Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South ...more

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch

It's officially the first day of fall, but you still have those amazing tomatoes and cucumbers you've been getting from your garden or the farmers market all summer, right? So what to make that's filling enough for fall weather, but still uses those late-summer flavors that most people never get tired of? I'd like to nominate these uh-may-zing sounding Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch from Pinch of Yum as being the perfect Meatless Monday dinner for the first day of fall. ...more

12 Tips for Getting the Best Out of the Farmers' Market

My fear of the farmers' market isn't the market itself, but rather the fact that I have no idea how to navigate it. There is a skill to purchasing those fruits and veggies just like there is a skill to shopping a flea market or a consignment shop. So I did a little research, and I've come up with some tips that will assist in making your farmers' market experience enjoyable and fruitful (oh, how I love a good food pun). ...more

Yes, There is Arsenic in Rice (But Don't Be Scared)

I wrote a post about why people should eat more rice, and a few commenters raised the ol' arsenic concern. Listen, it's a valid concern. Who wants to knowingly and willing consume carcinogens? If you aren't aware of the arsenic and rice issue, let me get you up to speed. (Well, really, just read this.) Essentially, low-levels of arsenic have been found in all crops of rice -- brown, white, wild, regardless of the country they are grown, regardless of the farming methods (ie. doesn't matter if it's organic or not). ...more

Hotel Room Tour – The Aria Las Vegas

Our beautiful room at the Aria Las Vegas! The post Hotel Room Tour – The Aria Las Vegas appeared first on The Kitchen Magpie ....more

Sausage Gravy & Biscuits Casserole

Well after a super busy week and jam packed weekend.. my husband came down with a cold.Thankfully I must have been taking enough vitamin C that I didn’t catch all of his germs, but was a little bit under the weather.So I knew I needed to find something super easy yet good and fulfilling for dinner.With that… I present to you…Sausage Gravy & Biscuits Casserole

Fresh Tomato Spinach Garlic Pasta

Spicy and garlicky pasta cooked with spinach, sweet corn, sliced mushrooms, and grape tomatoes for a simple yet delicious meal for two. With just a few ingredients, this dish is healthy and refreshing, perfect for dinner after a long day at work or school....more

Asian-inspired Spinach Tomato French Bread Pizza

An Asian inspired French bread pizza topped with spinach, grape tomatoes, and a hoisin coconut peanut sauce. Delicious and quick to make, this Asian fusion pizza is perfect as an appetizer....more

Greek Salad with Hummus Dressing

I adore Greek salad. Loads of crisp vegetables combined with plump olives and creamy Feta cheese all dressed up with an olive oil and vinegar dressing never fails to please. This time around, I was inspired by Joanne's rather unconventional take on this classic and adorned the whole beautiful bowl with a hummus-based dressing ....more

Beef & Bean Enchiladas ~ Meal Plan Mondays

What makes this meal perfect is that as good as it is the first day the leftovers are twice as good! Layers of corn tortillas, beef and beans, cheese, and red enchilada sauce, this meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! Beef and Bean Enchilada’s are a crowd pleaser! ...more

How to Make Red Bean Paste

The azuki bean (赤红豆, Chi Hong Dou) is one of the most important ingredients for making Chinese desserts. It is commonly used in Mainland-style hot pastries and Cantonese and Taiwanese cold desserts. There are red bean popsicles, shaved ice with red bean sauce, fried dough with red bean paste filling, red beans with coconut milk, […] The post How to Make Red Bean Paste appeared first on Omnivore's Cookbook ....more

Gluten Free Oatmeal Plum Bars

The heat in San Diego broke this week (thank God!) and allowed me to turn my oven back on! I’ve dabbled in gluten free desserts and I was craving something sweet; therefore, my oatmeal plum bar creation....more

Sea Bass with Cannellini Bean Stew

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir Simple ingredients come together lovingly, to make this rustic, savory and deeply satisfying meal that in my mind, brings me back to rolling hills of Tuscany, where cannellini beans are a staple. For a quick weeknight meal, canned cannellini beans may be substituted in this recipe- and from start to finish, this can be made in about 30 minutes ....more

Navratri Naivedyam Recipes - 51 Navaratri Special Recipes - Dussehra Recipes 2014

Navarathri Prasadam Recipes ~ Dasara Special Recipes Rava Pulihora Saggubiyyam Payasam Aava Pettina Pulihora Pesara Garelu Poornam Boorelu Nuvvula Appalu Bellam Paramannam Nimmakaya Pulihora Jaggery Rava Kesari Miriyala Pulihora Bellam Pongali Pala Munjalu Chana Dal Payasam Rava Payasam Daddojanam Pineapple Kesari Rava Appalu Godhuma Kobbari Payasam Poha Peanut Laddu Godhuma Rava Pongali Atukula Daddojanam Semiya Payasam Vadapappu Lemon Sevai Milk Rava Kesari Pulihora Pesara Poornalu Ava Pettina Daddojanam Semiya Pulihora Rajma Sundal Banana Sheera Bellam Thalikalu Rava Laddu Modak Paal Kozhukattai Pala Undrallu Ammini Kozhukattai Poornam Kudumulu Peanut Sundal Chakra Pongali Bobbatlu Rava Kesari Pakam Garelu Kobbari Rava Kesari Medu Vada Katte Pongali Sunnundalu Coconut Laddu Panchamrutham Moong Dal Sundal Alasanda Guggillu ...more