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Mexican rice

I don’t usually like rice because it’s bland, so I am always looking for ways to introduce some bold flavors into rice. I created this recipe using all Mexican flavors, and added turmeric to give it its signature yellow color.  This Mexican – inspired rice is flavorful and zesty.   Family approved! You will need: 1 … Continue reading

Firecracker meatballs

Firecracker meatballs

Wonderful variation of meatballs.  The full recipe is here. You will need: 2 lbs ground chicken or turkey 4 tsp. garlic, minced 2 eggs 1 cup bread crumbs 1/2 tsp. paprika salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup hot sauce 1 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp. apple sider vinegar 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes salt … Continue reading

Котлеты (Russian sliders)

Котлеты (Russian sliders)

Even though this is a Russian staple, there are many recipes of these.  One recipe I found includes yogurt, so I recently started adding it instead of an extra egg and my family loves the texture.  You can bake them for healthier version, but the classic recipe is fried. You will need: 1 lb. ground … Continue reading

Чахохбили (Georgian chicken)

Чахохбили (Georgian chicken)

This flavorful dish is family approved and delicious. You will need: 2 lbs chicken thighs or drumsticks 2 tbsp. butter 2 yellow onions, cut in half moons 2 bell peppers, any color, cut into thin strips 2 – 4 cloves of garlic, minced 28 oz canned tomatoes 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 tsp. хмели … Continue reading