Crab Cakes with Charred Lime and Mint Sauce

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Crab Cakes with Charred Lime and Mint SauceCrab cakes are not only delicious but are easy-to-make too. You can use tender crab meat in different forms and this one is one of the best ways to relish it. Crab cakes taste best when served with a unique sauce. We've added a lip-smacking mint sauce preparation to complement these meaty delights. You're free to substitute it with your preferred sauce. I've used peanut oil to shallow fry these crab cakes but you're free to use your preferred vegetable oil. Added garnishes are completely optional and can be omitted. Fish cakes can also be made in a similar manner. I often stuff these mouth-watering crab cakes in my morning sandwiches. Let's make these scrumptious and fulfilling crab cakes—right now!
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Cauliflower and Avocado Tostada

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Cauliflower and Avocado TostadaTostadas are perfect for a brunch or for a breakfast. They're quite easy-to-make and are totally delicious too. I've used a simple salsa for the tostada topping. Though I've made a base of avocado slices on the tostada you're free to directly include it in the salsa. I've avoided sriracha but if you want a bit spicy version, do drizzle it on top of the prepared tostadas. To get the best results, prepare these tostadas—right before serving. I've sliced cauliflower head's stem too, which can be omitted, if you do not like it. Feel free to drizzle generous amount of lime juice on top if you love sharp and extra-tangy flavor. So, here we go to make these tasty and crunchy cauliflower and avocado tostadas in a few simple steps.
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Cheesy Chili and Thyme Croutons

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Cheesy Chili and Thyme CroutonsCroutons can be relished either as a tea time snack or can be included in soups and salads. They're quite easy-to-make and can be easily stored in an airtight container for a few days. The following croutons recipe is dead simple and tastes great in every form. Feel free to use your preferred bread but make sure you're keeping the flavoring agents—intact. If you're storing them, do microwave a bit before using in your favorite soups. If you're using them as a snack, do not hesitate in adding more cheese to the croutons. I love to crush these croutons before adding to the soup bowl. Let's not wait further and learn to make these crunchy and delicious croutons in a few easy steps. Let's bake them, right now.
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Shakshuka Recipe

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Shakshuka RecipeOnce you'll taste this popular Middle Eastern egg recipe, you'll make it again and again at the breakfast. You get simmering poached eggs on top of spiced up stew of tomatoes and peppers. Ideally, this recipe is made with a cast iron skillet. In case, you do not have one, use a regular thick-base skillet. For presentation, I've used a smaller skillet. While making this recipe, use a bigger one having enough space to add 5 to 6 eggs. Serve it piping hot with your favorite flatbread variety and with a bowl of fresh salad. Feel free to moderate the spices as per your preferences. Use ripe tomatoes to get the best results. Let's make this spicy, scrumptious, and fulfilling Shakshuka recipe for our loved ones and friends.
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Broccoli and Calabrian Chili Pizza

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Broccoli and Calabrian Chili PizzaOnce again, it's pizza time for my family members. We made a different one this time with a thick base and with a unique and cheesy topping. I've used fresh broccoli tendrils and Calabrian chili to add a different yet delicious flavor to the topping. If tendrils are not available, use roughly chopped broccoli florets. Similarly, if Calabrian chili is not available, use Anaheim chili and Serrano chili. Feel free to more veggies if you want to go for a more colorful and richer version of the same. If you don't like thick crust, go for the opposite making sure the topping is not that heavy. It a good way to make your kids eat broccoli which they generally try to avoid. Let's make this scrumptious broccoli and chili pizza.
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Tomato and Pluot Salad with Burrata and Herbs

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Tomato and Pluot Salad with Burrata and HerbsIt's time to make a quick salad preparation to complement your main course, perfectly. I've made a simpler version of the salad which can be easily enhanced by adding more fruits to it. If burrata is not available, use mozzarella. Feel free to use local dried herbs to add your personal touch. Though pluot is the primary ingredient of this salad recipe, I'm dead sure it may not be available, everywhere. In such a case, use a mix of plums and apricots. To get the best results, drizzle generous quantity of olive oil on top of this salad. You can refrigerate this salad a bit before serving though I love the one served at the room temperature. Let's make this flavorful tomato and pluot salad preparation, right now.
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Garlic Infused Tagliatelle with Clams

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Garlic Infused Tagliatelle with ClamsThe following pasta preparation is not only nutritious but is easy-to-make too. Both the pasta variety and the type of clam can be changed according to the availability. The key to making a good pasta recipe is to keep things simple and the use of fresh ingredients. For a strong flavor, feel free to add another garlic clove to the oil. While cooking the clams, discard the ones which do not open at all. For a bit spicier version, add chili flakes to the seasoning. To enrich the flavor, you can also drizzle extra virgin olive oil on top just before serving. My family just love seafood pasta. That's why I make it for them at least once, every fortnight. Let's quickly make this scrumptious and flavorful pasta preparation.
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Parsnip and Pear Soup

