August 1, 2012

What’s Your Favorite Global Cuisine?

The Olympics have me in a global state of mind. One of the great things about living just outside a major city is that there is no lack of restaurants serving food from all over the world. I love being able to grab sushi one day and authentic Italian the next. Here are a few of my favorite dishes from across the world. Read the rest of this entry »

July 13, 2011

Bento Box Art + My Favorite Bento Box Recipes

Have you ever had a Bento box before?  Bento boxes are Japanese all-in-one meals.  They come in an open box that is divided into sections, and each section contains a different part of your meal (i.e. rice, vegetables, meat, fruit, sushi, etc.)  Lately, I have been seeing all sorts of amazing Bento box art, and it has blown me away!  Keep reading to check it out, plus see some great recipes for Bento boxes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17, 2011

All About Edamame


If you would have mentioned the word edamame to me a couple years ago, I probably would have stared at you with a blank expression. But one of the perks of being an editor for Recipe4Living is that I get to explore the site, find new ingredients and search for delicious recipes to use them in.

Edamame has quickly become one of my favorite snacks. While I prefer to buy them already de-shelled, it’s much thriftier to just peel them out of the pods yourself. Keep reading for more fun facts on edamame…or soybeans!

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December 1, 2010

Sushi on a Conveyor Belt…


Recently, I had my first foray into the world of kaiten sushi, or conveyor belt sushi. Kaiten sushi is very popular in Japan, and it seems to be gaining a bit of popularity in the states, as well.  I visited Sushi Station in Elgin, IL to taste my first sushi on a conveyor belt.  Read all about my experience after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

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