| Mar 23, 2011
Jessica Harper is an actress, writer, singer, songwriter and now the author of a new cookbook for people who don't always experience the joy of cooking.
With more than 100 simple recipes as well as comical recollections of the frustrations of cooking...
| Mar 27, 2011
The chickpea, a hardy perennial, grows in a sturdy pod called a tin. The standard cultivar matures at 15 to 151/2 ounces.
The dwarf variety tops out at 10 ounces. Crack open either can to reveal the same interior: a cluster of creamy, pale, round nubs....
| Mar 31, 2011
Among food-obsessed Angelenos, shawarma isn't as much a point of contention as, say, ramen or carne asada. At too many of the city's Levantine restaurants, flaccid, flavorless strands of meat pass as properly shaved shawarma almost without protest.
| Oct 28, 2010
Dear Culinary SOS: A group of us went to enjoy the draft beers on tap at Mediterraneo Restaurant & Bar in Hermosa Beach earlier this month and were transfixed by the wonderful spicy black bean hummus. If you can get the recipe … spice-loving...
| Dec 1, 2010
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: Adapted from Mediterraneo in Hermosa Beach
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more to taste
1/4 cup chopped garlic, more to...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 2:45 AM
Easy Entertaining Options for people with little time!
When you are short on time take a quick trip to your favorite grocer (one who is super-knowledgeable, like the staff at Wegman's in Mechanicsburg) and let them do the work for you. A few extra...
| Jul 16, 2010
Jumbo Louisiana shrimp with caper dill hummus, fried avocados, feta cheese tossed mizuna and a vanilla red wine reduction.
Yields 1 serving
o (5) U-10 head-on shrimp
o 3 oz Hummus (mixed with fresh dill and capers)
o 2 oz feta...
| Aug 7, 2010
If you've been searching for the best Lebanese food in town, you're getting "shawarma." In fact, if you go to Skaf's, you've hit the spot.
Skaf's Lebanese Cuisine is not just a good Middle Eastern restaurant. It has just made it to my Top 10 list of...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 8:25 AM
In this week's installment of my weekly series on feeding a family of five (plus two cats) on $100 per week. Most weeks I try to set aside some of this budget to save for an upcoming bulk meat purchase, but this week I spend $95.50, leaving only $4.50...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Here are the top deals to be found at Chicago grocery stores Jewel-Osco for the week of Jan. 13, with coupon matchups. I don't list every item from the Wednesday grocery ad, only those that are close to their low prices or those that have a good coupon...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 4:55 AM
Smoothie Pops Makes 16 popsicles
1 peach, peeled and chopped 1 nectarine, peeled and chopped 2 medium bananas, sliced 1 pint strawberries, hulled ¼ cup 100% fruit juice 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Place...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:41 PM
First impression: The word quirky might have been invented to describe Apropo Kafe. It's a literal mom and pop operation that serves incredible organic Middle Eastern fare as well as European dishes such as schnitzel ($14) and all-American Angus burgers...