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Bruschetta

Bruschetta - classic Italian quick and easy snack-antipasto, which is a slice of dried good bread -  like ciabatta - toasted until light brown and crispy on a grill and  very high-quality olive oil with garlic. And then it all depends on your imagination because there are so many topping for a bruschetta. The most common recipe is with...
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Asparagus-tomatoes Tart with Cheese

Puff pastry is one of my favorite ingredients to use. You can always come up with something original to cook, whether it's a dessert or something savory with cheese, vegetables or meat. From simple ingredients you'll have something very tasty, original and satisfying. This appetizer with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and cottage cheese my 12 year old son absolutely LOVED and...
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Khachapuri

This is the Georgian national dish made from bread and cheese. There are a lot of variations of khachapuri - Imeretian, Adjarian, Abkhazian, Ossetian etc. They can be of different shapes also either round, puffed, or the classic which is in the form of a boat where the dough is formed into an open boat shape and topped with...
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Baklava

Here is my way version of baklava, one of my favorite sweet, rich pastry recipes. Baklava is usually served at room temperature, often garnished with ground nuts. After baking, baklava can stay for a few days, if, of course, you will not eat it faster :)...
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Cinco de Mayo

Some people think that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican Independence Day (16 September), but it is not, Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico to celebrate the victory of Mexican forces over the French army at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862. It's interesting, but the holiday is celebrated more in the United States, especially in the...
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Crispy Thai Fish

Tender, crisp, fish, with a pleasant spicy taste. One of my husband's favorite recipes. The steelhead trout can be substituted with salmon. Be sure to use tarragon with this recipe, it gives the dish sweetness along with the spicy flavor and aroma of anise. Without it the sauce is quite different. Also it’s important to roll fish in corn...
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Spicy Cuban Roasted Chicken

Tender, juicy chicken with rich spicy flavor, really delicious and easy to make. Instead of chicken thighs you can use chicken breasts. If you can, cook this chicken on the grill, the meat will be even more flavorful or also try in a crock pot (especially if cooking chicken breasts) tender meat is guaranteed! Goes great with a mixed...
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Thai Fish Cakes

Delicious fish cakes that are quick and easy to cook. You can use tilapia or steelhead trout for this recipe. The rice flour can be replaced with normal flour and a little corn starch. Serve this dish with rice and the sauce of your choice, I recommend jalapeno jam, sweet chili sauce or oyster sauce.  ...
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Russian-Korean Carrot Salad

This dish is very popular in my country, it's a must for any holiday. The funny thing is that in Korea this salad doesn't exist, but it was made by Koreans who  immigrated to Russia in the 1860s. This is a marinated salad with fresh carrot as the main ingredient and seasoned with oil, vinegar, fresh garlic, coriander seeds, and...
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Salmon Ceviche with Mango

Light, flavorful dish, this tasty appetizer looks wonderful in small bowls or martini glasses. The flavor of salmon is perfect with cucumber and mango, but be sure to use fresh fish for this dish. Perfect when eaten on hot summer days. Fresh, delicious and low calorie appetizer!...
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