SparkPeople Ethnic Food Lovers Team Messageboard Welcome to Ethnic Food Lovers! A place for all who love ethnic food such as Italian, Asian, Latin, & everything in between. Join us as we motivate each other and share a recipe or two. SparkPeople Ethnic Food Lovers Team Messageboard Dip recipes I'm starting this off with a Ranch Dip recipe for us home-folks: <BR> <BR> Mayo Dip converted for our use: <BR> <BR> 1.75C mayo + 0.25C milk <BR> or <BR> 1C each of a) mayo + b) plain yogurt (Zero, Low, or regular Fat) _ga- more like buttermilk <BR> <BR> then mix into that <BR> <BR> 2.5 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix (*See below) <BR> <BR> and then add <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp dry minced onion <BR> <BR> 1/3rd tsp garlic pwdr <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon reconstituted lime juice (fm $tree, &amp;... Mon, 4 May 2020 01:06:46 EST repurposing tools in the Kitchen I saw on YouTube this tip: cut a lime into quarters and then mash in a garlic press. That'll do it. We should be cleaning our garlic press real well anyways, but especially if the lime juice is for making a beverage. <BR> <BR> hahaha <BR> <BR> Find humor where it is, not where you want it to be. <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 23:22:09 EST Oyster Sauce replacement See Asian sauces, seasoning, flavor Topic... <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Jan 2020 01:35:47 EST feed UR soul Paper Bagged Chicken. <BR> <BR> Split the chicken down the middle of the back, spread flat, and put a skewer in each side to prevent it from curling. Beat up a very fresh egg, with a pinch of salt, black pepper to taste, an ounce of melted butter, a teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce or something similar and a teaspoonful of made mustard. Mix well. With a brush glaze the chicken with the mixture. Place in a greased bag with bread crumbs around and over it. Be careful that the skewers do not... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:29:00 EST Edibles A-Z or skip ahead One of the things that English speaking folks have a problem with is accessing several letters of the alphabet for words. When it is restricted by A-Z the issue arises where, to be original, one cannot continue. Hence, let us just skip ahead on those letters. But give it the good ol' college try there as best we can. Do it for the Gipper. <BR> This is for anything edible such as foods, dishes, plants, spices, nuts. Let us not go there with edible fake foods created from petroleum products, et... Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:48:25 EST South Indian Basic Chicken Curry recipe This is actually a low-fat dish all things considered, depending on your choice of pieces. <BR> Curry favor with your friends with this great meal. I'd pair this with dry-fried tortillas, puffed up on medium heat. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup vegetable, canola or sunflower oil <BR> 2 large onions (sliced thin) <BR> 2 large tomatoes (diced) <BR> 2 tbsp. garlic paste <BR> 1 tbsp. ginger paste <BR> 2 tsp. coriander powder <BR> 1 tsp. cumin powder <BR> 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder <BR> 1/2 tsp. red chili... Tue, 29 Oct 2019 23:05:01 EST Chinese 5-spice substitute See Asian sauces, seasoning, flavor Topic Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:36:12 EST What is your favorite cuisine I'll start this out, sharing that my favorite cuisine, if I'm stuck to one, would be Asian. That's even if you measure it from China to India. Sat, 27 Jul 2019 04:11:41 EST Meatloaf recipes -- please Meatloaf recipe from TheSpruceEats -- I haven't tried it yet but I've made lots of meatloaf and I can anticipate how well this will taste. I've made it abbrv8'd so that it fits in small places. <BR> <BR> Gather the ingredients (see recipe and list at bottom) <BR> >MED heat saute 1 minced onion~5 minutes. Take off heat, add 2clves minced garlic&amp;cool to Rm tmp. Preht oven 325F.Mix 2.5#grBeef, onions, rest* of items.Grease roasting pan with a few drops of oil.+Beef, then w) wet hands&amp;sh... Fri, 31 May 2019 18:53:51 EST Ginger see Asian sauces, seasoning, flavor Topic. Fri, 31 May 2019 16:04:25 EST Sheetpan adapted recipes I'm going to start out this section with the following recipe. I'm thinking about doing my injera in a sheetpan too, but have not tried that yet. I know that polenta-fries can be baked in the oven rather than deep-fried. I'm hoping we can collect a variety of ethnic/fusion sheetpan/jellyroll pan recipes for cook once &amp; eat all week, or bulk, or healthy options. <BR> <BR> Ciao for Now, Chow for laters! <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:59:14 EST Let's Skillet and Eat it Here is a recipe I gleaned from Just A Pinch. I recommend the site for its variety of recipes, for all tastes and preferences and skill levels. This is a base recipe, meaning I say you can adjust it with seasonings and ingredients to make it your own. I will say I was impressed by the use of bay leaf for roasts. I think it belongs with pork (say Carne Adovada) as well as Jamaican Jerk and roasted chicken. You can actually do brisket the same way, with bay leaf and in your electric skillet. Ju... Thu, 5 Apr 2018 19:12:51 EST Italian Foods I got ahold of a great book written in the 1953 about the regional cooking throughout Italy in the 19th and early 20th century. Here is the recipe listed for Tuscany-style meatballs: <BR> =-=-=-=-= <BR> <em>620</em> <BR> Polpette Alla Toscana <BR> Mix thoroughly together the following items: <BR> <BR> 2 lbs ground beef <BR> 1/2 cup chopped prosciutto (or boiled ham) <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1/2 tsp nutmeg <BR> 1/4 cup minced parsley <BR> 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese <BR> salt&amp;pepper to taste. <BR>... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:54:35 EST Recipes with chiles in them I married a native New Mexican gal who loves red and green NM chiles only second to my devotion to them. I'm a die-hard chile head. <BR> <BR> Here's are two recipes from Hatch (a major purveyor of NM chiles), for <BR> <BR> Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 cup roasted, chopped green chiles <BR> 2 tablespoons olive oil <BR> 1 1/2 cups water <BR> 2 chicken bullion cubes <BR> 2 tablespoons flour <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano <BR> 1/2 teasp... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:39:11 EST cookbooks I have many! I am trying British food lately... also recipes from The Depression and WWII years in America and Britain. I love all ethnic food!!!!!!!!!! Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:00:20 EST Hi to everybody from Trev in the UK Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am Trev and presently reside in the South West of the UK. I will spare you my details in here as they are all available in my blog so please feel free to look in there. <BR> <BR> I believe in the power of music and the way it can lift us and motivate us. It can mentally steer us towards many better directions in life too. <BR> <BR> I don't know if I am the only composer in sparkpeople but I have yet to see anybody else load up any of their work into a blog. I only found... Fri, 2 May 2014 12:34:29 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to Sparkpeople but very excited to become active on the site and take advantage of all of the wonderful tools available. <BR> <BR> Upon joining this Sparkteam I noticed it had no leader, and I thought to myself, what better way to participate than to become a leader? So here I am! <BR> <BR> I love eat and cooking ethnic foods, my favorites being Thai, Indian, and middle eastern, but I'm not going lie, I pretty much love everything! I've been wanting to try ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:20:15 EST Panang Curry (Thai) I don't really measure things when I cook, but this should be pretty close. <BR> <BR> <BR> Panang Curry <BR> Serves 4-6 <BR> <BR> evoo <BR> 6-8 chicken breast tenderloins (or substitute tofu) <BR> 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced <BR> 1 c snow peas, trimmed <BR> 3 T soy sauce (or tamari) divided <BR> 3 T ginger paste or fresh grated ginger <BR> 3 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 2 T peanut sauce <BR> 1/4 c peanut butter <BR> 2 oz green curry paste <BR> 2 cans coconut milk (I use one regular an... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:50:08 EST Hello hello! Hello! I recently joined a gym and started tracking on Spark, but I haven't spent much time getting to know the community yet. <BR> <BR> I'm a graphic designer and illustrator living in Minneapolis, MN. <BR> <BR> I love video games, dinosaurs, drawing, building stuff, reading, cycling, and cooking. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check out my page for a bit more of my story, and add me as a friend if you'd like! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:13:54 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:38:38 EST A Halloween puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:53:11 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:21:39 EST OMG! Veggie and Chicken Pad Thai... OMG! Veggie & Chicken Pad Thai <BR> <BR> Sauce; <BR> 2 tbsp. peanut butter <BR> 2 tbsp. oyster sauce <BR> 2 tsp. soy sauce <BR> 2 tsp. vinegar <BR> 2 tsp. stevia sweetener <BR> 2 cloves finely minced and mashed garlic <BR> 1 tbsp. Sriracha or hot sauce <BR> 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil <BR> 2 chicken bullion cubes <BR> <BR> 1 tbsp. Olive oil <BR> 16 oz. Boneless, skinless chicken breast <BR> 1/2 cup water <BR> 2 medium onions <BR> 2 large carrots <BR> 1/2 Head cabbage (about 4 cups) <BR> 1 cup... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 14:26:40 EST "U" turn We're looking for words that start with the letter "u." <BR> <BR> ultimate Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:56:45 EST August puzzle <link><BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:00:48 EST Saturday Silliness 7/27 What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually go to bed at night? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> What high school did you attend? <BR> <BR> Do you like to shop online? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:15:24 EST Summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:24:52 EST Saturday Silliness 6/8 What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:07:53 EST A Memorial Day puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:59:05 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pasta dish? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet right now? <BR> <BR> How far do you live from the city you were born in? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite subject in high school? Sat, 11 May 2013 13:16:30 EST Veggies you may not know I actually recognized about half of these. I'm in love with romanesco -- particularly roasted with olive oil and Italian herbs. Delicious! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ird-vegetables_n_3210027.html?utm_hp_r<BR>ef=world&ir=World </link> Sat, 4 May 2013 13:41:40 EST A puzzle for Saturday <link> </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:41:33 EST East Indian Chicken Here's a recipe that our family has enjoyed for years and years. I modify it for ourselves with some less butter and I use brown rice and skinless thighs or breasts. We like to use more curry powder too. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> East Indian Chicken <BR> <BR> 1/4 c. flour <BR> 1 T. curry <BR> 1-1/2 t. salt <BR> 1/2 t. black pepper <BR> 1 (3#) chicken, cut-up <BR> 1/4 c. butter <BR> 1 large onion, thinly sliced <BR> 1 c. raisins <BR> 1 c. rice <BR> 4 chicken bouillon cubes <BR> 4 c. boiling water... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:55:35 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 What's your favorite cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you wear nail polish? <BR> <BR> Are you a good dancer? <BR> <BR> What's the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you like camping? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:30:22 EST hello! Hi everyone! My name is Susannah, and I absolutely LOVE to cook. I am from a diverse cultural background, and have lived abroad for about 4 years. <BR> <BR> I love to cook anything from Japanese to Chinese to Italian to Egyptian to Middle Eastern to Vietnamese to Indian. I would love to learn new recipes, especially Moroccan, Tunisian, Lebanese, and really, anything! Tue, 9 Apr 2013 09:52:44 EST Playing favorites What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> color? <BR> <BR> song? <BR> <BR> flower? <BR> <BR> breakfast? <BR> <BR> movie? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 12:00:42 EST Bird is the word There are literally thousands of types of birds in the world. