting a head start on holiday baking; I posted a photo on Instagram the other day of some of my very favorite holiday cookbooks, and asked if there was a way we could all just take the whole week off to bake instead of work. Judging from the responses, it seems I’m not the only one who thinks this would be a really great idea. But back here in…
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    lisa is cooking

  • Pescado Tikin-Xik

    lisa is cooking
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    If I had to guess, because I really haven’t tracked it yet, I would say that I eat Mexican food more often than any other type of cuisine. From casual tacos to elaborate meals, I love cooking this type of food too. I was delighted to receive a review copy of Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte. It’s a big, beautiful reference for dishes from every region of Mexico. It shows the diversity of the food and the blend of Spanish and indigenous cooking traditions. The saffron, capers,... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Beet Salad with Walnuts and Kumquat Marmalade

    lisa is cooking
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Back in the fall of 2010, the Blue Chair Jam Cookbook arrived full of inspiration for turning all sorts of fruits into jams and preserves. At the time, I made the Candied Orange Peel that I ended up using in everything from panettone to chocolate bark candy. Last fall, a new book from Rachel Saunders arrived, Blue Chair Cooks with Jam and Marmalade, and I received a review copy. This time, all those wonderful preserves are added to recipes both sweet and savory. They add flavor, sweetness,... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Gingerbread Cheesecake

    lisa is cooking
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    After one more holiday recipe, I promise to move on to cooking in the New Year. I’d been thinking about this cheesecake for years. I cut the pages from the December 2007 issue of Living magazine and filed them away. I remember the whole story about gingerbread from that issue. There were all sorts of pretty cookies, different ways of making gingerbread like with honey rather than molasses, and even gingerbread caramels. From that story, the White Chocolate-Gingerbread Blondies that also appear... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Pezzetti di Cannella

    lisa is cooking
    29 Dec 2014 | 7:35 pm
    I have to mention one more cookie before the holiday season ends. This was a new one for me. It’s from the book Southern Italian Desserts by Rosetta Costantino. I received this book as a Christmas gift a year ago, and there are delightful cakes, pastries, tarts, gelatos, fruit desserts, and lots of cookies in it. Since I first read the book, I’ve been thinking about the La Deliziosa sandwich cookies filled with hazelnut cream. The cookies are actually made from pastry that’s cut into circles... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Lentil Croquettes with Yogurt Sauce

    lisa is cooking
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    I knew all about the pastries and breads made at Tartine Bakery and have read and baked from the books by Elisabeth Pruett and Chad Robertson. But, I didn’t know what kinds of culinary creations were happening at the restaurant Bar Tartine with co-chefs Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns. I received a review copy of the new book, Bar Tartine, and learned about their approach to crafting every part of a dish in-house. They source the ingredients to dry and grind their own powders like yogurt... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
 
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    La Fuji Mama

  • Touring Lilly’s Hummus — Portland, Oregon

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Two years ago I was introduced to Lilly’s Hummus and hilarity ensued as we held the first ever “Fuji Bowl”—the game being played by Team Black Bean and Team Roasted Jalapeno.  We got extended family involved and the result of the big bowl game was as a tie.  Lilly’s Hummus became a permanent fixture in our refrigerator, though the requested flavor usually varies these days between Roasted Jalapeno and Cracked Pepper.  Fast forward to a few months ago when my mom and I were planning our trip to Portland, OR.  I was game for anything, but my two requests were…
  • Touring the Tillamook Cheese Factory — Tillamook, Oregon

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Even if you’re not a cheese lover like I am, a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook, Oregon is worth the trip.  The factory is located 2 miles north of the city of Tillamook, an hour and half drive west from Portland.  Initially I wondered if we wanted to spend 3 hours out of our limited time making the drive all the way out to do the factory tour, but we really, really wanted to do it, so we decided to make a go of it.  I am so glad that we did. The drive takes you through the middle of the Tillamook State Forest, which ended up being some of the most beautiful…
  • The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island — Portland, Oregon

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The Croft farm, located on Sauvie Island, approximately ten miles northwest of downtown Portland, Oregon, is a small farm (approximately 5 acres), committed to harvesting organically grown fruits and vegetables, free-roaming chicken eggs, and crisp cider apples, and is registered as a Non-Profit Animal Rescue.  It’s also the location of a perfect Airbnb rental.  My mom and I spent the first week in January exploring Portland.  A private 300 square-foot casita on the Croft Farm was our home-base for the week, and we couldn’t have picked a better spot. Sauvie Island is the…
  • Avocado Courage

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    My most recent post for Multiply Goodness went up last week while I was out of town.  So if you missed it, here is the link.  I wrote about one of my favorite things on the planet—avocados, and how we are like avocados.  Have I peaked your curiosity?  I hope so!  Hop on over and read: COURAGE: Growth of an Avocado. And if I leave you hungry for guacamole, here’s my favorite guacamole recipe to help you out: Cotija Chipotle Corn Guacamole
  • Gluten-Free Apple Pie—Pie Therapy for the New Year

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Happy 2015 everyone!  I must say that I’m happy to greet the New Year and shoo out the old.  The end of 2014 about did me in.  The Sunday before Christmas the flu hit me like a wrecking ball, and I’ve been in bed ever since.  Have you heard about the mutating influenza strains?  Yeah, well one of those strains and I got well acquainted, and it was not an acquaintance I enjoyed making.  Luckily my little guest has made its last farewell, I spent my first full day out of bed this past Thursday!  As I slowly return to eating and cooking, I’d like to kick off the New Year…
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    Beyond [the Plate]

  • Personal Work: Steadiness & Ease

    Danielle
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Besides photography, the Ashtanga yoga practice has, over time, grown to be the other big interest in my life, and for a long time I’ve been looking for the best way to bridge the two in a personal project. The opportunity arrived last November when I had the idea to photograph a group of yoga friends in silhouette, to capture the forms that we make with our bodies every morning. I took my first Ashtanga yoga class in November 2009 in Palo Alto, and five years (and a few months) later, the ritual of rolling out my mat and moving along with the breath is now a permanent fixture of my…
  • The Centurion Lounge At SFO

    Danielle
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    We do our fair share of travel over here, and in this TSA world, it’s pretty exhausting, stressful and ridden with bad food. Having access to a quiet space to recharge and breathe before or in-between flights, makes a huge difference to the travel experience. Try taking a shower on a layover between two 10-hour flights and notice how it counters the discombobulating nature of plane travel. As an American Express card member, I was pretty excited to take a sneak peak at their newest Centurion Lounge at SFO, opening November 6. It’s the first time I’m hearing of a card company…
  • Aste Nagusia 2014: Cooking, The Basque Way

    Danielle
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    After a vigorous Tortilla competition, the subsequent cook-offs for Txipirones en su Tinta (Squid cooked in its Ink) and Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Basque-style Salted Cod) were quieter affairs, receiving over 50 entries each, largely due to the higher costs of ingredients. For a large cazuela that serves 18 people, it averages about 200 euros (US$259) for the Txipirones and 400 euros (US$518) for the Bacalao. I was invited to guest judge the Txipirones cooking contest and, for the Bacalao cook-off, got to spend a morning documenting two teams cooking side-by-side. As Basque classics, these…
  • Aste Nagusia 2014: Celebrating, The Basque Way

    Danielle
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
    In a serendipitous turn of events, I got to end my summer with two weeks in Europe at the end of August. This included a short stint in Bilbao, Spain, for one of the Basque Country’s biggest annual fiestas: Aste Nagusia (literally, “The Principal Week”). I was there at the invitation of my friends Margaret and Javi, the power couple behind Travel Basque Country, an online resource for information and custom tours to the Basque region in Northern Spain. A 9-day celebration of all things Basque, this event is the perfect introduction to the various facets of Basque culture,…
  • Miami Through The Lens

    Danielle
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:41 pm
    I was in Miami last month to photograph this year’s BlogHer Food and arrived ahead of the conference to get a feel for this city. Over two days, I spent an afternoon in Little Cuba with this Walking Tour as my guide. I found the neighborhood underwhelming overall, with little to offer in terms of street life. However there are delicious cafecitos and refreshing coconut juice to be had on Calle Ocho, and if you’re lucky, the friendly locals at Maximo Gomez Park may offer you a share of their Colada while they wait their turn at dominoes. I spent another afternoon on a food tour of…
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    Wokking On The Run

  • Wok Solid Education

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    As I was preparing myself to cook for some of my good friends, I could not help but to think back on last April, when I cooked a Chinese food lunch for 85 church friends.  It was a menu of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chopsticks, Demystified.

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    In my preparations for hosting dinner for some amazing friends, I was looking through the kitchen cabinets for serving dishes when a thought came to me, "What will we eat with?" Safest would, of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tasty Satay!!

    12 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    I am having some of my good friends over for dinner in a few weeks and I’ve been pondering over the menu.  I am not going to do the “standard Chinese fare,” meaning no broccoli beef, no... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chinese Food: Evolution or Demise?

    10 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Lisa and I went to have lunch a couple of days ago, and much to my surprise, she requested Chinese food.  I gladly agreed to meet at Golden House Restaurant, a full service restaurant just a few... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wok Like a Chinese Guy

    9 Jan 2013 | 9:55 am
    If the owner or cook is Chinese, and the cuisine is steak and potatoes, is it Chinese food? If the owner is named Pepin or Puck, can the restaurant be Chinoise? If the cook is Latino, can you offer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    True Food Movement

  • Healthy Chicken Empenadas, So Good!

    admin
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
      Back in my 20s I needed a good date place.  A restaurant where I could bring guys that wasn’t too pricey, easy to get to, and could spark conversation.  I found my perfect place, a Cuban restaurant called Mucho Gusto Cafe near Berkley College of Music.  Gus, the front of house guy, got to know me and he’d keep an eye out for me.  If I seemed to really like my date, he’d send over some Cuban coffee to help seal the deal.  I brought my now husband there and he was “coffee worthy.” Mama Aida ruled the roost at Mucho Gusto, her recipes soared out of the…
  • All About Avocado Oil with Two Easy Recipes

    admin
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    credit: Lisa Johnson Avocados in my salad, yes please!  Avocado oil?  I had never used it before when a care package landed on my doorstep, and I quickly surveyed some facts. One of the highest smoke points out there, between 480°F and 520°F High in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E Enhances the absorption of other nutrients like Vitamin K Used as cooking oil and as a beauty product to improve skin appearance and fight wrinkles The flavor will vary depending on processing, the lighter the color, the lighter the flavor In fact, when I asked people on Facebook if they’d heard of it,…
  • Teaching Kids To Bake

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    My son burst excitedly through the door … “Mom! We have to cook two loaves of bread! One for us and one to sell for charity.” I looked at him a bit puzzled. “Um, okay, but why?” Turns out King Arthur Flour has a program called Bake for Good and my son’s seventh grade class was one of the participating schools. I had a good excuse to “teach kids to bake.” King Arthur provided the kids with all the necessary ingredients and directions to bake two loaves of bread. One stayed with the family and the other was sold at school with the proceeds going…
  • Too Much Pumpkin?

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    credit: Flickr “For pottage and puddings and custards and pies Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon.”  ~ Pilgrim verse, circa 1633 Do we really need pumpkin pie soda? For decades, we’ve cooked with canned pumpkin and created all sorts of dishes with grow-on-the-vine pumpkins, but the last few years has seen an explosion of everything pumpkin. Pumpkin beef jerky? Sure! Why are we suddenly so crazy for pumpkin? I’m completely blaming Starbucks for this one. They introduced…
  • Farm Fresh Zucchini Bread Recipe

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    I love local cookbooks, I’m always on the hunt for them.  I found a great one recently, Morning Glory Farm, and the family that feeds an island by Tom Dunlop.  Morning Glory Farm is located on one of the most special places on earth, Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. The book compiles stories about island living, managing a thriving farm in a difficult environment, and 70 recipes.  The first baked good the farm ever sold was zucchini bread and this recipe produces two delicious loaves. Some Recipe Notes The recipe calls for two cups of sugar, one per loaf!
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    Living Trader Joe's

  • Trader Joe’s Cheese Pizza Dip

    Delaina & Kris
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    This was the sample last week at our Trader Joe’s in Kansas City. I wanted to share it with you because even thought it is a bit different, I found myself thinking about it a few times. This is basically a warm dip that you can serve in the crock pot with little bread sticks- […] The post Trader Joe’s Cheese Pizza Dip appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
  • Q and A Zone Round One

    Delaina & Kris
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    OK – Here we go– The Q and A Zone is here!! I said that I wanted to try some new  ideas out on you for 2015 and mix it up a bit… So today is The Q and A Zone!   What questions do you have about Kitchen Tools, Food or Cooking?   Enjoy, […] The post Q and A Zone Round One appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
  • Happy New Year 2015

    Delaina & Kris
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    New Year- New Stuff! Happy New Year Everyone! First of all – I want to say a big THANK YOU for your friendship, questions and comments here on Living Trader Joe’s- It has been so much fun connecting with you here and talking about food. Looking out to 2015, I am excited to tell you about […] The post Happy New Year 2015 appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
  • Cookies Beyond The Pail at Trader Joe’s

    Delaina & Kris
    27 Dec 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Have you tried Cookies Beyond The Pail at  Trader Joe’s? - A great post holiday treat. Our shopping trip to Trader Joe’s today resulted in some interesting finds. On an end cap was a huge display of white pails with windmills on them- and the best news? The pail was full of cookies! Now, not […] The post Cookies Beyond The Pail at Trader Joe’s appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
  • On Location The New Trader Joes in Washington DC

    Delaina & Kris
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Recently we visited a Trader Joe’s in Washington DC! Fun right? I love to check out Trader Joe’s stores whenever we are traveling for two reasons: They will have consistently good stuff that I love They will have new stuff that I have not seen before On a previous trip to Washington DC, we noticed […] The post On Location The New Trader Joes in Washington DC appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
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    Bitches Who Brunch

  • Recap: La Tomate Dinner

    Cori Sue
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    I had been dreaming about the Proscuitto San Daniele at La Tomate since brunch. This may sound odd, but when you write about food you find you also dream about it. No, this is not a joke or an editorialization. My dream was not merely about prosciutto, but love, scandal, success, and prosciutto—all things necessary for a really good fantasy. I digress. I had been angling toward a return visit to La Tomate since this glorious brunch—and Sunday evening provided the opportunity. I had enjoyed a successful afternoon of exercise and spa treatments at Haven on the Lake with my friend Emily,…
  • Bitch at Us: Derek Brown of Mockingbird Hill

    Amanda, DC Baby Bitch
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Derek Brown has solidified his spot as the king of Shaw with four restaurants located in the neighborhood. All of the restaurants have varied concepts, Eat the Rich being a seafood and punk rock mash-up, Mockingbird Hill featuring sherry and ham, Southern Efficiency showcasing whiskey and comfort food, and The Passenger elevating bar food favorites and making some of the area’s best cocktails in the bar-within-a-bar Columbia Room. All of the spots are a fabulous pick for a night out, but we recommend a Derek Brown brunch extravaganza: coffee and small plates at Mockingbird Hill, gourmet…
  • The Lust List: Plaid Shirt Dresses

    Cori Sue
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    “What is it with girls and the floppy hats?” my boyfriend said the other day. “What? You don’t like it?” I replied. “No, it’s cute. I just don’t understand.” It’s true. He doesn’t understand girls. Why we wear lipstick, high heels, and dresses—the rhyme or reason behind it is beyond him. He likes me in flats, jeans, and a plaid shirt—just like him. I do wear a lot of plaid—and half the time I do leave the house looking like my boyfriend’s twin (whoops!). For me, striped tees and dresses are a staple in the summer and plaid is the go-to pattern come fall.   BB…
  • Brookland Pint Brunch

    Cori Sue
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m ashamed to say there are parts of our District I’ve not explored during my five years of residence. As my Uber headed east, I looked up startled at the sight of a cemetery, unsure of where we were.  Had that much time gone by? Were we lost? Was he driving me outside the city to murder me? A checked the map on my phone and breathed a sigh of relief. We were still in Washington, a few minutes from my destination. Oh, so this is Brookland. There’s a cemetery. A cathedral. A university. A lot of beautiful architecture. Once I got over my trepidation, I enjoyed so many sights…
  • Hamilton’s Soda Fountain & Luncheonette Brunch

    Ally, Bitch in the City
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    It was the Monday of MLK weekend and my girlfriend Jen and I were craving a lazy, comforting brunch to round off a great long weekend. So rarely do we get the treat of brunching on a weekday so we wanted to take advantage of it. We narrowed the locale down to the quaint West Village, an area that I find myself generally neglecting given my Alphabet City abode, and met at Extra Virgin, a neighborhood classic. Unfortunately, we failed to recognize that some restaurants would not be serving brunch on this Monday and showed up at a closed down restaurant. Since adorable restaurants are a dime a…
 
