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Pilaf and Creamy Chicken

I’ve previously prepared this buttered rice pilaf with vegetables, and the chicken is marinated in tikka spices and grilled on the barbecue, then smothered in a creamy cashew-coconut sauce.

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Simple Summer Dinners

Sometimes the perfect summer dinner just amounts to laying a few things out on a plate.

I included (from bottom left): pepper cheese, cucumber, sweet pepper, peach, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, a single strawberry from the garden, bread, mushrooms in cream, cheddar, Dutch farmer’s cheese, Slovenian sausage, feta, cheese with fenugreek seeds and a├»oli.

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Mushrooms in Cream

Chanterelle is one of my favorite mushrooms. I like to pan-fry it at a low heat in a bit of butter until all the liquid has evaporated, then season with salt and pepper and add just a dash of cream and cook until the sauce thickens.

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Flan Cake

Made with a layer of flan and a layer of cake, this dessert has a lush golden color from the caramel, which I highlighted by decorating with a spun sugar ball. 21 more words

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Indian Pizza

Ever since I first tried it, I’ve been convinced Indian pizza is the best fusion food in the world. For this pizza I made a basic pizza dough and a creamy coconut-cashew-tomato sauce. 14 more words

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Roasted Mushrooms with Cumin

I adapted the original recipe to make use of brown button mushrooms I had on hand.

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Quick Vegetable Stir-Fry

Some nights I just toss together a quick vegetable stir-fry which I season with chili, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and rice wine. This one contains snow peas, carrots, sweet peppers, black fungus (mu err), spring onions and egg-free noodles.

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