Tag | “Spicy”

Firecracker Shrimp | Spicy Food | Week 13

Bang Bang, Baby. Not only does this shrimp look like a firecracker, it will have your mouth thinking you...
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Huevos Habaneros | Cuban Food | Week 16

¡Huevos Locos! That's right people. These eggs are crazy. Crazy Spicy! Trust me, if you're an allergy...
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Herb & Citrus Chicken | Herbs | Week 17

One of the many things I love about spring is the natural boost in flavor our foods can get. Sure you can grow herbs...
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Bento Box Challenge

Well after this week's challenge, I can pretty confidently say my lunches and dinners are covered for the week. Now...
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Hibiscus, Rose, and Lime Cupcakes with Candied Violas | Flowers | Week 19

Alright, alright, I know. I've been really bad about keeping up with recipes this last week. Fortunately, I have a...
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BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad | Barbecue | Week 20

Barbecue season is upon us folks, which means we get to slather our favorite sweet stuff on pretty much everything...
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Mini Crab Cakes in Mango Habanero Aïoli | One Bite Foods

These crab cakes may be fun sized but they are definitely full of flavor. And you really don't need many...
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Bacon Wrapped Breakfast "Sushi" | Bacon | Week 32

I love to wrap things in bacon. A lot. I also love to make unconventional "sushi." And when you add...
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Chorizo con Papas y Huevos (en una sartén) | Mexican | Week 38

Hola amigos! Today was one of those mornings where I just didn't want to cook anything complicated, and I especially...
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Omelette Burger | Omelettes | Week 41

This recipe comes to you after three failed attempts at making a perfect omelette. The good thing about omelettes is if...
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Fall Harvest Quiche

Even though the end of fall means winter is just around the corner, I can't help but love these last few days of...
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Quinoa & Chorizo Stuffed Squash | Ginger | Week 47

I've been trying to get into the habit of eating healthier lately, though baking things such as a giant ho-ho...
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Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are uhhhhmazing. A perfect appetizer, side dish, or snack - you'll be rethinking...
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5 Step Shrimp Rangoon

Yes, that is what you think it is. Shrimp Rangoon. "Hold your horses!" You say as you try to process what is...
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Spicy Singapore Glass Noodles

Sometimes you just crave the taste of something exotic. And for me, I guess that happens more frequently than it...
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Surf 'n' Turf Bites

Four. Ingredients. That's essentially all you need for these incredibly easy shrimp and chorizo bites.It's the...
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Garlicky Potato Fries & Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce

These potato fries have been a staple in my cooking adventures. Being one of the first recipes I can honestly say I've...
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Mexican Corn Salad

Corn on the cob is finally back on the menu. If there's one food that just screams summer to me, it's some...
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Chicken Waffle with Maple Sriracha Aïoli

Here’s a recipe I only decided to document about half way through the process. I realized I was making something...
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Land & Sea Paella

Welcome folks to the very first READER SUGGESTION RECIPE! So what if that reader was my mom. She deserves the...
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Spicy Cowboy Bison Steaks

If you've been following my blog, you'll know I have a thing for bison. It's leaner, more tender, and healthier...
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Favorite Recipes - 100th Post Special!

Believe it or not, this blog started in 2011. It was created as part of an assignment for one of my classes my...
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Bangers & Mash | Weasley Family Breakfast | Harry Potter Recipes

If there is one thing from the Harry Potter universe that I would give anything to try (except for, you know, doing...
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Sweet & Sriracha Angry Orchard Pork Chops

Back in my early blogging days, I created a simple recipe for Angry Orchard pork chops and it quickly became...
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Super Simple Thai Peanut Chicken

My boyfriend has been pestering me for some peanut sauce for a few weeks now, so I finally broke down and made him...
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Sweet Heat Orange Noodles

These noodles are sweet and seriously spicy - which in my opinion, is the best way to enjoy noodles. Earlier in the...
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Best Steak Stir Fry Recipe

Happy Stir Fry-day! Any day of the week can be stir fry-day, but it's especially fun to do stir fry on an actual Friday...
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Single Serving Mini Lasagna

Sometimes you really crave lasagna, but you’re home alone and don’t want to eat lasagna by yourself for the next...
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Breakfast Bread Bowls

UPDATED RECIPE! What's up hungry people? I've updated this recipe to be made with ciabatta bread, but the main concept...
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Cumin Shrimp & Avocado Sour Cream Dip

There are few tastes more satisfying than the refreshingly smooth taste of avocado after a bite of something spicy...
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Spicy Beer Cheese Soup | 20 Minute Recipes

Today is officially the first day of fall - that means soup season!! We don't frequently dine on soup in our household,...
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Vacation Food Post

It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks in the Starving Chef's household but fear not, I have a pretty good excuse for...
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Creamy Baked Macaroni

Mac 'n' cheese is a childhood favorite, but sometimes, frankly, I'm just sick of eating it. When you're on a budget,...
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Brain Cheese | Halloween Recipes

