All posts tagged: cooking

A Visit to The Culinary Institute of America

Originally posted on Meals Under the Pressure Cooker:
The Culinary Institute of America is well regarded as the best culinary school in the United States. I was always curious on how the school cultivated many of the world’s most successful professional chefs. During a visit to The Culinary Institute of America’s California campus, I was able to find some clues. The Culinary Institute of America has four campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. The California campus nestles at the heart of the Napa Valley wine country, overlooking fields of grape yards and dozens of bustling wineries. When I visited yesterday, the school was closed for the summer break, but luckily, there is a one-hour cooking demonstration open daily in the summer to food enthusiasts from around the world. The demonstration is to simulate an actual cooking class at the school by a regular instructor in a real classroom. The instructor we had was Chef Ken, a soft-spoken man with a gentle smile. The demonstration was how to make the Italian version of Rissole.…

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Life According to Jamie Figs are one of my favorite fruits. Well, I love most fruits, but figs are up there. I think I even had them on my monthly favorites one month last summer. I also love prosciutto, the Italian cured ham. It’s a well-known fact that salty and sweet go together so well. A popular appetizer are prosciutto wrapped melons, but an appetizer or snack that you may not hear about as often is prosciutto wrapped figs. This isn’t really a recipe post, because there’s nothing to it. I washed and cut up some figs, wrapped some strips of prosciutto around the figs and that was it! The salty prosciutto pairs harmoniously with the sweetness from the figs. This is perfect to serve as an appetizer to any summer dinner parties or a little snack for yourself this summer as the figs are so sweet and refreshing. It’s so tasty and while the addition… View original post 20 more words

How to Blue Apron Your Life in 10 Ways

Originally posted on How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways:
Okay, another lazy factor in my life. I hate grocery shopping, so I do the online shopping and then I drive to the store and they bring it out to my car. I hate cooking because I never have any ingredients to try new recipes. But behold, Blue Apron stumbled into my lazy life. I had heard of this awhile ago, but I could never quite commit to giving it a shot. I’ve also been comparing the other companies that do the same type of business, but then I saw Blue Apron on Groupon. A discounted price to try something that had intrigued me for so long?! I immediately purchased that one! 1. So simple to order You literally just put what kinds of meats you want, and yes, they have vegetarian options too! And then you pick your delivery day and then BOOM you’re done and now you just wait for the amazingness to arrive. They also have an app so you can check…

Best-Ever Black Bean Burgers

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
I’ve eaten a whole lot of veggie burgers throughout my vegetarian life. Rarely have I ever made them myself, and this recipe really outshines anything you can buy in the freezer aisle. It takes a little bit longer to make this recipe, so if you’re always in a time crunch after work like me, hold off on this recipe until the weekend. I often find myself facing a major problem in trying new recipes: I don’t have a food processor. But I found a secret hack to the lack of food processor- an electric mixer. It seriously works like a charm! This recipe in particular comes from Ambitious Kitchen, but I made a few alterations that worked better for me. This recipe originally calls for half of a jalepeno and 2 teaspoons of spicy cajun spices, but I am not a big fan of spicy food so I took it out. It also called for sprouts as a topping on the burgers which in general are delicious, but I…

Macadamia Nut-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Dressing

Originally posted on Hello Honey Blog:
It’s December – the best time of the year – and officially summer holiday in South Africa. Without college, my day-to-day has been left with an almost empty schedule and a lot of  unproductive free time. I’ve had to physically pull myself away from the allure of binge watching series (I’m talking  The Mindy Project all day, errryday) or watching Hotline Bling remakes over and over (so, so good). As  fulfilling as both of those things might sound, after a day or two of doing them (okay fine a week) I needed to take a step away from technology. It’s always the right time to start doing things that make your soul happy and I really want to cherish the free time I have while on holiday.  So here I am, experimenting every damn day in the kitchen because my heart either belongs there or on a beach somewhere in Ibiza – and I just can’t seem to have both this time. My kitchen days have given me this beauty of a recipe to share.…

Honey and rosemary roasted carrots

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
Today I wanted to share the recipe of a delicious side dish, honey and rosemary roasted carrots. Carrots are one of those vegetables that can be prepared in a million ways, raw, juiced, steamed, roasted, mashed, boiled and so one! Of all of these roasted carrots is definitely one of my favorites, especially at this time of year.  Although, I usually tend to roast carrots in some olive oil, I’ve seen several new ways to roast carrots lately, from honey mustard glazed carrots to ginger roasted carrots! This really inspired my to try a new way to roast them! I really liked the idea of honey-glazed carrots and I had fresh rosemary at hand so I tried combining them. The combination turned out to be really flavourful. I used rainbow carrots, but regular carrots works too. Rainbow carrots are so difficult to get hold of in Norway, so I was so excited when I found them at the farmers marked the other day. Ingredients: ½ kilo carrots ( I used multi colour).…

Potato and green bean salad

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
I am in Washington DC this week visiting my sister. DC is such as hip place with a wide variety of innovative restaurants. I’ve been to some really cool food places already such as Buredo, which makes sushi burritos, and I tried the gluten free and vegetarian tacos from Chaia, which were incredibly delicious. Just before I went to DC I made this potato and bean salad for my family. I made this salad to take advantage of  potatoes and green beans in season. This salad was incredibly popular with the family. The combination of potatoes and green beans is one of my favourites. This salad is so flavorful with potatoes, lots of fresh herbs, green beans, kale, fresh herbs and also have a tangy zing from the white wine vinegar. This salad is great on it’s own for a light lunch or dinner and also pairs perfectly with fish, especially salmon. This salad can served both warm or chilled.   Ingredients: 800 gram potatoes 350 grams beans 1 cup chickpeas Two…