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Pear Pie Pop Tarts. “Positive, positive, positive!!”

Pear Pie Pop Tarts

Heidi’s lentil piadina. Heidi, our marketing coordinator based in Borso Del Grappa, sent me this recipe on my first day back in the office this January.

Heidi’s lentil piadina

It was a lovely surprise to have a fresh recipe to try for the New Year and I have been making these for my lunches a lot recently. The lentils make a great base for the dough and they taste so damn good with a variety of fillings! Heidi used Grana Padano, a local type of Parmesan, in her original recipe, but we have been enjoying them here with New Zealand-made parmesan or pecorino with great success.

She also suggested serving the toasted piadina up with a side salad, but I ignored this healthy advice in favour of more cheese! “Five years ago I moved to Italy to be based at our Italian cooking factory. -- 1. Breakfast pizza. 28th March 2013By SaraPhotography by Emma I recently got married (I had to drop this major life event into a post eventually) and an extremely generous gift-giving-group made up of an aunty, an uncle and cousins gave us a kitchen aid mixer.

Breakfast pizza

For the last few weeks I’ve told anyone who will listen: “I got a kitchen aid mixer!” Followed by “I mean we got a kitchen aid mixer”. I’ve made brioche, hot cross buns and pizza dough. No more kneading dough in my household, I just sit on the kitchen bench, lean back with my arms folded and watch my (I mean our) beautiful new appliance with her shiny dough-hook-attachment in action.

She’s whipped up the lightest, fluffiest meringue and mixed the perfect cupcake batter; her potential is beyond my imagination. Vietnamese eggs. 21st April 2012By EmmaPhotography by Emma Breakfast is a polarising meal.

Vietnamese eggs

There are those of us who take great pleasure from the first meal of the day, the break of the nocturnal fast, and yet there are others who abhor it. In an effort to wake from deathly slumber some rely on administering staggeringly large doses of caffeine before the faculty of speech once again collides with the command of the voice box. Others are up at the first sign of bird song when the frigid air still hangs heavy with the night. These people languish in their morning solitude taking great pleasure in the rituals of the morning feast.

Saag Paneer Recipe. We make saag paneer at home all the time.

Saag Paneer Recipe

I'm talking once a week or every ten days. Wayne started it when he cooked Merrill's saag paneer one night, and from there it became a regular thing. Food - Recipes : Moroccan lamb tagine. Food - Recipes : Moroccan-style chicken casserole. Thai Tofu and Winter Squash Stew {12 weeks of winter squash} Here’s a non-ideal life situation for you – Thanksgiving menu testing the week before running a marathon.

Thai Tofu and Winter Squash Stew {12 weeks of winter squash}

Really. I mean, it’s only the biggest food holiday of the year. And maybe it’s also the first time you’re cooking/baking for your extended family who have never really eaten anything you’ve cooked and/or baked, but know about the blog and are therefore probably expecting greatness. No pressure. So now not only are you stress eating like a madwoman, but you also have three gratins, a few pies, and a sweet potato casserole or two on the menu for this week, none of which are particularly skimpy on the heavy cream. Oh the joys of being a food blogger. Brussels Bowl with Cauliflower “Rice” and Rosemary Sauce. There are so many things that I love about this meal.

Brussels Bowl with Cauliflower “Rice” and Rosemary Sauce

I’ve wondered if grains were bothersome to my body for awhile but the reaction was so faint, so barely there, that I didn’t pay much attention to it. The key to becoming the healthy, balanced being that we all strive for is listening to those teeny tiny little clues that our body sends us. Sometimes they’re loud – think anaphylaxis reaction to peanuts, or faint, like when you eat chocolate and get a headache a couple of hours later, or can’t concentrate the following day.

Whatever the case is, your body has the ability to communicate with you, to guide you, help differentiate between right and wrong, nourishing and weakening, it’s all there. Chicken & bacon cacciatore recipe. Bistecca alla Pizzaiola - GiustoGusto - One Dude's Food Craze. Once upon a time, in the bustling streets of Naples, there lived a pizza maker (or ‘pizzaiolo’).

Bistecca alla Pizzaiola - GiustoGusto - One Dude's Food Craze

He was a master of his craft, sculpting dough after dough into paper-thin discs topped with only the best buffalo mozzarella and san marzano tomatoes. After hours of working the coal-fired oven, it’s tile-lined inferno burning his weathered hands, he left the pizzeria and strolled home to the loving arms of his adoring wife. “Piccolina!” Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends – re cook/bake and shoot project #3. Recipe - Roast Prosciutto-Wrapped Fish. Pixel Whisk: Rothko Cookies. "What is art?

