Tony Chachere’s (Cajun seasoning – in the green jar at the grocery store) 1 lb….
This is one of the most satisfying meals I’ve made in months, and it’s vegetarian eating at its best: creamy polenta flavored with pumpkin, butter and Parmesan topped with herby white beans. I’ve featured polenta recipes on Occasional Omnivore before, but the toppings, rather than humble corn meal, have been the star. In this dish, polenta carries equal weight. Since I made this over Labor Day weekend, I didn’t take any shortcuts. I made a giant batch of great northern beans from scratch, res
This apple pie recipe is a lot different from other apple pie recipes. This one calls for dates and raisins. If you want your apple pie to be the most original pie ever, give this one a try.
We’re all familiar with some individuals who appear to find life very easy, and enjoy one victory after another. On the other hand, we know others who never quite make it, and always have an answer why things haven’t worked out. Victors and victims make up the world, and attitude is very often the one key factor that makes the difference.
The Zone diet, developed by biochemist Barry Sears, advocates the counterintuitive. Sears believes that through consuming fewer carbohydrates, but more protein and fat, people will be able to lose weight more effectively. How can this be? Interesting still is the effects of a Oolong diet tea. Tea has the effect of reducing the insulin spike after eating carbs and is a proven weight reducer.
Today I will teach you how to make Steamed Spare Ribs with Salted Fish (咸鱼蒸排骨). This is Nonya style cooking, originated from Penang if I am not mistaken. I learn this dish from a recipe book. Borrowed from a friend of mine, Mr.Tsen. I wanted to try some dishes from that cook book, but I always do not bother to borrow him. Last week, he finally handed over the cookbook to me, “ go back and cook for me ” he said. I accepted his request immediately. He is my dai kor, I cannot say NO because he
Book stores have shelves full of autobiographical memoirs of various different achievers. From glamour models to empire builders, they all have a different story to tell. But each has a common thread – they overcame adversity by focusing on the positives. That is the way of the world; to achieve in life we must allow positive affirmations of why ‘we can’ to flood our consciousness, and drown out all the reasons why we can’t.
Chimichurri sauce is normally used as a marinade for meats, also as topping for grilled dishes. Originating in Argentina, this sauce has gained fame as a healthy way to add flavors to meats. As it is very easy to prepare and can be produced at low cost, it has gained popularity across the world. Before you begin making your Chimichurri sauce, you’ll want to make sure that you are well prepared. While preparation is simple, having your ingredients ready will cut down on the chance of error and
By Hans Storrie Omelettes are one of the quickest and most nourishing meals you can make and are great when time is limited. They can be plain or filled with virtually anything whatsoever, but many people just seem to get the simple cooking process completely wrong. To make the perfect omelette, first of all you’ll need a good quality omelette pan, preferably one with a thick base and a metal handle – commercial non-stick types are ideal. The Omelette Making Process For one person, take tw
Coriander or Cilantro is one of the world’s most commonly used herbs – in spite of the fact that the name comes from the Greek, koris, meaning bed bug! Native to southern Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now grown worldwide. Coriander or Cilantro tends to be associated most with Asian and Central and South American cooking. Both the fresh leaves and the berries – which are dried and called coriander seeds – are used for cooking. The herb has a fresh, citrus taste and is best added to dis