Lychee Limeade

The first time I ever tasted lychee was in beverage form at a Malaysian restaurant about 12 years ago. It was my first experience with both lychee and Malaysian food and I immediately became a fan of both. I went on a search for lychee all throughout Chinatown. At...
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Kourambiedes

Blogging Marathon #32 Theme: International/Fusion This recipe has been in my drafts folder to post for over a year, but then something else comes along to replace my making and posting them. I discovered this recipe several years ago when I was hosting a Greek themed...
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St. Louis Ravioli

A few months ago I took a short trip to Kansas City, Missouri and one thing that struck me as I ate in restaurants there was the scarcity of vegetables. Considering this is home to City Market, the largest farmer's market in the Midwest, I don't understand the absence...
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Nhopi – Zimbabwe Pumpkin Cornmeal

Z is for Zimbabwe... Many countries have a version of a savory cornmeal porridge. In Italy, it's known as polenta, it's Coo Coo in Barbados and Funchi in Aruba. When trying to pick a country for letter Z, this was my problem with Zimbabwe. I've already done most of...
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Caribbean Dhal

Blogging Marathon #20 Theme: Delicious Dals In the Caribbean, we generally don't use as many varietal legumes for dal, as is used in traditional Indian cuisine.  Our dal is almost always made with yellow split peas.  Probably because dal is not something we...
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Curried Red Lentil Soup

I love soup especially in winter time. There is nothing like coming home from a snowy, cold night outside to a comforting bowl of thick soup to warm you up inside and out. All of a sudden, everything in the world seems right. As long as you stick to non-dairy soups...
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Suriname Peanut Soup

Today is the first day of my participation in Blogging Marathon, a weeklong marathon of a group of food bloggers, who commit to blogging on a particular topic every day, for a solid week!  Most of my blogging marathon partners are vegetarian or vegan, so I am...
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Pineapple Fried Rice – Khao Pad Sapparot

During this mega marathon, every day's post has to correspond with the next letter in the alphabet. However, no matter what language each member has chosen - there's always a pesky letter which try as we might can't find a single recipe beginning with the letter in...
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Anadama Bread

Anadama Bread is a cornmeal & molasses bread that has its roots in classic Americana. There are several different stories about how this bread came about, all centered around a housewife named Ana and ending with her husband saying "Ana, damn her". Hence, the...
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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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