Today is Food Allergy Awareness Day on TasteSpotting, sponsored by the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI). All week, we’ve been learning about the challenges of cooking for food-allergic family and friends, and today we’re posting recipes that address one or more of the eight most common food allergies (our Vegetable Sushi is for people with Fish […]

by Sarah J. Gim on May 18, 2012 · 11 comments

We just spent an entire month eating grilled cheese sandwiches, and while there is nothing inherently wrong with that, we are feeling the slightly *ahem* “heavy” aftereffects of bread, butter, and cheese. An entire month of salads starting today couldn’t come at a better time…

by Sarah J. Gim on May 1, 2012 · 0 comments

Congratulations to Julia, who is the lucky recipient of a copy of Tea & Cookies by Rick Rodgers and the TeaStick that we gave away a few months ago! (Yes, we know it’s been a long time since the giveaway, but hey, we’re food bloggers. We reserve the right to be distracted by baking.) …

by Sarah J. Gim on March 15, 2012 · 0 comments

This is the recipe for Madhur Jaffrey’s cranberry relish that my friend Todd brought to the Thanksgiving preview dinner last week. We flipped out over it. Partly because of the taste, partly because he brought the recipe to me as a newspaper clipping in perfect condition since the day he cut it out of the […]

by Sarah J. Gim on November 20, 2011 · 5 comments

We’re loving all the gorgeous green inspiration in the Salad as a Meal cookbook, and are cooking hard to eat through as many recipes as we can before we actually have to send the book to the winner of our Birthday Giftaway.

by Sarah J. Gim on June 23, 2011 · 3 comments

[Eating Rainbow | Yellow | Yellow Lentils] This recipe for Yellow Lentils with Ginger and Garlic comes from a book that we can’t seem to remove from our very own grip, 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer. We love the book — it’s huge and heavy with hundreds of recipes for deeply spiced, soulfully flavored curries […]

by Sarah J. Gim on March 24, 2011 · 186 comments

[The Oatmeal Project, Day 14: Ginger Poached Pears] There’s something about poaching that transforms a sweet, fresh innocent pear from Maryann into that sultry seductress, Ginger. (And it’s not just the fresh ginger in the recipe.)

by Sarah J. Gim on February 14, 2011 · 1 comment