SLOW COOKER BRAZILIAN FEIJOADA

Adapted from Cooking Light

Feijoada: Brazil's famous meat and bean stew

If you like a meaty dish, you might think Brazilian feijoada (pronounced fey-zhoo-ah-dah) is about the most delicious thing on the planet! It’s a hearty stew of black beans and a variety of meats, braised with onions, garlic and spices until everything is meltingly tender. It’s extremely popular in Brazil. Some consider it the national dish.

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Sri Lankan vegetable curry with toasted cashews

SRI LANKAN VEGETABLE CURRY #SundaySupper

Sri Lanka sounds like a dream destination. It’s a small tropical Island in the Indian Ocean, just south of India. It’s tiny, just larger than the state of West Virginia, but has lots going on: lush forests, national wildlife parks with elephants and leopards, ancient temples, beautiful unspoiled beaches, tea plantations (Ceylon), and fiery flavorful…

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A recipe for how to mix up the perfect Perfect Manhattan

THE PERFECT PERFECT MANHATTAN

Hi I’m Eddie, Lisa’s husband.  Lisa asked me to guest post about my favorite cocktail: the Perfect Manhattan. Ironically, the first time I ever had a Manhattan was in London. I was there on business, staying at a fantastic boutique hotel called Dukes in Mayfair. My colleague and I had just finished negotiating a deal and…

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Grilled Turkish Try this grilled Turkish Kofta Kebabs Recipe by Panning the Globe

GRILLED TURKISH KOFTA KEBABS

When I was in Istanbul two years ago, kebabs were everywhere: shish kebabs – grilled chunks of meat or chicken on a skewer; doner kebabs – meat cooked on a rotisserie and sliced off for serving; and kofta kebabs – ground lamb or beef shaped onto skewers and grilled. They were served with tomatoes (raw…

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chicken pizzaiola - try this quick chicken pizzaiola recipe from Panning The Globe

QUICK CHICKEN PIZZAIOLA with FRESH TOMATOES

The most gorgeous summer days have been gracing us here in Boston these past couple of weeks. It’s great to be outside walking, biking, hiking. I’ve moved my “office” to the backyard. There’s no time (or desire) to fuss in the kitchen and there’s no need to because the market is bursting with fresh fabulous…

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Neapolitan Fish in Crazy Water - a healthy weeknight dinner recipe from Panning the Globe

FISH IN CRAZY WATER

Pesce All’Acqua Pazza or Fish in Crazy Water refers to a Neapolitan poached fish dish that I discovered and loved on my recent trip to Italy. Happily, it’s easy to make at home – a perfect healthy weeknight dinner recipe. I promised I would share some of the great recipes I learned on my Italian cooking vacation,…

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How to Section Grapefruit + Video

HOW TO SECTION A GRAPEFRUIT (with VIDEO)

Maybe “luxurious” is not a word you’d normally associate with grapefruit, but that’s how it feels to me when I have a big bowl of grapefruit sections chilling in the fridge, ready to enjoy. It takes some work to eat a grapefruit (no matter how you slice it!) but I’m going to show you a…

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My Italian Cooking Vacation

MY ITALIAN COOKING VACATION

Hi! I just got back from a cooking vacation in Positano, Italy with my husband Eddie. It was a fantastic week of cooking classes and enjoying one of the world’s most picturesque spots. I have so many delicious new recipes but first I want to tell you about the trip and show you my photos.

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Salad

GRILLED ZUCCHINI CAPRESE SALAD

Adapted from Cooking Light and A Trip to Capri, Italy Ciao from Positano, Italy!  I’m here with my husband Eddie. We’ve been meaning to come here, to the Amalfi Coast, since we got married 25 years ago. It was supposed to be our honeymoon destination. But we had just bought a new house that needed a…

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blackened fish tacos recipe

BLACKENED FISH TACOS

Adapted from Cooking Light Blackened fish tacos is a happy dish – easy to make, festive, healthy, and scrumptious! Blackening is an extremely flavorful technique for cooking fish (or chicken or beef). It’s also super quick and easy: brush the fish with oil or butter; sprinkle with spices; sear in a very hot Cast Iron…

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Syrian Spinach Soup

SYRIAN SPINACH SOUP

Healthy Mediterranean food, with fresh seasonal ingredients, defines Syrian cuisine. Where I live, in New England, spring green is abounding. My reliable (insuppressible) mint plants are back in full force, attempting to vanquish the entire herb garden. Here’s a delicious, healthy, seasonal soup that features fresh mint and a mountain of spinach. 

Mackerel Crudo by Chef Jeff Fournier

THE ART OF FOOD

For the past 8 months I’ve been helping to plan an event called “The Art of Food.”  Last Wednesday night (5/27) was the big night.  100 guests turned out at a beautiful private home in Newton, MA, to meet and mingle with four of Newton’s star chefs and to enjoy an evening of food and…

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Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps - Panning The Globe

KOREAN BEEF LETTUCE WRAPS

Looking for an over the top appetizer? An explosion of flavor?  This recipe is  an appetizer version of my Korean BBQ Burger recipe.  Korean Bulgogi beef is so delectable – I want to keep finding ways to create new recipes around it!  The beef is sliced extra thin and marinated with soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic,…

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