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Modified Romesco Sauce

I love this classic Catalan sauce because it is most versatile – it goes well as a dip with vegetables or with crackers (makes for a great party appetizer) and it absolutely delicious with any kind of fish! One of the most classic ways of eating this sauce is with grilled spring onions (it’s a huge tradition in that...
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Indian Style Okra or Bhindi Masala

I have repeatedly been asked for this recipe but until now I had avoided putting it up because I thought my Indian readers would find it really odd that I was putting up a recipe for something so simple and so common. Okra is a very common vegetable in India but in the US and other parts of the...
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Charred Peppers, Chorizo and Quinoa Salad

The best part of summer is that I get to experiment with fresh produce from the farmer’s market. Yesterday I had bought quite a haul from the downtown Bethesda Farmers’ Market. I had an assortment of multicolored hot and sweet peppers, a lot of multicolored cherry and grape tomatoes and a large chorizo sausage made by a local Amish...
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Grilled Asian Swordfish Kabobs

I have been trying to incorporate more fish in our diet at home but given the varied preferences and tastes of everyone in the family (the two kids, my husband and I) it is hard to find common ground that might work for everyone. At one point everyone in the family loved Salmon (especially Teriyaki Salmon) but then my...
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Creamy, Zucchini, Basil and Bacon Soup

My regular readers may have seen my recent pictures on facebook of my baseball bat sized Zucchini that I picked yesterday from my backyard veggie patch. Despite being so big, the zucchini were quite tender and not in the least seedy inside. Fresh Zucchini is an excellent source of antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C and with all the effort...
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