Scan the shelves of any bookstore, and you’ll find books and cookbooks alike touting the health benefits of fermented foods and drinks. Debuting her first cookbook this month, Delicious Probiotic Drinks: 75 Recipes for Kombucha, Kefir, Ginger Beer, and Other Naturally Fermented Drinks, Julia Mueller debunks home brewing and fermentation myths. With a passion for… Read More »
A probiotic drink that’s been flying off shelves in recent years, kefir (or “milk kefir” to be more specific) is a fermented milk beverage similar to yogurt. It’s tangy and creamy on its own, and it can easily be blended into smoothies for a boost of healthy probiotics. Here, we’ve featured a recipe for Strawberry… Read More »
Seasonally appropriate citrus fruits evoke sunshine and warmer times- a definite contrast to the blustery cold days of winter! National Margarita Day on February 22nd comes at a pretty dreary time of the year, when everyone has had quite enough of winter storms and the woes they bring. Let’s be honest, there’s no better moment… Read More »
Cauliflower is one of those hearty vegetables that helps us endure the heart of winter. A tender addition to any roast, a crunchy, raw ingredient in many salads, and a common agent in many an Indian cuisine (so flavor absorbent!), we praise the cauliflower for its versatility. Almost every preparation of this lovely veggie involves… Read More »
Stumped on what to do with avocados? Break the mold of using them in the typical guacamole recipe and as a topping for sandwiches, and instead create decadent desserts or savory appetizers sure to turn a few heads. Avocados have rapidly grown in popularity in the past few years, but even more so in the… Read More »
We all know the taco. Nearly every Latin American culture enjoys a version of the traditional Mexican tortilla. Rather than limited to just a soft or crunchy shell, the same masa harina transforms into authentic tamales, arepas and corn cakes in kitchens from Belize to Panama. These meals appear on everyday dinner tables and contribute… Read More »
Of all the comforting tortilla-based Latin American recipes, pupusas are one of our favorites. They’re made from the same masa harina flour as traditional tortillas, and it’s all about texture and moisture when sculpting them individually. The final thick, pancake-like discs ooze with fresh shredded mozzarella cheese. Traditionally, they’re served with two accompaniments: curtido and salsa roja. Curtido is a Salvadoran… Read More »
Broccoli is one of the vegetables that has the ability to evoke visceral reactions from many people, usually tied back to childhood memories of your parents telling you to “eat your veggies.” Well, if they had made broccoli like this, we probably wouldn’t have resisted! While you typically see broccoli steamed or lightly sautéed, these… Read More »
The word soufflé comes from the French verb souffler which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up,” which is exactly what happens in this sweet (but sometimes savory) classic French dish. Notoriously difficult to master, soufflés are often presented in movies and sitcoms in a comical light as characters inevitably fail at their… Read More »
It doesn’t matter if you’ve served it every Sunday for twenty years, or you’re terrified to try making it on your own stove. We can assure you: hollandaise sauce is a whole lot easier to create than you might think. Here you’ll find four awesome how-to videos demonstrating the various methods of making hollandaise sauce–ranging from the old fashioned stovetop technique to the easiest, fastest immersion blender method–followed by a collection of tasty tips to shake up your standard eggs Benedict recipe.
We love tearing into ooey gooey cinnamon buns. While they do take a great deal of time to make, this recipe splits the steps so that you don’t have to wake up extra early. The addition of buttermilk makes for a tender roll, and allowing the dough to rest overnight in the fridge lends a… Read More »
While traditional British scones resemble biscuits decked out with jam and clotted cream, the popularized coffee shop staple distinguishes itself from competing breakfast breads with tall, pie-slice sizes, fruity frostings and decorative sugar dustings. But you don’t need to leave the house for an embellished scone to call to you from an assorted bakery display…. Read More »
With an abundance of citrus fruit taking over grocery stores and markets everywhere, what is one to do with it all? Sure, fresh squeezed OJ, citrus salad, and lemon bars sound like worthy options, but why not try your hand at making marmalade instead? Especially when you’re making refrigerated preserves like we’ve done here. No… Read More »
Put down that box! It’s easy to quickly grab packaged brownie mix when walking through the store, but you can make delicious homemade brownies right from your cabinet staples- and customize them to your own preferences. Cakey brownies are known for their fluffy texture but can have a lackluster chocolate punch while chewy brownies try… Read More »
As the temperature drops, we crave comfort food more than ever. If you thought making your own macaroni and cheese was daunting, think again. This recipe uses the technique of making a roux-the combination of butter and flour. When combined with milk, the beginnings of a creamy bechamel (cheese sauce) is made. Jessie’s recipe follows… Read More »
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