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Nancy Lopez-McHugh
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Nancy Lopez-McHugh is a food blogger, photographer and author of "An Epiphany of The Senses" cookbook.

Labor Day Vegan Steaks

Labor Day Vegan Steaks

Here's a recipe that will allow your vegan friends to enjoy Labor Day barbecues just as much as the meat eaters do.…

Interview with Faith Gorsky – An Edible Mosaic Cookbook Author

Interview with Faith Gorsky – An Edible Mosaic Cookbook Author

Spicie Foodie Nancy Lopez-McHugh chats with Faith Gorsky about her new cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair.…

Cookbook Review – An Edible Mosaic, Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair

Cookbook Review – An Edible Mosaic, Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair

Spicie Foodie Nancy Lopez-McHugh takes a closer look at An Edible Mosaic, a cookbok focusing on Middle Eastern cuisine.By Nancy Lopez-McHugh I am not sure when my love for foreign foods began, but what I do know is that ethnic…

Mexico On My Plate: Chorizo Stuffed Potatoes

Mexico On My Plate: Chorizo Stuffed Potatoes

South American papas rellenas get a gluten free make over. Plus a little added Mexican flair. …

Fusion Mediterranean-Asian Fish Stew

Fusion Mediterranean-Asian Fish Stew

This healthy and satisfying fusion stew is the result of a craving for a quick but delicious soup. …

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

Nancy Lopez-McHugh with a delicious Middle Eastern treat for your next meze platter.…

Mexico On My Plate: Steak in Spicy Red Salsa

Mexico On My Plate: Steak in Spicy Red Salsa

A spicy steak stew that will keep you warm and safe on a cold winter's night.…

Mexico On My Plate: Cajeta or Dulce de Leche

Mexico On My Plate: Cajeta or Dulce de Leche

Cajeta, also known as dulce de leche, is a hispanic sweet thick milk caramel sauce or syrup.…

Mexico On My Plate: Nile Perch Tostadas

Mexico On My Plate: Nile Perch Tostadas

A Mexican Tostada is a corn tortilla that has been toasted or fried and topped with all sorts of ingredients. …

Bulgur and Eggplant Pilaf

Bulgur and Eggplant Pilaf

A delicious bulgur take on a classic eggplant rice pilaf from Nancy Lopez-McHugh.…

Mexico On My Plate: Green Beans with Scrambled Eggs

Mexico On My Plate: Green Beans with Scrambled Eggs

The recipe is very simple and you can use either fresh, frozen or canned green beans. By Nancy Lopez-McHugh Today I want to share one of my childhood favorite dishes, ejotes con huevos or green beans with scrambled eggs. I…

Mexico On My Plate: Tortas de Milanesa – Breaded Pork Sandwiches

Mexico On My Plate: Tortas de Milanesa – Breaded Pork Sandwiches

In Mexico tortas are very popular meals. They can be served cold or hot, wet in a sauce, dry or grilled. …

Mexico On My Plate: Cucumbers with Chile and Lime

Mexico On My Plate: Cucumbers with Chile and Lime

In Mexico this is a favorite snack for many, specially during the hot summer months. Cucumbers leave you cooled and feeling refreshed. …

Mahi Mahi Fillets with Preserved Lemon Sauce

Mahi Mahi Fillets with Preserved Lemon Sauce

This super easy, delicious and healthy recipe can be on your plate in under 30 minutes.…

Pan Fried Nile Perch Fillets

Pan Fried Nile Perch Fillets

This recipe is one of those hassle free, little clean up meals that anyone can cook.…

Pupusas, El Salvadoran Corn Cakes

Pupusas, El Salvadoran Corn Cakes

Made from masa harina dough, Pupusas are stuffed round corn cakes, or patties, from El Salvador. …

Father’s Day Meatball Subs

Father’s Day Meatball Subs

Nancy Lopez-McHugh with a manly sub for this year's Father's Day.…

Grilled Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Sandwich

Grilled Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Sandwich

Father's Day is this weekend and this sandwich is a great meal to serve the fathers in your life. …

