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Aglio, olio & peperoncini

by smth good 28 January 2011 pasta&risotto
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Cooking pasta for lunch or dinner has always been a blissful occupation and as I said before a cinematographic experience – just like in the movie, one of us was boiling pasta in a tall pot and the other was stirring into a sauce of some sort and we ended up kissing each other. Gosh, [...]

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Bean salad with a Greek twist

by smth good 27 January 2011 salads
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During the fasting period, it’s quite popular around here to prepare beans salads in a very simple manner – putting together some boiled beans with chopped onion and a classic vinaigrette (oil, vinegar, salt and pepper). Usually, this salad is prepared with beans boiled a day before and used also for other dishes. And if you [...]

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Sweet chili salmon

by smth good 23 January 2011 fish&seafood
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A fusion way of preparing salmon in Thai manner served with pesto tagliatelle – my husband called it IThailian salmon. A must-try combination of flavors and textures when in need of something exotic yet familiar – I’m in the mood for something new yet I’m so hungry that I wouldn’t try something completely outrageous mood. [...]

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Spaghetti with anchovy, tomatoes and basil

by smth good 16 January 2011 pasta&risotto
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Pasta seems to be the international symbol of an easy-to-cook meal at home. You see it in the movies  - he, prince charming, is cooking pasta to impress her, single but beautiful; (it’s true that in the movies all they cook is spaghetti with bolognese ragu but that is another story). Pasta is also an [...]

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Spanish oxtail stew – rabo de toro

by smth good 13 January 2011 meat&poultry
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Oxtail stews and soups have a long history all over Europe dating back to the Roman Empire and they go beyond this continent. One might stumble upon oxtail stews in China and other parts of the world, cooked in so many various manners. As slow food is back on track, any oxtail stew is a [...]

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Roast leg of lamb – Italian style

by smth good 11 January 2011 meat&poultry
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Traditionally, lamb is the main ingredient during Easter in this part of the world and this is such a shame because a good lamb roast is a perfect dish for a Sunday brunch with friends and family. So, we decided to break this tradition … every month . The recipe below is a full-flavored leg [...]

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Ajo blanco – Garlic cream soup

by smth good 5 January 2011 soups
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Ajo blanco (white garlic, in Spanish) is a cold cream soup with almond milk, garlic, bread and olive oil. It’s one of the most special recipes in the Iberian Peninsula, older than gazpacho with such a fresh and unique flavor. Served chilled with white grapes sliced in halves, this creamy soup is a marvelous surprise [...]

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