2014 The Best Cheap Ethnic Eatz

It is almost time to ring in the New Year! 2015 is just around the corner and it is filled with wonderful opportunities and changes compared to 2014. Do you have a resolution this year?

The beginning of a new year is also a great time to reflect on what you have accomplished in the year that just passed. My personal list is filled with lots of good new things overall. This positive list includes the many recipes I have had the privilege to share with you. Here are the top 10 most viewed recipes of 2014:

Bahraini Chicken Machboos 2014

Bahraini Chicken Machboos

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Layered Jello Yogurt Cake

It’s Food ‘n Flix time again! In this monthly group a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. This month’s pick is hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla. She picked Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 and/or 2. I only had time to see 1.

For this challenge I decided to use a recipe I had ‘in waiting’ for a bit because it fit perfectly. I know this is going to sounds weird…but it is with Jello! And it was actually not bad at all. So go ahead and make this Layered Jello Yogurt Cake without fear for a family dinner or close friends!

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The Liver Experiment: the round up and final thoughts

As diligent as I was to make my 10 recipes once a week, I have been putting off the round up. For one I was away on vacation (posts coming soon!) and then I was sick. But I think part of me did not want the experiment to end. No I don’t mean I would like to eat liver every week from now on but it did become a routine, one I was not ready to let go off. Sounds weird but it feels a bit like a mourning.

Perhaps I should do the same thing again with another food nemesis? Well I’ll think about it for a while but for now let’s stick to The Liver Experiment Round-up, and see what I have learned, taken away and if liver is now my friend.

And after you read the post do not forget to go enter my Homemade Condiments cookbook giveaway!

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The Liver Experiment Week 10: Liver on Polenta with a Ginger-Onion Confit

I am amazed to write this next sentence. Here we are at the 10th installment, the last recipe, of The Liver Experiment where I have tried to acquire a taste for liver. Over a 10 week period I have cooked, consumed and posted my experience once a week about trying to appreciate my food nemesis. I will have one final round-up post next week and I will dwelve more into what is was like, my challenges, victories and final thoughts. Today we stick with just the last recipe.

I had the hardest time settling on this last dish. I felt my online search for good liver recipes had been exhausted. I wanted this last post to be memorable but was loosing hope. Then I found THE recipe. I present you with a Liver on Polenta with a Ginger-Onion Confit, a masterpiece!

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The Liver Experiment Week 9: Beef and Liver Chili

Can you believe we are already at the 9th installment of The Liver Experiment where I will try to acquire a taste for liver? Over a 10 week period I will cook, consume and post my experience once a week about trying to appreciate my food nemesis. I hope my experiment will inspire you to try the same with your own personal food nemesis. And even if you are determined to hate liver for life I hope you will follow along throughout the whole series.

I had leftover beef liver from the Austrian Liver Dumplings on week 3. If you have been reading the series you will know that the dumplings were a disaster as beef liver is very strong in taste and I just could not eat them. But surely a Beef and Liver Chili would be a great way to use what I have left by smothering it in spices and tomatoes, right?

Beef and Liver Chili

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The Liver Experiment Week 8: Stuffed Baby Eggplants in a Dirty Rice Pilaf

Here we are at the 8th installment of The Liver Experiment where I will try to acquire a taste for liver. Over a 10 week period I will cook, consume and post my experience once a week about trying to appreciate my food nemesis. I hope my experiment will inspire you to try the same with your own personal food nemesis. And even if you are determined to hate liver for life I hope you will follow along throughout the whole series.

And for a second time I am so happy to be able to combine Week 8 with this month’s Creative Cooking Crew. This month our theme was rice. I decided to combine the old and the new in this Moorish and Louisiana fusion dish named Stuffed Baby Eggplants in a Dirty Rice Pilaf.

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The Liver Experiment Week 7: Lamb Liver Raspberries and Hazelnut Salad

Here we are at the 7th installment of The Liver Experiment where I will try to acquire a taste for liver. Over a 10 week period I will cook, consume and post my experience once a week about trying to appreciate my food nemesis. I hope my experiment will inspire you to try the same with your own personal food nemesis. And even if you are determined to hate liver for life I hope you will follow along throughout the whole series.

It seems like all the recipes I have made so far all have a hearty edge to them. Not this week as we are going green with a Lamb Liver Raspberries and Hazelnut Salad.

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