How To Make: EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE Chocolate Mousse can't get easier than this. Perfect for restaurants that want to serve a small, elegant dessert, requiring little time and only two ingredients. Your dining guests won't believe this mousse isn't made from egg whites in the French tradition! Makes as much as you want Rich's Whipped Non-Dairy Topping, I... Continue Reading →

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STAGES OF CARAMELIZING ONION

There are several ways to saute onions - resulting in different degrees of caramelization. The first is to fry the onion in oil and/or margarine till translucent, over medium-low heat. The onion still has firmness and is essentially a stir-fried onion, like the Chinese do. I often say in a recipe to fry till translucent,... Continue Reading →

USING FRESH TURMERIC

FRESH TURMERIC Lots of people are using fresh turmeric these days. Just as with fresh ginger vs powdered ginger, the benefits of fresh turmeric vs powdered are essentially the same. But if you worry that the powdered isn't organic and/or you just want the taste of fresh, then buy fresh. The first time I had... Continue Reading →

NEW RICE POLICY

Since reading about high arsenic levels in rice, particularly brown rice, I now rinse all bagged rice till water runs clear before cooking it. Place dried rice in wire mesh strainer. Run faucet water over rice, while holding the strainer over a saucepan, emptying pan as needed, till the water runs clear into the pan.... Continue Reading →

SHERATON HARTFORD HOTEL AT BRADLEY AIRPORT

EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE On a recent trip to Massachusetts I decided to stay at a hotel at the airport the night before I left, since it was an early flight out on a Monday morning and I had to be at the airport seventy-five minutes before the flight, plus the long drive to the airport... Continue Reading →

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