Category Archives: herbs & spices

Palak Paneer (Puh-lease!)

Oh yeah, The Cheese is back!  What better recipe to return with than one with creamy lil blocks of the hearty, versatile cheese known as paneer?  For those who have yet to discover this tasty treat, paneer doesn’t melt, isn’t … Continue reading

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Baked Eggplant

My initial idea for this recipe was to cut eggplant into length-wise slices and bake them, then coat them with a thick layer of ricotta cheese mixed with garlic, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella, then roll them up tight, to … Continue reading

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Zing Up Your Lentil & Sausage Soup with Pesto!

If the word ‘zing’ had a definition specific to the food industry, I believe it would be “holy nuts Batman, that tastes incredible!”  The difference between being a good cook and being an incredible cook, at least in this Cheese’s humble opinion, … Continue reading

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Create Warm, Fall Flavors with Ingredients You Have on Hand!

Yesterday felt incredibly fall-like to me.  Maybe it was the crunchy leaves under my shoes or the mock ‘pumpkin patches’ being put up on every street corner.  I was craving something warm and soulful, hearty and earthy.  I went to the … Continue reading

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Turkey Roll with Ham, Fontina and Creamy Tarragon Sauce

The weather is turning chilly enough for us to start playing with heartier, more fortifying ingredients.  For some reason, everything in me the other day wanted to make something with turkey.  Not a whole roasted bird or anything ground, but something different.  … Continue reading

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Ginger Scallion Chicken (ahem, on a can)

While doing research for a cook book, I discovered an editorial review for the book Momofuku, written on Amazon.  The review included a recipe by David Chang himself, for some crazy-good ginger scallion sauce for noodles.  I just had to make it.  I printed, I planned, I drooled … Continue reading

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Mr. Cheese’s Sunspot Shrimp

We are trimming the fat over here at Casa de la Cheese.  At least, we think we are.  Mr. Cheese is more on the low-carb, high-protein kick that is meat, meat, meat with a ginormous side of salad.  The Italian girl … Continue reading

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Chicken Tagine

There is nothing like walking in the door after a long day at work, (or a session at the gym or playing outside with the kids) to breathe in and catch the aromas of cumin, cinnamon, squash, onions and various other goodness – … Continue reading

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Chinese Five Spice Shrimp & Chicken

As you may have guessed, Chinese Five Spice is not one spice, but exactly as it sounds – a mixture of five spices.  According to most any food authority you might consult, you will learn that it is comprised of five tastes:  … Continue reading

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‘Blind’ Jamaican Beef Patties

Ja Mon!  For those of you who think I am cooking beef patties that are specifically for blind people, get lost already!  The meaning of ‘blind’ in the recipe title is all about having an idea of what the beef patties … Continue reading

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