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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

       

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

    I love these wonderful little gourmet potatoes. Sometimes I can find them at the local farmer’s market, other times, fingerling potatoes make a brief appearance at my favorite grocery store. Sure, they’re not always available at every grocers, but if you keep your . . . → Continue reading Gourmet and Fingerling Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potato

       

Twice Baked Potatoes

  These twice baked potatoes have a nice creamy texture on the inside, with a slightly crisp exterior. Scoop out the interior and mix with milk, sour cream, butter, and seasonings. Then top with cheese and bake until they’re all hot and the cheese is . . . → Continue reading Twice Baked Potatoes

How to Fry a Plantain

Fried Plantains

       

How to Fry a Plantain

(Platanos)

    Plantains (platanos) are common throughout Africa as well as in many areas with a strong African influence, such as the Caribbean and South America. Typically they are sliced and fried to a golden brown, but they can also be cut . . . → Continue reading How to Fry a Plantain

How to Cook Sticky Rice

How to Cook Sticky Rice

       

How to Cook Sticky Rice

  Sweet rice or sticky rice as it is commonly called is very different than other types of rice. This glutinous rice from SE Asia is used in both sweet and savory dishes, but the popular short grain sticky rice is generally preferred . . . → Continue reading How to Cook Sticky Rice

Couscous

Couscous with Vegetables

    Couscous with Vegetables

 

 Couscous

Couscous originates from North Africa and is made from dried semolina or durum wheat. It is formed into small pellets then dried until ready to be used. Traditionally, the process of making couscous was very labor intensive and required many hours of hand rolling and sieving before . . . → Continue reading Couscous

Tabouli or Tabbouleh

Tabouli

       

Tabouli or Tabbouleh

    Tabouli is a light and refreshing salad. It is bursting with fresh flavors, so it perfectly complements just about anything you want to serve. In the summer, one of my favorite lunches is a Tabouli salad with a grilled chicken breast. Tabouli is . . . → Continue reading Tabouli