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Black Beans Simmered in an Aromatic Tomato Sauce

Rather like a rajma, a classic North Indian dish characterized by the presence of kidney beans simmered in a spiced and an oh-so-fragrant aromatic tomato gravy that stimulates the appetite before dinner is even ready to enjoy, this time sweet and creamy black beans take the shining legume role. I…

10 End of Summer Tomato Recipes to Make Right Now

   New Food Recipes   September 25, 2019  No Comments

You’d think by the end of summer we’d be tired of tomatoes, but I’m already mourning the day when the stems are devoid of this luscious red fruit. We made numerous pitchers of gazpacho (chilled tomato soup), eaten countless Greek salads studded with crisp cucumbers, briny olives, and sharp feta…

Tomato Basil Chicken with Spinach – Cheap$kate Review

   New Food Recipes   September 24, 2019  No Comments

The overpowering flavor is basil, just like the title says, and that’s a good thing. My latest Cheap$kate meal to review is all veggies and chicken, not a carb in sight. I have the feeling I will still be hungry after this taste test. Tomato Basil Chicken with Spinach is…

Mango & Yogurt – Video Recipe

   New Food Recipes   September 23, 2019  No Comments

Fresh fruit and yogurt go well together in my latest recipe video,  Mango and Yogurt. Pre-mixed yogurt with fruit is too sweet for me. It’s easy enough to peel and slice Mango to mix into yogurt. I use half a Mango per serving or small yogurt container. A ripe Mango is super…

Hungry for Words Podcast: Vietnamese Chef Andrea Nguyen

   New Food Recipes   September 21, 2019  No Comments

Welcome to episode 2 of the Hungry for Words podcast starring best-selling author and chef Kathleen Flinn. In this episode, Kathleen talks to noted Vietnamese food writer, chef, and author Andrea Nguyen about everything from dumplings and pho to her dramatic escape from her home country in 1975 at the…

Dine Like a Crawley: Recipes Inspired by Downton Abbey

   New Food Recipes   September 20, 2019  No Comments

If you’re a Downton Abbey fan then you’re eagerly awaiting the film’s premiere later this week. Just in time for the release is the new expanded version (complete with drool-worthy images) of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook by author and professional baker Emily Ansara Baines. Enter the culinary worlds of…

Kumbakonam Kadappa | Kadapa Recipe

Make a quick and easy side dish Kumbakonam Kadappa for Idli, Dosa with this detailed step-wise picture recipe. After posting a couple of sweet recipes, I am sharing a quick and easy side dish that goes really well with Idli, Dosa, Chapati or even Poori. Kumbakonam Kadappa is a popular…

Smith Tower’s Pop-Up Happy Hour Bar

   New Food Recipes   September 10, 2019  No Comments

Now through the end of September, Seattle’s first skyscraper – Smith Tower – is hosting a pop-up bar. The Lookout, located on the 22nd floor of the iconic building, is a great place to gather with friends, grab a beer or glass of wine and a few snacks, and enjoy…

Northern British Columbia: Wild Salmon Curing, the Gitxsan First Nation, and More! Part 3

   New Food Recipes   September 9, 2019  No Comments

People of the river of mist. That is the translation for the Gitxsan (also Gitksan) of the First Nation who have lived in the Skeena River basin for hundreds of years. We enjoyed some mist with part of the day taking in the gorgeous scenery with Northern BC Jet Tours.The…