October 2010

Spicy Andalusian Seafood Paella

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by Sara Hafiz on October 22, 2010

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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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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October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month {NBCAM}. A health campaign to increase awareness & raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, & cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. NBCAM provides a platform for the breast cancer charities and also reminds women that the key [...]

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I’m loving Dorie Greenspan’s new book, Around My French Table. It’s a gorgeous book with the most mouthwatering recipes. My book was waiting for me at my doorstep when I got home today, I could not wait to open the box and go through the book! Dorie’s book has the most scrumptious recipes with gorgeous [...]

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Pissaladière w/ Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms

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by Sara Hafiz on October 11, 2010

There is something special about Autumn!  When it’s a bit nippy outside and I can hear the children playing in the colorful leaves, I just love to hang out in my kitchen!  I especially love to bake savory tarts  or roast a  chicken for dinner. Pissaladière is a savory, Provencal onion tart layered with olives, [...]

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