Monthly Archives: August 2014

  1. Greek Cuisine: Flavorful Options For Hot Summer Months

    Greek Cuisine: Flavorful Options For Hot Summer Months

    Tzatziki In the summer months, no one wants to turn on the oven or slave over a hot stove. However, you can only grill outside so many nights a week before you start getting tired of burgers, brats and...

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  2. Crazy Ice Cream Flavors & Intriguing Sundae Toppings

    Crazy Ice Cream Flavors & Intriguing Sundae Toppings

    Sundae Who doesn’t love ice cream? Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate chip…there’s all kinds of flavors to choose from. But nowadays it seems that there are new flavors coming out all the time—and many of them are just plain wacky! Would...

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  3. Meatless Monday - The Cheese Stands Alone

    Meatless Monday - The Cheese Stands Alone

    The Cheese Stands Alone On this crazy food journey, so many have shared many new and interesting recipes that omit meats.  I have also eliminated dairy from my diet, and this has been one of the biggest challenges for...

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  4. How To Make Great Taco Beef Without a Seasoning Packet

    How To Make Great Taco Beef Without a Seasoning Packet

    Beef Tacos There's a reason beef is one of the go-to choices for Mexican food and tacos.  The earthy tones of the meat match really well with the strong chili spices. But its surprising how many home cooks only know...

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  5. Glorious Gumbo - Three Ways

    Glorious Gumbo - Three Ways

    New Orleans Inspired Gumbo As a follow-up to one of my latest pieces on Shrimp, I must share some Gumbo recipes from our friends in New Orleans. Gumbo is a great recipe in which to enjoy shrimp.    The first two...

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  6. Healthy Recipes: Avocado Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    Healthy Recipes: Avocado Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    Avocados are a staple in diets around the world. Whether they are enjoyed simply for their taste or eaten to promote a healthy lifestyle, these unconventional fruits add a unique flavor to a variety of dishes. Known also as...

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  7. Olala! Life in France – I. Bread

    Olala! Life in France – I. Bread

    Bakery Salut mes amis, it´s been sometime since my last blog for Cilantro cooks!  Quite a few things have changed since then.  Recently I moved from Prague to Nice the said called ?Pearl of Azure Coast? in the South of France,...

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  8. Traditional French Crepes

     Traditional French Crepes

    Crepes with Mascarpone One of the easiest and most satisfying recipes in French Cuisine is for the crepe.  You can make sweet crepes for dessert, or savory crepes for an appetizer or snack.  One of the most traditional desserts with...

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  9. Food Hacks for Everyday Flavor Boosts

    Food Hacks for Everyday Flavor Boosts

    Chocolate and chili Depending on how long you have been creating in the kitchen, you may or may not have already picked up an impressive laundry list of "tricks" to improve flavor in your favorite dishes.  We all know...

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  10. Simple Elegance - Tres Leches Cake

    Simple Elegance - Tres Leches Cake

    Berries of Summer This week I was asked for advice of how to serve all of these wonderful summer fruits.  Of course these summer treasures can be served together as a simple and healthy dessert.  Or, they can be...

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