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Egg-Topped Brown Rice ~ Why It’s A Breakfast of Champions

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In pretty much any country in the world – especially developing ones – I can get an egg over rice for breakfast. I just luv it. It keeps me going until lunch. Nutrition and balance excellent; the yum factor is a bonus.

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Tee Pon Chicken (aka Sherry-Soy Chicken)

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Advice, please?  I was cooking a simple Tee Pon Chicken recipe, but fretting about photographing “ugly” brown on brown — dark shredded chicken over brown rice. Forget garnishes, I was HUNGRY and it smelled divine. Taking pictures of meat is a crap-shoot (sorry, kinda graphic when talking about food) but I really wanted to share […]

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Machines Made Dinner ~ Sausage, Red Beans & Rice

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This day, Larry was focusing all his attention on a case (he’s a legal expert witness), I was volunteering at UCLA Hospital (Info Desk Lady). Crockpot + rice cooker = dinner. Now, this is not a New Orleans Sausage, Red Beans and Rice, it’s a Patti version. Nor is it “cooking fresh” — it’s what […]

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Patti’s Peasant Paella

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There is no “right” way to make Paella. The internet if flooded with variations. And honestly, with the exception of our four-couple Gourmet Club cook-a-thons, I’m too cheap to attempt something that a nice restaurant would produce beautifully and effortlessly.

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How Firefighters Cook and Eat

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This is not Larry. Michael James is a Westwood, CA firefighter, and I cornered him at the grocery store.  Firehouse 37 is OUR neighborhood fire department. They were right there when Francoise’ vintage gravity heater blew a fireball, when Margie’s wall was mysteriously smoking, when senior neighbors fall ill and UCLA students do what they […]

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Thai Green Papaya Salad

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Well, I now know what to make when our four-couple Gourmet Club has a Thai themed dinner – this delicate Thai Green Papaya Salad. The dressing is Thai-YUM, I wanted to lick the bowl.  It’s a combo of textures, too – crunchy almonds to crisp cucumbers to soft papaya to airy fried rice sticks. But […]

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How to Cook Thai Rice Sticks

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This cooking class at Let’s Get Cookin’ in Westlake Village was great fun — presented by prolific cookbook author, Hugh Carpenter, we foodies were immersed in Thai recipes, always good eats. Hugh’s dry sense of humor kept us in stitches while we soaked up cooking techniques that are quite useful. Cooking rice sticks, for starters.

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Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

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Making fresh pumpkin puree the other day yielded 9 cups of potential. Larry and I like pumpkin pie, but we also like rice pudding, so I googled around for recipes and ended up combining a few to produce this one. I suppose I could have tried to crockpot it. But even with constant stirring, this […]

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Sour Cherry Rice Pudding

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A few years back, our friends Vicki and Rich made a yummy discovery: a store in New York City called Rice to Riches sold rice pudding.  Really excellent rice pudding.  Rich then noticed he could order it for delivery to Los Angeles.  One dinner party, they brought us a mouthwatering bucket of the good stuff.  […]

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Asparagus and Parmesan Risotto

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“Anyone can make risotto, it’s impossible to screw up,” friend and former client, Carey, said.  We worked together when she was with Waterford Wedgwood.  And we worked together before that when she was with Kahlua.  My little foodie boutique firm did PR for those brands plus a bunch of others.  Carey told me she makes […]

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