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Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Cilantro Lime Sauce

I always love a good fish taco. And as good as our last recipe was, these were better. I love mangos. I love lime. I love cilantro. Combine them altogether in a sweet and spicy salsa on top of some good fish – delicious. Maybe it’s because of some recent sketchy fish experiences we’ve had...

Pappardelle Bolognese

I’ve never been a fan of red sauces on pasta. Marinaras? No thank you. I’ll take plain pasta with butter and parmesan over that any day. But I don’t know if I’d even consider this a real ‘red’ sauce. It’s barely red – with only a few spoonfuls of tomato paste. The rest of the...

Mapo Tofu

This recipe sounded far too interesting not to try. Another new spice making it’s appearance – this time Sichuan Peppercorns. Apparently not actually a peppercorn, it’s flavor can only be described as “tingly”. Yes, tingly. Combined with the spicy chili, crispy pork, and silken tofu, this dish is a delightful mix of textures and flavors....

Double Chocolate Almond Macaroons

Lately I’ve been craving more than just chocolate. I’ve been craving chocolate combined with either almond or peanut butter. And while the peanut butter fudge brownies were awfully tempting, I wanted to try something new. I had a half a can of almond paste leftover from some cupcakes I made when my sister was here....

Berbéré Roasted Chicken

I’m always open to new spices and spice blends. With my recent success using Moroccan spices to make chicken delicious, I was looking for other similar regional spices to try. So when I heard about Berbéré, I knew I had to try it. It seems that this particular spice mix, probably like any good curry...

Turkey Gyros and Homemade Pita Bread

Ok, so just because my last post was so – monumental? – doesn’t mean I’m ignoring you. We’ve still been cooking, and eating, and taking pictures of things… but surprisingly we’ve also been repeating things. Like that Darn Good Pasta Salad? Yea. Made it three times since I posted it. This gem of a red-lentil-soup?...