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Instant Pot Classic Beef and Vegetable Soup

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Beef and Vegetable soup was one of my favorite childhood soups made by mother with great patience and love. She always slow simmered her soups for hours so the meat was perfectly tender and the vegetables and broth partnered together to create a symphony of flavor that made this soup Tre Magnifique! Things have changed since my childhood. Our lives …

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Zaatar Sweet Potatoes and Eggs

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Zaatar sweet potatoes and eggs, inspired by the Mediterranean Shakshouka recipe found in my book, It Begins at the Table, is a nutritious and satisfying start to the day.  Hardy diced sweet potatoes and onions tossed in aromatic zaatar and sauteed until tender.  Top it with soft poached eggs for a Mediterranean style breakfast the entire family will love. Zaatar …

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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Tlavhe Red Lentil Soup from Assyria

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Now that the cold weather season is here, it’s time to start thinking soup.  Call me biased but my mom made one of the best chicken noodle recipes I have ever tasted. It’s a big hit around my house pretty much any time of the year. Unfortunately, one cannot live on Chicken Noodle Soup alone. That’s when I reach for …

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Pumpkin Bisque Soup

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Print Recipe Pumpkin Bisque Soup Recipe Yum Creamy pumpkin bisque is the perfect soup for fall and winter days. It’s healthy, delicious, easy to make, and ready to serve in under 30 minutes. Course Lunch, Main Dish, Soup/Salad Cuisine American Servings people Ingredients 1 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, chopped3 cloves fresh garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1 30-ounce can Libby’s …

Israeli Bulgur with Chickpeas

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Print Recipe Bulgur and Chickpeas Recipe Yum A delightful side dish from Israel. The combination of light fluffy bulgur and nutty chickpeas creates a deliciously pleasing side dish for any meal. Get creative by adding your favorite ingredients like mushrooms, spinach, cranberries, feta cheese, or roasted peppers. There is no limit to the fun you can have with this dish. …

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Russian Baked Cod in Zesty Tomato Sauce

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Print Recipe Russian Baked Cod in Zesty Tomato Sauce Yum A traditional Russian appetizer called Treska v tomatnom souse – Zakuska. This dish is served cold as an appetizer, or hot as an entree. Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch Cuisine European Servings people Ingredients 2 pounds fresh cod fishsalt & pepper8 tablespoons avocado oil, divided4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted Sauce 1 …

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Pasta Con Pomodoro E Basilico Recipe with Polpette Meatballs (Tomato and Basil)

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Print Recipe Polpette Basilico Spaghetti Pomodoro Yum Simple, flavorful and authentically Italian. Made with fresh, healthy ingredients, this is a pasta recipe you will come back to again and again. Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch Cuisine Italian Servings people Ingredients 2 tablespoon salt8 ounces spagetti1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin7 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes16 fresh basil leaves, …

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Zesty Greek Chicken (Kotopoulo Pikantiko)

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Print Recipe Zesty Greek Chicken – Kotopoulo Pikantiko Yum Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch Cuisine Mediterranean Servings Ingredients 4-8 chicken legs or pieces of chicken2 cups chicken stock1/2 lemon4 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped finely1/2 cup dry white wine14 ounce can tomatoes in juice1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground1/2 teaspoon allspicesalt & pepper14 ounce can …