Archive | June, 2014

July 4th Red White & Blue Fruity Chocolate Kebabs

29 Jun

Oh, I am sooo excited!!!  I have been literally DREAMING of sharing this recipe with you today. This one has been a long time coming. I’ve been thinking….concocting… trying all different July 4th themed recipe ideas with no solid results for weeks. Feeling slightly discouraged, I decided to gain some serious inspiration looking at July 4th themed pictures […]

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Watermelon Juice + Spicy Cashews

26 Jun

I’ve been waiting until prime time watermelon season to share one of my favorite drink recipes. Yipeeeeee its almost here!!!!!!!!!!! But, then I was thinking, Watermelon Juice so simple!  I’m not sure it could really be called a recipe because you could actually just make it with 1 ingredient: watermelon.  Liquidize and bam…… probably the best drink ever. To solve my […]

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Authentic Thai Green Curry Chicken

23 Jun

Now that you are all equipped with your homemade Thai Green Curry Paste, how about a tantalizingly exotic quick dinner idea?  If you froze cubes of your Green Curry Paste, just pop out two the night before you want to make this delicious meal to defrost in the fridge. If you can get your hands on Thai […]

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Green Curry Paste – My Own!!

21 Jun

Before I went to Thailand in March, I had never tasted Green Curry.  I wasn’t that familiar with Thai food overall since we never ate it growing up.  Of course, when I first began working in New York and late nights at the office with take out dinners were trying to take hold of my life, I experimented […]

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Slow Savory Bolognese

12 Jun

There are a ton of Bolognese sauce recipes out there that are not slow simmered.  I’ve tried several of them and they’re not bad. But absolutely nothing compares to the depth of flavor in a Bolognese sauce that you get from slow simmering for hours over a low heat.  If that sounds daunting, just remember, there is no attention […]

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Roasted Eggplant Yogurt Spread

9 Jun

I absolutely love eating salads for dinner – they’re quick, light and nourishing after a busy day. Gary, on the other hand – not so much.  So how do I cook the same meal for two? I get a salad and Gary gets a sandwich. Same ingredients, just add bread.  Perfect. Roasted Eggplant Yogurt Spread is […]

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Roasted Vegetable Hummus

6 Jun

Oh what should I make this weekend? Since I had some chickpeas lying around in my freezer!……………. I decided to make a pot of my Lamb and Chickpea Tagine and a delicious batch of Roasted Vegetable Hummus. Why is this smoky luscious hummus the perfect recipe for a Sunday? Because now, for the next few week days, a healthy and […]

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Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Chicken

4 Jun

This recipe is straight from Japan! No need to buy bottled teriyaki sauce anymore, making it homemade is so simple. The only specialty item you will need is Japanese wine – two kinds: Sake, a Japanese wine made from fermented rice and mirin, a sweet Japanese cooking sake. In Japanese cooking, rice is an essential element and its revered as […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt

2 Jun

It’s just about full on strawberry season! I’m feeling very fortunate to be able to go home to New York soon for a visit this time of the year and I cannot wait to go strawberry picking with my niece and nephew in the North Fork of Long Island in two weekends’ time. Seriously.  I think I have […]

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