To Cook or Not to Cook

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It used to be that the question of whether to cook or not to cook was never asked. This is because cooking was not optional, it was necessary for survival, at least it has been since humans evolved from eating raw meat millions of years ago. For once humans learned to cook,…

Green Pea Soup with Mint

Green Pea Soup with Mint served with croutons

This is a great recipe for using dried peas and the taste is light and fresh. I adapted this from a book of Indian recipes. Green Pea Soup with Mint   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 30 mins   The frozen peas added at…

Mediterranean Baked Stuffed Eggplant

Baked eggplant with red potatoes

Mediterranean Baked Stuffed Eggplant   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins   Pair this dish with Mediterranean sides like whole-grain couscous. Recipe type: Main dish Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 large purple eggplant cut in half 2 pork sausages, skin removed (bratwurst size) minced 1 medium…

Coconut Shrimp Risotto

Plated on steamed spinach with fresh grated parmesagn on top.

Above: Plated on steamed spinach with fresh grated Parmesan on top. Coconut Shrimp Risotto   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour   Creamy and delicious, this dish is very healthy if you use brown rice. Recipe type: Main Serves: 6 Ingredients 1½ tbsp olive oil…

Oven-Fried Spicy Chicken

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Above: My son Marcos, diving into a bite of the cooked chicken. Oven-Fried Spicy Chicken   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour 15 mins   This a great, low-fat version of fried chicken with an Indian spice kick. Recipe type: Main course Serves: 4 Ingredients…