While living in Sudan, a predominantly Muslim country, I had the wonderful opportunity to eat like a local. Today, back home in Los Angeles, these recipes — all halal — remain some of my favorites. But what does halal mean?
At my local farmers market, the blueberries have finally arrived, and I just could not resist purchasing a flat. While I could have made a buckle or cobbler with the scrumptious little berries, I decided to make jam. But not just any jam — Blueberry-Lavender Jam!
The term "forage" may bring to mind mushroom hunting and its associated risks, but there are a number of other wild foods that are much easier to locate and identify. See what's driving the trend — and what you should know before trying it out yourself.
Interesting yet too often underrated, tahini is a go-to ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. This simple paste made of finely ground sesame seeds and oil can be used to prepare dips, sauces, salad dressings and more.
At the forefront of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are recommendations to focus on varied proteins and heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Seeds provide all three of these nutrients and more!
Many perceive cooking seafood at home to be a challenge, which is one of the reasons why about two-thirds of all seafood is consumed at restaurants. Armed with a few simple tips on how to properly purchase and prepare the vast array of options can help transform any home cook into a seafood connoisseur.
A joint project between the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, Food Marketing Institute and Cornell University, FoodKeeper is described as the app that will help you store and cook your food properly.
The last time I made ravioli, I was so discouraged by the frustration and mess that I swore I would never make it again. But the Repast Supply Co. 17" Maple-Walnut Ravioli Rolling Pin promised to make ravioli rolling easy and fun, so I had to give it another try.
As a chef, I put a lot of value in the efficiency of the performance in any kitchen tool. Knives should be sharp and have a good grip, food processors should assemble and detach with ease, and pots and pans should heat with an even distribution. That's why the SMEG Stand Mixer gets high marks from me.
The HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker makes iced coffee in one minute. Well,
it doesn’t actually make iced coffee. It makes hot coffee (or any other hot
beverage) cold in one minute. But that’s a technicality. The HyperChiller works and is not complicated.
Traditionally, used to grind up whole spices and herbs such as fennel seeds, black pepper, cinnamon sticks and cardamom, I think of a mortar and pestle almost like a manual food processor. You can grind anything that will fit in the bottom of the mortar.
It was a Saturday, my husband and I had just finished some yard work and ice cream sounded like it would absolutely hit the spot. However, my husband doesn’t do that well with dairy. Time to break out the Yonanas machine!