Main dishes

Most Authentic Greek Moussaka Recipe

by ali

This Recipe does not contain Chicken broth, however, since it is one of our favorite foods and we encourage people to try it, we thought we’d include it on the site anyway. This Summer we had the fortunate occasion to visit Greece. My sister who lives in Berlin was marrying a lovely German fellow and […]

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Bacon and Leek Risotto with Poached Egg

by ali

This is a classic risotto with a breakfast style take on it. It is creamy, flavorful and the perfect comfort food. I like to serve it with a nice side salad with  balsamic or dijon vinaigrette to cut the richness. Original recipe from Bon Appetit April 2011 issue – with some personal adaptions. I don’t […]

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Chicken Dijon

by ali

I wanted to make sure this website has resources for more than just soup recipes. I am, after all, a gal who loves her meats. This Chicken Dijon recipe is an easy one and the outcome is savory and subtle dish that would be great served over polenta, with mashed potatoes or even just a […]

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Hearty Potato, Chorizo and Kale Soup

by ali

Oh man, I REALLY loved this recipe last night and it hit the spot with our cold rainy weather. It’s a comforting and creamy texture without the addition of cream. It has just enough spice from the chorizo that it fires up your tastebuds. I also enjoy the addition of kale for the health factor, […]

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Auntie Mary’s Sticky Chicken

by ali

My Great Auntie Mary traveled to many interesting places in her life and lived in Iran for a few years while married to an Iranian Man. She went to UC Berkeley in California and was very intelligent, opinionated, cultured and LOVED to cook. Auntie Mary is the first who taught me to eat sushi, dim […]

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Herb Scented Lentils with Sausage and Goat Cheese

by ali

I had never made this dish before but it just sounded so healthy and tasty that I couldn’t resist! If you wanted to make this a vegetarian version, you could use vegetable broth and omit the bacon, adding liquid smoke instead for the hickory flavor. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 cup finely chopped onion, […]

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Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Greens

by ali

This recipe is terrific for it’s simplicity and depth of flavor. I love it for the little spice and warmth it imparts on a cool fall evening. It’s also great on a warm night because it’s light and refreshing while still having a nice savory heartiness to it. I combined three of my favorite recipes […]

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Chicken poblano and goat cheese tamales

by ali

Some people are lucky enough to have amazing Tamale recipes from their mother or grandmother…I happen to have recipes from my cooking magazines and the cookbooks of our favorite chefs. Instead of using just one recipe, I have combined what I believe are the best elements of 3 different recipes here into what I think […]

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