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Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil

Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil by John Spottiswood

This is a classic recipe that is so simple to make but always delicious. You can serve this as a side dish to any grilled meat or vegetable entree. It can also stand on it's own or be paired with a salad for a light lunch or dinner. It's a great, easy recipe to add to your list of staples. Using a good olive oil is key here. I…

12 votes
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Killer Shrimp

Killer Shrimp by John Spottiswood

Nancy and I loved eating at this hole in the wall restaurant in Marina Del Ray called Killer Shrimp. It was in a strip mall and didn't have much character, but their "killer" shrimp drew a loyal crowd. I recently heard that it had closed, so I've tried to recreate it with help from a few others who have tried. I think what most the…

9 votes
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"Wrapped children" (Dominican Traditional Dish)

"Wrapped children" (Dominican Traditional Dish) by Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Traditional Dominican dish. First of all, let me clarify this dish has nothing to do with child abuse!! It’s just a funny name this dish acquired who knows why! What I do know is that children love it! This is a typical recipe of my family and traditional of the Dominican Republic. My mother created a tradition of cooking our…

2 votes
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Creamy Broccoli, Chicken and Pasta

Creamy Broccoli, Chicken and Pasta by Salad Foodie

Here’s a variation of an earlier recipe using zucchini and ham I posted (see Useful Links below the recipe), only this time I tried a different meat and veggie, and tweaked the flavors a bit. It’s still low calorie and low fat and a nice casual family dinner. As a saucy one dish meal it’s a comfort food unto its own yet one far less…

3 votes
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Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage by John Spottiswood

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her and our favorites. It was created at the Last Supper Club restaurant in San Francisco. We've adapted the pasta, broccoli, and sausage…

10 votes
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Moroccan Lamb, Dates & Honey Tagine

Moroccan Lamb, Dates & Honey Tagine by John Spottiswood

This dish has a luscious mix of honey, cinnamon, lamb, dates and almonds. It is rich without being too heavy. It tastes fantastic with red wine. Old world food that will make you feel like a wealthy Sultan!

5 votes
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Cuban Pork

Cuban Pork by John Spottiswood

I adapted this recipe from a very popular cuban pork recipe on Allrecipes. I used boneless country style ribs instead of pork roast, because they were on sale and easier! I also boiled instead of roasting, because I find it makes the pork even more tender. I was very happy with the results. Incredibly flavorful and wonderful over…

3 votes
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AUSHAK - AFGHAN RAVIOLI

AUSHAK - AFGHAN RAVIOLI by Linda Tay Esposito

I first tasted Aushak at the Salang Pass restaurant in Fremont, a city where a lot of Afghan immigrants have settled. Aushak is proof that Marco Polo made his way through that part of the world (I mean through the Hindu Kush, not Fremont!) enroute back from China. Aushak is traditionally made with beef - it's the Afghan version of…

3 votes
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Homemade Amish Pot Pie Squares (noodles)

Homemade Amish Pot Pie Squares (noodles) by Denise Sherin

Everytime I'm in Lancaster,PA I look forward to Bott Boi (chicken Pot Pie). Its not pot pie in a pie shell its a creamy chicken stew. It's a wonderful comfort food. My Grandmom's best friend Irene showed me how to make these noodles for pot pie, it simple and delicious. I make Bott Boi for my family often and I usually make…

2 votes
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Asian Seafood and Noodle Soup

Asian Seafood and Noodle Soup by John Spottiswood

We had this dish at a seaside restaurant in Campbell River, BC called Quay West. It was beautiful and delicious. The broth reminded me of the tasty soba dishes I had when I lived in Japan. So I made a version of this while in San Luis Obispo. The sauce is tremendous and I'm sure you'll really enjoy it. It will provide some nice…

2 votes
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Muradabadi Moong Ki Dal - Yellow Moong Dal with Spices

Muradabadi Moong Ki Dal - Yellow Moong Dal with Spices by Hina Gujral

At my place, in every wedding Moradabad Dal has to be in the menu and there are special cooks who come from Moradabad to cook this delicacy. I don't know why my mother made it at home and at every wedding we all use to relish Muradabadi Dal. When I say it has to be in the wedding menu I mean to say in the starters menu, not main…

1 vote
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Mee Siam Kuah/Gravy (Vegetarian)

Mee Siam Kuah/Gravy (Vegetarian) by Navaneetham Krishnan

spicy, salty and tangy and a simplified version.

1 vote
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Tinolang Manok with Luyang Dilaw

Tinolang Manok with Luyang Dilaw by ShaleeDP

Normally my grandma will use a native chicken when cooking this soup dish. I like it that way too. Native chicken has more powerful taste. Very tasty.

2 votes
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Low Carb Homemade Pasta

Low Carb Homemade Pasta by Pam Solomon

This recipe was a special request from an anonymous follower. It gave me the perfect opportunity to play with a pasta machine I bought last year, but has been collecting dust in my cupboard. It was a lot of fun. You don't need one for making pasta, but it sure does make it easier. I think I only paid $40 for the one I have. I made…

1 vote
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Gino's Noodle Dough

Gino's Noodle Dough by J. Gino Genovesi

Noodles, in many forms, have been a staple food in many parts of the world for centuries. China, Japan, Italy all take credit for creating the noodles. However, the earliest records appear in a book written between AD25 to 220 in China. No matter the origin, noodles have been a staple food, relatively cheap, quick to prepare and…

2 votes
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