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Delicious And Easy Meatless Dishes To Serve On Christmas Dinner


I always like to make the holidays extra special for my family by whipping up delicious food to grace the dining table. While a lot of people rave about ham and turkey, meatless dishes are more than welcome and embraced in my home.

In fact, I have been serving some vegetarian recipes over Christmas, and I don’t hear any complaint at all. If anything, I think I rubbed my love for vegetables to my family and guests who come over to celebrate the holidays with us!

So I compiled some of the most distinctive yet easy to prepare meatless dishes I serve at Christmas dinner.

What To Serve With Chicken Marbella



Chicken Marbella is a classic dish among the boomer generation. Featured in the popular “Silver Palate Cookbook” authored by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins, the recipe first debuted in 1982, and was timely published on Mother’s Day. Chicken Marbella carries with it a significant degree of sophistication owing to its Spanish origi, but it’s easy enough to cook for a kitchen beginner.

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Kitchen Secrets: How Long to Brine Chicken Breasts?


Consider The Best Brining Period For Your Meat

Brine is a saltwater solution used to enhance flavor and provide more moisture to the meat. If you’re about to serve a roasted chicken for dinner, you will wonder: how long to brine chicken breast?

Experts agree that chicken breasts should be brined for 30 minutes to one hour before cooking. The length of the brining time can vary according to the type of meat and its thickness.

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How to Finish a Steak in the Oven – 5 Can Make All the Difference

How to Finish a Steak in the Oven at Home

Some of my readers have been requesting me to feature tips on how to finish a steak in the oven.

Pan searing a steak is easy. It gets the cooking process going and locks in the juices. But finishing the steak in the oven to the doneness that you want takes skill, precision, and great timing!

The techniques included in this aspect of cooking the perfect steak will result in the juiciest and delicious meat you will ever have. Here are the tips on how you can cook the best steak in the oven.

Five Mouth Watering Tips on How to Cook Triggerfish

How to Cook Triggerfish

Tired of fried fish? Jazz up your repertoire of dishes with these tips on how to cook triggerfish.

There was a time when triggerfish remained exclusively in the aquarium. However, chefs and cooks found a way to use it in the kitchen and serve it on the dining table. It has a deliciously delicate flavor to it. The amazing part is that it leaves a sweetish aftertaste on the tongue.

Restaurants rarely serve it because it is just now that chefs have discovered it as food. One thing about triggerfish is that I’d wish to see it more on menus.This article on How to cook triggerfish offers a lot of different ways to enjoy this fish.

I. Oven baked en papillote style

Oven baking or roasting triggerfish is one of the easiest ways to make this fish. The good thing about cooking a delicate, white-fleshed fish in the oven is that it gets even heat all over.

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