Have a costume party this weekend but don't know what to bring? Why not bring your BRAINS!!! If this recipe...
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Sweet Potato Pizza with Chorizo, Honey Drizzle & Goat Cheese

Potatoes on pizza is definitely not a new invention, but it's certainly a delicious one. It's hard to go wrong with...
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Spicy Orange Pepper Chicken

I'm frequently in the mood for Chinese inspired food, but often too lazy to call them myself. It's true, I'd sometimes...
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Bison Chili

If you can get your hands on bison, definitely stock up. Usually sold in specialty grocery stores or at a local farmers...
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Spicy Orange Cranberry Relish

During the holidays, it's easy to defer to the classics. It's what you've known your whole life, so why change things...
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Simple Homemade Pizza Pockets

If only I had known how easy these things were to make in college, as if pizza in some way, shape or form wasn't...
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Bolin's Favorite Dumplings | Republic City | Legend of Korra Recipes

Bolin and Mako spent plenty of time on the streets of Republic City, most of their lives in fact, so they know nearly...
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Fire Nation Turkey Leg | Avatar: The Last Airbender Recipes

Zuko would have had a much easier time restoring his honor if he’s only tried serving the Fire Lord this meal for...
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Cabbage Steak | Avatar: The Last Airbender Recipes

NOT MY CABBAGES!! Actually, I think this is a dish that the Cabbage Merchant would be particularly fond of,...
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Flying Bison Burgers | Earth Kingdom | Legend of Korra Recipes

Caution: Mild Legend of Korra spoilers in this post!We return to the Earth Kingdom to visit Ba Sing Se, the home of...
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Seared Elephant Koi | Zaofu | Legend of Korra Recipes

We finish our journey into the Avatar universe with a stop in Zaofu to visit Sue Beifong and her family (much to Lynn's...
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Spicy Chicken Roll-Ups | One Pan Meals

Sometimes less really is more. On nights where you don't want to cook (and especially don't want to clean up after...
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Green Bean & Mushroom Casserole

Tis the season for eating together with your family and friends. If you are anything like me, you love to cook but hate...
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Maple Bacon Chicken Waffles with Hollandaise Sauce | 15 Minute Meals

I could make chicken and waffles every night of the week. It's such a simple (and amazingly delicious) dish that's...
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Simple Shrimp Scampi | 15 Minute Meals

Ever have one of those nights where you just dig whatever you can find out of your refrigerator and hope for the best?...
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Bacon & Scallop Chowder

So winter decided to show up. After extended mild weather in Northen Ohio, old man winter has finally reared his ugly...
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Spicy Seven Layer Dip | Super Bowl Food

Chips and dip is probably my biggest weakness. There are few snacks I find more satisfying than the crunch of a...
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Shrimp Po'Boy with Rémoulade Sauce | Mardi Gras Recipes

I sure do love me some Southern cooking - and with Mardi Gras right around the corner, I've been practicing the...
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Crab Rangoon Dip & Wonton Chips

We order Chinese food pretty regularly in our house - with a Chinese drive thru only a few blocks away, it's hard not...
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Crazy Easy Gumbo | Mardi Gras Recipes

My boyfriend and I are pretty much obsessed with gumbo. Anytime we see it on a menu, we get it. With Mardi Gras coming...
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Squid Tempura with Cocktail Sauce & Ponzu Mayo

Calamari is one of my favorite dishes. My boyfriend and I get it as an appetizer whenever it is available on a menu at...
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Shrimp Burgers with Horseradish Tartar Sauce

While fish fries are all the rage during Lent, eating the same fishy dishes might get a little monotonous after several...
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Breakfast Mac & Cheese | Week 11

Back at it again with the 52 weeks of Cooking Challenge. This past week the challenge was macaroni and cheese,...
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Curried Carrot Soup | From Root to Stem Recipes

This recipe uses everything - from root to stem and everything in between! Using carrots, parsley root, and knob...
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Direwolf Bread | Game of Thrones Recipes

Game of Thrones week continues here in the Starving Chef's kitchen - tonight we return to the Inn at the Crossroads to...
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Game of Thrones Recipes

The excitement for the premiere of Game of Thrones sixth season is palpable in the Starving Chef's household. Over the...
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Breakfast Bowls | Cheap & Easy Meals

I've been on a weekly meal prep kick for the last several weeks. With life being busier than ever, it's sometimes...
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Thai Peanut Chicken Satay

I'm always trying to approve upon my past recipes. And I've definitely made peanut chicken before. This time, I decided...
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Brioche Grilled Cheese | Think Local

We're finally moved into our new home in Medina and have started to explore our town. Every Saturday on the...
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Mini Corn Dogs

We love corn dogs in our household, no matter what size! Corn dogs are easy to make; you just need some Jiffy...
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Ginger & Garlic BBQ Shrimp Kabobs

Summer might be winding down, but that doesn't mean you can't still fire up the grill! I love anything sweet and spicy,...
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Sriracha Honey Turkey Meatballs

