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Baked Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries ๐Ÿฅ”
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Baked Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries ๐Ÿฅ”

February 28, 2018
Preheat oven to 425F 0r 220C. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into ยผ inch (6mm) slices and then each slice into ยผ inch (6mm) sticks. Place the sticks into a large bowl. Add cornstarch, garlic, basil, cumin, salt, pepper, Parmesan and toss…
Instant Mac and Cheese (Mac & Cheese) ๐Ÿง€
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Instant Mac and Cheese (Mac & Cheese) ๐Ÿง€

February 26, 2018
Place bacon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place it on the middle rack of a preheated 400ยฐF oven. Bake bacon until crispy and golden-brown. Set a timer for roughly 18 – 20 minutes. Place them on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat. Cut into bacon…
Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

February 26, 2018
Prepare roasted tomatoes. Preheat oven to 375ยฐF or 190ยฐC. In a medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place tomatoes to a baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes until tomatoes are roasted. Prepare the sandwiches. Heat a nonstick pan over…
Banana Pudding ๐ŸŒ
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Banana Pudding ๐ŸŒ

February 24, 2018
In a large mixing bowl, add the condensed milk and the cold milk. Beat for 1 minute with a hand mixer. Then, add in the vanilla instant pudding mix and blend for another minute. Put a lid or foil over the mixing bowl and pop in the fridge to completely…
Instant Pork Chops, Smashed Potatoes and Gravy (Homemade) ๐Ÿ–
Ready: 55 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Preparation: 10 minutes
Contains: 11 ingredients
Difficulty: Easy
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Instant Pork Chops, Smashed Potatoes and Gravy (Homemade) ๐Ÿ–

February 24, 2018
Place the potatoes in the Instant pot. Sprinkle half the onion and the garlic on top. Pour the chicken stock into the pot and place the herb bundle in. Lay the pork chops on top of the potatoes so that they’re not submerged in the liquid. Season the top of…
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Chicken Mozzarella Sticks
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Chicken Mozzarella Sticks

February 24, 2018
Place the wine, sugar and gelatin in a saucepan over medium low heat, keep the temperature under 90 degrees to keep the alcohol in. Whisk for 2-3 minutes or until sugar and gelatin have dissolved. Then stir in pink food coloring until combined. For colorless gummy bear donโ€™t add food…
Dill Pickle Dip
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Dill Pickle Dip

February 2, 2018
Take the cream cheese and let it soften at room temperature for an hour. Then, add it to a mixing bowl and blend until slightly creamy using a hand mixer or stand mixer for about a minute. Add in the pepper, Old Bay and garlic. Blend until combined with the…
Red Pepper Hummus
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Red Pepper Hummus

January 18, 2018
Place the dry chickpeas in the instant pot along with 2 cups of water. Place the lid on the unit and turn to locked position. Turn the steam release valve to sealing. Press the manual button and adjust the timer to 40 minutes. Once the unit has finished cooking and…
Mozzarella Stick Onion Rings
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Mozzarella Stick Onion Rings

December 22, 2017
Peel and cut onions into 1-centimeter rings. Separate the rings.Slice the mozzarella into 4 even strips. Place a smaller onion ring in the center of a larger one. Fill the gap between the rings with strips of mozzarella. Repeat with remaining onion rings and freeze them for 1 hour. Place…
Chilli Potatoes
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Chilli Potatoes

December 22, 2017
Peel potatoes, then cut diagonally and immersed them in salted water for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, transfer into a saucepan and boil them until soft. In the meantime, mix together chili sauce and red chili powder with little water until thick paste comes together, set aside until required. Drain…
Roasted Tomato and Cheese Sandwich
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Roasted Tomato and Cheese Sandwich

December 21, 2017
Prepare roasted tomatoes. Preheat oven to 375ยฐF or 190ยฐC. In a medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place tomatoes to a baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes until tomatoes are roasted. Prepare the sandwiches. Heat a nonstick pan over…
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Banana Cacao Chia Seed Pudding
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Banana Cacao Chia Seed Pudding

December 7, 2017
Peel one of the bananas and place it in a bowl with the chia seeds. Mash together with a fork until they are well combined and a mushy banana, chia seed paste comes together. Stir in vanilla extract and milk until incorporated and no lumps remain in the mixture. Separate…
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Mint and Lime Iced Tea
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Mint and Lime Iced Tea

