In the mood for a quick dinner? How about the ever-adaptable tacos? You only need a handful of ingredients, some of which you probably already have in the fridge or pantry, and about 30 minutes to whip up a tasty meal. Below, we provide you with our favorite vegetarian tacos, with sweet potato and […]
Memba These? They were featured on our Summer Solstice Party Menu. Thought this recipe might come in handy for your Labor Day picnics! You’ll be the new favorite party goer or thrower!
ad·ven·ture [ad-ven-cher] noun, verb, ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing. 1. an exciting or very unusual experience. 2.participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure. 3.a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome. 4.a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture. (dictionary.com) EY is embarking on another adventure – through the local grocery store. We challenge you to find something you’ve never seen or heard of and give it a try. Of course, we can’t wait to hear about it. Meanwhile, feel free to join us our adventures…
As our adventure into the world of beets comes to an end, we’ve found a sweet yet healthy concoction that is sure to please. Beet Smoothies – So Delicious – Your heart might just skip a beet!
Thinking Green? Then get ready to kiss your old lipstick good bye! The sweet, beautiful beet is not only delicious – it’s practical too. While you’re whipping up one of our Beet Week recipes, take a minute to enjoy one of the beet’s other benefits – COLOR!
A quick and easy way to spice up any summer sandwich or picnic is to whip up a dish of khrin (хрін). While you’re at the Farmer’s Market buying your beets, be sure to pick up a few horseradish roots! That’s all it takes to put together this lively, tasty, bright pink condiment. Смачного (smachnoho)!
The BEET goes on (yeah – we said it!) – Rebecca (a notorious beet hater) has been slaving in her kitchen all week trying to find a beet recipe she can actually promote. At long last she finally found a winner with these delicious, ruby red beet cupcakes. If you’re trying to introduce beets to young children, this is clearly the way to go about it! And if you’re trying to win a bet with a beet hater, this might just be the trick!
Roasted Beet Margarita – For the 21 and over crowd, this is worth trying! If nothing else, you get the advantage of liquid courage (thanks to the tequila) to say that you’ve tried beets! Of course, if you’re really a hater, you might need to take that shot of tequila first (just kidding!) Try it – you’ll like it.
The BEET goes on – this time with a couple of intriguing salads from Tammela’s kitchen in the Ukraine. Tammela writes: “These beet-sporting Ukrainian dishes, which are often made for holiday meals but are equally as good for regular consumption include salat vinehret (салат вінегрет), one of my favorite salads; and salat shuba (салат шуба; shuba means “fur coat”), which is a bit of an acquired taste.” Enjoy!
BEETS! Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Is anyone ambivalent? A few folks here happen to think Beets are the Bomb – and they’re ready to convince you. All week we’ll be posting recipes that have one thing in common (yes – you guessed right – it’s beets). If you love ‘em, this week will be a dream come true! If you hate ‘em, then ask yourself – are you ready to face your fears? We’re kicking off the week with Tammela’s first hand experience making Bortsch in the Ukraine with their beloved beets!
Traveling to Crete this past spring, I was greeted by a street vendor who’d stacked bunches of brilliant green stalks atop milk cartons beside his cart. Walking closer, I discovered that the stalks were in fact in the pea family, and that this vendor was selling fresh chick peas on the stem. Upon tasting the divine sweetness and crunchy texture of the fresh chickpea, I thought to myself: “why aren’t we eating these all the time?”
What is it about brownies that make them so amazing? Is it that sweet smell of cocoa baking in the oven which lingers in your mind long after the last brownie is gone? Or the seemingly limitless ways you can make them? Chewy or cakelike? Plain or frosted? Straight or doctored? Need a dessert that stands out in the crowd? Don’t be shy – go ahead and decorate them to your <3's delight! One thing’s for sure, if you make them, you’ll be well liked.
Figs. Beautiful and versatile, dried figs have seduced me. The best I ever tasted came from a spice market in Istanbul, Turkey. An old man with white hair and a tattered blazer was selling them by the box. I bought one for five Turkish Lira, about three US dollars; it weighed about two pounds and contained the largest most beautiful dried figs I’ve ever laid eyes on.
It all started when we were in Kindergarten. Our mom wanted us to feel like we were part of the gift giving process, but she didn’t want our teachers to end up with something they had absolutely no interest in. Someone suggested to her that dipping strawberries was really very easy and the next thing you […]