Creamy Buttermilk Tomato Soup

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Guyyysssss… What happened to spring?!! I thought we’d endured all of the snow and blustering weather we were due! For goodness’ sake, it’s April! By April, the weather is supposed to have gotten its stuff together and be giving us all of the streaming sunshine and budding flowers and gentle rain showers it’s been holding out… 

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Edible Homemade Christmas Gift Guide

Lavender Lemon Infused Honey | StrictlyDelicious.com

GUYS. Where the FREAK did the time go?? How are we already at the end of 2015?! And, more importantly, HOW ARE WE ALREADY JUST A WEEK FROM CHRISTMAS?!?! I’m craaazzzy about Christmas; it is by far my favorite time of year. I count down to the holiday season every year, often not waiting for… 

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How to Make Spiced Preserved Lemons

Spiced Preserved Lemons | StrictlyDelicious.com

Have you heard of preserved lemons? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago when I went to one of my favorite local restaurants and ordered an appetizer of roasted Brussels sprouts that were made with diced preserved lemons. The bright zesty bursts of lemon peel in an otherwise savory, earthy dish caught my attention and… 

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Homemade Raspberry Mint Green Tea Blend

Homemade Raspberry Mint Green Tea Blend | StrictlyDelicious.com

How was your Thanksgiving holiday? Mine was perfect; it was a relaxing, indulgent set of four days spent just me and my mom. On Thanksgiving day we joined my aunt, uncle, and younger cousin for a very adult, low-key Thanksgiving dinner. Although I was originally disappointed that I wouldn’t get to see my entire extended… 

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Shiitake Mushroom Salt

Shiitake Mushroom Salt | StrictlyDelicious.com

This is the first post in an unofficial series I’ll be doing over the next few weeks with recipes for aaallll kinds of spectacular homemade gifts. I’m doing this one first because: It is sooo delicious I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you This shiitake salt needs to go on ALL of… 

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Easy Herbed Mushroom Duxelles

Easy Herbed Mushroom Duxelles | StrictlyDelicious.com

Don’t worry; we’re not getting too fancy here today. Although “duxelles” sounds fancy, it’s just a cool cooking word for “sautéed, finely chopped mushrooms and stuff.” Sautéed, finely chopped mushrooms, shallots, and herbs to be exact. I was reminded of the wonder that is mushroom duxelles after seeing them top a gorgeous filet recently on a trip… 

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Homemade Garlic Salt

Homemade Garlic Salt | StrictlyDelicious.com

I’m obsessed with flavored salts. Since I usually season my food very simply, flavored salts give me a secret additional flavor essence that amplifies the taste of whatever I’m cooking. I use my rosemary salt on and in EVERYTHING, and now this homemade garlic salt is subject to the same fate. I put this garlic… 

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AIP Pie Crust

AIP Pie Crust | A simple, four-ingredient flaky pie crust that's gluten, grain, dairy, and coconut-free, and is safe for the paleo diet and auto-immune protocol! via StrictlyDelicious.com

We all know that I think desserts are the key to a happy life. And while I’ve been able to create cake, fruit crumble, and even cookie recipe that are safe for me while on the auto-immune protocol, one of the things I’ve been missing terribly was an AIP pie crust. Cake gets boring after a… 

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Homemade Hibiscus Syrup

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I laughed yesterday when I saw this syrup being sold as an expensive product at a specialty cooking store. Because today, we’re going to learn how to make Hibiscus Syrup at home, so there’s no need to spend a lot of money for a small amount of syrup at a fancy store! Are you familiar… 

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Roasted Garlic Spread

Roasted Garlic Spread | StrictlyDelicious.com

Have you ever roasted garlic? I think it’s because I’m Cuban human that I’ve always been in love with garlic. Both for its flavor and its health properties, I looove chopping up and cooking with fresh garlic in most of my savory recipes. But it wasn’t until my later years in college and post-graduation that… 

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