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    Mexico in my Kitchen

  • How to make fried Pinto Beans

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    I’ve received many requests for a while, both via email and Instagram, for a recipe on Fried Pinto Beans. The process is actually really easy, and renders creamy, delicious fried beans. My family, however, is a more used to eating black beans instead of pinto beans. In Mexico there’s a large variety of beans, some of which are grown in small regions and are unknown to other parts of the country. Even though I’ve lived in the central and northern states of Mexico, where people favor “Bayo” bean (a variety of brown bean whose color can vary between light and dark brown), I am more…
  • Mexican Rice Pudding-Arroz con Leche

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Even though industrialization and processed foods have invaded the country, including small towns, we still cherish the taste of the snacks, candies and desserts that are made using fruits or grains. It will be very sad to lose those candied sweet potatoes, pumpkins, pineapples, figs, coconut-stuffed lemons or the nut pralines, just to name a few. I hope the new generations embrace the natural products instead of all the processed options out there. One of the most popular sweet desserts we have in our Mexican culture is the “Arroz con leche”, which, as with the other candies or desserts…
  • Quick & Easy Mango Salsa

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing inside campaign with Pollinate Media Group and Del Monte, but all opinions are my own.  #makemangosalsa #ad #PMedia   http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstVLast week I was craving mangos (in the winter, go figure), and when I went to my local grocery store to see what was available, what I found wasn’t very appetizing. The fresh mangoes were very bruised (probably from their long journey from a faraway tropical country), and the frozen mangoes seemed as if they had been on the freezer shelf for months. I then went searching for an…
  • How to make griddle cookies – Como hacer gorditas de harina

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    Every time I bake these cookies, I think of my childhood friend Leonor, and the one day back in 6th grade when we decided to bake these cookies at her house. We were both making the cookies on the stovetop, and her little brother insisted on having one before we were done making the whole batch. When we told him that he couldn’t have one until all of them were ready, he started crying out loud, yelling: “no one is denied a cookie!” He kept wailing and saying that phrase over and over, and eventually my friend and I got annoyed and decided to give him a cookie. And now, you know that…
  • Green Mole - Mole Verde

    14 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    This is a really nice recipe that I’m happy to bring to you today. Its wonderful mix of flavors will make you feel that all that time you spent preparing it was definitely worth while! The ingredients in the Mole Verde add a bright green color to the dish, which easily makes it one of the most beautiful moles I’ve seen.In Mexico, the variety of Mole recipes vary form region to region; this particular recipe is from the State of Veracruz, where the mole’s consistency is a little less thick than versions from other states. Mole Verde is also known as “Pipian” or “Pipian Verde” in…
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    Cooking | Add a Pinch

  • Pretzel Bites Recipe

    Robyn
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Pretzel bites make a delicious snack or appetizer. With just a few simple steps, these delicious pretzel bites are perfect for your next party or for snacking! I’ve mentioned before how much my husband loves making pretzels. A guy that is most comfortable on his tractor, working in the hangar, or at the grill or smoker, I think he finds it somewhat relaxing to spend time in the kitchen making something he knows we all love so much. And we definitely love his pretzels! We request them regularly along with his pretzel buns and those cute as can be little pretzel pigs in a blanket. We…
  • Chicken Nachos Recipe

    Robyn
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Chicken nachos make a quick and delicious meal! Serve for a weeknight supper or when entertaining on game day! These nachos are a family favorite! Looking for a super simple, quick meal that everyone loves? Well, these chicken nachos definitely fit that bill, as my Daddy would say. Made with tortilla chips, shredded chicken, beans, queso, salsa, and cheeses, these nachos are packed with flavor. I love to also top them with slices of jalapeno, but you can easily customize with your own favorite toppings. Sour cream and avocados are also absolutely delicious.  For the chicken, you can use…
  • Perfect Queso Recipe

    Robyn
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Queso dip makes a delicious appetizer. Made with a special combination of cheeses and ready in 5 minutes, this queso will be a favorite!  While chips and salsa may always the first things we order when we sit down at our favorite Mexican restaurants, I’m anxiously waiting on the delivery of our queso, or cheese dip. That’s a fact. My husband knows me well enough to go ahead and place the order for it while they are asking what we’d like to drink. If we can order it as we’re being seated, all the better. In reality, whatever we have to do to get this stuff to the table…
  • Football Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

    Robyn
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Cookie Dough Dip is an all-time favorite appetizer for parties and this fun football edition is perfect for tailgating or watching the big game at home! Score big with this football cookie dough dip!  I’m not usually one to make what my husband would call, “cute foods.” But when it comes to watching football games, especially the big one coming up this weekend, you better believe that I pull out all the stops for our get together. You see, here’s the situation. My brother-in-law is a high school football coach. Have you ever watched a football game with a football…
  • Dutch Baby Recipe

    Robyn
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A Dutch Baby, sometimes called a German pancake, is a sweet popover recipe served as a pancake. The Dutch Baby makes a simple recipe the whole family loves. Years ago, well before Little Buddy was even a sparkle in our imagination, my husband and I traveled to Europe for a few weeks exploring. It was truly the trip of a lifetime for us and one that we’d saved for years to be able to take, even though we had a strict budget for each night’s stay and for meals and souvenirs. My husband’s sister and her husband went with us on our trip and we laughingly named it, Bart’s…
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    A Couple Cooks

  • Simplest Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Sonja
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:54 am
    A food blog is a bit of a cop out in terms of instruction on healthy eating, because it’s a recipe stream of consciousness. Since the accepted model is to post whatever you make whenever you want, a reader doesn’t necessarily pick up on balanced meal planning (which is arguably the hardest part about healthy eating). For example, if you followed our blog in December, you would find this lineup: Cookies, White Bean Dip, Salad, Cookies, and Biscuits. Granted, we intentionally post a collection of easy holiday entertaining recipes in December, but it does make it difficult to…
  • Tomato Artichoke Soup

    Sonja
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
    There’s something so comforting about tomato artichoke soup on a gray day. Somehow I can’t imagine it ever getting old. We have a restaurant in town (Patachou) that has the tastiest tomato artichoke soup I order nearly every time I visit. This is our attempt at recreating it; not exactly, but close. To do so, we revised this recipe we made four years ago, tweaked it a bit to amp up the flavors, and used Muir Glen’s jarred fire roasted tomatoes, which are becoming a fast favorite. The resulting soup was so flavorful and comforting that we could almost eat it for every meal…
  • Cacio e Pepe (Cheese and Pepper Pasta)

    Sonja
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Since we’re on the subject of cooking as a couple, we wanted to share our latest cooking date with you. The recipe is from a new book called Date Night In, written by our friend Ashley Rodriguez (of Not Without Salt). It’s an incredible collection of meals from cooking dates with her husband, each with planning tips and a sweet personal anecdote. And their love story is ironically similar to ours: dorm food eating, 19-year old college sweethearts who grew up, got married, and fell in love with cooking good food together. This recipe, cacio e pepe, has a special place in…
  • Our House: Office Reno Reveal

    Sonja
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Over a year ago, we moved into a new home (well, new to us – built in 1926). What sold us was the potential of the kitchen, which we ended up gutting and replacing with a new one. We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity for a kitchen reno! But it, along with the other reno projects in the house, completely took over our lives. We ended up pushing pause for a year, and it’s only now that we’re getting the house in order. Since we shared about the kitchen with you, we thought we’d share a bit about a few other rooms we’ve finished after the long…
  • Loaded Sweet Potato Skins with Pinto Beans

    Sonja
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Any recipe that starts with “loaded sweet potato” is a favorite in our house. We make these loaded sweet potato rounds as an appetizer for friends and they always disappear quickly. So we couldn’t resist creating another loaded sweet potato something, especially with football playoffs in swing and the Super Bowl approaching. (How many sports fans do we have out there?) This recipe is for Hurst Beans, the local Indianapolis bean packager and distributor who shot this video in our kitchen. We developed a trio of recipes for them, including this sweet potato chili and this…
 
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    Chow and Chatter

  • Rice and Peas in Coconut milk

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    On our recent trip to Turks and Caicos I was keen to pick up a local recipe. We found most of the food in the restaurants geared towards tourists and very American in style and had to really ask around for local food. But if you really look all countries have local food cultures and dishes locals are proud of. One of these is rice and peas, you will find this recipe throughout the Caribbean I have made the Puerto Rican version Arroz con granules. The peas aren't really peas as we know them but pigeon peas or toor dal to Indian's in Indian cuisine these are dried and commonly used to make…
  • Moments by Rebecca Subbiah

    20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Moments By Rebecca SubbiahLife is a collection of moments some significant milestones falling in love, marriage, birthdays, first steps, graduations.Some tiny a summer breeze, the sound of the ocean, a smile. These moments and gifts are often not wrapped and placed under a Christmas tree or purchased at a store.They are free and worth more than all of the worlds riches.The moment you gaze across a valley from a mountain top and know that the creator of the beauty is also with you enjoying his master piece.The moment you walk along a beach as the sun sets with loved ones warming your…
  • Central Asian Beef Stew

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:57 pm
    This is another lovely recipe I got from my sweet Russian Friend who grew up in Tajikistan, I went to her house recently and had this lovely slightly spicy beef stew served with noodles. We have had quite a few cold days recently and the kids were off school for ice, so stews are a nice comfort food. Stews are lovely one pot meals and a great way to get lots of seasonal root vegetables in. Ingredients:one pack of stew beef1/2 a red onion chopped2 stalks of celery sliced 3 cloves of garlic chopped1/2 a teaspoon of cuminblack pepper to taste around a 1/4 of a teaspoon the more you add…
  • Toasted Coconut Shortbread

    10 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    In the summer we spent some time with my brother and sister in law in Edinburgh, they have a nice old home in the city center. One day when we were out walking we stopped at a cool shortbread shop, this was all it sold and they made and baked them right in the store my favorite one was a toasted coconut one. Its always fun to re create recipes and bring back travel memories.The majestic Edinburgh Castle Scotland is always fun to visit  I went to high school and university there and look forward to visiting again this summer. Shortbread is easy to make and really a blank canvas to…
  • Turks and Caicos: A Photo Series

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    We recently visited Turks and Caicos over Christmas it was a wonderful Island, the Turquoise waters were mesmerising and it really has some of the World's best beaches. Here are a few photo's from Providenciales the most populated and developed Island. The Islands are under the British crown but very influenced by America and most tourists are American. Most of the resorts are found around Grace Bay but if you desire quieter area's they can be found. We stayed on the South side of the Island in a small villa over looking Flamingo lake. Harbor Club Villa's is a lovely little place run by a…
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    Grabbing the Gusto

  • Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

    deirdrereid
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Do you have a Trader Joe’s list? It’s a list of those items that you always and only buy at Trader Joe’s. My list includes nuts, dried fruit, parmesan and gorgonzola cheese, nut butters, lip balm and whatever frozen items catch my fancy—like frozen croissants. Swoon. However, I live about 30 minutes away from the nearest Trader Joe’s so I only get over there about once a month. I used to always buy packages of sun-dried tomatoes there too. But not since I started making my own slow-roasted tomatoes. It’s crazy how easy it is to make slow-roasted tomatoes. During the summer, I use…
  • Italian Sausage and Chickpea Skillet

    deirdrereid
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A quick weeknight recipe featuring Italian sausage, chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and herbs. I’m starting to think differently about chickpeas aka garbanzo beans. I used to think they were kind of boring, but no, they don’t have to be. Chickpeas add oomph and flavor to dishes, including this recipe for an Italian Sausage and Chickpea Skillet inspired by Amy at She Wears Many Hats. In the next phase of our relationship—me and my chickpeas—I’ll cook them from scratch instead of buying canned chickpeas like I usually do. According to Alton Brown, I can use my slow cooker for…
  • Winter Succotash

    deirdrereid
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    A quick succotash recipe using frozen corn and lima beans plus other ingredients you can find at the supermarket during the winter. One of my freezer shelves is getting out of control. It’s piled up with half bags of frozen vegetables, brown rice, pesto, rhubarb, pork chops and loin, salmon and I’m not sure what else. Time to take inventory. To declutter, I made succotash the other night. I got the idea when I spotted opened bags of corn and lima beans in the pile. Originally I was going to add some other veggies, like frozen peas and Brussels sprouts, but I decided to stay close to the…
  • Our CSA Share: 1.23.15

    deirdrereid
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    Our winter CSA from In Good Heart Farm began this week. We’ll get a share every other week through mid-March, and boy oh boy was it a good haul. Our CSA Share | Grabbing the Gusto Beets Last week, I roasted beets that I had peeled and chopped into wedges. After they came out of the oven, I tossed them with a balsamic vinaigrette, shaved pecorino cheese, parsley, chives and orange segments, juice and zest. They were delicious. But, they were even better when I piled a bunch of them over chopped avocado. Wowsa. I am having that for lunch again. For the greens, I’m going to wing it and…
  • Chunky Clam Dip

    deirdrereid
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:36 am
    A chunky clam dip recipe for your next party, potluck or game day—a better than average clam dip for sure. Do you ever get a hankering for a fatty and salty bowl of dip and chips? Not a normal person’s portion of a bowl of dip and chips set out for everyone to enjoy, oh no, but a whole bowl to yourself with a bag of chips. I usually ignore these cravings because, well, I don’t relish the idea of an early death by heart attack, but about once a year, I give into my unhealthy urges. I’m not talking about those urges, keep it clean, people! During the holidays I caved and decided to make…
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    Guilty Kitchen

  • Escargot and Mushroom Flatbread

    Elizabeth
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
      When I asked my lovely followers on Facebook what kind of mushroom related post they would like to see me write in the coming weeks for my lovely friends at Mushrooms Canada, I received a pretty overwhelming response. Most people came up with some delicious way to cook them like sautéed in butter, or flash fried with tempura, but a good portion of responders said they hated them. How can this BE?! There are ENDLESS varieties of mushrooms out there, and even though the grocery stores usually only stock crimini, white and portobello, other varieties of mushrooms are just waiting for you…
  • New Year, New…

    Elizabeth
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    You? Diet? Fitness plan? I have said every year for at least the better part of a decade that I don’t make resolutions. What purpose is there in making arbitrary resolutions on a certain date and time? When I want to make a change in my life, I make it. Whether it’s a Saturday in August at 3pm or in the depths of Winter in February on a chilly evening, when I feel like something in my life has lost purpose, makes me unhappy or no longer fulfills a need, it’s gone. Why hold on to dead weight? Something that my internal voice seems to scream louder and louder at me every…
  • Speculaas Cookie Butter and More!

    Elizabeth
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    There’s something I don’t really talk much about around here that is somewhat of a contentious issue in the blogging world: freebies. When I first started this blog way back in 2009 it was purely out of boredom and wanting to have an outlet where I could display all my talents and hobbies, namely cooking, writing and photography. Fast forward five years and I’ve made a bit of a name for myself in the oversaturated world of food blogging (what some deem to be a dying trend). In those five years, I’ve been approached by countless companies, brands, PR firms and…
  • No-Bake Spiced Cheesecake Bars

    Elizabeth
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Have I got a good post for you today friends! In the spirit of the season, and because I LOVE giving stuff away (like, it’s weird how much I like to give…), I’m giving away this amazing prize pack from our good friends at Nature’s Path Organics! Oh my goodness! If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen me post this picture last week: (...)Read the rest of No-Bake Spiced Cheesecake Bars (149 words) © Elizabeth for Guilty Kitchen, 2014. | Permalink | 22 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh
  • Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Elizabeth
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:16 pm
     Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins This week was a whirlwind of craziness and I loved every minute of it! I had photoshoots all week for my “other” job at EAT Magazine, here in Victoria BC. Check out my work, if you feel so inclined. My Dad turned an amazing 60 years old and being a child of the internet age, I plastered his Facebook News Feed in hilarious memes. It’s a great way to show you are thinking about someone who is far away, on a beach, with no postal address. I also attended Canada’s version of the SuperBowl, the Grey Cup which was held in…
 
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    Mission: Food

  • Super Bowl Menu Ideas!

