Plum Dumplings

plum dumplings, a favorite childhood dessert

I remember this being one of my mom’s favorite desserts when I was little. For some reason, at some point she stopped making them, but I always kept great memories, especially for Sundays, when whole family was getting together for an extended lunch. Good times, but we all lost interest in this dessert eventually and forgot about it, until my wife told me few days ago that her sister made some and that she was anxious to try them as well. So eventually she came home one day with a bag of plums and… that was the end of it.

A bunch of fresh plums 

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Smooth and creamy dip made from white beans | #dips #snacks #appetizers

Creamy White Bean Dip

It’s funny, I usually try to post recipes that go well with the season I’m in, but I keep forgeting I live in Calgary and weather is unpredictable. My wife keeps telling me that there are no four seasons here but she is definitely mistaken, last week 

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Tuscan soup or Zuppa Toscana is a delicious Italian dish with mild sausages, kale or swiss chard and many other goodies | #soup #Italian #sausages #recipe

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Delicious dish for all seafood lovers, done in no time with the help of your BBQ |

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A summer classic Italian recipe enhanced with Serrano pepper and Moroccan sun dried olives |

Olive Caprese Salad

Wife was making fun of me the other day, she suggested I should change the name of my blog into something like SOUPS & SALADS, that’s code for “boring and nobody likes to eat that dish”, but somebody has to do some real cooking in this household, 

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Healthy Caprese salad idea with a twist... or two. |

Avocado Caprese Salad

I have to admit, I haven’t met a salad that I didn’t like, yet. Actually I try to stay away from those weird salad combinations but every once in a while the better half makes one, like pasta or quinoa and then I really have to get 

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Chicken Caesar salad with roasted tomatoes

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Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

I love my salads. No matter how weird or complicated a recipe might sound, I am always more than willing to try it. Same thing happened with this recipe I’m about to share with all of you, curiosity got the best of me and what a great 

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Salmon Curry with Jasmine Saffron Rice, delicious and pretty easy to make.

Salmon Curry with Jasmine Rice

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Amazing breakfast crepes with ham and apricots

Summer Breakfast Crêpes

I am not passionate about crepes, my favorite filling is usually Nutella however, on rare occasions I use some fruit jam instead and that’s about it. Pretty boring actually but if you really want a dessert and you don’t have anything around that might spark your interest, 

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Gong Bao or Kung Pao, pork and peanuts version

Gong Bao (Pork with Peanuts)

I am very fond of Asian recipes, especially those part of Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Unfortunately, here in Calgary, most recipes are “Westernized”, pretty boring and drowned in soy sauce or broth of some kind… or maybe I just haven’t found the right restaurant yet. During the 

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