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I spend a lot of time learning as much as I can about my Persian background. You see, my mother is Iranian and my father is American and I have lived most of my life in the U.S. And since I married an Iranian, well, I have a lot to learn.
Persian food and Persian culture, the real Persian culture without religion mixed in, is quite extraordinary and beautiful. Both include vibrant colors and robust flavors. We love our herbs and our dishes are not heavily spiced or spicy like other cultures. Everything melds together to create a very flavorful dish.
Stews, basmati rice, and kabobs—we have quite a variety of meals to share with the world. I enjoy discoveringRead More >
Happy Dance! It’s time to break out the ice cream maker. ‘Tis the season for homemade ice cream, after all. It’s actually a fairly simple process, so there’s no reason not to enjoy the freshest, creamiest ice cream around all spring and summer long—straight from your own kitchen.
This brown sugar bourbon ice cream recipe is a version that will have you breaking out the ice cream maker over and over again. It tastes like boozy salted caramel.
It is very important to allow the cooked base to cool down to room temperature before transferring it to the refrigerator to chill completely, prior to churning. The ice cream base can be made one day in advance.
Besides serving it in a cup orRead More >
It’s spring. The selection of fresh produce is booming, temperatures are climbing, and many people are freshening up their menus. What better way to celebrate than with some fresh spring recipes? Here are some great recipe picks from the Davidson’s™ recipe collection.
Why not try an intriguing curry twist to your egg salad? This curried egg salad recipe is fresh and invigorating.
Or try a healthy twist and sneak in extra vegetables. The healthy egg salad Florentine recipe includes spinach for extra vitamins, fiber, and flavor.
Another great pairing is smoked salmon with egg salad. Try the egg salad and smoked salmon canapes recipe. It’s fast and easy!Spring-fresh snacks
Try some fresh and healthy snacks thisRead More >
If you’re like many people, you love succulents. Unfortunately, succulents don’t fare very well indoors. Not anymore. Bring succulents inside with our egg carton succulents DIY! Here’s what you’ll need:
- An empty Davidson’s Safest Choice® egg carton
- Acrylic paint (various colors)
- Paint brushes
- Hot glue gun + glue sticks
- Trim egg carton, removing tall tips between egg cups. Set aside.
- Cut out individual egg cups.
- Layer one: Select egg cup and cut four pointed petals. Cut petals off cup, creating four individual petals. Set aside.
- Layer two: Take another cup and cut at each corner—creating four
About two years ago, after years of struggling with my weight, I decided to make a real change in mine and my family’s diet. I decided it was time to start cooking breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in a more traditional fashion. That meant almost eliminating our sandwich routines, french fry addictions, and after dinner sweet treats. I also really cut back on all those unnecessary processed carbs like breads and crackers and replaced them with healthy carbs like fresh fruits and vegetables.
Over the years, I’ve continued to make other changes, too. I’ve limited sugar, cut down on soybean oil (which I’ve realized is found in just about everything, even the body oil I was using!) and limited dairy. I’ve tried to model our diet and meals according to the American Diabetes Association®’s dietRead More >
I will be the first to admit when I create recipes, practices such as low-fat, sugar-free, low-carb, or even gluten-free are not the first instinctive methods I lean towards. That’s not to say I am against living a healthy lifestyle—in fact, that’s far from it. But I do recognize that a strict regimen, quite frankly, takes me a lot of time and planning. I have met a bunch of folks who are quite skilled at it and it becomes their second nature. But for me, I tend to strive towards a practice of balance so I can enjoy a little decadence from time to time.
For example, if I have a bacon cheeseburger for dinner today, I will have a salad for lunchRead More >
The primary purpose of food is to satisfy hunger, provide energy, and supply our bodies with essential nutrients. Although we also choose what we eat based on taste and personal preferences, it is important to have a strong foundation of satiety-boosting and nutrient packed foods in our daily diets.What is a satiety-boosting food?
Satiety-boosting foods are ones that are rich in fiber, healthy fats, and protein. They are digested slower, thus keeping us fuller for longer. On the other hand, foods high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and sugar-sweetened beverages, offer very little satiety and often lead to overeating. To build your foundation of satiety-boosting foods, check out these super-filling options.Pulses, avocados, and nuts increase satiety
Pulses—also known as beans—are a subcategory of legumes that include driedRead More >
From gluten-free to paleo to ketogenic, there’s no shortage of diets out there for people to follow. While there are some similarities between diets, there are also some major differences and as a Registered Dietitian, I believe they all have their pros and cons. It seems, however, no matter how you choose to eat, most people would agree that we should all be eating more vegetables!
Rich in fiber and nutrients, they’re a great addition to most diets. For most, it’s easy to add veggies to meals later in the day, like lunch and dinner, but many people overlook the opportunity to add vegetables to breakfast!
Enter this breakfast salad! Yes, this is a salad in the traditional sense of the word because it’s full of leafyRead More >
April 16 is National Eggs Benedict Day. And it’s one of our favorite holidays because it lets Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs prove their worth in the kitchen.What’s in Eggs Benedict?
A classic Eggs Benedict recipe features simple ingredients: poached fresh eggs, Canadian bacon, toasted English muffins, and an authentic Hollandaise sauce. The four ingredients come together to create a luscious, satisfying meal.
Feeling skittish about how to poach an egg—or how to make Hollandaise sauce? Poaching an egg takes just a few minutes. Here’s a video that shows you how to make poached eggs. Lots of variations exist, too. For example, you can use an egg poacher, which sets individual egg cups into a pan of simmering water.Variations on Eggs Benedict recipes
There are some great variations on Eggs BenedictRead More >
Four years ago, during my second week of professional culinary school, I made my very first eggs Benedict from scratch. I arrived to my classroom early and anxiously looked at the white board to see our menu for the day. The famous, sweat-inducing word appeared before me: Hollandaise sauce.
Or, as my chef instructor preferred to call it, “the sauce that smells fear…”.
Traditionally, Hollandaise sauce is served with eggs Benedict, a classic American breakfast consisting of toasted English muffin halves topped with Canadian ham or bacon, runny poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce.
Hollandaise sauce is made from raw egg yolks, butter, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt. For that reason alone, Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs are essential for thisRead More >