Baked Potato with Ricotta and Tomatoes There is just something so comforting about a baked potato, don’t you think? Add in the fact that baked potatoes are actually GOOD for you, and you are looking at one satisfying lunch or supper, all in one easy to make package. In this case, I rubbed my potatoes with a little olive oil and popped them in the oven while I made a batch of fresh ricotta (side note: I love making ricotta cheese. It is SO easy, and tastes so fresh and good. But as always, feel free to use store-bought ricotta. ) I roasted up some cherry tomatoes as well, and by the time all that was done the potatoes were nice and tender. Then all you do is split them open, spoon on some ricotta, scatter the tomatoes on top, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle some fresh thyme on top.
10 Cold Vegetarian Soup Recipes For Summer's Hottest Days If -- like most residents of the U.S. -- you're in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave, then these chilled summer soups are just the menu items you need to stay out of the kitchen. Plus, they are all meat-free. From fruit-based soups that require zero cooking to more complicated vegetable options that you can make ahead and freeze, turn to these cold dishes to stay cool all summer. And don't miss the dessert half of this series: 10 Cold Dessert Recipes for Summer's Hottest Days Vichyssoise is a classic cold soup -- and it doesn't get much more classic than Julia Child's recipe, made with just a few natural ingredients: potatoes, leeks, heavy cream, vegetable stock, and chives. The soup is a bit more labor intensive than some of the others here -- you have to simmer the potatoes for as long as 50 minutes, then blend them, then strain through cheesecloth -- but the end result is worth it.
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Roasted Cauliflower with Apple and Dill Roasting is one of our favorite ways to enjoy vegetables. Not only is it a fairly simple technique, but it brings out a beautiful flavor that is sometimes quite different from the raw counterpart! Take this cauliflower, for instance (yet another inspiration from The Herbal Kitchen, a gift from my sister written by a chef based in her home city of Seattle).
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10 Favorite Expressions of a Bisdaks Expressions make our day to day conversations more colorful. Bisdaks (from the words Bisaya and Dako to refer to people who speak the Visayan dialect) are frequently heard saying expressions as a way of letting others know how they feel. Here are some expressions of bisdaks that you might find interesting. 1. Pag chure oi! The word chur comes from the English word sure. Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash, Spiced Pecans and Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette Okay, so I get it. It’s October, the leaves are getting crunchy and people are losing their heads over everything pumpkin related. You could say that I’m deep in the throes of my own obsession, and I just might be but the real question I have is why isn’t everyone going berserk over pomegranates?! They are the real jewel of fall… pun totally intended. I get super excited every autumn for the reappearance of pomegranates that do not cost $6 a pop at my local grocery store. Now, we are still talking like $2.50 per fruit, but that’s pennies compared to what they go for in the spring and summer.
Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip In a culture of fast food, quick and empty calories, and mind-twisting marketing, it’s sometimes hard to decipher what’s true, real, and good. Before we started eating whole foods, I sometimes felt like life was empty and tasteless. Greasy takeout and TV dinners were unfulfilling, but I wasn’t quite sure why. Discovering real foods and real people and the taste of fresh brewed drip coffee and a fresh salad of garden vegetables and tomatoes off the vine and local cheese and hearty whole grains opened up a whole new world to us.
How to Make Earl Grey Salted Caramels, Step-by-Step Recipe - Home - Oh, How Civilized My sister suggested a tea infused candy for a post, so Queenie (my cooking/baking guru) and I came up with Earl Grey Salted Caramels. After four attempts and modifications, Queenie created this recipe which is AMAZING. They're soft, chewy, and the best part is that they don't feel like they're going to pull out your fillings. The Earl Grey flavor really comes through without being overpowering.
10 Tips to Conserve Your Smartphone Battery Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung and other global brands have come up with smartphones equipped with powerful mobile operating systems such as Google’s Android, Nokia’s Symbian, Apple’s iOS, etc, that allows users to play games, listen to mp3s, snap pictures, have access to the Net and even stream videos. Given their diverse range of capabilities and multi-functionality running on a mobile (as in on-the-go) platform, it’s no wonder that battery life has always been a concern for developers, manufacturers and the users themselves. On average, most smartphone batteries last between one and two days before being completely depleted, and in need of a recharge. (Image Source: Dokisoft) While we wait for the hardware development to catch up, the alternative will be to conserve battery life.
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