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  • How to Cook Without Recipes: Aromatics

    White Apron Chef
    whiteapron
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
      There is nothing like having the ability to cook without recipes. To do so, you need two tools: you must first understand cooking techniques.  Blanching, searing, roasting, broiling, poaching, sauteing. Then, you need to understand the anatomy of how to construct a dish.  You have to know your aromatics, your flavor agents, and how [...] The post How to Cook Without Recipes: Aromatics appeared first on White Apron Chef.
  • This Week in the Garden – Early-August and so much mess

    Tiny Farmhouse
    Amy
    9 Aug 2015 | 4:14 pm
    To avoid the mess that is our early-August garden, let’s start with one of the better looking spots in the garden, like, say this volunteer sunflower in the herb bed that has 11 flower heads coming off of one robust stalk. We’ll just ogle this one flower and its honeybee friend for a moment before moving on to less lovely sights. Not that a tomato bed that looks like it could eat you isn’t a lovely sight – mainly because that’s hyperbole and obviously isn’t going to happen – but also, and primarily - because there are just so many tomatoes. So many.
  • I wasn’t dead, I was only sleeping.

    thursday night smackdown
    Michelle W.
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Hi there, anyone who still happens to be following TNS! TNS isn’t coming back — sorry to get your hopes up, all two of you — but I thought you might want to know about this new, sort-of-related project: There’s no food blogging involved, but there is actual food cooking and eating. Learn more!
  • How to maintain, harvest and enjoy a Vegetable Container Garden

    Foodess
    Jennifer Pallian
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    4 garden care tips to care for your edible plants in pots - including plant food, pest management, pruning and more.Continue reading
  • the “right” way to eat ramen

    ramen! ramen! ramen!
    edjusted
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    There really isn’t an official right way to eat ramen, but Chef Teiichi Sakurai with Dallas ramen shop Ten Ramen has some great tips, namely slurp your ramen and eat quickly. Personally, I hate how soggy and soft noodles get when they’ve been sitting in soup too long. Enjoy! via Thrillist Tags: ramen tidbits
 
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    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking

  • Salt Rox Himalayian Salt Review & Giveaway

    Jaden
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Salt Matters Just last night, I was at my parent’s house for dinner. Mom made some homemade dumplings and then exclaimed, “the dumplings are too salty!” She had just bought some regular iodized table salt, and since the salt particles are so small, she accidentally poured too much in the mixture. No more cheap table salt for her — back to the good salt! Iodized table salt – the regular, cheap stuff, is mined from underground salt tables, and is processed, stripping away all of the valuable minerals. It also contains anti-caking agents to prevent clumping and…
  • St. Pete Florida Beach Hotel Giveaway

    Jaden
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    Florida Beach Vacation is provided by Inn on the Beach in St. Petersburg, Florida Come visit the #2 rated beach in the world in St. Petersburg, Florida. For the past 13 years, we’ve called this area our home, enjoying Florida’s finest sandy beaches on the weekends (and sometimes ditching work on the weekdays!) The Inn on the Beach‘s award-winning rooms and quaint cottages are the best way to enjoy your St. Pete beach vacation. They are providing a 2-night stay for 2 adults to a lucky winner! ~Jaden About Inn on the Beach Nostalgic and hip. Wistful and reflective. Irreverent…
  • Panasonic NB-G110PW FlashXpress Toaster Oven Review

    Jaden
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Panasonic provided product for review and giveaway. Panasonic NB-G110PW FlashXpress Toaster Oven Review Our summer has been a happy summer of perfect toast. We’ve been testing out the new Panasonic Toaster Oven for the past week, mainly for reheating leftovers and a couple mornings of toast. When we first saw the box, my family was a little confused, “Wait. I thought Panasonic makes TVs!” Well, yes, but in fact, some of my most-used appliances for the kitchen and home are Panasonic brands. We have a Panasonic cordless iron – such a relief not to have to think about…
  • $50 Kitchen Universe Gift Card

    Jaden
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    Kitchen Universe was founded on 2003 as a retailer of fine cooking products. Their storefront is in Miami (open 9am-5:30pm) and they also sell cookware online at www.kitchen-universe.com Orders above $54.95 qualify for free shipping!   You can be sure to be taken care of by their excellent customer service staff – check out their reviews on Ebay Commerce Network. Some of my favorite items that I use everyday are: Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder – I love fresh ground coffee, but really detest the loud, jarring sound of an electric burr grinder! This Hario Skerton grinder…
  • Smeg Toaster Review and Giveaway

    Jaden
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Smeg Toaster Review I can’t remember the last time I had a real toaster – I think it’s been at least 22 years. In the past, we’ve used a toaster oven. But when we remodeled our kitchen, I didn’t want to clutter my counter top with an ugly black toaster oven. So, we’ve been without, and making toast the most inefficient way possible, by sliding our rack to the top position and using the broiler function. 50% of the time, I burn my toast and the burnt smell lingers in the house for days! Smeg sent a toaster for us to review – this toaster is a…
 
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    Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes

  • Garlic Bread

    Rasa Malaysia
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    Garlic Bread - best and easiest garlic bread ever! Simple ingredients, easy method and takes only 20 mins and better than store-bought. The post Garlic Bread appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Anolon 5-Quart Cast-Iron Braiser

    Rasa Malaysia
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:48 am
    Anolon 5-Quart Cast-Iron Braiser, MSRP: $129.99. US only The post Anolon 5-Quart Cast-Iron Braiser appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Black Pepper Shrimp

    Rasa Malaysia
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Black pepper shrimp - garlicky and buttery shrimp in a savory black pepper sauce. An easy recipe that takes 20 minutes, so delicious! The post Black Pepper Shrimp appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Apple Coffee Cake

    Rasa Malaysia
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:23 am
    Apple Coffee Cake - sweet and decadent coffee cake loaded with apple, this cake is super easy to bake and perfect with tea or coffee. The post Apple Coffee Cake appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Basil Butter Corn

    Rasa Malaysia
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Basil Butter Corn - fresh corns with basil butter and topped with Parmesan cheese. Corns have never tasted SO good with this recipe. The post Basil Butter Corn appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Broiled Saffron Dates

    Heidi Swanson
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:20 pm
    If you've been to my house at any point in recent months, you've likely had these dates. They take only slightly more effort to make than placing dates unadorned on a plate. And, there must be something unusually captivating about them because people always ask me how to make them. I think the idea stems from a flight I took years ago from San Francisco to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was sitting next to a young man, dressed head to toe in hemp, on his way to a spiritual retreat. :) We started chatting, and he offered me a date from little plastic baggie. He proceeded to tell me the dates were an…
  • Events!

    Heidi Swanson
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    I've started to post some of the events and book signings I'll be doing in September and October related to the release of Near & Far. First up is a dinner cooked in the amazing fireplace at Camino in Oakland - details here. After that, there will be a number of free signings in October on the West Coast starting with this one with Omnivore Books at the Quitokeeto studio, and then finishing with an event in New York (details to come on the NY event, but it's shaping up to be exciting)...See the full list of events here - details are evolving, but I wanted to let you all know in case you…
  • Super Onigiri

    Heidi Swanson
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Onigiri are so cute! I make these little on-the-go rice balls all the time with leftover rice, and whatever fillings and seasonings are convenient and on hand. You can make them any shape you like, sometimes I'll use damp (lightly salted) hands, other times press them into a mold, for more precision shaping. I think the key is to avoid fussing, or trying to make them too perfect. I posted a photo of these super-onigiri to Instagram the other day - without the recipe. Apologies! I'll try to make good here. These are made with leftover sprouted brown rice and cooked mung beans. They're filled…
  • Thai Zucchini Soup

    Heidi Swanson
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:19 pm
    My intent here was to make a chilled, pureed, Thai curry soup. It would be summery and refreshing, and at the same time, strong with green curry flavor. It would be a fantastic lunch. As you can see from the photos, that is not what happened. Instead, I ended up with a chunky zucchini soup, beautifully spiced with a thin, bright, assertive coconut-lime curry broth. And it was better than the soup I'd originally imagined. Here's why. The best cooks I know are flexible, observant, adaptable, and resourceful - qualities I try to bring with me when I enter my own kitchen. I went to make lunch,…
  • Favorites List (08.08.15)

    Heidi Swanson
    8 Aug 2015 | 11:56 am
    And a few favorite things from around the house, pictured above clockwise from top left. Leaves & Flowers Rosella Mint I drink it cold-brewed & iced, fresh marjoram, white pine deodorant, natural fiber jewelry, dried flowers. xo -h - True West - Stiv Wilson is not much of an exfoliator. - Nettle Bread with Wild Herb Curd - Thankful for this - the pre-order for Near & Far is one of the top new releases in Vegetarian Cooking & Natural Foods. For anyone who wants a bit more of a peek, a short preview page here. - Lucky Peach + Liz Prueitt - I like the idea of having just 10 pieces of clothing. -…
 
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    SimplyRecipes.com

  • Easy Pasta Primavera

    Elise
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    The word primavera refers to being served with fresh vegetables; it is from the Italian (alla) primavera, or (in the) spring (style). Pasta primavera is almost always a simple-to-prepare dish using the fresh vegetables of the season. Continue reading "Easy Pasta Primavera" »
  • Cucumber Mint “Shrub” Soda

    Elise
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Have you ever heard of a “shrub” (as in drink, not bush)? It’s basically a vinegar-based fruity cordial or soda. The acidity of the vinegar provides tang and intensifies the flavor of the fruit in much the same way that the acidity of lemons balances the sugar in lemonade, and makes lemonade taste so lemony. Vinegar allows you to make a soda with fruit, without it being cloyingly sweet. With this cucumber mint soda, first you make a simple syrup with water, sugar, and vinegar. Then you infuse the vinegar simple syrup with fresh mint leaves. To make the soda, you pour the…
  • Best Ever Tuna Salad Sandwich

    Elise
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    My parents started making tuna fish salad sandwiches this way years ago, and as far as I’m concerned theirs is the best and only way to make a tuna fish sandwich. First it helps to start with high quality canned tuna. If you have leftover cooked tuna steaks, then by all means use them instead of the canned tuna. Both Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have excellent canned tuna packed in olive oil. (The brand I like at Whole Foods is Wild Planet.) Continue reading "Best Ever Tuna Salad Sandwich" »
  • Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad

    Elise
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:19 pm
    So, have you taken the plunge and invested in a spiral slicer? I bought one a few months ago and have been experimenting ever since. So far my favorite vegetable to “spiralize” is zucchini. One quick way to make use of zucchini noodles is to just toss the raw “zoodles” with salad dressing. Instant zucchini salad! Continue reading "Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad" »
  • Mexican Street Corn Nachos

    Elise
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:57 pm
    There’s a reason Mexican street corn, a.k.a. “elote”, is so popular these days. Grilled corn on the cob, slathered in a mayo sour cream sauce, sprinkled with cotija and chili powder? Yes, please! Well, how about all of the brilliant deliciousness of street corn, in the form of nachos?  Continue reading "Mexican Street Corn Nachos" »
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    Hungry Crowd

  • 3 Wines to Pair with Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:02:43 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Salmon, a luscious fish, pairs well with both richer whites and lighter reds. While fish and oaky wines tend to clash, the grilled flavor can actually work well with lightly oaked wines. Pinot Gris In the US, Pinot Gris grows well in Oregon, and salmon is a huge part of the food culture in the Pacific Northwest, so it’s almost no surprise that this pairing works well. Pinot Gris’s...
  • 7 Ways to Use Leftover Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:50:10 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Next time you grill salmon, throw a few extra fillets on the grates so you can make one of these dishes the next day. 1. Sandwiches Layer it with bacon and watercress in a ciabatta roll for a riff on a BLT. [%image1] Or dress it with herby yogurt and stuff the salad in a hot dog bun for a salmon roll. [%image2] 2. Kedgeree Make a delicious version of this lesser-known...
  • Big News: René Redzepi’s Fantastic Wild Food World

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:26:33 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:04 am
    “Dear Friends,” begins the announcement from René Redzepi and his nonprofit MAD organization. “We’ve been rather quiet over the past 12 months. Not that we’ve been sitting idle, on the contrary, we’ve been fast at work on some exciting new initiatives.” When René Redzepi says he’s got some exciting initiatives, I am listening. After all, he’s the most influential chef in the world...
  • 7 Ways to Dress Up Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:24:33 -0400
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Richly flavored salmon can stand up to bold flavors, especially when it’s grilled. Here are seven sauces to try. 1. Pesto Sure, a classic basil pesto is nice, but this cilantro-pecan version is spectacular with grilled salmon. [%image1] 2. Dill Pickle Butter Could there be a more perfect combination than tangy pickles and luscious butter? As soon as the salmon comes off the...
  • 7 Drinks to Make If You Love a Piña Colada

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:36:23 -0400
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Creamy, tropical and usually topped with a fun paper umbrella, piña coladas are essential summer drinking. But sometimes they’re a little much for back porch sipping. Here, seven great, easy-to-make cocktails for piña colada lovers looking for a more casual cocktail. 1. Rio Tropical  This smooth, rich mocktail is made with refreshing coconut water, pineapple gum syrup, nutty...
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    Portland Food and Drink

  • Pucker Up for Unique Coffee Lid

    PDX Food Dude
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    From Wired.de. This unique coffee lid may make you feel differently about your morning coffee. Designer Jan WooSeok from South Korea has taken the standard lid and given it a whole new face. From WooSeok, Photo: Jang WooSeok “Kiss when coffee” This design is a fun but functional concept. Different from the other coffee lids which have a usual hole to put a straw or to drink directly, Take ‘Kiss’ Out looks like a human face. Therefore, a coffee drinker experiences a visually funny and emotionally different coffee-drinking when drinking. Take-out coffee is a symbol of…
  • Portland Wine Writer Cole Danehower Dies

    PDX Food Dude
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Cole Danehower James Beard award winning wine writer Cole Danehower died on Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Cole was well known for his coverage and promotion of Northwest food and wines. He founded the Oregon Wine Report in 1999, for which he was received the James Beard Journalism Award for Most Outstanding Food and Wine Newsletter in North America. In 2006 he merged it with NW Palate Magazine, taking over as editor-in-chiefIn 2010 he earned further acclaim for his book, Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest, which not only covered Oregon and Washington, but…
  • Heartlandia by Adam and Jackie Sappington Available September 1st

    PDX Food Dude
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    Heartlandia, Heritage Recipes from Portland’s The Country Cat from owners Adam and Jacking Sappington, will be hitting store shelves on September 1st. The couple will be at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, September 20, 4pm, (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland) Heartlandia is based on husband-and-wife team Adam and Jackie Sappington’s acclaimed Portland restaurant, The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar. Adam, Executive Chef and a self-taught expert in whole animal butchery, and Jackie, the Executive Pastry Chef, make food that is the definition of soulful, heartwarming comfort…
  • Jamison Restaurant to Close

    PDX Food Dude
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Fenouil along the park Under the title of, I can’t believe they lasted this long, comes the news that Jamison is closing. To our patrons and community friends: After much consideration, we’ve decided to close Jamison. Our costs for operation in this space have exceeded our ability to provide a quality dining experience at reasonable prices. We’re sad to say goodbye and want to thank each and every person who has ever graced our doorstep. We’ve enjoyed serving you, and being a part of your celebrations. Our last day of serving the community will be Sunday, August 2. We wish you all…
  • What are the Best Coconut Waters – We Rate 18 Brands

    PDX Food Dude
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    What are the best coconut waters? Judging by the amount of shelf space devoted to them in grocery stores, coconut water is a popular item. Not being a huge fan of the fruit, I had never tried it until it was recommended to me by several doctors. They extolled the virtues: low in calories, lots of electrolytes, more potassium than a banana, no fat, no cholesterol and an easy way to hydrate. I decided to give it a try, so on the way home from from St. Vincent’s one afternoon, I stopped and picked up a carton at Trader Joe’s. It turned out to be terrible; I nearly spit it out, and…
 
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    Start Cooking

  • Tomato Sauce Recipe

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Knowing how to make tomato sauce is essential. Are you making pizza or preparing pasta? This startcooking.com recipe video shows you how to combine tomatoes and other ingredients to make a versatile and tasteful tomato sauce. Enjoy!
  • Grilled Chicken – Indoors!

    12 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You can grill chicken indoors! This video on making grilled chicken will guide you every step of the way. No barbecue needed for this delicious grilled chicken recipe. Enjoy!
  • Gazpacho

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A cold soup is often what we need on a warm summer day. So join startcooking in preparing gazpacho. This cold soup is easy to make. Think of it as liquid salad. And it will make friends and family happy because everyone likes to enjoy a bowl of gazpacho.
  • Chili Peppers

    15 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Choosing the right hot pepper when preparing a Tex-Mex or chili recipe can be confusing. This startcooking video can help you. Learn how to handle and pick the right jalapeno, chili, or poblano pepper so you can impress your guests with a perfect recipe.
  • 7 Layer Dip

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This delicious tex-mex 7 layer dip is a great party dish that everyone will enjoy. Learn how to make your own 7 layer dip recipe with this simple step-by-step video guide.
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    ramen! ramen! ramen!

  • cup noodle ramen ice cream!

    edjusted
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Cup Noodle…ice cream! Cup Noodle…ice cream?!? Nissin’s Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama is now selling shoyu and curry flavored ramen ice cream! The ice cream is served in the well-known Cup Noodle cup and topped with standard Cup Noodle toppings like shrimp, beef cubes, green onions, egg, and carrots. RocketNews24 is on the scene with a taste test. And…well, “…the ice cream itself isn’t half-bad.” Hmm… via crunchyroll Tags: bay area ramen, ramen news
  • ramen battle ann arbor!

    edjusted
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Be there for the monster truck–err…monster ramen battle for charity. Five Ann Arbor/Detroit chefs will compete with their best ramen creations for you all to try. The winner gets $2000 for their favorite charity. Tickets and further details are available here and are $70 ea. The event is Sunday 7/26/15 from 4pm to 8pm at the Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor. Try 5 different ramen, pick your favorite, and help out a charity. Winners all around! Slurping Turtle 608 E. Liberty St Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-887-6868 media@slurpingturtle.com via the Detroit Free Press…
  • Ramenia-21 instant ramen maker

    edjusted
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Is this the future of instant ramen? This thing is way fancier than my k-cup coffee maker. I want one! …too bad it’s not real, but how cool would it be just to have a topping dispenser for things like onions and eggs? via KpopStarz Thanks to Donny @ Pie Dog for the tip off. Tags: ramen news
  • cup noodle vegeta

    edjusted
    25 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Get it? Vegeta…vegeta-bles…as in Cup Noodle Vegetables–err…Vegetable Cup Noodles. Giant vegetables raining down from the sky? I think I missed this episode of Dragonball. via Rocket News 24 Tags: cup noodles, ramen tidbits
  • the “right” way to eat ramen

    edjusted
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    There really isn’t an official right way to eat ramen, but Chef Teiichi Sakurai with Dallas ramen shop Ten Ramen has some great tips, namely slurp your ramen and eat quickly. Personally, I hate how soggy and soft noodles get when they’ve been sitting in soup too long. Enjoy! via Thrillist Tags: ramen tidbits
 
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    Vegan Bits

  • Vegan Cheese Review: Miyoko’s Kitchen

    Lane
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Over the years Jane and I have worked our way through a variety of vegan cheeses. While we've been enthusiastic about many of them initially, over time we've come to eschew eating vegan cheese as a whole. Ultimately, vegan cheese just doesn't work for us and the most basic reason is that it is NOT […]
  • The Best Protein You Can Eat

    Lane
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Last week, I asked you: What’s the number one question every vegan is asked? Of course, it's: Where do you get your protein? An article published today in US News & World Report discusses the top 9 sources of protein; several of the sources are plant based, none are red meat or "the other white meat." […]
  • Luxury Vegan Boot Camp — In France?!

    Lane
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Last year Jane and I vacationed in France. I really enjoyed the countryside in France and Paris, but being vegan in France is VERY  difficult. Man cannot live on baguette alone... While most restaurants were accommodating, we basically had to order off the menu at nearly every restaurant that we ate at. I recall, on […]
  • Are Mock Meats Safe?

    Lane
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I wrote a recent article about protein; the number one question: Where to vegans get their protein? One of our readers, Marko M. Vegano (nice name, by the way... ), asked whether eating a steady diet of mock meats; those alternative meat products recently made popular by companies like Gardein and Beyond meat, is a reasonable, […]
  • What’s the number one question every vegan is asked?

    Lane
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:24 pm
    What's the first question every vegan gets asked? Where do you get your protein? If it's not the first question, it's certainly one of the top three questions. Protein is critical to a human diet, but it doesn't need to be animal protein; there are many reasonable plant based alternative sources. Protein is built from […]
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    Average Betty

  • No-Cook Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:25 am
    You only need 5 ingredients for the base of this super easy, all-natural, No-Cook Cookies and Cream Ice Cream recipe. And you don’t even need an ice cream maker The post No-Cook Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Russ Parsons Makes Israeli Couscous Summer Salad Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Russ Parsons shares a simple tip that will make all of your grain dishes better. Watch the video and learn how to make this Israeli Couscous Summer Salad. The post Russ Parsons Makes Israeli Couscous Summer Salad Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Russ Parsons’ Israeli Couscous Summer Salad Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Russ Parsons, Columnist at Los Angeles Times, shares his recipe for Israeli Couscous Summer Salad with cucumber, feta, mint and a surprise of jalapeno The post Russ Parsons’ Israeli Couscous Summer Salad Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Chef Noelle Carter Makes Roasted Potato Salad Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:35 am
    Chef Noelle Carter isn’t just number one, she’s the only one. The only full-time, in-house, newspaper Test Kitchen Director in the country The post Chef Noelle Carter Makes Roasted Potato Salad Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Noelle Carter’s Roasted Potato Salad Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    Chef Noelle Carter, Director of Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, shares her recipe for Roasted Potato Salad with bacon, capers and whole grain mustard The post Noelle Carter’s Roasted Potato Salad Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
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    Waiter Rant

  • How Waiting Tables Prepares You for Baby’s First Month

    waiter
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:41 am
    (This is a guest post written by Matt Abraham. If you’ve ever waited tables and have children, you’ll relate. Enjoy!) I was terrified when I had my kid four weeks ago. He was tiny and fragile, screaming and shaking, and all I knew was that I wanted to succeed as a parent. However, the only skills I possessed dealt with waiting tables. What was I going to do, upsell him a bottle of wine or crumb his bib between courses? But after four weeks of fathering I realize there was no need for concern, because as surprising as it sounds, the skills I gained from working in restaurants were…
  • New & Different

    waiter
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:35 pm
    I lived in my old apartment for twelve years. Intimate with every corner and creaking board I could walk through it blindfolded. I knew the sounds the building made, how it smelled and where the light and shadows fell. Familiar with my neighbors’ schedules and habits, unfamiliar cars and strangers always drew a questioning glance. Traffic sounds from the street flowed through my body like blood and my town’s rhythms were as familiar as my heartbeat. I’d usually sleep soundly at night, knowing that I’d awaken at the first odd vibration. Now everything is new and different. I don’t…
  • The Sewing Machine

    waiter
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    When my wife moved into my apartment three and a half years ago I said to my mother, “If we survive this process we’ll probably get married.” Whenever two people begin the nitty-gritty of becoming a couple the sparks will fly. Over the years Annie accumulated stuff – lots of stuff. When she moved into my apartment she brought all of it with her. During our first weeks of cohabitation I couldn’t find a place to sit. Annie’s things took up every square inch of room. I’m not a neat freak by any stretch of the imagination but the clutter was giving me anxiety attacks. Collected from…
  • The Tree of Life

    waiter
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:47 pm
    “The answer is no.” “What’s your problem?” my wife said, exasperated. “This house is great!” “The oil tank’s rusted, the yard will flood, the layout is weird, and the kitchen’s from the 70’s. Besides the school system sucks.” The realtor trailing us, a flaky fiftyish woman whose eye shadow looked like it was applied with a paint roller, chimes in. “What can you expect in your price range?” Annoyed, I lance the realtor with my thousand-yard stare. “Better than this,” I said. “C’mon honey. Let’s go.” Annie and I continued our argument in the car.
  • A Man’s Got to Know His Limitations

    waiter
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    I’m at the Laundromat with my daughter washing her clothes. As Natalie sits in her car seat playing with her doll, I think for the hundredth time how I have to buy a house. My own washer and dryer would be nice. “Hey lady,” a loud voice booms out of sight. “I want a refund!” “No,” I hear the old woman who manages the Laundromat, say. “But my clothes are still wet!” “You used the big dryer,” the manager says. “They cost a quarter for five minutes. You didn’t put in enough.” “The other dryers are twenty-five cents for eight minutes.” “That’s because…
 
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    Seattle Food Geek

  • Introducing The Sansaire Steak Aging Sauce and Sansaire Searing Kit

    scott
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:09 pm
    After months of design, testing, logistics, and a half-cow’s worth of steak tastings, I’m thrilled to announce the first two new products from Sansaire since our sous vide circulator! The Sansaire Steak Aging Sauce gives any steak the flavor of 60-day dry aging. Just add one tablespoon per pound of meat to the bag before cooking sous vide – there’s no need to marinate ahead of time. The sauce was inspired by a line in Modernist Cuisine at Home that suggested adding a dash of fish sauce to your steak to add “aged” flavor. We took the idea several steps further, through dozens of…
  • Farewell, Modernist Cuisine. Hello Sansaire.

    scott
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Today is my last day at Modernist Cuisine. After three and a half years serving as the Director of Applied Research, it’s time for me to turn my attention to Sansaire full-time. To call this decision “bittersweet” is a gross understatement. This has been my Dream Job, and every moment of my time at MC lived up to the fantasy I conjured when I first heard about the place. I’ve had the most incredible opportunities and the most unimaginable experiences here. I’ve worked alongside ridiculously talented people and learned from the best culinary minds in the world. And, for my part,…
  • Creativity in the Rearview

    scott
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:02 pm
    I had the honor of speaking at this year’s Chicago Ideas Week, as part of a session on the creative process. The entire conference was breathtaking in the scope and depth of ideas presented. I met some incredible folks, and spent the three days prior to my talk holed up in my hotel room obsessing over my slides and trying to determine how to relay my story. I don’t generally get nervous before giving a presentation or going on stage, but when that same stage was graced by George Lucas, Sean Combs and Penn and Teller the day before, it tends to raise the stakes. Anyhow,…
  • How to Cook Prime Rib Sous Vide

    scott
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:39 pm
    One of my favorite dishes to serve during the holidays is prime rib. By cooking your prime rib sous vide using the Sansaire, you’re guaranteed to produce a perfectly cooked, juicy, succulent roast, without tying up your oven, stressing doneness, or worrying about timing. The full recipe is available at Sansaire.com.
  • How Being Boldly Passionate (and a little lucky) Led Me To My Dream Job

    scott
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:11 am
    A few weeks ago, I had the honor of telling my story at the Business Innovation Factory, a TED-inspired conference in which innovators from a variety of fields share the personal experiences that transformed their businesses and their lives.  The conference was overwhelmingly powerful – I was in awe of so many of the storytellers who, in very real and tangible ways, are changing the world. The story I told was my own.  It describes the sequence of events between posting my first crappy recipe online to landing my dream job at Modernist Cuisine, to launching a very successful…
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    Coconut & Lime // Rachel Rappaport

  • Alabama White BBQ Sauce

    Rachel Rappaport
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:2 cups, mayonnaise1 cup apple cider vinegar1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce¼ tsp granulated garlic1½ Tbsp freshly ground black pepper2 tsp kosher salt¼ tsp ground cayenne pepperDirections:Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Scrape into an air-tight container. Refrigerate until ready to use.Makes about 2 1/2 cups.My thoughts:Whenever I am in Alabama I pick up some of their unique white barbecue sauce. Recently I ran out of my last bottle so I finally decided to make my own. Luckily, it’s super-easy! There are a lot of variations, but this is the one I liked…
  • Swedish Spiced Peach Jam

    Rachel Rappaport
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ingredients:3 1/2 cups lightly crushed peaches1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon cloves1/4 teaspoon cardamon1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon vanilla paste3 tablespoons pectin2 cups sugar1 teaspoon citric acidDirections:Evenly sprinkle the bottom of the Ball Jam Maker with the pectin. Spoon the fruit in a relatively even layer over the pectin.  Press the jam button. You will hear a beep at 4 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar, spices, citric acid and vanilla paste over the fruit mixture while the machine is still running. Cover and wait for the jam cycle to complete. Press the cancel button…
  • Hibiscus Peach Jam

    Rachel Rappaport
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ingredients:3 1/2 cups lightly crushed peaches3 hibiscus flowers in syrup*, drained and chopped2 teaspoons hibiscus syrup*2 cups sugar1 teaspoon citric acid3 tablespoons low sugar pectinDirections:Evenly sprinkle the bottom of the Ball Jam Maker with the pectin. Spoon the fruit, hibiscus and syrup in a relatively even layer over the pectin. Press the jam button. You will hear a beep at 4 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar and citric acid over the fruit mixture while the machine is still running. Cover and wait for the jam cycle to complete. Press the cancel button and unplug the machine. If not…
  • Sweet and Sour Five Spice Peach Ketchup

    Rachel Rappaport
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:5 cups pureed peaches1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic1 cup light brown sugar1 cup apple cider vinegar1 cup water2 teaspoons kosher salt1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger1 tablespoon Chinese five spice1 teaspoon ground roasted ginger1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperDirections:Prep your jars/lids. Place all ingredients in a heavy-bottomed nonreactive pot (I used my enameled cast iron Dutch oven). Bring to a rolling boil and cook until thickened to ketchup consistency*, about 20-30 minutes. Ladle into pint jars leaving 1/4 inch headroom. Process in a hot water bath for 10…
  • Italian Summer Salad

    Rachel Rappaport
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Ingredients:1-pint cherry tomatoes, halved8 oz container's worth of drained fresh mozzarella balls "ciliegine" size (1/3 oz each),  halved1/4 of 1 red onion, thinly sliced2 tablespoons nonpareil capers1 sweet marconi pepper, minced*1 clove garlic, minced1/4 cup white wine vinegar1 tablespoon olive oilsea saltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Toss together the tomatoes, cheese, pepper and onion in a medium bowl. Set aside. Whisk together the capers, garlic, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Serve immediately or marinate up to 4 hours prior to serving.*I used a purple marconi pepper…
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    Cheese and Biscuits

  • Albina, Crosby

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:55 am
    In Crosby Village, just north of Liverpool, after a particularly quiet Saturday, restaurant Albina tweeted morosely that they had served just four people that evening and if things didn't improve, they'd have to permanently shut down. It's a story presumably repeated up and down the country - places open and close without much fanfare and with often depressing speed - but the heartwarming way industry people on Twitter rallied round to try and get Albina's booking sheet a bit busier demonstrates just how much sympathy there is for the problems faced by new restaurants, not least of which in…
  • The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire

    12 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Henry Ashby has been a forager for over 50 years, first in his native Yorkshire, later the Scilly Isles and more recently in Monmouthshire. In his own words, he's not a "survivalist" or a "bush crafter" or any such ridiculous macho caricature, he looks only for the very finest wild plants, herbs and funghi and sells them on to only the very finest local restaurants. More specifically, recently he has begun supplying exclusively to the Whitebrook, a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms in the Wye Valley, whose menus are a hymn to the local estuaries and ancient woodland and changing seasons.
  • Darjeeling Express at the Sun & 13 Cantons, Soho

    5 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    Regular readers will notice I don't really cover one-off events, popups and launches on this blog. If they're good, it seems a bit much gloating about an evening that nobody else will have the chance to go to, and if they're bad I'd usually rather just forget the whole thing ever happened. It's always nice to be invited to things, of course, but whether or not you agree with the opinions on these pages I hope the least I can be is useful - don't go here, go here, have the lamb chops. That kind of thing. That said, all rules are there to be broken, and of course I have very occasionally…
  • Som Saa, London Fields

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:37 am
    For years, I thought I didn't like Thai food. Greasy spring rolls, rubbery chicken satays in a sickly orange sauce, soggy Pad Thai bulked out with a murky mix of frozen vegetables; at best it was boring, at worst that special kind of sweet, mushy blandness that speaks of a long time left in the freezer. And then I went to Thailand on holiday, and realised that I didn't dislike Thai food, I just disliked Thai food in the UK, which at the time (and until fairly recently) was about as close to the real thing as a Harvester is to the Hind's Head. Why the discrepancy? The same old issues that held…
  • Masala Grill, Chelsea

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    I've had the good fortune to eat some very, very good Indian subcontinent food recently. But then, eating good Indian food in London is not difficult. Even before the latest wave of culinary fireworks lit by the Sethi family (Trishna, Gymkhana, the upcoming Hoppers) we had things pretty good - an embarrassment of riches in Tooting for Sri Lankan and South Indian, Southall for Punjabi (not least of which is the brilliant, er, Brilliant), the Pakistani grills of Whitechapel spearheaded by the venerable Tayyabs; we are, for want of a better word, spoiled. In the context of such staggeringly high…
 
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    Passport Delicious | London Restaurant Blog and Reviews | Londonelicious

  • Last Minute London Lunch/Dinner Reservations with the Uncover App

    Krista
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:47 am
    Last night, after I got home from dinner with A Girl Has to Eat, I checked Twitter and saw this tweet from the lovely James Ramsden, one of the proprietors of Hackney’s PidginThe great thing about 10 no-shows at a 28-seat restaurant is you’ve got space for walk-ins from the rain on this quiet street. Oh.— James Ramsden (@JamesRamsden_) August 29, 2015What is wrong with people?? When I need to cancel a reservation, I cancel a reservation. I can think of two times in my (relatively long) life where I haven’t done this:When I had food poisoning and skipped a massage at Kobkhun Thai on…
  • My Week in New York City

    Krista
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    I am the most disappointing New York tourist. “Where are you from?” they ask me at the beginning of every tour and every interaction where I haven’t had to say the word DAWN. (The only word that still give me away.) “Long Island,” I say. And then they look away because they know I won’t spend any money!!! They’d rather that I was from Omaha. They want me to buy a t-shirt. Or a key ring. Or something.But I don’t care. Because I LOVE NEW YORK. And I am in it! And I am LEGIT. It’s a always a little weird when I go back. Because I know where I’m going. Even though I really…
  • {Sponsored Post}: A Great Getaway Begins With An Excellent Destination

    Krista
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    Whether you’re the adventurous type when you decide to get away, or you simply enjoy relaxing with a favorite book while soaking up sunshine, your perfect getaway begins with finding the right destination. The best way to approach looking for a getaway destination is with flexibility. Be sure to look at several options and make an informed choice by comparing the destination’s quality ratings, making cost comparisons and looking at the benefits of several different places.The best way to start is to make a wish list. Decide what activities you’d like to do on your getaway and choose…
  • Pizza Union, Kings Cross

    Krista
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:46 am
    I have been eating a lot of pizza lately. Maybe it’s because of my recent New York trip. (More about that soon, I promise.) I ate a lot of pizza in New York and well, I came back to London and was still in the zone and just couldn’t stop eating anything sauce-y and cheese-y.Pizza Union totally delivers. On a crazily rainy afternoon the other week, we scarfed down two piping hot pizzas — one Vesuvio (pepperoni, green chillies, cracked chillies) and one Stagioni (cotto ham, pepperoni, mushrooms, artichokes, black olives) — in the blink of an eye. And I mean blink because Pizza Union is…
  • 8 Things to Do in Berlin

    Krista
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    I went to Berlin last month! It was my third trip to this grittily artsy city, still emerging from the everything, all these years after 1989. 1989! I still remember my German aunt, married to my American uncle, convinced that the world was going to end the night the wall came down.I went to Berlin for the first time in 1993. What I remember most about that visit is the massive cranes, hovering above the rooftops. They were everywhere.In Berlin in 2015, I met up with my friend Karen. We got our MBAs together at the University of Chicago back in 2004. She lives in Geneva now with her husband…
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    Going Gluten-Free

  • Philly Steak Stroganoff

    24 Aug 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Well, it's been a while.  It's been summer, what can I say?  Between trying to soak up as much time at the pool, and still managing all of our summer activities, it's been quite a flurry of crazy in our house. It's hard for me to believe that we've already completed our first week of school for the new year, and we are embarking on our second.  My kids are real troopers, though, and are working hard to get done each day early enough to still hit the pool and make it to our evening activities.I'm trying to recommit to my Trim Healthy Mama ways.  It's a great plan, but I've…
  • Cappello's Gluten Free Pasta - A Review

    12 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    I know, I know, where have I been, why haven't I been cooking?  I have been, just not much new, etc. Been doing a lot of Trim Healthy Mama recipes that are not my own.  Occasionally, I break from my diet and do something uncharacteristically decadent and naughty!  (For my THM friends, these should ONLY be used in an E setting, not an S setting at all!  LOL :) )A while back, I read in a magazine about a new product line that specialized in fresh pasta.  Capello's.  There is Lasagna Sheets, Gnocchi and Fettuccini. Luckily, I live near a Wegman's and was able to…
  • Black Bean Chili (THM E)

    3 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    The weather in PA has been confusing to say the least.  Of course, this is rather normal around here.  One day it's hot, the next freezing.  And potholes are totally in bloom OUCH!  Our schedules are actually busier than normal and it's getting crazy.  Usually by Spring I'm ready to put away the crockpot and move on with fun spring menus.  This year, not so much.  Continuing to rely on the crockpot as I'm often out of the house during normal "dinner prep" hours...running kids to their evening activities.Yesterday, I combined my recipe for black beans with…
  • Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (THM E)

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Where've I been?  Here.  Buried under mountains of laundry, loads of dust and piles of paperwork.  Life has been a little crazy.  Three homeschooling kids, with lots of activities, I barely have time to breathe, let alone cook.Newfound desire to cook more often, and Trim Healthy Mama are inspiring me.  Tonight, we're having stuffed peppers.  Usually, you use beef, and rice, and all sorts of things that just are not, well, healthy.  Definitely warm and comforting, but...not good for a waistline you're trying to decrease.Hubby & I sketched out a menu for…
  • Baked Ziti With Homemade Ricotta

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    I was feeling rather domestic this morning.  I always find when I'm short on time, the only thing I really WANT to do is cooking.  I know, that sounds counterintuitive, but cooking and baking relax me.  Help me focus on something other than my worries.  I've always loved it.Anyway, last week I bought just a little too much milk, combined with the fact that my kids did not like the choices of cereals in the cabinet meant that there was WAY too much milk in my fridge this morning - all of it about to go bad!  I was able to salvage a half gallon to make ricotta cheese.
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    David Lebovitz

  • Blueberry Buckle with Lemon Syrup

    David
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    We sure do have some goofy-named foods in America. Britain has their “fools” and “messes,” and France has “bêtises,” which translates to “stupidities” – as well as pêts de nonne, which, because I’m polite, will only say that refers to the wind that comes out of the backside of nuns – and leave it at that. Stateside, we have our grunts, buckles, and pandowdies, as well as burgoo. And it’s hard to explain to foreigners, but we also drink mules. Go figure. But most of our quirky dessert names reference baked fruit or…
  • Epicure Restaurant at The Bristol Hotel

    David
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    It was quite a summer, starting with sipping homemade cherry wine, a picnic at Versailles, checking out the Le Creuset factory, and frying up a batch of “French” fried chicken in a sizzling pan of duck fat. A few weeks later in the season, I was pulling a cherry clafoutis from my oven, grilling deviled chicken, and pickling strawberries, to take care of the overload from the outdoor markets that I couldn’t resist lugging home. As summer rounded the bend, I was cracking fresh lobsters and clams after days on the beaches of Cape Cod, refreshing myself with strawberry…
  • Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad

    David
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    While in the states for a vacation this summer, I took advantage of the overload of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, fresh ears of corn, and generous bunches of basil at the farmers’ markets to make this salad over and over (and over and over) again. Romain agreed with me that we could eat this every day. And I think we did! This salad doesn’t have a lot of ingredients – it simply showcases the best of the season. So it works best when everything is at their best, during the height of the season. Basil is great with the corn and tomatoes, and my friend Nick Malgieri supplied me with…
  • Grilled Deviled Chicken

    David
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:12 am
    Being stateside in preparation for les vacances (vacation), I thought I’d corral Elizabeth Karmel, who I’d had dinner with last spring when we did a special cooking event together, into grilling dinner for me. I know, it was a little forward, but Elizabeth was the chef/consultation to Hill Country Barbecue in Manhattan, which has the distinct honor of pleasing even true, hard-core bbq aficianados. She’s also written a couple of books on grilling, something I thought I knew a little about, but found out there was more to know during a warm summer evening in New York. Perhaps…
  • Ice & Vice

    David
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    One of the best parts of summer in the U.S. is heading out for ice cream on a warm evening. Even if you’re someone like me, that always has a freezerful of ice cream, it’s fun to head out somewhere and join others who are cooling down, lapping up cones on the streets and on benches. The most famous ice cream shop in Paris, Berthillon closes at 8pm (and for the month of August) but younger glaciers, like Henri at Glazed stay open until 10pm. After a day spent hitting museums in Manhattan, we wandered down to the Lower East Side to taste the ice creams from one of the newest…
 
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    Cybele Pascal

  • Grilled Tuscan Pork Loin

    cybele
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Grilled Tuscan Pork Loin   Makes 6 servings Free From gluten and all top 8 allergens Enjoy summer dining al fresco with this Italian-inspired entrée. It pairs beautifully with panzanella (recipe coming later this week), a fresh tomato, basil and bread salad that can be prepared on the barbecue, right alongside the pork, with your favorite crusty gluten-free loaf. Also great with my Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad or my Allergy-Friendly Focaccia and simple greens.   Ingredients 2 1 lb pork tenderloins 1½ tbsp minced garlic (5 or 6 cloves) 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 2 tsp…
  • Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

    cybele
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad   Makes 6 servings Free From gluten and all top 8 allergens With sweet crunchy corn in peak-season, it’s readily available and at the height of its deliciousness. While fantastic simply steamed or boiled on the cob, corn is also wonderful grilled, and can take center stage as a featured ingredient in salads, salsas, and many other sides.  When shopping for fresh corn, look for green moist husks that cling tightly to the corn. To determine if it’s ripe, look for deep brown silk tips or ends — however, the whole silk should not be dried…
  • Tess Masters launches new cookbook The Blender Girl Smoothies plus Kitchen Aid Giveaway

    cybele
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    Dear Readers: Today is July 1st, to me the true beginning of summer and the perfect day to share the news that Tess Masters has published a new cookbook:  The Blender Girl Smoothies.  100 gluten-free, vegan, & paleo-friendly recipes, to help you “blast your way to good health and blended bliss”, all summer long.  Hurray! To those who read my blog, you probably already know, I’m huge fan of Tess Masters’ work.  I was wowed by her first cookbook, the Blender Girl, and wrote about it here.   Tess has taken something seemingly mundane and turned it into a high art…
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    Hungry Crowd

  • 3 Wines to Pair with Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:02:43 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Salmon, a luscious fish, pairs well with both richer whites and lighter reds. While fish and oaky wines tend to clash, the grilled flavor can actually work well with lightly oaked wines. Pinot Gris In the US, Pinot Gris grows well in Oregon, and salmon is a huge part of the food culture in the Pacific Northwest, so it’s almost no surprise that this pairing works well. Pinot Gris’s...
  • 7 Ways to Use Leftover Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:50:10 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Next time you grill salmon, throw a few extra fillets on the grates so you can make one of these dishes the next day. 1. Sandwiches Layer it with bacon and watercress in a ciabatta roll for a riff on a BLT. [%image1] Or dress it with herby yogurt and stuff the salad in a hot dog bun for a salmon roll. [%image2] 2. Kedgeree Make a delicious version of this lesser-known...
  • Big News: René Redzepi’s Fantastic Wild Food World

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:26:33 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:04 am
    “Dear Friends,” begins the announcement from René Redzepi and his nonprofit MAD organization. “We’ve been rather quiet over the past 12 months. Not that we’ve been sitting idle, on the contrary, we’ve been fast at work on some exciting new initiatives.” When René Redzepi says he’s got some exciting initiatives, I am listening. After all, he’s the most influential chef in the world...
  • 7 Ways to Dress Up Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:24:33 -0400
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Richly flavored salmon can stand up to bold flavors, especially when it’s grilled. Here are seven sauces to try. 1. Pesto Sure, a classic basil pesto is nice, but this cilantro-pecan version is spectacular with grilled salmon. [%image1] 2. Dill Pickle Butter Could there be a more perfect combination than tangy pickles and luscious butter? As soon as the salmon comes off the...
  • 7 Drinks to Make If You Love a Piña Colada

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:36:23 -0400
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Creamy, tropical and usually topped with a fun paper umbrella, piña coladas are essential summer drinking. But sometimes they’re a little much for back porch sipping. Here, seven great, easy-to-make cocktails for piña colada lovers looking for a more casual cocktail. 1. Rio Tropical  This smooth, rich mocktail is made with refreshing coconut water, pineapple gum syrup, nutty...
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    Eater NY - All

  • Hamptons Cronut Party Nearly Ruined by Flat Tire

    Beth Landman
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:32 pm
    A truck with extremely precious cargo go stuck on the LIE this afternoon. Those who attended the 10 a.m. reception for this morning's "Stirring the Pot'' event, hosted by Florence Fabricant with guest Dominique Ansel at East Hampton's Guild Hall, were hotly anticipating a breakfast treat of Cronut holes, but had to content themselves with local muffins and fruit instead. The car carrying the prized pastries had a flat tire and was stuck on the LIE with its precious cargo. Fortunately, the Cronuts arrived as the event ended, and hundreds of guests were handed the much hyped hybrid as they…
  • Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in New York City

    Eater Staff
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    Looking for a place to eat this weekend? Here are some favorites form Eater editors — including a few cheap establishments, some nicer restaurants, and a hidden gem or two. August 29, 2015: Sietsema's Pick: Jordan's Lobster Dock [Photo: Robert Sietsema] This antediluvian spot sports a full size (though now non-working) lighthouse and a 15-foot statue to commemorate the lobstermen who have plied the waters of Shell Bank Creek and Plum Beach for 100 years and more, not only gathering their traps, but forking clams and oysters from the lapping waters. [Photo: Robert Sietsema] The lobster roll…
  • The Palm Owners Foolishly Destroyed Their Beloved Cartoon Murals

    Greg Morabito
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:28 pm
    This is the worst case scenario. The management of 89-year-old steakhouse The Palm has released a statement addressing the closure of the restaurant and the sale of the building. Apparently, the group could not support two restaurants directly across the street from each other due to the "demographics and zoning ordinances of New York City." So the owners decided to keep Palm Too and close the original, because the older building needed more upkeep and saving it would have been "an uneconomical choice." As feared, the cartoon murals that graced its walls are totally gone. The owners explain:…
  • Eater Is Reporting Live From the Eye of the Party Storm at Señor Frog's Times Square

    Greg Morabito
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    The party just started and it won't stop until this city is closed for business. 4:30: Team Eater is about to roll out of Señor Frog's — it's been real.  Here are some more pics of the mise en scène, courtesy of Nick Solares: 3:55: Managing editor Sonia Chopra notes that Señor Frog's has a coat room! 3:50: Señor Frog's is both a party spot and a family restaurant. Lots of kids here. Also, this place is impeccably clean. There are, at all times, a few guys sweeping up around the corners. 3:45: Here's Ryan Sutton's take on the mozzarella sticks: David Yee and I were just…
  • 50 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC

    Robert Sietsema
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    Eater critic Robert Sietsema rounds up good deals in the five boroughs and beyond. As restaurant prices continue to soar, finding a cheap restaurant meal becomes more of a priority. And if the inexpensive feed is not only delicious but also interesting, and maybe even outside your previous dining experience, all the better. From time to time I post about cheap restaurants I’ve stumbled on in the five boroughs and adjacent metropolitan areas, devoting a paragraph or two to each and making a few menu recommendations. Here is a collection of those restaurants, listed by location,…
 
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    The Girl Who Ate Everything

  • My 70-Something Favorite Places to Eat in New York City

    roboppy
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Check out the full Google map here! Red = restaurants, food trucks. Blue = bakeries, ice cream, desserts. Green = shops, markets, food halls. Whenever people ask me for food recommendations in New York City, I think, "Arrrggghhfffwwgguh I...
  • 30-Something Things You Might Want to Know About Taipei Before Moving There

    roboppy
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Taiwan, land of the most blindly reassuring stationery. As a foreign student, I found adapting to life in Taipei to be fairly easy. Oh, hello, reliable metro system with clear announcements and signage in English. Hey there, endless supply of...
  • Bye, Taipei, and Thanks for the Despair Juice

    roboppy
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    The view of Taipei 101 from Xiangshan. Last Monday night, as soon as I stepped off the airplane into the jetway at JFK Airport, a cloud of pressure swelled behind my eyes, driblets of despair juice threatening to spill out....
  • Visiting Seoul from November 23 to 30

    roboppy
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:14 am
    Nighttime in Seoul, from my first visit in 2009. File under "things I forgot to mention earlier because Mandarin is chipping away at my brain meats": I'm going on a trip to Seoul with Kåre in a week, from November...
  • Thank You, Cafe Kuroshio, For Pulling Me Out of "I Don't Know How to Chinese" Dumpsville

    roboppy
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    [Pops out from behind wall]...hi. It's been an embarrassingly long time. Thank you for sticking around even though I appear to have died for the last few months that I've been settling into Taipei. ;_; Happy lil' drink family at...
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    gastropoda

  • Once was a restaurant called Peaches

    regina
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    This ridiculous, and endless, campaign frenzy will only get real when some reporter asks the most important question: What kind of cookies does the chef-suing blowhard’s third (and second immigrant) wife bake? He’s clearly serious about his chances, because she’s scrubbed her Website of all the Photoshopped tits&ass. Maybe this would free her up to [...]
  • Salad or salmon a literal tossup

    regina
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:18 pm
    The stomach-turning news that cilantro was being harvested in fields of mierda in Mexico should have come as no surprise. As the kids’ book is titled, “Everybody Poops.” If you don’t treat farmworkers like humans you will wind up with, as some site dubbed it, cacamole. Bad enough the pickers aren’t provided portajohns. I doubt [...]
  • Tripe on weck could be a thing

    regina
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Mick Jagger gets around. One day he’s popping up on the Acela, the next he’s prancing into a Buffalo restaurant. I enjoyed the former, laughed at the latter — of course he would blend right in there. It’s where we went for my in-law equivalent’s most recent birthday. Her 86th.
  • “I’ll save dessert for later”

    regina
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:14 pm
    I always wished the prison predecessor of “Fast Food Nation” had gotten the same traction, and maybe now, as a book, it will. Profit really is the toxic ingredient in the criminal “justice” system in this country — millions and millions disserved is the feature, not the bug. Even so, this exposé struck me as [...]
  • Earth tones for Panchito

    regina
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Speaking of crimes, the Marquis de Sade supposedly said only the first murder is hard, and I thought of that again when the obit for the White House chef ran, with the reminder that Mrs. O’s predecessor had canned him after she and her pretzels-and-O’Doul’s husband moved in and didn’t want any of that fancy [...]
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    Orangette

  • I changed my mind

    Molly
    16 Aug 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Two Mondays ago, the night before the moving truck was due to arrive at my mother's new (Seattle!) house with everything she owns, Brandon suggested making a celebratory dinner. My mother, it was agreed, would choose the menu. After a moment's hesitation, she requested steak and Caesar salad. We headed out for groceries.I'm not going to go into great depth about the steak. I don't know. I feel bored just thinking about writing it. You know how to cook steak. Right? You don't need me. If you don't know how, or if you want to try another method, I can tell you that we use Renee Erickson's…
  • July 29

    Molly
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Today is our eighth wedding anniversary. It's also the 11th birthday of this blog, the first day of our first-ever corporate tax audit, and the day that my mother officially moves to Seattle. It's a lot of Big Adult Stuff, and I have lots of feelings, including immense gratitude for our accountant. But most of all, I'm glad that these two wide-eyed pups, the ones in this shot circa 2007, decided to take the great leap that is marriage, that they've kept at it, showing up, cooking, eating, building, building some more, figuring it out, duking it out, and loving, loving, for eight whole years.
  • We'll go from left to right

    Molly
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I promised cookbooks, and I shall deliver cookbooks. No more nostalgia! No more old photographs! No more zoning out with Danzig videos on YouTube because a man in a Danzig t-shirt just walked into the coffee shop where I am writing and reminded me of the song "Mother '93"! I will be useful.Four years ago, when we moved into the house where we now live, I started keeping a small collection of cookbooks on top of the refrigerator. Most of our books live in June's room, on the wall of shelves there, but that's down the hall from the kitchen, and I wanted to have my most-used, best-loved,…
  • July 10

    Molly
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:23 pm
    My mother tells me that she had always loved the house. She used to drive by and admire it. When I was thirteen, it came on the market, and she and my dad snatched it up. The house was built in 1948, old for Oklahoma, painted brick with wrought iron and ivy. It needed a lot of work, and they tore out walls and opened it up, changed everything. It was their biggest, finest collaboration, and they made it exactly what they wanted. It was weird in ways, or maybe quirky is the better word, with a mirror on the ceiling of the downstairs bathroom and Pepto-Bismol pink wallpaper in the…
  • June 26

    Molly
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I am feeling profoundly (or, as my fingers tried to put it, "feely profounding") inarticulate today in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. I keep thinking of my uncle Jerry, the first gay person I ever knew, whose death to AIDS in 1988 spurred me to activism as a young kid with moussed bangs and a Silence=Death sweatshirt, and in whose memory June carries one of her middle names. I wonder what he would say today. I'm grateful, relieved, elated, and beyond, that June will grow up in a world that's very different from what I knew in 1980s Oklahoma.It also feels…
 
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    Serious Eats

  • An End-of-Summer Italian Al Fresco Dinner

    Niki Achitoff-Gray
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Late August is my favorite time of year: just cool enough to eat outside without dripping sweat into your food, but still the season for excellent produce. It's like all those tender stalks of asparagus, juicy tomatoes, and bunches of fresh herbs are just begging you to make a totally killer Italian dinner and eat it in a cool evening breeze. And let's be real: why wouldn't you say yes? Here's how it's gonna go. Read More
  • Lomo al Trapo: The Colombian Technique That Will Change the Way You Grill Beef

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:45 am
    Literally translated as "beef tenderloin in a towel," lomo al trapo is made by wrapping a big chunk of beef tenderloin in a thick crust of salt swaddled in a towel, tying it up, and throwing it directly on a fire until it's cooked. It's one of the easiest, most foolproof, primally delicious, and downright impressive methods of cooking beef I've ever seen. And it doesn't require pots, pans, or even a grill. Read More
  • Up Your Black Tea Game Beyond English Breakfast

    Max Falkowitz
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Great black tea is a lot like the intersection of two beverages Westerners love: quality coffee and good red wine. Stimulating yet lush with hints of ripe fruit, chocolate, nuts, and citrus, mellow and sweet and charged with a tongue-tingling potency, top-notch black tea is more than worth obsessing about. Read More
  • The Best Way to Make Clarified Butter

    Daniel Gritzer
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Clarified butter is pure butterfat, minus the water and milk proteins found in normal butter, which means it's much less likely to burn and spoil. Here's the easiest method for at-home cooks. Read More
  • How to Not F#&k Up a Caprese Salad

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    You want the short version of this? Get the best damn tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil you can find, put 'em on a plate, sprinkle them with salt and pepper, drizzle them with the best damn olive oil, and stop right there. Serve it. Admire its perfection. You want the longer version? Here goes. Read More
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  • The $7,000 Pizza Oven You Don't Need (But Really Wish You Had)

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Kalamazoo Gourmet pizza oven is a $7,000 freestanding stainless steel machine that promises pizzeria-level results with minimal fuss in your own backyard. A couple of months back, a moving van dropped off the five-foot-tall plywood box containing a testing unit of the pizza oven, and I immediately set it up in my backyard to test it out. Here are my thoughts. Read More
  • Spicy Soppressata and Honey Were Born to Live Together on Pizza

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I'd never tasted honey on pizza before Paulie Gee introduced me to it, but it was so darn natural that it felt like every pizzeria should have honey on the table, right next to the red pepper flakes. Honey and spicy dry-cured sausage is one of those combinations that are just meant to be. Here's how to experience it for yourself. Read More
  • Like Mushroom Pizza? We're Gonna Take You to Funghitown

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You know what's really not awesome? The mushroom pizza from NY slice shops, where you get a few pieces of canned or fresh mushroom on top of a slice of reheated pizza. I hated mushroom pizza as a kid, and I'm sure I'm not alone. But I've been taken on a one-way trip to Funghitown, and now that I'm here, I can only look at my past self in pity. Here's how to get there yourself. Read More
  • Zucchini Is a Terrible Pizza Topping! (Unless You Treat It Right)

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I love a good summer zucchini, but it's not the most exciting vegetable out there. It's bland, it's watery, and, for these reasons, it makes a terrible pizza topping. Every zucchini-topped pizza I've had in the past has been a watery disappointment. If there's one thing I love, it's being not-disappointed. So I made it my goal to come up with a technique for topping pizza with zucchini that really works. Read More
  • The Best Pizza by the Slice in San Francisco

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

    deb
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    I cannot resist a recipe that promises an odd outcome. To wit, prior to stumbling upon this curiosity in the wonderful A Boat, A Whale and a Walrus, an assembly of recipes and stories from restaurants on the other side of the country that I am now extra-sad I haven’t been to (yet! Like maybe in 5 or 18 years or so?), I understood cobblers to be more or less baked fruit topped with a soft cake batter or plush biscuit, while crisps had clusters of oaty and sometimes nutty cookie-like crumbs giving them their namesake texture. [Let us save comparisons with crumbles, grunts, fools,…
  • angel hair pasta with raw tomato sauce

    deb
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    The internet might be loaded with a ga-jillion recipes, but finding the great ones can still be a little bit of a needle in a haystack. My favorite way to find new recipes is to ask a random person what their cult favorites are. Bonus points if they claim to hate cooking, because these are the people who are only going to be excited for dishes that work with airtight reliability that are unquestionably worth your time. I have found so many gems this way; Marion Burros’s Purple Plum Torte (which, if you have not made yet, shut this browser tab and get to it, please), Cook Country’s…
  • frozen hot chocolate

    deb
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:36 am
    At the outset of this summer, I had only a few things on my agenda: a baby (check!), a garden (check!, but oof*) and as many frozen desserts that do not require an ice cream maker as possible. And sure, from toasted marshmallow milkshakes to swirled berry yogurt (breakfast) popsicles, saltine crack ice cream sandwiches, strawberry cheesecake ice cream pie and raspberry crushed ice, it’s been a good time. But as summer isn’t over, I’m not done yet either. ... Read the rest of frozen hot chocolate on smittenkitchen.com © smitten kitchen 2006-2012. | permalink to frozen hot…
  • raspberry crushed ice

    deb
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    Among frozen summer desserts, granitas are a hard sell, not matter how you rename them. A coarse, grainy sorbet, they’re the shaved ice of the Italian food world. Sure, they’re insanely refreshing, require no churning and are probably the kind of thing you ought to be cooling off with on a very hot day, but who’d choose them over hot fudge sundae cakes, toasted marshmallow milkshakes, saltine crack ice cream sandwiches or key lime pie popsicles? Nobody we’re going to be friends with, for sure. ... Read the rest of raspberry crushed ice on smittenkitchen.com © smitten…
  • takeout-style sesame noodles with cucumber

    deb
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Is there anything more inspiring than a farmer’s market at the height of the summer, piled high with funky heirloom tomatoes, eggplants from fairytale to freakishly large, crinkly peppers, bi-color corn as far as the eye can see and stone fruits in every color of the rainbow? Wouldn’t this be a great time to cook with all of them? Isn’t it almost a moral imperative to fill our systems with as much of summer as we can before it passes and we spend the rest of the seasons pining for its return? Probably, I mean, yes, of course. But cravings are cravings, and what I’ve…
 
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    FoodChannel.com Articles

  • Food Channel Live! on Periscope

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Food News This week we introduced a new concept called Live from the Food Channel Culinary Center. As it sounds, it’s a live broadcast, using the Periscope app, and it provides you with a little slice of what we do in The Food Channel kitchens each day. You’ll find us cooking, tasting, writing, researching, talking trends, visiting restaurants, creating recipes and more. We divided this into three episodes, so you can watch shorter segments. The first shows Chef Cari testing an affogato, which is a coffee-based Italian dessert with just three simple ingredients. Our host, Joy…
  • Culinary Mysteries and the Food That Goes Along!

