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Grilled Swordfish with Green Mango Salad

Grilled Swordfish with Green Mango Salad

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  This is a light and flavorful meal with Thai cuisine influence. Refreshing, zesty, with noticeable umami saltiness taste, the salad is great when served as a side dish as well. If you are really hungry or seeking a more nutritious dinner add some simple […]

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

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  This is a simple yet elegant main course for almost any occasion. For a more dramatic presentation I like to serve a crown roast of lamb or standing rack of lamb. The attractive culinary centerpiece of two or three racks always looks stunning on […]

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

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  Originally, fried rice was made from leftovers. Simple white rice and vegetables that were not eaten the previous night were stir fried next day. For a more nutritious dish, eggs were often added. Each Chinese region brought something unique to this dish. That’s why […]

Eggplant Rolls

Eggplant Rolls

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    An eggplant roll is a very colorful and delicious appetizer. I personally like to make these rolls in winter because they remind of sunny days. For a buffet style serving neutral cocktail picks can be used to secure the rolls – the rolls […]

Cauliflower Pilaf

Cauliflower Pilaf

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    I have some rice leftovers in my refrigerator, but it is not enough to make a full side dish for the family. I definitely need to add something to the rice – vegetables, I guess. Onion, carrot… – it looks like I’m ready […]

Fingerling Hasselback Potatoes

Fingerling Hasselback Potatoes

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    Look at them! Just look at them – how beautiful these tiny lacquered treasures are! And they taste just divine. They, for sure, will sparkle on a holiday table.   I used purple and white fingerling potatoes, but any baby potato will perform […]