Thai Green Curry Sweet Potato Soup

Fall has been in the air for several weeks now. Other than the crisp air, brilliant color schemes, aromatic essences filling our world, and the shorter days to hunker down inside, my favorite part of the season is the reintroduction of warming soups. There’s just something amazingly wonderful about a hot pot of soup on…

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Gluten Free Italian Bruschetta Pie

Bruschetta (Italian pronunciation: [bruˈsketta]) is an antipasto (starter dish) from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese. A popular dish is Bruschetta with tomatoes; the most popular recipe outside Italy involves basil, fresh tomato, garlic, and onion…

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Balsamic Blue Cheese Carrot Burgers

It’s burger season again! Well, isn’t is always burger season? Let’s just say it’s time to pull out the BBQ grill. It’s also always the season for blue cheese in our house. NOT for me, but for my hubby. I can’t stand the stinky stuff, but he adores it. So, these burgers are for him.

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Brooklyn Biltong Product Review

“Biltong is Jerky’s better looking brother.” Ever since I was a little “laaitjie” in Pretoria, South Africa, playing around my grandfather’s butchery I realized the potential of biltong. Oupa Dawie was a very disciplined, lovable butcher and respected hunter that made some of the “best biltong” in Pretoria. We would never leave without brown bags stuffed full of delicious dried meat for the ride home. I…

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Ginger Rose Toasted Nuts

This amazing, fragrant and sensual creation may be simply (or rather wordily) defined as ~ the natural sweetness of almonds and the inherent smooth buttery softness of creamy cashews coupling so well with aromatic bouquet essence of rosewater and a spicy punch packed by ginger and amazing salt. Ginger Rose Toasted Nuts 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup…

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Rosemary Fig Pork and Parsnips

I waited all winter long to find fresh figs at the market. All winter. I thought for sure I’d find them around Christmas time or even New Year’s. Nope. Oh, Colorado… Needless to say, waiting all winter for fresh figs meant waiting months on end to create this mixture of amazingness over which I’d been…

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Pomegranate Rosemary Mushroom Frittata

I am still loving my private little collection of gourmet vinegars and olive oils from a special tasting class a few weeks ago. Each day I dream of new ways I can use each little gem, quietly, yet seductively imagining the opportunity to sweep up any extra dribbles or drips with the tip of my…

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Ssäm Sweet Heat Pork

Ssäm Sauce, in case you didn’t know, is the next best thing. Traditionally, this fermented condiment is made from red chile, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt. According those who are making this spicy Korean condiment famous ~ ahem ~ Momfuku again, the next best thing improves pizza, French fries, rice, ramen, fried-chicken sandwiches, kale, pork…

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Madrouba ~ Omani Chicken and Rice Porridge

“Fragrant with spices and soft from overcooked rice, this Middle Eastern porridge is perfect comfort food.” It’s the perfect comfort food and the ideal in nourishing traditions. warm. soothing. spicy. smooth. strong. subtle. It feeds my soul and fills my heart to prepare food for others. Food that tastes good. Food that feels good. And,…

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