Tropical Baked Bananas

For dessert, the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a Tropical Baked Bananas.

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The aroma of the toasted coconut flakes and warm bananas was wonderful.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 6 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut

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Source: Allrecipes.com

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Fish & Veggies Baked in Parchment Paper

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a main dish of fish and veggies.

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This Fish and Veggies Baked in Parchment Paper is a healthy and nutritious meal in a pouch.

Ingredients

  • 2 thick fish fillets
  • 1 small zucchini, or half of a medium zucchini, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 small carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • half of an onion, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnishing

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Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

The above recipe serves two

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Brazilian Black Bean Soup

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen met up for another session.

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The first recipe we made was a hearty Brazilian Black Bean Soup which is just great for the winter season.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 3 (15 ounces) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups water, or more
  • 2 pinches cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • organic chicken seasoning to taste, optional

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Source: this recipe is adapted from Allrecipes.com (submitted by Liebelune)

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Home Skillet in Bellingham

It has become a tradition for us to go to Bellingham for Black Friday shopping. With the unfavourable exchange rate, there is no wait time at the border.

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We went to Home Skillet for breakfast as Nanzaro wanted to eat at a diner. You’ll know you are at the right place as there is a large skillet decorated the bicycle stand.

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The restaurant is very colorful, including the chairs at the outside for waiting customers.

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We were seated at the counter since all the tables were occupied. I like the lighting made of mason jars.

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Nanzaro ordered the Meaty Veggy Skillet. The only thing he did not like was the present of tomatoes. He simply does not like the texture of tomatoes. So, the tomatoes made their way to mom’s plate. Continue reading