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Chocolate Zucchini Bread -Dairy Free

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Yum, this Chocolate Zucchini Bread is even more delicious than I remember. When I was pregnant with our oldest I was lucky enough to have a friend make me a chocolate zucchini bread. I had never had it before and it was so tasty. It was exactly what a pregnant me needed and wanted. This chocolate […]

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6 Spices for Your International Pantry

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Over the years I’ve amassed a large pantry. I have several items I try to always keep on hand no matter what  like canned beans and pasta. Spices weren’t something I put much thought into until I decided I really wanted my food to taste more authentic. Whether purchasing a pre-made spice blend or making […]

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Potato Galette

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Potato Galette

St. Patrick’s Day is Friday and I wanted to make something different to celebrate the holiday. I always make corned beef and cabbage  so that was out. Then I remembered the Irish Pub hubby and I went to while we were in Maine. We ended up in a conversation with another couple and I remember the husband saying […]

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Gobi Pakora: Indian Cauliflower  Fritters

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Indian Cauliflower Fritters

Monday is Holi the Hindu Spring festival in India. Holi is also know as the festival of color because during the celebration people throw paint at each other. There’s music and food and dancing during the celebration. It’s a wonderful time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make it to the celebration (the New York celebration […]

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Pasta Puttanesca with Shrimp

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pasta puttanesca with Shrimp

Pasta puttanesca is not a dish I would typically make. Though now that I think about, I should. Why is it not a dish I’d make at home? Because it has anchovies in it. I used to not like anchovies. But I’m coming around to it. And this pasta puttanesca with shrimp is one of […]

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3 Reasons to Buy Chicken Thighs

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Peruvian Roasted Chicken

Almost every recipe these days calls for chicken breasts. And that’s all well and good but I’d argue that buying chicken thighs makes more sense. Especially, if you are extremely distracted while cooking or trying to save money (that’s me all day). Using chicken things could be the difference between pass the ketchup and yum […]

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Beef Barbacoa (copycat recipe)

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I stumbled upon beef barbacoa (copycat recipe) through my students obsession with a Mexican grill that I shall not name. They were constantly rushing out of class to try to make it there and back before lunch was over. Of course, the bright side of them catching my attention was that it encouraged me to […]