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Spinach, Potato & Garlic Cream Soup

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Here  now is a top-candidate for easiest to prepare comfort food of the month 🙂
– Actual prep time – less than 5 minutes.
– Total time from start to finish – 25 minutes max.
– Gratification – immense 🙂
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Spinach, Potato & Garlic Cream Soup

Spinach, Potato & Garlic Cream Soup

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Spinach, Potato & Garlic Cream Soup

Spinach, Potato & Garlic Cream Soup

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Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

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Lusting  for something creamy, cheesy and light, yet packing a hefty flavor-punch ?  Well,  you have arrived 🙂
This great concoction satisfies on so many levels. The lightness of the gnocchi, creaminess of the sauce, freshness of the spinach, the sharp punch of the ripe gorgonzola and the slightly acidic burst of the tomatoes…….
What else can I say about this lovely dish ? Simply put – Yummy taste and great looking to boost 🙂
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Click here for  Gnocchi Recipe
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Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

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Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

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Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

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Pulled Pork “Havana Loco”

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For  most of my life I detested the very idea of pulled pork. My professional training as a cook had taught me that if something falls apart, it is overcooked and therefore non grata. In addition, the pulled pork I was introduced to during my early years in the USA was almost always smoked for many hours, then completely inundated in (most of the time crappy) “bbq sauce”.
The whole thing seemed to me to have the texture and taste of some lousy half-smoked cigars mashed-up and mixed with ketchup and vinegar, more often than not served on a limp, tasteless burger bun. As a result, for many years I stayed away from pulled pork.
This changed when I got to travel in Latin America and in Latin American-circles, where pulled pork took on a very different dimension, one which I was finally able to wholeheartedly embrace. Usually braised in the oven for hours, with lots of cilantro, lime, garlic, various citrus juices and sometimes the addition of onions and/or chilies, the pork tastes lively and fresh, not at all heavy or greasy or overly sweet. Usually, it is served with white rice and yucca or a simple salad and most of the time with some kind of spicy, vinegar based condiment.
Below find my own take on pulled pork, as I imagine I would serve it at my imaginary, popular nightspot in a Havana of long-gone times, with hot girls dancing to the Rumba, Mojitos flowing freely and eating, drinking, dancing, making love and enjoying life being the only thing on everybody’s mind……………..
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Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork “Havana Loco”

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Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork “Havana Loco”

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Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork “Havana Loco”

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Shannons “Spinach & Fruit Smoothie”

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When I started to watch my nutrition some time ago, one of the first thing I tried were healthy smoothies. Usually bright green and healthy looking, with all kind of supposedly healthy ingredients, I had tried many of them in many different places. One thing they all had in common – they smelled and tasted awful 😦
So when I met Shannon the other day, I was naturally pessimistic, especially since she was selling a blender for a considerable sum of money which made me even more suspicious of the quality and taste of the free smoothie’s she handed out. I am not an expert on kitchen blenders and their prices and I think you usually get what you pay for, so I will leave the verdict for the actual blender to the experts of such equipment. I am however an expert on food-taste and -texture and can therefore wholeheartedly attest to the exceptionally great taste, color and smell of the featured smoothie. It is a recipe which will be a welcome addition to my  “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” meal plan.

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Cheers !   Life is Good !
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Link to  “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food
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Spinach & Fruit Smoothie

Spinach & Fruit Smoothie

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