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> peacock Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:25:29 EST An Easter puzzle <link> </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:02:20 EST Place names "end to end" Give a place name that starts with the last letter of the name before. For instance, if I say Moscow you could say Wisconsin. This is a big world with many place names, so let's come up with a lot! <BR> <BR> Montreal Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:39:36 EST Saturday Silliness 2/16 What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> What's one thing that's guaranteed to make you smile? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you have a tablecloth or placemats on your table righrt now? Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:58:39 EST A Valentine puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:48:23 EST Blue "J" Okay, they don't have to be blue. But we're looking for words that start with the letter "J." <BR> <BR> justify Sat, 2 Feb 2013 10:55:38 EST Crockpot Mongolian Beef Made this today. It is pretty good. It seems to be missing something and I'm not sure what but it might just be the choice of wine and vinegar that I used. I think it should be slightly sweeter but DH will know more likely. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>golian-beef-crockpot-recipe.html </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:40:57 EST "N" the beginning Easy -- we're looking for words that start with the letter "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:41:47 EST School subjects A to Z There are a LOT of them! How many can we come up with IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER? <BR> <BR> algebra Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:31:30 EST A Christmas puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:16:01 EST Saturday Silliness 12/1 What's winter like where you live? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate either Christmas or Hanukkah? <BR> <BR> Do you like snow? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite cold-weather food? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone skiing or ice skating? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 01:15:34 EST Double letter words A to Z Cheerfully cribbed from another team. <BR> <BR> allow Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:41:42 EST Thanksgiving dinner game Let's come up with all kinds of great stuff for Thanksgiving dinner, traditional or not! <BR> <BR> Turkey (duh) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:27:30 EST A pretty puzzle You can change the cut to make it as easy or as hard as you like. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:58:27 EST Spooky Saturday Silliness 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever worn a Halloween costume? If so, which was your favorite? <BR> <BR> 3. Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> 5. What's your favorite Halloween candy? Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:33:32 EST Seven-letter words The title says it all -- how many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> concert Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:30:54 EST Mango powder? I recently picked up some mango powder (amchur.) I know it is commonly used in curries, and that it adds a citrusy tartness to food without contributing extra liquid, but I am wondering if anyone has any real experience cooking with it (not just Googling recipes!), and whether you can give some usage suggestions beyond the obvious. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 9 Oct 2012 13:42:26 EST Saturday Silliness 10/6 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite kind of soup? <BR> <BR> 3. What was your first car? <BR> <BR> 4. How many siblings do you have? <BR> <BR> 5. Are you a fan of any sports teams? If so, which one(s)? Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:47:44 EST Movies "by the numbers" We're looking for movies with numbers in the title. Forms of numbers, like "first," etc. also count. There are a lot, so let's work our brains (or Google!) and come up with a lot. <BR> <BR> The Magnificent Seven Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:54:35 EST Saturday Silliness 9/22 Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> If you're American, who was President the year you were born? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's a fashion you wish would die forever? Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:50:40 EST Living in Phoenix Hello from Phoenix, Arizona! I am new to SparkPeople and just wanted to do a quick shout-out. I have been vegetarian for quite some time now and I am a master at Mexican and Spanish food. I really enjoy the challenge of turning meat-filled Hispanic dishes into vegetarian ones! I love ethnic cuisine, but Indian food has always been at the top of my list! It is a shame that I haven't been able to master cooking Indian food at home. If you want to learn more about me, feel free to visit my page! Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:52:33 EST September Saturday Silliness What do you like best about autumn? <BR> <BR> How was your summer? <BR> <BR> Are you or anyone else in your house going back tro school? <BR> <BR> It's the start of football season! Are you a fan? <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:44:03 EST Classic games No joystick, controller or "system." How many classic card, board and playground games can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Chess Sat, 8 Sep 2012 14:38:41 EST "Do" tell We're looking for words with the syllable "do" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> bulldozer <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:19:58 EST Eastern European Does anyone have any good onesor tell me where I might get some? My DH is Polish and I'd like to make some for him other than the soup and stuff with sausage. Thanks ahead of time. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:30:34 EST Are "U" ready? Easy -- we're looking for words that start with "u." <BR> <BR> utter Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:22:28 EST Three-word phrases A to Z Simple. If, for instance, my letter was R I could say "read a book" and the next person could say "set a date." Okay, let's go! <BR> <BR> any day now Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:29:54 EST Song titles A to Z How many song titles IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER can we come up with? <BR> <BR> All the Time (Johnny Mathis) Sat, 4 Aug 2012 00:21:40 EST Yummy Indian food I went out to an Indian buffet for lunch with my kids today. Maybe not a good idea calorie-wise, but I haven't had Indian food in such a long time, and it really was very good! Is there anyone out there who cook Indian often enough to have some nice, lean recipes for it? <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:49:53 EST Things that make us smile How many things give us a big grin? Let's list as many as we can. <BR> <BR> Playing with kittens. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:18:37 EST In the market for a rice cooker I'm thinking of buying a rice cooker for when I'm cooking Asian food. Is there anyone here who has any experience with these? I'm mainly thinking along the lines of which features I should be looking for. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:32:58 EST Saturday Silliness, foodie edition Do you like to cook? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked? If you're a vegetarian, what is your favorite entree? <BR> <BR> What's a bad food habit you're struggling with? <BR> <BR> What foods are you picky about? <BR> <BR> Do you prefer sweet or savory? Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:53:18 EST braciole anyone? i was watching everyone loves Raymond and Deborah made a meal that everyone was raving about- braciole (pronounced like breejole) <BR> i saw recipes across the board and not sure which to use. some have 3 meats and/or hard-boiled eggs. <BR> is there an authentic version then how about the healthier version? <BR> <BR> this version seems the most promising from maryann esposito at ciao italia: <BR> <link><BR>tuffed-meat-rolls </link> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:58:34 EST Right now... What's your weather? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet? <BR> <BR> What, if anything, are you eating/drinking? <BR> <BR> What do you hear? <BR> <BR> How do you feel? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:43:25 EST "N" the beginning Easy -- words that start with "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor Sat, 7 Jul 2012 00:45:52 EST Positives A to Z We hear (and use) too many negative words, including about ourselves. Let's see how many positive adjectives, in alphabetical order, we can come up with. <BR> <BR> Awesome Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:16:36 EST Either/Or Tell which of a pair of items you prefer, then suggest a new pair of items for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roses or orchids? Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:56:15 EST Saturday Silliness 6/16 Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite summer activity? <BR> <BR> Would you ever try an extreme sport (skydiving, bungee jumping, etc)? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite veggie? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fruit? <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:51:12 EST Saturday Silliness 6/9 What kind of phone do you have? <BR> <BR> Do you own/are you owned by any pets? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite picnic food? <BR> <BR> Did you have a lemonade stand as a kid? Sat, 9 Jun 2012 10:24:13 EST "Colorful" movie titles How many movie titles with colors in them can we find? <BR> <BR> Goldfinger Sat, 2 Jun 2012 00:40:22 EST Saturday Silliness 5/19 Are you eating/drinking anything right now? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Not counting the spread, how many blankets are on your bed today? <BR> <BR> You're offered your choice of your dream car or dream vacation. Which do you choose? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ethnic cuisine? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate most? Sat, 19 May 2012 10:37:48 EST World cities A to Z This is a big world. In alphabetical order, how many cities on all of the inhabited continents can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Athens, Greece Sat, 12 May 2012 12:03:59 EST Name Five Name five: <BR> <BR> Foods you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Books you've read: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Movies you've seen: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Songs you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Places you've been: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. Sat, 5 May 2012 10:26:53 EST Saturday Silliness 4/28 1. Counting the one you live in, how many countries have you visited? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> 3. When was the last time you roller skated? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like granola bars? <BR> <BR> 5. Do you like to do any crafts? Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:29:48 EST German Recipes Being over half German, I grew up eating a lot of German foods, especially when visiting my maternal grandparents, or my dad's sisters. Any time we visited, they fed us. Usually it was some type of German cuisine, with a mix of Ukrainian and Russian dishes as well... <BR> <BR> One thing I grew to love, was sauerkraut. This recipe is my own mixture of ingredients, developed from the various recipes that the cooks in my family shared. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sauerkraut (not for the feint hearted) (s... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:04:38 EST Hello Ethnic Food Lovers. Hello everyone! I love trying different ethnic recipes. I especially love Asian, Indian, Ethiopian, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Ukrainian, and Greek recipes. <BR> I look forward to exploring even more regions of the world, with their flavourful recipes. <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:03:25 EST "Colorful" song titles How many song titles with colors in them can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Blue Velvet Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:28:14 EST Saturday Silliness 4/14 What sounds do you hear right now? <BR> <BR> What was your first pet as a child? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> Coconut -- love or loathe? <BR> <BR> What was the last book you read? Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:18:54 EST Occupations A to Z How many careers, in alphabetical order, can we come up with? There are a lot, so let's be creative! <BR> <BR> architect Sat, 7 Apr 2012 10:17:54 EST Saturday Silliness 3/31 If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> How do you like your eggs cooked? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging up in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> Have you ever been to a farm? Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:53:17 EST Flowers A to Z In honor of spring, let's see how many flowers we can name in alphabetical order. Blooms from all seasons are welcome. <BR> <BR> Aster Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:51:11 EST Saturday Silliness 3/17 1. It's St. Patrick's Day! Do you have any Irish in you? <BR> <BR> 2. As a kid, did you walk/bike to school, or did you ride the school bus? <BR> <BR> 3. What's your favorite type of cookie? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you sleep on your side, back or tummy? <BR> <BR> 5. Finish this sentence: "One thing I'd love to do today is..." Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:40:25 EST "Colorful" phrases We're looking for phrases of two to four words with a color in them. Here we go: <BR> <BR> In the pink Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:21:12 EST Five food myths busted <link><BR>/food-myths-busted </link> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:58:36 EST Two words -- change one Change either word in the two-word phrase to make a new phrase. And yes, you can change the order. <BR> <BR> fire truck Sat, 3 Mar 2012 11:53:33 EST Saturday Silliness 2/25 What month/day is your birthday? (Don't worry, we won't ask you the year). <BR> <BR> If you could buy your dream car, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Road trips -- love or hate? <BR> <BR> Night owl or morning person? <BR> <BR> Spring is coming -- what do you like best about spring? Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:34:38 EST Farmers' Market A to Z IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, how many fruits, veggies and herbs can we find? There are a lot, so let's keep this going! <BR> <BR> asparagus Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:20:49 EST Just for fun (Cheerfully cribbed -- er, BORROWED -- from another team) <BR> <BR> What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> Dece... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:24:17 EST Homonyms Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings (such as hale and hail). How many combinations can we find? <BR> <BR> Pear, pare and pair. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 00:51:24 EST Name a cool song from any era! From the Fifties (or earlier!) to today, how many great songs can we remember? <BR> <BR> Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:15:14 EST Hello Everyone! This is the first team I have joined. I'm hoping to learn a few good recipes on here. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:47:07 EST "G" whiz! We're looking for words that start with the letter g. <BR> <BR> grand. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:51:00 EST It's "go" time! We're looking for words with the syllable "go" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. There are a lot of them, so let's see how many we can come up with. Are you ready? It's go time! <BR> <BR> outgoing. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:12:33 EST Silly Saturday Sentences Finish these sentences: <BR> <BR> 1. Is it just me, or <BR> <BR> 2. One thing that always makes me smile is <BR> <BR> 3. If I could erase one thing from the world, it would be <BR> <BR> 4. My idea of a perfect day would be. <BR> <BR> 5. Right this moment I would really enjoy Sat, 7 Jan 2012 10:20:52 EST Take it or leave it Easy -- tell if you'd take or leave the suggested item and then suggest an item for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roller coasters. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:00:49 EST Saturday Silliness, favorites edition What is your favorite: <BR> <BR> Food? <BR> <BR> Book? <BR> <BR> Movie? <BR> <BR> TV show? <BR> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:34:43 EST Holiday songs Let's list our favorite holiday songs here. And not just Christmas -- if our Jewish friends have special Hanukkah songs, please include them! (Please, just one to a post. We want everybody to have a chance to participate.) <BR> <BR> O Holy Night Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:19:48 EST Either/or Tell which of a pair of items you'd prefer, then suggest a new pair for the next person. <BR> <BR> Sandals or sneakers? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:28:55 EST What the "L" Words that start with "L." <BR> <BR> lasting Sat, 26 Nov 2011 10:43:03 EST Thanksgiving A to Z Everything we love about Thanksgiving in alphabetical order! <BR> <BR> apple pie Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:34:36 EST Saturday Silliness, Thanksgiving edition Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> If you do, what are your plans this year? <BR> <BR> Stuffing -- in or out of the bird? <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? <BR> <BR> What's a favorite Thanksgiving memory? Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:33:51 EST M&M's As you've probably already guessed, we're looking for words that start with "m." <BR> <BR> Milestone Sat, 29 Oct 2011 12:02:49 EST Celebrity Name Game Easy. Name a celebrity. The next person has to name another whose first name starts with the last initial of the previous one. For instance, if I say Ben Affleck, you could say Anne Hathaway. Let's not confine it to actors, though. Musicians, athletes, writers and filmmakers are all fair game. <BR> <BR> Okay, here we go: Jennifer Garner. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 13:11:01 EST "D" Day How many words can we come up with that start with the letter d? <BR> <BR> derive Sat, 15 Oct 2011 11:14:02 EST peeling garlic Hi is there a way to easy way peel garlic Sat, 8 Oct 2011 14:22:26 EST Phrase fun <link> </link> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 13:14:36 EST Saturday Silliness 10/1 What do you like best about October? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite cool-weather comfort foods? <BR> <BR> Did you trick or treat as a kid? <BR> <BR> If you were going to dress up this Halloween, what would you be? Sat, 1 Oct 2011 11:34:53 EST remaking ethnic foods does anyone know of any idea how to decrease calories for ethnic foods? greek salad and other type of stuff? <BR> <BR> I am finding that decreased calories is good for me, but I have no idea how to "remake" the dishes with lower calories and lots of flavors. <BR> <BR> any ideas? Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:32:41 EST Hi Everyone I'm glad to part of this team since I love international food and have some ethnic cookbooks in my collection. My all time favorite international cuisine comes from India. (lamb bhoti kabob with saffron rice). I also love Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Cuban food. In addition to eating foreign cuisine, I enjoy cooking international recipes from scratch. My most current issue of F&W is all about French wines and cooking, and I can't wait to try some of the more simple recipes. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 07:32:28 EST Double, double Easy -- how many double-letter words can we find? Any letter, any position in the word. Let's see if we can come up with "oodles" of them! <BR> <BR> Bookkeeper Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:38:38 EST Saturday Silliness 9/17 What did you have/are you having for breakfast? <BR> <BR> What's the weather like today where you are? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite hobby? <BR> <BR> Have you visited any foreign countries? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite fruits and veggies? Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:21:02 EST The S Curve How many words that start with S can we come up with? <BR> <BR> similar Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:55:51 EST Bodies of water A to Z How many lakes, rivers and other bodies of water can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Aegean Sea Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:33:40 EST Saturday Silliness 8/27 Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you drink milk? <BR> <BR> Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite type of weather? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite comfort food? Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:20:43 EST Hi everyone! I'm new...sorta. Hi my name is Katie and I've been on SparkPeople for a little over a month now. I've already lost 18 pounds and I feel awesome! I signed up for this group then but haven't really got into the social aspect of the site yet. So here goes! I am 27 and live in PA with my husband and almost 2 year old daughter. I work in marketing research, though I did go to school for my Master's in International Relations and Human Rights...what a change, right?! I've been overweight pretty much my whole life. ... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:23:46 EST Palindromes Palindromes are words that begin and end with the same letter. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> level Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:47:37 EST Saturday Silliness 8/13 What's the last song you listened to? <BR> <BR> What's yoru favorite color? <BR> <BR> Have you ever turned a cartwheel? <BR> <BR> What's your morning beverage of choice? <BR> <BR> What is/are your favorite TV show(s)? Sat, 13 Aug 2011 10:23:41 EST Take it or leave it Easy -- tell if you take or leave what I suggest, then suggest something else for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roller blading. Sat, 6 Aug 2011 10:48:16 EST vegan substitution H I just joined to see if I can find some simple recipies that I can make vegan/vegitarian, no animal foods what so ever. But thats no the hard part, I want it low sodium and low fat. I especialy like Chinese for but the soy sauce is very high in sodium and theu use a lot of oil any suggestions. thanks Tue, 2 Aug 2011 22:54:52 EST Child's Play How many kids' games can we come up with? Any type, any order (brief explanations of regional or family-invented games). <BR> <BR> Hide and seek Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:13:58 EST Saturday Silliness 7/23 How far do you live from the town you grew up in? <BR> <BR> Do you like to bbq? <BR> <BR> Do you like cheese? <BR> <BR> What's the furthest from home you've ever been? <BR> <BR> What's your all-time favorite book? Sat, 23 Jul 2011 10:59:25 EST Pick Six Couldn't be easier -- how many six-letter words can we come up with? <BR> <BR> course Sat, 16 Jul 2011 10:41:12 EST Two words -- change one Easy -- change one word in the phrase below. The next person changes another word, and so on. <BR> <BR> blue bird Sat, 9 Jul 2011 09:50:51 EST Saturday Silliness 7/2 What are your plans for the Fourth of July? <BR> <BR> Have you ever climbed a tree? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone barefoot outside the house? <BR> <BR> How hot does summer get where you live? Sat, 2 Jul 2011 10:25:06 EST "C" you later Easy -- words that start with a "c." <BR> <BR> Culture Sat, 25 Jun 2011 09:52:21 EST Hi everyone I am 28 year old food lover, I have decided to start a new lifestyle change that will include finally losing all the weight I have accumulated since my marriage. <BR> I am Puerto Rican and love eating all types of food, which is one of the reasons I am where I am. I want to be able to eat healthy and yet indulge in the flavors that I love, so I am hoping to meet everyone here and be able to share and exchange healthy alternatives to food. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:04:39 EST New Member in Ethnic Food Lovers Hey there everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Alicia! <BR> I am new to The Ethnic Food Lovers Forum. I joined because I really want to lose weight and for years I have done it alone with no success so I thought if I joined a support group, the weight would maybe come off. I also joined because I LOVE FOOD, especially Ethnic food! Um, a little about me....I am a 20 yr old college student studying Public Relations, and my weight loss goal is to lose 73 pounds by next May. If you have any advice... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:00:29 EST hello all Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm brenna. married with 3 kidz. would love to learn different ethnic dishes. I currently am in love with moroccan food, I like some jordanian/palestinian food, I like pakistani food (baby curry of course) lol, I love chinese food, some mediteranean foods, I LOVE greek food, etc. <BR> <BR> anyways. happy cooking. <BR> <BR> thanx. