Food & Recipes

Bánh Xèo – Crispy Vietnamese Crepes
One of my favorite discoveries during my trip to Vietnam were Bánh xèo, Vietnamese savoury fried pancakes or crepes made of rice flour, water, and turmeric powder, and if you’ve ever seen them made, it will come as no surprise that the name literally translates as “sizzling cake”. Individually sized Bánh xèo is one of the signature dishes of Central...
Bagel w Lox & Cream Cheese ~ A New York Classic
The everything bagel with lox and scallion cream cheese is a NYC classic. In New York you can hardly walk down the street without tripping over a bagel place.  You have the traditional silver sided coffee carts selling bagels along with their coffee in the blue paper cups with the traditional Greek key pattern.  You have Starbucks selling bagels that...
Coffee Bean’s Rice Crispy Square is No Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treat
For many of us, Kellogg’s Rice Krispie® treats brings back fond memories of childhood.  Peanut butter Rice Krispie treats, or Rice Krispie treats topped with melted chocolate were especially decadent options. Having hippie parents who didn’t hold much truck with junk food, for me they are mostly memories of Halloween or after-school snacks when visiting friends. I remember watching a...
The Fluffernutter ~ Marshmallow Fluff & Peanut Butter in Harmony w the World
Remember the Fluffernutter® sandwich? That combination of Marshmallow Fluff® and creamy peanut butter on white bread? Food of the Gods! In fact, it is so good that there is a website in England selling Marshmallow Fluff for £15 per jar! Since our house was a junk food-free zone devoid of such delicacies as Marshmallow Fluff, Fluffernutters were always a special treat...
It’s Mango Season!!!! ~ Aren’t you craving a fresh mango lassi?
Hooray! It’s mango season!!! In the northern hemisphere mango season runs from April through September and that, happy mango lovers and soon to be mango lovers, that is now! This means many months of mango lassis lie ahead. To take advantage of this bounty I have included three different mango lassi recipes. Actually, the mango lassi such an easy recipe that...
Hyundai’s Kitchen Nano Garden
For all you vegetarians, locavores, and frustrated city-dwelling would be gardeners out there, does Hyundai have a product for you! (I would say “for Us”, but my apartment is so small I hardly have room for a potted plant, let alone this AMAZING advance in home-scaled hydroponic agriculture.) Hyundai & Korean design firm Gromo teamed up to create the...
Hassle-Free Hydroponic Systems
If, like me, you love fresh herbs, and fell in love with the concept of the Hyundai Kitchen Nano Garden, have I got a product for you!  The Urban Cultivator™ brings organic hydroponic herbs and veggies to your own in-kitchen garden, and you can buy one right now! Hooray for Green Design! This Canadian company developed the Urban Cultivator with the intention to...

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