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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

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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

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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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26 October, 2015

Greek Grilled Chicken

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  Food magazine “Saveur” wrote that Greece is the fountainhead of European culture.  The mysterious Minoans were among the first residents of Greece, arriving around 2700 B.C. Besides finding wild grapes and making wine with them, they also discovered a bitter native berry they began to cure and press, and if you guessed the olive, you guessed
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7 October, 2015

Lentils and Purple Sweet Potato Stew

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Lentils as well as any legume are an inexpensive source of protein, as well  as fat-free, high in fiber and rich in a number of essential nutrients. Adding lentils to your diet offers a number of health benefits, from controlling your weight to promoting heart health. You need 25 to 30 grams of fiber everyday,
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21 February, 2014

Say Good-bye to Soggy Rice

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When rice is cooking the moisture starts to rise to the lid, the condensation then drips back onto the rice, adding the chance of soggy or sticky rice. Neither is appealing. When cooking rice, fold a clean towel (not a paper towel) and put it between the lid and the pot. With the folded towel between the
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