December 23, 2009
Wilted Brussels sprouts with walnuts Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 6 1 pound Brussels sprouts 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon minced shallot 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons walnut oil Salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts 1. Prepare the Brussels sprouts: Trim the dried bases and pull away any loose or discolored outer leaves. Stand the sprout upright on the cutting board and slice it as thin as possible into coins.
January 11, 2010 |
If your diet lacks fiber, it's your own fault. High levels of the cholesterol-lowering, regularity-inducing substance can now be found in many breads, pastas, cereals -- even yogurts, cakes and juices. Some foods, such as whole wheat bread, are naturally high in fiber. A growing number of products, however, proudly proclaim their high-fiber content, such as Arnold's Double Fiber Bread and Yoplait's Fiber One yogurt, getting some or all of their fiber from so-called isolated or functional fibers -- ingredients with names like inulin, maltodextrin and polydextrose -- that manufacturers intentionally add to foods to boost total fiber content.
September 1, 1988 |
Question: My question concerns all of the new turkey products that are on the market. I am concerned about cholesterol and fat in our diets and have switched to turkey ham, turkey sausage and turkey pastrami. Am I only fooling myself that we are getting less fat and cholesterol? Answer: Yes and no. According to the National Turkey Federation, "Turkey deli meats are made from the cured meat of the lean turkey thigh without adding extra fats.
July 21, 2012 |
Dear SOS: I'd love to get the recipe for goat cheese bread pudding from Nopa in San Francisco. It's the best one I've had, and I'm eager to try to duplicate it. Margaret Briggs Altadena Dear Margaret: Nopa's savory take on this classic comfort food is wonderfully rich yet amazingly light in texture, the bread cubes breaking down into a luxuriously soft pudding. Served alongside a simple salad, it makes the perfect meal. Nopa's goat cheese bread pudding Total time: 3 hours, plus overnight refrigerating and chilling times Servings: 12 to 16 Note: Adapted from Nopa in San Francisco.
January 6, 2011
Mexican hot chocolate Total time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Mexican chocolate can be found in the Latin section of most grocery stores. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 6 cups milk 2 tablets Mexican chocolate (Abuelita, Morelia or Carlos V), broken into pieces In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium-high heat until it comes to a good simmer.
July 11, 2012
Breakfast is making a comeback in Southern California restaurants -- even in places you might not expect it. Such as at hip Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica, where pastry chef Zoe Nathan makes these amazing biscuits. Made with a full pound of bacon and 1/2 pound of butter, Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila calls them "gloriously crumbly. " So successful was the meal that it's been canceled -- not for the usual reasons, but because Nathan and Rustic Canyon owner Josh Loeb are opening up a bakery-cafe two blocks away.
April 13, 2013
50 minutes, plus relaxing time for the dough. Serves 6 1 1/2 cups flour 2 eggs, plus more if needed 12 ounces fresh goat cheese 5 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 egg yolk 6 tablespoons minced chives 3 tablespoons chopped parsley Salt to taste 1 beaten egg white 1. In a food processor, mix the flour and 2 eggs until it just comes together to form a rough dough. If that doesn't happen, add a little more beaten egg, a teaspoon or so at a time.
April 27, 2013
Buttermilk biscuits and burnt orange honey butter 1 hour, 20 minutes. Makes about 1 dozen biscuits Buttermilk biscuits 4 cups (17 ounces) flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter 2 cups buttermilk Cream or melted butter, for brushing Natural sugar, for sprinkling 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cube or grate the cold butter on top of the dry ingredients, and then cut it in using a pastry cutter or fork.
February 16, 2012 |
Dear SOS: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant in Clearwater Beach, Fla., has the most exquisite Key lime pie I have ever eaten. It isn't heavy - it is light but not airy like a mousse. The crust was not soggy on the bottom - almost like it was just made. Do you think they'd share the recipe? Tina Nelissen Anaheim -- Dear Tina: Heilman's was happy to share its recipe for Key lime pie, which we've adapted below. Heilman's Key lime pie Total time: 25 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: 8 Note: Adapted from Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant in Clearwater, Fla. The restaurant uses Eagle Brand condensed milk in the recipe and serves the pie topped with whipped cream, though meringue can be substituted.
September 26, 2011
The fare sold in "healthy" vending machines may do less damage to your waistline than the products found in mainstream machines, but experts caution that any processed snack is worse than a piece of fresh fruit or a handful of roasted nuts. Top-selling items in mainstream vending machines across the country, according to the 2011 State of the Vending Industry Report: Snickers bar: 280 calories, 14 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 30 grams of sugar Peanut M&Ms: 250 calories, 13 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams of sugar Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream potato chips: 240 calories, 16.5 grams of fat, 2.25 grams of saturated fat, 345 milligrams of sodium Top-selling items in "healthy" vending machines, according to Fresh Healthy Vending and H.U.M.A.N.