December 1, 2017
For the tea: Place water in a medium pot and bring to a simmer over high heat. When water simmers, remove from heat, add tea bags and mint, cover and let steep for 10 minutes.ย Once tea has steeped, discard tea bags, add sugar, and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.ย Let…
Fajita Salmon with Vegetables
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Fajita Salmon with Vegetables

August 7, 2017
Preheat the oven to 425ยฐ. Place salmon fillet on a baking sheet and coat with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Mix all the seasonings together in a small bowl until combined. Reserve some of the seasoning for the veggies and use the remaining for rubbing all over the salmon.…
Parmesan Zucchini Chips
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Parmesan Zucchini Chips

August 7, 2017
In a medium bowl, add the apple cider vinegar, Parmesan cheese, garlic clove, and salt. Mix together until combined and then add the sliced zucchini. Toss to coat. Arrange zucchini slices in a single layer on dehydrator 1 or 2 trays. Dehydrate at 135ยฐ for 5 to 10 hours, until…
Wine Gummy Bears
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Wine Gummy Bears

August 7, 2017
Place the wine, sugar and gelatin in a saucepan over medium low heat, keep the temperature under 90 degrees to keep the alcohol in. Whisk for 2-3 minutes or until sugar and gelatin have dissolved. Then stir in pink food coloring until combined. For colorless gummy bear donโ€™t add food…
Microwave Potato Chips
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Microwave Potato Chips

August 4, 2017
Slice potatoes into โ…›-inch rounds. Toss the slices in a medium bowl with oil and salt to coat evenly. Coat a large microwave-proof plate with cooking spray. Arrange some potato slices in a single layer on the plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high heat setting for 2 to 3 minutes or…
Barbecued Portobello Mushrooms
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Barbecued Portobello Mushrooms

July 30, 2017
Clean mushrooms and remove stems, reserve for other use. Place caps on a plate with the gills up.   In a small bowl, combine the oil, onion, garlic and vinegar. Pour mixture evenly over the mushroom caps and let stand for 1 hour. Preheat barbecue for medium high heat. Brush…
Potato Cakes (Rร–STI)
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Potato Cakes (Rร–STI)

July 27, 2017
Using a box grater, grate the potatoes. Place the grated potato in the middle of a clean dish towel, wrap it up, and squeeze out as much liquid from the shredded potatoes. Then transfer to a bowl, and add red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, scallions, garlic, ginger, soy sauce,…
Creamy, Velvety Cheese Cake with Blueberries sauce topping
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Creamy, Velvety Cheese Cake with Blueberries sauce topping

July 26, 2017
Preheat the oven to fan 200C/conventional 240C/gas 9. Line the base of a 23cm spring form cake tin with parchment paper. Crush the biscuits to fine crumbs either by whizzing in a food processor or put them into a polythene bag and bashing them with a rolling pin. For the…
Stir-fried Eggplant, Potatoes with Peppers
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Stir-fried Eggplant, Potatoes with Peppers

July 24, 2017
Prepare all the vegetables by cutting into bite size pieces. Stir together cornstarch and water until smooth and set aside until required. Heat the oil in wok over medium heat and let heat until hot. Add the potato, and brown lightly for about 8 to 10 minutes until cooked through,…
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Oreo Cream Shake In 4 Simple Steps
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Oreo Cream Shake In 4 Simple Steps

July 22, 2017
1. Spoon chocolate syrup into each of 4 glasses. Roll each glass to coat bottom and inside of glass with syrup. 2. Combine all the ingredients in the blender and pulse them until smooth and Oreos biscuits are crushed well. 3. Pour in the prepared glasses. 4. Top a drink…
Falafels ๐Ÿ•Œ
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Falafels ๐Ÿ•Œ

July 1, 2017
1. Preparing chickpeas: First take a pan and filled it 3/4 and bring it to boil. Add chickpeas, a teaspoon of baking soda and cook them in boiling water until they become tender about 30- 40 minutes. 2. Drain and keep them aside. 3. An alternative to cook chickpeas is…
Middle Eatsern Homemade Pitta Bread
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Middle Eatsern Homemade Pitta Bread

July 1, 2017
1. Place yeast into the work bowl of a stand mixer and add 1 cup warm water and 1 cup flour. 2. Whisk together and let stand 15 to 20 minutes for mixture to rise and make a loose sponge. Mixture will bubble and foam. 3. Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons…
Butterscotch Ice-cream
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Butterscotch Ice-cream

