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Caribbean Style Black Bean Soup

Caribbean Style Black Bean Soup

In the midst of boring wintertime Chicago weather, the yearning for something (somewhere) warm and tropical is likely to come up from time to time. I love this soup because it’s warm and hearty, yet has bright flavors that liven up your palate.

Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Use the red curry paste for this soup, in sauces or as a marinade. Using vegetable stock makes this recipe completely vegan, though adding chicken or shrimp would befit the flavors of this soup! Switch out the veggies, fresh herbs and toppings as you’d like to customize your soup.

Pozole Rojo & Breakfast

Pozole Rojo & Breakfast

Pozole is a rich Mexican stew that is filled with spicy flavors and is typically made with hominy and pork, but you can use any protein you’d like. Hominy is enriched corn that’s been processed with lye to change the structure of the kernel. If you’re a fan of grits, then congratulations, you’ve had hominy!

Beet Cous Cous Pilaf

Beet Cous Cous Pilaf

This ultra colorful recipe cooks up in 5 minutes and is made to please a crowd, even the tough to win kiddies. Though couscous appears to be a grain of its own, it is actually pasta in the shape one. Like almost all pastas, its mild flavor makes it a great canvas for many aromatic ingredients.

Argentinian Inspired Beef Empanadas

Argentinian Inspired Beef Empanadas

These empanadas are stuffed with flavors profiles that pay homage to the classics while acting as a bridge to American palates. Keeping those distinct flavor profiles, through the substitution of lemon juice, garlic and sweet potatoes. Beef is a must for this dish, as it is the most popular protein to use.

Golden Milk Chai

Golden Milk Chai

If you’re in love with pumpkin spice, chai, warm drinks and overall fall greatness, this is definitely a recipe you will love adding to your collection. Golden milk is a variation of traditional Indian chai masala, which features the bright yellow spice, turmeric.

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