Beth’s Blog

Chipotle Hummus from The Prado in Balboa Park

Sunday June 26, 2016

Hummus is a mashed purÈe of chickpeas, olive oil, and lemon that is immensely popular in the Middle East. And America so it seems.

The traditional way to serve hummus is to spread it on a plate and drizzle it with flavorful olive oil. That’s fine for spreading, but if you are going to dip veggies into the hummus, it’s more practical to pile it into a bowl.

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The Rice Cooker: SooFoo® Whole Grain Mix

Saturday June 25, 2016

Some times during editing a book, our favorite recipes get cut by the ol’ editor. We live with the decision for the betterment of the book, but often not happily. One such cut was the grain mixture SooFoo®, a grain mixture we adore.

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Cruising the Blogs: Sesame Burger Buns

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Once a month, my usual bread baking column at Serious Eats becomes Knead the Book, where I bake five recipes from a book that has bread recipes. This month’s book was The Bread Bible by Beth Hensperger. The book is an oldie but a goodie. This was one of the recipes from the book.

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Tuesday June 21, 2016

There might be a riot if there was not a Chinese chicken salad in the Weeknight Cooking book; it is that popular a salad. Chicken salads on the whole are immensely popular, but this dish tops them all since it combines sweet, crunchy, spicy, cold, and sour all in one.

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Fattoush-Toasted Pita Bread Salad with Falafel Balls

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Fattoush-Toasted Pita Bread Salad with Falafel Balls

Bread salads are not only filling but tasty and economical. I always seem to have pita bread around, so this salad is a great way to use up day-old whole wheat pitas. This…

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Mississippi Mud Pie

Monday June 20, 2016

When I was learning how to make desserts, there was a fascination with ice cream pies, especially during the summer. I went to a friends for dinner and she made one. of course she gave me the recipe and said…

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Fresh Fruit Cobbler

Sunday June 19, 2016

This fruit cobbler is certainly one of the simplest coffee cakes to make. The cobbler is low in sugar, baking up into an appealing fruit-laden cake that is as flavorful as it is tender.

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Lets Talk Corn on the Cob

Friday June 3, 2016

Its time for end of the summer corn. Here are two different techniques, one in the microwave and the other in the slow cooker, for cooking it perfect every time.

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Vegetable and Tofu Whole Wheat Quesadillas

Friday June 3, 2016

I went to a buffet at a friends’ right after she returned from her first visit to Rancho La Puerta spa, right over the border from San Diego in Tecate, Baja, Mexico. She served quesadillas, a recipe she brought back. They were outstanding and I got a new appreciation for the casual Mexican tortilla sandwich.

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The Rice Cooker: Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice

Saturday May 28, 2016

I became enthralled with cilantro and lime rice after eating a burrito bowl at Chipotle’s Mexican Grill fast food restaurant. I had heard that people ate there just for the rice, it was that good. So off I went to give it a try. And I wasn’t disappointed.

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