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Crema, a Mexican Staple
Marty Martindale

From time to time we see a product we don’t know about. This is a fun situation and a chance to try it in kitchen concoctions, read up about it and then write it up to share with you. 

Crema Mexican Table Cream sounds like it shows up on every Mexican dinner table every day. This is probably because it has a texture which is extremely smooth, and its flavor is on the sour side with a bit of saltiness. Its consistency is between sour cream and French crème fraiche. There’s also a slight buttery sweetness in this sauce-like cream. Some say, “It’s close to something like a liquid velvet, with a tang … adds a silky touch.”

It also has a tendency to tame the hotness and the spiciness of the dishes.   In other words, it’s a friend to those who need to tame hot foods.

Crema’s enhances savory as well as sweet foods. Continue reading

Recipe Goose Chase
Marty Martindale

What do you think of the buried recipes on many foodsites these days?

Are you a little annoyed at how deep into a site you must plow to get the recipe you need, usually when you’re in a hurry?

It seems after you find the name of the dish you asked for, you then have to go in further to find the titling again. Then you have to roll by all kinds of largest-possible pictures of the dish, still no recipe.

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Dinner Dump, For Time’s Sake
Marty Martindale

We are a culture which takes food pretty seriously, however we have proven we can get a little humor into it with recipes like Dirt Cakes and Dinner Dumps. 

What we really think is, it’s a casserole redux.

Dinner Dumps. Where did the name come from? Was it from the experience of emptying a Bertolli frozen dinner bag into your large skillet? 

Yes, there are recipes for dump cakes, dump desserts, dump soups and dump dinners for oven, dump dinners for slow cooker and dump dinners for Continue reading

Eggplant Butter for a Change
Marty Martindale

Many fine, international cuisines have their sophisticated, standard butters offerings for particular dishes. Butters you can purchase are garlic, herb, chili lime, pumpkin, truffle, cinnamon, cocoa coconut, roasted garlic, tomato chipotle, lemon pepper, caramel sea salt or maple. Some claim eggplant butter’s creamy taste seems umami-rich, a high compliment. Use them to finish grilled meats, in salads, roasted vegetables, stir frys, top baked potatoes or as a dip for roasted chips. Continue reading

A GOOD EATING PLAN FOR 2019
Marty Martindale

Think of everything you ate yesterday, and think of it as one, whole meal.

  • DID IT CONTAIN PROTEIN?
  • DID IT CONTAIN FIBER (VEGGIES?)
  • DID IT CONTAIN DAIRY?
  • DID IT CONTAIN A STARCHY ITEM?
  • DID IT CONTAIN FRUIT?
  • HOW ABOUT PLAIN WATER?
  • WERE THERE A LOT OF ITEMS NOT MENTIONED ABOVE?               

Feel good about your diet in 2019.

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