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After making the strawberry BBQ chicken club sandwiches with bacon, avocado and goat cheese I still had plenty of the roasted strawberry BBQ sauce leftover and I knew just what I wanted to make with it, a strawberry BBQ quinoa salad. I have been wanting to try making a BBQ chicken quinoa salad with black beans and corn for a while now but a strawberry BBQ quinoa salad suddenly sounded like a mu
I'm in an ALOHA state of mind.
Nope, I'm not going to Hawaii. But Aloha - as it is commonly used - is a greeting to say "hello" and also to mean "goodbye". And that's how it's going to be around here. The next few weeks will be filled with lots of warm hugs and ::::waving:::: alohas: kids coming home from college, family reunions, high-school mini reunion, celebrati
I was talking to my girlfriends last night at Supper Club about the process of planning for and preparing a decent dinner meal. There are seven of us and we’re pretty evenly split — half are married with kids, and the other half are single. While we obviously enjoy food and eating it (hence our [...]The post Easy Weeknight Pantry Meals appeared first on Food Confidence.
The other night, when Tim and I ate this salad, we’d just come back from a few hours of driving through neighborhoods. Tim and I do a lot of driving through neighborhoods. You could say driving through neighborhoods is our thing. I guess that’s good—that there’s a thing we have, you know, together. When my ...
I forgot to tell you guys last week, but Nate actually has never seen the house we bought. It all happened so quickly. After our offer got accepted, I asked him to come to the inspection with me figuring he’d want to see it, but when he found out it would take a couple hours, [...]
It's Friday... and we're on vacation! Well, kind of. The Baron, Joel and I are soaking up some Florida sunshine here at Walt Disney World in Orlando. For me, it's the Food Blog Forum that will keep me busy this weekend, while my favorite boys enjoy their fun adventures in Mickey Mouse's playground. It's a win win for everyone!I look forward to share our experiences soon and there will be a
Phew, that is a mouth full! If you follow any international beauty bloggers or vloggers then you’ve more than likely heard of the Rimmel Wake Me Up line. It’s not been available in the states yet but makeup enthusiasts in other parts of the world rave about it. I recently took a swing through the makeup section of my local K-Mart and was shocked to see something from that line in the
When baking, it’s important to follow your recipe and measure your ingredients accurately. Your results are usually a given if…
Feta. Do you love it? I just started enjoying it last year. I know… I’m a freak of nature. I also just started enjoying most cheeses within the past 10 years of my life. For the most part my hips were thankful of that. I had been dreaming up Greek Crostini appetizer for quite some [...]The post Garlic & Herb Whipped Feta appeared first on Katie's Cucina.
Recently Dole invited me to participate in their Taste of Spain Salad Summit in Monterey, California. Of course I jumped at the opportunity because I love Dole and I knew I would desperately need to escape the early Arizona heat for the beautiful lushness of California. The whole trip was a total dream, I mean [...]
I’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again. Sorry, every time I get on a plane that song gets stuck in my head. I have my dad to thank for that one! I do know … Continue reading →
I bet Spock would describe this bento as "Fascinating, but highly illogical." :)Sailor Boy and I are both a little bit Trekkie, so I know he'll get a kick out of it! Inspired by the Vulcan salute, his PlanetBox lunch contains:Turkey & cheddar on wheat Vulcan salute sandwich (should have skipped the turkey since Vulcans are vegetarian, but I forgot)Freshly picked cherries! Sailor Boy has been l
I had never tried to combine chocolate with any citrus, except for orange. The reason is I grew up with Orange Milano cookies from Pepperidge Farm–I thought orange and chocolate were the only possibility. (...)Read the rest of for the love of chocolate – passion fruit truffle cake (1,326 words) © admin for hungry rabbit, [...]
Here are the details on the next session - I hope you join us!21 Day Gentle Food Cleanse Length: 21 daysCost: $200When: June 3rd - 23rd (must enroll by May 24th in order to get properly set up)Where: From wherever you are Goal: Over the 21 days you will slowly remove unwanted foods from your diet (like alcohol and processed foods) as you focus on supportive foods (like green veg
This entry is part 87 of 87 in the series Festive Fridays Who wants a bite? Today’s recipe is one of our family’s favorites and something that I have been making for many years. It is . . . → Read More: Our Family Favorite Chicken Enchilada CasseroleThe post Our Family Favorite Chicken Enchilada Casserole appeared first on The Heritage Cook®.
The other day, I told my son he could go get a pop from the fridge. This is a rather remarkable event for several reasons. In the first instance, he had no idea what I was talking about when I said pop, so I had to explain that pop was the Canadian term for soda. [...]
It’s been an exciting winter and spring as a contributor for P&G Everyday and P&G Home Made Simple. I’ve had such a blast developing recipes and writing about topics that are near and dear to my heart as I try to navigate the minefields of the food landscape for myself and my family. If you’ve [...]
