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Month: October 2017

Oct 20
2017

Sprouted Wheat

To rotate your grain, it’s important to understand what type or types of grain you have. Hard wheat contains the most protein, so they work well as protein substitutes in recipes. Hard Red Wheat is commonly used for cereals such as cracked wheat and hearty bread. Hard White Wheat produces a lighter flour, so your […]

Oct 20
2017

What to have for dinner tonight?

Something wonderful to eat Yes, indeed. It’s quite simple to prepare an entirely delicious meal that’s sophisticated enough to serve company, but that requires virtually no planning. After a quick stop at the market to pick up fresh ingredients, you can sit down to a lovely meal in less than 30 minutes, rejuvenated just by […]

Oct 19
2017

Herbs for Vegetable Soup

My associations with soup are inextricably linked to childhood and a familiar red and white can. Now, I employ a soup-making method much like the mix and match approach my mother applied to get us dressed and off to school with ease-find Part A, then

Oct 19
2017

Mood Boosting Foods

When it comes to setting a valentine evening table, don’t skimp on the fundamentals. Flowers and candlelight aren’t just loved cliches. They’re sexy and alive, which is the kind of mood you want to create. The flower arrangement should be simple and low, so it doesn’t obscure your view of each other or distract unduly […]

Oct 19
2017

Easy Party Food

WE almost always cook too much when we entertain. And I’m quite certain that I’m not alone. It must be an Asian thing – the thought of running out of food when you have guests under your roof is something too horrible to contemplate and we probably cook twice as much as we need.

Oct 19
2017

Edible Wild Mushrooms

If you like average mushrooms, you’ll love their gourmet counterparts–they’re variously meaty, woodsy, fruity, crunchy, or earthy, and they’re all positively succulent. Portobellos, shiitakes, morels, and the near-holy truffle are popping up in restaurants, and gourmet markets like–well, like mushrooms after rain. We’ll introduce you to some of the monarchs of the fungal kingdom.

Oct 19
2017

Fried Green Tomatoes

To enhance flavor, many cooks brine their tomatoes before frying. But this can make the tomatoes inconsistently salty.  So instead, I salt my slices, let them sit, and then rinse them off. This adds flavor but eliminates the salt and excess water in the tomato. The end results are much more consistent.

Oct 19
2017

Quick meals for one

Saturday Buy an excellent 3-5 pound whole chicken, suitable for roasting. Look for one with firm creamy white flesh that was raised locally, and avoid the mass produced ones that are bloody and sad looking.

Oct 16
2017

Wrap Recipes

Lately, a fast food idea known as a “wrap” seems to be taking certain parts of the country by storm. Simply a meal rolled in a flour tortilla, a wrap goes a burrito one better by expanding the possibilities for fillings. Gourmet combinations or ethnic inspirations, long-standing favorites, exotic ensembles, and countless vegetarian ingredients are […]

Oct 16
2017

Spicy Dinner Recipes

Want to add a little spice to dinner? Try this hearty, Tai inspired recipe: A spin on the old beans and rice theme. It’s a flash in the pan – Colorful and aromatic – Special enough for intimate dinners or casual affairs. habanero mounding the rice old beans rice saucepan with lid spicy dinner A […]