Monday, February 27, 2012

Fight Scurvy - Eat More Citrus!

I find it somewhat amazing that encased in thick, pebbly skins you can find such bright, juicy, glorious bursting fruit!  It's like a hit of sunshine for those of us stuck in cold, blustery parts of the world this time of year.  
Antioxidants.  Vitamin C.  Good source of fiber.  Fat free.  Cholesterol free.  Sodium free.  Help in reducing the risk of heart disease.  Folate.  Potassium.  Phytochemicals.  YUP, citrus fruits are/do all of these things.  And of course, they prevent scurvy.
So reach into those trees...those market bins...those citrus groves...and let's head into the kitchen with Tessa and fight a little scurvy this week.  What will you make with the fruits from this versatile family?  A bright, clean salad perhaps?  Or maybe you're in the mood for dessert.  Flavoring some meat is a good idea.  Or perhaps a refreshing beverage or cocktail is in order.  Use the juice, the rind, the zest, the oils in getting fruity this week.  I say yes to all of those options!

I can't wait to see what everybody comes up with this week.  Aaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhh!
Make and post your Fight Scurvy - Eat Citrus! post by Sunday, March 4th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

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If you missed the Lighten Up! theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Tessa Kiros right if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!

*all images via Googles Images

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Fight Scurvy - Eat Citrus!* Participants
1. Heather - Baklava
2. Michelle ~ Tagliolini al Limone
3. Deb in Hawaii--Roast Lemon Potatoes
4. Couscous & Consciousness - Little Blood Orange Cakes
5. JamieK-Avgolemono
6. Yvette - Cabbage salat with orange & Lemons
7. Andreas - Oven-baked Lemon-Potatoes

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lighten Up!

For those of us enduring winter, it has been a fairly long haul. Dense carbs, and lots of them, keep us warm and cozy while the wind blows not so friendly temperatures at us.

I live in Canada, I know of what I speak.

And although there is nothing better than losing yourself in a baguette or giant pile of pasta, we still have to remember to get our healthy on.

That means reaching for some veggies, fruits, and other nutrient-rich foods that won't leave us overstuffed and moulded into the couch.

So let's Lighten Up this week! C'mon Get Healthy! Your heart will thank you for it. ♥

Photo courtesy Kahaki Kitchen
Whip up your Light and Healthy dish from one of Tessa Kiros's recipes, and post to your site on or by Sunday, February 26th. Link up with Mr. Linky, below, and leave a comment so we can all see your fabulous dish!

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I Heart Cooking Clubs *Lighten Up!* Participants
1. Michelle ~ Fish Baked w/ Herbs
2. Heather ~ Couscous Salad
3. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Radicchio Lasagna
4. Kim -Couscous Salad
5. JamieK-Grilled Zucchini
6. Natashya - Baked Fish with Tomato
7. Couscous & Consciousness - Panzanella
8. Deb in Hawaii--Tahini Soup
9. Yvette - Zucchini omelette
10. Donna- Greek yogurt with condensed milk and oranges

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Monday, February 13, 2012

In the Pink!

It's time to get in the pink! 

From the palest of pink to the darkest of pink.

  Pretty pink cupcakes, gorgeous pink sorbets and ice creams, yogurt studded with fruit, or anything else that suits your fancy. 

Of course, it's not all about pretty pink desserts.  Bring on the shrimp, the ham, some gorgeous-hued beets, or maybe even a burger with pink sauce.

Make and post your In the Pink dish from one of Tessa's recipes and post on or by Sunday, February 19th.  Make sure you link up with Mr. Linky, below.  If you have trouble linking, please check out our Welcome page.  Don't forget to leave a comment after linking so we do not miss out on your recipe of the week.

If you missed our February Potluck theme last week, be sure and check out all the recipes we shared.

I Heart Cooking Clubs *In The Pink* Participants

1. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Pistachio Rose Loukoumi
2. Deb In Hawaii--Beets w/Yogurt & Pistachios
3. Heather ~ Shrimp and Spinach Brown Rice Risotto
4. Michelle ~ Garides Saganaki
5. Donna- pasta with shrimp, cream and tomato
6. Natashya - Homemade Raspberry Sauce
7. JamieK-Peaches in White Wine
8. Kim -Pomegranate Sorbet

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Potluck With Tessa Kiros!

It's Potluck week again!

Do you realize that this is our second to last Potluck with Tessa Kiros before we switch to our next chef? Time flies!

Now is definitely the time to make one or more of those many delicious dishes you have bookmarked!

Whip up your delightful Potluck dish from one of Tessa's recipes and post on or by February 12th. Make sure you link up with Mr. Linky, below. Need help in linking? Check out our Welcome page! Don't forget to leave a comment so we can make sure not to miss your fabulous creation.

If you missed our Some Like it Hot--And Spicy! theme last week, be sure and check out all the spiced up recipes everyone made.

Happy Potluck!

I Heart Cooking Clubs *February Potluck With Tessa Kiros* Participants
1. Kim -Cherry Jam Shortbread Cookies
2. Couscous & Consciousness - Roasted Red Pepper Soup
3. Natashya - Chicken Curry with Pineapple, Coconut, and Cashews
4. Heather- Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches
5. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Eggplant Parmesan
6. Deb in Hawaii--Pureed Yellow Split Peas
7. JamieK-Bread with Rosemary and Olive Oil

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