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African Chicken in Peanut Sauce

African Chicken in Peanut Sauce by John Spottiswood

I first had this in graduate school when a classmate from Ghana cooked it for an International progressive dinner. I fell in love with the combination of sweet peanuts and pungent spices. This is not a flavor you will easily forget, and it will keep you coming back for more!

56 votes
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Italian Spinach Soup

Italian Spinach Soup by John Spottiswood

Suprise, surprise. Another amazing recipe adapted from Marcella Hazan's Essential's of Italian Cooking. This is one of my bibles. Not only did I love this spinach soup, but all four of my kids did too! Everyone had mutiple servings. We served it with simple sourdough toast, though Crostini (Italian croutons) is what Marcella…

11 votes
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Scouse

Scouse by Colin Callan

Scouse was brought to Liverpool by Northern European sailors, it was originally called Labskause or lobskause. This was finally shortened to Skause and over time the spelling changed to the more Anglicised version we know and love today, Scouse. Interesting Note: The Danish name is "skipper labskovs". In Swedish, it's "kallops".…

8 votes
19250 views
Harira Soup

Harira Soup by John Spottiswood

This is the traditional soup served at sunset to break the daily fast observed during the 30 days of Ramadan. Recipes vary from family to family throughout Morocco and the rest of North Africa. I'm particularly fond of this version. If you have not had this before, you MUST try it. It is truly delicious!

6 votes
19187 views
St. Patrick's Day Beef Stew with Guinness

St. Patrick's Day Beef Stew with Guinness by John Spottiswood

This is a great Beef Stew adapted from a recipe by Margaret Johnson. We doubled the recipe, used about half the butter, and added plenty of salt and black pepper. We also cooked it about 5 hours ahead of time and let it sit in the pot for another 3 hours after it was done cooking. It was awesome.

14 votes
20181 views
Classic Cioppino

Classic Cioppino by John Spottiswood

This is a traditional Cioppino base recipe for you to play with. Cioppino is a simple and hearty fish stew originally cooked by Italian fisherman on the California coast. Don't worry too much about what sort of fish or shellfish you put in it. Just keep it simple with these basic ingredients. The easier the better...so you'll be…

9 votes
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Crockpot Split Pea Soup

Crockpot Split Pea Soup by Nancy Miyasaki

We're split pea soup fans and have a number of recipes. But we've never tried it in our slow cooker before. This simple recipe turned out wonderfully. If you're looking for a classic, flavorful split pea soup, this will more than do the trick.

6 votes
18139 views
Curried Lentil Stew with rice

Curried Lentil Stew with rice by Nancy Miyasaki

This curried lentil stew is an awesome winter dish. It will warm you and sooth you with its soft texture and rich flavor. Vegetarians can leave out the bacon and ham. Those who relish Indian flavors can double the tumeric, cumin, ginger, and cloves.

9 votes
19540 views
Hearty Red Lentil Soup

Hearty Red Lentil Soup by John Spottiswood

This is a wonderfully flavored soup that our whole family really enjoyed. I'm a huge fan of traditional Turkish Red Lentil soup which has more exotic flavors, but I was impressed by the down home goodness of this soup. I had three medium sized helpings, and even then I nibbled a bit more as I was putting the remainder into the…

9 votes
9206 views
Khalia - Georgian Beef Stew

Khalia - Georgian Beef Stew by John Spottiswood

This is the incredible, densely flavored beef stew that I enjoyed so much at a Georgian restaurant in St. Petersburg, Russia. I've been searching for this, and finally I nailed it. I had this served in a sizzling cast iron pan in Russia, and while I didn't serve it that way to my dinner guests last night, it tasted just as good.…

8 votes
9978 views
Crockpot Carne Adovada Recipe

Crockpot Carne Adovada Recipe by John Spottiswood

We had this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic. The complexity of flavors - sweet, salty, spicy, and savory - is really amazing. It's better than 99% of the dishes I've ever been served in a mexican restaurant. I loved the carne adovada I had in Santa Fe, but I honestly don't remember any that matched this. If you try this…

6 votes
9313 views
Slow-cooker Beef Stew from Argentina

Slow-cooker Beef Stew from Argentina by John Spottiswood

I slightly adapted thie famous Argentine beef stew to be slightly more flavorful...and thus to my liking. The extra cumin seeds, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper don't take away from the flavor of the meat and vegetables, but they give an added kick that makes this classic family stew extraordinary. We had it at our family reunion,…

8 votes
10494 views
Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup by Foodiewife

This hearty soup has plenty of recipes to be found, I know. I used my friend, Mr. Pressure Cooker, to steam my Russet potatoes in 5 minutes. In the meantime, I cooked bacon, grated sharp cheddar cheese, and thinly sliced green onions-- which is exactly how we like to (occasionally) indulge in baked potatoes. I tweaked my recipe with…

3 votes
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Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

You’ll love, love, love this rich and hearty soup! It tastes very similar to the pasta e fagioli at Olive Garden. It’s one of the lowest-fat items on the Olive Garden menu, with 2.5 of fat per serving. Our recipe actually contains more calories than theirs does because we’ve added more beans and veggies. The skinny on 1 cup of…

2 votes
14067 views
Tuna Flakes Afritada

Tuna Flakes Afritada by ShaleeDP

Healthy and tasty recipe.

2 votes
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