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    Our recommendations for reading enjoyment Food News There’s a fun new world out there for food lovers, particularly if you are also a mystery lover! The world of culinary mysteries is taking off, and now you can enjoy your favorites as movies, too. When we talk about this subject with people, invariably we get, “What’s a culinary mystery?” It’s simply a fictional story that has a mystery combined with a lot of talk about food. What’s not to love? Many of these novels have recipes built in, so that you can recreate the fun meals and desserts of your favorite…
  • Hot Dogs to Finish Out the Summer

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Food News Hot dogs have taken over our kitchens and we're happy about it! You can make all four varieties while the summer days continue and you need something new to put on the grill.   Pan Seared Pepper Dog Camp Fire Dog Pimento Panini Dog Spicy Aioli Feta Garden Dog    
  • National Cheesecake Day July 30

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Celebrate with one of these recipes! Food News Ready to celebrate National Cheesecake Day? Sure you are--with any of these great recipes that can be made at home. Or search the site for any of our cheesecake of the month special recipes! New York Style Cheesecake Irish Cream Cheesecake Italian Ricotta Cheesecake Double Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Celebrate National Hot Dog Month with a Coney!

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Try our sensational sauce recipe Food News Coney Dogs topped six ways to Sunday We Americans love our hot dogs. We even designate the month of July to observe National Hot Dog Month (which the dog grudgingly shares with National Ice Cream Month). This year we suggest you salute the good old American Hot Dog by enjoying a classic Coney Dog. We have a recipe for an outrageously tasty Coney Dog Sauce—check it out to find out the surprising secret ingredient that makes the sauce so delicious. We’ve got six suggestions for additional toppings that turn your Coney Dog Dinner into a real…
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    delicious:days

  • Elderberry Jelly – Save the Best for Last

    Nicky
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    Thanks to our dear friends Hande and Theo we discovered the beauty of Lake Neusiedl in Austria six or seven years ago. Ever since we made it a habit to annually meet there during late summer, to indulge in the world’s best tomatoes, some fab wine and seriously good food. Read the rest of Elderberry Jelly – Save the Best for LastCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • Spiced-up sauteed Paneer - On Loving & Dreading

    Nicky
    29 May 2015 | 12:24 am
    Isn’t it funny how the same thing that made you dread one subject can make you love another? When I think about my time at the university – I studied law – what I had hated most was the fact that law seemed so inexhaustible, like I’d never be able to conquer the complete discipline, knowing and understanding it all. Many years later, the sight of ever-changing loose leaf law collections like Schönfelder still gives me a feeling of reluctance and creeps. But what does that have to do with cooking and baking? Read the rest of Spiced-up sauteed Paneer - On Loving &…
  • Schlutzkrapfen with Porcini, Browned Butter and Walnuts

    Nicky
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    RECIPE OVERLOAD. That would be an apt description of what’s going on in my Evernote “to cook” folder. The dilemma: I can never just visit the virtual kitchens (aka blogs) of fellow food blogging friends, inevitably one or two tempting recipes get added to my Evernote folder each every time I’m out there. And I’m fairly certain I will never get around to cooking or baking them all. Sadly so.Read the rest of Schlutzkrapfen with Porcini, Browned Butter and WalnutsCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • 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.
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    Grub Street New York

  • Meet the Sneakerhead Behind NYC’s Brand-New Cereal Bar

    Lauren Schwartzberg
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
    "Popular brands of cereal have the same nostalgic feel as certain sneakers." That New York would finally get its very own cereal bar is maybe unsurprising — what took so long? — but its location is definitely unexpected. Back in 2011, Queens-born Ronnie Fieg opened Kith, a Village store that attracts the most serious sneakerheads. This week, he expanded his business, doubling the size of his Prospect Heights shop and, alongside Baked By Melissa co-founder Danny Omari, unveiled Kith Treats, a cereal bar with 24 cereals, 25 toppings and five milk options. (There’s also a…
  • This Man’s Giving Away His Restaurant to Whoever Writes the Best Essay

    Clint Rainey
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Yours for the taking. California restaurateur Nicholas Petti has decided to hold an essay contest: Whoever writes the most-convincing 250 words and pays a $100 entry fee) will get the deed to his Zagat-rated Mendo Bistro and its attached bar, BarBelow. Petti says he's too busy these days having a family and being a tenured professor at Mendocino College to run a kitchen, but he plans to assemble a crack team of judges who'll determine whose intro, body paragraph, and conclusion best articulate why that person should get a free restaurant. It's a truly generous offer, no doubt, but if you…
  • Russia’s Food Destruction Is Totally Out of Control

    Clint Rainey
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The taste of defeat. Russia's fight against its new archnemesis, bulk quantities of Western food, has reached a new low. Food-safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is claiming victory over meat, dairy, and eggs that a German BMW race team was importing for an event in Moscow. Officials say that, due to a "gross violation of sanitary rules," about 1.5 tons were introduced to an incinerator near the Estonian border, continuing Putin's brilliant plan to boost the nation's morale by destroying totally edible food. (So far, he mostly seems to be reminding Russians of their hunger pangs.) Putin must…
  • Fast-Food Workers Just Won a Major Victory in Their Fight to Unionize

    Clint Rainey
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    More power to the people. The job of being a McDonald's executive just got a little bit harder: The National Labor Relations Board officially ruled yesterday, in an outcome the Golden Arches higher-ups had dreaded for some time, that companies with franchise business models are basically co-bosses ("joint employers," in labor-speak) right alongside their franchisees. This means the chains will soon find themselves at a bargaining table formerly occupied by just the lowly employees and franchise owners. The decision "could be one of the more significant by the N.L.R.B. in the last 35 years," a…
  • Maman’s Tribeca Location Will Offer Tapas and Cocktails

    Sierra Tishgart
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    The excellent cookies will be there, too. The rumors are true: Maman — the French café that got its start on Centre Street, and has already expanded to Toronto — is opening a third location at 211 West Broadway. The 2,000-square-foot, 50-seat space will extend beyond the snacks-and-baked-goods offerings that have made Maman a hit. Like the Two Hands expansion, this will be Maman 2.0, with expanded dining areas, a full bar, an "Apéro à la Francaise" tapas-style dinner menu, and weekend brunch service. The idea is to offer an all-day South of France café experience — which…
 
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    The Passionate Foodie

  • Rant: Wines Over 100 Points?

    Richard Auffrey
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Imagine this...Famed wine reviewer, James Sackless, has declared that the 2016 Hi-alk Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded 103 points. How is that possible with a 100 point wine scoring system? There may now be a precedent which some wine reviewer could potentially use to start giving out 100+ points. That is a scary scenario.Consumer Reports recently released their review of the all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85D sedan and stated that it broke their ratings systen.  "The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports‘ Ratings system, which by definition…
  • MEat Butcher Shop and Lil's Cafe: More Kittery Foreside Hotspots

    Richard Auffrey
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    After a fine lunch at Anju Noodle Bar, I made a couple quick stops to two other food businesses in the Foreside neightborhood. I really need to spend more time in this area, lingering at these two and the other food businesses. I suspect that this neighborhood will only continue to grow and prosper, adding other independent businesses and enhancing the appeal of the area.The MEat Butcher Shop, which opened in 2014, is a local, whole animal butcher shop and theysource their animals only from farms within 100 miles of Kittery. In addition, they focus on humanely, naturally raised animals,…
  • Anju Noodle Bar: A Kittery Foreside Hotspot

    Richard Auffrey
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    It seems many people think Kittery, Maine, is just about the discount outlets. Sure, the outlets can be fun for shopping, however the culinary options are lacking in many respects. You'll mostly find chains like McDonalds, Burger King, and the Weathervane. Bob's Clam Hut is one of the exceptions and a good option. However, there is more to Kittery than the outlets and you would benefit from exploring other areas of Kittery, including the Foreside neightborhood.The Foreside neighborhood is located across the water from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and it has become a small area dedicated to…
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    27 Aug 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) What began as a supper club run out of husband/wife team Tse Wei Lim and Diana Kudayarova’s Somerville apartment later became Journeyman, an intimate, almost naked dining experience in Union Square that turns five this month. Marking the milestone will be a week-long throwback menu highlighting some of the top dishes from the restaurant’s first five years. In keeping with…
  • Rant: PAUL Bakery. It's You Not Me

    Richard Auffrey
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    I'm a huge fan of unsweetened iced tea, whether black or green, and I'm not alone. According to the Tea Association of the USA, the wholesale value of the U.S. tea industry is over $10 Billion and Americans annually consume over 3.6 Billion gallons of tea. Each day, over half the U.S. population drinks tea, though people in the South and Northeast consume the most. You might be surprised to learn that 85% of the tea consumed in America is iced.Despite the huge popularity of iced tea, too many restaurants seem oblivious to this fact. They seem to have fallen for the myth that iced tea is…
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  • Project Free Tv : The best online TV service.

    admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:28 am
    Since I know I was the kind of man who, though quite lazy, try as much as possible not to lose any second but to use their time doing stuff as productive. That’s why I had become, I think, the only one in my group of friends and acquaintances who are watching movies and serials last occurred. I know when Game of Thrones began to be more popular, all the people I knew were accessing increasingly Project Free TV to watch the latest episodes occurred. A, and this was not the only series that were watching. How come a new film that seemed to promise much, at least in the trailer, as all its…
  • Difference between climber and elliptical machine

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:42 am
    Easy workouts An elliptical machine is an immobile workout trainer used to imitate climbing the stairs, brisk walk, or jogging without generating enormous stress on the joints, therefore cutting down the chances of collision sprains. Because of this, folks having a bit cramps can adopt this machine to remain healthy and fit. Whereas the climber machine is like original stairs that helps the person in getting same results in less time as climbing the stairs without being hard on joints. Both the machines considerably differ in their presentation. A conventional climber machine has a small…
  • Practical Ways to Speed-up Home Cooking

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Time is a valuable resource so it is necessary to use it wisely in everything we do. How long do you fix breakfast or dinner? Families definitely enjoy better home cooked foods rather than those bought in restaurants or fast food chain. As they say, there is no place like home and this is true even with meals. For home chefs, it is necessary to know the shortcuts in cooking to save time especially when you also have to go to work or you just got home. The extra time saved from pressure cooking could be spent for other tasks. You can read more article Best Electric Pressure Cooker Reviews.
  • 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

  • Wine around the world [infographic]

    DanP
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    It’s a multi-million dollar global industry. It’s been with us since the dawn of civilization. And it’s constantly developing. The wine business is an intriguing marker of human activity – economic changes, consumer fashions, globalization, social and technological developments. What are the oldest wines still in production? Do Italy or China consume more wine each year? Pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these headline facts picked from latest edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine. Download the infographic as an interactive pdf or jpg. You can discover more facts about wine by…
  • Neuroscience, Botticelli, and marizpan: Darra Goldstein on sugar and sweets

    Connie Ngo
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    When trying to gauge someone’s personality, a few well-phrased questions are sometimes all it takes to light the fire of passions within someone. We had the pleasure of speaking with Darra Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, and asked her a number of questions that reveal what “bakes her cake.” She reveals her fascination for neuroscience and animal biology; why we should care whether the marzipan we get from the store is “real” or not; and what types of chocolate she prefers. To get a sense of who Darra Goldstein is, unless…
  • The symbolism of sweetness

    Connie Ngo
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Given the evolutionary origin of religion among humans, it is no surprise that symbolism would often be attributed to sweet foods. Across many cultures, sweetness prevails as a positive symbol, representing joyous occasions and victories. In recognition of these sweet symbols, we’ve compiled our favorites from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets into a gallery we hope you’ll enjoy perusing as much as we enjoyed creating it. Kuri Kinton Kuri kinton is a classic Japanese New Year dish of mashed sweet potato with chestnuts in chestnut syrup and mirin. The beautiful golden color…
  • Why do we prefer eating sweet things?

    Connie Ngo
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Is the “sweet tooth” real? The answer may surprise you. Humans vary in their preference towards sweet things; some of us dislike them while others may as well be addicted. But for those of us who have a tendency towards sweetness, why do we like what we like? We are hardly limited by type; our preference spans across both food and drinks, including candy, desserts, fruits, sodas, and even alcoholic beverages. In this short (but sweet) animated video, we take a quick look at the science behind our preference for sweetness. Begin video transcript: Our sense of taste is unlike any…
  • Down the doughnut hole: fried dough in art

    Connie Ngo
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Fried dough has been enjoyed for centuries in various forms, from the celebratory zeppole of St. Joseph’s Day to the doughnuts the Salvation Army distributed to soldiers during World War I. So important were doughnuts for boosting troop morale that when World War II came around, the Red Cross followed closely behind the US Army as it advanced across Europe, offering doughnuts from trucks specially outfitted with vats for deep-frying. After the war, chains like Dunkin’ Donuts began dotting the landscape, first in the United States, and then worldwide. Our national love affair with these…
 
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  • pasta, stat

    Dave
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    The other night, the wife and I wanted to eat a special chili gifted to us by a friend, a special Indian vegetarian chili in limited supply.  Given the child's finicky nature when it comes to chili, we coveted it and gave her spaghetti.  Side dish of spaghetti coming up!Rolling pasta by machine can take a lot of time if the initial hydration of dough isn't correct.  Too wet and the dough requires running it through rollers, dusting with flour, and repeating that until it absorbs enough flour to get to a fine texture and dry enough not to stick when the noodles get cut.  I…
  • oven fried (coconut shrimp)

    Dave
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:39 am
    "Oven fried" is an expression commonly seen in the doctor's office copy of Family Circle. Potatoes or chicken skimmed with oil (because low fat food makes us all thin) and baked will make food that tastes "just like it's deep fried" claim the recipes.These methods are an  insult to the beauty of deep frying.  With one exception. Mayo. Frankie and I will take thin pieces of chicken breast, coat with mayo and cover with seasoned bread crumbs and bake in a 400F oven.  They're really great.  It's not deep frying, but it's really a great coating that doesn't flake off.
  • "natural" peanut butter

    Dave
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:46 am
    I'm a Jif super crunch guy. I lived on it during grad school. Almost everyday, lunch was a quick sandwich at my desk. When I'm not eating the maligned processed peanut butters, I love the peanut butters made before my eyes with peanuts ground in the hopper before my eyes. The style/peanut-crunching-machines are in most fancy supermarkets. The peanut butter has got great texture, doesn't separate for a long time, about a few weeks and tastes great.Today's question: Why does each and every "natural," no additive peanut butter taste like shit and absolutely nothing like the stuff crushed just…
  • baguette, focus on the baking

    Dave
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    Instead of forcing you all into compliance regarding specific ingredients, I'm going to let my hair down a bit (ha, that's a joke) and let you use any damn recipe you like.  The baking method here is the thing to take a shot at with any dough you have lying around. I'm using a slightly enriched dough.  I was curious to see the results using higher temp and a cast iron surface with a little steam.  The result was unexpected and great.  The dough I used was 73% hydration with some enrichment and baked at 500F.  What I got was incredible oven spring and a higher…
  • porcini pasta

    Dave
    16 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    Ingredients tossed together, mixed, rested and rolled.  That's my quick fix for fresh pasta.  It's not quite as fine as that derived from machine rolling, but it's pretty good for a weeknight and a few servings barely takes an hour.The other night @ChefBillGlover gifted me a sample of porcini powder and suggested one good use for it was as a partial replacement for flour in pasta!  Here's my version: The powder, WOW!  After I broked the vacuum seal what an earthy strong smell!This is the dough after some mixing in the bread machine: eggs (3, 160 g), olive oil (10 g),…
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    thursday night smackdown

  • I wasn’t dead, I was only sleeping.

    Michelle W.
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Hi there, anyone who still happens to be following TNS! TNS isn’t coming back — sorry to get your hopes up, all two of you — but I thought you might want to know about this new, sort-of-related project: There’s no food blogging involved, but there is actual food cooking and eating. Learn more!
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

    Michelle W.
    11 Jan 2013 | 8:28 am
    It’s been almost five awesome years, but the time has come to end TNS. The site will still be here for all your recipe reference needs, but there will be no new posts. Please, pop over to King of States! and say hello, and thanks for everything.
  • Mutiny on the Bounty! All hands on deck! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

    Michelle W.
    16 Oct 2012 | 5:58 pm
    Actually, I suppose I can’t really mutiny against myself. I just wanted to make everything sound more dramatic. You know my flair for the theatrical. ACTING! GENIUS! THANK YOU! If you’re an avid TNS reader, you might have noticed my complete lack of being here. Truth be told, I’m no longer sure I want or need to keep TNS alive. I realize that I may still be in the honeymoon period of having a job that engages my creativity and that I love, so for now, I’m just gonna say that TNS is on hiatus through the end of 2012.  I miss all you crazy kids, but my heart…
  • These apples; you enjoy them, yes?

    Michelle W.
    18 Sep 2012 | 9:12 pm
    I was going to write this whole post as a parody of the lyrics to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song, but some things are just sacred, y’know? I know that for the past month or two I’ve posted sporadically, or posted things that really made no sense to anyone but me, so thanks for hanging around. It’s time to come clean, and that’s a story that can only be told, as is the case with so many stories, through dance. First, some underlying premises: I spent a really long time being really unhappy at my job. When I was 9, I wanted to be a choreographer…
  • Discovered by the Germans in 1904, "San Diego" Translates as "A Whale's Vagina"

    Michelle W.
    16 Sep 2012 | 11:07 am
    What’s that? It’s “Saint Diego”? No, I don’t think so. Agree to disagree. I’ve been at a beach resort in San Diego since the 8th, hanging out with awesome people, eating good food and drinking good beer, karaokeing, going to the spa… you know, working. In particular, I spent a lot of time working from my 10th floor balcony, where I was forced to look up and see this every few minutes: As a blogger might say: “Work is HARD, y’all!” I’m going to drag myself back into the blogging saddle this week. I miss you guys! Well, that, and…
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    Cooking with Friends Blog

  • Restaurant Worthy Ravioli

    ajbermack@msn.com
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    When you’ve got a pro at the helm, cooking with friends shines in all its glory. And when it’s Lou Palma at the helm, the sunshine can be blinding it’s so glorious. Now, Debbie and I are no amateurs when it comes to making ravioli. We’re got it down pretty darn good when it’s just the two of us in a kitchen, cranking dough and filling those babies. But add Lou to the mix and it’s a whole new level of professionalism and good times.
  • Savor Summer in a Two-Bite Morsel

    ajbermack@msn.com
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:03 pm
    I’ve waited ten months to sink my teeth into a just-picked piece of sweet Jersey corn. And I have to say it’s been worth the wait. There’s few culinary pleasures (at least for me) which match the delightful pleasure which comes with that sugary and explosive squirt which comes as I bite into a sweet and salted buttery cob of corn.
  • Jamaican Veggie Fritters

    ajbermack@msn.com
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    Some leftover veggies from an Asian class I taught Monday night in Westfield, coupled with the incentive to get creative for my vegetarian daughter, were the motivation for my latest veggie based creation. I’m a meatball and patty crazed cook, so whenever I see chopped anything, I start by tossing everything into a big bowl and just started mixing and adding various flavors.
  • Eggplant Tendonitis

    ajbermack@msn.com
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Eggplant tendonitis . . . yum . . . Sounds like some kind of phenomenal new dish, doesn’t it? Well, maybe not. But yesterday as I was cooking with friends, my physical therapist friend Suzy diagnosed me with tendonitis on my right wrist and since we were making baked eggplant I thought it a fitting name for today’s blog. 
  • Meatless Monday

    ajbermack@msn.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Oh lovely eggplant sliced thickly, marinated in olive oil and garlic, breaded in an herbed panko and baked to crispy perfection, let me top you with some shaved parmesan at just the last moment! Come hither my dear brussel sprouts, allow me to slice you in half and toss you in a touch of lemon scented olive oil and roast until crispy. Beloved baby bok choy, let my wok cradle you in a delicate saute of fresh ginger.
 
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    Food Gal

  • April Bloomfield’s “If-It-Ain’t-Broke Eggplant Caponata”

    foodgal
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
      She may be most know for her gutsy nose-to-tail cooking. But celebrated New York Chef April Bloomfield wants you to know she’s equally equipped with root-to-shoot flair. Her first cookbook, “A Girl and Her Pig” (Ecco, 2012) may have been meat-centric. But her follow-up, “A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden” (Ecco), decidedly puts the emphasis
  • A Taste of Korean Walnut Pastry

    foodgal
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
        I am drawn to bakeries. What can I say? So even after gorging one evening on fried chicken at Vons in Sunnyvale (a must-try for the “crispy” chicken, by the way), I still felt compelled to stop in at a bakery steps away in the same strip mall on El Camino Real. What enticed me was Cocohodo’s sign:
  • Get Ready For A Feast Of Greens — And A Food Gal Giveaway

    foodgal
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
    Perk up summer salads with a zesty vinaigrette of California olive oil, late harvest Viognier-honey vinegar and mustard made with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It’s easy to do so with Gift A Feast, a San Francisco company that sources local gourmet products, wraps them up in a pretty package, then ships nationwide with a hand-written note attached. I had a chance
  • You’re In Good Hands At San Francisco’s Omakase

    foodgal
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
      Chef Jackson Yu hails from Beijing. As such, he knows how to cook Chinese food. But he decided long ago to ply his skills in a much different cuisine: sushi. “I like to do Japanese food,” he explains. “It’s more of an art.” Indeed it is, especially at his two-month-old Omakase in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, not
  • Munchery — A Game-Changer

    foodgal
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
      It’s not often that I review a product that so exceeds my expectations that my jaw just drops in awe. But Munchery is that rare find. Established in San Francisco in 2010, the meal-delivery service was started by two guys working in tech who found it a challenge to feed their young families well under today’s demanding time constraints.
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    Laylita's Recipes

  • Coconut ice cream

    Layla Pujol
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:34 am
    Homemade coconut ice cream recipe made with coconut milk, cream, sugar, fresh grated coconut, and dark rum. Served with roasted coconut shavings. The post Coconut ice cream appeared first on Laylita's Recipes.
  • Mango yogurt popsicles {Helados de mango y yogurt}

    Layla Pujol
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    Quick and easy recipe for creamy mango yogurt popsicles made with yogurt, ripe mangoes, and honey. The post Mango yogurt popsicles {Helados de mango y yogurt} appeared first on Laylita's Recipes.
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    Bake or Break

  • Pistachio Pudding Bars

    Jennifer McHenry
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    One of my favorite childhood desserts was one that my mother would make with a nutty crust topped with sweetened cream cheese, pistachio pudding from a mix, and frozen whipped topping. I loved everything about it and would request it fairly often. My own baking preferences are very decidedly in the from-scratch direction. That makes recreating those bars a bit more challenging. Well, let's not say challenging. We'll go with time-consuming instead. No part of this dessert is difficult to make. But, if you're making everything from scratch, it will definitely take longer than using shortcut…
  • Salty Mixed Nut Cookies

    Jennifer McHenry
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    This little blog is about 20% fueled by cookies. One look at the Recipe Index can show you that. Cookies have always been one of my favorite things to bake. I love scooping up perfect portions, placing them in their little spots on a baking pan, and then seeing them all lined up on a cooling rack. Besides this OCD cookie geometry thing I seem to have, I also am a big fan of a compact dessert packed with lots of flavor. And you can just eat it out of hand. What's not to love? When my most recent bout of cookie fever struck, I decided to play up an ingredient that's usually an afterthought in a…
  • Plum Crumble Bars

    Jennifer McHenry
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Poor plums. More often than not, I think they get lost in the summer fruit shuffle. We get so excited about berries and cherries and peaches. And there sit all those lovely plums, just wishing someone would look their way. With these bars, you now have the perfect excuse to grab a few and get baking! We start with a simple, buttery, oat-filled crust. There's a hint of cinnamon in there, too, because plums just love cinnamon. You can mix it with a fork or a pastry blender, but I tend to mix this kind of crust with my fingers. It's just simpler and quicker, really. There's no separate crumb…
  • Italian Cream Tart

    Jennifer McHenry
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    I recently discovered that I am unable to sleep on an overnight flight. I made this discovery on a 6-ish hour flight. Ugh. Trying to keep yourself entertained while everyone around you sleeps can be a bit of a challenge. My iPad was a lifesaver, though, with TV shows, books, mindless games, and magazines. During my magazine browsing stage, I happened upon a recipe for Italian Cream Tart. I am a huge fan of Italian Cream desserts. It is strongly my opinion that anything with coconut, pecans, and cream cheese has to be good. I shared an Italian Cream Cake with you years ago (Please forgive the…
  • Peach Streusel Bread

    Jennifer McHenry
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    As summer is winding down (yay!), it's time to make the most of late summer fruits. Like peaches! I recently procured some big, beautiful peaches that I couldn't wait to put to good baking use. I had quick breads on my brain for a few days and thought peaches would be a perfect addition to a simple bread. Plus it gave me a good excuse to make a sweet, buttery, cinnamon-y topping. You can always sign me up for that. There's no great mystery surrounding the preparation of this bread. It's made with a version of what's called the muffin method. Just mix the dry ingredients and the sugar, add the…
 
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    Skinny Chef

  • How To Make Food Taste Better

    Jennifer Iserloh
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    Cooking at home should not be a chore, and there are some basics tips that will make your time in the kitchen more efficient and more enjoyable! And you don’t need to go to culinary school to learn them. Here are 3 simple cooking techniques that every home cook should master. Using Salt So many people are afraid of using salt while cooking. However, salt is not the enemy if you use the right amount. Salt is integral in the cooking process to draw out and enhance the natural flavors of most foods. There is a right and a wrong way to use this seasoning for misuse can ruin a dish! If you…
  • Licorice

    Jennifer Iserloh
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Licorice seems to be one of those “love it” or “hate it” flavors – probably because it has such a strong and distinct taste. Licorice is not just a candy, it is actually an extract from the Glycyrrhiza Glabra plant, which means sweet root. Despite their strikingly similar flavors, licorice is not related to anise or fennel, and is actually a legume, related to beans and peas. While licorice has a stronger flavor, anise and fennel are commonly used to artificially flavor licorice products. Licorice is a very popular flavor in Europe, found in many candies, soft…
  • Iced Tea From Rooibos

    Jennifer Iserloh
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Homemade iced tea is perfect for quenching your thirst on a sweltering summer day. So make it ahead and keep a big pitcher in your fridge to sip as the mercury rises. Red bush – or Rooibos in Afrikaans – tea comes from the leaves of a bush that grows in southern Africa and like many teas has valuable antioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin. Red bush also contains soothing compounds that work as an antispazmodic; people who have chronic stomach problems and cramps swear by it. According to Wikipedia, “Rooibos is grown only in a small area in the Cederberg region of the…
  • Soups For Summer

    Jennifer Iserloh
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Chilled soups make for perfect no-cook summer meals. When the summer heat wave hits, I start to think about recipes that don’t require the oven or stove top. That’s what inspired my story “The Big Chill“, published a couple of years ago in Self Magazine. Chilled, blended summer soups can be really flavorful, are easy to make and only require a few fresh seasonal ingredients. I like to use an immersion blender to put them together but an old-fashioned blender works just as well. All these healthy, fast soups can be made hours in ahead and tweaked to your own taste…
  • Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Jennifer Iserloh
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    I indulged in many a store bought ice cream sandwiches in my teen and 20’s, before I knew what was in them. I’m sure you know the kind I am talking about – with a chocolately soft cookie sandwich that used to stick to my finger after peeling back the paper. They were filled with a soft-serve vanilla ice cream that was luscious, but little did I know, loaded with preservatives. I still like to have them from time to time, but now that I’m used to eating lighter I want a chilly bite that’s more “ice cream” and less sandwich – something small that…
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    BlogChef.net

  • Taco Bell Cheesy Potato Burrito Recipe

    Bobby
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    The cheesy potato burrito from Taco Bell is loaded with seasoned ground beef, potatoes, nacho cheese and sour cream. The ground beef is cooked in the pan with taco seasoning. If you want you can make your own copycat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning. The potatoes are sliced into chunks and fried in a bit of oil until crispy on the outside. After the burritos are rolled up they are toasted on both sides in the pan to make them a little crispy. The combination of the nacho cheese and sour cream really helps to add a good amount of flavor to this recipe. If you enjoy the cheesy potato burrito from Taco…
  • Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa Recipe

    Bobby
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    I love to marinade chicken and then prepare it on the grill during the summer. This grilled chicken with watermelon salsa is absolutely delicious. The chicken is marinated in a few very simple ingredients such as soy sauce, garlic, and honey. I usually allow the chicken to marinate for about 2-3 hours. Once the chicken is done marinating it is grilled and then topped with a fresh watermelon salsa. The salsa is a combination of watermelon, cucumber, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and green onion. The salsa is seasoned with salt, pepper and lime juice. I like to serve this chicken with a cold salad…
  • Rotisserie Chicken Club Wrap Recipe

    Bobby
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:46 am
    During the summer months, at times it is too hot to cook indoors. A solution that I have to this is to prepare delicious wraps. These wraps only require cooking of the bacon and if you want to use pre-cooked bacon, you can just microwave it for a short time to heat it up. These rotisserie chicken club wraps are loaded with chicken, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. What makes these wraps even more delicious is a garlic mayonnaise that is prepared. This recipe uses the meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken to save time. I like to serve these wraps with chips. Enjoy. Rotisserie Chicken…
  • Cincinnati Cheese Coney Recipe

    Bobby
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    The Cincinnati Cheese Coney is a hot dog loaded with Cincinnati style chili, cheese, onions and mustard. Of course, the best part of this recipe is the homemade Cincinnati chili. The chili gets a lot of its flavor from ingredients such as cinnamon, allspice, cloves and cocoa powder. I used regular hot dogs for this recipe but you can use the all-beef ones as well. The hot dogs are boiled in water on the stove top. This recipe will serve about 5-6 people for the chili alone. You could even serve the chili one night and then have the Coneys another night with the leftover chili. These hot dogs…
  • Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs Recipe

    Bobby
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:48 am
    These turkey and zucchini meatballs are perfect for this time of year to use up that abundance of fresh zucchini you may have. The meatballs are also a healthy alternative to meatballs with more traditional ingredients such as breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. This recipe uses ingredients for the meatballs such as ground turkey, grated zucchini and onion, and garlic. There is also a homemade sauce that goes with this dish. The sauce is tomato based and gets a lot of its flavor from Italian seasoning. To add a little bit of heat to the sauce, a small amount of crushed red pepper flakes are…
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    Sugarlaws

  • Try a Cheese Dip!

    katy
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:20 pm
    With two working parents and a mere twenty-four hours in the day, it probably doesn’t shock you one bit that I’m all about easy entertaining.  I love having friends over and planning get-togethers, but unfortunately, it’s pretty much impossible to find the time to prepare dishes from scratch every time you want to have guests.  Here are three tips I rely on to make me look like an effortless hostess (even when I’m really not)! Dress Up Pre-Prepared Dishes My favorite entertaining trick is to outsource in the easiest way possible!  That means that…
  • Summer (Skin)Care!

    katy
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    This post was sponsored by Dove but all opinions are my own. I grew up in New England, so I’ve gone through my fair share of freezing winters!  But truthfully, I’m a summer girl at heart.  Give me a sunny day and a spot on the beach, and I’ll happily stay put for as long as I possibly can! But sunny summer days can take a toll on your skin, even more than in the chilly winter months. During the winter, I’m always careful to be sure that I moisturize and keep my skin hydrated, but during the summer when I’m running around outdoors, it can be harder to…
  • summer blush

    katy
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    I can’t believe it’s August already! This summer has absolutely flown by, and I can’t quite wrap my mind around the fact that it’s almost over. I’m wrapped up in my seasonal debate of whether to head to New York for Fashion Week — I haven’t been since B was born, and I’m really tempted to go this season. It’s so fun! But also such a long trip and really difficult to leave Bear behind, even for a few days. I can’t decide! I have a whopping two weeks to make up my mind and exactly zero travel arrangements (or outfits!) planned, so…
  • Coffee Talk

    katy
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    What I love about coffee is that it’s a pretty guiltless pleasure. Unless you drink it with tons of cream or as often as an Olson twin, it’s a lovely addition to your mornings that actually provides some health benefits! Although I’m pretty much always down for an afternoon latte, my morning coffee routine is actually pretty standard. I whip up a cup or two at home, and often get a second on my way in to the office — I’m not picky about brands, but there’s one thing that I absolutely can’t live without: Equal. For me, regular sugar doesn’t get my coffee…
  • life, in pictures

    katy
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    Here’s a parenting side effect that no one talks about: the photos. Oh my gosh, you guys.  The photos.  Let’s not discuss that I have an entire cloud storage account devoted to the 10,00 or so pictures that I took of Bear’s first year alone.  Let’s not discuss the 400 videos I took of his first year.  Let’s not even begin to discuss all the times my phone has run out of storage and the countless hours I’ve spent deleting shots of my shoes or my lunch or whatever it takes to make room for his goofy little smile or videos of him toddling…
 
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    The Fresh Loaf

  • Bloomer crust

    Gibrat
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:41 am
    Bloomer crustSubmitted by Gibrat on August 31, 2015 - 4:41am.hi all, my my bloomers are coming out the oven with a good solid rock hard crispy crust as I expect them too. However once they cool down they seem to soft and lose this crispy crust. Is this normal?cheersdan
  • Rotoflex steaming question

    MichaelLily
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Rotoflex steaming questionSubmitted by MichaelLily on August 30, 2015 - 8:10pm.I've been baking out of a Rotoflex deck oven the last few months: it is a 4 tiered deck oven with steel decks.  The top gets too hot and the bottom doesn't get good top heat, so I've been cooking on the middle two levels.  I had been using a garden sprayer to steam the loaves, and got acceptable results.  However, I had to leave the door open a lot and be pretty active during the cooking period.  I recently rigged a mister inside the oven.Here's my question: the level of steam is great, but the bottoms of the…
  • Australian Home Proofer

    homebakerGreg
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Australian Home ProoferSubmitted by homebakerGreg on August 30, 2015 - 8:04pm.I've recently completed my home proofer. My primary aims were to create a safe, waterproof, inexpensive and functional result. I could not justify a Brod and Taylor, landed here in Australia for $250. The main advantage of a proofer to create a stable environment and bring some predictability to the proofing time.Melbourne winters are nothing like the ones in Northern Europe or Canada, however we do get close to 0°C and for a few months in winter, the outside temperature is well below 15°C. Finding a warm and…
  • Testing the Emile Hentry Bread Loaf Baker

    Edo Bread
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Testing the Emile Hentry Bread Loaf BakerSubmitted by Edo Bread on August 30, 2015 - 2:12pm.I really love creating boules and batards. But there are times that a standard loaf shape just makes more sense. Metal loaf pans never did what I wanted, but a few months back I received the Emile Henry Loaf Baker and today I gave it a try.  Normally in the summer I only bake breads outside, but because I was baking for a party, I turned on the oven and decided to finally give the new baker a try.I did a standard pain au levain and decided to bake side by side with a boule to get some comparison. I…
  • Refreshing Reinhart's wild yeast for pizza dough

    Firatcim
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Refreshing Reinhart's wild yeast for pizza doughSubmitted by Firatcim on August 30, 2015 - 12:54pm.PR says to refresh a mother starter, which has stayed in the fridge longer than 3 days, with 4 cups of flour and 2 1/4 cups of water. Of this amount, he uses only 1 cup to make his sourdough pizza. I'm confused as to why I need to make such a big starter. Also, the recipe uses an inordinate amount of sugar or honey. I'm sure the sugar fulfills a purpose, keeping the dough more elastic, but can I cut down on the amount, or eliminate it altogether? 
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    Homesick Texan

  • Green chile corn pudding

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    When I hear bad news, my first inclination is to eat. While that’s perhaps not the most constructive way to deal with stress, it does make life better, at least temporarily. Some people like to indulge in sweet things when they’re feeling anxious, but I’ve always leaned towards the savory. I’ll take starch over sugar any day.Recent events had me feeling out of sorts, and true to my nature I wanted a comforting dish. My first thought was to make macaroni and cheese, but I checked my inbox and saw a letter from a reader inquiring if I had a recipe for green chile corn casserole to…
  • Green chile chicken salad

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:50 am
    The other day a friend in Texas was telling me about all the Hatch chile items she’d bought at the store on a recent visit. Besides whole roasted chile peppers, she also picked up salsa, tortillas, cobbler, and chips. But the thing she gushed about the most was a limited-edition Hatch chile chicken salad. “We ate the whole container in one sitting,” she said.Chicken salad is something that I enjoy, especially when it's hot outside, but I’ve never felt compelled to eat a whole quart at one time. My interest piqued, I asked my friend what made the chicken salad so special. She…
  • West Texas roasted salsa

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    This summer has gone by fast and I’m still a little surprised that it’s August and people are returning to school. I’ve spent my summer working, which is not a complaint because I love what I do. But it I am disappointed that I haven’t had the time to make a trip to West Texas, which is one of my favorite places to unwind.While I cherish the rugged vistas and laid-back people you find in West Texas, one of my favorite things about this region is the food, as it varies from the rest of the state. For instance, you’ll find dishes such as stacked enchiladas and red chile-based stews…
  • Corn and green chile soup

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    The legendary cookbook author Fannie Farmer once wrote that corn is not worth eating unless it’s August. I wholeheartedly agree and enjoy my fair share this time of year. If you’re like me, your kitchen has probably been covered in corn silk the past few days. Most of the time, I’m content to simply
  • Fried pickled okra

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    The other day I was discussing okra with a friend. He’s not usually a fan and thinks it mucks up the plate whenever it makes an appearance. “It’s just so slimy,” he said. "I don't know how anyone can stand it."I have to admit that for the longest time I felt the same way. About the only way I could stomach it was when it was fried, but even then I’d more likely say no to a batch than yes. It wasn’t until I was introduced to pickled okra that I realized that the slippery green spears could be crunchy, tangy, and crisp.When talking with my friend, however, he confessed…
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    The Pioneer Woman » Cooking

  • Lettuce Wraps

    Ree
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Lettuce wraps are everything. Absolutely everything. And I know they’ve been around forever, and I know they’re everywhere, and I know I shouldn’t have worn turquoise mascara when I got my senior pictures taken back in the eighties. I get that. But I’m not sorry. (For the lettuce wraps or the turquoise mascara.) Here’s how I like to make them!   First, make the marinade for the chicken, which is the cat’s meow, the bomb, and Heaven. It starts with hoisin sauce…     And soy sauce     Next, squeeze in a little Sriracha, also…
  • Edna Mae’s Escalloped Cabbage

    Ree
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    This is a version of a recipe from my husband’s beloved grandmother, Edna Mae. And that means just one thing: It is going to be splendidly delicious! All things from Edna Mae generally are. It’s a cheesy, satisfying cabbage casserole that’s perfect as a side dish with things like beef brisket or roasted chicken, and it’s also delicious served with a salad and a chunk of bread. Warning: There’s an ingredient in this casserole that might be offensive to some. But it also might be delicious to others, so it all evens out in the end! Ha. But seriously…this is…
  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

    Ree
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    I made these on a recent episode of my Food Network show, and they’re too tasty for words! They’re a super-simple no-bake bar that uses mostly pantry ingredients, and they’re a great treat to have in the fridge for after-school snacks…or, in my case, after breakfast snacks. But that’s more my issue than yours.   First, make the chocolatey peanut buttery topping! Put some chocolate chips in a bowl with some creamy peanut butter…       Microwave it for a minute or two…       Then stir it until it’s smooth, silky,…
  • Apple-Pecan Mini Pies

    Ree
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    This is a variation of the Apple Peanut Butter Delights I posted awhile back, but these have a scrumptious apple pie flavor that’ll knock your apple pie-loving socks off. I made them on a whim last week when Todd had a friend over and was surprised by how tasty the little suckers were. It’s the simple things in life, I tell ya! These aren’t pies at all, of course, as they’re made with English muffins. But it really doesn’t matter what you call them. It only matters that you make them. And, of course, eat them! (That last part is essential.)   Slice a chunk…
  • Chickpea Curry

    Ree
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:18 am
    This is an utterly scrumptious, super-flavorful pantry meal that happens to be one of the fastest ways to satisfy a curry craving that might strike you here or there. I love chickpeas, but I mostly eat them cold, whether whole in salads or pureed in hummus. I forget how delightful they are in soups and sauces. And, unless the rumors are untrue, chickpeas are exceedingly good for you! Here’s how to make Chickpea Curry, one of my favorite pantry dishes of all time. If you’re a fan of curry, you’ll slurp up every bite. If you aren’t a fan of curry, this one might just…
 
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    This Mama Cooks! On a Diet™

  • Gluten Free Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:46 pm
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Shady Brook Farms. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Around here I never know when we’re going to sit down for dinner due to evening activities like marching band practice and bowling nights! This means having something that can be easily dished up at a moment’s notice like a slow cooker meal. I love the convenience of using my Crock-Pot since I can usually get a recipe going in the morning and have it ready by dinner time.
  • Tropical Ice Cream Sandwich

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    This post brought to you by Breyers. The content and opinions expressed below are that of This Mama Cooks! On a Diet. My family had such a busy summer that I didn’t have the time to get my ice cream maker out once. However, thanks to Breyers Natural Vanilla, we’re not missing the flavor of making your own homemade vanilla ice cream for Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches, sundaes or ice cream cones. It truly tastes like you went out, milked your own cow and combined it with sugar and vanilla you had in the cupboard. It’s that delicious and creamy. Maybe it’s because Breyers uses milk and…
  • Toast the end of summer with Barefoot Refresh® Spritzers!

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This summer I’m working with Barefoot Refresh®, to introduce their line of spritzers to my readers. It’s excellent timing as the summer is winding down here in Georgia. The kids have been back to school for a couple of weeks now, so my family’s in a more normal routine of earlier dinners. And since the temperature has gone down a bit, we can finally eat dinner outside. That also means it’s the perfect time to enjoy a glass or two of Barefoot Refresh®. I like pouring myself a glass of Barefoot Refresh® Spritzer over ice cubes while I prepare dinner. It goes great with casual…
  • Back to school Gluten Free Meatloaf Sandwiches

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:45 am
    It’s back to school season and that means packing school lunches. If you have a gluten free child it can be a challenge to come up with something new besides PB&J sandwiches or cold cuts on gluten free bread. So I’ve come up with a gluten free recipe that does double duty – a Gluten Free Meatloaf that can be served at dinner with leftovers that can be made into Gluten Free Meatloaf Sandwiches the next day. Because we all know that once school starts we’re all busy with homework and afterschool activities and don't have much time for cooking! This Gluten Free Meatloaf Sandwiches…
  • Kid friendly Surprise Breakfast Sweet Rolls for back to school

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    My kids have been back to school for only a few weeks and they’re already complaining that breakfast is so boring. Luckily, my frequent contributor, Holly Clegg, has come to the rescue with her Kid Friendly Surprise Rolls. Since it only has five ingredients, your kids can make these up first thing in the morning. They’re so delicious that maybe they can entice my youngest – my daughter, Lucie – to eat breakfast. Since she has lunch at 10:30 am now, she’s skipping breakfast except for a glass of juice. I can’t blame her a bit as 10:30 is too early even for a mid-morning snack! You…
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    foodgawker | foodgawker

  • Pimento Cheese & Chicken Sandwich

    Chattavore
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This pimento cheese & chicken sandwich, aka Piminnie Pearl, is a delicious Southern-style sandwich!
  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

    CookingatSabrinas
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Raspberry Pink Peppercorn Coulis
  • Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart

    yummyworkshop
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Salted Dark Caramel and Chocolate Tart - smooth salted caramel and silky dark chocolate ganache in a delicate, rich pastry shell.
  • Chia Seed Pudding

    Jar Of Lemons
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:58 pm
    This chocolate chocolate chip chia seed pudding is the perfect dessert, snack, or breakfast and takes less than 10 minutes to make!
  • Potato Leek Soup

    WholesomelyHomemade
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:58 pm
    A healthy rendition of traditional potato and leek soup, made without cream or milk.
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    The Perfect Pantry®

  • Gluten-free flatbread or pizza dough

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:24 pm
    My friend Mary, a long-time reader, cook and gardener who lives in Boston, spent decades living with the effects of undiagnosed gluten- and dairy- intolerance before changing her diet a few years ago. She cooks often from this blog, and when she offered to share her recipe for gluten-free pizza dough, I was thrilled. This is Mary's first guest post for The Perfect Pantry. Before I went gluten- and dairy-free, I would have told you that my survival food on a desert island would be whole wheat bread, peanut butter and Greek yogurt. I was a lover of all things bread. My husband and I built a…
  • Slow cookers (crock pots): like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:26 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. Though I came late to slow cooker cooking, I absolutely love it. In The Downsizing, I kept two slow cookers (of the four I had): a $20 oval four-quart Crock-Pot®, a popular size I use for recipe testing; and a six-quart Ninja Cooking System with a few more bells and whistles,…
  • Chilled cucumber and avocado soup {vegetarian, gluten-free}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:12 pm
    In my part of the country, these are the dog days of summer, the hazy-hot-humid days when even the dogs don't have any energy. I've lost my will to turn on the oven, the stovetop, or the grill. Smoothies, and ice cream, rule my kitchen. And soup. Yes, soup. Cold soup like this bright green cucumber and avocado soup. You can change it up with whatever herbs you have in the garden; mint would be wonderful, or basil. Make sure to give the soup time to get very cold in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Chickenless chicken chili: how to rock the taste, but lose the meat {vegetarian}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    22 Aug 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Susan, a long-time reader of The Perfect Pantry, wasn't always a vegetarian. She often writes to me about how she's changed up one of my recipes to fit her current way of eating. Susan lives in New Hampshire, where she and her husband formerly owned a health food store. She's a wonderfully creative cook, and the first person ever to tell me that she made my beef brisket recipe -- without the beef! Intrigued, I asked her to share more about how she approaches adapting meat recipes for her meat-free lifestyle. This is Susan's first guest post for The Perfect Pantry. I might be…
  • Fresh ginger: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    21 Aug 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. Ah, fresh ginger. On the plus side, there's incomparable taste, and health benefits (settles your stomach, great for air travel). On the minus side, too much can overwhelm a dish and numb your taste buds. You can stick a knob of ginger in the ground, and it will produce many little…
 
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    A Cowboy's Wife

  • Texas Egg and Potato Skillet Casserole

    A Cowboy's Wife
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Cooking in cast iron, breakfast casseroles, and sunsets are just a few things I love about Texas. Often, I think about the old days of cooking for 30 cowboys and watching them ride off into the morning sun.   I greatly enjoyed seeing the love and pride they had for being able to cowboy on such beautiful land, and how proud and grateful to do what they do.  I guess it’s moments like those, that shape a person. Over the years, I have grown an appreciation for all things local.  Maybe it’s just seeing the Texas pride in those cowboys or maybe it’s knowing I have so many…
  • Fan Friday: Fantasy Football Draft 2015

    A Cowboy's Wife
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    For 3 years now, we’ve participated in a fantasy football league with our BIL, in hopes of being the champions in the end.  I totally feel like this year, is our year!  Yeah, I say this every year but this year is really the year y’all!! We sat down the other night to draft our picks for the 2015 season.  It took 3 1/2 hours to do this.  And since our BIL lives north of the Carrollton area, we have to do the draft via phone with them.  On the day of, we usually spend an hour going through players, printing out sheets of top 50 in each position, and then narrowing down our…
  • DIY Body Butter with Essential Oils

    A Cowboy's Wife
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Whether you live in the West Texas heat or you’re preparing for the fall and winter months, I’ve got a rich & creamy body butter with essential oils to soothe and soften your skin.  It’s just heavenly! If you don’t already know, I am completely new to making these types of things but holy cow, I’m having a blast with it!  I’ve been using essential oils for 5 months now but am knew to incorporating them into recipes like this.  I have an arsenal of recipes that I’m trying and tweaking and I just can’t wait to share more with you! Now…
  • Pray for Purpose, Live with Passion

    A Cowboy's Wife
    15 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    I feel like through all my 8 years of blogging, I have always been transparent with y’all.  I’ve poured my heart & soul out over my spiritual battles, shared some of my most scariest times, and giggled over those super fun moments.  Y’all have always been there, supporting and encouraging me every step of the way.  My prayer is that it continues with my newest journey of wellness. You see, several months ago, when I parted ways with a company, I literally sat in a depressive state wondering how in the world our family would survive with well over $2000 a month of my…
  • Cheesy Jalapeño Sausage Bacon Wraps

    A Cowboy's Wife
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own.  I’m pretty sure my husband would grill every day if he could.  After a morning of work on the ranch, he came home craving sausage.  I suggested kicking it up a notch by adding some VELVEETA® Jalapeño, jalapeños, and bacon!  I do believe I saw him drooling!  He got the grill going and in no time we had these mouthwatering jalapeño sausage wraps, cocooned in bacon with a grilled tortilla! You can do this any way you want but we cut a sliver out of the middle of a sausage and stuffed it with VELVEETA® Jalapeño and…
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    Cooking with Amy: A Food Blog

  • Eat Them to Save Them & Giveaway!

    Amy Sherman
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    I was in Alaska recently to go fishing and watch cooking demos, but more importantly to learn a bit about how Alaska helps to promote sustainability, protect the fisheries and in turn, the ecosystem. The effort that goes into maintaining the health of fisheries in Alaska is astounding and something I didn't really appreciate until I met and spoke with environmentalists, biologists, state officials and even politicians, all committed to the long term health of the fisheries. Salmon fishermen are projected to harvest a billion pounds of salmon or 221 million fish this year in Alaska and…
  • Slow Roasted Alaska Halibut with Fennel & Tomatoes Recipe

    Amy Sherman
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    When I was growing up we had a second freezer that I swear was packed full of halibut. My father got it somewhere and we ate it for what seemed like years. I remember that it was dry, tough and somewhat stringy. Was it terribly freezer burned? Only recently my mother told me it might not have been halibut. What it actually was will forever remain a mystery. But it was years before I tried halibut again and imagine my surprise to discover that it is a delicate, creamy and luscious fish.Recently I was in Alaska to learn more about seafood so naturally I went fishing. Our boat caught a…
  • Refreshing Drinks for Hot Days

    Amy Sherman
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    I always have a pitcher of  unsweetened iced tea in the refrigerator and this Summer I’ve been experimenting with making shrubs. I’m not a soda drinker, so these drinks appeal to me because they are very refreshing and not very sweet. Teapigs is a British tea company operating in the US. They make a most unusual line of matcha drinks. One has grapefruit, another apple and one has elderflower. None of them have any added sugar, just the natural sweetness from fruit juices. I tried all three and I’m hard pressed to say which I like best. They are each quite good. I like the…
  • Alaska Seafood Moqueca Recipe

    Amy Sherman
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    I'm just back from the incredibly wild and unspoiled state of Alaska. I was on the trip with food writers and chefs as well as a seafood importer. I got a chance to talk with a lot of people involved with Alaska seafood including a biologist, a conservationist, a manager from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the proprietor of an oyster farm and even a senator and commercial fisherman. I was impressed with their efforts to keep the seafood industry sustainable and environmentally friendly.My itinerary was jam packed. I flew in a sea plane over glaciers, foraged along the seashore and…
  • Red Grapeseed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

    Amy Sherman
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    If you’re familiar with the White Lily brand, you probably know it’s a Southern company, famous for flour that is used in biscuits. It’s been a very long time since they’ve introduced a new product, so they invited a bunch of mostly baking bloggers (and me!)  to come visit wheat fields outside of Spokane to learn about their latest venture—wheat flours with tracability and blends with red and white grape seed flour.Red and white grape seed flour from Whole Vine is blended with flour from Shepherd’s Grain and sold in 2 pound resealable bags. It’s designed to be an optimal…
 
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    If you like the famous Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter at The Old Spaghetti Factory, this version with spaghetti squash is low-carb and gluten-free!If you're living in the U.S. and you're familiar with Mizithra Cheese, there's a good chance you learned about it at The Old Spaghetti Factory, where Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter has been the most popular dish since 1969.  I've been a long-time fan of this famous dish, but for quite a few years now it's been a rare treat for me, even after The Old Spaghetti Factory started offering whole…
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti with No-Cook Sauce of Tomatoes, Arugula, Olives, and Capers (Meatless, Dairy-Free, Vegan)

    Kalyn Denny
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    I've become a fan of no-cook pasta sauce and I loved this one with Tomatoes, Arugula, Olives, and Capers.(For Friday Flashbacks I feature past recipes that have been my personal favorites, and today I'm spotlighting this recipe for Whole Wheat Spaghetti with No-Cook Sauce of Tomatoes, Arugula, Olives, and Capers not only to encourage the arugula and capers fans to try this sauce, but also as a reminder for everyone about all the amazing no-cook pasta sauces you can make with juicy garden tomatoes! See after the recipe for links to more sauces of this type, and enjoy!)When I found this…
  • Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, South Beach Diet)

    Kalyn Denny
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
    This Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal is the first thing I think of when I need some breakfast in a hurry!Most people who cook at home regularly have favorite recipes they make over and over, and this Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal that I learned to make from fellow food blogger Alanna Kellogg back in October 2006 is without a doubt my favorite thing to make when I need a really quick breakfast.  This simple four ingredient breakfast treat combines microwaved extra-thick oatmeal with a generous scoop of peanut butter, for a  simple easy breakfast that tastes delicious and will…
  • Crustless Tomato-Basil Breakfast Tarts with Mozzarella and Goat Cheese (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Meatless)

    Kalyn Denny
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Before fresh garden tomato and basil season slips away, you must try these Crustless Tomato-Basil Breakfast Tarts with Mozzarella and Goat Cheese!I love fresh tomato and basil season so much that every year when summer is ending I start to feel a bit panicked about not having those flavors around any more. Then I end up creating a new recipe like these Crustless Tomato-Basil Breakfast Tarts with Mozzarella and Goat Cheese, just when summer is winding down and other bloggers have moved on to back-to-school casseroles, or even (gasp) pumpkin recipes.I do the same thing with zucchini, which…
  • Grilled Ginger-Soy Pork Chops or World's Best Pork Chops Recipe (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Easy to Cook)

    Kalyn Denny
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    When I used to organize catered houseboat trips, a Lake Powell guest called these Grilled Ginger-Soy Pork Chops "The World's Best Pork Chops!" (For Friday Flashbacks I feature past recipes that have been my personal favorites, and this recipe for Grilled Ginger-Soy Pork Chops is my go-to recipe for pork chops on the grill; enjoy!)This favorite recipe for Grilled Ginger-Soy Pork Chops is something I've been making for more than 20 years, and when I used to cater houseboat trips at Lake Powell, everyone loved this recipe.  In the Lake Powell days I used to make this with…
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    FoodChannel.com Recipes

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Prep Time:30 Minutes Serves:6   Tagged: chat'n dish, fresh tortellini, kc quaretti, mediterranean recipes, pasta salad, This Mediterranean-inspired recipe combines the fresh flavors of tomato, cucumbers and two different contrasting cheeses to create a healthy and tasty dish. Spice it up with a little basil and red onion and you have the perfect Mediterranean Salad. To watch KC's latest episode of Chat'n Dish as she prepares this recipe, click here.   Foodie Byte Ingredients 1 package fresh fortellini cheese filled and cooked according to directions1 box cherry tomatoes1 cup…
  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Lemon and Rosemary, Green Bean and Potato Salad

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
      Tagged: chicken, chicken breast, green beans, grilled, phillip andriano, potatoes, potato salad, rosemary, salad, This recipe courtesy of Chef Phillip Andriano of Chef’s Diet®. It’s part of an all-day Father’s Day menu devoted to maintaining a balanced diet. As with all Chef’s Diet meals, it contains a 40-30-30 balance, with 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fats. Click here to check out the rest of the menu.   Foodie Byte Ingredients 4 ounce chicken breast, boneless and skinless2 medium potatoes, red bliss1/2 cup green beans1 small red onion1 lemon,…
  • 5 Spice Chicken Wings

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Prep Time:20 minutes Cook Time:45 minutes Serves:4   Tagged: 5 spice, appetizers, asian, basketball, chicken wings, entertaining, march madness, parties, spicy, tailgating, taiwan, wings, This tasty chicken wings recipe has a mildly spicy Asian accent. Serve them at your game-time gathering and there will be “high fives” all around. Why Try? This makes a nice alternative to the usual Buffalo wings.   Foodie Byte These are really best when baked until crispy. Ingredients 16 chicken wings4 cloves garlic, minced3 green onions, chopped1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon Chinese…
  • Joanne Fluke's Blue Blueberry Muffins

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:16 am
    Prep Time:20 minutes Cook Time:30 minutes Serves:12   Tagged: beth wray, blueberry muffin, breakfast, joanne fluke, murder, mystery, pie filling, We have been into culinary mysteries lately, and couldn't resist trying this recipe for blue blueberry muffins. That's not a typo--there is a twist to these muffins that makes them doubly yummy!   Foodie Byte You only need 1/2 cup of blueberry pie filling for this recipe, so the recipe author recommends portioning them into 1/2 cup sizes and freezing them in a freezer bag so that you have a premeasured amount ready the next time you make…
  • Beth's French Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Puffs

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:09 am
    Prep Time:20 min Cook Time:20 minutes Serves:8   Tagged: beth wray, breakfast, cinnamon, muffins, pastry, puffs, sugar, These mini-muffins are unbelievably tasty, and just the right size to add to your breakfast or brunch table! This recipe is courtesy of The Food Channel's Beth Wray, who you can see on many of our video segments. You can call these muffins, puffs, or simply delicious.   This recipe makes about 20 mini-muffins, and plan on at least a couple per person because they are just easy to pop in your mouth! It's great to serve them warm, but there is absolutely nothing…
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    Appetite for China

  • Chow Mein Live Contest!

