Recipes by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

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Raspberry Cake

Raspberry Cake by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

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Mini Raspberry Muffins for my Toddler

Mini Raspberry Muffins for my Toddler by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

My toddler - he has a thing for fresh fruit. Mangoes, oranges, and bananas are some his favorite but, because we live in Minnesota, fresh, tropical fruit are not always easy to come by. Luckily, he also can't get enough of raspberries. I can get him to eat almost anything if I put chucks of fresh raspberries on it. As you can imagine,…

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Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Fig and Red Wine Sauce

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Fig and Red Wine Sauce by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

Some dishes are almost treasured in our house. The ones that are not prepared on a daily basis but once a year, at special occasions. They require specific preparations far in advance, such as ordering the meats from the farmers market or ritualistically making parts of the recipe weeks or days ahead, and they help to define a season…

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Berries and Yogurt Whipped Cream

Berries and Yogurt Whipped Cream by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

No. It is never something I say to dessert. Maybe I should, considering that I am currently trying to lose the baby weight. That stubborn baby weight. Unfortunately, I possess little discipline when it comes to most sweet foods, so I try to make substitutions here and there.This is my latest indulgence, which shouldn't even be…

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Quinoa Salad with Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

Quinoa Salad with Fresh Cherry Tomatoes by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

We have four tomato plants in the back yard but only one of them is producing ripe tomatoes at the moment. Beautiful, yellow cherry tomatoes are ripening overnight - every morning over the past four days, I get to clip a good handful off the branches. These are the gold nugget variety - a variety that is so sweet, it's a travesty to…

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Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese Strata - a savory bread pudding recipe

Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese Strata - a savory bread pudding recipe by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

When this strata came out of the oven this morning, I knew that it would be the basis of my next blog post. I like to think of a strata as a savory bread pudding. Unlike the sweet versions, this one is full of wholesome vegetables and, due to the…

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Encamaronadas (Cheesy Shrimp Tacos)

Encamaronadas (Cheesy Shrimp Tacos) by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

It's taco Tuesday at our house today and I could hardly wait to tell you about these tacos. Outside of Mexico, these are probably my favorite. The first part of the recipe calls for a fresh salsa, which essentially is a pico de gallo. Juicy tomatoes, fresh onion, garlic, chili peppers, cilantro, Mexican hot sauce and a bit of ketchup…

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Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

1. In a double boiler, add the chocolate and 1/4 cup of whipping cream. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally.2. While the chocolate is melting, whisk the remaining cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside3. Place the bowl of warm, melted chocolate in an ice bath (a larger bowl with ice and cold water) and whisk until the…

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French-Style Country Bread

French-Style Country Bread by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

From my oven today: French-style country bread. I found this recipe on the King Arthur Flour website. They provided a detailed but quite lengthy recipe which seemed a little daunting at first. This recipe is somewhat time-consuming and requires a bit of extra attention (with a "starter" that has to be prepared a few hours in…

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Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing by Natasha Cardinez-Singh

Green Goddess DressingAdd all of the ingredients, except the water, to a blender, and blitz until smooth. With the blender running, slowly add the water, beginning with 1/4 cup, until you achieve your desired consistency. More water will produce a thinner dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to two days.

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