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Ilona’s Chili

My father’s chili is too sweet, my husbands is too beany and the spices overpower it…so I decided to create my own mix from these two recipes. Ilona’s Chili Ingredients: 1000g ground beef (or mix of beef/veal) 8 big celery … Continue reading

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Gluten Free / Dairy Free / Tomato Sauce Free PIZZA

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Hi all, so i’ve decided to do a detox, and then continue on with an elimination diet.  I eliminated all gluten, dairy, additives, coffee, alcohol, soy, peanuts, corn, processed foods and also nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers). Needless to … Continue reading

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John Dory Tagine

After my visit to morocco a few years back, I started cooking tagines at home. Unfortunately the actual Tagine I smuggled back into the country (on my back) broke somewhere between my London or JFK connection. Luckily, Sur La Table … Continue reading

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Quinoa Ratatouille

I want to help ratatouille make a comeback and I’m going to use quinoa to do it. I absolutely love ratatouille and this one pot dish is a perfect variation. A filling healthy meal. It has quickly become my go-to … Continue reading

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Stuffed Cabbage (Dolmeh Kalam)

I got this recipe from my mom – it’s one of those comfort foods for me – but it’s healthful at the same time. I could make a thousand variations; use any herbs/meats/no meat…but I like this one just the … Continue reading

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Freshly Hunted Dove a la Rosemary

This past hunting season, I had the privilege of trying fresh dove for the first time…after a bit of hesitation (haven’t been a huge meat eater these days), I go for it. I love to try everything once. I was … Continue reading

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Lemon Saffron Chicken

Perhaps one of the most straight forward-close-your-eyes-and-make-it Persian dishes. Yet so good. Makes me feel warm on a rainy day. Chicken and Rice. Plain and Simple. Arroz con pollo. It contains no oil and I remove the skin (but keep … Continue reading

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Quinoa Bolognese a la Persian (with Tahdig)

This is one of my guilty treats! It just takes spaghetti meat sauce to the next level. You may never go back…I like to use quinoa pasta because I find the flavor is heartier and the pasta really lends itself … Continue reading

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Herb Crusted Salmon

This is one of my favorite salmon dishes. It’s easy to make for 1 or in a large quantity for a party. I vary the herbs I use depending on what I have on hand. The combo below is one … Continue reading

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Shrimp Lettuce Wrap with Hummus & Veggies

1  tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp ginger, grated 1  tsp fresh turmeric, grated (used dried if you can’t find fresh) 1  yellow squash, cut into matchsticks 1 large handful green beans, trimmed and cut in half 1 pound raw shrimp … Continue reading

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