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Tomatillo and Chipotle Steak Sauce

Steak always seems to need a partner. Look in your grocery store and you’ll find a plethora of steak sauces, mostly brown and red and invigoratingly spicy. Some of these potential partners will be familiar like Worcestershire and the shelves always offer something new, perhaps a chipotle-based wonder imported from the Caribbean. This sauce has…

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Smoky Black Bean Bisque from My Perfect Pantry by Geoffrey Zakarian

In My Perfect Pantry, Geoffrey Zakarian uses simple pantry elements to forge wonderful, full flavored dishes. He has a list of 50 pantry ingredients that he employs in appetizers, side dishes, main courses and desserts. Here the simple ingredient is black beans. Beans can have a bit of punch on their own, not heat but…

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Salmon with Pomegranate-Chipotle Reduction from Naturally Healthy Mexican Cooking

  We all love salmon and every time we go to a wedding or other event we are told so again. And again. And again. Now, salmon is a truly good food to eat — farm-raised versus wild is a complex issue for there are farm-raised suppliers with healthy products. You certainly can tell the…

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Honey and Chipotle Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Diane Morgan

I first posted this recipe four years ago, and it is one Suzen and I have enjoyed on a regular basis ever since. Now, I know, I have posted several sweet potato recipes recently, all in anticipation of Thanksgiving. Which is very soon. Actually, it’s tomorrow. And if you have yet to settle on a…

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