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A Rustic Apple Tart with Homemade Marzipan & Caramel Sauce {A Pictorial of Toledo, Spain}

Toledo, Spain was once the capital city, and  now a World Heritage Site. Toledo is only 2 hours train ride from Madrid. We took the AVE Train from Attocha Train Station and in just few hours we arrived at this medieval city! Toledo still retains the atmosphere and aura which are characteristic of so many [...]

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Spaghetti al Melone {Giuliano Hazan’s Recipe from his Wonderful Book, Thirty Minute Pasta}

Thirty Minute Pasta by Giuliano Hazan You are probably thinking why is there a melon in this pasta recipe- I say try this recipe especially when you have a dinner party!  Try to have your guests figure out what’s the prominent flavor in the sauce. I bet  your guests won’t be able to guess! According [...]

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Roasted Lamb Shanks in Flavorful Thai Flavors topped w/Creamy Coconut Gravy

I’m always experimenting with combining different flavors together. I love the complex flavors of Thai cuisine which manage to always tantalize our taste buds with spicy, sour, salty & sweet goodness. Now pair these distinct flavors with juicy &  succulent flavors of lamb, it was a match made in heaven. I feel fortunate to live [...]

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Spicy Andalusian Seafood Paella

My first authentic Paella experience was in the Spanish Andalusian city of Seville. I loved how the Paella had a spicy taste from Cayenne pepper which paired perfectly with the sweet & smoky flavors of Pimenton Spanish paprika & wood fire roasted Paquillo peppers. I used authentic Spanish ingredients which I brought back from Spain [...]

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Labneh~ A Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Sumac & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Laban ~ Homemade yogurt is an essential part of the Middle Eastern diet. Home-made yogurt is preferably a favorite over the commercial store brands. Home-made yogurt seems to taste sweeter and fresher. There are just few ingredients like milk and yogurt. Many families have a “starter” yogurt that lasts for years, sometimes even generations. Taste [...]

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