Author Archives: Belle
Author Archives: Belle
Though it comes from the toughest muscle on the cow, tri-tip steak is delicious and requires a good marinade.
However, some people do not know how to cut this steak or whether to cut it cooked or not. As such, this post gives you some tips that can help you to cut the tri steak to serve your guests.
Tri-Tip is a cut of meat that is obtained from a cow and comes in a triangular shape. The right side is shorter than the left side upon closer inspection.
There are only two tri-tip cuts that can be obtained per cow. You can also recognize the seams of fat that run from the top to the bottom on this cut of meat.
The meat is popular among many people and they often experience how to cut it.
Other characteristics of tri-tip include low-fat content, has two different directions of fibers of beef, is rich in flavor, and is very tender. This type of meat is also found in only specialized butchers since it is very rare.Continue reading
A question that we are getting a lot. At what age do Pitbull’s stop growing. Is this at six months, a year, or at two years?
There are so many different answers on the internet, that it is hard to know for sure what the right answer might be.
With this article, you will get to know more about the size of the Pitbull and at what age they will normally stop growing.
You will also be able to get other, essential information that will influence the growth of your Pitbull.Continue reading
Only Australian shepherds’ owners will know that these dogs have special food needs. And, that you can’t just give them any dry dog food and think that they will be healthy.
It is really important to make sure that your Australian shepherd is healthy, especially if they are working dogs.
With this guide, you will be able to make sure that you are considering everything there is to consider to purchase the best dog food for your Australian shepherd.Continue reading
Recently, as some of you may know, I’ve been staying at an ashram in southern India. Kerala to be exact. And while I had my Julia Roberts fantasy of eating, praying, and loving going into the experience.
I didn’t quite come out of it with enlightenment (or a crazy Texan friend that was way too up in my business).
Despite these setbacks, I did come out of it with some awesome traditional Keralan recipes and increased flexibility (four hours of yoga a day does have some benefits, and being able to bend in weird positions is one of them).
The rules of the ashram were pretty intense (read: get your ass out of bed at 5:30 am every morning) and the diet certainly matched this strict and regimented atmosphere.
I’m talking no alcohol (fine), no drugs (that’s legit), only vegetarian food (no harm there), and no garlic or onions (wait *record stops* WTF?!).Continue reading
Last Friday I experienced something that I never thought would happen to me so early in life- a private chef came to my house and cooked an entire Shabbat meal for me and 10 guests. Is this a joke? No. This is reality, people.
Thanks to Jerusalem Village, an organization based in Jerusalem that helps young people connect to each other through interesting events and groups, I was able to invite 4 friends and 6 strangers into my house for a night of food, drinks, and many laughs.
The concept behind it is to get new “olim” (immigrants) and native Israelis to meet over a shared Shabbat experience in an intimate atmosphere.
When I heard this- I jumped on the offer.
Jerusalem Village provides the ingredients, the chef, and even a portable kosher kitchen- great for me since the kitchen I have now isn’t kosher and I always want to invite my more religious friends, but can’t.
Thursday night the food was delivered, and early Friday morning we got to cooking. For 6 hours. Naturally, we started drinking early.Continue reading
Remember that time I spent New Year’s Eve rocking out in the middle of nowhere Connecticut at a Jewish food conference? Oh yeah., that happened.
Since 2010, I’ve been attending the annual Hazon Food Conference, and this year was no different than the rest- simply incredible. One of the many sessions I was able to attend was about making beer at home.
And while I’m still working up the courage to make my home-brew dreams a reality, for now, I thought I would share this interview with Baruch Rock, who taught a session on home-brewing during the conference.Continue reading
Malabi is a Middle Eastern pudding traditionally made with orchid root and milk and topped with shredded coconut, cinnamon, nuts, or in this case- goji berries. It is basically sahlav, cold, and turned into pudding format.
What you really need to know is that once you make the magical drink of sahlav, you can stick the leftovers in the fridge (preferably in adorable tiny teacups) and have pudding for breakfast the next morning.
“In Jerusalem, before the days of coke and lattes, tamarind drink and soos (made from licorice twig) were the typical refreshing summer beverages; their winter counterpart was sachlav”
I got this recipe, like most other things I’m cooking up these days from the Jerusalem cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sammi Tamimi- if I haven’t said it yet: go out and get this cookbook.
It’s been on countless gift guides across the web, and really, what foodie wouldn’t want such a gorgeous cookbook?Continue reading
January 2013 has been quite the roller coaster ride. I started three (yes, you read that correctly) new jobs, I’m moving apartments, my website re-design launched, and I’m still trying to keep this little ol’ blog running smoothly. While I’m definitely counting my blessings, I’ve also had zero time to myself.
And so, on Tuesday, when the elections were happening in this country, and I found myself with a day off from work- I knew it was time to bake. I’ve been doing pretty well on my resolutions list – listening to episodes of This American Life and The Moth, are pretty easy- getting my finances in order is a slower process, but with the help of Ramit, I’m on my way.Continue reading
A hammock tent is your best companion when you go out camping since it gives you comfort during resting time. The coming of the summer season often means the increased frequency of hiking and camping activities.
However, summer also comes with other things like mosquitoes that can spoil your camping experience.
While many people are used to staying in tents during their camping expeditions, these temporary shelters can be heavy, contain too many components and take a long time to set up.
But, there is a better replacement of the traditional tent in the form of the best hammock bug net.
The hammock with mosquito net tent is specially designed to ensure you comfortable sleep during the night. There is nothing so irritating as waking up to a mosquito buzzing sound during the night or having an itchy face in the morning.Continue reading
In case you have some spare time whilst awaiting impending doom a la the Sandy variety – here’s a list of 13 reasons why you should eat local.
This list comes from the book, The 100 Mile Diet, which I read this past summer.
If you’re looking for an interesting read about one couple’s journey into eating local food (within a 100-mile radius of their home in British Columbia, Canada) for an entire year- definitely check out this book. Thoroughly enjoyable, and not pretentious at all.
They ate potatoes for like, months. That’s commitment right there.Continue reading