Monday, August 22, 2016

Express Meals: 30 Minutes or Less!

Yep--we will do just about anything to not be sweating in the kitchen any longer than we have to be this month, so this week's theme has us in-and-out quickly!
Join us to cook with Curtis and make:
Express Meals: 30 Minutes or Less!


Breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack--just choose any quick-to-cook Curtis Stone recipe that takes 30 minutes or less to prepare!

Make and post your Curtis Stone Express Meals: 30 Minutes or Less recipe by Sunday, August 28th and link a picture up below.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our *Special Edition* - No Cook Challenge theme last week, please click on the link to see all the delicious tomato-filled dishes that were shared!


Monday, August 15, 2016

*Special Edition* No Cook Challenge!


 One step outside and the heat takes your breath away.  The air is thick and the humidity lays on you like a wet blanket. Welcome to the dog days of summer.  The struggle to stay cool is real.  Not only do you not want to eat anything hot, but you also don't want to stand over a hot stove and cook. You take comfort in salads that can be assembled straight from the farmer's market, late summer tomatoes turned into batches of refreshing gazpacho, fresh fruit blended into cool creamy smoothies, and bits of this and that stuffed into a sandwich.

So put down those pots and pans because this week we are not cooking! That's right, we are officially on strike. This is a Special Edition of I Heart Cooking Clubs and we have issued a NO COOK Challenge!! 

To make things as fun as possible we have opened this challenge up to include all of our past chefs, as well as our present chef, Curtis Stone. Feel free to make any recipe from any of the chefs listed below, but the one and only rule is that you cannot (under any circumstances) add heat!

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry
Jacques Pepin
Ellie Krieger

Make and post your *Special Edition* No Cook Challenge recipe by Sunday, August 21st and link a picture up below. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our Monthly Featured Chef: Diana Henry last week, please click on the link to see all the delightful Diana Henry dishes that were shared!



photo credit: www.clipart.com, www.curtisstone.com, www.giadadelaurentiis.com

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monthly Featured Chef: Diana Henry!

It's time for August's Monthly Featured Chef Event! The week each month where we go back and revisit one of our previous wonderful IHCC featured chefs. 

Whether you cooked with us when this chef was featured, or joined the fun later on, we hope you will enjoy cooking along with them this week.


We cooked along with Diana Henry at IHCC from October 2014 through March 2015 and she quickly became a favorite of many of our members. Raised in Northern Ireland and cooking from the time she was just six years old, Diana has multiple cookbooks, a regular column at U.K.'s The Telegraph, and a great online presence. She's a travel lover who develops delicious recipes with global flavors.  
 

Make and post any Diana Henry recipe (or recipes!) by Sunday, August 14th. If you cooked along with Diana at IHCC, or you have cooked with her before, feel free to share your favorite Diana recipes in your post

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after linking so we don't miss out on your dish.  


New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed out on our Herbalicious theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out the herby Curtis Stone recipes that we shared.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Herbalicious!


Herbs are versatile and play an integral role in adding both flavor, and color, to a dish. More often than not, fresh herbs have the power to elevate a dish to the next level. A handful of basil turned into a fresh pesto does wonders for a bowl of noodles. A few leaves of mint add a refreshing quality to your iced tea. A triology of chervil, chives, and tarragon create a flavorful base for a glorious green goddess dressing. Your dishes are sure to be Herbalicious with a sprinkle of fresh herbs!

Make and post your Herbalicious recipe by Sunday, August 7th and link a picture up below.
Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our July Potluck theme last week, please click on the link to see all the wonderful ways we celebrated our past and present chefs!


**photo credit: www.curtisstone.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

July Potluck!

This month has just flown by and it's already time for...

Potluck!!!


It's your chance to make any Curtis Stone recipe, or any recipe from one of our previous IHCC featured chefs:

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry
Jacques Pepin
Ellie Krieger

What will you make?

Make and post your July Potluck recipe by Sunday, July 31st and link a picture up below.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto theme last week, please click on the link to see all the delicious tomato-filled dishes that were shared!
 


Monday, July 18, 2016

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto!


YOU SAY TOMATO
I SAY TOMAHTO

No matter which way you say it, tomatoes play an integral part in every cuisine. We love them raw in salads, we use them to make sauces, and they are the base for many dishes. So open up those Curtis Stone books, or search online, and find a tasty tomato recipe!

Make and post your tomato goodness by Sunday, July 24th.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after linking so we don't miss out on your dish.  

New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed out on our Nigel Slater theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out the delicious Nigel Slater recipes that we shared.


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 *photo credit: Huffington Post & Curtis Stone Website

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monthly Featured Chef: Nigel Slater!

It's time for July's Monthly Featured Chef Event! The week each month where we go back and revisit one of our previous wonderful IHCC featured chefs. 

Whether you cooked with us when this chef was featured, or joined the fun later on, we hope you will enjoy cooking along with them this week.
 

We cooked along with British chef Nigel Slater at IHCC from April-October 2014. Nigel Slater's website has the tagline "a cook who writes" and that captures him perfectly. Known as much for the prose in his cookbook as his wonderful recipes, he takes classic British dishes and puts his own spin on them, as well as creates uncomplicated and delicious comfort food recipes. Author of 14 cookbooks, as well as two excellent foodie books (Toast, his memoir and Eating for England, a humorous look at British food), Slater also writes regular columns in a few different publications, has hosted multiple television shows, and his recipes and writing can be found all over the Internet.   

Make and post any Nigel Slater recipe (or recipes!) by Sunday, July 17th. If you cooked along with Nigel Slater at IHCC, or you have cooked with him before, feel free to share your favorite Nigel recipes in your post

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after linking so we don't miss out on your dish.  


New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed out on our On the Barbie! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out the Curtis Stone grilled recipes that we shared.