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Brazilian Carrot Rice

One of my favorites cheap take-out is peri peri chicken with carrot rice. This is one of the easiest ways to make plain white rice a bit more interesting and flavorful.  Here in Portugal, it’s common to find restaurants specialized in Brazilian style roasted chicken, and I love them. They are extremely cheap — a […]

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Peruvian Causa Rellena

A classic of the Peruvian cuisine: causa rellena de pollo. Delicious, fresh, creamy and filling. You can serve it as an appetizer or as a main dish along with ceviche.  What is causa relllena?  This dish is like a Sheppard pie but with a creamy chicken filling instead of meat.  It has a layer of […]

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Mexican Cucumber Chili Lime Snack

Simple, healthy and refreshing. This Mexican cucumber chili lime is one of the best snacks for a low-calorie, guilt-free munch.  This “recipe” is sooooo easy that it’s kind of ridiculous to write about it. But, considering that my Mexican recipes are so popular and that you guys seem to enjoy spicy food, I decided to […]

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Tender Skillet Potatoes

Buttery, garlicky and herb-seasoned skillet potatoes. Easy to make and delicious to eat with almost any main dish. It’s a 5 ingredients side dish that only takes 30 minutes to cook! To add extra flavor and a more interesting texture, I like to add red onions to the recipe. I caramelize the onion with butter […]

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Jamaican Steamed Cabbage Salad

Steamed cabbage Jamaican style is a tender, sweet, spicy and overall flavorful salad. A delicious side dish loaded with vegetables in less than 20 minutes. This salad is wildly popular in the Caribbean islands for good reasons. It’s a refreshing and sweet salad that goes well as a side dish with almost any main dish […]

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