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  • Chinese Stir Fried Pea Shoots

    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking
    Jaden
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    What you’ll learn in this Pea Shoots Recipe: 15 minute recipe with step by step photos how to stir fry pea shoots, Chinese style How to infuse the garlic flavor into the cooking oil How to grow your own healthy pea shoots! What are Pea Shoots? Pea shoots are the baby plants of peas! We grow them like our microgreens, which are so very easy to grow. Here is a post, with step by step photos on how you can grow your own pea shoots at home, even on your windowsill or on your sunny patio. It only takes 2 weeks from seed to lush pea shoots, ready for stir fry. Why do we grow our own…
  • Food52 Piglet 2015

    Amateur Gourmet
    Adam Roberts
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Hey gang, guess what? I was asked to judge a round of this year’s Food52 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks. Click those words to see what I came up with (hint: there are speech balloons involved) and share it with your friends, if you’re so inclined. Sorry for the radio silence: I promise to get blogging again real soon.
  • Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    NYT > Food
    By ERIC ASIMOV
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    For the first time, we’ll examine a reinterpretation of one of the fundamental types of wine.
  • A Gourmet Valentine’s Day on a Budget

    FoodChannel.com Articles
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    'From the Kitchens of The Food Channel Food News Consider these Valentine’s Day recipes for the Financially Challenged! We put our heads together at The Food Channel and came up with some great ways to say “I love you” and still not break the bank. Check out these great ideas: Smoked Salmon Points Brown Butter Lobster Pizza Chocolate Box Cakes Flirty Shirley Nuts Over You Pinwheels Love Drunk Cherries
  • A Response To Ms. Thorisson

    Amateur Gourmet
    Adam Roberts
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    [Yesterday, Mimi Thorisson of the beautiful food blog Manger took issue with my Piglet review of her cookbook A Kitchen in France. You can read her full take here. And now for my reply.] Dear Ms. Thorisson, Two years ago, my cookbook Secrets of The Best Chefs lost its Piglet battle because–according to the judge–the pages were too white. Too white? I practically turned white when I read those words. So I know how it feels to have something that you worked so hard on (three years in my case, I’m sure a similar amount of time in yours) criticized in a public forum. You took…
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    Amateur Gourmet

  • A Response To Ms. Thorisson

    Adam Roberts
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    [Yesterday, Mimi Thorisson of the beautiful food blog Manger took issue with my Piglet review of her cookbook A Kitchen in France. You can read her full take here. And now for my reply.] Dear Ms. Thorisson, Two years ago, my cookbook Secrets of The Best Chefs lost its Piglet battle because–according to the judge–the pages were too white. Too white? I practically turned white when I read those words. So I know how it feels to have something that you worked so hard on (three years in my case, I’m sure a similar amount of time in yours) criticized in a public forum. You took…
  • Eating New York in Sub-Zero Weather (Estela, Prune, Del Posto & Russ & Daughters Cafe)

    Adam Roberts
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Here’s how cold it was in New York: on our last morning there, I left a pair of gloves behind for the person I borrowed them from and rode the elevator down to the street with Craig to catch a cab to the airport. Craig had gone to the trouble to get me a cappuccino from our favorite New York coffee shop, Joe, which he handed to me as we stepped outside. The temperature that day, with wind-chill, was close to negative 10 degrees. NEGATIVE TEN. And no cabs were stopping, so there I was with my bare hand holding on to this warm coffee drink and the feeling was so awful–the cold was…
  • Food52 Piglet 2015

    Adam Roberts
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Hey gang, guess what? I was asked to judge a round of this year’s Food52 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks. Click those words to see what I came up with (hint: there are speech balloons involved) and share it with your friends, if you’re so inclined. Sorry for the radio silence: I promise to get blogging again real soon.
  • Chickened Vegetable Soup

    Adam Roberts
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Let us all acknowledge the truth about roast chicken: it’s not about the chicken, it’s about the vegetables. That truth dawned on me long ago when I used to line a roasting pan with red potatoes sliced in half, all surrounding a well-seasoned chicken; the rendered chicken fat would coat the potatoes, they’d get all crispy, and when it was time to eat, the actual roast chicken was an afterthought. It only got better when I discovered Thomas Keller’s roast chicken: in with the potatoes went leeks, carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips, and suddenly next to that pretty…
  • 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…
 
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    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking

  • Giveaway: Cavaliere-Euro SV218D Wall Mount Range Hood

    steamykitchen
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    Are giveaways running or loading slowly for you? Some users have reported success with clearing their browser cache and reloading the pages. ABOUT THE CAVALIERE SV218D WALL MOUNT RANGE HOOD: What makes the kitchen range hood so important? The range hood is essential for ventilating byproducts of cooking in an enclosed space. Otherwise, the kitchen and the cabinetry surrounding the cooking surface fills with grease, smoke, heat and odors during cooking. Also, the grease can build up and make the kitchen harder to clean. This can also damage cabinetry! To avoid this, be sure to turn on the…
  • Giveaway: Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan Membership

    steamykitchen
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    Are giveaways running or loading slowly for you? Some users have reported success with clearing their browser cache and reloading the pages.Two of the most important tools in my business is Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We’ve done a tutorial on how we use Lightroom in our everyday workflow. While there are free tools out there to accomplish photo editing, we would not be able to manage the nearly 100,000 photos in our hard drives without Lightroom! Photoshop used to be a tool for professional photographers and creatives, but in the digital age, it’s popularity has evolved into…
  • Giveaway: Oregon Scientific Grill-Right Bluetooth® BBQ Thermometer

    steamykitchen
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:52 am
    Are giveaways running or loading slowly for you? Some users have reported success with clearing their browser cache and reloading the pages. No need to wait by the grill to find out when dinner is ready – this wireless Bluetooth® barbecue thermometer alerts you when the your meal has reached the perfect temperature. Program your choice of eight entrees and choose the desired doneness – and you’re good to grill. We’re often overcooking our grilled foods, especially chicken breast. This very simple to use Oregon Scientific bluetooth-ready thermometer was tested this…
  • Chinese Stir Fried Pea Shoots

    Jaden
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    What you’ll learn in this Pea Shoots Recipe: 15 minute recipe with step by step photos how to stir fry pea shoots, Chinese style How to infuse the garlic flavor into the cooking oil How to grow your own healthy pea shoots! What are Pea Shoots? Pea shoots are the baby plants of peas! We grow them like our microgreens, which are so very easy to grow. Here is a post, with step by step photos on how you can grow your own pea shoots at home, even on your windowsill or on your sunny patio. It only takes 2 weeks from seed to lush pea shoots, ready for stir fry. Why do we grow our own…
  • How to Grow Pea Shoots

    Jaden
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    What you’ll learn: Step by step, how to grow pea shoots What you MUST do to prevent dangerous contamination Why coconut coir, seedlings pads do not work for pea shoots Recipe for simple pea shoots stir fry We love growing microgreens! They are not only highly nutritious, but also so simple to grow. No garden required. Just a sunny spot anywhere in your house. Of all the microgreens we grow, my favorite has to be pea shoots. I love the delicate, pea-flavored shoots to add to salads, sandwiches, tacos, as a topping for soups — basically anytime I want an extra boost of nutrients.
 
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    Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes

  • Chicken with Sauteed Mushroom

    Rasa Malaysia
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Chicken with Sauteed Mushroom - one-pan chicken with mushroom, all cooked in a pan with wine and chicken broth. So easy, delicious, and budget friendly. The post Chicken with Sauteed Mushroom appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Baked Coconut Shrimp

    Rasa Malaysia
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Baked Coconut Shrimp - EASIEST & BEST coconut shrimp with no deep-frying, no oil, no mess!! Bake in oven for 20 mins, delicious, healthy & budget-friendly!! The post Baked Coconut Shrimp appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Lemon-Garlic Braised Chicken and Potatoes

    Rasa Malaysia
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:28 am
    Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes - one pot braised chicken with lemon-garlic and potatoes. Serve the whole family but so easy and only one pot to clean!! The post Lemon-Garlic Braised Chicken and Potatoes appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Garlic Butter Cheesy Crescent Rolls

    Rasa Malaysia
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:44 am
    Garlic Butter Cheesy Crescent Rolls - amazing crescent rolls loaded with Mozzarella cheese and topped with garlic butter. Easy recipe that takes 20 mins!! The post Garlic Butter Cheesy Crescent Rolls appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Hot and Sour Soup

    Rasa Malaysia
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Hot and Sour Soup - the BEST and EASIEST Chinese hot and sour soup recipe ever!! Make with simple ingredients, takes 15 mins and better than takeout. The post Hot and Sour Soup appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
 
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Tokyo Photos & Soba Water

    Heidi Swanson
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:54 pm
    I didn't take many photographs on my recent trip to Tokyo - 100, or so? As I was browsing them on the flight home it was clear that a good percentage were of the view from our hotel room thirty floors above Ginza. Spending a week in the sky made me understand why one would want to live in a high-rise, something I've never given much thought before now. The huge windows framed the horizon and cityscape, and the colors, reflections, and mood changed by the minute depending on the weather, time of day, and how the light was progressing. I wanted to share a few snapshots today, and also one of my…
  • Near & Far: A New Cookbook

    Heidi Swanson
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:26 pm
    I've been living with a mammoth binder and a pair of double-sided bulletin boards covered with photos for the past few years. The binder held notes, recipes, ideas, and to-do lists. The bulletin boards allowed me to see dozens of photos at a glance. It's how my next book slowly started to take shape. I'd keep the boards and binder close so I could easily add photos, move recipes, tweak, and prune as I'd go about my day. One of the things I loved about working on my last cookbook, Super Natural Every Day, was establishing a sense of place through the photos, recipes, and writing. That book was…
  • Kale Quinoa Bites

    Heidi Swanson
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:40 pm
    These little kale-packed quinoa bites came with me to Tokyo. I wedged eight of them into a structured container, tucked that into my purse, and onto the flight we went. I know some of you like to know what I bring to eat on flights, and four hours from SFO, I was wishing I'd brought more. My travel pockets were also lined with kishus (holding steady as my favorite winter citrus), a buttery, ripe avocado, and a bar of dark chocolate. The quinoa bites were nearly perfect for travel, in part because you can do most of the prep ahead of time. A week before my flight I made a batch, shaped them,…
  • Pomelo Noodles

    Heidi Swanson
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    There's a bit of a joke around our house, because of a saying I have. It's more of a sentiment, actually. But I say it out loud sometimes. For example, it goes something like this - just a minute, I'm being nice to my future self, folding this laundry! That's the gist of it - being nice to my future self. If I make a big pot of soup I'm able to take to the studio throughout the week - I'm being nice to my future self. If I leave the gas tank in the car on empty, requiring an early morning stop - not being nice to future self. If I make sloppy notes related to a recipe, and have to start over.
  • 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…
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    Dona Lupe's Kitchen

  • Traditional Flavors with La Morena

    Gina Ruiz
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivalaMorena #CollectiveBias Savory Capirotadas with La Morena Sliced Jalapeños   On this blog, I talk a lot about life with my grandparents. They were the most loving people in my life and perhaps that is why their memory stays strong no matter how many years have passed since they left this world. They were great respecters of tradition – old and new. Their Mexican culture was incredibly important to them, as deeply felt as was their pride in being American. Before the word…
  • So You Wanna Be a Chingona?

    Gina Ruiz
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Disclosure: I am a member of the #WWEMoms.  The opinions expressed here are my own, as is the cursing and the Spanglish. I am, as always myself.#WWEMoms If you grew up Chicana in L.A., you wanted to grow up to be a full-on chingona. Chingona means a bad ass but it’s a little stronger than that. Actually, it’s not a very nice word and “nice girls” don’t say it. This one does…all the time. For me, it’s been my mantra. I am a chingona. Yo soy chingona. Why? Because I’ve had to be. I am a stone-cold pocha. A pocha or pocho is a Mexican-American (for giggles, I’ve attached…
  • 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® …
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    SimplyRecipes.com

  • French Onion Soup

    Elise
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    Is there anything more comforting on a chilly day than a hot bowl of French onion soup? Especially with a thick slice of toasted bread loaded with melty Gruyere cheese and lots of caramelized onions. Continue reading "French Onion Soup" »
  • Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

    Steve-Anna Stephens
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Here is a favorite recipe for buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, updated from the archives, first posted in 2011. It’s from my Alabama-native friend Steve-Anna Stephens, and if anyone knows how to do Southern right, it’s Steve-Anna. Please welcome her as she shows us how to make her wonderfully indulgent biscuits and gravy. ~Elise If there is one true expression of Southern love on a plate, it’s homemade buttermilk biscuits and gravy. There are so many ways to make biscuits and gravy, but this one’s my favorite. The biscuits are easy to make, and the gravy is loaded…
  • Colcannon Potato Soup

    Elise
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever had colcannon? It’s a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes, with chopped kale or cabbage mixed in, and a nob of butter on top. Delicious! With most of the country enduring freezing temperatures right now we thought, why not make a hearty, belly-warming colcannon potato soup? All the great flavors of colcannon, in soup form. Continue reading "Colcannon Potato Soup" »
  • Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken

    Elise
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:17 pm
    One of the blessings of our mild California climate (aside from the shorts and flip-flops weather while much of the country is bundled up in several layers of wool and fleece) is that I can look outside my kitchen window in February and see a lemon tree heavy with fruit and bushes of rosemary, oregano, and other herbs. Thus the inspiration for this easy skillet chicken thigh dish! Continue reading "Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken" »
  • Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

    Elise
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Are you ready for asparagus season? This has to be one of the easiest ways to cook asparagus. Just trim the ends, lay out on a foil lined baking sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Parm, and then bake until done. I eat them like French fries. Addictive? Yes. They’re a perfect side to salmon, scallops, shrimp, or ham and delicious with eggs of any kind—poached, fried, or hard boiled. Continue reading "Baked Asparagus with Parmesan" »
 
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    Portland Oregon Food and Drink

  • Author Paul Gerald Ending Breakfast Guide Updates

    PDX Food Dude
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Author Paul Gerald has decided not to update his popular Breakfast in Bridgetown guide beyond the current 2014 edition. It’s no secret that I have always been a fan of his style of writing – unpretentious and humble, happy to point out his weaknesses rather than try to BS us into thinking he knows more than he does. In my opinion he has written some of the best, most readable breakfast reviews in Portland. Paul says, “after 10 years, three editions of Breakfast in Bridgetown, some 6,000 copies sold, hundreds of blog posts, 50+ podcasts, and … I don’t know ……
  • Saint Cupcake Bringing More Cupcake Religion to Portland

    PDX Food Dude
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Saint Cupcake has announced they are opening a third store this Spring on N. Williams in the new Mason Williams building. At the same time, they have also announced the purchase of the artisan popcorn business, Poplandia. From the press release, Portland restaurateurs Julie and Alex Bond, who also own the long-standing and popular restaurant Serratto and the much-beloved Saint Cupcake bakeries, have purchased the artisan popcorn business Poplandia.  The Poplandia retail shop, located on the corner of NW 23rd Avenue and Johnson, is currently closed, but will reopen in the next several weeks…
  • Goodbye Whiffies Pie Cart – Thanks for the Memories

    PDX Food Dude
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Not a Whiffies, but sure looks good. Whiffies Pie Cart, one of the mainstays of Portland food carts and the Cartopia pod on SE Hawthorne Boulevard, has fried their last pie. Always one of the favorite late night stops for dessert on our Portland Food Survey’s, I’ve been a regular there myself. A few days ago owner Greg Abbott announced on Twitter that the cart would be closing, saying “Thank you all so much for making the last five years of my life so amazing!!!” According to Greg, “It really boils down to me wanting to have more time and less stress to spend…
  • Some Commonly Available Chocolate Products Contaminated with Lead

    PDX Food Dude
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    Updated with an email from Daniel Hossley, Moonstruck CEO below. As You Sow, a company which promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility, has found levels of lead or cadmium (another heavy metal) above California’s maximum allowed level in multiple chocolate products, including Portland’s own Moonstruck Chocolate. You have probably seen many of these available on store shelves: Ghirardelli, Godiva, Hershey, Moonstruck Chocolate Co., Dagoba, Theo Organic (Seattle), Trader Joe’s and Whole Food’s 365. The bulk of the selections which exceeded limits were…
  • Chef Scott Neuman Leaving Oba, Pastaworks New Branch. El Gallo Taqueria Open

    PDX Food Dude
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:20 pm
    <updated> After a 17 year stint at Oba in the Pearl District, Chef Scott Neuman is returning to Texas. According to a press release, he will be there through February 25th. Scott is known for his modern take on “nuevo Latino” food. For the next month, Pablo Pacheco, Oba’s Chef de Cuisine will be filling in. They are currently interviewing candidates for the position. <updated> I went by City Market/Pastaworks in Northwest Portland a few weeks ago, and tweeted that the shelves were half empty and wondered if something was up. Turns out that may be the case. On a…
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    Start Cooking

  • Beef Stew

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Beef stew makes for a hearty and tasty meal. There's no need to be a chef with these tips and techniques on how to make beef stew - just follow my easy step-by-step video instructions and you'll be cooking like a pro!
  • French Onion Soup

    4 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Some say onions will make you cry ... but this is really a small price to pay for a delicious French onion soup. Enjoy!
  • 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!
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    the ramen blog & other goodies! » the ramen blog & other goodies! | the ramen blog & other goodies!

  • pie dog – fullerton, ca

    edjusted
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    Waitasec…this isn’t ramen…what th–Ok, let me take a moment to shill for my buddies’ new restaurant, Pie Dog. They’re doing a soft opening this Friday and Saturday (2/27 & 2/28), AND you get 25% off from 6 to 10pm! Time to eat and drink up! (If you miss the soft opening, they’ll be back for reals starting Friday 3/6.)Pie Dog has burgers and sausages and lots o’ craft beers. The menu is simple and tasty, and they’ve got a mellow casual vibe with friendly people. If you run into Donny, Grace, or Leonard, tell ‘em “that ramen…
  • ramen. pot. pie.

    edjusted
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
    …And I just happened to have a beef pot pie for dinner tonight. It’s a sign!Head on over to Foodbeast for the full recipe! Tags: recipes
  • *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
 
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    Vegan Bits

  • Vegan diet benefits obese children, Cleveland Clinic study shows

    Lane
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Obese children with high cholesterol who followed a strict vegan diet with little added fat in a small Cleveland Clinic study showed significant improvements in both weight and heart disease risk factors in only a month, according to research released Thursday. The children, ages 9 to 18, were mostly white and middle class, and volunteered […]
  • Beyoncé has teamed up with 22 Days Nutrition…

    Lane
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Beyoncé has teamed up with 22 Days Nutrition... However, I am unable to access their website. On my computer and on my phone, I am blocked with the following message".. This web site at 22daysnutrition.com has been reported as malicious and has been blocked by your Internet Service Provider..."  Maybe you'll have better luck than […]
  • 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 […]
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    Average Betty

  • RED CARPET RAVIOLI – Ricotta and Egg Ravioli Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    Red Carpet Ravioli is Hollywood glamor on a YouTube budget The post RED CARPET RAVIOLI – Ricotta and Egg Ravioli Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Idaho Potato Palooza 2015 – February is Potato Lovers Month

    Sara O'Donnell
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    What better way to celebrate Idaho Potatoes than with a room full of hungry spud lovers and a menu that can double as a calendar The post Idaho Potato Palooza 2015 – February is Potato Lovers Month appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Cookbooks for Valentine’s Day

    Sara O'Donnell
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Maybe that one carat diamond heart shaped pendant is a safer bet for Valentine's Day. But a cookbook can say so much more than common bling The post Cookbooks for Valentine’s Day appeared first on Average Betty.
  • How to Make Jalapeno Popper Dip Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Rally your friends and share this Jalapeno Popper Dip with them because I won't be held responsible for what could happen if you are alone with this stuff The post How to Make Jalapeno Popper Dip Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    Jalapeno Popper Dip is dangerous. DANGEROUS, I tell you The post Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
 
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    Washington DC: Restaurants and Food

  • &Pizza Comes to Gaitherburg Downtown Crown

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The &Pizza Team This is a guest post from my daughter Mitali Bellamkonda @BellmitI had never been to &pizza until today, but I had tagged along with my dad for their grand opening at the Crown in Gaithersburg. When we got there, the place was somewhat crowded, but not as loud as I was expecting. We could still talk at almost normal levels, albeit a little louder. The space itself is very narrow, something I'm not too fond of as it was a little difficult to get up and get drink refills and/or takeout boxes. The white walls made it feel more open and…
  • You Caught My Eye - Disapora Feb 2015

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Image Credit: fsu.eduRagamala Dance: Song of the Jasmine8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at MarylandUniversity of Maryland, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park, MDSource: Washington PostZakir Hussain: Celtic ConnectionsTabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored other cultures, and his newest project, Celtic Connections, makes its U.S. tour debut, pairing the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes and whistles with tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic (south Indian) violin, providing a musical…
  • The Rusk is now main stream in India

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    25 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    A visit to India is exciting with all the different food that you can taste.Growing up in India it was a habit to drink tea with "Rusk". Rusk is like Biscotti and from what I remember available only from local bakeries or in Tea shops. (Coffee was very much a Tamil Nadu habit)This morning at my brother's house I am now eating this Maska Rusk made by Brittania, a brand I grew up with eating their biscuits.I love the fact that the comfort for from the streets is now a mainstream product. I plan to look for these in the Indian grocery stores back in the US.What foods do you remember from your…
  • Nirvana Via the Stomach

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:36 pm
    My friend and chef of Washington DC's Al Tiramisu always says that food is a ritual that should be savored. In this post Anil K Rajvanshi says "Great food not only gives us energy; the taste and aroma are balm for the soul."Words to remember when you are eating in a hurry in a fast food drive through lane.Read the post herehttp://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/spiritual-atheist/nirvana-via-stomach/
  • Yum Brands Making Deeper Inroads into India

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    24 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    KFC in the Telugu Language pic.twitter.com/uosWFjFP3v— Shashi Bellamkonda (@shashib) December 23, 2014 My visit to India coincided with the opening of the latest of the 345 odd stores that KFC has in India in Warangal, Telangana. The signs were in Telugu, a brilliant marketing move. The menu is very customized to local tastes and I found the rice Bowlz very interesting. We felt like a snack and my son chose the Popcorn Chicken  which was nice, The whole restaurant operation was spotlessly executed and the whole experience was as good as any KFC restaurant in the world.Yum Brands chose…
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    Red Cook

  • Bring a Little Extra Smiles this Chinese New Year

    Kian Lam Kho
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Last year at this time I was frantically trying to complete the manuscript for my upcoming cookbook. With the deadline looming I did not have the time to cook a family Chinese New Year dinner. But the book, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking, is now finished and will be published this fall, so I am back making a Chinese New Year banquet for the family.
  • 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…
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    Coconut & Lime // Rachel Rappaport

  • Snow Day Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Spinach, Beans and Mushrooms

    Rachel Rappaport
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:1 large spaghetti squash1 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 jalapeno, minced3 cloves garlic, minced1 onion, chopped10 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced3/4 (loose) cup baby spinach2 cups cubed, cooked chicken breast14 oz canned black beans, drainedsea saltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Cut the squash in half from top to bottom. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Place the squash cut side down on the parchment. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the skin is easily pierced with a fork. Scoop out the insides.
  • Cauliflower & Radish Microgreen Salad with Lemon-Caper Dressing

    Rachel Rappaport
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:1 large head cauliflower, lightly steamed and cooled1 1/4 (loose) cup red radish microgreens2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice2 oz extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon nonpareil capers1 teaspoon Dijonsea saltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Toss together the cauliflower and microgreens. Set aside. Whisk together the juice, olive oil, capers, Dijon, salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salad, toss again. My thoughts:I know Baltimore doesn't have it as bad as say, Boston but I am over snow and cold and winter. So I decided to throw together this bright little salad to cheer me up.
  • Velvety Beet Soup

    Rachel Rappaport
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:2 cloves garlic, chopped1 onion, diced1/2 teaspoon minced ginger1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar6 cups chicken or vegetable stock2 lb Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered2 lb beets, peeled and quarteredsea saltfreshly ground black pepperto garnish: plain yogurtDirections:In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredient and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes or until beets and potatoes are tender. Use an immersion blender to fully blend the soup until smooth. Garnish with a dollop of plain yogurt.My…
  • Gubbröra (Swedish Egg Salad)

    Rachel Rappaport
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:8 hard-boiled eggs3 tablespoons mayonnaise, creme fraiche or sour cream2 tablespoons Kalles Kaviar (aka smörgåskaviar, smoked cod roe)*3.5 oz Grebbestads Ansjovis (aka anchovy style sprats)*, drained1 teaspoon minced dill1 1/2 tablespoons minced chivesSwedish rye or crisp bread to serveDirections:Slice 2 eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place the yolks in a food processor or mini chopper. Set aside. Chop up the remaining whites and the rest of the eggs. Place in a small bowl. Set aside.Place the mayonnaise, Kalles Kaviar, Grebbestads Ansjovis and dill in the mini chopper with…
  • Avocado-Carrot Top Dressing

    Rachel Rappaport
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:1 avocado, halved1 bunch carrot greens1/4 cup avocado oil1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice1/4 cup water2 cloves garlicsaltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Place all ingredients in a blender, pulse until smooth. My thoughts:I had some carrots with beautiful tops and I didn't want them to go to waste so I transformed them into this easy dressing. The avocado added a ton of creaminess and the grapefruit juice (some pulp made it in too) gave it a lovely tang. Perfect for a salad or over steamed vegetables. All recipes, text and photographs on Coconut & Lime are the original…
 
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    Cooking with Anne

  • Green Chile Mac and Cheese

    Anne Coleman
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    Green Chile Mac and CheeseNot for the faint of heart or calorie conscious, this pasta is spicy and rich. The poblanos add heat and flavor while the Mexican crema cools things down at the same time. Topped with crunchy Panko crumbs, you'll go back to this mac and cheese again and again.This recipe took so many tries to get exactly the way I wanted it. I think my testers got sick of eating so much mac and cheese in such a short period of time. The end result is perfection, though and so worth the time it took to get right.Properly Roasted PoblanosRoasted Poblanos in Plastic WrapRemoving skin,…
  • Daniel East's Over-The-Top Tuna Pasta Salad

    Anne Coleman
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I've shared recipes of Dan's before, (see The Soup and Daniel East's Classic Turkey Noodle Soup)  but this one takes the cake, I didn't have ONE child who didn't love this - me, too!While I was putting it together I kept thinking, "This is too much ... this isn't enough" but I kept going and had watchful little eyes all the while; my 8 year-old was on the edge of her seat to try this. She would glance at the clock and back at me and then say, "It's not lunchtime, can we eat this when it's done?" Adorable.Daniel East's Over-The-Top Tuna Pasta Salad Regardless of what I…
  • 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…
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    Passport Delicious | London Restaurant Blog and Reviews | Londonelicious

  • Krak des Chevaliers, Syria

    Krista
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:27 am
    I am not a filmographer. I am not a director or anyone good at these film things. But I was running through some old video files and I saw this and the “oh wow” moment in the last few moments and so here we are. (Rewind, pause, stop during the last four seconds. Please.) Because Krak de Chevaliers in Syria is one of the most beautiful of places. People come from all over the world to study it’s architecture. There’s a hotel — the hotel I stayed in — right across the valley from the fortress. The hotel buys its cheese from the guys down the road, along with the chicken they roast…
  • Adventures in Manchester…

    Krista
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    My friend Aaron was in the UK for work the other weekend and was flying out of Manchester. Aaron and I went to university together, many many years ago. His mother was the lumpia provider to many a tailgate and college party. Me, I’ve been to Manchester a few times for work over the years, but I have really only ever seen two things: the Malmaison hotel and the conference center. So rather than having Aaron come down to London for the weekend, I told him I would come to him and we could spend a day exploring Manchester. I booked my train ticket on Virgin Trains for bright and early Saturday…
  • Things I Want to Do in London in 2015

    Krista
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I moved back to London because I am in love with this city, but all I’ve been doing is working, working, working. All work and no play makes Krista a dull girl. This needs to change!! I’ve started working on a list of things I really want to do in London this year. Here they are, in no particular order. The Fat Duck. I still haven’t done this. I really need to do it. Who wants to join me? Better yet, who wants to invite me along to their table? Ride The Emirates Air Line. I’m a sucker for things like this. Visit The London Zoo. I’ve never been to the zoo!! Honestly, I really…
  • 20 London Restaurant Bloggers by Social Media Presence

    Krista
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    BlogTwitter Urbanspoon PostsFacebookInstagramReach Cheese & Biscuits24169372148033125980 Andy Hayler87496065029251 Samphire & Salsify398225229432087484 Wrap Your Lips Around This386923610362995204 The Foodaholic34271673427 Passportdelicious31842631935083885 Matt The List2810721525763538 Food Connoisseur229123012878304408 Maybe It's Because18145574643626922 Boo in Montreal11392621681307 Grumbling Gourmet10992431571256 London Chow1032268811113 Picky Glutton855374855 Out for Lunch51811172690 Blog about Nothing in London402303123316841 Rate My Bistro34419576420 Vi Vivian's27966287289855 I…
  • I Am Grateful for Japan and All the Japanese Barbecue

    Krista
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    I’ve only been to Japan once. It was 2008 and I was going through some tough times. I decided the best way to deal with my problems was to fly from London to California and go to BlogHer (before it was overtaken by mommy bloggers) and then to keep flying and flying and flying and fly to Japan. I spent a week in Tokyo and I fell in love with everything. On the way back, I flew 12 hours from Tokyo to London. In a two-week period, I had flown all the way around the world. Me, in a silver tube in the sky. All the sky. Now, all these years later, I can’t even remember what those tough times…
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    Under the High Chair

  • Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:39 pm
    First things first: I've missed this space. Have I returned to stay? I'm not sure, but I had to tell you about my book. My book!Brown Eggs and Jam Jars: Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites follows a year of seasonal eating on my urban homestead -- with family at the centre of it all. I share more than one hundred recipes that have a touch of nostalgia, feature natural ingredients, and boast plenty of love. And because I love being insanely useful, each chapter has two extra features: one on urban homesteading and one on kids in the kitchen.Brown Eggs and Jam Jars will inspire…
  • Summer Bucket List: Make a cookbook

    8 Aug 2013 | 11:20 am
    It's August. That sticky month where summer exhales in a warm breath on your neck, smelling of freshly mowed grass and rich dark compost.Normally I'd be writing about the latest backyard barbecue or late night canning session, but this summer is scripted completely differently than the last, oh, thirty-four or so. Social events, garden work and home preserving have taken a backseat to my latest occupation: book writing.I've been so busy and completely immersed in this project, that I've neglected to share with you just exactly what ate up part of June and most of July.It's called Brown Eggs…
  • Time Out

    3 Jun 2013 | 5:12 pm
     The lights of The Strip from the window of my limo, a mesmerizing fountain that moved to the music of ‪Andrea Bocelli‬, sipping bubbly ‪V‬euve Clicquot while touring a private collection of Picasso’s work – last week was just a little out of the ordinary for this urban homesteader.I’ve just returned from Las Vegas, where Saveur and the Bellagio hosted a group of food bloggers for the BFBA’s awards. What an amazing time.Catch the story and the back story over on Simple Bites.
  • Mother's Day in four (food) photos

    17 May 2013 | 7:13 pm
    Last Sunday was a good day for eating and of course I had my iPhone handy for capturing the plates and tablescapes. They were too pretty not to share here.Now why can't every day include breakfast in bed, seared scallops and macarons?First up: a simply beautiful breakfast tray prepared by Danny and the boys, and delivered to my sunny bedroom on  Mother's Day morning. Noah had whipped the cream by hand (he's a pro) and made the crepe flower. Mateo arranged raspberries and a chocolatine (warmed) on a plate, while Danny prepared the all-important cafe latte.Can you tell this was a brunch…
  • 12 things to do at a food bloggers conference (that you can’t do at home)

    18 Apr 2013 | 8:29 pm
    Check in. Conference organizers Mardi, Ethan and Melissa did their homework with the location of the very first Canadian food bloggers conference. Hockley Valley Resort provided us with a rustic, yet comfortable setting, stellar service, and hand’s down the best food I’ve enjoyed at any conference. Fires flickering in the foyer set a warm, welcoming tone that continued throughout the entire weekend - even when we lost power for a few hours.It is safe to say that Hockley will be seeing me again, perhaps on a future anniversary getaway, ideally when the garden is bursting and the grapes are…
 
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    David Lebovitz

  • Double Chocolate Pudding with Caramelized Cocoa Nibs

    David
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:11 am
    I’ve been a bit out of sorts recently, getting a little buried under things that are less-fun than cooking and baking. Fortunately, I gotta eat. And I also have to have chocolate, frequently. (As in, daily.) Otherwise I turn into some kind of crazed person. It’s a little strange, but I guess there are odder things to be addicted to. But if I don’t have a tablet of chocolate in my kitchen (or living room, or bed room, or…), I go a little mental and find myself wandering around wherever I am, searching for a bar to break the end off of and nibble on. Which is why unsweetened…
  • Chez Dumonet

    David
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    One of my downfalls is that I do not have a photographic memory. Sometimes I go out to eat and the next day, I have less of a recollection of what I ate (and drank) than some of my esteemed colleagues who write about restaurants so eloquently do. (My memory is gradually been replaced by the camera on my phone.) In this case, as soon as I got home, I wrote up some notes from the meal and quotes from the chef, which some rather concerted efforts to find on my computer failed to turn up. That said, all the meals that I’ve had at Chez Dumonet, a spot-on classic Parisian bistro, have been…
  • Rödel Sardines

    David
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    I know. It’s hard to get people excited about tinned sardines. I’ve eaten them casually for most of my life and never gave them all that much thought. But with sustainability issues and delicious spreads that you can make with the flavorful fish – and the fact that they make an almost instant lunch – I’ve found myself making sure that I always have a stock of them in my pantry. In France, there are several very good brands of sardines that are available, from the Connétable brand (found in supermarkets), to fancier brands – and tins – like…
  • Chicken Marsala

    David
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    Who knew I (or more to the point, Paris) was so ahead of the curve? Last year, when I wrote about the preponderance of purple populating Paris, a few readers pointed out that the color orchid was named The Color of the Year by tastemakers, Pantone. And recently, I made Marsala-baked pears, only to find out that, yup – this year, Marsala is the color of the year. So if you’re interested in finding out what the color of the year is going to be for next year, keep an eye on this blog. Continue Reading Chicken Marsala...
  • Bread, on the table…s’il vous plaît

    David
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    One of the things that I see when dining with visitors to France is that right after they pluck a piece of bread out of the bread basket that is invariably set on the table in cafés and restaurants, they start looking around – a little nervously – where to put their bread down. While the conversation is going, I sense a bit of multitasking – their eyes nervously scanning the table, darting back and forth, looking for something — a plate, a board, an extra napkin…anything to put their bread on. Finally, they settle on the side of their plate or bowl as that’s the only…
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    Cybele Pascal

  • Hungarian Goulash with Buttery No Egg Noodles

    cybele
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Hungarian Goulash with Buttery No Egg Noodles Serves 4 Free of: gluten and all top allergens   Hungarian Goulash is a cool weather favorite, hailing from Eastern Europe. The key ingredient is sweet Hungarian paprika, which has a warm exotic flavor. This dish usually contains gluten, dairy and eggs, but there’s no need for any of that here.   2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 2-inch chunks, generously seasoned with salt and pepper 6 tbsp superfine brown rice flour 3 tbsp canola oil, divided 2 cups thinly sliced yellow onion 2 tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika 2 tbsp finely…
  • Allergy Friendly Sugar n Spice Cookies

    cybele
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Sugar ‘n Spice Cookies   The warmth of cardamom and nutmeg escalates these classic delights from ordinary to extraordinary. Carry them through the seasons with a diverse set of cookie cutters, from gingerbread men to Valentine hearts. Makes 36 3-inch cookies Free From: gluten and all top allergens   2½ cups + 2 tbsp my Basic Gluten-Free Flour Mix or Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend, plus additional for rolling ¾ tsp baking soda ¾ tsp ground cardamom ⅝ tsp xanthan gum ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp salt 1 cup granulated sugar ¾ cup dairy-free soy-free vegetable shortening 1½…
  • Allergy Friendly Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing

    cybele
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Allergy-Friendly Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing   Fill your home with a delicious aroma and let the family join in as you roll, cut and bake these delectable cookies. A simple icing tops these pretty little trees, but don’t hesitate to add sparkling sugar for a snow-kissed look.   Makes 40 2½-inch cookies Free From: gluten and all top allergens   Cookies 2½ cups my Basic Gluten-Free Flour Mix or Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend 1 tsp ground ginger ¾ tsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt ⅝ tsp xanthan gum ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground cloves ½ cup packed light brown…
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    Hungry Crowd

  • Margaritas, Moscow Mules and More Margaritas

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    F&W doesn't expect you to see every tweet we send out (just almost every one). Catch up each week with this top 5 list. [&amp;lt;a href="//storify.com/FoodandWine/story-190" target="_blank"&amp;gt;View the story " " on Storify&am...
  • 4 Steps to Stress-Free Friday Night Entertaining

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Do you suffer from dinner party overprepping? We have the cure: Invite everyone over on Friday night for an easy, collaborative meal. Every time we do, we discover that the weekend feels infinitely longer and more fun. Here, chef Mashama Bailey of...
  • Chef Michael Schwartz Taunts Body-Conscious Miamians with this Incredible Leg of Lamb

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Miami chef Michael Schwartz shares his delicous lamb recipe, served with a vibrant pesto made with healthy, nutty-tasting hemp seeds. Since he opened Michael’s Genuine eight years ago, Michael Schwartz hasn’t worried whether body-consc...
  • How to Improve Your Wine Memory

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    You’re at dinner. You’re not concentrating too hard. You have a wine you like. How do you remember, a week later, what you drank? The biggest wine complaint I hear from my friends (normal, functioning members of society, most of them, ...
  • Eric Ripert Sustains a Matsutake Epiphany, Is Loved by Koalas in New Season of Avec Eric

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Kangaroos, crocodiles and monks are just a few of Eric Ripert's new friends in the new season of Avec Eric, which premieres this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on The Cooking Channel. Food & Wine went behind the scenes during filming to talk to the Le ...
 
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    Eater NY - All

  • Make Reservations for Dan Barber's Food Waste Pop-Up Starting Next Week

    Marguerite Preston
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    Guest chefs include Grant Achatz and Sean Brock, dishes include fried skate wing cartilage, and the tables are made from mushrooms. As promised, Dan Barber has just sent along all the vital details about wastED, the food waste-focused pop-up he'll be running next month out of Blue Hill in Manhattan. As the farm-to-table visionary has already explained, he'll completely overhaul his restaurant for this pop-up, and from March 13 through 31 will serve a menu of dishes made mostly from the stuff kitchens usually throw away – from carrot tops to fish heads to vegetable pulp from juice shops.
  • Another Dozen Cheap Eats Classics in New York City

    Robert Sietsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Eater critic Robert Sietsema brings back a Classics Week favorite, a round up of 12 of the city's long-standing cheap eats. These are restaurants that have provided inexpensive meals day in and day out for decades, like an old friend always there when you need her but often overlooked. And for the price, the food is excellent. (Note: the restaurants are presented in alphabetical order.) Al Salam — This combination grocery, halal butcher shop, and snack bar (seating is limited) makes the best pita sandwich in all of Bay Ridge, rolling chicken shawarma in a flatbread with dill pickle slivers…
  • Former Midtown TGI Friday's Employees Sue Company Over Racist Hiring Practices

    Devra Ferst
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Managers allegedly hired light-skinned Hispanic people to replace black workers when the 34th Street Friday's moved, and called old location 'the ghetto store' and 'black Friday's.' When TGI Friday's closed a 34th Street location and opened just a block away, many of the restaurant's black staff members weren't rehired. According to a class action lawsuit against the chain, managers filled the open positions with light-skinned Hispanic workers, reports the Daily News. "It was their opinion that black people were lazy...We weren't even given a chance," says Lisa Baker, a plaintiff in the suit.
  • Angelo Romano Resurfaces With Rocky Slims, A Pizzeria in Kips Bay

    Marguerite Preston
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    The restaurant and its adjoining takeout shop opens early next week, serving square pies and other Italian dishes. Restless chef Angelo Romano, whose resume includes Roberta's, the short-lived Masten Lake, and a rocky but ultimately well-received year at the Pines in Gowanus, is now opening a pizza restaurant in Kips Bay. Rocky Slims, as the restaurant as called, is slated to open next week, so Romano was probably working on this even before his recent one-month stint at Williamsburg's Concord Hill. The new restaurant, which fittingly occupies a space that used to house a regular old slice…
  • Take an Early Peek Inside Lupulo, George Mendes's New Portuguese Spot

    Devra Ferst
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Lots and lots of bar seating, plus an open kitchen and modernist sculpture. Green plywood still encases George Mendes's new Portuguese restaurant Lupulo, but the space was ready enough to host a party for Saveur's new editor Adam Sachs last night, revealing the first peek inside. There's a large half-oval bar in the center that will account for much of the seating when the restaurant opens, an open kitchen in the back, and a wall of Portuguese-style blue and white ceramic tiles. Here's a look into that kitchen — complete with hearth: The ceiling is lined with a modernist sculpture…
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    Orangette

  • She knows

    Molly
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:38 pm
    I first met Lecia a handful of years ago, and I can’t remember how. We saw each other around, and then one year, maybe 2011, she took a leap and invited us to her family’s New Year’s Day party. We stood on the deck and talked, and the sunlight was warm enough that I didn’t wear a coat. I guess that was the start of something, but for me, our friendship got its footing while I was pregnant and she
  • Et voila

    Molly
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    Yesterday morning, on my way into the restaurant, I stopped at the studio where I'm taking a pottery class and found that a little slab mug I made for June was out of the kiln and ready. I had glazed it in what was supposed to be a matte turquoise but came out more like forest green, and the handle was crooked, because I had rushed it. But in my hand, the glaze felt as smooth as a washed silk
  • That itch

    Molly
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    I woke up this morning with that itchy feeling I get when I've gone too long without writing. I have a writer friend who once told me that she didn't feel right if she wasn't writing regularly, that she woke up each morning needing to write, and until very recently, I didn't really believe her, because it never felt that straightforward to me. (I also wanted, uh, just a little bit, to reach out
  • 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
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    Serious Eats

  • This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

    Vicky Wasik
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    This week, we dug into some seriously delicious vegan ice creams, went shopping for new photo props, and played with a seriously adorable pup. See it all in the slideshow! VIEW SLIDESHOW: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters
  • The Ultimate Vegan Party Food: Fully Loaded Queso Dip

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The ultimate party snack, now in a 100% animal product-free form. This vegan queso dip is packed with a gooey cashew and potato-based nacho sauce, soy-lentil chorizo, avocados, scallions, tomatoes with chilies, and black beans. The flavor is so good even your omnivore friends won't know that it's vegan. How do I know? Because I even tricked my avowed meat-eating friend to dig in before telling him that it was vegan. It's that good. Read More
  • How to Make No-Bake Chocolate-Nutella 'Cheesecake' Verrines

    Nila Jones
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    We started with cheesecake. Then we added Nutella and chocolate, and layered it all into individual glasses on top of a bottom layer of Oreo crust. Sure, it's not really a cheesecake anymore, but does that matter? Read More
  • Our Vegan Month Progress, Week 4: Temptation, Cheating, and What We've Learned

    The Serious Eats Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Serious Eaters Ed, Leang, and Ben wrapping up a month of eating vegan alongside Kenji, our Managing Culinary Director. How'd they fare in the final week? Well...let's just say it's difficult to hold a hard line. Read More
  • The Art of Tarte Flambée: Alsatian Pizza With Fromage Blanc, Bacon, and Onions

    Daniel Gritzer
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    It looks like a pizza, it cooks like a pizza, but don't make the mistake of actually thinking it's a pizza. Tarte flambée, the Alsatian flatbread topped with fromage blanc (a fresh, tart, spreadable cheese), thinly sliced raw onions and bacon, is as Franco-Germanic in flavor as can be. Here we look at two ways to make it: the classic way on bread or pizza dough rolled very thinly, and the bar-style pizza way, on a flour tortilla cooked in a cast iron skillet. Both are so good we can't decide which way we like best. Read More
 
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    smitten kitchen

  • the ‘i want chocolate cake’ cake

    deb
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:48 am
    About six weeks ago, around 9 p.m. on a day I had consumed mostly air and maybe a slice of toast because I couldn’t for the life of me imagine how food had ever tasted good, without any warning, I wanted a slice of chocolate cake with swirls of chocolate frosting and probably some sprinkles and the sprinkles, so help them, better be rainbow. Except the word “wanted” doesn’t accurately describe the craving; it was suddenly everything. I needed a piece of chocolate cake so badly that I began to regret every cupcake shop I’d ever walked past and not gone in during…
  • spaghetti pangrattato with crispy eggs

    deb
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Several years ago, because we didn’t have a kid yet, didn’t know about things like school break schedules and figured midway through February was as good of a time to escape the snow as any, we decided to get away to someplace warm and winter-free during Presidents’ Day week. We found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a beach resort that had to have easily been 75% children, and the kind that were at that time my worst nightmare of what kids could be [insert yours here, then multiply it as far as you can see] and we decided to both never have kids and never ever go away…
  • perfect corn muffins

    deb
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    We escaped the Frozen North this week to someplace warm and tropical and it almost feels like cheating. Shouldn’t we be shivering? Shouldn’t we be eating rib-sticking comfort food and not slurping fresh passion fruit from a spoon? How can we have the audacity to shuffle-smack around in sandy flip-flops while our arctic puffers collect dust in the closet? It turns out it’s not so difficult at all. But I’m not here to gloat, promise; I, too, was bone-chilled, quietly resentful of people anywhere that their face didn’t freeze within half a block of their apartment…
  • pecan sticky buns + news!

    deb
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    Long after our son turned one, two, and then three; a good while after my first cookbook was published, which I liked to refer to as my “second” baby, much to the disappointment of grandparents, who were hoping for the kind they could snuggle with; a sizable amount of time after we’d more or less accepted that we’d be a family of three and three only, and thus made a few decisions that might make a fourth human seem a tiny bit poorly planned […adored new apartment with no space for a fourth resident, a second cookbook and expanding midsection racing towards…
  • oven-braised beef with tomatoes and garlic

    deb
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    I realize that if you’re scouring the internet this week looking for something romantic to cook for that little Hallmark holiday this weekend, the words “pot roast” probably didn’t cross your search threshold. It’s not sexy food; nobody is writing aphrodisiac cookbooks about bottom rounds and boneless chucks. But if you ask me, it’s something better, something cozy, warm, and classic, which neither steals the show nor keeps you from enjoying it. It’s for people who long ago stopped aspiring to entertain in multi-course and completely exhausting meals…
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    FoodChannel.com Articles

  • McDonald’s Cuties Redefine Seasonal Nutrition

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    First Time a Fresh, Whole Fruit Offered at the Restaurants Food News It’s something we’ve been watching at The Food Channel®—how “eating seasonally” has been enhanced thanks to brands embracing the availability of seasonal foods. As in all cases of food trends, McDonald’s® is one of those brands to watch, and the availability of Cuties® is a great example. Cuties, also called clementines, are easy-to-peel, seedless, oranges that fit perfectly in a to-go meal plan. They are grown, like oranges, in sunny states such as California, where…
  • A Gourmet Valentine’s Day on a Budget

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    'From the Kitchens of The Food Channel Food News Consider these Valentine’s Day recipes for the Financially Challenged! We put our heads together at The Food Channel and came up with some great ways to say “I love you” and still not break the bank. Check out these great ideas: Smoked Salmon Points Brown Butter Lobster Pizza Chocolate Box Cakes Flirty Shirley Nuts Over You Pinwheels Love Drunk Cherries
  • Popeye’s Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Pie

    3 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    Junk Foodie Reviews The next in our continuing series of Junk Foodie. We’ve all had them—those fried pies that fast food consider a staple of their dessert menu. Right? And it seems like over the years, whether it’s a credit to more sophisticated palates or a simply companies economizing, the filling has gotten less substantial, the crust a bit harder, and the pie itself even smaller. And now, you know that feeling when you bite into something and it exceeds your expectations? Yeah, that’s what happened with Popeye’s latest addition, the Blueberry Lemon Cream…
  • 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…
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    Greedy Gourmet

