The Hawaii Wine and Food Festival is a glamorous first-time introduction to our fiftieth state, but even without events crowded with star chef toques (where mixology queen Julie Reiner herself served the kind of killer tropical cocktails that could make any place go down easy), Hawaii wants to woo you. The aloha spirit, the generous mood of love and kindness that permeates the culture and governs the simplest daily interactions, is what makes the islands more even spectacular than your run-of-the-mill tropical paradise. But it's the food––fresh fruit and seafood with no shortage of bold seasonings––that will haunt your memories back on the mainland. Perhaps best of all, many island favorites can be recreated, meaning you can fake a tropical vacation in your own kitchen, no pat-down at airport security necessary.
Mai Tai at the Halekulani
After significant Mai Tai taste-testing around Oahu, the version served at the Halekulani wins hand's down. It's perfectly balanced and not-too-sweet,
- Sarah McColl, Shine staff | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 2:58 PM EDT
The Hawaii Wine and Food Festival is a glamorous first-time introduction to our fiftieth state, but even without events crowded with star chef toques (where mixology queen Julie Reiner herself served the kind of killer tropical cocktails that could make any place go down easy), Hawaii wants to woo you. The aloha spirit, the generous mood of love and kindness that permeates the culture and governs the simplest daily interactions, is what makes the islands more even spectacular than your run-of-the-mill tropical paradise. But it's the food––fresh fruit and seafood with no shortage of bold seasonings––that will haunt your memories back on the mainland. Perhaps best of all, many island favorites can be recreated, meaning you can fake a tropical vacation in your own kitchen, no pat-down at airport security necessary.Read More »from Hawaiian Foods to Fall In Love With (and a Few to Fake at Home)
If you're hungry for a taste of what makes this country so sweet, we've rounded up this list of classic dessert recipes that are as American as, well, apple pie.There's nothing like a sweet finish. Seriously, what's not to love about desserts? Americans adore their sugary treats and candied confections, many of which are at the heart of our country's food culture. After all, what would birthdays be without cake? Holidays without pie? Summers without ice cream?Read More »from 6 Iconic American Dessert Recipes
Our sweets-loving nation is renowned for many iconic, notable indulgences - from regional specialties to tried-and-true classics. These unmistakably traditional treats are beloved by the masses, recognized around the globe as all-American, and have been referenced repeatedly in pop culture for decades. Just think about the red velvet armadillo cake in Steel Magnolias, the famous pie-eating contest scene in Stand by Me, or even Homer Simpson's donut obsession.
Desserts also play a fundamental role in the way we celebrate special occasions, mark memorable times throughout the year, and can signify a perfect ending to a delicious meal shared among family and friends. Plus, they serve as
- Woman s Day | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 1:33 PM EDT
A Must-Try Fall Spin on Pork Chops (Break Out the Apple Cider)By Woman's Day KitchenRead More »from A Must-Try Fall Spin on Pork Chops (Break Out the Apple Cider!)
Naturally sweet, pork chops are the perfect anchor for this delectable meal that includes two favorite fall ingredients - fresh apples and apple cider. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Marina Malchin.
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Cost Per Serving: $4.89
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 20 min
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary Fiber 5g
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• 4 crisp red apples, such as Gala or Braeburn, cored and cut into 3/4-inch-thick wedges
• 1/4 cup(s) fresh sage leaves
• 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
• 4 bone-in pork chops, each about 1 inch thick
• Kosher salt
• 3/4 cup(s) hard cider or dry white wine
• 1 teaspoon(s) grated fresh ginger
• 1 bunch(es) spinach, thick stems discarded
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:42 PM EDT
Fall is finally here, which means apples, apples, and more apples! Not all seasonal foods can make an appearance at every meal of the day and hold their own, but apples have that great talent, and breakfast just might be the most perfect time of day to incorporate this delicious fruit into your diet! These 7 recipes will help you enjoy apples for breakfast in all sorts of ways, from breads to pancakes to smoothies and oh so much more! - By Jane Maynard
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Today: A salad that will be even better packed up for lunch tomorrow -- with a creamy, yet vegan, sesame dressing. (If you're thinking secret ingredient, you're right!)
