Will The Real Ho’mous (Hummus) Please Stand Up

by Caterina Borg, Good Food Gourmet on April 11, 2015

 Will The Real Ho'mous (Hummus) Please Stand Up, www.goodfoodgourmet.comI just cringe when I see the word h-u-m-m-u-s…

You know — the Americanized spelling of that delicious spread made from garbanzo beans known in the Middle East as ho’mous (pronounced ho-mousse). I can just hear my dad’s voice insisting that I use the correct pronunciation – a respect for different cultures and their food that I learned from him. This delicious Middle Eastern dip became popular here in the USA in the early 90’s, but my family had been making it at home long before that.
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Easter Morning Milk Tea Honey Buns

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Milk Tea Honey Buns, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

Enjoying a soft, warm hot cross bun from the local bakery along with a cup of milk tea was an annual tradition we enjoyed every Easter. Honestly, there really isn’t anything better. In those days in Australia, drinking coffee was almost an unknown past time. The sweet rolls I remember just melted in your mouth. […]

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Make Yourself Some Middle Eastern Simit Rings

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The Secret To Making Middle Eastern Simit, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

I like to buy dried garbanzo beans, rehydrate them overnight and then cook them up the next day in the pressure cooker. Most people simply don’t understand why I would ever do this when you can buy perfectly good garbanzo beans in a can. Don’t get me wrong, I will buy a few canned items […]

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Cinnamon Honey Walnut Semifreddo With Honey Toffee Swirls

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Cinnamon Honey Walnut Semifreddo With Honey Toffee Swirls, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

It’s no secret that I’m a honey lover. I love it so much that I am always trying to convince others to incorporate it into their diet. There are so many health benefits associated with it, and to be honest, it really isn’t difficult to switch it out for sugar.

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Honey Ridge Farms Honey Almond Truffles

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Honey Ridge Farms Honey Almond Truffle, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

Honey…That  little word plays so sweetly on your tongue…It’s the only word in the English language  that describes a sweet food made from nectar AND a sweet term of endearment. Although I had first incorporated honey into my diet while I was in high school, it was not until I was in my early 30’s […]

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How To Make Crystallized Ginger

January 30, 2015
How To Make Crystallized Ginger, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

I wasn’t one of those people who always liked ginger, but rather one of those people who grew to love it over a long period of time.  I always enjoyed spicy gingersnap cookies and lightly spiced cakes, but eating pieces of  ginger or adding it to my morning juicing routine took some getting used to. […]

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Dad’s No-Fuss Meatballs

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Our house was always a stopping point for friends and family who lived close by, so it is no surprise that I was raised to prepare quick, delicious snacks and appetizers for unexpected guests. My family had a huge list of different items that could be put together quickly for events that offered little or […]

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The Honey Lovers Chocolate Cake

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Honey Lovers Chocolate Cake, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

Recently, I was invited to a party where the host suffers from food allergies. Between the ingredients she can’t eat and those she would not eat, I found myself wondering what decadent dessert I could make and bring with me that she would consider trying. Of course I could have made a regular fruit salad […]

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Getting It On With Pasta Puttanesca

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Getting It On With Pasta Puttanesca, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

One of the easiest and most satisfying of all traditional Italian pasta dishes has to be spaghetti alla puttanesca. Apparently, this dish became popular in the 1960′s but was actually created by mistake in the 1950′s by a man named Sandro Petti, co owner of a well known Ischian restaurant called Rancio Fellone. As the […]

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Almost Paleo Sticky Rice Pudding

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Almost Paleo Sticky Rice Pudding, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

The cold weather has each of us yearning for comfort foods, and one of the most classic desserts of all, is something many of us grew up eating. In our family, rice pudding was not a dessert we ever planned to make. It was one of those items that we made when there was leftover […]

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Mulled Wine Gelee (Jello) & Apple Pie Ice Cream

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Mulled Wine Gele (Jello( & Apple Pie Ice Cream, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

The concentrated flavors of mulled wine with all those spices slowly steeped with some sugar and wine is not only good for drinking, but also makes a great chilled dessert — especially when it is paired with a complimentary ice cream, which in this case was the ever popular apple pie ice cream. When looking for […]

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