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Tasty Tuesday: Hello Halva!

The holidays for me can be bittersweet because I love sweets but the gluten in cakes, pies and cookies really don’t love me back, which is why I love halva. Halva is a traditional fudge from the Middle East.  There are as many versions of this treat that you can think of from areas as diverse as North Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean, as well as, South, Central and West Asia. Some halvas contain wheat flour, rice...

Tasty Tuesday and Tuesday Tunes: Portuguese Quejadinhas and Sara Taveres

Tasty Tuesday: Portuguese Quejadinhas This is one of those recipes that everyone’s Portuguese or Brazilian grandma has a slightly different recipe for. Most recipes agree on two things; coconut and eggs. The recipe also calls for cheese, although some say parmesan, some say gouda, some just say cheese. Some grandma’s use condensed sweetened milk, some just use milk. And even with the eggs, some recipes call for whole eggs, while others call for just yolks. Oh, and some even use...