In the Kitchen
Summer is my favorite season. There’s so much fun to have and so many things to do. One of my favorite things we’ve been doing for years now is our weekend beach trips. We live very close to Daytona, so we get to drive on the beach. I’ll pack a picnic lunch and we’ll spend the afternoon on the beach. It’s so much fun and so easy because you have your car right there. When we’re headed home we always stop at the same frozen custard shop. It’s my favorite and the perfect way to end a fun filled beach day. They have so many different flavors, but I love the simple flavors like vanilla the best. Then I can add any topping I’m in the Read More >
We are mere days away from summer…and you know what that means?? Sunny days, beautiful weather, shorts and flip flops all day long, and ice cream 24-7. Oh yes, ICE CREAM! And when ice cream is homemade—it’s even better. So dust off those fantastic churning machines and let’s get to work! Now I’ll be the first to admit, every time I think about making ice cream, I always stop and ask myself—is it worth the effort? Why not just go out and grab a pint? But then I remember how ridiculously easy it is to whip up a batch, particularly when you have a trusty ice cream maker that does all the churning work for you. Added bonus? You know every ingredient that goes in Read More >
Summer is here and so is the heat. If you’re looking for an easy treat you can make at home for the hot summer months, homemade ice cream is always a winner in my opinion. Today I’m sharing a simple recipe for Strawberry Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with you. Added bonus- I chose to make a recipe that didn’t require an ice cream maker so anyone can make it! No special equipment needed. The trick to making ice cream without an ice cream maker is whipping the cream yourself to help infuse air into the recipe. The trick to making ice cream extra creamy, in my opinion, is adding egg yolks. The benefit of using Davidson's pasteurized eggs is that you can mix the yolks right Read More >
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 discovering them, cooking them for my Read More >
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 Read 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 lunch tomorrow. For Read 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 Read 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 this recipe. Not only are Read More >
March 20 is Macaron Day! Celebrate with our delicious pistachio macarons with pistachio ganache recipe. These confectionary delights are the perfect little indulgences—and completely safe when you use Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs. Want even more macarons? Try our Parisian macarons with chocolate ganache recipe.
Looking for a great paleo-friendly breakfast idea? Then you'll enjoy this paleo-friendly twist on a breakfast classic. Our paleo eggs Benedict is satisfying and easy to make. In place of the traditional English muffin, we use sweet potato cakes. Get the recipe for paleo eggs Benedict. Paleo-friendly recipes For a paleo-friendly breakfast idea to satisfy your sweet tooth, try our paleo crepes with strawberry jam. Visit our recipe center for even more paleo-friendly recipes.