Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more
Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger. "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry. Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette. These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more
Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there. ...more
This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more
When it's too hot to turn on the stove, either grilling or using the slow cooker are my preferred ways to cook and keep the kitchen cool. On a hot day earlier this summer I made this Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl, where the rice is cooked in the slow cooker with onions, canned black beans, diced green chiles and seasonings. I had the wild idea of cutting up some string cheese and stirring in the last half hour of cooking, for bites of melted cheese throughout the dish, but skip the cheese if you want a dish that's vegan.
I love cherries. Sweet cherries, sour cherries, cherry pie filing out of a can, maraschino cherries, dried cherries -- you name it, I love it. I even love Warrant's Cherry Pie (you're welcome.)
When cherry season rolls around, I'm one heck of a happy woman. I buy bag after bag and then... I just eat them straight out of the bag. I always think that I should make something with the cherries but I don't. Not because we don't have a cherry pitter. ...more
Most community pools have a snack bar, but rather than resorting to buying endless microwaved hot dogs and candy bars for your kids this summer, how about packing some delicious homemade snacks to keep them fueled between games of Marco Polo and Sharks and Minnows? Here are eight ideas for snacksboth savory and sweetthat will make a big splash when the lifeguard clears the pool for adult swim.
Ham and Dill Pickle Bites
I can’t seem to get enough of these crepes. This basic crepes recipe is the same one I’ve used for years. I’ve tried other crepes recipes but nothing compares to these or gives consistent results ....more
Sometimes I get bored of cooking the usual veggies and one of the main reasons for that is that we do not get a lot of variety when it comes to buying vegetables here. Yes you do get all the so called “Indian veggies” at the Indian store but we usually buy the organic ones and those at Indian stores are not organic plus they never look fresh to me. Anyway so every now and then I try to mix and match the available vegetables and come up with a different recipe so that we don’t get bored of eating the same stuff over and over again ....more
It’s been a whole month, almost, since my book was published. I thought that having been on the editorial side of things would have made me an old pro at this, but of course what I learned along the way is that the experience of publishing a book is entirely different...more
When I think of simple comfort food, I think of this dish. There’s something so comforting about this pasta with the salty bacon, creamy Parmesan cheese, and sweet pop of the peas. It takes less than 15 minutes to cook and tastes wonderful ....more
Share Do you know that besides having peanut butter as a sweet treat, you could use it to create a savory Chinese dish too? Sometime, I was so surprised at how versatile an ingredient could become, if you use it in a different context. The green beans salad with spicy peanut sauce is one of the best examples ....more
This crispy fish stick recipe comes from Cooking Light magazine. Instead of using tilapia fillets, I used cod fillets instead and found that they worked great! I think cod is also a light white fish and works well breaded ....more