Kerala-Style Chicken Curry

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If you enjoy Indian food and like to cook at home, you should get to know Madhur Jaffrey if you haven’t already. She is basically the cookbook author who brought Indian cooking to the American home.  I have her first cookbook, but recently received her latest At Home with Madhur Jaffrey for my birthday last February. [...]

Chickpea and Chard Soup

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Chard is in season right now. It is one of those vegetables that never really entered the home kitchen in a big, memorable way so I often buy it and then wonder what will I make.  Even though, it is now in the mid-90s here in Dallas, a soup sounded like a good use for [...]

Cilantro and Lime Chicken, a Family Favorite

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My wife has a couple of favorites that she reminds me about on occasion. This recipe is one that comes up a lot. The best part is it is very simple; though, it does require a few ingredients I don’t usually have readily available (lime, fresh ginger and fresh cilantro.) You can also make it [...]

Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Ever buy an ingredient at an ethnic market that you have no idea what to do with?  For me this would include Caribbean Banana Catchup from the Jamaican market and Yeo’s Hainanese Chili Sauce. Hainanese Chicken is a Singaporean fragrant chicken and ginger and garlic rice dish that comes with a chili and ginger dipping sauce. I adapted [...]

Moroccan Couscous with Saffron

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I’m not much of a celebrity follower.  Though I have come to enjoy one celebrity’s blog covering some great vegetarian food choices and recipes. Actress Alicia Silverston is anything but Clueless when it comes to finding good things to eat. This recipe is a simple roasted vegetable medley with butternut squash, zucchini, carrots and onions [...]

Mother’s Day: Guest Blog for Family Foodie

I participate in some fun on twitter every Sunday evening where @FamilyFoodie started a twitter chat called #SundaySupper. It simply is a way of sharing what everyone is eating or cooking Sunday night.  What a great simple thought that generates some inspiration for my own home cooking and also is an opportunity to share what [...]

Chicken Cordon Bleu

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To the unfamiliar, Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds like an elaborate meal that takes a lot of time and expert cooking.  Fortunately, the reality is a rather simple dish that even a novice cook can accomplish with little effort while impressing his or her guests. This version is adapted from the blog The Girl Who Ate [...]

Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa

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Quinoa is a versatile “grain” many have come to love.  Oddly, quinoa is not technically a grain it is what’s known as a pseudocereal and is related to the family beets, spinach and tumbleweeds belong to. This dish takes a rather unique take on the ingredient by combining a few vegetables with some Mexican spices. I coupled [...]

Pappardelle with Leeks, Sugar Snap Peas and Lemon

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Here is a simple, light spring pasta dish that is a departure from the typical heavy red or cream sauce. The sauce here is pretty light that is if you consider a half a stick of butter light? It might be better to say it tastes light.  The lemon, sugar snap peas, and leeks do [...]

Sunday Supper: Chicken, Watermelon, and Feta Salad

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It’s been 90 plus degrees all weekend in Dallas meaning the time is now for some summer recipes. A new one I found last week is a simple salad that brings together watermelon and feta. I added some chicken and a few drops of fig balsamic vinegar to the source recipe from the Savory Sweet [...]