Sometimes, well most often, it is not the message itself but who delivers it that determines if it will be heard or taken seriously. Yes, there is definitely increase in chatter regarding food and health issues, especially as we are faced with the possibility of a declining life expectancy in the United States.
Everyone’s grandmother was right. Eat your veggies.
But when Mark Bittman, bestselling cookbook author, food critic for the New York Times and television personality makes statements like [...]
Like bananas, I have a habit of buying way too many thinking that I will munch on them sporadically. For the most part, I do pretty well, trying to keep the doctor away. But for some reason, perhaps working too much has taken a toll on my ability to deplete my stash. So I have WAY too many apples.
When all else fails, bake. Then perhaps you can say, with a grin, [...]
Today is Mother’s Day and I can’t see anything more fitting than honoring where I was born: Lima, Peru. Land of the Incas, the delicious Lucuma, Machu Picchu, arid beaches, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines and a huge part of my cultural heritage, the food of Peru is rich, varied, and unmatched. The three major geographical regions, Costa, Sierra y Selva (Coast, Highlands and Jungle) create a diversity of traditions, natural resources [...]
Do you ever pass the section in the produce where a large selection of dried whatevers are displayed somewhat neglected by most of the buying public and wonder what cooks do with them? I mean, does anyone every buy them? Have they been there for years?
Well, honestly, I could not give a crap. It seems most of the things I cook require fresh ingredients, and all but one time, I have been [...]
Perhaps this breakfast isn’t as testosterone filled manly Ahnold Schwarzenegger-esque as yesterday’s Porcini Spinach Omelet with stuff, but I was in the mood for something just as hearty that would appeal to my sweet tooth. After all, those of you that know me, I go from animaniac type insanity to quiet but troublesome introspection like an unsuspecting cream filled something [...]
It is my goal to disperse a myriad of myths about vegan food:
It is NOT rabbit food (and we do not eat rabbit)
It is NOT dainty, refined, or even arrogant
It is NOT boring, flavorless or bland
It is NOT veggie protein attempting to pose as meat like a bad drag queen
It is NOT the kind – like some MSG laden chinese food – that 30 minutes later you will [...]
Quiche of Kugel? I can’t really tell but it doesn’t really matter as this recipe tastes heavenly coupled with a glass of wine. Using beans and tofu as a velvety base, the quinoa pearls are beautifully balanced with the custard, spinach and mushrooms. Serve with a light salad, your favorite gravy or sauce and pour yourself a generous glass of vino, just like Julia would.
Real men eat quiche, and real mean are vegan. Perhaps we eat quiche with the pinky [...]
Nothing says American country fare than chicken fried chicken. In this video, learn how to make basic seitan and two great variations including a vegan version of KFC’s Double Down. Think you are up to the challenge?
Yes, and it is sinfully disturbing just like the original (minus the animal of course). I was wondering embarking in a vegan donut making party just so I could use them as “bread” and be just like Paula Dean, only vegan. The experiment began [...]
Carbs have become evil in our society. They are the main cause of obesity, problems with the economy, the downfall of Enron, and of course, they are at the center of the ongoing healthcare debate. There are recent allegations that carbs were indeed responsible for causing Tiger Woods to have repeated faithfulness slips, caused Israel to ban the iPad as well as being directly [...]
Nothing says American comfort food like a thick slice of meat loaf served over mashed potatoes with gravy. This incredible alternative takes advantage of the high protein content OF quinoa to create a rich version with wild mushrooms and spinach.
So you have been cooking quinoa. Quinoa with this, quinoa with that, quinoa stuffed whatever, and quinoa baked with anything. There is a somewhat high probability that indeed, you have quinoa leftovers in lovely containers lining your colorful (hopefully) refrigerator. So [...]