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No-Mayo Shrimp Salad Sandwich and a Lentil Salad

No-Mayo Shrimp and Egg Salad Sandwich (serves 4-6): 1 avocado juice of 2 lemons 1 tbsp hot sauce 1 tbsp dijon mustard salt black pepper 6 eggs, hard-boiled 1 lb shrimp, cooked until just done 2 green onions, sliced tarragon … Continue reading

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Feta Cheese Grits

I made this up on Sunday morning based on what we had around. Grits with Feta and a Half Boiled Egg (serves 2): 1/2 cup corn grits pinch salt black pepper 1 1/2 cups water 2-4 oz feta cheese, crumbled … Continue reading

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

I had leftover crab cake mixture, so I made stuffed mushrooms. Take the stems out of button mushrooms such that there is a place to stuff. Portobello mushrooms would work as well or better, probably. Put the crab cake mixture … Continue reading

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Curry Cheddar Shortbread

Curry Cheddar Shortbread: 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp curry powder 1 stick cold butter, cut up 1 egg Mix the cheese, flour, salt, and curry powder. Combine with butter in a … Continue reading

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Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice

Pineapple, Shrimp, and Cashew Fried Rice (serves 4): 2 cups dry jasmine rice, cooked and left in the fridge overnight 1/2 onion, minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 10 red thai chiles, minced (or to taste) 2 tsp shrimp paste (a.k.a. … Continue reading

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Cajun Cheese Ball

There is a lot of “retro” food that very deservingly faded with time (salad aspics, e.g.). However, the cheese ball is under appreciated in modern times. Here is a Cajun seasoned version: Cajun Cheese Ball (makes 2): 2 cups cheddar … Continue reading

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It’s the night before leaving town, you have a bag of tortilla chips, a piece of steak, grilled corn, and chile con queso to get rid of before going. The obvious solution is nachos. These were good enough that you … Continue reading

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