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Coconut Shrimp Curry

Well, I think maybe the third time is the charm here. I wasn’t pleased with the first two times (it was good), but it turned out better this time. It’s kinda thai flare, though it’s my own and does not necessarily follow exact thai cuisine. So here’s the scoop:

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Fresh Juice

So, for lunch I decided to make some nice fresh fruit and veggie juice. I’ve been sick, and figured it would be good for me. Tasted good as well.

I used carrots (a good base for juice), apples, celery, garlic, and fennel root.

juice-fixings

My finished glass of juice (that’s watercress on top):
finished-juice

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Vegetarian For A Week

So, I’ve decided to go vegetarian for a week. I’ve been catching a lot of colds/flu and decided to work on my health a bit. I just visited my local open-air market and picked out some nice fresh fruits and veggies.

veggies

I love fresh veggies and fruits anyway, but decided to take it up a step and cut out...

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Eggs for Brunch

eggs
eggs

Eggs with Salsa

Today, I slept in (which does not happen a lot) so I decided to have a light brunch of eggs. One of my favorite ways to fix eggs is scrambled with salsa.

It’s really pretty simply. I crack three eggs into a bowl...

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Pancakes for Brunch

Maple Syrup and butter on Pancakes
Maple Syrup and butter on Pancakes

Maple Syrup and butter on pancakes

This semester I do not have class on Mondays, so I’ve decided to have brunch at my house when I’m in-town. This past week, I made hash-browns, pancakes, and scrambled eggs. There are two ways I like to make pancakes. One is just good old pancakes...

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Duck with Couscous

Duck with arugula and coucous

Duck with arugula and coucous

Marinating mixture for the duck.

Marinating mixture for the duck.

I’ve decided to start experimenting with preparing duck. Duck is actually very popular as a meat in France. Definitely more popular than chicken in some areas. I went to one of my local grocery stores here in Aix, and picked up some duck breast slices...

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Stuffed Mushrooms

stuffed mushrooms
stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms with mozzarella, olive oil, and spices.

Mushrooms seasoned and ready to cook.

Mushrooms seasoned and ready to cook.

Along with the deviled eggs, I made stuffed mushrooms to take along today. Stuffed mushrooms make a nice appetizer or some finger foods.

You will need:

  1. Mushrooms (preferably large – around 2″ across).
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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Bring the Eggs to a Boil

Bring the Eggs to a Boil

When I woke up this morning, I started craving deviled eggs. Since I was going to have wine with two friends, I decided to make them and stuffed mushrooms to take along. Don’t like showing up empty handed.

Here is what you will need:

    1. A dozen (12) Eggs
    2. 3 teaspoons of ...
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Tip: Stale/Hardened Bread

Fresh baked baguettes are common in France, especially in smaller towns.
Fresh baked baguettes are common in France, especially in smaller towns.

Fresh baked baguettes are common in France, especially in smaller towns.

Fresh baked baguettes are common in France, especially in smaller towns. But they begin to harden after a few days...

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Sautéd Eggplant Slices

Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.
Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.

Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.

First I cut the eggplant in slices.

First I cut the eggplant in slices.

I love cooking with eggplant. It’s always intrigued me and I’ve found so many ways to use it. It’s good for you too. This evening I decided to make one of my favorite eggplant dishes.

First, take an eggplant (...

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