    Victoria
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Super Bowl is coming! Regardless of all the ridiculous news regarding DeflateGate (please note, if you troll this blog post and leave mean comments regarding my beloved New England Patriots, I WILL delete them), the Super Bowl is actually happening this upcoming Sunday, blizzards and scandals be damned.Many people watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials or even the half-time show. Others just love having a reason to get together with friends to eat and drink. I enjoy watching the game itself regardless of who is playing, but the awesome food doesn't hurt either. This year, my home…
  • Pork and Cabbage Dumplings

    Victoria
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The most common dumpling filling among typical Chinese restaurants (and even other Asian restaurants) is pork. You'll find some variation of pork dumplings (steamed or fried) on many Chinese menus, whether they are traditional or American-Chinese style restaurants. Although some may contain just pork and seasonings, it's likely that many of them also contain some cabbage and/or Chinese chives.Pork and Cabbage dumplings are perhaps the pinnacle for standard dumpling fare at many Chinese restaurants. Even some restaurants specializing in dumplings, but only featuring a small variety place the…
  • Gajar Matar (Carrots and Peas)

    Victoria
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Earlier this week I shared a delicious recipe for Murghi aur Masoor Dal, or Bombay-style Chicken with Red Split Lentils. I paired this braised Indian chicken dish with a vibrant side dish called Gajar Matar, or carrots and peas. I have to say, carrots and peas never tasted so good.This is a very simple vegetarian side dish that is packed full of flavor. Onion, garlic, and ginger start the dish, but then many different spices are layered into the mix. The optional addition of pomegranate seeds (hey, they're in season right now!) adds a bit of crunch and a tart burst of flavor every bite or…
  • Murghi aur Masoor Dal (Bombay-style Chicken with Red Split Lentils)

    Victoria
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Selecting my favorite foreign cuisine is a difficult task. I'm obsessed with a lot of different cuisines, but Indian food is definitely at the top of the list. It showcases so many wonderful spices and flavors that can range significantly based on its region.I've never met an Indian dish I haven't liked loved. When I lived in New York City, I frequented the lunch buffet at Dhaba, which introduced me to many dishes I had never ordered myself in the past ('tis the joy of buffets!). This really helped expand my Indian palate (and vocabulary) and I would highly recommend trying out an Indian…
  • Homemade Quiche Using Leftovers

    Victoria
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The first Creative Cooking Crew challenge of 2015 involves using leftovers to create an entirely new dish. This is a habit I often have in my kitchen, whether I'm throwing together a pasta dish or an omelet, but there really are tons of creative ways to use up your leftovers.In the past, I've taken cooked salmon, flaked it, and created fish cakes using similar ingredients I'd normally use in a crab cake. I've also taken leftover risotto and used it to make risotto cakes, a perfect accompaniment to poached eggs for breakfast. Another great way to use up leftovers is to convert them into…
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    Savoring Time in the Kitchen

  • "Ancient" Chinese Chicken with Green Beans and Caramelized Shallots

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    I use the term 'Ancient' loosely here.  It's not an authentic ancient Chinese recipe but the name given the recipe in an old cookbook of mine from 1986 called "Noteworthy - A Collection of Recipes from the Ravinia Festival"  It's still one of my all-time favorite cookbooks and I love pulling it off the bookshelf every now and then to see if there's anything I may have missed. My original copy was so worn that the pages were falling out but I was lucky enough to find an almost new copy at the local used book store.  FYI, the Ravinia Festival in northern Illinois is the oldest…
  • The Greatest Oatmeal Streusel Muffins

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    I've been baking again! Nothing feels quite as wonderful on a cold, winter day to have a warm kitchen with the smell of something wonderful baking in the oven. And these muffins are wonderful! Moist, flavorful, with a crunchy streusel topping that you will want to pick off your plate to eat every last crumb.   I don't know if the secret to these delicious muffins is the unique recipe which includes toasting and pulverizing the oats or the oodles of melted butter.  Probably both!  I have to say that they are the best oat muffins I've ever made.  They are so tender you won't…
  • Four-Hour Baguettes - Worth Every Minute

    8 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Please don't let the title fool you, my friends.  I promise you don't have to spend four hours in your kitchen stirring or kneading in order to make these wonderful baguettes!  You will need to be around for those four hours, however, or at least be back home in one hour increments during those four hours.Have cold? Have snow? Are the kids at home because school was cancelled?  Then this recipe is for you. Not only is it perfect weather for making bread but delicious, crusty, beautiful bread it is.  Just imagine how happy (and less crabby) your family will be when they…
  • Basque Cake (Gâteau Basque , Pastel Vasco)

    1 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a safe New Years Eve and are enjoying a relaxing New Years Day, 2015. Last night we were invited to a New Year's Eve Party at the home of dear friends. Our hosts decided on a Spanish theme for the party. Paella was to be the main course and each couple was asked to bring a tapas to share. My husband and I were asked to bring a dessert.After doing a little research on Spanish desserts, I found this rustic dessert cake called Pastel Vasco in Spain and Gâteau Basque in France.  It is a traditional dessert of the Basque region of both countries…
  • Almond-Hazelnut Chocolate Crescents

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Do you love chocolate and nuts as much as I do? Given only one kind of dessert to eat for the rest of my life, I would choose something with chocolate (dark) and nuts.  If you are shaking your head up and down in agreement and are still planning on doing a little Christmas cookie baking this weekend, I have a recipe for you!  Looking over the long list of Christmas Cookie recipes that I've saved on my computer, I found this recipe for Almond-Hazelnut Chocolate Crescents. We've all likely made the classic pecan crescents before.  I love their flaky, melt-in-mouth consistency but…
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    Roti n Rice

  • Mee Siam

    Linda
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Mee Siam is a Malaysian favorite often served during public functions. This spicy and flavorful dish comes with a variety of colorful toppings. The post Mee Siam appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Roasted Chicken Curry

    Linda
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    This dry style Roasted Chicken Curry is much easier to prepare than the stove top version. Simply place in the oven and roast to perfection. The post Roasted Chicken Curry appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Roasted Baby Potatoes

    Linda
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    These Roasted Baby Potatoes are the perfect side dish. They go with everything and are so easy to prepare. Only a handful of ingredients required. The post Roasted Baby Potatoes appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Introducing Malaysian Chinese Kitchen

    Linda
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    Introducing Malaysian Chinese Kitchen and post on the origins of the Malaysian Chinese food, culture, and historical influences that shape its identity. The post Introducing Malaysian Chinese Kitchen appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Blue Hawaiian Mocktail

    Linda
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This cool Blue Hawaiian Mocktail is a fun drink to prepare for any occasion. Only 3 ingredients and some crushed ice are needed. The post Blue Hawaiian Mocktail appeared first on Roti n Rice.
 
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    Rouxbe Online Cooking School Blog

  • Are We Eating & Medicating Ourselves Into Early Graves?

    Joe, Co-founder of Rouxbe
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    If you haven’t already checked out this video below, I invite you to do so. Did you know that according to the CDC’s 2014 report on Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, about half of all adults have one or more chronic health conditions, with heart disease as the number one killer, and cancer close behind....
  • Rouxbe to Co-Develop and Power Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Course

    Barb, Dir Student Services
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Vancouver, B.C. (January 9th, 2015) Rouxbe Cooking School has partnered with Forks Over Knives to develop and deliver an online culinary instruction and lifestyle immersion program with a focus on low-fat, whole, plant-based foods. Rouxbe is excited to announce that it has partnered with Forks Over Knives to create an immersive online cooking course that...
  • Marriott International Selects the Rouxbe Cooking School to Launch Online Culinary Training Across its Global Properties

    Joe, Co-founder of Rouxbe
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Vancouver, B.C. (December 30th, 2014)  The Rouxbe Cooking School announced today a partnership with Marriott International, a leading global hospitality company, that offers its culinary associates a new way to elevate their culinary skills. Beginning in 2015, Marriott associates at participating hotels will have access to the Rouxbe online training and certification program recognized throughout...
  • Rouxbe and The Plantrician Project Join Forces to Develop Culinary Rx – a Plant Prescription Course

    Barb, Dir Student Services
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Rather than a pill for every ill, Culinary Rx is designed as a food-as-medicine, side effect-free prescription that healthcare and wellness professionals can confidently prescribe to patients and clients. If you believe in this idea and our mission to elevate a “food as medicine” approach to healthcare, support our Kickstarter Campaign and take a stand...
  • Cooking School in the Sky with Rouxbe & JetBlue Airways

    Joe, Co-founder of Rouxbe
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    JetBlue partners with Rouxbe as part of their Fly-Fi Hub launch. Cooking enthusiasts can now learn to become better cooks whenever they travel with JetBlue.   NEW YORK (November 24, 2014) – JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown AirlineTM, is partnering with content providers Coursera, FOX, HarperCollins Publishers, National Geographic, Rouxbe and Time Inc....
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: All We Are – Stone

    Matthew Hickey
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Liverpool-based All We Are describe themselves on Facebook as “The Bee Gees on diazepam” – which makes sense when you take a listen to tracks like single “Keep Me Alive” (which you can stream below). But their latest single, “Stone,” is something else entirely. It’s vast, sprawling psychedelic terrain covered with lakes of echoing reverb and sparse, glistening guitar. I can’t imagine this won’t peak your interest. You can pre-order their self-titled debut now from Domino and score a bonus 7″ with two exclusive tracks.
  • Home Bar: A Bittersweet Affair

    Jeffrey Levy
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Leave it to the Italians to popularize a beverage that’s intended to increase the appetite and/or aid with digestion. Bitter herbs stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting stomach acid and digestive enzyme production. Amaro is the Italian word for “bitter,” and the taste can vary greatly — from intensely bitter to herbaceous to bitter-sweet and syrupy. Alcohol content by volume (ABV) also varies, from 11-40%. Many of the recipes that feature amaro date back centuries and were created by monks or pharmacists. Today, I’m excited to…
  • Single Serving: Only Real – Y e s t e r d a y s

    Matthew Hickey
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Need a little Wednesday afternoon pick me up? Warmly upbeat and perfectly scuffed, the latest weirdo pop jam “Yesterdays” from London up-and-comer Only Real offers a just about perfect fit. It’s from his forthcoming debut Jerk At The End of the Line which drops on March 30th. You can also take a listen to his previously released cut “Cadillac Girl.” Hat tip to Mark from yvynyl.
  • Single Serving: Faith Healer – Again

    Matthew Hickey
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    This is the one you’re looking for. It’s the first single from Edmonton, Alberta’s Faith Healer (the latest project of duo Jessica Jalbert and Renny Wilson) and it’s very rad. Bright, warm and melodic, it’s built from a swaying melody, infectious harmonies, loose California-style guitar riffs, and softly crooned lyrics that are both clever and easy to relate to, “It’s a pain to stretch yourself out after being through the wash / but being run through often makes the fibers soft.” It’s pulled from her upcoming debut release Cosmic Troubles,…
  • Single Serving: Twin Limb – Long Shadow

    Matthew Hickey
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A subtle mix of martial drums, droning ambiance, violin, and soaring synths mark “Long Shadow” – our introduction to Louisville’s Twin Limb. It’s quite an auspicious introduction. Take a listen below.
 
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    Jersey Bites

  • Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

    Rachel
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    This weekend: February 1: Slow Food Northern NJ‘s 7th Annual Winter Market offers northern NJ residents an opportunity to stock up on sustainable local food from the best famers and food artisans in the area, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event will help advance Slow Food Northern NJ’s mission of helping schools start vegetable gardens. The […] The post Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond appeared first on Jersey Bites.
  • Wineries of the Northern Skylands

    Rachel
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:55 pm
    With its mountainous terrain and cold winters, the northwestern corner of the state might not be where you’d expect to find vineyards. However, I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Loren Mortimer, of Westfall Winery; Gene Ventimiglia, of Ventimiglia Vineyard; and Paul Ritter, of Brook Hollow Winery. The vineyards of the Northern Skylands are located in the steep hills and […] The post Wineries of the Northern Skylands appeared first on Jersey Bites.
  • Local Urban Kitchen in Point Pleasant Beach

    Melissa Beveridge
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Satisfying Every Diet Question: Where can you bring all of your hard-core vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, and “junk food” friends, to lunch where they’ll all be able to enjoy the food? (And no, this is not a trick question.) Answer: Local Urban Kitchen in Pt. Pleasant. Believe it or not, Local Urban Kitchen, aka LUK, is the […] The post Local Urban Kitchen in Point Pleasant Beach appeared first on Jersey Bites.
  • Smithville Peanut Butter Co.

    Rachel
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    If your culinary fantasies involve Reese’s or a big jar of chunky peanut butter with a spoon, your peanut butter dreams just may come true at the new Smithville Peanut Butter Co. Located in the Village Greene at Historic Smithville, just a stone’s throw from Atlantic City, the shop’s grand opening was December 6. It’s everything peanut […] The post Smithville Peanut Butter Co. appeared first on Jersey Bites.
  • Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

    Rachel
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    This weekend: January 23: Help foster therapeutic programs while munching on cheese. The Salt Creek Grille hosts a Wine and Cheese Tasting Event from 7 to 10:30 p.m. There will also be live music and a raffle. Tickets are $125 and benefit Special People United to Ride (SPUR), a therapeutic horse riding program for people […] The post Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond appeared first on Jersey Bites.
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    A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis

  • New Zealand Mussels Served 5 Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

    Chef Dennis Littley
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    When I have friends come over to watch a big game or just to socialize, I always try to find something fun to serve them.  With the big game this weekend I think I came up with just the right dish, New Zealand Mussels Served 5 Ways! My guests will be enjoying Buffalo Mussels, Garlic Mussels, Pesto Mussels, Mussels Italiano, and Mussels Diablo!  Of course there are lots of other toppings to choose from , be creative and come up with your favorite toppings! And if you don’t like mussels, these toppings will work well with Oysters or Clams! 5.0 from 1 reviews New Zealand Mussels Served 5…
  • Pan Seared Red Snapper & Shrimp in a Lime Margarita Sauce – Inside my Restaurant Kitchen

    Chef Dennis Littley
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    When I look for fish to prepare at home or at work,  the first questions I ask is what waters did it come from.   Sourcing seafood and finding its origin, even down to the  country fishing those waters can help you provide your family with safe, sustainable seafood.   Everyone thinks because they’re serving seafood and eating healthier its a good thing, but if you’re not careful it can be a bad thing. So when I found Caribbean Red Snapper at Costco (after a quick search on its source and safety) I bought a bag of IQF fillets to try at home. The size of the fillets were perfect…
  • Lobster Fra Diavolo Bianco – Inside My Restaurant Kitchen

    Chef Dennis Littley
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    One of the greats joys of life is eating out, and lobster has always been at the top of most everyones list as that dish they save for those special occasions with family and friends at their favorite restaurants.  But with my Lobster Fra Diavolo recipe you don’t have to wait for those special occasions at your favorite restaurant, you can make it at  home for a fraction of the cost, turning any day into a special occasion! Finding lobster at  your supermarket is probably easier than you think.  You need to look in the frozen food area usually next to the meats.   Lobster tails are…
  • The Florida Key Lime Pie Festival – On the Road with Chef Dennis

    Chef Dennis Littley
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:34 pm
    When I first heard about The Florida Key Lime Pie Festival I didn’t need much convincing to attend this delicious event!  I also thought it would be a great opportunity to share a day out in beautiful sunny Florida, my new home state! It certainly was a perfect day for the event, and there was so much to see and do at the Festival. Not only did the Festival feature Florida Artisans showcasing their work from beautiful acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, marine wood carvings, nautical knot decorations, palm frond art, pottery, sea bean and sea glass jewelry, tiki carvings, tropical…
  • Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel – On the road with Chef Dennis

    Chef Dennis Littley
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    One of the perks of being a blogger is having an excuse to take lots pictures of where I travel, what I eat and then blog about it!  Sounds pretty cool huh?  Well it is and the best part about traveling even if it is just around Florida is meeting so many wonderful people along the way, and this trip was no exception! Lisa and I traveled  3 hours down the eastern coast of Florida to Fort Lauderdale and to say we were impressed would be an understatement.  As we drove along the beach admiring the miles of pristine shores we both decided we could live there easily and it looked like many…
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  • Broccoli Cheese Toasties

    Megan
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Broccoli cheese toasties are flavorful and quick to put together for lunch or snacking. Recently, the toddler has learned how to say his brother’s name, which means there has been lots of screeching going on at my house. We seem to experience both sides of the sibling aisle every day, as they maneuver from giggles to tears and back again. When the little one gets hurt they both cry, the elder because he thinks it is his fault. (This is only true 67% of the time.) Truth be told, I handle these sorts of situations worse than they do, and I have to retreat to my bedroom, or punt all the…
  • Thoughts While Running (#ZOOMA Half Training Part 1)

