Easy Chicken Shawarma

Easy (non-grilled) Chicken Shawarma Recpe | ethnicspoon.com

Chicken Shawarma is a traditional Middle Eastern favorite consisting of thinly sliced spiced lamb that has been marinated. It is cooked on a rotating spit, then served on pita bread with tomatoes and onions.This is a good time to tell you that I will not be preparing my Shawarma on a rotating spit. I don’t…

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2 minute spicy mango pico de gallo salsa | ethnicspoon.com

2 Minute Spicy Mango Pico de Gallo Salsa

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with  Pollinate Media Group and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #makemangosalsa http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner! Are you hosting? Did you get invited somewhere, or will you be watching by yourself? Regardless, one of the…

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Tarte Normande: A French apple tart with custared. |ethnicspoon.com

Tarte Normande

Normandy is a beautiful region of Northwestern France in close proximity to the English Channel. Its temperate climate make it an ideal location for growing apples. My friend Helene introduced me to the Tarte Normande, a delicious apple dessert baked in a custard, that is extremely simple to make. She took it to a gathering…

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Easy DIY: Make your own homemade garam masala. | ethnicspoon.com

Garam Masala

So, you are pushing your cart down the aisle at your local supermarket. You are on a special quest! You need this specific spice for a new recipe you are dying to try. You finally reach the spice section and start searching. There it is: “garam masala”. So what  exactly is it?  Well, like curry, garam masala is not…

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Salmon quiche with tarragon and shallots. | ethnicspoon.com

Salmon Quiche

Quiche! So many possibilities, so little time. Today’s post: Salmon quiche! The French are famous for their fabulous quiche. What could be easier than throwing together a handful of fresh yummy ingredients, covering them in an egg custard and baking everything to golden perfection? Nothing, I think. Although quiche is considered French, its origins are…

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Irish soda bread and a short history. |ethnicspoon.com

Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a staple in Irish homes. This simple yet delicious bread is easy to make and full of flavor. All  you really need is a few basic ingredients: salt, flour, baking soda and buttermilk. The “trick” to achieving a perfect texture is not to over knead it, as this will make it…

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Panforte: A 14th century Italian Chrismas dessest made with nuts, candied orange peel, dried fruits and aromatice spices. | Ethnicspoon.com


Panforte is a traditional Christmas Italian (from Siena in Tuscany to be precise) dessert containing fruits and nuts, and resembles fruitcake, only better! Trust me, this is NOT your grandma’s fruitcake. My German friend Angela said it reminded her of a similar Christmas German dessert called Lebkuchen. Panforte allegedly dates back to 13th century Siena….

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Irish Guiness stew made with beef or lamb. | ethnicspoon.com

Guinness Stew

Guinness, that dark rich nectar produced in Ireland since 1759 is  not just for drinking. Leave it to the Irish to come up with other uses for their beloved native beverage! Guinness has certainly been around the block. According to their website, in 1909 Sir Douglas Mawson, the Australian geologist/explorer, left some Guinness behind at…

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Traditional French buche de noel Christmas cake with almond cream filling. | ethnicspoon.com

Buche Noel

Buche Noel is the typical French dessert that graces the windows of pastry shops and tables of homes throughout France during the month of December. The literal translation is Christmas log. I recently had the pleasure of receiving detailed instructions on making the Buche Noel from a French native. She gave me some great assembly…

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