Seafood Stir-Fried in Thai Chili Paste (Nam Prik Pao)

  What is Nam Prik Pao? Nam Prik Pao, or Thai chili paste, is a delicious concoction of mild red chilies, garlic, shallots and a tad of shrimp paste.  Sweeter than it is spicy, Nam Prik Pao can very easily be transformed into a sauce that can rescue even the dullest of dishes.  Stir fry…

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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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Pasta Primavera with Oven Roasted Vegetables

  Springtime is here! In Italian, Primavera means springtime.  Springtime with its awakening gardens and brighter days.  So it makes sense that a pasta primavera be filled with all the garden has to offer.  A colorful rainbow of fresh vegetables and mushrooms. Now if I am going to toss all those lovely fresh vegetables together with…

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Sumac Roasted Vegetables with Feta and Lemon

So…what’s sumac? Imagine my delight when I discovered sumac.  Before a year or two ago, I had no idea that this spice existed.  Now I am fascinated with this lemony red spice.  Sumac is primarily used in Middle Eastern cooking to add a bit of tartness to the dish.  It is also one of the…

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Creamy and Savoury Carrot and Leek Soup

      Put that veg in a soup! If you are like me and struggle with getting your beloved family members to eat more vegetables, then this soup is for you.  Loaded with veg and full of flavor, my husband and child are none the wiser to my diabolical plan of getting them both…

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Thai Inspired Lemongrass Chicken Stir-fry

      I could go on and on about how salty, sweet, crunchy, satisfying and generally great this lemongrass chicken stir-fry can be in a long story.  Or I can just get down to the reasons why I love this recipe so much:   It’s easy It’s quick It’s healthy It’s cheap to make…

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Kid and Mom-Friendly Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Childhood means mac and cheese Like any American kid who grew up in the ’90s, I was a big fan of boxed stovetop mac and cheese.  You could, in fact, classify me as a ‘connoisseur’ of it.  My preference was for Kraft Thick and Creamy made with less milk so that it was extra powdered…

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