Tags archives: recipes

Create: Dinner and a Movie

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Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins    for this month’s recipes included re-watching a half dozen of my favorite films. The fact that googling “food films” yields a multitude of lists indicates just how intertwined food is with life. From “Ratatouille” to “Babette’s Feast,” over and again we see food as a metaphor: It is memo[...]

Tuesday’s Heartbeat: Go Green!

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Like so many American women, I am always on a quest to lose or maintain my weight via diet or exercise, or the truly effective method of a healthy diet and exercise. While achieving my goal of a healthy weight — and a BMI that’s logical for a 47-year-old woman aka not anorexic in nature — is important, I am not one for starvation or crash diets. I like to[...]

Asian Coconut Milk and Noodle Soup

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By Matthew Krepps   We love the flavors of the Far East in the Shala's Kitchen, and we also eat very lightly in the evenings, which means we eat soup nearly every night. I once asked an Ayurvedic teacher who frequented our old Yoga studio, "Ok dude, what's the simplest thing I can do to take care of myself?" Without hesitation he said, "Learn to lov[...]

P. Allen Smith: Berry Good Fun... Summertime Edibles!

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me, summertime conjures up magical childhood memories of climbing trees, catching lightening bugs and playing daylong games of hide-and-seek in the lingering twilight well past 9 at night. I can also vividly remember picking berries, right from the garden or gathering wild berries in the woods. Berries are not only good — they’re good for you! Berrie[...]

Create: Beyond Beef

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Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins    you been thinking about alternatives to burgers and fries? While you’re probably familiar with turkey burgers, you may not know that ground chicken, lamb, tuna and salmon also make great burgers. Have you made your own chickpea or black bean burgers? There is a whole world of options out[...]

Create: Easy Entertaining

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Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   month, we’re featuring fun, easy-to-prepare, easy-to-eat, easy-to-clean up recipes for delicious summer meals that don’t require a grill. I love the flavor and texture contrast of fruit in salad. For me, until recently, mixing fruits and greens was rare. It was only later in life that[...]

Watermelon Malibu Surf

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This concoction is sure to be a hit … so have more ingredients on hand to make multiple servings. Ingredients 1 cup seedless watermelon chunks 1 cup trimmed strawberries, cut in half ½ cup coconut cream 1 to 2 shots spiced rum Mini watermelon wedges for garnish ½ cup sweetened whipped topping Directions Blend watermel[...]

Create: Beyond Pizza, Pretzels & Brats

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My colleagues in the beer and wine business assure me that pairing beer, not just wine, with food presents no difficulties. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   fact, Dylan Yelenich of Lost Forty put it succinctly: “All beer is good with all food.” Building on that, Matt Beachboard of Diamond Bear said, “The trick with bee[...]

Create: By Request Sweet Treats

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We asked the proprietors from two of the capital city’s most popular bakeries to share the recipes for one of their most requested items. To our delight — and yours, once you’ve finished baking — they complied. Photography by Janet Warlick   Kristi and April Williams (right) opened Brown Sugar Bakeshop in 2009 and have been in high demand sinc[...]

Create: Fresh Mex

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Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   favorite go-to source for authentic Mexican recipes has always been Chicago’s Rick Bayless, and a couple of my favorites from his cooking show are highlighted here. That said, in Arkansas we have several exciting chefs who are delighting us with “fresh Mex.” Local Lime and The Fold, b[...]