Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies | Holiday Baking

It’s that time of year, lots of baking,  and hot chocolate drinking is underway. Presents are being wrapped and put under the tree. Carols are being sung. And, in our case, a 1-year old is being chased around and blocked from getting close to the Christmas tree and inevitably, our little guy, is being photographed…

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Baked Ginger Soy Chicken Breasts

Both in Rwanda and Cote d’Ivoire, we’ve found ourselves becoming obsessed with a new cuisine. In Kigali, we constantly craved Indian food although it had never been something we’d really had or liked. But after trying it and liking it we were hooked. Now in Abidjan, we find ourselves salivating at the thought of Vietnamese…

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Harissa Chicken Legs with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Recently, my husband and I started a tradition of picking an ingredient we were interested in and coming up with or finding a recipe to try out for one another. For our Saturday night dinner date a couple weeks ago, he cooked me Chicken Florentine using sun-dried tomatoes he found at the grocery store earlier…

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Ginger Citrus Salmon with Fruit & Beet Salad

While my sidekick and I were back in the US visiting family, I took the opportunity to try out some new recipes for my parents. I always have a great time trying out new recipes on them. Not only is it a chance for me to use ingredients I don’t have available wherever we are living…

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Moroccan-Spiced Couscous

Several years ago, I discovered couscous and loved it. Not only was it something that tasted good but it is so incredibly simple to make. Some weeknights after an exhausting day at work or a long, slow commute home, I just needed something quick to make and couscous was an easy decision. With just a…

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Loaded Taters | Father’s Day Breakfast

Before our son was even conceived let alone a plan, my husband and I started to refer to our one-day-future-child-to-be as our little tater tot (tater for short). We continued this after we found out we were pregnant last year and after finding out we were having a boy. Using it so much so that…

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How to Roast Beets | Oven

A Hint of Ginger has been a little M.I.A. lately…I told you we were fired up to make the most of our new post in Cote d’Ivoire and then radio silence. Truth is – we’ve been quite busy! I know, likely excuse. We’ve been watching our little one grow and develop literally overnight and have been cheering him…

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Baking Hacks | Christmas Baking with Ease

I love to bake, especially around Christmas time, and after two years living in a country at a high altitude which complicated baking, I am excited to be back in the US this Christmas to enjoy the season! Over the years, I have learned some baking hacks from friends and family, out of trial and…

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