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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 …

Spicy Indian Lentil with Spinach and Tomato

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I absolutely adore Indian cuisine. The rich exotic flavors created through a combination of meats, vegetables, herbs and spices continue to define the culinary uniqueness of this vibrant culture. One ingredient widely used in Indian cooking is called Dal, better recognized for most of us as lentils or pigeon peas. There are eight different lentils that make up the foundation …

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 …

Ginger Chicken Recipe with Spicy Steamed Cabbage

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Every once in a while I come across a recipe that I will make over and over again.  This is that recipe thanks to my friend Rachel, who taught me to make this delightful dish in under 30 minutes from the heart of her very own kitchen. Born in Sichuan China where food is typically spicy, Rachel prefers to incorporate …

German Spareribs and Sauerkraut

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German Sauerkraut and Spareribs is a recipe I grew up eating at my mother’s kitchen table. Slowly boiled pork spare ribs simmered in water and sauerkraut is an easy to make classic dish served in many German homes both in the United States and in Europe. Serve it with boiled potatoes tossed in melted butter, salt and pepper, corn, and a …

Shrimp Potstickers with Egg

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Who doesn’t love pot stickers? The first time I posted the photo below of my newly assembled pot stickers, my social media feed blew up with likes. There is just something enticing about biting into a hot tender potsticker (or dumpling as some like to call it) filled with all kinds of flavorful ingredients. From shrimp and eggs to chicken, …

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Creamy Cajun Pasta with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

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I visited Montego Bay, Jamaica, with a few of my girlfriends. We stayed at the breathtaking Secrets Resort St. James, which had eight incredible restaurants to choose from during our stay. The only problem is our stay was just four nights and five days, hardly enough time to sink our teeth into the massive selection of delectable foods available at …

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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, …

Sweet Milaya Rice

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Print Recipe Milaya Sweet Rice Recipe Yum The combination of sweet raisins and carrots with sauteed onions and rice makes this dish a perfect side to almost any meal. Course Sides Cuisine American, European Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Servings people Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked basmati rice1 cup finely shredded carrots use fresh shredded carrots only1/2 …