9 Superfood Recipes There are the meals that turn you into a lump on the couch, there are the meals that make you hungry twenty minutes later, and there are the meals that do their job. Those meals, we're guessing, have superfoods in them -- ingredients that make you feel unstoppable, that arm with you energy, and that feed your body with the all-powerful nutrients. The good news is, you don't have to force feed yourself spoonfuls of wheat germ or gnaw on raw knubs of broccoli stems to feel good. Instead, we've rounded up our favorite recipes that also happen to include some kick-ass superfoods, so even if you don't like flaxseeds, you won't notice them in those blueberry muffins, and if you could do without quinoa, you'll still love those black bean burgers. Regardless of your New Years resolution, we're looking forward to a year of good eating.
Anti-poverty campaigner for Oxfam and Child POverty Action Group, and supporting the Trussell Trust. Guardian recipe columnist. Mother. Food blogger. Cookbook author. Twitter@ :MsJackMonroe Blog Lazarus pesto. Yesterday, we had a large black bunch of mint in the fridge, some sticky soggy parsley and a clump of basil that had seen better days. Strawberry Pretzel Salad I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – one of the best things about food blogging has been meeting an incredible group of people along the way. And today a group of us has come together to celebrate one of our own with a virtual baby shower. Aimée is the editor of Simple Bites, a wildly popular site that focuses on bringing your family together at meal time with real, wholesome food. Simple Bites provides its readers with healthy recipes, fantastic meal plans, and practical tips. This month, Aimée and her husband are expecting a baby girl – turning their family of four into a party of five. Congratulations to Aimée and Danny on your new addition!
Make lunch for the week – Pack ahead and save time! A little planning ahead makes all the difference! Mom of two, Shannon Carino of BentoLunch.net, shows you how: “This is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while, packing lunches on Sunday night for the whole week, and this week, I finally went ahead with it!F&B have a 4 day school week, which meshes well with what I hear a lot of people say–pack 4 lunches, pick a hot lunch on the 5th day. On the other hand, by the time you’ve packed 4 days of lunches, what’s one more? Top 10 Rub Recipes - Most Popular and Best BBQ Rub Recipes These have consistently been the most popular BBQ rub recipes on my site. These rubs pretty much cover everything from pulled pork to brisket and are good enough to make ahead in large quantities to store in the cupboard. So, take a look through these fantastic rub recipes and find a few to your liking. I promise that you won't be disappointed.
Top 13 recipes of 2013 - Running to the Kitchen And just like that, Christmas is over and a new year is 2 days away. Can’t complain much about 2013, my husband got the job he’d been waiting for over 5 years for. Cooking a lot of food, taking pictures of it and sharing it online with you guys became my actual job and I no longer go to bed every night dreading the next work day. I got to visit Maine, Florida and California twice.
Pugliese Pasta and the Art of Making Pasta by Hand: A Lesson with Nonna Vata - Food Lover's Odyssey When I was a little girl, I remember sitting on a stool in the corner of my nonna's kitchen watching her teach my mom how to roll out pasta by hand. In minutes, my grandmother could roll dough around a rolling pin and spin out a thin sheet of pasta; one that almost covered her 8-person table. She never taught me. Her goal was to teach my mom first, and my mom could teach me. My mom never really learned before my nonna passed away. One of my dreams has always been to have an Italian nonna teach me to roll out pasta dough by hand.
Making homemade cream cheese Making homemade cream cheese came about because this year I decided to cook a dish every week that included one specific ingredient, and for that ingredient I chose cream cheese. (I love cream cheese, I think it can be the salvation of any meal. It has been a salvation of many of my favorite meals.) When I announced my intentions on Twitter, I got a reply back from Michael Ruhlman, who constantly asks us to cook our own food. I made my own bacon after seeing his demo at the Blogher Food conference. So I looked up how to make cream cheese. Dinner Rolls Recipe Dinner Rolls Recipe All Recipes | Dessert Recipes | Breakfast Recipes |Appetizer Recipes Makes 12 Rolls Prep time: 1 hrs Cook time: 20 mins Ingredients: 4 cups of All Purpose Flour ¼ oz Package of Rapid Rise Yeast 1/3 cup of Granulated Sugar 1 tsp of Salt 1 cup of Milk, slightly warm 1/3 cup of Unsalted Butter, Softened 3 Egg Yolks 3 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter, melted Process, 1) In a small saucepan, add the milk and butter and warm it just enough until the butter melts (use a candy thermometer to make sure the mixture reaches 120 degrees.)
Osso Buco Slow cooking meats with a lot of connective tissue can transform a usually tough and unpleasant cut into an amazingly succulent masterpiece. Osso buco is a great example of a long braising process that showcases three great flavors and textures - flavorful beef, unctuous gelatin, and savory marrow. Assemble the ingredients: 4 to 6 veal shanks (about 12 ounces each), about 4 cups chicken broth (2 14-ounce cans is good enough), 12 oz. dry white wine (such as a chardonnay), 1 large onion, 1 large carrot, 2 large garlic cloves, 3 bay leaves, 2 medium celery sticks, and a 14.5-oz. can of diced tomatoes (drained). Sometimes getting a hold of veal shanks can be difficult.
How to Make Fried Jalapeno Poppers - Super Bowl Recipes It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home. Today: You don't even have to know the rules of the game to enjoy the year's biggest day in football -- at least not when Molly Yeh's game-changing, Cheeto-crusted, bacon-stuffed jalapeño poppers are involved. Homemade Tortilla Recipe Corn tortillas or tortillas de maíz are a type of Mexican flatbread eaten by themselves or used to make tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. They are great for dipping, scooping and wrapping just about any kind of food and it’s easy to make tortillas at home. People always look at me like I have “m a s o c h i s t” tattooed on my forehead when I tell them I make my own tortillas. Then, when I tell them it’s less work to make them myself than to go and buy them, they conclude that the tattoo actually says “m o r o n”.