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 05:03:11 EST Animal Kingdom A to Z Let's see how many we can come up with. (Technically insects aren't animals, but for our purposes they can be included here). Here we go: <BR> <BR> Alpaca Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:03:48 EST Saturday Silliness 6/4 How old were you when you first got your driver's license? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Do you sleep with one pillow or two? <BR> <BR> Where are you in your family's birth order? Sat, 4 Jun 2011 00:29:47 EST Conga Line Words (Borrowed from another team). <BR> <BR> The last two letters of the previous word start the new word. For instance, if I say talentED, the next person could say EDucate, and so on. Please be sure your word ends in two letters that actually start a new word (someone posted a word whose last two letters don't start any words!). Okay, here we go: <BR> <BR> considER Sat, 28 May 2011 10:01:07 EST Men's Names A to Z Nicknames and foreign names are also welcome. <BR> <BR> Adam <BR> Sat, 21 May 2011 10:04:59 EST Saturday Silliness 5/14 What’s one food you will NEVER eat no matter how good it is for you? <BR> <BR> What’s one food you’ll never give up no matter bad it is for you? <BR> <BR> If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to star in it? <BR> <BR> What’s your favorite fruit? Veggie? <BR> <BR> Who was your first big crush? Fri, 13 May 2011 23:22:04 EST Saturday Silliness 5/7 What would be your absolute dream car? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked (or are you a vegetarian)? <BR> <BR> When’s the last time you laughed out loud? And what caused it? <BR> <BR> What is/are your driving pet peeve(s)? <BR> <BR> Are you a late-night snacker? Sat, 7 May 2011 10:24:16 EST Ten things about YOU Tell us ten things about you. Anything you like – serious or silly, important or trivial. Let’s learn more about each other: <BR> <BR> My ten: <BR> <BR> 1. I have two great kids. My son Frank, who’s totally disabled, lives with his dad in San Francisco. In spite of being in a wheelchair, he’s the fastest girl-chaser in this part of the state. And I have a little redheaded angel-girl in Heaven. I’m sure she’s keeping Sts. Peter and Patrick VERY busy! <BR> <BR> 2. I’m downright sickeningly p... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:36:59 EST Either/Or Which do you prefer? (And yes, “neither” is an acceptable answer.) Tell us your preference, then ask two new for the next person. The subjects can be anything you like, so let’s have some fun! <BR> <BR> Roses or tulips? <BR> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:46:23 EST Right on "Q" Couldn’t be simpler – words with a “q” anywhere in them. <BR> <BR> Squall. <BR> Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:30:23 EST Saturday Silliness 4/2 What’s your shoe size? <BR> <BR> If you had enough money to hire one person to help you reach your weight/fitness goals, would you hire a nutritionist or a personal trainer? <BR> <BR> What spring/summer produce do you enjoy most? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate worst? <BR> <BR> What’s one thing you really love about spring? Sat, 2 Apr 2011 00:03:30 EST Hi!! Hi! <BR> <BR> I just joined yesterday and officially starting today. <BR> <BR> I love ethnic cuisine! My favorite is Indian. I also love Persian, Greek, Italian, Chinese, etc. <BR> <BR> I plan on going through my favorite recipes and making them more diet friendly! :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:49:19 EST The "Star Movie Star" Game This is a fun game I cribbed – er, BORROWED – from another team. Name a star, movie and costar. The next person names a movie the costar was in and someone who costarred in THAT film. For example, if I say “Vivian Leigh was in Gone With the Wind with Clark Gable who was in…” the next person could say “The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe who was in…” (Google is a huge help with this game.) Classic films or modern are all fine, as long as they’re linked by costars. Let’s see how far we can go! <BR>... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:55:05 EST Saturday Silliness 3/19 What color are your eyes? <BR> <BR> If you were going on a round-the-world tour, what foreign city would be your first stop? <BR> <BR> Do you have kids? Brag them up here! <BR> <BR> When you were little, what was the first thing you can remember wanting to be when you grew up? Did you do it? <BR> <BR> What’s an accomplishment you’re particularly proud of? Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:48:48 EST Saturday Silliness 3/12 What's the last live show or concert you attended? (Yes, your kids' school productions count.) <BR> <BR> Do you sing along with your car radio/CD player? <BR> <BR> Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> What does your bedspread/comforter look like? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how? Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:23:35 EST Four-letter words -- change one Start with a four-letter word. Change one letter to make a new word. Please don't add, just change. We want the words to stay four letters long. Here we go! <BR> <BR> Note Sat, 5 Mar 2011 11:58:46 EST Saturday Silliness 2/26 What's the weather like where you are today? <BR> <BR> You're going to the Oscars! What are you wearing? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite picture book as a kid? <BR> <BR> What was your first car? Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:58:33 EST Beverages A to Z Couldn't be easier -- anything to drink, in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> Apple juice. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:48:50 EST Just for fun What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> December-----I ran over <BR> <BR> Pick the day (number) you were born on... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:34:13 EST Spit or swallow? Simple -- I name a food, you tell me if you'd swallow or spit it out. Then you name a food for the next person. <BR> <BR> Figs. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:55:03 EST Hi! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I was poking through the different forums and thought this was an interesting group! I love Indian, Mexican, Thai, Greek... anything with a bit of heat makes me happy and I love the lemon/oregano flavours of Mediterranean. I'm hoping to pick up a few good cooking ideas! Sat, 29 Jan 2011 15:34:12 EST Saturday Silliness 1/29 What's your favorite color? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> If you could have one superpower, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Do you own (are you owned by) any pets? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's your favorite movie star? Sat, 29 Jan 2011 11:03:59 EST Saturday Silliness What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> Book? <BR> <BR> Movie? <BR> <BR> Song? <BR> <BR> TV show? Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:28:01 EST Fun Friday Fives, foodie edition What's one food you'll never give up no matter how bad it is for you? <BR> <BR> What's one food you'll never eat no matter how good it is for you? <BR> <BR> What's one food you seriously wish you didn't love? <BR> What foods do you refuse to compromise on? I.e., real butter, cheese, etc. <BR> <BR> Do you prefer salt or sweet? Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:25:22 EST What's for Christmas dinner? I'm making roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, colcannon (mashed potatoes and sauteed kale) and hot rolls (I'm going to cheat a bit and use brown-and-serve rolls). This will all be washed down with a nice California shiraz. No dessert -- my two "guests" are my ex and my son. Ex is diabetic and my son is on a feeding tube due to his disability. <BR> <BR> What are YOU having? Sun, 19 Dec 2010 13:09:21 EST Favorite holiday traditions What is/are your favorite holiday tradition(s)? They can be related to your culture, your family, or something you created yourself. <BR> <BR> For me, it's the Christmas Eve candle. In Ireland a lighted candle is placed in the window on Christmas Eve night (since I live in earthquake country, I use a battery candle). <BR> <BR> During the British occupation, practicing the Catholic faith was a capital crime. The candle marked the house where Christmas Mass would be said. However, the British... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 12:52:35 EST What's your favorite holiday memory? Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever -- what memory is your fondest? <BR> <BR> I have two. <BR> <BR> When I was six my paternal grandmother made me a gorgeous royal blue wool coat. With the scraps she made a matching one for my doll. She even printed the note in the box because I couldn't read script yet. She went to Heaven the following summer and became my first guardian angel. Her name was Margaret. I named my daughter for her. A couple of years ago I had a dream that she was sitting... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:24:59 EST I need your vote! Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I want to be the FIRST IRON FOODIE...and you can help! Voting started this morning and only lasts a few days...please visit my blog and vote now, thanks! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>07/i-want-to-be-the-first-iron-foodie-<BR>and-you-can-help/ </link> <BR> <BR> Oh, and please feel free to pass this post on to your own groups, as well! <BR> <BR> Thanks gang, <BR> <BR> -Perry Tue, 7 Dec 2010 22:37:40 EST Holidays A to Z (Not just Christmas -- let's include Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and whatever else you celebrate!) <BR> <BR> A = angels Sat, 4 Dec 2010 12:31:24 EST Where did your screen name come from? Mine is my old ivillage name. I wanted Ladyirish (of course), but it was already taken. So I added 317 for the date of St. Patrick's Day, 3/17. Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:03:59 EST Intro-Love Ethnic Foods, cook lots of Persian Hi all, <BR> <BR> Well now how does a Heinze 57 kinda person from the midwest end up cooking lots of Persian food? Marry a Persian guy!My hubby and I have been married for 26 years now. We have a lovely daughter Shireen, who just happens to be severly autistic. She was born with water on the brain and that caused her problems. She also has cerebal palsy and seizure disorder. She will never live independly, but she is a beautiful person (physically and spiritually) and a blessing in my l... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 17:00:47 EST "R" you ready? How many words can we come up with that start with "R?" <BR> <BR> Radish Sat, 16 Oct 2010 11:56:54 EST Healthiest ethnic cuisines (and what to avoid) <link><BR>healthiest-ethnic-cuisines-2392589/ </link> Mon, 4 Oct 2010 00:03:54 EST Scattergories Copy and paste the list into your reply and answer one item. Each person following then does the same until the list is complete. Then we progress to B, and so on. <BR> <BR> Letter A <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the supermarket - <BR> <BR> 7. Something soft - <BR> <BR> 8. A famous band - <BR> <BR> 9. A song -... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 11:40:29 EST What I like best about fall is... Football! <BR> <BR> (Add as many as you like.) Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:43:15 EST Reverse alphabetical order Z-A Zesty Sat, 4 Sep 2010 12:16:11 EST rice and black beans okay, my husband just mentioned to me that he might be interested in rice and black beans. so does anyone know of a good authentic cuban recipe for this? and anything to go with it? I have absolutely no info on cuban food at all. <BR> <BR> any ideas? Sun, 29 Aug 2010 02:56:34 EST The World Capital Game Let's avoid the obvious ones like Canada, Italy and England. Name a country and the next person will have to come up with the correct capital and name the new country for the next person. Here's a great chance to show off how smart you are (or how well you Google!). <BR> <BR> Morocco. Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:25:06 EST Korean Food I went to Korea a few years ago to visit some friends who were teaching English there. Korea is beautiful - the people were kind, the temples were impressive and subtle at the same time, and the food - the FOOD! <BR> <BR> There are no Korean Restaurants where I live, but the other day I found a Korean grocery run by the sweetest woman of all time. She shared her brown bagged lunch with me and told me she would teach me to make Korean food. <BR> <BR> So, what should I start with? If a... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:26:07 EST What's your favorite ethnic cuisine? I love Indian, Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, and I'm starting to experiment with Irish (yes, you read that right). How about you? What are your favorites and why? <BR> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:38:55 EST Nigerian style kabobs Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Thought you might like this one...something easy, exotic, tasty and healthy (esp with chicken) of my favorites! <BR> <BR> Spicy grilled Suyas – Nigerian style kabobs - <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <BR> -Perry <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:55:20 EST Vietnamese Pho Pho is a Vietnamese beef and noodle soup. It's beloved all over the country and is catching on quickly here in the US. If you've never been to a Pho joint, it's well worth the travel. But if you've got a hankering and don't want to drive, take this recipe for a spin. For a more traditional version, use rice noodles instead of barley. <BR> <BR> Beef Barley Pho <BR> Serves 4 <BR> <BR> 4 (1/8 in.) slices unpeeled ginger <BR> 2c. sliced onion <BR> 5c. low salt beef broth <BR> 2Tbs. sugar <BR> 2... Sat, 26 Jun 2010 14:11:52 EST Great Greek recipe site! I found this site when looking for Greek recipes. It's really great - you can even search by calories! <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Jun 2010 05:36:39 EST Checking in from Sweden I'm a 38-year old mother of two living in Sweden. I have two absolute favourite foods and those are Italian and Vietnamese! This summer I've decided to do theme weeks when it comes to food. I thought that would be an interesting way to introduce new foods to the family (and especially the kids) and also to learn something new. This week we're doing Vietnamese and I wrote a short "fact sheet" about Vietnam for my kids. That way they get to eat the food and learn something about the country. I ... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 14:22:55 EST African Cuisine Anyone ever have it? Mon, 31 May 2010 18:42:16 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, I'm Mari from Italy. Still trying to learn how it all works. <BR> I enjoy cooking- mostly Italian food. But I would love to learn something from the Mexican and Spanish cuisine.Hope to share some good receipes with you. ciao Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:35:30 EST Cookbooks Any suggestions? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:56:02 EST Hola! I'm new to the team, and really excited to join! I looove cooking (we eat mostly Mexican stuff here though 'cuz of my boyfriend haha).. Sooo nice to meet you guys! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:25:12 EST Brown Rice Spanish Style I never thought of making yellow brown rice. I tried it and it came out great ...nice and tasty <BR> <BR> I like discovering new things Tue, 12 Jan 2010 19:34:24 EST Newby Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> New to this team and new to Sparks. I am excited about this journey with you all. To know more about me and my goals, feel free to read my SparkPage. Looking forward to meeting all you. <BR> <BR> God Bless!!!! <BR> <BR> P.S. I am looking for a spark buddy, if you are interested please e-mail. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:45:58 EST New Member Hi my name is Jennifer and my hubby and I LOVE LOVE LOVE trying all kinds of new foods but we dont always know how to make them healthier. I am very excited about finding some new recipes and friends here! Please feel free to visit my SparkPage! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 07:10:59 EST Hi from Chicago Hi all <BR> <BR> I LOVE ethnic cuisine, actually eat more of it than typical American. Chicago has great ethnic foods that I enjoy including Korean, Mexican, and most of all Indian. I've probably eaten at most Indian restaurants in the city, and love it. The only thing is that much Indian cooking I have eaten uses a lot of butter, oil and cream. I typically use less oil when I cook. <BR> <BR> My fav ethnic cookbooks include: <BR> <BR> <BR> A Taste of India - Madhur Jaffrey <BR> Joan Nath... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 21:42:21 EST Hi From Washington DC! Hi, I'm Miriam, and I live in Washington, DC, which is a great place to try foods from a variety of cultures. You can find healthy options at Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Lebanese, Italian, Malaysian . . . and the list goes on! <BR> <BR> I also like to cook and experiment with new ingredients, as well as find healthy alternatives to traditional recipes. Sat, 26 Dec 2009 21:23:27 EST Recipe Website I apologize if you see this posted in different groups, but the more responses I receive the better. <BR> <BR> Other than this website, do you guys have any suggestions for a good healthy recipe website? Sat, 19 Dec 2009 21:57:33 EST Ethnic Holidays Has anyone every held an ethnic themed Holiday celebration. Like for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:04:59 EST Recipes of The Day 08.20.09 Chicken Stir Fry <BR> <BR> * 2 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves <BR> * 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch <BR> * 1 tablespoon soy sauce <BR> * 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger <BR> * 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder <BR> * 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons cooking oil, divided <BR> * 1 cup broccoli florets <BR> * 1/2 cup sliced celery (1/2 inch pieces) <BR> * 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots <BR> * 1/2 small onion, cut into wedges <BR> ... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:07:21 EST Mediterranean Pasta Salad Mediterranean Pasta Salad <BR> <BR> Combine the fresh taste of vegetables and herbs with pasta for a salad that is full of flavor and easy to prepare. <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * ¼ lb fusilli (corkscrew) pasta <BR> * 1 large bunch asparagus cut into 1-inch lengths, discarding bottom fourth <BR> * ½ medium onion, minced <BR> * ½ basket cherry tomatoes, quartered (gently squeeze to remove seeds) <BR> * 5-6 medium cloves garlic, pressed... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 14:09:24 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Mon, 3 Aug 2009 23:50:23 EST Daily Check In <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Sun, 2 Aug 2009 22:01:18 EST I might not be very ethnic, but I love ethnic food I love Latin and central American food as well as Caribbean food and several forms of Asian food. I also know quite a bit about low county style food being from SC and some creole cooking. Hopefully we can combine our knowledge to come up with some delicious, yet healthy recipes with out having to give up too much. I am currently in love with Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls. Anyone know of an easy way to make those? Mon, 27 Jul 2009 00:11:20 EST Hello Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a wife mom and grandmom recently retired from nursing after 35 years. I love to cooknew recipes particularly authentic ethnic recipes from anywhere in the world . My favotites however are Polish , Lithuanian and Russian recipes. Others I really like are Mediterranian, particularly Italian and Asian foods. Also traditional New England and Southern Usa cooking fascinates me. In general I really like to try new things Wed, 22 Jul 2009 04:55:56 EST Recipe of The Day -July Sautéed Vegetables with Cashews <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth <BR> 1 cup each red and yellow bell peppers, sliced 1/2 inch thick <BR> 1 cup onion, sliced 1/2 inch thick <BR> 1 cup snow peas <BR> 1/4 cup cashews <BR> Dressing: <BR> 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil <BR> 2 tsp lemon juice <BR> 2 cloves garlic, chopped or pressed <BR> Sea salt and pepper to taste <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Ch... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 11:27:02 EST Any Low Carb Ethnic Recipes? I'm too darn lazy to go searchin' for them. <BR> <BR> Please point me in the right direction. <BR> <BR> Oh this reminds me when I was little living in CALIFORNIA <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> My dad was always away at sea, and mom worked full time. So we had colorful succession of young live-in Mexican girls that my mom would cross the border and bring back. Us four mongrels were hard on our victims... er - I mean babysitters. <BR> <BR> One gal would put raw hamburger in a corn tortilla a... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 17:44:43 EST Here I Am... let the party begin! Wed, 17 Jun 2009 20:50:16 EST Recipe of The Day 06.01- 06.04 Sorry these are late, I wasn't getting the emails for a while. <BR> <BR> 06.01 <BR> <BR> 15-Minute Stir Fried Chicken & Asparagus <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 medium onion cut in half and sliced medium thick <BR> 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed <BR> 1 TBS chicken broth <BR> 1 TBS minced fresh ginger <BR> 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces <BR> 1 bunch asparagus cut into 1 inch lengths (about 2 cups when cut) ... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:05:13 EST Hello, new here ! Hello ! <BR> My name is Victoria and I am new to this team. <BR> <BR> I love to eat and most especially I prefer foods from other countries. <BR> <BR> I am from Italian descent, but American born. My food preferences are very heavily tilted towards the Mediterrean. I love tomatoes, olives ( especially Greek Kalamatas ), olive oil, basil, mozzarella cheese, pasta, rice, fruit and vegetables. <BR> <BR> I love Italian, Thai, Chinese, Burmese, Indian, some Middle Eastern, Bangladeshi food... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 13:00:12 EST Daily Chat: June - July Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Well a new month is upon us and another one is in the past never to be seen again. Let's use any struggles as lessons and move onward and forward to a great summer. <BR> <BR> All The Best! Sun, 31 May 2009 22:47:10 EST Recipe of The Day 05.29.09 Caprese Salad <BR> Prep Time 15 Minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 medium red tomatoes, cut into wedges <BR> 2 medium yellow tomatoes, cut into wedges <BR> 3/4 cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese <BR> 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley <BR> 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt <BR> Freshly ground pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Gently toss tomatoes, mozzarella, parsley, basil and salt together in a large bowl. Season with pepper. <BR> Serves 4 <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 May 2009 09:40:05 EST Recipe of The Day 05.28.09 Mushroom, Tomato, Basil Frittata <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> ½ medium onion, minced <BR> 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed <BR> 1+1 TBS chicken broth <BR> 1 cup thinly sliced crimini mushrooms <BR> ½ medium tomato, seeds removed, and diced <BR> 3 large eggs <BR> 3 TBS chopped fresh basil <BR> salt and black pepper to taste <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Mince onions and press garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their hidden hea... Fri, 29 May 2009 09:32:39 EST Recipe of The Day 05.27.09 <BR> Mediterranean Greek Salad <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 3 cucumbers, seeded and sliced <BR> * 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese <BR> * 1 cup black olives, pitted and sliced <BR> * 3 cups diced roma tomatoes <BR> * 1/3 cup diced oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, oil reserved <BR> * 1/2 red onion, sliced <BR> * 1 cup beets, sliced <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> In a large salad bowl, toss together the cucumbers, feta cheese, olives, roma tomatoes, sun-d... Fri, 29 May 2009 09:31:36 EST Hello team members! They call me Niecy. I am a 36 years old, working, student and mother of 4 who is just tired of the looks and comments from even those who say they love me. <BR> <BR> I have tried every diet, name it, I have done it. I have accomplished to loose weight many times, but guess what all right back in a week or two that I let go for a day or two. How terrible that is! I have books, I have programs, DVD, VHS, nothing has lasted. <BR> <BR> I know I am big, I do eat a lot, and I just cannot let go o... Tue, 26 May 2009 14:53:43 EST Recipe of The Day 05.26.09 Garlic Shrimp Salad <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 4 medium cloves garlic, pressed <BR> 1 lb medium cooked shrimp, best bought still frozen <BR> 1 bunch asparagus cut into 1 inch lengths, discarding bottom fourth, (cut entire bunch at the same time) <BR> 1 fresh cut tomato into 1/2 inch pieces <BR> 3 TBS chopped fresh parsley <BR> small head of romaine lettuce, chopped <BR> *optional 2 oz crumpled goat cheese <BR> salt and fresh cracked ... Tue, 26 May 2009 11:44:39 EST Recipe of The Day 05.25.09 Sauteed