Monthly Archives: January 2016

10 Interesting Spring Season Recipes

Spring season is coming in a month and we have collected some interesting spring recipes for you. Hope you like them!

  1. Pea Pancakes

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These blini-like pancakes would be an ideal appetizer for parties. Sweet and mouth-watering, the pancakes are wonderful.

 Pea Pancakes Recipe

  1. Ricotta Gnocchi with Leeks and Fava Beans

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Ricotta found near Florence is of great quality and that is what motivated to create these dumplings.

Ricotta Gnocchi with Leeks and Fava Beans Recipe

  1. Spring Egg-Drop Soup

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Spring is best for trying different garlic spring, unformed cloves along with young garlic. Try all these in this soup that is full of vegetables.

Spring Egg-Drop Soup Recipe

  1. Toast With Lemony Pea Mash

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This mash has intense salty and citrusy flavor due to preserved lemon used in it. Make sure that the pith and flesh of the lemon is scooped out and only peel is used.

Toast With Lemony Pea Mash

  1. Poached Eggs & Avocado Toasts

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This poached egg dish is great for lunch, brunch or dinner. The only cooking time taken is during poaching and bringing water to simmer.

Poached Eggs & Avocado Toasts

  1. Fettuccine With Asparagus

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This is wonderful dish that combines pasta with fresh asparagus in red sauce. It is easy to prepare and an alternative dish for pasta.

Fettuccine With Asparagus

  1. Roasted Strawberry- Buttermilk Sherbet

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This recipe is very easy to prepare. Leave your ice cream canister in the freezer to make an easy dessert. For great flavor, try roasting the strawberries first.

Roasted Strawberry- Buttermilk Sherbet

  1. Spring Minestrone With Chicken Meatballs

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Besides carrots and spinach, you can use any kind of fresh vegetables can be used in the soup.

Spring Minestrone With Chicken Meatballs

  1. Pasta With Peas, Asparagus, Butter Lettuce, And Prosciutto

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The key is to make use of medium shell or campanelle pasta. This pasta uses many ingredients like salty prosciutto and green peas.

Pasta With Peas, Asparagus, Butter Lettuce, And Prosciutto

  1. Poached Wild Salmon With Peas And Morels

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This exquisite dish is delicious with fresh and wild king salmon. You can use any varieties of salmon.

Poached Wild Salmon With Peas and Morels Recipe

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8 Popular Chinese Recipes

Chinese cuisine has many exquisite styles and features. The recipes of China have a distinct aroma, taste, color, appearance and meaning.

In this article, we have gathered eight Chinese recipes that are popular among people visiting China.

  1. Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

This dish has a bright orange-red color. It also delicious with sweet and sour taste. Initially, the dish started as sweet and sour pork but after some modifications, pork can now be substituted with chicken, pork ribs or beef.

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

 

  1. Gong Bao Chicken

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This is a Sichuan style dish that is very famous. It is popular in China and liked by foreigners. It is made of chili (dried), chicken (diced) and peanuts (fried).

Gong Bao Chicken Recipe

 

  1. Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu

Ma po Tofu is a famous dish. It is an important part of Chuan Cuisine and has been a part of Chinese culture for more than 100 years. Ma refers to hot and spicy taste which, we get from pepper flavor used in Chuan Cuisine.

Ma Po Tofu Recipe

 

  1. Wontons

Wonton

Wontons have been present since the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Wantons are customarily eaten on winter solstice by the people of China. The most popular shape of Wanton is right triangle. They are similar to Tortellini and are most commonly boiled and served with soup. They can also be deep fried. Their filling can be done with pork or shrimp.

Wonton Recipe

 

  1. Dumplings

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Dumplings have been a part of Chinese cuisine for more than 1,800 years. It is a traditional food which is very popular in North China. Dumplings are filled with chopped vegetables and minced meat and are wrapped with thin dough pieces. Some common fillings include: pork, shrimp, chicken, vegetables and beef. They are popular New Year food.

Dumplings Recipe

 

  1. Chow Mein

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The word Chow Mein means “stir-fried noodles”. This dish usually consists of meat (chicken, shrimp, beef or pork), noodles, celery and onion.

Chow Mein Recipe

 

  1. Peking Roasted Duck

Peking Duck

This is a very famous dish of Beijing. It is considered as the national dish of China and enjoys world fame. Peking duck is tasty because of crispy and thin skin.

Peking Duck Recipe

 

  1. Spring Rolls

Spring Roll

Spring rolls are a favorite recipe of Chinese people. The spring rolls are either filled with meat or vegetable and the taste is sweet and savory. After the filling is done in wrappers, it is fried until the spring roll gets its golden yellow color.

Spring Rolls Recipe

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10 Interesting French Recipes

Home chefs from around the world prepare exquisite French meals with ease. Many dishes, like quiche and crème brulee are favorite French recipes. Here we introduce to you, 10 traditional French dishes. Some of these dishes are healthy and can be prepared very fast.

  1. Salad Nicoise

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This is a classic French salad. It contains hard-boiled eggs, olives, tuna and baby red tomatoes. It is perfect for light dinner or lunch. This is a hearty salad and can be considered full meal.

Salad Nicoise Recipe

  1. Bacon and Leek Quiche

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Julia Child loved Quiche. This dish has flaky pastry crust, nutty Gruyere cheese filling. It is a crispy recipe.

Bacon and Leek Quiche Recipe

  1. Parsleyed New Potatoes

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This is a mouth-watering French dish with steamed new potatoes. The seasoning is done with salt, butter and parsley. In addition, these can be prepared in a microwave, saving much time.

