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Nigerian Beef Stew

This stew is a popular family meal in Nigeria. It has a rich tomato and pepper base, spicy chilies, and tender beef. It’s a fried stew, meaning the meat and the pureed base are cooked in oil, making it very decadent and smooth. If you’ve never cooked Nigerian food before, this is a great recipe to dip your toes in! 

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Greek Chicken Skewers (Souvlaki)

Souvlaki is a Greek street food that consists of meat grilled on skewers (the name translates to meat on the stick). It can be made with chicken, beef, lamb, or pork and sometimes has veggies on the skewers as well. Souvlaki is usually served with fresh vegetables like onions, peppers, and tomatoes, with a side of fried potatoes, or on warm pita bread with tzatziki or lemon sauce. The marinade for the meat is made with lemon, olive oil, garlic, and herbs, giving it a fresh and summery flavor. 

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Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia)

Soutzoukakia are traditional Greek meatballs seasoned with cumin and served with a thick tomato sauce. This is a hearty dish, perfect for a big family meal. You can serve these meatballs with basmati rice, mashed potatoes, fries, or a big Greek salad (we recommend the salad because it balances the rich meatballs and sauce beautifully).

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Pakistani Beef Stew (Nihari) & Naan

Nihari is a deliciously aromatic and flavorful stew made with slow-cooked beef. It’s very filling and hardy. Historians believe it was once served as breakfast to help workmen and laborers stay fueled all day long. Though this recipe cooks for 6-10 hours in a slow cooker, it only requires thirty minutes of active participation for the nihari. We’ve included instructions for making a batch of naan (flatbread) which goes with the stew wonderfully.

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Pakistani Dal Palak (Vegan Lentil Curry)

Dal (also spelled daal or dhal) is a lentil curry soup made across the Indian subcontinent. It’s spiced and usually served alongside meals with rice, naan, or other flatbreads like roti. Dal can be made with any variety of dried lentils, split peas, or split chickpeas. This dal is made with red lentils (masoor dal) and spinach. It’s mildly spicy and full of flavor.

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Pakistani Chana Chicken

Chana chicken is a type of Chana Masala or chickpea curry made with tomatoes, spices, and chicken. Chickpeas absorb the savory flavors beautifully and add their own nutty taste and buttery texture. Delightful! This dish is easy and a great place to start if you aren’t familiar with cooking Pakistani cuisine.

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Welsh Lamb Cawl

This traditional soup is effortless to make and incredibly delicious. You’ll love this simple, rustic dish with tender lamb, melt-in-the-mouth veggies, and a fortifying broth.

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Welsh Rarebit (Gourmet Cheese on Toast)

If you love cheese on toast but feel it’s not quite complex enough to constitute a full meal, then Welsh Rarebit may be the recipe for you. This dish, also called Welsh Rabbit, tops crispy toast with a cheese sauce broiled until it turns a beautiful golden brown. If you crown it with a fried egg, it’s called a Golden Buck. This rich, decadent, flavorful delight is perfect for the cheese lover.

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Yunnan Rice Noodle Soup

This soup is originally from Yunnan Province, a region of southwestern China. Because Yunnan is the province with the largest number of ethnic minority groups in the country, the cuisine is varied and defies generalizations. Though, some consider it to be a little closer to Southeast Asian cuisines. This dish is a mildly spicy noodle soup with a hint of sour and plenty of deep flavor. We slightly altered the recipe from the authentic original to use ingredients available at the Co-op.

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Xinjiang Cumin Lamb

This lamb stir fry originates in Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China. It’s a vast expanse of land, mainly desert and mountains. Lamb is a popular meat in China, especially in the northeast and in the many Muslim communities. This recipe is easy to make at home, bursting with delicious flavors, mild spice, rich meat, and sweet onions. All the ingredients can be sourced from the Co-op, besides the dried chilies, which are optional.

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Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles

Dan dan noodles are a popular dish from the Sichuan region of China. They’re spicy, flavorful, and filling. The recipe has been altered somewhat so you can cook it entirely with ingredients found at the Co-op.

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Ochazuke (Green Tea Rice)

Ochazuke is a Japanese comfort food that is light, flavorful, and quick to prepare. Plain white rice is topped with a few savory ingredients, and green tea is poured over it, seasoned with a splash of soy sauce. It’s similar to having a mild broth over rice, with the added benefit of green tea’s flavor and antioxidant properties.

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Turkey Pot Pie

If you don’t have the time or energy to make a full Thanksgiving feast, this pie is a great option. All the flavors of the feast but in one delicious package.

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Korean Soft Tofu Soup (Soondubu Jjigae)

This single-serving soup is quick and easy to make while still packing a lot of flavor. It’s ideal for lunch on a cold day or when fighting a cold. Traditionally, Soondubu Jjigae is made with Korean soft tofu, which is a little different than the silken tofu that is more readily available in the US. However, you can use silken tofu, and it’s still delicious. You would also generally use Korean chili powder, but regular chili powder works too. Any kimchi can be used for this recipe, and the flavor will change slightly accordingly. Start by using your favorite, and then you can try others if you want.

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Roasted Squash Soup

If you’re looking for an easy autumn soup that highlights the season’s flavors, look no further. This soup is sweet, nutty squash with a hint of apple, and toasted seeds and pine nuts.

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Mayak Gyeran (Korean Marinated Eggs)

Mayak eggs are an effortless Korean dish that packs a flavor punch! Sweet, salty, and a little spicy, they go especially well with a bowl of hot rice. The eggs are soft-boiled, so they have a wonderful jammy texture. This recipe is an easy weeknight dinner if you put the marinade together in the morning and leave them to finish while you’re away at work.