  • Curried Cauliflower with Yogurt

    Michelle
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:14 am
    Do you own a Tefal ActiFry? If so, what is your favourite go-to recipe? After for cooking for over 10 years, at least once a day, I have to admit my kitchen cupboards are bursting with all kinds of tools and gadgets. It’s not often that I get tempted by the latest gizmos inventors come […]
  • Smashed Cucumber Salad

    Michelle
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    The Western world’s version of Chinese food tend to be on the heavy side. Start with something light, fresh and authentic. Chinese New Year is upon us. How are you planning on celebrating it? If you’re on a tight budget or the thought of eating an unhealthy load of MSG puts you off, then it’s […]
  • Cauliflower & Potato Soup

    Michelle
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    In the throes of winter, soup is always welcome. Here is something different. Soup, much like a fried egg, is difficult to get wrong. Unless you use dodgy ingredients or weird combinations, you should be able to come up with something palatable with the help of a stock cube. This is the first time cauliflower […]
  • Giveaway #129: Chinese New Year Hamper

    Michelle
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    Chinese New Year is coming up. Are you ready? The special is on Thursday, the 19th of February. One lucky Greedy Gourmet will win a lovely hamper, worth £30, from Amoy. Stuffed to the brim with plenty of goodies, you will have a celebration to remember. Entering is easy, just follow the instructions below. a […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    New We Eatt Recipes

  • Thick and Creamy Garlic and Parsnip Soup

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    I ate a raw clove just the other night. Am I turning into a witch doctor?Possibly. I thought some garlic soup could be healing. This soup is thick and very filling. Top it with something.Cheese.Avocado.Fresh tomato.Organic non-GMO corn chips. Ingredients 1 1/2 large parsnips, or 2 small1 head broccoli1 medium onion8 cloves of garlic32 oz broth14 oz coconut cream 1/4 tsp celery seed1/4 tsp ground oregano1/2 tsp black pepper1 tsp sea salt1 tbsp coconut oilMethod Peel & chop the parsnips. Chop the broccoli, onion, and garlic. Saute the garlic and coconut oil in a large soup pot for 1 minute.
  • Zucchini Quiche Cups

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Quiche cups are about the easiest, quickest, most portable paleo dish.bacon, apple, and kale cups are scrumdiddlyumptious, and the pear and ginger ones are pretty good too.These zucchini cups have,3 ingredients. It’s a trifecta of Pleasant Perfection Ingredients 2 zucchini6 eggs1/4 c. shredded cheese (optional)salt & pepper to tasteMethod Preheat oven to 350. Bake for approx 30 min, inserting a knife into the middle to check for doneness. You can view the recipe at: Zucchini Quiche Cups You can find other recipes and share your own with your friends at www.weeatt.com
  • Cheesy Southwestern Four-Potato and Veggie Casserole

    3 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    This Cheesy Southwestern Four-Potato and Veggie Casserole is courtesy of The Cozy Apron, as part of the U.S. Potato Board’s Potato Lover’s Club ProgramIngredients 2 large red potatoes, skin on and cubed2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, skin on and cubed1 large russet potato, peeled and cubed1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubedOlive oilSaltBlack pepper1 extra-large red onion, quartered and sliced1 pound lean ground beef or turkey (optional)1 (28 oz) can organic, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained of their juices1 dry pint cherry tomatoes1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed1 (15 oz)…
  • Stuffed Pepper Soup with Quinoa

    2 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    A hearty soup! I used half ground turkey and half ground beef, but all of one or the other could be used as well.Ingredients 2 Quarts Beef Stock1 Bag Frozen Pepper Strips2 Small Onions, diced2 Carrots, diced1 8oz Can Diced Tomatoes, drained6 Cloves Garlic, minced1 Pack Mushrooms, sliced1 Pound Ground Turkey1 Pound Lean Ground Beef1 Can Tomato Paste1/2 Cup Cooked QuinoaOil as neededMethod In a large soup pot, brown the beef and turkey until done. Drain any grease and set aside. Heat oil in the pot and add in the minced garlic, onions, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook until onions begin to get…
  • Jillian Michael's Blueberry Muffins

    15 Feb 2014 | 8:36 am
    A healthy treat!Ingredients 3/4 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 2)3/4 cup nonfat greek plain yogurt1/2 cup honey1/3 cup olive oil2 teaspoons vanilla extract21/2 cups white whole-wheat flour2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 generous cup fresh or frozen blueberries1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)Method Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly spray a 12- cup muffin tin with olive oil or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, place the bananas, yogurt, honey, olive oil, and vanilla.
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    delicious:days

  • Meet REISEHUNGER, my 4th cookbook - including giveaway

    Nicky
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    REISEHUNGER has been officially out for two weeks now and I couldn’t be happier with it. Friends, neighbours and complete strangers have sent me emails with the dishes they have cooked, or snapshots of my newest cookbook from the wild (aka bookstores).Read the rest of Meet REISEHUNGER, my 4th cookbook - including giveawayCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • Lifesaver Noodles – With Cabbage & Carrots

    Nicky
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    If you don’t mind 10 to 15 minutes of prep work, these noodles might save some hungry souls in your home, too. They can be dressed with almost every kind of semi-neglected vegetables in your fridge drawer, but the cabbage & carrot version is so good, this bowl has become the prime reason for me to drag home a head of pointed cabbage.Read the rest of Lifesaver Noodles – With Cabbage & CarrotsCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • 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.
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    A Fish Out of Water

  • Moving on

    Amy
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    https://stillafishoutofwater.wordpress.com/
  • Good-bye Summer

    Amy
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    We had an extra-long summer this year, starting in Canada and finishing in Japan. Where I'm from it's considered summer if you can comfortably wear a t-shirt, whereas in Japan summer doesn't really start until the rainy season ends in mid-July. Right when we got back to Japan! Still, it feels like it's gone by too fast and we didn't get to do enough. We spent a lot of time at the splash pool across the street and I ended up getting him some water guns, after vowing to never buy him any kind of gun-like toy. He was chasing around all the other kids though and trying to take…
  • Fifteen Years

    Amy
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:46 pm
    So as of September 3rd we've been married for 15 years. FIFTEEN YEARS! I just cannot look at these pictures and believe it's been that long. It doesn't even seem possible. I've never done a post about our wedding, partly because the pictures are all packed away (yes, they are actual pictures printed on paper, this was 1999 remember). And also because every time I dig them out I end up crying. Back on our 11th anniversary, just a few weeks before Shuma was born, I wanted to post about our wedding so I photographed a bunch of the pictures (we didn't have a scanner at the time) and put them in…
  • Mom

    Amy
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    I mentioned in the Canada post back in April that I was feeling sad from an attack of nostalgia, and if you happened to have read that you probably thought as little of it as I did. I often feel sad thinking about the life I left behind to come to Japan, and homesick for my home and family in Canada. On the morning of April 12 it was about as bad as it gets, but after more than 16 years in Japan I am pretty much used to it and didn't place much importance on it. The only reason I managed to write a post at all that morning (I never have both the time and the patience to blog these days)…
  • First Day of School

    Amy
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Here's Shuma this morning, before his first day of school! Well not really his first day, but it kind of feels like it. He had his first real day way back in April, and attended one week of half days, but then we went to Canada for three months so he missed the rest of the first term. Why we went back to Canada (and why I've been absent for months) is the post I should be writing, but I'm not quite ready for it yet so I'll do a kindergarten post instead. So a little background: the Japanese school year starts in April and runs until March, with vacations during the summer, new…
 
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    Grub Street New York

  • British Chocolate Club Has Already Shut Down Operations

    Sierra Tishgart
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Miss you, BB. The heroic English couple who decided to export authentic Cadbury chocolates to America — in the face of the Hershey lawsuit — has quickly killed the idea. While founders and U.S. allies Robert Jeffreys and Rebecca Gurken thought they had discovered a loophole, they now say that their "confidence was misplaced" and offered full refunds. Big, bad Hershey didn't threaten the British Chocolate Club, but after reading Hershey's statement, the couple sought legal advice and decided it was just too risky. Where's the Pirate Joe spirit? [DNAinfo] Read more posts by Sierra…
  • Starbucks Is Launching Its Own Media Company

    Clint Rainey
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Activist journalism, now brought to you by Starbucks. Even though the stores themselves will stop selling CDs, the universe of things you can buy from Starbucks is nevertheless expanding to include "social-impact content." In real terms, that means Starbucks plans to launch a media start-up that produces documentaries for TV or even films capable of changing culture "through creative storytelling." In fact, veteran Washington Post reporter and former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran announced on Twitter that he's leaving the paper to run the new operation. Big personal news: I'm…
  • Naomi Campbell Dines at Kappo Masa; LeBron James Celebrates at 1 Oak

    Audrey Bruno
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Struttin'. This week, while most celebrities either hopped across the pond for London Fashion Week or journeyed to warmer pastures in Los Angeles for the Oscars, a few brave souls remained in the tundra formerly known as New York: Naomi Campbell ate at Kappo Masa, Carmelo Anthony partied with pals Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade at Catch, and Elvis Costello and Steve Buscemi went on a double date. Read it all here: Belle Reve: Dave Chappelle enjoy some drinks. [NYP/Page Six] Catch: Carmelo Anthony held his Gentlemen⁏s Supper Club party here. [NYP/Page Six] Davio⁏s: Bill Bratton, Rikki…
  • Taco Bell’s Cap’n Crunch Doughnuts Are Maybe Even Too Perfect for Stoners

    Sierra Tishgart
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    These are great times for marijuana: New studies suggest it's far less harmful than once thought, states and districts like Washington, D.C., are legalizing it with abandon, and now Taco Bell's R&D team has given the world these new Cap'n Crunch–crusted doughnut holes. Of course, this is one of Taco Bell's many branded partnerships: Within the past year, the company has introduced Sriracha Quesarito, biscuit tacos, Flamin' Hot Fritos "dip," Starburst smoothies, and Cinnabon Delights coffee and zeppoles. But Cap’n Crunch Delights — cream-filled doughnut holes that capture the…
  • First Look at Rocky Slims, Angelo Romano’s New Kips Bay Restaurant and Pizzeria

    Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Mortadella pizza with ricotta, marjoram, and Bomba. For a chef who has spent much of his career working in the kind of Brooklyn neighborhoods Manhattan provincials consider practically Long Island (Gowanus, East Williamsburg), Kips Bay must seem like the hinterlands. But that is where Angelo Romano, late of the Pines (and a brief interlude at Concord Hill in Williamsburg) has found himself, poised to open a 45-seat restaurant and pizzeria called Rocky Slims early next week. Here, Romano will be cooking in the same “new Italian-American” style he’s been honing since his days…
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    The Passionate Foodie

  • Thursday Sips &Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.. **********************************************************1) The 11th annual event A Taste of Ginger will be held on Monday, March 23, from 6:30-9:30pm, in the beautiful Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, with a goal of raising over $300,000 for Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). The AADI works to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for the rising number of Asian…
  • Boston Wine Expo: An Overview & Food

    Richard Auffrey
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    A bounty of Georgian wines, with about nine different producers, and including a few Qvevri wines. A table of interesting Bulgarian wines, a couple with indigenous grapes that were new to me. As expected, there were some excellent Portuguese wines. Intriguing wines from Lodi, elevating my interest in this wine region. These were some of the major highlights of my experience at this year's Boston Wine Expo.With a media pass, I attended the trade hours of the Grand Tasting on Saturday as well as the Vintner's Reserve Lounge. There were over 200 wineries showcasing more than 2000 wines so I was…
  • Norwegian Skrei: Sustainable & Tasty Cod

    Richard Auffrey
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Cod is tied very closely to the history of New England, as well as the histories of other countries, such as Portugal and England. Once, cod filled the waters off the New England coast, but that is no longer the case. Out of fears of dwindling stocks of cod, recent years have seen drastic cuts to cod quotas, meaning only a small amount of cod is now permitted to be caught. For example, starting May 1, the quota of cod that can be harvested from the Gulf of Maine will be slashed by 75%.It seems clear that cod stocks in this region need to rebound and that means that the availability of local…
  • Rant: Want A Bloody Cocktail?

    Richard Auffrey
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mixologists sometimes reach into the past for cocktail ideas, seeking out old bartender guides, while other times they reach toward the future, trying to create cutting-edge and unique drinks. In the desire to be unique, to push the envelope, there is little they won't use in such cocktails. However, is there a limit, a line in the sand, as to what ingredients should be used? Is animal blood an acceptable cocktail ingredient?Meat has been previously used in cocktails, with bacon being the most prominent choice. It might be as simple as a slice of crisp bacon sitting in a Bloody Mary or more…
  • Asturian Cider: Sidra Acebal "El Carrascu"

    Richard Auffrey
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Besides all of the compelling wines you'll find in Spain, there are also regions well known for their hard cider, which is usually called sidra. One such region, located in the northwestern section of Spain, is Asturias, where sidra has been made for over two thousand years. The ancient Romans referred to this hard cider as pomaria and the Arabs called it siserio. Today, "Cider of Asturias" is a Designation of Protected Origin, regulated and protected by the board Cider of Asturias. Asturias produces about 80% of all Spanish cider, and they also drink more than any other…
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  • My Favorite Pressure Cooker recipes (Part 1)

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    This is my favorite pressure cooker recipes list. Thank you my friend form http://pressurecookerdirect.com for these awesome recipes. Email me if you guys have any great recipes. Don’t be shy!  Cheer! Thai Red Curry Prawn Risotto Ingredients 1 onion quartered 2 spring onions sliced 2 garlic cloves crushed 1 tablespoon red curry paste 2 carrots sliced 1 red capsicum sliced 500 grams raw prawns 400mls coconut milk 600mls chicken stock 2 cups Arborio rice Directions: Fry onion, spring onions and garlic in a little peanut oil, add capsicum and carrot and fry for a few minutes while stirring…
 
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    OUPblog » Food & Drink

  • The economics of chocolate

    Katherine Soroya
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Cocoa and chocolate have a long history in Central America but a relatively short history in the rest of the world. For thousands of years tribes and empires in Central America produced cocoa and consumed drinks based on it. It was only when the Spanish arrived in those regions that the rest of the world learned about it. Initially, cocoa production stayed in the original production regions, but with the local population decimated by war and imported diseases, slave labor was imported from Africa. The ‘First Great Chocolate Boom’ occurred at the end of the 19th and early 20th…
  • The Oxford Comment – Episode 19 – Sugar and Sweets

    SoniaT
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Hey everyone! After a long hiatus, we’re excited to announce the re-launch of The Oxford Comment, a podcast originally created by OUP’s very own Lauren Appelwick and Michelle Rafferty in September 2010. From the drinking habits of the Founding Fathers to Cab Calloway, we’ve talked to people about every hot-button issue under the sun. In this month’s episode, Max Sinsheimer, a Trade & Reference Editor at the New York office, chats with a few contributors to The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets to discuss their work on the historical, chemical, technical, social,…
  • 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…
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  • naan

    Dave
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    As far as I've read or experienced, I don't know the difference between naan and pita bread.  Regarding ingredients, they are both enriched, leavened (w yeast) flat breads.  The enrichment is often milk, butter and/or yogurt (@CocktailStat even uses sour cream!) and sweetener honey or sugar.  Regarding method, pita is often baked while naan is supposed to be made in a tandoor oven.   The other significant difference is in form, pita is thicker and naan often much thinner so as to use as a flexible scoop for food.I've posted on this type of flatbread a million times - I…
  • 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.
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  • Surprise! We got her good!

    MJ Tam
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:24 pm
    My youngest child turned 8 years old a few days ago and it just dawned on my husband and me that we've never given her a birthday party with her friends before. Sure - we celebrate it with family every year, but we've never planned one outside of the home just like what we did with our older boys. No need to tell you that we went all out especially with our firstborn. I'm sure many of you can relate!So yeah, guilt made me decide to throw her an impromptu party with her friends. First off, I needed something quick and easy but still fun for the kids. Something I can manage while I happen to be…
  • Bring On The Blizzard!

    MJ Tam
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:06 pm
    It was a perfect Sunday for us. My kids and I couldn't wait to get dumped on with snow! Just a few blocks from our house is a big beautiful hill that has brought in so much fun for the kids. We go there for kiting on summers and sledding on winters! As soon as we heard  of a major blizzard forecast coming to the city, we started gathering our gears and even called friends to meet there. Today's snow did not disappoint (has been snowing non-stop for the last 24 hours) and to make things even more perfect for the kids - their school called off tomorrow! SNOW DAY!We're supposed to end…
  • All About The Books - No Trouble!

    MJ Tam
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    My Bedside TableIt's been awhile since I've bought actual books for myself. As in YEARS! All the books I am devouring currently are on my iPad downloaded through iTunes. I miss it. Books. Real books. The feel and look of the cover, the flipping of pages, and the intoxicating scent of the book's ink, adhesive, and paper combined. Probably one of the big reasons why I can never clear my bedside stack of books. Strange as it may sound, at times I crack one open just to sniff. I should move them to the bookshelves with the rest of books. No, not just yet.Yesterday I started sorting through them.
  • My Girl

    MJ Tam
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    The kids are now home on Christmas vacation and also FINALLY well from the terrible wrath of cold and cough that the whole family endured for over 2 weeks. Glad to finally kick sickness' booty off this household!So yesterday was truly the first day I was able to take my little girl out all to myself. The boys were busy playing with their friends so off I went to swoop my little miss to our Girls Day. It won't be long now before she find girlfriends to hang out with and so I'm enjoying every single second of this. One day I'd like to go on a mini-vacation with her. Maybe when she becomes a…
  • It's been 20 years but we're just beginning!

    MJ Tam
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I dreamed of this exact same scenario when we first got married in 1994: to build a memorable family tradition that we will stick with. Our tradition is to travel the same spots we honeymooned in every 10 years of our marriage with our growing family. This is our 20th anniversary and marks our 2nd  decennial family celebration and the whole thing went without a hitch. Well, ok - except with the constant arguing with the kids and kids arguing with each other,  but all in all...it was mission accomplished!Our trip was to Los Angeles, Hawaii, and then San Francisco before we head…
 
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  • Dress Up These Pigs in a Blanket for the Big Game (You'll Hardly Recognize Them)

    Adina Steiman
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Photo by Andrew Purcell, food styling by Carrie Purcell Stockpiled the beer? Picked the popcorn? Great. But there's still one more thing for you to do before the big game kicks off: Design your very own pigs-in-a-blanket.  Oh, wait, were you planning to go with the basic model? They'll do in a pinch. But in just three simple steps, you can go beyond cocktail wieners and puff pastry, giving this old-school party snack an all-star makeover. PICK A NEW "PIG" There's no need to default to the cocktail wienie. Not when you can take your pick from the wide world of…
  • The Crunchy, Salty Snack Every Super Bowl Party Needs

    Sheela Prakash
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    You've prepped your wings (or drumsticks!), loaded up your nachos, and stocked your fridge with sausage. So you probably think you're all set for the big party this Sunday night, right? Wrong. You're not ready until you have a batch of something seriously snackable for guests to munch on from kick-off to the final whistle. That's where popcorn fits in. Here are five batches to whip up. Some are salty, some are sweet, some are spicy--but they're all crunchy and addictive. Caramel Corn with Smoked Almonds and Fleur de Sel Smoked almonds provide just the right amount of…
  • 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…
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  • The Go-To-House

    ajbermack@msn.com
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:48 pm
    I seem to be the go-to house on Fridays which thrills me since I love the hustle and bustle of kids, the shrill of teenage girls and the buzzing of video games from the boys an ideal backdrop to a week’s finale. Nothing makes me happier to hear that my daughter’s friends tweet that “Sofia’s mom makes the best food” or when I overhear that my house is the place everyone wants to hang out after school.
  • Homemade Valentine’s Day Treats

    ajbermack@msn.com
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    Maybe it’s because Valentine’s Day is my birthday,  but I take the holiday quite seriously when it comes to expressing love through something sweet. And though I could certainly go to a confectioners shop and get my kids their treats, nothing is more appreciated than something homemade from mom.
  • 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!
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  • Hawker Fare Comes to San Francisco

    foodgal
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
      With Chef Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok blazing a trail coast to coast, and San Francisco restaurateur Pim Techamuanvivit acquiring ever growing praise for her Kin Khao, Thai is just about the hottest cuisine around right now. Now comes James Syhabout, Oakland’s only Michelin-starred chef, to add his stamp with Hawker Fare in San Francisco’s […]
  • Lemon Marmalade — Not Just For Scones

    foodgal
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
      Almost every morning, I slather jam or marmalade on toast. I’ve also used it time and again for filling batch after batch of thumbprint cookies. And I’ve warmed it to brush on fruit tarts to give them a dazzling gloss. But “Blue Chair Cooks with Jam and Marmalade” (Andrews McMeel), of which I received […]
  • Pigging Out at Cockscomb in San Francisco

    foodgal
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
      If ever a restaurant embodied its owner’s personality, it is Chris Cosentino’s new Cockscomb in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. It’s dark and it’s loud. Picture a concrete bunker hidden away with taxidermy on the walls. There’s a ceramic pig’s head you might recognize from Cosentino’s previous restaurant Incanto, as well as a […]
  • Get Ready for GourmetFest in Carmel, A New Sushi Menu at Ame, and More

    foodgal
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    GourmetFest Comes to Carmel in March Don’t miss the second year of GourmetFest, March 5-8, packed with cooking demos, exclusive wine tastings and even a wild mushroom hunt. More than 20 Relais & Chateaux chefs, including an all-female team, will be participating this year. Among the chefs are: Gary Danko of Gary Danko in San […]
  • A Maui Roadshow at Hapa Ramen

    foodgal
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
      Last week, a trio of Maui chefs brought their brand of modern aloha cooking to San Francisco. And there was nary a macadamia-nut crusted mahi mahi to be seen. Instead, Chefs Isaac Bancaco of Ka’ana Kitchen, Jeff Scheer of Maui Executive Catering, and “Top Chef” fan favorite Sheldon Simeon of Migrant, are part of […]
 
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  • How To Make Buckeyes

    Drew Kime
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I can’t remember whether I ever heard of buckeyes before I came to Ohio, either the candy or the tree. Spend any time here and you’re bound to come across both meanings. I’m going to bet, though, that more Ohioans have seen these than the real thing. They’re basically like a peanut-butter cup, but because […] The post How To Make Buckeyes appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Pork Nuggets

    Drew Kime
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everyone does chicken wings and chicken nuggets, but maybe you just aren't into chicken? Don't you deserve a shareable, dipable little meat snack? The post How To Make Pork Nuggets appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Pea Dip

    Drew Kime
    7 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    This versatile dip works on vegetables, chips or meat; it only has six ingredients; and it takes about five minutes to make. The post How To Make Pea Dip appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • Super Snacks Round-up

    Drew Kime
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Apparently there's some sportsball thing coming up this weekend that people like to use as an excuse to eat snacks. I'm good with that. Here's some ideas. The post Super Snacks Round-up appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • 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.
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  • How ER Nurses Work

    Oisin Curran
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    ER nurses save lives and keep the emergency room running smoothly. Learn more about ER nurses.
  • What is deep linking?

    Beth Brindle
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Our digital world has given us a ton of new words and phrases to learn. Get ready to learn yet another one, deep linking, at HowStuffWorks.
  • What happened to the green tech fad?

    Beth Brindle
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    These days, it seems everyone is going green. But is green tech the way of the future or just another fad? Learn about green tech at HowStuffWorks.
  • What causes 'new car smell'?

    Kristen Hall-Geisler
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    There's nothing quite like the smell of a new car interior. But what really causes that new car smell? Learn all about new car smell at HowStuffWorks.
  • What’s a 'TV-ready' movie?

    Gallagher Flinn
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    If you've ever watched a Hollywood film on your TV, you've watched a TV-ready movie.
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  • Champagne and strawberry ice cubes

    Layla Pujol
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Easy to make champagne and strawberry ice cubes, these fun ice cubes can be added to bubbly/sparkling wine cocktails, white sangria, or to give an extra special touch to a glass of champagne. The post Champagne and strawberry ice cubes appeared first on Laylita's Recipes.
  • Crab deviled eggs

    Layla Pujol
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    Easy recipe for crab deviled eggs made with a creamy filling of crab meat, onions, bell pepper, radish, cucumber, and more. The post Crab deviled eggs appeared first on Laylita's Recipes.
 
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  • Snickerdoodle Cookie Dip

    Jennifer McHenry
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    This Snickerdoodle Cookie Dip is so ridiculously simple to make and is so wonderfully delicious that I'm sad I haven't shared it with you before now. It's sweet and creamy and full of cinnamon goodness. I first made this a few years ago, but I recently realized that I had never shared it with all of you. So, I whipped up a quick batch for the sole purpose of sharing with you. Well, we might have eaten some of it, too. You can't let it go to waste, right? Besides how simple and tasty this dip is, one of my favorite things about it is that I pretty much always have the ingredients in my kitchen…
  • Raspberry Skillet Pancake

    Jennifer McHenry
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Let's talk pancakes. I'm a fan, and I'm betting most of you are as well. I don't make them nearly as much as I should. But I'm endeavoring to change that. And this simple pancake is just the thing to make them happen more often in my kitchen. With this skillet pancake, you can skip making a bunch of individual pancakes and just make one big one to share. It really couldn't be simpler to make. It starts with a basic pancake mix that can be whipped up quickly. Then just put it in your skillet, toss on some berries, and bake it. You can, of course, use your favorite type of berry or a…
  • Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

    Jennifer McHenry
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    In my 8-plus years of blogging, you'd think I would have covered all my baking bases by now. But I recently realized that I'd never shared a peanut butter sandwich cookie with peanut butter frosting. A double dose of peanut butter? Yeah, that needed to be fixed as soon as possible, which leads us to today and these super tasty cookies. The inspiration for these, of course, comes from one of my childhood favorites. Being the peanut butter fan that I am, Nutter Butters were always a no-brainer pick for me. These cookies are reminiscent of those peanut butter-y cookies, but with a bit of a…
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Tarts

    Jennifer McHenry
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Chocolate pudding is just the best, isn't it? Sadly, it's only been in the last few years that I discovered the deliciousness that is homemade chocolate pudding. Since then, though, I've made it frequently, often with Quinn's urging. It's just so simple to make that it's easy to convince myself to make the modicum of effort involved to get a batch whipped up and chilling. If you want to take chocolate pudding even further, then that's where these tarts come into the picture. We're bringing peanut butter and shortbread to the party and turning it all into these beautiful little tarts. I've…
  • Chocolate Ganache Brownies

    Jennifer McHenry
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    Maybe it's all the Valentine's Day hype, but I find that recently my baking thoughts are centered pretty firmly around chocolate. I'm never one to turn down chocolate, but it's been especially on the brain these days. I took my favorite brownie recipe and upped the chocolate ante with a rich chocolate ganache. More chocolate is always a good thing, right? If you've never made ganache, I can't express to you how simple it is to make. You only need 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes to make a beautiful, delicious ganache. I'm always a fan of simplifying. In keeping with that concept, I opted to…
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  • The Perfect Cheesecake?

    Jennifer Iserloh
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Not sure what triggered it, but last night I was thinking about an exchange with my dear friend Chef Geraldo — from back when he used to work at Dino and Harry’s. It’s a place where I go when I want to eat like a queen and indulge, and it always seemed that each dish had been made specially for me by Chef G — even when he wasn’t expecting me to stop in. Things like foie gras with onion marmalade — or duck confit with dark black cherry sauce served over the best risotto this side of Italy — coming out on pristine, warm white plates. Around dessert…
  • 20 Ways To Spin A Salad

    Jennifer Iserloh
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Salad is one of those things that you can get tired of pretty quickly. Have you ever heard someone announce in a restaurant that they are just dying for a salad? So here are some easy ways to put a gourmet spin on your bed of greens to make a drool-worthy meal, by layering in the goodies like nuts, prosciutto, and cheese while ramping up the superfoods like spinach, beans, and leafy greens. Fall Pear salad with glazed pecans on romaine: Pears are high in fiber – which is important to get during the cold weather months – when appetites tend to naturally increase. Eating fruits and…
  • Heavenly Huevos Rancheros

    Jennifer Iserloh
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    In this video, I’ll show you my take on a classic Latin American dish — including some additions that increase the health factor while maintaining the flavors you’re looking for. It’s part of my Healthy Cheats video series on the Livestrong Woman channel on Youtube. Every Tuesday, I’ll show you the healthier version of the good life, taking your favorite indulgent recipes and remaking them into healthy and fulfilling dishes. So, with that introduction: What decadent dish would you like to see made the Healthy Cheats way? Leave your questions, comments and video…
  • Eating for Apple Body Shapes

    Jennifer Iserloh
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Whether you’re an apple, pear or tall thin and lanky- what I call “banana” shape, not every eating system fits you. When you lose weight, do your arms and legs trim down right away while your mid-section stays fairly meaty? Well, then you’re probably an apple bodytype like me! While all body shapes are beautiful in their own way, the apple-types have a tougher time getting rid of stubborn belly fat since they tend to store more fat there compared to any other part of the body. So here are some hard-won secrets I learned from years of testing out and tweaking my own…
  • Show The Love With Homemade Desserts

    Jennifer Iserloh
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Valentine’s Day is about red velvet, lace, and luscious chocolate bites. It’s time to let lose and shower your loved ones with love and tempting treats. But just because you want to spoil them with delicious eats, it doesn’t mean you have to spoil their New Year’s resolution to eat better. Though many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by eating out, why not make a lasting impression on your honey by cooking at home instead – and creating a cherished memory for the ages? While you may doubt your cooking skills, fear not – everyone will appreciate your…
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  • Homemade Chorizo Recipe

    Bobby
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    You can easily purchase chorizo sausage from the store but making your own is so much better. This recipe for homemade chorizo uses simple ingredients, many of which you probably already have on hand. Chorizo is ground pork that is mixed with various spices. In this recipe the ground pork is mixed in a bowl with the spices and cider vinegar. You can adjust the amount of heat in this recipe to your liking by adding more or less red pepper flakes. You can also add some cayenne pepper if you choose. Once the sausage has been prepared it can be put into casings, formed into patties or left in…
  • Shrimp Mac and Cheese Recipe

    Bobby
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Here is a copycat recipe for the shrimp macaroni and cheese from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant. Unfortunately, we do not have any Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurants in the area, so I have never tried the actual dish. However, one thing is certain, this mac and cheese is delicious. The shrimp are seasoned with Cajun seasoning, cooked in the frying pan and then mixed right in with the mac and cheese. The mac and cheese uses two different types of cheeses—cheddar and Monterey jack. The shrimp mac and cheese mixture is placed into a baking dish, topped with seasoned breadcrumbs and then…
  • Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

    Bobby
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    When preparing a Caesar salad having a good dressing recipe is always important. Making your own Caesar salad dressing is so much better than the kind you can buy bottled in the store. This dressing is easy to prepare and consists of ingredients such as mayonnaise, garlic, anchovy paste, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. To prepare this dressing simply whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl and it is ready to be served. I like to use this dressing on a classic chicken Caesar salad which consists of romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, grilled chicken, and croutons. If…
  • Corned Beef Grilled Cheese Recipe

    Bobby
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    If you are looking for a great grilled cheese sandwich recipe to prepare for dinner or for St. Patrick’s Day, this corned beef grilled cheese is perfect for you. This sandwich is packed with sliced deli corned beef, onions, and jarlsbeg cheese. If you cannot find jarlsbeg cheese, you can replace it with shredded or sliced Swiss. The best part about this recipe is that the onions and corned beef are mixed with a sauce that contains dark beer, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. The sauce really adds a nice flavor to this grilled cheese sandwich. The bread that is used in this recipe is marble…
  • Malibu Chicken Recipe

    Bobby
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    This is a copycat recipe for the Malibu Chicken at Sizzlers Restaurant. Unfortunately, we not do have a Sizzler’s here but the recipe looked delicious. Malibu chicken is breaded chicken topped with ham and Swiss cheese and served with a honey mustard sauce. I used black forest ham for this recipe but really any type of sliced deli ham will work. The honey mustard sauce is a combination of mustard, mayonnaise and honey. The chicken is coated with egg and a seasoned bread crumb mixture and then baked in the oven. You can brown the chicken in a skillet in hot oil before baking if you would…
 
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  • Wishes for Baby

    katy
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    From the moment your child arrives (or before!), you want nothing but the best for them.  A mother’s Wishes for Baby are the hopes and dreams that fill her heart and guide her decisions in shaping her child’s life.  I’ve teamed up with Fisher Price for their #WishesforBaby campaign. They’ve partnered with artist Adele Enersen to bring moms’ wishes to life in her stunning images!  (You may remember Adele from her beautiful blog, Mila’s Daydreams – if you’re not familiar with it already, she is such an imaginative and talented artist, and obviously an…
  • LISTERINE® 21 Day Challenge Update!

    katy
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:18 pm
    As you guys might remember from this post, I’m taking the LISTERINE® 21 Day Challenge this month!  In addition to my regular brushing habit, I’ve been using mouthwash twice a day to amp up my oral care routine and kill the germs that brushing misses.  I’m on day 13, which means that my gums are up to five times healthier now than they were when I started.  Not too shabby!  And I’ve definitely noticed a difference, just in these few weeks.  I’ve always loved that feeling of having a clean mouth right after brushing, but it never seems to…
  • to our baby boy, at nine months

    katy
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
    Baby Bear, Remember these letters?  I wrote you one every month for your first five months, and then got so busy being your mom that I forgot to write another one all winter.  A lot has changed since that last letter!  You’re like a different little kid now — closer to a toddler than a newborn, and every day lately reveals some new skill or word or expression that I’ve never seen before.  We’re in the middle of a smooth patch, and parenting right now is mostly just fun.  And yes, part of me misses that little baby who would snuggle for hours,…
  • The Mommie Series!

    katy
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Last week, I had the most amazing time moderating a panel discussion for the Mommie Series!  As part of the Mommie Series, several times a year, speakers on fashion, finance, health and family gather to discuss topical issues on the minds of modern moms, and this season, I was thrilled to be part of the discussion. Being a mom is an incredible privilege, and it’s also a huge challenge.  As modern mothers, we face pressure on all sides — from career choices to competing parenting philosophies to crafting modern marriages that are satisfying and fulfilling.  So nights…
  • four things i learned from being the boss for a year

    katy
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Many of you may remember that a little over a year ago, I left my job at a law firm to start my own legal practice. I was at a crossroads in my career, and I knew that if I ever wanted to make this jump, this was my window. And oh my gosh: what a year it’s been. {Actually, it’s been almost a year and a half at this point, but it took me about six months to have enough spare time to draft this post, ha.  Such is life.} It’s been really, really amazing. And also really, really hard. Sure, having a baby added a whole new set of complications (I touched on them a little bit…
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    The Fresh Loaf

  • Storm-Born Sourdough

    a_warming_trend
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Storm-Born SourdoughSubmitted by a_warming_trend on February 27, 2015 - 11:58am.It's been a weird few weeks in central North Carolina. We're not used to seeing this much snow here -- especially not this close to March!This week in particular has been particularly rough. Long story short, I had planned a few different bakes for mid-week, only to be hit with two consecutive snow storms, the second of which led to an extended power outage. Now, I'm pretty tough. Normally losing my refrigerator for a few days wouldn't bother me that much. Problem is...this time I had two massive tubs of dough…
  • Hello from just north of Chicago

    RcCarol
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Hello from just north of ChicagoSubmitted by RcCarol on February 27, 2015 - 9:19am.So, I joined before I've even baked a loaf of bread. Well, technically, I've backed bread in the past. Long-ago past. Although I cook a lot, I've not gotten into baking. But recently, I've felt a need to bake, to knead, to taste homemade loaves. So, I purchased Reinhart's Bread Maker's Apprentice and decided to get started.Funny story - my husband loves sourdough bread, so I thought I'd start with that. What I didn't understand is that it is not a good idea to try to start a starter during one of the coldest…
  • My first Pain a l'Ancienne

    omegamonkey
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    My first Pain a l'AncienneSubmitted by omegamonkey on February 27, 2015 - 8:16am.Very new here (just joined today) and new to bread baking.  These are my first Pain a l'Ancienne via Peter Reinhart.  Open to all comments and critiques.  Especially interested in learning how to form baguettes for a small (27") oven!
  • Hello from a BBB

    omegamonkey
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Hello from a BBBSubmitted by omegamonkey on February 27, 2015 - 8:11am.Brand new Bread BakerI'm from and live in California.  I wasn't a big bread aficionado until I had the opportunity to live in France for a while.  It was incredibly easy to fall into the fresh-baguette-a-day routine.  When I returned home, there was no place to buy a good baguette.  I bought Peter Reinhart's book, The Bread Baker's Apprentice, but before I ever tried baking bread, I had an opportunity to return to Paris.  I had read about Gosselin's baguettes, so I made a point of trying them.  I ended going as often…
  • Help on Hamelman

    PY
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Help on HamelmanSubmitted by PY on February 27, 2015 - 7:45am.just got hamelman's book and got a bit lost on his formulas requiring a "mature culture (liquid)". By liquid how much percentage hydration does that mean? Couldn't find any reference to the percentage save at page 148 where he made an assumption of 125% hydration as an example. Same goes for his mature culture (stiff) at what hydration?Also what is his intention in differing between mature culture and mature sourdough culture? Are they not the same?thanks for the help in advance!
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    The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

  • Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

    Ree
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    My boy Bryce loves broccoli with cheese sauce so much that there’ve been times I’ve actually feared he would turn into broccoli with cheese sauce. That’s a really bizarre old wives’ tale, isn’t it? That if you eat too much of something, you’ll turn into what you’re eating? Though sometimes it’s definitely fitting: for instance, that time I ate an entire bag of jumbo marshmallows at youth group when I was eleven. I actually did turn into a marshmallow. It was a very mushy time for me. Anyway, I join with B-Man in his love of this perfect veggie-cheese combo. It’s delicious,…
  • Thin Fries

    Ree
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    My entire family is addicted to these super-thin fries, and I don’t remember an instance I’ve made them when a single dang fry was left. And usually when I plan on making them, I try not to let the word get out until the last batch is being fried—otherwise they disappear sooner than I can get them on the table. Crazy fry-loving hooligans! IMPORTANT: Please be careful when frying with hot oil. Keep the pot on the backburner so little kiddos won’t get hurt.   Peel and rinse the potatoes, then slice them into thin pieces.       Depending on the size of the…
  • Recipes from the Chocolate Episode!

    Ree
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    Last Saturday was my “Chocolate Confessional” show on Food Network, and I wanted to share all four of the recipes here since Valentine’s Day is…well, two days away! I love each and every one of these treats.   Chocolate Pie. Chocolate pie doesn’t get any better than this. Serve it plain and unadorned or piled high with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, and sprinkles. Super easy and always a hit.       Chocolate Valentine Cookies. Have some fun with these! I do a powdered sugar stencil, but I also love a pink buttercream or melted…
  • Strawberry Granola Pancakes

    Ree
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    I am in Colorado with my two middle children and their two friends right now. I’m not sure what the cause of this is, but every time I come to Colorado, I strongly and constantly crave two things: granola and yogurt. And when I say “crave,” I mean I could wake up and eat granola and yogurt, then I could have a snack of granola and yogurt mid-morning, then I could eat granola and yogurt for lunch…and this goes all the way into the evening, when I have granola and yogurt just before I go to bed. Right after I have that double-dip chocolate ice cream cone. But…
  • Veggie Chili

    Ree
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    Good veggie chili is so darn good that you won’t even notice there’s no meat in it! This pot of goodness is chock full of all the good things in life: veggies, beans, and a lot of spice. Definitely one of my favorite meatless marvels on the planet! (And be sure to look at the variations/serving suggestions at the end. It can do many different things!) Here’s how to make it, baby.   In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat a little olive oil, then add onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno, carrots, and celery…       And cook, stirring occasionally, until…
 
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    This Mama Cooks! On a Diet™

  • Healthy Green Goddess Dip

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    It’s nearly time for St. Patrick’s Day parties, which inevitably means you trying to figure out something healthy and green to bring to the office potluck. Luckily, there’s this gorgeous idea from the March 2015 issue of Martha Stewart Living. The magazine’s recipe for Green Goddess Dip, which originally appeared back in June 2010 served with endive, uses creamy avocado and buttermilk instead of mayonnaise and sour cream. You can serve the Healthy Green Goddess Dip with a platter of green colored vegetables such as lightly blanched asparagus, green cauliflower and snap peas along with…
  • Take a walk through the organic Marketside at Walmart

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    I’m all about one stop shopping. I hate having to drive all the way across town to the office supply store just for notebook paper when one of the kids is running low. Then to waste all that time by driving in the opposite direction to the home improvement store for seasoned wood chips for our weekend grilling project, then all the way back to the supermarket to get groceries is crazy making! So when I have a big shopping list, I naturally head over to Walmart. These days, I’m more and more impressed by Walmart’s selection of everything from Hispanic brands of cheese and spices to their…
  • Flatout makes healthy “dining al desko” even easier with a 50¢ off Walmart coupon!

