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Top Ten Recipes

And the winner is… sweet or savory? Scroll down through the top ten recipes and find out which one is number 1! 10. Tomato Rice 9.  Pão de Deus – Sweet Bread 8. Eggless Carrot Cake with Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting 7. Mango Ice-cream Pie 6. Homemade “Snickers” Chocolate Cake 5. Leite Creme (Portuguese Milk […]

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Salted Cod Pie with Cream

Somehow codfish and cream are meant to be together. Milk is known to make the fish softer, so cream must be the ultimate combination. Of course, we’re not talking light here, but who cares when the result is the smoother and the most succulent codfish dish ever? This creation combines the deliciousness of the salted […]

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Codfish Pie with Spinach (Empadão de Bacalhau com Espinafres)

Among the 1001 ways to prepare codfish, baking it as a ‘pie’ dish is a favorite at our house. The children love it and that includes an eleven month old who eats uncountable spoons of the recipe presented here. Cod is considered a light fish with white and flaky flesh rich in high-quality protein and […]

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Pão de Deus – Sweet Bread

Pão de Deus can be translated into “God’s Bread”. It is a brioche-kind of soft roll with a coconut topping just lightly sweetened and toasted in the oven. Sublime and heavenly are good words to describe it. Part of the Portuguese rich cuisine, any bakery in the country offer this delicacy from North to South. […]

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Baked Salmon au Lime

During a recent interview for Season with Spice, one of the questions was related to my favorite food. Although I am mainly a vegetarian and eat fish occasionally (so, that would make me a pescatarian) the first dish that came into my mind was fish. Naturally, I’m biased for being from a country that has […]

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Leite Creme (Portuguese Milk Custard)

Crème Brûlée in France, Crema Catalana in Spain, Trinity Cream or Cambridge Burnt Cream in England and Leite Creme in Portugal. Historical dessert and traditional in so many European households and beyond, the origins date back to the seventeenth century. It is known that the dessert was first recorded in the Chef Francois Massaliot’s cookbook, […]

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Portuguese Rice Muffins (Bolo de Arroz)

I still remember the smell of warm “bolo de arroz” coming out of the bakeries in the early morning. I’m talking about the traditional muffins, made with rice flour. It seems nowadays those are more difficult to find, and many of the so-called “bolo de arroz” are actually made with wheat flour. I had the […]

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Tomato Rice

I was planning to be in Portugal this Easter. For a variety of reasons I had to delay my trip. When I was breaking the news to my parents, whom have been anxiously waiting for the visit, my mom remind me: “I still have the tomatoes your uncle brought to us a while ago. I […]

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Lemon Meringue Cookies with Chocolate (Suspiros)

Everytime I make a dessert involving many egg yolks, I end up wondering what to do with all the egg whites left. If I think about all the benefits, I certainly don’t want to waste the part of the egg that is fat-free and a rich source of high-quality protein, important minerals and vitamins. So, […]

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My Mom’s Flan (Pudim)

“I’ve been wanting to try to do your flan” I said to my mother other day. “Would you give me your recipe?” “Of course”, she said and promptly instruct me “You would need…” By then I had to have a pen in my hand and start taking notes. It’s all in her memory. She never […]

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