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Canned bamboo shoots can't compare to the verdant glory
of snappy-fresh spears. This lively stir fry needs
nothing more than a shadow of ginger, garlic and
green onion to set in on a plate to rave reviews.
Stir-Fried Fresh Bamboo Shoots and Asparagus
KC - Kits Chow
Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
provokes passion with or without
the sensuous slip of a purple negligee.
Gwen - Intoxicated Zodiac
New York, USA
Next time you are blissfully scrubbing your back
in the shower, keep in mind that you could be
blissfully enjoying that loofah in your dinner plate.
the summery faith with light tints and flavors.
romances the already vivid colors in a salad
bowl of basil, tomatoes and grapes.
fascinating chocolate tomato create an irresistible
signature salad from a Seattle restaurant.
try a new recipe for them? Would you like to
try five new recipes for them!?!
creates luxurious options for dinner or brunch.
Ramona - Housetooth Gourmet
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
The magical gelling properties of the sea
vegetable agar-agar set a vegetarian chocolate
dessert sweetly just right.
Srivalli - Cooking 4 All Seasons
Speed, nutrition and flavor are the goals in this
jazzed-up version of a warm-weather classic.
Sara - 1TspLove
Washington, D.C., USA
If these golden, spicy chickpea fritters don't lure you away
from Chicken McNuggets, I don't know what will.
Divya - Dil Se
Los Angeles, California, USA
Tartar sauce can terrorize the most committed dieter,
but with the clever substitutes of Greek yoghurt
and sugar-free relish, you will never miss the fat nor carbs.
Kalyn Denny, Kalyn's Kitchen
You will want to dip your spoon in deeply to scrape out every
last dollop of dreamy coconut layered with tenderly sweet rhubarb.
Crackling-hot Indian spices flavorfully color the
vibrant magenta of shredded beetroot in a salad
that can be prepared in minutes.
Let the compelling photos lure you
into at least trying one forkful.
Sophie - Mostly Eating
Were you taught never to play with your food as a kid?
This unique and healthy salad expects you to rub it the right way.
of refreshing cucumber and sharp, chalky feta cheese.
Kevin - Closet Cooking
Jalapeno has a heyday in this inspiring spiced Indian
condiment, the perfect dazzler for a variety of lip-smacking savories.
Lisa - Lisa's Kitchen
A richly red and creamy parfait dessert will have you
thinking of Valentine's Day, but why limit your
sweet tooth when the year is full of romance?
Raspberry Coulis with Crème Fraîche
Mansi - Fun and Food
Brainstorming zucchini pancakes, muffins and even ice
cream when that truckload of harvest comes in?
Don’t stress. Grilling really is the best.
yellow blossoms are the ideal salad bed to capture a
bracing dressing of vinegar, lime and black pepper.
embrace dill’s gentle aromatics atop a
mound of fluffy, delicate couscous.
curry powder, lend powerful health benefits as
well as heady aromas to your kitchen.
Nanditha - Satvika - Food for the Soul
A particularly complex and aromatic bouquet
garni enriches the stock of a roast served with
pan-fried potatoes and steamed beans.
Anh - Food Lover's Journey
With layers of rousing garlic, herbs, capers, fennel
and rocket, it is no wonder that this recipe dishes out
flavors that will keep you entranced by their complexity.
Heather - The Culinary Chase
A scattering of vegetables and a perfect indoor
grill pan, these are but finishing touches
on slabs of salmon marinated in the fermented
soy paste known as miso.
Wiffy - NoobCook
Not much of a wine connoisseur?
Don’t let that daunt you. The grape
is as much a flavoring ingredient as it
is an elixir to a delightful green pea spread.
Virginie - Absolutely Green
The liquid yolk of a poached egg melts into
the nooks and crannies of a cluster of sautéed
leeks and thyme for a delicate meal for one.
Simona - Briciole
What could easily be mistaken for a Halloween goblin,
the knarly visage of celeriac reveals a mild flesh suited
to puréed soup that tastes creamy even without dairy.
Cheryl - Gluten Free Goodness
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Adore scallion pancakes? Would love to make
them at home? It’s all in the twist, or wrist action,
of the dough that produces that perfect flat of savory
that can stand up to a dipping sauce without falling apart.
melon, it is hard let it go. For those whose taste buds thrive
on novelty, it is guaranteed that you will be smitten.
cilantro lovers, the novelty of sun-dried tomatoes
and jalapeno ground into their favorite herb is a
snazzy paste that passionately enhances a fish fillet.
snap peas, and English peas, a dynamo trio for a quick Asian
stir fry that is sure to please everyone’s palate.
Sher - What Did You Eat?
Davis, California, USA
A Latin herb as common as parsley in other cultures,
epazote is a fabulous plant that lends a unique flavor
and aroma to every recipe it touches. Let a veteran cooking
teacher share her recipes with this extraordinary green.
Victoria - Flavors of the Sun
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Rich with fiber, color and flavor, butternut squash and lima
beans make for a creamy late-night supper for night owls
who also enjoy the pizzazz of garlic and hot chili spice.
Vaishali - Holy Cow! Recipes from a Vegan Kitchen
Silver Springs, Maryland, USA
Love your BLTs? Well, try dropping the bread in
favor of the robust tang of watercress in a bowl of rich
flavors and textures that can stand alone as a meal in itself.
appeal when slathered with walnut oil, studded with
aromatic garlic and quickly sautéed in a pan.
While there are many ins and outs of the medicinal
properties of the powerful herb rosemary, it is the
wise and cosmopolitan guest who welcomes savory
biscuits infused with its aromatic delights.
Anna - Morsels and Musings
When computer issues leave you hobbled,
it’s best to retreat to the simplicity of a recipe
that is sure to offer instant gratification.
a tropical salsa into a colorful mango a go-go.
Jerry - Jerry's Thoughts, Musings and Rants
Eggplants have pretended they are meat for
millennium. Best to make them happy and broil
them with Worcestershire and steak sauces.
homemade paneer ensures you will have more crackers
left than cheese with this calcium-rich, tasty snack.
Arundathi - My Food Blog
Not sure you would like nuts in your hummus?
Let the spectacular photos entice you to a table with
plenty of crackers and bread to assuage your skepticism.
Hallo - Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once
For anyone who has ever turned a nose up
at the idea of tinned sardines, this sublime
Italian recipe of sweet and savory light flavors that
may just turn that nose and head around.
and fiber-rich couscous make those watching their
waistline feel just a little less deprived.
Siri - Siri's Corner
North Carolina, USA
The creamy comfort of mashed potatoes flecked
with cabbage, nestling baked eggs, would be a
treat for many expecting a hearty breakfast to
keep them energized throughout the day.
Georgetta - Weak Weary Mom
The Southwest, USA
Bay leaves rarely are a strong, singular
player in the typical recipe, but you will need a
whole handful of them for this oven-baked barbeque.
Sara - Heaven on Earth
New Jersey, USA
Spring in Alaska means there is still snow on the
ground, but cast your mind to the hot sunny climes
of the Hellenic Peninsula, where sweet, juicy watermelon
is split and served with tangy feta and bitter greens.
Laurie - Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska
A restive weekend for a globe-trotting
professional requires a quick and fuss-free
meal that does not compromise quality nor health.
Jeanne - Cooksister!
A quick infusion of rosemary in oil is no less
reminiscent of the leisurely strolls through
golden galleries of light filtering in at the Uffizi.
Suganya - Tasty Palettes
A little allium, a little butter, and a little bread equal
one big hit on the cocktail circuit.