White vs. Brown: The Rice War

Tell people you eat white rice and they look at you like you’re crazy. For some odd reason, brown rice has been adopted as the savior of all whole grains, and the go-to super food for health nuts.But, ask most people, “Why?” and there’s a good chance they won’t be able to tell you. Here’s my take on white verses brown in what I call (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) the Rice War....more

Perfectly Cooked Slow Cooker Brown Rice

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Curried Chicken Lentil Pilaf

In a wonder of nature, I was stunned by the sight of hundreds of elephant seal pups filling the sandy beach between the surf and brown cliffs with their gray, cylindrical bodies and cute round faces at the Año Nuevo State Park....more

Breakfast Rice Pudding

Okay, so I am long overdue posting a healthy anti-cancer breakfast!  Breakfast is one of my favorite meals!  I especially love having breakfast for dinner :-).  ...more
I think it would be perfect for anytime of day :)more

Not sure what's for dinner but lunch this week is covered!

Nothing fancy this week but at least I have lunches covered!Last Sunday I tossed three chicken breasts in the crock pot (recipe posted 1/18/11 on cookingwithkary.blogspot.com) with dried rosemary and a sliced apple, served up with brown rice and fresh steamed broccoli, which provided us with several meals for this week.   Since the hubby is home this week and he loves tacos for lunch I set aside some of the chicken to use as the filler for tacos, adding fresh spinach and salsa, really simple but tasty. ...more
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East meets West Arancini

Arancini is an Italian specialty, from Sicily to be precise, dating back to around the 10th century. The word Arancini actually means “little orange” as the traditional fried rice ball are very round and resemble small oranges. You will find many recipes online giving you the supposed original version but as any Italian family can attest, every Italian mother or grandmother has her own secret recipe....more

Mexican-Ukrainian Fusion???

If Mexican-Korean Fusion works, maybe Mexican-Anything Fusion can. Let’s test this theory with these Mexican Holubtsi (a.k.a. cabbage rolls). This recipe fulfills my New Year’s Resolution since it’s good for me (brown rice, cabbage and lean poultry), it’s got Zumba in the seasonings AND it makes me feel good, like all things Ukrainian. My grandfather (Gee Gee) came from the Ukraine as did the parents of my grandmother (Baba, the one who made such wonderful chicken soup). Ukrainian food (perogies, pyrizhky, holubtsi) takes me back to their kitchen and to my own childhood home. The cabbage roll filling used here is a heated-up version of the traditional Ukrainian style. The cabbage is napa (Mexican-Ukrainian-Chinese Fusion???) and is uncooked, lending crunch and a mustardy flavor, something all self-respecting Ukrainians relish....more

sweet meat with peas

This title is from my friend Evan. He loved it, and it actually got him to eat his peas! After dinner, I asked my friends, "Guys. What should I call this on my blog?" Evan happily said, "Sweet meat." He was so matter-of-fact about it, like it was the most obvious thing in the world. You're right, Evan. This meat is sweet. And now his fiance and my dear friend Lauren knows she can get him to eat peas if they are covered in soy sauce and brown sugar. Hey, whatever works! ...more

Nice title! Unfortunately I don't like peas. ;)

Contributing Editor Karen Ballum also ...more