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Awesome Veggie Burgers

... Everyone loves a burger and folks who do not eat meat (or want to eat less) are no exception.Unfortunately, most of the veggie burgers out there are highly processed and expensive to boot.  According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, pinto beans cost about 13 cents per edible cup.  Plus they are packed with nutrient dense, high fiber goodness, and are virtually fat-free too.Even with the other ingredients, these burgers are about 30 cents each, less than one third the ...

Frijoles de la Olla (Mexican Beans)

... This recipe is a real staple and can make a week's worth of rice/beans, filled tamales, tacos and more. We eat ours lots of ways.  Chipotle and black beans.  Pinto beans and Guajillo. Adjust to your taste and ingredients and enjoy.Ingredients:Measurements are approximate - adjust to taste.  This is hard to get wrong so trust your taste buds.2 cups dried beans.1/2 onion choppedSmall bunch cilantro2-3 dried peppers such as chipoltes, pasilla, etc. (can add more)...

Fresh Corn Tortillas – Hot and Steamy

...Tortillas are a staple in many parts of the world, enjoyed throughout the day.  In fact, we understand they are more popular than almost any other type of " ethnic bread" (this is according to the Tortilla Industry Ass'n - who knew?).We love them with smoky chipotle beans or baked into a "mexican lasagna."  Using just corn masa (from our food storage) and water, it's easy to cook up a fresh batch when you need them, even after a long day's work. Ingredients:2 cups ...

Fall has Fallen – Turning Over New Leaves

It's been exceptionally wet this year in some parts of the United States.  Here in the Northeast, terms like "biblical floods" and "once in a lifetime" have been used so often that it's clear lifetimes go fast. We're reminded of Garcia Marquez' 100 Years of Solitude, where entire dwellings are taken over by the jungle moisture.The crazy summer of earthquakes and floods has finally given way to Autumn, where weather changes and the leaves seem to be telling us that we should not become ...

Puckery and Refreshing: Rhubarb Maple Cocktail

We may be at the waning days of rhubarb where we live, but fortunately, we're ready for a rhubarb maple cocktail that's definitely worth a toast to the Summer to come. This fabulous and refreshing beverage, recently served to guests at a Washington DC charity event, comes from Tess Rose, the founder and creative force behind PalateTrip, wine, spirits and food event specialty consultations and projects.  Tess, a regular contributor to Brooklyn Cocktails Examiner, really showed us her ...

Thank the Kitchen Help

Kitchens are special places.  They're hot and steamy, a little fraught with danger... and of course they yield delicious and nourishing food.  Gourmet cooks pride themselves on their kitchen tools and equipment.  Interior designers have been reported to spend tens of thousands (if not more) on kitchens that the owners hardly touch (we don't count only microwaving food).We've all also heard the saying, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen."  It's flung about in ...

Can the Cans

This week it was revealed that the consumer research group Consumer Reports found that BPA (Bisphenol A) is still present in many consumer products, including organic and "health" foods made by Eden Foods and Annie’s Homegrown, as well as foods that claim their packages are "BPA-free." Geez... when even do-goody food turns bad, who can ya trust?Recall that BPA, which has been suspected of being hazardous to humans since the 1930s, only came to public attention in 2008 after scientific ...

Wake Up to Fresh: The Real Taste of Fast Food

We really liked the article in today's Washington Post that compared commercial fast food to the homemade version. It pretty much proved what we've been saying -- that freshly prepared food is way tastier (yes, even to the junk food loving kids), usually much healthier and certainly less expensive. To us, it's clear that there is a growing understanding that Now that's a great wake-up story. Of course, to get all the way there, we definitely would have wanted Sally to go further. ...