This is the perfect entrée for a holiday dinner for two. Complete the meal with sautéed green beans and wild mushrooms and a wild-rice pilaf with chopped fresh parsley and hazelnuts. For dessert? Chocolate mousse topped with rum-spiked whipped cream and chopped crystallized ginger.
According to Chinese legend, deliciously rich black forbidden rice was considered so rare and nutritious that only the emperor was allowed to eat it. Now you can find it in some grocery store and health food stores. You can mix the components together and bake as a casserole or serve individually. Adapted from Delicious Living magazine.
A basic recipe for homemade vanilla extract, with a variation using sweetener, to make it taste more like store bought vanilla. Corn syrup or sugar helps extract and develop the flavor from the vanilla pods (corn syrup dissolves more easily).
Using a variety of vanilla pods (Madagascar, Indonesia, Tahitian, Mexican) will produce a vanilla extract with a much more complex flavor and aroma. Try using Madagascar pods as a base, adding Tahitian and Mexican pods for additional flavor/fragrance notes.
Vodka is used most often(you can also use rum or brandy) because it usually has the hightest alcohol content. You can double or triple this recipe.
Earthiness from Italy's beloved porcini mushrooms, sweetness of onions and the sharp perfume of sage spell an awesome risotto! Sometimes I add cooked asparagus to the risotto towards the end of cooking. Adapted from Williams and Sonoma Collection: Risotto.
A wonderful way to use leftover roasted salmon! Serve roasted salmon in the beginning of the week, making enough to have leftovers. Then a few days later, serve this delicious meal! Adapted from Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller,Method's of Heat.
We are all exposed to winter sneezes and snuffles(sniffles). This wonderful tea will help you stay healthy! Adapted from The Great American Detox Cookbook, by Alex Jamieson. She made up this recipe to help her husband detox when he ate a fast food diet for a month and filmed it. It will help digest meals more fully and to boost immune systems. It has anti-depression ingredients, antiviral and antibacterial ingredients, relaxing ingredients and it tastes so yummy! The ginger is warming and an immune enhancer. The licorice root is antiviral, antibacterial, and fights depression. The cinnamon has digestive support, and is useful for diabetes. The parsley is a digestive aid. The lemon balm is relaxing and aromatic and the clove is warming and a digestive aid. Enjoy!
Walnuts, feta, and lemon in the filling, and sweet, juicy currants in the tomato sauce, fragrant with sherry and cinnamon. All this adds up to an anything but bland zucchini dish, true to its Greek lineage. Straight from the Moosewood Restaraunt New Classic cookbook! Serve this with a crisp cucumber salad and some Provencal Olives, Braised Olives in Tomato Sauce, or Kalamata Olives with Roasted Garlic for a meal that is complete! Enjoy!
You have most of the ingredients in your pantry! Just pick up some artichoke hearts, a lemon and a juicy orange and you'll be all set to make this yummy soup! Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook.