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Broiled Sumac Chicken w/ Pine Nuts and Onion

This middle-eastern inspired chicken dish is sweet, from the caramelized onions to the raisin and cranberries, also savory with the cumin and coriander… it’s also got the citrusy aspect with the addition of lemon juice and Sumac.   All in all, this Sumac Chicken is guaranteed to wow your taste buds! Related Posts:Middle Eastern Roasted Chicken

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Easy Flatbread

Full disclosure — I do not heart baking :/ I love roasting, broiling, but I dislike baking, only because I feel like I have no control once I put something in the oven… what’s done is done and we’ll see how it comes out. However, give me some fresh, warm bread… I’m in heaven. I

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Napa Cabbage and Cucumber Salad with Shrimp

Coleslaw? Salad? whatever you call it, this asian inspired salad recipe has everything to brighten your day…. the crunchy veggies, nutty roasted peanuts and the most amazing sweet/tangy/spicy dressing. If you ask me, the dressing of this adapted recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes, is what makes this salad so good. It’s wonderful as a side salad,

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Grape Jam

I use this 2 ingredient recipe to make jams with any kind of fruits, especially berries, that’s been laying around and just about to go bad. Blackberries, blueberries, figs the possibilities are endless. And who doesn’t love freshly made jam!? Related Posts:Maple Dijon Pork ChopsBengali Masoor Daal (Red Lentil)Crème BrûléeNapa Cabbage and Cucumber Salad with

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Aji Verde (Spicy Green Peruvian Sauce)

I was first introduced to this sauce at a Cuban restaurant and I know this is a Peruvian sauce, but full disclosure, I use this on EVERYTHING from every cuisine! I love drizzling this on my tacos, I use it on spicy Indian dishes. This creamy, cilantro-y sauce goes on anything spicy. Related Posts:Ginger Garlic

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Chimichurri

Chimichurri is an Argentinian herby concoction that takes any dish to the next level. I don’t know how I feel about calling this a sauce, because you can use this as a marinade, a dipping sauce, or a condiment.  This versatile mixture of herbs goes well just about any kind of protein, beef, chicken, fish,

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Ginger Garlic Fried Rice w/ Shrimp & Beef

Fried rice has always been one of my favorite go to comfort meals. Rain, shine, snow, hail… everyday can be a fried rice day for me 😀  That crispy bits of rice, with pops of veggies… MMMMM…! Another thing I love about fried rice, it’s perfect for cleaning out your fridge. I use the same

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Lamb Shephard’s Pie

Lamb Shephard’s Pie!!! Once a poor man’s dish of using any kind of leftover roasted meat, topped with mashed potatoes, has now evolved into a special dish made and loved by some of most famous chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey.  You can literally make dozens of different versions of this dish, using lamb, beef,

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Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée!! I’m not sure if it’s the hard/crispy/crunchy top, or if it’s the smooth/creamy/dreamy custard under that cracking hard shell, but I just can’t seem to get enough of this classic dessert. Related Posts:Individual Mashed PotatoesGrape JamHeirloom Tomato TartGinger Garlic Fried Rice w/ Shrimp & BeefLamb Shephard’s Pie

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Homemade Pappardelle with Sausage Ragu

Homemade PASTA?!  It’s been a daunting thought for years. I kept making excuses to push the idea aside, like I need a pasta maker or I need more space to roll it out, I don’t want to get flour all over, etc.  Then I saw GIADA DE LAURENTIIS make this 3 ingredient pasta with the

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