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Fish Steaks Braised with Bell Pepper, Olives, and Lemons

Fish Steaks Braised with Bell Pepper, Olives, and Lemons Recipe Ingredients4 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 large onion, thinly sliced1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted, coarsely chopped2 lemons, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into thin slices4 8-to 9-ounce fish steaks (such as halibut or salmon; each 1 inch thick)1 chopped fresh Italian parsleyRecipe PreparationHeat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
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Strawberry tart

I made the dough in the bread machine: I put the milk, sugar and butter in a saucepan and I put them on the fire until the butter melted. If it gets too hot, let it cool until it gets just hot. Add the yeast and let it act for 10 minutes. Put the mixture in the pan of the bread machine, add the flour and salt and program the machine to knead the dough.
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Mind Over Meal: How Cutting Down on Caffeine Can Help You Quit Smoking

There’s a trick that everyone who’s trying to quit smoking should know aboutCoffee and cigarettes usually go hand in hand.The close of the holiday season means setting sights on New Year’s resolutions, and for many of the people I work with, that translates to finally quitting cigarettes. What many people don’t factor in is how difficult quitting can be when they associate smoking with a morning routine, like that first cup of coffee.
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How to Make Vegetable Stock

So much better than store bought! Homemade vegetable stock with carrots, onions, celery, parsley, herbs, and mushrooms.Photography Credit:Elise BauerHomemade stock almost always tastes better than boxed or canned, and this is never more true than with vegetable stock!In the case of chicken or beef stock, the stock comes from cooking bones in water on low heat, for several hours.
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Chinese chicken breast

Chinese food is usually eaten with chopsticks, from a deeper bowl. The Chinese consider it barbaric to have a knife on the table, because of this the food is prepared in small pieces, ready to be picked and eaten. If you also have a wok, in a few minutes the food is ready and can be served.
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Holiday Spice Granola

Holiday Spice Granola! Oats, almonds, cashews, cranberries, and dried apricots spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Great homemade gift or special holiday treat!Photography Credit:Sally VargasThis granola surpasses any you can buy at the store. It also doesn’t take a lot of effort, so making a weekly batch has become routine in our house.
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