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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. 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. 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.

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. Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies. This is a fool-proof recipe.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's one of the first desserts I made when I was learning to cook as a young teenager in the mid-90's, and I've never found another one I like more. It lends itself beautifully to improvisation with mix-ins, but the best is semi-sweet chips with chopped pecans. Depending on the weather, one may need to add a couple of tablespoons more milk or flour once everything is incorporated - I've had to do both, depending on the day - but this is a normal adjustment any moderately experienced baker understands. 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

You'll learn how to get the perfect creamy macaroni and cheese consistency, plus the history of mac and cheese and how it became popular in America. Thomas Jefferson, purportedly a great lover of both cheese and Italian food, brought a macaroni maker back from Italy and served his baked macaroni and cheese at dinner parties. 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! 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. 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.

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. Lemon and Rosemary Cake with Citrus Glaze recipe from food52. Author Notes: When I lived at home we didn't often have limes on hand, but when the happy circumstance arose that we had lemons and limes at the same time, we couldn't resist making this moist, flavorful cake.

This recipe is inspired by the lemon-lime syrup cake in Greek Cooking, by Rena Salaman and Jan Cutler. I add rosemary to bring complexity to the flavor, and cornmeal for a richer texture. The glaze gives color and an aromatic citrus scent as added temptation. (less)Author Notes: When I lived at home we didn't often have limes on hand, but when the happy circumstance arose that we had lemons and limes at the same time, we couldn (…more) - Katharine. 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. Seattle Sunset Curd recipe from food52. What To Do With Meyer Lemons. The Meyer Lemon: More Than A Pretty Face. 100 things to do with a Meyer lemon.

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