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American Main Course Recipes

Jambalaya and the Cajun Holy Trinity

Straight from Louisiana is this one pot meal of spicy sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, rice and the Cajun holy trinity. Most attribute the French heritage of the Louisiana Acadians to coining the name for this dish. Combining the phrase ham with rice in their “cajun” dialect resulted in the phrase “jambon à la ya”. Remember the…

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Appetizers Middle Eastern Recipes

Yabrak – Stuffed Grape Leaves

Middle East style grape leaves stuffed with rice, lamb and spices then simmered until tender.

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Main Course Middle Eastern Recipes

Lebanese Lamb & Green Bean Stew

This recipe combines some popular middle eastern ingredients and is based on the common stewed green bean dish called Loubieh Ruz.   I like to add some meat and serve over lemon rice to make this a simple two dish meal.

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Italian Recipes Side Dish

Mushroom & Spinach Risotto

Leave it to the Italians to take something simple like rice to the next level. This northern Italian specialty is so versatile and oh so delicious. By adding a few extra ingredients to the traditional recipe, you can make this dish into your own creation. Here, spinach and mushrooms were thrown in, adding some extra…