    Diana Kuan
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    A while back I was contacted by cookbook author Molly O'Neill and Cosima Amelang, who are both organizing this year's Longhouse Food Revival, a weekend-long gathering of food writers, cooks, farmers, and artists in upstate NY. This year's theme, I'm excited to share, is Chopstick Nation, on the Chinese American experience in food.And I'm inviting everyone to take part in a recipe contest. We are collecting your own takes on 6 Chinese-American comfort food favorites and they will be featured in a presentation I'm giving on Sept 12th to a crowd of leading food writers, chefs, and makers and…
  • New Online Cooking Class launched with Craftsy!

    Diana Kuan
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
    So...some exciting news! Two months ago I traveled to Denver to film an online class series with Craftsy on making favorite Chinese restaurant dishes at home.  Because I'm frequently asked by readers who live outside NY about classes away from the city, this was the perfect way to reach home cooks all around the country and the world.After a ton of work prep work, filming, and post production review with the wonderful team in Denver, I'm happy to announce that Chinese Takeout Favorites, my very first online course, launched last week. In this course, you'll learn as…
  • Sweet Chili Shrimp

    Diana Kuan
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Summer nights are not meant for spending hours in the kitchen. My apartment is blessed with huge southwest facing windows, which let in tons of natural light in the winter, but come summertime that means the entire place is a furnace for most of the day. Turning on the AC before sundown does nothing. So naturally, if I make dinner before sunset, I need to be prepared to sweat a little.This all means that I need main dishes that take as little time as possible. Like this sweet chili shrimp dish. Whenever friends and acquaintances tell me they've tried my cookbook, about half the…
  • 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…
  • 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…
 
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    RecipeGirl

  • Pesto Spaghetti Zoodles with Heirloom Tomatoes

    Lori Lange
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a recipe that can help you use up garden zucchini:  Pesto Spaghetti Zoodles with Heirloom Tomatoes I have been totally enamored with zoodles these days.  It turns out that zoodles (zucchini noodles) are a great way to satisfy the craving for actual “noodles.”  They spiral up just like classic noodles, but the carbs are magically not there at all!  Your brain is tricked into thinking that it’s eating pasta, but you’re really eating zucchini… and it’s delicious!Continue Reading Pesto Spaghetti Zoodles with Heirloom Tomatoes... ©2015…
  • Weekly Menu Plan #11

    Lori Lange
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week! We are on week ELEVEN of our weekly menu plan! We hope you have been enjoying each week of the recipes specifically designed to help you in your recipe planning. We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to bring you this custom weekly menu plan. We are sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week. Just click any of the recipe titles or pictures to get the recipe. Here’s a little about how we plan our week:…
  • No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Bars

    Lori Lange
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a simple recipe that is always a big hit at a BBQ: No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Bars As it turns out, there are very few summer days left in this season.  Just a few more weekends to go, and then we’ll be grabbing sweaters in the morning and thinking about putting our patio furniture away.  I plan on milking every last drop of sunshine out of it and enjoying our backyard for as long as we can stand it.  Eating outdoors is our favorite.  And we love having friends over to enjoy it with us.  This so simple dessert is a good one to serve at a barbecue where there are plenty of…
  • Summer Macaroni Salad

    Gina Kleinworth
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Need an easy side dish for all those great barbecued dinner recipes? This Summer Macaroni Salad is the perfect complement to all those grilling dishes. We love to grill our dinner as often as possible. It’s still warm enough that we don’t want to turn on the oven if it can be avoided. So the grill is in heavy use now and will still be for at least another couple months. That means I am always looking to create great side dishes that are minimal prep and keep the kitchen cool too. It’s even better if they require very little clean up. This simple Summer Macaroni Salad is…
  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s another one of everyone’s favorite posts:  Things I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See! Here are a couple of delicious recipes I shared on Parade Magazine’s blog recently:  BLUEBERRY ZUCCHINI BREAD and CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE.  You’d never know there was zucchini inside.  Zucchini acts much like bananas do in banana bread- they provide some great moisture for the baked good.  These are both really great recipes.Continue Reading Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | One commentThe post Stuff…
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    What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses

  • Incredible India: Colors, Light and People

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    India has a strong influence on the senses of those visiting the country – it is loud, it is colorful and it is very multifaceted, a country with incredible paradoxes. Under all the contrasts this vast country presents, there is something consistent that one could easily describe it as the essence... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Summer Risotto with Peas Zucchini Avocado and Lemon Tarragon Sander Fillet

    10 Aug 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Summer is full on here in Weimar. We’ve got temperatures hitting close to 40 degrees C and the weather is like on a tropical island. It feels good – almost like an extended vacation overseas. Ever since our return from India 3 weeks ago we are taking things easy. Soeren still is out from school and... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Summer Herb and Fruit Smoothies

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    After an amazing 3 weeks in India it feels good to be back home! Catching up on many things again and getting back into the swing of things for now. Before I left however I worked on another fantastic project with the Thüringen Tourism Board at a great location. My heroes were the magnificent wild... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • October 2015: Dubai Food Styling & Photography Workshop

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Dubai, is always a good idea! This pulsating city has risen from the desert, and today booms and bustles with a very unique charisma. Over the years Dubai has become a true mega food Mecca giving impulses and inspiration to chefs around the world. What may seem extraordinary and out-of-this-world... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Bollywood Cooking: Vegetable Split Pea Dal, Spiced Cauliflower Pumpkin and a Kumquat Chutney

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:50 am
    A humble feast! Meals that take me back to my nana and nani’s veranda on hot summer days in their Delhi home. As we arrived to spend several weeks of our vacation with the rest of the family I was always sure that the forthcoming days were going to be filled with lots of food where the hub of the... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
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  • Varalakshmi vratham recipes

    Sailu
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:19 am
    Varalakshmi vratham naivedyam recipes – special Andhra vantalu to offer Goddess Lakshmi varalakshmi vratham recipes Varamahalakshmi vratham is round the corner i.e on the second Friday of Sravana masam which falls on 28th August, 2015. Women folk in Andhra and Southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are gearing up for this special festival. Pre festival cleaning gets underway with homes thoroughly dusted, cleaned and decorated to welcome Goddesss Lakshmi. Lakshmi Ammavaru is draped in the finest silks, adorned with gold jewellery and the pooja room is decorated with the choicest…
  • Andhra tomato pickle recipe, instant & easy

    Sailu
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:14 am
    Tomato pickle recipe, a simple, instant, tasty and best tomato pachadi Andhra style preparation tomat pickle In many Telugu speaking homes you will find that most culinary conversations center around pickle making, chutney recipes and more. I have numerous hand written recipes that I have gotten off such conversations. I am sharing one such gem that is an addictively tasty, fresh tomato pickle. An easy tomato pickle prepared in Andhra style that is “not a long lasting” pickle. Yes, it has a very short shelf life i.e two days at room temperature but can be refrigerated for a week.
  • Potato fry recipe, easy, quick South Indian style

    Sailu
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    Potato fry recipe, simple, easy to make, quick South Indian stir fry to go with rice and rasam potato fry The humble potato holds an important place in my pantry. I usually never run out of potatoes in my kitchen and I ensure that I have at least a kilo of this root vegetable at any given time. Right from preparing a basic simple potato fry, aloo korma, curry, aloo paratha, french fries and more, potatoes are an integral part of my cooking. There are hundreds of variations to the basic potato fry and I am presenting to you a favorite potato fry recipe that I usually make to serve along side…
  • Bhindi Masala Recipe

    Sailu
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:56 pm
    bhindi masala, a restaurant style north indian okra dry dish that’s easy, quick and healthy bhindi masala Ladies finger or orka (bhindi) is a staple in Indian cuisine and a much loved vegetable in our home. I am maintaining an organic garden which is giving me good harvest of okra, eggplants, tomatoes, chilis, ridge gourd, ivy gourd, greens and more. You can see how green, vibrant and tender the home grown bhindi are from the image below. Last week, I made a popular restaurant style North Indian okra fry that makes for good side for chapathi, roti and rice. I have already blogged a…
  • Rasam recipe

    Sailu
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Rasam recipe, a traditional, authentic South Indian soup or appetizer made with tamarind rasam No South Indian traditional meal or thali is complete without ‘rasam‘. Literally translated, ‘rasam’ means extracted juice or liquid . There are numerous versions of the basic rasam recipe prepared down South with each home cook lending his or her own unique touch to the rasam preparation. I am sharing ~ an easy, most basic, simple, tasty South Indian rasam for beginners ~ a no fail recipe that can be made even by a 10 year old. ~ a rasam recipe without rasam powder and…
 
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    Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog

  • Do Us A Flavor Lay’s: Pick My Chip Idea Next Time.

    FoodBlog
    9 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Have you heard of Lay’s Do Us A Flavor Chip Contest?  Lays may someday pay YOU for coming up with a great Chip idea.  This time the finalists’ flavors are… West Coast Truffle Fries, Southern Biscuits and Gravy, and Greektown Gyro and New York Reuben Sandwich flavors. Different.  I like that and was excited to try each, but… hhmmm… some aren’t executed that well. Bummer. The Reuben and Gyro Chips just taste weird.  Some of the respective Sandwich components can be tasted in each, but neither come together in a positive tasty manner.  And the Truffle…
  • What Grows The Fastest? Radishes, Beans & Peas, Oh My.

    FoodBlog
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Though we planted late this year, we’re enjoying the Radishes.  They’re pushing through the soil daily alerting they are ready to pick — It took about 4 weeks from seeds to grow and eat them. And we learned that Beans and Peas practically grow overnight, but as of today they are far from being ready to eat, especially since our large turtle tortoise (Cesar) ate them when we weren’t looking.  We wrongly planted them in the lower planter, which we’re in the process of amending. As for the other seeds we planted, much is growing or trying to grow.  Our Purple…
  • Happy 21st Birthday To Somebody Today: Best Cake For Your Party.

    FoodBlog
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    A friend posted this Cake on Facebook and I had to share it here — It’s the coolest! The post Happy 21st Birthday To Somebody Today: Best Cake For Your Party. appeared first on Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog.
  • New And Interesting Food At The 2015 Orange County Fair.

    FoodBlog
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    The Orange County Fair is happening NOW through August 16, 2015 — We’ll soon be there to taste some of the new FOOD items they’re serving up this year.  The BIG LIST is here: List of New and Interesting Food at the 2015 OC Fair.  Pictured is the Samoa Donut, a jumbo Donut designed after the popular Girl Scout Cookie, the Samoa aka Caramel DeLite, my favorite, made with Chocolate, Caramel and Coconut shavings.  We may have to try it.  We LOVE the OC Fair! Credit:  Thank you to the OC Fair Communication’s Department for the photo and list. The post New And…
  • Inspiration And Growth: The Largest Onion We’ve Ever Seen.

    FoodBlog
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Would you believe we grew this?  You shouldn’t because we didn’t.  We bought it at the Fullerton Market in downtown Fullerton.  Though I had a Sweet Onion at home, I had to get this giant one for $3.  You can see the size difference below, although it was more impressive in person. People stopped us to ask what it was.  It should’ve been entered in the Orange County Fair. We continue to tend to our real life garden and we’re starting to see the Radishes, Carrots, Eggplant, Purple Cabbage, Sweet Onion, Green Onion and possibly the Swiss Chard grow — We…
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  • Elderberry Jelly – Save the Best for Last

    Nicky
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    Thanks to our dear friends Hande and Theo we discovered the beauty of Lake Neusiedl in Austria six or seven years ago. Ever since we made it a habit to annually meet there during late summer, to indulge in the world’s best tomatoes, some fab wine and seriously good food. Read the rest of Elderberry Jelly – Save the Best for LastCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • Spiced-up sauteed Paneer - On Loving & Dreading

    Nicky
    29 May 2015 | 12:24 am
    Isn’t it funny how the same thing that made you dread one subject can make you love another? When I think about my time at the university – I studied law – what I had hated most was the fact that law seemed so inexhaustible, like I’d never be able to conquer the complete discipline, knowing and understanding it all. Many years later, the sight of ever-changing loose leaf law collections like Schönfelder still gives me a feeling of reluctance and creeps. But what does that have to do with cooking and baking? Read the rest of Spiced-up sauteed Paneer - On Loving &…
  • Schlutzkrapfen with Porcini, Browned Butter and Walnuts

    Nicky
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    RECIPE OVERLOAD. That would be an apt description of what’s going on in my Evernote “to cook” folder. The dilemma: I can never just visit the virtual kitchens (aka blogs) of fellow food blogging friends, inevitably one or two tempting recipes get added to my Evernote folder each every time I’m out there. And I’m fairly certain I will never get around to cooking or baking them all. Sadly so.Read the rest of Schlutzkrapfen with Porcini, Browned Butter and WalnutsCopyright © 2015 delicious:days. Please contact blog@deliciousdays.com.
  • 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.
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    $5 Dinners

  • Boost Nutritional Drinks, Duncan Hines Products, Kellogg’s Special K Cereals + More – Printable Coupons

    Jane Martin
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here are some of the latest and hottest printable coupons to help you save on products you need the most each week at the grocery stores: Food Household Personal Care Be sure to check out all the printable coupons available at Red Plum, Smart Source, Coupon Network and Coupons.com! Looking for a coupon for an item on your shopping list? Or a coupon for your favorite product? Be sure to check for it in my coupon database! Never miss a coupon! Get the latest and greatest coupons delivered straight to your inbox, just moments after they are posted! A   
  • Creamy Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute Dinners

    Jenn K
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    That bowlful of goodness right there…that’ll make your taste buds do back flips. It starts with a homemade cream sauce. Get it going and then stir in the bacon and peas. While the sauce is simmering, you ‘cook’ the gnocchi. I put quotes around the ‘cook’ because it just takes a few minutes for them to ‘float in the pot.’ It really only takes a minute or two once the water is to a rolling boil. Once the gnocchi is cooked, you slide them into the cream sauce and let it all cook for a few minutes and voila…dinner in less than 30! Creamy…
  • New! Top Deals & Grocery Coupon Match-Ups – Week of August 30

    Jenn K
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    {Pin by clicking the Pinterest Button below!} This is your weekly (and friendly) reminder to check out the latest coupon matchups for the following grocery stores, drugstores, and big box & warehouse stores like Target and Costco…click on each link to find the current deals, coupon matchups and extra savings offers! Grocery Stores Aldi Dollar General Dollar Tree Earth Fare Family Dollar Giant Eagle Kroger – Atlanta Marketing Area Store Deals Kroger – Central Marketing Area Store Deals Kroger – Cincinnati Region Store Deals Kroger – Great Lakes Region Store Deals Kroger –…
  • 7 Recipes Prepared in 31 Minutes or Less + Aldi Meal Plan & 31 School Lunch Ideas ~ Weekly Round-Up

    Jenn K
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Welcome to our end of the week recap for August 23-29, 2015! Latest Recipes Egg Salad BLT Sandwich ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute DinnersBBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza ~ NEW 31 Days of 31 Minute DinnersHomemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Spinach ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute DinnersHam and Cheese Corn Cakes ~ NEW 31 Days of 31 Minute DinnersGreen Pepper Chili ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute DinnersAsian Ramen Noodle Salad ~ NEW 31 Days of 31 Minute Dinners Put together 12 freezer friendly meals in about an hour, and it’ll cost less than $70! This meal plan is a little different from our other meal plans:…
  • Pork Chops, Red Potatoes & Apple Skillet Dinner ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute Dinners

    Jenn K
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    A meat and potatoes meal in under 30 minutes…you betcha! Our family adores this meal…my oldest son is obsessed with pork chops and this quick skillet meal is one that he likes to help me with. I love getting to teach my boys basic cooking skills…it just helps knowing that they won’t have to survive on boxed foods when they are older Apples are a great complement to pork chops and this meal is not only quick to pull together and get on the table, but crazy delicious too! See the full 31-Minute Dinner Recipe for Pork Chops, Red Potatoes & Apple Skillet Dinner here!
 
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  • Gazpacho Soup

    Lynne Webb
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:02 am
    Our gazpacho soup recipe is a classic blend of fresh tomatoes, cucumber, red and green bell peppers and jalapeño, flavored with onion, garlic and sherry vinegar. Read more →
  • Shrimp and Grits

    Lynne Webb
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Our version of a Lowcountry classic - creamy grits with cheddar cheese and a smoky sauté of bacon, shrimp and red and green bell peppers. Read more →
  • Banana Bread

    Lynne Webb
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Our best banana bread recipe is a bit lower in fat and sugar and includes some whole wheat flour, yet it's still as moist and flavorful any traditional version. Read more →
  • Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Lynne Webb
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    An easy recipe for crumb-coated chicken breasts filled with a delicious combination of goat cheese and fresh herbs and baked until tender and golden brown. Read more →
  • An Easy, No-Cook Appetizer Party

    Lynne Webb
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:26 am
    Perfect for a relaxed get-together of family and friends these four no-cook appetizer recipes are full of flavor, look beautiful and best of all are a snap to prepare. Read more →
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  • Watermelon Margarita

    Maggie Battista
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    One of the most popular recipes on Eat Boutique, this Watermelon Margarita is everything summer in a glass, or as in this updated recipe, a series of glasses, right? There are fifteen thousand ways to besure that summer is in full swing right now, and when I chomp into the sweet flesh of a watermelon, I have no doubt. Whether tiny and red, a sweet yellow variety, or even a big, bright pink fruit, every melon is just waiting to be devoured come those excruciatingly hot days of one of my favorite seasons. (Spring and fall are up there for me too, because, of course. But there’s just…
  • What We Love: Homemade Jam

    Kate H. Knapp
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    If you’ve ever tasted homemade raspberry jam on a freezing-cold day in January, as a blizzard turns your New England home into a real-life snow globe, then you understand the incredible joy found in a jar of jam. Suddenly, it was summer in my home and the 12-foot snowdrifts outside my door simply melted away, all thanks to a few bites of preserved fruit. This is why jams are one of my all-time favorite food gifts. Like a beautiful photograph, they capture a moment in time with only a few ingredients – fruit, sugar, and lemon juice. The options are endless for how you can gift…
  • Share the Food Gift Love

    Maggie Battista
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:34 am
    I am trying so hard to remember the name of the very first cookbook I owned. It seems that hundreds of them just suddenly sprouted up in my family room, now affectionately called my cookbook room, overnight. Six hundred cookbooks of all types are tucked into every available slot. They’ve found their way here from independent bookstores; they’ve been foraged from antique shops; and so many of them were gifts (of love) from folks who wanted to feed me and feed my dreams. (For that last batch especially, I feel supremely lucky.) I still can’t believe my luck and pure privilege to add…
  • Grapefruit Ginger Mint Mocktail

    Denise Woodward
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy bright and refreshing cocktails; however, alcohol isn’t always a prerequisite, and you may occasionally crave something on the lighter side. If you don’t or can’t drink alcohol (or are looking for something festive to serve your guests in this boat), this spicy, tangy mock-tail is just right. I especially like to have a non-alcoholic option when hosting a dinner party, for friends who aren’t drinking and even for the kids who are attending our soiree – they love to be included! It is also a great addition to a bridal or baby…
  • A Recipe from My New Cookbook: Minty Pickles

    Maggie Battista
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    My garden grows pickling cucumbers and varieties of mint—spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, apple mint, you name it—like it grows weeds. Each harvest, I’m left with pounds and bunches, respectively. One season, I paired them together and the refreshing combo rejuvenated ordinary pickles. These Minty Pickles are in my new cookbook Food Gift Love and I love them too much. They complement all sorts of cuisine—from beef burgers to lamb burgers to hot dogs, sandwiches, and really spicy food (they’re great with fiery Indian food). They add a unique spark to a typical taco bar—toss…
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  • Fizzy Fruity Waffles with Sparkling Glaze

    Sues
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:35 am
    Another Monday. And the last one of August. The last day of August, in fact. Which is kind of like saying the last day of summer (if you ignore the fact that summer actually runs pretty much through September… as most of us do). Which is also saying this is my last breakfast of summer. Which is pretty sad. Luckily, I tend to make even more breakfasts in the fall and winter because there’s less going on and more reason to be in a warm kitchen. Positive thoughts here! Also, I should have it be known that I’m pretty sure I successfully met my summer goal of not complaining about the…
  • Fig, Prosciutto, and Ricotta Flatbread

    Sues
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    I’m getting to that point in summer where I’m hoarding my favorite seasonal foods. My kitchen is filled with corn on the cob, tomatoes, and watermelon and I’m about to start hiding the delicacies under my bed. Because I fear the day they disappear for another 3 entire seasons. Don’t even get me started on things like s’mores, lemonade cocktails, and grilled everything. Depression is starting to set in. Please add figs to that list of deliciousness I’m currently in tears over. I made this flatbread a couple weeks ago and now I feel like I should make it 14 more times before I…
  • Tropical Acai Bowls

    Sues
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:35 am
    When people talk about acai berry, I’m one of those super annoying people who’s like “I was eating acai berries way before they were even cool.” Like for real, back in 2006. But then my story kind of stops short because I honestly can’t remember how I learned about acai or why I became obsessed with it. I only know that I went to grad school and worked down the street from Whole Foods (ironically, I work in the next building over now) and somehow discovered and then frequently bought Sambazon’s Acai Berry Superfruit Packs. I bet I read about it in a magazine? I made smoothies…
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cupcakes

    Sues
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    Happy Monday! I guess. Maybe you’re still on a high from the glorious weekend you just had and that will help power you through the work week. Or maybe you just need a dozen cupcakes to get you through. And a pint or two of ice cream. And probably with that, like a million hours of exercise, right?? Sorry, I’m just over here being a regular negative Nancy over here.  But I do have to tell you that I have become a true cliche and have been getting more exercise lately… All because of my Fitbit. Well, really more because of my husband’s Fitbit considering he basically gets a million…
  • Blueberry-Pecan Galette

    Sues
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:40 am
    I just really like the word galette. It’s so French and fancy-sounding and every time I hear it, I attempt to speak with a French accent and then start singing. For some reason, I always sing “Alouette,” but probably only because it’s also French and kind of sounds a little bit like galette…. Right? Usually “Alouette” quickly turns into “If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops” because let’s be honest, I don’t know any of the lyrics to “Alouette.”  And the only French I know is what I learned in the 3 months I took it in 6th grade. I basically…
 
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  • Korean Style Zucchini

    Dax Phillips
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:19 am
    Gochujang has become my new best friend. If you are not familiar with gochujan, it is essentially a Korean condiment that is a bit spicy, lightly fermented, and one that just has this sweet and savory taste that it just gets highly addicting. Gochujang is commonly used in Korean recipes such as bibimbap and soups, and the thing I love about it is that it has just the right amount of spice that is perfectly balanced by this sweetness. Don’t judge me, but I always lick the spoon when I am using this condiment. With that said, you have probably known for the last few weeks that I am…
  • Cheesy Corn Casserole

    Dax Phillips
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    Summer is almost over <sigh>, but with that said, there has been some really, and I mean really good corn this year. We have tried a variety, but there is one batch that my coworker brought in from Fondy’s Farmers Market that was probably hands down the best corn I’ve had in quite some time. The texture was spot on and the sweetness just blew our mind, plus they were some of the larger types of corn I have seen in some time now. With that said, my coworker brought in two large paper bags of corn, loaded to the top and said take what you want. I probably took about 12 or so…
  • Kale and Mushroom Open Faced Quesadilla

    Dax Phillips
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:48 am
    It seems like we are always consuming tortillas in my house, whether that be flour or corn tortillas. Maybe because we have the usual taco Tuesday, or taco Thursday for that matter. One of my son’s favorite lunch time meals is probably a cheese quesadilla, and a couple of weeks ago, when I got back from our farmer’s market, I decided to use some of the things I had laying around and make something for my wife. I had some white cheddar cheese that I needed to use up, and that’s when this idea came up to make an open faced quesadilla. Now sure, feel free to fold this sucker…
  • Kale Chips with Parmesan Cheese

    Dax Phillips
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Kale chips are one of those awesome snacks, that amazingly enough, that all of my kids eat. I’ve always been surprised that my kids love them, probably because it has the word chip in it, and trust me, my kids love chips. As I normally bake the standard curly kale, especially when it is on sale, I decided to try something different this time around. When I went to my farmer’s market last weekend and visit with my favorite farmer’s, they had a bunch of lacinto kale, commonly known as dinosaur kale, and it looked really good. When I asked them about the kale, they really came…
  • Corn and Zucchini Pizza

    Dax Phillips
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:35 am
    I swear I think we ate pizza all weekend long. This is not a bad thing, trust me. I think we had thrown in a couple of frozen pizzas on Saturday night, and I ended up eating leftover frozen pizza from a few batches back for breakfast on Sunday, and then I had two batches of pizza dough, only to be used on the KettlePizza. Yep, it was that kind of weekend, but I was definitely OK with that. Have I mentioned that I could probably live off pizza, or heck tacos for that matter? This was actually great timing as I was able to cook down a lot of my tomatoes and make a great pizza sauce, use up more…
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  • Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

    Caroline
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:36 am
    This is my attempt at “healthier” pumpkin muffins. Don’t roll your eyes, dark chocolate is good for you! I’ve already seen Halloween costumes in stores so it’s just a matter of time until all things pumpkin spice invade the culinary scene. I’ve always been a pumpkin lover and I’m fighting to keep the marketing powers-that-be from ruining it for me. I’m hoping that last fall, the craze reached the top of its curve and it can now slide down to its former place as a welcome fall flavor featured in appropriate places. Once the satire starts, it…
  • The Best Chicken in Chicago: Brasa Roja

    Caroline
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Hands down, the BEST chicken I have ever eaten in this city. This Colombian eatery used to be located near my office. I would walk over at lunch now and then for a lunch special that included a ¼ chicken with rice, plantains and some delicious chimichurri-like green sauce. When I found the doors closed one hungry day, I was depressed. The handwritten sign announced a new location quite far away and out of my neck of the woods. It had been years since I sunk my teeth into that chicken when an outing to a new friend’s house brought us past the new location of Brasa Rojo at 3125 W. Montrose…
  • White Sangria for Summer Sipping

    Caroline
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    I love finding myself at the bottom of a sangria glass eyeing a heap of wine-soaked fresh fruit. Though pitchers of red wine sangria are often served in summertime, I associate red wine with cozy ambiance and beef stews. Some years ago, I stumbled on a recipe for white sangria and loved the idea of the crisper flavor and a lighter color that shows off the colorful fruit buoyed within. This summer, I added a little gingerale to the recipe I’d been serving and liked it even better. I fill large glass vessels and serving with a ladle rather than a pitcher. I get anxious with pitchers as…
  • Bing or Rainier? Cherry Choices

    Caroline
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Growing up in Michigan, I feel some sort of affinity-by-association with cherries. The season may be coming to an end, but fortunately for all the cherry-lovers out there the sweet fruits are still dotting the rows of produce with their distinctive reds, pinks, and yellows. Highly sweet and juicy, cherries have often graced my table as a healthy snack choice for my family and me, but when confronted with the choice of Bing cherries or Rainier, I have to admit I can’t say the choice was made with discretion. When I first saw the golden cherries, I grabbed them because of their…
  • Book Review: Beer Wench’s Guide to Beer

    Caroline
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    I’m a beer girl. Now and then, I’ll sip wine alongside food but our fridge is filled with suds. It’s a great time to be a beer lover, with an exploding craft beer movement that continues to serve up one delectable offering after another. My husband is a much more knowledgeable connoisseur than I am. Often at bars and restaurants – I ask him to choose something I’ll like. The truth is, I didn’t really know what made an IPA an IPA and I didn’t have the words to characterize the flavors that I did and didn’t like in the beers I’d tried. Then, I found the Beer Wench….
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  • Cucumber, Parsley, Pineapple and Lemon Smoothie

    Skinnytaste Gina
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    I've been on a smoothie kick all summer, it's my go-to breakfast after a workout and also a great way to clean out my fridge. Rather than juicing, smoothies use the whole fruit and vegetables which retain the nutrients in the skins and have more fiber to keep you full longer. This super healthy smoothie is surprisingly sweet and so yummy, made with absolutely no dairy – delicious!I've been using The Blender Girl Smoothies Cookbook a lot this summer. The author, Tess Masters is a blender master! Her book has 100 smoothie recipes that are healthy, vegan, paleo and gluten-free.
  • Slimmed Down Shrimp Po’ Boy

    Skinnytaste Gina
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
      A quick, slimmed down version of the popular Louisiana style sandwich. A traditional Shrimp Po Boy is always fried and served with melted butter. This lighter version is sauteed in a skillet with lots of seasoning, and topped with a fresh herb buttermilk slaw on a healthier whole grain French baguette.Sandwiches for dinner are a great way to make a quick weeknight meal – this dish takes about 20 minutes to make an it's very substantial. A tip I like to use when making a sandwich on French bread is cut a larger slice of bread, then scoop out some of the inside of the bread to give you…
  • Veggie Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    Skinnytaste Gina
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:47 am
    Portobello mushrooms stuffed with spinach, bell peppers, cheese and marinara sauce – a delicious meatless meal that's low-carb and pretty genius!This recipe was inspired by Jim Carver who shared his love for stuffed portobello mushrooms with me. I took his idea, and made a lasagna style mushroom, topped it with my homemade marinara sauce and some cheese and baked this in the oven. Out came this deliciousness, perfect for vegetarians, low-carbers, gluten-free, or anyone who wants to enjoy a meatless meal.A few tips for success – look for large caps with high walls with no cracks on the…
  • Whipped Coconut Cream

    Skinnytaste Gina
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:44 pm
      With just two ingredients – canned coconut milk and powdered sugar, you can whip up this easy non-dairy, vegan whipped cream to serve with berries, dessert or anyway you wish to use it. Because I’m coconut obsessed, I can't get enough of this stuff. The hardest part about making it is remembering to put the can in the refrigerator the night before, it's that easy!Light coconut milk will not work here, you'll need to use the full fat kind. The cream floats to the top and hardens as it chills in the refrigerator all night. Then you combine it with sugar and whip it up.
  • Brussels Sprouts Carbonara

    Skinnytaste Gina
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:25 pm
    This dish combines a few of my favorite things – caramelized shredded brussels sprouts, pasta and pancetta in a delicious, creamy sauce that takes about 15 minutes to make.I made this yesterday for lunch and Karina, my oldest daughter loved it. I didn't want to use white pasta, but I didn't think whole wheat pasta would be right here so I used a my favorite gluten-free fusilli from DeLallo which has the same taste as white pasta, with a perfect al dente texture. If you can't find it near you, you can order it here. You can also, of course use any pasta you wish.This recipe…
 
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  • Streetcar Hit by Lyft Near the Wharf But Keeps On Chuggin'

    Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:38 pm
    This Lyft car and this Muni F-Market streetcar need to reconsider their close, personal relationship. The two collided around 1 p.m. today, causing a delay on the historic F-Line.  …
  • L7 and Frightwig Play the Regency Ballroom Tonight

    Sean McCourt
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:08 pm
    When Donita Sparks first approached her former L7 bandmates about the possibility of reuniting this past year, she wasn't sure what the response might be. "We had not been in the same room together since 2001 — and with Jennifer [Finch] since 1996," says the singer/guitarist over the phone from Los Angeles. The hard-rocking quartet, who formed in 1985 and released six albums over the course of a decade and a half career, has often been cited as helping break ground for women in alternative rock, and inspiring countless bands that came after them.…
  • SATURDAY: 21st Amendment's "Toaster Pastry" Launch Party

    Peter Lawrence Kane
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Not long after openings its 95,000-square-foot brewery in San Leandro, 21st Amendment is set to release the facility's inaugural beer. Toaster Pastry sounds like a Pop Tart but it's an India-Style Red Ale that comes in a tall boy.…
  • Scene From Your Market Street La Boulange

    Peter Lawrence Kane
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Well, that didn't take long.  Remember 2012, when we were still worrying about the deadly S-curve on the Bay Bridge and eating lemon poppyseed pound cakes with reckless abandon? Well, probably nobody thought the Old Bay Bridge would be standing and we'd live in a city without Les Boulanges.…
  • Treasure Island Follows Outside Lands Down the Comedy Rabbit-Hole

    Zack Ruskin
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    It’s official: All the cool kids are doing it. Following in the footsteps of Outside Lands and early adopters like Bumbershoot and Bonaroo, the 2015 Treasure Island Musical Festival will debut its first comedy tent in October.…
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    Sweets Foods Blog

  • 25 Food Additives You Always Wanted To Know About, But (Forgot) To Ask – (Part 1)

    Gera
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Now, I know in this busy world it’s a lot to ask to not stray off the path of the culinary straight and narrow. I think it goes without saying that most of us, me included, would like to always... This is a content summary only! The full article is available at the blog.
  • 25 Food Additives You Always Wanted To Know About, But (Forgot) To Ask – (Part 2)

    Gera
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:33 pm
      Part 2 (#13 – #24) is the continuation of the food additives list Part 1 (#1 – #12).   When last we left you, a nefarious ingredient named PGPR was plaguing the chocolate bars you... This is a content summary only! The full article is available at the blog.
  • How To Get Weight Loss Results You Want By Cutting Out Big Meals

    Gera
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Many people on the planet have probably one dilemma in mind when it comes to their bodies and that is how they can possibly lose some weight. You are probably one of those individuals who have heard... This is a content summary only! The full article is available at the blog.
  • Creating the Best Menu for Your Restaurant

    Gera
    6 Jul 2013 | 8:52 pm
    Updated: July 9, 2015 A restaurant menu is the key player in many aspects of the business. It is the only chance the chef gets to communicate with the customer before they decide to order at that... This is a content summary only! The full article is available at the blog.
  • 50+ Restaurant WordPress Themes – Impress and Have More Customers

    Gera
    24 Jun 2013 | 9:00 pm
    Updated: October 15, 2013 I’ve gathered a great collection of Restaurant WordPress Themes, and lots of them are ideal for cafe, coffee shop, pub, bar, and bistro too. On this compilation I... This is a content summary only! The full article is available at the blog.
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    Food Storage Made Easy

  • Morning Glory Muffins with Food Storage Substitutions

    Jodi and Julie
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    If you follow us on Facebook you may have seen that I am on a campaign to do better about breakfasts this school year. We have been in a bad habit of sticking with cold cereal so I am making changes to improve that! I’m not an early morning person so I am trying to make good breakfast foods in advance that they can just pull out of the fridge or freezer every morning. I wanted to find a good hearty muffin recipe that would be more filling and breakfast-like instead of just like a cupcake-ish treat. Some of our readers suggested morning glory muffins which I had never heard of before so…
  • HYDRANT WATER STORAGE SYSTEM

    Jodi and Julie
    15 Aug 2015 | 6:42 pm
    We recently had the opportunity to meet with Kris from Titan Ready USA and he showed us some of his products that we are excited to share with you. These products are simple but efficient solutions to some preparedness dilemmas we know we have faced and you may have as well. This post covers the Hydrant Water Storage Systems, but be sure to check out the HERC tea light ovens and the Helius Rocket Stove. Click here to learn more or buy now and use special coupon code FSME10 to save 10% as an introductory rate for all Food Storage Made Easy readers. The Hydrant Water Storage Systems are 2-4…
  • Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Zucchini

    Julie
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:01 pm
    We’re just dusting off our computers and are ready to get back at it after taking a little bit of a summer break. We have missed you all but we had some great times with our kids while they were home for the summer and hope you’ve been well! This year was the first year I’ve planted and harvested a garden in my own yard. Prior to this year I have worked some ground in my mom’s garden and tried small things in pots. Last fall I convinced my husband to build garden boxes and now I have some of my very own garden produce to enjoy. It’s been really fun. My goal this…
  • 8 Ways to Practice Preparedness This Summer

    Jodi and Julie
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:31 pm
    We hope you are having a great summer so far and haven’t forgotten about food storage and preparednesstoo much with all the fun going on We actually have found summer to be a perfect time of year to practice different aspects of your preparedness and have a little fun while doing it. Here are eight ideas that you can use if you are looking to bolster your preps a little over the next few months. CAMPING: If you are camping with your family, grab your 72 hour kits and use those foods for meals. Practice cooking with your camping stoves, try different foods rather than sticking…
  • How to Make a #10 Can Grill

    Jodi and Julie
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    A few weeks ago we sent an email out about 8 Ways to Practice Preparedness This Summer. If you didn’t get the email make sure you are signed up for our Babystep Checklists which includes our newsletters too! One of the ideas was to do some powerless cooking activities with the kids. We’ve made #10 Can Stoves before but I thought it would be fun to try the #10 Can Grill which I’ve seen floating around on Facebook and Pinterest. It was so easy and would make a great little portable grill or a temporary one if you don’t have a big barbecue at your house. Here’s how…
 
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    Living the Culinary Life, Every Day.

  • Korean Kimchi Pancake Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    – This Korean kimchi pancake recipe is my new favorite breakfast. – A few weeks ago I shared about something totally new for me – how to ferment kimchi, which became a staple in our home once my roommate Eun-ji moved in. Eun-ji grew up in Korea and makes all sorts of interesting things with kimchi: soups, snacks, and my personal favorite, savory kimchi pancakes. It took me a few weeks to get used to having kimchi on the menu around the clock, but it finally grew on me and now I can’t imagine life without it…. especially her kimchi pancake. On lazy…
  • Epic Summer Peach Cake: Peach Blueberry Upside Down Cake Recipe

    Julie Dreyfoos
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Julie’s on a roll this summer with her epic fruit desserts (just check out her fresh strawberry pie recipe). Her next dish, is an upside-down peach cake with blueberries, it will be your new favorite cake for summer celebrations – or just a gorgeous weekend treat. This peach upside-down cake recipe has been my summer go-to dessert when the peaches are ripe and the blueberries are plentiful.  Every summer I go nuts at the market with all the fresh fruit, so before I end up with a ton of bruised and overripe fruit I throw together this simple, versatile upside-down cake. We love…
  • Making Kimchi: How Long to Ferment Kimchi

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Five years ago I never thought I’d be asking myself how long to ferment kimchi. I consider myself an adventurous eater, but Korean food was something I’d never connected with. Kimchi in particular was tough for me, as it carried a bunch of flavors and smells I wasn’t used to. I generally limited my cabbage intake to either my Russian beef and cabbage stew, or the occasional stuffed cabbage roll. It didn’t matter that several dieticians and naturopaths had recommended I eat kimchi – aka, fermented cabbage – regulary to help with some digestion problems I…
  • Bellini Peach Jam Recipe with Champagne

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    – My peach jam recipe just got a whole lot more awesome with a little added champagne. –  Hallelujah, it’s PEACH SEASON! This is hands-down my favorite time of year for produce, that period between June and August where peaches are just bursting with color and flavor. When I go to the farmer’s market, I can smell them halfway down the aisle. Between the strawberries I’m grabbing for making strawberry-cranberry jam, my little basket it pretty full every week. Over the weekend I wanted a nice, summery drink that tasted like sunshine, and with so many peaches in my…
  • Ethel’s Easy, Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

    Julie Dreyfoos
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week’s super easy, super fresh recipe comes from our own Julie Dreyfoos, production manager for Fearless Fresh and The Culinary Life. I’ve been trying to coax Julie into the limelight for a while now, and I’m excited that she’s decided to step out from behind the curtain and share a little bit of her childhood through a story about strawberry pie. (If you’re in a super pie mood, also check out my Spiced Summer Blackberry Pie and Nectarine Bavarian Pie.) This fresh strawberry pie recipe is made with the sweet strawberries of summer inside a buttery pie…
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  • End of Summer Craft Beer Shopping List

    Sean Inman
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Before the plague of seasonally inappropriate pumpkin beers descends upon us, (Ugh! They are already hitting shelves) here is a Brew & You End of Summer beer shopping list that intermingles overlooked classics with the bright and shiny new beers. Overlooked Classic  – Orval and the distinctive neck of the bottle collar is a wonderful beer that is hoppy and Brett-y and changes dramatically over time, while still in the bottle. or try something New and Weird like Freigeist Abraxxxus Pear Lichtenhainer a tart sour wheat beer. Overlooked Classic –…
  • L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

    Joshua Lurie
    27 Aug 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. End of Summer Craft Beer Shopping List Forgo pumpkin beers for another month. Instead check out this craft beer shopping list of Overlooked Classics and New and Weird beers. Plus, learn about a Beer (Not) to Buy and a new Ladyface bottling. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below for easy reference. Please note that craft beers rotate frequently at these…
  • Republique Arroz Caldo (Dose of Vitamin P)

    Joshua Lurie
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Walter Manzke and wife/chef Margarita Manzke have created a Cali-French culinary wonderland in Los Angeles with Republique, the ambitious brasserie they run with Bill Chait’s Sprout Restaurant Group. Across the Pacific Ocean, they’ve carved out an alternate niche with Wildflour Café + Bakery, which they run with Margarita’s Manila based family. This growing venture has necessitated regular trips overseas. Meaning Walter Manzke has enjoyed many bowls of arroz caldo, Filipino style rice porridge, in the Philippines Airlines lounge. Manzke’s version,…
  • Leona California Benedict (Food of the Week)

    Joshua Lurie
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Nyesha Arrington and business partners Kristian and Breegan Vallas. Leona, which is the former name of Washington Boulevard, promises to display the “Mosaic of the Golden State” for locals, beachgoers and tourists alike. This former Canali Caffe space features a light wood facade, tan awning, patio with wood tables, dining room with high ceiling, black-and-white photos of bygone Venice beach scenes, and L-shaped bar with brass shelves. Arrington’s menu showcases “California progressive Cuisine,” including a weekend brunch with…
  • L.A. Secret Dishes

    Joshua Lurie
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. L.A. Secret Dishes is an exciting new Food GPS newsletter. This curated newsletter goes out every Monday and showcases one off-menu item from each restaurant, which is available through the following Sunday. This week’s secret is available August 24 – 30, 2015. Just ask your server for the “Food GPS Secret Dish.” Sotto Lasagna Bolognese spinach pasta, meat ragù, Bechamel, Parmigiano Reggiano ($17) Please check back next week for new L.A. Secret Dishes. L.A. Secret Dishes
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  • Dining at Little River Inn, Mendocino CA

    Greg Henry
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    I’m what you might call an itinerant gourmand so it’s probably no surprise that I often plan my trips around restaurants, bars, bakeries, markets, and of course wineries. If I can find all these things – plus natural beauty – in one destination it’s safe to assume that I’ll return again and again. Mendocino is one such place. Victorian architecture unexpectedly teetering on cliffs high above the ocean’s edge. It’s a town that looks more like an antique print of a New England fishing village than a famously mellow California artists’ community. It’s one…
  • Wine Tasting in Jacksonville, Oregon?

    Ken Eskenazi
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Roadtrips and wine tasting are one of my favorite pairings: you get to put the juice in context by seeing the scenery, sampling the food and talking with its people (including winemakers if you’re lucky). Greg and I were 16 days into a South-to-North-to-South West Coast adventure that included stops in California, Washington and finally Jacksonville, Oregon. While not as well-known as the pinot-centric Willamette Valley, I had great hopes for our jaunt through the Southern Oregon wine country. I love exploring new regions, especially if the area is undiscovered or at least…
  • Stone and Embers Wood-Fired Pizza

    Greg Henry
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Even if Stone and Embers (Chef Patrick Meany’s Anderson Valley, California eatery) weren’t located along Highway 128 on one of California’s most beautiful drives it would still be a destination restaurant. Establishments like Stone and Embers make me love roadtrips. Roadtrips offer a wide-open possibility of new experiences, as well as the chance to return to favorite places. Places that may not be easy to get to until you get behind the wheel and let the tensions of day-to-day life melt away with the miles. Much of Mendocino County and the Anderson Valley is like that for…
  • Blackberry Cobbler Seattle Style

    Greg Henry
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Another day and another bowl of blackberries to use up. This time I chose to make Blackberry Cobbler. I’m in Seattle, one of this country’s most beautiful and diverse cities. There are a million things to do. Yet somehow I find myself roaming the side streets of the Lake Washington neighborhood where I am staying searching for blackberries EVERYDAY! Not that Blackberry Cobbler isn’t a fine way to pass an afternoon. It brings me pleasure at all three stages. I enjoy picking the berries, I find the baking of the Blackberry Cobbler satisfying, and of course I love sitting down…
  • Blackberry Old-Fashioned Cocktail (Locally Foraged)

    Greg Henry
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I’m sitting in Seattle sipping a Blackberry Old-Fashioned cocktail. As I mentioned in a previous post I’m in awe of the blackberries that seem to grow across every fence, brambling their way through the hedges of this Lake Washington neighborhood. The berries are fat and glossy. I can’t seem to stop myself from plucking the ripest of them as I explore the alleys and side streets of these lake view hillsides. My fingers are stained with their juice. It’s a rather delightful way to pass a sunny Seattle afternoon. I’ve discovered that here in Washington there are…
 
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  • Banh Mi Pork Burger

    Denise Woodward
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    We never pass up the opportunity to make what we think is a kick-ass burger.  When Kita, Girl Carnivore extraordinaire, invited us to be part of this years Burger Month we jumped at the chance.  To end the month of insanity, we made a Banh Mi Pork Burger.  And it is insanely good! Before I jump into why we decided on a Banh Mi Pork Burger recipe, I want to share some fun with you.  You have a chance to enter to win one of many great prizes that our wonderful sponsors are donating.  At the bottom of this post you will find all of the juicy details.  Just a hint, all of these items have…
  • Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza

    Denise Woodward
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    We have been grubbing on fresh corn this summer, and I do not remember it being this juicy and sweet in previous summers.  Every kernel is packed with this sweetness that pops in your mouth with each bite.  Kind of heavenly in a food sort of way.  One of my favorite ways to enjoy summer corn, besides just eating raw, is on this Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza. Do not turn your nose up at this recipe.  I have been making this pizza recipe for as long as I can remember.  In fact, I think it came about when I still had roommates.  Most likely all that was laying around was some frozen…
  • Three Bean Taco Casserole

    Denise Woodward
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    Not your typical Taco Tuesday post;  I know.  Actually this recipe goes against all my beliefs of a good taco, which does not typically include all that cheese.  If you have had tacos in Mexico, you know what I mean.  I had to do it, and I am glad I did because this recipe for Three Bean Taco Casserole is Yummy! I was having a food conversation with a fellow foodie friend the other day which drifted off to the One-Pot Meal craze.  Doesn’t it seem like everyone and their brother is writing about these one-pot meals as well as casseroles?  Or is it just my Pinterest account that…
  • Crushing On

    Denise Woodward
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:03 am
    Summer has finally arrived in Oakland.  The past week has been hot, and a welcome change from the foggy summer we have had.  I heard folks complaining and I wanted to shout at them to just be happy!  We have had a mellow weekend.  What about you?  There has been some bike riding, lots of work catch up as well as phone calls.  Sometimes I feel like it is so hard to connect with folks as we are all so busy with life.  Or are we really?  Here are some fun things I have been Crushing On this week.   Happy last (full) week of August! That camp spot – not so secret anymore This…
  • Spicy Roasted Beet Hummus

    Denise Woodward
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    I have been obsessed with beet hummus at a local restaurant that I do not get to go to as much as I’d like.  To be honest, when I do go there it is for the hummus, at least the beet hummus.  While I love the one they serve, I always think it could be a wee bit better, which meant I came home and got to work.  This recipe is for a Spicy Roasted Beet Hummus, is completely different then the traditional beet hummus they serve. We are big hummus eaters over here, and you can usually find some in the fridge.  It is great for quick lunches as well as a light snack during the day.  Not…
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    Foodess

  • How to maintain, harvest and enjoy a Vegetable Container Garden

    Jennifer Pallian
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    4 garden care tips to care for your edible plants in pots - including plant food, pest management, pruning and more.Continue reading
  • Cardamom-Plum Cake

    Jennifer Pallian
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    A fluffy, tender, cardamom-scented cake studded and topped with juicy, ripe plums.Continue reading
  • Strawberry-Lemon Mascarpone Cream Tart

    Jennifer Pallian
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    A luscious mascarpone tart with fresh strawberries piled on a creamy lemon filling in a graham cracker crust.Continue reading
  • Grilled Chicken with Chipotle-Peach BBQ Sauce

    Jennifer Pallian
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Juicy spice-rubbed chicken grilled with spicy Chipotle-Peach BBQ sauce (which would be perfect on pork chops or shrimp skewers, too!)Continue reading
  • Poriyal: South Indian Coconut Stir Fry

    Jennifer Pallian
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Poriyal (or Thoran) is a South Indian coconut stir fry with green beans or other veggies (very versatile!). It's a fresh, DELICIOUS Indian side dish.Continue reading
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    Edible Garden

  • Sago Payasam - Easy Sago Payasam Recipe for Onam Step by Step

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Learn how to make Sago Payasam with sago, also known as javvarisi in Tamil, chavvari in Malayalam, and tapioca pearls in English (since they are made from tapioca starch). Onam was always special growing up. Kerala comes alive during this time more than at any other and everyone joins in the celebrations. It's also the first 10-day break we get from school and college after they reopen post summer. So Onam meant a break after the first round of serious exams and tests, new clothes, pookkalam, songs, dance, and food. Of course the food, the Onam sadya.Click here for a list of Onam menu items…
  • Eggless Banana Walnut Bread Recipe, Eggless Banana Bread Step by Step

    9 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Banana bread is one of my favourite things. There's something to be said about the consistency of a banana bread, so intriguingly named because it's actually more like a cake than bread but can be toasted like bread and with some salted butter on the side and a cup of coffee - ah, delicious! Some amazing banana-based recipes for you:Banana bread recipe with eggsBanana cake with cream cheese frostingEggless banana chocolate cakeOatmeal cookies with banana and choc chipsI baked my first banana bread with macadamias and it was a wonderful coincidence because the banana bread I tasted on my first…
  • Easy Fish Curry Recipe with Coconut Milk - Coconut Milk Fish Curry Recipe

    18 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Learn how to make an easy Indian-style fish curry with coconut milk, one of my go-to fish recipes, especially when entertaining.As you guys know, I am from Kerala and not vegetarian so that would mean I love fish. The gorgeous river fish so easily available there lends itself well to a variety of fish dishes, mostly served with rice, but some like fish moilee also go with idiyappam and palappam. If you plan to make your own coconut milk, this fish curry would taste absolutely heavenly but store-bought coconut milk works in a pinch too (and is usually what I go for). You can choose to go with…
  • Grilled Vegetable Sandwich Recipe, Easy Indian Evening Snacks

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Grilled vegetable sandwich recipe featuring boiled potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, a generous amount of butter, and some spicy chutney. In case the name is confusing, this is a sandwich that is grilled with a vegetable filling, not a sandwich with a filling of grilled vegetables. Or, did I just confuse you all further? :)Anyway, this is my kind of sandwich, you guys. It's immensely versatile and you can have one for breakfast, a snack, at a picnic, served a party, you know? One of those wonderful evening snack recipes that turn out great each time and can show up anywhere and look like its…
  • Dry Chilli Prawns Recipe - How to make Indian Chilli Prawns

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    This is a recipe for Chilli Prawns made the Indian-Chinese way. I rarely cook with prawns partly because TH can't share but mostly because the prawns we get in Singapore are farmed and not as tasty. That said, I do like an occasional dish with prawns, especially on the spicy side. Making any Indo-Chinese dish requires preparation in advance and chilli prawns is no different. I batter-fried the prawns first and then made the rest of the dish but in retrospect, pan frying them would have worked just as well, maybe better. I'll surely try that next time but if you want to experiment that way,…
 
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  • Contemporary French in a Cozy, Downtown Setting

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    18 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    BY BETH KAISERMAN La Sirene 558 Broome St. between 6th Ave. and Varick St. South Village lasirenenyc.com/212-925-3061   With fast-casual dining now ubiquitous, it’s nice to sit down to a proper French meal once in a while. La Sirene is tucked in a cozy pocket in an area called South Village, south of Greenwich Village [...]
  • French-African Delights in Gramercy Park – Review of Ponty Bistro

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    30 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Ponty Bistro 218 Third Ave. between 18th and 19th St. Gramercy pontybistro.com/212-777-1616 Chef Alhadji A. Cisse has been serving French and African delights at neighborhood spot Ponty Bistro since 2008. His modern takes on both cuisines highlight fresh ingredients with his own updates, twists and turns combining the flavors of West Africa [...]
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  • Pesto Spaghetti Zoodles with Heirloom Tomatoes

    Lori Lange
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a recipe that can help you use up garden zucchini:  Pesto Spaghetti Zoodles with Heirloom Tomatoes I have been totally enamored with zoodles these days.  It turns out that zoodles (zucchini noodles) are a great way to satisfy the craving for actual “noodles.”  They spiral up just like classic noodles, but the carbs are magically not there at all!  Your brain is tricked into thinking that it’s eating pasta, but you’re really eating zucchini… and it’s delicious!Continue Reading Pesto Spaghetti Zoodles with Heirloom Tomatoes... ©2015…
  • Weekly Menu Plan #11

    Lori Lange
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week! We are on week ELEVEN of our weekly menu plan! We hope you have been enjoying each week of the recipes specifically designed to help you in your recipe planning. We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to bring you this custom weekly menu plan. We are sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week. Just click any of the recipe titles or pictures to get the recipe. Here’s a little about how we plan our week:…
  • No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Bars

    Lori Lange
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a simple recipe that is always a big hit at a BBQ: No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Bars As it turns out, there are very few summer days left in this season.  Just a few more weekends to go, and then we’ll be grabbing sweaters in the morning and thinking about putting our patio furniture away.  I plan on milking every last drop of sunshine out of it and enjoying our backyard for as long as we can stand it.  Eating outdoors is our favorite.  And we love having friends over to enjoy it with us.  This so simple dessert is a good one to serve at a barbecue where there are plenty of…
  • Summer Macaroni Salad

    Gina Kleinworth
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Need an easy side dish for all those great barbecued dinner recipes? This Summer Macaroni Salad is the perfect complement to all those grilling dishes. We love to grill our dinner as often as possible. It’s still warm enough that we don’t want to turn on the oven if it can be avoided. So the grill is in heavy use now and will still be for at least another couple months. That means I am always looking to create great side dishes that are minimal prep and keep the kitchen cool too. It’s even better if they require very little clean up. This simple Summer Macaroni Salad is…
  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s another one of everyone’s favorite posts:  Things I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See! Here are a couple of delicious recipes I shared on Parade Magazine’s blog recently:  BLUEBERRY ZUCCHINI BREAD and CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE.  You’d never know there was zucchini inside.  Zucchini acts much like bananas do in banana bread- they provide some great moisture for the baked good.  These are both really great recipes.Continue Reading Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | One commentThe post Stuff…
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    Tamarind and Thyme

  • The Salon de Thé at the Grande Mosquée de Paris

    Su-Lin
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    For our last few hours in Paris that weekend, we walked. We walked across the river, through the Jardin des Plantes, through to the Grande Mosquée de Paris, where we were to stop for a drink and a bite. For yes, the Grande Mosquée has a restaurant, a hammam and a salon de thé in its little garden and all of them appear to be very popular. The food served appears to be Tunisian/Moroccan and it all reminded us of our time in Marseille last year. We found a table in the shade and from the roving waiter, we ordered two teas and from the counter within the building, I ordered two pastries. The…
  • La Régalade Conservatoire, Paris

