4wmn Blog

Chicken Breasts with Artichoke Hearts

“Healthy” doesn’t have to mean drab an uninteresting, and I think this dish serves as a perfect example of how healthy food can be… dare I say haute cuisine? That may be stretching the...

Hot Crab Dip

This dish may be made in individual crab shells or ramekins and served with toast or crackers at a sit-down dinner, or may be cooked in a casserole dish and served as an appetizer...

Blueberry Soup

Fruit soups are a popular item in Scandinavian countries, where they can be served as a soup course or for dessert. 1 cup (250 ml) sugar 1 cup (250 ml) water 1/2 lemon, sliced...

Orange Hummus

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dish based on puréed garbanzo beans. The beans themselves are so mild in flavor as to allow endless variations on the theme using different seasonings. This version tastes like...

Pine Nut and Green Bean Salad

I highly recommend you use a nice nut oil to dress this salad, but if you don’t have any a good olive oil will do just fine. 1 lb (450 g) green beans (haricots),...

Layered Macaroni and Cheese

One of my favorite dishes was baked macaroni and cheese with tomatoes. Made only in the summer when tomatoes were really fresh, it was a family favorite. I have a layered macaroni and cheese...

Barley An Ancient Super Food

Most people would be surprised to find out that the number-one cause of premature aging and disease in the Western world is the over-consumption of food. This is true not only because too much...

Breakfast Burritos

The first breakfast burrito I ever tasted was served from a craft truck as I was standing around doing nothing as an extra in the movie “My Cousin Vinnie.” I never got in front...

Eggs Sofrito

This dish originated in Spain, where sofrito means “lightly fried” and refers to the sauce. There are as many recipes for sofrito as there are cooks in Spain, and I think you’ll enjoy this...

Eggs Florentine

This dish is frequently served as a breakfast or luncheon item, but it also makes an absolutely elegant first course. 3 Tbs (45 ml) butter 3 Tbs (45 ml) finely chopped shallot or onion...

Low-Fat Blueberry Muffins

There seems to be no end to the requests I get for muffin recipes. Here is one that ought to satisfy those folks. 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) all-purpose flour 2 tsp (10 ml)...

Asparagus with Brie Sauce

This sauce really goes well on many vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans, but the Brie is a small extravagance so I paired it with my favorite vegetable in this recipe. 1 lb...