Parsleyed New Potatoes Recipe

  1. Chicken Fricassee

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Mix mushroom, chicken and potatoes in a slow cooker. The result is a perfect dinner for the night.

Chicken Fricasse Recipe

  1. Sole with Pesto Cream

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Any kind of sole can be used for this dish. Their flavor is delicate and simple pesto cream sauce is added to it to enhance the flavor.

Sole with Pesto Cream Recipe

  1. Mushroom Glazed Pork Chops

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These are tender and easy to make baked pork chops. These chops are best served with buttered green beans. You can also try fresh mushrooms, slightly sliced and sautéed.

Mushroom Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

  1. Beef Burgundy

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The bacon has not been added in this recipe. But beef chuck has been kept, although chick is fattier. A lot of vegetables like carrots, mushrooms, frozen peas and carrots are added.

Beef Burgundy Recipe

  1. Coq au Vin

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This is a classic French chicken casserole. But it has been given a makeover that is healthy, rich and deep flavored.

Coq Au Vin Recipe

  1. Madeleine

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Madeleine is a traditional French cookie recipe. Everyone can make this simple snack including the beginners.

Madeleine Recipes

  1. Vanilla Crème Brulee

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This is a classic baked custard that has a smooth sugar crust. You can prepare the custard a day before serving. It is best served cool.

Vanilla Creme Brulee Recipe

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10 Easy Italian Recipes

Italian cuisine is exquisite and there is a lot to explore. Here we have assembled some interesting Italian recipes that you will surely like.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi is prepared with shrimp drowned in large amounts of butter. This is a nutritious and delicious recipe.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Pasta with Zucchini and Toasted Almonds

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Mix the delicious pasta with olive tapenade bread sticks for fast and mouth-watering meal.

Pasta with Zucchini and Toasted Almonds

Filet Mignon with Arugula Salad

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This dish is very fast to prepare as it needs very little preparation. You need to sprinkle the meat with pepper and salt. After that it is well-cooked. It can be served with garlic bread or pasta.

Filet Mignon with Arugula Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Mediterranean Salmon

Peeling the fresh Salmon fish and mixing it with fresh salad makes this salad a great treat.

Mediterranean Salmon Salad Recipe

Chicken Puttanesca

Chicken Puttanesca

Puttanesca sauce with pasta is served with chicken. The taste of this recipe is worth the effort you put to make it.

Chicken Puttanesca Recipe

White Pizza with Tomato and Basil

White Pizza

Heating a sheet of cookie in the oven before putting the pie on it makes the crust crispier. Try the recipe of White Pizza with Tomato and Basil.

White Pizza with Tomato and Basil

Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca

Lemony Chicken

The meaning of Saltimbocca is “jump in the mouth”. This dish can be prepared fast and has woodsy sage, salty prosciutto and bright lemon as its ingredients.

Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe

Prosciutto, Spinach, and Pasta Casserole

Prosciutto

This is a very easy and low-fat spinach and prosciutto casserole dish. It can be prepared within an hour.

Prosciutto, Spinach, and Pasta Casserole Recipe

Simple Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

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This dish is great with pasta and rice. It is easy to prepare and doesn’t need many ingredients. You can also add a can of Pinto or Cannellini to make a basic stew.

Simple Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce Recipe

Shrimp Arrabbiata

Shrimp Arrbiatta

This dish originated in Rome. The dish contains tomato and red pepper sauce. The sauce can be poured on top of chicken, scallops, pork, tofu and your favorite vegetables.

Shrimp Arrabbiata Recipe

New Year Special: 10 Desserts For All Occasions

This New Year we bring to you special dessert recipes that you can try for all occasions.

  1. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue

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Immerse yourself in the pleasure of eating dark, rich chocolate fondue. It takes only four ingredients to make this delicious recipe.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue Recipe

 

  1. Champaign Cake

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This is a classic favorite. The cream cheese make it wonderful.

Champaign Cake Recipe

      

  1. Cheesecake

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This is a very simple recipe. The cream cheese pie is baked in a graham cracker crust. It is topped with delicious blueberries and strawberries.

Cheesecake Recipe

  

  1. Coconut Snowball Cake

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This cake has beautiful presentation and is very delicious. It’s a great holiday dessert and you can use this cake as a winter center piece.

Coconut Snowball Cake Recipe

 

  1. Meringues

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These Meringues are filled with almond flavor and also use food coloring. It can also be flavored with mint and colored green.

Meringues Recipe

 

  1. Zabaglione

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This is a wonderful recipe taken from Aunt Peggy’s The American Woman’s Cook Book. Although there are many recipes present for Zabaglione, but this is very different from others.

Zabaglione Recipe

 

  1. Ginger and Apple Sled Tarts

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This is a frozen puff pastry giving a rusty appeal to the recipe.

Ginger and Apple Sled Tarts Recipe

 

  1. Chocolate Cupcake

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I bake these for different functions and make cupcake towers. These cupcakes were a hit with children on a Valentine’s Day. Frosting can be used as it is much cheaper than icing sugar.

Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe 

 

  1. Panettone

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These moist Panettone are dotted with marzipan and raisins. The long rise gives the bread a flavor. Panettone stays fresh for longer periods.

Panettone Recipe

 

  1. Maple Ricotta Flans

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This is a very impressive and easy recipe that can be prepared a day ahead and stored in a fridge. It has 5 ingredients and can be prepared in just 15 minutes.

Maple Ricotta Flans Recipe

Happy New Year!!!

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