Tag: Starters

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February 1, 2015
Beet and Mango Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

I will be sharing a Miso Black Cod with Mushroom and Currant Quinoa and Baby Bok Choy recipe on my next Fox 5 segment. It’s a simple yet sophisticated dinner that you can prepare for your Valentine this year that will make them feel like they are dining at a 5 star restaurant! I created […]

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October 1, 2014
Savory Bread Pudding Rolls

I’ve been busy in the kitchen creating new recipes for the holiday season and I am very excited to share this one with you all! When I dream up dishes I try to think of amazing flavor combinations using familiar seasonal ingredients that will excite the eyes and palates of my hungry guests! My inspiration […]

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October 1, 2014
Sweet Potato Mash Martinis

It’s October and the holidays are approaching! This new Sweet Potato Mash Martini recipe will make a fun and exciting addition to your holiday menus. The traditionalist in me likes to stick to popular, seasonal ingredients and serve them in a classical way, but my creative side has an appetite for something different. Why not […]

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January 15, 2013
Asparagus with Lemon Tarragon Aioli

Did you know that asparagus is one of the top foods that are considered an aphrodisiac? In addition to a long list of health benefits like potassium and fiber, asparagus increases blood flow and may affect your mood for the better! With Valentine’s Day around the corner this could be the perfect starter dish to […]

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May 25, 2012
Chipotle Burger Sliders

Memorial Day weekend is here and I have the perfect recipe for you to make. Sliders! However, these are not your ordinary sliders; they are chipotle burger sliders which makes them extra yummy. Let me share something with you about chipotle. Everyone loves it! If you just say the word chipotle you will spark interest.  These […]

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October 26, 2011
Quinoa Edamame Salad

Yes, another Quinoa recipe post! I absolutely love Quinoa and every time I eat it I wonder where it’s been my whole life!  Not only is it healthy and easy to prepare. It has come in handy for me time and time again when I’m craving a meatless meal that is nutritious and filling. Whether […]

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September 18, 2011
Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Walnut Orzo Salad

Each year I look forward to the harvest of my butternut squash patch. Waiting for the little peanut shape fruit to grow on the vine and ripen into the amazingly sweet buttery taste of heaven. Straight from the earth and into my kitchen I prepare the squash in many delicious ways. Roasted, sautéed, pureed, mashed into […]

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July 2, 2011
Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

I know fish tacos are popular (especially in Cali) but I have a weak spot for shrimp! I sometimes find it hard to find a good fish taco at restaurants. They are either too fried, fishy or soggy. I’m not saying it is always the case, but with my experience it's pretty common. My safe […]

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June 21, 2011
Cucumber Salad

Crunchy, juicy and sour. When I crave this combination I turn to cucumber salad, a Middle Eastern staple dish that I grew up eating. My mom would frequently make a large bowl that wouldn’t last very long at the dinner table. One serving, two servings, three servings and…”yes, more please”. The best part was drinking […]

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May 27, 2011
Eggplant Salad Platter

Time to use summer fruits and veggies! I love and grow several eggplant varieties. This recipe requires Chinese Eggplant. Some grocery stores may have a different name for this type of eggplant. Look for the medium sized, narrow ones that are almost black in color. I serve this salad on a platter because it makes […]

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