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The Kitchenista Diaries. Meal Ideas & Resources. Below are some helpful resources and meal ideas that don’t break the rules. Also, it is important to know when serving yourself “real food” you don’t need to eat as much as you would of the processed stuff! Get ready to fill up fast. Click on the category you would like to view: Our Free “Real Food” Meal Plans Meal planning is KEY to cutting out processed food. Our plans below include breakfast, lunch, and dinner suggestions for a family of four plus corresponding grocery lists with pricing: Low Cost Meal Plan Subscriptions: While the plans we developed above are great resources, we don’t crank them out on a regular basis! [back to top] Breakfast: Breakfast casserole bites with fresh fruit on the sideWhole-wheat toaster pastries (aka Pop Tarts) with scrambled eggs and side of yogurt with fresh berries and peachesWhole spelt lemon cottage cheese pancakes with a side of blueberries and farmers market baconTomato pie, with a side of scrambled or fried eggs Lunch: Snacks and Appetizers: Dinner:

Eat It, Atlanta. Food Republic | Eating, Drinking & Living The Way A Man Should. The Red Bird Life | Food, Recipes, Family and Home. Strawberry and Chocolate Jiggle-Fluff Pie Recipe : Sunny Anderson. Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a 13 by 9-inch pan, add the pretzels, butter, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir to combine. Press mixture into the bottom of the pan and bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. In a stand mixer or a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and beat until well blended.

In a clean bowl, combine 2 cups of the heavy cream, vanilla, 1 tablespoon sugar, and a pinch of salt and beat until soft peaks form. Add the pineapple juice to a small pot over medium-high heat, and bring to a simmer. Whip the remaining 2 cups of heavy cream with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Wonderland Kitchen » food, drink, and life get curiouser. Stonesoup — 5 ingredient recipes. On the weekend, Fergal and I had a lovely Saturday morning outing to our local farmers market. It’s been ages since I had the luxury of doing our weekly shop at a real farmers market and I’d forgotten how much fun it is. I love strolling through the stalls, choosing from beautiful displays of produce. For me the joy of shopping at the farmers market isn’t just about bringing home the freshest, best tasting produce. For me, a huge part of the fun is allowing what looks best to dictate what I buy and ultimately what I decide to cook.

It’s really the easiest way to keep your cooking seasonal. The thing I was reminded of was how market shopping is a bit of a skill. If you’re used to planning your meals, writing a list and buying what’s on the list, I can imagine that shopping at the farmers market would be frustrating. Traipsing from stall to stall trying to find what you need isn’t much fun. I know because that’s how I used to shop. Sometimes I’d consult my cookbooks for ideas. 1. 2. 3.

Ps. Closet Cooking. No Recipes – Techniques, inspiration and cooking tips from my Japanese kitchen. Shutterbean. Cannoli Tart. Oh my goodness. You know when you have one of those desserts that completely knocks your socks off? This is it. And it’s simple, too. It’s like the new Holy Grail of treats! It’s not very often that I get to bake with ricotta because my husband swears that he dislikes it. Even though—of course—he’s eaten it in multiple dishes and I’ve watched him enjoy a full meal where ricotta is involved, but whatever. However, tricky as it was, it actually worked. For the crust and the tart filling, all you need is some amaretto, ricotta cheese, eggs, cold butter, flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips. Begin by making the crust. Then add the cold butter and pulse until it forms little crumbs. Add the egg and milk, then process until the dough comes together … … and forms a ball like so.

Next, place the dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper. Use the rolling pin (or something similar, like say, a bottle of wine?) Press the dough into the pan or plate with your fingers. Description. Tasty Kitchen: A Happy Recipe Community! The Seaside Baker | Baking by the sea… How Sweet It Is.

Free Online Recipes | Free Recipes. Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe. Why order take out when you can make your own Chinese lemon chicken at home? There are a few different versions of lemon chicken out there, all coming from different countries. Probably the most popular type of lemon chicken would be baked in the oven. We all know baked lemon chicken is great but here is the Chinese version – just like take out or at the buffets. The Chinese version varies greatly from that of other cultures. Like most types of Chinese chicken the chicken is first cut into small chunks, battered, and then deep fried and covered with a sweet-lemon sauce.

I do have a confession to make, I used yellow food coloring to get the sauce that amazing bright yellow color. If you have some yellow food coloring on hand, just add a drop or two into the sauce before you heat it. Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Place cut chicken breast pieces into a bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and ½ teaspoon of salt. Recipes - Pure Hedonist by Letitia Elizabeth. Unicorn Poop! Brought to you by Sweet Insanity Bake Shop : Magically Delicious! Unicorns may manage their elusiveness but they left behind some fanciful evidence of their existence and I was able to recreate their leavings.

