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July 7, 2012
Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time for the beets Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Alain Passard's "The Art of Cooking With Vegetables" 4 beets 3 tablespoons butter 3/4 pound blackberries 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Leaves from 4 sprigs purple basil (or green), coarsely cut 1 1/2 cups whole milk Fleur de sel or salt of your choice Flowers from a sprig of lavender 1. Cook the beets in lightly salted simmering water in a covered pan until tender, 30 to 60 minutes, depending on their size.
August 19, 2010
  Dark chocolate, date and sesame pops Total time: About 20 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes about 6 to 8 popsicles, depending on the size of the mold Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 1 1/2 cups full-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup whole milk 8 large pitted dates 2 tablespoons tahini paste 3 tablespoons honey 3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped 1. Place the yogurt, milk, dates, tahini and honey in a blender.
June 11, 2003
Total time: 45 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling Servings: 10 Note: From Douglas Keane at Market. 6 cucumbers, seeded and cut into 2-inch chunks (unpeeled) 3 avocados, peeled, pitted and cut up 2 cups plain yogurt 2 cups buttermilk 1/2cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt 6 fresh mint leaves, diced small 1. Combine the cucumbers, avocados, yogurt, buttermilk, vinegar, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Working in batches, purée in a blender until the soup is very smooth and well combined, 2 to 3 minutes each batch.
July 11, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Hey, boys and girls, it's free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven stores! To celebrate the company's sort-of birthday (check the date - it's 7/11. Get it?) the company is giving away 7.11-ounce Slurpees at participating stores. But because this is a blog about health we couldn't let this auspicious occasion pass without letting you know what you'll be sucking down if you give in to the Slurpee. Most 8-ounce Slurpees weigh at in about 70 calories, which isn't too bad in the grand scheme of things, provided you don't pair it with a couple of Twinkies, a bag of Doritos and some Skittles.
May 25, 2013
  1 hour. 6 servings 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, sliced in ¼-inch half-moons 4 slices prosciutto, cut in ¼-inch ribbons 6 red and yellow bell peppers 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 pound spaghetti Grated Pecorino Romano 1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion and prosciutto, and cook until the onions have softened but...
April 6, 2013
  20 minutes. Serves 4 to 6 2 blood oranges 1 (1-pound) bunch dandelion greens, trimmed and torn 1 cup toasted pecan halves 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2/3 cup raisins 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fruity olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled 1. Supreme the oranges: Slice off the top and bottom of the whole fruit, then cut off the rest of...
November 4, 2010
  Frozen chocolate zabaglione Total time: About 25 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 8 1 pint heavy cream 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, broken into small pieces 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup Port 1. In a medium saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat just until it begins to bubble around the edges, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in the chocolate, and continue whisking until the chocolate is melted and incorporated with the cream to form a ganache (gently heat the cream a little more, if necessary, until the chocolate melts and mixes completely)
September 22, 2011
Total time: 25 minutes, plus resting time for the batter Servings: Makes about three (9- to 10-inch) pancakes, 6 to 8 servings Note: Adapted from David Lebovitz's "The Sweet Life in Paris. " Chickpea (or garbanzo) flour is available at well-stocked markets as well as gourmet and cooking stores. 1 cup (4.6 ounces) chickpea flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus extra for serving 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, more as needed Freshly ground black pepper, for serving 1. In a blender, combine the flour, water, salt, cumin and 1½ tablespoons oil until smooth.
December 29, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I just returned from a lovely stay at the Savoy Hotel in London. For tea, we had the most wonderful scones that I have ever had. Do you think the pastry chef would share the recipe? Suzanne Cole Los Angeles Dear Suzanne: These adorable scones, delicate, flaky and not overly sweet, may look small, but they pack a lot of flavor. Buttermilk lends a subtle tang, enhancing the richness of the egg and butter, and a bit of dried or candied fruit adds a nice surprise with every bite.
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