Yellow Bell Pepper Relish with Gherkins and Horseradish

Roasted Yellow Pepper Relish with Horseradish and Gherkins

This recipe is my own creation inspired by my recent discovery of Ćwikła/Tsvikli, an Eastern European relish that uses beets and horseradish. This one, here, is a fantastic recipe, but I had a heck-of-a-time trying to come up with a better name than an obvious list of ingredients. As you can see from the title […]

Posted on October 3, 2017

Categories: Appetizers/Hors d'Oeuvres, Condiments and Accoutrements, Eastern European, German, Sauces and Spreads, Toppings, Vegetarian/Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian

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Ćwikła/Tsvikli/Chrain – Beet and Horseradish Relish

Ćwikła/Tsvikli Beet and Horseradish Relish

As Ćwikła in Poland or tsvikli (цвіклі) in Ukraine this relish, a combination of beets and horseradish, is very commonly used as a spread on sliced bread, and is in-fact so popular that it is sometimes referred to as Ukrainian Kimchi. In Russian, hron (Хрoн) means simply horseradish, but also usually refers to this relish with both […]

Posted on September 25, 2017

Categories: Appetizers/Hors d'Oeuvres, Condiments and Accoutrements, Eastern European, Sauces and Spreads, Toppings, Vegan, Vegetarian/Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian

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By definition the word relish first means ‘to enjoy,’ but this works along quite nicely with the secondary culinary definition as ‘a condiment eaten with plain food to add flavor.’ This would be something you enjoy eating, topping something otherwise uninteresting. Relishes come in all shapes and sizes, varying from smooth, to chunky, to rather […]

Posted on September 21, 2017

Taro Crackers and Taro Chips

Fried Taro Crackers and Taro Chips

Most everyone has heard of taro chips. Even if you’ve never cooked with taro and just know them from those bags of multi colored chips, the idea is pretty basic; super thin slices of taro root deep fried, just like a potato chip. Since this idea is nothing new, I wanted to come up with […]

Posted on July 31, 2018

Categories: Appetizers/Hors d'Oeuvres, CF Recipes, Fries and Chips, Vegetarian/Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian, Vlog

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Tacacho con Cecina – Peruvian Plantains with Pork

Tacacho con Cecina y Aji de Cocona (knock-off)

This mashed plantain dish hails from Peru. Amazonian Peru. This is a relatively important note, as different parts of Peru produce different staple foods. For instance, in the mountainous Andes regions (Sierra) you are more likely to see crop based dishes with potatoes or quinoa, and slow roasted meats, commonly guinea pig. Along the coastline, […]

Posted on July 15, 2018

Categories: Breakfast, CF Recipes, Latin American, Side Dishes

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Mofongo with Sofrito – Puerto Rican Plantain Breakfast with Sofrito and Broth

Monfongo with Sofrito Broth

The plantain. Beloved by so many countries! And not the least of these, Puerto Rico. Mofongo (pronounce moe-phone-go) refers to a garlicy mashed plantain ball containing chicharrones, or fried pork rinds. (Bacon is an acceptable substitute.) What you choose to do with it after that offers creativity. Most often it is served with a sauce […]

Posted on July 13, 2018

Categories: Bacon, Breakfast, CF Recipes, Latin American, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Soups and Stews

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Colombian Breakfast – Cayeye with Hogao

Colombian Breakfast Cayeye with Hagao

I say, “A plantain a day, keeps the Cartel at bay.” …assuming The Little Guy is getting fair trade. Colombians have had a love hate relationship with bananas. They love to eat them and have a huge sense of national pride over dishes such as Cayeye, but there has also been trouble, involving the banana, […]

Posted on July 11, 2018

Categories: Breakfast, CF Recipes, Cooking With Kids, Latin American, Main Dishes, Vegetarian/Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian

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Grilled Salsa Verde

Grilled Salsa Two Ways

“Grilled Salsa!?” you say ask. INDEED! I’d been playing around with all those wonderful chilies making Pozole Verde when I realized that grilling season was fast approaching. “I bet these would be really good paired with the smokiness of charcoal!” Oh was I ever right! I picked out the firmest tomatillos, and the brightest pablano, anaheim, and yellow […]

Posted on May 19, 2017

Categories: Condiments and Accoutrements, Dipping Sauces, Grilled/Barbecue, Latin American, Mexican, Sauces and Spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian/Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian

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Urban Kitchionary

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A: Al Dente Almond […]

Posted on May 15, 2017

Sweet Bourbon Braised Red Onions

Bourbon Braised Red Onions

This recipe was created when I was working on the beet and oranges recipe a month ago. Not only were they fantastically incorporated into that recipe, these onions are perfect as a topping for sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, or pork chops. Serve them cooled with the sauce as a dressing over romaine for a salad, or […]

Posted on April 21, 2017

Categories: Condiments and Accoutrements, Sauces and Spreads, Toppings, Vegetarian/Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian

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