    Su-Lin
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    We spent our wedding anniversary in Paris! Yeah, it sounds romantic but I forgot about it until late in the day – haha! Luckily, I had planned ahead and already booked a table for dinner at La Régalade Conservatoire, the third and newest location of La Régalade under chef Bruno Doucet. TimeOut Paris even called it one of the most romantic restaurants in Paris; I was sold. We arrived to a warm welcome with excellent service throughout the entire meal. There’s a menu for dinner – 3 courses for €37, with supplements for some of the specials of the day. We started with a…
  • The Salon de Thé at Jacques Genin, Paris

    Su-Lin
    15 Aug 2015 | 1:42 pm
    We stopped for tea that first afternoon after our time in the Musée Picasso in the 3eme and as we were nearby, I dragged Blai to Jacques Genin’s shop. The one on rue de Turenne has a small salon de thé where you can taste his famous chocolates and caramels as well as pastries. His other shop on the other side of the river is just that – a shop. We settled into a sofa in the lovely air conditioned room. There’s a menu but the waitress also rattled off the various flavours and other pastries also available (and I believe they are made in the laboratory upstairs). We chose a…
  • Breizh Café, Paris

    Su-Lin
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    We finally made it to Breizh Cafe on this Paris trip; this restaurant specialises in the galettes and crepes from Brittany and is probably on everyone’s list of places to eat in Paris. I’d recommend getting there soon after their opening time for lunch if you’re trying to get a table without a reservation; and even if you have a reservation, don’t be surprised if you’re seated in their shop next door (it’s perfectly normal though we saw some tourists leave in a huff when presented with that option). We got there about 15 minutes after they opened and got a…
  • Les Niçois, Paris

    Su-Lin
    9 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    We spent last weekend in Paris – it was a much needed break from work though it did feel like we traded one city full of tourists for another. That said, I love the change of culture, of language, of scenery. On Friday evening, we caught a Eurostar train to Paris, checked into our hotel in the 11eme and then headed straight out to find the nearby Les Niçois, a bar/restaurant that brings the French Riviera to Paris. It was crowded on that Friday night but we just managed to find the last two seats in the place. We also managed to order food just before the kitchen closed and we dined…
 
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    Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

  • Amaro Lucano Afternoon Refresher

    The Food Hunter
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Amaro Lucano is a Southern Italian herbal liqueur made from over 30 macerated herbs and essential oils. Originally created in 1894 by a family-owned company based in the small town of Pisticci it gained notoriety after the company became the official supplier to the House of Savoy whose coat of arms appears on the label. Amaro Lucano is light brown in color and has a bittersweet flavor. Though commonly served as a digestif after a meal, I enjoy it mixed with cold brewed coffee and seltzer water as a mid-day refresher. Chilled with ice it's a bold, slightly sweet beverage…
  • 5 Tips To Help You Get Started Eating Organic & A Nutritious Breakfast Recipe

    The Food Hunter
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter The reasons for why you should eat organic are solid: To keep chemicals out of our body and the environment. To enjoy better taste, texture & flavor. To avoid artificial growth hormones and antibiotics found in meat and dairy. To support farmers that have invested in growing foods without toxic synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. But how do you start? Changing your eating habits all at once is hard, and not something I would suggest doing. In this situation little steps make a big difference. Below are 5 tips to help you get started eating organic: 1. Start on a…
  • Stone Fruit Cobbler

    The Food Hunter
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter As the name implies stone fruits are fruits that contain large, to them, stones/seeds. Fruits like peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and even cherries are considered stone fruits. Native to warm climates the fruits are at their peak from June-September and be used in a variety of recipes, both sweet and savory. Check out the recipe round-up below. Once again I am filling in as part of this month's Progressive Eats Dinner Party. Timing couldn't be better, as I had already planned to make Frog Hollow Farm Cafe's Stone Fruit Cobbler found on Bon Appetit. There's no crust…
  • Sausage, Fennel & Onions over Pecorino Mashed Idaho® Potatoes

    The Food Hunter
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter After a long day at work, I walk in the house and my stomach immediately starts growling. My first thought is too cook something quick that will fill me up, but I don’t want to sacrifice taste or eat something unhealthy. That’s why I love eating potatoes for dinner; they are nutritious, filling and taste delicious. Potatoes are low in fat, high in fiber and a key source of vitamins & nutrients. I know some will say potatoes have a lot of carbohydrates, and they do, but the majority of those carbs are complex, which helps keep you feeling full longer. Whipped…
  • Fun Times at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa with Foodies In Phoenix

    The Food Hunter
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Back in early July I joined 4 other food & travel bloggers from around the US in an exploration of food, drink and resorts in Phoenix. Part of our trip included a stay at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, a private scotch tasting in their Scotch library and dinner at the hotel's high-end restaurant, Deseo. The Westin is a beautiful resort, located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, with spacious guestrooms offering either a private balcony or terrace. You'll want to be sure and request a room with a view of the lush golf course and sweeping mountain range. Dining…
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    Farmgirl Fare

  • Recipe: Lemon Rosemary Zucchini Bread

    Farmgirl Susan
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Lemon zest and fresh rosemary add a flavorful twist to this just-sweet-enough quick bread (recipe here).Zucchini bread recipes are a dime a dozen, but this Lemon Rosemary Zucchini Bread really stands out from the crowd.This is not a savory quick bread, but it calls for less sugar than many zucchini bread recipes, along with some whole wheat flour and olive oil, so it doesn't feel like you're eating cake for breakfast. (Not that there's anything wrong with eating cake for breakfast.) It also makes a delicious afternoon snack.The flavors of the rosemary and lemon are pleasantly subtle, but you…
  • Recipe: Greek Style Panzanella Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Pan-Fried Olive Oil Croutons

    Farmgirl Susan
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:05 pm
    This traditional Italian bread salad is given a Greek twist with feta cheese and kalamata olives. Crunchy pan-fried olive oil croutons are hard to resist (recipe here).I'm so happy that the pretty little fruits on my two big Sun Sugar cherry tomato plants have finally started to ripen because this Greek Style Panzanella Salad is one of my favorite summer recipes. I'd never been a fan of panzanella, which I always thought of as soggy bread salad, until a few years ago when I came across Ina Garten's Greek style version.I have five words for you: pan-fried olive oil croutons.This colorful salad…
  • Baker's Blues by Judi Hendricks: A Giveaway and Conversation with the Author

    Farmgirl Susan
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    One of the best things about writing Farmgirl Fare for the past ten (!) years has been making friends and meeting so many wonderful people from around the world.I was already a huge fan of Judith Ryan Hendricks' Bread Alone and The Baker's Apprentice when Lisa Munley at TLC Book Tours contacted me back in 2009 to see if I was interested in being part of a tour for Judi's new book, The Laws of Harmony.Of course I jumped at the chance (and loved the book), and Judi and I have been great friends ever since, emailing back and forth and chatting on the phone every couple of months for…
  • Easy Blueberry Bonanza Bars with Streusel and Oats — Recipe and Rave Reviews

    Farmgirl Susan
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Celebrate a blueberry bonanza with this super popular triple layer, anytime sweet treat (recipe here).These scrumptious Blueberry Bonanza Breakfast Bars are my favorite way to celebrate blueberry season. They can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries, and they don't have to be eaten for breakfast. I originally wrote about them back in 2006, and they've been one of my most popular recipes ever since.Don't let the three separate layers scare you away; they come together quickly and you only need to dirty up two mixing bowls. They also freeze beautifully. With the oatmeal…
  • Recipe: Savory Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto Pie with an Easy Cheesy Biscuit Crust

    Farmgirl Susan
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Scared of pie dough? This easy biscuit crust is perfect for beginners (recipe here).It wouldn't be summer on the farm without a shout out for this longtime favorite recipe from the Farmgirl Fare recipe archives. Enjoy! Are there ripe tomatoes in your neck of the woods yet? I was really behind with spring planting in the kitchen garden this year (no surprise there!) so it's still going to be a while before we're picking any tomatoes from our 23 plants, but that's okay. We had a whopping five inches of rain in three days last week (unheard of in July; the creek is even running…
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    Tiny Farmhouse

  • This Week in the Garden – Early-August and so much mess

    Amy
    9 Aug 2015 | 4:14 pm
    To avoid the mess that is our early-August garden, let’s start with one of the better looking spots in the garden, like, say this volunteer sunflower in the herb bed that has 11 flower heads coming off of one robust stalk. We’ll just ogle this one flower and its honeybee friend for a moment before moving on to less lovely sights. Not that a tomato bed that looks like it could eat you isn’t a lovely sight – mainly because that’s hyperbole and obviously isn’t going to happen – but also, and primarily - because there are just so many tomatoes. So many.
  • This week in the garden – mid-June: peonies, porch, and freaking caterpillars

    Amy
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:35 pm
    And also zucchini. Because I planted zucchini silly-early this year and took my frost-dodging chances. Actually, I’ve been planting zucchini and summer squash early for the last few years, usually by May 14 or 15, which is a bit dicey here in southeastern Massachusetts. But this year, we were away at the beginning of May through mid-May, so I decided to go with a May 2nd planting. It seemed pretty renegade at the time, but it’s paying big dividends now, as the zucchini is ready for harvest just as the asparagus is fading into a frilly, frond-y memory. The lettuce is, um, ready for…
  • Bring on the flowers

    Amy
    29 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    It’s here. It’s here! Yes, yes, unofficially, summer is here, but officially – definitely officially – the growing season is here. Ahhhhhhh. Thank you Mother Nature. It was looking a little rough there for a while, namely from January 27th through mid-April, but it is really here, and we are celebrating with flowers. Flowers in the ground, flowers in pots, flowers in hanging baskets. Please, please, more flowers. Bring on the flowers. Don’t get me wrong, the vegetable garden is of utmost importance here, of course it is – but after so much white and gray and blah and cold for so…
  • This Week in the Garden – Early May

    Amy
    6 May 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Ahhhh, to have spring back. And the garden back. A few weeks ago, nearly all of the rails in our split rail fence were in pieces. JR was kind enough to replace all of them, giving us that warm, delusional feeling that the garden is protected from deer. Last weekend kicked off the start of a stretch of warm – um, spring-like, weather here. Not bad for early May! Trees all around the neighborhood are starting to look alive, and our tomatoes were ready for transplanting to larger pots. For the record, blue masking tape does not actually adhere to those little peat pots. Also, I don’t…
  • This Week in the Garden: Late March

    Amy
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Alternately, we could call this post “This Week in Thawing” because we’re not really outdoor gardening so much here. Not to belabor the fact – surely you’ve heard enough about New England’s awful winter, but, yes. There is still snow on the ground here at the end of March. Snowed last night, in fact (though the one inch that dropped is now gone, thankfully). However, what’s left of the four blizzard winter snowfall is such a small amount now that it is actually starting to feel like spring. And we have seeds started indoors, which feels like a small…
 
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    Food Loves Writing

  • My Favorite Kale Salad

    Shanna Mallon
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Last night, Tim, Rocco and I returned home after a full week away, driving first to Ohio and then to Chicago to see family, celebrate my birthday and give Rocco his first experience with a real road trip. Our boy was born into a family that has to travel to see its family, so we figured he may as well start learning what that’s like now, in the early days, when he’s all of just two months old. The way there was broken up by a night in Ohio, at Tim’s sister’s house, where we ate perfectly grilled chicken and decadent chocolate mousse cake alongside Italian-style green…
  • one month in

    Shanna Mallon
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Yesterday at the doctor’s office, Rocco weighed a little over nine pounds. Nine pounds! Nine pounds might not seem like a lot, especially to my friend Jenna, whose baby came out two weeks after Rocco already weighing more than he does now, but, for a little guy who left the hospital one month ago today (!) only weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces, nine pounds sounds pretty incredible. And, to a mama who’s already logged thousands of nursing minutes into an iPad app that led to those nine pounds, it sounds like some kind of small victory at the least. He’s growing! We’re doing…
  • HE’S HERE \\ Meet Rocco Timothy

    Shanna Mallon
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:26 pm
    One week ago today I was already days into labor, breathing through contractions at our house, believing any minute our baby would arrive. In fact, Rocco Timothy came into the world hours after that, Saturday, June 27, at 7:35 p.m., a little nugget not quite six-and-a-half pounds, with a full head of hair, adorable lips and the longest newborn fingers and toes. Everyone says he looks like Tim, which is a compliment to both of them if you’re asking me, and, from the moment we met him, he has stolen our hearts away with his tiny features, accidental smiles and kissable baby cheeks. I have…
  • Simple Buttermilk Biscuits from Jessica Fechtor’s Stir

    Shanna Mallon
    13 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    “You can cook for one. A fried egg and toast, a potato with cottage cheese, a single artichoke, steamed. Baking, on the other hand? I don’t care how big your sweet tooth is, you can’t eat all those cookies alone. You bake to share. Baking means you have more than enough: more flour, more butter, more eggs, to make more cake than you need for just you. It means you have something to give away. Baking is an act of generosity and thereby an act of freedom, since to be generous is to be free from the smallness of thinking only of yourself. Illness had made me dwell unnaturally…
  • Maple Blueberry Coconut Oil Scones Made with Einkorn Flour (Dairy-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free)

    Shanna Mallon
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:10 pm
    I had a meltdown this weekend, full and total, lots of crying, the way pregnant women (or maybe especially this pregnant woman) are prone to do. Being pregnant has been weirdly easy for me physically—today at Trader Joe’s, the sweet cashier asked me how far along I am, “37 weeks!” I said, and she gave a sympathetic nod with her sarcastic “oh, man, I bet you’re feeling great.” Then I had to say, actually, I am! Falling asleep is different than it used to be, I have this whole pillow arrangement I’m pretty married to now, and I’ve noticed…
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    White on Rice Couple

  • Baked Cherry Tomato, Goat Cheese & Ricotta Dip

    Todd &#38; Diane
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    Everyone who comes to our house for dinner or shows up on-set to one of our studio shoot knows that we aren’t kidding when we say “come hungry”. Last week we had clients come to one of our shoots and as always, we give them basic directions, map, call-time info. In that email also said, “come hungry”. Even our neighbors who come over for dinner ask what they can bring. We tell them to “bring an appetite”.  Yes, we’re slightly obsessed with cooking and feeding and we’re even more guilty of having way too many courses. We just can’t…
  • Oven Roast Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Bacon, Mushroom & Ricotta

    Todd &#38; Diane
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:32 am
    When we were first dating way back in 1996, our collective fascination and love for food was intense. Even aside from our busy 6-days-a-week work schedules, we still found time to obsess over ingredients that most of our friends found peculiar. Rather than head to the bar or night club, we were sizzling up the kitchen with late night dinner and new recipes. Our lovely roommates never complained because they always had a meal to come home to, so all their encouragement just fed the fire to our food-obsessions.  In our valuable one day off, it was decided on the day that the local farmers…
  • Crispy Vietnamese Pork Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

    Todd &#38; Diane
    5 Aug 2015 | 7:19 am
    When it comes to food, what makes Summer produce so significant isn’t always about heirloom tomatoes and stone fruits. Sure, we all love the classic seasonal produce (even obsess over them at times), but truly one of the forgotten treasures of Summer lies beyond the peach, plums and tomatoes. Let’s give thanks, appreciation and more love to the delicate zucchini flower. remove center stamen and arils  It’s this time of year that we relish in zucchini flowers and as we call it, the forgotten jewel of Summer vegetables. Years ago, almost 18 to be exact, we were fascinated…
  • Olive Oil Zucchini Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

    Todd &#38; Diane
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Let’s talk cake. We’ve had some in-depth conversations about some of our favorite desserts and why they always make their way onto our table. Cake holds a very high rank on our list, but only if it fits a few criteria. Our expectations of cake are really quite simple which is why this layer cake you see above is our go-to cake, especially when we have a bountiful zucchini year.  The criteria? First and foremost, we like un-fussy cakes that don’t need to look like they’re going to win a beauty pageant. We can leave it to the folks on the Food Network shows. Our…
  • “Inside a Watermelon” Margaritas – Fresh & Perfect For A Crowd

    Todd &#38; Diane
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Our love for fresh watermelon this time of year grows as the watermelons become more sweet as they ripen on the vine. We went as far as to share our tip on spanking a watermelon to find the ripest and juiciest one. This technique has definitely helped us during our raging watermelon cravings while enduring this humid Southern California summer. But nothing is as fun and funny as this “inside a watermelon” juicing technique that we saw on buzzfeed and our friend Deb’s post on Facebook.  Here’s a quickie video of our margarita version:  This recipe for making…
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    Bay Area Bites

  • How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

    NPR Food
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:59 pm
    If you’re tuned into the world of beer, you may be aware of sour beers — a loosely defined style that has been made for centuries but is gaining fresh appreciation in today’s craft beer renaissance. Brewers make these beers by deliberately adding bacteria and, sometimes, wild yeast to the brew, then letting them age slowly. It sounds weird, but sours can be delicious — tart and earthy, and redolent of things like leather, fruit and wood. They’re also very hard to make, requiring months or years of letting the beer gradually mature in the cellar. And all the while,…
  • Bay Area Bites Guide to 6 Favorite Falafel Joints in the Bay

    Kate Williams
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    As much as enthusiastic fried chickpea eaters would like to disagree, the Bay Area is not a falafel town. (Okay, the Bay Area is also definitely not a town, so forgive the figure of speech.) There are dozens upon dozens of Middle Eastern delis slinging the round orbs of fried ground beans, but most are — at best — doing a mediocre job. Dip on over to Yelp and you’ll find each of these delis with at least a 3 ½ star rating, with reviewers equally split between those decrying dense, leaden falafels and those gleefully shouting: “Best. Falafel. Ever!!!!!” So what is a Bay-bound…
  • In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

    NPR Food
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    Listen to the Story on All Things Considered: http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/atc/2015/08/20150825_atc_in_the_hunt_for_the_perfect_sugar_substitute_another_candidate_emerges.mp3 There’s a new candidate in the century-old quest for perfect, guiltless sweetness. I encountered it at the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, a combination of Super Bowl, Mecca, and Disneyland for the folks who put the processing in processed food. It was right in the middle of the vast exhibition hall, at the Tate & Lyle booth. This is the company that introduced the British Empire…
  • Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

    NPR Food
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Listen to the Story on Morning Edition: http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2015/08/20150827_me_farmworkers_see_jobs_earnings_shrivel_in_california_drought.mp3 More than 21,000 people are out of work this year from California’s drought, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The majority are in agriculture. Those farmworkers lucky enough to have a job are often working harder for less money. Leaning forward and crouching from the waist, Anastacio picks strawberries from plants about as tall as his knees. We’re not using his last name because Anastacio and…
  • Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

    NPR Food
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Listen to the Story on Morning Edition: http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2015/08/20150827_me_despite_the_drought_california_farms_see_record_sales.mp3 While prolonged drought has strained California agriculture, most of the state’s farms, it seems, aren’t just surviving it: They are prospering. The environment, though, that’s another story. We’ll get to that. But first, the prosperity. According to new figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2014, the year the drought really hit, California’s farmers sold $54 billion worth of crops like almonds…
 
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    Marx Foods Blog

  • Experiencing the Little in Little Uncle

    Matthew
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    The Marx Foods video team recently visited Thai restaurant Little Uncle, home to Peek’s Pantry – producers of the hibiscus soda, fresh curry paste, bun jam and prik pon sold in the Marx Foods retail store. Little Uncle is quite possibly the smallest restaurant I’ve ever seen – three, sometimes four staff members crammed into a small, narrow space smaller than some food trucks.  They’re working at a counter with just enough room for them to squeeze past each other. The staff doesn’t say much as they stir fry vegetables and meat on little induction burners, but something about…
  • Lox on Homemade Caraway & Dill Bread

    Matthew
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Lox on Homemade Caraway & Dill Bread   Tired of bagels and cream cheese?  Here’s a different way to serve lox.  Light, fluffy caraway & dill bread “buns” with bright pickled onions, crème fraiche, cucumber and pea shoots.   Drink Pairings: Bloody Mary’s, Coffee, or Mimosas   Ingredients:                         Makes 20 Servings 20oz Lox (1oz per sandwich – we used Sockeye Lox) 2 ½ cups Crème Fraiche (2 tbsp per sandwich) Pea Shoots 1 Cucumber, thinly sliced on the bias   Bread: 2 cups All Purpose Flour, plus up to ½ cup…
  • Marx Foods Breakfast Challenge Winner!

    Becca Lee
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Four Seattle area food bloggers recently participated in our Marx Foods Breakfast Challenge. Each blogger received a $50 credit to our Seattle retail store so they could source some great ingredients to whip up the breakfast of their dreams – and boy were their dishes ever dreamy! Fortunately, we didn’t have to choose a winner on our own- we had your help! In addition to our staff vote, we also asked the participating bloggers to weigh in on their favorite recipes, and held a public vote. The results were as follows: – Public Vote Winner: The Modern Proper – Blogger Vote…
  • New Products in August

    Becca Lee
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    August has been a busy month for new products! Check out all the great items we’ve added this month. Pack a Flavor Punch! We’re big fans of the bright, briny, umami-packed flavor that Preserved Lemons bring to the table. They’re great in everything from vegetable dishes to braises, and from aioli to soups! If you’re already a fan of Preserved Lemons, you’ve got to try Preserved Rangpur Limes. Actually a sour variety of mandarin, Rangpur Limes bring a sharper, spicier, almost saffron-like flavor to your dishes. You can use them as you would Preserved Lemons, but we especially…
  • Venison Tenderloin w/ Celery Root Puree

    Matthew
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    Venison Tenderloin with Brown Butter Celery Root Puree & Wilted Pea Shoots The tenderloin is a lighter flavored, exceptionally tender cut of venison – here we’ve paired it with a creamy, slightly nutty brown butter celery root puree, fruity-tangy balsamic vinegar and delicate wilted pea shoots. Wine Pairing: Left Bank Bordeaux Ingredients:                                       Makes 2-4 Servings 1 Venison Tenderloin 2 tbsp High Heat Oil (Canola, Peanut or Safflower) 1 1/2oz Pea Shoots (we used Farmbox Greens Pea Shoots) 1 tbsp Marcona Almonds,…
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    blog.foodista.com

  • The Beauty of Beans: Slow Cooker Curry Lentils

    lrodrigues
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Cranberry, black, pinto, kidney, broad, speckled - at first glance you might think I am talking about horse breeds or types of flowers but beans are just as colorful and interesting.  Many corners of the world rely on the humble legume as their main source of protein.
  • How To Buy The Best Sea Scallops

    ajeanroy
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Living right on the coast, our seasonal eating is not like our friends in the midwest. Tourists stand in line for hours to eat a single pound lobster, and we freeze them in 50 pound batches for winter eating.
  • 5 Ways to Spruce Up a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    lrodrigues
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Peanut butter and jelly is the classic school lunch standby. Most parents keep bread and a jar of each on hand at all times. While there is certainly nothing wrong with sticking to tradition, it can get overstated from time to time.
  • The Beauty of Homemade Condiments

    ajeanroy
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:43 pm
    To be honest, condiments are the unsung heroes of any dish. Who out there can relate to an overcooked hamburger being saved by creamy mayonnaise or chicken coming to life with a marinade of spicy mustard and honey?
  • A Veggie Sandwich tha Even the Kids Will Love

    lrodrigues
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Parents, myself included, get stuck in the school lunch rut.  We run on auto-pilot, churning peanut butter and jelly  and bologna and cheese sandwiches like a well oiled machine.
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    ecomii food & health alternative blog

  • Chill Out with Quick and Easy, Dairy-Free and Delicious Nice Cream

    Sherry Brooks
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    No treat is as satisfying on a hot summer day as ice cream. This creamy frozen delight can cool the body and soothe the soul, however ice cream is very high in calories, fat and saturated fat and can put a considerable crimp in your diet. No worries! You can enjoy rich tasting ice cream [...]
  • California Drought ~Who’s Really Using Up Most Of the Water?

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    15 Aug 2015 | 2:18 pm
      Some scapegoat almonds, while ignoring the cow in the room. California is experiencing one of its worst droughts on record. The Golden State is home to an agricultural industry with more than 400 commodities and produces nearly half of the vegetables, fruits and nuts gown in the country.  Across the nation, US consumers regularly [...]
  • Party for Less

    Sherry Brooks
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Connections with others are truly important. Celebrating over a lovely meal is a great way to keep those connections thriving; however, entertaining can take a bite out of the budget. Tips to entertain with style, affordably Send electronic invitations for free with easy management of RSVPs at paperlesspost.com or evite.com. Guests shine when they are [...]
  • Prevent Cancer Costs by Preventing Cancer

    Neal Barnard M.D.
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    A new report shows that global spending on cancer drugs reached $100 billion last year – a 10.3 percent increase from 2013. Experts predict that, at this rate, spending on cancer medicine will reach $147 billion by 2018. But, we could potentially save billions by halting the rise of lifestyle cancers. Approximately one-third of cancer [...]
  • Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
      People choose what they eat based on their belief system, which can include health, environmental, cultural or religious ideals; decisions that carry over to what they feed their family and their pets. In addition to health, ecological and religious concerns, vegetarians and particularly vegans are repulsed by meat consumption and driven by compassion for [...]
 
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    Meal Makeover Moms Kitchen

  • Add Good Nutrition to After-School Snacks with a Recipe for Super Strawberry Yogurt Pops

    Meal Makeover Moms
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    Cool off and refuel in the afternoon with these all-natural, no sugar added Super Strawberry Yogurt Pops. They’re perfect for the last lazy days of summer … or as a refreshing after-school snack for kids who’ve already gone back to school.We’re all about easy when we’re busy … and we’re all about packing in as much nutrition as possible when it comes to our kids. This three-ingredient recipe for frozen strawberry yogurt pops hits the spot for health, ease, and kid appeal.Cool off and refuel the kids after school w/ these no-sugar-added Super…
  • An After-School Snack: Peanut Butter Yogurt Banana Dip

    Meal Makeover Moms
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    Say it ain’t so! Summer is coming to an end, and it’s back-to-school time … already!As kids across the country head back to school, parents are scrambling to get back into a healthy mealtime and snack routine. To make that daunting task a tad bit easier, try our easy and nutritious Peanut Butter Yogurt Banana Dip. Got picky eaters? No worries: They’ll love it.Look at all those fun, kid-friendly dippers!Apple Wedges Graham Crackers Whole Grain Pretzels Celery SticksPeanut Butter Yogurt Banana Dip = a healthy after-school snack for kids #nutrition #snackClick To TweetIf…
  • Raspberry Farm Tour + A Recipe for Spicy Raspberry Salsa

    Janice
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:04 am
    Imagine spending two days walking through fields of perfectly ripe, ruby-red raspberries (munching all the way!) and then driving a mile down the road to see those same raspberries cleaned, flash frozen, and placed gently into boxes or bags for shipment to grocery stores and foodservice providers nationwide.Along with six other foodies, I was recently invited to attend an educational raspberry harvest event in Lynden, WA, sponsored by the National Processed Raspberry Council (NPRC). (Did you know that nearly 90% of the frozen raspberries produced in the U.S. come from this area of the…
  • How to Cook with Beet Greens + a Recipe for Beet Green Omelet {Podcast #272}

    Meal Makeover Moms
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    Don’t toss those greens! The next time you roast up a bunch of beets, go ahead and trim, wash, and sauté the mild-flavored greens and use them in this nutrient rich, protein-packed Beet Green Omelet.Tune in to this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast to hear all about the nutritional benefits of beets and how to roast them as well as our newest recipes for Beet and Strawberry Smoothies, Turkey Beetballs, and this Beet Green Omelet.Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our show on iTunes.Links discussed on podcast: – How to make the perfect omelet – video on YouTube.
  • How to Roast Beets + a Recipe for Turkey Beetballs and Spaghetti

    Meal Makeover Moms
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    We dig beets.This hearty root vegetable is good for your heart, helps athletes run faster and longer, and it’s also versatile, so you can add them to everything from smoothies and salads to these turkey meatballs.Roasting beets brings out their natural sweetness, which makes for a truly family-friendly side dish. Read on for tips on how to roast beets to perfection and how to “weave” them into hearty meatballs.How to Roast Beets– Preheat the oven to 400°F.– Trim the stalk and root ends of the beets. Reserve the leaves for later use (we’ll tell you more…
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    SaltShaker

  • Nikkei – Ground Zero

    dan
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Maybe ground zero is the wrong term – it isn’t as if Mitsuharu Tsumura, or Micha, the chef at Maido, invented nikkei cuisine. It was around long before he was born. But there’s no question that he’s one of the stars of the modern nikkei movement (nikkei is the term for Peruvian – Japanese fusion cooking, the sort of thing that seems to be taking the world by storm the last few years), and his restaurant garnered 11th in 2013 and 7th in 2014 in the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants listing. And, he’s “written the book” on the history and…
  • Try IK, You Might Like IK

    dan
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    So I think I have this straight. There was a well known chef in Lima, Ivan Kisic, and he was opening a restaurant here in Miraflores about three years ago. He died shortly before opening night in a car crash. His family decided that in tribute to him, they’d continue with his plans for the restaurant, and his cousin, also a chef, who was working in Spain with Albert Adría, came back to run it. She stayed for awhile, but it wasn’t her dream, so she moved on. Adría had gotten involved in the meantime, consulting with her, and he agreed to stay on as a consultant – flying in…
  • ámaZ-ing?

    dan
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    You may recall a couple of years ago I had lunch with some Lima friends at ámaZ here in Miraflores, where I’m back for a three day food binge before returning to BA. (Like I really need more food. I foresee a whole lot of salad eating over the upcoming weeks.) I liked the food, but didn’t like the service style or the menu “rules”. But I thought I’d give it a try on my own and see how it went, because, well, I really liked the food. Now, vague memory, the menu is the same – I don’t think there’s been even a jot of change to it in terms of…
  • Dining In in Trujillo

    dan
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    Colombia and Ecuador behind us, it was time for a visit to Henry’s family in Trujillo. Things have come a long way since my first time nine years ago. (Here, here, here and here.) Bit by bit, Henry has been helping his family out (technically, it’s his property to begin with, inherited from his grandparents) – the house that I showed pictures of now has either concrete or tile flooring throughout, a roof over it, doors and windows, running water and electricity (with actual outlets) 24/7 (still no hot water, that’s next on his list), kitchen appliances and a real table…
  • Six “Cozies”

    dan
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    There’s a whole genre of “literature” that is referred to as “cozies”. Wikipedia defines it as: “a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. The term was first coined in the late 20th century when various writers produced work in an attempt to re-create the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.” Most “gourmet” or “chef” mysteries fall into the category. I enjoy them in general; they’re light, easy…
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  • Fall Decor & Promos with Velvet Pumpkins

    lovefeasttable
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Our friends at House of TurquoiseShabby Creek Cottage and Edith and Evelyn are all hosting Plush Pumpkin giveaways & promotions! So go visit each of these sites, check out the beautiful pictures of the Plush Pumpkins, pin some to your favorite pinterest boards and enter to win the giveaways from their sites. Cindy from Edith and Evelyn shares this about her Plush Pumpkins ~ “Every year, I’m always excited to get out my velvet pumpkins from LoveFeast Shop. They are the most luxurious velvet pumpkins I’ve ever found, and they are perfect for display in any room of the house! “ Our…
  • Mix and Match Velvet Plush Pumpkins

    LoveFeast
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Did you know we have Velvet Plush Pumpkins, Acorns, Mushrooms and Hearts in 40 different colors? You can mix and match to make your own set or choose from one from our 24 sets that are designed for you!  With your unique style and 40 colors to choose from the possibilities are endless! LoveFeast Shop exclusively carries online, the complete line of the exquisitely handmade Plush Pumpkin products. There’s no better time to sign up for our newsletter, we are offering all newsletter subscribers an exclusive coupon code for their purchases in August. If you’re not already…
  • Shop our Annual August VIP Sale now!

    LoveFeast
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:16 pm
    This is the 3rd year in a row we have offered Newsletter Subscribers private access to our once a year event! _________________________________________ August VIP SALE 15% OFF your entire purchase at LoveFeast Shop. _________________________________________ We know many of you have been eyeing favorites like the gorgeous Chi Chi Throw, our handmade ceramic dishes, & of course everyone’s favorite, the beautiful, collectable Acorns, Mushrooms, & Velvet Plush Pumpkins. If you’re not already a subscriber, now is the perfect time to connect with us and receive 15% off your entire…
  • Giveaway Couture Dreams ChiChi Linen Throw

    Chris Ann
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    LoveFeast Shop & the ladies from Couture Dreams were reunited at the NYC Market again this year.  It was fun to catch up and to have that in-real-life connection, complete with a quick little plan for some fun! We’re excited to announce a Couture Dreams / LoveFeast Shop Giveaway on our Facebook Page!  All you have to do is 2 quick steps to be entered: like our Giveaway Post and comment to win this beautiful Chichi Linen Throw! Vist our LoveFeast Shop Facebook page to enter now! We love the exquisite details on this Chichi Linen Throw, along with the relaxed style, and the added…
  • Favorite Spring Recipes & Pretty Tables

    Chris Ann
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Spring tables,  indoor gardens, centerpieces inspired by nature, one-of-a-kind, handmade porcelain dishes,  simple pleasures, and popping souffles!  Here’s some of our favorite spring inspiration for pretty tables and some of our favorite spring recipes. Click on photographs to find links to recipes, inspiration & products from LoveFeast Shop!   Visit LoveFeast Shop for more inspiring finds!
 
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    MANGO and GINGER

  • Passe Rose

    Kit Pollard
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    As usual, I find that, when it comes to booze, I'm right on trend. Rose is so yesterday. When Bon Appetit - a wonderful magazine, but not crazy edgy - says so, you know it's true. (Like BA, I am also not crazy edgy...which is why I am not ahead of this curve.)This is not to say that I have not been drinking any rose this summer. Oh, I have. But between the grapefruit beer and the specialty cocktails, my pink wine consumption has slipped a bit. Honestly, it's been good for my head. As in, fewer headaches.In the linked article, BA editor Adam Rappaport makes a few suggestions for what to…
  • August So Far

    Kit Pollard
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    Today is the first day of school for Dixon. Shortest summer ever (literally - it was barely two months, from start to finish). We did make the most of that time, though. I have some writing to do about June and July...but I haven't organized those photos yet (I will...one day). So, instead, here's August - so far:Top from left: BBQ at Willie's; beef tallow at Sugarvale, post-concert McDonald's, Kit + Erin at Willie'sMiddle: Pretty carrots; me with friends Zim and Gene at George's bday; pre-ZBB Bill; Left Foot Braking bandBottom: Cherry Slammer by Alicia; Curious Traveler shandies; Snacks…
  • Stop It With This Kitchen

    Kit Pollard
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Jenny from My Favorite and My Best finds the best rooms. I mean:Even though I have some concerns about temperature/humidity control and all that wine...this kitchen makes me melt. I want it.
  • VinePair Gets Me - and My Stars

    Kit Pollard
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:39 pm
    I'm not sure when I first came across VinePair but I can tell you this: they know how to make me click on stuff.Nothing they write is terribly complicated, but their reliance on maps and adorable drawings just does it for me. I can't resist. As much as I love longform writing...I can't get enough of their short-ish, focused and actually pretty smart approach to booze education.Today's draw: this feature about what you should drink according to your Zodiac sign.Though I am a totally rational adult, and someone who is super science and data-driven, and also someone who realizes that astrology…
  • Booze + History + Adorable Illustrations

    Kit Pollard
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:09 pm
    So many of my favorite things, all in one short video: Found via Eater on Facebook
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    Mango & Tomato

  • Salmon Cakes With Summer Corn, Peppers & Spicy Mayonnaise

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    Are you looking for a quick dinner, an appetizer or a snack? Well, you are in luck! My Salmon Cakes With Summer Corn, Peppers & Spicy Mayonnaise perfectly fit the bill. Although I usually have a few cans of tuna in my refrigerator for a fast dinner of tuna salad, occasionally I pick up a can of salmon at the store. I only choose the boneless skinless variety. Canned salmon can be added to
  • Asian Cucumber And Hearts Of Palm Salad Perfect For A Hot Summer Day

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    It feels like I've been MIA for a long time. In fact, it's only been two weeks. Of course I did a bit of cooking while visiting my family in Seattle and have fed myself since coming back to DC a week ago. I just did not really feel like taking proper photographs of what I've been cooking. I knew I had to change this ;) Last week I saw an instagram photo of a cucumber salad on Washington Green
  • See You Later!

    7 Aug 2015 | 11:55 am
    It's Friday! I'm flying to Seattle to visit my family and friends. I wish you a wonderful weekend and a week to come. Make sure to follow me on instagram for all of my travel adventures. See you soon!
  • Boozy Mango Smoothie: Cheer Up! It's Summer!

    5 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
    It's Wednesday! We are that much closer to the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, this past Sunday I took a very ripe mango and turned it into a Boozy Mango Smoothie. Four ingredients. No exact proportions. One awesome drink. Boozy Mango Smoothie for 1 1 mango, cubed (obviously remove the skin and the seed) 1-2 cups crushed ice (use crushed ice to make it easier on your blender) splash or 2
  • Purple Pepper Confetti Salad: Eat The Rainbow!

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    How is it already Monday!?!? Why aren't weekends longer? Over the weekend I overindulged a bit and compensated by making a vegan (not on purpose!) Purple Pepper Confetti Salad. This salad is perfect for today's Meatless Monday and can be served as a side or piled on top of tacos or eaten as salsa. The salad started with gorgeous purple peppers. I wasn't sure whether they'd keep their color
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    SheSimmers

  • Yul Brynner’s Chicken Yellow Curry

    Leela
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    No thinking person would ever take the words of Anna Leonowens as the singularly, unquestionably authoritative source of information on mid-18th century Siam much less regard the musical the King and I, or the film adaptation thereof, as historically accurate—or even factual. But can one learn to make Thai food from legendary actor Yul Brynner? […] ....
  • A Thai Papaya Salad Street Vendor: A Mobile Kitchen

    Leela
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Just the other day as I was on my way to one of my favorite noodle shops in a busy alley on Silom Road in Bangkok, I came across these hawker’s baskets. So I took out my phone and asked their owner for permission to take some photos. The vendor lady, who seemed shy, told […] ....
  • Spicy Chicken Drummettes

    Leela
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    My apologies for a lack of updates on the blog lately. Excuses: 1. I’ve been traveling all over, 2. I don’t always have access to electricity let alone the Internet, and 3. my camera is broken (this photo you see here was taken with my phone). But I’ve managed to bully request another easy recipe […] ....
  • July 4th Celebration, Tropical Fruit (and Edible Flower) Edition

    Leela
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    I’m writing this from a jungle somewhere in western Thailand, and there are lots and lots of butterfly pea flowers, langsat, and rambutans around. I hope you like this tropical fruit (and edible flower) edition of July 4th celebration. I sure did (guess who ate the props). Happy July 4th to those who celebrate it. […] ....
  • Simple Thai Food: Sweet Dry Curry of Pork and Green Beans (ผัดพริกขิง)

    Leela
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    This is one of the recipes from Simple Thai Food that I’d like you to try especially, if you haven’t already. There’s no photo for it in the book, so I thought I’d add this recipe to the Simple Thai Food Recipe Photos category. Instead of long beans which are traditionally used in Thailand, I’ve […] ....
 
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    Unbreaded Site

  • Celebrity endorsements and the five best ways to sell your product

    Randy Johnson
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    Since the advent of fame celebrities have been utilized to sell consumer products. In fact, the first celebrity endorsements have been traced back to the mid sixteenth century, where a pottery and chinaware company utilized royal endorsements to boost their brand value. Since then, endorsements have become part of mainstream marketing techniques. While utilizing this strategy can be quite effective at boosting long term product sales, there are a number of other proven strategies the savvy business owner should consider. The following is a list of five of the best ways to boost product sales…
  • Get carpet cleaners to take care of your whole house.

    Beth
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    We all have needed to have our carpets cleaned at some point or another and even if we don’t feel the need, it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and get them cleaned. That is that nature of carpet isn’t it? That we need to make sure to keep it looking nice by cleaning it and also it is necessary to clean carpet professionally for sanitary reasons as well. There are a ton of professional carpet cleaning companies out there and yet not all of them are trust worthy. So how do you know when a carpet cleaning company is right for you? ChemDry of Salem is a carpet cleaning…
  • Log mantels and the top things every ski lodge needs

    Randy Johnson
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:18 am
    Colorado ski lodges embody the essence of mountain living. Rustic mountain styling that offers warm, cozy rooms will surely set your ski or snowboarding lodge apart from the rest. There are common traits that most mountain homes offer, many of which are a necessity for a fully functioning ski lodge. This article outlines some of the most important features that every ski lodge must have. Some of these include a large mud room, wood burning fireplace with a log mantel, a hot beverage station, and a hot tub or sauna. Be sure to consider all of these elements when building your next ski lodge.
  • The five most common drugs that lead to teen drug addiction

    Randy Johnson
    9 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Teen drug addiction is on the rise in the United States. In fact, every year more and more teenagers try new drugs. Many of them become addicted, leading to problems at home, in school, and with the law. While there are many popular drugs that teens are introduced to and subsequently abuse, this article highlights the five most popular drugs that lead to teen drug addiction, and explains a little bit about their effect on the body. There are many other very dangerous substances that are worth mention, but for the purpose of this article, we will highlight only the top five. Teens get addicted…
  • Here is how gym software can grow your business

    Joy Nalywalko
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:25 am
    When you choose to use gym software, then you can rapidly grow your business. There are many ways as to how you can grow your business through the use of health club software management systems. Health club software management systems have been designed to make your life as a health club manager or owner much easier. Through the use of health club management systems, you can save both time and money that you can use to further grow your business and expand your health club. Gym software is a great way to grow your business. There are many different ways as to how gym software can grow your…
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    In Jennie's Kitchen

  • six ways to savor peaches

    Jennifer Perillo
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:06 pm
    I’ve a confession to make. Not one jar of peach jam has been put up for the season. I have mixed feelings about this reality. Right now, in the short term, I’m not all that concerned. My priorities have been different than in past summers—settling into a new home, working on a creatively energizing new […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • roasted beet greens

    Jennifer Perillo
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    I know what you’re thinking. There’s nothing sexy about beet greens. I mean, getting most people to eat beets alone is a tough sell. I didn’t taste my first one until well into my 20s. Beets were not a part of my family’s food comfort zone growing up. Beets are sassy, and in your face. […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • seriously delicious ribs

    Jennifer Perillo
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Yes, I know. Those lobster rolls above have nothing at all to do with ribs, but I’m still dreaming of yesterday’s lunch at Arnold’s in Eastham. We’re on the Cape right now, my 20th summer out here, but more on that later. For now, you can follow my follies over on Instagram. I wanted to […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • crispy vanilla waffles {dairy-free}

    Jennifer Perillo
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Once upon a time there was a guy who loved waffles. And he had a daughter who loved pancakes. Every Sunday, they’d argue over what would be on the menu for brunch, until Mommy intervened, declaring we’d alternate between the two every week. You probably guessed who the little girl and the guy were in […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • ice, ice baby {favorite frozen treats}

    Jennifer Perillo
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:16 pm
    I’ve reached that point in the summer where panic sets in; the realization hit me that I didn’t give my ice cream maker nearly enough of a summer workout. I’m also working on some no-churn ice cream recipes. Don’t worry, even if they’re not ready to share before summer’s end, I won’t let that stop […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
 
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    Marinate Me Baby

  • Zesty Jícama, Cilantro and Lime Slaw

    Brian Child
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
     Tacos.  Did you know its been over 100 years since the first mention of the taco in the United States?  I know,  like you I thought that the taco has always been with us.  The Mexican culture... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Episode 41 | Endless Summer BBQ

    MarinateMeBaby
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:43 pm
      As the sun sets on the horizon, we recognize that the days are getting shorter and the opportunity for grilling outdoors will soon come to a hasty close.  In tonight’s episode we share some of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Salty Dog

    Danielle Edwards
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
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  • Singapore Noodles with Shrimp Recipe

    Brian Child
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
      In 1995, I had Singapore Noodles for the first time at the Ho Ho Gourmet in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This was on a recommendation from a co-worker at AT&T Universal Card who, herself was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Episode 40 | Grilling Healthy & Tasty Summer Food

    MarinateMeBaby
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:27 pm
      As Americans we love to cook food outdoors.  Smoke, BBQ or grill, whatever your speed, it generally involves lots of meat and thick heavy sauces.  Join us for tonight’s discussion on how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Chipotle Hack: Get Two Burritos for the Price of One

    The ML Team
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Over on Midtown Lunch: Los Angeles Zach goes head to head with Chipotle again, building on the recently famous Apartment List Chipotle hack to create a doubly awesome new hack: getting two burritos for the price of one.  Let us know if it works for you.
  • Video Break: Vendy Award Nominee Kaya NYC

    brianhoffman
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    There are just over two more weeks until the Vendy Awards and my stomach is growling louder every day. To appease my belly, I’ve been making a series of videos on all the nominees and showcasing the Rookie of the Year videos here over the last few weeks (all of them miraculously park in Midtown). [...]
  • Kitto Ramen Quietly Rebrands

    Yvo
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:56 am
    Maybe it wasn’t quietly. I don’t know. I found this soft open report here on Midtown Lunch from 2013, but as you can see by the pics, the front has shifted over a bit and now there’s Graso Grill on the left, Kitto on the right up a short flight of stairs. I walked by [...]
  • Video Break: Vendy Award Nominee Coney Shack

    brianhoffman
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Last week, we posted a video I made on Rookie of the Year nominee Lil Zeus Lunch Box. This is a series of videos I’ve been releasing that documents all of the nominees for the big event coming up on September 12 (tickets still available here). We thought it’d be cool to feature videos on [...]
  • Darbar Grill is For Indulgent Indian Lunches

    Yvo
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    The last post tagged “Indian” was in 2013, the last post tagged “Buffet, All You Can Eat” was in 2011, and the last post about Darbar Grill was in 2009. I think that means it’s time for a bit of a refresher… How much I ate, after the jump! According to the sign out front, [...]
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    Burp!

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with Peach Jam

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The combination of lemon and poppy seeds is such a classic. And somehow, it makes every recipe it touches just a little bit better.Maybe it's the brightness of the lemonOr maybe it's the crunch of the poppy seeds.Either way, it's a combination made in heaven.These pancakes capture everything that's great about lemon poppy seed muffins or cake -- and bring it all to the breakfast table. They're tender and light, and if you use a bit of butter to cook them, you'll get those amazing ever-so-slightly crisp edges.Most recipes for lemon poppy seed pancakes call for buttermilk. But you shouldn't…
  • Weekend Copycat Brunch: Breakfast Poutine

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I owe a great deal of my home cooking inspiration to social media. Take for instance, the post from Milwaukee's Goodkind restaurant I ran across last weekend on Instagram.💥 HELLO BREAKFAST POUTINE. French Fries | Trippe Sausage Gravy | Arugula | Goat Cheese Curds | Egg. GET INTO IT. 💥@goodkindbayview #goodmorning #brunch #summer #eatwelldrinkwellA photo posted by goodkind (@goodkindbayview) on Jul 12, 2015 at 8:59am PDTMy first instinct was: "Whoa. I’ve got to get there and eat THAT."  But, a quick look in my wallet told me that staying home was the more prudent thing to do…
  • Our Best Mac: Throwbacks for #‎NationalMacandCheeseDay‬

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    There are only a few things in the world that make us stop everything and pay homage. But, National Mac & Cheese Day is definitely one.After all, how can you resist the ooey gooey goodness of a beautiful bowl of noodles smothered in delicious cheese?We certainly can't.  And if you're looking for inspiration for tonight's dinner,  we're hoping one of these recipes might provide some cheesy, gooey inspiration.Moussaka Mac & CheeseIf you love moussaka, you'll love this mac & cheese hybrid featuring layers of delicious eggplant, lamb and cheesy noodle goodness.Benedictine…
  • Today Everything Changes: An Homage to 15 Years at Marquette University

    1 May 2015 | 11:03 am
    Today, everything changes.I'm leaving my career of fifteen years at Marquette University and moving on to start a new chapterMU photo from 10-12 years ago.My officeMy mantra.Me now.as a full-time food & dining writer for OnMilwaukee.com.It's a bittersweet transition. I'm so very exciting to start down this new and exciting path where my passions for food and writing intersect. But, I'm also feeling ALL the feelings when it comes to leaving a career that has made the difference for me in so many ways.So, here's a little homage to the past decade-and-a-half, including some secrets I'm…
  • 4 Recipes In Honor of #InternationalWaffleDay

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    It's International Waffle Day.  So, there's no better time to think about... waffles. And, lest you think they're just for breakfast, we'd like to help to change your mind.If you're a fan, you definitely want to check out these recipes.Cornmeal WafflesLet's start off with the basics -- a good solid waffle. These cornmeal waffles are light. And crisp. And flavorful. And the cornmeal gives them just the right amount of "oomph" to push them right past "good" and so far into "fabulous" that we have to just take a moment, right now, to reflect.Fried Chicken & Waffle SandwichThis beauty…
 
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    GoodLife Eats

  • Colgate Total Daily Repair and Oral Health

    Katie Goodman
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:46 pm
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  • Easy Chicken and Bean Tostadas

    Katie Goodman
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
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  • No Bake Mango Lime Cheesecake with Fruit Salsa

    Katie Goodman
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
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  • School Nutrition Association ANC 2015 Recap

    Katie Goodman
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
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  • Hosting a Cheese Party & DIY Wine Cork Charms

    Katie Goodman
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
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    Cooking In Stilettos™

  • Fall Grilling With Hebrew National And A Mustard Apple Chutney Recipe #GreaterGrilling

    Aly
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:52 am
    This post is sponsored by Hebrew National® Even though summer is coming to a close, it does not mean that the party is over. Break out the grill tongs this fall and get grilling – whether it is for autumn harvest parties, tailgating with friends or just watching the game. Hebrew National® challenged us to come up with a fall topping or side for their all-beef franks. I took one look at some gorgeous Granny Smith apples I had on hand and a delicious idea was born – savory apple chutneyContinue reading: Fall Grilling With Hebrew National And A Mustard Apple Chutney Recipe…
  • Ending #BaconMonth With A BBQ Pulled Chicken BLT Sandwich

    Aly
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:52 am
    #BaconMonth is drawing to a close and I saved one of my favorite recipes for last for y’all.  This BBQ Pulled Chicken BLT Sandwich is everything – flavorful bbq pulled chicken nestled in a soft kaiser bun with thick cut bacon, fresh ripe tomato and peppery arugula.  Now that, my friends is the perfect pulled chicken sandwich. I recently saw a pulled chicken sandwich with bacon recipe on a menu and thought – what about doing a BBQ pulled chicken sammie in BLT form – but without the goopy mayo or frying anything. Eating Well had a fabulous lighter recipe for pulled…
  • Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bacon Bars #BaconMonth

    Aly
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:52 am
    We are nearing the end of #BaconMonth so if you haven’t entered the fab giveaway, enter today! There is something to be said for bacon in sweet recipes.  Sure, bacon adds that wowza factor to savory applications and it’s the star for brunch, but in a sweet dessert is something that while I initially said “I dunno” and one bite of chocolate bacon changed my world forever.   Don’t even get me started on my ultimate favorite Bacon Bark.  These Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bacon Bars are sure to be a favorite among bacon lovers.  After one bite, I tend to think that…
  • Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins For Breakfast On The Go #BaconMonth

    Aly
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:35 am
    We are halfway through #BaconMonth – have you entered the giveaway yet? I was going to do something leisurely that would be perfect for weekend brunch but these Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins are more of a grab and go breakfast than a leisurely brunch item I think. Crisp bacon and softly scrambled eggs along with some sharp cheddar cheese are folded into a sweet and smoky cornbread batter. These Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins are going to be a mainstay in my house – I can make a batch or two and freeze them. Instead of racing through a drive thru in the morning, I was able to grab a muffin,…
  • Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites #BaconMonth

    Aly
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Confession:  I have pineapple for days at my house thanks to a good sale at my local store and lots of recipes in the hopper for Aloha Flavor so when I was brainstorming ideas for bacon recipes for #BaconMonth, I knew I’d have to incorporate pineapple into at least one of the recipes.  I think I found a winner – it’s somewhat retro but with that flair that only spiced bacon can bring – Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites. Growing up, there was an appetizer that I vaguely remember having which was essentially bites of pineapple wrapped in bacon.  Sure – that sounds…
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    Kahakai Kitchen

  • Quick-Pickled Okra Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Comfort Food for Food 'N Flix: August: Osage County

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:58 am
    The Westons of Osage County, Oklahoma get my vote for the family I'd least like to have dinner with, or actually to spend any time with at all. Luckily, for our August Food 'N Flix pick, August: Osage County, we only had to watch this unpleasant and quite dysfunctional clan come together and not be a part of their intense family drama. I will say that as much as I love Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, the trailers for this movie when it came out made me avoid it because of how abrasive and annoying their characters seemed. So I was glad that our host Debra of Eliot's Eats picked it for this…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Come Away With Me" by Karma Brown, Served with Giada's Lemon Spaghetti

    25 Aug 2015 | 3:05 am
    On today's TLC Book Tour stop, we are taking a trip to Thailand, Italy, and Hawaii with the moving novel of love and loss; Come Away With Me by Karma Brown. (Releasing today!) I am pairing my review with a big bowl of sunny Lemon Spaghetti, inspired by the book.Publisher's Blurb:A heartbreaking and emotional story of love and loss, COME AWAY WITH ME is one woman’s discovery that life is still worth living, even if it’s not the life you planned.One minute, Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for: an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes…
  • Jacques Pépin's Curried Coleslaw (with Panfried Opah and Sugar Snap Peas)

    23 Aug 2015 | 1:58 pm
    I used to not be a big fan of coleslaw. It often seemed 'gloppy' and tasteless to me. Lately, I have been appreciating it more and even enjoying it--especially if it has a flavor twist, like the curry powder in this version by Jacques Pépin. This weeks I Heart Cooking Clubs theme is Salads et Vinaigrettes. I was going to make one of Jacques's Caesar salad variations, but when I saw this Curried Coleslaw recipe in Essential Pépin, and saw the recommendation to serve it with fish, I knew I had to make it and pair it with a nice piece of local opah (moonfish). I made a few small changes…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Hypnotist" by Gordon Snider, Served with a San Francisco-Style Shrimp Louie Salad

    21 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Happy Aloha Friday! Today's TLC Book Tour Stop brings a review of The Hypnotist by Gordon Snider. I'm serving up my review with a Shrimp Louie Salad, inspired by this historical suspense novel's San Francisco setting.Publisher's Blurb:In 1906, San Francisco has reached the peak of its golden age. Fortunes have created a society that attracts European opera singers and cordon bleu chefs. It is a world defined by elegant balls, oysters, and champagne. But there are darker sides to the city as well. The Mission district south of Market Street houses tenements where shanties huddle together and…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "A Remarkable Kindness" by Diana Bletter, Served with a Recipe for Cucumber and Mint Tabbouleh with Minted Labneh and Avocado

    17 Aug 2015 | 11:29 pm
    On today's TLC Book Tour stop, we are journeying to Israel for a novel about friendship, love, loss, and grace during times of war. I'm reviewing A Remarkable Kindness by Diana Bletter. With my review is a dish inspired by the book, a refreshing and flavorful grain salad--Cucumber and Mint Tabbouleh with Minted Labneh and Avocado.Publisher's Blurb:Through a largely hidden ceremony . . . four friends discover the true meaning of life.It’s 2006 in a seaside village in Israel, where a war is brewing. Lauren, Emily, Aviva and Rachel, four memorable women from different backgrounds, are drawn to…
 
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    Chocolate & Zucchini

  • Spatchcocked Chicken “Under a Brick” Recipe

    clotilde
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:10 am
    Sometimes you come across a disruptive recipe and you life changes forever. This is one such recipe. It was recommended to me by a reader named Saudia, from Oregon, who answered my call for recipe suggestions to use my brand-new Lodge pan, a US-made cast-iron skillet that goes elegantly from stove to oven. I’d been coveting one for a long time without ever having room in my luggage to bring it back from my travels, but early this summer, I finally found out it was available in Europe. Saudia pointed me to the recipe Mark Bittman had published in the New York Times in 1997 (so, yeah,…
  • 20+ Divine Ways To Use Coconut Butter

    clotilde
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    If you’re a coconut butter virgin, you are in for a life-changing discovery… and I apologize in advance if you develop an addiction to the stuff, as many of us have. Coconut butter — not to be mistaken with coconut oil — is made from the dried meat of the coconut, which is finely ground until it releases its oil. This turns it into a lusciously creamy substance, with a slightly grainy texture that is most pleasant, and a subtly sweet, irresistible coconut flavor. Just like coconut oil, it is set at moderate room temperature, entirely solid when left in the fridge, and…
  • Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipe

    clotilde
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In the heart of summer, when the zucchini I find at the greenmarket is the pocket-size kind that feels firm and bouncy with youth, all I want to do is eat it raw. I really love (love, love!) shaving it for this zucchini tarte fine I shared a few summers ago, and I also like to cut it into sticks for dipping in muhammara or roasted eggplant and yogurt dip. But most recently, my raw zucchini obsession has revolved around zucchini noodles: crisp, fresh, graceful on the plate, and so fun to eat. The passion was ignited during a trip to Corsica one spring: at a sun-bleached restaurant on the…
  • Apricot Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

    clotilde
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’d been living in California for a few months and thoroughly enjoying the dotcom vibe of my workplace when the big news was announced: we were going to have a company barbecue. This, to me, was what working in the Silicon Valley at the turn of the century was all about: a lot of fun ideas to make employees happy (water guns! foosball table! free pizza on Fridays!) and therefore more inclined to put in the hours and brain juice that would help the company grow (until it didn’t, but that’s another story). And so, on barbecue day, everyone pitched in — some set up the…
  • August 2015 Desktop Calendar

    clotilde
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    At the beginning of every month, 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 June is a photo of the gorgeous tomatoes my producer bestows upon us all summer, to our absolute glee. I make tons of tomato salads with them, and here are some…
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    David Lebovitz

