I grew up eating arroz con gandules, that quintessential rice dish that every Puerto Rican family has their own version of making. Most of the time it was made con pollo, or with chicken, but it was also made vegetarian, too....
My mom used to make these potatoes often when I was growing up. I'm not quite sure where she got the recipe, but she used to read a lot of cookbooks and magazines to get ideas, and when a...
A day in the life of recipe testing goes a lot like this: Creamy Pasta with Roasted Vegetables  -shop for fresh ingredients and bring them home to sort out -wash and dry fresh herbs and produce -chop everything -get out the camera, notebook and...
I love cookbooks that offer interesting ways to cook familiar recipes while addressing the need to put healthy meals on the table despite our hectic lives as well as the need for economical ingredients that stretch to feed the...
Several months ago I attended the Eat Write Retreat event for food writers and bloggers, which took place in Washington, D.C. It was a weekend filled with discussions and a chance to meet some very interesting people in the...
If you can imagine having soup in the summer time, this Mexican Black Bean & Corn Soup is one that doesn’t heat up the kitchen, uses up fresh summer produce and has a wonderful kick to it.  It also freezes...
Summer food is equivalent to grilling, right? Well, in the intense heat we're feeling here in the Midwest I'm not sure everyone is so excited about firing up the grills all the time. I mean, it's really hot- even...
Unless you have an amazing Asian store nearby that sells fresh ingredients from the East, it’s pretty hard to find things like lemongrass, real coconut and interesting chili peppers to cook with, unfortunate because when combined they make for...
The season in between spring and summer is the time to make the best use of delicious veggies- spinach, baby zucchini, fingerling potatoes, and white button mushrooms. Fortunately for us, they all go so well together in flavor profiles, too....
Have you heard about our Ramadan Shape-Up program with Fit Muslimah, Azizah Magazine and My Halal Kitchen where Mubarakah Ibrahim will share tips on getting physically in shape while Tayyiba Taylor shares spiritual food for thought?  As part of the online program, we'll...

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