Category Archives: Internationally Inspired

Ceviche – What is it?

What exactly is ceviche? Ceviche (also cebiche or seviche) is fish “cooked” in citrus (typically lemon or lime), then mixed with vegetables and aromatics and eaten like a salsa. I always thought it was a Mexican dish. We used to … Continue reading

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Chorizo & Potato Empanadas

Empanadas are the Mexican version of a savory hand pie. Little pie pockets filled with flavorful, savory fillings. These are filled with Mexican chorizo, potatoes and leftover pork – and they went pretty fast at our house! And they are … Continue reading

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Super Easy Mu Shu Pork Wraps

This is my version of the Chinese burrito mu shu pork – super simple and wonderfully delicious. Typically mu shu had mushrooms, eggs, and wood ear and enoki mushrooms. This version uses green onions and regular crimini mushrooms. You can … Continue reading

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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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