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  • Celebrating a Cuban Christmas: Havana Pickled Chicken and Peppers
    Celebrating a Cuban Christmas: Havana Pickled Chicken and Peppers
    With the outstanding news coming out of Washington, DC today regarding our relations with Cuba, we thought it would only be fitting to celebrate as only we can at Casa de Cuisine and that is with food. Cuba has one of the freshest cuisines in the...
  • Gingerbread heart
    A favorite, sweet and spicy delicacy for the holidays.
    Ancient Greeks and Egyptians always ate gingerbread for ceremonial purposes and that tradition came to Europe around the eleven century. Later Early German settlers brought their version of the gingerbread house to the Americas. Honey was used as...
  • A Southwest Christmas: 24 Clove Garlic Roast Chicken
    A Southwest Christmas: 24 Clove Garlic Roast Chicken
    If you happen to be the typical human, your holiday table this year will feature many dishes of roasted meats. There is just something about the holidays which makes us want to crank up the oven and prepare something delicious and juicy. One of...
  • Lemon, ginger, and lavender elixir will help you to thrive this cold season.
    Lemon, ginger, and lavender elixir will help you to thrive this cold season.
    As we head into the holidays, cold and flu season is also upon us, but who has time to get sick? It takes an extra dose of effort - and nutrients!- to ward off these dreaded colds.The Umstead Hotel and Spa, located in Cary, N.C. is treating spa...
  • Carrot Ginger Soup
    Carrot ginger soup. A food-coma recovery recipe
    The only thing to look forward to more than holiday food and leftovers is not eating holiday food and leftovers. After 3 long, food coma days, this recipe is a refreshing change of pace. It is absolutely delicious, simple, and very inexpensive to...
  • Celebrate the season with  a Gingerbread House competition
    The holiday season kicks off with a Gingerbread House competition
    It's that time of year again - this Friday brings The 21st Annual Gingerbread House Competition to 
benefit Housing Families, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to ending family homelessness. It takes place in conjunction with the annual Boston...
  • Pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust
    Fall into Winter flavors: Pumpkin cheesecake and sparkling pumpkin ginger ale
    Fall is upon us and it's time to focus on the bounty of seasonal produce that has been waiting patiently for us to partake in them. Squash, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, greens, pumpkins, spinach, sweet potatoes and of course...
  • How to make stir-fry shrimp with ginger
    How to make stir-fried shrimp with ginger as part of a healthy diet regime
    Stir-Fried Shrimp with GingerNutritional Benefits of Shrimp:•Shrimp is rich in zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, protein, vitamin B3 and vitamin D.Ingredients:4 oz. large shrimp, peeled and deveined3 green onions1 Tbsp. vegetable oil1 Tbsp...
  • Ginger root is used to make medicinal tea.
    Ginger: Quell the nausea and inflammation with this herb
    Many of us are familiar with ginger as a spice used in cooking, however, did you know that this herb can treat medicinal ailments as well? The primary sources in ginger that helps treat the body via aroma and flavor are the gingerols, shogaols,...
  • Cooking 101 at Casa de Cuisine: 5-Spice Hoisin Shrimp
    Cooking 101 at Casa de Cuisine: 5-Spice Hoisin Shrimp
    In this new series called Cooking 101 at Casa de Cuisine, Chef Larry Edwards will teach you some of the dishes the Casa is known for and people love. Each of the inclusions in this new series will feature a complete how-to slideshow. So enjoy...
  • Ginger iced green tea
    Quench your thirst with a refreshing ginger iced green tea drink
    Spice up your green tea drink with the zest and naturalmedicinal properties of ginger.Instead of reaching for an over the counter remedy for gastrointestinal upset, why not substitute fresh ginger root which is widely available in the produce...
  • Health benefits of ginger and turmeric spices.
    Home remedies tout hot drinks made from ginger and turmeric
    Folkloric home remedies said to have health benefits is ginger tea to which a pinch of turmeric has been added. The base recipe starts with decaf green tea to which you add a pinch or sprinkle of turmeric and a pinch or sprinkle of ground ginger....
  • DIY Ginger liqueur like eating potherbs from the yard it’s good for you
    DIY Ginger liqueur like eating potherbs from the yard it’s good for you
    Whatever cranks your tractor. Ask any Southerner to picture in their mind a lazyswelter of aSouthern day and you know the vision will conjure up a front porch and some good ice cold ol’ sweet tea. Ginger liqueur has an authentic taste...
  • A Southwest Summer: Sweet Teriyaki Glazed Chicken
    A Southwest Summer: Sweet Teriyaki Glazed Chicken
    One of the things which surprises people when they see our menu at Casa de Cuisine is the fact it is very heavily influenced by Asian cooking. The question usually arises, "I thought you were American Southwest food?" We are! We are...
  • A Southwest Summer: Southwest Ginger Potato Salad
    A Southwest Summer: Southwest Ginger Potato Salad
    Out here in the great American Southwest, when Summer rolls around it means two things. We are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors and we are going to be eating some delicious and rather healthy food! Like any geographic location with...