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I created this recipe blog to keep track of dishes I've made, dishes I want to make, and things that just look tasty! Enjoy browsing and daydreaming ...

Strawberry, Quinoa, Spinach, and Cashew Salad
http://juliasalbum.com/2014/07/strawberry-quinoa-spinach-cashew-salad/
Mexican Chopped Sala with Cilantro Ranch Dressing
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/06/mexican-chopped-salad-greek-yogurt-cilantro-lime-ranch/
Red Lentil & Spinach Masala
http://feedmephoebe.com/2014/02/red-lentil-recipe/
Marinara Sauce
http://southernbite.com/2012/02/02/staceys-basic-marinara/
Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
Ingredients:
500g chicken breasts, cut into 1” chunks1 tomato, chopped2 green chilies, slit lengthwise1 red pepper, chopped10 curry leaves2 inch piece of curry rampe leaves, chopped1 small red onion, chopped1/4 tsp turmeric1/2 tsp pepper1 tsp chili powder1 tsp roasted curry powder1 tsp salt4 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 inch ginger, sliced3 cardamom pods3 cloves1 cup water1 1/2 cups thick coconut milk1 lime
Directions:
1. Cut up the chicen and place in saucepan with onion, tomato, red pepper, chilies, curry leaves, rampe, turmeric, pepper, chili powder, curry powder, and salt. 
2. Use a mortar and pestle to grind up the garlic, ginger, cardamom, mace, and cloves into a paste. Add this to the chicken. 
3. Add water and put the saucepan on to boil, covered. After 6 minutes when the water has reduced, add the coconut milk and stir. Cook at a simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a squeeze of lime and take off heat. 

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Ingredients:

500g chicken breasts, cut into 1” chunks
1 tomato, chopped
2 green chilies, slit lengthwise
1 red pepper, chopped
10 curry leaves
2 inch piece of curry rampe leaves, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp roasted curry powder
1 tsp salt
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 inch ginger, sliced
3 cardamom pods
3 cloves
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups thick coconut milk
1 lime

Directions:

1. Cut up the chicen and place in saucepan with onion, tomato, red pepper, chilies, curry leaves, rampe, turmeric, pepper, chili powder, curry powder, and salt. 

2. Use a mortar and pestle to grind up the garlic, ginger, cardamom, mace, and cloves into a paste. Add this to the chicken. 

3. Add water and put the saucepan on to boil, covered. After 6 minutes when the water has reduced, add the coconut milk and stir. Cook at a simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a squeeze of lime and take off heat. 

Guinness Beef Chili
http://flavorthemoments.com/guinness-beef-chili/
Zucchini Crust Pizza
http://www.startrecipes.com/2013/08/zucchini-crust-vegetarian-pizza.html
Baked Brie with Sundried Tomatoes Dip
http://www.closetcooking.com/2009/03/baked-brie-with-sundried-tomatoes.html
Delicious Homemade Pizza Sauce & Dough
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/10/lazy-pizza-dough-favorite-margarita-pizza/
Chickpea and Lentil Soup
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chickpea-and-lentil-soup