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Are you so busy that you find yourself “dining al desko” – eating lunch at your desk? Even though I work from home, I’m often find myself eating at my desk while I attend an online lunchtime webinar or get caught up on some report reading. Well, there’s nothing messier than trying to eat a salad or soup without getting it all over yourself or the keyboard. That’s why I prefer eating a sandwich or a wrap at my desk. For desk warriors like us, Flatout Flatbread Light Original wraps and Hungry Girl Foldits are perfect for making healthy lunches that are easy to take to the office. No…
  • Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken & Red Pepper Panini

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Are you a fan of the show, Chopped on Food Network where each chef is given a basket filled with ingredients to make a dish in a limited amount of time? Well, Sargento® is hosting a “Chopped at Home” contest. To inspire you to enter, they asked me to come up with a Chopped-style recipe using: Sargento® Chef Blends™ Shredded 6 Cheese Italian Boneless skinless chicken breast Red bell pepper Greek yogurt First thing I wanted to do with the chicken breast was grill them. Then I started thinking about all my friends in the Boston area whose grills are stuck under huge piles of snow. So I…
  • Olive Cheese Cocktail Bread

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:38 am
    If you’ve ever seen a picture of my frequent contributor, Holly Clegg, it’s hard to believe she’s a grandma! (You can check out what she looks like at HollyClegg.com.) When she’s not coming up with healthy diabetic recipes, like this one for Olive Cheese Cocktail Bread, she’s visiting one of her kids and helping out with the grandbabies! So she really knows what it’s like to be a busy parent and the value of preparing easy, healthy meals ahead of time that you can freeze and reheat later. Thus the beauty of her recipe for Olive Cheese Cocktail Bread and her handy freezer tips. You…
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    Flourish - King Arthur Flour

  • Hot off the presses

    Susan Reid
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Less than a week ago, the printing presses were rolling, turning out the results of 9 months’ worth of writing, dreaming, photographing, and baking. Lots of baking. All so we could bring you our newest publication: a magazine called Sift. It weighs in at a little more than 3/4 pound – 108 pages altogether. I just now got my advance copy from the printer. Even though I know every comma, period, photo, and story in it, I’m beside myself excited to see the final product in person. Even the paper is beautiful. I confess I pet the cover the same way I do the cat for a few minutes. By…
  • American Baking Down the Decades, 1910-1919

    PJ Hamel
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The King Arthur Flour Company marks its 225th anniversary this year. And we’re celebrating by exploring some of America’s favorite recipes, decade by decade, starting in 1900. Join us on this fascinating stroll through American food history. The year: 1913. We’re in the second decade of the 20th century. What does America look like? Well, in March, Woodrow Wilson steps into the White House. He creates the Federal Reserve, and the first national income tax is instituted and collected. The New York World newspaper publishes the very first crossword puzzle, pleasing word…
  • Gluten-Free Calzones

    Alyssa Rimmer
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    When I was growing up calzones were a such treat. We didn’t have them often, but when we did, it was always special. They were one of my absolute favorite meals, and my mom’s were the best (in my opinion, of course). She’d make the dough from scratch and would fill them with a fluffy ricotta and vegetable mixture, usually containing spinach and mushrooms. We rarely had ours with meat; we were a cheese kind of household. There was something about eating calzones that was really fun. It was probably the fact that we got to eat them with our hands and dunk them in tomato sauce. Actually,…
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    Gesine Bullock-Prado
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    We welcome guest blogger and baker/author Gesine Bullock-Prado, who’s written for Food and Wine and Better Homes and Gardens magazines; and appeared on The Today Show and The Talk. Her newest book, Let Them Eat Cake, explores “classic, decadent desserts with vegan, gluten-free and healthy options.” Gesine is a regular guest instructor at our Baking Education Center. My mother was a study in dietary contradiction. She was a strict vegetarian, a health-food nut unparalleled. Her Virginia kitchen was a Mecca to all things whole-grain and sugar-free; my school lunches were…
  • Making a recipe gluten-free

    PJ Hamel
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    “Can I make this recipe gluten-free by substituting gluten-free flour?” That’s a question we field quite often here at King Arthur Flour. Yes, counterintuitive though it seems, America’s oldest flour company is happy to advise you on how NOT to use our classic wheat flours. And why is that? Because our true mission, one we’ve pursued for decades – nay, centuries – is to share the pure joy of baking. And that means taking flour and water, butter and eggs, sugar and yeast and milk, and making something wonderful for those you care most about: friends, family,…
 
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    The Perfect Pantry®

  • Lentils: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:15 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, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell. I don't remember eating lentils until I went away to college. Nobody in my circle of school friends had any money, and lentils were cheap cheap cheap at the local health food co-op. My friends and I cooked up soups and stews on the (illegal) hot plates in our dorm rooms, and served…
  • Spaghetti squash boat with clams, zucchini, peppers and olives {gluten-free}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Today, despite the umpteenth day of snow, The Perfect Pantry® departs the log house kitchen, where the blog was born and where my e-books and their headless videos came to life, and moves to the city. My husband Ted and I are excited to return full-time to Boston's South End, a multi-ethnic neighborhood where we've lived since 1980. I'm going to take a few days to unpack, organize the kitchen and pantry, and stock up at the wonderful local stores -- Syrian Grocery (olives, spices, pita bread), Formaggio (cheese, bread and more spices), Ming's Market (Asian), Morse Fish,…
  • Salsa verde turkey and brown rice bowl with avocado and cheese {gluten-free}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:15 pm
    When I set out to create a recipe for The Perfect Pantry, I often begin by jotting down ingredients and the quantities of each that I think will bring the dish to life. As I cook, I adjust and fine-tune. When the recipe works, you see it here. When it doesn't, I go back to the drawing board and start again. In the first notes about this salsa verde turkey, I was certain I'd add a can of chopped green chiles. Fortunately -- and here is the important lesson -- I tasted the salsa first. I used a jar of Trader Joe's Hatch Valley Salsa, a hot-hot-hot green chile salsa, and it was…
  • Ice cream: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:15 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. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. At least, here in New England, we do. I believe that in this part of the country, we eat more ice cream per person than anywhere else, and we're partial to eating ice cream (and drinking iced coffee, too) in the middle of winter.
  • French-style beef stew with onions, mushrooms and peas

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Once or twice over the past years, or perhaps a few dozen times more often than that, I might have mentioned to you that the way to my husband Ted's heart is through beef stew. Each year I try to come up with a new variation for him. This French-style beef stew takes the best features of daube, boeuf Bourguignon, and boeuf aux carottes (without the carrots), and mashes them together. And yes, a whole bottle of good red wine poured into the pot coaxes all of the ingredients into perfect harmony. I like to use frozen pearl onions, which are already peeled and need no further fussing, and…
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    My Wooden Spoon

  • Olives from Spain in a Quiche and Salad Dressing

    A Cowboy's Wife
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    Olives, aren’t they delicious?  Olives from Spain are what’s mostly consumed here in the US, and really, there’s no other comparison.  Spanish olives are so versatile and can be used in so many ways. I’m sharing two simple recipes; breakfast quiche and salad dressing. BLACK OLIVES VS GREEN OLIVES There are really only a couple of main differences between black and green olives. Green olives are some-ripe and harvested at their optimum ripening period, while black olives are harvested before they ripe.  Green olives have a smokey, distinct flavor and black olives,…
  • Easy, Melt in Your Mouth Praline Biscuits

    A Cowboy's Wife
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    These praline biscuits, y’all, are absolutely heavenly! 4 ingredients and 20 minutes is all it takes. My mother-in-law had quite the crew to feed with her 6 boys and 2 girls.  She would throw some cinnamon sugar with milk in a pan and layer biscuits over that.  Delicious, filling, and  cost-effective.  These praline biscuits are a spin off of that.  And really, the ideas are endless but I have thing for pecans, brown sugar, and butter.  Since biscuits are very affordable, we always have plenty on hand.  You might just wanna make these for your family but if it were me I’d…
  • Cupid Bites for Valentine’s Day

    A Cowboy's Wife
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and while me and my husband don’t celebrate the day much, my son still does at school.  We usually go candy-free and hand out pencils or something with his Valentine’s cards but this year, we are opting for these super cute Cupid Bites.  It’s a super easy homemade shortbread recipe, dressed up with these  bags with sweet Valentine’s Day printables. These tiny shortbread treats are sure to make anyone smile. Enjoy a handful with your coffee or share the tiny love with your children. Little hands can even help you fill the…
 
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    Carrie's Sweet Life

  • Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Carrie
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The theme for this month’s What’s Baking is bread. I was going to attempt a yeast bread as I just don’t do that often but time got away from me. This bread popped up on my pinterest feed one day and it looked SO delicious. I also needed something to bring to MOPs one morning… might as well kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I love Banana bread, but this stepped it up a notched. I loved the butterscotch chips! And since I have some leftover I am going to try some more bread without chocolate chips. The chocolate chips were fine but I think butterscotch and banana would be a…
  • Chocolate Syrup

    Carrie
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Homemade Chocolate Syrup (From:  Sunnyside Up, Originally From: 52 Kitchen Adventures)   1 1/4 cup sugar 1 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1 c water 1/4 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla Mix sugar and cocoa powder in saucepan, whisk in water and salt, heat over medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Turn heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes, then stir in vanilla and cool to room temp. Keep refrigerated.   © 2014, Carrie. All rights reserved.
  • P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef

    Carrie
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    It’s kind of been a personal mission to make our favorite Chinese dishes at home. The first recipe we ever made was this Orange Chicken, and it is so good we keep trying new things. This one was good, not as amazing at the Orange Chicken but still had great flavor and the Hubby loves beef so it was extra hit with him.     Print This!     P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef (From: Food.com) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup dark brown sugar vegetable oil, for frying…
  • What’s Baking Pumpkin Round-Up

    Carrie
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    What a great group of recipes! So many wonderful things I need to make for the pumpkin loving husband. There is a bunch of delicious things. Flourless Pumpkin muffins from Katies Recipes Box. These seem healthier and perfect for breakfast for the Hubby. Pumpkin Roll From Sugared Whisk, I actually have never had one and the photo is just gorgeous. Pumpkin Granola from Dough See Dough, I am obsessed with granola and this looks great. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from Sparks From the Kitchen, perfect for those munchies on Thanksgiving night? Pumpkin Chocolate Cake with Caramel Frosting from Cookies on…
  • Pumpkin Muffins

    Carrie
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    I am the host of this month’s Whats Baking, the theme choose was Pumpkin. Crazy as it is I am not a pumpkin lover. So I told Adam I have such a problem, I HAVE to make something pumpkin what do you want. He choose muffins because they are quick to grab for breakfast on the go. When I found these muffins I knew I had to make them, I had everything already at home and they were simple. Adam said these were great, tons of flavor, super moist and the raisins really added to it.       Print This!     Pumpkin Muffins (From: Fannetastic Food) 1.5…
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • Quinoa Side Dish Recipe with Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

    Kalyn Denny
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    This Quinoa Side Dish has extra flavor from Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro (or use flat leaf parsley if you're not a cilantro fan.)(For Friday Flashbacks I feature favorite recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this Quinoa Side Dish with Pine Nuts, Green Onions and Cilantro is a quinoa recipe that was really a wow for me.  This is also one of my easy Five Ingredients recipes; hope you enjoy!)How do you feel about quinoa?  It's something I was slow to warm up to, and for a long time I didn't think I'd ever be much of a quinoa fan.  Then I…
  • Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage and Carrots (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    It might not win any beauty contests, but Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage and Carrots is still a beautiful thing to come home to!I've had a life-long attraction to split pea soup, even though I don't remember my mother ever making it when I was a kid.  Not only do I love the creamy flavor of the split peas, but this type of soup is about as budget-friendly as you can get, and this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage and Carrots is a healthy dinner that can cook all day while you're at work.  And even though some people don't like the looks of this…
  • Cold Weather Comfort Food, Pinterest, The Oscars, and Other Things I'm Thinking About on Tuesday (2-23-15)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Better-Than-Mom's Stovetop Goulash with Macaroni, Tomatoes, and Ground Beef is one of my favorite cold weather comfort foods!This has been the strangest winter I can remember, with below zero temperatures and huge piles of snow on the east coast while in Utah we've been having temperatures in the 60s for weeks now.  So for about a month now I've been feeling bad for my friends who are buried in snow, (especially my good friend Lydia, who was moving from Rhode Island to Boston right during Boston's Winter from Hell; luckily the movers she hired could handle the storm.)Call it…
  • Green Eggs and Ham (Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Kale)

    Kalyn Denny
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    If you have kids or grandkids who like Dr. Seuss, you might be able to get them to eat kale in this fun version of Green Eggs and Ham.I was one of those kids who grew up with my nose in a book, and my love of reading has continued to this day.  In fact, now that I am officially "retired" and working at home I schedule some time nearly every day to read for a few hours, and look forward to it as a highlight of the day!  But when I was teaching elementary school I realized all too well that some kids don't love to read, and I remember being excited in 1997 when the National…
  • 30 Minute Spicy Red Fish Stew (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

    Kalyn Denny
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
    This 30 Minute Spicy Red Fish Stew is quick and delicious for a dinner after work.(For Friday Flashbacks I feature favorite recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this 30 Minute Spicy Red Fish Stew is not only quick and easy, but this delicious stew is Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, and Paleo as well.  This is perfect for a quick meal after work and if you have reasonably good chopping skills it can be on the table in 30 minutes; hope you enjoy!) In my family room I have a huge collection of food magazines going back about 15 years, mostly Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and Fine…
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    FoodChannel.com Recipes

  • Cast Iron Vegetable Soup

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
      Tagged: beef, carrot, cast iron, celery, hamburger, potato, skillet, soup, tomato, Cast iron cooking is a great way to obtain even heat and a great flavor--especially if your pan is well-seasoned. Here's a recipe for a one-pan dish that can be served as a hot soup or poured over rice or noodles for a hearty meal.           Foodie Byte Check antique stores for a cast iron pan that may have been well-seasoned through years of use. Simply scrub it clean and re-season by applying a thin coat of vegetable oil to the interior, then place upside down in the oven at…
  • Oatmeal Pecan Pie

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Prep Time:15 mintues Cook Time:45 minutes Serves:10   Tagged: antioxidants, arthritis, chocolate chips, dessert, eggs, food channel, holly clegg, light brown sugar, light corn syrup, nut, oatmeal pecan pie, old fashioned oatmeal, pecans, pie, recipe, rush hour recipes, unbaked pie shell, vanilla extract, vitamin e, Pecan pie and oatmeal partner together for a melt-in-your-mouth divine pie. Craving chocolate? Just add about 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips. Did you know that pecans contain the highest amount of antioxidants than any other nut? Pecans are packed with Vitamin E, which can help…
  • Dr. Ruby’s Sprouted Cranberry Quinoa

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
      Tagged: curly kale, dr. ruby lathon, food channel, green onions, lemon juice, lunch, organic celery, organic cranberries, organic raisins, organic red wine vinegar, parsley, protein, quinoa, recipe, side dish, sunflower seeds, the veggie chest, vegan, whole foods, Quinoa is really popular these days, partly due to its versatility and the fact that it is a complete protein (has all of the essential amino acids).  This is a great lunch item and keeps well in the fridge for several days.   Watch the video instructions by clicking here!     Foodie Byte To sprout quinoa…
  • Onion Soup Gratinee

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:1 hour Serves:4   Tagged: gratinee, onion, quick and easy, recipe, soup, winter, This incredible soup is easy to prepare and has a dramatic presentation that is sure to impress your family or guests. Why Try? Looks beautiful, tastes wonderful. What's not to like?   Foodie Byte Upscale Version: Use a variety of onions such as red onions, shallots, leeks, or scallions. You can also substitute a sliced Gruyere cheese for the Provolone. Ingredients 4 large yellow onions, sliced2 tablespoons olive oilSalt and pepper, to taste2 cups low-sodium chicken broth1…
  • Mexican Chicken Casserole

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:45 minutes Serves:12   Tagged: casserole, cheese, chicken, chicken casserole, mexican, mexican chicken casserole, Creamy and cheesy, this is a dish the whole family will love; it’s got just enough kick from the chiles and it’s loaded with tender pulled chicken breast and gooey cheese. Why Try? This is a great dish for entertaining or for a weeknight meal because you can make it ahead before baking and then refrigerate or freeze it to bake right before serving. If you freeze it, make sure to use a freezer-safe dish and allow it to thaw completely…
 
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    Panini Happy®

  • Turkey, Bacon Lattice and Havarti Panini

    Kathy Strahs
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Believe it or not, these Turkey, Bacon Lattice and Havarti Panini are the first sandwiches I’ve grilled in more than 7 months. I have been waiting for the right inspiration, and I got it this weekend when a fabulous new bakery, Manresa Bread (the first retail outpost for the two-Michelin starred restaurant Manresa), opened near me. I want to devote a whole post to Manresa Bread soon, but in the meantime, just gaze at the gorgeous levain I bought there on Saturday morning: This levain was better than any I’d ever tasted. It’s my favorite type of bread for panini, because…
  • 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…
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    Appetite for China

  • Eating Chinese New Year Desserts with The Sporkful

    Diana Kuan
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Happy Chinese New Year! Unlike years past when I've gone home to Boston, I'll be ringing in the Year of the Sheep (or is it ram, or goat?) here in New York. For most of next couple weeks I will be teaching and catering dinner parties and fitting in a dim sum outing here and there. But last week, I started the eating part a bit early at the WNYC offices in Tribeca with Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, in a mini-collaboration project. For this week's episode (which includes some great soundbites from Eddie Huang about Fresh off the Boat) and the Notorious MSG) Dan also tries a…
  • Chinese Barbecue Spareribs

    Diana Kuan
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Happy Thanksgiving week!It's been a while since I've posted, I know. Growing a design business and teaching on the side have both consumed most of my time this year, and unfortunately lately blogging has fallen by the wayside. My resolution for 2015 will be to blog more regularly again, but until then, I will try my best to update at least once in a while with more recipes and other content. Today I want to share with you an oldie but goodie, a recipe from my cookbook that has also been one of the most popular at The Brooklyn Kitchen, one of the cooking schools in NY where I…
  • Mango Pudding

    Diana Kuan
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Cold food. That's pretty much all that has been on my mind this past week. While July is a great time of the year in the Northeast for buying and eating fresh fruit, trying to turn those fruits into any sort of baked goods is another story. Really, just the mere thought of turning on the stove or oven makes me break out into a sweat.(Like many New Yorkers, I don't have central AC and my one wonky unit is only able to cool down the apartment after sundown, i.e. after 8:30pm.) So for my meals lately, I've had to been creative with cooking things that don't actually involve cooking, if you…
  • Kung Pao Sweet Potatoes

    Diana Kuan
    6 Jun 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Hi again!I know, I know. It's been a while since I've posted a new recipe. Between running Plate & Pencil, teaching, and putting on Tangra Spring, I've been a little short on time, to put it mildly. Sadly, things like creating new recipes can sometimes go on the back burner.Also, this winter sure was long, wasn't it? I think the lack of sunshine, the frigid April that felt like March, and rainy May that felt like April made most of us feel a little less than inspired in the kitchen. Sometimes all I wanted was soup, spaghetti, pizza, soup, spaghetti, pizza, rinse, repeat. Anything that…
  • Tangra Spring! Chinese-Indian Pop-Up Dinner Returns May 22nd

    Diana Kuan
    13 May 2014 | 7:29 pm
    If you've been following this blog for a while you may have heard about Tangra, the seasonal Indian-Chinese supper club I formed with Chitra Agrawal of The ABCDs of Cooking. Well, after a long winter, we're finally doing a spring dinner on Thursday, May 22nd.Tangra was started last summer as a celebration of Indian-Chinese cooking. The names comes from a neighborhood in Calcutta where a Indian-Chinese hybrid cuisine first originated, but for this seasonal dinner series we've pulled out all the creative punches to create a spectacular, unique multi-course menu using…
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    RecipeGirl

  • Broccoli Slaw

    Lori Lange
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a fabulous side dish salad to serve with grilled meats or pulled pork:  Broccoli Slaw I have to admit.  I absolutely love this salad.  I mean… I really, really love it.  I tend to have an affinity for the sweeter things in life, and this slaw has a sweet and tangy dressing.  So for us sweets-lovers, this recipe is for us.  More things about this slaw that make it appealing:  it’s crunchy and colorful and delicious.  Continue Reading Broccoli Slaw... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 10 commentsThe post Broccoli Slaw appeared first on RecipeGirl.
  • Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine

    Lori Lange
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a delicious and easy pasta recipe:  Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine This is a comforting pasta dish full of hot fettuccine noodles that have been tossed in a light cream sauce with oodles of sauteed mushrooms and chicken.  My husband and I happily gobbled up every bite of this dinner.  My 13-year old is still refusing to eat mushrooms.  I’m thankful that he’s beginning to eat tomatoes… and that he’s fairly willing to try most other vegetables, but I just can’t get him to eat those darn mushrooms.  Oh well, more for me!  I keep telling him that…
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Lori Lange
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    Simply the best version of this classic recipe: Pineapple Upside Down Cake A friend of mine was coming over to our house for a visit with her boyfriend (who happened to be having a birthday).  She asked if I might be willing to whip up a pineapple upside down cake for the occasion as her boyfriend was crazy about this variety.  Since I didn’t already have this cake on the website, I was happy to take on the challenge.  I baked it once and it wasn’t quite perfect enough.  I made some minor changes, baked it again, and it was absolutely perfect.  In fact, it was so perfect that…
  • Winter Dinner Party Menu

    Sandy Coughlin
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Breathing life and friendship into the cold winter months, today I’m sharing a Winter Dinner Party Menu, with all the details of a warm, cozy gathering for your next in-home dinner party! Since we’re in the middle of winter, and winter parties are all about the guests–you know, making the party cozy, fun, lively, with good conversation–we decided to set a bright, cheery table with red and white polka-dot napkins, and to ask our guests a few questions to keep the party light and fun. Continue Reading Winter Dinner Party Menu... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 7 commentsThe post Winter…
  • Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Sweet Paprika

    Lori Lange
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is just a crazy- good roasted chicken recipe:  Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Sweet Paprika I roasted this chicken for my family on the night before Valentine’s Day- our Friday night dinner.  It really couldn’t have been any easier to make.  The chicken is brushed with olive oil, and then it’s rubbed with a simple mixture of orange zest, paprika, salt and pepper.  After it has roasted in the oven for about 45 minutes, you sneak it out of the oven to wrap it in bacon, then it’s back into the oven until the bacon is crispy and the chicken is cooked through…
 
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    wine me, dine me (in cincinnati)

  • Best Bite: Sushi Bombs at Sushi Samurais

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Secret: if you find the right, unassuming sushi restaurant, they are often better than trendier, more expensive places (and certainly less expensive). For a recent dinner with friends, we went up to Sushi Samurais. Though they have a limited menu of sashimi and nigiri, they specialize in rolls. They have an extensive menu of the ubiquitous half-price rolls, and they are delicious (with our large group, we tried several, and our server was spot-on with her recommendations) but the standout at dinner? The Sushi Bombs. What’s a sushi bomb? As a friend said, “a little ball of…
  • Review: May Cafe Milford

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:45 pm
    I guess I have a reputation for being an urban snob. Sure, I live in Over-the-Rhine. Sure, I love that I live and work in the same place.  Sure, I love my walkable community and not driving a lot. Sure!  But I pretty much dig any neighborhood that has walkability — which is not limited to downtown. For me, I love any neighborhood that focuses on people and not cars. I was recently invited on a tour of Milford — based on one restaurant that I had to try: May Cafe.  My Milford-resident friend and I both agree we love walkability; he just prefers a little more nature readily…
  • Giveaway: Women Helping Women Sunday Salon

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Women Helping Women, a local organization that helps more than 13,000 survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence stalking each year, is once again hosting its popular Sunday Salon fundraiser series. The series, spread out over Sundays now through the end of March, allows people to hear a diverse and entertaining series of speakers in some of the region’s most beautiful homes. On Sunday, February 22, Diann Bridenbaugh will host Jeff Sheldon, program director at the Midwest Culinary Institute, in her Columbia Tusculum home. And you can win two tickets to this fantastic gathering right…
  • 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…
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    What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses

  • Celebrations: Vanilla Infused Kumquat Marmalade Semolina Cake

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    9 years! That’s how old this blog is today. That means an astonishing number of posts, a fascinating amount of images and a magnificent quantity of recipes, mishaps, experiments in my kitchen. When I think about my shaky, timid and naïve debut into the blogging world I cannot help but giggle and... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Bollywood Cooking: Lamb Balti

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    India’s food culture is as varied as its people. Each region boasts of dishes that have clearly defined characteristics and diversity. Up north in Punjab, a fertile land, the dishes are rich with thick gravies and buttery sauces. Rajasthan, an arid region, offers drier game-based and vegetarian... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Cooking School: Miso Ramen with Miso Glazed Chicken, Enoki and Shimeji Mushrooms

    11 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    Remember those university days when we literally lived on packets of instant ramen noodles after long hours in the library or in lectures or … at parties? The energy level at an all time low, often I had just enough to tear open a packet, drop the contents into a bowl and pour hot bubbling water... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • May 2015: Food Photography and Styling Workshop in London, UK

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    London, a pulsating and vibrant city full of creative impulses. I love coming back to this city as it always gives me new inspiration and encourages me to think a little out of the box. That is why I am excited to offer another Food Photography and Styling Workshop in this hotspot of a city. I... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • 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]
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    Savings Lifestyle

  • Salted Caramel Recipe

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    What is not to love about sugar, butter and cream? Gah!! This salted caramel recipe will make you wondering to yourself why you didn’t make it sooner. So easy to make, and would be a perfect homemade gift for someone!Salted Caramel Ingredients1/2 cup, light Corn syrup1/2 cup, Sugar3 Tbsp, Butter1/2 cup, Heavy Cream1/2 tsp, Sea SaltSalted Caramel DirectionsPlace corn syrup in a medium pan and heat over medium heat.When corn syrup is heated (starting to bubble) add sugar and stir until well mixed.Let syrup cook without stirring until it turns a golden color.Remove from heat add butter and…
  • Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Usually when I visit Starbucks, I only get coffee. And that has been few and far between lately since I prefer the flavor of smaller coffee shops now. But, I know lots of people LOVE their lemon loafs so this copycat is sure to be a crowd pleaser!Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf IngredientsCAKE1 box Yellow Cake Mix4 Eggs1/2 cup, Milk1 box (3.4 oz), Instant Lemon Pudding Mix1/2 cup, Vegetable Oil8 oz, Sour Cream6 Tbsp, Lemon JuiceGLAZE3 cups, Powdered Sugar4 Tbsp, Lemon JuiceCopycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf DirectionsPreheat oven to 350.Spray two loaf pans with non stick spray.Beat all of the cake…
  • *NEW* 20% OFF Broccoli SavingStar Offer

    Savings Lifestyle: Amber
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    It’s pretty rare to see savings on produce, so when they come around, it’s a great way to save! Grab this 20% OFF Loose Broccoli SavingStar Offer.You can grab a really nice deal on Broccoli at Remke this week with this offer! Here are the details: $0.99 Broccoli Bunch 20% OFF Loose Broccoli SavingStar Offer Net Price $0.99 each | $0.79 each after SavingStar Offer!You can redeem up to $2 with this SavingStar offer, so if you like Broccoli, this is a great time to stock up!Find more great coupons in the Coupon Database!Disclaimer: This post contains a link to an affiliate. See my…
  • *NEW* Robitussin Coupon = $1 at Walgreens!

    Savings Lifestyle: Amber
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    Print a Robitussin coupon to save $2 on (1) Children or Adult Robitussin Product.This week, you can grab a fantastic deal at Walgreens when you combine this coupon with several digital rebates! Here are the details: 2/$12 Robitussin, 4 oz or 16 – 20 ct Buy 2 participating items, Get 2000 Points $2.00/1 Robitussin Adult or Children’s Product STACK WITH $2.00/1 Maximum Strength Nighttime Cough DM – Snap Rebate STACK WITH $2.00/1 Children’s Cough & Congestion DM – Snap Rebate STACK WITH $2.00/1 Maximum Strength Cough &and Chest Congestion DM – Snap…
  • CVS Preview For 2/15: Diapers, Coffee, and More!

    Savings Lifestyle: Amber
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are some great deals coming 2/15 to CVS! If you’re interested in these deals, go ahead and get your coupons printed now so that you’re ready to go when the sale starts on Sunday.Here are some of the best deals I see: $4.99 Got2b Hair Stylers Buy 1, Get $2 ECB ~ Limit 1 $2.00/1 Got2B Styling Item – 2-8-15 SS (exp 02/28/15) $2.50/1 Got2B Hairspray Item – 2-8-15 SS (exp 02/28/15) Net Price $2.49 – $2.99 each | $0.49 – $0.99 each after Coupon/ECB!$9.00 Huggies Pull-Ups Buy 2 $3.00 Huggies Wipes Buy 1 Buy $20, Get $5 ECB $2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training…
 
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    Indian Food Recipes | Andhra Recipes | Indian Dishes Recipes | Sailu's Kitchen

  • Chocolate barfi

    Sailu
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:44 am
    chocolate barfi, a rich indian sweets recipe made for festivals like diwali, holi & navratri. how to make chocolate barfi with khoya. chocolate burfi recipe The post Chocolate barfi appeared... Read rest of the story at my blog, http://sailusfood.com.
  • Mawa peda

    Sailu
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    mawa peda is a rich indian sweet made for festivals like diwali, holi & navratri. learn how to make mawa peda aka khoya peda recipe that's simple and easy. The post Mawa peda appeared first on... Read rest of the story at my blog, http://sailusfood.com.
  • Kalakand recipe

    Sailu
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    kalakand recipe using khoya. learn how to make kalakand at home step by step. indian dessert recipes for festivals like holi,navratri. Diwali sweets recipe. The post Kalakand recipe appeared first on... Read rest of the story at my blog, http://sailusfood.com.
  • Khoya recipe

    Sailu
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:27 am
    khoya recipe is made by cooking milk till it thickens.learn how to make khoya at home.unsweetened khoya to make indian sweets recipes for festivals, diwali. The post Khoya recipe appeared first on... Read rest of the story at my blog, http://sailusfood.com.
  • Chocolate Sandesh recipe

    Sailu
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:42 am
    Chocolate sandesh recipe. Learn how to make chocolate sandesh. Sandesh, a bengali sweets recipe is made with fresh chenna, powdered sugar and chocolate. The post Chocolate Sandesh recipe appeared... Read rest of the story at my blog, http://sailusfood.com.
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    Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog

  • El Amerikano: New American Cuisine With A Latin Influence.

    FoodBlog
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    It’s food from El Amerikano American & Latin Kitchen in downtown Fullerton and I already have a favorite — Everything I’ve had so far, especially the Warm Mushroom Salad and Mole Eggplant. El Amerikano is part of the Kentro Hospitality Group, a group offering tasteful restaurants (including Kentro Greek Kitchen, steps away from El Amerikano), event planning and catering options. We were recently invited to a media tasting at El Amerikano and tried all pictured dishes. From top down — Al Pastor Chop, Cucumber Ceviche Salad, Brussels Sprouts, Mole Eggplant, Asada…
  • Ki Sushi & Sake Bar At Village Circle On Beach: Dami No More.

    FoodBlog
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:57 pm
    I previously reported about Dami Sushi & Izakaya — We really liked the Sushi and people there.  It was located at the Village Circle off Beach and Malvern in Buena Park, but apparently the space is under new ownership.  Though the sign still reads Dami Sushi on the outside, it’s now Ki Sushi & Sake Bar.  Their temporary sign currently hangs below.  Of course we had to give them a try. We had Blue Fin Tuna, a listed special, as Sashimi (below) and seared in a well-flavored Salad (top). The rest was selected for us by Ki Sushi’s Chef Hak Sang, who named the…
  • Sixteen Candles Style Anniversary Celebration With A Fresh Cake Top.

    FoodBlog
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Happy One-Year Anniversary to us, Freis West (above) — It’s told to be tradition to save, then eat the top layer of one’s Wedding Cake on one’s One-Year Wedding Anniversary.  Though the idea is romantic, I wouldn’t look forward to eating it.  Would you want a year old Cake?  Or would you prefer a fresh Cake, just like the one you had on your wedding day?  We opted for a fresh Cake and got it, because we were married at The Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens, as previously reported. It’s how they do it.  You’ll get a fresh Cake one-year later,…
  • 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…
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    delicious:days

  • Meet REISEHUNGER, my 4th cookbook - including giveaway

    Nicky
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    REISEHUNGER has been officially out for two weeks now and I couldn’t be happier with it. Friends, neighbours and complete strangers have sent me emails with the dishes they have cooked, or snapshots of my newest cookbook from the wild (aka bookstores).Read the rest of Meet REISEHUNGER, my 4th cookbook - including giveawayCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • Lifesaver Noodles – With Cabbage & Carrots

    Nicky
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    If you don’t mind 10 to 15 minutes of prep work, these noodles might save some hungry souls in your home, too. They can be dressed with almost every kind of semi-neglected vegetables in your fridge drawer, but the cabbage & carrot version is so good, this bowl has become the prime reason for me to drag home a head of pointed cabbage.Read the rest of Lifesaver Noodles – With Cabbage & CarrotsCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • 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.
 
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    Eat Real

  • 5 Things Not to Do or Say to Someone Struggling with Anorexia

    Sandy Smith
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Guest post by Griffin SmithI’ll admit it. Having to deal with me is a pain in the ass. When I look back over the past year and my recovery efforts, I cannot help but be eternally grateful to those who have been patient and understanding with me.Anorexia nervosa and eating disorders in general are a bitch to deal with because they are not only an external battle (anorexic individual vs. the act of eating), but an internal one as well (your rational mind vs. your disordered thinking and habits). This conflict is frustrating to the sufferer but presumably even more so to onlookers who can’t…
  • Anorexia: A Day in the Life

    Sandy Smith
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Guest post by Griffin SmithJanuary 2014My eyes snap open at 5:25 a.m., before the alarm even goes off. As I roll out of bed, I ignore the aching burn in my shoulders, legs, hell everywhere, which is surely a symptom of my musculature catabolizing itself. I stagger over to flip the light switch on my wall, and step on the scale for what will be the first of many times today. The number materializes across the dull, unlit, LED screen. 99.6. Up 0.4 lbs from yesterday. Unacceptable.I stumble through the dark and peer out my window. A foot of snow covers everything in sight. My heart starts…
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Weight Gain in Anorexia Recovery

    Sandy Smith
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Dealing with Weight Gain Mentally in Anorexia RecoveryGuest post by Griffin SmithObviously, the biggest and most ambiguous challenge in recovering from a restrictive eating disorder is gaining weight. At the beginning of the weight-restoration process, I was plagued by countless nagging thoughts: “How much weight do I have to gain? Do I have to gain it ALL back? Is ‘x’ or ‘y’ pounds enough weight? Will I ever stop gaining weight? Am I going to be obese? I’m going to be obese, right?!”It’s because weight gain is the one thing that a disordered individual fears more than any…
  • National Eating Disorders Week 2015: Griffin

    Sandy Smith
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    This is my son, Griffin. This photo was taken in the spring of 2013. He was 18 years old.One year ago, in February 2014, Griffin checked himself into the hospital, late on a Saturday night. At 5'9", he weighed 98 pounds. His kidneys had begun to fail and his hormones and heart rate were dangerously chaotic. His diagnosis: anorexia, exercise compulsion. Griffin 2 days before entering the hospital for the first time.After a week in the hospital, Griffin entered outpatient treatment and saw a variety of supportive caregivers: a therapist, a primary care physician, and a nutritionist who…
  • Coconut Flour Banana Protein Pancakes

    Sandy Smith
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Looking for a healthy, high-protein breakfast that you'll actually look forward to eating? Try this delicious version of pancakes using coconut flour. High in protein and fiber, coconut flour has a lovely subtle coconut flavor that works especially well in pancakes and muffins.If you'd like, you can switch out the mashed banana for applesauce or pumpkin puree.*The trick to making these pancakes successfully is to keep the griddle at a relatively low temperature. These take longer to cook than regular pancakes, and the slow-and-low cooking method ensures that the center cooks and the outsides…
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    $5 Dinners

  • Sunday Coupon Preview – March 1

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    Want a sneak peak at what coupons are in this Sunday’s paper? There is scheduled to be 1 Smart Source and 2 Red Plum in this weekend’s paper. $1.00/2 Atkins Bars, Shakes or Treat – 3-1-15 SS; DND (exp 05/31/15) $1.00/2 Atkins Frozen Products – 3-1-15 SS; DND (exp 05/31/15) $1.00/1 Bob Evans Frozen Breakfast Product – 3-1-15 RP (exp 04/30/15) $0.50/1 Bounty Basic Product- 3-1-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp 03/31/15) $0.25/1 Bounty Napkin – 3-1-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like…
  • Sloppy Joe Bites

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When I saw these little gems on my friend Shelley’s website, I knew we had to have them…that the boys would love them…and that they would make it on the regular rotation! Our family pretty much loves anything sloppy joe related, these included. Instead of dropping these onto a bun, you bake the meat into biscuit dough. You can totally make your own biscuit dough if you’re not into canned dough. These babies are a simple dinner that takes just a few minutes to put together and bake. I had 2 little helpers helping me…if you look closely enough, you’l see a 2…
  • Weekly Grocery App Deals: Savings on Bananas, Raspberries, Krusteaz, Chobani + More

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    Each week, we are going to highlight the best savings offers on our favorite grocery apps to help you save the most on all your grocery shopping! BerryCart Save BIG on organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and more all natural products from BerryCart this week including: Beyond Meat Beastly Burgers, any bundle = cash back $2.00 CoCo libre Organic Protein Coconut Water, any 11 oz variety = cash back $1.00 Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flours and Baking Mixes, any Flour, Pizza, Pancake, or Brownie mixes = cash back $2.00 Hail Merry Macaroons, any flavor = cash back 25¢ Zenify – Natural…
  • Chunky Cucumber Salsa

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    With half of the country basically buried in snow, I thought I’d share a bright and tasty dip with you this week. Spring is coming…it really is! I know that’s hard for my northern friends to believe that, but it really will come! This fantastic clean eating, paleo/whole30 friendly recipe for chunky cucumber salsa will bring a burst of flavor and freshness to your taste buds. Crunchy, chunky and refreshing best describe this dip. Grab some of your favorite ‘dippers’ to munch on this dip, or use as a ‘topping’ for grilled chicken or fish too! Note:…
  • 13 Gluten Free E-Books on Kindle – Just $1 TODAY ONLY!

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    Today. Today. Today! You don’t want to miss this! Check out all the amazing titles in today’s sale! The Definitive Way to go Gluten-Free The Healthy Gluten-Free Life Keeping it Real Gluten Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids Grain Free Grab-n-Go The Everything Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet 31 Days of Gluten Free Meals <—– This one is mine!!!  The Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook Gluten Free Vegetarian Defeat Wheat Gluten Free Italian Cookbook Gluten Free Recipes in 30 Minutes Savvy Gluten Free Shopper Do you spy my book??? Also, there are many other…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Lynne Webb
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    This pork is coated in a dry rub, roasted in a slow oven until meltingly tender, mixed with barbecue sauce and served in soft rolls topped with coleslaw - decadent and delicious. Continue reading →       
  • Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

    Lynne Webb
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    A fool-proof, homemade macaroni and cheese recipe with a rich, creamy texture and classic comfort-food appeal. Continue reading →       
  • Turkey Cutlets With Sherry Cream Sauce

    Lynne Webb
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    An quick and easy pan sauce made with sherry, shallots, Dijon mustard and cream turn these plain turkey cutlets into a mouthwatering entree. Continue reading →       
  • Egg Foo Young

    Lynne Webb
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Drizzled with a bit of silky brown sauce, our version of this classic Chinese-style omelet includes shrimp, shredded cabbage, bean sprouts and scallions. Continue reading →       
  • Chicken Meatball Soup with Orzo and Spinach

    Lynne Webb
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    A complete, hearty, one-dish dinner, this soup combines tender chicken meatballs with orzo, mushrooms, diced tomatoes and spinach. Continue reading →       
 
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    Eat Boutique - handmade food giftbox, homemade, homespun, gift basket, food that hugs you back

  • Caramelized Shallot and Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta

    Denise Woodward
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    With the snow piled up all around, I can’t imagine a better way to eat my feelings than with this big bowl of polenta. It’s just the sort of easy meal to make me forget that it’s still snowing. A nice glass of red will help too. -Maggie Over Christmas, my brother-in-law’s family gathered for a traditional holiday meal at this hole-in-the-wall called Coney Island Bar; they have been doing so for years. Shawn, my brother-in-law, remembers going there with his grandfather when he was a small boy. The men would play cards, “gossip” and drink coffee.  He would…
  • Where in the World Will Maggie Be? Eat Boutique’s Upcoming Spring Events

    Amy Feiereisel
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Don’t get me wrong, I love winter. But we’ll say what everyone else is thinking – Spring cannot come fast enough. And though green shoots and tank top days are most likely still a few months off in Boston, nothing can stop us from pretending it’s warmer, and from doing Spring-like things. Won’t you join us? WHERE YOU’LL FIND US: 3/14: Anthropologie Pop-Up Shop: Join us as we setup shop at the always-adorable Anthropologie in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We’ll share all kinds of new goodies that will melt the winter blues away. WHEN: Saturday, March 14,…
  • Bon Appetit: Mimi Thorisson on her Kitchen in France & her Aunt’s Fava Bean Soup

    Kate H. Knapp
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Warning: This article may inspire you to move to a farmhouse in France. Mimi Thorisson has that power. I started reading her blog, Manger, years ago and I’m still plotting my escape overseas. Mimi’s life on her stunning farmhouse in France, complete with adorable children and cuter-than-cute dogs, would be enough reason to make us jump ship, but then there is the food. Ah, the food. The incredibly beautiful photos (taken by her ridiculously talented husband, might I add) of home-cooked French cuisine make us long to eat dinner at her table. Thanks, however, to her very first…
  • In Maggie’s Kitchen: Morning Polenta Porridge, a Cookbook Update and Spring Events You Don’t Want to Miss

    Maggie Battista
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    Happy Monday, my friends, Let’s enjoy this last week of February, and talk mostly foodstuff and a little bit of other stuff. Cookbook Update: I’m having so much fun finishing up this cookbook, and while I know the release date is more than six months away, I know it will be here super quick. I’m just now planning a cookbook tour, partnerships and classes for the fall and the winter. If you know a venue perfect for my dance card, please let me know and I’ll do my best to make it happen. Polenta Porridge: I am a huge fan of a bowl of oatmeal and I really enjoy this…
  • Candied Clementines

    Maggie Battista
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:01 am
    Winter is a living thing in New England, especially this year. When it weeps, freezing rain or snow (usually snow) tumbles into every last corner of these hills. When the season takes a sigh, almost as exhausted with itself as we are, windows and walls rattle from the gusty wind. But when she beams, as winter is most definitely a she, the clouds scurry and the sun warms our chapped grins. Our lips hurt but we smile anyway, right? There are a few ways I know that New Englanders are in the midst of winter, meaning: we’ve all cheerfully resolved to live through the duration of this six…
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    We are not Martha

  • Blood Orange Ginger Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    Sues
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    I wonder if there’s a reason Thanksgiving happens in November and not, say, February. Is it because, by the time February rolls around, it’s really difficult to figure out what you’re thankful for? I get that… But I also think this is the most important time to talk about what we’re thankful for. Otherwise, we spend all our time grumbling and complaining about anything and everything. Because we’re cold and tired and did I mention cold? Plus, we could all use a giant turkey dinner right about now. With extra wine. Anyway. I’m really, really, really thankful that despite all the…
  • Meyer Lemon Lavender Mojito (and a Crisp giveaway!)

    Sues
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    I’d do a lot of things for a vacation on a beach right now. An 80 degree beach vacation. Spending hours reading a book in the sand, only to fall asleep for another couple hours and then to wake up and think, “gee I’m feeling kind of hot right not; maybe I’ll take a dip in the water.” I miss feeling hot. Though today is going to be 27 degrees, which is basically a heat wave. I probably should stop complaining otherwise another blizzard is suddenly going to pop up in the forecast. I’m continuing my winter tradition of pointing out the few remaining positives of this never-ending…
  • Pomegranate Avocado Kale Caesar Salad

    Sues
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:29 pm
    I was walking down the street in Boston last week and overheard a guy say, “I’m pretty sure liking kale means you’re basic* now.” I stopped in my tracks and laughed a bit (really, I wanted to chase the guy down and ask him SO many questions), but then I started thinking. Was it true? Is kale for “basics” now? If that’s the case, so be it… I guess I must be the definition of basic. I’ve mentioned this a billion times before, but I love kale more than almost anything and I hope it never stops being a trend. Ever. The other day, I mentioned my favorite lunch place closed and…
  • Bacon Avocado Mayo Chicken Caprese Flatout Foldit

    Sues
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:45 pm
    I try really hard not to cry at work. But a couple weeks ago, I almost started bawling because I learned that my favorite lunch spot had closed. Sometimes the thought of a kale Caesar salad was the only thing that got me through the morning (yes, kale instead of romaine lettuce makes me feel a little better about myself when I’m eating a Caesar salad with lots of dressing and croutons). I felt like crying, but deep inside, I knew it was going to be a positive thing in my life. I’ve been making a really sincere effort to bring my lunch to work in order to eat healthier and save money and…
  • Grapefruit Maple Derby

    Sues
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    This one will warm you up. Although, maybe you don’t need to be warmed up. Maybe you are one of those people who lives in one of those states or countries who considers 50 degrees winter weather and the proper time to break out the down jackets and fur-lined boots. If so, I hate you. Just kidding… I don’t really hate you; I’m just jealous. To be honest, I LOVE living in New England. I don’t think I could survive without the serious change in seasons and a little cozy blizzard once in a while. But right now I am cold. Just cold. And tired. And cold again. But you know what? We’re…
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    Simple Comfort Food

  • Cream Cheese Lasagna

    Dax Phillips
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Are you the type of home cook that plans your meals ahead of time, or one that cooks on the fly? I lean more on cook on the fly type, but we do make an attempt, at least talk about it, to think ahead of what we want to eat throughout the week. My wife had suggested that she make a pan of lasagna and freeze it to be had later in the week, and well, I had nothing as again, I’m more on the fly as to what my mood is. With that said, while she was out running errands, I decided to make the lasagna for her, you know, because I’m that type of guy. I had everything in stock with the…
  • Beef Cheek Tacos

    Dax Phillips
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    I have been thinking about making tongue tacos lately. I know, many might think of this being gross, however if you have never ordered ‘lengua’ from your local tacqueria, well you are missing out. The great thing about using other cuts of beef are that they are not only tender, but the beef flavor escalates into something extraordinary, and to me that is pretty awesome. So this past weekend when I was shopping for both Asian and Mexican ingredients, and devouring some great tacos from El Rey in Milwaukee, I decided to browse around and try to find tongue. They had pork tongue,…
  • Homemade Spicy Ranch Doritos

    Dax Phillips
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    This past weekend was a busy one around the house. Running errands, and as I cooked up a bunch of meals, my wife and kids got busy cleaning the house. This seems to be the typical weekend schedule for us, but this one seemed a bit busier. Thankfully my kids did not put up too much of a fuss when they were instructed by my wife to pick up everything under their beds, dust, and vacuum. I hid away in the kitchen, and came up with several different recipes, and one of them was my take on homemade spicy Doritos. I often joke that when you open our pantry, I often feel like we are aisle 9 at the…
  • Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and Beans

    Dax Phillips
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    There are many times throughout the week that I want something hearty, but without meat. I want a main course, or heck even a side dish that would go well with things like roasted chicken, and this is one of those dishes. You have to love a dish that is really simple to put together, yet one that is complex in flavor, and texture. I knew that my wife, and one of my kids (maybe two), would really love this pasta dish. What ended up happening is that I really, really was the one who loved this pasta with pest, potatoes, and green beans. Let’s get started. Ingredients: 1 cup of fresh…
  • “Slap Ya Mama” Cajun Seasoning – Product Review

    Dax Phillips
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    Like many of you, I turned another year older <Sigh>, but with that said, we had a great time celebrating with family. I’m not sure why folks still buy me gifts for my birthday, but I’m lucky to have been provided a huge bottle of Sriracha, and this Cajun seasoning known as “Slap Ya Mama”. I’ve never seen, nor heard of the seasoning so I was intrigued.  About a week later, I decided to look at the ingredients on the back of this Cajun seasoning, as I making my breakfast. The ingredients were simple, salt, red pepper, black pepper, and garlic. I sprinkled…
 
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    Whipped

  • The Best Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

    Caroline
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Now and then, I settle on a recipe that I feel needs no improvement. This one is joining that privileged club. It was thanks to an unexpected snow day this winter that we discovered this chocolate cream cheese cupcake recipe. I have long been a fan of baked good with cream cheese and crafted these brownies a few years back but had never found the cupcake version that I felt was perfect. Until now. When I say that this is a “perfect” recipe, I mean that it is perfect for me. Each of us has a unique palate and preferences. My favorite desserts are a little less sweet and usually…
  • 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…
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    Skinnytaste

  • Spiralized Shanghai Beef and Broccoli

    Skinnytaste Gina
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    Marinated sirloin steak with broccoli and spiralized broccoli noodles in a delicious hoisin sauce. This dish is out-of-this-world good, and so filling I couldn't even finish it! You NEED this in your life!Here's the deal, you know those broccoli stems you usually throw out? Well you can spiralize them and use them in place of noodles in dishes like this easy Asian stir fry for a low-carb alternative to noodles. There's lots of spiralizers out there and I'm often asked which I use, I love my Paderno Spiralizer, it's the easiest way to make zucchini noodles, sweet potato…
  • Baked Chicken with Dijon and Lime

    Skinnytaste Gina
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Easy weeknight dinner solution – grab some chicken, remove the skin, brush it with this Dijon-lime sauce and put it in the oven. I've been making this recipe for years using thighs until the USDA changed the calories and fat contact for thighs. Now I do this with drumsticks, you can use any parts you like.While the chicken's cooking, grab a bag of lettuce, and top it with one of these delicious DeLallo SaladSavors® that make life so easy. These are the BEST, and come in 6 varieties with top quality ingredients. All you have to do is add some oil and vinegar, and you have an amazing…
  • Petite Crust-less Quiche

    Skinnytaste Gina
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    Loaded with turkey kielbasa, veggies and cheese, this slimmed down quiche will not dissapoint.I like to make these on weekends, and reheat leftovers for the week. I usually refrigerate them for up to 3 days or freeze them to reheat at a later time.You can swap the veggies for anything you like, and the kielbasa can be swapped with ham or sausage. Two muffin sized quiches are perfectly satisfying, and to be honest, who needs the crust? If you try, let me know what you think! Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Oven Roasted Cauliflower

    Skinnytaste Gina
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Roasting cauliflower brings out its nuttiness flavor and caramelizes the edges. This is such an easy way to prepare it, I toss it with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and top it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some lemon zest when it comes out of the oven.I can eat a whole bowl of this for lunch, but I usually make this as a side for steaks, pork chops or chicken. An irresistible side dish, even to people who don't like cauliflower. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Spiralized Mediterranean Beet and Feta Skillet Bake

    Skinnytaste Gina
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Beet noodles baked with tomatoes, red onion, olives and Feta. Serve this as an appetizer with some baked pita chips, as a side dish or even as a main dish, topped with grilled shrimp or chicken – this dish is a keeper!I think most of you know I'm pretty obsessed with my spiralizer, (I LOVE my Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer) but my friend Ali is even more obsessed than me, if that's even possible. So obsessed, she devoted her entire blog to this gadget and just came out with a cookbook that you will need to get your hands on! The book is called Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into…
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    San Francisco News and Events | SF Weekly, SF Weekly

  • Kindness On Immediacy, Working In Collectives, and Missy Elliott

    Adrian Spinelli
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    Adam Bainbridge is more than just a pop music aficionado. As Kindness, he’s a student of pop and has long been fascinated with its history, something that shows in his unique interpretation of the musical style.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Why BART Bike Stations Are Actually Very Cool

    Leif Haven
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    Yesterday, I was headed to downtown Oakland to do some work and run some errands. Halfway there, however, I checked my back pocket only to realize I had forgotten my lock.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Thieves Drive Car Into High-End Audio Store, Steal $100,000 Worth of Equipment

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    San Francisco police are investigating another brazen smash-and-grab burglary that happened morning at a high-end audio/visual retail store in the city's Nob Hill neighborhood.  At about 4 a.m., the thieves plowed their car into the shop on the 1600 block of California Street and stole some stereo equipment. Police say the break-in caused more than $100,000 in damage to the store.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Christina Does Britney, Gaga Does American Horror Story, Madonna Does Superhuman

    Rae Alexandra
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    “High five. You had to go up.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • SFPD Cops Shoot and Kill Suspected Bike Thief

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    San Francisco police shot and killed an armed man who was allegedly trying to rob another man of his bicycle last night. At about 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, police received a call about a knife-wielding man who was chasing around another man in the Mission District.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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    Lick My Spoon

  • Sous Vide Beef Bourguignon

    Stephanie
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    If this winter has you chilled to the bone, this Beef Bourguignon (or Boeuf Bourguignon if we’re being properly French) is just the kind of boeuf-y, hearty meal you need to warm you from the inside out. Serve this saucy stew with garlic mashed potatoes, a slice of crusty bread, cauliflower puree, or my favorite iteration, with golden puffs of crescent roll drops baked on top...  [READ FULL POST]
  • Grapefruit Campari Granita + Yogurt Semifreddo

    Stephanie
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Sweet, tart, and refreshing, this pretty in pink Grapefruit Campari Granita + Yogurt Semifreddo situation is the perfect end to any meal. I’m smitten with the flavor combo here – the grapefruit and Campari will wake up your taste buds (Negroni lovers will pretty much die when they taste it) – and it is a match made in heaven with the yogurt semifreddo. It’s like a little game of tag between sweet and tart, a barely there kiss of bitterness, then a second rendition of sweet and tart. And the texture! It’s simply delightful. Icy and creamy all at once – it’s reminiscent of all…
  • Marijuana Edibles: Cannabis Goes Gourmet

    Stephanie
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Cannabis-infused treats are no longer limited to your pan of pot brownies made from a box mix. Nope, edibles are all grown up, and they have good taste. Even Ruhlman is weighing in on how to cook with cannabis. In 2014 legal marijuana sales in the US came in at an estimated $2.6 billion. That number is estimated to reach $8.2 billion by 2018. A big part of that number will be due to edibles. In Colorado (the first of four states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana), edibles are a major part of the cannabis market, accounting for 50% or more of sales at some retail shops. [caption…
  • Maple Bacon Hot Buttered Bourbon

    Stephanie
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    Did you make this Bacon-Infused Bourbon yet? Yes? Oh good, because you’re about to put it to great use. You’ve heard of Hot Buttered Rum? Well this is Hot Buttered Bourbon, MAPLE BACON Hot Buttered Bourbon to be exact! You can just call it your new favorite wintertime drink. We made some impressive upgrades from your traditional Hot Buttered Rum. First, there is of course, the swap out of the rum with our home-infused Bacon Bourbon. Then, we tackle the “buttered” component. In our last post, we talked a little bit about “fat washing” – well the same method is applied to the…
  • 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
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    Food Storage Made Easy

  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 7: Long Term Supply Planning

    Jodi and Julie
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    We are excited to be starting week 6 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! Last week we saw more great progress from all those participating in the water do-over and we are excited to keep going. If you didn’t catch last week’s post on revisiting your 3 month supply you can see it here. Also Jodi did a post on how she revisited her 3 month plan 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…
  • Jodi’s 3 Month Plan Revisited

    Jodi and Julie
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:20 am
    This week we are going over building a three month supply as part of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015. I have been needing to do this for a while so I sat down and REALLY “did over” my entire plan. I’m going to share my thought process with you and how I actually implemented everything. It may feel a bit ramble-y but that’s the way my brain works, so go easy on me Here we go! Step 1. What is my current system? Several years ago I made my 3 month plan using our excel spreadsheet. I basically just took my regular family recipes and pumped them in, planning to use freezer…
  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 6: 3 Month Supply

    Jodi and Julie
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:42 am
    We are excited to be starting week 6 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! Last week we saw more great progress from all those participating in the water do-over 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!
  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 5: Water

    Jodi and Julie
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    We are excited to be starting week 5 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! Last week we saw more great progress from all those participating in the shelves and organization do-over 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 our Tutorial: How to build a rotating rack in case you missed it. 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…
  • TUTORIAL: How to Build a Rotating Can Rack

    Jodi and Julie
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:45 pm
    One of our most popular posts is the rotating can rack tutorial we created back in 2009. We updated the instructions after we’ve made a few more of them and included the new and improved version in our Food Storage Made Easy eBook program. However, we never got around to updating the blog post with the new info. So as a special treat for you as part of the Food Storage Do-Over WEEK 4 we are giving you brand new instructions and even including the pages from our ebook so you can have a handy printable, yay! So if you are organize your food storage areas and planning your shelving needs…
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    Living the Culinary Life, Every Day.