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Parsnip and Pear SoupThis nutritious and delicious soup is a perfect way to start a meal. The combination of parsnip and pear gives this soup, a nice and rustic flavor. The good thing about this soup is that you can either make a lighter version or can go for a rich and creamy version of the same. If pear is not available, you can go for kiwi or pineapple. One can use chicken broth or vegetable broth (for the soup base) as per the preferences. The seasoning of this soup is mild which can be adjusted as per your taste. Make this soup in a limited quantity as the refrigerated version doesn't taste that good. Feel free to use your preferred garnish. Let's get started and quickly make this appetizing and easy-to-make parsnip soup for everyone.
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Pesto Pizza with Olives and Mushrooms

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Pesto Pizza with Olives and MushroomsIt's pizza time guys! A fresh homemade pizza is always a good option than getting one from the nearest pizza outlet. The following pizza preparation includes a generous quantity of basil pesto which gives it a unique and lip-smacking flavor. Though I always advise experimenting with the pizza topping, sticking to the ingredients mentioned below is what I'll recommend for this one to get the best possible taste. I've used readymade pesto which can be substituted with fresh homemade pesto. This pizza takes lesser time to cook when compared to a regular pizza. Serve this pizza at the room temperature instead of giving it when it's hot. Let's make this scrumptious and fulfilling pesto pizza for our loved ones.
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Chicken Salad Recipe

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Chicken Salad RecipeThe following salad preparation is a complete meal in itself. Toss in some crunchy veggies with cooked chicken chunks and flavor it with select ingredients. It's that easy! This salad can also be made with firm white meat fish fillet chunks instead of chicken. Feel free to add few extra fruit options and accordingly adjust the quantity of other additions. The leftovers of this salad can be easily stuffed in morning sandwiches. Those who love extra fire on the taste buds can add chili flakes or paprika to the base seasoning. If your main course already include chicken, I'll suggest omitting serving of this salad. To elevate its flavor, add local dried herbs. Let's make this tasty chicken salad in a few easy steps.
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Eggplant and Mushrooms Spaghetti

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Eggplant and Mushrooms SpaghettiThis wholesome spaghetti preparation is loaded with veggies and is an ideal breakfast. Though most of the time we do not add veggies to spaghetti, this time we decided to give it a go. If fresh and ripe tomatoes are available, the results would be great. Addition of local dried herbs can be experimented with if you prefer to do so. If you don't like eggplants, substitute it with zucchini. Similarly, feel free to pick the local mushroom variety of your preference. If you prefer, you can add the veggies in mashed form too. While parboiling sliced eggplants, make sure you keep them a bit rawer. Don't hesitate in making the spicier version of the same by adding hot chili flakes. Let's quickly make this delicious recipe.
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Broad Bean Falafel Recipe

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Broad Bean Falafel RecipeIf you're already familiar with the classic falafel recipe, this one is going to make your day. It's much healthier than the original one and can be relished with your main course too. Seasoning for this falafel preparation can be moderated as per your taste. The proportions of broad beans and chickpea flour can be adjusted too to get the desired crispy texture. Though you can relish these falafels with your preferred dip, tahini sauce is the way to go. I'll recommend frying them right before serving. If possible, use canola oil to get the best results. I've also included a small portion of coarsely ground chickpea lentil (dhal) to get that extra crunch. Let's quickly make these nutritious and scrumptious broad bean falafels.
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Tagliatelle Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

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Tagliatelle Pasta with Cherry TomatoesThis simple and scrumptious pasta preparation is easy-to-make and can be consumed anytime of the day. The ingredients used are simple yet when combined in a right manner comes out as a lip smacking serving. You can substitute tagliatelle with spaghetti if you prefer the latter one. Instead of adding tomatoes in the very beginning and making them burst, I prefer to add halved cherry tomatoes almost simultaneously with the pasta to get a different texture and flavor. Feel free to moderate the amount of olive oil used in this recipe. If you find it a bit dry, do not hesitate in adding your favorite cheese to it. Let's get started and quickly prepare this awesome tagliatelle pasta preparation for our loved ones.
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Cauliflower, Beetroot, and Avocado Tacos

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Cauliflower, Beetroot, and Avocado TacosWhether you're sitting at a brunch or just starting your breakfast, tacos are an excellent option to fulfill your hunger. Today, we're making vegan tacos you're going to love to the fullest. We'll keep the veggies a bit raw instead of cooking them completely. To keep the preparation simple and lean, I've omitted the use of cheese and lime crema. But, if you prefer a heavier version, do add both the ingredients along with a fresh salsa topping. You can make these tacos quickly in a few simple steps. My hubby prefers a sprinkle of chili flakes on these tacos. Cauliflower can be substituted with broccoli though I'll recommend sticking with the original list of ingredients. Let's quickly make these scrumptious tacos.
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Indian-Style Potato and Pea Curry

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Indian-Style Potato and Pea CurryThis comforting subcontinent curry includes fragrant spices and lots of fresh peas which goes so well with the diced potatoes. I've also added tomatoes quite generously in this preparation. Generally, it is served with flatbread but one can also relish it with boiled or plain fried rice. Though I made this recipe for a large gathering, I'm going to reduce the ingredients for a four-member serving. If you want to make it richer and nutritious, add cottage cheese cubes to the recipe. Depending on your taste and preferences, feel free to change the consistency of the curry. For best results, use fresh peas. Let's not wait further and make this delicious potato and peas curry made with hot and flavorful Indian spices.
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