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Chayote | Caribbean Squash

Stuffed Chayote with Carne Molida | Caribbean Squash with Ground Beef

How do you decide which recipes to make daily or on special occasions? What sparks your interest? A good photo? A mouth-watering description in a cookbook? The smell of a particular food coming from a neighbor’s house? A memory of someone? For me, it’s usually a little bit of each, but this time tidbits of stories about my abuelita {grandmother} motivated me to hunt down chayote {a Caribbean ...

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Italian Lamb with Peppers

Italian Lamb Stew

‘Eid Mubarak to you and your families! May all your fasts and prayers be accepted.  We’ve fasted the month of Ramadan and now it’s time to enjoy the celebration of ‘Eid with family and friends. Lamb dishes are usually a must on ‘Eid day celebrations, but every culture has a different, delicious way of making it. I love this way of preparing the ...

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Paula Wolfert

Paula Wolfert’s Recipe for Anatolian Purslane, Lamb and Lentil Stew

Paula Wolfert, an expert in Moroccan cooking and the award-winning author of cookbooks about Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine has honored us with her summer’s end recipe for Anatolian Purslane, Lamb and Lentil Stew. It’s just perfect for the last iftar meal of this Ramadan or to serve up to guests during one of the three days of the upcoming ‘Eid celebration. Among her many interesting cookbooks ...

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Norwegian Dishes Made Halal

Scandinavian Dishes Made Halal: Norwegian Veal Scallops in Cream Sauce

My most recent food interest has cast me far away into the land of the Nordic countries of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. I never imagined I would find such an incredibly clean and tasty way of cooking and choosing ingredients from lands far colder than Chicago. I’ve learned by watching cooking shows such as New Scandinavian Cooking and A Perfect ...

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Moroccan Stuffed Leg of Lamb: An ‘Eid Dish Your Guests Will Savor

‘Eid Mubarak! (Blessed ‘Eid!) to everyone who celebrates, and for those who don’t it just means that the blessed month of Ramadan is over and so is our daily fasting. It shouldn’t go without mentioning that out of love and respect for the poor, hungry and deprived of the world, we Muslims who are fortunate enough to fill our bellies should ...

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Simple Steak

Many readers are asking for more delicious ideas for meat recipes and this is the first one to come to mind because it’s my absolute favorite. It’s so simple, yet utterly delicious and satisfying. I’m really not one to make recipes over and over again because I love diversity too much, but I have to admit making this several times ...

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