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Vegetables

18 Oyster Mushrooms Facts and 18 Ways To Cook Them

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Mushroom season is upon us and today I’d like to highlight one of my favourites, oyster mushrooms. Enjoy the facts and all of the delicious ways to cook them! • First cultivated in Germany to help feed people during World War I • Are also known as Oyster Shelf, Straw Mushroom, Tree Oyster, Hiratake and […]

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Sautéed and Salted Gernika Peppers

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A Spanish pepper named after the Guernica town in Spain’s Basque region, similar looking to padrón chiles, with origins in the New World. That’s what these pretty little chiles are: Pimientos de Gernika. But I din’t travel to Spain to purchase them, I found them in my local grocery store. These were grown in Mexico. […]

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Yucatan #Avocados: A New Culinary Discovery

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Happy Monday amigos! I have a very casual post to share with you today, just a little talk about a new type of avocado I discovered this weekend. This giant green fruit you see is called an agucate de Yucatan or Yucatan avocado. I’ve never come across Yucatecan avocados and certainly not such huge ones. […]

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Green and Yellow Salad with Grilled Serrano Peppers

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We are well into the month of June and that means that the Northern Hemisphere is heating up. For those of us that live in the tropics, the mercury is really rising. Temperatures in the area have been averaging between 31°C and 34°C or 88°F and 93°F — now that’s not factoring in how much […]

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Bean Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Ancho-Guajillo Chile Sauce for #MeatlessMonday

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So what do you do when you have too many (if that’s possible) poblano peppers and refried beans in your refrigerator? You make bean stuffed peppers! Sometimes when we go grocery shopping I think I forget that we only need food for two. Thankfully hubby and I are pretty good about not wasting food. I’m […]

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Garlicky and Creamy Spinach (Using Frozen Spinach)

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A white sailor suite, hugely disproportioned forearm muscles with anchor tattoos, one squinty eye and a pipe that both toots and  steams. Forever willing to fight for his girl’s love, and always reaching for his magic weapon: a can of spinach. No last name needed, just Popeye. Akak akak akak akak akak akak akak! How […]

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The “I Don’t Feel Like Cooking or Going to the Grocery Store nor Taking Pictures for My Blog” Vegetable Stir Fry for #MeatlessMonday

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Though long, the tile conveys exactly what I was feeling the day I cooked this stir fry: tired, too lazy to run for groceries, uninspired to get in the kitchen and to pick up my camera. Haven’t we all had those days? You know, when even reaching for a glass of water that is sitting […]

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