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Nigerian Meat Pies

Meat pies are a beloved snack all over the world, from pasty to hujiao bing to tourtière and everything in between. These Nigerian pies boast a flaky crust and delicious savory filling with beef, vegetables, and chili peppers. They’re similar to empanadas but have fewer variations in the flavors and ingredients, though various meats may be used. Nigerian meat pies make a great accompaniment to a picnic or summer cookout. They can be prepared earlier in the day and brought to a gathering or potluck.

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Nigerian Buns

Nigerian buns are similar to doughnuts, though, unlike Nigerian Puff Puffs, they’re made without yeast. They have a crisp outside and a soft, pillowy inside. The flavor is mildly sweet, with a hint of nutmeg and lime zest. Nigerian Buns are a fun snack or breakfast and go great with coffee or tea.

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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 Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes)

Tomatokeftedes are a traditional fritter from the Greek island of Santorini. They’re a great way to enjoy tomatoes this summer, paired with the flavor of fresh herbs and garlic. Tomatokeftedes are crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. We’ve paired them with a feta dipping sauce, but you could also serve with tzatziki or a vegan tzatziki since the fritters themselves are vegan.

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Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Spanakopita is a traditional Greek spinach pie wrapped in phyllo dough, giving it a flaky, crisp, golden crust. The spinach pairs wonderfully with the feta cheese, and adding gruyere cheese adds a nutty flavor. Spanakopita makes a wonderful appetizer or side dish.

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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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Honey Glazed Greek Doughnuts (Loukoumades)

Loukoumades are delicious, soft and airy, fried confections with a sweet and sticky honey glaze. The recipe is easy and can be made with very little prep time, aside from waiting for the yeast to proof. These doughnuts go well with coffee, tea, or (if you’re feeling decadent) ice cream!

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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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Bara Brith (Welsh Tea Loaf)

This traditional teatime bread is filled with dried fruits soaked in black tea overnight. It’s moist, sweet, and fruity. It’s perfect slathered in butter and paired with a strong cup of English breakfast. For this recipe, we used a mix of dried apricots, prunes, cranberries, and dates.

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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 Cakes

Welsh cakes are a traditional treat similar to griddle scones. Cooked in a skillet on the stovetop, they have a crispy outside and a soft inside. In flavor and texture, they’re reminiscent of an old-fashioned doughnut, though not as greasy, as they aren’t fried. Welsh cakes are wonderful with black tea. You can also make them with dried currants.

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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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Hunan Spicy Eggplant

This vegan eggplant dish comes from Hunan, a landlocked province in southern China in the middle reaches of the Yangtze watershed. Their cuisine is known for its spicy flavors and fresh aromas. You can’t ask for a better compliment to eggplants’ mild and water-rich flavors than the warm, spicy sauce packed with umami. It’s very satisfying as an appetizer, side, or with rice to make a main dish.

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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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Cantonese Shumai (Pork and Shrimp Dumplings)

Shumai are traditional dumplings often served as part of dim sum. They’re part of Cantonese cuisine from the Guangdong province of China, a southeastern coastal region. There are many variations of shumai, both in China and around the world. This version uses a combination of pork and shrimp, as well as shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions, and seasoning. You can buy dumpling wrappers or make your own, as this recipe instructs. Making wrappers might seem intimidating, but it’s actually pretty easy and satisfying. This recipe makes 24 shumai.

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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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Red Berry Porridge – Rødgrød (vegan)

This Danish favorite is a simple dessert made from red berries. It’s basically a compote, served alone or with a splash of cream. Any red berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, or red currants, can be used. Mixing different types is also welcome. If you don’t mind losing the bright red color any blackberries or blueberries can also be added. This dish can also be made with frozen berries, though you should use more cornstarch if that’s the case since the water content will be higher.

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Danish Cucumber Salad – Agurkesalat (vegan)

For lovers of cucumbers and pickles, this fresh salad can’t be beat! In Denmark, these cucumbers can be enjoyed alone, on rugbrødsmadder (traditional open-faced sandwiches), or on Danish hot dogs. They have a crisp texture and a sweet and mildly spiced flavor. Delicious!

