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Appetizer Recipes

A good appetizer is a perfect start to a special meal or a delicious snack. The appetizer recipes here are easy and delicious. From easy homemade Thai curry puffs to crispy potato latkes, you’re sure to find something here that is just what you are craving.

Instant Pot Hummus—From Scratch in No Time

Instant Pot Hummus is full of flavor and can be made from dried beans in under an hour. The result is a classic, smooth, and lush homemade hummus flavored with lemon juice, tahini paste, and garlic. Starting with dried beans makes the best, smoothest, most flavorful hummus. Using the Instant Pot to cook dried, unsoaked …

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Whipped Feta Spread

Whipped Feta Spread is a new favorite appetizer. The tangy, salty, creamy dip with a punch of garlic and fresh dill is delicious scooped up with pita chips or raw veggies. I’m a big fan of a mezze plate—a Middle Eastern appetizer platter that usually includes some combination of various dips and spreads, fresh vegetables, …

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Magical Chawanmushi (Japanese Savory Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi is a magical Japanese egg custard/soup hybrid that will warm you up and make your belly happy. I was about to start this post talking about how cold and miserable San Francisco can be, but then I remembered that I can’t stand it when people belabor the fact that San Francisco is cold and …

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How to Make Tamales: An Easy Recipe and Guide

Do you want to learn how to make tamales at home? They’re easier than you think, especially with my simple recipe and step-by-step guide. You can fill them with whatever you like (chicken, meat, veggies, and/or cheese) and freeze a bunch for later. I never really thought I would buy prepared food from a stranger …

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Homemade Paneer: Easy & Delicious {Vegetarian & Gluten Free}

Homemade paneer is surprisingly easy to make. The Indian farmers’ cheese is rich and creamy and full of flavor, especially when it is fresh. Try it in my easy Palak Paneer recipe, where it is simmered in a fragrant spinach-curry sauce, or eat it with hot naan bread straight from the oven. This post contains …

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Easy Homemade Thai Curry Puffs

If you’ve never tried Thai curry puffs (or Malaysian or a Singaporean curry puffs), then you have some important eating to do. Sinking your teeth into the decadent, flaky crust is just the beginning. The spiced filling—usually including tender potatoes and plump green peas, with curry, onions, garlic, and sometimes ground meat—is the main event.

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Quick Turmeric Pickled Tomatoes

The first time I made turmeric pickled tomatoes, I didn’t even own a dinner table. I served an elaborate Indian feast on a blanket spread out on my living room floor. It was one of my first real dinner parties. The menu included meat-and-veggie-stuffed samosas (recipe coming soon on All Ways Delicious!), various chutneys, curries, …

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Curry Hummus with Jalapeno, Cilantro + a Secret

Curry hummus on my mind. See, it’s January 8, it’s cold, it’s raining, and I just made a big batch of homemade pita bread. I need something to dip it in, and I want something spicy and flavorful, hearty and healthy. Like hummus. But not just regular, boring hummus. Not olive hummus, or spicy hummus, …

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