The Ultimate Ragu

When deciding what to make this week for the blog, I found this ragu in my notes. It literally said, “Made the most awesome ragu tonight! eggplant, carrots, onion, garlic, zucchini, summer squash, kalamata olives, tomato paste, beef.” That’s what I had to go on and i wrote it down about 3 years ago. With a note like that, I had to make it…and make a recipe for it! ultimate-ragu-2

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Indian Butter Eggplant (Nethi Vankaya)

Here’s another Indian recipe from a co-worker, Butter Eggplant. She brought this in for work for lunch one day. I asked what it was and she told me. It smelled so good so I immediately started to google for a recipe. None of the recipes I was seeing was what she was eating. So after a while I asked her if she would share the recipe with me. Finding out, this is specific to her region in a part of southern India, so she was not surprise that I could not find a recipe online. It is super easy to …

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Peruvian Style Chicken with Green Sauce

Earlier this year we went to a Peruvian restaurant; the same restaurant we had the garlic rice at (causing me to recreate it). My friend ordered this roasted chicken covered in this wonderful green sauce. It smelled and looked amazing. He was kind enough to give us all a case of this wonderful dish. I had to have it again. I searched all over the internet looking for a recipe. I finally found one that’s ingredients looked similar to what we had eaten and it gave me a good base to start from. Continue reading

Easy Peach Upside Down Cake

I have been craving cake all week. Store cupcakes didn’t cut it. Then the other day my friend posted a picture of this peach upside down cake. I was salivating and immediately messaged him for the recipe. He sent me his inspiration from the Toronto Star. He said he used a store bought yellow cake instead of making one from scratch like the recipe said to. I don’t often used boxed ingredients like this, but I was all up for that since I wanted to make something quick and delicious. Easy Peach Upside Down …

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