Perhaps you have some distant memory of your mom roasting pumpkin seeds on pie tins for you. I do. As a kid I didn't appreciate the pumpkin seed. I just wanted to get to the pumpkin pie or pumpkin roll. Now as an adult, I want those toasty seeds. Mostly to artistically sprinkle on top of the pumpkin ... More >>
I don't know if you have strolled down the nut butter section at your grocery store lately, but the options for nut butters are exploding past just peanut butter or almond butter. Cashew butter, blended nut butters, and nut butters with a variety of added spices have arrived to shake up toast, sandw ... More >>
As of Saturday, February 15, GoodyTwos Toffee Company, the north Scottsdale spot specializing in toffee candy has shut its doors for good. Donna Gabrilson and Stacey Barnes, the mother-daughter team behind the confection company, moved their shop to the location at 6990 E Shea Blvd in 2011 after o ... More >>
Beer: Long Strange Trip Brewery: Sonoran Brewing Co. Style: Oatmeal Stout ABV: 7.2 percent The journey began with 7 Wives Saison, a brew featuring pink peppercorns, mesquite syrup, orange, coriander, fennel, and fennel pollen. Our travels then took us to the river for some FFF, where grapefruit, b ... More >>
Forget peanut butter. There are all sorts of nut butters just waiting for your morning toast. More important, every jar of cashew or pumpkinseed butter is the secret ingredient to thicken your sauce, bring depth to your salad dressing, or turn tortilla chips into fancy hors d'oeuvre. See Also: And ... More >>
Summer is just weeks away, which means it's panic time for those of us who packed on the lbs. over the winter. Yes, of course, we should've seen this coming, and what the hell happened to that exercise regimen we felt so enthusiastic about back in January? Now there's no place to run and certainly n ... More >>
Since going gluten-free, I have developed a fear of flying. Not the flying part, but the eating part. See also: - Mother's Day in Phoenix: Moms Eat Gluten-Free at Tryst Café (with Bottomless Mimosas) - 10 Cool Things at the Gluten-Free Expo Frankly, the whole gluten-free thing can make you a lit ... More >>
I've been writing about food related Pinterest finds for one year and have yet to report on cookies. It's about time. And these are wonderful, particularly in this picky day and age. These cookies don't contain flour, or nuts and barely any diary - making them the absolute perfect treat for when y ... More >>
It's that time of year. Everywhere I turn there's candy. Snickers, Butterfinger, Kit Kat! I love them all. But I've learned that I can't quite eat as much Halloween candy as I used to without suffering some kind of negative repercussion. Usually in the form of a muffin top. See also: - Mak ... More >>
I think of celery the way I think about cigarettes. I recognize the right to light up or crunch, I'd just prefer that the activity not take place in my kitchen or at my table.
Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using beets. My default cooking method for root vegetables is roasting. Lately, though, I've been having the darndest ... More >>
Nut allergies are no laughing matter, you have all made that abundantly clear in comments left on previous posts. But maybe this story will give you a good snicker. Discovery Magazine recently reported a story from a Spanish medical journal with the following keywords: Brazil nut allergy. Semen. S ... More >>
Although it has limitless possibilities, cardamom really shines as the star ingredient in baked goods with a hint of almonds, pistachios, or walnuts to round out the flavor.
Still don't know what you're making for your holiday table? These three recipes from local chefs and restaurateurs will get you started: Chakra 4's Red & Green Holiday Salad, Green's Lemongrass "Chicken," and Pomegranate Café's Vegan English Toffee.
It's tough to pick just one from the four desserts that Barrio Café offers, but after much debate, we landed on Crepas de Cajeta, crepes with goat milk caramel and vanilla bean ice cream. This may sound like a simple treat, but these flavors will wow your taste buds.
Illustration By Cyndi Coon The convenience of a drive-thru is good and options for eating healthy are good but saving money in this economy is really good. So when Starbucks came out with instant oatmeal with toppings in cup we wondered, how much more would we pay for that convenience ove ... More >>
Carol Blonder blue cheesecake bite Got some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown. Say shortbread and I immediately think not of Girl Scouts but of McVities. I was introduced to the Scottish digestive biscuits and shortbread when faced wit ... More >>
Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're consideringfiring it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are YouEating" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on JackalopeRanch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing you "What Are YouBaking?" Complete with a r ... More >>
Carol Blonder Holiday Gifts from the KitchenYou know what gifts to get for your significant other and the rest of the family. What to do about co-workers, holiday hosts, teachers, coaches, and neighbors? Try a treat from your kitchen, easy and delicious, a tasty memory that will please ev ... More >>
Mother-daughter duo Donna Gabrilson and Stacey Barnes blend their traditional and modern styles to make some not-so-innocent toffees at GoodyTwos Toffee Company. One part old school and one part you-have-to-taste-it-to-believe-it twists means some seriously light-hearted toffee genius (that earned o ... More >>
Illustration by Cyndi Coon You've heard that dried spices and herbs only last so long before they lose their potency and should be tossed. Well, what if you are cheap and can't part so easily with your spices? They are expensive, after all. Here is a recipe to use up your about-to-expi ... More >>
Chef Jacques QualinWe all know that summertime is the right time for ice cream. But before you go out dropping green on a pint (or two) of Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream, consider making your own ice cream at home. Watch the how-to video and see the recipe after the jump.
Chef Sara Siso's Almond HummusThis week, Chef Sara Siso shared with us her thoughts about the benefits of a Raw Vegan diet. Now she shares one of her easiest recipes, a twist on the traditional hummus. Listed below are just some of the health benefits provided by the ingredients in this recip ... More >>
We're noticing a trend in grocery stores lately -- they're all going totally nuts! Literally, that is. More and more local grocery stores are expanding their nut selections, venturing beyond stock bags of pistachios and cans of mixed nuts to bulk nuts, grind your own peanut butter stations and ... More >>
Arizona pistachio farmers are hoping the government soon lifts a blanket warning against eating the nuts, which was issued after a California batch tested positive for salmonella. So far, there's no indication the illness-causing bacteria infects any Arizona products, but ... More >>
For years, the hunt has been on for just the right sweet/salty/spicy nut mix recipe, to no avail. Either the recipe calls for something hard to find (an unusual spice), something not very appetizing (some of us just don't like rosemary or other plants in our nuts) or a step too tough to master (e.g ... More >>
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