    Megan
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    As I mentioned a while back, I’m an ambassador for ZOOMA this year. ZOOMA is a women’s race series — though dudes can totally do it too — that has races in Texas, Annapolis, Napa, and Cape Cod, and I’ve been getting ready for the Texas half marathon. If you are like me and aren’t what people call “athletic” or “in shape” or “fast” then this is a super-scary proposition. Despite everyone saying that there is “always someone behind you,” well, the fact is that someone has to be last. That someone is probably me. The…
  • Raspberry Fudge Pudding Cake

    Megan
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Raspberry fudge pudding cake is the decadence you need this Valentine’s Day. The older I get, the more Valentine’s Day becomes less important. Don’t get me wrong; I am not against the holiday. Declaring your love for someone is a wonderful thing, enrobed in flowers and silly cards or not. It’s just that not unlike my birthday, the day has become less important to me as my children grow up and experience these things for themselves. I prefer to not go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day and instead enjoy something cozy at home, avoiding the crowds, prix-fixe…
  • Mini Lemon Cakes in Chocolate Boots (#streamteam)

    Megan
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Adorable mini lemon cakes are dipped in chocolate for a Puss in Boots-inspired treat. This post is brought to you by Netflix. I’ve had cats my entire life, except for the years pets weren’t allowed in college. While I’ve had other pets as well, those snuggly, cuddly felines have always been my favorite, even when they were squishing my pregnant belly or engaging in some other . . . unsavory behavior. The two cats we have now are pretty special to us, as my husband and I adopted them a few months after we moved in together. They’ve been with us as we moved across the…
  • Chocolate Avocado Mini Donuts

    Megan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Chocolate avocado mini donuts are full of chocolate and healthy fats. The sun came out last week, which felt like a miracle after days of gray drizzle. When it happened, you could feel the whole city lift up, frustrations melting away to smiles again. When you live in a city that shines most of the year, it’s remarkable how much a single week of winter weather affects you. We tried to battle the gloom with movies, games, and of course with homemade meals, starting with these chocolate avocado mini donuts. Donuts create endorphins, right? I know they make me happy, and they certainly…
 
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    girlichef

  • Popcorn-crusted Chicken Wings #wingweek

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It's Friday, and that means we're more than halfway down the #wingweek homestretch. I'm a little bit bummed out that I didn't unearth the grill from the garage and share some grilled and/or some smoked chicken wings with you this week, but that just gives me a goal for #wingweek part deux! Today's wings aren't from the grill, they're another baked variety, but what makes them fun and a bit unique is the fact that they are breaded! Now, I've never breaded my wings before today. Well, wait a minute—I have breaded wings, but only when I've cut up a whole chicken and breaded that. So, it was…
  • Slow Cooker Sticky Wings, a #wingweek guest post

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Please help me welcome my second #wingweek guest poster, Karen from Karen's Kitchen Stories. Today Karen is sharing some beautifully sticky wings that are sweet, and just a little bit spicy—plus they're made in the slow cooker (my current favorite way to make a big batch of wings...or a small one)!Hi!! Karen from Karen’s Kitchen Stories here! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be contributing this post to girlichef. Heather is one of the most creative cooks and prolific bloggers out there, and you can always find something delicious here. Heather is one talented woman and she writes…
  • Bloody Mary Chicken Wings {Food Fanatic} #wingweek

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    When January rolls around, so many people are focused on finding recipes to back up their resolutions; this usually means lighter fare. Words like healthy, skinny, and lightened-up take over the search bar. I totally get that. The holidays kick my butt, too. For me though, January triggers something entirely different—a craving for chicken wings! I think wings are a natural accompaniment to January. Or maybe I should say they're a natural accompaniment to football and the art of gathering around the television eating things with your fingers. Now, I realize that this is actually the tail…
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    My Man's Belly

  • Easy Chicken Recipes – Chicken Arrabiata

    Pamela
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Chicken arrabiata is one of those easy chicken recipes you'll find yourself making again and again. It's a simple chicken dish with spicy red sauce. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
  • Pull Apart Pizza Bread

    Pamela
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    This pull apart pizza bread recipe is stuffed with mozzarella and pepperoni. Tear into it as is or add a pizza dipping sauce for even more flavor. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
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    Give Recipe

  • Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Zerrin
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies would be the best gift for anyone you want to make happy. These are velvety, chewy and amazingly chocolaty. Can you think of a better description for these fantastic cookies? The definiton of ideal cookies consist of these three words for me. And these ones wonderfully match this definition. I’ve...  Read More » The post Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie

    Zerrin
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:44 am
    Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie is a real immune system booster. I must admit that I’m just in love with its color. I do love when the food has its natural bright color with no artificial ingredients. When the nature serves us its beauty, we don’t need anything else. The number of colors you can get...  Read More » The post Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • 43 No-Bake Valentine’s Day Recipes

    Zerrin
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    43 No-Bake Valentine’s Day Recipes are for those who don’t feel like baking. I made this amazing list with the help of several fellow bloggers and I’d love to thank them from here. The recipes in this list are mostly for my students who are begging for no-bake treats. Most of them don’t have oven...  Read More » The post 43 No-Bake Valentine’s Day Recipes appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

    Zerrin
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is what you are looking for if you have a cauliflower hater in your family. I’m saying this because I know it. No, it’s not my 20-month-old son who hates cauliflower. He loves all vegetables including cauliflower, spinach and even celeriac. My husband feels he is left out by his family when...  Read More » The post Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Classic Red Velvet Cake

    Zerrin
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Classic Red Velvet Cake is such a special cake that I can make only at very special occasions to very special people. I mean it’s not a simple everyday cake. What makes this cake that valuable? Look at that velvety color and moist texture. When topped and layered with cream cheese frosting, it truely deserves...  Read More » The post Classic Red Velvet Cake appeared first on Give Recipe.
 
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    Restless Chipotle

  • Easy Shepherd’s Pie with Leftover Pot Roast

    Marye Audet
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:11 pm
    I don’t think there is a more family friendly comfort food than this easy Shepherd’s pie. Actually it’s a cottage pie because Shepherd’s pie is made with lamb and this is made with beef but you call it what you want. I call it really, really good! One thing I like to do is make a … Continue reading »
  • Almost Classic Daiquiri Recipe (Because..Cranberry)

    Marye Audet
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    A classic Daiquiri cocktail is tangy and refreshing. It’s simple to make and once you know how you can create numerous variations from frozen peach daiquiris to Hemingway’s favorite grapefruit version. We have Cuba and the British Navy to thank for the development of this drink. You see, back when England and Spain were battling … Continue reading »
  • Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Senior Dogs (Low Protein)

    Marye Audet
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Homemade dog food recipes for senior dogs and those with medical issues aren’t as difficult to make as I thought they would be. If you use my tips it doesn’t even take that much time! Just a note – I am not a vet. This recipe was given to me by my vet to feed … Continue reading »
  • Spicy Prune Bundt Cake Recipe

    Marye Audet
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
    This spicy prune bundt cake recipe is an old fashioned favorite made healthy. Sweet, moist, and with a spicy kick this is one of those cakes you want to make again and again. If your family balks at the word prune just call it a plum spice cake. I don’t know about you but I get tired … Continue reading »
  • Classic Tom Collins Cocktail

    Marye Audet
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    This classic Tom Collins cocktail is tangy and refreshing. If you’ve only had it made with the commercial mixers — well trust me, you’ve never really had this old time favorite. I missed last Saturday because I was sick in bed. I want to make Saturdays the day to post cocktail recipes because I realized … Continue reading »
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    The Dutchess Cooks

  • Tuna Salad or Salade Nicoise

    Dutchess
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    Yesterday this salad was on my plate, and together with a cold French rosé in my glass, I was a happy Dutchess! This salad is actually a french salad, with grilled tuna: salade nicoise. Mostly eaten during Summer, but why wait when it’s that good! The amounts are for 2: 2 tuna steaks For the marinade: 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper For the salad: Handful string beans, cooked for 10 minutes and cooled off 1 small bag mixed green salad (choose the one that has iceberg lettuce in it) 6 tomatoes, cut into quarters 2 hard boiled eggs, cut into…
  • Sauerkraut from the Alsace

    Dutchess
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Last weekend it was time to make this delicious recipe for sauerkraut d’Alsace, or, sauerkraut from the Alsace. The weekend before I had made guinea fowl confit and that required to rest about a week. That’s why it was time last weekend! Because these two things belong together, confit and sauerkraut, and oooh of course mashed potatoes!! I already published the recipe for the confit here, and now you will get the recipe for the sauerkraut. As you will notice in the list of ingredients, it contains duck or goose fat. So I have to warn you not to make this too often haha! I used the same…
  • Creamy and spicy pasta with homemade pesto

    Dutchess
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    Summer is slowly coming to an end here.  And because I still had a lot of fresh basil, I decided to make pesto. And with some of this pesto I made this pasta dish: The ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter ¼ cup pesto homemade (see my recipe for homemade pesto) 1 teaspoon (or more, or less…as much as you can handle) dried red chile flakes ¼ cup vin santo ¼ cup heavy cream ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 6 large basil leaves Pepper/salt ¼ cup pasta water Extra: tagliatelle, grated Parmesan cheese   Start with adding the pasta to salted boiling water, and procede according the package…
  • Beef salad with dukkah

    Dutchess
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:39 am
    Today’s recipe is another salad. But not just ‘a’ salad, I can say this one was one of the best ever! The beef was perfect, the tomatoes delicious, the avocado creamy, the blue cheese soft and spicy, the dukkah mixture sprinkled on top gave it the perfect finish, and the dressing was a killer. Ingredients for an awesome meal! This recipe I will definitely make over and over again, and also I will try to grill/smoke the meat on the bbq. I think that will make it even tastier (if that’s possible at all!). Oh and then there was wine too, a Cote du Rhone this time. The mentioned dukkah…
  • Whiskey Cream Sauce

    Dutchess
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:31 am
    Since today’s International Whiskey Day, it seems like a perfect timing for this Whiskey Cream recipe! The sauce is easy to make, and it is delicious with a juicy steak. Serve it with green beans and twice baked potatoes for example and you’ll have a winner for dinner! The “trick” to this sauce is to use the same pan for the meat as for the sauce. More flavor! Ingredients for 2: 2 steaks (I used beef tenderloins) Black pepper 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon butter (yes, that’s correct) 1 shallot, minced ¼ cup whiskey (I used Tullamore Dew) ½ cup beef stock A few drops of…
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    BitterSweet

  • Soya with Aloha

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Commonly regarded as merely a casual greeting, “Aloha” takes on an entirely different tone when spoken in Hawaii. The Aloha Spirit goes much deeper than surface pleasantries, and isn’t something that can be faked. It has to do with honesty, patience, and sharing, just for starters, which is why I can think of no company more aptly named than Aloha Tofu. Churning out soybean curds since 1950, the operation has always been a family business, focused on using high-quality ingredients while keeping the process as simple as possible. No added preservatives mean that none of the…
  • The Sun Also Rises

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Bask in the early morning glow every time you turn on your computer, and enjoy.
  • Honolulu Eats on the Cheap

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    There’s no such thing as a free meal, and that particular turn of phrase has never been more true in the metropolis of Honolulu. Demand for quality food is high but resources are considerably limited, to say the least, which can create a deleterious financial drain on anyone fond of eating out. It’s the price for paradise; always worth the cost, but difficult to sustain. That said, prime deals can be found, even within vegan parameters, for those willing to hunt. Strapped for cash and in need of a seriously hearty bowl of sustenance? Look no further than Zippy’s local…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Making Beautiful Music

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Kamaka Ukelele Factory 550 South Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Free tours every Tuesday – Friday at 10:30 am, led by Uncle Fred himself. It’s a piece of history not included in any of the guidebooks, but if you’re in town, it would be a shame to pass this opportunity by.
  • B-A-N-A-N-A-S

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:18 am
    Like it or not, modern Honolulu is a rapidly changing world city, adapting local traditions to incoming waves of global inspiration. Although most are quick to take issue with bigger construction projects that are literally transforming and modifying the landscape as we know it, it’s a more positive and exciting proposition from a culinary standpoint. Every return visit turns up fresh eateries, new businesses, and inspiring young entrepreneurs eager to strike out on their own in paradise. It was pure luck that I caught wind of Banán, a tiny operation serving simple, sweet treats out of…
 
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    Mary Makes Good

  • Never Too Young

    Mary Helen
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:01 am
    CC's first Christmas came and went about one month ago. Since Scott and I aren't religious Christmas is more of a family tradition than anything else, but one we still enjoy a lot. Being surrounded with people you love and piles of cookies is a good thing, right? Of course, along with Christmas comes some not so good things - things like excess and materialism and green-eyed monsters. I'm hoping to keep Christmas as family-centered as possible as CC gets older, but I can already see how easily the day can become focused entirely on what's waiting under the tree. Scott and I…
  • The Most Interesting Ice Cream in Austin - 2015

    Mary Helen
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    Psst. Have you heard? Crush-ins are so last season. The cool people are totally over them. Ice cream lovers in-the-know have developed a taste for frozen desserts with more unique characteristics. With the cupcake fad long dead, and a doughnut obsession well underway, will gourmet ice cream be the next national craze? One can only hope. Image courtesy of Ice Cream Social So where can sweet-toothed Austinites get in on a scoop of upscale ice cream? There are actually a number of gourmet creameries vying for position as the town's top banana. Gourmet flavors, crazy sundaes, and…
  • Orange Peel Veggie Wash

    Mary Helen
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    CC can't really seem to figure out which side of the banana is the business end. Sometimes he enjoys mashing the fruit into his gummy little mouth, but most times he just like gnawing on the end. This gives you a brief glimpse into the messy life of a baby learning to eat solid food. It's sticky. It's slimy, and it's far-reaching. As if the sheer squalor of it all weren't enough to deal with, I am also racked with anxiety over where that banana has been.  Bananas come from the tropics - so does malaria... and posion spiders. MY BABY!!!!  (Plus there is the…
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    Ren Behan Food | renbehan.com

  • Beetroot and Kale Soup | Kale and Almond Crumble | Jumpstart2015

    Ren Behan
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Beetroot and Kale Soup with a Kale and Almond Crumble – virtuous!  So, are you really, really fed up of healthy eating now? Have you fallen off the wagon? Or, are you still ‘being good?’ If you started a new healthy eating regime at the beginning of the year, you could be 22 days in, which is amazing, if you’ve stuck to the plan. Happily, I’m still in the ‘being good’ category. Since the start of the new year, and with the support of some of my fellow bloggers following the #JumpStart 2015 plan, I’m ten pounds down and feeling much lighter and…
  • 26 Seasonal Recipes – Simple and in Season December Round Up

    Ren Behan
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Where did January go?! Simple and in Season December was a feast for all the senses – beautiful colours, aromas (I’m sure) and even some interesting textures! This selection is perfect for bookmarking for next year and perhaps you’ll spot a few ideas for the cold, dark evenings of January in the UK or the brighter climes of other parts of the world. If you are looking for the current round of Simple and in Season January, it’s being hosted by the lovely Sarah of Maison Cupcake here. The link up follows Sarah’s Cavolo nero and banana smoothie. Soups, Nibbles and…
  • Healthy Pasta Dishes | Guest Blog Event: Pasta Please January 2015

    Ren Behan
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    It’s January, which means we’ll all be bombarded with great ideas for eating healthily, dieting and losing weight. Personally, I’ve set myself the task of completing my second Whole 30 Challenge, which means no pasta for me. But I do have a handy food processor, so I’m going to experiment with courgette noodles, instead. That being said, the most weight I ever lost was after my first baby and that was by joining my local Slimming World group and there were plenty of healthy pasta dishes that I could enjoy with that one. So, if I do fall off the Paleo wagon, I’ll…
  • 2014 Round Up, Huffington Post Blogs and a Happy New 2015!

    Ren Behan
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    Today is the last day of 2014. The year has been filled with much joy and countless blessings; a new baby boy, lots of ‘behind the scenes’ work at home towards a house project next year and plenty of freelance work to keep me busy in between naptimes. Looking back at my first post of 2014 (featuring a tasty recipe for Polish Apple Pancakes) I’m flabbergasted that most of what I set out to do this year did actually happen! I resolved to “banish my inner-critic” and have done a pretty good job of that, though it’s still a work in progress. I intended to…
  • Comfort Food Book Launch and Christmas features for JamieOliver.com

    Ren Behan
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    It’s rare for me to venture out these days, juggling three children is proving to be, hmmn, quite a challenge. However, I did manage to jump on a train and head into the big smoke for a night out in London, getting home just before my carriage turned into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight! The event that lured me into town Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food book launch at his cookery school, Recipease in Notting Hill. As you may imagine, this was a party and a half, with a lavish display of Comfort Food-style celebration cakes, as well as a selection of savoury recipes from the book,…
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    Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine

  • What Makes Edamame Hummus Recipe a Healthier Hummus?

