| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:09 AM
Lentil Salad with Greek Flavors
- 1 c. dried French green or brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed and peeled
- ¼ t. salt
- ½ c. fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ t. pepper
- 2 c....
| Jun 24, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Everyone enjoys eating flavorful foods. Did you know by using herbs and spices, you can perk up the flavor without adding unwanted fat, sugar, calories and sodium?
Experimenting with herbs and spices is an easy way to turn a bland meal into a colorful...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Did you know your garage door may be the most vulnerable part of your home to hurricane damage?
That's because it is typically the largest opening in a home. If left unsecured, the garage door is susceptible to 100-plus-mph winds that can cause it to...
| Jul 7, 2011
When you reconnect with an old friend you haven't seen in a long time, it's only natural that you want to make the occasion kind of special. Maybe have them for dinner. In this case, literally. After a long three-year dry spell, California's salmon are...
| Jul 7, 2011
Crisp-skinned salmon with lentils, bacon and dandelion greens
Total time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Summer’s here and soon the pumpkins will be growing at La Cañada Flintridge’s Dish restaurant.
Dish sows pumpkins in August near the parking lot and harvests them in October. There’s pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin pie.
A few weeks ago, I...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 3:45 PM
If you're a fan of Indian buffets and you're anywhere near 322 N. Charles and haven't already discovered Lumbini Restaurant, you owe it to yourself to check out this small, quiet Nepalese/Indian restaurant.
Alongside Indian standards, Lumbini...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 11:08 PM
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Cups red lentils, rinsed and picked through
- 1/2 lb pancetta, or good quality slab bacon cut into a 3 or 4 large chunks
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled...
| Mar 10, 2011
Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof.
The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
| Mar 17, 2011
Chickpea and noodle soup with Persian herbs
Total time: 3 1/2 hours
Note: Kashk, a flavorful Persian yogurt-like dairy product, is widely available at Middle Eastern markets and can be substituted with labneh (strained yogurt).
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The best vegetarian food makes meat-eaters forget about meat. Chef Prasad Chirnomula's vegetarian cuisine at Thali Too
(his reincarnation of Westport's Thali) is filled with flavor and feeling — sweet, sour, spicy, hot, warm, cool and fresh. The...