  • Blueberry Buckle with Lemon Syrup

    David
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    We sure do have some goofy-named foods in America. Britain has their “fools” and “messes,” and France has “bêtises,” which translates to “stupidities” – as well as pêts de nonne, which, because I’m polite, will only say that refers to the wind that comes out of the backside of nuns – and leave it at that. Stateside, we have our grunts, buckles, and pandowdies, as well as burgoo. And it’s hard to explain to foreigners, but we also drink mules. Go figure. But most of our quirky dessert names reference baked fruit or…
  • Epicure Restaurant at The Bristol Hotel

    David
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    It was quite a summer, starting with sipping homemade cherry wine, a picnic at Versailles, checking out the Le Creuset factory, and frying up a batch of “French” fried chicken in a sizzling pan of duck fat. A few weeks later in the season, I was pulling a cherry clafoutis from my oven, grilling deviled chicken, and pickling strawberries, to take care of the overload from the outdoor markets that I couldn’t resist lugging home. As summer rounded the bend, I was cracking fresh lobsters and clams after days on the beaches of Cape Cod, refreshing myself with strawberry…
  • Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad

    David
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    While in the states for a vacation this summer, I took advantage of the overload of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, fresh ears of corn, and generous bunches of basil at the farmers’ markets to make this salad over and over (and over and over) again. Romain agreed with me that we could eat this every day. And I think we did! This salad doesn’t have a lot of ingredients – it simply showcases the best of the season. So it works best when everything is at their best, during the height of the season. Basil is great with the corn and tomatoes, and my friend Nick Malgieri supplied me with…
  • Grilled Deviled Chicken

    David
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:12 am
    Being stateside in preparation for les vacances (vacation), I thought I’d corral Elizabeth Karmel, who I’d had dinner with last spring when we did a special cooking event together, into grilling dinner for me. I know, it was a little forward, but Elizabeth was the chef/consultation to Hill Country Barbecue in Manhattan, which has the distinct honor of pleasing even true, hard-core bbq aficianados. She’s also written a couple of books on grilling, something I thought I knew a little about, but found out there was more to know during a warm summer evening in New York. Perhaps…
  • Ice & Vice

    David
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    One of the best parts of summer in the U.S. is heading out for ice cream on a warm evening. Even if you’re someone like me, that always has a freezerful of ice cream, it’s fun to head out somewhere and join others who are cooling down, lapping up cones on the streets and on benches. The most famous ice cream shop in Paris, Berthillon closes at 8pm (and for the month of August) but younger glaciers, like Henri at Glazed stay open until 10pm. After a day spent hitting museums in Manhattan, we wandered down to the Lower East Side to taste the ice creams from one of the newest…
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    Dorie Greenspan - On the Road and in the Kitchen with Dorie

  • Everyday Dorie: Tropical Ice Cream Cake, a party cake in your freezer

    Dorie Greenspan
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:47 am
    It's been a crazy busy and quite wonderful time and I'll catch you up on it soon, but now I want to catch you up on this ice cream cake, which is too good not to make now.  Now, as in right now, so that you'll have it for the weekend.It's a great recipe -- get the recipe here -- and part of what makes it great is that it's the perfect play-around recipe.  The crust is a mix of chocolate cookies and coconut held together with butter and the freezer's chill, but you can make this with vanilla cookies, speculoos (like Biscoff/Lotus cookies), gngersnaps or graham crackers, with or…
  • Blueberry Galette: Crust from Baking Chez Moi, Berries from my Local Farmstand

    Dorie Greenspan
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
      I love looking at everyone’s blogs and Instagram feeds, especially on weekends – every weekend looks so delicious in cyberspace.  I cook all week, every week, and, like most people, I cook – and bake – even more over the weekends.  Last weekend I made the Tri-Pepper Burgers (again) and (again) they were loved, and I baked a galette (again).  And it was blueberry.  I'm having a blueberry moment, for sure. You’ve heard me say it before, but just for the record: I love galettes.  Sometimes called ‘rustic tarts,’ a galette…
  • Everyday Dorie: Blueberry Pie

    Dorie Greenspan
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    I’ve been having a blueberry moment and it’s not over yet.  Blueberry Pancakes and Blueberry Jam, sure. Blueberry Syrup, Blueberry Ice Cream and Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie-Bars, which will be in my next book, Dorie’s Cookies – hey, that’s the first time I’ve written the title!  Blueberry Galette – so wonderful made with the Galette Dough from Baking Chez Moi.  A Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt Cake (picture on my Facebook and Instagram pages), a work in progress, and this terrific Blueberry Pie, created for my Everyday Dorie column for…
  • Moka Dupont from Baking Chez Moi and Rachael Ray Magazine: The (icebox) cake you should make this weekend

    Dorie Greenspan
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    You never know where a recipe will come from and you certainly never know where it will go.  This simple could-be-All-American-but-it's-not icebox cake was the linchpin to my French friend, Bernard Collet's, birthday celebration and the first "fancy" cake in Baking Chez Moi.  In his family, it was called Moka Dupont because the filling was, in fact moka (or mocha) and the cake was originally made by his neighbor, Madame Dupont.  This month, a version of the cake, renamed Mocha Buttercream Icebox Cake is on the cover of Rachael Ray Magazine.  Good things travel.
  • Everyday Dorie: Potato Rosettes aka Four-Ingredient Wonders

    Dorie Greenspan
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    As you'll read in my Everyday Dorie column for Washington Post Food, I was never a less-is-more girl in the kitchen.  At least I wasn't when I was learning how to cook and bake.  My favorite recipes then were the things that were complicated and guaranteed to take at least a full day (if not a weekend) to make.  Those were the koulibiac days!  These days, I treasure recipes like these gorgeous Potato Rosettes: 4 ingredients; a few minutes of prep; a dish that looks pro; and a combination that inspires creativity.Here's the recipe.Here's the back story.And here's the link…
 
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    Alexander Lobrano

  • La Table de Breizh Café, Cancale | A Culinary Romance Between Brittany and Japan, A-/B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    I’ve been in love with Brittany for nearly thirty years, which isn’t surprising, because I grew up in New England. From my very first visit, this friendly delightfully shaggy and craggy green Celtic province of western France that’s lapped on its back and belly by the Atlantic Ocean has always struck me as an even better version of my own much loved home turf. Why? Well, the food, among other things. If I’ve always loved the tourist Brittany of crepes, oysters, langoustines and homard (lobster) a l’amoricaine, over the course of the decades I’ve lived in…
  • Frenchie to Go | Summertime, and the Eating is Easy, B

    Alexander Lobrano
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Terroirs d’Avenir boutique   While we were enjoying a good, casual, off-the-cuff lunch at Frenchie to Go, chef Gregory Marchand’s breakfast-and-lunch eat-in or takeaway place next to his home table, Frenchie, I thought of the note a friend in New York who follows my Instagram feed sent me recently. “Don’t you ever just want to stay home and eat a big messy Reuben sandwich?” she asked, teasing me about the often beautiful and elaborate dishes that I share from the restaurants I go to of a given week in Paris as a food writer. Well, um, yes, in fact, I love a…
  • Le Restaurant du Palais-Royal, Paris | A Perennially Romantic Restaurant Gets a Great New Chef, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    When summer blooms, the urge to dine outdoors sweeps through many major western cities, but perhaps nowhere is the choice of an al fresco dining venue more fraught than it is in Paris. Why? Landing a choice fresh-air table is a great Parisian seasonal game. If anyone can decide to sit down on one of the city’s hundreds of cafe terraces and order one of the worlds best summer meals–a glass of rose, an omelette and a green salad (more often mediocre than not, alas, in the French capital these days, since cafes generally contend with a clientele that’s even more…
  • Etoile sur Mer, Paris | Guy Savoy’s Very Good New Fish Restaurant, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:03 pm
    After chef Guy Savoy moved his eponymous three-star table to La Monnaie de Paris, the magnificent Paris mint building on the banks of the Seine in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés two months ago, his former premises on the rue Troyon have been transformed into a chic little seafood restaurant called Etoile sur Mer. This punning name requires a bit of explanation for English speakers, since etoile de mer is not only the French word for a starfish but a reference to the tentacular circular intersection around the Arc de Triomphe, which the French refer to as l’étoile (the star) and…
  • Grand Coeur | A Delightful New Brasserie in the Marais, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Tucked away in a courtyard in the Marais, and occupying the same space as The Studio, a long-running but not regretted Tex-Mex restaurant that claims a flickering wick of memory only by reminding me of how much I miss authentic Mexican cooking in Paris, Grand Coeur is a delightful new brasserie that serves a very good contemporary French menu. It also has one of the city’s loveliest terraces for out door summer dining, which is a Parisian passion. Grand Coeur (The Big Heart) comes with a seriously impressive pedigree, too, since it’s the creation of seasoned Marais restaurateur…
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    John Talbott's Paris

  • Grand Central in the 19th: Such a great spot but few of my readers will go.

    John Talbott
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    6.3 The Grand Central in the old city Mortuary 104 at 5, rue Curial in the 19th, 09.51.22.76.44, closed Mondays, (Metro: Riquet) occupies the space of Les Grandes Tables du 104, I place I thought rather well of, but apparently didn't survive economically in this wonderful mixed cultural space in the faraway 19th.  Well, it's been revived by the gang from the adjoining Cafe Cache and I think quite well. As I was watching the dancers in the huge stage that they practice on, I was not sure what to order but finally settled on a lovely piece of cod and roasted corn with thin strips…
  • Dersou in the 12th: Not what I'd expected, but then....

    John Talbott
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
      Dersou, 21, rue Saint-Nicolas in the 12th, 09.81.01.12.73, closed Mondays, open Tues-Sat for dinner which has paired cocktails and runs 90-130 E and weekends for lunch which runs more like 50 E, (Metro: Ledru-Rollin) is a place I initially avoided due to the sticker shock and sense it was Japanese food which I don't normally "do" in France, but Rubin's 4 heart rating eventually got under my skin.  The outside is this almost now required signless gunmetal, the menus are hung on clothespins and the interior has jammed-together wood tables, chairs and stools for…
  • Vivant Table in the 10th: Better than ever and more vegetables.

    John Talbott
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
                        Vivant Table, same old spot on Petite-Ecuries in the 10th, has changed hands from Pierre Jancou to David Lanher some time ago and I wondered if it had changed style or quality - today two friends from the nabe were willing to assist me.  Looks pretty much the same, great bird tiles etc and approachable and affordable menu (2 courses= 28 E, 3 = 34). The three of us covered the spread of starters with the raw veal/eggplant/salicorne, razor clam/watercress/chorizo and banka salmon trout/cucumber/cream; each…
  • La Maison Plisson in the 3rd: Chirpy waitstaff; some interesting food from folks like Doucet & Bordier.

    John Talbott
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
                                4.5 Maison Plisson, 93 blvd Beaumarchais in the 3rd (no reservations) open 7/7 (Metro: Chemin Vert) was written up with great buzz at the beginning of summer.  How can you not try a place where the food is supposed to come out of the heads of stars like Bruno Doucet and Benoit Bordier and the write up in A Nous Paris mentions Angelina Jolie and Eataly?  It is really two spots, one a restaurant/bar/takeout and the other a grocery/wine/etc shop.    …
  • Les Ombres in the Quai Branly Museum in the 7th: Pristine view, pricy stuff, pathetic management and pretty-good food.

    John Talbott
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
          6.4 Les Ombres in the Quai Branly Museum, 27 Quai Branly in the 7th, open 7/7, (RER: Alma), 01.47.53.68.00 was reported to have a new chef last year and so I was willing to go back after a very disappointing meal Nov 18, 2011 when I gave it a 1.01.  I invited my good friend in the food biz, who while just off the airplane, was game.  Jean Nouvel seems to have reduced the terrible clacking sound of the floor somewhat but he and the management have done nothing to steady the umbrellas outside (where all of us were directed to eat) and three successive…
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    Cooking Up a Story

  • Preserving Ancient Grains: A Farmer’s Tale

    Cooking Up a Story
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Anthony Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm, shows us some of the ancient grains (wheat) that he grows on his organic farm. The post Preserving Ancient Grains: A Farmer’s Tale was originally published on Cooking Up a Story.
  • How to Can Marinated Red Peppers (video + recipe)

    Cooking Up a Story
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Marisa McClellan, of Food In Jars, shows us how to can marinated red peppers. These red peppers are great in sandwiches, salads, or in an antipasto plate. The post How to Can Marinated Red Peppers (video + recipe) was originally published on Cooking Up a Story.
  • True Lies: The Manufacture of Scientific Fiction

    Fred Gerendasy
    9 Aug 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Throughout our recent history, we have gone down this very road too often, to influence public opinion and stave off government regulation. The post True Lies: The Manufacture of Scientific Fiction was originally published on Cooking Up a Story.
  • Kinship Garden Greenhouse Tour – Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    8 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    This edition of the Cooking Up a Story newsletter, a kinship garden tour through an exotic greenhouse, Tree Hive Bees, social media and more. The post Kinship Garden Greenhouse Tour – Bi-Weekly Newsletter was originally published on Cooking Up a Story.
  • Tree Hive Bees- Scientific Research to Save the Honeybees

    Cooking Up a Story
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In an effort to save the honeybees, a veteran researcher, Lynn Royce, looks at tree hive bees to uncover the clues that may help their populations The post Tree Hive Bees- Scientific Research to Save the Honeybees was originally published on Cooking Up a Story.
 
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    bell'alimento

  • French Toast with Candied Bacon and Cherry Bourbon Syrup + {Mixed Food Conference Ticket GIVEAWAY}

    Paula
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Earlier this year, Susan and I traveled just outside of Houston Texas to book a new location for our food conference MIXED. We visited The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center last year and loved it so much that we knew it would be a great location for our conference, we just needed to iron out the details. What better way than to do that with a little girls trip that included a side stop at The Houston Rodeo (you know I love those boys, boots, buckles and bulls). If you follow us on Instagram you saw all the amazing FOOD and fun we had, and we didn’t even get into any trouble.
  • Florentines

    Paula
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Despite being named after the beautiful Italian city of Florence, these cookies (sometimes referred to as biscuits) did not originate from Italy. We can thank the French for these lovely wafer thin delights that I can’t stop eating. Honest Cooking has a wonderful history lesson on these beauties if you’re into that such thing. I happen to be into almonds and cookies so I’m into them for those very important reasons, but I’ll thank the French and the city of Florence both just to be on the safe side.  (...)Read the rest of Florentines (184 words) © Paula for…
  • Linguine with Lemon Thyme and Mushrooms

    Paula
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:12 am
    I’m going to go ahead and tell you straight away that I am OBSESSED with this pasta dish. It’s pretty much brilliance on a plate. I wish I could take credit for it but it’s not mine, it’s from the ridiculously gorgeous and talented Nigella Lawson. When I saw this particular recipe floating around online I was intrigued immediately. There was no book marking it for later, I made it RIGHT THEN. It’s super simple to prepare and the flavor factor is off the charts. Even the most novice of cooks could make this so is there absolutely no excuses for anyone regardless…
  • Dark Chocolate Buttercream

    Paula
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    When it comes to frosting I am of the opinion that buttercream is best. There I said it and I’m sticking to it. Sorry, not sorry and all that jazz. Butter. Cream. I mean what is there NOT to love about that? Well maybe all the calories but sometimes a girl has to splurge on something besides shoes. I’ve said it many times but I exercise so I can eat. Period. Sadly I’m not one of those people that are blessed (yes you are BLESSED) with a fabulous metabolism and can eat e’vrything without having to even think about a treadmill. I eat e’vrything and then I MUST…
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Pommery Mustard Sauce

    Paula
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    I have an obsession love affair with seafood. In my dream world I would live in a small cottage on the beach, wear maxi skirts, tank tops with flip flops and eat seafood ‘evry day. Fresh off the boat. I might even decide that deep see fishing was for me. Or not, because those boats are a rocking and not stopping. But that fresh seafood. Most definitely.  High a top of my seafood list is Crab. Have I ever told you that I am a crab cracking queen? It’s a self appointed title and all, but I can crack open crab legs like no one’s business. It’s a special talent, my…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • Yogurt Marinated Chicken over Zucchini Noodles

    admin
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Save Print Yogurt Marinated Chicken over Zucchini Noodles Author: Chef Tom Recipe type: Main Dish Prep time:  4 hours Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  4 hours 30 mins Serves: Serves 4   This tasty chicken dish is loaded with fresh vibrant flavors. Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chicken breast ½ cup plain Greek non fat yogurt ¼ cup sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped, packed in oil ½ teaspoon salt fresh-cracked black pepper ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus additional for the zucchini noodles 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, plus…
  • Corn & Zucchini Tacos

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 2 cups fresh white or yellow corn kernels 1 cup chopped white onion 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 medium yellow squash, diced 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper cayenne pepper, to taste 8-10 warm corn tortillas 1/4 cup tomatillo (green) salsa 8 teaspoons grated Monterey Jack cheese Heat half of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Toast corn 5 minutes, stirring; season with salt. Remove corn; set aside. Heat remaining 1…
  • Watermelon Margarita

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    24 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    It’s national tequila day…so why not celebrate with this refreshing recipe for watermelon margaritas. Save Print Watermelon Margarita Author: Chef Tom Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 1 cocktail   Ingredients 1-2 cubes of fresh watermelon ½ oz. agave nectar juice of ½ lime 1½ oz/ silver tequila ice watermelon wedge, for garnish Instructions Combine the watermelon, agave and lime juice in a glass and muddle together. Top with ice. Add tequila and shake vigorously. Pour over fresh ice and garnish…
  • How To Cook A Perfect NY Strip Steak

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The secret to a perfectly cooked steak is a really hot pan and making sure the meat is at room temperature.  The recipe below will show you how to make a restaurant quality steak at home. 12-oz. NY strip steak (about 1 inch thick) kosher salt fresh cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 sprig of thyme 1 garlic clove, crushed Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.  Pat dry on both sides with a paper towel. Season the steak with salt and black pepper on all sides. Heat a heavy cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot.  Add oil to pan…
  • Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

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    23 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    3 pounds small red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon thyme Salt & black pepper Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Place whole potatoes on a rimmed baking dish. Pour 3/4 cup water into pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool for about 10 minutes. Toss potatoes with half of olive oil. Smash potatoes with bottom of a drinking glass. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Season with thyme and salt & black pepper. Bake for 40 more minutes. Serves 4
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    The Bitten Word

  • Fennel, Apple and Avocado Crudo

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    25 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
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  • Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Hot Sauce and Crispy Eggs

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    19 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
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  • Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

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    18 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
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  • Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

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    5 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
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  • Read Our Interview in "The Writer"

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    30 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
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    Restaurant Recipes - Popular Restaurant Recipes you can make at Home: Copykat.com

  • Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans – Refried Beans

    Stephanie
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    Do you love refried beans? You can make pressure cooker pinto beans, and they will taste like the best refried beans you have ever had.There is something about a hearty side dish of pinto beans. I like to mash mine up like pinto beans. You could leave them whole and enjoy a bowl of beans, this is entirely up to you.My recipe contains bacon grease if you want to make a vegetarian style of bean you would use vegetable oil. I like to use a little bit of bacon grease; I like the smokey flavor that it adds. I am also using a yellow onion, cilantro stems, chipotle powder, cumin, and dry pinto…
  • Fruit Infused Water

    Stephanie
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:32 pm
    We all hear that we should drink more water, but plain water can be boring? Why not why fruit infused water? You can make this refreshing drink and hydrate your body in a tasty way.I bet you have tried infused water before. Sometimes at fancy Spas or some upper scale gyms they often serve a cucumber infused water. It is completely refreshing, and yes, it is delicious. You can make this at home. Yes, you can buy fruit-flavored waters, but they tend to have ingredients that we can’t pronounce. You can make this hydrating water at home. So toss out that juice box, and make some infused…
  • When Did Sriracha Guacamole Become the Best? Find Out.

    Stephanie
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Are your looking for how to make guacamole? Guacamole typically has avocados, red onions, tomatoes, peppers, and sometimes they put in a squeeze of lime juice. This guacamole has another ingredient that you will love. Who doesn’t love Guacamole? Did you know in some South American countries the word for Guacamole and avocado use the same word? It is believed that guacamole has been around for as long as 500 years. Many Mexican restaurants make this famous avocado dip fresh at your tableside, of course, it costs a lot more when they prepare this dip right in front of you.You may wonder…
  • How to Make French Vanilla Coffee Creamer in 3 Easy Steps

    Stephanie
    9 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you love those flavored coffee creamers as much as I do? When you drizzle a little creamer into your coffee, you end up with a special treat. I have often asked myself how do they make French Vanilla coffee creamer. I walk by those fancy creamers in the grocery store. I won’t put them in my basket I feel like they have artificial flavors, and filled with a lot of different chemicals. I want fancy flavors in my coffee from time to time. When I have guests, I like to offer something unique. This homemade creamer fits the bill perfectly.This recipe is so easy to make. You will need some…
  • Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread

    Stephanie
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tired of buying garlic bread spreads and do you want to try a delicious homemade garlic bread? I have a Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread that you will love. When I was growing up one of my favorite meals was any meal with my Mom’s garlic bread. My Mom made a garlic bread that would have warded away vampires for a long time. Her ingredients were simple, she used butter, fresh garlic, garlic powder, and parsley. I think her secret was allowing the butter to simmer slowly for a long time. When she would start dinner, she would begin the garlic butter before she would start the rest of the…
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    livefire

  • The A-A-Ron Burger

    Curt McAdams
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:14 pm
    A couple weeks ago, a group of my friends got together for our annual fantasy football draft. I got first pick, so Mr. Luck best have a great season! We all bring in a bunch of snacks, pizzas, etc., and I brought along some pretzels and horseradish cheddar cheese dip. It’s a simple cheese dip I get at a small, local market. And it’s simply good. While taking a break, Aaron, (A-A-Ron, pronounced long A- long A- Ron, in 3 syllables) thought the cheese would be great on a burger. A fellow-Char-Broil All Star blogger had this great idea to do a month of ridiculously great burgers…
  • My First Grilling Experience

    Curt McAdams
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    I’m a bit late to the game, but better late than never! Wayfair.com is featuring stories, so I thought I’d throw my favorite early grilling stories. Sorry, i didn’t have a camera back then, so no photos are available of the actual events… Fortunately. Imagine that it’s 1978. Somehow, as a young teenage boy, I find myself alone at home. My good friend, we’ll call him B, comes over, and we walk up to the local Supervalu store and figure out what hunk of beef we’re each going to grill. Had we ever done this before? NO! Were we afraid we’d screw it…
  • San Diego 2015 – Part B

    Curt McAdams
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:02 pm
    San Diego 2015 – Part 1 was just the weekend after we got to San Diego. Part B is about the week… The first weekend of June was really great. The weather was perfect, even at dawn. Instead of clouds, we had clear skies, and everything was gorgeous! Monday, however, changed that a bit. It was cloudy again, but it did burn off by noonish. Tuesday was sunny, but hot for the beach area, and a bit humid. That turned cloudy again, and Thursday actually brought rain (drizzle), which continued into Friday for a cloudy day the whole day… Not the typical San Diego weather. We…
  • San Diego 2015 Part 1

    Curt McAdams
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    From late April through mid-June, I did a bit of travel here and there. It was mostly not work related, but the last trip was to a conference in San Diego. I’ve been to the same hotel 2 other times, and I’ve learned that June is typically filled with grey mornings that turn into sunny, fantastic days. This year was different, though; out of 7 days, only half the time was sunny. It even kind of rained a couple days! We made the best of it, though. My wife went with me, and we got in early enough to enjoy a beautiful Saturday on Coronado Island (not really an island) and La Jolla,…
  • Quick Dinner

    Curt McAdams
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    What do you do when it’s dinner, and you didn’t think about what you’re going to have? You look in the fridge and improvise, and, depending on how hungry you are, make something all quick-like! I had the following that caught my eye: Cheddar cheese Mole sauce Pulled pork and, in the pantry, some spicy blue corn chips All that sounds like pulled pork nachos to me! The pulled pork is just good any time.  The chips are spicy and crunchy. The cheddar cheese is just necessary, but the mole sauce brought everything together, crossing the bbq/Mexican boundaries and making it all…
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    The Naptime Chef

  • Food52 Genius Recipes Interview + Giveaway

    Kelsey
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been a long time fan of Food52 and have so enjoyed watching it become the powerhouse cooking site that it is today. Of all of the columns Genius Recipes is one of my favorites. Kristen’s writing is simultaneously powerful and amusing. She does an amazing job of unearthing truly fantastic recipes that stand head and shoulders above the rest. I am thrilled that she recently took time out of her busy schedule to chat with me about her new book, Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook, and answer a few questions! 1) I’ve followed this column…
  • Back-to-School Pasta Dinners with Ragu

    Kelsey
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. This one felt particularly short for some reason. I am so grateful for all the fun we managed to squeeze into our 10 week break, but I wish we had a couple of more to look forward too before we get back in the school routine. However, since I do not decide the school calendar I have to face back-to-school organization and get to work whether I like it our not. Clothes, school supplies, sports equipment, and more all need to be acquired and organized. Summer clothes can be put away, hair needs to be trimmed, and the pantry needs to be stocked.
  • Peach Pie Crumble Bars + More Peach Recipes

    Kelsey
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    We’ve been having such a wonderful time in Cooperstown this month. I look forward to this trip more than anything else all year and this summer did not disappoint. Since my little guy is in the super-active-and-I-always-want-your-attention phase I didn’t get as much fruit canning done as last year. But that’s okay, we’ll save it for another time. At least I managed to get a start on my homemade Christmas gifts and discover a new-to-me craft. (More on that soon!) Though we weren’t preserving our fruits we spent a lot of time eating them. The berries and peaches…
  • Slow-Roasted Tomato, Farro & Pistachio Salad

    Kelsey
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    We’ve been cooking up a storm in Cooperstown and having a blast. This salad was a favorite from a dinner last week and I just have to share it. It was inspired by Katie Quinn Davies’s new book, but we gave it our own twist. We used fresh herbs from the garden, cooked farro as the base, tons of slow-roasted tomatoes, and roasted pistachios for crunch. It was every bit as healthy and satisfying as it looks. And, it was a snap to make in advance. Here is a good one for summer and fall. I highly recommend giving it a try while all the good tomatoes are still available!
  • 4 Ingredient Cheesy Herbed Biscuits with King Arthur Flour + Giveaway!

    Kelsey
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hot, buttery, flakey biscuits, saturated with a fresh pat of salty butter, are one of my most favorite things to eat. This is precisely the reason that I don’t make them too often. I could easily eat a whole batch myself and outgrow my pants in a flash while doing so. Instead, I do my best to practice restraint and only make them once in a while.  And when I make them, I make them count. The key to a good biscuit is quality flour and delicious flavorings. Sometimes I make plain biscuits, but I really love biscuits that are a little sweet and used for shortcakes, or biscuits that are a…
 
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    Art & Lemons

  • A year of us | day 292

    ArtandLemons
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:28 pm
    day 292 Sunday: coffee, yoga, toast, hummus salad, kombucha, Cummington Fair, prize winning chickens and rabbits, squirt gun game, milkshakes, corn box, iced coffee, pig race, sunburn, bed.
  • A year of us | day 291

    ArtandLemons
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:39 pm
    day 291 After the dirt digging and art show went down, we put the boys to bed then sat on the living room for a late dinner. Potato chips and sushi for me, chicken salad sandwich for him. He played Yo La Tengo’s cover of Friday, I’m in Love (the Cure). A new old hangout date. I remembered listening to the original album on vinyl in his old basement apartment and falling in love.
  • A year of us | day 290

    ArtandLemons
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:07 pm
    day 290 We stopped by the school to check out the classroom. I walked back alone while they played outside. I flipped through Hold Still and ate the last piece of sushi. Before the sun sank into the river, the boys ran circles around the library.
  • A year of us | day 289

    ArtandLemons
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:49 pm
    day 289 She suffered from a series of technical mishaps. No amount of tea, chocolate, or wine could mend things either. He played a song from Nervous Eaters to comfort her then said she needn’t make simple tasks difficult.
  • A year of us | day 288

    ArtandLemons
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:30 pm
    day 288 I read the last pages of My Struggle before bed. It was too late to call M and talk about the lasting affect it would have on me. Instead, I opened Sally Mann’s memoir, Hold Still, and held off sleep another hour. I caught the last speck of light from the driver’s seat and kept it.
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    Very Culinary

  • Spicy Remoulade

    Amy
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
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  • Mini Cheesecakes with Jam

    Amy
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
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  • Coconut-Almond Banana Bread

    Amy
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
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  • 30 Minute Meals for Back to School

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    19 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
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  • Ramen with Sweet and Sour Pork (plus a Calphalon Cutlery set Giveaway!)

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    17 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
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    POPSUGAR Food

  • Make Dinner Easy With This Saucy Recipe

    Sarah-Lipoff
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Some days are just more difficult than others, turning dinner into a bothersome chore. Save the drama and put your slow cooker to good use with this comfort-food recipe that hits the spot - and makes enough for lunch tomorrow. The combination of parmesan cheese and homemade pasta sauce mingles together, resulting in a bowl of tastiness that's hard to resist. From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food Slow-Cooker Parmesan Meatballs and Noodles Notes The longer the sauce and meatballs simmer, the more tender they become. IngredientsFor the meatballs: 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated…
  • 33 Salads That Have Brown-Bag Lunch Written All Over Them

    Nicole-Perry
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to lunch, there are few sadder sights than a soggy, wilted salad. Many recipes will end up exactly like that if made ahead of time. One way to circumvent this problem is to build a mason jar salad; an alternative solution is to only use ingredients that can handle a longer soak in dressing like beans, kale, shredded brussels sprouts, quinoa, and rice. These recipes use a mix of strategies to ensure their longevity. Do note that for the freshest results, garnishes like nuts and herbs should be packed separately and added just before eating for optimal texture and flavor.
  • Missed the VMAs? We've Got Everything You Need Right Here

    Ryan-Roschke
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Another year, another absolutely wild night at the MTV Music Video Awards. The show took over LA on Sunday night, and there were scores of entertaining moments. On top of the incredible performances, there was plenty of drama, a good amount of shade, a few tears, and heaps and heaps of boundary-pushing fashion. Whether you missed the show or just want to get a mini refresher before you hash it out with your friends, keep reading for the night's biggest highlights.
  • An Acai Bowl Is Like a Smoothie You Eat With a Spoon

    Nicole-Perry
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Until recently, I was a major acai bowl skeptic. Quite simply, I didn't get the hype. What could be so great about a smoothie you eat from a bowl? But that's the thing: this seemingly minor change-up is exactly what makes it special. Instead of slurping down a smoothie, it asks you to take it slow and spoon up (and chew) each and every bite. As for how it tastes, purply-pink acai powder is at once tangy and bitter; it adds plenty of oomph to an otherwise more-or-less-standard fruit and nut drink. Where the real fun lies is in the toppings: an assortment of sliced fruits or berries are a must,…
  • A Little Love Goes a Long Way: Basic French Macarons

    Sara-Yoo
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Perhaps it's the rainbow of cheerful hues, the adorable two-bite size, or - most likely - the perfect crisp-chewy texture, but I just can't get enough of French macarons. Even when I'm stuffed to the gills, I can always make room for these tiny, delicate pastries. True, macarons can be temperamental (meringue is the capricious culprit), but they do respond wonderfully to patience, encouragement, and a loving touch. So before you dismiss the idea of making these little lovelies at home, we've found a basic recipe that breaks down the uncooperative veneer of the elusive macaron. Although part…
 
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    Hedonia

  • Up the Hatch (chiles)

    Hedonia
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:51 am
    Ages ago, I lived in Santa Fe. Ask anyone who knows me; I talk about it a lot, even though it's been almost 25 years. New Mexico is where I developed my addiction for spice, since green chiles are the condiment of choice on all foods, at every meal. Specifically, the most popular chile of the region is the Hatch chile, a long, crooked green pepper. It is the quintessential flavor of New Mexican cuisine, and now is the season for them. So when I received an invitation from Mollie Stone's for... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • Continuing my conversation with Hugh Acheson

    Hedonia
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Continued excerpts from my interview with chef Hugh Acheson, discussing the state of dining in the South and beyond. Read more on Hedonia ...
  • Ai Weiwei @Large, Alcatraz

    Hedonia
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    Today's the last day to catch Ai Weiwei's @Large exhibit on Alcatraz. In case you missed it, here's a few shots from our visit earlier this week. As you enter the New Industries Building, you're faced with a tremendous, colorful dragon. The dragon is a symbol of power and freedom, and incorporated in the body of the dragon are panels with quotes from political prisoners. In the next room, political prisoners are depicted in portraits done in Legos. In the main prison, one block of cells was... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • In a Pickle with Tacolicious

    Hedonia
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Photo: Edible Excursions For the most part, Mexican food in San Francisco is associated with our signature burrito, a fat slab filled with beans, rice, meat and potentially more, easily weighing in at a pound or more. Everyone has their favorite taqueria, and disagreements over which is superior can get heated indeed. I like an SF burrito as much as the next guy, but I think we need to be honest: It's not Mexican food. It's San Francisco food. When I worked in Redwood City, a colleague told me... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • Talking Tsukemono with Erik Aplin of ICHI Sushi

    Hedonia
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Photo: Alanna Hale Japanese cuisine is perhaps my favorite, or at least certainly in my top three. If I were stranded on a desert island, I'd be just fine so long as there was ample seafood, rice paddies, and someone to turn it all into perfect sushi every day. Hands down our favorite sushi place in the city is ICHI Sushi, and its izakaya bar, NI, in the back. We've been fans since their early days, occupying a tiny and fairly charmless space that housed our previous favorite, Yo's Sushi Club,... Read more on Hedonia ...
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Billionaire’s Franks & Beans – Welcome to the Top 1% of Comfort Foods

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    Maybe it’s the billionaire(s) in the news lately, but for some reason I decided to take one of America’s most frugal meals, franks and beans, and give it a high-end makeover. Besides, all the other classic comfort foods have been fancified, hipsterized, and/or molecular gastronomized; so I figured I would take this one down. And by down, I mean up. Usually, franks and beans is made by opening up a couple cans of baked beans, and heating it up with some sliced hotdogs. Not exactly something you’d serve to visiting dignitaries. However, by adding some fresh veggies, plain beans, and…
  • How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls – Authentic is as Authentic Does

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Based on the YouTube comments appearing under the newly posted spring rolls video, lots of people missed the part about this not trying to be a specific recipe, but simply a demo featuring the magic that is damp, rice paper wrappers. Don’t get me wrong; I love the “authentic” spring rolls I so often order at my friendly, neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant. Loaded with sweet shrimp, and bursting with vermicelli noodles, they are among the most delicious things ever invented. However, I do reserve the right to soak rice paper wrappers in water, and… (I hope you’re sitting down for…
  • Peach Financiers – Because French Bankers Hate Dirty Money

    24 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    There are many different techniques used for making financiers, but as usual, I’ve chosen the easiest one. I would have been happy to try those other more complicated versions, but fortunately, I enjoyed this one so much, there’s no need. I mention in the video that these are called “financiers” because they’re rich, and look like gold bars (if you use the traditional rectangular molds). Well, apparently that’s not quite right. Word on the “rue” is that there was a bakery next to the Paris stock exchange that made these small almond cakes so bankers could enjoy them on the way…
  • Homemade Dill Pickles – Naturally Fermented, Whatever That Means

    18 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    This is going to be an easy post, in that I know virtually nothing about fermenting pickles. The only thing I know for sure is how to make them, and for me, that’s enough. If you make a simple salt brine, add some spices, and submerge Kirby cucumbers in it for about a week, you get some fairly delicious pickles. Maybe it’s dumb luck, or just overwhelmingly good karma, but fortunately I’ve not experienced any of the problems I’ve seen others lament; such as mushy texture, scary molds, or exploding jars. Apparently, cucumbers are one of the more finicky things to pickle, but that…
  • Next Up: Dill Pickles

    17 Aug 2015 | 10:32 am
 
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    Around Mom's Kitchen Table

  • Mountain Rescue by Indie Author Charles Pogue

    Linda Sue
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Mountain RescueA Book by Charles PogueWhen University of Arkansas student Amanda Cooper hikes off-trail into the San Juan Mountains and gets lost, Brian Parsons, known for his survival skills and ability to find and rescue lost individuals in rough, wild country, rushes from Arkansas to Colorado to find his long-time friend. Trapped by a late winter storm, and roughing the dangers of the San Juan Mountains, their lives depend on each other. In the midst of escaping mountain lions, bears, rattle snakes, and sub-zero weather, Brian and Amanda shelter in a cave. When an earthquake causes a…
  • The Best Ever Skinny Iced Brewed Coffee with Non-fat Milk Recipe

    Susan Elliott
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Photo: chamomileSkinny Iced Brewed Coffee with Non-fat Milkby Susan Elliott A couple of days ago I was at my local coffee establishment and I ordered a skinny iced brewed coffee with non-fat milk. They had just happened to run out of coffee, so they had to brew some fresh. I watched the entire process from start to finish.In those few minutes I discovered the secret to the Cup-of-Joe I was spending way too much money on. I drank my drink and then hurried home to make my own version.Best Ever Skinny Iced Brewed Coffee with Non-fat Milk RecipeSeattle's Best Ground CoffeeIngredients:Your…
  • Delicious Pie Recipes

    Linda Sue
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo: Russ BrownDelicious Pie Recipesby Linda PogueWow! This year is moving fast. It is already the end of August, and it seems like just yesterday was January 1. As I start thinking of the fall and winter months ahead, I think of the desserts for holiday baking. One of my favorite desserts is pie. It usually doesn't matter what kind, though I do have some favorites. After reviewing the posts on this blog since the beginning post, I realized I have several good pie recipes here. So, I decided to make a post with links to all the pie recipes I have posted so far.Pie and Crust RecipesCreamy…
  • Texturized Splatter Painting: A Super Easy Home School Art Project for All Ages

    Susan Elliott
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Texturized Splatter Painting: A Super Easy Home School Art Project for any Childby Susan ElliottSpending time with your children can be an exciting experience this during homeschool. Here is a simple project that can be done no matter the age of your child. As long as your child can hold a paintbrush they can do this craft!Texturized Splatter PaintMaterials Needed:Canvas, any size you want (I used a three foot by two foot canvas, and each of my kids used a 3 inch by 3 inch canvas.)Several Acrylic paints, any colorSalt, any brand will do as long as it's fine grainedBowls for saltPaint brushes,…
  • Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

    Linda Sue
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Mexican Wedding Cookies (Sometimes called Mexican Wedding Cakes)One of my favorite cookies is the Mexican wedding cookie. They are sweet, crisp, buttery, and melt in your mouth. I can't make these unless I have a place to take them, such as a covered dish dinner or a family get-together. Charles and I would eat them all, then feel bad because we did. You can cover them completely with powdered sugar, or if you prefer, add a little cinnamon to the sugar before rolling the cookies in it.Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe1/2 cup sweet butter, room temperature1 cup unsifted all-purpose…
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  • Mini Kimchi Quesadillas

    Alejandra Ramos
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The combination of kimchi, melted cheese, and crisp tortillas is one of those things that sounds weird, but somehow totally works. I didn't come up with the concept of Kimchi Quesadillas; that honor goes to Roy Choi of the amazing Kogi BBQ truck in LA. I tried them on my most recent trip to the West coast and fell hard for that spicy, salty, crispy combo. It's the perfect snack food to serve
  • Feed Your Passion Episode 5: Kitchen Essentials

    Alejandra Ramos
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:46 am
    This week on Feed Your Passion, I invited Chef Grace Ramirez over to talk kitchen essentials and decluttering. I have a thing for kitchen gadgets so my pantries are stocked (perhaps...overstocked?). As a chef who has had to move quite a bit, Chef Grace knows all about what's worth keeping, and what needs to go. She shared some of her favorite must-have kitchen items, and then helped me tackle
  • Cream-Braised Pumpkin Scapes

    Alejandra Ramos
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:50 pm
    It's the word "scapes" that got me. They were piled up by the kale and beets on the farmer's table, large flat green leaves with soft, hollow-looking stems and the occasional corkscrew tendril flying out like a tiny green telephone cord. The sign said "Pumpkin Scapes $2." I love garlic scapes, so seeing that there was something called "pumpkin scapes," got me really excited. "What do you
  • Syrup-Soaked Almond Semolina Cake

    Alejandra Ramos
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    In New York City, ordering food is a pretty common thing. Even though I love to cook, I also really love craving something like zucchini fries or basil fried rice or blackened salmon, clicking a few buttons online, and having that very specific thing arrive 20-40 minutes later. One of my favorite things to order for delivery is a delicious Syrup-Soaked Semolina Cake from a middle eastern
  • Spicy Chipotle Salmon Tacos

    Alejandra Ramos
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    It's been at least two months since my last taco recipe so we are WAY overdue, friends. This time around it's all about these spicy Chipotle Salmon Tacos with an easy Cumin-Lime Mayo sauce. Salmon is already packed with tons of great flavor, so you really only need a few other simple ingredients to pull these together in record time. They're an ideal weeknight meal, or great for a lazy
 
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  • Low-Carb Snacks : Homemade Baked Cheese Crisps Recipe

    Emily Chapelle
    15 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Note: This recipe was originally posted in April, 2010. We still make these and they’re still just as delicious. You won’t regret giving this recipe a try! I’ve probably made these cheese crisps 100 times already. They’re so delicious, easy to “customize,” and quick to make. They’re great to snack on when you’re in the mood to “munch” but carrot sticks just aren’t cutting it – these are full of protein and fat and (depending on your cheese) zero to few carbs. They’ll satisfy actual hunger, which is always a plus,…
  • 4 Great Things About Going Back to School

    Emily Chapelle
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Office Depot for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Summer is coming to an end, and that means it’s almost time to take my kids back to school for their first day. We had big plans for the summer, but instead, it ended up being kind of a play-it-by-ear thing. I never got them signed up for the classes and camps we had researched. We did some of the crafts on our list, but not all of them. We went on an awesome family vacation to the beach. We splashed in our backyard pool, had picnics, visited parks, and played at home. We read books.
  • Memories of Summer Boating

    Emily Chapelle
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Discover Boating for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “We should get a boat someday. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a boat?” My husband is a fan. He used to do little sailing outings for fun in high school with his NJROTC. And while he has no intention of ever going on a cruise (I may have to someday with just me and the kids, because I kinda want to!), his deployments on ships haven’t seemed to cause any waning of interest in the water. We’ll be driving down the desert highway, and see a truck go by, dragging a…
  • Coconut Flour Pancakes (Fluffy Paleo Pancakes!)

    Emily Chapelle
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This coconut flour pancakes recipe was first published in June of 2010, and since then we’ve made these pancakes probably hundreds of times (I’m not exaggerating). Almost every Saturday morning, we make a big batch, usually double the recipe, and have pancakes together. Then, the kids like to have the leftovers with sun butter or peanut butter and fruit spread – favorites are bilberry, strawberry, and apricot – throughout the week (links are to the ones we buy). So I figured it was time for an update! Prettier (and pinnable) photos, and an easy-to-print recipe. If…
  • How Long to Boil Corn on the Cob – Perfect Corn Every Time

    Emily Chapelle
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Answering the age-old question of how long to boil corn on the cob. But first, a little story… If there’s one thing that says “summer” to me, it might just be corn on the cob. When my family visited my grandmother in Michigan every summer, “Doo-Dah” would bring us corn on the cob for the requisite family cookout. My dozens of cousins and second cousins (well, close to dozens) and I sat in the yard, shucking the corn and taking off as much of the silk as we could, happily anticipating the feast ahead. A few short hours later would find us happily munching…
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  • 3 Wines to Pair with Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:02:43 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Salmon, a luscious fish, pairs well with both richer whites and lighter reds. While fish and oaky wines tend to clash, the grilled flavor can actually work well with lightly oaked wines. Pinot Gris In the US, Pinot Gris grows well in Oregon, and salmon is a huge part of the food culture in the Pacific Northwest, so it’s almost no surprise that this pairing works well. Pinot Gris’s...
  • 7 Ways to Use Leftover Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:50:10 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Next time you grill salmon, throw a few extra fillets on the grates so you can make one of these dishes the next day. 1. Sandwiches Layer it with bacon and watercress in a ciabatta roll for a riff on a BLT. [%image1] Or dress it with herby yogurt and stuff the salad in a hot dog bun for a salmon roll. [%image2] 2. Kedgeree Make a delicious version of this lesser-known...
  • Big News: René Redzepi’s Fantastic Wild Food World

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:26:33 -0400
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:04 am
    “Dear Friends,” begins the announcement from René Redzepi and his nonprofit MAD organization. “We’ve been rather quiet over the past 12 months. Not that we’ve been sitting idle, on the contrary, we’ve been fast at work on some exciting new initiatives.” When René Redzepi says he’s got some exciting initiatives, I am listening. After all, he’s the most influential chef in the world...
  • 7 Ways to Dress Up Grilled Salmon

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:24:33 -0400
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Richly flavored salmon can stand up to bold flavors, especially when it’s grilled. Here are seven sauces to try. 1. Pesto Sure, a classic basil pesto is nice, but this cilantro-pecan version is spectacular with grilled salmon. [%image1] 2. Dill Pickle Butter Could there be a more perfect combination than tangy pickles and luscious butter? As soon as the salmon comes off the...
  • 7 Drinks to Make If You Love a Piña Colada

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:36:23 -0400
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Creamy, tropical and usually topped with a fun paper umbrella, piña coladas are essential summer drinking. But sometimes they’re a little much for back porch sipping. Here, seven great, easy-to-make cocktails for piña colada lovers looking for a more casual cocktail. 1. Rio Tropical  This smooth, rich mocktail is made with refreshing coconut water, pineapple gum syrup, nutty...
 
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  • Last Day to Purchase the Reset & Thrive Library!

    Wendy Hammond
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Amid preparing the pantry and buying new boots (and school supplies, if you have kids), consider getting your health off to a good start this September. This is your last reminder about the Reset & Thrive Library. This is a great time of year to get your health off to a great start; after seeing the quality of the ebooks and the response of buyers already so far, you won’t want to miss out!   TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY the Reset & Thrive Library: FOR ONLY $39, YOU CAN INSTANTLY DOWNLOAD AN E-LIBRARY FILLED WITH 40 DIGITAL RESOURCES, EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS PAGE, AND A BONUS…
  • Garden for Good with Community Gardens

    Wendy Hammond
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:16 pm
    A community garden in Grand Rapids, MI Community gardens are all the rage. A few years ago it was a novelty; now it seems that several community gardens are scattered across neighborhoods all over North America. Churches, neighborhood associations, and even individuals with extra yard to spare are using their skills and land as a way to bring people together while also providing food to families that might not otherwise have access to fresh produce. If you’ve thought about starting a community garden, I will post some resources at the end of this article. However, perhaps you already…
  • Reset Your Kitchen for Fall

    Guest Post
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    The chill this week has been good for running, but it has caught me off guard in the kitchen! It’s a great reminder to give the kitchen a reset and prepare for warm, hearty meals. Rather than salads and grilled meats it’s time for roasted root vegetables and soups. It’s also a great time of year to clean out the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. Get rid of the unmarked canned goods and frozen peppers from five years ago. Give everything a good scrubbing. Here are some more things on my to do list: Baked Goods check existing supplies of sweeteners, flours, and other items…
  • Marathon Training Back On: The Mental Game Begins

    Wendy Hammond
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    Great news! I was cleared to run again on Friday. As usual, DH was his supportive self when he heard the news: Luckily I only missed a week of training, and the 7 mile long run was the same distance that I was supposed to have done last week. I was feeling great and the weather had cooled considerably. The only problem? I was a little nervous about running alone, just in case I had something happen again, and DH was planning to run with the RunGR group in the morning. My irrational fear of running in groups I am TERRIFIED of running in groups. I really don’t know why this is. I…
  • Reset Your Health for the New School Year with the Reset & Thrive Library

    Wendy Hammond
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Where, oh where, has the summer gone? It seems like I had so many things I wanted to do and now it’s almost over! So many races, festivals, beaches, so little time. Even though I don’t have kids, and haven’t gone to school in ages, fall always seems like a time to step back and make a plan. Start fresh with a new notebook. (Is there anything more glorious than the open possibilities of a blank notebook with pretty cover?)   It’s also a great time of year to make some new health resolutions. To take a reset and make sure our lives are in balance and in alignment…
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    The Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

  • In Praise of the Beet — Kitchen Meditation

    30 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pin it “The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious." — Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume READ MORE »
  • Recipe: Homemade Almond Butter with Honey & Cinnamon — But First, Breakfast!

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Pin it Toast is certainly having a moment. Avocado toast is popping up on numerous cafe menus around our city, and I've been to a number of spots that serve toast with nut butters "made in-house." And while I love a crusty slice of toasted bread slathered thick with almond butter, I often scoff at the price tag. So lately I've been making my own version at home. It takes half an hour (and much of this is inactive time spent toasting the nuts in the oven), it's cheaper, and you can customize your almond butter to suit your own tastes and preferences. READ MORE »
  • 5 Essential Tips for Keeping Your Refrigerator Clean and Organized — Cleaning Tips from the Kitchn

    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pin it Your refrigerator is probably the most-used appliance in your kitchen, so it's only natural to encounter spills, drips, sticky spots, and food debris. It happens to even the cleanest of cooks; the key is knowing these five essential tips that will keep it clean and organized year-round. READ MORE »
  • 5 Vegetarian Grain Bowls for a Week of Winning Fall Dinners — Meal Plans from The Kitchn

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Pin it For this week-long dinner series, I came up with five different grain bowls, each filled with a generous variety of grains, veggies, sauces, and toppings. They're warm and filling, and also take full advantage of late-summer produce — the perfect way to transition into fall and the cooler days ahead. READ MORE »
  • Fresh Recipes for 5 of Our Favorite Weeknight Meal Templates — Recipes from The Kitchn

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pin it Open Slideshow Earlier this week I shared 20 weeknight meal templates, which assign a food theme to each night of the week and are an easy way to think about meal planning. Once you have your template down, it's time to nail down your recipes. Here are recipes to go with our five favorite weeknight meal templates. READ MORE »
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    foodista.com

  • The Beauty of Beans: Slow Cooker Curry Lentils

    lrodrigues
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Cranberry, black, pinto, kidney, broad, speckled - at first glance you might think I am talking about horse breeds or types of flowers but beans are just as colorful and interesting.  Many corners of the world rely on the humble legume as their main source of protein.
  • How To Buy The Best Sea Scallops

    ajeanroy
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Living right on the coast, our seasonal eating is not like our friends in the midwest. Tourists stand in line for hours to eat a single pound lobster, and we freeze them in 50 pound batches for winter eating.
  • 5 Ways to Spruce Up a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    lrodrigues
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Peanut butter and jelly is the classic school lunch standby. Most parents keep bread and a jar of each on hand at all times. While there is certainly nothing wrong with sticking to tradition, it can get overstated from time to time.
  • The Beauty of Homemade Condiments

    ajeanroy
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:43 pm
    To be honest, condiments are the unsung heroes of any dish. Who out there can relate to an overcooked hamburger being saved by creamy mayonnaise or chicken coming to life with a marinade of spicy mustard and honey?
  • A Veggie Sandwich tha Even the Kids Will Love

    lrodrigues
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Parents, myself included, get stuck in the school lunch rut.  We run on auto-pilot, churning peanut butter and jelly  and bologna and cheese sandwiches like a well oiled machine.
 
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    Gigabiting

  • Paid Placeholders, Virtual Queues, and Other Ways to Hack a Restaurant Line

    Janice
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:58 am
                Yep, they’re still lining up for cronuts. The line is out there every morning snaking down the Soho sidewalk before the 8am bakery opening. It’s not just New York and it’s not just a [...]
  • In the inimitable words of Oliver Wendall Douglas: Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

    Janice
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
      Golf course condos are passé. The new status symbol is a farm view. A new kind of residential development is bringing 24/7 farm-to-table living to the suburbs. Called agrihoods, they’re suburban subdivisions built with a working farm as the central feature, in the same way that [...]
  • Saving the Dive Bars: Give them landmark status

    Janice
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
      Does the bathroom have a working lock? Is it stocked with toilet paper? Are there more wine options than red or white? Are there growlers? More than one kind of bitters? Is anyone wearing a bow tie? If you could answer [...]
  • Why We Like a Fizzy Drink on a Hot Day

    Janice
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
      By all accounts, we shouldn’t like carbonation. The defining sensation is pain. It’s what we call the ‘bite’ that’s felt when the carbon dioxide bubbles dissolve into acid in the mouth and tweak pain centers in the brain. Scientists believe that this reaction [...]
  • Has the High Price of Eggs Got You Down? Rent a Chicken.

