Baking

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

This chocolate cake uses quinoa instead of a flour base so besides being decadent and delicious, it can also be served to your gluten free friends. In this version I made it dairy free as well. This batter also work well as cupcakes and as…

Cakes

Cake Decorating Ideas for All Occasions

Cake Decorating Ideas for All Occasions

You really don’t need a special occasion to decorate a cake, but some events that can be made unforgettable and extra special with a decorated treat are holidays, birthdays, graduations, religious occasions, showers, weddings, and other personal special events. Here are some cake decorating ideas…

Asian Cuisine

Thai Dishes from the North East

Thai Dishes from the North East

The North East Phaak Tiew (Leaves of Tiew of the Cratoxylum family) is the Queen of the North-eastern vegetables. Young tops, leaves and blossoms are taken with Laab (a kind of dish of which the most important ingredients are minced meat or fish mixed with…

Sushi: The Japanese Delicacy

Sushi: The Japanese Delicacy

Sushi is a Japanese dish, popular all throughout the world. Sushi lovers, young and old alike, mistakenly think Sushi refers to raw sea fish. Sushi actually means vinegar-flavored rice and the raw food accompanying it are called Sashimi. Types of Sushi Preparations There are five…

US Cuisine

How to Cook a Tender Juicy Steak

How to Cook a Tender Juicy Steak

You invest a lot of time and money into the steaks for a special occasion and when dinner time comes, they are tough. What happened? How can you cook steaks as tender as your favorite restaurant? The first step to cooking a good steak is…

Top 10 Best Chili Dishes

Top 10 Best Chili Dishes

There’s something about eating a nice, hearty bowl of chili that warms us down to our toes. Doesn’t matter what time of year – anytime is chili time! It’s amazing how many varieties of chili recipes exist in the cooking universe. Here’s a small sample…

Cooking Tips

Why rinse rice?

Why rinse rice?

It is important to rinse your rice, although if you’ve forgotten, you can still continue with your dish and it should work out just fine. That said, the cold shower will serve to rid your rice of extra starch which can cause your rice to…

Cooking Tips

Tips for Spicing Up Seafood

Tips for Spicing Up Seafood

The allure of exotic spices launched Columbus on his journey of discovery. Today, home chefs can explore new taste sensations by using spices and other flavorful ingredients to add a new world of flavor to fresh fish and seafood. “There’s nothing like the fresh flavors…

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