RECIPE: Red Pepper Tahini Dip

Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread or dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and other spices. America has gone hummus-crazy as any trip to a supermarket will tell show you: numerous brands and flavors. Tahini is combined with chickpea puree in a proportion of 1:6. There are more chickpeas, but tahini, which looks like…
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TIP OF THE DAY: International Sauces On Everyday Favorites ~ Part 2 Of 3

[5] Nuoc cham is the national condiment of Vietnam. Here’s the recipe from Gastronomy Blog (photo © Gastronomy Blog). [6] Peri-peri sauce is the national condiment of Peru. Here’s a recipe (photo © Flavor And The Menu). [7a] Romesco may be the most famous sauce in Spain (photo © Chef Aida Mollenkamp). [7b] Muhammara, a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: International Sauces On Everyday Favorites ~ Part 1 Of 3

[1] Chermoula, from North Africa, is spiced with cumin (photo © Off The Meat Hook). [2] You can serve this papaya sauce with a dessert, or spice it up to serve with fish, and meats. Here’s the recipe from A Spoonful Of Yum (photo © A Spoonful Of Yum). [3] Makhani is a gravy/curry flavored…
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FOOD FUN: Valentine Tacos

If you can find Ortega’s Red Bell Pepper Taco Shells*, you can make Valentine Tacos (photo #1). Or, arrange conventional tacos in a heart shape (photo #2). In either case, top Valentine tortillas with your favorite red garnishes, such as: Bell pepper Onion Radish Tomato   Top fish tacos with rosy pink imitation crab leg…
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