Summer Shrimp Creole

Summer Shrimp Creole

This light shrimp dinner is fast and easy to prepare, which is perfect for days when you'd rather be outdoors than in the kitchen.…

Mexico On My Plate: Red Pozole and It’s History

Mexico On My Plate: Red Pozole and It’s History

Nancy Lopez-McHugh reveals her mother's secret recipe for red pozole.…

Mexico On My Plate: Sweet Tortilla Chips and Cinco De Mayo

Mexico On My Plate: Sweet Tortilla Chips and Cinco De Mayo

Nancy Lopez-McHugh with a delicious suggestion for a Cinco de Mayo snack recipe.…

Croque Madame – French Ham, Cheese and Egg Sandwich

Croque Madame – French Ham, Cheese and Egg Sandwich

Nancy Lopez-McHugh serves up the classic French ham, cheese and egg sandwich.…

Places we Love: Prague’s J.J. Murphy’s Irish Pub

Places we Love: Prague’s J.J. Murphy’s Irish Pub

Nancy Lopez-McHugh reveals one of her favorite eateries in Prague. J.J. Muprhy's Irish Pub.…

Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking Cookbook Review

Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking Cookbook Review

Spicie Foodie Nancy Lopez-McHugh checks out the Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking cookbook.…

Mexico On My Plate: Black Sesame Polvorones

Mexico On My Plate: Black Sesame Polvorones

Polvorones are crumbly cookies found across Latin America, Spain and The Philippines. …

S.H. Fernando Jr. – Rice and Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking

S.H. Fernando Jr. – Rice and Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking

Nancy Lopez-McHugh talks to S.H. Fernando Jr., author of Rice and Curry - Sri Lankan Home Cooking.…

Mexico On My Plate: Hubby’s Tex-Mex Chimichangas

Mexico On My Plate: Hubby’s Tex-Mex Chimichangas

Chimichanga is a flour tortilla stuffed with meat, beans, or anything you like, rolled up and deep fried.…

10 Cinnamon Facts You Should Know

10 Cinnamon Facts You Should Know

Nancy Lopez-McHugh with a list of 10 interesting facts about that lovely spice we know as cinnamon.…

Strawberry Spring Salad

Strawberry Spring Salad

Welcome spring with a healthy strawberry salad from Nancy Lopez-McHugh. …

Mexico On My Plate: Chocolate Cake

Mexico On My Plate: Chocolate Cake

Nancy Lopez-McHugh incorporates memories of Mexican Chocolate Caliente in this delicious chocolate cake.…

Lemongrass Pandan Drink

Lemongrass Pandan Drink

This lemongrass pandan lemonade is a well balanced sweet, aromatic, citrusy drink.…

Smoked Chicken and Adzuki Soup

Smoked Chicken and Adzuki Soup

If winter just won't let go where you live, why not warm up with this healthy soup.…

Mexico On My Plate: Popcorn with Hot Sauce

Mexico On My Plate: Popcorn with Hot Sauce

This snack does not require a recipe. All you need is freshly popped, unflavored, popcorn and hot sauce of your choice.…

Paula Deen’s Three Year Lie

Paula Deen’s Three Year Lie

Newspapers, Tv, and social media are ablaze with the news of Paula Deen's diabetes. This is Nancy Lopez-McHughs take on it.…

Mexico On My Plate – Cochinita Pibil

Mexico On My Plate – Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil (ko-chi-knee-ta pee-beel) is slow roasted pork from the Yucatan peninsula.…

Persimmon and Serrano Ham Salad

Persimmon and Serrano Ham Salad

A healthy and seasonal salad ready in no time. No cooking involved.…

New Year’s Hangover Cure Cocktail

New Year’s Hangover Cure Cocktail

Nancy Lopez McHugh has a slightly strange, but effective way to cure that New Year's hangover.…

Christmas Menu Ideas

Christmas Menu Ideas

Have you planned the Christmas dinner menu yet? If not, let Nancy Lopez-McHugh guide you.…

Christmas Linzer Cookies

Christmas Linzer Cookies

Nancy Lopez-McHugh introduces her favorite Czech Christmas Cookie. Meet the Linzer.…

