Caroline Armelle

pumpkinrisotto

13 Oct RECIPE: PUMPKIN RISOTTO – ZUPAS

‘Tis the season for Pumpkin! It seems like everything I’m eating these days has pumpkin in it!  I suppose that comes with the fall! I love rich, creamy risotto, and adding pumpkin to it is a great addition!  Fresh herbs are also a must! Pumpkin Risotto Serves 4 2 tablespoons un-salted butter 3 shallots, minced (about 1 cup) 1 tsp fresh sage, chopped small 1 tsp fresh thyme,...

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greensmoothie

23 Sep RECIPE: GREEN SMOOTHIE

I like to start my day with a green smoothie or a fresh juice. There are so many different combinations of green smoothies, and I usually try to change it up a lot, but this smoothie has been in my morning regimen for several days in a row! This is my favorite smoothie lately, and I think the thing that puts...

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naan

19 Sep RECIPE: NAAN BREAD

Naan bread is a traditional Indian flatbread that is traditionally cooked in a tandoor oven. It is characterized by its flat shape and amazing flavor.  Naan can be topped with ghee, or butter, garlic, cilantro, or even stuff with onions or potatoes. Naan Bread Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose white flour + more dusting ½ cup warm milk 1 large egg lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar 1...

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shrimpcurry

12 Sep RECIPE: SHRIMP CURRY

Indian food is in my top favorite foods out there.  I just love the blend of colorful spices and the amazing flavors of the foods. Shrimp is one of my favorites, so pairing shrimp with curry is amazing!  This dish is so tasty, and is finished off with a nice coconut milk for an amazing flavor. Shrimp Curry Ingredients For the Shrimp Marinade 22-25 large...

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samosa

05 Sep RECIPE: VEGETABLE SAMOSAS

Samosas are a very popular Indian food appetizer that is fried or baked and filled with a potato based filling mixed with spices and are typically a triangular shape. I like the vegetable samosas, but they could also have meat.  They are typically served with chutneys like tamarind chutney, and mint corinader chutney. Vegetable Samosas Filling 3 med-large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into...

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29 Aug HOW TO: SCHOOL LUNCHES

With many kids going back to school, there are a lot of mom’s out there wondering what to pack for their kids to take for lunch. With a little imagination, you can pack a good variety of healthy lunches for your children, and they only take minutes to make. Bento box meals are becoming more and more popular, and they are so...

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wedgesalad

22 Aug FYI: THE WEDGE SALAD – ZUPAS

The wedge salad is such a classic, and a crowd pleaser.  I made up a tray of mini wedge salads for a potluck the other day, and they were a lot of fun! The wedge salad doesn’t take a lot to make, you just need a these key ingredients: Iceberg lettuce cut in wedges Bacon Fresh tomatoes Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola Chopped hard boiled eggs Chopped red...

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pastasalad

15 Aug RECIPE: PASTA SALAD WITH GARDEN VEGGIES

With all of the fresh garden veggies popping up in the garden, there is no shortage of fresh in season tomatoes readily available. This dish uses so many fresh vegetables, and they are cut in large chunks to be able to enjoy every bit of them! {Fresh garden vegetable pasta salad} 1 1b package of fusili pasta, cooked 1 english cucumber, cut into chunks...

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pears

08 Aug FYI: PEARS

Pears are such an amazing fruit, and if you are lucky they are in season in some parts of the country. The great thing about pears is that they so tasty fresh or baked! Here’s a few fun facts about pears: Pears are best picked when they are still firm, when the ripen on the tree they can become a little grainy so...

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25 Jul RECIPE: NECTARINE MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

Summer and salads go hand in hand for me.  I was at the market the other day, and they had nectarines on sale.  I bought several, and have been eating them like crazy ever since!  I have been eating them with everything, so I thought, why not on a salad.  They were amazing! {Nectarine Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Vinagrette} Mixed Greens Fresh Mozzarella,...

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