Cajun Fried Chicken Tenders

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Cajun Fried Chicken Tenders are the perfect meal to make when you need to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.  Using only four simple ingredients including chicken, eggs, Panko bread crumbs, and Cajun seasoning, this dish bursts with flavor and pairs perfectly with your favorite side dish or salad. The magic behind this dish is my DIY …

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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Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad

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When I was growing up, my mother worked full time, so family dinners were deliciously predictable. My mom stayed true to her famous five; fried pork chops with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, Italian spaghetti and meat sauce, tuna and noodle hot dish, homemade soup, and pot roast on Sundays. She detoured from those meals whenever she had the time to get …

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Italian Arugula Salad with Crusted Goat Cheese & Beets

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    Print Recipe Italian Arugula Salad with Crusted Goat Cheese & Beets Yum Course Soup/Salad Cuisine Italian Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 4 cups arugula3 small red beets3 small yellow beets2 cups grapeseed oil1 tablespoon light olive oil1 teaspoon lemon juice1 11-ounce goat chees log1/3 cup all-purpose flour2/3 cup Italian bread crumbs1 teaspoon Himalayan …

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Sichuan Peppercorn Oil Recipe

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In today’s world of global cooking, many recipes call for specialty oils that aren’t readily available in most grocery stores.  Sichuan Peppercorn Oil is one of those elusive ingredients that can be hard to find. In today’s world of global cooking, many recipes call for specialty ingredients and oils that can be hard to find in local grocery stores.  Sichuan …

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Authentic Italian Arugula Salad Recipe with Artichokes and Prosciutto

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This fall we hosted an exchange student, Ignacia, from Chile. I admit I was unfamiliar with this South American country. Aside from Chilean Seabass, I was unfamiliar with traditional Chilean cuisine but excited to learn more. In Chile, they make a salad similar to an Artichoke Carpaccio.  The Italians prepare this traditional dish with thin slices of raw beef topped …

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Mini Italian Breakfast Egg Bake with Romanesco Broccoli

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Saturday mornings are my favorite time to visit the farmer’s market. The selection of fresh produce is abundant throughout the summer, and as fall arrives, vegetables are out in full force. Romanesco Broccoli, also known as Roman broccoli, is an edible flower bud that was first discovered in Italy in the 16th century. This gorgeous vegetable comes in three colors, …

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Sweet Mediterranean Herb Recipe with Goat Cheese and Figs

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Print Recipe Mediterranean Herb Salad Recipe Yum This Sweet Mediterranean Herb Salad is the combination of tender mixed greens, candied pecans, salty goat cheese and sweet fresh figs lightly tossed in an oil and agave dressings make the perfect combination for a light flavorful salad for any meal. Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup/Salad Cuisine American Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time …

Basmati Rice with Potato Tahdig

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Print Recipe Basmati Rice with Potato Tahdig Yum Traditional Persian rice with thin slices of potatoes that cook under the rice to create a crispy, crunchy, golden tahdig crust. Course Dinner, Sides Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Servings people Ingredients 4 cups basmati rice, rinsed and soaked4-8 tablespoons light olive oil1/2 cup milk1-2 medium yukon potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick rounds2 tablespoons …

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Mandarin Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette & African Smoke Tilapia

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Print Recipe Mandarin Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette & African Smoke Tilapia Yum The combination of the smoke-flavored fish combined with the juicy sweetness of the oranges and zesty dressing make every bite just delicious. Substitute the Tilapia with Salmon for an entirely new flavor experience. Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch, Soup/Salad Cuisine American, European Servings people Ingredients Tilapia 4 tilapia filets2 …