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  • Forum Post: Egypt Struggles for Democracy

    Posted 01/30/2011 08:11:32 EST

    I have a friend, a retired Professor, who is currently in Egypt observing first hand the developments there. He has been updating his blog by telephone because the regime has shut down the internet. H more »

  • Forum Post: Latino Lasgna

    Posted 04/09/2010 10:19:07 EDT

    I was looking for another way to use the leftovers from Lizabetti's Healthy Tacos. I usually make enchiladas, but for a change I decided to make it into a Mexican Style Lasagna, but with Mexican style more »

  • Forum Post: Where are your favorite Irish pubs?

    Posted 03/14/2010 08:35:43 EDT

    I am not Irish, but I really like The Black Rose in Boston.  However I have  not been there in years.  more »

  • Forum Post: Sick of boring sandwiches

    Posted 03/14/2010 08:13:08 EDT

    My Favorite cold sandwich is this Seared Salmon Salad Sandwich made with fresh salmon, or trout. I often do it with left over fish as it is a great way to use fish the second day. I like to put vegeta more »

  • Forum Post: Cool and Spicy Shrimp Spring Rolls

    Posted 01/25/2010 09:41:07 EST

    Thanks Kargiver. We are trying to avoid deep frying whenever possible. These Crispy Chinese Dumplings are actually better baked than fried, they come out lighter and crispier. My daughter and I prefer more »

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    Posted 01/24/2010 09:46:18 EST

    Recently my wife and I ate at a Vietnamese restaurant in Lowell. We had these great spring rolls with shrimp, basil, vegetables and vermicelli. These are served cold and are essentially like a salad i more »

  • Forum Post: Healthy Banana Bread

    Posted 01/24/2010 09:36:50 EST

    Hi Kargiver, I am not sure if Pingo thought it was too sweet because of the Stevia or the bananas were too ripe. My wife makes a very similar Banana Nut Bread,  I don't necessarily feel that the whole more »

  • Forum Post: Healthy Baked Falafel

    Posted 10/13/2009 10:45:51 EDT

    Hi Pingo, I went and found the Goya dry fava beans I had. I just made a batch of falafel with it and it worked fine. I just have some tips for you: You will need to remove the bean casings, in the lar more »

  • Forum Post: Tasty Baked Kibbe

    Posted 10/07/2009 11:42:35 EDT

    Continuing the healthy baked theme, my father recently visited and showed Lizabetti how to make this Baked Kibbe Recipe. This is a great dish to make on the weekend and use for lunch all week. It also more »

  • Forum Post: Healthy Baked Falafel

    Posted 10/07/2009 09:01:17 EDT

    Thanks Pingo. I hope you enjoy the recipe. You can certainly substitute chick peas and in the same quantities, but they must not be pre-cooked.  For this recipe you should soak 2 cups of dry chick pea more »

  • Forum Post: Healthy Baked Falafel

    Posted 10/06/2009 12:36:26 EDT

    You heard me right, that stalwart of deep frying can be baked. Surprisingly it comes out just as tasty as the original fried falafel. The best part of it is that it only takes 20 minutes cooking time, more »

  • Forum Post: Share your breakfast tips for back to school

    Posted 09/10/2009 12:18:36 EDT

    AB, I like Fiber One stuff. I love their cereal and I like their bars. Actually the bars are a great breakfast on the go, but you have to be careful they are easy to eat, but give you lots of fiber .  more »

  • Forum Post: Spinach Chicken Delight with Chick Peas

    Posted 09/10/2009 12:06:22 EDT

    I am glad that you will try the dish, you should always make changes to your own preferances. However, I don't like to ever cook chick peas in water. It loses flavor. Hommus is an Arabic word for the more »

  • Forum Post: Spinach Chicken Delight with Chick Peas

    Posted 09/08/2009 12:29:13 EDT

    Interesting you should say that Pingo.  My dad actually pre-cooks the chick peas at a fast simmer for 20 minutes prior to putting them into the dish. That certainly works and may match your prefernce. more »

  • Forum Post: Spinach Chicken Delight with Chick Peas

    Posted 09/08/2009 12:35:09 EDT

    Some relatives recently visited us and made this Awsome Chicken Recipe. Not only is it tasty, but it is also extremely healthy.   The combination of chicken and spinach with the zestiness of the lime more »

  • Forum Post: Okra with Lamb Shanks

    Posted 09/06/2009 09:44:15 EDT

    I have made a vegetarian version of this, but I used lamb stock. I realize that would not do for true vegetarians, but it is a great health compromise.  I will publish the recipe for that the next tim more »

  • Forum Post: Homemade Greek Yoghurt?

    Posted 09/06/2009 05:49:25 EDT

    Well Pingo, I am not greek, but I play one on TV. Though I don't use a yogurt maker, just the stove on very low heat. One comment I would make is that the original bacteria stock that you use is impor more »

  • Forum Post: Share your breakfast tips for back to school

    Posted 09/06/2009 05:39:44 EDT

    I realize that may last suggestion is not something that solves your problem on a regular basis. My favorite thing to do for both breakfast and lunch is to make stuff on the weekends that lasts 1-2 we more »

  • Forum Post: Share your breakfast tips for back to school

    Posted 09/06/2009 12:26:29 EDT

    This is not for everyday. For special days like when they have a game, exam, or even a long day; I like to give them something that really sticks to their ribs. That includes protien and carbohydrates more »

  • Forum Post: Okra with Lamb Shanks

    Posted 09/06/2009 10:57:20 EDT

    Even though there are many famous Egyptian dishes, Okra with Lamb one is truly one of the signature family meals that people really enjoy on a regular basis. The combination of vegetables, meat and to more »

  • Forum Post: Spice it Up with Fresh Fish Tacos

    Posted 04/07/2009 11:32:17 EDT

    I know that it is winter, but sometimes I need a summer meal to perk me up. Lizabetti made these fish tacos recently and I must say it really put some spring in my step. She made the whole thing in ab more »

  • Forum Post: Your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?

    Posted 11/21/2008 06:46:11 EST

    I agree with you there. The other great thing about this holiday, is that the commercialism is much less than XMas. Sure they market turkeys and everything else for the dinner, but there is no gift gi more »

  • Forum Post: On a budget dishes

    Posted 11/20/2008 10:19:36 EST

    We make this home style pot roast. You can use a cheap cut of meat because the slow cooking tenderizes it and renders out the fat. We also use lots of aromatic vegetables in the sauce, which also make more »

  • Forum Post: Gourmet food for a fraction of the cost (recipes)

    Posted 11/20/2008 09:13:52 EST

    I am glad to see this type of blog in the web. This is good content and I am happy to see the web being put to good use. My wife has a great cooking wbesite as well. See Lizabetti.com. She works hard more »

  • Forum Post: What's your secret ingredient?

    Posted 11/20/2008 09:09:53 EST

    The thing that makes my family's Thanksgiving unique is that I always cook the turkey over a wood fire in my outdoor stone oven. We make lots of things indoors too, but that smokey tender turkey reall more »

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