How to Make Perfect Homemade Basic Pancakes

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There are all kinds of pancakes, but learning how to make basic homemade perfect pancakes is a fundamental skill needed to delve into the more jazzed up pancake recipes.

Basic Homemade Perfect Pancakes

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

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This Spicy Black Bean Burgers can be made the Vegan way, too, just substitute potato starch for the egg, and choose dairy-free buns in the recipe below.

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

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Ugandan Rolex

How to Eat a Rolex in Uganda

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How to eat a Rolex in Uganda?

Now, first off, in Uganda, a Rolex is not usually going to be a fancy, high-priced wristwatch. Rolex is Uganda’s favorite fast food. It is available everywhere, in restaurants and in the market at street vendors, pre-prepared and ready to eat. Rolex is basically a chapati, rolled up with seasoned scrambled eggs, or maybe cabbage and tomatoes inside – sometimes all three. It is cheap, oh-so-tasty, and you can now experience how to eat a Rolex right at home!

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Eat a Rolex – a Ugandan Traditional Recipe-

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Puerto Rican Fricassee de Lambi

Puerto Rican Fricassee de Lambi

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Puerto Rican Fricassee de Lambi is a classic Caribbean dish featuring lamb meat, and it is a national favorite. You can fricassee poultry, pork, seafood, and other red meats also. But my favorite is this particular recipe for truly traditional and authentic Puerto Rican Fricassee de Lambi.

Puerto Rican Fricassee de Lambi

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(Note: this recipe is just one of many, taken from our Caribbean Islands Cuisine pages!)

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Paprika Spicy Rabbit

Paprika Spicy Rabbit

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This Paprika Spicy Rabbit recipe is taken from our All-American Wild Game Cuisine page. For lots more great wild game dishes, click here.


Lots of Americans, including me, love rabbit. It’s low in fat, nutritious, tasty, and is a great meat ingredient in many recipes. You can often substitute chicken for the meat in recipes that call for rabbit. But if you are a wild game meat lover, you will enjoy the taste of real rabbit. This Paprika Spicy Rabbit recipe is especially flavorful. If you live in northern regions, where winters are cold, try having some in front of the fireplace. Such comfort food, as if sent from heaven!

Paprika Spicy Rabbit

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Paprika Spicy Rabbit Recipe-

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Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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The health benefits of ginger tea are many. In fact, they are probably far more than you have imagined. Certainly, just the taste and “comfort” alone of a nice, hot cup of organic ginger tea is reason enough to enjoy a cup or three now and then. However, once you fully understand all the health benefits of ginger tea, you may want to drink it even more often.

This site is, of course, centered around and focused on providing recipes, information, and helpful resources for ethnic foods from cultures the world over. However, we do occasionally pick out some of the especially beneficial ingredients found in various ethnic cuisines and highlight them in a special post. Ginger is one such ingredient. Popular all over the planet, this marvelous root not only provides zing and zip to culinary creations, it is darn good for what ails you, too!

If you have a common cold in the winter? You can’t beat a hot cup of ginger tea for a cure. Ginger root contains extremely high levels of magnesium and other minerals, and the all-important Vitamin C. These qualities are what contribute to the long list of health benefits of ginger tea.

Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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There is a simple, easy to make recipe provided below. The great thing about ginger tea is, once you have the basic tea made, you can have fun with the taste buds experience. You can add lemon, organic honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppermint, etc. to modify and/or enhance the strong taste of the raw ginger.

But before we get into how to make a cup of soothing, healing, and oh-so-good for you tea, here is a list of the many …

Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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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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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?
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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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Shrimp Scampi

Italian-American Shrimp Scampi Supreme!

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Shrimp Scampi Supreme is a classic example of Italian immigrant influence on American cuisine. “Scampi” are actually lobster-like crustaceans, but much smaller – about the size of a jumbo prawn (shrimp). They have pale pink shells, also like the larger lobsters. When Italian cooks immigrated to America, true scampi were hard to come by. So, they started using jumbo prawns with exceptionally satisfying results. They continued to call the dish “scampi”, but added “shrimp” to the name. Hence, “Shrimp Scampi” came into existence, a truly original American dish. There are many versions of it, but this one is my favorite, thus the name: Shrimp Scampi Supreme!

Shrimp Scampi

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One of the more traditional methods of preparing scampi in Italy is to sauté them in white wine, olive oil, chopped onion and minced garlic. This American Shrimp Scampi Supreme recipe follows that much of the tradition, but adds a couple herbs: parsley and tarragon.

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