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Quick Chicken Stock

Quick Chicken Stock

I wanted to find the most tested as well as tasty recipe for my chicken stock so I turned to who else but the chefs from Cooks Illustrated and the book “The Best Recipe”. They tried numerous variations when trying to come up with a flavorful and quick chicken stock.

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Asian-Style Chicken Soup

Asian-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

As much as I love a classic chicken noodle soup (Jewish penicillin), my default always leans towards spicier flavors. Hence, this Asian-Style Chicken Noodle Soup which is so fabulous that I could eat it morning, noon and night!! I started out making a flavorful but quick chicken stock, a recipe

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Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Parmesan

Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Parmesan

It’s warm, it’s creamy, it’s cheesy… and it’s light! Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Parmesan is a lighter version of the usual cream of broccoli soup. I like to use a combination of cheddar and Parmesan cheese to get a sharp cheesy vibe going. In addition to the cheese, I use

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Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew with basmati rice

Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew

When you want something that you can throw together at the last minute, consider making this Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew. It’s a dish fragrant with cumin and garam masala (classic Indian spices) and to make it pantry-friendly, I use both canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and canned tomatoes plus onion and

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Why is this Roasted Red Pepper Pasta so good? The peppers have a subtle sweetness when you roast them, then they get a shot of spice from sautéed garlic and the cashews add some texture. In the end, the sweetness of the peppers is balanced out with the salty-brininess of

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Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Egg Noodles

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Egg Noodles

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Egg Noodles is an updated version of my Grandmother’s Cabbage and Noodles recipe which called for lots of butter and cooked for hours and hours. I wanted to come up with a healthier, quicker version which would capture all of the goodness of the original

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persimmon cranberry salsa in mason jar

Persimmon & Cranberry Salsa

A really delicious spin on the tired old cranberry sauce. In addition to the persimmons and cranberries in this Persimmon  Cranberry Salsa, there is a spicy dash of jalapeño, a floral touch from basil and the perfect bit of acidity from lime and rice vinegar. What to serve Persimmon &

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Creamy Mushroom Toast

Creamy Mushrooms on Grilled Bread

Ahhhh… Creamy Mushrooms on Grilled Bread… just try not to make it and eat it everyday… First, sauté a bunch of mushrooms with garlic, thyme and some half and half, next, take a big slice of fresh ciabatta bread then grill it until golden and crisp. And lastly, pile the mushrooms

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Vegetarian Black Bean & Kale Enchiladas

Black Bean & Kale Enchiladas

I made a pot of black beans last week that were so tasty on their own but I wanted to utilize them in another easy recipe. Black Bean & Kale Enchiladas are extremely simple to throw together and if you make the enchilada sauce beforehand, they only take a few

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps on a black serving plate

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Here is a great recipe that is quick, light and keto friendly. You’ve probably had Chicken Lettuce Wraps at a restaurant somewhere but had no idea how simple they are to throw together. Since I’ve been trying to avoid bread, pasta and rice these days, I’ve had to make up

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