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Kakarakaya (Bitter gourd/Karela) cooked in Buttermilk -My Mother's Recipe

Surprisingly bitter gourd used to be one of my favorite vegetable when I was a kid, while most of my friends hated it. I know the reason behind it and it's all because of the magic in my mothers cooking. Tomorrow is mother's day and I choose to make...
by Good Food Recipes on May 11, 2013

Ravali's easy and tasty party bites

Last weekend we went to our friends place, and we had lot of fun with games, movies and food. My friends are brilliant cook's and they inspire me to cook and try different recipes. Sooner they came to know that I am visiting their place, th...
by Good Food Recipes on May 4, 2013

Easy Spanish Rice Recipe

Spanish rice or Mexican rice what ever you call it is one of my favorite food from Mexican cuisine. First time when I had it I thought it was more near to tomato bath in Indian style but there was some twist that is making it unique in taste, th...
by Good Food Recipes on Apr 21, 2013

Soft & Lazy Chic: Hot Buttered Pretzels

Soft & Lazy Hot Buttered Pretzels Buy Marketside Bavarian Pretzel Sticks at your local Wal-mart bakery. Heat in microwave (I did one at a time–35 seconds each). Brush with butter. Sprinkle with sea salt (or any salt).  I also sprinkled ...
by My Green Velvet Life on Apr 2, 2013

Healthy Easter Brunch Recipes

Do you have plans for Easter Sunday?  Czech Crepes filled with Berries and Cream Here at the Rimkus house, we’ve decided to serve brunch this Easter. In fact, I thought a crepe bar would be a whole lot of fun, so crepes it is! Salmon Crepes Cr...

Herbed Barley and Broccoli Pilaf

As I chopped broccoli florets for this barley pilaf, it occurred to me that I was missing out. I was wasting perfectly good food. The broccoli stalks I was about to dump into the compost bin would be a healthy addition to my pilaf. True, I’d h...

Mother Rimmy’s Healthy Recipe Picks of the Week

Every week I’m inspired by the healthy cooks I encounter in the food blogging world, so I decided to share my picks of the week with you. These healthy recipes have landed on my must-make list. I recognize that my version of “healthy̶...

Savory Italian Tortellini and Pancetta Soup

Even my lovely Nikon camera can’t help me when life gets in the way of food blogging and I don’t have time to take eye-catching pictures. When my husband had rotator cuff surgery a few weeks ago, it never occurred to me that the one-armed...

Chai Tea Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Apples

During my high school years I worked at the local pharmacy. The pharmacist was a fatherly man in his mid-sixties who loved to share advice on a variety of subjects, including what a person should eat for breakfast. He believed everyone would benefit...

Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole with Mushrooms and Baby Kale

My favorite past time is lounging on my couch with a favorite cookbook. I could spend hours thumbing through How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, and I find endless inspiration in any of the Weight Watcher’s Cookbooks. But these days I find...

Beefy French Dip Sandwich with Spicy Horseradish and Mushroom Sauce

When it comes to cooking inexpensive cuts of beef, I need help.  I thought my slow cooker would save the day, but I’m afraid my low and slow technique leaves the meat dry and chewy. I find this amazing because I surround my pot roasts with a v...

Spicy Corn Chowder

Ingredients: • 1 lb hot sausage or mild if you don't like spicy • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) • 2 tablespoons butter • 1 onion, diced • 4 potatoes, diced  (I use Yukon Gold) • 1 clove garlic, diced • A few dashes of Chipotle Tab...
by Mother 2 Mother on Mar 6, 2013

Super Fast Indian Style Stir-Fried Cabbage (Cabbage Mezhukkupuratti) – You must try it!!

Quick to cook, easy on wallet and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. You will not have to make a special trip to the supermarket, but will find all these ingredients in your kitchen. Perfect for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by chackos kitchen on Mar 4, 2013

Herby Chicken Breast and Summer Squash Sauté

I’ve spent most of my life watching my weight.  Some weeks I watch it go up – some weeks I watch it go down. I work hard too keep that weight gain under five pounds, but the older I get, the  tougher it is to stay in that happy place.

Why Reinvent the Wheel? – Pork Chops and Broccoli with Garlic Oyster Sauce

When a craving for Asian food strikes, Mike and I head to Chan’s in Woodinville, Washington.  We love to sit in the bar, watch whatever sports game is on the television, and order a tableful of our favorite dishes. It’s a good thing this...

Stay Satisfied with a Fiber Packed Soup – Spicy Mexican Cream of Broccoli Soup

What’s one of the first lessons weight watchers learn? If you don’t want to be hungry an hour after you eat, you’d better pack some fiber into your meal in the form of vegetables, fruits, beans, or whole grains. If  you’re a...

Looking for a Nutrition Boost? Try These Salmon Filets and Winter Salad with California Walnuts

There aren’t many healthy cooks who would turn down this cute burlap bag filled with fresh walnuts from California Walnuts. Certainly not this cook! While I was pleased with my bag of treats, little did I know that perusing their website would...

Ready to Try Something New? Nutty Farro Salad with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts

It’s easy to get into a food rut, isn’t it? Conjuring up family pleasing meals day after day is a challenge if you’re the cook in the family. The chicken recipe they loved last week, is old hat this week. And that salad they couldn...

Gluten Free? Not Gluten Free? These Pumpkin Bars Work for Everyone!

These days even folks who don’t have health issues are opting to eat gluten free, and with company coming for breakfast, I wanted to make sure I was pleasing everyone. Flipping through the pages of The Everything Eating Clean Cookbook, I found...

Turn Your Leftovers into an Asian Chicken Soup

When it comes to stocking my pantry, I have a list of items I’m never without.  You’ll find more than a few cartons of chicken and vegetable broths lurking on my shelves for any soup or sauce that might strike my fancy. On those nights I...


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