Looking for an impressive appetizer that is super easy and also super delicious? Well, I have just the recipe for...
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Shrimp & Lobster Remoulade Flatbread

Few crustaceans are more coveted than the almighty lobster and their shrimpy counterparts. With this flatbread,...
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Eggplant Parmigiana

Summer has drawn to an end, which means it's harvest time! Last weekend, I decided to take down my garden, and got a...
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Sausage Stuffed Portabello Mushroom | Chopped at Home Challenge

"Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for the Chopped at Home Challenge! Please open your...
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One Pot Cheeseburger Soup

I live for cold weather. I'm meant to dress in sweatshirts and jeans, and expect to be in a semi-hibernation-state from...
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Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Horseradish Sauce

I've been trying to perfect my sweet potato fries this autumn, and I think I got pretty close with this recipe. Usually...
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Steakhouse Potato Fries

It's steakhouse week in the Starving Chef's kitchen! The other night I made some incredible Ahi Tuna steaks and paired...
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Ahi Tuna Steaks with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I've been looking forward to this week's challenge for some time: steakhouse! I purchased some frozen ahi tuna...
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Zucchini Fritters

It's nearly winter and I'm still trying to use up all the zucchini I pulled from my garden this year! For my first...
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Simple Homemade Pepper Jelly

It is sadly the end of the gardening season, so a few weekends ago, I dismantled my garden and reaped a nice...
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Maui Wowie Pork Loin

I've never been to Hawaii so I decided to bring Hawaii to me! Slow roasted pork loin, simmered for six hours in a...
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How to Make a Test Run Turkey

Under pressure to prepare the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving? I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving for months now,...
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Three Cheese Brussels Sprouts Dip | Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is the biggest day dedicated entirely to food - and of course, my favorite holiday. Throughout the...
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Cranberry Orange Relish

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the cranberry sauce - or relish, as I prefer it. In contrast to sauce,...
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Homemade Strawberry Jelly

A few weeks ago, I treated myself to a trip to West Side Market in Cleveland for a foodie birthday...
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Southwest Bison Pizza

I’ve been buying bison for years. In fact, whenever I see it at my local grocery, I usually buy as much as I can...
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Shashuka & Lamb Meatballs

Shashuka is an Israeli breakfast dish that involves poaching eggs in a spicy tomato sauce mixed with veggies and...
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Best Recipes of 2016 | The Starving Chef

As 2016 draws to an end, many of us turn to reflect upon our journey through the last 365 days. For me, that means...
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Turkey & Veggie Meatloaf

I'm all aboard the "new year, new you" train. At sixteen days into 2017, I haven't had a single soda and I've...
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Chicken Tikka Masala

I'm always in the mood for Indian food. If it were up to me, I'd probably only eat Indian food. I mean, who...
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Tex-Mex Chili

Welcome friends, to the best of Tex-Mex fusion. It's a hearty mix of Mexican spice along with some strong...
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Duck à l'Orange | Valentine's Day Recipes

If you're trying to be extra romantic for Valentine's day this year, there's still time! Especially if you are like...
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Rattlesnake Pizza

Yes, you read that title correctly. Rattlesnake. Pizza. Hssssssssssss. I'm still looking for ways to use up all the...
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Dragon Fruit Shrimp & Forbidden Rice

A few weeks ago, the challenge was "black and white" - and because of all of the Valentine's recipes I had on deck...
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One Pan Sriracha Honey Shrimp & Asparagus | 20 Minute Meals

I'm always searching for easy meals that take minimal effort on my part - and well this dish checks all the marks:...
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Foodie Adventures in NYC

This past weekend I had the pleasure of exploring one of the foodie capitals of the world: New York City!...
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Southern Corn Salsa

The snow clouds are finally clearing, warmer weather and sunny days are here - which means summer is just around the...
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Simple Korean Bulgogi BBQ

A few weeks back, I took advantage of the warmer weather to whip up a batch of Korean ribs on the grill. Seeing as...
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One Pot Ramen

A few weeks ago, Nick and I celebrated our five year anniversary. And to commemorate the milestone in our relationship,...
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Ginger Shrimp Spring Rolls

We've breezed right through spring here in Northeast Ohio. In less than three weeks we've gone from seven inches of...
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Black Garlic & Pineapple Beef Stir Fry

I love that black garlic is becoming more mainstream and easily accessible in your average grocery. Whenever I see...
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Patriotic Potatoes | Fourth of July Recipes

It's the most patriotic week of the year - happy fourth of July to my USA readers! As with most things American, the...
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Chorizo Crab Cake Sliders

A few weeks back, the challenge was "Five Ingredients or Less" - which meant the main portion of the recipe had to use...
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Cersei's Bitter Greens & Sour Apple Salad | Game of Thrones Recipes

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground...
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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

I love gardening and growing my own food from scratch. My garden has been pumping out zucchini and squash but thus far...
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Spicy Grilled Chicken BBQ Flatbread

This week's challenge was "California cuisine" - which for most people, when they think of Cali foods, things like...
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