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Sicilian Pistachio Sauce

You know what I love?

Pistachios!

A month or two ago a friend of mine living in Sicily told me about this pasta sauce made with the delicious little nuts. Continue reading

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Zucchini Pizza On Whole Wheat Crust

Want something to do with all the zucchini piling up everywhere? Make a pizza! I made a pizza on a whole wheat crust with layers of homemade cheese, mozzarella, and sliced zucchini.

The zucchini was given to me by my brother who keeps a productive little home garden.

Those were washed and put aside while I prepared the dough. I emptied a packet of yeast into 1 1/2 cup warm water with Continue reading

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Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

While browsing recipe sites yesterday I came across a few recipes for stuffed bell peppers. They sounded pretty tasty, not to mention healthy, so I figured I would give them a go. I used my typical method of viewing several similar recipes to get an idea of which ingredients would join the party then writing out a quick “recipe” to serve as a guide. Behold, my recipe (first draft). Pretty fancy, no?

The actual recipe was changed a bit during cooking and the final version can be found at the end of the post. I started by preparing some of the ingredients to be used. First a 10 ounce package of frozen spinach Continue reading

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Piroshki, Piroshki, Piroshki

So last night I had some ground beef to use up and I was trying to think of something new to do with it when I remembered this awesome little bakery in Pike’s Place Market called Piroshki, Piroshki. They sell, yep you guessed it – piroshki. I haven’t been there in a long while, but I remember the food being amazing. They seemed simple enough, just meat filled rolls, so I decided to give a shot at making them myself.

I started by priming a packet of yeast in half a cup of warm water, about 10 to 15 minutes till it’s foamy – you know the drill. The wet portion of the dough consisted of 1 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 2 Tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp salt – all gently heated and whisked together in a saucepan.

This wet mixture was added to two cups of flour in the KitchenAid with a dough hook and mixed till mostly consistent. The sides had to be scraped every so often with a rubber spatula. Next a third Continue reading

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