Daniel Catalaa

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Apple pear Galette Dessert Simple baked dessert that combines different fruits onto a premade pie crust.
Bagels Bread Bread bun originating from the Jewish communities of Poland. It is traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeast wheat dough. It is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked.
Baguette Bread Bread Freshly baked bread, there just ain't nothing like it. I find the baking of bread to be deeply relaxing and hope that you will too.
Banana Nut Bread Dessert This recipe is from the program America's Test Kitchen and has 6-7 bananas in it for a very banana-rich flavor!
Bechamel sauce Sauce This versatile white sauce can be used in many ways from lasagna to vegetables au gratin.
Bread starter Bread A leavening agent for bread that enables the bread dough to rise. It contains both yeast and bacteria called lactobacilli that impart a superior flavor and texture of the bread.
Carrot soup Soup This blended soup comes in a bright orange color and has both sweetness and spicy heat.
Chicken Waldorf Salad Salad This is a hearty salad that combines fruits and nuts with your protein and binds everything together with a light mayonnaise-lemon dressing. The original recipe is named after the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York.
Chimichurri Sauce This bright green sauce from Argentina is packed with flavor and perfectly accompanies steaks and red meats. It's main ingredients are parsley, garlic, and oregano.
Ciabatta Bread Bread Ciabatta means 'carpet slipper' in Italian and refers to a flat, airy, crunchy outside, soft inside bread. There are only four ingredients and the yeast to most of the work.
Coleslaw Salad Salad composed of thinly sliced raw cabbage mixed with mayonnaise and other vegetables.
Creme Caramel Dessert Soft velvety custard. It is very light because it only uses eggs as the binding/thickening agent (versus condensed milk or cream)
Empanadas Main Course Little hand-held meat pies from South America that mix together sweet with savory all wrapped in a flaky pie crust.
Focaccia Bread Think of it as a pizza without the sauce. Focaccia bread is the snack of choice in Italy for breakfast or a mid-morning break among both adults and school aged children.
Fresh pasta Main Course With the right equipment you can be sitting in front of a steaming bowl of fresh pasta in less than an hour. Impress your friends and put on a show by cranking out your own freshly made spaghetti, tagliatelle, pappardelle, or lasagna sheets.
Gateau Basque Dessert Cake filled with pastry cream typical of the Basque region in Southern France.
Hummus Appetizer Garbanzo bean and sesame paste dip with olive oil and lemon juice. Great for a last minute potluck since most items are likely to already be in your pantry.
Malasyan chicken Main Course I am a newcomer to Asian cooking, but this recipe from Chef Gordon really won me over and is a crowd pleaser. The rich cocunut milk base is infused with hot chillies, lemon grass, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, and turmeric.
Manolo special Main Course Wraps made from savory crepes filled with cheese, ham, boiled egg, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and mayonnaise with lemon juice.
Meatloaf Main Course I tweaked this recipe to find an optimal balance of sweet to savory. The resulting meatloaf has depth of flavor, is moist, and has extra sauce to spare.
Onion Soup Soup This soup is a French classic. The onions are caramelized and donate all of their sweetness and dark color to the broth.
Orange Marmalade Dessert Oranges are transformed into marmalade through slow prolonged cooking and the addition of some apples as thickening agent. The final flavor is sweet, slightly bitter, and intensely citrusy.
Pancakes Dessert In this recipe the egg whites are beaten and folded into the batter so the resulting pancakes are fluffier than usual.
Panettone Dessert an Italian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally eaten on holidays, usually made with raisins, candied fruit peels, and rum.
Pasta al pesto Main Course Deep green, delicious, basil-based pasta sauce takes only 15 minutes to fix and will be ready before the pasta water has boiled.
Piperade Sauce Basque dish prepared with onion, green peppers, and tomatoes sautéd and flavoured with red Espelette pepper.
Pizza Bread Few foods have the international appeal of pizza and making it at home can become a fun project for the whole family.
Potstickers Appetizer If you are new to Asian cooking, potstickers are a delicious and fun way to get your feet wet. Ground pork, cabbage, garlic, and fresh ginger come together in delectable morsels.
Prune Cake Dessert My mother started a tradition of making prune cakes around Christmas time and gifting them to friends and colleagues. The prune cake is head-over-heels better than any fruit cake you will come across.
Puff pastry Bread Light flaky pastry, used for pie crusts, canapés, etc.
Rice pilaf Main Course What I enjoy about this dish is the combination of cinnamon and black pepper because, together with the raisins and toasted almonds, it imparts a distinctive Middle Eastern flavor.
Rice pudding Dessert This dessert is one of my comfort foods. The recipe is from my mother and I enjoy the lemon peel variation that she makes.
Roasted Vegetables Side Dish This dish, just like a soup, will allow you to eat a variety of vegetables all at once. The high temperature of the roasting will caramelize the vegetables and impart a lovely color to them.
Snow Pudding Dessert A light dessert based on beaten egg whites stiffened with gelatin and scented with lemon rests upon a puddle of runny vanilla egg custard. Need I say more.
Spaghetti al ragù Main Course Spaghetti in a tomato-based sausage and beef sauce, that starts off with a mirepoix and sauteed mushrooms.
Spaghetti alle cozze e vongole Main Course Spaghetti with mussels and clams in a white wine, cream, and lemon sauce.
Spinach Soup Soup This is the best way to get your iron and leafy greens and is an elegant way to start any meal.
Strawberry Jam Dessert This recipe is for a very fruity, naturally sweet, low sugar jam.
Tuna salad Main Course What makes this tuna salad special are the addition of three ingredients: hard boiled eggs, chopped parsley, and fresh lemon juice.
Yogurt Dessert By making your own yogurt you will benefit from better intestinal health thanks to the live bacterial cultures. Make a large batch and eat at will over the course of a month.