  • One-Pot Butterflied Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    - A mustard chicken recipe that might keep you from jumping off a bridge. Because chicken is magical. - Snow. Lots of it. Ice on the roads and sidewalks. Gray skies popping in and out of visibility between equally monochromatic buildings and lampposts. If you’re anywhere near the northern and/or eastern part of the country, this is your reality right now. Still bundled up in mittens and earmuffs and wool socks, coat zipped all the way up to your eyeballs, halfheartedly greeting each new day along with the additional four inches of snow it’s brought with it. All of this snow…
  • Cinnamon Apple Cake Recipe with Sour Cream

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    - For this little birthday, as apple cake recipe that takes 15 minutes to prepare. - Guess what? My 8th year blog birthday just passed! That’s right — back on February 4, 2006, I wrote my very first post, about vegan cupcakes. The photo is ridiculous and I didn’t even include a recipe. Wow, things have sure changed. For one thing, this website was called “Wasabimon” back then, a weird nickname I’d picked up on BattleNet, an online gaming community. (Long story… I eventually became “NachoBiznatch” after that – another long story.)…
  • Wintertime Spiced Cranberry Jam

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    - 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…
  • Christmas Pastries: Eclairs with Chocolate Peppermint Ganache

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    - 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…
  • Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Soufflé Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    - How about a pink and white chocolate soufflé recipe for Valentine’s Day? – Yes, please! When it comes to romance, can you think of a culture more associated with grand, sweeping gestures of love than the French? There’s a reason they call Paris “the city of love.” Then it makes sense to celebrate Valentine’s Day with another simple dessert straight out of France’s pastry canon, a recipe for white chocolate soufflé. Plus soufflés only take about 10 minutes of work to create, so you’ll be able to spend your time doing, um, other things with…
 
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  • Los Angeles Brewers Praise Beers from Other Breweries

    Joshua Lurie
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. I asked seven L.A. craft brewers, “What beer from another brewery do you most wish you had brewed, and why?” No surprise, their responses seemed to come from a place of admiration, rather than envy, since that exemplifies the local craft beer community. Julian Shrago (Beachwood BBQ & Brewing) The answer to your question is: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, because who wouldn’t want to start a revolution?! Mark Jilg (Craftsman Brewing Co.) Beer and brewing is very personal thing for me. Originality matters and I try my best to do my own thing whenever…
  • Craft Beer Mergers and Acquisitions

    Sean Inman
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Chicago and New York. Oregon and Washington. Where will ABInBev and their acquisition machine next turn their gaze? It could make for a fun parlor game. It has come to light that ABInBev contacted Cigar City Brewing of Florida, so it seems that the Southeast is in play. But the safe money has it that Colorado and California are probably in the crosshairs. Due to geography and amount of breweries that will fit their mysterious purpose. The Belgian purveyor of watery corn lager seems to be going after established breweries of a certain size that also have…
  • L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

    Joshua Lurie
    26 Feb 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. CRAFT BEER MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Where will ABInBev and their acquisition machine turn next? Sean Inman speculates about local candidates. Also, the Beer of the Week scores 101, and Homework involves a podcast. LOS ANGELES BREWERIES PRAISE BEERS FROM OTHER BREWERIES I asked seven L.A. craft brewers, “What beer from another brewery do you most wish you had brewed, and why?”…
  • Top Barcelona Food + Drink

    Joshua Lurie
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city located in Spain’s eastern region of Catalonia, on the Mediterranean Sea. The city took a turn toward the future by hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics, which helped to transform neighborhoods like Barceloneta. Historic master works by architect Antoni Gaudí and artist Pablo Picasso remain prize draws. Culinary innovators like Ferran Adrià and brother Albert have also impacted the city, but most plates are traditional and still rely on pristine seafood fished from the Med, along with incredible meat and produce from the…
  • Eagle Rock Brewery Public House Pork Chop (Dose of Vitamin P)

    Joshua Lurie
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Forget about finding a burger, flatbread or fried chicken at Eagle Rock Brewery Public House, an ambitious new gastropub from the Eagle Rock Brewery crew, with ERB co-founder Ting Su’s brother Jerry Su helming the kitchen. The former Fatty’s space now features roll-up garage doors, exposed wood rafters, brick walls, a polished wood bar, strings of lights, and eight taps tilted toward Eagle Rock Brewery beers. Some dishes will trigger memory of Jerry Su’s time at Son of a Gun, including Florida-style fish dip, and sliced ham that comes with cornmeal…
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  • Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Greg Henry
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:12 pm
    You remember grilled cheese, don’t you? You dipped it in tomato soup and shoved it into your face when you were a wee one. It was a staple during your college years, because it was cheap to make and did a good job of soaking up all that beer. I still consider it the ultimate comfort food, because it’s hard to beat a buttery, crisp grilled cheese sandwich. However, I’m a full-grown man and sometimes I find that the memory of my childhood favorites are more delicious than their present day reality. To test that theory I made a Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich with all the best…
  • Cauliflower Steak has New School Relevance

    Greg Henry
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Cauliflower. Did you hate it as a kid? Do you find it bland and boring as an adult? Well then I have some bad news for you. You’re old school. Because somehow cauliflower has pushed its way beyond its stodgy past and attained new school relevance. Whether you grill, sear, roast, mash, blend or simply eat a big thick slice of Cauliflower Steak, there are a million creative ways to enjoy this cruciferous vegetable. From Cauliflower Pizza to Cauliflower Ice Cream. I usually enjoy cauliflower as a side dish– tossed with olive oil, sprinkled with bold spices like cumin, coriander or anise,…
  • Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies without a Recipe

    Greg Henry
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies with Blackstrap Molasses and Bourbon. Sweet cookies for complex palates. I’ve said this a million times on this blog, but I don’t have the most attuned sweet tooth. Oftentimes sweet treats are just too one note for me, and they’re almost always too sweet. There are of course exceptions. I’ll devour anything with caramel or burnt sugar. Same with cherry or lemon desserts and anything with a savory shot of booze. In fact liquor is the best way (in my opinion) to keep just about any sweet treat from becoming too cloying. Oh, and pie. I never met…
  • Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

    Ken Eskenazi
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    There’s nothing like a wine tasting tour– get in your car, enjoy the scenery, stop off at a picturesque small (or not so small) tasting room, sample, spit, have a nosh or a nibble, repeat. Well, now there something like it, the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Same concept with a different execution: lose the car and use your feet. Advantages to this tasting strategy include a variety of producers in close proximity, restaurants nearby and the fact that you don’t need to spit or have a designated driver (sorry Uber). I love a good wine tasting tour. For me, varietals are the spice of…
  • Barbareño’s Eucalyptus Ice Cream: Santa Barbara, CA

    Greg Henry
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I recently dined at Barbareño, a new restaurant in Santa Barbara, CA where I was served, among many wonderful things, eucalyptus ice cream. Eucalyptus ice cream. Intriguing, right? Especially to a Californian, because this ice cream tasted so much like California, and particularly of Santa Barbara, that it made my heart ache just a tiny bit – in the most delightful and delicious way. This trip was a homecoming of sorts for me, and the eucalyptus ice cream made it just a little more poignant. I have a long relationship with Santa Barbara, having lived there in the 1980s. I often weave a…
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  • Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

    Denise Woodward
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:05 pm
    I do some of my best recipe development while in the car, alone, listening to music or on the bike at spin class.  My mind wanders, I start thinking about ingredients, herbs and different ways of using them.  My mind plays with the ingredients, and I begin storing these recipes away in my “mental recipe box”.  This recipe came about as I was driving home over the holidays, hungry, which is just as bad as grocery shopping in that state as by the time I pulled into town I was ravishing! As I said, I was hungry and wanted a big bowl of warm comfort food.  I was craving mushrooms…
  • Weekly Menu | Week 4

    Denise Woodward
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    Happy Saturday!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start, and that you have some fun and relaxing things planned.  If you are on the East Coast, keep warm, we heard there is another storm coming in;  brrrrr!  Here is Le Weekly menu (off to the right of the website) and shopping list.  When I started planning the upcoming week’s menu, it started out on the lighter side, then WHAM, it became meat heavy!  Just what we are carving this week, and hoping you enjoy it as well!            Print       Le Weekly / Chez Us…
  • Crushing On

    Denise Woodward
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Not to toot my own horn, but Happy Birthday to me!  48 years ago, I came into this world, and to this day I embrace it with abundance, and am always grateful for life, health and happiness around me.  Not sure what we are doing this weekend but I am happy and content to be where I am (okay, Paris would be a little nicer).  It seems when you get older, the celebrations become more intimate.  Which is fine, but I do have to admit or be honest here, cake, candles and balloons would be kind of fun.  Oh, and champagne!  I have been Crushing On a lot on “me” things this past week…
  • Weekly Menu | Week 3

    Denise Woodward
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day?  Staying in?  Going out?  We are staying in;  grabbed a good bottle of wine that we are really excited to try, it is a Sancere Rouge.  Have you ever had?  We are going to be making these steaks and a soufflé.   Here is the weekly shopping list for next week’s menu planning, Le Weekly.  We are going lighter as we figured after a big weekend of eating it would be nice.  Just one minor change – on Friday, you can cook the pizza in the oven instead of the grill.  That may be easier in some parts of the world!  I cook…
  • Crushing On

    Denise Woodward
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Hello Friends!  Here we are again, half way through February and onto the weekend, and a lovely weekend to that!  Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?  Are you a gooey, lovey dove kind of gal or guy?  While we kind of make fun of it all, as we try to practice loving ways all year long, we do get a tad gooey.  We always stay in, cook something nice and spend a little extra on a nice bottle of wine or bubbles.  While getting all sappy, looking into each other eyes, listening to Barry White – NOT!  It can be fun, so I am not knocking it this year!  Speaking of celebrations, I am…
 
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  • Crispy Honey-Orange Fried Shrimp

    Jennifer Pallian
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Crispy fried shrimp in an addictive sticky, spicy honey-orange sauce. Quick and easy! The post Crispy Honey-Orange Fried Shrimp appeared first on Foodess.
  • Moussaka Shepherd’s Pie

    Jennifer Pallian
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Rich cinnamon-scented meat sauce, creamy potatoes, tender zucchini and eggplant - all the comforting deliciousness of moussaka, in a quick shepherd's pie. The post Moussaka Shepherd’s Pie appeared first on Foodess.
  • One-Bowl Carrot-Spice Oatmeal Muffins

    Jennifer Pallian
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    These easy oatmeal muffins are packed with carrots, cranberries and spice - and only one bowl required! They're from Brown Eggs and Jam Jars, reviewed here. The post One-Bowl Carrot-Spice Oatmeal Muffins appeared first on Foodess.
  • Tomato, Beef & Macaroni Soup

    Jennifer Pallian
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    A comforting, homey Tomato, Beef & Macaroni Soup. The post Tomato, Beef & Macaroni Soup appeared first on Foodess.
  • Homemade Magic Chocolate Shell

    Jennifer Pallian
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    Homemade Magic Chocolate Shell - it magically hardens the second it touches cold ice cream, enveloping it in a chocolatey hug that cracks at with the tap of a spoon. The post Homemade Magic Chocolate Shell appeared first on Foodess.
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    80 Breakfasts

  • Guava Bars

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

    14 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    I was at our neighborhood coffee shop yesterday morning.  I woke up a just a tiny bit earlier so I could sneak a solo coffee before I went to market.  Which I suppose is a funny thing to do on Valentines, but I love it when I have time to grab a cup of coffee before heading to the market on Saturdays, so there you go.  Just me, my flat white, doing my little (and I do mean little) market list, and watching my neighbors.  A little bit of calm before the weekend bursts upon us.I sat there, like I have done many Saturdays before, sipping my coffee, looking around.  I let…
  • Quick Blueberry and Chia Seed Jam

    4 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    Did I ever tell you that my father was a photographer?  If not by profession then definitely by heart.  Long before the arrival of digital cameras, he lugged his (what seemed to me then) huge camera everywhere.  I had to pose for so many photos.  “Look up…look left…look down…chin up…”  I obeyed like the dutiful daughter that I was (still am actually).  And then there were the photos that weren’t posed…which where much worse.  Did I ever tell you that I am an ugly sleeper?  Well, we have the photos that prove it.  As we do the…
  • 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…
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    Edible Garden

  • Bhel Puri Recipe, How to Make Bhel Poori Step by Step

    8 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Bhel puri (or bhel poori, bhelpuri) is no doubt the most common chaat on the streets of Mumbai alongside the popular pav bhaji. In fact, I first had my taste of Bhel Puri in Chennai Marina Beach where a vendor mixed it up and put them in newspaper cones for curious 8-year-old me. While it was probably not as authentic as the Bhel Puri you find in Mumbai, I was hooked! How can a simple fistful of ingredients and sauces create something so delicious, I wondered. Well, I guess I now know that there's nothing very simple about the flavours incorporated into the chaat chutneys and the quick mix of…
  • 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…
 
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    The Italian Dish

  • Strawberries Stuffed with Mascarpone Cheese

    [Elaine]
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    If you're like me, most of the time for Valentine's I prefer to stay home and prepare a nice dinner myself. And it's not just because Valentine's Day is notorious for being a bad night to go out, but... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • 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!
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  • Broccoli Slaw

    Lori Lange
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a fabulous side dish salad to serve with grilled meats or pulled pork:  Broccoli Slaw I have to admit.  I absolutely love this salad.  I mean… I really, really love it.  I tend to have an affinity for the sweeter things in life, and this slaw has a sweet and tangy dressing.  So for us sweets-lovers, this recipe is for us.  More things about this slaw that make it appealing:  it’s crunchy and colorful and delicious.  Continue Reading Broccoli Slaw... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 10 commentsThe post Broccoli Slaw appeared first on RecipeGirl.
  • Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine

    Lori Lange
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a delicious and easy pasta recipe:  Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine This is a comforting pasta dish full of hot fettuccine noodles that have been tossed in a light cream sauce with oodles of sauteed mushrooms and chicken.  My husband and I happily gobbled up every bite of this dinner.  My 13-year old is still refusing to eat mushrooms.  I’m thankful that he’s beginning to eat tomatoes… and that he’s fairly willing to try most other vegetables, but I just can’t get him to eat those darn mushrooms.  Oh well, more for me!  I keep telling him that…
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Lori Lange
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    Simply the best version of this classic recipe: Pineapple Upside Down Cake A friend of mine was coming over to our house for a visit with her boyfriend (who happened to be having a birthday).  She asked if I might be willing to whip up a pineapple upside down cake for the occasion as her boyfriend was crazy about this variety.  Since I didn’t already have this cake on the website, I was happy to take on the challenge.  I baked it once and it wasn’t quite perfect enough.  I made some minor changes, baked it again, and it was absolutely perfect.  In fact, it was so perfect that…
  • Winter Dinner Party Menu

    Sandy Coughlin
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Breathing life and friendship into the cold winter months, today I’m sharing a Winter Dinner Party Menu, with all the details of a warm, cozy gathering for your next in-home dinner party! Since we’re in the middle of winter, and winter parties are all about the guests–you know, making the party cozy, fun, lively, with good conversation–we decided to set a bright, cheery table with red and white polka-dot napkins, and to ask our guests a few questions to keep the party light and fun. Continue Reading Winter Dinner Party Menu... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 7 commentsThe post Winter…
  • Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Sweet Paprika

    Lori Lange
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is just a crazy- good roasted chicken recipe:  Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Sweet Paprika I roasted this chicken for my family on the night before Valentine’s Day- our Friday night dinner.  It really couldn’t have been any easier to make.  The chicken is brushed with olive oil, and then it’s rubbed with a simple mixture of orange zest, paprika, salt and pepper.  After it has roasted in the oven for about 45 minutes, you sneak it out of the oven to wrap it in bacon, then it’s back into the oven until the bacon is crispy and the chicken is cooked through…
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  • Mi Cocina Es Tuya – Cafe Latino in Crystal Palace

    Su-Lin
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    It turns out that I’m one bus ride away from Crystal Palace, which I’ve been wanting to visit for a while to see the Victorian dinosaur models in Crystal Palace park. Of course, the Sunday I chose turned out to be freezing and wet, all the more reason to stay for a long lunch at nearby Mi Cocina Es Tuya, one of only two Venezuelan restaurants in London (and this was the only one for a long time). It’s a remarkably cosy and friendly place and the owner will happily engage in discourse on Venezuela and music and music in Venezuela. I love the fruit shakes that one sees on the…
  • Taco Rice

    Su-Lin
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    I’ve been wanting to cook this Japanese dish for a long time. I say Japanese but to be more specific, taco rice originated in Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan and where the US military has a presence. I guess it’s no surprise then that this mishmash of Tex-Mex and Japanese cuisines developed there! There’s no carnitas or barbacoa here – we’re getting down and homey with seasoned minced beef. And the toppings are just as you’d find them at any proper Tex-Mex joint – shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes. And all of it on rice. The dish is…
  • Greek Affair in Notting Hill

    Su-Lin
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    A group of us from work recently celebrated a colleague’s birthday at Greek Affair in Notting Hill, a small homey Greek restaurant that I’ve been wanting to try for a while, especially after hearing about their Grand Meze menu. This is a selection of ten starters (meze) and four main courses and is available for a minimum of two people (£22 per person). For our large group, this was a great choice, taking away much of the decision making process that can take forever when there are so many of us! The restaurant was much larger than expected and our large group was seated in the…
  • The Chinese New Year Menu at HKK London

    Su-Lin
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    It’s Chinese New Year on Thursday 19 February and we’ll be entering the Year of the Sheep then (sometimes also referred to as the Year of the Goat). To celebrate this occasion, I was invited to try the Chinese New Year menu at HKK, part of the Hakkasan Group here in London. HKK only serves tasting menus in the evening but from 26 January to 28 February, the menu is one specially designed by Tong Chee Hwee, executive head chef of the Hakkasan Group, with all eight of China’s great regional cuisines represented – a veritable culinary journey through the country. We were…
  • 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…
 
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  • 30 Days of Vitamix: Vert du Jour (Green of the day smoothie)

    Jacqueline Church
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Green smoothie of the day – today’s green smoothie has a smooth frothy texture, fiber, a bit of protein and lots of refreshing sweet-tart flavor. Sweetness comes entirely from the citrus and we get an antioxidant boost from the matcha and the mint. With a Vitamix you can blend oats and even seeds into a perfectly smooth drink. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1/2 Granny Smith apple 1/2 Sumo (or other) orange 1 1/2 small Japanese (or English) cucumber Two small frozen kale chunks* two springs fresh mint leaves, stripped off stem 3 TBSP oats soaked in water ten minutes 1 tsp matcha small handful…
  • 30 Days of Vitamix: Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie – The Un-chunky Monkey

    Jacqueline Church
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Yesterday started out with a frenzy of work, the early morning punctuated by the image of some gorgeous brownies topped with salted peanut butter frosting. Occupational hazard of food writing is that you get a steady stream of enticing food images and recipes every minute of every day. I was so tempted. Brownies, after all, are so quick to make. But the day was stacked. I began to think of simply scooping peanut butter with hunks of chocolate. Not that I’ve ever done that before. Of course I have. Then I remembered Red, AKA my sexy new pro Vitamix. I decided to make a smoothie version…
  • Thoughts on the Boston Globe Travel Expo

    Jacqueline Church
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    As a Globe Correspondent, I was invited to attend the 10th Annual Boston Globe Travel Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center last weekend. Cruises dominated the areas nearest the entrance and Aruba had a huge presence. All I could think was “Norovirus” and “Natalee Holloway”. I moved quickly past both. I wanted to see what companies might be offering different travel experiences – who would be using technology in interesting ways? Who would be talking about reducing the carbon footprint or eco-tourism? Who would speak to the traveler not looking for a family…
  • See you at the Boston Globe Travel Expo!

    Jacqueline Church
    7 Feb 2015 | 9:40 pm
    So excited to be heading to the Boston Globe Travel Expo. I’m looking forward to the culinary demos, meeting old friends and editors, and making new acquaintances. While many of my regular readers know about my focus on food, they may not be as familiar with the travel writing I’ve done. As much as I love food, it was travel that first inspired me. From my earliest days, I would lose myself in the Canary-bordered National Geographic Society magazines. How I loved learning about far-flung places around the globe. Secretly, I made lists of destinations: Xi’an and the armies of…
  • Winter

    Jacqueline Church
    6 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
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    Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

  • The New Sutter Home Red Blend Wine & A Pasta Pairing

    The Food Hunter
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter There are two categories of wine at our house, the "everyday" affordable wine and the "special occasion" expensive wine. Though I have my favorites in each category I am always looking to add more variety. I was recently sent a few bottle of the new Sutter Home Red Blend to try and quickly decided it was a perfect fit for the "everyday" category. The California blend of Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet is affordable at $7 a bottle and extremely food friendly. It paired well with our Friday night pizza and also with the veal & porcini pasta sauce in the dish below.
  • Arizona Wine & Dine Festival

    The Food Hunter
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:36 am
    By: The Food Hunter The 4th Annual Wine & Dine event, hosted by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, is scheduled to take place on Thursday April 2, from 5:00-8:00pm. Nineteen of the Valley's top resort and hotel restaurants will gather at the hip Scottsdale Quarter for a high-energy, upscale celebration of food and wine. Boutique wines, provided by Young's Market Company, and craft beers will be paired with each culinary delight to ensure a palate-pleasing experience in a fun, festive atmosphere. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Shining Star Band. There…
  • Chianti Beef Stew

    The Food Hunter
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter There's something about adding wine to slow cooking meals that is both comforting and sophisticated. Maybe it's the earthy aroma that over takes the house, I don't know, but whatever it is I find I am drawn to cooking with wine. The next time you are thinking stew I highly encourage you to try this Chianti Beef Stew; unless of course you are a vegetarian. The beef is cooked for hours in an Italian red wine making it extremely tender and the sauce much more flavorful. Although most stews include potatoes, I much prefer substituting them for a crusty piece of bread for…
  • Silere Alpine Merino Lamb...Review & Recipes

    The Food Hunter
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with lots of wonderful food related products; things I otherwise would not have tried. Most recently I was given a chance to review two different cuts of Silere Alpine Merino Lamb. The kind folks at Marx Foods, who I’ve worked with several times in the past, sent me some Merino loin filets & French racks to try. Prior to this I had actually never heard of Silere Alpine Merino Lamb, so I did what I do best and researched it. Here’s what I found out: Merino, a New Zealand breed of lamb are slow growers which makes…
  • Eating Whole Foods: Vegetable & Bean Soup

    The Food Hunter
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    By: The Food Hunter Soup is a favorite dish of mine, specially the one bowl will fill you kind. This Italian Bean Soup fits the bill. It's loaded with good for you vegetables, beans and farro making it a satisfying meal for either lunch or dinner. Though the soup doesn't take long to cook I would recommend making it ahead of time as it gets better the longer it sits.  ****Enter Below to win a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card**** Vegetable & Bean Soup (printable recipe) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 celery ribs, sliced 8-10 ounces, chopped baby spinach 1 medium leek, white…
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    Flanboyant Eats™: Latin Fusion Cooking & Tasty Travels Under Pressure!™

  • The Green Life: Bleu Cheese, Pear and Candied Pecan Salad

    Chef B
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Staying fit and healthy is some serious work. It’s a sacrifice I’m learning I have an incredible difficult time with. It’s not an easy job if you’re not naturally blessed with “thin” genes. I have a propensity for thickness. I’m short. Very short. That also creates a host of pressures. …
  • The 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse… And a Cleaner Me

    Chef B
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The vibrancy of these fruits are exactly how fresh and bright I feel. I am over the moon thrilled this Monday afternoon. I feel like I’m looking at a new me! Wait. What? A new me? Who’s the old me? Didn’t even know there was an old me. Oh, the …
  • Israel’s Vibe via Instagram

    Chef B
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    (view from a boutique in Tel Aviv; because yes, I went shopping!) Happy Friday. ¡Feliz viernes, friends! It’s been a bit since I’ve been able to sit down and pen my thoughts, share a beautiful savory recipe, let alone tantalize us all with new desserts. I have some flans in …
  • 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 …
 
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    Tiny Farmhouse

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

    Amy
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    On a rainy, rainy night the first week in December, we – and by “we”, I mean JR, me, and 10 others – first sampled the dish that would inspire this one. Ooohs and ahhhhs ensued as the dish was passed around the table, just one bite for each of us, then back to the lucky woman who had actually had the brains to order it. We – all 12 of us – were at Al Forno in Providence for a birthday celebration, and the other Amy at the table – the smart one – scored the winning dish of the evening, called (something along the lines of) Pasta with Pumpkin and Four Cheeses. If you’ve…
  • 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…
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    Food Loves Writing

  • How to Make an All-Butter Pie Crust Perfect Every Time (Technique)

    Shanna Mallon
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:06 pm
    One of the biggest surprises we had while we were working on the cookbook was regarding pie crust—and how hard the making of it can be to explain. Fact: There are lots of ways to make pie crust, many of them good. The technique that we use, however, is kind of special. It involves an all-butter, high-butter recipe that comes together in minutes, no chilling, and bakes light and flaky every time. You can do it with whole-grain spelt flour (as shown here) or with white spelt flour or with white or whole-grain einkorn flour (as in the book) or with all-purpose flour. This is my mom’s…
  • Gingered Pear Einkorn Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping

    Shanna Mallon
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dear Mama Madison, I can’t believe we’re actually here, I’m actually writing this post, your belly is swelling bigger with every Instagram photo and every day ticks us one closer to the day little he or she arrives. I can’t believe it because I’m so I’m terrible at hoping, so eager to protect myself, so always shocked by every sweetness, every joy, every pure delight God gives us. I have felt guilt about this before, about my weak faith and great fear, and I have looked ahead to parenthood counting all the ways I’ll mess up because of it and because…
  • Flash Giveaway: The Einkorn Cookbook

    Shanna Mallon
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Hi guys. Just a quick post to say that we want to give away a signed copy of The Einkorn Cookbook to one of you here this Valentine’s week. We’re going to make it super simple and accept entries now through 11:59 PM CST on Saturday, February 14. CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. (UPDATE 2/15: The winner, per Random.org, is commenter #33 Felicia! Congratulations!) To enter: In keeping with the spirit of Valentine’s Day, comment here naming something specific you like about someone you love. It doesn’t need to be your significant other; it could be your mom or your roommate or your…
  • Valentine’s Heart Cakes with Homemade Chocolate Shell

    Shanna Mallon
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:06 pm
    You dislike gimmicks. Gimmicks are not your thing. The first Valentine’s Day we spent together, we argued about this, because while most of the world knows that February 14 is just another day, to the woman you ended up marrying, it could potentially be an indicator of whether or not the two of us were in love. So here you are, four years later, having spent your past several Valentine’s Days doing things like surprising me with chocolate-covered strawberries and helping me sew felt hearts on our outfits and baking heart-shaped pizzas late at night. Last year, you cooked me a…
  • garlic ginger vegetarian tacos with sweet and spicy cabbage slaw

    Shanna Mallon
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Recap of this past week: Monday morning we found out we’re having a boy (!), Tuesday we found out my computer’s hard drive might be broken (!), Wednesday we found out it was just the cable that goes to the hard drive (!) and today we found a fresh bin of organic fruits and vegetables delivered to our front door. That’s life, isn’t it, filled with surprises that delight us, discourage us and change our schedules sufficiently to remind us we’re not in control, a theme I keep coming back to this year. Right now, I’m mostly feeling the blessing it is to get to…
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    White on Rice Couple

  • Tokyo Food Journey with ANA & Video of Coffee Culture

    Todd &#38; Diane
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    Tokyo has always been on our our favorite cities in the world to visit. On our first visit we hopped on a plane in 2009 on an impromptu personal adventure trip and it was one of the best trips of our lives. We still remember all those delicious and wonderful moments in Tokyo. The food, style, culture and coffee was better than we had even imagined. (...)Read the rest of Tokyo Food Journey with ANA & Video of Coffee Culture (764 words) © Todd & Diane for White on Rice Couple, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: The post Tokyo Food Journey with ANA &…
  • Our Favorite Hokolo Giveaway on Great.ly and A Great Baked Egg Breakfast

    Todd &#38; Diane
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:46 am
    It’s not very often that we share giveaways here on the blog because we really have to get super excited about new products that are unique and different. There’s so much great hand made products out there, it’s hard to decide what to write about. So much great shopping, so little time! But we’ve been introduced to GREAT.LY a few months ago and are really loving what they’re doing over there. GREAT.LY is all about shopping and selling handmade, one of a kind products made by awesome designers and artists around the country. The GREAT.LY community is for…
  • Japanese Yuzu Sherbet Recipe & Eating In-Flight with ANA

    Todd &#38; Diane
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    Hi Friends, we’re back from a beautifully-chilly winter in Tokyo and it feels so great to be back home where it’s a consistent 75 degrees F. Funny how spoiled we are when we’re able to head to the dog-beach for weekly romps in the Southern California Pacific Ocean. We feel so lucky to hop on a plane for work, explore new cultures, foods, traditions and come back to share our adventures with you. And best of all, to share recipes inspired from our trip. It’s hard to not want to get back in the kitchen to cook up food that blew our minds from amazing trips. After this jaunt to Tokyo,…
  • What’s it like to eat at Tsukiji outer market? A Video for you to taste.

    Todd &#38; Diane
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    Hello from gorgeous Tokyo! We’re here for a week on a feasting adventure and cultural photo project thanks to a wonderful collaboration with All Nippon Airways (ANA). We shared our inspired recipe for this trip a few days ago. You can read about it here We’ve made the most of our 3 full days here so far. There’s so much to share, we don’t know where to start. Exploring food culture and photographing Tokyo’s diverse culinary scene has been incredible. We wanted to give you a glimpse and taste of what it’s like to be at one of our favorite places in the…
  • Fluffy Japanese Cotton Cheesecake and a Tokyo Feasting Trip

    Todd &#38; Diane
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:04 am
    Funny how when you think or visualize of something you want, it happens. Stay focused and consumed with making things happen, it’ll become a reality. During the holidays we were talking about the “gut” feeling of going on a trip in early 2015. We were craving an international trip AND wanting to explore a new dessert. We’re still pinching ourselves because both are happening and it doesn’t get anymore real than this! Where to start to share? Well since you’re gazing at these cake pictures, let’s talk about cake first. We’ve wanted to make this alluring Japanese cotton…
 
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    Bay Area Bites

  • Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

    NPR Food
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Nahun Villagomez Sanchez washes freshly dug Red LaSoda potatoes at T&D Willey Farms near Madera, Calif. Photo: Dan Charles/NPR Listen to the Story on Morning Edition: http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2015/02/20150226_me_do_your_veggies_depend_on_workers_who_lack_legal_rights.mp3 By Dan Charles, The Salt at NPR Food (2/26/15) The political battle over immigration, now provoking a confrontation between Congress and the White House, touches all of us in one very direct way: our food. That salad mix, and those apples, may well have been harvested by workers who arrived here in the U.S.
  • Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

    Alix Wall
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Cortney Burns in the Bar Tartine pantry. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend Cortney Burns and Nicolaus Balla could be considered major fermentation geeks. As is evident to anyone who has eaten Bar Tartine’s border-crossing food – heavily influenced by Hungary and Japan, but with other culinary influences, too – or seen their new cookbook, Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes (Chronicle Books) the chefs have exponentially more projects going at any one time than most. So when Bay Area Bites asked for a tour of their pantry, we were thrilled when they said yes. In one smaller refrigerator, they…
  • Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

    NPR Food
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Siblings Jessica and Oliver Schaap of Holland, Mich., test out the temporary vegetable tattoos known as Tater Tats. Photo: Courtesy of Jenna Weiler By Eliza Barclay, The Salt at NPR Food (2/25/15) If you really love vegetables and want to tell the world, there are many ways to do so. You can join a community supported agriculture group, or CSA. You can plant a garden in your front yard. And you can broadcast your passion with t-shirt or sticker slogan like “Eat More Kale” or “Powered By Plants.” Now, there’s also the option of adorning your body with vegetable…
  • Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

    NPR Food
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Black tea with milk. Animation: Meredith Rizzo/NPR By Alison Bruzek, The Salt at NPR Food (2/24/15) Tea is a daily ritual for millions of Britons. And the British are very specific about how they take their cuppa: black, traditionally with milk and sugar. In 1946,George Orwell wrote an essay in which he claimed to have cracked the code to putting together the perfect cup of tea with milk. But taste preferences can be very individual, so his solution may not be your ideal brew. “Tea is not like something you can reliably make without really paying attention to detail,” says Mark…
  • Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

    CUESA
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Orchard photo courtesy of Devoto Orchards & Gardens By Brie Mazurek, CUESA (2/20/15) Californians have been enjoying summer weather in the dead of winter, but the downside is that unseasonably warm temperatures could threaten many of our favorite foods. The state experienced its warmest winter on record last year, and according to current reports, this year could shape up to be another record breaker, compounded by a four-year drought. California produces the vast majority of our country’s fruits and nuts, and farmers are worried because they depend on water and winter chill for their…
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    Umami Girl

  • Feeling Bookish

    Carolyn
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Oh, winter. Can you be over soon, please? My fingers poked through the tips of this year’s gloves weeks ago. (Not unusual for me — don’t wanna talk about it.) Yesterday my new e-tip gloves arrived. They look like robot monster claws and are nine sizes too big, but I already took the tags off. Instead of nimbly […]
  • Vegetarian Muffuletta and tips for a successful Mardi Gratzer Celebration

    Carolyn
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Day of festivity, masquerade, debauchery. Last-ditch, all-out effort at fun until Easter. Un-Valentine’s Day for singles. I’ll be honest. None of this really speaks to me. I prefer to celebrate Mardi Gratzer — Mardi Gras’ slightly more neurotic, less fun-loving, homebody cousin, derived from my maiden name. Mardi Gratzer takes a […]
  • The Sidelong Glance: A Cocktail for Valentine’s Day

    Carolyn
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:44 am
    “Mom? Connor Is a cool dude. He’s really smart. He knows the capitols. And about wars. And Vitamin C. No wait. What is it? Calcium.” That’s great, kiddo. I like that you noticed that. I like when you’re a good friend. Let’s be quiet now, okay? Time to sleep. She rests her head on my […]
  • A Visit to Paris

    Carolyn
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It’s an actual fact of life that every article ever written about Paris has the word “romantic” in its first sentence. Even this one. See? But our family’s relationship with Paris is less romantic and more like that albatross of Facebook statuses, “It’s complicated.” The one that means, “I’m secretly sleeping with three people and […]
  • 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 […]
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    MarxFoods.com Blog

  • Cricket & Scallop Potstickers

    Matthew
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    Cricket & Scallop Potstickers Want to try adding crickets to your diet without feeling like you’re eating crickets?  Here’s a tasty way: mixed in to potstickers!  Ground crickets add extra protein, nutrients, crunch and earthiness to the scallop filling.  Enjoy! Ingredients:                            Makes 6 Appetizer or 4 Light Entrée Servings Filling: 1/4lb Shucked Bay Scallops 1 scant cup Crickets 2 tsp Minced Ginger 1 tsp Minced Garlic 1 tsp Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Heavy Cream 1-1/2 Tbsp Minced Chives Dipping Sauce: 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Rice Wine…
  • Announcement: Cast Your Vote! Silere Alpine Origin Merino Review Contest

    Matthew
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We recently selected 10 awesome food bloggers to participate in our Silere Alpine Origin Merino review contest! We armed them with Frenched Racks and Loin Fillets, asked them to cook their hearts out, feast on some lamb, and post thorough, honest reviews of their experience cooking and eating Silere Alpine Origin Merino. Well, the reviews are in and we need your help choosing the winner! Check out the reviews below and let us know who you think provided the most thorough, candid, and honest review! The winner of the contest will receive a $500 credit to MarxFoods.com, plus a feature on our…
  • Announcement: Dried Mushrooms and Dried Chiles Giveaway

    Matthew
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Hey food bloggers! Want to experiment with some awesome dried mushrooms and dried chiles? We have an assortment of samples available and would love to send some your way to try. We always like to hear about how people are using our products, so if you end up posting about the ingredients on your blog, please send us a link. You might event get your post featured on our social media pages! If you’d rather just experiment on your own, that’s fine, too! Samples are available on a first come first serve basis while supplies last, so if you want in on these goodies, please email Becca at becca…
  • Veal Philly Cheesesteaks

    Matthew
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    Veal Philly Cheesesteaks with Veggies & Chipotle Mayonnaise Playfully delicious, this quirky dish uses an upper crust ingredient in a working man’s (& woman’s) sandwich.  Don’t miss the easy chipotle mayo recipe below.  It couldn’t be easier, but it adds such an addictive touch of heat and smoke that you’ll be wanting to put it on all your sandwiches & burgers. Wine Pairing: Syrah Ingredients:               Makes 4 Servings 1 to 1 1/2lbs Pasture Raised Veal RostBiff (aka Hip, Sirloin) 1 Red Bell Pepper 1 Onion, medium diced 4 slices American Cheese 4oz…
  • Termite Salad

    Matthew
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
      Termite Salad with Mango-Orange Vinaigrette This salad balances the earthy and nutty addition of high-protein insects with a bright tropical citrus vinaigrette. Ingredients:                                                   
 
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    Alosha's Kitchen

  • Balela

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    BalelaIngredients2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed1/2 cup (packed) chopped fresh mint1/2 cup (packed) chopped fresh parsley1/2 large red onion, diced1 pint grape tomatoes, halved (or 4 roma tomatoes, chopped)Dressing:1 large jalapeno, minced2 large cloves garlic, grated2 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp lemon juice1/4 cup apple cider vinegarSalt and pepper to tasteMethodIn a large salad bowl, lightly mix together the chickpeas, black beans, mint, parsley, onion, and tomatoes.In a small bowl, whisk together the jalapeno pepper, garlic, olive…
  • Cheater Korean Beef Stir Fry

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    Cheater Korean Beef Stir FryIngredients1/2 tablespoon sesame oil1.5 pounds lean ground beef or venison4 large cloves garlic, minced1/4 cup brown sugar1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce2 teaspoons minced ginger2 teaspoons chili garlic saucesalt and pepper1 bunch scallions, chopped1 pound broccoli crowns, chopped into stems and florets and steamed2 large carrots, julienned (or 1 cup pre-shredded)MethodHeat the sesame oil in a large, deep skillet or wok over medium-high. Brown the beef, breaking into small chunks, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Toss in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Single Crust Chicken Pot Pie

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    Single Crust Chicken Pot PieIngredients1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces1 large carrot, diced1 large stalk celery, chopped1 medium Russet potato, peeled and cubed small2/3 cup frozen green peas2/3 cup frozen corn2 tablespoons butter1/2 medium sweet onion, finely chopped1/4 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon dried thyme1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon celery seed (optional)1/3 cup milk1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crustMethodPreheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, celery, potatoes, peas and corn. Add…
  • Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressing

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressingslightly adapted from Pinch of YumIngredientsFor the dressing:1/3 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil3 cloves garlic, peeled3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce2 tablespoons water2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar2 tablespoons honey1 tablespoon sesame oil1 tablespoon grated gingerFor the salad:16 ounces frozen shelled edamame5-oz bag baby kale (or kale-spinach mix)3 large carrots2 bell peppers (I prefer red, orange, yellow in this)1 cup cilantro leaves3 green onions3/4 cup cashewsMethodPuree all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • 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…
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    ecomii food & health alternative blog

  • Using a Plant-Based Diet to Prevent Cancer

    Neal Barnard M.D.
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    A new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that most Americans have only a vague notion about what causes cancer. Only 35 percent know that red meat is linked to an increased cancer risk, and fewer than half of Americans realize that a plant-based, high-fiber diet can actually reduce their odds [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Delicious 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 [...]
 
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    Meal Makeover Mom KITCHEN!

  • Tips for Adding More Protein to Your Diet + Protein Power Breakfast Parfait {Podcast #261}

    Meal Makeover Moms
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Add great flavor and a healthy boost of high-quality protein to your family’s breakfast with this Protein Power Breakfast Parfait. Made with layers of cottage cheese, high-protein cereal, walnuts, and fruit, each serving has an impressive 19 grams of protein.Parents often worry that their kids aren’t eating enough protein, but as you’ll learn on this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast, it may be more important to focus on the distribution of protein throughout the day versus the total amount.Health experts recommend we consume 10 to 35% of our daily calories from…
  • Chocolate Cranberry Bark {Recipe Redux Chocolate Pairing Challenge}

    Liz
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    Just a few bites of this luscious Chocolate Cranberry Bark is all it takes to satisfy a sweet tooth. This easy-to-make chocolate treat pairs up perfectly with tart cranberries, sliced almonds, crystalized ginger, shredded coconut, and an unexpected mix-in: hemp seeds.   Dark chocolate is my weakness. My kids … not so much. They prefer milk chocolate, but for me, the darker the better. A few bites make my taste buds happy, and when I combine those bites with tart and chewy dried cranberries, crunchy almonds, and crystalized ginger, the flavors are even better.Satisfy your sweet tooth…
  • A Roundup of Over a Dozen Healthier Valentine’s Day Treats

    Meal Makeover Moms
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:41 am
    Who needs a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day when you can celebrate with these healthier, homemade treats instead. From mini chocolate cupcakes made with wild blueberries, whole wheat flour, and a lightened-up frosting to brownies sweetened naturally with dates, surprise your family with one of these better-for-you desserts from dietitians who still love to splurge.If you think registered dietitians don’t love sweet-tasting desserts, guess again. But like us, as you’ll see from these dozen-plus Valentine recipes, they can’t resist adding nutrient-rich, naturally…
  • Apple Walnut Challah Bread Pudding

    Liz
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    This Apple Walnut Challah Bread Pudding is both sweet and savory, and your family will love it dipped in ketchup or served with a drizzle of maple syrup on top.I’ve been snowbound A LOT lately, so besides catching up on work and shoveling my driveway (A LOT), I’ve been cooking up a storm. Literally!Apple Walnut Challah Bread Pudding for #breakfast = good #nutrition for your family. Yes pleaseClick To TweetThis bread pudding is my latest kitchen creation, and it hit the spot this morning before we all headed out to clear 12-plus new inches of snow.On weekends, I love to make…
  • 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…
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    SaltShaker

  • You Think You Deserve a Tip? Here’s a Tip…

    dan
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    I get asked, a lot, for “coaching” or whatever the current buzzword is on opening a closed door restaurant. While it’s hard to distill the nearly 10 years of Casa S and all the dinners I used to do in NYC, plus a couple of decades of restaurant experience, down to anything that resembles the reality, I’ve come up with a few salient points for anyone venturing into this to think about before taking the plunge: – First, anti-restaurants are restaurants, they’re just in a home or other space rather than a designated commercial building, and they’re not a…
  • Back to Work!

    dan
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Back last Wednesday and back to work on Thursday with a trio of dinners into the weekend. Just a quick round-up…. Fresh calamari and prawn salad, cherry tomatoes, celery, dressed with lemon, miso, celery leaf, rice vinegar, mirin, salt and white pepper; served over a pureed medium spicy rocoto sauce and garnished with cilantro. A little different take on our gazpacho – first off, the base from roasted vegetables – plum tomatoes, red bell peppers, red onions, red chili, and garlic – pureed with olive oil, red wine vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Served with lightly…
  • Last Glimpses of San José

    dan
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:44 pm
    I’ve had this slowly growing realization over the last few years that I really don’t like to go on vacation. Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel, I love to see and do new things, I love to meet new people. It’s the “vacating” part of vacation that I’m not enamored with – when I run out of things to do in a particular place, or just don’t feel like going out and doing anything, when the thing to do is sit by a pool and read a book or something of that sort, I just want to go home. It’s not that I’m incapable, by any means, of…
  • The Jacó Pop-Up

    dan
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:15 am
    Books tend to start or end with acknowledg-ments, dinners rarely do. This pop-up event that I’ve been teasing you with over the last week or so started off as the glimmer of an idea in the mind of a chef turned hospitality consultant, Jon Hochstat. Jon and I were active in the New York restaurant world in the same time period, have quite a few mutual friends, it’s actually pretty surprising we never met during that era, long before he found his way to Jacó, Costa Rica. Somewhere along the line a couple of years ago, Jon scribbled down a journal entry about bringing the…
  • Where Life’s a Beach

    dan
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Look, Jacó, Costa Rica, is not going to win any awards for World’s Most Beautiful City, or Best Place in the World to Dine, or anything else of the sort. The town of 10,000 is pretty much a strip mall of bars, restaurants, surf and souvenir shops. There seem to be two kinds of tourists here, at least traditionally – surfers, because I gather that this is some of the best surfing in Central America, and middle aged (or older) men who are “on a fishing trip with friends” getting away from their wives or girlfriends in order to smoke dope, snort cocaine, drink to…
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    LoveFeast Table

  • LoveFeast Girls ~ New Journeys

    Kristin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:03 am
    Our journey began almost 21 years ago. Within minutes of meeting each other we were dreaming about potential entrepreneurial things. We went on to raise our first 7 tinies together, spent countless hours sharing meals and shared a commercial space with two different businesses. My husband and I ran a coffee shop and Chris Ann sold her antiques on our third floor. Our lives took a major shift about nine years later and had our families move miles apart. But, distance was never a deterrent. We continued to dream and scheme a start up or some kind of collaborative venture. One day over sweet…
  • Food For Creating Hygge

    Chris Ann
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Even with the promise of Spring down the road a bit, Winter is still just not giving up.  Many of us, especially those of us in the north are thinking about warm- weathered spring breaks.  But, in-between hopes of spring and vacations, we still have to… survive. In Minnesota, there are many days where the light is bright but the sky is opaque.  Just now, out my window such an atmosphere is flittering snow that is dancing through the air and landing on frozen ground.  This is a day to keep Hygge in mind. Hygge (prounounced “HUE-gah”) A Danish word which means the…
  • NEW from the Home & Gift Market

    Chris Ann
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    We’re so excited to share with you a bit of what we found at the New York City Market for Home + Lifestyle.  And, we had another look at some treasure we still think fit nicely into the LoveFeast esthetic.  For instance the heirloom worthy, Provence Platters made out of vintage wine barrels will never go out of style. We found woven velvet pillows of pristine quality that will blend seamlessly with our Velvet Plush Pumpkins.  And, other treasures and gifts that will make you ooh and ahh.  We’re working hard to load them up in the shop. But here is a sneak peak of what’s…
  • New York City Market 2015 Sneak Peek!

    lovefeasttable
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    We started the beginning of 2015 at one of the most inspirational places for home decor and gifts, the New York City Home + Lifestyle Market.  There we walked the aisles, meeting new friends and greeting old.  We discovered beautiful wares and must have gift and home decor. We can’t wait to share more with you as we load up the new products starting this spring! With a discerning eye for beautiful things, high quality, and inspiration, we are curating the perfect things for you, your home, and gifts you wish to give! Sign up for our NEWSLETTER so you don’t miss a thing!
  • LoveFeast Shop Newsletter

    lovefeasttable
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:13 pm
    We love to create community and would love for you to know more about what is happening at LoveFeast Shop! If you sign up for our newsletter, we are constantly sending out special sales, events and tips. FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2015!! Plus, you will be the first to find out about all the NEW products from LoveFeast Shop we’ll be adding this Spring! It’s super easy….just click HERE. Fill out the fields and sign up! Here’s a little hint, there just might be, a special something via email for you tomorrow! (Special thank you promotional gift just for you!) Thanks for…
 
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    MANGO and GINGER

  • Old Friends, Good Food

    Kit Pollard
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:34 am
    As I mentioned last month, this is the year that most of my high school friends turn forty - which means this year, we will go to a lot of parties that involve black balloons.February is a big month for us, with the birthdays of two of my oldest friends - guys I met in kindergarten at Benfield Elementary (one of the top schools in the country, obvs). Rasim and CJ both turn forty this week - Ras on the 22nd and CJ on the 25th. The original plan was to celebrate them with a party at Kooper's in Fells on Saturday night (organized by more Severna Park friends - our high school friend Chris and…
  • Say What You're Thinking

    Kit Pollard
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    I am an unabashed fan of well-constructed stationery with sarcastic, inappropriate or even downright rude messages. Especially during Valentine season. So you can imagine my delight when I saw this Lonny article, suggesting cards people might wish to send to one Kanye West.It's just a whole lot of yes.
  • Good Stuff

    Kit Pollard
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    I am a Martha lover from waaay back. Maybe not as long as she's actually been doing her thing - but as long as I've been an adult.When I was living in my first post-college house, back in the late '90s, I bought, and fell in love with, her 1997 book Good Things. Filled with advice that somehow both practical and aspirational, it promised a life that was organized and blessedly efficient - but also pretty and fun. I still can't use a drill, and I'm useless in a garden. But that doesn't mean I don't want to be Martha.On her website, she just shared a slideshow of forty favorite "good things."…
  • Pique

    Kit Pollard
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    The first time Cooper and I ate Cyrus Keefer's food, it was April of 2012 and we were reviewing the now shuttered 1542 Gastropub, which was located in one of those restaurant dead zone spots on the outer edges of Federal Hill.That night, we took one bite of octopus and freaked out. It was so tender and so well-seasoned. Everything we ate that night was awesome. We've probably been  to close to 200 restaurants since then...and it still stands out as a memorably great meal.Since the 1542 days, Cyrus has helmed several solid kitchens, including Birroteca and Fork and Wrench. People love him…
  • 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…
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    Mango & Tomato

  • Can You Make Savory Biscotti? Yes, You Can! Ciao Biscotti Cookbook by Domenica Marchetti

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    Have you ever heard of savory biscotti?!!?!?  I bet most of you haven't. We are used to biscotti, the double baked cookies, that are usually sweet and contain fun add-ins like chocolate chips, or almonds or cranberries. I've made multiple versions of sweet biscotti and got my mom addicted to them. But then last year I started seeing variations upon variations of biscotti pop up on Domenica
  • Meatless Monday: Warm Lentil Salad With Avocado & Goat Cheese

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    After starting my Sunday with a big slice of peaches and cream cake, I thought I should make something a bit more nutritious for lunch. I had a large container of green lentils and some random ingredients in my refrigerator and put them all together to make Warm Lentil Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese. Make this dish for Meatless Monday lunch or dinner today! Meatless Monday: Warm Lentil
  • Cherry & Peach Oatmeal Muffins AND A Few Confessions

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    How is it going? Were you snowed in? Are you still snowed in? Here in DC we got only a little bit of snow, but the government closed on Tuesday, so I was a happy camper. Today I want to share with you Cherry & Peach Oatmeal Muffins AND A Few Confessions. What do confessions have to do with these muffins? Well a few things. 1) A while back I threw away a metal muffin pan because I was too
  • Easy DIY: How To Make Marble Candles

    12 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Today I'm going to share with you a super quick and adorable DIY project. It has nothing to do with cooking or food, but this is my blog, so I get to do whatever I want ;) Remember my post on decorating a pumpkin using nail polish? Well, this How To Make Marble Candles project uses the same technique. 1) Start with plain candles. I've had these candles for probably a decade. I never lite
  • Challah Breakfast Sandwich With Fried Egg & Cabot Cheese

    11 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Although the title of this post is Challah Breakfast Sandwich With Fried Egg & Cabot Cheese, I give you permission to make and eat this sandwich for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I mean who doesn't love breakfast for dinner meals? This sandwich includes some of my most favorite things: challah fried egg avocado cheese A few weeks ago I received several coupons from Cabot cheese company to try
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    SheSimmers

  • Mike Sula and Spicy Thai Lao Egg Rolls from Spicy Thai Lao Restaurant, Chicago

    Leela
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    James Beard Award-winning journalist Mike Sula has been writing for the Chicago Reader for 20 years, covering various topics in various formats and styles from short blog posts to long-form features. One of the city’s most respected restaurant reviewers, Sula scours the nooks and crannies of Chicagoland in search of stories to tell you. Sure, […] ....
  • Simple Thai Food: Chicken in Brown Sauce on Rice (ข้าวหน้าไก่)

    Leela
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    I’ve been wanting to start a series of photo-based posts featuring dishes, or samples of family meal ensembles, that you can create from Simple Thai Food (which I’m sure my long-time readers have a copy of). I hadn’t had a chance to do so until now. Debuting the series is one of my top favorites […] ....
  • Southern Thai Pork Rib Curry (แกงพริกกระดูกหมู)

    Leela
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    The assumption is often that Thai curries are spicy dishes with thick, creamy coconut-based curry sauce – so much so that questions along the lines of, “How could you possibly call that a curry?” always come up whenever I introduce any dish the Thai recognize as a “curry” that happens to contain no coconut milk. […] ....
  • 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 […] ....
 
