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Showing posts with label food blogs. Show all posts
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

A Fall Neapolitan Style Dinner | jovinacooksitalian (Reblog)

Have you ever found a food blogger or food blog that is undeniably magnificent? Several years back I came across this woman's blog and am so happy to find that it is still being published. Her posts not only have great recipes but great food history too!


This one that is being shared as a reblog is perfect because it's for the fall season and it's about Italy, one of those places on my bucket list of "Places to Visit".  Will likely never realize that dream but dreaming about it is a wonderful thing.

Dream Italian?  Think Italian.  Be Italian!


The post begins by giving the reader a quick history of Neopolitan cuisine.  Neopolitan is a cuisine?  Only ever knew it to be a flavor for ice-cream!  In 3 short paragraphs, she took me from ancient Greece and Rome to modern-day Italy and the United States.  Then she set forth an entire Neopolitan dinner, recipes and all, from the first course to the dessert.  Of course, I skipped the courses and went straight to the dessert.  But that's just me!  :)


This blog post is dated 2013.  Liked it then.  Like it now!  The image from her post is an Italian Apple cake.  Isn't it gorgeous?!!

 




  • Italian Treasures - Moon Valley Sardinia (jovinacooksitalian.com)

  • Mediterranean Recipes for Lunchtime (jovinacooksitalian.com)

  • Deliciously Easy Upside Down Apple Cake (yumgoggle.com)

  • Top 10 Most Delicious Foods in the World 2016(themeshnews.com)



  • imagens_frutas_decoupage3   * Image of apples found here.

    Celebrate National Apple Month in October  (or any month! 🍏)




    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Foodie Friday : Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel (Reblog)

    ** Food trivia:  "Falafel was originally made with fava beans and continues to be made that way in Egypt and other Arab countries, but Israeli falafel is made from chickpeas."  


    Personally, I am sort of glad the recipe was modified.  Ever since the character Hannibal Lecter - played by Sir Anthony Hopkins - made that comment about fava beans in the movie "Silence of The Lambs", the beans just don't look the same on my plate.

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    Falafel restaurant in Nazareth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


    "A falafel sandwich is truly an exceptional taste experience!”


    Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel | toriavey.com


    Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel


    Falafel is a traditionally Arab food. The word falafel may descend from the Arabic word falāfil, a plural of the word filfil, meaning "pepper." These fried vegetarian fritters are often served along with hummus, and tahini sauce (known as a "falafel plate.") They're also great served with toum, a Middle Eastern garlic sauce.

    "Why is it we never focus on the things that unite us, like falafel?" - New Yorker Cartoon
    "Why is it we... David Sipress Allposters.com







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    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Food Blog Spotlight: Tofu is the New Black on Tumblr

    So glad such a thing as a spotlight was invented. The concept or idea of shining a light on something or someone worthy of being noticed comes in handy when you find a fantabulous food blog like “Tofu is the New Black”. 

    My foodie adventures around the web often either begin here at this blog or at my complementary Tumblr micro-blog. Was scanning the posts stream and came across this amazing blog. Fortunately the publisher, “Irene”, introduces herself in both Italian and English. (No problem if she didn't. I keep my Google translator at the ready! ☺ ) 



    Irene is a vegan and not only does she share great vegan recipes but the food images at her blog show off some of the prettiest food I've ever seen!  She scours the web and recycles recipes, cooking tips, healthcare tips, charts displaying food alternatives or substitutes, infographics, and other food finds.  She is PRO-Green and extremely environmentally conscious (as we all should be).  Her posts date back to August 2015. Got so excited just browsing January 2017, decided her food / foodie adventures needed to be shared with others.

    Are you a tofu lover?
    Do you have a favorite tofu recipe?

    Please comment below. 



    Pretty food!
    http://happy-tofu.tumblr.com/post/135333234655/httphappy-tofutumblrcom



    Healthcare Tips!
    http://happy-tofu.tumblr.com/post/135333574570/httphappy-tofutumblrcom



    Cheese Lovers!
    http://happy-tofu.tumblr.com/post/135134167665/lemon-cranberry-pistachio-cashew-cheese-ball



    Healthy Ways to Satisfy the Munchies!
    http://happy-tofu.tumblr.com/post/125921885985/10-vegan-snacks-for-your-desk





    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now | One Green Planet (Reblog)

    So happy to be learning more and more about world cuisine; especially India food and the spices used in various dishes. Found this blog post and have to reblog. Wouldn't be right to keep this cooking wisdom to myself.  😊

    The best thing is that I love all of these spices and they can be easily be purchased via my online spice shop or probably at your local grocery store, depending on where you live.


    Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now | One Green Planet


    OGP specializes in vegan recipes.
     More from One Green Planet.


    Tips and Tricks to Use Turmeric in the Kitchen

    Turmeric is potent stuff, and it has made a recent bang on the "Let food by thy medicine" scene. It's no wonder really, as the bright orange spice has serious anti-inflammatory properties that have garnered it attention as a natural preventative and/or treatment for things like arthritis, assorted cancers and Alzheimer's, to name but a few.

    Peach Jalebi: Indian Funnel Cake [Vegan] - Made with Saffron and Cardamon

    1 cups sugar; 1/2 cup water; 1/2 cup peach juice; 4-5 saffron strands; 1 teaspoon ground cardamom; A pinch of orange food coloring (optional) ...


    Spicing It Up with Cumin: Health Benefits, Tips, and Recipes

    Cumin, an oblong seed with ridges and a yellow-brown color, has been used since ancient times in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. It originated in Egypt and belongs to the same family as caraway, parsley, and dill.


    Why Ginger-fication of our Food Is a Good Thing

    Ginger is a wonderful thing. It's highly medicinal, known to combat stomach ailments of all kinds and has anti-inflammatory properties said to rival any non-steroidal drug in its treatment of muscle and joint pain.
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Can You Guess the Healthiest Cuisines in the World?

    Dear Blog Readers and Subscribers:

    Missed me?  LOL. ☺❤  
    I chilled out a bit for the 4th of July holiday but I have been (and still am) kind of busy with my various home biz projects.  Publishing this short post so that my readers know this is blog is still being maintained.




    Found an interesting article today at Spices, Inc. that lists the 8 Healthiest Cuisines in the World.

    It was no surprise to me that California Cuisine was on the list. I am a little upset that Caribbean cuisine did not make the list. But I understand. ☺ As to why kosher Jewish food isn't Number 1 on the list?  Your guess is as good as mine. 

    JUST FOR FUN!

    Before you check the official list at Spices, Inc., write down YOUR LIST of world cuisines that you think should be on this list and then compare to see if you guessed right!




    8 Healthiest Cuisines in the World


    Learn all about the 8 healthiest cuisines in the world ...


    California Cuisine - History, Features and Fun Facts


    Each bullet point presented below has been explored in much further detail by fellow freelance writer Om Paramapoonya and presented in an article titled: The term "California cuisine" was first used by food critics and magazine editors. California has diverse agriculture and people.


    What Jew Wanna Eat - This Ain't Yo Bubbe's Blog


    These Kofta Stuffed Dates from Millennial Kosher are a little sweet, a little salty, and make the perfect appetizer! If you like meat wrapped in more meat, then do I have a treat for you! Boy ...


    World Cuisine: Great Recipes from Around the World (and Texas)


    A handy reference list. Descriptive list of the different and popular dishes from the Philippines that every Filipino family have enjoyed cooking and serving on their dinner table. A Taste of the Caribbean: Make Jamaican Patties for Supper! This is a great recipe for authentic tasting Jamaican Patties; delicious golden pastry filled with curried beef and spices.


    Indian Food - Myth or Fact


    Do you like Indian food? I do! Although must admit, had to acquire a taste for it. My first time trying a so-called authentic Indian dish was at one of those American mall-type food courts, where there are all kinds of restaurants for you to choose from.


    Food Blog Spotlight: Tofu is the New Black on Tumblr


    So glad such a thing as a spotlight was invented. The concept or idea of shining a light on something or someone worthy of being noticed comes in handy when you find a like " fantabulous food blog Tofu is the New Black ".


    Vegan and Vegetarian Blogs: The Flaming Vegan


    Many celebrities have gone the way of the vegan. to name just two (see "Links of Interest" below). Taking the leap and plunging myself into a vegan diet would be unrealistic. Taking baby steps toward modifying my diet to incorporate vegan food into my meals is a much more reasonable and sensible approach.

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Foodie Friday : Falooda, An Indian Dessert

    Shining my foodie Friday spotlight on Falooda. 

    It's an Indian dessert. Friends in a forum introduced me to this dessert. Ingredients (for the picture below): Mango, Jelly, Basil Seed, Vermicelli, Tapioca Pearls, Condensed Milk, Rose Syrup and Vanilla Ice Cream. There are, of course, recipe variations (see below). Most ingredients you can probably get from your local grocery stores like mango, jelly, condensed milk, and vanilla ice cream. But you may want to shop online for Tapioca Pearls, Basil Seed, and Rose Syrup.

