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Panko Encrusted Goat Cheese Croutons with Mixed Greens

Panko Encrusted Goat Cheese Croutons with Mixed Greens

The star of the show in this recipe are the panko-encrusted goat cheese croutons. They are substantial enough on their own and pair perfectly with mixed greens topped with a light drizzle of high quality olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Whatever you do don’t skimp on the quality of the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The panko-encrusted goat cheese croutons add warmth and crunch to an otherwise everyday combination making it a super special treat. Tip: Most recipes for warm goat cheese...

Greek-Inspired Pasta Salad

Greek Inspired Pasta Salad

This salad packs a lot of interesting flavors into each bite. From the peppery taste of fresh arugula to the salty appeal of Kalamata olives, preserved lemons and feta cheese, there is nothing bland or boring about this dish. Yet, its strong flavors aren’t overwhelming because they are tempered by the satisfying addition of penne pasta and fresh herbs. This robust salad has enough presence to serve as a light, yet satisfying, main course – or it can act as...

Mung Bean Curry, Simply Delish!

If you read my post MySuccessful Lal Masoor Dal you know that I have been dabbling in Indian cuisine. I love to dabble especially when it comes to international dishes! I love the history, the cultures and the simplistic applications used by its people. It just fascinates me. Today I’m going to share a recipe for Mung Bean Curry. Just a little history about Mung Beans, they have been dubbed as the “Food of the Gods” due to their nutritious...

My Successful Lal Masoor Dal (Indian Red Lentils)

Lal Masoor Dal is a mainstay of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi cuisine. There are many variations of Dal using chickpeas, yellow pigeon peas, mung beans, red lentils and kidney beans.    Dals are usually served over rice or with a side of flatbread. To tell you the truth, I could have skipped the rice and ate this Dal all by itself. I am sooo glad I tried it again and would have been very sad to have missed this wonderful...