    Janice
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:48 am
      Egg prices have more than doubled in most of the country and there are more increases to come. An avian flu outbreak that struck farms in egg-producing mid-western states has led to the deaths of more than 48 million chickens [...]
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    Cooking with Thas

  • Mango Vermicelli Payasam- Mango Payasam

    Thas
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    Mango and vermicelli cooked in sweetened milk, delicious dessert… Hope everyone had a great Onam celebration. Onam is one of the biggest festivals in Kerala, India celebrated by all Keralites. Sadya, a grant vegetarian feast is served for Onam. Sadya comprises of many vegetarian dishes, so making Sadya is definitely time consuming. I was not planning to make Sadya this time. For the past couple of days, my FB news feed has been over loaded with Sadya pics and that kind of tempted me to change my mind and make my own mini Sadya. For Sadya Recipe, click here. I prepared 7 kinds of dishes…
  • Red Velvet Cake- with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

    Thas
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Red Velvet cake frosted with delicious mascarpone, cream cheese and whipped cream frosting…A vibrant cake for any special occasions. I baked this cake for my Man’s birthday a couple of days ago. I always bake a cake from scratch for all special occasions, and I try different cakes every time. Making red velvet cake had been on my top to bake list for so long and this time I went ahead and made this cake. I have never felt baking to be tiring, when I bake I will be seen indulged in it and it’s quite relaxing for me. For making the red velvet cake, you have to add red color.
  • Curry Leaf Fish Curry

    Thas
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Fish cooked in curry leaves gravy, aromatic and green fish curry… Curry leaves are unavoidable in South Indian cooking, they impart an incredible aroma and taste to any dish. A sprig of curry leaves are added while cooking almost all veggie and fish dishes. It’s also added into the oil for tempering along with mustard seeds and dry red chilies, as it gets fried in the oil the flavor and aroma that comes out of it is just amazing. Curry leaves are abundantly grown in South India, due to the tropical weather and are found in the backyard of most houses. Fresh curry leaves are…
  • Ground Beef kothu Parotta

    Thas
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Kerala Parottas are chopped into small slices and stir fried with ground beef or beef Keema, a true South Indian delicacy… I have to admit that I am not an expert when it comes to making Kerala parottas. Making the perfect parottas require a lot of practice and it’s basically an art. The first time I’d made Kerala Parotta from scratch was 3 years ago and it turned out good, I couldn’t help but do a happy dance. Last month on the day before Eid, I had my second attempt at making parottas from scratch and it turned out chewy and hard: I was very much disappointed. I…
  • Indo-Thai Style Chicken and Potato Curry

    Thas
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Aromatic and absolutely delicious Indo-Thai style chicken and potato curry… I am literally obsessed with lemon grass and Kaffir lime leaves. Any dish will turn aromatic when these two ingredients are added while cooking. I always have these stored in my refrigerator or freezer. In fact, kaffir lime leaves can be stored in the freezer for several months. I make this chicken and potato curry quite often and is served with rice or pasta or noodles. The aroma that spreads out of this dish is mesmerizing and I will be seen taking deep breaths in…   Thai Style Chicken and Potato…
 
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    A Sweet Spoonful

  • Sara’s Peach Derby Ice Cream

    megang
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:18 pm
    I received The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon cookbook in the mail not long before we moved to our new house, and I remember lying in bed and bookmarking pages I was excited to try but also feeling overwhelmed with where to start: the truth is that this summer has been a relatively low-inspiration / low energy time in the kitchen for me. I’d been chalking it up to pregnancy but when I think back and if I’m honest with myself, my cooking style tends to be very easy and produce-driven during these warmer months. I rarely break out complicated recipes, instead relying on fresh…
  • Heidi Swanson’s Cucumber Salad

    megang
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    You often hear how women begin to nest towards the end of pregnancy. This looks different for different people — some staying up late at night finishing painting projects, others buying new furniture, stocking the freezer or spending time on the nursery. Next week I’ll be entering the third trimester and I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of nesting and of spending time at home. In truth, nesting isn’t something that’s new to me: I come from a family of nesters. My dad opened a furniture store the year I was born in Northern California and during my…
  • Whole Wheat Banana Bread

    megang
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Last weekend we went camping out on Orcas Island, my favorite of all the San Juan Islands. The trip had been on our calendar for a few months, but it seemed to sneak up quickly (hasn’t that been the case this summer?) leaving us scurrying like crazy to get out of the house Friday afternoon to catch our ferry. We’ve been to Orcas enough times to have a favorite swimming hole, hike, and bakery, but this trip would be different as we were going car camping with three other couples and a gaggle of kids. I knew that at 24 weeks pregnant it might not be superbly comfortable to sleep in…
  • Confetti Quinoa Salad

    megang
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    We just returned from my mom’s cabin on Lake George in upstate New York where we often spend the 4th of July. As usual, each bedroom was packed with family members (this year the couch was even occupied for a night), and our days with reading, lounging on the dock, swimming a bit, maybe jogging down the road or playing tennis if you were feeling ambitious. We drank a notable amount of seltzer water; I managed to read three books and my mom threw us a family baby shower complete with balloons, chocolate cake and Mike’s rhubarb bars. In previous years, my mom has planned most of…
  • Toasted Coconut Popsicles (+ Some Big News)

    megang
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Hello from our guest bedroom where I have officially taken up refuge as our upstairs bedroom is stifling hot and my inexpensive drug store fan doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. We’re having a bit of a heat wave in Seattle, and Sam has been out of town all week so dinner has been a mellow affair, usually consisting of quesadillas or, on occasion, a big bowl of berries + whipped cream or popsicles. I finally just bought a popsicle mold and am not quite sure what took me so long, but I’m hooked and these coconut numbers were the first recipe I tried. The ingredient list…
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    lisa is cooking

  • Crunchy Fermented Buckwheat Cereal with Homemade Yogurt

    lisa is cooking
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Other than mentioning sourdough breads, I’ve been doing lots of fermenting of food and not talking about it here. It started two years ago after I read Sandor Katz’s The Art of Fermentation and made lacto-fermented pickles for the first time. I was hooked. I loved that the sour flavor is a little different and a little more complex than what you get when pickling with vinegar. I’ve made lacto-fermented pickles with cucumbers, okra, peppers, and green beans, and I’ve made a fermented tomato... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Summer Vegetable Tartlets with Parmesan Cream

    lisa is cooking
    8 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    I received a review copy of Anne-Sophie Pic’s newest book, Scook: The Complete Cookery Course. It’s a big, beautiful cookbook that she wrote to continue the tradition of passing along kitchen experience to new cooks. The recipes are some of her favorites from her childhood as well as her professional life in the kitchen. This new book is just as stunning as her previous book, Le Livre Blanc, which was focused on her incredible restaurant creations, but these recipes are much more doable by the... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Cobbler

    lisa is cooking
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I keep coming back to the book Huckleberry. I had a feeling this would happen when I first read it. I haven’t baked my way entirely through the Muffins chapter yet, but I did find out just how delicious the Chocolate Chunk Muffins are. And, I don’t know how I haven’t baked the Blueberry Brioche or made the Brown Rice Quinoa Pancakes yet but I will eventually. Lately, I’ve been flipping back through the pages of all the savory dishes for breakfast or brunch. The photos of the sandwiches cause... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • S’mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue

    lisa is cooking
    18 Jul 2015 | 3:41 pm
    It had been ages since I’d done any baking, and this was a great recipe for a return to it. I saw these bars in Food and Wine magazine back in April and made a mental note that I must try them. Anything of or related to s’mores is an easy sell on me. Whether it’s fancy s’mores with homamde graham crackers and marshmallows with divine varieties of chocolate, s’mores cookies, or any other similar concoction, I’m game. I deemed the 4th of July a good occasion for all-American S’mores Bars and... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Spicy Squid and Shrimp Stir-Fry

    lisa is cooking
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    In my last post, I apologized for all the salads lately. Of course, I blame this on the temporary kitchen. As long as we’re living in our temporary home waiting for our new home to be finished, I’m going to lack interest in spending time in this little kitchen that doesn’t have enough countertop space. I’ve been cooking mostly quick and simple things that don’t require much room to prepare with only a few forays into baking. Below is a photo of the current state of my new kitchen. It’s still... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
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    La Fuji Mama

  • Brown Bag Baked Peach Pie at Honey Salt, Las Vegas

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Thank goodness it’s Friday Pie-day!  Today’s slice of goodness comes to us from Las Vegas.  Every time we drive to California to visit my parents we drive through Las Vegas.  On our way back from our most recent visit we may a quick stop at a restaurant called Honey Salt because I had read that their brown bag baked pie was one of the best bites of pie in Las Vegas.  We met up with my friend Shanna (she writes a fabulous blog called Pineapple & Coconut which you should check out!) and her two kiddos, giving our kids the chance to run around (they love being together),…
  • 3 California Avocado After-School Snacks

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s that time of year again when our kids are heading back to school.  Good bye lazy days.  Good bye sleeping in.  But hey, I’m happy to be back on a schedule and have some time during the day when I have the house to myself to take back control of things.  But when the kids come home I have to be on my game.  Snacktime comes first at our house after school and today I’m sharing three different snack recipes that include California avocados over on The Scoop!  So head on over and get your snack on!
  • Kyotofu’s Sweet Tofu Pudding

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Author Nicole Bermensolo brought her love for Japanese culture to Manhattan in 2006 when she and her friend Michael opened Kyotofu, a full-service restaurant and bakery.  The Kyotofu bakery featured Nicole’s quirky approach to Japanese sweets and customers fell in love.  In 2013 Nicole and Michael decided to close the restaurant so Nicole could focus on building Kyotofu into a bigger and better business.  Nicole has since written a book, Kyotofu: Uniquely Delicious Japanese Desserts, as a way to give people access to the sweets they once served at their restaurant.  I was recently…
  • Pillow Talk—Friday Pie-Day

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:51 am
    It’s Friday Pie-Day!  Friday is turning into my favorite day of the week because, well, pie! Today’s pie isn’t actually a pie I have tasted, but it’s on my wish list.  This idea is out of Salisbury Mills, NY from Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast where they have taken the traditional chocolate mint on the pillow with turndown service and turned it on its head.  Yep, they have stepped it up big time with miniature pies placed on pillows as part of the inn’s nightly “Pie on Pillow” turndown service.  Are you swooning yet? The pies are made by Mrs.
  • Roasted Hatch Chile Cornbread—Celebrating Harmons Chile Roast

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:28 pm
    I’ve recently had friends that live in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, rubbing in my face the fact that they’ve got Hatch chile roastings all over the place where they live.  Not fair!  Thankfully I was alerted to the fact that I was not out of luck.  Harmons Grocery, a local grocery chain here that I love and am a blogger for, sent me an email letting me know that they would be celebrating chile season and would be roasting fresh Hatch chiles over the course of several weeks and asked if I’d be interested in covering the celebration.  I didn’t have to think…
 
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    Beyond [the Plate]

  • Beautiful Land

    Danielle
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    My friend, Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo was invited to the inaugural Women’s Meat Camp hosted by the Belcampo Meat Company and brought me along as her tent-mate and photographer. It was a four-day all-girls’ extravaganza featuring butchery and open-fire cooking of some fine cuts of meat, accompanied by: copious amounts of rosé, cocktails, yoga on the lawn, hands-on sausage-making, farm walks, hair-braiding, story-telling, grilled peaches and hand-churned ice-cream. My Instagram feed offered a preview of the fun we got into, but here’s a “proper” (ie, larger)…
  • “Put Yourself In The Way Of Beauty”

    Danielle
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    This is my favorite quote from ‘Wild’ the movie, because any opportunity to seek out and be in the presence of beauty is an opportunity not to be missed. We took this to heart on a recent jaunt up north to Sebastopol, the heart of the Russian River Valley. Inventive food, spectacular Pinots and all around us, Nature in her lush Spring glory. EAT + DRINK: Underwood Bar & Bistro (good selection of tapas-style bites and wonderful cocktails) 9113, Graton Road Graton, CA 707-823-7023 Peter Lowell’s (went for breakfast, they make their own hot sauce which is great with eggs)…
  • Reminiscing Ice-Cream

    Danielle
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    In September 2011 the brilliant marketing folks at Travel Oregon put together a media trip that was truly one-of-a-kind. They gathered about 40-50 food and travel bloggers from North America for a weekend designed to showcase the best activities that Oregon had to offer, from river rafting to salmon-fishing, and kept us well-fed and libated by the amazing community of food artisans and restaurateurs in Portland. I spent a morning hanging out with one of these businesses, Salt & Straw – the ground zero of innovative ice-cream flavors like Pear and Blue Cheese or Strawberry Honey…
  • Personal Work: Steadiness & Ease

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

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

  • The History of Cake: From origins to whoopie pies

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Happy birthday to you! Or congratulations on getting married! Opportunities to enjoy a slice of cake come up on a regular basis. But how much do you really know about this partygoer? What about the inverse of cake, whoopie pie? If you want to know more about this sweet treat then you’ve come to the right article. This is a history of cake. Origins Cake came quickly on the heels of the invention of flour. Historians believe cake is from Egypt, when it was a combination of bread with honey and nuts. The word cake, comes from the Vikings, an old Norse word, kaka. Take the first K and the last…
  • Classic Easy Cole Slaw Recipe: 6 Ingredients and done

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Back in high school I had a job at a fast food fish restaurant. Our staple dish was fish and chips with a side of slaw, and I prepped the slaw on a regular basis, 30 pounds at a time. I remember the zen of shoving heads of cabbage through the shredder and the splurp of the gallon of mayo as it blobbed out of the plastic jar. Besides the mayo, cole slaw has a lot of sugar in it. We wanted to create a recipe that kept the classic flavors, but minimized the mayo and sugar. We use about half the mayo of traditional recipes.  We think we hit it out of the park with this easy cole slaw recipe…
  • Is fruit juice healthy? How home juicing and soda compare

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr If you had to guess how would you answer the question, is fruit juice healthy? It’s tricky right? On the one hand it’s a fruit, just a plant with the insides squeezed into a glass. On the other hand, you’ve seen something about high sugar content so maybe it’s not so good. Fruit Juice Comparison Fruit juices are not so good, especially when you compare their nutritional content to the original fruit. The glycemic index (GI) is one way of measuring sugar in foods, the higher the GI number, the quicker the rise of blood sugar in your body. For diabetics, picking low…
  • Lemon Risotto Recipe: from Middle Ages to Modern

    Lisa Johnson
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    This recipe is my go-to for impressing dinner guests, and it pairs well with chicken and fish dishes. I particularly like it with grilled salmon.  Yes, you have to work for it, but boy is it worth it. The history of risotto began in Middle Ages when travelers first introduced rice to Spain and Italy.  The Spaniards developed paella, but the Italians added cheese, broth, and saffron and slow cooked it for creamy goodness. Initially, only the aristocracy could afford to eat risotto, but once the rice production ramped up, it became a dish for everyone to enjoy. I first sampled this lemon…
  • Orange Sherbet Cooler Recipe

    Lisa Johnson
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    My restaurant days began at 16 when I was a waitress/ice cream scooper at Friendly’s in White City, Shrewsbury. At the time, our store was the second busiest in the chain. Only the original location, with screaming kids insisting on purple ice cream and extra jimmies, had a larger crowd.  Yes, we called chocolate sprinkles jimmies back then. I loved working on the “cab” where I would scoop and scoop in relative peace putting together every conceivable ice cream concoction. To this day, I make the best ice cream shakes (and Fribbles!) of anyone I know.I adapted this recipe…
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  • The Beach at Dream Downtown Brunch

    Emily
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:17 pm
    With Labor Day quickly approaching, I wanted to check off “NYC rooftop pool” from my bucket list in a fierce way. I leave for Europe next week, which means I’m going to return and summer is going to feel like 2 seasons ago. I knew my time for summer fun was dwindling and I had to act fast, which is why I was thrilled when the stars aligned last weekend and I was able to visit Dream Beach pool. For those who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Dream Downtown yet for their rooftop club or Bodega Negra restaurant and cafe, you’re missing out. It’s a…
  • China Chilcano Brunch II

    Annie
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    We’re back, Bitches. We just couldn’t stay away from China Chilcano for long. You see, Cori Sue and Amanda were invited to dine with Chef José Andrés himself (those lucky Bitches!) when the restaurant first opened. You can read about what they ate here. Naturally, I was insanely jealous. Fortunately for me, I was invited to test the brand-new brunch menu last weekend as it launched. When you visit for brunch, you’ll be able to order from the regular menu as well as this specially-crafted brunch menu—so choose wisely. In case you missed it, China Chilcano is so named as an homage to…
  • Sweet Potato Spiralized Carbonara

    Emily
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    As many of you have now figured out, I go through stages of over-commitment in all facets of my life. This includes everything from my young teenage year(s) fantasizing about living in the south side of Chicago and excelling at hip-hop after watching Save the Last Dance, my three-month winter stint doing only Pure Barre, and now, my current obsession with spiralizing everything that can be turned into noodles. But hey, at least I keep you on your toes! Let’s talk about the spiralizer. More than ever, I’m seeing the infiltration of zoodles, swoodles, and other veg alternatives…
  • Buttermilk Falls Inn in Milton, NY

    Ally
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    One of my favorite things about living on the East Coast is all of the opportunities for easy trips out of the city to explore the surrounding area. I’ve taken a few trips around upstate New York for local wineries and a heavy dose of nature, which can be just what the doctor ordered after too much time in the concrete jungle. I was recently invited for a Sunday night stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn in Milton, New York, which is about 90 minutes outside of the  city. I grabbed a close friend, Andrada, who was also in need of some quick R&R and we eagerly packed our bags for 24 hours…
  • Bitch At Us: Julie Schechter of fitBallet

    Reily
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Bitch Biz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with fitBallet. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the company.   We consider ourselves Fit Bitches, so whenever we find a workout class or routine that we truly love, we admittedly binge a bit. Exhibit A: fitBallet, which just broke onto the New York scene, by way of California, this year. The five of us New York Bitches have been known to often run into one another at a weekday evening class. The classes are held in a charming old New York dance studio, complete with old ballet bars…
 
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    Mexican recipes cooking blog

  • Poblano Pepper Strips with Cream / Rajas de Chile Poblano con Crema

    Mely Martínez
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    When I cook this “Rajas de Chile Poblano”, I can’t stop eating them. That’s why I try to make it less often even if It is so yummy. Just few ingredients and the cream do wonders shooting the spiciness of the Poblano pepper. Even before I start cooking my mouth starts watering, and then the thought that potatoes will be added (because my son will also eat them), makes it even merrier. Imagine potatoes and cream together in a taco, Delicious!Read more »
  • Xnipec Salsa

    Mely Martínez
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:27 pm
    The name “Xni-pec “comes from the Maya words “ni” (nose), and “peek” (dog), referring to a dog’s wet nose, since this sauce can be so hot that your nose will sweat like a dog!My first experience with Habanero peppers was a funny and memorable one. Habaneros weren’t that common where I lived in the north, so when I moved to work in the southern states, I had no idea that this little pepper was so fiery hot and was also very important in the Yucatan gastronomy. So one weekend, my sponsor family was having a barbecue and I was in charge of making the salsa to go alone with the…
  • How to make Smoked Pork Chops in Chipotle Salsa

    Mely Martínez
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and recipe are 100%  mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBiasSmoked pork chops can be cooked in many several recipes, not just pan fried. This recipe is a very popular way to cook smoked pork chops in México, because almost everyone has at home all the ingredients in their kitchen: tomatoes, onion, garlic and canned chipotles. You can either cook the pork chops whole or chopped like the way I present them here.Read more »
  • Masa Balls in a Black Bean Soup (Mexican corn Dumplings)

    Mely Martínez
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and the recipe are 100% mineMy mom used to make this soup for us growing up, and I remember checking my siblings’ bowls, just to make sure they didn't get more of the masa balls in the soup (Mexican corn dumplings) than I did. I enjoyed having them so much in my soup that I always asked for more. The masa balls are also known as "Chochoyotes, Jarochos in the State of Veracruz and Joroches in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is an easy soup with few ingredients that can be prepared in minutes. This is a…
  • Scrambled eggs with salsa - Huevito en Salsa

    Mely Martínez
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
     Last week, I posted a recipe for a salsa using small garden tomatoes, and today I’m going to show you one of the many uses my grandma had for that salsa. Scrambled eggs in salsa is a delicious combination that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. It is made with very few ingredients, and the best part is that you can use any other salsa, like green salsa, roasted salsa, pasilla or a tomato salsa. Kids love it in corn tortilla tacos when using a mild salsa.  Read more »
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  • Grilled Pork Loin with Peppers and Onions Recipe

    Robyn
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Grilled Pork Loin with Peppers and Onions makes a quick and easy dish perfect for weeknight or weekend meals!  With the lazy days of summer rolling into the more hectic weeknights that go along with back to school and weekends filled to the brim, it is nice to have a recipe that is simple and always delicious! This grilled pork loin with pepper and onions is one of those dishes that is a quick and easy weeknight favorite, but is also just perfect for easy weekend entertaining! What could be better than that?! For this recipe, I used Smithfield’s garlic and herb pre-marinated pork…
  • Mimi’s Mexican Cornbread Salad Recipe

    Robyn
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Mexican Cornbread Salad makes a delicious layered salad recipe using buttermilk cornbread, beans, tomatoes, and so much more! There’s just something about cornbread that I can’t resist and in this salad, it definitely shines! It is my sister’s recipe and one that I absolutely love. I am so glad she’s sharing the recipe with you all (and with me!). In case you may be confused by the name of the recipe, my sister’s nickname in our family is Mimi. It wasn’t always her nickname. Growing up, my Grandfather called her Wendy Bill for some unknown reason and that…
  • How to Test Flour for Self-Rising or All-Purpose

    Robyn
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A quick and fool-proof baking tip for how to test flour to know if you have self-rising flour or all-purpose flour! I have a tiny, tiny pantry. It is possibly the smallest part of my entire house. This summer, my cleaning spurt extended into my pantry to clear out items that we weren’t using, generally straightening the shelves to be more orderly and where I could actually find what I was looking for whenever I opened the pantry door. I purchased new canisters to decant my flour, sugar, and other items into that had a tighter fitting lid since pulling my old glass canisters in and out…
  • Chicken Artichoke Pizza Recipe

    Robyn
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Chicken Artichoke Pizza made with homemade pizza crust, cheese, chicken and artichoke hearts makes a pizza recipe everyone loves! A few years back, we started a tradition of making homemade pizzas and watching movies to celebrate the weekend. Some weekends, other things come along and we aren’t able to make it, but when we do, it is a pure and complete joy.We installed a pull down projection screen onto one end of the porch that we can pull down and project movies onto when the weather cools off. We grab blankets, our plates and drinks and settle in to watch movies on our own little…
  • Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Recipe

    Robyn
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Buffalo Chicken Lasagna combines two favorite dishes in one – buffalo chicken and lasagna!  Oh my goodness. If you guys like buffalo chicken nearly as much as my family does, then this recipe is going to be one that you have to try. I love to prepare this dish as a make-ahead to help me throughout the week since it makes a huge recipe perfect for serving a crowd or serving for a couple of meals. But, you can also take this recipe and divide it in half into smaller baking dishes, bake one for now and freeze the other for later or even for sharing. Talk about a win win! To make this…
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    A Couple Cooks

  • Salted Chocolate Pistachio Creamy Vegan Ice Cream

    Sonja
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Ever get the Sunday night blues? That jittery feeling in your stomach that the work or school week is only a night’s sleep away? The pressure to fully utilize those last, fleeting moments?  I’ve had a weekly case of the Sunday night blues for years, though I’ve finally learned to alleviate it with some mental tricks. A friend of mine used to combat it with a date to the ice cream shop with his wife (Jeni’s, if you must know). I like that. Sitting here in late August, it’s like the Sunday night blues of the summer. As much as I love fall’s pumpkin…
  • Berries and Yogurt Whipped Cream

    Sonja
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Summer is all about simplicity in the kitchen, and nothing could be simpler than berries and cream. Before it’s too late, here’s an idea to use with the last of the summer’s berries. Many times after summer meals, Alex and I will whip up our sweetened whipped cream recipe to top some seasonal fruit. However, this yogurt whipped cream from our friend Cheryl’s cookbook Yogurt Culture recently caught my eye, which uses both yogurt and cream, and we thought we’d give it a go. What results is a slightly tangy, lightly sweet cream that pairs perfectly with ripe…
  • A Balanced Approach: Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

    Sonja
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Babies are on the brain over here at A Couple Cooks. Now that we’ve shared the news that we’re adopting, we can post this without confusion. Our friend Nicole Gulotta is the beautiful writer behind the fabulous blog Eat This Poem, where she pairs poems + recipes and shares literary city guides. We first met Nicole a few years ago and have since developed a lasting friendship. So we were stoked when she approached us about contributing to our Healthy + Whole series on the topic that’s foremost in her mind, her new bundle of joy due in October! The topic of eating during…
  • Roasted Poblano and Corn Pizzas

    Sonja
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Already the cicadas are humming, the state fair is at its peak, and corn and poblano peppers have appeared at the farmers’ market–meaning, it’s late August. The summer has flown by, and kids are already back to school (each year it comes sooner and sooner, it seems!). Change is in the air, and we’re feeling it with our announcement that we’ll be adopting a little one sometime in the future, which is incomprehensible and exciting all at once. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and notes–they mean so much to us! Late August and September give me a…
  • Some (Big) News

    Sonja
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:45 pm
    “Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection When I was very young, not more than 4 years old, I remember going on a walk with my grandfather. He asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. “A writer,” I said. In his day, I’d imagine many little girls asked that question would say, “A mother”. I wanted that too, but at that point playing with baby dolls was secondary to writing and illustrating my own books. Fast forward 30 years and…
 
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    Chow and Chatter

  • Bulgur Wheat and Carrot Salad

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:35 am
    I made this salad recently its based on Tabouleh a Middle Eastern salad loaded with fresh parsley and using bulgur wheat interestingly when I added to vine I labeled as tabouleh and it created lots of unpleasant comments about how unauthentic it was. This got me thinking its great to seek out authentic foods, try new cuisines in local restaurants and travel but why not change up a traditional dish. Food evolves over time and in some cases many countries claim to have created a certain dish. The most important thing I feel is having fun in the kitchen being brave and creating tasty and…
  • Lavenham, Suffolk: Photo Series

    14 Aug 2015 | 3:07 pm
    On our recent trip to the UK we stayed in a village in Suffolk, I love this part of England, beautiful farmland and picture perfect villages. One day we took a drive to the village of Lavenham, I had read that it boosted some of the most medieval building's in England. The village first obtained a market charter in 1257, most of its buildings date from the 1500 and 1600's when it thrived as a center for the wool trade. In fact its famous and prestigious purple wool was exported all over the world. The Lavenham guildhall built in 1530 is a wonderful museum that goes through the history of…
  • Avocado Toast with Heirloom Tomatoes

    7 Aug 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Avocado toast is so popular these days, I saw it referred to as an Australian dish on the Guardian recently for me I also think of it as Californian. On our visit to Southern California in the spring I have fond memories of avocado toast on sourdough in La Jolla. This quick snack or light meal really shines in summer when tomatoes are at their best. It's easy to make, very healthy and kids love it too. Ingredients:one avocado mashed with a little salt and pepper and a dash of lemon juice2 - 3 slices of toast depending on the size of the avocadoone large heirloom tomato…
  • The Isle of Skye

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:37 pm
    I have always wanted to visit the Misty Isle also known as Skye. Its a beautiful Island off the West Coast of Scotland.World famous for its natural beauty, scenic drives and its unique weather system that can change at any time, just watch the clouds. We recently returned from a trip to the UK seeing family and spent a week in Scotland. My Parents, my brother and sister in law and new baby niece live in Scotland so we planned a trip to the west coast. We rented a lovely cabin near the bridge you take over to Skye and visited a couple of times. The day we went to the mystical fairy pools…
  • Strawberry Smoothie

    15 Jul 2015 | 4:13 pm
    One of the things I have really enjoyed this year is volunteering on the children's home farm, working in the strawberry fields was so rewarding seeing them grow and knowing that the sale of the strawberries helped the home. Strawberry season ended in North Carolina a while ago but one of the cool things about seeing family in Scotland is that I can have a second season. This simple smoothie is great as the season draws to an end and the strawberries are a little over ripe.Ingredients:a small box of strawberries1/4 cup of Greek yogurt a little honey if neededMethod:blend and enjoy this…
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    Mission: Food

  • Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread with Oats and Pecans

    Victoria
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have I mentioned recently how much I love the recipes from my Amy's Bread cookbook? I've made and shared several recipes over the years including the amazing Focaccia with Fresh Rosemary, Picholine Olive Bread, Pumpkin Pecan Knots, and Fresh Thyme Bread with Olive Oil (a riff on Amy's Fresh Rosemary Bread).I'm a fan of the book overall, but have complained about some poor editorial issues. I highly recommend the book, but suggest actually reading it from front to back because there are some important tips that are only included in the introductory sections.With that said, I recently decided…
  • Japchae (Korean Sweet Potato Noodles with Meat and Vegetables)

    Victoria
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Japchae is a traditional Korean dish made with stir-fried sweet potato noodles, meat, and vegetables. This lovely, colorful creation may be heavy on the veggies, but it's not exactly healthy--there's quite a bit of sesame oil in it as well as vegetable oil for cooking.Korean sweet potato noodles, or dangmyeon, are gluten-free and made of only sweet potato starch and water. They are a grayish color until they're cooked, and then become chewy and crystal clear (they're sometimes called glass noodles).When mixed together with the meat, vegetables, and seasonings, they become shiny and slightly…
  • Wonton Soup

    Victoria
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Wonton soup is a comfort any time of year, whether you're battling a winter's cold, or braving a summer thunderstorm, it's delicious and simple. Wontons are simple enough to make using store-bought wrappers.My 1-pound package of 3 1/4-inch wonton wrappers had about 82 skins (this can differ based on thickness of dough). I used some for siu mai and some for these wontons and then froze the remainder for another occasion.These wontons are filled with pork, but I've seen recipes that use shrimp or even a combination of pork and shrimp. I kept these very basic with some ginger, scallions, and…
  • Astoria Favorites: Queens Comfort & MexiBBQ

    Victoria
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Astoria is one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City. It's found in the borough of Queens, and was my on-again-off-again home for a couple of years. Even though most tourists who visit the Big Apple spend most of their time in Manhattan, the locals know that some of the best food is found in the outer boroughs, and Queens is no exception.A couple of my favorites are found on the same Avenue in Astoria mere blocks away from each other. The first is Queens Comfort, a fun and cozy spot with a retro vibe, filled with collectible toys, comics and more from years past. Their window display…
  • Dunderi with Lemon and Butter

    Victoria
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I'm absolutely obsessed with Jenn Louis's cookbook Pasta by Hand. I reviewed it a few months ago, sharing a fantastic recipe for Gnocchi al Sagrantino, and have also made the Chickpea Gnocchetti and the Ricotta Gnocchetti since then (you can find those recipes in her book!). My most recent exploration was the Dunderi, hailing from the Amalfi Coast in the Campania region of Italy.Everything but the flour...Finished doughDunderi are delicate ricotta dumplings enriched with egg yolks and held together with just a bit of flour. Be careful when you roll them out to keep the excess flour to a…
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    Savoring Time in the Kitchen

  • Summer Harvest Pasta

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:31 pm
    I have a serious problem.  A problem I will mourn when I no longer have it.  It's an over abundance of tomatoes and a basil plant so prolific that it wants to become a shrub.  What to do with all of these beautiful tomatoes?  Salads, check. BLTs, check. Give some away, check.  Pasta...This is a recipe that I first shared in 2009 and one I love to make every year at this time when local tomatoes, zucchini, corn and fresh basil are abundant and easy to find at farmers' markets everywhere. I felt it was worth repeating as it's such a delicious recipe and one both my…
  • Lemon Semifreddo with Berries and Amaretto

    17 Aug 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Two weeks ago, we hosted our Gourmet Group.  We take our turn hosting in the summer when we can dine outside on our patio.  Fingers, toes and eyes are always crossed that the weather will cooperate.  It did!  Not only did the weather cooperate, it was the weekend of the full 'Blue Moon' so I named our gourmet "Once in a Blue Moon Gourmet" on the invitations. Our Gourmet Group of five couples is a wonderful opportunity to try new recipes and, yes, we've had some misses but quite a few hits also over the years.  We only meet every two months or so and each couple only…
  • Cherry Tomato and Cucumber Salad

    10 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    This salad is so simple.  Straight from my garden where cherry tomatoes are ripening and tiny pickling cucumbers are finally starting to take off.  It's a favorite of mine at this time of year.  If you're not growing your own then a trip to the farmers' market is always fun!  I love walking up and down the aisles for local produce this time of year.  The dressing is made with a few things I keep on hand.This small jar of dried herbs and coarse sea salt is something I always have handy for making seasoned olive oil for dipping crusty French bread.  My grandsons…
  • Pistachio and Olive Tapenade

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    Do you love olives? Here is a recipe that I have been making for years and years.  When I looked through my archives, I was surprised that I hadn't shared it here yet.  This version of the classic tapenade does not include capers or anchovies but instead has an abundance of pistachios for crunch and delightful flavor.  Made with both green olives with pimento and Kalamata olives, you can see the bits of pimento and pistachio in each bite.  Cilantro, garlic, lemon juice and black pepper season the mixture along with a little olive oil to hold it all together.  This…
  • Simple Pickled Beets

    19 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    It's that time of year again. When a trip to the garden or farmer's market yields such beautiful produce that it makes you wish it could last and last. Here is one way to prolong some of that harvest by a couple of months, at least.  If they last that long :)Do you love beet root? I love beets just about any way...boiled, oven-roasted, hot, cold, and of course, pickled.   My all-time most popular post is one I did on refrigerator pickles, a recipe that I got from my mother years ago. It's so simple and so delicious. One of my readers asked if beets could be used instead of…
 
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    Roti n Rice

  • Tomato, Ham, and Potato Skillet

    Linda
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    This hearty and delicious Tomato, Ham, and Potato Skillet is a great way to use up homegrown or store bought cherry tomatoes. Makes a delicious weekend breakfast or brunch.
  • Pickled Cucumbers

    Linda
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    These quick and easy Pickled Cucumbers are great as a snack or condiment for your sandwiches. They are delightfully cool and crunchy.
  • Watermelon Lime Cooler

    Linda
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    This super refreshing Watermelon Lime Cooler is a great way to beat the heat on hot summer days. Seltzer or club soda and lime make it sparkle.
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

    Linda
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    This Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is an all season comfort food complete with carrots, celery, and potatoes. Delicious with crusty bread or rice.
  • M&M Cream Cheese Cupcakes

    Linda
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    These bright, fun, and easy M&M Cream Cheese Cupcakes are perfect as a lunchbox treat or an after school snack. Frosting is totally optional.
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Heading Back to School

    Kasey
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:42 pm
    1. Crosley Radio ‘Cruiser’ Turntable (also available on Amazon) | 2. Freda Salvador Steer Belted Ankle Boot | 3. Everlane Modern Snap Backpack |4. Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker| 5. Poppin Soft Cover Notebook with Gold Initial | 6. Daniel Wellington Watch | 7. Large Seagrass Basket | 8. Turntable Kitchen Coffee & Vinyl Pairings Subscription | 9. Turntable Kitchen Headphones + Whisk Tee | 10. I Got This Print I’d date myself if I told you the last time I went back to school, but there’s something about the energy around this time of year that makes…
  • Single Serving: Percussions – Digital Arpeggios

    Matthew Hickey
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, revives his Percussions moniker for this new one off single “Digital Arpeggios.” It’s a particularly entrancing cut of electronic minimalism that I keep finding myself coming back to this morning. You can buy it from Bleep if you’re so inclined.
  • Single Serving: Foxing – The Magdalene

    Josh Henderson
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Following the release of their stunning debut The Albatross back in 2013 – St. Louis band Foxing have been on tour seemingly non-stop, developing a devoted fanbase along the way. But as it turns out, they also managed to find some time to record a follow-up. The album is entitled Dealer – and the first single “The Magdalene” expands on their existing sound in new and wonderful ways. The song is richly textured and atmospheric as frontman Conor Murphy continues to show off his impressive range as a vocalist. Triple Crown Records will release Dealer on October 30th.
  • Single Serving: Apollo Brown – Not That Guy (feat. Your Old Droog)

    Matthew Hickey
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Michigan producer Apollo Brown is dropping a new album on September 25th via the always rewarding Mellow Music Group. It’ll feature contributions from folks like Freddie Gibbs, Your Old Droog, Oddisee, Sean Price, Rapper Big Pooh, and Evidence (amongst others). You can check out the LP’s first single “Not That Guy” featuring Your Old Droog below. Pre-order Grandeur here.
  • Single Serving: CHINAH – We Go Back

    Matthew Hickey
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Definitely feeling the vibe on this new CHINAH jam. It kicks off with a smooth r&b groove before mutating into a funky, grinding synth cut that gradually fades out. I’m feelin’ in.
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    Jersey Bites

  • New Jersey Apples Are Ripe for the Picking

    Kerry Brown
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    An outing to pick Jersey Fresh apples at one of the Garden State’s pick-your-own farms is a magnificent way to soak up the splendor of late summer and early autumn days with their comfortable temperatures and beautiful golden light. The added bonus is toting home a bounty of sweet, tart, and crunchy goodness. Add your... Read More
  • Foodie Things To Do This Weekend and Beyond

    Alex Esposito
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:48 am
    This weekend: August 29: The Manahawkin Flea Market welcomes the Bikes & Bites Food Truck Festival. CheezeN, Kenny’s Empanadas, and Mary, Queen of Pork are just some of the trucks that will be in attendance, offering plenty of tasty grub for all to enjoy. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 657 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin. August 29: Brews by the Bay Craft Beer Festival showcases over 20 different... Read More
  • South & Pine in Morristown

    Terry Krongold
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    Culinary school? Check. Work with a celebrity chef? Check. Own your own restaurant and have the time of your life? Double check! I first met Leia Gaccione, chef/owner of Morristown’s South & Pine, a few years ago when we were both judges at the Fairway Firefighter’s Food Face-Off. At the time, Leia was Chef de... Read More
  • Labor Day Cocktails by New Jersey Experts

    Veronique @ Food &#38; Wine Chickie
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Labor Day’s right around the corner and with the beautiful we’re having lately, cocktails are sure to be prominent at many gatherings. Instead of just offering beer or wine to your guests, why not do like I like to do and serve a signature cocktail or two? Not hosting a party but attending one? Suggest... Read More
  • The “Unchain” Chain: California Pizza Kitchen in Paramus

    Terry Krongold
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Disclosure: The food/beverages covered in this post were provided to Jersey Bites for free. As always, all views and opinions are the writer’s own. California Pizza Kitchen, or CPK to its legion of fans, is transforming into a sort of CPK 2.0. Started in 1985 in Beverly Hills by two former federal prosecutors, with a vision of combining high quality ingredients... Read More
 
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    A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis

  • Monticello and Charlottesville – On the Road Again

    Chef Dennis Littley
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:44 pm
    It was a crazy fun summer full of day trips and beach days and like all good things it had to come to an end.   But instead of driving straight home (to a still rain filled monsoon season) we took our time making stops at my brother’s home in Lexington, Virginia and enjoyed a few day trips in his neck of the woods visiting Monticello and Charlottesville. Our first night there my brother took us to a delightful little restaurant in picturesque Lexington called Haywood’s , where we listened to piano music and enjoyed a delicious dinner.   I had what must have been the best shrimp…
  • Do you Blab? It’s the Next Best Thing in Social Media!

    Chef Dennis Littley
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:31 pm
    It never ceases to amaze me at the never ending stream of new social media that’s being developed and implemented for use in for business and for social interaction on this great blue marble we call planet earth.   And as each new platform arrives the planet get smaller and smaller.   We find friends in parts of the world we’ve never seen and virtually visit the four corners of the world through the magic of social media , computers and smart phones.   But hold on to your hats my friends because you ain’t seen nothing yet! A few weeks ago I was introduced to the newest of…
  • Red Snapper en Papillote

    Chef Dennis Littley
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:53 pm
    I had a request from one of my friends to make poisson en papillote  aka fish cooked in a parchment paper. It’s been ages since I’ve cooked fish using this method and I’ve never made this type of dish for Lisa so I thought it would be fun to revive this healthy and delicious style of cooking in our home.   Looking at the fish I had on hand I decided on Caribbean Red Snapper. You can use other types of firm, fleshy light fish for this dish such as mahi-mahi, grouper and salmon.  Flounder and tilapia would work but they’re so fragile I would recommend lightly…
  • Have your cake and eat it too with Duncan Hines “Everyday Celebrations” Mini Cakes

    Chef Dennis Littley
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:50 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duncan Hines. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was first contacted by Duncan Hines to try their new Everyday Celebrations Mini Cakes, I had my doubts.  I mean after all I’m a chef and a food blogger, we make our cakes from scratch……right? Well truth be told there isn’t always time to bake from scratch, so I decided to give the Perfect Size Cakes a try and give my honest opinion about the product. I was given a start date and was told the cakes would be delivered to my home and I would have plenty of time to give…
  • Save the Flavors with The Seeds of Change #SaveTheFlavors

    Chef Dennis Littley
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seeds of change and their save the flavors campaign. All opinions are 100% mine. As a chef and a culinary instructor I have a deep love for food and quality has always been the first of my priorities when it comes to ingredients.  With that in mind, what could be better than growing your own vegetables?  You can control how they’re grown and be sure of the quality and integrity of the produce that you nurtured with your own hands.  So take control of what you eat, read labels and grow what you can in your garden or patio containers.
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  • Ms. O’s Maple Apple Bites

    Megan
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    These tender maple apple bites, made with whole wheat flour, are great for an afternoon snack. This post is brought to you thanks to Netflix. When he walks through the door, he shrugs off his backpack, dumps his things by the door, and wanders into the kitchen for a snack. If there is homework, he does it hurriedly, because his goal is to be ready within 30 minutes, settled on the sofa to catch Odd Squad. He’s been obsessed with the show ever since it started, and asked me on the daily when it would be on Netflix, or maybe he could just check to see if it was there? At his age, he…
  • Peach Barbecue Sauce

    Megan
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Peach barbecue sauce is a great way to preserve the last of the season’s fruit for a flavorful sauce. We’re wrapping up the end of summer here. It’s not just that school started today (because it did) but also that fall produce has been creeping into the farmers markets and our produce delivery box, bit by bit. Pears? Apples? Sure, we’re still getting summer squash too but they will soon disappear in favor of butternut and acorn. Our growing season (AKA hot-as-hell summers) means that when everyone else is celebrating heirloom tomatoes we only have a few scraggly…
  • Spicy Spiralized Potatoes

    Megan
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Spicy spiralized potatoes make the common spud exciting again. This post is brought to you thanks to OXO. Growing up in the Midwest in the ’80s and ’90s meant that when it came to dinner sides, potatoes were our go-to. Mashed, gratin, tots … they were all frequent visitors to the table. As a result, I love potatoes — but I also get sick of them pretty quickly. Figuring out a way to serve them that was more than the same old, same old always felt like a challenge. I do love these fantastic roasted breakfast potatoes, but they take a bit more preparation time than I can…
  • Quinoa with Summer Vegetables and Sausage

    Megan
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Quinoa with Summer Vegetables and Sausage is a vibrant dish to enjoy as the summer comes to a close.   How is summer basically over? I’ve gotten almost nothing crossed off my mental “Awesome Things for Summer” list. We went to the lake exactly zero times. Cookouts and sprinkler times were few and far between. Part of it is still (still!) trying to get used to Texas summers. This month marks 10 years of living here, and every time the temperature climbs above 90 I crawl into the hidey-hole of our house and hope ants don’t chew through our A/C wiring again. My…
  • Chocolate Waffles with Whiskey Butter Sauce

    Megan
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Indulge this weekend with these brunch-worthy Chocolate Waffles with Whiskey Butter Sauce. There’s something about the weekend that makes us loose complete control of whatever healthy eating kick we were on. The stress of the week prior, the chance to relax, being able to hang with your friends — all factors in our intrinsic desire to do it up in style on the weekend. I include myself in this behavior. No matter how many salads I eat during the week, I’m drawn to stacks of fluffy pancakes, big burgers, and ice cream sundaes once the clock hits five on Friday. I’d blame my…
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  • Buttermilk Pie #FridayPieDay

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    Buttermilk Pie may look like a Plain Jane, but looks can be deceiving. There's actually quite a bit of complexity in each bite—smooth vanilla-infused custard that's both sweet and tangy at the same time. Aside from the fact that it's delicious and fits in on the dessert table year-round, it's also ridiculously easy to make. If you can run a blender, you can make this pie. And while a homemade pie crust is something to be proud of, if that's not your thing, a storebought crust basically turns this into the easiest recipe ever. I like it plain-jane-as-is, but try adding a fluffy dollop of…
  • Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake #ProgressiveEats

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Let me ask you a question. Do you eat coffee cake for breakfast or for dessert? I've always thought of it as an a.m. food—surely because that's how we ate it in my house growing up. It's just like having a Danish or something. A nice slice alongside your...duh...coffee! I only ask because I've noticed a fair amount of people who consider coffee cake dessert here in this wide world of food blogging. Is it a regional thing? A family-specific thing? A who-gives-a-f*ck thing? (I'm guessing that last one is the majority.) For me, it will always be a breakfast or brunch offering, though. Cake in…
  • Tangled Apple, Pistachio, and Golden Raisin Salad #HandHeldSpiralizer

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    It's transition time in the world of food. Peaches, corn, tomatoes and zucchini battle apples and pumpkin for our attention on food blogs, twitter, and pinterest. And I'll be honest—I'm torn. I'm totally an autumn kinda girl, willing the cooler air, football games, and apple orchards in with all my might. But, there's still about a month left of summer, and now is the time for trying to keep up with the summer harvest. There are worse dilemmas to have. I think August and September just have to be transitional months. A little bit of summer and a little bit of fall. That's a compromise I can…
 
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    My Man's Belly

  • Spiced Pork Tenderloin

    Pamela
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    This easy spiced pork tenderloin is on the table in minutes. This light and flavorful pork tenderloin can be eaten for many meals during the week. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
  • Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Slaw

    Pamela
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Buffalo chicken isn't just for wings. These buffalo chicken burgers with blue cheese slaw are just what you need for your next cookout. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
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    Give Recipe

  • Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

    Zerrin
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes are one of those simple yet tasty things. It is very easy to make as well. Don’t you like such recipes more? I mean the recipes that don’t require a lot of time or a lot of ingredients that you are not even familiar with. Do you have tomatoes in your kitchen...  Read More » The post Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Cucumber Martini

    Zerrin
    22 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Cucumber Martini is the best drink for summer nights. The refreshment of cucumber will explode in your mouth and you will feel like you are on top of a hill where there is a very nice breeze. Although we are officially close to the end of summer, the weather doesn’t seem to agree with this....  Read More » The post Cucumber Martini appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Homemade Yogurt

    Zerrin
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:20 pm
    It is always healthier to make something at home and yogurt is not an exception! To make your own yogurt is so easy when you know the necessary tips, and it just needs time. However, people don’t bother making their yogurt these days, they just buy it from grocery. Women don’t think of making yogurt...  Read More » The post Homemade Yogurt appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Double Chocolate French Toast

    Zerrin
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Double Chocolate French Toast is definitely a dessert type breakfast, so you may not have it in the morning. If you love chocolaty stuff at breakfast, I’m a hundred sure that you will love this french toast recipe. If you find it too much for breakfast, this can be a wonderful chocolate dessert at any...  Read More » The post Double Chocolate French Toast appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

    Zerrin
    9 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is just the perfect lunch or dinner on these summer days, when we need light meals and some refreshment. This is a light but very nutritious meal thanks to the high protein value of quinoa and all the vitamins in fresh tomatoes and herbs. You will feel the exact refreshment with the...  Read More » The post Mediterranean Quinoa Salad appeared first on Give Recipe.
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    Kitchen Kwento

  • Returning on a Sunday

    Aileen Suzara
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Roots and malunggay ukoy, Sama Sama eco-chefs, Do you have an old friend, a beloved friend, that you haven't seen for so long yet still feel utter closeness to? Unspoken conversations wind their way through your head for months. Memories resurface while doing laundry. When the time comes and you...
  • Sharing the Harvest: A Conversation with Justin Garrido

    Aileen Suzara
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Social Products PH and heirloom Filipino rice varieties Even now, the scent of rice makes me feel at home. In our Filipino-American household, rice was the staple. While living in Hawai'i and California, we ate Calrose, a variety I later learned was developed in California at UC Davis (hence the...
  • ¡Si Se Puede + Kaya Natin!

    Aileen Suzara
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    I remember it vividly - I was at an urban farm work party and a young white woman had gathered the group into a closing circle. She explained: "We are going to do the unity clap, a tradition from the United Farmworkers. It's called "isang bagsak." The phase translates into...
  • 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...
 
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    Elizabeth Kelly's feed

  • Chunky tomato pasta sauce with veggies: healthy family recipe

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:11 pm
    It’s amazing how many pasta recipes say “Serve with a salad,” as if that’s the only way to add vegetables to a plate. How many of those uninspired side salads go uneaten? A boring...
  • Booze and lose: popular diets that allow alcohol

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:47 am
    Most weight loss diets suggest skipping alcoholic drinks—and for good reason. Alcohol contains calories without nutrients, keeps your liver from processing fat efficiently, and can lead to mindless snacking or binge eating once your judgment...
  • Sweet Potato and Bacon Breakfast Skillet Recipe

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Most everyone likes to have a heartier breakfast on the weekend, or at least a hot one. After a week of cold cereal, breakfast bars, and smoothies-on-the-go, you deserve a breakfast worth sitting down for.Just because...
  • Savory vegetable and cheddar corn muffins recipe

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Looking to add more veggies to your meals? You probably never considered adding them to the bread basket. These easy-to-make corn muffins are bursting with flavor in the form of zesty peppers and onions, mushrooms, and spinach. A...
  • Summer vegetable-stuffed mushrooms on the grill

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    If you think of stuffed mushrooms as a fall and winter party appetizer, you’re stuck in the box. Get outside of the box and into the outdoors with a summer-friendly version of stuffed mushrooms that makes use...
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    Restless Chipotle

  • Buttermilk Honey Cracked Wheat Bread

    Marye Audet
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:58 am
    Buttermilk Honey Cracked Wheat Bread is nutty and slightly sweet with a tender crumb and chewy bits of cracked wheat in every bite. It’s great for sandwiches, toast, or just eating warm with a slather of butter melting into it. Although wheat bread is a little more difficult to work with than white this bread... Read More » The post Buttermilk Honey Cracked Wheat Bread appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Ball Park Park’s Finest Premium Hot Dogs: Grill Some Up!

    Marye Audet
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:56 am
    “This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine.” Ball Park Park’s Finest Hot Dogs are part of summer and summer memories but also perfect all year long. What’s game day without a really good hot dog?·   Get your grill ready, y’all! I have... Read More » The post Ball Park Park’s Finest Premium Hot Dogs: Grill Some Up! appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Easy Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe

    Marye Audet
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    This easy Black Forest Cupcakes recipe results in deep, dark chocolate cupcakes that are moist and tender, then they are filled with a boozy cherry pie filling and topped with stabilized whipped cream and grated bittersweet chocolate. So good that people will swear you’ve been taking culinary classes but so easy that you can finish them... Read More » The post Easy Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Red Hots Candy Apple Pie

    Marye Audet
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Red Hot candy apple pie tastes just like an old-fashioned candy apple! Spicy cinnamon candies are melted and mixed with tangy Granny Smith Apples for a pie that won’t be easily forgotten. It’s rosy hue is beautiful for the holidays or Valentine.s Day. I used to love getting candy apples on Halloween. Back when I... Read More » The post Red Hots Candy Apple Pie appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Marble Cupcakes Recipe

    Marye Audet
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:15 pm
    This from scratch marble cupcakes recipe is moist and full of flavor and, because they are cupcakes, they’re ready in less than 45 minutes. A fluffy almond flavored cake is swirled with dark chocolate cake so you get your favorite flavors in each bite. Then it’s slathered with a creamy dark chocolate frosting, drizzled with... Read More » The post Marble Cupcakes Recipe appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
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    The Dutchess Cooks

  • Tortellini with spicy chipotle cream sauce

    Dutchess
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    Pasta! The best ingredient when you’re in a hurry, like I was! Fix a quick sauce (spicy chipotle cream sauce) and cook the pasta (tortellini), mix it up and your fast food dinner at home is ready! And so much better than any other fast food, plus cheaper too! Of course pasta is also good when you’re not in a hurry, like the recipe for luscious pasta or the red wine and meatballs (spaghetti and meatballs recipe)! Just saying… But back to this tasty dish, about the chicken meat. Always, ALWAYS keep your chicken leftovers in the freezer. At days like these you’re going to need that meat!
  • Southwestern burgers

    Dutchess
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:25 am
    One can never have enough burger recipes! I’ve made so many different burgers and I’ve posted a few recipes during the years: the sweet burger, the bourbon burger and the Italian burger. And now I can add these spicy (as spicy as you can want/can handle) Southwestern burgers to the list! The Chef of the Future seasoning I’m using is a great add, just as the bbq sauce from Stockyard! Here’s the link for my Dutch readers: Stockyard bbq. Give these a try and you’ll agree! What more can I tell regarding this recipe, not much but add as much heat as you can handle, the more heat the…
  • Steak with chipotle salsa verde

    Dutchess
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    Since I received my Mexican groceries, I’m addicted to using them, for example the chipotles in adobo sauce! Holy moly (or should I say holy mole?? Haha) been using it a lot and the mole sauce for the chicken, so delicious!! There’s no stopping me, I’m “mexicaddicted”! Yeah I know that’s not an existing word, but you get it, right??!! So when I was thinking about what to serve with this flat iron steak I knew I just had to use at least a chipotle. That’s when I came up with salsa verde with chipotle, instead of the regular salsa verde or the tasty chimichurri. Some time ago I…
  • Coconut curry chicken

    Dutchess
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:19 am
    A few weeks ago I received my order from the US, this time it was a package with seasonings from Chef of The Future Brand Seasonings! As you know by now I’m using these a lot. There were several new seasonings in the box and also some I already knew. The new ones really made me want to run to the kitchen / Saffire grill and try them out! For example:  coconut curry seasoning (oh my) and honey garlic bourbon seasoning (double oh my!). And yeah I couldn’t wait to try these out! My first attempt was to make a dish with chicken in coconut curry sauce: and here’s the result: coconut…
  • Pasta with pulled pork

    Dutchess
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    Many of you will have noticed that I made my first pulled pork on my Saffire grill/smoker last weekend. It was a piece of eh… cake to turn a 3 lbs boston butt into a juicy, moist, smokey and delicious piece of meat, using the Saffire. Once it has reached the right temperature, add the meat, close the lid and wait…. And wait… while the smells get better by the minute!  But(t) then….you got a lot of meat once it’s done! Made a sandwich with cole slaw, made a pizza with it, and yesterday I used it for this pasta with pulled pork recipe! The rest of the meat is in the freezer for later…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Saturday: Leftovers from Austin

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    (As I begin packing my bags for the next great adventure, it’s becoming clear that if I don’t share the last roundup of photos from my time in Texas now, I probably never will. There are still many more photos from my time in the “friendship state”- If you’re interested in seeing the full set, browse on over to my Flickr album.) Vegan Breakfast Platter with Vanilla-Pecan Pancakes from Kerbey Lane Cafe Garden Breakfast with Tofu Scramble from Bouldin Creek Cafe Vegan ‘Harvey P’ Rueben from Shhmaltz Beet Mushroom Walnut Burger from Counter Culture…
  • Posole for the Soul

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    Just like the changing of the seasons themselves, the life cycle of a garden is predictable, yet invariably astonishing. It seems so improbable that such tiny seeds could ever be filled with life and produce edible fruit that it truly takes me by surprise, every single year, when I can reach out and pop that first tiny cherry tomato into my mouth. It’s the most natural process on earth and still it tastes like magic. The first few harvests repeat this very same process; the wonder, the amazement, and the adoration of such impeccably fresh produce growing right in my backyard. Doing…
  • More Mac and Cheese, Please

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    Like countless other American children, I had an unshakable affinity for mac and cheese even before I could properly pronounce the words to request it. Elbows, twists, ambiguous character shapes that would better be described as pasta amoeba; they were all greeted with enthusiasm, as long as they came from that magical blue box. I had never even heard of such a thing as baked macaroni and cheese until I hit high school, and by then it was much too late to swap allegiances. Soft noodles slowly drowning in a pool of neon yellow cheese sauce were the only thing for me, and no bread crumbs,…
  • No Dumb Blonde

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction; applied to baked goods, this theory could be interpreted to say that for every brownie, there is a blondie. Isn’t science great? Thus, when my brownie crisps were received with such voracious enthusiasm, I knew right away that there would need to be a round two for this experiment. Boasting the same satisfying crunch in a lighter golden-brown package, these sweet squares are the perfect contrast to the dark, devilish rendition that inspired them. I can’t say that one is better than the other- In fact, I think it would be…
  • Brownie Points

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    Way to steal my thunder, Trader Joe. After all of these years, countless visits, and quite a few generous “donations,” I thought you were my friend. Why did you have to deprive me the glory of unleashing brownie crisps upon the hungry, sweet-toothed masses? Granted, I’m far from the first person to invent the concept of thin, crunchy planks of brownie goodness, but earlier offerings were hardly widespread, and far from affordable. You just had to make them so easily available, effortlessly satisfying chocolate cravings across the country, no hunting or penny pinching…
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  • Portuguese Red Bean Soup

    FoodRecipes
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    Portuguese Red Bean Soup Ingredients for Portuguese Red Bean Soup: 16 oz dried kidney beans 1 ham bone 1 Portuguese sausage (chourico) 2 onions, chopped 2 sprigs thyme 24 cups water (approximately) 4 potatoes, diced 3 carrots, sliced 1 tbsp salt 2 tsp pepper 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce Instructions for Portuguese Red Bean Soup: Soak beans overnight. Simmer beans in water for about an hour. Add salt and pepper, ham bone, sausage, tomato sauce, thyme, onions, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to a boil then simmer for about two hours.
  • Matoke Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:14 am
    Would you like to enjoy a lovely matoke stew for dinner or lunch on a lovely day? Well here is an easy recipe on how to do that. Matoke simple and easy. Check out the method below: Matoke Matoke is a dish that originated in Uganda but has been adopted by Kenyans Ingredients for Matoke: 8 plantain bananas (matoke) juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon ghee or butter 2 onions sliced 1/2 bunch coriander leaves 1 whole chili 2 cups beef stock Directions for Matoke: Peel the bananas and soak in lukewarm water with juice of one lemon for 2 minutes. Melt ghee/butter in a large saucepan. Fry onions, chili…
  • Forest Fruit Birthday Cake Recipe

    Chef
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    Forest Fruit Birthday Cake Forest fruit birthday cake recipe is draw attention with the appearance and taste. This unique cake is a good birthday cake and proper for special days. For people who loves fruit there is no better choice. It is apractical recipe, don’t worry I know you will be successful. Let’s begin with materials that you need for forest fruit birthday cake. Materials for forest fruit birthday cake : For cream; 60 g starch 1 cup frozen mixed berries 80 g sugar 70 g coconut oil – You can us palm oil, or butter or margarine as alternatives 1 package of whipped cream 500 ml…
  • Russian Black Bread Recipe 2

    FoodRecipes
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:57 am
    Russian Black Bread Recipe 2 Yield: 1 servings Ingredients for Russian Black Bread Recipe: 3 1/2 c Cups all-purpose; to 4 cups -flour 4 c Rye flour 2 c Whole bran cereal 2 pk Active dry yeast 2 tb Instant coffee 2 tb Caraway seed 1 tb Sugar 1 tb Salt 1 ts Fennel seed; crushed 2 1/2 c Water 1/2 c Molasses 1/4 c Butter; or margarine 1 Square; (1 ounce) -unsweetened -chocolate 2 tb Vinegar 1/2 c -Cold water 1 tb Cornstarch Instructions for Russian Black Bread Recipe: In large mixer bowl combine 3 cups of the all-purpose flour, 1 cup of the rye flour, the whole bran cereal, the yeast, coffee…
  • Chocolate Birthday Cake recipe

    Chef
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:24 am
    Chocolate Birthday Cake recipe Chocolate Birthday Cake is a good recipe for chocalte lovers. You know that a lot of people can’t say no to the chocolate cakes. This amazing flavor very worthy for a special day like a birthday. How can you make chocolate birthday cake and tips are below! Materials needed for Chocolate Birthday Cake; 4 tablespoons of flour 3 cups milk 2 Bananas 1 Pack of chocolate whipped cream Half a pack of ready chocolate sauce, Ready made cake (3 floors) 1 cup of fruit juice (orange or apple juice depending on your preference) 80 grams Grated Dark Chocolate Half a pack…
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    Mary Makes Good

  • Mama Diary: On Loss

    Mary Helen
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:32 am
    This is a heavy one, folks. I debated whether or not to share this story - my story of loss, but after finding comfort in the words of other bloggers I felt that I should try. For those of you who would rather skip the emotional stuff please feel free to scroll on past. If you do want to hear about something very sad, you can read my story after the jump. I didn't plan on getting pregnant but by the time I was twelve weeks along I was more than used to the idea. I was looking forward to meeting my second baby, to sharing him with my son and husband, and getting to know whoever they turned…
  • Making Busy Boards for Inquisitive Kids

    Mary Helen
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
    CC has always been an inquisitive child, but lately his curiosity has really taken off. He inspects everything with such scrutiny. When he discovers anything resembling a switch, button, or dial he becomes obsessed. Scott and I decided to create a little busy board for him so that he could push, pull, turn, and jingle to his heart's content. We bought a large circular hunk of wood to use as the base, then filled it up with odds and ends from the hardware store. The hardest part was probably drilling out hollows for the light switches to sit into. Otherwise it was just a matter of drilling…
  • Black Eyed Pea & Mango Salad (Mango Texas Caviar)

    Mary Helen
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:36 am
    I had never really heard of black eyed peas until I moved to Texas. I guess my childhood in the northeast left my bean horizons sadly unexplored. I'll have to lodge a complaint with my parents for stunting my bean education so badly. Lucky for CC he is growing up in Austin where no variety of produce goes unsung. So what's up with black eyed peas? These starchy little beans hold up quite well in hot weather, making them a staple in gardens throughout the southern states. Even I couldn't kill them! Black eyed peas have a very mild flavor and a pleasantly tender bite, and they are…
 
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  • Cooking: Skinny Carbonara from {Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver}

    Ren Behan
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Today sees the publication of Jamie Oliver’s brand new cookbook Everyday Super Food and I’ve been busy trying out some of the recipes for myself at home, beginning with Jamie’s Skinny Carbonara. If you’ve been following Jamie on Instagram or on the You app, you’ll have noticed that this is the year he turned 40. He himself has enjoyed making some simple lifestyle changes, for example, by practicing mindfulness and by making some changes to his diet and lifestyle. Everyday Super Food is really his ultimate manifesto for helping you do the same. I have four copies…
  • {Win} A Sage by Heston No-Mess Waffle Maker (RRP £99.95)

    Ren Behan
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:54 am
    Hello, I hope you’ve all had a good summer? As I ease myself back into the swing of things, I’m giving away a Sage by Heston Blumenthal the No Mess Waffle maker (RRP £99.95) – perfect for making classic waffles at home. I’m going to road-testing this little baby next week and we’ve already got a whole host of toppings planned – from breakfast waffles topped with halloumi and maple syrup (trust me!) to sweet banana and toffee waffles with ice cream. The main features of the Sage by Heston the No Mess Waffle product are: A wide, wrap around moat to catch…
  • How to make an Aperol Spritz Cocktail #ItStartsNow

    Ren Behan
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    This summer, I’ve been re-living some of my Italian holiday memories by making a simple 1950’s-inspired Italian cocktail at home called an Aperol Spritz, which is made with Aperol, Italian prosecco and a dash of soda water. A classic Aperol Spritz made with the 3-2-1 method! If you’ve ever visited Italy, particularly Venice or the North of Italy, then you might have tried a version of the classic Italian ‘Spritz’ cocktail – traditionally made with Aperol or Campari, white wine and soda water. I’ve certainly sampled my fair share of these, most recently, at Attilio Beach at…
  • Fresh Cherry Crumble Cake

    Ren Behan
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    We were lured by the huge crates of English cherries at St Albans Market over the weekend. By the time we arrived home, the children had eaten a whole bag of cherries between themselves – in the back of the car – and yes, there were cherry juice stains everywhere. The second bag I had earmarked for a cherry crumble cake, made to a recipe my mum had given me over the phone a few days earlier. This is an easy cake that you can either make in a rectangular tin – I’d go for a 12″ x 9″ traybake tin, or as we did, a deep round tin. It depends whether you are in…
  • Wholewheat Fettuccine with Kale by Amy Chaplin

    Handpicked Recipe
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    Yesterday I shared a book review of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen, a new recipe book by New York-based chef Amy Chaplin, who creates vegetarian and vegan recipes. Today (with the publisher’s permission) I’m sharing my favourite recipe from the book, which you can find on page 98 of the UK edition – Wholewheat Fettuccine with Kale, Caramelized Onions and Marinated Goat’s Cheese. I didn’t have the marinated goat’s cheese to hand (there’s a recipe for that, too, in Amy’s book on page 116) so I used a mild and creamy locally produced…
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  • Is Genetically Modified Food Still Nutritious? Is it Safe?

