Creative Cooking for Modern Life

We're here to cook & to have a little fun. And we don't want the same thing for dinner every night! Won't you join us?

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Welcome to Foodwhirl!

A little while ago, we had the idea to pull together real cooks like ourselves–who have lives and families, but still want to be creative and fun in the kitchen–and ponder the answer to that eternal question… “What’s for Dinner??” So we found some cool cooks, with different kinds of households, with different types of expertise–with the goal of pooling our inspiration & creativity, providing a resource to like minded cooks, and building a community!

This is not just another recipe site… You know, a like big bank of recipes for you to look up how to cook something (we’ve got Google for that, right?). No, this is a dynamic work in progress, where we’ll be sharing our ideas, recipes, and tips as we go along using them ourselves!

What will you find here?   Lunch and dinner ideas, fun and creative sweets, techniques to help you cook and prep more efficiently, entertaining ideas… even tips to help you shop and plan more effectively!  {Read More about our categories.}

Want to play along with us?  We’ve got lots of recipes and ideas thus far… take a look around the site to see!

Think you have a recipe that should be on Foodwhirl?  Go here to find out how to Contribute!

What's for Dinner

How to Make Tamales

How to Make Tamales

Hi, I’m Emily! I’ve been inspired by Foodwhirl’s recipes so far, and am excited to contribute to it! My husband and I made tamales for Memorial Day, so I thought it would be a great recipe to share. We make tamales about once a year. They’re certainly time consuming, but making 6 dozen is as easy as making 12, so it’s a great meal to make and then freeze. Tamales are also a great p…

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Mains & Sides

Watermelon and feta cheese salad!

Watermelon and feta cheese salad!

I love feta cheese. I add it to most of my salads. Salty and sharp feta compliments sweet watermelon well. Sour onions add a beautiful crunch and fresh mint leaves add a lovely flavor and make all the ingredients come alive. A simple greek salad which is both sweet and savory and sure to make you happy with its flavors. Ingredients: Watermelon Feta cheese Onions Lemon juice Mint leaves Black pepper powder Ext…

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Sweet Treats

Creamy Avocado Smoothie - Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

Creamy Avocado Smoothie – Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

I’ve never really been a big smoothie fan. It just seemed like a quick way to drink a whole bunch of calories, and i’m not really into sweet drinks. But I’m doing a Fall fitness challenge this month at FitWit, and I’m trying to eat healthy and get all my fruits and veggies in. So I figured why not come up with a good smoothie that gets your veggies in, with minimal fruit and extra sugar, a…

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Spotlight

Warm French Onion Dip

Warm French Onion Dip

Creamy Warm French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, beef consomme, cream cheese and Swiss cheese! Get the Recipe: Warm French Onion Dip

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Techniques

How to peel ginger root

How to peel ginger root

If you ever cook with ginger, you know how much of a difference it can make to use fresh ginger root instead of that dried powder stuff. The tricky part about using fresh ginger, though, is peeling it. It’s so bumpy and irregular that if you try to use a knife to cut away the skin and knobs, you’ll end up left with a small rectangle of gingery goodness and a lot of waste on the cutting board. That is, of c…

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Shopping & Planning

Cheese: What's Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago & Romano?

Cheese: What’s Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago & Romano?

Wanna know more about Italian cheeses? I know I never can keep them straight, so I loved this article by Foodwhirl’s lovely friend Talk of Tomatoes.  It’s a very cool post detailing the differences between Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago and Romano cheeses. Interesting and informative! I was really tempted to categorize this post under ‘main course’ or entree. I love cheese so much, I could eat…

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Entertaining

Cucumber - Lemongrass Lemonade

Cucumber – Lemongrass Lemonade

Cucumber lemonade flavored with basil and lemongrass From the original site: After my first successful experimentation with cocktail recipe (Hot Apple Toddy) I am on a high spirit to style and shoot more and more drinks, sometimes when first trial comes out well it in a way gives you so much confidence to explore new horizons of possibilities and opportunities. Likewise, I always confined my blog to non a…

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Holiday!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

A creamy latte made with real pumpkin, spices, and frothy milk. Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Other Recent Articles

Aubergine Chickpea Curry

Aubergine Chickpea Curry

a hearty, protein rich, healthy curry. cooked as an accompaniment to a meal with Indian flat breads or even hot rice Get the Recipe: Aubergine Chickpea Curry

Beetroot Flat Bread

Beetroot Flat Bread

Once I made these parathas, the crispy outside and the yummy overall flavour took me by surprise. The texture of the beetroot added to the joy. It really did. It was part of our sunday evening meal. Accompanied with spicy green gram masala, it was well received. Get

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