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  It was a pleasant surprise to receive the notification that my previous post of Mediterranean Lentil Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese was my 100th published post since I began SpiceWife in January 2013.  Wow, 100 posts in three and a half years.  It certainly has been fun to explore new recipes, try new ingredients […]

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Another wonderful salad for a summer’s day.  I love one bowl meals and this salad includes all the components to meet my needs:  Green lentils and goat cheese for protein, pasta for carbs, and lots of colourful vegetables. For those of you who would like to include more vegetarian meals into your diet, 2016 has […]

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Beets were something I avoided growing up.  My mom used to buy the bottled beet borscht for both her and my dad; never fresh, only bottled.  I tried it, hated it and had not attempted to buy them or eat them for years.  In more recent history, another taste of red beet borscht was made […]

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Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and tried something so delicious that you wanted to make it at home?  This recipe is from one of those situations.  Ordered a delicious mango salad last weekend and I wanted to emulate it….immediately! Mangos are a delicious tropical fruit, sometimes a bit of a challenge to prepare […]

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Pastilla (pronounced pas-tee-ya), also known as bastilla or basteeya, is a savoury-sweet Moroccan meat pie made by filling a phyllo pastry with a mixture of spiced braised poultry, eggs, and ground almonds. It is the national dish of the city of Fes in Morocco. There are many variations on the layering and spicing of the […]

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I love bread.  I’ve said it. Bread and butter…bread and melted cheese..a grilled sandwich of any type.  I’m not ashamed.  However, I am cutting back on carbs like so many other people I know and unfortunately bread was the first food item to get the boot.  When I decide to have some toast, or nut […]

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Mezze, tapas, finger food.  All words describing small plates of food on a table for sharing.  What happened to the word ‘smorgasbord’ meaning a meal with many different foods placed out to share? Or am I showing my age? Nowadays, Mezze is a selection of small dishes served in Greece, Turkey and middle eastern countries. […]