Lentil Fritters

It’s the start of Lent and a time when many choose to give up a favorite food as penitence and a symbol of sacrifice. Christian’s will fast and pray during Lent, and in many parts of the world Ash Wednesday and beginning of Lent is kicked off with various festivities,  such as in Greece with…

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Brown Butter Seared Potato Perogies

Last week we made Chinese Dumplings and I thought this week we could move to Eastern European Dumplings. Perogies are made by wrapping pockets of unleavened dough around a savory or sweet filling and cooking them in boiling water. These dumplings are popular in Slavic (Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Russian), Baltic (Latvian, Lithuanian) and other Eastern…

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Pistachio Soup

Pistachio Soup is a spiced winter soup. It is wonderful for the holidays with its vibrant green color that embraces the festive holiday hues. When you want to serve soup at your holiday party, this soup is a rare and perfect complement at room temperature. So, you don’t have to worry about keeping it hot.…

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The Chef Movie for A Fork & A Flick Friday With Tostones

It’s time for A Fork & A Flick Friday again! Today, I have a foodie movie that will take you on a culinary road trip with some of the tastiest food truck cuisine between L.A. and Miami. The Chef is a movie that takes you on a journey and teaches you that whether it’s a…

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Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Lately I have been roasting, grilling, and pureeing fruit. Today I will poach my pears. Since apples are considered the quintessential fall fruit, we often forget that pears are also gifts of the autumn season. Juicy pears poached in spiced red wine celebrates the fall season. Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears turn a festive autumn…

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Stuffed Vitelotte Potatoes (Purple Potatoes)

I came across this Italian food blogger who made a Sicilian Shrimp Salad with Mashed Purple Potatoes. It gave me an idea for my Plum Purple Italian theme this month. Her salad is a masterpiece of culinary art, which I will not dare try to replicate. However, I love her approach to unite Italian and…

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