    Ivy Larson
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Ivy Larson Will you be entertaining on America’s second-largest food holiday this Super Bowl Sunday? If so, edamame hummus is a protein-packed dip sure to bowl the whole gang over! My edamame hummus recipe is sort of a cross between traditional hummus and guacamole (it’s made with avocados), but I really think the end result most closely...  Read More » The post What Makes Edamame Hummus Recipe a Healthier Hummus? appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Message Behind the #Eff Your Beauty Standards Movement

    Ivy Larson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Ivy Larson I don’t normally like to open up a big can of worms and yet I know discussing the #Eff Your Beauty Standards campaign is surely going to do so. But here goes… I first heard about model Tess Munster (see photograph, left) and her #Eff Your Beauty Standards campaign earlier today (1/27/2015) after reading our...  Read More » The post Message Behind the #Eff Your Beauty Standards Movement appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • What is Palm Oil Doing in a Superfood Kitchen?

    Ivy Larson
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Ivy Larson What is palm oil doing in a superfood kitchen, you ask? Shouldn’t palm oil be relegated to the “bad oil” list? Well, to be honest, this is what I had believed for years. It wasn’t until I just so happened to spot unrefined red palm oil on the shelf at Whole Foods Market last year (in 2014)...  Read More » The post What is Palm Oil Doing in a Superfood Kitchen? appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Thankful 30: A Cancer Survivor’s Healthy Crock Pot Recipes

    Ivy Larson
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Ivy Larson More than just a collection of healthy crock pot recipes, Thankful 30 is a book that reminds me of just how important good friends and good health really are. While some people you meet are only in your life for a short time, other’s find a way into your heart and stay. Brooke Thomas is one of those people...  Read More » The post Thankful 30: A Cancer Survivor’s Healthy Crock Pot Recipes appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Are Vitamin Drinks Healthy? “clean-C Tonic” Recipe

    Erin Lodeesen
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Erin Lodeesen Are Vitamin Drinks Good For You? Vitamin drinks or vitamin powdered mixes, such as Emergen-C and Airborne are in high demand during flu season. These magical elixirs promise to boost your immune system with a high dose of vitamins, dissuading any and all germs from entering your body. And, if a flu or cold does...  Read More » The post Are Vitamin Drinks Healthy? “clean-C Tonic” Recipe appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
 
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    On My Plate

  • Cheesy Tidbits - Saint Agur Double-Crème Blue + Deep Fried Xangos

    James Kiester
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    -Occasionally, I encounter note worthy morsels I want to blog about, but there's not enough to say about them to justify an entire entry.  In such cases, I usually write 1 to 3 paragraphs about my find and post the entry as a "Micro Blog".  However, I recently came across two such delights within one week, so I'm going to combine both tidbits into this single full length blog entry. - Subject: Saint Agur Cheese | Date: 08/30/2007 | Photographer: Micah Anderson | This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Micah Anderson at the En-wiki project. This applies…
  • Cooking Competitions By Any Other Name

    James Kiester
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    -Normally, this blog is a reflection of my opinions.  This time I'm changing things up, I'm looking for your opinion; that's right, your opinion.Here's the deal,I often disparage reality shows. No, let's be honest, I down right ridicule them for being shallow mind numbing wastes of time.  Bethany Frankel's privileged  life doesn't reflect the day to day struggles of any hard working real housewife I ever met.If "reality TV" isn't showing us the lives of the spoiled elite, it's depicting "Survivors" trying to stab each other in the back.  Here's a tip, if your "reality"…
  • Booze Traveler - Travel With A Twist... Of Lime

    James Kiester
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    -When I first heard of Travel Channel's 15 episode series, Booze Traveler, I was afraid the show would either be a hootch-centric clone of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations (not that Bourdain's shows Subject: Array of liquors | Date: 02/24/2009 | Photographer: Angie Garrett | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.aren't already booze heavy), or it would be 15 1-hour episodes of Booze Traveler's host sampling Tequila in Mexico.The show features self proclaimed cocktail connoisseur, Jack Maxwell, traveling to exotic locations to sample off…
  • Fuller Foods' Blue Cheese Jalapeño & Maple Bacon Cheesy Puffs

    James Kiester
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    -Subject: Fuller Foods' Blue Cheese Jalapeño & Maple Bacon Cheesy Puffs |Date: 01/02/2015 | Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog.I don't typically review chips, crackers, and other snack foods. I leave critiques of such munchies to the good people of Taquitos Snack Food Reviews. However, while the site has reviewed, literally, thousands of sweet and/or salty munchables, from every conceivable national brand, they rarely review offerings from mom & pop companies. Thus, when the owner of an, Oregon based, craft snack…
  • Penzeys' Brady Street Cheese Sprinkle - Micro Blog

    James Kiester
    26 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    -Subject: Brady Street Cheese Sprinkle 2 oz. jar | Source: Penzeys.com |All my friends know I'm a foodie and popcorn junkie.  With this in mind, one good friend gave me a 2 ounce jar of Penzeys' Brady Street Cheese Sprinkle (a $10.59 value) for Christmas this year.  Named for a popular Italian street in Milwaukee, WI, Brady Street Cheese Sprinkle is a blend of Romano cheese salt, garlic, green peppercorn, basil and parsley.I sprinkled some on a batch of popcorn.  The blend gave the snack a cheesy salty kick, with a hint of pepper and an herbaceous undertone.  It was one…
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    Our Tasty Travels

  • Extra Export Stout by De Dolle – #OTTBeerDiary Day 29

    Brett Domue +
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 29: January 29,…
  • St. Idesbald Tripel by Brouwerij Huyghe – #OTTBeerDiary Day 28

    Brett Domue +
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 28: January 28,…
  • Vrouwe Van Gramsbergh by Mommeriete – #OTTBeerDiary Day 27

    Brett Domue +
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 27: January 27,…
  • Que Dansent Les Nymphes – #OTTBeerDiary Day 26

    Brett Domue +
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 26: January 26,…
  • Braggot Brett by Brouwerij De Molen – #OTTBeerDiary Day 25

    Brett Domue +
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:39 am
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 25: January 25,…
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  • AsiaFoodPhile

    VittlesVamp
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:42 pm
    I'm obsessed. I know that in some small way my utter adoration for Chinese food stems from a classic New York Judaic upbringing. This is to be expected. On Christmas, it's full-on tradition. But that doesn't explain my infatuation with multitudes of other Asian cuisines. I am still on the hunt for a Vietnamese restaurant in NYC that satisfies my bun cravings, the way that they can in Philly's Chinatown when I visit Mama Vamp. On the flipside, a couple weeks ago, I was overjoyed to introduce my Mom to Pok Pok for her first taste of serious Northern Thai fare. She kvelled over Chef Andy…
  • Wien, Wine & Swine

    VittlesVamp
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:44 pm
    There are many things I expect when visiting a major metropolitan capital. A vineyard within the city limits is not one of them. So, when I learned that notable wineries exist within Vienna's borders, a "must-do" was added to my list. Thankfully, a friend at the Austrian Wine Commission, knew just the winery I should visit -- Mayer am Pfarrplatz. Operating since 1683, boasting a wine tavern that was once home to Beethoven, as well as one of the most elegant and venerated restaurants in the city, I was nothing if not ecstatic when the winery's sales director said the harvest had just been…
  • Viennoiserie

    VittlesVamp
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Vienna is a city rich in history, brimming with baroque grandeur and spirited Secessionist influences. It's also a European capital celebrated for its sweet tooth. So, how could I resist the opportunity to get together with a noted pastry chef when I hit town? My Brooklyn pal Peter had worked with French-born pastry chef Pierre Reboul a while back, when they both were in the kitchen at New York's Wallsé. A Facebook note, a few phone calls, a trip across the ocean, and a train ride from Budapest later, and I was all set. I arrived late afternoon at the new upscale cafe from the Austrian…
  • My Bartender in Budapest

    VittlesVamp
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    I'm a picky eater. I'm an even a pickier drinker, so when I hit a barstool: game on. And, if you are a bartender who can bring it, you got me. So it was for me at the Blue Fox Bar when I was introduced to the mad skills of Attila Felhő Felhősi. This man isn't just talented with a muddler and a shaker, he is creative and enthusiastic to such a degree that I wanted to put him in my luggage and take him back to Brooklyn, so I don't have to live without his brilliant - and potent - concoctions. Just take a look at this stunning rendition of a Ramos Gin Fizz... It put the Ramos Gin Fizz I had at…
  • A Taste of Budapest

    VittlesVamp
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    No one prepared me for a typical late October morning in Budapest -- bright skies, but blustery and cold. That, my friends, is a glass of Unicum, Hungary's traditional herbal amaro liquer. My first morning in Budapest was an especially frigid one and I was quickly informed by natives that I would be remiss if I didn't partake in a shot before I started my day. Start my day it did, packing a wallop and warming the body, while it scorched my throat. Needless to say, I didn't start scouring stores for little gift bottles for friends back home. (You can thank me later!) Other tastes of Hungary…
 
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    WindsorEats.com FoodBlog

  • Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows at Charles Clark Square

    pina
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Winter has certainly settled in and made itself comfortable. The days are short and cold and we tend not to spend much time outdoors. Sometimes it feels like I have to force myself out the door in order to get a breath of fresh air. It’s about this time of year where I take up running….from my house to my car, my car to the office or to any place indoors that’s heated. Hot cocoa and marshmallows…perfection. Don’t get me wrong. I actually like winter. Last year’s polar vortex didn’t bother me a bit. The layers of toques, mittens and scarves, the hearty soups and…
  • Sushi, Beer & Wine Pairing at The Windsor Beer Exchange

    windsoreats
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    On Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31, 2015, The Windsor Beer Exchange will be teaming up with Grand Bend’s Midori Sushi, Pelee Island Winery and Bayside Brewing Co. for a sushi tasting. Beer and sushi? Don’t mind if we do! Midori Sushi chef, Windsor’s Tina Sandre, will be pairing original creations with craft beers and local wines. You can grab one pairing for $6 or three for $15. Pairings include: Kamikaze Roll (3pc) – Salmon, crab, cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, red pepper battered & fried. Topped with a sweet & salty drizzle. Paired with a Baco…
  • The Walkerville Tavern

    windsoreats
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Because its more fun to eat in a tavern, than to drink in a restaurant. Locally owned and operated. Located in the historic Walkerville district in Windsor, Ontario. Open 7 days a week serving breakfast on Sundays 10am to 3pm, lunch daily and dinner nightly. Weekly live entertainment.   View Full Menu   The post The Walkerville Tavern appeared first on WindsorEats.
  • What To Do For Valentine’s Day 2015 in Windsor-Essex

    windsoreats
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    For all you lovebirds out there, do you know what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day? We’re so lucky here in Windsor-Essex with the large amount of great food and drink options that sometimes it’s hard to choose just one place. Other times, procrastination gets the best of you and you’re scrambling to not get the silent treatment. WindsorEats wants to help. We’ve compiled some options for you to choose from to make sure your Valentine’s Day goes off without a hitch.   Blackjack’s Gastrovan Who doesn’t love food trucks? Staying in? It…
  • RECIPE: Marco’s Pizza Dough

    windsoreats
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Marco Malizia making his magical pizzas. One of the great things about living in Windsor, Ontario is the abundance of high quality pizza parlours located throughout the area. This week, a (sorta) new one joins the ranks of establishments offering traditional Windsor-Style pizza. I say sorta only because the individual opening it is Marco Malizia, the previous executive chef at Armando’s on Cabana that helped lead the restaurant to 4th place at the World Pizza Championships in 2014. Marco’s Pizzeria serves traditional Windsor-style pizza The new place, Marco’s Pizzeria &…
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    Eat in OC

  • Current Trends in Catering

    OC Restaurants
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Whether you’re planning a big bon voyage bash for a good friend moving overseas or a little meet and greet with a new client, finding special event catering services that stay up on current... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Make the Most Impressive Flan of Your Life

    OC Restaurants
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    Flan is one of the easiest, most delicious creations of all time. If you’re looking for a sweet treat to whip up quickly, look no further. Here’s an easy flan recipe you can make in about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Getting the Facts on Hummus and Its Nutritional Value

    OC Restaurants
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    If you’ve been searching for a healthy snack or an easy meal, one type of food you may want to consider is hummus. What is hummus? Hummus is a spread or a dip made from chickpeas, tahini (a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Debunking 5 Persistent Myths About Coffee and Its Flavor

    OC Restaurants
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Whether you own a small coffee roaster business or you’re a regular at Starbucks, it seems that myths and misconceptions about coffee abound even among those who work with and drink it the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Easy Recipes with Hummus That the Whole Family Will Love

    OC Restaurants
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Eating healthy can be difficult for those who are on the go. For those who have families to feed, it can also be a challenge to keep everyone eating nutritious yet convenient foods. When it comes to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    New Products from Main Store

  • Magic Flight Launch Box

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Take Flight! MFLB Features -5 Second Heat Up -Fits in the Palm of Your Hand -Exceptionally Efficient -Trough Holds Enough for Two -Unique Hardwoods -Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries available everywhere -Accessories Available.   -Handcrafted by Skilled Artisans in California The Magic Flight is one shocking little vape.  At first glance, it may not look like much - but after one use you will quickly realize what a powerful punch it packs. The Magic Flight uses a unique resistance heater that glows with heat instants after being activated. The MFLB is one of the fastest vapes around,…
  • Micro Vaped Glass Globe Attachment

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Our glass globe brings you the biggest most flavorful vapor available for your Vaped vaporizer. Includes 4 nails with ceramic heads and one Vaped exclusive glass globe. Compatible with both LUXURY and MICRO Vaped models. * Battery not included Includes 3 nails with ceramic heads 1 Glass Globe Regular Price: $69.99 Special Price: $49.99
  • Vapir NO2 Screen Pack - 20 pcs.

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    20 pack of replacement screens for the NO2 Vaporizer are not compatible with any other Vapir vaporizers. The NO2 Portable Vaporizer is the newest version of portable Vapir vaporizers with a rechargeable battery pack. The screens fit into the top filling chamber and will help keep your unit clean during normal usage. $14.99
 
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  • A Taste of Peru

    Honest Cooking
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    From fine dining to delicious street food, watch the colorful and varied cuisine of Peru fly by. The post A Taste of Peru appeared first on Honest Cooking.
  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Date Bites with Prosciutto

    Danae Halliday
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Medjool dates are stuffed with goat cheese, pecans, and thyme and then wrapped in a salty piece of prosciutto for a balanced bite. By Danae Halliday There are so many things to love about this simple little bite of sweet and salty bliss I hardly know where to begin. I’m all for trying different flavor combinations as strange as some of them may seem, my husband however, is a little more skeptical. Often times I’ll put something in front of him to try and he looks at it like it’s from another planet or tells me he’s not hungry. He usually caves and eats what I put in front of him and…
  • Flavorful Rosemary and Olive Bread

    Emily Nelson
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Take the time to try this homemade bread that pairs two delicious flavors for a no-knead recipe that rises overnight. By Emily Nelson There is a certain reward that comes from baking your own bread at home. Unlike other forms of cooking or baking, working with bread dough forces me to slow down and it calms my soul. The process is beautiful and there is no substitute for warm crusty bread fresh out of the oven. For these Olive and Rosemary Breadsticks, I used a steaming method that I once learned from a Zingerman’s bread baking class. In addition to making a fairly wet dough, a steam tray…
  • Char Siu Bao: Chinese Barbecued Pork Buns

    Elaine Luo
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pillowy Tangzhong baked buns with Chinese Barbecue Flavored Pork as filling. By Elaine Luo Pillow soft baked buns with Chinese BBQ pork-Char Siu Bao. If you ever tasted Char Siu, you will love the well-balanced savory taste. Char Siu pork is an important ingredient for many other recipes including Egg Foo Yong and steamed char siu bao. The bun recipe adopts a water-roux method, which gives them a pillow soft texture even after reheating. Nowadays, the water roux proofing method has become quite popular with Chinese housewives, including me. For the char siu pork part, some Cantonese Chinese…
  • Tartine’s Caramel Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate

    Eileen Troxel
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    This banana cream pie hold a delicious secrete at the bottom that is oozing with smooth caramel and chocolate. By Eileen Troxel I served a Banana Cream Tart (recipe from bakery par excellence, Tartine, in San Francisco) at my New Year’s Day Brunch. It was my favorite part of the meal. It’s a lengthy recipe with several components. There’s the tart dough, the pastry cream, the caramel sauce, and then… the assembly. But what you need to know is, you do not have to do this in one day. The caramel sauce will keep for many days in your refrigerator. The pastry cream can…
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  • العاب تلبيس بنات صغار

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    29 Jan 2015 | 7:06 pm
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    29 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
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    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - اليوم مع و عليك مساعدة البنت الجميلة في ارتداء الملابس رائعة  في بلاد العجائب إذا كانت فتاة تعيش حياتها في عالم اليوم.حول كيفية أن صديقاتها من العجائب، أنها تكون هي نفسها إذا كانوا على قيد الحياة اليوم لعبة مماعة مع العاب بنات 2015
 
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    Between the Pages

  • Star-Lord Dressed For Action

    Between the Pages
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Amazing Star-Lord Cake was made by Bake Cake Create. An edible figurine of Peter Quill, dressed as Star-Lord, is standing on a cake board on top of the cake. He has a blaster in each hand. The cake and cake board is dark blue. There is a dark blue space background behind the cake. The birthday name is written in dark blue letters on the cake board. The number ’18’ is on the side of the cake to represent the birthday age. Star-Lord has black pants, brown boots, a gray shirt, a black belt with a silver buckle, and a red overcoat. He has brown hair and a silver helmet with red eyes.
  • A Tale Of Two Cities On The Edge Of Forever

    Between the Pages
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Welcome to Super-Blog Team Up! Super-Blog Team Up is a quarterly event where pop culture and comic book blogs, podcasts, and vlogs team up to tackle one topic. Since 2015 is the year of DC Comics’ Convergence and Marvel’s Secret Wars, we’re kicking off 2015 by looking at parallel worlds and alternate realities. If this is your first time visiting Between the Pages, THANKS for stopping by. Between the Pages is a blog about pop culture and the world’s greatest cakes. I hope you enjoy your visit and come back again. I hope you’re comfortable because we’re about to embark on a Trek to…
  • Marvelous Chibi Belle, Beast , and Enchanted Rose

    Between the Pages
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Marvelous Chibi Beauty and the Beast Cake was made by Little Cherry Cake Company. At the center of this Disney cake is the enchanted red rose enclosed in glass. It has one green leaf. One petal has fallen from the rose. The glass enclosure has a yellow handle on top. The cake is yellow, just like Belle’s dress. The yellow of the fabric is pulled back to reveal a view of books in the library. There is a white number ‘4’ in front of the books to show the birthday age.  Seated on one side of the enchanted rose, a Chibi version of Belle is dressed in her yellow formal dress with her…
  • Adorable Dumbo Christening Cake

    Between the Pages
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Adorable Dumbo Christening Cake was made by Sogni Di Zucchero. Dumbo is siting on top of this Fabulous Disney Christening Cake. Timothy Q. Mouse is riding on top of Dumbo’s yellow hat. Timothy Mouse is wearing a red hat with gold trim, a black brim, and a white feather. Dumbo is wearing an orange and yellow collar as his circus costume. He has a cute smile on his face. Dumbo is sitting on top of light brown hay. The top layer of the cake is a round cake layer covered in light brown fondant. The word Christian is in white letters on the top of cake in front of Dumbo. There are small…
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  • Favorite Whole30 Items from Costco

    Laura
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    This is probably not ground breaking information, but I just thought I'd share in case others are looking for Whole30 compliant foods to buy at Costco. On my first Whole30 shopping trip it took me forever to scan through the ingredients on each product and figure out what was compliant. That store is huge, but if you know what you're looking for, it makes the chore a lot easier! Just do your best to avoid the samples. I know they look tempting but just walk away...1. Aidells chicken and apple sausage - we actually loved this sausage before we ever started Whole30. It's good, all natural,…
  • Whole30: 10 days in

    Laura
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    I'm 10 days in and I have to say, eating Whole30 compliant hasn't really made my life all that different. We are eating delicious food, I feel full after a meal, and we're still doing the same things with our day-to-day schedule. Just maybe a little more time spent in the kitchen prepping (on my part anyway...).Random notes & thoughts:+ It really isn't that hard to eat well during the week. Every night in the first week I craved bread, a glass of wine, dessert, SOMETHING with sugar in it, but I am slowly getting used to it. This is interesting to me because I'm not that much of a sweets…
  • Whole30: The Start

    Laura
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Pardon the radio silence - I know it's been awhile! And I know 2014 was overall sparse... I took some unintentional time off from blogging, simply to have a mental reset. I felt like I needed to reevaluate what I spend my time on and find out what was worth my time. I don't know if I'm fully back to blogging, but I wanted to document my experience through Whole30, just to keep track of this own personal goal of mine.I started Whole30 yesterday. Thankfully Michael is doing it with me, even if he's already said he wants a "cheat day" on the weekends. I don't blame him - this diet is no joke. It…
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    Eat Local Orlando

  • New Restaurants in Orlando January 2015

    Chris Roberts
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:51 am
    Here are some new places of note that opened in the past few months:Segafredo - They have an open air outdoor bar upstairs and serve a wide variety of coffee drinks and also food like meatballs, flatbreads, muffins, salads etc.1618 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803407.930.6568http://www.yelp.com/biz/segafredo-orlando---The Meatball Shoppe 7325 Lake Underhill RdOrlando, FL 32822(407) 270-6505http://themeatballshoppe.cohttp://www.yelp.com/biz/the-meatball-shoppe-orlando--- Izziban Sushi and Korean BBQ - reviews are mostly good. 5310 E Colonial DrOrlando, FL 32807(407) 270-8811 $19.99/person for…
  • Orlando Sentinel 17th annual Foodie Awards

    Chris Roberts
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/restaurants/os-best-orlando-restaurants-2014-htmlstory.htmlSome local restaurants won in the readers choice categories but so did a lot of chains. Here are a few local places that won, make sure to read the comments at the bottom of the Sentinel site:Cheap eatsReaders' choiceTako CheenaChineseReaders' choiceMings BistroCubanReaders' choiceBlack Bean DeliFood truckReaders' choiceKorean BBQ Taco BoxFrenchReaders' choiceChez VincentGermanReaders' choiceHollerbach's Willow Tree CafeGreekReaders' choiceThe Greek CornerIndianReaders' choiceRoyal Indian…
  • Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi - Oviedo, FL

    Chris Roberts
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi is located on Aloma at the Intersection of Tuskawilla very close to the 417.They opened about 2 years ago.  Chef Eddie has over 15 years experience as a Sushi chef and trained with several Japanese Master Chefs at a fine Japanese restaurant in Long Island, New York.Not just a traditional Sushi restaurant, Yuki Hana has all kinds of different dishes from various Asian locales. Some unique standouts from the menu are the Wagyu Beef,  Korean Seafood Pancake, Scallops with Uni cream risotto and the Oxtail tacos.A special for the holidays, which is offered from now…
  • Obliv-o-Brunch PJ Party Sunday, December 21 at 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Chris Roberts
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    https://www.facebook.com/events/373059422859768/Sunday, December 21at 11:00am - 2:00pmRSVP on Facebook and invite your friends https://www.facebook.com/events/373059422859768/from their Facebook:"We will be having a Pajama Party for our Holiday Themed Brunch! So roll out of bed and head on over for some holiday cheer and of course beer! Drink Specials- *Spiked Eggnog *Warm Mulled Wine *Warm Spiced Mead *Founders Breakfast Stout *Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Non-Alcoholic- *Eggnog (house made) *Hot Cocoa w/ Marshmallows (house made) *Coffee (holiday blend or regular)here are some pics from past…
  • Southern Meets Asian Fusion At SOCO

    Sunshine J. Baker
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Set on a busy corner in Thornton Park, SOCO is an exciting new addition to the neighborhood.  Texas-born Executive Chef Greg Richie trained with Emeril Lagasse and Roy Yamaguchi, picking up some Asian fusion inspiration.  Soco brings together his Southern roots with the exotic influences that he mastered while working in Hawaii. I had the pleasure of tasting several cocktails and small bites at a recent media mixer.The Slow-Roasted Barbecue-Glazed Pork Belly Biscuits with Jalapeño Jelly are delicious, though I find the pork belly too fatty.  The flaky, buttery biscuit is…
 
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    Barbecue Tricks

  • Trick to Peeling Roasted Peppers (it’s in the BAG)

    Bill West
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:52 pm
    If you’re a fan of great bbq you already know fire roasting does something magical to food. It brings out deep rich flavors in everything from meat to veggies – in fact these days one of the most popular foods to fire roast is the sweet bell pepper. But fire roasting and peeling roasted peppers at home can be a pain.. Lots of picking and sometimes you’re forced to rinse off flavor along with pesky skin under the tap… we stumbled upon a little trick that can help make the process easy and a less of a mess. All you need is a paper lunch bag. One of the things hat make…
  • Red Velvet Cake Roll

    Bill West
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Oh, I know it’s not BBQ… but this looked so good we had to share the awesome recipe and How to for Red Velvet Cake rolls…           RED VELVET CAKE ROLLS ·         1/4 cup powdered sugar ·         4  eggs , separated ·         1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided ·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract ·         2 tablespoons (1-oz. bottle) red food color ·         2/3 cup all-purpose flour ·         1/4 cup cocoa ·         1/2 teaspoon baking powder…
  • Chewy Mexican Brownies

    Bill West
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    Gotta have dessert, right? Might as well have a kick! Try these taste-tempting pleasers next time you’re up to take a quick dessert somewhere. Want a hint for putting the “chew” in your brownies? Use both butter and vegetable oil as we’ve done here. Chewy Mexican Brownies 1/3 cup cocoa 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 cup boiling water 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp salt 6 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • BBQ Tool Hacks

    Bill West
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Shopping for new BBQ gear?  Here are a few “Tool hacks” that you can use when visiting your local Home Improvement store. Watch HERE Ready for Thanksgiving? Try Rolling YOUR BIRD:                
  • Rotisserie Chicken and Rotisserie Turkey

    Bill West
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    CLICK FOR VIDEO There’s something about a rotisserie chicken. They’re everywhere these days in supermarkets – slow roasting by the dozen on display in industrial cookers the size of your guest bedroom. But the truth is if you have a rotisserie kit (it may have come with that fancy new grill and is now in a box in the attic somewhere) it’s actually pretty easy. Every attempt we made with our gas powered Sam’s Club spit and electric motor set up ended with incredibly succulent and golden brown bird. There’s only about four ingredients. Here’s an updated…
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    In A Half Shell

  • Where to Buy My NY Oyster Map in NYC

    Julie
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    My New York Oyster Map highlights 30 of NYC’s best places for oysters, but how do you get your hands on this map? It’s a question that my friends have asked me for months now and I finally have an answer. Kinokuniya Bookstore – 1073 Avenue of the Americas, between 40th & 41st St Nepenthes – 307 West 38th Street, between 8th and 9th Ave KIOSK – 540 LaGuardia Pl, between W 3rd and Thompson Greenwich Letterpress – 39 Christopher Street, between Waverly Place and 7th Ave Project No. 8 Travel at Ace Hotel – 22 W. 29th Street & Broadway…
  • Bivalve Curious: What Do Oysters Eat?

    Julie
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:51 pm
    In my new mini-series, “Bivalve Curious,” I’ll be asking and answering some questions about oysters that you’ve always (or maybe never) wanted to know. What do oysters eat? Oysters eat phytoplankton or small bits of algae suspended in the water. They are filter feeders, which means that they obtain their food by filtering water in and over their gills. Sometimes they’re referred to as bottom feeders, but don’t mistake them as detritivores. Whatever they can’t eat or digest, they expel as feces and pseudofeces. Not unlike myself, oysters are…
  • While You Were Slurping

    Julie
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    #INAHALFSHELL Instagrams of the Week: Getting ready for #NYOYSTERCRAWL at Bait & Hook (left). Cozy evening slurps with @pb_and_jaleh (right). Want your pic to be featured? Tag your IG’s with #INAHALFSHELL and follow @inahalfshellblog!   – Ever wonder what oysters do all winter? Island Creek Oyster Farm explains… – New York | New Year Oyster Crawl was a great success! – “All I do is eat oysters and speak six languages in three voices.” – Don’t miss out on Bluebird Tavern’s 6th Annual Oyster Extravaganza on Jan 25th! Rowan…
  • New York | New Year Oyster Crawl Recap + Looking Forward

    Julie
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:33 pm
    To start 2015 off right, I decided to organize a city-wide oyster crawl for anyone who wanted to celebrate the new year with good friends and great oysters. In just under one week’s time, I was able to wrangle up 12 official participating restaurants and 220 crawl sign ups. Not too shabby for its first year! Here’s the story about its inception, the planning, and most importantly, the crawl itself. Inspiration I was inspired to organize the first-ever New York | New Year Oyster Crawl when I learned about my friends’ Lauren and Laurence Edelman‘s very own Jan 1st…
  • My Top Oyster Stories of 2014

    Julie
    26 Dec 2014 | 1:45 am
    As 2014 comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to reflect back on all of the oyster adventures that were had. This was a momentous year of many milestones and memories. I am so grateful for these experiences and opportunities and want to thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me along the way. Here’s to a bright and bivalve-filled new year! Greenport Oyster Adventure: Five Fantastic Ways to Enjoy the Day — Loved shucking oysters at the Little Creek Oyster Market and re-visiting Widow’s Hole Oyster Farm.   Cape Cod Oyster Tour: A Look Into…
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    Grocery Coupon Network Blog: Couponing Secrets Exposed!

  • Amazon: 54% Off Rockland 20-Inch Expandable Carry-On Luggage

    Jeff Richards
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:42 pm
      Save $65 today only! Pack Up for Less It’s time for you to take a trip. I know, it’s expensive, but if you start saving now, it won’t be so bad. Check out this deal on a Rockland 20-inch carry-on luggage piece, and you’ll be ahead of the game before you even book your flight. You can save 54% on this rolling luggage piece and push the extra money into your vacation budget. It’s got multi-directional wheels and a lightweight frame that won’t slow you down in the terminal, and the telescoping handle lets you maneuver the airport with ease. Amazon is…
  • Rite Aid: 2 Days Left to Save & Score 2 FREEBIES!

    Heather Leade
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
      Save on Hair Care! 2 Days Left to Score Great Deals! If you haven’t made it to Rite Aid yet this week make sure you stop in tomorrow (1/30) or Saturday to score some great deals! Here are this week’s best Rite Aid matchups: i-Cool Menopause Supplements – $16 Get $16 +UP (Limit 1)  Use $3/1 i-cool Product, exp. 1/31/15 (RP 10/12/14 R) Final Cost = FREE + $3 MM! Ensure Active Muscle, Heart Health and Clear (4 pk.) – $6.99 Get $3 +UP (Limit 3) Use $3/1 Ensure Active Multipack, exp. 3/8/15 (SS 01/11/15) And use $1/1 Ensure Adult Nutrition Product exp.
  • Save on Valentine’s Flowers with Amazon Local Deal!

    Samantha Doerfler
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
      Valentine’s savings! $50 to Spend on Flowers and Gifts at Teleflora.com. Save on Flowers for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a big floral holiday but you could use this deal anytime to brighten someone’s day! Amazon local, similar to the other daily deal sites, is offering a $50 Teleflora gift certificate for only $25. This could make for a big savings on any flowers you plan to order since the price can get pretty high for the larger arrangements. There is one day remaining on this deal so grab it before it’s gone! Teleflora offers: Flowers come from a…
  • New Jolly Llama BOGO Coupon- Gluten and Dairy-free!