All lettuce is not created equal. I’m going to completely ‘out’ my mother as an example, as she represents most lettuce-eaters, including me before having a CSA in a local farm. A couple summers ago we were getting together at her house to have a meal. She shared the menu which had no vegetables [...]
Guess what? I’m at it again with my weird baking!! Yes, I am still out for a guilt-free cookie, and I am loving all my experiments I have have been creating, trying to make it. Well today I created a cookie, that is healthy, full of fiber and tastes like cookie dough. It’s crazy, off [...]
Today’s recipe for Country Baked Chicken is pure, old-fashioned comfort food straight from the oven! I’d gladly eat this terrific baked chicken for dinner every day of the week – it’s so delicious! Our country baked chicken starts with a spice rub blend of thyme, sage, paprika, garlic and a touch of cayenne, then baked [...]The post Country Baked Chicken appeared first on A Family Feast.
It’s Friday morning and I’m on a plane to some place warm… by myself… to meet up with some of my favorite blogging buddies. Eeek. So excited. Where you ask… Orlando! Sun, warmth, good times, good people and hopefully some super amazing food and probably a drink or two. Want to follow along with my [...]
It's been a while since I've shared a dessert, so to make up for that, I decided you deserve some chocolate. Not just any old chocolate though ~ Chocolate Cheesecake Bars, and they're made on the lighter side. Despite being made light, each bite of these Chocolate Cheesecake Bars is chocolaty, decadent and sooooo good!
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So here you have it. My first sushi roll ever. I decided to go the easy way and make a tuna salad roll as a first attempt and boy was it good! It is really easy and fast to make … Continue reading →
This might be the weirdest sandwich recipe I’ve ever posted on The Sweets Life. Perhaps you thought the portobello pineapple sandwiches with teriyaki ketchup were a little different or that the lentil burgers with tzatziki were a little strange, but cauliflower? On a sandwich? Have I lost my mind?Trust me on this one. I was a little skeptical too, but Daphne Oz’s convincing description in her book
It's supposed to be a gorgeous weekend here in NJ,
so if you live in the tri-state area, stop by
Ray and Judy's Book Stop located
at 40 Main Street in Rockaway
Ray and Judy's Book Stop
I will be hanging outside enjoying the beautiful weather,
Welcome to Friday and of course Blessed Are The Cheesemakers. This week Manish Utton-Mishra from Good Taste Food shares his top cheese tips. Today, how serve cheese? We are accompanying this great tip with a flavour-packed Ricotta, Pecorino, Parmesan and Pesto Pizza Recipe Ingredients 250g ricotta cheese 4 tbsp grated Parmesan 1 traditional pizza base 100g pestoThe post Blessed Are The Ch
Quesadilla. I couldnt even spell that right a few years back. And now, look at me. My, my! What an incredible and delectable journey this whole blog thing has been. Before i begin yet another rambling episode on my blogging journey, let me get back to the quesadilla.Like i said, if some one had come and said quesadilla to me a few years back, i would have asked what villa? But a co
Sundays were very special in our family when I was growing up in our small island called Marinduque in the Philippines. Not only because that's the day that we all dress up and attend church but also because we know that Mom would have something special for us for lunch. It was always a much anticipated meal.
And though oftentimes, the weather in the Philippines is hot, still we would
I can’t tell you how excited I was to get into the DC Nike Women’s Half! The Nike Half Marathon was a race that I had wanted to run for a while but it was out in San Francisco and I’m not a fan of hills or the cost of traveling to the west coast. So when Nike announced that it was […]
We recently spent the day in and around Bucks County, PA. This area that stretches from the New Jersey border, near the Delaware River, is simply beautiful. Filled with beautiful farmland, old homes, and adorable little shops and wineries - there is just so much to see. As we were driving to our destination, we passed by a farm that advertised some fresh asparagus. I love asparagus! I got super ex
So, okay, I am due for another protein packed fighting fit recipe but, you know, there were cupcakes to be made. Extra delicious cupcakes. I also felt the urge to pipe swirls. So cupcakes you shall have! Not just any cupcakes. Not dry sandy cupcakes. Oh, now that’s something. I really dislike dry, sandy cupcakes. [...]
When the first quart of spring strawberries arrived in our produce delivery bin a few weeks ago, Andrew immediately asked if we could bake something with them. I asked what he had in mind and after only a moment’s hesitation, he declared, “Strawberry doughnuts.” This caught me off guard. Doughnuts are a very rare occurrence in our house and the kid has probably had less than t
I am so thrilled and delighted to be asked to speak at one of my favorite food blogging conferences: Eat Write Retreat. I have been asked to open the conference with a brief talk and then I will be leading a workshop on blogging in the era of sponsorship. I will also be participating in [...]
