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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 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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Curried Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

by admin on October 27th, 2013

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...

No Comments  Soups, Vegetarian

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Coconut Chili Chicken & Udon Noodle Soup

by admin on October 26th, 2013

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,...

1 Comment  Ethnic, Soups

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Spicy Beef & Tomato Stew

by admin on October 23rd, 2013

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...

No Comments  Soups

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Salmon and Dill Frittata

by admin on October 23rd, 2013

This salmon and dill frittata is perfect for a weekend brunch and is loaded with protein and goodness! Since a frittata is partially baked, remember to use a pan which can go in the oven. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 100g smoked salmon 4 eggs 1/3 cup...

No Comments  Breakfast & Brunch, Seafood

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Ceviche

by admin on October 22nd, 2013

Ever since first trying ceviche I have been hooked. It is one of my favorite things to order at restaurants but it is also very easy to make your own at home, if you have access to fresh ingredients. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 200 g fresh...

No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Seafood, Starters, Tapas & Snacks

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Guacamole

by admin on October 20th, 2013

Let’s face it — boring guacamole is, well, just plain boring. This guacamole is loaded with ingredients, giving it a well-rounded mix of flavors. My guacamole has always been a hit at parties and potlucks and people are always asking for the recipe so here...

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

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Spicy Potato & Leek Hash

by admin on October 19th, 2013

Making your own hash (hash browns) is surprisingly fun and you can put pretty much anything you want with them. In this recipe I went for a spicy version with a habanero pepper and leeks. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1/2 leek, washed and chopped 2 large...

1 Comment  Breakfast & Brunch, Sides, Vegetarian

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Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

by admin on October 17th, 2013

This light Spinach and Pomegranate salad takes a variety of flavors and combines them so well! It is perfect for lunch or as a side dish. Serves: 2 (or 4 as a side) Ingredients: 1 bag baby spinach 1 pomegranate, seeds removed and set aside...

No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian

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Trinidadian-Style Spicy Beef Pilau

by admin on October 15th, 2013

I haven’t been to Trinidad (unfortunately) but this dish was inspired by seeing a post from world traveler extraordinaire Saj Gidda, and I just had to make it! I’m still not even sure how to describe the flavors but it was absolutely delicious! Serves: 4...

No Comments  Ethnic, Mains

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Potato and Leek Soup

by admin on October 14th, 2013

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...

1 Comment  Soups, Vegetarian