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Winner Cocina al Chile Cookbook

Thank you so much to all for being part of our First Giveaway! We were over the moon when we saw all the entries.

Congratulations to Betsy de San Juan, our Winner!

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Roasted Red Grapefruit with Honey and Yogurt

Roasted citric fruits is a novel concept for me. I’ve been looking around and there are quite a few recipes in which you can try this.  For example, chicken with roasted limes, it’s said that the flavor of the limes rises to whole new levels and I am eager to try some.

I wanted to choose a simple recipe for roasted citrus fruit so I could really get a taste of it, so when I was at the grocery store and eyed these red grapefruits, I knew it was just the thing to try this method with.  It is perfect to serve for a fancy brunch, or as a light dessert following a heavy meal.  You could serve it with vanilla ice cream, instead of yogurt and try the recipe out with regular oranges or blood oranges.

Oh wait, I didn’t tell you what they taste like!  Of course, the added sugar makes these sweet and because we’re putting them under the broiler, the natural sugar in the fruit also caramelizes. You get a tender texture, with sweet-caramelized-citrus flavor.  The added yogurt and honey are a must have when you try this.  The combination is delicious.

Helga

Roasted Red Grapefruit with Honey and Yogurt

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Foodies Freebie: June 2013 Wallpaper Collection

Father’s Day is around the corner! Already halfway through 2013, but it feels like we unveiled the new look just yesterday. We are loving how or little blog is growing, and we are looking forward to give you more ideas for your kitchen and collaborating with other bloggers along the way. Yesterday, we noticed that Hani from Craftionary, included us on her 17 kid-friendly recipes for Fathers Day article. Today, we share our monthly freebie, a Wallpaper Collection that features an amazing set of Grapefruits! We will share this recipe soon, you won’t believe how good they are. And of course, they look gorgeous. As always, you can download the wallpapers for your desktop, iPad and iPhone, and since last month, the calendar is both in spanish and english. You will find the download button below each picture.

Oh, Don’t forget that you have just a few more days (until June 5th) to enter our First Giveaway! You can win the Cocina al Chile cookbook by Jimena Rubio. Click here for more info and good luck! We already have over 35 entries. 

Kitty & Helga

Desktop Calendars and Wallpapers for June 2013

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Quinoa and Apple Salad with Curry Dressing

I made this salad last week at home, for one of our weekday meals. We’re looking for nutritious ingredients that pack vitamins and proteins into our diet, but we don’t want to sacrifice on flavor. This salad is a delight for the taste buds, the combination of fruits with the particular texture of quinoa and the tangy vinaigrette will have you asking for seconds, I promise. And, as we set out to do at the beginning of the year, we are trying to consistently include healthy recipes here at The Foodies’ Kitchen that you can share with your family.

You can try to use quinoa instead of rice to accompany any meal. The great thing about this seed, is that it takes less time to cook than rice, at only 15 min. It’s virtually fool proof (unlike rice, which… it took me some time to master), it has a high level of protein, provides all 9 essential amino acids and it is gluten free. I will definitely try other recipes using this ingredient, so be on the lookout for our Facebook post announcements. For now, you can also check out our Sweet Corn & Quinoa with Lemon Vinaigrette recipe. The original recipe calls for mint leaves. I’m not crazy about mint, so I substituted for cilantro.

And just a little reminder, you can still enter our Cocina al Chile contest! You have until June 5th to do so! Click here for more info.

Helga

Quinoa and Apple Salad with Curry Dressing

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