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Food Idols

Guess where we just got back from? A cooking demonstration… with Alton Brown! Aside from the folding chairs on a flat floor when it really should have been in an auditorium of sorts, I have to say that he is even funnier in person. We watched amazing demonstrations about sugar, where he made marshmallows (on...

Mixed Salad with Ginger Lime Cilantro Dressing

This was a side to our main meal, but due to a little mishap with the salt (ALWAYS taste before adding more salt!), the salad ended up being the best (and only edible) part of the meal. Who’da thunk? Mixed Salad with Ginger Lime Cilantro Dressing Ingredients Mixed greens Cherry tomatoes, halved Cucumber, sliced and...

Potato and Kale Spanish Tortilla

I was afraid this recipe would be too omlette or fritatta like, and I’m not a huge fan of either. But the proportion of potatoes to egg was just right… just enough to hold it together but not so much that it tasted like an omlette. We topped it with parmesan cheese and a sprinkle...

Hummus and Vegetable Sandwiches

We found a good hummus! Hooray! I couldn’t tell you what was wrong with the last one, but this hummus recipe is wonderful. Paired with the bread and veggies, it really can’t be beat. A refreshing, flavorful, and super-healthy lunch (or dinner). Hummus and Vegetable Sandwiches Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Epicurious, with adjustments. Ingredients...

Stir Fry Veggies and Noodles with Soy Lime Dipping Sauce

This is a pretty involved recipe, but the results are well worth it. The cookbook we used for this had each part of the recipe in a different area of the book, so flipping back and forth probably made it seem more difficult than it really was. I’ve combined it all into one place to...

Asian Lettuce Cups with Ground Turkey and Apple

I have a new favorite food blog, Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen. Discovered when Jaden kindly commented on my Sushi photo from a few weeks back. Her posts are eye-candy and mouthwatering and informative to boot. I don’t dare compare my photos to hers (there is no comparison), but I would like to share the first of...