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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this sizzling garlic steak

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Garlic produces magic in many cuisines. With thoughts of the start of the Chinese New Year, I mixed it with soy sauce, brown sugar and peanuts for this quick Chinese Garlic Steak.

Shortcut tip: To make the meal even faster, buy beef cut for stir-frying at the market.

For the Asian Noodles, look for fresh or steamed Chinese noodles in the ...Read more

Warm up with this Thai tilapia dish

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Thai peanut sauce and coconut milk add an intriguing flavor to tilapia. For this recipe they are simmered together creating a flavorful sauce to gently coat the fish.

Peanut sauce is the base for many Thai dishes and is made from roasted peanuts, soy sauce and spices. There are several types in the supermarket. I choose a thick one when it is ...Read more

Chili con carne perfect for special dinner

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Chili con carne is as American as Football. Some like it hot, some like it mild, but almost everyone likes chili. Here's a recipe that's great for parties and great for a quick, easy dinner for two.

Serve the chili with bowls of sour cream chopped onion and cilantro. Chili freezes well. Double the recipe and freeze half for another quick dinner...Read more

Hearty chickpea, pasta soup warms up wintry nights

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Chickpeas and orzo make this a hearty soup and a meal in itself. It's an ancient Roman dish. Complete the meal with warm Cauliflower Salad, another Italian dish, which is from Campania, an area that includes Naples.

Leeks can have dirt inside. An easy way to clean leeks is to make long cuts from the base of the leek to the tip of the leaves ...Read more

Enjoy this Indian-flavored dish without long prep time

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Saag Gosht serves up flavors of India. An authentic one uses freshly ground spices and long cooking times. By using good quality cubes of lamb cut from the leg and ground spices, this dinner retains the essence of Indian food without the long preparation.

Helpful Hints:

-- Ask the butcher to cut lamb cubes from the leg with most of the fat ...Read more

Pork fried rice perfect for leftovers

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Fried rice needs to be crisp and flavorful. That's the key to this pork fried rice. Chinese restaurants use special equipment to get their woks very hot. For home cooking, add the ingredients and let them sit for one or two minutes before tossing. This allows the wok to return to a high heat after the cold food has been added.

This is a perfect...Read more

Swordfish dish has Spanish influences

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This is a quick dish, swordfish in a spicy sofrito sauce that captures the flavors of Spain. The combination of onion, tomato, garlic and oil is used in many cuisines. The Spanish call it sofrito, and it forms the base for many Spanish dishes. Here is a simple version that will go with fish, chicken or vegetables.

Serve it over a bed of ...Read more

Taco lettuce wraps make a healthy, light post-holiday meal

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Offset some of the rich holiday meals we've enjoyed with this quick, light, vegetarian meal. Using lettuce leaves instead of flour tortillas creates a fresh crisp wrap for these tacos. I've adapted this recipe from Richard Ingraham's "Eating Well to Win" cookbook. He is a private chef to NBA stars and talked about healthy eating at the Miami ...Read more

Sukiyaki is a quick dinner amid holiday hustle and bustle

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Looking for a quick meal at this busy time of year? Try this Sukiyaki (Japanese Beef and Soy Sauce). In Japan, sukiyaki is a one-dish meal made right at the table. It's a great dinner for when you're in a hurry. The cooking can be done in 5 minutes.

Prepare all the ingredients in advance by boiling the noodles and cutting and arranging the ...Read more

Chicken, Beaujolais sauce makes a special holiday meal

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A simple Beaujolais sauce glazes chicken for a special meal at this holiday time of year. You can use the same wine in the recipe that you are drinking. If not, use any dry red wine you have on hand. I often use red wine left over from a previous evening for sauces.

The recipe calls for raising and lowering the heat to make the sauce. If you ...Read more

Cod, pineapple rice dish blends texture, taste

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The subtle flavor and crunchy texture of pecans blend with the delicate flavor of cod in this quick dinner. The nut crust seals in the juices keeping the fish moist.

Fresh pineapple cubes add a tropical flavor to brown rice in the side dish. Serve sliced tomatoes or open a bag of washed, ready-to-eat salad to complete the meal.

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Fluffy frittata is tasty and quick

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Cheese, red bell pepper and spicy, garlic potatoes make a tasty, vegetarian, quick dinner. The secret to a fluffy frittata is to let it cook slowly. The top is finished in the broiler.

Chipotle chili powder is used in the recipe. Chipotle peppers are a red jalapeno chili that is ripened, dried and smoked. Powdered chipotle can be found in the ...Read more

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