    Samantha Doerfler
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
      BOGO coupon! Jolly Llama BOGO Printable Coupon (Facebook) Tasty Treats for Less This brand has some really tasty, healthier frozen treat options and I buy them when my son’s class has a party or celebration because some of the kids in his class have allergies and this is gluten and dairy free! This is a great, high-value coupon to save on a favorite brand so hurry over to the Facebook page (link above) and print this coupon now. I have purchased these at Whole Foods but many stores carry them.   January 29, 2015This article New Jolly Llama BOGO Coupon- Gluten and Dairy-free!
  • Tips and Tricks to Save at ShoeDazzle

    Samantha Doerfler
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
      Save on shoes! ShoeDazzle is an online subscription service, based out of California, that offers a selection of shoes, handbags, jewelry each month and provides its members with a showroom curated to their fashion preferences. This is a great way to get great deals on shoes and more when you shop smart- read on for the best tips to save on this site. Save on Shoes and Accessories I love a new pair of shoes—I mean, I really, really love new shoes. I can spend hours shopping for them and not that I don’t love shopping for shoes but that time can feel pretty wasted when you…
 
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    Hilah Cooking

  • Best Smoothie Recipes – The Ultimate Guide

    Hilah
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Smoothies are great way to ingest all the food groups that your diet is lacking in one big gulp. Dairy group, vegetable group, fruit group, protein group, fat group, even whole grains — any and all can be crammed into a smoothie to make your body (and your cardiologist) happier. I must point out the distinction between making smoothies and juicing, though. It seems like people get these mixed up sometimes and that’s a damn shame because in my no-formal-training-nutritionist opinion, smoothies can be WAY healthier than juices. Of course smoothies can also be junk food (Go sit in…
  • Best Products for New Moms

    Hilah
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    In my short experience being a new mom (and with some input from Chris, the new dad) these are the items we’ve found we can’t live without, some for baby and some for me. (Small disclaimer: Images are Amazon links and if you buy through these links, I get a small commission from Amazon.) Cake Lingerie Nursing Bra I bought a couple of nursing bras before Flint was born and they work fine for daytime use, but neither style ended up working well for overnight. It’s remarkably hard to prepare yourself for the weight of your boobs once they are full of milk, and the heaviness of…
  • Spicy Black-eyed Pea Salad

    Hilah
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    With the new baby sucking up all my time, I have just about zero hours a day to cook, so things that can be made in advance are the tops, as are things that can be begun and then halted for 2-48 hours until I get a chance to get back in the kitchen and finish them. There are not too many recipes that fit these requirements, but bean salads always work. This black-eyed pea salad is what I came up with for serving on New Year’s Day this year. In case you’re unfamiliar, eating black-eyed peas on January 1st is a tradition in the southern US that has spread to Texas and probably…
  • Biscuits and Gravy

    Hilah
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Last year when Chris and I were at “YouTube Camp“, we stumbled upon Pann’s Restaurant. From the outside, it looked exactly marvelous and once we were inside, we knew we were destined to find it. Besides a giant plate of cheese eggs and chicken and waffles, we also shared an order of biscuits and gravy. Holy Mother of God. They were the best biscuits and gravy I’d ever eaten. And I’ve eaten a lot of biscuits and gravy. Buttermilk biscuits and cream gravy were two of the first recipes I ever learned to make and two of the earliest videos made on this site, in fact.
  • Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Hilah
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    I love cookies with lots of stuff in them. These deluxe chocolate chip cookies have lots and lots of stuff in them: chocolate chips, oatmeal, coconut, pecans, almonds, walnuts. If you’re more of a mind to make simple chocolate chip cookies, you can omit the coconut and nuts and just use more chocolate chips. If you’re also of a mind to make even your cookies a little more wholesome, use whole wheat pastry flour in place of all-purpose flour. The best thing about these cookies is they are a perfect freezer cookie recipe. To freeze, place your cookie dough balls on a baking sheet or…
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    al dente gourmet

  • /// Double Berry Chia Smoothie ///

    Aldy
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    We have been going to the strawberry farm a few times this year. Pretty much since the summer started. We love visiting this cute little place! Not only they sell fresh strawberries, but also the most delightful strawberry frozen yogurt I’ve ever tasted. Needless to say, we bring fresh strawberries with us every time we go there. And the first thing we do with these beautiful red, juicy, sweet, mouth-watering berries are ‘Smoothies’, we also use them in our oatmeal, muesli, fruit salads and even savoury salads! But smoothies for me taste a thousand times better with strawberries,…
  • Power Food Salad /// Lentils + Kale + Bacon Salad with Warm Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes /// Green Joy

    Aldy
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Our little veggie patch is giving us a lot of cherry tomatoes this year. The tomato plants have grown so much in such a short amount of time that I couldn’t be happier!  !!! We’ve been having a lot of success with tomatoes and baby beetroots but not so much with radishes, just a few radishes this year :( … Also not good with courgettes and the onions still growing. I’ve been picking tomatoes from the 'little huerta' - little orchard almost every day, this week. But yesterday was incredible! I’ve got about forty cherry tomatoes!!! That’s the picture below. This means a world…
  • Toasted Oats with Apples + Blueberries///

    Aldy
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I love this time of the year when everything feels fresh and new. New days fill with new dreams and hopes and plenty of easy, sunny days around here. Just reading a book, having long conversations about everything and nothing and the same time, taking a nap, walking barefoot around the garden, watching our baby girl grow by the minute and preparing lots of foods together with J. Oh, I wish for more days like these to come. We made foods that in a way can be put together easily and also save us time. Since having Lia, we decided to change things a little in the kitchen and started to…
  • 20 Little Bigger Things That I’ve Learned this Year /// Life + Love Lessons ///

    Aldy
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    This year was the most exciting year of my life! Becoming a mother made me grow a lot as a person! My sweet baby Lia has been teaching me so much about love and life since the day she was born!!! In the picture above she was about 2 months old. Now she's one- year-old! She has grown up so much! Even though she’s only one-year-oldand besides of what I can teach her, I feel that she has been giving me life lessons this entire year constantly. Watching her grow every day, somehow makes me see the world in a different way, she have changed the way I used to see things in my life…
  • nutri- soft oats coconut vanilla + chocolate cookies

    Aldy
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I’m so happy about this cookie recipe! I have to say it again…I’m SO HAPPY about IT! I know there are lots and lots of oats cookies recipes out there with different flavours and different ingredient combinations too.  So I’m not saying that I’m the one who came out with the marveleous idea first. I love cookies! And who doesn’t, right? But I like my cookies to taste like real cookies. Yes, cookies made with natural ingredients, something that I can enjoy and also get nourished. A few of my favourite flavours in these oats cookies; chocolate, vanilla, coconut, banana and…
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    Spicie Foodie ™

  • Jack, The Cat Who Adopted Us

    Spicie Foodie
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Today I’d like to tell you about someone that makes me smile everyday.   Jack is a very special cat, and the reason why I now call myself a dog and cat person. Jack, is a girl. Yes, the male name causes confusion but she is very much a little (furry) lady. She came to us with the adorable name and we wouldn’t dream of changing it. She’s Jack. Jack’s a grey tabby with touches of white fur. The bit of white on her face that separates her eyes and cheeks make her look like she is wearing a mask. White fur on her chest and her grey belly cover the pink skin that peeks…
  • Sautéd Snow Peas with Green Pepper and Chile Flakes for #MeatlessMonday

    Spicie Foodie
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
      The past two months have been busier than ever. But I cannot complain, it’s been a very good kind of busy, and I’m thankful for it all. I pour a lot of work and passion into this blog of mine, I now have my Spicy Food column on About.com, we have our three gorgeous fur babies to care for, and slowly we are making our house a home. I’ve been getting to do things I have never done before. They’re not adrenaline fuelled adventures, but still fun nonetheless. My favourite activities right now (besides going to the beach and eating Mexican food until I literally…
  • (Not) Another Kale Recipe

    Spicie Foodie
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:12 pm
      Oh god, not another kale recipe. How many of you are saying this to yourselves right now? Don’t worry I know kale is like totally last year, and that all of us have already read and heard everything there is to know about kale. So because kale is finally making an appearance on Spicie Foodie, does that mean I’m now in the “Cool Kale Club”? Okay, so there probably isn’t such a club, but for a while it sure has felt that way…Then again, such is the case with any “it” food or new fad diets. I’m in the club for people that much rather…
  • Elephant Garlic: Facts You Should Know

    Spicie Foodie
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Lately I’ve been getting to taste many new foods and ingredients. I love that. Elephant garlic is one of the latests new foods to come into my kitchen, and it was the first time I’ve ever seen it and tasted it. Below are some facts that I learned about elephant garlic and also facts that I think everyone should know. In a few days I’ll be sharing a recipe in which I cooked the elephant garlic. Have a great weekend amigos!   • The elephant garlic I’ve purchased is one large clove rather than many individual cloves making up a whole bulb. But there is another…
 
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    ThatsSoYummy.com

  • Bacon wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

    yummy
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    Do you think if you wrap anything in bacon it would taste good??? I mean we’ve tried it with Bacon wrapped BBQ Chicken, Bacon & Cheese Pull-Apart Bread, Chicken Stuffed with Bacon, Feta & Spinach, and of course Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles. I think so… I mean who doesn’t love tater tots?  Brown sugar? and bacon???   These little bite size appetizers are so addicting once you pop one in your mouth 5 minutes later you will see half the bowl finished.   All it is are tater tots wrapped with a small piece of cheese, then wrapped in BACON and rolled in brown…
  • New Year, Better You!

    yummy
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:06 pm
    As I sit here after having two weeks off of work, spending time with my kiddies and just taking 2014 all in I realize that each and every year I make such a huge deal with resolutions and what I need to change or fix. You all know what I mean, “I need to lose weight, I need to be more active, I need to make more money, I nee to spend more time with my family, I want to strengthen my faith…”  the list is pretty endless actually. Today in church one of our pastors spoke about how a “New Year” so many want a “New You”.  One of the most important things…
  • Happy New Year

    yummy
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    It’s a brand new year, so many fun and exciting things are ahead.  Trying to remember to cherish every moment with my kids because they are getting too big too fast! Wishing your family a very Happy New Year!  Thank you for taking time out of your day each week to read ThatsSoYummy.  I can’t wait to share so much more with you all this year! Love*Laugh*Live -The Kennedy Family
  • Spreading comfort from home to our troops-Marie Callendar’s #ComfortsFromHome

    yummy
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Ahhhhhh, the weather is finally changing around these parts, I mean when you finally get a chance to bust out your boots and jacket you know its a good day in Florida. I am so ready for the weather change and for it finally feel like fall… I mean Thanksgiving is just around the corner for pete’s sakes. On of my most favorite things to do when it starts to get chilly is cuddle up on the couch, my scented candles lit, with a good book and hot chocolate… Mmmm hot chocolate. You all know how comforting it is to cuddle with a warm blanket, (sigh)! Since we are on the topic of…
  • Egg-in-the-hole

    yummy
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    It’s a three day weekend and in this house that is HUGE! I know school only started two weeks ago but still a long weekend is exactly what this doctor ordered… I mean if I was a doctor I would order it… I mean… Sheesh… You know what I mean!  and for this long weekend I have the perfect easy breakfast recipe for you… Egg-in-the-hole!   Have you ever had egg-in-the-hole?  It’s pretty much a fried egg cooked in the center of toasted bread all made in a skillet.  A one-pan dish that can be made in just a few minutes. I don’t think anything…
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  • Bori-Bori

    hungrysofia
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:42 pm
    A couple of months ago, I was asked to do a small write up on Felipe Rojas-Lombardi for the launch of the Celebrity Chef stamps series.  I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know very much about him when I started.  Though he was famous for his work with James Beard, was the founding chef of Dean & Deluca, and introduced countless Spanish and Latin American food traditions to New York’s culinary scene at his Chelsea restaurant The Ballroom (tapas for a start and quinoa no less), his career predated the chef as celebrity phenomenon and it was sometimes hard to pull up…
  • Rosca de Reyes

    hungrysofia
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Every January 6th, on El Día de los Reyes, Santa Claus and reindeers are traded in for wise men and camels.  Celebrated throughout Spain and Latin America, kids leave shoes out along with grass and water for the camels in exchange for presents the Reyes Magos will leave behind.  Growing up, it was one of my favorite holidays because it meant having at least one more gift to open.  This year I forgot to leave my shoes out last night and if the camels came looking for straw they were disappointed but I still wanted to post my favorite recipe for Rosca de Reyes. While it’s not officially…
  • Storybook Ending

    hungrysofia
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:09 pm
    I’m known in my family for withholding information.  More absentminded than secretive, I’d forget to tell my parents about field trips, birthday parties, science projects, and even award ceremonies (never for science) until the last possible moment.  On the upside, friends can attest that I’m all vault.  Where it’s not so great is how slow I’ve been to post the good things that have been happening since the release of the The Cuban Table…and there has been a lot of good to share.  To start, I was thrilled to see that TCT made best of lists in The…
  • Edible Everywhere

    hungrysofia
    24 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    It’s Christmas Eve and I have a bag of sour oranges waiting for me on the counter of my mother’s home in Miami to make the mojo.  My family of 50+ and counting takes turns hosting Nochebuena and this year it fell on us (collectively known as las Peláez) to plan and my cousin Cecilia to host.  Ceci and I used to spend the weeks before Christmas looking for hidden presents after school and now we’re texting each other centerpieces and searching for the least plastic-looking plastic plates at Party City.  It’s been a lot of work but grudging fun.  With each run to…
  • Persimmon Hand Pies

    hungrysofia
    30 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The first time I had these persimmon pies I’d just hit send on a major deadline while on a press trip to Tabasco country in Lafayette, Louisiana.  After a sleepless night, I followed the smell of bacon to the Marsh House kitchen where chef and food writer Stanley Dry was making breakfast -chicory coffee, eggs, boudin sausage, fig spiced with fennel and bay leaves, and fried pies filled with persimmon jam.  It was all good, but I’ve always associated the pies with the heady sense of relief I felt that morning. Stanley generously shared his recipe and I tried to make them the…
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  • Channa Dal Dip

    DK
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble My cooking style has changed. There was a time when I was genuinely confused if I loved cooking because of blogging or vice versa. This last year proved the latter. The blogging suffered but my cooking flourished faster than before. It was spent analyzing and matching various components of  the food pyramid to make for a balanced meal for the day. At the end of the day, it is an exhausting ordeal but that which made me so much happier and content about my role as the meal provider in the house. One of the toughest things to do as a mother (or as a cook) is to…
  • Masala Dal (w/ whole Urad, Channa & Rajma)

    DK
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble “How many dishes can you possibly make with Dal? I know you have like 3-4 and then what? Its gets boring you know…” said a curious westerner to me recently. It always happens. The minute I have been ID’d, the topic inevitably lands to Indian food (mostly under 2 minutes). It fills me with immense pride to know how much Indian food has been adopted by so many people.  Except for this one Australian who extremely smug and happy told me to my face “My country is beating yours mercilessly as we speak”. Oh well, Cricket sure is a…
  • Spinach and Cheese Lasagna Rolls

    DK
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Who doesn’t love Lasagna? Especially the one filled with glorious cheese? I knew it – lots of raised hands! Idea of adding spinach to the lasagna is as old as sliced bread, but its not one to get outdated any time soon. At least not in my home. Its one of those meals that make you feel good about eating cheese A friend of mine got me an awesome gift basket filled with artisan pasta and the works. Boy, did those look good! The cook in me got all wolf eyed at such beauty :). These mini lasagna rolls are a sight for the hungry. Protein rich and very…
  • Roasted Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate Crust

    DK
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Pumpkins are EVERYWHERE. I naturally bought a couple with a gazillion recipe ideas in mind, last of which being the one that my little one shouted (literally) at the store; so much so that at least 10 people looked up to see the commotion. His repeated “I want Pumpkin Pie, I want Pumpkin Pie” though got a solid approval from them with a broad smile. I have made only two pumpkin pies in my whole life – Healthy Pumpkin Pie with Wholegrain Crust  and Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Honey Pecan Filling.  And that was AGES ago! But  like…
  • Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

    DK
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Diets are not my thing. I love food and more importantly diets don’t work for me. But there are recipes made specifically for such diets that appeal to me. It doesn’t make me feel like I have sacrificed or compromised something. Like this popular Paleo Diet friendly Cauliflower “Rice”. Since the diet abstains use of grains, this recipe uses cauliflower as its rice substitute. Being vegetarians, my daily job as a cook (and nutritionist!) in my house is to make sure we get the required servings of everything in the Food pyramid. If you…
 
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  • 25 Most Popular Greek Recipes In 2014

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

    31 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
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  • Greek Christmas Sweets

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:56 am
    Time to start thinking about getting those Greek Christmas sweets ready! Every year you'll find Melomakarona and Kourambiedes set out on the tables in every house. Along with this is the special Christmas Bread - Christopsomo (Christ's Bread). Which is your favourite? Just click on the links below to go straight to the recipes and start baking!CHRISTOPSOMO (Christ's Bread)KOURAMBIEDESMELOMAKARONAEat and Enjoy! ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • Top 15 Absolute Favourite Greek Recipes