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    Food and Farming Canada

  • From rural Ontario to Alcatraz

    Lilian
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Guelph grad leads garden restoration on Alcatraz  I’ve long wanted to visit Alcatraz, the notorious prison island off the coast of San Francisco commonly called simply “The Rock”. I didn’t make it there during my first trip to the area almost a decade ago; back then, I didn’t realize you had to buy tickets days or even weeks [...] The post From rural Ontario to Alcatraz appeared first on Food and Farming Canada.
  • Behind the scenes on a large Ontario farm

    Lilian
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    Alex Burnett, and son Darryl with wife Anita and their four young children – all of Burnett Farms – hosted Toronto area food media on their grain farm recently. I suppose some might consider what I visited several weeks ago a “factory farm”. I’ve yet to actually meet someone who could give me a clear definition of [...] The post Behind the scenes on a large Ontario farm appeared first on Food and Farming Canada.
  • More cooking, better labelling can address food waste

    Lilian
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:38 pm
    I’ve written about food waste before: here and here, for example. The statistics that are often used to quantify the shocking amount of food that we produce but end up discarding are staggering. Not only are we wasting the actual food, but we’re also throwing out the water, energy and other resources we’ve used to produce it. Various United [...] The post More cooking, better labelling can address food waste appeared first on Food and Farming Canada.
  • Happy cows don’t make headlines

    Lilian
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:01 am
    Another undercover video of farm animal abuse – this time on a BC dairy farm – means another black eye for farmers in the media. Those of us in farming know these terrible incidents are by far the exception and not the norm – but the many millions who see or read the bad news stories [...] The post Happy cows don’t make headlines appeared first on Food and Farming Canada.
  • Your chance to meet real Ontario farmers

    Lilian
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:51 am
    Do you wonder who actually produces our food? Would you like to learn more about who Ontario’s farmers actually are? A website launched last fall by Farm & Food Care will let you do just that. It was inspired by the organization’s popular Faces of Farming calendar, but also includes stories that have been written as part of other [...] The post Your chance to meet real Ontario farmers appeared first on Food and Farming Canada.
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    Be a Wok Star

  • Breakfast And Brunch - Megans Granola

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:13 pm
    My daughter and I came up with this recipe and it is absolutely wonderful. I've tried many granola recipes and this tops them all. Enjoy!
  • Meat And Poultry - Baked Pork Chops I

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:33 pm
    There's something comforting about pork chops, breaded and baked, and served with an easy white wine and mushroom sauce.
  • Side Dish - Sweet Potato Souffle Iii

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:53 pm
    A crumble topping made with butter, flour and pecans is sprinkled over the top of sweet potatoes blended with egg, milk, sugar and vanilla in this preparation of the popular vegetable to serve with turkey.
  • Cheese - Banana Peanut Butter Cheesecake Aka The Elvis

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:13 am
    A cheesecake with the irresistible flavors of peanut butter and bananas would be a great dessert for celebrating Elvis's birthday this year. Garnish sides of cake with toasted coconut and top with a simple ganache if desired.
  • Pasta - Shareses Spaghetti Salad

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:33 am
    Spaghetti, bacon, celery, onion, bell pepper, olives and tomatoes tossed with salad seasoning, Italian dressing and Parmesan and served cold.
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    Unbreaded Site

  • The Proper Way to Receive a Cannabis Consulting Session

    Putez
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:48 am
    There will always be business owners who are not 100% satisfied with the way that their business operations are being ran. Professional consults are sometimes the only answer to getting what you are searching for in your business. The business owners are always looking for ways to make their business better than their competitors. In this day in age a lot of things are done through the internet. There are reviews of everything that can be retrieved on the internet. Check out websites to review the cannabis consultants that you are considering. Pinnacle Consultations is one of the most common…
  • Are you looking for a chauffeur service in Colorado?

    Amanda
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:28 am
    When it comes to luxury car services in Colorado, Colorado Luxury Car Service cannot be beat. While you are planning your next trip to Colorado, treat yourself by reserving a luxury car service to and from the airport, or to your vacation destination. Colorado Luxury Car Service can travel anywhere within the state, including small mountain towns and mountain resorts. The team at Colorado Luxury Car Service strives to provide each and every one of their clients with the best possible experience, and they want to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable during your ride. Whether you are a…
  • Three reasons why one luxury homes contractor is the easy choice.

    lincoln Deffenbaugh
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    Embarking on the path of luxury built homes is a major endeavor in any individual’s life.  For one, a person constructing their own custom, luxury built home is making a significant financial investment.  They’re also deciding to take on a project that could take anywhere from several months to several years, depending on the size of the specific project.  And finally, they’re entrusting one of the most important things in their life to another person.  That is, of course, unless they are planning on building the home with their own two hands, which very few people…
  • Storage facilities give your items protection they deserve

    Dan
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Overtime we all begin to accumulate item some of these items are more precious than others and we have a need to want to be able to keep them in good condition and protected. By being able to do this we are able to protect Items that we love and enjoy and be able to protect them helps us to get the amount of protection that we are looking for by being able to put them in the storage units. Storage units are great places to keep people from going through the items as well as protecting them. Having your items protected as most crucial so that they can stay in good tact and you’ll be able…
  • Are you looking for some good Texas bbq?

    Amanda
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:22 am
    Bar b que is a pretty hot button issue in this country. Depending on where you come from you may have a very strong opinion about your bar b que. If you were raised in a place where bar b que wasn’t prominent, that’s very sad for you, and you may not have a strong opinion about what type of bar b que you prefer. The perfect bar b que requires a great deal of time, attention, and love. People can taste it when you don’t put good feelings in to your food. If your cook is in a bad mood, you can taste that in the food. To make the perfect bar b que you have to be in the right…
 
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    In Jennie's Kitchen

  • waffle pressed pizza pockets

    Jennifer Perillo
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    I take a deep breath when people ask me about the best pizza in New York City. My desk may be an overrun pile of papers, my cupboards an exercise in organized chaos, but my mind is a neatly organized rolodex of pizza, classified according to type (gas oven, coal oven, and wood-fired). So, I’m […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • naughty & nice smashed avocado toasts

    Jennifer Perillo
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    My mind is a browser with way too many tabs open today. It’s all good stuff. I have an energy, emotionally and professionally, that’s been lacking for a few years now. And, it’s all thanks to him. My moments of insecurity crept in a lot the last few days. Worry of falling too fast, too […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • tagliatelle limone

    Jennifer Perillo
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    I ate chocolate cake for breakfast two days in a row. I suppose I could call it research and development for work. I mean, it is important to know how many days homemade devil’s food cake lasts exactly, right? Of course, it’s that kind of fuzzy logic that has me wondering why my jeans feel […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • chewy fudge brownies {dairy-free}

    Jennifer Perillo
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    In Dorie Greenspan’s new bi-monthly column in The Washington Post she said “you’d have to be a card-carrying curmudgeon to hate Valentine’s Day”. While there’s something to be said for showing your love every moment you can, rather than cramming it all into one day (and paying way too much for red roses), some days […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • the B side

    Jennifer Perillo
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Pot roast. It doesn’t seem like much. The cut alone, chuck roast, is a humble hunk of meat. It needs time, and patience, to be rendered tender. Some aromatics, a helping of sweet vermouth, and homemade stock, and in a few hours you have a pot of meat, tender enough to release it’s hold with […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
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    Marinate Me Baby

  • Rojo Grilled Pork Tenderloin

    Brian Child
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    To get the best results out of your meat, you need to get a very deep penetration into the cell structure.  Traditionally, we have had two different methods to impart flavor to your protein.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rob Roy

    Danielle Edwards
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:47 am
      Yes, manly men, this is a manly drink. It’s Scotch! Just drink it! You’ll like it! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jameson & Ginger

    Danielle Edwards
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    Personally, I make this a “two-finger” drink. What is a two-finger drink? Stick out your pinky and index fingers. Put them on the side of the glass. Start pouring the nectar that is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Episode 15 | Healthy Fats: Is there such a thing?

    MarinateMeBaby
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Brian and Dani discuss healthy and unhealthy fats, what are they and why does our body crave the healthy ones.  Your body and your grandma are right. We discuss where to Eat Great Food: Eat It:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Creek Bulk Food Co. – Willard & Provo, UT

    Brian Child
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Here at Marinate Me Baby we produce a weekly podcast where we feature food trends, recipes, cocktails and of course one of my favorites a #PDR. What is a #PDR you ask?  Well that is the brain child... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Help Street Vendor Project Lift The Permit Cap

    brianhoffman
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    Food truck lovers mourned last week when we discovered Cinnamon Snail would be calling it quits for good. The big reason for this sad news is because it is next to impossible to obtain a permit to legally vend in New York City. As we’ve mentioned on this blog before, the permitting system for mobile [...]
  • Rhong-Tiam Opening Soon in Midtown East

    Dan
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Midtown East will soon get a new dose of Thai food, as the Rhong-Tiam Burger truck is opening a brick and mortar shop on Lexington Ave. and 39th. There’s no word yet on the menu, but by the looks of their website, it’ll be more than just Asian-inspired burgers and will focus on Thai food. [...]
  • Wasabi Sushi & Bento Celebrates Anniversary With Free Onigiri

    Yvo
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Wasabi Sushi & Bento (on 7th Ave. and 40th Street) is celebrating their first NYC birthday. To commemorate the occasion – through February 28th – they’ll be giving away one seaweed or salmon onigiri to any customer who tags @Wasabi_NYC on any of their social media accounts (Instagram/Facebook/Twitter).  All you have to do is show [...]
  • No Need to Wait at Sprawling Relocated Kunjip

    KarenL
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Ktown mainstay Kunjip reopened on the south side of 32nd street a few months ago, slightly closer to 6th Avenue than before. I will admit to dining here regularly at 3 or 4am after drunken nights out. The worst part was always waiting for a table. Why so many people at that hour? We all [...]
  • Nutella & Dominique Ansel Team Up to Celebrate International Pancake Day

    Yvo
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    AKA Mardi Gras, you know, Fat Tuesday. From 11am until 4pm today at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, there will be complimentary samples of Nutella with pancakes, a custom Nutella pancake bar, and photo opps with Nutella props. Chef Ansel also designed the limited edition Pancake Cone (pictured) to help celebrate. Freeloaders, engage! Update: [...]
 
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    GoodLife Eats

  • Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

    Brielle Gundersen
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
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  • Oven-Baked Seasoned Fries

    Carla Walker
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
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  • Fruity Mango Almond Butter

    Allison Ruth
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
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  • Keystone Family Pajama Brunch

    Katie Goodman
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
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  • Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

    Katie Goodman
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
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    Atlanta Restaurant Reviews | Atlanta Food Blogs | Dining in Atlanta

  • Dirt Candy

    Foodie Buddha
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Brussel sprout tacos w/ @chatogolden @dirtcandynyc : These were fun #Latergram // http://4sq.com/2P7q8r
  • Estela

    Foodie Buddha
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Martinez Martinez @estelanyc :: reposada, cocchi torino, maraschino, bitters #Cocktails #NYC #SorryNoNari @hellowhiskey // http://4sq.com/14MyaKa
  • Lower Manhattan

    Foodie Buddha
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Ramen slurpfest turned fortuitous meeting @ramenlab @sunnoodles torigara shoyu w/ egg w/ @cityfoodsters @thegluttoner @yidagao // http://4sq.com/pvegAG
  • Best Bagel & Coffee

    Foodie Buddha
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    Sesame seed #Bagel, smoked salmon, scallion cream cheese, onions, capers, tomato #NYC #Delicatessen // http://4sq.com/5p0sn6
  • Umi Sushi

    Foodie Buddha
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Dessert #Aburi // http://4sq.com/17BrMZ8
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    Cooking In Stilettos™

  • Taco Transformation – Easy Shredded Beef Tacos to Shredded Beef Fajita Torta #CampbellsSauces #Client

    Aly
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I made a delicious meal with Campbell’s® Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSauces I love meals that allow you to play with leftovers. Even better – when you can get two dishes from one fabulous slow cooked meal so it doesn’t feel like you are having dinner on repeat. I love keeping a stash of Campbell’s® Slow Cooker Sauces in the pantry. Two of my favorites are the Shredded Beef Taco and Tavern Style Pot Roast which make weeknight dinners a breeze. A long sauna in the slow cooker with couple fresh ingredients and dinner is ready when you get home!
  • Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins #BloggerClue

    Aly
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have I got a recipe for you today that will have you running to the kitchen to whip up these sweetly tart treats. It’s time again for another Blogger C.L.U.E. reveal When I got this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E assignment, I was thrilled – it was a blog whose recipes and photos inspire me on the daily – Lemons & Anchovies. Jean’s site has recipes for everything you can imagine.  Her eye is impeccable and her recipes are flawless.  I mean – look at these Chocolate Waffles with Caramelized Bananas, Cranberry Bars with Chocolate Shortbread Crust and these…
  • Tried And True Comfort Food Favorites

    Aly
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    This is a sponsored post. My opinions are my own. Winter means comfort food and when others are looking at the weather report while cursing the meteorologist under their breath for yet another clipper storm heading their way, I’m thinking of what comfort food dishes can I whip upContinue reading: Tried And True Comfort Food FavoritesThanks for reading Tried And True Comfort Food Favorites on Cooking In Stilettos™™. Want to get social? Join Cooking In Stilettos™™ on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest             
  • Tried and True: Paloma Chicken #FLGrapefruit #CleverGirls

    Aly
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
                
  • Kicking Off #TripleSBites with Cherry Chipotle Steak Tips

    Aly
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Have you started planning your Valentine’s Day menu yet? I know – I know – we got through the holiday chaos and the kitchen is a disaster zone from the big game weekend but, seriously, don’t even think of dialing for rezzies because we have the best sexy, saucy and spicy bites for your Valentine’s Day. We’re talking a whole week of fabulous recipes from 20 bloggers and, even better, there is a fabulous giveaway just for you! To kick off this #TripleSBites event, I have a recipe that is worthy of that little iconic blue box. They say that the way to your…
 
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    Kahakai Kitchen

  • Donna Hay's Deconstructed Tiramisu for Food 'N Flix February Movie: 'Lady and the Tramp'

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    We have gone to the dogs this month at Food 'N Flix with the 1955 Disney classic, Lady and the Tramp, hosted by Elizabeth of The Lawyer's Cookbook. In truth when it comes to Disney animated dog movies, I was always the bigger fan of 101 Dalmatians, but I have seen Lady and the Tramp many times over the years and I think it might have inspired a love for cocker spaniels in me as a child. I am going to assume that if you haven't seen the movie, you at least know the story but if not, you can read the plot here. A family-fun pick that still holds its charm after sixty years. It's always fun to…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Book Review & Recipe: "Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran" by Marion Grace Woolley with Creamy Pistachio & Feta Dip

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Last week our TLC Book Tour stop of Scent of Butterflies gave us the culture and customs of Iran in the 1970s-1990s. This week we are back, but this time we head a couple of centuries earlier, to the 1850s of Northern Iran or Persia and the dark, lush historical novel Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran by Marion Grace Woolley. Accompanying my review is a recipe for a creamy and exotic Pistachio & Feta Dip inspired by the book. Publisher's Blurb:It begins with a rumour, an exciting whisper. Anything to break the tedium of the harem for the Shah’s eldest daughter. People speak of a man with a…
  • Vegan Avgolemono (Creamy Lemon-Rice Soup) for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Wanting to finish up the last of a bag of basmati rice, I made a large batch. The leftover rice got me thinking about Avogolemono Soup (or egg-lemon soup). I have a few versions on the blog already, including one with mini meatballs (from my meat-eating days), a vegetarian version, and Terry Hope Romero's vegan version that gets its creaminess from white beans. I have had another vegan version sitting in my magazine "to-make" stack, from Shape magazine (March 2014). This one comes from Gena of ChoosingRaw.comand uses miso and tahini for the creaminess. Gena says, I’ve searched for…
  • Pasta with Pesto Alla Trapanese {One-Photo Friday}

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    Some weeks call for a big bowl of pasta. If it's an especially busy week, it calls for a quick sauce that you can throw together while the pasta is cooking. This week the grocery store had 5 oz containers of good grated Pecorino Romano on sale for $1.99. Being both cheap and lazy when it suits me, I picked one up and found Diana Henry's Pesto Alla Trapanese in Crazy Water Pickled Lemons. I liked the use of tomatoes--both fresh Roma and sun-dried and the combination of basil and oregano in this Sicilian recipe. A drier, coarser pesto like this needs a sturdy pasta so I used cellentani…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Scent of Butterflies" by Dora Levy Mossanen, Served with Blood Orange & Rosewater Sorbet {Recipe}

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    The saying goes "Revenge is a dish best served cold." Or, as Soraya in Scent of Butterflies: A Novel of Betrayal by Dora Levy Mossanen, says, I do not know what the stars have in store for me. What I know is that revenge must be extracted with calculated patience and complete emotional detachment." Today's TLC Book Tour stop takes us from Tehran to Beverly Hills, for a dark, rich, and exotic story of a woman pushed to the edge. Accompanying my review is a recipe for a dish inspired by the book, a dark, rich, and exotic Blood Orange & Rosewater Sorbet--a dish most definitely best served…
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    Chocolate & Zucchini

  • How To Cut and Peel Hard Winter Squash

    clotilde
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Winter squashes, with their wonderful range of shapes, colors, patterns and flavors, are definitely among the sweeter treats of the cold months. But the sweetness comes at a price: first, you have to roll up your sleeves and find some way to cut and peel the lovely beasts without losing a finger to the process. Indeed, while some — especially in the early season — boast a thin rind easily peeled with a vegetable peeler, or even one that’s edible (cue love letter to the Hokkaido squash, potimarron in French), most secure their tender flesh underneath a tough outer shell that…
  • Light and Crisp Waffles Recipe

    clotilde
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Every Sunday morning throughout my childhood, my father took my sister and me to the Jardin d’Acclimatation, a charming amusement park for children with structures to climb, goats to feed, carousels and bumper cars. It was quite the SuperDad thing to do: my sister and I had a blast of course, and I imagine my mother treasured those hours of weekend tranquillity. Between an Enchanted River boat ride (I will forever remember the unique smell of stagnant water and weeping willows) and a game of Whac-a-Mole (we called it boum-tap), we were allowed a treat at one of the park’s snack…
  • Veggivore: French Cookbook Release (+ Giveaway!)

    clotilde
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    I am delighted to announce that The French Market Cookbook, my book of French vegetarian recipes, is being released in France today under the title Veggivore. Just like the original French Market Cookbook, Veggivore is a collection of original, colorful recipes to cook with vegetables according to the seasons, with lots of tips and stay-with-you ideas to eat tasty and healthful dishes daily. I have translated and adapted the texts for my French readers so that it is similar in spirit, but slightly different in tone and content. Veggivore is a beautiful hard-cover book with a refreshing layout…
  • February 2015 Desktop Calendar

    clotilde
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    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 February is a picture of the little jar of dried herbs that lives by my stove. It’s a mix I got in Corsica called herbes du maquis, but it is quite…
  • 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,…
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    David Lebovitz

  • Double Chocolate Pudding with Caramelized Cocoa Nibs

    David
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:11 am
    I’ve been a bit out of sorts recently, getting a little buried under things that are less-fun than cooking and baking. Fortunately, I gotta eat. And I also have to have chocolate, frequently. (As in, daily.) Otherwise I turn into some kind of crazed person. It’s a little strange, but I guess there are odder things to be addicted to. But if I don’t have a tablet of chocolate in my kitchen (or living room, or bed room, or…), I go a little mental and find myself wandering around wherever I am, searching for a bar to break the end off of and nibble on. Which is why unsweetened…
  • Chez Dumonet

    David
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    One of my downfalls is that I do not have a photographic memory. Sometimes I go out to eat and the next day, I have less of a recollection of what I ate (and drank) than some of my esteemed colleagues who write about restaurants so eloquently do. (My memory is gradually been replaced by the camera on my phone.) In this case, as soon as I got home, I wrote up some notes from the meal and quotes from the chef, which some rather concerted efforts to find on my computer failed to turn up. That said, all the meals that I’ve had at Chez Dumonet, a spot-on classic Parisian bistro, have been…
  • Rödel Sardines

    David
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    I know. It’s hard to get people excited about tinned sardines. I’ve eaten them casually for most of my life and never gave them all that much thought. But with sustainability issues and delicious spreads that you can make with the flavorful fish – and the fact that they make an almost instant lunch – I’ve found myself making sure that I always have a stock of them in my pantry. In France, there are several very good brands of sardines that are available, from the Connétable brand (found in supermarkets), to fancier brands – and tins – like…
  • Chicken Marsala

    David
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    Who knew I (or more to the point, Paris) was so ahead of the curve? Last year, when I wrote about the preponderance of purple populating Paris, a few readers pointed out that the color orchid was named The Color of the Year by tastemakers, Pantone. And recently, I made Marsala-baked pears, only to find out that, yup – this year, Marsala is the color of the year. So if you’re interested in finding out what the color of the year is going to be for next year, keep an eye on this blog. Continue Reading Chicken Marsala...
  • Bread, on the table…s’il vous plaît

    David
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    One of the things that I see when dining with visitors to France is that right after they pluck a piece of bread out of the bread basket that is invariably set on the table in cafés and restaurants, they start looking around – a little nervously – where to put their bread down. While the conversation is going, I sense a bit of multitasking – their eyes nervously scanning the table, darting back and forth, looking for something — a plate, a board, an extra napkin…anything to put their bread on. Finally, they settle on the side of their plate or bowl as that’s the only…
 
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    Dorie Greenspan - On the Road and in the Kitchen with Dorie

  • Everyday Dorie: Curried Chicken + Sweet Potato Casserole - a play on a Parmentier

    Dorie Greenspan
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
     The most over-used word in my vocabulary these days is ‘cozy’. It’s been a fuzzy-slippers kind of winter, with record-low temperatures here in Connecticut and snow that’s at once beautiful and overwhelming.  And so I’ve been cooking the coziest, most comforting food I can think of.  I’ve already given you the recipe for Chocolate Pudding, now here’s a recipe for something wonderful to have before dessert. I created this chicken and sweet potato casserole -- think kind-a-sort-a Shepherd's Pie -- for my new twice-monthly column for…
  • Chocolate Pudding: My go-to recipe made simpler

    Dorie Greenspan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
     I don't give Valentine's Day gifts, but I do try to give everybody the dessert they want.  Which is how I ended up making a French pear tart for Michael, my husband, chocolate pudding for our son, Joshua, and cookies for everyone ... because a house can never have too many cookies.  I'd made the cookies I created for my new Everyday Dorie column in the Washington Post, the crisp heart-shaped chocolate cookies. I made cookies from a recipe from my friend Kerrin Rousset, well-known as My Kugelhopf.  And I made a test batch of some buckwheat cookies.  And some biscotti…
  • Marquise au Chocolat from Baking Chez Moi: Easy, Fabulously Delicious and Perfect for Valentine's Day

    Dorie Greenspan
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
     Sara Ventiera wrote a wonderful story for the Village Voice Fork in the Road about some of my experiences gathering recipes and writing Baking Chez Moi and, in it, she included the recipe for the Marquise au Chocolat - think frozen mousse; think no-bake; think anyone can make; think it's not-too-late. Click over to the story - the recipe is on page 2.  If you want to see what the bakers at Tuesdays with Dorie did with Marquise this week, you can follow their posts. It's also not too late to make by Share-My-Heart Cookies for Valentine's Day.  The recipe appears in my…
  • Let's Talk! Join my Washington Post Food chat: Just Ask Dorie

    Dorie Greenspan
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
     Starting tomorrow, I'll be doing online chats to accompany my new Washington Post Food column, Everyday Dorie, which debuted this week.  The chat's called Just Ask Dorie and it will run for one hour, tomorrow, February 12, from 1 to 2 pm ET.  If you made the Valentine's Day Share-My-Heart Cookies (recipe here), post pix and we can all chat about them.  (Tag your pictures with #everydaydorie @wapofood and @doriegreenspan )  Got other baking or cooking questions?  Ask'em.  Just want to hang out and schmooze? We can do that too.And you can start sending…
  • Great news: EVERYDAY DORIE column starts in The Washington Post

    Dorie Greenspan
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
     This is such exciting news for me - hope it will be exciting for you too: I have just begun a twice-monthly column for Washington Post Food called EVERYDAY DORIE.  The first column and recipe (online now and in print on Wednesday) is for a big, beautiful chocolate cookie that's shareable for Valentine's Day.  I love this recipe - it makes 2 big hearts and some small ones too, so there's lots to share.  And, when V-Day is over, you can use the dough (which is a delight to work with) to make any kind of rolled cookie, in any shape, with any decoration or none at all:…
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    Alexander Lobrano

  • Le Duc, Paris–A Deliciously Noble Catch-of-the-Day in Montparnasse, A-/B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:10 pm
    After I stepped into the vestibule at Le Duc, a long-running seafood house in Montparnasse, a delightfully nostalgia-freighted evening pushed out from the dock the moment I was seated at a corner table in the wood-paneled dining room. With its jaunty nautical decor–the late great French restaurant designer Slavik was surely inspired by one of Gianni Agnelli’s Riva speed boats when he set to work here–and conditionally lordly service, this place is rather like the catch-of-the-day oriented little sister of Le Voltaire, another vintage beau-monde monument of a restaurant on…
  • Why French Cooking Still Matters Mightily

    Alexander Lobrano
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Steamed croacker (fish) in nasturtium juice at Clover   Released this week, The Michelin 2015 Guide to France attests to the good health of gastronomy in Gaul as a talented new generation of chefs are slowly acknowledged by the august institution. Among the stand-out awards were three stars to chef Yannick Alleno at Ledoyen and a star to chef David Toutain for his eponymous restaurant, both in Paris, and a star to chef Albert Riera at Le Jardins des Plumes in Giverny. So it seemed an opportune time for a little musing on the state of French cooking right now. Blanquette de veau at…
  • 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 madeleines served with the coffee. Instead, the waitress offered a jar of cheap brightly colored hard candies that were of no interest whatsoever, and when we didn’t finish our 50 Euro roast duck, the leftovers were spirited off to the kitchen…
  • 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…
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    John Talbott's Paris

  • Le Bouillon in the 9th: We came for and left with the Coq au Vin

    John Talbott
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    I was here twas but 2 weeks ago, primarily for the coq au vin, but it, not being a Friday, was not available.  So, my agitator friend and I ate the blanquette de veau, which sauce was so great that said friend schlepped it home for homebound-hubby to preciously partake. We started off with the same wine as 2 weeks ago (which Colette found too weak) and one of us had a pissaladiere in which the onions were rubbery - bad rubbery - yuck and the rest had their famous bouillon which today needed much salt and pepper, as opposed to last time.   At this point we diverged paths: JJ having…
  • Paris Pix: OK

    John Talbott
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
  • Paris Pix: Whoa.

    John Talbott
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
  • Paris Pix: Cool postcard rack.

    John Talbott
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:03 am
  • Reviews of reviews: The week of February 16th 2015

    John Talbott
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Monday-Tuesday, in A Nous Paris, Jerome Berger reviewed and gave 3/5 dots to the Viet namese An Di An Di in the 20th and also smaller mentions of the aforementioned Le Mordant in the 10th and the Japanese dinette Ito Chan in the 9th.Tuesday in Le Fooding, Yves Nespoulous reviewed the Viet namese An Di An Di in the 20th.Wednesday in Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin, in his Hache Menu, celebrated the Chinese New Year by going to the previously mentioned Tricotin.  Then he followed with his usual five reviews : giving 3/5 hearts to the Bistrot Augustin, 79 Rue Daguerre in the 14th, closed…
 
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    Cooking Up a Story

  • Giveaway: Win a Tonya Gray Magnetic Chalkboard

    Cooking Up a Story
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enter to win a free Tonya Gray magnetic chalkboard. This custom-made chalkboard hangs from the wall in the kitchen and throughout the house. Make your own lists, reminders and notes and change them... Visit cookingupastory.com for videos, full length posts, images, artisan store products, bi-weekly newsletter, and more.
  • Culinary Breeding Network: Variety Showcase

    Cooking Up a Story
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    At The Culinary Breeding Network showcase event in Portland, we sample an exotic array of fresh vegetable varieties and learn more about their origins from chefs and plant breeders. Cooking Up a... Visit cookingupastory.com for videos, full length posts, images, artisan store products, bi-weekly newsletter, and more.
  • A Melting Arctic and Weird Weather: The Plot Thickens

    Cooking Up a Story
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    Yes, droughts, cold and snowstorms have happened before, but the persistence of this pattern over North America is starting to raise eyebrows. Is climate change at work here? Cooking Up a Story - An... Visit cookingupastory.com for videos, full length posts, images, artisan store products, bi-weekly newsletter, and more.
  • An Incredibly Boring Video From IATP You Should Watch

    Cooking Up a Story
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Let's take a boring subject like international trade agreements and make a visually boring video that is even more dull. This is why you should watch it anyway. Cooking Up a Story - An online... Visit cookingupastory.com for videos, full length posts, images, artisan store products, bi-weekly newsletter, and more.
  • Preserving Endangered Heritage Livestock: Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Bi-Weekly newsletter: Preserving Endangered Heritage Livestock video, An earlier episode "Lambing Season on the Farm, upcoming Culinary Breeders Showcase, social media and more. Cooking Up a Story -... Visit cookingupastory.com for videos, full length posts, images, artisan store products, bi-weekly newsletter, and more.
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    Tomato Kumato

  • Hotel Stories and A Cheesy, Sausagy Baguette

    emiglia
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    Tweet I’ve missed my weird part-time jobs. Weird part-time jobs have been an essential part of my successfully living in Europe for this long. There was that time I corrected (i.e. rewrote) a lettre de motivation for a girl applying for university and essentially had to stalk her in order to get paid. I had a lot of time on my hands at the time and ended up calling her, repeatedly, and even though she pretended to be her own landlord when I called and then e-mailed me saying her wallet had been stolen, I eventually got my money — all 80 euro of it. Success. Then there was the time…
  • How the Grinch (ahem… the French Administration) Tried to Steal Christmas and Failed, Miserably. Also, Magret de Canard.

    emiglia
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    Tweet This is only the second year in the nearly eight that I’ve lived here that I’ve spent Christmas in France, but it’s the first time it happened at least partially by choice. I could have gone home this time. It was physically possible. I suppose that last time, when the French administration let me decide between going home and giving up my visa or staying and keeping it, I also had a choice, but it didn’t feel like a choice, not at all. This year, I didn’t have the choice in the way that many people feel like they don’t have the choice every year. My…
  • Stories from the Préfecture: My Christmas Present to Myself

    emiglia
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Tweet Someday, I promise myself, I’ll write all this down. Someday it will turn into a book. A story. Something funny, where the reader empathizes with the narrator and yet has no idea how to empathize, because how the heck do you empathize with someone who’s putting themselves through so much misery for something so inconsequential? Long story short, and for a lot of different reasons, I went back to the préfecture this month. I didn’t have to go back until July, so there’s no good reason why I would have gone back now, except that I did, and it was important, to…
  • Cucumber, Seaweed, Avocado, Chicken and Ikura Bowl

    emiglia
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    Tweet The other day, The Country Boy looked at me with relative shock as I burst out laughing. I’m not without humor; it’s what made me laugh that made him so confused. Le Grand Journal is Canal+’s “news” program in the evening, but the weather girl speaks with a strong Québécois accent and spends her entire segment making plays on words that I don’t understand, much of the weekly world news is presented by marionnette puppets — with a Sylvester Stallone puppet playing every American–, and the “on location” segments involve the…
  • Savory Summer Clafoutis

    emiglia
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    Tweet If 12-year-old me knew that there would be some days when I wouldn’t even think about the fact that I was a loser in 6th grade, I don’t think she would know what to do with herself. Let’s be clear, here, before I go down this road. 12-year-old me coped pretty well with the fact that she was kind of a loser. She didn’t feel like the kinds of losers you see in movies. She didn’t gasp and say, “My God! That’s me!” when she watched She’s All That or whatever other Freddie Prinze Jr. movie featured a loser girl at the time (there were…
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  • Mushroom Stuffed Eggplant Gratin Recipe

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Is there anything that screams more comfort food than a dish of gratin? I prepared a morel mushroom stuffed eggplant gratin. Every so often, our family craves a rich, decadent, gooey and cheesy meal. First I sliced the eggplant then pan-fried them. The mixture is flavored with earthy mushrooms that pair wonderfully with meaty texture of the eggplant and luscious, creamy ricotta cheese. To save time, you can prepare the elements of the dishes in advance and assemble the dish at the last minute; I promise your hard work will definitely be rewarded! Full Recipe...
  • Smoothies for Good Health

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    My husband's teenage sisters are going through a smoothie phase; they are obsessed with blending everything and anything at all times. They've been concocting many smoothies recently. I suggested they try to balance the sugar levels (by avoiding too much sucrose) and pack the drinks with superfoods and antioxidants from fresh fruits and veggies. Extra nutrients such as flax or chia seeds are a plus.  I've gathered a long list of kid-friendly smoothies for the girls and you to see. Please keep in mind, especially at a young age, the purpose of the drink is to feel good, improve…
  • Roasted Duck Mole

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    I love duck breast; I find it so juicy and flavorful. Recently, I prepared roasted duck molé and in my opinion, unsweetened dark chocolate was what made the dish. First, I pan-seared the duck, skin side down, and then finished roasting it in the oven. Using the same griddle from the duck, I prepared the sauce with a hint of spiciness. The molé sauce provides a richly complex flavor to the meat with the seductive addition of chocolate. Chocolate doesn't only satisfy foodies with a sweet tooth; this molé sauce is a great example of a savory application for…
  • Green Lentil Stuffed Chicken Recipe

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    Little toddler Aria is truly my greatest joy. She has inspired me in all aspects of my life and I take great pride in the efforts I put into helping care for and educate her. We cook almost daily together or if not, I at least get her to watch and participate in the preparation of the dinner. She's innately curious about everything around her and wants to better understand, feel, touch everything. Today, Aria helped me prepare the green lentil filling I used to stuff chicken thighs. The lentil filling was flavored with shallots, garlic, thyme and day-old brioche. Aria cracked an egg…
  • Pan-Fried Banh Tet Recipe

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    Hoa Tâm, a family friend, came to visit a few days ago and she gave us a very useful tip on how to avoid bánh tét food waste after the Lunar New Year celebrations. What is bánh tét you ask? It's a Vietnamese savory rice cake (at times sweetened with bananas). It's made primarily from glutinous rice, which is rolled in a banana leaf into a thick, log-like cylindrical shape, with a mung bean or mung bean and meat center, then boiled. It's a must-have traditional food during Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year in Southern Vietnam. We've been given a lot of the…
 
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  • العاب تلبيس بنات واولاد

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    8 Feb 2015 | 3:53 pm
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  • العاب تلبيس البنات الجديدة

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    8 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - في العاب تلبيس البنات الجديدة سوف تكون هذه الفتاة حراسة القانون يعني شرطية. يمكنك اللباس لها كأي نوع من ضابطا لقانون و شرطة. وقالت أنها يمكن أن تكون ضابط شرطة ممتازة، وحارس أمن، وجندي أومتخصص في مكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي يرتدي سترة واقية من الرصاص وفي الاخير انت التي…
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    8 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - أنا لست متأكداً مما إذا كان يمكن أن تتحول هده الفتاه التي لا تزال تطن نفسها انها حورية البحر، قالت أنها ربما يمكن، ولكن في هذه اللعبة ونحن استكشاف ملابسها البشرية واللباس لها في شكل الإنسان!  ولكن هناك الكثير في خزانة ملابسها يذكرنا بحورية البحر في الماضي، مثل تنورة حورية البحر…
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  • Mango Avocado Tuna Stacks + {GIVEAWAY}

    Paula
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    As I’m sitting here looking out my window and seeing a BLANKET of WHITE (yes we’re having yet another snow day here), I’m dreaming about warmer weather and quick, simple and flavorful foods. Had I known that my kids would have been out of school for yes count them TWO weeks because of said weather we might have planned a vacation to someplace tropical where I’m certain we would have been able to nosh on things like this Mango Avocado Tuna stack. Since that didn’t happen I can always pretend I’m off to warmer weather and make these myself. If I close my eyes…
  • Black Bean Turkey Tacos

    Paula
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    We’ve got a new taco for your Tuesday taco night taco night, or Thursday taco night but does anyone really prefer Thursdays to Tuesday taco nights? Tuesday just has a better ring to it yeah? Don’t let the turkey fool you, this turkey taco has got flavah for days. You might also be surprised to hear that its also stuffed full of veggies. You heard right. We’ve snuck in shaved carrots, bell peppers, onions and more spices than you can shake a stick at. You don’t have to tell the kids if you don’t want to. They’ll be none the wiser. (...)Read the rest of Black…
  • Dark Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream

    Paula
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:08 am
    Why yes it’s snowing outside (in our neck of the woods and probably in a lot of yours) and we’re making homemade ice cream. It makes perfect sense yeah? At least in our heads. In all honesty we eat ice cream year round. No matter if I have to sit in front of the fire place to warm up or jump in a hot bath afterwards. I’m nothing if not dedicated. I’m also dedicated to good chocolate and COFFEE so this ice cream pairing was bound to happen. I can’t believe I didn’t make it happen before now. What was I thinking? I’m glad I went ahead and rectified…
  • Cream Cheese Flan with Caramel Sauce

    Paula
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    I haven’t met too many people who don’t adore flan. It’s creamy dreamy and you might be surprised to know that it’s super simple to make. Now there is quite a bit of time involved but the majority of that time your oven and fridge are doing the heavy work for you. Now that you know, there’s no reason not to try and make this at home. If you can stir, blend and pour you’ve got this. Trust me. (...)Read the rest of Cream Cheese Flan with Caramel Sauce (475 words) © Paula for bell' alimento, 2015. | Permalink | 7 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:…
  • Spaghetti with Spicy Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

    Paula
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Bacon makes everything better. It’s true. At least in my world. Pairing bacon with Brussels Sprouts and pasta well that was inevitable in my house. Sadly, Brussels Sprouts tend to get a bad wrap. If I was a betting girl, I’d bet that those people planted firmly in the dislike camp were served Brussels sprouts at one point in their life that were boiled to a soggy sphere state. Which is GROSS. I’ve had them that way (thanks Mom) and until I started roasting and sauteing them I was also stubbornly planted in the dislike camp. I’ve since proudly defected and am in the…
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  • Freebie Friday! Sugar

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    27 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
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  • Mini Mac & Cheese Cups

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

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    18 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    1 lb. red beets, peeled and diced 1 cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup diced onion ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. ground coriander ¼ tsp. ground cloves ¼ tsp. garlic powder Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Line a baking sheet with foil.  Toss the diced beets with olive oil, salt and black pepper.  Spread the beets out on the baking sheet.  Bake in a 450 degrees F oven for about 40 minutes or until they are fork tender. Combine the roasted beets, vinegar, brown sugar, and onion in a 6-qt. saucepan and stir to combine. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to…
  • Cauliflower with Homemade Cheese Sauce

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    3 Feb 2015 | 10:52 pm
    My Aunt makes this recipe for every holiday and it’s always a hit.  Everyone is always requesting this recipe, so here it is!  A whole head of cauliflower cooked to perfection and topped with a rich cheddar cheese sauce. Cheese Sauce: 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 6-8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on Medium heat. Stir in the flour and mix well until any possible floury clumps are worked out. Let the flour cook for a minute or two. Slowly add the milk, a tablespoon at a time at first, incorporating each spoonful completely…
  • Chickpea Soup with Spiced Pita Chips

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    2 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    1/4 cup olive oil 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 1 large onion, chopped salt & black pepper, to taste 3 cups vegetable stock 2 15-oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 15-oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 garlic clove, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons ground roasted coriander 2 pitas juice of 1/2 lemon fresh cilantro, for topping Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.  Add the celery, carrots, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a dash of black pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the…
 
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  • 4 Days in Tulum: Chasing Away the Winter on the Beach in Mexico

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    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
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  • Silky Chocolate Pudding

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  • Moroccan Lamb Stew with Mint Tea and Apricots

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  • Blueberry Buttermilk Belgian Waffles

    Celeste
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Can I just say that my hubby is THE best?!?  I sure do love him.  This past Valentine's Day, he surprised me with several goodies - and a Belgian waffle maker was among them.  I was so excited to open up the box and give it a whirl.  There are lots and lots of wonderfully thick and fluffy waffles in our (very near) future!I wanted to start off with a classic recipe - nothing too crazy.  I pretty much love any recipe that incorporates buttermilk, so that seemed like a good place to start.  Belgian waffles are a little more involved than regular ole' pancake…
  • Christmas Giveaway - Christmas All Through the South - Southern Living

    Celeste
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
      Photos courtesy of Southern LivingFirst of all, Merry Christmas everybody!  It's that time of year again...my absolutely favorite.  A time that was so magical as a child, and yet still finds a way to be magical as an adult.  All of the twinkling lights, hot cocoa, holiday movies and music makes my heart happy.  And let's not forget the true meaning of Christmas!Today, I bring you a truly magnificent Christmas book by the awesome editors at Southern Living - Christmas All Through the South.  When I first received this book to review, I was delighted with…
  • Mom's Chicken & Dressing

    Celeste
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Hand-written recipes are the best.Who's ready for some Thanksgiving dressing??  Dressing is serious business around here.  Brad excitedly waits ALL year for the wonderful day that dressing graces his dinner plate.  In fact, I have to make 2 separate pans of it at the holidays.  One classic recipe, plus one with sausage added.  That way, there's sure to be plenty for leftovers after the hubbub of the big day is over.This year, we had an extra special treat when my Mom visited us.  She was in the mood for her famous Chicken & Dressing for dinner, and Brad and I…
  • Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Celeste
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
     You won't find any tricks here today...only treats!  Hopefully your costumes are ready and bowls of candy wait by the front door in preparation for tonight's festivities.I've seriously been craving something baked with apples and cinnamon lately, thanks to the arrival of my very favorite season.  Fall, I heart you.This bread was fabulous.  It was perfectly sweet, packed with fresh apples and delightfully cinnamon-y.  It's easy to make and will infuse your entire home with delicious wafts of goodness.I repeat, delicious wafts of goodness, people.  :)It was hard…
  • Creole Shrimp & Sweet Potato Grits

    Celeste
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Well, my food photography studio is finally back up and running after a short hiatus following our move...I'm so excited to get the blog posts flowing again.  I've even got a window in the studio that has gorgeous natural light, so I'm looking forward to experimenting with that.This delicious seafood dinner graced our table last night.  Shrimp & Grits has long been a favorite of ours, but I love recipes that put a new twist on stand-by favorites.  The sweet potato grits are what originally caught my attention.  I used an apple-smoked gouda cheese in the grits,…
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  • Olive Garden Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara

    Stephanie
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara is a recipe that features the very familiar flavors of carbonara, but this recipe adds a unique touch of chicken tenders and shrimp for an update on this classic pasta dish.If you have been to the Olive Garden you may have found this new menu item, the chicken and shrimp carbonara is a new favorite of many people like yourself. Sautéed seasoned chicken, shrimp and bucatini pasta tossed in a creamy carbonara sauce with bacon and roasted red peppers, is a dish you won’t want to miss. If you like Alfredo sauce, you will enjoy this recipe. I have…
  • Opal Apple Pie Tacos

    Stephanie
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Are you looking for fun way to serve dessert? These Opal Apple Pie Tacos are an amazing way to serve up these crisp and flavorful apples. Your whole family will enjoy this creative dessert.Opal Apples have become a favorite of mine. If you haven’t tried these apples they are a unique apple that does not brown when you cut them. I love using these apples for recipes when you use these apples you don’t have to add lemon juice or citric acid to the apples to keep them from browning. These apples hold up well to cooking. They remain firm and are perfect to munch on or to use them in…
  • Chili for Beginners

    Stephanie
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Are you a novice cook? This recipe is a very basic chili recipe for you. This recipe is part of my learn to cook series, where I am cooking through my old home economics cookbook.Making chili may seem mysterious. It isn’t, a good chili recipe is to be had. You can make a flavorful chili from scratch. You don’t need to buy special packets of seasoning, you just need a few simple ingredients for making chili. If you are new to my Learn to cook series, this is where I am cooking through my old home economics cookbook from junior high school. So I was making this years ago when I was…
  • Easy Chocolate Pie

    Stephanie
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Do you love chocolate pie? I can show you how to make an easy chocolate pie! This pie is a no bake pie that you can put together very quickly. Honestly, nothing beats a good old fashioned chocolate pie.This recipe is part of my learn to cook series. This recipe is where I am actually cooking through my old home economics cookbook from junior high school. I went to junior high school in the early 1980s at Heaton Middle School in Pueblo, Colorado. For some reason I always retained this cookbook, and I wanted to work my way through this book.If you have never made a chocolate pie, this recipe is…
  • Homemade Apple Crisp

    Stephanie
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:48 pm
    You may be looking for an easy recipe for homemade apple crisp. This is a wonderful dessert you can make, and nothing beats the smell of a fresh apple crisp baking in your oven. When I was a small child growing up in Pueblo, Colorado my family had several apple trees in our back yard. When it came time during the late summer and early fall we were busy picking apples and preserving them. Sometimes we were lucky and my Mom would put together an apple crisp for dessert. We always made fried apples, but an apple crisp was a special treat.Making a homemade apple crisp is actually pretty easy to…
 
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  • Livefire Umami Burger

    Curt McAdams
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    I feel like I’m way behind on this umami thing. There’s umami everywhere anymore. Umami Burger is a small chain. There’s an Umami Food Truck, even. I’ve only recently started trying to figure out what umami is, though. The funny thing is, though, I’ve known umami all along! It’s apparently the fifth taste, and some say we have taste receptors that recognize umami distinctly from the other four flavors. Umami is a Japanese word, but western cuisine is full of umami-laden foods, too. It’s not just fish sauces and fermented soy and nori, but also aged…
  • Coldwater Cafe – Chef’s Table

    Curt McAdams
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    I grew up in New Carlisle, Ohio. It’s a small town north of Dayton, around 6500 people. One of the things I like about the area around Dayton is there are lots of small towns that stand apart and aren’t suburbs. They have history, a sense of community; you’ll see people without kids in school still going to high school football and basketball games. We live outside an even smaller town now, called Waynesville, with an even older history. Another town, just seven miles or so west of New Carlisle, is Tipp City. The town was founded in 1840, so it’s not quite as old as…
  • 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…
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  • Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

    Kelsey
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Given that we’ve been slurping a heck of a lot of soup around here lately I thought I’d stop in with one more. I swear, promise (!), that this will be the last one for a while. Even I know it is time to break out of my soupy pattern. It has been so easy while the weather has been crapola, but now it is time to move on. But, before I do, I have to share this little gem I found on F00d52 the other day. It is called Chicken Parmesan Soup because it tastes exactly like a Chicken Parmesan casserole but it can be made with one-quarter of the effort and is a touch healthier. The beauty…
  • Soup Season!

