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A collection of delicious recipes influenced by Latin-American and Asian cuisines. Visit my Dominican corner to see dishes, learn idioms and enjoy the rich culture of the island nation.

Stir fried asparagus with turnip recipe

This stir fried asparagus with turnips recipe includes yellow bell pepper and snow peas, complete with beef. Since asparagus seems to be widely liked as a vegetable, let’s talk about the turnips in this recipe. Turnips are a delicious root. They are common in...
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Stir fried Chinese broccoli (Gai Lan)

Try this simple recipe of stir fried Chinese broccoli (Gai Lan) as a side dish to your meals to get your necessary greens. Ready in minutes. Easy print recipe. Gai Lan, also known as Chinese broccoli, is in the same species as broccoli, but the two vegetables are...
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Baby octopus and squid stir fry recipe

This baby octopus and squid stir fry recipe includes bell peppers and thinly sliced carrots, in a creamy ginger and garlic sauce. Before you are ready to stir fry the seafood, you will need to prepare the baby octopus for cooking. Here is a link to my short video...
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Leftover turkey noodle soup

It’s the days (or weeks) after thanksgiving, and you still have turkey leftovers in the fridge. Here’s a delicious soup to make with them. A mix of quinoa, cooked rice and cut capellini noodles make the broth thick and complement the mixed vegetables....
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Maiz con dulce – Dominican sweet corn recipe

“Maiz con dulce” is an Easter-time Dominican sweet corn dessert. Along with “habichuelas con dulce“, pots of sweet corn are cooked and shared among family and neighbors in Dominican towns, on the days prior to and during Semana Santa (Holly...
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Israeli cous cous recipe

This Israeli cous cous recipe includes stir fried turnips and onions, parsley and tomatoes with a dash of ground annatto seeds (achiote or bija) for natural color. Easy print recipe below. Recently, I picked up a box of Israeli cous cous on a whim at Trader...
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Stir fried earwood mushroom with chicken and vegetables

  This earwood mushroom recipe includes chicken, and a mix of carrots, celery and bell pepper stir fried in a ginger and garlic sauce. Earwood mushroom, also known as “black fungus”, is popular in China for its flavor and crisp texture, as well as for its...
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Easy carnitas recipe – pork roast

Don’t you just love carnitas? That tender, tasty pork that breaks with a fork and melts in your mouth? I do! It turns out you don’t have to go to a Mexican restaurant to get a taste. This is my version of the pork carnitas recipe and it couldn’t be...
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Wild sockeye salmon soup recipe

This wild sockeye salmon soup recipe uses fresh salmon steaks and a touch of cilantro and sesame oil. Easy print recipe included. On the occasions when I can find wild salmon, I like to make soup with it. It is one of two ways of preparing salmon (besides smoking it)...
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Fried eggplant recipe (torrejas de berenjena)

This very simple fried eggplant recipe (a.k.a. torrejas de berenjena) uses an egg wash to achieve a crunchy texture that contrast well with the soft fried eggplant. An old time Dominican recipe and one of my favorites! Fried eggplant recipe   Print Prep time 5...
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Tofu broccolette stir fry recipe

This tofu broccolette stir fry recipe includes red bell pepper. Ground annatto seeds are added to the tofu to achieve an enticing, all natural color. “Your tummy likes a rainbow” is a great new teaching for kids in preschool. This is true for adults, and I...
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Homemade season-all recipe

This homemade season all recipe will be your new best friend when cooking. Use it to season meats, beans, soups and rice dishes. Keep it handy and it will help you avoid using bouillon and adobo with MSG and preservatives.You will need: One big red onion, chopped Two...
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Easy herb rubbed roasted chicken

Easy herb rubbed roasted chicken   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 5 mins   Author: biteslife.com Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 whole chicken 1 teaspoon each of flaked or ground oregano, basil and...
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Hearty Asian Noodle Soup Recipe

Asian noodle soup is great year-round, but particularly welcomed in winter and the chilly nights of spring and fall. I like my soup with noodles, a palette of colorful vegetables and a touch of protein. You can use left over vegetables and meat to prepare your soups,...
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Gluten free breaded pork chops recipe

This is an easy recipe for tender, gluten-free breaded pork chops that are…. oh, so good and quickly made. I am using a fusion of ingredients from American, Caribbean and Asian cuisines you can find at most supermarkets. These gluten-free breaded pork chops...
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Boiled yuca with onions (yuca encebollada)

Boiled yucca with onions is a delicious side dish made with yuca root (a.k.a. cassava, tapioca) and red pickled onions.  Yuca is one of the staples of the Dominican diet, usually eaten for breakfast or dinner. This nutritious root is starchy and has a bitter or sweet...
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Tofu and vegetables in black bean sauce

This recipe for tofu and vegetables in black bean sauce includes sliced carrots, soy bean sprouts and green onions. Easy print recipe included. Black bean sauce is one of my favorite condiments in Chinese cuisine. The earthy taste of the salted black beans and the...
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How to cook authentic Chinese stir fry

In this post, I will share the “secrets” on how to cook authentic Chinese stir fry. If you have tried all the right sauces, but your stir fries are still soggy and taste nothing like you thought, this guide is for you. The first time my Chinese-American...
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Leftover turkey noodle soup

It’s the days (or weeks) after thanksgiving, and you still have turkey leftovers in the fridge. Here’s a delicious soup to make with them. A mix of quinoa, cooked rice and cut capellini noodles make the broth thick and complement the mixed vegetables....

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