Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi is one of those dishes I’ve enjoyed in lunch buffets at Indian Restaurants, but don’t usually order as an entree for dinner. It’s unassuming and understated, not as much star power as the tandooris

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Morse’s Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is an Eastern European delicacy made of finely shredded cabbage fermented by lactic acid bacteria. It is an effective way to build probiotics, bacteria that is beneficial to the body’s digestive system. It is also

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Duck Eggs

I received a flat of fresh duck eggs as a gift! I grew up eating duck eggs in the Philippines. The infamous balut is hardboiled fertilized duck egg, with a half-formed baby chick on one side

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banana ice cream

Banana Ice Cream

If I were to get stuck on an island with only one kind of fruit-bearing tree, I would hope and pray it was banana. Believe it or not, bananas are considered berries. In tropical countries like

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Berry Yogurt

Berry Yogurt

It’s springtime and berries are back in season. Sure, you can find berries in the grocery store almost any time of the year, but more often than not, they look a little sad and travel-worn. I’m

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Homemade Pasta

How to Make Homemade Pasta

My daughter has been making homemade pasta with her Dad for as long as she remembers. Preparing meals is a family activity in our home. It’s so gratifying to see my 10-year-old daughter competently handling knives

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peppermint stick ice cream

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Sure it’s cold outside, but here in our house we turn our leftover candy cane into… Peppermint Stick Ice Cream From The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto: Bold, Fresh Flavors to Make at Home:

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fiddleheads

Fiddleheads

I’ve never met this vegetable before: fiddleheads. It’s the curled ends of a young ostrich fern, harvested in early spring. It is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. There are so many recipes and ideas

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coconut muffins

Coconut Muffins

Coconuts made quite an impression on my husband and daughter when we visited the Philippines. My home has coconut trees growing right on our front yard. One Sunday morning a boy climbed one of the trees

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