    Ivy Larson
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Is Genetically Modified Food Still Nutritious? Is it Safe?We have a lot of questions and concerns regarding genetically modified food.   If you are familiar with our petition to the American Medical Association, then you know we are big supporters of GMO food labeling.   After we announced our petition on Clean Cuisine, we received an email (see below) from a reader, which... Read More »Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine - Clean Cuisine is Clean Eating anti-inflammatory lifestyle resource for recipes, fitness tips, and videos that will change the way you age, look, and feel.
  • Sunscreen Alternatives and “No Sunburn Slushie” Recipe

    Ivy Larson
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Sunscreen Alternatives and “No Sunburn Slushie” RecipeHow many times have you read about the importance of wearing sunscreen? Born and raised in sunny south Florida and being fair skinned with light hair and light eyes I have never once been able to go to a dermatologist or esthetician without being told that I should be wearing sunscreen every single day. However,... Read More »Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine - Clean Cuisine is Clean Eating anti-inflammatory lifestyle resource for recipes, fitness tips, and videos that will change the way you age, look, and feel.
  • Healthy Food Ideas for a Clean Cuisine BBQ

    Ivy Larson
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Healthy Food Ideas for a Clean Cuisine BBQ  With Labor Day and the last official cookout of the summer right around the corner, I figured I would pull together some healthy food ideas for a fun and flavorful outdoor BBQ. To me, the best BBQ food always centers around real simple cooking. And by real simple I mean barely any measuring, super fast prep and... Read More »Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine - Clean Cuisine is Clean Eating anti-inflammatory lifestyle resource for recipes, fitness tips, and videos that will change the way you age, look, and feel.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Sriracha Sauce

    Ivy Larson
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:31 am
    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Sriracha SauceI’ve always had a thing for roasted red pepper hummus but it wasn’t until I tried roasted red pepper hummus with sriracha sauce at South Beach’s “A Fish Called Avalon”  that I really got hooked. The dip was served along with the bread basket as an alternative to butter and after the second time I asked our waiter... Read More »Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine - Clean Cuisine is Clean Eating anti-inflammatory lifestyle resource for recipes, fitness tips, and videos that will change the way you age, look,…
  • How to Make Potato Latkes

    Ivy Larson
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:56 am
    How to Make Potato LatkesGrowing up, savory homemade potato latkes were a staple food in my house. My mom learned to make them from her Polish grandmother, Julia Hawrsk (that’s me with my great grandma in the photo to the left.) The whole gang on my moms side of the family is Polish (my grandfather was born in Poland and came to the... Read More »Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine - Clean Cuisine is Clean Eating anti-inflammatory lifestyle resource for recipes, fitness tips, and videos that will change the way you age, look, and feel.
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  • SBarro's BBQ Chicken Pizza - A Review

    James Kiester
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:47 pm
    -SBarro is a by-the-slice chain of pizza eateries, which are typically found in food courts.  The branch closest to me has resided in Washington Square Mall for quite a few years.  It's a place I stop at for a quick bite while shopping, but it's not a place I think about.  It's simply there.  Thus, I was surprised when PR Manager Adrienne Sender asked me to review their, limited time only, BBQ Chicken Pizza. Subject: SBarro's BBQ Chicken Pizza | Date: 08/09/15 |Photographers: James Kiester & Bonnie Kiester | This picture was taken by the author of this blog. |SBarro's…
  • Arby's Loaded Italian Sub - A Review

    James Kiester
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    -Arby's has released their Loaded Italian Sub consisting of ham, salami, pepperoni, melted Swiss cheese, banana peppers, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and red wine vinaigrette, all topped with garlic aioli, on a toasted Italian roll. Subject: Arby's Loaded Italian Sub | Date: 07/29/15 |Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog. |I was initially impressed when I got to my table and opened the sandwich box.  The sandwich looked like the picture on the poster.  How often does that happen?The bread looked like a hard crusty…
  • Good Food isn't Decadent

    James Kiester
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    -"Decadent" [dek-uh-duh nt, dih-keyd-nt] has traditionally been defined as, "something, or someone, which is decayed, spoiled, rotten, or sinful."  Subject: A bacon cheeseburger | Date: 01/15/2010 | Photographer: Like the Grand Canyon |This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.Bizarrely, we've assigned the label to rich delicious food.  I can't watch Food Network with hearing about some tempting morsel being described as decadent.  Every time I hear it, I want reach through the screen and pop Giada's bobble-sized head right off of her…
  • Whole Foods Charges High Prices..... Well No Sheep Dip Batman!

    James Kiester
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:48 pm
    -Subject: The interior of the largest Whole Foods in the United States, located on Houston Street in the East Village of New York City. | Date: 08/25/2008 | Photographer: David Shankbone |This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.According to a recent article in USA TODAY, a current investigation, by New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs, has concluded that Whole Foods stores have been overcharging for pre-packaged foods.Did they really need to investigate to figure this out?  Seriously?  Next they'll look into the…
  • Jack In The Box's Black Pepper Cheeseburger - A Review

    James Kiester
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    -I like a peppery burger, so when Jack In The Box advertised a new "Black Pepper Cheeseburger" (an all beef patty with two slices of melting Black Pepper Cheese, plus onion rings, hickory smoked bacon, and Peppercorn Mayo, all on a gourmet signature bun) I wanted to try it.Unlike recent Sriracha & Ghost Pepper labeled fare, the "Black Pepper" title implied, to me, the presence of a hint of spice without a punch of tongue searing heat.  A HINT of spice is right.  I got a hit of peppery flavor on every third or forth bite.  The rest of the time it tasted like a slightly dry…
 
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    Our Tasty Travels

  • Abt 12 Oak Aged by Brouwerij St. Bernardus – #OTTBeerDiary Day 239

    Brett Domue
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:30 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 239: August 27,…
  • 20+1 Years Bier Circus by Brouwerij Den Hopperd – #OTTBeerDiary Day 238

    Brett Domue
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:17 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 238: August 26,…
  • Hop Doom by Naparbier – #OTTBeerDiary Day 237

    Brett Domue
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:30 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 237: August 25,…
  • La Renaissance Barrel Aged 1 Year by Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar – #OTTBeerDiary Day 236

    Brett Domue
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:30 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 236: August 24,…
  • Tess by Kaapse Brouwers – #OTTBeerDiary Day 235

    Brett Domue
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:30 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 235: August 23,…
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  • Surf Side Dive – A “PopUp” New England Shore Dinner

    Jake
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Inspired to recreate a New England Shore Dinner much like the ones we enjoyed in Nantucket Island, MA. We bring you this Pop Up Shore Dinner. Chef Jason Blastic, Chef Josh Lane, Keith Buchele and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tomato canning trick for great aroma – Pro Chef Tip

    Jake
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
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  • Home Made XO Sauce

    Jake
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:13 pm
    This my first try making homemade XO sauce I have to say it turned out excellent! 6 oz thinly sliced shrimp 6 oz thinly sliced scallops 4 tsp salt Sprinkle the seafood with salt press with a weight... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Michigan Blueberry Cornbread

    Jake
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Organic Michigan Blueberry Cornbread Recipe Fresh Michigan blueberries are in season now and they are wonderful in this cornbread recipe. I picked up most of my ingredients at the Allen street farm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Czech style Pork Goulash

    Jake
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    I really love this recipe it is simple and delicious home style comfort food that is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. 1 lb pork cut into cubes 1 med onion diced 1/4 cup lard 1/4 tsp... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Sweet Red Onion Jam

    Marija
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    First I’ve had onion jam I didn’t like it. Truth, there is a lot of different kinds and this one, that I didn’t like was runny, with totally inappropriate spice mixture, not too sweet. My next accounter with this jam was completely different. In a medieval Olde Hansa restaurant in Tallinn (I know, uber touristic, Continue Reading
  • Roasted Peach Melba

    Marija
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:28 am
    Peach Melba, has always been one of my favorites. So I played a little and instead of boiling peaches I roasted them with honey and thyme. Turned out to be a good idea and was delicious with melting vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce over. Summer on a plate…
  • Rosemary Scented Strawberry and Red Grapefruit Popsicles

    Marija
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:46 am
    Making fruit popsicles is a no brainer. Mix fruit of your desire and sweeten with simple syrup. But still, I always feel the need to add them a little bit of something different. The most obvious way would be to tweak the simple syrup. You can add herbs, citrus peel or even spices to give Continue Reading
  • Tiramisu, Two Ways

    Marija
    19 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    So simple that even a child can make it… Of a wonderful airy texture that everybody loves… Tiramisu! There are two versions of this dessert in this post. I simply couldn’t decide which one I like better, so there’s a classic version and an alternative one in a glass. For those of you who like Continue Reading
  • Caramel and Chocolate Tart

    Marija
    13 May 2015 | 11:48 pm
    I while ago I made incredible chocolate crusted tart with ganache topping and some red currants. Thought it couldn’t get any better, but this one today might be the actual winner. It almost tastes like a Twix bar. Minus the bottom layer. Guess you can’t go wrong with caramel.
 
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  • Coursing Through Argentina

    VittlesVamp
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Why stop at one when you can have two? Why stop at two when you can have three? Or why not just get on the Argentina multi-course meal bandwagon and have a tasting menu of eight dishes along with wine pairings?!? Didn't do it for every meal, but admittedly I indulged in a few multi-course adventures while south of the equator, including a two-course business lunch in the stylish dining room of Unik in Buenos Aires' Palermo Soho, where my first course of Reblochon and Corn Creme Brulee with Hazelnut Dust (pictured above) was so divinely rich that I almost had them cancel my second course of…
  • Italiano en Argentina

    VittlesVamp
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:10 pm
    I may be in Argentina, but I keep thinking of Italy. Why? There is something very Italiano about Buenos Aires. Argentina most certainly has a strong national identity all its own, but let us not forget that the Italian population in Argentina is only second to Italy itself. Nearly two out of three Argentinians are of Italian descent. What does this mean for me and my time in Buenos Aires (self-centered soul that I am)? It means that I have the opportunity to indulge in helado (aka gelato) on pretty much every block of the city. Heck, they even deliver the stuff here until 2am! Eating pizza…
  • Buenos Aires Takes Street Eats To A New Level

    VittlesVamp
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    When considering the possibility of street fare in Buenos Aires, I was thinking along the lines of the gentleman above, who offers up lollipops in a handy styrofoam head and handmade candied nuts. Thought I might pass an empanada stand or two as well. But this, I didn't expect... Yes. This is simply a group of hombres who run the local corner grocery grilling up a little lunch for themselves - on a public sidewalk. And, it was quite a lunch... Carne made caliente on the streets of BA. Apparently, it is the Porteño way.
  • Southern Fried Chicken South Of The Equator

    VittlesVamp
    16 Aug 2015 | 5:19 pm
    You were expecting a post all about the beef, the glorious beef that I am presently privy to while spending the month in Buenos Aires. Have patience. You'll get your steak fix. But first, I need to tell you about some killer Fried Chicken. We're talking genius dry brined bird, coated with a crackling crust and seasonings, deep-fried to perfection. The restaurant is called NOLA. The location is BA's bustling Palermo Soho district. No faux Cajun here. There's a gal from New Orleans in the kitchen. Chef Liza Puglia decided to give Buenos Aires a go after being charmed by an Argentine gent while…
  • On My Way to Buenos Aires

    VittlesVamp
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    I'm not flying Braniff, but hopefully I will just have landed in Buenos Aires safe and sound. I plan a month in the "Paris of South America," so get ready for posts about steak, empanadas, Malbec, and more...
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    WindsorEats.com FoodBlog

  • Join Us This Friday For A Free Grub & Pub Crawl On Bikes!

    windsoreats
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    We’ve got a great Friday Night Lights lined up for this Friday, August 21, 2015! Friday Night Lights is a free, bi-weekly bike ride that takes cyclists on a tour of Windsor’s night life.  Riders are encouraged to deck out their bikes in lights and decorations as we zip our way through town visiting 3 establishments. At each stop, riders have the option to purchase a drink or food if they choose or just relax and enjoy the company of the group. It’s like a grub and pub crawl on bikes! Friday Night Lights! This Friday, we’ll be meeting at the large fountain in Jackson…
  • Toasty’s Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar

    windsoreats
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    Gourmet grilled cheese and salad bar in the heart of downtown Windsor.     The post Toasty’s Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar appeared first on WindsorEats.
  • Motor Craft Ales Uniting Windsor & Detroit Beer Scene With New Brew

    windsoreats
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    The folks at Motor Craft Ales innovating once again. Motor Craft Ales The craft brewery introduced what they believe is the first collaboration between a Windsor and Detroit brewery. The partnership between Motor Craft Ales and Batch Brewing has seen the creation of a long forgotten American beer style, the Kentucky Common. The name of the brew: Canucky Common. How did it get its name? Canucky: /kəˈnʌkˈē/ adv. Related to being a Canuck – i.e. level headed, reasonable, Canadian. Common: /ˈkämən/ adj. Related to indigenous American beer style of yesteryear, – i.e. Kentucky…
  • Food Trucks, Bikes and Restaurant Weeks: Plenty of Activities This Week in Windsor-Essex

    windsoreats
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    WindsorEats is making sure there’s no reason to be bored this week. We’ve got a great lineup of events scheduled over the next week to keep summer going strong. From bikes to restaurant weeks to food trucks, it’s going to be a doozy of a week! Friday Night Lights Friday, August 7, 2015 It’s time for another edition of our free Friday Night Lights group ride and as a result of popular demand, we’ll be making a visit to BV’s House of Pong! Friday Night Lights free bike ride! We’ll be meeting in Willistead Park at 7:30pm before riding off at 8:00pm. In…
  • Motor Burger’s Deux Chevaux On ‘Best Burgers in the World’ List

    windsoreats
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    Motor Burger has done it again. The Deux Chevaux is a mighty fine creation. After naming the popular restaurant on their Top 10 Burgers in Ontario list in 2014, Thrillist, a website focused on food, drink and travel, has taken their love for Motor Burger one step further. They’ve named the Deux Chevaux as one of the best burgers in the world outside of the United States. That’s no small feat, but, after munching down on more than our fair share of Deux Chevauxs, we can’t argue with them.   The post Motor Burger’s Deux Chevaux On ‘Best Burgers in the…
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  • 2 Miracle Herb Alternatives You Need To Stock Up On

    OC Restaurants
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    As a foodie, you probably already know all about the flavor and health benefits of herbs. Most cooking herbs are chock full of important vitamins, essential oils, and anti-oxidants which help purge... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 4 Reasons Why An Ice Cream Fundraiser Would Be A Huge Success

    OC Restaurants
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Summer is the perfect time to have a fundraiser. Kids are out from school, and their parents are looking to keep them entertained and occupied. That’s why a lot of people … from charities... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Best Tips For Running Your Dream Mobile Cafe

    OC Restaurants
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:11 am
    Did you know that, according to Business Insider, 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year worldwide? In fact, the coffee industry is worth 100 billion U.S. dollars globally, and it’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why You Should Spice Up Your Yummy Dinner Ideas With Hispanic Flair

    OC Restaurants
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Taco night just got upgraded. Here are some healthy meal ideas (and a flan recipe — gotta indulge a little) with authentic Hispanic flair to make your meals more fun and wholesome. Desayuno... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hummus is the Ultimate Choice For New Party Appetizer Ideas

    OC Restaurants
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Did you know that from 2012 through 2013, Canada grew 158,000 tons of chickpeas? Canada is actually a top five exporter of chickpeas worldwide. What does that have to do with your next backyard BBQ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Brown Eyed Baker

  • Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese

    Michelle
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Believe it or not, the first time I got my hands on Hatch chiles was at the end of last summer. While I had heard of them for the longest time, there wasn’t a grocery store near me that carried them when they were in season. Then, after moving about 30 minutes away the year that my husband and I got married, I finally found a grocery store that went all-in on Hatch chile season! For a few weeks at the end of August and beginning of September, not only do they stock enormous piles of Hatch chiles in the store, but on the weekend, they roast them outside the front of the store, so you…
  • The Weekend Dish: 8/29/2015

    Michelle
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Happy last-weekend-of-August! I hope yours is off to a fantastic start! I’m pretty excited about our Sunday dinner tomorrow – we’re going a little rogue and having a taco bar! It’s been ages since I’ve had tacos and I already can’t wait to dig in. As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week, the most shared recipes, my Sunday dinner menu, and recipes I’ve bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy! On Brown Eyed Baker This Week Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart – This was an enormous hit – chocolate shortbread crust + salted…
  • Friday Things

    Michelle
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    1. Joseph is on the cusp of crawling! He’s been rocking on his hands and knees for weeks, but a couple of days ago, he finally started moving his hands with his feet. It’s still awkward and clumsy and he goes nowhere fast, but oh my gosh, I can’t believe he’s almost mobile! 2. We have a sliding glass door that goes from our kitchen out to our deck. It also has a sliding screen door; we opened it up for the first time Sunday morning since the weather was cool and there was a nice breeze. It was open for less than 5 minutes when Duke ran full-speed RIGHT.INTO.IT.
  • Savory Salami, Cheese & Herb Waffles

    Michelle
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    picture A few years ago around the holidays, I was at my in-law’s house when my brother-in-law busted out a recipe he had found for waffles made with salami and cheese. We were all intrigued, and in the blink of an eye, my father-in-law took out the waffle maker and the batter was in the works. You’d be hard-pressed to find a group of people who grew up with a pot of spaghetti sauce simmering away on the stove every Sunday to NOT like something with salami and Italian cheese, so it goes without saying that we were all huge fans. I somehow totally forgot about this recipe until a…
  • Mixed Berry Ginger Crumb Cake

    Michelle
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When it comes to berries, I have always been partial to strawberries and blueberries – I’ll eat them in cereal, in yogurt, by the handful and baked into desserts. I don’t buy a lot of raspberries and blackberries during the summer, but I’ve been craving a triple berry dessert recently. I bought the book Vintage Cakes a few years ago, and the very first recipe in the book is for this “Long Berry Cake with Ginger Crumb” – a recipe that first appeared in a Betty Crocker ad in 1945. I am totally an old baking soul at heart, which is probably why this…
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    Honest Cooking

  • Flavorful Pulled Tandoori Chicken

    Arman Liew
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooked low and slow until tender in a homemade tandoori sauce, this chicken is taken to the next flavor level with a touch of spice. By Arman Liew Let me preface by saying I love pulled meat. Pulled chicken, pulled pork or pulled beef- Hell, if there was pulled shrimp or pulled crab, I’d be a huge fan. With summer coming to a close, it means that slow cookers and hearty stews are going to be pulled (ha) out of the depths of the pantries. Today’s recipe is one which could be seasonally appropriate for those about to face Winter or those entering Spring- Pulled chicken without the need for…
  • Grilled Corn with Lime and Parmesan

    Josephine Chan
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Think creamy. Think crunchy. Think cheesy. Think corn on the cob with great lime and parmesan flavor. Serve at your next summer gathering for a versatile side everyone will enjoy.  By Josephine Chan Let me let you in on some of my foodie soft spots that literally make my knees weak all the time – they’re non other than … “Crispy skin melt-in-your-mouth pork belly, Perfectly grilled scallops and Buttery creamy sweet corn on the cob.” I love corn so much that I can eat at least 6 corn cobs by myself.   There’s something so special about corn, don’t you agree?  It’s just…
  • Chocolate Coconut Mousse Crêpe Cake

    Anja &#38; Sandra Dear
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    This many-layer crêpe is filled with a coconut chocolate mouse and topped with whipped coconut cream and fruit. It is light, sweet, and just so happens to be dairy-free, too. By Anja & Sandra Dear The layers in this cake look amazing, a lot like the favourite Hungarian Dobos Cake. The cream is a fluffy coconut chocolate mouse, a vegan frosting I like to use a lot in my desserts. Topped with coconut cream and fresh fruits, sprinkled with chopped mint leaves for extra freshness. If I could do it with one pan, one bowl and a whisk, I believe anyone can. Chocolate Coconut Mousse Crêpe Cake…
  • Mofo Gasy: Madagascar Pancakes

    Pavani Hideout
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    A slightly sweet cake or bread, mofo gasy is served as a breakfast street food with coffee in Madagascar. Think of it like a pancake. By Pavani Hideout I found this recipe from Madagascar for Mofo gasy, meaning ‘Malagasy bread’, which is made from a batter of sweetened rice flour poured into greased circular molds and cooked over charcoal. Mofo gasy is a popular street food served for breakfast food and is often eaten with coffee. In the coastal regions this mofo (or bread) is made with coconut milk and is known as mokary. I followed the recipe from here, almost to the T –…
  • Richard McCormick, Brings Nordic Street Food to NYC

    NORTH Festival
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Finnish cuisine is hitting the streets of New York City. Acclaimed chef Richard McCormick will be cooking up gourmet, Nordic street food at NORTH Festival in New York City. Presented by VisitHelsinki and Finnair, join us on Finland Day at NORTH Festival 2015, for an afternoon and evening of delicious Finnish street food prepared by Chef Richard McCormick, one of the driving forces of street food in Helsinki and beyond. Find more information here. Richard McCormick is more than just a master of food. He is a trained chef, successful restaurateur and artistic food stylist. With his creative…
 
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    Bobbies Baking Blog

  • Octopus Baby Shower Cookies

    bobbienoto
    8 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    Happy and fun octopus! Last weekend I was asked to make the cookies for an under the sea baby shower. The mother to be loves octopuses, the entire nursery is wonderfully painted with ocean theme and several octopuses. I took some photos of the room and then went back to my studio and began to design the cookies. Normally, I prefer parchment cones, however because the entire cookie is piped using a flood consistency, the disposable piping bags are tighter around the nozzles. The icing will not leak from the bag! Supplies needed for this project: Equipment: • Piping nozzles • -#0, PMe •…
  • Elegant Cameo Cookie

    bobbienoto
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Customize you cameo with royal icing! 3 dimensional royal icing or pressure piping is an awesome method to customize you cookie and/or cake  designs. There are several cameo moulds on the market, however they are available to everyone. If you design your own cameo it now becomes a one of a kind. Special to the client, in about 4 1/2 minutes (of pressure piping) you have created a memorable cookie favor. Supplies Needed For This Project: Equipment: Tipless bags, or PME nozzle #1 PME nozzle #1.5 Parchment cone Artist brush Scriber needle Board Cellophane Masking tape Materials: Royal icing…
  • Piped Cherry Blossom Tree Cookies

    bobbienoto
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Royal icing cherry blossoms are a small 5-petal blossom. Washington D.C ‘s Cherry blossoms are huge tourist attraction. D.C. hosts a national Cherry Blossom Festival every year. To honor my daughter’s commencement from, The George Washington University, (on national mall). I created royal icing cherry blossoms on a cherry blossom flavored sugar cookie! Supplies For This Project: Equipment: Tipless bag, or parchment bag without a tip PME #56r ot Wilton 101S Pme 1.5 nozzle or Wilton #1, you will need 2 Wilton tip cover Flower nail Parchment square or cellophane square Disposable…
  • Royal Icing Brush Embroidery with Elegant Border

    bobbienoto
    6 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    Perfect for wedding favors! Beautiful designed brush embroidery cookies are the perfect choice for any wedding, bridal shower, or special anniversary! The cookie aboves takes brush embroidery to the next level. Pipe a delicate border and you have a special delicious wedding coookie! Supplies needed: Awesome wedding favor Equipment: Artist brush #2 PME 1.5 or Wilton #1, you will need 2 Parchment cones or disposable bag Paper towel Damp cloth Materials: Vanilla bean sugar cookie Royal icing, recipe below A small cup cooled boiled water You can find the supplies at Shop 5th Avenue Cakes  Dried…
  • Learn to Pipe Royal Icing Flowers on a Sugar Cookie

    bobbienoto
    1 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    What a happy looking cookie! A few days ago I was thumbing through The Art of Royal Icing by Eddie Spence, when I saw this flower design on a cake! I decided to create a sugar cookie inspired by the flower. For this project you will need: Equipment: PME writer nozzle #1 or Wilton/Ateco #1 PME writer nozzle 1.5 PME writer nozzle #2 or Wilton/Ateco #2 PME Supertube 57 or Wilton 101 s PME Supertube #43 2-parchment cones without a nozzle, cut into a “V” parchment cone or disposable piping bag damp cloth Artist brush Materials: Fancy square cookie Royal icing Wilton color right -Pink,…
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    Between the Pages

  • This Optimus Prime Cake Really Transforms!!!

    Between the Pages
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Ready to have you mind completely blown? I’ve featured some terrific Optimus Prime cakes in the past, but nothing like this mindboggling cake.  This Transformers cake talks and actually transforms!!!  Watch the video, it is amazing. This stunning cake was made by Russell Munro and his wife.  On his blog, Russell has written a post explaining in great detail how he made this amazing cake transform. It started off innocently enough, Russell’s son asked for a Transformers cake for his birthday.  Russell had the wild idea of making a Transformer cake that actually transformed.  He…
  • This Pinocchio Cake Is Simply Magical

    Between the Pages
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Wow!!!!  This gorgeous Pinocchio Cake was made by Lart in Dolce - Escultura em Açúcar.  The cake features Pinocchio sitting down.  Jiminy Cricket is standing on one of Pinocchio’s shoes.  One each side of Pinocchio is a cookie.  One features The Blue Fairy.  The other features Geppetto. Pinocchio is amazing.  He has a big smile on his face, bright blue eyes, and a fairy short nose (someone hasn’t been telling too many fibs yet).  He is wearing his traditional outfit – a yellow hat with a blue band and red feather, a blue bow tie, red short pants (the pants actually look a…
  • Amazing Iron Man Cake

    Between the Pages
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Tony Stark makes you feelHe’s a cool exec with a heart of steel.As Iron Man, all jets ablaze,He’s fighting and smiting with repulsor rays!Amazing armor! That’s Iron Man!A blazing power! That’s Iron Man! Wow!!! This absolutely stunning Iron Cake was made by Sweet As Sugar Cakes.  It looks more like a costume from one of the Iron Man movies than a cake.  I really like how the armor looks like it is made of individual pieces of metal.  The mouth is separate from the rest of the armor covering the head.   The armor has a neck, so Tony can turn his head.  The shoulder armor look like…
  • This Yoda Wedding Cake Is Out Of This World

    Between the Pages
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    This wonderful Yoda Wedding Cake was made by Nasa Mala Zavrzlama.  This awesome cake is three stories tall and has a wonderful handmade Yoda and bride cake topper.  The bottom layer looks metallic.  You can see individual pieces of metal attached to each other.  It reminds me of the outside of a Star Destroyer.  The second layer is a city built of the same metal and the starry night sky above it.  The third layer looks both alien and organic. You can see stones and some strange moss like plant hanging down. I really like how each layer is different and has an alien look to it.  The…
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    Barbecue Tricks

  • Rosemary Skewers – Gettin’ Twiggy With It

    Bill West
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    In a previous post we suggested using basil twigs as a nice addition to the smoker to add that “extra something” to your grilled meat. Here’s another barbecue trick.   You can use long, strong, rosemary twigs as skewers for your next elegant kebab.   This is a great reason to grow a large rosemary bush in your garden. They actually look and smell great and, in the right climate, they stay green most of the year. They even flower. I’ve seen many waist high rosemary bushes at restaurants and friend’s homes that produce great skewers.   Just strip off…
  • Grilling for Beginners: 8 Easy Marinades for a Delicious Barbecue Dish

    Bill West
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    By Adrian T. Cheng Flavor is what defines whatever you cook on the grill. The longer you marinate your meat, the more flavorful it will be. Keep in mind that chicken is ideally marinated for a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 12 hours, beef, pork and lamb for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 24 hours while fish and other seafood will be most flavorful if marinated for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes only. So whether you’re in the mood for just a classic steak or something more festive, here are 8 quick and easy meat marinades for grilling: Classic Steak…
  • Coffee BBQ Rub

    Bill West
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Starbucks BBQ? … I’m not sure we will see any grande sized Starbucks BBQ sauce cups pop up in stores anytime soon but there ARE a few tips and tricks you can use with coffee to really liven up and give some cowboy swag and extra depth to your sauces and rubs. Watch the video HERE Many times coffee is used in sweet or dessert type recipes and it’s not typically thought of as a savory ingredient ( until now). I think of coffee recipes as a “sitting around the campfire cowboy” type food. At least that’s what comes to mind for me. Coffee brings a little…
  • Chili Powder How To

    Bill West
    14 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    Just updated a quick video on making your own chili powder… It’s a real trick to help you win a competition.  Too may people lean on the mass produced power from the grocery store.  Fresh makes a huge difference. Originally posted HERE (full text recipe) it breaks down an easy way to get the edge on your next chili cook off. Watch HERE – Chili Powder   http://barbecuetricks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/chili_powder_small.mp4  
  • BBQ Ribs That Fall Of The Bone

    Bill West
    31 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Simple as one – two – three?  Actually this BBQ ribs trick is as easy as “three two one”. The trick is to break down the low and slow cooking process into three easy to remember segments and add in some time spent wrapped in foil. Works for gas grills… works for charcoal… even in an electric smoker. Or – gasp – the oven. You start with a stable low and slow temperature on your grill while you prep the ribs – and we’re talking pork ribs here – with the rub of your choice.  We like pulling the membrane off the back with a paper towel for good…
 
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    In A Half Shell

  • A Closer Look At @InAHalfShellBlog on Instagram

    Julie
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Today is In A Half Shell’s 2 year Instagram anniversary! Out of all social media platforms, Instagram has to be my favorite. As an avid photographer, it’s been an indispensible tool for the way I showcase oyster culture from around the world. Last week, I crossed my 10,000th follower mark. To celebrate this milestone, I thought it would be fun to share some highlights and insights of my IG journey. A Quick “Oysterview” Posting habits: It’s all about delivering quality over quantity. I don’t post every day, but try to maintain a consistent schedule. I am…
  • While You Were Slurping

    Julie
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    #INAHALFSHELL Oyster Instagrams of the Week: What a lovely portrait of an oyster by @aleksandraeemm (left)! Had such a blast with @freretnapoleon at my latest Oyster Omakase (right). Want your pic to be featured? Tag your IG’s with #INAHALFSHELL and follow @inahalfshellblog!   – Must read: Rowan Jacobsen’s newest manifesto for Lucky Peach, “The New Rules of Oyster Eating” – While writing up my latest post, I discovered this amazing testimonial from a Croatian oysterman – NY Oyster Week is around the corner! Check out the calendar of…
  • Oysters, Reconsidered: Coming Full Circle in Louisiana

    Julie
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Before my recent visit to New Orleans for the Sustainable Seafood Blog Conference, my experience with Gulf oyster culture was a distant, virtual one. Despite the popularity of these gentle giants in the south, they are almost nowhere to be seen up north… in raw form, anyway. Like a mythical land, this secretive oyster world has eluded me for years. When I finally got a chance to explore a slice of Louisiana oyster country with Tommy Waller of The Oyster Bed, Captain Pete and Trey Vujnovich, I jumped at the opportunity. While there are no walls or fences preventing a curious…
  • The Bounty Delivers for New York Oyster Lovers

    Julie
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Last night, 17 hungry New York oyster lovers quickly filled up two lengthy wooden tables near the front of The Bounty. Three hours later, each of us left feeling satiated and elated. Chef Evan Sloan and his team pulled together a spectacular oyster dinner—one that is definitely going down in NY Oyster Lovers Meetup history. The Bounty is a two-year-old restaurant & bar located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Situated just off of the Greenpoint Ave stop on the G train, this nautically-infused seafood den has flown under the radar of most food media… but probably not for long. On…
  • Oysters on the Half Shell with Blueberry Mignonette Recipe

    Julie
    8 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    When it comes to oyster accoutrements, anyone who knows me knows that I am a devout purist. I love to savor them unadulterated, seasoned only by what mother nature has provided. That’s not to say that I can’t enjoy some tasty toppings every now and then. Here’s a brand new creation that I hope you’ll love as much as I do. There’s a hot new oyster condiment in town, and it’s blueberry mignonette. Summery, sweet-and-tangy, and super eye-catching. A mignonette is liquidy condiment comprised of minced shallots, cracked pepper, and vinegar. There are many…
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    Pinch My Salt

  • Chilled Ginger Cantaloupe Soup

    Nicole
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Here’s a post from the archives, originally published in 2009. There are delicious fresh local melons still available just about everywhere, including in my garden, so I thought the timing was right for this simple little soup to make another appearance. Enjoy! Did you know that cantaloupe and ginger pair well together?  I didn’t, but I do now! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about chilled soups.  I like to eat them, but for some reason I’ve never made one for myself.  I keep buying vegetables thinking I’m going to throw them into my fancy new blender and create…
  • Melon and Mozzarella Salad with Honey, Lime, and Mint

    Nicole
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Here’s a post from the archives, originally published in 2010. There are delicious fresh local melons still available just about everywhere, including in my garden, so I thought the timing was right for this simple little salad to make another appearance.  I bought a delicious Crenshaw melon at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and after eating a few slices for breakfast yesterday morning, decided to turn the rest of it into melon balls.  I had no particular reason for wanting to do this, it just seemed like a fun thing to do.  And we all know that food tastes better when…
  • Southwest Macaroni and Cheese

    Nicole
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s been at least a few years since I’ve stocked boxes of macaroni and cheese in the pantry, but we visited Grocery Outlet for the first time recently and Phil insisted on grabbing a couple boxes of Horizon organic mac. This stuff was apparently one of his kitchen staples before he went and married a food blogger and there’s something about Grocery Outlet that makes you put lots of random things in your cart, whether you need them or not. I had never tasted this organic mac and cheese since I’ve always been pretty loyal to the bright orange Kraft version on the…
  • 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…
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    Grocery Coupon Network Blog: Couponing Secrets Exposed!

  • Best Online B2S Deals: Save at GAP, Bon-Ton and More!

    Heather Leade
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    Awesome Back To School Deals! Shop at Home & Save for B2S! Do you have lots of back to school shopping to do but little time to hit the store? GCN is here to help with some great online B2S Deals! Here are the best online deals that we found for the week: Through tomorrow August 31st you can score 40% off your entire Old Navy, GAP or Banana Republic purchase! Just enter code: 2DAY at checkout and you will receive your 40% off and score 2 Day FREE Shipping on orders of $75 or more. This offer is good ONLY on your GAP Online Order, Banana Republic Online Order or Old Navy Online Order.
  • Dollar General Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up (8/30-9/5)

    Samantha Doerfler
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Weekly Ad 8/30 Hot Deals at Dollar General You can save on your favorite brands with the weekly ad sales at Dollar General- you’ll save even more when you shop with coupons to help you stretch your budget! Here are the top deals- Hellmann’s Mayo $2.95 Coca-Colar 2L 3/$3 Snickers Ice Cream Bars $3 $1/1 Mars Chocolate Snickers, Twix, M&Ms, Milky Way, Dovebar Ice Cream Multi-Packs, exp. 9/6/15 (RP 07/12/15) Final Cost: $2 Breakfast deal! Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts $2  $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, exp. 9/6/15 (RP 07/26/15 R) [6-ct.+] Final Cost: 3/$2 Bounty Basic Paper Towels…
  • Target: Starbucks Iced Coffee Money Maker!

    Carly Mancl
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Free Iced Coffee! Get a Free Starbucks Iced Coffee at Target after Stack! We have another nice deal on a Starbucks Single Serve Iced Coffee when you use Cartwheel at Target!  If you are new to Cartwheel, find out how to Save with Cartwheel. The easiest way it to have the cashier scan your Smart Phone, or you can have the cashier scan the bar code. Target Deal Starbucks Iced Coffees-$1.99 Use $1/1 Starbucks Iced Coffee Also use 40% off Target Cartwheel Offer-Expires 9/7/15 Pay:  $0.19 Out of Pocket Submit for $1/1 Ibotta Rebate Offer Final Cost:  Free plus a Money Maker If you are looking…
  • Walgreens Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up (8/30-9/5)

    Samantha Doerfler
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Weekly Ad 8/30 Big Savings at Waglreens Head to Walgreens this week and save on your favorite brands! They have another great Senior Savings Day coming up on Tuesday, September 1st, so don’t miss that. Here are the top deals: P&G Promo- 5,000 wys $20 on Select P&G Products, including- Dawn Dish Liquid $0.99 $0.25 off ONE Dawn Product Final Cost: $0.74 Charmin Ultra Bath Tissue, 9 rolls $4.99 $0.35 off ONE Charmin Ultra Soft or Strong Final Cost: $4.64 CoverGirl Cosmetics, B1G1 50% off *$3/2 CoverGirl Products, exp. 9/26/15 (P&amp;G 08/30/15) [Excludes accessories and trial]…
  • B2S Staples Ad Coupon Match Up (8/30 – 9/5)

    Carly Mancl
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Staples Ad Weekly Deals Staples Back 2 School Savings for the Week Here are the best Staples Deals for the week of (8/30 – 9/5).  Remember, Staples has a 110% Price Match Guarantee! Shopping for Back 2 School Supplies can be costly, but we are here to share the best Savings, Deals and Tips on School Supplies! Extreme Deals These deals have a Limit 30 per customer in store unless listed-Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase. Staples 2 Pocket Folder-$0.15 (Limit 30) Staples 1 Subject Notebook-$0.17 (Limit 30) Composition Notebooks-$0.50 (Limit 30) Filler Paper-$0.75…
 
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    Hilah Cooking

  • Throw a French-themed Brunch Party!

    Hilah
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Everything you need to throw a French-themed brunch party without spending a bunch of money on decorations you’ll only use once and champagne that’s beyond your reach. So that you can (and will) have your own French Brunch, here are all the steps in order to make your party go as smoothly as possible. 2-4 Weeks Before (or longer): Invitations Use any method you want. I always go for a personal email or call if it’s a small group. 1 Week Before: Think Decor Gather decorations. For our French-themed party I decided to go “French Country” rather than “Big City…
  • Oven S’mores

    Hilah
    8 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Post Sponsored by Honey Maid, Hershey’s and Jet-Puffed Marshmallow. Celebrate National S’mores Day even if you don’t have access to a campfire! Make s’mores in the oven. It’s fast, easy and safe. National S’mores Day is August 10. Oven S’mores Video //www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q3mgQoHmfw Oven S’mores Recipe 5.0 from 1 reviews Oven S'mores   Save Print Multiply this recipe as necessary to make as many s'mores as you like! Author: Hilah Johnson Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 whole Honey Maid graham crackers 1 regular Hershey's chocolate bar (1.55…
  • Put it in my Mouth, part 2

    Hilah
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:12 pm
    This series has really taken off! Y’all have sent so many strange, delightful, delicious things for me to try — I’m impressed at your creativity. Here are the most recent episodes. Scroll down to see how you can send me stuff to put in my mouth. Crannie Butter and Mac’n’Cheese Chips //www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJwN8eitRiE Bloody Bears and Squid Jerky //www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKq6uVELEHE Coffee Milk //www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2IiTjMB1_Y Sardines and Moon Pies! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-07DngyJCc Watch the first four episodes of PIIMM **I’m temporarily…
  • Coconut Noodles (or Zoodles!)

    Hilah
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:05 am
    Coconut Noodles Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD5mk71v-0E I made this for a last-minute side dish to take to a pool party. I have the most best friends because they always welcome my food experiments as willing guinea pigs and even offer constructive feedback. Though this coconut noodle salad evidently needed no adjustments because it was gone in two seconds. Even the picky 18-month-old baby liked it! Make these with all zucchini noodles for a super low-carb noodle salad. Try different combinations of herbs: basil, cilantro and mint all go great with…
  • Taco Salad

    Hilah
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Taco Salad Tortilla Bowls! (scroll down for printable recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y_ZRwsnFQc No rinky-dink healthy taco salad, this one is served up in a flour tortilla bowl just like at Taco Bell. Except you make it at home. Without the questionable ingredients. You can still have it with Taco Bell sauce, though. Taco Salad Recipe – Printable 5.0 from 1 reviews Taco Salad   Save Print Cook time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Author: Hilah Johnson Serves: varies Ingredients Flour tortillas, taco or burrito size Spray oil Choose any toppings you like: Refried beans Lettuce…
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  • SUPER UPLIFTING SMOOTHIES THAT CAN KEEP YOU HAPPY + HEALTHY //// (REFINED SUGAR-FREE)

    Aldy
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Smoothies are incredible! Is like drinking happiness… and there’s only so much good you can do to your body by drinking a smoothie that is not a secret anymore. A drink like this, have the ability to heal your body inside + out, keep your organs clean and give you the nourishment you need to feel recharge and satisfy. And that is pretty amazing, don’t you think?! Eating right and healthy can become challenging sometimes, specially if you’re on the run all day long (which I think most of us are), believe me, sometimes I wish the day could have more hours. And that’s when smoothies…
  • ''STARTING WHOLE'': THE ULTIMATE GUIDE + FREE EBOOK ON HOW TO START WITH WHOLE FOODS!

    Aldy
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:29 pm
    HELLOOOO!!! I need to start with a big Hello because I feel super happy about today's post!  Why?.. well my new eBook is here!!! It is called; Starting Whole and is all about "How To Start with Whole Foods". Why? Since changing my eating habits and starting with whole foods I've been getting so many benefits in my life + well-being that I wanted to share this information with you too. Eating healthy doesn't have to be a complicated thing, really. And it doesn't have to be something that is 'only' available for some people either, on the contrary it should be something available for…
  • The Super Vegetarian Roll // Vietnamese Inspired Rolls with Pickled Sauce // (Vegetarian) //

    Aldy
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Hello! Hello! Aldy here! Well first of all let me tell you that this blog has been under a lot of changes lately, so mostly I've been submerged into blogging + design for the last couple of weeks. There are still a few things that need to be fixed but I'm getting there, so if you get an error while browsing the site, just let me know, ok. On the other hand I'm working on a little project too and I'd let you know soon. So stay tuned!Now, today I'm sharing with you these AWESOME vegetarian rolls because they are so easy to put together and so deliciously flavorful that you couldn't believe it.
  • Maple Apple Cake // Easiest Refined Sugar Free + Gluten Free + Milk Free Cake //

    Aldy
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:19 pm
    This apple cake is the kind of baked treat that push me to a “must have break” in the afternoon. Believe me! (the perfect indulgence while Lia takes her usual nap)… a cup of tea, a book and a good slice of this apple cake and everything becomes a super –nice- happy-moment.  Gratifying myself with something that I made just feels so good! Funny about this cake is that I’d have never thought in a million years that I would be making + eating a cake without gluten + refined sugar and milk!  Since changing my eating habits, I started experiment a lot with gluten free flours…
  • Almond Salty Caramel Buckwheat Granola / Feel Good + Nutritious Granola / (Refined Sugar Free)

    Aldy
    29 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Hey, pretty people! How are you?.. Me, well I have been GRANOLA(ZING) (granola + amazing = granolazing) (I know this is not a word but, believe me, this is the only way to describe how delicious + nutritious this granola is!) - so as I was saying; I've been Granolazing my morning breakfasts + afternoon snacks with this buckwheat granola! And obviously I needed to share this recipe with YOU !!!! This granola is completely refined sugar-free has aSUPER-nice caramel flavor(which I deeply love)+ the buckwheatwhich is gluten free + also nutritiously packed with vitamins B1, B2, and…
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  • Sunday Snapshots: Eight Pictures of The Beach

    Spicie Foodie
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Happy Sunday amigos! It’s been a while since I’ve shared some beach pictures and wrote a Sunday Snapshot post. Well, today I’d like to share with you these eight pictures of the beach. I am super blessed to call this magical place, Playa Del Carmen, my home. And no matter how many times I walk along the beach, it never gets old. The gentle and cooling breeze, the salty air, the sand between my toes, and the waves crashing along the shore. How could anyone grow bored of this. Never. When I’m at the beach I always feel happy and relaxed. I hope you have a fantastic day…
  • Why You Should Be Massaging Kale

    Spicie Foodie
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Put some music on, pour yourself a big glass of wine, grab the oil, and get ready to give your fingers a workout…Now, now, get your mind out of the gutter, and don’t forget to reach for the kale. A sentence with the words “massage” and “kale” sounds a bit strange, doesn’t it? Why would one need to give a vegetable a massage? Simply put, it makes all the difference. Kale, as you already know, is a thick, tough and fibrous leafy green; If you take fresh pieces of kale and toss them into whatever it is that you’re cooking, kale will take a very, very long…
  • Potato and Spinach Tacos with Queso Fresco

    Spicie Foodie
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    For the most part, it is I that decides what to cook and serve for our daily meals. My husband is very laid back and never complains — even when he doesn’t particularly care for a specific food. We are always honest with each other about the dishes and together we’ve improved on and developed recipes. I’m super lucky to be married to a person that enjoys food as much as I do — he even cooks and washes the dishes sometimes! On very rare occasions hubby makes a special request, and of course I am more than happy to cook and help satisfy his craving. A few days ago…
  • White Cucumber Agua Fresca

    Spicie Foodie
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
    Writing, thinking, exploring and creating is a good description of my job. It is food that I write and think about, it is food that I explore and create with. Not all a bad job description. I am very lucky to get to make my living with something that I so do love. One of the best rewards of my work is getting to eat or drink the foods I explore, create with and write about. This uber refreshing drink is one such reward of my job. In Mexico we make what we call aguas frescas to accompany our meals and help quench our thirsts during the long hot summer days. The word agua fresca loosely…
 
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  • Cilantro-Lime Rice

    Tasha
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    Rice is such a staple with Mexican dishes.  We love eating Mexican food at home.  When I was pregnant with KK that’s all I ate was Mexican food.  I think I ate more quesadillas and fajitas during that time then in my whole life.  To this day Mexican is one of my favorite cuisines. and Yes, it is also one of KK’s favorites also… (I guess I had something to do with that) Cilantro Lime Rice is such a great addition to any Mexican meal.  Adding fresh lime juice and cilantro gives any plain ice lots of flavor and definitely shakes things up a bit.  Serve it with…
  • Marshmallow-stuffed S’more Cookies

    Tasha
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:52 am
    S’mores have got to be the quintessential dessert that screams summer. There’s just something about gathering around a campfire roasting marshmallows, telling stories, and making s’mores that just brings a smile to my face. I can remember the first time I ever made s’mores at a campfire, it was at camp.  I was 8 years old in Miami and we did a campfire in the late afternoon. That was so much fun…. Do you remember the first time you ever roasted marshmallows and made s’mores? Now in these parts summer is soon coming to a close with just two weeks left…
  • Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Pancakes

    Tasha
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:41 am
    Do you ever have those morning where you wake up and think to yourself “What am I going to make for breakfast this morning?” Even though it’s summer time my husband and I really don’t have a lot of time to spend with the kids in the mornings so when the weekend rolls around I always try and make something special and quite yummy.  Pancakes are one of the many favorites in our house and I love making Buttermilk Pancakes. Except that when I woke up I remembered oh yea that buttermilk is going to be used for a different recipe.  Of course I didn’t feel like…
  • Cannoli Poke Cake

    Tasha
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Have you ever had a Cannoli before??? You know those Italian fried tube shaped pastry shells filled with a pastry cream sprinkled with mini chocolate chips dusted with powdered sugar! If you answered no, we are seriously gonna have to talk… If you answered yes, then one point for you Mmmm Cannoli’s…. YUM! Well this cake pays tribute to Cannoli’s. Let’s just start with the cake itself… First off it’s a simple boxed white cake that is baked then when cooled topped with sweetened condensed milk that is poured all over the cake. Yes! condensed milk,…
  • Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Cake for A Special Birthday

    Tasha
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    Hello Beautiful! I’m feeling a little emotional today.  It’s my oldest’s birthday.  That’s right Julian is 13 today.  I can officially say I have a TEENAGER!!!! Holy %$#&!!!!!   Where did the time go??? I know I just had to say it.  I think I’m still a little in shock.  You see in the past year so many changes have happened that it still has my head spinning.  First of all we added an addition to our family Jacob, our youngest, who is 16 months, Kayla is in double digits now, the BIG 10, and then we turn to Juju… my Pumpkin… my first born.
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  • Merengón con Crema de Leche Redux

    hungrysofia
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    If I’ve been quiet the last few weeks, it’s because I’m in the middle of packing up my apartment. In the musical chairs that is New York real estate, most people I know move every few years, but I’ve been living in the same place since college. It has been stressful but the clarity it has given me to let things go is incredible. I’ve also found a lot of things to hold onto. In that spirit, I remembered a post I had written when I was asked for and heirloom recipe. I immediately thought of my mother’s merengón I’d written about it here before and…
  • Tiradito Nikkei

    hungrysofia
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    As someone who loves ceviches and tiraditos in all their forms, I’ve wanted to post a raw fish recipe for awhile but have held back. I understand that sushi-grade fish is safe to eat but there’s something unnerving about preparing it yourself. I leave it to others to not cook it correctly for me and certainly didn’t feel comfortable telling anyone else how to go about it. When Gastón Acurio’s  Peru: The Cookbook came out, there were no excuses. Beautifully put together and encyclopedic, Peru is more self-contained than I’d expected but it’s…
  • Una Tormenta

    hungrysofia
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Some words have no translation. It’s easy enough to approximate the meaning but the emotion is lost. That’s how I feel about the word tormenta.  It means nothing more than a storm, but tormenta is just a better word for it. It even sounds like the crack of lightning. Tormentas slice through canvases by El Greco to threaten saints and martyrs, storms menace weekend sailors and their dockside girlfriends in yacht rock classics. Storm clouds can be chased away, tormentas have to be waited out. I miss the rains I grew up with in Miami where the weather can go from a bright,…
  • Catching up Spring to Summer

    hungrysofia
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    It’s technically still spring, so I spent most of yesterday cleaning out my closet. Storage is always a problem in my apartment, so I’m pretty good at throwing things away a little at a time – or so I thought. I was putting something away, looked up at a stack of t-shirts, and realized I could easily give half of them away – then one stack led to another. A few months ago, my friend sent me an article from organizational consultant, Marie Kondo. I only gave it a cursory read through then, but I remembered the advice that you should determine if the objects you live…
  • Ramp Season

    hungrysofia
    20 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    It’s very hard to write around ramps and not start with an apology. Everyone one is writing about ramps right now. Like pumpkins in the fall, they’re everywhere and then they’re gone. Unlike pumpkins, there is nothing contrived about the ramp rush. They’re season really is brief unless you go full-Brooklyn and spend April pickling every hard won bunch you find.  They’re also foraged and not cultivated so even the high cost is forgivable. For such whispy little greens, there’s something great about how uncompromising they are. I came late to ramp season…
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  • 5 Most Popular Greek Recipes August 2015

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:12 am
     These were the most popular Greek recipes on our blog for August 2015.1. Fanouropita  2. Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)3. Pastichio 4. Roast Lamb with Potatoes and Feta Cheese 5. Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves)ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 10 Most Repinned Greek Recipes for August 2015

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:43 am
     These were our 10 most repinned Greek recipes on Pinterest  for August 2015. 1. Peinirli2. Cheese Pie (Tiropita)3. Eggplant Papoutsakia 4. Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista) 5. Fasolakia (Fresh Green Beans)6. Fasolada (Bean Soup)7. Sesame Cookies8. Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)  9. Loukoumades 10. Eggplant Fritters (Melitzanokeftedes)Follow us on Pinterestsymposioca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 9 Easy Greek Recipes For Kids

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:13 am
    Want to find some easy Greek recipes for kids? We've listed 9 below that we have found to be favourites with kids. Just click on the links to go to the recipes. CHEESE PIE (TIROPITA) Nice, light and delicious.CHICKEN LEMONATO A simple and traditional Greek recipe for preparing chicken. Very popular with the kids!  KEFTEDAKIA These are especially good at kids' parties. They disappear really quickly! PASTICHIO Just watch this disappear down their throats! A favourite with adults as well. PATATOPITA (POTATO PIE) A relatively easy to make pie…
  • Greek Fanouropita - Agios Fanourios Name Day

    25 Aug 2015 | 3:14 am
     August 27th is the name day of Agios (Saint) Fanourios, the patron saint of things lost. His name is invoked when praying for the recovery of lost items. Fanouropita is a cake traditionally eaten on his name day.If you want to prepare a Fanouropita, click here to go to the recipe.Eat and Enjoy!   ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 26 Popular Greek Mezes and Side Dishes

    24 Aug 2015 | 3:17 am
    A Greek meze is a small dish - an appetizer or side dish - and it is very popular here for people to eat a selection of these as lunch or dinner. More often than not they are accompanied by ouzo or tsipouro. There is something quite idyllic about sitting by the sea, listening to the waves lapping onto the shore and nibbling at your mezes whilst slowly sipping your drink!The word meze came from the same Turkish word, which in turn came from the Persian word maze, meaning 'taste, flavour, smack, relish'.Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves)TzatzikiEggplant Dip (Melitzanosalata)Melitzanosalata…
 
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  • Mor Kuzhambu

    Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mor Kuzhambu is a traditional and very popular South Indian sambar variety. Made using curd/yogurt, it is very easy to make and is quite delicious. Served with hot rice, this is made during festivals and special occasions. Ingredients: Curd – 2 cups White Pumpkin (or Okra/Bhindi) – 300 gms, chopped Ginger – 1 inch piece […]
  • Ulli Theeyal

    Praveen Kumar
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    Ulli Theeyal is a traditional Kerala dish made with shallots. Similar to the sambar, theeyal is made with okra (bhindi) or with bitter gourds too. Serve this with rice or as a side dish to dosa. Ingredients: Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 100 gms Tamarind Extract – 1/2 to 3/4 cup Coconut – 3 tblsp, grated […]
  • Palakkad Sambar

    Praveen Kumar
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:46 pm
    This Palakkad style Sambar is a popular dish in Kerala especially during Onam. Made with an assortment of vegetables and coconut paste, this is best served with steamed rice and side dish of choice. Ingredients: Mixed Vegetables – 2 to 3 cups, chopped Toor Dal – 1 cup Tomatoes – 6 to 8, chopped Onions […]
  • Pineapple Pulissery

    Anjali Anand
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:41 am
    Pineapple Pulissery (Pineapple Mor Curry) is a popular Kerala dish made with pineapple and curd. Served as part of Onam Sadya, this dish is best served with rice and side dish of choice. Ingredients: Pineapple – 1/2 big or 1 small Curds – 2 cups Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/2 […]
  • Avial

    Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    Avial (or Aviyal) is a very popular South Indian dish made with mixed vegetables, curd and coconut. Popular in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is a must have during festivals, special occasions and marriages. Avial is made either as a gravy or as a dry dish. The Kerala style Avial uses green chillies for the […]
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  • Hotel Cooking Meal 3: Black Beans and Yellow Squash With Brown Rice and Quinoa

    roni
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:01 pm
    I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but cooking in the hotel room is fun! Well, maybe it’s fun because anything I cook my mom actually eats and enjoys, which is a stark difference than cooking for two young boys and a picky husband. As a reminder (or if you missed the first post in this series), I’m in Ohio on some family business and did a grocery store trip to stock our hotel room for three meals. Total cost for [...]
  • Hotel Cooking Meal 2: Beef Stew With Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms and Smashed Garlic

    roni
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    We had a little help for our second meal in the hotel and it was a smashing success! May I introduce my Great Aunt Marie’s Crock Pot… I have fond memories of this old girl keeping my Aunt Marie’s wimpies (sloppy joes) warm during her Christmas Eve parties. It still works great, if not better, than my newer slow cooker. It’s HUGE and low seems to be “lower” than I’m used to, not causing anything to burn or stick to the bottom. For our second hotel meal I [...]
  • Hotel Cooking Meal 1: Turkey Sausage and Vegetables Over Rice

    roni
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Hello from Beavercreek, Ohio! I’m camping out here for a couple of weeks helping my mom train my niece’s service dog. We’ve got a hotel room with a small kitchen and have committed to cooking more instead of eating out so much. It’s cheaper, healthier and easy! Well, at least that’s what I want to show. (Notice I didn’t say easIER but it is easy.) This afternoon we stopped at Aldi and picked up enough food for 3 complete meals. Total cost: $26.21 On [...]
  • Steel-Cut Oat Breakfast Recovery Smoothie

    roni
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    Every morning, bright and early you can find me at the gym. I lift heavy, hang out with the morning crew and get my sweat on. It’s ingrained now. I can’t imagine starting my day any other way. I used to have time to make breakfast for myself when I got home. Then as the kids got older and time got tighter, I was forced to give one of those powdered recovery shakes a try. It was OK, but I’d rather get my [...]
  • Simple Quinoa With Strawberries

    roni
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:24 pm
    A few days before I left for vacation — click here if you want to see the adventure I took with the boys! — I spatchcocked a whole chicken and cooked it on the grill. Cleaning up I couldn’t throw away the bones. I just couldn’t. So I grabbed a pot, pulled out some frozen celery hearts (I freeze scraps now specifically for this) and decided to make stock. The only problem: my [...]
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  • Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Corn Lasagna (GF)

    Cristina
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:39 pm
    This is a fantastic recipe to use up your harvest of summer and garden abundance of squash and corn. Use either or both zucchini and yellow squash and the season’s sweet fresh corn kernels for this gluten free, main dish treat! Continue reading: Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Corn Lasagna (GF). Gluten Free, Main Dishes, Mediterranean Flavors, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Corn Lasagna (GF) appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • No churn, cream or sugar – Banana-Maple Cinnamon Ice Cream

    Cristina
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Ice cream that has no white or brown sugar (although it does contain maple syrup), doesn’t contain heavy creams and doesn’t need to be churned (meaning no ice cream machine required!). Continue reading: No churn, cream or sugar – Banana-Maple Cinnamon Ice Cream. Desserts, fall, Frosty Treats, Gluten Free, spring, summer, winter ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post No churn, cream or sugar – Banana-Maple Cinnamon Ice Cream appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Juiciest Peach in the World

    Cristina
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Our Babcock peach season ended weeks ago. I shouldn’t complain because we enjoyed a bountiful harvest… Continue reading: Juiciest Peach in the World. Edible Garden, Photography & Food In Focus, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Juiciest Peach in the World appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Greek Pasta Salad with Rotini and Feta

    Cristina
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    A spin on a classic dish with all the perfectly paired flavors that make up a Greek salad. Hands-on time is minimal with tasty returns on this fresh and easy chilled pasta dish that can be served as a side or main course! Continue reading: Greek Pasta Salad with Rotini and Feta. Main Dishes, Mediterranean Flavors, Side Dishes, spring, summer, Vegetarian ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Greek Pasta Salad with Rotini and Feta appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream

    Cristina
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    The month of July is not only National Ice Cream Month, it is also the peak of peach season! In honor of the two, I’m using up some Babcock peaches in this lighter ice cream version. Continue reading: Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream. Desserts, Frosty Treats, Fruit Desserts, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
 
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  • Jessica Koslow's favorite game day appetizer: Cajun country caviar

    Erika Kerekes, LA Cooking Examiner
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Ever wonder what restaurant owners serve when friends gather to watch football? Chef Jessica Koslow, owner of Sqirl and the soon-to-open Sqirl Away in Silver Lake, loves this Cajun Country Caviar, a mixture of black-eyed peas, shaved...
  • Grilling Tips From Chef Robert Liberato For National Filet Mignon Day

    Erika Kerekes, LA Cooking Examiner
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    Thursday August 13th is National Filet Mignon Day. Filet mignon scares the pants off many home cooks - it's so expensive, what if I mess it up? So we asked Robert Liberato, Executive Chef of STK Los Angeles...
  • Juicing leftovers recipe: Super Human Hummus from Foxy Produce

    Erika Kerekes, LA Cooking Examiner
    27 May 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Lots of southern Californians have jumped on the juicing bandwagon in the name of eating (or drinking) healthier. But don't you feel a bit guilty tossing all that nutrient-rich pulp into the bin? Yeah, us too.That...
  • Does Dodger Stadium have the best meatballs in Los Angeles?