When my in-laws found out we were coming to Argentina they promised me a trip to a parilla, a kind of barbecue restaurant that's really popular there. We pulled in at the front of the neon-lit restaurant on a dark, balmy April evening and I knew I was in for a treat when I saw this through the window...
There, around a pile of hot, white coals were two or three whole pieces
Happy Friday! Our weather here in Southern California has been a little sketchy. One day it's sunny and feels like it's a hundred degrees but then the next it's cloudy and cold. What's up with that?! One thing the cloudy weather does, is make me want to bake. I want to bake in the afternoon and then spend my evening curled up with a yummy homemade treat in my hand. :) But...that's
It’s been a hot week in Utah. So much for a slight warm up to summer. Summer weather is in full swing! We’ve been eating a little lighter this week-Greek Quinoa Salad and my favorite Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich. I also made Edamame Basil Hummus from The Yummy Mummy Kitchen Cookbook by Marina Delio, one of [...]
Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish made out of wheat noodles served in a meat or seafood based soup, often flavoured with soy sauce or miso then topped with different ingredients ranging from sliced meats, dried seaweed, kamaboko, green onions, pickled bamboo, wood ear fungus and occasionally corn. Today the true ramen can be only … Continue reading »
Our lovely Monkey Queen of Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys, was our May Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to dive into the world of en Croute! We were encouraged to make Beef Wellington, Stuffed Mushroom en Croute and to bring our kids into the challenge by encouraging them to create their own en Croute recipes!En croute translates to any food that has been wrapped in pastry dough a
This week we had a Food Blogger’s Meet in Minneapolis. The Facebook group Fortify: a Food Community is specially dedicated to food lovers in MN and the group includes food bloggers to food enthusiasts to cafe/restaurant owners, celebrity chefs, featured authors, local farmers etc, all based out of Minnesota. And when I came to know that we had an event in May , I knew I had to be
There are days when you crave for something sweet and you can't wait to whip up a cake or a batch of cup-cakes to satisfy your craving. One thing which could fulfill your craving in such situation would be having a spoonful of the rich and silky goodness of Nutella! Another thing which you can do is make these Nutella Fudgy Brownies which takes just 20 minutes in all to make, bake and take these b
On Monday I was invited to taste this year’s range of celebrity chef’s pizzas and one above all the others stood out for me. Col’Cacchio pizzeria will sell one of the pizza’s per month for May, June and July in … Continue reading →The post Col’Cacchio Celebrity Chef Signature Pizza Collection appeared first on Lavender and Lime.
I’m a Lacto Vegetarian. Before you start thinking out loud, a lacto vegetarian diet includes all sorts of dairy products like milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, cream but excludes eggs. My Doc has been after me for a long time to include eggs in my diet, but for which I have yet to develop an appetite for. Recently I have started to eat eggs in the form of baked goodies and yes earlier I used to
Hummus If you’re at all familiar with the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you must remember the “Mooscaca” scene! You can watch it here (@ 3:00 is the scene I’m talking about). That was my childhood! Being Armenian with a family from Egypt, my Mother didn’t know anything about Wonderbread. Or any sliced bread, [...]
This to me is an ideal dish for those evenings when you are short of time, only have a few ingredients to hand or when you just don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen cooking. Please reassure me that you all go through those days too…. Yes? Hooray for Fiery Spaghetti Puttanesca! [...]
A couple of weeks ago I was approached by the kind folks who work for Jamie Oliver and they wanted to know if I’d be interested in creating a soup from a box of fresh veggies that they would have delivered from Aussie Farmer’s Direct. You know this has been an extremely busy week for [...]
Salad is good and a good salad is even better. Even though broccoli season is over in Turkey, but I still grab a pack if I manage to find them. Their combination with garlic and yogurt dressing is so divine that I can't stop eating them. And if they are rolled and remind a snack, that is even more adventurous. As one of my acquaintances told me yesterday, I would like to have it now. A
Get ready to re-think everything you know about the classic BLT. This is much more than "bacon," "lettuce" and "tomato." Oh, so much more...
Years ago when my daughter was studying in Florence, I had a transformative dining experience there. I ate at Cibrèo. That first dinner at Cibrèo stayed with me forever, so when my brother-in-law and sister-in-law invited me to be their guests at a villa in Florence this month, I knew Cibrèo also had to be in my future. After eating dinner at Cibrèo twice in the last two weeks, I'm happy to
Going to Vietnam, chasing the origin of chocolate, was all nice and beautiful, but then I had to find what to do with it! I received a kilo of single origin Vietnam chocolate, vintage 2010, with 72% cocoa content and after having tasted it, I found that the flavors were very gentle and subtle, yet … Read more →