Spanish style Chorizo and Borlotti Bean Stew

So many requests for Chorizo and bean stew For years my husband has been begging me to make him chorizo and bean stew.  So I scoured the internet trying to find one that is suitable to his needs.  He was insistent on it being tomato-based and absolutely nothing resembling spinach be found anywhere near it. …

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Roasted Red Peppers with Chevre and Honey Almonds

  A beautiful plate of food Roasted red bell peppers richly seasoned with Balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, then topped with the tang and tartness of chevre and the added crunched of sweet honey roasted almonds.  Not only is it stunning to look at but this beauty has got the goods to back…

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Yemini Inspired Spicy Lamb and Butter Bean Stew

  The stew This lamb and butter bean stew is inspired by Yemini cuisine. Lamb, vegetables and butter beans are cooked in a lightly spicy tomato broth. Humble ingredients like butter beans, potatoes, tomatoes, carrot and celery are stewed in the most vibrant combination of spices and juicy lamb.  The end result puts all of my other…

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Salmon Cakes made from Leftover Salmon Trimmings

    I love salmon cakes.  For Christmas breakfast, I make salmon cakes topped with sliced avocado, a poached egg and a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce.  On a weekday night, I throw together salmon cakes drizzled with parsley sauce served alongside crispy potatoes and steamed veg.  There’s no wrong time. Now, as much as I…

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Non-Traditional Cheesy and Foolproof Carbonara

    When I’m feeling particularly hedonistic, I find myself time and time again throwing together pasta carbonara for a decadent meal.  One day I found myself in the midst of putting it all together when I discovered that there just wasn’t enough Parmesan cheese to make it to my liking.  Still, the bacon was…

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Chinese Pork and Shrimp Wonton Soup with Bak Choy

Heal me with Chinese wontons Before I had my beautiful daughter, life was carefree!  Sure, I’ll have another beer.  Why not stay out late on a Saturday night?  Hey, let’s go away for the weekend!  I had so many opportunities to spend my extra money and extra time.  Especially when I became sick.  If I…

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