This unicorn poop, in reality, has a funny story. I told my mom that I was making some "Unicorn Sneezes" and she said "when are you going to make your unicorn sh*t? " And then it hit me...Great idea, Mom! The real deal - it's made of sugar cookies, rainbow dragees, rainbow star sprinkles, white sparkle gel, and rainbow disco dust. Enjoy! **** Update 4/12/12 **** I'm very excited about all of the responses that I've been getting, and I am so excited to see what you guys have done with this idea. Kheer (Rice Pudding) Recipe. Kheer. Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding) | Rashmi's Recipes. Rice Kheer or Pudding is cooked in some variation in every culture! In India, I grew up eating different kinds of Kheer such as Semolina Kheer, Vermicelli Kheer, Makhana Kheer, Carrot Kheer and Lauki Kheer.

The main ingredient in Kheer is whole milk, choice of vegetable or grain and sugar. Rice Kheer is the most popular of all; it is made on every special occasion and used as an offering at religious events. The best Rice Kheer is made with starchy, medium grain rice and cooked slowly so the starch is released into the milk, making it creamy and smooth. Rice Kheer should be moonlight-white in color.

My mom made Rice Kheer specially on the day of the full moon of Autumn (Sharad Purnima), left it out in the moonlight all night (covered with a muslin cloth) and fed it to us for breakfast. Phirni. How to make Rice Kheer (Chawal Ki Kheer) - Indian Sweet Dessert Recipe Video by Show Me The Curry,indian recipe, cooking videos, recipe videos. Averie Cooks. Recipe from the Archives: Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Lulu the Baker. Saving the world one bit[e] at a time. Tutti Dolci – All Sweets | baking – recipes – photography. Cookie and Kate - Celebrating whole foods with vegetarian recipes. How to Make Pecan Butter. Louisiana Kitchen | Authentic Cuisine, Culture and Travel. New Orleans Cuisine. Chef John Folse & Company. Cajun Cooking at Cooking Louisiana - Home Page. Chez Us » She cooks. He devours. Home - Pastry Affair. Pinch My Salt - Food, Recipes, and Photography. Supper for a Steal - Shop the deals, save on meals. Benefits Of Green Drinks & The Ultimate Green Smoothie. Recently, I ‘ve found myself hooked to green drinks and seeing the amazing benefits I am getting, it looks like I am hooked for life.

I make sure to have one green smoothie/day for breakfast and often another in the evening. The nicest thing about making it yourself is that you can customize it to suit your needs and control what goes in! I make mine yummy because I like taste. I cannot drink concoctions that do not taste good. Plus, I add a little protein powder so it actually holds me until lunch time! If you’re into green drinks try and make your own! It’s easy and fresh and will taste great! Why Go Green ? Foods to add to green smoothies ! Don’t let this list intimidate you !!! Use anything you want. Tips When introducing kids to green smoothies, add a lot of fruit like green grapes, banana and other fruit to make it sweeter.

It is easier to juice celery and then add it to a green smoothie. When you start off on green smoothies , keep in mind that they tend to clean out your system. SUE'S NUTRITION BUZZ — Doña Lupe’s Kitchen @ Doña Lupe’s Kitchen. A Man Obsessed with Food, Drink, and Everything Inbetween - MattBites.com. Aguas frescas. Online Cookbook | Excellent Source of Videos Recipes & Professional Chefs. Entertaining. Agua Fresca Recipes: 10 Refreshing Drink Ideas. Agua fresca, Spanish for fresh water, is all we want to drink during the hot months of summer. In Mexico and all over Latin America, agua frescas are sold by street vendors throughout the cities and towns during the spring and summer months. And we'd like to see that custom at home too. Typically made with fruits, grains and seeds, agua frescas also include water, sugar and sometimes herbs or spices -- but that's pretty much it.

They're simple to make at home. And you can easily tweak a recipe to your liking by adding soda water or even alcohol, like rum or tequila. Bayou Woman. The Best Remedy. Syrup and Biscuits - a blog about Southern food, culture and traditions. The Southern Bite | Stacey Little's Southern Food Blog. Urban Comfort. If I were brainstorming gifts for my son it's unlikely that a pencil holder would come to mind, but that's exactly what he's getting from me this Valentine's Day and I think he's going to love it. It all started with pottery classes, which I've been taking since September. My son has enjoyed watching my progress, taking particular delight in my mishaps since I am always reminding him that we get better at just about everything through practice. He mentioned recently that if I ever got past being able to make something other than bowls, I should make something for him.

I think he suggested something totally ridiculous that I could never make in a million years, but I appreciate his confidence. At any rate, I had purchased a wood grain texture mat and made a vase to use for the holidays, which I liked a lot and was continuing to experiment with, working to create a more organic, slumping profile that felt treelike. Here's how: Step 1: Create a base.

