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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.

    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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Walnut Zucchini Bread

by admin on July 3rd, 2014

Because I refuse to let food go to waste, I end up experimenting with a lot of different recipes. I’ve tried zucchini bread before and it was delicious so I attempted to make one and it exceeded my expectations! Served warm with a smidgen of...

No Comments  Dessert, Vegetarian

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Lemon Grass & Ginger Tofu Bowls

by admin on May 7th, 2014

Any time I find lemongrass at the supermarket I HAVE to buy it — this time was at the Whole Foods in Ft Lauderdale. This dish is great for a “quick” (I say quick because the brown basmati rice seems to take FOREVER to cook),...

No Comments  Ethnic, Vegetarian

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Key Lime Pie

by admin on April 15th, 2014

I absolutely love key lime pie, though I can never eat more than one slice because of the tartness (which IS a good thing!). I made this delicious recipe recently for a surprise bridal shower I threw for a friend because there is no better...

No Comments  Dessert

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Romaine Tacos with Cumin Quinoa Filling

by admin on February 26th, 2014

I haven’t posted many recipes since moving back to the U.S. partially because I have been cooking less (sigh) and partially because things have been hectic trying to settle back in! I found this recipe online and thought it sounded so good…and it was! I...

No Comments  Mains, Vegetarian

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Garlic Kale & Mushrooms

by admin on February 20th, 2014

I picked up this recipe while at a new supermarket in Ft Lauderdale, Fresh Market. It went great with a juicy steak, but if you are a vegetarian, it could be a delicious meal all on it’s own. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil...

No Comments  Salads, Sides, Vegetarian

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Lamb Chops in a Hazelnut Crust with Rosemary Cream

by admin on December 9th, 2013

If you are looking for a rich wintertime dish, this is it. The sauce will really amaze you with its deliciousness and it also goes wonderfully with a side of garlic mashed potatoes! And yay — I finally got to use my new birthday present...

No Comments  Mains

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Chicken & Corn Chowder

by admin on December 5th, 2013

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...

No Comments  Soups

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Black Bean Soup

by admin on November 25th, 2013

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...

No Comments  Soups

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Shrimp & Red Pepper Pasta with a Garlic & White Wine Reduction Sauce

by admin on November 23rd, 2013

I found some Rovellón mushrooms at the local fruit & vegetable shop recently and so I decided to sauté them with red peppers and shrimp in a delicious and rich pasta dish. It would also work well with oyster mushrooms. Here is the recipe: Serves: 2...

No Comments  Mains, Seafood

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Red Pepper Soup

by admin on November 17th, 2013

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...

No Comments  Soups, Vegetarian