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Babaganoush

I’m sad to say that summer has come to a close. I decided to try something new with the last of our homegrown eggplants. I LOVE middle eastern cuisine but there aren’t any middle eastern restaurants in our neighborhood. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Homemade Flavored Water

Soda is bad for you, period.  Lots of sugar (mostly in the form of high fructose corn syrup), coloring and artificial flavorings.  America has finally caught on! But if you don’t drink soda, what are you left with? Juice- this … Continue reading

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Tabbouleh…or however you spell it

I love tabbouleh because it’s refreshing and super high in fiber. Traditionally tabbouleh is made from bulgar (wheat) but when I went to Trader Joe’s, I realized they don’t sell it! The closest thing I could find was whole wheat … Continue reading

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Mango Lassi

Mango lassi is something that I love when I eat indian food. Here is an easy recipe for making it at home. Ingredients 1 cup of sweet mango, fresh or frozen 3/4 cup light coconut milk 3/4 cup plain yogurt … Continue reading

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Homemade Almond Milk

Did your parents force you to drink 3 cups a milk a day when you were a kid? Mine did. I never particularly liked it. Adding Strawberry Nesquik made it more bearable but once I was done growing (a whole … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Cake

In my last post, I made a cake for my dog. In this post, I made a cake for my boyfriend’s niece’s 3rd birthday party! A rice crispy Hello Kitty dressed in fondant, made by the bf, graced the top … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Cake

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Trader Joe’s Asian Food Fail

Sometimes tj’s hits the nail on the head when it makes, packages and puts its name on ethnic foods. This is no such instance. Just because the main ingredient of gyoza sauce is soy sauce doesn’t automatically make it all-purpose.

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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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Cantelope and Pancetta Cream Sauce Pasta

My dad brought home a photocopied recipe for cantelope pasta sauce a few years back.  He posted it on the frig, hoping that my mom or I would make it.  We never got around to it and the recipe eventually … Continue reading

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