Easy Indian Naan

I bet your favorite thing in an Indian restaurant is the naan. Chewy, bubbly, and buttery bread hot from the tandoor oven. Easy Indian naan is just that, easy. You will want to serve this easy Indian naan with every meal....Read More
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Polynesian Foil Wrapped Chicken

Polynesian foil wrapped chicken is one of the foods that brings culture together. From sausage and gravy called bangers and mash to a sweet coconut Panipopo which is Samoan. Treat your guests to a unique appetizer when you serve these Polynesian foil wrapped chicken packs. Steamed with fragrant herbs and asian flavors for a truly authentic fare....Read More
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Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon are a delicious appetizer you'll find in many Asian restaurants. Typically like a fried wonton, but with a creamy, crabby, tasty filling. Crab rangoon consists of wonton wrappers that are filled with a mixture of crab, cream cheese, garlic powder, ginger, green onions and Worcestershire sauce. The wontons are either fried like your traditional pot sticker or fried until golden brown and crispy in oil for a crunchy texture. They are served with a sweet, hot and sour sauce that compliment the filling....Read More
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Vegan Cream Sauce

French style cream sauce made healthier. The vegan cream sauce will satisfy your craving for a creamy pasta dish with no guilt. Made with no cholesterol, only healthy fats, and loads of protein. It compares to the French "Bechamel" sauce but vegan. Even a serious skeptic will enjoy the creaminess and flavor of this real plant-based cream sauce....Read More
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Dream Bar Recipe

Baking for the holiday would not be complete without this decadent dream bar recipe. Chef David Shamah has sophisticated the traditional butterscotch morsels with a trio of white, dark, and milk chocolate. Bring childhood memories to the forefront this season when you make this deliciously decadent dream bar recipe. Try some of my Holiday desserts, Hungarian Kifli,  French eclairs, and Strawberry ricotta mousse.   2-3 oz. bars semi-sweet chocolate 2-3 oz. bars milk chocolate 2-3 oz. bars white chocolate 12 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups graham crackers 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut 3 full cups pecan halves or macadamia 15...Read More

Plant Based Mexican Pozole

I'm so excited to share this plant based Mexican pozole with you. The flavor is similar to the traditional pozole, but without meat. I used smoked tempeh and mushrooms to give it a meaty consistency.  The red miso gives it an earthy flavor that deepens the broth. The dried and fresh roasted peppers are a must to give this pozole an authentic taste. Condiments lighten up the plant based Mexican pozole and give a refreshing crunch with every bite. Plant-based Mexican Pozole I used smoked tempeh and mushrooms to give it a meaty consistency.  The red miso gives it an earthy flavor...Read More
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Focaccia Bread

Italian's love their focaccia bread. Served as a snack or accompanied with pasta and roast meats. One secret for making good focaccia is don't skimp on the olive oil! Focaccia,  is a flat, slightly raised bread, not unlike pizza crust. For many parts of Italy  focaccia has been especially popular near the sea, where humidity in the air inhibits the full rising of conventional bread dough. Traditionally the bread is flavored with only coarse salt or rosemary. But, you can top your focaccia with onion, tomatoes, black or green olives, even wisps of lemon peel. 1 7- gram packet of...Read More
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Quick French Beignet

Yes, I said a quick French beignet. Are you craving for a donut but don't have a lot of time to wait for them to rise? Try my quick French beignet and you'll be surprised just how delicious and fulfilling they are for that donut fix. The New Orleans French quarters are know for these donuts which are served with a strong cup of coffee mixed with chicory. Savor the quick beignet with an espresso or drip whatever you prefer. Quick French Beignet Yes, I said a quick French beignet. Are you craving for a donut but don't have a...Read More
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Chinese Wonton Soup Recipe

I dream of this Chinese Wonton Soup recipe almost every week. This addictive soup is simple to make and very rewarding. These tasty little dumplings are believed to have been introduced to the West by early Chinatown settlers from Canton, Southern China. Wonton literally means “swallowing clouds” in Chinese. You can make the wontons ahead of time and freeze them on a baking sheet. Make the broth ahead of time and freeze it also for wonton soup or other nourishing meals.     Chinese Homemade Wonton Soup Makes 30-40 wontons, Serves 6 Broth: 1 small whole chicken or 1/2 a...Read More
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Sourdough Morning Glory Muffin

Special Mornings with Morning Glory Muffins A sourdough morning glory muffin can start your morning off with a surprising taste, is it a dessert or breakfast? Well you be the judge.  I put half the sugar in for breakfast and burst it up for dessert. Sourdough morning glory muffins are very versatile. You can add pineapple and shredded coconut or take it out. Transform the muffin into a carrot cake muffin with the frosting on top for dessert! Life is too short not to enjoy the better things in life, like sourdough. Check out my other recipes for sourdough, you...Read More

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Delicious orange olive oil cake for snack or breakfast. Easy to put together with just a few ingredients.  Dollop of ice cream makes this cake to die for.  The Italians know just how to make olive oil shine, with this Torta D'olio D'oliva. The olive oil makes this cake fragrant and moist.  You can add a bit of sourdough if you'd like to use up your discard. I enjoy making everything with sourdough. 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon  Kosher  salt 3/4 cup sugar 2 navel oranges, zested 2 large...Read More

Focaccia Bread Recipe

Fast food in Italy is made with a traditional focaccia bread recipe. The Italians know just how we crave a delicious focaccia bread . Chewy, soft, with a light crust infused with olive oil and fresh herbs. As a meal with salad or enhanced as a pizza this focaccia bread recipe is a winner. I make traditional pizza or add a flare of flavor with onions, potatoes with dollops of mascarpone. Mama Mia it is the bomb. Focaccia can be used for sandwiches as well. If you can't eat it all, just cut in half and freeze. It can be...Read More
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French éclairs

There is nothing more satisfying than a French éclairs . This treat is hard to resist. Perfecting the choux dough is not difficult. It requires a bit of know how and that is what I want to teach you. The French eclair is filled with a pastry cream that is slightly stiffer than regular pudding. The French eclairs are an elegant dessert for guests or anytime you desire a sweet treat to satisfy your French-aholic mood. 2 cups water in a heavy-bottomed 3 quart sauce pan 1¼ sticks (5 ounces) butter cut into ½-inch pieces ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon...Read More
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Sourdough Discard Crackers

Do you have more sourdough than you know what to do with? Me too, that is why you need to make these sourdough discard crackers. They are great for dips or just snacking. Go crazy, I like to try many different herbs. Curry and black pepper is my favorite. Sourdough bread and crackers are a healthy alternative to yeast. Making minerals and vitamins available for you to absorb. Go ahead make these, I guarantee you'll like them. 1 cup mature sourdough starter (100% hydration) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons rye flour 3 tablespoons olive...Read More

Sourdough Starter

Why Sourdough Yeast? Do you make your own sourdough artisan bread at home? Well now’s the time to make this delicious artisan bread. The results you’ll get at home will be unbelievable. This bread is billowing with bubbles and chewy with a thick chestnut brown crust. Your local baker may not even be able to replicate this sourdough artisan bread like you. If you don’t make a sourdough starter it’s not to late to give it a try, it’s easy.  If you don’t want to that’s okay, just make my No-knead basic bread with the same results! Learn why? The Phytic acid found in...Read More
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