    Erika Kerekes, LA Cooking Examiner
    29 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
    There's a new spot in town for hearty Italian food like light-as-air meatballs, spicy Italian sausage with sauteed peppers and onions, thin-crust pizza with crispy pepperoni, and cannoli.And it's behind right field...
  • Easy Holiday Entertaining Tips from Green Giant

    Erika Kerekes, LA Cooking Examiner
    20 Dec 2013 | 1:26 pm
    Looking for a few easy recipes to serve at your holiday party or bring along to a holiday potluck? Watch this video from Erika Kerekes of In Erika's Kitchen and Green Giant for tips on how to make...
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  • Bally’s Sterling Brunch, Las Vegas

    Foodnut.com
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – The Bally’s Sterling Brunch Buffet is the one Vegas buffet that has been on our hit list for many years. We had not stayed over on a Sunday in Vegas for years.. Finally we got a chance during Defcon, which happened to be in the same hotel. How convenient. […] This post originally from Bally’s Sterling Brunch, Las Vegas Related posts: Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Navio Sunday Brunch Restaurant Review, Half Moon Bay St. Regis Boneka Sunday Brunch Buffet, Bali Palace Hotel Garden Court Sunday Brunch Buffet Review, San Francisco
  • Tokyo Foodie Restaurant Mini Reviews

    Foodnut.com
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Where does a foodie eat in Tokyo? In the spring of 2015, we visited Japan for the first time in many decades. Our original trip was set many years ago, but the tsunami changed everything. We finally got some time to visit a country that we really wanted to travel to and eat at. How […] This post originally from Tokyo Foodie Restaurant Mini Reviews Related posts: Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo Dons de la Nature, Tokyo Sushi Kanesaka, Tokyo
  • Ristorante Milano, San Francisco

    Foodnut.com
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – Ristorante Milano is a long time neighborhood gem of an Italian restaurant situated on Russian Hill in San Francisco. We had not been here for decades and decided it was time to return and see how their food compared to other Italian restaurants in the City. Insider Tip – […] This post originally from Ristorante Milano, San Francisco Related posts: Divino Ristorante Review, Belmont Ristorante Capellini Restaurant Review, San Mateo Ristorante Quadri Review, Venice, Italy
  • The Chairman Restaurant and Food Truck, San Francisco

    Foodnut.com
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Chairman (Formerly Chairman Bao) is a San Francisco food truck that serves Chinese steamed and baked buns with a variety of fillings. These are offshots of Taiwanese Gua bao or bun sandwich. When we were in Taiwan, it was difficult to find this old school dish.  Our only Gua bao was ironically at the […] This post originally from The Chairman Restaurant and Food Truck, San Francisco Related posts: El Tonayense Taco Truck Review, San Francisco El Norteno Taco Truck Review, San Francisco The Chairman Restaurant Review, Hong Kong
  • Napa Rose Restaurant Review, Anaheim

    Foodnut.com
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – Because we went to Disneyland of course! Napa Rose is a nice respite from the hectic theme parks next door. We’ve eaten here before and found the food top notch. The waiter told us that 40% of the patrons live locally and brave the crowds to dine here. Many […] This post originally from Napa Rose Restaurant Review, Anaheim Related posts: Oenotri Restaurant Review, Napa La Toque Restaurant Review, Napa Morimoto Restaurant Review, Napa
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  • Bakery on main gluten-free granola

    23 Aug 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Bakery On Main has an excellent gluten-free granola with crunchy clusters of corn flakes and rice crisps with sesame, sunflower, and flax seeds and made with unrefined sugar and Non-GMO Project Verified expeller-pressed canola oil.Bakery On Main’s Gluten-Free Granola is available at select retailers across the country and online. Varieties include: Cranberry Orange Cashew, Apple Raisin Walnut, Extreme Fruit and Nut, Nutty Cranberry Maple, and Rainforest Banana Nut. Visit www.bakeryonmain.com for more information.
  • alexia sweet potato blend

    23 Aug 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Gratitude Gourmet has been a fan of Alexia Foods for quite some time. We have recently tried the Sweet Potato Blend, a medley of fresh, sweet Northwest-grown vegetables, delicious sweet potatoes and dash of cayenne pepper and seasoned herbs allowing a great addition to any meal. We also recommend Alexia Sweet Potato Waffle Cut and Krinkle Cut Fries and Organic Frozen Vegetables: Corn, Peas, Carrots and Vegetable Medley. Enjoy!
  • Kim crawford wine gems

    23 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    This summer Kim Crawford Wines from New Zealand, and Anna Rabinowicz have introduced a new wine accessory: Kim Crawford wine gems by ANNA new york. Anna designed these beautiful fluorite wine gems to not only accessorize a wine glass, but offer an all new and stylish way to maintain the ideal drinking temperature of a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, without diluting it with ice. The wine gems have debuted nationwide at www.rablabs.com ($76 for a shareable set of six wine gems). Enjoy!
  • Coconut dream Yogurt

    7 Aug 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Coconut Dream® is a delicious non-dairy, gluten, soy and lactose free yogurt that we recommend for a nutritious breakfast or snack through the day. It's available in Plain, Vanilla, Strawberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry flavours at your grocer nationwide.
  • The wheel of healing with ayurveda Q&A with author Michelle Fondin

    7 Aug 2015 | 2:33 pm
    The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda - Q and A with Author Michelle Fondin. What is Ayurveda?Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old medical system from India. It is a consciousness-based system of wellness that includes prevention of disease, diagnosis, and treatment. It is a holistic medical system that includes all aspects of health and life, from diet and exercise to emotional health and How did you first discover Ayurveda in your own life? When I was 28-years-old, I was diagnosed with cancer. A friend introduced me to Ayurveda and the concepts not only helped me to regain balance…
 
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    The Bon Vivant Journal

  • The Month Ahead – September 2015

    Emyr Thomas
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    Read our guide to the new openings and events in London for September 2015. Les 110 de Taillevent The two-Michelin starred Le Taillevent from Paris is set to open a 70-cover brasserie, Les 110 de Taillevent London, in Cavendish Square. Featuring 110 wines by the glass, paired with contemporary and seasonal French dishes, guests will experience the spirit of Le Taillevent in a relaxed setting. Bernardi’s Bernardi’s is a new modern Italian restaurant from brothers Gabriel and Marcello Bernardi. The 120-cover all-day restaurant and bar will sit on the corner of Seymour Street and Seymour…
  • The Mark Hotel New York – Hotel Review

    Emyr Thomas
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:29 am
    New York’s Upper East Side is the epitome of class, style and sophistication and The Mark Hotel is the perfect companion. Originally built in 1927, The Mark stands with splendour at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue in the shadow of Central Park, following a transformation by designer Jacques Grange. The Mark Hotel exudes a sense of understated luxury, expertly combining traditional elegance with modern touches. The lobby is full of design statement, including the black and white checked marble floor and striking objets d’art. The rooms at The Mark Hotel are spacious,…
  • Global Gastronomy Charity Gala – Action Against Hunger

    Emyr Thomas
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:06 am
    On Tuesday 22 September, Action Against Hunger will be hosting its annual Global Gastronomy dinner at the stunning 1901 at Andaz Hotel in The City. A Champagne Taittinger reception will be followed by a wonderful dinner prepared by some of the UK’s best chefs including Jeff and Chris Galvin (Galvin La Chapelle), Richard Corrigan (Corrigan’s and Bentley’s), Jose Pizarro (Pizzaro restaurant) and Hameed Farook (1901 at Andaz). There will also be a live and silent auction with fabulous prizes including money can’t buy restaurant experiences, hotels and art work, among much more. Tickets…
  • The Best Hotels in the South of France

    Emyr Thomas
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:39 am
    The Cote d’Azur has been the summer destination of choice for the great and the good for generations and it still retains its fashionable, glamorous reputation today. Here’s a selection of our favourite hotels in the South of France. The Best Hotels in the South of France   Le Mas Candille, Mougin Located on the outskirts of the medieval village of Mougins in a converted eighteenth century farmhouse, less than half an hour from both Cannes and Nice, Le Mas Candille is classic, understated and elegant. There are 39 rooms and 7 suites, with a Provençal design that could be described…
  • The Month Ahead – New Restaurants and Events – August 2015

    Emyr Thomas
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    Read our guide to the new openings and events to have on your radar for August 2015. Jean-Jacques Brasserie and Wine Bar French, all-day dining restaurant, Jean-Jacques, has launch its first UK site in Soho. A Russian export, Jean-Jacques serves French classic dishes at its Soho townhouse restaurant. A secluded rooftop terrace will be open for dining and drinking in the late summer, with heaters and rugs in winter. Vico Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo, owners of acclaimed Soho restaurant Bocca di Lupo and Gelupo gelateria are opening a new restaurant, Vico, at the end of the month on Cambridge…
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    Dine and Dish

  • California Avocado Eggplant Pizza Recipe

    Kristen
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    Skip the carbs and go straight for the really good stuff with this California Avocado Eggplant Pizza Recipe! This summer, I tried really really hard to eliminate my biggest weakness from my diet…carbs. I’m a huge bread fan, but let me tell you young friends… once you turn 40, you just can’t do all that carb eating and expect things not to change. Every slice of delicious bread goes right to your hips, belly, face, etc. Laying off carbs hasn’t been easy, because I LOVE carbs, but it hasn’t been as hard as I anticipated either. I’ve gone without…
  • The Summer of Yes {In 1 Second Everyday}

    Kristen
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    Our summer is officially over and the kids have been in school now for a whole week. It was so hard for me to let summer go this year because it was one of our best, yet. I intentionally didn’t do my typical Summer Bucket List, but instead deemed the summer of 2015 “The Summer of Yes”. I vowed that this summer, I was going to say yes as much as I could. If the kids asked to do something or had an idea, even a far out there idea, I said yes (naturally within reason). We had so much fun! It was the summer of lots of swimming, beaches, pink hair, reading, ice cream for…
  • Celestial Seasonings Fresh New Look (Video)

    Kristen
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Celestial Seasonings packaging and logo got a makeover! Check out the fresh new look of their tea boxes below. Do you see that up there? That’s my first ever attempt at a stop motion video. I created it because I wanted to show you how fantastic the new look for Celestial Seasonings packaging is! The video is a little rough (it’s my first one, after all), but hopefully you can tell just by watching those few seconds how fresh and current Celestial Seasonings new logo and tea boxes are!   I am not a huge fan of change… but I love what Celestial Seasonings has done…
  • Sharing by the Shore Bloggers Retreat – Traverse City, Michigan

    Kristen
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:58 pm
    A look into the Sharing by the Shore retreat in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. “I’m a food and travel blogger/photographer”. That’s my short answer when people ask what I do for a living.  I’m typically met with curious faces, a plethora of questions, and a lot of misconceptions. The assumptions about what I do for a living or what a typical day looks like for me are pretty funny…I don’t stay in my pajamas all day. I don’t go around and write nasty reviews of restaurants. I love food but don’t believe I’m obsessed with food (I…
  • Grilled Hot Dogs with California Avocado Relish Recipe

    Kristen
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Grilled Hot Dogs get a grown up twist with this fresh and tasty California Avocado Relish Recipe. Friends, it’s starting to get to that part of the summer where my anxiety about school starting begins to set in. I absolutely love summer. Love love love it. I love having my kids home with me, spending the days with them, slow, al fresco dinners and lazy, lounging mornings. I have a really hard time transitioning back to a school schedule, where everything is practically as opposite of our low key summer as you can get.  After school sports and activities, spelling tests, reading logs, early…
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    Menuism Dining Blog

  • Santa Fe Is Melting: The Best Ice Cream in Town

    Juliet White
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Gelato from Ecco Gelato. All photos by Juliet White. Air conditioning is far from standard in many Santa Fe restaurants, especially those close to the Plaza. After all, it’s tough to install AC in historic buildings with mud brick walls! Thankfully, ice cream provides a convenient solution to unrelenting, summer days. Here are the best places to beat the heat in Santa Fe. Cloud 9 Creamery Cloud 9 Creamery transcends its strip mall location, temporarily transporting visitors to the Middle East with flavors like honey lavender and Turkish rose. Despite the bright color of the Turkish rose, it…
  • Why L.A. Is Leading the Nation’s Chinese Food Craze

    David R. Chan
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by tofuprod / Flickr Chinese restaurants arrived in America in the 1850s, but it wasn’t until American immigration laws changed in 1965 that the modern era for Chinese dining in the United States began. For the first time in over 80 years, large numbers of immigrants from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other parts of Asia invigorated the stagnating Chinese-American community and its pedestrian Cantonese/Toishanese dining options with new and exciting Chinese food. At the beginning of this modern era of Chinese dining in the United States, San Francisco had by far the largest…
  • Why Movie Theaters Are Becoming Quasi-Restaurants

    Nevin Barich
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by AMC When I would go to the movie theaters when I was a kid, the options at the concession stand were pretty standard: popcorn, hot dogs, an assortment of candies, and soda. Sometimes — but not all the time — a theater would also have nachos. That was always exciting. These days, however, the options are practically limitless. You can get chicken fingers, burgers, mozzarella sticks, pizza, salads, gourmet chocolates, not to mention all the classic choices previously mentioned. Eating at the movies is now like eating at a full-service restaurant. So why the change? The simple…
  • What’s Proper Sushi Etiquette, Anyway?

    Kim Kohatsu
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Toshihiro Gamo Let’s face it: sushi has evolved (or arguably, devolved) far from its traditional Japanese roots. Offerings with cream cheese, pineapple, and barbecued meats all purport to be sushi, but aren’t exactly authentic. There’s a reason it’s called a California roll and not a Tokyo roll. This doesn’t mean that it’s bad to like these menu choices, or for restaurants to offer them. All chefs, including sushi chefs, should feel free to experiment and offer anything they think will delight their guests. But with sushi so far from its origins,…
  • Your Guide to Orlando’s Restaurant Row

    Ashley Dickey
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by foodesteem / Instagram Flavors from the eastern and western ends of the world meet in Orlando. The restaurant scene is vast – over 4,500 places to eat vast – and offers a mouth-watering variety of menus, lively atmospheres, quaint settings, and more. Orlando’s Restaurant Row is the foremost food destination, gathering locals and visitors alike for unforgettable meals. What exactly is Restaurant Row? Located on Sand Lake Road, it’s a collection of restaurants with diverse culinary offerings. Three main shopping centers house most of the restaurants: Dr. Phillips Marketplace,…
 
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    Savour the Senses

  • Meatball Focaccia Pizza

    Savour the Senses
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    It is back-to-school time again. For me, that comes as a relief. It means that all the vacationers will be traveling back to their home states and Summit County will get a much needed breath of fresh air. I love … Continue reading →
  • Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

    Savour the Senses
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you bake? I don’t. Well not usually. I have never really had a sweet tooth and have always preferred more savory dishes. If I do crave something sweet it is usually a beverage. Ben, on the other hand, has … Continue reading →
  • Risotto Cakes w/ Citrus-Saffron Aioli

    Savour the Senses
    15 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    What a crazy summer it has been! I recently took point on our catering program at Whole Foods Market in Frisco, CO. It has been steadily growing and I am so excited for what is in store. Next week, we … Continue reading →
  • Kale Pesto Quinoa w/ Poached Egg

    Savour the Senses
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hey, I warned you didn’t I? Another quinoa bowl. This one was especially satisfying because I used my first harvest of kale from my garden! No matter what you grow, it will always taste better freshly harvested from your own … Continue reading →
  • Eloté Pasta con Chipotle Alfredo

    Savour the Senses
    9 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Yes, more corn. I love using in-season fruit and vegetables because the flavors are just so much better. Sometimes, this means eating the same thing for an entire week. Anybody who has ever grown their own zucchini knows what I … Continue reading →
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    My Custard Pie

  • Precious Palmyra

    Sally
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:10 am
    My camera was old, a sandstorm cloaked the stones; this lends an ethereal nature to these images of ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. It’s hard to evoke the scale of the place which includes temples, a theatre and an extensive burial site with over fifty tombs. While you can wait in the queue for […]
  • Victoria sandwich cake family recipe

    Sally
    9 Aug 2015 | 1:57 am
    “It’s a sandwich cake. A sponge cake is made in a totally different way.” That’s the sound of my Mother in law getting cross at the telly when yet another cookery programme calls this British classic a ‘Victoria sponge’. “Oh looks so good.” “I need this in my life.” “Wow! And yum! Any chance you […]
  • Get the party started with a visit to the ice factory

    Sally
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Having a group of friends over for a gathering or dinner, one thing is always on our list – ‘buy ice’. Dubai temperatures mean that a large cool box (in Australian an ‘esky’, in New Zealand a ‘chilly bin’) is filled with chipped ice and a load of beers and soft drinks. Drinkable ice is […]
  • Visit Manila. What to do in 24 hours

    Sally
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    We’re in Manila for a day. My mind boggles at the population statistics. Can you even imagine living in a teeming metropolis with over 10 million people as they do in ‘Metro Manila’; and Greater Manila houses over 25 million souls. This mental vision of seething humanity and some reports of street crime clouds my […]
  • Tastes of paradise – in my kitchen

    Sally
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Here’s what’s in my kitchen at the beginning of July (take a closer look and read the captions by clicking on an individual image, use the arrows to navigate). Do we buy souvenirs in a desperate bid to extend our travels? I’m trying to remain in a tranquil, happy place – in spirit, if not […]
 
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    Christine's Recipes: Easy Chinese Recipes | Easy Recipes

  • How To Make Whipped Cream 【Things you want to know + video】

    Christine Ho
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    How come my cream won’t be whipped to fluffy, but remains watery instead? Are there any tips on how to make whipped cream? These are the questions I received a while ago.After posting those three no-churn ice-cream recipes, a few readers asked me to what extent we have to beat the cream.Answer: For the sake of mixing with other ingredients at ease, we only need to whip the cream until the volume is increased, very fluffy with soft texture. That’s so-called “soft peak” stage. As those no-churn ice-cream recipes are very forgiving, you won’t fail even if you beat it to form stiff…
  • Fish Chowder Soup (Qick & Hearty)

    Christine Ho
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:34 am
    Growing up in a family with lots of fish to eat, I just enjoy any fish soup very much. Here’s my light lunch that I had the other day, Fish Chowder Soup. This hearty and delicious soup goes really well with crusty bread or crackers. At the first glance, it seemed to be not much for a meal, I felt so full after finishing a bowl though. Once you've got all the ingredients in fridge, it’s so quick to prepare it on the go!Continue reading:
  • No-Churn Matcha (Green Tea) Ice Cream

    Christine Ho
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    Here comes the long-awaited matcha ice cream made without an icecream maker finally. All you need is to mix 3 or 4 ingredients together well. After a few hours of freezing, you can enjoy scoops of delicious matcha ice cream. I’ve added some homemade sweetened red beans (aka adzuki beans) on top. Needless to say, the quality of matcha powder is very crucial. Luck me, the matcha powder I bought from my last trip in Japan hasn’t been expired yet. It’s so good to make this delicious cold snack for boosting my spirit up whenever I crave for something sweet. Both of the green colour and…
  • No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

    Christine Ho
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    The person who invented ice cream was a genius. This frozen snack is so tasty that seldom people can resist, let it be small kids or grown adults. In summer, a scoop of ice cream help you beat the scorching heat. Even when it turns cold, I still love to serve my baked dessert with one scoop to balance the dish. Once you’re armed with the easiest recipe, you can whip up your homemade brand with only three ingredients even without an ice-cream maker. For making this coffee ice cream, it’s also easy. The texture is rich and creamy. Most importantly, try to get a quality coffee powder you…
  • No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

    Christine Ho
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:35 am
    This is the easiest way to make ice-cream at home if you don’t have an ice-cream maker. All you need is to combine three ingredients together with an electrical mixer. If you don’t have one, use your sheer muscle to beat the cream with a hand mixer then. The ice cream created with this recipe is absolutely tasty and creamy, as good as the great brands in Australia. Give it a go if you have a sweet tooth.Continue reading:
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    In Our Grandmothers' Kitchens

  • Cocoa with Friends

    tinkyweisblat
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Peaches are still in high season here in western Massachusetts so I have been on the lookout for new peach ideas. I got a delicious one from Dave MacDonald of Highland Barbecue in Northfield. (If Highland were closer to my home, I would be in serious dietary peril; Dave’s barbecue is versatile and authentically Southern.) His peach lemonade is perfect for a summer day, tart and refreshing with just enough sweetness. The lemon flavor dominates brightly, but one can taste the peaches and the ginger as well. Why is a post about lemonade called “Cocoa with Friends”? Because when I went to…
  • Italian Fruit Tarts

    tinkyweisblat
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:35 am
    “What makes this recipe Italian?” you may ask. Well … I wanted to honor Frank Sinatra. The 20th century’s most popular Italian-American singer would have turned 100 this year. And I am singing in a Sinatra tribute concert this coming Saturday. To tell you the truth, a similar tart is made in many different places around the world. If I were performing a concert honoring Edith Piaf, I would call it a French fruit tart. If I were paying tribute to lyricist Johnny Mercer of Savannah, I would call it a Georgia peach tart. But … I’m paying tribute to Sinatra so by golly it’s Italian.
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Roasted Baby Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto {vegan & dairy-free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Delicious baby carrots are roasted to intensify their natural sweetness and topped with a vegan dairy-free pesto made from their green tops.  I love carrots. Raw, roasted or steamed they are an amazing budget friendly vegetable that almost everyone always has in their fridge. Click to continue reading Roasted Baby Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto {vegan & dairy-free}. The post Roasted Baby Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto {vegan & dairy-free} appeared first on Delicious Everyday.
  • Orange scented double chocolate chip cookies {gluten free & dairy free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:47 pm
    These divine double chocolate chip  cookies are orange scented and intensely chocolatey for those days you need a little treat. They also happen to be gluten-free and dairy free too! I’ve been absent from this space much more than I’ve intended of late. While I hate to say I’ve been busy, because I really hate that “busy” seems to have become the status quo these days, I’ve been quietly pottering away in the background on a number of things that have all required my attention. Click to continue reading Orange scented double chocolate chip cookies {gluten…
  • Zucchini Noodle Salad {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    This vegan salad is packed full of veggie goodness with raw zucchini noodles, tomato, mint and rocket (arugula) and spring onions. Toasted sunflower seeds sprinkled over the top add a deliciously nutty crunch. I know, salads aren’t really a winter thing, but we had the most wonderful preview of spring weather here in Brisbane last weekend, that I just had to celebrate it with more weather appropriate fare. Out came my summer dresses (if only for a few days) along with this gorgeous, if messy looking salad. Click to continue reading Zucchini Noodle Salad {vegan}. The post Zucchini…
  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:34 pm
    You’ll never guess the key ingredient that makes this vegan chocolate mousse so light and fluffy. And no, it’s not avocado or coconut cream! This delicious 3 ingredient easy vegan chocolate mousse is dairy free, gluten free and nut free!  I’ve tried more than a few vegan chocolate mousse recipes in my time. There have been recipes that use avocado, and those that use coconut cream, but none of them really had that light cloudlike quality that a good chocolate mousse should have. Click to continue reading Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}. The post Vegan…
  • Apple Spice Cake

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    This beautifully fragrant apple spice cake is the perfect excuse to sit down to afternoon tea. There’s something so special about making time in the afternoon to sit down for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. It’s something I grew up with. My Nan or Mum would always be baking something, and we’d all take turns going to each other’s houses for tea and cake. Mum liked to make Victoria Sponge, Meringues (although these were more of a special occasion thing) and Apple Cakes. Click to continue reading Apple Spice Cake. The post Apple Spice Cake appeared first on Delicious…
 
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    Food & Style

  • Tomato tart featuring Comté cheese and the crunchy heat of black pepper

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:24 pm
    The best summer tart you’ve ever had may also be the simplest The flavors in this elegant summer tart are straightforward: Comté (the astoundingly flavorful raw-milk cheese from Jura), tomatoes and cracked pepper… lots of cracked pepper! Ingredient-wise, this is definitely a case of “less is more”: The tart highlights the cheese’s amazing richness, the tomatoes’ natural sweetness and the black pepper’s crunchy heat – and it’s all encased in the most crumbly tart crust you can imagine. Needless to say, the tart is best made when tomatoes are at their most flavorful,…
  • Eggplant caponata

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
    How to make eggplant caponata – sans the soggy eggplant! This caponata has every element of the traditional Sicilian dish, but the way it’s cooked is a departure from the classic recipe. I must admit that I’m not fond of what happens to eggplants if you simmer them in a sauce for too long. They turn mushy, even a bit slimy, and in that process (at least to my taste buds) they lose much of their flavor. So when I started working on this recipe, I decided to cook the eggplants separately and add them to the sauce at the end. In fact, I went one step further and cooked the onions…
  • Chilled sweet corn soup with coconut milk

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:18 am
    The distilled essense of fresh summer corn. Creamy, smooth and luxurious! This chilled soup captures the essence of sweet summer corn in the most magnificent way – it’s as pure as can be, and all about the corn. And the coconut milk, which is the base for the soup, accentuates the sweetness of the corn even more and makes the soup smooth and velvety. A bit of smoke, salt and spice balance the sweet corn in the most complementary way But all that sweetness needs to be balanced, and that’s where the garnishes come in – here, they are as important as the soup itself. First, large coconut…
  • Pappardelle with zucchini ribbons (zucchini noodles) and fried capers

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    How to make zucchini ribbons (or noodles)? Check out the video for the perfect technique! The ultimate summer pasta! Here, young zucchini are shaved in ribbons that are the same size as the pappardelle. They don’t just add a lovely crunch to the dish; they make it so much lighter as well. The sauce is made with flash-sautéed tomatoes and pan-fried basil, which in turn bring depth and loads of flavor. Finally, the pasta is garnished with fresh goat cheese, fried capers (irresistibly salty!) and a beautiful lemon-infused oil. Store-bought pasta offers ultimate convenience… or make your…
  • Beer-battered zucchini flower fritters with curried tomato coulis

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    A short-lived blossom… pick them and eat them while you can! Zucchini flowers are a delicate seasonal treat, but you have to get the timing just right. When the flowers appear, you only have one day to pick them before they wither and die! So it’s crucial to keep an eye on your plants, and to pick the flowers in the afternoon after the blossoms close. (Of course, you can also buy your zucchini flowers from a nearby farm.) This supervision and effort pays off, however, because zucchini flowers make the most enchanting fritters! Unfortunately, in my neck of the woods, the season for…
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    Yummly

  • From Apples to Kale to Salmon, How to Keep What You Love Fresh

    Glad®
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    It’s that time of year when summer winds down and the kids gear up for school. While your focus may be on books, supplies and back-to-school clothes, don’t forget about the food. Everyone is busy, but it’s still important to eat healthy, both at home and in school; remember that a large part of healthy eating is keeping food fresh. Here’s how to keep these nourishing foods fresh for longer – Sponsored by GLAD®. Longer lasting fruit. How ’bout them apples? Fruits Apples: To prevent apples from turning brown quickly, you should core them, slice them,…
  • Cooking with Silk®

    Silk
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:56 am
    Swirled in a smoothie or simmered in soup, Silk is right at home in the kitchen. In fact, you can substitute Silk for dairy milk, cup for cup, in almost any recipe. Bring the heat… carefully Like milk, Silk will scorch if cooked at too high a temperature and can form a skin when heated. Stir constantly and use moderate heat for best results. Add a little thickener Because Silk is low in saturated fat, it requires a little extra thickener to set up properly in puddings and custards. For your cooked pudding recipes, add 3 tablespoons cornstarch. Or try our pudding recipes. Sip…
  • Yummly and Jawbone Partner to Bring a Full Health View to Consumers

    Shelley
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    New website integration gives users full view of eating and exercise habits; data analysis reveals habits by day of week Redwood City, Calif.—(June 24, 2015) – Yummly (www.yummly.com), the leading food discovery platform, and Jawbone (www.jawbone.com), the world-leader in consumer technology and wearable devices, today announced a partnership to allow UP by Jawbone™ users to get a full view of their eating and exercise habits. Yummly inspires over 15 million users to eat better with recipe recommendations that cater to their unique tastes and dietary preferences and with its…
  • Celebrate Father’s Day with Hidden Valley® Ranch

    Hidden Valley Ranch
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
    Father’s Day means spending quality time with the family, especially dad. Party time! Gather the backyard games, indoor entertainment and party supplies, but don’t forget the food. Busy parents seek dishes that are not only delicious but can be made in record time. Luckily, there are plenty of quick and tasty recipes guaranteed to end with satisfied tummy pats. Check out these four Father’s Day recipes to get started. Ranch Burgers A Father’s Day grill-out calls for burgers. Preheat the grill, and mix 1.5 pounds of ground beef, one cup of bread crumbs, one finely…
  • Greek Out with Hidden Valley®

    Hidden Valley Ranch
    26 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    A super-food high in vital nutrients like protein, vitamin B-12 and calcium, Greek yogurt is exploding in popularity, especially among health-conscious consumers. Greek yogurt can be used in a wide range of dishes. Its texture and flavor makes it very suitable for dips, which explains why it is gaining momentum as a healthy dip alternative at family parties and other gatherings. Check out these Greek yogurt dip recipes certain to satisfy the stomachs of guests. Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip Give everyone’s appetite a kick with this bold and lively dip. Bursting with flavor, this…
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    Carpé Season

  • What the Ocean Feels Like

    Liz
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Last week, we stepped into a new phase of parenting, and it sort of felt like the first time you step foot in the ocean after growing up in and around small Midwestern lakes. Just a few steps in and … Continue reading →
  • That’s Just a Part of It

    Liz
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    I find myself saying these words all throughout my days to an emotional little boy and a toddler girl who is growing in her flair for the dramatic every day. As Owen runs to me, yelling in panic about the … Continue reading →
 
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    Feistycook

  • Quick & Easy Waffle Pizza Or Pizza Waffle

    Feistycook
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    We’ve made these twice and we’re a little bit confused what to call them. Pizza Waffle or Waffle Pizza, either way it’s quick, easy, and with an extra marinara sauce on the side, they’re quite yummy and filling. By the way, my husband saw the recipe video of this somewhere...Read more »
  • Steak Escape Sandwiches & Fresh-Cut Fries

    Feistycook
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    My husband and I had a lunch date at Steak Escape Sandwich Grille(Dunn) yesterday and it was really good. I had BBQ Steak sandwich with green peppers and onions with a side of fresh-cut fries. I wish they didn’t cut the steak too fine while cooking but the flavors were...Read more »
  • Creamy Chicken Rigatoni With Asparagus

    Feistycook
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:44 am
    I originally wanted rigatoni with Alfredo sauce but realized at the last minute that I didn’t have any heavy cream so I decided to just make my own creamy white sauce with regular milk and sour cream. In all fairness, it turned out really well. I added asparagus for some...Read more »
  • Pork, Veggies, And Tofu Stir-Fry

    Feistycook
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    A pork variation of the beef, veggies, and tofu stir-fry. Easy, fast, and scrumptious. Recipe: Pork, Veggies, And Tofu Stir-Fry Ingredients 1/2 block of firm tofu (organic or otherwise), cubed vegetable oil for sauteing + oil for browning the tofu half of medium onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic,...Read more »
  • Honey-Sriracha Chicken Wings

    Feistycook
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:03 am
    It was apparently National Chicken Wing Day on July 29th. Coincidentally on that day, I took out the wings from the freezer to thaw for that night’s dinner. I was just glad to be celebrating wings day on its National day, sort of. I made the usual Hot wings and...Read more »
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    The Accidental Locavore

  • Very Garlicky Green Beans

    Anne Maxfield
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    When the Accidental Locavore did the DeGustibus class with David Lebovitz, one of the stand-out dishes was this simple preparation of green beans. Doused with garlic and butter, like escargot, what could be bad? Serves 4: 1 pound green beans, tips removed (as he says—to be French!) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick) 3 tablespoons […]
  • August, Love it or Loath it?

    Anne Maxfield
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Accidental Locavore has really mixed feelings about August, so here’s my list of loving it or loathing it… Love it: Tomatoes. Finally the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Tomatoes that actually taste like…tomatoes! There’s just nothing like a flawless August tomato, the perfect argument for local and fresh. Corn. OK, so corn comes […]
  • Top Ten Tomatoes!

    Anne Maxfield
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Since you might have a few beautiful tomatoes kicking around, the Accidental Locavore is happy to share some of my favorite things to do with them, starting with: How to pick a good tomato: some tips to make sure you get the best from the market, whether they’re Purple Cherokees or good ol’ beefsteaks. But […]
  • Dinner at the Seafire Grill

    Anne Maxfield
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:48 am
    Recently the Accidental Locavore was invited to try out the (new to me) Seafire Grill. It’s a big room on East 48th Street. When you enter, there’s a large, active bar to your right and a long dining room behind that. We were warmly greeted by Aron the manager, sporting a good-looking pink tie. Even […]
  • Turkish Spiced Chicken With Green Sauce

    Anne Maxfield
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Being a lover of all foods Middle Eastern (okay, maybe just all foods), the Accidental Locavore made this chicken recipe for dinner recently. Give it some time to marinate but don’t worry, the marinade comes together really quickly, so you can do it in the morning before you take off. The ingredients for the sauce […]
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    superfinefeline

  • Lost & Found! Whitley Road Fishball Noodles

    superfinefeline
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:07 am
    After an 11-month hiatus following the closure and demolition of Lavender Food Square, Whitley Road Fishball Noodles has resurfaced at a food court close to its old location.   When the news broke about the impending closure of Lavender Food Square, I visited Whitley Road Fishball Noodles weekly – just so I could ask the stallkeeper where […] Related posts: Song Kee Fishball Noodle Whitley Road Fishball Noodles Bak Chor Mee Throwdown at 85 Market aka Fengshan Food Centre
  • Sunrise Breakfast at Sky on 57

    superfinefeline
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:09 am
    Watching the Sun Rise from Sands SkyPark During my staycation at Marina Bay Sands last month, I took the opportunity to admire the sunrise and have breakfast at Sky on 57. Morning Sun Streaming into Sky on 57 The golden rays of the sun were streaming into the restaurant when we sauntered over for breakfast. Breakfast […] Related posts: Rustic European Food at Shelter in the Woods The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill at One Fullerton Delectable Brunch Tartines at The Disgruntled Chef
  • Unwind with Craft Cocktails & Tasty Tapas at Anti:dote

    superfinefeline
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Anti:dote is a modern and stylish cocktail bar on the first floor of Fairmont Singapore. I was invited to check out their recently revamped Tapas and Cocktail menu. I haven’t been back to Anti:dote for a while and was worried that some of my favourite tapas items would have been replaced. Kalamata Olive Spheres with Rosemary Breadcrumbs […] Related posts: SAVOUR 2014 – Gourmet Feasting by Marina Bay Waterfront Delectable Brunch Tartines at The Disgruntled Chef RWS Food Affair: 6 Celebrity Chefs, 9 Days of Indulgence
  • Savour the best of Norwegian Seafood at Restaurant Ember x Snorre Food

    superfinefeline
    24 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    From 28 – 30 May 2015, Restaurant Ember will collaborate with Snorre Food to play host to Norwegian Chef Markus Dybwad. Chef Markus will be working with Restaurant Ember Chef Sufian Zain to present a special dinner menu that showcases the best of Norwegian Seafood. I haven’t been to Restaurant Ember for over a year and […] Related posts: St. Regis Singapore’s Festive Offerings RWS Food Affair: 6 Celebrity Chefs, 9 Days of Indulgence Bar and Billiard Room’s Sunday Brunch
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Giuseppe’s A Hidden Gem at Greenwood

    superfinefeline
    2 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    Ristorante Pizzeria Giuseppe caught our attention while we were having dinner at Shelter in the Woods. It was the only empty restaurant in the area on a Friday night. We had to check it out. Pizza ai Quattro Formaggi @ $20 Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Parmigiano & Parmesan Cheese Unlike the versions served at many restaurants, each quarter of […] Related posts: Prosecco Brunch at LaBrezza, St. Regis Singapore Morsels (Singapore) Guest Chef Barbasso Showcases Pizza Acrobatics at Palio, RW Sentosa
 
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    Recipe4living - All Recipes

  • Tender Rosemary Pork and Potatoes

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:12 pm
    To serve this meal, slice the roast and serve with gravy, potatoes, and steamed spinach. It makes the perfect Sunday dinner in the fall.
  • Barley, Beef, and Sweet Potato Stew

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:03 pm
    This stew is the perfect meal for a chilly, fall night. Serve it with a side of warm biscuits for a perfect meal. It'll warm you to the bone!
  • Greek-Style Baked Vegetables

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Take a trip to Greece with delicious fall recipe! This dish can be serve hot or room temperature. Many actually prefer to let it sit overnight, since the flavors become fuller and deeper. Serve with some bread and feta for a perfect pair to this meal.
  • Cheesy Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:18 pm
    The potatoes are crispy on the outside and nice and tender on the inside. The spaces between the slices are loaded with melted cheese, bacon, sour cream, and sliced green onions.
  • Flavorful Pan-Cooked Pumpkin Dish

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Use tomato puree for a smoother sauce texture, but for a chunky sauce, use chopped canned tomatoes. Serve this as a side dish paired with sausage or over pasta with some cheese for a filling dinner.
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    Anncoo Journal - Come for Quick and Easy Recipes

  • Baked Red Yeast Mooncakes 烤红曲月饼

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Red yeast rice powder or red yeast powder (红曲粉 hongqiu fen in Chinese) is getting popular among Chinese food bloggers as a food colouring for baking and cooking like char siu and peking duck. Red yeast rice is a substance that's extracted from rice that's been fermented and it's been used in China and Asian countries for centuries as a traditional medicine. (as referred from 'hereI've added about a teaspoon of red yeast powder into this mooncake recipe. It gives a nice red colour to the cake without any egg wash and glaze like the traditional mooncake. Pretty and presentable as a gift…
  • Mini Matcha Egg Tarts 迷你抹茶蛋挞

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Here is another egg tart recipe but with matcha flavour. I've even added a teaspoon of matcha powder into the tart pastry and a teaspoon to the custard to intensify the matcha fragrance. Not only does the addition of matcha powder enhances the fragrance and taste of the smooth custard, it gives a nice green colour to the little tart as well. This is very suitable to serve as a snack for the family or for a party.You may also like to check on my tart recipes posted in previous years by clicking on the images Mini Matcha Egg Tarts       Ingredients:     …
  • Purple Sweet Potato Snowskin Mooncakes 紫薯冰皮月饼 ~ 2015

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:03 pm
    How time flies! Mooncake Festival is fast approaching and it'll fall on 27 Sept this year. Many hotels and stalls have already started to sell mooncakes and with new creations as well. Since I like sweet potatoes very much, why not add it into my mooncake's recipe too. I used purple sweet potato and it really gives a nice natural colour.  The texture is very soft and not too dry because of less icing sugar but butter and milk are added.   Another plus point is that sweet potatoes are healthy and you can indulge in it without any sense of guilt. Will definitely make more for the…
  • Ma Lai Kou (Steamed Sponge Cake) 马拉糕

    19 Aug 2015 | 1:27 am
    Ma Lai Kou (马拉糕)in Cantonese, is another traditional steamed sponge cake available in the dim sum restaurant. The main ingredients are brown sugar, eggs and flour. What I'm sharing here is a short-cut way of making Ma Lai Gao and this steamed cake isn't as fluffy compared to what we have eaten at the dim sum restaurant. However, the texture is spongy and soft, it also has the sweetness of dried fig in it. Definitely another great snack for anytime of the day.Dried fig 无花果干Ma Lai Kou (Steamed Sponge Cake)      Ingredients:      3 large eggs …
  • Deep Fried Seafood Balls 酥炸海鲜球

    16 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    These yummy Seafood Balls are great to serve as dim sum snacks, finger food for parties or anytime of the day.  They can be prepared few days ahead and kept in the freezer.  Just deep fried them direct from the freezer (do not defrost) and serve with chilli sauce or mayonnaise. Deep Fried Seafood Balls     Ingredients:     200g prawns, shelled and deveined, pat dry with kitchen paper     1/8 tsp salt      dash of pepper      200g fish paste      1/2 tsp ginger juice      1/2…
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    Eatwell 101

  • Spiced Braised Beef with Chickpeas

    Christina Cherrier
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    You will also likeHam Cheese & Spinach PuffsWow your guests for your next brunch at home with these crisp and melty bites.Here’s an incredibly simple braised ...READ →
  • 3 Easy Baked Potatoes in Oven to Try This Week

    Veronica Brandy
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    Get a perfect baked potato every time! Here are three extra crispy potato in oven recipes that are total crowd pleasers. These goof-proof sides roasted to crisp-tender perfection will ...READ →
  • 5 Minute Yogurt and Pear Breakfast

    Nina L. Palmer
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:11 pm
    You will also likeBalsamic, Honey Roasted Cabbage SteaksBring cabbage to a whole new level with this simple, fast and delicious side dish.Not a morning person? Try ...READ →
  • Chicken Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

    Christina Cherrier
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:42 pm
    You will also likeOlive, Bacon and Cheese BreadPerfect for back-to-school, lunch at the work office or simply on the go, this bread is about to make your ...READ →
  • 8 Funny Reusable Water Bottles for Back-to-School

    Sidney Yang
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We are constantly asked about non-toxic, reusable kids water bottles and since it’s time for back to school shopping, we thought it’d be fun to share some of our ...READ →
 
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    The Heavenly Hearth

  • 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

    ashmita
    15 Aug 2015 | 10:33 pm
    In a life of constant stress, madness and chaos, you need a day or two off.  And on that day off, you need a pillar of support. A shoulder to lean on, if I may. A listening ear.  Yes, what you think I’m implying is absolutely correct. These 3 ingredient Nutella Brownies are all the support you need when you take a day off from your chaotic, stress full lives.  Their super fudgy interior, crunchy exterior, smooth chocolate hazelnut taste and needing only one bowl to clean up after are the reasons this brownie transcends its duty of just tasting brilliant. This brownie is…
  • Green Salad with Grapes, Cherry Tomatoes, Onions in a Mustard – Balsamic Vinaigrette

    ashmita
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    Colourful foods win everything.   They win the best looking dish award, the most stares and wants on the dining table and they win life in general. The fact that these colourful foods happen to be the most healthy things to ingest is just a happy coincidence.  With every passing day and addition of grey hair, I get more and more convinced that smart eating is the way forward.  This Green Salad with Grapes, Cherry Tomatoes, Onions in a Mustard – Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of those smart, healthy colourful eats which you should be having in your kitty. Its a super…
  • Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette

    ashmita
    7 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    Great things really do come in tiny packages, or quantities in general. Ever since I got addicted to salads, this vinaigrette has been a lifesaver.  I’ve always been scared-skeptical of Balsamic Vinegar in general, but ever since I took that risk (the way Julia Child taught me how) and went ahead with this dressing – and consequently had my mind blown. The flavour profile for this vinaigrette is everything the world has ever claimed it to be. And so much more.  Things you’ll be needing for this dressing are Mustard, Balsamic Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (aka.
  • Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie

    ashmita
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    Strawberries have been in season for a while, which means so has my obsession for everything Strawberry. Every morning is a battle. This battle includes opponents like the alarm, the snooze button, the everyday want to hit the gym, the want to read a paper and finally, the hope of a full blown breakfast. How all of that is to be achieved after sleeping at 2 AM and while making it for a 9 AM lecture is a mystery I’m yet to solve. However, some days are better than others. While playing around trying to come up with deliciously healthy and filling smoothies on one of those good days…
  • Rustic Tray Baked Chicken

    ashmita
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:12 am
    Today, I bring to you a one-tray no-fuss feel-good taste-awesome solution. This solution includes caramelized vegetables, with a tangy kick, crispy edges and the most succulent slow baked tender chicken. While this solution is brilliant for a weeknight dinner, it is even better as a leftover the next day. (Make ahead meals, anyone?) This Rustic Tray Baked Chicken is inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe (my personal 15 minute meal hero), is a revelation for 2015. It fits in perfectly with our new found stance of eating healthy and eating good this year, while taking the bare minimum to prep. The…
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    3 Boys and a Dog

  • Fire HD 6 $99.00

    Kelli Miller
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you are looking for a great deal on a tablet, check out the Fire HD 6.  It comes in five different colors, pink, black, yellow, navy and white. It has 8 GB, or you can choose your own amount and wi-fi! There are so many features it has, and the tablet is a great price. […]
  • Ant Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids

    Kelli Miller
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    No Shield. No Armor. No Problem. Have you seen the new Ant Man Movie? Whether your kids just love the movie, or you’re studying Ants this week, there are a lot of different Ant Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids for you and your child. You can do Science Experiments, Coloring pages, read some books, […]
  • 5 Ingredient Risotto Recipes Easy Variations

    Jennifer Tammy
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m such a fan of 5 ingredients crockpot recipes, and 5 ingredient skillet recipes aren’t far behind! These 5 Ingredient Risotto Recipes’ Easy Variations are based on one quick and easy side dish you can whip up for any meal with little preparation and amazing results. A great risotto recipe is a must-have in any home chef’s […]
  • O-Cedar Easy Wring Microfiber Spin Mop & Bucket System $42.99

    Kelli Miller
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    If your looking for a new cleaning tool, look no further. The O-Cedar Easy Wring Microfiber Spin Mop & Bucket System is great, and now on sale for 14% off, saving you $7.00 and Free Shipping. Get your new mop and bucket today to help you get clean!   O-Cedar’s #1 best selling, highest rated spin […]
  • Babies are Only as Expensive as You Make Them

    Kelli Miller
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    If I could have a nickel for every time I heard someone talk about how expensive babies are I would be a millionaire.  But here’s the funny thing – I don’t think babies are expensive.  In fact I think babies are only as expensive as you make them.  In that first year of life many […]
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    The Catholic Foodie

  • Alton Brown, Skim Milk, and Shrimp Bisque | The Catholic Foodie Show

    Jeff Young
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:22 pm
    What exactly is skim milk? That, Alton Brown & Shrimp Bisque were on The Catholic Foodie Show last Thursday. If you missed it, you can listen by clicking Play below. LISTEN TO THE SHOW Click the Play button below to listen to the show. You can always right-click and save-as to download the show for listening later. The Original Show Notes You can read the original show notes here: Alton Brown, This Bisque’s for You. The recipe for the Shrimp Bisque can be found here: The Catholic Foodie’s Shrimp Bisque Recipe.
  • Goodbye Good Eats | The Catholic Foodie Show

    Jeff Young
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Food Network began airing Good Eats back in July of 1999. That was 16 years ago! Over 14 seasons, Alton Brown produced 249 episodes. All of that came to an end in 2011. In May 2011, on The Catholic Foodie podcast, I said goodbye to one of my all-time favorite cooking shows: Alton Brown’s Good Eats. Today on The Catholic Foodie Show, we reach back into the archives of The Catholic Foodie podcast to listen to my tribute to the fun and quirky Good Eats. You can find the original post / show notes here: Goodbye Good Eats LISTEN TO THE SHOW Click the play button below to listen to the show.
  • In the Presence of the Lord: Meeting Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration

    Jeff Young
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Eucharistic adoration offers not only a place for quiet rejuvenation but also a path to transformation. An article by Mary DeTurris Poust via OSV Newsweekly. If you talk to those who frequent Eucharistic adoration, sign up for holy hours or even make just occasional church visits to pray privately in front of the Blessed Sacrament, you’ll likely hear about the healing, transformative power of this particular prayer practice. But for many other Catholics, adoration can be a little intimidating. What do we do while we sit in the quiet? Are there special prayers? How did this practice start,…
  • Spicy Foods Linked to Longer Life, Study Finds

    Jeff Young
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    People who ate spicy food more than once a week had a reduced risk of dying. Is there a real connection? A recent study seems to indicate so. New research out in the The BMJ yesterday suggests that the spice of life may be – well, spice. At least when it comes to longevity. The large-scale study that included almost half a million people found that those who had more spicy food – generally in the form of chili peppers – more than once a week had a reduced overall risk of death over the seven-year study period. They also had reduced risk of death from certain diseases like cancer…
  • Back-to-School Recipe Ideas | The Catholic Foodie Show

    Jeff Young
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    Back-to-School #Recipe Ideas on yesterday’s show… including what to do with all those fresh summer tomatoes, how to pickle summer veggies, and several fun and new seasoning options for grilled or roasted chicken. All easy-peasy recipes to help feed your family healthy and delicious food during the busy back-to-school transition. See some of the recipes and helpful resources below! LISTEN TO THE SHOW Click the play button below to listen to the show. You can always right-click and save-as to download the show for listening later. Links from the Show: Tomato Recipes for Every Day of…
 
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    Inside F&B

  • EAT HERE NOW – THE NEW NEW ORLEANS

    admin
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    The New New Orleans By Abigail Gullo Photo by Chris Granger Welcome back to reality, my boozy companions. Now that it’s time to begin thinking about Tales of the Cocktail 2016 (you know you’re already contemplating that seminar you want to submit) and joining 25,000 of my closest friends who come to New Orleans to celebrate my birthday every year I figured I’d highlight some of the newest places you may have explored a few weeks back or bring them to your attention so you don’t miss out next July! Here is your yearly roundup of places to check out while you are here in…
  • PPX – AESTUS by KEVIN O’CONNOR

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Santa Monica Meets France at aestus Dynamic Culinary Duo Team up for New Venture By Kristen Oliveri When Spago alum Kevin O’Connor realized that there was a great hole in the Santa Monica food scene, he began looking for a location to hang a shingle on his first restaurant venture. It became abundantly clear to him that the ultra-West side of Santa Monica was seriously lacking restaurants of substance. Fast forward to present day where O’Connor is currently operating aestus a California restaurant with French and Italian accents that focuses on seasonal, sustainable, creative and…
  • WIND OF CHANGE

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Time marches on and sweeps liquor industry events along By Francine Cohen Photo by Charlotte Otto-Bruc Earlier than normal today I was up, and so ready to take my morning walk. Though my timing this morning wasn’t the only change I experienced, it definitely was a harbinger of what was to come and a reflection of what was behind us. Rummaging through my middle drawer, in search of a tank top to throw under my limited edition Louis649 (RIP) hoodie, I came across three branded tank tops; two from past Pig & Punch (http://www.bonvivants.com/pig-n-punch/) events and one from Perfect…
  • PPX – CHEF JONATON GOMEZ-LUNA TORRES

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The Next Food Revolution Begins In Riviera Maya By Kristen Oliveri All Photos Courtesy Karisma Hotels Mexico is poised to be the country that starts the next food revolution. So believes award-winning Chef Jonatan Gomez-Luna Torres; and he is simply unafraid to say it, “Mexico is the new wave of culinary innovation. Chefs want to come here because we have over 400 years of history. America doesn’t have the culinary history that Mexico has.” And if Mexico is the next big thing, so is Chef Gomez-Luna Torres. Just 32 years old he’ll be leading that charge from his role at the helm of…
  • WHEN BOTTLE SERVICE TURNS CASUAL

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The Up & Up By Sara Kay Photos by Gregory J. Buda When we hear the words ‘bottle service’ mentioned in a nightlife atmosphere, a lot of thoughts immediately come to mind; for instance, will we be paying for a drastically over-priced bottle of vodka this evening? And will we have to combine that price with the price of a table as well, plus a cocktail waitress, and the variety of other amenities that come with one hell of a price tag? Bottle service can be daunting as a result of these thoughts. However, the creative minds behind newly opened cocktail haunt The Up & Up in…
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    Daily Dish Recipes

  • Help Your Child’s School with Tyson® Project A+ Program #WMTProjectAPlus #ad

    Nicole Cook
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:58 pm
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine. School is in full swing and I am already looking for opportunities to help out where I can. From classroom parent, to sitting on the PTA, I’m pretty sure I have covered all the bases. However,... Read More » The post Help Your Child’s School with Tyson® Project A+ Program #WMTProjectAPlus #ad appeared first on Daily Dish Recipes.
  • Back to College Coffee Care Package Ideas #WhatsBrewingOnCampus

    Nicole Cook
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:11 pm
    I can’t remember a time I didn’t have a coffee obsession. Mine started very young, maybe 13 or 14? I loved coffee with a slice of apple pie for breakfast. Yeah, probably not the healthiest choice and my breakfast choices have changed drastically since then. Still remains my adoration for coffee. In fact, my day... Read More » The post Back to College Coffee Care Package Ideas #WhatsBrewingOnCampus appeared first on Daily Dish Recipes.
  • Wish I Had Wet Ones in My Lunchbox #WishIHadAWetOnes #ad

    Nicole Cook
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones®. The opinions and text are all mine. Well, as I’ve already mentioned, it’s Back-to-school time here, which means crazy busy mornings and afternoons. I’m still trying to wrap my head around where summer went. My kids love taking their lunches to school, so... Read More » The post Wish I Had Wet Ones in My Lunchbox #WishIHadAWetOnes #ad appeared first on Daily Dish Recipes.
  • Classic Watergate Salad #FinestGrillathon

    Nicole Cook
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine. Still holding onto what’s left of summer? You’re not alone. And you’ll just love this Watergate Salad to pair with Ball Park Park’s Finest hot dogs for your next summer grilling get together. School... Read More » The post Classic Watergate Salad #FinestGrillathon appeared first on Daily Dish Recipes.
  • Bonus Box Tops Help Your School Succeed #BTFE #ad

    Nicole Cook
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    Want to earn money for your children’s school? It’s easy! Participating schools are eligible to receive donations from General Mills® through Box Tops. And right now at Walmart you can find 5 box tops on participating items! With so many kids, all still in sch