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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 […]

Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Coconut Milk Soup

Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Coconut Milk Soup

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    For me, winter is not only the time for hearty soups and stews, but also it is the season for dishes loaded with ‘warm’ spices. Cinnamon, cumin, cloves, turmeric, as well as their complex mixtures: curry powder, garam masala, ras-el-hanout – they give […]

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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    When the weather in the Windy City becomes really windy, I want something simple, homey, and warming. A tomato soup – this is what I really need now. Everyone agrees that a tomato soup is so, so, so good in cold days! Perhaps, […]

Mushroom Ragu

Mushroom Ragu

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    Of course the very best mushroom ragu is made from wild mushrooms. It is fragrant, earthy, and incredibly tasty. But any combination of white bottom, cremini (baby bella), shiitake, and Portobello mushrooms is a quite worthy replacement. Mushroom ragu is delicious by itself. […]