For the Slow Cooker: A Tasty Tajine

Christine Cauble | August 30th, 2012 - 8:43 pm
For the Slow Cooker:  A Tasty Tajine

Okay, so finally, I am posting a recipe that is NOT a quick one.  It’s definitely not difficult and the end taste and nutrition it brings is well worth it.  I have to give my “brothers” in Tafraoute, Morocco credit for the inspiration and tutelage on this tajine recipe.  Said (pronounced “sigh-ed”) and Mostafa, chefs […]

Bouranee Baunjan: An Afghani eggplant treasure.

Christine Cauble | December 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm
Bouranee Baunjan:  An Afghani eggplant treasure.

  When I type “Afghanistan” in google, my spirit winces as “war” is the first word that the automated search comes up with. My mind is far from war; my stomach is growling. This dish is an absolutely amazing treat that was born out of Afghanistan and as my mind wanders even more, I begin […]

A New Life: Kale Fruit Juice/Smoothie

Christine Cauble | December 3rd, 2011 - 9:12 am
A New Life: Kale Fruit Juice/Smoothie

I’ve been a victim of juicing. It’s all I want to consume these days. There is an indefinable feeling of freshness and re-energization that comes about to your body, mind and spirit after you’ve had a cup of fresh vegetable mixed with fruit juice. At first, if you’ve never really had leafy greens as a […]

A Yunnan Recipe with Flower Power….to Omelets

Christine Cauble | December 3rd, 2011 - 7:43 am
A Yunnan Recipe with Flower Power….to Omelets

When we think of a garden omelet, we think of tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms gracing the confines of a fluffy egg. However, open your mind to this type of garden in your omelet – chrysanthemums, lavender and roses. My mouth was fortunate enough to taste this recipe while in the ancient city of Dali in Yunnan, […]

8 Treasures of Health. “Ba Bao Zhou” – Grain Porridge

Christine Cauble | July 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am
8 Treasures of Health.  “Ba Bao Zhou” – Grain Porridge

(Note: great for vegans and those that have wheat-intolerance but it may contain peanuts – you can make without) Whenever I was sick as a young child, my mother would thrust the small Chinese-designed bowl of watered-down rice at me…. “Eat this….it will make you better.” she would say lovingly in Mandarin.  And I grew […]

Malian Peanut Butter Chicken Stew – a part of West Africa and one of my favorites.

Christine Cauble | April 16th, 2011 - 10:21 pm
Malian Peanut Butter Chicken Stew – a part of West Africa and one of my favorites.

I know you may think it seems funny sounding to have peanut butter in a stew but if you keep an open-mind, you really won’t believe how amazing this is. If you are vegan, I would recommend substituting the meat with tofu, although I haven’t tried it yet but with the flavorful sauce and rice, […]

Yummy South Asian Coconut/Bean Dessert

Christine Cauble | March 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 am
Yummy South Asian Coconut/Bean Dessert

Upon just coming back to the US from Asia, I felt inspired to post this. Typically, “beans” don’t sound like a great dessert. But in Asia, it’s very common that beans are the main component of the after-meal sweet and in Chinese, they call it “Tang Shui”. Some of the most common beans used are […]

My Mama’s ‘mazing brown rice/pesto thing-a-ma-jig recipe

Christine Cauble | January 22nd, 2011 - 12:28 am
My Mama’s ‘mazing brown rice/pesto thing-a-ma-jig recipe

Want something with little prep time but very fulfilling to hunger? Super high on the YUM meter and healthy? This was inspired by my mama, Mei-Lien. She’s one of the best cooks every – I swear I’m not being biased here even though I’m pretty much made out of what she’s fed me. It’s some […]

Secret weapon against hunger; best, quick snack ever!

Christine Cauble | December 10th, 2010 - 3:51 am
Secret weapon against hunger; best, quick snack ever!

I got this from my mother (thanks Ma!) and it’s not only an incredibly tasty snack, but it’s packed with protein and good for the body (unless you are allergic to nuts….I’m sorry, you should stay away from this then..). All you need is: Garlic Sea salt Pecans Olive oil In a sauté pan, add […]

Jamie Oliver Explains How Chicken Nuggets Are Made…(yuck).

Christine Cauble | November 25th, 2010 - 11:01 pm
Jamie Oliver Explains How Chicken Nuggets Are Made…(yuck).

This was a great video for all you McDonald’s and Burger King lovers. The only thing is, McDonald’s has now changed their chicken nugget recipe (they use only white meat at present, however at the time I was eating them as a teen all too often, who knows what they contained?). Funny and interesting video…. […]

Cold season’s hottest item: RRRG Christine’s Homemade Chicken Soup

Christine Cauble | November 1st, 2010 - 1:18 pm
Cold season’s hottest item: RRRG Christine’s Homemade Chicken Soup

Photos and article by Christine Cauble With the winter about here and colds and flues falling upon as like snow, it’s time for preventative measures (washing hands/anti-bacterial lotions if you can’t wash up), being conscious of what you’re putting your hands and eating healthier as well.  Whether you’re reading this too late and you have a […]

Food! Our Love/Hate Relationship with it.

Christine Cauble | October 24th, 2010 - 12:26 pm
Food! Our Love/Hate Relationship with it.

I don’t get it sometimes.  I constantly see new articles about this new “special diet”…..or this certain food that can help you lose weight…and these types of advertising have been going on since food existed I’m sure (when I used to eat at Wendy’s as a kid, their tables were covered with old advertisements from […]

Banana-Almond Smoothie

Christine Cauble | October 6th, 2010 - 3:42 pm
Banana-Almond Smoothie

The banana is one of the champions in work-out fruits. What I mean by that is, it’s a fruit that’s known to give you a great boost of energy and will also help you maintain it if you’re facing a long work-out day. High in natural sugars, it can work quickly to give you that […]