Saturday, December 31, 2016
Once again, this is a quick, simple, and nutritious main completed in 10 to 15 minutes tops. Perhaps the side dish to this meal will take longer to cook! Lemon has always paired will with fish, and this lemon-chili rub is as simple as it gets, with a major flavor punch.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
One of the reasons cookies are so universally loved is because of the sheer variety that there's bound to be a cookie for every one. There's crumbly, chewey, gooey, soft, classic, modern, fruity, chocolate, spicy, and I could just keep going. These ginger cookies were described as pillow cookies, and the description is truly fitting.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
This is a healthy pasta recipe that takes advantage of the natural sweetness and creaminess of roasted butternut squash to create the semblance of a rich and creamy pasta dish. Using whole wheat pasta also ups the nutritional value.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
There are many hot chocolate recipes and techniques out there. Some are actually hot cocoa, which use cocoa powder. They are good, but I believe if you have the option of a hot chocolate made with actual chocolate, why resist?
Friday, December 23, 2016
I don't know about you, but mushrooms rate pretty high on our favorite foods scale.We love it fried, grilled, sauteed, drenched in garlic butted, coated in cheese, sprinkled with salt, and even raw. So the appeal behind cheese-stuffed breaded mushrooms is pretty much self-explanatory.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
It is only fairly recently that I started to enjoy butternut squash and truly appreciate its qualities. It takes one taste of a perfectly roasted, caramelized, and slightly charred wedge of butternut to change your mind.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Hummingbird cake is popular in the southern American states and has expanded to the rest of the world. The main components that make it a Hummingbird is the combination of coconut, ananas, banana, and walnut. This is a two-layer cake coated generously in a cream cheese frosting.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
A good roasted chicken meal is timeless and never gets old. Low maintenance, and high rewards, it is the ultimate cozy get-together. Any left overs would also make the most delicious sandwiches, and feral cats simply gobble up the carcass, bone and all. Everybody wins. So when you serve this golden roasted chicken on a bed of crispy yet fluffy bed of potatoes, you know you've upped your game.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
One-pot meals are gaining popularity fast. A certain ex-con made a pretty penny by writing a cookbook with solely one-pot recipes. One-pot pastas are the leading trend in that category. My first try-out was in fact a couple years ago, here.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Renown Qatari cook Nawal Al Sayed is hosting a two-week event at Qatar Foundation called "A Taste of Qatar." Any one can drop by the HQ cafeteria and help themselves to a generous array of Qatar food, buffet style. This Qatari food however comes with a twist; a healthy twist. Traditional dishes are made using lighter ingredients and healthier substitutes. The vineleaves, for instance were made using fresh silverbeet leaves and stuffed with quinoa instead of rice. The fish was baked, not fried. A variety of tangy, spicy, and sour pickles were placed at every table and the flavors simply burst in your mouth. Unfortunately I was only able to attend today, and the event ends this Thursday 8th December. A buffet meal goes for 30 QAR (about $8), and is a great experience to the sadly under-the-radar rich Qatari food heritage.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Timbales was a favorite form of food presentation in the seventies and eighties, and continues to be for catering companies and hotel buffets. It is basically a food, savory or sweet, individually portioned into a mold similar to an espresso cup and then unmolded before serving. These dessert date timbales are a modern take on that vintage concept.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Quick yet nutritious meals are necessary to have in one's repertoire for when the need strikes. Completed in less the time it takes to get a food order placed and delivered, and way more nutritious too. This is a standard white fish fillet, breaded and lightly fried to a crispy crunchy finish, and topped with a creamy pink tomato sauce.