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13 June, 2022

How To Use Avocados In Your Culinary Adventures

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Avocados are a popular vegetable, though their actually a fruit. They can enrich just about any dish, as avocados are a versatile food. Avocados have several descriptive words to explain its flavor. Such as a creamy, buttery, and smooth fruit, with distinctive colors like bright yellow and green. Their aroma can be described as floral,
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26 April, 2016

How To Prepare Birria de Borrego

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  Preparing Birria de Borrego  can be considered a labor of love, as it takes more than three hours to prepare, and it is well worth it. What is the difference between lamb and beef you may ask? Lamb tends to have less marbling than beef, and when you trim the fat around the edges
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26 January, 2016

Prosciutto Cotto & Lentils

Comments : 4 Posted in : Main Dish, Pork on by : Cook Plate Fork
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Prosciutto cotto literally means “cooked ham.” It’s a popular cold cut in Italy, that is brined pork hindquarter that has been slowly cooked with its skin on to retain moisture. Prosciutto cotto usually contains less salt than cooked American ham which makes prosciutto a good recipe substitute. Lentils have 18 grams of protein per serving,
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19 January, 2016

Red Kale Cannellini Beans and Chorizo Soup

Comments : 11 Posted in : Soups - Salads - Sandwiches on by : Cook Plate Fork
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When the suns behind the winter clouds and not able to warm your skin, the next best thing is Red Kale Cannellini Beans and Chorizo Soup. The cannellini beans or white beans are also known as white Italian kidney beans. The skin of the white kidney beans are much thinner and more delicate than their red cousins. White beans
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4 April, 2015

Ginger Orange Chipotle Chicken

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What do you know about the “Blood Orange”? The blood orange is a type of orange with a flesh that is almost-blood-colored. The fruit is about the same size as an average regular orange, though it can be smaller or larger. What gives the blood orange its distinctive dark flesh color is due to the a
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12 March, 2015

Basil Pesto Linguine

Comments : 7 Posted in : Chicken, Main Dish, Pasta, Pork on by : Cook Plate Fork
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Are you familiar with Andouille sausage, which has its origins in Brittny, France. It is a smoked meat using pork. The sausage is used in used in Louisiana Creole culture. It is a sausage much like Mexican style chorizo as some Andouille sausage makers also use the gastrointestinal system of the pig. Andouille is made
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30 December, 2014

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Comments : 6 Posted in : Chicken, Soups - Salads - Sandwiches on by : Cook Plate Fork
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This soup is quick to prepare, very flavorful, and fills the tummy! It’s served with warm toasted yellow corn tortillas. Mexican Tortilla Soup is spicy and will warm you on a cold winter day or any time of the year. This is a basic chicken soup dish, but taken to the next level here at
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20 November, 2014

Quinoa Tuna Patties

Comments : 2 Posted in : American, Brunch or Lunch, Fish on by : Cook Plate Fork
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We were hungry, and I thought fast, and this is what I came up with, “Quinoa Tuna Patties.” Quinoa is a gluten-free whole grain, will actually it has been simulated to be called a whole-grain. Wikipedia describes quinoa best by saying, ” Quinoa is a species of goose-foot, it is a grain grown primarily for its
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12 October, 2014

Chicken Avocado & Watercress Salad

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Upland cress is high in phytonutrients, such as iodine, iron and phosphorus, as well as antioxidant vitamin A and C. It also has 14.76 mg of lutein per four (4) ounces, which is great for eye sight. Upland cress has a peppery flavor much like arugula, and will add zing to your favorite sandwich or
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4 August, 2014

Chopped Broccoli Tomato and Bacon Salad

Chopped Broccoli Tomato and Bacon Salad
Comments : 8 Posted in : Brunch or Lunch, Salads as a Main Course, Soups - Salads - Sandwiches on by : Cook Plate Fork
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First Published August. 4, 2014 – Updated August. 14, 2021 Broccoli and cauliflower are part of the cruciferous or mustard family. In scientific terms, it is called the Brassicaceae family. It composes a wide array of plants that offer tons of health benefits. One health benefit in particular is the vegetables have cancer fighting effects.
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