July 1, 2017
For the praline: Heat the sugar in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 5 to7 minutes or till the sugar melts, while stirring continuously.ย Remove from the flame, add the cashewnuts and butter and mix well.ย Spread the mixture on a greased flat surface and allow it…
Meat Feast Paella โ€“ The store cupboard version
Cook: 45 minutes
Preparation: 15 minutes
Contains: 16 ingredients
Difficulty: Easy
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Meat Feast Paella โ€“ The store cupboard version

July 1, 2017
Meat Feast Paella โ€“ The store cupboard version
French Onion Soup
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French Onion Soup

July 1, 2017
Melt the butter with the oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onions and fry with the lid on for 10 mins until soft. Sprinkle in the sugar and cook for 20 mins more, stirring frequently, until caramelised. The onions should be really golden, full of flavour and soft…
Lava flow cocktail
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Lava flow cocktail

July 1, 2017
Place strawberries, light rum, and dark rum along with ice into a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into ย chilled tall glass. Rinse out blender, then puree banana, pineapple juice, ย cream of coconut and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Slowly pour the banana mixture into the strawberry mixture and watch the…
Apple Cinnamon Maple French Toast
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Apple Cinnamon Maple French Toast

June 30, 2017
To prepare Apple-Cinnamon mixture: Add apple slices, brown sugar, and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium high heat until brown sugar has dissolved and butter has melted. Add vanilla and cinnamon and reduce heat to simmer, cook 6-8 minutes longer. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly…
Greek Pasta Salad
Ready: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Preparation: 1 minutes
Contains: 14 ingredients
Difficulty: Easy
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Greek Pasta Salad

June 30, 2017
Fill big pot 3/4 full of cold water. Cover and bring the pot of cold water to a fast boil. Covering the pot of cold water with a lid will help bring the water to a boil faster. Add 2 tablespoons of salt. Add pasta in the salted boiling water.…
Meatless-balls and Spaghetti
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Meatless-balls and Spaghetti

June 29, 2017
For meatless-balls: In a medium skillet over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Raise the heat to high and cook, stirring frequently, until the…
Grilled Cottage Cheese Skewers
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Grilled Cottage Cheese Skewers

June 28, 2017
Preparing the pickle mix: First take all the spices namely – mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, nigella seeds and dry red chilies in a dry grinder or coffee grinder. Grind all these spices to a fine powder. a slight semi fine texture is also ok. This is the dry…
Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
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Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

June 28, 2017
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a deep pan oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Move onion mixture to side of pan; add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to open space in…
Tomato and Basil Pasta
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Tomato and Basil Pasta

June 28, 2017
Fill big pot 3/4 full of cold water. Cover and bring the pot of cold water to a fast boil. Covering the pot of cold water with a lid will help bring the water to a boil faster. Once water is boiling, then add about 1/4 cup table salt. Stir…
Hot Habanero Barbecue Wings
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Hot Habanero Barbecue Wings

June 27, 2017
To make the sauce: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Place garlic cloves and habaneros in the skillet and cook, turning occasionally, until they are blackened in spots, about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and let cool. Peel and roughly chop garlic. Seed and roughly chop habaneros. Heat…
Grilled Crispy Mustard Brussels Sprouts
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Grilled Crispy Mustard Brussels Sprouts

June 27, 2017
Rinse Brussels sprouts. Trim off stem and pull off dark outer leaves. Score an X into bottom of the sprout 1/4 inch deep, then split in half. Place Brussels sprouts in a large microwave safe bowl with 1/4 cup of water. Cover with a paper towel and microwave on high…
Crรจme Fraรฎche
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Crรจme Fraรฎche

June 27, 2017
Combine the buttermilk and cream in a saucepan and heat only to tepid, not more than 85 degrees on an instant reading thermometer. Pour into a clean glass jar. Partially cover and let stand at room temperature for 8 to 24 hours, or until thickened. Stir and refrigerate at least…
Chicken Cutlet Sandwich
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Chicken Cutlet Sandwich

June 26, 2017
To prepare chicken cutlet, lay the chicken out on a cutting board. Hold your knife parallel to the cutting board and slice the chicken breasts in half so one breast is now two cutlets. Lay the chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound out with a meat mallet…
Okrรณshka โ€“ Russian Summer Soup
Ready: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Preparation: 20 minutes
Contains: 12 ingredients
Difficulty: Easy
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Okrรณshka โ€“ Russian Summer Soup

June 26, 2017
Peel potatoes and dice them into ยผโ€ cubes. Place diced potatoes in a medium pot and cover with water. Add 1 Tablespoon vinegar and bring to a boil then continue boiling for 10 minutes or until the potatoes is cooked, but not falling apart. Drain well and set aside to…
Spicy Finger Chips
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Spicy Finger Chips

