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Baja Coleslaw

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Baja Coleslaw of SteamyKitchen-TLC     1/2 small head cabbage, washed and finely shredded (about 4 cups) 2 small carrots, peeled and shredded 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1 small sweet bell pepper, diced 1/4″ 3/4 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins or Sun-Maid Golden Raisins, divided 1/2 cup cubed fresh or frozen, thawed mango 1/2 cup cubed fresh or frozen, thawed …

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Lychees, Longan, Rambutan!

A beautiful Asian tropical salad with a pineapple “bowl” – canned longan, lychee, rambutan paired with some fresh tropical fruits. Some of my favorite fruit come in cans. I’m not talking about tasteless, mushy pears or the stained red maraschino cherries, but the Asian stuff like lychee, longan and rambutan. These are fruits that I can rarely find fresh in …

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Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta Recipe

Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Salsa

Click for 6 additional photos of Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta It’s not easy trying to come up with great recipes I think you all will enjoy. Some weeks, I just want to cuddle up on the couch and French kiss a bag of Styrofoam cheese puffs. But I doubt that you, my loyal readers, would …

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Easy Pan Fried Mango Curry Chicken

from Steamy Kitchen food column in Tampa Tribune Writing and editing more than 100 recipes for a cookbook that I’m doing is no easy task. In fact, it’s quite a bit more intense than I had ever imagined. The more-than-occasional brain farts and writer’s block are tough, and usually I can deal with those moments by distracting myself with a …

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Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Tropical Fruit Salsa

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I just read an article about a man in India who created a tree that grows 300 varieties of mangoes. Although the original tree is more than 80 years old, this man has grafted different mango saplings onto it. It’s kind of neat and strange at the same time. But, it got me thinking: If I could have one tree …

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Tomato Harvest on Christmas Eve + Steamy Kitchen on TV

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These tomato plants were planted 2nd week of October and this is my first tomato harvest, on Christmas Eve. Of course, I don’t consider the green tomatoes that fell off from the branch of my bigger tomato plant that broke as “harvest.” But then again, the term “harvest” …

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Seared Scallops with Mango-Melon Salsa

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This recipe appeared in my food column, Steamy Kitchen, published in a local newspaper here in Florida. The original text from the food column appears below. A modified version + coconut rice + an awesome story also published as part of the cover story for Creative Loafing newspaper. Remember when I was disowned by my peeps? Well, here is …