Vegan Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of those dishes that you can make in no time if you have some leftover rice in your refrigerator. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want. I don’t know about you but I like to eat rice pretty much every day, maybe because I grew up in Asia.

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Shrimp in Coconut Sauce (Camarão com Molho de Coco)

I have never visited Brazil but I hope to someday just to be able to sample their wonderful cuisine. While recently searching my cookbooks for new ideas, I came across this delightful dish called shrimp in coconut sauce. Apparently it is very popular in Brazil during the Easter season. I was attracted to this dish because I love shrimp and coconut milk together, and I also like the bell peppers in this dish.

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Ham and Potato Soup

I love cruising grocery stores and finding things I haven’t noticed before. A couple days ago I was walking in the deli section and noticed some small packages of cooked ham that were only about one pound each. This seemed a super-convenient size for making different meals during the week. Once I bought a couple of these, I decided to make a creamy ham and potato soup. As the weather gets cooler outside I like making soups for our family.

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Cullen Skink (Fish Stew)

To me, smoked salmon is a luxury item that I don’t get to enjoy all the time. I like it on a salad or just with cheese, crackers and a glass of wine. I like smoked salmon that is lightly smoked and melts in your mouth. I like to collect the skins and then make fish broth with it.

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Dal with Spinach

As a child growing up I ate dal at most meals. Dal are dried and split pulses or lentils that are very common in South Asian cooking. My mother cooked lentils on almost a daily basis to serve with fried spinach and fish curry. I did not actually like dal growing up, as I was a very picky eater!

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