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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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Biscochito Cookies

These simple unfrosted yet delicious cookies are hugely popular in New Mexico where they are the official state cookie. They are flavored with orange and anise seed and coated with cinnamon and sugar.

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Chocolate Salami

No, it’s not actually salami! This fun dessert is made with chocolate, nuts, cookies, and cranberries rolled into a sausage-like log. When cut, it looks like salami slices. Perfect for a holiday cookie board.

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Mocha Coffee Bean Cookies

These cookies have a soft, crumbly texture that melts in your mouth like butter. They have a deliciously strong mocha flavor that matches their adorable coffee bean shape. Best of all, they only take about 30 minutes to make, including bake time. You will need a kitchen scale that has a setting for grams.

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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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Mascarpone Apple Bars

If you can’t decide between an apple pie or a cheesecake, these apple bars are perfect for you! Sweet apples, rich and creamy mascarpone, and a crunchy crumble make a delicious dessert!

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Apple Dumplings

You’re sure to impress your guests with these apple dumplings. These baked apples wrapped in flaky pastry are delicious on their own or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Pumpkin Flan

This is a great dessert option if you want something a little fancier than a standard pumpkin pie. The flan is sweet, creamy, and topped with a delicious caramel sauce. It’s also an excellent recipe for a keto or sugar-free dessert, as you can make it with allulose and monk fruit.

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Pumpkin Butter Croissants

For an easy but decadent dessert, get some Tinder Hearth croissants and dress them up. When you make the delicious and flavorful pumpkin butter ahead of time, this dessert is quickly assembled after your holiday meal. And it will look and taste like you got it at a fancy patisserie in Paris!

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Vegan Cherry Pie

It doesn’t need to be summer time to enjoy Cherry Pie! You can make a delicious, vegan pie with frozen cherries and our vegan pie dough recipe. It’s sweet, tart, and goes great with a dairy-free vanilla ice cream!

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Wild Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is a traditional rice cooking method where the grains are sautéed with other ingredients and cooked with broth. Wild rice is a grain that is a close cousin to domesticated rice, but not the same thing. It comes from four types of grass that grow in shallow water. Traditionally, they were harvested by indigenous people in North America and, to a lesser extent, in China. The grain is very similar to long-grain rice in texture, but it has a vegetal flavor that pairs well with mushrooms and other fall favorites.

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

This delicious potato dish is just as creamy as the traditional version but entirely plant-based. The cream sauce is made with roasted leeks, imparting a delightful flavor that perfectly complements the potatoes.

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Spinach Casserole

Ready for the easiest casserole on your table this holiday? This dish is like a cross between spanakopita and spinach and artichoke dip but lighter and subtler than both. It’s a great accompaniment to other heavier holiday foods.

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Pumpkin Fongue

Fondue is delicious but not necessarily practical for a holiday appetizer. That is, until now. By making fondue inside a baked pumpkin, you’re making a well-insulated and edible vessel that requires no external heat source to keep the cheese melty. It’s cute, tasty, and practical! We used a small Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, but you can use any pumpkin or winter squash around 2-2.5 lb.

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

This recipe is one of the easiest appetizers you’ll find and also one of the most delicious! It’s easily scaleable, so you can make a lot or a little, depending on your crowd.

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Homemade Candy Crunch Bars

Craving Halloween candy? Skip the additives and make your own simple candy crunch bars with only three ingredients. Smooth and silky chocolate with crunchy nuts make for a deliciously satisfying snack. You can use any chocolate chips, including Lily’s Sweets sugar-free or Hu’s no processed sugar. You can also use almond butter.

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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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Autumn Elixir Tea

This tea is easy, flavorful, and will give your immune system a boost! It’s delicious, both hot and cooled, with a spiced, sweet flavor! It’s the perfect drink for cooler fall weather.

