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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

Salmon Bruschetta tops Olive Garden new menu.

 

The Olive Garden's Salmon Bruschetta

The Olive Garden’s Salmon Bruschetta

My family enjoys going to the Olive Garden Restaurant, so when I am in Minneapolis to visit them, we often go for the unlimited Soup, Salad & Breadsticks.  For $8.49*, this is a bargain.  A garden-fresh salad served family style along with a choice of four homemade soups.  You can try all four of them if you want to. “The Zuppa Toscana with sausage and kale is probably my favorite, but the Pasta e Fagioli, Minestrone and Chicken & Gnocchi are all pretty darned good,” she says with midwestern flare. (more…)

April 10, 2014 at 9:30 am 1 comment

Bibb & Arugula Salad with Pecorino Romano

Bibb & Arugula Salad 6-13This Bibb and Arugula Salad with Pecorino Romano is a new favorite. Twenty years ago, not too many people had tasted arugula when it found its way into my garden.  Its bitter taste was a little offsetting when I made it into an arugula pesto back then.  But now, the arugula we eat today, seems to have been tamed. The tiny arugula leaves found in the supermarket in a cellophane plastic bag is not the same as the spicy and bitter arugula that has continued to reseed itself in my garden for the past 20 years.  It’s like a weed, but a welcome weed.   Today’s arugula is sweeter – a different variety perhaps.  However, I think that my tastebuds have also succumbed to its magic. (more…)

September 10, 2013 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Easy Barbecue Ribs top Summer Favorites

Ribs stacked 7-12I tried to drive into Costco on the 3rd of July and quickly realized I would not find a parking space, so I left asap.  What was I thinking!  I wanted to purchase some ribs to make on the weekend – not for the 4th.  So I went back on the 5th after things had calmed down to get a package of Swift Premium St. Louis-style ribs to make these almost famous Best-Ever ribs that I found in Bon Appetit magazine.  Watch out Famous Dave’s!  If you love pork ribs and want them fast, you’ve gotta try these.  10-20 minutes prep time and 3 hours in the oven. (more…)

July 8, 2013 at 9:40 am 2 comments

Blueberry Bread Pudding will be a hit at your Holiday Brunch

Cover Plate 11-12Make this dish for your next holiday brunch!.  I promise it will be a huge hit and look how pretty it is on top of it!  Serve it with a salad and some virgin or champagne mimosas as I did and you are good.  I served this Savory Blueberry Bread Pudding with a Sweet Blueberry Sauce to about 40 people after our church service and these were the honest comments I got.

“I’m not a huge blueberry fan, but that was outstanding.”

“Loved the fact that it was vegetarian and something new and different.”

“It was a surprise, because of the fact that it wasn’t sweet but tasted delicious.”

“Light, but satisfying.”

“I appreciated that the topping had the sweetness, while the bread pudding was savory and it allowed me to adjust my sweetness level.”

“It was a wonderful way to eat blueberries.” (more…)

November 30, 2012 at 10:19 am 2 comments

Secret Lemon Cream Cake

Olive Garden's Lemon Cream Cake

Olive Garden’s Lemon Cream Cake

A trip to visit family is always an adventure.  Last week we flew to Minneapolis to celebrate my mother’s birthday on 9-11. The security at the airport was quite impressive. It seemed like there was one TSA person for every passenger passing through the newfangled X-ray machines.  Ever since that horrible morning we experienced ten years ago, my mother’s birthday has been eclipsed by other events that all of us are passionate about.  But for her day this year, we turned off the never ending stream of media reports and had some fun. (more…)

September 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm 3 comments

Slicing and Dicing is Delicious!

Onions 5-11I took my Knife Skills class some 16 years ago in UCLA Extension’s  Professional Cooking program.  It was the best class I have ever taken.  Why you ask?  Because learning to use a knife properly cut my cooking time to 1/3 of the time.  Once I learned to slice and dice properly, I had the freedom to create everything in a FLASH.  It was very liberating.  So…I was thrilled Wednesday night to share my Knife Skills with 16 other students in our Knife Skills Class at Holy Nativity’s Community Hall in Westchester. (more…)

May 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm 2 comments


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Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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