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How to Cook Scallops

It’s only in the last few years that I’ve come to love seafood so much. We are lucky enough to live close to the sea and the wonderful sandy beaches of the Normandy coastline. It’s therefore no surprise to find that oysters and scallops appear on almost every restaurant menu …

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Mexican Side Dishes

Rice and beans – pinto beans (frijoles pintos) and peruano/mayacoba beans (fijoles peruanos or frijoles mayacobas) in the north, and black beans (frijoles negros) in the south – are the ubiquitous Mexican side dishes, on the table as part of all or most meals. Recipes for both, in various regional …

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Romantic Meal at Home

When it comes to a romantic meal, it is wonderful to venture out to a fancy restaurant and allow the professionals to cater to your culinary needs. However, in this fragile economy, a meal for you and your significant other could eat a bit out of your wallet. Generally, consuming …

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Ways to Eat Lighter Eating Healthier Spring Eating

Spring has a way of offering an awakening to us. Ways to lighten up cooking for spring should come easy with this new warmth, blossoming trees and sunshine. Aside from the various ways to lighten cooking I believe it starts with the mentality of thinking about healthier eating which leads …

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Juicy baked pork chops

Pork chops are inexpensive yet delicious, but only when they are cooked properly. If not, they can be dry and tasteless. To ensure that you have moist pork chops, you may need to use the pork chops with bone-in. The bone helps the surrounding meat stay soft and moist. The …

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How to be a better Cook

Are you a good cook or do you want to be? If you cannot cook, or are not a great cook, or afraid to try new things in fear of failure, realize that even the very best chefs have bad days, and produce unsavory food. If they let a bad …

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How to Peel or Skin a Tomato Easily

Make rosettes, by using a sharp knife with a point. I prefer serrated knives for this task. Start at the stem end and carefully, peel into around the circumference of the tomatoes, peeling so that the peeling forms one long jagged strip. Even if the strip breaks the rosette is …

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Recipe Buckwheat and Chickpea Gluten Free Bread

As any person with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity knows, the most crucial item in your daily diet that needs to be replaced is bread. However, it is notoriously tricky to make gluten-free bread resemble regular bread, because the problematic gluten protein is the element that confers it elasticity, puffiness …

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