1. 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

    Ingredients

    • 2 medium onions, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Chicken Tagine

    Ingredients

    • 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I don't know anyone who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies. One of my favorite recipes comes from Cook's Illustrated (warning: paywall), but is pretty time consuming in browing the butter, repeated mixing and resting, etc.

    I've found a few simpler recipes and tweaked them until I developed this one that's …

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