Monthly Archives: July 2011

Healthier Alternatives

I have discovered healthier alternatives to childhood favorites in a brand called Annie’s.  I used to buy these at the Co-op in Isla Vista (Santa Barbara) and found that they now sell them at Target!!! White Cheddar Bunnies.  They taste … Continue reading

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Ceviche de Camaron

Ceviche is a wonderful summer meal that is so easy to make! Ceviche, in its simplest form, is raw fish marinated in citrus juice. I personally like to cook my seafood with heat before I marinade it because I like … Continue reading

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Porto’s Bakery & Cafe

Until recently, I have only had Porto’s baked goods.  I suggested that my girlfriends meet for dinner at Porto’s so that I could finally try their other offerings.  I must say,  I wasn’t disappointed.  I ordered the Dinner Plate. Rice, … Continue reading

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Basil Lemonade

Oh summer!!! I love it. The fresh fruit. The sun tans. The warm nights. But it does get unbearably hot during the day.  I found a great recipe for a refreshing drink in my Vita-mix cookbook.  I tweaked it a … Continue reading

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Japanese Shaved Ice

Though many cultures can’t get along, they do agree on at least one thing: that shaved ice is good.  Most cultures have their own version of it.  Snow cones (American), Halo Halo (Phillipino), Pabingsu (Korean), Kakigori (Japanese), Raspado (Mexico), Piragua … Continue reading

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Ports O’Call- San Pedro

My bf and I had both been craving seafood so we decided to go to Ports O’Call in San Pedro to fulfill our craving.  What I like about Ports O’Call is that there are tons of little “restaurants” to choose … Continue reading

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Blackberry-Date Vinaigrette

At my house, we have a small blackberry bush that bears its fruit at the beginning of summer.  While trying to think up a dressing for a salad, my sister and I decided to make a normal vinaigrette but add … Continue reading

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