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Indian Style Spicy Mung Beans (Moong Dal) Native to India, the small, beautiful gold-green mung bean is one of my favorite beans to cook with.

Indian Style Spicy Mung Beans (Moong Dal)

Although Indian cooks most often cook with split mungs, I particularly enjoy cooking with them whole in a dry texture finish so that the plumb and tender legumes stand out by themselves — besides, they take hardly any longer to cook than the split ones, especially if you soak them ahead of time. Serve this simple but incredibly flavorful curry with vegetables, an Indian rice dish such as simple pulao rice or piquant lemon rice and an Indian flatbread for a complete and satisfying meal.

You may also wish to try one of my all time favorite mung bean recipes: mung beans with paneer cheese. It is a flavorful combination of buttery-soft and sweet mung beans, golden-brown fried paneer cheese, tomatoes and spices — a wonderful dish to serve to your dinner guests. Flavored Butters. Rookie Cookery: Mint Pesto: A Dessert Pesto recipe. Prepare for an experience of olfactory bliss!

Rookie Cookery: Mint Pesto: A Dessert Pesto recipe

We have tons of mint growing in our garden, so I finally got around to researching a more adventurous culinary use of this fragrant herb. What I found was a suggestion for this sweet mint pesto that is simple to make and absolutely divine when paired with chocolate. SMALL BUT MIGHTY: Brussels Sprouts as a Late Night Snack. Today’s post is about a great little wintertime nutritional powerhouse – the humble, often criticized brussels sprout.

SMALL BUT MIGHTY: Brussels Sprouts as a Late Night Snack

Before we delve any further, let’s get one thing straight: They are Brussels sprouts. BRUSSELS. Sprouts. Brussels, with an “s” on the end. They are named after, surprise surprise! SMALL BUT MIGHTY: Brussels Sprouts as a Late Night Snack. Today’s post is about a great little wintertime nutritional powerhouse – the humble, often criticized brussels sprout.

SMALL BUT MIGHTY: Brussels Sprouts as a Late Night Snack

Before we delve any further, let’s get one thing straight: Gluten Free Recipes for Weight Loss. Here’s a yummy gluten-free creation that I slapped together one lazy Saturday afternoon.

Gluten Free Recipes for Weight Loss

As you know, I’m not one for complicated recipes and this one is super simple! You’ll need: 2 cups cooked quinoa1 pint grape tomatoes, halvedlarge handful of green beans, remove ends and cut into thirds2 large yellow squash, cut into disks1 sweet onion, cut into strips1 clove garlic, mincedorganic buttersea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste2 Tbs Horseradish MustardSplash of dry white wine1/4 tsp stevia (or you could use 1 Tbs honey instead)1 can white cannellini beans In a pan/skillet over med-high heat melt butter and saute minced garlic and onions until soft and tender, about 2-3mins. Add some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to bring out the flavor of the onions and garlic. Then add green beans, yellow squash, and halved grape tomatoes. In a large bowl, layer cooked quinoa, drained cannellini beans, and sauteed veggies and garnish with some minced parsley. Chickpea Mixed Vegetable Poriyal. This is an easy and rather mild South Indian chickpea and vegetable curry — at least according to my standards of mild as regular readers who visit this space know that I do enjoy fiery dishes.

Chickpea Mixed Vegetable Poriyal

It is an ideal addition to meals anytime of year, a delicious solution for using up leftover vegetables, and if you happen to be having it on a winter day, an effective cure for those cold weather chills. This is my idea of comfort food. Poriyal or palya are dry-textured vegetable curries that make for an elegant starter or side dish, usually tempered with aromatic seeds and spices. Bananas Foster Oatmeal. I love bananas foster.

Bananas Foster Oatmeal

The rich, dark, slightly bitter caramel around gooey sweet bananas. Over ice cream, it’s perfect. Over oatmeal, it’s breakfast. I just recently discovered steel cut oats. I’ve discussed my distaste for what’s considered the more “everyday” oatmeal (rolled oats) in the past, all goopy and squishy, but steel cut oats aren’t quite like that. Then, a friend posted a link to facebook that she found particularly intriguing, a recipe for bananas foster oatmeal. Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies. Black Bean White Corn Dip Recipe - Food.com - 86983. Poinsettia Punch Recipe : Easy Cheesy Spinach Recipe : Claire Robinson. Perfect Macaroni and Cheese - Martha Stewart Comfort Foods. Make your own gooey, delicious macaroni and cheese with this no-fail macaroni and cheese recipe.

Perfect Macaroni and Cheese - Martha Stewart Comfort Foods

Homemade Marshmallows. Really, what could be better then a nice big mug of hot cocoa on Christmas Morning?

Homemade Marshmallows

How about a nice big mug of cocoa topped with a homemade marshmallow? As willing as I am (once a year) to purchase the dollar a piece marshmallows that they sell at some fine retailers, I thought that it might be a bit more practical to make my own. Not to menion more fun. I am a big fan of marshmallows and don’t need much of an excuse to eat one or two whenever I get the opportunity. They’re sweet, delicious and fat free, all of which are things that you can’t get from just any dessert!