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Flourless Pumpkin Gingerbread

Gingerbread without flour or sugar is not only possible but delicious with this easy recipe. You will get a moist consistency with an authentic crumb through the power of almond butter, pumpkin, and egg. You’d hardly know it had no grains. Spiced and topped with a cream cheese glaze, it’s a dessert perfect for cooler fall days. You can also use brown sugar for the recipe if you’d like. Also, the recipe can easily be halved and cooked in an 8×8” pan for 30 minutes to make pumpkin gingerbread bars.

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Peach and Jalapeno Salsa

This delightfully fresh and summery salsa is quick to make and goes with a variety of dishes, from simple chips to fajitas to tacos. The sweet fruit pairs perfectly with the spicy jalapeños and zesty lime. You can also use other (spicier) chili peppers. Best enjoyed just after preparation.

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Summer Couscous Salad with Queso Fresco

This summer salad incorporates many of the season’s best flavors, with sweet corn and strawberries, savory basil, fresh tomatoes, and arugula for a little kick. The queso fresco is a mild but salty cheese, almost like a combination of feta and mozzarella. You can also use cotija cheese for a slightly more robust flavor.

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Easy Matcha Latte

Matcha is a powdered green tea from Japan with a beautiful color and an earthy, fresh flavor. It’s concentrated, so it has a lot of health benefits, like antioxidants and enhanced brain functions. This matcha drink is perfect for a hot summer day. Refreshing, cooling, and delicious. You can use cow milk or whatever alternative you like, and sweetener is an option, too.

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Pad Thai Salad with Cucumber and Carrot Noodles

If you love Pad Thai but don’t want noodles, this delicious fresh salad is just the thing! Crunchy veggies, sweet and sour dressing, and peanuts on top. You can use shrimp instead of chicken, or you can leave out the fish sauce and use roasted tofu or tempeh for a vegan version.

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Miso Butter Bean Dip (Vegan)

Looking for a new vegan appetizer that will wow? This dip has a delicious depth of sweet and earthy flavors, made with caramelized onions, roasted garlic, and white miso. It pairs beautifully with sesame rice crackers and microgreens.

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Easy and Delicious Keto Granola

Do you love granola but eat keto? Or maybe you don’t eat grains and miss that excellent breakfast of crunchy goodness? Seek no further. This easy recipe makes an extraordinary, crispy, sweet granola, without grain or sugar, that goes perfectly with yogurt and fresh fruit! Tip for yogurt, get plain whole milk and sweeten it to taste using monk fruit sweetener. If you do paleo rather than keto, you can use coconut sugar instead of monk fruit sweetener.

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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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Curried Couscous Salad

Are you looking for a delicious side for your next barbecue or a dish to bring to a potluck? This couscous salad has a delightful balance of curry spice, sweet fruit, and nutty crunch. Everyone will want more! It’s also vegan and can be made gluten-free if you substitute the couscous with quinoa or cauliflower rice.

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Fillo Cinnamon Roll Custard Cake

This dessert is sure to impress while being very simple and straightforward to make. The fillo cinnamon rolls will have a crispy top and soft bottom, much like the center of a sticky bun. The custard that holds it together has a mild sweet flavor. The cream cheese icing is the perfect finish—all in all, a delicious dish perfect for dessert or a Sunday brunch.

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Sunflower Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast? These delicious morsels are packed with protein and leave off the gluten, butter, and processed sugar. You can even replace the eggs with flax eggs to make them vegan. Perfect for people who love peanut butter cookies and oatmeal cookies but want something a little healthier to start their day!

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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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Sweet Apple Soda Bread

This recipe may be the easiest sweet bread you can make. No kneading, no rising. Just mix and bake. It’s perfect for a quick breakfast. This bread is moist like a cake, with a delicious apple scent and flavor.

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Edible Plant Pots with Cottage Pudding

These chocolate plant pots are sure to impress your friends and family with their amazing looks. But they’re actually far easier to make than they look. Filled with chocolate cottage pudding, contained in snappy chocolate cups, and topped with cookie crumbs and mint leaves, they’re a dreamy dessert and perfect for Mother’s Day. If you want to make them vegan, we recommend replacing the cottage pudding with a vegan chia seed pudding and using vegan cookies and chocolate chips.

