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If it Ain’t Got That Spring, Then it Don’t Mean a Thing

Fleeting warm breezes tease on cool mornings, while sporadic rays of sun manage to break through cloud cover, gently kissing still frozen earth. Tempting, taunting, spring arrives in maddening snippets too short to savor at first. Right when you begin to peel back layers of heavy sweaters and fold up thick comforters, winter rages back in with a vengeance, more brutal than before, crystallizing budding sprouts into frosted popsicles or piling on a fresh coat of ice, depending on your locale. Eve...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Baking, Healthy, Dip, Snack, Vegan, Mother Nature, Appetizer, Don, Baking / Cooking, Cloves Garlic Minced, Barcelona Restaurant, Servings Pea Leaf Cazuela Print Embrace, Tablespoons Olive Oil, Teaspoons Ground Cumin

Reduce food waste with your new best friend Meal Prep Mate

In a world filled with convenient fast-food wherever you go and a focus on instant gratification, it can be a serious challenge to eat healthily and keep your food waste to a minimum. For many of us, our busy lives cause us to make daily food decisions that fill our diets with highly processed foods, which are often wrapped in single-use packaging. But there is a way you can not only eat healthily, but you can reduce food waste while saving time and money, too. The answer is meal prep. In an ef...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, Features, Recipe, United States, Healthy Eating, Food Waste, Vegan, Eat & Drink, NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Meal Prep, Single-use, Meal Prep Mate, Save the Food Back

In Crust We Trust

In a rapidly changing world, there are certain constants we can take depend on. Mathematically speaking, we have Euler’s number, Archimedes’ principle, and the Pythagorean theorem, of course, but for someone as nonacademic as myself, there’s little comfort to be found in such jumbles of numbers, no matter how concrete in concept. Pie, on the other hand, immediately soothes the mental strain of of the scholarly and simple-minded alike. Also reliable is the knowledge that Pi Day will always fa...
Tags: Food, Sweet, Recipe, Fruit, Baking, Pie, Dessert, Snack, Vegan, Pastry, Euler, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, Hannah Kaminsky Cuisine, Teaspoon Vanilla Extract, Medium Granny Smith Apples Peeled Cored

Pad Thai

Even though some think it’s a cop-out ordering Pad Thai in a Thai restaurant, marking you as a newbie, I like it quite a bit. I do tend to go for Pad See Ew, wide pan-fried rice noodles, although I’m a little picky about them because I like the dish when the chewy ribbons of noodles have stuck to the wok and start sticking together, getting charred in the process, and the dish isn’t overly saucy. Chow fun can be made like that, if you order it dry-fried, which I do. At a book event in Paris, D...
Tags: Food, Asia, California, Peanuts, Recipe, Thailand, Paris, Shrimp, Lime, Garlic, Fish Sauce, Pad Thai, Belleville, Brown Sugar, Tamarind, Scallions

Long Live the Short Stack

From puritanical health food to reviled processed junk and back again, granola has gone on a wild ride in terms of public perception over the years. Toasted whole grains, enriched with fruits and nuts, it’s not hard to understand the appeal of the basic concept, or why it’s had such staying power despite unpredictable shifts in nutritional decrees. Indulgence needn’t be linked to unsavory ingredients or wanton disregard for sound dietary advice, though. Granola can be smart way to treat yourself...
Tags: Food, Brunch, Cook, Breakfast, Recipe, Baking, Healthy, Vegan, Pancakes, Cook Time, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Salt, Teaspoons Baking Powder, Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, Hannah Kaminsky Cuisine, Servings Granola Pancakes Print Boost

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

These Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are so easy and fast to make, delicious, and a family favorite! We fold in creamy peanut butter to make these a chocolate cookie recipe that will be on repeat in your home! If you’re looking for a quick and easy cookie recipe that is made from a box mix,... Read On → The post Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Desserts, Parenting, Recipe, Recipes, Easy Recipes, Betty Crocker, Chocolate Chip, Cake Mix Cookies, With Peanut Butter

Pecan Thumbprints

If you’ve been looking for a new cookie recipe, this is definitely the one to try. These cookies are so good that I’m already thinking of whipping up another batch. I’ve made various thumbprints in the past that were filled with either jam or chocolate, but this frangipane filling nestled under a pecan half adds […]
Tags: Travel, Food, Cooking, Recipe, Desserts/Baked Goods

Of Cabbages and Kings

How many people are genuinely excited to find cabbage on a menu? Not stuffed cabbage rolls or cabbage with corned beef, but just cabbage, dense green leaves alone, sans modifiers. In the US, I’d wager that number would fall somewhere in the lowest possible percentile rank, but that’s only because of inexperience taming the brassica. Take a trip out to Taiwan though, and you’d see very different polling results. Elevating a more diverse range of lesser loved greens as some might honor fine cuts o...
Tags: Food, US, Vegetables, Taiwan, Recipe, Side dish, Baking, Vegan, Peanut Oil, MSG, Cook Time, Li Sun, Taiwanese, Stir-fry, Baking / Cooking, Cloves Garlic Minced

