Traditional Costa Rican Casado

Traditional Costa Rican Casado

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Traditional Costa Rican Casado is a national dish, an entire meal, and a super satisfying meal at that. It is most certainly a “comfort food” repast, with an assortment of delicious entrees presented on each serving plate.

For hundreds of years in the past, Costa Rican Casado was the meal served to newlyweds at the wedding reception. Legend has it, that the newly married couple needed to get to know which kinds of foods each other liked best. So, all sorts of salads, meats, rice, beans and more were presented on one large serving platter. By the time the meal was finished, the bride and groom had a good idea which foods their mate preferred the most.

There are many variation of this meal, but this particular Traditional Costa Rican Casado is very much in the mainstream, featuring (the always present) rice and beans, as well as pork loin, salad, plantains, cheese, fried onions, and eggs.

Traditional Costa Rican Casado

(Photo Attributed to Author: Richie Diesterheft, from Chicago, IL, USA)

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Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

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Folks, I just doesn’t get any better than these Grilled TexMex Pork Chops, season-rubbed and grilled. Have yourself a real authentic TexMex ethnic eating experience you will want to have again and again!

Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

(Photo Attributed to Author: Opponent)

Note: You can find more authentic and delicious TexMex recipes here on this site, at: All-American/TexMex page. This Grilled TexMex Pork Chops recipe is just one of many you can enjoy!

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Making Turkish Sand Coffee

Making Turkish Sand Coffee

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Making Turkish sand coffee is very similar to making “ordinary” Turkish coffee.  Of course, “ordinary” Turkish coffee is not very ordinary at all. The big difference, and what has recently become a wildly popular method recently all throughout the West and Europe, is that making Turkish sand coffee involves using – you guessed it …

Sand!

(Photo Attributed to Author: Luca Galuzzi)

(Photo Attributed to Author: Luca Galuzzi)

Sand is heated to extremely hot temperatures in which to brew the coffee. The curators who proffer this method claim that the sand offers a more consistent, even heat than normal brewing in a pot directly over a flame.

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Which is Best - White or Brown Rice

Which is Best White or Brown Rice

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Many ethnic food cultures have rice as a main staple in their cuisine. And the question of: Which is Best White or Brown Rice – often comes up in the minds of many ethnic foods lovers.

Which is Best - White or Brown Rice?

Rice Paddies (Photo Attributed to Author: Angie, from Sawara, Chiba-ken, Japan)

Rice is cultivated all over the world, and is naturally grown in rice paddies like this image on the left. And “natural” rice is usually some shade of brown in color. But ever the past several decades, “white” foods, such as white bread, potatoes, pasta, etc., have taken a bad rap. When asked the question: Which is Best – White or Brown Rice? – most “health conscious” cooks will automatically respond with “white”.

But is this really the case? I have had conversations with other cooking enthusiasts, chefs, and nutritionists, whose opinions I respect, and discovered that the “Little White Lie” about which is healthier for you – white “processed” foods, or the brown, marketed as “natural” foods, are best.

So I did some digging and research of my own on this, and came up with the following conclusions to help you decide:

Which is Best White or Brown Rice

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(Photo Attributed to Author: Dan McKay)

(Photo Attributed to Author: Dan McKay)

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(Photo Attributed to Author: Takeaway)

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Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé Recipe

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This Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe is the last in a series of four posts featuring vegetarian & vegan recipes from the All-American Vegetarian-and-Vegan page here on Ethnic foods R Us.

Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe

Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé (Photo Attributed to Author: Jason Lam)

Creamy and sumptuous, this special Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe will absolutely delight your guests!

Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé Recipe-

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Honduran Ahi Tuna Ceviche

Honduran Ahi Tuna Ceviche

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Honduran Ahi Tuna Ceviche is one variation of the many types of ceviche popular in all of Central America. You can use almost any kind of combination of seafoods to make a great dish, but this Honduran Ahi Tuna Ceviche happens to be among my favorites.

Honduran Ahi Tuna Ceviche

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