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Crunchy Coconut Chicken Noodles features a velvety coconut sauce infused with zesty lime and a hint of Thai pepper, served over egg noodles alongside shaved carrots, bell peppers, tender chicken, and fresh cilantro, all garnished with a delightful crunchy pistachio topping. Crunchy Coconut Chicken Noodles is highly influenced by Thai cuisine. There are many typical elements, like lemongrass and coconut milk, but no ginger or strong curry. No peanut butter, *Satay, or hoisin sauce either. I really wanted to highlight the coconut flavour, often overpowered by other sauces or ingredients. I also wanted to counterbalance all that coconut sweetness with freshness and no better ingredients than lime and lemongrass! Pistachio Yum I love pistachios! I would put them in every dish if I could! And though I needed some crunch texture to make this Coconut Chicken Noodles dish whole, I’ve used fancy pistachios instead of the obvious peanuts! A pure…

Glühwein (German Mulled Wine) is a great hot beverage to have outdoors on a cold evening with good friends. Spiced to perfect and sweeter than wine, this concoction is heart-warming around the Holiday season. Glühwein is a warm and spiced wine is made to be taken outside, at the Christmas market, but it could also just be outside after a winter activity or to welcome guests over with this heartwarming drink. My husband is German, and his whole family enjoys every year going to the Christmas market while sipping on that comforting spiced-up wine. It makes you forget about the cold, and dipping your nose into the cup (yes, they drink this in a cup) makes you think of those perfect Christmas memories. The Spices The secret to a good gluhwein finds itself in the spices. I suggest some mix here, with lots of cardamom, but you could modify it slightly to…

Pho Bo with Spinach and Shiitake is similar to authentic Vietnamese soup but with some extra crunchy spinach and shiitake mushrooms to give it a little twist. It is an aromatic soup served with hot bone broth, rice noodles and loads of veggies. Pho Vietnamese soups are a delicious, delicate and unique dish, but adding a few extras like spinach and shiitakes makes it a touch more special. The traditional pho bo soup contains a few pieces of thinly sliced beef swimming in a clear but aromatic broth with noodles and scallions. This Pho Bo with Spinach and Shiitake version is slightly simplified but has extra veggies and no cilantro. The Broth The tricky part of this soup is keeping the broth clear, see-through, and not blurry, although fully packed in flavour. Here are fun critical steps to a straightforward yet powerful broth: Pre-boil the bones and rinse them before starting…

The popular Hugo Spritz is a beloved cocktail cherished for its delicate aroma and festive side. Crafted from elderflower syrup, sparkling wine, mint and lime, this enchanting concoction is served over ice with a hint of sparkling water. Hugo Spritz is a popular European drink made of a simple mix of sparkling wine and water, elderflower syrup, mint, and a slice of lime served on the rocks. It’s so simple, no need to take the shaker out, and it’s a delicate and festive cocktail that suits any occasion. Originally made with Italian Prosecco sparkling wine, this version uses Spanish Cava for a bubblier touch. Origin of the Hugo Spritz This cocktail originated in 2005 from a German living in the Alps who wanted to find a light, festive new aperitif for his guests, a summerish, not-too-strong cocktail. Originally, the drink was called Otto and made from Lemonbalm essence. Being a…

This vivid burgundy Beet Pasta is made with pesto or paste made of blended beet, feta, olive oil and pistachio. To add some texture, add crunchy arugula, crumbled feta, and pistachios to top it and give it a lovely contrasting colour! Sensational for the eyes and palate! Beet Pasta is elegant but quite a different type of pasta, a spot-on dish to impress on Valentine’s Day. To keep it healthier, I’ve used a Kamut fusilli pasta, but any whole wheat or high-fibre type would do here; the ruby red paste will cover all traces of brown pasta. It can be served as a main dish or side and could also be eaten warm or cold. Type of Pasta I’ve made this beet pasta recipe with kamut fusilli, the ancestor of modern wheat, or should I say, it’s the way wheat would be today without our interference (no GMO, etc). First…

Here is an exquisite selection of the Best Winter Soups to elevate your winter dining experience. As the frosty winds and chilly evenings set in, these soul-soothing main meal soups are the perfect companions to warm your heart and fill your kitchen with delightful aromas. From comforting classics to inventive twists, join us in exploring a collection from around the world that promises to make this winter season a culinary delight. Get ready to cozy up and savor the goodness of winter in every comforting spoonful! The list is separated into subdivisions: Pasta or Noodle Potato Beans & Lentils Meat Other The Pasta-Noodles Soups 1. Spicy Potsticker Soup from Lord Byron’s Kitchen Get frozen potstickers, wontons, or dumplings from your local store. For a delicious and healthy Spicy Potsticker Soup, cook them in a savory broth with green onions, garlic, ginger, and carrots. It is a fast, easy winter soup;…

An easy-breezy Greek Pasta Salad is a crowd-pleaser! Bring it to any event this summer; it will disappear soon. This version contains a mix of cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, onions, onion sprouts, and feta cheese for a colorful bowl! Who doesn’t like Greek salad? And who doesn’t like pasta? Right? This dish is the best of 2 worlds. The only ingredient missing here is the cucumber, which I thought wasn’t fitting too well. This pasta salad is fantastic to bring to any event, potluck, or birthday party… Nothing turns back in there if it’s too long on the counter. Plus, the kids will love this Greek Pasta Salad. Sunny Ingredients Bring out this fantastic bottle of olive oil you’ve received for Christmas. It’s time for it! Plus, don’t dare choose an olive other than the famous kalamata. It’s a Greek salad, after all. The Dressing The dressing is quite similar…

Summer Couscous Salad is a fresh side dish made with raw and crunchy zucchini, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, garlic, and a squeeze of lime. A super fresh side dish that goes with any type of protein or as a stand-alone salad! Served cold, this Summer Couscous Salad is a fresh side dish made with zucchini, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and garlic. Perfect for the hot summer days or to serve next to grilled chicken, meat, or fish. Also great sidedish to any seafood, quiche, or even on its own, or a great lunch for work. Plus, it’s a “done under 15 minutes” recipe and tastes so fresh, although the longer you let it in the fridge…, the better the flavors will merge. So, make sure to make a nig batch! This way, you’ll get some tasty leftovers for lunch the next day. Tabbouleh Little Cousin This tabbouleh cousin doesn’t use parsley but…

A Simple, elegant, and surprising dish made with lovely calamari, black linguine pasta, and a homemade Arrabbiata sauce spiced to perfection. There’s nothing like a seafood dish with a kick! Calamari Pasta in Arrabbiata Sauce is a great way to spice up your next dinner. If you have always wondered what that black ink pasta tasted like but never got around to buying it, this recipe will make you buy it repeatedly! Many are scared of those ink meals because of their color. But I assure you, it just tastes like the sea. Since I’ve been living in Spain, they use the ink of cuttlefish for many of their traditional meals like; croquetas in their ink, the arroz negro (black cuttlefish paella), and much more. Ink Pasta This recipe comes from my cooking school and is simple, elegant, and fun. Well… we had to make the fresh ink linguine by…

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