    Kelsey
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    If there ever was a soup winter this is it. It is barely above 10 degrees F most days here. When we were in Cooperstown last weekend is what rarely above 0 and that is not an exaggeration! To stay warm and happy I’ve been making lots and lots of soup. I even plan to have another new soup recipe for you next week. There are many reasons why soup makes a great winter meal including: – Soups are a great way to pack lots of flavors into one bowl. Most soups contain at least one, if not more, vegetables, some beans, pasta, and even meat or poultry. Depending on what you want to make,…
  • French Toast Muffins & More

    Kelsey
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    French Toast Muffins on Mom.me Nutella Lava Cakes on Mom.Me Instant Ramen in a Jar Red Velvet Pancakes on Mom.me Red Velvet Roll Cake The post French Toast Muffins & More appeared first on The Naptime Chef.
  • Pretty Votives for Your Table

    Kelsey
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Keeping the house bright this time of year can be hard. The light outside is so dull and the sun sets pretty early. To cheer up our table I like to light candles in little votive holders. It is an easy way to brighten our space and add a little extra warmth to our day. Here are a few of my favorites: via Food52, $42 via Terrain, $8 each I love this festive design from Aimee of Simple Bites. You can use your own supply of jam jars to make them at home. via Anthropologie, $7.95 via Simon Pearce, $80 per pair The post Pretty Votives for Your Table appeared first on The Naptime Chef.
  • No-Bake Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie

    Kelsey
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    This decadent treat is my gift to you this Valentine’s Day week. I know, we’ve talked about a few sweet things lately but this baby is the ultimate. It is so easy. Really, truly easy. And it is unbelievably delicious. It features a thick spread of salted caramel which is definitely a trendy flavor right now. The caramel is cradled in a simple chocolate cookie crust and topped with a decadent, and easy, ganache. Ganache can be made any number of ways but I choose to make mine pastry chef style and use an egg yolk. The yolk makes it glossier and thicker and, I think, a little more…
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  • a year of us | day 107

    ArtandLemons
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:51 pm
    day 107 “If I were President, I’d let everybody kiss each other.” 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 106

    ArtandLemons
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:01 pm
    day 106 I put the house together, he tore it apart. Block by block. Then he poured scented oil over the humidifier and rubbed it in his hair. The room soaked up the chamomile, lavender, and sage like a damp sponge. At least he smelled good. Later, when he slept, I read Come to Me and left dinner as an afterthought. 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…
  • a year of us | day 105

    ArtandLemons
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm
    day 105 He picked loose petals from the vase between bites of leftover dumplings. 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 104

    ArtandLemons
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    day 104 Two batches of dough were on the rise soon to be turned into sweet rolls. I looked at the flour still stuck on my hands while he slept in my lap waking each time I lifted him into bed. It wasn’t a day I could nap with him, though I wished it were so I could return to the story I fell asleep to last night, All Around Atlantis. From the start there was a funeral and a relationship teased out from the first line, it gnawed at me, the unknown, and I would just as soon let the dough inflate and sour until it filled the entire kitchen Ghostbusters-style than miss out on the ending. But…
  • a year of us | day 103

    ArtandLemons
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    day 103 Sunday: coffee, snow gazing, green juice (some accidentally poured into coffee), wilted flowers, yoga, sourdough oat bread, apples and sunbutter sandwiches, popcorn in bags (here’s lookin’ at you Grandpa), movie day on the floor (Explorers), afternoon light and shadow angling in, hands in dough (again). 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…
 
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    Very Culinary

  • Pina Colada Monkey Bread

    Amy Flanigan
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
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  • Slow Cooker Hurry Chicken

    Amy Flanigan
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
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  • Skillet Beans and Rice with Kielbasa

    Amy Flanigan
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
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  • Slow Cooker Italian Lemon Chicken

    Amy Flanigan
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
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  • No-Churn Ice Cream with Toffee and Chocolate Bits

    Amy Flanigan
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
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    POPSUGAR Food

  • Skill It: Perfect Gluten-Free Pie Crust

    GFF-Magazine
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The biggest dilemma gluten-free folks face is finding suitable substitutions for classic pastry recipes like pie crust. Thanks to GFF Magazine's recipe for a viable, ultraflaky dough, we don't have to worry. Triple-threat food stylist, recipe developer, and allergen-free cooking instructor Jeffrey Larsen shows how to make the ultimate GF pie crust-with vegan variations. (Just replace the butter with an equal amount of Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, and replace the sour cream with 2 tablespoons cold water.) Put this recipe in your back pocket and pull it out again and again for quiches…
  • Even Gwyneth Paltrow Loves Her Slow Cooker

    Kelsey-Kennick
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Even Gwyneth Paltrow loves her slow cooker - Goop Dried vs. canned chickpeas - which taste better? - Tasting Table This bakery just combined meatloaf, spaghetti, and cupcakes - Foodbeast Drop everything to make chocolate-peanut-butter cookies - Yahoo! Food Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is launching a line of ice cream - Grub Street Who knew a vegetable peeler could be so cool? - HuffPost Taste Cornbread-tamale pie trumps potpie any day - PureWow
  • Taco Bell Testing: Cap'n Crunch Doughnut Holes Stuffed With Milk Icing

    Nicole-Perry
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Our partner Foodbeast shares breaking food news, trendsetting recipes, and more with us. Today, Peter Pham is previewing a mighty-tempting breakfast mashup: Taco Bell's new Cap'n Crunch doughnut holes. Taco Bell recently invited us over to their test kitchen to try a top-secret new dessert they plan to release. That said, here are our own photos of the new Cap'n Crunch Delights going into test immediately. Made with Cap'n Crunch Berries cereal and a warm, gooey milk icing, the Delights are the newest addition to Taco Bell's dessert lineup. We took intimate steps to get familiar with the sweet…
  • 15 Wedding Desserts to Try in Lieu of a Classic Cake

    Anna-Monette-Roberts
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Grandiose wedding cakes will always have their place at some receptions, but more and more, couples are opting for alternative desserts to serve their guests. Cupcake towers, macarons, minidessert buffets, doughnuts, and cake-pop stands are just a few trending desserts circulating the American wedding scene. - Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden Source: Focus Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Bayly & Moore via 100 Layer Cake, Jennifer Morrow Photography via Style Me Pretty, Love Me Do Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, and Lisa Vorce via Style Me Pretty
  • The Richest, Fudgiest Salted Brownies You'll Ever Try

    Nicole-Perry
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Until I tried this brownie recipe, I was a firm believer that the batter would always trump the end result. Time and time again, I'd bite in and be disappointed by a mild, cakey dessert that was a mere shadow of its bowl-licking-good beginnings, but not with these. Don't let their crackly, craggy, salt-speckled tops fool you - below the surface is an insanely rich, fudgy, dense crumb that captures brownie batter's lush flavor and texture but is much easier to share with friends. Since my brownie revelation, I've loaded them with chopped nuts, swirled them with caramel sauce, and even amped up…
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Brandade – Hot Cod

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    There are certain things that if I see on a menu, I will almost always order them, and brandade is one of those things. This amazing dish from the south of France can be made many different ways, but it’s usually some sort of combination of salt cod, potato, garlic, and olive oil. Once made, it can be eaten as is, or turned into a beautifully browned and bubbly gratin. Actually, forget I said that, as this should always be baked and eaten piping hot, ideally with some homemade crostini.The biggest (and only) challenge with this dish is handling the salt cod. It needs to be soaked in cold…
  • Homemade Beef Jerky – A Real Convenient Store

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Until recently, beef jerky was a late night, convenience store impulse buy, and what was in it was the least of your worries at that hour. I’ve had beef jerky where MSG was the most nutritious thing in it, but times have changed. Thanks to a new wave of modern day cave-people, eating healthy, high-protein snacks is all the rage, and while you can find many artisan brands out there, making your own is fun, easy, and using this method, relatively quick.  You can get great flavor with as little as a 3-hour marination, but feel free to go as long as 24-hours. I did half a batch using…
  • Next Up: Beef Jerky

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:33 pm
  • Farro with Wild Mushrooms – So Old it’s New

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    We don’t get to eat a lot of food that’s identical to what the ancient Romans would have eaten, which is one of the things that makes farro so fun. They must have had mushrooms and fermented cream back then, so it’s easy to imagine Cleopatra and Mark Antony enjoying this before an evening of who knows what. You can buy dry farro in whole-grain form, but I prefer the “pearled” style, where the tougher outer layer has been polished down. Mine took about 40-45 minutes to cook, but that will depend on the brand you buy, as the sizes, and amount of polishing can vary. I think this…
  • Next Up: Farro

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
 
 
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    Always Order Dessert

  • How to Make Labneh

    Alejandra Ramos
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    Because I'm Puerto Rican, people often assume that Latin food is my favorite. It's definitely very high up there, and I do tend to cook with those kinds of flavors and ingredients often, but the truth is that given the choice, I'm more likely to pick Middle Eastern dishes and flavors. I love garlicky yogurt sauces, beautifully seasoned lamb, tangy cheeses, and crispy fritters. I go wild for
  • Nigella's Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake

    Alejandra Ramos
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    In an interview a few days ago, the reporter asked me if I think of my blog as being more savory or sweet. Because of the name, people always assume it's a dessert blog, but it is not! It's everything. It's savory and sweet and parties and occasionally I'll even give you tips for how to store your jewelry. That whole Always Order Dessert thing is my life philosophy, but it's not the rule. So I
  • The Best Paleo Blueberry Muffins

    Alejandra Ramos
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    My friend Mónica and her husband were visiting NYC last weekend, so we planned to have them over for a relaxed brunch at home before they left town. Since her husband can't eat gluten, I decided to use the opportunity to play around with some gluten-free and paleo brunch recipes so that he could enjoy them along with everyone else. The results of that experimentation were these perfect little
  • $500 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!

    Alejandra Ramos
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    I teamed up with some of my favorite and most inspiring female bloggers and entrepreneurs this year for a group Instagram giveaway that's all about supporting and encouraging each other. I strongly believe that there are few things more powerful than women promoting and supporting each other, so we're trying to put a few of those good vibes out there to help make a little magic happen. Each
  • Lemon Curd Cupcakes + Chocolate Frosting

    Alejandra Ramos
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    I'm not sure why the combination of lemon + chocolate doesn't get as much attention as some other chocolate marriages. It's one that I fell in love with a few years ago when reading a novel called The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Not that you asked, but I hated that book with a passion, and I don't recommend it (and am not even going to link to it), but was ultimately thankful to have read
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    Hungry Crowd

  • Margaritas, Moscow Mules and More Margaritas

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    F&W doesn't expect you to see every tweet we send out (just almost every one). Catch up each week with this top 5 list. [&amp;lt;a href="//storify.com/FoodandWine/story-190" target="_blank"&amp;gt;View the story " " on Storify&am...
  • 4 Steps to Stress-Free Friday Night Entertaining

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Do you suffer from dinner party overprepping? We have the cure: Invite everyone over on Friday night for an easy, collaborative meal. Every time we do, we discover that the weekend feels infinitely longer and more fun. Here, chef Mashama Bailey of...
  • Chef Michael Schwartz Taunts Body-Conscious Miamians with this Incredible Leg of Lamb

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Miami chef Michael Schwartz shares his delicous lamb recipe, served with a vibrant pesto made with healthy, nutty-tasting hemp seeds. Since he opened Michael’s Genuine eight years ago, Michael Schwartz hasn’t worried whether body-consc...
  • How to Improve Your Wine Memory

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    You’re at dinner. You’re not concentrating too hard. You have a wine you like. How do you remember, a week later, what you drank? The biggest wine complaint I hear from my friends (normal, functioning members of society, most of them, ...
  • Eric Ripert Sustains a Matsutake Epiphany, Is Loved by Koalas in New Season of Avec Eric

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Kangaroos, crocodiles and monks are just a few of Eric Ripert's new friends in the new season of Avec Eric, which premieres this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on The Cooking Channel. Food & Wine went behind the scenes during filming to talk to the Le ...
 
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    Wholistic Woman

  • Denise Austin’s New 10 Week, 360° Plan

    Wendy Hammond
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    Image courtesy of Rogers & Cowan The sheer number of diet and fitness plans is mind boggling. Before my weight loss surgery, I tried them all! It’s so easy to get caught up in researching various things, trying to put together the perfect eating and fitness routines. Denise Austin is offering a new plan to make it easier. Denise Austin’s 10 Week, 360° Plan gives people the tools they need to achieve their goals by combining everything Austin knows about exercise, nutrition and motivation in one place for the first time through all-new video content. Fun, easy and accessible for…
  • Weight Loss Surgery: 3 Month Update

    Wendy Hammond
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    I can hardly believe it’s been three months since my weight loss surgery! It’s gone fast, although I must say I’ve adapted really well to my new normal. So now that I’m all healed, what is life like? The scale is my friend some days, my enemy on others. I weigh in every day on my scale, which automatically updates. Some days I’m down 1-2 pounds. Other days I’m up. The overall trajectory is down, however. Some days I’m excited about how much I’ve lost. Other days I feel like I should have lost more. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a…
  • Wear Red on Friday (Feb 6) and Help Save Women’s Lives!

    Wendy Hammond
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, is National Wear Red Day, the day when red becomes the most fashionable color in Michigan and across the country.  On this day, thousands of people, employees at more than 10,000 companies, along with national and local news anchors and talk-show hosts will wear red to support the cause. The red dress and the color red are symbols for women and heart disease and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. The American Heart Association encourages area residents to show their support for the Go Red For Women movement by wearing red that day.  Heart…
  • 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…
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    The Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

  • Where Does the Brown in Brown Sugar Come From? — Ingredient Intelligence

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    I love baking and cooking with a freshly opened package of brown sugar. I love packing it tightly into a measuring up and that oh-so-satisfying feeling I get when it flips out, perfectly molded, like sand for a sand castle. So how is brown sugar made, and what's the difference between light brown and dark brown sugar? READ MORE »
  • Recipe: Freezer Taco Kits — Freezer-Friendly Recipes from The Kitchn

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Growing up in Southern California, I consider tacos to be a weekly standard. With taco kits, Taco Tuesday has never came together so easily! Prep a favorite taco filling — like this seasoned ground beef — and bag it up for freezing. Store it together with a bag of cheese and a packet of tortillas and dinner is ready in five minutes whenever you like. READ MORE »
  • 5 Pro Tips for a Successful Meal Party from The Retro Dinner Diva — Gatherings from The Kitchn

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    How I Threw a Freezer Meal Party & Made 50 Meals for Under $300 This week I've been sharing my first-ever freezer meal party — a small get-together where we cooked and assembled meals for our freezers. It was a totally fun and worthwhile way to spend an afternoon, but as it was my first time coordinating the many moving pieces, it certainly took longer than I expected! To improve my next meal party, I turned to Stephanie Eakins, who runs freezer meal parties as part of her business, The Retro Dinner Diva. Here's a little more about Stephanie, her business, and five of her best tips for…
  • How Much Do You Really Know About Grass-Fed Beef? — Food News

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    The messages and news missives we've received over the past several years seem unequivocal: grain-fed beef, bad; grass-fed beef, good. But this article from The Washington Post has me rethinking a few of those assumptions — not that grass-fed beef isn't "good." It just might be more complicated than we realize. READ MORE »
  • Frozen Desserts Are More Than Just Ice Cream — Love Your Freezer

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. Am I right? As I've mentioned before, ice cream is an important part of my freezer stockpile. In summertime I store the canister to our ice cream maker in the freezer whenever it's not in use so that we can quickly and easily get churning. If you've followed the Freezer Cure for any length of time, though, you know that the freezer is for more than just ice cream. Especially in the dessert department! READ MORE »
 
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    Gigabiting

  • Wall Street Goes for a Ride on a $100 Million Grilled Cheese Truck

    Janice
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:58 pm
      In January, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Inc. became the world’s first publicly traded food truck business (ticker symbol: GRLD). Its early valuation of $108 million is based on 18 million shares that started trading at around $6. For less than [...]
  • Domaine versus Domain Name: This is why the new .wine websites are bad for wine

    Janice
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
      Dot Wine is coming. The internet has gotten too big to be contained by .com, .net, .org, and .gov, so the organization in charge of internet addresses is pushing a major expansion in domain name suffixes. For years we’ve been making do with just 22 suffixes, plus a [...]
  • The Terroir of the Shopping Mall Food Court

    Janice
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
      Mall dining is much more than a shopper’s pit stop. There’s an uninspired sameness to mall stores. Close your eyes and you could be in any mall, anywhere, with the same overstuffed department stores at each end and the predictable [...]
  • Eating Your Way to a Good Night’s Sleep

    Janice
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
      Forget that glass of warm milk at bedtime. It might feel as cozy as a tuck-in from Mom, but it’s doing more harm than good when it comes to falling asleep. The right foods before bed can contribute to [...]
  • Why, oh why do companies give the public access to unmoderated, real-time Twitter feeds?

    Janice
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Oops, they did it again. This time it’s Coca-Cola. The company has pulled its #MakeItHappy brand campaign after it was used to tweet excerpts from Hitler’s Mein Kampf into sweetly innocuous cartoon images of kitty cats and happy hamburgers. The #MakeItHappy campaign launched [...]
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    Harmonious Homestead

  • Change Your Life Kraut Melt Sandwich {Recipe}

    Rachel
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:27 pm
    What I’m about to tell you is so devastatingly simple that it can hardly be called a recipe. And yet, a friend whom I recently served this to declared that it “changed her life.” All you need is vegetable kraut, bread and cheese. I ferment my own mixed vegetable kraut from whatever’s in season. The variety pictured includes beets, red cabbage, carrots, and garlic aged on the counter for just a week because I like my kraut crunchy. Bread can be whatever you have on hand, sliced fairly thinly. Same with the cheese – use anything that melts nicely, sliced thin.
  • Wisdom & News from OEFFA Conference 2015

    Rachel
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:49 pm
    I’m still riding high on the “agricultural intoxication”* of the 2015 Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association annual conference. My heart is warmed by so many great talks, both prepared presentations and side conversations, with friends new and old. My head spins with the possibilities of this coming year. I bounced around a lot this year, staying in only one session for the entire period – my own! There were just too many enticing presentations to choose from. Here’s some of the wisdom I heard: “Introduce wild edibles to your diet one at a…
  • Homestead Happenings #3: Plans & Yeast

    Rachel
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    This week was dominated by planning for the spring ahead. The groundhog may have seen a shadow, but sunny, longer days mean that garden work will come very soon. The weather was warm enough for me to spend a little time digging roots and washing seedling pots yesterday! What’s happened this week: We watched BBC’s Great British Baking Show on WOSU. Airing Monday nights at 10, this is our new show not-to-be-missed. The hosts are very British – quirky, kind, and quick-witted, and the spirit is more of learning and comradeship than dramatic American food competition shows.
  • Gardening on the Wild Side

    Rachel
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    If you’ve seen me in person recently, you’ve probably heard me mention Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. This book, a science-based review of how to select and prepare food for maximum nutritional benefit, has transformed my cooking more than any other writing ever. I even taught a class based upon it for The Seasoned Farmhouse. The basic premise is that wild foods like foraged berries, greens, and grains are far higher in nutrients than human-influenced hybrids chosen for sweetness, carbohydrate efficient production, and ease of growth and harvest.
  • Homestead Happenings #2: Late & Great

    Rachel
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Who is surprised that in the second week of what was supposed to be a weekly list, I’m already a day late? Not I. Last week was full in so many ways. Here’s what was going on in our world: Alex spent the week in Arizona and Mexico on business. It was a long trip that included a number of life birds for Alex, a visit by javelinas to the hotel parking lot, and a few great lunches of steak and leek tacos. Meanwhile at home it snowed, rained, iced, snowed, and rained some more. Lil and I trekked to Wayne county, Ohio to check out an Amish farming supply store. Spring is coming and…
 
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    BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food

  • Mangalista pigs are all the rage. Get a taste at this upcoming dinner.: Mangalista Pig Dinner

    biteclub
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    TwitterGoogle+The post Mangalista pigs are all the rage. Get a taste at this upcoming dinner.: Mangalista Pig Dinner appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Feb 22, 2015: Sonoma’s Artisan Cheese Fair

    biteclub
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Cheeselovers unite at Sonoma’s Artisan Cheese Fair! This intimate cheese festival at Sonoma Cooking School, Ramekins Sunday, Feb 22 is one of the best opportunities to get face-to-face with Bay Area artisan cheesemakers. Cheesemonger Sheana Davis of the Epicurean Connection hosts the annual event, which includes a mac and cheese cookoff, cheese-tastings and beer, wine and cider tastings. Plus guest chefs, live local music and of course, cheese wheel races. The event is $50 per person, 21+only. And trust us, you won’t walk away hungry or thirsty. Tickets available online, event lasts from…
  • Dim sum, octopus balls and bao: 8 Eats for Chinese New Year

    biteclub
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    TwitterGoogle+The post Dim sum, octopus balls and bao: 8 Eats for Chinese New Year appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Pickle It with Bay Area Chefs at SHED

    biteclub
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    TwitterGoogle+The post Pickle It with Bay Area Chefs at SHED appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Persona Pizza coming to Arrigoni’s space

    biteclub
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    TwitterGoogle+The post Persona Pizza coming to Arrigoni’s space appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
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    Cooking with Thas

  • Shrimp Tapioca Masala – Shrimp Kappa Masala

    Thas
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Shrimp roast and boiled tapioca (cassava) combined together and made into an incredible dish… Tapioca (Cassava) or Kappa (in Malayalam) is a staple food in South India, especially Kerala. In fact, Tapioca is a common root vegetable in many Asian countries and South America. It’s a starchy root vegetable quite similar to potato but the raw tapioca is much harder in texture than potato. When boiled, it gets tender and softer. Tapioca is either boiled or fried. One of the common ways of serving tapioca in South India is by boiling it and then dipped with a spicy sauce or stir fried…
  • No Bake Cranberry Cream Cheese Tart Recipe

    Thas
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Graham cracker crust filled with cream cheese filling and topped with sweet and tangy cranberry sauce… This is absolutely my kind of dessert, not too sweet yet creamy and delicious. This no bake tart can be made in just a matter of minutes. I used the store bought crust hence making the filling and the sauce was pretty easy. For making the filling you just have to mix the beaten cream cheese and whipped cream. I have to tell you guys, the cranberry sauce complemented the creamy filling so well. The sweet and tangy cranberry sauce along with creamy cream cheese and crispy crust,…
  • Egg in a Hole- Egg in a Bread Recipe

    Thas
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    Egg in a hole or egg in a bread toast, a fancy way to have egg and bread together… Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s day celebration. I love all kinds of celebrations and I make sure to make something special for every special occasions. Yesterday, I made this egg in a heart for my Valentine. My man was moved and he enjoyed this egg and bread together so much. With the heart shaped bread I made French toast, here is the recipe. Ain’t this romantic??? You don’t have to wait till next Valentine’s day to make this, make everyday filled with love and keep…
  • Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Filling and Whipped Cream Topping

    Thas
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Chocolate cake with strawberry filling and topped with whipped cream, delicious cake to treat your dear ones… Valentine’s day is around the corner and I’m sure you all would be looking for some cool recipes to cook for your valentine. For me, a delicious cake would do all the magic. Who can possibly resist cakes??? So, for this Valentine’s day bake a cake from scratch and surprise your valentine. More Recipes to make on Valentine’s day  Chocolate Pistachio covered strawberries Mini Black Forest Cake Strawberry Cheesecake Tiramisu Cake Chocolate Cake with…
  • Shrimp Majestic with Chow Mein Noodles

    Thas
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:57 pm
    An absolutely delicious shrimp and chow mein stir fry recipe… I’ve already shared the recipe for making Chicken majestic with Peppers, this is one of my top favorites among the dishes I’d tried recently. The other day, I’d a huge debate within myself on what to make for dinner. Finally, I settled for chicken majestic and decided to make it once again. I opened the freezer to find that I was out of chicken. Have to tell you that the freezing cold weather has made me lazy and I’m skipping my weekly grocery shoppings. How I wish my refrigerator and pantry got…
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    A Sweet Spoonful

  • Kale Power Salad with Sunflower Crumble (+ Winter Links)

    megang
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    This past week involved a lot of time with file folders and receipts, readying and finishing tax documents. I’m a big fan of “clearing the decks” at home and at work: I try to get bills out right on time, generally hate clutter, love a Goodwill run to get rid of things we’re not using around the house — so a particular time of year that forces you to revisit all of the stressful financial and business questions that you thought you’d already put to bed? No thanks. At some point last year, my youngest sister got her first credit card and had some questions…
  • Morning Glory Crumble Muffins

    megang
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    I rarely make muffins at home and never order one when I’m out and about as I find they’re often far too sweet and never truly that satisfying. I realize, too, in looking back at my cookbook that there’s only one muffin recipe throughout. Case in point: I’m tentative on muffins. But not these. We’ve been pretty thrilled to have this healthier version of Morning Glory muffins on the counter this week; they have little bits of apple, raisins, walnuts, and grated carrot and are cloaked in a buttery oat crumble topping — quite the opposite of your boring…
  • Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche Tart with a Cornmeal Millet Crust

    megang
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    It’s been a uniformly gray and rainy week in Seattle, and I’d planned on making a big pot of salmon chowder to have for the weekend, but then the new issue of Bon Appetit landed on my doorstep with that inviting “Pies for Dinner” cover, and I started to think about how long it’s been since I made my very favorite recipe from my cookbook, Whole Grain Mornings. I’m often asked at book events which recipe I love most, and it’s a tough one to answer because I have favorites for different moods or occasions, but I’d say that this savory tart is right…
  • 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…
 
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    lisa is cooking

  • Carrot Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    lisa is cooking
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Since Kurt’s birthday is just a few days before Valentine’s Day, there have been years when there was an overload of sweet treats during that second week of February. This year, it was a little different since Kurt was traveling for work on his birthday. We waited and celebrated both occasions on the 14th. Of course, I questioned him in advance regarding what kind of cake he wanted this year. In early December, I read Alice Medrich’s latest book, Flavor Flours, in which she suggested the New... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Fatayer with Cheese and Spinach

    lisa is cooking
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    If I’d been asked a few weeks ago what I knew about Lebanese food, I would have said that I didn’t really know anything. It turns out, I’ve been enjoying the flavors of Lebanese cooking for years without even realizing it. I received a review copy of the new book Comptoir Libanais: A Feast of Lebanese-Style Home Cooking by Tony Kitous and Dan Lepard and started learning a thing or two about this wonderful food. Kitous opened the London restaurants Comptoir Libanais to share Lebanese culture... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Tostadas and Cooking Beans in a Wonderbag

    lisa is cooking
    7 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Have you heard about the Wonderbag? I’m fascinated with its ability to slow-cook food with no power source. It was invented by Sarah Collins to reduce the need for wood fire cooking, free up time spent tending to meals, and lessen smoke inhalation from indoor live cooking fires. There is a one-for-one program, and for every Wonderbag purchased in the US, one is donated to a family in need in Africa. I received one as a sample for review. I’d like to quote a few interesting facts: “Smoke... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Campagne Boule

    lisa is cooking
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Since moving into our temporary home and using our temporary-too-small kitchen, I think I’ve spent more time reading about bread than baking bread. First, I read a review copy I received of In Search of the Perfect Loaf by Samuel Fromartz. This is a memoir of a bread baking journey. Fromartz set out to learn from other bakers in order to perfect his home bread baking, and in the process learned about different types of wheat used for flour in addition to learning new baking and dough making... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • 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.
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    Melody Gourmet Fury | Austin Food Writer and Photographer

  • I’m the Worst Food Blogger Ever (but I’m writing for Culture Map Now!)

    Melody Fury
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    The title of this post pretty much sums up where I am right now.  Since I started a new internship for my super secret other-career, I’ve been keeping my head down in my work.  While I’ve certainly been eating well, as demonstrated by my Instagram feed, I haven’t been paying enough attention to my blog. We’ve also been cooking up a storm and I’ll try to catch up on the recipe requests.  (See what we’ve cooked in 2015 so far). Having said that, I’m excited to report that I’m now writing for Culture Map.  I’m enjoying it a whole lot…
  • What I’ve Cooked in 2015 So Far

    Melody Fury
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Cooking more is one of our goals for 2015, partially for health (hm, 20%?) but mostly because we want to budget wiser.  We love to cook and create recipes so it doesn’t really phase us.  Finding time is the greater issue. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen what we’ve been serving up from our kitchen.  Below is a roundup of the most popular dishes.  Feel free to make recipe requests and I’ll try my best to post them asap.  Much love! Breakfast sandwich with fried salami, the perfect scrambled eggs, and avocado  | Melody Gourmet Fury Chinese green onion…
  • Best Austin Restaurants of 2014

    Melody Fury
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    2014 has been another over-the-top year of dining.  A wave of exciting new restaurants swept through Austin but only some beckoned return visits. Head on over to Year in Eater to see a compilation of top restaurant picks by Austin food writers, including some of my input. Below is my personal list of best Austin restaurants of 2014, with a mix of new and old favorites.  All of these are choices are completely and utterly biased, based solely on what I love.  Some may be conveniently located around my house and areas that I frequent.  I also made up my own atypical categories because hey,…
  • Where to Stay, Eat and Play in San Diego: Part 2

    Melody Fury
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:42 am
    This is a 3-part series on my best restaurant experiences, activities, and hotel stays during my vacation in balmy San Diego. La Pensione Hotel Good morning indeed!  We woke up in the heart of Little Italy, a charming neighbourhood studded with a variety of independent cafes and eateries.  We were hosted by La Pensione, a modern boutique hotel that has a fine balance of comfort and style.  This hotel was in a prime location that’s conveniently midway between the airport and downtown. La Pensione Hotel in Little Italy in San Diego California | Melody Gourmet Fury Light-filled lounge…
  • Update! 21 Days for Good Challenge with Snap Kitchen

    Melody Fury
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    I have one week remaining in Snap Kitchen‘s 21 Days for Good Challenge and so far, I’ve been feeling pretty dang fabulous.  Looking back at my goals, I see that my energy level is remaining high, I’ve been staying focused on my work, and not having to shop and cook frees up more time for me to spend with loved ones.  I even managed to sneak in an extra hour or two of sleep here and there. I’ve also learned many healthy alternatives to incorporate into my cooking after this challenge is over (e.g. using dates as a thickener/ sweetener, adding steel-cut oats to my…
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    La Fuji Mama

  • 5 Ways to Use Hummus (Break out of dip mode!)

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    As you may have gathered, I LOVE hummus.  My favorite afternoon snack is fresh cut veggies dipped in hummus.  But hummus is so much more versatile than that and I think it’s time we break out of dip mode here on LFM.  So here are 5 (easy!) ways to use hummus that aren’t dip related. 1. Hummus Deviled Eggs For 12 pieces: Slice 6 hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise.  Remove the yolks and place them in a mixing bowl.  Add 1/4 cup hummus of your choice, along with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and mash with a fork until everything is well combined.  Taste and add salt and pepper…
  • Oven-Fried Japanese Chicken Wings (Tebasaki) + BYBC 2015

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    I spent last weekend laughing my guts out, learning, making new friends, meeting old friends for the first time, and being inspired.  Taste of Home magazine sponsored me to go to Build Your Blog Conference (BYBC) in Salt Lake City, UT. My roommates Carissa (Good N Crazy) and Lisa (The Domestic Life Stylist), and finally meeting Erin (5 Dollar Dinners) in person after years of stalking each other online, made the weekend extra fun.  The sessions were amazing.  I loved learning about food photography my friend Linsdsey (Cafe Johnsonia) and my friend April about podcasting (Power of Moms).
  • Açaí Bowl Breakfast

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    I’ve been trying to bring more variety to my breakfasts lately, as you might have seen by my chia breakfast pudding last week.  Another item that I’ve been feasting on in the mornings is an açaí bowl.  An açaí bowl is like cross between a smoothie and a bowl of ice cream, made with frozen açaí berries. The mixture is poured into a bowl, topped with whatever fruits, nuts, etc. that your heart desires, and then eaten with a spoon. Not only are they beautiful, delicious, and filling, but it’s fun to bring a bit of the tropical rainforests into my kitchen during winter.
  • Live Happy

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Last Friday was Bug’s 100th day of kindergarten.  To celebrate, her class had a party where they did activities that all had to do with the number 100 and were encouraged to dress up as centenarians.  Bug’s teacher also asked the helpers to dress up, so Bug and I woke up a bit earlier than normal on Friday to give us enough time to transform ourselves into grannies.  After I added some wrinkles to my face I asked Bug if she wanted me to put some on her face.  She took one look at me and said, “NO THANK YOU.  Mom, are you really going to look like that when you’re…
  • Chia Breakfast Pudding

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    I have to admit that I shied away from the chia trend for a long time because I couldn’t think or say the word chia without the old 80s jingle of childhood running through my head. “Ch-ch-ch-chia!!”  That combined with the disturbing visual of a clay head with green sprouts growing out of its scalp just didn’t do much for my appetite.  But having a policy of trying everything at least once, I finally dipped my toes into chia waters and found that I loved chia seeds.  Of course.  Now that pesky jingle has found permanent residence in my head because chia pudding has…
 
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    Wokking On The Run

  • All About The (Chicken) Baste

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Perhaps as far back as anyone can determine, and maybe as old as the Chinese culture itself, there are reports about the use of chickens. However, the earliest usage has nothing to do with eating... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Easy Wok Fun

    6 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Some of the most fun I have while cooking is in a busy kitchen at dinner time.  That pales in comparison to what I have experienced in the restaurant industry.  One of the most active... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    True Food Movement

  • Chowhound Debate: Do Food Bloggers Post Bad Recipes?

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    Honey roasted butternut squash, yummy and appetizing A recent discussion on Chowhound sparked a big debate … do recipes on food blogs actually taste good? I admit, I’ve tried recipes from websites and been heartily disappointed. I’ve also prepared recipes specifically from food blogs, some with millions of monthly views and had mediocre results. Enticing photographs bring clicks and revenue to a site, but shouldn’t food bloggers also back up the sizzle with some steak? The original Chowhound.com post is below:   credit: Chowhound.com Do Food Bloggers Owe Their Readers Tasty…
  • Easy Sponge Cake Recipe

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    credit: Alex Wymer | TrueFoodMovement.com   The Great British Baking Show on PBS has my rapt attention.  The British bakers are more about savory, less about sweet, and I’m getting lots of ideas from their expertise.  Many of their concoctions began “with a sponge,” and I decided to find a good recipe to share with you here. I look at cookbook searches the way some people feel about truffle hunts.  My local bookstore recently provided me with a sponge kismet moment when I picked up Mastering the Art of Baking by Anneka Manning.  Definitely buy this book!
  • Is Gourmet Popcorn Worth the Price?

    admin
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    We love popcorn.  A fun snack that’s perfect on a lazy afternoon or during movie night.  In our house, we’ve ditched the microwave stuff for an air popper and found a lack of flavor.  To be blunt, it tasted like cardboard.  We wondered if the kernel made a difference.  Maybe the pricey stuff would taste better? Gourmet Popcorn We hunted around and bought White Cat Corn, proclaimed the best in the country by both the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.  We paid $8.00 for 27 ounces at our local specialty store.   We compared it to a no name yellow popcorn we picked up…
  • GMO Cartoon: GMO Labeling, We Win Even If We Lose

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
      GMO labeling didn’t do so well in the most recent election cycle. Colorado voters rejected their proposed GMO bill by a 65-35 margin. After a recount in Oregon, that state’s bill lost by 837 votes. Two hard-to-take losses, one because the margin was so great, and one because it was so teeny. Did We Really Lose? From Australia to Vietnam, 64 countries currently have GMO labeling. All we’re asking is to have the same right in the U.S. Just let us know what’s in our food, then we can decide for ourselves if we want to buy and eat it. Sounds simple,…
  • Why the Food Movement Needs to Stay Positive

    Lisa Johnson
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dorothy and her friends walked down the yellow brick road, quite fearful, chanting, “Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!” They were afraid of everything … a rustling leaf, a random woodsy sound, you name it. Turned out there were no tigers and bears. And the lion was merely a pussycat. Many of us in the greenie / foodie / frugal movement have a goal to improve our lives. It’s about moving towards the positive. Healthier food, healthier lives, more happiness – those are our priorities. So why do so many bloggers and green foodies screech the same chorus of “Lions and tigers and…
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    Bitches Who Brunch

  • Five Leaves Brunch

    Emily, Bitch in the City
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    Valentine’s Day doesn’t do much for me. I appreciate the flowers gifted on spontaneous weekdays much more than on a day where half the male population is carrying roses around the streets of the city. I can’t stand inflated fixed price menus. Pink heart balloons are tacky in restaurants. I feel incredibly lucky that most of my regular days feel like a special occasion, and I have difficulty embracing how commercialized Valentine’s Day has become. I do like using Valentine’s Day as an excuse to see girlfriends, which is why I set off for a brunch this weekend with my…
  • DC Harvest Brunch

    Cori Sue
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    There’s really nothing better than a delicious, bottomless brunch in a cozy spot on a cold day. I gathered my Bitches—and off we went to H Street, to visit the new DC Harvest. Three of us, Adrienne, Christina, and I, were sorority sisters at UNC. Daniela is one of my dearest friends and Sarah was visiting from New York. We entered the restaurant, which is a two-story row house, and were ushered to the lovely, light-filled second floor, where the open-air kitchen is also located. The space is lovely and cozy and the service is friendly. We arrived late for brunch—and stayed late—so we…
  • The Lust List: Winter Layers

    Ally, Bitch in the City
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    Despite that it is almost March (!!!), our editors in New York, Washington, and Chicago are still getting hit hard with sub-zero wind chills and icy terrain. Spring is officially less than a month away, but we can’t even fathom packing away our oversized knits, floppy beanies, and wool socks. Just because you’re layering doesn’t mean that you have to look like a total slob. There are tips and tricks to staying bundled, but still maintaining shape and personal style. I love a good crew neck sweatshirt (preferably adorned with a cheeky saying) and then add on a statement…
  • Recap: Fashion for Charity

    Shellie, Guest Bitch
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s funny how a beat-the-Valentine’s-Day-blues weekend with friends can turn into every girl’s dream VIP party at a runway show during New York Fashion Week. Yes, that’s how quickly things happen. I’m surrounded by the best, blessed Bitches. And it’s only right that we’d hang in NYC with a bunch of Bastards. Let me explain. I jumped on a flight from Tampa headed for NYC to visit brand-new New Yorker and head Bitch, Becca, for a V-Day escape and a viewing of 50 Shades (quick review: Skip it). Serendipitously, another one of my buds, Charles Ferri, founder of Star Vodka and cast…
  • Matchbox Pajama Brunch with OrderAhead

    Cori Sue
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    Oh, Valentine’s Day. It’s my favorite holiday—the pink, the love notes, the chocolates, the champagne, the lurve. I’m a girly girl and I am unashamed of my unabashed love for this Hallmark holiday. As the East Coast was experiencing frigid temperatures for much of February, I’ve been holed up working remotely—and spending as much time as possible with friends in cozy indoor spaces. The Saturday before Valentine’s Day, I wanted to throw a casual pajama brunch for some girlfriends—inside. We’d brunch in, with the help of a quick delivery from OrderAhead, a new delivery app in…
 
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  • Kelebihan dan Kekurangan Sony Xperia E4g, Ponsel Android KitKat Terbaru

    shofie
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    Kelebihan dan Kekurangan Sony Xperia E4g, Ponsel Android KitKat Terbaru - Anda juga bisa menyimapan data - data yang anda punya pada smartphone tersebt dengan menggunakan memori internal berkapasitas 8GB dan masih bisa anda perluas dengan menggunakan memori eksternal microSD berkapasitas maksimal 64GB. Selain itu pada smartphone terebut juga telah di bekali dengan adanya fitur konektivitas yang lumayan lengkap dan juga lumayan mempuni salah satunya, smartphone tersebut telah di bekali dengan adanya jaringan 4G LTE yang mampu menjelajah internet dengan kecepatan tinggi. Lantas apa saja kah…
  • Kelebihan Smartphone LG Joy, Smartphone Canggih 2015

    shofie
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Kelebihan Smartphone LG Joy, Smartphone Canggih 2015 - Tidak ketinggalan juga, pada smartphone tersebut telah di tanamakan dengan adanya memori internal berkapasitas 4GB, dan masih bisa anda tambahkan dengan menggunakan microSD berkapasitas maksimal 32GB. Selain itu pada sektor konektivitasnya, smartphone tersebut telah di bekali dengan adanya fitur - fitur yang melimpah. Lantas apa saja kah fitur konektivitas yang telah di benamkan pada smartphone tersebut ? Simak informasinya di bawah ini.Baca seelengkapnya --->>> LG Joy
  • Kelemahan dan Kelebihan LG Spirit, Smartphone Octa Core Terbaru 2015

    shofie
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    Kelemahan dan Kelebihan LG Spirit, Smartphone Octa Core Terbaru 2015 - Pada ruang penyimpanannya, smartphone tersebut telah di bekali dengan adanya memori internal berkapasitas kosong 8GB, selain itu pada smartphone tersebut juga bisa anda perluas dengan menggunakan memori eksternal microSD dengan kapasitas maksimal hingga 32GB. Tidak ketinggalan juga pada smartphone LG Spirit ini telah di benamkan oleh fitur - fitur yang melimpah. Lantas apa saja kah fitur yang telah di usung oleh smartphone tersebut ? Simak ulasannya di bawah ini.Baca selengkapnya --->>> LG Spirit
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    Mexico in my Kitchen

  • Carne en su jugo - Meat cooked in its own juices

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:05 pm
    This recipe is from the State of Jalisco, where it is very popular and one of the most famous dishes from that State. Jalisco’s main city is Guadalajara, the State Capital, also known as the “Pearl of the West” in addition to being one of the largest cities in Latin American due to its dense population of more that 5 million people living in the city and metropolitan area. Maybe you have heard of Jalisco before because it is the birthplace of our world famous Tequila. But Jalisco is more than just Tequila, moreover it has an extensive gastronomy. The Jalisco’s gastronomy is celebrated…
  • Super Spicy Salsa with Puya and Arbol Peppers

    6 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    I got this recipe from a waiter at a small Mexican restaurant that’s about an hour away from where we live. In most of the Mexican restaurants around here, you’re usually offered some tortilla chips and salsa, but the salsa turns out to be just a watery tomato sauce that has no flavor. In this restaurant, however, there were 4 different types of salsas available: “Salsa Verde”, “Pico de Gallo”, “Salsa Roja”, and this particular salsa here. On my first try, I immediately told myself: “This is my kind of salsa!” Just a few drops of it was enough to spice up your meat, tacos,…
  • Mexican Noodle Soup / Sopa de Fideos

    4 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    Fideo Soup is one of the most traditional soup recipes in Mexico, and is usually part of the mid-day meal in Mexican homes and in small family restaurants called “Fondas”. If you go to a Latin market, you’ll find two types of “fideo”, the thinnest being called “Pelo de Angel” or Cambray  (“Angel Hair"). Although the noodles in Mexico are similar to Italian spaghettis, fideos are usually not that long; the makers break them into smaller pieces and sell them that way, so that the noodles will fit into an average spoon. Some fideos are still sold in longer, twisted, strands,…
  • How to Make Easy Hot Tamales using Corn Flour / Cómo Hacer Tamales con Harina de Maíz

