Posts Tagged ‘Healthy’
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
A while ago when my friend brought me back wood apples from Sri Lanka, she also brought me another sweet treat: pineapple!
If you’ve never had Sri Lankan pineapple, it is surprisingly quite different from Hawaiian pineapple. Fresh, ripe Sri Lankan pineapple is sweeter and has a deeper pineapple flavor than Hawaiian pineapple. Sri Lankan pineapple still has the pleasant sweet/sour taste that Hawaiian pineapple has, but with less of a tart tang and more of a sweet, natural concentrated pineapple flavor. (more…)
Monday, April 21st, 2014
Like spring cleaning for the house, I know quite a few people who do an annual detox every spring. I’ve done one for the past three years, usually around the beginning of April, but this year I’m a little late (yeah, oops). Being in Kuwait and having the weather already feel like the hottest part of summer back home, it just doesn’t feel like it’s time for a spring detox. (more…)
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Sometimes spring is obvious (like when temps go from 35 degrees to 55 degrees overnight and melt three feet of snow), and sometimes it isn’t quite so obvious (like when temps raise just a degree or two over the span of an entire month).
And then there are times when spring needs a little coaxing…like when it snows two feet in the span of two days at the end of March/beginning of April.
Monday, March 31st, 2014
In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: Sugar Snap Pea and Fennel Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette from Gourmande in the Kitchen, Blood Orange, Butter Lettuce, Radicchio, and Endive Salad with Fennel and Tangelos from Karen’s Kitchen Stories, and Lentil Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette from An Edible Mosaic; on the right, top to bottom: Detox Kale Salad from The Healthy Maven, Strawberry Black Bean Salad from An Edible Mosaic, and Mandarin Salad from Shugary Sweets.
Living in Kuwait with weather that’s never really winter-like (at least not in the blizzard sense that I’m used to), it’s easy to overlook spring’s arrival. But I know it has been an insanely cold and snowy winter back home and for so many of you, the advent of spring is a much welcome change (or at least hope for change, if it still has not stopped snowing!). (more…)
Monday, March 17th, 2014
Like I mentioned here, I’m kind-of particular about my cake. (As Mike likes to tell me, I’m kind-of particular about a lot of food-related stuff, but that remains to be proven and is an entirely different discussion for another day.)
Anyway. I don’t think there is anything more disappointing than seeing an absolutely stunning cake and then sinking your teeth into what you think will be pure bliss, and realizing that it tastes like rubbery-textured cardboard.
Such a bummer. (more…)
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Right before New Year’s, I shared a post with photos of a few recipes that I made, but never blogged for various reasons. In that post was a picture of Creamed Cabbage; the picture itself was not my favorite, but the dish was fantastic. It’s one of those things you can eat every day for a week, and when it’s gone, still wish you had made a bigger batch.
I don’t blame you for bombarding me via email for the recipe. (more…)
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Do you have a birthday buddy?
I do; actually, I have a few. (Give me a shout out if your birthday is also September 30th!)
But I was an adult when I first met I someone with the same birthday as mine. (Which is pretty sad, right? That would have been so much fun as a kid!) (more…)
Monday, January 6th, 2014
Some things drive you completely wild with desire as they cook.
Any recipe that starts out with sautéed onion and garlic.
Chocolate chip cookies.
And I can say with confidence that this recipe should be added to the list. (more…)
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
It’s January 3rd. And we all know what that means. (more…)