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
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Harry Potter Blog /Non Blog Hop round up for September 2014

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Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

This post was written by Raj on The Primal Desire - Healthy Recipes for Everyone: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Delicious I’m having a hard time admitting that summer is basically over, but Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes with blueberries should help console me....more

Rose Petal Granola with Dried Fruit

There’s a cute paradise of a nut shop in my neighbourhood that sells all manner of tasty nuts and dried fruits, they have these magical saffron and lime roasted cashews that are out-of-this-world delicious, and okra chips so addictive I’m slightly obsessed with them. I noticed they had rose petals the other day so I got some, unsure of what I was going to make with them… I loved the delicate floral scent and the alluring petals. Perhaps it’s because I bought them at the store where I’d gone to get nuts for granola, but the first thing they went into was this rose petal granola with dried fruit ....more

Mousseline Cream, Fancier Than Pastry Cream

Crème mousseline, mousseline cream – now I’m eating these and I’m loving it! What cream do you use for your cream puffs? Pastry cream or whipped cream? ...more

Six Days Meal Planner for Family Dinners

The holidays of my kids are over and they are ready to go to school. I knew the month of September was going to be very hectic for me. Their curriculum and other school activities are gearing up for a good start. Everyone in my family is trying to get into the routine after enjoying the slow months of summer holidays.For me being a working mom it’s tough to plan my dinner every night as most of my time goes off with my kids. They need their mother to settle down many things for finishing up their school assignments and much more....more

Dude Food Tuesday : Hong Kong Phooey hotdog

Or how to turn a cartoon hero into a fried hotdog sandwich.. Dudes, men and all others that are in need when it comes to recipes from the dude kitchen, made by men; I offer you another warm welcome to Dude Food Tuesday. Dude Food Tuesday, the day that all real men can go wild and feel like a child once more ....more

Preserve the Harvest: How to Freeze Sweet Corn

PRESERVE THE HARVEST SERIES: HOW TO FREEZE SWEET CORN Preserve the Harvest Series presents a new fruit or vegetable every Tuesday with the goal of...more

Pumpkin Pie Spices Spritz Butter Cookies – OXO Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

Smallish and delicate, these butter cookies will have you hooked with their enticing, uniform appearance and their buttery light texture. I’m using an OXO spritz cookie press for these cute pumpkin shaped treats and at the same time I’m also supporting the Bake a Difference with OXO for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer… Continue reading: Pumpkin Pie Spices Spritz Butter Cookies – OXO Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies & Treats, Desserts, fall © & ©Cristina A-Moore 2014 ...more

Pork Chops with Spiced Apples

This week marks the official beginning of fall, which means cooler temps, mini pumpkins everywhere and cozy comfort foods. I was really sad to see the dwindling of summer produce at the market yesterday, but they were replaced by marvelous apples! There are so many varieties to choose from like honeycrisp, jazz or the traditional green ....more

Caramelized Onion and Arugula Tostadas

I’m not sure which came first, the onions, or my craving for Mexican food. Whatever the order, together they inspired this recipe. Onions that practically melt in your mouth, plus peppery arugula, fruity acidic tomato and creamy avocado, all assembled on a crispy tortilla—that’s these caramelized onion and arugula tostadas ....more