June 26, 2017
Cut the chicken breasts into 1/2 inch strips and set aside. Beat eggs in a medium size bowl. In a mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder and pepper and transfer it into a large plastic bag. Place cut breast strips in it and seal. Shake the plastic bag to coat…
Fish Pie with Mash Potatoes
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Fish Pie with Mash Potatoes

June 24, 2017
Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC/400ยฐF/gas 6. Butter oven proof dish with 1 tablespoon butter or 6-8 ramekins. Peel potato and place it in a large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover the tops of the potatoes. Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt to the water. Turn the burner on…
Tasty Tortilla Chip Corn dip
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Tasty Tortilla Chip Corn dip

June 24, 2017
Fill big pot 3/4 full of water and add sugar. Make sure the sugar is dissolved in water. Drop in corn and bring everything to boil for no longer than 8 minutes. Drain corns and let it cool. Dice green chillies and chop green onions. In a mixing bowl, whisk…
Summer Fiesta Drink
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Summer Fiesta Drink

June 22, 2017
Combine pineapple juice, orange juice, lemon juice, cream and pineapple chunks, milk with sugar in blender or food processor. Cover and process on high speed until smooth. While processing, gradually add the ice cubes; continue to blend until well mixed. Pour equal quantities of the smoothie into 4 individual glasses.…
Fizzy Kiwi Lemonade
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Fizzy Kiwi Lemonade

June 22, 2017
Peel kiwi and puree peeled fruit in blender container. Blend the mixture until smooth. Strain mixture and Discard seeds (some may remain). In a large pitcher combine sugar and lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in strained kiwi. Cover and chill. Slowly add the chilled carbonated water just…
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Summer Watermelon-Strawbeery Slush
Ready: 5 minutes
Preparation: 5 minutes
Contains: 6 ingredients
Difficulty: Easy
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Summer Watermelon-Strawbeery Slush

June 22, 2017
In a blender, combine watermelon chunks, strawberries, sugar, lemon extract and red food color. Cover and process on high speed until smooth. While processing, gradually add the ice cubes; continue to blend until well mixed slushy. Serve immediately in tall ice-filled beverage glasses.
Mango Ice Tea
Ready: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Preparation: 10 minutes
Contains: 8 ingredients
Difficulty: Easy
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Mango Ice Tea

June 22, 2017
Bring water to a boil in a pan for 30 seconds, turn off heat. Remove the pan of hot water and pour hot water in a pitcher.. Add tea bags and steep until tea is dark, about 3 minutes. Add sugar also and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour the…
Peach and Pineapple Smoothie
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Peach and Pineapple Smoothie

June 22, 2017
Peel and chop peaches into small chunks. Combine all the ingredients that are peach chunks, pineapple juice, vanilla essence, non-fat yogurt and milk, sugar and crushed ice chunks in the juicer or food processor. Pulse the juicer till the mixture is smoothen and frothy. Pour equal quantities of the smoothie…
Japanese-style bento box
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Japanese-style bento box

June 21, 2017
1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the edamame for 3-4 mins (or 1-2 mins if using frozen soya beans) until tender. Drain, sprinkle with salt and set aside. 2. Rinse the rice well in cold water until the water runs clear. Put the rice in…
Indian Fried fish & tomato curry
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Indian Fried fish & tomato curry

June 21, 2017
1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Tip in the onions and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 8 mins until soft and golden. 2. Meanwhile, blitz the tomatoes, garlic and ginger in a food processor to a smooth purรฉe. Add the curry paste to the onions and…
Macroni Chicken Salad
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Macroni Chicken Salad

April 26, 2017
Fill big pot 3/4 full of cold water. Cover and bring the pot of cold water to a fast boil. Covering the pot of cold water with a lid will help bring the water to a boil faster. Add 2 tablespoons of salt. Add the pasta, all at once, to…
Baked Beafy Cream Cheese Pasta Casserole
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Baked Beafy Cream Cheese Pasta Casserole

April 26, 2017
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9 by13 inch baking dish. Fill big pot 3/4 full of cold water. Cover and bring the pot of cold water to a fast boil. Covering the pot of cold water with a lid will help bring the water to a boil faster.…
Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

April 22, 2017
First prepare taco seasoning To prepare taco seasoning, in a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon sea salt, garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper…
Cream of Broccoli Soup
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Cream of Broccoli Soup

March 30, 2017
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium sized stock pot, and saute onion and celery until tender. Add broccoli, potato and broth, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until broccoli and potato are tender. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the…
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