    Ever try this dessert?




           

















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    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Cake Loving Finds on My Instagram

    One good thing leads to another. Started my day scrolling through posts by Tumblr bloggers that I follow. One blogger who loves French inspiration and French inspired things led me to a vintage picture of petit fours. From there the web opened its doors and I found these gorgeous cakes. Shared first via my Instagram account. But since some of my Food Ways subscribers don't follow me via social media, I'm resharing the content here. Please enjoy.



    Chocolate Truffle Cream Cake Half kg | Gift Happy New Year Cakes Half kg - Ferns N Petals ~ http://bit.ly/2GQkNUY ~ #guiltypleasure #foodanddrink #gourmet #cakelovers #desserts #cakedelivery #truffles #gourmetfood #giftideas #MothersDay #gifts #chocolate and #cherries #affiliatelinks ~ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhardn7F5dz/




    #French #inspiration ~ Found this lovely photo posted by pretty-sweet-vintage on @Tumblr. #CoolTumblrs #Iheart #vintage ~ #prettyfood #foodlovers #desserts #sweettreats #pastel #pink #sweet #petitfours #chic * * Source link: http://pretty-sweet-vintage.tumblr.com/post/172834963196/petit-fours ~ https://www.instagram.com/p/BhjqBbKF1xz/




    #Springflowers Chocolate daffodils ~ Photo credit: Erin Gardner for thecakeblog.com ~ #cakelovers #flowers #flowerlovers #chocolate #chocolate ~ #prettyfood #foodlovers #desserts #sweettreats #foodart ~ Where to find more @thecakeblog * * Source link: http://thecakeblog.com/2015/03/diy-chocolate-daffodils.html ~ https://www.instagram.com/p/BhjqXEIl_Gw/



    “Cupcake Cafe is a classic cake experience, the go-to for gorgeous buttercream flower- embellished cakes.” #birthdays #cakelovers #flowers #flowerlovers ~ #prettyfood #foodlovers #desserts #sweettreats #foodart ~ Where to find more @stylebeatblog * * Source link: http://www.stylebeatblog.com/home-blog/ylebeatblog.com/2010/04/birthdays.html ~ https://www.instagram.com/p/BhjqhrZl_MK/



    Friday, January 5, 2018

    Honey Chai Cake Recipe | Arabic Food (Reblog)

    Are you curious about global flavors?  You have wanderlust but can't wander too far because your travel budget is extremely limited?  Describing myself, of course.  My travel adventures are accomplished mainly through the Internet and television.  Was watching a TV cooking show and the host asked one of his guests who was a world traveler, which part of the world had the "best food" (in his opinion).  He said he enjoyed food prepared in the Middle East.  

    Image credit:  Arabic Food I, photo by Victor Maia, found at Flickr.com
    Arabic Food I

    Connecting the dots.  

    Several months back, began using the Google+ collections feature to maintain a collection of posts and links related to World Cuisine.  In the process, stumbled across the Arabic Food Recipes blog.  My husband and kids are turned on to chai tea. Even though I am a coffee fiend, having been encouraged by them to try a cup, it's very easy to understand why they are chai tea lovers.  At the aforementioned food blog found a cake recipe and thought to myself:

    • 'Chai tea is delicious. Why not chai cake?'  
    (See link shared below.)

    Here is another thing to note about this blog.  When many of us are enjoying the holiday season, we say "Happy Holidays" to others.  Why?  It's not to be anti-Christmas.  America is a diverse nation.  Some folks do not celebrate Christmas.  But they do celebrate a holiday!  This blog has holiday recipes for Christmas, EID, and Ramadan.  Cool huh?



    Honey Chai Cake Recipe

    Honey Chai Cake Recipe

    A delicious honey cake with tea, covered with vanilla and white chocolate icing, no one can resist it! Shaikha - founder of "When Shaikha Cooks" blog - prepared for you this unique recipe, to prepare it easily, especially for when you're expecting friends.




    Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma recipe


    “There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the kitchen on Christmas day while all your guests are enjoying themselves outside, so this DIY lamb shawarma recipe is the perfect solution. ...”

    Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma recipe

    The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma.




