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  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. 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 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.

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Oxtail Stew

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...

by admin on April 26th, 2015
No Comments  Mains, Soups

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Chicken & Corn Chowder

Fall 2013 has been the season of soups for me. I decided to get experimental and make a chowder, which I have never made before and the results were amazing! Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter 1/3 cup cream 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth...

by admin on December 5th, 2013
No Comments  Soups

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Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup is great as a starter or as a meal by itself and it pretty easy to make, even without using canned black beans! Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 (BPA-free!) can of black beans, with liquid (to substitute with dry beans: prepare them as...

by admin on November 25th, 2013
No Comments  Soups

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Red Pepper Soup

This fall has been all about soups for me so when I found this recipe I thought I would give it a try and it was wonderful! This red pepper soup can be served hot or cold with a dollop of crème fraîche. Serves: 6...

by admin on November 17th, 2013
No Comments  Soups, Vegetarian

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Chicken & White Bean Chili

I remember first discovering white chili in Leavenworth, Washington as a child and it is still one of my favorite wintery comfort foods. I have cooked this Chicken & White Bean Chili recipe for many people and it is always a hit so remember to share...

by admin on November 12th, 2013
No Comments  Soups

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Daube Provençale Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I found this recipe for Daube Provençale online and since I had some beef and potatoes already, why not? It was rich and flavorful and definitely something I cannot wait to cook again, especially for a French-themed dinner party! Serves: 8 Ingredients: For the stew:...

by admin on November 3rd, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Soups

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Curried Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

If you’re looking for a way to get creative with pumpkin — this is it! A curried lentil & pumpkin soup topped with a dollop of plain greek yogurt is the perfect hearty soup for a cold Sunday night in. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 garlic...

by admin on October 27th, 2013
No Comments  Soups, Vegetarian

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Coconut Chili Chicken & Udon Noodle Soup

This delicious and spicy soup is like the Asian version of chicken noodle soup! It is seriously spicy so I recommend making this when it is cold, and not in the middle of summer. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 bundle organic udon noodles 2 chicken breasts,...

by admin on October 26th, 2013
1 Comment  Ethnic, Soups

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Spicy Beef & Tomato Stew

Cool nights call for warm meals so tonight I whipped up a delicious and hearty spicy beef & tomato stew. I’m always wanting to keep my kitchen clean so I love making stews and soups because while they are simmering I can clean up any...

by admin on October 23rd, 2013
No Comments  Soups

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Potato and Leek Soup

Since I’ve been on a soup kick I figured I might as well make an attempt at a potato leek soup — a soup I have never made before because I thought it would be difficult. It wasn’t at all! Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 large...

by admin on October 14th, 2013
1 Comment  Soups, Vegetarian