    2 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Share with your social networks, it takes 5 seconds, Thanks!Oh, the Holidays! So much to do, and so little time to enjoy. And while cooking this month, a series of emails messages were exchanged to help a fellow blogger in her pursuit of preparing the traditional tamales during this time of the year. The subject of the emails was about the dough for making the tamales. People familiar with making tamales outside México will use the corn flour made specially for Tamales, the one sold by “Maseca” in a 5-pound paper package. This corn flour is a good substitute if fresh corn dough (masa) is…
  • 20 Mexican Game Day Recipes

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Get ready for the Super Bowl by bringing some Mexican flavor to your viewing party. Here you will find Guacamoles, Salsas, Tostadas, Sandwiches, Quesadillas, Empanadas, snacks, drinks, and everything else you will need for the ultimate game day experience! Cheese and Serrano Peppers Appetizer - Botana de Queso Fresco con Chile Chicken Tostadas - Tostadas de Pollo Crab Salpicon Tostadas - Tostadas de Salpicón de JaibaCorn Empanadas stuffed with Pork Tinga - Empanadas de Maíz rellenas de Tinga   Shredded Beef Tostadas - Tostadas de Carne Deshebrada Sweet Corn in…
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    Cooking | Add a Pinch

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

    Robyn
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Chicken Tortilla Soup makes a scrumptious soup with little effort. This easy chicken tortilla soup is simple, spicy and scrumptious. Chicken tortilla soup is one of my favorite soups this time of year. Umm, wait a second. Let’s make that any time of year, really. But when the weather is cool, it is especially good. I’m not sure if it is the spicy kick, the full-on comfort, or because it takes so little work that you just feel like you’ve done nothing to achieve such greatness by the time it is ready to eat. Normally, I load up my slow cooker full of the ingredients for…
  • Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

    Robyn
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Loaded baked potato soup makes a warm, comforting potato soup recipe. Made with baked potatoes blended into a creamy soup and topped with your potato bar favorites!  Potato soup. Just the name alone makes me go, “ummmmmmm!” Hearty, warming, and oh so very comforting. It is one of my favorites to turn to during cooler months. Like yesterday when the weather turned colder and we were faced with a wintry mix of sleet and rain during lunch time. I knew it would be just the thing to warm us all up from being out and about getting things prepped around the farm before the bad weather…
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

    Robyn
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Broccoli Cheese Soup makes a comforting, delicious homemade soup perfect for lunch or supper. Get this easy broccoli cheese soup recipe the whole family will love. Broccoli Cheese Soup makes one of those soup recipes that I crave, especially during cooler weather and on bitterly cold days like today. Full of broccoli and cheddar cheese, it is a soup that definitely comforts and, thankfully, it is one that my whole family loves! Whenever possible, I love to dice a little bit of leftover cooked ham to toss it into my broccoli cheese soup, too. It really just takes it right over the top. I…
  • Classic Cream Scones Recipe

    Robyn
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Classic Cream Scones make for a wonderful breakfast or brunch treat! Simple to make, cream scones are always a favorite.  There’s just no two ways about it, classic cream scones are a favorite! But, top them with a vanilla bean glaze and you better believe they are out of this world delicious! For years, I’d reserve my scone eating to times when we visited a favorite coffee shop when we were shopping in Atlanta. Then, as my life changed and I made my way into Atlanta less and less frequently, I began making them more at home. I’m not certain if it is a good thing or not…
  • Sugar Coated Nuts Recipe

    Robyn
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Sugar Coated Nuts make a delicious little nibble. Perfect for serving at parties, showers or when entertaining, these sugar coated nuts are always a hit! Warning: These little nibbles disappear quickly! Mama has been making these sugar coated nuts for as longs as I can remember. Sweet and addictive, they are perfect for making and serving at parties and get togethers. It seems like she would always make them for a shower she was hosting or whenever a group of her friends were coming over. But here’s the thing – she always had to make extra batches. As soon as these little sugary…
 
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    A Couple Cooks

  • Our House: Living Room Reno Reveal

    Sonja
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:43 pm
    The Living Room: Before (Previous Owner) Nearly 2 years ago, we moved into a new-to-us historic home, built in 1926. What sold us was the potential of the kitchen, which we ended up gutting and redesigning from the ground up. Since we shared about that kitchen reno with you, we’ve been sharing a bit more about the other rooms in our home that we’ve finished, like our office. Next up: the living room. It was one of the first rooms that was close to “done” in the house. Above are before and after shots, and below are a few design tips that we learned in the process:…
  • Enchilada Skillet

    Sonja
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Mexican-style flavors always go over well in our house. There’s something zesty and timeless that makes it supremely satisfying. So when I gave Alex a few choices to try from a new cookbook we received, I wasn’t at all surprised that enchilada skillet was his top choice. This recipe is from The High Protein Vegetarian Cookbook from Katie Parker, of the blog Veggie and the Beast. It’s full of delicious vegetarian meals that are billed as “hearty dishes that even carnivores will love”, since Katie herself is a vegetarian and her boyfriend a carnivore. If the rest…
  • Healthy + Whole: Interview with a Nutrition Expert

    Sonja
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Roasted Nourish Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing We are so pleased today to feature our friend Katie from the blog Whole Nourishment. We met Katie through her comments on our blog; she was so kind and thoughtful that we reached out to get to know her more. Turns out she’s a certified Health Coach with a wealth of knowledge about nutrition! We asked her to be part of our Healthy + Whole series to give us some professional tips on that age old question, “How to eat?” Thank you so much to Katie for your passion and insight! First of all, how did you become passionate about…
  • Superfood Salad

    Sonja
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Ready for another knock-out salad? Our friend Emily over at Models for Wellness approached us for a collaboration about healthy and whole eating. Models for Wellness is a group of models in NYC who came together to inspire holistic changes in people’s diets and lives. Says Emily, “We’re on a mission to change the way people think about body image. We want people look up to models as role models in health, instead of dieting and going down the wrong path to achieve the ‘ideal’ body image that society makes even us models believe we need to achieve.” We…
  • Bananas Foster

    Sonja
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:06 am
    As the compliment to our salmon en papillote recipe, we wanted a dessert that was quick and easy to whip up after the main meal, and bananas foster came to mind. Who can resist bananas sauteed in sugar and rum? We’ve revamped an old favorite recipe of ours to work for two, though the quantities can be enough for four small dessert portions. Spoiler alert for any pyromaniacs: we’ve removed the step to light the skillet on fire (sorry!). The rum quantity in this recipe is cooked off quickly, so it’s unfortunately not necessary to play with fire. The entire recipe takes…
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    Chow and Chatter

  • Grapefruit Cake

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:57 pm
    We love simple cakes that are light and not overly sweet. Citrus always works well in cake, its refreshing and always on hand at our house. There are also so many lovely varieties this time of year you could really get creative, try Meyer lemon, cara cara oranges, honeybell's and even satsuma.  Grapefruit works so well in this cake its easy to make and is a lovely treat with an afternoon cup of tea. Ingredients:4oz sugar4oz butter 6oz self raising flour4 tablespoons milkgrated rind of 1 red grapefruit a little powdered sugar to finish 2 small…
  • Doro Wot (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    One of our favorite things to do is try new foods and expose the kids to new food cultures and flavors. We recently ate at an Ethiopian restaurant in Greensboro NC and really enjoyed it the kids particularly liked the chicken stew. So I re created it and have made it a few times since.Ingredients:1 tablespoon of  butter 1 tbsp. minced  fresh ginger1/2 red onion chopped4 cloves garlic minced 3 tbsp. Berbere an Ethiopian spice blend I found some at whole foods 1 can of diced tomatoes 8 chicken drumstickssalt and freshly ground black pepper  to taste5…
  • Chocolate Cherry Mice

    6 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    One of my sweet facebook friends Kathy posted a picture of these cute little mice, that she made with her Grandchildren. I asked her how she made them knowing that my two darlings would really enjoy making them. Kathy is one of the lovely people I have met through the blogs facebook page she's an inspiring upbeat and hard working lady, who lives on a farm in Kentucky. She did a guest post for Chow and Chatter once about it, its fun at times to do this and share non bloggers stories.Ingredients:one small jar of Maraschino Cherriesa packet of dark chocolate dropsa little icing for the…
  • 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…
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    Grabbing the Gusto

  • Ribbonfish Puttanesca

    deirdrereid
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    Ribbonfish puttanesca is a quick, boldly-flavored dish of tomatoes, garlic, red pepper, black olives, capers, anchovies and herbs. You can substitute cod, snapper or bass for the ribbonfish. I had never heard of ribbonfish before buying it at Locals Seafoods. It’s a popular fish in Asian markets but you don’t often see it elsewhere. It’s more likely to be found on the end of someone’s line as bait. But now that chefs are trying out more sustainable fish species, it’s only a matter of time before they discover ribbonfish. Ribbonfish is also known as cutlassfish or hairtail. You can…
  • Kale, Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole

    deirdrereid
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:08 am
    Seriously swoonable: kale, chicken sausage, wild rice, Gruyère cheese, mushrooms and caramelized onions baked until golden, crusty perfection.  Have you ever had the last bite of leftovers and felt a little sad? Dang, it was so good and now it’s gone. You make a note to self that you MUST make that again soon. Yup, that’s what I felt with this casserole. I found the original recipe on the Half Baked Harvest blog. As usual, I made a few changes. Added an onion to the mushroom mixture. Changed the roux proportions a bit – less flour, more butter. Added chicken sausage. Cut the rice in…
  • What to Do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese

    deirdrereid
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    Ten recipes (and one bonus idea) for using leftover ricotta cheese before it goes bad–recipes that you might like even better than whatever you made with that ricotta. It happened again. When I was done making spaghetti squash, sausage and spinach lasagna, I had about 1-1/2 cups of ricotta cheese leftover. But I didn’t have a plan for it. Three weeks later, I discovered the container of ricotta in the back of the frig. Pee-yoo. Down the sink it went. That’s when I said to myself: I need a document full of ideas for using a 1/2 cup, 1 cup or 2 cups of leftover ricotta. I can select…
  • Creamed Collards (or Greens) Deluxe

    deirdrereid
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    This creamed greens recipe includes pancetta, mushrooms, red bell and poblano peppers, onions and carrots. Try it with kale, tatsoi, spinach, collard, turnip or any other greens. The creamed greens recipe I posted two months ago is really good, but I kept thinking it could be even better. It could be creamed greens deluxe. And here it is: creamed greens deluxe. What makes it deluxe? I added pancetta, onion, carrot, red bell pepper, poblano pepper and mushrooms to my other more classic recipe. And, oh my, oh my, this one is really, really good. In fact, it’s fabulous. I made this recipe with…
  • Dogfish Osso Buco

    deirdrereid
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    A comforting Italian recipe featuring dogfish with a sauce of tomato, fennel, onion, carrot, pancetta and white wine, and topped with a gremolata of parsley, pine nuts and lemon. You could substitute cod, monkfish, shark or swordfish for dogfish. In addition to our winter CSA share from In Good Heart Farm, we’re also getting a CSF (community supported fishery) share from Locals Seafoods. Every week for eight weeks, I’m going to the Raleigh State Farmers Market to pick up two pounds of fish from Locals Seafoods. What do I love about being part of this CSF? I have a regular source of…
 
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    Guilty Kitchen

  • Heart Health Month 2015

    Elizabeth
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    If you didn’t know already, February is Heart Health Month, put on by the people behind the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. This charity is near to my heart as my father-in-law has suffered from strokes and turned his whole life around to be a healthier, fitter, stronger version of himself. He really showed me that anyone of any age and background can really change their ways, they just need a little motivation. The key is to get motivated before it is too late. So I’ve partnered with Staples Canada for the month of February on the #GetOutAndGoto campaign to set some goals…
  • 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
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    Mission: Food

  • Spicy Vegetable Fried Rice

    Victoria
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fried rice is an Asian staple, whether it is flecked with pineapple chunks and doused with curry powder (Thai), or studded with bites of roasted pork (Chinese). I love making homemade fried rice. This allows me to control the quality of ingredients and the amount of sodium, something that can easily get out of hand at a local take-out spot.I actually use plain brown Jasmine rice from Trader Joe's for my fried rice. It makes it a touch healthier, and you can barely tell a difference once it is seasoned. Definitely plan to cook the rice in advance--once it's done, I like to spread it out on a…
  • Cheeseburger Dumplings

    Victoria
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Creative Cooking Crew challenge for the month of February was to "substitute, elevate, or transform" a typical burger. I decided to take this challenge in the direction of transforming a cheeseburger into a dumpling. I'm sure none of you are shocked by this. I'm kind of dumpling obsessed.Instead of creating a typical dumpling shape, I decided to make large, flat, round dumplings in a puck shape and pan-fry them. This is more along the lines of a burger shape, and essentially the size of a slider. You can find a video on how to create these puck-shaped "closed satchel" dumplings on this…
  • French Onion Soup

    Victoria
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    French onion soup has a very special place in my heart. For many years, I would actually order it at every single restaurant I went to that offered it, just to compare and determine which versions I liked best. You'd be surprised how many restaurants offer sodium-heavy broth with giant chunks of onion within. There needs to be more finesse in making a proper French onion soup.The onions should be slowly cooked and caramelized until they are dark golden and almost falling apart. I like to lightly salt my onions right off the bat, because it allows them to begin releasing water immediately. I…
  • Banana Bourbon Pancakes

    Victoria
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Pancakes. A single word that elicits memories of Sunday mornings and pools and pools of maple syrup. Whether your best pancake memories come from a box of Bisquick or your local brunch hot spot, pancakes have a place in many people's hearts for sweet and decadent comfort, whether they are enjoyed first thing in the morning or very late at night.I recently picked up a copy of Pancakes by Adriana Adarme and decided to expand my pancake repertoire with her creative and delicious-sounding pancake recipes (both sweet and savory). My first pass through the book yielded a lengthy wish list of…
  • Chinese New Year Recipe Roundup

    Victoria
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you're an avid reader of this blog, you may have gathered that I have a slight fascination with Asian cooking, namely Chinese. It's funny because I didn't grow up eating Chinese food. My family isn't Chinese, and we didn't frequent our local Chinese take-out restaurants, like many Americans do. I was first introduced to Chinese food as a young adult, and I've grown to love it more and more each day.In honor of Chinese New Year, which is celebrated on February 19th this year, please enjoy these wonderful Chinese and Chinese-inspired dishes that I've shared on Mission: Food over the…
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    Savoring Time in the Kitchen

  • Italian Bacon and Cheese 'Snail' Rolls

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    First of all, let me tell you that these delicious rolls were a 'labor of love'! I first saw the charming, snail-shaped rolls called "Lumachelle of Orvieto" on Chiara's Italian blog La Voglia Matta in January. Lumaca means snail in Italian and Oriveto is the city in Umbria where they are popular. I immediately put the recipe to the top of my stack of recipes to try. And, try and try I did, with the first real success coming today after two previous attempts.For the first attempt, I made the dough in my bread machine and made the rolls in muffin tins.  I used smoked ham instead of…
  • Caramelized Onion Pasta with Madeira

    12 Feb 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Here's a simple last minute suggestion if you're interested in a Valentine's Day dinner idea that will really wow your sweetie without having to break the piggy bank! You may even have everything you need in your pantry already.When I first saw this recipe on Food 52 I knew I had to try it.  Being an avid fan of caramelized onion anything, I was on board!  All you need is 1.5 pounds of regular yellow onions, some pasta, Parmesan cheese and a little fortified wine such as Madeira, but dry Sherry would work.  I used Madeira that I found for $5.99 a bottle at the liquor…
  • Banana Cinnamon-Swirl Bread

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    Start your morning or spice up your afternoon with this delicious banana bread with cinnamon-swirl filling and cinnamon-pecan crumble topping! Inspiration for this delicious quick bread came from my friend, Monique, at La Table de Nana who had found the recipe here, who had found it here.  I love how good recipes make their way around!  I would have never thought to put a cinnamon swirl filling in banana bread but I'm so happy I tried it.Instead of using the recipe for banana bread from the original post, I used my tried-and-true recipe for banana bread which, once again, comes from…
  • "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…
 
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    Roti n Rice

  • Chap Chai (Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables)

    Linda
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    This quick and easy version of Chap Chai (Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables) is suitable for every day or festive occasions. Vegetables may vary as desired. The post Chap Chai (Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables) appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Chocolate Dipped Madeleines

    Linda
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:08 am
    Delightful Chocolate Dipped Madeleines flavored with orange oil. Dainty mini cakes perfect for tea time or any special occasions. The post Chocolate Dipped Madeleines appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Shrimp Dumpling Suimono (clear soup)

    Linda
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    These crystal skin Shrimp Dumpling Suimono (clear soup) are a twist to the traditional dim sum favorite. They make a delicious appetizer. The post Shrimp Dumpling Suimono (clear soup) appeared first on 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.
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    Rouxbe Online Cooking School Blog

  • Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services and Rouxbe Partner to Offer Training Program

    Ken, Vice President Culinary Training
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Vancouver, B.C. (February 3, 2015) Chartwells and the Rouxbe Cooking School are partnering to bring culinary skills training to associates of food operations at over 260 colleges and universities across the United States. Rouxbe is pleased to announce the initiation of a training partnership with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, the leading contract foodservice provider...
  • 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...
 
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: VÉRITÉ – Wasteland

    Matthew Hickey
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    New York’s VÉRITÉ has returned with her biggest pop tune to date. With the weekend upon us, “Wasteland” is appropriately upbeat and rainbow-hued with a driving beat to accompany her as she sings, “I want a heart unbreakable / so I can feel it all.” Take a listen.
  • Single Serving: Purity Ring – bodyache

    Matthew Hickey
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Future pop duo Purity Ring have returned with another single from their forthcoming LP Another Eternity. The lovely and brilliantly lit “bodyache” comes packaged with some lovely visuals (see below). Act quick and you can score the limited-edition white vinyl version of Another Eternity from 4AD (out March 3rd).
  • Single Serving: Leon Bridges – Lisa Sawyer

    Matthew Hickey
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Leon Bridges isn’t reinventing the wheel, but he’s definitely hitting upon something different with his vintage jams. We described his debut tunes by noting that Bridges “doesn’t just reclaim the sounds of early Southern soul and gospel, he writes songs as if he were possessed by the ghost of Sam Cooke himself.” That continues to prove true on his latest single “Lisa Sawyer.” The jams a tribute to his mother and it’s damn pretty. Since he debuted on the scene this past October, he’s signed with Columbia and recorded an album of material due…
  • Single Serving: Florence and the Machine – What Kind of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix)

    Matthew Hickey
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    Nicolas Jaar has re-imagined the latest single by Florence and the Machine “What Kind of Man” as an epic dark house anthem. The results are a skittering, driving 12-minute long, highly-textured vibe. It’s hypnotic. Take a listen to the remix and original below. The new Florence and the Machine album How Big How Blue How Beautiful drops June 2 in the US.
  • Single Serving: Cuushe – Tie

    Bastien Rayno
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Japanese siren Cuushe has returned with the Night Lines EP, her fourth proper release with Cascine in collaboration of Tokyo-based label, flau. The record is due April 7 and will be presented as a noir-styled storybook, unfolding along four tracks to expose a haunting soundscape, complete with bad guys, funeral processions and skyscraper-sized floral arrangements. The lyrics were penned by Cuushe with underlying productions composed by aus. Many sounds were sourced from films, animations and field recordings, with the ambitious designs of obscuring timelines and the perception of reality.
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    Jersey Bites

  • Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

    Rachel
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    This weekend: February 28: Jazz House Kids, based in Montclair, hosts its seventh annual fundraising event, Body & Soul. The event, hosted by Jason and Deborah DeSalvo and the Jazz House Kids Board of Directors, will take place at the Van Vleck House & Gardens, with all proceeds benefitting Jazz House Kids. Participating restaurants include […]
  • Villa Milagro Vineyards Earns National Recognition

    JerseyBites
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Villa Milagro Vineyards recently received national recognition for its organic and sustainable agricultural practices. The honor, which comes from Triple Pundit (a Certified B-Corporation), also acknowledges clean and energy-efficient production of great wine. The wineries ranked were all acknowledged for low-input practices, low carbon footprints in production, preserving and conserving open space, using low emission energy sources, and bio-dynamic and organic […]
  • Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

    JerseyBites
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    This weekend: February 28: Jazz House Kids, based in Montclair, hosts its seventh annual fundraising event, Body & Soul. The event, hosted by Jason and Deborah DeSalvo and the Jazz House Kids Board of Directors, will take place at the Van Vleck House & Gardens, with all proceeds benefitting Jazz House Kids. Participating restaurants include […]
  • A Taste of Greece in River Edge

    Lauren Lee
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Picture yourself in a Greek taverna, close your eyes, smell the sea air, sip your wine and start eating small bites of fresh wonderful food, beautiful appetizers and dips. Open your eyes, look out the window and see Kinderkamack Road somewhere out there, beyond this experience. It was a freezing cold winter night a few […]
  • Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen’s Vail Bar

    Veronique @ Food &#38; Wine Chickie
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Mixing It Up with the Best Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, the impressive new venture by Chris Cannon, opened in Morristown in October 2014 and offers an elegant dining venue to folks who’d been clamoring for an upscale restaurant and lounges in the area. While there are four distinct dining options at Jockey Hollow (the Dining Room, […]
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    A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis

  • Blackened Salmon with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

    Chef Dennis Littley
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Northwest Coho Salmon has made a salmon lover out of me and that’s saying a lot! I hate to admit that I never really enjoyed the taste of salmon until I tried Coho.  And my lightly blackened salmon recipe with a gorgonzola cream sauce is the first of many salmon recipes to come.  Who knew I would end up loving salmon after all these years of avoiding it! One of missions has been to share my Restaurant Style of cooking with my friends and help turn any night into a special occasion with one of my  Restaurant Style dishes.  And I promise it will be our little secret just how easy it…
  • Lobster Chowder Recipe

    Chef Dennis Littley
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    It doesn’t have to be winter to be soup season, especially when the soup you’re making (or eating) is Lobster Chowder.  When Lisa and I go out to eat we’re always on the lookout for delicious starters and good homemade soups always fall into that category. When I first met Lisa many years ago she didn’t like lobster, she was a blue claw crab and beer girl.  But I think a better way to put it would be she didn’t know just how good lobster could be. That first summer we met I  introduced her to the Joys of Lobster and opened up a whole new world of culinary…
  • Shrimp Étouffée Recipe for Mardi Gras

    Chef Dennis Littley
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    With Mardi Gras quickly approaching I thought I would share one of my favorite dishes from N’awlins, Shrimp Étouffée.   If you look up Étouffée in the dictionary you’ll find the literal translation to be smothered.  Étouffée uses a technique known as smothering, which is a popular method of cooking in the Cajun areas of southwest Louisiana and the coastal counties of Mississippi. There are many variation of this classic dish, some being Cajun and others being Creole.  And while there are a lot of similarities in the styles, each has its own unique seasonings and…
  • Freezin’ For A Reason – 2015 Polar Plunge at Seaworld Aquatica

    Chef Dennis Littley
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Did I mention it gets crazy cold in Florida?  In fact we even have our own Polar Plunge.  Now I’m not saying its as cold as Lake Michigan this time of year, but for Florida Saturdays water temp was a chilly 55 degrees….brrrrrr I know right now some of you are laughing, some are cursing but before you get too riled up, let me explain. Saturday I was lucky enough to be included in “Freezin’ For A Reason” 6th Annual Polar Plunge at Seaworld Aquatica.  My friend Seaworld Mommy (not her real name) got the nice folks at Seaworld to let me broadcast live from their…
  • Chocolate Ganache Truffles and Treats for Valentines Day

    Chef Dennis Littley
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:23 am
    With Valentines Day quickly approaching my thoughts turn to chocolate!  Well that’s not really a surprise, my thoughts turn to chocolate quite often, and not just because I like chocolate. I haven’t gotten to be this old to know that there’s a special relationship between women and chocolate.  I’ve also learned that “Chocolate has charms that soothe a savage breast”  ( and no I didn’t make that phrase up, that’s actually how it was written by William Congreve in 1697….except I switched Music for Chocolate) Anyway lets get back to…
 
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    stetted

  • Fennel-Celery Salad

    Megan
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Fennel-celery salad from Brown Eggs & Jam Jars is a bright and crunchy addition to your seasonal table. How many times do you get to have the pleasure of being moved to tears as you turn the pages of a cookbook? Yes, I say pleasure, because there are a few things in life as wonderful as holding the success and hard work of a friend in your hands. When I received my copy of Brown Eggs & Jam Jars by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, the creator of Simple Bites, all I could think about was a conversation the two of us had years ago about her book-writing dreams. I was a guest poster on Simple…
  • Pepperoni Calzones (#streamteam)

    Megan
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pour some syrup out for your Pawnee homies, and be sure to honor Leslie’s OTP with pepperoni calzones. This post is brought to you by Netflix. Last night the final episode of Parks & Recreation aired and we said goodbye to our favorite small-town heroes. Parks was literally my favorite show on television, and no matter where you stand on the show itself, you have to admit that it had an effect on America. How many other shows essentially created a nationwide holiday to celebrate all your favorite gal pals? I knew I had to mark the occasion somehow. Although I adore breakfast and…
  • Buttermilk Herb Rolls

    Megan
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Buttermilk herb rolls round out any supper and are especially great for dunking in soup. Whenever it gets cold outside, all I want to do is crank up the oven and get to baking and cooking. It might be my Midwestern roots speaking, but that instinct for survival has fueled much of my development as a home cook. Casseroles, soups, stews, and plenty of baked goods have all factored into the long winters I’ve put behind me and now serve to relax and comfort when the whiplash weather of February seems neverending. For me, making what goes with soups and stews is just as important as the main…
  • Greenhouse Craft Food: Hidden Gem

    Megan
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Greenhouse Craft Food is a hidden gem in a world of chain-restaurant coal. Living in suburbia can mean our dining-out choices are limited to a drive through or chain monotony. Locally owned, non-chain restaurants aren’t very common in our neck of the woods, so when one pops up, we seek it out. Hidden among industrial warehouses on a winding road, Greenhouse Craft Food is situated in the center of a strip mall like an oasis. I knew that they sourced from local farmers, but it’s a nice reminder when you see the large list of suppliers prominently displayed on the wall in the dining…
  • BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

    Megan
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    BBQ roasted chickpeas are a spicy, addictive snack — just like your favorite potato chips, but healthier! I’m a snacker. I say this without apology, because it’s just who I am. Some of us eat huge meals and some of us graze throughout the day. Because I fall into the latter category, working from home can be pretty dangerous. In theory I could ignore the food, but considering I’m constantly working in the kitchen, that idea quickly dissolves. We all want to make better choices with our food, no matter where we’re starting from. For me, I know that anything crunchy…
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  • Mixed Seafood Fried Rice #OXOCookware

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:39 am
    In case you hadn't noticed—maybe you haven't been here in a while or maybe this is your first time visiting—I'm craving fish and seafood hard lately. I can't seem to get enough of it. While I am happy to eat it absolutely any time of the year, there's something about the Lenten season that brings it to the forefront. I'm sure it's the fact that I watch too much tv, and all the fast food places are advertising their fish sandwiches at every commercial break (because I'm not Catholic). Whatever the reason, I'm taking full advantage of it and working daily to satisfy that craving. The other…
  • Rhode Island Clam Chowder #ProgressiveEats

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    So, did you know that Rhode Island Clam Chowder was a thing? Until recently, I didn't. You see, lately I've been in the mood for seafood. Well, okay—I'm almost always in the mood for seafood. So how let's just say that I'm craving it even more than usual. This leads to me scouring my bookshelves and the internet for ideas and inspiration. It was on one of these missions that I happened across an article by Sam Sifton called The Clam Chowder Wars, and in turn, Rhode Island Clam Chowder. Now, I've found myself to be in the minority when I declare Manhattan Clam Chowder to be my favorite type.
  • Chop Suey inspired by Lady and the Tramp #foodnflix

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    For this month's edition of Food 'n Flix, we are watching a beloved oldie, Lady and the Tramp. Since it was made in 1955, pretty much everybody I know, from my mom's generation to my kid's generation, grew up watching Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp. I don't own it on dvd, but I do have it on tape (that would be a VCR tape for you young-uns)...you know the one that all the Disney movies used to come in—big, white, heaven forbid you stepped on a corner or you'd never be able to close it again? This month was the first time I'd actually watched it in quite a few years, though; while I do…
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    My Man's Belly

  • Easy Sesame Beef Stir Fry

    Pamela
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    This easy sesame beef stir fry comes together in minutes and is packed with vegetables to give you a healthier and tastier dinner than takeout. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
  • Roasted Winter Citrus Fruits

    Pamela
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    Roasted winter citrus fruits add a brightness to dreary winter days. These sparkling citrus fruits get chopped into a versatile salsa recipe. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
 
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  • Cranberry Bundt Cake

    Zerrin
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Cranberry Bundt Cake is such an easy cake that everyone can make. This is my basic bundt cake recipe that you can use with any extra ingredient. I used frozen cranberries, but you can use any berry you like. If you want a nutty cake, then just use crumbled walnuts or hazelnuts instead. Use these...  Read More » The post Cranberry Bundt Cake appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Avocado and Egg Potato Salad

    Zerrin
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Avocado and Egg Potato Salad is one of our favorite side dishes. The combination of flavors in this salad is just perfect. It is such a tasty and filling salad that I sometimes have it for lunch. Healthy can definitely be scrumptious! Since this salad is served cold, you can make it beforehand for parties...  Read More » The post Avocado and Egg Potato Salad appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Avocado Beet Smoothie

    Zerrin
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Avocado Beet Smoothie is a well-developed recipe from the leftover fruit. Do you have beets in your fridge waiting for ages? And Don’t you have a single idea what to make with them? You can create a scrumptious smoothie recipe with it. From my expereince, I saw that turning something into a yummy smoothie is the...  Read More » The post Avocado Beet Smoothie appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Roasted Carrot Salad

    Zerrin
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Roasted Carrot Salad is one of the best ways to include carrots into your diet. And they bring a great sweetness on your dinner table with their lovely colors. I mostly grate them raw into salads, but this time I wanted to make something different and roasted them with a sweet and tangy sauce. I...  Read More » The post Roasted Carrot Salad appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • White Chocolate Covered Red Velvet Cookies

    Zerrin
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:33 pm
    White Chocolate Covered Red Velvet Cookies are my last red velvet treats. I promise. I know you think I’m crazy, but I just couldn’t stop thinking of variations after I made this Classic Red Velvet Cake. I was just in love with that color and I wanted to use it in as many recipes as...  Read More » The post White Chocolate Covered Red Velvet Cookies appeared first on Give Recipe.
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    Kitchen Kwento

  • Kambing At You, 2015

    Aileen Suzara
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    Curious kambing. Pescadero, CA. I believe life can give second chances. I'll take mine in the form of two New Years. The first day of 2015 really did feel like an initiation: back on the Big Island, I stood with my feet in the Pacific beside to two wildly wonderful...
  • Before Farm to Table

    Aileen Suzara
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    - Doreen Fernandez, in "Why Sinigang"? Last week marked National Food Day, an event to "bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies." This is a good day, but it is also a stark reminder that I live in a nation that...
  • On Turning 30

    Aileen Suzara
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:35 pm
    I've been away for awhile. Even my mom noticed. She asked me to post an article so she can read something new. The last time I wrote was in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. It was back when this goldenrod squash plant was just a seed, dry and still in...
  • In the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

    Aileen Suzara
    11 Nov 2013 | 6:14 pm
    Photo credit: Erik de Castro/Reuters There are no words to comprehend the scale of devastation. Feeling helpless, my housemate and I scanned through the BBC, CNN and Philippines news stations, watching concrete and steel buildings flattened by wind, waters engulfing farmland and roads. We watched the rising toll of the...
  • Searching for the Land of Salt

    Aileen Suzara
    2 Oct 2013 | 5:20 pm
    Sadness is the salt that gives happiness its taste. - Mahmoud Emam Salt happens. It pervades our waters and diet and bodies. It flavors our language: Taken with a grain of salt. Salt of the earth. Worth your salt. Don't spill the salt. Salt brings life to food, heals wounds...
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  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Pockets

    Marye Audet
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Chicken Cordon Bleu Pockets are delicately flavored onion roll dough stuffed with chicken, ham, bacon, and Swiss cheese in a light cream sauce. They are a perfect take along lunch or quick dinner — you can make them ahead and freeze them so they are ready whenever you need them. I love my family — … Continue reading » The post Chicken Cordon Bleu Pockets appeared first on .
  • Blue Hawaiian Cocktail Recipe

    Marye Audet
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail and the Blue Hawaii Cocktail are sometimes confused but they really aren’t the same drink. The Blue Hawaiian is made with cream of coconut while the Blue Hawaii is made with sour. This Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is creamy, sweet, and pretty — with lots of tropical flavor. Sweet coconut, pineapple, white … Continue reading » The post Blue Hawaiian Cocktail Recipe appeared first on .
  • Crispy Baked Chicken Strips – Quick and Easy!

    Marye Audet
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Crispy Baked Chicken Strips are as delicious as the ones at your favorite fast food spot but these are baked and not fried . So easy! These are sure to be a new family favorite. I am going to be completely honest here. I like fried food. I like it a lot. If you are … Continue reading » The post Crispy Baked Chicken Strips – Quick and Easy! appeared first on .
  • Amelia Hotel at the Beach

    Marye Audet
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    I recently had the pleasure of staying overnight at the Amelia Hotel at the Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. It is located just across from the beach, definitely within walking distance. The hotel is beautiful with a very tropical 1920s Art Deco vibe. This review is purely my experience there — it is not sponsored … Continue reading » The post Amelia Hotel at the Beach appeared first on .
  • Roast Sweet Potato Salad

    Marye Audet
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    This unique roast sweet potato salad is sweet, spicy, tangy, and rich with warm flavors from pecans, cinnamon, and chipotle. It’s a fantastic side dish for the colder months or a nice change from regular potato salad anytime. Old picture, y’all. Sorry. I need to redo this SO BAD. Sweet potatoes are still in season … Continue reading » The post Roast Sweet Potato Salad appeared first on .
 
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  • Photo Friday: Golden Gate Park

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
  • Shake It Off

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Oh sure, easy for you to say. In lieu of a television, the quiet hum of online weather reports has begun to serve as a neutral white noise at times, filling the void of late nights when no other voices are available to keep me company. Focused on the east coast’s snowy predicament more often than not, it seems that the whole country would be talking about my hometown even if the radio’s dial had been set on frequencies emanating from thousands of miles in any direction. Most of the information goes straight through my consciousness, filtered out as just comforting, human sounds,…
  • Silent Saturday: Winter Market

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
  • Photo Friday: “Winter” Fashion Shoot on Treasure Island

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Makeup, hair, wardrobe, and modeling by the lovely and talented Colleen Holland.
  • Flipping Over Pancakes

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:59 am
    A hallowed date with many names, there is all but one antiquated nickname that I can fully endorse, even as a nonsecular participant. Sorry, but the title of “Fat Tuesday” no longer fits the bill for modern times, especially when the moniker of “Pancake Tuesday” can be readily swapped in for a far more appealing and accurate label. Born of religious traditions that involve gorging oneself before the leaner days of lent, the celebratory aspect is the only piece I’m interested in, quite frankly. That’s to say nothing of how the so-called fat pancakes of yore…
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    International Cuisine

  • Govurma-bozbash Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 am
    Ingredients Mutton – 163 gr. fat of a sheep’s tail – 20 gr. onion – 72 gr. potato – 100 gr. chestnut – 30 gr. fresh cherry plum – 20 gr. or dried cherry plum – 10 gr. coriander – 10 gr. saffron – 0.1 gr. pepper salt Directions Cut the mutton into 30-35 gram pieces, salt and pepper and brown in butter together with chopped onion. Add broth and cook. 30 minutes before the dish is ready, add potato, skinned chestnut, cherry plum and cook. When serving, add saffron infusion and herbs. In summer, 50 grams of tomato may be added instead of saffron and…
  • Ovdukh Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    Ingredients Sour clotted milk – 200gr. water – 100gr. fresh cucumber – 100 gr. spring onion – 40 gr. coriander – 10 gr. dill – 10 gr. basil – 5 gr. egg – 1 beef – 100 gr. salt garlic Directions In order to prepare ovdukh, sour clotted milk is mixed with boiled and cooled down water. Chop skinned cucumber and herbs finely, mix with diluted sour milk, add salt and garlic and put in a fridge. Serve ovdugh in cool condition. Ovdugh is usually made without meat. In exceptional cases, ovdugh may be added boiled and finely chopped beef and hard-boiled egg.
  • Kalla-pacha (Khash)

    FoodRecipes
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    Ingredients Head of a sheep – 214 gr. legs of a sheep – 179 gr. paunch – 47 gr. garlic – 5 gr. vinegar – 10 gr. salt Directions Head, legs and paunch of a sheep after the first processing and being washed are boiled in water. Remove the generated scum. After they are completely cooked (during 6-7 hours), remove the meat with skimmer and separate from big bones, cut into 40-50 gram pieces and cook again in the broth. Serve with vinegar mixed with chopped garlic. Recent Search Terms:Khash recipe (11)
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoe Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:27 am
    Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled 1tbsp butter ¼ cup milk 3/8 cup brown sugar 1tsp. cinnamon Directions Boil water. Peel potatoes and cut into small cubes, put in boiling water. Let cook until potatoes are soft. Remove potatoes, place in bowl. Mash potatoes with a potato masher or mixer, add butter and milk, stir. Add brown sugar and cinnamon, stir, Dish onto bowl or plate. Sprinkle cinnamon lightly over top. Recent Search Terms:sweet potatoe mashed potatoes (1)
  • Ranguinak Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:46 am
    Ingredients 500g Wheat flour 250g Vegetable oil (butter) 125g Sugar powder 500g Black and soft dates 125g Walnut 1 tbsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Cardamom 2 tbsp Chopped Pistachio Directions Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Add wheat flour; lower the heat, stirring all the time until the wheat flour turns yellow or light brown. Remove the pan until it cools a bit. Then add the powder sugar, ground cinnamon and cardamom to the mixture, blending it well. Remove the pits from the dates and fill them with a piece of walnut. Fill the pastries with a layer of the flour mixture then a few dates and finally another…
 
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    Mary Makes Good

  • Those Cheeks

    Mary Helen
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    These ones, right here.   These are the cheeks dreams are made of.   They are like ripe little peaches, all soft and fuzzy. They even smell good - well, when they aren't covered in yogurt or mashed potatoes.    These cheeks lift up to share his smiles, and tremble when his happiness fades. These cheeks still boast the round plumpness of babyhood though they have lost a little volume in the last few months.   He is busy transforming from baby to toddler. With every passing day he squirms and scoots just a bit further from me. Before I know it he will be…
  • More More More: Laughs, Laps, and Carbo-loading

    Mary Helen
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    This past weekend I watched my little sister, Caitlin, perform with her sketch troupe, Taken Seriously, in their debut show at The New Movement Theater. Cait is a natural born comedian. She came up with her first standup routine when she was just a wee tot. She would put her hands on her little toddler hips and deliver this long, storylike joke. Though her pronunciation was still a little hinky (an account of her being a baby and all) she never missed a line. "Standally" (Stanley), she'd say. "You're not opposed to do dat!" Now she's all grown up and taking her…
  • A Tri-State Native's Guide to New York Style Pizza in Austin, Texas - 2015

    Mary Helen
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Note: This post has been updated from last year's guide to New York style pizza in Austin. Click here to check out last year's post.  Let's talk about pizza, specifically, New York Pizza. What constitutes New York style pizza anyway? Is it the thickness of the crust, the flavor of the sauce, or the type of oven that it's cooked in? The short answer is "yes". It's all of those things, but above all, it's a combination of textures and flavors that spells out comfort to anyone who grew up in or around New York City.  I was born in Maine,…
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    Just Homemade

  • No-Bake Oats and Seeds energy bites

    Radhika @ Just Homemade
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Hello.. Hello! Hope y’all are doing well, keeping warm and the year has been going great so far. I am doing well too. It has been over a year since I have been away from the blog. And, for good reason. I got promoted to being a mom of two – a girl and a […]
  • PuLiyogare Mix

    Radhika @ Just Homemade
    12 Sep 2013 | 9:14 am
    The King of South Indian Spice Mixes This post has been languishing in the drafts for all of summer. I must have opened this post to edit at least two dozen times and closed it each time even before a few sentences trickled down. It just did not happen. A laid back recipe made of a generous […]
  • Pahalakkai Poricha Kootu

    Radhika @ Just Homemade
    26 Jul 2013 | 5:00 am
    Bitter Gourd rings simmered in freshly ground coconut, black pepper, tamarind gravy I think about this all the time. An Apple Pie or a Tiramisu, say a Chocolate pots de crème – people need no introduction on any of these dishes, let alone ask for ingredients. A mention of the dish is pretty much enough […]
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    Ren Behan Food | renbehan.com

  • Clearspring Gluten Free Brown Rice Noodles with Spinach and Tomato + Pasta Please Round Up

    Ren Behan
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    It’s always nice to find ways of making our favourite recipes a little healthier and this is especially true of pasta. This month, I’ve experimented with courgette or zucchini noodles, sometimes called ‘zoodles’ and also with a new type of 100% organic Clearspring gluten free brown rice noodles – recipe below. Usually, these type of noodles are used in Asian cooking, perhaps to make a noodle salad or a Pad Thai, though the packet did say you could use them as a gluten free alternative to pasta – which is what I did. In the ‘Pasta Please’ link…
  • 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…
 
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    Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine

  • Is Coffee Good for You? A Close Look at Legitimate Research

    Ivy Larson
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Ivy Larson Can you eat clean and still enjoy a cup of coffee? Is Coffee Good for You? A close look at legitimate research published in mainstream medical journals such as JAMA , the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of Epidemiology, says yes. So pour yourself a cup and read on… Do You Think Avoiding Coffee Goes with...  Read More » The post Is Coffee Good for You? A Close Look at Legitimate Research appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • 5 Minute Avocado Pesto Sauce

    Ivy Larson
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Ivy Larson Totally tasty, definitely good for you: this 5-minute Avocado Pesto Sauce is something you need to make. Soon. Maybe even right this very minute? If you’ve got the following six basic ingredients in your kitchen you could be enjoying a heavenly bowl of avocado pesto pasta for dinner in less time than it takes to...  Read More » The post 5 Minute Avocado Pesto Sauce appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

    Ivy Larson
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Ivy Larson Better than takeout, this Cashew Chicken Stir Fry recipe is made from nourishing whole food ingredients and takes just 30 minutes to make. 5 Easy Tips for Cleaning Up Your Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Dinner… First, I like to make my cashew chicken with a lot more vegetables than the typical recipe calls for.  Believe...  Read More » The post Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Kale and Artichoke Dip Recipe

    Ivy Larson
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Ivy Larson A party standby, I think everybody needs an artichoke dip recipe in their cooking repertoire. Regardless of whatever new food dish of the moment happens to be trending, artichoke dip has stood the test of time. And I love how it fits right in at both dress-up and dress-down gatherings. Good friends, good food and...  Read More » The post Kale and Artichoke Dip Recipe appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Healthy Banana Muffins with No Added Sugar

    Ivy Larson
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Ivy Larson Loved by just about everyone, banana muffins are one of those classic recipes deserving of an extra special Clean Cuisine makeover. The recipe for healthy banana muffins below is special indeed because it preserves the time-honored taste we all love while doing away with the not so loveable ingredients like sugar, milk and refined flour....  Read More » The post Healthy Banana Muffins with No Added Sugar appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
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    On My Plate

  • Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack - A Review

    James Kiester
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    -I spent this morning shopping and stopped at Taco Bell for their new "Triple Steak Stack," which is basically their version of a cheese steak sandwich on flatbread.According to their product description, Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack, "has a heaping triple portion of tender-grilled juicy steak, is covered in a real three-cheese blend and served in a warm nine-inch Mexican-inspired bolillo flatbread."TacoBell.com has a picture of Subject: Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack | Date: 02/25/15 |Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog.
  • Celebrate National Margarita Day February 22nd

    James Kiester
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    -I have to begin by confessing to a bit of confusion.  My calendar lists National Margarita Day as February 20th, but most sites, including Food.com, list it as being on the 22nd.   I'd assumed my Subject: Margarita at Pepper's Mexican Grill | Date: Summer 2014 |Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog. |calendar was a misprint until this morning's local news said it was on the 20th.  At this point I don't know which date to believe, so I'll be doing some drinking on both days.  Yet, for the purposes of this…
  • Ads Can Make Blah Fast Food Look Spectacular

    James Kiester
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:38 pm
    -Commercial: [kuh-mur-shuh l] nounRadio and Television. a paid advertisement or promotional announcement designed to entice the buying public. (sic)It's an advertiser's job to make goods and services appear irresistibly purchase-worthy, to tempt buyers to spend money on whatever it is they're trying to hock.  Taking advantage of food makeup and descriptive phrases, the fast food industry has mastered the art of making the mundane seem seductive.  The sad part is that I keep falling for it.Subject: Bacon & Swiss Buttery Jack | Source: Jack In The Box's Press Image Library |I love…
  • The Bourbon Boom - A Guest Post by Spencer Bohm

    James Kiester
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    -Bourbon and whiskey fan, Spencer Bohm, noticed TV shows have been catering to people’s growing interest in craft beer and wine in recent years.  Additionally, viewers are starting to see similar attention being given to small batch bourbon, whiskey, and scotch.The trend inspired him to ask me to publish his thoughts on the subject.  Being a libations enthusiast, I agreed to post any well written piece he might send.  A week later, he succeeded in sending me just such a piece. So, with further ado, here are Spencer Bohm's thoughts on The Bourbon BoomThe Bourbon Boom by,…
  • Standards And Criteria in Reviews Plus Jersey Mike's Sandwiches

    James Kiester
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:02 pm
    -I review many food related offerings and rate them from 1 star to 10 stars.  Lately, it's occurred to me just how subjective such a scale can be.  What qualifies something as a "10?"  Can a steak dinner and a fast food sandwich achieve the same score?  If any reviews are to be taken seriously, these are the kinds of questions which need to be addressed.Subject: Steak & Fries | Date: 02/27/2009 | Photographer: LWY | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License.A quality scale can span any range the critic chooses, as long…
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    Our Tasty Travels

  • Alaskan Amber by Alaskan Brewing Co. #OTTBeerDiary Day 56

    Brett Domue +
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:46 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 56: February 25,…
  • Kersepit by Kasparus Bierbrouwerij #OTTBeerDiary Day 55

    Brett Domue +
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:13 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 55: February 24,…
  • Koud Vuur by Bax Bier #OTTBeerDiary Day 54

    Brett Domue +
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:11 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 54: February 23,…
  • Vic Secret IPA by Red Castle Brew #OTTBeerDiary Day 53

    Brett Domue +
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:25 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 53: February 22,…
  • The Rye(ght) Thing by Jopen #OTTBeerDiary Day 52

    Brett Domue +
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:36 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 52: February 21,…
 
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    VittlesVamp

  • My Go-To's: San Francisco Edition - Piperade

    VittlesVamp
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    My first visit to Piperade was in April of 2004 and this elegant Basque bistro hasn't let me down in the decade since. With friends, I've been known to begin an evening on the restaurant's front patio, unwinding on pillowy couch with a bottle of Spanish wine and French cheese, moving the party into the dining room to plunge spoons into the chef's irresistible Garlic Soup, with Rock Shrimp, Bacon and Egg, and share "California-meets-the-Pyrenees"-inspired entrees like Duck Confit with Braised Green Lentils, and Sautéed Pacific Swordfish with Cauliflower, Parsley, Lemon and Pine Nuts. Alone,…
  • My Go-To's: San Francisco Edition - Zuni Café

    VittlesVamp
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    San Francisco is a city I go to often enough that I've happened upon a couple of spots that are "must-goes" whenever I return. Top of that list is the Market Street stalwart Zuni Café. The photo above was snapped while occupying a table right next to the restaurant's beloved wood-burning brick oven. This is the singular piece of kitchen equipment that makes the bistro's infamous Roast Chicken for two so darn delectable. Sitting close to that oven makes me happy. A solid cocktail, like the Montenegro Manhattan pictured, only makes the warming glow from the fire all that more comforting.
  • 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…
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    WindsorEats.com FoodBlog

  • Craft Heads Brewing Co. Opens Today

    windsoreats
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Let the beer flow! It’s heeeere. Craft Heads opens today. Any beer lovers who were waiting for Craft Heads Brewing Co. to open their doors have to wait no longer. Starting at 5:00pm tonight, Windsor’s latest craft brewery will be welcoming the public for their first day of operation. Craft Heads will eventually have 30 beers on tap. Be sure to tell them WindsorEats sent you. Heck, we might even see you there.   The post Craft Heads Brewing Co. Opens Today appeared first on WindsorEats.
  • Hikari Japanese Cuisine Launches New Menu

    windsoreats
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Hikari Japanese Cuisine Last night, Hikari Japanese Cuisine launched their much anticipated new menu. Some of the new items featured on the new menu are: Garlic Edamame Spicy Califordnia Crab Salad Fish Taco Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice Tuna Salsa Mt. Fuji Roll Bonzai Roll Surf & Turf Roll Tempura Ice Cream Regulars to Hikari have nothing to fear. The restaurant has also kept plenty of their old menu items which has built their loyal clientele over 11 years.   The post Hikari Japanese Cuisine Launches New Menu appeared first on WindsorEats.
  • RECIPE: Dijon Cilantro Aioli for Ham Sandwiches

    windsoreats
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    A memorable ham sandwich is hard to come by. Our goal when putting together the Arms Eats segment on CTV Windsor is to get tips, tricks and recipes from the chefs at your favourite restaurants and share them with you to make at home. Good ol’ Charlies. After hearing so much about the Charlies Pulled Ham Sandwich at The Windsor Beer Exchange, we approached owner, Dan Duggan, about being featured on the segment and sharing his recipe, but, to no avail. We pried and we pried and we pried hoping he’s budge, but, with no luck. “What makes the sandwich so special is the way the…
  • Colio’s ‘Block 7′ Cabernet Sauvignon hits shelves February 21st

    windsoreats
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The LCBO’s Vintages welcomes a limited release, award-winning wine from Colio Estate Wines. There are only 30 cases of this 2012 Bricklayer’s Reward ‘Block 7′ Cabernet Sauvignon available and only through the LCBO Vintages offerings. This wine won a double gold designation at the 2014 All Canadian Wine Championship from over 1,500 entries in the category ‘Cabernet Sauvignon Under $25.’ ‘Block 7′ Cabernet Sauvignon from Colio Estate Winery This Cabernet Sauvignon has been patiently crafted from grapes grown on the north end of the Colio…
  • The Great Whisk(e)y Debate Takes Place This Saturday

    windsoreats
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    The Great Whisk(e)y Debate is welcoming iconic brand ambassadors to the stage at Venue Music Hall for a good cause. The Great Whisk(e)y Debate! On Saturday, February 28, 2015, look, listen and learn as we delve into the debate that determines which dram reigns supreme. There will be 6 whisky samples and one cocktail offered as well as a tasting plate each from Chanoso’s, South Detroit, The Willistead and Snack Bar-B-Q, all for a $35 ticket. The event begins at 5:30pm. Part of the proceeds will go to benefit the publishing of “The Funny Things About Cancer”, authored by…
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    Eat in OC

  • South Florida Gelato Truck Plans Franchises in the United Arab Emirates

    OC Restaurants
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Thanks to the rise of the smartphone and other devices, it could be said that modern consumers are more interested than ever in products and services that allow them to live their lives on the go. As... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Best Ways to Use Different Types of Salsa

    OC Restaurants
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    What is salsa good with? The possibilities for salsa are so near endless that you’d be better off asking what salsa isn’t good with. Practically any salsa tastes great when scooped up on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
 
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    New Products from Main Store

  • Magic Flight Launch Box

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    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

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    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.

