Authentic Boston Baked Beans Recipe

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A year-round American favorite, but especially beloved in the North during the cold winter months, is this Authentic Boston Baked Beans dish. These rich, spicy beans make a great side dish for a warm weather smoky barbecue, and they’re also excellent “comfort food” in colder weather.

Authentic Boston Baked Beans

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Most commonly used are Navy Beans, but the creamy heirloom beans are often used in New England, as well as others, like yellow-eyed beans and maroon-eyed soldier beans. You may need to cook those alternative beans longer. Whichever beans you use, if you follow this recipe to the letter, you will be treated to real, authentic Boston Baked Beans.

Authentic Boston Baked Beans Recipe-

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6 Weird Edible Mushrooms

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One of my favorite ingredients in ethnic food recipes is mushrooms, hence today’s 6 Weird Edible Mushrooms post.

I love mushrooms. Morels, Shitakes, White Buttons, and lots more. Especially prevalent in Asian cooking, edible fungi is to me a kind of weird yet delightful food. So I decided to do some research and see what else is out there in the world of mushrooms that I haven’t yet tried. This led me to today’s post on:

6 Weird Edible Mushrooms

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Very Spicy Veggie Chili

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This Very Spicy Veggie Chili recipe is taken from our All-American Vegetarian and Vegan page. The use of coffee and chocolate gives it a unique flavor unlike any other chili I have ever tried or prepared. And, for you strict vegans, Very Spicy Veggie Chili can be prepared in true vegan style, it only becomes less than vegan with the use of condiment toppings.

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Plantains Edible and Incredible

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Most people (in North America, where I live, anyway) think of the plantains as a kind of banana, only bigger and not as tasty of a fruit. However, while plantains are a relative of the banana, they are, in fact, not a fruit at all. These incredible edible Plantains are actually herbs … and therefore definitely not bananas.

What? You say? These giant “trees” (they grow to heights of over 30 feet) are really overgrown herb plants?
Plantain Tree

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Yep.

In doing my study for this article, I came across quite a number of little-known and interesting facts about plantains, a member of the Plantaginaceae family. Allow me list some things you may not know about:

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Those Incredible Edible Plantains!

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Zesty Shrimp Tacos West Coast USA Style

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These Zesty Shrimp Tacos are a natural occurence on the West Coast of America. Those people love seafoods, and there is a very heavy Hispanic influence on the cuisine. So, putting seafood, in this case shrimp, in a taco, makes perfect sense, right? Hey – try some … you will soon agree, it is a perfect fit!

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Zesty Shrimp Tacos West Coast USA Style Recipe-

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Polish Kielbasa with Sauerkraut and Potatoes

Polish Kielbasa with Potatoes and Sauerkraut

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Polish Kielbasa is now a beloved sausage in many countries throughout Europe and the Americas. In the States we grille it, use it in stews, all kinds of ways. Still, to get the real traditional effect of eating Polish kielbasa, you have to at least experience once how it tastes alongside sauerkraut and potatoes, with onions and garlic and seasonings. Also, serve it with the Hot Sweet Honey Mustard Sauce for a condiment … Absolutely Wonderful!

Polish Kielbasa with Sauerkraut and Potatoes

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Polish Kielbasa with Sauerkraut and Potatoes Recipe-

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All World Healthiest Street Foods

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This subject, the best all world healthiest street foods, is one of great interest to me, and many people. Especially those of us who love ethnic foods of all kinds. Often the best ethnic foods are sold right on the street by vendors whipping up some wonderful taste treats to enjoy while walking through the marketplace.

But which kinds of street foods are the healthiest for you? I did a bit of research on the topic, and found out some rather interesting facts. So let’s get right into it, and which ethnic groups on the planet have …

The Best All World Healthiest Street Foods

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Great Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

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This Great Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe is taken from our Classic American Main Entrees page. For lots more delicious dishes like this one, click here.

Great Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

This is one of my own creations. There are many stuffed bell pepper recipes in American cuisine, of course. Usually the peppers are baked. I find, however, that steaming the bell peppers produces a texture in the bell peppers’ flesh that is more desirable – still a little firm and chewy, and sweeter than when baked.

Preparing this Great Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe can make for a whole, balanced meal, as you will see in the ingredients. Still, they can just as well be served as one course in a multi-course meal. They go great with chicken dishes, fried rice, salads and soups or stews as well.

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Kitchen Tips – Easy Peazy Potato Peeling

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Welcome back to Ethnic Foods R Us for another Kitchen Tips post. Today you will discover the hands-down easiest and fastest way to efficiently peel a boiled potatowithout the use of a peeler or a knife.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if that’s true, a motion picture show is worth millions, eh?

So watch this short (1 minute) video and see for yourself –

Easy Peazy Potato Peeler Kitchen Tips!

Pretty neat, right? I thought so, and considered it a worthy tip to pass along here to you.

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Puerto Rican Beans and Rice

Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

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Puerto Rican Rice and Beans, the real authentic version, is a standout dish. Many countries have a beans and rice dish (or several) in their cuisines – Mexico especially comes to mind. The Southern Soul foods of America also have wonderful beans and rice dishes. However, properly prepared, with the traditional ingredients and methods, a good bowl of authentic Puerto Rican rice and beans just can’t be beat!

Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

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Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans Recipe-

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Ugandan Samosas

Ugandan Samosas Snack Food Recipe

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Ugandan samosas are a nationwide popular and very common snack food. They are an African “fast food” that you can buy at kiosks on the side of almost any road. They are delicious, and quite inexpensive to make.

Ugandan Samosas can be made with or without meat. The most common meat used is beef. Vegetarian or not, they are always delightfully spiced and seasoned mixture of veggies, wrapped in a thin sheet of pastry, and then baked until golden brown and crispy.

Ugandan Samosas

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Ugandan Samosas Recipe-

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Chakalaka

Authentic Zimbabwean Chakalaka Recipe

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Zimbabwean Chakalaka is one this African country’s best “comfort foods”. It is traditionally a meatless stew, chocked full of all kinds of vegetables and beans, spiced and seasoned just enough to meld all the ingredients together nicely. A good bowl of Zimbabwean Chakalaka will be a taste treat that will satisfy you and fill you up.

Zimbabwean Chakalaka

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Authentic Zimbabwean Chakalaka Recipe-

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