Sushi: Sacred Union of Land and Sea

How make sushi sticky rice and recipe |

There is no denying that sushi is a trending food . Today many restaurant menus and large supermarkets carry it. At my house it is a favorite. Even my son who is a picky eater loves sushi. Spicy shrimp, and California roll are his favorites. For the longest time I had been wanting to learn to make…

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Coconut mojito with mint, lychee and rum |

Coconut Mojito

This coconut water mojito (moe he toe) recipe reminds me of a silly 70’s song that went something like this “You put the lime in the coconut, and you drink it all up.” The lyrics always bring a smile to my face. To me, nothing says summer like an ice cold mojito. The bright taste…

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A Latin American favorite: Tostones with avocado cream sauce. |

Tostones with Avocado Cream Sauce

If you happen to be Latino(a) chances are you are eating tostones a few times per week. Tostones are fried plantains. They are  actually fried twice! Plantains are the nutritional staple of most of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. It’s a subsistence crop, that fortunately grows all year round. They can be eaten green…

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Mediterranean Parsley Salad

This Mediterranean parsley salad is a great addition to any summer menu. It’s light, refreshing, and easy to put together. There is such a great combination of ingredients that makes this salad tasty and beautiful. In this salad, parsley takes center stage. It is not the forgotten herb relegated to the secondary role of garnish….

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Turkish telas kebabi recipe with puff pastry. |

Spicy Turkish Meat Pastries

I love anything wrapped in a pastry; well, almost anything. Who doesn’t love a flaky, fluffy, buttery, melt in your mouth pastry enveloping a delicious sweet or savory filling? I don’t know anyone, do you? Years ago when I was homeschooling my son, an experience I would like to bury deep in the confines of…

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Spicy chicken lettuce wraps in a Thai style. |

Spicy Thai Style Lettuce Wraps

  Delicious lettuce wraps are a typical Southeast Asia specialty. I first tried them years ago in NYC at a restaurant recommended to me by my cousin who is a huge fan of Asian cuisine. I don’t think I could ever replicate that dish if I were to live a thousand lives. Nevertheless, here is…

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DIY: Make your own chili powder recipe and store in a reCAP flip cap. |

DIY Chili Powder Blend

Chili powder is really an easy to make spice blend, and not just ground up chilies. Most people don’t really think about making it. They just go to the store and buy it. But, why spend money on something you can make at home? It’s soooo easy, and the best thing is that you can…

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Ten tasty tapas recipes for your next party. |

Ten Tasty Tapas

Tapas are the appetizers famous in Spanish cuisine, and which in recent have gained popularity in metropolitan areas around the country. The word “tapa” actually means lid in Spanish, and some say the word originated because the original tapa were slices of bread used by those sipping sherry to guard their glasses against fruit flies….

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Turkish Portakal Salatsi: orange and onion salad with savory herbs and mint. |

Turkish Orange and Onion Salad

This Turkish orange and onion salad is a great addition to any summer menu. It’s light, refreshing, and a nice deviation from the usual greens. It also lacks the usual heavy or processed dressings. The simple dressing of olive oil, and herbs doesn’t overshadow the sweetness of the oranges. I love this salad! The color…

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light and fluffly orange lemon pie|

Orange and Lemon Pie

Fourth of July is around the corner and if you need to take a dessert to your family picnic, here’s a great idea for you: Orange and Lemon Pie. Nothing says summer better than citrus. This orange and lemon pie reminds me “a little” of key lime pie, minus the gazillion calories. This is a…

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Mango habanero rib sauce hot off the grill |

Spicy Mango Habanero Ribs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingofFlavor #CollectiveBias Aah, the flavors of the Caribbean. Warm tropical breezes, the smell of the ocean, and a slab of spicy mango habanero ribs grilled to absolute perfection. It’s not a dream, it’s reality! Spicy Mango Habanero Ribs?…

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