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  • For taste of the Middle East, try za'atar on any meat or veg

    When I was growing up in Dubai, my favorite afterschool snack was "manaeesh bi za'atar," a warm flatbread smeared with a deep green paste made of olive oil and the beloved Middle Eastern spice blend, za'atar. Rolled up with some creamy lebneh (thick...
  • A bowl of charro beans answers a hankering

     A bowl of charro beans answers a hankering
    When I was growing up, my dad often would make a big pot of beans, usually navy, flavored with ham, and offer us kids bowlfuls. He'd eat them all himself, though. We weren't eating beans. Are you kidding? Flash forward a number of decades and, of...
  • Family Meals Matter: Bite into a healthy lifestyle

    Family Meals Matter: Bite into a healthy lifestyle
    March is National Nutrition Month — a time when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages all Americans to examine their food choices. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” While some people think that...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Best tuna sandwich ever?

    Easy dinner recipes: Best tuna sandwich ever?
    So what makes a great tuna salad? Is it nice, big chunks of tender fish? Or finely shredded tuna for those who prefer a smoother texture? Maybe you like your salad with a little more mayonnaise than normal; or maybe you'd prefer to keep it light. Then...
  • Video tip: Almond meal from scratch ... and a recipe

    Video tip: Almond meal from scratch ... and a recipe
    Almond meal can generally be found at well-stocked markets in the Los Angeles area. But occasionally I'll hear from a reader who can't seem to find it at any local stores. No worries. Almond meal (or flour) is nothing more than ground almonds. Simply...
  • Readers share their favorite fudge recipes

    Readers share their favorite fudge recipes
    Daley Question readers responded generously to my plea for help in finding a fudge recipe made with Nesquik, formerly known as Nestle Quik. ("Fudge recipes, Nestle-style," Daley Question, Feb. 18, 2015). Bob Smith wrote in from Wheat Ridge, Colo.,...
  • Traditional Spanish fare gets light-style adaptation

    Red bell peppers, chicken, sherry, onion and garlic are frequently used in Spanish cuisine. In keeping with today's trends, new and lighter recipes are evolving from traditional Spanish cooking. Here is my re-creation of an old Spanish favorite. The...
  • Getting a handle on proposed U.S. Dietary Guidelines

    It's time again to anticipate the release of a new set of official U.S. Dietary Guidelines. The guidelines, which inform federal food and nutrition education programs, are updated every five years. A government advisory committee submitted its report...
  • Cook's Corner: Kids' tastes go beyond grilled cheese, french fries and chicken nuggets

    My daughter often accompanied me when I used to review restaurants in South Florida for the Miami Herald, and she loved fresh snapper, particularly with a Key lime beurre blanc at Louie's Backyard in Key West. She ordered duck whenever it was on a menu,...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three great soups for cheese lovers

    Easy dinner recipes: Three great soups for cheese lovers
    Isn't everything better with cheese? (Unless you're not a cheese person or can't handle dairy, in which case, we're very sorry.) For the rest of us, a there's nothing like a rich and cheesy soup on a cold night. And since it's actually cold outside...
  • Open, sesame seeds

    It was the Great Sesame Chicken Debacle of 1975. I'm guessing on the 1975 part. It was certainly around then. 1975-ish. At the time, my mother had decided, for reasons I never fully understood, to serve the same dish at every dinner party: sesame...