Grapefruit Vermouth Marmalade

When I arrived in Paris, I was surprised to see pink grapefruits as objects of such adulation. Métro billboard ads extolled the virtues of pink grapefruits, with ones from Texas being the most prized. Of course, it was a marketing campaign, but those grapefruits are rather good. When I lived in California, we didn’t just have grapefruits, we had everything, from Oroblancos, to tangelos and pomelos. In the past few years, places such as Terroirs d’Avenir in Paris, which supply us with French-gr...
Tags: Food, Texas, California, Recipe, Paris, Recipes, Sweet Vermouth, Metro, Citrus, Marmalade, Jams, Jam, Grapefruit, Vermouth, Pink Grapefruit, Dolin

Look Out for Lemons

Heads up! If you’re not paying attention, there’s a real danger of being pummeled by falling fruit while walking the city streets of Berkeley. Woven in among the cozy cafes and compact apartment buildings, fruit trees flourish, exploding with fragrant citrus fruits that rain down like hail on the unsuspecting passersby below. Streets are littered with lemons, oranges, and other unidentified flaxen orbs, as if a fruit cart had overturned on its way to market. Some shatter upon impact, hemorrhagin...
Tags: Food, Sweet, Recipe, Cookies, Baking, Meyer, Dessert, Snack, Vegan, Citrus, Cook Time, Cups All Purpose Flour, Cacao Nibs, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Salt, Hannah Kaminsky Cuisine

Think Outside the Chocolate Box

Romance comes in many flavors, but chocolate is the dominate taste on star-crossed lovers’ lips come February 14th. Truffles, molded and dipped, lavished with nuts, caramel, spices, and salt, line up in neat lines across interminable rows of red boxes, nestled into fluted paper cups serving more as garnishes than practical storage solutions. Chocolate, the ubiquitous sweet aphrodisiac, is easily the top treat for this loving affair, beating both flowers and jewelry offerings by a mile. Predictab...
Tags: Food, Cake, Valentine's Day, Recipe, Homemade, Baking, Chocolate, Vegan, Dairy-free, Easy, Baking / Cooking

Lucky Number Thirteen

Dearest BitterSweet, Mazel tov! Today, you have crossed the invisible line separating childhood from the rest of your life, straight into ranks of adulthood. It’s unthinkable that your journey began thirteen years ago, back in the early days of blogging and before Blogging, capital B, became a legitimate occupation. Granted, you still have a long way to go before you reach that lofty pinnacle of professional success, but pure and simple survival is triumph to be celebrated in this competitive, e...
Tags: Food, Cake, Recipe, Baking, Chocolate, Dessert, Espresso, Vegan, Olive Oil, Cook Time, Frosting, Cups All Purpose Flour, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Salt, Cup Granulated Sugar, Teaspoon Baking Soda

Tea with Milk….and Eggs and Sugar

When the weather cools, I bring the bold, bright, and lively teas to the front of the tea cabinet. Malty Assams speak to me at this time of year. Their warm honeyed notes also inspire me at meal’s end, especially to flavor an egg-rich but not eggy flan; one of the simplest to make and yet most satisfying desserts: the ultimate comfort food for these stressful times. For the Flan Thé which follows, I like to add some premium quality leaf to infuse the milk along with a fragrant, flexible vani...
Tags: Tea, Asia, Japan, China, Recipe, Recipes, South America, Dessert, Scott, Assam, Emily, Flan, Spain Portugal France Mexico, Creative Commons Generic License

No-Bake Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls

This 3-Ingredient, No-Bake Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Ball Recipe is simple to make and will take you back to your childhood with the first bite! I grew up in West Virginia in a school that offered home cooked, fresh meals daily.  We would have homemade biscuits and gravy, oatmeal and pancakes for breakfast and spaghetti, yeast dinner rolls... Read On → The post No-Bake Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Desserts, Peanut Butter, Parenting, West Virginia, Recipe, Recipes, Snack, Appetizers & Snacks, Peanut Butter Balls

Escarole Soup with Beans and Meatballs

Soup is something I never order in a restaurant. I never really knew why it didn’t appeal to me, but making this one make me realize that it’s because soup is something I can easily make at home. Even if you’re not someone who considers yourself a cook, a simple Celery Root Soup or Potato Leek Soup with just a few ingredients simmered up and blended together is pretty hard to mess up. I found myself with an extra-large head of escarole last week, which one of my favorite winter greens. I have ...
Tags: Food, Winter, Recipe, Soups, Recipes, Soup, Greens, Stock, Salt, Sausage, Chicken Stock, Meatballs, Olive Oil, Escarole Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Escarole