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    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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    Brown Eyed Baker

  • Friday Things

    Michelle
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    1. First and foremost, thank you all so very much for your patience while I sorted out and remedied the issues with the site. Everything should be running smoothly again at this point, so if you encounter any issues, please feel free to shoot me an email and let me know so that I can investigate. I am so sorry for the inconvenience any downtime may have caused. 2. Now, for the fun stuff! I didn’t realize it when I took the photo below, but Duke totally photobombed it and looks like he wants to eat Joseph’s head, ha! 3. Joseph turned one month old last week, which seems absolutely…
  • Cheesy Homemade Garlic Bread

    Michelle
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    True story: before making this garlic bread, I had only ever eaten store-bought, frozen garlic bread. Judge away. It’s quick, easy and usually tastes pretty good. However, whipping up a homemade version was something I had wanted to do at some point, and when I made the cheesy baked tortellini, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. There’s nothing quite like sopping up extra sauce with a big piece of crusty bread, am I right? So, the verdict on homemade garlic bread… it takes maybe five minutes longer to prepare than the frozen stuff and it is infinitely…
  • Cheesy Baked Tortellini

    Michelle
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It seems unfathomable that Christmas was less than two months ago at this point; life has been jam packed since the calendar turned to January! Over the holidays, we had dinner with some members of my husband’s family and cheese tortellini in a pink sauce was on the menu. My husband and brother-in-law had talked about this pink sauce for years, and I was thrilled to finally have the opportunity to try it. Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe it! I asked my father-in-law’s cousin how she made it, and she said it was a simple combination of her marinara sauce and a…
  • No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies

    Michelle
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    [Thank you so very much for your patience over these past two weeks as I’ve worked to clear up technical issues on the site.  My deepest apologies for the glitches; everything should be running smoothly at this point. I’m still cleaning up some missing photos and broken links, so if you see anything that needs to be fixed, feel free to shoot me an email – michelle@browneyedbaker.com. Thanks again! These cookies were first featured in 2009, but I’ve since nailed down the recipe and updated the photos – Enjoy!] These cookies are perfect for those moments when…
  • Ultimate Triple Chocolate Chip Brownies

    Michelle
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    While I’ve long had a favorite brownie recipe, I find it near impossible to pass up trying other brownie recipes when they cross my path. With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, an easy chocolate dessert will probably be on the menu at my house, and who doesn’t love brownies?! I originally made these a week after New Year’s and there are still a handful tempting me from the freezer, but I think a fresh batch is in order! I’m a huge fan of the chewy, fudgy brownie variety versus the cake-like versions, and these triple chocolate chip brownies totally fit the…
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    Snack Girl

  • Share a Great Resource with a Friend

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    These two beautiful women are probably looking at a funny cat video.... continue reading
  • The Gogurt Has Grown Up

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Gogurts have been around for a while now and they are not going anywhere. My kids scream “Gogurt” as we drive by them (quickly) in the supermarket. continue reading
  • Stovetop Granola in Minutes

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    I am a big fan of granola. It is my “cookie replacement” and my breakfast instead of sugary cereal.... continue reading
  • The Smoking Gun is Sugar

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I know that we all want to identify the ONE factor that is making us unhealthy.... continue reading
  • Dine al Desko With Flatout Bread Sandwiches

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have you seen Flatout Bread? It comes in these awesome shapes to make light sandwich making easy... continue reading
 
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    Honest Cooking

  • Cooking Delicious Dishes with Winter Citrus

    Jovina Coughlin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Citrus is at its prime in the winter. For an all day burst of flavor, add a little bit of lemon zest to brighten up pancakes or fresh squeezed orange juice to marinate a mahi-mahi dinner. By Jovina Coughlin Shutterstock: Maria Shumova Citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemons, limes and oranges) are at their best in the winter and can add a burst of flavor to your recipes. These fruits are a rich source of vitamin C, which helps protect you from infection, can help keep your skin smooth, heals wounds and cuts and assists in red blood cell formation and repair. A little bit of lemon zest brightens up…
  • Creamy Buttermilk and Orange Fudge with Rosemary

    Patricia Conte
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    A sweet and tangy fudge with a fresh hint of rosemary to beautifully complement the orange flavors. By Patricia Conte This recipe for Buttermilk Fudge with Orange & Rosemary is sweet, citrusy, and full of fresh flavor. Rosemary might be an unexpected flavor when you think of fudge, but I think it adds brightness to this candy. The orange zest is the perfect complement to the rosemary. This fudge is sweet, yet tangy, and the fresh herbs and rosemary impart a nice cheerfulness to the candy. There are a few things I learned while making this recipe: -If you want to make a double batch, make…
  • Goat Cheese Stuffed and Roasted Peppers

    Nicole Cragun
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Stuffed mini peppers are ideal for an appetizer or a side dish at dinner. Warm or cold these colorful bites are tangy, creamy, and delicious. By Nicole Cragun I love goat cheese and I love mini bell peppers…so it only seems obvious to combine the two – right? This recipe is so simple, but so GOOD! The sweet peppers combine perfectly with the tangy and creamy goat cheese. Make them as a veggie side dish to serve for dinner. I like to make a HUGE batch of them, so I can keep the leftovers in the fridge to snack on the next day. I have even been known to eat them cold. They are good no…
  • Tiramisu Cake with Dulce de Leche

    Oana Olguta
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Buttery cake, dulce de leche mascarpone mousse and a chocolate Amaretto syrup used to soak the ladyfingers makes an untraditional, but totally delicious entremets. By Oana Olguta Having received a few cans of sweetened condensed milk has led to a a constant search for recipes that use it. And then it hit me – wait a second, I could turn the sweetened condensed milk into dulce de leche, right?! And I did. However, I managed to salvage a bit for this tiramisu which is not the classic coffee recipe so not quite a tiramisu, but still one in its essence if we consider the mascarpone based cream.
  • Feed Your Creativity — Mushroom-Spinach Strata with Dill Havarti

    Taylor Kadlec
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    PARTNER POST – Get creative with any of Castello’s uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece. A perfect breakfast or brunch to make ahead with leftover veggies, old bread, and delightful dill cheese and eggs. Wake up and throw it in the oven! By Taylor Kadlec We all need a solid egg bake in our lives to fall back on, right? For me, my go-to lately has been my Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole that I make over and over again with different veggies and meats each time, but I think that’s all about to change with this new guy in…
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    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل

  • العاب تلبيس بنات واولاد

    admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:53 pm
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - حفلة موسيقية التي ينطهمها اضدقائهم لعبة ممتعة للجمبع محبي 
  • العاب تلبيس البنات الجديدة

    admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - في العاب تلبيس البنات الجديدة سوف تكون هذه الفتاة حراسة القانون يعني شرطية. يمكنك اللباس لها كأي نوع من ضابطا لقانون و شرطة. وقالت أنها يمكن أن تكون ضابط شرطة ممتازة، وحارس أمن، وجندي أومتخصص في مكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي يرتدي سترة واقية من الرصاص وفي الاخير انت التي…
  • العاب تلبيس البنات الجميلات

    admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - ليس هناك حاجة أن البرد خلال الأيام الباردة لفصل الشتاء عندما لديك جميع هذه لطيف محبوك كنزة وتحذير المعاطف! عليك اللباسها ويعطيها أن نظرة دافئة، ولكن لا تزال أنيقة، الموضة في محاولة لخلق في فصل الشتاء لعبة ممتعة  للجميع
  • العاب بنات تلبيس و مكياج و قص شعر

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    8 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل -
  • العاب تلبيس بنات 2015

    admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - أنا لست متأكداً مما إذا كان يمكن أن تتحول هده الفتاه التي لا تزال تطن نفسها انها حورية البحر، قالت أنها ربما يمكن، ولكن في هذه اللعبة ونحن استكشاف ملابسها البشرية واللباس لها في شكل الإنسان!  ولكن هناك الكثير في خزانة ملابسها يذكرنا بحورية البحر في الماضي، مثل تنورة حورية البحر…
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    Between the Pages

  • Superb Elsa the Snow Queen Milti-tiered Birthday Cake

    Between the Pages
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Superb Disney Frozen Cake was made by Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen. This three tiered cake is blue.  The edible portrait of Snow Queen Elsa spans all three layers of the cake. She is surrounded by beautiful snowflakes.  Queen Elsa has white hair that is braided and hanging down in front of her.  Her is wearing her ice dress that is sparkly blue. Her cape is white and covered in snowflakes. Her face and shoulders are hand-painted onto the cake using petal dust and gel colors. Her dress and hair are gum paste. The cake layers are aligned to the front to make a somewhat smooth canvas for…
  • Marvelous Disney Frozen 21st Birthday Cake

    Between the Pages
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Marvelous Disney Frozen 21st Birthday Cake was made by Mandy Farmer of Cookies From Heaven to celebrate her daughter’s 21st birthday.  The top of the cake has snow and ice and the bottom of the cake has flowers. The top layer has a silver snowflake on top, surrounded by white snowflakes. On the second picture, Olaf replaces the silver snowflake. There are white snowflakes on the side of the cake and others coming out of the side of the cake. At the bottom of the layer are flowers. There are ice crystals coming up from the flowers which make me think of the world turning from Spring…
  • Cyberman, Dalek, Weeping Angel, TARDIS, Oh My!

    Between the Pages
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here’s some Doctor Who cookies that I made for my niece who is a big Doctor Who fan. I made cookies of the TARDIS and of some of the great Doctor villains: the Daleks, a Cyberman, and a Weeping Angel. All of the Doctor Who villain cookies have a blue background with black outlines.  There are a lot of great cookie makers that inspired me by their awesome Doctor Who cookies. I have listed them below each cookie.  The Craftsy class Piping Cookies That Pop! by Mallory Mae gave me a lot of great information about how to make decorated cookies. I highly recommend the class. The TARDIS is…
  • When Doctor Who Cookies Go Bad

    Between the Pages
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
     These Marvelous Doctor Who cookies were made by Honeycat Cookies. These Doctor Villain cookies feature a Weeping Angel Cookie, a Dalek Cookie, a Sontaran Cookie, and a Smiler Cookie. This Weeping Angel cookie is gray. She is covering her face with her hands. I really like the way the wings guide the shape of the cookie. The detail of this cookie is great. This Dalek cookie is dark blue-green. The Dalek is silver. The background of cookie can be seen through the Dalek outline. The silhouette of a planet is in the sky beside the Dalek.  This Strax cookie shows Strax face with his Sontaran…
 
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    real home living

  • Whole30: DONE!

    Laura
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Yesterday was my last day of the Whole30! While I am pretty excited to try some foods that I missed (cheese, homemade bread, chips & salsa), I am not feeling the urge to completely binge or go crazy on those foods. I miss them on occasion, but what I learned from doing the Whole30 is that I don't need those foods in my diet. If I get home from work starving and craving pizza or something bread-y, I can take a little time to cook a clean meal and I am completely satisfied. It's been empowering to realize this.It was definitely a challenge, but it really got so much easier by the 3rd and…
  • 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…
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    Eat Local Orlando

  • 2015 Orlando Chili Cookoff

    Chris Roberts
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    The Orlando Chili Cookoff is always a tasty fun good time. It's happening again March 7th, 2015 Noon at Festival Park near the Milk District, (corner of Livingston and Maguire). I suggest getting there early, many of the chilis run out after the first few hours.    Tasty chili samples – From Over 80 Different Chili Booths!Live music all daySponsor promotional give-awaysRaffle itemsA MASSIVE Kids ZoneThe World Chili Eating ChallengCapture memories in the Paparazzi Zone   Drinks:        Tito’s Vodka Drinks —…
  • Downtown Food & Wine Fest 2015

    Chris Roberts
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Downtown Food & Wine Fest is coming up soon. the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.check out some pics and info from last years event over at Taste, Cook, Sip. http://www.tastecooksip.com/event-recap-the-2014-downtown-food-and-wine-fest/ Date / Time: Saturday, February 21, 2015 (noon to 9 p.m.)  Sunday, February 22, 2015 (noon to 7 p.m.)  Location:  Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola along Robinson Street  Admission:Admission is $15 per person, per…
  • 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…
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    Barbecue Tricks

  • Buffalo Cauliflower

    Bill West
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    This Buffalo Cauliflower “Hot Head” is a fun treat to cook using all natural  Wildtree Butter Grapeseed Oil and Buffalo Spice Blend.  The ingredients and recipe are about that easy.  Just add a head of Cauliflower. If you want to get flashy try doing it all without any grate or pans.  We roasted the entire head of cauliflower over a bed of charcoal for about ten minutes and the results were perfection!  Watch how in the video here. The steps were simple: Place Entire head of cauliflower – florets down – onto a large sheet of aluminum foil Add 2 tablespoons of…
  • 57 Ketchup Trick Relieves Sauce Anticipation

    Bill West
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    We thought everyone knew this ketchup trick but have been surprised how may people didn’t know about the “57 Ketchup trick” where you hit the 57 on the bottle of ketchup to release the sauce/ketchup from it’s glass prison.  We tested the 57 ketchup bottle trick HERE… Maybe it’s because the classic glass ketchup bottles are so hard to find.  We had trouble locating anything NOT plastic for this video. The question remains was the “57” branded on the bottle to actually be used for this purpose or happy accident? Interesting that Henry Heinz came…
  • Dry Ribs at Rendezvous

    Bill West
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Dry ribs vs wet ribs is a big argument in barbecue.  The winner of the debate (if there can really be ANY loser when it comes to eating BBQ ribs) is – without a doubt – The RENDEZVOUS. Memphis Tennessee is the home of the blues – some say the birthplace of rock n’ roll,  Beale Street, Graceland – Sun Studios and The Peabody Hotel (love the Ducks).       And if you traveling are looking for the world’s best BBQ you can surely find contenders in this great southern city.   In fact, down one aromatic alleyway is where You can find what some BBQ say…
  • Guide to Beef Cuts

    Bill West
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:06 pm
    A Guide to Beef Cuts for Homemakers Photo:flickr.com/photos/eprater By Anne Del Rio What do you look for in meat especially beef? One is freshness. The other is tenderness. Many consumers go to the supermarket, buy the beef and bring it home in a plastic pack. In most cases, you cook the beef without even knowing what part of the cow it came from. Yet, it is advisable that you know the primary beef cuts. This helps in preparing meals and learning cooking techniques for meat. For a start, prime cuts especially for steaks are more expensive than less desired parts. A smart cook should also know…
  • 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…
 
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  • Oyster and Cocktails at The Leadbelly

    Julie
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tasting oysters by themselves is already an amazing thing, but pairing them with a proper drink can do wonders! While I’ve sipped and savored my fair share of wine, champagne, sake, and beer with oysters, the world of cocktails has eluded me. To get a better grip on this decadent duo, I trekked down to The Leadbelly to learn more. The Leadbelly is what I’d categorize as a “second date” hot spot. This cozy Lower East Side oyster and cocktail den is conveniently situated across the street from its big brother, The Fat Radish. If you’re looking to…
  • House of Shells: Where I Go for Oysters in DC

    Julie
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:25 pm
    As a big fan of House of Cards, I have been counting the days until Season 3 is released on Netflix (and that “glitch” in their system really got my hopes up.) Well played, Mr. President, well played. There is no doubt in my mind that the Underwoods are oyster fans, as they both seem to have a penchant for intrigue and seduction. It’s only a matter of time before our favorite power couple is caught downing these delicious little devils in our nation’s capital. After all, eating oysters is our patriotic duty. So without further delay, here are my favorite…
  • Video Review: Bar Harbor Maine Oysters

    Julie
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    This week I received a box of some brand new oysters on the market from Bar Harbor, Maine. These oysters were grown by Mount Desert Island Oysters LLC. They are absolutely remarkable. To capture this exciting event in all its glory, I decided to do a spontaneous oyster video review of my immediate impressions. Sometimes, you just gotta do more than a few photos and description! But of course, I still had to take a few shots of the tasting setup. As you can see above, I’ve got my Simply Shuck oyster tray, my Littledeer Half Sheller, Shuckerpaddy knife, and steel-mesh glove (a Christmas…
  • While You Were Slurping

    Julie
    6 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    #INAHALFSHELL Oyster Instagrams of the Week: What a nice #Shellfie from @jaceherself (left)! This mouthwatering shot from @rivetedroost makes me crave chargrilled oysters in New Orleans (right). Want your pic to be featured? Tag your IG’s with #inahalfshell and follow @inahalfshellblog!   – If you want a thoughtful perspective on Georgia oyster culture, read André Gallant’s blog. – One of the most beautiful stories I’ve come across about the oysters and oystermen of Apalachicola. – Looking forward to my new “Bivalve Curious?”…
  • Oysters in Thailand: Eating, Meeting, Diving, Surviving

    Julie
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    It was the vacation of a lifetime. From slurping local and imported oysters to spotting wild oysters while scuba diving, Thailand has gifted us with an unforgettable oyster-dabbled getaway. For the better half of January, B and I spent our honeymoon exploring the beautiful country of Thailand. Although I assured my husband that this wouldn’t be a full-on oyster trip, we still managed to squeeze in a few great half shell adventures. Besides, having oysters on a honeymoon feels only appropriate! Are Oysters Really Aphrodisiacs? The connection between raw oysters and romance is more…
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  • Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Nicole
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    I know that some of you looked at the title of this recipe and thought sourdough chocolate what? Or perhaps you thought it was a typo and that this is actually a sour cream chocolate cake. Actually, it is a sour cream chocolate cake, but the recipe title is also correct. This chocolate cake includes a cup of sourdough starter in the batter, which is awesome for those of us who keep sourdough starters for bread and are sometimes looking for ways to use up the cup of starter that gets discarded when feeding our bubbly little pets. If you don’t have a sourdough starter, don’t…
  • Artichoke Cheddar Squares

    Nicole
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately, craving comfort foods, making lots of casseroles, and thinking about recipes that were popular during my adolescence– those fabulous decades known as the eighties and nineties. It was in this spirit of reminiscence that I was drawn to a familiar recipe called Artichoke Squares that I found while flipping through one of those spiral-bound fundraising cookbooks that someone left in the kitchen at our cabin. I can’t remember my mom ever making artichoke squares and it’s not something I’ve ever made myself, but I can certainly remember eating…
  • February Garden Update

    Nicole
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    As always happens here in central California, spring sneaks up on us in February. Every year I see the blossoms on the trees and think that it’s way too early for spring. It’s especially jarring when I see photos of ice storms and piles of snow all over instagram in the evening then wake up to a beautiful sunny day and admire all the tulip trees in bloom while walking the dog. It’s weird, but it’s happening. Spring is most definitely here.(...)Continue reading February Garden Update © Pinch My Salt, 2015. | Permalink: http://pinchmysalt.com/february-garden-update-2/…
  • Cranberry Orange Scones

    Nicole
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bursting with cranberries and bright orange flavor, these sweet buttery little scones are my new favorite winter treat. They are easy to put together and perfect to share with friends and family.(...)Continue reading Cranberry Orange Scones © Pinch My Salt, 2014. | Permalink: http://pinchmysalt.com/cranberry-orange-scones/ | Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh
  • The Sugar Snap Peas are Back!

    Nicole
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    As if the scent of roses, lilacs, and orange blossoms wafting around our yard hadn’t been enough of a clue, the arrival of sugar snap peas in our CSA box is a sure sign that spring has definitely, absolutely arrived.  While I know that the weather hasn’t been very pleasant in other parts of the country, it’s been mostly warm and beautiful here punctuated with a few brief bouts of much needed and prayed for rain.  It’s actually sprinkling on and off as I type this.  It’s one of those strange and beautiful early evenings where the sky is dark and stormy but the…
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    Grocery Coupon Network Blog: Couponing Secrets Exposed!

  • Pathmark Weekly Ad Coupon Matchup Feb 27th – Mar 3rd

    Nicole Cugliari
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
      Sale Prices valid Feb 27 – Mar 3 Instant Savings in the Frozen Food Aisle This week at Pathmark save $6 instantly when you purchase Frozen foods: Klondike, Good Humor & Fruttare Frozen treats, Ellio’s Pizza, McCain Fries & Pepperidge Farm. ALL Laundry Detergent is only $2.99 & Crest Pro-Health for $2.49 with Coupon Matchups! Get $3 OFF Instantly when you buy any 4 Frozen Dessert products below in a single shopping transaction between 2/27/15 and 3/5/15: Klondike Ice Cream Novelties, Good Humor Ice Cream Novelties, Fruttare Bars $1.74 each when you Buy 4 Get $3…
  • Kroger: FREE Kickstart w eCoupon, Today ONLY!

    Heather Leade
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
      Score a FREE Kickstart! Clip your Kroger eCoupon Today! Score a FREE Mt Dew Kickstart! It’s Friday and Kroger has another FREE Digital Download for us! Make sure you load your eCoupon for 1 FREE Kickstart (12 fl oz) . You will be able to load your eCoupon today (2/27) only by clicking on the link above and signing into your Kroger account. You will have through 3/15/15 to use your eCoupon to score your FREEBIE! If you are new to using Kroger eCoupons make sure you check out our Kroger home page and click on the ‘Savings Tips’ tab to learn more about this FREE…
  • Get Cookin’! Win Rachael Ray Nonstick Cookware Sets Throughout February!

    Abigail Worthington
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
      Congrats to Our Final Winner! Final Winner Update – 2/27/2015 A big congratulations to our final Rachael Ray Cookware winner, PMCC3143@! I’m so excited for you! Also, since Ashbug93@ did not claim their prize, our second chance winner is diazfamily22@, a big congratulations to you as well. Please keep an eye out for emails from our Promotions Manager, Abi with more details on claiming your prize. Happy Friday! Winner Update – 2/24/2015 We have a new winner today, Chantha Gibson! If you haven’t yet won, be sure to keep printing your coupons, because we’re…
  • SavingStar Friday Freebie: 1lb. box of Domino or C&H Brown Sugar

    Carly Mancl
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
      Get the New SavingStar Freebie! Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 1lb. box of Domino® or C&H® Brown Sugar.-Expires 3/1/2015 Starting today, through this weekend, grab some FREE Sugar with SavingStar!  That’s right!  Doing some baking this weekend, make sure to snag this freebie! This Week’s Friday Freebie: 1lb. box of Domino or C&H Brown SugarCheck back every Friday for a new Freebie! Please note that this freebie Expires 3/1/2015 Don’t forget you can Save 20% on Fresh Lettuce as well with SavingStar-just a few more days left to save!   February 27,…
  • A&P Weekly Ad Coupon Matchup 2/27 – 3/5

    Nicole Cugliari
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
      Sale Prices Valid 2/27 – 3/5 This week at A&P save money instantly & earn free milk when you purchase Kellogg’s, Klondike, Good Humor & Fruttare Frozen treats, Chicken $.99/lb and ALL Laundry Detergent for only $2.99. ALL Laundry Detergent is only $2.99 & Crest Pro-Health for $2.49 with Coupon Matchups! Chicken  – 99¢ lb. America’s Choice® Whole Chicken, Homestyle Roaster, Family Pack Chicken Drumsticks, Family Pack Chicken Thighs, Family Pack Chicken Drum/Thigh Combo, or Family Pack Chicken Leg Quarters FREE Milk INSTANTLY when you buy 4…
 
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    Hilah Cooking

  • Austin Lamb Jam Recap

    Hilah
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    I was asked to judge the first annual Austin Lamb Jam on Sunday, sponsored by the American Lamb Board. They’ve been hosting these competitions around the country for the last five years in cities like Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and D.C. but this was the first year they’ve come to Austin. Fifteen restaurants from Austin and one from Dallas competed for best Asian, best Middle Eastern, best Mediterranean and best Latin American recipes with lamb. We judges were to choose one winner from each category, plus one best-in-show. These were my favorites plus a couple runners up.
  • Maple Coconut Granola

    Hilah
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    I first shared a version of this homemade granola recipe in the newsletter several months ago (and lezbehonest, that was 2014 and I haven’t sent out another one. Babies take up lots of time…) and since then I’ve been tweaking it weekly — I eat a lot of granola — to see just how low I can go sugar-wise without ruining the flavor. This is what I got. Coconut oil and maple syrup together are a delicious combination but if you’re not a fan of coconut, use any mild oil like safflower or canola. Likewise, if you don’t like cinnamon or allspice, use a…
  • Sweet Potato Gingerbread

    Hilah
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    I came up with this sweet potato gingerbread recipe because I had a bunch of sweet potatoes around because I’m trying to eat healthier, but I also wanted cake because I’m not the best when it comes to eating healthier. This is my grandma’s gingerbread recipe, but I swapped out half of the butter for sweet, caramel-y, roasted sweet potatoes. I didn’t swap out all the butter because I’m not a fucking maniac, but I imagine you could, if you are. The sweet potato also allowed me to reduce a sugar a tiny bit and the resulting gingerbread is light and airy and tender…
  • 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…
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  • Roasted Zucchini + Potato + Mint Salad with Yogurt Dressing / Salad / The Answer for Busy Times : Lunch or Dinner?

    Aldy
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    I am always finding myself looking for easy lunch ideas to prepare at home! It comes to me naturally and sometimes in the most unpredictable ways possible. Sometimes while having a snack and others while walking by the produce section and looking at all those colourful vegetables and fruits. I guess that’s the way it happens after cooking (and experimenting in the kitchen) every day for breakfast, lunch… and dinner! Or maybe that’s just how it happens when ‘we’ busy parents try to fix our appetite with a satisfying + hearty meal.  Most of the time, I found that having a good…
  • Roasted Spinach + Ricotta Stuffed Bell Peppers ///

    Aldy
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:57 am
    Somehow we always manage to find time to cook together with J. during the weekends. Cooking is the kind of hobby that gives us the opportunity to have a bit of ‘quality time’ with each other. Nothing fancy or complicated, just ‘Lunch together’, chatting, listening some music or simply watching that movie we’ve been planning to watch for a while. Luckily Lia is a great napper, and she loves taking her naps on time! And that’s the moment we snick into the kitchen and start chopping, mixing, boiling, etc. That’s our moment! Sharing the kitchen and cooking together as new parents is…
  • /// 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…
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    Spicie Foodie ™

  • Peppery Chicken and Vegetable Soup

    Spicie Foodie
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    They say that February is the coldest month of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). I know many of you are ready for the month and winter to be over and done with. Good news, we’ve already passed the halfway point in February and technically speaking, the Spring Equinox is in 31 days. Hopefully spring arrives early for those of you going through the tough winter this year. But while you wait for warmer spring days I have a delicious soup that will keep you full and toasty. Even though we don’t have the harsh winters here in the Caribbean, we do have the occasional cool night…
  • Chocolate Dipped Jalapeños and 16 More Desserts To Make Your Valentine This Year

    Spicie Foodie
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    There are three more days until Valentine’s Day. Today I’d like to share some amazing dessert ideas to your your sweetheart on Sunday. Well, these are all so fantastic that you can prepare them year-round on special occasions…or just because. Enjoy! Chocolate Dipped Jalapeños: First up are my chocolate dipped jalapeños — yes, chilies dipped in chocolate. The combination is stellar and I highly suggest you give it a taste if you love both chocolate and jalapeños as much as I do. Spicy Date and Chocolate Truffles (Vegan and Sugar-Free): A perfect treat for those on a…
  • Sunday Snapshots: A Day at The Beach

    Spicie Foodie
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:21 pm
    The last time we were at the beach we witnessed a pretty neat event. Though it was a bright and sunny day, we could see a storm building in the distance. Playa del Carmen (or Playa as the locals call it) faces into the east, and between us and the rest of the Caribbean lays the (Mexican) island of Cozumel. On a typical clear day you can make out many of the buildings on the island’s main town, San Miguel. This day was no different, until we saw the skies begin to darken. Slowly the clouds started to come together to form the storm. Sections of the cloud clusters were turning a…
  • The Desecration of the Croissant

    Spicie Foodie
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    Croissant purist, turn away now.   I have eaten some of the very best croissants in the world. And I mean croissants from the source — ones still warm from the oven of many a Parisian bakery. Uber buttery, flaky, crunchy outer texture with soft buttery insides. Just the thought makes my mouth water. When we lived in Paris, every morning, we would go to the bakery for our breakfast croissants. One of us would make our way back home with those white paper bags filled with four golden croissant au beurre that were so buttery the bags had butter (grease) spots by the time they were placed…
 
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    hungry sofia

  • Mendl’s Courtesans au Chocolat

    hungrysofia
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Film was my first love but it was never an easy relationship.  Early prep days were always my favorite time, when you were crewing up and you could anticipate any and all problems – or not.  No one ever sets out to make a less than perfect movie but there are so many elements that can get away from you that it can be a heartbreaking process.  It’s lovely to see good work  rewarded and I’m excited to see friends making movies being honored this weekend.  What’s isn’t so great is not seeing it recognized, and it was equally disappointing to see so many frozen…
  • Pascal’s Manale Bread Pudding

    hungrysofia
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    I can’t decide if this post is too early or too late for Mardi Gras.  I’ve always associated bread pudding with Lent for some reason although there is nothing ascetic about pudding drowning in butter and bourbon.  While friends’ feeds filled with street scenes from the parades, I spent Sunday morning, on what felt like the coldest day in Brooklyn, standing over an enormous of red beans with smoked sausage and filling an enormous pan with bread pudding. I picked the recipe up at Pascal’s Manale a couple of years ago.  I’d gone there for the barbecued shrimp but…
  • Dulce de Toronja/Mermelada de Toronja

    hungrysofia
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    Winter may feel endless just now but the season for red pomelos is way too short.  Only a few markets in my neighborhood carry them  and I all but missed them last year.  Sweeter than other varieties with a thick white pitch or albedo, pomelos are perfect for making dulce de toronja and I‘d been waiting all year for them to come back around. It was a strange choice for me because dulce de toronja was one of those nostalgic desserts that I had zero nostalgia for.  I reconsidered when it kept coming up as a favorite that people didn’t make much anymore.   It’s called…
  • 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…
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    Chef In You

  • Egg Bhurji Pav

    DK
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble In my house, we all eat the same thing except when it comes to dishes heavy on eggs. I haven’t been able to eat eggs ever since I can remember which is, well honestly, my one big regret. The nutrition, the ease of preparation, the versatility, the quickness of cooking that eggs offer is unbeatable. I usually cook palate blind when it comes to eggs and have used various inputs from the dudes to make dishes for them. This particular dish is my family’s favorite. My normal way of making this would be to saute (abundant) veggies first, remove my portion…
  • Classic Banana Bread

    DK
    7 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble How many banana based breads can you possibly make? Quite a lot, as it turns out! On my last count, there were possibly more than 40 banana recipes that I have feasted my eyes on. So many recipes, so little time :)  Well – what can I say, I love Bananas :). I have posted quite a number of banana breads in this site already but had to post another one, ‘cos well..err..you guessed right  “Its my current favorite”. I buy 2 bunches of banana every week since its used to make smoothies a lot in our house. But at times, as it happens with…
  • Edamame Fried Rice

    DK
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble In my quest to make filling yet nutritious meals, I have managed to collect abundant ideas from internet, cookbooks and magazines that’s fabulous and yet budget friendly. Some I have adapted to suit our needs, few others used as a base for my own creation and rest made exactly the same way since they were just perfect for us. The senior needs variety with emphasis on protein while the junior needs nutrition from various sources with emphasis on calories. I need variety, period. So, no points of guessing who gets bored with the same menu in my house This…
  • Cream Cheese Wontons (Rangoons)

    DK
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Coming up with different recipes to please my “little highness” seems to be my day time job last few months. As long as I can get away with my own nuances, I am game – of course! At this stage of his life, my little dude needs cartloads of calories. He burns calories like I burn through my monthly budget; Pooof! and its all gone before I know it. Given my interest with DIY projects (as much as time allows me), I seem to be doing just that last few months – making something or the other from scratch. But time and energy eludes me more…
  • 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…
 
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • 7 Greek Clean Monday Recipes

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

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

  • Strawberry Gin Martini

    Praveen Kumar
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    A great gin based cocktail for any weekend party or occasion. Ingredients: Strawberries – 125 gms, hulled, chopped Dry Vermouth – 20 ml Gin – 75 ml Mint Leaves – few Slices of twisted Orange Zest to garnish Caster Sugar as required Ice Cubes as required Method: 1. Dip the rim of a martini glass […]
  • Chilli Garlic Chicken

    Praveen Kumar
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:50 pm
    A popular chicken dish best served with rice or roti. Ingredients: Chicken – 350 to 400 gms, boneless, skinless, chopped Onion – 1, big, finely chopped Tomatoes – 100 gms, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 to 3 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Cloves – 2, crushed Black Cardamom – 1 Cinnamon – 1/4 […]
  • Corn Flour Laddu

    Praveen Kumar
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    This easy to make corn flour ladoo is perfect as an after-dinner dessert or for any occasion. Ingredients: Corn Flour – 1 cup Dates – 20, seedless, chopped Almonds (or Cashew Nuts) – 1/4 cup, chopped Water – 1/2 cup Ghee as required Method: 1. Dry roast the corn flour over low flame for a […]
  • Banana Pancakes

    Riya Karthik
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Banana Pancakes
  • Mint Potato Rice

    Praveen Kumar
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:18 am
    Mint Potato Rice (or Aloo Pudina Rice) is a simple to make and delicious lunch box dish. No need for any side dish. If preferred, serve with raita. Ingredients: Mint Leaves – 2 bunches, cleaned, chopped Potatoes – 4 to 5, chopped Coriander Leaves – big handful, chopped Cooked Rice – 2 cups Green Chillies […]
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    GreenLiteBites

  • Garbanzo and Pea Soup With Ginger-Carrot Broth

    roni
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    When I’m sick all I crave is soup. Maybe it’s because I’m dehydrated or maybe it was my mom’s “cure all” of  homemade chicken noodle soup as a child that made an impression on me. Either way when I’m feeling under the weather, soup is my go-to. So yesterday I pulled out what I had, which included homemade chicken broth in the freezer and a bag of aging carrots in my produce drawer. Then I remembered the frozen ginger root and BOOM! Seed planted — Ginger Carrot Broth. Ginger [...]
  • Pan-fried Pork Chops With Roasted Butternut Squash Puree

    roni
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    I am the only person in my household who likes pureed butternut squash. I can kind of get Ryan to eat it in fry form. I can sort of get Evan to eat a roasted cube or two. I can NOT get The Husband to stop making faces when he sees it. He’s tried it a couple of times and each bite has the same how-in-the-world-do-you-like-that-crap reaction. I can’t get ENOUGH Especially when it’s pureed. I call it liquid gold and I damn near lick the [...]
  • Kid-Friendly Chicken Chili

    roni
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    I’m doing it! I’m slowly converting my chili-hating 9-year-old into a chili-loving fan! First it was a simple ground turkey chili with corn. Last week he tried it hesitantly and ate it for dinner declaring it wasn’t his favorite but “he’s not a kid anymore so he can eat things he doesn’t really like.” Hold the phone… those are HIS WORDS! My approach seems to be working so far. I can’t believe it! Only time will tell [...]
  • Roasted Cauliflower Head, aka The Pufferfish Method

    roni
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:28 pm
    I’ve seen this floating around the old interwebs for sometime but it was Alan and Carla who inspired me to finally give it a try. The idea is simple: smear on some flavor and roast the whole head of cauliflower at once. That’s it. That’s all. I love when something this easy comes that THAT good. And it really is good. My whole family devoured the head alongside some chicken and corn the other night for dinner. Here’s what I did…. Video [...]
  • Simple Almond-Oat Cookies

    roni
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    I’ve been on a mission to find something I can eat at 5:30 am on my way to the gym. I tried the oatmeal thing, the PB on toast thing, even roasted sweet potatoes, but nothing really hit the spot or was easy enough to prepare that I’d keep up with it.  Most recently I tried just eating store-bought granola bars but that felt like a step backward. Last weekend I made a batch of
 
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    Sreelus Tasty Travels

  • Avocado Taco's

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Avocado Taco's When I first moved to US almost couple of decades ago, it truly was a cultural shock. Unlike today where every component of living can be mapped with the help of technology and social media, it was learning and adjusting every day. For the first couple of months every day was a something first, my first ride in train, my first library card, my first attempt at driving test( no guesses for how many times I had to take a test to get my license). Thinking back and reminiscing  “Everything First” days makes me so nostalgic, those days were filled with either/or…
  • Flaky, Utterly Buttery, Delicious And Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Flaky, Utterly Buttery, Delicious And Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls We like many other families in the valley are always on the go. There is always a deadline looming, always some  project due, some exam to prepare and always, always a never ending task list. If you have lived in the bay area and are raising kids I see you nodding in harmony. As crazy and quick the weekdays passes by our family over the years have developed a Sunday morning ritual.Usually or most Sunday mornings, all four of us head to our local bakery for breakfast. Its the usual for me and my husband, coffee and bagel…
  • 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…
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    Teenie Cakes

  • What I’m Reading: Clean Slate Cookbook – Detox Strawberry, Grapefruit, & Ginger-Apple Smoothie

    Cristina
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    With only a mere 77 calories a serving, how can you go wrong with this detox Strawberry, Grapefruit, & Ginger-Apple smoothie? Continue reading: What I’m Reading: Clean Slate Cookbook – Detox Strawberry, Grapefruit, & Ginger-Apple Smoothie. Beverages, Cocktails & Mocktails, Breakfast & Brunch, Frosty Treats, Fruit Desserts, Gluten Free, Main Dishes, RECIPE Categories, Side Dishes, Vegetarian ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015
  • What I’m Making – Dark Tales of Macaron Troubleshooting

    Cristina
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Is it possible to absolutely lose your macaron mojo. I wouldn’t have believed it. But its happened. It’s happening to me and I’ve been working on getting it back! Continue reading: What I’m Making – Dark Tales of Macaron Troubleshooting. Desserts, Food Bits & Bites, Gluten Free, Macarons ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015
  • 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
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  • Da Chun, Shanghai

    Foodnut.com
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Why did we dine here? – Da Chun is an old school Sheng jian bao restaurant. We love Yang’s Dumplings (Xiao Yang) and try to eat there everytime we visit Shanghai, but made sure we visit the harbinger of this genre. This restaurant has several locations, yet we chose the Da Shi Jie outpost as […] This post originally from Da Chun, Shanghai Related posts: Yang’s Dumpling, Shanghai Jia Jia Tang Bao Review, Shanghai Nanling Restaurant, Shanghai, China – 南伶酒家
  • Yang’s Dumpling, Shanghai

    Foodnut.com
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Dumplings worth flying across the Pacific Ocean for… Yang’s Dumpling – Chinese name: 小杨生煎馆 or xiao yang sheng jian guan – is a small but popular fried dumpling shop serving pan fried pork bun or Sheng jian bao, a Shanghainese Chinese dish. It was formed in Shanghai in 1994 by Mrs. Yang, who still keeps […] This post originally from Yang’s Dumpling, Shanghai Related posts: Da Chun, Shanghai First Quality Shanghai Dumpling Restaurant Review, Beijing, China Jia Jia Tang Bao Review, Shanghai
  • Mitsui Cuisine M, Taipei, Taiwan

    Foodnut.com
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Why did we dine here? – Located in the upscale Xinyi district near Taipei 101, we decided to dine here because our hotel was 2 blocks away and because top quality Japanese in Taiwan has been highlighted by several friends. Other reviews on our trip: Shihlin Night Market – Din Tai Fung Taipei 101 – […] This post originally from Mitsui Cuisine M, Taipei, Taiwan Related posts: Din Tai Fung, Taipei 101, Taiwan Shihlin Night Market, Taipei Taiwan Shin Yeh 101, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Shihlin Night Market, Taipei Taiwan

    Foodnut.com
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The Shihlin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan is a must visit for food loving travelers. It is obviously located in the Shilin District of Taipei, just a couple blocks from the Jiantan MRT subway station. (Not Shihlin Station) This is the largest and most famous night market in the city and typically starts up around […] This post originally from Shihlin Night Market, Taipei Taiwan Related posts: Beijing Dong Hua Men Night Market Wangfujing Food Market Review, Beijing, China Shin Yeh 101, Taipei, Taiwan Din Tai Fung, Taipei 101, Taiwan
  • Shin Yeh 101, Taipei, Taiwan

    Foodnut.com
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Why did we dine here? – Shin Yeh at Taipei 101 is the flagship restaurant for this local restaurant group. This particular Shin Yeh is located on the 85th floor of the Taipei 101 Skyscraper. We were looking for a high end restaurant to celebrate Christmas and settled on this place. Of note, there really […] This post originally from Shin Yeh 101, Taipei, Taiwan Related posts: Din Tai Fung, Taipei 101, Taiwan Taiwan Hotel Imperial Restaurant Review, Beijing, China The Chairman Restaurant Review, Hong Kong
 
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    Under the Table with Jen

  • PPS Raclette

    admin
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    This year, one of our Portland Picnic Society resolutions was to picnic faithfully each and every month, foul weather be damned. And so, last week, we all gathered indoors for a raclette picnic worshipping that greatest of winter warmers–melted cheese. Not only is raclette the ultimate crowd pleaser (unless of course it’s a crowd of vegans or the lactose intolerant), it’s ridiculously easy. You do need a raclette machine, and if you can’t get your hands on one like cheesemonger supreme Steve Jones has, get one like ours. They’re about $100 and totally worth it—you will…
  • 9-Brunch Bender

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:36 pm
    If you’re my Instafriend, then you already know my big New Year’s resolution for 2015—to eat more nachos. Other than that, I resolved to: keep the spout on the Sriracha bottle clean, try a new kind of chocolate bar every week, and catch up on all the new brunches around town. I’ve been working diligently on that last one, so here are nine new ways to pack on the weekend morning calories, which will give you extra incentive to keep any New Year’s resolutions involving gyms, yoga or Prancercise. Try them one by one, or if you resolved to be more excessive this year, go on an…
  • 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…
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    The Bon Vivant Journal

  • The Month Ahead – March 2015’s New Restaurants

    Emyr Thomas
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:26 am
    From a new Peruvian restaurant in Old Street to a Parisian favourite arriving in Mayfair and a pop-up Whiskey Bar in Soho, read on for your March agenda.Ceviche Old StMartin Morales will open Ceviche Old St on Monday 30th March 2015 with a 70-cover dining room, with a dedicated ceviche bar and a separate 60-cover bar area.Ceviche Old St will feature the work of Peru’s best contemporary artists, exhibiting paintings, photography, street art and sculptures.Le Chabanais, MayfairLe Chabanais, which will open on Mount Street in Mayfair (just down the road from The Connaught), is the first…
  • Union Street Cafe – Gordon Ramsay in Southwark

    vilmadarling
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:21 am
    “Union Street Cafe in Southwark? It’s one of my favourite Italian restaurants in London!” My friend Diana is genuinely excited when I ask her to join me there for dinner.She’s married to an Italian from Naples and doesn’t throw around such compliments lightly.Diana claims her Giuseppe’s homemade food is as good or even better than most restaurants, and thus she rarely gets excited about Italian restaurants in London.Union Street Cafe is owned by the Gordon Ramsay Group and calls itself an urban trattoria with-a-twist, when Northern Italian cuisine is brought to London by way of…
  • Bistrot Bruno Loubet – A Modern French Bistrot in Clerkenwell

    Emyr Thomas
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:25 am
    I recently reviewed Koffmann’s at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge (read the review here) and spoke about Pierre Koffmann’s impact on the London dining scene and his subsequent return to London in 2010.Around the same time, another revered chef with an important history on the London dining scene also returned to London.Bruno Loubet first came to the UK in 1982 to work as a commis chef for Pierre Koffmann at his three Michelin starred restaurant, La Tante Claire, before opening Bistrot Bruno in Soho in 1993.Following a move to Australia, Bruno returned to London in 2009 to help…
  • The World’s End Market, Chelsea

    sophiemclean
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:46 am
    There’s a new neighbourhood restaurant at the top end of the King’s Road in Chelsea.A restaurant in a space that was once occupied by a pub perhaps known for all the wrong reasons. Somewhere you’d drive or walk past and hope never to darken the doors of – rough and not exactly appealing.Fortunately, this building that once housed an ale brewery built in 1897 has now transformed into the newly refurbished World’s End Market.A brasserie style cosy spot for a mid-week dinner, nightcap, or weekend dancing space once the downstairs bar is fully up and running (think red leather…
  • Pachamama Restaurant – Peruvian with British Hints

    Emyr Thomas