Chefs’ Picks coast to coast

Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast. An after-dinner drink is a cultural ritual celebrated the world over. But what exactly qualifies as a proper digestif? Although the category has traditionally been defined by straight spirits, modern mixologists are shaking things up a bit by serving cocktails….

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The 6 Nutrients Vegetarians and Vegan Diets May Be Missing

Incorporating more meatless meals into your diet is a great way to boost health. Research shows that eating more plant-based foods and less animal products can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even some cancers. However, whether you choose to eat this way part-time or all of the time, there are…

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Whole Asparagus Leek Soup

No waste here: use the entire asparagus spear and leek in this Whole Asparagus Leek Soup It took this month’s Recipe ReDux theme of “Easy Ways To Reduce Food Waste” to change my ways when it comes to cooking two of spring’s feature veggies: asparagus and leeks. This is how I have prepped asparagus my whole……

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How to create tasty Chole Bhature

छोले भटूरे भला किसे पसंद नहीं लेकिन भटूरे बनाना हर किसी के बस की बात नहीं। भटूरा क्रिस्‍पी और बड़ा ना बने तो इसमें स्‍वाद नहीं आता। भटूरे को आसानी से बनाने का तरीका जानना है तो आपको यह आर्टिकल पढ़ना पडे़गा। इसमें हमने सूजी मिक्‍स की है जिससे यह कुरकुरे बनेंगे। भटूरो को आप…

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Creepy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Comedian Gary Gulman did a sketch years ago about cookies. (It’s hilarious, you should look it up.) At the end of it Gulman expresses how much he dislikes sugar cookies because they are always trying to be something else and without changing they are just boring sugar cookies. If there is to be a close…

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Eggplant Crunch burger

This burger is vegan and gluten-free and it’s the most delicious of all the burgers I’ve ever made. It’s made from eggplant. That’s right, no beans, no tofu, no TVP. The flavor of this burger is so deep and rich, it’s really amazing.The first time I made them, I topped them with caramelized onions and…

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The 56 different names of Sugar

Sugar is not always like it seem to be, and that is not a secret. But did you know that sugar has over 56 different names. Conventionally enough for the big corporations that makes money out of Peoples suffering. Well I`m gonna go straight too it and give you the 56 different names: Agave nectar…

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Coca-Cola helps ‘kirana’ retail owners better their sales

This ‘Retailer Capability Development Initiative’ is titled ‘Parivartan’. With over 12 million outlets, India’s retail sector, worth $500 billion, and growing at 15 per cent every year, plays a crucial role in the nation’s growth story. A major constituent of this burgeoning sector is the chain of ‘kirana’ shops (your friendly neighbourhood small grocery stores),…

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Canning Summer Tomato Sauce

This was my first time canning tomato sauce, I’ve found it’s not terribly hard to make a simple one from good quality canned tomatoes, but a local farm ran a deal on tomatoes that made this sauce very cost effective. After a trial run of one batch to see how my family liked it, I…

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese Pizza Cups

Step 1: Ingredients (makes 24 Mac ‘n’ Cheese Pizza cups) For Mac ‘n’ Cheese: 2 1/2 cups dry elbow macaroni 3 3/4 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons, mozzarella, shredded 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated 5 tablespoons butter, softened 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3/4…

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