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Lamb & Cucumber Souvlaki, with Feta Sauce

By Cat, June 2010 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) ‘Souvlaki’ is the Greek word for skewered, grilled meat. They are more commonly called ‘Kebab,’ which is an Arabic word, and the grilled cubes of meat are popular all around the Mediterranean and … Continue reading

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Lamb Pilaf (Greek or Moroccan Style)

By Cat, Dec 2007 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) As a side dish, bulgur is very useful, and delicious when served with braised, sautéed (as in this recipe), or grilled lamb, or in making lamb kafta. Bulgur (sprouted or roasted … Continue reading

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Basic Braised Lamb Shank or Leg of Lamb, with Greek Variation

By Cat, April 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love braising a lamb shank with herbs, lemon, garlic and other veggies until fall-apart tender. My first exposure to braised lamb shank was in one of Portland Oregon’s  Greek restaurants. It … Continue reading

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Herb Oil for Pizza Blanco (White Pizza)

By Cat, July 2008, updated Jan 2012 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pizza (About); 2. Pizza Dough;  More pizza recipes: 1. Mediterranean Menu; 2. Savory Pies & Tarts Menu This fragrant oil is brushed on the dough before adding toppings. It is used when … Continue reading

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Pizza Topping Combinations

By Cat, July 2008, updated Jan 2012 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pizza (About); 2. Pizza Dough; 3. Crushed Tomato Sauce;  More pizza recipes: 1. Mediterranean Menu; 2. Savory Pies & Tarts Menu Includes: 1. General baking instructions for home oven; 2. Topping combinations The topping … Continue reading

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Neapolitan Pizza Margherita

By Cat, July 2008, updated Jan 2012 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pizza (About); 2. Pizza Dough; 3. Crushed Tomato Sauce; 4. Equipment: Baking Stone, Pizza Peel More pizza recipes: 1. Mediterranean Menu; 2. Savory Pies & Tarts The Neapolitan Pizza Margherita is the … Continue reading

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Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas with Red Chili Sauce

By Cat, Mar 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Vegetarian & Bean Menu; 2. Casseroles & One-Dish Meals Menu; 3. Ethnic Foods Menu; 4. Chile Sauce: Red or Green; 5. Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce I did not grow up knowing about chiles; I … Continue reading

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Slow, Dry-Roast Sirloin Tip (or Faster Option)

By Cat, January 2015; updated Aug 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) My Dad used to do a slow, dry-roast with sirloin tip that was absolutely delicious. Done properly, it can be medium-rare to medium and be quite tender. Because it is … Continue reading

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Corn Bread or Muffins-I

By Cat, Jan 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) The most important consideration when making cornbread, is the source of the cornmeal. Since most commercial feed corn – the kind of corn used to make cornmeal and corn starch – is GMO, … Continue reading

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Chipotle en Adobo and Adobo Marinade

by Cat, Sept 2014 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Adobo was originally a marinade used to preserve raw meats; the essential ingredients were paprika, oregano, salt, garlic, and vinegar. Paprika has antibacterial properties and the capsaicins in paprika help this antibacterial ability to penetrate deep into the meat tissue. … Continue reading

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