Spicy Hunan-Style, Three-Onion-Shrimp with Cashews

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I love spicy.  I love The Spicy Honey, too…but that’s different.  I love sweet and sour.  I love shrimp.  I love cashews.  Okay, you get it…I really love this flavor combination, and I think you might, too.  And it’s just in time for the Asian New Year…January 25th, this year…the year of the Rat! Continue reading

Spicy Mussel Chowder with Fennel and Orange Zest

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We traveled North for the holidays.  it’s a bit chillier there than in the Carolinas, but decidedly more Christmas-y.  This soup/chowder came about through the wonderful duo, Dave and Terri!  They always come up with delicious fare and this was truly an inspiring way to ring in the New Year.  Continue reading

French Apple-Almond Cake

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This is a wonderful, little-black-dress type of dessert.  Everyone should have this in their repertoire.  It goes together quickly, it’s comfort-food delicious, it keeps and it’s more than a dessert.  It’s damn fine for breakfast!  Continue reading

Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder with Tomatoes and Corn

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I’ve never been too big a fan of Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder.  I prefer creamy soups to tomatoy-brothy soups, but I gotta’ tell you…I like this one.  I like this one a lot.  It’s loaded with vegetables, chunky and while there’s broth, it has a heap of flavor.  And you know, The Goddess is all about flavor.  Continue reading

Chinese BBQ Pork-Peanut Butter-Hoisin Wrap

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Chinese BBQ Pork-Peanut Butter-Hoisin WrapThis was a quick-fix if you happened to bring home some char siu pork or (Chinese BBQ pork) from the Asian market.  And you really should do that.  It’s good stuff and good to have on hand, if for no other reason than to make this wrap.  It was deeeeeeeeeeelicious!   Continue reading

Cheesy Beef and Shrimp Sandwich

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Cheesy Beef and Shrimp SandwichI had lunch at Havana Harry’s (4612 S Le Jeune Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33146), with some wonderful friends who are not so near, but very dear to The Goddess and The Latin Lover.  Food is always better shared with good friends, don’t you think?  This is The Goddess’s version of their sandwich. Continue reading

Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Moqueca de Camarão)

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Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Moqueca de Camarão)Moqueca is the perfect buffet dish, it’s loaded with flavor, is best made ahead and did I mention, it’s spectacularly delicious…it’s that delicious part you need to focus on.  This is a great dish to ring in the new year…Happy New Year, one and all!  Continue reading

Tapas — Sausages in Spicy Guava, Tomato and Onion Sauce

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The Goddess loves those lovely little dishes the Spanish have given us—tapas!  An array of tapas is a favorite way that we like to entertain.  I’ve shared some with you in the past, but there are more…oh, yes, many more!  Continue reading

Chicken Paté with Green Peppercorns, Pistachios and Orange Zest

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This is a nice little loaf to have in your fridge.  It makes a nice sandwich, a lovely addition to a charcuterie with some cornichons or for a light lunch or supper with some good mustard.  Continue reading

Spanish-Style Seasonal Salad

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The Spaniards eat salad.  They eat salad communally.  It’s usually served with simple,  seasonal ingredients, on a large plate set in the middle of the table.  They splash on a good sherry or red wine vinegar and always, always, always their best olive oil drizzled over.  It’s a thing of beauty.  Continue reading