August 28, 2008
Makes 4 servings 1. Cut okra along the cross-section, wiping knife between cuts. 2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a skillet over moderately high flame. Add okra and cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove okra from pan and allow it to cool. 3. In the work bowl of a food processor, combine coconut, green chili peppers, yogurt, and 1 tablespoon mustard seeds, and process until pureed. 4. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in skillet over moderately high flame and add remaining teaspoon of mustard seeds.
June 14, 2012 |
2 cups sugar ? cup water ? cup lime juice Zest of 2 limes Cream of coconut, to drizzle 1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, lime juice and lime zest. Heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to use. 2. To use with shaved ice, drizzle a bit of the syrup over a cone or bowl of ice, then drizzle cream of coconut over the top. Alternatively, to make granita, stir another 1 ?
December 1, 1993 |
Andes Candy Thins. Toasted coconut, orange mint, buttermint and frost mint. $1.75 per 4.67-ounce box. Also available in 3- and 10-ounce bags. Bonnie: I'll admit to having eaten an Andes mint I've been offered at some restaurants. That could be, in part, because until given the chance to study them to review their four new flavors, I never really knew what they were made of. Andes Thins are not pure chocolate like Hershey's Kisses, but a chocolate- flavored compound containing the very saturated palm kernel oil, sugar, milk, cocoa and artificial colors and flavors.
August 22, 2014
VEGAN road-tripping can be fun, or it can be a pain. Usually it winds up a mixture. On this summer's family road trip south I took notes, for once, on what worked and what didn't. We drove from Philly through North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, on down to Key West. Stopping at a number of interesting spots, I learned lessons I hope other vegan travelers can apply elsewhere. The first and foremost lesson: You cannot possibly plan ahead too much. Look at where you're going - and where you might go, with a slight detour, using your phone and Web connection while still at home.
August 9, 1995 |
PICKING COCONUTS REALLY IS MONKEY BUSINESS Kai-Song took just 34 seconds to grab eight coconuts and win a coconut- picking contest in southern Thailand. Forty monkeys, specially trained to pick coconuts, took part in the competition in Surathani province, about 370 miles south of Bangkok. In the final round over the weekend, Kai-Song was initially neck-and-neck with his main challenger Hai-Kai, who took 40 seconds to shinny up the coconut tree and twist and break the stems of eight nuts and let them drop to the ground.
December 25, 1991 |
A JUICY ITEM If you had a bit too much Christmas Eve holiday cheer, Cherie Calbom suggests getting out your juicer to whip up a "Hangover Helper" - a 2-inch slice of ginger and one-quarter of a lemon with rind. Simmer in a pint of water with a dash of nutmeg, a stick of cinnamon and four or five cloves. A CHOICE ITEM If you're looking for something serious to chew on, the White Dog Cafe, 3420 Sansom St., has a monthly Breakfast Club you might want to check out. In addition to a price-fixed breakfast, you get to hear and speak to the likes of Pennsylvania House Speaker Robert W. O'Donnell.
July 8, 2016 |
NEW YORK - "Loaded with Omega-3s . . . rich in live cultures and probiotics . . . helps with cellular renewal . . . safe for expectant mothers . . . contains all essential amino acids. " Listening to these claims being touted by many of the 2,670 exhibitors at last week's 62nd annual Summer Fancy Food Show, you might think you had stumbled into a medical convention rather than the country's biggest gathering of specialty-food purveyors. That is, if you managed to ignore the wafting aromas of roasting meats, baked muffins, creamy cheeses, aged wines, rich chocolates, and brewed coffees, to name just a few of the olfactory sensations - not to mention the accompanying tastes - being offered to the 25,000 attendees who trolled the miles of aisles at the Javits Center for three days looking for the latest food and drink trends.
February 1, 2013 |
If it hasn't already happened to you, get ready. Even five minutes of casual news watching will alert you: This is the worst cold and flu season in recent memory. The sneezing that punctuates an unusually thick fatigue was my first clue that I was among the ill. Actually, my already-infected husband, sick a full week before I was, foretold the cold. Before I succumbed to the worst of it, something had to be done. I needed to make a lot of chicken soup for some serious symptom relief.
March 15, 2012
Food: Vegan Vietnamese, starring banh mi hoagies ($4-$5) and rice noodles ($5), both starring deliciously fake (soy protein) chicken, ham and beef, dressed in cilantro, homemade pickles, coconut and/or jalapeños. Find it: For now, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 33rd and Chestnut; Saturday-Sunday at Clark Park, 43rd and Baltimore. Look for: A hand-painted hotdog cart with a red umbrella and kung fu trimmings. Eat on: The grass, or standing by a tall table balanced on milk crates.
April 3, 2015 |
EASTER. 'Tis the season to buy chocolate. Seems every Philadelphian has a favorite - Bayard's, in Cherry Hill; Lore's, in Center City; Old City's Shane's; Kensington's Blasius. Right about now, such shops have lines around their counters. Question is, which ones are worth the wait - and the splurge? Filling a midsize basket with a few pounds of locally made chocolate can easily set a bunny back $40. In the interest of saving you time and money, the People Paper took on the tough job of taste-testing Easter candy - milk- and dark-chocolate eggs filled with coconut cream, vanilla buttercream or peanut butter.