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Savoy Cabbage Meatball Soup

savoy cabbage meatball soup

It was a home organization and cleaning day for me and nothing sounded better than a cleansing and healthy soup with savoy cabbage, leeks, carrots, parsley, turkey meatballs and soba. It is a flavorful and nutrition-filled dinner that left me feeling…

Meyer Lemon Upside Down Cake

lemon cake

I saw this recipe on Sunset magazine and just had to make it, immediately. It’s a moist and crumbly cake made out of both flour and cornmeal. The Meyer lemon slices absorbed the butter and brown sugar from the cake during…

Party Olive Tapenade Toasts

olive tapenade

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Where did 2014 go? For me, 2014 was a busy and amazing year. I traveled around France, around Japan, celebrated four weddings with close friends, hiked new trails around LA, tried out a few five-star-worthy…

Cheesy Chicken Chimichanga

chimichanga

I love chimichangas. Chimichangas are basically burritos, filled with meat and vegetables, then deep-fried and topped with cheese and sauce. There’s a debate as to where this Tex-Mex dish originated from, and several restaurants in Tucson, Arizona, are claiming to…

Quick and Easy Bison Risotto

bison risotto

Cold days call for stews, soups and… risotto. This is a quick and easy risotto with bison, garlic, arugula, fresh grana padano cheese, and chicken broth, thickened and made creamier with an egg and some milk. Bison is a great protein to add…

Sweet and Salty Tahini Crumbles

tahini cookies

The weather has been so pleasant here, with a constant mild breeze and just the right amount of sun. I’ve never been much for warm weather, but when it comes to winter in LA, the weather is perfect at 65 degrees. After…

White Wine Fettuccine with Mussels

mussels wine pasta

I just love seafood dishes with that light wine and garlic flavor infused in the sauce. It is so refreshing and fresh tasting. Mussels and clams are also surprisingly easy to cook, though I find it slightly weird as the…

Mexican Salmon in Corn Husks

baked salmon

When people think corn husks, most think tamales. But corn husks are actually great in baking and grilling because of the naturally infused roasted corn flavor. When I saw Marcela Valladolid cooking one of her mom’s favorites, Salmon in Corn Husks,…