Mushrooms <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 7 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 1 lb fresh Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms <BR> * 3 TBS low-sodium chicken broth <BR> * 2 cloves garlic, chopped <BR> * 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil <BR> * salt and pepper to taste <BR> * Optional: 2 TBS fresh rosemary, oregano or feta cheese <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> * Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties. <BR> * Remov... Tue, 26 May 2009 11:43:40 EST Recipe of The Day 05.22-24.09 05.22.09 <BR> <BR> 15-Minute Turkey Chef's Salad <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1½ lb mixed salad greens <BR> 1 cup fresh basil leaves torn into pieces <BR> ¾ lb sliced turkey breast <BR> 1 small jar of prepared roasted peppers, (about 7 oz) <BR> 4 oz Kalamata olives <BR> 1½ basket cherry tomatoes, cut in half <BR> 1 medium avocado cut into cubes <BR> *optional 4 oz goat cheese <BR> <BR> Dressing <BR> 2 TBS balsamic vinegar <BR> 2 TBS extra virg... Sun, 24 May 2009 14:50:54 EST Recipe of The Day 05.20.09 5-Minute Mediterranean Cabbage <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 12 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 small head of red cabbage <BR> 1 TBS lemon juice <BR> 5 TBS low sodium chicken or vegetable broth <BR> <BR> Mediterranean Dressing <BR> 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil <BR> 1 TBS lemon juice <BR> 1 medium clove garlic, chopped or pressed <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Quarter cabbage, slice into 1/4-inch strips, and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out the hidden health benefits of ... Wed, 20 May 2009 07:26:07 EST Recipe of The Day 05.19.09 15-Minute Salmon with Mustard, Dill Sauce <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1½ lbs salmon fillet cut into 4 pieces, skin and bones removed <BR> 1 TBS fresh lemon juice <BR> <BR> Dill Sauce <BR> 2 medium garlic cloves, pressed <BR> 1 TBS Dijon mustard <BR> 2 TBS fresh lemon juice <BR> ¼ cup chicken broth <BR> 1 tsp honey <BR> 1 tsp chopped fresh dill <BR> salt and white pepper to taste <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Preheat broiler on high and place an all stainles... Wed, 20 May 2009 07:14:57 EST Recipe of The Day 05.18.09 Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 8 cups fresh baby spinach <BR> * 1 hard boiled egg, preferably organic <BR> * 6 olives <BR> * ½ cup feta cheese <BR> * 1 cup whole cherry tomatoes <BR> * 1 cup garbanzo beans <BR> * 2 TBS red bell pepper <BR> * 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil <BR> * 1 TBS fresh lemon juice <BR> * sea salt and pepper to taste <BR> * Optional: onions, crimini mushr... Mon, 18 May 2009 12:44:41 EST Weekly Food Challenge - May 18 This weeks food challenge is "Spinach" <em>140</em> <BR> <BR> There are tons of Health Benefits from Spinach. <BR> <BR> Phytonutrient Flavonoids for Optimal Health <BR> Researchers have identified at least 13 different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function as antioxidants and as anti-cancer agents. <BR> <BR> Spinach Carotenoid Combats Prostate Cancer <BR> <BR> Spinach Flavonoid Combats Ovarian Cancer <BR> <BR> The vitamin K provided by spinach-almost 200% of the Daily Value in ... Mon, 18 May 2009 12:42:41 EST Recipe of The Day 05.17.09 Grapefruit Sunrise <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Juice of 2 grapefruit <BR> Juice of 4 oranges <BR> 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries <BR> 2 tsp honey <BR> Sections from 1 grapefruit <BR> 1/2 cup sliced strawberries <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Place grapefruit juice, orange juice, 1 cup strawberries and honey in blender and blend until smooth. <BR> Strain into 2 chilled glasses. <BR> Top with grapefruit sections and sliced strawberries. Serves 2 Sun, 17 May 2009 14:29:57 EST Recipe of The Day 05.15.09 Calabacitas - Mexican flavored vegetable side dish <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 medium onion cut in half and sliced thin <BR> 4 medium cloves garlic, chopped <BR> 2 cups zucchini diced into ½ inch cubes <BR> 2 cups yellow squash, diced in ½ inch cubes <BR> 15oz can diced tomatoes, drained <BR> 1 4oz can of diced green chili <BR> 3 + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth <BR> ¼ cup chopped cilantro <BR> 3 TBS fresh chopped fresh oregano <BR> s... Fri, 15 May 2009 17:01:34 EST Recipe of The Day 05.12.09 15 Minute Asian Tuna <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 4 6 oz tuna steaks <BR> 1 TBS fresh lemon juice to rub on tuna <BR> 1 cup minced scallion <BR> 3 medium cloves garlic pressed <BR> 1 TBS minced fresh ginger <BR> 2 cups thick sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (remove stems) <BR> 1 TBS chicken broth <BR> 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice <BR> 2 TBS soy sauce <BR> 2 TBS chopped cilantro <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Preheat the ... Tue, 12 May 2009 07:28:27 EST Recipe of The Day 05.11.09 10-Minute Strawberries with Chocolate Creme <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 3 TBS low-fat vanilla or soy yogurt <BR> * 3 TBS organic cocoa <BR> * 3 TBS maple syrup <BR> * 1 pint strawberries <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1. Whisk yogurt, cocoa, and maple syrup in a small bowl. If your cocoa has lumps, sift it through a strainer before mixing with the other ingredients. <BR> 2. Place mixture in 2 small sauce cups on a plate and arrange the strawberries around the... Mon, 11 May 2009 09:29:23 EST Weekly Food Challenge - May 12 I apologize for not posting these for a few weeks. <BR> <BR> This Weeks Food Challenge Is: Almonds <BR> <BR> the delicately flavored and versatile almond is available throughout the year to make a healthy and tasty addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Although packaged almonds are available year round, they are the freshest in mid-summer, which is when they are at the height of their season. <BR> <BR> The almond that we think of as a nut is technically the seed of the fruit of the al... Mon, 11 May 2009 09:26:08 EST Recipe of The Day 05.08.09 Indian-Style Lentils <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 medium size onion, diced <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 tsp ginger <BR> 1/2 tsp turmeric <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1 cup canned cooked tomatoes <BR> 2 cups canned lentils <BR> 1 cup frozen spinach <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Dice onions and mince garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties <BR> Healthy sauté onion for 3 minutes. <BR> Add garlic, gi... Fri, 8 May 2009 07:05:32 EST Recipe of The Day 05.07.09 Asian Chicken Salad <BR> Posted by Christina Scovone on Thursday, May 7, 2009 Under: Chicken <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 5 cups Chinese cabbage, sliced thin <BR> * 2 boneless chicken breasts, skin on <BR> * ½ cup shredded carrot <BR> * ½ cup minced scallion <BR> * ½ cup sliced almonds <BR> * ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro <BR> * 2 TBS toasted sesame seeds <BR> <BR> Dressing <BR> <BR> * <BR> <BR> <BR> * 2 TBS extra olive oil <BR> * 2 TBS soy... Thu, 7 May 2009 09:06:37 EST Recipe of The Day 05.06.09 Salmon with Salsa <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1½ lbs salmon fillets, skin and bones removed, and cut into 4 pieces <BR> 2 tsp fresh lemon juice <BR> salt and pepper <BR> <BR> Salsa <BR> 1 TBS finely chopped fresh cilantro <BR> 1 TBS finely minced scallion <BR> 1 tsp finely minced fresh ginger <BR> 1 medium ripe fresh tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed, diced into about ¼ inch pieces <BR> 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed <BR> 2 TB... Wed, 6 May 2009 07:24:42 EST Recipe of The Day 05.04.09 Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, preferably organic <BR> * 2 cloves garlic <BR> * sea salt and pepper to taste <BR> * 2/3 cup minced green onion <BR> * 1 medium tomato, diced <BR> * 3 TBS parsley, minced <BR> * 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil <BR> * 1 TBS fresh lemon juice <BR> * Optional: 1/4 cup feta cheese <BR> * 1 head romaine lettuce <BR> <BR> Directions: <B... Mon, 4 May 2009 07:50:26 EST Recipe of The Day 05.02.09 Orange and Coconut Treat <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 4 oranges peeled and cut into segments <BR> 2 bananas, peeled and sliced <BR> ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut <BR> 2 TBS sliced, toasted almonds <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Prepare fruit and toss with coconut and almonds <BR> Serves 4 <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 May 2009 07:48:17 EST Recipe of The Day 04-30-09 Spicy Black Bean Burrito <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1/2 red onion, diced <BR> 2 cloves garlic, chopped <BR> 1 red bell pepper, diced <BR> 1 15-oz can of black beans <BR> 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil <BR> 2 tsp chili powder <BR> 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> 2 whole wheat tortillas <BR> 2 oz low-fat cheese <BR> prepared salsa <BR> optional: goat cheese <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Dice onions and chop ... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:20:38 EST Recipe of The Day 04.28.09 Mediterranean Lentil Salad <BR> Prep and Cook Time: Prep: 20 min; Cooking: 25 min; Chill: 1 hr <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> ¾ cup dried green lentils, (you want to end up with 2 cups cooked) <BR> 2 cups water <BR> 3oz canned/jar roasted bell peppers (or you can roast yourself), chopped <BR> 2 TBS finely minced onion <BR> 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed <BR> ½ cup chopped fresh basil <BR> 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts <BR> 3 TBS balsamic vinegar <BR> 1 TBS fresh lemon juice... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:48:48 EST Daily Chat: April-May Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a good Monday. <BR> <BR> I apologize for not being too active in the team the past couple of weeks. I have been sick with one thing after another, but Praise God, I am getting back to normal and back on track of things. I missed chatting with you all, but have been reading all the posts and answering replies the best I could. <BR> <BR> Sleep well and let's have a great day tomorrow. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:03:54 EST Recipe of The Day 04.27.09 Salmon with Mustard and Ginger <BR> <BR> Try this easy-to-prepare recipe not only for great taste but for an extra boost of those hard-to-find omega-3 fatty acids. <BR> Salmon with Mustard and Ginger Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 8 oz wild salmon fillet <BR> * 2 tsp + 1 TBS lemon juice <BR> * 1 TBS extra vigin olive oil <BR> * 1 clove garlic, pressed <BR> * 1 tsp yellow/dijon mustard <BR> * 1/2 tsp tamari <BR> * 2 TBS cilantr... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 18:11:51 EST Recipe of The Day 04.26.09 10-Minute Peanut Bars <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 cup raw or roasted peanuts <BR> 1 TBS minced fresh ginger <BR> 2 TBS sesame seeds <BR> 1 cup raisins <BR> 2 TBS honey <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Grind all ingredients, except for the honey, in a food processor until fairly fine but still having some texture (you don't want it to have the consistency of peanut butter). <BR> Add honey and process just long enough for it to blend in. <BR> ... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 18:10:30 EST Recipe of The Day 04.25.09 Sorry this is late <BR> <BR> Cajun Kidney Bean Chili <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 25-30 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 medium yellow onion, chopped <BR> 1 medium yellow or red bell pepper, diced <BR> 3 cloves garlic, pressed <BR> 1 tsp paprika <BR> 1 TBS chili powder <BR> 1/2 tsp dried thyme <BR> 1/2 tsp dried oregano <BR> 1/2 tsp fennel seeds <BR> 1 tsp cumin <BR> 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper <BR> 1- 15oz can kidney beans <BR> 1- 15 oz can diced tomatoes <BR> Salt, ... