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Creating in the Kitchen

on Mon, 06/08/2009 - 13:30

I finally decided to make my title/header a bit more fun and creative, and did it last night in the kitchen. Coming up this week : medicinal wines and oysters.

Crumply Celeriac

on Tue, 05/26/2009 - 13:30

If you are still craving a starch but don't want it to be so heavy like potatoes or pasta now that it's getting warmer out, then celeriac is the answer to all your starchy but light desires.

What Your Grandma Knows

on Thu, 05/21/2009 - 13:30

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I have undertaken a passion project for you folks and for myself!

Chinese Grocery Trip

on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 13:30

I still owe you all a post on nopales which is going to be up tonight, but in the meantime I thought I'd share the pictures from my jaunt with La Donna Tittle (from the cooking show "Cooking With Tittle") to the Chinese grocery store in North Chicago

Hibiscus for Hypertension

on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 10:30

The flower Hibiscus sabdariffa, also known as flor de Jamaica in Spanish, is not only delicious but also incredibly medicinally beneficial. I drank this flower tea growing up in Thailand...

Building with Black Beans

on Tue, 05/12/2009 - 12:30

Some of you may be happy to know that black beans are medicinal in many interesting ways. One of those ways is something I've mentioned here before and will likely keep mentioning, they are good for your blood.

Bloody Beets

on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 18:30

It wasn't a nutrition class or a teacher or even a chef who truly made me lust for beets, but rather the writer Tom Robbins in his book about the quest for immortality in Jitterbug Perfume. I read this wonderful book at some point during college and

Beef Noodle Soup - good for your blood & digestion!

on Tue, 04/21/2009 - 02:07

I owe the inspiration to cook this at home to my friend Enisha - before this I always enjoyed eating Thai beef noodles, but I had never made them at home and I loved making a plethora of other noodles. Now beef noodle soup is at the top of my noodle dishes when having a noodle attack! Since the weather is still slightly cool and it's very important to eat warm foods when it's cold outside to protect your digestion, I am still making soups. In the middle of winter I'll tend towards a more hearty stew, but Thai beef noodles can be eaten in warm and/or cool weather because while they keep you warm they don't weigh you down.......

Welcome to my chili-obsessed world!

on Mon, 04/20/2009 - 15:21

So, I recently came to terms with being insanely addicted to chilies and before I delve into this realization I want to point out that chili can be spelled chile or chilli, and some people go so far as to spell it chili with one L (yep, that's what I just did). So, back to the addiction I am referring to in which I likely indulge in two if not three times a day. While I do appreciate subtle and beautiful cuisines such as the French (and being married to a half Frenchie I have to even more so!), I miss my chilies when I am there...