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Alcoholic

Cranberry Sangria

2/8/2018 meps 0

2 C fresh cranberries, plus a few extra for garnish 1 C water 1 C sugar 750-ml bottle of red wine 1 C orange juice 1/2 C brandy or port Put cranberries in a small […]

Asian

Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef

10/25/2017 meps 0

I haven’t used my pressure cooker for a couple of years. This recipe makes me glad we have been reunited! 2 lbs flank steak, cut into thin strips 1 T coconut oil 6 cloves garlic, […]

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Cookies & Candies

Elma’s Butter Bars

9/17/2017 meps 0

Cheesecake-flavored decadence… 1 package yellow cake mix 1 beaten egg 1 stick butter (melted) Mix together, spread in a greased and floured 9×13 pan, and press firmly. 8 oz cream cheese 1 pound powdered sugar […]

Salsa verde
Meps original

Salsa verde

7/1/2017 meps 0

Also known as green salsa or tomatillo salsa. 6 tomatillos, cut into 2-inch pieces 6 large sprigs of cilantro Grind up in blender. You should not need to add water, but if it is too […]

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Beverages

Magic Zikr Chai

4/23/2017 meps 0

The best chai I’ve ever tasted was made by¬†Hafizullah Sufi for his weekly classes. Here’s his original recipe. 1 cup fresh chopped ginger root 10 star anise 2 tbsp cardamom seed 1 to 1¬Ĺ tbsp […]

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Asian

Simple Thai Coconut Curry

1/26/2016 meps 0

This is a pattern recipe, which means you can make it a bunch of different ways, and it will always be yummy. But it also means that the instructions are a little bit vague, similar […]

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Beverages

Homemade Tonic

1/5/2016 meps 0

This makes the best gin and tonic ever. 4 C water 2-1/2 C sugar (or more, to taste) 1/2 C (about 2 stalks) finely chopped lemongrass Zest and juice of 2 limes 3 T powdered […]

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Dairy-free

Yummiest Vegan Stuffing

1/3/2016 meps 0

1 loaf of whole wheat bread, cut or torn into 1-inch cubes (I use scissors for this) 2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into chunks 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks […]

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Meps original

Sweet Potato Pie a la Meps

1/3/2016 meps 0

My father always raves about grocery-store sweet potato pie from the Publix bakery. As a homemade pie-baker, this offended my sensibilities, so I set out to research the best homemade sweet potato pie. Much to […]

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Desserts

St. Joseph’s Day Rice

3/19/2015 meps 0

Photo and recipe courtesy of the creative, brilliant, and huggable Mary Bolter of Spokane, Washington. 2-1/2 C uncooked white rice 2-1/2 C water 1/2 t Saffron 1 C toasted whole almonds, chopped 1 C honey, […]