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Kamut – an ancient grain for modern times

raw kamut berries

raw kamut berries

With all the focus on gluten free, why not switch up the grains in your diet and add a healthy wheat grain – Kamut. While it has gluten, it may actually be healthier for those without celiac disease. And it’s delicious! We used this grain to make the side dish at our Spring Entertaining cooking class. It’s pretty enough for company and it’s not the same boring rice side dish you may have made zillions of times. Another plus is that it holds up well when made a day in advance, saving you more time on party day.

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May 5, 2014 at 8:30 am 2 comments

Cassolita: Moroccan Butternut Squash with Caramelized Onions

Moroccan Squash with Caramelized Onions

Cassolita: Moroccan Squash with Caramelized Onions

Sometimes cooking a dish sends me into another orbit – in this case, Morocco.  I find myself wanting more experiences from this cuisine.  This was the case with Cassolita, a Moroccan Butternut Squash with Caramelized Onions from Paula Wolfert’s “The Food of Morocco” cookbook, which was featured in our Meals in Minutes cooking class last month. The combination of the ingredients are so wonderful together. The sweet caramelized onions together with the nutty roasted butternut squash and the exotic Ceylon cinnamon make it really special. (more…)

April 3, 2014 at 9:45 am 3 comments

“Caesar” Brussels Sprouts inspired by Baco Mercat Restaurant

"Caesar" Brussels Sprouts

“Caesar” Brussels Sprouts

I wish I had come up with this idea on my own. “Caesar” Brussels sprouts is a no brainer.  Combine two beloved dishes together and you get a new beloved dish.  I tasted “Caesar” Brussels sprouts for the first time at “Baco Mercat” Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The next time I was downtown for the Culinary Historians of Southern California meeting at the Central Library, I had to go back for more.  I sat at the counter alone analyzing this dish and taking notes.  How did they make this special?  Sorry, I had to copy it…and thanks to my good detective work, you can have the recipe yourself.  We made this dish in our March Meals in Minutes cooking class and it was a huge hit.  So easy too, rated by team members Cliva and Susan. (more…)

March 21, 2014 at 9:09 am 6 comments

Vegetable Pot Stickers love “Not Ketchup”.

Vegetable Pot Stickers

Vegetable Pot Stickers

We made Vegetable Pot Stickers, aka as Japanese gyoza at our “A Taste of Asia” Cooking Class during the Chinese New Year. Making Pot Stickers can be therapeutic. These Pot Stickers had a new companion…”Not Ketchup” dipping sauces. (more…)

February 27, 2014 at 9:19 am 4 comments

The Food of Rancho La Puerta

The Ranch Guacamole is a favorite of Ranch veterans.

Rancho La Puerta Guacamole

Rancho La Puerta Guacamole

Cutting calories in the New Year?  Make this healthy and easy guacamole I learned to make at Rancho La Puerta.  Everyone is looking for easy ways to make great tasting food without all the calories.  Start with this surprising recipe. (more…)

January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am 3 comments

Rancho La Puerta is a sanctuary for body and soul.

Salad from The Rancho La Puerta Garden.

Salad from The Rancho La Puerta garden.

New Year’s Resolutions?  A trip to Rancho La Puerta Spa in December inspired my resolutions for 2014.  Rancho La Puerta Spa is a sanctuary only an hour away from the San Diego hustle & bustle.  If your resolutions are related to food, the word I learned at The Ranch, as it is called, is portion control.  They don’t promote portion control.  It’s just that the meals served there are so tasty, you don’t need a lot to be satiated.   They smartly serve small portions of whatever is on the menu encouraging you to restrain yourself from asking for more (which is more than welcome). (more…)

January 6, 2014 at 9:16 am 5 comments

Purple Sweet Potatoes & Carrot Latkes – perfect for Thanksgivukkah

Purple Sweet Potato Latke 11-13 IMG_8314My Yam & Carrot Latkes with Peanut Sauce I published in 2011 are so pretty, delicious and well loved!  So when Frieda’s Specialty Produce sent me some Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes to try out, I knew I had to try them in my latkes.  These were a perfect combination for Thanksgivukkah!  Celebrating the traditional dish of Hannukah along with the quintessential Thanksgiving ingredient – sweet potatoes. (more…)

November 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm 1 comment

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Patricia K. Rose

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