    7 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    We've put together here a list of the most popular Greek recipes on our blog over the last few years. We were originally going to make it the Top 10, but some of them were so close that we decided to extend it to the Top 15! To go to the recipes just click on the links.And thanks to you all for making these recipes, and many others, popular!1. LAMB KLEFTIKO2. TZATZIKI3. DOLMADES (STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES)4. PASTICHIO5. CHEESE PIE (TIROPITA)6. VEGETARIAN MOUSSAKA7. FASOLAKIA (GREEN BEANS)8. TIROKAFTERI (SPICY CHEESE DIP)9. EGGPLANT DIP (MELITZANOSALATA)10. SOUVLAKI11. LAMB YOUVETSI12. BEAN SOUP…
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  • Red Potatoes Roasted With Rosemary and Mustard

    roni
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:27 pm
    With onion and garlic temporarily off limits I’ve been challenging myself to get creative with flavors in the dinner department. Everyone likes roasted potatoes (well, everyone in my house, almost, sort of) but what if I jazzed them up with, say, a grainy mustard and some dried rosemary? Verdict? LOVED BY ALL! I’ve made these twice in the past week as I perfected the timing and both times Ryan asked for seconds, the Husband raved about them unsolicited and Evan, well, he took a bite [...]
  • Cucumber Bites With Blueberries and Cheddar

    roni
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Getting creative in the snack department was a big factor in my initial 70-pound weight loss and now that I’m attempting to eat low-FODMAP, I’m rediscovering its powers. There’s just something totally satisfying about preparing a snack than grabbing something quick (that I always end up regretting) out of the pantry. Before I went grocery shopping this weekend I rummaged through my fridge and pantry for low-FODMAP friendly options. I came up with: Cucumber — On all safe lists I can find. Sharp Cheddar (Thanks to Cabot who [...]
  • Produce Pick: Dragon Fruit

    roni
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Last week I took a trip to my local Wegmans and although I was completely turned off by the hordes of people (this is why I never go) and horrible layout, I’m always impressed by the diversity in its produce department.  I mean who else carries dragon fruit in Maryland? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it available! Also known as Pitaya, dragon fruit is mostly found in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. I think it’s also grown [...]
  • Low-FODMAP Style Stuffed-Pepper Soup

    roni
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Staying away from high-FODMAP foods is a challenge to say the least! I’m slowly figuring things out, but I feel like my vegetable consumption has tanked as all my favorites are on the list. Well, all my favorites except bell peppers! I had this idea for a stuffed pepper stew of sorts for some time, hoping it would be a one-pot meal I could actually get the family on board with. They were unimpressed. Not bad… yada yada…  I’ll say it [...]
  • Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

    roni
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    If you read my journal you may know I’m going through some dietary changes as I figure out what my food sensitivities are. It’s really throwing me for a loop as it seems some of my favorite healthy vegetables may be causing my stomach distress, which is causing me cooking distress! When I look in the pantry or fridge, all I see are foods I should be staying away from at the moment. It’s depressing. So yesterday I decided to look through my IBS books and [...]
 
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  • Oats Dosa - Oats Adai - Oats & Lentils Crepe - Protein Rich & Guilt Free

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Oats Dosa - Oats Adai - Protein Rich & Guilt FreeHappy New Year dear readers, I know I am tad late but its the thought that counts, right !!.  Had a blessed vacation end of last year and I am all geared up for the year this is going to be. Last year was a year of change on multiple levels, loved every bit of it the challenges and the rewards. Like every year my resolutions stay the same, eat healthy, exercise often, stay positive and let go of negative energy and people that come with it and yes loose those last ten pounds haha. But on a serious note this year unlike others I want to…
  • Easiest pickled Radishes ever, makes for delicious and tangy side

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    It is Thanksgiving already, truly grateful for my family and friends, and many countless blessings showered.  Radishes are in season during the cold weather. Growing up my grandmom would make pickled Radishes all through the winter season. It was relished along with hot rice or soft roties. She made them everyday when in season. Making them brought back so many memories of her and my childhood, the power of food.Today's version of mine is slightly enhanced from what I was used to growing up.Ingredients2~3 cups of cubed Radish2~3 Thai chilies sliced thinly1 tsp grated ginger (optionally)2…
  • Spicy Mexican Dirty Rice - Loaded With Vegetables

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Spicy Mexican Dirty Rice -  Loaded With VegetablesEating healthy is life style and a choice. In fact eating healthy is hard and take quite an effort. From shopping for fresh vegetables to cooking fresh food is work. As tedious as it seems once you are committed to eating healthy there is no going back. It's worth the effort as they say..Last few weeks have been crazy and the next few weeks will not differ much. Tried this recipe few weeks and everyone at home loved it and this has become quite a staple at home. This recipe can customized to your taste, add as many vegetables you like to…
  • Good Bye Summer- Ode To The Fruit Of Summer - Tomatoes- Easy and Delicious Sandwiches

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Good Bye Summer- Ode To The King Of Summer - Tomatoes- Easy and Delicious SandwichesHeirloom Tomatoes from the neighborhood farmers marketThe crisp air and cool winds in the evening, the change of colors on the trees, short days and longer nights sure are an indication on an end of summer and natures way of slowing down and prepping for winter. If I have to pick a favorite season I probably would choose fall, everything seems so balanced, so colorful and not to mention the weather.This year has been quite hectic, if I have  to give a theme for the year gone by I would call it "CHANGE".
  • Masala Oats Upma ~ Curried Oats ~ Protein Packed

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Masala Oats Upma ~ Curried Oats ~ Protein Packed Oats is definitely an acquired taste, not something that I was used to growing up. During my routine visit to Doctor she did reinforce asking me to eat more Oats, especially steel cut. I have tried eating Oats with fruit, yogurt, just plain. I could not get used to the taste and the glutton after taste. So I had to Indianize Oats and was inspired by an Indian cooking show. Today's recipe is customized to be protein rich, you can create your own version with many of your pantry staples.Ingredients1 cup Steel cut Oats ~ Soaked for about  a…
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    Teenie Cakes

  • Chewy Honey-Nut & Fruit Granola Bars

    Cristina
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Using familiar ingredients from the Maple, Honey Nuts & Fruit Granola prior post, I’ve worked up these chewy honey-nut & fruit granola bars. Some of the texture comes from the unsweetened puffed wheat cereal and there’s a little chocolatey surprise… Continue reading: Chewy Honey-Nut & Fruit Granola Bars. Appetizers, Small Plates & Snacks, Breakfast & Brunch, Cookies & Treats, Food Gifts ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015
  • Maple, Honey Nuts & Fruit Granola

    Cristina
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Still going strong with your healthful New Year resolutions? Here’s a little indulgence that will keep you happy, a maple with honey, nuts and fruit granola inspiration… Continue reading: Maple, Honey Nuts & Fruit Granola. Appetizers, Small Plates & Snacks, Breakfast & Brunch, Dressings, Condiments & Jams, Food Gifts, Vegetarian ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015
  • Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins with Lemony-Sugar Glaze

    Cristina
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    It’s Meyer Lemon season! There’s a myriad of reasons and tasty excuses to use these seasonally, juicy, sweet-n-tart citrusy gems. Let’s start with these lemony, cream cheese muffins with a complimentary glaze on the muffin crowns. You’ll be tempted to call these little tender cakes instead of muffins… Continue reading: Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins with Lemony-Sugar Glaze. Breads & Quick Breads, Desserts, Muffins, winter ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015
  • Nature’s Edible Art – The Satsuma Mandarin

    Cristina
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:29 pm
    I took a bit of an extended holiday from TC. Mixed with some holiday traveling to the East Coast (New York!), celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary (25 years with my high school sweetheart!), ringing in the 2015 New Year in Las Vegas, and catching the seasonal flu – I’d say it’s been quite busy these last weeks. Hope you and yours enjoyed a happy and safe holiday season and I thank you for joining me this year on TC – xoxo. So what does this bright orange and interesting textured satsuma mandarin have to do with the new year? It’s citrus season and some of…
  • Cranberry, Pistachio Biscotti (Cantuccini)

    Cristina
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    Bits of deep red tartness from the cranberries. Slivers of green from the nutty pistachios. Perfect for dunkin’ in your cozy drinks during these cold days. What could be better? Biscotti! Continue reading: Cranberry, Pistachio Biscotti (Cantuccini). Cookies & Treats, Desserts, Flavors of Italy ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2014
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  • The Progress, San Francisco

    Foodnut.com
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Why did we dine here? – The Progress is the long awaited follow on to immensely popular State Bird Provisions. Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski have a hard act to expand on, but all foodies are salivating at the thought of this new restaurant. The Progress is located next door to State Bird and gives […] This post originally from The Progress, San Francisco Related posts: State Bird Provisions Review, San Francisco Abbot’s Cellar Restaurant Review, San Francisco Baker and Banker Restaurant Review, San Francisco
  • Taiwan iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card

    Foodnut.com
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Be sure to secure your iPhone or Android Smartphone whenever you travel. Precautions will help prevent disaster. The iPhone or any Android Smartphone is an essential tool when traveling to Taiwan, Taiwan for tourists of any country. Google maps, travel guides, language translation, and many other apps are extremely useful. We used them all the […] This post originally from Taiwan iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card Related posts: Kuala Lumpur iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card Korea iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card Bali…
  • Din Tai Fung, Taipei 101, Taiwan

    Foodnut.com
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Warning: The best Xiao Long Bao was spotted here! Why did we dine here? – Din Tai Fung is a popular Xiao Long Bao (small bamboo steamer bun in Chinese) – Shanghai Steamed dumpling restaurant with locations in Bellevue, Los Angeles, Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Singapore, and several other countries. Learn how to buy […] This post originally from Din Tai Fung, Taipei 101, Taiwan Related posts: Din Tai Fung, Arcadia, CA Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review, Shanghai Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review, Hong Kong
  • Din Tai Fung, Arcadia, CA

    Foodnut.com
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Why did we dine here? – Din Tai Fung is a popular Xiao Long Bao (small bamboo steamer bun in Chinese) – Shanghai Steamed dumpling restaurant with locations in Bellevue, Los Angeles, Taipei, Japan, China, Singapore, and several other countries. We have dined at the location in Shanghai’s touristy Xintiandi, Bellevue, Singapore, and Hong Kong. […] This post originally from Din Tai Fung, Arcadia, CA Related posts: Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review, Bellevue, WA Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review, Shanghai Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review, Hong Kong
  • Kang Hodong Baekjeong, Los Angeles

    Foodnut.com
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Why did we dine here? – Baekjeong (butcher in Korean) is a extremely popular Korean restaurant run a flamboyant former wrestler, Kang Ho Dong. (There is a huge cardboard cutout picture of him by the front door) The Yelp reviews (4.5 stars) were excellent for this Seoul-based chain, and the place has gotten a lot of […] This post originally from Kang Hodong Baekjeong, Los Angeles Related posts: Soowon Galbi Restaurant Review, Los Angeles Genwa Korean BBQ Restaurant Review, Los Angeles Providence LA Restaurant Review, Los Angeles
 
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  • A Weekend in Victoria

    admin
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    I have always wanted to visit Victoria BC at Christmastime, and while Santa sure wasn’t listening when I asked for a third Cacao shop right next door to my house or when I asked for a magical Brita that turns tap water into grower champagne, I guess he was awake for the Victoria request, because that is where I spent Christmas week this year. Every morning we got up at the crack of dawn and then spent the entire day eating and drinking, with the occasional detour to see some notable non-edible sights like Craigdarroch Castle and The Butchart Gardens and the flocks of preening peacocks…
  • Razzle Dazzle Duck

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    I’m all for Christmas gifts that you can pluck from under the tree, shake, sniff, squeeze, painstakingly open and then reseal, etc., but experience gifts are great too, and you’ll never catch anybody opening them a week early at 2am, ostensibly under the influence of boozy eggnog. So here’s one for the Experience Gift list—Departure’s December-only holiday Peking duck extravaganza. Michelle and I had an extra hour or so last night before our reservation (definitely make a reservation, and specifically request the duck because there are a limited amount and they sell out), so we…
  • MWL, One Year In

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    When Multnomah Whiskey Library opened its doors last fall, Portland had never seen anything quite like this handsome downtown den of whiskey excess, oozing old money refinement and boasting a boggling bottle collection, dashing vest-clad bartenders mixing tableside via vintage cocktail carts, and an inch-thick drink menu dubbed “The Bible.” Word spread, waits ballooned, and the library’s memberships sold out in a snap. A year later, the waits are still as long, the bartenders are still as dashing, memberships are still as hard to come by as a bottle of Pappy, and MWL is now a firm…
  • Choktoberfest & Ice Cream Operatics

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    You have a lot going on this week, no doubt about it. There are brown overalls and bits of bark to be collected for Halloween costumes (yes, I am (going to be) Groot), there are mud boots to be dug out of the basement for pumpkin patch stomping, and there’s a bunch of chocolate, beer and ice cream to be consumed. If the latter is your main priority, as it should be, put a big heart around Thursday on the calendar, because it’s your date night with both the Portland Chocolate Mob’s Choktoberfest, and Morgan St. Theater’s Night at the Opera ice cream extravaganza, which are happening…
  • Langbaan

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    From pomelo to pennywort to pandanus noodles, secretish Langbaan—hidden behind a bookshelf in the back of Restaurant Row’s popular PaaDee—serves up course after course of unusual, authentic Thai palate pleasers for a very reasonable price ($45 for the basic tasting menu, $65 for the expanded version), under the motto, “Taste right, not just taste good.” And they don’t even laugh at you when you stand outside the secret door after dinner and repeatedly open and shut it like overexcited school kids, which is nice.
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  • Moti Mahal Restaurant Review

    vilmadarling
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    “You have to forget about dieting at Moti Mahal”, a waiter tells me after I admit I’m about to fail my New Year’s resolution of not eating gluten. The White Alba Truffle and Vintage Cheddar Naan (£24) that he places on our table smells so good… my diet ends before it can properly begin. The bread is delicious and every single calorie is worth it. How wrong Kate Moss was to say that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. She obviously hasn’t tried naan with truffles and cheese. I visited Moti Mahal on Great Queen Street, just next door to the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent…
  • The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Shanghai

    qinxie
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    Looking over the Jing’an district of Shanghai, you feel like you’re on top of the world. Especially if that bird’s eye view is garnered from one of the luxurious suites at The Portman Ritz-Carlton. It’s one of the few hotels in Shanghai that you can mention by name to taxi drivers thanks to its long standing reputation as one of the best hotels in the city. In fact, in 2014, the Portman Ritz-Carlton was voted one of the 25 best hotels in Asia by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards; an accolade that it has held numerous times before. What makes…
  • The Best New London Hotels – 2014

    Emyr Thomas
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:59 pm
    London has some truly fabulous hotels – from The Connaught and Claridge’s in Mayfair to The Corinthia near Trafalgar Square, the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge and the new Rosewood London, to a whole host of great boutique hotels. However, 2014 brought quite a few excellent hotels to add to the mix – read on for our guide to the best new London hotels of 2014. Ham Yard Hotel, Soho The latest hotel from the Firmdale group opened earlier this year in a fantastic location in Soho with its own courtyard. The 91 bedrooms and 24 residential apartments are designed in the classic Firmdale…
  • Koffmann’s at The Berkeley

    Emyr Thomas
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:12 am
    The Berkeley Hotel has a long history of being home to some fabulous restaurants. During my time in London it has been the location for one of my favourite ‘fine dining’ restaurants, Marcus, in the same space that was once Pierre Koffmann’s 3 Michelin starred La Tante Claire. Koffmann was a legend on the London restaurant scene and helped launch the careers of some of the UK’s best chefs. Cut to 2010 and the news that Pierre Koffmann was set to make a return to London and to The Berkeley, but on the former site of the Boxwood Café on the other side of the hotel to his original home.
  • The Month Ahead – January 2015

    Emyr Thomas
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Read our guide to new restaurants that are opening in January 2015 or that opened at the end of 2014 that we haven’t already covered on the journal. Zaika Kensington Zaika reopened its doors at the end of 2014 with a menu of Northern Indian cuisine and a revamped look. The 120 cover restaurant on Kensington High Street is the sister restaurant to Tamarind of Mayfair. Signature main dishes on the menu are Mahi Mussallam (oven baked fillet of sea bass, spinach, Awadhi sauce), Methi Murgh (chicken with ginger, onion, fresh fenugreek leaves), and Gosh Dum Biryani (goat biryani with Bhurrani…
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    Dine and Dish

  • Caramel Custard Pie with Chocolate Meringue

    Kristen
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Creamy caramel custard is paired with chocolate meringue in this unforgettable pie recipe from the Karo® Syrup website OK friends, I know you probably thought my new found love for pie making would wear off after all that pie making at the end of 2014. You probably assumed that I’d eventually tire of making the perfect pie crust and filling them with amazing things…. Read More » The post Caramel Custard Pie with Chocolate Meringue appeared first on Dine and Dish.