Slow Braised Lamb Shanks

Comfort food does not get any better – this Slow Braised Lamb Shank is worth the wait. Couple it with some simple garlic, sour cream mashed potatoes and it is definitely a marriage made in heaven. My relationship with lamb dates back to childhood; my Daddy was a well known butcher. That meant the lamb…

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken Breasts

Pass me the cilantro, please! This is one of those herbs, that packs a lot of flavor and what’s more, it is very healthy – cilantro is a natural preservative and it contains antioxidants, amongst other health benefits. [MedicalNewsToday]. This chicken breast recipe is all about the marinade – cilantro coupled with fresh lime juice…

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Herbs and Spices Turkey Meat Sauce

To create the best meat sauce you need time to marry the flavors; the longer you simmer the more intense the flavors. Couple the meat with beans to create an exotic texture. And add spinach, or you can use kale, to incorporate vegetables into the sauce – kids will enjoy it, spinach and all. This…

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Lemongrass Tea Smoothie

Talk about childhood memories – I grew up drinking lemongrass tea. We used to grow the lemongrass plant in our backyard. My sister flew in from North Dakota for the holidays and she gave me freshly dried lemongrass – she actually grows lemongrass in her backyard in the Summer. Lemongrass is used in many Asian…

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Crispy Oven-Roasted Chicken

It doesn’t get any better than this – a very simple chicken that makes deep fried chicken look pale in comparison. I created this recipe several years ago; I usually make it once a year during the holiday season when I have a crowd over at our house. It never fails to delight the palates…

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Deep Fried Shrimp Balls with Buffalo Marinara Sauce

This is an easy and delicious appetizer recipe that is excellent for Super Bowl game night or any gathering. This shrimp ball reminds me of the shrimp fritters my Mom used to make. They pack a tremendous amount of flavor and the Buffalo Marinara Sauce is to die for (not literally). This sauce is also…

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Oven-Roasted Wild Salmon

Salmon – just what the Doctor ordered – I have been eating wild salmon for many years now and my choice is always the wild Pacific type. I find it to have a very buttery-like flavor. My love-affair with salmon started when I noticed that I no longer suffered from three to four sinus infections…

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Omega-3 Green Tea Smoothie

Omega-3, antioxidants and other nutrients are what this smoothie is all about. The Omega-3 comes from walnuts, which is plant-based. This type of Omega-3 is known as ALA and it is listed amongst the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. [MedicalNewsToday] For extra health benefits, I used green tea as the foundation which makes it…

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Berry Persimmon Smoothie

One of my favorite things to do is to create amazing and interesting smoothies that are filled with antioxidants and nutrients. They have always worked well for me right after my intensive workouts – I can put away a meaningful portion that keeps me filled for hours. During this past holiday season, I served cut…

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