This decadent dish of Graveyard Rice will have the adults at your Halloween party swooning.
Halloween decorations are starting to pop up everywhere. Yes, it is that time of year when people start to get obsessed with ghosts, graveyards, skeletons and such. The only thing I am obsessed with are the flavors and textures of the marrow and vegetables in this recipe for Graveyard Rice, which looks like a bunch of bones in a graveyard.
Graveyard Rice is just one of many delicious recipes from Carolynn Carreño’s cookbook Bowls of Plenty: Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals which offers a range of internationally inspired dishes to make at home.
I recently met Carolynn at a media luncheon at Melissa’s Produce. I love her down to earth philosophy on eating.
“I believe that food matters. Everything about it, from how it was grown, how it was prepared (with resentment or love? patience or hurry?), how it was consumed (with fear or with gusto?). It all counts.”
Everybody has his or her go-to recipes, and this is one of mine. They’re simple, scrumptious and for me who gets easily tired of the same old thing, they seem endlessly fresh and new.
I got this favorite from Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen, which features family-style, Chinese-American dishes she learned from her mother.
Katie’s love of cooking flourished at an early age—watching and later helping her mother, Leeann Chin, prepare delectable Chinese dishes in her multiple restaurants. Katie inherited her mom’s passion and talent, and has become a respected food writer, cater, teacher and television personality in her own right. Both mother and daughter have had the privilege of cooking in the White House for two different presidents. Continue reading
Entertaining can be baffling and very costly – what to make, how much to prepare, and how to present it in a way that says, “This dish fabulous, scrumptious and worthy of a party? You can spend hours on Pinterest finding gorgeous dishes only to find out you can’t find the right ingredient or have the time to make it. Where can you turn for help? Continue reading
I really could just stop there, but there is always a story behind every recipe.
I was recently invited to the soft opening of Flemings Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Pasadena, part of a chain established 1998 by Paul Fleming and Bill Allen.
What really sets Flemings apart from the other steak houses is the excellent service in addition to delicious food. Continue reading
Late every summer, huge displays pop up in grocery stores all across the U.S as a monument to the praiseworthy pepper that’s harvested in Hatch, New Mexico known as the Hatch Chile.
I am a relatively new “Hatch Head” thanks to Melissa’s Produce, who introduced them to me several years ago. Since then, I have become hooked on their meaty, peppery & smoky flavor. Continue reading