Quiche Craving

October 25, 2011 § 2 Comments

I was recently shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond and I found these cute little tart shells. The picture on the package was of a Quiche Lorraine and I suddenly got an intense craving…oh how easily marketing gimmicks get me!

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Mini Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cakes

October 20, 2011 § 5 Comments

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. When I was young, I used to love getting dressed up to go trick-or-treating around my neighborhood. There was this one house that always gave out KING size candy bars – we always went there first! Now that I am a little too old to go around to my neighbors asking for candy, I love to make my own Halloween treats!

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Did Someone Say Pork Belly?

October 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

Risotto is a laborious dish to make. It takes constant stirring and patience for the rice to slowly cook. This sage and pancetta risotto, however, is well worth the effort!

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Addictive Green Beans

October 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

This was the hardest food photo shoot I have ever had because I could not stop eating these green beans. They are so addictive!

This dish has great umami flavor from the soy sauce and a spicy kick from the chili flakes. I blanched the beans first and then sautéed them. Using this method ensures perfectly cooked green beans that are not overly done and still a bit crunchy!

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Warm and Creamy Fennel Soup

October 16, 2011 § 6 Comments

I am so excited that the weather is finally getting a bit chillier. In California that means high 60’s! Nevertheless, it is officially Fall and Soup Season is here! Kick of the season with this Creamy Fennel and Potato Soup.

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A Healthy Meal Full of Fall Vegetables

October 15, 2011 § 5 Comments

The melt in your mouth sweet potatoes, nutty mushrooms, and earthy sautéed kale are combined with quinoa and a hint of spicy chili flakes. This dish leaves you feeling full and energized! This is also a completely vegan and gluten-free dish that is packed full of protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.

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Banana Crumb Muffins

October 13, 2011 § 2 Comments

As I write this, I am drinking my morning coffee and nibbling on one of these crumbly muffins. While not totally a complete breakfast, it sure makes a good one!

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