Step 2: Make slip. Step 6: Scoring. Angel in the Kitchen. Leite's Culinaria | Recipes, Food, and Cooking Blog. Blackberry Cobbler - Urban Comfort. The blackberries are already showing up in the market, perhaps due to the early spring this year. But with strawberry season virtually over, here, I welcome their arrival.

I usually make blackberry crisp, but I stumbled onto a cobbler recipe in one of my cookbooks, Bon Appetit, Y'all by Virginia Willis, which brought back memories of the cobblers I used to prepare when I was growing up. You see, cobblers are so simple to throw together that as an 11-year-old (for a brief time living in the country), I would run out the back door after supper, pick the berries I needed, and make a cobbler right then and there. We usually served it with vanilla ice cream, though I find I'm just as happy with freshly whipped cream as an adult. The one difference is that I'd never baked cobbler in a cast iron skillet before. Have a great weekend! Blackberry Cobbler(adapted from Bon Appetit, Y'all)(Serves 6 to 8) 1. 2. 3. 4. ShareThis. Pink Grapefruit Cake (Part II) - Urban Comfort. I sort of gave up on blogging last week. I took a look at the the state of my house, the length of my to-do list, and the amount of coffee in my pantry and psychologically went on strike.

After all, it's not like anything terrible happens if you don't blog for a week. But I can never ignore the call of the Internet for very long and after experimenting with grapefruit cake again this weekend, I couldn't wait to share my discovery. And that's why I'm a blogger - the compulsion to share is always greater than the desire to keep it to myself (something my teachers may have complained about during my early school years).

At any rate, I've been thinking about grapefruit buttercream ever since I pinned this recipe from The Pastry Affair. I had an instinct that my favorite birthday cake, the Simply Delicious Yellow Cake from Amy's Bread in New York, would stand up nicely to grapefruit buttercream. It's exactly the cake I'd hoped for. Pink Grapefruit Layer Cake Ingredients 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. Old Fashioned (AND SUPER EASY) Berry Cobbler. Berry pie, berry pie I’m gonna make him a berry pie I wanna be the apple of his eye So I’m gonna make him a berry pie This post is brought to you because of Dolly Parton – and bless her heart, she has no idea! You see, there is a song of hers on called “Berry Pie” that Katy and I have taken a shining to – and by “taking a shining to” I mean that we have taken to listening to it on a repetitive loop anytime we are in the car together Have you noticed how easily music can affect your mood?

Preferring to be happy and upbeat, I choose my music accordingly. I know we all struggle at times to maintain our positive attitudes and to focus on appreciating the good things in life rather than bemoaning the bad, so in order to do this I go for a full out assault on negativity. So if you’re struggling right now, either with life situations or depression of some sort, take a good look at what your listening to and consider altering your music to a more cheerful, optimistic tunes. Stir to combine. Southern Plate - Recipes from Below the Mason Dixon Line.

Blackberry Cobbler #1. In the coming days and weeks, I’m going to be blowing the lid off the international debate about cobbler. ‘Round these parts, cobbler is everywhere. Particularly in the summertime, various fruit cobblers can be found at diners, church potlucks, family picnics, and parole coming home parties. And one thing I’ve found is that everyone—everyone—has his own idea of what cobbler is.

The "real" cobbler recipe, from what my research indicates, involves spooning a biscuity topping on top of fruit and baking the dish in the oven. That’s my purpose for this series of posts—not to determine, when it’s all said and done, which interpretation of cobbler is the best, but to lay out for you all the options you have, and to encourage you to make all of them, and to give myself an valid excuse to try them and eat them ’til I bloat in the interest of culinary curiosity.

The Cast of Characters: Milk, Butter, sugar, self-rising flour, and blackberries. Melt the butter. Take self-rising flour… Measure 1 cup… Simply Recipes Food and Cooking Blog. The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Icebox Cookies Recipe. Icebox Cookies: In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.

In a separate bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt and then add to the butter and egg mixture. Mix just until a dough forms. Stir in the cherries until evenly distributed throughout the dough. Divide the dough into thirds. Place each third of dough on a large piece of parchment or wax paper. Smooth and shape the dough into an evenly shaped rectangle that is about 7 inches (18 cm) long. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) with the rack in the center of the oven. Using a thin bladed knife, slice the logs into 1/4 inch (5 mm) thick slices. Store at room temperature for about five days or baked cookies can be frozen for a couple of weeks.

Makes about six dozen cookies. Adapted From: Baird, Elizabeth. Homecanning.com. Eating Clean Recipes. Food52 - food community, recipe search and cookbook contests. Healthy. Happy. Life. | Vegan Blog | Vegan Recipes. Stately Sandwiches. Chef Huda. Popbar - Handcrafted Gelato on a Stick. Eater National : The National Restaurant, Bar, and Nightlife Blog.

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