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Hatch pepper soup

Hatch peppers soup

Hatch pepper season came to an end. Too bad that it is so short, but on the other hand, there is more joy when they reappear each year. This is the beauty of seasonality that was so usual to our…

Bell peppers and cucumber salad

Bell peppers and cucumber salad

This salad is very refreshing on a hot summer day. It is also a vitamin and antioxidant bomb, rich particularly in vitamin A and C. I absolutely love the colors and could eat it every single day. It is very…

Napa cabbage with onion and Thai pepper

Napa cabbage with onion and Thai pepper

I ate a similar dish in a Chinese hotel in Dili. It contained also deep-fried tofu and another green leafy vegetable, probably water spinach (kangkong). I loved it and re-created it, although not exactly the same way. Water spinach is…

Refried red kidney beans

Refried red kidney beans

Refried beans are usually made out of pinto beans and I make them this way often. However, sometimes I use different kind of legumes, like red kidney beans here, black beans or even black, brown or green lentils. This dish…

Jícama, carrot and cucumber salad

Jícama, carrot and cucumber salad

This colorful salad is rich mainly in vitamins A and C, but also a variety of other vitamins and minerals. Low in calories, it can be served as a side dish, an appetizer or a healthy snack. It is very…