FORBIDDEN RICE + GARLICKY OCTOPUS – ARROZ PROHIBIDO Y PULPO AL AJILLO

Our Creative Cooking Crew’s October challenge: It’s Halloween. What’s in your cauldron?
Trick or treat? horror film-inspired? creepy dishes? black and orange? Interpret it as you like. 

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Richard, Ines and Jacob

We always look forward to Halloween especially here in Manhattan.  The Village Halloween Parade is always a photographer’s dream.  So much talent and you get to dress up and have fun. For this challenge I invited three dear friends to share this dinner.

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BREAD PUDDING WITH RAISINS – BUDIN DE PAN CON PASAS

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PINK BORSCHT – BEET FLAN

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SHRIMP STUFFED MUSHROOMS

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This is recipe  was sent to me by Paulding & Company, a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco boasting vast opportunities for bonding and excitement founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry Paulding.

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CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH BRAISED LEMON AND KALE

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These days I am always looking for healthy meals and lots of veggies. While surfing the net, I came across this recipe from Bon Appetit.

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TOMATO MEDLEY HONEY TART

While in Ireland this past July I had the pleasure of eating a cherry tomato honey tart created by Chef Kevin Dundon.

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OKTAPODI STA KARVOUNA TACO – GRILLED OCTOPUS TACO

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I have not had time to post lately with my schedule being so hectic, but always find the time for the  Creative Cooking Crew challenges.  July’s challenge:  Taco, make it your own…take it someplace it’s never been.

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TRIPLE-DECKER SANDWICH – EGG/EDAMAME SALAD – GRILLED EGGPLANT AND ESCAROLE

DSC_0018June’s Creative Cooking Crew Challenge was to create a triple-decker sandwich with at least three ingredients using the same letter of the alphabet.

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GRILLED GAZPACHO

May’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew is “what are you bringing to the BBQ?”.

So many options and ideas, but what I wanted was something refreshing for a hot summer day…Gazpacho!

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ASOPAO DE POLLO – PUERTO RICAN CHICKEN AND RICE STEW

Comfort food in Puerto Rico is called “asopao”.

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