Showing posts with label food blogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food blogs. Show all posts

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...



 





Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Fall Neapolitan Style Dinner | jovinacooksitalian (Reblog)

Have you ever found a food blogger or food blog that is undeniably magnificent? Several years back, 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.



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(jovinacooksitalian.com)

  • Mediterranean Recipes for Lunchtime | jovinacooksitalian(jovinacooksitalian.com)

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

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



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    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/




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    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Duck with Star Anise Broth – Chef Kevin Ashton

    Facebook Memories informed that I shared this recipe over a year ago. Have only had one food-tasting experience with duck. Wish I could have had more. But that one experience was more than enough to condition me. Now every time I see a duck recipe, I start salivating. A recipe like this one.




    English: Ilicium verum, Schisandraceae, Star A...
    English: Ilicium verum, Schisandraceae, Star Anise, Atar Aniseed, Badiane, Chinese Star Anise, fruits. The dried ripe fruits are used in homeopathy as remedy: Anisum stellatum (Anis.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    The spice star anise is distilled to make star...
    The spice star anise is distilled to make star anise oil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



    SPICE SPOTLIGHT: Star Anise

    Widely used in Chinese and Indian cuisine, this whole spice resembles anise in flavor. Some stars may be broken and not entirely whole.


    See also: SPICE SPOTLIGHT: Peppercorns






    World Cuisine : Potatoes or Rice? Rice! It Has Jewels!!

    Potatoes are wonderful food.  There is no limit to the recipes for preparing them.  But if one were to ask me about rice.  I would say the same thing.  If someone were to ask me to choose between a potato dish and a rice dish, I would have to go with this rice dish.  How could I resist?  It so pretty and exotic!  Plus.  It has jewels!


    Persian Jeweled Rice is a spectacular rice pilaf topped with colorful gem-like fruits and nuts ~ this popular wedding dish is a celebration in itself!




    More rice dishes you'll love just as much!

    This rice dish has cranberries is a perfect American Thanksgiving side dish. Don't you think so?

    PERSIAN CRANBERRY RICE PILAF | littlespicejar.com








    Rosh Hashanah Sweet Basmati Rice with Carrots & Raisins | mayihavethatrecipe.com




    Your Kids Are Going To LOVE These 4 Fried Rice Ideas | buzzfeed.com

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Michelle Wibowo's Sugar Art Is More Than Precious!

    Don't you love it and hate it when food is too pretty to eat?

    I have a dilemma. I'm torn.

    On the one hand, I hate to waste food.

    On the other hand, I love art! I especially love this woman's art!

    Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gatchet in Jelly Belly Beans


    Michelle Wibowo's sugar art is more than precious! (Pun intended.) It's priceless, inimitable and probably very delicious.


    I say “probably” because personally, I would not dare eat any of it. I couldn't! I would just keep staring at it!!

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    Several years back I wrote an article about J. R. R. Tolkien, and in the process of doing the research came across this lady, Michelle Wibowo, who does sugar art. (Official website.)

    This woman won a Gold Award at ICHF Cake International for her creation of Gollum in sugar art form. You know Gollum? The character from Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings”. The one who says “My precious!”.

    Ms. Wibowo's artwork is unbelievable.


    Although to describe her work as "unbelievable" is an understatement. However, it's extremely difficult to come up with an accurate word or phrase to help you visualize her finished works.

    I could say indescribably unbelievable masterpieces!


    That's still inadequate. Once you've seen one or more of her completed works of art, you'll think that it deserves much much much much much much more commendation. Also, like me, you won't want to eat it. You'll likely keep staring at it and thinking: Is that really edible?! (O.o)

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    Ms. Mibowo was asked to make a birthday cake for a little girl who got to pick what she wanted her cake to be. The little girl wanted a recreation of the Yellow Brick Road and the characters from the Wizard of Oz. You should see this extreme cake!



    Image credit: Found on Twitter. Follow @michellesugart




    Michelle Wibowo's "Wizard Of Oz Mural Birthday Cake" Extreme Cake Makers


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    Related Links:

    "FEATURED ARTIST: MICHELLE WIBOWO." MFS - The Many Faces of Art and Design. N.p., 16 Oct. 2012. Web. 10 May 2017.

    "Artist Profile: Michelle Wibowo, Michelle Sugar Art Ltd." InsideSUSSEX. Sideways Media Ltd., 26 May 2016. Web. 10 May 2017. "Michelle Wibowo, founder of Michelle Sugar Art Ltd, creates award-winning sugar and cake sculptures with incredible precision and realism."

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    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Foodie Friday : Recipes | Desserts | Pineapple Stuffing and More!

    This week's Foodie Friday spotlight is pineapple!  Pineapple is included with a list of refreshing super foods we should eating during the summer.  

    This recipe at mostlyhomemademom.com, is typically prepared during the Christmas holiday season but it's a treat that should be enjoyed whenever you have a craving for something delicious and sweet!  For me that's all year round!  What about you?



    Holiday Stuffing
    For any day of the year.

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    Best 20 "Pineapple Stuffing" Ideas on Pinterest



    More Pineapple Delights from Around the Web













    Fredericksburg Farms Salsa Express 
    ~ Offering a wide variety of salsas from traditional to exotic. The pineapple salsas are very popular!




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    Monday, June 5, 2017

    Perfect Gift for the High School Graduate Who is Off to College - A Cookbook!

    A Cookbook? For a college student? Am I nuts?

    No. No I am not. During my freshman year or first year of college, I was fortunate because I had a meal plan. As long as I got to the cafeteria before closing time, I didn't starve! But for my remaining 3 years at the university, I lived in an on-campus apartment and my roommates (friends I made when I was just a freshman who lived in the apartments) loved to cook!! The Chinese-Jamaican guy who lived in the apartment above ours always had good smelling coming out of his kitchen! His specialty was curry chicken. 

    But before I get too far down memory lane and forget why I am writing this post, let me get back on track. The purpose of this post is to recommend a cookbook for a student you know who is heading off to college, already in college, getting ready to graduate from college. In fact, this cookbook is great for anybody!!!


    Gift Idea found at Fabulous Ideas For Graduation Gifts - Daily Two Cents

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    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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    "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.



    Falafel restaurant in Nazareth
    Falafel restaurant in Nazareth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


    "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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