Quinoa 101 – What is Quinoa? Quinoa is a wonderful thing…once you figure out how to pronounce it, so let’s start there. Keen-wah. Keen-wah. Now you try…Perfect! Quinoa is an ancient grain. Nope, despite the fact that quinoa is referred to as a whole grain, it’s actually a seed of a plant called goosefoot. → Hungry for more?
I know how to party. Seriously, when I’m not sharing tips, tools, techniques and recipes here, it’s my job. IRL I own a personal chef service and in the 12 years since I started I’ve helped hundreds of clients entertain at home and I’ve seen and cooked it all. A cocktail party paying homage → Hungry for more?
Cucumber and tomato are a summertime staple around here. My husband would eat cucumbers in some form or fashion with every meal if he had his way. And I can’t blame him. They’re crisp, refreshing and cool and with just a pinch of salt and pepper they’re the perfect warm weather snack. Growing up, → Hungry for more?
I see you, Rio. Hosting these Olympics like a boss. With your Ipanema and your medals and your Copa-Copacabana (the hottest spot north of Havana) and such. And let’s not forget your Cachaça and Caipirinhas. Cachaça…Caipirinha Cachaça is a Brazilian alcohol made from fermented and distilled fresh sugarcane juice and the hallmark ingredient in → Hungry for more?
Peter Rabbit was on to something. For reals. Remember that time he lifted those radishes from Mr. McGregor’s garden? After his mom specifically told him not to go there? He did all that for radishes. You read that right. When that cute little bunny decided to live a life of crime, turn himself into → Hungry for more?
Mangoes – they’re not just for your salsas, salads and fruit plates anymore! I’ve blended them up with a dash of ginger and frozen lemonade concentrate for a super fast, super refreshing Mango Ginger Lemonade. (That’s it up there. Isn’t is pretty?) Mango 101 – How to Tell When Mangoes are Ripe The key → Hungry for more?
Coconut Milk is a white, milky (duh) liquid made by simmering shredded coconut flesh in water. The flavor from the coconut seeps into the water and once the shredded coconut is strained away, you’re left with coconut milk. As the milk sits, a thick, creamy substance rises to the surface – coconut cream. If you’ve → Hungry for more?