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Calas, Bels Calas Tout Chauds! by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking N ot only are beignets to New Orleans as crepes are to France, calas play an important role as well. In the early 20th century, calas were the it of breakfast treats. Essentia ... Read on »
"I'm Stuffed!" chirpped the Winter Dumpling by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking W hen I eat something whole, I feel accomplished. Of course, my something whole happens to be either a very small squash or a tiny Cornish hen. Regardless of that, I enjoy t ... Read on »
Dress in Style and Go Hog Wild by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking P lease don’t berate me for the lack of updates. Recently, I’ve been very ill and am now finally getting myself together; however, I also have to catch up with my studies as w ... Read on »
A Mooving Dedication by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking U pon the passing of Phillip’s grandfather, a lot of emotions became aroused within me. As I said before, the one woman from my church seemed empathic and realized how difficu ... Read on »
The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I n the south, family is a big deal. When I first arrived, even the neighbors knew my name and everyone wanted to meet me and feed me. Going south beyond the mason Dixon lin ... Read on »
Sweet Plate of Peru; Jicam-ith to My Dreams by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking W hen I first arrived in Concord after my mother passed away, I weighed 88lbs. I was very weak, very tired, and very sick. On one side, it was expected. I was tending to my ... Read on »
Menu Swap: March 30th by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking R ice. We bake it, boil it, steam it, fry it, grind it, toast it, - you name it, it’s been done with rice. Rice is considered a staple grain across the world. Save for a ... Read on »
Blast from the Past in Japan by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking T oday’s current recipes are typically based off of those from the past; this happens to be one of them. Spaghetti Napolitan was a recipe created as a result of WWII, in Y ... Read on »
A Perfect Latin Picnic Salad by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking N ormally, I’m not a fond individual of mayo-laced salads and the reason is rather psychosomatic. When I was a wee little girl, my babysitter force-fed me ham and cheese s ... Read on »
T-I-G-G-E-R, That Spells Tigger! by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking T he Tigger Cake. Its not that this cake was a pain in the butt to make; however, due to certain circumstances, it was delayed quite a bit. I had made these gorgeous two la ... Read on »
Come to Jamaica by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking L et me transport you to the isle of Jamaca, where the oceans are crisp and blue, the fish as brilliant as rainbows, and the food a wondrous rollercoaster for the palette. Due ... Read on »
Tasting Regions of African by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking T he flavors of Africa can be summed up into two words: simple and spicy. There aren’t many spices used in the sub-Saharan cuisine unless you venture off towards Morocco where ... Read on »
Menu Swap: March 23rd by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking O bserving the world from every angle is a commendable gift to hold. I always thought I was a very observant person without anyone to match but I now know I’m wrong. A few day ... Read on »
More Rice in the Bowl by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I bought canned sardines a while ago and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to use them or even what they tasted like, as a matter of fact. I knew my grandmother lov ... Read on »
One Potato, Two Potato - More Candy, More! by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Y es, I made the traditional corned beef and cabbage for the guys who nearly devoured it and made myself a simple curry with a soothing kitcheri since I’m not much of a beef f ... Read on »
A Salad Amongst Riches by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I hate my camera on most days and I’m looking forward to the day I get a good professional one. On the majority of my pictures, I always get a blur or the light is absorbe ... Read on »
Chopsticks, Prepare for Lunch! by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A fter being in a fever coma for 1 ½ days, feasting on mashed potatoes, fruit, and cereal, it feels wonderful to have actual food in my stomach, food with flavor: fried rice. ... Read on »
Menu Swap: March 16th by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking T he reason why I lacked in entering the previous menu swap that the “garlic” ingredient was too easy for me. That and I was running behind with my blog posts again. I need to ... Read on »
Spicy Soup for Crazy Weather by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking M y fiancée is too good to me. I came down with a nasty bug yesterday and its riding me today. It isn’t that horrible but I’m getting some serious vertigo and he nor I recom ... Read on »
All the More For Me; Indian Simplicity by Manda K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking T he foods of India have become a second nature to me. So much that I cook it once or twice a week. If I were to post about every Indian inspired meal I create, I would flood ... Read on »