pork dumplings with spinach
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Pork and Spinach Dumplings

Pork is my favorite filling when I make dumplings at home. Usually, I mix in carrot pulp leftover from juicing to add nutritional density to the dish, but this time I used spinach because I had some leftover from another weeknight meal. Ingredients: 1 pack ground pork1/2-1 cup frozen spinach, thawedfish sauce to taste (I… Continue reading Pork and Spinach Dumplings

Coconut alfredo pappardelle prosciutto
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Coconut Alfredo Pappardelle with Prosciutto

Using coconut cream to make an alfredo sauce is one of my favorite tricks, which I learned from the chef Brian Lumley when we lived in Jamaica. It's rare that we get prosciutto here in Suva, so when I saw it at a store a couple weekends ago, we stocked up. I used a few… Continue reading Coconut Alfredo Pappardelle with Prosciutto

pappardelle tofu crushed peanuts
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Pappardelle with Tofu and Crushed Peanuts

I made this vegetarian dish using tofu and crushed peanuts for protein. I also used the scallions growing in our garden. Ingredients: 1/2 pack pappardelle 1/2 garlic head, diced 1 cup peanuts, crushed (use mortar and pestle or food processor) 1 pack silken tofu 1 whole scallion stalk, chopped sesame oil to taste soy sauce… Continue reading Pappardelle with Tofu and Crushed Peanuts

couscous with shrimp and bacon
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Couscous with Shrimp, Bacon and Veg

I had forgotten how good couscous can be. It's an excellent blank canvas that absorbs flavors very well. I poured a lot of olive oil into this dish because it's full of good fat and adds a peppery note to the dish without weighing down the fluffy texture of the couscous. The green sprig garnishing… Continue reading Couscous with Shrimp, Bacon and Veg