Posts Tagged ‘Honey’

Healthy Peanut Butter, Banana, & Honey Milkshake

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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One of my favorite family traditions is every winter we snowbird down to Florida for a couple weeks of vacation. We are Disney fanatics, the whole lot of us (well, maybe aside from Mike, who claims that he goes for my sake…but when we’re there he seems to be enjoying the food and merriment for his own sake as well, lol), so the bulk of our time gets spent there. (Last year I posted about the afternoon tea we had at The Grand Floridian.)

We have a few favorite places where we always eat in each Disney theme park; at Hollywood Studios one of our favorites is 50’s Prime Time Café. They serve classic American comfort food (think pot roast, meatloaf, fried chicken, and chicken pot pie) in a 50’s atmosphere. To further add to the ambiance, the waitress has you call her “Mom” and scolds you if you put your elbows on the table or if you don’t finish your veggies.

We didn’t end up going to Florida this year, so our Disney time was out; I was recently craving a really thick, old-fashioned milkshake like what they serve there. There are two flavors in particular that I’m really crazy about: chocolate peanut butter cup and peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter is definitely the common denominator. (more…)

Sweet Honey-Pomegranate Grilled Cheese

Friday, January 25th, 2013

DSC_8274(small)I don’t remember the first (edible) recipe I ever made, but I remember what it was for my brother: grilled cheese.

He was about 10 and home alone for the first time. Of course, despite orders not to, he cooked for himself. My mom said she got home and he ran over to her, saying he figured out the secret trick to the best grilled cheese in the world. (A mighty tall claim for a 10-year-old!) My mom, who was more than a little intrigued, smiled and asked What? Grinning like the Cheshire cat, my brother exclaimed You have to slap the cheese back and forth between your hands first before you make it! (more…)

Coconut-Vanilla “Honey” Syrup {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats}

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Today’s recipe for my 7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats is something that is perfect for gifting. It’s quite unique – give a festively wrapped jar of this syrup to a friend, then watch them read the label and their eyes light up as they exclaim Oooh, what is this?!

The fact that it is as easy to make is it is exotic-sounding will be our little secret though. (more…)

Yogurt Mousse with Honey and Fresh Figs

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Yogurt Mousse with Honey and Fresh Figs

A while ago a friend of mine was sweet enough to send me a copy of a book he thought I’d enjoy, called Mourad: New Morocan by Mourad Lahlou. My friend knows me well because I swooned over this book the instant I opened it. (more…)

A Lamb Feast

Friday, June 15th, 2012

In many cultures, meat in general and lamb in particular is what you serve to guests…especially guests you really like!  (Since it’s usually the most expensive part of the meal, serving meat demonstrates your hospitality.)  I ate more lamb in the Middle East in just a couple months than I ate in the rest of my life combined.  (Middle Easterners are a generous, hospitable group of people…lamb was on the menu often!  Plus my hubby has a lot of family members, and each one wanted the chance to host us.)

Stateside Mike and I generally don’t eat as much lamb, except during the Eid right after Ramadan.  But really, the biggest reason that we don’t eat is very often is because we haven’t been able to find a good supplier.

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Honey-Nut Banana Muffins {Gluten-Free; Naturally Sweetened}

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Ever notice subtle seasonal changes in your eating habits?  I don’t just mean the gravitation towards soups in the winter and salads in the summer…these days it seems like I crave something warm and comforting all day long.

Case in point, every day around 3 o’clock in the afternoon I like to make a cup of tea…it keeps me warm on these chilly January days.  And of course a little treat along with tea never hurts, right? (more…)

Maple-Walnut Buckwheat Scones with Honeyed Sage Butter

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Can I let you in on a little secret?  I’m not really sure how I feel about buckwheat.  (Probably not the best way to sell you on these scones, but I have to keep it real, right?)  This was the first time I baked with it, and actually, the first time I’ve knowingly had it (other than in soba noodles, which I do enjoy).  Buckwheat is so healthy, I wanted to like it, really I did.  But it’s just so…I don’t know…grassy, maybe?

Truth be told, cardboard-y is probably a better word. (more…)

Roasted Honey-Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

Monday, September 12th, 2011

A bulk-sized bag of sunflower seeds is pretty much a permanent fixture in my freezer.  No, not the same, really old bag (it kind-of sounds like that’s what I meant but nope, lol!).  I replenish my freezer with a new bag every couple months or so because I go through them so often (toasted up they make a great snack, garnish for salads and soups, or addition to muffins). (more…)

Pink Grapefruit Supremes with Honey & Mint — Christmas Brunch

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Living in what basically amounts to the tundra in the winter, I have to take winter’s perks as they come.  One of the things I look forward to most of all during these frigid months is the delicious citrus that is in season.  (Of course it’s shipped here from somewhere else, but at least we get to enjoy it, lol.)  This grapefruit salad is simply flavored but deliciously refreshing, and makes a perfect addition to Christmas Brunch. (more…)

$65 CSN Giveaway & Recipe for Camembert, Apple, & Walnut Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The very kind people at CSN recently contacted me to sponsor a giveaway; the prize is a $65 gift card to use on any CSN website.  I’m excited to host this giveaway since CSN has anything a girl (or guy!) could want…including everything from cute handbags, to cookware, to console tables!

International readers can participate and as always, you don’t need to have a blog to enter.  To participate, you can do any or all of the following (the more you do, the greater your chances of winning!).  Please leave a separate comment for each so I can count it as another entry:

1)      Go to any CSN site, pick your favorite item, and leave a comment here letting me know what it is.

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This giveaway ends October 19 at 9PM EST; after that I’ll use a random number generator to determine the winner.  Good luck to all! 

And now a little bit about apples.  I’ve been drowning in them, but with my at-least-an-apple-a-day obsession you won’t hear any complaints from me.  This sandwich is nice sweet twist on grilled cheese.  I like to serve it alongside a salad of baby greens, chopped apples, raisins, and a sprinkle of walnuts, dressed with apple cider vinaigrette. 

Camembert, Apple, and Walnut Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

(Yield:  2 servings)

2 large slices country bread, cut in half so that you have 4 pieces

2 oz Camembert cheese, thinly sliced

1 small sweet-tart apple (such as Cortland), washed, dried, and thinly sliced

2 tsp chopped walnuts

1 TB butter

2 tsp honey, to drizzle on top

On one piece of bread, arrange 1 oz cheese and top with 1 tsp walnuts; arrange 1/2 of the sliced apple on top and place another piece of bread on top of the apple.  Make the second sandwich in the same way.

Add the butter to a medium-sized skillet over medium heat; once the butter is almost all melted, add the sandwiches and turn down the heat to medium-low.  Cook until golden brown on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side), gently pressing the sandwiches down while cooking. 

Serve with honey drizzled on top.

Homemade Chewy Country Oat Bread…I couldn’t resist making it again.  :)

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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