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By the time February rolls around, Florida is one of my favorite places to recharge when I need a break from the cold weather in Minnesota. So, when my friend and cookbook contributor, Laurie Kerkinni, offered to host a book signing event in her organic cafe in Clearwater Beach; I was more than happy to oblige! Basimo Beach Cafe is …

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Meet Michael from Mexico – Nostalgic memories that feed the soul

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Meet Michael. This long-time friend is a recipe contributor in my book and has been a part of my family for years. Through his inspiring dishes and insightful conversations on culture, this gifted chef has solidified in my mind just how significant family recipes and nostalgic memories can be to feed our souls. Vibrant food and vibrant culture are at …

Nowruz – Persian New Year

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Each year beginning in February, my Persian friends prepare to celebrate one of the most important holidays of the year.  Nowruz is a traditional celebration of the Persian New Year celebrated as far back as 555 BC. Nowruz translates to “New Day” and was created to mark the beginning of spring. Nowruz is celebrated in many countries including Iran, Afghanistan, …

Meet Ariel Ewefada of Birth Twin Cities

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Spending time in my kitchen, creating something new and delicious is a passion of mine. So, my afternoon with Ariel was insightful and entertaining, to say the least. In a matter of minutes, her new creation was born, and Ariel decided to name these irresistibly delicious treats, “Birth-Dates.” So clever! The good news is her recipe is a no-bake, super …

Jamaican Patois – The Vibrant Language of Jamaica

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In February, I vacationed in Montego, Bay Jamaica with a few of my girlfriends. We stayed at the luxurious Secrets Resort St. James. Coming from zero degree temperatures in Minnesota, the only expectation I had on this trip was to sip on a few good tropical drinks by the ocean and to soak up as much sun as possible before …

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Israeli Shakshouka

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Print Recipe How to Make Israeli Shakshouka Yum Israeli Shakshouka is a traditional breakfast in Israel. It’s easy to make, packed full of fresh vegetables, tomatoes, and eggs, and best of all, it’s incredibly delicious. Course Breakfast Cuisine Mediterranean Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings people Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil1 cup onions, peeled and diced1 medium …