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Tabouli

May 14, 2020

Tabouli (.تبولة‎ also tabbouleh, tabouleh, tabbouli, taboulah) is a Levantine vegetarian dish made mostly of finely chopped parsley with tomatoes, mint, onions, bulgur (that is soaked not cooked), and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and sweet pepper. Some variations add cucumbers, lettuce, or use semolina instead of bulgur....

Basic Ingredient Swaps

April 30, 2020

Have you ever found yourself making a recipe and realize that you don’t have an ingredient that it’s calling for? Here are a few ingredient alternatives that you might have on hand instead. Mayonnaise For 1 cup of mayonnaise use 1 cup sour cream or 1 cup plain yogurt with...

Pears

September 28, 2016

Pears Season: June to October, but can be cold-stored until spring. Pears are one of the few fruits that should be picked when under ripe. Buy hard pears a few days before you need them, and let them ripen at room temperature until they have a slight yield when given...

Homemade Fruit & Vegetable Wash

April 9, 2016

Homemade Fruit & Vegetable Wash I’ve made the mistake of buying premade produce wash and have spent way too much money to find out that many of them don’t really work that well. It’s easy to make your own and you’ll save plenty of money as well. You’ll just need...

Cooking With Lemons

January 9, 2016

Cooking With Lemons Lemons are a chef’s secret ingredient. Most chefs will tell you that acidity elevates any dish. There is no need to get all fancy by using twenty year old balsamic vinegar. Just finish most of your dishes with a humble squeeze of lemon juice. Most line cooks...

Substitution Guide

November 21, 2014

Substitution Guide Ingredient Substitution Allspice (1 tsp.) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. nutmeg + 1/4 tsp. ground clove Baking Powder (1 tsp.) 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar Baking Soda (1 tsp.) 2 tsp double-acting baking powder + replace acidic liquid ingredient in recipe with non-acidic liquid Balsamic...

Fruit Essentials

August 8, 2013

Fruit Essentials Have you ever come home from the market after purchasing fruit to find that you spent money for nothing?  I have plenty of times and it ticks me off every time.  Here are some Fruit Essentials that may help you have more fruit shopping success. Did you know...

Eggplant Essentials

July 29, 2013

Eggplant Essentials Eggplant (also known as Aubergine or Melongene) is an egg-shaped vegetable with a typically dark purple, shiny skin, though some are yellow or white.  Eggplant was so named because the delicate white varieties that resemble eggs.  Eggplant grows on a plant (Solanum Esculentum) in the nightshade family and...

Ides of March

March 15, 2013

Ides of March The “Ides of March” are upon us!    To mark the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar I thought I would post the classic Caesar Dressing recipe.  Caesar Dressing 3 Garlic Cloves 3 Anchovy Fillets 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard...

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