Category Archives: Internationally Inspired

Easy Chicken Shawarma

It’s National Shawarma Day! A day to celebrate the middle-eastern meats, bursting with warm and smoky aromas that fill your mouth with delight! Originating in Turkey, shawarma means to turn. Traditionally various meats were marinated in spices and cooked slowly … Continue reading

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Ten Tacos – It’s National Taco Day!

It’s National Taco Day!! And who doesn’t love tacos? The taco is believed to have originated in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico. People put small fish inside a tortilla and rolled it. They were called atacos, which … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Chicken Eggrolls

My husband picked up a huge bag of mushrooms that were reaching their prime, on sale. In the bag there were some shiitake mushrooms –  what to do….  These eggrolls are the result of that bag of mushrooms (really any … Continue reading

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Mexican Style Pasta Salad

Summer is pasta salad time. We get tired of the same old salad and we love Mexican food. That spurred an idea to combine the two and here’s the delicious salad I came up with.

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A Summer Soup – Shrimp Gazpacho

When I think of gazpacho I always think Mexican food, but that’s not where this delicious summer soup comes from. We know it as a generic cold soup, but it was originally made in Spain and served warm. It was … Continue reading

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