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Author: Monte Mathews

Thai Steak Salad with Fresh Herbs and Ginger Lime Dressing

Thai Steak Salad with Fresh Herbs and Ginger Lime Dressing

This salad looks like a picture of Spring.  It’s as tasty as it is beautiful to look at.  And healthy too!  It gives you half your daily servings of fruits and vegetables, the tomato being the fruit.  It’s also low in both calories and fat.…

Chili-Lime Marinated Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Blistered Grape Tomatoes

Chili-Lime Marinated Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Blistered Grape Tomatoes

In no time, a taste sensation from Simply Organic If you’re a regular reader, Chewing The Fat’s “Product News You Can Use” recently introduced Simply Organic’s expanding product line-up.  The all-organic Spice purveyor is now up to 113 offerings. We focused on 7.  When we…

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Two doyennes of home cooking’s recipes are combined in one spectacular dessert. Ina Garten gives great credit to her Easthampton neighbor, Martha Stewart for launching Ina’s publishing career.  They met when Ina was still running her food store, The Barefoot Contessa. It was Martha who…

Nadiya Hussain’s Rosti Cheese Quiche

Nadiya Hussain’s Rosti Cheese Quiche

This wonderful dish is simple to prepare and an absolute show-stopper. It’s been a while since we cooked a Quiche.  In the 70s we remember making one once a week.  Watching “Nadiya Bakes”, Nadiya Hussain’s latest series on Netflix, we were drawn to this crispy-crusted…

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

We love Chowder and this is a great one. Chowder is very basic and cooked simply. Today’s recipe consists of the basic elements of potatoes and onions, pork, milk, and cream.  It follows the recipe that has made New England famous for its chowders. But…

Lamb Ragù

Lamb Ragù

This wonderful pasta dish is a great weeknight find.  A hack makes it even better.                       I like to make pasta at least once a week. It is our go-to comfort food. This week, I…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mushroom Ragout with a Poached Egg

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mushroom Ragout with a Poached Egg

A famous Vegetarian Chef shares a great recipe for Mushrooms as a main course. Yotam Ottolenghi’s posts on Chewing The Fat are some of its most popular recipes. The British-Israeli-Italian’s story has been told in great detail in some of them, the links to which…

Chicken Saltimbocca with Jambon de Bayonne

Chicken Saltimbocca with Jambon de Bayonne

This glorious dish is a cultural mash-up if we’ve ever cooked one. In our quest to find infinite numbers of ways to cook boneless skinless chicken breasts we came across this recipe.  It is a chicken cutlet that looks for all the world like any…

Easter is upon us…and these Coconut Cakes are a great way to celebrate

Easter is upon us…and these Coconut Cakes are a great way to celebrate

Hope springs eternal that April will usher in warmer weather in the Northeast. And it’s about time! This winter was a beast. Now Easter is upon us and what a great time to make one of two tried and true Coconut desserts that Andrew decked…

Think there’s no appetite for Cruise Travel?  Think Again!

Think there’s no appetite for Cruise Travel? Think Again!

My latest article for CruisingJournal.com has just been published. If you have any doubts about pent-up demand for travel, you’ll be very surprised when you read this… Click on this link for the surprise of your life… https://www.cruisingjournal.com/en/cruise-topics/cruise-events/silversea-cruises-success-for-the-world-cruise-2023  

Martha Stewart’s Smoked-Salmon Flatbread with Pickled Beets

Martha Stewart’s Smoked-Salmon Flatbread with Pickled Beets

I am a sucker for anything that looks remotely like Pizza. This particular recipe ticks a lot of boxes.  It puts together at least three New York favorites. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese and, according to its creator, was inspired by the bagel. The Cream…