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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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Blueberry Tea Ring Bread

Swedish Tea Rings are often described as a cross between a coffee cake and a bread. This version has a Maine twist, filled with fresh blueberries and iced with cream cheese. It is easy to make and goes great as breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

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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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Salmon and Asparagus Potato Salad

This potato salad is delicious and filling, with sautéed asparagus, roasted salmon, boiled eggs, fresh fill, and hand-made mayonnaise. The flavors are well-balanced, and it’s a great side for a picnic or barbecue. In fact, it can be enjoyed all by itself!

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Banana Pudding & Cream Pie

A classic banana cream pie is made with vanilla pudding and sliced bananas, with whipped cream piled on top. This variation uses extra ripe bananas pureed into the pudding, creating a flavor explosion! It’s a messy pie though, without a particularly clean cut, but the flavor makes up for it. If you want a firmer filling, you can bloom 1 tbsp of gelatin powder in water and add it to the pudding after it’s done cooking.

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Moroccan Chermoula Sauce

If you love fresh herbaceous flavor with lemon and spices, Chermoula is a must! It pairs cilantro, parsley, and lemon with cumin, coriander, and paprika. It’s delicious served with roasted veggies (like the zucchini we paired it with), chicken, white fish, or couscous. Plus, it comes together in only a few minutes!

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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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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are a classic American cookie with hundreds of variations. This recipe only uses five ingredients, none of which are flour or grains. They result in a delicious, slightly crumbly, protein-packed treat.

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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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Chinese Omelette

Are you looking for a delicious, savory, vegetarian dish to serve for lunch or dinner with some friends? Look no further! This omelette is ideal for sharing and comes together really fast!

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Chinese Fresh Pickled Cabbage

These spicy, sweet, and crunchy pickles are quick and easy to make, with only three days to wait before enjoying them. They’re a delicious side to complement heavy main dishes or just for snacking on their own.

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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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Grain-Free Strawberry Roll Cake

This basic cake is like eating a cloud, with a soft and light texture paired with a creamy whipped filling and sweet strawberries. You would never believe that this recipe doesn’t use grain at all, making it gluten-free and, if you sweeten it with monkfruit, keto-friendly. The softness of the cake makes this one of the easiest cakes to roll and possibly one of the fastest Swiss roll recipes to boot!

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Easy Flatbread

Flatbread is one of the oldest cooked foods across civilizations. This recipe is as basic as can be, with only three ingredients. Its simplicity makes it a great accompaniment to flavorful dips and chutneys.

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Classic Chocolate Bûche De Noël with Meringue Mushrooms

Buche de Noel or yule log cakes are made with a thin sponge cake rolled around a filling of whipped cream or jelly. They may look intimidating, but they’re surprisingly easy to put together with a little care. Traditionally, a Buche de Noel is decorated to look like a wooden log and is served at Christmas or Yule. But they’re delicious anytime.

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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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Rugelach from Scratch

Rugelach are rolled crescent pastries originating in the Jewish communities in Poland, and today they are popular across the Jewish diaspora, especially during holiday times. The name means “little twists,” and some believe the pastries inspire French Croissants. The dough for rugelach is usually made with sour cream and/or cream cheese, making a flaky pastry. The filling is made with sugar and walnuts, with dried fruit sometimes included. They’re a delicious treat, easy to make, and perfect for holiday baking.

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Lemon Posset

Lemon Posset is a simple yet decadent English dessert. It is a cross between a velvety pudding and a rich lemon curd. It only has three ingredients and takes less than fifteen minutes to make (plus chilling time).

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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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Individual Caramel Apple Trifles (No-Sugar Added)

Trifle is a traditional dessert made with layers of cream, cake, fruit, jelly, and custard. Many combinations of flavors can be employed, making them a creative endeavor while creating a visual piece of art as the layers show through the traditional glass vessel. This recipe simplifies the concept to cinnamon whipped cream, apples, and caramel. It’s quick to make, delicious, and gluten-free/grain-free. We’ve also made it no-sugar, but if you prefer to sweeten it with sugar, replace the monkfruit with brown sugar and use a recipe for a traditional caramel. This recipe makes six single servings assembled in wine glasses.

