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Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

I want to take this opportunity and thank Ina Garten for this fantastic recipe. This is my absolute favorite pasta salad. It’s super simple, packed with amazing, fresh flavors and is pretty fool proof.  It tastes awesome at room temperature, so I make it almost every-time I have a picnic or for any summer potluck

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Authentic Catalan Paella

I absolutely LOVE Paellas and I’ve been making paellas for years now. I’ve made all kinds of Paella. But when I went to Spain recently and cooked with a local chef, I leaned a few mind blowing tips and tricks. First trick…. turmeric!!

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Bengali Fish Curry w/ Seem (Flat Green Beans)

Growing up in a Bengali household, I had a ton of Fish curry. My mom would make fish curry several times a week, so I grew up eating this. I remember when we first moved to the USA, we had a hard time finding the variety of fish that we were familiar with. The only

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Chicken and Scalloped Potatoes

Jamie Oliver… is a genius! There are some chefs that I absolutely love and respect whole heartedly. Ones I kinda blindly trust… and Jamie Oliver is wayyyyy up there. Not sure if it was when he relentlessly tried to bring healthy food to the public schools OR if it’s when he started working on Jamie’s

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Heirloom Tomato Tart

Tart has fancy ring to its name, but simply put, it’s just a pie without the top! Since it doesn’t have a top to cover everything, it usually leads to prettier/fancier presentations so it just looks a lot more delicate. With that, I have to say I tend make WAAYYYY more tarts than pies. I

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Middle Eastern Roasted Chicken and Eggplant

I love a One Pan meal. I mean how can you not?… one pan means less utensils to use, less stirring to do, and the biggest obvious…. less dishes to wash! It’s awesome! The only thing better?…. Sheet Pan Meal!! No watching over, little to no stirring, and in my opinion, everything just tastes awesome

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Authentic Bolognese Sauce

Over the years I’ve made my fair share of Bolognese sauce. It’s a no fail dish that everyone from adults, to teens, to the youngest and pickiest kids gobble up. I love making it for a big dinner party or for pot lucks. However, it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I made my

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Khichuri w/ Pumpkin (Khichdi)

Khichuri, also known as Khichdi, can best be described as a rice and lentil porridge or stew.  It is one of the most common dishes across the whole Indian Subcontinent. The very basic definition of Khichuri is a dish made of rice and lentil, but you can make it in several different ways. You can

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Easy Homemade Sushi

There’s something oh so great about Sushi dinner, isn’t there? Sushi just makes you think of something delicate and fancy….. the expertly sliced salmon, delicately marinated tuna belly, thinly sliced squid, paired with sweet tangy rice and topped with bright orange fish roe…. just heavenly! But what do you do when you’re in quarantine and

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Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

I have a pretty interesting, deep, dear connection with PB&J sandwiches. Sometime, while I was in high school, a friend was shocked to hear that I didn’t care for PB&J sandwich cuz…. well I never tried it. So he convinced me to take a bite off his sandwich. And I’ll tell you what…. it was

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