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Pickled Red Onions with Habanero Peppers

While traveling through the Yucatan area of Mexico, we found one local condiment that made most local dishes that we tried just that much better. In the Yucatan almost every taco and most sandwiches are dressed spicy Mexican pickled onions – Escabeche de Cebolla. The idea is to enhance the flavor of grilled and slow …

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Yogurt Dip with Jalapeno and Fresh Herbs

This yogurt dip recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Istanbul. In most restaurants after you are seated a waiter comes along with a tray filled with little dishes (mezze or appetizers). There is typically an assortment of hot and cold items available with flavors that vary from mild to spicy. Going out for …

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Salad Dressing With Citrus and Fresh Ginger

I’m probably like most of you. The idea of making my own salad dressing, when there are so many in easy reach on the grocers shelf, seems like a waste of precious time. But here’s an idea that will elevate your salad to a new level – by using the ingredients that you were going to use …

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Bolognese Sauce Made Simple

Simple Bolognese Sauce takes the complex process of making Classic Italian Bolognese Sauce from a several hour process down to 40 minutes from start to finish. We use a combination of Italian sausage and beef as the base from which to build flavor. The vegetables, tomatoes, tomato paste and spices simmer together for 30 minutes and …

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