Aprah Du Zayto – Assyrian Stuffed Grape Leaves

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Most people know stuffed grape leaves by the name Dolmas.  While many cultures and families across the globe create their version of this Mediterranean favorite, mine happens to be a recipe from Assyria. I learned to make Aprah Du Zayto from my friend Suheyla – and believe me they are one of the best! Everyone who eats a Suheyla’s table …

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Texas-Style Chili with Apple Smoked Cheddar

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Texas-style chili with Apple Smoked Cheddar cheese is everything you expect from a comfort food meal. Deliciously satisfying, comfortably filling, and once you reach the bottom of the bowl, you will want more. Texas reigns supreme for making some of the best-smoked foods in the country and since Mexico is their neighbor, Tex-Mex food is a big part of the …

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders

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Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders are easy to make and bring the flavors of Jamaica to your table. A delicious menu change-up perfect for gatherings, picnics, potlucks, or dinner tonight. We hosted our son’s graduation party this summer.  After attending what seems like a dozen different grad parties over the course of June and July, Jean-Marc wanted to do something …

Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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Hey, have you ever tried jerk chicken? I took a trip all the way to Jamaica before I finally discovered this poultry wonder. I was sitting on the beach, soaking up the sun when my fellow sunbathers abandoned their chairs and rushed towards the hotel pool area. That’s when the afternoon jerk cart came on the scene and served up …

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DIY Cajun Seasoning

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If you are anything like me, you’ve had those days when you started a recipe knowing that you have all the right ingredients on hand, only to find out that your spice bottle (you know, the one you need at just that moment) is empty. Could anything be more frustrating when you are in a hurry to get dinner on …

Meyers Lemon Coconut Margarita

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Print Recipe How to Make Coconut Margaritas with Meyers Lemon’s Yum Juicy Meyers lemon, refreshing coconut water, and just a slight kick of cayenne heat creates a delicious new experience for margarita lovers alike. Course Beverage Cuisine American Servings person Ingredients 1 1/3 cup coconut water1 Meyer Lemon, juiced2 shots Tequila1 pinch sea salt1 pinch cayenne pepper3 ice cubes3 dehydrated …

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Lentil Salad Recipe with Pomegranates

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How to make lentil salad with pomegranatesI have some of the most amazing friends from all over the world. They bring with them decades and sometimes centuries of culture and traditions that make their friendship unique. My friend, Suheyla, was born in Midyat Turkey although her nationality is Assyrian. She speaks a beautiful language called Aramaic, which is the original …

Koofteh Persian Meatballs

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Print Recipe Koofteh Persian Meatballs Yum A combination of zesty tomato sauce combined with sour lemon and barberries and a slightly spicy kick gives these meatballs an irresistibly unique flavor that will keep you wanting more. Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch, Main Dish Cuisine Mediterranean Servings people Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 80/203/4 cup onions, chopped1/2 cup chopped cilantro2 teaspoons turmeric, …

Immune Boosting Pineapple Ginger Blast

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Feeling a little under the weather this time of year? Immune-boosting Pineapple Ginger Blast gives the immune system a kick in the pants to get your body back to health in no time. It’s a zinger packed with 100% pure pineapple juice, lemon juice, fresh garlic, ginger powder, and a shake of spicy cayenne pepper. Adjust the flavors to suit …

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Black Bean Quinoa Burger Salad

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Print Recipe Black Bean Quinoa Burger Salad Yum Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch, Main Dish, Soup/Salad Cuisine American Servings people Ingredients Burgers 1 can cooked black beans1 cup quinoa cooked and cooled1 teaspoon cumin1 small lime juiced1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper2 cloves garlic minced1/3 medium onion diced2 tablespoons cilantro chopped1 teaspoon sea salt1/2 teaspoon pepper Salad 4 cups mixed greens chopped2 tablespoon …