HAM AND GOAT CHEESE PIE

ham and goat cheese pie

This savory, hearty pie has an easy-to-make, bread-like crust filled with rich, cheese custard. It is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and makes enough to feed a family with leftovers. It is definitely one of the best things I ever ate! HAM AND GOAT CHEESE PIE Crust ingredients: 1…

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ROAST PORK WITH MOJO SAUCE

Crisp, succulent, roast pork with onions in a spicy, fragrant, citrus sauce. Prepare to fall in love with the flavors of this famous Cuban dish. Low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo.   I discovered what all the fuss was about the first time I had Mojo Roast Pork in a local…

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THE PERFECT STEAK WITH FRIED LEEKS

You may like these fried leeks better than french fries. Pair them with a perfectly cooked, uniformly rare steak for a meal that rivals any at your favorite steak house! FRIED LEEKS Leeks naturally separate into thin layers that are uniform in thickness so they make fries that crisp up…

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HERB ROASTED OLIVES

An Amuse Bouche is a flavorful, bite-sized appetizer that “entertains the mouth” as it awaits the main event. Set out dishes of assorted olives and nuts, and no one will complain, but roasting the olives makes them slightly chewy and concentrates the flavors in a way that is guaranteed to…

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ROSES FOR YOUR VALENTINE?

The perfect finale for a romantic dinner with that special someone! Recipe adapted from Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance. ROSE-FLAVORED ICE CREAM One of the most memorable desserts I ever had was a tiny scoop of rose-flavored ice cream nestled in the heart of a perfect,…

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N-DIVE OR ON-DEEV?

California Endive Farms was one of the sponsors of the 2013 International Food Bloggers Conference this year in Seattle. They provided packages of fresh Belgian-style endive to all the attendees. They also filled an embarrassing gap in my culinary knowledge that has kept me from ever discussing endive in public: Is it pronounced N-dive or On-deev? It…

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SAFE CINNAMON

I have posted several times about the dangers and benefits of using cinnamon as a supplement. At the end of this post are a few excerpts from one of the original articles. (Read the whole article here: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2008/09/cinnamon-warning-update.html) In the last few weeks I have noticed that true cinnamon is…

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VANILLA

DRAWING OF VANILLA FROM THE FLORENTINE CODEXl (1580) AND DESCRIPTION IN THE NAHUATL LANGUAGE (WIKIPEDIA). VANILLA FLOWER, IMAGE FROM WIKIPEDIA “Plain vanilla” is a very misleading description of the world’s most popular flavor. Most kids think “vanilla” means unflavored, but just try making a pudding or a custard without this aromatic, mellow ingredient,…

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CINNAMON WARNING: UPDATE

< Cassia cinnamon, True cinnamon > (c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker Dr. Richard Anderson, of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, and his colleagues were looking into the effects of chromium on insulin action. While testing various foods, they found something that had a much greater influence on…

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MORE N’AWLINS FOOD: CREOLE GUMBO

GUMBO, (c) 2008, JUDY BARNES BAKER Gumbo is the perfect metaphor for New Orleans: a rich, steamy, spicy, mélange of diverse ingredients that combine into an experience that is unique to this place. A place that feels distinctly foreign, while at the same time epitomizing the melting pot that is…

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Cinnamon Warning

Since the insulin-like properties of cinnamon were discovered, many people have been taking it as a treatment or a prophylactic for insulin resistance and diabetes. In one of the videos on her Website, Nina Simonds recommends adding a whole teaspoon of cinnamon to your morning latte. (She is the author…

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