Super Foods to Keep Health Well

Super Foods to Keep Health Well
What Super Foods to Eat to Stay Healthy We all wonder what we need to eat to stay healthy.  Everywhere we look there's advice on a new diet to follow, the latest foods to eat to live forever, and the required physical exercises to do to stay in shape. All this information can be a bit overwhelming and confusing.  Fortunately, here's an infographic created by Susan Conley at Cook the Stone summ...

Restaurants in Los Angeles – Reviews of Places to Eat

Restaurants in Los Angeles – Reviews of Places to Eat
A Running List of Places to Eat in Los Angeles Lately I haven't been able to write my restaurant reviews as frequently as I eat out.  So many of the places I haven't reviewed in the past are really worth mentioning on my blog.   Some may be even better than restaurants in Los Angeles I've reviewed at greater length. So here you will find a running list of places where you can eat and drink in ...

A Guide For Making Bread at Home

A Guide For Making Bread at Home
Is Making Bread a Chore or Passion? I've been making bread for more than twenty years.  Not continuously, yet periodically in long spurts over the years.  As you might have noticed from my other recipes on this site, I love making all kinds of dough for pastries, pasta and bread. Friends often ask why I bother to make my own bread.  Isn't it time consuming and difficult?  Yes, I respond, it ta...

Tlayuda LA – Family Latin American Restaurant

Tlayuda LA – Family Latin American Restaurant
Why You Should Visit Tlayuda LA A few weeks ago my son and I enjoyed a yummy Oaxacan supper at Tlayuda L.A. in East Hollywood (Los Angeles).   Recently I returned there for lunch with my brother.  He's an aficionado of Latino cuisine and had never been to Tlayuda LA.  He was excited to discover it. Tlayuda LA enjoys one of the best ratings for Mexican food in our area.  More precisely Tlayuda ...

Soom Soom – Tasty Fresh Mediterranean Food

Soom Soom – Tasty Fresh Mediterranean Food
Why is Soom Soom one of my New Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles?   Kismet led me to Soom Soom A few weeks ago my son and I dined at Kismet, a new Middle Eastern / Mediterranean restaurant in Los Feliz that received raving reviews in Los Angeles Magazine. Kismet did not live up to my expectations.  Like many trendy restaurants for the moment, Kismet offers small plates intended to be ...

Community – Los Feliz Restaurant

Community – Los Feliz Restaurant
Community's Promise The past couple months I've enjoyed spending time on Hillhurst Avenue.  It's a low-key neighborhood-type street with a fair amount of eating choices, particularly during the day.  Click to read more about Hillhurst Avenue. One day while walking down Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz (Los Angeles), I was mesmerized by Community's atmosphere and promise.  For several reasons I wa...

Stamp Proper Foods – Los Feliz cafe

Stamp Proper Foods – Los Feliz cafe
What I look for in a Cafe As a recent relocatee to Los Angeles, I am enjoying exploring different neighborhoods and eating establishments.  It's even more fun since writing restaurant reviews and identifying new food ideas is part of my living now. I've been seeking new places where I can eat, drink and work with my laptop so I get out of my home more during the day.  In addition, it's importa...

Kettle Glazed Doughnuts – Hollywood

Kettle Glazed Doughnuts – Hollywood
Are Kettle Glazed Doughnuts really Great?   Neighborhood Doughnuts The past few months I have enjoyed discovering my new neighborhood: Hollywood, California.  Although I grew up in Los Angeles, I have not lived here since high school several years ago. Part of moving to a new city is finding new favorite places to eat, shop, drink coffee, and take walks.  My brother has recommended many...

Shop at Amazon to Support Belgian Foodie

Shop at Amazon to Support Belgian Foodie
Amazon Affiliate Advertising Program Belgian Foodie® is a proud participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com (and other Amazon country-specific websites) By clicking on any Amazon link here, you will help support us while paying the same prices ...

Roasted Carrot Rosemary Garlic Soup

Roasted Carrot Rosemary Garlic Soup
What to do with Fresh Rosemary? A good friend brought me several branches of fresh rosemary from her garden when she came to dinner last week.  Immediately my home smelled more outdoorsy and clean.   All week I enjoyed the hint of rosemary in the air. For some reason I cannot leave all this fresh rosemary around without trying to find some way to use it all.  It's impossible for me to let good...

Flavorful Foods for Babies and Toddlers

Flavorful Foods for Babies and Toddlers
What a Good Eater! Cookbook It may be a few years since my kids were infants or toddlers, yet believe it or not I'm already starting to look ahead to being someday a grandfather.  No rush, but when it happens I want to be prepared. So a couple weeks ago when Amy Godiwalla and Alessandra (Ali) Macaluso invited me to try out some recipes from their new book What a Good Eater!, I jumped at the op...

Exploring Romania More Deeply

Exploring Romania More Deeply
First Time in Romania At the start of my Journey to Greece last June, I spent five days in Romania visiting mainly Timisoara, Sibiu and Brasov. Stopping in villages along my route or at vista points atop mountains to take photos of the magnificent scenery below became part of my daily routine while travelling by car. The landscapes in the Transylvania region of Romania, in particular in and ar...

My Personal Greek Cuisine Teacher

My Personal Greek Cuisine Teacher
My Personal Greek Cuisine Teacher showed me how to make Tasty Authentic Greek Recipes This past summer I travelled to Greece where I spent almost two months, more than half of which in Xanthi.  I chose Xanthi because a law school friend of mine lives there with his lovely wife, Thomais Pasvanti, and their two children. My friend, Diamantis Totief, has bragged several times that his wife is the...

Road Through Bulgaria Back Towards Belgium

Road Through Bulgaria Back Towards Belgium
Saying Good-bye to Xanthi Two weeks ago I left Xanthi, the main destination of my Journey to Greece, to head back up north to Belgium.  I was sad to be returning towards ordinary life instead of continuing to wander wherever the wind blew me, so to speak.  Ok, it would take quite a gale to blow me in one direction!  But you understand my point. Even though I still had one month to travel from ...

Eating Out in Xanthi – A Personal Guide

Eating Out in Xanthi – A Personal Guide
What are the Eating Out Habits in Xanthi? Visiting friends in Xanthi This summer I had the pleasure to visit Xanthi to spend time with friends and explore the local food culture.  As many of you know, Xanthi, located in Greece's Thrace region, was the main destination of my three-month Journey to Greece, which is now about two-thirds completed. During my stay in Xanthi, I had the pleasure of ...
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