I’m the kind of person who will order the same thing at every restaurant and judge the merit of that establishment based on its ability to satisfy me with this dish. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit. But, for someone with a rather adventurous palate, that is kind of a lame thing to do. I like to think though, that it keeps my criticisms consistent and speaks to my love for those particular dishes. I order something simple. Something that I feel should be a staple. For seafood joints,it’s fish and chips. When there’s burger in the title, I order a plain,unadulterated burger without cheese. With ethnic cuisine, I always go with my first and truest love:chicken curry. Read more INDIAN IN THE CUBPOARD:SOUTH INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY …
My Mother posted a link on Facebook on how to use/save herbs they don’t go to waste. Usually I freeze them in ice trays in either water or some kind of stock. But lately I have been making infused simple syrups and using it in baking or on fruit salads,mixed drink etc. I have made basil and thyme,basil and mint and now lemon and rosemary. This week I used the syrup as the sugar for my muffins. I also used homemade Raspberry jam,just to top off the amazingness.
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We now have Maca in bulk!!! YAY!!
It has been known to increase energy,stamina,libido and reduce stress. It is an adaptogen,meaning,it’s important to take over a longer period of time to notice the effects. But stay committed because maca is very nourishing to the pituitary and hypothalmus glands,making it a very hormonally balancing food. Read more Tasty Thursday Treats!! …
Celebrations and food have always been tricky for me. Growing up my father’s family celebrated with feasts,large portions of fairly fattening foods topped off with sweets that made my teeth scream. They celebrated all the Jewish Holidays,every marked holiday on the calendar and me. Every visited was marked by food,and a lot of it. I was taught that food was bountiful and it was my “duty” to eat it and rejoice. When I finally ballooned up to an impressive 280 lbs,the joyfulness of Read more Paleo Week Three…Celebrations and Shifts …
When I started this endeavor of eating Paleo I will admit that I was slightly afraid of the reaction that I would get from the readers. I currently write 3 blogs a week,Meatless Monday (yes,I see the irony) In the Kitchen with Jill,and Tasty Thursday Treats. Among all the blogs that I write my Chicken Shwarma post get the most hits a week, last week an amazing 2339. But in contrast the most comments that I receive,in the negative,have also been when I write about meat. The comments are not personal in nature,they are more about other people’s desire to not eat meat,which I totally support. In my struggle to find balance with my eating disorder,I have walked the road of many Read more Paleo Week 2…Success with a weeeee bit of cheese!! …
I love little food;anything I can pick up with my hand is fun to eat. I think that is why I often like to have appetizers for dinner. Little bits of yummy that make dinner time a fun dining experience. The perfect dinner for me is when I have my family with me laughing together,enjoying each other and sharing. I love when I have my family gathered around the kitchen;it’s very peaceful for me. It doesn’t happen all that often as my daughter works,we work and schedules are messy so it makes those times even more precious. Read more Tasty Thursday Treats……
Goat Cheese Goodness On Cheese Island!
MMMMMMM…..PIZZA!! Pizza is one of those comfort foods where there is never a wrong time to eat it. Spring,Summer,Winter,Fall…all appropriate seasons for pizza. This pizza was sent to me by a friend that just loves rhubarb. At first I was hesitant because of the sweetness factor,but then I saw that there was Chili Goat Cheese on it!! WOO HOO!! Now that’s spectacular.
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This was my dessert last night. I saw this recipe and thought “what the heck!” I am so glad that I did. It was satisfying and not too sweet. Just the way I like it. Also I didn’t have dessert tummy after,you know what I mean…the “oh I really shouldn’t have eaten that”feeling. Delish!
Carrot Cake Colada with Whipped Coconut Cream Read more Tasty Thursday Treats…. …
I love simple,delicious food. I also love the flavor of fresh. I am not sure what that tastes like on your tongue,but on mine it tastes like cucumber. I put fresh sliced cucumber in my water for a refreshing thirst-quenching taste and to trick myself into drinking the proverbial 8 glasses a day. I slide them into my sandwiches for crunch factor and dice them into my salads for extra yumminess. They meld well with almost everything,but the flavor that I crave them with is a bit of acid,like vinegar. Must be why I can eat a whole jar of pickles. Here is a simple Japanese salad that I find satisfies all my cucumber love.
Seaweed and Cucumber Salad
- 4 cups cut wakame soaked for 10 minutes and then rinsed and drained
- 2 cups julienned cucumber
- 1 Tbsp gomasio for garnishing (sesame seed salt )
- 3 Tbsp wheat-free tamari
- 4 Tbsp brown rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp cold pressed sesame oil
- 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp freshly minced ginger
- 3 tsp agave nectar
- Mix together the seaweed and cucumber in a large bowl.
- To make the dressing throw all the ingredients in a blender and pulse a few times until well combined. Or just gently beat with a whisk or fork.
- Toss the dressing through the salad and garnish with some gomasio or plain sesame seeds.
- Serves 8