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Diwali, Hindu Lunar Solar Month Kartika Cooking: Recipes

Diwali, Hindu Lunar Solar Month Kartika Cooking: Recipes
Food from Hindu homes around the world
November 10, 2020

Main dish: Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato Tomato Curry) Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins  4 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil 1 bay leaf 1 inch cinnamon 2 pods cardamom pinch...

Diwali, Hindu Lunisolar Month Kartika Cooking: Our Experiences

Diwali, Hindu Lunisolar Month Kartika Cooking: Our Experiences
Our takeaways from preparing and cooking food common in Hindu kitchens around the world
November 10, 2020

Sage: Cooking dishes commonly made during Diwali and the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika helped me to better understand some cultural aspects of Diwali and have an opportunity to experience a little snippet...

Punch Pizza Review: A Delicious Classic

Punch's classic Margherita pizza with basil.
Neapolitan-style pizza warrants stamp of approval
November 9, 2020

     Punch Pizza is a popular pizza chain in the Twin Cities. Their pizza is baked in a wood-burning brick oven imported straight from Italy. Personally, I like this style of pizza better than home-cooked...

Homemade Pizza’s Taste Wows

Arugula Caprese flatbread topped with avocado and balsamic glaze.
Delicious, simple, quick recipe provides ease
November 9, 2020

Ingredients: 1 package of flatbread dough 1 package of shredded mozzarella cheese 1 small container of cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup basil (fresh or dried) 3 large handfuls of arugula 1 avocado 1/4 cup...

Young Joni Impresses

Young Joni's Korean BBQ pizza.
Bold flavors, takeout ease yields positive experience
November 9, 2020

Young Joni, owned by Chef Ann Kim, offers a twist on regular pizza. Their wood-fired pizzas are globally-inspired, bringing a variety of flavors. The different types of pizzas had surprising ingredients...

Vegan Pizza Lucé Tested

Pizza Lucé's vegan Garden Veggie pizza.
Toppings, crust, cheese, sauce put to test
November 9, 2020

As a vegan, finding vegan pizza has never really been a challenge. However, finding good vegan pizza is another story.      With pizza being one of the most popular foods in America and the number...

Papa John’s Provides Comfort

Papa John's pizza sits in its box.
Pizza offers variety for all
November 9, 2020

If you are considering ordering pizza this fall, Papa John's should rise to the top of your list.      I ordered one pizza with a variety of toppings and flavors. There were a variety of toppings to...

School Morning Breakfast Ideas

Apples and Granola Fall Breakfast.
Quick, easy recipes to start your morning
October 1, 2020

Apples & Granola Fall Breakfast Ingredients:  Serving of Granola: I use Pumpkin Cinnamon Purely Elizabeth granola.  1 apple: I prefer Fuji apples.  3-4 Medjool dates Recipe: This...

A Love Letter to Cashews

Why everyone's favorite snack should be cashews
October 1, 2020

I really got into nuts during quarantine, particularly cashews. A lot of my friends make fun of me for my love for cashews but I think they’re the perfect snack. They are rich in fatty acids, protein,...

Jewish High Holiday Cooking: Our Experiences

Jewish High Holiday Cooking: Our Experiences
Our takeaways from preparing and cooking food common in Jewish kitchens around the world
September 26, 2020

Sage: As a Jew, myself, cooking food that I commonly eat during the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) allowed me to better connect with my own roots and to gain a better appreciation of how...

Jewish High Holiday Cooking: Recipes

Jewish High Holiday Cooking: Recipes
Food from Jewish homes around the world
September 26, 2020

Turkish Spinach Bourekas  Makes about 40 turnovers  Bourekas, a Sephardic Pastry originating in Turkey, are a favorite appetizers or holiday brunch dish in Israel. They are usually made with phyllo...

Get Cultured:

Get Cultured:
Diversifying our cultural awareness through food
September 26, 2020

What is culture? What makes it unique? What can we do to learn from/about other cultures?  Over this past summer, we continued to ask ourselves these questions, eager to broaden our sense of cultural...

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