Posts Tagged ‘Recipes’
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
I remember the first time I bit into fresh falafel.
Mike and I were in Amman, Jordan on our honeymoon, out and about just strolling along arm-in-arm, the way you’d expect people on their honeymoon to do. We passed a guy frying up falafel on a street corner; simultaneously, Mike’s stomach growled and I inhaled deeply, asking what that amazing smell was.
You know we had to stop and get some. (more…)
Monday, April 14th, 2014
I don’t know about you, but I’m a little hard-pressed to find a dessert that’s suitable for Easter outside of carrot cake, lemon bars, or orange chiffon cake. And of course all the cutesy little bunny and egg-topped cupcakes and cookies.
There’s nothing wrong with any of those things (in fact, I die over a good slice of carrot cake!), but I don’t know…I like to mix things up a little.
If you’re the same way, this fudge will definitely keep things interesting. (more…)
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Probiotic Arnold Palmer
So friends, have you hopped on the kombucha bandwagon yet?
I jumped on so hard I feel like I could be riding shotgun. (more…)
Monday, April 7th, 2014
In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb from An Edible Mosaic, Roasted Broccoli and Carrots with Crispy Quinoa, Goat Cheese, and Lemony Oregano Dressing from With Food + Love, Roasted Shabbat Chicken with Spring Vegetables from What Jew Wanna Eat, and Strawberry Tomato Bruschetta from Lemons for Lulu; on the right, top to bottom: Pan-Roasted Asparagus Almondine from Diethood, Millet Pilaf with Roasted Carrot and Fennel from An Edible Mosaic, and Pea and Herbed Goat Cheese Tart from Gourmande in the Kitchen.
Are you an elegant dinner party sort-of person, or more of a let’s-grab-sandwiches-from-the-local-café sort-of person? Or maybe both?
For family gatherings I like to keep it simple, but when friends are coming over, I’ve been known to go all out with something much more on the fancy side, Julia Child-style. (more…)
Friday, April 4th, 2014
I’m so excited, it’s a little scary.
And if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, I’m sure you’re just as through-the-roof thrilled as I am for Sunday night.
(If you’re not a fan, you might not find this post all that interesting, so I won’t take it personally if you just want to scroll down to the bottom and check out the fabulously delicious recipe that you definitely don’t have to be a Game of Thrones fan to enjoy. Or stay a while and read a little bit about the story; but I warn you, you will be intrigued if you do!) (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…)
Friday, March 28th, 2014
Let’s talk birthday cake for a quick minute.
Do you have the same cake every year, or do you switch it up? (more…)
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
It’s funny how food cravings go.
Take a bagel, for example. (more…)
Monday, March 24th, 2014
One of the perks of living in Florida is that when fruit trees bear fruit, people suddenly have more than they know what do with, and the wealth inevitably gets shared. I remember waking up to a huge box of mangos on my front porch one morning when I lived there during law school…
One of my friend’s parents’ had a mango tree in their backyard (along with a grapefruit tree, those lucky ducks) and I was absolutely certain the fruit was from her family (who also frequently dropped off oranges and avocados that they got from a friend who also had fruit trees). (more…)