Sides, Sauces, and Breads

function disable_category_feed () { if (strrpos($link, '/topics/') > 0) return; else return $link; } add_filter('category_feed_link', 'disable_category_feed');

Breaking the Granola Bar Habit

| March 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Breaking the Granola Bar Habit

Many years ago, I dated a chef. During his stint in culinary school, he would come home from nutrition class every day and ask me what I had eaten. I was always proud to tell him of the nutritious meals I had packed for work. That was when I was single and childless, and I […]

Continue Reading

Cornbread & Biscuits: Global Potluck

| November 15, 2012 | 4 Comments
Cornbread & Biscuits: Global Potluck

Global Potluck’s students share another culinary part of their rich culture in this installment! Ever  wondered the difference between cornbread & biscuit? Find some tried and trued recipes from the students and their families just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! No less than 10 cornbread recipes, 3 biscuit recipes, and 1 Indian Fry Bread recipe.  […]

Continue Reading

Healthy Tortilla Chips: Sweat Beat

| August 7, 2012 | 7 Comments
Healthy Tortilla Chips: Sweat Beat

We see packets of crisps (or as our American friends say, chips) everywhere these days and most of us are guilty of snacking on at least one packet a day. If you don’t, you must admit you’re at least tempted by them. The problem with most crisps you buy in the shop is that you […]

Continue Reading

A Gastronomical Clash: Liberian Joloff Rice Recipe

| July 30, 2012 | 6 Comments
A Gastronomical Clash:  Liberian Joloff Rice Recipe

As second-generation American, I longed for a tangible connection to “home.”  Despite my physical and socio-cultural distance from Liberia, where my mother is from, it was a place that captivated my imagination.  For several years, I yearned to visit Liberia and Sierra Leone to experience the attitudes, dialect, smells, and unique flavors there firsthand. As […]

Continue Reading

Low-Salt Diet = Hypertension?: Olive and Thyme Farinata

| June 11, 2012 | 8 Comments
Low-Salt Diet = Hypertension?:  Olive and Thyme Farinata

Recently, the Nytimes published an article about the ongoing debate surrounding the health benefits of a low-salt diet, particularly as it relates to reducing the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.   Contrary to popular belief, this op-ed piece argues that there is little strong evidence to support the long (and steadfast) belief that a that […]

Continue Reading

Korean Kimchi: A Superb Health Food

| March 5, 2012 | 12 Comments
Korean Kimchi: A Superb Health Food

Korean food is amazing! Based in Hong Kong, I have eaten Korean food quite a number of times and every time I order a main course, a delicious side of kimchi is served as well. For those who are wondering what kimchi is, it is a spicy, fermented pickle made with vegetables or with a […]

Continue Reading

Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market

| February 21, 2012 | 11 Comments
Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market

Oh, lord, this is a rough time of year. Yes, yes, I know I spent my last M@M post complaining about winter, but this precipice where the weather is just barely clinging to cold and appears thisclose to tipping over into spring leaves me clawing towards the light. It seems I can’t wish sunny days […]

Continue Reading

Wake up with Zat

| January 19, 2012 | 6 Comments
Wake up with Zat

Harken the words once spoken by Julia Child, “how can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” She was likely comparing French bakeries to Wonder Bread, an unfair comparison. But tongue and cheek aside, bread is the brick of life and bakeries are integral to the well-being and culinary culture of a […]

Continue Reading

Could Bread by Any Other Name Taste as Smoky, Savory, or Sweet? ¡Viva Pan de Jamón!

| January 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
Could Bread by Any Other Name Taste as Smoky, Savory, or Sweet?  ¡Viva Pan de Jamón!

The holidays are a time when we are thankful, we are giving, and, most noticeably, we are gluttonous. Not in a bad way, but in a, “I wore these jeans because they are the most stretchy” sort of way. That is why, for me, the most enjoyable way to celebrate during this time of year […]

Continue Reading

Noche Buena salad

| December 5, 2011 | 6 Comments
Noche Buena salad

In Spanish Noche Buena means “Good Night” and it has a couple of meanings that closely relate to this time of the year. Noche Buena is the Spanish name for the poinsettia, a small tree native to Mexico which leaves turn red, pink or yellow during this season. It also refers to Christmas Eve, a […]

Continue Reading