Thousands of restaurant and food service personnel were treated to healthy choices at the recent Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show in Orlando. Sustainability was the buzzword at many seafood exhibits, and the emphasis on a Mediterranean diet of fresh vegetables, olive oil and fish was hard to miss.
Just about every culture has them. There are Indian pakora, Turkish mucver, even the Deep South's hush puppies. Hot, crunchy, batter-dipped doodads that more broadly fit under the genus fritter, they are nearly the perfect party appetizer. • And in a way they're doubly perfect for my special peeps. These …
WHO: Sivilay Ponce De Leon, 38, of St. Petersburg, wife and mother of two. She owns a Fred Astaire dance studio with her husband.
WHAT: Steamed Sea Bass.
Mon | Meatless meal
Bell Pepper Saute Over Lemon Kale Quinoa is a sturdy meal that can be ramped up even more with crumbled feta cheese. Saute a combination of sliced bell peppers (red, yellow and orange) in olive oil with fresh oregano leaves and a couple of minced garlic cloves. Season with …
If you mention that you're making a cobbler, the first thing people will think of is fruit and often it will be peach or apple. But tomatoes love biscuits, too, (and, after all, they're technically a fruit). Recipes that take a traditionally sweet dish and turn things savory always appeal to me.
The delightful new cookbook Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets and Recipes from Our Kitchen by Zoe Nathan (Chronicle Books, 2014) is getting quite a bit of buzz. It is a lovely book full of inspirational recipes and photographs that will make you eager to get into the kitchen this fall.
When I put the monkey bread with Taiwanese prune reduction in the oven, the doubt set in. � Here I was, hosting an at-home Chopped dinner party, and things were culminating in a confection of horrors. The "monkey bread" needed a half-hour to cook, what with that gummy maze of crescent dough sliced …
.TITLE: 5 Ingredient Weeknight Meals by Vanessa McNeil Rocchio (Oxmoor House, 256 pages, $19.95)
Mon | Meatless meal
Mexican Egg Tacos With Potatoes (recipe below) is a flavorful way to end the day. The potatoes are powered by poblano peppers and a homemade salsa adds more punch. Make this for a Meatless Monday but consider it for a Sunday brunch, too.
Tues | Face …
I'm looking for some new muffin recipes.
Carrie Kymer, Plant City