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 but moved to the west coast (first OR an now CA) two 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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Tzatziki

by admin on November 17th, 2013

Tzatziki is a delightfully refreshing snack perfect for sharing at a potluck or even as a topping on a salad. Here is a simple recipe that you can make either chunky or using a food processor to blend it smooth. Ingredients: 1 (8 oz) container...

No Comments  Dressings, Garnishes & Toppings, Ethnic, Starters, Tapas & Snacks

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Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce

by admin on November 16th, 2013

This recipe had me at Sriracha. Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce makes for an absolutely delicious dinner served warm over brown rice or quinoa. I highly recommend trying it! I made the teriyaki sauce about 6 hours before cooking and left the salmon marinating...

No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Seafood

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Chicken & White Bean Chili

by admin on November 12th, 2013

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...

No Comments  Soups

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Spicy Sesame Beef Salad

by admin on November 11th, 2013

I find salads one of the least boring foods, since there are so many possibilities when making them. Here is a non-traditional salad that is sure to stir up your lunchtime routine. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 flank steak, cut into thin strips 1 bag of...

No Comments  Ethnic, Salads

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Mashed Butternut Squash

by admin on November 11th, 2013

If you are looking for slightly healthier alternatives to starchy mashed potatoes as a side dish, mashed butternut squash is a wonderful option. You can choose to top it any way you like (cinnamon, ginger, butter, etc) or even eat it plain. It is a...

No Comments  Sides, Vegetarian

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Butternut Squash Risotto

by admin on November 9th, 2013

This is the perfect side dish for fall. The warm creamy risotto blends so well with butternut squash and although it is a bit laborious to make, it is well worth it — it’s the perfect accompaniment for just about anything (and great the next...

No Comments  Mains, Sides, Starters, Tapas & Snacks, Vegetarian

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Daube Provençale Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

by admin on November 3rd, 2013

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:...

No Comments  Ethnic, Soups

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Huevos Divorciados

by admin on November 2nd, 2013

I discovered Huevos Divorciados (literally, divorced eggs) while searching for a recipe for huevos rancheros online and thought they looked delicious and worth making. It would be great to serve for a Mexican-style brunch or even for any meal of the day! Here is the...

No Comments  Breakfast & Brunch, Ethnic

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Honey Ginger Shrimp and Brussel Sprouts

by admin on October 29th, 2013

I always seem to end up with way too many brussel sprouts every time I buy them so I like to come up with different ways to use them, like this Coconut Chili Chicken & Udon Noodle Soup I made last week. Here is a...

No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Seafood

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Chipotle BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

by admin on October 28th, 2013

This is one loaded salad that is full of delicious vegetables and protein. The chipotle BBQ chicken cobb salad pairs wonderfully with a light honey mustard or ranch dressing. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 chicken breast, cut into bite-size chunks 3 strips American-style bacon, chopped 1...

No Comments  Salads