Panang Curry Paste Stir Fry with Shrimp and Baby Corn

Panang Curry Paste Stir Fry with Shrimp

  I’m a huge fan of stir fry. Depth of textures and flavors aside, it’s usually easy to throw together and quick to cook. Most of the time I don’t follow a strict recipe but just gather fresh veggies and canned ones to toss into the wok. I made this dish while I was home… 

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Daring Cooks June 2012 – Cannelloni with Spinach Ricotta Filling

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This month’s daring cooks challenge was to make cannelloni from scratch, including fresh pasta and sauces. In the US cannelloni is erroneously referred to as manicotti which is actually a pre rolled dinner crepe as opposed pre rolled pasta. However you call it the dish required you to make an egg pasta from scratch, divide… 

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Pad Thai

Pad Thai is seriously one of my all time favorite dishes. I just can’t get enough. I used to buy those pre-made sauce mixes but eventually I knew I needed to work up to the real thing – making the sauce from scratch. The star ingredient is tamarind – which apparently can be substituted with lime juice… 

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Daring Cooks May 2012 – Boeuf Bourguignon

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This month’s daring cooks challenge was to make Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon. I hadn’t even heard of Julia Child before the Julie and Julia movie came out, but since then I’ve browsed through her numerous cookbooks and even read her memoir My Life in France, practically drooling over the meal descriptions.  Seeing as how this is one… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

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I used to dislike butternut squash. Well actually I just never really gave it a chance. I lumped it into the same group as sweet potatoes and pumpkin — a strange breed of vegetables that instead of being neutral in flavor were actually overly sweet. But I’ve come around a lot – no I still… 

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Broiled Salmon with Coconut Red Curry Sauce and Lime Scallion Rice {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

I go back and forth with salmon. Sometimes I love it, and other times I can’t stand the smell of it. With this recipe though, I definitely love it. I was planning on making my salmon teriyaki recipe for dinner last night but at the last minute decided to try something new. By now you… 

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Caramelized Onion and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart {Vegetarian}

I absolutely love puff pastry –  mainly because you can pop it out of the freeze anytime and there’s an endless array of flavor combinations which will produce a delicious appetizer tart. Many times I’ve scoured the fridge for random bits and pieces of ingredients, piled them on top of quickly rolled out puff pastry… 

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Daring Cooks April 2012 – Quinoa with Grilled Vegetables

This month’s Daring Cooks challenge was to create our own recipe. From each of these three lists we were to pick at least one ingredient: List 1: Parsnips, Eggplant, Cauliflower List 2: Balsamic Vinegar, Goat Cheese, Chipotle Peppers List 3: Maple Syrup, Instant Coffee, Bananas Honestly, I wasn’t too excited for this challenge. As much… 

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Indian Lemon Rice {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

I love Indian food but rarely cook it at home – mainly because a lot of the time Indian recipes requires a large variety of spices which I usually do not have on hand. Thereby requiring me to venture out to an Indian store (not that easy to find) and invest in these various ingredients…. 

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Quinoa with Corn and Black Beans

After a long week finally Friday has rolled around, and what better way to bring in the weekend than with a healthy, simple vegan recipe (or go straight for the crab rangoon if that’s how you celebrate cubicle freedom). After preparing my quinoa with artichokes and asparagus recipe several times in the last couple of… 

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