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Georgian Spinach Cilantro and Walnut Salad – Ispanakhis Pkhali

This Georgian Spinach Salad (Ispanakhis Pkhali) absolutely saved our waistlines during our time in Tbilisi, Georgia. Here there is a bakery and a cheese shop on almost every corner, and when putting them together, some of the best cheese bread (called Khachapuri) that we’ve even eaten. Georgian’s are also very fond of plump pasta dumplings …

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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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Warm Eggplant Salad with Ottoman Spice Mix

We ordered this dish as part of a mezze (appetizer) platter in Turkey, and I’ll have to admit I wasn’t expecting it to wow me. My experience with eggplant was of having a few poorly made, deep fried eggplant parmesan dishes. Mushy and tasteless. I’m glad I ordered this warm eggplant salad because it officially changed my …

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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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