YAKITORI CHICKEN

Yakitori Chicken

Yakitori is one of the oldest and most popular traditional Japanese dishes. It’s a casual dish, great for after work with a beer or for a laid back party. Bite-sized pieces of chicken, chicken parts, meat or vegetables are skewered and cooked over a charcoal grill or an open flame, and glazed with a sweet teriyaki sauce. If you’re looking for a tasty festive recipe – something to throw on the grill and enjoy with family and friends, chicken yakitori is a great choice!…

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7 Flavor Precious Chicken

7 FLAVOR PRECIOUS CHICKEN

Have you ever noticed how the names of dishes on Chinese restaurant menus often evoke scenes or emotions, rather than describing what’s in them? In contrast American restaurants are often extremely literal in their menu item names – including details like the name of the farm where the animal who’s meat you’re eating lived, and…

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spice-crusted pork potatoes and vegetables

SPICE-CRUSTED PORK, POTATOES AND VEGETABLES

One of my favorite things to cook and eat is a big pile of roasted potatoes, vegetables and onions.  I decided to make a whole meal of it, by adding Spanish-style spice-crusted pork to the mix.  My latest recipe for Spanish Romesco Sauce, is what inspired this recipe. I needed something to sauce! The spice crusted pork…

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Spanish Romesco Sauce

SPANISH ROMESCO SAUCE

If a sauce could have charisma, that’s how I would characterize Romesco Sauce. It’s a vibrant, stunningly delicious condiment from Catalonia in northeastern Spain. I’ve come across it in cookbooks and magazines over the years, but I had never tried it before I started developing this recipe. When I pureed up my first batch and…

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Shrimp with White Beans and Crispy Kale

CANYON RANCH SHRIMP with WHITE BEANS and KALE

I just returned from a rejuvenating get-away, four days at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires.  That’s where this delicious Mediterranean shrimp salad recipe comes from. Canyon Ranch, if you don’t know it, is a health resort and spa in Lenox Massachusetts – a two hour drive from Boston. I went there because I was feeling frazzled…

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beef-bok-choy-sm-good

QUICK THAI BEEF BOK CHOY RICE BOWL

Adapted from Cooking Light I can finally say that I’m ready to take a break from braising and roasting – at least for a bit. The sun is shining here in Boston  and there are only a few inches of snow left on the ground. After a long grueling winter, the first sunny days of…

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