Pixel Whisk: Rothko Cookies

Are we are? Is Art, Art? "-Lisa Turtle, Saved by the Bell Back when I was in art school, art history classes gave me a strong appreciation for the American painter Mark Rothko. Even if you aren't artsy-fartsy, you'll probably recognize the unmistakable rectangular blocks of color and light. Red Shallot Kitchen: Glass Potato Chips. I have a weakness.

Red Shallot Kitchen: Glass Potato Chips

A big one. Actually, it's like a disease. That is, I can't say 'no' to my children. Dinner: Green Olive Chicken. This is the type of dish everyone should have in their roster – one that is rustic, aromatic and colorful. The briny green olives pair perfectly with the fragrant lemon, roast tomato and olive oil mixture and, perhaps best of all, it is supremely easy. Just throw everything in a baking dish and let the oven do the rest of the work. ¾ cup pitted green olives 3 to 4 pound whole chicken (ask your butcher to cut it into 8 pieces) 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 tablespoons lemon zest 8 oz cherry tomatoes sea salt and cracked black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1.

Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Top with cinnamon: Individual Blueberry Cakes - 5 ingredients, 30 minutes. Westcoast Salmon Chowder. Leftover salmon makes a wondeful chowder. This version is light but filling. Ingredients 3 cups nugget potatoes chopped into 1 inch cubes2 additional medium-sized light skin nugget potatoes sliced in half and peeled1 medium onion chopped2 large leeks finely chopped4 stalks celery chopped4 pieces of bacon6 to 8 cups chicken stock1 cup each diced carrot and corn1/2 cup chanterelle mushrooms1 large fillet of cooked salmon1 tbsp butter1/2 cup cream1 large bay leaf2 tbsp chopped fresh dillpaprika to tastesalt and pepper to taste Directions: In a large stock pot, saute bacon and onions until soft and bacon fat is cooked down.

When potatoes are tender, remove the 4 potato halves and transfer to a smaller pot. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with warm crusty bread. Ribbon And Circus: Poached Pear in Cage {Bosc Pear} Bosc Pear. I found it while I was doing my groceries shopping at Cold Storage. Bought it simply because of its beautiful russeted skin. Meatball recipes. Iam currently writing a cookbook about Jerusalem that celebrates the magical culinary complexity of a city that for centuries has been a magnet for individuals, nations and religions alike. Over the past year, my co-author, Sami Tamimi, and I have undertaken a kind of culinary excavation of the city to match many of its grand archaeological sites. To be honest, we didn't quite realise what we were letting ourselves in for. We unearthed so many layers in the food culture, it was impossible to make out head from tail – or from foot and wing, for that matter.

Herb and Garlic Crusted Pork Roast. Herb and Garlic Crusted Pork Roast. Sandwicherie. My Union Jack: Pain au Chocolat Cinnamon Rolls. Mascarpone Asparagus Tarts (with pictorial)—For Mother’s Day. Tomato mutton curry. Our eldest son, is starting to enjoy spicy food. Sour Cream Tart. We had an abundant season of cherry tomatoes in our little backyard vegetable patch. The Dog's Breakfast - asian-style noodle soup. Our new favourite thing: a one-bowl meal that’s crazy-good, dead easy, and guaranteed to get you glowing, no matter how cold it is outside. While probably not authentically anything in terms of style, it’s genuinely restorative, with a strong, distinct yang character that warms the heart of winter’s deep yin. Butternut squash and caramelized onion galette. » The Best Ever Spaghetti and Meatballs The Endless Meal. Crash Hot Potatoes. Man, do I love Australia. Frosty The Freezer. Archive » Ragoût of Lamb with Spring Vegetables.

Chicken Tikka Masala! « My Fancy Pantry. Rustic Spiced Pear Pie with Almond Whipped Cream. Thyme and goat cheese lentil pies » Simone Anne Photography. Lemon and Oregano-Rubbed Chicken Paillards Recipe. But It’s A Tradition… Riesling Poached Pear Tart with Chai Spiced Custard & Almond Crust. Leek and Potato Soup Recipe - CookUK. My Cooking Diary.