Sour Cherry Compote

When life gives you sour cherries, what do you do with them? Drown them in spiced rum and throw it on some ice-cream, of course! This is Sour Cherry Compote on Non-fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt from my neighborhood Fro-Yo joint. Continue reading

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One Extraordinary Ingredient

Black Bean and Chili Stir-fry Noodles

Sometimes all it takes is one ingredient to elevate an otherwise ordinary dish. That ingredient could stand alone or be part of a whole–like Herbs de Provence to roasted poultry or green mango to a West Indian fish curry. When you’re eating it, you just know. I’ve discovered that everlasting ingredient for possibly every Asian dish I plan to make from now on. Black Bean Chili Paste. It’s so freaking good I could spread it on toast and eat it for breakfast! This is Chinese Stir-fry Noodles enhanced with the best chili bean paste I’ve ever had.

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Balsamic Roasted Fingerling Potato with Lemon Aioli

Courtesy of Wikipedia

I found this recipe in my list of drafts and realize that I don’t have a photo for it. I had to resort to “borrowing” one from wikipedia. It’s a simple, delicious recipe that I think you’ll enjoy. Since it’s way too hot to turn on the oven, try parboiling and grilling them instead. This is Balsamic Roasted Fingerling Potato with Lemon Aioli. Continue reading

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Farmers Market Find – Asian Inspired Fish Sandwich

I’ve on many occasions expressed my love of Chopped, my ultimate fantasy of standing before a basket of mystery ingredients with a pantry of opportunities before me. Well, there is no basket involved, but today I stood before a reusable bag of farmers market finds and boy did I succeed. This is my Farmers Market Fish Sandwich with Apple and Cabbage Asian Slaw.  Continue reading

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Miso Salmon Burger

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Seriously one of the best things I’ve ever made. No recipe for this one, but ill be so bold as to make it for anyone who’s in the area and feigning for the best salmon burger they’ll ever have!

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Delicious Puerto Rico

I didn’t eat a lot, but when I did it was very delicioso!

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A crisp, sweaty Medalla on hand and grouper in mango sauce with jasmine rice, Cochina Creativa, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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Asopao de camarrones, Barranchina, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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I swear I’ve Been Cooking…Look!

Click on any of the images below for a larger, more appetizing slideshow!

 

 

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Cold Protein-Packed Salad and the Best Ceviche Ever!

Ceviche Pucusana from Ceviche105 in Miami, Fl.

There’s this thing about blogging where if you don’t post something for more than say…5 days, you feel like you’ve fallen off the face of the earth and have no hopes of climbing back to the surface. I spent the past week there and it took a combination of things to get me back on track. The good thing is I’ve been eating, delicious food at that, and I kept cooking. Continue reading

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Baked Goat Cheese and Oregano

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I love brunch. It’s the perfect excuse to whip up whatever the heck you feel like eating without being judged if it’s before noon and a little booze is involved. It’s simple, easy food and it really sets the rest of your day in motion. This is Baked Goat Cheese and Oregano, another simple brunch dish with goat cheese yet again.

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No-Dial Broccoli in Garlic Sauce

…as in you don’t need to dial a number to get this awesome take-out side dish. Imagine garlic sauce that doesn’t come from a Chinese restaurant or a bottle and doesn’t use cornstarch or flour as a thickener. This is No-Dial Broccoli in Garlic Sauce. Continue reading

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