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Teriyaki Burgers with Sesame Slaw

This burger is sweet and savory, served with crisp and fresh sesame slaw and Japanese mayo. It’s an excellent dinner for warm summer evenings, especially served with iced green tea or a chilled Sideral Farm Brewery Crossing the Streams beer (Open Top Coolship Saison with Yuzu Peel). We served ours with oven-baked, thick-cut fries. Delicious!

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Easy Ethiopian Chicken Curry

This curry is incredibly easy but has a wonderfully complex flavor that tastes like it took hours to make. What makes it so delicious? Berbere, which is a spice mix used widely in Ethiopia. This recipe includes instructions for making your own mix, which can be used for this dish and countless overs (it goes great with lentils). The sauce for the curry is made with tomato and coconut, making an earthy, creamy balance with the spiced berbere. You can serve this curry with rice or cauliflower rice.

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Sicilian Chickpea Fritters (Panelle)

Panelle are a Sicilian fritter made from either whole chickpeas or chickpea flour. They’re a popular street food in Palermo, where they’re served on sourdough rolls with a squeeze of lemon. We served ours with some fresh tomato and arugula as well, which balanced the oil from frying well. Panelle have a mild flavor similar to unflavored hushpuppies. They’re gluten-free and vegan and incredibly easy to make at home!

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Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is a dish from New Delhi made with a buttery tomato and cream sauce. Though it is beautifully spiced with a balance of flavors, it isn’t a spicy dish, making it great for people with low spice tolerance.

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Mongolian Beef & Broccoli

If you’re looking for a quick and easy week night dinner, that still packs a flavor punch, this Mongolian beef is perfect. It’s quick and easy, taking less than twenty minutes to put together. Serve it over rice, noodles, or on its own.

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Tuscan Chicken with Spaghetti Squash

Everyone loves a creamy pasta dish, but how about something less heavy and a lot healthier? Spaghetti squash is a great substitute when cooked just right, and this Tuscan chicken in a cream sauce will pair with it just right!

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Norwegian Salmon Soup (For Two)

This soup is the perfect comforting dish for a cold winter day. Satisfyingly simple, with fresh dill, salmon, and the perfect mix of veggies. You can enjoy a bowl by itself or along with slices of buttered sourdough bread.

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Ssambap: Korean Lettuce Wraps (For Two)

Ssambap is a popular type of dish in Korea, where a kind of meat is wrapped in a leafy green, often lettuce, but a variety of greens can be used. It’s not only a delicious meal but fun to eat. Topped with fresh veggies, it’s a great mix of meat, rice, and fresh crunch!

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Silly Dilly Chicken Pot Pie

This chicken pot pie has a delicious dill flavor and an extra light cream gravy. With fennel and leeks, it is reminiscent of spring and might bring some of that seasoned home while still being a hearty winter dish.

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Bao Buns with Pork

Bao buns are soft, fluffy steamed buns, which are folded in half before cooking, so you can easily pull them open and stuff them with fillings. In this case, they’re paired with sticky, sweet, glazed pork and fresh veggies. If you want a vegetarian version, use the same glaze recipe, but use firm tofu cubes instead or pork.

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Easy Hot & Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup is a traditional Sichuan dish famous around the world. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and perfect for chilly evenings or when you’re fighting or recovering from a cold.

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Red Curry Soup with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Who says you can’t enjoy a noodle soup if you’re grain-free or low-carb? Not us. We love this delicious red curry, which uses spaghetti squash instead of rice noodles. The sweet squash pairs beautifully with the curry and coconut, making it an even more tasty option than traditional noodles!

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Salmon and Potato Casserole

This delicious casserole is an excellent way to serve salmon with fresh dill, soft cream cheese, sweet onions, and buttery potatoes. Simple to prepare, it’s a beautiful addition to your holiday table. Don’t count on having any leftovers, though!

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Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

Cornish game hens are a small breed of chicken, just big enough for two people to share (or just one if you’re hungry). These are perfect if you are having a small gathering and don’t want to roast a whole turkey but want something more exciting than a standard chicken. This recipe stuffs the birds till bursting with a traditional bread stuffing and roasts veggies along with the hens, which are glazed with apricot jam.

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Spicy Korean Beef Nachos

This version of loaded nachos is a delicious fusion of Korean and Tex-Mex. It’s delicious paired with hot, melted cheese, crunchy tortilla chips, and fresh greens. For even more flavor, serve the nachos with your favorite kimchi instead of salsa!

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Japanese Curry

Curry has a thousand different variations. Many countries and cultures have their own take on it,
from India’s original spiced curries to the coconut-based Thai dishes. In Japan, curry is a popular
weeknight dinner, a thick stew sweetened with apples. Most people cook it using a curry roux, which
is a packaged block of the reduced sauce. However, the same dish can be made from scratch and
boasts an incredible flavor. You can make Japanese curry with chicken, beef, pork, or vegetarian (use
extra vegetables).

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Japanese-Style Stovetop Ribs

Pork ribs are delicious, but they can also be very rich and fatty. This recipe makes incredibly tender, sweet ribs that are simple and easy on the stomach. They’re cooked on the stovetop but can easily be finished on the grill, giving them a smokier flavor.

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Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a cajun dish that has West African, French, and Spanish influences. It’s usually made with a combination of vegetables, sausage, chicken, and seafood. This recipe comes to us from one of our employees. It’s a family recipe passed down from Louisianan oil workers who joined the clean up efforts in Alaska, after 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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