Culinary Creations

Warm North African Fragrant Turkey Stir Fry Over Basmati Rice

Quick lunch of the day to share with you all : -one pound ground turkey -one scallion, chopped -handful of fresh pomegranate seeds -1/3 cup raisins -two heaping tablespoons ras el hanout spice -quarter onion,  sliced. Sautee onions in a tablespoon canola oil -1/3 cup labne -1/4 cup tomato sauce -salt and pepper to taste,  … Continue reading

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Tropical Pineapple and Kiwi Salad

I was confident when I pulled out the ramekin of leftover diced pineapple (the rest had gone into baked pineapple chicken last week) and opened up a bag of favorite herb greens and lettuce from TJ’s. Pineapple is so sweet and refreshing,  and reminds me of summer. When I opened the fruit drawer in the … Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie – {a 10 step recipe in photos}
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Shepherd’s Pie – {a 10 step recipe in photos}

I made mashed potatoes in a stand mixer and, as I made a whole bag of potatoes worth, despite hungry dinner guests I still had a lot of leftovers. Potatoes are at the top of my favorite comfort foods -runs in the family – but, as a student of Nutrition and diseases related to poor … Continue reading

Avgolemono Soup
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Avgolemono Soup

Crock pots are pretty amazing. I was feeling a little under the weather on Thursday so I made a chicken soup that evolved in hour 6/7 of total slow cooking time into this warm and wonderful Greek soup. My version made in a 6 quart crock pot includes : -one free range, antibiotic- free chicken … Continue reading

Cinnamon Rolls
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Cinnamon Rolls

Happy Winter! The bite and sting of the cold winds in Beantown aren’t reaching my kitchen this season : a new “toy” has made it easier to make some yummy treats. The gentle whirring has served as a nice background for our home the last few days. 🙂 Still jet-lagged from our west coast trip, … Continue reading

“The Little Paris Kitchen” visits Boston!
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“The Little Paris Kitchen” visits Boston!

Hello readers, It has certainly been a while. In the interim while I’ve been away, I hope that you have enjoyed your other readings, good food and company with friends and family, and perhaps a little getaway or two. BlueBoots has gone on a number of adventures (oh, finishing another year of graduate school, planning … Continue reading

Egyptian Kofta @ Home
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Egyptian Kofta @ Home

My gustatory palette has been cycling between Brazilian, Chinese, and Egyptian cuisines lately, much to BrownBear’s delight, and after a lonnnnnnnng and indecisive stroll through the grocery store last week, and a little enthusiastic suggestion from BrownBear I took a deep breath and attempted this home-cooking favorite from my childhood. I’ve written some posts (see links … Continue reading