The marshamallows can be stored in the freezer if you can’t eat the whole batch at once. Homemade Marshmallows .75-oz unflavored gelatin (3 envelopes of Knox gelatin) 1/2 cup cold water 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cups light corn syrup 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Line 9 x 9-inch pan with plastic wrap and lightly oil it. Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese Recipe : Rachael Ray. White Cheddar Macaroni And Cheese Recipe - Food.com - 239427.

Crockpot Simple Short Ribs. This one is going to be nice and short.

Crockpot Simple Short Ribs

Just wanted to give a huge shout-out to my awesome friend Tim from All in Paleo. That links to his Facebook page, I need everyone to go give him a huge high five and like, this man has cured himself of Type II Diabetes and is not longer really big Tim, he is shrinking daily. Chicken Piccata Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis. Chocolate Superfood Smoothie for Weight Loss and Energy. This delicious smoothie will keep hunger at bay for hours while giving you LOADS & LOADS of Energy!!! You’ll need: 1 frozen banana1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (cherries would be yummy too)1.5 cups Almond Milk2 Tbs Cacao Powder (enter to win some for FREE!) 1 Tbs Chia Seeds1/2 tsp Maca Powder1/2 tsp Lucuma1/2 tsp Maqui Powder(enter to win some for FREE!) 1 dropperful Cocoa Extract1-2 dropperfuls Vanilla Stevia to taste Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Where to get your superfoods: you all know I purchase most everything through iherb.com!

Your Best Citrus Recipe - Week 126 - Contests - food52 - food community, recipe search and cookbook contests. Slow Oven-Roasted Roma Tomatoes - Food in Jars. I’m elbow-deep in roma tomatoes at the moment, but wanted to drop by with a few words on one of the ways I’m preserving these scrumptious gems. Long, slow roasting in a 200 degree oven. This treatment shrinks their mass, concentrates their flavor and transforms them into something savory and succulent. It is so easy to do, I feel a little silly offering instructions. Wash, dry and slice the tomatoes in half. Lemon and Rosemary Cake with Citrus Glaze recipe from food52. How to Make Pastrami - Smoked Corned Beef Brisket. Hello and welcome to the February 2010 edition of the smoking meat newsletter!

This month we are talking about a subject that is dear to many people's hearts and super easy to do.. Pastrami. This may not be exactly the same as the traditional pastrami or reuben that you would find in a New York deli but those of you who know me, know that I am all about getting OUT of the traditional box and doing things a little different. For this recipe we will be slow smoking a corned beef brisket instead of curing our own beef. This works great for home for this recipe and is great on a sandwich as I will show you later.

Corned Beef and Vegetables - Crockpot Corned Beef With Veggies. Orange Julius Recipe « Paul Mayne. Speaking of blending, today I finally found the perfect recipe to create Orange Julius smoothies. Seattle Sunset Curd recipe from food52. Author Notes: This creamy, lightly tart/lightly sweet curd is made from Meyer's lemons and blood oranges, giving the impression of the colors at sunset. This recipe was adapted from "Preserves" by Atkinson & Mayhew. (less)Author Notes: This creamy, lightly tart/lightly sweet curd is made from Meyer's lemons and blood oranges, giving the impression of the colors at sunset. What To Do With Meyer Lemons. April 19, 2010 | By Adam Roberts | 31 Comments. The Meyer Lemon: More Than A Pretty Face. 100 things to do with a Meyer lemon. IF Cézanne had lived not in France but in Southern California, his still lifes would have overflowed with Meyer lemons.

Plump, smooth-skinned, colored an unmistakable dark yellow -- canary yellow, the color of egg yolks or the sun at noon -- they're sweeter than other lemons, with an intoxicating aroma that has hints of honey and thyme. Now is the perfect time to revel in them, as the harvest peaks and farmers market stalls, produce aisles and, if you're lucky, backyard trees are loaded with fruit.

A cross between a lemon and a sweet orange, imported to the U.S. from China exactly 100 years ago by the man whose name they bear, the Meyer lemon is a furiously addictive fruit. With sweeter juice, a thinner peel, less acid and a more floral scent (and taste) than other lemon varieties, Meyers are as much fun to cook with as they would be to paint.

In fact, we're counting the ways. Here are the top 100 things to do with a Meyer lemon. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The best site for recipes, recommendations, food and cooking. Light Pesto recipe. If fresh basil was a person, it’d be George Clooney, Olivier Martinez, and that dude from Under the Tuscan Sun rolled into one beautiful, musk-scented studmuffin. Weight Watchers Recipes With Points Plus - Low Calorie Recipes Online - LaaLoosh. Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food. Veggies That Taste Good. People always ask me for yummy veggie recipes.

Most people *think* they don’t like veggies simply because they haven’t tasted veggies that are prepared properly. Plain broccoli anyone? Chocolate Cherry Superfood Smoothie for Weight Loss. This smoothie is inspired by Megan’s Cherry Chocolate Bomb pudding.