Peace, Love, and Avocado for All

San Francisco is home to the original hippie, the flower child borne of the 1967 Summer of Love, though only faint traces of the counter culture movement remain today. Largely replaced by tech workers with smartphones in their pockets rather than floral ornaments in their hair, it disappoints me to no end that we don’t even have an outpost of Flower Child out in the bay area. Had it not been for a trip out to Austin, TX, I never would have even known of the peaceable chain. During my whirlwind f...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Food, Restaurants, San Francisco, Austin, Recipe, Baking, Brussels, Healthy, Vegan, NorCal, Austin TX, Entree, Portobello Mushroom, Flower Child the Mother Earth Bowl

Chili Cheese Dip

With only 2-ingredients, this Chili Cheese Dip is always a hit! Make this quick & easy appetizer in the slow cooker or microwave for a crowd-pleasing dip! This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. Who’s ready for the big game coming?  You know that ONE football game EVERYBODY looks forward... Read On → The post Chili Cheese Dip appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Parenting, Lifestyle, Recipe, Recipes, Slow Cooker, Appetizer, Appetizers & Snacks, Mirum, Chili Cheese Dip

Experimenting with Sourdough Starter

I have a bread thing going on. About a month ago I was gifted some thirty year old “starter” and since then I’ve baked more bread than I have in years. I’m still in the experimental stage as I’ve only ever baked with dry packaged yeast. My first few attempts were sourdough loaves which turned […]
Tags: Travel, Food, Cooking, Recipe, Italy, Breads, Cookbooks

Spiced Candied Almonds

I have a soft spot, or should I say, a crunchy spot, for candied nuts. I like it when they’re baked to a crispy, golden brown, with a touch of sweetness that comes from coating the nuts with just enough sugar to make them crackle in your mouth, but not enough to overwhelm. I also like a bit of salt, spice, and even some heat added, as a counterpoint. Just enough so a little glow hits you a few seconds later, but not enough to burn. In other words, exactly the right amount to make you want you ...
Tags: Food, Almonds, Recipe, Recipes, Candy, Cookbook, Fleur De Sel, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Chez Panisse, Cal Peternell, Candies, Syrup, Red Pepper Flakes, Crushed Red Pepper, Maldon salt

Smoked Sausage & Rice One Skillet Meal

This Smoked Sausage & Rice One-Skillet Recipe can be made in under 30 minutes for a quick and easy dinner idea.  It promises to be a hit around your dinner table! Weeknights can get busy!  With after school and work activities, homework, getting ready for the next day and normal household chores – the day is... Read On → The post Smoked Sausage & Rice One Skillet Meal appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Parenting, Main Dishes, Recipe, Recipes, Pork, Dinner, Meal, Sausage, Hillshire Farms, One Dinner Skillet Meal, Smoked Sausage, Sausage Recipe

Souped Up

Tracking watery footprints all through the kitchen, there was no use pretending to be tidy. Saturated socks dripped with every step, more absorbent than the sponge idle in the sink. Washing away drought warnings, the rainy season has come to drown the bay area once again. Punishing storms drop gallons of water in an instant, drenching everything unfortunate enough to be outside at that inopportune moment. Of course, this is inevitably the time I would chose to venture out, certain that only ligh...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Soup, Baking, Vegan, Coconut Oil, Easy, Comfort Food, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Salt, Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, Ayurvedic, Golden Onion Soup, Cloves Garlic Minced, Tablespoons Garbanzo Bean Flour, Teaspoon Ground Turmeric

Get cozy this season with these 7 hot vegan drinks for winter

Thoughts of snowy winter days bring to mind a toasty fire, slippers, sweaters, blankets and warm drinks. It makes sense, because they all equate to the perfect combination of coziness. While traditional tea or coffee is a lovely choice, it’s fun to explore new flavors. For those that are vegan by choice or by circumstance, traditional drinks can be limiting. We’ve conjured up a varied blend of hot drink options to fit your vegan lifestyle. Note that most of these options can also be adapted for...
Tags: Coffee, Tea, Cooking, Drinks, Design, London, Winter, Features, Recipe, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Medjool, Cider Apple

Jamming With Pleasure – And Tea

Counting our blessings at the end of a tumultuous year is never a bad idea. Despite all of the things going wrong in our world today, taking care of ourselves (and others) by lovingly preparing a nice meal or stopping to make a batch of preserves can take you and the lucky recipients of your largesse through the season and beyond. I for one am always grateful when I peruse my tea cabinet and behold the varied riches and inspiration contained within it. Resolved to do more than just drink the t...
Tags: Tea, California, Recipe, Recipes, Meyer, Citrus, Marmalade, CARA CARA, Lauren Wemischner, Oro Blanco

