Vietnamese Pho Recipe: Beef Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Pho Recipe: Beef Noodle Soup

Authentic Pho recipe from award-winning cookbook author and foremost expert in Vietnamese cuisine, Andrea Nguyen! With a broth that’s light yet so full of flavor, it’s infused with spices like cinnamon, star anise and cardamom. Utterly addictive! Why This...

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Pressure Cooker Pho (Paleo Friendly)

Pressure Cooker Pho (Paleo Friendly)

If you can make awesome Pho in the slow cooker, why not a pressure cooker? And this Pressure Cooker Pho tastes so good! Packed with fresh herbs and strips of succulent beef, all in divine broth!  Why This Pressure Cooker Pho Is So Good An easy Instant Pot Pho...

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Zucchini with Lentils and Roasted Garlic

Zucchini with Lentils and Roasted Garlic

 This handsome man is Hari Nayak, the man responsible for getting me comfortable cooking Indian food. I think what intimidated me all these years was the long list of spices listed in most traditional Indian recipes. I remember watching a television special on...

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Coriander seed

Coriander seed

Coriander is used widely in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, thus having many uses for this wonderful spice. Buy Coriander in seed form. When a recipes call for ground coriander, the seed should be dry pan roasted and freshly ground to release its warm lightly...

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Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

    It’s no secret that good Pho broth requires a gazillion hours of simmering time. Time that I just don’t have. Tony, a boyfriend from a lifetime ago, told me his Dad used to simmer giant vats of pho broth overnight for his little pho restaurant in...

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Raw Bar with Asian Mignonette (Oysters and Clams)

Raw Bar with Asian Mignonette (Oysters and Clams)

If I were stuck on a tropical island, I'd make sure I brought an oyster and clam opener knife thingy. All those oysters...ALLLLL MINE...wait. Do oysters and clams even grow in the tropics? If they don't, well...they SHOULD. What's the point of being stranded on an...

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Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Tropical Fruit Salsa

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Tropical Fruit Salsa

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...

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Potatoes Anna with Cinnamon and Coriander

Potatoes Anna with Cinnamon and Coriander

from my Tampa Tribune column I'm sure that a vow to eat healthfully was at the top of most New Year's resolutions lists. Sigh. It certainly was on mine, but I've been doing a lousy job of fulfilling my goal of losing 15 pounds. I even made it super-easy by limiting...

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Ginger, Coriander & Orange Braised Chicken

Ginger, Coriander & Orange Braised Chicken

Ginger, Coriander and Orange Braised Chicken Inspired by flipping through Nigel Slater's Appetite which has been sitting on my desk for the past 2 weeks because I can't stop looking at it. I love his style of cooking - "a small handful of crabmeat per person" "ginger...

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