Pumpkin Sauce for Fish

Today was supposed to be a Mexican recipe. A few weeks ago I snapped a few pics from a cookbook on Mexican desserts. The author was the pastry chef at famed Rosa Mexicano restaurant chain here in NYC. It's one of my favorite Mexican restaurants and I was excited to...
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Persian Roast Chicken

 Roast Chicken is one of the easiest things in the world to make and cooks pretty fast if you use chicken pieces, instead of the whole chicken and even faster is you use boneless pieces.  For optimal flavor, marinate overnight and then stick it in the oven...
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Sookhi Tadka Dal – Garlic Urad Dal UP Style

This is a very simple dal, infused with garlic and dried chiles. Sookhi Tadka Dal - Garlic Urad Dal UP Style makes the perfect side dish with any rice or Indian flatbread. Last November, the Blogging Marathon crew had a thali theme. Thali's are meals comprising of...
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Chicken Banana Flower Salad

Banana Buds aka Banana Blossoms are an underused item on American tables.  It's subtle sweetness is wonderful in salads, when mixed with fruit.  This recipe is made with chicken, however, shrimp, complements the banana bud wonderfully as well.  Due to...
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Penang Thai Sweet Potato Vegetable Soup

Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines and was surprised to see how little Thai recipes I have on this blog.  If you a Thai food aficionado like me, you are sure to love this soup. Many tropical countries use a lot of dried products in their foods, especially...
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Pineapple Nutella Tarts/ Dumplings

Blogging Marathon #30 Theme: Dumplings This week my BM theme is dumplings. A very hectic week has me much delayed in my Day 2 and Day 3 posts, but I have never reneged on my BM posts yet and I don't plan to start. So I needed something quick and simple, but dumplings...
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Keftedes – Greek Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Here in America when you say meatballs, the first thing that comes into our heads is the classic Italian American dish of Spaghetti & Meatballs. However, in Greece it's different. Meatballs are generally served as an appetizer or part of meze, a variety of small...
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Cranberry Hamentaschen

Hamentaschen are traditional cookies eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim is often referred to as Halloween for Jewish kids, as people often dress in masks and costumes and sweets and candies are distributed. This celebration comes from the Bible's Book of...
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Baath – Goa Semolina Coconut Cake

This was one of the hardest states for me to decide which recipe I would do to represent Goa. Part of the problem is that Goa is one of my favorite Indian cuisines with its fusion of Portuguese and Indian, therefore I've done so many dishes from Goa already like...
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Apple-Kiwi Tisane Milkshake

Blogging Marathon #19 Theme: Cooking with Tea/Coffee Green, black and white are the most common tea types.  However, there are two other types of  "tea" not actually made with tea leaves.  Tisanes are "teas" that are not actually made with tea leaves...
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