New Year’s Ball Drop

Wait, where do you think you’re going? The party isn’t over yet! Just when you thought it was safe to crawl back home in a holiday-induced stupor, ready to hibernate for the remainder of winter, New Year’s looms large on the horizon with another round of festive demands. Still recovering from Christmas, and maybe even Hanukkah at that, it can be a challenge to summon enough enthusiasm for the final day of the year. It typically ends in an anticlimactic countdown at midnight and much more booze t...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Baking, Party, Healthy, New Year, Greens, Snack, Vegan, Appetizer, Baking / Cooking, Cup Toasted Pine Nuts, Teaspoon Salt, Teaspoon Black Pepper, Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, Tablespoons Olive Oil Preheat

Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Eggnog

Eggnog wasn’t something that I had a lot of nostalgia for. Sure, I’ve spent my life around eggs and milk, and cream, but when I drink, I tend to go for the harder stuff. But I’ve been trying to change that, branching out to other beverages. No one in my family made eggnog, but as an adult, I’ve been more than happy to churn up Eggnog Ice Cream flavored with brandy, rum, and a dash of nutmeg, using my recipe in The Perfect Scoop. However I was intrigued when I came across another version of eggn...
Tags: Food, Drinks, Eggs, Recipe, Milk, Recipes, Cocktails, Nutmeg, Sherry, Tequila, Eggnog, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Heavy Cream, Clyde Commons, Drinking Distilled, Noix De Muscade

All Hail Wassail

Cheers, to the drink that’s worthy of a toast in and of itself! “Wassail” was actually an Old Norse salutation meaning “be well,” spreading merriment and good spirits, long before it ever became a drink spiked with them. Typically red wine but occasionally beer and cider join the festivities as well. Regardless of the base, the warm, spicy blend of seasonings have come to define wassail today, inextricably linking it with the flavors of Christmastime. Just like chai or pumpkin pie, every mix is ...
Tags: Food, Sweet, Holidays, Uncategorized, Christmas, Bread, Recipe, Baking, Dessert, Vegan, Rodelle, Cups All Purpose Flour, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Salt, Wassail Pull Apart Bread Biscuit Dough, Cup Granulated Sugar

Cranberry Auberge cocktail

I discovered this drink in The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth, a book I seem to reread every couple of years. Written by Roy Andries de Groot, it’s an ode to a charming auberge (inn), nestled in the French alps, where two women created magical meals for their guests. Like most meals in France, their menus began with an apéritif. One in the book was a glass of Dubonnet, with an equal amount of kirsch, topped off with a dash of soda water. It was quite a drink, which I refashioned since after a...
Tags: Food, France, Recipe, Recipes, Cocktails, Orange, Cranberry, Cocktail, Aperitif, Eau De Vie, Auberge of the Flowering Hearth, Byrrh, Roy Andries de Groot

Cutting the Mustard

Cornbread in any form is an easy sell. Buttery, golden crumbs that cling to the fork and sop up the richest stews like a savory sponge, it’s the side dish that can easily steal the show. I’ve never met a cornbread that wasn’t at least passable when smothered with a generous smear of vegan butter, but the very best versions are always paired with a touch of maple sweetness. Inextricably linked to the sticky syrup in my mind, this is how I first remember eating cornbread, back in my elementary sch...
Tags: Food, Holidays, Bread, Recipe, Baking, Vegan, Maple, Colman, Loaf, Cornbread, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Salt, Teaspoons Baking Powder, Teaspoon Baking Soda, Coconut Oil Melted, Tablespoons Colman

Chai to Remember

When winter is just around the corner in my part of the world (southern California) and our meager amount of rain has begun to fall, my tastes turn to chai. But not just any chain coffeehouse chai, a pale imitation of the real thing. I want bold flavors and the notes of a good tea’s personality on par with the blend of spices in the drink. And then there is the question of which dairy to use. Is it full-fat milk or cream? And as for the sweetener, will it be sugar, honey, Lyle’s Golden syrup, ...
Tags: Tea, Winter, California, Recipe, Homemade, Recipes, Caramel, Lyle, Assam, Chai, Assam Chai

Creamy Cheesy Coca-Cola® Dip

Try this Creamy Cheesy Coca-Cola Dip for your next holiday gathering. It’s amazing! This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   The holidays are here, and that means it’s the most wonderful time of the year – for food! I just love this time of year when you... Read On → The post Creamy Cheesy Coca-Cola® Dip appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Coca-cola, Parenting, Recipe, Recipes, Dip, Appetizer, Dips & Dressings, Coca Cola Company All, Creamy Cheesy Coca Cola