Koobideh Persian Beef Kabobs

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The Story of Kabobs There is a beautiful connection between food and ethnicities that often bind us together in the pages of history. Over time, each culture creates and defines their version of the same dish mainly depending on the climate and ingredients available in those regions. Kabobs have been around for centuries with many cultures laying claim to the …

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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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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili with Turmeric and Barberry Sour Cream

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Fall is one of my favorite season of the year, especially in Minnesota where colder weather means it’s time to pull out those big cozy sweaters and create some of my favorite comfort foods like this warm Chicken Chili with Turmeric and Barberry infused sour cream. If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a huge fan of international cuisine. I …

Mushrooms and Shrimp Cajun Black Beans and Rice

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Mushroom and Shrimp Cajun Black Beans and Rice was an inspiration that came to me right after I created my DIY Cajun Spice.  Since then, I have found endless options for this flavorful spice including this Jamaican inspired dish. It’s always an adventure trying to create a new recipe idea limited by the ingredients available in my fridge. Sometimes it …

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Koobideh Persian Beef Kabobs

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There has never been a dish I have made that has quite the intriguing history that Persian Kabob Koobideh does. The story goes: during medieval times, Persian warriors used their swords to roast meat over an open fire. The sword would heat up, cooking the meat evenly from both the outside and the inside. This technique resulted in a cultural …

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, …

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Fish Tacos with Pineapple Island Salad & Lime Crema

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Print Recipe Fish Tacos with Pineapple Island Salad & Lime Crema Yum Chili Lime Rub marinated cod sprinkled over a colorful salad of fresh pineapple, purple cabbage, fresh cilantro, red onion and just a touch of jalapeno tossed in lime juice and a dusting of sea salt. Top it all off with a Lime Crema sauce and you have a …

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Balsamic Sage Vegetable Bacon Crostini Logs

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Print Recipe Balsamic Sage Vegetable Crostini Logs Yum Course Appetizer / Snack, Sides Cuisine American, Italian Servings Ingredients 1 large red bell pepper, chopped1 large green bell pepper, chopped1 small red onion, chopped4 strips bacon, thick sliced, cooked Applewood smoked or plain1/2 cup chopped cilantro1 loaf Italian bread, sliced in half lenthwise6 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon garlic powder1 tablespoon dried …

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Joojeh Kabob – Persian Chicken Kabob

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Print Recipe Joojeh Kabob – Persian Chicken Kabob Yum Simple to make and packed full of flavor, these Persian Chicken Kabobs make the perfect family meal or easy entree for entertaining, when paired with basmati rice and a fresh salad. Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch, Main Dish Cuisine Mediterranean Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Passive Time 1 hour …