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National Egg Salad Week – Deviled Dishes

National Egg Salad Week – Deviled Dishes

Welcome to a week-long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global Ovals – Bauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Mix up some devilish new recipes this year

Mix up some devilish new recipes this year

When you say deviled egg I see visions of pickles, mustard and mayonnaise. These options expand the creativity of both layout and taste to give you some spicy, some cute, and some refreshing options to use all picnic season long:

Red Chile Deviled Eggs – Chipotle and Ancho with Chives and Cilantro.

Cute Deviled Eggs – Liver pate in these cute upside down duck / swans.

International Incident Party – Deviled Eggs with Potato, Irish Cheddar, and Bacon. See my step by step take on this recipe in today’s National Egg Salad Week – Inside Out Deviled Eggs.

Blue Smoke Deviled Eggs – National BBQ Association recipe that includes their “Magic Dust” BBQ rub.

Colorful Deviled Flowers with Salmon – Eggs formed into flowers and filled with smoked salmon mix.

Avocado Wasabi Deviled Eggs – Balanced with balsamic and green onion.

Smokey Deviled Eggs – Paprika and sun dried tomato.

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Posted by on 26 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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11 March 2011 – Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Election Tension
Continues to Grow

Girls selling corn and eggs

Girls selling corn and eggs

The Meal

Meals are a community affair where talking is discouraged.  Elders eat first to ensure the food is not spoiled and rice is often rolled into a ball and used to scoop meat and sauces.  Once the meal is over a bowl of water is passed around to clean your hands.

Divine Chocolate Bars

Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is the largest exporter / producer of chocolate in the world, but they hardly use the beans in cooking.  You may have noticed Divine chocolate bars in the organic section of your grocery store, but the story behind them goes much farther than the beans themselves.  Fairfood.org web site has a good guide explaining the challenges with the production chain, how they prioritize the issues, what solutions they have put in place, and what sustainability initiatives are currently underway… including Divine chocolate bars.

Entrees

Kedjenou (Whats4Eats)

Slow cooked chicken and eggplant stew.

Calalou (Answers.com)

Shrimp, meat, and spinach stew that crossed over to the Caribbean as a soup of the same name.

Ivory Coast Halibut (Answers.com)

Fish, pumpkin, coconut, and rice casserole.

Side Dishes

Foutou (iAgora.com)

Boiled plantain and cassava mashed into balls.

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Posted by on 11 March 2011 in Africa, Ivory Coast

 

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