Sugar, spice and everything nice, including vitamins A, B6, C and Beta-Carotene.The banana doesn't have to be frozen, but it's a quick way to make a cold smoothie without dealing with ice. Just peel the banana and wrap it in foil, then put in the freezer overnight.
Soaking overnight makes this the best oatmeal you've ever had! Created for the Ready Set Cook! Contest #10, the ingredients have been updated based on the reviewers' suggestions that it was too sweet, but feel free to increase the sugar and syrup to 1/2 cup each if you prefer a cake-like sweetness. This saves wonderfully in the refrigerator and can be cut in "oatmeal-to-go" pieces after chilling.
A fresh hearty soup, studded with pretty red azuki beans and just a hint of fragrant five spice. Salty, chewy sesame shiitakes“adorn” the soup and pull all the flavors together. Prepping the squash may be a hassle, but after that it goes together fast. From Post Punk Kitchen.
Tips: Acorn squash is a pain to peel. The best way is to cut them in half and seed them then cut them into slices (3/4 inch in this case). Use a paring knife to slice off the skin then cut as per the recipe.
To remove the seeds from the pear, peel and slice in half, then use a measuring teaspoon to scoop them out.
Millet is an ancient African staple food, always served soft enough to eat with the fingers. In this recipe from "The New Whole Grains Cookbook", you infuse the grains with spices and aromatics before cooking for maximum flavor, and the sauteing step helps keep the grains separate. The brilliant golden millet can be replaced with quicker-cooking whole wheat couscous or even rice. The cooking time doesn't include chilling time.
According to "The Art of Spanish Cooking" where I found this recipe, sherry does miraculous things to orange juice. In the USA, this drink is called a Spanish screwdriver. In Spain, a dry sherry would be used, but sweeter types are also good. Any convenient proportions can be used, and a combination of orange juice and soda can be substituted for the juice.
Delicious – a veggie pizza that meat eaters will actually love! The Mediterranean flavors and cheeses make it filling without the traditionally overwhelming “healthy” garden taste. If you chop and marinate the vegetables in advance, dinner can be ready in just 15 minutes. Now that’s a blessing from the Greek Gods!
A merienda is a kind of high tea, common throughout Spain, taken between 5 and 6 p.m. In the provinces of the Basque country, according to "The Classic Cooking of Spain," ardangozatza is a drink that is typically enjoyed throughout the meal.
I was surprised to see this traditional Southern drink wasn't already posted here, except alcoholic and low sugar versions. These refreshing drinks are popular at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament.
By Ellie Krieger, as featured in her book "The Food You Crave" and also in Fitness Magazine. Three-bean salad gets an exciting Asian twist, made with a trio of legumes all commonly used in the Far East: green beans, edamame and black beans. The dressing is sweet and tangy just as in the traditional recipe, but this one, inspired by Chinese duck sauce, gets its sweetness from apricot preserves and has a zingy hint of fresh ginger.
Fermented black beans are found in Asian markets and once you buy them, they last pretty much forever! Also called salted black beans, they're used in the black bean chicken you order from Chinese take-out and has a much different flavor than the Mexican type of black beans. From chef Fuchsia Dunlop with my addition of some red pepper for color! Also check out my review of Recipe#247607.
According to The Florida Keys Cookbook, where I found this recipe, the Bahamians held the conch in mystical regard, believing its consumption enhanced male potency. They brought the recipe with them when they immigrated to the Florida Keys.
France meets French Polynesia! Exotic coconut, banana and cinnamon island flavors complement the rich creamy, buttery, orange staples of the French countryside. This is an easy breakfast or brunch meal since it's all made the day before (the 12 hours passive cooking time is when it sits in the refrigerator overnight). Serve it directly from the baking dish...no syrup or butter needed!
Ah, the comforting feeling of a big pot of chicken and dumplings on the stove! Enjoy an Asian twist with a lighter sweet and sour style broth and dim sum dumplings. Easy to make and flavorful! I have updated this recipe to reflect changes graciously suggested by expert RSC#9 contest reviewers.
The perfect Spanish tapas! These disappear quickly at parties; there's something about the mix of flavors that becomes addictive. You control the heat: the more red pepper flakes you use, the spicier it will be! This hors d'oeuvre is best when it marinates at least two or three days.
This peppery, arugula-topped three-cheese pizza is served at Pizza Bianco in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their recipe calls for 4 oz thinly sliced prosciutto on the top at the very end, but this vegetarian version is so very good - you won't miss the meat. The garlic paste is the most important ingredient; you can buy it pre-made but your house will smell great if you make your own (See Recipe#73710).