Pastechi – Aruba Style Empanada

Aruba is very close to Venezuela. In the past before Venezuela's current economic problems, my cousins would fly to Caracas just for the day to go shopping. As such, there is a lot of South American influence on our cuisine. That's where we get our Pastechi and Empana...
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Spinach Rice & Paneer

Blogging Marathon #19 Theme: BM Blogs - Harini - Calcium Rich Foods For the last recipe from Harini's blog, I am doing her Spinach Rice and adding some paneer, for even more calcium. Most people know that dairy products like milk and cheese are high in...
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White Bean Stew

This is how comfort food is done...in Brazil. To my Vegetarian readers, sorry but Brazilians love their meat so doing a week on Brazilian food without meat would mean doing all desserts. I have already posted a bucket load of sweets this month with the weeks on...
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Chocolate Chestnut Tea Cake

 As most of you know, I have an adventurous palate and always look for new ingredients to try.  Hediard in Paris is a must stop for any foodie visiting Paris. Exotic produce, huge selection of varietal teas and spice/spice blends from all over the world -...
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Watermelon Cupcakes

Blogging Marathon #29 Theme: Cooking with Color Today's color is red, using red fleshed watermelons. When you think of summer, what's one of the first things   that come to mind? Summer is one of my favorite seasons only for the abundance of fruits available -...
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Thai Basil Chicken

Thai food is one of the most popular international cuisines in America. Almost any city, large or small, has at least one Thai restaurant. Thai Basil, lemongrass and curry paste no longer require going on expeditions to get them. Even in cities without Chinatown's,...
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Blueberry Lavender Chia Jam

I recently started teaching culinary classes to elementary and middle school kids. It's part of an after school program and I have been having so much fun. It's great when you get to have fun at work. It almost does not seem like work. I am working with an established...
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Corn Stuffed Christophene

Blogging Marathon #35 Theme: Cooking with Corn Since the US is in such close proximity to Mexico and there are many Mexicans living here, some of the words used for food ingredients are Spanish words, eventhough the rest of the English speaking world may call it...
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Coconut Shortbread Cookies

I am so glad to be back blogging with the Blogging Marathon group again, especially now that I've met two more members while I was in India. Now I can put a face, voice and personality to the blogs as I read them. Blogging has created these international friendships...
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Classic Pumpkin Pie

One of the things that come out at Thanksgiving time are pies. This is the dessert that means Thanksgiving. The usual varieties include pumpkin, sweet potato, cherry, apple and blueberry and in the southern United States, you might get rhubarb and peach. The first all...
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