Monthly Archives: May 2017

African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground cloves 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 4…
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Al Kabsa – Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken

Ingredients: Kabsa Spice Mix: ½ teaspoon saffron ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon dried whole lime powder ---------- ¼ cup butter 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, finely chopped 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces ¼ cup tomato puree…
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients: Spice Mixture: 6 cloves garlic, finely grated 4 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely grated 4 teaspoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons garam masala 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cumin ---------- 1 ½ cups whole milk yogurt (not Greek) 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise ---------- 3 tablespoons ghee…
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Cilantro Edamame Hummus

Ingredients: 1 (12-ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans) 2 cloves garlic ½ cup tahini ½ cup water ½ cup packed cilantro leaves ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¾ teaspoon ground cumin 1/8  teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions: Place edamame in a large pot and cover with…
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German Spice Cookies

Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups ground walnuts 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground coriander seed ¼ teaspoon anise seed 1 ¼ cups shortening 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 2 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate Directions:…
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Hazelnut Panforte

Ingredients: 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted, husked, coarsely chopped 1 cup pecan halves, toasted, coarsely chopped ¾ cup pitted Medjool dates, coarsely chopped ½ cup candied orange peel, coarsely chopped ½ cup dried tart cherries ½ cup all purpose flour ¼ cup stemmed, dried Mission figs, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon orange…
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Potato Samosas with Coconut-Mint Chutney

Samosa Cut Open Dough: ¾ cup soy milk ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar ½ cup whole wheat flour 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Filling: 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled, cut into small chunks 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon cumin…
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Quinoa Biryani

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root 2 cinnamon sticks 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 pod cardamom 3 whole cloves 3 cups water 1 cup peeled, diced potato 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup cauliflower florets 1 cup broccoli florets 1…
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Seasoned Dhal (Masala Dhal)

Ingredients: 1 cup masoor dal (small orange, a.k.a. "red," lentils) 3 cups water ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes ½ cup well stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk ¼ cup chopped cilantro 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon…
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Spicy Pea Fritters with Cilantro and Potato Raita

Ingredients: 2 ¾ cups chickpea flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ cup water 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 small onion, roughly chopped 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon ground fennel ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons chopped mint 1 cup frozen…
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