Showing posts from May, 2015

Afghan Chicken & Rice Casserole (Kabeli Palau)

Chicken with rice, all bound together with a quick sauce made with caramelized onions and warm spices, topped with a quick sauté of matchstick carrots, raisins, almonds and saffron. Sound, um, unusual? It's amazing. Whole Food, Fresh & Flexible. Budget-Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep & Feeding a Crowd.

Rhubarb Muffins

Simple whole-grain muffins studded with soft, sour pockets of a late-spring treat, rhubarb. Rhubarb Muffins are barely sweet and oh-so-tender and definitely – definitely! – not cupcakes. For all who prefer a less-sweet, less-rich but ever-so-satisfying morning-bread treat, this is your recipe! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ Victory! People! Did you hear crazy cheers of joy from the back yard this week?!! Did you see the CNN cameras? Did you see the headlines at Fine Cooking, Saveur and Gourmet? Did you watch the heavens part and world peace descend? Because I finally harvested my very own rhubarb – yep, those crisp, bright-red stalks of late-spring sourness – from my very own rhubarb patch in my very own garden. I harvested my own rhubarb! [insert squeals of glee] It's been a long, long time coming – a lo-o-o-n-g time, we're talking years, here. Interstate-transport, a cross-town move and transplant shock all contributed to the delay. My mom's rhubarb, our

Finnish Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake

A real celebration cake, layers of moistened sponge cake with strawberries and whipped cream between and spilling out the sides in joyful berry abandon. A Summer Tradition in Finland, Especially for Summer Birthdays and Midsummer. A Summer Celebration of Strawberries 'n' Cream. A Show-Stopping Layer Cake. Works With Perfect Home-Grown Berries and Good Supermarket Strawberries. Budget Friendly. Serves a Crowd.