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Cochinita Pibil – Yucatan Slow Cooked Pork

Cochinita pibil, also known as puerco pibil or cochinita con achiote, is a traditional slow cooked pork dish from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. While it is available in many restaurants, the best cochinita is often found in small street stands throughout Yucatan cities. Due to the long cooking time of the dish, stands will […]
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Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada is one of my favorite soup recipes for a few reasons. A nice basic vegetable and chicken soup is nice, but add to that a little bit of spice, a thicker consistency with the addition of corn flour, and a good dose of cheese. The soup just gets better by piling on the […]
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on December 18, 2016
Egg Chilaquiles with Black Beans

Chilaquiles with Black Beans and Eggs

When I first heard about Mexican Chilaquiles, I wasn’t so sure about them. A breakfast food made with tortilla chips and eggs, like breakfast nachos, could be either amazing or a complete disaster. As it turns out, they are delicious and are now one of my favorite brunch dishes. The tortilla chips become slightly softened […]
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on December 5, 2016

Barbecue Chicken with Pineapple and Chipotle Sauce

I’m always looking for new recipes for chicken. This baked and then grilled bone-in chicken recipe with a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce is a winner! The chipotle peppers (smoked jalepenos) in adobo sauce give the sauce a slightly smoky and a kick of spice. The flavor is rounded out with sweet fresh pineapples joined […]
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on November 13, 2016
Barbacoa Tacos Recipe

Slow Cooked Barbacoa Beef Tacos

Barbacoa is one of our favorite slow-cooked beef recipes – with a Mexican accent! Barbacoa is actually a dish that comes from the Caribbean, where the term “barbecue” originated. Over time the recipe has evolved. In Mexico, where we became acquainted with the dish, barbacoa refers to meat that was originally slow cooked in clay […]
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on November 6, 2016
Baked Eggplant with Feta and Tomato

Roasted Eggplant with Tomato and Feta

Roasting eggplant (or aubergine) is my favorite way to prepare it. The more I travel the more I find new ways to cook this versatile fruit. Find my recipes for Sausage Stuffed Eggplant from Italy and Turkish Eggplant with Onions and Fresh Herb on this site for example. This recipe, Roasted Eggplant with Tomato and Feta, was inspired by […]
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on October 16, 2016
mussels in wine leeks and tomatoes

Mussels with Leeks, Garlic, Tomato and Wine

Mussels are one of my favorite things to share. It’s rare that I ever eat them alone. A pot of mussels in a savory sauce is meant to be shared. One of my favorite memories of sharing mussels is finding a restaurant in Sydney, Australia that served an all-you-can-eat mussels special on Tuesday nights. They […]
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on September 25, 2016
Seafood Shabu Shabu

Hot Pot Asian Soup (Shabu-Shabu)

Hot Pot (or similarly Japanese Shabu-Shabu) is actually a fondue. Vegetables, thinly sliced meats and often noodles and/or dumplings, are added to a fondue pot with boiling broth. Each person sharing the fondue adds their own ingredients to the broth. Food can be rescued by using a small wire basket or just cooked by “swishing” […]
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on September 18, 2016
Eggplant Parmesan Parmigiana

Easy Stove Top Eggplant Parmesan

While traveling through Italy, eggplant Parmesan became one of my favorite dishes. Whether in Northern or Southern Italy, a version of this dish is on most menus. Interestingly though, eggplant Parmesan (or melanzane parmigiana) is typically served as an appetizer dish. It is most often baked in the oven like a lasagna, but I’ve adapted […]
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on September 4, 2016
Croatian Bean and Sausage Stew

Croatian Bean and Sausage Soup (Grah)

We came across this thick smokey bean soup when traveling through Croatia. Grah translates literally to “bean” which is the principle ingredient. The soup (or stew) gets its rich flavor from smoked meat and paprika. and has is a thick consistency (like a chili). It can be made in about 45 minutes if you save a little […]
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