Homegrown Gourmet #1: Sandwiches

Homegrown Gourmet #1: Sandwiches

We have a little tradition in my family, and that is that you MUST make chicken salad from the chicken leftover from making matzoh ball soup. It just wouldn’t...

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Pumpkin Challah

Pumpkin Challah

I’d like to say I bake challah at least once every year, it’s my Rosh Hashana tradition. But I only started last year. So I guess now I am...

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Creamy Coconut Rice with Pumpkin and Shrimp

Creamy Coconut Rice with Pumpkin and Shrimp

Last year, I purchased DeeDee Stovel’s Pumpkin, a wonderful and unique cookbook that takes this treasured vegetable beyond the realm of pies and breads. Many of the recipes call...

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My No Recipe Chicken Chili Recipe

My No Recipe Chicken Chili Recipe

Sometimes, the best things in life are thrown together without a recipe. This is what happened with my chicken chili, something I started making last fall and which then...

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Platinum Chef Challenge – Round 5 Wrap-Up

Platinum Chef Challenge – Round 5 Wrap-Up

Well ladies (and gents if you’re out there!), we’ve had 5 successful weeks of Platinum Chef so far and I’m really happy this event has achieved some popularity and...

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Gluten Free Peach Tart for V

Gluten Free Peach Tart for V

One of the things I love about my friend Vanessa is that she encourages me to try new things and broaden my cooking experience. This is because she has...

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PCC #5: Stuffed Avocado

PCC #5: Stuffed Avocado

I’ll be the first to admit, this set of ingredients (grapes, black beans, avocado, rice, and basil) really stumped me for a while. Black beans and avocado are a...

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