How to Pomegranate

Pomegranates are a great snack. They are typically in season from October to January. How to prepare a pomegranate: Start with a whole pomegranate Slice it about 1/4 to 1/2 way through and peel the pomegranate apart into two or four pieces. Hopefully the seeds are fresh and bright red. If the seeds are brown or discolored the pomegranate may …

Revive Limp Broccoli

If you notice your broccoli starting to get limp and droopy don’t throw it out. Limp broccoli can be made fresh again by trimming the end of the stalk and placing the broccoli in a cup of water. After a day or two in refrigeration the broccoli will be fresh and firm again.

Search Recipes by Ingredients with Recipe Puppy

Recipe Puppy is a handy web app for finding recipes based on cooking ingredients. Is your fridge nearly empty? You can use Recipe Puppy to find recipes that don’t require a trip to the store. And the logo is a pug! Just search for ingredients like this: onions, garlic, potatoes And Recipe Puppy does a great job of showing relevant …

Make Squishy Beets Firm Again

Here is a quick tip: If you have beets and they are starting to get soft and squishy put them in a cup or bowl of water inside a refrigerator for one to two days. The beets absorb the water and become firm and appear fresh again! This also works for carrots.

Ginger Lemon Honey Cayenne Tea

This tea is amazing…  Supposedly it is good for ‘curing’ colds and ‘boosting’ the immune system. Healthy or not it’s a great drink when it’s cold outside. There are a lot of different versions of ‘Ginger Cayenne Tea’. Here is my recipe. (serves two) Ingredients: 4 cups Water 1 – 2 tablespoons chopped Ginger 1 – 2 tsp Cayenne Powder …

Super Veggie Omelet (omelette?)

Ok here is a simple recipe for an omelet Ingredients: 2 eggs per omelette 1 onion 2 to 4  mushrooms 2 to 4 cloves of garlic 1 carrot 1 tomato a few green olives a few tablespoons of olive oil a round frying pan helps the omelet form a good shape Directions: Chop veggies. Heat up a little bit of …

Hearty Lentil & Dahl Soup Combo

I made a combination of these two recipes: Hearty Lentil Soup Dahl Soup So here is the basic recipe  I came up with: Ingredients: 1 medium onion 4 or 5 cloves of garlic minced / chopped 2 or 3 Celery stalks 1 or 2 Carrots 2 Tomatoes 1 medium eggplant A few dashes of dried chopped up ‘hot peppers’ 1/2 …

Satsuma Mandarin Oranges are an Excellent Treat

These oranges are a favorite of mine for many reasons… They are super juicy, tasty, easy to peel and eat.  Fresh satsuma mandarins are in season during the winter months. It’s great to have a case of these in the fridge. I believe this case costs around $10.99 and weighs 5 lbs. The box says these oranges are from California. …