September 29, 2008

Butternut Squash Risotto for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) begins tonight. On this holiday, symbolic foods are eaten in hopes for a sweet, healthy and prosperous year ahead. Apples dipped in honey illustrate the sweet year we hope for while other less-known symbols like pomegranate signify the abundance of merit one hopes for in the coming year. Gourds and squash can also be seen as symbolic Rosh Hashanah foods and since they’re such a fall ingredient, it’s not such a long shot to incorporate them into Rosh Hashanah menus.

I saw this recipe on a very delicious food blog called Sophistimom. She made risotto look so easy (despite knowing that it’s not) and melded delicious flavors that were perfect for my Rosh Hashanah meal. That, and I happened to have ALL of these ingredients in my house already so I knew I had to make it.

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September 26, 2008

Food In The News: Weekly Roundup

French Food Fight – France makes plans to reclaim its culinary heritage. Save the croissants!

New takes on Rosh Hashanah dinner - Try some Osso Buco, or how about an Iraqi dish made of chard, beets and sour cream?

Guide to the good fats – Yes, it’s true, there are good fats. You just have to know which kind they are!

McD’s burger preserved after 12 years?! - Supposedly this burger from McDonald’s is from 1996 and looks exactly the same as it did when purchased. I’m not sure I believe it.

Debate debauchery - Have a party while watching the presidential debate tonight! Don’t forget to bring the cookies.

September 25, 2008

If You Could Be A Fall Ingredient, What Would You Be?

We all know fall has officially begun. Apples are all over the place, pumpkins are making their way into our dishes, and even cranberries are coming out from their hiding place. So what’s it going to be? Do you like butternut squash soup, or is it pecan pie that you love? What is your favorite fall ingredient?

We asked our fellow Twitter users: If you could be a fall ingredient, which one would you be? and here are some of the fun and delicious answers we receive…

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September 24, 2008

Easy Caramel Apple Recipe

I’ve always wanted to make my own caramel apples. They’re fun, they’re tasty, and they’re one of the best parts of fall. Well, this new addition to Recipe4Living is a recipe for the perfect caramel apples with a healthy twist! Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling these bad boys healthy, but they do incorporate trail mix into their outer caramel glaze. When was the last time you had a caramel apple with raisins and nuts?

See the recipe after the jump!

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