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 18:09:25 EST 75% polish but.... I don't know the first thing about polish cooking... <BR> <BR> I'm very polish (I hope a safe place to admit this!) but most of my relatives have past so I never was able to get any traditional recipes or their cooking secrets. <BR> <BR> If you have any suggestions for classic polish dishes, let me know or post the recipe. I'm allergic to eggs but usually can find a substitute. Thanks! Sun, 26 Apr 2009 18:52:37 EST Recipe of The Day 04.20.09 Napa Cabbage Salad <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 4 cups finely chopped napa cabbage <BR> ½ cup chopped scallion <BR> 1 medium tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed <BR> Optional: <BR> 1 cup chopped chicken breast <BR> <BR> Dressing <BR> 1 tsp grated fresh ginger <BR> 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed <BR> 1 TBS rice vinegar, or lemon juice <BR> 1 tsp honey <BR> 2 TBS soy sauce <BR> ¼ tsp dry mustard <BR> 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:04:41 EST Recipe of The Day 04.19.09 10-Minute Fig and Fresh Apple Cobbler <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 small apples <BR> 1/4 tsp lemon juice <BR> 1 TBS apple juice <BR> 4 dried figs (or fresh when in season) <BR> 4 TBS chopped almonds <BR> 1/2 tsp lemon zest* <BR> 1/4 tsp cinnamon <BR> pinch of cloves <BR> pinch of allspice <BR> 2 tsp honey <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Cut apples into quarters. Cut out core and slice fruit into 1/4-inch thick slices. Tu... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:01:20 EST Recipe of The Day 04.17.09 Braised Cod with Celery <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 medium onion cut in half and sliced thick <BR> 6 cloves garlic, sliced <BR> 2 cups celery cut diagonally about 1 inch long <BR> 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained <BR> 3/4 cup green olives cut in fourths <BR> ½ cup + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth <BR> 1 TBS fresh lemon juice <BR> 1½ lbs cod cut into 2 inch pieces <BR> pinch red chili flakes <BR> salt and black pepper to taste... Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:15:38 EST Recipe of The Day 04.16.09 Mediterranean Lima Beans <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 15-oz can lima beans, preferably organic <BR> 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil <BR> 2 cloves garlic <BR> 1 tomato, chopped <BR> 3 TBS chopped green onions <BR> sea salt and pepper to taste <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Press or mince garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance its hidden health properties. <BR> Drain liquid from lima beans and rinse under cold running wate... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:53:04 EST Hi Everyone I'm really excited to join the team. I fell off the Spark people radar for a long time and decided to join back up to get serious. One of my goals for doing that was to get more involved on the Spark Teams. I can't wait to read through some of the topics. I was born overseas and traveled a lot so I've been exposed to all sorts of foods and love almost every single one of them. I hope everyone has a great day! Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:49:47 EST Recipe of The Day 04.15.09 5 Spice Onion Soup <BR> <BR> Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Broth <BR> 1 medium onion chopped <BR> 1 TBS + 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth <BR> ½ inch fresh peeled ginger, sliced <BR> 6 whole cloves <BR> 1 cinnamon stick, about 4 inches long <BR> 3 star anise <BR> ½ tsp dried fennel seeds <BR> 6 whole dried medium shiitake mushrooms <BR> 1 TBS soy sauce <BR> 1 TBS molasses <BR> 2 onions cut in half and sliced thin <BR> 6 cloves garlic, slic... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:58:50 EST This Weeks Challenge 04.13.09 This weeks Food Challenge is Pineapple <BR> <em>488</em> <em>488</em> <em>488</em> <em>488</em> <BR> <BR> Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. They are second only to bananas as America's favorite tropical fruit. Although the season for pineapple runs from March through June, they are available year-round in local markets. <BR> <BR> Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse toge... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:25:51 EST Recipe of The Day <em>302</em> <em>286</em> <em>254</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>210</em> <em>147</em> <em>53</em> <em>496</em> <em>498</em> <em>492</em> <BR> <BR> Today's Recipe <BR> If you don't know what to have for dinner tonight ... <BR> <BR> <BR> If you want to get over 100% of your daily value for omega-3 fatty acids today then try this delicious, easy-to-prepare salmon recipe. The tangy sauce is a great complement to the flavor of the salmon and it only... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 17:28:57 EST Food Challenge For The Week of April 6 This weeks food challenge is: Strawberries <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Health Benefits <BR> <BR> Strawberries not only look like a fruity heart-shaped valentine, they are filled with unusual phytonutrients that love to promote your health. <BR> <BR> Potent Antioxidant Protection from Phenols <BR> <BR> Strawberry Phytonutrients that Promote Optimal Health <BR> <BR> Protection against Macular Degeneration <BR> <BR> Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis <BR> <BR> In terms of tr... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:07:39 EST Do you have a favorite ethnic cookbook? I have a lot of cookbooks and I subscribe to several <BR> cooking magazines. <BR> <BR> I love the magazine "Tastes of Italia". It has so many of the dishes that I remember my grandmother making when I was a child. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:49:59 EST Food Challenge For The Week of March 23 The Food Challenge For This Week is Squash <BR> <BR> Some benefits of Squash: <BR> <BR> Phytonutrients that Promote Optimal Health <BR> <BR> Although not as potent as root vegetables like burdock, garlic or onion, squash have been found to have anti cancer type effects. <BR> <BR> Supports Men's Health <BR> In research studies, extracts from squash have also been found to help reduce symptoms of a condition occurring in men called benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH. In this condition, ... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 22:19:02 EST F.O.O.D. of Charlotte ....Hello fellow Gourmands Name/Username- SCavano a/k/a Pepper <BR> <BR> Married?- Yes, 37 years <BR> <BR> Kids?- 0 <BR> <BR> Job?- Seasonal for the NFL Panthers of NC <BR> <BR> Zodiac sign?- Cancer <BR> <BR> Favorite color?- Yellow <BR> <BR> Favorite "good" food?- Veggies <BR> <BR> Favorite "bad" food?- Caramel Corn with pecans <BR> <BR> Favorite Food to Cook? - Italian <BR> <BR> Favorite beverage?- Water w/lemon <BR> <BR> Favorite Restaurant?- Italian <BR> <BR> Favorite Store?- Food Gourmet/Kitchen <BR> ... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:33:30 EST looking for a Indian spinach dish Im looking for a Indian spinach dish, that has cumin, and cheese but I dont remember the rest of the ingredients....but boy was it good <em>24</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:35:26 EST Trail Mix Trail Mix <BR> <BR> * 1 cup whole almonds <BR> * 1 cup pecan halves <BR> * 1/3 cup plain oats <BR> * cooking spray <BR> * 2 tablespoons honey <BR> * 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> * 1 cup orange-flavored dried cranberries <BR> * 1 large packet dried apricots <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> 1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Place nuts and oats in a bowl and spray evenly with cooking spray (about 3 shots). Drizzle with 1 tablespoon honey and add cinnamon, stirring to coat. Spread nuts evenly on a pan and toast ... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:24:24 EST Food Challenge For The Week of March 16 - 21 This weeks food challenge is Mushrooms <em>485</em> <BR> <BR> Mushrooms are as mysteriously unique as they are delicious. While often thought of as a vegetable and prepared like one, mushrooms are actually a fungus, a special type of living organism that has no roots, leaves, flowers or seeds. While mushroom can be cultivated, they can also be found growing wild in many regions of the world. <BR> <BR> Health Benefits <BR> Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that hel... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 21:56:28 EST Quick and Light Pad Thai Quick and Light Pad Thai <BR> <BR> Serves 4 <BR> <BR> NOTE: Ingredients for a changed serving size are based on a calculation and are not reviewed by the author or tested. Please also consider scaling up or down cooking containers as needed. <BR> <BR> * 8 oz rice-flour noodles <BR> * 1/4 C reduced-sodium fish sauce <BR> * 3 tbsp brown sugar <BR> * 2 1/2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce <BR> * Juice of 1 lime (about 2 Tbsp) <BR> * 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar <BR> * 1/2 tsp ground red pepper <BR> ... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:08:45 EST 125 Best Packaged Foods Courtesy of Women's Health Mag <BR> <BR> Products 1-50 <BR> Drinks <BR> Make every drop count <BR> 1. Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice with Calcium & Vitamin D <BR> Dairy dissers can get what they need from this sweet OJ. <BR> 2. Steaz Diet Organic Beverage <BR> Get your fizz fix without all the sugar by guzzling this bubbly green-tea beverage. <BR> 3. Tazo Organic Chai <BR> A calorie-free sweet and spicy elixir loaded with diseasefighting antioxidants. <BR> 4. Honest Tea Organic Peach Wh... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:03:13 EST Food Challenge For The Week of March 9 - 14 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I hope you were able to find new and exciting recipes to make with flax seed. <em>481</em> Besides the oatmeal <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> This weeks food challenge is Avocados <BR> <BR> Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. In one study of people with moderately high cholesterol levels, individuals who ate a diet high in avocados showed clear health improvements. After seven days on the diet that included avocados, they had... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 22:44:53 EST Food Challenge of The Week Mar 2- 7 This weeks challenge is cooking with Flax Seed. <BR> <BR> Cook at least 1 meal 3 times this week using flax seed. <BR> <BR> About Flax Seed <BR> <BR> Benefits of flax seed as shown in many studies include lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) levels. Other benefits show that flax seed may also help lower blood triglyceride and blood pressure. It may also keep platelets from becoming sticky therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack. <BR> <BR> Aside fro... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 23:11:32 EST Any Ideas for Edamame? I love getting edamame as an appetizer at restaurants and recently bought a bag of frozen edamame in their pods. What is the best way to cook it and what are some other dishes I can make with it? Thanks in advance. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:51:49 EST Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers Got this recipe from a Living Well email and it sounded good so thought I would share it. <BR> <BR> Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust and then oven-fry them to perfection. With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart’s content. <BR> <BR> Makes Makes 4 servings <BR> <BR> ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes <BR> <BR> TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes <BR> <BR> EASE OF PREPARATION:... Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:16:52 EST Today I Am Going To............. Hi, <BR> <BR> List 1 good habit that you are going to do today and 1 bad habit that you are not going to do. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:27:41 EST Weekly Challenges Starting Saturday I will begin posting weekly challenges for the next week, nothing big in case you are already following one. <BR> <BR> Just simple one like cooking a specific food or adding one to your diet. I will make sure they are all vegan/vegetarian friendly. <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:21:34 EST Roll Call (daily check in) Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I hope you had a good day today. Enjoy your night and sleep well. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:16:58 EST Show Your Emotion (with emoticons) How are you doing today? <BR> <BR> Tell us with emoticons. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>246</em> <em>102</em> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:15:15 EST Forum Changes Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let you know that I changed a couple things around with the forums. <BR> <BR> There is now only 1 forum for recipes, just list the recipe in it's own post. <BR> <BR> There is now a forum for challenges and fun stuff for the team. I want to have weekly challenges (just fun stuff) to keep the team active. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:00:20 EST What did you have for lunch today? Today I had tuna which I put over a salad of lettuce & cherry tomatoes. <BR> Gave me protein as well as a vegetable and I put <BR> Oil & vinegar on it. I also had a cup of watermelon balls. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:38:23 EST Seattle Brazillian Cuisine Anyone know of a good Brazillian restaurant in the seattle area? Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:26:49 EST Energy & Weight Loss Understanding Energy Input And How It Can Assist Weight Loss <BR> <BR> When it comes to losing or maintaining a healthy weight it comes down to energy in vs energy out. Energy out is managed via physical activity and exercise. Energy input basically refers to the diet side of the energy equation and the amount of energy you consume through your eating habits. To get you started on your weight loss journey an easy place to start is the energy consumption side of the equation. Why? Firstly bec... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 08:57:49 EST Chana Marsala Can anyone give me the recipe for the indian dish Chana Marsala? Thanks! <BR> <em>4</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:45:52 EST Brand New and Love Food!! Name/Username- Nikki/foxxygrl82 <BR> <BR> Married?- no <BR> <BR> Kids?- no <BR> <BR> Job?- chemist <BR> <BR> Zodiac sign?- capricorn <BR> <BR> Favorite color?- blue <BR> <BR> Favorite "good" food?- all kinds of veggies <BR> <BR> Favorite "bad" food?- hamburgers and hot wings <BR> <BR> Favorite Food to Cook? - I'm best friends with my crock pot, so anything I can cook in there <BR> <BR> Favorite beverage?- I drink a lot of water, but enjoy the occasional fruity cocktails: mojitoes, cr... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:27:38 EST Hi Everybody (Introduction) Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just found this incredible website and am so excited to connect with other people as I get started on this journey to become the best me possible! <BR> <BR> I've been a vegetarian for about 17 years, and would call my eating style "world vegetarian". I love Ethiopian, Indian, Mediterranean, Greek, Italian, Mexican, Costa Rican, French, Polish, Soul Food, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, etc... and will try just about anything. <BR> <BR> One of my goals is to begin trying ... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:08:32 EST tracking for Indian food? Hello, <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople and am trying to find out how I can track my intake when I cook Indian recipes? I do a lot of cooking and take food to work but I find that I cannot find similar items in the food lists so what do you all do? for example, a chicken pillaf? what would that equate to in calories??? I had signed on once to and had the same problem there. I'd appreciate any suggestions/ideas. Thanks. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:29:21 EST Username Change Hi all - After another member found her account open to a google search, I did a search on myself and found out my spark page and posts are open in a google search too. For that reason I've changed my user name but by my profile photo is the same. Sorry if this is confusing! <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:34:44 EST Add Your Favorite Snack Recipes Here <em>180</em> <em>289</em> <em>143</em> <em>293</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 14:35:49 EST Cooking One Pot Meal Problem. I have a roast which I am preparing for my family of 3 (includes myself) The roast is always extra but the go with are not. Portion control on the add ons. The only way I can figure my meal intake is to put the roast portion for me separate and the rest together. Example recipe input 3 small potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and broth to cook them with + seasonings. That's in one recipe. But when I'm cooking the meal I put the roast in. Am I doing this wrong? I'm very confused. ... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 12:34:51 EST DRINKS THE WHITE WITCH (MEXICO) HOW ABOUT SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS TIME LIKE A COCKTAIL. <BR> <BR> CALLED THE WHITE WITCH. <BR> <BR> 1 OUNCE RUM <BR> 1/2 OUNCE WHITE CREME DE CACAO <BR> 1/2 OUNCE COINTREAU <BR> 1/4 OUNCE LIME JUICE, ONE SQUEEZED LIME HALF RESERVED <BR> SPARKLING WATER <BR> <BR> 1 MINT SPRIG, DUSTED WITH SUPERFINE SUGAR FOR GARNISH. <BR> <BR> USE A HIGHBALL GLASS PLEASE. <BR> <BR> FILL THE GLASS WITH ICE. ADD RUM, CREME COINTREAU AND LIME. TOP WITH SPARKLING WATER TO FILL THE GLASS AND... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 09:58:25 EST Tell A Little About Yourself Just Copy & Paste The Template Into Your Post <BR> <BR> <BR> Name/Username- <BR> <BR> Married?- <BR> <BR> Kids?- <BR> <BR> Job?- <BR> <BR> Zodiac sign?- <BR> <BR> Favorite color?- <BR> <BR> Favorite "good" food?- <BR> <BR> Favorite "bad" food?- <BR> <BR> Favorite Food to Cook? - <BR> <BR> Favorite beverage?- <BR> <BR> Favorite Restaurant?- <BR> <BR> Favorite Store?- <BR> <BR> Favorite Sports Team?- <BR> <BR> Favorite Time of day?- <BR> <BR> Favorite Holiday?- <B... Sat, 29 Nov 2008 21:20:20 EST Let's Gather Around The Table- Daily Chat Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> A Happy & Healthy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Have a great day and remember, you can do it! <BR> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:55:37 EST My Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican. I'm Esther. I'm a real liker of Chinese, German, Italian, some Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Native American and Vietnamese foods. I would like to cook them more, I just have trouble affording some of the ingedients. I have eaten some of the above mentioned foods in restaunts. Sat, 8 Nov 2008 22:11:30 EST HI I'M NEW TO THE TEAM!! HI I'M AMIE <BR> LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU. AND EXCHANGING NEW RECIPES IDEAS. <BR> I'M DIABETIC ON INSULIN .MAYBE SOMEONE HAS SOME RECIPE IDEAS FOR ME. <BR> <BR> THANKS <BR> AMIE <BR> Wed, 5 Nov 2008 12:57:00 EST Nutrition & Fitness Tips <em>301</em> <em>185</em> Wed, 5 Nov 2008 11:20:59 EST Add Your Holiday Recipes Here I moved this thread to it's new forum <BR> <BR> <em>53</em> <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> Recipes are on the way! Wed, 5 Nov 2008 11:16:32 EST Add Your Vegetarian Meals Here <em>140</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> Wed, 5 Nov 2008 11:11:48 EST Hello, brand new here ! Hello all : <BR> I am new here, I just joined this team, excited to be here as all my food choices are ethnic. I am from Italian descent and my fav foods are from the Mediterrean. I love Asian and Indian food too. <BR> <BR> I have had a lot of different foods over the years, the more interesting being Burmese and Indonesian. I like Thai food a lot as well some things from the Middle East. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of food restrictions however, so things have to be modified or eliminated. ... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 15:36:46 EST Message From Spark Coaches on Chain Mail Hello, <BR> <BR> We got this message from the Spark Coaches so I am passing it along here. If anyone sends you any kind of Sparkmail or even comments on your page oe posts a message like these on a team please report it as inappropriate. <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> We've had some problems recently with "chain mail", so I'm going to ask that you remind your teams about our policies regarding these types of things. <BR> <BR> It's a violation of our Community Guidelines to forward a... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 14:43:23 EST What's For Dinner Today? Thought I would make a thread to post what we had for dinner. <em>190</em> <em>140</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2008 18:23:15 EST Post Your Favorite Holiday Recipes Here <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> This thread no longer in use <BR> <BR> Please post your recipes at it's new location below. <em>230</em> <em>227</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2008 09:05:35 EST Fitness Tips Strength-Training Basics <BR> <BR> What is a rep? A rep is a repetition, or how many times you do a movement. <BR> <BR> What is a set? A set is one group of repetitions of a particular exercise. <BR> <BR> How many reps in a set? Depending on your goals, perform anywhere from 8 to 25 reps. To maximize the efficiency of your workouts: <BR> <BR> 1. Perform a minimum of 6 to 10 separate exercises that train the major muscles of the hips, thighs, legs, back, chest, shoulders, arms and abdome... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:22:46 EST Healthy Snacks Add You Favorite Ethnic Snacks Here <BR> <BR> <em>37</em> <em>190</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:19:36 EST Good Carbs Face it: Carbohydrates are confusing. There are simple carbs, complex carbs, good carbs, bad carbs, refined, unrefined, plus, something called net carbs -- whatever that means. <BR> <BR> With the popularity of low-carb diets like Glycemic Impact and Atkins Nutritional Approach, people are hearing half-baked facts about carbs and only getting more confused. Luckily, eDiets Director of Nutrition Services Pam Ofstein slices through the uncertainty about carbohydrates to give you the freshest i... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 18:59:35 EST 100 Calorie Snacks (Or Less) The lure of between-meal snacking is one of the main obstacles to losing weight or maintaining an already slim-and-trim body. But never fear -- you don't have to give up the occasional nosh entirely, as long as you stick to low-calorie foods. In fact, eating regularly throughout the day keeps your metabolism up and keeps your blood sugar at a more consistent level. With that in mind, what follows is a list of healthy snacks that are all 100 calories or less and require little or no preparatio... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 18:58:46 EST Got Cooking Questions? Ask and you shall receive, (to the best of out knowledge). <em>303</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:59:15 EST Welcome To Ethnic Food Lovers Hello My Friend, <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Team! <BR> <BR> It is great to have you with us. <BR> <BR> I created this team for those who love ethnic foods and cooking them. I know if I could I would eat Chinese fried rice every day. <BR> <BR> We will share delcious recipes and even learn how to cook them. <BR> <BR> Of course we will also learn some nutrition and fitness tips to help us along the way. <BR> <BR> Remember, together we can beat this battle. <BR> <BR> If you are new t... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:56:44 EST Healthier Nutrition Ideas This thread is for articles relating to healthier nutrition choices <em>203</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:47:59 EST Add Your Favorite Side Dishes Here Share your favorite ethnic side dishes here <BR> <em>140</em> <em>277</em> <em>293</em> <BR> <BR> When Submitting Recipes Please Specify Ethnicity <em>280</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:40:50 EST Add Your Favorite Entrees Here Share your favorite ethnic entrees here <BR> <em>190</em> <em>191</em> <em>286</em> <em>53</em> <em>261</em> <BR> <BR> When Submitting Recipes Please Specify Ethnicity <em>280</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:38:55 EST Add Your Favorite Desserts Here Share your favorite dessert recipes here. <BR> <em>76</em> <em>35</em> <em>115</em> <em>143</em> <BR> <BR> When Submitting Recipes Please Specify Ethnicity <em>280</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:37:08 EST Team Chat <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> This thread is closed Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:21:15 EST New Team Leader Hello Fellow Team Mates, <BR> <BR> My name is Christie and I am the new leader of the team. I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing some great recipes. <BR> <BR> If you notice I am making a few changes to the team, I added the name lovers to the team name so we are now the Ethnic Food Lovers Team. I will also be adding a couple of forums so we can be more active. <BR> <BR> Oh by the way, there is no "I" in team so if I can do anything to make the team more personal for us please... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:58:18 EST Hi Everyone! I just joined SparkPeople about 5 weeks ago and this team today. This looks like it could be a really great team! I'm an accountant with a passion for cooking - what a combo, huh! I've been having fun with a lot of the recipes that I've found and modifying them with spices and have come up with some really wonderful dishes that are low cal and healthy. My husband is loving this! My favorites are seafood and mexican food, but unfortunately for my waistline, I'm not really picky! I'm hopi... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:07:41 EST