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  1. Grilled ahi steaks with cilantro pesto

    Another old printout of an old recipe my husband wanted to keep. This one is from Mark Bittman.

    • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • Juice of 1/2 lime
    • Ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 tuna steak …
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  2. One skillet chicken and stuffing

    Sat 10 September 2016 | tags: chicken |

    This recipe is adapted from Cooks Country.


    • One whole chicken (~4 pounds)
    • 6 tb butter
    • 2 tb minced fresh sage
    • 2 tb minced fresh thyme
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 medium onions, chopped
    • 3 ribs celery, chopped
    • 5-6 cups cheap Italian bread, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
    • 1/3 …
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  3. Moqueca

    Most recipes for moqueca I've seen are heavier, with a coconut milk base. This one is lighter and makes a nice summer dish because you don't have to stand in front of a hot stove.

    Serves 3-4


    • 2 medium onions, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil …
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  4. Green bean and pork curry

    This is based on a recipe from a pan Asian cookbook by Madhur Jaffrey. It's a Thai recipe she calls "Moo pad prik sai tua fak yao." I always like to look up variations of recipes but googling that phrase returns only Jaffrey's recipe. There must be another translated phrase …

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  5. Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

    This is a shrimp stir fry based on a recipe from a Cooks Illustrated cookbook. It uses a lot of the same ingredients in my Kung Pao style stir fry recipe but the sauce is quite different. For the bean paste, I usually use whatever bean paste I have on …

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  6. Chicken Tagine


    • 6 bone in, skin on chicken thighs
    • salt and pepper
    • 1/4 c AP flour
    • 3 tb vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp sweet paprika
    • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon …
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  7. Yam Curry

    This is a recipe my husband printed out many years ago from a website that no longer exists.

    • 1 lb yams, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes.
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 2 inch piece of ginger root, minced
    • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tbsp vegetable …
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  8. Chicken and Orzo

    This is based on a Chicken and Orzo recipe from Simply Recipes - one of my favorite recipe sites. I made it once when I was looking for something to do with the boneless chicken thighs in my freezer. I decided to adapt this recipe, and it's since become one of …

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