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The Basics at Home Series

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With "The Basics at Home" series we offer pages of simple recipes within a theme. Also included is food for thought about how to use the basics as a jumping off point to create your own versions and links to other applicable recipes within the aPinchOf website.

At Home Mexican Restaurant


The recipes:

Quesadilla with Zucchini-Epazote Filling

Refried Beans

Restaurant Nachos

Taco Meat Filling

Breakfast Fajitas

Taco Salad Buffet

Chunky Guacamole

Basic Veggie How-to


The recipes and topics:

Stuffed Avocado Salad Sprouting Seeds

Double Bean Spinach Stew

Eat Your Spinach

Gazpacho Salad

Cucumber Raita

Sesame Green Beans

Twice Baked Potatoes

Eggplant Extra


Basic Lunchtime Favorites


The recipes:

Basic Chicken Salad

Sesame Noodle Soup

Egg Salad with Walnut Oil

Egg and Tuna Roll-ups

My Favorite Pasta Salad

Grilled Rueben

Pantry Basics


The recipes and topics:

Nutty Granola

Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta

Spiced Coffee

Nuts about Nuts

Breadcrumb 101

Great Snack Basics


The recipes:

Chipotle-Jack Dip

Steamed Edamame Pods

Spicy Boiled Peanuts

Cumin-Spiced Grilled Shrimp



Basic Italian Flavors


The recipes:

Basic Tomato Sauce

Tomato Tortellini Soup Toasted Ravioli

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