Almond Butter Baked Apples

Almond Butter Baked Apples

These almond butter stuffed baked apples is perfect for this hectic time of year.…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Almonds

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Almonds

Bad tasting Brussels sprouts is a thing of the past with this delicious recipe. …

Czech Mulled Wine

Czech Mulled Wine

When the weather turns cold in Prague and you are out enjoying the sites there is only one way of warming up, Svarak.…

Cranberry Sauce and Thanksgiving Ideas

Cranberry Sauce and Thanksgiving Ideas

Nancy Lopez Mc-Hugh with a great collection of Thanksgiving ideas, and her own cranberry sauce recipe.…

Pork in Mandarin and Sake Sauce

Pork in Mandarin and Sake Sauce

Sweet, spicy and spiked boneless pork chops. Perfect and easy enough for tonight's dinner. …

Wasabi and Miso Salmon Cakes

Wasabi and Miso Salmon Cakes

These healthy oven baked salmon cakes can be eaten both as an appetizer or main dish.…

Mexico On My Plate: Candied Pumpkin

Mexico On My Plate: Candied Pumpkin

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Autumn with this sweet pumpkin dessert.…

Czech Inspired Poppy Seed Plum Tarts

Czech Inspired Poppy Seed Plum Tarts

This recipe is inspired by Czech sweet plum and poppy seed pastries.…

Mexico On My Plate: Leftover Chicken Sopes

Mexico On My Plate: Leftover Chicken Sopes

A super easy Mexican sopes dinner using leftovers from your refrigerator.…

Whole Wheat Sour Cream Biscuits

Whole Wheat Sour Cream Biscuits

Whole wheat sour cream biscuits, good enough for the expert, and easy enough for a novice baker.…

Burcak, Young Moravian Wine

Burcak, Young Moravian Wine

Burcak is a sweet carbonated young Czech wine that's easy to over-consume.…

Mexico On My Plate: Independence Day and Fish Tacos

Mexico On My Plate:  Independence Day and Fish Tacos

Celebrate Mexican Independence with these easy and healthy fish tacos.…

Roasted Tomato Basil Tart

Roasted Tomato Basil Tart

An elegant tomato tart to impress your party guest or your family with.…

Buttered Beans and Mexican Chorizo

Buttered Beans and Mexican Chorizo

Turn ordinary buttered beans into an exotic dish full of flavor with this recipe.…

Mexico On My Plate: Grilled Corn

Mexico On My Plate: Grilled Corn

In Mexico grilled corn on the cob is a popular snack. It can be bought just grilled and eaten so or it can also be eaten topped with any of or combination of salt, cream, cheese, lime and chile.…

Mexico On My Plate: Ice Cold Michelada

Mexico On My Plate: Ice Cold Michelada

A Michelada is a Mexican ice cold mixed beer cocktail, resembling a bloody Mary on the rocks - minus the Vodka. Nancy Lopez-McHugh with three family recipes.…

Tartelettes Aux-Fruit No-Bake Summer Tarts

Tartelettes Aux-Fruit No-Bake Summer Tarts

These mini tarts are super easy and relatively fast to make and some of you will appreciate the fact that you wont have to turn your oven on.…

Mexico On My Plate: Is Mexico City “The World’s Greatest Food City?”

Mexico On My Plate: Is Mexico City “The World’s Greatest Food City?”

Stan Sesser of The Wallstreet Journal, writes a stomach and sense stimulating article about the wonders of Mexican cuisine in Mexito city. …

Mexico on My Plate: Queso Fresco the Easy Way, Version 1

Mexico on My Plate: Queso Fresco the Easy Way, Version 1

Nancy Lopez-McHugh serves up a first batch of authentic and simple Mexican queso fresco. More to follow. …

Gooseberry Apple Crumble

Gooseberry Apple Crumble

Gooseberries have absolutely nothing to do with poultry. But they are a mean addition to any good crumble. …

Watermelon Strawberry Granita

Watermelon Strawberry Granita

Time to chill out and chill yourself with a lovely refreshing watermelon strawberry granita.…

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