Archive for the ‘Cooking Light’ Category

Creamy Almond Brown Rice Pudding

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Creamy Almond Brown Rice Pudding

It’s been a while since I talked about our pudding obsession.

Our obsession hasn’t gone anywhere, but I don’t want to bombard and overwhelm you with pudding, of all things. That would just be weird. (more…)

Green Pea, Baby Potato, and Cauliflower Curry

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Green Pea, Baby Potato, and Cauliflower Curry

When it comes to Indian spice mixes, I have to admit that curry powder typically isn’t on my list of favorites; instead, garam masala spice mix is my much-preferred go-to. (Garam masala makes a perfect dish of Lamb Tikka Masala or Dal Makhani/Butter Lentils!) (more…)

Mango Chutney

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Mango Chutney

You know the appetizers they bring to the table at Indian restaurants – usually papadums (lentil crackers) with dipping sauces and chutneys?

When I started craving one of those chutneys and looking forward to it more than my actual meal, I knew I needed to make it at home. (more…)

25 Heirloom Tomato Recipes

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

25 Heirloom Tomato Recipes

In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: Sun-Cooked Heirloom Tomato Pasta Sauce from From Away and Roasted Heirloom Salsa from Fork & Beans. On the right, top to bottom: Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese from The View From Great Island; Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Panzanella Salad from An Edible Mosaic; and Kale and Sausage-Stuffed Heirloom Tomato from Running to the Kitchen.

One of my favorite ways to eat a ripe, local tomato in peak season is out-of-hand, just like an apple, except with a salt shaker nearby for an occasional sprinkle. (more…)

50 Fabulous Burger Recipes

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

50 Fabulous Burger Recipes

In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: 2 Secrets for the Best Burgers from Oh, Sweet Basil; Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers from The View From Great Island; Asian BBQ Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Flavor Mosaic; and Salmon Burgers with Spicy Hoisin Mayo from Noble Pig. In the collage above, on the right, top to bottom: Cauliflower Lentil Veggie Burger with Spicy Turmeric Aioli from Tasty Yummies; Shrimp Burgers with Scallion Mayo from An Edible Mosaic; and Garden Salad Feta-Stuffed Burgers from Diethood.

Everyone who I’ve asked is serving some kind of burger on the 4th of July!

This got me thinking about the ideal burger. (more…)

Double Dark Chocolate Muffins with Almonds and White Chocolate Drizzle

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Double Dark Chocolate Muffins with Almonds and White Chocolate Drizzle

A while ago, a friend and I were at Starbucks and she ordered a chocolate muffin. Now, I admit that I’ve sampled a lot of baked goods that Starbucks has to offer, but their chocolate muffins – never! I was intrigued and it looked good, but I resisted ordering it.

But it got me thinking that I need to come up with a good recipe for homemade chocolate muffins… (more…)

Savory Pineapple Salad {Paleo}

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Savory Pineapple Salad

Most of us go through phases…

For example, I’ll go through the same routine for months, and then suddenly wake up one day and decide I want to completely switch up my workout program, rearrange the bedroom furniture, and – you know what else? – have broiled fish with roasted vegetables for breakfast. (Yeah, weird.) (more…)

BLT Pasta Salad {And a Few Other Pasta Salad Recipe Ideas}

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

BLT Pasta Salad with White Beans

Out of all my childhood memories, I remember summer vacation most vividly…those memories seem to be brighter, louder, and definitely more full of delicious smells and tastes. (more…)

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

One of my favorite lines in Friends is when Chandler is moving in with Monica and he and Joey are enjoying their last night together. Not knowing what the other was doing, Joey ordered pizza and Chandler ordered Chinese; Joey (who is of Italian descent) told Chandler (who is really obviously not of Chinese descent) something like, “It’s kind of nice…me bringing the food of my ancestors and you bringing the food of yours.” What made it so hilarious was Chandler’s reaction. (Gosh, I miss that show!) (more…)

Quick Lasagna Casserole {aka Lazy Lasagna}

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Quick Lasagna Casserole with Bowtie Pasta {aka Lazy Lasagna}

Not too long ago, I made a huge batch of bison, bean, and vegetable soup. It was, if I do say so myself, pretty fabulous.

Naturally, I completely expected my hubby not to like it. (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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