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Tomato Rice Pilaf Recipe

A delicious rice dish is always great to accompany a hearty meal. Here’s a simple rice pilaf dish that uses diced tomatoes. This vegetarian side dish can be enjoyed by all – next to grilled eggplants or a chicken dish for the omnivores and such. This rice dish takes about 10 minutes to prep. Then...

A Savory Tomato Quick Bread Recipe

Tomatoes in a quick bread? I’ve never tried that before, until now. I came across this recipe for Spicy Tomato Bread from the Red Gold Recipe Collection. It looked like a very simple and easy recipe with basic ingredients that you’d probably already have in your pantry – a can of tomatoes, bunch of spices,...

Kombu Enoki Tsukudani, A Simmered Dish

Kombu is kind of edible kelp that’s commonly used in Japanese cooking for making dash, a basic soup stock for things like miso soup, ramen, hot pot, and other simmered dishes. Kombo is often sold dried, in thick strips. One or two strips of dried kombu is placed into cold water and then heated to...

A First Look At Birds Eye Steamfresh Chef’s Favorites

As part of a Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Birds Eye Steamfresh Chef’s Favorites, I was offered the opportunity to preview Birds Eye’s newest line of products – Steamfresh Chef’s Favorites, which will hit stores this September. They sent me four packages of their chef-inspired vegetable dishes to sample. There was the Lightly Sauced Creamed Spinach,...

Kikkoman Kikk-ed up Thanksgiving Review

Like I mentioned on a previous post, Kikkoman had contacted me about participating in their “Kikk-ed” up Thanksgiving campaign – incorporating Kikkoman products into your Thanksgiving dinner. They provided recipes for a Savory Turkey Brine, Green Bean Casserole, Glazed Yams, and Panko Crusted Potato. I agreed to try out their recipes and share my Kikkoman...