Rare is the salad that holds up on day two. Greens wilt, alliums go afoul, grains get weathered and dry. And improving with age seems out of the question, like asking salad to not be a salad.
So when we find a good one, we should hold it tight, and imprint it on our animal brains as a template to repeat and riff on -- to make our lives easier in all the brown bag lunches, picnics, and potlucks that will come our way.
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:11 PM EDT
Coming up with creative ways to cook dinner on a budget isn't always easy, but I find that as long as I have enough eggs on hand, dinner is a breeze. Eggs are such an affordable source of protein, and they cook up so simply, that they've quickly become one of my favorite weeknight dinner ingredients. And baked eggs? They are the best! So easy to make -- just slide them in the oven and they're ready in fifteen minutes or less. (I wish all dinners could be so simple.) And while classic baked eggs are really fantastic, there are also a host of ways to jazz up the basic recipe, pairing them with bread, vegetables, bacon, and more. Head below for 7 creative baked egg recipes, and get ready to enjoy night after night of easy, delicious family dinners! - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell
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- Southern Living | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
Rosemary Chicken with Corn QuinoaBoil quinoa first, then sear chicken while quinoa stands for 15 minutes.Read More »from Quick-Fix Supper: Rosemary Chicken with Corn Quinoa
Rosemary Chicken with Corn Quinoa
4 skinned and boned chicken breasts (2 lb.)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons olive oil
Fresh Corn Quinoa (recipe below)
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Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Cook in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with quinoa.
Fresh Corn Quinoa
1 1/2 cups uncooked red quinoa
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups water
4 shallots or 2 small onions, quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups fresh corn kernels
6 cups shredded greens (such as chard)
1/2 cup torn basil
1/4 cup torn mint
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Bring quinoa, salt, and water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until tender; drain. Cover and let stand 15
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
How many items from The Daily Meal's savory and sweet street foods bucket list have you tried?While many travelers make it a priority to book a table at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, some of the best food - street food - can be had for a fraction of the cost, in the most unlikely of places.Read More »from 7 Incredible Street Foods Every World Traveler Must Try
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From stainless steel push carts and dubious-looking night market stalls to kiosks and the backs of bicycles, street food is ubiquitous around the world.
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From the familiar New York City hot dog and Belgian pomme frites to the venerated Vietnamese bánh mì and lesser-known Taiwanese stinky tofu, street food comes in a palette of palate-pleasing dishes, from savory, deep-fried munchies like Amsterdam's kroket to sweet treats like a Breton crêpe.
The Daily Meal has canvassed the globe, eating everything from crowd-pleasing gelato to a fear-inducing but oh-so-amazing spleen sandwich, to curate its list of 10 favorite street foods sure to provide any traveler, from the novice to the pro,
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 11:24 AM EDT
Cherish your special day with these recycled wedding cake ideas. The wedding day is over, and the honeymoon bags are finally put away. And as your mind wanders back to that special day, you remember the three layers of frosted wedding cake sitting in your freezer.Read More »from Creative and Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Wedding Cake
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Let's face it - even though it can be one of the most expensive items on your wedding bill, the wedding cake often gets passed up for the band and dancing, and at the end of the night you're left with the bulk of it to bring home. The cake is beautiful and delicious, and wasting it by throwing it away is the last thing you want to do, but oftentimes it's hard to avoid. We know that an all-day pajamas and television marathon while you enjoy the middle layer probably isn't in your plans for your first few months of marriage, so consider that there are other creative ways to use up that colossal confection.
Chef Robin Selden knows how important it is for you not to waste your wedding cake. As an executive chef at Marcia Selden Catering, a company
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