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Easy-Cheesy Quesadilla!

Hi! This is Nikita again. Today I made quesadillas! A quesadilla is basically a Mexican grilled cheese with queso which means 'cheese' in Spanish. The quesadillas I made needed one tomato, some Canadian bacon, and some green onion. The cheese I used was mozzarella. I first cut all my ingredients into small pieces ( with the mozzarella you can...
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Crab Rangoon

An easy recipe for crab rangoon. Crab rangoon is an appetizer in American Chinese cuisine of North America. For the filling you can add a little grated ginger and also replace the garlic powder with fresh garlic. Serve with sweet and sour sauce, plum sauce or soy sauce. I usually serve with a thai sweet chili sauce. Read more

Asparagus and Shiitake Risotto

Creamy, tender risotto with crispy asparagus and mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms can be replaced white mushrooms if you like. Do not use highly concentrated broth, rice absorbs a lot of liquid and additional flavors. Add the broth gradually until it evaporates the previous portion. The finished risotto can be decorated with lemon zest, chives, thyme or parsley leaves. Use vegetable,...
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Chicken in Wok with Vegetables

This tasty Asian-inspired meal is both healthy and easy to make! Serve it hot over white or brown rice or even Chinese noodles. For this recipe you  can use chicken breasts or chicken thighs and add some more vegetables such as asparagus, snowpea pods, soybean sprouts, etc....
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Focaccia with Tomatoes and Rosemary

Focaccia - An Italian bread prepared from the same dough as pizza. Focaccia can be sweet or salty. The simplest is flavored with just olive oil or salt, but can also add herbs, cheeses, tomatoes, olives, onions, fruit, etc. In this recipe instead of milk, you can use warm boiled water and fresh yeast instead of dry-(7-10g). On top...
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Chinese Beef

It's better to marinate the meat about 2-3 hours to get a richer flavor. If you like a spicy food, you can add 2-3 hot red peppers. Just fry a few red hot peppers in oil for a few minutes, remove them, and continue cooking in the same hot oil. Instead of beef you can use not fatty pork....
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Pork and Lamb Lula-kebab with Herbs

Lula-kebab is a popular dish of Azerbaijani cuisine and common in the Caucasus region, Central Asia and the Balkans. It's a ground meat formed into sausages and skewered. These can be cooked on a grill or in an oven. The most important thing in cooking Lula-kebab  is when kneading the ground meat onto the skewer. The more you knead the meat, the better it will hold onto...
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Spicy Salsa

Spicy tomato-based sauce is a great addition to  meat, fish or other dishes. It's most popular in the US as a dip with chips. I usually make this salsa in August or September when I have lots of tomatoes and jalapenos in my garden. This sauce I keep in a jars, with tightly closed lids, in the refrigerator.  I...
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