    Eid Kaak with Dates Recipe


    Eid Kaak with Dates Recipe

    Cooking time: 20 minutes servings: 100 Ingredients Dough: 2 cups very hot margarine7 cups flour2 tsp smell of kaak (special kaak spices)2 tbsp toasted sesame1/2 cup warm water1 tbsp yeast 1 tsp sugar1/2 cup milk Stuffing: 500 grams Ajwa (dates)1 tsp cinnamon For garnish: Fine powder sugar Directions 1.




    Eggplant With Lamb, Tomato and Pine Nuts Recipe


    “ … this traditional Lebanese dish is made for celebratory meals and gatherings.

    Eggplant With Lamb, Tomato and Pine Nuts Recipe

    With its layers of golden eggplant, cinnamon-scented lamb, and sweet tomato sauce topped with melted cheese, this traditional Lebanese dish is made for celebratory meals and gatherings. Even better, it's just as good served warm or room temperature as it is hot from the oven.




    Saturday, December 30, 2017

    Vegan and Vegetarian Blogs: The Flaming Vegan

    Many celebrities have gone the way of the vegan. Common and Miley Cyrus to name just two (see "Links of Interest" below). Taking the leap and plunging myself into a vegan diet would be unrealistic. Taking baby steps toward modifying my diet to incorporate vegan food into my meals is a much more reasonable and sensible approach. That's why it gives me great pleasure to shine the spotlight on:




    The publishers describe their site as a “vegan and vegetarian blogging extravaganza”. Not only does this food blog provide recipes, but also answers to questions that didn't even cross my mind. Should have asked. Just didn't know any better. 


    Here are few selected posts that ought to get you curious to know more. You may end up scratching your head and wondering why you're not already converted. Somebody preached the vegan gospel to rappers and they're repenting! :)



    Starting off with a holiday recipe since it's the holiday season. 



    Links of Interest:




    The Best Vegan Holiday Cookies. Seriously.




    The Best Vegan Holiday Cookies. Seriously.

    Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Nothing says fall like pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin bread, pumpkin popcorn, pumpkin flavored nuts, ice cream, oreos, granola bars; you name it! How about some vegan marshmallow stuffed pumpkin cookies? We usually go to Trader Joe's once a week.



     


    Four Great Online Resources for Vegans




    Four Great Online Resources for Vegans

    All vegans, whether new or veteran, may have questions from time to time, such as whether a household item contains animal products or where they can buy their favourite dairy-free desserts. Luckily, answers need not be far away. Whilst a number of detailed...



     

    How Does The Change of Life Affect Vegan Women?




    How Does The Change of Life Affect Vegan Women?

    I am sure it won't be news to anyone following a purely plant-based diet that this regime benefits your health in numerous ways. However, there is one particular health perk of being vegan which may be quite a surprise to most people, as it was to me...



     

    4 Fantastic Ways to Get All the Vitamins You Need




    4 Fantastic Ways to Get All the Vitamins You Need

    Whether you are a vegan for ethical reasons or dietary concerns, the bottom line is that you would like to be the healthiest vegan that you can. There is a common misconception that those who follow a vegan diet do not get enough essential vitamins and...



     

    Your Quick Guide to Vegan Baking Substitutes




    Your Quick Guide to Vegan Baking Substitutes

    This article is designed to help new vegans and anyone else interested in reducing their consumption of animal products. It presents easy and effective alternatives to common ingredients such as dairy products and eggs in baking. If you are new to ...



     

    Getting Picky Eaters to Eat with the Rainbow Method




    Getting Picky Eaters to Eat with the Rainbow Method

    I don't know about you, but I have picky eaters in my house. Oh, they're better now than they used to be, but back when they were small, mealtimes were battles to be fought. Many parents today face the same issue and it can be a big one. At one point...



     





    Monday, November 13, 2017

    From My Own Kitchen: Pomegranate Milkshake (Reblog)

    Years back started a pinboard dedicated to pomegranates. (See board description below.) Pinned this post and I am also reblogging and sharing a number of posts found at this wonderful blog.







    Check out my collection of POMEGRANATES on Pinterest  (Recipes, products made with pomegranates, pomegranates in art, etc.)
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    DESCRIPTION:  Pomegranates: wonder fruit; super food; delicious! ~ Researched the history of this exquisite exotic wonderful fruit and fell in love with it! ~ As if the crimson red color were not enough to make me hopelessly devoted. ~ Now on a mission to find and share all things foodie for this fruity delight! ~ http://wizzley.com/exotic-fruit-pomegranates/ ~ Board maintained by http://everydayspices.webs.com/




    Do You Know the Truth About Pomegranates? Take a fun quiz.

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