Bienvenidos a Miami Bytes

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area and just moved to Eugene, Oregon. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I am currently working full-time and also attending the Southern Oregon Wine Institute to obtain a Certificate in Wine Marketing. I don't have much time to keep up with this blog, but I do write posts when I can!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

    Have fun browsing and even more fun cooking!

    *All recipes are my own unless otherwise noted.
    ** All photos are definitely mine!

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Leeks & Pancetta

by admin on November 25th, 2015

This rich and delicious dish is perfect for a meal or even as a side dish. It is great in the winter months when it’s cold out and you want to roast / feel heat from your oven! Pancetta is normally pretty salty so there...

No Comments  Mains, Sides

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Coconut Shrimp

by admin on September 22nd, 2015

Growing up in Florida, I gained a love for coconut shrimp. It was always a treat to go out and order them as an appetizer (and later in life for happy hour!). I FINALLY got around to making them and they were well worth the...

No Comments  Mains, Seafood, Starters, Tapas & Snacks

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Baked Bell Pepper Stuffed With Misr Wot (Ethiopian Lentil Stew)

by admin on August 5th, 2015

I’ve always loved Ethiopian food since I can first remember trying it but ever since visiting the country, I have been absolutely craving the cuisine! You can make berbere from scratch, or you can be lazy like me and purchase from Amazon.com. This recipe is...

No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Vegetarian

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Israeli Couscous with Sautéed Squash, Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts

by admin on July 28th, 2015

The way I typically shop is by going to the local farmer’s market or grocery store and seeing what seasonal fruits and vegetables they have in stock. I had never seen grey squash before (or at least not noticed it) so I decided to experiment...

No Comments  Salads, Sides, Vegetarian

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Oxtail Stew

by admin on April 26th, 2015

I absolutely love oxtail but wasn’t sure how to prepare it so I Googled, and came across Jamie Oliver’s “insanely good oxtail stew.” Not only was it insanely good, but it was also pretty easy to make! If you can’t find oxtail at your local...

No Comments  Mains, Soups

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Paella

by admin on January 18th, 2015

Paella is a traditional Spanish dish consisting mainly of rice, saffron, meat and seafood. It is one of those meals that is fun to make and even more fun to devour. It often yields quite a bit so is an excellent idea for dinner parties...

No Comments  Ethnic, Mains

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White Bean Salad over Arugula

by admin on December 28th, 2014

If you’re like me and eat salads ALL THE TIME, you probably get very bored! This salad is a nice break from the traditional and is filling and packed with protein-rich¬†Cannellini beans. Serves: 2 as a meal, 4 as a side Ingredients: 13 oz. box...

No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian

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Lemon Garlic Soba Noodles with Kale & Avocado

by admin on July 9th, 2014

I’ve been on a kale kick for the past week (plus I have so much of it from the store) so I thought of this fun way to throw it together with some delicious ingredients for a simple, yet satisfying, weeknight meal. Serves: 2 Ingredients:...

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Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

by admin on July 6th, 2014

This arugula, watermelon and feta salad is the PERFECT salad for summer, by itself or as a side. I served this salad with grilled lamb chops and it complemented it wonderfully. Serves: 4 Ingredients: For the vinaigrette: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup...

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Baked Eggs with Kale and Tomatoes

by admin on July 6th, 2014

Sometimes, there is just something wonderful about sleeping in during a morning thunderstorm and then getting up to bake. This was one such morning! This Baked Eggs with Kale and Tomatoes recipe can easily be modified to add pretty much anything your heart desires —...

No Comments  Breakfast & Brunch, Vegetarian


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