Recipes

Spicy Hummus Recipe

Spicy Hummus with Chiles in Adobo Sauce

Hummus is a versatile dish that is easy to love. It makes a wonderful dip for toasted pita squares, tortilla chip or veggie sticks or can be used as a spread for toasted crostini or sandwiches. The basic recipe, featuring pureed garbanzo beans, or chickpeas, combined with the mild nutty flavor of toasted sesame seeds […]
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No Churn Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Cheesecake Graham Cracker Ice Cream (No-Churn)

Good news! It’s perfectly possible to make smooth creamy homemade ice cream, without an ice cream machine or manual churning. That’s right, no chunks of ice or runny liquid, or the need to track down a bag of rock salt. The secret is using a can of sweet condensed milk. Better yet, this recipe is […]
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Corn Cilantro Lime Butter

Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Lime Butter

Corn on the cob is one of our favorite summertime dishes. I could make (and have) an entire meal of it alone. Thoughts of the kernels dripping with butter and salt brings so many fond memories of summer meals with family and friends. So why change such a simple and perfectly wonderful way of eating […]
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fresh Mango Salsa

Fresh Mango Serrano Chile Salsa

Nothing takes bland to bold more quickly than a fresh salsa. It can dress up anything from a humble plain tortilla chip, add a huge dose of flavor to a simple garden salad, or bring grilled foods to a whole new level. Best yet, salsas can pull this off while adding few calories and little, […]
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Korean Sriracha Kimchi

Spicy Sriracha Korean Kimchi

Kimchi is a spicy fermented condiment, similar in concept to German sauerkraut. Both of these two cabbage-based foods are used as strong flavor enhancers, but there are sharp differences between the two dishes. Korean kimchi is characterized by its intense spiciness and pungent notes. Traditional kimchi is made with gochujang, which is a paste made […]
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Sausage Kale Potato Soup

Caldo Verde – Portuguese Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup

  Caldo Verde is a popular Portuguese soup recipe whose name translates simply to “green broth.” The soup gets its characteristic green color from hearty green leafy vegetables in the cabbage family (forms of kale or collard greens are often used). It gets its rich creamy texture from potatoes and a spicy punch from the […]
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Fideua Catalana

Fideuà Marisco Catalana – Seafood Pasta Paella

Fideuà is a pasta lover’s answer to Paella (or Arroz a Banda). It is a Spanish recipe, originating from the Catalonia/Valencia regions, often using a favorite ingredient of the area – a healthy pinch of prized saffron threads. Just like its rice based cousin, Fideuà recipes have many variations. Common ones include smoked chorizo sausage […]
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on February 17, 2018
Georgian Salad

Georgian Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad with Walnut Dressing

Dishes from the country of Georgia, which is situated above Turkey between Europe and Asia, tend to be on the heavy side. Fans of comfort food will find plenty to enjoy during a visit to this beautiful Caucasus region of Eurasia. Georgian tables are often filled with dishes meant to share, such as freshly baked […]
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peri-peri chicken pasta

Peri-Peri Chicken Penne Pasta

While traveling through South Africa I become totally enthralled with Peri-Peri or (Piri-Piri) Sauce. The spicy condiment, made with birds-eye chili peppers, is a favorite hot sauce in Africa. The peppers are grown in Africa but were embraced by the Portuguese who are credited for inventing the sauce. There are many versions of Peri-Peri sauce, but […]
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on November 22, 2017
Charro Beans

Mexican Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros)

What are Charro Beans? Charro beans (also called Ranchero Beans or simply Mexican Bean Soup) are a simple dish of slow cooked Pinto beans flavored with bacon and chiles. A charro is a traditional horseman from Mexico, originally from the Jalisco region of the state of Mexico. The Spanish terms vaquero (cowboy) and ranchero (rancher) reference […]
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on November 20, 2017