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April 14, 2011
Walnut- and herb-stuffed eggplant rolls Total time: 1 hour Servings: Makes 18 rolls Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 2 to 3 eggplants (about 3¾ pounds) Salt, pepper 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups walnut halves (about 1 pound) 2 garlic cloves, minced (1 tablespoon)
December 30, 2009
Walnut dipping sauce Total time: 3 minutes Servings: This makes about 1 1/3 cups dipping sauce. Note: Adapted from Akila Inouye 3/4 cup walnuts 1 tablespoon sugar Scant 1 cup soba-tsuyu dipping sauce Blend the walnuts, sugar and soba-tsuyu in a blender until the walnuts are coarsely pureed. You can adjust the ingredients to your taste. Serve on the side with soba. Each one-third cup: 88 calories; 2 grams protein; 5 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 7 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 3 grams sugar; 352 mg. sodium.
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.
November 24, 2011
Total time: 15 minutes, plus overnight soaking time for the mustard Servings: This makes about 1½ cups mustard Note: Unsweetened cranberry juice can generally be found at Trader Joe's as well as select health food and gourmet stores. Scant 1/4 cup (1¼ ounces) brown mustard seeds About 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (3¾ ounces) mustard powder 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup unsweetened cranberry juice 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries 1. Soak the mustard seeds: Place the mustard seeds and powder in a medium glass or ceramic bowl along with the water and cranberry juice.
September 22, 2011
Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: The best way to make this dessert is with a mandoline or a very sharp knife, in order to slice the fruit as thinly as possible. It can be served on individual serving plates or from one large central plate. Use the fruit options given below for the carpaccio, or substitute with fruit that can be sliced thinly without falling apart, or any fruit that will make a lovely, colorful, contrasted plate. 2 ripe but firm peaches, cut into paper-thin slices 4 fresh figs, cut in quarters 1/2 pineapple, peeled and cut into paper-thin slices 1 mango, cut into paper-thin slices 1 ripe but firm kiwi, peeled and cut into paper-thin slices 1 carambola (Chinese star fruit)
April 16, 2014
Total time: 50 minutes Servings: Makes 8 medium or 30 mini frittatas 3 medium or 4 small zucchini 2 large eggs, separated 1 1/3 cups coarsely grated feta cheese 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup flour (or slightly more if necessary) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil or oregano (or half of each) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Olive oil for frying 1. Rinse the zucchini, grate and place in a colander. Drain for 15 minutes, then squeeze to remove any excess liquid; you should have 2 packed cups.
May 25, 2013 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I read your articles every week, and I am finally writing to ask for a recipe, because my husband and I are crazy about the Bolognese sauce at Cafe Pierre in Manhattan Beach. Although this is a French restaurant, its sauce puts most Italian restaurants in the L.A. area to shame. I haven't been able to duplicate this one at home, so I need your help. Denni Kopelan Hermosa Beach Dear Denni: Cafe Pierre was happy to share its take on this thick, rich meat sauce.
August 15, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Just how many calories in that eggplant parmigiana? In 2012, when restaurant labeling becomes the law of the land as part of healthcare reform legislation, diners will be in for some surprises. The law requires restaurants and retail food businesses with 20 or more locations to list calorie content for standard items on menus and menu boards. Drive-throughs are included, but movie theaters are exempt. Beyond calories, more detailed nutritional information - such as sodium, saturated fat or cholesterol content - must be available on request.
April 27, 2013
Dario's olive oil cake 1½ hours, plus soaking time. Serves 20 to 24 (2 cakes) 1 cup (5 ounces) plump raisins (preferably flame raisins) 3/4 cup Vin Santo 3 whole oranges 3 extra-large eggs 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 20 grams Italian leavening (substitute: 10 grams, or about 1 tablespoon, baking soda and 10 grams, or 1 scant tablespoon, baking powder) 3 1/2 cups (14 ounces) pastry flour 2/3 cup toasted pine nuts Fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish 1. Bring the raisins and the Vin Santo to a simmer in a small saucepan, then immediately remove from the heat.
September 23, 2010
  Chocolate gelato Total time: 40 minutes plus cooling time and about 1 1/2 hours freezing time Servings: 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato) 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons skim milk powder 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 3 1/2 ounces chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa 1 1/2 pounds ice 1 pound rock salt 1. Prepare the chocolate base: In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, honey, milk powder and cocoa powder.
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