Which Festival of Light Is Celebrated the World Over?

It’s New Year’s Eve of course – with 24 hours of celebrations around the globe! Back in the day of the Concorde – a supersonic jet built by Great Britain and France in the 70s, you could celebrate New Year’s Eve in London listening to Big Ben chime, then fly to the Big Apple in […]

Christmas Traditions: December 24 to January 7 and in Between!

The second Festival of Light this month is Christmas on December 25, however, in Orthodox Christianity it’s celebrated on January 7, observing Christ’s birth according to the Julian calendar. But, did you know that in many cultures, Christmas Eve is a celebratory holiday as well, complete with unique foods and traditions? For Christians around the […]

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Crab Cakes – Easy Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cans crabmeat (6 ounces each, 12 oz total) 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, seasoned Additional 2/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs for coating 2 green onions 1 TBSP fresh or bottled lemon juice 1/4 cup sweet red pepper 1 egg 1/4 cup mayo 1/8 TSP cayenne pepper pinch garlic powder 1 TBSP butter for frying To Make: […]

Ginger Cilantro Swordfish

Ingredients: 2 6-ounce swordfish steaks, skin removed 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey To Make:  Combine all marinade ingredients and add, with swordfish, to a large ziplock bag. Refrigerate […]

Grilled Swordfish Salad

Ingredients: 2 6-ounce swordfish steaks, skin removed 4 cups baby spinach 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped 1/4 cup of your favorite vinaigrette To Make:  Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Brush swordfish steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill […]

Scallops with Gin Butter Sauce

Ingredients: 1 pound sea scallops 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons gin 3 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper To Make:  Season scallops with salt and pepper. Heat non stick pan over medium high heat, sear scallops in oil about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and keep warm. Add lime juice […]

Mango Shrimp Summer Rolls

Ingredients: 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 8 rice paper rounds 3 ounces rice noodles 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 seedless cucumber 2 scallions 1 mango 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar To Make:  Poach shrimp in simmering, lightly salted water for about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside. […]

Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients: 24 large shrimp, peeled and de-veined 2 tablespoons fresh lemongrass, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh scallion, finely chopped 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey Wooden skewers To Make:  Place the skewers in enough water to cover them completely and set aside. Combine […]

Peanut Crusted Tilapia

Ingredients: 2 tilapia fillets, about 4 ounces each 1/2 cup salted peanuts 1 egg All-purpose flour Black pepper Rice vinegar Vegetable oil To Make:  Pat dry the fillets. Finely chop the peanuts. In a shallow dish, place a few tablespoons of flour, mix with fresh ground black pepper. In two additional dishes, place the egg, […]

Feta Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients: 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed 4 cloves garlic, finely minced Dried oregano 1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped 1/2 cup white wine Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 pound linquini, or other pasta Olive oil To Make: Bring a pot […]