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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
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
Georgian Cuisine

Georgian Chicken in Blackberry (Rachuli) Sauce

Savory Blackberry (Rachuli) Sauce was one of the first sauces we tried when we arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia. For those that are unfamiliar, Georgia (formally the Republic of Georgia) is a post-Soviet country nestled between Armenia, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and the Black Sea. Before we arrived, we knew about the cheesy bread (khachapuri) and the […]
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Braised Pork Cheek

Braised Pork Cheeks (Carrilladas)

Slow cooked pork cheeks are a Spanish secret that I can’t believe we hadn’t discovered before a recent trip to Sevilla, Spain. We had ordered Cola de Toro, which is a braised oxtail that is cooked until it’s falling apart, at a small but well-reviewed tapas restaurant. The waiter explained to us that if we […]
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Spanish Tortilla Recipe

Mini Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla Española)

A Spanish Tortilla is a deceptively simple dish. This potato, onion and egg dish has just a few very familiar ingredients. One taste will tell you all you need to know about why you will find this dish in most restaurant menus when traveling throughout Spain. The technique for cooking the potatoes and onions together […]
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on September 17, 2017
bacon garlic egg pasta

Bacon and Egg Spaghetti

Bacon and Egg Spaghetti is a twist on the classic Italian dish, Spaghetti all Carbonara. I use standard strips of bacon (rather than pancetta bacon) and partially cook the eggs in order to add texture. The result is a rich, creamy pasta dish along with savory smoky bacon. The dish comes together very quickly, which […]
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on September 5, 2017
chicken paprikash Recipe

Authentic Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

  This Chicken Paprikash Recipe is a staple dish in Hungary. Make sure to use the freshest Hungarian Sweet Paprika you can find in order to get the full authentic flavor of this dish. One taste and you’ll understand why this is a favorite dish in Hungary – classic comfort food at it’s finest! 5 […]
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Georgian Garlic Chicken Shkmeruli

Georgian Chicken Cooked in Milk and Garlic – Shkmeruli

Shkmeruli (chicken cooked in milk and garlic sauce) was one of our very favorite dishes when we traveled to the country of Georgia. It has very few ingredients, but after tasting it, it is very clear that it doesn’t need more. The rich flavor of crispy roasted chicken paired with the creamy garlic sauce is […]
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Georgian Khinkali Dumplings

Khinkali – Georgian Beef and Pork Soup Dumplings

Khinkali (also known as Chinkali or Xinkali) are stuffed pasta dumplings that are a favorite dish from the Country of Georgia. They are similar to Chinese Soup Dumplings, (Xiao Long Bao), but are much larger than their bite-sized cousins. These hearty little bags of goodness are typically served up on large platters and shared with […]
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