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Thai Basil and Fresh Mint Fried Rice with Chinese Braising Greens

There is something about fresh aromatic Thai basil fried rice that makes me happy. Thai basil has an amazing aroma that creates a feel good sense, as does fresh mint. The beauty of this rice is that its packed with both. Really an easy dish to make with delicious results.

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Chile Rellenos with ZUCCHINI & PANEER

This recipe for chiles rellenos comes from Andrea Serrato, who sells an exquisite version of the dish out of her home in East Los Angeles. Ms. Serrato learned to make it from her mother, Rose Serrato, who fills big chile poblanos simply with queso ranchero, fries them in a cloudlike batter and simmers them in a garlicky salsa roja.” NY times Cooking

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Loaded Veggie Fried Rice

Lots of peppers, a little of this, a little of that, a splash of soy sauce, and drizzle of sesame oil , the result is this phenomenal rice dish that is healthy and delicious. With plenty of garlic and ginger, loads of summer peppers, carrots, broccoli, tofu, and rice – all these wonderful ingredients turn a humble rice into something scrumptious.

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More Veggie Enchilada. Lasagna Style

I call this dish more veggie enchilada lasagna because the veggie to corn tortilla ration is very high. I call it a lasagna because rather than roll the corn tortilla with the veggie stuffing, I layered the tortillas like a lasagna. What this does is allow me to add way more veggies than will stuff inside a tortilla . And just like a lasagna, I layered enchilada sauce, then tortilla and veggies and did that again in layers until all the veggies were used up. The result is a phenomenally delicious dish which is juicy from the veggies, gooey from the cheese and packed with flavor.

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Happy Lunar New year! The Year of the Ox 2021

I know there aren’t any Lunar New Year parades or celebrations to go to this year but that doesn’t mean it can’t be festive. Making homemade dumplings with the family is one sure way of enjoying time together while celebrating Lunar New Year which is the Year of the Ox in 2021. Here are a few tried out Asian inspired recipes that will surely make Lunar New Year fun at home. Given them a try!

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