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Tiramisu Mousse

Tiramisu is a delicious coffee-flavored dessert from Italy. It’s usually made with layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, whipped egg yolks and mascarpone, and dusted cocoa. This simple variation highlights the flavors without the ladyfingers, making it gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb (if you use the monkfruit sweetener). Assembling the dessert in glasses shows off the beautiful layering of mousse and cocoa. It’s beautiful, delicious, and quick to prepare!

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Baked Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream

If you’re burnt out on cooking, you couldn’t ask for a simpler, or more delicious, recipe for dessert. These soft, lightly sweetened pears are the perfect sweet treat after a heavy dinner. The recipe is easy to scale up or down, depending on your guest numbers. One pear per person!

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Ricotta Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Popcorn

This recipe is ideal if you are tasked with bringing a dessert to the holiday gathering. It’s beautiful and looks like you spent hours preparing it, while actually being quite easy. If you don’t want to fuss with the popcorn, you can also leave the cheesecake unembellished. It has a creamy texture and is lighter than a traditional dense cheesecake.

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Oyster & Sausage Cajun Stuffing

This delicious oyster and sausage stuffing will be the bell of your next holiday feast. We used andouille sausage, which kicked up the spiciness nicely. But, if you prefer a milder alternative, you can use Italian sausage.

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Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Bake

Macaroni and cheese may not sound like a traditional Thanksgiving side if you hail from New England. But in the South, it’s a staple! This recipe has an autumnal twist, using butternut squash in the sauce and roasted squash mixed in. We used zucca pasta, which both looks like pumpkins and has a habit of filling up with sauce! However, if you want something more traditional, you can use macaroni.

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No-Sugar Caramel Popcorn

If you have given up on sugar, you may have thought caramel popcorn was a thing of the past. Well, it’s not only possible to make no-sugar caramel popcorn that tastes exactly like the original, but it’s super easy, too! It’s made possible by the power of allulose, a natural sugar alternative derived from plants. It doesn’t affect blood glucose and has a wonderfully mild sweetness with no aftertaste. It’s ideal for making caramels because, unlike monkfruit, it doesn’t crystalize. This recipe can be made for gooey caramel popcorn and crisp so you can make it to your preference. You can also easily make caramel popcorn balls.

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Blueberry Basil & Chèvre Galette

Blueberries and basil are a match made in heaven. Add chèvre cheese, and it’s even better! This simple country pastry has the perfect balance of savory and sweet. It works well for breakfast, dessert, or as an appetizer.

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Halloumi Kebabs

Halloumi is a very special cheese from Cyprus. It has a salty flavor, reminiscent of feta but less intense. What makes it particularly interesting is that halloumi cheese doesn’t melt, giving it a versatility that is pretty rare in the cheese world. It can be roasted, sautéed, fried, and even thrown on the drill! These kebabs are delicious, with the orange marinade complementing the salty cheese to perfection!

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Simple Pie Dough

This recipe makes a delicious flaky pie crust, which can be combined with your favorite filling. It can very easily be converted to a gluten-free crust by using gluten-free flour mix (Bob’s Red Mill). For a vegan option, simply replace the butter with a vegan substitute (we use Miyoko’s). The Simple Pie Dough Recipe behaves best when made in single batches, meaning it is better to make two individual batches than to double the recipe and divide.

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Keto Caramel (Sugar-Free)

Can you believe that this caramel is sugar-free? Allulose is an amazing, naturally sugar-free sweetener, extracted from various plants like jackfruit and wheat. It’s a little milder than sugar and is perfect for making caramels or toffee because it doesn’t crystallize like monkfruit or erythritol. This caramel is made with butter, allulose, and heavy cream. As for flavor, it’s exactly like regular caramel! No aftertaste, no tummy cramps, just perfection. It’s particularly delicious on ice cream or drizzled over apple pie!

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Ultimate Keto Chocolate Cake

Just because you’ve given up grains and sugar doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious, moist chocolate cake! This recipe is super easy and can be made as a bunt cake, layer cake, or cupcakes! The texture is so spot on no one would ever guess it was keto.

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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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